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 j./V  -.1-!.  i   ,    ' b  >-.  -TV  #r  ' 1  ������"?  yf  VOL.9  ATLIN,   B.C.,   SATURDAY,    OCTOBlvR io, -1903.  NO. ?ai  LOCAL ENTERPRISES  Reapt Rich Rewards ��� Opening New Territory.  It     /  If  Dixie   Valley   Gives    Promise1   of  ''   Rich Returns ��� Ruby Creek  Shows up Well.  1.       '   , ,, The extension of ,the area of al-  iluviaF deposits beyond the Pine,  creek 'watershed this, season is ot  great moment to the welfaie and  .,-, lpe'rmanence 6f the Atlin camp. "  1 ' ' ' This, summer a local syndicate  determined to exploit the large deposits of auriferous-gravels which  characterized * the upper ^ Dixie  watershed, to the south-east of the  Pine-Spruce, valley.   ,The prospec-  \ -i 1 f  tors of 1898 staked' a large area of  Dixie" creek and 'O'DonnelL river,  and in 1S99, different parties mined  in a small way 'on the "main creek  ' aiid it-j many tributaries, ..but the  distance from the y.-distributing  centres of Atlin an'd Discovery, ne-~  cessitating vmuch loss of time ,in  <l travel-and expense ,in transportation aricTthe'poverty of the miners,  7 -i.-b.who were unable to, stay.with-their  claims long enough to prove or disprove their value, led to the general  abandonment" of that se^tioif for  the" placers nearer home.s  Conditions are very different now.  The richness of the Pine and Mc-  Kee watersheds have been fully established, and there is practically  no more ground available within  that section, the tendency-is therefore is to feel outward for pastures  new. This policy has received impetus by the formation some  months ago of the Bull Creek Syndicate and the opening up of the  stream of that name, which, when  sufficiently .prospected, and if found  to warrant the establishment of a  large plant will add to the yearly  output of the district,  Operations were under the charge  of Mr. Alfred Cartnichael, late of  Otter creek, and he reports the fol-  lowiug work accomplished: 2500  feet of ditch- was dug, delivering on  the ground selected to prospect,  500 miner's inches of water, and  a small hydraulic plant was installed, 350 feet of hydraulic hose connecting the monitor with the pressure box. Lumber and supplies  were hauled over the mountains to  lhe ground and on August 23rd  water was turned on. A large  quantity of gravel was piped  through the sluices before the close  of the season with most encouraging results. While no bonanza was  struck, the average value per cubic  yard indicated the existence of a  large area of ground' bearing uniform values. Operations will he  actively continued in the early  spring of 1904.  ! "  Developments on Ruby.  Another one of our local syndicates, which deserves more tli an a  mere passingvnu:ulion, is the Ruby  Creek Mining Partneiship, who acquired a large ' aren' of the bed of  Ruby cieek last .spring.  n Ruby cieek, like,all others in the  distiict,-\yas all staked ehuiiig the  early days of the camp, but' owing  to the failure to Hud gold iu paying  quantities, the early mineis abandoned their holdings. .Later, lhe  creek was acquired by 'Paul W.  Law under leasehold, and a lwige  amount of Philadelphia capitil  ruthlessly squandered under his  management, without obtaining  any satisfactory results: Through  hiS'faihne to comply with the conditions of leaseholds;- the property-  was dulv declared open for location.  . The energy and perseverance  of local men, have ..not only proyed  the creek to be well within the auriferous belt,, but that Ruby, "creek  bids fair to equal in richness that of  its near neighbor, Boulder creek.     1  Developments,   on' behalf of the  pui tuership, were commenced ��� iu  June last and can ted on without  intermission until the end of the  season. The woik was under the  superintendence of Mr., Norman  McLcod. Seveial, hundred(' feet of  'ditching was coiisliucled ,and some  400 feet of flume laid. A ground -  sluice was'made with the , object of  peaching bedrock. This, however,  was not accomplished, though a  depth, of ?5 feel was attained. ���, At  aTiepth of 1*2 feet some good pay  giavel was cncounteied, again at  the maximum depth,vwhal is supposed to be the original pay channel  showed very.,fine prospects. It is  expected that bedrock (will be  leached when . a few/feet more  depth has been gained.' The outcome of theseason's work has been  - * i  most satisfactory, and' the excellent  ���    / ���     1  result obtained  has  stimulated the  Partnership to the formulation of  operations on a much more "'extensive scale for next season., '  '. The men who have, in. the" two  instances abo"e mentioned, ��� put  in their money to open up -new districts, deserve  the, heartiest, com-  Muirhead's  Dredge,    Hydraulic    and   Placer   Views.  mendation. By their enterprise  they have shown their abundant  faith in the district, and the reward  which their efforts are certain to  meet with should be sufficient inducement for others to "go and do  likewise."  Good Roads.  Mr. J. P. Kinyon, Treasurer of  the McKee Consolidated, desires to  express his appreciation of the good  work accomplished by the B. C.  Government iu the completion of  the new wagon road between Atlin  and McKee Creek, as well as to Mr  Fraser, Government Agent, through  whose instrumentality the appropriation for the road was mainly  due. To Mr. Molyneaux, the road  foreman, Mr. Kinyon also wishes to  express his appreciation for the satisfactory and workmanlike manner  iu which the road has been constructed. Mr. Kinyon's company,  who have been and will be large  shippers, fully value the service and  assisiance the new road will be to  them.  Klondiker Robbed.  Seattle --T. J.^ Given, of Dawson,  was robbed of $1500 while on a  street car, the pickpocket escaped  and the police have so far been unable to get any clue as to the culprit. Mr. Given has given up all  hope of getting his mouey back.  Sitka Telegraph.  Sitka.��� The Uuited'States cable  office opened for business on the  3rd. inst., Sitka is new in telegraphic communication with the civi-  Ir/ed world.  Hot From the Wires.  " ��� Vancouyetv-C. \\r'. D. Chllb'.d  has been elected, to represent tlie  Skeena- constituency. Martin, at  suggestion of Dunsmuir reconsiiiei-  ing retirement;.but will be n-fu--ed  re-entry into politics, by solid-liberalism. C. E. Pdoley, Iv.qui-  malt, appointed 'Attorney Geuef.il-  bye election will be hotly contested. '  The Anti-Montgolian Clause.  ���Mr. Macpherson'sattempt to insert the anti-Montgolian clause, in  the Grand tTrunk' Pacific contract  was defeated by his own "the Liberal party." t In the- 'house Mr.  Benftet, Conservative, 'moved, that  J:hc-clause' be 'inserted/ prohibiting,  the employment of Chinese on lhe  construction of that public work.  ���.A11 the Conservatives, in the  house supported the motion and.  not a single Liberal voted, for the  measure to secure immunity from  Chinese competition, ; the-- resuk  being that the motion' was voted  down, '.vi        .'���' ' .  " *  * FreightMoyW.'; .'  '   .  I.   w ,.-    7-~~ *���-       *.���     .��/��-..   ^   . *  j t'r ~~~~~���v *'" * * *  c Whitehorse.���The freight--block- -  ade to Dawson,is broken; all boats  are'now carrying full cargoes and  over 2000-.tons were' shipped this*  week. It is now probable that al&  accumulated-freight will preach its  destination safely.   \ .   '  ��� '* r i  _  . ���. Legal Procedure.  - i 1  1    u, -"���    ��� ���  j  At the monthly meeting of the  Atlin Board of Trade, held on  Thursday evening last, a resolution '  fiom the New Westminster Board  of Trade, urging the abolition of  the County Court,- was read and referred to a committee for action.  The suggestion in brief is as follows : "Abolition of the County  Court and establishment in place  thereof, of a Superior Court having  original power in all matters civil  and criminal; division of the Province into judicial districts, imperatively requiring one judge to reside  permanently in the district for  which he is appointed. By adopting this plan great delays now inevitable in disposing of causes,  would be avoided, law expenses  reduced, and a speedy appeal had  iu cases where an appeal was desired, to a Court whose whole time  would be devoted to appellate business, and where owing to this circumstance and the facility for consultation afforded the members of  such Appellate Court, appeals  could be promptly disposed oi.  The additional cost of the suggested  change .would not be large, while  the benefits conferred upon the  community would be great and far-  reaching."  "���'���.Vi-Ji-*,    * H  'V--'#^'r  /*//.  ****��� 8'  W- s *  1 y  t* 1  L  j v    $  -'  i\  ' 17-    <i3  1 I  '.  I  *kl  ������ *>rl        f  r1 >���   -**** -  1  I  f:  . telbiX  n  1  UsSiXn ��L.  (  ,bb*  V'fff- -|  >'. ,'V  . i-v  "V  I ��- 'i  1. J',*.  V -f' -J I  . *-   I '  :w - i  ���>:", I  I V-ir*  ���'^-7   I  V'"T  1   ItJ,       '  REJOICING IN  THE TRUTH.  R��r. Henry Oloislead, Church of the-HoIy  Apostles, New York.  *'-n- the  truth.���I.  -Charity  rejoketh  Cor., xiii..  &  If we are convinced of the truth of  "*. simple fact, such as the form of some  object, then we believe it;' but the con-  friction produces no effect upon our  feelings. But there arc truths which,  when we arc assured of them, either  >adden or make us happy.  A  friend  conies  to  a   mother    And  yently breaks the news that her child  ,'<m --Jrowned.     Bui  she  cannot  hclievc  It.    She will not believe it.    Only an  hour ago this dear little one was nestling to.hcr  iibsoin, full of the joy of  'life and  baskii.j;   in  the  happiness  of  ���   mother's   love.      'My   child   cannot  be dead," she cries, "I will not believe  tt"    But at  last,  when  she  sees   the  body o-f her little one borne in to her  the dreadful truth is realized, and the  pent-up agony gives way to a flood of  tears.   Here indeed we have truth that  may not be rejoiced, over.  But, on the other hand,    the   news  .In the Fatherhood of God, and if i  believe as a Christian should, I shall1  be' indeed happy m God's family. God  tries to make His children happy..They  know their blessings, but they refuse  to repay Him with one grateful prayer,  with one smile of trusting love.  We believe that God sent His Son  into the world to redeem mankind, but  does the thought of the Incarnation  at Christmas have as much to do with I  our happiness as the family reunion,  the good dinner or the many gifts?  The angel who came from the throne  of God, from the delights of, hcivcn-  For the Farmer.  Thousands of tons of grass (an'd  even weeds) go to waste annually  along the roadside which might be easily utilized. 'A .farmer lately made a  few movable hurdles, in which he placed sheep, and ��� pastured them along  the road, the farm fence forming one  side of the hurdle. - The hurdles were  moved forward daily,"and thet,result  was that the roadside was cleaned off  wherever the sheep were hurdled, while  at a trifling cost,  ing by others.    ,  It is worth'practis-  I   . _       ,   ��� .        i      ��� ,, . .    ,, Willitcvci    LUC   *,llCt*I.*   VVC1C 1   U1UICU,   W1111C  LZ   itnVhf   Jl\f "If Tvt0 fallen" Quite, an amount of mutton was secured  man,   thought  well    that    his    news  would make men glad. ^    "Behold,  I  bring you glad  tidings of great joy." j  But many of  us  believe,  and yet we  do not rejoice.   Oh, my people, why is J  it? Can we truly believe in all God's I  blessings,   in   the   great   truths   which ���  affect our eternal welfare, 'and not rejoice? j  There can be no cold, unfeeling be- '  lief in   God's  great truths.. They  are  too vital, too essential, and if they do  not make us happy, then our faith is  as nothing.    Believe in the truth. Yes,  but   believing,  we  must  rejoice   with  joy unspeakable.                                 '  Took a Long Time.  When   George    Ade went  from  the  literary  field    of    Lafayette,   Indiana,  says The  Reader,  to tread  the  primrose path of dalliance with  all    sorts  of a certain fact "may bring with it a   of things on the staff of The Chicago  world of'joy.' The lost may bejound.  The son who had wandered away from  *���   his home and loving family, and who  had spent his youth'in riotous living,  returns at last.    His  father runs    to  meet him, he recognizes him, and his  heart goes  out to  the  son  who was  ���-   dead and is alive again, and was lost  Hid is found.    What a happy moment  was that in the, life of the aged   patriarch Jacob when  his sons  returned  from Egypt'with the news, "Joseph is  yet alive." At first "he could not  believe, but when theyrhad told him all  ���    their tale,  and  showed him the waggons which Joseph had sent to carry  him,  the  spirit of    Jacob,    their    father, revived,  and  Isiael  said:   "It  is  enough; Joseph, my son, is yet alive.  I will go and see him  before I  die."  Rfes, it is indeed joy'to be convinced  ��f truth like thk  ,  All 'these events,  which  affect more  cr less our human life,  are of    little  , consequence,   however, ^compared with  Ihe greater truths concerning the universe  and  God  liimself.    Under    the  former head  we may consider  scien-  Mtific  truths���truths'    which   men   have  discovered  and  proved    by  piofound  - study and research.   They'are the re-  ' relations of things which  God meant  1   us to know.   New facts are being discovered every day in    the    world    ol  science, and m legard to these things  it is our duty to receive them when we  are convinced of their truth.  I "But belief is one thing, and rejoicing  hi what we  believe is  altogether another.   A scientist, a bacteriologist, a  ' student of  "disease germs,  is studying  some painful and contagious disease  He thinks to himself, "Nowi this disease must be propagated by some kind  ,of germ,.   Let me try to discover the  presence of such."    With great pains  he analyses everything which may be  the lurking place of such geinis as he  supposes exist.     At last he is rewarded by finding the cause of the trouble,  and perhaps also discovers some way  of exterminating the bactciia.   He has  discovered die truth. He has convinced  otheis of his profession that his conclusions are true, and lie is very happy.     Others  who  have  been  laboring  to heal people of this disease, without  success,  read  of  his  experiments,   realize, how great is the discovery,    and  tejoice with him.  Science deals only with the world  and man's physical life. There is a  still greater fund of truth which it cannot touch���the great facts about God  and heaven and man's spiritual being  ' and prospects. These we may call di-  ,Vine truths. We shall see that they  are of the greatest interest, not to  & few people only, but to every child  ���af man. Yes, they should interest him  and make him rejoice.  It is notenough that I believe in the  treed and in all the facts of our Lord's  life. It is not enough to say, I know,  'I believe, hut, rather, "Praise the Lord,  O my soul, rejoice and be exceeding  glad, for the Lord hath showed thee,  O mail, what is true. ' Rejoice, there-  lore, in the truth." If these things  which 1 enumerate in my belief do not  make me glad, then I must indeed be  a bad maa  We say that we believe the Old and  New Testaments to be the Word of  God. We all know, this fountain of  truth, but does it make us glad? Do  we take up the Bible, rea.. it carelessly, and put it down again with a  sigh of relie.f, as if a disagreeable duty  had been accomplished? We ss.y that  we fully believe what we have read,  but what is the value of such belief?  As well read some profound and abstract treatise on mathematics, which  we know to be true, but which interests us not at all. Far better it would  be, it seems to me, to read even sceptically, expecting to disbclcivc, than  to "read carelessly. Better an honest  doubter than one who can read lhc  glorious pages of God's work and not  rejoice.  Then we say that we believe all the  articles of the Christian faith as contained in the cieeds of the Church.  But if our belief (Iocs, nut make us  happy, our belief is in vain.    I believe  Record, he met a .native lady wrilcr  of that town of Pierian Springs and  Olympian heights. She wasn't as  young as she used to be, but she 'was  quite as pretty as she had ever been,  and her devotion to Mr. Ade as a pr;  Apples vs. Strawberries in England.  The folly, of keeping Canadian apples  until late in the spiing with the hope  of r selling  them  for export at  an increased   profit- is shown by a'   recent  rep- rt to the Fruit Division, Ottawa,  by Mr. A.  W.   Grindley, one    of the  agents of the Department of Agriculture  in  Great  Britain.      Mr.   Grind-  ley says :���"Prof.  Waugh of the Massachusetts      Agricultural    Experiment  Station   and myself were  looking    at  some States apples in barrels, arrived  29th of June in cold storage.      They  were -soft   when   discharged,   and   did  not  bring  much,   as   they   will  go  off  very quickly, besides, who wants poor  apples   when  the   market   is  swamped  with   English   strawberries    at7   their  best?" " "  barnyard m^uire. All decaying vegetable and atonal matter is favorable  to^insect lif<*;( hence crops upon which  barnyard, m. nure is used are more liable to'insect'pests than those nourished with commercial feitilizers. This  may be in part' avoided by spreading  the* manure late' in the fall, and leaving it exposed to the winter fiosts  Barnyard manure is especially valuable for crops which have a long period of growth,'like corn and potatoes  and clover hay, though it must 'not be  forgotten that there are also slow-  acting commercial fertih/ers which  serve the purpose as well.���W. W.  Fowler, in The Country Gentleman.  The Value of Barnyard Manure.  The subject .of manure's is perhaps  the most touchy one in the whole cate-  . .. r.. . gory of the good old-fashioned far-  sent help in every time of trouble���r.'mei's principles and ,practices. Here'  her troubles���was pathetic. ��� He was he feels master of the argument. He  a good thing at first voluntarily, be- is standing up' for an .old friend, a  cause he*wanted to help.strugghng gen- faithful servant of'the family���some-  ius, but the lady was so persistent that   thing that has done good work in his  "ecamelctu .ly��rS e " W' * t,mCS \ ^a"f the,     It" is"the.hardest worker  ~ ��� ���     J . nn    the  One day he" went cheerfully to his on "I? tarm; ',s work ,s n*ot do11?'  'desk, for he had not seen her i.i-a long fays he�� in .onc year< *��\ ^uscec lt  long*time, and the hope that she had the n?xt year- and the ncxt' }$* f��"  gohe to a better" world above made ' mer doe? not attempt to explain this  him resigned, if'not really and truly apparently permanent benefit, nor to  happy. But it was not to be. He unclerstand it in so far as if is so.'Nor  found her waiting, for him. She does be discriminate much ,between  greeted him ,effusively, and he"didn't manures and manures, good,, bad or  reciprocate, but he had to be polite, Poor; nor does he calculate the money  and ask her where she had been all value of this manure, unless he have  this time. , *      1 need to, buy it, and then he often cal-  "Why, don't you��� know?" _she said."' culates long and earnestly, and fails  "I had a fever lor three weeks, and it to buy. Nor does he often thinks it  has taken me six weeks to get on my " worth while "to give attention to this  A' High-speed Railway.  There  Is  about to  bo  constructed  between   Manchester   and  Liverpool,   says  The London Sphere,  nn  elect: lo express  mono-rail  track  which   will  be  the'pio-  neor  high-speed -railway   In   the   world:  When tho  bill was brought before Parliament cautious persons prophesied fail-'  tiro, but after tho  committee had heard  ovldonco of prominent engineers, who expressed  their opinion  that travel  at 110  .times   an   hour   was   qulto  possible   and  saro.'on  tho mono-rails,  Parliament  authorized   tho   construction   of   the   lino,  which   will   probably   bo   the   forerunner  or  a host  of  subsequent   mono-rails  on  which wo shall  travel  nt high  speed In  perfect comfort and with  no reiisonulilo  chaneo  of accident.    Tho  engineers 'are  Mr. P. B. Behr and Mr. It. Elliott-Cooper,   who  propose   to  run  slnglo  oars  on  tho  slnglo-rall   track  at  a   speed  of  110  miles an hour, tho cars running every ten  minutes.   The length of tho line will bo  about thirty-four and one-half miles, and  the cars will tako twenty minutes instead  of the forty to ��� forty-llvo minutes taken  by tho present fastest express trains run  ,oy   throe  railway  companies.    Tho  pat-  Si?   ?? 2*   tll,s   high-speed   mono-rail   is  Mr. P. B. Bohr, who lias devoted himself  to  this  form  of" travel' for  many  years  past.    Some  little while ngo, In connection   with   the' Brussels   exposition,   Mr.  ��,,.  uiIt an exPorImental mono-rail on  which very  high  speeds   were  attained,  commissioners   appointed   to   report  WHEN YOU'RE  RUN  DOWN  Just build up your system with  the   great    South    American  Nervine, tho  health builder, blood  makur and nerve food, that is quickest and most thorough in its action.  -    Will put every ortran In the body  ^n good working: order speedily and  .permanently, through giving them  * now nervous energy, and lllls tho  system with health, vigor  and rich, red blood." '  J. W. Dlnwoodie,  of CUmpbelTford,  Ont., states: "For  yearslwastrou1 ed  with nerrousg-Jbs  and Impaired liver  and kidneys. I web  treated by several  doctors: tried every .  medicino.-Lastfalll  procured a bottls of  SOUTH  AMERICAN  NERVINE.  I took but a verjr  few doses and tha  nervous deprassiuB  loffc iuy entire system. I will nover  bo without lt"  m  DR. '     v  VOf* STAN'S  PINEAPPLE/  TABLETS  allow tho Buflbror from lndlgostloa  to oat hoartlly and hoavily of any-  .   .  Jng    mid  vet Mund whllut you eniby  .life.-Prloe, 85 oauta. i  Tho  feet."  "bre   weeks!"   exclaimed   Mr.   Ade  in surprise. ^       '  "Yes, indeed; six��whole weeks."  "Well," he responded, as if thoroughly convinced. "I have always heard  that Chicago women had, large feet,  but I didn't suppose they were quite  so large ,as  that"      ,  .    '   "Sistine  Chapel in Danger.  .    .  The news that the roof of 'the Sis-  tine    Chapel    is    in danger ..suggests  the possibility of a disaster compared  with  which the. fall of the Campanile  was   trivial,  says  The  Speaker'.   Here  the   Titan   of   the   Renaissance   spent  thirteen years of his" life,  wrestling in  its cooped spaces with the mechanical  difficulties that unpeded the execution '  of hi$ gigantic imaginings.     lt   is the j  monument  of   Michael Angelo's   gen-'  ius, and of the whole lavish spirit of  his  age.      Here  Pope Julius  squan- ���  dered   the     sin-offerings   of   Venetian  conquerors   and"   Florentine    tyrants,  and with the great brush that he had  the wisdom to hire painted his way to  the gratitude of the human lace, while  the obscure monk1 111 Germany undermined  his   careless   reign.      It  is  the  centre  of a   faith   which    had   at  last  gtown  weak   enough,  in  the  splendid  glow   of  tasteful  indulgence,  to  make  a real mythology. ' 'Here in the dome  are present the very authentic records  of the world, as though 111    Rome had  been deposited ^the archives of the universe. >     The prophets and the sibyls ,  in the 'dome seem the buttresses of r.n  authority   that   is    here    indisputable.  The Creation and   the Judgment   expose the origins and explain the destinies of the regime that is centred in  the  Vatican.      lt was    all    a    great  world-empire    which  knew   its   begin-  The first donation to the proposed art  gallery  will   require  a  lot  of   inspection if the British Museum authorities'  information     is     correct. ��� London  Chronicle.  I faithful servant .until he is rea'dy ,to  plow it into the ^ground. Jt.may lie  i in his barnyard-'and leach- away, or  burn; a passing'brook may flood-it  and wash the1 life out of it; still, it  is his old faithful and true standby.1  If it fails to stand by(him/ something'  else receives the blame. "Tlie season  or the soil is-at-fault,-but'barnyard,  manure is infallible.  '    "   '"  , *  Now.y if the good'"-old-fashioned-'far-'  mer knew;the full sand'true;value'of  this' 'friend���barnyard -manure���ho  would guard it as trie apple of his eye,'  and use it as carefully as'-gold-'dust.  He would build a wall around it and'a  roof ovei it, would preserve it from  flood and fire, and in the end oldj  barnyard manure would do itself more  than old-time credit .in the work for  which it was created^ , . -    *  Now, let us consider.a few things  in regard to these barnyard manures.  First, there is quite a range in their  chemical (food) composition and value.  Manures of highly-fed animals are different in value fiom those of low-fed  animals���those of fattening from those  of milking animals. Manures composted with leaves, cornstalks, tobacco  stems, etc., have the added value of  the composting material, while those  housed fiom the sun and rain keep  whatever value they first possessed.  This housing cannot always be done  by die average farmer, in which case  he has two things to be careful to  guard -against���heating and washing.  Heating may be avoided either by  spreading the manure or by adding to  it something to take up the ammonia  as it is formed by decomposition. Land  plaster cr lime sulphate will do this,  and both add lime lo the manure and  form the valuable fertilizing .compound of ammonium sulphate���an ingredient of all high-grade commercial  ' fertilizers. So the addition of leaves  straw, tobacco stems, etc., add to the  manures the mineral elements of those  j materials. The value of barnyard ma-  I nurse is twofold. First, it adds ccr~  , tain chemical plant foods to the soil,  fust as the commercial fertilizer does,  on tho line by various Governments expressed thoir opinion  that.speeds of 100  miles an  hour and over would be.quite  feasible on such a track, that ears could  5!u,?i ro"nd  sharp  curves  with  no  possibility of derailment, and Hint the passengers would feel no  111-effecta from  such  rapid    travel:    The 'earlier ' mono-rails'  built by Mr. Behr were steam lines, and  many of these exist in various parts of  the  world  and   give   every  satisfaction.  Mr. Behr's Idea In building the Manchester and Liverpool mono-rail is to convince  the railway companies of the advisability  or laying. down special mono-rail tracks  BOlely for tho  express passenger trafnc,  thus  leaving the  present  ground ��� tracks  lor slow passenger and goods traffic. Engineers aro agreed that average  speeds  f ��iY.^r seventy miles an.hour  are  Impossible on the curves found on existing  railways.   The construction of a special  mono-rail track would enable .very high  speeds to be ro ohed with perfect safety,  ,and would do a*vay with that "mixture  of speeds" whii,  .renders the problem of  ,dealing .,with .express,   slow   and   goods  traffic ono of -ver-increasing difficulty to  ^tha, railway   -jompanies.    The   mono-rail  tracks  would , be  laid alongside  the  existing, two-rail ground tracks, or tho" cars  -could be run overhead if so desired. The  mono-rail -.electric*., cars,- .which   are   expected 'to move''at -the -rate of 100 miles  nn hour, will'be slung, very low down*on  .the .trestle rail, the-'propulsion being ob-  -tained on .the top rail'by.'upright wheels.  ,SIdo rails, will be.employed to steady tho  car   and. render ' derailment'- impossible.  The   line, of  route   from-Manchester Mo  Liverpool .will run  tluough   part  of Ec-  cles, Warrington and" Garston, but.it. is  not:Intended" to-have  stations  at  these  .points., ,There will be two lines of rail���  an up and a down "line���on which expiess  cars will run.    . ���  ���; .,  _���/ , .Tristan d'Acunha. * ���  . A Blue Book-'lias just been-issued, con  talning, '.'Further correspondence relating  to the Island of Tristan d'Acunha." The  present publication completes the series  formerly brought down to February, 1S97.-1  It contains a number of notes and reports on. the island, compiled by the  captains of passing ve&sels, the latest  of which, by Lieutenant Watts-Jones,  commanding H.M.S. Thrush, bears, date  January, 1803. Tho question of removing  the community from Tristan d'Acunha to  Cape Colony, and ol abandoning the Island, has been under the consideration  of tho Colonial Olfice for some time.  From some points ol view tho-existence  of a population "in this lone spot has its  advantages, as wiecks aio not infrequent,  and the islanders invariably render eveiy  aid in their power to shipwiecked sailots.  But, on.tho other hand, the responsibility of saloguai ding- the future of tho  people is considerable,, and lt may not  always be possible in futuie to toll off a  .man-of-war for the purpose of visiting  ihe Island annually. The subject of le-  moval was broached to the people themselves, and the great majoiily expressed their willingness to go, only one man  and two elderly women demurring. The  islanders stipulated, however, that they  should receive compensation for their  cattle and sheep���a matter of a few hundreds of pounds altogether. The island,  indeed, seems to be quite an Arcadia, and  as there is no cable and no postoftice  lt might easily be regarded .as an ideal  holiday resort.  rThB Lunrnnr* or Hatnra, * 'r  0. younjf lady at a Boston dinner  table upon remarking that "We hard  had a very torrid month" 'received tW  response from a perspiring young'maW  on the other side of tha table, Tmu  and a durned hot one, too." Human  oatur* Is much tempted to speak tm-  the point of high tempsratura*.���-Bo*��  ton Globe.  ��� ,   - ��� -       .,,*-,,  [ ���     ���������������I    1     rs       ~        >  You  Pay���  Ypu  Choose.'  There Is,  1 no case of  Rheumatism    that  ' the   Great  South  American  Rheumatic Cure  , will not ,  t conquer in  ' ti few'days  - ���acute or'  chronic,  muscular ^  or nervous.  It gives al-'  -  '        most instant relief and at once begins  to drive out the disease, root  and branch, curing in ono to  three days. -  George    England,    a    ship  builder of Chatham, writes:  " I was laid up for six months with  rheumatism.   I procured a bottle of  SOUTH   AMERICAN'  RHEUMATIC CURE.  In twenty-four hours I wag well and  have not been troubled with rheumatism since."  -    '     Morgan Got at Them.  Mr. Pierpont Morgan'.s offer to present his entire art collection, valued at   but usually in a much smaller degree  $6,000,000, to the proposed national aft   ��n proportion^to cost.    Twenty loads  gallery in Washington, will    create a  smile among British Museum officials,  who entertain very settled convictions  as to the genuineness of much of his  collection. Some weeks ago, when the  Satitapharncs tiara scandal was raging,  one of the heads of the Museum said, in  an interview, that there were not many  costly art forgeries in the market, as  Mr. Pierpont Morgan had absorbed all  that had been offered of late ! When  their patron was possessed of numberless millions of dollars art agents in  Paris, where Mr. Morgan had scattered his commissions, grew reckless in  buying, hoping to unload on American  millionaires who knew everything  about finance, but nothing about art.  nings and foresaw its doom; Michael  Angclo painted its annals when Rome  was still the awful centre of the earth  and the earth the proof of Creation-  There is in the superb pride of his  superhuman figures the conscious authority, the imperial instinct of a  painter who worked for God's vice-  regent. It seems intolerable that  these tremcridutus monuments of the  great days before Galileo should ever  turn to crumbling plaster and pitiable  fragments. '  of barnyard manure at a value of $30  would furnish somewhat less food, but  produce about the same yield of corn  as 650 pounds of plant food, costing  $12, in a high-grade commercial fertiliser; the same with clover hay.  Barnyard manure has, however, an  additional value���one which at times  becomes quite as important as its food  value. To a sand^ soil it gives body,  moisture-holding power, and a slow  and steadily available food supply���one  that will not wash out easily. To a  clay soil, particularly if it has had land  plaster added, it gives circulation of  air and moisture���two essentials to  plant growth.  For these last reasons it is a valuable  helpmeet for the commercial fertilizer  in all but very ri:h, loamy soils and  those rich in decaying vegetable matter. Itt benefit extends over into years  sticccc' ing its application,for these two  reasons���first, its improvement of the  lextuic of the soil is more or less permanent; second, it decays slowly, and  slowly yields up its food constituents.  The whole $30 worth is not available,  and is therefore not used the first year,  South American Kidney Cure  speedily and, thoroughly relieves ' and cures the worst  Kidney and Bladder diseases.  Relief in a few hours. 1.  u "My dear," said a frightened husbandb'  in the middle of the night,' shaking his.-  wife, "where did you put that bottle o!  strychnine ?"  "On  the shelf next to the peppermint."  "Oh !" he groaned. "I've swaUowedl"-  It I"  "Well, for goodness sake," whispered -  his wife, "keep quiet or you'll wako-  tbe   baby."���Philadelphia   Ledger.  '9l_L'!  To euro lieMtm and  tiSerfiffurlngr &Mn diseases*  But  A Courtship Under Difficulties.  This is The New York Sun's picture  of how a devoted couple conducted a  courtship in a Jersey mosquito-infested  resort. There are, of course, no summer resorts  in  Canada  where    love's  although it was ncccssaiy to place this  young dream  would be dreamt under  much within the icach of the plant.      such depressing circumstances.  A   word   -.^   to   a   disadvantage    of   "  CURES  too matter what other or- h����r manjp  other applications have failed.  Madam used it and got well, and..1  the keeps it for her friends aad^hor  children,   having-   learned  it -it  ��-���-  tieverfail in the  treatment of piles,  &nd in tetter, salt rheum, ringworm,  eczema, barber's itch, and all skin- <  eruptions.    Prioe, 35c.  The Sisters at St. Joseph's Infant Home, South Troy, N.Y., state,i  "Many children come to oiir  home covered with eczema. Wo  would like to buy your ointment by  the pound."  Dr�� Agnew's Liver Pills  are the most effective pills���while  milder in action, more quickly setting: free tho digestive canal. 40  doses, 10c ������-'  SKU2  [t.j'Xxm-fr+nuMtmrt*1  '������aassz^  *infil!&Tt'��t��ZyteewxvT��I^^'�� By G. H. BENEDICT:  A  Thrilling Story of * Love and Adventure*  , '    '     - - , ' .><    f  *o  - Matters went on In this way for two  E three weeks.- Rolff House was ending a reputation it had never before  fully borne as an abode of mischevous  Spirits, when the 'gossip and interest  ni tha matter '-were suddenlyy greatly.  Increased by the flight of old Margaret  Itrom tho house to the abode of a niece,  t*. married woman of middle age, living  In the village, where 'she arrived smitten with moral terror, and at once took  " ko-b��d with , serious illness In conso-  ������uenee of thefnervous excitement sho  bad undergone.  From   her   confused   statements,   lt  Iras gathered that she had at'first put '  ka faith in the reality of the ghostly  ���laBlfestatlons, attributing them solely;  to the wloked pranks of Leb. Sackett:,  but, as day after day passed by, and'  Mob night brought new and moro mys- _  Wlaui  occurrences,   her  courugo, hud  ���fera-tually  given  way,( till  at  last an  Went had ooourred that had completely  iUrriflcd her and caused her'to Hoc tho ,.  house.   What this terrifying occurrence  -tows she could not be Induced to state,  -put lt had evidently left a most serious ���  -nnprosslon upon her mind and partially  -pattered her well-worn 'faculties. ,   <���,  ���  I It was noticed, too, by those most in- ,'  treated,  that Leb.  Sackett no - longer  M* his usual''Jaunty air, but seemed  -*���  h  Ject he had been perfectly successful.  He was resolved, that not one rebuff,  nor a hundred, should discourage him.  He meant to win by persistency, address and opportunity, and time and  fortune, he well knew, weie in his fa-  Vor"'-v /        ���       ' '  I^l^i"  leave you under the slightest delusion,'  Believe me, lt is impossible."  Ralph was quick to catch the Implied  admission of the generous-hearted girl  that she might have unconsciously led  blm to hope for her favor..'     '       - ���  "But why?" 'he made haste to urge.  "Most truly, I have seen no reason t-j  " Incline me to believe that your attitude  toward  me  was  such  as  to  shut  out  '"hope. And even if it were, I could not  the less admire and love you, ' and  ���hcrlsh the fond hope to win you. But  I will not, I cannot, Indulge so terrible  % belief as that you will deliberately  fleollne to listen to my suit, and ot least  �����ot give yourself time and opportunity  iNr v**\r*i\l\ wbatVr my attentions may  ���Sot In time become moro agreeable to  you."   ; "  "It Is needless, believe me, Mr. Say-  brook," she replied. '"Do-'not wrong  yourself with such a hope."  "Ah, but, Rosa, I cannot help it, Tho  ���thought of love may .-be, new to'you;  but,*'my dear girl, ���- you are now of an  age to exolte admiration and attract  suitors, and why should I not seek to  be among the number of your faithful  .worshippersT ' I could not expect to be  without rivals, but,, knowing, my own  heart, I oan well indulge the hope of  "unusually grave  and  pre-occupled  In   .being able to surpass all In faithfulness  ���fell his actions.   Tet he did not leave    and devotion."  the house. lie asserted that there were  toot ghosts enough "in Christendom to  ���care him, and that he would stay in  the old house as long as he was wanted  there.  > One evening, however, he did not put  In an , appearance at Ronk's tavei n.  tA.nother evening passed, and he was  Btill absent Still.a third and a fourth,  found him missing from his acoustomed  blaoe,,.and public excitement began to  pe aroused in regard to his safety It  Nras believed that he had come to some  harm at the bands of the evil spirits  Tears sprang to the eyes of the young  girl. i The situation was becoming very  embarrassing for her, and she determined to cut lt'short by a candid explanation. , < - ,. _ -1 *  -"Let me be frank with you,~Mr. Say-  brook,", she said. "My faith is already  pledged to another, and I cannot break  It."             ,  "Unwelcome as the news Is to me,"  replied Ralph, showing no sign ,of discomfiture, "I do not see how it'entirely  shuts me out from hope. I had reason,'  perhaps, to suspect'such a fact, but I  terlous disappearance of Leb. Sackett  added to the excitement in regard to  |he ghostly doings at Rolff House.  fc- _        -- ' t  not an objection 'that /would prove in  any way insuperable.   Indeed. I ilid not  ��hat bewitched ,the  old 'house. . None > also had reason to believe that lt was  (Were so bold as to go and investigate  lUie matter, however.\ And so the mys  know but that your relations in that  direction had been broken *: off. Of  bourse, you allude to, Claude Rolff.  Much as I respect and admire him as  CHAPTER-XVI.   '    .     "-  Ralph  Saybrook  was  ndt,a> young  tnan to take leave'of his characteristic'  Shrewdness even In such a delicate matter as love-making.   ^Having resolved  m. friend, I cannot believe but that ho  bas lacked the sincerity and earnestness of a true maniy character in his  attentions to you." In fact without  breaking confidence,.I think I mayjjay  that he himself looked upon his dopar-"-  *o win Boss. Bruyn. he knew the best*. ture abroad practical sundering of  ftlan to lead to ultimate success was to UnU, tles that'bound him to his native  feoldly and persistently lay seige to her .!,awlf ^ thatr he confessed M muoh  ���fceart He was well aware -that he ,'maA x have also reason to beU tba��  -Jtvould be rebuffed at first, and that'it ��� he has since,formed new tiea ln the  ftrould require great address and per- i Jace of hla pi.egent~ residence which  ���Istency for him to achieve ultimate W0Ujd preciude the Idea that he regard-  success, and all his, plans were laid 1  "tor conducting q. long and difficult suit  (With as much precision and method as  if. it were a law case instead of a mat-  Binonial project he had in hand,  ed any pledges he might lightly have  made to you as binding. No, no; I cannot consider that his claims should  shut out mine. Let me assure you,  {Rosa, kindly    but earnestly,    that all  It was greatly to Rosa's dlsadvantago I othera 8ave onj   yourself> perhaps, hay,  i   tlin motfAT* thai  font* natural   Bmnrinoaa    . _     _   _   . .  ^ * *   *  rln the matter that her natural goodness  ���f heart and modesty of nature precluded her repulsing his advances irtt]  lie had gained the advantage of actually  declaring his love for her. She took  ���every possible precaution to avoid hia  regarded his attentions to you as lacking ln real sincerity. I know that such  is your father's opinion. I did not presume to Indulge a hope of becoming  your suitor without first declaring my;  intentions to him, and learning that he  did not regard my character and hopes  unfavorably; and I, was given to understand by hint that not only was  , your hand free so far as he knew, but  that, even If an engagement did exist  with Mr. Rolff, It could never receive  his consent. He regards, as I assure  you others regard"1 the ambition of that  phoeen. It was a beautiful early spiing i y��unS man as of a kind that will never  6day. and Rosa had been to the village \ adaPt Itself to the circumstances of our  ..society, it was true, cut as he was not'  rat all backward in obtruding himself  Apon her company, and was a frequent  [welcome guest of her father at his  -"bouse, It was impossible for her to avoid  "his company entirely. 'Thus Ralph,  gftr-as offered his own opportunity to deplane himself, and the occasion was well  p��n   some  errand,   when,   on   her  way  Siome,   she  was  Joined  by  the  young  awyer.   He proceeded home with her,  ���axerting himself to bo lively and entertaining, and, detaining her at the gate,  Bhanaged shrewdly to engage her in an.  Animated  conversation  on  the  appropriate subject of flora culture, which,  fbeinar a toplo she took a deep interest  B&,  she was unconsciously led out of  Pier usual mood of studied reticence 1m  Bils company, and even awakened hito  Borne life and enthusiasm In exprensing  Bier views on a subject ln which Bho  T*took such a deep Interest   Ralph was  C young man of quite general reading,  ���Uid, BJt is sometimes the case with thoto  c  iPf the coldest and most selfish nature,  fesd quite a passion for flowers, and  IWft well Informed on their cultivation  r*nd capable of displaying enthusl.ism  find erudition ln discussing tho subject  #3o ho managed  to lead  the guileless  Blrl from  one  point  to another,  until  tat last they were holding an animated  (discourse on the language of flowers,  ���and It was not longiere he had taken  advantage of so favorable a turn of the  (Conversation to Introduce a subject of  Sov��  and  declare  his attachment for  Jbwr.  ' "Yes, dear Rosa," he said, ln his most  beguiling tones, as she stood surprised  pud confused in consequence of his  Bjuexpeoted declaration, "I love you  hvlth my whole heart You are, to my  Wtm, the chiefest flower ln all Nature's  ptrterre of beauty, which, to 'win and  IWear on this faithful breast I may well  fcgtslre to make the ruling, ambition of  ��y life."  la reply to this ardunt language*,  IBosa oould only stammer:  "Really Mr. Saybrook, I cannot listen  *�� you. You but do wrong to yourself  fco address me so. It is my error if 1  b*v�� given you the slightest reason  %o indulge a hope that I could look favorably on your addresses. I most  ���"lily. cann9t    I would wrong you to  quiet little community and peaceful  ways, and that his'leaving us is a practical sundering of all designs or probability of ever returning here. It  would be but cruelty, Rosa, to deny  me even the one fond lover's privilege  of hope for one who I am assured haa  already proved false to you."  "I cannot believe it���I will not believe It," replied Rosa hastily, and with  a sudden spirit that seemed to indicate that her feelings were much  moved. "You all slander him; you all  seem conspired together to deceive me.  I cannot believe 111 of him till I have  better evidence than I have yet seen."  "Possibly you are right as regards  the evidence," replied Ralph, who  Bhrewdly saw that lt would not do to  press the point at present. "I confess  I can hardly believe so ill of Claude  myself as his actions would seem to  warrant It Is a point that perhaps a  little lapse of time will settle clearly.  All I ask, my dear girl, is that you  will not forbid me to indulge a hope  that your hand will yet be free for ma  to sue for with all the ardor and deep  love that is in my heart"  This request was humble enough,  but Rosa was scare listening. She was  deeply agitated, and felt a hasty impulse to break away from the disa-.  greeable Interview.  "You must excuse me now, Mr.  Saybrook," she said hurriedly, "I cannot listen to you longer. I have duties  awaiting me ln the house.   Oocd day."  Turning almost abruptly, she proceeded with hasty steps toward th*  house.  The young man watched her dlsap*  pear, and then turned to retrace his  steps toward the village. He whistled  to himself lightly as he walked along,  and he evidently was not disappointed  at the reception his declaration had received. His only object had been to establish himself as a declared suitor'  for the maiden's hand, and in that ob-  H-    CHAPTER XVII.          The excitement causes by the disappearance of Leb. Sackett, and the public surmises in regard to the reasons/  therefor, naturally came to the ears of  lawyer Saybrook and his son.', ���  f "Leb," seems to- have, managed that,  little job of getting old Margaret out of  the house vory neatly," remarked Ralph  as they were discussing the matter. ' j  "Yes," - responded the' other. "He  said he'd try to fix it, and he has succeeded very finely. But I am puzzled  to know why he keeps himself so quiet  since the old lady left. Perhaps he is  only trying to keep up the mystery;  but I have my suspicions somewhat  aroused. To tell the truth, I haven't any  too much confidence ln Leu. He's Just,  a trifle too smart to be trustworthy.'  It is now four days since he has reported. Suppose after dinner we walk over  and see what is up."  Ralph assented; and, dinner being  over, they proceeded to visit Rolff  House. . - '  As they drew near the old place.  It looked as silent and deserted as if it  had not-had an Inhabitant in years.  They approached the great'front door  and the elder Saybrook placed his hand  on the heavy iron knocker and sounded an alarm vlgoious enough'to havo  * waked the soundest' sleeper. It was  some seconds before the echoes ceased  reverberating through the vacant halls  and rooms, v '  They waited; but there was "no answer. The summons*- was --repeated.  Still no answer. Again and again did  Anthony Saybrook repeat the knocking  In the "loudest possible manner, but no  response came save the muffled echoes  from within. '  '"/This Is strange," he muttered, testily. "What can it mean?. Is It possl-  le that Leb. has been up'to some  knavish prank, and left the place?  Sear me! I'm afraid���I'm afraid we've  "made a grave mistake. There���the  door is locked. Luckily I brought a  jkey with me. There were lots of things  In the house that were worth the steal-;  ing. Why was I such a fool as to trust'  a man I knew to be a scamp?' Oh,  dear! will I ever get this door open ?"  The lawyer had been fumbling with  unsteady���hands  with the lock of  the.  door, but at last the wards flew back  and the door was opened.   They hasten  ed into the house.   It had flashed across  Anthony Saybrook that perhaps  Leb.  might--have taken advantage of the opportunity afforded him  to;break into  the old vault, rob it of any valuables it  contained, and make good his escape.  Hence his sudden agitation.  ���   They  made  a   hasty search   of   tha  rooms off from the old hall, 'and called  loudly for Leb,'-but there was no re-  sponoe, . '    i  "Let us go down into the cellar," exclaimed the elder Saybrook, who was  plainly very much dismayed and discomfited by the mysterious disappearance of Leb. "I'll .warrant we'll find  his traces there. Yes, yes; I know his  'game, the d���d" rascal. But we must  have a light Where can we get a  light?"    _ .      .  "Let us look around," interposed  Ralph, who was of a less excitable nature than his father, but equally Intent  upon solving the mystery of Leb.'s  strange actions.  After considerable search, they discovered a tinder box and the same old  lantern with which Carl Crum had  ���guided the lawyer down to the lower  regions of the house on a previous occasion. . The lantern had in it a piece  of candle. Managing to light it, they  proceeded cautiously through the dark  passages and stairways down to the  old cellar. The door was open, and a  key in it  They entered, and stood for a moment  In a sort of trepidation, vainly casting  their eyes about In an effort to pierce  the darkness of that subterranean dungeon, which the feeble flame of tho  candle only made more visible.  Then they advanced slowly and with'  extreme caution ln the direction of tha  old vault. A sudden chill of dread had  Struck to their hearts, Inspired by the  mysterious gloom of the old cellar and  the reaction from the eager excitement  that had led them to penetrate its  depths. As they approached the vault,  Qflrefully throwing the light of the lantern ahead of them, a sight was suddenly presented to their t eyes that  caused them both to start back with  an exclamation of horror. The form  Of a man was lying on the damp cellar-floor, burled beneath the weight of  a huge stone that had fallen from abovo  upon him. Summoning courage to investigate more closely, a glance showed  that the form was that of Leb. Sackett.  He was stone dead, and presented an  appearance well calculated to excite  horror even if it had been witnessed  under less terrifying olrcumstancea.  The stone was across his breast, as he  lay stretched upon his back; his face  was twisted back and turned toward  them; his glu. " eyes protruded; and  blood had flowed from his mouth and  nostrils. It was evident that his life  bad been crushed out at once.  The two men glanced at each other  with blank co  rtenances.  "Ralph, this is horrible," Bald tha  elder Saybrook, as soon as he could  compose himself to speak. "I did not  expect any such result as this. Let us  look about Yes, yes, I see; he had  been making an attempt to get into  the vault See here where he has been  to work trying to break through th,a  door. Yes, and here is where he hat-  drilled, and fired his powder blast, only  to loosen the stones above, however,  and one has fallen upon him as he an*-  not superstitious, Ralph; but this tiling  unmans me. Let us'get out of this.  We can learn nothing turther now. Wo  must touch nothing till we notify the  proper legal authorities. It's a strange,  tragedy. It sickens me. .Let us get  out."y     ������'  They turned to go, when the feeble  flame of the ca.ndle grew suddenly faint  and then explied, leaving them in total  darkness. The situation was one that  might well'Inspire teiror in tha hearts  of braver men. Already horrified as  they were, tho sudden quenching of  the light' threw them into a panic of  fear. They, scrambled for tne cellar  door, as though the Evil One himself  were ready to seize-them, tumbling over  eaoh" other and falling spiawling 'on',  the cellar bottom. Fcar,added to their  eonfuslon, and they were some time  "in finding the 'door. But they at last  -succeeded in doing so, and hastened up  the cwi'ow stairs Into the dark hall  above. Here again they were tn trouble, (a-nd some moments of fearful sus-'  peiihe weie passed ere they discovered  the stnu way that led to the upper hall.  They finally succeeded in gaining tho  'door by which they had entered, 'and  drew easier breaths. ���    r       o  - "Whew!" exclaimed Anthony Saybrook, "that is the worst scrape that  ever I got into. I wouldn't be down  there again for a thousand dollars."'  "Nft, nor for ten '.thousand," added  Ralph. "I never was so scared in my  life���I'll own to that. I'm all in a tremble, and It's lucky I did not break my  neck. I've got some good bruises as  It is."  ' "And I, too," added the elder, with  rueful countenance! "Curse 'the.oM  'house;.I'm afraid it Is bound to bring'  ' us ill luck. I suspect it is the devil's  -property after all. But let us get home.  We must,have this matter attended to.  Of course, this event will arouse tenfold more gossip In regard to the old  place. The superstitious will be mor��  assured than ever that lt Is haunted by  evil spirits. I ������ confess that Leb.'s  strange death staggers me for the moment    I must" have time to get over  my fright before I can   think ' clearlj  about lt."  "One' thing Is certain," interposed  Ralph, who had somewhat recovered  .his coolness by this time,- the gate'of  the yard being passed, "Leb. has .been  ���foiled in his game of robbery, and the  oldwault is safe.. It is good luck, afteT  all." *     '  "Well, perhaps so," responded the  other. "But I hate terribly to be taken  in by any one in such a manner. Still,  as you say, lt is \?ood luck-that the  vault is safe, but what lt contains  I confess I don't know,' though i' suspect there is something valuable in it  This affair will make a big talk; but  of course it will be seen at-once that  Leb.'was the cause of his own destruction, or if some are superstitious enough  to attribute it to supernatural means,  as many no doubt will, it can make no  difference to us. I suspect we.will have  difficulty now to get some one to put  ' In Leb:'s pji*ce; but even if we have to  lock the old house up, this "event will  inspire such dread that I'do not believe  anyone will be so bold as' to molest it  hereafter." *���  " Thus ��� discussing the matter, they  soon reached home, and, after a short  rest and consultation, the proper authorities, were notified of the tragio  accident that had happened ln Roll?  House. *���  The officers of the law and a few assistants soon made ready and proceeded to the scene of the strange occurrence. They were well provided with  lights, "and, on investigation, the hurried surmises of Anthony Saybrook in  regard to" the cause of Leb.'s death  were fully confirmed. He had evidently made an attempt to break lln the old  vault, but failing in his first efforts,  had drilled holes in the massive door  and attempted to blow it out with a  blast of powder. The only result had  been to Jar the heavy masonry, and  loosen a huge stone that rested as a  sort of projecting cap above the door  of the vault, and, as he had approached and was probably occupied in observing the effects of the blast, ths  stone had given way from its position  and fallen upon him, forcing him backward and crushing him beneath its  Weight  The corpse was carried away,, an Inquest held upon it, resulting in the  usual verdict of accidental death. So  the would-be robber had been cayght  in his own trap.        u  To the general public, however, Leb.'s  tragic ending was proof positive that  Rolff House was "possessed" by evil  spirits, and that the tradition that the  old vault was protected by the Evil One  was the sober truth. His recklessness  ln risking himself in such a foolhardy  contest with the powers of evil was  commented on with many sober shakes  of the head, and all the old, well-worn  stories in regard to strange occurrences  at the old mansion were revived and retailed with impressive earnestness to  groups of interested listeners.  As ho had surmised, Anthony Saybrook could secure no one to take tho  place made vacant by the death of Lob.  Sackett He would not have old Carl  Crum; so, trusting In the protection  ���which the popular belief that the house  was the abode of evil spirits would afield, he had it carefully closed up and  left to only such occasional inspection  as he and Ralph should together make.  aifajtrs; but he deftly managed to weave-"  certain facts and  hints  In , his  letter,  as'lf by the merest lnadvertance, which,  the young man could' not well helpi interpreting so as to arouse his suspicions that Rosa's love- for him was already becoming cold.   The wily lawyer  argued that if he could arouse ln the  young man a feeling that he had been  slighted, his naturally high spirit woult| ,  ���probably lead him to express his rssent��  ment by affecting coolness ana*" reserve*  himself.    He  knew  that' ho  must  bo , ,  kixIoub by this time on account of the  teglect with which his letters had been  created, and full of fancies as to the  reasons for it; and, by skillfully mis- ,  leading him, he hoped to so arouse his i.  ��ense of injured pride as to incline him  ��o dismiss all thought of Rosa from his^  Blind.    Amid  the  novelty  and. excite- ,,'  ment of his new life, he inferred that/  Claude, like most young men,* would   ,  *asily  forget  past    impressions,    and  that, could his thoughts and. feelings >  be turned into- a new channeh. his pas-   '  ���ion    for the   old farmer's., daughter  would soon be so far erased from his  mind that Ralph would be left a'clear  Held to woo and win her, no matten  What turn, events might take. i  But Anthony Saybrook had no -op* .*-  portunlty to learn the effect of his let-   ,.  ter upon Claude, or whether, ln fact,  the young man received it at all.    1%    i  was a period when the mail service between this country and Europe was par. -1  ticularly    Irregular    and   slow.(    Tho  world was being shaken by the throea  ��f'the gigantic contest between Eng-��    -  land  'and    the France   of Napoleon.    <���  which had Involved nearly all Europe, ���-  And  the consequences of  which 'wero  slowly   but inevitably    dragging;   tha   ?,  young New World republic into ,war. *  The,seas were harried .by ��� the hostila    *���  llMta of the belligerents, and commerce, ���'  was practically interdicted by the.de*7"-  creea the proud hostile nations hurled  7  at each other, commanding the-worl*  to cease from commercial  intercourse '  with their enemies under threat of thaf b  capture and, confiscation of all ships _ -  venturing to do so.   The spirit of fthe>t  ,  aspiring   young   Western   nation   lllSl   K  brooked this arrogant dictation, .which -, *  was destroying its growing commerce:   '_  and it had long been evident to care*     -  ful observers, that the outrages  com* .  ���  mltted  against    American    commerce  particularly by British cruisers wouldl  sooner or later result In hostilities. / la i  fact, the spirit of the people was al- '  ready aroused to the, highest pitch, an* ' t  was pushing a peace-loving administray'  tion forward to the bold course of reo-    b  ommending the"young republlo to un-  Bheath its sword as the champion of,  the rights of commerce. _ ,>..  (To he Continued.)  NI  mm out  Broached to see the effect of his operations, and crushed him to death.  Strange and fatal reward of his knavery! What a spectacle! It leads one to  think of the stories they tell of the Evil  One keeping guard over the vault   I'm  J CHAPTER XVIII.  Events drifted along a few weeks  without any event to startle the community in regard to Rolff House.  The old place remained locked up  and deserted, but lt was better protected by the superstitious dread in which  it was held than lt if had a score of  guards. Mr. Saybrook had sent off  letters to Claude explaining and  smoothing over the late events, and also taking occasion to drop him certain  hints that would lead him to infer that  old Mr. Bruyn's dislike to him continued  and that be had used his influence to  prejudice Rosa against him. He did  not say this directly; in fact, he was  careful not to let Claude suspect that he  took any Interest whatever in his love  To Let the Public Know Dodd's'  Kidney Pills Oured ,Him   '  John Fletcher had Lumbago and  Kidney Disease and Could Cet  no Relief Till He Tried the' Crea  1 Kidney Remedy.  Granton, Ont., Aug. 17.���(Special!.-'  ���"I am glad to let the public know  that Dodd's Kidney Pills cured'   me  of Lumbago, aud I am now perfectly;  sound."  These are' the words of John Fletcher, a well-known resident of this village, and similar tributes to the  great Canadian Kidney remedy can be;  heard on every side. '   ,l  "I had been troubled    for a    year  with Lumbago and Kidney troubles," ,  Mr. Fletcher continued, when    asked  for particulars. "My urine was of    a .  very ba-d color and   I could get nothing to help me.      I consulted   the  best doctors    in    Granton and ��� St.  Mary's, hut got no relief. Finally    I  bought a box of'Dodd's Kidney Pills  and commenced taking.them.     They,  helped me almost from the first, and  I, was soon completely cured."  It is cures of this kind that , have  given Dodd's Kidney Pills their popularity. You can't find a neighborhood  in Canada where Dodd's Kidney Pills'  are nbt known by their cures. If the  disease is of the Kidneys, or from  the Kidneys, Dodd's Kidney Pills never fail to cure it.  The maid, as by the papers doth a��-  pear,  Whom fifty thousand dollars made so  dear,  To test Lothario's passion, simply said :  Forego the weed before we go to wed,  For  smoke   take  flame;   I'Jl  be  that  name's bright fanner ;  To have your Anna, give up your Ha**  ana."  But he, when thus she brought him to  the scratch,  Lit bis cigar and 'hrew away his match.  --The Humbler Poets.  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft or calloused  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ring-  bone, sweeney, stifles, spmias, sobs*.  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  $50 by the use of one bottle. Warranted the most wonderful Blemish  cure ever knowa.  M$i&M&M^^m3&T<>y \ 1  t-  ,  fy  l-by  yv  ". r.  n  ATLIN,    B.    C.,"  SATURDAY,    OCTOBER  io,   .003.  '���Sf  i5  "'. ���; ��<  u'",;M  t ������ r  *  ..'    V  ;      .fc-  ' .- !-'  '*' l>  4  I f.  *���-,  -,f  *"-,7  /  1b-  te  '-   ,  r  N.|  .-*.  A1  t'  -!  \r "  l^  "���fc.  fin  re '.;  -'1  J  r  ji  '<  The Atlin Claim.  Piililishi-il ovfiy S.itnuhiy inoriiiiij: bv  T'lic Aai.iK Claim  I'uiiushino Co.  ,  A.O. lliiiscHifitr.ii.rhiiioii,   I'Kiji'iiir.iou.  Office of publication Pom 1 St., Atlin, 11. C.  Advertising Rates: S1.00 per inch, each  insertion. Reading notices, 25 rents n lino.  Special Contract Rates on application.  Tho subscription prioo is $!i u your im}-  Kbl�� in advance. No piper will bo ih*ii\oretl  unlfs-s tills i-oiiilition is i*uiiii)lli*il with.  Saturday, Oct.  iotii, 1903.  . .Tin; first political battle on party  lines in British Columbia has been  fought, but ncilhei paity can lay  claim to the \ictoiy���as Tar as can  be judged from iepoils at the'pie-  seul writing. Vaiious rumouis  have' been .circulated ii) camp bv  followeis of the  respective  pa 1 lies  ,, since the election, but we have had  to take the proverbial grain of salt  with these  sensational  stories, and  _today we are .no wiser than our  neighbors.  This district bas distinguished  itself by the large vote polled. An  analysis of which will  be useful "for  future reference ���  Y.  S4  ���91  29  COMMISSIONERS  On Boundary Question May  Visit Disputed Territory.  Sir Edward Carson Closes Argu-  mentfor Canadian Side in an  Eloquent Appeal.   '  ' Atlin   Discovery  Surprise..  McKee   12  Telegraph..' 12  ,Bennett     3  Wells:     5  K.  66  S3*  29  '13  9  o 1  Spoilt.'  2  *    7   '  1  i  2  202    ���T2  ' , Total       236  Majority for Dt. Young, 34.  It is sincerely to be hoped .that  when ,all ���tbeT, leturns are ^ iu  it will be found that there will be a  working majority���for one side or  the other���as the necessity of another election���these are loo expensive luxuries���within a few months  is too heavy a tax on the country.  From  the  returns to  hand, one  1  would  almost  imagine Vancouver  and .Victoria bad changed places;  the former returning a "flush " in  Tories,, and the latter, "four of a  kind '"' iu Grits/  The election in Vancouver bas  placed on recoid the fact that  "Martinism" is no longer a factor  in politics in that city, /rhe exponent of that doctrine bad the  "extinguishing "- favor of'the minority vote of the Grits. Surely,  with such a polite hint to stay at  home, Joe Martin will retire from  the political arena, and make room  for a better man to head the Libeial  party.  Last week, Sir'Edwaid Carson,  Solicitor General, concluded the argument for Canada belbie the boundary commission. He completely  refuted the arguments of ]uAv^e  David T. Watson and Ilannis���Taylor, lie concluded by,saying that  Britain was, unwilling to give up  any of her subjects lo'th'e control  of anolhei nation.  In a letter from Lyman P. Duff,  of Victoria, one of the* Canadian  council no"/ appearing, befoic the  commission'in London,, it is stated  that'the suggestion was made to the  commissioners that members of the  tribunal should visit portions of the  territoiy in dispute in order to view  the lay of the land and also to take  testimony light on the "ground.  The suggestion was indorsed by  Sir Robert Finlay, tlie .British Attorney-general. The trip, ii taken,  will in all probabilities be made in  the spring of next vear.  Diamonds.  J. T. Wilkinson ��� Wings���on  his return to Vancouver from Atlin,  is given a two-column interview in  the "Ledger," iu which he gives  this district a big "send-off."  Amoug other things, he estimates  the season's output al $1,500,000.  We arc well aware that Mr. Wilkinson is no pessimist, and, although we have nol placed the output at such a high figure, we tiust  it may, if not this year, at least at  some future '��� season, exceed his  estimate.  The discovery of two new producing diamond mines in.S. Africa  will in all probability affect the  value of Diamonds;"as'a 'matter of  fact the present price is ouly maintained by the method employed by  the De Beers company which  regulates the output according to  the demand, if the actual possible  output of lhe mines were placed on  the markets diamonds would become almost common. It is almost  certain that lhe,De Beers company  will puicba.se lhe new mines,, as  they did the famous Wesselton, ,in  order lo continue to control , the  market.  The new mines are situated  about 25 miles from Pretoria, and  have already.produced over 35.000  karals of fine quality stones.  A Good Advertiser.  Do not leave camp without seeing that your name is on The  Atlin Claim's Snbrcription list,  and keep in touch with local happenings during the winter.  Recent exchanges from the East  show us that Mrs. Mary E. Hitchcock, a well known resident of Atlin, is persistently using her talents  to advertise Atlin and lhe Yukon.  The "Evening Capital," of Annapolis, Md., thus reports one of Mrs.  Hitchcock's lecliues in Annapolis:  '��� Mrs. Hitchcock was introduced to  Ihe large audience al Carvel Hall  last night by Dr. Thomas Fell,  P:e-"k!enl of St. 'John's College  and iece:vcd a hearty welcome from  lhc distinguished galheiing which  wa-i composed largely of the naval  coutiiigcMt, beads of the Naval  Academy, and distinguished citizen.-. At once Lhe audience was  impressed with Mrs. Hitchcock's  presence. She commanded attention and held it from start to fiHish.  She created a favorable impression  and the audience was hers to command.  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Hirschfeld, A^ent, Atlin  B, C  17  m  " vkntnrni-tuuf-- .��- *J we 1*1- =..  trcsir,r-''V*Tv .j&&^ti��tt��y2Zri��i*ff8i  -J. Ul.  fii-ga^feCTS^ -j*r93 ' I /  ��  *"�������  /<#yy  ���"w^flN^l  ATLIN; B.C. SATURDAY,  OCTOBER :d,    1903 '  *    *'N/ C   WHEELING1" & ,'CO.J ' ':       -'& ,   '��� \ 'A.   S.   GROSS. &    CO.,  , ����� <> , - - .   '    ���  - Have amalgamated their businesses'and have formed a Joint" Stock Company, which, in future, will be known as  THE , ATLIN', TRADING   'COMPANY,.' LIMITED.  r 1 '''���>���' 1 ' ���   ��� , '  The New Firm will conduct all business in the   premises , fonneily   occupied'by   N.   C.   WuEELixo   &   Co," and  will   can:  largest and   best   selected   Stock  of   Groceries,   Dry Goods, .Boots & Shoes, Etc., Etc., tver carried in Atlin-      . n r "  1"        c        ,   ,  ,   '     -"' A.   S.   CROSS,   President'and   Treasurer  ' 1      *  * N.. C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.  the  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Loid Lonsdale is depressed by  conditions in Australia.'   v>  *.*     * '  Russia is believed to be  niodifv-  ing her policy iu-the fai east.  Jamaica greatly desires* a direct  steamship set vice with Canada.  *- A budget ofCqnset vnlive anieud-  ments to the Transcontineulal Railway Bill,'intended to", control .the  ' powers'and privileges oblhcf Graiid  Trunk Pacific, haveb'been votell  down, generally ou straight parly  divisions. ,  'R, P. McLennan,,Mayor of Dawson, stated in an inter ,-iew'in Vancouver that, despite low water, the  .output of the Canadian Yukon" will  equal that of last 3*ear', viz.1: 3lo,oob,r  000     During  the  last few   weeks  . sufficient rain had fallen to pei'mit  of considerable washing of hill and  bench dumps.   , ,      ,      ���  Extraordinary rich .samples of  free milling quartz fiom the Poplar-  creek section of -the "Lardeau district, have , proved.a drawing card  at the New ' Westminster Exhibition this" week. One piece," weighing about 3 pounds, contains over  $200.    '  A vain man's motto is,. "Win  gold and wearit;'! a generous man's,  ."Wii'i gold and share it;" a miser's,  'Win gold and spare il;" a profligate, s  "Win gold and spend il;" a biokcr's  "Win gold and lend il;" a fool's,  "Win goldandend il;" siganiblei's,  "Win aold and,1 lo->c il;" a' wise  man's, ''Win gold and use il."���-  Mining & Engineering Review.  WORKUP^ TO DATE.  John Pugh.'the Vancouver Taxidermist 'is at Canboo Ciossiug  after Nqitheni , animals. Anyo'ne  wishing .' any' bead j mounted  01 ( furs ���; dressed- can for-  waid to Cariboo wheie Mr. Pugb  will'take care of Litem ,  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.' < Wm. Brown, C.E,  .;   ^-'WILKINSON   &   BROWN'  ',       Provincial Land   Surveyors   & \ Civil r Engineers.       t  Hydraulic   Mine  tnijitiecriiifj   n   Specially ORlop, Pearl'St., near,Third St,. 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Cs Initial Post, placed on the corner of  Rant and L-ike Stroots on the north side, in  the town of Atlin, B C and following tho  line of Rant Street, towards the Lake shore  120 feet more or less, thence following: tlie  line of Lako Streot northerly and easterly  120 feet, thence northeasterly 120 feet thence  120 feot more or. less to point of commencement. Containing: 0.33 acres more or loss.  ' - Dated at Atlin,B. C October 9th. 1908  - H. W. E. Canavan.1  ALL  STEVENS RIFLES AND PISTOLS  ARC GUARANTEED TO BE  I '  SAFE, DURABLE AND ACCURATE.  THE FAVORITE RBFLE  ..A Court of Revision ^rnl Vppptil, under  the provisions of tin- " \s-ess,incn't Aft" tor  the A-tlin Lake, Bennett L.'ke mid 'Oltilcat  Divisions oT Gassi-u* Disri n t \\ ill be held nt  the Court Hon*? Atlin on Tues l.ij . Of lobev  20th.'(prox.)at tin* houi ol 10 o'clock A. M  i   v .1. A.I'iasei,    "y  '_     r '( i. -   Government Agent  Atlin, Sept   23190S.       - *     ,     ���  NOTICES.  NOTICE is hereto given that sixty da*.b  from the"*date hereof, ] intend making  application to the Ilmioinblo tho Chief  Commissioner of Lauds amj "Works for permission to purchase sixtj acres of land  for~ nerncultural purposes, in the Atlin  District of Cassiar, situatad as follous:  Commencinsj "at a stake maiked B. B's  North-West Corner Post situated on the  East Bank of the Atlintoo Riv or, -thence in  an Easterly Direction 20 Chums., thence in a  Southerly Direction 20 .Chains, thence  Westerly about *0 Chains, thence ulonp the  East Bank of the Atlintoo River about  SO Chains to the point of commencement,  containing .in all about 00 aeres, more or  less. *-  II. A. Butler,  ~   - C. H. nutler.  Dated at Taku. B.  C,  t9th . Ausrust.1903.  KELLY.. DOUGLAS   &' Co.'. Wholesale Grocers,.Vancouver, B.C.  ���   THE "'GRAND , MOTEL .- *  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL, IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  '  ;     *    CONDUCTED IN ' FIRST-CLASS MANNER. ,  French   Restaurant in   Connection.  * ' '( *  M David Hastie,   Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets". ...  THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  , - i -  - i iv r\   .     i  Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation I'ompaiij,  , -Britit.il  Colutnbi.i Yukon    Iliuhvaj   Compnnv. "     J  .,   Britis.li I'll Icon   Ruihi as  Cum pan}, .      . ,     "  i . *> h  ,V."'VW  No.3N.  B.  ��  rid class.  s.  SO p  m.  10.  SO   ,  11.  40 .(  m.,  12-  20  2.  !"���   ���  C.  40   ,    IN BFFnCT   JANUARY 7 1901,   1 ���     j       Dailj  pxceut Sunday. ^ '  No.l   N. B , < ' '.No.   2. S. Bound      No. 4 S. BounA  1st class. " 1st class. 2nd'class  9. SO a.m.   LV.     SKAGL'AY AR.        4.30 p.m.       AR   K. 15 a. in.  - ;-/C|  ���* :'^-y  r  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  | is an accurate rifle and puts every shot  ���whero you hold it.   "Weight 4J pounds.  Mado in three calibers���.82, .25 and 32  I Kim Fire.  price:  No. 17, Plain Sights,    .    .   $8.25  No. 18, Target Sights, .    .    11.25  "Where those rifles arc not carried in  stock by dealers we will send, express  prepaid on receipt of price. Send otamp  for catalog describing complete line  and containi-sg valuable information to  shooteis.  - The J. Stevehs Arm's and Tool Go,  P. 0. Box GHIC0PEE FALLS, MASS. I  "j\TOTlCE is hereby elven that Sixty days  after datp I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following  described trnct of land for agricultural  purposes: Commencing- at a post marked  David L.Hall's N.,E. eoruer.thenoo 20 chains  West, thenco SO chains South, thence 20  chains East, thenco 80 chums Noi th to place  of commencement, oonf-aiiiinu in nil 100  acres moro or less.  Situated two miles oust of Atlin Lake and  about 10 miles Noith of Atlin Tov.nbite on a  small creek know n us Burnt Cieek.  David I,. Hall  Datr-d   nt   Atlin,   15.  C.   this   2Uh. day  of  Ails-list 1903.  ,10.!V>'    ���  ii- oo 5  n. ri    ���  ' 12.15)  .  12.33) p.m UCNNLTT ���  '   2.10   ���   -        ���       CARIBOU  4.30   ��� AR    WHITE HORSI5 LV  Passengers must be at depots iu time to have Baggap-o inspected and checked.    Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train.,  150 pounds of basBiiffC will bo checked free with each full fare ticket and 75 pounds  w ith each half fare ticket. '  3 or.  '    1*  i. 00   ���  2- 10 ���  a-10 ���. '  11.00,,  1.35'  1.15 | p.m  It  12.20   p.m  11. BO   a.m  ,,  10.20    ���  9 30     ���  LV  7.00   ���  M  yt-  it >K  J. Q. COKNEI.1,.  *-" Discovery.  OPEN DAY'' AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  ' IN  CONNECTION.,  Heailuuaitois for Biook's stacv.  Pellcw-Harycy, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers  The Voncouyer Assay Office, Established 189a  t  ^  ��� .-4^fr*.   *   W. WALLACE GRIME 4. Co.,  Agents.  Large or SmullSumjile-i forwarded for Atcar  ���4  .   J3  [II  .,|ip|  i  -"yfc  NOTlCli is horeby uivon Unit sixtj day  aftor ilnte I intpnd lo apply to tho Chiet  Commishiotici of Lands anil'Woiks for iicr-  mimlou to purchase tho following iloscrihud  trac of land for agricultural purposes:  Commoiicmc at post planted at the South  East oortior of R Grleraon's preemption  No. 245, situated near Surprise Lake in tho  Atlin District, thenco East 20 chains to Post  2, thenco North 20 chains to Poit 3, thoiicc  West 20 chains to Post 4, thonco Soutn 20  chains to place of commencomont, contain-  iagin oil about forty acreB moro  or less.  JOHN DUNHAM  Datnl nt Surprisf! Lake, Aiijj. ,12th.' |'j,),j  DISCOVERY', 13. C.  NEW DINING ROOM   NOWOPEN,  Furnishing    The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  Kb. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now oocupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of 1). N. A.. First Street.  The huth rooin-. m e euually as stood as found  in  <-it.-ei.   Private Entrance for ladies. I  TRY-  J. D. DURIE'S  FOR  i  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS & OILS  ���v  Atlin 61 Discovery.  i\  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF   CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000  *.. C. Hiri��j.fc'.i. A.-fast.  t  f*f  '4i\  m Anecdotal.  t  \>,  ><?  ,?.  -;.��  ... ������ ^  -5" >    h  '������^jl  '��� "y"'J5J  ���:-vjdi  ,    A  ���-   f*  4  ".',i  a p.*  A minister who was called in *Bo -comfort tlie wife of an old Scotch caddie assured, her that while John was very  (Weak he was evidently ready for a better world. Unexpectedly, however, John  dallied, and said to 'his wife: "Jenny, my  iwoman, I'll maybe be spaied to ye yet."  "No,, na, John!" was the reply; "ye're  prepared, and I'm lesignedl   Dee noo!"  Assistant Secictary of the Interior  Ryan, at one time a sheiiff in his native  ISfcate, relates how 'he was at one timo  tordcred to arrest an Indian who had  been selling whiskey to his red friend*  ton the reservation. After the sheriff  ihad captured "Poor Lo" he gave him a  Bound lecture on the depravity of his  Conduct. The Indian listened stolidly to  tbhe reprimand and finally asked:, "No  Way Injun git outer lihis?"' ''No one  ���can help you now but God," was Ulie ro-  rjply. Sadly the prisoner shook his head.  Then he inutteicd: "God beep like Undo  S;un.* Injun novel see lliml"  ��� -h.brother actor famous for liis pom-  Rosily and his inoidinate ambition was  regaling Sir llcniy Irving with a forecast  of his plans for the future. "1 shall be-  'gin the season," ho announced, "with  euoli and such a pari; and after that I  ehall appear as Hamlet." "Urn!" drawled  Irving. "As���eh���.Hamlet, did you say?"  ���Tho other, incensed by the tone of the  query, bridled up at once. "Do you  Jthink, Sir Henry," he demanded, indignantly, "that yon arc tlie only man who  lean play Hamlet?" "Oh no," rejoined  'Irving, blandly; "but I am quite sure  ' Chat you are the only man who can't."  The late Paul du Chaillu was on one  - -occasion asked why he had never mar-  ���ried. "Well, once upon a time," he answered, without a smile, "an old African  '   iking wlho was very fond of me offered  - ane ��ny choice of eight hundred and fifty-  fth'rea women as ��. wife." 'Your majesty,' I replied, 'if I should marry one ol  these beauties of yours there would he  ���eight hundred and fifty-two jealous .women here.' - "Well/ replied the king, 'that  . , as easily settled.   Take them all.'   That  twos a little too strong for me, however,  iand as I have never had such a field to  -choose from since.T am still a'badhelor."  s Chauncey M. Depew 'has told of finding  ��-'visitor-in Horace Greeley's  editorial  room when he made a call on him.   The  editor's patience had evidently been al-  Wotft   exhausted,  and  as   he   wrote  on  -steadily   'he   would   give   an   occasional  ���kick toward the caller, who every now  and then put in a -word.   Finally, turning round, G-reeley said:  "Tell me what  jyou want.    Tell me quick', and in one  .sentence."     The man said:  "I want   a  .subscription,  Mr.  Greeley, for a cause  iwkich will prevent a thousand of our fel-  ���iow-beings from going to hell."   Greeley  -shouted, t    "I will not give you a cent  -There don't half enough go there now."  Aa Greeley was a Universalist, this reply  ,iwaa not so severe as it sounded.  U A pertain Yankee woman, the wife of a  ioxtmer representative  in   Congress  and  .minister abroad, who now aims at social  ^leadership in the most exclusive and top-  Kiotly circles of Washington, D.C., is noted  sfor her love of display and her penchant  Hfor wearing'about all the jewels &he can  *beaor  up   under.    One  recent  night she  .gave a dinner.   Seveial members of the  -diplomatic set   were   present.    Madame  "was in high feather, and she also wore a  ���'diamond   tiara   and   several   strings   of  pearls around her neck. During the evening she complained of feeling a bit ohilly  ���and told one of the servants to call her  maid.    When the maid appeared she ia  -said to have Shivered a trifle, and exclaimed: "Susette, I am so -cold; please  get me another string of pearls."   ,  An, amusing illustration of tho linguistic oapialbility of the educated Chinaman oomes from Berlin. When the Kaiser complimented the new Chinese Min-  iJ-jiter on his excellent German, tihe man  sfrom the Orient replied: "I can do better  ���I oan'srpeak tlie Berlin dialect. One  ������day, during the occupation of Pekin, I  jancounltered a number of your Majesty's  -���soldiers, one of whom, thinking that I  |wwuld not understand him, took tihe lib-  'etfty to address me as follows: "Wait,  '"liiTChinese baggage; if ever I catch you  Some Irish Wit  Mr. McDonnell Bodkin, K.C., tells some  fine stories of the Irish judicialy in his  recent book on the "Divarsions" of the  Irish law court. Of an eminent Judgo  he says :���Ho was an Irishman and a  Connaught man to his finger-lips���with a  western brogue which, to u*3e hi-* own  expression, you could "hniig your hat  on." There is a story current that on  ono occasion, he was piesent at a wedding with the Irish Sjdney Smith, the  famous Father Healy of Bray, to whom  ho complained he had "no slipper to throw  after the bride." "Throw your brogue,  my Lord," retorted Father Healy,  promptly.  Fortunately for the fun of the world,  tho advice was not taken. The broad  brogue was pai t of tho man's sell, lt  was relished as keenly at the most aristocratic dinner tables in London as. In.  the Claddagh, in Gal way. Our Judge,  though a strong Irishman, was a sttong  Unionist. It Is told that ho sit at a  brilliant dinner beside Lord Aberdeen  when he first oamo as homo rule Viceroy  to -Ireland.  "I  assume,  my Lord,"   said  the  unso-  Shlstlcatcd Viceroy, glancing round at tho  rilliant gathering, "I assume we arc all  home rulers hero."  "Faith, your Excellency." was the blunt  and unexpected retort, "there Isn't a  homo rulor in the room except youiselt'���  and  tho  waiters!" ' ,  I havo often heard him quaintly Justify  his political creed. "Hero we arc," he  said, "a quick-witted, poor "nation, In  partnership with a dull-witted, rich nation, with our full share of the till, and  yet nothing will please us but to go off  and set up'a miserable little shebeen of  our own."  That the humor of tho Bench and Bar  is still alivo, let one or two fetoiies-of  living personages prove. An eminent living leader of the Bar/ as eloquent and  powerful an advocate as ever addressed a  Jury, has a perplexing habit of confusing  tho Christian names, of the parties to a  oass. He got mixed up badly In lili  speech for the plaintiff in a recent ease of  "Brown v. Robinson." Tho Judgo bore  It for some time with exemplary patience.  At last he Interrupted :���  "Mr. Attorney," he said, "will you pardon me for one'moment? So long as you  persistently ana consistently called the  plaintiff Brown by the name of tho defendant Robinson, and defendant Robinson by the name of tho plaintiff Brown,  the court could contiive to follow your  speech; but when you introduce a third  party���by the name of Jones���without explaining whether you Intend him to represent the plaintiff Brown or tho defendant Robinson, some difficulty arises."  Just an illustration or two of modern  Irish Judicial politeness, and I have done  Two criminals were recently convicted of  an atrocious offw.^e. The Judge proceeded to pass sentence. "The prisoner  Moriarity," he said, "is the more guilty  of the two. "Which of these two men is  Moriarity?"  "I'm Moriarity," me Lord, cried an insinuating voice from  the  dock.  - "Thank  you,    Moriarity," ' replied    tho  courteous   Judge,   "twenty   yeais'   p^nal  servitude, -Moii.nltv "  Another old offender was more foitunate  in a recent case. Tho jury acquitted him  in the teeth of the plainest evidence.  They sat abashed when tlie Judge had  read aloud a yard long list of pievious  convictions for similar offences. "But,"  his Lordship concluded, gravely, "the jury  have in their wisdom acquitted you of the  crime for which you were heie tried. In  the eye of the law you aie,wholly innocent of that crime, and you accordingly  leave the dock without any���additional���  ���tain on your character."���From M. A. P.  LO AND HIS BUFFALO HORNS.  jta the dark I wilTtwist your queue for  tyoul' 'Shut up, you Berlin weiss beer-  jpat,' I replied in his own vernacular, 'or  f will knock all your teeth into your  (bread-basket.' ' Your Majesty ought to  Save seen the soldiers' faces," concluded  Ahe minister. "If you yourself had addressed them at that moment without  jwairning, tlhey couldn't have been more  astonished and frightened."  t A new application of the rule of proportion between labor and wages is il-  ffustro-ted in a little story told by a ro-  yreaentative of tlie house of Witwark.  ���The leader of a certain band, who was rehearsing one of their publications,  -stopped the music abruptly and frowned  at a. stout little fellow who was putting  nil the other musicians out. "Say, Htar-  man," he demanded, "what do you mean  by playing a lot of half notes where  there should be whole notesT" Heerman  flowered his instrument. "Veil," he said,  "I make explanations by you. You cut  down my vage3 to linf brice, don't you?"  The leader stared in amazement. He had  done so, but��� "Und 1 gontinue to make  dcr nodes wit my instruraend, but dcy  ���vill bo haf nodes until der vages is put  ���back to whole brice. Vat iat fair ist fair,  -aind't id?"  The extent to which the agricultural  pori/ions of the Middle West are now  supplied with modern conveniences may  be inferred from the story -which follows: There came a ring at the telephone  in a farmhouse in Northern Indiana one  day last summer, and the farmer himsell  responded. "Hello!" he said. "Hello!"  said tihe -voice at the other end of uho  ���wire. "Oan you furnish mo a 'bass singer for to-morrow night?" "A bass singer t Why, yes, I reckon so," answered  the farmer, laughing. "What do you|  want one for?" "Because tho one we've  had -up to now is sick. Wfoait would bo  your terms?" "Well, I usually furnish  "am by the dozen. I won't charge you  'anything for ono. How do you want  [him sentt" "What ore you talking  Wboufc?" "Who do yon think you're talk-  fin' to?" "Isn't this the Indianapolhl  |0pora House?" "No. This is tho Bam*  iotruv frog farm."  Aerial Navigation.  Readers of that class of prophet!*, flc  tion which deals with the doings of aerial  fleets and their probable influence on tho  warfare of the futuie will And something  to interest them at the Alexandra Palace during to-day and for some time to  come, says The London Chronicle of July  18. Here, in a huge shed by the side of  tho lake, Dr. Baiton, working for tho  "War Office and Mr. Brodnck, and assisted by Mr. "Watei (who made the airship  fti which tho Count von Zepperhn made  his famous voyage over the Lake of  Constance), is busily - engaged in constructing what will be the biggest vessel  yet built intended to float through space  ln any direction which the captain may  desire. At present only the hull of tha  new ship with its narrow net-guarded  deck can be seen., The length of, this will  be ISO feet, with a height of 75 feet, and a  width of 50 feet. It is composed of an arrangement of thick bamboo poles selected specially for the purpose, and lashed  together by experienced men with ropes  and wire after Dr. Barton's own design.  This framework will hang below the balloon, and will carry in addition to tho  crew of five men, three fifty horsepower  petrol motors, iwhich are to work sets of  fans on each side of the ship, each of  these having-screw blades some 12 feet  long working at 1,000 revolutions a minute. The aeroplanes on each side can be  deflected at the will "of the aeronaut, and  the steering will be done by a rudder  Borne 12 feet long. Tlie balloon will have  a capacity of 200.000 feot, and Is calculated to life seven ton>? The completion of  the new ah ship will take some time, but  lt Is expected that an experimental ascent will bo made somo time in August,  Collier's Weekly on Lynchfngs.  "When our soldiers were accused of torture ln the Philippines many of us took  the simple ground that degraded cruelty  was inconceivable in our enlightened, liberty-loving race. Later came explanations of the few cases which seemed undoubted. Tropic heat made men crazy.  The foe's barbarity Infected oui soldiers.  Wo accepted these things, and clung to  our belief in human nature and American  decency. What Is going on throughout  our country now Is a harder test of faith.  Please Heaven, wo shall continue to believe, but it will bo a task. We have no  palliation to make it easier. Chlviilric  feeling for woman ia no longer .the excuse. Sectional aspects are disappearing.  Even race hatred, which Is a genuine explanation of tho milder Russian eiur-lty,  promises soon to be lost here In the ono  true cause���the Zove of bestial excitement.  Burning a man Is so much more thrilling  than boyish sport lllso stoning a dog or  pulling legs and wings from an insect  that If the supply of blacks runs out wo  fo.ar it will be necessary to use the whites.  One of the most beautiful tragedies in  all literature is rendered in parts shocking and unreadable Because of the gouging of an old man's eyes. When tho  civilized allies made war on China we  shuddered and turned away from tho  newspaper, seeing what Russian, German  and French soldiers did to Chinese men  and women; and we rejoiced that tho  British and American troops wore guiltless. There Is another stoty, now, about  French soldiers escaping from a wreck  by beating the passengers from the boats  ���beating women and little children. How  long before such a story will come to  bring to us also the hot flush of shame?  What are all these crimes compared to  burning a human being at the stake, ln  order to have a thrilling party, to seo  him writhe and hear him scream? If we  Indulge ln such pleasures, shall we not  tread the downward path which we see  in the history of Spain ? Indeed, it may  be doubted If Spain had any cruelty quite  so unexcused and gross. Interference by  our Federal Government would be stupid  tampering with justice. The responsibility is with each community. If the wiia  beast in man is to bo chained and kept  from turning our progress back to sickening Inhumanity, the tavlng work must  bo done by local .courage and nobility.���  r��niuer'a Weekly.  Hon- tho Red Man Utilizes a Product or tlrn  Slaughter House.  The Montana Indian' ia something of  a schemer himself. He comes to town  and someym^s walks all over the place  without saying a word to any one.  Sometimes he brings, in a few sets of  polished mounted,, cow's horns, which  he sells for a dollar or two a set. He  never frequents saloons. He looks into  clothing store windows, but never  bucks the slot machines in cigar stores.  He frowns as he passes a restaurant,  but smiles while walking through the'  sweetscented alleys back of "cheap  boarding houses.  In a horse trade'he takes the prize,  If there's one to he taken, for he was  never known to get the worst of such  a bargain. The reason of this,,- however, may. lie in the fact that he begins  the negotiations wlih nothing to lose  and everything to win. However, he  has the reputation of a schemer.  Where his schemes shine brightest  is In the scale of pollshed��"buffalo"  horns.    He lives,out near one of the  slaughter houses on the south .side, and  there ho secures his "buffalo" homfc,  all sizes, curves and consistencies.   He  picks out a set of ox horns, of symmetrical     proportions,     scrapes     lhe  Bcales off and bolls the'horns in a solution of glycerine, wood ashes and water.   This treatment softens the horns.  so hat a case-knife"W(ll easily remove  aU the exterior   accumulation.     Then  fine sandpaper is used fo give the first  polish, followed by a thorough rubbing  with a flannel cloth slightly saturnled  with oil.   A varnish or shellac is then  applied, and the horns-aro In condition  for mounting.   Then the work Is turned over to the   squaw, who   does   the  really artisile work.   Red flannel and  braid, beads   sometimes,   and   a   strJn  here   and there of   buckskin, a   few  brass-headed tacks'and the    mounted  "buffalo"   horns   are   ready   for   the  market; ,      ' v  Mr. Buck comes to town and. the  tenderfoot aska him where he "ketch-  em buffalo horns."  "In Yallowstone Park," grunts'the  big buck. ._    f. v   i  "How much?"   asks   the   intending  purchaser.  "Two dolls.'" (.���.  "Too muchee." . '. .  "No; no; cheap; thus dollff, ugh."  The tendertoot inspects the work and  satisfies himself that they are really  the horns of an almost extinct species-  of the majestic Western animal, and he  hands over the coin and walks away  proudly with his prlza."  The Indian moves off down the  street, turns the first sorner and dis--'  appears up an alley.  ness and, infiamanon. Raw oniona  mashed and applied as a poultice to  the throat will, relieve sore throat.  The same poultice on,the chest is ef-  'fectlye In cases of bronchitis and where  there,is soreness in the lungs. At least  'onions enthusiasts claim that all these  things are true.  , Salutes.  Originally, a town or a warship fired1  'off jits guns on the approach of friendly  strangers, lo show that they had such  faith in the visitors' peaceful- Intentions' they didn't.'thinic it necessary to  keep their 'guns' loaded. '"  The Latest Humor.  The Anxious Mother���Are you sura  my son has   appendicitis ?  ' The     Eminent     Specialist���We 'can  tell you better,  madam, after the operation.���Life, i  Curious, Bits of News,  '   "tort His Scalp Fourty-four Years .Ago.  "There Is an old fellow living near  Grenada, in my State," said a Memphis  man at one of the hotels, "who -was  scalped by the Indians back in/56. I  saw him recently when I was down In  his neighborhood looking after the title of some farm property, and was  greatly interested' in' his story,  rie is now about 70, tough and gnarled!  as a tree, and the mark of his horrifying adventure consists of a curiously-  ridged and" Indented scar, about four  inches across on the top of his   head.  "He says' be was one' o�� a party oT  emigrants who had tak-an what was  then known as the 'Fremont overland  trail,' for California, and while passing .through1 southern Kansas be and  two other young men left the main  party to rids* after some antelopes.*  They'were intercepted by Indians and  his two companions killed. Ho hfmHelf  was shot in. the back and fell off his  horse senseless. The firing- was heard  by the other emigrants, and a rescue  party drove the savages away. But,  ���meanwhile, they had scalped this  young man, and' when picked up he  was at first supposed to 'Be dead. He  was carried Sack and the next day  turned over to some eastbound t?avel-  ers. who took him to St. Louis. He  told me it was over a year before the  wound began to heal, but, of course,  his memory may be at fault as to particulars. The wonderful part of lt is  that he recovered at all in those days,  when skin grafting was practically unknown. He used to hide the scar with  a toupee, or patch wig, but at present  he is bntirely bald and wears a tight-  fitting cap.  "I dare say he Is the only man In th��  world who ever survived such an ordeal. HLs forehead, by the way, Is  curiously "wrinkled In vertical lines,  and his eyebrows arc raised out of the  natural position. That was what first  attracted my attention to him. He  says it was caused by the healing of  the wound."  An egg-laying contest will be the next  international event, Twenty-one of tho  best hens in the United' States havo  sailed from San Francisco to compete for  a year with an equal number, of Australian hens. The Australian Government  paid the-traveling expenses of the Yankee poultry, and at the end of the yea,r  will buy six of the hens 'at twenty-five  dollars apiece. The others will he disposed of by-public auction.'  "A saleswoman in a Paris dressmaker's  establishment, whose salary was twenty-  five hundred dollars a year, accepted an  offer of three thousand dollars from a rival firm, and promised to forfeit two  thousand dollars if she broke the new  contract. Thereupon "her employer advanced -her oalary to thirty-seven-1 hundred dollars, and agreed to pay-the forfeit provided she would make no change.  These figures havo recently been brought  out in a French court of law. '  Much interest has lately been ���roused  in London '/by two surgical operations  which have resulted in a marked change  of character in the patients. One was  that of a boy of good family who had  developed strangely brutal _ instincts. A  clever surgeon examined him with care,  located what he considered the seat of  tho trouble, removed a piece of ^he skullj  and thus relieved the deforming pressure. The Jad was vtfstorcd 'to his parents, a normal and lovable child., The  other case was that of a soldier who, after an injury in'a skirmish, developed  a propensity for theft. An operation on  the brain cured him.  Lord Wemyss has the unique dislinc-  -tion of being the only man who ever  struck the present King of England. It  'happened during a debate in the House  of Lords, when tine King, then Prince of  Wales, occupied a seat m front of Lord  Wemyss, who'was speaking with a great  deal of animation. - While emphasizing a  point he brought his fist down on top  of the 'Prince's silk hat with such force  that the hat was smashed1 in and pushed  ���down over the eyes of the royal listener.  Apologies followed. The Prince remarked  that he appreciated the -force of Lord  Wemyss's remarks, and then moved out  of range of the lord's energetic- arm.   -  Marie Corelli is out on the warpath  again, the'object of her ,wrath this,time  being Andrew Carnegie.   She tried to see  the multi-millionaire in London, the other  day, to 'protest  against  his alleged  vandalism   of  demolishing   two   ancient  houses' in   Henley, street,  Stratford-on-  Avon, to erect a "Carnegie free library.  But the steel king declined to see the  fiery  little   novelist,   who  has  recently  written some slighting things about him  for the press.   Mr. Carnegie explains his  position thus: "When I gave the money  at the request of  the local authorities  for   a   free     library   my   responsibility,  l) ceased.   I have no right and do not wish  I; to interfere with the action of the local  | authorities in selecting a site. I am quite  i sure they are as anxious as Miss Corelli  ; to destroy no relie of Shakespeare."  Mrs. Oldim���All you young girli  nowadays seem rto be muscular ath-  letes. i. ��� ' u     ,    ,  Miss Strong���Yes, indeed. In thi  proud lexicon of feminine youth theM  is no such word as "frail."���Philadelphia Press.  "Colonel," asked the beautiful grass  widow, "have you ever really known  what it was' to be frightened ?"  "I should say I have," 'replied the  gallant warrior. "At the dentist's office the other day If could actually  feel the blood congealing in my veins  when he came .at me with his buza  saw."���New York  Herald.  #  Mabel���I   understand   that ' drinking  , is   one   of  his   failings ?  Ethel���You have been misinformed. It is one of his most pronounced successes.���Boston Post-  In babyhood his mother called him  ','a kitten," the neighbors "a littlcj  monkey."     - >,     *���  ' When at college he' was  'commonly  dubbed a "calf," the,  girls sometimes1  termed him "a puppy."  After he left college he became, according to hi.T friends, -"a gay dog,"  according  to   his ^enemies,  ffa   beast."  In business he wa,s referred to as "a '  sly fox," though InV competitors lab- -  cled him "a wolf."  In   Wall  street   he   was  "n   bull"���  sometimes  "a bear."  t In his love affairs he was ."a perfeel '  tiger;    'some   said,  however,   "a   pei^  feet donkey 1"  ^ In  society he  was  described  as  "*  Hon,"    varied    occasionally  asi."���Town Topics. ,  by  "an  'Tis   said  the  individual   who-      ' ~] ���   %  - Would   win   success's  crown '    ' '  Must keep his grit and never let  -The people  laugh  him  down.  And, yet the joke-smithes  chances  for  Success are mighty slim  Unless he's smart, enough to make  The people laugh at him. -  ' ,i ���Baltimore   American.  Towne���He's very wealthy.  , Mrs. Towne���Yes,    and   very stingy  and economical.  Towne���You don't know that. Yoi  mustn't Judge  a  man   by  bis  clothes.  Mrs- Towne ��� Certainly not; I'm  judging'him. by. his wife's clothes. ���  Philadelphia- Press.  ' *. ��� )  '    Nan1���Is there-any-infallible cure foi  seasickness? ���  , ; ~      .'       j   ���  Tom���Oh, 'yes;_ 'when'.'you.-feel tht  symptoms coming'-on all you have to  do*is to go out and'sit under a tree.  You will very soon recover.���Yonkers  Statesman.  H. G. Wells' Criticism of "Americans."  Onions Good for M. rptrfiMneart.  One of he best and simplest cures  for insomnia is said to be the odor, of  raw onions. They should be mashed  to- a pulp in order to tree all the juice.  Smell this substance for ten minutes  after retiring. It is said lo quiet the  most nervous person and relar the  most overwrought nerves.  Onions contain a form of opium.  This gives them sopoilflc qualities.  The smell after a litle while ceases to  oe obnoxious. People who are exceedingly (sensitive to nrdor will feel no/  unpleasant effects. It will not induce headaches or nausea as might be  supposed. A gentle lethargy steals  over the person heroic enough to try  this means of wooing slumber. The  senses become dull, the nerveB weak-  oned and restful sleep follows.  The medical properties of onions are  well known. One eaten raw everv  night just before retiring for a month  ln the spring Is recommended to produce a clear, fresh complexion.  Aij onion plaster will relieve hoarse-  "Fortnightly Review".  ,   For example, the  theory  that every  man is as good as his neighbor, and possibly a "'little  better, has  no  check for  fools, and instead of the respectful silences of,'England  there seems���to  the  ordinary  English   mind���an   extraordin-.  ary quantity of crude and unsound judgments in America.   One gets an impression that the sort of mind that is pas-'  sively stupid in England is often actively  silly in America, and, a3 a consequence,  American  newspapers, American discus-1  sions, American  social affairs  aie   per-'  vaded by a din that in England we do,  not hear and do not want to hear.   TBie,  real and steady development of American  scientifio'men is masked to the European  observer, and it must he greatly hampered by the copious silliness of the amateur discoverer, and the American crop  'of new religions and new ententsiasms is  a horror and a warning to the'gammon  British intelligence.   Many people wh��>3e  judgments are not absolutely despicable  hold a theory that unhampered personal  freedom for a hundred years has made  out of the British type a type less deliberate and thorough in execution and  more noisy and pushful in conduct, restless rather than indefatigable, and smart  rather than wise.   If ninety-nine people  out of the hundred in our race are vulgar and unwise, it does seem to be a  fact that while the English fool is generally a shy and negative fool, anxious  to hide the fact, the American fool is a  loud and positive fool, who swamps much  of the greatness of his country to many  a casual observer from Europe altogether.    American books. American papers,  American manners and customs seem all  for the ninety and nine.  , Bill���It seems strange, but heat  comes in waves, does it not?  Jill���It certainly does.  "And yet a man wants to get into  the waves to get out of the heat. ���  Yonkers Satesman.  r  "There's a peculiarity about the  Russians that I have noticed. They  nearly all seem to have square, heavy  jawsf*"  "I suppose that's the result of th��  exercise they get through calling one  another by name."���Chicago Record-  Herald.  Lady���Are you sure this salmon is  quite fresh ?  Salesman���Fresh?    Lor'    bless   yen  mum,   I've  just   had   to  cut it  up  M  keep it from jumpin'  at the flies I"-���  ~���The Joker.  . *        ��� ���   Robinson���It is a\vfully late, Brown.  What  will you say  to your wife? "  Brown (in a whisper)���Oh, I shan't  say much, you know. "Good morning,  dear," or something of that sort  She'll say the rest.���London Comic  *���-     �� *���  i   He���You  say that  automobile accident was caused by a misphced switch ?  She���Yes ; the dear girl tried to fix  it and steer her auto-at the same timo.  ���Iiidocg.  In Chicago:  She���I'm'afraid I can't marry yon. Ha  ���Oh, just this oncet  Pretty Fair for a Start  Ffo*t matron���And wli.it sort of pco-j-le  are they as 'ave come next door to you  now, Mrs. Figgln? Rnein Inclined to be  friendl*/ like? Second mation���Oh, yes,  very, I think. They only come in Tooae-  day, and by Satterday they'd borrowed  two flat-irons, a puddin'-ba-tin, a loaf o'  bread, a box o' tin-tacks, a meat chopper,  and my biggest saucepan.  '    :3  A gentleman 'with Auburn hair.���Newi  York "Life."  yiVe hart to lose one's irelaJtivoj,"-  said the poor mar, insinuatingly.  "Hard?" growled the millionaire. "Why,'  it's almost impossible."  He���If I stole a kiss, would it be petty  latcenv? She���I think it would Jbej-rand.  .   1  *<V*w>-W'*i��'>a*w.a.T��*gr  t3S3^r��"^(wMrSBE53r~  TnrriTOiw  Sis- riM.0ahMKMMMh  f  I''  SUGGESTIONS.  The Story of a Prison Chaplain.  OU will no doubt tell me that  ��vr  l\^  %X     I allowed myself to be cajoled   and   befooled by a  pretty  woman,"   said   the  -chaplain.       " Nevei theleas,  fcgainst tho  impression' my story   produces upon your mind I will set my long  and critical experience of humanity.   J  Wm a connoisseur in crime,* villany, rogu<  fery and hypocrisy, and I preface"'this  [���tory with the emphatic pronouncement  rthat I am persuaded of the genuineness  lof Mrs. Fulham's delusion." >  Witlh that he pushed his chair a little  ���back from the fiie.'sot his pipe in his lap,  and with his feet ��� resting upon the fender told me the following extraordinary  wtory:  Eliza Fulham' was sentenced to a long  term of imprisonment on a change  ol  forgery.   Her maiden name was ,011am  "bers, and she' was   the  daughter of  a  Canadian rancher.   At ulic age of eighteen she married a man named Fulham  ���who  came  fiom   the  States,  and   nflei  some five years of  life  in Canada she  went with him lo England, wheie they  settled down to a humble, hiiindium existence In the subuibs of London.   Then  froro no ohihhen of Lhe liuiiriiigo.  ]   Tlie man, Thomas Fulham, was soveial  years older than lus wife, and hei very  counterpart.     Wlicicus'slic  was   small,  fair, gentle and iiiftim  oi  will, ho' was  Bulge, black, stem, and  n  man of iion  'uelermiuation.   Uis full, dark eyes weie  lexpreesive of the most piofound melancholy, and the oliaractor of his mouth  was scveie, and at times even cruel. *��� II��  was frequently   tluovvn    into    fits    oi  gloomy depression, which* lasted seveial  days.   He was glum, taciturn, eecietivc.  His wife, ait the tune of her marriage  and for several years after, knew notli  ing of his antecedents.   He came sudden  ly into her somewhat lonely life���a strik  ing looking man of magnificent physique  Ijreat hunter, a bold ridei, * lover of  taoktude���and eo poweiful was  the  en  Ichantment he 'cast over the girl's mind  'that for many, months, thinking he did  not care for her, .she, suffered severely  both in mind and body.   Her love foi  him was of the blind -and umeasoning  'order���a "girl's love  for a heio  of ro  jmance; the sort of love that-is common  benough in 'young and    unsophisticated  loommunities, however lare it may be_m  modern Europe.   She loved blindly, and  when one day he lode up to her iathei's  ranch, tied 'his  horse  up  to   the rails,  entered the house, and without preface  of any kind told hei that she must nui-  ry him, the girl was wild with happiness. - -      '     '  Her father aippeaTed content with'Ful  ham's   assurance   that  he   had   private  means, and no bar -was raised to theii  engagement.   They were married, and at  her father's death, fi\e-yeais later, they  left the countiy.  I   My ..story, begins of tei, their arrival -in  'England.   But I mu-,1 tell you first that  'soon  after  the mairuge, although slu  '���continued to adore hei   husband, Eh/.i  'Fulham was distressed by his deepening  Jmelancholv and bv lhe"u*ihftmg shadow  Ithat oveiimng his thoughts.    She reai-  lized that she was man led to a confirmed  hypochrondnac, and nflei vain attempts  to dispel the mists of his melancholy she  settled down to a gray coloied life, con  tent if she avoided giving lmn offence  (and enchanted if he ever bestowed upon  'her any mark of tenderness or affection  'Such a life, as you may well imagine,  'had a numbing effect upon her intelli-  '   gence.   The vigor of the strongest mind  I would decay and atiophy in an atmos  Iphere of this kind; and as the poor gnl  was of a weak and clinging natuie hei  -environment was peculuwly adapted to  Ithe destruction of hei sanity.,  |   One day, she. told me���it was some  "  eight years after her maiiiage���Thomas  ���Fulham returned  to   his  \illa  after  a  Visit to London, came into the kitchen  ���where she was helping a little maid of  all work to prepaio the evening meal,  "and, taking her hand, led her without a  word into ,the  sitting-aoom.    Here  he  loSd both hands upon her shoulder, and  -for several moments looked deeply into  Iher eyes.   Then be drew her nearer to  rhim, kissed her gently between the eyes,  and spoke as follows:  i   "My dear Mary," said he, "it has been  dawning upon me slowly for several days  ���that I have not shown you the kindness  and the attention which your great affection deserves, and which my love for  nis most ready to display.   I have  thoughts to worry me, business to  Jocoupymy mind, and conscientious difli-  outties in the matter of religion.   But,  toy the meroy of heaven, I have now  shaken these troubles fiom my brain,  and from this time forth we will bo all  .the world to each other." '-  She was eo -enraptured by this confession that she did not eoncern herself to  tell him he had addressed her by a wrong  name. She threw herself upon his breast,  ���told him that he had always been good  <to her, and professed the most complete  and consuming adoration for her one  -friend in the world.  He seemed pleased by her artless love,  ���fondled her with quiet affection, and  ���studied her countenance with lingering  interest. "You are not looking at all  well," he" said presently. "You stay too  much indoors. I must take you about."  She said tihe was perfectly content with  her life.  "You deceive yourself," he answered.  "You are not well. You r havo grown  snudh tfliinner, and I notice that in order  to obscuie this effect upon your face  you have taken to wearing your hair i��  a different fashion."  She laughed, and said that ho was  quite mistaken.  "Do not <li-,tress rnc by contradictions,"  he answcied, a little impatiently. "I  remember perfectly well Hint you always  woie youi hair pu-tecl in tlie center, and  caught away irom ilio blows, whi'li  gave your face a moie open and simple  expression. I hope you will rctiun lo  that fashion.   I liked it, and it suited  dress her (hair in future like a Madonna.  At that he shuddered.'  "lake tho Madonna I" 'he^ said, almost  under his .breath. ��� "Yes, yes, like the  Madonna. A1J women should emulate  that holy purity; certainly, ceitamly."  And then he added, - thoughtfully, "I desire my Mary to be like the Mary of  Scripture."  "Why do you call me Mary ?", she  tasked, smiling up into liis eyes. '  He looked at her in surprise. "Why?  Because your name is Mary." ,  "No,"'she answered; "it is an uglier  name, a much uglier name."  l ���* ,  ...3My little wife is ill," he said, gently.  "Come, I have neglected you too long "  "No, dear, I am not ill," she aniwrncd,  "and I know that my name is Eliza."  He frowned angiily. "Your name is  Mary." he said.  "If you call me Mary, Maiy I will be,"  the answered. , .���  "Your name is Mary," he rejoined.  ,That 'evening, when they, had finished  their meal, he drew from''his coat an,  old leather pockebbook, which he had  kept in his,possession ever, since their  marriage. y  "1 was looking to-day at one of your  old photographs," he said; ','it was this  that made mo realize how^much thinner  you have become since your arrival iu  this country." He looked for a minute  at a photograph in his hund, and then  passed it to his wife. <  "That was t)hc old Maiy," he said, tenderly.  She looked-* with amft7cinpril at the  pioturo of another woman It was-, the  picture of a(girl some twenty yean of  age, with lojrge, quiet eyes, and a beautifully gentle mouth. The hah was worn  as he had described, ,and there wais no  likeness between herself and this woman.  ��� '"This is not> I," she'said, looking up. ,'  He smiled sorrowfully. "Is it^ possible  that you have forgotten yourself?" ho  said.    v "  ' "Btit, really,'this is someone else." ���  "My dear Mary, you are ill. What can  possibly havo occuired .to make you  doubtful of your own identity? Look at  the back of the photograph; you have  written your own name there."   '-  She turned the picture over and there  on the back, written across the photographer's usual advertisement, was the  name"of Mary Townsend. . , - ^  She looked up; her husband was regarding her with a smile of quiet triumph.  -"Well?" he-asked.  This is all "wrong" she said. "There  is some mistake. My father's name was  ���Chambers.    My own name is Eliza."  Without answering, but continuing to  smile tolerantly, he ,drew from his pock-  etobook a folded document, and passed it  to his wife. '  ' ���  , She opened ft and saw that It -was a  certificate of marriage. , iter heart began to beat nervously, and tears rushed  to her eyes. The document witnessed to  a'marriage between Thomas Fulham of  Cedar City, Nevada, and Mary Jefferson  Townsend,*of Salem, Ore.���four years before, her own. l~ -, ,  ' "What does it mean"?" she cried, with  a sob.-  ��� /'It should convince you/' he said, tenderly, "that your name* is Mary,'that  this picture is your photograph, and that  the signature at the back is your own."  .. "No, no!'' she cried, startling up. *It is  a lie!   I.say it is a lie!"  At that moment, she told me, the poor  thing felt the full horror of her loneliness. Without a -relative in the world,  alone in a* strange country, she found  herself in the grip of a man -who persisted in attaching to her an identity not  her own, -who forced upon, her a personality that was not heis; and this man  was her one guardian and protector in  the world! Her brain was possessed with  horror, and she -could do nothing but cry  out, "It Is a lie���a lie!"  He looked at her calmly as she said  this; then he ytook the papeir from the  fioor where she had dropped it, and with  and when I woke up and found "you Btill  alive I could scaice believe that it was  true, so strong was the hold of that bad  dream upon my mind. And now that"  you are ill I am full of teinble fear that  my dream may come true. You must  live, Maiy���you must live to comfort  me, for without jou the devils will goad  me to madness and solf-desltuction. Pio-  mise me that you will tiy to live."  The yearning in the last sentence filled  the mystifle^ gnl-wife, aiid ^she kissed  the hands fondling hei own, pi oaiiis*ing  tlitift she would get well, and that she  would never leave -him.,  Then he ban, theie and talked of a  past in which s^e had never shared. He  recalled anecdotes of her home, her father, and her old uncle the ironmaster, and  Bhe knew that he was talking of the  home of this Mary Townsend whom ho  had married four years before he married her. It was a horrible situation; to  all his appeals, "Bo you remember this?"  and-"Don't you recollect that day wo  rode to this place 01 flint V" she had to  nod her head and express recollection of  a past she kncw(nothing about.  -Well, for tho first day of this treatment she listened eagerly, curiosity  naturally urging her to lcora all she  could of this m��mra flrM, wife. And he-  ���never left hei  save to  feloh food and  Irink, tending her with extraordinary  tact and tenderness. But at the end of  the second day her brain grew weary,  ind it was then tliat delusion first be-  |jan its assault upon her consciousness. *-  Now, you know how frequently we  think" during a conversation, "I have  heard that before," or, , on j visiting * a  leene/.it suddenly strikes us that we  have seen it on former occasions. You  know all that? Well, there is a scientific explanation. When the Ihteliigenoe  Is alert'the sound of words is "conveyed^  instantaneously - to the' consciousness;  the lobes oi the brain grasp the'meaning"  of (w��rds at the very moment their  sound strikes upon the drum of the ear.  But let one lobe of the brain be fagged  ��nd weary, the attention flagging, and,,  there is delay���albeit infinitesimal, that  delay, that fraction of a-second's, interruption in the normal working of the  mind is sufficient to produce these .wandering delusions. "I have* heard that be-  ** we   exclaim, believing it  to be  fore!s  years and years ago; and quite truly,  We have heard it before���the thousandths  part of, a second ago. <       < L  This explanation I apply to the case  of Eliza Fulham. She told me ttoat on  the second day as he sat by the bedside  talking to her .of this past, it suddenly  struck her that she was familiar with it,  familiair with the very words he was  addressing to her, and that somewhere in  the mysterious past she hou" threaded  the ways'of which he spoke. She roused  herself to see if she were not dreaming.  Then ,she 'checked .her thoughts and  brushed Jhe theory aside. ( She was-herself, Eliza Chambers, daaighter of a Cana-  .dian farmer, and. now the second wife of  ���Thomas Fulhais, the manbviho had lived  beside her desd fadhea mi the far-off  Canadian days. - ,      i  It was a -battle between memory and  the present. On the 'one side 'was re-  coHection of her past, on the other the  live and atStive present which" told her  she was,Mary Townsend.'��� You mayi��-  agine the conflict.  Days went by, many days, and still he  -kept her a prisoner in bed, -nursing her  ���with' engaging gentleness, and watting  upon^her smallest whim with the alacrity of a lover.' They were in a measure  'the best days she i&d known, fur the  pretty little creature had king been sick  for love, and" now the hero of &er. ro  imanoe was s&owering -upon her a thou  ���sand (tendernesses. But they were days  of struggle���the conflict of memory and  present���and every day 'found her memory weakening in the strife She could  , not tell n*s definitely -when -she aban-  ��� doned- her personality-. Tho transition  ���must have been so giatlual, she thought.  ,th'E* no actual date 'could be assigned -to  heE" Ah<l Then���alTln a minute���Re  sprang up, flinging her fiom him, and  cried out, in a loud voice:  "Mary In heaven, foigive me! I havo  forgotten you���I have been false to  you!"  He was looking up, one arm raised  above his head, the fist tightly clenched.  His wife went to him.  "What does it all mean?" she whimpered. ������  He turned upon her, a glance of the  most horrible ferocity, shrinking back  from her.   ' # r  His brows were black with rage,-his  parted lips were curled into an expression of loathing and ��� contempt. 'He  a hand, resting it gently upon her head.  While she trembled and gasped before  him, however, his face suddenly softened,  a look of the most tender compassion  dawned in his eyes, and he stretched out  a hand, resting it gently upon her head. >  "Against two women have I sinned/'  he said, slowly and brokenly;'"the wife  whom I forgot in death, and the_woman  whom I -must forget in life."      ('  And he left hei���without another word  he went out of the room and out of the  house.  She never saw him again. Shortly after this she was biought to her trial;  she confessed everything as though she  had impersonated the dead'wife for purposes .-of fraud, t and the doctors finding  nothing wrong ,with her mind she was  sentenced to a long term of imprisonment^ )  I attended her every 'day, struck by  her fragile beauty and the extraordinary  dreaminess of her expiession, which gave  the lie to her'confession of piomeditated  guilt. . -        ' "- -    ,  But lt waa only toward the end, when  hhe was dying in the hospital, that-she  told her story, charging me to seek out  her j husband and toll him that she forgave him everything. And that 3 tory  of hers I believe implicitly.  "And the husband?" I asked.     t  .  "He has    never been    discovered "���  The   satisfaction   of .having  the-  washing  done,, early   in/the dayv  and well done,   belongs  to   every  user fof Sunlight' Soap.    '  10B'  Studies in Natural History.  quiet precision folded it up and replaced | it.; but wSien she irose from her bed it  it with the photograph in his pocket- f to with the .fcill and complete convsic'  book. She stood there, mesmerized, |( 'tion that she had 'been. Mary Townsend  while lie slowly^-closed the book and |l'that'she 3iad Jived'ha Oregon, and thai  pulled the elastic strap albouit its covers | 'it -was in the .old town of Salem she msr-  ,The room was growing dark, and she re- j! ried Thomas STulhaan. 'Eliza Chambers  membered that the sti eet lamp outside ���' ,"was forgotten.       *   % y.  their window was suddenly lighted as he I She was -weaJk in 'health, and her weak-  placed the book in his pockebbook and1; <ness increased. The gi eater jpart of hei  looked up at her.. She could see his-| day was passeS^on.the-sofa, iher husibsaid  black eyes shining upon her as he stood j in the s&oseeb -attendance. OEn brief, -she  there on the other side of the fireplace��� ( ihad become a .complete 'invalid,  huge and tyrannic���the flame of the jj Three .years .after tihis, when she had  street lamp dancing against the window j aihnost forgotten her belief lin the exist-"  of tho room. " - S ,enee of Eliaa Chanibers,  her  husband  He came to her, rested his fingers -upon came to her -room icne morning, in a  her shoulders, and regarded her with state of great -excitement, with'a letter  fixed intensity, his face close to her own.   **H his hand/  "It was for many minutes, or so it seemed ' ���"Mary,'" he <cried, *1 have bad news  to her, that he stood there in the gloom for you, and good news, too. You ��e-  fixlng her with this long and seardhing \ -meMber your uncle, Zachary Townsend.  gaze; then, v^ery gently, and very slowly, [  the ironmaster'?   He is dead, and he lhas  you.'  To btrmor him she said that she would  A  a  he put his arms about her, gathered her  'up to his breast, and, as if she 'had been  a sick child, carried her from the little  ,parlor up to their bedroom on the floor  above. She was completely under the  spell of his gaze, and could say nothing,  and could make no protest against his  action.  ,' "You ar�� ill, dearest," he said, When  ���they reached the bedroom. "You must  go to bed, and rest there until you are  quite restored." He bent down and took  'the shoes from her feet.  "I am not ill," she answered. "I tan,  indeed, quite well. Only���only why do  you say I am somebody else?" 1  He kissed her, and she told me that  never before had he been so deliciously  tender to her. His veiy voice was a caress.  "Beloved,-" he said, "you are ill, {hough  you do not know it���very ill. I will  watch over you and muse you till you  are rcstoied to me again, for I could not  support life if you weie taken fiom me."  lie assisted her to undic-ss, and put  her to bed. Then he diew .1 chair to her  side, and, sitting there, holding her hand,  spoke as follows:  "I once had a terrible dream, dearest;  I dicamcd that you were dead; that people came and bore you away fiom me,  locked up in a ooflin bo fchaL I could not  see your beautiful eves. 1101 fondle your  deal liiind3, winch they had folded lupou  vour bieast.   It w.is a dieam fiom hell,  ./  le<ft you a. fortttne���a big fortune."  1 His came to the beds*4p, put the fluttering sheet in her hands, and as she  read it he placed his arms tenderly about  her and kissed hen hair.  Well, when tibc had received 'that fortune she believed herself to be the dead  'wife. That is her etatemeeit���tha,t is my  unswerving oonviotion. You can guess  the sequel. After oenie months of great  v/ealfch, other heirs ��n the States heard  that Mary Townsend had died, proofs of  her death were fortbeoming; evidence,  too, of Fulham's seooiid marriage with  Eliza Chambers.was speedily produced���  and then the newspapers here got hold of  it, and Tumors of "a gigantic swindle"  were In the air.   ���  Reading the account of the etory in  one of the papers, tlie convJdtion returned to Eli/a Fulham that she was not  Mary, the daughter of Aubcion Town-  send.  Bewildered and all confused���for her  mind, I fully believe, was affected���she  hurtled to her husband.  "Read this!" she imploied. "It is all  about us, aibout you and mo. 0, something is wrong, something is wiong! Tell  mo what it means."  He drew her upoi. his knee, held hei  j. The Shopper,  This eScpensive animal, "which" appears  to have been designedly Providence to  keep man poor and humble is found.in  both Europe and Amenca.-. Much controversy has arisen over the classification  of this interesting creature, owing to the  circumstance that only married men have  ���studied the species at, close range, and  they write of it with a-manifest prejudice and venom that robs their observations of all weight. v  -. Some of the scientists go so far as to  declare "that the Shopper is the ongmal  vampire, that bleeds a 'man's pocket-  book to the lost drop that is in it. Others affirm that it dthghts in torturing  its victim by pullang its leg, but the  truth 'xof the matter ��� seems to be tha t  It merely belongs to the class o'f animals  that have no grip, and let tilings get  awayv from them (genus femmbus Lank-  ruptus). ,        1  In appearance bhe Shopper^ is inconspicuous, being chicily noticeable for  carrying a bag stuffed full of samples  and newspaper advertisements. These,  however, render it so formidable that  people give it the right of -way, and  men, especially, flee at its appioach.  It has been found impossible' to obtain  ���amy accurate information as to the  fcabits of the Shopper.-- According to the  snost reliable data that have been furnished on the subject, it is, at times, a  most docile, intelligent and affectionate  domestic animal, perioinung its tasks  with willingness and ability, when suddenly it will be attacked with a wild  mania, and, bieakmg every lesbramt,.  will rush off to the baigain counter.  These fits, which aie similar to those  which seize animals in the Wild West  after eating the loco plant, seem to be  occasioned by reading tlie adv ei tisemenls  of the depaitinent stores m the Sunday  newspaper, for which reason many eminent clergymen advocate the abolition of  the Sunday paper. '  Arrived  at    the shop,    the Shoppei  rushes wildly up one aisle and down another with 110 apparent purpose, but will  lock horns and light with another Shopper over the  possession  of    something  that neither one of them wants.    The  species move about in herds, charging in  a body on tmj counter that seems to be  popular, but they are easily stampeded,  and the sight of a pile of junk 'marked  For this day only for 3s ll%d" will send  the whole bunch at it, <bnd cause them  to eat it up.   In these mad rushes the  old and feeble and the vei*y young aire  trodden down, and have their clothes and  hats torn off of them, but when the buy-  tog iever ia on them the intrepid creatures never stop as long as they have a  penny left. '  . A Peculiarity ,of the Shopper Is its ut-  "J indifference to hunger and fatigue  wbHe on one of its raids. It will sustain  75" 7 nibMlDg a-t a cream puff, and  although ordinanly so fragile and weak  it cannot walk the length of tho street  or sweep a room, it will lead a rush on  a counter of marked-down blouses with  e 'Vlgw that would make a football player look 6dck. '  ..Jft?l?*hw interesting characteristic is  that the Shopper's sole idea seems to bo  to get rid of money, and it will buy anything. It may go out with a list of a  special sale of tan pans for the kitchen,  and come Home with forty yards of off-  eo or ehiffon in place ot them. This peculiarity m an apparently intelligent  creature can only be accounted for on  the theory that the Shopper suffers at  tames from being bluffed.  Men, as may be supposed, stand in  great fear and dread of the Shopper;  but, unfortunately, there are no outward  marks by which it can be distinguished  from the ordinary female domestic animal, and so many a man who thinks ho I  is getting a thrifty, economical wife finds '  out, when ho has got it home, that ho  nificant looking one/with1 an appeiite"iaioi-vl  bigger than a bird's, costs more to main-'7  tain than a herd of elephants or a men<*'' ���*  ngerie  of carnivorous  beasts.    This,,�� '  owing to their unfortunate habit of go- *  ing off on buying raids.   Whether science  will ever be able to find a virus that wiUl *-  .inoculate Shoppers against the bargain if  rabies, asdo^s are inoculated  against' i  hydrophobia, it is impossible to say. Yom ro  can always  tell  when a man owna1 a'  Shopper by the way his trousers 1 bag 'at-'  tho knees and his shoulders hump over, r.  m  ft*  The Soulful Lady.  ,- On one of the walls of the Alhamtoa'--'  there used to be a pencil autograph of" "  Washington Irving���at   least    so ', the^ '  guide-hooks say.   A3 the room haa -been''* \  whitewashed  several  times,   the  auto-i  graph no longer exists.'  One day, wiitw* j.-  a'traveler who is touring Southern"Eu-'   ,''  rope, I heard a soulful lady importuning   -'  a guide to show her this autograph} he'-,.,,  would cheerfully have accommodated ber�� b'r-  but there had been no autograph. the�� ",'}  educe he was born.   Still she was so1 sold-' t>���~  ful, and yearned so for the' autographi.1'^  that I wrote one myself for her in pencst) '������'  near-where she was searching.    WbBtt--*4  the soulful lady found it she burst into-,,-,"  meh a torrent of emotional .rhapsody;--"  that I felt more than repaid.   These lit-]   -  tie acts of kindness as we go throught. K'  the world are far too rare.'       - \     -\  This same soulful lady subsequently;>"r! .���  pointed out to her companion a blankrb'  white wall down in Granada,-which vriM 5"  sovered with round black spots. '���,, -    ,"\  "Look!" she^, cried, enthusiaaticailly>' '��� ���  'look at those apertures! Evidently-- t  they are shot-holes���piobably made by1 ���  sannon-balls fired in the wars waged'by I ",  they Moorish kings with' Ferdinand oncli '  Isabella. Is it tnot quite too interest- -  Ing?"'    ' '-   '  It struck me as being so, particularly^ ^  as the shot-holes  v\ ere    so   clear' an<3���  sharply defined.    They seemed^ a little. ')  recent.    So I'asked our,guide Juanitcr ,  what the black spots were.       "( X1f���..  "Those round black spots, senorl'V-b  paid he. "Oh, that is a hat factory, and' ~y  those are new sombreros hanging up in.'-  the sun to dry."    i *���*�����' *  ���Il  < il  II  i' si  11  "How do you suppose she manages t��^���>'  make her husband still love her?"."Why,b  ehrf-won't let him diaw on her prineipal;'  and that, of course, keeps up the inter-'  tst.^     ~ -                 v                      - -  ', v  yyy^y     ^ -��� "^ "*'   *���  -'Tommy (mysteriously)���I shall have^  lots of cake  this summer, all for my- ;  self.   Mother���Oh!   Has aunty promised*  you   some?     Tommy    (with withering  scorn)���No.   I've planted a seed-cake in,  the garden!      '              ���    4   'iij|  s  Proscribed Races,  Theodore Watts-OdntGn,  in  an  article  In   The   London   Star   dealing  with   the  "Proscribed    Races,"    says ���Some   few  men seem to be  drawn instinctively toward the proscribed laces of the world*-  I confess to being one^of them myself.  This   is   why   I   have    always felt the-  strongest admiration for the greatest of"  all   the  proscribed   races���the  Jews���and 1  number  among them  some ot my most "  intimate    fnends.     I   have   lately   been-  writing on that wonderful Jew,,Shylook,  in relation to his laae, a race to' which I *  should be very  proud to belong,  for^anii il  American edition of Shakespeare.    Withi  regard to the gypsies, what I say is that"  if any race were placed in the position'  of a proscilbed race, the master instinct  of self-presei vation working through gen-,  eratlons  would   show  itself In   qualities  like those which are commonlv asgociat-"*  ed  with  tho  gipsies���especially what Is  supposed to be Romany duplicity.' It fts  observable in the Cagots ; we see it In th��  proscribed races of Asia.    I am at this      f  very moment writing upon the subject in"  a  cyclopaedia,   and  have  mentioned  th*  fact that a gypsy woman once said to tag  S25 a ,Romany   Rye    friend   of   mine.  There 3 somethin' in the wind off Go*--  e?s that shuU tho Romany's mouth and  opens   his  oyes   and   ears"    From   this  state of things, what can come but gynev:  duplicity?    1   have,   in   the   cyclopfSdl*   1  article Juat mentioned, alluded to the *��y  in which nature  seems to havo divided'     '   t  not only mankind, but the entire antaiaj  world,   into  threo  familles-those   whom  ��o�� fl^5tt.ed t0 ��PPre6s* "toss whom ab��  has fitted to resist oppression, and those  whom she has fitted to fly away from Sti  Where the oppressed race has to Bavo it.        '  self by craft, natural selection gives rise. I  o^,mV.3t eivJi rlse' t0 th08e ����"y char--  acterlsties which are their only means ot        '  details  Servian  organs  The Servian Assassinations. "V  ���The English local paper The Levant  Herald of Constantinople has been allowed by the censor to publish  of and free comments on the  assassinations, while the other w*.a*iB  are still condemned to silence," says The  London Standard's Constantinople corres-  P��ndent* "'AWs is the hist time for ma*y  years that such a subject has been permitted to be mentioned locally. The reason is, I am credibly informed, the Sultan s great satisfaction with the strongly  condernnatoiy position taken up by .England, and at the same time his resentment at tho series of faltc* telegiams  emanating from a supposed Russian  source, concerning an imaginary military  V.ot. 5-* yil<-��z. which wore taken as a  *m for piedicting a similar fate for his  Majesty to tha* winch uc.:ell r^ing Al-  .Kandei*.  gently against his breast, and read the has acquired a Shopper instead; and -a  article. But as he icad a gieat thudder it is impossible to ti.ide one off, or even  shook him, he drew his breath in sliaip-   give it away, his plight is a sad one  ly, and she felt his ainu tighten about  a  ci.       "     ' P'1S1't i3 a sa<l one,  A bhopper 13 the most expensive pet  In .the world to keep.  A small and insie-  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant  Soap Powder dusted in f-5 bath, softens-  the water and disinfects. r&  TM-?r *"**���  ' ���<  , I  I-J.  I    ,  *3  . *i.i  h'  -fr,  ''"���i'l*-'  , it*  b M  'si  ','��� $  & $  C.V  S'8  ���ft*  ;*r|-  ��� .-.Si  ". I"  'i  ���  ?*  ATLIN     B. C.,'  'SATURDAY,    OCTOBER io, <; 11903.  ,   i>  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Churoli of England*.  St. Martin's Chuich, cor. Third and Train-  or atreets. Sunday sex vices. Matins at 11 u.  in., HYensoiijf 7:30 p. m. Celebration of Holy  Communion, lit Suiulfij in pucli month ami  on Special occasions, bumliij School, Sunday ut 3 i>. in. Committeo .Moetiiijjs, 1st  Thin hiluy in each niontli.  Ki>\. If. L. Strijlicn<-oii, Rector.  Si. AiuIipvv's Piosb.vti'i inn Church hold  HOi'V ui's in till' Chinch on Suvouil Stieet.  .Murium; si>iviu> ulII cvoiiiiii; si-i vice 7:30  Suiula.i School at the close ot  the  luorniiii*;  sarviiv    Ki-v. l-.Tiirltin-itoii, .Minister. I'"ioo  ltctdiii*,*, i Clio in, to vvliii.li nil ino welcomo.  'Messcis Russ, Knight and Moore  pioiuiiicnt    shareholders    in     the  Biitish   American  Diedging   Co. ,  weie passeiig>-:is, en route for   Phil-  . adelphia on Thursday's boat.  Provincial Constable Owen   this  week leceived the 'appointment ,of  ' Chief Constable for the  Atlin Dis-  1 liict,which embraces Atlin, Bennett  and  Porcupine.       Congratulations  aie in order.  McDonald's- Grocery    makes'a  specialty of fresh eggs   and butter.  Mrs.Ridd and' lamily will, leave  shortly for Vancouver  where they  will lemain for the winter.    ''  Large stock of Domestic and Imported cigars at C. R. Bourne's ��� ���  Miss DeWitt, who has been employed in The Claim Office for the  past fewv months, returned to her  home in Skagway by Mondays boat.  A  full line of silverware,    also  i  1847    Rogers table-ware  at Jules  Kggcrt's.'  Mr.Lawson in t^ie interest of  pure 'food has kindly donated  samples of pure California honey  to the different families iu Atlin.  It is easy to note the difference  between the real article and the so-  called honey frequently sold to the  public as "genuine."  We are pleased to contradict the  rumour that Walter B. Smith bad  died; on the contrary he is progressing favorably and is now considered out of danger.  New stock of   Fancy  Groceries,  We regret to. learn that Mrs.  Henderson's indisposition, has necessitated her removal to the Hospital, but trust to hear of her early  convalescence  Bicycles for rent���bicycle repairing���Pillman & Co. '  Mayor Keller, of Skagway, left  for home Thursday. '  Kodaks and Fresh kodak supplies at C. R. Bourne's.  Forty two passengers left on the  last boat amongst whom were Dr.  W. G: 'Mitchell, and Mr. Whee-  lock.  The fight, to take place tonight  al the Nnggel 'Hotel.' Discovery,  will be without doubt a great draw-  t) J V  ing card. The contestants are well  matched and the mill will certainly  be fast and furious from sta--t to fin-  i��h. - Merrilt Barnes is'rwell known  in the ring, and Dan Rogers is well  able to make the ?o .round, contest  interesting. -   -    �� ���"  STAHLiS   & ..LUP1&PEN  '    /,     IRON STORE,    FIRST   STREET,  'are still to the front in  I ,   b       '  Groceries, Dry Goods, Bools. & Shoes, Etc.  Tho   Line  of, FALL and  WINTER    GOODS  we   have  placed   In   Stock  this  week-are   certainly    EYE ��� OPEN ERS  Jus't see our shirts"iai)d'"uuderwear  And socks al any price a pair.  Our mils and gloves cannot be beat.  Our boots and skoesso trimandncat  Cigais and cigarettes lo smoke,  But see our pipes, oh ! my ! -  If once you get yom cj es on them  1 Yon'caiiuot help but bay ,  AT    THE    IRON.STORE  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest temperatures recoided  for the week ending  12th inst, are as follows:;  Sept, 26  27  2S  29 ,     .  30  1  Oct.  4  5  6  -7  8  9  33 "  ' 48  2>'<-  44  33 '  48  28 '  '46  28  '.44  27  45  12  .43  16  w.42  22  ' 4i  2S  ,  38  29  42  32  . 4i  33, v  "44  34  48  THE "BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  AND '  '   * >      i  -MANUFACTURING. Co.; Limited. '-'  ENGINEERS. MACHINISTS, BLACKSMITHS, ���."�� IRON FOUNDERS.  Fruits and Vegetables  arrived.  today's  boat consigned  to  Pillman & Co.     '  '  E.  on,  L  Geo. F. HaVes, who has sold his  interest in the Kootenay Hotel to  A. R. McDonald, left on Thursday  for Portland, Or. During his four  years residence in the district, Mr.  Hayes has made many friends who  " will regret his departure. We ex-'  tend to him our best wishes for his  health and prosperity in whatever  sphere he may henceforth cast his  lot.  Messis. Kinyon, Hamshaw and  Mrs. Kinyon, ofthe McKee Consolidated Hydraulic, left for the east  ou Thursdsy's boat. Mr. Hamshaw will visit Germany before his  return here next spring.  Mr. Airs. R. A. Lambert and son  returned to Vancouver this week.  Messis. Itelyea and Kappelle two  of our transient lawyers returned to  Victoria and Vancouver on the last  trip of the Scolia.  A very enjoyable dance was  arranged by Alfred Carmichael at  at the Kootenay Hall ou last Wednesday. The pleasure of the evening being rendered complete by  the help of the ladies, Dr. Keller,  Mr. Cartmell and others.  FOR SALF���A capital' shingle  roofed frame house containing sitting room, bedroom and kitchen,  with barn attached;'situated on upper Pine Creek. For particulars  apply to C. J. Newberry, Discovery.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL 8S STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF   GOODS'   -  OrEKATING S'riCAM IjAUNDIty   ULECTltlC LIGHT A POWElf, FUHNISIUID TO Mll.t-S, MlKBB.  Etc. uFol,l Line or Enginkeks Suitlikh & Fittings Caiuiiisd in.Stock.-  1 " "    '  ELKCTRIC    LIGHT  < RATES:- ��� Installation,  fo:5o per light.   '  1G Dandle Power Incandescent $3:50 ster month per light*  8        ,9      ,     s, \      . ���>* -   $2sSO nt' .  Special Rates for Arc'Lights & Large Incandescent Lights.  Also for Hotels & Public Buildings.  THE  CASH   MEAT  MARKET  - , i ,  '       JOE   BH00K5      ���  ,  ���      ,      jy,   . ,'   '-jFirst Street, , Atlin. '    *' ,  1KEEP NONE,BUt,PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  Wholesale   and Retail  jH-  <��  ^  �����  lfcassellV;-ilo  DIXON   BRO"  HERS,  -���*���>   Proprietors  Pool    &  Freighting and Teaming.  Billiards,    Free.  j��  Horses and Sfeiahs for Hire*  Sam. Johnstone, Proa*  Northern LumherCo.  Prices for the Season'1903.  Rough, up to 8 inches, $35.  do       do     10      ,,       40.  do       do     12      ,,       45.  Matched Lumber, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  L.OUI3   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail   lBucher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIF,   B.   C  C FV R. Co.  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  The following Sailings are announced for the months of  September and October, leaving  Skagway at 6 p.m., or on'arrival  of the train :  Princess May  Sept. 18  29  Oct.   9  .,   19  ,,    29  For further information, apply or  write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  Amor  Sept. 14  .!       24  Oct.  5  ��    }S  ,,   26  "TT7E  give special  attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR     ���<-_,,  Standard Oil Co.  Rose of Ellensbury Butter.  The Cudahy Packing Co.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee.  t  Groceries, Fruit 8c Vegetables���Crockery,  Wholesale & Retail.  The Ross-Hipi  Skagway (, Alaska.  TAKU   O  B.   C.  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR  FISHING   &  F.   G.  SHOOTING.  Aohton,   Proprietor.  i;

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