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 /It  J -I'  -If.I -  '.<  -. 3 '  i"i  i  f, I",  l1.' '!'   r l ���  ,SI   I       f '      ���*  'Vt,'       ''������'  ' l> '   I  I"-'    V.      , >  ;    y c  .  il.   ,  #<  i ��,^. i -  f-        i  ���< i * i  - ,\  '''UfefvjlH  ���  A.  VOL.9  ATLIN,  B. C,   SATURDAY,    OCTOBER 3, '1903.  THE   PROVINCIAL   ELECTION.  NO. 220  . ->    /*  i s <  *s  \  I I  Liberals Concede five Seats To The Government  s' , y  CONSTITUENCY.  Atlin ....  Albeinib  Cariboo .  Cranbrook   Cliilliwack    Columbia  .'.'b  ��� Coraox  '.   Cowiehan ...........  Delta   Dewdney   .'  Esquimalt.....1    Fernie   Grarid.Forks . ...T,  Greenwood ...."   Islands..*   ' *���            i  Kamloops   Kaslo   .:... ..."   Lillooet ...7   Nanainu) City    Nelson City    Newcastle    .',  New Westminster  Okonagan .-.'.  Revels toke      Richmond���'.   'Rossland City ..."..  Saanich .?.   Similkameen'    Skeena   Slocan\\.?.C..".'.."....,  Vancouver,City   1.  conservative.  H.'t'Ii. Young  j   1  Doubtful  Victoria City  Yale  Ymir  , Not heard from  Not heaidlrom  Hon. Richard McBride  C. K. Pooley    ���    *    ' ,  '     .Doubtful '  George'A Fraser  Not heard from  ,        Not heard from  Robert Green  A. McDonald  r   - ���"  John Houston' * .  i  M.-T. Gifford ��� .  Price Ellison    ���   -,  T. Taylor  F. Carter Cotton     -,  .Doubtful  Hon. R. G. Tatlow  J. F. Garden  Hon. Charles Wilson  W. J. Bowser  A. H. B. McGowan  Harry Wright  PRESENTATION  To  D.   P.   Cameron by the  British American Dredging  Company.  Just as the last nail was driven  011 the "Switcana" Dredge, and she  was pronounced completed, Mr.  Switzer, the Gei eral Manager of  the Comyany, presented to Mr.  Cameron a very handsome gold  watch with a \'ery beautifully engraved inscription, and a nugget  chain made by Mr. Eggert from  Gold Ru.i nuggets. Mr. Cameron  has accomplished a herculean task  in bringing in the largest plant ever  built in the North, and in breaking  all records for time having finished  the boat in 18 days less than any  dredge he has ever erected. Every  person has been impressed with the  remarkable   energy and  executive  ability which he has displayed in  connection with the r work and the  tribute which he has received is a  signally fitting one and well merited.  The   Columbia Hydraulic.  The Columbia Hydraulic Co.  has shut down for the season.  This company although it bas one  of the finest plants in the camp was  unable to do any serious work this  year, owing, principally, to a shortage of water, and, incidentally, to  some litigation, which, however,  has been practically settled. t  We have no hesitancy in stating  that the company has a splendid  future in front of it; its property  is well prospected and the prospects  have proved that the ground is a  very valuable one. With favorable  conditions and an early start next  spring, the"Columbia Hydraulic Co.  should rank among the leading producing mines of our district.  , ( LIBERAL.-  1 l  W. W. B. Mclnues  Harry Jones - -  ' ' r ���*���  James Murphy"  Dr. J. H. King v  '*  C. W. Muuro   -,  W. C. "Wells   .       "1  John Oliver  J. R. Brown  J. A. McDonald1  H. Tanner  P. Herman  R. L. Drury  Aid. Cameron '  J. D. McNiven  Richard Hall  S. Henderson  MISCELLANEOUS.  /.  *���'  '. I    f  _ J.  -   i  "i    **���  I ���   " ~ ���       f  J. H. Hawthornthwaite (Soc)) - %  Parker Williams (Soc?)tv^  'tfr-  J.I  If     .  ��� Davidson. (Labor.)  Shamrock I. Sold  American Purchased First of  Upton Yachts.  New York,���The first Lipton  America Cup challenger, Shamrock  L, was reported to have been sold  to George Depinea of this city, who  will probably convert the yacht iu-  to a schooner for cruising. The  purchase price was not given out.  Chicago.���Sir Thomas Lipton  is suffering from "colitis and catarrhal appendicitis"; his physicians  decided that he must be confined to  his rooms and it is probable he may  have to be operated on.  STABLE BURNED.  This morning a fire occurred at the  stable adjoining the Brewery which,  at first appearances looked very  threatening, but thanks to the effic*  iency of the fire brigade it was con'  fined to the building in which it  started. An unsuccessful effort  was made to gut a cow, belonging  to Mr. Doelker, put of the burning  building, which in consequence  lost its life in the flames.  Mr. Rosselli, Chief of the Fire  Department, met with rather a  painful accident, by a badly cut  hand and arm, which he received  from a fall amongst a pile of broken  bottles. His wounds necessitated  several stitches.  Mr. Nicholl, Manager of the  Brewery, desires us to use this  opportunity   to   thank   the - mem*.  Freight ' Tied Up.  Nearly four thousand tons of  freight have accumulated at White-J bers of the Fire Brigade for their  horse, and indications are that it prompt and efficient service, where-  will not all go through to Dawson by the Brewery itself -was Saved  befoic navigation closes. from damage by tho fire.  1   ,   ���,,  1 ,  in y  r  . J 1  !���  '1.   <���  1��. ,  '-N  j.  , .   ;   r- St. % IM  Ji-"y\-  ���w  u... v Wm  rf  '<���  1 ~VV~**S  �� ^'-a-'ti'l  v .in1  Vffl  sCl  ���)   1 i-' -    ^ of 1  a   ,,     ib  1      1     1  '.'-' V  y ).' I  Wt9tS&SS9IS^98i  j ('if  5  IT'  I1'-;  Ml   ',  H  11*  ��� ly  4  I *i  hi  *!(  -ft  i  n  I  I  ���jr>*fc>��r>*>'C>c>'C^6j'<iv-c^tf^G^*r> t  THE IBfjffi 'Of LIFE, \  Percy Traffoi-d Alton,  curate of 4*  '    .6t.   Petx       Church,   State       ^  fi**-cet, Brooklyn. a.  ��<*<^<^.<'y<^c*<^.<cB'<2*<"��*i*^"��<Ji  And he came and took her up by  the hoad, and lifted her up ; and immediately tho fever left her, and sho ministered unto them.���St. ijask I., 31.  A visit to tlie country oc.a little time  ���pent    in     God's' out-of-doors,   away  ,   Irom the haunts of men aod the strife  of  the  multitude,  always   gives   us   a  ' chance to learn sonic lesson that we  could not hear for the tumult of the  city. .Communion with nature is necessary to the life of the soul, und even  ���ne day spent in the presence of God's  '���great teacher will be sufficient to enlighten and cheer and give new hope,  provided, indeed, that we arc willing  to .listen to the voice of the teacher.  There is one discovery that we make  every time that we enter nature's  tathcdral, whose walls arc the spaces  that separate us from the busy world  from which we have come and whose  dome is the arch of blue that suggests  . the beauty and infinity of-the world to  - [which we are going. The noise and  ,the fret and the strain of life are shut  1 out,1 and as we rest awhile in the cool  and the silence we  become  aware of  the tension of those past days ; we find  'that.we are possessed-of a rfever, that  > lhe temperature is above the normal,  that the pulse of life is quick and irregular, that the fever of life is threatening mind and body. '*  '' There are few who will .deny the fact  that life in the great centres of indus-  ���tty 'a for the majority oftentimes more  - of a burden than anything else.' And  this not from-lack of the necessaries ot  life, but from the stiain and- tension  .which must be undergone to secure the  ���means of subsistence. It 'is iiot that  the number oi hours of the day's laboi  'is increased, 'but that the amount of  ���work per hour,js greaUr, ','.ie facilities  for lessening the drudgery of woik have  ' made a greater demand upon the at-  yJSdfcjoH. and skill in producing the  bnvork.,,  And 3 it is,with the social life of the  present age. ' The question of pleasure  , has become absorbing. ' The thing is  ��� tio' longer a means to an end ; it has  iecome the end itself. , People live for  pleasure. They exhaust every energy  in the pursuit of pleasure.  Society has become more and more  artificial. Simplicity and' informality  ' are two words not to be found in the  dictionary of modern society. The  life of the present generation is more  complex, more exacting, more intense  than that of any former age.  .The fever of life seems to have seized all classes and conditions of men,  ftnd instead of healthy ambition there  are nervous haste and consuming desire.  ��� This is not the view of the pessimist  ������there is nothing in the statement to  vwarrant such an opinion.  The present age is far in advance of  any previous age, and the .world is  going forward. There is more enlight-  enre\&nt, more liberty, more brotherly  lov*, more regard for the rights of the  ���individual than ever before. And yet  ene cannot but see that the world's  Happiness is not in proportion to the  world's progress; that while the material surroundings of life have been so  much bettered, yet the result, as expressed" in a stronger, better, more  rational life, is not equally apparent.  Our civilization has developed a malady hitherto unknown, and no .better term can be found to describe it  than to call it the ievcr of life.  Tlie question, of the hour is, What  can be done to cure this disease���this  fever of life���which threatens to con-  sumt the vitality of the present generation ?  Christianity points to the only One  uvho has the power to perform the  miracle of healing, and that One is the  great Physician, our Lord and Saviour  jfesus Christ. The Master of Life is  bere to tell us the secret of living.  He has come to show men how to live.  The world to-day lies sick of a fever.  It will never enter into full possession of its life until it looks to Jesus,  who has come to give it life. He is  (writing to put His cooling, life-giving  touch on the fevcr-to^sed sufferer and  to give it strength to rise up and perform its task. Both by teaching and  example He has given mankind the  standard of the perfect life. Just in  proportion as the world accepts this  Standard will it receive the more  abundant life which is its  inheritance.  The fever of life is the result of our  fcxperiment with the things that ought  to make for our happiness. Somehow  we cannot get the right proportion,  and instead of receiving joy and peace  and a larger life from our use of the  mixture, we find ourselves weak and  feverish and sick at heart.  Let us go to Him and take His life  for our example. Let us note what  things He counted precious and what  things He rejected as harmful to the  soul Let us accept Him as the Way  und the Truth and the Life. And He  ���will enter the room in which we are  now hyng sick of the fever of life, and  tle'will take us by the hand and lift us  up and fill us with new life for service  to Hi-s glory and the stdvation of our  ���fellow-men.  The appointment of Miba Jarnlescn of  Partington to be profcssoi of tlm Ji.nk'-  itsh langruaso at Grenoble University lius  now been latifled by the .Fiench ilm-  Sster of Public Instruction. This Is the  first time that a l..dy h.ia ncn appointed  to a professional chair ln n. ���PYonch university. Miss Jamlchon Is ol Kculil-.li  descent. Bho was educ.itod t,t tho 15dln-i  burgh Ladles^' Collegr* of the Moichanls,'  Company, took flist-class honovs. IjsI ye.ii  at lEiilnbursrli University, and also holil.s  tho Horlot travolllnt? scholarship given bj  tho same Inotitutlon.  For the'Farmer.  Good poultry is always wanted, and  poor stuff is a drug in the market.  The time is coining when there will  be no sale at all for poulLiy of poor  quality, for those who can alford to  buy it at all will demand    the best.  The green crop plowed1 under is  composed of three chief parts. About  four-fifths of it is water, or from b'o  to 88 per cent.1;' about one-fiftieth of  the whole, or 2 per cent., is composed  of what is called Lhe ash ingredients,  and the rest is the so-called organic  manner. This organic nialter, which  is really the most useful part of tlie  green manure, makes up, therefore,  ibout a twelfth of the whole mass put  under the ground.  Kansas needs 5,000 men to help harvest the great wheat harvest, and the  farmers are gettinir so desperate that  they are stopping express trains and  going through, offering' large wages  for men to get off and work in the  fields. At the same time the United  States is receiving at least one hundred thousand immigrants monthly,  and the question naturally arises as to  what becomes of them.      ,  tree or in the soil. Mr. W.' T. Ma-  coun of the Experimental Farm agrees  with, Mr. MacKinnon, Chief of the  Fruit Division, that the only remedy  is to cut out the blighted branches-well  below the affected part, say one foot  below any appearance of blight. The  knife used for this purpose should be  Vhoroughly cleaned or sterilized before  being again used on healthy wood/ It  is fortunate that the disease sometimes dies out of its own accord, especially in the case of the body blight.  It is-said to be conveyed from tree to  tree by bees and insects, which would  account for the great increase at blossoming time. The blight appears to  develop very rapidly, and the maximum  amount of damage is done aloio^t ti  soon as the attack becomes noticeable.  It will probably be found, that lhc fall  is the best time to cut out the affected wood, as the damage will not be  much, if any, greater Uien than at  present, and inlthe fall one may make  sure of getting all Uie blighted portions.  As anything which stimulates an  undue growth of succulent wood is  ;pnducive to blight, it would be well  tor the orchardist to cultivate and man-  arc so as to produce a medium growth  of strong' healthy wood. '   -  The Nova Scotia Apple Crop.  In a 'letter to the Fruit Division,  Ottawa, Mr. J. W. Bigelow of Wolf-  ville, N. S., gives,,the following estimate of this season's apple crop in  Nova Scotia :���According to present  prospects theie will be a full crop of  superior apples, giving over 400,000  barrels for export. Varieties are  about as follows .���Nonpareil, 60,000  barrels; King, 50,000;'Gravenstein, 50,-  ooo;���Ribson Pippin, 40,000; Golden  Russet, 30,000; Baldwin, 60.000; Rhode  ���Iglaiid QreeniPS- 30,000; all 9|her varieties, 80,000.    ' " ^,-,  Points of W00L   ���  ,   In  judging   wool,    tfie     following'  points are those of most importance:  -Softness���This is essential in good -  ��� fleeces, and the want *of it-is most  conspicuously noticed, if it is wanting, * by examining the wool on the  neck. Those fleeces are best ���which  abound in a sort of transparent oil,  which, after growing to the end of  the staple of the wool, attracts the  dust and gives the outside of the  fleece when on the sheep a darkish,  dirty appearance. This oily matter  is of service in hastening the growth  of the fleece, and in imparting softness, elasticity and strength to the  wool.  Soundness, or strength of fibre, is  an indispensable quality in wool. A  want of this invariably.reveals itself,  along the ridges of the back,"where"  there is a sort of division between the  wool of each side.1 To test it, pull a  lock or staple from this part, hold  to one end in each hand, and give it  a strong, steady pull. If the strands  break, the whole fleece is lacking in  soundness. This Avant of soundness  is generally-caused by bad feeding.  Fulness 'means the closeness with  which the locks of wool grow together. Before opening the fleeces of  sheep possessing the quality in perfection, only a fine thin line of skin  will be seen around each lock of  wool. If defective, the space between  the locks will be larger.  Freeness���This implies that the individual locks of wool, as also their  individual fibres, are not entangled, but  perfectly separate and distinct. The  wool on being opened in a well-bred  sheep should fall apart under the  hands clear and unbroken. A want of  freeness will show most plainly along  the ridge of the back.���C. G. Freer-  Thonger, in Farm and1 Home (Eng.).  Apple Blight.  A number of reports from widely  separated districts, complaining of the  ravages of the apple blight, have been  received by the Fruit Division, Ottawa. Mr. Peter Anderson, Hcpworth,  Ont, thus describes the situation in his  locality:���"Apples, both early and winter, are suffering from a new disease  here. A 'blight struck the blossoms  when in full bloom and withered them  as if they had been scorched by fire.  It is now withering the small twigs  and limbs in tlie same way. The tops  of the trees look as if fire had been  applied to about one-half of the smaller branches until the leaves were all  crisp and brown, and even the wood,  as far as this extends, is evidently  dead." Mr. Arch. MacColl, Aldboro,  Ont, writes that many orchards in his  locality are almost completely ruined  by blight, and that many trees will have  to be cut out. ,  ,  It is difficult to explain the origin  of this trouble, but it is evidently of a  bacterial nature. It appears to live  over the winter just in the margin of  the affected part, near the heahhy  wand   and  not in other pyts  of the  Queen Draga's Last Letter.  ������-        ,. . ���  The Neucs "Wiener Journal publishes tht��  text of the last lottor written by Queen  X>rag*a of Sorvia. this letter having been  penned on the evening of her assassination and bearing: that date. The letter Is  addressed to an intimate friend of tho  Queen, who recolved it simultaneously  with the news of the writer'-* death. FoL.  lowing is an exact translation of the letter:���  " .... I lovo Sacha (tho King)  with Infinite tenderness, but I shall not  hesitate'to sacrifice myself and separate'  from this (jood and faithful soul. I know  that I am hated and that the absence of  a child, of an heir, increases the dangers  .which threaten us. If the King becomes  reconciled WitH tho extieme Radicals lt  may be that & Second Queen of Servla  shall follow the ��� first irtto exile. _, I am  haunted by dark "-presentiments': often  during the night I recall the horrible picture of dying Michael, who extends his  bloody hands toward his assassins, bogging them: 'Ne mot je, bratscha, dosta'  (Stop, my brothers,'it fs enough!) Sacha  alone and in the midst of all our troubles  Is in good humor. "This is largely duo to  his unshakable faith in the Obrenovltch  star. I hope that his picsentiments may  bo justified."  This is not the complete text of the letter, but'tho remalndor of it bears no relation to the tragedy" enacted at Belgrade  a few hours after It was written.  aence. The west coast of Scotland had  been thought ibout, 'but Queen Victoria  and Prince Albert accepted Sir James*  view In favor of the Aberdeenshire Highlands as having a drier and moro brac-  lng climate.  .     '1       Arnold and Pond.  When Matthew Arnold as a young man  saw Hepworth Dixon's books In the shop  windows,- he could not help exclaiming  'with pride that he, too, was an author.  Later ln life when he was a celebiated  author, meet for the American lecture  market, he told Major Pond, In, perhaps  something of the same spirit of irony,  that they were .both public men. If Arnold was guilty of irony, Major Pond  turned ,lts edge by countering with the  compliment that Arnold had celebrity,  but himself only notoriety. Notoiious  has come to have a bad connotation, and  ln that bad sense, at all events, the  erithet, could not bo applied to Major  rond'3 conduct of his queer business.,  ���Though it lias to be confessed that he  stood to Illcralme somewhat in tho relation that B.irnum stood to less austoro  shows, it must lllcci\ls,c beiadmitted that  he did lhe business courteously and considerately as well as successfully, and  earned the regards of his clients. Nor  was it a class of clients that was always  easy to manage. For most self-respecting men of lettois, In ISngland at all  events, probably share Cailyle's dislike  of lectuilng���that mi-dure, as he called  it, of tho prophet and the play-actor.���St  James' Budcot.  ',, ���'       The Iron Pillar at Delhi.  Tho famous iron pillar of * Delhi is  iealt with ln Cashier's Magazine. Tho*  jdDf.r is' a solid shaft of wiought iron,  M Inches in diameter, and of a length  that is variously reported. Tho total  length Is from 48 to GO feet underground  and above, including a capital of 1%  feet. The pillar contains about 80 cubic  feet of metal, and weighs about seventeen tons. The metal Is, of course, charcoal iron, made directly from ore ln  small billots, but how lt was welded up  no .one. can tell, as no,record exists of  any early method of dealing with great  masses of wrought Iron. An Inscription  roughly cut or punched upon the column  states that Rajah Dhara subdued a people in the Surdhu, named "Vahlikos, and  obtained'with his own arm an undivided sovereignty on the 'earth' for a long  period. Tho^dato of the Inscription has  been referred to tho third or fourth century after Christ but on this authorities  are at variance. __  ftSE��*\ 'in  SSSffii*",  Watching the Money Market.  "The course of the' British money maiket  Is being watched with anxious interest  by those responsible for the finances of  Australia, says Tlie London Mail. Four  of the States are iii want of further loans  so soon as there Js a prospect of floating  them on the London maiket. .The neediest of all the borrowois is New South  Wales,"' whose Government is accused of  spending no less than ��20,000,000 of borrowed money m a little over four years,  and using loans, on the admission of the  Minister of Public "Woiks, to stave off a  crista. She wants ��4,000,000. Vietoila  needg ��1,100,000 immediately, and must  shortly obtain a further ��5,617,000 by hook  or by crook to pay off an old loan which  matures on January 1, 1904. Queensland  wants ��2,600,00��, though she is now of  all the Australian States the most heavily weighted with debt. "Western Australia has placed at home a loan of  ��4,750,000, but the other Australian States  are not likely to be able to follow her  example, for, as a "Victorian Minister recently remarked to a deputation, it was  out of tho question to think of borrowing ��5,000,000 in "Victoria. The last in the  list is South Australia, who needs ��500,000.  which will ultimately have to be obtained  from London. Recent- analyses of the  various Australian debts "show that tho  dead-weight debt, making all deductions  for productive' works, is now as much per  head as the national debt of England.  Another unfavorable symptom is that the  population of Victoria has actually declined in the year 1902. Until great economies are effected in the government and  administration, and until the extravagant  outlay on public works ceases, the prospects for the British investor cannot bo  considered roseate.  The British Book Market.  If the British book "market Is" not as  flourishing as it might be, says The London Graphic, English writers may draw  some consolation from the" fact, as shown  by statistics in tho current number of  The Author, that they are selling a great  many more books abroad' than they did  five yeais ago. The book.exports of l-JOU  weighed over fifty thousand hundredweight more than those in the year before the war, and this additional quantity  represented a money value of nearly three  hundred thousand pounds. The books  sent to the United States last year, worth  in all ��371,417, 'showed an increased value  of nearly seventy thousand pounds over  those In 1898���a significant development  when lt is remembered that the practice  of copyrighting, and therefore of printing, English books in the United States  Is Becoming more and moro common, and  that consequently export figures are far  from indicating the full value of tho American market. After our transatlantic  cousins the next best foreign buyers ���  though longo intervallo���are Germany,  France, and, remarkable to say, Japan.  It Is Interesting to note that while our,  imports of books during the war naturally  fell off considerably, tho book exports to  foreign countries and to the colonies went  up during those years by leaps and  bounds. It is also noteworthy that among  the colonies Canada alone shows a decrease in the value ofi the books she Imports from us���a circumstance attributed  partly to the proximity ot the United  States, and partly to the enterprise of  Canadian publishers In issuing editions  Of their own.  Aberdeen's Ne.w House.  The Earl and Countess of Aberdeen,  who have been in London most of the  season, are building a new house for  themselves on their Aberdeenshire estates* It is ln a different part of tho  country from their chief seat, Haddo,  which wives the title to their eldest son,  Lord Haddo. On one occasion Mr. Glad,  stone visited it, and It has, of course, as-  Doclations with another Prime Minister,  the fourth Lord Aberdeen. He was Frem-  ler about the time that Queen Victoria  and Prince Albert lirst went to Balmoral.  Lord Aberdeen has a second estate towards that bcautllul quarter of Aberdeenshire, and ho is leplaclng Lhe old mansion  on it with a new one. As it happens, a  neighboring proprietor is Sir John Clark,  whose father, Sir James Clark, the eminent physician, had a largo voice In determining on  Deeslde for a Royal resl-  , Charles Fere calls attention, in the  "Revue de Medecinc," to the fact that  the skin possesses a certain odor, which  -varies according to the individual, the  ago and the race." iSays the "Medical  Century," in an abstract of Fere's paper: "The nervous system seems to exert much influence over the odor of the  cutaneous secretions. Hammond cites  the case of a w'onnn who always gave  out an odor of pineapple when she was  in a temper, and another who smelt'.of  violets when sufi'ciing from an hysterical attack. The'special point to which  the-.writer desiies to call attention is  that certain odors nie mheiited, or may  even extend to, side blanches of the  same family. Dogs arc always able to  recognize this odor even when it is so  sul*tle,as to-escape the,ol>seivation of  man.".   . ,     ." >   ��� "      .  Two German aeronaut's, Doctor Miethe  and " Lieutenant Hildetirandt, recently  had a remarkable expeiience in tiie heait  of a thunderstorm. They ascended fiom  Tegel at three o'clock in the afternoon,  and, passing through a mist, came suddenly-into a thunder-cloud. From .a  height of 050 feet the balloon was shot  a mile upwards, and then as suddenly  it dropped half a-mile. They made the  curious statement that, although they  did not see the lightning,- they weie  .deafened hy tlie thunder, while pelted  with rain, hail and sleet. The balloon  leaped and plunged so swiftly that at  times the car was on a level with the  gas-bag, and the tow-rope was above  their heads. After about ha/lf an hour  of this experience the balloon fell from  a height of 7,200 feet, descending upon  a thick wood of beeches, branches of  which broke the fall and' saved the livea  of the adventurers.  An Unintentional Pun.  The difficulties of learning and using  a new language are many,_ and the unfortunate Norwegian in this story from  Kansas must have felt that his own efforts were particularly. unsuccessful.  A druggist -was obliged to be absent  from his store one day, and his wife  took his place. A laigo Norwegian, who  spoke English with difficulty, entered  and said: -   ��� >  '"Hi owe dc firm fifty cents."  "Vei-v well," lephed the druggist's  wife; '"'just pay it to me and it will be  all right." ���  "Hi owe de firm fifty cents."  "Yes, I understand. If you are afraid,  I will give you a rer-eipl for it."  The man looked at her in astonishment, and walked out without a woul.  Pretty soon he returned with a fellow-  countryman, whose command of English was a little bc-tlur, and who interpreted his friend's iemails by explaining, "Ho wants fitly cents' worth of iodoform."  ,  . n "���'  Definitions,  The following definitions arc fn��A  from the school-room and are given undiluted in the "Woilu's Work:"  "Apherbility is the state of being an  apherbile." .,   .  "Afferbility is the state of being insane  on one subject only." .    .  "Reverberation is when it is made  again into a verb."  "The Te Dcum is a grand opera.   _  "The British Museum is the principal  building in Paris." #    ,  "Virgil was a Vestal Virgin."  "Julius Caesar was the mother of the  Qracchi."  i.���������.��     ��� > '  Her Picture.  She���I took this picture with my "kodak" while abroad. He���-What is it?  She���Well, 'that building that stands up  pr*Tfectly straight is the leaning tower  of, Pisa���those leaning buildings are the  perpendicular edifices adjacent.���"Puck."  Wash greasy dishes, pots or pans with  Lever's Dry Soap a powder. It will remove the grease with the greatest ease. 36  T^\R7 nr5<5rnr SlIlWi  ONEJBPOOKFUL  Will build for you good health  through good nerves,, by using  South American Nervine  Almost all disease is tho result of  poor nerve action. "Without good  uerves neither brain, nor stomach,  | nor liver, nor heart, nor kidneys,  'can work well. Nerve food must  be such that it will be absorbed by  the nerve ends. 'Such a food is  South American Nervine, the  greatest tonic known, a euro for  dyspepsia and rail stomach ailments. ,       ,  A.DOLPI1 LE Bonn:, 11. C. L , Montre-  , nl's well known bani.stei, wiiles: "I  was suffering fiom insomnia niul ncr-  ���voua dobility, piOhli.ition and exlinus-  tion. I took live boltlui of Soulh American Nervine, and uin wholly rccuveied,  - Tho (Jreit South Amcrleun Rheumatic  Cure is tho only one Unit Ims not a single  case of failure in lis iccoid,   Cuio sura  ���within throe duys; relief inbtiuitly.      Q ' '  ,    Tim Grcntcit Cli��r in 15u  i>po,  Tho Emperor 6f Russia, it lo said, hasi  ���Klvou his, confidence to an extraordt- .  nary degree   d his Alsat. -��� .chef who  hasprcsided over tho preparations for  .Imperial, repasts during the ,ast fives'  years.        This    important    Individual)  ranks as Captain ln the navy and Colonel in the army, and on state occasions appearB in gorgeous uniform, his  breast covered with, Russian and for-r  olgn orders.   As chef, ho has 1,200 sub-,  ordinates.   When the Czar dines alone-,  tile'table is simpls, but the, chef Is al-'1  (ways ready to prepare a glorious feaatl  tor soveial thousand peopltj, ' '  Heart Strength is Whole Strength  THE blood is  your   life;  when it stopa  coursing you're dead.   If it half stop%  YOU'LL BE HALF DEAD.  ��� Your pain, your weakness, your eternal weariness will all disappear if you strengthen your  heart But you may take special medicine for  ���pecial trouble if you're in a special banv.  Cheer up I Don't be moping I You can Bo-  oured. Tiy it and for the first time you wilt*  know the true meaning of that grand old word-  -Health. DR. AGNEWS HEART CUBE.  renews the vigor in thirty minutes after taking.  the fiist dose. Will CUBE the poorest heart anil-  ��lrengthe'n the strongest man. _____  W. H. Medley, drcggiit, of Kingston, Ont., wrUe��.  "Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Kingston, purchasers/  rix bottles of Agnew*a Heart Cure and says ho~  is cured of Heart Weakness, from which he had *  suffered for years."  ,,  Dr. Agnew-B  Oatar* -al   Powder rdierao-  catarrh or colds at once and cures forever.  Or. Agnew*s Ointment compels Piles to perish ���  permanently. It gives ease on the instant. Banishes all manner of skin diseases and eruption*.  The safest and cheapest cure.   Price, 85c      ��"  Who  loves   champagne,   soubrettes,   anS'  sons '  Is wise, or else the proverb's wrong;  i3ut it is  true that love like this  Means Paris first���then paresis.  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder you fee! tlie  improvement.  At once the new vitality that-  comes from proper breathing- is felt.  The cure is beg-un.  This is not a cheap remedy, hut  an inexpensive cure. Remedies ar$*  but remedies. If a CURE.is what  you desire, it is waiting for you.  You just drop the tube into tho-  Powder, blow it into the nostrils,  and begin to get well at ONCE.  W. Ernest Lewis, of West Fkmiboro,  Quebec, states :������ "I have been troubled *nl��  Catarrh for several years, lt impaired the hearing of my right ear. I- used Dr. Agnwr*  Catarrhal Powder and in a week found ��  marked improvement. I-took three bottles and  could hear as well as ever."  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  Feeds tho nerves and the blood. It is LIFE !���  medicinal form. It transforms the weak ��M  sickly Into the well and healthy. It tones ttMM  vital organs.   It'�� the euro for you. ' 9  m  il  I   ft  h  MlrJ  hi  m  _L iu.  yy.  By G. H. BENEDICT.  i  ^4 Thrilling Story of Love and Adventure.  \ H'  { fflit'fear of war between America, ant*  ghe Mother Country has not troubled  "me much. In ease lt breaks out, I fean  I shall he but a recreant son'of Colum-1  Ma. Could I he assured of the certaintj*  ���C hostilities, I would start at once fot|  borne, ready to sacrifice my ambition  pn the alUw of my country's service.]  But It iniiii to me that the probability  k>f natters oomlng to such a crisis is  (too remots to oall for any preparation  tor lt I am dad to know that you  consider a war very doubtful. It would  , fee very unfoi Lunate for me to be cut  toff from all communication wltii myj  (native land and home. I can only ear*  lastly bop* that the cloud will pas*  away; *nd X am Inclined to think wU%  hni that It has so lane appeared threttt-  ���nln*l without breaking Into n btorm, ,  that the chances are that it will pass  ���juletly over. <  At a later date, I may write you  taore fully concerning personal matters,  Und my welfare and progress. At preset, it is enough to say that I am fully  Uatlstted as to the propriety of the step  "S have ��� token, and deeply' grateful to  b*ou for your needed assistance ln the  tnattev. I am already making progress, ,  ��� trust, and allow no moment to go en-  Elrely'to waste.  LOTlth Kreat respect, yours most sln-  erely, . CLAUDE ROLFF.  I This letter gave Mr. Saybrook the,  livllest satisfaction. Tet, with his  ���usual caution, he considered it from  -Isvery point of view. But he could find  In it nothing to awake suspicion. In  tact, lt seemed to him that Claude had  unwittingly played Into his hand in  -a manner that he had had no reason to  expect He was quick to see several  points ln the letter ,that might rrove  of the highest advantage In the furtherance of his plans. The order removing  ��14 Carl from Rolff House was partic-  -Ularly pleasing to him. It opened tho r-  Itvay for his plans ln a most acceptable  ���manner., He was chafing and fretting  -Under the enforced delay in his schemes, v  but here was a chance offered him for '  an important step, and he determined  ib take advantage of it. ~     ���> ,  , v. i    ' ���    '-   *-*_,���-   -j  -,*' CHAPTER JXJXL   ~" -\ '  From his correspondence with'Claude,  sVnthony Saybrook was enabled to draw  two conclusions: first, that the young  Knan's confidence in him'remained un-  "The result so far shows that I,have  /not made a, single miscalculation I  think I have seen my way pi etty clear,  and, by my knowledge of the younts  man's'character and puipos.es, I have  teen enabled so far fairly to discount  the future. I suppose I should be satisfied. I know I ought to feel confluence in myself.' But I am terribly  lervous and anxious. Evuiy day's de-  ay grinds me. Oh, for a chance for my)  told stroke! Ah, Ralph, if I could only  lontrol political events for a week1 But,  pshaw! itiwon't do to be visionary. I  .have every reason to congiatulate myself on securing tho removal of that  old dog of a Carl Crum. Ha, ha, how,  nicely my bait took! Mind you, 1-taipnv  I did not show any open enmity or dislike, or make any demand for punishment for his tieatment of me. I simply  related the circumstances in', such ' a  manner as to suggest that, although I  had been curtly received, X was lather  amused than annoyed at it, and only  grieved ln any way that 1 should have  failed of hospitality undei the roof of  such a dear friend. You see how well  lt worked. Ah, Ralph, ' delicacy and  keenness are the tiue weapons of a  'diplomatist. If I had bungiingly,shown  my hand, and demanded satisfaction  'for being insulted, I should probably,  have" failed in my purpose.' But by,  suggesting the tiuth ^wlth a cheeifui,  face and artless manner I-have gained'  my point ,wlthout in the leaBt seeming  to deserve it You see It���eh, Ralph?"  | "Yes, yes," answered the young man;  "It was a very neat stroke. But who  are you to put ln old Crum's place?"  , "There is a point that puzzles me,"  replied the elder, ' con ugating his  brows., "It Is hard to pick out just  such a man as I want It will be necessary to select somebody we can trust  to a considerable extent, and yet he  must not be too shaip tor usb I have  thought over every person at all available, and I don't know but that, on the  whole, Leb. Sackett is our man He is  shrewd and serviceable, if we can only  trust him far enough . But, *���- really,  ithere Is nobody else who will do at all.  ,* rather think we must take him.    I  fancy T e4n manage him well enough,  KVhat do you think, Ralph?"  "Why, I think he is Just the man, If  fwe can only make him available. ;But  il have some doubts on that score I  'have'heard him talking several times  Shaken; - land, - second,   that   undergo,  probable  circumstances was'he, likely   on the subject of the stories they tell  to contemplate a ^peedy 'return'to his tabout Rolff House,  and it struck ma  toatlve land,  This result  of his T diplomatic letter  ���Iras very gratifying to him, and clear-  ���*d the way for the progress of his plans  In a manner that was highly encouraging.    As usual with him, he flattered  -fcimself that it was all due to his own  -Shrewd management, and his confidence  -to his ability to consummate his elabo*  '   -*a$* plots was greatly increased.  i   He foresaw that Claude, in any event,  ' <���{���! view of his resolution to remain in  JSwrepa, would soon require the laislnff  ���(of new funds, and whether events bo  favored him or not as to lead to the  adoption   of   his   bold   and   dangerous  ,    .came to come into possession of Rolff  IHouse, he had no doubt that he could  -so entanglo and manage the* young man  as  to  assure  ultimate  suooess  to  his  , {schemes even though no war bioke out  - (to raise a barrier between him and his  -vlotim and leave htm free to carry out  - pvHa* he considered his "bold stroke."  Ralph, as usual, had the full confl-  * aence of his father in all his plans    A'  ^jperfeot understanding existed between  She two.   The law of hereditary quall-  - ftle* was BtriKlngly illustrated ln the essential likeness between the characters  tof this precious pair.    Ralph was less  mature and experienced ln mere craft,  -. Emi  in  cooL    calculating,    mercenary  spirit ho was not a whit behind his  Ether. Ia fact, while the paient refined a certain affectation of vii tuous  otlves even in the presenoe of thosa  - St was not necessary to  deceive,  and  fffMlc discussing plans of the most un-  i/mitigated villainy-���a habit quite com-  gnon with those who have pursued a  progressive course in dishonesty from  an original standpoint of hesitancy-.  (With Ralph there was no such preten-  -aion of respect for virtue where its uso  Wi&b not required. He had been so early  Initiated into the arts of trickery and  Uishonesty that the habit of equivocating with his conscience had never been  formed. The only difference between  the two men was that Ralph was the  honester and more direct rogue of tho  *awQ.  I They understood each other perfectly.  "Bhe elder Saybrook greatly admired  (Ralph's nonchalance and directness in  any equivocal work, while the latter  (did not fall to return a full measuio  Of admiration of his father's craftiness  ���and skill. Each worshipped with ardent  seal a certain deformed idol of Respectability, whose chief supports were  [svealth and position, and each' was  equally Inured to the Idea that a certain amount of moral crookedness was  necessary and laudable ln .the puisult  >tOf wealth and power.  ' Ralph had been away on some business duties ln a neighboring village at  She time of the arrival of Claude's let-  *te*r; but, on his return, his father lost  mo time in communicating to him Its  ferolcome contents  !   They sat down to discuss the letter  9n the little law oflloe.  I   "Everything   continues  to  work  favorably," remarked the elder Saybrook.  [that he was rather inclined to bo superstitious aiid give credence to the  .wildest tales of the popular fancy. In  that case, it might be hard to induce^  -him to enter a house that is reported  to be haunted. (  "Oh, leave that to me," interposed  the elder Saybrook. "I fancy Sackett  takes a sort of pleasure in encouraging  the superstitious notions of people, but  he is a world too shrewd to take much  capital in tho common run of spooks.  At least, we can' soon judge as to that  Nobody has been hurt yet by spirits at  Rolff House, and I don't think Sackett  iwlll decline a liberal compensation to  do as we want him1"to "  "You are -'the best Judge," replied  Ralph.  "I shall endeavor to see him within  a day or two," pursued the father, "and  I shall sound him carefully before committing myself to any agreement with  him." .  With this understanding, the conversation on the subject closed.  True to his word, Anthony Saybrook  promptly sent for Leb. Sackett, and the  next day that cerulean individual put  in an  appearance at the law office.  A few words sufficed to Introduce the  subject of the vacancy to occur in Rolff  House.  "It is not necessary to state the reasons why old Carl Is to be superseded,"  pursued the lawyer. "But, as trustee  of the estate, lt is necessary for me to  secure a reliable man to take his place.  I have sent for you, Mr. Sackett, believing you would be a good person to oon-  sult in regard to the matter. Do you  know of anyody who would be likely to  meet my idea" of a thoroughly reliable  manf"  Leb. Sackett half-closed his cold, lustreless eyes, and his vacant countenance  became a shade more blank and mean-  Jngleas^-a faot which probably indicated that he was conoentratlng his mind  to a reflective state. After a moment,  he said;  " 'Taint everyody who would want  to live ln Rolff House."  i "And why not?" queried the lawyer.  ' "*Why' enough," replied Mr. Sackett "The place is a regular old ghost  trap. Some say the Old Boy himself  makes it his headquarters at eertain  times. Whether all the stories they tell  about it are true or not, most people  believe them, and there Isn't one man in  a dosen you could get to go near the  Old house, much less to live in lt."  "But do you believe these stories,  BIT. Sackett?"  "Well, I've heard 'em on good authority, and perhaps I've seen some  things myself. All I can say is, where  there Is so much smoke there is pretty  sure to be some fire."  "Btrt if the common run of people aro  so superstitious, Mr. Sackett, as to be  afxaid of ghosts in Rolff House, surely'  .a man of your strong mind and keen  cense is not."  "If yon mean to offer me the place,"/  intornwiea iJttr^Saokott, "1*11 say ttiat I  ain't to be seared by ghosts ��r Jiobgob-  lins of any kind I never knew 'em to  hurt anybody. 'If theie are* ghoets In.  Rolff House, I won't disturb, them and  I don't think they will disturb me. Besides, I know a thins oi two^about such  matters. I've studied demonology for  some years,,'and >ve have ^ojuft secret3  ln our family ,that everybody don't  know. Ghosts ain't, veiy pleasant  neighbors, pei haps, but I'd ratkei havo  them than most men "  "Well said," replied the lawyer, with  a pleasant smile "And to come right  down to- business. Mr. Sackett, I believe  you would perhaps be Just the man I  want; and-'your knowledge of ghost  matters might be of some use to me "  With the 'Ice thus broken, the two  talkers soon arrived at a satisfactory-  agreement, by which it was arranged  that Leb. Sackett wa�� to take the place  of old Carl Crum in Rolff House.  / CHAPTER XIV.  As the weeks slipped, by, and It became evident to Rosa Bruyn that her  lover had either neglected to write ten  her, or that some obstacle had Intervened to prevent hei from recelving^hlr*  letters, her anxiety and distress became  very plainly visible to her watchful  mother. Yet the good matron felt debarred from saying anything to her on  the subject. If moie letteis had arrived, she was not awaie of,the fact, for  'farmer Bruyn had maintained an imperturbable silence since his first hasty;  action in destroying .Claude's letter.  Like,most men of stiong, wilful'natures, he rarely changed'hl3 mind when  once he had 'deliberately formed a purpose; and being fully lesolved to bieate  lip the relations of his daughter with,  Claude it probably did not occur to  him to give himself any fuither thought  about the matter except to vigorously  execute his flrst-foimed'purposes  Meantime,!Rosa became instinctively*-  aware of some Influence on the part of  her parents as the cause of Claude's silence. Her faith ln him was too strong  and trusting to cause her to credltj for  an instant the idea that he would deliberately desert her It is true, she had  had a premonition that ills absence in  Europe 'might* lead to the cooling of  his affection towaid her; but she had  considered it possible only as the result of long absence and the slow and  almost impel ceptible growth*, of Indifference as,he formed new associations  and ties in a strange land. She could  not doubt that he had fulfilled his  promise of writing to hei. Why had  She not received his letter' There was  no marked, change in the conduct" of  her parents towards her; yet a slight  (increase of 'maternal tenderness and  watchfulness, and a studied avoidance  of all topics relating to Rolff House o\\  its lyoung heir in her presence, were  piophetic to her mind of the real cause  of the difficulty. She knew that her  father had never really ,liked Claude,  although his objections had never been  clearly stated, and while fhe could not  suspect him of any such action as> deliberately and secietiy destioymg his  lettei s, she yet felt a painful conviction  'that he had taken some means to for-  |bid or prevent Claude fiom communir  eating ^ith  her >'  | Girl as she was, and of a tender and  almost timid natuie, Rosa possessed an  .unusually cleai and sago-cious mind,  land she was not long in concluding that  'her father would not have taken any  /sudden and decided stand against  'Claude's relations to her without some  .definite reason for lt All her natuie  Lwas absorbed in the consideration of,  t��*�� lo her all-Important question that  toy at her heart, and no event or incident was so light but that she considered its relation and bearing to the secret  she was seeking to solve. Her father's  frequent visits to lawyer Saybrook's,  and the reports that reached her ears  ln regard to that individual's operations in managing Claude's affairs, did  not escape her attention,, and, with an  intuitive preception of the 'truth, she  ,was led to believe that some sehefiSe-  of the plotting lawyer was at the bottom of her whole heart tiouble.  Bhe was not only conflimed in her  suspicions, but a'new cause of anxiety  was caused her by the gibwing atten-J  tions of Ralph Saybrook toward her.  He had managed to meet her several  times, manifesting a marked politeness and attention whose impoit could  not be mistaken, and on two or three  oooasloBS be had returned home with  her father from the village ln the even-  ijng, and' passed a couple of hours Id  ftxft&I et>mr*cm. Suoh attentions as  tQen* ooiMd not he misinterpreted, and  Rosa's anxiety was increased by tho'  evidence she perceived that not only  was there a plot to rob her of her old  lover but also to give her a new one.  Her nature was not an aggressive or  complaining one. It was her disposition to suffer and endure rather than  to oppose and protest. Full of apprehension and dread, she yet resolved to  qultely waif events until her fears became more clearly resolved and her  duty more apparent. Meantime, alio  wrote to Claude again, complaining of  his silence, and desiring to know the  reason of it. She little knew that, by  collusion with the postmaster, her own  'etters had been confiscated by her  fathers as well as those of Claude.  The truth was that Anthony Cay-  rook had succeeded in so thoiougl.Iy  working on the prejudices of the old  farmer as to greatly Intensify his antipathy to Claude. Knowing hi3 utter  ignorance of art and Inability to appreciate Claude's ambition, he frequently read him passages fiom Claude's  letters that were in the somewhat  strained and affected style of the literature of the time. The glowing descriptions of art galleries, palaces and  temples, the comments on the glitter  ai^fl lnxury of "Venltlan lite, and the  llvWy acoounts of carnivals and fostl-  Cttifoi all teriactl to con-Vfaofi th4 unsophisticated farmer that Clp��Oe w��n  leading a life of wildest, dlss-rjlwtion and  extravagance. .A ml as the shrew* lawyer was not above adding a word or  even a phrase here and there to gtve  an equivocal meaning, to sornft J|��o-  cent Or indiscreet phrase, the vMnoua  Indignation of the stoi n i and wroivc-1  headed old man'was wrought up to the  highest point He consldcied that  henceforth ho would be fully justi.'lid,  ln resoitlng 'to any and every means  to stop communication of his daughter  with Claude, and to that end paid a  visit to Mi. Eonk,(tho postmaster, and  secured oo-operatlon in suppressing any  ' f ui ther coi i o-spondence between fche  young; couple    It was a day when de-  '' spotlc powers of parental control were  recognised, while the postal laws a��d  regulations were new and crude, so  that no one- in the community would  have perceived anything irregular ih a  parent confiscating the letters between  a daughter and an objectionable suitor.  , The reports soon spread1-around" the  neighborhood that Claude ���was leading  a most disreputable life ln Europu, and  the Saybrooks, father and son, by many  cunning devices, in many ways added  to the popular gossip. _*_*-_  CHAPTER XV.  Obedient to his Instructions, old Carl  Crum had taken his departure fiom tho  venerable roof that had sheltered his  bead eo Ions, and for which he felt an  almost romantic attachment, and domiciled himself ln a tenant house on thr)  Rolff plae�� near the ferry that had for  'so many years been the scene of his  labora What the ' old f eltow thought  on the subject of his disgrace from tha  confidence he had enjoyed in Rolff  House for so many years, nobody had  an opportunity'to know precisely, for(  the maintained a dignified silence, and  went about his duties with his usual  tactlturn Industry.  But if old Carl viewed his displacement ,by the vagabond Leb Sackett  with ssemlngr Indifference, his faithful  companion ln the- -service of i> Rolff  Homo, old Margaret, did not. The advent of, Mr. Sackett, which took *��� place  the very day of Carl's departure,  .aroused the spirit of the worthy dame  .In quite an unlooked-for manner, and  led to a volubility of indignant expression of her feelings' rather -surpiisirig  to that individuaL     ��� ,   **  ,,Leb. affected to*treat it all with easy'  Indifference, however, and at once made  ^imself at home in his new position.  / "It Is quite needless for you to rail at  me, fair and amiable Margaret," he le-  plled, to one of the old woman's outbursts; "the powers that be have put  me here, and here I mean lo stay. You  will like tny company better after you  pet better acquainted with me"���and  bis lips parted in a satirical smile tr-'at  showed his yellow fangs in a not very  agreeable manner.  "Like a wolf," snapped old Margaret.  her faded blue eyes fairly blazlm? her  hatred and indignation. "A pretty htjad  you are for Rolff House, indeed, you  thief and,yagabond, as your father and  mother were befoie you." "What have  (rou'eome here to steal? Oh, I'll/watch  you���I'll watch you "  , !And watch him she did. Leb soon  found that it would have been impossible to have put a more vigilant rnd  unrelenting detective on his actions  than this faithful old domestic She  would steal around the house after him  In the most tireless and noiseless ^\ay,  and the constant fear of1 being under  her obseivation rather interrupted the  pleasure he had promised himself in  exploring the nooks and crannies of the  strange old mansion. Whenever he betook himself to a new field of investigation,' he was pretty sure soon to be  greeted with the picture of old Margaret's grey head and wrinkled features  fiamed In the shadow of a doorway or  window, with ail-observing eyes fixed  fearlessly and suspiciously upon hlgi.  But Leb. was not the kind of a man  to be easily discouraged. He resolved  mentally "to ��� fix the old lady," and,  pending his reflections on the matter,  he took occasion to report her attitude  to his employer.  "It wouldn't be a bad idea to get rid  of her in some way," sjgtfested tho  amiable Mr. Saybrook.  "I might drop her In the old well, or  lock her up in one of the old cellars an'd  leave her.there," re?��ouded Mr. Sackett "Nobody -would ever take the  tiouble to inquire about her, I reckon."  i  "No, no; that wouldn't do," answeiecj  tha lawyer. "You must think of some  other plan. I don't want her hurt It  ulfffat make trouble"  "Well," continued Leb., "I'll try and  Bx it ih some way. I feel a big interest  to having her out of the way, but I  hove a good deal bigger interest in  keeping myself out of trouble. So I  ain't likely to do anything very wicked.  Kang her, though, I'd enjoy the little  {|ob of wringing her weazened old reck.  But I suppose I will have to put up  S-rlth her awhile yet.   I'll see what can  ��� done."  No further reference was made to  the subject, and two or three necks  slipped by without any change of affairs in Rolff House. Old Margaret, in  the meantime, did not become a 1 It  toconclled to the piesonce of Leb Sackett, and that woi thy found her wa.t-.n-  fulness and vIgoioii3 enmity to bo .t.iy-  thlns: but agreeable to him In his m.w  position  But gradually rumors began to bo  whimpered about of strange occuirencc.i  nt Rolff House. T��lghtu had been seen  moving about the house by those i.it-.ss-  li.S at night. Home one had seen bpa l:s  snd flames proceeding from the sreat  south chimney at midnight, and it was  swrmlsed that the Evil One had 1-ten  on one of his periodical visits to'the old  house.  Leb. Sackett was of course Inter Oj  gated at these occuriences; but ho denied any knowledge as to tlieir cause,  although he admitted that theie weie  "queer things" going on in the hou.o.  "I'll tell you what," he said to a group  of easrer listeners in Honk's Tavern one  evening, "that old house Is ghost-ridden, and there's ne getting around lt  Of all queer noises goln' on around  alffhto I never heard the like. RaU?  Wo, it ain't rats, I tell you Rats don t  epen and bang doois, raise and lot  down windows, flash lights about the  houao, and utter the most awful ��. roans  ^nd sllrieks.   Rats don't carry the fur-  61 heel all in a heap, as I was' the-othwrf  (night"  There's old Margaret���It's Just <f  the  queeiest thing  how  those  ghosts-  persecute her.    She'3 regularly scared,  and says lt all a* judgment-'because I  was put in the house.    Well,  it's rny  opinion  that  this, ain't   the  first  time     j  the  devil has  been,   to  pay    ln Rolff _ '  House, though theie's"never been any- ~t4  'body  there  before  to  own  up' to  the *  facts of the case.   The spook3 have been*,  having a lest, I suppose, since the old   Lr  lady's death, and now they are iiyin"   '  to- make up for lost time.*" *���  "Ain't you afiraidl  Leb?" asked" one--  ���f the listeners, whose own teeth fairly    r  shattered at the* ghostly details he had'  heard. * , - *  , "Afraid?   Yes, B am kind o' afraid;" v i  replied Leb, ln a matter-of-fact ws^y;  "but you see I have always had a sort  of liking for ghosts,  and then I ain't',   '  paid for running away from, the house.  The ghosts havn't hurt rrie^ and I dbn't- '  think they will.    But, I tell you, boys,  *���,-  I keep mighty clear of that old collar.  They say there is something worse thaiv,_  ghosts down'there sometimes.    I don't'  want  to  say  much;  I  can   stand the n  ,ghosts;  but I  don't feel  exactly  saf�� )  about that cellar."* " '  Leb. was now the hero of the houn.} ���  Every day added to the burden of hl��     ,  ghostly  tales,   of  the  doings  at  Rolff  House.   There were very fe-.v in the lit-   r.  tie village who were not superstitious  enough to put ai least some faith in  these stories, while the great majority  ^'  received    them  with    eager  credence.  Some whose  curiosity  overcome, their- "  fear would watoh ln the vicinity of tha-    ,  house at nights, and never failed to en-    r  tertain   their  eionies   on  their  return  with  thrilling accounts  of  what, thes)'_  had witnessed. ��� ^   ' ,   '    $��� *���  Nwylp'i  ��� y&i.'t'  ���. I'll'  V'  v -1       ft ���TaBE'1  t fry.  . ,*��� y  ���y-z  cl^I  '-*>!  t     ������ (To be Continued.)    > ',  WD LOI AuOJb:i;  - BUT STILL CURED ;,,��  '  '     t   ������     ���������.'- I ���- ''-^  S.   Kernohan's Incurable Dis-/  ease Cured by Dodd's Kidney,"'.'^'  PUls. ' ' ^'"'^  Five Doctors Agreed there was no    -A  Hope for Home, but He has been  Strong and Wei I for Years.  '.'-    ,b  Gelert, Ont.,' Aug. 10.���(Special).���.- ^  The wonderful cuies by���. Dodd's Kid- y -'  ney Pills published almost daily, r->- ^V**  call the'case of 'Samuel Kernohan, ;of y^cfK  this place. It is years now since he '" *  was cure'd, but as he is still cured xt'^ ;_'/-  is well woith recalling the facts, and y* Z'  Mr. Kernohan delights to relate them. .\ "��'i  "Some time in December, ,1893;" hey1*?* /-,  says, "I was taken\sick and laid up.", / ^  for fourteen months.- Duiing my con--- . ..  fmement to my house and to my' bed,'     . ^  I was attended at' various times 'by \', V, \  five docltors. Three oft them decided/ ^J  'that my disease was incurable, Floaty  ing Kidney, and two of them that it  was Soinal Disease. All agreed or  one thing���that my case ,was incurable, i ,   '  "When my money was all, gone, as  a matter of necessity and as my last  hope I tried Dodd's Kidney Pills. I -. -s-i  had only taken three boxes when I  was able to walk about. I took^ in  all, eighteen boxes,   when-1 was en-.,  tirely cured and quite able to work.  '  "Dodd's  Kidney Pills are the best  friend I ever found." , >t��  ... lA  V*l  Mi  m  'V  The corner-stone of the new Campanile will be laid April 22, 1903, and the  'Venetian    authorities    are    projecting  much  ceremony for the occasion.    At '  present the courtyard of tlie'Doge's palace ia entirely occupied by fragments of  statues and bas-reliefs saved from tho ^  rums.   Some of them will be employed i  in rebuilding tlie Campanile, while tho  others aTe destined for a museum.   Tho   '  subscriptions from all sources so far ag.  gregato $293,000.    The restoration will   *  cost $500,000.  The now civilization of the plains is  pictured by a icccnt incident ten miles  from a Kansas town. A farmer, riding  under an awning on a sulky plow, met,  ot the end of his furrow, the riual mail  wagon. Tho driver tossed the farmer a  bundle of mail, and as the team took up  its steady course back across the half  nulo field, the farmer unfolded the daily  paper, printed that morning two hundred miles away, and read the happenings in Chma and the news of the political campaign.  ,,-Al> energetic statistician contributes  the following table showing what President Eooaevclt has done since his vacation commenced at Oyslei Bay on Julv  5: Miles walked, 125; miles ndden, 200";  miles rowed, 35 j hours given to sleep,  3U3; hours devoted to official business,  89; hours devoted to semi-official bur1-  ntss, 40; number of callers, 095; times  he has shaken hands, 770; entcitain-  menta, 5; special dinners, 20; special  luncheons, 12; speeches, C; treos cut  down, 8; cords ot wood cut, 4; shooting  at target, 8; sets of tennis played, 30;  sets beaten, 14; days at Sagamore Hill,  45; wrestling matcl'ps with childien, 8;  times beaten, 1; and cigars smoked, 47.  i  a  -il  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all haid, soft or calloused  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, sore  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  ?50 by the use of one bottle.     War  ranted the   most wonderful   Blemish  feltui-B about from oiie room to another   cure ever known.  Staying the nlgrht, aad pull a fellow out 1  J  b I  ....   . >.,.*.>.  .......A. <H**i^^. . ,M  I      ,    '  , I I* '  '*/ "'  0��  f)i-  < i    ,  ,ATUN,    tf.   CI,'. SATURDAY.    OCTOBER 3,   '&>2-  'The Atlin 'Claim.  1'iibllt.lietl every Suttirduy morning liv  v      T'.ib Aims Claim'Publishing Co.  A.C. lIIll8CIIll*EI.I),BniXOU,    PlIOl'HIETOK.  Offluo oT pulillcutioii I'enrl Sr., Atlin,'lJ. C.  Arlvoi tiaiiift Elites : $1.00 per inch, ouch  Intel tion. iteudiu-x notices, 25 rents u lino.  Specinl Contract'Elites on iippllcutioti.  Tho subscription price is $"> u >eur pu>-  ciblo in nrlvuucu. No p ipi-r w 111 bo delivered  unless this, condition ii couiplu-il with.  Saturday, Oct. 3RD,' 1903.  'We do not consider au'apology  necessary for the delay iii publication this week as The Claim was  purposely held over in order that  0111 leaders might have the fiist in-  formation as .to the result-of the  Provincial Election.  ., .-. *���-   ''    -  advantages which the country'must  derive'from such-careful and unprejudiced reports to a foreign Government, however, Canadians cannot but regret that our own people  are-without some such simple and  effective means of obtaining official  information regarding the -value of  the various new districts in the  dominion. Did we possess some  such channel ofv information niany  of the richest and best  mineral  de-  I , *   r  posits which are now 111 the possession of Americans might be owned  and operated by Canadians���deposits like the great nickle mines' at  Sudbury and the copper properties  of'Lake Superior." It is humilat-  ing to think that the cream'of so  much of our.mineral output should  enrich enterprising Americans iu  stead of Canadians."       "*     * '  .    Atlin, .Nugget  and. Grape  Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on, the Premises.'  gyaS& ", 1 Why send ou't when "you can get goods as cheap here?  Watches From $5 up.   Fine Lino of Souvenir Spoons* ��� ">  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.  o   .  ���a*^*c-*a*D-��0*a4'O*��0*a��>o--��o�� ���o*a**o*o*��*a*a*a-��o*��c>-*>ao-��o* -^  iTHE \ KOOTENAI 'HOT EU  a ,       '   '   ' ��� ' ��� ,  ,-  ��� '  ��� ; - ; =    *  2 George E. Hayes, Proprietor    -> ^ <  Q '   Cor. First and Tr/un'or Streets.   "���  <3   ' This First Clnsi Hotel luis been rmioileloil und refui-iilnliod tlii'OUKliout  X       , nuil oilers the best ucconiinoiliitioii to Trniiiilont or Purniniitnit  ^     . ' Guests.���Aiiinricun und Kuropouu plun.  2 Finest Wines, litsuors and Cigars.  �� ,,    Billiards   and   Pbo 1. '  o#o-��o*o*o-��o*��o*��o-��o*o*��o-��cea*o*-��0'��'C'-��o-*o*d*��a*��o*��o*o*o*��oo*��o-��  The resignation of Mi. Joseph  Chambeilaiu, Secretary for the  , Colonies;'Mr.'C. T. Ritchie, Chancellor of the .Exchequer, and , Lord  George Hamilton, Secretary for  India precipitates a bitter'party,  v struggle. * '  ' - The official announcement of the  resignations caused the greatest  sensatioH and- more resignations  aretanticipated; consternation and  excitement prevails and other topics  are entiiely-excluded.  By his resignation, fMr. Joseph  Chamberlain plainly indicates his  desire'and intention to fight the  Tariff battle from the outside.  It would not be a surprise'Uf a  dissolution "-now occur, in which  event the electorate of the United  Kingdom will have a chance to endorse or not ihe question of preferential trade as advanced by Mr,  Chamberlain.  McKEE CREEK  Capt.'' Robson's Report on the  ��� i  Atlin Mining Co.'s."Property.  THE   GOLD    HOUSE,  D-SOOVERY.   B. C.^ ' '  A STRICTLY FIRST, CLASS.HOTEL:  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS'*. CIGARS-       "   ,.,  1   ,. -  ,'Mixed Drinks a Specialty-    '    y .'    ,  DINING  ROOM  SUPPLIED   WITH  THE  BEST  THE .MARKET   AFFORDS.  ', ���  Vegetables'Daily. From our own Garden. ���   y  Breakfast, 6 to 9, Lunch,   12 to 2, Dinner,,6 to 8.  THE-  The Vancouver Province in a  leading article comments on Col.  Dudley's report iu the following  terms:  "As a lesulfc of his recent visit  to Atlin and the contiguous district,  Col. Dudley, United States Consul  at this city, has made a report to  the Government at Washington on  the mining outlook iii that region,  in hiss report he states that the district is very rich in gold and that  large hydraulic plants are being established, sorneof which are already  producing gold in considerable  quantities. His representation of  , of the country is highly favorable,  and he draws attention to the fact  " that "there are'new mines being  discovered in the vicinity of Atliu  constantly, and I believe that this  will eventually become one of the  largest mining districts on this  coast, but, as I have previously  said, it will require large capital  for its development."  The existence of large deposits of  manganese in Atlin is referred to,  and Col. Dudley expiesses the  opinion that "some of our manuf-  acturersof steel in theUnited States,,  would do well to investigate them  as he is convinced that in time they  will be very valuable.  Opinions such as these, expressed  by nieti of .the standing and ability  of Col. Dudley, cannot fail to be of  great benefit "to this province, as  they attract toward our latent resources the confident attention of  capital.    While acknowledging the  "Besides making an inspection of  the property and selecting a' suitable location for the extensive development work which this company intends to inaugurate., next  season, the special purpose of Capt.  Robson's-journey was to" endeavor  to solve the question of.- the'-'econo-  mical disposal-of the vast  quantity  of large- boulders  that* have been  x     / '.  met with in the hydraulic operations  of lhe company. The disposal of  the boulders is'always more or less  of a serious matter-in hydraulic  operations, but on McKee Creek  the boulders which were disintegrated by the monitors were of  monstrous proportions. During  the past season dynamite has-been  used freely on them to breakup the  largest, but this ,was'a.rather expensive proceeding. Capt. Robson  was accordingly sent out by the  English directors of the company.  Iu an interview  with a Province  representative,   Capt.  Robson said  that the question wasa difficult one,  but a partial remedy would be afforded by the use of large derricks.  This was what he would recommend  to the company, but he thought  that blasting would still have to'be  resorted to in the case of the larger  boulders.  "The company  has  had  a very  successful season," said Capt. Robson^ "and the total of* the season's  operations  "will   amount    to   over  $150,000.    As the company is only  capitalized at $225,000,   I  consider  this very satisfactory  for  the first  season.    A very complete  plant is  installed,   with two   flumes , and  monitors so arranged that the plant  can be run almost the full twenty-  four hours.    For next summer it is  the intention to instal another monitor  and    make   several  additions  to the plant.' I    selected  a  very  promising new gravel pit on  which  hydraulic operations will be commenced next spring.    The shortage  of water, which has been experienced  all through the North, considerably  hampered the company this season  in their operations.",  Vancouver Province. J  WHITE    PASS  ���,&���    YUKON  ;���   RC)UTE.     ;    *      ;   v.  "Passenger and Expiess Service, Daily (except Sunday'), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. .Bennett, ^Caribou,. White'Horse and Intermediate  points, making'close connections with our-own'steameis at White Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, and at Caribou.for Atlin every Tuesday  and Friday;1 Returning, leave Atlin ever.y Monday and"Thursday..   \  " Telegraph Sei vice to Skagway"    Express-matter will  be received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada'and the .United States..* - *  For'information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  Rates apply to any*A'gent of the Company or,to   ."  -..-*'  ' ���.:       -Traffic Department, SKAGWAY.,  J.  H.   RICHMIDSON,  ATLIN' 4.  DISCOVERY.'-  ������>�����  . . ���, ,l'  Full Line of Clothing Jus* From the East  THE   LATEST   STYLES!.  1 ,    Complete Stock of Dry Goods  THE    LATEST   IN \ HATS,     BOOTS    AMD     SHOES*  g&E~\    "    GOLD   SEAL   GUM - BOOTS  Our Goods are the Best and Our-Prices the Lowest.*  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID 'UP "$8,700,000.,  '   . RESERVE,' $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at ..Seattle,  San Francisco,    -      ���   ���  Portland,  Skagway, etc  Exchange sold on all Points.  Gold Dust.Purchased-  -Assay Office in Connection.' -  ,"',   .      D. ROSS, Manager.  *  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  ��o�� '��� ���  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT J,N   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  Hydraulic   Mining  @: Machinery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,   ,WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  -   HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE.  Estimates furnished on application        ���"'.,  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  .Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin. B. C  ���JS)  -I  v*.*IiK!*1.|' '  i^-wNSS 1  ly  I  I  ,'<,  7-X-3T'  <;     r  '' '   ' j iw  '" '  -=vVi-        i  1  P<  -r^.���-. -l*-*"��-^Trt[I*ii  1*   '  ,' 1%'  i '  AT-LIN, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3.   ��9o3  ri^.  N.   C-'WHEELING   &   CO. . &        .'   "A.   S.    CROSS   & -/CO.,-   ^  ' ���    , '    - ' ���    >/ - * - > -     > ,     ' '���  Have, amalgamated their, businesses-and 'have formed a Joint Stock Company, which', iu future, will be known as' "  '" [E.; -ATtilN "' TKADlNG' COMPANY, '"LIMITED.' ,  The New Firm will conduct all business iu the   premises   formerly, occupied ,by   N.   C.   Wheeling   &   Co, and  will.cair*,   lhe  largest and   best   selected   Stock of  Groceries,   Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Etc., Etc., tver carried in Atlin     ���     " i     u -      ,��'"*���  " '        , ' ,   -       *- (    / -  '' A.   S.   CROSS,   President'  and   Treasurer ���   ���<   -  ,   ,    ��� ' ��� ' N.   C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  A gener.il strike is'imminent on  the Gieat Northern milway.'  Attorney Geneial(1 Finlay j has  concluded his argument, for Canada,  on the Boundary question. The  long speech made a great hit and  he is congratulated by both sides.  The1 appointment of< Mr. A.. S.  Goodeve to*the vacant portfolio in  the provincial cabinet is one thaHs  eminently satisfactory to the Conservative party and to the \jeople as  a whold in general.       '_  .  King Peter,-of Servia, is ' still  alive:  The.  reports of   his  have been  down to a Bourse canard.      * i'  ���- -  Nine thousand dollars, belonging  to the Wellington Colliery Company;  was stolen out of a sack containing  thirty four thousand dollars  whilst  in taansit on Mr. Dunsmuir's.-own  steamer "The City of Nanaimo."  Gold has been 4 discovered on  Gribble Island, about 400 miles  from Vancouver. Assays vary  from $4 tov$t20 a ton.    __   <)     b3'  asstnation  contradicted,   and put  Capt.   Rudlin,     master    of   the  11 , . *���  Canadian Pacifir steamship Princess  1      * i  Victoiia, dropped dead on the cor-  of Granville and Hastings at it. 25  a-..pi.<.oii- the. 23rd. ult. It is believed that he Avas stricken' with  heait desease. �� ,    -- ���  Mr. Gillespie, Chairman of the  London' Chamber of ' Commerce,  says that Mr. Joseph Chamberlain  iWill visit Canada next year.  WORKUP TO DATE.  E. S.Wilkinson, P.L.S. ' ' ,"--   '        '<-    Wm. Brown, C.E.  WILKINSON^ &   BROWN     .  ' Provincial Land .Surveyors   &   Civil  Engineers*  Hydraulic   Mino  Engineering   a   Specialty Olhco, Pearl'St., near Third St,, Ati.iv,  li.C  DRINK THE BEST  ��� <v,  "NABOB    TEA*"  i  Mi  fa  AH  John Pugh, the Vancouver Taxidermist is at" Cariboo Crossing  after Northern animals. _ Anyone  wishing any ' heada , mounted  or furs ' dressed "can forward to Cariboo where Mr. Pugh  will take care of them.  NOTICES.  NOTICE is herebj given 'that sixty dujs  from the rlute hoieof, I intend making  application to tho Honouible the Chief  Commissioner^! Lauds and Works for pei-  mission^to purchuse sixty acies of land  for agricultural purposes, in the Atl u  District of Cassiar, situated as follows:  Commencing ut a stake marked B. B's  North-West Corner JPoit situated ou the  East Hank of the ^Atlintoo River, thence in  an Easterly Direction 20 Chains, thenco in a  Southerly Direction 20 Chain-*, thenre  Westerly about 40 Chains, thence along the  East Bunk of the Atlintoo River about  SO Chains to the point of commencement,  containing m nil about 60 acres, more or  less. -.  . ,    H. A. Butler,  C, H. Butler.-  Dated at Taku. B.  C,  19th , August, 1903.  In Lead Packets ol yx-\i> and i-lb each.' - y;,',  v - *        , b For Sale by all-First Class Grocers.  '^y'y{zk  &    v  Kl  KELLY.   DOUGLAS. &' Co.. .Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B.C.  i  ^j  ? ji ^i*  -.-5":  THE QRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED^HOTEL IN THE^NORTH.' EVERYTHING  './^   CONDUCTED IN .FIRST-CLASS^ MANNER.-   '    "  A Court of'Revision and Appeal, under  the provisions of the "Assessment Act" for  the Atlin Lake, Bennett Lake and Chilcat  Diwiions of Cassiar Distiict will be held at  'the Court House, Atlin on Tuesdaj, October  20th (prox.) at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M.  ���. "        * y        J. A.Fraser,'  }   *y y~     "       *���   '    Government Arent  Atlin. Sopt_28 190S. '       -     '  PROCLAMATION.  "RJOT1CE is hereby iriven that Sixty days  uftei dute I intend to apply to tha  Chief Comuilisiouer of Lands and Works  for permission to purclinso tho follow lni-  described tiact ot laud for ntfi-icultmal  purposes: Commeiiciiip- at apostmaiked  David L. Hall's N. Ii. cornor.thence 20 chains  West, thence 80 chains South, thence 20  chains Bast, thence 80 chains North to place  of commencement, containing' in all 160  acres more or less.  Situated two milos oa��t of Atlin Lake und  about 10 miles North of Atliu Townsite on u  small creuk known us Burnt Creek.  David L. Hall.  Dated   at    Atlin,   B   C.   this   24th. day   of  Aiiffust 1903.  NOTICE is hereby p-iven that sixty day  after date I Intond to apply to th* Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permission to purchaso tho following described  trac of land for agricultural purposos:  Commoiiolne* at post planted at the South  Kast oorner of R Grlerson'g preemption  No. 245, situated near Surprise Lake in the  Atliu District, thonoo Enut 20 ohuins to Post  8, thence North 20 chains to Post I, theuae  West 20 chains to Poit 4, thenco Soutn i20  ohalns to place of commencement, containing* In oil about forty acres more or less.  JOHN DUNHAM  Dated at.Surprlst*- Lake, A tic. 28th. 1008.  ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF ATLIN.  TO WIT: a  "Public Notice is hereby eiveu to the  Electors of the District of Atlin that in  obedience to His Majesty's Writ to mo directed, and bearing, date the Fifth day of  September, in the year of our Lord One  Thousand, Nine (Hundred and Three, I re-  quit e the presence of the said Electors at the  the Government'House, Atlin, on the 19th  day of September at 12 o'clock, noon, for  the purpose of electing a person to represent  them in tho Legislature of tho Province.  "The  mode of nomination of candidates  shall bo as follows :���  " The candidates shall be nominated in  writing: the-writing: shall be subscribed  by t\\ o reiriitered voters of the district as  Proposer and Seconder, and by three other  Registered Voters of the said District as assenting to the nomination, and shall be delivered to the Returning Officer at any time  botneen the date of the Proclamation and  One pm. of tho day of Nomination, and, in  the event of a Poll being necessary, such  Poll willbo open on the 3rd day of October  at: <  POLLING PLACES! Government Office, Atlin, B.C. (  Police Station, Discovery.  Sinclair's Mill, Surprise  Lake.  Ronayno's Camp, MoKeo  Creek.  Mining Recorder's Office,  Wells, B.C  Mining Recorder's Office*  Bennett, B.C.  Police Station, Telogrnph  Creek.  Of which every person is hereby required  to take notice and govern himsolf accord-  high. '  " Given under my hand at Atlin, B.C., this  7th day of September, A.D., 190S.  A. S CK03H,  , Returning Offloor  French   Restaurant In   Connection.  David' Hastie,   Proprietor.  , Corner of First and Discover}' 'Streets.  THE'WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  Puciflc   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation Company, '-*   *���       .i  British Columbia Yukon   Railway Company. ���      ��� .,     ,  v f " J British Yukon   Railway ..Company,  7   '    { TIME TABLE,  r  ���  ��� IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,   <     * , Daily except Sunda*,.  *���   ������ -= 1 .     , .  No.  '  *   .   ������-   ��� 7 ^  -      --������-..- bls��  ���- vy - 'J.    >   S/Wl  ��    ^ - .,   - ^ IM  ' ' '--'-  ���  <>- -'. v>18  y -*, -4||  -yy ,' *y'h*\  '-!-���>      -A kl  j    ^ ".. ^i|  N0.8N.   B.  2nd class.  8. 30 p. m.  10.30   ���  11. 40 a.m.  12* 20  No.l   N. B.  1st class.  ��� 9. 30 a. m.  10.B5I'  ���  11. 00 j  11- 45      ���  12.15 )  J.2. 35 i p,  2.10   ���  4.30   ���  LV.  SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  AR.  2.S. Bound  1st class.  4. 30 p. m.      AR  3  05  3.00   ���  2.10   ���  No. 1S. Bound  2nd class.  4.15 a. in.  t. 10 T.  1.00,,      -'  m  1.351  1.15J  p.m  a-m  LV  12.20  10.20    ,  7. 00 .���  p.m.  BENNETT  CARIBOU ���     -     11.50  AR    WHITE HORSE LV 9 SO  Passengers must be at depots in timo to have Baggago inspeoted and checked.    Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaiingtimo of train.  150 pounds of baggage will be checked free with each full fare ticket and 75 pound*  with each half faro ticket. ' 1 ,  :.v;"  J. G.Cornell.  nugget tjotel  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  -   IN     '  CONNECTION.  1  Headquarters for Brook'g atag-o*  Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.  W.  Co.  ree  DISCOVERY, b. c.     -  NEW DINING'ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing   Tho  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  WALLACE GRIME 4,  ' Agents.  Large or Small Samples for warded for Asnay  TRY  Bd. Sahdb, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER  SHOP  G. H. FORD        Prop.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A.. First Street.  Tha hath reomi ar* equally as good as found  in attiei.   Private Entrance for ladles.  ID.  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS & OILS  Atlin &. Discovery.  Tlie Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF  CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000.  A. C. Ilirsolifeld, Agra*.  *���'. 4  '^1  ?!  ' r  I  1  !  k  Vi  ���^ttWCVt^Jl^^prcmKi�� '*��� .<  -. _ ,_  ENTERTAINMENT A La  MODE  THE   MODERN   BATTLESHIP.  'rt  -Saturdaj-to-Honil.iy    House   Paity   Nov.-  L tho  Ci'iin'L 'Lluug.  1 The Saturday-to-Monday house paily  Ss now the coriect thing among out-of-  town hostesses, ancl surely no jollier  lorm of entertainment than this ha->  yet been devised. ,  Whether simple or elaborate prcpaia-  ttlons are made dependent, of course up-  ��� on the i size of the establishment and  the number of servants, but, whatever  ��lee it may -or may not be, tho hous?  party should be distinctly informal.   '  The note of Invitation for a Salur-  'day-to-Monday party   should   be   ex-  ���pliclt as to trains, etc., and should also  state whether guests will   be  met at  trains by conveyances; arrived at tho  house, afternoon te.i is served, Engli.sli  -fashion, and thou, if the gathering is .'.  flarge one.tho    ladies retiie  to    then'  tooths and  do-not rettun   until,' fivo  ���minutes befoie tho dinner hour.   Again,  iBnglish fashion,    dinner Is the only  ���ceremonious meal, but even there dress  lis comparatively    simple,  tho women  , wearing pretty demi-toilettes and  the  moa dinner packets instead of the leg.  lUlation dress coacs.  \ At   many out-of-town   houses   Sun-  'day morning   breaktast    parties    ate  imuch affected, the house' party being  ���supplemented   by outsiders,   who   arrive on wheels, afoot, or horseback, as  inclination   dictates.   '-These meetings  are,  of course,   delightEully  informal;  , and the breakfast served is leally what  the French call a dejeuner a la foiir-  chette���that is to say, a judicious compromise between the morning meal and  the midday luncheon.   Grape fiult, it  goes without, saying is the first choice;  a golden omelet follows next; then the  ���piece de resistance���a bird or broiled  chicken���with potatoes done in somo  ���delicate style;  waffles    then, or    hot  ���caked, and last of all, delicious stiaw-  berrles,    served lwith    rich    country  cream.  ,   v Many   hostesses, who rejoice in   a  large country house, where the hall is  (the special architectuial feature, havo  breaktast served at small tables set in  the hall, the hall itselt lavishly decoial-  ���ed a la rose tree; that is to say, with  'trailing vines  on  walls,  and  mantel,  and doois, and the effect is chaiminiT.  What to wear at such a gathering is,  of course, the question that arises first  in the feminine mind when an invitation, is received lor a Satuiclay-lo-Mon-  -day party.   The'answei to that problem  ���is easy:    In compliment to your hostess, put your piettiest and    dressiest  gown in a dtess suit case, add to its  contents   a duck   skirt, a   crisp shirt  waist, and the small toilette accessoiic3,  'and even the most fastidious woman is  .suitably equipped for such a stay.    A  seat tailor gown is'worn on the train,  or if one travels awheel, then the dress  suit case is sent ahead and the bicyclo  costume is made as chic and turn as  jjossible.  V-*' TVlmt Gills nri- X>oing.  'Another thing the gills are doms is  "-making small hair pillows to send to  send to the men. These weie suggested to them by an old legulai army ofh-  i cer who has seen much service,, and  ".who told them that a man could make  himself quite comfortable anywhere m  the open with his blanket if he only  had a hair pillow to lay his head or.  "These pillows are not stuffed very full,  so that they may be easily rolled up  in the blankets. They aie about twenty-seven inches square and are covered  .first with ticking, and then with a slip  'cover of denim or ci etone, which can be  ������taken oif and washed Some of the  ���girls are embroidering dark blue onea  an red initials and monograms, brown  ones in yellow or blue, and so on, in  .'different combination of color.  There is a certain set of well known  ���society girls in town who arc buying  ���luxuries and packing cases of i lem for  ���the men they know in the different  camps. Each girl has pledged herself  4o give so mu<;h money every week, and  a committee on packing and shipping  ythe cases has been formed, which will  attend to the sending of them off every  itwo weeks until the war is over. Tho  (goods aie all to be sent tooue of the  (girls' houses, which will be kept opoa  lall summer if the family goes away,  and any donations of sensible and piae-  (tical articles of food which are easily  ''transported are very gratefully received.���Harper's Bazar.  How to Climb Sluim.  3L physician who declares that very  dfow people know how to walk upstairs  roroperly gives these instructions:  "Usually a pei son will tread on the ball  of his foot in taking each step. This is  rvery tiresome and wealing on the mus-  clcs, as it throws the entire suspended weight of the body on tli muscles  of tho legs and feet. You should, in  {walking or climbing stairs, seek for tho  most equal distribution of the body's  .weight possibfe. In walking upstairs  your feet should be placed squarely  down on the siep, heel and all, and  then the woi should be performed  slowly and deliberately In this way  there is no strain upon any muscle,  but each one is doing Its duty In a  natural manner. The man who goes  npstnirs with a spring you may be sure  4s no philosopher, or, at least, I113  reasoning has not been directed to that  subject." The doctor might havo gono  a lititlo further in the same line ancS  jprotestcd against the habit which many  persons have of bonding over half double when they ascend a flight of stairs.  JLn exertion of this kind, when the heart  is naturally excited to more rapid action, it is desirable that the lungs  should have full play. But Ihe crouch-  ting position interfeics with their action, tho blood is imperfectly aerated  and there Is trouble light away. Give  the lungs a chance to do their work everywhere and at all times. ,  I*.-.  BUlklng   DIflcj rncps   ISctwecn   Now   an<7  Ohl -.tjlo'Milps   of Wjr.  In the .old ships - personnel was  -everythins; material wins almost nothing. In ihe modern ships tho conditions are almost reversed, and, whilo  ���personnel is'suli indispensable as the  dliecimg'power, niarerml has assumed  such Importance as almost'to'dwarE  it.'.To'un engineer ihe consideration  of the modern b.ulliiship is fascinating  for it is his creation throughout. Ho  furnishes the material, he fashions  every part, and without him its successful use would be impossible. Wo  ttiave the metallurgical engineer who '  furnishes the material; the ordnance -  engineer who makes I lie guns and armor; the marine engineer who build*)  tho main and auxiliaiy mjchlnery;  the hydraulic engineer who supplied '  the hydraulic apparatus; the electrical  engineer , who installs the lighting  plant; an'd tho naval architect who  ���builds tlie hull, for I count him .111 en- ,  gineer as truly as the bridge 'builder is  one.   ,  The hull must be strong*enough to '  <jarry guns,  armor,  coal  and niaduii-  ery,  to wilhstuud  the stresses due lo  heavy weather, aiitl.il must be almost  unsinkable.   All these conditions, in.il-.ij  it a verv '���ouiplirulod  structure,  with  it"   numerous   bulkheads  and    watertight compartments.   It has, often been  iaid that a warship is a series of compromises,   and   a, study  of   die  ditt'or-  pnees of opinion of eminent designers!,  itwen  at   the  present   time   make  tills  |Very clear.    Ever since  the intioduc-  ition of armor there has been a sleiidy  fight between It and the gun, first ono  and then the other being ahead     Ats  first it was possible to armor the whole  side above  water as  well  as  to give  ���special protection to the guns and 11111-  cShiner.yybut with the progress or ord- t  nance the thickuess of armor required to give adequate protection has br-  come so great that it is impossible to  armor   the     vessel     throughout    her  length.   This has led to the design 'of  central citadel ships where the armor  is concentrated  al   the  middle of  the  length, pioteeting guns, magazines and  machinery,   leaving   the   ends   almost  entirely unprotected.    Many competent  critics  contend,   however,   that    such  .vessels are very  vulnerable  and  that  an attack of the unarmored  ends bj'  (rapid-fare  guns   111   the 'region  of  tho  ���water  line   would   speedily   let  in   so  ���much  water  as  to render, the vessel  (unmanageable.  iProbably 'few except those specially  Interested in the design of naval ves- '  eels have any idea ot the'weight given ���  to armor iu the battleship, and the following summary of the distribution of  weigTits in our sc.i-goiug * battleship,  the Iowa, will be interesiing:      '(  ���    '       *   Tons.  'Hull and fittings    4,310  .(Protection, including armor, pro-  tive deck and water-excluding  -material  .. '    3.G30  [armament and fittings and am-   -_  munition       1,000  Machinery,  stores,  spine parts,  etc    1,170  Coal at normal displacement.... 62"i  -Crew,  equipment,  outfit, stores, a  roj*e  lt  must be, relined  at  great ex-,  Dense.    The exact number is not definitely  known. 1 but  is   put   at   fewer  than fifty     As,.in e\hil),tir;n of enormous power, howevo,, the finurrs. for  the  firing  of  one  of  these   guns  nro-  iWC-inspiring  -The  pioiecMlles  weigh  nearly a ton and,cost about 5>7."i0.  Tho  oowder charge is nenily 1,000 pounds  and  costs' about ,1>.'!25     Tlie projectile ,  leaves the, gun with a velocity of about '  2.000 feet per second, having an energy ,  >f about 50,000 foot-tons���George   W.'  Welyille. Engineer-In Chief TJ. S. Navy,  HiUt Engineering Magazine.        _ ,  LIFE" SUSTAINING .FRUITS  ,'  NEWSPAPER  ENGLISH.  It   I* Plain   nd   Orator*   Use   lt   to   Ad  vantage. ,-  *Wo statesman who Is worth his salt  ���will be hampered by tradition," sold  Lord Rosebery lu a recent speech. And  the saying is a good one in itself. Traditions are useful only when they help.  , They are a good deal worse than  worthless'When they hamper.  But lord Rosebery's -saying is chief-  1 ly remarkable ar an illustration of tho  fact that ne is not hampcrc! by tho  traditions of stiltrd Euglish' oratory.  "Worth his salt," is a breezy colloquialism which exprcscs in three words  which, could- noL have been so well expressed in three sentences of the finest  oratorical English;   '   1  The line oratorical English In which  our grandfathers delighted seems Insufferably stilted to us of this generation. We demand plain' English, and  the man 1 who wishes to reach tho  largest number of ppople will use tho  plainest of plain 'English/  The newspapers, ,whieh have a hand  in nearly everything, have done this.  They have shown  the  advantage of  speaking in Intelligible language. They  are  condemned  by  college  professors  for using colloquialisms, vulgarisms if  you please, such  as  this "with  which  Lord 'Rosebery enforces his  meaning.  But what the newspaper tries to do is  *- to make itself intelligible to the largest  number of people In the shortest time  , and  smallest space.   "Very often  fine  ' (English Is effective, but oftenor still a  colloquialism will ring tho bell -where  'the  English    of Addison    would not  ^ strike the outer rim of the target.  The orators are finding this out and  conforming   to  It.   Something   is- lost,  perhaps,    but   more is ' gained, for it  means another step away from the ex-  clusiveness  of an  intellectual  aristoc-  ' racy; another concession to the masses  ' the despised Toms, Dicks and Harrys.  . over whose heads the   orators of our  classical period fired the resonant salvos of their heavy artillery.-���New York  ���World.   ,  Thousands ofPooplo T.lve Alone on DatofJ  and Hummus.  In replying to the query'of whethefl  there are any fruits " which of themselves are sufficient to support healthy,  life an exchange says. There are ni.iny  such, among which,may be'mentioned  the date,, banana and plantain, figs  when dried, the bean of the carol), or  locust tree, and the fruit of the boa-  "bab, or monkey bread tree, which is  eaten by the negroes in West Africa.  All these contain sufficient fat,'sugar,  starch, pecten, gum and nitrogen on *��  matter to support healthy life. Of 1111  these preference must be given to iho  banana, which supplies to many millions a permanently nutritive food'and  to the fruit of the date palm, or  Phenlx dactyllfera, which serves as  an exclusive article of aliment in parts  of North Africa, Arabia and Persia.  "In,all FesM.-in,"1says one authoiity,  "the date is - the staple food not only(  for men, hut* for tho camels, horses  and dogs. .Ninereen-tweiitioths of tho  population live on dates alone during  nine months of the year."'In the hailjli  or pilgrimages the price of dates at  Mecca and Medina forms the fii**-t  question asked between the Arab pilgrims going to "and returning from tho  sacred city. Cakes of dates pounded  and kneaded into a solid mass con-  etituto'the main nutriment of the cara-  /vans crossing the Sahara. ,From 1 tho  fresh Juice of the date wine -and also  vinegar, are mnde and spirit distilled,'  while the stones or seeds are roasted  and largely used instead ��� of coffee.-'  Pittsburg Dispatch.  ' "    '  .the vessel gave another fearful lurcn  lo leeward. "There is no immediate  danger, but perhaps I'd better put a  life-preserver, around  you."  "Not yet, Mr. Hanklnson," responded  tho young woman, bravely.', "But JP-  ���will take your inn."  Air. Ilankimson thought lhe understood,, and with rare presence of mind  he put his arm around hew, Instead.���  Chicago Tribune. ", ,  Japan hopes that LI Hung Ohang*  will keep his yellow Jacket until and  (bw warmed it���New York World.   '_  -< '  T-,'c.^cing i'uemsi  i<  Total 11,290  (From tills it will bo seen that almost exactly one-third of rho entire  weight is given up to protection. Thu  distribution of armor in this vessel is  as follows: Protection of the hull  against injury to the water line region  is to be secured by a side armor belt  14 inches thick and 7.5 feet deep. The  transverse armor at the ends of tlie  belt will be 12 inches thick. Barbettes  and turrets for 12-mch guns will hive,  armor 13 Inches thick.- and the ship's  side, from the armor belt to the mam  decE, will have a thickness of 3  inches.    An  armored   deck,   3   inches  The Boil on  the Devll'i  Klbow.,  One of Florida's wonders is an immense volume of water that boils up,  1 in the middle "of the St. John's river  j.iat a place known  as Devil's  Elbow,  one  mile  east of Palatka. -Although  soundings    have been made' f at this  .place to the depth of 000 feet, no bottom  has  been 'found.    It is  believed  to be the outlet of Falling  Creek,  a  considerable   stream   that  sinks   into  1 the  earth  eight miles north  of  Lake  j City, in Columbia   county.    Tlie car-  ! c.isses of drowned animals have fre-  I quently  been  known   to  come   up   in [  this   boil,   showing  that   part   of   the (  1 stream must be above ground.   Several  I of the  oldest  citizens  in  the  county  concur ln  the  story  that some  forty  I years ago the carcass of a cow was  thrown up by  this  geyser that bore  tho   mark  and  brand  of  Col.   Good-  bread,  a well-known cattle owner,, of  Columbia county, at that time, whose  stock used to graze on the banks of  Falling.Creek.'  The bed of this underground stream  passes directly under Palatka at a  depth of 205 feet. It is tapped along  its course within the city by.numerous  artesian wells, which throw-up a clear,  The liny Is Lcarnlnc a Great J>n.ion.  "My boy has gone to work ln a drug:  store at ?3 a week," said a friend oC  mine recenlly. "He's fifteen years old,  weighs 115 pounds and is well developed. He came home and told us; tho  ��� other night that he had seen a sign up  in the druggist's window on tlhe 'cornec  and had hired himself through vacation. He was to'report for work at 1  o'clock in the morning and he leaves  at 10 o'clock at night. _ Half an hour  is given him for lunch and an hour for  dinner. His duties are variegated. Ho  ���washes windows, sweeps ont tho  store, polishes, up the brass woik 'and"  runs the soda fountain. He washes  the sidewalk' with a . hose,, cleans  empty bottles in the cellar and breaks  up boxes for firewood." ne Is expected  to go through the shelves of jars every,  day and keep them in condition of glis-'  tening brightness. When he has nothing to do he is sent out to deliever orders to customers."  ."That strikes mo as a pretty hard  ���Job," I suggested.' *��� - -  "It is," replied the father.,, "But  there are hundreds of boys who would'  be glad'to get'it. I am going'to let  him keep it for a week.- Then I'll send  him off to the country to let him meditate on what a'soft snap" he has in having a father who is 'willing to support  him until he becomes of age. It ought  to ^be a valuable lesson."���^Tew York  Press.  thick,' is  to  extend   forward   and  aft   j cool  stream of water to a height of  from the ends of the armor belt. Tho  conning tower will have 10-Iuch armor, and will be connected to the nr-  imored-deck' by an armored communication tube 7 inches thick. The barbettes of tho 8-inch guns will be S  Inches thick on the exposed side ami  6 inches elsewhere, while the turret  elsewhere, while the turret armor will  be 6 Inches thick. These turrets -a-11  have armored supporting tubus- 3  inches thick arranged to protect the  ammunition hoists. The 4-mch gun-j  (have shields 4 inches thick. Most  modern battleships include the three  -great weapons of attack, the gun, the  ram and the torpedo, and each is a  -machine in Itself. Special vessels  (have been built in which one of tho  last two is the only weapon, this feature being carried out to tho greatest  extent In the torpedo hoat, winch h.13  been multiplied by the score lu tho  navies of all first-clnss countries but  thr. United States. Only a few rams,  .where that is tho only weapon, havo  been built thus far. although that accomplished naval officer, Admiral Amnion, believes that fleets of rams should  form our principal class of vessels.  In the battleship, the ram and the torpedo aro regarded as secondaiy weapons, the main reliance being upon  the gun. It is not hard to understand  why this should be so. The ram and  the torpedo are effective only against  other vessels and they must be used at  close range, the former by the very  nature of things. The gun is effective  at long range and against fortifications as well as ships.  At one time It seemed as though tha  Increase In size of guus was to be without limit, and there are actually afloat  to-day n number of guns weighing  from 100 to 110 ton3. Tills enormous  weight, moreover, is that of the gun  iilone. When its mount and fittings  are included the figures would be Increased more than half. Experience  has shown, however, that this was  going too far, and the limit now appears to be about 13.5 inches callbey  and 07 tons weight. Only a few full  charges, comparatively, can be fired  cm��� ono of these monster guns be-  1 33% feet above the level of the streets.  By placing the ear to the pipes of  these wells the unmistakable thunders  of subterranean cataracts are easily,  recognized.���Palatka Advertiser.  Itrents of the Tiiturp.  The practical chemist of Philadelphia looks to the speedy solution of a  problem upon which men of (his profession are engaged the world over���  the reproduction of meats for the table  ���from their chemlca constituents.  "Within this century," he says, "I expect to see synthetic stea'ks, roasts  and chops entered upon the bill of  fare at our leading hotels and restaurants, and they will be be prepared so  artistically as to appeal to tho  sense of beauty as well as to the appetite. At first, of course, in order to"  appease the natural prejudices against  anything so novel, a choice will bo  afforded between the real and the artificial; but eventually the killing of  animals for food will bo regarded in,  ���all civilised countries as barbarous.  That this is not an absurd prediction-,  is ,well assured to those who have observed what synthetic chemistry have  already done in exactly reproducing  -mustard, sugar, butter, Ice, lemon  juice and flavoring essences; besides  anadder, turpentine and many other  compounds used extensively in commerce."���-Philadelphia Record.  Germany is reporled to publish about  23,000 books in a year. Great Britain  is credited with between 0,000 and 7,000  a year, of wlncli about 1,000 are now  editions. Fiance tuins out 13,000 new  hooks and Italy 0,500 in the same time.  Tho year's tot.il new books is 70,000.  Many of the n 1 dcrn books, the London  "Express" reminds us, aie written for  the moment only. "They are merely enlarged magazine articles. If theie is a  revolution or a big disaster, or a war,  the men on the spot promptly rush out  a volume apiece. Of course, these works  do not last; but they pay at the time.  Not 10 per cent of one year's hooks  continue to sell or to be remembered a  twelvemonth later."  Eloctricty ln   Medicine.  While quack electricity in the sbapo  of belts, hair brushes, pads, etc., is receiving many body blows from tho experts and the courts, it is encouraging  to know that the scientific application  of electricity to therapeutical work is  gaining ground rapidly. Not only,are  medical men themselves actively investigating the subject, but electri-  oians like Edison, Tesla, Ehhu Thomson, A. E. Kennelly, J". .T. Carty and  others are devoting considerable tinie  and study to it. American medical  papers contain many notes on new  lines of work,- and even the more conservative English press finds space to  i*ecord advances in the electro-therapeutic art. A> recent Lancet contains  interesting roferences to the very successful use of electricity in curing trigeminal ineuralj.ia, and to long-continued treatment of cases of ticdoulou  reux, which is practically the 'samo  thing, with long and short applications of tihe current. -Success is uniform in all cases. It remains true,  however, that Engbsh practitioners  are still very slow to resort to electrical methods of cure, while in . this  country it is becoming so popular ,with  all the schools that apparatus is now,  on the market from several well-known  houses, enabling the use in the practising rooms or the hospitals of the or-'  dinary lighting current from the street  mains.���New York Post.  Ton. unit   CoflVe.  iA German, professor l.us been investigating in elaborate fashion the effect  on processes of digestion produced by,  the use of tea and coffee. He prepared an artificial gastric juice, and  mixed lt with coagulated egg albumen,  ���with and without additions of tea  and coffee Infuslous. While the gastric  juice by Itself was able to digest !)4  per cant, of the egg albumen ln the  space of eight hours, when tea was  added the proportion digested was reduced to 6C per cent. When a decoction of coffee was mixed wltlh the albumen the gastric fluid was only ablo  to digest 01 per cent., or less than two-  thirds of tlie albumen. The digestive  power ot the gastric juice appeared to  vary wth the strength of the infusion,  the disturbing effect being less when,  the solutions of tea and coffee wero  weakened. Tlie professor is of opinion  that the deleterious effect produced is  due to the'tannin which is extracted  during tho process of making, and not  to the presence of thein and caffein,  and he mentions that tea which has  not been allowed to stand more than  two or three minutes is loss in furious  because a .smaller quiint'ty of this undesirable ingredient, tannin, has been  produced than when it is boiled up or  left in contact with lhe leaves foi a  con*-'r! -ruble length of time.  --^����^,g^-i?n^^*'����aseB^w~u..^-.-��-;:j^Jugs.^.. -���>���  ssrs-  Kijiial  (o tlio Oronainn.  "Don't be frlgliturned, Miss Plunkett."  said the young man, uxissurln-jly. ".3  Ii  ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ,    ~*"31  iViscount Kitchener's new peerage is  glanced wilili a very unusual icmamder.  It goes first to his male children, next  to his female children, and in default  of both to, his two brother* in succession.  * -  Lady Curzon takes a great interest; 111  the English that educated Hindoos write.  This English is nearly always ludicrous,  and Lady Curzon 'has a huge collection  of line specimens of it.   llccentlyrslie got ,  from Bombay an addition to hei* collection, a_letter that two brothers sent out*,  to tlieir patrons, on the death of their  father, who had been the head of the firm.  Tho letter aim:   "Gentlemen���Wo  have  the pleasure to inform you that our re- '  upected father departed this life, ou tho  10th inst.   JJis business will bo conducted  by his beloved sons,  whose  names are*  given below.   The,opium market is quiet    ���  and Mai. 1,500 rupees par chest. O death,  whore is thy sting?   0 grave, where is  'thy victory?   We remuin, etc."  r Wirt Gorrare, in his volume on "Greater Russia," says that in tho'Czar's coun-'  try one may not call another a fool���  there is a Scriptural injunction against  that, and it is consequently a. legal of-    1  fence, too.   Not long ago, a "Vint" player called his jmi tner a fool for needlessly  trumping their trick. ; The offended man  brought his accuser before the court. Tho  culprit pleaded provocation,' and, knowing that the judge' would be a passionate^ follower of the national game, explained the matter in detail.   The judge  became' interested;  got excited as the ���  particulars of the play were given.    "I -  took the trick with my queen, and, instead* of   throwing   away,   my   partner  played  the king!" shouted  the abuser.  "The fool I" said the judge;  "ah-hem��� ,  next case." ���     ��� ,  , When Gladstone was first a member  of the Cabinet, his young wife dropped  a word in the presence'of some of his  colleagues which implied that she waa  acquainted with a matter of great importance. Realising that.she had made  a slip, she left the room and wrote a  note of apology, which she sent to her ���.,  husband by a servant. ' The reply that  ,came,back was to this effect: "Dearest '  C.   Don't blame yourself.'  I don't blame  , you.    It's,, the  only- little mistake you  ever made.   Your affectionaite, W. E. G."    '  In later years    when    people'tried  to'  pump   Mrs.,Gladstone,-her look of ignorance was hland and convincing "Well  (Mrs. Gladstone, what is Mr. Gladstone  Sms, *? do about fche Irisl1 Chnreh?"  "Well, I wonder? What do "you think  he1 ought 1 to do?" And the questioner  , retired as wise as he come.  Visitors to Washington will recall the  'bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln in  the center of Lincoln Park. It was purchased with a fund raised by former  slaves to commemorate their "liberator.  There is a replica of the statue in Boston, reared by" the liberality of Moses  KimbalL Bostonians tell a story concerning the remark of Oliver, Wendell  Holmes when he was first shown the  'Lincoln statue in Boston. Beneath that  statue and on the granite base was an  inscription telling the history of the  memorial. The name of Moses Kimball  appeared in letters of very large size;  in fact, five or six times as large as were  the letters in tho name of Lincoln. Dr.  Holmes glanced at the monument, and,  oatoliing sight of the name of the giver  in big letters, dryly remarked: "Well!  well! How Moses Kimball has changed!"  During the heat of the recent troubles  in Venezuela, when the coast was blockaded and starvation was staring fifty  per cent, of the people in the face, Stephen Bon-sal was surprised to find Piesl-^  Sent Castro emjoying himself at a, picnic,"  at La Victoria, where champagne was  flowing like water. "I did not succeed  in concealing, nor did I very much try  to conceal, my astonishment at the  scenes "which met my eye," he says. "I  had certainly thought* to find our ally  otherwise engaged. 'Bnt why should you  wonder?' said Castro, noting iny surprise; 'our part is played. We have  picked the quarrel, and now, blessed be  the Monroe Doctrine, our role i3 finished,  and the fighting must be done hy-"ei  tio Samuel." All the papers in the case  [ have given to your minister, who goes  to Washington as my attorney.' 'Yes,  "viva la Doctrina Monroey"!' exclaimed  Tello Mcndoza, the witty muleteer whom,  Castro has made secretary of the trea-'  Bury, 'it spares us sleepless nights, and. '  jives us time for picnics.''"  Advice on Marriage.  Never marry for money, unless it is  settled upon you.  Never marry for beauty, but take cnoro,  that your wife has it.  If you mainry for love, be sure tha*.  ah e's got it���for you. ,  Never marry a woman who's cleverer  than yourself, or she will make you look  foolish.  Never many a fool, or she -will breed  trouble.  Never marry a red-headed woman;  they are generally spiteful.  Never marry a black-haired woman;,  they arc short-tempered.  Never many a fclnn girl; she will most  likely become scraggy.  Never marry a fat girl; an over-corpulent woman is a monstrosity.  Never marry a girl who will not go  out; she will be no companion to you.  Perhaps it is e.ife^t never to marry at  iff 11-   "a"T-  &lon��<4>  3J��.K-tr��IlA.-.W.  -EasiKwaaHWiriww*"  ��t.��WMIr<.ri iaaMaa,WB^CTf,A ���Already gossip about fall fashions is  fa the air and wise heads are debating  fti to whether 'this summer mode will  endure or'whether that one will end  with 'the warm 'weather. The indications, says The 'New York Sun, point  to logical development in fashions. We  have not yet exhausted the effects possible along the line to which we have  given approval, and the chances are  that the coining winter modes will be  the prevailing summer ones translated  5nto heavier materials.  it*  'French maniifacturcrs threaten us with  mixtures of bright colors, which they  call cake walk mixtures.  Broadclotha- > being largely ordered,  and zibeline in countless varieties will  be a feature of the season.. Scotch  plaids and the soft-lined, subdued  French interpietations of tartan plaid  will appear again. <  In trimming nothing startlingly new  ii announced so far. New developments of the dangling ornaments,  fringes, cut out appliques, embioideries  of all sorts are promised, and lace will  be much used, although it is confidently asserted that the day of-the Cluny  and antique craze is past.  The Russian 'Fhirnccs.  The Oswoboschdenlje, a Russian 10-  viow published at Stuttgart, which Is Invariably woll Informed on Russian affairs, has an lntoicjllng rcpoit'of a recent sitting of ttho Russian Cabinet, at  (aa statod hilefly in The London Times'  cable dospatchos'N.onio tlnio ago) which M.  Witte, Minis lor of Finance, described to  tho Czar anil his colleagues, tho disastrous state ot Russian finances M.  Wltlo slated that tho Russian national  expenditure In 1SSM h.id boon ��150,000,000,  while in 11)0;! lt hud ilsou to i.HK'.OOO.O'JU  This oxtraoi-illwiiy Incio.ise within a dc-  on.de hud boon.'accompanied by .1 coires-  ponding augmentation oi* taxation, but  tho limit in Uiln dlircllon lilnl now beon  roaohod.   'It would bo  Imposilblo  lo lin-  ' poso further bill dens of inxiillou on the  Russian people without eiusliJug tho nation under tliolr wolghl. The Russian  budget tor 19W allows r for a doflclt of  �����3,000,000, and under the piesent conditions tlio amount o�� the 11 initial deficit  must lnovitubly Incioaso Irom year, to  year. In thoso clicuiusiances M Witto  declared that tlie projected lncioases of  , the army and navy wero simply Impossible, and ho expressed the hope tliat the  Czar would Jesclnd the deciees aulhoil*.  1 ing various Items of. naval anil military  expenditure. Altogether, M. Wttte eavo  a. most���moUmoholy account of Russia's  impocunloeity. The (finances of the JRus-  slan^State lallwajs aie typical oft the  prevailing depression lii^he Czar's dominions In lflOO their balance-sheet showed  i. A?1ISit of ��3C0,C0O, In 1901 z. deficit of  ��4,986,000, and ln 1902 a deficit, of ��0,750,000.  It is estimated that the deficit for 1903  will be ��7,650,000, and as new and expensive lines aie tia be constructed in Asia  the deficit -will increase by leaps and  pounds in tHe next few yens In.ll'ffs it  is thought tha.t .the deficit on the State  railways will be ��12,750,006, so that railways, whicl-i in all othei countues are  rich souices of wealth, are in Russia  heavy burdens on the national purse.  v ; ;   Lasses by Strikes.  Over twejly-elght area a half million  .working days have been lost in the Unites  Kingdom dunng the past five years owing  to strikes and lockouts The figures for  tne past'tlu-ee.yeais ana as undet ���  ' im               S                        ���?''        Days *  -i���? -' * ^,373,896  Ism ' ~   4'1U'2S7  -WW  ....... 7    3,152,091  f  ��.���5e��oSU,es -,aie very moderate,' how-  iscil!lJlTp?i!etl, 'sv��th the ' bla=k year"-  1898-whon the lost days numbered fifteen  and a quaiter millions  tlort iwC"slJllt<ls.Klst Jcar' as were-settled in ifevor of the masters. 107 111 iavor  tw^i"5?11' and 323 ^ere compromised,  ���ThV i?���aLnulsr, ten bu,n�� lcft "ideflmlel  i��� boaids of conelllition and arbitration avo-ted Cli9 dispuAss last year.       -  , Origin of Australian Natives. .  Mr. .Lydekker drew attention. In am  article published .in JKnowledge a few  years ago,,to the evidence in 'lavor of an  Asiatic origin for the aborigines of ,Au&-  tralia, wiiose nearest relatives'thdn appeared ,to be the Veddas of Ceylon. This  month the .same journal says that in  a letter from .Macassar ,the MeSsrs. Sar-  asin, who are travelling in .Celebes, an-  AVith this severe tailor-j ??uB5��i,t1h?  discovery  in   the  mountains  01 ahat island 1 of a primitive people -  the loala���presenting a remarkable phy  slcal   resemblance   to   trie   Veddas.    Al  ffh"e translation, however, will not be  M easy one, for the shirrings, puffings,  flooncings, ruchings, etc., so , fascinating in sheer summer fabrics will not  Ipnd themselves to zibeline and cloth  fMid velvet. -  .Of course, house frocks and evening  frocks for winter will be in materials  lioit enough and sheer enough to adapt  themselves to any handling, but just  what compromise will be effected in  thp heavier fabrics remains ,to be seen.  The canny woman will not be in a hurry  to select her winter outfit and will wait  until tentative modes have settled into  mrell-defiaed certainties.  ���I  signed, a small, common looking man,  with a little tuft of hair on his chin'���  got that down?"  "Yes, ma'am."  '   " 'Rathor humn shouldered, never looks  anybody straight hi tho eyo, walks with  a kind of slouch'���got that?"  "Yea."  " *Worer a grey suit of clothes, with a  lot of greaso spots on them, never takes  any caie of Ills finger nails and novcr  blacks his shoes. Answers to the name of  Shorty.' 1 Got thatv I suppose I'ought to  offer a reward for him "  "Just as you pleaso about that, ma'am "  "Well, I don't caie whether ho comos  back or not, you understand. I only  want to do the customary thing. You  may offer a reward of 20 cents. Put it  among tho want ads. I guess that's all.  How much?" '  "That will be-"  ' "Hold on! j Just put after that 'no questions asked.' "  A few moments later, having paid for  tho advoitisement, sho walked out of tho  office with a llim step, nnd with tho look  of a woman who^w.is not personally Interested ln tho mallei In lmnd, but felt  that she had dlsclmigocl 11 duly she owed  to society.  A Pretty Compliment.  Tho King und Queen lecently attended  one of the loyal mllltuiy tournament  performances at the Agilculluiul Null,  at which the imm of 11. M S. J'lxcol-  lcnl provided 11 suipilso which wus girally uppioclfited by lhc llnvul piiilv. Im-  mcdlulel*, allei U10 llnKh ol U10I1 gun  dilll tho inon tlue-A thorns'-lvcs fiuo  downwiuds on tlio tun und lormod the  words "Vivut Ron." The King and  Queon find the, 6Ukm occupants 01 (ho1  Royal box ropeuledlv applauded this  prottv and effective coniplhnont  i ,  ' How Men of Genius Worfc,  1 Dr. P. Regnault contributes to "L*  Rovuo" a somewhat scrappy but interesting paper on,this eubject.' Apparently-  men of genius -work in a hundred differ  . ent ways^and there is no general philosophy to be .drawn from a study of their  methods. Napoleon decided the fate of  battles by a moment's inspiration.  Haydn attributed the idea of "The Creation" to a special giace from on high;  bhe Polish poet Mickiewica declared that  he had only to strike his bieast to find  inspiration; Byron said that 'composition  -was a1 violent labor; Bossuet excited the  brain by binding his head "with warm  cloths. It is 'curious that Schopenhauer  of all men should work when "his will  was asleep." Of mea who worked in their  dreams, Coleridge, with rICublasKhan,,is  probably the best known" to Englishmen  But Heine dreamt also of his poems, and  La Fontaine con-jposed the fable of ;"lhe  Two Pigeons" while diearning. Voltaire  dTeamt in one night a complete canto of  the "Henriade-;'" and Mi. Kruger, to  take a recent case, declared * that his  dreams 6-ometnnes enabled him to bolvc  diflicult problems Genius has a>l30 always diilered as -egards rapidity of  work. Voltaire wiote "Catilina" in eisrht  days, Avhile Vargii wis so dissatisfied with  his life-work that hv ^ave oiders for its  destruction." Flauben rcwiote "Madame  Bovary" sevea-or enht times. Michael  Angelo worked with - rapidity Whi^h*<vp-  proaehed frenzy; and^Rembrandt gained  a wager to'-engrave v landscape tf/hile.a  servant went out to buy mustard.* Leonardo ;da Vansi, on the othei hand, -took  'four years "to >paint "���Joooude.''      '    ,  There is a .rumor that severely tailor-  led street frocks will forge to the front  ��nee more, though the dressy creation.'  which French dressmakers call a tailor /  Sown will   still   be   needed  for   more!  formal wear.  - frock, if prophecy is fulfilled, will come'  a reaction against'the plaited walking; 5  ���   ���   ���^,    vc���^������.    ^.,.  Street and the uriiined skirt, ,  ] *|">neh'these people ha-,p'nowibeen con-  A many-gored -skirt-havkig as many &^'*^&^^J>%  as seventeen gores and npphng 111 districts, there is decisive evidence that  somewhat exaggerated fashion aroundj ?���?h?r^.t,I?B _aSo they weie,cave-dwellers  the feet���will have a prominent place  and will be lined and stiffened around  the bottom. Of the coat to accompany this skirt little that is definite is  told save that it will besevcre 111 lines  and finish, have the conventional tailor  turn-over collar and mannish sleeves  And vary in length to -suit the wearer. .  But, as has been said, all this is in  the air as yet-and may never -naaterial-  ize. More authentic is the information'  about colorings for the coming sea-  don, for the manufacturers have already  out their sample cards and from them  one can gather a few foundation facts.  Brown, particularly in the dark  shades, but ranging all the way to lightest fawn, is prominent Foliage greens  and clear emerald shadings, blue, in  the corn flower shadings, geranium and  poppy reds, the reddish purples called  fuchsia,dahlia, plum and aubergine (egg  plant), the clear silvery greys���thes-e  are all in evidence in the samples, and  among the more delicate sh.uhngs the  pastel tints hold their own.     v        _ ""  \   'i  ���      ik TURKISH   GIRL'S,'t-IFe.  . ��������� j  She Has Voir Pleasuien, nud  JEtcii Thoio  Arc Trdlous.  v The pleasures at Turkish girls aro  extremely simple and limited. Shut  out from the great world of entertain-  , cnent which tho literature of civilized-  countries opens up to tho European,  child directly she can read, with tho  ^exception, of festivities in. the harem  on red-letter days, her pleasures consist In an occasional picnic or aocom-  paning her elders on the visits which  occupy so much of a Turkish lady's  thne. On households or religious  feasts wealthy people often organize  entertainments on a very elaborate  scale. Gypsy dancers or a troop of  clowns-with some sort of pantomimo  are engaged,-for tlie occasiou, nud tho  neighbors, rich and poor, are Invited  to the perl'oiiu.uice. The Turks, being  exceedingly'hospitable, a friend of the  (hostess is free to briny: all her sisters,  and herrcousln��, and her autds, with  their families on such occasions. Tlieso  ��ire high days for tlie Turkish girl���  'ifor her elder**., loo���though an Englls.li  child of ton or twelve would think the  eiilerl.ilnuioiit it very poor perfonu-  unce ludoeil.  Tho dances are at times graceful,  and the music, when one is used to,it,  is not always excruciating; but tho  coarse, almost brutish, humor ,of v tho  oantomlme would be decidedly distasteful 1 to a western audience. .A1  inore pleasant side ot Turkish life is  that -which nvay be seen any day ,1a  early summer at the Sweet Waters of  Europe, or some other vfavorite resort  on tho outskirts of "Constantinople.  The family will set out in the morn-  tug, and, spreading their rugstin some  field, spend thevday there doing nothing, and apparently very contented  -with tho occupation. - The .women  squat on ,the ground with their k feet  "under them in that peculiar way to  which they ' are indebted tor their  bandy legs.' It is not romantic, but  truth compels me to slate - that all  (Turkish girls ultimately become bandy-  legged, the fine, well-made women ono  occasionally meets in Stamboul' are  mostly Circassians.  A few cakes and some rahat, lak-  fioum or other sweet sufllce6 for both  young and old. A stranger is invorl-s-  ably struck with the premature serious air that Turkish children wear.  The elder glxls do not play and run as  do healthy children. They sit or stroll  about, r quietly _ and ' -gravely, their  yashmaks loosened and, forming a  enow-whlte framework, which displays to advantage j their complexion,  as yet unspoiled by paint or * powder.  On tho approach of a man they will  tastily ;draw Xheir yashmaks, not so  -close, however," th3t the stranger cannot admire faces if he has a fancy for  ITurkish beauty, which, though, in girla  . and ^young'women, sometimes very attractive, is too -frequently of the half-  bred Tartar type, lacking la Intelligence ��2h2 refinement.      -'  Pure white, it is said, will be less  popular, but all the off-color whites-  oyster, mushroom, breadcrumb, etc.���  will have great vogue. Two-tone effects  will be pushed in wool    fabrics    and  (as indeed are some of ftheir numlier  Jiow), while -.within a century or so ago  they were In the hahit ol using chipped stone EWTowheada and other weapons and implements. Thero can be Jit-  tie doubt that the Toala were tho primitive inhabitants of Celebes, and that  -they were .driven to ituke lefu-je in the  mountains by the Malj.y invaders, with,  whom, however, they now hold a certain  s-Vlox}?t oi Intercourse. Assuming their  affinity to the "Veddds to be true ��� an6  it Is scarcely li-kely that such a remarkable resemblance can be merely accidental���we have much sttongpr evidence  than before as to the probable Asiatic  origin   of   tho, Australian   aboi Igines.  The Man Who Couldn't,  C R. Kennedy of the "Everyman"  company is credited by Ilarper's Weekly  with this story .���Ou one occasion Sir  Henry Irvins's company, having been  called to tlio tjieatce for* rehearsal, ajriiv-  ed there ahead or time. As Sir Henry had  not yet come, -oue or' ihe actois in ,ihe  company, wlio was nottrl foi lus accomplishments as a mimic, pioceeded to giye  a lively and elaOoiato J/uitatiaa to Sr  lleniy's W��sUly cliaracteii.stio acting. An  ho finished his demonst/ation a well-  kifcwn voice came fiom the depthj. of the  darkened atuditoiluin . "Very good, ' it  uaid. "Very {food indeed ! So good, in fact  that theio is no ne6d for both of us In  this company."  It is als,o related that a brother actor  famous for hit) pomposity and his Inordinate ambition Was tegaJing Irving with a  forecast of his plane- lor the future.  "I elmll beuln tho reason," he announced, "with such-and-such a pait, and  after that I shall appear as Hamlet."  "Um I" dra-wled Irving. "As���eh���Hamlet,  did you say ?"  The other, Incensed by the tone of the  query, bridled up at once.  "Do you think, SIi Homy," he demanded, Indignantly, "that you are the only  man who cat* play II unlet ?"  "Oh, no," rejoined living, blandly; "but  I am quite sure  that you  are  the only  man who can't."  Wanted to do Her Duty.  The Chicago Tribune has tho following:���  "I want to advertise for a runaway husband," said tho woman with the resolute  face. "I suprose that's the proper thing  to do."  "How do you want lt to read?" asked  the clerk at the advertising counter.  "I ought to give a description of him,  oughtn't I?"  "Yes, if you want him identified."  "Well,   malto   it   something   like   this:  II ���*��{���From tho premises  ot tjje under-  Shoifm La'dies Wear Socks'?  The   QneBtion-" as   to   -whether, English  ladles 'Shorild  wear soctas,  after ifSfce^ example of .their   American   coasirrs,   says  The London Express, was earnestly discussed yesterday In the West End and in  the large wholesale hosiery Ileuses in the  city.    The general  opinion  of rthe  heads  of large -ttrs^ery Aims was ihat .it-a fashion would 'never become populai >in England.    In  ia  interview with an Hapless  irepfesentati-ve  the  managing partner of  ,a firm near .St. Paul's Churchyard said ���  -"The idea ithat well-bred Englisui women  twill- adopt ,the   latest   American   fad   or  (wearing .socks instead  of stockings is a.,  ridiculous  one.    a  certain  class  of  -women who call themselves 'the smart set" i  may do so, ihut I do not think that even,  they would >have the hardihood to walk-  down Regent street   in   broad   daylight;  wearing gaily-colored' socks and a shoit3  skirt.    A  woman  who  ventured out' attired  in such a  manner  would   stand   a  poorer chance of setting the fathlon than  those   strong-minded    females    -who   attempted to adept the   'rational costume'  and walked a-bout in bloomers -some thiee. ��� .������,���  yeairs ago.   Hoifirst-class hotel .or lestau- J -*";  rant would admit them, antl they would. 5 'lket  probably be followed through the streets  by a -crowd of idle loafers."  ���1  '     Is it .a Vandytifc?  There Is at present being -carefully  &uarde& ln Manchester a picture which is  declared by many experts to be a Van-  .fiyck. Others Incline to the opinion that  It is a Bubens. It treats of a Scriptural  subject���the offer of Abraaam to sacrifice Isaac. The hiatory of the picture is  remarkable. For many years ,!t hung  negleoted >in an old Cheshire mansion,  one of the sons of tire family ultimately  exchanging; it for ttuf diamond bracelets  and a bieact pin. l.t changed hands at  cheap rates irequenHjy ln its grim.- state  until it leached a miin who, finding it  cumbrous in ills house, gave It to a Mr.  John Bolton of Manchesler, who 'had It  cleaned and toopt it for twelve years.  Abou-i nine months agio Mr. A. J. Mil-  iorme, an art expert of Longslght, was  commissioned by Ma*. J. Spun* or" tho  Towers, Blackpool, to iiwspect the painting. He at once pronounced It to he a  genuine Vandyck, and bis opinion has  ���bfcan endorsed by a mim-bor of gentlemen in official posdtlons In the art world.  Mr. Spurr at once bought tho plcturccon-  tingently Xsr ��5,000. lt is probable taat  the picture will shortly be brought ito  London for Inspection.  Australian Appointments.  Many rumors are In the air respecting  the impending Australian appointment,  says The London Chronicle, and some  appear to think that Sir Edmund Barton  will withdraw from the turmoil of poll-  tics and take the chief seat on the new  Federal Supreme Court Bench. Then the  post of High Commissioner has to be filled presently, and the names of many prominent men, besides the Premiers, are  mentioned in connection with this, the  Agents-General at present in London being left enthely out of calculation. Then,  as Loid Tennyson Is certainly returning  home thl" year-end, it Is probable that  his successor will soon pe settled upon,  so as to give hirn good time for preparation. One report has It that Lord Lytton  is being thought of In connection with  this Important office, but his youth would  stand against 1dm In the Australian estimate SUil all the young Governors  have not done badly in Australia, for Lord  Belmore was not much over thirty when  he was appointed to New South Wales.  1 'Recovering Uo-at Aneliors.  ��� One of tho quaer -occupations of-maii-  fcind is that of dragging for lost'anchors. It Is carried on. in bays and  rivers, and even in tihe open sea along  She coast A writer m the New York  Evening Poet says that several''sloops  and -schooners are engaged almost exclusively In this -pursuit. The hunters  are as familiar with the ground where  amdhors ore to 'be fouad as fishermen  are with tho >!?vortte 1 haunts of the  String inhabitants of the sea. It Is said  *hat the stretch of sea off the Dela-  ���ware breakwater is 'most (fruitful m  ���dropped saschorB. This is owing to tho  'fact that so many wssels aire com-  'pelled by the -state of the weather oc  ���tff the tiSri to 'rkle oil the breakwater,  being often icau*?iit in gales while ���sta-  Ttfaned there. Thu manner of fishing  ��or lost anchors is 'most sn-ple. A!  uSaain is let down in a loop't long  enough is> drag along the bottom and  the vessel goes on her way with all  hands on boarfl alert gor a bite, and  ���a bite usually -ends in a catch. Tho*-  a-ecovereS anchors are usually sold  again at a price of about 4 -cents a,  pound, wfliieh is a cent under the mar-  price for mew anchors. A big  anchor will weigh 6.000 pounds, s<#  ���that the asfhermen make $240 out of it \  More, oCten, -however the anchors  fished up weigh from 1,000 to 2,000  pounds, and there is a. pretty profit io  Has business -even then.  I The Glorious Fourth.  fB*.  ���V'J  y-bi  fact;  , Vb  '."bSsl  ml  i\-y^wi  T.rWi 'M*tl  "There Is no blinking the fact that,,  ln American cities, the annual celebration  of tho Fourth of July has dogenoratcd Into  an  annual nuisance���a    carnival    ot  hoodlumlsm Instead of a festival jit "pa-   _,   trlotism."    This  sentiment is  voiced Jby * l^i "S��j  The Rochester Democrat nnd Chronicle^ 'i^^^^ '  and   Is   echoed  by   newspapers   al'   over.,.��!Kif|yg  the country.    "The prevailing'fashion 'ot ^{M  celebrating Independence Day," remarks-, $&  The Philadelphia Public Ledger, r"is   bar-'dgg  barous. -There isn't a particle of common*  sense  or  fitness  in  it.    It  would   havo an  some meaning  in  China  or  perhaps    in  m  Central Africa.   In olher matters we are,   '���___,.���  past  tho  firecracker   and    tho    tom-tom-. 1   ^-WSjl  stage of civilization.    How. Jong  do^wer',-.   HiSI  propose lo linger theie In this 1" The Chicago  Tribune-,  which  makes  a specialty  of collecting statistics of crime and casualties, has published an estimate of,then '  dead and wounded caused by the havoo-(  of Fourth of July celebrations > Tho re- *  cord this year shows that 52 persons were  killed and S,0C5 In j mod    The loss of property hy fire amounted  lo  $100,025.    The-  New York  Evening Post savs *   "It ap-'  pears that tho cclobi.itlon this year .was  of an exceptionally  destructive    character."    a .    '      .  The Springfield Republican Is leading or  newspaper   crusade   against    Fourth    of,  July   "perversion,"  nnd   offers   somo   definite  suggestions for  a snnor and more ���  appropriate   celcbiatlon   of  the   dav.    It~*  proposes to limit the /'carnival of nolie"  to the morning hours, between four and  nine,   and'to   allow  the   pleasinc-glving  fireworks���"the lockets   the candles,, the ,  brilliant bursting bombs"���to  havo right  of way In  tho/evening     The  afternoon,'  suggests The Republican, might ,bo  de- ,  voted1 to suitable sports and patriotic ex.--  erclses. - '  ' . ri"'1"' 1  ���  '-3|  Am  ijj'j  V i  t*!  ,> l Hi,  it.  ���^'-Al  , /.jijji  .-y**'vl  "i1" . Frenchmen,in-London.   ��� '���"','. i  1   The West End of London has been^for,  the last few days a part of,Paris", says*V jt-\  The London Express.    In Regent street,'-   ^'"  which ought to be called the Boulevard1- y*  du Regent,  one  has   heard  nothing" but-;   {'(  "DIs    done,"    "Oh.r "-"-,  !��,"   flnd", othei-"f {;b  strange    phrases.      Restaurant    keepers - r* \  have Imagined themselves out of the jur-j  'N^..g.;  isdlction of the licensing magistrates, and i *"<"*: Jj  only. remembered   by   a  great   effort   to  / '   **  close at 12 30, and the waiters havo bo-"^  come quite civil when receiving the mod- ,ir  est Parisian' tip  of a  penny. < A  coun-. *  try  clergyman   yesterday   afternoon   became   almost   terrified   after   asking   six v  persons the  way from  Piccadilly  circus , -  to the Royal Academy,' and receiving- th*   .. ��rg|B  polite answer, "Mille pardons, monsieur,   '^i-ijsfl  je ne puis pas parler anglais."   But per- ">j.- c?J)  haps   the  most  striking  feature-of   the^.j / /v=0  French'conquest has beonithe neat, blue- r r , *��  coated Frenchman selling Le Journal at 1V     ^jijl  frequent Intervals from Shaftesbury ave-'���"���'���5^  nue to Oxford  circus.    They haverbee��^-~, "*�����!  brought   here   by   the   enterprising, pro- v -  prietors  of  tho  Pails   paper, ' and    tho .v\  copies they receive about 4 in the after-     <  noon   are   sold   at  tho    ordinary    Pari��    /  prices., The men speak no English ; they   *���  do not need it.   Every passing policeman^   ti  politely says "Bon jour," and the natlvo.*   ���<  newspaper sellers show llielr feeling for   ,-  the-entente cordlale by patting them on.^.   i  the back and shouting "Good old France." ,?,  "How do you like London ?" one of th^^f'-  camelots  was  asked.    "Oh,1 c'est.magnl-     -������  flque; les anglais sont bons garcons. Vive-' -J ~  l'Angleterre !"  was the  repiv.    "Bravo ;  ,'ear, 'ear���" added his neighbor, a griny  gentleman" selling   souvenirs,   andv they-  both went round the corner to find how^1  "la blero anglaise" tasted. , *-     ?  ���J-'t  Taken at his Word.  '  I'M  -1   s��;|  *   *   ���  ;i  .' Pa-wott Bteedcm���Brother ',Gotrox, I^-'^l  have callorl to ask you to subscribe fifty, >";?Vf|  doUara to our missionary fund. -Brother'-**'���'Jll  missionary _   _  Gotrox���Well���er���I'll   t/liink   it'    oyer,,  and    "Ah, Brother Gotrox, he give*  twice who gives quickly, you know.*j  "Does, eh? Well, here's twenty-five dok  lars quick! Twice twenty-five is fifty, t  believe. Glad to accommodate you��-  Good-dMrl" , ..  At  fb|  lA.*f  The Only Way.   ^  "Have you lived heie long ?" asked tha  stranger.  "Well," replied the lank gentleman who  l   (  -a.  ���>M  Teleph-oniag -niroui**)i >ea Water.  'The sue'eess thai has attended the recent attempts in England to establish  a -practical system of telephonic communication    without   wires    between  ships at a distance from each other,  serves to recall the fact that about two  yeara ago An Ama.*ica.n inventor,  Dr.  JSrnest Huber. secured  tlie assistauco  of -the United States .government in the  projection of a series ot experiments  in deep sea  telephoning.    For   somo  reason the eaqperi merits were not made  but -the  device  promised   well.    Tho  sound   waves    passing   through     tfho  .water caused metal strips to vibrate,  and  the  vibrations   were  transmitted  by wires to microphones, which greatly Intensified theai. An Indicator showed the intensity oC the sound, and gsrvo  an idea of the distance of the objeet  causing fhem.    The direction whence  the sound came could also foe deter*  mined.    Tihe  sounds  within  the ship  were'eliminated, and only extraneous  molses were  recorded.    Sound  waves  could be thrown out in all directions  by the ringing of an electric bell, and  being reflected indicated Icebergs, submerged   wrecks or other  obstructions  ���avea ten miles away.���St. Louis Globe-  Democrat  Innicod  1  you'd expect  a  here."  The Use or Ether ln Sorcery. ''  The discovery of anaesthesia is due  to Dr. Crawford W. Long, of Georgia, ^  iwho in 1842 performed a surgical op-,  eration upon James M.  Venable,  Dr.'  Long having first rendered the patleni  insensible to pain by the application of  ether. Two or three years later Messrs..  Wells, Jackson and Morton began thehr  experiments,   after   which   the   anaesv  i/hetic properties of ether and. chloco..  (<form rapidly became known, f  Thev Tlclit to Conquer.  !An Anglicized Japanese says of tho.  national air of Japan: "It is indescrib.  able. I have heard nothing so much  like lt as your 'Dead March in Saul'���  it Is that sort���terrible and solamu. And  then the Japanese soldieis do not fear  death. They don't think about it'  They go to tight and conquer. Thi>  men favor the religion of the Samurai.-  (Which is to do right and leave your,'  self in the hands of your Creator.'*  -i  "f  He���I think she uears a very short  golfing skirt. Slu���'.\ ell, why shouldn't  she? She has a c-i i-t right. He���������-Her  left looks all ���     ,.. -oo.  He���Now look as if you were being  kissed.   She���Before or after?���"Life."  Results from common soaps r  eczema, coarse hands, ragged  clothes, 'shrunken   flannels.  REDUCES  Ask ftr ��w ��steaaa 8a?  *23 :. -''  J ���*     *     i  - r- b     "-;;,        '<  i      i".    ,,\   '"������  --��� i   ,< .   ,  .    iv^1-.,-'.'  b  i.i"-- ���  1 ���/  It  4b J'  "V.i,  * ^"  ,   i-^*.-'i  <*'���.*.���������  |b  ,  ' -c-  5/V  V  ATI.IX     B.  C.,    SATURDAY,    OCTOBER 3,     1903.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  tl'iurch al Kngltiutl.*       ,  1 St. M-ufcui'i. Churuh, cor. Thlid and Trainer clrarti. tiuiiday t,(-rvioo��, Mutius lit II u.  <��., hicntonff 7:110 p. 111. Celuhrutioii of Holj  Communion, 1st SiukIu.v in each month uml  ,>u K|mf ml occimoiis. Siiiuliiy Suliool, .S1111-  Juj .t*. d i>. 111. Comniltti'o .Mooting';, Ut  I'tllll* III}  III cuoli IllOlltll. ��  Kuv. 1". L. Kteiilieir.oti, ltoctut.  tH iimliew's I'l-cliytui iun Clitnuli hold  <or\'lci'�� In the Cliiu/jh on Suuutul Stroot.  Uoriilng sorvleii ut Jl I'W'iilny suiwco 7:'.i<J  KuiiiIh) School ut tlio close of tlio 11101111111;  '.TMli-e. Kpv. ll.Turklngtou, Miui-.lr-i. K1011  K-ift.lm-; Koom.ti) w liiuli nil 111 o wijlcuinc.  NOTICE is hcicby given that the  undersigned is going out of'business on the 10th inst. All debts  due by him will be promptlyvpaid  on  presentation  and  all   accounts  d Mrs. A.' B.   Taylor and family, ��wi��S to  h'im   inust be Pai^ b>' 'tbe  10th inst. Geo. E. Hayes, '  Kootenay   Hotel/ Atlin,   B. C,  October ist, 1903.'  , ,      -  1 Bicycles for lent���bicycle rcpaii-  jng���Pillman & Co.  The last  t:in - from" Atlin of lhe  ���*��� t f  1 Scotia this foil will not be later  ihan Monday, November 2nd;- so  says the Supeiintendenl  Mr .Harridan, of the Ross-T-IigJ  cms Co. anived in town this week.  McDonald's "Grocery make; a  r,.iecially of fresh eggs   and butter.  Mr. Bcnj.C. Wani'clc, of Philadelphia, made a flying ti i(> to Atlin,  arriving by Wednesday's boat und  leaving again on Thursday.  E. .Rosselli, returned on Wednes:  day's boat. '     '  For Fireworks go to E. L. Pillinan & Co.', . large stock suitable  for election night.  The Editor is indebted" to Mr. R.  Grimes of Tagish, for a bunch .of  fine N. W..T. ducks.  Large stock of Domestic and Imported cigars at C. R. Bourne's  Mrs. Frank-Dowling and 'family  an  arrived on' .Wednesday, much to  the delight of our Dominion Tele-  " graph officials who were pictures  -of smiling happiness on the wharf  to meet' the "Scotia" and its  precious cai.qjo.  W. G. ?axton, Notary Public,  intends being in Discovery eveiy  evening. ��� Office a*. Palmer's, opposite Nugget Hall.  The Concert, and Social to be held  at St Andrew's Church on Tuesday  6th Oct 5*; under the auspices ol  the Ladies Auxiliary;aud should  be v.-cll patronized.  A full line of silverware, also  1S47 Rogers table-ware at Jules  Eggert's.  Clients of the Bank of Commerce  will please take note that all cheques not written in iuk will be refused. ^   -'  Mr. J. Turner, Customs collector at Caribou, airived today' and  is at the Royal Hotel.  Kodaks and Fresh kodak supplies at C. R. Bourne's.  Mrs. J. H. Brownlee arrived on  todays boat.  Mr. Rosselli donated $25 to the  F"ire fund iu recognition of lhe valuable service rendered by the brigade at the leceut fire at the Royal  Hotel.  Waller  B.   Smith,   who had his  1  arm amputated recently because of  a gunshot wound sustained while  hunting clucks near Klukwan, is  today reported to have died irom  his wounds. The report, however,  has not been confirmed as we go to  press.  The Vancouver Lacrosse team  was defeated by New Westminster  by ascoie of 'o to 1.  Atlin had its iir.st snowstorm  of  .the season ou Tuesday night.  j, Mr. Jack Wolteis has taken over  the Gold House, Discovery, and  will continue lo run it, as it always  has been run, as :i first class hotel,  rvlis. Stewait, sister ol Mrs. D.  I-I. McDonald, of Atlin, left for her  home in San Francisco, on Thursday las I. She was accompanied by  Miss Jennie McDonald.  Ambassador Dead.  Loudon, Oct. t. --- Sir Michael  Herbert, Biitish ambassador to the  United Slates, died on Senl. 30th.  al Davos Platz, Switzeiland,' ol consumption. His death caused a  shock in official ciiclcs at Washin-  lon. Tlie expicssions. c/i icgret are  univeisal.  Nelson,���Big slide happened at  Frank., Wires all down, and no  pai ticulais obtainable. Not thought  that any loss"of life occuicd.   '  Anvil Cieek, Nome,-has made <a  1 - .it  lecoid for the  largest   nugget'ever  found in the  North.   ,'The nugget  weighs over   180   otiMces    and'is  valued    si $3300.  , The' Pioneei  Mining  Company were  the  lucky  finders,  IRON  STORE,    FIRST   STREET;  ARE  STII.I,   TO   Tin:   I'RONT  IN  Groceries, Dry tioojds, Boots',^ Shoes, Etc.  I T  Tho ,Llne   of   FALL  and   WINTER    GOODS   we   have   plnced   In   Stock  this   week   are   certainly    IlYE *-OPEN ER5  Just see out* shirts and underwear  >   And socks at any pi ice a pair.  Oui urns'and gloves cannot he beat.  Oui boots and shoes so Iriuiaud neat  Cigars and cigarettes to smoke,'  bill seVoui pipes, oh ! my ! " 1  If once you get your e; es on them  ,    You'cannot help but buy *  AT "THE    IRON,   SVOnEt  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  1    ' ��� , ,  AND  ..MANUFACTURING.-Go., limited.   '  KNGINi;i5RS, MACHINISTS, ULACKSM ITIIS, ��fc IKON FOUNDERS.  NOTICE.  OpsiitixtcG Steam I.���um)ky Ih.ixiitio LibiiiiS Powmi PfiiNisuitn to Mills, Mines,  Ir.Tc. Full Link or Kngimjisiis Sui'fi.iaf, & Fittings CAniimn in Stock.  \*'i*--i  1  Dr. J. L Benson, L  Twenty-fivo years' expenoncu.  a:,d  YJm. S. Brown  .S. &D.D.S.  Crown   & Bridge Work, a Specialty.  At   ROYAL   HOTEL,   Atlin,   B.C.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF   GOODS  ELECTRIC    LIGHT    RATES: ��� Installation,   ��3:59 per light.  '"ib ' -  S6 Caskdte Power Incandescent $3:50per month per Sight*  v i  -    .     ' > , V     ' '  vSpccial -Rates foi Arc Lights & JLftrge Incandescent Lights.  <>      "- *> -j' ,  - , Also for Hotels & Public Buildings.  'First Street'  .Atliu.  J.KEEP NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST, MARKET- PRICES.  Wimiesaie   and Retail    . ^  &  j*  DIXOW   BP.OTHERS,   Proprietors  Free.  Pool   & 'Billiards,  * j  y "*                                                                   ^  Freighting and Teaming. &    ���' Morses and Sleighs for Hire.  Sasss.  Johnstone,   Prop.  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.  \2DSrC   ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS-  The following Sailings  are  an  nounced       for      the    months    of  September   and " October,   leaving  Skagway at 6 p.m., or on arrival  of the train :  Pkincess May  Amur  Sept. 18  Sept. 14  29  -  m     24  Oct.   9  Oct.   5  M         19  ��.    15  .,         29  ,>   26  Wholesale   and -  Retail    Bucher.  FIRST   STREET,,   ATLIN,   B.   C.  Muirheadl's   Photographs   Lead.  For further information, apply or  wiite to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  ' '1  Dredge,    Hydraulic    and    Placer   Views,  1 I  ^^L^x^iwt^CiiMwriy ViU!i*ajj tai' \\Mjmpffw*���*

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