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 l(- '  ����  ATLIN'S DANflER?.  On ..Boundary    Sustains   all  American Contentions  /  Exeepting1  The Portland   Canal���  1    Canadian        Commissionors,  " Alesworth and^ Jotte   Refuse  ' to Sign the Decision.  i  I'-.  h .���  London, Oct. 17th .��� The Alas,  knu Bound-u*v Commission reached  '       '  .     *3*   ,' '  a decision'* today. Ameiicain* contentions all sustained excepting the  Portland canal which goes to ��a-  .r'.uU The decision places lhe*Canadian outpost in the upper waleis  of the Chilkal nverin British teiri-  tor\; the Porcupine and Glacier  iu American ten itoiy. The bound-^  ary line will run througli the White  and Chilcoot Passes '  The Daily Alaskan sa\s that the  decuion,gives to Canada Revilla  Gigedo/lsU* iid,' Ketchikan, Metlah-  kalU,'and.othei  places.    ,We  dio-  . agree���uiih them," and lake, it ^that'  the line will suit at the.so'ulli  end  -of Prince of Wales Island, thence  to entrance of PoitlanH 'Canal, -aiid  ' then northerly.'crossiiig the Stickeen  at abouts 132 deg. lot gitude- thus  placing   all the laud",mentioned   by1  7,Th*e Alaskan 111 Ameiieau territciryv  To; the .Editor Atlin Claim,        ,  \  Deal Sir,  1     '      1  A condition today   con-  fionts the people of the Pine Creek  Valley aud the city c-f Atlin, which  is the most seuous in its histoiy, a  condition which may. at  anv' time  devastate the entile valley aud sweep  Atliu into the lake.,  Theie is being  constiucted"at the otiilcVol Surprise  Lake a'dara, which  is intended'to  bring Sin pi ise Lake  to  a  level  of  two feet above  high, water  mark,  Surprise "Lake is about/21   miles  long and vane, from yz mile 0,2^  miles wide and has a fall ol 900 feet  iutoAAlin Lake ttiroiigl^Pinecieek,  The enormous body of water which  such a dam would impound is scarce  Inconceivable,' and  the  structure  should be one of great strength and  durability. ' But apparently with an  utter disregard to the lives and pio-  perty which are  being jeopardized,  the   rprotnoters-   of the    dam  aie  building a structure, from logs  aud  thing foi the disliict, but I insist as  e\ery light minded public spuited  citizen should. That this dam be  built secuiel.v and that the best en-  gineei the Government can obtain  be sent to stipei vise its construction  Man*, men have theii little all in  Pine'Cieek vallej ; lai-;e amountsof  capital have baen biought in to  open up and ^develop the camp.  The property and lnes,of fiese  people must be protected "from the  rapacity, gieed'and carelessness of  men who aie selfish enough to ddopt  a penny wise and pound foolish policy in the construction of a stiuct-  ttre, which is a fearful menace to  tlie,entire community. ���  William J. Robinson.  Mr  Wilkinson, engineer for   the  Pine Cieek Flume Co.,  says -"The  ,water will be iai*-ed about one   foot  abo\e high" water mark; the dangei  ofthe dam breakingis uuhkeh, aud  1 '1 *  even so it   would - simply   mean  a  freshet a foo't deeper in the channel  than the oidmary yearly flood The  GoldCommissio'*ei repented to-the  Government, sometim-'ago, regard-  Dry,  Weather   and Trouble ,lWith  Tailing's Responsible lor Very  Heavy Expenses���Manager's'  1 View of the Situation. ���  'fflluirhead*��  f&sarasshs   'Le&d. ������  McKee; Creek  Atlin1 Mining "Company Pays  Royalty, on $50:000.  The opeiatious ofthe Atlin Mining Co came to an unexpected close  when   the  thermometer   registered  8 below zero on September 30th last  and as a consequence some 1100 ft.  oi boxes have not been cleaned up.  The season's  work, shows  McKee  creek at the head of the  list,  as  a  gold producer and, notwithstanding  the large loss incurred by the  10b-  beiy. the Atlm Mining Co. will pay  royalty 011  $5��*��oo;  tbis  reb"h  is  eminently   satibfaclcry,   especially  when one considers  the  shortness  ofthe season aud lhe gieat scarcity  ofwatei, which was felt by all operating  iu  the  district.    The  Atlin  Mining Co. .started  work  on   May  29th and on June Sth the great freshet washed out both bedrock flumes,  and caused a delay ol 10 days at the  best part of the <*eason.    The snow  fall of last wintei was exceptionally  light, and  the   unprecedented  hot  we..thei 011 the 6th of July caused  it nearly all to go off in a flood, doing great damage on every creek in  the district.    Mr Fetherstonhaugb,  manager for The Atlin Mining Co.,  said that had it not bees for the  reservoir, he would have had to close  down in July.  Dredge,   Hydraulic 'and    Placer' Views,  loose stones, about S feet  wide,  on  the muck and gravel > without  any  excavation to speak of at a cost approximately of$6,000 suchastttic-  ture is absolutely inadequate lo restrain  such  an  immense  body  of  water and bold it for any time, and  should the dam break a fearful loss  of life and  destruction  of property  would unquestionably be the result.  The memory  of the Johnstown  flood is still fresh in  many minds,  the dam there which brought such  death and destruction was  only   10  acres in area, but 6000  people aud  millions of dollars worth of property  was sacrificed  when it broke.  Think of a body of water like Surprise Lake turned loose in Pine Valley and imagine the  result.     I  do  not object to these men building  a  dam, I want to see a dam built because T believe  il   will  be  a  good  ing government supervision.  When the dam is finished il will  be found to be perfectly safe; no one  other than the company and the  Gold Commissioner are a"'are ofthe  actual details of construction which  is at present only in its preliminary  stage."  PUBLIC    MEETING  A public meeting will be held in  Dixon's Hall tonight, to consider  the advisability of protecting the  public interest in foreshore "if any"'  NOTICE  A Meeting of the Liberal Conservatives will be held iu the Nugget  Hall Wedesday Oct. 28 at 8.**o p.m  Business:    To elect officers.  i 1* 1       1  Mi! Henry  M.aluin, ma'nagci lor^ v  the Societe Minieie de la Colorable*"-_  Br'itaninque, Bouldei Creek, 111   an  inteiview with our Editor, sa*,s.    *  "The dry season has been aseveie  handicap to  our hydraulic  opera-  tions;*we>opeiied up a large "pit and  washed  about' 25000 yards of dnt.   "���  The season's expenses  were  \ery    <  high; all boulders had to  be  handled, (when  water  is  plentiful  they  will go  thiough   the' flume.) > We  employed   25 men   all through the  woiking season.     I do  not" think  that   we   had  an * average' of 200  inches of water during the sumniei,  and all the tailings, from theinn-ers    ^  abo\e^>weie dumped 'into that  and  sent down to us, to such.an  extenL  that it was useless at times to try1 to  use the;water on our own gravel, it     '  being taxed to its'" fullest  carrying  capacity befoie reaching fus.     We  ������  expect^  since'we  started proceedings in the courts, an abatement  of  J ' 1 ' ���     -i  the tailings nuisance; and we;hope  to be able to^.work our 'pjroperty ~aiv  a good profit^of course'the.ground  has to be \ery'rich to'reriay us  foi  ~ �����  -i 3. *���    *��� ������-*�����  alUhe money and timeTost in the  labl two' seasons.ldue'principally to  inter lerruce with our work by tailings from workings above us.���We  have waited to establish our rights  on the Cieek until this year, in order to give all possible show' to  those who located early to work out  their creek claims. The creek-bed  above us" is* worked out today and  also a consideiable yortion of the  benches. We do not intend to allow those who located back benches  long after we were there; to bury  us with tailings; aud who failed to  either obtain a water right or 'provide for a dump; trusting to good  luck, providence or "the French  Company"   to furnish    them with  both.  We have acquired, during the  present year a considerable number  of claims audi have taken options  on several othcis. This winter 25  to 30 men will be drifting on our"  property and I anticipate good results. Mr. J. Fall will be manager  for our Company this winter.  Our clean-up was nearly as good  as last year's, and consideiingL the  conditions, I am more than satisfied with the geneial lesult."  <Ed.���This inteiview with Mi.  Maluiu is published without prejudice, and piescnts only the company s side ot the case; these columns are always open to the public  and any fair non-personal and signed communication will be inserted  in the "Claim" foi the common  cood.  ' >T  fi ,���  MERE'S- ������ '  Manager More Than Satisfied ��� /  ���With Season.s Returns. ,-  '-J9  V   ���    *  '" *,-,*���  r   J*  if  ������"  .  "*      ��� <��  v/< V     *  r  1 * n"  1    e     tr  1 r- ���. -*���       tl  fl  -v4 '****  * -ii  8  ��� ^y/*"* l  ��M>m>��viiwv 1'*^* *  n ****t*~*r*n.i ^n.m.vi^-iMAiAWHWI'Jnf cH&&Alf**'>t" '<*  I, "���  I  li  <,  J ���*.*  4  i  XMIWMIMMU^AMAM^Mm  The Divine Method of   ���  Making a Useful Man.  r 9   " Rev. Andrew llageman,   Collegiate Church, New York City.  O  ^fWWAWMWMIAVA|l  For mine eye*; have seen 11)0 Kins, the  told  ol. Hoots.���Isaiah,  vi.,  6/  .    _ . ' oitement  or' a   generally   overwrought  nave gamed it by their vision of God, condition of the system causes one ol  by their conception of the holiness of the  tiny vessels  to 'give  way    in   the  His character    and   'surroundings,    by brain, and paralysis sets  in.      A case  their sense of_ their own unfitness and of  apoplexy  should always   be   distin  unworlhiness in His sierhl���yes, by the guished  from   one  ef  syncope  by  the  conscious  touch  of  divine  love  which paralysed state of the  bird lor    some  has cleansed their lips  and    saiv tiled time   before  it   dies,  the    head   being  their lives  and  made  them  willing ta often twisted round, the bird blinking  do service for  Him  cheoi fully at  ITis its   eyes   as  though it  could    see  bul  will.    Let all,  theiefore,  take at once could not see straight.     On' the othet  one look at Him in whom God reveals hand,     syncope���fat.il    fainting���is    a  Himself and live.  'The setting of this vision of Isaiah  is within the walls of the Temple. The  Lord as lie appears to- him fills the  place with His glory and shakes the  pobtb iliereoi wan uie gicuness oi  H.is power. Aiound aud above this  enthroned one stood or floaled in the  air seraphim, glov.nig with the gloiy  and possessed ol the purity of then  3_ord and celebrating iu testimony the  praises of Jchovaii's holiness and  power.        *���    *  What was the effect upon Isaiah ol  ���witnessing such a vision of the divine  glory and lighicousness? Exactly the  same as has always been and always  will be when any man sees God. Ills  own sins and the sms of his people  Isaiah saw use mountain high aud pass  in vivid panorama beloic his eyes.  Dreadlul condition, you say, to be in.  ITruIy awful lo remain theie." But that  God of purity, and love read between  the lines of His servant's sclf-abhor-  , rence and self-helplessness a desire to  do what he had not the power to perform, >and quick as thought one of  those seraphs obedient lo the divine  will took a living "coal from off the  allar and* touched, therewith the prophet's lips, purifying them, ^nvigoiat-  ing them with a power to speak not  possessed belore. What was the le-  ��� cult ?'Henceforth LIsaiah is a new man,1 *"pect.  ���a renewed man���verifying the fact  in a peculiar sense that "no man can  see the face of God and live" as he  lived before. 'Jehovah has errands of  snercj not only for seiaphim to perform,but foi men among men. "Whom  shall I send ?" says the Lord as the  triune God took'counsel within hearing of Isaiah concerning His people  Israel's welfare. Ay, noble, blest, sanctified man that he now is, Ins sins  pardoned and foi given, Isaiah boldly  steps forward and says, "Heie am I;  send me." Saved, blessed, used, and 'a  blessing to others. No wonder that  Isaiah was afterward used of God to  prophesy some of the sweetest, most  loving prophecies concerning the coining Christ, the patient, suffering, sympathizing, mighty  Redeemer.     <  This tlienie, therefore, plainly indicates to us that Isaiah's experience  may be ours, and that to see ' more  of,'God ag He is vvill lead us on and  ����p into just such enjoyments of usefulness. Oh ! to study tTTis" Book of  'His revealed thought and will more  faithfully/ to listen attentively to the  experiences of older ones who have  loved and trusted in. the promises of  God all their days1 and have never been  disappointed, to see the glory of God  Emanating from the lives of faithful  parents and obedient children, to witness the vital power' of a truly consecrated life���the vision of God in a human soul, lhese are revelations which  God gives to every one of us of Himself���God manifested in human flesh  like our own. And then to see Jesus  "as He is revealed in His Word���the divine human Christ, living for a generation of years in this world of sin, battling with its toils and cares and hardships and sorrows as you and I have  to do and yet never murmuring, suffering the slights and the meanness and  the oppression 'and the overbearing of  His fellow-men without ever resenting  one such injustice;   enduring the pains  "For while this look your "tins displays  In  aill  their blackest hue;   ���.  Such it the myslc-iy of Kra.ce,  It seals your paidon,   too.      ^  For the Farmer.  There are hens in every flock that  do not lay enough eggs lo pay for  their board. There aie individual licna  hi these same flocks that do the bulk  of the laying. Economy comes in by  breeding from the heavy layers, and  (jetting rid of the  inferior stock.  Of all the senseless practices in tha  caie of hoises none is to be critici/.cd  more1 severely than that of watering  Llie horses immediately after feeding;  them 'grain* G've them their water before feeding and the causes of colic  will be very largely removed. Give  them their yvater before feeding, and  they vvill get very much better results"  from their rations, especially the grain.  It is. time there was a ladical change  in the treatment of hoises in this rev  matter of a few moments.     The bird  is apparently well, but after some ui>  usual  piece  of  exeition  it  falls  down,  and is dead before il can be picked up  There is practically no cure for eithei  of these troubles; the one is loo sudden      altogeiher, and    the  othei���the  brain   trouble,   apoplexy���is   likely   to  recur.     Often a bird will have an apo*  i plectic seizin e,  and will  slov ly reoov-  I cr, but until it is very carefully look  ed   after   and   never  allowed   lo   over-  ' feed  itself,  the tiouble is sine  to  te  cur.    1    always   advise    fancurs, vhen  they have had a case or two  of sud,  den   death   among   their   poultry,     lo  take  it as a warning and  teduce    the  food    allowance    and    Ireat    them  as  though   they   had  liver   complaint���b\  I saline   aperients   and   by   giving   them  I some work to do to earn their living.  j This is always safe, and its adoption in  ' time  will  often  prevent  more  serious  trouble.���W. M. 'Freeman in Farm and  Home (Eng).  Ropy Milk.  Concerning the trouble, which n  caused by an outside germ which gets  into the milk after it is di awn," r Prof.  Farrington recommends the following':���  The best way to ovcrcome'this tiouble is to carefully wash the cow's uddci  and brush her legs, aftei wauls diymg  both with a clean towel; then the milker'.should wash his hands, thoroughly  steam the pail into which he milks, and  after throwing away the first sti earns  pf milk drawn, milk the cow with dry  hands into this clean pail. The milk  should be protected as caiefully a3  possible fiom dust and then sliaincd  into the cans in which it is to be  transported or in which it is set foi  cream rising. The strainer cloth,  carrying cans and separator, if one is  used, should be given an extra washing  and scalding in order to. destroy any  of 'these germs which liave been tlie  cause of the ropy milk. - There is  no 'doubt that this tiouble may be .overcome in this way, and the success  one has in doing it will depend entirely on how carefully he ptotects the  milk from the germs, which must get  into the milk after it is drawn from  the cow, .,     i,'  Cures For Ivy Poison.  Carbonate of soda dissolved in hoi  water, making a very strong solution,  will frequently cure at once if it can'  be applied at the very earliest symptom of poisoning. Salt, in hot water  will sometimes relieve when soda doel  not Other simple country cures are  a strong lye made from wood ashes)  sassafras tea, made as strong as possible,   and* lime   water.     A   doctor's  Weighing a Thought.  Professor "W. G. Andcison of Yale Unl-  fveisity lately succeeded in piacticnlly  -weighing the, result ot a thought's action. A studentMvas placed on a  "inuscle-bcd," poised on a. balance  bo that - iho center of giavlty of  his body was exactly over its"*-center.  iWhcn he was set to solving mathematical problems, the inci cased weight' of  blood at liiei head.changed his center 'of  giavity and caused nil immediate* dip of  tho bnl'ince.to'that side. Repeating the  multiplication' table of nines caused  gieaLer'displaccmciit than lcpeating the  table of fives, and, in guiicial, 'that displacement'grew greater with gi eater intensity of thought. Canying the experiment fiuthcr, the experimenter had tho  student imagine himself going through  leg-gymnastics." 'As he peifoimcd. the  feats mentally,' one by one, the blood  flowed to the limbs in sufficient qtianti-  tios to tip the'balance accoicling to tho  movement thought of. By puiely mental action the center oi gravity of tli*  'body was shifted four mche3, or a��(  much as by raising the doubled arms  above the shoulders. These experiments  jyere repeated on a huge nurnber'of students, with  tho same  results. -  To test still fui tiler the -nasi r-ring influence of mind over muscle, tko'strengtb  of the right and the left aims oi^ eleven  young men was registered. The average  strength of 'the right arms was one hundred and eleven pounds.; of the left arms,  ninety-seven pounds.,. The men practised  special exercises with" the right hand only  for one week. Test3 of both arms were"  again made, and, *\hilo the average  strength of the right arm had increased  six pounds, that of the unexercised left  arm had increased seven pounds. This  showed cleaily that tlie brain action connected with the gymnastics' developed  not only the muselc3 put in action, but  also other muscles controlled by the  same portion of the brain. . This could  only come about by sending blood and  nervous force to the proper parts by  purely mental action. Professor Anderson says of .the results:  "I can prove by my muscle-bed that  the important .thing in all exercises is  the mental effort put forth. I can lie  down on this muscle-bed and think of a  jig, and though apparently my feet do  not move, and actually the muscles are  not active, tho muscle-bed sinks toward  >my feet,'showing that there has been n  "   " '       and  it is lovely I So much lovelier and greater than I had ever thought or imagined.  I am surprised and overjoyed. I had  never thought there was such difference  and variety in the appearance of things  Coming home I was really overwhelmed  as we rushed past the green field-* and  trees.'" '  Carruth learns every moment. lie says  that' he often dreamed that he would see  the world, but he ncver.imagined it-us it is.  Ho had no idea there were so many people on eaith. Carruth is in a^curious fix  with his neighbors. He knows them all  by the sound of their voice. In his  blindness they called to him and he replied, but now wlien he sees them he is  unable to recognize them ��� until they  speak.  c       '   ' Papa's Idea.  .Lord LUUeca&h   (lovingly)���You   are  my soul. ^     ,   '  1 lidith���Ye3; I told papa that. "Oh,  what did he say?" "Said you didn't earn  enough to keep your soul and 'body together."���"Judge."    *  A cynic is a man who is rude to oneself. A wit i3 a man who is rude about  other people. . ���  A man to whom illness was chronic  When told that he needed a tonic,  ,   Said, "Oh, doctor, deiu,  Won't you please make it beer?"  "No, no," said the doc, "Hint's Teutonic."  "Jones is a conscientious fellow."  "What makes you think so?" "I watched  him play solitti'iic for two hours lust*  'night, and lie never cheated once."���'  Biooklyn-'-Lilc."  "Remember, boys," said ,thc teacher,  "that in'the blight lexicon of youth  there's no such void as 'fail.'" Afier a  few - moments a boy raised his hand.  "Well, what is it, Socrates?" asked the  teacher. "1 was mcicly going to suggest," leplied the yomtgslci, "(hat if such  is the case it would bo advisable to'write  to the publishers of that lexicon and call  their attention to the omission."���Tho  .'LWasii.", " .l,        \.  "Pa, what's an auto-da-fe? "Ask youi  uncle Billy; he know* more about the  JFrench. machines than I do."       . _,  Reasons Why. ,      '  A correspondence has been taking place  in an exchange'with regaid to the rca  son. why men don't go  to church, and  as.we know something about it, we beg  to offer the following additional reasons:  Because the church won't come to  tbem. < . '  ���   Because the missus goes theie.  Because'they want to smoke.  Because they are not allowed to show  their new hats.   ' *   ,        * j-  1    Because they cannot stand a man hay  'ing all*the conveisation to himself.  Because they want exercise.   .  Because they want rest.   ' .   , * _  Because it reminds them of their ved  ding-day;. ^  How did She Know? -  Mrs. Tomkins���Yes,' my dear, -Mrs  JorJdns"is very badly bred. I passed  her yesterday in the street, and she  turned round and loqke'd after me fou/  times. ,  Not Transparent.  ed, scorned, crucified, and never open-' relief from the terrible itching.  ing His lips save to breathe a prayer       Another lotion is made from carbc-n-  ��(u,m�����'.., ;��� u���u���h ���<��� tr;��� ������,=���_   ate of zinc one-half ounce, lime-water  and glycerine  each  two ounces,    hoi  excessive poison use a salve made by  cutors. Who can contemplate such a  life of holiness���your exemplar and  Inine���without standing in awe ? Seeing God thus perfectly manifested in  a human life, how our little selves sink  into insignificance I If ever you see  God as manifested in Jesus Christ, as  evidenced in the lives and conduct of  Christians, as revealed in His written  Word or displayed in the wonders of  nature and of Providence, then you too  will prostrate yourself, as Isaiah did, in  humility, in cclf-abhoircnccin self-hclp-  kssness. For to sec God is to hate  all sin. Such a view of God's holiness  and such a touch of His forgiving love  result in the consecration of a man's  life and the warming of his heart into  boiling yellow dock root in lard,  Where there is abrasion of the skin  end the poison is spreading from the  discharge, use a lotion made by boiling  the stalks and leaves of tall blackberry bushes in water. Use this lotion  to bathe the affected parts ; it _ is a  sure remedy. Never use the liquid,  cloths or salve a second time, as that  only tends to spread the poison ; use  fresh cloths and destroy the others.  Washing in strong salt water after exposure to the ivy is a preventive.  this    mental     stiu ulus.'  Biooks, hi "Suceej".1'  Sudden Death.  I  am   frequently  asked   to   explain  sympathetic obedience toward all tliitijcs \ mysterious  cases  of sudden death oc-  which God would have him do. So that   curring in  the   poultry  yard,  and�� in  when God wants a messenger to send   thc major*ly 0f cases the inquirers have  responds,  a suspicion of foul play.     It very rare-  He Receded His Sight.  A story of a man blind from birth and  who can now we, is told by a London  "Daily Mail" correspondent. It was on  April 24 that John Oariuth left his home  at Qroft Head, Bridge of Weir, for the  Glasgow Ophthalmic Hospital, where the  operation which gave him his sight was  performed, "The lhst face lie saw was  that of Dr. Stewart. He did not know  what it was at ilrst, but when the doctor  spoke ho knew that what he was looking  at must be a face. It was like a dream.  'I was bewildered,' said Carruth; all  was so beautiful.' Then the day after the  operation. That was the day the bandages were removed. Then Carruth beheld the first wom'iu he had ever seen.  Hho was Nurse Mellor. 'I knew sho was  a woman because her faco was pale and  smooth. I,was too long in seeing Pi.  Ramsay. I should like to have seen In.**  face first." ,  "No words were too goofl for  JNuise,  or for all tho nursea.   And his mother I  Lawyer Bullyrag���Sir/you have stated  under oath that this man had the appearance of <a gentleman. Will you be  good enough to tell the jury how a  gentleman looks, in your estimation?  Witness���Well���or���a gentleman looks  ���er ���* ,  Lawyer Bullyrag���I don't want any of  your "ers," sir;"and remember that you  are under oath. Can you see in this  court room any person that looks like ft  gentleman? *  Witness (with sudden asperity)���1  could if you would stand out of the way  You're not transparent, ,���'  There are very ' few cleansing operations in which Sunlight  Soap cannot be _ used to, advantage. ! It, makes the' home ��� bright  and clean. ',     jjj  _��� Helping the Little Chap.  The Boer Commandant who had charge  ol the British prisoners taken after the;  battles of Glencoo, Dundee arid Nicholson's Nek, on (joint; his round at midnight on one occasion was astounded to'(  see a British soldier acting as, Boer  senlinol over the prisoners.       ' ���  ��� He paced up and down tho since oC  his limited vigilance, with his rlflo carried in tiuo sentinel style, and on meeting tho amazed command int. calmly saluted and reported, "Alt right, sir." In  reply to the commandant, "Tommy'' prave.  tlio following extraordinary explanation.  IIo said : "Well, sir, this- liete poor 111-  tlo chap" (pointltiR to the sleeping foim  of a Boer lad ill teen yeais old) "was?  dog thed, foi want o' sleep arlor lv,o  nights* of rtoofy. 1 lakes pity on tho llt-  tlo chap, an'i J says. Taj ok 'etc, you'ro  regular done up, you are. that's sartin.  ���You give me your llllo and tako a bit o'  sleep, an' I'll do sonlry-fto for.you, t  will. Honor bright! I won'l do nothln'  wrong, blow mo If I do! So tho Jlttlo  ch.ip wont off. It's all right, air; don't  blame him;   ho's,only a kid!"���"V.C."  This Woman is Unhappy^  SHE SNORES  her breath is bad, because of Catarrh  It is a mercy to tell her tlisit ������,������_���  DR. AGNEW'S CATARRHAL POWDER  will nurely Cure her.'-  - , Some remedies, are quack���Agnevv s  cure is quick. *  ' Her life is in danger trom Pulmonary  disease, which bo inevitably follows  Chronic Catarrh.    "  This cut e complete only costs EOcts. a  bottle. Relief instantly and the patient  stays cured. '  It not only soothes; it heals. Colds  ,and Acute Catarrh relieved, ani headache cured in ten minutes ,     *  .  <, George "Cowls, of KolU'i-lxxck &  Baker, Sliamokin, Pa., -writes:  >  -, "I have ubed a great many Catarrh,  remedies and ha.ve never h.ul any i elicf  until I used one'box of Dr. Agncw's Ca-  ' tarrhal Powder, which cured mo <*"'���'' l  had been troubled with Catat rh tor fifty  years.   I am 60 yeai s old.     <         DR. AGNEW'S HEART CURE  keeps the heart going, which keeps the  nerves toned, which set stomach and  liver and the whole system in order;  and that's tho right way and tha onlv-  way to do it. * *     15  ...        . ..     ,        ,          ,                 r ii                   ������             .               . Witn  wnat   oniouon   ne   ��i'"��-'  their spiritual systems because of the how j,mprjscd fa0mc people are to learn ���'\a   *   h          h      ��X kind of  conflict between duty and inclination ! ,,      fJ     }            y       cotnmo0 ���J �����               d,      ,ghe cal  y*yL "^'^.^"L0LH'E"5 incident among.poultry.     Yet it is so ^V��A "*" are ??'  he promptly and cheerfully  ''Here am I: send me." . .    . - , ,,   .   .. ���.  What a "cure-all" such a vision is ' ly happens, however, that the post  tor thc diseased ones who aie sullcring mortem examination reveals any rca.  from   thc   fever   which   is   iaging    in    soll for this suspicion; and it is curiouj j or tor "jj^^jf���- ^poko"oT'the  '"���   ' '    ' *���" '���" ���--*   '. of surprised  came to tho  He is and as He ought to be adored _domostic pouitry arc very prone to     on?���    Well   x'had ^pcep at her. side-  and trusted and served would sUcncc hcait tr���uble, but that is not the case '      "  "-'-���"  forever all such conflict ot thought and WJlil W1]��j b;rc*s. jt vcry rarely hap-  would inspire with a -ccal in service pe_ls t'lclt a wjid bird dies suddenly,  which ia undying. Try this as a spc- VVhat is the reason of this? Is il  cific for Sabbath morning drowsiness ,I0t t0 j)e found in thc fact that wilfl  and weariness born of a too close and a birds living under more natural con-  too constant touch with the world's dilions than domestic poultry���nevci  work and see if it docs not draw you overcrowded, and consequently nevel  to the blessed employments of thc Sab- under an unhealthy condition of body  bath  Day with  a  greater intensity of ���arc  ft subject to    the    condition!  which 0ive rise to   cases    of sudden  death. ... *  There are two principal causes ol  sudden death in poultry: the one apoplexy���effusion of blood on the brain;  the other ��� syncope���fatal fainting���the  Lord of Hosts ? Go to the homesTf iitSn^frh mmS' the ��-  thi. or of any city or town or hamlet; J^^ *��^"00"^ over-feeding.  u-d you will find that the men and ^^^^ inordinately fat, its  women of power^of love, of burning �����, ������ ���cnot act propcriy) and its  jonflecr^tion for Chmt, arc those whpM^ng^        sluggish!     Sudden ex,  Jove than any which compels you    to  take up your daily engagements.  And then as to all aggressive work  Sor Christ, where is -the inspiration and  power like that which comes to a man  whose eyes  have  seen  thc  King,  thc  An Eccentric Man's Funeral.,  o -  The will of Captain W. F. Norton,  Louisville's eccentric capitalist and landed proprietor, who died recently at Cor-  onado Beach, contains a clause in which  the deceased made these provisions for  fiis funeral, and which is t*uit�� as eccentric as that of thc late S. J. Major oi  Ottawa: "That no services of a religious  character ho held; that a special train  of Pullmans he chartered to take his remains from Louisville���'where he has for  so long been buried alive'���to Cincinnati;  that the buffets of tho cars bo well  stocked with good things to cat and  drink, in order'that his friends do not  thirst or hunger; that while the remains  are being cremated at Cincinnati an orchestra render a programme of popular  and seh'ot music." The programme is attached to tho will, and it is stipulated  that when an intermission is reached the  friends ask the orchestra to join then*  "in dunking my bon voyage."  Soldier and Consol.  A question of military etiquette has  arisen In Melbourne. Sir Malcolm Mc-  *0acharn, the head of a large Anglo-Australian firm, is the Major-of a Scottish,  regimant In that city, and he has accepted  the post of Consul .for Japan. Are the  two positions compatible? Sir John Forrest, the Commonwealth Minister of Defence, thinks not. lie doubts very much,  whether Lord Roberts would allow any  British officer to act as Consul for tin-  other nation. On his altontion being;  called to the,case of Dr. C.*S. Ryan, vrhj  Is Consul for Turkey in Melbourne, and,  who holds the rank of Colonel as principal medical officer of tho Victorian,  forces, Sir John remarked that the case*  of a non-combatant was entirely different. Dr. Ryan accompanied Otnun l-'asnai  to Plevna and had many adventures during the famous siege. He wears *"�����  Turkish orders and the war medal.  two-  The Playful Czar.  ways and asked her how many wrinkles  she had .on her brow. Then sho said,  joyfully, "You can see. How can you  tell? Can you count them?" I cou d not  see aye enough for that, but I could see  her dear face.'  "Then, what does he think of women  now that ho first beholds them? They  are very beautiful, he aays. "They al*  seem so good. I think the world and  the people in it are fine. I have always  (this with a, touch of pride) thought a  cood deal of the ladies, and now it is so  Soodi to see their faces, to look at them  in their fine dresses. They always told  mo women were my best friends, and I  always knew they were,, but now I know  it more than ever. They are so kind and  gentle, beautiful and graceful.  London "Truth."  I do not know whether���as stated by a  medical journal���Peter the Great first  made Spa a fashionable resort. But what  I do know is that' when his Czarish Mo��  iesty���as he was then termed���freqncnV  *  Is the bank of dirt ho  makes to hold In th��  melting solder.  ( There's nothing so worthless a  ���second after except Spoon medicines-  for Catarrh. , '   Dr.  Agnew's  CatarrhaB  Powder is an antiseptic, healing  dressing, applied directly to thes  diseased surface by the patient himself, who blows the powder through,  a tube into his nostrils.  The cure dates from the first puff.,  You  needn't  snuffle  from  colds,  and   hay   fever,   if   you have Dr.  Ap-new'a Catarrhal Powder in the  I  "What did he think of the earth?   Oh,  "^ ^ ^^ ^ ht��L  ed a watering-plaee in order to henefit      K rei;eves colds or catarrh  ^heSfvisitd SL9nhWaror GSSS' tSZj'L*** in ten minute  water on rising.   The next day. em call-   Powder fa tbe best seller in ��J���*���������.  tag upon him, he found Peter with three   wc-hav..Inour.tore, and our customers pmM  water barrels before him.    He had got j    wiry m-?n^fl nNEApPLE TABLBTB ��i�� ���  through the first and was attacking the   fte o'.    c(v  ,Ierors 0f indigestion, dyspepsia  second, but he complained that be was   ,nd ^^,1, cf the stomach.   Thejr diigest ^���*-���  already feeling somewhat uncomfortable.  The doctor assured him that ha had recommended three glasses and not threa  barrels.  In order to *vold such miatakea.  in future, Poter took up a pistol andj  fond, giving tbe stomach as long �� holiday ��> tt  weds to get well. Cured thousands, will euro  jrou.   Price, 36c.  14. By G. H. BENEDICT.,  i ,  A' Thrilling Story of Love * and Adventure.  &  .najstress her faHier's words caused hez  l "There, there," continued the oK  .man, "they are foolish tears;'but crj  rtt out; you will feel better for It, anel  ilbe my merry little girl'again one,oi4*  r4hese days. If'I was a giil, it's few  ICeara I would waste on the scamp thai  - tan away from me."  "I cannot believe that Claude meanl  ilo desert me, father," interposed Rosa,  l-pleadin-rly.' ' '  The old man's brow darkened.  I "Believe it or not, girl," he said, "he's  tout a. ecamp, and I'd sooner see you  ,tieod than married to him. ^ He's made  .* fool of you, and I1 must' leave it ta  ���work off. When your wits come back,  you'll be ashamed of every tear shed  tor such a scapegrace."  ' Rosa saw that to attempt to controvert her father's opinion '��� of Claude  would only bo to arouse his anger, and  ���he wisely chose to be silent.   -  The old man did not attempt to press  '9ils wishes r on her any l further, but  turned away with.tbe bluff counsel to  -Sheer 'up and forget her troubles.  Cheer up! The words sounded like  anockery to poor Rosa. In the conflict  tvhloh she saw ahead between her filial  "duty and her plighted troth, tnere appeared nothing to cheer and encouraga  her. -The future lowered on her vision  -Hark andrthreatenlng, ".and poitentious  ��f the wreck of all her hopes of happl��  * aem.    v * '  ' , CHAPTER XXI.  liawyer Saybrook had very little oi  'the sentimental in hls.dlspositlon     But  .       i * _ -  which is a good deal, but very natural,  as it is my highest ambition to please  you."  "U-m-m���yes���of course," replied tha  lawyer. "And so Ralph has gone up ta  Old Bruyn's?" '   '  "Yes���that Is, I thins: jo* has," said  the widow. "And' I -must say, Mn  Saybrook, that I think the young lady  Is very fortunate who succeeds in getting him. Of course, I admit I am  somewhat prejudiced���but' how can  I help it? I think) he is really the mosl  ���legant young man I ever knew."  "Ah," Interposed the lawyer.  '   "Yes, Indeed," continued the widow,  fuzing archly up."   "And he resembles  ���you so much; It is'really quite lemark-  *bi��M  "Well," said the lawyer,'. "1 agre*  with you about HrUpr*., The girl will b<  fortunate who gets him. ��� And yet ]  am particularly anxious about this pre3  ent affair of his.' I think ho.ib getting  ' along, Mrs. Grewy. I do .not think It  would be' any mistake to have it under-  stood that he is to ,marry Rosa,,* but ol  J course I would not wish to have il  known as coming from me, you know."  "Oh, certainly' not," replied thi  ���widow. "Really, I ar. c-ulte surprised-  end pleased,' too, although one may bt  snire that Ralph cannot get anybodj  too -srood for him.",    * -, ,  '"Well,  If'Ralph come? in this waj*  (all blm I want to see him," said tin  lawyer. **I am,going up in the ofllee."  . "But won't you have just a bite of  something before    you  go,    Mr.   Say'  tne deiiLiiiiuntu.1 m I'la aiisiiudiuu.i      w".     . .... .     ^  .. .*        i    ,..��_ ..  ���who is proof against the rosy archer at' -.brook," inquired the widow with a sud-  s -all times and under all circumstances?  * 'The time cornea when the most wary  , must be taken In a snare."  The elder Saybrook entered his" doml-  --elle one day, with thoughts intent upon  business.    He wished to have   a tail-,  ���with Ralph, who,'however, was not in  4he office.   He made his, way to the do-1  snestic department where Mrs.  Grewy  presided.   'That  excellent  housekeeper <  bad been engaged in moulding bread,  .a.nd three shapely loaves .stood ion,tha  moulding board  as  he. entered.. .,Mrs.  'Grewy    blushod -- slightly,   'and 'then  , smiled sweetly, as she saw the lawyer.  Somehow, it had never before struck  ' Mr. Saybrook that Mrs". Grewy was an"  (attractive female,' but just at this'; par  -Kicuiar moment it "flashed on him that  the widow, as she stood with her  sleeves rolled up above her elbows  ���showing a white and shapely arm, and  (with a jaunty cap on her head,' present-  -ed rather a handsome -.figure. 7 This  thought entered the lawyer's mind, but  bis Immediate object was to enquire ^  tor Ralph, so he said:  I "Has-Ralph been in, "Mrs. Grewy?" k  "He went out , about half an, hour  ���ago," replied Mrs. Grewy, and again a  rosy hue suffused her face. Now,ther��  iwas really no reason for the widow  to blush. Mr. Saybrook's object* waa  {plainly very prosaic, and there was  bertainly nothing unusual in his inquir-  fing for his son. Still, his sudden ad-  ivent had evidently so accorded with  (some fancy of the widow's as to pro-  Ifluce the tell-tale signal in question."  "Did he say when he would be back?"  ' Continued the lawyer.  "Ob,   bless    you,   no,"    replied     the  den display of tender anxiety for his  oarnal comfort. "Let me show "you  some cake I have just been baking.'"  "No, no, Mrs. Grewy; not at pies-  ent; do not disturb yourself. I must go  at once." ,J  ' L And so the Jawyer left, having* succeeded in raising the most ardent hopes  in the,bosomof the widow that she  (would yet be the rich and distinguished  !Urs. Saybrook, , while he had at tho  same time taken the best measure possible to have it publicly understood that  "Ralph and'Rosa were not only engaged  but very shortly to be married. * He  took his accustomed seat in his office,  and hour after hour flew by while' he  (Was deeply absorbed in writing.  [  At last Ralph came In.  "Eh, Ralph," said the elder man,  ���'take a, seat.. Just home, eh? Well,  what lucy to-day?*'Any more favorable  report."   -    , -       <-,-*-  "Well,1 slightly, perhaps," replied the  young man, drawling out his tones with  easy indifference. "It isn't my 'tactics,  you know, to hurry matters. I undertook to press my claims a little to-day,"  however, and succeeded in extracting  the answer that, whi'e'I,was held in  the deepest respect, it was not possible  that I could become the recipient of  anything more than friendship while  any doubt remained as. to the ^actual  sentiments of a certain young gentleman now in Europe. Not a very encouraging answer, perhaps; but infer-  entially I see therein a sign of hope."  "Ralph, I am rather out of patienco  [With you," exclaimed the father.   "And ,  yet I admire your imperturbable coolness.   But I never can bear to delay in  per nour was over, farmer Biuyn  dropped1 into the ofllce of the lawyer.  lAnthony Saybrook received him, with  especial warmth, and speedny ordered  in glasses and bottles, and pressed his  hospitality on the free hearted old fellow with all his arts of persuasion.  After they had both tossed off a couple of glasses of wine, and exhausted  the oidinary topics of inteiest, the lawyer thought it time to introduce tho  subject of his plan to influence the old  gentleman to so exercise hi3 paientai  authority over, his daughter as to induce  her to look more favoiably on Ralph's  suit.  "By the way, Mr Bruyn���but, come,  let me fill your glabs up again , Theie,  there���don't say no, it is a veiy llgnt  ���wine, and wouldn't hmt you if jou  drank a gallon of it. What was I going  to say? Ah, I recollect���I have a bit of  news that may inteiest you. I have an  offer to sell the Rolff property."  The old farmer gazed up in evldeul  surprise.  , "Who to?" he asked , '  ''"Well, I am not at liberty to state  yet. He is a very wealthy city merchant, who wishes to retire, and seek  a healthy and quiet locality toi spend  the remainder of his days. The otter  came to me thiough a legal friend of  mine, and is really a very good one, as  the old gentleman is willing to pay libel ally."     '  "tf you are going to sell,"'interposed.  Farmer Bruyn, "first sell me the wooa  lot, and'the meadows,'next to the,road.  I'll pay more than he will."  "Ah, but, my deai sir, that would  cripple the balance of the estate, and  spoil my baigain." i   "  "But you promised me," said the farmer doggedly, flushing up in a way thai  Showed how deeply he was inteiestod.  "I said I would consider your claims;  but the fact is, my dear Mr. Bruyn, I  do not wish to sell the place at*all. My  ambition hftB been to put it in repair,  and deed the place to Ralph as a wedding present, of course calculating also  to make it my own home for'the^ balance of my days. If there weie any  immediate prospect <��� of Ralph getting  married, I might still "adhere to my  plans���in fact, I undoubtedly would;  but it is an expensive project, and one  ^,1, would not care to undertake without  the boy was to make a good match  with a young lady who would ^hava  something to add to his own foituno  and enable them to support the place  in the style it would require. As matters are, however, there seems no immediate, prospect of Raiph succeeding  wi,th the' only mati imonial suit he haa  yet undertaken���of course, my deal sir,  you know to what I refer���and the old  placets rather a weight an my hands;  and I don't know as i It am justified in  refusing such an  excellent oiler.    Of  (Widow: "he never does, you know; and , Buoh matters as this.'   There is no tell  E shouldn't presume to ask."  "Or didn't say where" he *was going?"  "Oh, dear, no, Mr. Saybrook; but then  (If you are anxious to know, I might  make a pretty good guess,1 He dressed  Aimself with unusual care, and I suspect that he was going up to Mr,  fl3ruyn'fl."  And having said this, the widow  -thought it proper to look down archly,  ���tond again let a rosy tinge suffuse her  face.  Now the lawyer had^ been fully answered, and there was^no occasion for  fcim to remain longer in the kitchen.  But he hesitated a moment, and then  advanced toward the table where the  Widow had been at work.  "Making bread, eh?" he said. "Re-  jttlly, Mrs. Grewy, I must compliment  s/ou on your effort." -C  The effect of these words on the  fRridow was truly remarkable. They not  ���only caused her to blush again in a  ���very oharmlng manner, but thc lawyer  mould have sworn that in thc space of  about three sccondB she grew tv/enty  ���years younger, so pleased and animate  cd did she become under the effect of  bis compliment. '  Now the truth was that the widow  (had long woishipped in silence tho  stately lawyer, and had in fancy cherished the idea that he would make a  more than acceptable substitute for tho  date Mr. Grewy, who in truth had been  tmt a plain and illiterate, though good*  matured blacksmith. Mr. Saybrook,  fiiowever, had hitherto never manifested  (the slightest interest in the widow's  efforts to please him, and this sudden  ���unbending quite took her by suiprise.  .The lawyer, though, had long been  aware of the not very carefully concealed worship of his housekeeper, but,  ���while it had not been displeasing to his  ���vanity, to reciprocate her sentimental  attitude was about thc last thing he  (Would have thought of under ordinary  'circumstances.  But this digression is delaying tho  [Widow's answer.  "Really, Mr. Saybrook," she replied,  ���'you aro very kind to speak so; and,  at I do say it myself, I do not think  there are many women who can surpass  me in baking of any kind; but then I  always^put my whole soul In my workj  Ing ,what new difficulty will spring up.  That girl's obstinacy annoys me exceedingly. Everything is straight now if  it wasn't for her infatuation for that  young fool of a Rolff. I have the old  man completely in my power, I think,  and I believe I could speedily bring him  to exert his authority. But you have  been so opposed to it, I have hesitated."  "Well," interposed Ralph, "I don't  fenow but that I am getting a little  tired of the way matters are going myself. I don't like to own up beat in  such a contest���in fact, I don't; but if  time is a question of moment, I don't  know that I should object to a little  pressure being used."  "Well," responded the elder, "I have  a plan in my mind to stir up the old  gentleman that I think will work satisfactorily, and I must put it in opera/  tion."  I "What la It?" asked Ralph.  I "Well, never mind at present," replied his father. "All you need concern yourself about is to note thc result. Old Bruyn will doubtless be in  this evening, and I shall see what I can  do with him. My Idea is, that if wo  can only induce him to bring a moderate amount of pressure to bear on Rosa  She will speedily yield. This is the sen-  timental period of her existence, and  young Rolff having secured the first  place in her affections, she naturally  clings to him. It is veiy natural, and,  in fact, she is to be commended for it;  only it is cursed inconvenient for us.  But she will not be a whit less devoted  ,to you, my boy, after she once makes  up her mind to accept you as her lover.  She is rather more constant than her  sex generally, and I like her the better  for it."  "She's a tip-top girl," replied Ralph,  "and I'm hanged if I don't grow to  like her better evety time I see her.  She's the soul of sweetness and sincerity, and I'm almost souy for her, s>ho  giieves do over that follow Claude. But  of course I'll make her a better husband, and I fancy I'll cuie her yet of  admiration for anybody beside myself."  "Well, Ralph, we'll hope for the bent,  and work for it as well. And now judt  look over these papers in Saybrook vs.  Miner, and see if they are all right."  Evening came, and shoi tly after sup-  course, my  dear Mr. .Bruyn,  I wouloT  <��� like, to oblige you, if my interests rendered it in any way (admissable.    The  truth'ia," I have indulged the fond hope  - that Ralph would succeed in his suit  , (With 'your daugl   ar and that thus our  I two   properties,   which   seem   destined  naturally to be united, would come together as the Joint    property    or our  children.   But, of course, you know, Mr.  Bruyn���" ' '   _  ' "No, I don't know,"'interrupted th<  "old man. .' "I'thought we   understood  each other pretty ,well on that subject,  and as far as I'm concerned, I don't see  jwhy there is any trouble about it V  "Ah, but Ralph informs me that your  'daughter positively refuses to give up  her belief in the good faith of her former lover/ Claude Rolff, and makes  every prospect of his winning her hand  dependent upon her being first fully assured that young Rolff will not return  to fulfill his pledget Of course, that  creates an obstacle whose removal is  so uncertain and indefinite that it  seems absolutely foolish, fromya busi-  ��� ncss point of view, to refuse a good offer to sell in order to take such Improbable chances."  Farmer Bruyn sat down the glass he  had been holding in his hand, and leaned foi ward in his chair.  "And so Rosa tells Ralph she Intends  to marry Claude Rolff yet?" he asked.  | "That's about it," replied the lawyer.  1 '.'She seems to have full faith that he  will come back, and is resolved at least  to wait and give him the chance to  claim her."       '  The farmer leaned back in his chair,  and laughed heartily.  "Ah, sir, she's a rare girl, and, by my  iflunder, I believe she's got some of my  own grit in her. But don't you fear  sir; she'll never throw herself away on  that young scamp. I'll take care of  that. She's always been a good girl,  and she'll do as I say, I'll warrant. I've  taken a liking to Ralph myself, and  Rosa will like htm too, yet. But he's a  dunder head.   Why don't he spark her  00 as to cut out that young scamp?  lAin't got the courage, of a mouse, eh,  sir���ha, ha, ha! 'Twasn't so when I  was a young man. I never gave my  wife any peace till she said she'd have  me. She was bound she wouldn't mat ry  me, but I was bound to have her, and  1 got her. No. no; Rosa's all right. It's  Ralph that don't know how to manage.  Well, I must see to it���I must see to It.  It won't do to have our plans broken  up.'  "It would grieve mo exceedingly," replied the lawyer. "I had already bo-  gun to make my estimates for having  the old house repaired and fixed over,  when this offer came, and, together  with Ralph's despondent report, set me  to thinking seriously. But, of course,  my dear Mr. Bruyn, as you say, wo  must not allow our plans to fall througt  so easily. I am dlsp'osed now to agteo  with you that the fault is partly  Ralph's. I must talk to him, and give  him some advice. These young people  need tho supervision and advice of their  parents, Mr. Bruyn.  "Aye, that they do; and I mean my  'daughter shall have it."  Thus under the influence of wine and  the blandishments of the lawyer, the  old farmer was fully caught in the trap  that had been laid for him; and, after  some further talk, he started for home,  full of thoughts and plans that boded  no happiness to Rosa,  ' CHAPTER XXII.    ���  Dome days passed by, and the tolls  about poor Rosa Bruyn grew more distressing and hard to bear. She could  see that her father had fully set his  mind on her mariying Ralph baybrook.  She was aware that he was a man who,  with all his kindness of heait, never  could brook being thwarted in any* way  and was altogethei too practical aud  coarse in his natuie to appicciate her  sentimental objections to the -proposed  matrimonial agreement lie appaiently  did not consider that her objections  could be anything ,more,sthan temper-  aiy, or that sooner 'or later she would  not forget Claude Rolff and be lcody  to accept Ralph in his place with all  hei accustomed chcei fulness and obedience " , '  'At the same time, a change'was going on in the nature of the old fai mer.  He had for two or three yeais letired  fiom the more active labor In managing his farm, and now found time e\ ery  day to spend a few houis in the village,  and was certain to make thither a leg-  ulai- evening trip This spare time was  mostly spent either in the tavern or In  the company of lawyer Saybiook The  lawyer not only liked a social glass  himself, but was well awaie of the ef  feet of good spliits in promoting a  friendly and complying disposition ir  those he wished to.influence, and, interested as he was In securing the -welfare ,of Ralph with the old fai mer, he  ,dld not fail to ply him with his best  liquors as often as he called. Moreover,  the old man took pride in supporting  the character of a free-hearted burgher,  and did not escape from Ronk's tavern  of an evening without having indulged  in more strong spirits than was good  for him. J j  < Mrs. Bruyn and Rosa could both notice that the effect of these potations  was to Increase the irascibility and obstinacy* of the head of the household  when i he was crossed, while ithe constant brooding to become the possessor  of more lands, and particularly of the  rich fields and he'avy woods adjoining  on,the side of the Rolff estate, became  more and more a monomania with him.  The means the old farmer took to influence his daughter���or, rather, the attitude and disposition towaid.her which  were a natural result of his feelings and  wishes���were such as to greatly ' increase her distress and weaken her res  olutlon. .'  ��� He used no harshness toward her.  His irritability showed itself rather in  a quarrelsome and dictatorial disposition toward his farm laborers, and a  faultfinding habit about the house  which was a source of great1 anxiety  to Mi's. Bruyn. * '    .  The generous-hearted gul was deeply  grieved thus'to see herself the innocen/  cause of. trouble to others.  Toward herself, however, her fathet  'was more than usually'kind.   He treated her obstinacy in clinging to her faith  In'Claude with* a bluff and hearty ridi.  cule,' but under it his love for her shone  out In a certain tenderness of look and  tone that belled his curt words.  I    Rosa recognized "this, and it added to  'the difficulty of her position.   Her na-  'ture was    naturally  'a self-saciiflclng  one.   Were her own happiness'alone ln-  .volved,  she felt that  she  could  yield  without a murmur^to anything that her  'father wished.      But  her    word    wai  spllghted; deep in    her heart she    relt  convinced  of   Claude's  constancy   and  faltn; sne could not face the reflection  of hia returning one day to find that  che had been weak and false.  Thus, all the efforts of hf-r father to  Convince her of Claude's unworthiness  only resulted In her clinging more firm-,  ly to her faith in him.  The old farmer was withal amused  With her display of firmness, and rather  admired her spirit. Had it not been  for his frequent visits to lawyer Say-  brook's office and the skill with which  that accomplished schemer played on  bis ambition and avarice, he probably,  (Would have left Ralph to his own fate.  But the fear of seeing Rolff House go  Into the hands of a stranger, and of  entirely losing the lands he had coveted for so many years, spuired him on.  He sat on the front stoop one day, in  his accustomed chair, smoking his pipe/  It was early autumn, and his eyes could  wander over a portion of his own land,  and down to where the woods and meadows of the Rolff place joined his own  line. Over the ciest of the inteivening  hill, the gables and chimneys of Rolff  (House rose clear against the sky.  It was" a beautiful view, and Rosa,  (Who had appeared at the hall 'door  stood awhile passively admiring it. indulging, n* doubt, sad reflections as to  the future.  i   "Come here, Rosa," said the farmer.  j   She stepped quietly to his side.  "See there," he said taking his pipe  fiom his mouth with one hand, while  'with the other lie pointed toward Rolff  House,'"there lies thc best bit of land  In tho,whole country. The old house  there, In my day, was a grand plaoo,  end everybody thought it a palace. It's  in bad shape now���'twasn't In the Rollt  blood to keep It up. Ah, It's bad blood,  erlrl, It never could keep what it didn't  gain honestly. That place now Is Anthony Saybiook's and he tells me he  Is going to boll it if Ralph don't get  married, but if he docs he will give it'  to him. A giand place it would be if it  waa lixed up and the spooks driven out.  It can be youis and Ralph's, and with  it enough money to make it as grand  as it ever was. Now, I am going over  to Mr. Saybrook's to-night, and if I tell  him you are willing to marry Ralph,  he'll draw up a deed giving the whole  property to you two, and of course wlia  I've got will be yours, and in my old  Ofre I'd be happy to see my little girl  the lady of the country."  Rosa giew pale, and was silent a moment.  "The place is Claude's, father," she  Dald finally; "It was left lo him; it  ought to be his."  "Tut, tut, girl; he gave it away for  the money to waste and riot in a foreign land. It's hi'i no lo:;ger. I /.new  he would ncvn kevp It; but I never  thought he'd be such a, dunderhead oo  he was about it."  "He   was   cheated;   there is   fraud  I '(-  ��~...c-vheie; Claude would never hav��  given up Rolff Hou;*c," replied Rosa,  speaking low but with painful intensity.  "What's done is done, girl," said the*  old man, resuming his pipe. "I saw  the paper deeding the old place away,  and it had Claude's name to it I know  his writing well enough. He's lost it.  and lost it for good, and there isn't  much chance that he'll ever come  back heie.i Come, Ro*-a, give up your  foollbhness about ^Claude, and take a  man''that's got biains, and knows how .  to make money and keep It, too. You'll" .-*.  never get a bettei chance."        \       ���     -.  "Oh, father, >ou do not know  what   r,;  'you  ask me,"  replied    the' poor    girl,    ' -g  breaking into tears ' < /.,  "Yes, I do; I ask^ou to give,up aj"''  vagabond and scamp for a steady, hon--.  est young fellow, who's got everything  --U  I want the man that mai rles Jyou *'to $*.  have.    Don't be foolish/- girl.   It's too   , ^  good a chance to throw away.   I don't t�� l  want "to  see  anybody else  have   that - *���  property.    I've always 5 wan ted to-buy;     ;<i  it,  to settle on you when you mairy; .<,';  but now it can be jouis with   Just a ("^  word.   When Ralph speaks to you next     J<  time, Rosa, take an old man's advice,  ���." I  and don't put him off for a poor coot     .*>  [Who never meant to mairy you " ���->    *'���  ') Poor Rosa could not reply. She at- , _  tempted to speak, but her tongue rt- ,  fused to perform its ollice. ^Finally '  overcome by her feelings, she turned -v"  and walked slowly away and entered ���*���,  the house, her manner showing only, p,  too plainly, her deep agitation. , '���*  ���  The old man turned and gazed after^,,-5,"  her as she slowly disappeared. '   t^'^  "Ah, poor girl," he muttered.   "She's    ��  "sore hurt by that young scamp, and I    ,  was fool enough to let  It all happen'* '  (When I might have nipped it in the bud, f ;i{ (  But it's better she should surfer  now;] '*.>;  for a little while ( than all her",\ life. J \i>.  ' She'll come around.    I can trust her; , r'T.  she's got rare good sense, and as 'soon'^.'lies her eyes' are   opened, she'll'   think  ' ���, }  more of Ralph than she ever did of that -  .vagabond." ',   f   ,    __ *   J ^  And with this comforting reflection, .  the old farmer puffed anew on his pipe,  and turned his thoughts to the bargains -  jhe could drive with the shrewd lawyer  .when it came to arianging'the terms of  the marriage settlement  (To he Continued.)    rt  ENGLISH   SPAVIN LINIMENT" f  Removes all hard, soft   or calloused'  lumps   and  blemishes,' from  horses, .  blood spavin,   curbs,'   splints,     rin($-  hone, sweeney,   stifles,   sprains," sor�� ,  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  ?50 by thc use of one'bottle. . 'Warranted the   most wonderful'- Blemish  cure ever known.     '  ml  i- 'J*  Both���Well I never seed a hugher mug'  in all my nat'rall  ,The Truth.  Old  Plutocrat   (with  irony)���Do you *  think you can support my daughter in.  the style that she has been accustonieel  to? > i  Young  Suitor���Well,  no;   but  I  caii '\   It  suppoit her in  the style  to  which' her-/-t| ��{;  mother was accustomed for a good man}   ^''^'  years after she married you.    < ���   " "'"*  Old   Plutocrat   (subdued)���Take  her, i  my son, and be happy.���"Pick-Me-Up."   -  W  Trrtfl  >*���  ���m��  The Gate to Health  U n hale heart, end ths better the blood  pump tbe mora vigorous.the vitality.  Some know they have we��k heartt ;  other" only know that they're ill and  don't fluspoct the heart. '  But euro the heart cures every part.  No heart is too sour.il: ninety-nine out  of a hundred are disordered or diseased.  Doctors 6a nit jet to (lie boar!, of the  *'il5ject; to be effective i*w*.t is whattne'd-  ���icinomu��tdo.        '���,'.'.,''','��� '.C���������'��������� ���. .'���'7.-'-:  Or. AOWEW'S HEArtT CURE  enthrones health wliere di&eas* reigned,  in tho great center of the .'.ystein, tho-  heart. Then good blood pumps in full  measure, eendi , new life ' quiverloz  thro.ugh every orfjan and tissue of the  body. It mean* nevr courage, new cheer,  a new l��<iseof life. ���: :a ���::���.':/':':���-l  Dr. ACNfeWS PILLS  icavfngeri of tne'digestive system and.  hoa'.-rs of the-disordered apparatus.  Purely vegetable anil mild, forty abneia  for ten cento. One-fifth the price of tho  next best competing pill. IB  0.  cM raw Ui*+n M..tt( u j*n.  ^  r {  ATLI'N,    13.' C,   'SATURDAY,    OCT-QBESi 24, '1*03.  f  1  ���  1  ..'���1  J  The Atlin Claim.  bv  Published   every    Saturday  inorniii:  Tub A'Xlii* Claim Puiimsiuno Co.  A.O. Hiiisciiriiijn.KDrroK,  Piiormiwoii.  Olllco or imliliuatioii '-cm 1 St., Atlin, B. C.  Adwirtismss lii-te*. *. $1.00 vov uic'i, each  Insertion. Ki-uilhitf notices, 25 cents a line.  Special Contiaet Kate* oil npplltntioii.  ���I'ho subienptioii pi ice Is $5 �� J ear paj-  ablo in mlviu.ee. No piper ** HI bo deli-.eied  unlet* tlim condition in ������oniulieil w itli.  Saturday,, Oct. 24TH, 1903.  Tb'c Mining Record.'commenting  on the reforms' suggested by the  Provincial     Mining    Association,  says:  "One of-the most  important recommendations made to  the  Gov-  einment by the Provincial   Mining  Association  at   the convention  in,  February last, was tothe effect that  the Acts relating to quartz and placer mining should be carefully revised and consolidated, with a view to  their simplification and for  the removal of the numerous anomalies  and.instances of ambiguity  of language now existing.    As it is likely that, following the elections next  "month, the House will be called together shortly thereafter, it is to he  hoped that this is one - of the matters that will receive early attention..  The Association has suggested several important and radical ammend-  nieij-ts to the present law,   and the  time shouldtherefore be  opportune  for these'-to be carefully  considered  and the Acts revised, so that for a  period at least the "continual tinkering" of which complaint has been  justly made may be rendered unnecessary.    But this is, thought sufficient, by no means the sole reason  why a careful revision of the  mining law-is required.     To  the  layman" the Acts as they now stand on  the Statute Books may appear reasonably plain and intelligible,  but  those to whom law is  a profession  and who are therefore in a position  to  form.correct conclusions from  their own experiences, are perfectly  well' aware that the Mineral Act in  particular is full of pitfalls  for  the  unwary ��� and is responsible , for  as  much litigation as'it is possible  for  an Act of Parliament to be.    The  question is how a satisfactory revision might best be made, for a revision that was not perfe'-t  would,   of  course, be to make confusion worse  confounded.    It appears to us that  the only safe and sensible procedure  to adopt'would be the  appoirtment  of a commission to whom  not only  the revision of the Acts might be  entrusted, but also for" the hearing  of evidence in proof or otherwise of  the necessity for and wisdom of the  numerous   reforms   and   ammend-  ments which the Mining Association  as an'organization representative of  the industry, as well as private individuals have f'om time to time re-  . commended  to    tbe    attention  of  Provincial administrations. No one  for a moment can question the great  work accomplished by the   Mining  Association or doubt its disinterest  edness or its representative character; but it must be recognized that  some antagonism was created in certain sections of the country in  consequence of certain  comprehensive  lecommeudalions made by th* As  sociation in  convention, which it  was claimed did not meet with ths  views or wishes "of a  large class,  who  are certainly   entitled f to be  heard .    Moreover, such  objection  might and would very properly  be  used by the member or members of  the  Legislature  representing such  constituencies as strong leasons for  opposing the passage of legislation  on the lines suggested.  Then,  too,  it was   urged   reasonably' enough  that it was impossible in  the short  space of time the   Mining  Convention was'in  ?essioii   for the   many  matters there brought up for discussion to recehe such consideration as  iu some cases their  importance, involving a question  of "radical  am-  meudments and changes in  mining  law  and ^ policy,  ' would -warrant.  ���But by the appointment'of a  commission, including, say,, a judge  of  the Supreme Court, and of practical  men    lepresenling     the    different  branches of the mining industry, to  investigate conditions' and 'requirements, obtain all possible iuforma  tion on tlie subject of the proposed  leforms, and gain some idea of the  preponderance of sentiment, in  the  mining districts affected, the Legislature would then have nodifficulty  in.arriving 'at correct conclusions  and no excuse for'refusing,to carry  out the clearly expressed wishes  of  the miningrcommuuities.'' -  Atlin,  Nugget and Grape Rings  And All Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured-on the Premises,  &T   Why send oiu when you can get goods as cheap here? i  Watches From 95 upi   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT & SON, Tlie Swiss Watchmakers.  | THE.   KOOTENAY. HOTEL.   *  Cor,  A,'R. McDonald, Proprietor.       f  ElRST  AND  TRAINOR   STRKliTS.  This Jfivst Class Hotel liu*. bW-.i reinodeleil ami .���efiiri.Wii-d tl-ioiiRlmi-t  >    and offera tlie beat ueeo.iimodutlon to Tmiii.io.it or ' ermui.oiit  V , "Guohts.���AmorioKii and UiiropoBii pluti.  % Finest Wines, Liauors and Cigars.  j  ." "   '   Billiards   and''Pool. .     .  .V^.-.^^-,��-^^.:.-��o��ch:>��o����o^  Tr-IE   GOLD I HOUSE,  -.      /   w       DISCOVERY,   Bi'CJi'1 .   - '���,,*"-  A STRICTLY FIRST, CLASS HOTEL;  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS 4. CIGARS  Mixed Drinks a Specialty.    /    ,  DINING  ROOM  SH?PUttD;WlIH.m BKS.T THIS  MARKET  Vegetables Daily, From our own Garden. .  ' Break last, 6 to 9. Lunch.-r 2 to 2, Dinner, 6 to 3  AFFORDS.  Th* winter is_ again upon us and  we are now in.danger of-being un*-  provided with adequate medical assistance. Last year after, a great  deal of agitation by the -Atlin Dis-V/-  trict BoarcT.pf"Trade,. Dr., Young  was granted" a special permit t��  practise here;, now that the electors  have returned"Dr. Young as member for the District, he has resigned  his position of Resident Physifiianr  and will be leaving us veiy shortly.  The appropriation made by the  Government of'$500 per annum  appeals to be insufficient to induce  a good doctor and surgeon to take  up his residence here; such being  the case, we think it incumbent on.  the Government to take immediate  steps to provide Atlin with a thoroughly competent doctor and sur-  eon even if tbe subsidy has to be increased. Many of our citizens are  now packing up and getting ready  to leave, not daring to take the risk  of keeping their families here knowing that medica.1 assistance if needed would probably notbe obtainable.  It is a shame and disgrace that such  a condition of affairs should be possible, and immediate action is necessary on tbe part of the authorities, who, would be morally responsible if deaths occur through want  of skilled assistance. It is said,  that B. C. graduate** are not ayaila  ble, at least ,soour Gold Commissioner was advised by wire,- we feel  confident however, that if the position were properly advertised in the  Vancouver and Victoria papers that  there would be plenty of applicants  for tbe appointment.  British Columbia expresses keen  disappointment at the decision in  the Alaskan boundary case, but until details are to hand we prefer to  make no comments. In another  column we publish the latest tele-  jr��p,r.\i* rM��U ���   *, 'vikji taut question.  thF~whtte -pass; &- ^ukojm  ���ROUTE.'  -, ���      , '     ���.������ ..." ' -���   '.  ���Rates apply to any Agent ofthe Company or to '      ���  l ,. - '       Traffic-Department, SKAbWAV.  J. *H.   RiOHARDSON,  ATLIN   4.  discovery:  M Line erf Clotting Jost From the East  THE   LATEST   STYLES.  Complete Stock .of Dry - Goods  THE    LATEST   IN    HATS,     BOOTS    AND     SHOES.  gar        .  GOLD   SEAL'   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods arc the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce;  ���   ' CAPITAL    PAID   UP'   .'  '       RSSERVE,   $3,000,000.  * >.     1 J  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  1,700,000.  San f rancisco-,   ���  ���Portland,.  ���    . Skagway, ete.  Exchange sold on all Points.  Gold Dost Purchased���Assay*Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  TBI ROYAL HOTEL,  '    E.  ROSSELLI, Pi-oprletoc.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  XI  RRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES. IIQUORS AM) CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECrAtTY.  Hvdr^ulio   Mining  ilnery.  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS    WATER   GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL    RIFFLES    &  ANL.W,   oi*  ��VDRAUUC    RIVET.ED    PIPE.  Pumping &   Hoisting  machinery.  t ^  Estimates furnished on application ^  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C  i ATLIN, Bl C, SATURDAY,' OCTOBER 24/   1903  piatiott  . 'n: c. wheeling & co.���' v v- "&���:;     ^ a. ,/s.  cross &v,fco.,  Have amalgamated''tbeir'businesses aud have formed a Joint Stock Company, \vhicli,(in future, will be known as "  ,  THE   ATLIN   TRADING   COMPANY,   LIMITED,  ' The New' Firm  largest and   besi   selected  will conduct all business, in the' premises   formerly, 'occupied  by;N.   C.   Wheeling   &, Co; and will ,cair*   the   '  I   Stock of  Groceries,  Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes,'Etc., "Etc., tver carried in, Atlin       /r ,   r  .     ' ,;  <���       ,"''..,    ,  A.   S.   CROSS,   President  nnd   Treasurer  N.   C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Mr.   Pooley.s* election  is,'being  , protested on charges of corruption  and intimidation. . c   ~    -"*  * Joseph Martin, when interviewed  astojtiis  retirement  from  politics^  ' said:    "Lhavequit���retired for all  '  time���I have fully  determined '"not  to re-enter politics."      '  ' <       ' -,','  ���     ���    - -.    '   <> -,    ���  '  Heavy   raiiu- 'are   doing .much  ,. .damage in  England; many,-parts  s-s of the country are flooded. ���       ' <i   "  The   Consei vative ' Government  are energetically inaugurating their  policy of reform; many official heads  are falling( in Vicbina.    <        ,  Great Britain .and France liave  concluded a very important Arbitration Treaty.        r J  Northern Lumber Go.  Prices for the Season 1903.    r  Rough, up to S inche-s, $35.  (\o  '    do     10    . ,,     .40.  , . do'*   do     12   / ,,       ,(4S.  ���/1- Matched Lumber, $45..,, ���  Surfacing,' $5.00 per 1000 feet.  WORKUP TO DATE.  -'John Pugh,*the Vancouver Taxidermist ^is-at' Cariboo Crossing  after Northern ,animals. -Anyone  wishing , any, - head** mounted  .- * v       * **���  or - furs ' dressed can forward to'Cariboo where 'Mri Pugh  will take caie of them.  E   S. Wilkinson, P.L.S.  i ,   1  Wm. Brown, C.E.  WILKINSON   &   BROWN  ,     ^  Provincial Land   Surveyors   &   Olvll   Engineers.   /  Hydraulic   Mine  Engineering   a   Specialty  Office, Pearl  St., near Third St,, ATMS, 1J.C7  , DRINKTHE BEST -  MNA'K'*OB''::TCAi,,:  In Lead Paclcets 01 lA-i\* a-id 1 lb"each. ,,    >    *i  '       >        For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  :       - notice, v   - -.  NOTICE is Iiereby given,. that slxty^davs  after   date  I  intend ���to apply to thc.Chief  - Commissioner of Land* and Works forpor-  miMSio'i to pnrcKa*.Q the following* desonbed  tract ofland. '   '      . .^,  Commc'iieinjr nt, poium-M-kod H.W. E.C'b.  "S.* li. Corner post placed 120 feet from tve  corner of Rune Avenue -.indLake Street'on  the north side, in the town of Atlin, B.'C.  and follow ins the lino of ^ Kant Avenue, towards the Lake shore 110 feet more or Iras,  theuce following the line of Lake Street  'northerly 120 feet, thencejsnsterly 110 feet,  thence ISO feet southerly, more, or less'to  point of commencement.' Containing: 0.S1  acres more or less. j ��� ;��� -��r  Dated at Atlin, li. C. October 9th, 1908."  - li. W. K. CanavanI  NOTICE   is hereby given., that sixty dnys  xfrom date X intend to apply to the   Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for per-  . mission to purchase the following described  property.  Commencing at Initial Post No. 1 at* a  point on the Southerly, Boundarj of the Flora Bench Lease on the'north bank of Pine  Creek in the Atliu Mining District, and fol-  Idwingthe Southerly Boundary of tho flora  Bench Lease North Kasterly fire hundred  feot, theuce North Westerly three hundred  feet, theuoe South Westerly five hundred  feet, thence South Kasterly three hundred  feet more or less to point o-f commencement.  Containing 3.44 acres more or teBS.  Dated at Atliu, B.C.October 20th. 1903*  O. T. Switzer.'  TEVENS  Orack Shot Rifle.  'NOTICE is hereby given that the Court of  Revision and Appeal under the provisions of  the "Assessment Act',' for tho Atlin Lake,  llenuett Lake and Chilkat Mining- Divisions  of Cassiar District is postponed from Monday  Octobor 20th., to Wednesday, Octoder 27th ,  1903, at the same hour and place,  '    "��� *���" , J. A.Frasor,,*-  ,   ,��� , GoMjrnment A cent  Government Agent's Office,"  Atliu, B.C. October  Uth.lDOS.  NOTICES.  NOTICE is hereby stiven that s>ixty days  from the date hereof, t intend making  application to the Honorable the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase si\ty acres of iand  for agricultural purposes, in tho Atlin  District of Cassiar, situated as follow e:  Commencing at a stake marked B. B'j  North-West Corner Post situated on the  East Bunk of the Atlintoo Rher, thenoe in  an Easterly Direction 20 Chains, thence in a  Southerly Direction 20 Chains, thence  Westerly about 40 Chains, thence alone: the  Bust Bank of the Atlintoo River about  SO Chains to the point of commencement,  containing- .in all about CO acres, more or  less.  H. A., Butler,  u C. H. Butler.  Dated at Taku. B.  C, ,  19th . August. 190S. -     -  KELLY.   DOUGLAS   &  Co.. Wholesale,Grocers, yxNcduvKR, B'.C.  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED-HOTEL IN THE NORTH.   'EVERYTHING'  ^.CONDUCTED,IN FIRST-CLASS MANNER.)*.    *   -  French   Restaurant,In  Oonnection.  , David -Hastib,  Proprietor. *��� -��.  Corner,'of First and Discovery Streets.   -  ,-.>  THE WHITE PASS Sc,YUKON;ROUXE.  '     v *     ' ���"- *' .''"''<  ,  ,     Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation, Company,  *'���.-" British Columbia Yukon   Railway Company.  British Yukon   Railway Company,   ' '*--     ',  -     TIME TABLE. J   J"J  A now rifle. 20-inch barrel.  Weight 4 pounds. 0. B. caps  and .22 short; E. F. Has an  AUTOMATIC SAFETY and  cannot be discharged accidentally.  Price Only $$,����  11 those riflp*) nre not carried in stook  by -yonr dealer, send price and wo will  Fi'iid it'to you express prepaid.  Send fltfimp for ciitalop describing complete line and containing valuable information to shooters.  The J. Stevens Arms ahd Tool Co.'  P. 0. Box CHIC0PEE FALLS. MASS.  ���JVTOTICB is heraby triven that Sixty dayu  after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Cotnmiisioner of Landi and Works  for permission to purchase the followine  describod tract of land for agricultural  purposes: Commencing at a port marked  David L.Hall's N. E. coruer,thence 20chaim  West, thotioo 80 chains South, thenoe JO  chains East, thence 80 chains North to placo  of commencement, containinK iu all 160  acres more or less.  Situated two miles oust of Atliu Lake and  about 10 miles North of Atlin Townsite on a  small creek known ob Burnt Creek.  David L. Hall  Dated  ot   Atlin,   B. C.   this   2<th. day of  Aueuiit 1003.  '*  i              i i  - IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901, *     .                       ^   ,  Daily except Sunday.          s,             f           <        r        ' ,  No.SN.-B.'  Ko.l  N. B.  1  No  2. S. Bound   ,  No. 4 S. Bound  2-iri class.  . 1st class.  .   -      ,  1st class.        ,      2nd class.  8. 30 p. m.  *   rti    9. 30 a. m.  LV.    SKAGUAY  AR.  4.30 p.m.    ^AR   4. 15 a. m7  10.30   ���     .-  ,10.55)    ���  ll.OOi  - WHITE PASS  1*  --  r  3 05  3.00   ���      ^ .          i. 10 ���  11. tO a.m.  1 �������      ..  ���      LOG CABIN  %     **  2-10   ���            ���       1.00,,  12.15)  .���  r       -^  1.35 (                   ,          '  1.15 (p.m      ���  r  18.20   p.m.  12.35 1 p.m  UENNETT  ����  ���*.��   ,  2.10   ���  ���      CARIBOU '  II  11.50   a.m     ���        10.20    ���   *  6.40   ���  4.30   ���  AR    WHITE HORSE LV  9 SO    ���      LV       7.-00   ���  Passeneers must be at depots in time to liave HasKago inspected and checked. Inspection isstopped 30 minutes before leaving-- time of train.  ISO pounds of bazsazo will ba ohocked free with oaoh full fare ticket and 75 pound*  with each half fare ticket.  J.G. COItMEI.L.  nugget fiotel  * Discovery.  OPEN DAY- AND NIGHT.  NOTICK is hereby -riven that sixty day  after date I Intend to apply to tha Chief  CommUsioner of Lands and Works for permission to purohase the following dosoribed  trac of land for agricultural purposes:  Commencirnr st post planted est tho South  Rest corner of R. Qrierson'e preemption  No. 245, situated near Surprise Lnke in the  Atliu District, thence East 20 obalna to Post  2, thence North 20 chains to Post S, thenoe  West 20 chains to Post 4, thenoe Soutu 20  ehains to place of commencement, containing in all about forty acres more or let-.  JOHN DUNHAM  r*i*tr<" ��1 Vurpi !��*��� Ti*.*v>, Anc- IStl/, (Vfl  first-class restaurant  In  connection.  Ueadauarters for Brook's stage.  Pine free SoteL  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing   Tho  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.    Good stabling.  Bn. Sa!��P8, Proprietor.  O.K  BATHS  e   BARBER SHOP  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now ooeupy their new *atinrteis next  to the Bank of B. N. A., first Street.  Tha bath rsouns are equally an cood as found  irir isWm.    Privwtu B��i*rrai��^�� *wr iadifl*��.  Pcllcw-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  ,   Provincial Assayers.  The Vancouver Assay Office. Established 1890.   ��" :���  W. WALLACE GRIME 6. Co.,  Agents.  Large or Small Samples forwarded for AtM?  -TRY  J. D. DDRIE'S  ���  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS A. OILS  Atlin ft Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life lnsuran.ee Co.  OF  CANADA  Capital    $1,O00,OO0.  ft.'O.-H'MoM'.-'t'  ^grnt.  "i      '  , ', i>   i      |V  -* i>H��� j  i fr~r,  .   <~ - ,"���  v.  1,' { j   /���'    >  ��" '"/*  i\-'   -* t,     *f  ��� 7 \   '   C -'  -i       ��� a -  <  *" v  ��� ' ' ���, ;-  <��i-' -I,. '"  .   i      j  M  m  1    *        '^^   Ty  <    '     ^ J  'V i  . '    f n  /.��������& 'i r t ' ."-  '' J-        ^ I  I' I   r   ���v ,   ,    I  \--\/i,t/   ;.  i  ���   c  \--  )   ' <  ' ,:  �� -> ,rl  .- *! fz^zrzjzzuzs  ^���Mtr"*'iiwuu AiTtfvu  lil;  Unexpected.  | Jane tl  5; By ANNIE P. DOBIE,  a -   i,:  ANE THOllNTON ieclined at ease  in the most luxuiious of ham;*  mocks, on thc loomicst .and  shadiest of veiandahg. The warm  June &un Ined in vain to leach  her thioiigh thc thick curtain of  wisteria and Viiguna cieppcr. Jane felt  that she once! it'to hcisclf to take  things easy after all lici cil'oil** of tho  ���past two wccki. She hud cnleitained all  Sicr friends, and paid all hci social debts.  She felt that sho could look the *,\liole  ���world in tlie face, foi she owed not any  tnian���or woman eithei, which was more  fto the point. Such a time ab she had  . had, too, with moLlici a*\ay in Jiuiopc���  not that she was much help ���when sho  !was at home���.ind how tenibly disappointing cook had been, with her father  caking sick just at the very time she  ���was most needed! Tommy had done errands and carried messages, hut small  "brothers of twelve aie not always to be  counted upon. It had taken nothing  short of two evenings and two aflor-  Jnoons to get mound all thc people in her  feet. It was really'an awful tiling to live  all one's life in a growing country town;  ��� "one's circle of. friends was ever growing  "wider and entailing' larger responsibilities in entertaining. And owing to nioth-  er*8 ill-health  they had been  in every-  ' [body's debt���in everybody's, that is, but  ^he Martins'.   It was really too contemptible the way those people acted 1   They  jwere asked everywhere, and never gave  *pas much as an old-fashioned tea in return.   And they were such pretty girls,  . (too, and  so  popular with  thc  men, it  peemed too bad to cut them.   But why  , on earth couldn't, they give something?  Even if it were only an "At Home," that  ���one only goes to to show one's newest  gown. , And then the mean little tricks  ,they resorted to! Just as everybody  ���was getting tired of inviting them, and  ifchey.were just about lo topple off thc  ���social wave, they always gave out that  fchey were going to have a' large party,  "were going to ask eveiybody; and on  "the strength of this they received invi-  jtations for the rest of the season. But  SAe "large party" always failed to materialize. Some of their intimate ' friends  maid it was. because their upstairs was  "awfully shabby;" but really, if people  ���couldn't keep in the swim they should,  retire from the struggle gracefully. At  any. rate, Jane had left them outj she  ,iwas not going to be imposed upon. ,  A light step on the walk startled Jane  "from her reverie, and 'her bosom friend,  tHttMor Smith, came tripping up in ra-  tdSaat summer garb.  I   "How can you  lie   there  this lovely'  morning?    You  said you had  ever, ed  ���many things to see to 'before going to  the mountains.      Are you going  next  ��� weekt**, Eleanor's conversation consisted  largely of questions that she seldom gave  ��� one time to answer.  I   "Oh, well, I need a rest before I go.  jNb one ever wants to go to a summer resort fagged out.   You know how wearing It is," said Jane.  "What do you think I got at the post(  this morning? Guess who is giving a'  tea!" and Eleanor held up a dainty pale  pink envelope bearing her address in a  delicate hand. "You could never guess in  'the world! I nearly fainted with surprise when I saw whom it was from!"  "The Martins?" faltered Jane at a  ���venture. - j  i "How In the world did you know?'"  ���said Eleanor. "Someone told you, of  ^course." ,  "No, indeed," said Jane; "your mind  \iiust have communicated 'it to mine."  "Well, they are actually giving a giir-  'den party! They have asked everybody  You should have been at thc post to see  sail the people walking off with pink envelopes. It looked too funny I" laughed  (Eleanor.   "What shall you wear, Jane?  our new gown from J���'s?"  "Perhaps I sha'n't be invited," said  Jane. "You know I left them*out when  I gave my parties, and I fancy Mrs. Martin and Lou are rather cool to me when  wo meet."  "Oh, the idea!" said Eleanor.'   "Just  jfts If every hair of their heads doesn't  (owe you an invitation!   Of course you'll  foe asked!"     *���  j   '"When is it to be?" asked Jane.  "To-morrow. I met Mrs. Skimmer and  ehe told me all about it. That woman  Sknows everything. It's a mystery to me  where she get*, her news. The party it>  for Hob Martin, who has done so well  out in \\mcou\er. Uc is milking a flying  visit, and they have to give something  for him, you know. I shall wear my  pink muslin with the frill*. What aiv  you going lo do this afternoon, Jnnc?"  "Nothing in particular. I am going to  ifche Willsons' for a while this evening,  {but ehall come homo early."  \ "1 promised in a moment of weakness  [to take Bee and Jacky to thc Beach this  fcfternoon," said Eleanor. "I can't get  lout of It. Come along and help me take  'icaro of them. We can have tea there  and you can go to (he Willsons' after."  "Very well," said Jane; "I shall meet  you on tho two o'clock boat. The sail  (will do me good."  Eleanor went off, leaving Jane to re-  .view thc possibilities of her wardrobe in  ���the event of her being hi'iicd to thc  Martins'. Her blue muslin with the lace  was still fresh, but then pale blue was  rather hying to any but the most youthful complexion by daylight. Why not  ���wear 'her cream voile with the medallions? It was intended for swell occasions at thc Mountain House, and she  might as well look her best, especially  ' as Bob Martin would be there. One  cannot afford to overlook possibilities  when one is thirty-two.  * When Tommy came in lo lunch the  pink envelope was not forthcoming. Jane  Lever's Y-Z(Wisc Head) Disinfectant S"**  Powdor is a boon to any home.    It 'li'i  foots and cleu-iu at the same time.  I*  i��a soitie nihagiviii^s; dug wueii alie questioned him and found that he had been  off at Loon Lake all morning with his  churn., Dick Winters, and had forgotten  to go to the post-office, she-felt relieved.  Luncheon was *ate,'so<,that J.ine had no  time to call at the post-office* herielf;  in fjet, she had no time lo think about  Marlins, garden p.ury, or anything but  catching the boat.  The afternoon was anyth'ng but dull,  with the chihlien to be amiistd and ics-  cued from sevciul moie oi less penlous  situations. Eight o'clock found them  'making the home tup, each with a  young Smith fast asleep on her hands.  Jane hurried on to the Willsons', where  she -spent the" evening, and twelve o'clock  was just chiming out as ��lie reached  home, weary in eveiy limb  As rlic passed thioiigh the hall on her  way upstairs sho glanced at the Utile  table where the family letteis wete always placed���tnerp. sure enough,' *��� as the  pink envelope diicelcd to hei iu a neat  hand!  ' Next morning Jane slept late, nnd hud  to Tush about to keep her appointments  at vaiious diessmakcis' and dry goods  idiops. Several times she met Bct,aio  Martin, who greeted hci with the mo-it  "engaging of smiles. She was late for  luncheon, and had baiely time to snatch  a little rest before it was time to dress  for the Martins' party. , '  This was a very., important ceremony.  Baths and wavings of hair and ari.inge-  ment of laces absorb a large amount of  time**"but when at last Miss Thornton  sallied forth she was well satisfied with  the'result. To, see her sauntering leisurely along, the peifection,of grace and  elegance, one could never have guessed  how hard it had been to get her back  hair done/at tho > proper angle or the  fearful struggle she had had in getting  arrayed in her new voile.  When she reached her destination tho  party was in progress. Some of lher  younger guests were playing tennis,  while others were scattered in groups on  the lawn. The "older ladies prcfeired to  remain chatting indoois or hugged tho  verandahs, trying to look as if they  were thoroughly enjoying themselves.  Jane made her way to the diawing-  rooiH, where the Marlins were icceiving  their guests. As they greeted her she  ��� was conscious of a peculiar note in their  cordiality, a vague indefinable something  which quickly communicated, itself to  her. A sort of veiled surprise, impossible  to explain or describe. She was prescnt-  "ed to the cousin, who proved to be a fine-  looking man of simple'manners, with  whom one was at ease in a moment. But  much as Jane felt inclined to stay and  enjoy his society, she felt impelled to get  away as soon as she could decently make  her escape. After partaking of the ethereal viands usually served on such occasions, Jane made her adieux, excusing  herself on thc ground that she had many  preparations to make for her intended  journey.       ' *    .,  " On tho way home, ,try as 6he would,  she could not account for the strange  feeling she had experienced on greeting  the Martins. ��� There was something wrong,  but what? As she neared home an awful  thought struck her. She hurriedly  opened the door and rushed to the'hall-  table. There lay the pink envelope still  unbroken. She hastily tore it open, and  read the following:  l**-"Cf'  ���        rf*.  MRS. ARNOLDI  i  vnll Demonstrate the uses of  BARKER'S CHOCOLATE  to the ladies of M. at  David Young's Grocery Store,  Tuesday and Wednesday next, from 3 to 6.  You are cordially invited. *'  Jane turned cold and collapsed on thc  lowest step of the stair, utteily regardless of her new voile in her humiliation.  Was ever anyone in such a predicament? What would thc Martins think?  And Bob Martin! And she had made  such a good impression. *If she had only  opened that envelope, and not taken so  ���much for granted! How should she ever  explain? She could not eat .at dinner,  .thinking and planning out ways of making the matter'right; and by bedtime  'she had in imagination apologized and  explained to the-. Martins in about twenty different ways. Occasionally the ridiculous side of it would come uppermost  and she would laugh heartily, hut misery  (returned when she faced the awful facts  ��� Hot sleep that night was troubled, but  when morning came her resolve wn-*  made. Taking the pink envelope in hci  lmnd she started out, dreading the en  counter and trying to imagine what Hi"  Martins would do and say. She w.i*  f-how-i into tho drawing-room, and whoi*  Mrs. Martin came in a few minutes latei  Jane at once entered upon her diliiciili  task. Of course t.liey treated the mis  take as a huge joke, and .lane soon fell  quite renssurcd. In tlie midst of it all  Bob Martin came in and joined in then  laughter, '**"1 the end of it was tluit In-  visit was not the flying one he had intended. He lingered on in M. for some  weeks longer, much to thc surprise oi  Mrs. Skimmer and gossips of her lypc.  Somehow Jane postponed her visit to tne  mountains, and when her mother returned home three months later then  was a trousseau lo be provided and ������  wedding day was fixed for the following  January.  T'nriticr'* Ho nt i h n n d (rending the markets)���Pity th' President didn't hcv no  more luck when he was a-liimlin' down  there in Alissisaip. Mis. iloinihruid���  Why, Silas? J-Yiriner Jlornihnnd���Hain't  you born a-rcadin' how th' heaia i.s plfiy-  in' smash with th' cotton ciop?���Baltimore "Anici iean."  Teacher���A reptile is a creature that  docs not stand on feet, but craw's on  the ground. Now, who'll' give mo an  example of a reptile? l'ujiil���Biby  brother.   ���.  .  ..  Mr. Archibald's We. *  A STORY   OF A  CLOCK.  By J ETNA.  3<***'-*-5*S*S>$*^<'**-'^^  'M an old grandfather's clock.  In these'days, when there's a cry  for "all things new," anything that  is not "up to dale," however, interesting and valuable it may he, is  apt to be relegated lo the shelf.  In my" long life I must say, truly, I  have always been treated with'the utmost deference and affection, for, you  see, people of good family and high education generally aie veiy much attached  to handsome and usefiil bits of furniture,  and seldom discard them for a fashionable "fad." Anyway, I hear that we are  quite in demand now, though in bygone  days there were few houses that could  not boast of ono of us, and, to my thinking���but that's neither here nor there.  I am two hundred years old, and not  ashamed to say so. A good deal of ticking  I've done in that time, and a good deal  of life I've seen. 'Ah, me! thc changes  .that take place with the flight of ages.  Tlie old'faces vanish and are replaced ny  the younger ones, who in* their turn  have their dav and'then make way for  others. Yet, 'looking back, it does not  seem so very long ago 'that ladies wore  powdered hair and patches, and inflated  their gowns with'huge hoops, and went  a-visiting hi sedan chairs. Queer times  those, when a man'was hanged for stealing a sheep and duels were evciy-day occurrences. 'Twas always love affairs they  ���fought over. Ladies, I have heard, dye  their hair now, instead of powdering it,  <a-nd wear gowns'in which "thc clinging  ���effect" is carried' to such an extreme  that I marvel.how they get in and out  of them. Of course'it's a graceful style,  if only people would not carry what they  call "style" to such a ridiculous length.  Thank goodness/though,'there are numbers of sensible folk who like to look natural, in spite of the mandates of; fashionable modistes. - ���     '  I haven't done much traveling. You see  almost all my life has been spent with  Scotch people,'where the "auld hoosc  passes from generation to generation,  with all its belongings. Many, a tale I  could tell, ofttimes humorous and. oft-  times'sad, for is not life made up of contrasts! I often think , what strange  pranks human emotion, love, hate, fear,  sympathy,,make human beings play!-  At the time I amVriting of my home  was with three old-sisters: high-bred, aristocratic ladies, 'with 'straight backs  (guiltless of ever having yielded to tne  seductions of n. rocking-chair) and aqui-  lhw noses���the ."family nose,' -they  proudly' called, it. - A trifle stern���reserved also���but they had' dear, warm  hearts beneath that coldness. Why, 1 vt  seen Miss Cecilia's faded gray eyes grow  wonderfully soft and tender at the sighi  of the" first rose of summer, for they fair-  lv worshipped' every plant and tree and  shrub in that1 wonderful old garden oi  theirs. '*      *.     .,,.���,  I could see it from where I stood in  the lobby, and away beyond to the red  brick wall, where hung the most delicious fruit, sun-kissed into perfection oi  taste and color���golden apricots, pears  peaches, plums���amongst the trellised  leaves. If I even began to tell you about  the sweet,' old-fashioned flowers that  grew in such profusion I'd never be ablt  to stop. Most of them took prizes yeai  in year out, at the show, which old  Sandy was "awfu* pi'ood of." And you  should have seen the "alleys" of roses,  and the arbor thickly covered with  them, where the "Gineral" used to smoke  his pipe, and���but I must get on.    ���  One day, when the roses were blooming grandly,'an unwonted excitement got  up in the house. I found out that a  young nephew and his bride were expected from across the ocean. Goodness  me, if there wasn't a fuss! I was rubbed  and rubbed, till I shone like a looking-  glass. The old ladies wouldn't - allow  "furniture polish" to be used for me���  and I think it would have been quite degrading.  I remembered Mr. Archie���a fine, stalwart young fellow. ' He had married an  ���American heiress. The fortune she would  inherit had been made in "trade." Now  this was a great blow to the pride of tho  Ker family���besides, they had had other  hopes oonoerning their nephew. So when  the couple' arrivi-d I could see they had  hard work to conceal their rather unjust  prejudices. She was a tiny creature,  Iwith large, dark eyes and a plump litllo  figure. I confess I fell in love with her  at the very fust, and she seemed equally  taken with me, for she cried out when  passing mo, "Why! what a very quaint,  love of a clock! I dote on these delightfully antique things, with an old family  air about them I"  She had an attractive manner, and  looked kind of shy-like, I thought. You  sec,'she was but young, poor thing, and  had spent most of her life at an'English  boarding-school, I heard. Then, of course,  meeting new relatives must bc^a little  bit trying, even for an'American heiress.  It seemed so for her, anyway.    t  Mr. Archie was gay and "canty" t\s  ever. He smiled at mc and said: "Well,  old fellow, glad lo see you in such good  health!" Just at that moment I struck  four o'clock, which meant from me, "The  same to you!"  When "Petite" (as we all called the  young wife) chose she could be most fascinating, but I noticed she seemed rather  ill at case with her new rcUtives. You  bee, her ways were so different from  tlteiis. Her voice wanted softness, and  her cxpie-ssions were often ,rather odd.  I fancied llicy gin ted on the refined  maimers of the. old people. I used U>  lovo lo lidtcn to tlie negro melodies  which she sometimes sang in the even-  legs, lo the accompaniment of the biuijsi  iter voice was clear and sympathetic,  but often had a sad ring in it, T thought  I'd haps she was a wee bit homesick, lor  all sho had a most devoted hu-rtmnd.  Amongst her songs my favurilo was  "Swanneo Kivcr"���it touched mo wonderfully���and then there was the. "Canadian, Boat Song."   She would sing that  witn Mr. Archie. 1 aid enjoy tnat onei  It was such a pity, 1 oiten thought w  the days went by, that the young cres  turs seemed as far 'away fiom the old  ladies' heart's as ever. The trouble wa*  they had made up their minds that thei?  nephew was .to marry the fail, tall and  stately daughter'of a neighboiing bar  onet, who possessed irreproachable mm  ners and "a family nose" Rcpoi t saic  she had been "fair daft" about our younj-  master Out repoil often makes miitiikeii  ���but 1 must not digress, or you'l! be"  dubbing me a tiresome old chat t�� box.  About two months latei we dccide-l tc  jjive a dinner party���and to give 'it iu  style too. Just'the day before it was'fo  come oil' an unlucky accident befell the  coachman, who was to assist in waiting  �����; table. lie sprained his ankle. Mis.  Archibald "fished up," as she expressed  il, a seemingly veiy smnit young man  to take his place. So everything went  off swimmingly. What a display of find  things! The old family plate was all,on  shpw, and made a brave one.  'Twas a blight, happy gathering: many  young, fresh faces, too, amongst it. Tnat  pleased me; you sec, when one gets old  it seems natural like to feel that way.  Mr. Archie told- such amusing anecdotes  of hia hie in the colonies, and also some  terrifying ones, principally rclating^to  'his trip to a place called���something ending with a "dike," 'where gold was plentiful. I fairly shivered-when I heard  them���such hair-breadth escapes! And  there he.was, sitting amongst us, alive  and,well, and as jolly���("Come now, old  Grandfather, get on; *io havering!',')  But I 'must say, Mr. Archie had been  born with a silver spoon in.his mouth."  i A couple of days later I overheard Mr.  and Mrs. Archibald . talking, . as they  were coming down tho stairs,,arm in arm  ���for they, were always "lliat loving."  She seemed a wee'bit put out, for there  were' tears in her dark eyes, nnd she  looked different altogether, for she wa*  wearing,a black gown instead of thc u*.u-  al white one���a relative had'died, I suppose. , *    . , _     t~  It was the" 12th of August,, and her  husband was' going away for a week'rt  grouse-shooting, which begins in Scotland  on that day. , ������   ,'  I am soft-hearled.. Those teais went  straight to my heart.' They are the so*  Itce, of the old, but the young should not  grieve. . -,  "It's my nose, Archie," she was saying, half laughing, half crying. "I think  I could make them love me if only I  had a 'family nose' and could look stately." -,'.'.���;    ;   ,    j -  You .should have heard Mr. Archie  laugh, and he assured her she had thc  dearest little nose in the world. -It wa*?  the feature in'her face he'd first faller  in love with,*"and then he quoted some  poetry about "the petal of a flower"���  "tip-tilted, like the,petal of a flower,"  that was it. , s *���' -*  e,They stopped beside me. - "They'll low  you, never fear, some day, sweetheart,'  ���ays he. "Won't they, old fellow?" Anr'  I etruck two o'clock, which signified.  "They will!"- I.didn't think, then ,that 1  ���but I'll tell you all about'it.  So we were left alone-^-and some fim  grouse from the moors (made^ their ap  pearance. Of course "you know these  birds are always kept till they are quile  old, so Susan took them down to thi.  cellar. I'm far away,from heather and  sportsmen now, but ah me! a tiny sprig  of it affects me as nothing else can, ex  cept, maybe, the bagpipes. I dare saj  I'm * very sentimental���but, dear me:  what would life be without sentiment  which is, after all, just love and propei  feeling, without which, I'm thinking, tin  pulso of this big, bustling world would  cease to boat.  Now what happened after this is om  of the stirring incidents of my life. M.\  body is long, but so i3 my head, and IT  always feel sure that 'twas the ne\\  man who had taken our old coachman'.-  pkce_ for these few days who was thi  culprit. He was very far removed from  being a professional at his work, bub he  meant business for all that, and Mi-  Archie's absence from home was a step  in the right direction. ^  ��� About two o'clock on the morning of  the 18th of August, when all was quiet,  and asleep in the old house, I heard r  queer kind of fuzzling in the dining-room  Then light footsteps seemed to come to  and fro into the hall. Everything was-  dark as pitch. Even the harvest moo-i  waa tired of shining, and not a ray,.from  her fell (as usual) on the tiled floor oi  the lobby just then. Hark! What���who  is that creeping noiselessly -down the  thickly carpeted stairs? My old eyes  could not see���and yet, is that not n  white figure, for all the world like a big  si'owflake, drifting down, down.* Ah! a  streak of moonlight falls athwart it and  shows clear and distinct the figure of Mi  Archibald's little wife.  She etooned as if to pick up or grope  for something, and I heard her say, "J  may have dropped it in the garden."  Then she gave a kind of stumble, and  a sort of stifled cry. Then���oh, my! J  saw her lift our solid silver, richly chased  coffee-pot from the lowest step, just bo-  hind the knight in armor, who had stood  sentinel there, grim and stern, for loni**  long years. The moon, always capricious, hid her fnce again behind a cloud,  but I could sec thai big snowflake, standing stock still, as if it had been frozen  into a beautiful statue.  She stooped towards thc dining-room  as if listening, and then she crossed  swiftly over to me. I was only a couple  of yards away, luckily. Sho pulled open  my glass door and one after another  sho pushed inside of me the collection of  silver plate thai tho "gentleman" af-  work now in the pantry had placed fher^,  carefully avoiding "clinking" them  against my brass weights���spoons, forks  teapot, salvor���everything higglcdy-pig'  gledy.  Just think of the courage of that  pretty young creature who had grasped  the situation so quickly���and risen lo  tho occasion���and il all seemed lo be  done in a twinkling. For all she knew, a  gang of dcspenuloes might have sprung  ��ut nnd crushed the life out of her ! e-  foro ehe'd time to give one "skirl" for  help. But the best of the play whs to  come.  1 was fearfully excited, so mu-'h so  that my heart beats were louder than  usual, and how I ached with bj-rapathy  when her little mites of hands could  scarcely lock the door of my ens*, they  were trembling so! But she did if, and  slipped the key in within the bodice of  her diessing-gown.  Just a few  moments after we could  hear the thiefs footsteps letuining.   He  evidently wivs going to make his e\it by  ,  a small window just behind'the staircase, and piobably planned throwing the ,  booty out and then making away with '  it.   But if ever a man had mistaken hla  vocation, he had, foi he hadn't the pluck  of a mouse in. him.  '   On hearing him returning, she  crept  behind ine." All her coinage must have  left her, for she just sank down, and I  could  hear ]iei   poor'^ teeth  chattering.  My size'and the darkness pietty effect���>  ally hid her-small figme    Anyway, tlie'  whilom  burglar   (I  could   not  catch   a  glimpse of his face, for his back was to  me all the' time)   made direct for  that  precious coffee-pot and all the other bi;��  of, silver that were so dear  to my  old  mistresses.    He had a black  baize bjg  with him, I noticed, and, probably then*  was a confederate waiting outside  When.  iLO-iQiinfLUioy Jiad hcc&-iuurit'><l.awax ho  expected     next, 1  reckon,    cold    stee'  against his forehead, or he fancied 'omo  .  supernatural agency, had been at work.  If ho only could have seen the'frightened, ���  helpless thing, all that was in his way���  but, thanks to mc, he couldn't.   I stood  solemnly, ��� tick, tick, ticking,  calm audi  brave and strong.    I  verily  believe U '-  that coward, had seen'and laid a finger  on tho little heroine of tho play I would  ,lh��vo cried out loud.   '    ,  -   But he.didn't���ho just gave a, smoth-  >eicd ory, a,wild glance from right to left,  'nnd then he mado for and was through'  that small window iu a'jiffy.   I've often   '  since wondered how ho managed, for he  was a phonoinenally tall man.   Hodidi  anyway,   and   left   everything   behindi  even the block bag was dropped in'his  flight ' "     ' '  Our poor little lady had to keep to'how   ,  bed with a kind of nervous attack afteri  her first and, I hope', last adventure ol  the kind.   A-nd I hod quite a siege of in-.  digestion and was all out of order for *'  some time after, my heart beating like a -  steam engine, and several times 1 struck  twenty-four without stopping.  You may imagine the gratitude of our '  family and the praise wo both did got.  But what pleased me more than anything was that, then and there, Mr. - ,  Archie's wife, "the thorn in the flesh"  lately, and quite unfairly, I thought, was  forever after loved, aye, doted ..upon,-by  thos�� high-bred dames. "For her own  sweet sake," they said, but 'twas the  lucky terminntion to that thrilling episode, in which I played such an important part, that softened their hearts, sky  I; and I think the game was worth the  candle. 'Good-by. * ' ���    ��� '*    '  Clearly Defined  Sunday School Teacher���And.what is  the meaning of "righteous indignation?"  Pupil���Bein' angry wivout cussin', lidy.  One     More    Splendid     Cure  Credited to i:odd's Kidney Pills "  Doctors Said Nicholas Poker had  < ravel or Briight's Disease, or  Something Else���Dodd's Kidney Pills Cave Him the Vigor of  tail/ Manhood.  St. Cathaiines, Out.. Aug. 3,1. ���  (Special).���Nicholas Ecker, tho well-  Known farmer, living near St. John's  P. 0., on the dividing line of Pelhain  and Thorold Townships, who has* been  restored to health after twenty-nine  years suffering from Kidncj* Disease,  lias given a statement for publication.  It reads: -  "I had been a sufferer from Kidney  Complaint for twenty-nine years. I  had the most distressing Backache,  Irritation of the Spine, and I-Ieach-  aches, coupled at tunes with an excruciating circular pain about the  lower par.t of the body. What I suffered no pen can describe. Insomnia too  added its terrors and I was greatly  reduced in flesh.  "Tliree different doctors attended  me. One said I had gravel, another  called iit Bright's Disease, while the  third said 1 was in a dangerous condition. None of them gave me any  permanent help and my friends  thought I could not live much longer.  "At this stage 1 gave up other  treatment and started using Dodd's  Kidney Pills. After taking two  qoxes I found thacy were helping me  and I continued till I had taken sixteen boxes when I was again enjoying  thc splendid vigoe of earlier man-"  hood." < t  iTHE   UKBEBTAKEfl, .  Changes that have taken pucs  "��� in this business.  Hot More   Than Twontt-flvo Per Cent   al  "��� Thoso Who Dio iu Cil I n :n o Bui led m I ho  Old-Fashioned Collin, tlio Holt aro Hunt-?  In ISO Modcin Buiiul Cu-iket.'   ^JJ  /'Nowadays," said an undertaker (oJ  flcng    experience,    "nou    more    than  ,'twenty-five per cent, of,those who dio  (\w cities aro buried in tlie old-fashioned coffin-  the rest are buried in tho  inodeTn burial casket.    The percert-  '  Gge of casket*- used is still    steadiiv  (increasing, and thc only thing   that  (prevents    its suiiplantir-g   the   coflin  'entirely is its   grcator co,t.     Up to  ���within a very few y.*>ars,tlie cheapest  casket made was ono    clo-'h-coveied,,  soiling at about ?50 to ^GO      Theie is  now produced a casket o" uvod stained In imitation of losewood    that is  sold' for ?35.    But coffins.,  oV \-01usc,  are made much    cheaper than    that.  -There are still made soma fine WITI111  I of oak, costing considerably more, but  ' 'the gieat bulk of llie cofim*" now wod  cost considerably less ,and are used ��>  .poorer people.   Still I look lo sen tbo  .day when casketa can bo sold   at a  .(price so low that tho cofim will piao-  licaliy disappear.  , '/'Even now iu tho-'warorooms or thfc  '<big enskot and  coffin    manufnctiuei*'  tho coflin is no longer shown by sam-  /plo.   Coflina arc, of couisc, made stilt  '   Un great numbers in  tho  'aggipgaro,  11   .but thoy are sold from tho catalogue;  ��� tho place they once hold 111 tho^how  rooms is now taken up by the modern  '(burial caskot, which Is made in simply hundicds of styles, to which net*  ���styles, caskets new in design or m finish, or in some detail 01 other,,aie constantly being added.  / "In tho old times when a coffin waa  ������Just a coffin, and that was all theis  '.���was'to it, and the undoi taker,1 who.  ',was perhaps a cabinet maker as well,  ' 'trcado the coffins that he, sold, he kepi  "on hand, or he made to order, coffins  ' lof any'size or quality that might 'b��  needed to meet any 1 cquirement. Ha  'made coffins of various materials and  ���'���grades, but he could supply'there alL  Of course, he couldn't begin to do thai  ' .With the modern buiial casket, though  Che can supply a large majority of the  ���demands made upon , him, because,  ,*while the modern casket is made In  such very great variety, yet the greater number of those sold are comprised  iwithm fifty or fewer varieties that ar6'  ���virtually standard styles, and com-  "cionly sold. The undertaker can cas-  Hly keep on hand a dozen or twent**  'or more styles of caskets, and anfong  [these there is likely to be found on?  suitable.  - "But if there should not be,' the*n,  to these -days, the undertaker, mighl  tell a casket from the casket manufacturer's catalogue, nowadays a largs  and costly book, with a great num-  <ber of elaborate illustrations; or, in  any large city as for instance, in New  ���.York, he -might send or take his customer to the warerooms of the casket  manufacturer, to make a selection  jthere. The sale of the casket would  fee,' of course, not to the ultimate purchaser, but to the undertaker. TJaia  asking'a customer to the showrooms ol  /the manufacturer Is something peculiarly and essentially moaera. Thera  {was no occasion to do so, to be sure,  tin the days of coffins, but, with every  [one ol them a vivid reminder ol  [death, it isn't possible to think r'oi  anybody's looking through a great  .stock of coffins to make a selection,  ' even If there had been such a stock to  select from. But here,' as I was saying a moment ago, there isn't a caftan in sight. There are seen here���  .something as different from the coffin  dn form and appearance as it is possible to make it���burial caskets only.  Caskets of .carved oak and mahogany,  and caskets of aluminum, and caskets  covered with cloth and with plush aad  -With various other fine fabrics, cas-  (kets In many styles, and in b'ack, and  dn white and In various colois, It in  .truly a marvellous display; and  among these caskets, many of them  elaborate and "beautiful, people look  (Without a thought of the drea-i thai  the old-time coflin inspired.  "In old times a coffin was to b�� ccon  In an undertaker's shop only upon  occasions; now it is not an uncommon  thing to see a burial casket displayed  -there in a suitable showcase. For a  long time now, though it Is dined th*  'introduction of burial casket*", it has  (been a custom, followed by many undertakers in the more densely pouplexl  /parts of tho city, to put in theh show  ..window a child's burial casket; they  /would nevpr think of putting a little  coffin there, but the little casket if  something very diffeient. Sometimes,  ���if thero is room in a window, there ia  shown thero a full-sized casket; bat  more often such a display as that is  made in a showcase inside; and such  'displays might be seen nowadays in  ���undertakers'* establishments ia any  ���part of tho city, the casket thus  shown being one costing perhap $500,  ibut moie likely $1,000 or more. Commonly such displays would be of a  eingle casket; but in some establishments nowadays there might be seen  ,��nore than one, and you might see a  considerable number thus displayed.  / "Some ot this modern display is  'flue, no doubt, to modern, progressive  ways of doing things, which have entered into the undertaking business  dust as they have into every other.  CRur the possibility of it at all I3 due.  like the other changes I have mentioned to the casket itself, so far removed from that veritable symbol of  death, the old-time coffin." ,   n '_  r     ���������������������������������������������  To get the benefit of reading thera  should' be method or system in it  One'cannot read even a small fraction  of all the boGfts and penodicals published, and thercefore those should ba  read that best strengthen and qualify,  the readfer's purpose. Reading without  a purposeJs like going to sea without  a compass.1 Plow to read and get th��  most out of it is tiuly an art.        -*"  The Tiara of Ssitephernes.  Mainly About People.  !*-4  STABLE HINTS.  If the Oiicnial King Sailaphevne<3-*.hnd,  before his death, come in contact wila  some Boolhsiiyei, and thioiigh him become appuscd of thc Vaiious phases of  tho Dicyfus casr*, he would, no doubt,  have felt piclty sine that his name could  not pobsibly bo linked with events fiom  which his own life waa scpaiatcd by a.  lapsc of moio tlin 11 two thousand yoai3.  Jlis  confidence  would  have   been    due  ���sunply lo  thc fact that hu and his con-  'temporaries    ���weie   sadly    unacquainted  with the piactioes of shady ait dealcis  and modci 11 political pamphlcloois.  Thc di<-agiecablo plight in,-which the  Louvre Aluouuni now happens lo bo ii  known Ihiotigh the whole artistic and  nrchnc-ologicil vol Id A few ycrus ago  tho officeis of the Must-urn weie olleicd a  lot of antique, 01 supposedly antique,  ,woiks of art, among thciri a lnagnillccnt  gold tia'ia, corned with Gicek designs  and inscription'*, which was declaicd to  have at one time reposed upon tlie 'head  of King Sailaphcines. The puce asked  for tho lot was two bundled thousand  franco. The baigain. was not easy lo  stulce. j Tlie tiaia might not be au-1  t'hcnlic* then, it was town id the end of  the fiscal yew andJJio appiopnalion at  tho disposal of lhe*Museum foi the enlargement' of its collections was ncaily  e-vhausted. '-The' thing .went tluough,  however; eminent archaeologists vouched  for,the authenticity of the,antiques, dc-  claied to have been dug out ncai Odessa  on tenitoiy having belonged to the old  kingdom. sof'Pontus, and fuends of the  Museum advanced the puichass money.  Thus there vas no fcai that thc piecious  tiara' might adoin the galloues 'of the'  British Museum,1 and remain as a lcmind  er of a new'victory of England'over  France. Thero'wore some sceptics, however/who were not quite convinced that  ���the articles purchased by the Louvie  wore quite so old as they weie claimed  'to be; who believed, even, that their age  might be e-cprcsscd more accurately with  one figure, or peihap-i,with-two, than  with four, "i'he tiara, however, bulliant-  'ly glittered, darling thei multitude, from  'the top of an isolated 'pedestal, until the  German "archaeologist' Vuertwacnglei  .published over his own signatuie a dissertation maintaining by the aid of most  serious^rguments that thc famous headpiece'was entirely spurious and moslhu-  miliatingly modern. The controversy  went on .for a while, for the tiara had'its  defenders as well as its traducers, when  suddenly a man appealed who e\'claivaod*  "Me, m*- adsuni qui feci I" His name  was Elina, but he was better known -under the alias of Mayence. lie lived in  Montmartre, and claimed that the famous Butte, made lllustnous as "the  home of the Parisian "Ohansonniers,"  had-also the glory of having been the  Ibirthplace of the much-talked of tiara,  For a while he was the man of thc day.  But he soon had to retire into ignominious obscurity, for it was demonstrated  beyond possible contradiction tlhat,  whether spurious or authentic, whether  coming irom an ancient Eastern palace  or a modern junk shop, the costly  Louvre purchase had started for its westward voyage from the neighborhood -of  Odessa.  It was then that the Frond-i Government commissioned one of the leading  French archaeologists, Monsieur Clei-  monl-Gannetiu of tho Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettrcs, thoroughly  ��0 examine tiho tiaTa, and report upon  its authenticity. Another claimant had  appeared for the fatheihood of tho antique, a Russian Jew by the name of  Rouchomowski. He was sent for, came to  3?aris at tlio expense of the Prench authorities, and seems to have satisfiedthe  learned Academician that all tlie design-*  and insenptaons of the tiara were copied  by fhim from books of archaeology, supplied to him Ay people who, though he  was ignorant of their puipose, simply intended to -"icumue some of tha leading  European museums. Befoio he makev  his final report, M. Clcimont-Ganneau �����-  inerely wailing until llouehomowski,  'whose tools have also been sent for, ha;  made in his pieaence some piece of work  equaling the artintic finish and archaeological accuracy of the tiara. This -��vill  bo the final tost, and of its lcsult illicit-  seems to bo 'but little doubt. In the  moantimo Bouehomowski takes advantage of his unexpected and newly-acquired celebrity to treat the Parisians to  an exhibition of his truly admiiaJilc  carvings.  But Dreyfus? Well, it happens th-sit  the friend who enabled tho Louy e 'by 1  loan (Shall we call it timely or tuitime  ly?) to add the tiara to its collcction*-  waa Monsieur Theodore Beinach, tl.��  'author of a well-known Hisloiy of Mith-  cridates, that the genuineness of the object was vouched for by his brother, Salomon Beinach, and that both are brothers  of Joseph Beinach, whose active campaign^  in favor of Dreyfus is well remembered.  This started Honii Bochefort. The old  pamphleteer's temper has been in no  way mellowed by his whito hair and  three and a half score of years. If the  Beinachs are in a deal, it can, accordirjj  to him, but bo unholy from top to bot-  (tom. What else can be expected from  Dreyfusards? Therefore he boldly ac- ,  cuaes the Beinoohs of having conspired to  defraud the French public, and of advancing money to tilie Louvre only in order to divide with the people from whom  tlie tiara was purchased, Hc-hman aad  A woman with eight young children*  boarded a stiect car which was aheady,  comfortal-ly filled. ���* The conductor became a trifle impatient because it took  the family so long to get aboaid, and as  the mother finally leached the top step  and the car began to move, the conductor asked, with a suspicion of a smile:  "Are these all yom childicn, madam, or  ii it a picnic?" "They aie all my children,"' returned the woman, with a grim  imile, "and I tell you it's no picnic."   <  Tlie other day the London "Pall Mall  Gazette" referred to W. S. Gilbeib ai  "the late W. S. Gilbeit." This called  forth a note of protest from the famous  comic opera librettist, in which he said:  "Theie is a line in your issue of yesterday that must ha-v e sent a tin ill of joy  through many a -\\ 01 Lhy homo I refer  to a line in an article headed 'A Isaval  Battle,' in which- I am lefericd to as  'the late W. S. Gilbeil' I a.11 always  soiry to spoil spoil, but common candor  compels me to admit (leluctatiUy) that  I am still alive.,. Yoms faithfully, W. S.  Gilbert." ,  Ficdcrick III. of Prussia, -who delighted in his leputalion as the most laconiu  minim Emopc, once ni'-l a, Hunganan  magnate, taking the wite-i-. at (Jaihbad,1  who had also acquiicd fame foi abiupt-  ness of-speoch. This templed the Pius-  ���sian monaieh to meet him and liy him  "in the aits of brevity. ' The magnate,wan  pointed out lo Picdciitk as lis stood in  the hall of his hotel. The king went up  to him, and thc following conveisatiom  was tho result: Picdciick���Bathing?  Ilungaiian���Dunking, j Piedciick ��� Officer? Hungauan���M-agiialc Picdciick���  So! nungaiian (taking thc initiative)���  Detective? Fiedciick���Kingl Hungarian���Congratulate1 ��� . >  ^Misl Leslie M. Shaw, the wife of tho  Secictaiy of the United Slates Tieasmy,  has recently,given out in Washington.a  number of abusing mleiviews about thc  inadequacy of the salanes of cabinet  officers. Mis Shaw was Miss Alice Ciaw-  shaw in her youth, and she has always  been noted for her leady-wifc It is saict  of h'er that a'young man of humorous  bent one day exclaimed in hoi* presence:  "What could be moie dreadful than for  a woman, after mending her husband's  coat, to find in one of the pockets a love  letter from another'woman?" '"Foitu-  nately," said Mis. Shaw, "that could never happen. The \ioman would find the  letter hist, and then she would not mend  the coat."     ' '  A village clergyman, deflates "Publio  Opinion," has this ingenious bit among  his records: One^cuy he was summoned  in haste by Mrs. Johnston, who had been  taken suddenly ill. He went'in somo  wonder, because'she was not of his parish, and was known to be devoted to,her  own minister, the Bev. Mr. Hopkins.  While he was waiting in the pailor, before seeking the sick woman, ho beguiled  the time by talking with her daughter.  "I am very much pleased to know your  mother thought of me in her illness," he  said. "Is Mr. Hopkins away 1" The lady  looked- unfeignedly shocked. "No," she  said. - "Oh," no.- But we're afiaid it's  something contagious,*and we didn't like  him to run any risks."   ������  Mrs. Van Vorst, the author of "The  Woman Who Toils," had many amusing  and odd adventures during her life as a  worker. One adventure that has not  heretofore been printed concerned a taciturn man. ,She met this man on a New  England *road, mending a woim fence.  "Can you tell me," she said to him, "how  far it is from here to tho next town?"  He pointed forward. "Milestone little  further on will tell you," he growled.  Rudeness such as this vexed Mrs. Van:  Vorst. "But the milestone ���will be no  good to'me, foT I can't read," she said.  Thereupon the taciturn man chuckled ai  little. "Ho, ho," he said, "it is just tha  kind o' milestone ffcr people that can-tread, for all the writin's been washed off  of it."    .  The following story of the Pops is current in Italy, wheie Leo XIII. personal'  ly is moat popular even amongst the anti-Clericals.   He, has���or is sapposcd ta  have���some nephews who find it somewhat difficult  to  extract  money  from  him.   The wife of one of these nephews  is said to have undertaken to get some  from  him.    She  solicited an interview,  .and,  having obtained  it,  said:    "Holy  Father, I come to seek your advice.   I  am poor, I have  a  laTgc family,  and,  idas! I am in debt.   I have been gifted  by heaven with a good voice, and th��  proprietor of a music hall has oflered mo  a large salary to appear on his stage and  sing a few simple songs    Ought I to ao-  cept the offer?"   "Certainly," replied his  Holiness; "and I only regict that my official  position will not allow me to be  present at your debut."  - Professor James Biyce in his recently  published "Studies in ConlcmpoiaLy Bio-  giaphy"  has   this   paragiaph  on   Gladstone and Darwin: "Once in thc lobby of  the House of Commons, seeing his countenance saddened by the troubles of Tie-  land, I told him, in oidcr to divert hia  thoughts,  how   someone    hnd   recently  discovered' that Dante had  in his  lust  years been appointed at Ravenna to a  lectureship which raised him above the  pitch of want.   Mr. Gladstone's face at  once lit up and he said, 'How strange it  is to think that these gieat souls whose  words are a beacon-light to all the generations   that   have   come   after   them,  should have had cares and anxieties to  vex them in their daily life, just; like the  rest of us common mortals.'   The phrase  remi ded mo that a few days before I  had heard Mr. Darwin, in dwelling upon  tho pleasure a visit paid by Mr. Gladstone had given him, say, 'And he talked  lust as if he had 'been an ordinary person  like ono of ourselves.'    The two great  men were alike unconscious   of    their  greatness."  Here are' some "stable hints'* that  ore good enough to be offered to horao  owners generally:  Give your stable a thorough cleaning occasionally. It will moie than  repay you in way of appearance, ancV  ie beneficial in a sanitary way.  Give your stable'plenty of air and  light.  Always    water your horses   beforo  feeding.   Yon can teach him to drmk  then by not offering water after^feed-  ing,  thereby avoiding possible colio  ^'t-.-.-*1-,   i     -~I --������"������������* hot.  oivc youi   uoioo  c, -     , *��  n. largo  surfaced feed lie.   cr L=,e an iron ono  with aninc-.l?. sarfr.c? (half   ball),  molded in; he Will not fill h'e mouth _  60 full, chewing his icod bettei.  Feed Your hoisc ac r.eai tne giound  jif possible; -when eating low,down  -moie saliva becomes mixed with tho  tood, aiding dlge&tion.  Have your stable stalls as ncaily 00  a-level a-3 possible.  Use a little lime occasionally in  your stalls aud barn yard Li'rae is ���*  cjuat purifier.  Don't speak to your horso lo'idcr  thru you would lo ycin sweotheait,  an don't allow piofanily used around  him���a hoicc with biams don't liko  to be talked to like a pi-ze fightor.  Have regulai hours for feeding ycur  tiioise, and give him suffici.cnt''time to  cat. "    .  ' Don't strike your, horse with a tone  Ifandle, or strike him over the head;  it ho needs punishing use a< small  whip;���everyday clubbing or striking  does no good. Make him respect you  and the whip, and^ have him fear  nolhing else.'  Use your horse kindly, but do not  pet him���it makes him too lamiliar.  Pet horses aro like pet . people���no  good.*\ > ,  Feed"your horse clean food; if yur  oats are dusty clepn thorn,'and ;dont  feed hay full ot dusc oi>" diit.  Don't tie your hoice too-low down  'or too long, just so "he can nave iho  use of his head to lie aown  Change your hoise's feed occasionally; it will make him feel good Give  him bran, loots, etc "(small quantit ee  of roots at first until ^ccuscomed to  them). How would you like to be fed  day in and day out on < oae, kind oH  food?  -Don't allow your'hoise to' stand m  manure or wet places "Ihi3 is what  causes thrush, and the ammonia arising in such places affects the ejes,  etc., and coming in contact with the  carriage and harness destroys v<U"  nieh and weakens leather.  ��� Keep your horse feeling good by  proper food and care and he will m re  than repay you for the little extra iim-j  you give him.        * ' \  Keep your horse well groomed, as a  ���well-kept animal not only appears better but keeps easier and feels better  .(like a man after a bath) than on?  neglected. l  Keep a little salt where your lioise  can get it at his pleasuie, not throwing it in his feed. How do you Lku  your food over salted?  Keep your horse's mane and tall  well cleaned and wash h*s tail and  dock occasionally in. a pail of water.  It will greatly stimulate it and grow  & flowing tail.  you notice a   fowl   1 oiling   on   tha    '  ground, as though endeavoring to dust  itself, it is a eure sign that Hce are at}  -work.   When the hens do not lay, ex.  amine,their heads for the large lice,'  and also clean out aud    drench    tho  poultry-house.    Boiling water or hot  eoap-suds will kill Hce instantly, but,  the iemedy must be used freely; that  is, drench    the house, eveiy poitlon,'  with kerosene emulsion or boiling water, and repeat it twice a week until,  mo'signs of lice can be noticed. <, Tha  hens will then nd themselves of Ilea ;  with the dust-bath.     The   adveitised  lice remedies aie chop and excellent,  Anecdotal/  i  w ��� Dairy Dots. 1   >  Sutter-fat percentage is not increased or decreased by this, that or tne  other feed. The percentage seems to  be as much a fixed thing as''is tne  number of legs, or eais, or eyes, oj  bones In tho cow's body.v Dairymen  may safely recognize this truth iand  act upon it v/ith confidence, in the  making up of rations for their cowc  In building up a dairy herd the  ���dairyman must work on the individual  cow with feeds and tests. Pedigree  iWill not insuie milk-flow or butter-  lat Blood will not insure vigor, livery blooded and pedigiecd cow should*  be tested just as thoioughly as the  grade cow or the promiaing scrub.  The cheap cows of the great strains  ore generally not valuable dairy cows,  lor they are geneially cheap necau^e  they lack the chief characteristico of  their strain, the quantity and quaiicy  of milk, the ease of keeping, the good  make-up in geneial. 'lhe obseivant  dairyman will find some so-culled  Jersey or Holstein-Frlcslan or Ayrshire or other holds that aie veiy Inferior heids in every essential, becusa  made up of thc cheapest and poo. est  cows that aie entitled to bear one or  another of the gieat stialn name;.  If the dairyman buys blood or stialn  at all he should buy al least i collectable animals of the selected var.ety.  Milk will vary In coloi as well aj  flavor with varied feeds.  Butter fat Is a compound of ten or  more separate substances, all of which  are oily, and this may be tho reason  ,why no single oily substance fed to a  cow will perceptibly inciease her percentage of butter-fat.���Now Yorlf  Farmer.  lm  It,W<TeIated that Sainte-Beuve detest- '  ed rain.'   On one occasion, when he had,  to fight a duel, he appealed with a pistol  in  one  hand  and   an   umbrella  in' the.  other.   "I am willing to bt> shot," he exclaimed, "hut not to get wet." ;'    " '  George Meredith, the eminent novelist,    '  is as aleifc and witty m his casual talk ��  a3 he is in hist fiction.   Not long ago, in  ���  conveioalion   >vith  a, friend,  Mr. Mere-,  dith was asked his opinion of a certain    j  obnoxious poison who had lately f-ettled  in the n&ghboilioocl.   "Ilo scenic to me,"  lophed  the  author  of  "Diana  of     tho  Ciossways," *'to be ono ol  the least o2  God's meicies."  A chaiacleustic sloiv of the late Sir  Hccloi  Macdonald has just leached us."  Always a man of few v,oids, when send-,,  ing his only ^son to a. public school for  thoTiist time," he addiessod the following, ���  bnof note to the hcadmastci. "Herewith f  boy Hector,  to be made a man of"���a1 ^  sentence woithy of being handed dowiv^  to  postcaity  a3'a  lemarkable  e\amplo-  of bievity and --toiling common sense.   ' *  An Englishman of .somewhat question-\t  able reputation.-who1 was criticising tho,1  Ameii'can way of spelling, once tuined to*\>  Maurice Bariymoie, the actor, and saidn  '.  "I'll leave it to Mr. Bairyruore.,   Is it  right to leave out the *u' in such words ���  as harboi, neighbor, honoi, candor, etcr*,'  '"Well, about haibor and neighbor I am  ~  not sure," icplicd Bairymoie, "but when  it comes to honor and candor I leave you 'i  out." ^ -v   r       "    v *���',  The s'toiy is told of a Scotch preacher "-  who gave his people long,, stiong/ser-   j  mons, and doliveied them in a lemark-  ably delibeiate manner.   One Sunday ha  asked a fiiend who was visiting him to  occupy his pulpit in the mouiing.   "An*   '  were you satisfied.wi'  my  pleaching?"1 .  asked his fnend, as they walked homo   '  from'the kirk.    "Weel," said his host,  slowly, "it waa > fair discoorse, Will'm,  a fair discoorse; but it pained mo at tho '  last to seo.the folk looking sae fresh and   ,  wide awake.   I mistrust 'twasna sae long ,-  nor sae sound as it should hae been."     ���*���  When   Booker   T. Washington,,  was'i  asked by a Southerner recently to -prova  to a^Noithern audience that that section  was really responsible for the introduction of slaveiy into 'the American colon- J;  ies,  Mr.  Washington vsaid   he   was  reminded of  the story of an old eolored  man who had a pig, which he sold one  morning to a whito man for three dol-   -  iars.   The white man drove off with hia   .  purchase, but on the road the pig~escaped,  and found its way back to Uncle Zeke'a '  cabin.   A little later, another white man,  came along, and Uncle Zeke sold him the "  same pig for another thiee dollars.    On!  his way home with the pig the second  purchaser encountered the first returning   '  in search of the escaped animal.   After, .  some wrangling theyvdecided to go back;  and refer the question to the old darkey.1  "Uncle Zeke" said number one, "didn't  you sell me this pig at nine o'clock thia  morning?"    "Sho' I did, massa"    "But,  Uncle Zeke," said nurabei two, "didn't I  pay you  three  dollars  for  this pig at   r  twelve o'clock?"   "Sho' you did, massa "  Well, then, who does rh<* pig belong to?"  "Sakes alive," said Uncle Zekp, "cn't you,   '  white folks settle dacquestion between'  vo'selves?"  Like many French mer, especially those'  hailing from the south of Prance, Presi-'  dent Loubefc is veiy fond of those na-  taonal dishes in which gaihc forms an  ,  important ingredient.  Once, in his lawyet  days, when he,was pleading in court after having partaken of some such dish, *  his   democratic   tastes   in    'his   respect^ '  placed him in a somewhat embarrassim**  position.    The presiding judge happened  to he a man of aristociatic origin and  breeding, to whom the odor of garlic was  absolutely intolerable.    M. Loubet rose  and began his argument.    He had  not  proceeded very far when the judge waa  observed to  sniff rathei  uncomfortably,  and to take  out a peifumed  handkerchief, reinforcing it a few numents later with a smelling-bottle.    These niea-  ������i-res, however, pioved of no avail as a  protection from the pungent and penetrating effluvium which emanated from!  the future President of the republic. At  last, his olfacloiy aeni-c rising in open  rebellion, the indignant judge shoutedi  "Usher,   open   the   windows;   open   the  doors.    For heaven's sake, let out thia  abominable smell I"   Since then M. Loubet, it is said, though he still preserve-a,  his simplicity of life, has eliminated garlic from his articles of diet. ,'  '>  ���TC  ��77��7'''f-*  Teacher (to pupil, whom he has caught  nimicking him)���Tom Jones, if you do  tot stop acting like a fool, I shall send  fou from the class.  '._  lalce and Itcinedlon.  Chicks hatched later than May will  BO-.tietimes make slow growth, henco  are driven from their nests* by tho mil.  llonb of red lice, and tho large head-  Jice torment the fow's until exhaustion en-sues. At night the hens cannot rest, and disease appears because  the vigor of the flock has been lowered  to a point where the birds cannot  resist contagion. One of the essentials now is to provide a dust-bath, so  that the birds can dust.     Whenever  The Odds Against Him. /  Ezra Pike���Mother, you got ter ston  takin' in summer boardeis, er else I got  ter quit farmm'. .  Mrs. Pike���W'y, pa, what's the trouble?  Ezra Pike���They's no use prayin' fen  rain with fourteen summer boarder?  prayin' fer fair weathei.���"Judge."  "Ah, Jean, dear," she said to th��]  duke, "why don't you go to papa to-daytj  Delaya aro dangerous, you know." "YeaJ  I realize that," he replied, "but I've onlj$  known, you three days, and these get-,*  rich-quick schemes always seem to be so*  risky."���Chicago   "Record-Herald." '  Crawford���Why don't you tell youxi  wife the baby is crying? Crabshaw���IJ  I .did she would  sing    it    to  Bleep,-*  WMUtMHIflHinB  ���MSBU1IU I    ,-.  ::;   1; c, ���,-i.s.,,t-!.: -'-\,   o::%0L::i.-24,   i-,cj  "i  PICKED UP HERE AND THE$E.  Church ol England:   ���  St. .Martin's Church, cor. Tlui d mid Trainer ���streets. Sunday ser-. icos, Mtitiiia at, 11 a.  ni., I**veiisoiiir7.*0 p. m. Celobi ntion of Holj  Comiuimioii, 1st Swiicluy in eneh month mid  on St&einl occasions. Suudnj School. Siui-  duj ut 3 D in. ConiiniUPo .Moc-tuiCi., ^*  Tlminluj in each month.  ' .lie1.. K. i'- Sti'iilieiiidn, Hector.  St. Aiiiliow's .Pii'shjtenaii Clnncli hold  sol-.ices iu'tlio Ciiurcli on Second Stieet.  Morning si-Mice nl H I'MJiiliip wivico T.'IU  Suiulio School ut the tlobo oT the nioiiinif;  seiMCO. Rav. i;!TuiUiiifiton,.Miiiistci*. Kioo  JRcml-iii-- Koom. to *.*. lni'li all ai e �� elioim*.  Kodaks and Fie*-,!*, kodak supplies at C. R. Bourne's.     ^  The contract for building the  Atliu- Club has been let lo Mr.  Marcus  McDonald's 'Gioceiy makes a  specialty of fresh eggs   and butter.  The Rev. F.-L. Stephenson left  for Skagway to meet his wife and  chilchen, who aie returning to  Atlin-  Large slock of Domestic and Im-  ���poiled cigais at C. R. Bonnie's  Mr. A.   Carmichael  left  for the  coast last Monday.   ��  '   A full line of silverware,    also  1847    Rogers  table-waie  at Jules  Eggert's.  Exceptionally rough weather prevailed here this week; the Scotia  was unable to make the trip on Sunday owing to the heavy wind.  Sleamei-Scotia  will  leave  Atlin  to connect with "Gleaner" on Sun-  ��� day morning  at 9 a.m.    Monday's  trip is cancelled.  Aseiious fire was averted this  'week at the Gold House, Discovery  by the prompt action of Mr. Welters  who got severly burned ou the  hands in throwing out a blazing gasoline lamp.  Do not leave camp without seeing that your name is on The  Atlin Claim's Subrciiptiou list,  and keep in touch with local happenings during the winter.  An enjoyable children's party  was given ou Tuesday last, in honor  ot Miss Betsey Robinson's birthday.  Chris. Doelker has taken over his  old stand, and will continue to supply his customers, with the best the  market affords iu meats, fish and  game in season.  Wood, from the present outlook,  will be a very scarce commodity this  winter,'owing to the loss of several  booms.  The market is well stocked with  grouse of every variety, blue grouse  paiticularly are very plentiful.  Largest and best assoited Stock  in Camp at The Atlin Trading Co.,  Limited.  Mrs. Walter Owen and child arc  expected home shortly.  Large shipment of Candies and  Chocolates just arrived at E- L.  Pillman &Co's.  ��� There will be a dance on Thursday next at Dixon's Hall, all are  cordially invited to all end; a most  enjoyable evening is anticipated and  should not be missed.  Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at all  times at The Atlin Trading Co.,  Limited. .  New Hue, of Hardware stE. L-  i-illman & Co's.  All kinds of Rubbers, Felt Shoes,  Moccassms aud other winter Footwear at The Atlin Trading Co., Lid.  Mr. Norman Rant met with a  painful accident on Wednesday,  having badly,cut his fingers with an  axe whilst splitting wood. We  hope that Mr. Rant's injuries will  not prove of a serious nature.  " The office of Messrs D. Mason &  W. Grime caught fiie last Tuesday  afternoon Mr. Grime lost some  very valuable documents and plans;  the  damage  to  the  building  was  IRON  STORE,  "FIRST   STREET;  ARK  STILL   TO   THE   FRONT  IN ' ' ���'  1     ' , -   - 1  1 f  ���Groceries, ,Bry 'floods,-Boots- k Shoes, Etc.  slight.  Full Hue of Fall Dry Goods just  anived at E. L. Pillman &Co's.  F. P. Miller of McKee creek returned by Monday's boat to Vancouver. ' ,  A    CARD'  * We the undersigned beg to thank  most heartily, all those whoso kindly and prompty assisted -in extinguishing the fire at our office, and  theieby saving us from a serious  and ii reparable loss.  W. Wallace Grime.  C. Dubois Mason.  Atlin. B. C.   Oct. 23 1903.  Tho.Line* of   FALL   and   WINTER    GOODS   we   have   placed   In   Stocl;  this   week   are   certainly . EYE - OPENERS  Just see our shii'ls and underwent  And socks at any pi ice a pait-r  Our nuts aud gloves cannot be beat.  Our bools and shocsso trim and ueai  Cigais and cigaietles to smoke,  'jut .sec 0111 pipes, oh ! iny !  If once \ou got >oiu e-.es or. them  You'cciiinot help but buy  AT    THE   IRON    STORE  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  "AND        ''.'-,  MANUFACTURING. Co., Limited.  ENGINEERS. MACHINISTS. BLACKSMITHS, & IKON POUNnHRS.  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  22nd inst, are as' follows :-*  Oct.    16  ,  18  ���      19  *  20 *  2X  22  0��HA����O STEAM  LAUNUnV ��� ELCC1I.I0 LIGHT i. POWM*  FUKS1611KD 'IO Ml.-LB.  MINIM.  '   Klc. _i_ FoMl LlNl*. OF ES0IMBB1I8 SUPn-IEB -k PHTXNQB CaMHED IN   STOCK.    ���  , ELECTRIC    LIGHT    RATES: ���'Installation,   $3-5�� P" --S^**  W Gandle Power, Incandescent ,$3:BO per month per light.  Special' Rates for Arc Lights & Large Incandescent-Lights.     .  Also for Hotels'& Public"Buildings.  16  39  .  I �� .  32  .  JS���  28  *  1  ' 34  37  " ���  -31'  .' '39  29  '-32  ���  29  33  -iT'Tr  ���R  ) lie  *U*.  -  NOTICE is hereby given that after sixty days  from dute I, as matiaeer for the Atlin Trading Comi-anj, Limited, will make application to tho Hon. The Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works to purohase the following  described land: viz Commencing at a post  marked A. T. Coy's S. E. Corner, on the  vest side of Water Street, Mini Townsite  thence Norhorly along west sido of said  Streot CO feet, thence Westerly 1U0 feot.  thence Southerly CO feet, thonce Easterly 100  foetto point of commencement.  Dated at Atlin, 13. C.  this 9 tli. duy of October 1903.  ,A. S. Cross.  THE  GMSH   MEAT ���tajRIUtET  ; ..'cilRISi. ;.llf ELpEiS'v \t .  \    -  First Street, , Atliu. ,  I KEEP NONE BUT PRIME. STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES..  .**'  Wholesale   and. Retail / <*  ��*  <*  lotel*  DIXCN    BROTHERS,' Proprietors   ������� . :   Pool   &    Billiards,   Free. ���    ,  Freighting and Teaming.        -J*        Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST   OF   GOODS'  Sam.  Johnstone,   Prop.  Wholesale   and    Retail    Bucher  FIRST   STREET/-ATLIF,   B.   C  ' 'i  ���ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are announced      for      the ' months    of  September   and   October,   leaving  Skagway at 6 p.m.> or on arrival  of the train :  Princess May  Sept. 18 .  ���      29  Oct.   9  ,.    19  ,.    29  For further information, apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  Amur  Sept. 14  ,,     24  Oct.   5  ,-    15  ..   26  V--C7E  give special   attention to Mail and Telegraphic Orders.  AGENTS   FOR     g^rf  Qtf  Co.  Rose of Ellensbuiy Butter.  The Cudahy. Packing: Co.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee."  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables���Crockery,  Wholesale & Retail.  '-  m  Skagway,  Alaska.  ��AW5#M  n~EiL  TA KU   B.   C.     O  ���   " CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   FISHING   &   SHOOTING..  F.   G.   Ashton,    Proprietor,

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