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The Atlin Claim 1903-09-12

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 -*���*!-���� ftl irftiynnirirtfari  "������HITI mtrt+ki* *Hu.*itrB*u,tm^nliuCtvU&  !WW?^^^SS^^  -.   l-i  I -  " i  V        -I    )-,*  '>' >-)  p-\  y    ' Mi  - i ' ",  " 'r^Oi'i  ��_-... ".    .- '    !"  i y t ' y ��  ���>, r  VM  I  }  '.VOL.   9.  ATLIN,   B.C.,   SATURDAY.    SEPTEMBER ' 12,   1903  NO. 217.  PROSPERITY  ' Prevails Throughout the At-  '    .   - lin 'Camp.   '    '     '  The Season About to Close Will  Prove to Be One-of the Most  Profitable in the 'History of  the District.. v  It cannot but fail to impress any  one visiting the different, scenes of  activity throughout the camp' that  the Atlin Mining-DisLiict has successfully weatlieiedthe experimeni-  .talistage/'and that it*is now on the  e\e of 0 profitable and enviable  caiecr and that its futurei pi ogress  will* make it" one of the ruining  camps of the century. - ,  T During the early part of.the^sea-  son work was 'seriously checked by  high water and the ill-advised  strike of May last, while a shortage  of water on several of the creeks at  present has likewise affected the  camp's   gold   output.^   In  spite of  - these drawbacks the output will be  *greatly in ^excess of any -previous  season in proportion to the number  of opeiatois^aud the indications are  that the annual output will henceforth steadily increase. ' ^v;"-  "A brief resume of-some of the  more important operations tliiough-  /out the camp should be in order at  this time:      -   .  " PINE CREEK'  ^Operations on" .this- creek have  been mostly confined to hydraulic  mining, "but with those individual  miners who are still working on  the creek, some very good yields  have been won, notably Joe Kotod  and, associates, on what is .known  as the Harrigan ground, just below  'Discovery. On this property,  which was supposed to  have been  ' worked out, as high as two ounces  a day to the-man has been taken  out. On the claim immediately  above a small gang has recently  gone to work, with variable success.  Drifting work on the high benches,  . between the Harrigan and Sabiu  hydraulic pits, which was carried  during last winter and the first part  of the summer with fair results, has  been practically suspended, though  . this method is still being successfully pursued adjacent to Willow  creek by Cancellor and others. At  the mouth of Gold Run, Messis.  Green & Co. aie making money off  their creek'claims. They have two  pumps and a derrick at work. The  highest record this season has  been 42 ounces for a week's work.  Hydiaulicing by the Pine Creek  Power Co. and Mr. J. F. Deeks has  been successful to a degree. In the  case of the former company, this  year's exploitation has fully established the enormous extent and  richness of the ancient auriferous  gravel deposit, which it will take  years to work out.  SPRUCE CREEK. _,  The placet miner still'leigns  supieme on Spmce, where theieare  more, men at woik than in any  othei pail ol the district. This  cicek pioaents the most inlcicsting  pictures on placet mining' that  could be found and the combination  of uuning experience and modem  machinery makes one think that  placet mining here has ��� become a  science., Some extraordinary clean-'  ups have"been made and "ounces"*  pei, day to the maii^ are' moie the  rule than the exception. It will be  somcyeais before the main portions of'the cieek falls into the  hands of hydiaulic operators The  Spruce Creek Hy., - Ltd., may ,be  able to'get in a'few -days' hydiaulicing before the close of the ^season, the pipe is being" put together  as lapidly as possible. ,The Colum-  bia^Hyd Co. is'thirsting'for want  of water. ^ ,  BOULDERiiCREEKy '''  The output among ,the miners on  this creek has not averaged as high  this season as last, owing primarily  to lack of water, while the necessity  of each owner 'looking.'after the  tailings from his claim has temporarily caused a cessation of work/  In "this -connection, we would  cite Spruce, between 60 and 100  below; as "an instance of how tailings can be taken care of." There  is no complaint from the Soc. Miu-  lere as to their progress, so vve sup^  pose they continue to do well.  Such of the other, creeks upon  which work is being done, notably  McKee, Biich and Wright, are all  turning " out their, share of the  world's wealth.  The North Columbia Co.  The success attendant upon the  operations of this company.duriug  the present season must be very  gratifying to the stockholders.  The opening " out of the -Yellow  Jacket mineral claim has-given  the most -encouraging prospects.  The old drive at the 'foot of the  shaft has been continued, and what  was supposed to be a vein has been  found to be an immence dyke of  free-ruiling ore, showing a handsome working profit. A trial lot of  30 tons is now on the dump, ready  to be run through the mill, which  started up this week. The shaft  will be sunk some distance farther  and and another cross diive made.  Under this company's 'supervision the property of the Stevendyke  Hyd. Partnership is being exploited, preparatory to taking up a  bond, and we aie reliably informed  that the results obtained fully confirm the claims of the owners, viz.:  that the ancient high bench channels of Pine and Spruce creeks  would be found intact on their  ground. The Stevendyke bids fair  lo become the most valuable hydraulic property in the district and  the N.C.M.Co. is to be congratulated on its acquisition of this  property.  A Serious Fire Averted. '  f A rather alarmii.g lire bioke out  on Wednesday evening al the Royal  Hotel, Atlin. From some- unknown  cause the fne started in lliesloie-  100m, above lhevbai, about 6 o'clock.' The alarm was immediately sounded, but owing o to the herculean effort's of "Dad" Fen 11 and  the use of fire extinguishes, the  blaze was put out without the as-  sislance of the fue brigade or the  fire engine.' The --damage was  slight, except to Dad's good looks.  The Ladies'  Guild.  The ladies of St. Martin's  Chinch, hekl'a most successful^a'nd  profitable'Sale of Work on'Tuesday  evening last." -The., handsom'e^sum  of $330 was realized. The A. O.U.  W. Hall,was kindly donated for,the  occasion. * ' �����    s���  Arrangements were under the  charge of the following ladies" and  gentlemen^to whose indefatigable  energy the success of the bazaar  was undoubtedly 'due : ��� v  - Mesdames Woods,- Ryder- and  Rorke, the Art Work Booth;'-        -  Mesdames ^Rant and Blunck, the  Refreshment Booth ;. <s   ' -    v  /  Mrs. Bourne'; the"Candy Booth ;  .'Miss   .Molyneau, /"the     Flower  Booth'; * ' ���  Rev. F. L. Stephenson, Fruits  and Vegetables', while Mr. K. Kaye  looked after the " Chance" part of  the evening's proceedings,    s'    .  The art fancy work displayed' on  the counters showed that the ladies  who contributed it were adepts in  the doing of fancy needle-work and  a better display of -everything useful and ornamental it would be hard  to find.  .Provincial Appointments.  1 The last Gazette contains the following information of interest lo  our readers :  To  be  a  Notary" Public for the-  Province of B. C...R. B. Anderson,  clerk  in   the office of.' Mining Recorder at Atlin. '  Messrs. A. S. Cross' and-H. B.  Cameron, Justices of the Peace, to  perform the duties of a County  Court Judge,, prescribed by Section  25 of the Provincial Elections Act,  iu and for the Atlin Electoral District.  NOTES  AND "COMMENTS:  The air of mystery suriotinding  the "limbs of the law" during the  last few days, is liable to cause no  little excitement when the cloud  bursts.  The legal luminaries took an afternoon off on Wednesday last for  the purpose of seeing how hydraulic mining is done as it should be  done and visited the wiious opera  tions ol" the Pine Cieek  Pover Co.>  at Discovery. ,  \Barney Hughes .and Harney  IyeUer��� ha\e been guests ol > ihe  Go\eminent this week in connection with the McKee lobbery They  weiebefoie the "Cady!' ye'sleiday '  and ha*e been remanded until Wed-'  nesciay of-next-week. y    '> ,  " Jirn" Waidner, one of the best  know:: mining men ofB.C is \d-  poited to be on 'his death-bed, suffering fi 0111 blood poisoning.  The Treadwell mines, at Donglas ,  Island, Alaska, have' a hocdoo.  Over 100 men have quit work^cmr-  ing the last few weeks owing to the  number of fatal 'accidents in the  mines. v   ���        i  ' The Lardeau, B.C., district iVad- '  veitised , by    auother    sensational  placer   strike;-  this   time   in   the,  neighborhood of Trout-I^ake.  "      a . n ^ 'f  ./The Grand  Trunk   Pacific Railway bill has been? passed  by  the  ' ���% it  Dominion  House by, a majority of   r  46.     - 1  The Alaska  Boundary   Commission had its first sitting on Thins-  day of last week.    Loid  Al version  was chosen Chaiiman and Reginald  Tower,t U.S.' Consul "at' Stuttgart,1-,  Secretarj'. r   The  Commission  \\ ill t >  sit for five days in ea"ch"week, com-, -y"  mencing   15th  inst.    The proceed-' - ���  ings will be open tor the public.  Del Lewis, -late Secretary ,of the  Northern    Lumber     Co.,     leaves"  shortly 011 a business trip to Seattle.  The many friends of Mr. Jesse  Riiffuer will be sorry to learn of his "  serious indisposition'". He is in  the Atlin Hospital suffering from  an attack of t3rphoid fever. At last  accounts he was doing as well as  could be expected. v  t  Gold   Commissioner  Fraser'was      '  absent from his desk for a few days  this  week,  owing  to a  threatened  attack of pneumonia,   which  confined him to his bed.  Bishop-Ridley, is due to arrive  by today s boat, fie will hold service in St. Martins Church tomor-  row.  R. B. Skinner and Capt. John  Irving were passengers by Wednesday's boat. The lattei is an aspirant for nomination al the hands of  the Liberal-Conseivatives.  Mr! Rosselli,   alias "Rosie," the  ���  genial     proprietor  of  the    Royal  Hotel,. Atlin,   left   last week for  Vancouver and other Coast cities.  He will return iu time to vote.  The Atlin District Libeials meet  iu Convention at Discoveiy tonight.  The I,ibeial-Conseivative, Convention is fixed for next Wednesday evening wheic it will assemble  at the Nugget Hall at 8 p.m.  Argument befoie His Honos  Judge Hendeison iu the Sabiu-  Pine Creek Power Co. case was  heard 011 Thursday. Judgment  will be handed clown on Monday.  ir,-i y;  A &  ,rf  &  ��� X  y!  //  , .n  ���w ,  c      '>  t$  y.?.  '2   \j  f  '*< y  .1 ^       '  T       ���\     "-,     .     ',  9~  i.1  u "'  11 >. -  !  ry-,1'  - ri"  -.Ml:'  !;���/���; t  "  *������*'j i  1 ���>% i  "^M I  'J  >, ^ i  #  i/^  , >"'ij '  I "*? \ i  Jfli' "  '&?'   '  to),  !  |:$1  IK  ���h  ���; i  THE VOYAGE OF LIFE  Olin Scout liooiiii, Rector of St^  Peter.'s Church, West Twentieth  street, New York.  ��� : 6  Thy rowera have brought thee into  rreai waters; the 'east wind hath broken,  theo In the midst ol' the seas ���ISzcIcieL  *Xvll.,  20.  In the chapter from which the text  58 taken the pleasure-loving city of  fTyre is compared to a ship. At first,  ���plendid, proud, gallant, and then, dis-  'mantled, struggling, lost. "Bioken by  'the 6CHS in the depths of the waters."  fCTbere follows the bitter , wailing of  those who have suffered loss or bc-  Ceavement, and so the'story ends.  The contrast between the two conc'i-  Cfonis of the ship is no greater than that  mc often meet in human life.  ^    'Multitudes of young men make a fair  ,   ��tart   upon   their  voyage   with   every  prospect of success.' They have talent,  energy, health  and   friends;  app.uent-  Iy the winds aie   favorable,   the    sea  amooth, no clouds fleck their hoi i/.on.  23ut as time passes one sees them drift-  , ing from the shore out into the deep,  dark^ troubled  waters,  where  arc the  ,   tempest, the whirlpool and destruction.  Hihe talents have been squandered, the  advantages wasted, the career blasted,  the soul all but wrecked. '  Jt is a terrible contrast, but one that  Is not seldom ^ecn.      ,  ' What with the evci-increasing hours  ���cf leisure and the more liberal wages;  what with the laxity of parental over-  light and the. blandishments, pretences  and tinsel of vice; what with the prevailing leniency    towaid    wrongdoing  and the widespread indifference lo the  ������  restraints of religion, we need not be  "flirprised when we >arc told tint there  1   has recently been an enormous growth  In crime, especially among the young.  We ask whence it aiises.  In the text the wreck appears to have  been attributable to "the rowers "  Who, then, are these rowers?  We may,  in the  first  placed  regard  them as one's companions.  Our companions exercise a vast influence over us, unconscious though it  fee.   Our nature is   social;   wc    form  friendships, and then we are sroiycd by  them.   It is very difficult to stand out  ���gainst the current and the tide  A group  of college ' boys   together  '   will engage  in follies and. sins- which  ,  no one of their number would think of  committing alone.   The  cry*is   "Be a  nan]"  and   the poor   weakling,    with  t&tikM eyes  and his false conception  /it mnnliness, plays'"the fool."  'i   One  cunning   knave    among    inrd  worked clerks or poverty-stricken laborers will entangle them   all   in . his  mesh of dishonest schemes, clc\er Iij-  pocrisies and ruinous lies.  An idle set of fast young men can  ���conceive crimes, lay plans, pertu/'n  deeds which 'not one - of them could  work out by himself, which >ec will  cast humiliation upon a whoie icm-  ?nunity and wreck the lives of all concerned.  , If you make companions of ''n* depraved,- you will end in being depraved.  ''Live with the wolves," says tl i Spanish proverb, "and you wnl learn to  howl." Mental power is' not prorf  against such influences It was the  wild smuggler boys of Kirkoswald who  led Burns astray. Call not that man  a friend who, while he takes his stand  by your side, shoulder to shoulder, is  tempting you to destruction Fi ora  euch false friends may God Almighty  s-a_YC us all ' "  Again, those "rowers" may be regarded as a man's own appetite.  God has planted certain instincts and  propensities in our nature, and they  have their place in the economy of our  being. We must eat and drink and be  bound together in domestic relations.  Herein is a natural joy of life. > Byt  God punishes excess; our desires and  Sassions have definite limitations and  re to be kept under stiict control, they  are to be subordinate, not supreme.  Nature has her laws, and when they  are infringed she punishes without  hesitation and without remorse.  Excess is sin. Excess is weakness.  Excess is death. Caesar sought happiness in dominion, Brutus in glory. Antony in love. The first found ingratitude, the second reproach, thejast disgrace, and each destruction, because  each went to excess.  As the result of yielding to the lower  nature wc may read in every issue of  the daily papers a long list of crimes���a  youth robbing his employer, a girl  deserting her home, children # casting  off their parents, a wife leaving her  husband, young men guilty of betrayal,  desertion and even minder.       _  Possibly not one of these misguided  persons intended wrong. As they look  back over the past they arc bewildered  as they try to recall the first false step.  It must seem like a frightful lught-  tnare as they review the events winch  led little by little, to the devastation  of to-day. Doubtless the whole history  might be summed up in one sentence,  "the rowers swept them on.* Desire,  appetite, lust were uncontrolled, and  thus came ruin. When the weakened  ship passes out into the deep sea the  waves beat her, the winds toss her, the  floods open her crevices the waters  rush In and the ship goes down. Then  follows bi-ttcr lamentation. .  Let me show you a picture. An in-  -firm and broken-hearted woman sits  'to-day in her chamber alone. Mechanically she turns 'ohe leaves of the  old, worn Bible. It has been in her  family for generations, but of late years  tun ��r^bcen much used.   She t*ies to  read, but the pagejs blurred and blotted. She holds the bcok close to her  eyes,,so dimmed with age and weeping;  she pronounces the words aloud with  slow precision, "The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all  h*is works." But her overwi ought'  brain cannot comprehend the meaning; the book falls from her neiveless  i grasp, while the hot tears pour down  the ashen face.  Can you wonder .it her agony? It is  her boy who is accused of a Icrrible  enme���her boy, -so young and handsome and winning���Iier 'boy, who has  held positions of trust and honor. lie  is locked up like a common 'felon, and  she knows not what the end may be.  That is a picture not only of one, but  of many mothers in this cruel city today.   Pity them and pray for them ! .  The lessons seem very plain. They  are these :���To avoid evil associates,  to curb our appetites, to keep un-ler our  bodies and bring them to subjection.  We may listen to Napoleon, better advise/ than exemplar, as he admonishes  his brother, King Joseph of Spain,  "I have only one consel for you : Be  master." (  If we wish to keep a straight course  in our voyage of life we must carry  with us a compass, a chart, an anchor  and a pilot. The compass is the  Bible, the chart is Church's teaching,  the anchor is faith in God and the pilot is Christ Himself.  For the" Farmer.  Sir Walter Besant.  The lnscilptlon upon the bronze bas-  relief yo be placed In St. 4Paul'* Cathedral "in memory of Sir Walter Besant  runs as follows :��� ,  Sir WaHer Besant,  Novelist,  Historian of London,  Secretary   of   the   Palestine  Exploration  Fund, Oiiginator of the People's  Palace, and Founder of the  Society of Authors.  This Monument is F.rocted  by  Ills Grateful Biethren  in Liteiature.  Origin of Woolwich.  ^Woolwich Aisenal, according to Tho  London Chronicle, is said to owe its existence to an explosion. According to the  story, the Suiveyor-General gave orders  that some old French guns, captuied by  the Duke of Marlborough, should be io-  cast Into English guns at Moorflelcls. A  young Swiss student, Andrew Selialch,  who wis travelling in search of scientific  knowledge, happened to be present, and  noted that the moulds to receive,tho molten metal were not dry. - He spoke to  the authoiities of the' danger, but tho  metal was lun, and the generation or  steam in the damp mould caused an explosion, attended with loss of life  Schaleh was subsequently, summoned to  ,the Oidnance Office, his abilities te&ied,  and he was then requested to select a  site for a new foundiy. Ills choice fell  on Woolwich, where he was superintendent of the aisonal for many years.  <    i   t   A Kipling Letter. * -  Says The New Yoik Times.:���A very  characteristic Kipling- letter has been  brought into print���whether for the first  time or not we do not know, and it doesn't much mattei���by the death of Major  Pond, the manager of celebrities. It  seems that In 1S95, while Mr. Kipling "n as  living m Vermont, the Major tried to  get him to make a lectuio tour of the  .country, offering comppnsation well proportioned to the authors celebrity, when  at its height. Mr. Kipling evidently considered the proposition with some care,  but only to reject it. "There is such a  thing," he wrote, "as paying one hundred  and twenty-five cents for a dollar, and,  though I suppose there H money in the  lecturing business, it seems to me that  the bother, the fuss, the being at oveiy-  body's beck and call, the.night journeys,  and scon, make it very dear. 1 ve seen  a few men who've lived through the  fight, but they did not look happy, -i  might do it as soon as I had, two mortgages on my house, a lien on the horses  and a bill of sale on the furniture, ana  wliter's cramp in both hands, but at  present I'm busy and contented to go  on with the lcsulir writing business.  You foi get that I hive already wandcied  over most of the States, and thei e ism t  enough money in sight to lure me to face  again some of the hotels and some ot  tho railway systems that I have met  America   is  a  great  country,   but  with.    America  is a  ���      _   ----���- -���  she is not, made for lecturing m.     It u,a UL   uvtl j,Uu,lui)  ^.  S^Sf %" K SgMt^f    week, from which, no profit is. derived  Fresh excrement from animals is not  always available fertility and not infrequently is injurious to vegetation with  which it comes in contact, but decomposing manure, spread and ploughed  under, exerts some influence upon the  clods with which it is mixed, and whatever latent fertility it possesses is made  more available.     ,  ''        Horse Dealers' Tricks.  'There are tricks in every trade, but  I think that men who deal in horseflesh have a few more than those engaged in other' occupations," said  Samuel Ford, formerly owner of a big  stock farm' near Louisville, who is at  the, Plankinton House. "One of the  directions in which the grafter in tins  line turns, his attention is to making  horses appear younger than they are,  and there are scores of methods tor  accomplishing this puipose. The usual way of telling the age of an equine  Is to'examine its teeth. A'hoise has a  full set when five years old.^and this  consists of forty teeth Six months  later the nipper, or fi ont teeth, be-,  come marked by a natural cavity, and  it is the picsence or absence of these  markings that demonstiatcs the cv.'ct  age of the horse.' As it gets older the  cavities ^bcgin to wear away, and it is  then that the faker,gets busy. In order to reproduce the maikings the,surface of the teeth is,cut'with a steel  tool, and the lequisite black lining ot  the groove <|nriicd in with niw<ttc of,  silver. In this way the sunny Is that  have passed their tenth bnthV.ay arc  palmed off as five-yeai-olds. If so desired, a three-year-old may be made  two years older by. chiselling away the  side milk teeth,'which' aie n.iluially-  present until the'' fifth year.  "It is not'in that Mine alone, how-  evr, that the fakir .onciatcs." con-*"  tinned Mr. Ford, "for1 there are other  tilings which call' the, attention of- a  close observer "to the advanced age of  a horse. One of these is a hollow  which invariably /appears on the forehead directly over the eyes. If a sale  is in prospect the cunning agent introduces a -fine, pointed blowpipe  through the skin; and blows gently  through this until the skin is perfectly  level. Skill is also "required lo conceal the fact that a horse is bioken-  winded, and drugs and chemicals of  various kinds are used in doing this.  Another graft is" to conceal 'the fact  that a horse is lame. This is often  rdone by inserting something in the  "shoe so as to make the other hind, or  fore foot, as the case may bg, lame  also, and while this gives the horse j  a peculiar gait, it makes the feet  ,work alike."���From The Milwaukee  Sentinel. ' ,  i       -.    _  Pig-feeding Experiments. >. ,    '  In a recent bulletin issued by the  Massachusetts Experiment Station,  the best results were obtained with Indian meal 'and separated milk when  mixed in the following proportions :  Pigs weighing from 20 to 80' pounds,  two ounces of Indian ,meal lo each  quart of skim milk; pigs weighing 80  to 125 pounds, four ounces of Indian  meal to'each quart of skim milk ; pigs  from 125 to 190 pounds,.six ounces Indian meal to each quart of sknn milk.  In these experiments it was not found  profitable to feed beyond the weight of  180 or 190 pounds. The daily food  consumed after these weights were  reached cost more than the increased  value of the pork. From,experiments  recently carried out in Germany, it was  shown that profit in feeding ceases  when the animal attains two hundred  pounds in weight. It has been ascertained that 2 per cent, of the live  weight in food must be taken each  day to support live weight. If the animal weighs three hundred pounds, this  amounts to six pounds of food for that  purpose daily, or over 40 pounds per  wasting his precious time in lectin ing for  the sake of the money there would have  been in it for him. Of couise, bigger men  than he���two or three���have done It, but  they presented a lather unedltying, spectacle while so engaged, and ccild not  really have enjoyed the dollars 1 icy received for what, after all, was hard to  distinguish from tho giatificalion of a  somewhat vulgar curiosity. Tho eminent  author makes no mistake who leaves to  others the task of reading and discussing  his own works. v ,  Incomes of Monarchs.  British newspapers ot a iccont date  quote despatches from St. Petoi&burg  saying that The Almanack llachetto, tho  French equivalent to Whltaker, has been  confiscated by the press censor because  Jt contains a comparative table of tho  Incomea oi tho loading European monarchs.  Tho list In question Is an llliMtrated  page, giving tho photographs of the load-  fti* European rulers, with their incomes  fcer minute. The Czar of Russia Is lirst  on tho list, and his Income Is given at  ��18 4s a minute.  If Tho Almanack's data bo true, tho  Czar drawo from his countless millions  of subjects:  ��10 4a a minute.  ��972 an hour.��  ��23,328 a day.  ��8,514,720 a year.  The income? of other European mon-  arohs are given as follows:���  Sultan of Turkey ��2'?IM  Emperor of Germany      ?|?'9S?  King of Italy      B71.��W  King Edward       470.000  King of Spain       286.000  Mainly About People.  In another experiment- the pigs were  taken at ages ranging from five to  eight weeks. During the first hundred  days of the experiment not far from  two pounds-of digestible food produced one pound of growth, while during  the last fifty days the ratio was four  pr.unds digestible food to one pound of  growth. Every pound of pork made  during the last fifty days cost double  that made in the first hundred days.  These experiments indicate that it is  not advisable to keep pigs until they  grow into large weights.  Travelling Incog.   '  Apropos of the Dutch Queen 1.. iil.ei's  Visit to Vllllerb-la-Ville, Belgium, an  amusing story Is going tho rounds, according to Tho Paris Dally Messenger.  Her Majesty, accompanied by Mile, van  de Poll, the lady in waiting, and Baron  van don Berg, decided to go to < no of  tho chief establishments In the vicinity for refreshments after visiting the  Abbey. As soon as coffee had been served the proprietor came to Inquire if  his guests wore satisfied, and on the  Queen replying in the affirmative, tha  Jovial host crossed his arms and paid  with a smiling countenance, "You appear  to me to be a brave petite maman, Madame, and it strikes me that I havo had  tho pleasure of seeing you before." "You  are right," replied tho amuse'd Queen, "I  havo been here before, for tho country  Is very beautiful, and it gives me much  pleasure to visit it again.'  The paron then asked If It were possible  to procuro a conveyance of any kind for  a drive in the surrounding country, but,  although horse and trap were available,  At a eocial gathering, when he was still j  Bishop of London, tho late Dr. Temple,,   there  was   no   one   to   drive   them,   the  ArchiKsiliop    of    Canterbury,    was    ap-' coachman   being  on   leave  in   Brussels,  proaohed by a lady, who -came to him in  great excitement and said: "Oh, Bishop,  my aunt  has had a wonderful escape    ^"--j^^-j that"ta Wii"^-.!,^  detained yesterday, or ohe would   ������� ���tres bra^e, Bens," the rpsponsibllf.  The host evidently approved of the appearance of his customers, and at last  offered to trust them with his precious  turnout  if  one   of  them   would   act  as  6he was  (have been killed in that terrible railway ty, however, was declined, and the host,  accident       Wae    It not providcntiair ����^^ ^nj^^J^  "Madam," replied tho Bishop, "I do not j��� ^��^��r ofl.credJtha_n accepted, and oft  know your aunt, bo I cannot say.  the party started. He pro'ved a most  entertaining character,'and kept them all  In bursts of laughter., over his quaint  and original remaiks. When ihey returned her Majesty felt rather cold, pnd  Baron van den Berg ��� otdeied some hot  wine, which mine host,  now   thoroughly  1 at ease with his pleasing quests, served  himself. On paying the bill Baron vati  den Berg ga\e a note for a much larger  amount, and the lanclloid was,going off  to got change when lie was asked to  accept the dlffeience, as lie li.id boon so  cxticmely attentive and'nimiolng. 'J hl*��  unexpected piece of luck >-iused the  good man to think evon nioie <>C tlio  party than before, and noll.iiig I'euld  content him but tu dii\e thi-m himself  to the station, Whoro I lie "tourists" nil  Khook hands with him most hoiu Illy, the  Queen especially thanking mm for all  mi courteous attention Mine host's surprise and bewilderment cin ha imagined  the next morning -when he took up a  paper in which it was mentioned that the  Dutch Queen and suitf hid .-.pent the  previous dav at Vllleis,-la-Villo. He iush  ed off to the station to obtain i'lfo, nation -��� but no one jthcic iw.s hettT in-  foimed   than   himself,   so   lo   took   tiio  'first train to Biussels, where he learned  that his "biavo gens," his "brave petite  mamin," &WPie no loss personages than  the Dutch Queen and her atlondants It  Is said that the woithv man is tr-oio  than anxious to oftei Ills'excuses to her  Majcstv, or lather to find a channel  tlnough winch he can do-so. but In his  caso no excuses are necessary. H<m Jia-  1o=tv was tiavelling incognito, and was  lucky enough to moot on her tiivels  with a host whoso oblcct in life seems  to be to lender a gonial welcomo to  his clients be'they simple 01 gentle and  tho gentle Queen, whobe tact and charm  of manner are so well'known, would tiei  one of the (list lo assuie Mm th.it no  offence could have been taken oven by a  woman of her exalted position.  Strength of Metals.      '(  -The Literary -Digest has the following:  ���Changes in haulnoss, slicnglh or elasticity In certain metals maybo duo to conditions   analogous   to  disease  In  organic  tissues, accoidlng to oomo Geiman molal-  Jurglats.   Accoidlng to Tho American Inventor, tho theory, of tho disease of md-  tals has been so far accepted In Germany _  that tho Impoilul navy yaid at "Wilholm-'  sliafon   sonds  melals   roguluily  to   the  "Autopsy room mid ^dissecting tables" of  Prof.   Hoyn,   one   ot  tho   leaders" In   tho  now Investigation.   That paper goes on to  say:��� ���  " 'Who knows,* asked Dr. Bechhold In  summing up his studies, 'If metallurgy  will not soon cioato a new and vastly Important blanch for Itself���the branch of  producing inoculating material for metals, which will change their temper-and  form swiftly instead of waiting foi tho  slow^proce&scs of foiging and tempering  that obtain to-day? P>of. Hoyn has been  studying the .changes in iron undtr all  giados of temperatuie,"and he holds that-  the metal passes thiough vailous stages  of disease that pioduce stiuctural  changes Just as cells change In form,  size, and position In the forms commonly  called organic. Ho heated copper in order to find why the metal suffers from  overheating,-���an,d his conclusion is that  it becomes poisoned with copper protoxld,  which so sickens it that Iii. structuie,  changes and partially breaks clown. The  metallurgists have joined the chemists In  eiasing the lino which divides all substances into organic and Inoiganic���just  as the line between animal.and plant life  has been expunged. The German metallurgists haves come to speak as a matter  of course of the life that unfolds Itself  in steel under various temperatures' that  are applied to it in working it ' Poison  this steel with hydrogen or hvdrogenous  matter and you "sicken it so decidedly that  It gets into a condition where it is as brlt-"  tie as if it had bcen^ruined in temper-"  ing. Pure glyceilne car not be ftozen by  ordinary means, evai if they produce a  temperature as low as 20 degrees below  zero, until a'bit of crtvcerlnc that has al-.-  ready been frozen is Introduced. But as  soon as this crystal of trozen glycerine  js In, the rest of the glycerine, begins to  freeze This process Is nothing more or  less than inoculating an inoiganic substance with crystals in order to breed in  It the condition of crystallization Prof,  ���predlg found the point of infection in the  ���rumbling tin roof of the Council Houso  nt Rothenburg, and that the disease, now  known as tin pest, had spread to a nearby roof. If some of the grey powder of  tin that has happened to disintegrate  should attach'itself to the sound tin, the  disease then communicates itself; to all-  parts of the mptal.' "  Major Pond and Mark Twain.  The, New York Journal in a long appreciation of Major Pond, the well-known  manager of lecturers, who died recently, had the following :���  Of Mark Twain he always had delightful reminiscences. He had pushed the  humoiist in a wheelbarrow when the latter insisted that his contract with Major-  Pond expressly -stipulated that he bo  "kept moving."  "At a little town In Minnesota we had  been waiting since i o'clock in the morning," said Majoi Pond, "and Maik got  uneasy.' He said, "I am - tired of tNs  business. Pond conliacted with me to  travel, and heie 1 am waiting for late  luuns that never arnve.'  "Mrs. Clemens said, 'My dear, are-you  not making a fool of youisolf ?' 'No, I  am not,' Twain replied 'I contracted to  tiavol, and I insist upon Ins keeping the  contract.' So he sat down in' a wheel-  ban ow and I pushed it. "  "We went up to Vancouver next. Mark  went to bed and staved there^four days.  In fact, he never puts on his clothes unless he is obliged to. Ncaily all his books  aro written In this position. When the  repoiters called I had to seo .that the  bod was all right and send them up for  thAndinheVipaId"  this    tilbute  to   Mark  "Mark Twain Is to-day tho most popular writer in tho Eugl'Sli language. lew  men have ever written whose humor has  so many sides, such breadth or reach.  J. Elbert Cutler, a post-graduato student at Yale, has just completed an exhaustive investigation into lynchlngs in  the United States for the last twenty-one  yoars. He finds that tho total for this  period Is 3.&S3, ot whom 1,872 were negroes  and 1,256 wore whites. There were slxly-  ono women ljnched in that period, twenty-three of them white women, of whom  nine were lynched for murder. In tho  South 1,031 negroes and 5!)3 whites wore  lynched. Statistics ran not be made to  show more than thirty-five pex cent, of  negroes lynched for crimes against  women. - '  Georgie���Pa, what are the fattest  letters in the alphabet?  Pa���Give it up, Georgie, what are  they?  Georgie���O,    B,    C,   _T.���Yonkers  Statesman.  ��� ��  "We look fur our feller men to be  consistent, an' dat's where we am inconsistent ourselves. De best speech  I eber deliberated was on dc subject  of honesty, an' yet I had to go out  dat werry eavenin' an' steal wood 'nuff  to run me over Sunday."���Detroit  Free Presa. <���  A T0TTERIN0  WRE0K.  Weak   and   Shattered  Nerves  Are   Rapidly  Restored to Health.'  South American Nervine.  Three out of every four people who  suffer    from    chronic    and    incurable  diseases do so because of adisbrdered.  nervous  system.,   The   Qreat   South  ['American Nerve Tonic���not a medi��  xine, but a physiological nerve food���1  ,  restores vigor to the nerves and recon-i >  structs the worn-out tissues.   Cures Lost  Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, PaU  pitation of the Heart, Genet al Debility,  '  Liver and Kidney Disease, Colds and  Coughs,   Nervous   Prostration and  all  other diseases of  the nervous system.  A. W. Stephens, a prominent; business;'  man of Strathaven, Ont., writes as fol- ,  lows:   "I was a total nervous wreck.   I<'  almost despaired of ever recovering my<  health, until I followed a friend's advice  Sind tried The Oroat South American  Nervine   Tonic.     In    a  miraculously  fehort time, I was entirely well.".   ,.  A Sallow, Muddy Complexion,       ' \,  If your kidneys are not in proper cori-  Oition, your'skin will soon tell the tale.   ���  South American Kidney Cure restores  taormal health condition, clears the skin of  every discoloration.   Relief in six hours. >.,  . * No. 85  Cholly���Really, I've changed*" my  mind since I saw"you yesterday.'  Molly���Well; it doesn't , appear    as  though you had-made'much of a bar-  train.���Yonkcrs  Statesman.  . ��� _������ i  Pleasant Old Gentleman���Have you  lived here all your life, my little man ?  Arthur (aged \ six)���Not yet.���Lip-  pincott's Magazine. "      *        . >  DANGER IN THE  AIR.  When Your Heart Civea  Warning of Distress,  Don't Neglect It.  Dr* Agnew's  Cure  (or, the   Heart is  guaranteed to give'  relief in" thirty minutes, and in a.snort <  Eeriod so strengthen and restore ths  eart to perfect action that the-entire.  r body feels rejuvenated. , An ideal rem��  edy .for .Nervousness, Sleeplessness."  Neuralgia, Hot Flashes, Sick Head-  ��che, Mental Despondency and all other  ailments resulting from impoverished ,  nerves through" lack of blood. The Rey,  Father Lord Sr., of Montreal, Canada,  Says: "I had been a sufferer for 20 years  with organic heart disease, and used a  number of remedies, both in France and  America, but could -not even obtain  temporary relief. I tried Dr. Agnew'f  Cure for the Heart, and was indeed  surprised at the immediate relief I obtained. I am firmly convinced that there  Is no case of heart disease that it will  lot cure."  Humiliating, Disfiguring Eruptions?  If so, use Dr. Agnew's  Ointment.  No better remedy to restore the skin to  S healthful condition. < Not a grease,  ut a pure medicinal salve that cures  like magic. Once you use it, you will  use no other.   35 cents., No. 89  Blackmail.  "Did. you drop this ten dollar bill, mister?" "Why, yes; thank you." "Well,  it's er counterfeit, nn' if youse don't gib  me er dollar I'll squeal on youse.'  Seel"  Possibly   You   Haven't  Noticed It, but Oth- .  ers Have.  Dr. Agnew's  Powder.  Catarrh, if neglected, soon develops  Into the chronic form, accompanied by  the most nauseating and disgusting  symptoms. Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Fowder is a specific for curing Colds,  Coughs, Deafness, Headache, Sore  Throat, Tonsilitis, Cold in the Head, Influenza and all other diseases of the nose  and throat. Mr. C. Spooner, a literary  man, and editor of the Kingston News,  Ontario, writes: "I was troubled with  constant headache, and used almost  every concoction sold under the name  of 'Headache Cure' without obtaining  any relief whatever. At last I heard of  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, and  thought to give it a trial, although having but little faith in its curative action.  I was at once relieved and after using it  but a short time almost entirely free  from the disorder."  ���Do You Suffer from Stomach Disorder?  If so, your liver is probably not working properly. Dr. Agnew'a Liver Pills,  purely vegetable, rapidly induce healthy  action and restore the entire system to  1 normal condition. 40doses,rocts. No.8*  MffWmMW^ytwfciBKJ^^UlHtM^tUW^^  gECmWlHLlflllJWiWWMlUj -    By G. H. BENEDICT., t  A  Thrilling 'Story of Love' and Adventure,  JYoung feolff will probably soon forget  fcer, after he gets off to Europe. Betides, her father lo\es money too well  not to wish to make, a good settlement  for her, and If,Master Claude scatters  bis money and we.1 pick It up, our  'jBhances will be so much the better and  his'not worth considering. ^Moieover,  the girl will be left without any gallant  ' and any spruce young fellow ought  soon to be able to console her and secure a transfer of h��r affections���eh,-.  Ralph TV c  'i "Well, father," repllod the young  man, "I'have,nothing against the girl  < except her excessively bad taste In ever  having taken up with young Rolff, and  I don't think It ought to be very hard  to supplant him. With a good dowry,  K think she would mak<> me a very acceptable wife. I have nobody else on  my list; so, If you wish that to be pait  ���f the little campt<i(,n you" have been  iplannlng, I am a>'i ecable."  "' "Well spoken, Ralph," exclaimed tin  fond parent. "Thl<; Is Indeed an auqpl-  Oloua day In tue lilstoiy of tho Say.  brooks.   Just to celebrate the cheerful  ,iTt "���  , ftipeot of affairs, ��nd to refresh us from  ,��ur hard labors before supper,' I thin*  Pre may venture to have a 1H   ����� toddy  ust tap on'the door, Ralph, and cal  tlr��. Grewy." ' ^ -  Ralph did as requested, and a small  (taded, middle-aged lady soon appeared  Eils. was Mr. Saybrook's housekeeper  ra. Gi t wyi might have "been pretty a��  ,_.-��� time of life when she won the bachelor affections of Mr Grewy, the blacksmith, but care and widowhood had lefl  their marks ,upon her. What wao evl  Iflent from her appearance was that shi  ���till considered heiself attractive, anf  Klressed after a more youthful fashion  than her years really entitled her 'to  ffhe cap on her head was smarts  Becked with ribbons, and her attire  though "plain, was evidently cut to  [heighten her personal charms and maki  ��hem appear' youthful. ��      '    .->  J   "A'little warm water, If you please,  firs. Growy," bp d Mr   St.   orook.  I   "Certainly, sli," answered the widow,  lUrtth a bewitching smile ���*"But is thera  mot something-e se I "can bring?"   .. ,  \^ "Nothing at all, Mrs   Grewy." , r  *'Oh, but you must,be hungry _after a  ttay's hard work, and It is two hours  llo supper time yet. I have some lovely  jaako, Mr. Saybrook, and, -really. If 1  po say'it myself, the apple pies I hava  been baking to-day are exquisite "  "Noth lg but the water. Mrs Grewy."  ' Defea' ;>d in her hospitable intentions,  Ihe widows fetched the water and re-  ���Sired.  '  ~ Mr." Saybrook mixed himself a good  -���tout"toddy "and Ralph a much weaker  ��ne. and the happy pro-i ^.cts of tha  Baybrook family were duly toasted and  celebrated. '  f.       " CHAPTER VI.  Rolff House was erected In the midst  ��f a eor iderable park; ,but the shrubbery was grown wild and tangled, the  jCTalks wore neglected and overgrown  r<with grass, and the whole appearance  ��f the surroundings in Heated laok of  ieare and gradual decay. A number of  Barge, venerable trees reared their, imposing forms amid the surrounding  jjflesolatlon, with somethting of an air  ,ef melancholy dignity. It seemed as  ��f their great aims were raised up jin  counterpane, lay the Invalid lady,-unable to move hand or footv The paralysis of age had smitten her fiame, and  It was only a question of a few days  or h.oura when the vital spirit would  , escape Its tenement But her active  mind was as clear as ever, and, at th*  threshhold of d ath, she" was as Interested In all household and business  matters, and exercised the same Juper-  - vision, as when she-was in a state of  perfect health. *   ,  As1 she lay thus stretched out in helplessness, the most casual glance oould  Bote that the features were those of a  woman of keen intelligence and strong  force of charaoter. The face w s rather  long and narrow, the foieh ad high,  the 'eyes, deep-set, grey and keen,  the nose prominent and almost Roman  In shape, and the mouth and,chln"of a  kind that Indicated firmness and self-  poise. The*- hair 'was abundant, and  partly concealed, under a neat black  lace cap.       . . *.''''  ���'Rolff House had'few servant" ' Old  Carl' Krum perfoimed the, duties of  man-of-all-work about ^the-. old *pl"ce,  having an assistant at the ferry, -which  he was gettlng'too.old to attend to exclusively. There was besides a kitchen  maid, and a single ^oldy ^servant  named Margaret, who had long been  the companion of the mlstfesB,.of tho  house. To this reduced state had Rolff  House, which once boasted of a dozen  servants ar* retainers, gradually descended. These faithful servitors "wei a  the only occupants of the * house save  Claude and his aunt., .,  Old Margaret was.sittlnr, nuletly in a  chair near one of the wii     wa,  The  Invalid had been lying with closed eyes  apparently asleep.    She opened  them,  and  Margaret,   who   had  been   sitting  with her eyes bent upon the Bible upon  ber lap, seemed to become instinctively  aware that her attention was wanted,  for she closed the book and .turned her  ^head  towaid  the  bed  as  if "awaiting  come message. /       ���* '  "Margaret, has Claude come Iii yet?"  The ���tones _ were _ clear  and    calrn^  though feeble.   "  - "I saw^hi-n coming up the path but  a moment ago, ma'am,"'answered Mar-'  garet, "and I thought I heard him go  to his room."  ~ "Go tell him to come to my room, ana  flo not return yourself till I have dismissed him." k  L Margaret simply bent her head.   She  Jww accustomed to exeoutlnf    er^enr  irlthout waste of words.   She went directly to Claude's room, and delivered  ihe message. '  Claude proceeded at onoe to Wo aunt's  Jhamber? As he entered, she lay with  Hosed eyes. So still and white did sho  Appear In the half shadow of the room,  lhat it needed no very lively imagination to be startled into a surmise that  the form and'features were those of a  eorpse. It was with a half-fear ^that  his aunt's spirit had already flown, that  Claude advanced with hushed heart and  knelt  beside   the   bed. (       ,  The old lady opened her eyes, an*  bent them upon him.  "It is you, Claude. Kiss me, my dar*  ling boy."  He did as requested, and as his lips  \i   " ���  rfleath* and follow it in all things where  your own good Judgment will not direct  .you. I havo oharged'him with all that  d wish done In"a business way. He is  .wise and prudent, and you will do-well  jto consult freely with him." x    ���>  The old lady paused a few moments  from fatigue,'''then she began speaking  again In a feebler but-.dlstlnct tone  "On yonder table, Claude, you will  see a box with a key In it. Op����n It,  and bring the sealed roll ybuMVlll find  In It." '  '  f Claude proceeded to the table, openefl  the box, and found In it a roll ot paper,  heavily sealed He>-returned with it to  bis seat at the bedside *-  "In1;hat roll," continued his aiintyis  a written memorial I have had drawn  up long In anticipation of this solemn  moment. It contains that which It i<i  Important you should know, but which  it Is not yet time to communicate to  you. For reasons of deep Importance,  I do not wish 3 ou to open the roll except under certain express circumstances. OiWhe first day of January, of  each yeaP, I wish you to go'to the great  vault door, In the south cellar. The  key ot thd vault ,1s In t,he box from  which you took this roll If. on the door  Of the vault, you'iee marked the sign  of a cross in each of the four corners,  you can open the toll, and learn the'  contents Unless you find this sign,  you'must not open the roll till1 five  years have elapsed, when all prohibition will cease. You are not to open  the vault under any circumstances till  you are acquainted with "the contents  of the roll. When'you open the.vault.  If the inner door is locked, and the key,  not In It, you, will have it broken open.  Do you undc stand all this clearly?"  "I dor aunt; but it seems very strange  and mysterious." ,   �� +  "For your full guidance, I have wilt-  ten all I have told you in the unsealed  paper that is In the box. If you forget  anything, refer to that to refresh your  memory. I-desire that"eveiy instruction I have given you be Implicitly followed. I can tiust you to do so. All  that seems strange will be one day  made clear. Soon I hope the mystery  and shadow that have rested over,Rolff  House trill, be lifted. Wealth and happiness, I trust, will then be yours. One  things more'; you ���'must pn.iise me,  Claude���never to sell or. resign your interest'In Rolff House Do you promise!"'    .  �� "  The words were uttered In still fainter, but very solemn tone3. t  The young man readily gave his  promise  - "Sit by me yet a little'while, my darling boy,"r she tsaid in scaicely distinguishable'-tones. -  She had( closed her eyes. Claude re-"  mained seated in the solemn stillness'of  the~rdom7,while minute after minute  slipped by. .His aunt did nofspeak' to  him again;�� He waited patientlyi for  her to bid him go., Still- trie moment*  slipped by7 and no word ,or sign did ho  receive. i.Atlast he grew alarmed He  ���poke to his aunt, butt she did not answer. He rose up, and took her hand,  but It was cold He looked at her face,  and'saw.it had the hue of   leath."  He was shocked and au.rmed. He  hastened from the room He ,was free  at last, and heir of Rolff/House.  Itk,  CHAPTER VII.  A fortnight had flown by. The days  Bad been busy ones to Claude. He was  tasting the first delightful draughts of  perfect freedom of purpose and action.  He had come,Into possession of his fortune. There were none to obstruct his  plans���unless, "indeed, Rosa's gentle  warnings and admonitions could' be  called obstructions. His ai' t was laid  6way la tha burying-giound behind the  aunt,  a pang of grief  shot through his heart as he noted the  mute prote'st-at the decay of the form-,  expression of deep tenderness upon the  er grandeur over which they had stood  ��s sentinels. * '��� \  ' \ Tlie house itself 'wa3 a large, many-  jtwlndowed, ^ many-gabled structure, ol  " atone, *o solidly built that it seemed as  gf it might have been Intended to defy  aven the hand of Time But decay  pad set Its marks ,upon it The great  ffoof was moss-covered, doors and shut-  Rers were warped and weather-stained;  It number of windows were broken out;,  0md" about the whole'place was the evidences of negleot which yet could not  bide the imposing^ dignity of the old  mansion. It was Indeed a noble structure, too large and massive to ever  took mean or undignified, and only  Browing more stately and picturesque  4a Its decay/  -Within there was -plenty of evidence  ��f former grandeur. The builder had  been a man of taste, and, In furnishing  bis residence, had Imported many costly  and elegant articles from'the old world,  there were'at least a score of rooms In  (the house, many of which were now  e/acant, and given up to dust and emptiness. A Uxrge hall ran through the  Sentre of "the house. Doors opened on  either aide Into large rooms, which  had formerly, been used as the reception  of the mansion. These and ad-  Ing rooms on the ground floor were  1 oooupled by the few persons living  Bn the house, and all were filled with  snaoslve furniture and many'qualnt and  valuable artloles. The rooms on the  Boors above ware scarcely occupied at  all, except In two or three cases as  Store-rooms.  I* In a large room whose tr-^e windows  looked to the east and south, lay the  Hying mistress of Rolff House. .Tho  apartment was large and quaintly fur.  dished. The windows were shaded, so  that the light was subdued, and the  shadows lurking behind ohalrs and in  the corners added to the mysterious  Solemnity of the nartment. In a large  e^ur-ponter bed, v, th snCwy pljlows and  tim Dutch church.    The first outburst  tf grief, not unmingled with remorse,  ma 'soon over; the sad offices to the  Jead were performed; and he was face  WheTthe plirand 'c^ld/flce "of "his  j *"Wwith his new posit Ion as master;  and  contrition , ��* Rolff House.   His naturally buoyant  i spirits soon rose to intoxication as he  , Bwelt upon his plans and hopes for the  future. ,     ,  " < J<    ..  '  But soon Claude found, that there  ��rere obstacles to be met, and unexpect-  ��d difficulties to be overcome" His first  Disappointment came when he arrived  at a knowledge of his aunt's will, and  ! ��f tho actual condition of her property,  fcnd it flashed upon him .that he might  wasted face.  ' "Come draw up a chair, and sit bo-  side me, Claude. I have my dylns  wishes to communicate to you."  The young man drew up a chair anfl  eeated himself, and then his feelings  gave way, and .he bent his head to the  bedside, and sobbed bit erly.   It Is thuo ���   ,..���,* v. .. �����  that grief often takes ti e most carelesn , be compelled to limit his grand expec-  heart unaware, and fon =s it to confess    tatlons. -  a weakness It did not dream of. |    But   Anthony   Saybrook    proved    8  '   "My darling boy-my Claude!"   Tho j feady comforter to him In this_emer-  words came tendeily from the pale lips,    ��ency.  and   Claude   wondered   within  himself  that he had never before recognized tho  sweetness  of  his   aunt's   voice.    "You  will grieve a little while for me, Claude:  but it will not be long.   It is not the  will  of God   .that  the old    should  be  mourned*   for deeply.    Rest    awalteth  them; it is well they should pass away.  Yes, It is well.   I must soon go.   At any  time the chill of death may strike to  my "heart.   I have waited too long ere  saying' what   I have  to say    to you,  Claude.    Not till this day could I convince myself that my time had really  come.    But it Is not ���too^ late.    I am  weak, tJht praise be to the ilord who  glveth me strength to speak.    Listen  and mark well what I say, Claude.   To  you T have been but a foster mother.  It was not my wish to manifest too  deep tenderness for you.   I knew the  weak blood that Is |n your veins, and it  has been my purpose to strengthen and  prepare you for the responsibility soon  to  fall  upon  you.    You  are  the  only  heir of Rolff House.   When I pass away-  all will be youra.    I charge you first  that you see that Carl and Margaret  have a borne here so long as either live.  It Is my wish that you be my only heir,  .therefore f have not provided for them  kn my will.    My lawyer has been here  fto-day.   All that is needed to be done  jhas   been  properly  executed   to   make  you my heir.   Mr. Saybrook I have appointed executor.   He is woithy, and" I  Wish you to seek his counsel after my  managing her attairs, and, if I may^be  allowed to say so, it Is probable that  her business was not as well managed  as It would have been it she had employed a tiusty counsellor. I'have lately had 'your aunt's confidence,1 as her  lawyer, and confidential adviser in  drawing up her will, and she assured!  me that her revenues were barely,,  enough to meet absolutely necessaiy,  expenses In taking care of all her largo  estate. .This seems very natural to an  experienced man, of the world. Many  of the wealthiest families of our land  have nearly_everythlng invested In their  property, "and It needs nearly all their  revenues to keep up their estates."  This seefhed reasonable if not very  agreeable to Claude, but he thought of.  his aunt's dying charge to him, of tho  mysterious roll, and of the great stona  vault in the south cellar, and he .could  not help, connecting these things with,  the strange disappearance of his aunt's^  money. But of this he,determined to'  say nothing to the lawyer. The latter,  however, saw that something was on  his, mind, f and ondeavored to draw it  out �� Assuming his blandest manner,  be said: >' ,    ,��� '  VThe onlv way In ,whlch your T aunt  oould have disposed ^r any surplus revenue would have bei i to have concealed  It somewhere. In that case, she would  naturally have left you some information on the subject I am fully conversant with all her business,* and know<  that there Is no more money i invested  ��han.la stated in the'will. Did she  have any communication with you la  regard to her money?"  "She told me she had made a will,  an*^ that ��� I /was her heir," replied"  Claude, not without design of evading  the question.  "If that Is all, then It twould seem to  settle the���questlon," continued the legal  Kentleman, with an air that seemed to  Indicate that he was not entirely satisfied that it was all. "There is nothing  left us then but to make the best of  things as they are. Now, what are your  Wishes as to the first steps to be taken,  my' dear sir?" t - i  1 "You spoke of my 'ability^ to raise  money on the property?" queried  Claude.   _ ���*     ,���., ^J  ;�� "Yes, certainly," was the reply. "It  Is' a matter that might be managed.  Money Is always to be had on good  real estate. If It Is your desire, my  Bear young friend, to use a portion of  your fortune in travel and enjoyment,  asnit lfl very natural you should wish  to j do, why, I may venture to say���in  fact, I think I can assure you���that I  can put you In a way to' procure it.  Now, what are your ideas���your plana  .���your 'expectations, as lt( were, as to  the amount of money you_ would like  to use?" i     - <  Thus ^Incited, Claude 'went Into al  lengthy ^stater ���'nt of 'his p' c s for a  long ^residence'in Europe, for ,ie study!  of art > He found no cold 1 tener in  the^sympathetic Mr Saybrook. That  golden-hearted individual seemed"* to  catch some of the vounsr mar's enthusiasm, and averred that he was delighted that he had such a noble ambition,^  and gave it his warmest approval.  Moreover* he proceeded to show him  how, by simply signing certaint legal  papers, he could procure certain sums  of money, on the mills, the buildings,  the lands 'and other property of the  Rolff estate/ /  "How soon could I get this money?"'  asked Claude. l ,      '|  "Why, in a few days perv s���tha?  Is, I speak on the ���mpposition-that you  expect my aid in the matter." <  "Certainly, certainly," replied the1  young man.-"And noyto waste words,  r authorize you to proceed toxflnd out  at once what amounts of money you  can raise on my property, and howf  aoor> It can be proem od."  "Then you contemplate aa speedy a  departure as possible to the old v. ->rld?'s  blandly Inquired the smiling lawyer. '  *There is but one thing to detain ma  ^single week," replied the young man,  J'and that Is the matter of���of���money,  r was about to say, but I think now of  another matter; I don't know���really, X  would like to get off as soon as possible,  but I am afraid this matter will detain  me beyond the time I wish."  c "Isn't It something that can bo arranged so as to be en usted to a second  Sftrty?" inquired the lawyer in a tone  t r.  r' r /  lions after he supposed himself, to bo  fiee to fulfill his hopes and ambition.  He reflected for some'time, and���the  more he'' considered the more 'evident  It became to him that this was'part'  at least of the object of his aunt lifc-<  her mysterious dying request. Finally;  he spoke: -      tit  "What would Jyou advise, Mr. Say-.  brook. In this dilemma? ' It seems at* ^  cruel and impossible thing for roe toy"  give up my plans of tiavel and, art ��� ��p  study. v Yet this pledge I have glvca' < y^J  my aunt practically defeats my hopes ^ >��� ^  for five years at least I could 'not ," ^  cross the ocean twice each year on sucht ���,. < /j  a mission as this. It would take haltf ^ (  the time 'I desire to devote to my|  studies. Can you not afford me soma  escape from it?"  T        (To be Continued )  .  vl  *'���  It  A;  .!>{���..  "-if:  ���y*  M  an  -(CJ  Only Dodd's Xiiney Pills are^V*,-  Doirty Similar Things Daily -"- * ;it  Reuben Draper's Gravel was Quretir , y  Three Years Ago���It has Never C'  Come Back. .- ' t,   ->  Bristol P. 0, Quebec, July 27. ���/r  (Special) ���Reuben'Draper, well known/ K  here, tells'a story of Ins cure-1 of a. ;  btclcase of gravel that would beacon-'. *{  sidered miraculous of similar cures by("- '  Dodd's,Kidney Pills were not bemgy  leported almost daily.     - \ > <���    v  y  "About thiee years ago, "I says Mr. i c_  Diaper, "I was taken-ill* with 'what''-^;  I thought was giavel -I was suffermg >"�� *���  great pain,1-and the doctor I sent for ��� J  gave me but little relief Another doc^ *,*'  tor I tried- failed to cure me, ' and I ���* -"i  was getting weaker all the time.    ' 5    "^j;  "Then a man advised me to ''try /V^,/'  Dodd's Kidney -*Pills, as they had cur-, 'Jjyj  ed his mother, and I did so < In just"''.**��  one week after I started using thein, ^  I passed a stone as large as~a_ small ^f"  bean, and in four days after.'l passed~t;^lil  another about the size of a grain * of "��^->  barley. That is two years ago, and^I''!y P  have not had any trouble since " " .  ' ^J,  Dodd's Kidney Pills cure all' ail-,' ^j-  merts of the bladder and unnary or- ' <-y  gans ,        ,, "j   vV  -Experientia Docei  " 1..    ;_-*  ���./>-.  ' v  J- There was once a curious and energetic - *~Jk,  youth who,wished to see something ol,'C'   "  the world, so-he went to, his father and "V1  said: ,i t        -  "Father^'iny' experience hitherto "has V*  teen-somewhat limited, aaid I wisSi to *\  enlarge lt.WWhai would you advise?"   "'.,���"  His father gave hnn one hundred dollars.  ."- ' -i  . "Here, my hoy," he said.   "Go out and C  learn something." >  By tnd  by  the hoy  came back and. J  isaid:     '        t  v "Father, I got as much experience aa T  could with that hundred, but I find tha*.  I need more to cany out ceitain investigations I am becoming interested in."  v  This  time  his  father gave (him two -.  hundred  dollais,  and   the  youth'went  away rejoicing    Aftei a i\lnlo, however,,  ne^came back again and said:  "Father, I find that experience is some--  what expensive.   Now could you V"  This time Ins father ��jave him five hun~  dred.  It was at hlq office that Claude  first heard a copy of his aunt's will  read and learned that he was not as  rich as he had anticipated ho would  bo.  "Ah, my dear young sir,", the obse��  HUlous lawyer remarked, after Claude's  expression of his disappointment, "this  la not a mPtler for muchsregret. Why,  you are heir of the finest property In  this section, and, without a single-cent  In money, your^fortune is a large one,  and with Judicious management can be  made to yield you all the ready cash  you can need."  / "But I anticipated there was a large  amount of money," replied Claude, with  deep chagrin expressed in^his countenance. "I am certain my aunt's revenues were large. She spent very little���  In fact, as you know, was almost parsimonious. What can she have done with'  her money? It la a very strange  thing."  "Strange, no doubt, my dear sir, and  yet, perhaps, on consideration, we, shall  be able to see that It Is not so surprising as it appears at first. We lawyers  know well that he*. J are commonly  disappointed tn tho cxpectPd amounts  of their fortunes. It is so easy to exaggerate any person's supposed wealth.  Your aunt no doubt nad large revenues.  The business of the estate must necps-  sarlly have yielded considerable results.  Still, business generally requires largo,  outlays  to conduct  It.  and your aunt         ^ w������.������   ������� disposed to .have her own way in' an(J  importc-at matter turning out  to  h�� /vni.r a petty trick to control his ao  tnat insinuated that almost any matter  kould be entrusted to a second party���  10 long as that party was himself."  Claude reflected long and deeply. Finally, he said:  "This matter troubles me. My aunt  idvised me, If I needed counsel, that X  Ihould apply to you. Perhaps If I stats  ihe olrcumstanees.'you could resolve my!  loubts. I feel that I can trust you  iven w.ltb so Important and mysterious  t matter as this." '  c  Mr. Saybrook looked so profuondly)  ���ympathetlo, wlse^ and trustworthy,  lhat Claude was encouraged, and re-  realed to him the whole matter In retard to hlir aunt's dying request, the  mysterious roll, and his charge to .bo  at the old vault door in the south cellaa  >n the first day of each new year.  "I think I can throw a little Hght-oa  this obsoure matter," smilingly replied  the lawyer. "Your aunt, as you know,,,  had many peculiar views and strange  whims. Now I have no doubt that she  luspected your natural desire to travel  Brhen you came Into your fortune. Such)  a purpose would hardly suit her thrifty,  views. I can see in this instruction to  risit the old cellar once a year a very,  nicely contrived plan to keep you from  wandering far from Rolff House. Whatever elso may be In the matter, this, X  feel assured. Is one object she had in  View."    M  Claude rolored.   This view of the mat  ler was so Ingenious, and, he was faint  to confess  so much like his aunt, that  for" a moment he was angered at what  '^he''had considered such a.mysterloua  It was not long, however, before he  was hack again '  ,   "Once more, fatheiV he said, "I have" **"'  eo5Ja. to ask your kind assistance." -   ,.  This time, however, the-father-shook   ' !l  his head. ���      ->,.,.���'  "You have had some of the experience  that can he bought with cash," he observed, "and now, my son, suppose yon  go out and try some of the experience!  that money cannot buy. This, you wilt  find, is fully as valuable as tha other, if  not more so."  i   So the son went away, exceedingly aoi1-  ,rowful.  In the course of time, however, he-  came back. There was a hriglit 6mile on  his face.  "Well," said his father, "how did you  make out?"  "Firat-ratc, father," said th�� now experienced youth "You see, with the-  first payments you made to me, I established a line of credit, so this last time-  I had everything charged. ' Here are' ihe  bills."  Moral.���It's a wise father who knows  his own son.���"Life."  ; ��� ���, -;) .  *        ' A Definition.      r "*        ;  "Now that ye are one of thim, tell mo-  what a politician is."  "A politician is a feller that promisee  something that he can't do to git elected,,  and does something he��promised not ta  do to hold his job."���N. Y. "Life."  More than half the battle ia  cleaning greasy dishes is in tho  soap you use. If it's Sunlight Soap  it's the best.      , cb . J  mK, li.  v  1     -.  >" - <'      f ^       -.        ^V  , ..I-        ,-  , I  'ATUN,    B.    C.,'    SATURDAY,    SEPTEMBER '2; igoz.',' ���'  , < i'  l'lililished   cncry    ^uimd.iy   iiioriini<;   l>\  T'ik Aii.iN Claim Puin.isiiiNn Co.  A. (J. llMSHGiirr.Mi.Iimioii,   l'lioi'im'ion.  OIIK'u of imhlictitioii I'i'.ii 1 R''.. AUni, II. C'  AthcrlisiiK,'   Will's .   *l.0&   piM   mull, i-nuli  inscilioii.    Ucudiiig uoliics, i't   i-ciits a llnu.  Sixjeiul Uontriicl Hull's on application.  Tho siilisui iptioit pi Hi' is  >!>  u   ji'iir   piiv-  nblu in lulvance.     Ho pipfi' will bo ilolnoioil  unless tins condition la lunwlii'il �� itli.  Saturday, Sept. 12T11. 1903.  Public notice is given in another  column that, the Piovincial Genet al  Election   date   has  been   changed  fiom the 15th   day   of  October to  Satin day, October 3td.    We do not  care to.hazzaid   an   opinion  as  to  ydiy   the  date1 is   being    "pushed  ahead,   but   it   behoves  all  those  whom   the   change     inteiests    to  govern themselves accordingly.  ,    It is a notewoithy   lact   to   find  a most substantial inciease-in the  number  of legisteied votets in the  <   Atlin'district  since  the date ofthe  ' recent   bye-cleclion,   in, Febtuary  Isst, foi  a   leprescntativCfoi   the  'Dominion *House.      At that time  the   number   of  those   entitled to  vote according to  the list was 374.  The new list, now in  the printer's  hands, shows a total voting strength  of 561.    The  number of votes cast'  at the election  lefcned to was 192.  As the new list  has been compiled  since  the  proiogation  of the P10-  vincial  House, and as  the date ol  the General Election is piior to the  annual  exodus  of  people "going  below," we look _ for a very heavy  poll being cast,    it is well for every  voter to remember that a very great  deal depends  upon a high percentage of votes being  cast, apart altogether from the " candidates' "   interest in the fight.  Notices appear iu other columns  calling upon the "faithful" to as  semble in Convention for the purpose ot nominating a candidate to  enter the list on behalf of the respective parties. The fight will be  an interesting one as we have  reason JLo believe it will be a three-  coinered one. For the next two  weeks we will have all the "meet-  in's " to attend we want, and if we  dont get bauels full of the Aictic  "bull co'n" and "hot air," we will  think oui Atlin politicians have  lost their neive.  MAI!/- CONTRACT.  Tend  er  of   a    Local  Accepted.  Bidder  THe  Dominion Government Will  Save a Heap of Money on the  Contracts Just Awarded.   *  Atlin,  Nugget and Br ape .Rings/  And All ��� Kinds of Jewellery" Manufactured on the Premises,  ' jJtaSF '   Why send'oin when you can get goods as cheap here?'  Watches' Front $5 ugsa', Fine Line est Souvenir Spoons* ���  ' JULES EftGERT & SON, The Swiss; Watchmakers.  The award of the contracts for  the Mail setvice 'between Atlin  and Caiibou and Log Cabin' has  this week been made public. , The  call for teudeis, in Aptil lastyasked  foi scpaiate bids for the summei and  winter sen ices. '- "_   .  On Monday last Mr. John'Kirk-  landK of' Atlin, was officially noti-  fied-lhat his teuclci for the Atliii-  Log Cabin���01 'winter service1���has  been accepted by the"Postal Depait-  nient. ' We congintnlate Mr. Kirk-  land on his success and feel assured  that the public will have,110 leason  to complain of the manner in which  I ;THE.. KO.OTENAY HO.TEX.';  COK  George F. Hayes, Proprietor  Futr'iv and Tkainor Stkeets.'  'X'liis irii'Ht Cluss Hotel 1ms been romoilplud mul i ului'iiisiioil lln uunliotit  mid olloi 4 tho boat ueoommo'ilnl ion to Transient or Vox iminont  Guests.���Amoi icnn unil liin'opoan plan. '  ' ���'    Finest Wines, Liquors and Gigars.      (      " ���  -        -   Billiards   and   Pool.   -    ,  a*��*o*c*a*a*��*>a*a��o*o*ice^*a����i:(*i:(*i:(*c(*)3*c(*c����ci*':'*��:>*cio*o*>(  THE   QOLD    HOUSE,  . ���   ' ' '     D'SCOVERY.  B. C.  that'arduous win lei  conducted.  Wc aie infoiincd  service will be  that the tender  NOTICE.  PART IV., "WATJill  CLAUSES CONSOLIDATION ACT, 1S91."  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL."'  ' CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS &CIGARS. -   ^       :-  ,      '    < 1    ,,    Mixed Drinks a Specialty., i .,       '        ,    .  DINING   ROOM  SUPI'LUJd' Wl*l'll .THE'BUST  THE  MARKET   AEEOllDS.  ' , Vegetables Daily'From omyown Garden. .        , -   ',;-  Breakfast,'"6 lo 9, Lunch,   12 to 2, Dinner, X.to 8.  . y  We lm/e tepeatedly made the  assertion as lo the permanency of  the Atlin camp, but today the information is at hand which will  allay all doubts iiythe mind of the  most optimistic. It is not always  to the taste of some people to be:  lieve in the hydraulic possibilities  ot Atlin, but developments accomplished dining the present season  on both Pine and Spruce creeks  have assuicd us that the ancient  aiiriferous channel has-been proved  both iu'value and extent to be good  for very many years to come.  To the developiiwtit\iii quail/,  mining a camp ��� such" as this is  usually looked to for its permanency, but that its placer possibilities  can be depended upon for stability  is an .asset to be proud of. It is yet  a little early in >the day to give  figures, but later \ve hope to show  some concerning the yields of these  auriferous channels which will astonish the mining world.  1. This is to certify that "Tho British  American Di edging Company, Limited," a  Comp.inj lncoi pointed under tlie."Comi>aii-  10s Act, lb'JT and," ^ Inch has complied '\\ itli.  tho pioMsionb of the "rower Companies'  Keliut Act, l'ilU,"' and is in the same position  as if it had been specially incorporated ^as  lequired bj Pait IV ot the "Water Clauses  Consolidation Act, 1S97," lmlb submitted its  umlci talcing to the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council ioi approval, and that the said  undei taliintr, as sliou n by" the documents  and plan iiled, has been approved, and that  the same is as  follows-  The acquisition by purchase 01 under  rowois confeiiu.l by the "Water Clauses  Consolidation Act, 1897," of two acres,  more or less, of ffiound situated on the south  side ot Pino CieoU, at the foot of Pine Creek  Palls, in the Atlin Lake Minnie; Division of  the'Oassiar Distiict, which foims part of  the mining giound leased to the "Pine  Cieek Powei Companj, Limited," for the  purpose ofhjdiaulie workings.  This piece of land is intended to be ac-  quiicd as a site foivtlie erection thereon of  a power liouso and the necessary buildings  in couucctioiijtherewith, for the generation  and distribution of power by - electrical  methods for tho 'operation of a "buckot  dredge capable of ti eating three tliousond  cubic jaidsdnilv,'for lighting; and an J other  purposes for which such powei maj boused  under the pio\isions of Part IV, of the  "Water Clauses Consolidation .Set, 1897."  The gencrahtj oTans-words in this clause,  are not to be limited by any woids in the  same clause, or au> other paitvof this  Ceitihcate.  For the purpose of the proposed -works  the Companj has acquired from II W. E.  Cana\au aiecord bearins date the 7th day  of A pi il, 1900, of one thousand inches of  watei to be dnorted from Pine Cieek above  Pine Creole l^alls, and which is to be returned to the stream at the falls.  2. And this is further'to certifj that the  Companv propose to beg-in their undertaking by acquuing title to the said site in  manner aforesaid, and by commencing the  erection thereon of tho said power house.  3 And this is further to certifj that tho  amountof the capital of tho Company which  w ill bcduly subscribed before the Company  commences the construction of its undertaking and works, or exercises any of tho  pow ers of the "Water Clauses Consolidation  Act, 1807," Part IV., in that behalf, is hereby Jixed at tho sum of t\ventj -fivo thousand  dollais, being the whole of the capital stock  of the Company, and that tho tlillcrotieo between tho said sum and .the amount required to complete the undertaking and works  shall lie raised by the issue and sule of de-  licntuies of tho Company, such difference  being estimated at the sum of soventy-five  thousand  dollars.  k I. AimI tins is furthei toceitifj that tho  time w ithin which the said iindertiilcingand  works are to be commenced is llxed at sixty  days fiom the date hereof, and the'time  within wliich all tho proposed undcitnking  shall bo in operation is fixed at six months  from the dato hereof.  Dated this 26 th day of June, 1003.  A   B.  McPHlLLIPS.    ���  Clerk, L\\eoutnc Council. I  THE- WRITE- /PASS ��� & ������ YUKON'':  ^.f., ': :\:      \0UtE. ;-, ' "���*'���' '   ;r-!r  Passenger and lixpiess Service, ^Daily (except "Sunday)," between  Skagway, Log* Cabin." Bennett, Caribou, White Horse antl Inteimediatey  points, making close conneclious with'our"own steameis"at White Horse "  for Dawson and Yukon points, and ���at Caiibou for'Allin every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin eveny, Monday and T'hufsday. ���'   -'  Telegraph Setvice to Skagway.  'Express'-mattei -will  be iecei\ed  for shipment to and from all points in Canada and the United States.  - - "  ���',For information relative lo Passenger,'Freight, Telegtaph or Express  Rates apply to any 'Agent of the Company 01 to  .'=-' ' '      L v ." t -Traffic Department, SKAGWAY.     -  J.   H.  EIGHABBSON,  ATLIN   &,  DISCOVERY.  ���MM   Full Line of Clothing Just From the East ^  r    THE   LATEST   STYLES.     .     :      "  Complete Stock of Dry Gbods    , , ���  THE    LATEST-   IN    HATS,   _ BOOTS    AND     SHOES.  gj&--    ' " GOLD , SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our Goods' are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian-e Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL   PAID    UP   $8,700,000". '     '    ,  -RESERVE,   $3,000,000.   ^   ,  Branches of the Bank at ..Seattle,    > ��� T -    *  San Francisco, -   "     '"  - u Portland,  Skagway, etc  Exchange sold on -all Points, y  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office  in Conkection.-..",���  D. ROSS, Manager.  THE ROYAL. HOTEL  ._   t  E.   ROSSELLI,  Proprietor.  '  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  ���CHOICEST WINES, IIQUORS AND UGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  �� '/Machinery,  HYDRAULIC   GIANTS,    WATER   GATES, v     >  ANGLE   STEEL" RIFFLES    &���   V' '   ���  ' '     HYDRAULIC   RIVETED  Pumping &   Hoisting   Machinery,  PIPE.  Estimates furnished on' application      -    -  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  . "      -   Vancouver, B. C.  '. A. C.'Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin. B, C  m  iZii  tip  m  m  m  m  W -��*>"'  J.J    f  *.  jj  ij>^rr:  I    "i^l ^.V    s,l - J. <  t��.  .' 1 ���.-(,.  -r��r  ?r ., v;pc��BBB5Jl?  ==ra?|,  <?.- , \  ���rl<T 111  ��� ;. ���/**.��� v:  r>'  i ���>  ���ATtIN, B.'C, SATURDAY,* SEPTEMBER t2>  1903  ^ ,_N. ;0' WHEELING >& :C0.       '       fc :Cv^rA^ S.> CROSS   &    GO.,   "  Have amalgamated theit businesses and-'have formed a Joint'Stock"Company/f'which, -in future, will be known as   , / "-' '    ' ���  ��� THE ;��� ATLIN \TRADINQ ,'C6MP'AN'Y,;   LIMITED. '���'  - The New.Finn will conduct all business in the   premises   formerly, occupied   by   N.   C.   Wheeling   &   Co,1 and will ,cairi   the  largest and   best-selected   Stock of   Groceries,   Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Etc., Etc., tver-carried in.Atlin \l  1 ' ' '' ' A.   S;   CROSS,   President .and   Treasurer ./,     -  v",    -r>       r   '   "    ���' ' , * ,     , N.   C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.     ' ,    ,  ",.<> I  r       I  ."*���-  Ill  of  the   White   Pass & Yukon ��o.  for the summer set vice has been ac-  1 cepted. j,  For both scivices theic weie a  laigeyiumber of local biddeis,(and  we understand that among these  the figures weie vcty close; Upon  the contracts just'let the Govern-  "ment will tsavc seveial thousand  ��� dollais pet annum  eompaicd r with  the expiied couliact of tlie Cana-  ->  dian Development Co.  f-  7  &  Kootenay   Restaurant.  m  M                          ........  i         Sunday Dinner.  ABRAHAM PLASIE,  Proprietor.  1       ,                                    <.  i           ' ,                   ;MENU  j-                 _               Ciab Salad, >.         ?\  '  '   -'SOUPS       1    "   -  Chicken 'Giblet  'r '- '         ;'                  ���  FISH                   :   "  1        ,        'White Fish White Wine Sauce  1                 'is"                          -1  BOILED      ?'1   ��;���  j^M  -   ,    ,_ Ox Tongue, Mint Sfauce  . *  "m[Hi  - ��      ' , ENTREE4  ''                   Chicken Fricasese  "fffifffffi1  Wild Duck with Dressing  �� \_.                      ROASTS1     ,,_  Prime  Riljs of P.eef\au ji?s  .    t     -     Leg of Mutton and Jelly ,  H;  /"    "         _,    VEGETABLES      '  " Mashed Potatoes ��� Asparagus  |<  .  *        DESSERT            "'    *  - '-  - Vanilla Ice Cream  and; Cake  H,  Pumpkin'Pie, ;  E  Meals, .75 cents to $1.-.  " Cicck.  Miulutf    Jti'uordor'H  Ofllce,  AVolU, 13 0  Miiiliiir   KcloiiIim's   Olllco,  Heiiiiott.  I1C.  1       ' Poliou   Stiitloii,  TolPRrupli  ' '       Croolc        '  Ofnliirli ovoi'j poiM>n Is hoi eh} rociuliocl  to tuko notlco mill komji n lilmsolE uoeold-  nitfh.       ,   ' 1  GiNon inulur mi  lituid   lit Atlin,  1? C, Dii.s  Vtli'din ol Soptoniboi, A.l) , HUM.  *     "  ' A.b Ckoss,      ,        l  ^      i ���> Kotuiniii^ Oillcor ,  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. > ' Wm. Brown, C.ET.  f ' WILKINSON /&   ,BROWN  , ' '  'Provincial', Land   Surveyors   &   Civil   Engineers. -  1      "��� ���.'.-,        ,. . >     ' <' j  Hydraulic   Mine  Cnffineerinq' <a   Spocially  /'  tit.  s��>  hNw  iffv''  H  Virf  'V'  Cnffineerinq'  OIIico, Ponil' ��>t\ne:ir 'llmd  St,. Ailin, DC,  ,     NOTICES:  *   .    * ~_  *  T^TOT^Cri Is lioiol>\ (juou itluit Sixtj daja  uftoi duto lMntoiul to applj to tlio  Chiot Commissions of Liinds and Works  lot iioi mission to ,puicluiso, tlio folIowniK  dos,ciibod tinut ot ilunil foi ti��iiculttiiul  puiposcs Commencmj nt a'poht maiked  llinid L. Hull's N. li. coinei,tl��ence 20 cliuini.  West, thence 80 "chains South, , thence 20  chinns, J.Uist, thence 80 chains Noitli to plnue  of coiiinienccnient, coutuiniii�� in all 160  uciebmoicoi less.'-   ��� ������  Situated iv, o miles cast of Atlin Lake and  about 10 miles North of A.thn 'Vov. nsite on a  small cieek known lib Buint Cieek  /- - ^Dinid L   Hull  Dated  at   Atlin, *J\.  C    this   24tli. daj   of  August 1901     i"1 ' >   / . ��  ���/'.  .  DRINK THE'BEST  '  y ���"   i } * ,   i- c   "i  1    ��4  f  '   ^ K��      vf  yi'.  IWiN^AJl �� B    T E.A."  AV  In Lead Packets ol y2-ii> and i lb each. ,  -J     '     * ���   '        ��� " ' Foi' Sale by all First Class Grocers.  tj    , -" ft,.  f-V  6   '  KELLY.- - DOUGLAS   & ' Co.'.'.Wholesalei'Grocers,'Vancodvsr, B C,,    K - ��� - ��  THE ���RAND HOTEL  11  "^fiOTICK is hereby Riven that sixty, dnjs  fiom the ,datet hereof, I intend making-  application r to1- the Honoiuble the Chief  Coininibsionei of LaiuUaiid Works for" por-  missiou'to purcluise sixty��� acies.of^lahd  for agricultural purposes, ^m^ the i-Athti  Distuct of Cassiai, situated as, follows ?^^ J  Commencing at a stalie'1* marke3'^B:V/TJ'9  Noith-West Comei Post situateil ^oli^ttfo  East'Bauk of the Atlmtoo Kiver, thence in  an Eastei ly Direction 20 Chains, thence in"a  South-erlj Hiractiou 20 Chains,' thence  jWesteilj about 40 Chains, thence along tho  East Bank of* the ATtlmtoo River about  30 Chains to the point of commencement,  containing in all about'60 acres, mom or  less." .,���  H.A. Butler,  C. H. Butler.  - Dated at Taku. B.  C, *   r   -  19th , August, 1903.  PROCLAMATION.  ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF ATLIN.  TO WIT: <   ���  ���pjOTICE is lierebj given that after 60 dajs  from date, we mtetidv to apply to the  Chief' Coimiiiisionei of Lands and Works  for pel mission to purchase one-quarter of  an acieotland for a site for a power plant  in the'Athn Disti let, situated as follows :  Commencing- at a ..post marked "The  British Columbia Power & Manufacturing  Co., Ltd.'s S.E. coiner,' planted at a point  on Discovery street, in the Tow n wt Atlin,  thence in a westerly^ dnection 104J4 feet,  thence northeily 104J4 feet, thence casteily  104'<�� feet, thence southeily 104V�� feet to  point of commencement, containing, one  quarter of an nci��e inoie or less.  -Dated at Aftm, . B. C.^tlus .25th daj of  June, 1903.      * .    i ���"��. _ __ .   ;  Tho British Columbia Power  & Manufacturing Co., Ltd  je6-S0d. -r.    '  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH,   EVERYTHING  ,'CONDUCTED"IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.','    .-   v  "4      v  '1 '  , if  (   '   ,  )  Wl  ���H  i -I  4  French  Restaurant in,. Connection.  ���r       i I >     j "- "*  t David Hastie,  Proprie'Ior.  , Corner ofrFirst and Discovery Streets.   *  7  <\  &HE WHITETASS &^tJKO'N .ROUTE  Pacific 'and   Arctic   Railwaj   and Navigation I'ompany, -   - ,  British Columbia Yukon   Railwaj  Company.  ,"'      British Yukon   Railwaj'.Corapauj,       -j  .,    ri _  : TIME TABLE.  ' IN EFFECT   JANUARY 7 1901,   "^Dailj'except Sundaj.   -  No.  I'K  'Public   Kotioovis  heieby  given to  the   "RJOTICC is hereby given  that  Sixty days  Electors of tho District' of Atlin that in  obedience to His Majestj 's Writ to me directed, and ^bearing dato the Fifth day of  September, in tho jeui of our Lot d One  Thousand, Nine Hundred and Three, I re-  quii e the presence of the snid Electors at the  the Government House, Atlin, on the 19th  day of September at 12 o'clock, noon, for  the purpose of electing a person to represent  them in the Legislature of the Province  "The  mode of nomination of candidates  shall beiiis follows ������-,   - c  " Tho candidates shall bo nominated in  writing, tire wiiting shall 1>o subsetibed  'by two registered voters of tho district as  Proposer and Soconilei, and by three othei  Rogisteied Votoisof the suid Dmtrict as assenting to the nomination, mid shull bo dc-  liveied to the Returning Officer at any time  between the date of the Proclamation and  One p m. of tho day of Nomination, and, in  the(ovent of a Poll hoing necessary, such  Poll will bo open on tho 3rd day of October  at :  POLLING   PLACES;    Government   Office, Atlin, B C.  Police Station, Discoveij.  Sinclair's .Mill,     Sin prise  Lake.  Uonnjlie's   Camp,.  MqKpo  after dilto I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase tho following  desciibed tiact of land in tho Albliu district  for ngiicultuinl ,puiposes: Commencing:  at an initial post, planted utiout one mile  north-east of Atlin Tow nsite, "Uimice running east 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thenoo w"ost40 chains, thence north ��0 chains  to tho point of commencement, containing  80 acres more oi loss.  William McNern  Dated at Atlin. E. C, this 22nd day of Juno  1903. Jno  27 60d  No.SN.' B.  2nd class.  8.S0 p. m.  11. 30   ���  11.10 a-m.  12" M  No-1 N\ B  1st class.  9. SO a. m  10. B5 I     ���  11. 00 i  11.45      ���  12.15 i  12. 351  2.10  i. -TO  LY.  SKAGUAY  WHITE PASS  LOG CABIN  "AR.  p.m  BLNNETT  2.45   , 2.10   ��� ���.c   CARIBOU ',,     *  6.40   ��� i. -TO   ��� All     WHITE HORSE LY  Passengers must bo at depots it. time to nave Hagga^  spection is stopped 30 minutes befoie leaving time of tiain. -  - i  J150 pounds of bnguage w ill bo chocked f l ee w ith each full fare ticket and '  w ith each half fare ticket. _ -  2.S. Bound ��  No. 4S Boutrl  1st class.  2nd class.  4 30 p. an.  AE   4. 15a.jn.--'  S   05  rl  3.0U   ���  2. 10 ���  2 10   ���  n,  1.00,,,     J  1.35)  1.15 i p.m  .��  12.20   p.m  11.-50   a.m  ���  10.20    ���  3  ,-"0     ,  LV  7. 00   ���  e inspected  p nil  checked     It^-  !''  521  s.r-  'i;  'i  pounds  l-'dVI  %'}  J. G   COKNEDT,.  ^"   ,      Discovery/.-  OEEN DAY:AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  CONNECTION. ' _^ ,  Headauaitors for Bioolf's stace.'*-,  .  Rcllew-Jlarvcy, Bryaiji & Qlmar  Provincial Issayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 169ft.  W.WALLACE GRIME 4. Co.,  " _ _      Agents.  Large or Small Samples fot w aided for Assay  n  NOTICE is lioteby given that slxt.\ days  after date I intend to, apply to tho Chief  Conimiasionoi of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the follow nig described  trac of land for ngilciiltmal purposes:  Commencing at post planted at tho South  East corner of R Gricrson's pieomption  No. 245, situated noni Surpiise Lake in the  Athn District, thence East 20 chains to Post  2, thence North 20 chains to Post 3, thence  West 20 chums to Post 4, thence Sotitn 20  chains to place of commencement, contain-  ing in all about lorty acics more  or less.  JOHX DUNHAM  Dated at Surpi Kp Lake, A tig. 28th. 190J.  DISCOVERY, B. C.    -  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEN,  -    Furnishing   Th*���  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  'Ed. Samjs, Propiiotor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER  SHOP  G. H. FORD       Prop.  Now occupy their new quaiteis next  ���to tho Bank of B. N. A.. First Street.  The bath loomsaro oiinnllj as good at, found  i>i cities.   Plicate ��ntriuico for ladies. '  TRY  . i B- mm.  ~FOR  ���UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  ' HARDWARE  ' "�� PAINTS &. OILS  Atlin & Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life, Insurance Co.  OF   CANADA  Capital    $1,000,00��.  A. C. lliricJifeJii, &��eotk  'ft L I  A GOOD-STORY..  -Where Onco Thoy Cut a  TiSnre, lawyei*  and SoldleiB JSow Iiold  tho   Cull.  ' Farmers, in the early days of the rc-  IVTnat tb�� Governor of- Georcla Sald-ta 4Iit>  Governor ur Virginia, ���*"���-  "Gentlemen," said ;fchc  Georgia col- , . ��� ����� ���,,  onel, who -was entertaining a group of   -Public were as prominent in the walks  amused  listeners  at.ono   of  the  ho-    *f statecraft and in tho honors of of-  tels in this ,city, the .other night, "I j to?��,.?"*".?    as lj-y>7els    are to-day.  (suppose you ,have all .beard what the  Governor of North ..Carolina  said  to  AMERICAN   FARMER-'STATESMEN.     1 H.QW RATES, HEAVY TRAINS  -', .-"i'-i f>,  ��'���;���>        -  i the Governor of South .Carolina.   Have  j   ,      you ever heard what the Governor "of  Georgia said to the'Governor of Vir-  , glnia?    No?  Well, the.onJy difference  i        , In the two stories Is that the Governors:  | of Georgia was a blue nose temper-  >> ance man. .  "You' remember    what -a   'blizzard  , ,       (Washington   had   ,the  .second    time  Cleveland was inaugurated? Well, the  j Wind blew sixty miles an hour.   The  J enow cut the faces like a -knifo, and  j froze to the mustu,che���of the soldiers as  I they waited in iuie  in treat of' tlic  , Capitol.   The b.nwoms all,along the  'j   '       line mado bis fortunes that day, and  I       ' .the  doctors  had   :tueir, turn  at    the  I '        lucky, wheel the next 'day with pneu-'  j :inonia cases.   J  .   *'The   Governors   .of 'the  .different  j .States were at the head of their troops  i with their staffs just behind them, on  Capitol Hill, during the . inauguration  r   ceremonies.   The Governor  ,of   Georgia had,brought, even for the South,  an tunusually'large staff with him to  the .Inauguration.    I wasx on his staff  at the time, but as there were only  "     about   forty other   Georgia   colonels  there I don't suppose you remember  seeing ime.   Washington had never be-  1    Core had tha honor of seeing so, many t  Georgia .colonels. ()There were so many  of us that, even with horses touching,  as we marched abreast up   "Pennsyl-  " vania avenue, we stretched from curb  to curb across the widest avenue of  the country.   At times, however, there  (Was barely a. corporal's guard around  the-Governor of Georgia. ' Many and  varied were our excuses for* a lew minutes' absence from our posts on the  .   Weak, and bitter hillside.   None of us  - Bared to tell bur Governor openly what  ,. ' were our real reppons tor our somewhat frequent absences/ lor the Gov-  ernor of Geoi g a was a Lamous tein-  '.  'perance, man.      lie had  never    been  known    to uke  "intoxicants in    any  form,,and on  ull occasions had publicly advocaieu Jis temperance cause.  "He sat tiiulght and slilf upon ,his  horse In front of his tioops, a dignified  and silent fci.ie, apliai-enily completely unaware of the piercing Icy blasts  ^ that swepfover Capiiol Kill.   We began to,, think him moro than mortal,  (or we'felt as If we were rapidly freezing to death.     t .   '" * .  , >    "Suddenly, an aid fvom-the staff of  ,    the Governor of Virginia dashed   ,up-  to the Governor., ot Georgia and,said  , [With a salute:      .  -'\   "'Governor,*  I am    going   to    get  something hot and strong for'our Governor, and can't I get some of It for  'you, tpo?y                            '       '     -  -f\ "The Georgia colonels were astounded by such rash igiioinnee, and, we all  " Bettled down in our seats p; spared to  hear a temperance lecture from our  Governor as a rebuke for such audacity.    Imagine our surprise, when our  governor thanked the Virginia colonel  for his kind otfer, and said  that ho  (would bo glad to take whatever    he  $ould get to drink.  /   "The.Virginia aid dashed off on his  quest7but a Geoi^.a aid, not to be so  outdone, dashed off, too.   In a very low  minutes -back came the Virginia colonel bearing a huge cup of hot punch  At the same time from another direction the'Georgia colonel rode up with  even a bigger cup of steaming liquor.  (  "The Governor of Virginia, who had  also ridden up, intending  to  offer a  toast to the new President, called out  - \o the Governor of Georgia:  '   " 'Now,  Governor,  winch drink are  you going to take?'  "Tho temperance Governor of Georgia dropped the reins, held out his half  JCiozen hands, and said:  " 'Governor, I shall "drink both.'  "And he did, draining the cups, too,  ���While'we all nearly Cell off our seats  'in astonishment. i Tho  local  instinct  toad triumphed over principle."  1 Eight of the original signers of tho Declaration of   Independence   descnbed  themselves as    fanners  or    planters  Among these were benjamin Hanison.  of Virginia, Lewis Morris of New York,  Francis Lee of Viiglnia, and William  .Floyd of New York.  - The American statesman of -that day  made'few claims to t,ocial prominence.'  Kocer Sherman  described  himself as  a shoemaker William Whipple of New  Hampshire   as   a   sailor,    Benjamin  Franklin of Pennsylvania an a ^Inter, and -George   Taylor   of the same  Slate as a foundryman.  Nearly all of the early Presidents  Avere farmers, r George Washington  having been educated as a land surveyor and .having inherited a large  tract of land in Virginia. Madison,  Jeffer&on, and Monroe had strongly  developed liual tastes, and It" was not  la fact, until the large cities of the  .country, and moie,especially the large  cities in ,the Northern States.absorbed  so large a share of political influence  that ,the lawyers became as prominent  as -they now uie.  In the present Congress lawyprs preponderate, there being 158 lawyers to 1  farmer in the Senafcp, and 229 lawyers  ��o 34 faimers in the lie-use of Representatives.   President  Cleveland   was  .admitted to the bar In Buffalo In 1859.  Vice-President Adlai    Stevenson- was  admitted to the oar in Mctamora, III.,  In 1858.   Secretary of Slate Gresham  was admitted to the bar In Cory don,  Ind., In 1858.   Sedetary of the Trcas  ury Carlisle was admitted to the bar  In   Covington,   Ky.,   In   1858.   Postmaster-General     BIssell     was     admitted     to     the   , bar     In     Buffalo  In 1.SG8.   ' Secretary     of    the     Navy  Herbert   was   admitted   to   tho   bar  Jn Montgomery, the Alabama capital,  shortly before the war.   Hoke Smith,  'Secretary of tho   Interior, was admitted to the bar at Atlanta, Ga , In 1872.  The only two nieuibeisW the Cabinet, who are not lawyers aie Secretary  of War Lamon't and Commissioner of  Agriculture Moi Inn.   But Mr. Lamont,  If  not  qualified  by  a  parchment to  practice law in Hie courts of this State  is much better M.illed In many o��\the  intricacies   of    Jurisprudence than a  great number of lawyers are, and his  advice and counsel have been repeatedly sought both by large corporate  interests and by legislators.  It Is a somewhat peculiar fact that  ���Presidential candidates, have with  scarcely an exception been chosen bv  both political paities from the ranks  of llawyers and soldiers.  'The Republicans had soldier candidates in 1SS6, 1S68, and in 1872; they  had lawyer candidates in 1860, lS6Jr,  1876, 1880, 18S8, and 1892. Their one  exception was 1884, when Mr. Blaine,  who was neither a lawyer nor a soldier, was nominated, but running on  the saina ticket -with him was Gen.  Logan.  The Democrats had soldier-lawyer  candidates for President In 1836, 1860,  1863, 1876, 1884, 1888, and 1892; they  had soldier candidates in 1S64 and  1880. Their one exception was 1872,  when Horace Greeley was the Demo-  cratic nominee.  Tiiough farmers constitute the largest class of American voting citizens  they are usually represented in Congress or the Legislature by lawyers,  and few practical benefits have been  derived by farm Lite, communities represented in Congieas or elseware by  actual agriculturist's. ,The present  tendency is for lawyers to become  more prominent In legislation than before, ftnd for farmers to become less  60.  A Gradual tThmiiro  Which Is  Ono 'of tlio  -   Features of AineiUnn lt^iItiuiflluK  Through , causes ..wholly beyond the  power of railroad manageis to change  ���increased competition between trunk  lines,,the lower price of many commodities, the rival service of trolley and  cable lines, the Improvement of roadways for heavy traffic, the abolition of  tollgates and the abandonment of canal charges���there is a steady and apparent uncontrollable trend downward,  of, transpoitation rates for freight on  American railroads .which is being met  by economical operations in,every~de-  partment. -Economyvjn the use of fuel,  in the force of train hands employed  and otherwise' is possible, but the chief  resource in meeting these reductions  In revenue 13 by the Increase of train  loads.    A general  realization of this  fact   among American    railroad men>  has led to a general new development  of    the  facilities    of)   transportation"  which bids fair to transform some of  the old methods in use, for .'handling  freight.  The most marked economy In operation Is attained through the lengthening of tr;un<j whereby^ a single engine  without additional cost for train service can draw as much as" fifty per  cent, additional ,freight   through   the"  use of .heavier steel rails, the substitution of Iron for wooden bridges, stono  masonry for earth embankments, automatic brakes for those*operated by  hand, stone for earth-ballast and .the  gradual abolition r of -grade, crossings  which in many pait3'of the country  entail   considerable   expense.      Long  freight trains are no more difficult to  handle than short ones, provided always that th* capacity of the locomotive Is not'over taxed, that tho .roadbed is in good condition, and that the  gradients are not too steep.   On many  American lines   there is in   constant  progress a plan of modifying the steeper grades and .doing away with curves,  whereby the ��� crai" of railroad   operations is lowered to keep pace with itho  reduction in the rates charged. ~ -    "  On, an American Toads    last-year,^  more than one'^illlon tons of freight"  were carried and the operating expenses of American railroads were about  $1,000,000, exclusive of the sums   devoted to new construction and, to Improvements on'the roads, their equipment and their terminal facilities. Tho  ^practical effect of. the change   must  clearly be the great improvement of  American railroad 'service, and ^evi-'l  dences of this improvement are   not  difficult'to find, for.with the addition  to the canylng capacity of the roads,"  through their   improvement .in   con---,  struction ,and  equipment,   have, .come  two other benefits,    speedier   service^  and a reduction in-the number of ac-7  cidents.   Speedier sei vice ^enlarges the  market for shippers in^ many lines-of  product,  especially in 'fruits,  vegetables, dairy products    and live   stock,  and  the reduction in the number* of  accidents has relieved rhe railroads in  recent years of an onerous flem of un*  productive expenditure.  Curious Wics of News.1  <r    r _____  ;�����  Denmark has a system of insurance1  igainst tho possibility of spinsterhood.  if a sum of about $225 is "deposited on '-  tehalfrof a girl at birth, she becomes en-(  tilled, if unmariied at the age of thirty,,  io receive an annuity of .$25, which,is  increased by .1)25 every ten yeairs.    If,  iowever, she ma.rrie3jbefore sho is thirty,  i>225 ie returned to "her, or if she dies  J>efore she is that age, there is a contribution of some $30-or $36,toward her  funeral. ,    '<   "  Postals from a Ho tie-na ie Son.'"  ,.     to a Self-mabe Faiher.' .  *���>   *    j     '    - *> , ,  JDear W��Jep-JI.arrived'on the eoOegtf ' *  pwn. this morning. Something is wrong '  Vnfch my clothes, as I was made consider-  Smi      i��f- A?\S��ing to get a new suit.  Will'send you bill. ^   ,      &   ,Youib,       '  *   ]   r  " i        ,. J-"11''  Dear Pa-~pu.t chapej tM9 morning. AIT    '  ^���^3'^ **���-I.ani keeping away from <   ;  The experiments carried on during ��tho  ���ast six months by the Department of  'igricultuie at Washington to * test  whether the preservatives used in packing food products for expoit'are injurious, have shown that they are harmless.  (Twelve officials of the department's hu-  ���cau of chemistry volunteered to diet  themselves consistently for six months  o'n food which had been adulterated with  boracio or salicylic acid as a preservative, and, having fulfilled their undertak-,  mg, they find their health entirely unaffected.  Tlio most fi antio appeal for a servant  ever put into type has just appealed in a  Chicago newspaper.   It took 600 words  fcnd  $20   to   express   tlio  would-bo   employer's feelings.    After describing tho  favornJble location of hig home, and his  small family," ho appeals for "a medium-  si/ed girl," because "a small girl might  not have stiengfh to draw the salary wc  are willing to pay," and adds: "If you  don't  want t*> wash your own'clothes  wo will send them with my laundry and  pay for them.   Ifryou don't? like to wait  at tabic v>c will turn,the kitchen into a  cafe, and ail walk out and' wait on ourselves.   The nurse and you have separate  rooms on the thiid floor.    Sho is very  lady-like, but if sho is objectionable to  you m any way  we will let her go.   My  wife will tiy very hard to please you,  but if you don'fliko her I will let,her���  well, anyway, come to our rescue..",  To bo nirested on a chaige of holdfnp  one s starts too high on a^rainy day sug  gests, of courso, the United States ��� Jop  tin, Missouri, was the'piecise scene-of  tihe incident, and Miss Flo Russell its vie  tun or heroine.   It was charged ngniiwi  her, quite Iu the Addisonian style, thai'  Hie height afc which she'held them creat  ed  enough commotion "to amount to ,i  disturbance of traffic.    Her youth un<  tprettmess, if they did-not aggravate tin  oirence, did aggravate,'the-commotion,  aaid a policcm'an 'arrested her.   Miss'Rus  sell, in-her defence, said  that she" w.i  wearing a- new and partaculaily  hand  some silk petticoat,- and other "'.'things  equally'new and'equally handsome, and  that she held her skirt just high'eilou".  to prevent them from being muddied, bu  not an inch higher.   To clinch thermal  leryahejiad come dressed in the identi  .cal^clothes, and was ready, if,the judg<  .desaied, lo give a demonstration in coufr  ,T^'JudSeJ of couise,  lumped ait it;   .  ??aS?f>^3- cleared, and   the   court' bt  -came so,unjudicially fascinated with" tin  performance  that  it  took Mm'Sfteei"  minubes to discharge her, with apologie*  And so progiess continues, even m Am  erica.  Birds and Commerce.  1. A('Un,.v/lon,;i, rnvH.ition.  Acknowledge mSiaiions within a  'day or so after i'-i;"lviag them. Write  cither in the first or third person. Repeat In the aceor/diKc the day ' and  ���lour of the Invi.-ation. Never acceo:  an Invitation unless you mean to be  present piomptly. A woman should  never attend a function without her  husband or a husband without his wife  if both are invited. A delicate way of  iwording an acceptance is as follows:  Mrs. Alfred Barnes's very kind invitation for luncheon on Wednesday,  'April the eleventh, at half after ono  o'clock is accepted with" pleasure by  Mra. Jones.  Regrets may be worded >as follows1  Mrs. Jones regrets that a previous  engagement will prevent her acceptance of Mrs. Barnes's charming invitation for luncheon on Wednesday,  (April eleventh.  ' Gmnuiflr V<'ran(!afl.  The Tcra'odas of summer homes are  Bsed to a E-'eat extent as srttlng-robms.  They make delightful lounging places,  especially when fitted up with regard  'for the comfort of summer Idlers.  Porch furniture has become a neces-  elty. Bamboo, wicker, willow and vat-  tan are chosen as suitable to withstand  fog and dust. Thf��v can be scrubbed  clean with soap and water, and they  can be piled with comfortable mrhiona  and pillows to make them inviting.  Draperies, rugs and cush'ecs can be  taken indoors    at nleht   wftii   'little  Boston ftocelT��"J a yho-sTt.  People,.sn.w something on the streets  recently that caused them to "oh!"  and "ah!" a great^deal, -and mode&t  S^lks "doubtless received -*an awful shock. A "remarkably pretty woman asttide ol a bicycle was  gotten, up in the most msinuish cos  fame I have } ct popi, m these days of  dress < reform. She wore trousers  which fitted her���b-3sv pardon���legs not  much more loo'Jelj tiuin a man's, and'  there was no sign of a skirt of any  sort. " She wore knickerbockers, plain  and simple, made apparently of corduroy of a bright' biown color,  and white leggins. The jacket  was made ���; to match, and very  natty. The gill had a very trim iig-  ure, but the way evei y one turned and  stared showed that but few people  have ever eeen those things In real  life after all. 'The effect was not particularly Immorldst, and the girl was  apparently oblivious to tho sensation  she was creating, a great deal more  so, I think, than her escort, for she  was not braving tho world alone.-*  Boston Record.  Kitchener Yields to a IloerOliI.  ,  While Lord Kitchener was engaged  In suppressing the    Pileka    rebellion  he ordered the destruction of a certain  farmhouse., 'Not seeing any ��igns of  his orders being carried out, he rode  over with" his staff and found an interesting situation.     In the doorway  of the "doomed farm   stood a   pretty  young Dutch girl, her hands clasping  the doorposts and her eyes flashing fne  from beneath her dainty    sunbonnet.  The Irish sergeant  in charge pf the  party of destiuction was-vainly   endeavoring to persuade her fa let them  pass in.^but to all his blandishments  of "Arrah'darbnt; wisha now, acush-  la," etc , the maiden turned a deaf car,  and a deadlock prevailed.     Kitchener's sharp "What's this?" put a climax to the scene.   The girl evidently  guessed that   this   was   the   dreaded  Chief of Staff, and her lips trembled in  spite of    herself.      Kitchener    gazed  souily at her, standing bravely though  tearfully there, and turned, to his military "i- secretary.     "Put   'down,"    he  growled, "that the Commander's   orders with reference to the destruction'"  of Rightman's farm could.not be carried cut owing to unexpected opposition.     Forwaid, gentlemen."���London  Evening News,  Ken.il'iR "Old Nick" Out.  A well-bred man puts his hand ovet  his mouth when he yawns; but not  one in ten thousand knows why. The  reason is this: Four or five hundred  years ago there was a superstition  common In Europe that the devil was  always lying In wait to enter a man's  body, and take possession of him.  Satais generally went in by the,mouth;  but when be had waited a reasonable  time and the man did not open his  mouth, the devil made him yawn, and  while his mouth was opened jumped  down his thoat. So many cases of this  kind occurred that the people learned  to make the sign of the cross over  their mouths whenever th-^r-yawned,  In order to_scare awnv tha devil. Tho  peasantry In Italy and Spain stiU adhere to this method; but most other  people have dispensed with the cross  sign, and keep"out the d^nl by simply  placing the hand bef-" e ihe lips. It Is  a most remarkable s.uvlrui of a prac-  trouble, but,,the furniture must com-   _  ........   <  .  bat every sort of climatic   difficulty   tice after Its elgnlflciuifo has perished.  ��*ort of a long rainstorm.  The fact that the Goveinmont~of India  has just decided that no moie bird skin"  'and plumage shall be exported gives sat  isfaction to bird-lovers everywheie. Thr  ���reason given for the Government's deu  ,sion is that, owing to the wholesale de  struction of birds, destructive insects  have it all their own way, and crops in  ^dia have suffered alarmingly from thi*  .cause. ,   "      c  The feather trade is an important part  of the commerce of London, as anyone  who has seen the London and India  docks warehouse during a'feather sale  ,can realize? The supply from India alonl  is enormous. - ��  Picture veiitabIe'"mountains of ' the  feathers of the green parrot, which is a  favorite with the pjumassier on accounl  of its adaptability. Green, shimmering  hills of millions of feathers that not long  ago were, the proud possession" of tho  'gleaming denizens* of th\ Indian woodlands, and through the glorious green a  shimmer of scarlet,r that beautiful red  which, for brilliance, is not surpassed  anywhere in nature.  ' The effect of stopping this trade meana  greater prosperity for the ostrich farmers in South Africa, and-possible legis  lative action as to the destruction oi  birds In the south of Europs.  whiskey, as you<8uggeat. Have you ever  tasted creme de menthe? Ifc settles your,  dinner. ,,   Yours,        .    Jhn.   .  Dear Pop���You ore way off on temper,  ance question.   Beer is the great levcler.  SJHf     \ dr^nk 'beer tbeie would be no  ttrunkards. -I got away with ten bottles,  hist night.   Dead easy.  ,   , Yours, < ,  ._, r "* ���Jim.'  Dear Ditd-Would you'eare if L got"  %%uV .\lTO�� ?^oduccd to a lolly  prl last, night.   She is older than I, but-  a few. years don't matter.   What allowance dan we count on fromjyou?   Wiie  * i        "        ���* Jim. i *  J��"JFat? err~If y��u havo ���fc yot ����-  mvered my lo^t nosfal, don't bother.   Ai-  fcur all off    SJIo went back on me in.;  most shameful manner.    After all, she-  was only a college widow.    I send bill  for new waistcoats. 'Had to have 'em.  Dear Governor���Qui you let mo have-  my   next  mouUh's  allowance?    By  the '  ^^Vv",6���1 Pla-ycd poker?   Gieat  game, isn't it? ^   -      . Jim.  </i.Dw�� ?*<1-JlIow �� ��very tiling around  Mio old, homestead? How's J>obbinpand  aie tlio calves taking notice yet? I love-  the old place dearly. Send mo a-bun-  died, will you? "I'm ruling tt<crop of  peaches myself. rf     ..  j*^���  '  Dear Pop-I've just got an invite fiom* '  Z w, l�� Spei.ld W,e �������*">n with him,-"  eo don t cxpect me.   Say, awl't you get.  mfSHf f^apS* on u"> *����", aud send;  ��no enough to buy ttn automobile?      >  <  - Yoma,  " - jja,;  ���?Z   ,���  ^"V���3  I'andsome of*<  J��aJ�� 8t,n<1 l*1n��   Iso��'l y<��� a regis-!  tared.package  by tins imail oontain&ig  ten thouyand dollars, being part of the-'  royalties on my new book, '/Seeing Life."  Moie to come   This week I many a mil-  Jionaness.    But don'.t yon mind; 'She's  respectable. YourV       'Jim.     '-  'lorn Masson in New York'"Life."  She" (doubtfully)���-Have you    really-  told me of all the sins you ever commit-   ,  ted ? , ,       v  He (stoutly)���Yes.   All.  She (sorrowfully)���Then   I   am not   <  worthy of(you.   Farewell for���for���for- -  ever.���New York Weekly.  ��   ' "If I go into this deal," said the man   -  with 'a  little capital,  "what will  you--.  do?" - ,  -VYou," replied the promoter, absent-  mindedly.���Chicago Post. ' <  ,. .        ������ ���   . ���- '  Elderly   -Matron*' (slightly   deaf)���  Isn't the bride lpvely?    My little "girl    s  wants to,know where those beautiful,  flowers "came from.    ^    ������ -  ��Best Man���The ' bridegroom, I be-    ' '  lieve. ''���,    ' ��� ...  Elderly Matron? (explaining to little -  girl)���He says the bride grew 'em, he; ���  believes.  Tlio liuby on tlio I'lougli,  Stories of Western life teem with  adventure, battles with redskins. In  which the white men have put their  foes to*rout. and of camp life in tho  claim districts.  There is another side to the story.  One full ot pathetic interest���the woman's side.  )t Take the case ot Bridget Halpln,  whose whole life has been spent on the  .Western border, and whose recent  death has recalled memories of, her.  She was-among the first pioneer women to venture into the West.  With, Her young husband she settled on Superstition Mountain," then a  rendezvous for Apaches, and-with him  courageously faced a "death that seemed almost inevitable. Their plan was  to woik a rich mine in the vicinity of  the mountain.  At the end of that time Mr. Halpln  was shoe, together with some comrades, with poisoned arrows by ambushed Indiana, llio widow still clung  to her little home with her chHdrpn.  Wot daring to leave her youngest child  at home while she ploughed her small  acres, she constructed a sort of rude  seat for It on top of the plough handles. ,  Fascination of Bridge Whist  Horace C. Du Val, the author of the  popular" little book, "Bridge Rules , in  Rhyme," in speakii'g of the fascinations  of the game the other day, told the following story:  "One morning lust summer wei arrived  at Geneva from Paris, with plans for n  three days' visit. On reaching the hotel  we met a friend, who suggested 'just a  couple of rubbers before dinner.' Well,  we agreed and played right through until late that night, with short intermissions for meals. The next day we repeated the piogramme, and the day after that also, so that when we started  for Aix-les-Bains wo had seen nothing  of Geneva but the hotel. I know that  there is a beautiful lake there; I' hear  tliafc Ohillon, with its 'dungeon cell/ is  worth visiting, and that Geneva and its  surroundings are chock full of 'sights,'  but we saw nothing, and didn't care  much, for we had a great time at bridge."  Tha T����t for Life.  Johns?ng���Why does you Fish have  Itrhiskey at dem vtnkes t\> yours?  Grogan���Sure, to dea whether the  mon is dead or not. If ha don't be  after glttln* up te Join tb' boys in a  drink, we know it Is tlroa to bury  Mm.���Indianapolis Journal.  Lady (recently'married, in answer to-  congratulations of lady visiting friend)  y  ���Thank you, dean   But I still find it  very* hard to remember my new name.  Friend���Ah, dear, but of "course youi  had the old one so long I���Punch.   ���  ,       -    -'"  "The great trouble with you," said*  Mrs. Jaggsby to her husband the next  morning, "is your inability to say 'no.*  Learn to say it at the proper time and  you will have fewer headaches."  '"I can see where you are right, my,-  Hear," replied he of the throbbing tem--  pies. <    ,  " By the way," continued Mrs. J.,  "I want to do a little shopping to-day.  Can you let me have $io?"  "No,"  answered  the    wily Jaggsby, . '  without a moment's hesitation.���Chica-"  go News.  ��   . ���  Wiggle��� I see the discovery of birds  that cannot fly'has been made in Ecua- ,  'dor. *   , .   ; '  1    Waggle���Why,'iwe've got 'em' right  here in Yonkets.    , "  "You don't tell me? What do you  call them?"  '"Jail birds.'"���honkers  Herald.   ���   A Scot, who had been,a iong time ia  the colonies, paid a visit to his "native  glen," and meeting an old 'schoolfellow,  the two sat down to chat*about old  times and'acquaintances. In the course  of the conversation the stranger happened to ask, about a certain Gordie  McKay.  "Hers dead long" ago," said his friend,  'and I'll never cease rcgrcttin' him au  long as I live." _  "Dear me! Had you such respect for  him as that?" ,  "Na, na! It wasna ony respec' I had  for himself; but I married his widow."  - T --��is Mercury.  English Pertinacity.  Oar TTnlioaHliy OonfirraM.  The pay-roll In tho House of Rcpro-  nentatives very closely resembles the  pulletin board in a hospital.���Washington Post.n '     i       '   "  The eoene wois a compartment on. tlhe  Paris .express coming from Nice, end the  time one arftprnoa l lcsUweek. Sitting  by the window, vid opposite each otner,  were an Englishman mid a Frenchman.  Soon the Englishman arose and let down,  the window. A moment latt? the Frenchman rose, tmd witih a "Pardon, Monsieur," he said, with a bow, and let the "  glass fall a second time. He hod no,  sooner taken his seat than the French-'  man again stood up. "Pardon, Monsieur,"  he repeated, and again closed the window. The Englishman stood up, and took,  down a heavy travelling bag from the  rack overhead. Then he drew his purse  from his pocket. Raising his bag, ho  hurled it against the upper part of the  door, knocking tho window out. The  Frenchman expostulated, but the Englishman shook his purse. "Pardon, Monsieur," ho said j "je paye a la prochalne  gare" ("I pay at the next station"),,  and calmly took his seat,      _ , ��� Mr. Galloway's Mothers.  By Ethelwyn Wetherald.  lN  OW, pa, don't you forget." t  "Now, pa, be sure you remember."  "Some more of the some  sort of chenille, and a spool  of white thread,' No. 60.  Oh, yes; and'call at Vanderlin's for my  Wee." ,' .    , ��.  , "Not a greasy kind of cake, pa^-noth-  <lng with butter in it.. Something fluffy  *nd delicate, with chocolate icing."  "Keep your mind on roses, pa. Just  .gay 'roses, roses, roses,' every sp.*re moment' of the day. And don't let Filmoro  ipiok them out, pa; pick them out yourself."   -  "Why, Pet, there's roses in the front  >!yard this minute."     <      :   '  "Yes,  but  pa,  what 'kind   of  loses?  Miserable little, shoit-stc-mmcd, reluctant  llthings, acting as if they just beted to  , 'open.   I want long, staying, top'heavy  beauties, nearly as tall as'I am"  "Don't waste jour money on Pet, pa,  even if she i3 going to a party. It just  encourages her in eUravngance I'm going to make the hnehest ice cieiun \uu  ever basted, and you'll get me sonn cako  [to match, won't you, pa, deal ?"  "Why can't you bukc a cake, Winnie?  "Me, pa? On this'bli->toi nig hot day?  With my lily complcvion? Wou'd you  wish  your Winilied  thus  to   immolate  horsolf?" '^ '      ,  "It won't do ,to foiget Ihe cake, pa,  said Eleanor. "Win's young man u coming/this evening, and if Win picscntcd  him with a picco of cako of hci own  ibaking, Win wouldn't have any young  5 man anv more."       '  TPot aiid Eleanor were highly dchghtcd  ,iwith this jest.   Tho weaiy-eyed pa did  not smile.   Neither,did Winifred, whose  , ga/e was nvelod on the breakfast bis-  ~ <rait. -  "If I made biscuit so doughy that people were compelled to eat just the upper  ���nd .lower a lists and leave  the soggy  ��center "    < v /-   *  "Oh, and pa," broke in Pet, "I nearly  forgot. I want some rose-pink ribbon,  ljust the exact shade of the heart of the  roses���three yards and a half���that will  1)8 easy to remember, won't it, pa"  "Whatever else you forget, don't let it  be my, shoes, pa," said Eleanoi > "And  I'm really suffeiing foi that chenille"  "Now, I'll tell jou what it is, girls,"^  oaid Mr. Galloway, pushing nway his  ,plate, on which reposed a solid lump of  dough, in marked contiast to the buined  sliver of bacon beside it, "I'm not going  *o get you a single thing you want-^not  -* single thing" -* %  -   "Ah, now, pa1"  "Now, pa, dear!" ' '        ���  "You don't mean a woid of that���you  know you don't." _ -    '  '       ,  Eleanor embiace'd his "Tight shoulder,  Winifred his left. The rebellious neck  lost a little ot its rigidity as Pe-t'b arms  went round it, but the voice was de-  iiant.  "I'm sick of this kind of breakfast-  =table talk. H'0 the same old thing���oi  .orather a lot of new things���every morning in the year Why can't you go down  town yoursehes ami get what you wanl,  -And not bothci  mal"  "Oh, pa, in this fearful heatT"  "Yes, theie's always fearful heat, a  ���frightful cold, oi dming rain, or������"  "Poor old pa, ho doeaii't leel good; he  ���didn't sleep well last nurht. Too bad'"  They pressed their cheeks against his  jrnd kissed him affectionately.  "Well, girls, I must be oil. And, mind  .what I say: I'm going to forget eveiy-  ,-fchmg."  The girls laughed at that.   They had  (heard it so many times before.   As Mi  ���Calloway walked down the stieet three  open  upstair windows suddenly framed  three piebty heads.  "You remember what I said, pa?"  "Not a gicasy kind, pa; nothing with  butter in it."  "Three yards and a half of the very  pinkest pink, and t.ill  tall roses, pa."  "The shoei are at Difhn's, pa. Oh, and  pal   Don't foi get the "  (But the round-sliouldeicd little man,  yfho had been walking with lemaikable  briskness, considering the warmth of the  doming, suddenly turned down a side  tatreet end disappeared. Business worries  &ad kept him awake moat of the night,  'and there was no refreshment in the sultry ftlr of the July morning. The feeling  ���af'being imposed upon was unusually  bitter within him. His head ached, and  ihe was tired out by the time he reached  Ohe street cor."  The hot day was a long and wearisome  one down town, but the thought of his  girls in their cool and comfortable home  ^Drought no ease to Mr. Galloway's heart.  "Selfish young impsi" he muttered.  "Don't care for anything but their own  pleasure. And it's all my fault. I've  .never taught them to wait on themselves.   But it isn't too late yet."  As he approached home that evening  thrco white-clad nguies ran to the gate  to meet him. "Poor, tired, dusty, overheated pa," they murmured. "You didn't  forgot my -things, did you, pa, dniling?"  They looked at hi in in disnias us u  strange, unnatural rigidity m his face  and iigure made it->ell apparent  "I didn't foiget un\ thing," lie said,  "and I didn't get atij tlung"  "Didn't get anything!"   Such a thing  had never happened before    They looked  ^t   each  other   iu   consternation      Mi  Galloway steadied himself with a hand  on the gate-post <  "I said I wouldn't get anything. You  heard me say it plain as day. And I  kept my woid. (You don't ask me for  many things at a time���you know I'd  forgot them if you did���but you think  up five or six things eveiy day, and ding,  <ling, ding 'em into wy ears until I'd jp&k  as soon go to a luontic asylum as to Aur  breakfast-table." ,  The girls' eyes widened, but their lips  were speechless. Codd '*nis be some  frightful form of heat prostration T  "I m&^ as well say right now that I'm  . not going to be a. beast'of burden "any  more. You're strong enough; to walk as  fir as the street eais, and you can'buy  your<own folderols in future., And in  between times you might learn to cook.  That breakfast this morning wasn't fit  for a pig"       , <   "      , *  Hit heart was not quite unpacked: of  all its , grievances, but befoie he could  think of anything moie the girls had  melted away from him. He heard Elea-  nor say, "Never mind, Pet, some more  loses opened 1o-da7, and we'll make tho  ';be3t of them;" and Winified 'added,  '"���fou can hate my pink nbbon just as  well as not" T> c girls went upstairs together. * *���  Their father came up the front walk  alone. It was the first time he had done  fco^smce Eleanor was old enough to toddle. He found' his bath ready for him  upstairs, and fresh linen laid out. Wini-  fi ed always attended to that He came  down with some leluctance when the  dinner-tell rang. 'It is hard to have  to eat with people one doesn't oore to  talk to.  It seemed to Winifred's young man  that the Galloway gnls weie oven livelier than usual that evening,-and their  fjtlier more silent thnn he had ever  known him. The dinner was good ' Dinner in the Galloway home whs invaiiably  good Bieakfnst, being dependent on  Eleanor's capacity foi oveiblccping her-  bclf, was variable. Iheie wiis no cake  with the ice cream, but nobody seemed  to notico its absence." Winihed's young  man, conscious that, he was vciy hiippy,  would have been much suipiised to loam  that everyone else ut'the table was vciy  miserable. ����� '  AVhcn the meal was finished,Mr. Galloway! went into the * sitting-room aiul_  lay down on the" couch between the north"  and west windows, where a breath of  coolness was already stealing in. Hciio  ticed that there' was no odor of hclio-  tropo in the air. He had told Eleanor  tho day ��pic\ioin that the pcifume of  some of her potted plants sickened him  and she had been taicful to remove  them h The cushions 'beneath * his head  Were covered with silk and sitm, \elvet  and lace, but now they were all clothed  in cool, white linen. Pet never foi got  to encase each one in a fieshupillowslip  just before his return each'"night He  had pi o tested once aganst her taking  the trouble, and she had sa d it was n  funny thing if her pa couldn't have  things as he wanted them'in his own  house.  The breath of coolness increased perceptibly and tiaveled steadily between  the.two windows How good it was on  'his head. How strange that his heail  was hot and sore.* He heaid the voices  of Winified and the" young man among  the flowers outside Pet was upstaiis  getting ready for the,party, Eleanoi,  stepping lightly between sideboaid am"  china-closet,"putting away 'the diahes '  Eleanor had the gift of oideiliness. Pies  ently she.,went upstairs at tlhe'uigert  call of hei youngest sister. Alter anotn  er interval a* carriage called foi Pet, and  a vision of entrancing sweetness tanu  down the "stairs and paused between the"  lighted hall and darkened sitting room  For a moment it seemed that she wouk1  rush to him and ram kisses all ovei hit  gray head, as her custom was when about  to absent herself "for an hour or two  But the moment passed. "I guess pa's  asleep," he heard her say in a stilled  tone to Eleanor; and then there weie  more voices and laughter, and the carnage rolka away.  Mr. Galloway lay very still. He  thought of his favorite sister, who died  when he was a boy, and of'whom Wmi  fied's tender smile reminded him Hi  thought of his dead mother, who had  had the brooding'look he had often  caught in Eleanor's eyes. He thought of  his dead wife, of whom. Pet was the  bieatlnng image. The teais began to  fall, and he sat up with a movement oi  impatience. "What an old fool I am! '  he lemarked as he went up to bed.  All over the house the windows anil  doois were open, for the sake of coolness  Mi. Galloway could heai  the voices of  Ins two girls, coming slowly up the stan  ease.   t  "I asked George to-go away early,"  Winified was saying, "on account of pa  I feel so anxious about pa"  "So do I," said Eleanor. "I ncvci saw  mm hke this'befoie. Poor Win, you  couldn't have had a happy evening"  "Why, of couise, the George side of  my heart,was happy, but the pa side was  just dreadful."  "I must speak to him," said Eleanoi  "I  can't  stand   this ^ suspense "     Tnev  paused outside their fathers door, and  Lleanor called softly:  "Pa, dear, Is there anything I can do  tor you!"  "No, thank you, Eleanor"  "Are you in much pain?"  "Oh, no, I'm all light."  When he woke in the night he found  i rubber bag of chopped ice on the pil  'ow'beside him, and in the morning, when  ie lifted his pitcher, a chunk of in  ^plashed pleasantly out into the wmh-  jowI. "I believe thoae girls would turn  1 his place into an ice house, if they  thought it would make me moie coin  oi table," he thought, with a sclf-ic-  ,jiouchful smile.  At the bieakfast-tablc the beefsteak  mis perfectly cooked, and tho cream  w ist delicious, but the conversation was  u list lamed, and long pauses weie he  [Lent.  "Well, I must be off," said Mr. Galloway at last. "Good by." He put on his  hat and started down the steps. Then  he turned back. "Was there anything���  mything���wasn't there something you  wanted me to get down town/" he failed.  ' The girls gazed at him in grief and  wonder. "Why, pa," said Pet, "were  you going away without kissing us good-  by?"  "I���I didnt know as you'd care to  have me kiss ycm> I feel so kind of  ashamed of myself.*  "Oh, pa, you old angel!"   They were  all about him now, one on his right, one  on his left, the little one in front, reach-  'imj up to his neck.  "We're the ones that  use ashamed of oursehes," said Eleanoi  energetically.    ' <  >  I   "I know I am," whispered Win.  1  "So am I,", sobbed Pet.  -  "You're good gjils>" said Mr. Gallo-  way,-with a quivering lip. v  "   "We're a   lot  of' selfish  young  seoi-  pions," announced Pet ",  "Imposing on you in tae most outingc  ous style," went on Winnie  i  "While you've been toiling and moiling  yom life away for us," concluded Eleanor.  "I was sorsy the moment after I'd  scolded you," said pa   <  "And we were sorry and ashamed to  think how richly we  dcseived it," declared Pet.        i i  4   "Everythuig you  said was tiue," asserted Winifred  '"And we'll ���> do our own ci rands after  tins," said Eleanor  "I oughtn't to^ have complained." said  Mr. Galloway "I made up my mind  when your mothei died tha! I would be  mother as well "as fathei to you"  - "Youi oughtn't to oe anything of tho  sort!" declined Elranoi  "No, indeed,"' protested Winifred "Wo  ought to be motheis lo you"  "That's a splendid idea." said Pcf, withdrawing ifiom hei psispiiing pucnt m  order to clap hei h mils "We'll ail bo  noothqiB to you, pa-'*  All the glib applauded.   As he bioke  milingly away  fiom   the gioup    their  ?oiccs followed him to the stieet.  "Don't you foiget that, pa"  "Bo sine you lemember that, pa." 4  "You'll  bear  it  in  mind,  won't yoi>,  oa., dear?    Just say  'motheis,'motheis,  nothois,' _cvciy   spare   moment  of   the  toy-"      -"*,  . y,  The Minister's Dividends/. -  j    -    - ' < .  It was a queer couple, says a preacher  in a Massachusetts town, 'that drove up  to the parsonage door. She was tall,and  angular,' atypical "old maid;" he was  short, fat and jolly, with a sort'of David  Harum look about his eyes, ne^had a  snug farm, well kept and paid foi ;% and  ��he was known as a neat; industrious woman, who had"brought up a family of  children left orphans by the death' oi hei  sister. r    , ,*x  Sard Cooper assisted the woman fiom  the wagon as handily as he could with  his stiff arm and stiffei knee She .waited while he hitched his hoise, and together they entcied'the paisonage" '  "Eeckon you can guess what wo'ic heio  for, paison," he, said.' "My siotei*Jane,  who has kept h'ouse foi me nigh on to  thirty years, died last wintei, and it's  been lonesome for,me and the cows and  pigs since. Miss Jones, heio, has hovered  them chickens of hei sistei'suntil they'll  got "from undei her wings and s;one to  town. Now 'tain't fai cioaslots from  my farm toilers," and we "conJuded that  she can run my house, and 1 can mil hci  larm, and it would be 'bettei foi "both  farm and"house So we thought we'd  just drive o\er/and get you to hitch u->  up for a span ."_Pm going "to be good to  her and piovide"eveiytlnng necSaiy, anil  she's going to lie good to me and take  eare.o' me So whenever you'ic icady,  go ahead, only make it short"      ?  The ceiemony passed without spccii!  incident. After Sard had adnunisteicd J  sounding smack on Nancy's cheek, he  turned to me and" said, "Wal, paison  what do I owe ye?"  "Well," I said, "you can give me what  e^er you choose," and I added, with n  smile, "Gi\e me what you think "she i*  worth to you."   s  In an instant his Yankee love for a  trade came to the fiont, and fishing'an  old fashioned copper cent out of his  pocket, he siid,"Paiscn,I reckon I won't  be stuck very bad if I give you that lo  begin with. If I find she's woith moie  why, you'll hear fiom me again"  He had the better of me; there wn��  nothing more to be said. I made the  entry of the wedding in my private ic  cord, andiWiote against it, "Fee, ont  cent."  A year from that day Coopei drovp  into the yard with a coid of fine hickoiy  wood.  "You rememberi<what I told ye whci.  I gave ye that cent? The woman's doing  Well, so I thought I'd give ye dividend "  The following anniversary he dio\e into the barn with a ton of hay, and said  "'Nother dividend, paison... The wife is  all right."  Every anni\eisaiy of the wedding dur  'mg my pastorate anothci dividend found  its way to the parsonage. So in the end  my one cent became my biggest fee.  A Strange Stage Incident  i    Stuart Eobson tells a"strange story ot  Laura Keene, with whom ho played in  the 'sixties. "The sight of a bottle-of  red ink was enough to upset her for a  week," ho says. "On one occasion wc  'were playing a farce called 'The Ladv  and the Devil.' An important scene of;  it was when sho was sitting at a table  preparatory to writing a letter. I, as  hor servant, stood at the back of a chair  'TaJce your right hand off that chair,';  she whispered. The stage dialogue pro  eeeded. 'You are sure you can find Don  iRafael at his lodgings?' 'Yes, madam,  his servant tells me his wounds will confine him to his bed for & week.' 'Is this  the only paper that we have? Where is  the Ink?' "Here, madam,' ard I bent for-  'ward to place the ink within her reach,  when, In my confusion at her reproof,  the vessel was upset and its contents  trickled on to the lap of her satin dress  The ink was blood red. I shall never  forget the ghastly look that overspread  her face, and I was so frightened that I  never knew how the scene ended.  The next morning at rehearsal she told  ma I was doomed to ill-luck for the remainder of my days. She called the  company together and gave them a detailed description of the 'awful scene' the  night before occasioned by the young  man who would nev<��r make an actor.  She told of a terrible dream she hnd had,  in which some greu+ person had been  foully murdered before her eyes; how sha  had. attempted rescue without avail; how  he hJu^faflbn dfead at her feet- and how,  his ,blood' dowry oozed into her lap    It  ���was two-years after this that Miss Krone  was playing at Ford's Theater, Washing  ton, onr'the occasion when Abraha m Lin  coin was shot.   Miss- Keene was the onlyi  pel son who seemed to realize the situa  tion.   She ran to the box, nnd in a mo  ment tho head of the dving man was in  hei lap, while the scene of hei dream was  being pitifully enacted."    "-These."  In itis- recent book,-"Bar, Stage audi  Tlatfocni," Mr. Hciman C Merivalej  -whose father was permanent Underi See-  ^vlaryJfoi the Colonies, and one of whose  uncles,-was a nvit of Niebuhr in scholarship, tells of an- amiwuig experience of  another uncle *f whom the woild' ha��  heaid little -  'Plus Mi Merivalc w.is a thoroughgoing, cockney London was ��s the bioath  of bis nosriilsynotwithstanding he pui-  cha&ed a coui'try place, intending pcr-  -onilly to supervise the crops. To this  <nii lie linked advice of a bucolie friend,  ji man of many acic-,x\\lio complied, and  He^au wiLiv the kitolicu-gaiden.  "Now look at these," said/he. "You  'jl,i\ e a line ciop of these First you must  do so and so in .July, then such and such'  Uiingo in September, and now, yfar tliere  ���ttill be something to lemciaber"   ,1        '  "Quite so," asspnted "VI r.. Merivole, politely. "But I must begin at the beginning. In' the fust pine, what nio  'these?'" >- t ,  "Do   you    mean   to   say    you  don't  know?" gasped the country gentleman  t  "Haven't the faintest idea," said Mr.  Jlcrivale, cheerfully..  '"These are���potatoes'" his friend replied, divided between , amusement and  amazement.   *" (    /  When we remember what wo tihink'of  others, we are not> anxious to know  what others think ot us.  Stories of Bishop Williams of Connecti  out continue to ciop out One just told  relates to his first seimon in the parish  to which he was called just afterjhe wa��  oidained. He was rather neivous when  lie began to preach, but as he progressed  he noticed an old man in the front pew  who seemed intensely interested in the  ���'sermon Whenever the pieacher made a  point the old gentleman nodded vigorous  ly in approval. This was veiy encourog  irnr to the not overconfident parson, and  liter the services he enquired who th��  inan was "The old man "in the front  'i>ew?" queried a vestiyinan. "Oh, he u  "one" of the harmless inmates of tho m  ->ane asylum aiound the coiner."  ,A lawyer who has chaise of the collec  tion of a'large nuiribei _of rents was  recently * visited by an, old Iii��h-  woman, who, aftei much ^persuasion,  had been induced to come down  town and pay her 'rent. The law  yer's office was on one of the uppei  ^floors of a-/iargc, office building.- Aftei  the rent had been paid and the receipt  given, the old woman was shown out  into the hallway by the office boy.  TneLatist Humor.  7^  "Owe colleges tony out some pretty,   ��  good men nowadays," remarks the el-..'i__  derly gentlemam , y ,  "Yes'," repliedl   his    son,   'gloomily, ,  "our college tucacd ^out the man who"     ���  was sure to have won the    hundred-  yard dash for trs nc\t year���just'be-  causejic didn't pass any of his examinations."���Syrae-ase P.erald. r ' ;y  <   "Does.it cost much to,live in the  eity.-1" asked fclie rural jouth.i  "About 'tha same as it costs to live  in the countsy,"    replied    the    village-  sage, "but it costs like fury to keep,up  appearances.*'���Chicago  News.     ,  im-  "Docs Josh seem to be   much  proved  by his  schooling?" ,  "Well,",answered Farmer , Corntos-  sel, "I dunno as Josh is gcttui' so much'  the best of it     Judgin'' from his talk'1*  about football an' boat rowing I don't C  know what the college would do with- -^  out Josh."���Washington Star.      .        ���"  Mother���Willie, you must stop asking your papa questions. Don't you  see they annoy him "  Willie���No, Hia'am; it ain't my ques-^ J  tions that annoy him. \  Mother���Willie ' \t  Willie���No, ma'am, it's the answers  he can't give that-make him mad.���  Philadelphia Press. ,'    '  < _  .  ' ,y    "  i   Some of his    shopmates* tell ���of a  chunky young man employed in one'ofyyf  the Kensington factories, who7 on be-^   fv  ing discharged by the Superintendent, *iO  deliberately walked up Jo the fire alarm   ,  button on the wall, arid pressed itvig- y��'  orously. - " " iJS'  "What in thunder did you do"-, ihat >"*"-  for?"  asked  the   Superintendent.      /*���-'���  "Isn't that one of >our rules?" ^quer-.  ied the discharged man, as he_ edged  toward the door, at the same time indicating the placard over the button:  "In case of fire press the button."���i  Philadelphia Ledger. _   <���  < ~. .  A beautiful lassie named Florence, A v.  Once wept'till her tears flowed in tori  rents; ,       . -    r y  When asked why she'eried, .  [^  She sighed and replied,  "The Sheriff's been here' with^ some  i warrants."  1 ���Columbia Jester.  l.  Anecdotal.  Nat Goodwin receives many letters in  the couise of a diamatic season. While  playing" in Brooklyn recently he and hi��  dog inspired the following, which is pro-,  bably the most original in his collection: i  'Dear Mr. Goodvwn���Me and my Bro/  Teddy want to tiade a jackkmfe   .   ., .'  .���������  w  ,,   ��� .     '^aB ffc six-blader and our new sister for yourj,  lawyer found her in the hallway a few   bulldog, which we saw at the matinee in, , y  minutes later, when he had occasion tc ^Aet II, the other day.   We've used the ���  go out.   She was'wandering about open , jackkmfe six* times and the baby four j, '  ing, doors  and  othei wise acting    in> a ( weeks." ,y   ���*  afciange manner. "What arc youdoolang , Horace Qreeiey -^as ono of the most- *!  for?" asked the lawyci. bhure, Id profane men that ever lived, and when' ,  lookin' for the little closet I c.ime up in. he reallzed that he wcs dying he i3 quot-  v "Doctor," said a  fashionably  dressed   ed as having said aloud   "Well, the devil)   u *  woman to her new physician, SI want   g0fc yoU at }aa^ you d���d old  ." A' ���",  you to give mc a pie=cnption which will   week after the faneral his daughter, Miss - ]  cure me of a most nutating tiouble."   Sabriclle  Greeley,   wrote  to   Whitelawj'i \  Reid, the young editoi of the New York } ��  "Tribune," to know what were the lost ^ ,  words of her father.   Reid, so the story!  joes, wrote:   "Your  dear  father's lastj  words were: 'I know that myj Redeemer'      1  hveth.'" ( - -i   -  A  school   teacher  in  Kentucky   had'  some tiouble in teaching a little fellow   *  *-<lA  ��  L  ti  The doctor bowed, and waited foi her to  go on. "About ele\ en o'clock every evening," said the patient, "I am o^elCome by  a feeling of sleepiness, no mattei where  l am���at the opei i, at a di'i"ei party,  wherever I maj be, Uu-, die dful sensation comes over me I lm c suflercd from  it now for five weeks and no lemedy has  ioemed to do any gocd "     "Oh, I can give    .   - ~    ,,   t      ��������� -.   ,i.   to say "double 1," "double e," "double s,'*  ^ou a prescupt'on  tint \\iH juevontjt, cfc ceteia    j3llfc after a wh]lle hig efforts  "  '"'  ""-"''"     "���"'     were fruitful, mid he was gratified by  an extraoi dinary appearance of interest-  on the pupil's part. In fact, the boy bc^  came a double lettei hunter, and ceased-  altogethci to requne attention at that  point. About that time they reached a  lesson concerning the eaily riser, beginning "Up!  Up!  and seeHhc sun!"    He  ftom ovei coining 3011 e\ei <��� a^am," said  the doctor His new patient was radiant, but when she looked at the slip of  paper the doctor ga\e hci hci fice cloud  ed He had wnttcn "Med fiom ten at  night till seven the next morning Bo-  peat dose once in twenty four hours,  whenevci symptoms leuir."  Judge Gieenc  of  San   Piancisco woe    read it "Double up! and.see the 'sun l"-^  once hying a case 111 which one of the       0ne d     three talfois*, an Englishman,  attorneys  was  a  blight,  although  not        _.-���'-'        -       -    .  fiell educated, Iiishmaii. The couifc ruled  pgainst the lawyei on several points in  l  v.  a Scotchman and an Irishman, were brag-  , ging about what each one could do in  tho way of making clothes. Tho Englishman said: "If I saw a man walking  down the street I could make a suit of  clothes for him." The Scotchman thought  1 he would go the Englishman one better,  so he said: "If I only caught a glimpse  of a man going around a corner I could  make a suit of clothes for him." Tbe  Irishman said: "Shure, if Oi could only  see th' corner th' mon wint 'round I  could make a suit of clothes fur him."'  A very small girl was observed by aj  friend  of  the family eating  a  certain  cereal preparation.   She'seemed to eat,  as tho English are said to  take their  1 pleasures, sadly.   "Don't you like that,  my  dear?" enquired the friend.    "Not  1 pertick'ly," replied the little maid. "Why  I do you eat it, then?" persisted the en-  Lquirer.     The daughter   of   Tthe   house  paused with spoon on edge of bowl. "It's  got to be eaten," she answered gravely.  "The grocery man gives mamma a rag  doll for every  two packages she buys,  ' and it's got to foe eaten every morning."  And ehe continued to oat cereaL  Some young girls at a summer resort  ���vrore giving a vaudeville performance fo*  a local charity. -   A   young   man   who  1 thought himself facetious tossed  upon    the stage after one of the "turns" a bou��  ~~" I quet whose chief ingredient was a. head  ^^u^^n   SPAVIN LINIMENT      ' of cabbage.   The girl who received this  Removes all hard, soft   or calloused    offering of 'Pff'^f j *'��.T  ilnt    ������,i   M.m,Rh^    from   horses. ' that accompanied it, and advanced to  the footlights.   "It gives me great plea*  % manner which the lawyei legaided as  arbitrary, and finally, just as another  decision was to be" made, he rose and  ewd: "I hope your honor will not decide  Against me on this point until he has  read the following section fl om 'Browncy  On. Frauds.'" "What did you sny was  fche name of the authority?" enquiied  the judge. "Browney, your honor���  B-f-o-w-n-e, Browney." "My name," said  the judge, with a smile, "is spelled  G-X-e-c-n-e. How would you pronounce  that���Greene, 01 Greeney'" "I shall reserve my judgment on that, your honor,"  replied tho attorney, "until the court ha��  rendered a decision on "the point now  beiore it."  A Division.  "Boo-hoo!    We got them skates together, an' "   "And he won't share  shew?"   "Yes; but I gits 'em durin' July  m' August."-���"Pick Me-Up."  lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant S'-  Powder is a boon to wry home. It a> 1  fectg and cleans at the same time.  IW^Wlll "        ���  ENGLISH  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, sore  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  $50 by the use of one bottle Warranted the most wonderful Blemish  cure ever known.  sure," she said, "to know that Mr. Ed-  wwrd Morgan hae enjoyed my performance. I hoped that the audience might  like it, but I never expected for a moment that Mr. Morgan would ao far loot  his head as to throw it upon the stage I


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