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 'M  &  i '       l  A.  VOL. 9.  ATLIN,   B. C.,'  SATURDAY.    OCTOBER 31,    1903.  NO. ?24,  FORESHORE   RIGHTS  Citizens Want Government to  Hold Reserve on Lake Front.  Is There a Street Along the Watei*  Front?���A Petition Being Circulated   Protesting   Against  ' , 1     ���    <    l ' i- ' 1  , Granting Land on Foreshore.  -,Thc Public meeting.called to discuss the indiscriminate staking of  tlie foreshore and-Goveinment .Reserve, was well attended ,and the  gathering was one of the most representative evei assembled in Atlin  Mr. Foley was'voted to the chair  and he- called upon the convener  .Mi. J. Kirkland to address".the  meeting.      . , \' ' ���'   >  Mr. Kirkland thereupon explained  that it was neccessary' to protect  the water front from eud to end and  that in his opinion, the reseiye  should not be leased or -sold until  needed by the Government'.��� And  he moved the following resolution.  '. That a petition be circulated and'  forwarded to the proper authorities,-,  .to the etfect that ttie foreshore from  one eud of the town to the other be"  held by the -,Goverument^for'' the  pudlic benefit and a committee of  three be appointed by this' meeting  to attend to the petition and in case  they don't succeed, that the}' so ic-  port to a public meeting to be called for that purpose.  Mr. Dubois Mason moved in am-  endtuent,that-after tbe-word foreshore there be inserted; "With the  exception of such portion,if any, as  applied for by the Atlin Club."  This addition called forth a lively discussion; the speakers being ���  Messrs. C. Queen, J. H. Brownlee,  J. Leatherdale, A. C. Hirschfeld  and W.J. Robinson. Some personalities were indulged in aud finally  the chairman stopped the argument  - by putting the amendment to the  meeting, which was, carried by a  vote of 23 to 14.  It was explained ��� that the club  would be an ornament to the water  front and that it was practically a  benefit to the citizens,thirty of the  most prominent of whom had subscribed  their  names   as    'charter'  members.  It was pointed out by Mr. Hirschfeld that no objections were being  made to the club itself.the object of  the meeting being to protect public  interest and safeguard the Lake  front, and that the granting of a  part of the reserve might act as the  introduction ofthe thin end of the  wedge, thereby jeopardizing the free  access from end to end of the foreshore.  The question arose as to whether  or no there was a street along the  water front,which question was not  satisfactorily explained, there certainly should be one, and "it should  be jealously piotectecltrby, our citizens as ii protection against fire  aud as a public highway.  w  Editoi Atlin Claim,  Dining the past fcwvweeks,  as tlie mining', season lias been  closing, and the mint-is drifting inv-  to Atliii and Discoveiy, there has'  been -much discussion relative, to  the construction of the*darn* at,'the  foot of Surprise Lake,; this woikyis  now'under way. t The'company  constructing the, dam is the Pine  Creek Flume Co., and, it's rights  were obtained by the act ofthe K10-  vincial Parliament in 1S99.; the engineering work is in charge of one  ofthe Provincial'Laud Surveyors  resident in''Atlin.' '��� AsJTai ' as is  known iu the camp, no .plans giv-  ing details of construction, and_safe-  guarding the millions of dollars propel ty_ below, 'have been approved  by aii3'~engineer representing the  government. The question naturally" arise**',1' whether" the properly  and lives below will-be put"in 'jeopardy by'this structure. 'Man)'- and  various views are held, ard the discussion is becoming warm. It is  difficult for^a layman* to "form" an  opinioiiyuppii an engineering, problem of-this character, so we must"  confine ouiselves to the cold facts of  the,situation, what are these. A  lake 20 miles long by 1 }4 miles in  width, is to Ix- .raised 2^ feet, and  held in check by the proposed dam;  The surface area of the storage reservoir thus cieated, will be approximately j00,000 ft. long by 7,920 ft.  wide, or 792 millions squaie it.  with a depth of 2 ft.; the volume of  water to be'held under control will  be 1 billion 584 million cubic ft.",  what then would happen should the  dam give way? Over ij4 billion  cubic ft. of water would be let loose  upon the valley below, with iis hundreds of, people, valuable mining  property, and Discovery and "Atliu  directly in the course of the advancing flood. Some idea ot what might  happen may be obtained by the following comparison: ���Niagra Falls  has a flow of 200,000 cubic ft. per.  second, or 12 million cubic ft. pei.  minute; it would take therefore a  flow equivalent to the enormous volume of Niagra Falls, two hours aud  twelve minutes to relieve the pressure of the proposed reservoir, with  disaster such as tlie Johnstown flood  in Pennsylvania, aud nif.ny others  that might easily be named should  not something be done to safeguard  the interests ofthe district at this  juncture.  A. C. Denniston,  The Dredge.  Regret is expressed ou  all  sicks  that thc B. A. D. Co.   were  unable  to operate the big diedge thisseason.  Fiom information received, we hear  that the fault lies with the electric  power plant, the diedge itself hav-  in�� been completed some time back  Another and moie likely reason, is  that' owing to the uncertainty of  the weathei, and the lateness ofthe  possible stail, it was deemed advis-  able not to commence operations, as  a sudden stoppage would have  made the anchorage of dredge "unsafe. ' The dredge now lies perfectly  level" 011 the' bottom o,f the dam  which'-lias been emptied, 'An early  start  is   anticipated    next " spring'  when sensational cleanups aie ex-  ,      1 1   ,  pected.       ,    1    1 * j  More Quartz Claims Bonded.  , Messrs..Maluin and Wynn John  son have taken a bond ou five claims  1 * 1 -  adjoining the Sidney Fiaction, Cold  No. 2 and Gold, mineral claims.  Results of the prospecting t,work  done this summer, are not' yet to  hand; but��theibonding'of'.Jthe "new  claims, 'seems to indicate that these  gentlemen,are satisfied with- their  investment.     Seveial   tons "of ore  * i,      ��- 1  were shipped to  different smelters^  r ,*"   t  ' ."*��� "* ���  and tests will be made this  month,  t   ,-,'*-      > -*��� - >  iu ordei to  ascertain the values of  concentrates.- F^ne ver}- rich specimens of ore'from the incline shatt  on the Sidney Fraction,'have been  sent to the St. Louis .Exposition. -  It is probable that extensive development work will be commenced  at an early'date on, the property  should the smelter returns prove  satisfactory.  J. A.  , K. C.  Elected    Leader    of   Liberal  Party in British Columbia.  Mr.v J. A. MacDonald K. C,  member tor Rossland, was elected  leader of the Liberal Party. Tbe  nominees*were: Messrs. Stuait Henderson, W. W. B. Mclnnes and' J.  A. MacDoiiald.  The first ballot gave the following  result :- Henderson 5. Mclnnes 5  MacDoiiald 5. A second ballot gave  the vote as follows :- Mclnnes 6.  MacDonald 5. Henderson 4.  In the final ballot Mr. MacDonald  defeated Mr. Mclnnes by a vote of  11 to 4.  Rossland,��� Four empty buildings were set on fire in different  parts of thc town within five hours.  It is apparent that fire fiends are  responsible.  The community is enraged and  the culprits will receive short shrift  ifcaught.  Fortunately the Fire Brigade and  Volunteers were able to cope with  the flames which were confined to  the buildings set on fne.  The loss u*. trifling.  TIMBER NOTICED,  " 1 ��� ft  Pine Creek Flume  Company, ���  ">��� ��� ' t        , .��  Limited.  ..';  NOTICE i�� hereby ciyeii thn't 80 ilnj > afterdate, ue intend to mako application'Jo tin  Chlrf Commissioner ofL Lands am' Worl-s  foi tho right to enter upon aifd expiopri.itc"  the following-described timberlandk.utimtB .  in the'Atliu Mining- District of Casb'mi* In the  Province of British Columbia for 'the right'  to cut "und carry away timber fsrjhe piir-^  poses and iiscs of the Pine,Creek I'ir.me  Company, Limited, under tlio nufchorSjy,c 1  Chapter 87 of Acts of the Legislature of Bi lt-  isli Columbia passed tho 27th day of Fobru-  arj. 1880, untitled an Act to Incorporate the  Pino Creek Hume Company, Limited. Commencing at a Po��t marked Initial Pott num.  bor one", and named tlie P 'CI*. C. Ltd. itan-  ding at a corner on Snake Creek called tho  North E, oorner, thence 80 chains In a southeast direction, thence 80 chains in a' scuth-  wesfUirection, thonce 80 chains in a noith.  west direction, thence 80 chains in a noitti-  east direction to point of commencement,  containing; 010 acres.        .   . ���.  ��� >  \ ' C. I.. Queen,  v 'R. TV. Qui en',   .  -  Directors of tho Pine Creek Flume  Company, Limited;"1  Atlin, B. C   October, 23rd 180"..     ���"- "    '  '    " "*>  t* -  \ ���- "< A  NOTICE is hereby given that SO'days nfter^  datej we intend to muko application" to tho *  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Workh lor i  the rig-ht* to enter upon,'nnd   expropiiiito  the following described timber lauds situuto  in tho il tlin Mining District ofCassiar'in tho  .Province of British Columbia for the'i i-ilit*  to'cut and entry uuaj timber for^tbe  pm-   i  poses and   uses'of tho, Pino   Creek TFlun.o   '  Companj, Limited uuder'the authority of  Chapter 87*of the Acts of the Legislature.^   ,  Biitibh Columbia passed the 27th day of icb-  luarj  1S9S, entitled an* Act to IiTcorporuto  thePnio  Creek  I'iume  Company  Limited.   '  Commencing- at a. Post marked Initial Post,  number ouo and named P. C. F. Co. Lt<l.,t  stundiug ou N. E. corner on Surprise Lake,  thence  SO chains in a South East direction,  thenco 80 chains  in a South West direction,  thonce 80 chains  in a North West direction,  thence 80 chains in a North East direction to  point of commencement.    * '     '  '       ��� C. L, Queen,  J. T. Carroll,  Directors ofthe Pine Creek Flume  Companj, Limited.  Atlin, B. C.October 22nd. 1803.   <  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after  date we intend to make application to the  Cluof Commissioner of Lands and Works for  tho right to enter upon and expropriate tho  following described timbor lands for tho  purposes and uses of the Pine Crook Flumo  Company, Limited. To cut and carry away  timber for uses of the Company under tho  nuthoiity of Chapter 87 of tho Acts ofthe  Legiblature of British Columbia passed tho  27th. day of February 1809; entitled au Act to  Incorporate the Pino Creek Flumo Company  Limited, Commencing ata Pobt marked Initial Post number one and named P. C. F.Co,  Ltd., standing at the N. E. cornor on Cuke  Creek, about one and ouo quartor miles from  Surpiiso Lake, thenco 80 chains in a South-  East dlicction, thonce 80 chains iu a South  West direction, thonce 80 oliuins in a North-  West direction' thence SO chains in 'a North-  East duoction to point of commencement.  C. L. Queen,  J. T. Carroll,  Directors of the Pi no Creek Flumo  Company, Limited.  Atlin, B. C. October 22nd. 1903.  TIMBER   NOTICE.  Tliirtj dnys uftor date I intend to apply to  tho Chief Commissioner of Luiidsand Work*  or his Agont, for a Special Lieonco to cut  and carry awaj timber from tho following  liustii ibuu nact of Lime], comiiieiici'ipr at u  post marked G. D, Sinclair'H S. li.corner pout  situated near tho mouth of Calto Creek, on  tho shore of Surprise Lake, thouco N 160  chains, theuce IV 40 chains, thenco S 100  cliaiiiB, thonce E. JO chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acrou moro or  Ichn.  G.D.Sinclair,  foi Noi thorn Lumber Co. Limited'  Atlm, 11. C. Oct. 27th. 1��08.  <    I,  ir-  I v* ��i  ..s. ��    ,. ~      . tu��i\  -  t - ���- ^4  .  ,   *;.,^y^ --y^jjfl  .;*���-  ,'���  - lti  ...:3i&ft& Jim Ketchum, Financier.
(HE gentlemen who liad  been
investigating   the   possibilities of Kclchum's Point as a
summer   resort  returned  to
the inn jubilant.    In fancy,
they already,heard the braying of a band in nightly competition with'
the surging of the Noi th Atl*itic.   They
listened to a sibilant silken promenade
[through pillared corridors, they dreamed
bf candle-light at play upon  table ap-
bointments of triple  plate.    They even.
foresaw Maine legislatures supine, Maine
i-prohibition repealed, and white damask
necked -with lights of amber and ruby
ifrom alender glasses—thc concealing cup
, [banished forever from Maine's service of
- (Bacchus.
Thc climate wns superb, the sharpened
'("speculative appetiles proclaimed; tho
hoenory—those gray promontories of tocIc,
those stretches of fir and furze toward
tho inland hills, that curved silvery
beach, a very new moon for beauty—
her© was scenery to fire even tlie speculative mind to poetry. The prospectors
leniffed the salt, sharp air; they looked
lacrosa the deep bay beyond Ketchum's
- 'Point toward a wide, low, clear-burning
sunset, and they slapped one another on
ithe back out of pure delight.
.  They -were in luck, they kept declaring.    The place was accessible, yet un-
1 . j.trodden.    No summer  cottages  marred
i,!the stretches of   sweet-fern    and bay.
'\i   ,'Ketchum'a sharp-jointed old inn was the
nearest approach to a hotel within a ra-
**   dins of ten miles.'   Yet two navigable
tide rivers, making their sluggish way in
from the sea, almost converged here, of-
, fering gentle water sports to all who desired them j  the deep incurving of the
beach beyond the Point made a sheltered
bay for sailing, and in-front the Atlantic laid an unbroken path for the winds
atraight  from  the   other  side  of    the
, Bentley, the flrc-proof pint, million-
'   Jrire, had fallen in love with the place.
ItBut Bentley had not yet been educated
jto the point of enjoying scenery out of
'  i.which  he  could  derive  no profits.    To
i syndicate nature in some way or another
i.waa with him to prove his appreciation
of it.   He would build a "cottage" which
, lehould  set  the  pace  in  cottages.    The
jhotel should stand on the hill between
■the converginc* creeks.    Other (cottages
'would follow Bentley's, but his company
• should hold.'all  the  adjoining  land  bo
.that "cheap hostelries and boarding-houses
lehould not come nigh.   Ketchum's Point
.—of course as Ken wick suggested, they
- ,must revive an old Indian name for it—
■would soon "make Mount Desert look
"jlike thirty  cents."      The    phrase was
IfFletcher's, who found the,current or even
jthe slightly outworn slang a great' help
to him in the expression of his ideas.
, .'   When   they  came   back  boisterously
ipleased with themselves and their plans,
•they found old Jim Ketchum sitting on
, [the roofless piazza of his hotel, smoking.
iThe salt seemed dried in his gray, uneven beard, in his sparse gray locks, in
the weather-beaten furrows of his thin
1   old face.   lie nodded indifferently to his
guests as they, with a bluster intended
'to denote an agreeable, democratic cordiality,  made  their    way    across   the
{patched floor. - ■
v "Guess you'll find supper about ready,
foe vouchsafed, and they with great enthusiasm told him   that  supper  would
find them about ready.    "A wonderful
Climate, this of yours, for appetites, Mr.
•Ketchum," they assured him, and Jim allowed that "most folks gen'rally found it
Ihearty." Then he sat, watching the evening star throb out at the edge of the pal-
ijrag sunset lire, and the blue night claim
'the sea.   Afterwards he made his rheu-
anatic way to the kitchen, where he sol-
''enrnly blew out one of the two lamps
Lby which the viands were being apportioned. . . ,
p- "You'd think the Oil Trust was givin
kerosene  away,"   he   protested   to   the
wasteful damsels of the commissariat.     §
Meantime, in the long, bleak, whitewashed dining-room, the prospective developers of Ketchum's Point sat at a
Song, bleak table thinly covered with
.coarse damask, and ate saleratus biscuit
and oozy clam chowder with great gusto.
"Things were better in Mrs. Ketchum's
day," volunteered the Rev. Mr. Mather,
who sat in a sort of sacerdotal loneliness on one side of the tnWc,_ as Renwick,
after a critical examination of thc
etewed apples, removed them with the
mono3yllruble "dried."
"Oh, has the old fellow lost his wife?"
asked Renwick.
"Lost is the word," replied the clergyman, smiling. "Aunt Lucindy, as she
was generally Milled, did not die, but after thirty-odd yours 'of being a. wagclcss
cook sho rebelled. Three summers ago
she delivered her ultimatum. If Jim
would not supply her with n cook—she
had done the cooking for the summer
boarders ever since Lhey took in the first
ono, the summer after their marriage—
ehe would leave. This house holds_ twenty, and cooking for twenty is no joke, I
•take it, to n woman of sixty. Hut Jim
was horrified at the notion, and she
packed up and departed. She's been liy-
'dng with a married daughter in East Mil-
burn, across the bay."
"Near enough to keep an eye on the
old man," grinned Fletcher.
"Seven miles of a sail," said the clergyman, "but they've never met, and it's
doubtful if they ever will. It's a morbidly obstinate race they breed down here.
And as for accidental meetings—Aunt
Xacindy can't be hired to set foot upon
tthe sea, as ehe puts it, and it's a roundabout land trip of nearly thirty miles."
"So Ketchum's pretty olose," .mused
Eenwick.   Mr. Mather laughed.
"The flbarpest, meanest man in Maine,
be said, sticking an identifying pin in hie
'Qimp napkin as they all moved from the
table. •  *
On the oidc piazza the group ot men
'<who were planning the future of Ketch-
lum'fl Point eat silent for a while. And
ifir»dually into their quiet there obtrud
ed a disagreeable surmise.
"Do you suppose," suggested Fletcher,
"that Old Man Ketchum will hold out
for a big price on that strip of'his across
the middle of the hill?"
"We'll offer him something he can't
afford to refuse," said Bentley. "There's
no' one easier to buy with a little ready
money than your miser who denies his
wife a hired girl, or who's too mean to
feed his live .stock decently."
• "That's so," the others agreed. "But
it was a fool'trick," grumbled Fletcher,
remembering the commanding position of
Jim's property, "for anyone to sell him
n slice of land across a hillside that way.
llicht across the middle it is."
"He'll come cheap enougn, aon't you
worry," said Bentley. Then they yawned
I a while. Aud when they passed around to
the front on their way to the square,
■whitewashed bedrooms, where, the salt
of the sea seemed forever struggling to
release itself fiom the musty odor of
damp matting, they found the old man
staring into the night beyond the bay;j
To Renwick, who waa held to be something of a diplomat, was delegated-tho
task of interviewing Jim the next morning. Renwick'anticipated no real difficulty. The ' strip which the" old man
owned was as little arable as the rest of
lhe hill. 'The cabin that had'once stood
upon it was roofless, and two sides were
fallen in upon its rough foundations. Of
course the meanest man in Maine would
rejoice to part from so profitless a holding, however instinct and experience In
barter had taught him the fructifying
uses of demand.   ,
Renwick, who was constantly deriving
satisfaction.from his perception of other
people's hidden motives, wa3 secretly
amused at the old man's attitude. It
was so perfect an example, it seemed 'to
him,'of the delay'meant to stimulate
and pique. Jim put off the interview
until he had come in'from a visit to his
lobster-pots. The late tide3 made the
delay a long one. Renwick occupied himself in walking up and down the rude
piazza and smiling with gentle cynicism.
•"Well,'Mr. Ketchum." hi-, remarked,
when Jim, slouch-shouldered. • dim-eyed
nnd shabby, had reappeared, "I suppose
'you know that Mr. Bentley, Mr. Fletcher
and I aro interested in a little lund venture down hcie."
• Jim was unmoved and unsurprised. Ho
'looked patiently upon hi« guest and admitted that lie had heard as much.
Then Renwick, with an air of much candor, declared th-( the stretch of hillside
to which Jim hold lhe title wns necessary to the sueipss of iKc project.
- "I'm not calc'I.itin''to sell," said Jim,
slowly. Renwick could with difficulty repress a smile. 'It was exactly what he
had expected. Tho old skinflint meant to
enhance thc value of'his stony holding*
by his shyness! , But Renwick was tactful. Of course. Mr. Ketchum had not
calculated to sell; it would naturally
have been impossible for him to hope for
a'buyer for a property which was'given
value onlyiby such an exigency as the
present.    - - i .   ,
, At. this juncture. Mr. Ketchum, without apology, arose to enquire of a maiJ,
scuttling along by the side of the house,
why she was not at her labors. He explained to Renwick that summer "help"
was a very uncertain quantity, and that
a prudent employer "had his work cut
out for him" in guarding against ita
wasteful vagaries. Mr. Renwick began
to look a little bored, but after the acquiescent interest demanded by diplomacy, went on to explain blandly how the
project of himself mid his companions
gave the hillside patch a purely factitious value, and how they would like to
know at what figure Mr. Ketchum would
sell It.
Mr. Ketchum gazed seaward a while.
No change flitted over his patient face:
Finally he turned toward his interlocutor.     '
"I ain't caWlating to sell," he said,
amiably, and added "that he must go at
once to attend to the getting of dinner.
"My wife," he said, halting, "is—i«
away, visitin' our married daughter. An
most likely you don't know, Mr. Renwick, the waste there is in a kitchen—
the thick parin's and all that."
Renwick," the bland, having failed,
Fletcher, the bluff, undertook to brow
beat the old man.
"See here," he began, inserting a cigai
between his teeth in a very ferociou**
manner, "what's your idea, Ketchum':
'We'll give you five hundred dollars for
"that strip of land there—which is more
than the whole blamed hillside is worth,
but we want it. We're not going to
raise the .bid, so don't hold out for an>
more. You're a sensible man and a business man. You know it's a gold-mine for
you.   Come now, will you take it?"
Jim looked patient. There was even a
slight wlstfulncss in his glance. But he
shook his head.
"You gentlemen don't understand," he
said, stumbling a little in his speech, not
from infirm purpose, but from unaccu«*
tomed need of words. lie struggled for
an explanation, but, none, came, and 1 <"
finished with thc old formula, "1 don't
calc'latc to sell thai, land."
His eyes traveled tow.ird it—the big,
bare, New England hill, littered with
lichened, purplish bouldeis, and gu.irdod
nt its crest by a1 dark aimy of firs.
The dusty green of bay powdered it,
.ind unkempt stalks of early goldcnrod
bloomed upon it. The ruin of the little
eoltnge lay pitifully poor and ragged in
the pellucid summer light. Fletchrr's
"-'iinee paralleled .lim'-<, anger deepening
the ruddy tone of hi*, skin.
"What are you holding out for?" he
demanded, brutally. But Jim, apparently deaf, had moved off tow.ird the barn.
Bentley, the magna le, at last undertook to bring Jim to .reii«on. TJetiilay
himself was finely iiiiieiisonuble. The
fact that he 'did not need to embark
upon a summer colony enlerprise was
evident; the fact r.hat," if Jim Ketchum
did not wish to ae ., there was land to be
purchased at other points along the
coast, was argued ut great length by hip
colleagues. But Bentley had approved «jf
Ketchum's Point. Bentley had decided
upon exploiting it. Bentley's boundlcs<-
energy made the building of a hotel seem
a desirable recreation, and what Bentley
wanted he was' accustomed to get.
"He probably thinks we'll spoil Iub
custom for him," said Bentley, when the
tale of Fletcher's failure had been told,
"lie's a shrewd old fellow. He realizes
that five hundred dollars in' hand won't'
bring in a thousand a yeai, and I suppose his summer business yields that.
But I'll talk to him." ,
So Bentley, with a long line of successes to his iceoid. sought Jim Ketchum
in the office after suppci ■ The office waa
a barroom furnished with a deskj two'
chairs, a map, and a highly glazed view'
of the annual county fair. Jim was
balancing an ancient ledger by the tin-"
shaded glare of a single kerosene-burner.,
After the briefest preliminaries Bentley
oflered him a thousand dollars for'his
With lack-lustre eyes the old man;
blinked at the other.
"It's a big price, Mr. Bentley," he said,
simply. "It's more than the land is]
worth. You can get thc rest of the hillj
—three times as big a parcel as I own—1
for half that. Of course, I. know you,
count on iraprovin' and buyin' up considerable all around here,'an' some day it'll
be worth more than that. But.it ain't
now.   An' I 'can't sell." <
"I suppose," said Bentley, moved by a
.vague kindness toward the rusty,1 bent,
fli<L flTeure,  "that  you   anticipate  being
driven out of business by the,hotel we'rs
going to 'put up. But you're mistaken in
that. It will. be the' making of you.
You'll have more custom than you ever
have had. You'll have all your old trado
—your school teachers and your clergymen and your, professors with big families and small salaries—all the good people that well be a trifle too expensive
for. You can run a-j whole fleet of sail
»nd flailing boats.' You can extend your
fisheries, and make 'a fortune supplying
our table. Come, come, Mr. Ketchum,
bo reasonable.",
"What you say Is likely enough so,"
said Jim,' closing his ledger over -a limp
and blackened piece of blotting-paper,
"but the truth is IMon't calculate to sell
that land."        '  •.> .\
Bentley looked murderous for a minute. Then ,his brow sloWly cleared.
There was no longer any kindness in'his
heart but there was a more potent thing
—respect.'        ■>'
"I see what you want," he said, slowly. Then he lapsed into the florid.style
of address native to him. "I take off my
■hat to you, Mr.' Ketchum. You're a
great financier lost'down here—thrown
away. The thing you're holding out for,
the thing you insist upon, you never even
mention. You make' the other side beg
you to accept it! Well, sir, you deserve
it. Here it is. You want stock in the
new company. By gad! sir; you shall
have it."
Jim had gazed steadily at the great
fire-proof paint man dining this speech
At its close a faint'smiie sparkled in the
depths of his dim eyes.'
"I don't mind savin'," he admitted,
"that if I had been'calculating to sell, I
should have held' out for somethin' of.
this sort.   But—''   ' *i-,   - \"     , 7
• The cords on Jim's leathery throat
above the gray flannel shirt moved curiously as he swallowed haul. A dark red
combated the tan of weather and the
pallor of age in his face.
"You've been pretty square by me," he
said finally. "Maybe you've a right to
know the truth.' Tlie truth is—tlie truth
is—thirty-seven years ago this summer—
thirty-seven ;— me an' my 'wife went
housekeepin' in that cottage up there,
Confessions trembled in the air. .Histories hung balanced. There were tales
to be told, of wifely eyes watching across
the sea for Jim'3 fishing-smack, of children learning to play in the flat-bottomed boats whose short sides hid them,
of neighborly feet picking a way up the
hill on neighborly errands, of storms that
crashed"-along the coast, and bells that
tolled in the village at their close. But
Bentley did not know that these were
the words for which he waited, bewildered. He thought that he was waiting
for a. rational explanation of Jim's outbreak. But the old man took up the
"I don't caltflate to sell it," he said,
stubbornly, and left the room.
Tlie hill loomed massive, against the
night sky as he made his final rounds
with his rusty lantern. A sharp wind
whipped the swelling waters with ghostly foam. Across.the bay the East Mil-
burn light pulsed from gold to red and
then to gold again. The old man vouchsafed no glance in that direction. He
shambled about the place, testing locks
and shutters. But he shook 'his head ab
he went into the dark hall for the night.
"Not that land" he said.—From the
Uowne pic.ised ,the Canadian people by
their friendly and unassuming manners,
which were in marked contrast to those of
former' Governors-General and then
wives. It Is related that at, a garrison
ball at Halifax the Colonel of the regiment that was giving the dance came up
to Lady Lansdowne and said: "Lady
Lansdowne, won't you give me a dance,
please? I'm tired of dancing witJi these
silly little colonial girls. Thoy have no
style. I believe I'm engaged to one of
them for the next dance, but you might
be kind enough to rescue me." Lady.
Lansdowne replied, in tones loud enough
for "everybody to hear, that the Colonel
was unfit to associate with any decent'
people,, coloninl or otherwise, and con-
eluded: "If this is the way you treat
your guests I will relieve, you of the
presence of one of them at once." Then"
she ordered her carriage and Icit the ball
A Clever Swindle.
Several years ago a "gentleman'
alighted from a well-appointed brougham
at the door of a London silversmith'*
shop and purchased a considerable quantity of plate, in payment of which he
tendered a one hundred pound note ftnd
received a small balance, ne carried the
plate away with him in the brougham
and shortly afterward a "policeman''
called at the shop to say that ho luul
heard of the purchase and to inform the
silversmith that the note tendered in
payment was a bad one. -He was glad
to add, however, that the thief had been
apprehended and requested him to at-
tond at the police station at a certain
hour in the afternoon to identify the prisoner. He told the silversmith that st
would be necessary for him to give up
the bnd note to facilitate the preliminary
enquiries, and this the latter did, obtaining a formal receipt. On going to
the police station the unfortunate shopkeeper found that he had been hoaxed.
The "gentleman" and the "policeman"
were both members of the light-fingered
fraternity, and the noto was a good one-.
A Deserved Snub.
A United States newspaper tells the
following somewhat improbable story:
While in Canada, Lord and Lady Jians-
' Worth an Admission Fee.
A new hand at golf lately had an experience which the New'York "Sun" describes. Tho man tried to get to thc
links early, when no one .was there to
witness his lack bf skill. A caddie folj
lowed him to the tee, and offered to go
round with him for fifty cents.
"Never mind, son.   I'll get along."
With that he made a'magnificent swing
at tho ball and missed .it by a foot.
'.  "Say, mister," said the caddie, "'I'll go
round with you for a quarter." -
Tlie player declined, and tried to look
self-possessed. He made another swing
at the ball, and missed it again. -
"Say, mister," said*?the,boy, ."I'll go
with you for fifteen cents."
By. that7 time thc man waa "rattled,"
and struck' at the ball tliree' times. Thc
boy, who had retreated some' distance,
called,' "Won't you take me for nothing T   I'll go round for tho fun of it."'
The man who waits for something to
turn   Ml  fPT*f»*"ll-g   Hpiltt  fl-nfc if g \\*. _fi\l>»
Thought BulDS.
(A travesty of "Garden" _ books.)
. Ono of the .most helpful and'inspiring
of tho year's garden book3 is ".Thought
Bulbs," by GaTdenia Smart Weed, author
of "Soul Wistaria,'" "Gardens I Have
Thought In," etc. It is divided into four
chapters, corresponding to the four moods
of the author—Spring, Summer, Autumn,
Winter. Thus, in the opening chapter
there is a freshness of fancy and a verdancy of idea-that suggest the'annual
mystery of Nature's resurrection. - Here,
then, are a few leaves from
,.   SPRING.      .'    '
How I love a garden! Oh, I just love
it' What a sanctuary-in which to commune with one's soul! I can conceive of
a garden without a house—there was
none in the Garden of Eden; but ahouso
.without a garden—to me it is unthink*,
able. .' ',-!_:•.■ „«     .-.
Yet think of the number of people in
•the world that have no gardens,,who do
not know ^Delphinium formosum* irom
Narcissus poeticus or Specium rubrum!
TLink of an existence, without sun-dials
box-edgings and pergola! 'A gardenless
life!    Can anything be sadder?,    •   ■.-,
I was wondering to-day, while caress
In" a Rhododendron maximum; why it is
I have affinity for one'flower and mdii*
ference for another. Why do I confer
a passion for Viola blanda, while Herac
leum lanatum leaves me cold? Doflowers have souls? The eye, 'tis said, is the
window of the soul; potatoes have eyes
therefore- potatoes have souls. (iet
scoffers say a woman cannot thmlc logically.) And'if the lowly potato has n
scul, surely Narcissus poeticus is .not
without one. .    ,,,,..,       ^ •
"How wonderful is spring!" I thought
to-day. "How symbolical it is of re
surrection after death!" I wonder if that
idea ever occurred to anyone else, icic
.hope not. I should like to have it foi
my 'very own. . v
Gardening is not learned in a day. ^ou
must expect to "make many slips.
A pine tree always reminds me of o
cow at rest. It is so peaceful, so placid
bo uncommunicative.
Never plant Dianthus barbatus in the
north-west corner of your garden; it
prefers the south-east. .Flowers have
feelings and preferences. In certain en
vironments they languish, in others the,
flourish.   How like our own life!
I love bulbs. I have a perfect passion
for them. Bulbs are so symbolical Ana
the potentialities locked ™thm the
scales of a bulb are almost startling.
What™* not a bulb become? To men
bulb'is a thing of beauty and a oj foi
ever I can not more imagine life with
out bulbs than without ink and paper J
am fond even of electrie-light bulto
though of course one can't plant then
And that is rather too bad for thej
mi«ht grow up into current buslica.
It's odd but I never see a AJagnolu-
coisjiicua'but I think of Van DtomcnV
Land. I never visited Van Dicmon>
Land and I doubt whether Mogiioli.
eonspieua grows there. Yet somehow 1
associate Uic two.   Isn't " BteangeT
I had such a happy ^..^7' Xnt
not nlant my thoughts, literally pla"1
them? For example, take the though
"The irrass is green:" why not plant flow
ers sf as to form those very .words
ThiwI might jvatcr and nourish mj
Sought, "ngd watch it grow in beauty
dav by day.   And think of a whole gar
Of all my flowers I like best the Poppy
eock (Poppvcockus literatus). Oh, i lov«
It! I new tire of caressing its papei
eivea and violet-ink corolla. Whenever
I h"e a thought, I run to Poppycock
and tell my seLt. And Poppycock un-
derstands.-Berfc Lcston Taylor in th/
"Bender."    '
Whom Love Exalts.
Bomo time ago there dwelt in the heart
of a frreat metropolis an artist. Hia can-
vases were known throughout the world
and before them the people stood ana
marvelled. ,
But ae they_ gazed, unconaciouBJj*' P
sense of disappointment came over-taein*'
and they turned away, for the exquisiU
work,  the marvelous    detail,  appealed'
only to the eye, but leftfithe^beart coldl
Only tlie artibts and critics lingered ovei
them,  analyzing  his  skill,  his  delicate  .
strokes, his wonderful coloring and th€   ,
fame he was winning.
And the' great artist, understanding-
despaired, for Jie felt'that the critici
prated coldly, but that the people knew.
So he studied..and worked and watched'
—and painted yet again.' Once more the
papers praised, th'e critics approved—but ,
the'people turned away—for it was-al)|
the woik of the hand; not a stroke was' •
vitalized by, the soul. (
r 'Now it so happened that,a*'great misfortune came to the artist:  his wealth  ,
took'flight, and he became,very poor. He'
still painted, but none bought.   "We ar*
tired of your placid fields, your doll-like
faces," 'they said.   "They chill us."   Bu«
still the man worked on; and as he toiled
at his' easel from  early dawn, till graj
twilight, he grew embittered; then famfi
dfsorted him; then his friends; and ther ,
■'—his youth." ,
Into the life of the artist theTe cama ■
one day, as he lay sick unto death, a
w.oman. In his conscious! moments he
saw her here and there about hiin, ministering to- his wants—and; even in his-
delirium he was conscious of her presence. He recovered—and the woman was
gone] (
' ■ He painted no more, only stood at the
.small  window  of  )>:** dingy  studio  and
noted   the   never-ending   procession* of
faces.heforc him. J.'uy by day lie wutched-
for tliut one face wilh its deop,.<teudei>
eyes and its * crown of beautiful    hair ■
whito as his own.   At*lost it came; and
•then, after a time—it stayed with him.  (   '
'   Again   tho  artist  resumed  his   work'
He,was painting a portrait of a woman
tho tender little woman who sat before
him,,her hands folded simply in her lap)  •
and for the first time in his life it waf
. his soul   that ,painted—not  merely   his     ,
hand—and so—the picture was finished.
't   In a dark corner of the gallery  th<
man and his wife watched.   Tlio peopl*
came,  saw   the   artist's 'signature,- un<i
passed on.   But involuntarily they .heat    '
tated,   retraced   their  steps, 'and   thei)
stood  motionless   before   the   portrait1   ',
Some turned away,* but it was only* to
hide their tears.      And in, the eyes oj
' Ae man and woman, silently gazing, th»
tears were reflected.*   But  the  artiste '
face was radiant, and ho stood erect, alt
beit   he' was' very   old,   and   ec,   witlt
clasped hands, theySvalked slowly awi^y*
-, • •—^~
' A' naval officer tells of a conversation
he: once  overheard j between ■ two   marines who were arguing as to who had-    .
the least work to do on board a man-!  i
of-war.      .,.""'
"It's the chaplain," said one.
'"How_do you-make that out ?" asked
the  second.. ,
-    "Because ^hei ain't-got'any work to
do~and all day*to do it in.' *' -   _
i   The second marine snorted his dis-
, guest.     '       . .      ' ' '    ' *
"You're .wrong, Jack." said he. "It's,    .
'the Cap'n'.of Marines/'   ,   L .
y/'How's- that ?'".-,,*-
"Well, me boy, "as'.you , say., the -
chaplain's * nothing to do and all day
to do'it in; but the Cap'n ot" Marines has nothing ,to do and all day
to do it, and a Lieutenant of Marines,
to help him do it."—New York Times.
-. -o       	
Would Scarcely Pay. '
Prospective tenderers for the great work
of carrying: the railway across tbe Aus- *
tralian .continent, from Oodnadatta to
Pine .Creel:, have lately been over the
ground, and from what they have seen
the prospects of the scheme do not look
any too promising. It Is estimated trlat
the construction of the line between the
two points named—a distance of nearly
1,200 miles—would cost over ten millions.
The Adelaide Government proposes paying: for the work by a land grant, giving eighty millions of gcreg along .tho-
route. As the general opinion seems to bo
that this country could be worked only -
by Aslastlo labor, It Is hardly likely that
any syndicate could be found willing to
take up such a beavy project on the
terms proposed.
Mrs  Jas.   Kin sella Cured lay
Dodd's Kiiney Pills
Peculiar Medical Case Ends Irr
Another Victory for the Creat
Kidney Remedy
St. Malacliic, Dorchester Co., Que.,
Sept. 12.—(Special).—A medical case
ot particular interest, especially ta
women, is causing much talk here.
Mrs. James Kinsella suflered from
Kidney Disease, which so affected her
that she could not sleep and she was-
obliged for two summers to pass her
nights sitting ia a chair. To-day she
is practically a well woman. Interviewed regarding her cure she said:
"I had a pain in my right hip, in
the back and was swollen all down.
thart side of the abdomen. I could
not sleep at night and I was obliged
to sit up in a chair for two summers.
"Reading of cures by Dodd's Kidney Pills I bought one box. That gave
me such relief that I continued to use
them. They did me a world of good
and now I can go' to bed like other
people. I have never had to sit up
in a chair since I used Dodd's Kidney Pills."
Female complaints are caused by
bad Kidneys. Dodd's Kidney Pills-
never fail to cure them.
>/Z 'i��L  J��  ROLFF HOUSE  By G. H. BENEDICT;  A Thrilling Story of Lovs and Adventure.  V.1  ' CHAPTER XXIIT.    ,  'it was not usual, In the early part ot  the present century, for wives to op-  .pose their wishes to those of their hus-  fbands, especially when they were men  iof property and character In the com-  i��nunJty* still less was it permissible foi  fa daughter to question  the authoiity  ���at her father.    But Love  has  been  a  rebel In all ages.    The conventions of  ^society have never been able to bind  (the limbs of the sly and sturdy rogue".  '  Rosa Bruyn was by nature the very  jpattern of    a dutiful  daughter.      She  ���shrank with a reluctance amounting to  '���aguish  from  th��  thought of  placing  ���"herself in open rebellion to her father'a  -(Wishes;   but  there   appeared   no  other  [alternative  save  to   surrender   hci sell  ian unwilling victim to a hateful marriage. '  ���   Her anguish    and  conflict    of  mind  (Paused her to grow paler and saddcr*of  emeanor, but her stiong physical na-  ure was not of a kind to bend speedily  ,o trouble, however   overwhelming   ii  Ight be.   The anxiety of her mothei  'or her was much increased.   The ton-  jBer-heorted  matron   at  last  begans to  read the secret of her daughter's  ab-  tfiorblng- love for the errant hell of Rolfl  |(House. She 'was drawn, into'deepei  sympathy with  her  feelings;   and  the  ���anguish and suffering on one side and  ���the tender condolence on the other at  last broke down the vestige of' a barrier to"* perfect confidence that had existed between them. Rosa confessed  to her mother all her hopes and doubts  <and sorrows, and earnestly sought her  jadvlce as to the course she should pur-"  :sue.    It was but meagre comfort  the  |��jood matron could give.  "It Is a decision, my dear child," she  ififtid, "that must rest  with your   own  ���heart,  ktv.;--^ from aw*, nits /ou.for  ���your happiness is so dear to me tha  should I unhappily direct you wrongly  I could never forgive myself.   It is easy  ito see how, from your father's point of  (View, your marriage with Ralph should  ** appear very desirable.   He seems to be  -a pleasant young man, and his keenness, good character and steadiness are  naturally qualities that appeal to the  Cavor of a man like 'your father.   Be-  ��sidee, he will be quite rich; and the fact  /ot Rolff House being; likely to  be his  Inheritance is another thing in his fa-  ivor.   Since you were a little girl, your  ,    father has talked of your being one day,  '   mistress of Rolff House, and,of seeing  it restored to its old dignity.   Although  *o never liked Claude, this hope induced  him to look favorably upon'his attentions to you.     Had Claude   remained  Aome, and settled down as heir to the  estate left him,  all  would  have" been  well.    But his strange departure,  and  the stranger results that have followed,  Jby which the Saybrooks seem to nave  become the owners    of nearly    all his  property, have greatly embittered your  ���father's feelings toward him.   He seems  ��� to regard  the  idea  of  your  marriage  (With him as a thing to be prevented at  ���all   haaords.    For  my   part,   although  I had always liked Claude, and believed  "In his truth and sincerity, I must confess his hurried desire to get away as  soon as his aunt was dead, his strange  1   -sacrifices to raise money, his uiiaccount-  able letter���all have shaken my former  iaith in him,    I trust that every suspicion against him may be untiue; b'utf  you know, my dear child, that this is  -a  world  of .temptation,   in  which  the-  sioblest and best sometimes fall;  and,  ewe can fully trust no one."  "I  know  Claude's    faults,"    replie'l  (Rosa; "I know that he was ambitious  and reckless of the opinions ot those he  'did not care for; but I would stake my,  ���lite on his truth and goodness."  "I,   too,   have  believed  as  you,    my  dear child," said the mother; "but yet  (we must remember that Claude's veiy  generosity    and    carelessness    of    tha^  (world's criticism would be the qualltie '  .that would expose him    to  the    mos  (temptation when cast upon his own re  sources out in the world."  Rosa was silent    She could see   the  L soundness  of  her  mother's reasoning  It was but an echo of the fear that had  always lain at her own heart.   And ye(  ���yet she still clung to her faith In lief  Bover, she knew not why; perhaps, as  the drowning man clings to a straw, be  jcauce it was the only hope left of safetj  (to her perishing dream    of happiness,  Although it consoled her greatly to hav.  her mother's full confidence once mora  \Rosa could pioflt nothing by her coun  ��� seL   Sho waa left still to her own unaided resolution to make the decision  so Important to her future weal or woe.  On the morning after her conversa  tion with her mother, Rosa, full of an  .gulsh and  undecislon,  arrayed  herself  for a walk in the open air, hoping the  clear, bright day, the fiesh breeze, the  songs of the birds, and tho cheerful as-  , a?ect of Nature, would revive the intense  [strain of her feelings, and enable her to  /think   and   decide  more  clearly.    She  bent her steps   almost   unconsciously  ��� down the road and into the lane that  jled to the old woods   where   she had  (taken leave of Claude.    She was sud  'denly impelled with an irresistible desire to visit tho spot where they had  parted.    She wandered down into tho  wood, and soon was seated In the place  (Where    sho Mad listened    to    his  last  S*rords. She remained a long time, glv-  ng herself up to sad reflections, and  t*ach moment .feeling her resolution  nHTQW    stronger to    dare and    endure  everything before she would break the  faith she had here pledged to /remain j  true to him forever.    ' ���      ' .,  After awhile, she arose and walked  on, following the path that wound in  the direction of Rolff House. Suddenly  she came on the figure of a man, seated on a rock by the path, and partially,  concealed by a large tree. She stopped  and uttered a Httle cry, when he turned his head and she saw that it was  Carl Crum.       - |  The old fellow arose and greeted her  with outstretched palms, in which she  placed both her own hands.' I  "Well-a-day," he exclaimed, "who  would have thought* to meet you heie,  rosebud? But I am glad to see you  taking the good medicine of air and  sunshine, ,although, Judging from your  pale cheeks, you do not take enough of  tt. Ah, I love to see the cheeks of tho  young rosy, and their eyes bright with  happiness. You do mote appear happy,  Rosa."    "���  ' tx , ��� I  "I am not happy," replied Rosa, feeling all reserve depart in the,presence of  the old manVpleasant face and kindly  smile; "I am very, very unhappy." l      t (  "And no doubt I can guess the reason  therefor," replied old Cail, shaking his  grizzled head.   "I hear'it reported that  you 'are to marry ..Ralph Saybrook. ��� Ah,  'it grieves me to hear so. (l"am no judge  ' of human nature" if that-young man is  not as^cold and heartless a villain as  ever,ground the faces of the' poor or ,  -murdered a woman  Jay blow   degrees.  No, ho, he is no mate for you, rosebud,  and I need not'ask to know that you  can never give himryour heart" ,  ��� "There is no promise���no engagement," replied Rosa, anxious 'to clear  herself from the implied rebuke of tha  old man's words, "but, alas, my father  urges me to accept him, and it is only t  by a sacrifice of filial duty that I can  escape a fate I shudder to ^.mk of "  These sad words aroused old Carl's ���"  'sympathy as well as curiosityyand, de-  1 termlned, to fathom what, he already  conceived - to be a- plot of his * hated  enemy, he gradually and skillfully drfc'tv_.  fiom Rosa the whole story of the  scheme to force Ralph Saybrook on hei,  favor as a suitor. - '  "So, so,'Vmuttered the old man/after.  he had learned every detail of the matter, "they would force yo'u to marry  young Ralph, and they are to fit up  , Rolff House as a bridal present, eh 5  Now, by all the good angels, that  scheme should never prosper. Let me  advise you, rosebud. I am old enough  to be a little,wise, and in this matter I  feel so deep a sympathy for you that I  long to help you, and I think I have a  plan in my head that will do it. .1 can  see that you shrink from disobeylnn*  your, father, although the thought ,ol  marriage with Ralph is'as repugnan\  to you as can be. Well, as I understand  it, that old fox has caught your fathei  ,with a promise that he will fit up Rolfl  House for you and Ralph when you art  married. Perhaps he means to, but  there may be difficulties in the way thai  he little dreams of. Ah, he's a crafty  Villain; but we will be crafty too. Now  rosebud, mark me. You go ba"k home,  and tell your father that you hava  made up your mint'   and that you will  him, and, stopping beside 'his charr,  placed her hand on his shoulder. The  old man looked up, and was evidently  puzzled a moment by her bright an��J  cheerful look.  "Eh, been walking?" he said, enquiringly. "It has done you good. Where  hav6 you been?"  "Down* through the woods, and ove?  toward Rolff .House, father," was the  reply.  "Well, what was there to see there?"  -he asked, half suspiciously.     -. * '  Her sudden return to cheerfulness waa  'evidently puzzling to him. ,  "There was much to be seen," she  replied, keeping in mind the carrying  out of old Carl's advice. "For -one  thing, there was Rolff House. I must  decide, you know, whether I will like it  for my future home." '  1 "Eh?���so, so; to be sure, to be sure,"  he replied, a surprised smile stealing  over his face. "It's very proper you  should do so. But you'll be sure to like  It when it is all fixed up again. Ah,  It was a grand place once, Rosa."  y "So you have told me, father," she  replied;,"and-I have'made up my mind  that if it is fully restored to its ancient  dignity I would like to'be mistress of  it."  These words had a decidedly enlivening: effect on the old farmer. He looked  at his daughter again, as if he was not  quite sure he was not deceived in" what  he had heard; but tho glance seemed to  reassure him. ^ .    i  1 "I am glad to hear you say so," ho  replied, 'cheerfully. "I've , always said  you'd wake up yet and know what is  best for you. Why, any girl'might be  proud to be .mistress of Rolff House.  When it is fixed up again, Ralph 'and  you can live there'like king and queen."  "But there's one thing/ father," Rosa  made haste to say. "I have never been  Satisfied that Mr. Saybrook has a good  title to the house. It seems so strange  that Claude should make it over to htm,  There may be some deception about it.  I hope you will allow me to refuse to  marry Ralph till the house fa fully repaired r and restoied, and the title ia  made perfectly clear."   j '      r ' >  "To" be sure I will,"replied the blufl  old' fellow. "No need to 'advise me  -about that.. We must have a written  agreement, and they must carry everything out'to the letter. I'll see to'thac  lYes, yes, by my dunder, we'll,have that  all stialght. Never shall you leave this  house, little'girl, till there's a place fit  for a queen to put you in.",    .  "I have one more' favor to ash;  father," said Rosa.  "Well, out with It," replied the ol(3  man, now in the best of humor.  "1 do not wish Ralph to be anything  more to me than he is now till after  Rolff House is fully repaired. Something might happen, you know."  "Of course, of couise���that shall be  as you wish," answered the old- man.  man, nothing daunted, and growing  more serious in his manner; "because,  Bir, there's no telling when "Id Magnus  ' Rolff may be let loose' from the Infernal  regions to visit his treasures in the old  house. Who wants to meet him? I  don't, gentlemen. "Leb. Sackett's fate is  warning enough for me."  "Pooh!" said a large, red-whiskered,  pleasant-faced ( man, one nf the few  skeptics in the place in regard to the  stories told about Rolff-House. "Whu  believes that story?"       r,  "I do,", responded the little man  promptly. "There's no doubt sibout it  He's been seen more than once. It's  gospel truth, gentlemen. Here���1*11  leave It to old Carl." '  '       ' ~  The old man was accustomed lo these  appeals; but of late, as lias been said,  had replied only with a grave'snake'of  the head, which, however, was more effective than words in confirming the  'Impression as to his knowledge tf tho  alleged mysterious events. On this occasion,  however,  he chose to speak.  "All I have to say in leply to tha  question of our friend," he said, "is  that if anything couuld rouse old Magnus Rolff from his grave���if he ever  had a grave���it would be for that pu-c-  ious rascal, Anthony Saybrook, or any  of his agents, to enter Rolff Kousa ftr  tho purpose of despoiling rit."      v       '  Saying this, the old m.in settled back  In his chair again, and resumed bis  smoking. His worIs,produced an impression, and were quotes about the  village next day In an exaggerated  form to'the effect that old Cail had  prophesied' that if any attempt \ was  made to enter the old house the pplrit  of Magnus Rolff would be roused'fiom  his grave to resist it        *-  Spite of all' the reluctance he found  among those' whom he approac.-ied on  the' subject, to ^ngacririg in his employ  to assist in repairing Rolff House, Anthony Saybrook did not giow discouraged., He well knew the powers of  persistency, flattery,and ridicule, ana  'he employed.them with all his skill.  Some he coaxed into acceptance, others  he ridiculed so 'unsparingly for their  cowardice that they were fain ,to give  way at last, while a few were not half  disposed to believe in the ghost stories,  and were ready, enough "to accept ma  terms.  r .   i ' , '  So the work of restoring and repairing was begun at Rolff House. A force  of laborers was put to,work in improving the grounds,,while carpenters and  masons entered the old house to commence their labors there.  It waa Anthony Saybrook's   design to  materially change  the  old  hoube,   but  simply to put it in good repair.    Tho  walls and'frame were as substantial as  ever, and needed but little attention.  "It was evident enough that most 'of  the   workmen   entered   the   old   house  with r reluctance,   and  that  they   were  ,���.,      . ., .    , ..,...-    prepared to-witness some strange  de-  w��?.��^a3rB *��   ,,?Ncare��uk Kee��    velopments.    Even had  nothing mys-  him-off; yes, yes���'twill hurry up mat  ters. ��-Ahv you're a shrewd1 little girl;  that's my'own Rosa now." "  'Bending over and imprinting a kis?  on his cheek, Rosa' turned and went in  the house, anxious not to commit herself any further in ���the implied consent  to marry Ralph Saybrook.  marry Ralph  on  one  condition.    Let .  that condition"  be  that  the    wedding J  6hall not take p��ace till Rolff House is ',  repaired and    restored   to 'its    former  grandeur.   Now, don't look astonished; j  trust an old man who would give-his j  life for you, and would rather see you  dead than married to Ralph Saybrook. j  My word for it, they will never go far '  In the work of repairing and restoring p  Rolff House.   Strange things have hap- ,  pened in the old house; and stranger  things may yet come to pass.   The pop- !  ular belief is that   it is haunted.     Of  course, this is silly; yet there is a mystery about the house, and, my word for |  It, it will never   be repaired   and re- j  stored save by the rightful  heir.    At ,  least, the plan I propose would give you  time, and relieve you for awhile from  the strain of anxiety that is undermining your health; and so far it would be  good.   It will take a long time to fully,  repair Rolff House, and much may happen in the meantime.   I feel assured wo  can trust the future.    The good Lord  will help us.    He always  helps  thoso  who put their trust in him.    Do aa ��  counsel,  rosebud,  and  if  all   does   not  CHAPTER XXIV.  tack of energy was not a characteristic of lawyer Saybrook.' Having re-  Bolved on carrying out the scheme  which involved the repair and restora>  tion of Rolff House, he proceeded about  the business with a nervous, restless,  fretful energy pe'culfar to him.  As he had anticipated, he found thai  there existed a prejudice among the me.  chanics'and workingmen of the place  against having anything to do with the  old house. 'Few would confess thai  they were superstitious or timid enough  to be afraid of the ghosts, if any thero  existed, in bro_ad daylight, yet all seem-  ed to have a convenient excuse for not  engaging In, the lawyer's employ. It  was evident that the mysterious death  of Leb. Sackett was not forgotten, and  that the popular mind was disposed ta  take the most superstitious view of 1hat  tragic occurrence.  " The lawyer's task was not 'rendered  any easier by the action of old Can  Crum. That worthy had of late fallen  into one of his -freaks of visiting Honk's  bar-room of an evening, where of course  the proposed changes at Rolff House  formed one of the chief topics of gossip.  Over pipe and toddy, many were the  wonderful stories revived or invented in  regard to the old mansion. Old Carl  would sit and listen to these, leaning  baoktfn his chair, his head sunk on hia  chest and half hid by his round, broad  Shoulders, while his red face and keen  blue eyes, framed in by his floating,  frowsy white hair and beard, and half  seen through the veil of smoke from his  short pipe, gave him the appearance of  some old magician, whose occult knowledge might well extend to whatever was  mysterious and unaccountable. But  (When appealed to for his opinion on  any of the superstitious tales in regaid  to the old mansion, the old fellow would  IZl ��Ut���.T11' We Bha,H a1I.lea8t haV(* ' *im^y r��P]y w"h * srave shake of the  time to arrange new plans." ��� fcead( whIcll seemed t0 lnaleate that ho  The heaity eagerness with which tho  old man entered into the subject of her  troubles,   his kindly    sympathy,    and  ready   advice,   were   very   grateful   to ,  Rosa.    Ho seemed for the  moment a  good angel sent to comfort and help >  her.   His advice appeared to her wise  and shrewd; but she hesitated  to use i  any deception toward her father.    Old ���  Carl, however, used his best endeavors  to convince her that some  ciaft was (  necessary to meet the ciafty schemes |  of the lawyer, and urged his plan so ,  confidently that she was at last fully, i  convinced that if she gave her promise I  as advised she would  most probably; j  never be called upon to fulfill it. I  And so, her spirits much restored, and '  Beeply resolving the subject in" her  mind, she returned home. Her father  was Bitting in his accustomed chair on  the stoop as she entered the yard smoking his pipe. Rosa did not seek to  avoid him, as she might have done, had  she not had old Carl's plan in her mind.  On the contrary, she boldly approached  ���wasn't disposed to reveal what he knew,  about the matter. Only once did ho  open his lips on the subject.  It was late one evening. The barroom was filled, and among the company were several who had been approached by the lawyer with a view to  engage their services in the repairs at  Rolff House. Of course, the conversation was directed to that all-important  topic  "Well, for my part," said one or tho  oracles���a pursy, downright little man,  who spent most of his abundant spare  time in tho bar-room���waving* his right  hand energetically as he talked, "I  wouldn't go near that old house for any  money���no, not for all the ti easure there  is in tho great vault, that old Magnus1  Bolff sold his soul for. No gentlemen  ���uo, sir.   And why?"  "Perhaps because you are afraid you  might have to do some work," leplled  the landlord, sarcastically.  There was a titter from a few of the  Circle.  . "No, sir, no,  sir," replied the Kttlo  'terioius ' occurred, some i of the mor^  timid or superstitious, under the strain  of nervous expectation,' would probably  have fancied eii long that'they heard  or saw something out of the'^ usual way.  ^ But something did occur.'  The first forenoon's work in Rolff  House bad not passed v by before all  present in the house were aleit.and  listening to a mysterious sound that  occurred occasionally. It was a low,  muffled, peculiar boom, that was heard  at, regular intervals, and"soon began  to attract attention and remark. If  ���was not loud, and yet it seemed to penetrate every part of the great building,  and to be heard above the sound of the  tools in use. Perhaps the senses of the  hearers were sharper from a sort ol  nervous dread and expectation, butter-  tain it is that everybody was soon  aware that they could not distract their  attention from the strange sound. AU  day long, at regular inteivais of two or  thiee minutes, it was heard. It did not  seem to be in any particular part of  the house, but this might have been  more apparent than leal, owing to the  nervousness of the listeners. ���. ,  Eveiybody knows the power of a low,  regular, unusual sound, occurring in  the night, to work on the sensibilities ol,  a nervous or timid peison. Much the  same effect was produced on the less  courageous of the workmen by the mysterious sound. All day long it did not  vary in intensity or in the legulai monotony of its occurrence, but, to ,tho  sensitive nerves of those who at^ubuted  it to some supernatural cause, it gradually, as the close of the day drew cz.  seemed to assume a deeper and mo??  solemn If not menacing tone.  That night the strange sound that  had been heard In Rolff House was tho  talk of the village, and the more timid  workmen had their fears wrought on  by the warnings and piognosticatlona  of evil thoy heard on eveiy hand.  The next day not half of the workmen  appeared to lesume their labors at Rolfl  House. A number of them, however,  made their appearance, quite resolvefl  not to be easily frightened.  They went to work, and the mystorl-  ous sound was hoard as before. By  noon, the panic had been communicate'  to others, and they did not return, and  before night still others had left-theii  posts. The next day, the building was  practically deserted.  ,,--   ��� CHAPTER XXV. <���  9"h!s inten-uptio.i of his plans was e*��  tremely annoying to the lawyer, who  had been sent for when matters reachen  the crisis previously narrated. Tha  workmen were gathered at a saf�� distance from the old mansion. It was irj  vain tlwit he Interceded with them. All  were inclined to attribute it to Borne  supernatural means, save one man���tho  red-bearded, Jovial fellovir, who had  sneered at the superbtltlous tales about  the old'house in the bar-room of Ronk'a  tavern a few evenings before. He was  a carpenter���a burly, good-natured,  sceptical, fearless man; and now, having recovered his presence of mind, ho  was disposed to ridicule the fears of his  fellow workmen.  "Soho," he exclaimed, "we are to be  frightened from our work by spooks,  are we? For my part, I believe some  chap is down thete In the cella-r trying  to make fools of us, and if any man  ��are go with me, we will go down aatf  rout him'out." ' ,      ''1y'|i  Not a man ventured to accept this ef-   , - ���  fer, spite  of   his   taunts of   cowardice;;   ,  and at length he said:     ' -> '  "Well, if no one wili go with me, "I     *,'  will go alone.    Pah!  you re all babies ���   \  to    be frightened    by    ghost    sAcrlcs.   ��J  There's some rascal in' that house has ,,*_  been playing trlckp    on "us.    i But I'll,  ,show him he can't frighten me.   If he's   '-  in there yet, I'll find him out"    , **  So saying he boldly entered the half   ' >  again, seized  a candle  that had' been* J   ;  left burning, and started down to search , jy-  the lower rooms, while his companions; ~ i  waited outside in consternation at his    x,  daring actions. '      - <*    J_,^  He had not been gone over flve-min- , ,'  utes,-however, when he appeared again. _ .  Rushing out of the house, with white '-.,  countenance and, evidently in mortal \_ \  terror, he paused on reaching the"group '^\  of his comrades, who gathered ���around,,", '  him and eagerly besought him to tell, <*j  what he had seen. It was some secondsy . y  before he could legain control enough  of himself to speak. At last he said: '',  * "What a fool and ccward I am!, But, J'  upon my soul, I couldn't help it. They/'"  tell no lies about that house. As I am a ^  living man,'when I got down in that > "  gloomy old babement I saw somebody, p,  who must be the spirit of old Magnus*, ;f'  Rolff or else the veiy Devil himself. I 'rf  wasn't mistaken. It was no human be- i\i  lag., For/my part, I won't go^ in that j, .��  house again except in the daylight to > '*  get my. tools.   I've had enoughof it" , ,-,  "Sfhis confirmation of all their fears byt'  one who had been so bold to deny, and ,  Investigate, Increased the consternation t  rof the workmen, and^all^-resolved tOj ,  abandon their work at once, and,not'to ;  resume it. Their return to the village^ <  and the strange stories they had to tell,. ���  ot course caused a great sensation. It ��.  was the only topic of ^gossip that "even- 7  Ing, and the excitement and interest >  grew as the news spread. '   '  . ,.?,'  . This sudden breaking up of his plans,,  Inrregard to Rolff House, caused the,'.  lawyer to set all his wits to work. jHs  wassshrewd enough to see at once,that ^'*,  unless  the  public delusion ' could , be * [ .-  counteracted, and either the true cause"^'*'-  of the mysterious occurrences at Rollt*"..;  House "discovered, or the matter plaus-.i 7;  dbly explained, his plans for,the repair**- 'u  bf the old house would be completely j���-  balked. , He was of too cold, skeptical t^  a nature'to put any faith In the stories I1;'rv  of a supernatural origin ito the occur-     ,  rences.   He had his suspicions as to',the ' .  true-cause,  and he   confided  them   t��Ae?  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The latter,  during a yacht- ,;  ing trip to the coast of Brittany in 1883," 7  happened to be in poit on the occasion ofthe blessing of the  harbor and shipping *-  by the priests    With natural good feel-   i  lf.g,  he  dressed  his  y:��:ht   with  all  her  bunting, y/lth bouauets on bowsprit and   1  counter,   and  a golden  bunch   of  broom  at her mast-head, so as to do honor*to  the ceremony by her gala turn-out.   But  this expression of sympathy with  "clor-  v  lcalismr'   was  not   to   the   taste   of    the^'  Prench authoilties, and an  official came"  on board with stiict oiders that the decorations should  be removed.    The curt  order met with  an absolute refusal, 'and,  the official withdrew, to leturn a quarter  of an hour later with a still more peremptory ddmand for thc hauling down of the  obnoxious bunting.   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Tlio suljboi iption pneo is $!> �� jcur piij-  i\blo in mlwiucc. No piper -vnill 1)0 doli\eied  unleSb tins condition is complied \\ ltli.  The  Boomer "  ' ^ ' i   I  And The Knocker.  Saturday, Oct. 3ist,   1903.  The Editor has on se'-eiarocras-  ions received communications culling attention   to' different propositions, and to imaginary or real evils.  We wish it to be  distinctly  under-"  stood that "Tub Claim"   will  not  publish any letter 01 article, unless  over   the   writer's  signature,   'and  even then the communication   must  be stiictly'non pcisonal and of public impott.    A newspapei is simply  established as a mouthpiece ot  the  community, and for the purpose of  protecting and safe-guaiding public  interests.    We are ever prepared to  stand up for the rights ofthe people  but our columns are not, and never  were intended to be the   means *6f  airing  any   individual's*    personal  spite, or of "knocking" what might  prove a very'good pioposition,' even  if oui incognito writers  think  it  a  fake. ,  , ,      -V-" *  Personal liberty is too precious  to be lightly -regarded, we-prefer  to take no chances; and for the fu-  tuie we desire to inform those, -who  seem to think that the}' can run  "The Claim" to suit themselves,  that they are wasting ink and paper  by seuding communications they  aie not piepared to stand by, and  for which they are unwilling to  assume the responsibility.  The effort of our citizens to protect the foreshore is, not without its  good points. We heartily endorse  the movement in-as-much that it is  necessary to have an open street on  the water front, from end to end.  If our'merchants require warehouses, why should they not apply  for a whaif site, and build on their  wharves like the W. P. Ry. have  done; such structures would not  encroach on what should be reserved as a public highway.  '���Much  ado  about  nothing"   is  quite  appropriate   when   perusing  the correspondence in re  the  Pine  Creek Flume Co's dam. - If our correspondents  calculated to frighten  the community with  visions of a  watery grave, they have singularly  failed, and are if anything the subject of ridicule..      To compare the  result cf a  dam   breaking  at  the  mouth of Pine, 16 miles from Atliu  1 City and with scarcely any fall for  the first S miles, to the awful, disaster caused by thc Johnstown flood,  is a  little  far-fetched.     Then  the  "enormous  pressure"   "equivalent  to the enormous volume of Niagra  Falls flowing 2 hours and   twelve  minutes", on the dam, is a calculation we arc unable lo arrive at.  We are not hydraulic engineers,  but we have always thought that  height, not volume of water, provided pressure, and we cannot see  how the pioposed dam will be subjected to more than two feet pressure���but we are willing to learn,    less.'  ��� "There are two classes of men  who aie serious detriment to any  mining camp; the chronic optimist  and the chionic pessimist," says  the Cherry Creek Miner.  "Tr.e former  paints  the  atmos-  pheie with luiid hues, exaggerates  prospect holes to dividend  payers  and   goes into     convulsions over  half  inch  veins     and r infrequent  pockets,  booms  a  mediocre' camp  to the propoitions   of a  Golconda  and induces capital   and la.hor  to  einbark m development of prospects  which would, not   prove   reruuner-  atne ,were   they   followed  to  the  center of the globe.        '    ' "  1 *>     '   *  "This man lies so often' that he  really believes he is telling the  iruth, and at his doorliethe bleaching lemains of .what might,,.under  more authentic reports, develop  into prosperous camps.  "His   antithesis,      the    chronic  pessimist,, occupies an  equally  unfortunate niche in the \make up  of  the average camp.    You may; find  him in the general store, the saloon  or ou the sidewalk.    He "preserves  an  apperauce   of ennui when   approached by strangers or wwald-be  investors in  the properties of the  camp.    He  is-  at   war-with   the  whole    would!.    He is  long,   lean,  dyspeptic and glowers at every one  upon whom the sunshine, of pros-  pan ty shines.    Ask him  as' to the  merits of claims   of   well   known  value, as   producers,,   and he  will  look down - upon  you. compassimi-  ately, shrug his shoulders "and tell  you that 'our mines  don't * amount  to anything,'  with  au  implication  that the longer you stay   in camp,  the better your chances- of being  broke.  "He is 'a fifth wheel in the  wagon and resembles * more closely  than anything else a patent medi-  ciae portrait of a 'before taking'  invalid.  "Many a good aSeal in mines, of  true merit have been knocked, into  a cocked hat, by the malicious  insinuation of the chronic pessimist  who is an ever-present adjunct  to mining camps.  It is a noticeable fact, however,  that the mining camp optimist  never risks his. own basalt cash in  any of the rich properties he so  warmly recommends to his friends,  while the equally degenerate pessimistic monstrosity is forever  coppering his bets and making  strenuous endeavors to crawl into  the inner circle of prosperity through  channels which he speaks so> dis-  paringly of to others.  The carnip 'boomer'" and the  camp 'knocker' should be treated  to a dose of soft feathers and warm  tar and conveyed on either side of  a convenient fence rail, outside the  limits of every mining cam-P' which  desires to grow normally on the  basis of the true value of its mines,,  for the presence of specimens of  either ot these undesirable elements  in promising mining camps aue as  disastrous and turbulent as a hornet  is to a bee-hive,   and quite as use-  Atiiri,< Nugget  and >ffirape. 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'   '  Breakfast, 6 10,9, Lunch,   -Vto^,1 Dinner,' 6 to 8.  THE    WHITE ��� PASS-   &\ ;YUKON  ..    .'"ROUTE:i' >   ''" -     "..     ~  , ~    , ������ *W  1  Passenger and Expiess Service/Daily ;(except Sunday), between  Skagway,'Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connections with pur own steamers at White Horse  for Dawson and Yukon points, and..at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin ever.y Monday and Thursday.  t Telegraph Service to Skagway.-7Express'matter  will  be received  for shipment to and from all points'in Canada and the United States. '*  For information relative to Passenger, Freight, Telegraph or Express  -'*���'      Rates apply to any. Agent of the, Qornpany.or to  k '      "���������������    " > Traffic Department, SKAGW7AY.  J.   H.   RIGH&KDSQN,  ATUN   &  DISCOVERY*  Full Line of Clothing Jiist From the East  ' THE   LATEST   STYLES. '  .Complete Stock of Dry Goods -  THE    LATEST   IN  ffltr-   ,      GOLD  HATS,    BOOTS    AND     SHOES.  SEAL   GUM    BOOTS  Our 'Goods are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL    PAID   UP   $8,700,000,  RSSERVE,   $3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, eto,  ' Exchange sold on all Points*  Gold Dust Purchased-  -Assay Office in Connection.'  D. ROSS, Manager.  THE JIOYAL HOTEL,  E.   BOSSELLI,  Proprietor.  0 Corner Paarl arid First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  riRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS. A SPlCIAtTY.  Hydraulic   Mining;  �� Machinery*  GIANTS,    WATER   GATES,  HYDRAULIC  ANGLE  WATER  STEEL   RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED  I J  PIPE.  Pumping &   Hoisting  Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  1       Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin  B. C ��'  1-.-       >��  (-I  ',_  ���Or-  ,    ATUN,  B. C\  SATURDAY,  QCTOEER 31,    *9��3i  \N.   C. - WHEELING   k   CO.   ,' ���      &     " ; '   A.   S.   CROSS   & ; CO.,  , , '-      / <  ��� / ,     <    , !,  1 < ' ��� ' '     i " i ' ' '  ,    Have amalgamated their (businesses and'have formed "a7 Joint Stock Company, which, in future, will be known as  '"THE". ATLIN '. TRADING' COMPANY,.-* LIMITED.  '  The New'Firm will conduct all Business in the   premises   formerly   occupied   by   N.   C\   Wheeling   &   Co,'and  will   ,carry  largest aud   best selected   Stock of''Groceries, 'Drv Goods, Boots, & Shoes/Etc.,1 Etc.,'ever carried in Atliu     r   .   ,  ,  ,     ' -   : t ' '   ' - \ A.   S.   CROSS,   President  and   Treasurer    '     ,  ,  , i ' * ' , '   , , N.   C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.  the  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  'Russia will concentiate' he'? enei-  i  gies on maintaining control ofMaii-  churia ,    ��� '    < _    *  * Mr. John ' Morley has ranged  himself as a zealous" opponent' of  Mr. Chamberlain.    -  *       l'\     '   ,  - Welsh miners have been import-  ed into the United ,States,under  false pretenses and in ''violation of  the contract law.'  Nelson is agitating'for,a resident  Supreme Court Judge m the Kootenay. ' ,-  v The Porte*\vas official accessory  to the recent outrages at Beirut.  The pioposed visit of the Tsar to  Rome has been abandoned.'  Northern Lunther Co.  -    Prices for tho Season 1903.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given ,thnt sixty ,davs  after date I intend,, to applj to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds nnd Works for permission to purchase the following- desciibed  tract of land. ~ "*  Commencing at postmarked H. W."E. C's.  S. E. Corner post placed 120 feet from tbe  corner of Bant A\euue-and Luke Stroet on  the north side, in the town of Atlin, B. C.  and follow ins the line of Kant Avenue towards the Lake shore 110feet moie or less,  thenoe following ' the line of Lake^Street  northeily 120 feot tlience eas-teib HO feet/  thence 120 feet southeilj, more oi less to  point of commencement. Containing 0.33  acres more or less r  Dated at Atlin. B. C. October 0th, 1903.  ' H. W. E. Canavan.  Rough, up to'8 inches, $35   .  - "do       ,do     10  t  ,,        40.'  do       do^ i2(     ,, " " 45.  Matched Lumbei, $45.  Surfacing, $5.00 per 1000 feet.  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.5.  ,Wm. Brown, C.E,  . -'/"WTtKINSON '&*   BROWN     "  Provincial  Land   Surveyors   &   Civil   Engineers,     o   .  Hydraulic   Mine  Engincerinfj   a   Specially  Odico, Peail  St., ncar'Third St,. Atlin,'KO,  WORK UP TO DATE.  , John Pugh, the Vancouver Taxidermist \ is at ' ,Cariboo Crossing  aftei Northern animals. Anyone  wishing an3r ' heads mounted  or furs '���'��� i dressed can forward to Cariboo"where Mr. Pugh  will take care of them: ,.   *  NOTICE is herebj (riven, that sixty days  from date X intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds mid Works, for permission to purchase the follow Ins describod  piopertj.  Commencing at Initial Post No. 1 at a  point on the Sontlieily Boundary of the Flora Bench Lease on the north bank of Pine  Creek in the Atlin Mining District, and following-the Southerly Boundary of the Flora  Bench Leaso North liasterlv fi\e hundred  feet, thence North Westerly three hundred  feet, thence South Westerly five hundred  feet, thenre South Enstoilj three hundred  feet mora or less to point of commencement.  Containing: 3.44 acres, more or less.  Dutcd at Atlin, B. C.October 20th. 1903*  O. T. S-witzer.  ' NOTICE is hereby given that the Court of  Revision and'Appeal under the_provisions of  the "Assessment Act" for the Atlni Lake,  Bennett Lake'and Chilkat Mining Divisions  of Cassiar District is postponed from Monday  October 20th., to Wednesday r Octodei 27th ,  'l'JOSi at the same hour and place,'  <  IV i     ', * J. A.Fiaser,  ���^   , Govemmsnt Agent  Government Agent's Office,   '       '  "Atlin, B.C. October  Mth.1908.  DRINK THE< BEST  i   i ,  "NABOB    T  ����  In Lead Packets oi l/2 -it/ Aiid i lb each.      , 7-  ���*      ���> ,   �� ^   ���  ' '   . .*   * i       -  L *  - * 7   For Sale by all First "Class Grocers,  KELLY. ' DOUGLAS   &  Co.. Wholesale Grocers, Vancouver, B CI  TIIE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.   '.EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN.FIRST-CLASS MANNER.     -  French, Restaurant In - Connection.  David Hastib,  Proprietor.   >  1  i i '*<  Corner, of First'and Discovery Streets.   ,  TH�� WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE.  * ...     - ���    * i *  * ������   <   *���   , * -   >  . v        __  Pacific   and   Arctic   Ruilwaj   and Navigation I ompany,  '~  ' British Columbia Yukon   Kailway Company.    ' ���   ���    r  '- ' .   . British Yukon .Kailway Companj, l i ,*,  NOTICES.  NOTICE is herebj gh on thatysi\ty dnjs  fiom the date hereof, I intend making  application to the Honorable the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase sixty acres of land  for agricultural purposes, in tho Atlin  District of Cassiar, situated as follows:  Commencing at a stake marked B. B's  North-West'Corner Post situated on the  East Bauk of tho Atlmtoo Kner, thence in  an Easterly Diroction 20 Chums, thence in a  Southerly Direction tt) Chains, thonce  Westerly about 40 Chains, thence along tho  East Bank of the Atlintoo River about  30 Chains to the point of commencement,  containing- .in nil about 60 acres, more or  loss. '  Dated at Taku. B.  C,  19th . Auc-Ubt.1903.  H. A.  C. H.  Butler,  Butler.  r  - ��� t  't   '         i  TIME TABLE.  H   i  ,  ,  1         - '                       r  Daily except Sunday.  ,           (                             ^  NoSN.   B.  No.l   N. B  No.  2. S. Bound      No. 4 S. Bounfc  2nd class.  1    1st class.  r     ^  1st class.      --        2nd class.  8. 30 p. m.  9. 30 a. m.  LV.    SKAGUAY         AR.  4. 30 p. m.      AR r4.15 a. m.  in. 30   ���  10. W |    ���  11. 00 (,  WHITE PASS  1*                                                                               l*  3  05               ,,.          j*.  3.00   ���                    2. 10 ���  11.10 a.m.   .  11.45       ���  ���      LOG CABIN           ���   *  2.10',,            ���    'l.00���           '  12* 20  12.15 |  1.35/  12. 35 i p.m  BENNETT  1.15 | p.m      ���      12. 20   p.m.  2.45   ,  2.10   ���  ���      CARIBOU  11.50   a.m     ,.       10.20    ���  6.40   ���  4. SO   ���  AR    WHITE HORSE LV  9 SO     ���       LV       7.00   ��� ,  Passengers must be at depots in time to have Baggage inspected and checked. In��  spection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train.  150 pounds bf baggage ��ill be checked free with each full fare ticket and 75 pound*  with each half fare ticket. * * ,  J. G. Cornell.  STEVEN  ingle Barrel Gun  THE MOST POPULAR QUN MADE  This gun is fully up to the  quality of our rifles, which for 38  years have beeii STANDARD.  It is made in 3 styles, and in 12,  16 and 20 gauge. Bored for Nitro  Powder and fully guaranteed.  No. 100 . . $1.f)0  No. IIO . . 12.09  No. I20   .   .    15.00  Send stamp for large catalogue illustrating  complete line, brimful of valuable information  to sportsmen.  J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co.  P. 0. Box CHIC0PEE FALLS, MASS.  ���TNTOTICE is herob} e-iven that Sixty days  ��� after date I intend to appb to- the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the followint?  described tract of laud for agricultural  purposes: Commenoiiif** at a post marked  Duvld L. Hall's K. L. corner.thence 20chains  West, thonco 80 chains South, thenco 10  chains Eust, thence SO chains North to place  of commencement, containing iu all 160  acres more or lest.  Situated two miles cast of Atliu Lake and  about 10 miles North of Atliu Townsite on a  small crook knoun us Burnt Creek.  > David L. Hall  Dated at    Atlin,   II. C.   this   24th. day  of  Aucust 1903.  NOTICE is hereby jrhon that sixt> day  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commidiioner of Lauds and Worlcs for permission to purohose the following dovribod  trae of land for agricultural purposes:  Commoiicinir at post planted at the South  i^itst corner of R Gricruou's pieomptiou  N'o. 245, situntod near Surprise Lake in tho  Vtlin District,thonce East 20chuinu to Post  ��, thence.North 20 chains to Post 3, thence  West 20 chains to Post 4, theuce Soiitu 20  olmim. to place of commoiH'emont, containing in nil about foi ty ni,ros more  oi l<��s��.  JOHN DUNHAM  1) Uoil nt Surpriso Lnke, Aug. iSth. I9flj.  Hugget Ijotef  ��� Discovery.  "open day and night.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  r   IN  CONNECTION. "  Headquaitsrs for Brook's stag*.  Pcllcw-Harvcy, Bryant & Gilman  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890.           ��04 '-   W. WALLACE GRIME A Co.,  Agents.  Large or Small Samples forwarded for Assay  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOWOPEN,  Furnishing   The  BEST MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  En. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  F. Shields & Eddy Durham.  Now ix'cup) their new qunrteis nest  to the Buuli of B. N. A.. First Stieot.  Thc hath rooms are ciqunlh ns good as found  in citicu.   Private Entruno* for ladies.  TRY  J. D. DIME'S  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE'  PAINTS & OILS  Atlin S: Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF   CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000.  A. C. Uirsohfcld, Agent. *c~ -    *i  4.1,  ~V~"  J~.      *W      ' -��'/M��.MIaW m  .AMllU^UJliAWMUt't i    >  '     Mi  "��ffl  TWO MEN.  Bt ANNIE NATHAN MAYER  OTHING had happened���nothing at all.    She said it  over and over again to herself, as if, to persuade herself that it was true.' But it  ���was nothing���nothing at all.  She lay back on the steamer ohair that'  ,vas her favorite  resting-place,  perched  Ihigh up in the little piazza just 'outside  I'her bedroom.   She closed her eyes wear-  fily to think it all over, while the muffled  ���roar of the breakers coming across the  feay reiterated the tiresome phrase���that  nothing,  nothing at all  had happened.  'She tried to collect her thoughts and discover just  w;hal hod tnken  place���this  ' mothing.     She had gone to thc dinner���  tber husband  had insiatccl on her going  ���without him���she had met Ilobart again,  whey had chnltcd dm ing thc dinner, in a  ���conventionally superficial way, and then  ���again in a moie peisonnl, intimate way  ,on tho piazza nfter tlie coffee.    And he  Uiod escorted her home���while the maid  fwho had called for her walked slightly  ,behind.     At parting lie had looked into  ,frer eyes,  said, "Good < night"���told  her  jhow pleasant  it had been, to meet hei  again, and had asked permission to call  some other time, and���and that was all.  'As she had told hci self for the twentieth  J-time, nothing had really happened at all.  Well, what was changed?    And what  [was she going to do now?     And why?  The deep, regular bieafhing of hci* sleeping husband came to her from the closed  'ebutteis on her left���the room adioining  ithers.   Ah, her husband!    If he had only  'Sbeen different!    How many women, she  ���wondered, had excused themselves thus?  'Here she was battling with the most scri-  ���ous resolution   she   had  ever   stiugglcd  Iwith���yes, more serious than that other  '���she had taken a few weeks before���and  Ithere he was sleeping as calmly a stone's)  '������throw awav as if she had never existed.  iThat typified their relation     Or if sho  'had been blessed with'a child! She smiled  'a little, wry smile at the staleness of the  'excuse���always excus.es.  ,    -She stared foi a while out over across  jibe bay, and almost fancied she could'see  'the dancing white foam beyond the sen-  itinel dunes.   Making a. great effort, she  determined to fight off her growing sluggishness, her longing to diift, determined  resolutely to begin from the very beginning, and think it all out for heisclf.  When she*had'come down from town,  ishe had been so sure of herself, so absolutely convinced that she was light, and  that nothing could alter her detcinuna-  tion.  She had agreed to everything, and  Harriman *had remained in town to or*  ranee some business matters, and she had  planned to be domestic for a few weeks,  aad then'they were tovsail quietly away  in Borope and begin life all over again  ��� 'There was to" be no scandal, they had  ���gone all-over-it so often, she was deter  ! (mined to spare her husband's pride���his  lone vulnerable point���she was to go oi  jtb the Massachusetts coast to pay a visit  ito her sister, and he was to sail for a  'rear's stay in Europe, being over-worked  ihy that last public building he had erected in Tacoma.   Hei  husband would  re-  ������cen e a letter, explaining it as quietly as  Possible, and no one would know until  Iche divorce was granted.    Divorces can  Jbe arranged so quietly if one knows the  ropes, and has the will and the wheie  ! withal to cheat the reporter   Of course  Ithere would be some talk���she had made  up her -mind there would be some���bu  Ishe knew she could rely on her husband  ko do it with as neat despatch as if no  , 'were arranging a contest for a cup. Ye-  '   lie would s?axe her  because it would bo  ��� sparing his name,   nis name!   Yes, she  said to herself, dreamily, that was realh  all he had ever given hei. There had bee..  I times in the past when she had wondcied  I* it would have made any difference had  -Idle been a poor girl and had owed a gi'eai  deal to him. Would gratitude have been  ��� * bond?   But she had not had even the  Wy of that sentiment.   This beautiful  iLong Island home had always been hen,  Wshe had loved every nook and cranny  Lof-it long before she had ever mot him,  '���while he, even now, cared for it only for  ���'the sport of racing fast boats, or now and  -{then going off on a cuusc with a jolly  (stag party and plenty of cold bottles on  boaid. ,  She had come down four weeks ajo  kvith thc thought of Harrimanstirring  liter strangely as she went about the place  lie had loved with her. They had been  Ithe most perfect companions the signaler before. She had never met a man  that so completely gave himself up to the  ifascination of lower Long Island-even  las she had done. Ho was constantly  (pointing out to her the beauty of some  !great whito sail silently gliding over  What was apparently a green meadow���  W the little inlets on which the boats  bailed all day long slipped in and out  lainoiig irregular patches of high swamp  Vraea���or of the sky swept by great white  cloud-wings as of angels, or of the sea,  ���ever alike and yet ever changing._ Ihcy  '���never tired of the racy air���-union ol  Ibrine and pine���the spicy, bestirring air  Jof lower Long Island. They had glided  ���into this intimacy of thought and feeling  uis innocently ns those pure white sails  'glided before the ^>wid.  Then all at once theie had been asnud-  ���dering awakening, brought about by  ���"some light word spoken by a woman who  -.thought the worst and thought nono the  'liess of them���perhaps a little more���for  it. The purity of thc white sails was  gone. They could not bear the usual attitude of the gay set, somehow they were  ���of different calibre, and so they had  talked it all over again and again, until at  last the following spiing had brought its  -solution�����. decision not lightly taken on  either side.  She smiled now, alone in the darkness���  fcow well she had conned every argument  ���they were young, were both their lives  to be sacrificed to an ill-considered act of  a mere girl? Her husband did not need  her, his valet was of infinitely more importance to him, perhaps his horses came  ���next, and then his yacht, and then pos-  ���niblv she���or possibiy another���she had  long since ceased to care. ,  How they had protested again and  again���Harriman and she���that they  were made for each other! They were  sympathetic, looked on life and nature  from the same vantage point, enjoyed  everything together, ah I how they enjoyed I Made for one another?. Why,  they were one, more united than ever  husband and wife had been. Their union  would not be a mere' yielding to passion  ���she felt she could not endure that���of  course not���it would be a union of intel-  'lect, heart, bouI���everything. How they  had delighted in justifying themselves to  each other I How sure they had been that  , their wrong-doing would "Be different'  from that of any other couple in all the  'centuries that had gone before! This  special instance���this one case���(ah,  how we all love to deceive ourselves!)  Wrong-doing! why it was right-doing?  They were the blithest of sinners^ tho  most conscious of well-doers the sun  shone on,  _ So for the past four weeks she had  'ived i in a dream���oaten, slept, talked,  drh en as usual, but awake only to the one  great fact that faced her. There wore  powerful'memories'stirring her at every  ���turn of the drive���every irregulai inlet,  every odor had brought Haniman vividly before her. She was going to him���  the struggle was over, another week to bo  dreamed through and she would be his  till death parted them."  Till death parted them���she had' heard  that before���somewhere from rthe dim  past those solemn words rose with a  strange accusation.* Why did such  thoughts persist to-night? Why bung up  again all those linn owing doubts? She  had not decided lightly; she was entering into this new relation far moie pi.iy-  rrfully, far more earnestly than ten years  before as a meie child she had entered  into marriage. c  Till death���yes, this step must be final.  Its finality, its steadfastness, was what  separated it from mere���mere���ah! she  could, not say it. r" Yet���suddenly- she  sprang up and paced the kittle p\i7/&���  yes,' something had happened after all.  That was what had-happened, the fiist-  shock of doubt had come to her. Doubt  ���not of him, no, no, she believed in him  He wprshippcd*her,'and what was more,  he honored her. Of course no other  woman would ever believe it, but he honored her for the very sacrifice she was  'about to make for him. 'He honored her  thiat she was not the type to deceive hei  husband. He knew all that the step  meant to her. She was positive that his  love for her was that clean, honest love  which lasts after a woman's hair turns  grey. She knew the glow "would sweep  into his great blue eyes, ten���yes, twenty  ���years from th%n atJ the sight of her,  just as they did now.  ���* But doubt none the less���and worse,  'doubt of herself!'' It had come! She  should be thankful, at least, that it had  riot come too late. The tragedy of doubt  afterward���that would have killed hei  by inches. Better far the doubt now.  And how had that doubt* entered hei  Eden? A pair of mocking black eyes  answeTed her. Her hand, felt again the  slight pressure of an hour ago. She shivered and drew^her golf cape closely about  her, and turned her head and took some  of the rough collar between her teeth. "]  won't believe it���I can't. I won't'" sh��  i murmured, as she bit savagely at tin  woolly wrap.  ; It was all so alwisrd���positively child  ishl 'What had Kobart done? Nothing  .whatever. He had said nothing at am  , lime that a man may Dot say to a woman  im the same social standing. What had  ; aroused that sudden consciousness, thai  'unexpected spark, as of stone strik'  ling stone, Hung straight from eye  I to eye? The slightest tightening oi  j the good-night clasp of the hand, tin  'sharp, quickened breath, and it was al  lover. She would have thought nothing  I of it a few years ago. Pshaw! it,w<i  i nothing. Her anomalous position had  sharpened her intuitions, she was morbu  ind overstrung, perhaps, she scolded hci  elf, she was even growing absurd. Ant  \ et the next instant she was telling hei  (self that a contented wife can afford  I quickening breath, a flash of sympathy  [Whatever may be called that subtle, eln  jsive sex-consciousness, but a woman win  jw.is on the brink of leaiing her lawfn  |1 usband for another man? There Mas  I sudden glimpse of possibilities���a gica  (chasm seemed to open before hei-���.  j black defile. Horrible! she coveicd he  ! face with' her hands.  ! Half an hour later, her one tlious-'i  I was how to tell him. She never coul.  ! bring herself to confess the truth���to n  'veal to him the spcctie that had aiiso  ibetween him and her. She knew he won!  Hake it all as a lack of trust in him. Al  !'how that would hint! ne would thin'  J3he held him as oilier men, light wooi'i  |0f the passing moment. But urn th.  .was better than to confess it w.is liciscl  lihe mistrusted. How she would fall i  'iiis eyes! It must be the ollipi, lull t .  lit would. She rose wearily, and went 1  ther desk. After all, it had come iibnn  !that it was not to her husband ll.al th  difficult letter was to be written.  She wrote rapidly, and nervon*-!,  '.canned one note after another, befui  I earing it up iu passionate disgust. 1  .ill, she deployed four. Then n '���udib  inspiration c.uiie to her���at least a tci.i  pora-ry wav out of thc difficulty:  "Dear Mr. Harriman: I have sudden),  decided not to pay that visit to my si*)  ter, as I had intended to do nr.\t wo��l:  So I shall remain nt Summertime, when  we shall be glad to welcome you .it an,,  lime."  ���     ���������������������  When ho came, ns she knew he woul-i  there was very little explanation. Sin  had quivered in imagination before tln  painin his eyes, the reality could not hurl  >worse. Sho implored him to believe that  sho still trusted him���loved him? Of  course, as ^he always would continue to  do. But she could not do it���she was  not as courageous as she hod thought her  self���that was all. He knew it was not  all, but he bowed before her decision us  he must.  The day before he sailed, they sat talking conventionally in the little summer-  House overlooking the bay. Thither came  Hobart.' She rose politely, introduced the  two men, continued to chat in her  musical, low voice. Thc two men felt a  frigidity beneath all her vivacity���there  was a sense of strain, of a holding-in at  some powerful emotion. No oneoould  ,have named it���yet all three felt its influence.  To Harriman even her voice had  changed, hardened as if the muscles in  the' throat' were held in ,a vice. By a.  strange intuition ,he realized that this  newcomer had played some part in her  decision. Hobart only felt in some vague  way that she would never respond to him  again as he had felt her respond that one  toahL He glowered at Harriman and  cursed his coming below his breath. The  two men watched each other closely, dangerous lights came and went in their eyes.  Bhe chatted on without daring to' stop,  ���and here and there the men threw in ft,  polite interjection or two. They were  ,club men of''the twentieth century. Had  they been savages, tfticy would have flown  fet each other's throats.' '  "Howdy 1" rang out , her husband's  voice, as, cool and calm in his white  yachting suit, he approached with a hand  out for either man: "Stay to dinner?"  But neither man accepted. ,At the gate  one mans took the road to the left, tha  other the road to the right.   Yet neither  man    really understood.���July    "Book-  -jnan." "w -��*----  Hymen, O Hymenaee.  London "'Punch."    *  "Would you pny ten pounds ti year to  ���remain a bachelor?" askedi Phyllis, looking up from the paper.  "How do you mean?" I returned.  .     "Well, they're going to put a tax on  bachelors," she observed. *���      ,  '  ���-.I roused myself and regarded her with  astonishment.   '       " '  "In a place called Kansas," she continued. "I suppose that's in America,  isn't it?"  "Read it out," I suggested, and sho  began: "���>-  "'A bill has, bc~en"introduced into the  Kansas State Legislature providing for  a tax on bachelors of fifty dollars a year,  and on spinsters of twenty-five dollars a  year.' It's a funny bill," she commented.  "Very," I admitted.  "But I should think it would be rather  a good thing in some ways," she continued. "Suppose there is a bachelor  who hasn't got fifty dollars and a spins--  ter who hasn't got" twenty-five���if they  marry they will save seventy-five."  ' She was so pleased with her logical  conclusion that I only said, "I'm glad I  don't live in Kansas." ��� ,,  "Oh, we shall get the law here soon,"  said Phyllis, nodding her head prophetically, "so you needn't be glad. You art*  always saying yourself that> England is  becoming Ameiicanizcd. And, besides,  people want to be made to marry.* Nobody marries nowadays ,, till they are  about eighty."       <     *;  "It might be a remunerative tax," I  agreed. "I daresay, one' of the discredited Governments will take it up. I  wouldn't pay it myself,' though."  "Then you'd have to marrv," said  Phyllis.  "I wouldn't do that, -either," I returned. "I would go to prison like Dr.  Clifford."  "Oh," said Phyllis.  "What would you do?" ^enquired  She hesitated.  arfer" the' Battle of the Nile. Tiie  plume is - truly a magnificent thing.  Brilliants of great size and beauty are  set on silver wires, so fine that the eight  'or ten erect lines of light quiver and  flash with the slightest movement, lriese  converge on a atar centered by a rose  diamond of purest water; behind this is  cunningly hidden clockwork which can  cause the star to revolve. One can imagine the effect of this blazing in thc tarboosh) of the Lord of the East.   ���-  ���To take an ornament pfrom his own  person and bestow ifupon an underling  is considered in Constantinople to be "the  highest decoration possible to be won;  and never had this honor been conferred  on an unbeliever before Nelson's day. An  English attache'was sent to. cany tlie  gift to the battered decks of the "Vanguard," and to explain to tiie young admiral (Nelson was not1 forty then) its  exact significance. *���  < The Battle of thc Nile was the height  and splendor of Nelson's glory. ' No  clouds had gathered then round the hero  who had done and was yet to do so much  for his country. It was impossible, Europe thought, to honor hiin too much.  At tho United Service Institution, beside  the Plume of Triumph, is a gift which  is more touching if less magnificent. "It  i3 a walking-stick presented to Nelson by  the Island of Zante, and1 lound the'  handle a circlet of diamonds is set. Poor  and small they seem'bc&idc thc Sultan's  jewels, but they were "all the diamonds  which were possessed in Zante." Every  man and woman surrendered what1 they,  had,to do honor to ,the manvwho bad"  "saved the Mediterranean." These, relics  ,arc'lent for a short time by Nelson's  family, and are well 'worth seeing. Ono  is the better for occasional buibning'up  in tho stories of the day beforo yesterday: '  *. ��� ��� ��� ,i  . * A Good Prescripti��Ai.  >     .        i -.  Fastleigh���I'm>afraid'I'm going wrong,  doctor. ��� What would yon advise me ,to  do? Family Doctoi���Paj-i your debts,  my boy. < "Eh, what?' What do you  mean?" "Why, if you were to pay your  debts you couldn't afford to dunk ,so  much whiskey, to play so many games  of billiards, or to eat such expensive suppers���and so you would soon recover  jrour usual health."���"Ally Sloper."    -Vi  views nave Deen reception committees  and Individual parents, that the many-  childrened have seen made a conspicuous  .feature of the programmes arranged for.  .the Presidential tour.   It was left, howJ  ���ever, for a New York journal to go to  the extreme of showing the President^  theories in the "fullest" possible manifestation, and to this end it insulted, its  readers   by  parading   the' portraits  of  ( Mormons, some of whom haying espoused  ' aa many as six wives, are now the fath-'  ers  eaoh of  thirty-nine,immediate'descendants.   The vlewB of one of these  men are given extensive space, and in  order.to still further honor, him, his portrait is published along with those of  other Mormons.    Naturally,  the President's  views are  heartily ��� seconded  by,  ,the Mormons, they as well as he having,  apparently, not the slightest conception  of, any higher view of the function of  the human being, especially of women,  than to be a connecting- link between  generations.   If adults are so foolish'as  'to burden themselves with children be-  'yond their ability properly to bear and  icare for them after birth, small sympathy need <be wasted upon them.     Their ,  unwise  courBe  will,  in'most  instances,  ibring its own bitter punishment, which  ;it is to be hoped will be propeily disciplinary.   'But It is for the children that  ono",pleads.", 7  . Three Victims of Fashion.  London's Bridge Craze.  The bridge craze in Londoi is again  agitating society and club' circles, and  quite ,a revolt is rising1 among certain sections against vthe game. Archdeacon Sinclair waxes very fierce in his  indictment of this game. ' "The present  period," he says, "reminds one of the  day9 of the Begeneyi when women of  high position .remained indoors throughout the,day with the blinds down playing faro. ���-I* have recently heard of cases  in which young girls started playing  bridge on' Sundays immediately after  ���breakfast and continued playing all day.  No man who is a man should allow his  womankind to gamble and become in  debt to other men. The consequences of  such a state of affairs will not_ even  bear discussion. The only way to check  this growing evil is for women of really  high position and high principle to form  a league against playing bridge by, women." A member of the Portland and  Turf Clubs���who, although a devotee of  bridge, regards with aversion the reckless  gambling -of fashionable womfcn p,nd  would-be smart men���said: "Something  "I shouldn't like to go to prison, and 1! must be done to check gambling, at any  raj.e among women.   Many men, myself  among them, absolutely "refuse to  play  Women have been  " .In the attic thero met a hoop-skirt, a  bustlo and a corset.    ��� ,    v   ,  ' "Good morning, friends," said the^cor-  bct, who was a new arrival. ,  Tho others saluted graciously.-  "It has been a long-time since I saw,,  you," said tho corset to the bustlo.  "Yes," answered the- bustle. "They"  ��� *old me to go 'way back-and sit down-  quite a whilo ago." < <  , > "And I," murmured the hoop-skirt. "1  "once had" my. day of usefulness, and I  must say I enjoyed lifo whilo I was in'  society."  -   "I   understand,"' commented   tho  cor-'  set, "that you whooped things up con-;  ^siderably."  "Indeed 'I did," answered the hoop-  'skirt.with a flutter of pride: "If I do say;  lit myself, they'all had to make room for)  me." ", " '  "But at lost," observed the bustle, a,  irlfle maliciously, "you had to go In or-.  "d��r to make room for them."  "True,", retorted the hoop-skirt; "but?  you' had to go "  "Excuse me," interrupted the  corset  sadly, "but it does us no good to indulge; _  in this recrimination.   I remember when;  first I attained popularity. ��� -It was said!  then that I had come to stay." ",' t  \ The three were mingling their tears,j  when Dame, Fashion groped^her way;,  through * the attio, to them.     ���   ,  "Here they are!" she* cried. "Just,  what I want for next season."���''Judge.'*!  Character in Names?  shouldn't like to pay the fine, and I  shouldn't like to have to marry just anyone. I don't kno.w what I should do  How long would they give us to make  up our minds?" *  "You'd have to decide at once," I said  "The tax would come into force on the  day the bill was passed."  "Would most peoplo^pay?" she asked.  "I hope most people would prefer to  resist passively," I answcied.  "The prisons would be rather full,"  she suggested. "Why, if all the unmai  ried people went lo prison theie would  not be room for them. They'd have to  build new prisons. What does one do  in prison?"  "One picks oakum and makes mail-  bags," I answered.  "They would soon pick all thc oakum,  and there would be^oo many mail-bags,"  said Phyllis. "Wouldn't the state find it  ���very expensive?"  I assented. ,,  "Then it would be "glad to get rid of  them," she went on. "It would try to  marry them in the prisons and then let  them go."  "How could it do that?" I asked in  some curiosity. "You can't marry people  by* force."  "But people will soon mai*ry each other if they have opportunities of meeting," she declared.  "You don't get many opportunities of  meeting in a prison," I objected. "Thv>  system doesn't provide for it."  "They'd alter the system, then," said  Phyllis. "They'd have to give tea-parties  nnd dances, and private theatricals and  things."  "That would alter the system,", I  agreed. "But I doubt if it could bo  done."  "Then they'd have to keep all the unmarried people in prison for ever," she  said. "I don't think even the state could  be so silly as that. No, if the bill is  passed it will happen as I say, and prison will become "  "A kind of matrimonial agency," I  suggested, as she paused for a word.  "Yes," she said. "And I shall go thewy  tooj it will be great fun.  Relics of Nelson,  There is just now, says an English  paper, a very interesting objection loan  in the United Service Institution nt  Whitehall ��� thc plume of Triumph  L'ivcn    by     the    Sultan     to._  Nelson  Use Lever's Dry Soap (a powder} to  wash woolens and flannels,���you'll like  it 32  bridge with women,  known to stand up when they have lost  three rubbers and , hysterically accuse  some unfortunate male player of cheating before a roomful of people." Several  of the West End clubs have found it necessary to limit bridge gambling. The  newly formed Atlantic Club, for example,  has decided that not more than $2,500 a  week will be booked to \ single member.  Points will be limited to 50 cents each,  with a maximum of $50 on a game.  These sums considerably exceed .those allowed .by other clubs, but tiie Atlantic's  nickname of the "Millionaires' Club" ex- j  plains why high play is allowed there. |  The weekly limit at the St. James's <plun j  has been fixed at $1,500, and at the I  Bachelors' Club at $1,000, while the j  points of the game aie limited to 25 |  cents at each club. No money changes |  hands during the games at these jlubs. i  Each player employs a card-room cashier |  to keep accounts. If a loser docs not |  pay his account by an appointed date he \  ceases to be a member. A development  of the game is that interested persons sit  behind a known skilful player and back  his skill. A secretary of one of tha  clubs says that when a member is know \  to be an exceptionally good player, but <  is not rich or not rash enough to plaj  heavy points, other members will carry i  him, that is, pay his points and draw it ,  percentage of his winnings. Many a clever fellow, it is said, is making $5,000 a  year in this manner without running any  risk.  ���> In allusion to' the rtheory of an English  newspaper writer who holds that a man's  ..character is consciously or unconsciously.  influenced by^his Christian name and  whose article to that effect was reproduced in "Saturday Night" last 'week.  London "Punch" piintes some bantering  comment: -r   < \ '  Nothing, it declares, is so unalterable  as the character that accompanies a  Christian name. Deductions from Christian names are absolutely safe. They  have all the finality of the axioms of  Christian science. For instance, have  you ever known an Oliver who was not  interested in lightning conductors, an Al-  ina who was not artistic, or a Sidney  who did not oppose the Baconian heresy? ���  Names ending in zw always denote  selfishness. Names ending in tku are to  be avoided: their owneis are treacher-  Beware of names beginning in Yp.  Takes Issue with the President.  Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, Boston's  veteran lecturer, took issue the other  day in a lecture before the Mothers'  and Fathers' Club in that city  with President Roosevelt on the  subject of large families. What is needed, she asserted, is "child culture." "It  would not be race suicide if we were to  have homes into which only two or three  children were born. Quality and character signify more than a horde." Mrs.  Livermore took the stand that Ameri  cans need to give more attention to the ,  .culture of fathers and mothers than to j  that of the child. "There are men and '  women who are unfit to be the parents of  'children," she said; "in many cases it i"  better to take children away from theii  'natural parents, so that they may have  a chance to do better." A writer in  "Vogue," who also considers the President's "race-suicide" opinions harmful to  the community, says: "So_carried away  jby the President's^ exceedingly flippant  No woman over seven feet high was ever  called Birdie. , Women nanned George  write novels. A baby named Jabez Elijah Ahasuerus, if always called by its  full name, will riot grow up. A cat if  called Beethoven is sure to indulge in  moonlight sonatas.  Joseph is ambitious and shrewd. Hugh  *i3 opinionated and talks too much. Win-,  ston shaies these peculiarities. Lloyd is  '*ugumentative. Jesse is bovine, and  runs to side-whiskers. Show we a Wilfrid  and I will show you a teetotaller. Arthur might be less willowy. Gerald is  academic. George is eloquent and epigrammatic. John is sburdyi and persis-  'tent. Gibson is importunate and lmper-  'tment. 'Tim is vitriolic. _  \ Literary men, who study these things,  ! will 'bear out what I say.   Ask them if  ��� they ever knew an Andrew who was nob  bookish, an Anthony who was not witty,  a Marie who was vain? Thev will tell1  you that Maurice is romantic, Jerome  facetious, MacGreegor undersized. Pro-  'duce a Rudyard, and you will see omni-  > 'science. Conan is interested in crime.  Algernon composed ballads before break-  ' fast.    Theodoie is critical.    William by,  ; .itself is capable de tout: allied to Ernest  dt thunders; allied to Sdhwenck it jokes;  ��� lallied to Robertson it resists tho pay-'  I ment of rates.  Nicknames are  equally   consistent in  ! their connotations.   A bov called "Trot-  > teTs" has large feet. No boy with a snub  nose was ever called "Hookey."    Hav��  ' you ever seen a brunette known as "Gliw  gcr?" Boys and girls who are called "Car*'  rots" have red hair always.  REDUCES  SXPENtSB  will be paid by  >|WWW HIGB&aiU Leve*- Brothers  Limited, Toronto, to any person who  can prove that .this soap contains  any form of adulteration whatsoever,  or contains any  injurious chemicals.  l&ts. for tbe Octagon Oar. ��s  I  A  1 8KBIBII8BBBBllXIBBiaG329E33iB31SBSIDllBEIieS  WHAT IS-MAS?!  ��������������������������� MM  A. Lincoln Moore, Pastor River- jjjjj  side Baptist Church, New a  H York City. S  BIIIIIIiIII.II!!2..ii3.Hia!Ei!!IIl.liniIlIBElili  ' When I consider thv , heavens, the  ���work of thy flmrois, the moon and tlie  ���tars, ���which thou hast ordained; what Is  man, that thou -art mindful of him? ana  ' the son of man, that thou vlsltest him?���  Vaalms, vlli., 3, 4.  We are in constant danger of indulging in wrong thoughts of man. , We are  ' too apt to regard man as a weak, ephemeral creature, of.the utmost insignificance when compared with a star, a  moon, a sun���with the , material universe. As we direct our atlention to  file glorious page of heaven unfolded  Bverhcad, alive with clustering constellations whose bright destinies move at  en infinite altitude '"above the .petty  ���waves of time, and whose passionless  purity and eternal peace seem to mock  the soul, thc spontaneous utterance of  Dur hearts finds expression in the  Psalmist's words '���"When I consider  thy heavens, ,1'ie work of thy fingers,  the' moon and die stars, which t'hou  hast ordained; what is man, that thou  art mindful .of lnm' and the son ofi  man, that thou visilcst him?"  As David looked upon'the rcsplcnd-  < tnt orbs of heaven he was filled with  profound humility "and cried out in awful astonishment .���"What is man?"'  Modern astronomy has' given us a faint  conception of the magnitude of space  und the physical universe. Wc cannot  help feeling that such magnitude'and  yastness are worthy of a .God. Wc cannot help acknowledging our littleness  and  weakness   in  comparison.      That  ' such a 'God, so vast in conception, so  mighty in operation, so wonderful in  wfedom, so august in execution," should  have special thought for every one of  the millions of infinitesimal men crowding the world���faith staggers at such  a thought. The divine greatness becomes appalling. We jcry out :-���  "What is man,' that thou art mindful  Of him?" But David did not stop with  this exclamation -Upon second  thought he -wisely concluded man could  not De inferior* to thc heavens, for  /God has r made him but little lower  than the angels;  or, as  I  read in  my;  ", Hebrew text,'a little lower than "Elo-  ihim"���God. So far from being insignificant in comparison with the heavens, man is'af infinitely more value  then they. The worth of man in these  'days needs constantly to< be emphasized, for a striking tendency of mod-v  ern thought is to think less of man in  proportion  as  laigeiv views aie^taken  - Of the universe in .which man dwells.  Man is the greatest and "noblest work  tA God. The���old Roman conception of  man as the lord of creation approaches.  the truth. God's glory unfolds "as we  nse in'the upward scale of creation,  culminating in that being who, made  but little lower than the angels, bearing  the image and superscription pi God,  crowns the highest pinnacle of creation.  On earth there is nothing great but man.  In man there is nothing great but mind.  True greatness consists not in  weight, bulk or extension, but in intellectual power and moral worth.  Man is created in the image of God |  God is spnit. The soul of man isri  spirit. 'Man as a spiritual being is in  a peculiar sense God's offspring and  partaker'of God's niture. Man therefore is self-determining as God is; he  is free as God is free. He is a person  as God is a person This material  image of God man never loses. So  long as he continues he continues a  person. Man is immortal. He is more  than a plant, more than a mere animal  ���he is a man. Man is man not because he is strong, ingenious, affectionate, but because he is God's inbreathing, -God's image, God's son. So,  though lost, he may be recovered ;  though a wanderer, he may return and  fieast, forgiven, at his Father's _ table,  fceoause though a prodigal he is still  a son.  In view of these transcendent truths  what should be, our proper attitude  toward man? We should respect and  love him. But, >ou say,'it is difficult  to respect some men, for they daily  violate the most sacred laws, betray  the highest trusts, abuse our confidence  End prove recreant to the most binding)  of human obligations Such cases,  however, are the exception and not  the rule. Thc great majority of 'men  tre honest and true; they stand tincor-  rupted, unimpcached and incorruptible.  IA. man may sink into vice and degradation, yet he cannot completely efface  the image of God which is stamped  upon him.  Yet in this feeble, stunted, sinful  ���specimen of humanity, in this ruin oj  noWe manhood, lie wrapped wonderful  possibilities. For let tlie (favorable  conditions come, let the spirit of the  living God breathe his energizing power into this darkened, chaotic soul,  and at once there are order, light, purity, peace. The image of God is renewed from within, the prodigal son  returns home and there is joy in the  presence of the angels of God.  Man's greatness is revealed by God's  thought of ihim. Though a sinner God  Hid not disown him as an incorrigible  son. He would save man. History  Is the demonstration of His great purpose. The key to history is redemption. "God so loved the world that  ie -gave his only begotten Son that  ���Whosoever belicvcth in him should not  "���erish. but have everlasting life." The?  cross of Christ is God's estimate of  man's transcendent worth.  O thou man! immortal mortal, over whom  the  angels  stoop,  Heir of sin and yet of pardon���or despair  and  yet  of hope1 ���  Living,    dying,   loving,    hating,    feeble,  mighty, vile,  beloved;  Thou of whom the heavens take knowledge, '  Thou for whom all hell is moved'  FVhat  shaJl   be   thy   last  unfolding���into  light or into gloom? .  )fhat shall be thy final holding���ageless  blessedness or doom'  , '   '  , "What shall, it profit a man if he  "triall gain the who'c \voild and lose his  own soul? Or what1 shall a man give  In exchange  for his soul?" ,  ���V"," s- '  For the Farmer.  Over-feeding renders the horse slow,  lazy and predisposed to disease, and,  therefore, what is wanted is so to feed  horses,that they shall be in condition  for work. Anything consumed by a  horse in excess of his requirements for  the repair of waste and the maintenance of, condition is food���and, therefore, money���wasted, 'and 'thus individual requirements, ��� which- vary in  horses as in men, should be carefully  studied. a  All Looking to Canada, i ,'  The 'Australian ' pastoralists , have  suffered such tremendous losses, owing  to the prolonged drouth of the* past  few years that many of them are turning their eyes to Canada as a more  suitable field for agricultural operations. An illustration of this is furnished in a recent letter from Mr Robert Caldwell, Chaiiman of thc .Council of Agriculture of South Australia,  to"Mr. J. A. Ruddick, chief of the  Dominion Dairy Division, who ,was  formerly Dairy Commissioner for New  Zealand. IVIr. Caldwell says :���''I  would be greatly ^obliged if you could  supply me with- your opinion of the  land that the Dominion Government  are opening' up for settlement, and  whether you consider the prospects for  settlement are equal to what obtain  in New Zealand. Peihaps the department have literature on hand that  may meet the demand for lnfoima-  tion that is often being made upon  me. I have myself several sons who  do not care about the piospects , of  farming that obtain at the piescnt time  in Australia . If x inducements*' offered, they might turn their attention to  the grain lands of your "great Northwest. We have had a "succession of  disastrous seasons,, but the gloom  cloud seems to be 'lifting, as the present, year, has had a most auspicious  beginning, one of the most favorable  we have  had  for  some _ time Still  vthere are dry patches on our great  island where, an effort is being mad?  to obtain rain by aitificial means."  Hen Oil For Incubators.  An extraordinary step in the artificial incubation of eggs is the result  of some years of labor on the pait of  Mr. E. V. Boyes, a young North  London chemist He has discovered  that. "something," the lack of which,  from the time of the Egyptian downwards, has qualified thc success of ill  artificial incubators With the knowledge that the perspiration and its complex constituents of a sitting hen are  important factors to a successful hatch,  Mr. Boyes secured a quantity of the  perspiration of a large number of  hens feverish with the maternal instinct, and commenced experimenting. He found, on chemical analysis,  that it consisted of a fatty matter,  moisture, and an ethereal substance of  acetic odor, with a little dust or dirt.  Further experiments have resulted in  his now offering the poultry farmer  a novel article of commerce in the  form of "hen oil." He claims that  by putting a little of this curious concoction into the moisture tray under  the egg drawer in the incubator, it will  be automatically evaporated and diffused by the internal heat, and will do  all the instinctive work of a sitting  hen. But this is not all. Mr. Boyes  has invented a tablet which will provide the lifeless incubator with "animal magnetism." The tablet also is  placed in the, moisture tray, and as  it dissolves gives rise to a continuous  non-varying current which aids in  bringing forth a larger percentage of  healthy chicks than is at present ob��  tainable.  Feather Eating.  A good many devices have been tried  to cure fowls which have taken to the  vice of feather-eating, but nothing ot  really outstanding value has been dis  covered. It has been thought that a  deficiency of sulphur in the systems of  the culprits excites a tendency to thc  acquirement of thc vice, and I believe  there is some t'ruth in tins. Improper  (feeding has much to do with it. When  birds have a plentiful supply of green  '(food, have plenty of scratching exercise, and are not overcrowded, they  show little inclination to take to feather-eating. Unfortunately there comes a  time in the lives of the birds when Nature makes severe demands upon their  vitality, and it is then that a few fall  victims to the habit. I refer to the  period of moulting, ahd there _ is no  doubt that if thc birds are kept idle or  in confinement at that time the short  sprouting quills, full of feather nourishment, and no doubt juicy and agreeable  to the taste, are objects of temptation  to them. In this matter prevention is  better than cure. Keep the birds well  employed by scratching for a part of  their living, supply them with plenty  of green food, and if they are moulting  put in a pinch oi Hour -of sulphur for  each bird in the soft food twice or three  times a week. If they arc merely jaded  and listless during vai m weather a little iron"tonic in the dunking water  stimulates their flagging eneigics.  What are' we to do with confirmed  feather-eateis ? If theie are only one  or two in the flock they should be removed from the .othcis as quickly as  possible, as the example is contagious.  Some sulphui in their soft  food and a little Epsom salts  in their di inking water , on  alternate 'days' for, a short time are  likely to do good. I have known peo-  lple to pare the edge of the upper mandible until the quick was practically  reached, and when this is^done thc bird  certainly cannot pluck feathers until it  hardens' again. At 'the same time it  cannot very well pick up grain from the  giound, and lequircs to be fed on soft  food. 'A little touch of a file once a  week keeps ithe suiface sot't. and by  careful feeding during the interval I  have seen a cure effected. But such a  proceeding must not go too far, or the  stage of cruelty would be, i cached, Tho  paring or filing should not proceed so  far as to draw blood Unless it is done  carefully it should not be done at all  Sometimes nothing but thc hatchet  will effect a cure, and that is thc end of  it.���Farmer and Stockbieeder, England. '  Australia's New Capital.  " Tumut, the new cupltal of the Auntra-  Us.n Commonwealth, half-way between  Sydney and Melbourne, la at the preaent  moment so remote fiom the outer world  that It ia fully twenty aalles distant from  the nearest line of railroad, with Which  It keep* In" touch by means of a daily  coach service. But what It lacks in  prosperity and In accessibility It makes  up in salubrity and in the picturesque  fbeauty   of  its   surioundings.  The town as ww constituted has a  population of about thirteen hundred,  with four banks, four churches, curiously  placed, as if they were the reflection, of  the pointer stars of tha Southern Cioss;  a few schools, a lecture hall and three  Inns. The principal buildings are of,red  brick, while the others are of the  weatherboard, verandah fronted, corrugated iron roof variety, as common in.  the small western towns of this country  as in Australia, and are perched on the  slope of the hillside, along the banks of  the River Tumut, from which the town  tikes' its name, and which, unlike most  Australian rivers, does not become tn-  flnltesimally small during the hot  wpather, but remains at 'the high water  mark always, thanks, perhaps, to .the  melting snows of the neighboilng mountains, the loftiest of .which is Mount  Kosciusko, the culminating point of tho  en tlie continent.  This abundance of water all the year  round���so rare in Australia���contributes to  render the Town of Tumut and its vicinity a perfect garden from January to  December. The river is overhung by  closely set willows, while the roads are  bordered by hedgeiows of sweet briar, in-  t-termingled with wattle, the golden blossom of which is the floral -emblem of  Australia. Long lines of poplars are  dwarfed here and there (by huge gum  trees, while the valley is green with Indian corn, Tumut maize commanding the  top pi Ices in the maikets of Sydney and  Melbourne. , In fact, the vegetation of  Tumut never becomes the withered, bone  dry spectacle, so familiar during the heat-v  ed season in other .parts of Australia ;  and situated as it Is in a sheltered mountain valley, it3 climatic conditions'are  those of a sanatorium as compared with  those of Sydney and Melbourne. Indeed,  it is difficult to conceive of political strife  taking any acute form at Tumut, where  the mountain air, cooled by the snows of  towering Kosciusko, will always be at  hand to soothe the heated passions and  to calm the fevered brow of the Australian leglslatois  Tumut has tho rare advantage of being  able to have its name spelled forward  or backward, according to the wishes of  its inhabitants, and moreover, is  aboriginally and therefore characteristically Australian.  Kept His Disk Cleared.  Railroad circles, as well as a large portion of the general public, were greatly  interested in tho resignation of ,W. 'A.  Garrett from the general supenntendency  of the Philadephia Ac Beading raihoad a  few months ago.to assume a more important position with the Queen & Crescent  road Mr. Garrett's rise in the railroad  world has been phenomenal, but one little  story which he himself told to a neighbor  hints at a secret of It all.  "When I first went into the railroad  "���business as a young man," said Mr Garrett, "I was called aside by one of tho  clerks, who said to me : 'Now, Garrett,  let me give you a tip You want always  to keep your desk littered with papers,  so that when the old man comes around  ha will think you're i terribly busy. Then  he won't pile any more work on you.'  "Well," continued Mr. Garrett, "I made  up my mind that, contrary to this man's  advice, I would alwajs keep my desk  cleared.   And I have done so."  To-day Mi. Garrett is getting a salary  of ?12,000 a year, 'while his clerky counsellor is still di awing ?b0 a month, and  wondering why luck is against him.���  Philadelphia Fress.-  Portland  Cement  From  Slag.  Poitland cement has been made from  blast-furnace slag for several years In  Germany, Luxembuig and Belgium, and  the quality is said to be mo&t satisfactoiy.  The Scientific American now tells us that  negotiations are being cairled on with a  view to the introduction of tho slag-ce-  mont industry in England, Austria and  Prance.     Says this paper ���  "In some respects a blast-works has a  considerable advantage over other Portland-cement factories because the motive power for the cement works can bo  supplied by a biast furnace gas motor  with electrio transmission, the rubber or  waste coke from the blast furnaces can  be utilized in the cement kiln, and the  principal rajv material*., namely, tho  granulated slag and tha limestone, are  close at hand. Besides, there are other  minor advantages Portland-slag cement  has also Sonne advantages over natural  Portland cement; for, while the yield  from tha raw materials when the former  is used is about 80 per cent., the yield  when the ordinary raw materials are used  is seldom more than 60 per cent. Aa  thp coat otf production per ton of raw  materials Is nearly equal in both cases,  a raving of about 20 per cent, in fuel,  labor, etc, is effected in the case of slag  cement. Besides this, Portland-slag cement la more trustworthy and mora  regular, and its manufacture can be  more easily controlled than that of the  so-called natural Portland cement, because the principal raw material, namely, the blast furnace slag, is, a3 a rule,  a regular product whose cnemieal composition is easily controlled ; consequently any alterations which are liable to  take flace a*re known beforehand and  precautions can accordingly be taken in  time." ,  Strength of Insects.  At Intervals articles appear In tho papers  rec��a��thig thc piodiglous strength of insect*}. Their muscular foico is usually  compared with their sUo by stating, for  example, that'a flea can leap so many  tlmos It own length ami that an ant can  drag so manv times its own weight. Then  It is stated tint man, if he wero stiong  In the samo piopoition, could jump so  many rods oi lift so many tons These  comparisons, wo are told 'by M. Leo  Hoblda in La Nature (July 11), are misleading,  to  say   the  least    He  writes .*  "It is interesting to considei, solely from  a mechanical point of view, these com-  pulsoris between lhe mu-cular 'strength  of man and that ol insects. SUictly  from this standpoint, they aie - by no  means extraordlnaiy and aie only one  of the forms of what has been called 'the  conflict of i equates and cubes' The law  is well known���volumes decrease In more  rapid ratio than sui faces  "The force that a muscle can exert depends on its section, that is to say, on a  ��ui face; although Its capacity for doing  work depends on Its volume, as is logical.  Here Is the explanation of tho astonishing stiongtli of Insects. Take an example:  Compaio two muscles, that of a man and  that of an insect, tho latter 100 times  shorter than thc foimor It is evident  that tho Insect's muscle will bo 1,000,000  times lighter than tlie man's, while its  section, and consequently thc foico that It  can o\eit, will be only 10,000 times less.  The conclusion Is that, since a man can  lilt 100 lcilogiams (02 pounds), tho insect  will lift 10,003 times less or 10 grams (151  ginlns), and wo shall have the impiessive  spectacle of an insect llttlng moie than  100 times Its own weight. In fact, the  smaller the Insect is, the more it will  astonish us by an appeal ance of extraordinary strength ��� ' .        '  "But it is no longer the same if we  examine the mechanical woVk ' effected:  The muscle of the insect supposed above  to 'be 1-100 of a man's in linear dimensions,' furnishes, when it contracts, a  force 10,000 times1 less than the human  muscle, exeited through a space 100 times  smaller; the work produced will be thus  1,000,000 times/smaller, which reestablishes the proportion between weight ,and  strength < , ,  "Moreover,' it seems (just as with ma-  'chlnes, wheie the smaller are proportionally weaker) as if the insect's muscle, instead of surpassing man's infmitelv, is  notably Inferior to it in" quality. , Take  the flea's jump for Instance By its muscular conti action it gives to its mass  a movement capable of raising it 30 cen-  tlmeteis (12 inches), man' can raise his  own weight to 15 meters (about 5 feet)  -by leaping. For equal weight, the hu-  "man /muscle thus furnishes five times  more work than that of a flea in a single  contraction, since the work is the pioduct  of the weight by the height to which it is  raised "���Translation made for Tho Lit*  erary Digest  ?   i  Courage Enough For Two.  f.M Gerente, a Senator of Algena, was  made a'hero In spite of himself recently,  but he modestly placed the credit of the  enterprise wheie it belonged. He foi-1  lowed the Goveinoi -General of the North  African colony and Geneial O'Connoi to  Flguig during the recent disturbances,  and was one of the last ^pei sons to get  away from the flic of the Moois While  the bullets weie lb ing aiound 'the Zon-  aga Pass, the Senatoi, who was astiidc  a fine fat mule, did not seem to be inclined to escape the rtangei in a huiry.  He was seen from afai by M. -Jonnart  and General O'Connor, co\ered with his  white headgear and his civilian dust  ��� coat, appaiently indilteient to the penis  of the situation At last ho returned to  the official peisons, who lemaiked.to him  that his conduct was most couiageous  i under fiie, but that he had undoubtedly  been rather rash, especially as he was a  non-combatant, and had no rifle or sword  with which to protect himself. The Senator smiled in a sickly manner as he listened to the lemaiks made, and then  said in a somewhat husky voice . "You  need not congratulate me It was my  mule that dia it I ..hammered him with  all my might, and duu my heels Into his  sides, in ordei to make him gallop after  -you, but he wouldn't do it He preferied  to amble slowly, and, to a ceitain extent,  gracefully, along Accordingly I have to  admit, in spite of mi self, that the obstinate animal had courage enough for  the two of us " M Gei ente added that  he was very slid that his mule ride fron?  the jaws ol death was over.   ���  Kicked the Insulter. ���  The Crown Prince and Princess of  Greece were the other day the central  figures in a singular incident at the  theatre bf Phaleron, -where they were  making a short stay Their Royal High-  l"fcsses were occupying the only box lit  fed house during the pei formauce of a  Fraajifh operetta, when suddenly a quietly dressed man entered and began a furious tirade against the Princess, whom  he threatened to strike The Crown  Prince sprang to his feet, and first flung  the intruder violently against the partition, and then liteially kicked him out  of the box. When removed to the police station, the man proved to be mad  drunk, and on sleeping himself sober was  evidently amazed to learn of the scene  he had created. At the intercession of  tha Princess he was not prosecuted.  Colonel Schiel Dead,  Colonel Schiel, whose death was recently announced, was originally an officer of Prussian Hussars, but left tho  German army to emigrate to South Africa. He first found employment with a  German Colonel in Natal as a transport  rider, and In that capacity travelled over  the better girt of the British and Boer  Colonies, lie then mauled tlie daughter  of a German missionaiy and entered the  Transvaal State service The Pretoila  Government sent him on a mission to  Dinizulu, tho Zulu chieftain, whose chief  induna, or councllloi, he became. This  was at tho time of tlir Boei intrigues to  fevado the frontier stipulations of the London Convention Acting under instiuc-  tions from President Kiugei, Schiel persuaded Dinizulu to send him on a mission  to Berlin, wheie ho \ainlj tried to persuade Prince Bismaick to Intervene in the  affairs of Zululand Happily the promptitude of the Biltish Go-icmment defeated this Intrigue, and Schiel returned  empty-handed to Pretoria He was then  appointed Native Commissioner for the  northern province. Heie he was very successful in pacifying the natives Ills next  post was that of Chief Prisons Inspector  of the South African Republic Later on  he lecelved the appointment of a Captiin  of State Artillery, and was sent to Bonn to perfect himself in gunnery tactics,  to buy artillery and draw up plans for  the fortifications of Pretoria and other  towns. After the Jameson Raid Schiel's  activity in organizing the armaments of  the Transvaal received a new stimulus.  The Johannesburg fort was built under his  direct supervision, and he wsb Its first  Commandant. When the war with Great  Britain broke out Colonel Schiel was attached to the staff of General Joubert as  Adjutant-General,of the Boer forces. Assisted by a stall of German ex-officers, ho  drew up all the early plans of the Boer  campaign. His period of active service  was, however, short, for he was captured  at Elandslaagte in the early days of tho .  war. His captivity was spent chiefly at:  St. Helena. On being released on parole'.  he proceeded to Germany, where he hat)  ever since resided quietly.  Ninety-nine hearts out of a hundred  are failing to do their work.  (Ther��  may be no'pain there, but it is felt   '  tomewhtre for some organ is robbed of it��  proper need of blood by this insidious heart  ' ,  Failure, and   distress   follows.    Common,    _-  sense says, cure where the trouble and pair*  begin.    Use          v                                     , i  DR. AGNEW'S HEART CURE,  because it begins at the blood's distributing   -  organ, healing that rapidly and making it,  fetrong and able, quickly sends strength and-"  health to every other organ.   It is the only  toay that combines science and sense and     1 '"  relieves and cures.  l>  Hevry Akev, of Peterboro, Ont., writes : "1    <r  differed with my heart, nerves and general de-    ,  bility.   The best doctors said I must die within      ^  a month.    On my wife's advice I tried,M.    -,",  AONEWS HEART CUBE.    Relief from the first  dose.   I am fully cured.   Weighed,,128 pound* *l,  ���now 180 pounds."  jj '  ��� TitL AOmtWS OINTMENT will flrWe Pile; aw '?��"��  t     '  'kSSr on rt.to.unt.1 nMW ����">����;?-���*�� ��***���;    ,  Ediplmplei, totter, ult rt��um. itc.   Pilct. 950. ^ ��� < ,,  'Mx&i  Marriage Customs in the Caucasus. t /  In  the northern  Caucasus  nearly half-j  tho death rate of the inhabitants is caused by vendetta, says The London Tele- '  graph, and at least three-fourths of tha  vendetta cases aro the result of a curl- ,  ous marriage custom which Is now decl-'���  mating the  population .    The  native  of  * those parts who wishes to take unto Mm-* ���  self a wife   cannot  airange  the matter-,-  in the simple, off-hand manner in vogue   '  in    western    Europe    by    "popping   the  question."    He   must   go   home,   sell   his"  belongings,   and    buy    her    fairly    *ina  squarely of her patents,  the pneu lang-  lng from ��35 to iJOO    This is a cosily cus-t  torn  in  many  ways,' for it, is not eveiy  young man who can alfoid to invest such ,  a laige sum In a wife, however accomplished    What geneially happens in such  cases is that the indigent candidate for  the order of benQdict induces a lew stalwart comrades to seize  the maiden and ���  oariy her  off      What too  often  follows  then  may  be  gatheied  fiom  a  case  in  point which has just taken place In Sos-  slambek     BokayefC  is  the    bildegipoms  name,  and  Neshkho   that  of  the  glrl<p��  sweet sixteen who had tho misfoitunc to-^  find favor in  his eyes   Ills pockets being   .  empty,  he peisuaded  three  comiadcs t��  -  kidnap the maid, whom������ ho then took ore  to another village as his wile.    But her  father, on discoveung   her whereabouts,  had  her  sent back ,by  the  police,  and  then  demanded ��10  for   loss  of her services,   as  we  should "say.* Bokayeff,-* to  whom the demand was made, would not  or   could  not  pay.     The     girl's    father,  theieupon  claimed  that    sum    from  the -  brldegioom's companions, who are equally .  liable.   They admitted the justice of his  claim,  and^called upon Bokayeff to hand  over-the sum, to them     On  his refusal  they shot* him dead, tnat being the custom   of-the   country,   although   daggers  are   also  allowed  to   take    the  place  of i  bullets    The three youths weie forthwith  arrested,  and  will,   of    course,  be  tried  and deported    But that, far from being  the end of tho matter. Is only the very  beginning.   The klndied of the slain man  are now preparing to   'wipe out' thc^re--  lations of the murdeiers, while tho family  of  the  dishonoied  girl   is  bound  by  the custom of the country to wash away  the stain on her leputation in the blood  of the clans of Doth thc   murdered man  and his murderers    And Russian law la  powerless  to intervene.  Provost Daniel, the recently electees,  head of Worcester college, Oxford, says: t  The London bketch, some yeais ' ago-  when he was proctor of the Institution  made a swift ietort to an undeigradu-r  ate who had to pay an unwilling call  upon him. "A flne morning,v sir," r&��  marked the undeigiaduate, wishing to  establish   genial   lelatlons  "A nve-snnilng flne morning,I'm aliaia,"* t  said Mr.  Daniel.  "' ^ .  <V?l;  4  ���'),.i  The dowager Czarina Is a great favorite* ���  in Russia.   Among other stories illustrating  her chaiacter  is  this ���   She  saw  on,  her husband's  table  a  document regarding a political prisoner     On the margaln  Alexander III. had written,  "Pardon' im-   .  possible ;   to   be   sent   to   Sibeiia."-    Tho  Czarina took ud the pen, and, striking out*-  the semi-colon after "impossible," put it '>  before tho word.    Then the  endorsement-  read : "Pardon ; impossible to be sent to.  Siberia."   The Czar let it stand.  "1  '    Ifl  Cu  Shouting Isn't Proving  In the matter of the so-called Catarrh  Cures: Others prate and'promise; we perform and prove.  1 Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  is a powder put in the nostril, not in the  mouth. Itis^not a remedy but the cure,  and thc healing effect is felt at once. Tho  breath will come freely, filling-the nystem  with a new vigor. Colds and Catarrh aro  relieved, and headache fully cured in ten  minutes.  Catarrh  of twenty  years'  standing  cured in a few days.  Hon. George Taylor, the well known  politician, of Scranton, Fa . writes ���  Effect of Dr. AdNEW'S CATARRHAL POWDER  can truly say was magical First application cleared my head instantly. I used ft  according to directions, and I have sot  had the slightest symptoms.since "  Dr. AGNEW'S LIVER PILLS  make even a high liver a long liver.  For  dullness of the  skin,  eruptions,  languor  and bowel  irregularities,     '  every pill is as good as a physi-  9*7      cian, although   they cost only  <����->~i ten cents for forty doses. 18, .  ���I '"- ,7 *";r       ���''   ���"' ��� ;''7v'''>.i7y/'' "7 ;:';A-'" A\  r.TU.S'      ti.  C, >  bA'i JjK.LiA% ,     OCTOBER 31',     1903.  li 4  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Churoli oi England: , ,  St. Martin's Church, coi. Third und Trivin-  ortticctf. Sunday services, Matins at 11a.  m., K von so 11 ���{ 7.30 p. in. Colelnntion of Holy  Conitiiiinioti, 1st Sumlio in cucli month und  on Special occasions,. Suiiclio School, Sunday at .! i>. 111. Coniiiiitlee Mcetmus, 1st  Tim 1 *0u} 111 tMicli month.  Itei. l>\ 1.. Stuulieuson, Rector.  St.^ A ml low's Pii!s'j.\ti-i inn Cliincli hold  ���pivices in the Church on Second Stioot.  Morninjr M��rvii'c lit 11 umjiiiiih; set woo'7'80  ' S inula j School at (lie close of the nioiniiiji  surticu. I'ua. I^.Tiirlvingtuii, .Minibtof. Kico  Keadinji Room, to w Inch nil ui e w fluuinu.  Kodaks and   Fresh kodak supplies at C. R. Bourne's.     '    .,'      1  '      Mr. and Mis.    W. J.    Robinson  and daughter, accompanied by Mi.  '     O. T. Stwitzer, left this  week for  s n their homes in   Philadelphia; they  will return early next Spring.  McDonald's Grocery makes a  specialty of fiesh eggs and butter.  ' Mr. Faulkner has opened up a  Photographic Studio in the Claim  buildings. He intends to make  Portraitme a specially, rand.he will  have the best collection of Northern  views in Atlin.' -    "   ,  '      Large stock of Domestic and Imported cigars at C. R. Bourne's  .ir Proffessor Barnes^left Atlin for  Whitehorse this week, where he  will be employed by Capt. John Irving, who is developing the Arctic  Chief copper mine. We wish him  luck in his new venture.  New line of Hardware at,33. L.  Pillman & Co's.  The Royal Hotel anticipating the  " Great-Flood", has put electric  light, hot air and life preservers in  every room for the protection of  their guests.  * ,   ,  Great display, cf  Crockery-ware,  Lamps and  Christmas Supplies  at  ~ E. L-Pillman & Co's.  A special meeting of the A.O.U  W. will be held this evening for  the purpose of initiating Dr. Young  Sojourning brothers are cordially  invited.  - Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at all  times at The Atliu Trading Co.,  Limited.  A full line of silverware, also  1847 Rogers table-ware at Jules  Eggerfs.  Large shipment of Candies and  Chocolates* just  arrived  at E.   L.  ���* i  Pillman &Co's.  Messrs- C. L. and R. W. Queen,  of the Pine Creek Flume Co., left  lor the coast this week.  For Airtight Heaters, Building  Paper, Steel Traps, Gunpowder and  Ammunition, you get the best value  at J. D. Dune's.  Do not leave camp without seeing that your name is ou The  Atun Claim's Subrcriptiou list,  a'nd keep in touch with local happenings during the winter.  For Winter Underwear try E. L-  Pillman & Co.  Chris. Doelker has taken over his  old stand, and will continue to supply his customers, with the best the  market affords in meats, fish and  game in season.  Full line of Fall Dry Goods just  arrived at E. L. Pillman &Co's.  Largest and best assorted Stock  in Camp at The Atlin Trading Co.,  Limited.  All kinds of Rubbers, Felt Shoes,  Moccassias and other wiutei Footwear atTheAtlin Trading Co., Ltd.  The Rise and Fail.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for the week ending  29th hist, are,as follows :  Oct.  23  '      c.                       *  V  38  n  -  28  40  25  27 ,  39  26  29  '   43  27  ���             1  r2S  37  2S  .   "  29 ,  3i  29  '  27  33  ;  t        r  NOTICE  ���  NOTlCH'islioichy g-i\pii thiit.iiftori.ittj ilnjs  fiom dnle 1,-us iiiniiuirei fortlio Atlin Trud-  mpr Companj, Limited, will iniiUo application to tlio lion. The Chief Coinmisbiomir oi  l.imds ami Worlts topurehiiso^lio following  dosciihncl 1iuk1:m<s Coinmciioiiitf lit u post  mnikod A. T. Coj's S. K. Coruri, on the  ucst side oi Water Stieet, "Atlin Towiisitr,  thence Norhuih 11I011K west sulo of said  Street GO feet, thonco Wosterlj 100 foot,  thence Southerly CO feet, limner linstoilj 1U0  foot to point of commencement.  Dittctl at Atlin, li. C.  this9tli.��liij of October 1901  ' A   S  Cross.  NOTICE is hereby given, that sixty cl.-ns  after date I intend to appb to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands eawt v.orlts for pel -  mission to purchase the follow hiq- described  tract of land: Commencing at post maiIced  W. J. A's S. W. corner post placed on the  East line of Lake Street 120 feet north from  the corner of Kant Avenue mid Lake St. in  the Town of Atln, I\ C. Thence In 1111 East-  erlj dirnction 110 feet, thence 111 a'Northerlj  direction' CO feet, thence in a Westell} direction 110 feet, thonce in a Soutlieily direction  following- tho line o* Lake btieet 60 feot,  to point of commencement. Contninins 0.16  acres more or lesq. ;  AV. J. Anderson.      ^  Dated at Atlin, B. C, Oct. 26th. 100R  ( * .   I1        ���  THE  OF  Atlin, and Alaska,  A  H.   FAULKNER,  Atlin  Claim BFock.  THIS HOTEL'IS STOCKED WITH  THE BEST OF GOODS ,  Sam.  Johnstone,   Prop.  >C*i  -ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS���  The following Sailings are  announced      for      the    months    of  September   and.   October,   leaving  Skagway at 6 p.m., or on arrival  of the train :  Princess May  Sept. 18  29  Oct.   9  ��    19  ���    29  For further  information, apply or  write to   H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  Amur  Sept.  14  7}  24  Oct.  5  ) J  15  26  0  IRON; STORE,,   FIRST   STREET,  ARE  STILI,   TO  TIIE   FRONT  IN  Groceries, Dry Goods,., Boots &-Shoes, Etc.  Tho   Line   oF   FALL  and   WINTER\GOQDS   we   have ' placed' In .Stock  this   week   aro   certainly,   EYE ���OPENERS      '  Just see our shiits and utidei weai  And socks at any pi ice, a pair.  Oni mits and gloves cannot be beat.  Our boots and shoesso Iriiu and neat  Cigars and.cigai cites to'smoke,  But see our pipes, oh ! my !  If once 3'ou gel your e; es on tliem  You cannot help but buy -*  .AT    THE > IRON . STORE  THE  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER  AND  MANUFACTURING. 'Co./ Limited.  ENGINEERS, MACHINISTS,' ULACKSMITUS, i'lKON FOUNDERS.   ',  OrmtAiwo Sii:am Laumihv EmcthicI.igiii A> Poweh Fuknisiicd to Mii.tb, Mimss,  Eto. 'Bull IjINi. oit Enc*im:ej:s Supplies & Fithngs Cai:iiij-,d in Siock.       ! .  ELECTRIC    LIGHT    RATES:,-��� Installation,   $3:50 per light. "���  'ii * 1  16 Candle Power Incandescent $3:SO per month per light.  Q ���    '       ��� ���, $2s50 ���  Special  Rates for Arc Lights & Large Incandescent Lights.  Also for Hotels & Public'Buildings.   /  THE  CASH   MEAT   MARKET  crisis  doelker; ,;  First Street, '^Atlin. '  ="    ��'  I KEEP,NONE BUT PRIME STOCK���LOWEST MARKET PRICES.  & -  " j   ll !  Wholesale   and Retail      <*  <*  &  n:6te,  >fj  DIXON   BROTHERS,   Proprietors   *��  " Pool   &   Billiards,1  Free.  Freighting and Teaming.        ^        Horses and Sleighs for Hire*  -   1  ,   LOUI3   SCHULZ, ,  Wholesale   and    Retail    Bucher  FIRST- STREET,    ATLIN, .B.   C.  TXTE  give special  attention to Mail and Telegraphic Oiders.  AGENTS   FOR ,  (Standaro Oil Co.  Rose of Ellensbury Butter.,  The Cudahy Packing Co.  Chase & Sanborn's Coffee.  Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables;���Crockery,  Wholesale & Retail.  9  Skagwayf Alaska.  TA KU   B.   C.    O   CHOICEST WINES i^IQUORS & CIGARS.  FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   FISHING   &   SHOOTING.  F.   G>   Ashton,   Proprietor


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