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 I  w *    "       ���>���  -���    ' >/, ?      ^>-<7-   ' s'f:  . V1'  vT   ���  IT   *  - r'i   ��� ",  5     ; - }  \  u     ii  .7 *l i.        *     '  'VOL  ; ATLIN,' 'B. C.,' SATURDAY,    SEPTEMBER 26,  1903.  NO. arg  v*  v, Y-  O  Disliict  'Liberal  Conservaf ive       Miscellaneous  Atlin-- ,'>  -Alheriii���  Cariboo���  'Cianbroolc���  Chilliwack���  Columbia���  Comox���  Cowichan���  Delta���  Dewdney���  Kbquimalt���v  -Ferine���,  Grand Forks-  Greenwood���  Islaifds���  Kamloops���  Kaslo���     '  J. Kirkland.(L)   '  \V.W.rB. Mclunes,  Hairy JoncsT'.-  James Murphy.  ,Dr.j'. II. King.  C. W. Munio.  **W\ C. Wells.  IOlcB. yvoung.  J. N. Evans.  John Olivei   ���,    ''  W.  \V. Foi 1 ester.  Joh'i Jaidine.  11  -Neil McCallum.  'J. R. Brown.  T. W. Patteison.  F.J. Deane.  "'  J. L. Retallack.  H. K.-Young  R.J. Hiekey  vS. A. Rogeis  W. Adams    ��,1  Thomas Caven  J. L. Atkinson  \  and almost all'the Indians lo  move  to the,'American side.'   '* '      , , ,  The^Bishop is 'making 'a loin  round ^the'woi ld alter whicli he  will leluin  to England. '"' ' , "'  1 ���."��- J  *  Newspaper for .Tanana.  u  Lillooet���   - '  Nanaiiuo Cit}*-H. Sheppard.  Nelson Gity���S S.Taylor.  Newcastle���    David Muiray  New Westuiinster-W. PI. Keary.  Okanagau������    W. J.^Stiiling.  Revelstuke��� J. M. *Kellie.  - Richmond���'   J.  C. Brown.  Rossland City-j'. A. McDonald     '  'Saamcli���   '    H.  Turner.-  Similkarneeu- W. A. McLean  Skeena���        r   P. Hei man  Slorau��� rR. A." Beadshaw  - Vancouver City- Joseph Martin.  Dr. Biydone-Jack.  J. D. Tur.cbull.  T. S. Baxter.  C. R. Monck  Victoria City���R. L. Drury.  Aid Cameron.  J. D. McNiven.  Richard Hall.  Yale��� S. Hendeisou.  \mii��� A. Parr.  Mayor   Giant  IS ^M."Skinner   ���  W. H. Ladner  Hon. R. McBiide'  C. E.'Pooley  G. M: Hill, who has been cou-  ducting "an independent job printing office on'King, street, Dawson,  is'packing 'up his entire, plant'"pre-  paralory���to leaving for the Tanana,  where he will stai t the first1 newspaper 111 the new field.  < Goes -to Jail''  McPerson,  (S)  1  J. Riordan. (S)  S. Shannon(S)  J. H. Hawthorn waite  Parker Williams(S)  ' v    >  J. W. Bennett, (S)'  Geo. A. Fraser  Dr.Gl E. Spanke  W. H. Bullock  F.'J. Fulton   .���-,  R. F.Gieen   J  A- McDonald  E Quennell '  John Houston  Alex. Bryden  M. T. Gifford-  Price Ellison  IVTaylor  F. Carter Cotton  ^A. S. Goodeve -     -  D. M.Eberts,    '���    '- >"'  L.'W.'Shatford      v    <    -���    /  C. W. D. Cliffoid    '  Wui, Hunter       , .,  Hon. R. G. Tatlow J. McLaren,(L)  J. F. Garden A. G. Perry    ,_  Hoii. C. Wilson  F. Williams     ,',  W.J. Bowser   A. R. Stebbings (S)  A.H.B.MacGowan J. F. Mortimore  .     *   ' W. Griffiths (SL)  Hon. E. A. McPhillips.  H. D. Helmcken."  Chas. Hayward.  Jos. Hunter.  T. G. McMauamon.  Harry Wright  A recent arrival from Atlin, giving his name as Jackman, .was'  fined $75 and costs yesleiday  afternoon, upon a conviction "'foi  indecent exposme. 'Having Sio  mone^ with which \.o pay his fine,  Jackman went to jail.,,. '  r  ,  _ *   V     ' Daily Alaskan'.  ,   '1   Attempted Stficide. .,* .  ,f        .   1   '' ,    c, '',, ' .  '   ">    .    ,       '-, '       '      S   /    ������     *"     '     'c  A girl named Gyp, '-ql the demi  mon'de "iesidihg t "at ��the Cottage,  att-jp'^J^d suicide .on . Tuesday, last'.  About 1 a. m.thevdoctoi was called  in and after*working over hei  for three hours'saved her life. She  swallowed antisceptic tablets.  '  '��� l  Joiici in its praise of the staff al the  Hospital both muses-and doctor,  not'too giateful to its fou'ndei, Rev.  JuV.1 Pringle. Jai.d those, who so  gelierously'send to its snppoit and'  equipment.  .- Great'<t ciedil 'is due "to Mr.  Wallace Gihne and those who-  assisted in getting up the Entertainment. ' ^  i"- ,The"gross receipts wereSiols.ss.'  Hxpriises ^ ^4.60.-- The ^ balance  $105.65 has* beenjianded over to  the treasurer,of;the Hospital.  The following^ is _ a" list'1 of "those  wh 0 took pai t man;'T of whom 1 e-  ceived enthusiastic encores, '"especially Mr -'A. ID". Tayloi ''delighted  'his - audience ,"with Drummonds  Habitant Sketches.  Mrs:    postigau;; Mfs.^ f Stables,  Miss  Edwards.     Messrs.'*'*TaUoi, <  Fisher, Lumsden, Stables and Ham-  shaw. , '    ,"  A**-  -   i-~  ~>      >      ' 1  >, ' 1' -    , ^. *'  >*  fc  'A Fine Time.  All  those | who v went   to     the  dance gk-eu at Dixon's Hall aie un-,  aninious in saving that as "a  social ���-  event it was  certainly'.,one* of the  most enjoyable of'the season.    The  music was excellentvancl the festivi-  hdurs^ of -  ties .lasted  till\tf*  morning.  vwt.e-  Dredg-es^For The Yukon.  ENTERTAINMENT  In Aid of The Atlin Hospital.  LY  W. B. Smith Shoots Himself  While Duck  Hunting.  Late details of the accident  mentioned last week, to W. B.  Smith, foimerly cleik in the Government Office hr-re and now clerk  in the recorder's office at,Wells, is  that he accidently shot himself  while duck hunting.  He and an Indian were getting  out of a canoe in the Chilbat river,  aboveKlukwan, when Smith pulled  his gun towards him aud at the  same time it discharged shattering  his right hand aud forearm.  For 15 hours he suffered tetrible  agony before a doctor could be  found to dress his wounds. He  was brought to Haines in a canoe  by J. J. McKcnna and from theie  to  Skagway  where he  is   iu    the  raihoad hospital under the care of  Dr.  Runnalls.  It" will be impossible to save the  injured man's arm and fears aie  grave that his life may yet be lost.-  Later: Mr. Smith had his aim  amputated above the elbow, the  operation was necessitated because  blood poisoning had set in. Dr.  H. B. Runnalls, Dr. J. P���. Bra wand  and Dr. J. P. Truax performed the  opeiation which was successful'in  eveiy way.  Bishop of   Caledonia Pays  Atlin a Visit.  Bishop Ridley, of the Church of  England, paid a flying visit to  Atlin last week, and expressed  himself as highly pleased with our  countiy.   "  Bishop Ridley had charge of the  Metlahkatla Indians before the rebellion   which caused   Dr.   Duncan  " The Concert given iu aid of the  Building Fund of the Nurses Home  on Tuesday evening was an' unqualified success iu every way.  .The Chair was taken by Mr.  J. A. Fraser, Government Agent.  Shortly after 8 o'clock, after,a brief  address the Chairman called upon  Mr. J. Stables M. L. A. who has  been actively associated with the  St. Andrew's Hospital since its inception, to give a sketch of the  history of the Hospital from the  early days of the camp.  Mr Stables brought back very  vividly to the minds of the old  timers here the hardships enduied  by the sick. in those early days of  Atlin, when it was but a city of  tents and impressed on the minds  of all'the great woik done by the  hospital and its staff foi the relief  of the sick.  Mr. Fraser, the treasurer, gave  statistics showing the amount of  treatment given at the hospital  during the past year and eight  months and the generous support  sent to the Hospital by the ladies  of the Piesbyterian Church in  Toronto.  Atlin as a  camp cannot be  too  Eight large dredging machines  are to be placed on the Stewart  River next season by the Ogilvie  Company. The Company has had  its piospecting dredge at work con-  tinunlly this summer and intends'  to increase its equipment this  winter and have it ready for use  next season. The new'diedges are  each to have a capacityof 900, cubic  yaids in 10 homs.* Each dredge-  will cost $45,000. The big dredge  ou Discovery on'Bonanza, the only  large plant of the kind iu operation  iu tbe territory, has a capacity of  500 3rards in ten homs.  C  tv,  A -  'ii  ^t��  OF   THE  ELECTORS OF   THE  ATLIN  DISTRICT,  and the supporters of  DR.   YOTJJSTGr  Will be held at the  FRIDAY, OCT. 2nd. at 8 p.m.  BUSINESS: ���To outline the  Policy of the Conservative Party.  Mr. John Kiiklaud has been iu-  vitcl to addiees the meeting.  W. P. Grant, Jkcietaiy.  { I 1''  l THE1 SOUL'S EITURI "  !-  .Si   ^  f.'  f   Theodore A. K. Gessler, Secre  1     tary of the Baptist Congress.  ^<*<��^rs<J>^r��'-*j^rB*-4j>'i^'iS><c**<ji  I will  arise and go to my fattier.���  , Luke xv., 18.  The sweetest of stories told in any  ���' bague among men is this beautiful  ���arable of the Prodigal Son. Every-  t ��here it is attentively heard. Simple  ��v��n to plainness, told ten thousand  Imes; it never loses its marvellous  Alarm. '  "What is  perhaps ' most    wonderful  ���bout k is that while the guilt of the  nuiderer is never for a moment hid7  ���en, while his transgression is set before' us  in  characters   so  distinct.  ,i_  ���ever to be mistaken, we do not for  ft moment lose our sympathy for the  wanderer himself. So the Master wish-  Mi it    For 60 He opens the inexhaustible fountains of the divine love to our  rision; so He shows us how He re-  icives sinners and eats with them, how  He welcomes the guilty to the feast of  ,  His love and rejoices over them as a.  * lather over a child that was lost.  And yet this'* sympathy turns alto-  tether upon the incident to whicli the  Scripture directs us. Let the narrative hare another termination and�� our  pity turns to disgust Let it read :  "But he was besotted and rejoiced in  Ifae husks with the swine; he longed  iot for his father's^ home ; he ignored  l|�� plenty and died in his wretched-  ��� fcess." We should then say: "Miserable brute, ,h& lived and died as he-de-  Mrved."  > 9a the ��trange land to which we have  tome, whether our feet go into flower  -gardens or deserts, we are apt to Joss  knowledge of the fatherhood that is  Over us. The material advantages of  Hie world, all its profits, honors and'  ttnolumenls, can never satisfy the  , highest 'aspiraLions of the human soul.  8Ye want something more enduring and  profound. Nor will art, literature 6r  sentiment satisfy the craving. Not  Anything that exhausts itself in "the  walm of the intellect or the emotions'  ���.lone responds to the 'soul's highest  aspirations. The leverage by which it  is to be lifted must be outside itself.  It wants God.  Ther burden of sorrow, care and an-  Kiety that oppresses us requires a higher ministry than this "strange land" affords. Its comforts are but "husks."  Many a business man who reads these  jwrds to-day shudders as he recoljects  'lhat the Sunday rest is already half  ���gone and that to-morrow he must relume the grind of yesterday and take  ��p the agonies that had only been laid  aside during his resting spell. The  mother who left the body of her child  la the cemetery a few days ago is not  relieved by the thought that she shares  tonfy the common lot of mortals. A  tenderer hand than that of philosophy  b needed to stay the rush of her tears.  No, it is not satisfying, this 'far  fcountry."T M-anv of its gifts are high  and noble, indeed they are all of them  of tihe Father's bestowal���we must not  forget this when we are tempted to belittle the world's favors���but they are  only the media and not the substance  of a divine affection. We need to get  beyond and above them all to tlie pcr-  ajmial fountain from which all beneficence flows if the soul is to he satisfied with perfect refreshment. i will  arise and go to my T-ither." I et every  reader of this morning's paper say  fhis to his own soul to-day. Beyond  and above all sone-s and psalms, beyond  and above all rites and ceremonials, to  Ifae loving heait of the Father 1  i ISliere is no room for doubt as to my  welcome, for His arms are always open  to receive His sorrowing, suffering,  penitent children. They are His very  own. He gives them a peace which  this world can neither bestow nor despoil. . , ,,  My Father ! W'cn every soul shall  come to the sense of proprietorship  which this pronoun suggests, then shall  men cease to-tremble before an awful  tyrant, and that ien.se of despair which  accompanies the idea of an impersonal  or absent power that is above us perishes. The vague yearning that had  Hs birth in our early childhood when  at a moliher's knee we learned to sny  "Our Father, which art in heaven,  finds a higher realization than was then  possible to our dreams, for the heavenly gates have opened and the Father  has come down to meet His returning:  child in an ineffable ministry of comfort, peace and love.  "Mrs. Talkyer-Blind can say some of  the most cutting things."  "Yes. If she could only keep 'her  mouth closed for five minutes you  could have her arrested for carrying  concealed  weapons."���Life.  (Manager���I want you to,appear in  just one piece holding a slick of dynamite.  "Ye3, and how many pieces will I  appear in if the dynamite should ex-  olodc?"���Life.  For the Farmer.  Don't turn yearling stallion colts  io pasture with fillies or older  mares. If lhe colts are good ��v>  uiything they will not thrive in such  jompany,      i ' _   Li'      ���  The common fruit tree sprayer used  oy orchadists is a much more convenient way to destroy lice on cattle than  it is to apply lice killers by hand. A  hose'With a fine nozzle, which will  throw a very fine spray, is the best,  but its point should be held close to  the skin. Two or three' applications  may be needed, as some of the lice may  be in the egg and riot be destroyed by  the first application.  ' *-���*���' ���  It is not likely that there is, any  vermin about your henhouse, but  when the chickens stand around and  squeal with food enough to reach, it  might be as well to grease their heads,  says an exchange. When a hen  leaves her eggs and sets up in business elsewhere after sitting two weeks,  it is a good plan to get a little insect powder even if you have to (get  it "for one of the neighbors,"  is, besides, inexpensive. Put fifteen  drops in a quart of water, using an  earthenware vessel, -ind returning vigor will soon show itself. It can be*  given every day ,,for a considerable  time with the best results���Farmer  and Stockbreeder. (England).  Canadian Chickens in Britain.  According to The London Canadian  Gezette Canadian poultry is now cap-���  turing the best trade in fashionable  London suburbs, the specially-bred  Canadian chickens having a great demand and retailing from $1.75 to ?2.oo  per couple retail. Their highly-finished appearance and-flavor have demolished all prejudice on the score of  "foreign produce."    -  Extremes in the Weather.  Extremes of heat or cold have always a retarding effect on the prolificacy of poultry. During a prolonged  spell of very cold weather most of the  surplus energy derived from food goes  >o supply the extra tax upon the system, and but little is available to supply  the necessary stimulus to the egg organs, while during vciy hot weather  the birds are listless and void of energy,  and quite wanting iu the vigorous vitality which always accompanies a high  rate of egg-pioduc'ion. Worse than  cither are the sudden and shaip changes in temperature; these throw the  birds out of gear for the time being,  and the yield of eggs is uncertain. If t  we want plenty of eggs in cold weather  the food ralion must be a highly nitrogenous one, while in very warm weather the meise is required. Then an  lbundance of green food, especially  grass and clover, should be given, but  very little food which has a fattening J  tendency. Insects will be plentiful if i  the birds have a free range, but it is '  most necessary that good shade should  be within easy reach when the birds  want it. If they arc continually exposed to the rays of the sun the result  must be weakened vitality produced by  continued muscular and cellular relaxation. Birds which have the run of  a plantation during the summer  months continue in the pink of health  and prolificacy; so shade they ought  to have of some kind if they are lo  remain profitable. But an excellent  tonic for bracing up relaxed cells at  this season is tincttue of pcrchloridc of  iron, better known as slccl drops. It  is   styptic,  astringent,   and   tonic,   and  'A Short Fruit Crop in Europe,  . The fruit division, Ottawa, has received from 'several of its correspondents in Europe -reports showing that  the fruit crop is a small one this year,  and' indicating that there, will be an  unusually' good market for Canadian  apples^'and pears." The Glasgow Herald says :���"Apples will be scarce, the  destruction by spring , frosts having  been serious and extensive. If grow;'  ers get half a crop on an average they  will do well.' Tlie prospect, however, varies considerably. In some  fjarts of Kent the trees carry excellent crops ; in others hardly any. The  6ame condition of things prevails in  Herefordshire, whence the 'Midland  counties are so freely supplied with  choice dessert apples. In Cambridgeshire the crop is disappointing, although in parts of that county a fair  harvest of apples wiH be gathered.  Many growers will be satisfied if they  get a quarter of a crop. Pears have  suffered from the spring frosts equally with apples., In some counties  the yield will be' meagre; in others the  crop is a complete failure. Only a  third of a crop under the most favorable  conditions  is  looked  for."  E. A. O'Kelly & Company of  London say:���"We are glad to state  that prospects are very favorable this  year for the importation1 of Canadian fruit, as crops throughout Europe are a total failure. We anticipate that prices will be very satisfactory all round for apples." ,  From Hamburg, Germany, Edward  Jacobs & Sons report:���"The fruit  crop in Europe is tins year, generally  speaking, short. Should there be no  duty on apples the piospccts for Canadian   arc   very   promising."  Garcia, Jacobs & Company of London states :���"There has been an almost total failure here of plums and  pears, and this year there will be a  good opportunity for the shipment of  Canadian pears. The latter should  be packed in cases similar to those  sent from California. That there  is a fair crop of early vaiiety applies  is a certainty, hut they will all he  cleared off the market before your fruit  is ready for shipment. France, Belgium and Germany are large growers  of apples, and the crop this season  is fairly large, but '"c quality is so  poor that they can -ever really compete with Canadian  fruit/' *  ; Some Fashion  i j  Notes. : .  O ; -O  The 'summer girl's outfit must necessary be chosen with a view to her plans^  for the summpr, Uul this summer tlieie is  an embarrassment of riches In materials  and models for all climates, all occasions,  all modes of life. To be unattractively  dressed this season is more than a misdemeanor, says The New York Sun. It  should rank as a crime, unless'the ab-  sence-jOf a' dress allowance may be offered as" excuse.r "Where warm weather permits the wearing1 of filmy, floating frocks  and crisp lawns, muslins and linens, the  woman of taste may now achieve charm-'  ing moatsbness at comparatively.llght expense, though, on the other hand, it Is  possible to put extravagant sums into the  innocent appearing summer frocks daintily hand,wrought. At the resorts where  genuinely cool weatl er forbids great Indulgence In sheer and airy attire for out-  of-door wear, the dr^-s problem Is rather  mora difficult, and the aid of a. good  tailor Is needed moro.  As for the traveller '���' it Is  al  ways   a  vexed   que ���< *n >���  should receive careful c '"  European tourist is the tjpKal ^Uu..'  traveller, and the one most in need  wise advice. -  Under ordinary circumstances it lg quite  possible,-- by the  exercise of good  Judg  ment, to compromise nnd avoid mistakes.  If a traveller has tha right ��� things she  need not have many, and, by caietul selection and planning, one may make, a  very few costumes meet a vast number  of wants.  The travelling frock ii of necessity the  most Important waidiobe itom of the -woman who Intends turning her face Eu-  ropeward. She will wear it more than  all her,} other frocks put together. More  persons will see her in it, the impression she makes upon btrangers will, depend more., upon It, it will, in a great degree, affect tho civility and consideration  sho  will receive.       '     , ,  There ar<5 women, many of them, who  harbor the theory .that anything comfortable and serviceable will do for a travelling frock, and-iuthlessly sacrifice tho  becoming to the practical, but the sensible woman will make no such mistake  H��r travelling costume will be severe,  appropriate, but eminently chic and becoming. She will have it well made if  the thing is within the possibilities, and  if she can have.but one expensive Irock,  will go to a good tailor for her travelling  frock, and trust the otheis to an inferior  maker and the fsvtes.  The coat and skirt suit is, of course, tne  ideal travelling costume, although the  shirt' waist costume is being much uspd  for the purpose Just now. Tho three-  piece suit of' etaminc, canvas, mohair cr  other lightweight rm'tenal suitable lot  tailoring is another favorite with the tis-  veller, the skirt, bodice and coat being of  one material, so that when the coat Is removed the costume is still complete, and  separate blouses are not a necessity.  A doctor has two favorite jokes:  Number one, tells patient to try a different climate; number two, tells patient to quit thinking about his ailment; price of either joke, two dollars.  ���Atchison Globe.  Had Let Hi's Baggage.  On ono occasion Lindsay, who succeeded Carlisle .is a Senator from Kentucky,  was coming east wlili Blackburn, says  Tho Saturday Evening Post. It was  morning; tlio (rain was swaying and  rockln;; through tl Alleghany hills;  pieci'.cly tho lioui. -o motion and the  place to remind a f, n tie-man ot Blup  Grass gronoils that o needed a stomachic. Undsay, icunning from tho smoking-room, was concoined to note tnat ins  collciguo's oountonnn.-f, usually so bland,  woro .i look of troubled gloom.  "What's iMongV" naked. Lindsay anx-  IoubIv *  ,-The worst thing m tho wortd," returned Blacl'',iun vo lost tho hotter  part  ol my lur.nMg'  "Was It .stolon, or  "Neither; tho  corK  came out,  ,        " i A'Woman's Business.  Mrs.1 Ivy B. , Tutt' is' attracting attention In California, not only because she It  t. beautiful woman, for there are said lo  be many beautiful women .there, as in  Dther States of the Union, but because  she Is engaged in 'a business enterprise  that will require an actual outlay of ti,-  500,000. The scheme, according to an exchange, is Mr. Tutt's own. While on a  visit' to Arizona she discovered two unused wafer rights that could be had nt a. ���  price and a promise to organize a company and proceed with the storage of tho  water and the devslopment of the electrical current. > The fact that she was willing, to risk her own money in the scheme  helped Mrs. Tutt in interesting additional capital, and two companies wero  formed, one to erect a 6,000 horse-power  plant, the other 1,600. "Of both companies  Kfrs. Tutt is Vice-President.and General*  Manager, and all that the' rest of the  stockholders know about the work is what.  Bhe reports to them from time tortime_  Bhe has entire charge of the construction  Work, with headquarters at Prescntt..  Ariz., and the - directorate Is'so dlvldedi  that wherever Mrs, Tutt happens to be,  whether at Prescott or Los Angeles, there  Is a quorum and a meeting can be held���  "Where MacGregor sits, there is the head,  of the table."  And such a MacGregor. She is not even  aggressively tailor-made, except when  Bhe undertakes a SO or 200 miles engineer- '  Ing trip. Then she can live for a week,.  If need bo, In a smartly severe riding-  dress, forgetting; entirely the, pretty  ���>wns in which she has a purely fom-  i   !ne delight. <  ���i  JUST, LIKE BUYING RHEUMATISM.  .VVeput the bills in your pocket nnd take  away the malady. Isn't that just like  buying it ? > v  There's the bunch of money you'll pajr  out to get rid  of the   rheumatism  if yo�� <  buy prescriptions with it.    It's a cure you  want, not prescriptions, ��� t  SOUTH AMERICAN RHEUMATIC CURE  puli the rheumatism out by the roots.   No  more doctot ing, no more medicine, money  saved | health saved, life saved.  ���   CURES IN I TO 3 DAYS.   v  Mrs, E. Eisner, a trained nurse, of Halifax,  living at 92 Cornwallis St., wntes : "I have been  a sufferer for six years from rheumatism. Many  doctors treated me, but relief was only temporary. 'I tried South American Rheumatic Cnr^  and after four days' use of the remedy, was entirely free from the disease." <  SOUTH AMERICAN KIDNEY CURE  rich In healing powers, relieves bladder and Jcid-,  ney troubles in six hours, and in the worst cases  wnll'spesdily restore perfect health. . %  *���      J -    .....*l      . r ,,   ,. . .     .     ���  <lia you loavo It bo-  In tweed, homespun and the ottier heavier mateiials liked for travelling wear,  this three-piece idea is, of couiso, not  feasible, and whllo a canvas or mohair  tailor frock is a joy upon warm davs,  ono of the rougher and warmer woolljn  stuffs   io ,a   wiser   choice   for   all-routui  WTho short walking skirt, now adopwd  oven by Parisian women, Is a. boon lo tno  traveller, and every smart travelling  frock clears tho ground, but it Is an excellent plan to havo two skirts with the  one coat The additional cost is not ox-  cesslvo, und there are still irinny occasions when a Tailor frock is appioprlato,  but when a short skirt seems out oC place  A four-fleco suit, coat, simple bodice  and two skirts, seoms a complicated matter, but it is an excellent investment, ana  tor the traveller will meet more emer-  gencTCs- gracefully than three or four or-  TMnTlkirt of the tailor' frock is  hardly worthy of the adjective, save as  It is compared with tho walk ng.skirt  nroner. It does not trail as It did in for-  SicrP seasons, but is cut almost round,  touches the floor in f'ont, is a trine longer at the side* and lies upon tho floor  not moro than threo or four inches at tho  Travelling frocks In sllk-taffota, pongee, loulslne, tussorr -are numeious but  haidly serviceable foi tho European tour  unless the wardrobo K. jjupp led with oil or  travelling costumes Tho phlrt waist suit  ot taffeta, plr>ln color taffeta or  oulsine, and in shcplletd's plaid of blue  and wrilte, black nnd white, or brown  and white, fs adopted by many women  lor travelling.  A traveller in Tasmania came across  an old-fashioned seUler sitting in front  of his cabin, over the door of which  was legibly painted "Ici on park Fran-  cais." A tattered, dejected-looking  Frenchman came up the road, paused  in front-of the hut, read the inscription, rushed.up to-the Australian and  enthusiastically kissed him on the  cheek.  '"Ere, what'r you up to?" said the  owner, gruffly. "Don't, you do that  again." '        , .   ���  "But you vas a countryman of mine,  explained the Frenchman, with a smile.  of pleasure on his face.  "Certainly not," retorted the Australian. . ,  1 "But you put 'Ici on parle Francais  over ze door," said the Frenchman,  pointing to  the  inscription.             <  "Well, what does it mean?" askedi  the old settler.  "Means?" cried the Frenchman. It  means, 'French is spoken here.' "  "Well, I'm fooled," said the man. "A  painter chap came along here the other  day, and put that up for me. He said  it was Latin for 'Krr-vcn bless my happy home.' "���Tit-Bits.  ^"/TS  E7"  NOWIS THE TIMEl  To use Dr. Arnew's. Catarrhal  Powder. It is...��antiseptic, healing dressing, applied directly to  the diseased surface by tho  patient 'himself, who blows the  powder through a tube into niB  nostrils. The cure dates froi  kthe first puff. s  ' You needn't snuffle from colds'  or hay fever if you havo tho  catarrhal powder in the house.  Cures a headache in ten minutes.  Rov. J. I/. MURDOCK writes "I have I  used Dr. Agnow's Catarrhal Powder l  for the last two mouths and am nojv  completely cured o�� Catarrh of five  yoors' standing. It Is certainly magical in itB effect. The first application benefited me within five min>.  utes."    Dr. Agnew's Pills  costing 10 cents for forty doses,  two-filths the price of other first-  class pills, firot cleanse and then  cure the bowels and liver forever. 1  f  ���'ft  "-"���"������'^f-J-rrr-^SOTWOTaK^  hu'Umjuipiiiu miwiijc1  :^v-.g;5)ftMflW*^c<BgaTC*M��^ ROLFF HOUSE  By G. H. BENEDICT.  ^ Thrilling Story of Lave and Adventure,  ' "Tea, ot course. It wouldn't1 do for  Ihe youn* cub to know that you had god  Ills signature to papers that deed away  fell hia property, and be none the wIspi-."  i "Yes, Ralph���but Bpeak low. "What  was that noise?" i  1 "What noise?'!       '     I i  ' ���*! thought I heard a sound, as If somo*1,  body might be listening." '  Mr," Saybrook arose and went to the  'Inner door, and looked aiound In tho  hall that divided the office fiom the living apartments, but he saw nothing-,  'Und returned apparently satisfied to his  lhair.  'l- "It was a bold stroke, Ralph���peihapi  & dangerous one���but I felt I could trust  the young fool's utter carelessneoB, and  the result was eo essential that I determined to risk It. After reading him the  papers he supposed'ho was to sign/'I  Managed.to change them, and present  ��thers to him for his signature in a wiy  that did not disclose the trick. Bo ihcie  wey are in good shape, all properly enlarged and witnessed, and they will^be  iard to (ret over'when tha proper time  ��omeo. But we must bo cautious. <My,  fictions have been sagaciously planned.  fcnd all undertaken In view of a possible  tontlnffency, which I now consider to bo  Bevlt&ble. I mean the outbreak of war  rith England. In that case our young  fentleman will be safely kept out of our  ���(ray for * number of years; there lspno  Isillng how long, but long enough, I am  Itrtaln. My only anxiety is lest ha  Should take the alarm and want to jejuni to this country. In my letters i  'thall take every measure to quiet any,  apprehensions, and I hope to draw.him  <tut on points that will be of future'use  io us." ' ,,  "What a general you would make"'  ��� pxclaimed the admiring son, as this re.  nearsal of hia father's plans was con-  ��� {Hided.  "Ah, Ralph," was the reply; "remember, there is strategy In other fields than  ferar, and the best general always wins."  V  CHAPTER 3C * i  rhe far! passed Into winter, and the  new year at last drew near. '*���      .|  , Anthony Saybrook had not been un-  nlndful of Ms engagement with Claude  io visit the old south cellar on New  tear's day, and note whether the mysterious signs appeared on 'the door of  ike vault therein.     In    fact, he  had  twalted moat anxiously the arrival of i  the appointed day.    Spite of the eaao  Cp had had in explaining to Claude  |)e secret of tha old lady's mysterious  structions, he was greatly puzzled ia  mind as to their nature and mean-  g.   They must,, mean something: lm-  ���portant, he argued.   The old lady was  is*  praotlcal  and - sagacious  to   have  -fflvtn such strange and explicit directions without some very definite objecti  -B view.    "Can it be possible," mused  &e  lawyer,   "that, she   has   carefuliyi  r Caved her earnings and deposited them  <*a the old vault, and that great wealth  ��� fc there awaiting thib young prodigal.  It  is  not  Improbable.    Knoy/ing    his  . feckless and naturally spendthrift disposition, she might have adopted such  C. plan of keeping/he money out of his  -Sands till the should have arrived at  ���fears of greater discretion.   But who  is to Judge thereof, and give the mysterious sign that is to unlock the doors  >tt the vault, provided young prodip-al  reforms  within five j ears7    Can  it be  Sid   Carl ��� or   Margaret?     Faith,    t  shouldn't   wonder.     Either   would   be  .Chrewd and trustworthy enough; and,  really, the plan ^wouldn't be so bad fop  Keeping the money so ?e till Claude got  >��. little experience of the world.    But  I'll wager the old lady never counted1,  ��n the possibllt.y of any new propiie-  tor coming    into possession    of Rolf  Bouse before the secret of the  vault  was revealed. '-Suppose there Is a fortune lying in there snugly locked upt l  (t makes Rolff House the greater prl��e.'  JTeo, yes���It Is a prize worth having;  tnd I must and will have It, unless the  levll himself fights against me." I  1 New Year day at last arrived; and,  immediately after a hearty dinner, Anthony Saybrook proceeded to the old)  Sanslon, and, lifting the great rusty)  looker of the heavy oaken door, sent  a loud alarm through the vacant halls  ,Ai.d rooms, that echoed and re-echoeiV  aa If giving warning that a dangerous  enemy was at hand. *  Old Carl answered the summons.  "Good day, Mr. Crum," said the law.  per, with a pleasant smile." j  ' "Good day," answered the old man.  ���Come In.   I knew the objeot of your  rait."  wAhl ��� Claude    Informed    you,    ot  ���eurse.   Vary good, Indeed���It saves tho  -trouble of explanation.   I presume we  'pi&y as well proceed at once to the old  aeUar.   It is my plan to transact ell  'business as spaodlly aa possible I a.��l,  .aa this la a. holiday, and I have Invited  my friend Mr. Biuyn over to have &  Booial glass and pipe with me at four  feteok. I will adhere to-my plan on thl*  innnninin'�� J  f^urae your plan!" muttered olfl  'Carl under hia breath; and then he said?  ���Aloud "I'll get a light," and at onco  ���tart d off to procure it, lee vlng tho  lawyer standins In tho cold, gloomy)  old hall. ,  } "Scant courtesy," he said to himself,  as he arazed after tho old man with a>  8>oouliar glitter in his oyes; "but lt'n  all the oacne to mo, Mr. Crum; I fancjj  ���K ahajl be able to wot �������. - ��� -   ���.  'i  one of these days "  I   Ol'd, Carl presently returned,  with  candle in a tin lantern, and beckoningi  to the lawyer, led the way to the stall,'  case,  and    down Into    the  basement*  They traversed the dark passage thaw  led to tho cellar stairs, and old Cart  descended them and unlocked the door^  and held tho lantern that the lawyeo'  rnight safely descend. J  i In a moment they both stood In tHoj  old gleomy cellar, and the old man ledf  the way with his lantern to the vaulrJ  "Thla Is the vault7" queried the  lawyer. 4  I "Tes," curtly responded (the old manv  f 'Anthony Qaybiook examined the doon  carefully. There was no sign of the*  mysterious marks that were to be tha  Btgnal of the breaking,, of the prohibition against the door being opened. \  \ This was all that the lawyer's dutjrj  required of him. But his curiosity)  iWao increased by the sight of the vault  and Its massive structure. He examine  ed It closely. He noted how nicely ^that  door fitted, and wondeied as to its  thickness. He scanned keenly the man-  alve masonry that surrounded^ it, an a  mentally concluded that no such solid)  structure could have been built for a  trifling'purpose. Why had old Magnus  Rolff had It built? This question came  up m his mind, and set him to tiying  to weave a theory to explain it.' Ha  concluded that It must have been intended for the deposit of some precious  treasure. Public gossip may be mora  than half right about it, he thought*  A. smile flitted across his face as he  called to mind the superstitious report  that no one could enter it, or handle its  contents except he sold himself to the  devil "Suppose I should be the one to  nutwlt the , devil," he exclaimed mentally, and again the smile flitted acroaa  his face.       \ ' I  ��� "Rather a. queer piece of masonry*  this?" he said 7 in ,an inquiring tone,  turning to old Carl, after having fini  lahed his Inspection of the vault..,,' ''  . "I don't know," responded the old)  man; "it is according to how you looto  at it-." ' > .    -   ���    -     - ~ i  '."Well, how do you look at It, If I may}  be so bold as to enquire?" responded  the' lawyer. In an inquisitive tone. ' |  I "Aa a very simple matter, without al  bft of mystery ahout it," was the reply. "In their better days, the family)  had many, valuable articles, and it wag  very natural that a great house like  this should have a private strong place,''  where valuable papers or articles could!  be kept safe from prying eyes and fire.'*  1 "So, so���very keen, very sagacious,,  Mr. Crum," replied the lawyer, who  ���aw at once that old Carl was not disposed to encourage him in any curiosity about the vault. "And now, if it  Is just as agreeable to you, I should"/  like to be left alone here a few mo-  I ments, that I may carry out certain]  ' Instructions of your young master." (  Mr. Saybrook had taken a fancy that?  he would like to closely examine the  old cellar, and hence his request to ba  left alone. -' ��� , - ��� t  But old Carl had no notion of indulg*  Ing him in his curiosity. i  I" "It would afford you little pleasure,!  methinks, to be left alone here in ihe  flark," he answered. "I cannot leave.  **ou the lantern, as I am.giowing old���  and it is not safe for me to be wandering around In the datk passages abovo  without a light." ��        -  j  ' "I will light you up the stairs and?  ihrough the passage, if that is all," am  iwered the,lawyer, "and then return*  tnd fulfill my duty here." K  ' Seeing that any attempt to evade th'O)  request would v prove useless, the eld  man replied, somewhat bluntly: t  I "It is not In accordance with my in-'  structions to leave you alone here." I  [ "Instructions from whom?" demand-  id the lawyer, sharply. |  r "That question oencerns me and notf  reu," responded the old man, with al  luspiclon of warmth in his tone. "Butf  to save words, I will say that my In-,  ItorMotiens were to accompany you down!  here onoe each year, on New Tear'a.  Day, until Z received orders to the contrary; but under no circumstances to  lllow any one In here alone, or, In f&ctf  ^o allow anybody In here except your-]  lelf, at the time and In the manner S  have stated." {  I Anthony Baybrook was too shrewd}  to pick a quarrel with the old man un-l  ler the circumstances. He was our-)  prised and annoyed that Claude shouUJ  save left any such Instructions, but a)  moment's reflection convinced him than  It did not necessarily imply any sua-'  ���lelen of himself, but might have beei*  the rosult of extra care In so instruct-j  log old Carl that he would guard well  the vault. ^  I "Well, Trail, Mx. Crum, we will nof  auarrel over the matter," he made  haste to reply. "Please hand me youo,  lantern a moment, and I will moral  carefully perform my duty of inspao-  tlon." A  I The old man handed him the lantern'  Mid he critically examined the vaultf  iffaln, and, In doing It, managed io so  throw the light as to allow It to pene-1  Irate tho reaesoes of the old cellar. But?  ihe furtive glimpses of dark recesies  tn.the htfivy atone wall, and of tlw��  iteps In ^the outer wall, afforded him  ��nly so much    satisfaction    as to increase his curiosity.   In a far corner, j  he  sat'   what    seemed    to be  several  heavy chests piled one upon another. I  He would have given a good round sum ?  to have stayed and critically examined c  lhe old cellar, but Carl's eyes were fixed  on him with a steady and observing; '  gaze,  so  hs suppressed  his  curiosity.  ! ind handing hack the lantern, followed  hia guide up to the great hall1 again-  teerc ba tocrk: a prompt leave, and was'  an hla'way heme again.' i  I "The ol* watch dog,"'he muttered,  aa he strode along, "he was suspicious'  tf me aa If he knew my secret resolves.  My first step must be to get him out of  the house. Ah, if events only favor me,  there will be no trouble. I fancy, however, that-I can manage the matter.  Xiet me think���let me think." , ,  \ An* ��e, planning,and gloating over1  hls anticipated trim' h, Anthony Bay-'  brook soon reached home.' '  f    , ���   CHAPTER XT. I   "     ,  I Old Farmer Bruyn returned home'  *u,ther late one evenlng'from the village, '  lomo ten weeks after Claude's departuro  for Europe, and 'cnteied the family  room, with its bluelsh whitewashed  walls and san-'ed 'loot*, where his wlfo  ind daughter Rosa were sitting beside  t stand busily bowing and knitting.  A cloud was on hl& b>ow. His squarc-  'tut, heavy face, with Its natural expression of obstinacy and self-will, appeared  iterner than was Its wont, and his countenance more flushed than usual. Truth*  to tell, he had spent a portion of tlio  svenlng In Lawyer Sajybrook's office,  tnd that w*i thy 1 ^d produced a bottle  >f old wine,/and, on his way,home, he*  had'*stopped at Ronk's Tavern,, and 3  brimming glass of hot punch had added  lo tho fevor in his blood and brain.' It  fVas not the custom of the old farmer to  Indulge very, freely In strong drink; but  Indulgence was the habit of the tlme3,  tnd he had found himself unable to refuse the hospitality of his'fiiend the  lawyer/ On his way home he had stopped at Ronk's Tavern, which was also  lhe post-office' of the little place. v A letter was handed him, with a European  postmark, and directed to Rosa, in ,hl9  ��are. He studied the superscription intently, and a * cloud gatheied on hte  brow._ After a time he called for a glass'  ��f punch, and tossing it off, left the tav-  im and bent his steps homeward.  ' Mrs. Bruyn had- gazed up mildly  through her heavy silver-bowed'specta-  ile& as her husband entered. She saw  tt once that something'' had disquieted  dim, and, with womanly tact, bade Rosa'  it onoe to bring his slippers, while she  opened the door of a little closet, set in  the wall almost out of her reach, and  produced his tobacco pouch and pipe,  tnd placed them beside him on the table  near which he'took his seat. ���  > A pleasant, mild-faced woman was  Mrs. Bruyn. It was easy to see where  Rosa1 had got her clear complexion, her  ({quid blue eyes and her soft brown  hair. A-round. full face small and regular features! ajid an expiesslon of,patient cheerfulness chaiacterlzed the  .Bountenanoe of the good dame; and,  ivlthal. It was evlde"nt that she was a  woman of more than usual intelligent  and refinement. How, then, could she'  have ever mairled the''rough," rather  searse,'domineering old farmer? Ah,  ��uch mysteries are among the commonest of human life, and it is as well to ask  why flowers will bloom and vines trail  ever the'roughest and most uncouth  rocks. ��� '     '    -s  Farmer Bruyn filled and lit his pipe,  and drew his chair up to the blazing log  fire, and puffed away without apparently reaching a much more peaceful  frame of mind. Rosa. after a time, lighted a candle, kissed her parents goodnight, and retired to bed. After she  had been gone some few minutes tho  farmer drew the letter,-from his pocket,  and, turning to his wife, handed it to  heVr ���    T- -     -   [    .    ( J     :  1 She .took It. studied the outside for a  tew moments through her spectacles,  and then said:  ( "Why, it must be fiom Claude."  1 "Yes," replied the old man, his face  growing perceptibly redder, "the villain  ���to write to her without my consent'���  yes, without even ever having so much  as spoken to me about her. Huh1 he'd  carry things with a high hand. He's a  bold one���a high-headed one. He'll ruin  my daughter, eh?���the spendthrift,(the  rake, the vagabond! Well, we'll see.  He'll find I know how to measure such  worthless rogues as he Is, aye, and to  match them, too." l  Mrs. Bruyn did not Immediately reply. Her cheerful face grew pale and  quiet, and she seemed to be thinking  deeply. Finally she said as she handed  back the epistle:  "The letter is directed in your care,  husband. Surely, there is nothing so  wrong in that; he evidently did no* intend to evade your knowing of his writing. Besides, you know he has been  brought up as a neighbor's son, and he  and Rosa played together as children."  ; "The more reason that he should treat  ma with the respect due me," answered  the farmer, puffing fleicely on his pipe.  "X once had a notion for the lad; but���  jao���what's bred In the bone will come  eut rathe fleeh. He's gone to the wrong,  and few pride will carry him to the devil  all the sooner because he's had a fine  property left him to waste. I've heard  enough of his recklessness and hia  beast* of how he would run wild once  he got out In the world. But Isn't tt  enough for him to scatter and riot without breaking our innocent girl's heart?  No, n�����the scamp; I'll match him. Look  ye, wife, she must never hear of this  letter. I'm afraid that she's only too  tan& at him now. There must be no  jnore of it. It's gone too far. Now he's  away, and scattering his wild oats, let's  have an end of it. It's easy now to nip  the thing In the bud. There!"  j With this exclamation he gave the  Offending letter a toss among the flames  of the great, crackling fire, where it  blazed up a moment, then twhstod and  curled, red and glowing, the superscription standing out with luminous dig.  tlnctness fer a minute, showing Claude's  bold and neat c'hirography, an* then 11  faded, and tie fiery folds of the fat**  epistle grew dark, then white and fee>th<  ery, anil ^rera-t whirled up the chimney  or found a resting place among the  ehlnks of the logth >  , "That settles the matter," he muttered. ."Bo I'Jl treat any more of them,  If he has the Impudence to send them.'  ���TIs the host way. The girl will soon  forget him, and we must see to it that  her next beau is steady and worthy."  i Mrs. Bruyn did not reply at once. She  sat still and apparently somewhat stupefied by her, husband's hasty action.  Long habit had accustomed her never to  'oppose or even criticize his whims; but  now, as she slowly took in the situation,  her face flushed slightly, and after o  moment she said:  1 "It seems to me'that it would be better not to attempt to conceal anything  from Rosa, but to treat her as If we had  confidence In her and could trust her. J  feel certain that she would never be dls-  posed to oppose our wishes in any way;  but our deception, If she should ever  discover It, might be the means of hardening her feelings towards us. Jie-  ���ldes, I am disposed to think that you  Judge of Claude harshly. He has tie��n  unwise, no doubt, but I do not believe  ho would do anything wicked or ci 1ml.  sal. We should not believe every bit ol  Idle gossip we hear about him."  Farmer Bruyn raised his eyebrowsT  slightly, and gazed at his wife a moment  with the faintest suspicion of surprise in  Chia countenance. Then be ' said dog*  gedly:  "My mind is mad a up. ,That boy ii  out out for'a rascal, and I know it. in  two years from now ho will hav��> wasted  1 every cent of his property, and be noth.  ' Ing but an Idle, penniless vagabond.' Bui  he's Just got the face and tongue to lm-  pose upon women; and you're>no mora  to be truuted than Rosa to see him as he  'Is. That glr' has, Just got her' head  turned about him' I can_see It, plain  tnough; and if he's allowed to write to  ter she'will soon be beyond cure.- No,'  lo; it won't do to play with this'matter. *  'lust let us burn the letters, and say ,  nothing about it, and in a year he will  save forgot all aboutther and she about *  aim; and so there'll be an end of it. If  ne'd stayed at home, .taken care of his  juoperty, and tried to^make a man of,  Himself, 'twould have l been different..,  But I always hpd a suspicion of him. I  ,knew he was cut out for a scapegrace.  Already he's tied up every inch of his  and, and, as soon as his money is gone,j  ae's a beggar. I won't have him trlfltna  with Rosa. Let that be the end of IU'  The least said the soonest mended."  -With this wise saw by way of conclu-  ilon. Farmer Bruyn 'placed,his pipe  Dack in his mouth, closed his lips over  't, and began puffing In a way that said  ts plainly as words-that the discussion)  was through as far as he was concerned, and that nothing could change hia  tnlnd. , '     ���     i      ,'* <  ��� Mrs. Bruyn saw that further argument would be wasted upon him. in hia  present state of mind, so she remained  ���till, though a gentle sigh told of the;  Unquiet of her breast, and her brows'  cnltted as though she were deeply con*  ilderlng the matter in all its bearings. I  ~   > >-������"-���', \ ' r-> "���> ��� ~  CHAPTER XII. -  Tt Is not to be supposed that the designing lawyer, into whose hands  Claude\Rolff had'practically placed hia  fortunes, was at all remiss in keeping*  his client Informed of'events from his  own point of view. In fact, he conducted an industrious correspondence. Tho  mail service of the time was not very  regular or frequent, but it was for that  reasgp all the better adapted to the  peculiar game of" haiards~that "the unworthy member of an honorable and  useful profession had resojved to play.  ��� The first object Mr. Saybrook had in  view from his correspondence w^s to  secure the removal of old Carl Crum'  from the guardianship of Rolff House.  For this purpose, he spent some days  In constructing a letter so flattering to  the young student of ait, and so art  fully designed to augment the confidence already posed in him as guardian  and adviser, that he had no doubt of  Its success. ^ '    *-J  -,,v*l  Several weeks elapsed before he re-'  ceived a reply, but when It came he  was more than delighted with the result   The letter was as follower /  Venice, Feb. 16, 1812.  My Dear Mr. Saybrook: Yours of the'  2d of last month was duly received. I  must express my satisfaction at the  promptness with whleh you have satis-  fled my curiosity in a matter that necessarily caused me considerable anxiety. I begin to be a thorough convert  to your theory of my aunt's last instructions. Perhaps my interests as  well as my Judgment Incline me to the  opinion; for I must confess that after  a short experience in this pleasant old  Italian city. In the puisult of my chosen  art, I would view with particular distaste any developments that would call  for my early return to my native country. I trust I am too patriotic to ever  think of adjuring or depreciating myi  native land; yet I mi^st confess that  Europe Is the only place for the young  artist, and I fear that I must either,  abandon the study of art or else spend/  several years here. '  It gives me great pleasure to know)  that you bo thoroughly approve of myj  objeot In coming here. To be sure, not  ITen your opposition could have intfuoed  me to abandon my darling ambition;  but hew sauoh more pleasant Is It to mo  to knew that I am acting In full accord  with the judgment, of the only advise*  my aunt recommended to me before hea  death.  Your statement as to your reception  by Carl Crum has caused me considerable anxiety of mind. I must confess  that the faithful old fellow waa simply)  following my instructions. But 2 can  easily understand how his very falth-  fulneaa to what he deems my interest  might have led him to assume an im-i  talent ami! even overbearing deeneanea  toward yen. Z cannot blame htm, anfl  yet I feci rather chagrined ovwr the  remilt However, nothing h*a heeai  done that'cannot be remedied. ^%erq  fa ae particular reason that Cram/  ���haul* remain tn the house, jrotrtdfeag  It la displeasing to you. I eertnteTy do  net w-lsh jnsxa to think that I he.ro onjj  lack of ee-aMenoe In you.   I h&va writ*  fom  tea Co him, directing htm. teremoyaj  from Rolff House to the tenant house  at the ferry, and,hereafter to devote*'  his entire attention to the ferry. 'I authorize you to select some suitable man  to take bis place In charge Of Rolff;  House���somebody who will be botlj  careful and trustworthy. Of coiirse, I  desire old Margaret to remain, and' top  be treated with all possible klndn��a  and consideration. c ' I  I perused your suggestlbns In regard  to my social conduct with considerable ���  amusement  If  not edification.    But 1  fear I ehall not have much time to de^  vote to general society, notwithstanding ���  your  opinion  as  to  the  advantage li  would be to me in  advancing me  in  tai.te,and refinement.    Moreover,  yoj^  should be aware that I have, already!  set my affections on a most "exacting  mistress,"    and   'that   I worship' hen  above and before all .else.    She Is the>  constant  object  of  my   thoughts, ,m^  daily  companion,  my divinity,  in'the-'  presence of whom all other earthly de��  votlon pales,    Whatt and shall I t,eel*i  other shrines of devotion, or admit rt- ;  vals into my affections?   No, no; I hava,  sworn a devotion so complete,,that It)  is not permitted me even to place my-��  self In the way of temptation of belng)v  lad astray' from- the pledged object of}  my worship.   Your    advice    may    be-  good; but for once'I shall risk gotnflj  contrary to your su rgestlons, and, in^  'Stead of becoming      gay.'Lotharlo  society, shall .rather   choose to be a:  exolusive  and  romantic  Romeo,' withj  no1 thought aave for the one Juliet ofl   -,, , f  -c*, Jj^ J;*-i      Ac 3.  >v  ad * ~ . *��� !  ithk .       '  my heart.  (To be Continued.)  Sunlights Soap   will   not- injure,,.  your blankets or harden 'them.' ,'It,^  will  make  them  soft/* white" and  fleecy. \   ^ . V     '^  <, ������ ' .   ^    'v, ���  '  Blood only serves to 'wash/ambl-^ '  tlon's hands.���Byron. *   ,.  t -/? ^  \  Ask me no questions and I will tell \  you no fibs.���Goldsmith.       *��� " -���    '  ��� .Courage from hearts, and not from _'  numbers, grows.���Dryden.* r "i  Curses, like young chickens, come '���'  home to roost.���Southey.      .   k      '    A.'*;  Oaly they know how to live who;.'"  lire to die.���Why to Melville.    >  -<������/-'���   Y$%  ��� - < -'   ,    ,'ft   ' "'}M  All argument will vanish before one's- ? *�����*<��  tench of nature.T-Colman. >    * ���~'  / Bangers breed fears, and fears more'  ���laagers bring.���R Baxter.       * , .' '  Character must be kept'bright,   aa  wall'aa clean.���Lord Chesterfield.       ' i-.:-  '   Custom  Is  the  pillar  round iwhich't/  opinion twines, and interest Is the tie   ,'  that binds it.���T. L. Peacock  -���������!  SICK  IS  V  STOMACH  '   WOHKING  SICK OWNER 18 IDLE  If you will e'vo your diseetlon tx    *v -  rest, it will got alone*   You can ds>  thia by mesme of    ^jrf^fff.  DR.  VON   STAN'S *V  -1 s?  ��  S ft  which  digest  your stomach,  cure.  your food , and  rest  You want relief and ''  Pineapple relieves at once* and,  cures quickly. No stomach can be  cured except it can rest while digestion goes on safely. The patient  eats heartily while taking his cur��  It strengthens the weakest stomach.  i     ���>  Pineapple is nature's simplest and  quickest cure���Price, 35c.  In five minutes after usingDr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder the  healing has begun, and it continues'  till the work   is  quickly  complete.  New health,   comfort in breathing, *  new vigor, and removal of danger'  of consumption or pulmonary  trouble. -    j-  "Why is it," asked the curious guest,  "that the poor men usually give larger  tips than the rich men ?"  "Well, suh," said the waiter, "de po'  man don' want nobody to fin' out he's  po', an' de rich man don't want nobody  to fin' out he's rich, suh."���Chicago  Tribune.  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant  Soap Powder is better than other oowders  as it is both soap and disinfectant,    it  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft or calloused  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, sera  And swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  ?50 by the use of one bottle. Warranted the most wonderhil BleminW  care ever kuo'wa. ATI.IX,    B     C.,,, SATURDAY,    SEPTEMBER  26,   ieo3.  i 1  . 1  r  i  |3    '  Published   en1!')-   Satrmlaj   11101 iimtr  b\  T'n   ATMS (Jijaim  l'unrjaiiiM, Co.  ' A. U. IliiisciiruM-.Kiuj.oii,   I'lini'iciKLOii  OIUuo ot iMililiuiitiun IViul St., Afliu, It. G.'  Ail\i>ilisni{; Itutus ll.WJ |H-i incli, each  iiiic-itiou. Kl'��(Iiii^ uuticus, ��'> cents Ci line-  Special Contiat-t, llutt-s, cm iniplicution.  This biilii>ui i|��tluii pi ico it, '.-r> a Jimi" lxi}-  nblu In ndMiiic u. .\o iii|)0i \\ ill lie (lelnoi di  tluluhS tills condition is cuiniilicil w ull.    '  Saturday, Sept. 26'ni. 1903.  The N01 thwest is giowing faslei  than niauy leahzr*, the gieat^de-  vclopenieutaud uupaudlelecl success-  of the vauous enlerpiises are surely  but slowly placing Canada wheie  she belongs.  The Quebec Daily  Telegraph,an  ���a staitlingeditonal, dcclaiesCuuada  a nation lathei than a  colony,   and  the Saturday Evening   Post, .Philadelphia, sajs:   ,  "This Noith west is lapidly'filling  up with a   new. life  from Eastern  Canada and from  0111  own  Noith-  west.    Farmers in   Iowa,  Kansas,  .   Nebraska'     Minnesota    and "   the  Dakotas are  selling their valuable  farms  and are  moving,  with theii  families   and  farming   implements  and live stock, up  into  this  great  haivest-field,   and are receiving  a  Laos I geneious welcome.   American  capital has gone niptheie aud bought  up great ti acts of land,   and  laige  profits hs\ e ah eady  been made 1*3  '   Lhe   pushing, wide-awake 'Ameii-  -cans.    But  the biave  and    entei-  pusuig'   young   men.' of  Weston  Canada   show  a "most   noble   and  geneious spirit.    It is tmly wondei-  ful.    They see  our people making  millions  ol  money    there in    the  last thiee 3ef.is, but they say: "We  welcome you; we needyoui money,  we   need   your   enterprise,    *> our  daring, your experience;   come in  and   help    us  develop    this  gieat  empiie!" ' No one iu all the vvoild,  England not excepted,  receives the  broad and geneious welcome  from  fhe Canadian Northwest that  is so  cheei fully   and  unselfishly   gi\en  the American  'farmer,    met chant,  manufacluier and capitalist     They  * wish  us  to   settle  down  and  live  with them  and  woik" with  them.  But to  the  capitalist, or the  land  speculator,    many    in   this    great  NoitLuvcst,   one  big  enough    and  > bioad    enough    to     say:    "Even  though you come   in  to  skim  off'  the cream, and  then peihaps lea\e  u-<, still we welcome you.    You aie  ciowding our lauds into the market;  you are feeding the stieam of immigration pom ing     i.i  'upon    us;  you   are    helping  to   develop  our  couniij.    We welcome   you"    It  is a wonderful spirit aud courage,  this, aud Western Canada is chaige  full oi a great New World electric  life."  American capital is opening up  a gicat many of our mines here  and wcaie glad to have our cousins  fi0111 across the line help to piove  oui District one of the greatest  minetal countries on the face of  Die globe.  Sluice Boxes Looted.  Dust to Value of Eighteen Hundred  . ' Collars Taken From Sulphur  Creek.  .-JULES E��T & ^SON, The Swiss.Watchmakers.  News comes fiom the North that  two bold sluice box lobbeiies were  vveLe committed or> Sulphur cieek  eaily ou the morning oi August  30II1 01 the pieviou-3 night, the dust  stolen amounting,to about $1,800.  Fiom the boxes on No. 20 "above,  about 75 ounces were taken. The  smallei amount was taken fiom No.  16 below. The discovery of the  losses was made when the men  went to woik in the moining.  Both thefts weie leobrted at about  the same time to the'1 Sulphur police detachment.  '      u * .*' - -*  Whether ihe two ,robbeues  weie  committed by one man 01 a parly  of men is not yet known: It appeals  most likely that such was the case,  but the thefts on.the same night  may bemciely a coincidence. ���  Victoria Times.  Nugget and Grape Rings  Arid All: Kinds' oP Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  Why seud'ouc. when you can get goods as cheap here?   *< .  Watches From $5 u&.   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  ���o<��c8^��>C'0o��^��^2oo*o-��cioo*o*i:i��*o*A'��ci*r><����*ci*o��>i:**&o<>o*ao*<:c*$  THE    KOOTENAY   HOTEL.  v]    George F. Hayes, Proprietor '  , Cou. First and Trainor Streets.  0  Tins Fir-it Cliisy Hotel lias been leinoilulod and lefiii nibliud Un oiiifliout  nnd olloib tlie liebt uctonimodalloii to Tniiislont oi I'uiiiiaiiciit  '( Guests.���Ainc'i ic <n and Lin opeiiu pliin. *   ,  Finest Wines, Liustors and Cigars.      >  >    '       Bflliards. and 'Pool.     ���    '"'  o^ci^o^o^o^o^o^o^o^o^o^ceo^oo^^i^ci^o^Q^ci^o^ft^ci^cf^a^oo^ci*  "THE   t3 0tU0 ' HOUjSEi,  D'SCOVERY,  B. C.  ���K>���  1  NOTICE;'  PAKT IV, "WATtUt  CLAUSES CONSOLIDATION ACT, 1S07."  A STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL.  ''    ,,  CHOICEST WINES LIQUORSA CIGARS.  -L Mixed Drinks a Specialty.      " '    -  DINING  ROOM  SUPPLIED 'WITH  T1I1C  lll.'ST  THE 'MARKET "AFFORDS.  * Vegetables Daily Fiom ourvown Gaiden.     -       J 7  (i   _ '     Bicaklast, 6 to 9,'Lunch,   12'to'2, Diunei, 6 to 8.  A PUBLIC MEETING of the  Libcial Conservatives will be held  on Monday Sept. 28th. at the Bal-  moi -I FTall, Discovery.  1 This is to certifj that "Tho British  Vmciiuau Di-odfrmgr Compmiy, Limited," a  Cnmpiun miorpoi utod uiidorthe "Conipan-  i(-s Acl,J!s97 and," �� Inch li.is complied with  the piovision's of the "rouci Companies'  ltulu-l Act, 19&2," .mil is 111 the sumo position  as> ii it had boon spec-alb mcoi potatpd as  leciunedbj I'mt IV of tlie,"Wu.tci* Clauses  Consolidation Act, 1S97," liafe submittod itb  undci taking to tho Lieiite-i,iiit-Go\ernoi iii  Council lor ai-pi o\al, and that' the said  undei taltinp, as sho�� 11 bj the documents  and plan JlJed, has Ijpoii >ii>proved,*"uiid that  tho same is as  follows..  The nc'iuisitiO'i b^ i>uiclia��e oi undor  poweis coufei icd b-. tho 'MVnter Clauses  Coiisolidutiou Act, 1S97," of two acres,  moieoi less, of iriound situated on tliesouth  side of P-uo Ci eoU, at the foot of Pino Creek  Falls, in thp Atliii'Lal*:e Jlining: Division of  tho Cassiai Distuct, which foims pait oi  the mining* giound leased to the "Pino  Cieek Powei Compauj, Limited," for the  puiposo of hjdiaulic -A 01 liingp.  Tins pioco of land is intended to bo actum ed as a sito tor the erection thereon oT  a powei house and the nocessarj buildingrs  in connection therewith, foi the generation  and distribution of pen or 1-j electrical  methods foi* tho operation of a bucket  dredKO capable of ti eating three thousond  cubic jaidsduilj, for lighting and nnj' other  pui poses for w inch such poic ei may bo used  nuclei the prOMsions of Pait IV, of tho  "Water Clauses Consolidation "A ct, 1897."  Tho tfcnotalitj of nnj words in this clause,  are not to be limited by any words in the  same clause, or uu\ other part of this  Certificate.  foi tho purpose of the pioposod works  the Ccimpanj bus aequned from II TV. E._  Canawin a lecoul beaiinyr date the 7th day  of Apul, 1900, of one tiioiisand inches of  water to bo (Incited fiom Pino Creek above  Pine Creek falls, and which is to bo le-  tm ned to tlio stream at the falls.  2. And this is fuithei to certify that tho  Companj propose to begin thoir undertaking hi iic'imiiiig title to the said site iu  manner ufoiesaul, ami bj commencing tho  ei i>ction thei eon of tlio said pow or house.  i A.nd this is further lo ceitify lli'at the  iimoiintof the capital of tho Companj which  w ill boduly subscrihod bofoto tho Company  coiumences tho const ruction of its under-  takinjr and ^orlts, or f \cicises any of tho  powcis of the "Watei Clausci;. Consolidation  Act, 3897," Part IV., m that behalf, is hoio-  by fixed at the sum of twcuty-llve thousand  dolhus, boingtho whole or tho capital stock  of tho Company, and thattliudiflerenoo between the said sum mid the amount icquir-  ed to complete the iindei taking nnd works  shall bo rair,cd by the issue and salo of do-  bentiiics of tho Company, such difl'orouco  being cstitnutcd at the sum of sovonty-ilve  thousand dollars.  I. And this is further toceitify that the  11 mo within which tho said undertaking and  works nieto bo- commenced islixcd at sixty  days fiom tho date hereof, and the timo  within whicli all tho proposod undertaking'  shall bo in oporation is flxod at six mouths  from tho (Into hereof.  .Dated tliis 20 tli day of June, 1903.  A   Ii.   MoPITILLIPS.  Clcik, Lxociitlvo Council.  THE    WRITE    PASS    &    YUKON  * ���    . ,   .- ROUTE. .  , ,  ������� '    ��� -' 7,  ,  ,   Passenger and Expiess Service,   Daily  (except  Sunday),, between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse*and Inteimediate  points, making close connections with our own steamers at White Hoise  foi Dawson and Yukon points, aud at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday .  aud^Fiiday; Returning, leavevAtlin ever.y Monday and Thursday.1  Telegiaph Set vice to Skagway.- Express  matter  will - be received  for shipment to and from all points in Canada and the United States.   , "  'For infoimation lelative to Passenger, Freight,*Telegraph or Express  Rates apply to any Agent of the Company or to ,  ,    ; -   ���     -^TRAriic Department, SKAGWAY.  J. ,'Q., 'BIGJBL^RDSDN,",:..  ATLIN   <ScT  DISCOVERY.  _�����,�� : .  Full Line of Clothing Just From the East  THE'  LATEST   STYLES. .     ' .  Complete Stock .of Dry Goods-  6 THE    LATEST    IN    HATS,     BOOTS     AND     SHOES.  ��?&-       "GOLD "SEAL,   GUM    BOOTS   /  Our Goods are the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  ��� CAPITAL    PAID   UP   $8,700,000. ,      l  Reserve, ^3,000,000.  Branches of the Bank at .Seattle, ,   ,  San franeiseo,  Portland,  t   " Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points. ,  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  ,      ' D. ROSS, Manager.  9  E.   ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CIIOICCST WINES, LIQUORS AM> CIGARS UiC GOODS A SPICIALTY.  S3  Hydraulic^   Mining  �� Machinery.  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    WATER    GATES,  ANGLE   STEEL   RIFFLES    &  , HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE.  Pumping &   Hoisting  Machinery.  Estimates furnished on application  The Vancouver Engineering Works,  r Vancouver, B. C.  A. C. HirschfeJd, Agent, Atlin. B. C  i\  1  ^  AM *--* "- V r   "*','' '",  It-  '     i  \  '       ,   i'  <r     1  I   i  i  r      ..), _ X  i  ���a;  -���'  !  *    '  .v.,.   7,,.^/fTj. f;\  *;,/fcs.|>(st��  '/ ,' 'I  I?*. ^..u.���w^iL^-  '     ATLTN, B.'C,  SATURDAY,,SEPTEMBER'26,'i9o'3  ,, T  N.   ,C."-' WHEELING   &   CO. ^      \ /& " ,.V1 " *. A,  .S.-/CROSS   &    CO.,"  Have amalgamated their'businesses and have formed a Jo'rt 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, aud will   ca;i>the  largest and   best   selected   Slock of   Groceries,' Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Etc., Etc.,' tver'canied in Atlin  > i  "   * i '    \ Y ' & . , <      , ' A.   S.   CROSS,   President   andr Treasurer  ' N.   C.   WHEELING,   Secretary.   ,  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  \ b w  The 'Cumbci land ^colliers have  abandoned the Western Fedc-ralion  .ind leluctantly suiiendeied their  cliaitcr ' ���  [iulgaiin- says she-must go to  war unless .the." Great'1,Powers' in-  tervene. Themajoiity of the tattler  declaie,- howevei,* for,; a strictly  neutral attitude , }  A*< monster nugget of silver,  weighing more' than * a ton, the  largest single piece of silvel ore  ever taken frbmthe ground, will be  one of the features that the Slate  ofvldaho will display ,in the Mines  and Metalluigy ' Palace at the  Woild's Fair m St. l!ouis.' t\\ the  center ot< the mil.ing exhibit1-' will  be the huge boulder taken from the  ^silver mines at H.uley ���M & E  'Review.        ' "<���  The Dominion Parliament will  probably prorogue first .week in  October. ,   '" '<���,''-'  Seismic ' disturbances   were   ex-  i . ,  perienced all along thePuget Sound;  Seattle, Poi tland 'Tacoma especially  felt the tremors which, is 'reported  to be the 'most emphatic earthquake  shock ever felt on the Sound/  . NOTICES.  NOTICE is horeby given that sixt-y dajs  from tlie date heicof, I( intend Wiiltiiij?  application to the Honorable tha Chief  Commissionei of Lands and Woilts foi permission to pmchase siity acres ot land  for agricultural pui poses, in thei Atlin  Distuct of Cassiar, situated as follows:  Commoncins- at a stake maiked'13 U's  Noith-West Corner Post situated du the  l*flst Bankof the Atlintoo River, thence in  an Eastoi Ij Direction 20 Chains, thence in a  Southed}* Direction 20 Chains, ' -thonco  TVesterly about 40 Chains, 'thence ulojijj tho  Last Bunk of the Atlintoo River about  ,'30 Chains to the point of commencement,  containing in all about GO acies, nien-o or  leis.  '   , II. A. 1311110*,  C. H. Butfc*1  Dated at Taku. B.  C,  19th , August, 1903  Wanted  to See< How 'Dredge  Worked."  Mr. Richaidson, our well known  Diy goods meichant, accompanied  by Dr. Keller, ol Skagway, paid a  visit to' the Big Dieclge "on Gold  Run, and"- were greatly .impressed  by the monstei iippaiatus.' They  evidently wanted tosee���how the  buckets worked under-water,1- both  of, them taking a plunge into the  dam fiomf-Jhe phink between the  dredge and the bank. .Beyond a  good fucking no damage was done.  'They are somewhat reticent'about  giving particular of their lmpress-  ious ol  the  under  water  working  i >  ol the machine.  E. S. Wilkinson, P.L.S. '     , Wm. Brown. C.E-  WILKINSON   &"- BROWN  ���   . �� , " if,,       i  Provincial Land' Surveyors   & rCivil   Engineers*  - '     *  Hydraulic   Mlno   Engineering   a   Specialty Office, Pearl .St., near Thiid St,. Atmn, U.C  1"^ -\,  DRINK THE BEST  ��  '"NAJIOB" ^IC A."  Toplaf  Caeek is ' becoming  the  greatest Gold camp on the coast.   ,-  Dissolution of Partnership.  In Lead Packets oi j/z-iU and i lb each. �� \ * -  ' '' T ^ * .  '--.,/���,'        " , For Sale by all First Class Grocers.  KELLY.   DOUGLAS*,&  Co . Wholesale Groceis, Vancouver, B C.  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED^HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  -v.,      CONDUCTED, IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  ' NOTICE��� is hereby.given that  the'partnership "hitherto existing  between Ed Sands andThos. Hinch-  cliffe is dissolved.1 All debts rdue  to and by said firm will be collected  or paid by Ed. Sands.  PROCLAMATION.  French   Restaurant in. Connection*  M'    David Hastiic,   Proprietor. ; 1   \  ��� , i    - �� �� j    '     *  , Corner of.Fiist and Discovery Streets.    ',  THE WHITE: PASS & YUKON ROUTE.:  1   *    Pacific   and   Arctic   Railway   and Navigation I'omptln},  ~'ir British Columbia Yukon   Railway Companj.        v        - ^  ;    ,     , British Y/ulcou   Raihvaj Company," ~   .  C TIME TABLE.  i   1      *  -IN  EPFEOr   JANUARY 7 1901, ^  Dailj   except Sunday.       ~        i        ^  No.3N.   B.  No.l   N.  B  -i  .  No  2. S. Bound  2nd class.  1st class.  *-  1st class.  8. SO p. m.  0. 30 a. m  LV  SKAGUAY         AR.'  4. 30 p. m.  10.30   ���  10 55 j     ���  11.00!  11  WHITE PASS  3   05  3.00   ���  11. iO a.m. ^  11.45       ���  ,,  LOG CABIN  2.10   ���  12* 20  12.15 j  1.35)  12. 35 { p.m  BENNETT  1.15 |pm  2. 45  2.10   ���  ))  CARIBOU  11.50   a.m  6.40   ���   ,  4.30, ���  AR  WHITE HORSE LV  9  30     ���      L  AR  No. 4 S. Bound  2nd class.  '  4.15 a. m.  /  p.m.  ���RJOT1CE is bereby eivou tliut Sixty d��ys  after date I intend to apply to tlio  Clucf Commissionei of Lands and "ft'oiks  foi permission to puieliase the follow mpr  desciibed tract of land for bri icultuial  purposes: Commonciiij*; nt a post iwulced  Dtivul L. Hall's N. E. coi nor,thoiico 20 iliuius  West, tlienco 80 chains South, thejico 10  chuins I*ust, thoncc 80 chains Not th to place  oE commencement, confuininpr iu till 160  noies more or loss.  Situated two inilos oa^t of Atlin LoKo and  about 10 miles Noith of Atlin Ton n&it*) on a  tiintill crock known ns Burnt Crook.  Dav ld L. Soil  Dated  nt   Atlin,   B.  C.   tins   24th. du>   of  August 1003. r  HOTICE is horeby kIvoii thut slxb* day  after dato I intend to apply to tho Chiof  Comuilssionor of Lands and Works for nci-  niisslon to purohaso tho followlnir doud-lljod  trfle of land for ngilciiltural purjioset:  Commoncini*' at post planted at tho South  East corner of R Grlerson's pieeit3pt]on  No 245, situatod near Surpriso Lako Ln tho  Atlin District, thonco East 20 chains to Post  2, tlienco North 20ohains to Post 3, blionce  West 20 chains to Post 4, thence Sootn 20  chains to place of commeucoiaont. cojitaiu-  ingin ull about forty acres moro or lefts.  JOHN DUNHAM  Dated at Surpriso Lako, Aiif; 28th. 1001  ELECTORAL DISTRICT OP ATLIN.    ,  TO WIT:      * _ J  "Public Notico is hefeby given "to the  blectois of the Distuct of Atlin that in  obedienco to His Majostj's Wilt to me directed, and bearing dato the fifth day of  September, in tho jcar of our Lord One  Thousand, Nine Huudiod and Three, I requite the presence of tho said Electoi s nt the  the Government House, Atlin, on* the 19th  day of Septomber at 12 o'clock, noon, for  tho purpose of electing a person to represent  them iu the Legislatuie of tho Province.  "The mode of nomination of candidates  shall be as follows .��� ,  "The candidates shall be nominated m  vvritnifj- : tho wilting shall bo subset ibed  by tvvo registered voters of tho district as  Pi oposer mid Seconder, and by three other  ReKisteicd Voteis of tho said District as assenting to tho nomination, and shall bo de-  livoied to the Returning Officer at any time  betweon tho dato of tho Proclamation and  Ono i> in. of the day of Nomination, and, in  the event of a Poll being necessary, such  Poll will bo open ou the 3rd day of October  at :  POLLING   PLACES;    Government   01-  ilco, Atlin, B.C.  Police Station, Discovery.  Sinclair's    Mill,    Surprise  Lnkn.  Ronayno's   Gump,     Mclloo  Crook.  " Mining-    Rocordor's   Offlco,  Wells, B.C  Mining   Rocoidor's   Office'  Bonnett. B.C.  Police   Statioti,  Telegraph  Creek.  Of whioh every porson is hereby required  to take notico and govern htmsolf accordingly.  Given under my hand   at Atlin, B.C., this  7th day of Septomber, A.D , 1003.  A. S CKOSS,  Returning Ofllcer  2. 10 ,  1.00,,  12.20  10.20    ,  7.00   ���  Passengers must be at depots in time to have Baggage inspected and checked,  spection isstopped 30 minutes beforo leaving time of train.     ,- '  150 pounds of baggage will bo checked free w ith each full faro ticket and 75 pound*  with each half fare ticket. *  In-  J. G. CoKNI"t.L.  Hugger riot*;!  ,    i Discovery.    *  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN    '  CONNECTION.  Headauaiters for Brook's stag*.  ree  -  DISCOVERY, B. C.  NEW DINING ROOM  NOW OPEN,  Furnishing   The  BEST, MEALS IN CAMP.  Finest of liquors.     Good stabling.  PeHew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman  .  Provincial Assayers  The Vancouver Assay Office, Established 1890*   . *��*������.   W. WALLACE GRIME &. Co.,  1   Agents.        iv -  Large or Small Samples forwarded for Assay  Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G. H. POPD        Prop.  Now occupj their now quartets next  to the Bank of B. N. A.. First Sti cet.  The bath rooms are equalb as good as found  In cities.   Private Entrance for ladle*.  TRY  J. D. DURIE'S  FOR  UPHOLSTERY  MATTRESSES  FURNITURE  HARDWARE  PAINTS& OILS  Atlin c~fc Discovery.  The Royal Victoria  Life Insurance Co.  OF   CANADA  Capital    $1,000,000  A. C. IIir*��!ifold, Ajfciib.  ,    \F\  u.  la  Ti  i1 *_ t i  <.' > ���  ~i��,~;,  ���������-*������* ������  ��� r-^f  ���r-mmtv^-nnH^wr^tg^,!) *\  THE HOUSEHOLD.  ,1,  Lei  v  I  i IB  i  ;' Home-made ice-cream sometimes  inrna out buttery, to the dismay and  1 (Emprise of 'Its producer. To prevent  QhlB condition, it is obligatory that the  crcalded and unbeaten cream should be  ��}XA together and thoroughly chilled  (before the dashor of the freezer is  ���fyurned. _,  v A1 course often served just before.  ���Qessert Is cheese custards, thin brown  Bread sandwiches being sent around  H-Ith it. ' '  ,      '  With sweet potatoes now approach-  ���ttnj their season of perfection at least"  :8a our Northern markets, a word as to  ��� ��heir cooking is timely.   Only Southern  ,   ���tooks apparently  can   bring out  tho  ���-real flavor of these tubers,   as   thoso  ���who have eaten them in the South can  .���testify.   A baked sweet potato after it  -Jhas   left   the   supervision   of   an   old  ^plantation cook is a thing to remember.  Its*heart,  tender and  mealy, encased  In a crisp  brown shell,  from   which  ���oozes the "candy," as the rich sweet  crystallized juice is called, makes a3  toothsome a morsel as is often par-  "taken of.    Another way,  and this is  , 'tha, Southern style of the cook books,  ���serves them in a sort of stew. The Boston Cooking School gives the follow-  *i -3ng as the procedure in such preparation.   Into a large flat-bottomed sauce-  ipan or cooking pot, put two tablespoon-  "fulB of butter and one   of sugar. When  Slot lay in enough raw sweet potatoes  '{pared, cut in two lengthwise and sea-  ���aoned with salt and pepper) to closely  'Cover the bottom, and  another layer  <not close) on the top. Pour on enough  , -water to half-cover   the   louer layer,  ,. ���cover   the, vessel   tightly   and   place  ���where  the   h'eat   is   gentle,, that   tho  -cooking maybe slow.   When the lower  3ayers are brown, change them'to tho  ftop, letting the others brown.   By tho  time both are done, the water will havo  1 Evaporated, leaving a very little butter  sauce to  pour over the  potatoes  in  -aervlnjj.  It i should -not be forgotten , that' a'  JIttle salt makes a poor apple eatable,  -and a good apple better.  , Every autumn revives the discussion  '���al the therapeutic value of grapes and  'jfliscovers anew the grape-cure enthusl-  - -asts.    It" is  satisfactory  to  know,  at  , 'least, that the delicious fruit   is   cer-  '4ainly one of the most wholesome, even  "while its properties as a cure-all may  ifce doubted.    In the matter of a fruit  "diet, an authority asserts that one meal  . -���aday ���xelusively.of good fruit is'moro  'effective than the'same quantity taken  ���arttn, .other food.   ,  ,   ��� When the holland shades have passed  ,,*tb.eir,usefulness as such, they may be  Vaeniided of sticks, fringes and fixtures  ���and polled thoroughly to take out the  ���stiffening.   After they are reduced to a  ,state -of pliability dried  and    ironed,  ���they serve a variety of uses.      They  ���-make among other things the best of  ^cleaning, washing and dish cloths.  At london periodical notes with in-  ������fercst that American green corn can bo  Ijnad at Covent Garden Market.      The  /���.paragraph goes on to rhapsodize over  "the vegetable as grown and served in  "the land of the stars and stripes," and  -welcomes   eagerly   its   advent   in   tho  liome larder.   A tourist this season in  jrural   England,   reports   having   seen  rmoro than once on farms  by  which  -���she drove, eiugle   fields of American  7 corn,   evidently an experiment among  -acres 'devoted   to   the   cultivation o*  ������wheat and barley.  '." Soeins  to Thin?-).  ''One of our great dailies has this to1  ..'say about how women wear themselves  "out:    "The 'seeing to things' ulea Is  ���distinctly-feminine.   No man eve** had  ���St.   Every woman is born with it.  ���  '."Men sit in a street car and watch'  "(She driver of a truck groan and tug and  'try to get his wheels off the track, and  mot  a  man  will   move  to   help   that  driver, or even sigh in sympathy. Ifivery,  ���woman In. the car is edging and peering and wishing she dared go out on  i*he platform and 'see to that truck.'  -.  '"That's the thing that kills women,  ^fThey try to carry the world on their  shoulders, and they don't realize that  libe world is a great deal better off  twithouL their puny strength under it.  "When a business man gets up in th&  ���anorning he takes his bath, goes into  the (lining room and cats his breakfast,  .hisses his family good-by and goes  .down town like a sensible man. I'll tell  you what the business woman does. Sho  .gets up early and goes into the child-  ..ffcn'B room, and fusses around for abouf  jialf an hour or so. If you ask her what  she Is doing, sho'll say she's 'seeing to  things.'  "'She hires a servant���and waits upon  .filer. Sho pays a dressmaker���and site  ���nip nlgbts, studying fashion-books for  -n new way to have a dress made. Sho  touya a hat���and takes it home and  -Ueara it all to pieces and makes it over  ���again. 'She dictates to a typewriter���  and then takes the copy and corrects It  ���fceroelf. She worries over other people's troubles. She frets over othea  ; people's children. She almost takes  -.medicine for other people's headaches,  ��� and she puts all her friends into ner-  ������sous irritation trying to 'see to them.'"  There is little doubt that a man wrota  the foregoing, and we cheerfully grant  .that ho has, evidently, not only been an  observer of women, but has been asso-  xclated with woman who have been  .little less than omnipresent and minis-  ��� 4erlng angels, who have not only per  formed their duty faithfully, but have  taken upon their,shoulders and into  their hearts much that..women ought  not to do, and which they would be  much happier were they so situated  that theyrneed not have it to do; but  women have a way of making the most  and the best of things, and letting the  men have an easy time.  When a man Is ashamed of the fact  that he Is about to get married he wil]  'make'a poor husband.       J      -*..,..-  ' ��� -���^        ��� -   ���  HOME THOUGHTS.  What  the Dlsmmitllnj; of an Old  "Clonic  , i Taiinhe.i.  'If every young couple, rich as well  as poor, could be brought face to faao  with the accumulations of family lilo  which have extended over two generations, they would find themselves  freed from many an unsatisfied cra^inj;  and cease from nourishing many coveU  ��us desires.  At a recent "bargain sale" of furniture in a gieat shop, thero was a  noticeable sprinkling of very young  purchasers; so few years had passed  over their heads that a looker on felt  perplexed to imagine the stripling husband and the girl wife seated at the  head and loot of the dining tables they  weie scrutinizing.' They walked apait'to  consult as to whether they could make  the slender purse co'ver the additional  ten dollars which was demanded for  some bit of mirror inserted in the  aldeboad or an extra monstrosity of  machine carVing on tho back of tho  chairs. Everywhere around them were  more conspicuous, more expensive,  more showy things; stretch thoir few  dollars to their utmost limit, the girl '  wife's eyes still wandered covetously'to '  the things out of reach. All the joy of  their plenishing was dulled by a desiro  for the unattainable. t-The young man's  face lost its eagernessT after all, he ',  could not give his bride her'heart's '  .desiro   . ' j  There was an ascending scale of .  price; a distinct demarcation of ascend-  degrees of wealth, but a common look  ofiregret that each in turn,could not  have something yet finer than the best  Within their, reach. Descending to tho  elevator with tho looker-on a brown ,  young farmer, holding with distinctive  American courtesy his vain little wife's  white silk parasol (!) loolced utterly  disheartened. She who had^chosen this  absurd piece of finery for the country  road had'evidently been unwilling'to '  (have anything he was able to give  her. Her heart had been won by curious adornments and the glitter pi glass. ,  By sharp contrast the observer had  been called to decide what'was of real  value, what of little worthy from tlio  stored belongings of a large family,  who had gathered accretions of material things from the four quarters of  .the globe. If there is a method of  teaching the folly of accumulation, it  fs this stern one of sitting in judgment j  upon the taste and value of the result j  of fifty,years of family purchasing and  boarding.  One thing stands out in strong and incontrovertible   evidence;      only     the  simple radically good things   are   of  any permanent value.   All "make believes," all modern pretenders to anti- j'  quity, ,all  inferior copies and shams, ,  take , their places in  the review  like j  detected criminals.   They     may   still I  have some smartness left, they may yet ]  have "an air of their own," but you do  not want them at any price."   The one  lovely   dignified   rieca   of   old   solid  mahogany, with a little show about it  as a duchess in travelling dress, shows  Its good breeding  in every lino  and  tells Its "blue blood" in the dull red  glow it caught under the 'sun of Santo j,  Domingo,   and ,the   eager     hands   of  dividing heirs reach out simultaneously,  toward it among a dozen glided imitations of the Napoleonic era of "mako  believb" Louis XVI. sofas and lounges.  northerly ' tribes." ' Climate stimulates  to'an outdoor life and deep breathing^  and many vocations" that in .colder,  climes are carried on indoors are performed outside: Mountaineers have  louder voices than the-inhabitants of  the prairies because'of the respiratory  development incident to hill climbing.  The lesson from this is obvious. Tho  "breath of life" is the one truth Iu  everybody's ' mouth., It Is tha'  great proverb that knows no denial..  In her generosity of this vital fluid,  Nature would Rive us good measure,  pressed down11 and running over. Yet  how many of the pancake chests that)  drag the streets like collapsed bellows,  know the swell and heave of uncum-  bered air, the sufflcingness of-an honest breath Nothing.can supplant nature's developmental gymnastics; but  in those unfortunate cases where the  conditions' of life necessitate confinement, much may'be done to expand tho  chest, increase cell functions' and volume of voice, through artificial bieath-  Ing eSerciso.���Fayette E. Ewing, M.D.,  i ���  ingiy creditable. Human skulls bearing  the atone oi similar .operations also have  been found in Europe, 'dating back to  prehistoric tomes. In the South Sea Islands the operation was often performed  with the'same primitive implements. The  local surgeons not only'trephine in the  ease'of fractures,'but as1 a cure for epilepsy and certain forms of insanity. Trephining is also performed in this primitive way 'even aa a cure for headache.  /A Forest Fire.  Tk\ a/uBoajat ,'who  explored  with  two  '~ *���"���,a region  -on   the western1  A Wull nook Ciibo.  Here is a picture of a handsome wall  case for book and bric-a-brac. It is  a convenient and tasty article of walj  adornment.  Europe's Ill-heated Hotels.  Once I nearly froze to deabh in Naples,  fvrites Jerome Hart in "the "Argonaut."  Once I piled all my overcoats and rugs  wid a mackintosh on c top of my bed  In Athens. And .' here ' in sunny  Spain ���<���! for . the first timo becamo  jognizant of bed-warmers and warming-pans ��� objects which hitherto to  me had been purcly-liteirary. I had read  of them in story-bookst but supposed  ' they were figmcnts/liko lhe Phoenix and  the Dragon. Now I know that they exist,  -and since I have slept in these shivery  Spanish"beds,' in these refrigerator Spanish bedrooms, in these'vault-like Spanish  hotels, I bless the man who invented  warming-pans. As "you go along the  gloomy corridors of these sepulchral hotels, your footfalls'echoing through* tho  arches above you,,with a bone-searching  cold rising up from'the stone floor under  you, you see rows of (hot-Water ��� bags,'  coyly clad in red flannel, hanging by' the  awkward doorknobs of rthe clumsy Spanish doors. At first you say', "Is this ho-'  tel occupied only by invalids?" No���you  speedily find that they are not invalids,  but that to prevent .rigor mortis setting,  in during the night from the extreme  cold, they take hot-water bags to bed  with tJhem. - -  In the larger cities of Northern Europe the landlords have been forced to  heat their hotels. They did it ipluctairt-  Iy, but they did it. In London, Paris,  Geneva,, Lucerne, on the Riviera, and in  some Koraan hotels you now find central  heating systems. Not so in the smaller  hotels of Southern Italy, of Spain, of  Greece, and of tho'-'Levanlt. There the  unfortunate tourists slowly freeze..  So I believe that.the Nor.tJh Pole,is  somewhere   around   the   Mediterranean, ^  and when I look,back over the lapse of*  years  to 'Jimmy .Massey-and  his-geo-'  graphical heterodoxies, I have' a fellow-  feeling for him.  In some of these hotels you occasionally find a queer stove. It would be'  amusing���if you did not yourself live in  the hotel���to see tihe miscellaneous way  in which the lop of the stove is*used.  Guests come to warm uheir hands, and  2-0 sway leaving their gloves on the  stove. They set down books, hats,_ flowers and packages there. In the dining-  saloon the waiters put dishes of.food on  the stove'while serving���not to heat  them, but 'using it merely as a table. I  have iTotiosd, however, that they never  leave the so-called "warm" dishes there  ���perhaps they fear they might get cold;  or then perhaps, on the other hand, they  fear they might get hot.  Tho landlords of these cold hotels display a touching solicitude jibout the  stove. Every man has his weak point.  Some millionaires hate to pay for postage stamps. The landlord of a big hotel  over here often spends half of his time  trying to keep the servants from putting  too much fuel on the fire. To prevent  Americans and other pyromaniacs from  meddling with the fuel they often keep  the coal-bin locked. ' It is a touching  spectacle to see a gioup- of Americans  shivering around a little, stove; to see  tlie servant enter, take out a key, and  unlock the eo.al-bin; to see tihe freezing  Americans grow excited as he puts two  or three teaspoonfuls of .coal in the  stove, and then losks tlie bin again; to  see the gimlet eye of a Granada landlord fastened on him from the office;  then to sec the hapless Americans sink  back into their overcoat collars, and  wish they were "back home in God's  country."  As an incident of the desperation to  which these cold hotels drive people, I  once saw in a Levantine hotel an elderly  spinster seat herself in front of the stove  in the men's smoking-room with her hair  down, while an elderly female friend  gave her a dry shampoo. To the suggestion of the scandalized servants���Mohammedan males���'that she should finish  tMs intimate toilet operation) in her own  room, she replied briefly thai >hc had  found the only warm place in the hotel  and she proposed to finish the shampoo  .there.   Which she did.  Kxarclae for tlio  Voice.  Exercise is a powerful factor In tho  development of tho voice. It should  to taken in the open air. ChiHi-en, like  caged birds, lose their song. Exercise  ds born of the free field and pastoral  bills. A loud shout means a long  oreath; a rapid race, many deep ones.  Thus are the receptacles of the great  aerial storehouse, opened, enabling us  to keep on tap that which is tho very,  essence of speech, without which no  sound can be sustained. It is a fact  that people reared in the country havo  clearer and ampler voices than those  city bred. The voices of southern nations possess invariably more music  and more volume than those of tho  Surgery Seven Hundred Years Ago.  Surgical operations were performed on  tho human skull in America two hundred years before the coming of Columbus, says the Toledo "Blade." The work  was done in those early days with the  aid ot shells and flint (hatchets. Many  skulls have been discovered in Peru  which illustrate the methods of these  early surgeons. From the appearance of  the skull it is also evident that a considerable proportion of those operated upon  lived afterward. This trephining was  probably performed to save the lives of  those who had received a serious wound  from a club or a atone. Considering that  the sttrgfeona of those early days worked  with nothing more effective than sharp  Shells or flint knives, the work is exceed-.'  ianuie" of Il.idaon Bay had an' experience  In a forest fire which could hardly be  equaled in scope and fierceness farther  south, where the woods are broken by  settlements. "Tlie men had pushed far  to the north of Port Nelson into a land  Inhabited by'tribes of Indians, where no  white man had lefW trace. Their story,  as''given in the "Youth's Companion,"  continues as follows:  '  We had crossed the mouth of a stream,  he says, which forked twice some dis-  tanco from where'it opens into tho bay,  making two long, narrow deltas. -By  sundown wo had gone a mile or so north  of the upper branch. Tlie 'air giew hot  and dry. Tlie light in' the western sky  was more denso and solid than that ,of  tho sunset, and it'extended louud to tho  north beyond tlie range of the setting  sun. Wo knew thut it was a fire, and  halted on a rising slop<>, where we could  get a broader view of the sky.  Tho wind was from , tho north-west,  and the fire must be coming straight,to-  waid us. In tlie hope of icaching one  of the deltas of tlie stream which we had  crossed about a mile to tlie south, we  turned back and walked for our lives, i  * We reached the upper branch1 of the  stream before tlie lire overtook us,  crossed it, and sat panting on tho southern shore. The sun had set, and the. fire  marked its limits in a wide sweep covering tlie norMi'-west. . *,       I  As we sat'waiting, the brush, across  the s'tream crackled, and live or six deer  broke from the woods and stood ,on the  bank, sniffing. r  The air giew dense. A dull roar like a  distant suif was blown-to us from the  north. I climbed half-way up a small  tree,'and then I saw a sight. Perhaps  five miles away came the fire, a sea oi  red flame under a.wall of smoke that  rolled on in advance. L  Before, I 'descended from the tiee the  3moke was on us. One of my compan  ions, noting that the trees on the delta  were of a smaller growth, thought we'  were safer on the lower delta, with two  strips of water and an island'between us  i and the fire. So" we moved on a few hundred yards to .the, next mouth1 of the  stream.  We were wrapped in smoke. Tlie rooi  of the fire grew like a storm. " We vvadeo  into the water, took oil our coats ;ai*o  , wrapped them wet about our heads  - Then we noticed that we were not alom\  Round us, only a few yards away, stoo<-  groups of horned creatures. "Behind ut  a black shape lay in the water, evidentlv  a bear. The danger had made the whoh  world kin, and fear of the common ene  iny had made all the driven animals tani.'  to each other.  Ashes and cinders settled over us, an<1  we bowed our heads close to tlie watei  The heat grew intense. , Then with r  stride the fire burst over tlie northeiu  bank. We waded to the south shore ant,'  waited. " Our coats grew hot on om  heads, and we "ducked" again and again  I turned and looked at the file. I*  mounted, I should say, more than a hun  dred feet and leaned aeross tlie stream  which was fully two hundred feet wide  fJnder that leaning bank of flame vn  itouched in the water, which grew tepid  ind was foul with the countless animal-.  ���at for miles up were seeking shelter ii  it ,     -  It was impossible for-us to push^on t<  the next stream. We were dared am  pnrched, and if the ihe leaped tin-,  ������tream it would have caught us in the  woods.  Suddenly I raised'my head, and'saw  the flames like clouds of five leap ovpi  our heads and seize the tops of the tree.'  on tlie southern bank. The fire had  jumped the stream.  For an hour we stayed in the waiter  waiting for the fire to burn out on th't  northern shore. A great weariness and  stupor weighed us down. Piesently wc  felt the air grow clearer and cooler. Ii  was raining, and we dragged' ourselves  to the northern bank, where we lay witl  our noses close to the baked earth ana  slept.  Afterward we learned that the fire had  ruined a stretch of timber-three bundled  miles long and seventy-five miles wide, a  tract as long as from Boston to Buffalo,  and half as wide again as the north-and-  south breadth of Massachusetts.  'The Venom of Snakes;  What he Promised to Win her.  She���You will love me always?  Ile^���Passionately, my darling.  She���And you will never cease to love  meV  He���Never, my darling.  She���And you will save your money?  He���Every  penny.  She���And you will never speak harshly  to me?  He���N!ww\  Sho���And you will give up all your  bad habfts?  He���Every one of them.  She���And you will be good friends  with mtemma?  He���Yes.  She���And papa?  He���Yes.  She^���And you will always do just  what mamma wanta you to dot  He���Yes.  She���And just what papa wants you to  do?  He���Y����.  She���And Just what I want you to do?  H�����Of coarse.  She���Well, I will bo youw, but I'm  nfraid I am mak'-'g an o;v��ul mistake.--  "Puik-Me-Up."  The Carnegie Institute has granted  P.OOO to the pathological laboratories of  the University of t Pennsylvania to aid  In the Investigation of snake poison which  Is groins on there, says The New York  tribune. Upon lines that Dr. S. Weir  Mitchell suggested, Dr! Simon Flexner  and Dr. HIdeyo Nosruohl have been study-  oiff at'the university for two years the  renom of cobras, rattlesnakes and "other >  poisonous reptiles. Highly interesting are  the experiments that iin the course of  their work these ^ two scientists have  made. They believe''that it is possible in  time to discover for each kind of venom  an antidote.  , '        ,,'.<*  t The choroforming of a 'snake and tho '  extraction of its poison while it lies unconscious i are an operation trequently  performed and interesting to see. The  snake Is first seized with lasso' about  tho middle. Tho lasso Is a leather loop at  the end, of a stick like a broomstick, and  the tightening of tho loop holds tho snake  securely. After It is caught. Its head is  pinned down to a table with, a notched ,  stick that is pressed upon Us neck. A  tubo ono and one-half Inches In diameter  containing ' a sponge satuiated with  chloroform is slipped over tho snake's  head, as,a glove Is slipped over a linger,  and soon tlio reptile is unconbclous. An  assistant then seizes 11 i>y tho neck,  and slips tho odge of si saucer under lis  upper Jaw In such re manner mh to elovato  the two fangs. Those fangs now Ho, ns  it were,'upon tho saucer, Tho opera tot  takes them ono at a time, between the  thumb and foi dinger of his ri'dit hand,  and.stilps thorn forward���Hquou/.os thom,  that is to say, from tho base to tho tip���  and thU3 all thoir , venom is extracted.  This venom, yollow, and of tho thlckuoHH  of molassos, runs out upon tho saucor.  and It is gathorcd In a vial and aoalcd  'up. * ,,-'',  In tho exporlmonts with live nnlmnls  that the university curries, It Is thought  best to Inject tho venom hypodarmlcfuly,  rather than to allow tho snulco Itself to  'do tho injoctlng In tho ordinary mannor  with its fangs, because a snake does not  always strlko effectively. - Somotlmos it  fail3 to elovnto Its fangs*sufllclently to  inject into Its victim moro than n drop i  or two of vonom. Sometimes It strikes  fiercely, nnd its teeth aro actually fastened for a moment In tho animal's* flosh,  but the fangs aro doubled backward, and ,  not a drop of venom is Injected into the  wound. * yet, to all appearances, tho bite  has been a terrible one, and-an experimenter, , administering to the �� wounded  animal a certain "antidote, ,would decide  that this antidote wna' a* marvellously  potentr one���would hold it to have cured  the animal Immediately���when, as a matter of fact, there would 'hnvp heeninoth-  lng the matter with the animal from the  beginning.  1 On small animals the effect of a- small  .dose of venom is almost immediately  fatal. A pigeon, for instance, on receiving'an Injection of three or four dmps,  walks a few steps, crouches, gasps, rolls  over on its side and in one oi two minutes, sometimes In less than one minute,  is stone dead. '  On a larger animal, such as a doij, the  poison   does   not   act   so   powerfullv.     A  thirty-one pound bull terrier was low ered  into a rattlesnake's cage and was bitten   -  on   the  right  leg,   near  tho .thie-h.    Tho  bite was a thorough one. The dog whined -  a little after it was drawn up, moped a  while,' and in fifteen minutes was so weak  that' it had to He down.   At the end of  twenty-five* minutes   it  could   rise  when  bidden, 'though  itwas  growing weaker.,  At the end of fifty minutes it had lost all  power over its hind legs. ' At the 'end of  eighty minutes its breathing was labored. ^  At tho end of three hours It was dead.  A man���one of the attendants���was bitten by a rattler at the university by accident. 'In a few minutes he becamo sick  at the stomach and very weak. His face  paled, a cold sweat broke out on him, his  breathing was lrarr'"l. nnd hl��s pulse  feeble. This was the f='-st stage of the at.'  tack, and In it the v, "'ind itself gavo no  pain. In the second ��*tage���the stage of  recovery���the wound was painful. The  case of this man w"= typical. He was  pulled throi'-rh with<V- troublP.  One experiment proves that the mechanism which control** tV"�� act of sti Iking in  the rattlesnake lies In tho snlnal cord. A  snake's head was cut off, and then ^tho  physician's assistant pinched lt<* tall. Instantly the neck darted back like lightning, and struck the man's hand a hard  blow This action h-"* often bopn credited  to tho beheaded rattTpsnake, but usually  ,wlth a sceptical sneer. Professor Brewer,  of Yale, claimed ih*-- vears ap-o he was  in California and had his tripod and other  surveyoi's instrument in the field. Stopping along In the bullies ho felt a movement ii"dor his foot, and found that ho  was standing on a four and one-half foot  rattlesnake���a largo, vicious and fighting  fellow. But the snake was so pinioned  that he could not strike the thick boot  that held him fast. Professor ,Brewer,  held that rattlcsnako's bond down with  his tripod and out it off. Then he cut off  his rattles. Stepping aside, he saw the  body of the snikc, partlv coiled, lying  very still. Taking out his rule to mei-  suro Its length, the -professor took hold  of the serpent to straighten him out.  "Quick as an elocti ic shock." said Professor Brewer, "that headless sn.iko  brought the neck over and struck n hnrd.  blow Upon the back of my hand." Ho  added: "I know that bis head was oft  and that he could not' poison mo. but  that quick and hard blow of the rattler  made my hair stand on end."  Did Not Want to Lend.'  The late Henry G. Morso, President of  tho New York Jsmpbulldlng Company, was  ono day visited by a man who wished  to borrow money wherewith to launch a  questionable enterprise. Mr. Morso gavo  some polite excuso for his unwillingness  to lend, and the man declined that ho  regarded this excuse as somewhat llshy.  Thereupon, smiling grimly, Mr. Morse  oaid:���  "Let me tell you a little story. Once  upon a time an Arab went to his neighbor and said :���  " 'Lend mo your rope.'  " 'I   can't,"   said   the   neighbor.  " 'Why can't you?'  "'Because I want to use thcropo myself.'  " 'What do you want to do with it?' tho  borrower asked.  " 'I want to tio up five cubic feet of  water with It,' was  ''*'��� reply.  " 'How on earth,', tlv other snoered, can  you tie up v/ator w!''i  a  ropo?'  " 'My friend,' said the neighbor, 'Allah is great, and h" permits us to do  strange things with a ropo when we  don't want to lend l> ' "   "Mary;'.' said the mother to her little  daughter, "I wish you would run over  and see how old Mrs. Jones is ; sho  has been quite ill."  In a few minutes Mary came running back and reported : "She said to  tell you it was none of your business."  "Why, Mary," said the astonished  mother,'"what did you ask her ?"  "Just what you told me to," replied  the little girl. < "1 told her you wanted to know how old she was."���Philadelphia Public Ledger.  "   11  I  f-vi  m  ffl  m  9  m  ll  1  I '    ' Motor-Intoxication.,
The crusaders against intoxicants
Should turn some of their dncagy
.against motousts, observes t - Pons
correspondent of "Truth" \Ve begin to find out that motor-driving
produces an intoxication th<it may be attended with gi eater loss of life than the
combative violence of inebiiates. M.
' Hachet Souplet, at the last meeting of
the Societe d'Hypuologic et de Psychologic, 6poke of the intoxicating effect of
, rapid motor locomotion. The mental and
moral state of the driver become abnormal. 'He grows vindictive, furiously aggressive, and lets himself be carried away
By (the angry impulse of the moment,
fflhe high rate of speed works him up
Into the very same state of imind which
, brakes the habitual drinker of alcohol
Regardless of consequences. Both abuse,
fewear, and use vile language. La bete est
Sachee as much in the motorist whose
pace is checked as in the drunkard in a
combative  mood.    M.   Hachet > Souplet
Suoted a number of instances fiom poos reports of trials of automobilists in
•which self-control and the sense of dignity entirely deserted gentlemen of high
education and breeding. Dr. Berillon, an
eminent man, corroborated everything
tK.fi Hachet Souplet had said. He called
Attention to the conduct of motorists
' When arrested for excessive speed. In
Communications received from police
commissioners, they were uniformly
spoken of as forgetful of' all the restraints their social station required,
f nnd in a state of dementia. According
»o Dr. Berillon, they become as mad un-
tier the effect of the onwaid rush of the
motor-car as the dancing dervishes or
(the Arabs in a fantasia A human life
Appears of no account to a motorist going at high speed, to tlie dervish warmed
Iby a dance, or to the Arab in this intoxication of a fantasia. Dr. Berillon knows
ta. motorist who ian over a peasant aiid
[rushed on after lie did so as furiously as
•before^ He returned home in the state
jof depression that follows, a long rush
forward at the pace of an express tram,
and never gave a thought to his victim
•on the road until he ,read three days
niter how he had killed him. He then
Ifelt very sorry, declared himself guilty
bf the death of the peasant, and settled
Ian annuity on his family. Dr. Benllon,
after investigating into a large numbei
of police cases against chauffeurs, be
Sieves they cannot help then leckless
driving. Tlie fuiore steals on them. In
setting out they intend to go at a moder
ate pace, tout as they -warm, to the work
they must rush on faster and faster. The
Hying landscape tinoughJ which they teai
forwaard produces the kind" of giddiness
-which Arabs say takes hold of them in
the fantasia. In this state motorists
would run down those ncaiest and dealest to them as unhesitatingly as though
fthey weie so many peasants. ^ M. Beril
*. lion thinks that the only euie is to make
Ithe manufacturers of motors jointly responsible for the bones broken or dives
|taken by purchasers of their cars. > Machinery would then be so contrived as t«
•render a high rate of speed impossible.
ment to lose,'* said that worthy fellow,
with tender humor; "we'll begin this
instant," and, producing the alphabet, he
there and then administered to bis aged
pupil her first lesson in the mysteries of
A, B, C. But Mother Hu^uet was an
apt scholar. By infinite docility and diligence she was able to spell a little at
the end of several weeks, could read in a
few months, and can now inuit'e a, littla
letter as well as most of her class.
'l        Beware of "Absolute."
Whatever may be tho merits or, demerits of "absolutely unique"—and it may
be noted that the Prime Minister, Mr.
Balfour, employed this term in describing
the tenure of the Colonial Office by Mr.
Chamberlain—there is no doubt that "absolutely" Is the most overworked adverb
In our vocabulary. Among politicians especially the word Is used In the most
careless way ; Mr. Balfour, In his brief
speech, employed It twice' But It Is not
for newspapers to sneer at politicians in
this respect. Only the other day, in a news
agency telegram printed In several evening Journals, the woi ld was Informed that
there was an.official assurance from the
Vatican that the lumor of the Pope's
death was "absolutely without foundation." With this one may compare Mark
Twain's comment upon the report of his
own death—that It was "much exaggerated." ,
I More Intelligent Anticipation. ,
I According to ithe "Academy," a Scotch
newspapei contains the following: "Ont
Is inclined to think that the Peisiaji as
tronomer-poet Omar Khayyam has been
a diligent student of Shakespeare and
tBurns; if not, then the literary coincidences are somewhat remarkable." The
writer goes on to observe that Omai
Ishould be styled .the "Persian Burns."
This fredh field in the domain of the
Newer Criticism, from which we here
gather a sample, clearly promises a rich
harvest, thinks "Punch."   Thus:
There can^be Etule doubt that Milton
was a keen student of Marie Corelli. His
picture of "Satan tihe Hero" is only too
obviously a feeble imitation of the greater writer's chictf character in her novw
"The Sorrows of Satan." Shakespeare,
boo, in Portia's speech, (refers to <the
"force of temporal power " It is not difficult to guess what suggested tlie phrase
Did Eomer read Phillips? This ques
tion has 'been agitating the literary public for some time, and interest in the
subject has been revived lately by an article in one of the re/views, in which the
writer discovers many poinits of resemblance between the story of Phillips'
"TJlyBscs" and that of Homer's'less memorable hero. And yet the Greek mada
no acknowledgment wliatevor of his indebtedness!
Scott owed much to Crockett. A great
part of "Rob Roy," "Old Mortality," and
ether novels Is strangely reminiscent of
the master's woik, and -some passages-
seem to have been "lifted" almost entire
from the pages of tlie Wizard of Peni-
One of Burns' chief claims to fame is
Ithat he wrote "Auld Lang' Syne," and
Willing; to Pay Half.
In a Scotch country pailsh not long
ago, says Tlt-Blts, there lived a church
officer who hud filled that post and that
of grave digger for the long spaco of
fifty yoais Suspicion had long been entertained that ho was" In the lialjit be helping himself out of the collection plate
whenever opportunity admitted It was
difficult, of course, to piovo this At last,
howovor, tho sum of £1 was abstracted
from a missionary box which stood In
the vostry, and over"thlng combined to
point out this'man'as tho culprit. Tho
ciders told tho mlnlat-pi that something
must really be done The lovorend gentleman said ho would make investigations.
Tho following Sabbath, aftei tho morning soivice, the minister was takings off
his gown and bands, and, being alone In
the vostry with tho suspectod man, he
thought tho opportunity was too good to
be lost, so ho said :— t
"Andiew, have you heard of tho money
that is n-misslng from the box '"
'  "O'ay," said Andrew.,  "I was hearing
something aboot It."
"Andrew," continued the other, very
gravely, "this matter lies between you
and me. We are the only two who have
access to the box. Eilher you or I must
•bo  tha thlel " i
" 'Deed, sir," rsjolne-'btho imperturbable
Andiow, "it is just as vou say ; we're tho
onlv two-that has hac" access to tho box,
and I think the best rM.y',11 be for you tao
pay the half and I pay tho tither, and sae
nae malr aboot it " T
Is  New  ZealandJ British? x
,        » ..1.
.Queer points  are rMsed  from  time to
time in courts of lav,» for instance, one,
just seriously reservd fot consideration^
by an\Austi iiian Jr 'ge of'the'Supreme
Court, namely, whether New Zealand is
legally a British possession. It sounds
like a Joke at the e*. pease of "khat most
ardent and -, energetic ^ of 'Imperialists,
"King Dick" Seddon At the same time
it is possible there i "y tie something In
the point. Although Captain Cook repeatedly urged upon the 'Imperial Government the colonization of New Zealand
no practical step was taken until very
late in-the^ thirties, v.hen >it leaked out
that the French wer<* contemplating tho
annexation ot the inlands. It was*a
close race between a Tirltish and a French
man-of-war, the British 'ship winning by
a few hours. It Is conceivable that In
the excitement of the moment some formality in the proclamation of British sovereignty over Now. Zealand may have
been overlooked. In 1835 a Frenchman
who called himself "Baron de Thierry"
proclaimed himself 'Sovereign Chief of
New Zealand, but his funds failed,
ninety-three followers deserted and ho
sank Into obscurity.
A Wonderful Dog.
They were talking about the almost
human intelligence exhibited by dogs
on some occasions, <;ays The Washington Star. Several anecdotes had been
related of the wonderful intellect of
canines, when an army officer, who is
connected with'the cavalry arm of the
service, stepped into the ring and
squared himself for a good one. He is
something of a sportsman and knows
a good dog when he sees one, so that
his story was listened to with more
than usual interest by his friends.—"It
was down in Texas several years ago
that I came across the greatest dog'I
ever saw or heard of," he said. "The
animal belonged to a friend of mine
and was the greatest* quail dog "you
ever saw. We have taken that dog out
day after day and lie would never go
wrong, and would point quail in the
imost unlooked-for -places. One day we
■were walking into town from the army
•post where I was stationed, this friend
of mine and I, and we had , the dog
along. As we were walking along the
road carelessly a.wfill-drcsscd stranger
passed us. No sooner had the man
passed on than the dog stuck his tail
in the air, and assumed the attitude rc-
cogni7ed as  'pointi"g'      It was some
~~ Anecdotal. J }* < »
When the friends of the rival claim-,
)Kuts of the discovery of anaesthesia were
proposing'■'monuments for each other,
bhver Wendell Holmes suggested that
all should unite in erecting a single memorial, with a central group, symbolizing painless eirrgeiy, a statue of Jackson
on one side, a statue of Morton"on the'
other, and the inscription beneath: "To1
In the days' of Louis XIV. even warriors bandied epigrams with on© another, c. The -Marechal de Grammont had
taken a fortress by siege., "I will i tell
yon a secret," said its military governor,
after surrendering. "The reason of my
sapitulation was that I >.had no1 more
powder." "And, seciet for, secret," returned the marechal, suavely, "the reason of my accepting* it on suelj_ easy
terms was that I had no more bill."
Chartran, who painted during his visit
to America, the President, Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Alice Roosevelt, was one
day interviewed in- Washington on the
lubject of his work. Oharbran talked
about his work in n strange kway, ignoring his important pieces, and lauding to
the skies those that v. ei e of comparative
insignificance. "Why is it, sir,", the reporter Baid finally, "that you only give
praise to your worst paintings?" "Because," was the reply, "they only need it.
My best ones praise themselves."^
Here is'a story, the truth of which is
vouched for by an English' lady resident
in Florence. 'She has a 'balcony that
overhangs, a street in which are some
shops, and a few days ago an American
mother and daughter paused to look m
at the window, and interchanged the following remarks: "Mamie, are you.quite
sure that this is Venice f" "Why, yes,
mamma," was the reply, "you know it
says in our itinerary that we are to bo
in "Venice on, April 15, and to-day' is
April (15, sure!"        - .      ~
• About half a century ago the author
of "Little Women" was in London, and
saw the Prince of -Wales, then a yellow-
haired youth:   His Royal Highness ""impressed her favorably, not a particularly significant fact, perhaps, for Miss Al-
cott's   weakness   for   all   boykind   was
frankly avowed; but her vivacious com
ment on her passing glimpse is worth a
page of cut and dried history.   "Fanny
and I waved and nodded to him as he
went by," Miss.Aleott wrote, "and he
openly .winked his boyish eye at us, for
Fanny, with her' golden t curls and wild
waving,  looked rather rowdy, and  the
poor little prince wanted som« fun."
.   A kindly Massachusetts man was timidly wending his way tluough the effete
West and chanced in a restaurant in on<-
of the frontier,, towns.   The waiter was
armed with a sorrowful towel tied about
his waist, a dented tin tray and a couple
of guns.   The Easterner looted him over
in a gentle way and asked him if he had>
any breakfast food.   "I guess yes" responded the-cowboy waiter.    "We  got
ham and eggs,    fried    sausage,   chuck
steak, spare-ribs," mutton chops, corned
beef hash, hog and "hominy, light bread,
heavy bread, toast-bread," apple butter,
peach Initter, cow tatter, coffee, tea, buttermilk and beer.   Breakfast food? Well,
that's our winner.   Name your "-nib." t
Father Black, *tihe Engh<-3i eleigyman
who lias been writing letters to the newspapers a"bout the marriage -of W K. Van-
derbilt and Mrs   Rutheifuid, visits the
'London prisons weekly and tries to reform the prisoEers    In this good work
he    is    often    successful      Sometimes.
though, lie 'has odd expediences.   A re-
•iigious paper told recently how on one-
'occasion he devoted a fortnight to the
reformation of a housebreakei, and how
'the housebreaker said to him gratefully
'at the end of that time: "Thank you,
{sir; thank you for what you have done
for me.   Ihere was a time when I knew
nothing of God or of the devil but somehow you htwe made me love them both."
Tho Berlin correspondent of the New
(York "Times" tells us that some ladies
'were talking to the Kaaser on the position of women in Germany, and the Emperor declared'that he accepted hib wife's
opinion in each matters.'   "Shall I tell
you what she sometimes says'" said he.
"She tells me that woman's vocation is
nothing but four K's."   The ladies were
Americans and did not understand, and
the  Emperor explained  that  tlie  foui
K7s stood for Kinder, Kirche, Kueche and
Kleider, or, in"English, childien, church,
cookery, and clothes.   On another occasion the Emperor lemarked that "a wo-
maa. who can make jam pulls is worth
more than a woman who can discuss a
' v  some Human Kocrents.V
,The number of our "fellow-creatures,
roung and old, •who feel impelled to gnaw
lometlung is much laigei Uian is geuer-
«lly supposed. The chionic nail-biter 13
•veil known, but tlieie aie others who
either tluough dcpiaved taste oi psychic
disease gnaw wood, fui, cloth, etc', to
the gieatdetiunei of then health. Fiom
an aiticle contiiujtcd to "Cosmos"
(Paris), by M. A. Peies, we leain that
the nail-biters have been dignified by Dr.
Berillon with a jaw-bieaking name, that
of "onychophagea." Says tlie authoi: _
i "In one school,in Paris, of 265 pupils
examined, there were found 63 nail-bit-
ers, or one in five. In a high sdhoolbhe
proportion was a little lower. \ Examination of 100 school children inra village
in the department of the Yonnei showed
tout three nail-biters, tout >vo. a mixed
school of the' same department, of 29
boys there were 6 biters (20 per cent.),
and of 21 girls there were 11 -(52 per
cent). In a secondary school for girls, of
207 pupils, 01 bit their noils. . . .
About 25 per >• cent, of children of both
sexes probably have this, bad'habit.
"Now this habit is'.not only unpleasant; it has the effect/says,Dr. Berillon,
of constantly carrying to the mouth
dusty iraaional gathered in the hand.
This ingestion of pathogenic microbes is
a, source of various ills! Besides, tlie
'horny, material of the nail (keratin) is
toxic, or at least'emetic This is why
Ittail-bitftrs are often attacked by intestinal troubles.   .   i   .
"Various means have been proposed
to cure children'of,'this mania; many
physicians advise the smearing of the
fingers with a bitter substance like aloes
'or quinine, but this'is not always effective.   . T   . ]n
"The "gnawers 'of penholders, whom 'it
has not been thought necessary to decorate with a Greek name, are yet more
numerous than the 'onychophagea' In
lone provincial school' 38 per cent, were
found; in a girls' college, 59 out•>of'207
pupils, etc. Happily it is rare that those
■who are fond of penholders also bite
their nails. These two habits exclude
one another, the nail-eater being rarely
a'penholder-eater and vice versa,
i "A habit of gnawing hair has not been
jhitlherto generally' observed except with
lamimals. . . . Men, however, have the
lsa!me tastes as their lower brethren, for
I. . . cases have been reported from
various quarters ^of the world in which
'tumors have been found in the stomach
consisting wholly of fragments of 'wood
and hair collected in the gastric cavity
Thus Dr. Jacobson has published in the
'Medical News' the case of a young girl
of eleven yeaTS who was accustomed to
bite off the ends of her hair, and whose
stomach it was necessary to open to re
'  "Browne, my head,rings;' can you ae-    S;\^'FJKI
eount for it?" } *y ,\b]3j>
11 For a momviit Professor Browne-fen \\K
brows contracted, vhile courtesy and!' Y ^
animosity contended. Then he smiled, , \
indulgently, on he replied: ,
"Naturally.   It is hollow."
The silence became oppressive. Finals
ly it was broken by Professor Smythe,
who asked: •     i '
"And does your head never ring,i my,
friend?" , < > ,
"Never," <mm the response.       T   -*>
r.  **Ah," ireflectively, "so I< thought.   It
is cracked."    f
And each, philosopher applied himself
diligently to the course before him. t
• sty'
'Tragedian—I can't eat this bread, my
dear.   If s like lead. '        '
Wife—Why, John, I thought you liked >
heavy rolls—"dramatic Mirror."   , ,
An amusing story is being ^ toldl
among lawyers i pi a Walloon peasant
who had gone to law with a neighbor-
In conversation with 'his lawyer he*
suggested sending the Magistrate » r- ,<
(fine couple of ducks. '
"Not on your life,"  said his advis-T
er.    "If you do you'll lose the case," j       r
■The judgment was given in his favor,    ^ ,*
when he turned to his lawyer and said, (/
"I sent the ducks."    Astonishment on   . v
the latter'g part turned to admiration    i
when his client continued : "But I*sent <
them in my neighbor's name."—Lon-   ' ;
don Express. r_ ',j
» VH V 'V l        \
Polly, put the kettle   on— < *
(It has  been  sterilized,-1 hope?)""   4 „;
Polly, put the kettle on— '     ^\„^
(And washed with antiseptic soap ?) '    l i
Polly,  put  the' kettle  on—        , *    '
(The water's filtered, scrubbed, sur*-: )•"'
dried.s dusted,    polished,  shaken,,'   f^'
brushed, sifted, , pasteurized and >, !-*5'
/   ironed. I see !)    ■     ,*   <'  -   „ ,_>*' ■f..'
Polly, put the kettle on ; we'll all take   -
',    tea.    "* -   ,.   *;,•£/
—Cincinnati' Tribune. a       r>
n - *      t, _       ;j   t
'   In hi9 early day^ Sir Thomas  Lip-'   \'
ton denied himself plmost every ^lea-     "t/-.
sure  except  that of  amassing _, a   for-/ _ v "7
tune.     Calling one day on a Consul ois^  ",
business matters. * he    was \ offered t a" "       *
cigar by the official „ " , <      i
, "No, thank you," said Sir1 Thomas \"^
(then Mr.) Lipton "Although I am the <%- )
biggest smoker in England, I'.never v *
smoke cigars."      >> ^   „'      -   -    ->^J
"What do you smoke ?" was the sur- , ■-' , .
prised query. _        -(     "'   '  ' >
"Bacon," was the pi ompt "reply.—Sari ^ " >
Francisco Wasp. •«.       ,    - i*
A  kind-hearted    woman    who   was'
walking the other day tluough 'one ot
the streeis in the vicinity of Falrwuttunt
 —     « .   . Park saw  a little  boy sitting on, the  ,
move therefrom an enormous/hairy ball ] curbstone, crying bitterly. "        ,
•w»ighing 500 grams (about a pound).   ,j     jjer neart'was at once touched, an<£
"To these divers varieties of biters, Dr   g0mg up to the little fellow, 'she ask-
timc before we wei <* able to determine
iyet it seems never to have"heeh pointed j what he was pointim*,, but finally came
out that the refrain of the poem—"Tlve| lo the determination that he was point-
Days of Auld Lano* Syne"—is not really
Ms but the glorious Ian Maclaron's.
Honor to whom honor is due!
It would be impossible to mention ev-
iory writer who owes sometli'ing to Cadnc,
8igns of indeblcdirras are everywheio.
Julius Caesar surely knew Rome throug'.i
Oaane's graphic description, and how of
ten has tho mighty Manxman's fine
-phrase "The Eternal City" been purloined by petty literary thieves I Wolfe,
too, who wrote "The Burial of Sir John
Moore," has a line, "We left him alone
iwith his glory." Where could he have
(derived this idea but from tho great
(«oenes in which Storm is left in exactly
rffte same way, "alone with his Glory"?
iBut why go on? Instances of plagiarism such as Jhese could be multipliod indefinitely.
An Aged Scholar.
1   A peasant woman named Madame nu-
Euet, in tho Ham Commune of the Somme
(Department,   has   just   put   herself   to,
rschool at seventy years of age.   Deplor-
ling her illiteracy, tlie old dame at last
'summoned courage some months ago to ,    f„
ask tho village schoolmaster if he would   cvcr saw or hcarcl of-
(teach her to read.   "There is not a.niQ-
ing the stranger whicli proved to be
coircct. We called to the man and
asked him if he had any quail about
him, or if he had eaten any quail, explaining why we asked. Tie s.ud he
had nothing of the kind, and did not
remember having eaten any for some
months. Turning to my friend, I said :
" 'Your old dog has gone wrong'
"'Not a bit of it.' he replied. 'That
'dog is right,and I'll bet you $io he is.'
"I did not sec then how the bet was
going to be settled but took it up
anyway, and we continued on to town.
We went to the biggest hotel in the
place to get some refreshments, and
there  saw  the stranger we had  met
Tho Rev. Dr. W   S   Rainsford, rector
of St. George's, New.York, told m Philadelphia, on the day he preached bhe sermon that caused him to be charged with
heresy, of a sniub an old lady once gave
him.    "I had the habit :n my youth,"
said Dr. Ramsford, "of conditional!* all
my proposed actions  with   tlio phrase,
'Deo volente/ or 'God willing,' oi something of that sort.   An aged woman, tlie
head of an aristocratic family, invited
me one morning to dine with her the following night.    T shall be delighted to
dme with you, madam,' I said, 'if I am
spared.'   The terminal phrase seemed to
displease her.   Perhaps she thought she
Biuffcd cant in it.   She fiowned and said:
'Oh, if you're dead I'll not expect you.'"
Joseph Elkinton, the Philadelphia author, belongs to the Society of Friends
lie conveises as brilliantly as he writes,
and never is his society more engaging
than when he consents to narrate something from his store  of  Quaker anecdotes.      "Tlie story goes," he said the
Talamon has'added another,'that' of
thread-eaters.' Let us hear him: /l have
just observed bhe following case of a
young girl of eighteen, a'dressmaker . . i
who was under my care for a slight indisposition, when the nurse told me that
the patient passed'her time in gnawing
at her woolen fichu. . *. . In four oi
.five days -a.third of the garment had
.been eaten. The patient told,,us that
in the previous September, beang in the
[country and at leisure, she had eaten a
whole fichu in less than a month.' . . .
1 "This observation is not isolated; the
habit of gnawing cloth or thread is certainly very frequent among workers with
the needle, but it has not yet -received
sufficient, attention, although it may
have given^rise to much graver troubles
than nail-biting.
"The biting manias seem to be in the
icaibegory of those in which the victims
ieat odd kinds of food, or substances more
lor less repuMvo to the normal taste,
iand which are classid as neuroses of the
•digestion. Nevertheless, the specialists
'who have given the a particular study
believe that the sJtomach is not the cause
,ond that thtey are rather due to psychic
disorder, -which may even be hereditary
and contagious by example.
*"It is rare,' says Dr. Berillon, 'not
to find among the ancestors or friends of
^those who have these habits others who
ore also addicted to them.' When we
have said that the biting habit is a neu-
'ropathio symptom, the remedy is at once
'indicated, namely, recourse to hypnotic
[suggestion; and, in fact, this has been
jnaei with great success in many cases.",
ed him the cause of his grief.  Look-^
ing up through his stears, he explain—'
ed that his mother had sent him vyithi  '^
some    pennies    to r a nearby grocery; -', •
store and-that he liad lost the monev..   s-
"Well," said the,woman, as she put
her hand on the boy's head, "shedding? l "
tears will not brin'g back, your money. „ •
What makes you^cry that ^way ?" ,, \ - j"
. '"Cause," answered ,the boy, as he
looked at the woman', perplexedly. "I-*. *'
don't know how to c.y any other way.'"*   *
—•Philadelphia Ledger.    L ,,    •
- ' i» /*    ,
"What do you    want, little boy?"
asked the druggist. , • '   ^
"Say, mister," sar' the boy, who hadf\
been wrinkling his face, scratching his   ',
head  and  rubbing  his   right  foot   up v    „
and down Ins left leg   in the effort to
remember sometlnrg that had'escaped him, "what's the name of that place.    -
where we've got so many soldiers. I"   ' ?
"Fort Sheridan ?" ...
"No ; it's a good deal furder away-,
than that."      '
"The Philippines "'      '
"That ain't just it, but it's somewhere-
around there."
"You don't mean Manila ?"
"Manila ! That''- right 1 I know—
ed I'd get it after awhile. L want a.
bottle of Manila e* tract for flavorin"
ice cream., ' How much ?"—Chicago
Tribune.       , \ r        ,   ■
"See there, Johnny!    That's an old-
fashioncd stage coach."—"Life."
on the road.   My friend asked the clerk other day, "that loud talking among the
who the stranger wis, and the    clerk jongregation once imtenupted a certain,,
pointed to the rcgistci.    As soon as Friends' meetinc:     The women at this
my friend saw the name he gave a yell meeting sat on one side of the room, the
and called me to come over there. raen on the other.   The speaker, when
" 'Give me your money,    my   boy. the talking became mtoleiablc, paused,
That dog knew w1*if lie    was    doing and looked at the audience leproachful-
when he pointed tint man' jy,    a woman, using,  said to lum    'I
"To satisfy mvsHf I glanced at the beg thee to take not.ee that the talking
register, and saw flip stranger's name. *r0u object to comr-j not from oms, but
It was  'Robert  F   Partridge!'    Tiulv fiom the mcn'<, side of the house'   The
that  was   the   most   wonderful  dog   I speaker smiled upon hei.   'So much '.he
potter, good woman;'so much the bettei,'
he said.   'It will be the sooner over.'''
'Mutual Compliments.
A certain man of letters entertained
at dmncr a number of eminent contemporaries. Several of tlie courses had been
served before it became obvious that
Professor Smythe and Professor Browne,
who were seated side by side and were
on the worst of terms, were apparently
oblivious of each other's presence, whilo
assiduously devoting themselves to the
viands bofore them.
Professor Smythe, being rather a sensitive man, presently became cognizant
of the attention he was inviting on himself. Therefore, crashing lua enmity for
the time being, he tinned to his advor-
siry and, in a most engaging manner,
Dodd's Kilney Pills Credited-
with Another Victory over
1   '     Lumbago
Johh Ball, a Quebec Bricklayer,,
tells how hie Troubles Vanished*
when he Tried the Great .Canadian Kldroy Remodv.
Quebec, Aug. 10. — (Special) —One-
more remarkable cure has been marked up to the credit of Dodd's Kidney Pills in this city. John Ball,
bricklayer, of 57 Little Champlain
street, is the man cured. Interviewed
regarding the matter he said:
"I have been troubled with Lumbago for two years and could not do
my work I was also suffering from
urinary troubles and had to get up
at night so much that my' rest was
"I bought one box of Dodd's Kidney
Pills and after I had used them Itte-
gan to see and feel a change I have
used three boxes and I am now
cured "
Similar cures by Dodd's Kidney
Pills are reported so frequently tha*
it seems safe to say that Dodd's Kidney Pills will cure any form of Kidney Complaint or any disease caused'
by disordered Kidneys.
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ATLIN   »B. C,    SATURDAY,    SEPTEMBER    26,     1903.
Chmoli  oi Esijjl'uul
St Mai tin s Qliu'cli, coi. Timd nml Tiuin-
oi&tioets SiiihIkj -,01 \ ices, Matins at '11 a
m , Iwoiison;: 7 !0 ]i in. Ciloluutioii ol llolj
C'ommuiiiun, ls,t buudaj in o.ioli muiilli nnd
un Siirtinl ocuibiou-, bund,ij otliool, Sim-
duj ut i \, in. Uoniiiiitloo .Meeting',, 1st
Tlnusdui'in cuc.li 1'iontli. <        ,
Jiev  r  ),. .Slci>l eiison, Roctoi
St iViuliovi-> l'lLilj} U'l lan Chinch hold
(.oi vices in 1 ho Oil in cli on Second St met
.Mouiiii„- wnui, nil I ownm** somii'o 7 8U
Suiulin Si-liool at tlio (loso of tlio inoiiiiiif-
soriiui. Hi v. \j TiliUin^tun, Mini tci J'*ico
'Ko.ulni;- Kuoiii, U> *.\ MJi uM .no wr-iconic
JJicj clcs jfoi icuL—bic>cle icpaii-
nig—Pillmau &,Co.
TIie last hip out of Atlin this
fall will not be later than Monday,
•Noveiubci ind, so says the advice
horn the Hunt   of the W   P. Ry.
McDonald's Groceiy ,makes a
specialty of fiesh eggs   and bullei
C R Wilcox, of Greenwich,
N. Y. and Volncj* Kmj on of the
McKee Consolidated Ilydi.iuhc
Company aim ed   on Wednesday.'
Dr I. I, Keiioon; Dentist, \\ ill
visit Atlm 3ii a lew ddjs.- Di. Benson will take offices m All in and
Di'-covei}; anyone' requiring the
services of a thoionghly qualified
Dentist will do well lo\valch foi
the doctoi's fnithei announcement
iu these colum-is '   -
Mr.TJ. Leighlou and wife, England, aiuved ou Wednesday Mi.
Leighlou and wife will-go on a
hunting hip accompanied b} W.
Aitken and John Ronayne. *"
The BalttiOidl Hotel, -of whicli
Mess'is. Anderson ar.d Sabin ate
propnetots, is all newly' finished
and is piobab'y die most ,comfoit-
abie and best equipped > hotel m
Discoiciy It has in connection a
line Hall wilh unpolled fir flooi
and philfoini,.suitable for meetings)
dances and  cutcilainments.
For Fii cwoi ks"go lo E L.'' Pill-
taaii, & Co., large slock suitable
foi election night
Laige slock of Domestic and Im-
poiled cigars al C.~ R. Boui lie's.
Mi Ray McDonald left on
Fnda"}, for Seattle -   v
W G Pax to u, Nolaij^ Public,
intends being in Disco*, eiy eveiy
evening. — Office a\. Palmei's, op-
pos^c iSTnggcl Hall.
Mi Tioloian left foi Wells, in
the Poicupuif.,' Willi ballots and
ballot boxes for the coming election.
A full line of silverware, also
1.S47   Rogeis  table   waic  at Jules
'   Mis  Bruce has  bought out  lhe
biauch sloie oi E. L. Pillman & Co.
at Discovery. r
"•   Mrs. Pillman and  daughter  will
leave  foi   Vancouvei   on   Mondaj*;
they will spend the  wmlei  on  the
*f   '        *     i
and the Supporters of
Will be0lielil at  the
W/Ttirs i ¥       MATT-
' ii'RIDAY,    OCTOBER   2nd.
* AT     8     P M
'       ' *'
' To discuss the"Political issues
of the day.       i   v . '
Seveial 'piomiuenl    Speakers
will address the meeting. ,   '
W. E   IIaddo'n, Secielar\'.
Boots" &' Shoes; Etc:
Tho   Line   6f   FALL   and   WINTER    GOOPS   wo, have' placed   In   Stock'
this   week   are   certainly    EYE —OPCNERS
■    / ' '   -
-V    '
Just see our shiils and ii'iideiwcai*
And socks at1 any pi ice a paii.
Oin nuts and glo\cs cannot be beat'
Our boots and siioesso turn,mdneat
Cigais and cigaictles,'to t,moke,"
But sec our pipes, oh ' my !
H oucCyou get youi ev es ou them
11 Ypifcannot help but buy,
The Rise 'and * Fall., "
The lowest and, highest tenipera-
tuies ieccided  foi, the week'ending
I2th inst,
ows *
Sept,   19
.      20
'     2£
26'   r
-   3'
-      24
J2 5
' MANUFACTURING. Co., Limited.
-   W.J. .SI
,Sale al Discovery every Wednesday and Satuiday evenings beginning Saturday 29 '_ Aug. Ovei
S5000 worth of clothing,* groceries
etc. lo dispose of.
Patties having goods to sell
should send in same for quick disposal.
Sssem*  Johnstone, '- Prop.
D. G. Sle*-varl, of Discoveiy, has
pmchased Mi. f2SToiton's stoie and
business 011 Moulder Creek.
Kodaks arid Fre jh kodak sun-
plies at C   Ii Boui no's.
Northern Lumber 82®.
Prices for the Season 1903.
ElO     Fbl.b 1.1NU OJ* LN',IM:iil,s.bUl1PI.T|J<* A'PlTllNGS Cai!*!u:d I^ Sxock.
' 1   ' '' ' „      ^ I, -^     "      . '
ELECTRIC   LJGHT .RATES   — Inslajlation,   ^3 50 pei light.     :
16 G&Kdle Pavirer Incandescent $3:SQ per month per fight*
<-r      -■ -* J /
#t      „ ff       '    s? ft $2iSO ^ !, < ,
Special JRates for Arc Eights & Large Incandescent Eights.
'    Also for Hotels & Public 'Buildings." '    —
. . _ j . _
TT7E   give special attention lo Mail and Telegiaphic Oiders.
'AGENTS   FOR   ^ ~      /    "* ' '"'     ° ' ,
Standard Oil Co.'
Rose of Ellensbury" Butter/ ''  »_ *•       . ""
'/'        ''      ■ The Cudahy Packing Co. \    >' . .   /.-
\" '' Chase & Sanborn's ■ Coffee/' ,     .   /
Groceries, Fruit\& \ Vegetables—Crockery,
Wholesale 'k Retail.   " ;* \'   -.'
. Skagwaj' '-Alaska.
First Street,   Atlin.
Rough, up to S inches, $35.
do        do     10      ,,        40.
do        do     12      ,,        45.
Matched Lumber, $45.
Surf-icing, $5 00 per 1000 feet.
Mcuschold Furniture for Sale.
An oppoituruly v. ill be offeied to
those who d<'sne to obtain household furniture. Mi. Todd Lees,
having decided lo leave Atlin foi
tlie winter 111 toads selling by pmate
sale the furnishings in his house on
Rant Ave. between Fiist and second
Streets. The goods, which consist
of sitting 100m, bed room and
kitchen furnishings, can be seen on
?Io'iday and Tuesday of next week.
DIXON    BPOTHERS,   Proprietors
Pool   &   Billiards, •   Free.,
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Freighting and Teaming.        &        Horses and Sleighs^ for Hire-
i*» ■ ^'
- 7
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 Amur
Sept. 18 Sept. 14
29 ,,     24
Oct.   9 Oct.   3
>,    19 »    :5
.,    29 „  (z6
For  further  information,  apply or
write to    H. B. Dunn, Agent,
Skagway. Alaska.
Wholesale   and    Retail    Bticlier
TA KU   B.   C.
F.   G*   Ashton,   Proprietor.


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