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 EIGHTH- YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C TUESDAY, APRIL    17th,   1902.  I  Garden iFlower Seeds  FjtO.tf TUP  F(QJt-LOWJ^G JJOTiE!) SEED ROUSES'.  The Steel Bri-ggs Seed Co., Ltd.  D. M. Ferry, & Co,       P  Jay & Co.; Victoria, B, C,  BULKSEEDS:-  Sweet Peas (Eckford's.  mixed), 10 cts.  r r  J       per oz., 3 ozs. for 25 cts.  Nasturtiums,  (tall)/  io cts.  per oz.,   3  ozs. for 2 s cts. /  .   ._, Nasturtiums (dwarf),. 15 cts. per  cz., 2  ozs. for 2 s������ cts,  timothy (seal brand).  ;     Re&)Cbver (lynx brand).  Austrian Brome Grass.  b   Get our pricey before purchasing.  All Seeds warranted fresh.  ���������^i?*-.-.-^^^^  LOCAL ITEMS.  fh  [pholles & Rdnouf, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  '-    HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,    |  AND FARMING   AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS.   .      -  .  Agents foi McCormick Harvesting Machinery.,  Write for priced and particulars.    P. O. Drawer -563.  .S^^^^Q^S^e@&sSSSS^^sS.i  If you want  CARPETS,     LINOLIUMS,       CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all  Kinds, in the Latest Ur-  to-Date Styles, Selected from  Leading Manufacturers throughout the world..  SAMPLES FREE ON REQUEST.  Our new Six Story Show  Rooms  are conceded  to be the  1 most elaborate,  complete  Home  Furnishing  Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us when in Victoria.  ggtcjo. Weiler Bros. ������s.t  Complete Furnishers, VICTORIA, B. C.  |%'������i-i_-r_2g������H2^^  I  You can't all be  Pinarjize  But you will make as much buying your  JVlei)'s StiitSvStinwer Underwear  Straw Hats/.jpeit Hats,  Ties, Socks and all Gents furnishings   at  B^FulJ  sjock pf groceries always on hand  SMOKE THE  '   ~'' 'Miner,        La S/lai iria,'  ��������� Interior,    Lazette: t  A  Clear;   Long   Havanna  'Filler,   Manu-  factured by the   '  INLAND ������������������ CIGAR FJS. COMPANY, Ltd.  ,KAMLOOPS, B. C  Nothing    but    Union     Labor   Employed.  PKQTECT HOME INDUSTRY.  FOR.SALBBT  G. .Howe,   J.   Humphreys, Union   Bay. ,R. J.  0    ' Robertson, Wm. Gleason, S.Davis, Mrs, Piket, '&  /'J; H. Piket, John Thav Cumberland, B.C.   Wm. 5)  ,   '.'     .Glennan, Ashman & Co.J,  Courtney.   G. G. Mc-  "   ;, .    -    - Donald, Comox.\   . ^ , r.,     ���������    .        \ji  ,  >       . .       , -       r ������ v'' ' - ' ��������� : :  ���������  ^^<_^3S_z__5_@e_'a-Te^  G. PRIOR & CO  EJBTABLISHBD, 1859-  '.*'������������������       '  .DEALERS IN   jmited  ,i ability  Hardvyarev   Tools,    Wagons,     Carriages,  IF&rm Implements and Machinery.  Miners' Tool, and Oamp Outfits a Specially'.'  Mas set/-Harris # Ivanhoe Bicycle*.  | Victoria:  Vancouver:   kamloops.  y ffl  *������-8  / PEBSONAI.. '\  ���������- -r ..' '-____/   -.. . / - ",��������� : ���������,  Mrs. J Grieve is  over, frorri Tex-  ada. visiting .friends.  Miss,Ritchie returned to Nanaimo  Friday after a fortnight's   visit   at,  her sister's, Mrs: T. Home.  T. H. Carey went   down   Friday  for a week. ��������� -----  ������  ��������� ���������CAVE    CANEM.  Little boys of< our -town have a  propensity for hanging up on the  rears of passing vehicles and stealing rides. One chap, I think, will  not try it on again for a while.  Last wee)*, some Indiana peddling  fish passed up Caunp Road. A  cloud of small boys made a rush  to "get in on' it" but all gave up  the race but one, who, faster than  the rest, managed to catch* the rig.  Just as he was comfortably hiking '  himself up on the tail hoard the  Indians' dog, no doubt thinking  that he meditated the thefi of a  fish, laid hold of his inexpressibles  most emphatically and forcibly,  trotting on after his masters as  soon as he had deposited the supposed highwayman on ihe road.  A convention of mothers was held  on the spot, attracted there by the  lad's cries. They decided after ��������� er-  sonal examination, that Johnny  would have to use a cushion to his  chair for awhile.  WHARF NOTES.  ������ tive;No. 1, in charge of J., Sargent,.  .rah off thei'rackv on ���������the._ approach-  to the coal wharf and fell from  the trestle wt-.rk to the g-ound, a  distance of nearly 30 feet, completely demolishing th ; cab, w.itojtank  and all the pipe fittings of the engine. The boiler and the framework are apparently not much  damaged. Alex Shaw, the brake-  man, went over the trestle .with  the engine and was badly shako ei  up,'but no bones broken. His escape fr.m in?tant dea'h was little  short of miraculous. Sargent,  when he saw that the engine w-.s  going over, jumped off. and escapeds  with a few scratches.  .A social* dance was given at t1 e  Nelson House on Wednesday evening lust. A number of people wee  over from Denman and the affoir  was pronounced a su.cce.-s.  It is reported that the best of  trout fishing can now be had at  Oyster River, the run of fish being  large and gamy. Large ca'c! c*s  have been made hy local sportsmen.  During the week just passed the  following vessels have called at the  Wharfv for coal: Str. Jeanie, San  Francisco; Str. Danube, Skagwa3r;  Str. Amur, Skagway: Str. Queen  City, Skagwa}*, ' Str. Tepic and  scows, Vancouver; Str. Flyer and  Scows, New Westminster; Str. Czar  with Transfer has made five trips  this week to Vancouvor. Barge  Richard III. is loading coal for Juneau.  On   Saturday morning Lpcomor-  PO__ITICA__ HJtWS.  Victoria, April 13. ���������Martin and Curtis  go, on stump beginning of next week.  Cvrt's, Minister of Mines announces change  in mining policy of Martin Governmeit.  No application from American co_upaiii<-.H  who incorporate under provincial laws i<<r  mining licenses will be refused. G'-ve.i.-  ment is given this power by Alien exclusion Act.  Victoria, April, 16.���������-Local Gonservavtes  meet to-morrow evening to reconsider decision re party lines. Geo. Sangster was  selected as the People's Candidate at the  convention in South Victoria. He says he  is ready to stand or fis.ll by the Marin  platform.  Nanaimo, April 16.���������In course of an interview this evening Finance Minister Ky-  der informed your correspondent that siefficient money had been obtained to comple *  the Nanaimo-Comox trunk road and tlu t  work would commence at occe.. 5e.leay.t8  for Cumberland. Wednesday.  ,   Political meeting evening of _ 7! h  at Courtney. "   .        , -  -s.H.M.8, "Icarus"   is   at   Co'i;..������-r_    ���������  Her   Majesty's 'ships'  . visits  are  always eageely looked for.,  Mr.' Urquharr; .of   Courtney,  is    4  tbs reoipient'of an acknowJe-igmVni  of receipt of the sumof _6S0 to Ma. -  sion House fund. __  An old time miusirel show  is on  the cards,   an \   if we,-' may - judg *.  from what we' know of those taking     .  part, it is   going   to ' be   Vcrackcr  Jack." "x ���������'*,'.  "������������������The light passed put  of a young \  man's life very   suddenly last' Friday when a fair daughter of Nanaimo   ''-  went home. -'Tis   said that' life is ; '  short," but'Bob's fa'ce seemed to say"  "How long, 0! Lord'how  lone?"'  -'���������  .The   breaking, of a   pinion'^ last  week   caused the- stoppage' of the  Lake   hoi������ting'  gear.     Advantage..'  was taken of.the miners laying, pff,' ���������.  tojremoye the old .fan and .connect -  the   new.    Thel-e was a* longer de- ,-  l&y but an extra stoppage < was thus {",  avoided.'   ������������������ .        '' ���������   . / r ..���������  The Epworth.Leagne had.another of their eri joy able-social, last ev-'-j; '  ening in-the/Methodist Church'?  school,room at,-'which many young' ���������'  performers '. arquitted them'selvas ' i .  most crpditably,4 - Among others, s  the piano solo'by .Miss Charlotte " *  .Mounce, was of special merit".  What about the Queen's bifth-%^  day? Boys,-get,out and organize/"'1  for a ,good, old-fashioned timel  The Lacrosse players.should be'ex- '-_  pert enough by this^timeto put up. ^  a most' interesting' game. Don't' V  "havefopt-balL , It is ^too warm un-?l*' '*  less you   cannot fill up" othe/wis'e   :- '**  One of   our .bachelors ,got;into a,'-  deuce of a fix  last week in Coiirte-   /  ney.    He was "Visiting at  the'doc-'  tor's.    As may always be   expected    '-  a sudden   call to  attenda  patient  came and brought the doctor_to his1 ' ���������-  feet. ��������� '-Here'," said he to his" visitor * v  "take the   baby.    His  mother will'"'  be back in a few minute?, and anyhow, he   won't-cry," saying which  "  he   plumped   the   infant   into S's  a4, ms and made off.    Describing his  experience   our   friend says: "The  baby lay quiet  for about two minutes, then'he began tecry.    I hushed him   asw-ell  as I   could, but it.  was   no use.    I   went to   the  door  and called but no one came.    After  an   hour  or   so   had   passed   the  baby   shrieked so   that I   thought  he was going   to  have   a fit.    Just,  stiffened   himself on   his hind legs-  and    whoopsd her   up.    Finally  I  could stand it no   longer, and, putting him down I went   to the door  and yelled with my   hannds to my  month.    I can yeli pretty loud, and  in two   minutes  and   a   hu.il, the ,  house   was   full   of   people.      All  Courtney was there.    That lets'-me-  out for nursing babies." ,  Note���������Our friend was in the  house just five minutes. The horrors he experienced will Lst him-,  ten years.  rrf  ���������.V-*  PASSENGER LIST.  The following were the passengers who came up on the "Thisile'^  Wednesday.  ; ~  A F Bate, F Dalby, W B Walker,W Anthony, Girl Almen L.  Menzies,' Mrs.* Menzie.-, Mrs. Gibson' Frew, J Boir, Piket. J Miller^.  F Partridge, Miss Milligan, E Johnston, Rev: B Gunimings, Taylor,,  J Miller. Hamilton,',; Rev, E j Per--  ry, Miss Swail,'.' Mrs: Le Feuvre, HI  .Waaler,.E,Sandells,Misb Piercy_.   ;  :i ���������������������������!< '��������� 1/  I'  ll  it  I":"  It ���������  ���������t ���������  I1-' -'.  The  ol  (Copyright, 189;'. by thu Author.]  ..nit'iii'   the   lit-*.'   .\T-ek   in   Munch   llr.,  steam ���������r  at lived   lo  New, Ywk  aft������*r  a  liassayt- of 11 days. UaH-hold'S'.-, Liberty.  -vviili  hftr diadem   of elactrii: llgrhr,  raised  hev huge torch above the river fog,  a.sd  the  eager immigranl.-t clim-be-d   into  t'no  rig-gins  swi-l  stood  grazing:   wiuh  e-yes     a.blaze      with      hope      a.     /.he  vast      expanse        of'        r-ofs      ��������� froni-  -whksh     here     ami  '  there     a     dome  or   a   tower   looom.d   up   against   the  nocturnal   blue.      Ifulda,  dreading-   the  terrors of the steerage by  night more  than by day, sat on  the lop ot a pile  *>������  trunks  awaitiog;  the  morning,   and  her  heart   swelled     with    joy  at   the  thought  that  now  hev hardships   were  ai   an   end   and  her   reunion   with   her  lover   was   close   at   hand.      Now   and  then   her   head   drooped   from   ���������weariness,   and  in  spite of  (he  noise  about  hev she Coll asleep.     When she awoke,  she  was  stiff;  in  every  joint,   and  she  fo.nd it for awhile impossible to move.  She   presently   discovered,     when     she  had  succeeded   in  adjusting  her  mind  to  the situation,   that some  charitable  ���������person   had   thrown, a   tarpaulin   over  her to prevent her from catching cold.  "When finally shs had regained the use  ���������of   her   limbs   and'  crawled   out   from  ���������under her covering, she perceived that  the steamer had just been' hoarded  by  ihe ('quarantine  officers,   who. perfunctorily   glanc '1   at'  the    emigrants     as  they passed  in single file before them.  The   ship   -WV3   gliding   slowly   up   t-o-  w ard  the pi.r.  and Hulda was among  the' first  to   be  transferred  to  1he   tug  "which  was  to  take  the  steerage   _ia'a-  then   no   longer   stave  the   solution   *",.  the    problem    which    had   .caused her  "'much   harassment  during  the   voyne'i.:.  She Had but $3 in her possession,  and  ���������Chicago, ;she had recently learned,  was  .,   r-.e_.rly   1.0CO   miles   distant   from   New  "York,     ln  this  extremity she  resolved  to  seek  the  advice  o������   the  Norwegian  Consul, and ascertained by enquiry ::t  the Bureau of Information in the great  Lrr.migrant   depot   that   his   office   was  not far away.    'But,   for all  that,  she  .<-brank   from   the   task4 of   finding   it.  Jt was with a sinking heart and a chill  ���������sense  of  loneliness  that  she   emerged  from   the   gate   of. Castle .Garden   and  stood staring'at the' huge .buildings opposite.     Four or five steamers had  arrived  the  night   before.     The  Battery  park  was   sAvarming'4'with     Germans,  Bohemians,  Poles  and  Italians,  and a  bsbel   of  alien  tongues  struggled   and  .wrestled  in     the   morning    air.  wtatber   was   clear,   with  a   touch  shivery rawness   which somehow  stele  into  the  very  marrow of your bones.  A   ceitain   hard     mocking    brightness  and  a glaring  alienism   in   the  general  aspect  of   things  added   to   Hulda"?  ncnse   of  desolation,   and  for   the .first  . time since she started  on hev adven-  (.uious journey did a still, small, questioning voice  make  itself heard as   lo  v, hether she "had. done* wisely.     As she  'stood   thereon   t'he  threshold   of   her  new life,  the beauty, the comfort,  and  sheltered   security   of   the  old   warme-l  her   memory,   and   she   felt   tbe   tears  '...ruing-   under   her  eyelids.      Hrjr   reluctance' to plunge became with every  moment  more  intense.     It seemed   as  .'������  she   muse  lose   herself irretrie.vnb'.v  ���������be swallowed up and obliterated. But  there was  no help for  it.     It was too  late to turn back now, even if r.hc had  ���������actually considered fhe possibility. She  bad only  to  turn  her eyes  toward  fhe  future   with   all   that   it  had   in   store  for   her   to   feel   again   the   passionate  devotion  in  her heart  flare up and all  her joyous  hopes rekindle.     The mere  fact' of being so  near  the man  of  he:  -choice  (for i,000  miles  seemed  a rne-r-'  trifle) made her pulses dance, and con-  -qtiering all  weak reluctance she started  forward,     following    the    direction  which   the  interp'-etcr of the   commissioners of immigration had pointed out  io her.     She was jostled and elbowed,  pushed   hither   and   thither,   but  managed   to   mako   her   way   through   the  crcwd of hotel runners, confidence men  ������������������and other shady characters who loitered  about   the  entrance  to Castle  Gar-  >den.     She  presently  noticed,   however,  that   she  was   being  followed   by   two  fairly-well dressed persons of extremely   unpleasant   aspect,   and   when   one  of   them  aproached    her     at  Bowling  Green   and   offered   herc a situation   as  lady companion to a very rich old lady  she was  fo   frightened  that she broke  rnto  a  run.     Her  other  piusiier.   perceiving   tlie   discomfiture   of   the   iirsl,  disappeared, but *.c her horror met hf-r  with   the   politest   of  bows   two   blocks  fr.rthtM   vp,   nnd   warned    her   ngainst  the   smros   which      beset   Uv   feet   uf  lonely  young girts  in   this  wicked   metropolis.     From sheer helplessness,  been us*-   Fhe   did   not   know   bow   to   get  rid   of him.   she   & Mowed  him   to   walk  at   hoi-   side   and   listened   to   his   very  pious   discourse.       But   sho   could   nol  suppress  an '.inward   tremour^'  and     resolved   to   be  on   her   guard.  She had in the -meanwhile counted  the number of blocks from the Battery,  and at the end of twenty minutes  turned the corner of the street, which,  according to her directions, was to  lead ' to the Consul's office. It was.  r.t. w-ever. a narrow and rather gloomy-  lo'-king strei'.t, lined with .immens dy  tall buildings, and1 swarming with people   who.   in    their   eagerness     to    g';l  ahead, often ran against each other  on the narrow sidewalks or pushed  each other into the gutter. Her companion, pausing when she paused, repeated some pious phrases about the  desperate Mammon worship of the lost  souls who here kept dancing about the  golden calf and begged her not to ven-  ���������t _ re into so dangerous a neighbour-  nood. If she would take the elevated  railwaj- up town with him. he would  conduct her to a. safe, quiet, and respectable place, where she would, oe  well cared for, and earn plenty of  money. As he fancied that he had  by this time established himself in  her confidence, his manner grew more  familiar, and she caught suddenly a  greedy leer on his face, which sent a  chill of horror through her. She  would have cried, out if her fear of  making a commotion in the street had  not restrained her, and it occurred  also that her persecutor, with his  fluency in the language, would have  greatly the advantage of her. With  trembling knees and a stunned sense  of bewilderment and distress, she stood  as if rooted to the ground, not kn.owr  ing whither to turn. Just at that  moment she espied, a few steps from  her, a large uniformed man, with a  helmet  hat,  and  club   in   hi.-   hand.  '��������� Please, sir,*' she crjed. rushing toward him, "can you not rid myself  of this man ?     He will not leave inc."  She scarcely know how slip managed to produce so much coherent F.ng-  llsh, and she supplemented its fancied  deficiency by appealing voice and gestures.  "What man an you talking'about,  ma'am ?" queried the poiicemau. looking up and down the crowded street.  Hulda turned'quickly about, but ro  her .amazement found no -race of hf-r  pursuer. He' had vanished as utterly  as. if the earth had opened and swallowed him up.  " Guess'your frie-id is bashful," ob-  rerved tho officer, smiling. 44 He don't  want  to  be  interduced."  Hulda. on whom this pleasantry wa-i  lost, was too bewildered to attempt an  a.i:.\vtr.  " Where do you want ic go, ma'am ?"  queried -the policeman.  " To tho office of the Consul of Norway and Sweeden."  ���������' l'li fake you there."  And seizing her, with benevolent  protectorship, hy the arm, he conducted her' two blocks down the street a:*1  pointed out to her the building in which  the  Consulate   was   situated.  There wera a score or more of Norwegian   sailors   in   the   Consul's   oflics,  and Hulda had to sit down on a bench  and'  wait   her. turn.       She ' looked���������as  could not  be avoided���������a trifle rumpled  and  worn   from   the   long  voyage,   and  she shrank from being confronted with  a gentleman of her own nationality in  a- dowdy  toilet  and������a state  of untidiness which  must  inevitably  prejudice  him against her.     She had  to  repress  this sentiment,   however,   in   the  presence of dire necessity.     She had never  Oreamed  how  tired  sho was until  she  attempted  to  rise  and  was shown by a"  clerk  into an   inner  office.     The  Consul, who had evidently expected a peasant maid,  rose  with the  utmost  gallantry when his practised eye detected through the shabby habiliments the  expression and  the  manner of a  lady.  He was a tall,   handsome,  and stately  man  of  50,   with a  certain diplomatic  diftinction in hi? bearing.     It was verv  delightful   to  Hulda,   after  her experience   among   cads   and   boors,   to" feel  berrelf face  to  face  with a gentleman  who spoke her own  language and could  without   explanations,   understand   her  feelings and sentiment?.     The coolness  of his manner in nowise annoyed  tier!  fer,  as it was  the opposite  qualifv  tri  men which of la������te had caused her "distress,   this  official  reserve  seemed,   on  the contrary, admirable.  " Please be seated, madam," he said  in Norwegian, pushing forward a chair.  " How can I be of service to you ?"  " It is very difficult'to state, Mr. Consul," she replied, looking- up at him  withMarge, candid eyes. " I have come  over here to meet my fiance, to whom I  expect to be m-arried as soon as���������" '4 aa  I can find him." she was g4oing to say,  but she perceived that such a statement might prejudice the Consul, and  she let the sentence remain unfinished.  " Yes, yes, to be sure. You are to be  married as soon as you meet. J. understand,'' he replied; anxious to help hoi-  out. _ . *  ' She was about to continue, when she  noted a sudden irutentness in his glance,  and it became more and-more difficult  to her to state "her errand. A deep blush  of embarrassment spread over her face,  wnd half  involuntarily she arose.  '* Would it be indiscreet to ask for  the name of the genit-lernan whom you  are go ine: to marry ?" enquired the  Consul,  cautiously.  " His name is Olaf Bran. Ho is���������that  is  to say,   he  is  an  engineer."  She was going- to say an artist, but  suddenly reflected that for purposes of  identification that might prove misleading. She' fancied that there was again  a strange significance in ���������e glance  the Consul fixed upon her as he rose and  closed  the door  to  the outer office.  " Then your name," he observed, as  he seated himself, " is HultLa "Brmck-  man."  She started up with a dawning dread  in her eyes, and moved rapidly toward  the door.  " You need have no fear," said tu���������  Consul; " my only desire is to befriend  you."  1 " But���������but���������how   did.   you   know   my  name ?" she quczied,  breatihlessly  Hs picked up am envelope from the  desk, and quietly handed it to her.  Though but half reassured, s'he accepted it, and unfolded a cablegram, which  she read as follows :���������  Detain daughter Kulda, 22 years,  blonde, handsome, 5 feet 9. Arrives  Rugia.  BRINCKMAN.  But no sooner had she finished iviacT-  ing it than she dropped it as if it had  been a hot coal, and made a second  start for the door. To her astonishment,  however, she was unable to open it.  The spring lock, a mechanism with  which she \va������ unacquainted. had  caught, and stit stood baitl.d. staling  with indignation at the Consul, whose  face continued to wear a most benevolent aspect.  " I assure you you hav_ nothing to  fear," he repeated. smiling at her  wrath. *' I have no legal p6w_r to detain'vou. or m any way to interfere  with your actions. You are over >_1  vea-ra old, and according to American  law have the right to mar.ry any one  you cheese. I may, perhaps, presume  to offer you advice, but I cannot, even  at   youi   father's   request,   forcibly   de- i  tain   yen." . , . j  There was something so soothing a-r.tl  pacifying in his .tone that she became  ashamed of her fears, and approaching  once more the desk resumed her former  seat. .        .  44 I am glad you lost no time in seeking ine." the Consul continued,... as if.  no initerruption had occurred. V. I sent  on. of my clerks down to meet you,  and 1 don't see how he could have  missed you."  " There was .an enormous crowd, and  I was the first to step -ashore."  " Well, but even then. However, since  you are hone, permit me, without offence, to take oyu to task for the rashness  of   your   present   enterprise."  HAD IT ALL PLANNED  SHE   KNEW  WHAT   TO  OF FIRE.  DO   IN   CASE  Wliex. (he CUnnce Came, Slie Kept  Cool ana Proceeded to Carry,Out  Ker Intcuti'ouM, With Somewhat Unexpected Resalta, However.  '���������So you had a fire at your bouse last,  week?" said the girl with the Madonaa  brow.   ''Did you lose much?''  "1   did,"' sighed   the  young   woman  with the Qrui' chin.   "I lost my self respect. ,u.y peace of mind and a grand  :chance to get even with my husband.  There was no insurance."  "Too bad," said the girl with the Madonna brow sympathetically. "1 understand ,that your husband was as  cool as u debutante at a tea, and"���������  "Don't talk to me about my husband.  1 have sent for uianima and his step-  mot ber to pay us a nice long visit. It  will require.at least three women to  restore biin to his normal condition  after this, and all because-��������� Look here,  Adele; you have often hoard me say  what I meant to do in ease of tire, have  you not?"  "I have." replied tbe girl with the Madonna brow wearily. "You said that you  would make an elaborate toilet; then,  after waking every one in tbe building,  collect all your valuables. and walk  calmly down stairs and out of the  house.    Did you"���������  "Don't ask me so many questions if  you expect me to be able to answer  them." snapped the young woman with  the firm chin. "I suppose any one may  change her mind occasionally, may she  not?"       ,  "Why, yes. of'course.    For instance,  Mae has decided ,that-after all she will  not   'marry - that', rich   old    widower.!  Wasn't It lucky'that she should change ]  her mind about it just as.'hls "engage- ;  ment to Miss Budd was announced?"     j  "Very.    But just think'    f  was not  even the prie~to discover the fire!   Vou  see. .lack was out, and I had hoped he  Iind forgotten his. latchkey, so" I went  to sleep early and slept the sleep of the  innocent. -,Now Jack is telling people  that if he had not remaiqed at the club  until *_ a. m. we would both havo perished, sleeping, in the flames.    How do  you suppose I am ever to manage him  after this?"  . '  "1 am sure I do not know. dear. It  seems to me this world grows Larder  for poor women every day.",  v "It does:, it does," sighed the young  woman with the firm chin. v"\T-oll, I  didn't hear Jack coine in. tie was  hardly in. hod before he smollod smoke.  After all. it was lucky that he was the  one to smell it. I might smell smoke  all night before he would got up and  investigate.   Men are so selfish!"  "I know it, dear. Kathleen's husband tells her that sho bad ber own  way in, regard to marrying him. aud  now he menus to have his turn.' When  she complains to his mother, the old  lady rather more than hints that dyspepsia, induced by Kathleen's housekeeping, is the cause of his ill temper."  "Mercy on us! And Kathleen?"  "Oh. she partially repays ber husband by making him live on invalid's  food, but Iter mother-in-law is still  ahead."  "Of course. Well, as I 'was saying.  Jack investigated and found dense  smoke coming from the back of the  house. Hv called up to me, and. under  ihe impression that he was calling me  to come down and let him'in. 1 vory  nearly went to sleep again."  "But you got up?"  "Oh, yes: when ho rushed into my  room shouting 'Fire!' I was as cool as  I could be. I dressed carefully, opened  my desk and got out my"���������  "Jewel bore? Oh, how calm you"���������  "N-no. I found out afterward that it  was 'my visiting list. How could I  have performed my social duties without HiatV"  ."Why. of course.    I uever thought."  "Nobody thinks but me. it appears.  Next I got out l'ny best hatbox and"���������  "!>'ivcd that lovely new hat! Oh.  how nice!"  -Well, no: I didn't. The box turned  out to be empty. I had left that hat  on the back hall table, and the firemen  npp:iivnt!y made a target of it. Jack  is so heartless. lie had always insisted  that the bird ou it, was-a." duck, and  now he declares that it sought its native element voluntarily."  "Pshaw! Just laugh at his Joke and  buy a more expensive hat."  ,"Humph! You don't know Jack. That  Joke will outwear a dozen'hats.  Where  was 1?   Oh!   Then, to show how cool I  , t  was.   I   actually   went   to   the   cedar  chest for my sealskin."  "I-Iurnph! You must-have .been cool  to want a sealskin iu June."  "1   was not  thinking merely of. the  present.  -1��������� er���������knew I should need it  next December."  "Oli! And what else did you rescue?"  "Nothing., A horrid, interfering man  rushed in. gathered up me and my burden and carried me, protesting, down  stairs.    While'people were calling him  a   hero'I  discovered-something queer  about my dress."  "What,was tho matter? A scarcity"���������  "No; a superfluity.    In my anxiety to  make a full toilet I had put ou my yellow'evening gown'and over it my bicycle skirt, a chiffon wrap and an" apron  I  had bought for the cook the day before."  ���������'Humph! That was elaborate! <Did  Jack"-  "When my eye lit on bi_n,4< I felt better, for I saw that he was not in'a posi"  tion to criticise my toilet."'���������  "Didn't  he think   it  wonderful  that  you thought of your sealskin at'/��������� ,  "It wasn't my sealskin. I must have  been somewhat excited, for I had mistaken a suit of his for it. By the time  people' were cool enough to notice he  was dressed as if "for the' .offlco.'4 and  now he is telling everybody, how 1 had  to sneak ,back,to the- house when the  Ore was out wrapped'in a'tarpauliu."���������  Peoria Herald. --.���������".      '  iooo.   ,  hail *,(> the ciphers in the da\vnjritj..vcar',  Como. lei ujr'stfiv'e to,make \hoir'-tneiuiiiiff clear.  As. sra velj'^ bending: o'er the'hqrb'scofijb.  We lightly "gild our prophecieV-'wUh liopoi   "  What" does   it   stand   for?     \Viih   what   meaning  fraught  Do we observe this mystic double naught?  Ko wheezy grip���������oh, most ecstatic dream-  No tni&ts fret the economic schertie,  Wo orators who talk, but do not think;-  No iiiiuglity plays to fliive'sad folk to'drink.  No touds'to/lu'unu the overAv'prko'l'r/il'ic*. . '  No bj>,H>election ln_uc������s l^MV^kj'tfoe pi/ard','.  No poorly lip.-iu-d oilrs to tviu.e distress.  No comic ads. to.'make you -st-pre and giiosa���������  Asthma Cured  After Twelve Vejirs' SuiVoriug:���������Toronto JfliyslcisuiH Advised -.caving:  Her Home to fjo to Mitnitobi.���������  Clarke'tf Kolsi  Compound   Cured.  Mrs. McTaggurt, SO Vanaule'y St., Tor-  ���������nto, writes : "I havo been troubled with  a_thii.u and bron.hiu- J or tv.'f'lvo years, -.vhich  gradually grew worse each year in spite of the  tnuirlreds ol dollars my /luisbiiucVhas spent with  octurut d.._t<ii-H. and almost "every remedy we  coi.Id i<r������ciii is. -which only ������iujrd_d -temporary,  a lict, * or i ho jrtist l wo \ wirs i could noj. he on'  my left side, ai.ti during'the past year previous  lu'tHlt-iig'Chiilu-'s Kijla Compound iho asthma.  bccauio bo fe-.v-i'ti that I had not had, a lull  night's sleep, and dur-ny most ot ihat timo we  had a tloftor m i'.itciidiuioc. We gave up several d ctorrt', nn 1 -wi.3 liccoitiing no hetlou, and the  last d'-.tiir, after uhoui i wo month*' treatment,  irnd n.o lie. f.uiild an nothing lor me, and ad-.  vitu-d me io go lo Maiuiooa or soiw: dry climate.'  W'������ heard oi GiKiku'.s Ku.it Oi.nipound being a  cure tor asLhma, and beiorc taking this remedy'  Hindis several int(uiilcb trout tiicse who had  Uiken u, and i ��������� each case louiul the result so  ���������siiin.uotory Ht.iT. we ro*>omd to try it. After  inking tliti first bottle 1 became much better,  ,m<! iK'gun to Hit-op well '���������( nights, fcjinco rak-  tut-' thu iInfd bottle 1 have not telt the slightest  symptoms of my former trouble. I have; during ill. pa-l. six months gained i.early _u po'tndb  in llesh nnd feel pertVctiy lu-altby inevmy way.  l" cau'ii^sttiv you thai I will d'ntll in my powSr  to mdiu-c any sulle'v:- ir������in this terrible disease  to try '!���������"  Con*lied correct by   IVtor McTnggart, Proprietor of Toronto Dairy (Jo.  TrTE^YNlia     ������  The neighbor women run half tbe fanii-  lii's in town.  The   incn ' kick   a   good   deal,   but  ar*  worked just the Mime.  Some men try so hard to be witty that  vvery one pities their wives.  No'man can possess all the virtues.    If  he has one or two. he is lucky.  There is nothing that. Hatters a young  housekeeper quite so much :is to have an  older woman ask her for recipes.  ��������� The world is full of thin, sickly looking  yoniiK jieople who try, io #convince, their  liealtliy lo-iking ancestors lliatVleeping,o"_?,  feather beds isn't good for them.���������Atclii-i  sou C J lobe. . -'  ,;���������!  Slut Kather Time heaved out n lingering _igh    -  ' Ami'said:' ,li dpjtny best'; us ypars. go by. v ,  .lint two stria 11 ciphers surely will bo found     ' '   '<  IJy iar;ioO'fe\v to properly go.todnjl',    '. ;   ,  15c foiv all these'reforms occur. I (j"ss,  '"I'mill-be  A.  1). one billion,  more or less."  . ��������� VV_s!iiiiK|oii Star.   ^~ <'.' -.      ' -      '   .     ���������������������������,'  Au  .VpiiOKitc Story.  '"There's a story i'ii4 the 'pa'per tonifrht  thai will make your hair curl." said Mr.  Sii.-!���������;;���������> io' his wife.'  "I wish you would read it to me. dear."  replied Mis. Snaggs. "for this damp at-  musphore takes all-the curl out of it."���������  I*itt~biirs: Chrotiiele-Tolesrraph.  Bickle's Anti-fJon____aptive Syrup etands  at tlio'bead of the list for all diseases of  tho throat and lungs. It acts liko magic* it-  breaking up a cold. A cough ia soon subdued, tightness of the chest is relieved, oren  tho worst "case of consumption is reliefed,'  whilo in recent cases it may be said neter to  fail. - It is a medicine pre. ared' from the  active principles or virtues of .several medio-'  inal herbs, and can be depended upon for all  pulmonary complaints.   , '��������� i        . .  ��������� -p    '  ,,^\  Not.Quite fleuliKert. "  Stubb���������It's a ".veil known - fact.that;  tho people of Chicago want the' earth.'.  T'enn���������Yes:' but all tbey get is. the  -mida���������Chicago News.        '> ' '"  i  '���������'���������-���������a  Ami  Yet  "iloW    did    your  with Mis'^. Jimp?"  "*1    wrote    to    her  think   <jf   anything  Chicago   lieco'rd."  ii   Woiiiiin!  corr'esponde'ace  end  to  and  say  she  ���������in  coultln'  repfy."-  A Tule of a (iormnii Gent  'Tis a coniical tale of u German gent,  Who only spoke Kuglisli in spots;  He wished to proscut.. as a oontpiiment,  To a lady "fotg-etinenots.,"  The faille goes on that -litis Gcrmau fjent,  Who only spoke English ia bits.  Still can't understand  why she laughed as  bent  And presented "forgecmenits."       ���������Judy.  Do-mcKtie Antronoiny.  "IV,pa. what makes tlie-stars yyiuk?"  "Perljaps" thoy notice'Hint',tlio moon'  's full.*'���������Clovolainl F'laiii'Dealer.' '     \������  ���������UNltQUALJ.l_D ��������� Mr.   Thos."  Brunt,.''  Tyondimiga,,   One,   writes:    "1   have to>  thank y-.uror reconuiu'iiding Dr,Thomas'  Eclectrio Oil  for  oloeding. piles.    I was"  trpubled , with   them  Ior   nearly" fifteen'  years,   and   tried   almost  ev������rvchi/Jg   I  could   hoar or   think   of.    "Some of  them ���������  would give me temporary relief, out'none  would effect; a cure. I have now beetj free  from the distressing complaint; for nearly  eighteen  months.���������   I hope you will  continue to recommend it."  ~������.\ ''J  ill  A Knt'nrnl ^Deduction.  She���������Mr. Shadows, the spiritualist,  seems to be very ardent in hisbelief.  lEIe���������Well, why shouldn't he beV Lots  of men I know are' tlelievers in ardent  spirits.���������Chicago -News.   a  i  'i  I  Cnttins: tlie Knot.  .Margaret���������What amrl to do -when  they both say they love me?  Dolly���������Marry the man you feel" the  least pity for, dear.���������Philadelphia  North American.  ���������s  h������  Ifo-vv Tenant* Will Sneer nt Ttii������!  A man does not know what trouble is  intil he owns a house and tries lo main  i    few   dollars   :i   year   by   renting   it  i  Dear Sirs,���������I was lor seven years a  sufferer from Bronchial trouble, and  would b? so hoarse at times that I  could scarcely Si-e.ik above a whisper.  I got no relief from anything till I triad  your MINAR'DS HONEY BALSAM.  Two bottiies yave relief and six bdttles  made a complete cure. I vtould heaitily  recommend at to any one suffering  or Jutif tioiiu e.  -fl  from t. ro;< t  lfrei-iT.ctu.-i.  .1   T. VANiiUSKlKIC.  And Keep the Family in Good Health  Without the Old Reliable,  Tried and True  ������ ITittt-  Slie���������Gnoi:^ tvl:  hat.  lie���������-Not hi---  for It.-In.'1 ���������  nt  ttrill ���������������  I   ''.ihI  for f!x\;new  : t"  .���������   i ���������  tun' i lia I 'paid  Severe  t.'rit ieinjn.  To b* continued-  Gave Hlni n Poser.  "Vou are my ideal." he said earnestly;  "the only girl I ever loved, the only girl  I ever could love. No other could possibly fill the void in my heart."  "And if you never had met me,  George," she asked anxiously, "would  you never have cared for any girl at all?"  ���������Chicago Post.  In these days, when a new "patent"  medicine comes to light nourly every  week and as suddenly disappears when  its shortcomings are discovered, you  can't tell what you axe taking.  To avoid disappointments, dangers  and unnecessary expense there's nbch-  thing like clinging to the remedies that  have siood the test of time, remedies  that were discovered by America's  greatest physician, Dr. A. W. Chase,  and have ever since been endorsed and  prescribed by eminent physicians.  Not patent medicines, remember, but  the greatest prescriptions of the author  of Dr. ,Chase's Recipe Book. Dr.  Chase's family remedies were never so  popular and never had such an enormous sale as they hare today.  These great prescriptions are as follows :  Dr. Chase's  Kidney- Ldver Pills, far  liver and kidney 'ail-c&ehts, ;'backache,  urinary troubles and.'' iiitestiaal. dyf-pep-  sia. The only remedy having a direot  action on the liver and kidneys. One  pill a dose; 25 cents a bos.  Dr. Chase's Catarrh Core, for cold  in the :head and catarrh; 25 cents a  bos; blower free.  Dr. Chasts' Syrup of Dinseed and  Turpentine; for croup, bronchitis,  asthma, coughs and colds; 25 cents a  box.  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food,;, for thin  blood and exhausted nerves; 50 cents a  box.  Dr. Chase's Ointment, for pile? and  all itching skin diseases The only  gnarantted oure for piles; 80 cents a  box.    4  For pale at all dealers, or sent by  mail on receipt of price by Bdmanson,  Bates & Co., Toronto.  "Would you bplieve it, professor, that  a few weeks ago I sang that same song  that Nelly is singing now on the summit of Mont Blanc?"  "Ah. madam. It's unfortunate that all  young ladies when they intend to sing  are not so considerate as you are!"���������  Der Floh.  ',5  I  *!_  il ft  "T\  THE WHITE  2T1 N'S BURDEN."  V  y  STATISTICS STRIKINGLY ILLUSTRATED IN PICTURE.  The J'roporliiHi. of tlio   "Uu<-<l������ii"   |J���������r���������������,  by the    Civil-scud' Nation. - Girat   xirl-  '    tuiu'it    CofloKiil    ������������������iJurdeli���������i'lie    "liur-'  * I       ,  deiift"  of 1'riuici-  and Uncle -jam���������How  liiicli  Fuiltla  tlie   Uuty.  John    Bull's     island    homo      being  rigidly  limited,   his   expansive  nature  was   forced   to   expand   over   .sea,   in  far   off  lands,   wherever   his   bold   adventurers   could   obtain     a   foothold.  And  so,   bit  by  bit,   his   hu-.e  Indian  and   Colonial  Empire  was   built     up,  until  it now covers' nearly     a fourth  of   the   earth's surface,  and includes,  probably, -a  fourth  of   the  entire  population.   The   actual     figures   are:���������  area,   12,000,000 square  miles;  population,   -100,000,000.      Theso     figures  are   absolutely   without   parallel    . in  tho history   of  the  world.  John, Bull's   commands,   then,    are,  more  or Mess, 'willingly   obeyed   by  a-  vast   host   of   no   fewer   than      350,-  000,000 subject people, and' this host  includes   nations   and' tribes   of      almost every known  race   oh   the globe.  . J>et  us.take, India as  the most conspicuous   and,   numerically,'' the  most  important   example.   A   small   but   fit  British   army   of   75,000   men,     aided  by  a  native  force  under  British   officers   of  about   twice   that'     number,  ,keeps   in  admirable  order <a    teeming  '     '-   population   pf   300,000,000,   a   popu-  ,    "lation   equal   to   that   of   all   Europe,'  .'exclusive  of  our     own       40,000,000.  ,     India   is,   in   fact,   a  continent   iii   it-  .    self.   It  contains   many   distinct     na.  , ,   tions   and   races.   The' census   returns  ,' , , divide /the   people  on   the     basis     of  ,_ language - into   no    .loss-    than      118  j    group,4,   and   oven   then     there    .were  some hundreds of people 'speaking an  -   '  unrecognizable  language.    Out   of  the  300,000,000' English .is   the   customary   language    of     barely      250,000,  and   the  British-born    population    of  India, is  less   than' half  that number.  There are about 95,000,000 speaking  Hindi;   50,000,000,   Bengali;   25,000,-  000, Tolugu;     20,000,000,  Mahrathi   ;  18,000,000,   Punjabi;   and   16,000,000  .Tamil.   On the basis  of religion considerably  over, 200,000,000 are  Hindoos,   60,000,000 Mohammedans,    7,-  000,000 or 8,000,000 Buddhists, and  ,    only        2,500,000   t   or 3,000,000  v.-y.Christians,   and   as   such   more.avor-  "������   ably,  disposed   towards   their    Christian rulers  than  the rest. c,  '<-           In  the. Straits  Settlements     a   few  ,   Britons .keep   their  eye   on     250,000  Malays,   the'same  number  of Chinese  and  some,55,000  East  Indians.      In  Hong Kong and   Kowun over 250,000  ,   Chinese are,    British " subjects.   ' The  t      "spicy  breezes"   of Ceylon     are      inhaled    in    settled   peace  and  comfort  by Mr. Thomas   Atkins���������the   2,000.-  000,000   Cingalese,   1,000,000     Tarn-  torate and Territories on either  side of the groat river put upon his  broad shoulders the immensely heavier burden of controlling some ,������>0,-  000.000 negroes, mostly war! ike'Mohammedans, trained fighters, with a  military organization cf high efficiency.  British governors���������not long In-ed  In those "white men's graves"���������have  also the care of 1,500.000 negroes  on the Gold Coast, 3,000,000 in 7,a-  gos, some 50,000 on . the. Gambia,  and   75,000   in   Siecrra   7 .cone.  What a' task the destruction of the  daring dervishes ,of the Soudan was!  With less skill or valor ' Omdurnian  might have been another Auuwa  la Egyp-l itself Englishmen have done  womicis and, iibia. ail, 'ia*������u made  men of timorous sens. _>_sides the  "-Soudanese our oiheers have also to  ,'kt-ep well in hand the Somali coa_t  and the Aden .district Araoh, as  well as the Bahrein Islanders in' the  Persian   Gulf.  According tp   a recent   official      report   there  are. over  100,000   Indians  in  Canada,   but  they  have  been     and  are so   well   treated  by   the j'ominion  Government  that' they aro particularly  friendly,   and   cause" little     or    no  trouble,   even Jn   the wilds'     of     the  -Northwest. Iu Jamaica a third of the  population   arc  negroes,   as   also   are  thu buik  of  the  inhabitants     in     the  Leeward1'-and   Windward   Islands   and  Trinidad. "  The  Bahama  people      arc  nearly   all-whites,     tbut     in     British  Guiana-there    are" 100,00     negroes,  103.000  East  Indian  coolies   and   4,-  000  Chinese.      ln     British   Honduras  500 white  people  live among  35,000  blacks.  ln -Fiji   there are  3,500,00     whites  to  100,000  1-ijians,  and   in  our other  Polynesian,  islands 'the   white     population   is   very  small  indeed,   ln   British Xew Guiana'a  handful  (250)    of  Europeans  form   the "law     and \ the  Bobby"   to    over '   350,000      frowsy  headed  Papuans.      The-.native inhabitants  of Tasmania  are as ^extinct as  the  dodo,   but New  South'Walos contains   some'   5,000 full blacks, Queensland probably ,10,000,  South  Australia 3,000,   West Australia 2,000f and  Victoria   only  about    500.      In      the  'Northern   Territory' of    South       Australia" are 5,000 Chinese coolies,  and  .Queensland   has   imported' some   10,-  000  Polynesian  laborers.   New     Zealand,   has    now    only   about  40,000  Maoris,  little more  than  a twentieth  of'the population  of that prosperous  colony.  P.NCLK   SAM'S  ������������������ IUJK 1>KZ<."  Io      Spite     ������>f     tlie     Woiirim      I)'>ctrinn  Amount* to $0,500,000.  Jt  ���������* \s_   _'J  T7XCLK SAM'S'"UtTHnEN."  (1)   United State-4-, 72,000,000.  1 f2)   Cuba.   1,500,000.  ������0   i'hilllppluos,   &c,  8.000,000.  < ,  In   spile, of   the  Monroe and   other  doctrines  to JLhc contrary,  the     United  States  now  finds   itself  burdened  Nvith   over sea  responsibilities   in  the  shape of peace and good   government  in  Cuba, , with  a population    of     1,-  500,000���������blacks,        thirty-five per  cent; Por;to Rico, with 300,000  blacks, and 500,000 whites, and the  Philippines with, at least 5,500,000,  mostof thr-"'  it iii  f_n no "pacified."  Family Peacemakers.  More family troubles are adjusted by  the magistrates in this city than'the' av-���������  eragc person would ��������� willingly believe.  There is hardly a day passes that every  member of the minor judiciary is not  called upon by a determined husband or  wife, usually the,latter, to issue a warrant. Nine .cases a\\\ of ten the applicant is considerably .excited and is eager  to' invoke the aid of, the law in settling  some trifling controversy. By calm argument and assurances the visitor can usually be persuaded to "give the, offender of  her or his peace and ,happiness another  chance, and a home is perhaps saved  from being . broken .up. ��������� Philadelphia  Call.  His Opportunity.  "An operation for ��������� appendicitis." the  surgeon assured the sufferer, "is rather a  serious thing! of course, but it is not nec-  e-sn.ily an alarming one, and it will demonstrate, moreover, just bow much fortitude you have."  , "Yes." replied the patient; "1 suppose  it, will show just what's in me. Go  ahead."���������Chicago Tribune.  THE FI.I.NCH   11 UK DEN.  It  1 mounts in lloiii d   Numbers eo fionn  58..O00O0O  14������m������i������I������*.  Frenchmen are' proverbially a stay  at'home pepple-and only about 500,-  000 French folk' live ' out 6* > France.  But France- has, nevertheless, a  splendid colonial empire" of some 3,-  250,000   square   miles,   with   a  pop'u-.  ( PIcI_injr Ont the "Waiters.  The safest plan to pursue at a reception where the waiters and male guests'  are clad in swallow'-MIs is'fo jam your  hum*** 'tito your trousers pockets and jingle a few coins when you meet a stranger. If bis eyes begin to bulge and hii  hand commence*' to'��������� travel toward you,  he's a w,aiter. " This is a straight tip.���������  Cincinnati Enquirer."     '   '   '* "'  FAMOUS MOULIN  ROUGE.  A  VIviil  Picture at   thn Ile-ort as  Ic  Is ���������  Time  Hub Given  Ic n. .Mure  Artistic l'liMtu.  As f-.e Bel  des   QuatV Arts is not  opea to tins public, and as none    but  accredited  members  of  the four  arts  are admitted,     the    greatest precautions are taken to prevent the intrusion   of  outsiders;   and   wonderful     is  the ingenuity exercised  to ou'wii the  authorities.     Inside the vestibule    of  tho Moulin   was erected* a tribune   (a  long, bar), behind  which sat the mas-  siers of the different stucnoa of Paris,  all in  striking- .costumes.        It was  their   task  not  only  to  identify     the  holders   of tickets,   but also   to  pass  on the suitability of the costumes of  such as were otherwise eligible to admittance.       Tlie  costumes  must     all  ha\e conspicuous merit and  be thoroughly  artistic. ,   Nothing  black,     no  dominoes, none in civilian dress, niay  pass.     Many and  loud were the protestations that rang through the vestibule as, one after another was turned back and firmly conducted , to the  door.  Once  past  the implacable tribunes,  avc entered a  dazzling fairy-land,     a  dream  of-rich     color    and      reckless  abandon.     From  gorgeous  kings and  queens to    wild    savages,    all    were  there;   courtiers  in   silk,  naked gladiators,   nymphs   with paint for,clothing���������-all were there; ..and the air was  heavy   with  the    perfume    of    roses.  Shouts,  laughter,  the silvery  clinking  of glasses, a whirling mass' of life and  color,  a  bewildering kaleidoscope,    a  maze   of   tangled   visions   in   the   soft  yellow haze that filled the vast hall,  There- was   no   thought��������� of  the, hardness and sprdidness of life, no dream  of .the morrow.    It was" a wonderful  witchery that    sat.    upon    every soul  111 ere.  ���������, This  splendid   ' picture   was  framed  by a wall of lodges, each sumptuously   decorated and  hung with  banners,  tableaux ��������� and' greens^   each   representing  a  particulL.*' atelier  and  adorned  in harmony with the dominant ideals  of their ��������� masters.       The lodge of  the'  Atelier   Genome   was  arranged 'to  re-'  present a Grecian  temple;  all the decorations  and  accessories  -were '  pure  Grecian, cleverly imitated by the master's  devoted   pupils. That  of  the  Atelier   Cormon   represented   a     huge  caravan   of  the  ' prehistoric big-muscled men  that appeal, so strongly to  ���������Cormon;     large "skeletons -   of extinct  animals, giant ferns', skins 'and stone  implements     were  ~ scattered    about,  while  the0students-of Cormon's' ate-'  lier,  almost  naked,   with  bushy hair  and clothed in  skinB,  completed - the  picture.     And so it fAvas with all  the  lodges/ each  typifying a  special  subject, and carrying it" out with perfect  fidelity to  the  minutest     detail.���������W.  C. Morrow, in The" New' Lippincott.  .\o Fear Wlie-a I>eatli Draw. Xltju.  "I have seen thousands of persona  'lie under ail sorts of circumstances.  and never yet have I seen one display  the slightest fear of death." This remarkable statement was made' the other day by a physician who has practiced many years in Philadelphia and  who has seen a great deal of hospital  service.     -    r  "It is a popular fallacy," he went on,  "to imagine that a deathbed scene is  ever terrible other than as a parting 5  between loved ones.', The fear of the  unknown is never present at the last-p  Even umid ignorance and vice I have-  never experienced such scenes as' a  novelist who strives after realism will  sometimes picture. ��������� <  "When a patient ts told that he cair-  uot recover and tbe end is. near, he invariably seems resigned^ to. his fate;  and his only (bought seems to be of  those wbo are to be left behind. This,  is true alike of mc������ and women.  "Those wbo become hysterical and  declare they are not fit to die are tbe  ones who are not as 111 as they think  they are.   They always get well.'  "A psychological reason?   Oh.'I don't  know thai there is anv.   It'sjust-a bu-   ,  man trait."  ���������  A   Conip|Mil'c   Name.  "One of tbe cjifleiences between tbe  east, and the north west."said a'Puget  sounder, "is Jbe, names of places.-.and  the Skiko'misbes, tlie-Snoh'omishes. the,  Suoqualniies, the Wahkia'kums and tlie"  lot of them give ������ man funny feelings. >  and' when he mow across Btiepda, on ,  ther-Nortbern Pacific railroad in Pierce;  countyi Wash., he doesn't kuow,"wbeth-<���������  er it  is Chinook  or Si wash  or  what.''.  But it is none of 'thero���������like Kouova. In  West Virginia, which is near the junc-   ���������  tion  of Keutiicky,  Ohio and ��������� Virginia,-  or.Delmar. where Delaware aud Mary-' '  land come'together. "     , ' ',.'  "Bucoda  is a  composite  name,  and'',  its story is simple enough.    When the  Northern    Pacific' came   in.   a    town'  sprang up, and it  must  have a name.'  There   vvere   Indian  names  in, plenty,  but something more novel was wanted,  so Messrs. Buckley. Coulter and Davis,  all N.  P. officials, put their, beads to-, ,  get her first and. I heir unities later, and  the name' Bucoda was evolved, with  an'etymology very apparent.to any one '  wbo is at all Informed in terminology. --  Bucoda it bas remained, and it is not  half bad as names go  in  tbe  Puget .',  sound country."       > , .',  X- -w..,^.1.  _  BTTRDC  GKKAT BRITAIN'S  " BITKDEN.''  (1) India,  30O,0CO,0O0.  (2) British   West   Africa,   40,000,000.  ("';   1-rhish    Kast    Airicu      and Dtrauda.  6,000,000.  (4) BritLsh South Africa, 2,000.000.  (5) British Central At'riea and North Rhodesia, l.tiOO.OOO.  (0)   British   West  Indies.  1,000,000.  (7) Natives, other 665,000.  (8) United Kingdom, 40.000,000.  lis, 250.000 Moors, and some 10,-  000 Malays never disturb his serenity. In Borneo the Dyaks and  other warlike Malays have been and  may be troublesome, but the unrivalled tact and calm courage of the  British Colonial administration may  be trusted to smooth down any and  . every   disturbance   of   the   peace"...  ���������The famous bay of the south, side  of the, Gulf of Peehili, responsible for  the feeblest and most widely spread  diplomacy of modern' times^���������Wei-'  hai-Wei���������is to be garrisoned by a  .British officered Chinese regiment,  .who can, at. any. rate, be trusted to  keep  their  fellow  pigtails   in   order.  The African  command  of John Bull  is a particularly  heavy  burden,     and  has   cost   him      millions      in     money  and   thousands   in  men.   Besides       1,-  ������00,000  blacks  in  Cape Colony      and  its   dependencies,     there     are    nearly  750,000 Kaffir  Zulus  in Natal;    250,-  000  Basutos',   about   500,000     Mata-  belcs and Mashonas,     with      perhaps  200,000  Bechuanas,  in Southern Rhodesia;   650,000   Barotses   and     other  Bantus   in   Northern  Rhodesia,besides  the   850,000   negroes   of   the   Nyassa-  land   or-British  Central  Africa     Protectorate.   Between   the  Zambezi    and  Tanganyika   less   than   300       British,  about   the   same   number      of       Sikh  soldiers and a small native force under   British   officers   "administer"   the  homeland   of 1,500,000  blacks.   South  of   the   Zambesi,   and   including      the  Boers   of  the  Transvaal     and      Free  State,  the  entire  white  population is  small   in   comparison   with   the  number   of  blacks.   Further  north,   on the  east   coast,   in   British   East       Africa  a*id   Uganda,   John  has  to   keep     the  peace    among     2,500,000       truculent  tribes;  and   on  the  other side  of  the  continent   his   Niger   Coast       T-'rotec-  (1) France,  08,000,000.  <2) French Ocuuiu-i.  e>0,000.  (3) French West  Indies,  &c, -400.000.  (���������i) Madagascar ami  Comoro. 4.000,000.  to I A., si ers  and   Tunis,   (5,000,000.  ((>) Senegal and  West  Soudan, 7.000,000.  (<) French Congo and Gabuu, 0,000,000.  lation, almost entirely colored, of  over o3,uoO,0O0; 2_J,uo0,UoO of these  are. in Asia, 3O,00u,OOO in Africa,  and some 83,000 in   Oceanica.  In Farther India the French are regarded as masters by 6,000,000 An-  ....me__e, 1,500,000 Cambodians, 2,-  0u0,000 Cochin Chinese and 12,000,-  000 Tonkine.se, and it would not be  at all an easy matter to control  these obstinate and defiant peoples  but that the French officials govern  them mainly through their own native   rulers'and   officers.  in addition to 6,0u0,_00 Arabs and  Kabyles  in Algeria and    Tunis.      the  I'rench have to  keep  au e\cr    watchful eye on  some  2,500,000 marauders  in  the, Sahara, wilds,   while their west  coast   authorities'  must     exercise      a  strong control' over     the      7,000,000  Fulahs  and   other   negroes       in       the  Senegal  colony  and  the  Western  Soudan,   2,000,000   on   the    ivorV     coast  aud   Dahomey,   9,000,000  in "the    Ga-  bun   and  French   Congo     and    a ' few  thousand   on  the  other  side     of     the  continent,  besides     2,500,000      Malagasy's.  Germany's   burden   in; the  way      of  dependent   colored   races   is' a     light  one   compared   to   John   Bull's,       her  entire colonial  population  being  considerable  under '.11,000,000.      On   tlie  West African  coast German      martinets  maintain-a severe authority o\ er  2,500,000  negroes   in   Togolan'd     and  3,500,000  in   the  Cameroons.. German  East  Africa  hus   a  native  population  pf some    4,000,000    Swahili '. Arabs  along   the   coast   and   negroes   in   the  interior.   The   Damaras     and     Naina-  quas  of German  Southwest Africa do  not exceed  250,000  in   number.  In China, from her foothold of  Kiao-chau, the Kaiser's "mailo-l  fist" may menace whom he wills.  In the Paci "c German New Guinea  includes some 110,000 unkempt I'a-  nuans, the Pi^i-iarck Archiepolag-o  contains 118.000 and the Solomon  Islands 90,000 specimens of the same  treacherous and intractable race::  l.-'.OOO Polynesians 'in the Marshall  Islp-nds conirlPte the subject race  burden  of Germany.  A BInckmaller.  Tommy���������1   bought   this  dog  to  make  money nut of him.  His Sister's Beau���������How is thntV  Tommy-I   expect   you  to give  me  10  cents   for   tym   him   up   ever' .time   you  come to see sister*   He's awful savage.���������  Ohio State Journal.   Weapons of the Sknnb.  A skunk once challenged a lion to  single combat." The liou promptly de  clined the honor. "Why." said the  skunk, "are you afraid?'* ���������"Very much  so." said the lion, "for you would only  gain fame for having the honor to fight  with a lion, while every one who met  me for a month would know I had  been in company with a skunk."  This reminds us of the story about  Henry Ward  Reecher's father, the famous'Dr. Lyman  Beeeher. who. when  asked  why  he did  not reply to somebody  who had severely attacked  him  in a  newspaper,  replied  that  when  a  young man. crossing a field one night  with  an  armful, of  books,  he  saw a  small anjmal and after hurling several  volumes at the animal found he got the  worst of It, and ever since had thought  it  better to let such animals alone.���������  Our Dumb Animals.  "*    NO MUSIC IN THE AIR.   ,  I>i_:htii of I_it-r������Mirt> to Whom Music Wtt������  " Mrre _u>|i*-l'tiii������oit N������i������e. "  Many distinguished men have been  totally dc.cieiit in the sense of music. In the world of literature,  where it mi_-.ht have b.en expected  that an' appreciation of music would  co-exist -with a sense of rhythm in  language, this debci.ncy is especially noticeable. Many literary men'  have been unmusical.  Swift car.d nothing for music. Dr.  Johnson was alto_.et'ier insensible to  it. At an evenine: party, on hearing  it said, in praise of a nru.ical performance, that it was m any case  difficult, the crcit rrun blurted out:  "Sir, I wish it had l;e:n impossible."  Sir   Walter   Scott,   whi'e  he  had " a  And  the  Minister  Smiled.  The York (Me.) Transcript says that  a Portland minister recently called upon  one of the families  in "his  parish.  .'He ascended the steps nnd knocked at  file door. Receiving no response, lie  was about to depart, when lie heard a  window in the next house open and a  .womnn'.v,'voice say.  "Mrs.  Smith, the  minister's at your door."  What  was the pastor's surprise and  amusement     when     he    caught    Mrs.  Smith's response wafted gently around  the corner of the house. "������������h. don't you  s'pose I know it!"  The next Sunday after service Mrs.  Smith   met   ber  pastor and  expressed  her sorrow that she was away when he  bad called.  A  Brig-lit  Jeweler.  A gentleman tells the following joke  on a jeweler: A young man wbo was  ou the verge of matrimony went to the  jeweler nnd bought a ring and left instructions that in  it  be engraved  the  legend. "From  A to Z."  which,  being  Interpreted,   meant   from   Anthony   to  Zenobia.   To bis astonishment, on calling for the ring the next day he found  it  engraved like an   Egyptian obelisk  and on closer examination found that  the jeweler had put the whole alphabet "from A to Z" on it.  By the aid of mechanical instruments  human beings can do many wonderful things, but to save his life no man  could cut such a perfect circle without  ���������i pair of compasses as the parasol nut  does ont of a leaf witb nothing but  her laws.  marvellous car for verse and rhythm,  had no ear for music. Jn his autobiography , he 'tells us Ibat it was  only after lon_r practice that he acquired tbe power of even dis'infyish-  ing melodies. In the "T i"e of John  Sterling,'" Ctrl'le says that "all music _was mere impertinent noise to  him," and the same mie-ht probaMv  be said of tlie sago of Chelsea himself.  Pr.   Arnold   of  Bugby,   the  greatest  schoolmaster   of   the   nineteenth    con-"  tury,   is   another   instance   of  a   man  of rare a'-i'i'y  in  whom the musical  faculty     did   not    exist.      ' I    f-rnplv  cannot conceive," ho writes, with reference   lo  music,   "what to  others  is  a  keen   source   of   pleasure;   there     is  no  link  by  which  my  mind  can     attach  it to  itself: I can  no more rci-  edv   it . t*->an - somn   ot.be*  men    co-4'd  enter    i-tn   the     d"0r>   de'i^ht     wPh  which   I look  at '"wn-d  a'*omoiies    o**  wood   sorrel."      "Wi'd,Tnre-s,"      he  us"*!   to ''s-v,   "ar"  mv  mn������ic."  The   v-r'tinrs   of   rcTi   Sl.atdcv .-ere  remarkable  for  th" su H^c! rh-tli"i  of t^e sentcnfe.s. y't,  in tho   se-S'- of  music,   he   was   as   d'-':''i"nt  as   in   the  f-e-se of siT'"!1.     .Ar-h'-ishon T^it,  'he  rreatest     ar,',hMsl-on   pf.   Ca-t-r'-u~v,  since    the     la'i'*T';n-,������*i-,n    T'llo's^n.  was-,  like   his- friend    Stanley,  totally  dp/Vi'-nt  in   anv   knowl-ff-c  or  a*">nrf������-  ciation     nf   mus'c,   wh^t^er   vncl.or  {ns<njr������e"t'*l.      Tt   wa^. ��������� 1 rc-r-'foro.    a  ir>n< ter . of   ���������-".*>^h   ������>m'"-e"->e,-d    to   hi*r������-  self and his fri^T's  wbe"  be was    invite*  by tVp "Prinze of W"1-r t^ be a  pnnjii-o.r  at   th" rrre-'t rr'ec'in^  in    St-.  .Times'      "i-Jtc     to     i*"au"-i-*r',tc   tv"*  TJo-"al  C<--Po~e of M**5*ic":    .Thn 'pnnr-c'-'.  however.- i*������   w"-iicv>   ^>"  " 1-R'������������������"-'d bi^c"!*  vi<h      "nct"i~i      l'nf^rt'-n-^ t"     "e">**le  ���������"���������ho   are   denf   to   mo'-i'*."   t"?   s"i'*   to  b^vn i~por> n  m.ir'"ifl eti-ws. ir->< ���������"-it.1->-  st**rt'*������n'-" 'tlT>t  on  e-1.������*"���������'n"��������� t'-'e h~P '*"  ���������wt-'forior-rt   fn   a   f'-''eri<-?    t"-in't   bo   r������"T  in   his   li'e f-lt,  so   enfi**'4,lv nt a  b-ss .  ' Tbe  Peeollor Jnlna.  , Ernestt M. Bowdeo Id The Nineteenth  Century   re,port.s:'ra    chat   witb   Raja  . Sivaprasad   on   .fainism. , The   .lains  pay inore regard*'to Ihe feelings or tbe"  lower nnitnats than any other sect  in -  the world: will Dot kill them' or injure  them; are careful to avoid destroying  even    insects,   sometimes   wearing    a  handkerchief over, tbe  mouth   to prevent any living crea I tire being breathed, in.     It  may   be  argued   that  this'  tenderness will prove in the long run  fatal   to  its   possessors,   handicapping  them seriously in ihe struggle for life  with   less scrupulous  rivals.     As evidence    to   the  contrary   Mr.   Bowdeur  points to tlie JaiDs:  "Notwithstanding the opposition, if  not active persecutions, of bygone-  times, the one small sect which, more-  than any other in the world, ha* ,  taught and practiced the doctrine of"  'ahim-.a.' or 'noninjury.' tp living creatures, stands today, after some four  and twenty centuries, by far the most  prosperous community in a population  verging on SOO.OOO.OOO.*4*  **T?_c Worst^a* Crime Ever."  A young Degress Id mourning asked  the magistrate for a warrant in the  Jefferson Market court.  "There Is a negro who has committed  the worstest crime ever." she said. "It's  so awful 1 can't hardly tell about it  My mother died a week ago, and ho  done took a pawn ticket from the  corpse. Now he's done took out a diamond ring on that ticket that was my  mother's, aud nosn-tbe ring should be  mine, but be won't give it to me."  "Well, that's rather bad." admitted  the ���������magistrate, signing a warrant for  the offender.      \ .  The young woman returned in the  afternoon in company with- a well  dressed negro with whom slie seemed  to be on vory friendly terms. He was  the defendant.  "Wbar have yon got to say to the  charge?" the magistrate demanded of  him  "Why." the man replied smilingly,  "the dead woman was my wife."  "Is  he your stepfather?"  asked  the  magistrate, turuing to t!,;- girl.  "Course be is." she answered.  "Aud why didn't you tell me that before?"  ** 'Cause   I   wanted  that   ring,   your  honor,"  "Step out," said tbe magistrate.  "Step out." echoed a  half dozen  policemen,   while  the  man  and   the girl  walked out together without a sign of  animosity.--New York Exchange.  "The first thins a woman looks nt in  table linen," said a linen dealer recently,  "is the pattern, and until she is suited  with that there is no need to talk quality  to her. The finest cloth ever woven  would not satisfy her if she happens to  dislike the pattern."  A   Simp   Pipe   Lino.  There is a sugar beet factory at  Lehi. Utah. At Springvnle. *>r. miles  above, there is no refinery, hut there is  a "cnislier." where the sugar beers are  sliced and the sugar extracted. The  ���������aigar nnd nil the impurities in a very  thin sirup are piped 25 miles to Lehi.  ���������There fhe sugar is refined aud extra ct.od.  ���������������   ���������   ?>  -"- y  -,   ,-ji-''  t-w-    i  1    -,    - *  v**&  J '  ��������� 1   ,' '-1_"  ".���������> c-  -f   >-t i  \ "-I  ;v-,";> ���������jjeii. **j_^EdKi"JL-  LUif_������lA,_ .������_,_������������������_. - iV r"'-* ���������uS-i.iWTA  . . m 11 Mrl-r^*M-r������^^^'-v*--ta-tfle Jefcl  _j_������_ji������������r>gtjr^a_ia4r-i^^ -TfiSf-Vtoia-  grwS'W'WStwraflj4;*^**??  '.^,-������.r,, ������  I���������  f  ���������_?'  R-  i  THE   C'CJ1IBEB.__AND  NEWS  .Issued Every   Tuesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  Ti.t. eo.u.nii. or The News ari open to ������U  ���������a t ; wMi *���������.> _x-.rc_s therein views on mat -  e---.i������t jm'Uitc   lut-Tcst.  While we do a..t hold ourselves respr-'i i-  tili" for the- uit_iai.ee.-- of.cnrrespoiiclentb, vi  rcsWrvo ch. riguc of deciiuinsj to'iu,n>  Soiitinut:u-_,tion3 uitn.o-s.arUy personally.  Tuesday,   APRiL,;T7.r.,   1900  ...*..- -������.  NOTICE TO THE . SCHOOL  . "v    ' *  'CHILDREN*;'  -��������� . ������������������ ,������������������'  The   Cumt'Ekland ' News,  offer?  >    .     r ���������'���������       ..������������������������������������)...'���������''���������  the   following   to  ��������� encourage  the  growth"of' flower.--"' /in,"Cumberland  and Union: .������������������������������������..  11.  j   /  for the best 1_J blooms of blotched  pansies,' one yarie.y .and .marked  alike," *1.50'. 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''    I       I   -i  blooms, not less than 12, each'   d.f-  r      '_.'''-   ���������'       .. v i , *<-������������������    ������������������   *-���������>���������  ferent, $1. ���������  For the best arranged * ^basket of  pansy blooms, all colors', 50   cents.  f     .     ,   ���������,       ' , ���������   . * '<  '''' '���������v  For   the  largest'  single     pans-y  bloom, any color,.50 cts.-  Only children under 12   year, of  ao-e and attending- the "Cumberland  . e. ���������.,, ��������������������������� .  . - . ���������*-1 ������������������:���������: .i   -. -   ���������������  school and who are living m any  houee in which th'ere'is a,subscriber  to the News on April-_.'.t, 1900, for  >      , '-.        ���������      ���������   ���������  i       ...... s     ���������   ..u.,'1  not less than six .nonthY    Flowers  -. ,    -       -'  ���������,   '���������., |4'i't'!   ���������  ��������� must begrown by--exhibitors-   personally.    Entries to be made at the  News office from 10  to 12 a. m. on  . June 30th.  J,    i ���������   u:\:'-  i - . .   >  ������������������-���������< ���������  WAR .���������N.iWS.  ���������\ i  London,   Ap.il 6���������"War   Offi.e  received  dfcjpat.h   from Roberts .fifca'tmg   that    five  companies   ot   British--n.ar   Bethany   have  ljaon   captured by   Bosrs.    Dcpitch   from  Methuen  Hays he has   surtpuade'il    General  Villib_re_. <lNo   otie' edcaped.      ViUiba--.  \- ,        i . ���������   , h -i ���������'  and seven   Boers were   killed aud 50 taken  prisoners. -  ' London, April 6 ���������Lord Roberts wires as  follows   from   Bloemfontein:   Another ua-  i . * '   ������ *  -. -    i.  fortunate occura'nee   hagpened resulting iu  capture of a party" of Infantry consisting of  five companies near Reddersberg near Bath-  any. They were surrounded by a stronger  force of enemy with ��������� live guns. The detachment held out, fori day and then apparently 'surrendered,., Immediately I heard  the news I'ordered Gatacre to proceed from  Springfontein with all' possible 6peed. I  de-patched the Cameron. Highlanders to  Bethany at which they arrived without op  position. There cannot .be no doubt the  whole party weie made prisoners.  ' London, April 7.--Ldrd' Roberts reports  to the War Office as follow.: Casualties at  Reddersberg killed, 2 officers; non-coinmis-  s'Vone'd officers ancT meti killed'8; wounded  ii; captured 1G7 mounted aud 424 Infantry  The enemy said to he ��������� 3.-200 strong with  5 guns. Briti-h loss during week estimated  at 1,000 men.  ' Capetown, April 7.--A determined attempt to escape was' made by the Boer prisoners' at SimonstowA-; . 14-succeeded.  ' Carnavon, Cape Colony; 7.--It is report,  ed that 200 Insurgents have .been captured  liy the British troops at AliwaL  1 The Colonial troops' at Wepenor have  captured 5 prisoners and 400 rifles.  Bloemfontein,   April-8.r-rGatacre  had an  engagement with enemy1 at Reddersberg today   ' No further details.  ' Wijirreriton, April 7.���������Yesterday evening  the British shelled Fourteen Streams which  was crossed by a Boer force with a big guu  which they fired   ineffectually.    A   fuiilade  of mausers silenced  them and  drove off the  ���������  suipijora. .���������.      :  iVJabi en>, April 7.���������The Boars who were  massed hist week near Lady brand numbered  1,000. After seizing the Thebra and the  Modeler    River    waterworks     broke   into  sirens flivisious au'i are now raiding iu tiift  outh of, Ocw-.gr! Free Sate reoc_Bp>tri������  small towns whioh were evacuated   by Bri -  i.l*.  The last unoffic-al message   from   Bloemfontein contain the news of arrival   of   aui-  nals aud two frash cavalry regiments.    Ac-  ;vp operations ,will   now   be   resumed.    A  quadron of Br,.branta   horse  captured   400  - ties near VVeepnor.     His  outposts are   n.-  tjorted to oe in    touch   with    B-era   aud   a  tight i   expected. - Ri-p -rts   aie   being c i-  oulated that Boers   are preparing to retak.  Briti<<h position at Wpppin-r and thus to ������o  f.ureau e:i rar.c" in iiaabolaini.  Cjjje Town, Ay.il 10.���������It is reported h< n  Uia. tlio advai.ee guarti of M.tiiuen'.-. tell ���������  force has left; Vrybuig f> r Matt-kn g.  Gaibonne-, Apn! 10.���������Col.1Phiininer with  370 tiien and,l, yti:i .ir/tvc.l au R<iinitha-  b.jina where he proceidetl along the l-U.l-  way ti; within sight ot Mafeking. The advance guard feucouuteiod a large body of  B <ers and almost sh-iukaucously rigtit and  L-ft fl.iuk_ were attacked aud sha.-p li_h ing  followed, the Boeis uutnumbered the,Brit-  tsh-j2 Co 1 aud Plumer withdrew to Rainith-  bona wi.ere uiaxiu s were brought into p!a>.  Che Boers theu retired. Our loss was 3  killed, 24 wounded and 11 iinssiug,  Abwal North, April 10 ���������Au engagement  took place to-day 'ac Weepaor, the B^ei--'  maxims did considerable damage at first but  the Biitish guns soon got range aud did  great slaughter.  Bulway 10 ���������Baden Povt ell wires from  Mafeking confirming the report tint Boers  had been pusned back   so far that  the town  was out of range of musketry. The Boers  are fallino; back before the "relief column  and are concentrating with two canuouadus  who are retiring in order to make a dual  attempt to reduce town. All are aadsticd  this is the last attempt.  London, April 10- -Rumir is current  t'ratGen. Uullcr has obtained command of  oie of the Drakenbeig  pas������.a  wher< by   he  i  hopes to take the Boers   in   the"  rear.      In  even, of b^ing -iicoea.fui Buller has   enough  trodpt to Itave 2,000    men   to   hold   Natal  while he   advances by    way   of   H tinsmith  whence will be   able    to "weaken   the  Boe-  possession at Belieam and Kroousdadt    Toe  Boers are endeav ring to retake aud destioy  he bridsio over O.atig. River,  consequently  i-������ Ki     ������ ���������-   ���������  preciu'ions have been takcu.  ^Viu-ona, .April 10 ���������The case against  Sarel for libel has been dismissed. Lieut.  .���������Scott by a sentry on Fiiday  is dying  London, April 11.��������� Despatch from Lor-  enzo Maiquese says: Yesterday Gen. Deuet  engaged t e British for a third time within  a week at Men katsfontein and killed and  wounded 600 aud , captured 900 with 12  waggons losing 5 Boers killed with 12  wounded. *  Pretoria,   April   11.���������It is  officially an-  : nounced that a battle has been fought south  . of Brandfort   in  which   600   British   were  killed and wounded and 800 taken prisoners.  London, April 11 ���������But that the War  Office has iatrned no news from Roberts during the laat 3 days there is little inclination  to place any credit in the Boer reports of a  British disaster. The unexpected rallying  of Fiee Staters causes much anxiety.  * Aliwal North, 11.���������The British Joss in  the fighting at Weepnor was 11 killed and  41 wounded. The Btitish are holding their  own.  Pretoria, April 10 ���������It is reported here  that Col. Baden Powell of Mafeking is dead.  Simonstown, 11.���������In consequence of the  unfavorable conditions for keeping the Boer  pi'isouers here the authorities have decided  to ship them all to St. Helena.  Bloemfontein, 10.���������Gatacre, commander  of third Division is about to return to Eug-  laud, Gen. Carew taking his place. One  commando ia now on the north bank of  Orange River while another is attacking  Weepnor. Garrisoc is holding out bravely  and yesterday killed many of enemy. Boer  Government have notified Portugal that  they consider the shipping of British troops  to Rhodesia by way of Portugese territory  to be a hostile action. This will not stop  the British from entering Rhodesia and it is  not likely Boers will back up their protest  against another power.  Ladysmith, April 10.���������Boers opened fire  this morning sending shells into British  camps at Elandgdate. The naval brigade  opened fire and drew up heavy B.er fusi-  lades, two were killed. The naval men  stuck to their position however. After 3  houra bombardment the Boer fire Blackened  and the Boers were cleared  from  a   kopjie  <u, ti.. west when a  British shell lit   ou il e  .pot occupied by their gun.  Eland'-xate, April   10.    Tne B������n rs !*teo������l-  ily advanced   upon the Briti-h positio >t> to  day.      There   was   a   c -ntinual ' nil-,    fi ���������  and the, Boer_' Long    Tom    was iu  aoti-  Che British replied effectively aud.after'tv������.  hours hard    lighting the Bn-rs  were l/iit   o  flight.    Nothing   has l'een   learricjt -i*-g.i'o  ing the rumor of tfce   death b! Baden Pnwell  nor anythiug to show  how long general advance will be delayed.   '  Pretoria, Apiil 11.��������� Heavy cannonading  whs heard this uinming in '.he dir-ciofi of  Btillfoutein near Wiuluuy iu Orange Free  ���������S.ate. Adviuu. from \V_fcpm r, - wheie a i  British force is miiti iiinie������i, fca_\s the butt'_  coiitimits. Ab.iut 15,0(10 l$-iu������h are th re  Advices from 'Boer l.c-atlquart is in ,Na at  si>3 at'ter a heav^ bomb irnment tlu tBi i i.-.h  are retiring iu the din ction ot Ladyuiuicl>  and'the (Tederals are :u their old places.  Aliwal North, 12���������Colonial troops aie  still holding t their'own t-plei didl> at Wt-ep  ner- Boer ttack yesterday was very uer-  iou������. The Brrish ae carefully uting their  auuiiuuitioii and - their _un. are inakii.g excellent practice. ' Boers are shore ot ain-  umuiiion.  HIDES AND DEER SKINS  McMillan fu6 & wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Mihn.       .  VWrita for Our Circular and Sao tho Pripeo We Pay."^  ������������������ ' ��������� ._ '     "  _____________H__________w_^MM_kaHBHWHHWM_^___������--���������- ���������     . r ^*  fiiiitoM'-itrew^ry. ���������  Krtish Lag'^p beep-;^1^l4pv;.>tiK'  STLAM    hver,    Aie,   and   Porjer,  A're'������ai<l of $5.00 .will be paid fpr information  leading, 'tp0 c-pn\ktipn  <|  persons witholding or destr-.yin-. any   kegb   Ui longing   tp  .this pompan>  9' tiJUNHY JREJFEL,    Manat/er,  VICTORIA NEWS.  Victoria, April 11.��������� Hou^e dissolved yea-  terday, uo uoniina i<-n made. Election  June 9���������h, writs returnab e Jiiue 30th.r  HLouae called July 5 h. Huff of Albein  .aid to-day thatjif he runt* will be au Ince-  peudant. H. M. 3- Arethuae arrived to-  replace the Amphion. < (  Vitkoria ia a Jain   straight   Conservative.  Victoria, April 12 ���������Limt. Scott, aht-t bj  s-entry Biggins at !_ quiiiialt a   few   night*  ago died Use nigiit.    During   ii.yury .it d.->  veloped that Sent   lust bin    way   and  was*  climbing  over. the   rauiparta   when   chal-  l'������_iged by sentry.       Deceased   aumitted In.  was challenged and rculied to chalieige bu  said wind was blowing   gale   attune      Is  blame attached bo the aeuiry by  Li.utcuaii  as orders of   sentries are   to challenge   bui-  once ahd ttieu eliuoc to kill.   . Higgin.  cha  euge.l throe   times before firing  ratal bkoot.  ________o -  THE BATTLE OF LIFE.  In   Infancy,   in   manhood,    In  secret, or   in  show,  We take up arms in conflict, onu. Nature is  1 our foe. '  We   stand-in   battle   order  and   wave   our  swords on  high,  But   the   Phantom   strikes   too  deadly���������his  weapons are too nigh.  The epidemic passes���������'tis the common dread  of   all.  Her poisoned arrows strike us In an instant and we fall.  We shout a great hosanua as ln battle, loud  and   long.  But still the field advances with a mystery  deep and strong.  The battle rages  loudly,   the battle rages  long-  Man's story is recorded both in history and  .in song.  How helpless wero our fathers, how deadly  was the foe!  Yet bravely fought those fathers in years  of long ago.  Louder grows the battle, fiercer grows the  - fight;  As-man grows wise in wisdom,  he waxes  wise in might.  Defiance strong and fearless is Increasing  by degrees���������  But man wants yet the genius to be master  of disease.  There Is weeping, there is wailing, as we  battle with the foe;  Our ranks are thinned by thousands and  replenished as we go.  Yet onward is the war-cry, as one by one  we fall;  We bow before our captors���������we bow both  great and small.  No choice is made by Nature In the harvest  of tho.field;  .���������'....��������� ���������'-,���������������������������  She wields her  sythe  in  anger  and  each  human stalk must yield.  The highest and the lowest, and the mighty  and the mean,  At   eve'tide   after   harvest   in   the   fallen  ranks are seen.  In  savagry,  in culture,  in colors black or  white; ,  In pedantry, in Ignorance, ln the wrong and  in the right;  In   penury,   in   opulence,    In   humility    or  fame,  We join our hands in battle and our causes  are the same.  In  selfishness,  In charity,  In Innocence or  crime,  We  stand  in  battle  order  and   serve   our  spoken  time:  In yigor and in weakness, in youth or hoary  age,  We fall before our captors���������we fall before  their rage.   ...'.-��������� ..���������;.'*'  In trouble and misfortune, in merriment or  mirth,  We weave the web we fight for���������weave it  from   our  birth.  In sunshine and in darkness we labor o'er  our loom���������  We   weave   the   web   we   lov.     best,   but  weave it to our doom.  We fall before our captors���������we fall to rise  no more.  We recognize our weakness, anfl throw our  weapons  o'er.  We make a grim confession as our banners  we  let go^���������  We cannot win the battle, though invisible  the foe.  .... ���������DAVID DALZIEL.  DEADLY Alii BUBBLES.  Very often a soldier gets t*o severe, a  wound irom the tiny bullet of the modern  ride that ho concludes the enemy has no  respect for the Geneva Convention, and  is, using the terrible explosive bullet  which no civilized nation uses now: sur-  gecus who kaow their business'are, says  Ai..>wers. well aware oi the explanation  of Lhis mistake. The explosive effects  arc duo to ,thil air which the bnljot derives before it enters into the wound.  Any one can put the matter to a simple  ie--t. By dropping a round bullet into a  glads'of v,u.ei- from a height of one or  two yards it will be seen that the mo-  mi'iil'the bullet touches the bottom u verj  ���������large bubble of air will-become detached  and rise to the surface. In some case*  thi., bubble has a volume of air twenty  timet: m,  large  as the  bullet. . .  But whon a rifle bullet is travelling at_^  immense speed it drives before it a compressed bubble Avish.larger still. A military surgeon fired a pistol ,ball into a  vessel of water so arranged that hewas  able to catch and measure ihe air bubble,  and he found it to be 100 times the size  of the ball.v -"    '  .  Ihe destructive effects of this mns*'*  of, :iir when it p-ets into "a man's body  niiiv be imagined. It regularly explodes,  tearing the muscles in a terrible manner. In fact, very often the soldierv who  is ."-aid to have died.from a bullet wound  is reallv killed by this explosive voiunir  of air. which is appropriately called -projectile air."   -   -  GOOD ACCOMODATION" fo-  Travellers at Benjamin CbuMp's,  Little Quaheum.  EGGS FOR HATCHING,  FROM HEAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  Beack Langphans, $2 per sitting.  Black Minorca*, $2 per sitting.  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I  ���������n you'  give  Gralvanic Electricity  and Iiyiveitin (he proper rrian-  '    f ' 4  ne;. I administer it sclentifi-  cally. The only way to reach  proper re-ults is tp apply. 'the  current in a .considerable volume for seven or eignt "hours  out of!the twenty-four.    , Thai  1  ' is what you get"when you wear ^y  one of my famous   appliances, w  , the Dr. Sand en Electric   Belt, ^  ' with attachment for men, now-W  known and used in  every part ^  of the world. - - ^  Apply It Yourself  1 You adjust the Belt   to your  , ,     body at night  when   retiring,  - v~' and take it off  next   morning.  There is a pleasant  sensation  wh*>n' you' have   just  enrmp-h  .<,ciirien', and this may   le  obtained by usi. g (he'little regu-  ','    lator screw which you'manipu-  (    /    la*e while the bylt.is' on, mak-  *   .-.. ing current ���������"tr-ng_- or mild   at  pleasure.    If there is ai y we lc-  ., .   nefs in hack benefits' 'are often  felt there from first-hour's use.'  It t;tkes sixty to ninety days to  return    lost"   gtrerif'tji      Over  - 7,000 cured du, ing 1899.  L bb Consultation Free Booi  '   r *     i  'Drop in "at   my' office and"  ,   . r consult me free of - charge,   or  "write   tor   free', book,   ''Thivee '  [ C-aissesof Men,^which explains '  .    all.    Sent in plain:   sealed en-  -~ -    velope. - ;  -j '  LEADM3   BARBER  and  rP A XT'D K3 E& 1VL IS  ��������� OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOCO������  il  'I  Large  Keeps a  of Fire 'Arms,  tion -   and  Goods   of   ali  tions.  Cumberland,  Slock  A'lHini-  S n or ti ng  de-scrip-'  b. e.  NOTICE.  IDIR-  O S-A^iDEIN .   474 Main Street, Winnipeg.  office Hours: 9 a.m. tp (ip.m  FARMING   PHIZES.  The fbl owinj- letter io "F inning   from.  D  Prof. Robertson'is ' pui;libli<.<i /U~' the re-  f seeds weiyh  { /q.iest,of  Mr.- J. ^R    Anderson, dephty  "minister of _._��������� noil tun1 ���������(  0 ]Jy ihejkni'dness nf "i   generous   friend  who love io - stimu.nie   ilie   .acnvitietwof  '��������� lv.<vs .iiicl- ilirus-  iif-irin homes  in Mich di-  ie     .ns as will  iead'   them out (educitt)  i  i "h,ipp������'*.i."i.i useful lives,(I am   able to  otio'r $io;ono in-<a-li prizes4  oi   the M_lec-  ti.-nv.������f\s-.ed (.nun- ,,on    I onis   in a\V the  p-ovmces-, Jii a plan'wWich",' will Jea'd to  yr.'atjnifjiovein^nl in,ihe crops throuyh  out the whole country.     '      '       7-       ,'  It is \i\gh\! desirable that the bo* s and  j-iils in ���������'aim'homes should tiu'tv 'hfs'sub  "j.ct and begin the selection of seed grain  under tlie advice and supervision of their  p uents.  I. The competition :n  every province  will be open to all boys and ���������_ iris in it who  ft ive not passed   their   eighteenth- Luuh  day before the ist January,'-iQeo.     ,  II. There v\ iii be separate competitiois  for eich. province;   and   the    Nortliwesi  ���������Territoiiesare   to be   considered as one  province for tins purpose.  III. The main competition will continue for three years; and tbe prizes will  be awarded to those who obtun ihe Urges, numbei of marks on the following  plan:  (a) Any acre of oats, on .the farm at  which tlie competitor lives, ma-,; be selected for 1900, one in.uk will be awarded  for every pound in weight of grain of good  quality obtatned from the ocre in i*)oo  (b; T.efore the grain is haivested in  1900, a quantityof large heads sh ill be  selected to yield enough heavy plump  seeds .to sow one acre in 1901, and 'two  marks will he awarded for eveay pound  in weight of giain of good quality obtained   from 'he acre in 1901.  (c) Before the grain is haivested in  J90I, a quantity of large heads   shall  be  lected to yield enrugheawplump seedb  o sow one ac*e 'r-i 1902; and three maik--  will be awarded foreveiy pound in weight  of gram of gosd   quality * obtained   from  the .icte in  1902.  (d) The competitor who odtains the  largest number of n arks in ihe total of  the three years will receive, he first prize  in the province; the competitor who ob  tains the second largest number of marks  ��������� life second prize; and so on for ten prizes  in every province.       ���������  (e) There will be also prizes for wheat  on the same plan.  (f) The [following show the prizes for  one province:  ���������',;.���������'''������������������:.       . ��������� ��������� O-KWh-'-'''.  tered fer competition may be pjeked; one  1  mark will be awarded for every see'd' on   I  the'one hundread heads  and two   marks  for every grain (m--weight) which 'those  (b'* The competitor who ^receives" the  largest number ot mirks will  leceive^the  fir-it prize tn -tlie   pio\ince;-the competitor who ohtains es second   largest   num ^1  b'ei of ma-k-ytne stcond . pnze;' ^and   so  j  on foi the ten pi.izs in eveiy,   province.-  *(_i)'';rhe~foIlow iny- .how 'the   piizes Tfor  oiie |jr.jvince for 19-10: ���������    ���������  - *. ���������   ,.-���������',*.. ''O.i^Wt  '1st   priz", 1 S'25     S *^5  ��������� 2������<y ������������������     ���������;.....' . ....*"'  .lb " ..        f ..'.:.  5th "  "   G h *' -...'-   .-..'   7.h "  :.  8h ���������'    9(h "    Ulh "    ,       /HIGHEST,'GRADE   '    /  Spectacles & Eyeglasses  JN GOLD, AKD. STEEL y FR4.MES    '  "'    To Suit" i 11 Sights.      '  /���������  1.0  ,'20  15  ,15  12  - !l2  10'  lo  "8 ������  8  5  ��������� fl  5  -   5  5  -   5  5  5  SI 10     $110  There will be sets of prizes   as   above,  for Ontario,   Quebec, t New   "Brunswick.  Nova   Scctia,    Prindet Edward' Island  Manitoba,    Noithwest    Territories' an  British Columbia   lespectively, in   1901  and also in 1901 and 1902.  Summary:   100 large heads.  1900.; O'ts       $110  Wheat     110  -$ 1,760  -1.76U'  1,760  ���������stodpart;:  - / / _ t  r f  ;-'    ,., Wa'tehmafc,rf,&. Optician.  'tj  >>*  .     ?L���������>-ii'c  ���������  \  ������220  x 8  1901: do  1902: do  1st  prize  2nd  (������  3rd  <<  4th  <(  5 h  a  6th  tt  7th  a  8th  tt  9.-h  tt  10r,h  tt  ... $100  VSino  ...    75  7?  ....    50  5.t  /. . --25  25  ..".    15  15  . ..    10  10  ...      5  ""5  ...���������\*5.  :���������������������������.     5  .������������������:������������������ 5  5  ...    5  5  $295    $295  (g) There will    be   sets   of   prizes   as  abvoefor Ontario, Quebec, New   Bruns  wick, Nova   "Scotia,     Prince     Edward  sland, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, ���������  and British Columbia. ' -  IV. There will also'be^ sets of prizes  annually for the 100 heads'of grain which  contain the .largest number of seeds of  the best quality picked but of those selected fiom the acre each  year,  (a) Any 100 heads from the   acre   en-  $,5,2S'',  Three year lb. grain per acre competition :i  Oats..'. $295  Wheat   295  ������590 x 8���������8 4,720  JAS.A. CARTHEW'S  Liverv Stable  Teamster and Draymen  Single and Double rigs  for Hire. All Orders  Promptly   Attended   to.  R SHAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland, B C.  $10,00^  V. Ail those vvho,desne to enter th  competition should send their names an>  addrcsse. to Professor Robeitson, Oi-  ���������awa, befoie the ist Mav 1900. Thes  i ommumcation. should contain only tin  words "Enfy for seed gr.iin, competion,'  and full name and addiess. They wil  be carr'ed by mail free of postage.  I particularly request that no question-  be asked on these, entry applications.  Full .particulars will be mailed in gooc  tune to every one whose entrv is received  ond I am sure the newspapers will accord their much-prized courtesy and help  in giving publicity to any furcner announcements. The competitors v.i!  doubtles-4 dumber many-'thousands, and  it wil not be practicable to write letters  to them individually. The plan provides?  for 640 prizes, of which 16.are $100 each;  16 are $75; .1.6 are $50 each; and 64 are  25 each..  I invite the teachers to join in help.ng  forward this educational movement. J  would not on any_' persenal, private or  selfish matter add one straw to their already heavy burdens ;>f labor. ' I thir-k  they do the moot vnluable and most  pcorlv-paid service of all the workers in  our country. However, in this c lse al-  hough they may neither seek-nor expect  material reward, they-will,-with t'he Cf-r-  tainry of seed and harvest, win the fulfilment of the apt promise, "Cast thy  bred upon the waters; for thou shalt find,  it after many days."      . .  ������������������-.���������,.'.   JAS. W. ROBERTSON.  Ottawo, Tan. 1st, 1900..  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, JS'ew  Style Business Cards and a few-  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heayy Blue- Envelopes. Call  ' and see.   ,.  ,   The News Job Department.        ,, l-���������  t  ispimalt & Nanaimo Ey. ���������  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  v NOV. 19th, 189������. ���������,.  VICTOKIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. .  A.M.  De, ���������!).���������<���������- .....  "    9:28   ������������������"   10:1......  "   10:48,.../.  ' .**    12:24 :      .  \r. V2-A0���������:....  WELLINGTOIsT  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  De. 8:0u....;���������,  44   3:2fl...  ..Victoria........  ..Golds-tream.....  Shdwnigah Lake  ..Duncans   No. 4 Saturday  "������������������'���������^PTM.  ....;... Do. _:2o  .... "   i:53  :.. " 5.;-?    .0:15  P.M.   7:11'  ���������..���������Ar. 7:55  .'INariah-id..'...."  Wcllin_:ton ,  TO  ViCTOI-IA.  No. 3 Saturday.  '���������  c. '  A.M.  .......Wellington .....De. i:2">  .........Nauaimo. ���������- " 4:69  .,.'������....Duncans....  "   C:05  A Shaw n^an Lake... -....: "   6:16  ...v:.. Golf I str earn ..: '*��������� 7.3?  ���������ly;. .Victoria..  . Ar. 8:00 p.m.  ratds'to and from all points on  Saturdays anU'.Suudays good to return Mon  day. '������������������;���������;"." : '  For rates  and   all   information fapply at  Company's'������fn������;es.      ���������   .  A. DUNSMUIR, GKO. L. COURTNEY.  Pkesident. Traffic Manager  "   y:55  "10:37.  "11:23  Ar. 11:50  Reduced  **__5_T__  FOR SALE:   Old  ply at News Office.  papers.    A; -  FOR. RALE   CHEAP���������And   on  easy Terms, a house and six   acres  of land at Comox     Apply at   this  office.  ��������� .,....������������������  NOTICE IS    >1EREHY    GIVEN  tnai an ajip.iuation will be mad;  -   to" the 'Leg.slnlive. "Assembly   ol  the Province  of British   Columbia, at its   next   se-rbion,   fur   an  Act to   incorporate  a   Company'  with puw<r-to   construct,  equip.  ���������   operate and mair-t tin a   railway r  of standard or any- other guage.  , to be operated ' .by   steam,   elec-  " tricity or ariy other motive power,  from a (point, on .Johnston Strait/  '   Vancouver Island, a ,;U.ort. dis  tance" west   of ^Chatham'   Poiiit.  '  thence* in a , southerly' direction'  ' <by the most"*-'feasible route,  to  a  poiht��������� on'or he<ir*Upper CampLel 1 -  Lake on the said-, Inland', and   a,  further lin,e' of ;;rail'way  from .a*  pcinf'bn' sad JoJin'stcn-S'tiaiKa  blurt distance east uf Bear, River,'  thence 4n  a   southerly direction  by the mdstr-feasible   route; to  a'  'puiiit'oxi'or nt-ar the' 'North- -end'  ot Bear Lake, tiJnd with   power to  construct,     equip,   operatu ,and  maintain ne-.essarybrajiih lit es/  and'to budd-and   operate - tram-  ways , in   connection   therewith,  , ai.d   withi ..power, to  construct,  ope:ate and-mainta n  all   nec-s'  tary ro-xds,   bridges, ways, ferries  iand other works    and'-to _bui;d,-  /own-arill inai..t������in4 wharves   and.  docks in -connection-   therewith;-  - and with pov\ er to build, construct,  acquire, own, equip and nioititaiii',  ships, steamers, barges and other  boats and vessels and to  operate  the same on any navigable waters  within the  Province;   and  with  power to   build,   equip,"1 operate  -and maintain telegraph and telephone lines in   connection  with  tne said railways and   branches;'  and with   power   to>   ouild  and  operate all kinds of plant for the  purpose of supplying light, heat,  eiectiicity and any kind of   motive power; and   with   power   to  acquire the water rights, and   to  construct     dams     and , flumes  for   improving    and   increasing  any    water     lights    or     water  privileges acquit ed; and to build,  own and maintain saw mills, and  wood pulp mills"; and with power  to expropriate lands  for, the put-  p- ses of  the   Company;  and   to  acquhe lands,'bonuses,.privilege?  or other aids, fiom   any Government, Municipal Corporation   or  other persons or bodies;   and   to  levy and t. ollect tolls from all parties,using, and on all freights passing over any nuch railways, tramways, fe- .vies, wharves and vessels  owned or operated   by the   Company; and with power   to   make  traffic   or    other    arrangements  with railway, steamboat or other  Companies;   and   for    all  other  usual, necessary     or   incidental  powers, rights or privileges.  Dat-ed this 14th day of March, A.D,  1900.  I am   prepared -to'  'furnish StyJish Riffs  and do Teaming s.t;'-  reasonal. le rates.    ��������� ,  g D. kiLPATRICK,  ,5 Cumberland q  OOOOOOOOC. OOOOOOOOOO1','  o  o  ���������o-  o  o,  5 "*���������"���������  I Have Taken  an Office  hi the Nash      Building,-.  Duiismuir'Avenue,'    Cumberland;  and am agent  for the  following:  reliable rinsurance, companies: ,  The  Royal   I.ondoh, and ,Lan,  ���������  cashircand Norwich  Union.    I'  am   pic-pared to   accept "risks a,-  current  rates.    lain, also agent-  1   for tlie Standerd Life  Insurance  ���������  Company of  Edinburgh and the'  ���������iS-'*- t < _'"*"*���������**  ���������    Ocean Accident Com pan 3r of Eng- v  \dxid.    Please  call  and 1'investi-'"'  .gate before insuring in.any other '  Company.' </���������? "-' -  ���������,-\^'-     ^.'v'"  >   ^        J AMES-.ABRAMS.,-  "1      ���������    <��������� -       .' <...r .  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Call and make your selections oif  aend for catalogue. Addiess at nursery *  gro1iud3 and greenhou.se.  M. J. HEISTBY'S  Nursery and Greenhouse.  Wcstmiubter Hd., Old No. 6o_���������New ^o. 30oft.-  CO UEIENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY  HOUSE,  Callum, Proprietor.  A.   H.   Kc  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,  smith, and Carriag-e 3_Eaker.  Black.  WANT YOUR  ^_^\'cs^=<v'-i^S::4:  r  IJ.ob prii|tii7gu  Davis, Marshall & Macneill,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  C.  H. TARBELL  D7ALER    IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND. B. C.  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and railway cars of the -Union Colliery  Company by .any person or persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited. Employees are . sub--  ject to dismissal for allowing4same-  By order  FrANCI*   D    LlTTLK:.  Manager.  A BARGAIN.  Anyone wishing to secure & .'���������  house and lot of land very cheap4--  will do well to call at this office.-.  The owner intends to leave arid;  will sell at a big sacrifi.e,������������������'���������. !  ���������mi THE DRAMA BY JAPS.  ���������������  ������    *  -_' t  '���������/���������������  87 /\-  ./,.  '  . -  \  i    /  .-'  St-, - -  p  r-.  THE      KAWAKAMl     DRAMATIC    COMPANY FROM TOKIO, JAPAN-  Sketch of the Piny Introducing "Tin,  Kuish- and the G* 4������li-i" I _*l:ijor������������ Were  Otto Kami, tho Jiipiinustt Irvine, and  Hear, Yucca, tha Jai>;ine������������ JJernliurdt  ��������� A JMt������dt-8t Aiiiioaneftiiont In CltW-a-fo.  The Kawakami Dramatic Company, from Tokio, Japan, introducing in the ploy, "The Knight and  Ihe Geisha," Otto Kami, the Japanese Irving, and Mine. VacCo, the .'ap-  unesc Bernhardt-  Such was the modest announcement  at the door of a Chicago thoauv,  writes the brilliant' newspaper correspondent of that city, Max Owen.  Ignorant of, or indifferent to, the  feu^iness methods of American' theatrical managers, this company gave;  several matinees on afternoons not  otherwise engaged, arid though the  unusual attraction -was uharive-rlis <i,  not a few of the curious found t! eir  way to the theatre, and were highly  entertained. '  Although one may see in Chicago  plays given in English, French, German. Italian, Swedish, Polish. Bohemian, and that peculiar I-febriac  jargon of the Jewish theatre, a play  given in Japanese by artists of that  nationality is indeed a rarity. Nor  is the appellation of artist misapplied to these discij les of This--is  from the far Orient, for the work of  tioth dramatist and pe former" wil  hear comparison with much wo have  "Co offer. The play given was not  different in cither form or, development  from  that  with  which we     are  THE GElSHA-uIKL.  , familiar. As we enter the auditorium' our nostrils are assailed by a  faint aromatic perfume, and our ears  greeted with the sounds of un.amil-'  iar instruments1 that h_lp to prepare  us for the s%vift journry into the land  of cherry blossoms. T'he signal for  the curtain is a blow on a block of  "wood with a mallet, similar to the  pounding of tlie stage in a Frcncxi  theatre.  In the first scene, or prologue, two  peasants are discovcred in earnest  conversation. These are the iit,uees  ,znade familiar to us on fans and  screens, with loose tunic surmounted  by straw hats and raincoats, accompanied by tigh .-fitting trous.rs laced  from the knee down to wooden-soled  shoes.  One carries a bundle of faggots in  his arm, "while the other has an adze  over the right shoulder. The knight  enters wrapt in deep though.. _nd  old-fashioned armor, his bowed head  and crossed arms bespeak the tragic  master, and when he strides across  the boards we immediately, s.c the  reason for dubbing him the Japanese  Irving. He overnears the conversation between the peasants, beco....s  greatly interested, and probably  hoars an account for the first time  of the  lovely  Geisha.  He takes from one man his straw  raincoat and from the other his umbrella-shaped hat, much to the coi.-  sternation of the owners. He is apparently invi-i..le to t. em, for when  they strne to recover th.ir (.lot i.ig  its m^.SLerious movement d.i\e,th_m  from the scene with comical cries  and  actions   of  terror..  The curtain ris.s next on a forest  scene in which there is a gypsy encampment, or its 'equivalent, the  home of the Geisha. Our hero .silently enters, and in pantomime tells us  how deeply moved he is by the  thought of the beautiful maiden, for  until now not a word has i*_i_s_d his  lips. He commences a soliloquy  which, to our ears, at first sounds  like the machine with which the  property man imitates a windstorm,  and then rises to a fury of declamation. He kneels and pays his devotion before the tent of his inamorata. Five brigands enter, surround  him, and a battle royal ensues. There  is an unusual spirit of fair play on  the part of the assailants, for they  attack him one by one, but are defeated according to true melodramatic traditions. The combat is peculiar, being each time a struggle for  the mastery of our hero's sword,  ���������which, strange to say, is never  drawn. Wrestling matches, they  might be called, for at the end of  each bout the enemy is either pressed backward to the ground or thrown  over the knight's head and finished  with a kick in the abdomen delivered with the entire sole of the heavy  shoe. The villains die hard, and  their struggles, like that of headless  chickens, arouse laughter, but are  undoubtedly   true   to   the  death,     for  these people aro accustomed to look  upon violent ends.  The third' scene gives us a city  street with a mandarin seated and  attended by blind , barber and mos-  suer. Planned to introduce specialties, as in our farce-comedies', this  scene serves to introduce musicians,  dancers and jugglers, who perform  before   the   mandarin   and  audience.  The music is performed upon a long  mandolin-like instrument struck by  an ivory spatula to accompany a  weird song. The dance of the comedian comes nearest to what we know  a.3 a negro "essence," the movements  very angular and abrupt and ,,tK������  -_.i.Lwr_io.u_. of i-ouy, aims and'l*_,s  remarkably   fantastic  and   oregitial.  To a slow funeral march enters our  heroine, the ��������� Geisha, preceded and  followed by attendants carrying lanterns, she herself, a foot above contradiction,, mounted on the high stiltlike shoes that are a sign of distinction and elegance. The mandarin  tries to strike up a flirtation with  the girl, who pushes him-to one side,  and rushes from the scene in real or  imaginary terror. She returns accompanied by bur hero of the preceding act. Tho rcbu'.Ted mandarin  stands in front of the couple, and  rudely walks between, them. There  ensues a street light in the Monta-  gue-Capulet style, but the combatants  are parted by the women folks as  the curtain falls, and no one is , the  worse  for   the  disorder. -  The last curtain rises on the estate  of our hero,     forming a  clear     siar.e  THE KNIGHT AND THE PEASANTS  , for more specialities, this' time' the  dancing Geisha and attendants. The  dance is most graceful and illustrates  the Japanese knowledge "of the laws  of grace and, beauty, the slow stately movement , in curves and arches.  .With arms outstretched the, dancing,  girl even curves her fingers backwar.  till they resemble the upturned eaves  of a pagoda.  These festivities are interrupted by  the entrance of the true and faithful  spouse of our knight, who has evidently, heard of his deflection from  the path of duty.  She is disheveled and bears unmis-i  takable signs of emotional insanity,  and in the struggle to annihilate her  rival, the dancing girl, and all accessories before and after the fact,  she meets her death by means of a  bill-hoo'k in the hands' of a / igantic  guard, just as the husband rushes to  her rescue. So the drama closes with  a most convenient, if untimely, eiiel  to the lawful partner of our knight  of the sorrowful countenance, who is  now at liberty to flirt as much as he  pleases with the graceful and beauteous dancing girl, and the cunning  dramatist leaves the future to conjecture.  We are informed that the afternoon  will conclude with a one-act comedy,  "The Earnest Sculptor," which turns  out to be a Japanese version of the  old Pygmalion and Galetea story.  The most striking feature of this performance are tho proper! irs in this  artist's studio. Instead of wooden  or    other     i_nat.es  we    see    live men  A OHA.'ACTKKI-'llC bl lihl-.'l  : th.._.  standing 'or sitting in different attitudes, and they so remain without  a movement throughout the entire  sketch, a marvelous instance of the  control these actors have over their  nerves  and  muscles.  As the artist sits at his meal ho  offers wine to the most beautiful of  his statues. He also takes a polished  mirror from his table and presems it  to the lady, placing it in the folds  of her dress. There is much humor  in this attributing tbe spark of lif.  in the woman to the possession of a  mirror,    for    she      comes     from ���������   her  niche, and despite'the sculptor's terrified attempts to restore her to h r  former position, insists on being ono  of the  living.  It may never bo our lot to witness again such a performance unles'3  we visit the "J'and oi the lining  Run," ,or follow this company to the  Paris exposition, whither they ate  bound. We hope that after that  world's fair the Kawakami Dramatic  Company will find it convenient and  pro"table to again visit our shores  and give us another chance to vk'\\  their  unique   performances. ,  .V *:i(TtI   Tli<iti:rl*t.  "Oh"'had'I  wings  of a dove !" sang  she,  " , 1.  And  I  thought   (and' I     guess     it  was  pat)  If    she    gets    them   on  next Sunday  morning  Ave'11  see  The   two ' of   them   pinned   on   her  hat.  r������i������iiut ���������  tin l i r  l    ������!..���������������  A Kan-tan has patented, a pneumatic device which mines a' car window  by air pressure by turning a hairl '  which* admi's the air from a collider to a piston connected with the  aash.  MYSTERIOUS OCCURRENCE.  The Remarkable Alpine Experience  of a' Klns'i Me-sensrer.  . At a critical moment of--international  complication ' which occ****������m������ a good  many years ago it was found necessary  to send a king's messenger across one of  the Alpine passes 'charged with dispatches the importance of which was so great  that they : practically involved the issue  of peace, or war. It was in "the depth of  winter.r arid in those days, even .'under  the most ordinary circumstances.- a journey across Europe meant uo trifling undertaking. The first part of the journey,  was safely accomplished in postchaise as  far as th* foot of the pass, where a transfer to a sleigh was necessary.' Hero,.on  , inquiring fat tb* posting inn for horses  and a sleigh,4 the messenger found to "his  dismay that none,was to be bad. "Impossible, monsieur, to go forward this night."  Toward evening, however, a private carriage arrived, occupied' 'ly one traveler,  with a isleigh, several spare horses and  plenty' of servants���������evidently the equipage of a personage of "-isti notion. The  traveler halted at the posting inn and  after a short parley determined to enter  and have dinner, the journey across the  pass to be coutinued at nightfall, when  a clear moon might be expected.  Under these circumstances tbe king's  messenger and tbe other traveler,naturally dined together and entered into friendly conversation^ with the result that an  offer of a. place in the traveler's sleigh  *was gladly .accepted ,by the former. At  nightfall the journey across the-pass was  commenced, the mest-enger carrying in  his hand "a small dispatch bag containing  his dispatches. The route wound up and  ���������up the mountain side, all being soon covered deep in snow. ' The horsi-s seemed  fresh and high mettled and were urged at  full speed by' the driver. Suddenly, at a  turn of the road, a man jumped out from  a rock. The horses seemed to shy, and  in less time than it takes to tell the sleigh  was rolling over and over in the snow,  with its occupants tossed hither and  thither. Some moments elapsed before  the half stunned nessenger came to bis  senses,, and when he did so the first thing  which struck his astonished eyes was the  sleigh tearing back down the pass at  breakneck speed. No human being was  to be seen beside him, his late companions and. worse still, his bag of dispatches, which had escaped from his grasp in  the tumble, having vanished like magic.  Nothing remained but to plod wearily  through the snow back to the inn, where  all that he could ascertain was that the  strange traveler was unknown to the  landlord and that he had returned by the  way he" had come with his own horses,  explaining that there had been an accident. Neither the mysterious traveler  nor the bag of dispatches was ever traced, nor has the full history of the adventure ever come to light up to the present  day.���������Quarterly Review.  Monkey ������n������1 Mirror.  I saw a performing monkey the other  day. Hp went through many tricks very  successfully. Toward the end of the performance he was ordered to put on his  cocked hat before a hand mirror, which  he did. Ho was next told to set it  straight, and he tried on his general's  headgear repeatedly at different angles,  causing much laughter. When all was  over and the organ man. his helpers and  the two monkeys were preparing to depart, I saw that "the general" had possessed himself of the little mirror and  was studying his own countenance with  great delight! He had placed the glass  on top of. tlie barrel organ, and he bent  over it again and again, grimacing energetically, lie' afterward picked up his  mirror and contemplated himself earnestly and contentedly at different angles.  His face had been profoundly sad, like  the faces of most monkeys I have seen,  but now the wrinkles smoothed themselves out. and he nearly smiled.���������London  Standard.  lie Lost the Hole.  Ed Tufts of Los Angeles was playing  golf with a friend. When he drove from  the third teeing ground, he sliced the  ball badly and sent it away to one side.  It stopped iu front of a grazing cow, and  Tufts came up just in time to see it disappear into the bovine mouth. When his  opponent had made his stroke. Tufts un-  tethered the cow and. with many sounding thwacks of his club, drove the beast  to the third hole. There he made her disgorge the ball and, neatly holing it. announced that he had made the hole in  two strokes. His 'opponent calmly finished the bole in seven and claimed the  hole.  "But I made it in two," protested Tufts  gleefully.  "No, you didn't," declared the other.  "You made it in 39. You hit that cow 37  times, for I counted every stroke." and  Tufts conceded the hole.���������San Francisco  THE GLASS OF FASHION.  So many cheap imitation furs are  used for' the fur toques that their  career may be a short one.  Grebe is colored in a variety of tints  which do not affect the gloss.and are  shaded from light to dark. Grebe  toques are very popular.  Violets are very much worn, both  real, and artificial, and the latter sprayed" with the perfume of Rhine violets  are quite as sweet as the genuine.  A rather striking costume-worn by a  3'oung woman of fashion is a black  cloth skirt, a bright but rather a rose  red cloth jacket and a white cloth  waistcoat. u  Graduated fringe is one of the novelties and far more graceful than the  straight around variety. It is long and  short, forming broad points, and has a  knotted beading. ���������   ,  Some of, the newest long coats of  light fawn cloth are made with a,deep  shaped flounce which rests on tbe floor  all around and is entirely covered with  runs of sitehing.  Antelope gloves are1 worn by the best  dressed women, and the undressed  thicker skins .are also very popular.  White glace gloves are as much worn  as ever for afternoon and evenings at  the theater.  Two yards or even more of ribbon  with silk fringe at the ends" make a  very popular' necktie, wound twice  around the neck, tied in a Unot-or a  small boa in front and knotted again  low down on the bust where the ends  fall to the waist.1   , -  A novelty in a fur boa is made of two  whole sable skins spread out to their  full, width and joined one above the  other, so that tbe upper head and tall  meet around the,neck and the extremities of the lower one rest ori the shoulders at either side of. the front.' The  effect Is much as^ though two whole  skins' had b7������en"~'earelessly tacked together.���������New York Sun.  THE TURF REVIEW.  Alonzo  McDonald  hnd  11   winnings  out of 12 starts with Joe Gahm. 2:10V_V  iu 1899. ' ' ^  W. W. P.. 2:0.r)*v_. and Roberta. 2:08V_:  both pacers, are said to be the crack,  team at Denver..  The old pacer Westmont. 2:13% and  2:01%. with running mate, foaled \r  1875. is in pasture near Palatine. Ills.  Mr. Darlington jof Pittsburg has high*  hones that  his recordless������ trotter., Mr.  Middlemny.  will be. a sensation next  season.  Barney Baier.,black chestnut. 2:2G at  3 years. Is by Rutger Alcantara, dam  by an imported Percheroh horse sa'd  to weigh 1.4H0 pounds.  Little Edgar. 2:10*4. and Excel.  2:10%. owned by Mr. James Hanley of  Providence, are reported to.begone of  the finest of pole teams.  The racing season tn England closed  with Sensation second to Orme In the  list of winning sires with ������20,138.  about $100.(590. to his credit.  C. W. Williams paid $2.r>00 for Miss  France, by Red Wilkes, when sbe was  a 2-year-old nnd has sold ber only living foal. Kellar, 2:10*/_. for $r>.200.  XV. B. McDonald has returned from  Austria to the United States and will  remain here. He was for three years  a trainer for the Vienna Turf club.  A trotter named King Cotton, owned by N. E. Webb. Jamestown. N. Y.,  will be raced in 1900. it is said. He is  by Goodwin, from the dam of Lord  Vincent. 2:08%. and is reported fast.  Mr. F. .1. Davy of Niagara Falls has  bought the black horse Consul. 4 years  old. by Ambassador, dam Sulsun. by  Electioneer. He is credited with better than 2:20 speed and will have a  chance to show it in 1900 after a season in the stud.���������Turf. Field and Farm.  Tlio (if? lit  He  Unci  Been *Voticln_*r.  Willie Washington was trying to be  conversational, but the young woman  wore' glasses and looked severe, and  her mother surveyed the scene with au  expression of austere toleration. Willie ought to have known better than to  call on Monday, wash day. anyhow.   ���������  "Have you read any books"lately?"  asked Willie, with the inane grin which  he uses in society. ,   ''   < "'  "Ves." answered the girl.'  "Keen some pretty good ones written  lately, don't  you  think V" -,  , "I   haven't  read any  recent novels,"  she answered.   ,  "You ought to rend some."  "1 And ample entertainment in the  classic.^" was the rejoinder, while her.  mother looked on witb an approving  smile.  "Ob. yes; Shakespeare, 1 suppose.  He's a good old classic." -  "1 read Shakespeare occasionally  when I read English! I also read Cor-  ue'illeaud Moliere anil Goethe and  Schiller, but only,for diversion. IM1II07  sophic studies are my especial occupation at present.'* . ,  "By Jove!" exclaimed Willie admiringly ".ou're getting to'be a regular  bluestocking, aren't you?"-    '  "A what:" repeated the young woman's mother grimly as she rose to  tier feet, _      * *4  "Why.  a  bluestocking, you  know��������� ,  that, is"���������  "No    explanations  . are " necessary.  Amelia. I am going ro tell the servant  (o   take, In. tlie   clothesline   at   once.,  Hereafter ueitherof us wilJ beat home .  to Mr. Wishingteu).''-Washington Star.  Where  Honesty   Exinta. "  ��������� "People   In   the   small   towns   up  in  Connecticut."  said  the traveling man. ,  "appear to be much* more honest than  ,  they are in New York.    Not one family, in  ten  thinks of such a. thing as \  burglar'alarms, and  half of truni do   ,  uot even lock, their outer doors" when  they   retire.     But   what  impresses  me  most are the street laundry boxes.  "Nearly every town of 5.000 or'more  Inhabitants' has several  places  where  ,  laundry packages are received and delivered.     These   places  are   generally  dry,, goods or notion Btores, or ha ber-  .  llHslieFips.    Suburban  merchants as a  rule do not keey their stores open much  later than 8 o'clock'in the evening and;  do not open them,until 7 or half past 7  in the morning.  "This does not suit all their patrons.,  so" it is no Infrequent sight, to see outside the store a large red box'with ���������  fair sized opening In tbe������top.t-.The box '  bears the legend 'If the store is closed,  put your laundry in here.'    Now.' just-,  imagine a New York laundry ottiee us- ���������*  ing a  receptacle like that!    Why,  Ave -  minutes after n package was deposited  In the box it would be fished out. and,  in an hour its contents would be in the  possession of  some dealer  in  secondhand clothing.    But up in Connecticut  the scheme seems to work  very, well,  and all I can say is that it is a<tribute  to the general  honesty/of the eoinrno-  nlty."���������New York Herald.  *���������     1  '  il  t  t'l  APHORISMS.  A good intention clothes Itself with  power.���������Emerson.  To do so no more is the tiuest repentance.���������Luther.  Necessity reforms the poor and satiety the rich.���������Tacitus.  Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.���������Solon.  Wealth is not bis that has it. but  bis that enjoys It.���������Franklin.  When passion is on the throne, reason is out of doors.���������M. Henry.  Variety is the very spice of life, that  gives it all its flavor.���������Cowper.  Rashness Is the faithful but unhappy parent, of misfortune.���������Fuller.  A straight line is the shortest in morals as in mathematics.���������Maria Edge-  worth.  The man has a right to do as he  pleases, except when he pleases to do  right.-���������Simmons.  B.I- taking revenge a man is but even  with his enemy, but in passing over it  he is superior.���������Bacon.  The  I.,epr������Mi<l  of 11 Bell.  The largest banging boll In tbe world  Is in a Buddhist monastery near Canton. It is 18 feet high aud 45 feet In  circumference and is of solid bronze.  Canton has a pretty little fable connected with It. The story is told by  Mrs. .T. P. Newman iu one of her  sketches of travel. The life of the  founder of the greatest bell of China  had been threa������teued by the emperor  because of his unsuccessful attempts  to make a bell having perfect purity  of tone. *������he bell founder's beautiful  daughter, witnessing her father's  agony while imploring the emperor for  one more trial, consulted tbe gods as  to the reason for failure. Being told  that should the blood of a fair maiden  mingle with the bell metal the result  would be secured, she. waiting beside  her father until able to see ber face in  tbe molten ore. plunged in and was destroyed. To the sacrifice of this maiden  the Chinese attribute the beauty and  sweetness of tbe tone of the great bell  of Ta-Cung-tz.���������New York Times.  Her Con tin n ohm Perrornmiioe.  Jane played solitaire-,  and, sec.  Paresis is the penalty.  Not for .lane,   thouKh���������nay. 0I1. nay���������  But (or those who watched lior play.  ���������rihipiM.o n������owK,  J. D.  O'BltlEN.  BROKER   __4  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  BASE LIBELS.  The last request a woman usually  makes to her most intimate friend Is  not to tell her age.  Before the undertaker's bill is paid  the average widower begins to speak  of himself as a "boy."  The usual proof of friendship is the  recital by friends of all tbe scandal  tlmy know about previous friends.  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Ituosinc Fairy Talcs.
A book of fairy tales was the cause of
the expulsion and consequent ruin of 175
persons at Poltova. A pupil at one of
the stale- schools there.was caught in the
act of reading this, book of fairy tales,
which had been prohibited by the censor
on the ground that certain of the tales
might he applied to Russian conditions
and Russian politics. The boy explained
that the caretaker of the school buildings
had lent him the book. The* principal of
the school reported the caretaker to 'the
police, and, ou the ground of this denunciation the offender was sent to Siberia.
The. officials of the institution, together
with several parents of pupils, were so
indignant nt the conduct of the principal
that they drew up ,'a protest describing
Jiis denunciation ns a mean and'despicable act. ,The only consequence was that
���the officials hist their posts, aud, together
with the residents who had signed tho
protest, were expelled from the province
-Df 1'oltovn for three years. The order of
expulsion was extended to all thei relatives of the offenders, so that 175 persons
were sentenced to this serere punishment
on account of a hook of fairy tales which
in other countries is given to every child
to read. �� ��� &      "
Hinard's Liiiimeiit Cares,Biirns, Etc.
Worse For tlie Nephew. <
Returned Traveler���Is that rich old
bachelor .uncle of yours dead yet?
���   Host (dejectedly)���Worse, a thousand
.times worse!    He's married and got a
st>aby.���New York Weekly.       t
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That many another fool has, plai'-ed.
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The HciMlMitum of (he Tower,
'A picturesque ollicinl in l.ngland is the
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iiml red blockings, with rosettes 'of red,
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In days gone' by the public were always made aware, by the manner in
which the "headsman of. the Tower" carried the a .. 'whether tho prisoner, who
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U>r as lontr as- rhe prisoner had not'been
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the very moment that capital punishment
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* ' Short���It was the absence of, "rocks"
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hi iii., before and never heard of the
drawer. ���' Bank notes-are very largely
used, as almost every bank In the country issues uotes worth ��1, ��2, ��3^ ��5
and upward, and they are all looked
, upon as being quite as good as gold.
But Bank of England notes, even ln
.the large towns, are looked upon with
.suspicion, while in remote places people won't take them ,at all. It is said
that this suspicion of English notes is
hereditary.    ;
,Pro_n;tbe time of James II up to 75'
years ago the law was such with regard to currency that if an Irishman
wanted to pay ��100' in,England he bad
to remit ��^.18 Cs. Sd., while if be were
being paid a debt'by an 1 Englishman
he received only ��85. Naturally he
thought rather badly of English money,
and iu the 190 years1 during which this
state of things continued tbe Irish people became so deeply convinced that
John Bull was cheating them that they
still regard tbe Bank of England as a
corporation of robbers.
fA Cloae Call.
Tiiey, ,were a pair of colored white-
washers,, standing ou the street corner,
and talking about hard times, .when a
white man stepped-up, bent over and felt
around their hools and presently rose up
with three $10 goldpicccs in his hand.
"I dropped 'em'here an hour or so ago,"
he ���'explained as lie .jipgled them under
thoir chins and .walked'" off. The, two
men looked at each other for a long time,
and then one observed :-
"Ilastus; deir hain't no luck iu dis
world fur us fur shuiv. ,We was walkin
right on <lat gold nml'didn't know it!"
���'Hockon it's do <loiii'si of do Lawd.'*
humbly replied tho other. "If we'd V
found dat money we'd bin m> sstncU up'
ohcr it dat de Lawd would hov had to
send do cholera around to take do vanity
out of ns. It was a class call. Bruddcr,
Smith���a cluss fa!!!"'���Now York Sun.
*f*4"Iii��  on   Point*. '   :;'
T"l)<�� Aiitorn.'li'lf will not  ha Ik
As tio'js !h<�� i|C|iiiiu' brute.
Nor run away nor y<>_rn for hay
Nor get the "-pi/oot.'*'
Only a Woman's Storj
Nervous   Prostration ���Heart AVeaknoas���
-Agonizing; l'ains and Misery,'Such as ,
-  Womoii Alone Endure, Made tlie Iiif*
of Mrs. Thomas  Sears a Burden.
There can bo a difference of opinion on
most!   subjects,   but   there   Is   only   one
opinion as  to   the  reliability  of Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator.      Ic is safe,
.sure and effectual.
as   satisfactory.���Boston   Tran-
Serious Conditions that Milburn's
Heart and Nerve Pills can
Readily Cure.
Ona of tho indications of serious boart
trouble is the seu3ation of weakness or
?,n?*>rTief43 thntcoraes on at times.
.-HU_io.ime_- it is simply a dizzy feeling
���ii.-it oaw-ses <>'Y, or it maybe a state of 1111-
������.���j.-.i-um..'.ii->'J   with hands and  feet  cold
and countenance
A Curefnl Critic.
The Playgoer���now do you manage
always to look at a play from the two
. The Critic���Oh, I take turns looking
through botb ends of my opera glasses.
���'Philadelphia Bulletin.
Wise S a Hues'tion.
He���I wonder what is the reason this
auto won't start?
She���Perhaps you ought to ring the
bell. It got its electricity from the oar
company, you know. ��� Indianapolis
.?���;��� ���
���-.._3. ^-s
ghastly pale.
Theso symptoms indicate a
weakened heart.
Thoy aie munis-
takablo ovidences
of tho engine of
life breaking
Now  there's
only one reliable
remedy for restoring strength and vitality
to. v"'eakonod. lioarts and relieving all the
fH.vtrossing  symptoms.   It   is   Milburn's
''''Heart and Nerve Pills.
'������'.'���.������.The case of Mrs. A. Stratton, Frederic-
;;   ...ton,   N.B.,. amply proves this.    Herei'}��
... her; statement: v  ��� ���..������   ���
���'"V:''   4*I suffered very- much from  aix  im-
��� <v pOVerished condition of the blood, coupled
with extreme nervousness.'; A :dizzy sen-.
��� ;; .jsation on arising quickly or. coming down
, V"stairs,.;often'troubled .me,.and my breath
'���"*: was' so short that I could not walk  up
etaira.     The  least' exertion' caused   my
.-..-v heart'to  flutter  and  palpitate violentljj*-
;    and I sometimes felt a smothering sen��.
sation on going to sleep.
I doctored back and forth for my weakness, but Igot no relief from any medicine
��� . until I tried Milburn's Heart and Nerve
Pills, and lean say that they, helped me
wonderfully. Sometimes my' faoe and
arms would swell and puff, but all these
troubles speedily, yielded to the restoring
influences of Milburn's Heart and Nerve
Pills j and I am now strong and well. I
did. not use them long until I regained the
'blessing of healthful, refreshing sleep and
it will always bo a pleasure to ma to
ffcCOJoamond th.m to others.'*
MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Everywhere.
Dry   II timor.
"IIo made 1110 eat my words!"
The villain .strode stiflly to the center
of the stage, his gait making it easy
for the cnlcuini light man to keep'him
"covered."    '
"lie -iii'idc me- eat my words.' 'Tis
tfiiu. but'no nuitt'-r. They were written on a soda erncUer. with tny usual
.-Vtid he laughed a cruel, crafty laugh.
���Baltimore Auiericnn.
MINAiUl'S LINIMENT Relieves" Neuralgia.
Should   (_j��?  Old   CJerB'yinun   Be  Sliot i
Ian Maclarcn.. in The Ladies' I'loun;
Journal, declares that "the difliciilty of
disposing of the old minister has been
felt so acutely that a distinguished divine
of our day���who is 110V/ dead���proposed
that a minister who was past his prime
should be taken out (I presume to some
sheltered spot), and shot. Certainly he
expressed the mind of some' ungrateful
and miserable 'congregation which would
bo immensely relieved to get rid of an old
servant in rhe quickest and cheapest
fashion. Perhaps, also, it would be the
kindest thing to the minister when he discovers himself to be an incumbrance on
those whom he loves and who once loved
him to give him by some means the coup
de" grace, but there are objections ou the
part of an interfering law to this summary method of disposal, and one must
abandon   the   idea   of   au   ecclesiastical
knacker's yard "
����� ���'���    ��� 1 in ���,
Just a'womau's story.
Not strange because it happens every
day; not romantic or thrilling, but
just a story of misery and suffering
such as, unfortunately, too many women endure in silence.
For several yeary Mrs. c Thomas
Sears, of St. Catharines, felt her illness gradually but surely gaining a
firmer hold upon her system, and ultimately she almost despaired of recovery. To a~ reporter who called upon
her, Mrs. Sears said:
"What I havo suffered is almost   beyond description.    My illness has been
gradually growing upon me, and  eighteen months ago I found myself almost
helpless.    My nerves were  shattered,
my heart weak and my entire  system
seemingly broken down.    I had no rest
night or day; the little sleep I did get
did not refresh me.    I was in constant
agony, and only a woman  can  understand what I endured as I  tried to do
xnj household work.   Any sudden noise
wonld frighten me and leave me  in  a
condition bordering   on  collapse.    At
times I experienced attacks of  vertigo,
and these seemed lor a time   to  affect
my memory.    The least exertion would
leave me almost   breathless,   and   my
heart would palpitate violently.    I had
no desire for lood of  any kind, and yet
I had to force mj-self toeafc to maintain
lifo.    I  treated   with  three  different
doctors and spoilt much  money in this
way. but without avail, and I   was   in
a condition bordering oh despair.  I was
urged to try Dr. Williams' Pink   Pills,
and iu December, 1S98, I  consented to
do so.    I first got four boxes and noticed a change for tho better afier I  had
finished the second box. When the four
boxes were finished   there was a great
change for the better,   and  I then procured another half   dozen   boxes.    Before those were all used I was again enjoying the   blessing   of   good   health.
There can be no doubt of my cure  because months have passed  since I   discontinued   taking Dr. Williams'   Pink
Pills, and during that time I have never felt the slightest   symptom, of the
trouble, and I cheerfully and  strongly
urge other women who are suffering to
use this   wonderful  medicine,   feeling
sure that it will cure them,   as   it  did
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a specific for all forms of weakness. The
blood is vitalized, the nervous system
is reorganized, irregularities are corrected, s trength returns and disease disappears. So remarkable have been the
cures performed by these little pills
that their fame has spread to the far
ends of civilization. Wherever you go
you will find the most important article
in every drug store to be Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills.
CANVASSERS l���._8__!"2
VP South Africa (t ur hooks  In  onf),  *'nd
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M.KRlnit. Until rollaino work? and I eautifull.'
lllusriatcl; v ruliash cf old matter like some of
tlie,b'Mil.s olfTod lor �����al��\ Prices awa, down;
term.'cxiia lib ral. Profp'-ius of first book Sfo.,
of SK-oru! Lwik 3.">_., or t>ntti lor 76a, amount re-
ftui'li'd H'ir,l* first <��rd��-r f <r five books. Wilt lain
IirlffjjH.Mothonlst Hook &, "-'un. House,T01 onto
Catholic Prayer '%2$n��Z����
ulars; _ii lig-ious Pictures btatuiirv, and Cliurcb
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make at any Dominion Lands Office eend us
the amount, lees 20-per cent., and we will
make the payment and return the Land
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large payments. ,
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, 1 ' .' / "I'
"Gentlemen,���1 nuve much pleasure In reeom-
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I puroliased from you. It dues its work twiJi
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it is liidis-'or-snble to ii.alth,'and it ia.wiQ. *
sense of duty I certify to Its trreat usefulnesSL���
Yours truly, DR. D. S. THOMPSON."
Huridicu. of others who have used this closet
���will test fy to tlie abov,'. ,   l
For Catalogue nnd price list write, to '"-, 7
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���How    She
"Oveicame   It,
Htr  Tormentor,
ind   Baffled
1 Toionlo, Feb. lfh.li.���M srf Ida Hobkirk, of
184 Harboid strcei', this city, is jv young lady
who i_ ^exceedingly popular with a" very ex-
tensive (.circle of friends', all,of whom are
rejoicing over her reccnt'escape'fi-om.a ter-c
nble diinger. The story of, her experience is
deeply interesting, told iu her own straightforward .way.
���-Hero is "her narrative:���"In 18G0 I took a
position in -* down-town store. My work
was no. musually hard, but I soon iound I
could not stand it, and my health failed. I
grew very thin, h d splitting headaches continually, dizzy sp3lls and extreme weakness.
My tongue was thickly furred, har.-h and
dry every morning, and I arose tired and
aching. I was dull and low-spirited all the
'*My sister had used Dr. Arnold's English
Toxiu Pills with remarkable benefit, and J
alsO began fo tak.-< ihem. I candidly state
that improvement began almost immediately. Daily I mended, till today I am in
better health ar,d much stronger than 1 have
been for years. To Dr. Arnold's English
Toxin Pills, and u> them alone, the credit is
JSvsrygircl aud woman who suffers as Miss
Hobkirk did should use Dr. Arnold's English
Toxin Pills. They will give new 1 fe and
Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills, the enly
medicine that cures disease by killing the
germs that cause it. are sold by all druggists
at 75c. a boK ; sample box 25c., or sent postpaid on receipt of price by the Arnold
Chemical Co., Limited, Oanad 1 Life Building, 42 King street west, Toronto.
A persistent cold in the head ia at first a
friend, for it gyves warning of the approach
of a deadly euomy. Hoed the warning- before it is too late, and use   '
A Game of Taj
Catarrh of   Head  and  Throat.   , The
head and throat become diseased from neg*
lected cold, causing: "catarrh when tho conr"
dition of the blood, predisposes to tbi��
disease.     ���    ' t -    ,-
Catarrh of tlio Stomach. This Condition may result from several causes, but
the,usual cause is Catarrh, the mucus
dropping down into the throat, and being-
Catarrh of UroncUial Tubes. Thie
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tending from the head to throat. If left
unchecked it extends down the windpine
into bronchial tubes, aud in time attacks
tho lnngs.
and permanently cures every form of "this
dis-gusting disease. It is safe and effectual.
Contains 110 poisonous opiates. Sold everywhere.
Ask your dealer for it or send direct to
1'tC St. James  St., Montreal.
John IIislop & Co., Propribtohs.
Write for sample box.   Price, 50c per box ���
C boxes for S2.50, post paid.
Sec that JOHN HIS LOP is on every pacJ.-
tige.    Large  sample  box   10c, prepaid.
enough to prove whatJL '
_>cnd for it.
it the remedy can do.*
Leo���Look on I. young ninn;
New  York Jour:::it.
PREVENT DISORDER. ��� At "the first
symptoms of internal disorder Panne)_e'_
Vegetable Pills should be resorted to immediately. Two or three of these salutary pellets, ttken before going to bed, followed by
doses of one or two pills for two or three
nighis in succession, will serve as a preventative of attacks of dyspepsia and all the discomforts which follow in the train of that
fell disorder.   The means are simple when
the way is known. 	
i  '
Are positively guaranteed Pure Havana
Filler, and will please the most
fastidious smoker.
Behind Their *3nol._.
"Yon  have   moved  three  times  this
x "Yes," answered young Mrs. Torkins,
with a sigh. "It was a dreadful lot of
work, but we had to do it We have
had so much trouble with servants.
When I discharged them, they got angry, and when Charley discharged
them they just laughed, so the ouly
thing to do was to wait till their afternoons out and move to another neigh
borbood."��� Washington Star.
��� The yearly increase of sales proves an
appreciative public.     Manufactured only by
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-   <1 j_MlMaM_.  ���������_.  It  .i-V  Iff"  - '1 li ._ (j U ivi ii _���������_ ilLAJS D -N-JlVW^.  TSSUKD EVERY  TUE-*QAY.  ���������j.. _ ..........  r~lQl. 3_3"."anberson,'.B&itor..  j^^dyer.tisers wio war^t their ad  ciknged, should get copy in by  ~X2& a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers    failing      to   receive     Thj.  .News regularly will confer a favor by noti  fyin   the office.  jfob Work Strictly C. O. _}.  'Transient Ads Casb in Advance.  .TUESDAY,    APRIL    17th   1900  THE BEAR AND THE IA.ON.  jSensation Occasioned by tbe Publics.-  tion Of a Work   Written by  a K/us  sian and   Translated by a  French  man-How  Britain Shall   be Conquered is Cooly Described,  While Great Britain ia at present  .���������ally occupied with her South African troubles she is not aware of the  .fact that the most vulnerable point  / r  of her empire is   at the morcy  of a  *���������' I 4 1 ��������� ��������� ,  cool, resouiceful and unscrupulous  ioe.    The massing of Russian troobs  on the Eastern  frontier, now going  ���������j   ,.{���������..��������� ��������� 'i   ���������.���������.,.'   ���������  ,'< '   '  on, may   indicate   that   her vague  feara are soon to be realized.  .The Indian establishment, as the  r   T  \       I. '. .       .      I  > 1 >    I  ftrmy   of   occupation  is   called, is  numerically-far below the standard"  ���������  considered'eiseutial to the safety of  the British   dominion    in    India.  .There is also no immediate prospect  .i     ....       .- ?. ..,...���������������  ���������.    t ���������  of re-enforcing   it, as all   available  \ . i, . - ������������������ - ���������'   '-  troops   are    employed    elsewhere.  The mutual attitude of Russia and  ...-.������   ...     ���������     '   * >>   ,'���������  England is full of psychological  interest, and while the acquiessnce  of England -to therrecent Russian  move in virtually establishing a  protectorate over Persia is ohe of  .the symptoms of the situation, a  book recently published in France,  j.he author uf which is a prominent  p_eu_ber <.���������_ the general staff in Rur'-  gia.'and the translator of which is  an aqually well-known Captain of  the eeneral staff in France, is dis-  tinctly another symptom and one  which is very significant,  jr The book isentitl'ed "Versl'Inde"  On to India, by Colonel LeboJev,  translated into French by Captain  Cazalas,  studied Menace to Britain  It is certainly a very significant  pymptom rhat the author believes  that eventually the conflict between  the two. powers Js inevitable. He  eyen does not stop to adduce rea-  BOhs for what he declares to be the  profound conviction of all classes.  of Russian people. . It is, therefore,  the questioii how. this campaign  should be undertaken, and not  whether it should be undertaen,  that forms the subject of .this re-,  juarkable work. Russia will begin  |he war, according to the author,,  \>y successfully annexing Herat and  Kandahar, as. well-as British Be-  luchistan, which would furnish her  with a seaport. The' second move  would bo the creation of a protectorate over the remainder of Afghanistan, and, lastly, the conclusion of  a lasting peace with England.    But  ������������������. .   ���������  A..*v. ��������� ���������    ' ���������     ' '   , .'���������,.���������  adds^ Colonel Lebedev, circumstances may arise which will make  it necessary to invade India proper  i,n order to give a coup de grace to  an insupportable rival.  In order to fully understand the  importance of Herat it is necessaiy  te consult a map. Herat has been  callel the key of India. It is not  only situated on the great commercial highways connecting Asia  ^Einor, Persia, Turkestan,   Beluch-  istan, Caucasus and   India, but   it  dominates   the', only   route  upon  which a modern   army  with   supplies and   store?   can   move.    The  plan of war as   worked   put by the  author to the minutest detail, consists of  four   separate ' campaigns.  \Vith the omission of the technicalities which naturally   abound in a  work of this kind   the first of these  campaigns hus the   direct object to  occupy Herat.    For   this   task tho  author   considers an   army of 22,-  000   men with 48 guns   supported  by,a, revere army of 28,000 and 54  guns bufiicient.    These  troops can  b_ immediately provided   from the  t anscaspian prov ncei-,   Turkestan  aud   Caucasus.    The   question   of  military operations, of the possible  movements   of the   enemy,   stores  ' and supplies, is   solved, at least on  paper, to the   apparent satisfaction  of the author.    After   the   occupa-.  tion of Herat the   main questiuii is  how the English   will chose   to defend   their     Indian     possessions.  Theie are those among the English  military students   who differ   as to  the most advisable   methods of defence in such an emergency.    Lords  Roberts, Lawrence, Napier,Chelmsford and Sir William Mansfield are  , of the opinion that India should be  defended at the  frontier, instead of  ia   ihe   difficult,, possible   hostile  highlands of Afghanistan, away  from a bise of supplies and beyond  the immediate reach of reserves.  Tne celebrated Max Gregor, on the  contrary, with a number ^of the  younger generals, is firmly per-  sJaded <.f the advisabiht}4- of oc< u-  pying certain points in "Afghanistan and Hindu-Kusl*u After a cur-  Kory discussion of the first possibility Lebedev deciles that the second plan is more likely to be followed, i '  In this case it will be necessary  for the Russians to occupy Kabul,  Kandarhar and Ghazni, the three  most important points between the  North Afghanistan frontier, India  and Turkestan. ?-This would be  the immediate aim of the second  campaign. Kandahar and Kabul  must be necessarily oecupied in  order to create a base of operations  for the attack upon the River Indus.  Gne of the most important considerations of the second campaign is  to obtain full control of Afghanis-  an. The author admits the immense difficulty of subjugating that  hilly country and proposes an ali-  ance with the Emii. To this end  he urges to send at that stage of  hostilities an ultimatum to the  Emir, demanding his acquiescence  in the Russian occupation of the  most important strategic point, the  separation of Herat and Kandahar  from Afghanistan, as well as the  aid of the Afghan tribes in the conflict with England. As compensation the Emir would receive territory south of the frontier of India,  full independence in the possession  of what remains of Afghanistan, as  well as a sum of money. In case  of rejection of the. ultimatum, Afghanistan must be subjugated.  The attack of the Iudus is only  feasible from Kandahar over Herat.  The author urges the nscessity of  using regular troops, instead of  Kirghiz and Turkestan skirmishers,  who are violently hated by the  Afghans. The army necessary, for  this campaign will be divided in  two  detachments; first,   an   army  marching upon Kandahar, io con-  sdsjt.of -68,000 troops of all varieties  of service, with 304guns', supported  b}' a reserve of ' 57,000 men, with  156 guns, besides rear guard4-', etc.,  and second, a corps marching npon  Kabul, consisting of 48,000 soldit-rs  and accompanied by two c:_u.ch-  ments," one to go to Chitral and,,the  other to Gilgit. These' two points  are important, as they would enable the attackers - to effectively  ' harass the Knglie-h along the Le-'  hore-Peshawur-Kabui lii.e. This  would be the end of the second  campaign.-  Alter a pause   which   should   Le  utilized for tlie strengthening uf the  Russiun positions, as   well   as   for  perfecting the ways   of   communication, the thiid campaign  ahould  be begun. - In the course*,of which  the invading army should be   fully  brought up to the numerical   stai -  dard of the English army of , occupation, 230,000.    These would have  to be brought from European  Russia;    Leaving 60,000,men at Kab.ul,  10,000 " at������ Chitral,    160,000  men  woyld.be availaale   for   the  main  operations'of the war,   with   Kan-'  dahar as the case.    The aim  of the  third campaign would  be ��������� to effect"  an attaok'upon Indus, while guarding the right dank irom the operations of tha English troops at Pish-  ln.    There are three routes open to  the invading a-.my,   of which only ���������  the   route   over Dera-IsmailrKhan  affords   sufficient   protection  frorii  the   opeiati .ns   of   the   troops -at"  Pi.hin.    An English defeat  on the-  banks,oi Indus, forcing the  Britibh  to cross the   stream,'  would   brit%  the third campaign to a   successful  close.  This, the author declare.5, is all  that Russia will "ever want. The  fourth cimpaign against Lahore  and Delhi would only bo undertaken in case the English would  not at this stage sign a peace consenting to Russian protectorate  over Afghanistan, cession of teni-  tdry bounded in the west by Persia,  in the north by Gazareh Mountains, in the east by India and in  the south by the sea.���������Truth.  iVW  ������_ ifi  8  si  pi-rnnred  Millinery  Is   attracting much attention   this   week;  Millinery  'J he' trimmed ���������'Mi'Us are beautiful   and'  tr.umplis of (jil.e   trimm<-r'.s   art.      You  shoiiiil not lie   )_,���������>'   in   securing4   your  choice. ���������  ailor jHat������  in the same shipment ive  received the/  latest styles in S<tilor Hats.  Their ready sale   is   a sure   sign   that  they are the correct   thing and   at the  rig hi price..  j tj -  Staples , ,  We have just received io pieces of  those heavy G.ilaiea cloths so suitable  for boy's blocses. " ���������  Sheeting^  8-4 white sheeting, plain   and- twilled,  25 cts. per yard.  Mien's   f~U*s , :  ���������"���������If yon want a nobby   hat take] a   loolp ,.  at  oit new stock.  1- ' ��������� '  Men's Shoes  We have just to hand a splendid  stock"  of men's shoes. "'  See our chocolate" Uoiigola ���������kicj   shoe  ������t$3.$o. ' ''_;>'  ���������^^���������M-_-i___H__^__^_B__^__H__^_^H_H_______________HHHM_H_BHB^M_-_-V  Lace Curtains  We have something new in lace cur* Ai-  tains. Ask'to see owr new curt-ajns������ aff /  $1.25 a pair. .;    ��������� ' ' '*"  Specials    . v  ' .' t IK  j^ook oi|t for our pay. day specials,  ���������:a  WAR -NEWS,  Aliwal North, April 13���������News from a  Boer source at Weepner, offiyialiy coniuiuu-  icated, says that  four Boer  guus have been  disabled aad four commandant, killed or  wounded. On Tuesday night (.he B; itish  made a sortie, capturing a gun and taking  some prisoners.  Lorenzo Marquese, 13.���������It is reported  from Pretoria that a Boer Commando is  moving through. Bastularid. This ia a clever ruse to draw the British fi om Weepner.  Th.e Bloemfontein correspondent wires the  latest news is that Col. Dalga.es force occupies a position outside Weepner while the  Rouxville commando occupies the town itself. The pressure should be relieved during the next 24 hours.- Lord Roberts wisely declines to exhaust his men and horse3 in  .muting Boers until his preparations are  complete. He will leave to the enemy the  barren comfort of the occupation of a few  farms for a short time.  Bloemfontein, April 13.���������According to  information received here the Boer activity  east of the railway and in proximity to the  border is largely due to the fact that Kruger aud Steyne are unable to keep their  forces together inactive and the men declaring they are unwilling to remain with their  commando unl ss active as they are convinced the British game is a waiting game.  Believed Boea plan was originally designed  to oblige Roberts to weaken his force at  B'o.mfontein   in order to   protect the rail-  3Bf  rEVENSON .-& GO.  ������*������!������������ir?������9!������������"������f'^F^"  The Singer Sewirig MaChitte  CABINET TABLE,   WOODWORK"  Having taken the Singer Sewing, Machine   Agency   I ������m   pre-...  pared to sell Machine-- at the following priqes and terms;   ,'    i'. /, y'"-'y -  ,���������   Latest   improved,   double   feed,   bel^adjuster   anti   rnost. recent -  self-fitting attachments.     '  . ' ' -..���������'",'.,-  Price���������$70,  $5 cash and   $3 per   month; ' no jnteresf. ������-i!10 <li";8-  count for ciiF-lVwitniii 60 days.    Full allowance &>r old marhii:es.;' ''���������"/' ,���������:  More     Singjsrs    sole]'*  than   all     other.-/ combjiied.v    Sale  ] t' ,  year, 1,500,000. -        ; '       '"   >   ��������� , '    -.   ������������������  Oiland needles and extra parts kept in stock.  T. H.  I  way then the Boers would try to capture  the capital. The Boers are evidently ignorant of the forces Roberts has at his disposal.  London, April 15.���������Roberts wires as follows: The enemy's movements south of here  have been checked. Weepner in still surrounded but the little garrison is holding  out well. Troops are being moved to their  assistance.    The   health of   troops is good.  Accounts received from Bloemfontein say  that fighting occured at Weepner under Col.  Dalgety. Boers attacked them vigorously  but were repulsed wiWgreat loss.'  London, April 14.���������Beyoud the mysterious Cape Town kint regarding the early  .xpecration of good news about Mafeking  there is no further information at hand  in connection, with that beleagured town  which now must be in great strain.  St. Petersburg, April 14��������� The Czar  started last evening for Moscow. Perots  tent rumors are current he will issue a manifesto declaring that G-reat Britain should  make peace with Boers forthwith, under  threat of occupying Cabul and Herat il  Britain fails to. comply.  London, April 14.���������Despatch from Lorenzo Marquese says the 'actual Boer losses  to the end of March including prisoners are  estimated at 12,000. At present there are  7,000 Boers in Natal and 37,000 in Free  State. '  Bloemfontein, April 14. ���������The enemy  have determined to adopt new tactics. Two  columns are moving south of Bloemfontein.  They are replying upon Cape carts for  transport and are carrying only sufficient  food to meet immediate requirements. The  Boer columns are enabled to move about as  quickly as cavalry.  Cape Town,   April   16.���������It   ia   reporte  that Brabant   has   defeated the   Boers at  Weepner and,eaptured their arms.  Offical Bulletin issued at Pretoria April  reports that the Boers have captured 500.  slaughtered oxen at Weepner and that Qen.  <  Fioucinan defeated tie British causing  tbem to retire in direction of   Wolwapooi'V,  London 16.���������Conflicting reports regarding conditions at Weepner oontinue but at  this late hour there is no definite or important view from front. Lord Roberta  has strongly protested to Kruger against'  treatment of prisoner, sick and wounded in  his hands and has finally demanded the oW  serveuce of the Geneva Covention.  Native report at Kimberly announce thai  Col. Douglas eugaged enemy near.Zawart-  kop on Wednesday and succeeded in driving  tnem back.    British casualties  are slight.  -1  -I  NOTICE.  THE STORE known as Tee Yuen jj  in China Town Lim Lip Pun is (1  now sole proprietor, having  bought out his partner's interest,  Lim-Lip P'un. The store will  now be called  Yee Yuen  Shcug ;������  Kee.  TO THE PUBLIC.  ' ,'' f_  WE BEG to inform the residents of,  Cumberland, Union and Comox Dis-f  trict that we are opening out^ here>|  (Next door to Stexenson & Co.) on ���������'.  SATURDAY, APRIL 21st, with ail  -full line of  Groceries, Flour, Feed, &c, Boots  and Shoe4*, Clothing', Gent's Fur- y  nishing', &c,  coming from "the East." Although ���������  already ordered we expect it will be 4  little later before we shall be fullyS  stocked. Khuwi.ng that our Prices will|  be .right, we have every confidence in |  respectfully soliciting a share ol your.l  patronage.  Yours truly,  FRANK PAkTRIDGE,  HENRY WALLERS |  Note   the   address:.    Next   door    tc*  Stevenson & Co. ,f


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