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 I)  w  ff  1  ������  \i>-' <���������  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. SATURDAY  APRIL  I St., JSOQ  my present stock-  I  will CUT 'PRICES IN HALVES'       ''    "-    /"   "'���������'  Mr. Comb's Reply to  The  Islander's  Last Article.  SUITS from fL6.00.np.  PANTS $4.00 up.  I am hot   advertising   something I. have  not got.     Call and' look in.  IP.   IDTXTsTIkTIEI.  THE OLD RELIABLE. FIRM OF  M. W. WAffT ������ CO.  60 Government St., -  -    Victoria, B.  C.  Sole Agents Tor  Heintzman  Nordheimer   ,  Dominion  VYbrmwith  Jewett and  Bell, o ^  ��������� Mr. Comb tlvnks.if he was in need of  a friend there ts no doubt but tbe Islander would be very .useful to him, because  without his asking any advice, it has  taken great pains in showing him where  he has made mistakes' and also advising  him to do and say, certain things. Likewise it has asked (him a few questions  all, presumably, with good intention.  But Mr. Comb says let it be known  right here in IjJnion at any rate, that he  was born tree, and does not intend to be  dictated to by any hucksters, slaberdash-  ers, or- remittance men and fellows of  that ilk.- ,/���������';'  .: But miners aire men that I do recognize  and if any miner has any question he  would like to have answered from me, if  he will call- atJmy   house, he   will meet  Avenues cleaned up if ne-cetsary.  Aid. Ryder gave notice that at 1.he next  meeting he would bring iu an amendment to  ���������sub-section 18 pi the Trades License By-law  of 189S.  Street By law was road a first time.  Board of works was instructed to investigate and report on draining the big swamp  into the drain on Dunsmuir Avenue, and al-  so ascertain what will bo required for a suitable drain on Dunsmuir Avenue, from 3rd  street to 5th street.  .'  Adjourned.       ' -  ::   ��������� -;v       ���������-; -i. ���������   ESTE.-Y  '        ."..'���������-'_:     ���������' '     \ -  rOOTl^        DOMINION '  *9 I      c     ' and B������LU  Terms to suit the Purchaser.  Write "for Catalogue. ' '  ^"Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  itSTAg-ent for the  ���������Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Range;  iS-  Manufacturer of tke  TSfew Air-tight heaters  Ispiinalt & lamimo By.  ' TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE ;  NOV. 19th, 1898.  HOTEL  ARRIVALS.  The following were  the arrivals  at the  Cumberland t>y this week's steamer:  J. F. Whiting, Berlin, Qnt.; J. M.  Sparrow, Victoria; J. P. D. Malkin, Vancouver; W. E. Norris, Nanaimo; R.  Cuny, Nanaimo; Andrew Seater, Courte-  nay; J. McKim, cf Fit Reform Clothing  Co.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  1                   'No  -De  ������4  it  .41  . 2 Daily.  A.M.  . 9:00 ....  !):30 .....  10:10   10:58   No.   ..Yictorin    Gu!clBWe;'.m   ... .Sh&wniiwi Lake   ifoincaiis   ���������i Saturday,  A.M.   Do.  300   '���������   3:29  .... "   i.H   4:A5  ���������  IMW.  r.M.  \   0:06  VIOLA ALLEN'S LITERARY  ASPI  c  RATIONS.  Miss Viola Allen, the "star" of Hall  Caine's dramatization of his popular novel, "The Christian," has always -aspired,  to be an author. She has said that there  are to things which she would rather do  than act:.write a'book, or be a trained  nurse. She will now make her literary  debut in an article which she has wri'ten  for the Ladies' Home Journal, reciting  and explaining fully "What the Life of  an Actress Means."  with kindness, common sense, and socia-  bility and go away satisfied, if it iswithin  the limits of possibility to satisfy him. ,.  It strikes me that the Islander's "continued harping over an affair that Ralph  Smith came up from Nanaimo to clear  up, is not very_ flattering to that gentleman's abilitv as an investigator. He  seems, in the, Islander's opinion at least,  to have been too big a jay to do even  such a simple piece of business. It looks  as if that paper had not much confidence  in Mr. Smkh's. decision^.when it keeps  p ckmg at the affair"ever'since he left.  It is a nice cowardly "pieccof work for  a paper to insult a man day in and day  out with mean insinuations that can not  be hauled over in a libel suit, the editor  shutting up when he is called to task,and  then taking refuge behind a police magistrate instead of standing up like a man  when hs gets in hot water for his nasty  work. The public may judge what sort  of opponents I have to contend with, and  I ask my fellow miners if that is treating  me fairly.  JOHN COMB.  [The columns of The News are open to  any person wishing to take either side in  the controversies now going on in this paper.  As Mr. Comb has signed his name to his  letter, it is only fair to request that others  aign theirs.]  News of Sloop Thistle  F1QHTING   IN SAMOA.  Accident at lanaimo.  Burglars in Vancouver.  VICTORIOUS   AMERICANS.  Other Interesting Dispatches.  MOVEMENTS OF THE' WARSHIPS;  - Victoria, March 31.���������The pay off, of the, i'\  Imperieuse takes place to-morrow morning? 'J I  aud the flagship will sail home later in the<  day.. She will bo'escorted out to sea by the>. ;|  Phaeton, Amphion, Egeria and the , other-  vessels now at Esquimalt. ' It is expected, jjl  the Warspite will arrive here some time in,' ���������������  May. , .   ,'.  SUDDEN DEATH.  Nanaimo,.March 31.���������Mn������s  Harriet Tre-. .  vellyn was stricken'with paralysis last night/ 1  from which shs died an hour later. ' I  CITY COUNCIL.  ,Ax. 12:45... Wellington      Ar. 6a  WELLINGTON   TO 'VICTORIA..  No, 1 Daily. Na. 3 Saturday.  a.m. a.m.  -De. 8:25 .Wellington...  Do. 3:10 I  ���������*   8:46 .Nanaimo..  " 3:23  "10:04. ..Duncans  "   4:37  " 10:42  Shav\ nigan Lake "   5:08  "11:33    Golcistream "5.59  .Ar. 12 00 M.       ��������� . -Victoria..  ..,-.At. :6 25 p.m.  Reduced /ates to and from all points, on  ���������Saturdays and Sun&ays good to return Monday.  For rates  and   all   information    apply at  Company's Offices. ���������  A.-DUNSMUIR, Geo. L. COUETNTSY.  President. Traffic Manager.  To find the gearof any bicycle, multi-  ply diameter of rear wheel by the. number of teeth in large sprocket, and divide  the product fey number of teeth in re;ir  ket.  Photos! Photos!  f.B.lILEY  will be   at   his   studio   in  Cumberland, on  April   3rd,  and remain ten days.   This  ���������will be his  ���������last ������isitr���������  * ��������� '' '      ~  to Cumberland this season .  All work strictly First  Class and   guaranteed  Don't Miss This Opportunity.  $  ggg������g@g������ggg?iggssa  The council met Monday, March 27th, at  7:30 p.m..' Present, Mayor Mounce, .Aldermen Ryder, Robertson, .Carthew, Nichol,  Grant and Willard. Minutes of the last  meeting read, adopted and signed.  Communications.  A letter was read from   M.   G.   Douglas  complaining of excessive scavenger charges.   I  . Laid hu table to be considered later on  Accounts.  Tarbell, repairing street  lamp, .������1.25  News, printing tax notices  3.00  Islander,   publishing municipal    rate  By-law Amendment,   6.50  B. C. Gazette, publishing   Road  Tax,  and Municipal   Rite  Amendment  and Gourt of Revision notice,.... 14.50  Gordon Murdock, sharpening tools,.. 2.75  Reports.  Aid. Carthew ripurted work on Dunsmuir  Avenui was almost complete. ���������  Clerk reported he hart received the third  aud final government installment for Fire  Company, amouuting to $100.  Hew Business.  Scavenger charge re Douglas loft to the  Sanitary Committee to investigate and report at next meeting.  Board of Works was empowered to have  ^je alley between Derwent   and,   Dunsmuir  ENGAGEMENT NEAR MANILLA  Manilla,   March   31.���������Engagement   this  morning in front of, Malolos.    Casualties  yesterday were four killed, snd 23 wounded  '      (Signed) OTIS.  Washington, March 31.���������(Later)���������Following dispatch has been received from Otis:  Manilla,31.���������������������������MoArthur captured Malolos  at 10:30 this morning. The enemy retired  after fighting and firing the city hall. We  had (juii e a severe e^gjifiement beyond Mar-  iquina���������21 killed. Enemy ' were driven  back.  .     FROM MONTREAL.  Montreal, March 31.���������J.  W. Preacott of -  'oi. Vancouver has been elected 1 Vice-Preai-,,  dent of the C.J W. A.       - * ".''"'���������-���������  -    - ~- "SALE ,OF������CANNERY. _      -  Vancouver, March 31.���������The Hockey Cannery has been transferred to the Canadian  Packing Company.    The price was $4,000.  THE NOVA SCOTIA LEGISLATURE.  Halifax, N. S. March 31.���������The Nova Sco  tia Legislature prorogued this afternoon.  Three hundred bills were introduced during  the session of eight weeks.  FIGHT TO A FINISH.  Nancouver, March 31.���������Two expressmen  fought with bare knuckles at False Creek  yesterday, to settle an old grudge. There  were 15 witnesses. Ths. men were badly  used up at the end of the fight.  BURGLARY IN VANCOUVER.  Vancouver, March 31.���������Residents of Mr.  and Mrs. Ryan of Hastings Street was broken into by burglars last niedit, and a large  quantity of wedding presents, including  some fine diamonds, were stolen.  MURDERERS CAUGHT.  Winnipeg, March 31.���������An Elkhorn dis-  oatch says, that Allan and his companion,  who murdered J. Ryan at Crambrook three  days ago, were captured to-day while at-  :tempting to cross the boundary line iuto  the United States.  GAZETTED  APPOINTMENT.  Victoria, March 31.���������Yesterday's Gazette  contains notice of R. E. Hanson's   appointment to be Superintendent of Victoria   Reformatory.  SPRING   ASSIZES.  Victoria, March 31.���������By authority of the  Legislature of last session the Government  has arranged an assize schedule for spring  as follows: Victoria, April 11; New West  minster, April 12; Vancouver, April 14;  Nanaimo, April IS; Vernon, April 20; Kam  loops, April 25; Nelson, 30.  THE SLOOP THISTLE.  FROM SPAIN. 51  Madrid, Maroh 31 .���������The official Gazette.  to-day publishes a letter establishing a ere-  dit of 13,656,500 (pestaa) for the papment of.  the Cuban debt. > ���������        >   -   >       y     .{1  BURGLARS AT WESTMINSTER. '  New Westminster, March 31.���������An enter*,  prising burglar cracked Brackmau & Kerr'������,  safe here some time during last night. / , He,  secured about $75 and a gold medal won at. 1  Midwinter Fair at San Francisco. - No paS  pers were taken.    No clue to the thief. '-' 'k';  QUICK LOADING. . ? ^  , Nanaimo, March 3,1.'���������Steamer' Mihneohfc.  completed taking in her cargo of 3,200 tons,  of   coal at the^new Vancouver * Coal   Com'  pany's docks in 11 hours, being- three hour������j|  less than the previous re ords.  SERIOUS ACCIDENT.  Nanaimo, 31.���������W. .Cook,   a-  bridgeinatvl  employed at Extension Mine, had   his'' armf  br.oken in two places yesterday by'[falling  from a bridge.    He, was taken to Victoria-.!  for treatment. ���������    '  *  MURDERER SENTENCED..  London, March 31.���������Peg-Legged' Brown^l  the negro who murdered Constable ;Towhy[  some months ago, was yesterday sentenced!  to ba hanged on.May 17.  THE YANKEES TIRED OF/ THEJf.������|  London,. March  31.���������The   Birmingl  Post published' a report from well informedl  sources, that the U..S. at beginning,of Feb.I  proposed through   Sir "Julian��������� -'Pauncefort������  that'Great take over the, Phillipine Island  upon certain conditions,  but,   it   is   addc  this feeling has   altered   greatly  since   th������  heavy fighting.   Yet it is said beyond donb1|  tdat the U, S. would at one time have been  very glad to exchange or   oi^ierw^se diabur-j  den themselves of the permanent charge o|  the islands.  AMBASSADOR .TO..BE CHANGED.  Paris, March^ 3L���������It is rumoured M^  Cambon, French Ambassador to the United  States, will shortlylbe replaced at Washing!  ton by some one whose family connection!  will help to counteract England's growing  influence with America.  FIGHTING IN SAMOA.  Berlin, Germany/ Mar.   31st,���������America!  aud British warships have bombarded smaf  towns and fortifications near Apia, 'Samoa  several villages have been  destroyed,  situation is critical.    Great excitement pr^  vails.    The bombardment still continues.  GOLD AT QUALICUM  Qualicum, via Naniamoi."Mar. 30th.���������-\  ledge of   low grade   paying   ore   has bee  been opened at Howe Lake, Big   Qualicur  Tke owners have now bonded tip Wm.  ven, an expert mining man, for a good sue  Mr. Raven   says the mine   is worth  in^tl  neighborhood of ������50.000.   This .morning  team left Nanaimo  loaded with a complej  out-fit to commence making a wagon road  the mine.    The work of developement w^  be pushed  PASSENGER LIST;,  Per City of Nanaimo, Wednesday; May4  30.���������F. Hall, W. Ford, VV. Crosaan, J.Ml  Victoria, Mar. 3d.���������The story from Nanaimo of sloop Thistle is doubted by many  of those tamiliar with northern coast and  its people. Sergaut Langly is among these.  He says that when he was up north this  month, Ford and his two sister, and another  man came into Alert Bay. They went  ashore and remained a few days. Then  Ford went north as pilot on some passing  boat. The remainder of the party went on  from Alert Bay to Fort Rupert intending to  witness the big potlatch. There they were  to await the return of their brother. The  sloop wa3 at Ft. Rupert when Langly lsft  there on the 9th, aHd in his opinion they  will be heard from in the near future,.  ler, A. Berdiuo,   Miss   Hawly, Kilpatricl  G. Favario, Mrs. McQuillan, J. Hamsworl  Mrs., Greenshields,  Loman,    Vowel 1,   P^  Anderson, Mr. Bloxall, P. Curry,.K.Jamj  P. McGhran, Mrs. Wiliiamc, M. Oujeswsl  K..Gordon, Fisher, H. Bloomingdale, W.j  Malkin, J, Johnson,   Mr.    Vernon,   J,._  Whiting, E. Lee,   J.    Fulcher,   Green,^  Pence, Mrs. Ryder, Sparrow,   Mrs.   LucJ  W. E. Norris,  Passengers Down Friday,  J.B.Bennett, Hornby Island; W.Thoi)  Mrs.    Thome,   Boy  Thorne���������Victoria;  Dunne, W.Shirt, L. Richardson���������Nanah  Mr. Denton, Mrs. Denton,   Arthur Dent|  Victoria; Joe Nedd, Mrs.   Bardesona, M  Jeffrey, W. Morns, J. Portrey,   Geo. Tr  bull���������Victoria.    One Corjean,   42. Japs  two Chinese. BRAINS OF  CHILDREN.  Rxperlments    to    See    How    Much    They  May Be Exercised Sufelj-.  Bow   much   happier   the   lives of the  thousands   of   ohiidren   entering   schoo.  would be if   only   women���������mothers   and  ,  teachers���������better   understood    the   nature  and limitation of their brain   cells,   says  the Philadelphia Inquirer.    Such knowl-  '   , ������dge is to be had, as very   important experiments and deductions   havo   recently  , been   made    by   scientific investigators;  but   it   always   takes ��������� an    unreasonable  '   length of time fcr such knowledge to become general.  After 25,000 testa by the   educators   in  America, it has been   absolutely   demonstrated, for instance, that the   length   of  ' time that a child   six'  years   of age can  oonoontrate   its   mind   does   not   exceed  seven minutes; and   that   all   efforts  to  confine its   attontion   upon   one   subject  beyond this limit are worse than useless.  , This   power   of   concentration   increases  slowly; at the age of eight a   child's   attention may be easily held   ton   minutes.  At the age of 12 his mi������.l should not   be  rivctud upon one subject longer   than   17  minutes. It is, therefore,' a great mistake  to keep a   child   of. this age���������say at tho  piano, 'more   than   15   minutes; after a  ,  change of ooenpation, another quarter of  an hour's oraetica will be of incalculably  more benefit   than   tha   attempt "to continue work after brain and   norves   have  ���������'become fatigued.  Indeed,   most   of   the inattention and  restlessness of children may be explained  upon the physical basis. ��������� A   bov's brain,  _. for example, undergoes a certain  shrink-  ' age at the age of   14 or   15.    It   actually  , weighs loss than at the age of 12 and 13.  This fact explains the   caralossless,   lazi-  ; ness. and   general    unreasonableness   of  ��������� .boys of this aga. ��������� Statistics   show that a  large proportion of boys   leave   school at  ��������� about this* time. It is altogether probable  that if parents and teachers realized that  ..the prorerbial lawlessness of boys of 14.  merely evidenced a temporary condition  of brain cells, more of them would be  patiently guided through the period, to  take up their studios a year or two   later  ��������� with renewed interest.  The   same   tests     have,    conclusively  ���������proved that the brain of a child is always  most active   between   S.30   and   11.30 in  the morning.     All lessons, therefore,   requiring the   exorcise   of   their reasoning  power���������such ae arithmetic and grammar,  [i should bo at this hour.    It   has been fur-  ���������v.ther deduced that the average   child, un-  '. hampered by   grades   and   systoms, may  ' have easily mastered   his   arithmetic   by  ,; the timo ho is 22 years old.  Scientists have also disoovored   that   if  the    brain    centers   governing tho motor  :  nerves remain undeveloped uniij tho age  .Of 1*?. thera is no chance whatever of auy  \taier development; which fact is a power-,  .ful argument in favor   of   manual training in the pnblic schools.    Tho   majority  |;,' of ^children aro so active that tbey^davelop  - their, own brains and nerves to a   certain  'extent along these lines.   Where thoy fail  to do so,'  we   get   tho    tramp   and    the  r.''sloveu'.c   It.is a physical   impossibility to  acquire skill   and ��������� dexterity    In   any. art  .unless the. foundation    has   b9on laiu in  ,tho   formation   of   brain   calls   and   she  ���������������������������training of tho motor   norves    before tho  age of 10.  REV.   DR. SCADDING.  The 1'ractical JK!c/er.rie5:m.  The longest span of telegraph wire in  the' world is in India, over the Kiver  'Kistha.   It is over 6,000 feet in length.  Germany has more electric ssreat   rail-  'ways than any othor European    country.  Next in   order   come   France,   England,  Italy, Switzerland, Spain and    Belgium.  There aro 2,486 telephones in the service of the Mexican Telephone Company.  to  net  , The   rentals   in    1897-9S   amounted  $121,513,   and   the   company   made  oarnings in Mexico of $47,571.  <������������������    In certain conditions o? the atmosphere  . electricity is so abundant   on   tho  top of  the voicano Maunn Lea in   Hawaii   that  "the .English geologist Guppy   found   that  he could   trace   electric   letters with his  lingers .on his blanket. '  An Austrian inventor claims to have  invented an electrical apparatus by the  use of which a person may sit in a dark  ���������room and look-at a scene in another part  -of the town, regardless of corners, intervening buildings or any other obstructions. The inventor of .the new instrument, which is called a "fernseher,"  claims that his appliance transmits light  waves just . as sound waves are ��������� carried  over the wire by electricity.  Ho  3i imaged   If.  ��������� A certain wealthy man has set his nephew up in' business three tm:e3, cut the  .young man lacks something essential to  success in tho mercantile direction and  failed with each effort. When he camo  with the fourth request for financial  bacfeing the uncle demurred.  " S"ou mu3t loarn to lean on yonrself,"  he said. "I can't carry.you all your lifo.  It would be aa uiikindnosa in me to keep  supplying you siith money to carry on  enterprises that Invariably end in failure.  I'll toll you what I'll do. You cwo a  good deal as the result of that last 'spec'  Pitoh in on your own hook and go it  alono till you pay those debts off. When  you've done that, I'll give you a chock  for all they amount to. Such an experience would do you more good than all  tho monoy I could givo you now."  Three months later tha nephew, walked  in with every claim reoelpted in lull,  and the uncle was delighted as he gave  the promised cheque.  "That's something like it now, and I  warrant you feel all the better for the  hard training. How did you manage,  Tom?"  "Borrowed the moiray. uncle."  Now the old gentleman la tolling every  one that there is tho making of a great  financier in his nephew.���������Tit-Bits'.  A (iaciition of Locality.  "I'll tell you one thing, " said Mad-  pop to his long suffering wife, "it  Willy does not behave himself, I'll give  him the worst spanking he ever had.  He'll get it in the nock."  "Do bo serious, my dear," replied  Mrs. Madpop. "The neck i3 no place on  which to spank a child."���������Harper's  Bazar.  Lobs   and    Honorable   Life   of   the   Ex-  President of the  York Pioneers-  Author ot Many JSooks.  Rev. Dr. Scaddlnsr, tha president of tb������  York Pioneer* at Toronto,' recently resigned that office; banco a brief sketch of  his long and honorable career will .be aa  interesting aa it ia timely.       ~  Bav. Henry Scadding, D.D., is the  youngest son of tha late John Scadding,  for many years factor to Major-General  Simcoe, afterwards Lieutenant-Governor  of Upper Canada, on his estates in  Devonshire, England. He wis born at  Dcnkeswell, Devonshire, .Tuly< 29, 1813.  In 1821 he joined bis paronts in Canada.  He received his early education at Upper  Canada College, where he was head boy  of that institution in the first year of its  existence, 1830. In 1833 ho was appointed a King's scholar, which enabled him  to obtain a free course at an English  university. He proceeded to St. John'n  College. Cambridge. While there he  sharod in the influence resulting from  two movements, which wore then causing a good deal of stir in tho minds of  young and old. These were the revival of  reality in church life and usngo consequent on a renewed examination of  church records and documents anterior to  the division,with East and West, and tho  Brougham movement in behalf of less  antiquated methods of education and the  diffusion of useful knowledge among all  classes. '  Graduating B.A., in 1837, he returned  to Canada in 1838 to become at once a  busy pioneer in the promotion of Naming in both, Its branches, first as a teacher  of youth in tho institution whore he had  himself formerly been trained, and,  second,' as organizer and incumbont of  tho first free church in Toronto, now  known as Holy Trinity.  After many yoars of labor in these two  posts, ho was compelled by a threatened  breakdown of physical powers to retire  into comparative privacy. He had gained  his M.A. in 1840. On revisiting Cambridge in 1852 ho received the degree of  D.D., at Oxford.  Dr. Scadding was for some years editor  of the Journal of tho Canadian- Institute,  Toronto, contributing to its pages many  important papers on philology, numismatics and Canadian and aboriginal  archaeology.  His "Toronto of Old, or Collections  and Eecolcctiona of the Early Settlement  A VISTA OF. STYLES.  the Modish   Petticoat���������Quaint Capes U4,  Useful Traveling Gowns.  How strongly marked out at present  ia the unmodish woman by her petticoat 1 The trained skirt no longer permits the undergarment to be lost to  sight, and it were better for the wearer  of a mediocre petticoat that she had  never been lured to consider the fashionable requirement of a trained skirt.  And yet a skirt without a train is coming to have an appearance hardly as it  should be, a like sensation being uttermost in our minds,when some immaculate perfection is raised to show a short  irncompromising petticoat of moreen.  Even one of silk, fashioned with a  skimped piped flounce, strikes a- discordant note of taste and incompleteness. Undeniably petticoats are a power  in the land; and those of extravagant  elaboration are likely to remain master  of the situation eo long as skirts are  raised and until such time as we shall  And some alternative possessing equal  joys.  For tho moment at least our petticoats must'be long, full, profusely'  decked with lace and of daring combination or delicate colorings, so with  impunity we may raise our trailing  flimsy skirts as high as fancy prompts.  And this proceeding on the whole pro:  sents more pleasing results than when  the skirt.is clutched with decision low  down nnd dragged around the figure  until it moro resembles a winding sheet  than a sartorial triumph.  The shape of the newest capo has been'  compared to that of a large shawl folded three cornered and rounded off." Its  rounded fronts slopo gradually to a good  depth at the back, with an! effect which  seems to relegate the garment to bygone  days or tho exclusive use' of the few  "old ladies" who have no't found the  fountain of porpetual youth. Neverthe-  WAS SURELY INSANE.  KEV. DE.  SCADDIXO.  of Canadian Lifo in   Ontario,"   lir3fc  peared   in   successive   numbers   of  ap-  tho  Journal, as did, subsequently, his annotated edition of D. W. Smith's "First  Gazetteer of the Province of Upper Canada." HLa "Four Decades of York. Upper  Canada" formed tho first part of Dent's  memoiial volume, entitled "Toronto,  Past and Present," 1SS4. Ho also edited  with G. M. Adam another memorial  volume in 1S91, entitled "Toronto, Old  and New, Historical, Descriptive and  Pictorial," designed to mark the 100th  anniversary of the passing by tho British  Parliament of tho Constitutional Act of  1781.  Of his other writings tha best known  aro "Shakespeare, the Seer, tho Interpreter," 1864; "Truth's Resurrections,"  1865; "The First Bishop of Toronto, a  Review and a Study," 1868; "A Memoir  of King's College, Toronto," 1887:  "Early Pioneer Life in Canada;" "Some  Lapsed Names in Local Nomenclature,"  1897; "Sannecas's Prophecy and Its  Fulfillment;" "A Memorial of A.D.  1S97, tho four hundredth'., anniversary of  tho sighting of the Northeast. Coast of  North America by John and Sebastian  Cabot, Sailing Under a Commission from  Henry the Seventh, King   ot   England."  Dr. Scadding was elected president of  the Canadian Institute in 1870, retaining  that office up to 1S76. "He-was one of the  founders of cho STork Pioneers, and first  president of that body. He is also honorary president of the Pioneer and His-,  torloal Society of Ontario. In 1SS5, in  acknowledgment of hia literary .services  ho was awarded tho Confederation Medal  by the Governor General in-Council.  Ho married August, 1841, Harriot E-u-  gonia, eldest daughter of John S. Baldwin, Toronto. Mrs. Scadding died la  1843.  The Ckuj-'o   l������oi?it������   Lift*.  A Fronch newspaper publishes a description of the home life of the Czar and  Czarina, which, it says, ia vary simple.  Tho Czar, it appears,., often remains at  his desk until, lato at night, and frequently receives bis counselors aud Ministers at midnight; but, the paper adds,  thoy rarely find him alone, as the Czarina is generally seated beaido him, embroidering or sowing. When a stranger  apDeam, she picks up her scissors and  sdooIs and prepares to leave the room.  The Emperor thereupon begs her not to  go, but to remain with him, and the  Czarina silently returns to her Boat, puts  her thimble pn her finger and resumes  work with h*r needle, while her husband  discusses affairs of state  Occasion   For Haste.  "lam the wrong man," pretested the  wretched creature they were getting  ready to hang.  Tho chairman of the vigilantes was  dearly assailed with misgivings.  "Huiryl" he exclaimed, addressing  those who wero coming with the rope.  "It may prove that the fellow speaks  Cs-uly aftar all."���������Detroit Journal.  THE XEW AUTUMN CAPE.  less it is a model decreed by fashion for  early autumn wear, especially in fawn  or pale gray, lined with satin of a paler  tint, but corresponding shade. A lovely  cloak copied from the one here shown  has been made in very pale fawn cloth,  lined with shot glace silk in light fawn  and blue and trimmed with passementerie in tones of golden brown and gold,  dotted here and there with turquoise  cabochons. The frill is cut on the bias  and is very stylish if lined with the  shot silk.  For evening wear this cape is charming in white broche satin, with frill  to0 match; and either trimmed with  pearl and gold passementerie or ruching  arranged in varidyke'-fashion, as shown.  Arm slings or straps are cut in a curvo  to fit the edge of the cape and are of  glace silk, interlined with canvas.  For the late summer and early autumn our wardrobes will be replenished  with gowns of some slight substance,  and voile, cashmere and the lighter  makes of serge are all desirable fabrics.  As these will be worn in the country,  by the sea or on touring trips,.the trimming should not bo of a too perishable  description. Braid of the military or  tubular kind is admirable in black or  cream, and the white linen braids are  very generally used. There are also  combinations of braid and gimp which  are very effective, or lines of braid,  satin ribbon or narrow ribbon velvet  can be overlaid at intervals with applique motifs of lace braid or guipure  to simulate an embroidered border.  The fancy for gray remains unmitigated, and for the round of autumn  visits many gray cashmere gowns are  being prepared.  P������rugini drew the line at poker, and  Mr. Robert Quimby of West Virginia demands a divorce because she ate onions.  Have wives no rights? Is this a free country?���������New York Journal.  If there is anything that will hurry Tin  the laying of r.he Hawaiian cable, it will  bo the anxiety of the campaign managers  to know how Honolulu goes in a presidential year.���������Chicago News.  According to expert authorities, the regular police of Havana are better than the  American police If the United States can  learn anything about police regulations  from Havana, the war will not have been  in vain.���������Kansas City Star.  Secretary Day thinks that we may have  a peace treaty to serve up with the  Thanksgiving turkey���������a happy forecast,  which the country ardently hopes will  prove a true one. No more welcome sauce  could bo added to the feast.���������New York  Tribuna.  Stgrca    Tli at    nt    Once   Betrayed    tli  Mysterious  Traveler.  The electric car clanged merrily aloi  on its way up the avenue. The ciov������  of happy, contented people in the c:  ���������earned at ease with the world, whi  the motorman peered anxiously into 11  future' in the hope of striking sorm  thing. Even on the gay lit streets tb  people looking in the, shop window  seemed to have caught the contagion <  good spirits. Not a cloud was to be see  in the clear autumn sky of' evening  Myriads'of stars sparkled and glittere  in the heavens.  But within that brilliantly lighte  car bowling merrily along the gayl-  illuminated boulevard there was on  who seemed apart from all the rest, a  though'separated bysomo invisible bar  rier.  Ho was a man still young in years  clean shaven, yet bearing an indelina  ble stamp that seamed immediately t  make him stand out from all the rest  Women would have called him hand  Eome, but even women would have fear  ed him, for there was something abou  the lines of his finely chiseled lips tha  told of a fierce determination in hi.  character!  . The awe of his presence spread to the  laughing crowds on the seat opposite  Young schoolgirls/out for an evening'*-  car ride, hushed their laughing and  spoke in a subdued tone whenever he  looked' in their direction. Men looked  at him and frowned. Others regarded  him curiously. Even the conductor,  when he took up his fare, made haste  in getting away from the mysterious  man who seemed to pervade tho street  car with such a strange influence.  . "Do you suppose the man is insane?"  queried one of the two young women in  the far corner.  "Very likely," replied the othei  Badly, "and what a shamo for such a  good looking young man! Yet tho fad-  seems to be established beyond a doubt.  Ho has.ridden five blocks in a street cai  without crossing' his legs."���������Washington Post.  Finished.  His daughter had just returned from  the young ladies' finishing school al  Boston.  Sho  found  him.  in his library with  bills for gowns and  other  educational'  matters piled high in front of him.  Beside tbp bills lay his pocketbook.  Tho bills were all receipted.   ,  ������   He  picked  up tlie   pocketbook and  sighed. ..    ot(,   "  "Alas," he said, "I know now why  they call it a-finishing school."  Tho pockotbook was empty. Tho last  .bill for SllS for lessons on tho guitai  had finished it.���������Chicago Post.  Force   of  Habit.  Now ho laid his heart at her foet.  "Darling, be"���������-  "Ston!" she cried, with imperious  gesture.  The flood of his passionate words was  etaid.  "Repeat that last sentence but ono!"  commanded tho regal woman, ior, aftei  all, she was his typewriter, and the  force of the habit is strong.���������Detroit  Journal.  Sharp  Enoxis-U  at Times.  Foreigner���������lam told that you Americans are very gullible.  1 Host���������Well, wc are easily taken iu  on woolly horses, white elephants, plans  for extracting gold from sea water,  stuffed mermaids and such things, but  I just tell you wo can't be fooled by  any of these officeholders who say they  don't wantarenomination.���������New York  .Weekly.  ' .        ���������:���������������������������������������������'':''���������  "��������� '���������'���������',  - A "Threat   Fulfilled.  "Ere the dawn of another day," solemnly asseverated tho man with coal  black eyes and cruel white teeth, "you  will be numbered with the dead.!'  His victims shuddered, but as they  had already bought tickets for Brooklyn there was nothing left for them to  do but board the train.���������New York  Journal.  The Humoriit's Jest.  "And was there any humidity that  day?" asked the exchange editor.  "Humidity!" exclaimed   the humor-1  ous editor.    "It  was one of  those days  when everything  sticks but  the  muci--  lage!"���������Yonkers Statesman.  Hard on the Gentler Sex.  There is much of the slave and tha  tyrant hidden in the nature of woman.  Thus woman is not yet capable of  friendship; bijt only of love.  In the love of woman is injustice and  blindness to all that she does not love.  There are two things a true-man  likes���������danger and play. He likes woman because she is the most dangerous of  playthings.  A man should be reared ior the voca  lion of a warrior; a woman for tho recreation of the warrior. 'All else is rubbish.  A woman's principle of honor is to <  love more than  she is loved, so as not  to 'e second.  In any game where - love or hate is  not at stako women  play a  mediocre  Part- '"     ,  All  women   behind   their   personal  vanity cherish an .impersonal contempt  for woman.  As a rule, a mother loves herself in  her son more than the son himself.  The chief danger that besets artists  of genius lies in woman. -The worshiping woman is their*ruin.- Hardly ono,  has character enough to resist his ruin'  when he finds himself treated like a  god. Man is a coward in face of the  ewig weibliche, and no one knows it  better than the small woman.  Women indulge in literature as they  commit a little  sin, glancing  round to  see if any one  is  looking���������i. e., to at- -  tract  attention.���������Henry  Nietzsche   in ,  Academy.   ,��������� j  The Minnow Trap.  The minnow trap' used for catching  - minnows for bait is of glass, shapod liko  a jar or a bottle without a neck and of ���������  - a capacity of  six or eight quarts.    The  bottom of  the trap rises in a cone, liko,  the bottom of a champagne bottle, but i  instead of   being  solid the  top  of   the  cone is cut off, making  an opening  in  the trap.    The top of the trap has over  it a metal cap on  a hinge.   The  cap is  .  perforated with   a number of  holes to  permit   of   tho   circulation   of   water  through the trap. .    ,  The minnow trap is  slung horizontally in a wire holder, which has a handle on top, to which a rope is made fast.  Suitable  bait  to  attract   minnows   is  placed   in the trap; which is then lowered into the water.   The cone with the  opening at the inner end in the bottom  is in effect like tho������opening into an eel  , or fish trap.    It is easy for the minnows  to get through it into the trap in search   ,  of  tho   bait, but hard for  them to get  out.    When the trap  has   been raised,  the captured  minnows are got out   by.  'opening the cap at the other end of the  trap.���������New York Sun.  Women Gulden In Berlin.  ���������' A Berlin paper thus speaks of the women guides employed in that city:' * "'  "They are partly elderly, partly middle aged ladies, with a certain amount  of knowledgo of the world, some acquaintance with languages and an assured aud amiable demeanor, to 'whoso  care lone femalo travelers or the lady  traveling parties recently imported from -  Scandinavia and America intrust themselves. Most of these resolute persons are  Russians or Austrians."  CONSUMPTION.  What   a   Well-Known   Medio:*.!   ,l"oiiii>:il  Says About This Iving of Disease.  ""This is essentiallv an rgc of scientific pre -  "gross. Science niid" invention go hand in hand.  ���������'Thanks to u (list irguished chemist ccnsunipiicii  "is robbed of its terrors, deprived of its destrnc-  '"tiveness, and this insidious disease can lirpf he.  "relieved and then cured. But to acccnipliph a  "cure, that is final and effective there must he  'constant persistency in treatment and r'ght  "livirg. The snfl'erer must tf.kc the right medi-  "cal relief, r glitl.v administered. !By me labor,  "skill and rcse-areh ol an eminent clumist. T. A.  "Slocum, consumption can he both relieved and  .'���������"cured.'"���������Medical Tribune.'  Three free sample bottles of the Slocum Cure  will be. sent to any sufferer frcin consumption,,  lu.rg-.-or throat troubles or general debility.if  name," address and express oflice are sent to Tl <���������;  T. A.-..Slocum Chemical Co.. Limited, 377 Kit g  street west., Tortinto, Out. This is a genuine  offer, and il the reader is���������or knows a friend who  is���������a sufferer, send'at once ior the tree samples  and mention this paper. -  Sportingr .Play.  "This, new play, 'Oyrano de Ber-  gerac,' seems to be a sporting production."  "Why?"  "It has won by a nose."���������Philadelphia North American.  Modified  Views.  ��������� Mr. Nocash (hotly)���������It's a shame,  an outrage, a menace to American institutions, for one man to have ������1,000,-  000! Think of the harm he can do with  it!    Think of the power he wields J  Mr. Fortymillion���������That's so. I guess  I'll have to change my will. Having no  relatives, I had concluded to divide my  wealth among my friends and acquaintances, and as I left you a million'"  Mr.   Nocash���������Dm���������er���������a good  depends on the man, you know.  York Weekly.  deal  -New  No  Competition.  "Young Boobykins is awfully stuck  on himself."  "Well, he had a good chance to select  his location. Nobody was ahead of him.''  o���������Chicago Tribune.  tho  The Cheerful Idiot.  **Hobson seems to be the hero of  period," said the lady boarder.  "I thought the Colon was all he was  after," said the cheerful idiot.���������Indianapolis Journal.  Instruction of Yonth.  Bobby���������Popper, what is a protectorate?  Mr. Ferry���������It is the receivership idea  applied on a larger scale.���������Cinoinnefci  Enauirer.  We believe MINARD'S LINIMBMC  is the best.  Matthias Foley, Oil City, Ont.  Joseph Snow, Norway, Me.  Chas. Whooten, Mulgrave, N. S.  Rev. R. O. Armstrong, Mulgrave,  N. S.'  Pierre Landry, senr.,, Pokemouch������,  N.  B.  Thomas Wasson, Sheffield, N. B.  cousin "the WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLESE  this winter.  It pays to EDUCATE for BtrS9l-  NEVS-   A "reat r demanel for office help titan  Wh could fill durraK t������ e past sis: months shows  ���������why you should take such, a course.  IF'tili particulars on application.  I  ���������J. Tf. DO* AXB, See. tf  vt  ii  K  is  i.V'  W:  I  A FINE INSTRUMENT.  SO DELICATE THAT IT MEASURESTHE  THOUSANDTH PART OF A SECOND-  It  Is the Work of That Nestor of Berlin  Watchmakers, IT. L. Loebner-A Novel  Chronometer   With   u   Dial  Teu   Feet  In Dlit'iueter���������Human Eye Cannot Fol-  . low Recording Hand.  The merit of having first; construoted  precision chronometers for. the measurement; of one-hundredths of a second falls  to the Nestor of Berlin watchmakers, F.  L. Loebner. His instruments have been  adopted by shipping masters all over the  world. His greatest triumph, however, in  Che matter ot recording infinitely small  periods of time 19 his new apparatus for  the exaot measurement of one-thouf andth  parts of a seooncl. This novel chronometer  has an immense dial of almost ten feet,  in diameter mounted upon, a transportable platform. The dial shows two concentric rings, of whioh the outer is  divided into 360 degrees and the inner  circle into 200 degrees. The hand is five  feet long and is turned bj*"the mechanism  of the clockwork at the rate of five times  per second around the dial, ho that each  degree of the  inner  dial   actually ropre-  ' soots one-thousandth part of a second" A  special arrangement makes it possible to  have the hand turn only onco or tbreo  times around tho dial within a second,  the values of tho degrees being then correspondingly changed.,  The   sudden   stopping   of   the ' band,  .whioh turns at an enormous rate of  speod. Its point traveling at the race of  150 feet a second, or 100 miles an hour,  would 'absolutely destroy the. works. On  the other hand, '.the human eye cannot  follow tho turning of the hand, and in  order to "establish tho exact measurement  photography had to.be resorted to. An  auxiliary apparatus consisting of 12  photographic cameras has been' arranged  in front of the big dial. - These cameras'  aro  open   opposite   the   dial and before  MY FIRST SWEETHEART.  She was the fairest, bonniest lass  That mortal ever knew.  The rose's blush was on her cheeks,  Her eyes had caught 1het blue  Of June time skies. Around her head      >  Bright, golden ringlets danced,  And when my sweetheart smiled on me  I felt my heart entranced.  I found her sitting 'neath tho trees  ".  - One glorious day in May.  Tho breezes with her dancing curls  Were merrily at play.   ,  I looked at her with steadfast gaze.  She turned her eyes on me.  They brimmed with love.   Our warm lips  met ' (  In kissos one, two, three.  That day was years and years ago,  But I can ne'er forget  My first sweetheart's bewitching eyes,  And, oh, I love her yet  , As fervently as in those days <  When first on me she smiled!  And .she loves me, I know it, for  I am her'only child.  -Thomas B. Holmes in Ladies' Home Journal.  A SOCIETY CRAZE.  TRICMPIT OF A CXOCICMAKER.    -  them a disk with , a very thin slit at a  point passing- She 12 .cameras in,turn  rotates at tho rate of 20 times per second  ���������Twelve pictures of tho' position or the  hand are ."therefore takim within the  period of oho twentieth of a second, each  showing the exact Dositiou of the hand  on the dial. ������ With this apparatus it is  possiblo to photograph and measure the  initial .velocity of projectiles,, the velocity  of fall of small or largo objects, the, de  tails of tho destructive effects, when exploding minus or high explosives, etc. It  is possiblo to take with this apparatus  3,880 pictures per pecond.   -  Grand Master of Cliinuxu 1'i'nii Masons.  Gong Hoar of Baltimore, grand master  ������f the Chinese Free Masons of America,  is an unusual type of Chinaman Ho  stands over six feet in height, dresses in  tho latest American fashion and is minus  his queue, thus procludiug his return to  the land of the rising sui*. ' Ho is well  educated, speaks the English language  fairly well, and talks in an entertaining  manner.  The Chinamen claim that their organi-  zatian, while not recognized by the English Mason3, has    a history of   centuries,  GOXG IIOAB.  reaching as tar back, at least, as the  English order has authentic history. It is  ������aid that if tho Masons' claim -is.true  that their order originated in.the days of  King Solomon, thero has been plenty of  time for offshoots to be thorough.lv esfcab  llshed in such places as the depths of  China aud the wilds of. Africa, wbero explorers have found societies which bear a  marked resemblance to tho Froo Masonry  of today. The Chinese order is not affiliated wich or recognizod by the white-  skinned Masons, though the ban of slave  birch which hurt the negro does not havo  any effect in the case of the yellow-  skinned wearers of tho badge of tho compass and square.  Jacqueminot    Ked.  The heart of a jacqueminot rose: Is as  beautiful a piece of living color as may  be imagined. The tint of theso deep,  rich, rose petals has suggested the new  red which will be seon In millinery as  soon as the season fairlv opens. Dovoid  of the garish yellow reflections of scarlet,  briok and other''hard" rods, jacqueminot  has shadows doop bluish in tone, a won-  <ierfully deep rose color. It is generally a  becoming hue.  A. "Courting; Bench."  One of th9 London District Councils has  just had a prolonged debate as to the  removal of a certain public ben oh at  Bournemouth. The bench was known as  "the courting bench." It was decided  that courting in public is a nuisance and  the   bench ifl to be taken away.  Tho Hon. Leila Cavendish was selling  buttonholo bouquets at the bazaar got up  for St. Simeon's church. , She encountered Sir Felix Trebothani loitering at the  entrance of the palmist's tent. ,  "Aro you going to have your hand  told?" she asked.,      '' '  "Yes, I shall at 5 o'clock, when my respected aunt has quitted these premises.1'  "It is a perfect craze of, society,", said  Loila scornfully. "Every person,I know  has had theirs told, and if it is good they  believe it, and if not they don't. I suppose there may bo something in it. - Can't  bo ull guesswork. Do you believe in it?'  "Iclo'implicitly."  ''No, really?    Would you' believe what-  ,eyor they told you concerning your future?" ' ' "  ���������'Of course." -    .     , - "'  ���������'And if they told' you to do oomething  would you ohey?"; ,       -  "How.canyou doubt it?'.' "  His faco was grave, and 'Leila did not  observo the satirical  emphasis which ac.  companled  his words.    She moved away  and had ample  leisure to "consider an ad-  vonturous plot which persistently haunted  her mind and would not be driven away  Sir  Felix's name  had   been coupled so  often with   that of   Leila Cavendish that  she had-considored   him as quite her personal property    But of late he had shown  a most "stupid  tendency  to admire- that  silly, painted littlo Dot, Elliott-Sturt, and  . Leila really could   not' think of  allowing  that     At a few minutes to 5 sho discarded her flower tray and   moved slowly,but  with a determined step toward tho palmist's tent, wbero Sir Felix had quitted his  stand to escort  his aunt' to her carrioge  Another moment of  hesitation,'and   then  Leila drow aside .the silken curtain and  swept iii. .  vS Tho palmist was attired in a long crimson domino,1 with & long black mask, and  was apparently about to leavo tho tent by  a second opening to enjoy her well earned  rest aud tea On seeing Leila sho turned  back and scanned with deep interest the  curious, imperious face. f  ���������  "I wish," said tho fair intruder, breaking silence with difficulty���������"I wish you  would let mo wear your cloak and mask  for a few minutes, only a very short time  You havo already told my hand, and said  I should play for a great stake You were  right; I am playing it now. Only you  can help me by lending me this disguise  for a small experiment I wish to make. 1  will givo you plenty of money for this  charity if you will consent to my request  Lookl This is half for tho bazaar and half  for yourself." Sho held out her hand, and  Boveral goldpieces glittered against the  white palm as it touched the astonished  palmist's fingers.  ������������������I cannot," she began falteringly, while  her eyes rested covetously on tho shining  coins  "You can, must and will, "said Leila  imperatively. "It is only for a few minutes I want these things Do. do give  them mo!"  By alternate determination and persuasion tho self willed girl got her own way,  and tho reluctant palmist retired and  stood closo against tho tent outside, determined to hear what would be the result  of this strango whim. Leila softly stole  to tho curtain, pulled it usklo and said  sweetly: ''You needn't wait. Thank you.  I am all right now."  "I���������my���������-my dress was caught," murmured tho other, quaking.  "Your dress was caught? Oh. I fancied  it was you who were caught!"  The palmist departed hurriedly, and  Leila watched her vanish before she returned to don the crimson robe and mask,  hidingher hat carefully'away from eight.  Five o'clock rang out.in sonorous peals  from tho bplls of St. Simeon's steeple, and  Sir Felix was punctual to the minute. He  pulled aside the curtains and came in  with an air of awkwardness and deflanco,  feeling and looking liko a guilty porson  caught in a foolish act.  Leila assumed a low, gentle voico, and,  seating herself on one" of tho palmist's  easy chairs, drew another closo beside her  for Sir Felix.  "You wish to know your past, present  and future?" sho questioned.  "Yes, if you please."  'Como and sit here, and   I will  do my  best'to enlightenyou."  Ho obeyed, and held out two well mark-.  ed palms for her inspection. Leila gently  took hold of one hand to draw it nearer,  and Sir Felix started away as if there was  something disturbing or thrilling in her  touch.  "You are generous, obstinate and impulsive" said  the  fair deceiver.    "You  act on first motives, and seldom alter your  opinion."  "Dol?"  'You have a long line of life, unbroken  by any illness or serious trouble. Your  life, apparently, will be a smooth and happy one."  "That's good!"  "You  are a  lov^r of order and liko to  see everything in its correct plaoe."  "Well, yes,   I'm  fairly tidy,"said  Sir  Felix, stroking bis hair back and instinctively settling his cravat.  " You  lost a-near  relative when  you  were���������not   very old," said Leila, wondering liow long ago it was , since Lady Trebothani died    ,  ���������  "You are quite correct."  'And , you have had a narrow escape  from death -by drowning, I think," continued 'Leila, thinking of a hairbreadth  adventure on Lake Como which ho had  told her of at Major Guinness' dinner  party.  'Right again," said Sir Felix, looking  up at the black mask, which bent from  bis gaze and leaned attentively over hhi  outstretched hands.  "You have  had several lov    affair*,"  murmured Leila.     "You are engroast*! in  a very-important one now."  "Oh, am I?"  "Yes." ' '  ' "This is rather embarrassing."  "I must reveal w hat I see in your band.'  Sir  Felix  wished , he  had not con    in  and writhed helplessly as Leil* contiimfd  calmly, "From what I can tell your affection is returned."   '  "And what is this mysterious 'slic  liko?" '  "She is dark and of noblo family. I  should imagine by this peculiar lino that  she has a title." (Hs mustn't think it's  that horrible Dot.)  Leila'a heart beat fast as she watched  his face change and the color flush hotly  to his check  "You will bo married this year and live  a very happy life," she ventured nervously  "That sounds rather- liko tho ending of  a fairy tale,", said Sir Felix with an incredulous and'rather contemptuous smilo.  ������������������But it is true,' or will be if you do hot  hesitate. Your fate must be decided  speedily."  "You are right; it must."  "Lose no time in settling and securing  a happy destiny."       r  "Right again; I will not."  "It isa habit of yours to procrastinato  ���������a bad habit'that must bo mended. If  not, I will not answer for the consequences  ���������-Iniean," said Leila hastily, "T cannot  read them."   ' ,' ���������  Sir Felix meditated, curling his mustache in,some .perplexity.  "It lvust he Leila,"' he murmured.half  uuooniciovislyi and it was well that the  velvet mask hid those burning checks.  ,"It may be," she said, 'but I am no  thought reader. I only-tell you tho lines  of your hand, where tho voice of tho past,  the present and thefuturo is turned into a  picture, visible to our, eyes only. I cannot tell if tho ideal of yourthoughts is tho  same person whose destiny seems interwoven so strongly with your own life  .Now, sir, I must request you to! make  room for others. I can tell you^no more.'  Sir Felix rnso1, dropped his coins on the  table and loft just as tho real palmist  .raised tho outer curtain and entered her  lent.  "You may-have your robe back," said  Leila, and cast off tho cloak- from-her  chouldcrs. The owner'resumed - it and  glanced with secret curiosity at the trem-  bling'fingers which seemed lo.ith to remove  the mask, so slowly'were the black ribbons'untied aikrtho ;guise~"doffed. Leila  put on her hat and quitted tho tent, outwardly quite calm and self possessed. Sho  avoided-a rencontre with Sir Felix, and  resumed her old stand at tho flower stall.  A friend who owned 'that region of  lovely but unsalable wares remarked that  she looked rather whito and weary. "You  havo been working too hard, Miss Cavendish."  "Yes," assented Leila, with an odd little smilo. "I havo been working hard,  very hard."  "And havo you made a lot?"  "Well, I don't quite know yet, you seo,  but���������but I hope I havo been successful  Good night, Mr. Hamilton; the carriage  will bo waiting for me by this time Ko,  Captain White, you are not to come with  me. How is tho wonderful bran tub to  get on without you?"   ���������  Sir Felix was standing by the door as  Leila came out flinging a light cape  around her shoulders, and he hastened forward to tuck her fur rug warmly over her  skirts and gallantly kissed the .scented  fingers which tried to evade his grasp.  ''Well, Miss Cavendish, did you have  your fortune told by the palmist?"  "Yes,'I did; wasn't it foolishly insane  of we?    And you?"  -   "I also had   my future  fate revealed,'  he answered gravely  Leila laughed uneasily, and took a swift  survey of his unreadable face.  "Have you been  ordered   to  fulfill any  task���������to embark on any venture?"  "Yes, I have."  "I am fearfully curious, but do tell mo.  shall yon obey?"  "No, I think not?   Tho fact is  I have  lost ah ideal today."        .['.       ~  "What do you mean?"  ���������'���������-���������������������������  Ho gave a signal to tho coachman to  drive on, and then bent hurriedly toward  her, saying quietly, "Take my advice,  Miss Leila; next time you play at palmistry remove your pearl ring I"���������Madame.  Ke Oaue For Jettlonsies Novr.  "Let's see," said the Spanish premier, "there was considerable competition among the powers as to who should  get the Chinees loan a year ago!"  ."Thera was.^O worshipful Eire!" replied,a government, attache.  "Well, ahem! Don't.'yon think it  would be weJl to inform them that���������er  ���������or���������Spain can accommodate them  all?"���������Up to Date. '   ,  A  Jmnt  ItehJiIce.  A curious story is just now going the  round, and ,������0 it must not pass this paper, A few dRys ago a well known  chimney sweep, who wag on his way  back from the Isle of Wight in a first  class compartment, was surprised to  hoar a gentlemanly dressed man sealed  opposite speak to him.  "You have the advantage of me, sir,"  ���������aid the sweeper gentleman.  '"Oh,'I'm General���������������������������, one of the  members of the club .opposite your  crossing." '  "The mischief you are," thundered  the civilian, "and you dare to accost a  public official traveling incognito. I  shall'certainly report- yonr insolence to  tho club committee," whereupon the  conversation went uo further, but the  . general is said to have resigned from'  the club.���������Pick Me Up.  From   Hi������   roint ��������� of  View.  "Did you see tho story of that fellow  with only ,$800 who succeeded in, failing for $S0,000?"  "Sure."  "What do you think of it?"  "Well, I wouldn't like to do it myself, but T would like to be able to do  it."  Truly, a man who is able to fail for  such a sum under such ' circumstances  ought to be able to make a pretty good  living without   failing.���������Chicago Post.  Sufficient   Justification.  Sibyl���������It's no use denying it, Maud.'  It was  too  dark for me  to see who it  was.but I distinctly saw, some young  man   kiss   you   in   the .garden.    I'm  ashamed of you.  Maud���������I don't see why you should  be.    I've often seen George'kiss you.  Sibyl (engaged tp,George)���������Yes, but  I allow nobody but George to kiss me.  Maud���������Well,    it   was " nobody   but  George who kissed me.���������Tit-Bits.  Something: In a. Same After All.  ,Money ^Lender���������I  must  have something to certify to your financial standing  before I can favor  you. with  this  loan.  Rolingbroke���������Er���������ah���������will a marriage certificate do? ��������� Philadelphia  .North American.  ,  Great Idea. t  "I've got a splendid system for preventing these numerous fatal accidents  caused by deer hunters shooting eacL  other."  "What is it?"  "Let only one man hunt at a time."  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A Touch.  Hargreaves���������Do you understand the  plan of advancing naval officers certain  numbers?  Wallace���������A little.    Why?  "I was wondering if you could advance me five. "���������Cincinnati  Enquirer.  HORSES AND  DRIVERS.  St. Croix, Jr., winner in the 2:15  class at Lewistou, Me., wore 4% ounce  shoes forward in this race.  Now,it is Eaid that the stallion Morey,  supposed to be by Slander, is in reality  Amber, 2:18^, by Alcyone.  The trotter Lenfcolus, 2:15, by Pac-  tolus, has a' boil on his hind leg that  has bothered him all summer.  When he took his record of 2:12% at  the recent meeting at Toledo, tho pacer  Pendulum moved like clockwork.  The California 3-year-old, Dr. Frasse.  2:18>������, by Iran Alto, has gone lame  fnd may not start again this year.   ���������  In commenting on Silvanway'a' performance at Guarter Oak park a horseman said that the bay filly scored at  least 17 quarters during the race.  In a recent letter to a friend in Pendleton, Or., Frauk Frazier said, "If  Ohehalis did not wear hopples, I could  get $20,000 for him." But he wears  them.  Last season the gray pacing  gelding  Bnllmont, 2:09%, placed the track rec-<  ord  of  New  Plata, N. Y., at  2:15>������.  This season, at the recent races, ho out  it to 2:13%. < <      \  In the third   heat of  the 2:28 trot at  the   Kenton  (O.) meeting   Walter  B,'  owned by William  Bryant, Fredericks-'  town, O., fell and broke his neck., The  gelding   had won the first two heats.  ~  The  performance of Searchlight "at   '-'  JRigby park   is   still  more .noteworthy   '  when his  trip from Cleveland   to Port-',  land, back  to Dubuque, la., and. again,  back to Boston is taken into considers-:#,  tion. '   ^ "  -       ���������>��������� '  The black stallion Del'Norte, 2:08', it ')  a big success as aguideless wonder, and .  Sept. 11 paced a mile at T������ dependence, , [  Or., in 2 :04 5^, which equals the world's *  record, made.by the- late Marion Miil3, -'���������.'.  at this style of going.���������Horseman.  FRILLS OF FASHION,- V  , v  , Cyrauo is one of the newest colors. It i,/  is a rich ruby and .becoming alike ta ' ,  dark and fair. ,'.  Grace loving Frenchwomen declare",;"  that the fad for flounced skirts has gone ' '  too far and that they have never. ,ap-<', ���������  proved of thn fashion. ,\   K v\  In spite of efforts to abolish them the,,"',  full drooping waists continue, some,of ",.'-  the finest imported .models having this" ��������� '���������  stylo running almost to an extreme.      ~: '������������������ >  The popularity of velvet for wraps,,',"  and gowns this winter is ' already.'as- r".  sured. This will be good news,, for it is- ;,'  a fabric that is universally becoming. .���������<;��������� -x  Parisian manufacturers are turning*; V-  out epaulets with fringes hanging to,the- ,'V,;  waist, and deep flouneesrof fringe"aro :���������/  being woven to hang from the knees to \\  the hem of tho skirt. ,  A dainty tea jacket is made of accor-, "  dion   plaited   liberty  silk, which  falls    ,'  unconlined    back   and   front   from   a  square  shirred  yoke of  the  same material.    The plaited sleeves reach only "  to tho elbow. r  Striped piques, with miniature flowers'  between the stripes, are being largely  employed for single and doublo breasted  vests, as well as for those ..showing uo  opening, to be worn with tailor made-'  gowns. Vests are also fashioned of bandana handkerchiefs, tho effect being  striking under a dark coat.  The ordinary foulard nearly covored  with a white design' has been extremely  fashionable this season, but for early  autumn wear satin foulard in the most, -  exquisite new tints, with small whito  or cream designs, is taking its place.  Tho satin foulard is far richer looking  than tho other and wears twice as well..  ���������New York Sun.  "EMS OF INTEREST.  Doubtless.  Browne���������Everybody has some favorite ejaculation. Now, my word is "gracious!"  Towue���������So I havo noticed, and I understand that your wife's word U  "lavvl"���������Brooklyn Life.  Didn't Measure Them.  Isaac Bromley once ran "against a  snag" while lecturing in Litchfield county, Conn. As I recall tho story, ho was  lecturing before a local institute upon tho  subject of a trip he had recently made to  California.and the Yosemito valley, winding up with a beautiful description of the  Bridal Veil falls, which so charm all who  visit them.  As ho took his seat ho was surprised to  see the gentleman who had presided over  tho meeting step forward and say, "In accordance with our usual 'custom,-we will-  now bo glad to hear any questions that  the lecturer may bo desired to answer in  relation to the subject upon which ho has  been talking."  At this a tall, redheaded man rose in  tho audience and with a rasping voice  said,."I would, like to ask of the-lecturer  the exact height of tho Bridal Veil."  Bromley, who had expected nothing of  this kind, and was never strong in details  as to figures, was entirely taken by surprise, but gave no sign thereof as ho rose  and advanced to the front of the platform  and coolly answered, "I did not measure  thorn, but as nearly as I can remember the  exact height is 361 feet 9K inches." No  further questions were asked of that lecturer.���������New Haven Bogister.  The   Class   Conflict.  "Pa, who are the classes?"  "The classes, my son, are those who  tide the same make of wheel thatldo."  "And who aro the masses?"  "Those who ride the other styles."���������  Up to Date.  A Sons: of Pie.  Oh, sins' of the close where tho pla plant  grows  In luxuriance wild and free.  And pumpkin pies of monstrous size  Hang: ripe'on the pumpkin tree,  "Where the  "lemon cream"  like a fresh  baked dream  Glows white in the noonday glare,  And   the   "custards"    cold,   with   their  hearts of gold.  Shed: fragrance;on the air!  Oh, sing of the land where the' mince  trees stand  With their branches spreading- wide '  And laden low wi h nuts of dough-  And wondrous things ins de-���������  Rich remnants of tha foods we lovo  When in their proper sphere;  J3eefsteaks   and   stew   and   things   we  knew  In corn beef hash last year!  Oh, sing of the time In a happy clime  When the pie tree's fruit shall fall  With ease and grace in the open face  At no expense at all!  Ah, th.-n indeed will the heartless greed  Of th������ lunchroom keeper fail.  And er tongues will spurn mince pies  that burn  And crusts that make us wail!  ���������Chicago Record.  The finsst shops ina Chinese city aro  those devoted to the sale of cofScs.  Australian rabbit skinsare being converted into'sealskins'for"'tho American  market. '' ��������� ��������� ������������������;���������>/  Pet dogs in London wear ohamois  shoes when in tho house to protect polished floors from scratches..,      .  Eight churches have stood on the si to  of St. Paul's cathedral, London Tho  first ono was built in the year 223. :  The average number of horses killed  in Spanish bullfights every year exceeds  6,000, while from 1,000 to 1,200 bulla  are sacrificed.  When packing away light silk gowns,'  do not use white tissue paper, for' it i3  bleached by chloride of lime and will  spoil the eoler cf the silk. '   '.  Corsets must not be worn by .Russian  young women attending high schools,;  universities and music and art schools, ���������  according to a recent decree of tho new  minister of education. They are to bet  encouraged to wear- the national cos-;.  tumo. ../  Paper floors for dwelling  houses  are  coming into use in Germany.   They are .  formed of several- thicknesses  of  stout,  paper,   dampened,   pasted  and   rolled.-  xhey have no crevices or joints to har  bor dust or vermin and  the feet.  are yielding to  POINTED   PARAGRAPHS.  Tho ofice never has to seek the man!  on pay day. j  Some dogs are  pointers and some ore'  disappointers. ' m  aajMAUWfM  (BCMKSMp^MOClCttf MUiUI 0f*MWIMi  ^w^ainTwp i k nwwT.���������iynnr  T5B  ���������ffiJjgiB"   ZEsTZEi'WS.  " Mary E.' Bissett Editor.  . ��������� No Acvejr-tisment inserted for less than  l^o cents.  , Persons  fa-lmg to get The News  regularly should nqtify the Office!  "    Persons having1 any business wi'h T'TE  [���������News will ..please call at the office or  '$&*''   '. ' . "'       ���������  ,. &3" Advertisers who  want their ad  Lelianjg-ed,.   should   get    copy .in   by  '���������12 a.m. day before .issue.   When writing communications to  Ijfthis paper, JWRITE ON .ONE SIDE   only of.  ,paper used.    Printers Do NOT turn copy."  ���������    RATES OF ADVERTISING:  I(One inch per year,  once-a-week, '$12.00  .    'S      " '    " month,       "        " c 1.50  Local,-notice per line "        " .10  iHFor both .issues, one-half   additional  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. .  $2.00  .30  ONE  YEAR,  THREE MONTHS,  PER MONTH by carrier  SINGLE    COPY     Five  .20  Gents.  |:SAT;URD7VyV APRIL 1st.  1899  THE EDUCATION QUESTION.  . A matter that is attracting ;some  |.interest throughout the Province al-  ;r^wfty,' and, which will probably  give rise, to considerable discussion  in the near future, is the cost 01 our  |:educational system. Some of the  -provincial papers clamor wildly ������ or  la reduction, pointing to the low  ���������^ant7for_eliucation in Nova .Scotia  &b Compared with the sum yearly  .expended .to maintain the .schools  >pf B. G., They seem to forget the.  ;Very important fact that since the  ���������cost of living is proportionately  piower, salaries of teachers in N. S.  are, say roughly, about half what  ithey a,re put here.  In this proposal to economize in  '^the    education    department    two  i-things should be   borne   in   mind:  "The .first .is thats the salary   of   $50  ���������per,month, now   paid   to ' country  teachers.Qught not to  be   reduced.  -The second is, ^that the cost  of -ed-.  ���������jcation:should not  be   lessened   at.  |v?the expense of quality.  Iii regard to the first, it is  plain  ;to anyone at all familiar   with the  .conditions obtaining in   this Province, that for a person who has   to;  j)ay -say ;$20 for board,  and   main-  ': tain a respectable appearance in society, $50 per morith is a bare liv-  -ing wage.    Some .persons hold that  sother  classes of men work  .harder,  ���������and earn less  than teachers.     To  :the first part of  this   objection  it  ;may be replied   that   people   who*  ���������have had no   experience   teaching,  ���������are not qualified to opine   whether  jit ,is hard work or not.    If one does  -his best in this calling, as   in   any  pother, it is hard work.    As  to   the  ^second part, it must be remembered that teaching requires  the  skill  acquired by long study.      It is not  ifor'the drawing of a plan the architect is paid hundreds of dollars.   It  is for the knowing how.  As regards cheapness at the expense of trhe quality of education,  w.e all know that if men and wom-  <;en of ability-cannot make as much  Reaching as in other professions,  they will not continue to teach.  ���������The almighty dollar influences  ithem as well as the rest of mankind The result will be that good  teachers-���������the only ones that should  be ailow.ed inside our schools���������will  lie replaced by know-nothings,  crammed   to pass   examinations���������  >the kind who, with blissful ignor.-  ance of the Queen's English, (ise  'them' for 'those,' 'is' for 'are;'' etc.  It.-is bad.enough to have a few of  that-description in charge of schools  already. {.If the teachers in some of  the high schools not a thousand  miles away spent-more time instilling an intelligent knowledge of the  national tongue into their pupils,  instead of lecturing on all the ;olo-  gies under the sun and, as a result,  making them mental Jacks of all  trades and masters of none, the  number of 'raw' graduates, who sally forth to teach school���������more or  less���������would be considerably reduced.)  'Whll������ it is impossible under present conditions to lower salaries of  country teaches, we ' might very  properly inquire why the salaries  of their city brethern should be so  much higher. Where a teacher of  superior education is needed, it is  well to pay him accordingly. 'But  why should teachers who have the  same class of work to do, receive  more In a city than in the country? -  For, after all, the cost of' living is  hardly, if at all, greater.  One respect in which we might  copy from the Nova Scotia school  system is .in-regard to the manner  in which money is raised for school  purposes. Here, the Provincial  Government pays all, while in the  eastern province most o'f the teachers' salary is paid by direct taxation levied on the property .holders  of the school district. ' This method considerably lightens the' Government's burden, while the fact of  having to pay out cash directly  makes the rate-payers take more in  terest in the schools. (Sometimes  rate-payers take a little too much  interest in the schools. But of two  evils =choose the less.)  This outline covers to a certain  extent the questions raised so far  concerning the educational system  of B. C. There are others, the discussion of which by the Provincial  press'might be of some benefit to  the public, and we   hope  that   the  big city papers will take notice of  subject so  important to all.  TENDERS.  Tenders will be received by the  undersigned up till Wednesday the  5TU of April for the erection of a  cottage in the village of Courtenay.  Plans and specifications may be had  upon application. The lowest or any  tender not  necessarily   accepted.  H. P. MILLARD.  Courtenay, March 27, 1899.  CORPORATION    OF    THE    CITY   OP  CUMBERLAND COURT OF  REVISION.  NOTICE  is hereby given that  the Court  of Keviaion  for the  purpose of  hearing  all  complaints against the .assessment of  1S99,  as made by the Asse^or of the City of Cumberland, will be held at  the Council  Chambers, City Hall, or*  Monday the 3rd  day of  April, A. D. 1899, ac 10 o'clock a. m.  By order,  L. W. NUNNS, -  C. M. C.  Cumberland, B. C.  28th, February 1S99.  If the devil should lose  his tail, where  could he get the loss repaired?  Where they re-tail bad spirits.  Mr\ Dooley on AguinaLdo  "Well, sir;'" said Mr. Dooley, "it looks  now as if they was nothing f'r me young  frind Aggynaldoo to do but time. L'ke as  not a year fr������m now he'll be in jail, like  Napoleon, th' impror iv th' -Fr-rinch, was  in his day, an' Mike th' Burglar an' other  pathrites. That's what comes iv bein' a  pathrite too long. 'Tis a good job whin  they'se nawthm' else to do, 'tis not th'  thing to wurrnk overtime at. 'Tis a sort iv -  out-iv-duro spoort that ye shud engage in  durin' the summer vacation, but whin a  man carries it on durin' business hours people begin to .get down on him, an' afttr  awhile they're ready to hang him to get him  out iv th' way. As Hogau says, -'Th' las'  thing thai; happens to a pathrite he's a  scoundhrel.'  '"Las' summer there wasn't a warmer pathrite anywhere in our imperyal dominions  thin this same Aggynaldoo. I was with  him mesilf. Saya I: 'They'3 a good coon,'  I say, 'an' when the blessin's iv civilization  has been extwded to his beloved counthry ���������  an',''I says, 'they put up intaraal rivinue  officers an' post offices,' I says, 'we'll give  him'a good job as a letter carrier,' 1 says,  'where he wont have .annything to do, !I  says, 'but walk,' I says.  "An' so th' Consul at Ding'Dong, th'  man-chat r-i-nn that ind iv th' war, he says  to Aggynaldoo, 'Go,'he says, 'where glory  waits ye,' he saya. 'Go an' slhrcke a blow,'  he says, 'f'r y're counthry,,'he says.- 'Go',  he says| 'I'll stay, but you go,' he says.  'Thuy'ae nawthin' in sthayin' an' eye might  get holdiva tyrannical wath or pocketbook  down bey ant,'he says. Au' off wint th'  brave pathrite to do his jooty. He done it,  too. Whia Cousin George was pastin' th'  former hated Caatiles, who was it stood on  th'-shore shootin his- bow-an'-arrow into th'  sky but Aggynaldoo? Whin ,me frind  Gin'ral Merrit was ladin' a gallant'' charge  again blank cartredges, who was it ranged  his noble ar-army'iv pathrites behind him  f'r to see thatno wan attack tod him fr'm  th' sea   but  Aggynaldoo ?   He  was a good  man thin���������a good .noisy man.':   i.:. ��������� ....-    ... ,.  c . . ' ,  "Tli' thrislbble was he didn't  know  whin  to knock off. He didn't hear th' th' wur-  rukvb:ill callin him to come in fr'm playin"  b\ll an' get down to business. Says me  Cousin George: 'Aggynaldso, me buck,'he  says, 'th' war is over,' he says, 'an' we've  settlec down to th' ol' game,'" he says.  'They're no more heroes. All iv thim has  gone to wurruck f'r th' magazines. They're  no more pathrites/ he says. 'They've got  ?obs as gov'nors or ar-re lookin' f'r thim or  anuy thing else,' he says. . 'All th' pram',  nint saviors iv their counthry,' he says,  'but mesilf,' ho says, 'is busy preparm' their  definse,' ho says. 'I have no definse,' he  says, 'but I'm where they can't reach me,'  he sez. 'Th' spoorc is all out iv th' job an' if  ye don't come in au' jine th' tllin' masses  iv wage wumrukers,' he says, "ye wont even  have th' credit iv bein' licked in a eloryous  vicktry,' he says. 'So to th' wood pile with  ye,' he say, 'f'r ye can't go on cillybratin' {  th' Foorth iv-July without bein' took up f'r  disordhly conduct,'he says.  'An' Aggynaldoo doesn't understand it.  An' he gathers his archery club ar-round  him an' says he: 'Fellow pathrites,'' he says,  'we've been betrayed,' ho says. 'We're  been sold out without,'.he say, 'gettin' th"  usual commission,' he says. 'We're still  heroes,' he say, 'an' our pitchers is in th'  pa-papers,' .he says. 'Go in,' he says, 'an''  sthrike a blow at th' gay deceivers," he says.  'I'll sell ye'ro lives dear,' he says. An' th'  Archery club whit in. Th' pathrites wint  up again a band iv Kansas soj ers, that was  wanst heroes befure they larned th'  hay-foot-stkraw-foot, an' is now arnin' th'  wages iv a good harvest hand all th' year  ar-round an' 'd rather fight than ate th'  ar-rmy beef, an' ye know what happened.  Some iv th* poor divvlea iv heroes is liberated from th'' cares iv life, an' the r-restiv  thim is up in trees an' wishin' they was  home smokin' a good seegar with, mother.  "An' all this because Aggynaldoo didn't  hear th' whistle blow. He thought th  boom was still on in th' hero business. If  he'd come in ye'd be hearin' that James  Haitch Aggynaldoo had been appinted  foorth-class postmaster at Hootchy-Koot-  chy, but now th' nex' ye know iv him 11 be  on the blotter at th' polis station : 'James  Haitch Aggynaldoo, Alias Pompydoor Jim,  charged with carxyin' concealed weepins an'  raysistin' ,an' officer.5 Pathritism always  dies whia ye establish a polis foorce-'.' j  "Well," said Mr. Hennessy, "I'm kind  iv soniry f'r th' la-ads with th' bows-isu'-ar-  rows.   Maybe fcfcey think they're pathrites."  "Bivvle th' bit iv difference it makes  what they, think, so long as we don't think  so," said Mr. Dooley. '"It's what Father  Kelly calls a case iv mayhem et chew .'em.  That's Latin, -Hinnessy, an'it panes what's  wan man's food is another man's-pizen."  TREES  FKrtfIT and  OSUAMEN.TAIi  Bulbs, Roses, Hollies, Rhodoendrons, etc.,  for .-spring planting. Thousands growing on  my own grounds. Most complete stock in  the province.. New catalogue now ready.  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���Preparatiortof Soil for Grog,
Paper Bead at Comox 'Farmers'-
!   :
The plant in growing obtains its, chief nu-
���ftritnent from the soil; therefore we must
-prepare the soil ia such a manner that the
r-roota, through which .the flant is fed, may
.penetrate it aud assimilate the .ingredients
.necessary to the plant's growth.
Air, moisture and food,  are < essential' to
'the thrifty growth of plants.   ' ,Jf air.is ex-.
eluded from the soil most plants soon   per-
II  ish. . If moisture is   deficient   tho   growth
will be stunted, as will likewise be.the cave
if there is a lack of food.     I shall leave   to
. others the task of describing  the. kind   of
s.'food necessary to the gcod growth of grains,"
��� 'vegetables and fruit tro^p, and the best man,
ner of furnishing to the soil the  ingredient?.
r| that may be lackiag, to occupy myself with;
Y the subject of the immediate preparation  of;
soil for planting.
Before the soil is ready ,for  planting,"  it
' must be turned over,   to   give   additional.
, plant food; pulverized, so that the air   and.'
- moisture may reach the roots, and rendered^
mellow, so that the roots may  easily  pene'
''trate'it.    Hence, the prime   importance   of.
,the proper preparation of soil for planting.
;    The first thing to   be   considered   is the
- plowing or digging up of the land, by which
' the surface is turned over and with it. what--
ever bus bcea growing on it.    The   surface
,'soil, exhausted by  the .preceding   crop,   is'
X"' put under and fresh soil brought to the top.
This is one of the reasons for .plowing, and,'
to be effective, the furrows must'be run  to
-a depth of seven or eight inches.      Eurrow
,of three or four inches  in depth would give
no'addititional plant'food; the.gras3es   and'
weeds, instead of being buriedoo that by decomposing they .would   afford .nourishment
to the new plants, would remain so near the
���surface that they would- soou'begin to grow
agaiu and choke .them'.    Iu^sod-la^d, especi
ally, the furrow should not be more than 10
^.inches or so, wide���the  narrower  the   sodu
(the easier they will be broken.by   the  harrow, and the more quickly they will decoin
I also consider plowing as   a ' supplement,
-to drainage..  Wherever there is a  sag in a
field, unless it is well underdrained the  wa-
. ter will accumulate in it and delay the sowing of the whole -field���and the question   of
. early sowing is of vital importance to us on
1 account of our early fall rains.      Therefore,
the ground should-bc levelled .befora  plow-
sing.    To act as drains, the furrows   3hould
follow the inclination of the land.    If plowing is done across the inclination   the   surface water (of which we have a large   quantity to contend with) inst^id of  finding   an
.easy flow under the sod,   will  saturate   the
whole plowed surface, and even over-flow it
in many instances.    Experience teaches   ub
that a field well plowed  -.will   dry ��� quicker
'.than one which is   badly   plowed,    or    not
plowed at all.    I am speaking'hvjre of heavy
land wnich is apt to be saturated  with   wa
ter, for in light and porous   soil the s>urf .\ce
water will always drain soon enough.
After plowing the land should remain a
-few days without being touched, so as to allow the air to ..penetrate it; dry aud warm it;
to the same end, fall or winter plowed
land should be .cultivated or harrowed at
least three or four days before planting.
Shortly after plowing we lind that the water, which was saturating the ground,
' leaves the surface and-fiuda its way to the
bottom of the furrows.
Never, sow when the surface  is  eaturated
with water, and, especially,   never,   harrow
your grain in-when the ground is wet.  Harrowing to cover the seed being the last   cultivating we give the land for grain crop, the
soil should be left well crumbled   and   mel-
<low so that air and warmth may reach   the
.grain and make it germinate.    I��   the   land
is harrowed wet, it will not  pulverize,   the
surface will remain clogged, perhaps become
,aour, and wheu the dry weather aets in will
���bake���and we all know what kind   of   crop
we reap from baked ground.
���In crowing corn and  roots  we   cultivate
���jthe (ground again tand again .while ��he  cw>p,
is growing.. , And. why ?     To %eep the   soil
mellow so as to allow the capillarity' of  the
ground to heve full play and drc w the moisture.    In growing grain there  ds   no   after
cultivation,.hence the necessity   of   leaving
the soil mellow and well pulverized for it to
receive the seed.
G1LBB8B latfM
Read   Before   the   Comosr   Farmers'
Institute, March 23rd? 1897
As your Secretary has done me the honor
of requesting me to read a paper on the pro*
cess of cheese-making in the midland conn-
ties of England. I have much pleasure in
giving you my small experience ��.n the matter, experience gained partly by .observation
and partly from the personal experience of
the .wife of the farmer who had one of the
best dairies in our neighborhood.
Derbyshire, Cheshire,  Leicestershire, and
Staffordshire are all of them   more   or   less
dairying counties with rich and fertile farm
lands, well .watered and highly   cultivated,,
which would send to our  warehouses,  Midland Station, t-Derby,   on  an   average   from
1,500 to 2,000 tons a year.   .Some   of .this
cheese was. brought from the  factories,   of'
which there were about sixj but the most of
our trade.lay.amongst  the farmers   in   the
counties I have mentioned.     About the factory method-of making   cheese I cannot say
much, but,-I imagine it was made  on   much
the same principle as the homes-made article,
only of coupse on a much larger   seal ,   and
ihe labur lightened by the use "of machinery.'
On. th��'smaller farms,   the farmers' wives
made the cheese, but a good '4airyinaid was
always in great request, and could command
almost any wages.    , The appliances for the
���vork'were, a'few years ag��^, vory simple. A
large brass receptacle for - the  milk, i which
was cdlfcd the-oheese kettle; a small wood-
oii bidder to lay across the kettle  on which
ihe curd, was placed to  drain.     A   wooden
mould about 16 inches in'diameter  and   six
in depth with holes at the bottpm  to   allow
the whey to   escape���called   in Derbyshire
the vat.; then a tin of zinc baud  to be placed round the cheese while in $ie press, called the garth.; .plenty of   good strong cheese
cloth -and a :few   small   wooden   pegs ; the
cheese press, -and a room with boarded floor
(kept at an even temperature) in  which   to
ripen the oheese.
The milk-"from 15 to  20  cows   would   be
sumcient to make an   average   Derbyshire
cheese, that is, five to the hundred   weight,
as they reckon about a   gallon   of   milk   to
one pound, of cheese, but this of  course   depends upop. the quality   of   the   milk.    As
soon as the.milk is brought from the cows it
is emptiedauto the brass kettle, about   one
egg cup full of rennet is added   to   it   aud
stirred gently for   two   or   three   minutes,
then allowed to   stand   from   one   to   two
hours.    J. once hear el a  farmer's   wife   suggest, that-if the milk did not turn   in   that
time, a bcttle of warm   water, placed in the
middle would greatly facilitate the process.
We will suppose that   now the kettle is full
of a creamy, quivering, delicate curd, which
the dairymaid breaks up with her hands into small, snowy, floating fragments,  which,
allowed to stand a few  minutes will sink to
the .bottom of the kettle, and   some   of   the
whey may be drawn off now, and with   the
assistance of a smali wooden  bowl  held   iu
the hand the curd is  gently  collected   into
one mass which is placed in the  cheeso   vat
previously lined with a good sized  piece   of
cloth.    The cloth is folded tightly   over the
curd, a board placed on the top, and   sometimes the cheese-maker kdeels on the board
and presses out the whey, or weights can b~
use.d for the same puepose,   and in that ease
let them remain oa for -about   20   mitiutea.
Take a sharp knife and pare the nurd, place
the pairings on the top, fold   tightly   again
and press.    (Continue   this   three   or  four
times until the curd seems-dry.)   Now empty the curd on the board,   cut into quarters
and break up   into   very   small   pieces���in
some farm houses they use a curd   grinder.
���   Place the curd again in the yat, fold as before and press and until the whey ceaRes   to
drop from it.    Pare for the last  time,  turn
the cheese upside down,   put the parings on
the top and the garth around it,   and   then
place i,t in the press until  night.    , Take   it
out, turn it, prick it - about 20 times with a
small wooden peg and leave it in,  the press
until morning.    Rub salt well all  over   it,
and salt .every morning for four pr five days
���turnics: it each day.    Wash it  in   warm
water, dry wed with a cloth,   place   ou   a
wooden floor and turn every morning. Some
people mix a little salt in the curd.
All farmers in our neighborhood put up
whey in large tubs; and skimming the cream
off after 24 hours would make extremely
good butter.
��� "With the advent of   machinery   vanishes
the white armed goddess of the; churn   and
cheese tub.    The pretty  picture   of   Hetty
Payne in the dim, cool dairy, skimming the
yellow cream or moulding tho   golden   but
ter with fair deft fingers, are things   ot' the-'
past, and no doubt some of these   scientific
butter and cheese-makers will tell you that
what we lose in poetry   and   old-word   romance we gain in flavor and quality.    Alas,
"sic transit gloria mundi."
WHY Wear Fit-reform Clothes ?
jfyou are economical, because they are. moderate; in price..
If you are particular about your appearance,, becajj.se Fit-Reform is fashionably correct
If you want to See Exactly How a made-to-order suit-affects
your appearence before you buy it, only Fit-Reform can give,- ypu
that opportunity.
Fit-Reform clothes cost less than custom  tailor-made  or equal* quality,  because
they come direct from ihe makers to the wearers,  and a suit  equah'tp. Fit-Refcrnv
(which cost $2.50 to make by organized labor and modern , appliances^cpsts, the' cus-.,,
torn tailor $9.00 to make. " '
You who have worn high-grade tailor-made clothes, know values, ancfc may. conw ���
pare at will. , ' '
Fit-Reform contains' all those fashionable details in  style and material���ttipsg*
little niceties 61 fit and finish���which well-dressed men appreciate and demand.
Fit-Reform Clothes are made to compete with the best, cus-v
torn tailoring���at just one-half the,price.'
J. McKjm, Local Agerffc
You ask for contribution on the subject
- "What  can the Y.'s  do  to  improve  the
Children?" ���a very pertinent  inquiry.
One of our duties "asY's  is to  try  to
promote temperance in  others.   Such efforts   will be  far more successful  with
'children than with  adults.   Children "art;
more easily impressed���for evil as well
as for good. ,The 10  years of a child's
life, between 5 and  15,- determine very,
largely his character for  the future.    If
parents, and all adults who  have  to   do
with children,  only    convinced  of this,
��� what a differenca there would "be  in the
treatment uf children i ���
Might we hot hope to see at least as
great anxiety concerning the mental food,
and what we may call the food of character, as is shown concerning the food of
tlie body? -<Many a parent'and older
sister or brother would be greatly ashamed and very much worried if little' Johnnie or Sissy did not did not get any supper or wore a-soiled and torn garment.
But these people give scarcely a thought
as to whether Johnnie  has   proper ��� play-
it is, far easier to go downward, than to
rise. And there are so many young lives
ru-ned, largely, through the wa.pt of such
care as have been urged.
mates,  whether he, is guarded
opDortunities of learning evil from the
vile conversations of men who are drunk,
and the more degraded who indulge in
such language while sober, and who may
be seen loafing around road corners after
night fall and on Sundays. What a
strange valuation of things! How the
really important things that determine
whether the child is to live a useful and
good life or be a miserable failure, are
little thought of and comparatively tri-
val matters absorb the attention and
c.ire 1
You can never make up to a child for
the absence of kind 'and careful moral
training, the want of all the surroundings
that halp to make a good character.
Money can not do it. Money is as nothing- in comparison with a noble life. Nor
will the education of the schools and
colleges do. Of what use would the
finest education be to a person devoid of
good moral character? It would only
make him more dangerous to society.
What then can we, the Y's .members,
do to help the children? Very much.
We can help to make home pleasant for
them so that they' will grow up with the
belief that home is the best place on
earth, and that their sisters and brothers
and other stayers-at-home are their best
chums. Then they, will scorn the idea
of going to, places, where, to say the
least, they learn nothing ts their advantage, to have a good time.
We can foster in children a taste for
good reading. We can get the old folks,
and ptiiers in authority, to see that the
children have good companions, that
they are not out after night unless they
know where, and that that place is all
right for them. '/
In many other ways best known to
each of us we can make it easier for
children to attain that end so difficult to
reach���that of being good and useful
members of society.    I say  difficult, for
Many persons, especially his creditor
will, remember a certain  foreign  gentleman who took his departure from  Cum-r
berland two weeks ago.   Few  men have
the power, as that man possesses it, of
gethering    an  audience    to   whom   he
would narrate .his   most wonderful experiences.   He had traveled into, regions
heretofore untrodden   by a white man.
Gold and precious stones he had gather-'
ed.   The experiences of Louis de Rouge-
mont  were    even  inferior    to those of
Riegert.   Many years ago  this  wonderful man left France  where, to relate his
story, he left in the "banks gold and silver,
consols and other documents of marked'
value.   Just before he left he had, so he
said, received   advice   that his  money'
and valuables would, be here very very
soon.   In fact, he  had  arranged  with a 1
provincial bank for the exchange. ������
He is gone and  his powers  of doing
things out of the ordinary have also gone
and are in evidence elsewhere. We
have heard that he ' has passed cheques
among our American cousins in Seattle
and Tacoma. The only trouble abont
these cheques is> the want of funds to
meet them, therefore they were protested. '
fiarrtuEJ, J. Pierey
Milk, Butter, Eggs,  aud Farm,
Produce supplied daily,.
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Esguimalt & taainio, Ry,
A newly discovered mineral which is of a
lustrous black color aud which   as ' a   fuel
surpasses coal and all other substances heretofore known, is described by   the   Journal
of Geology.    It is found on  the   island   of
Bwbadoea in the Lesser Antilles, where tha
natives call it   "manjak."   It   is   thought
that manjak is   petrified   petroleum,   great
quantities of petroleum being  found on the
same island.    It contains only 2 per cent of
water and fully 27 per cent o�� solid organic,
matter, thus surpassing in utility   the   best
asphalt of Trinidad, iu which 30 per cqnt of
water is  contained,   and   which   has   been
classed so.far as the very finest fuel.     Mixed with turf it  gives heat far   superior   to
any known.
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Steamship City of   Nanaimo will   sail ao,
follows, calling at way ports as freight and,
passengers may offer.
Leave Victoria for Nanaimo
Tuesday 7 a.tn^
Nanaimo for Comox,
Wednesday 7 a-m,
' '    Comox for Nanaimo
Friday ? a.m
' *   Nanaimo for Victoria,
Saturday 7 a.m.
FOB. Freight tickets   and State%
rooms apply on board,
Traffice Manager,,
Amendment to Clause Two of the Municipal Road Tax By-law 1S98.
The aforesaid tax shall be due and payable to the Collector for the Corporation of
the City of Cumberland, at his office within
the said Corporation, on and after the
second day of January 1899.
Read the first time the 30tb  da    of Jan.
H    " second "    <���'   13th     "   "  Feb.
"    "  third   "    '���*   27th      "   "    "
Reconsidered and finally passed 27th day
of Feb. 1S99.
City Clerk.
Callum, Proprietor.
smith and Carriage Maker.
Keeps a Large Stock
of Fire Arrns, Amunu
tion and Sporting
Goods "of all descriptions. ���*'��� ���'.;'
Cumberland,      B.  C,
Milk, Eggs,
I am prepared to deliver $fc\\y-
pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, &n,4
vegetables, in Union and Cumber-,
land, A share of patronage is
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f' ..J  *  *  *  J01  ARTHUR3  WARD. orthb  5  DETECTIVE'S JWlTI&HTER  By tha author of " A "WoBnan'a  Crime," "Th������ Missing  Diamond," etc.  , i He   looked at her with an admiration  ' that was almost homage.  "And you will tzive.up your own ven-  gcanco,  for the  sake   of Oliva   and   her  happiness?"'  -     Sho .laughed   oddly.    "Not at  all.,   I  enly defer it, to make  it  tho more com-  ,   pleto. ' Now, listen co what; I  propose to  do, and seo if you can  suggest anything  safer or hotter."  And   then   she   unfolded   a  plan that  . made Clarence Vaughan  start in amaze-  niunt,  but  which,   after it was fully revealed,    he   could   noc amend   nor condemn.    He   ci'.uld  seo no  other way   by  which all that they had aimed   ati could  bo accomplished.        - ������  ."Of course, the plan has its risks."  concluded the girl. "But we cuuld  try no' other scheme without incurring  the/sumo, or greater. And I believe that  I shall'noc fail.2'  "I wish ic were not necessary that  you should undergo so much; think  what if will be for you" gently.  ,"  "Oh,   for me "   indifferently;  " "Tshall be less of   a   spy, and mora of  tax actress���������that is all."  "ThrfQ -I shall s������eD tho defcecoives at  Wjirk?",.  ��������� "Immediately." '  .     "iJavo.' you   any further instructions,  any clue, to give them?'"'  "Nothing;- it is to be simply a re-  ' search. Meither must k'now to what  end- the information ia desired. Ic will  be better to employ your men from  cifftrdnt Agencies,, so shat one may noc  know of the other, or his business."  . "And is thei-o nothing more lean do?"  ' "Nothing, for the presant. When onc9  .������#po gee these men together, we shall all  have our .hands full. Then you can  help me, p^rhapsj  as I suggessed."  "Well,* sighing, and looking at his  watch,' ,cit's a strange business, and a  difficult, for a young girl Jiko you.  But we aro in your hands; you aro  worth a thousand .��������� ucli as L"  "Nonsense, "she said, nlincst, angrily.  *3Kien, Hbrupily, " When does Claire re-  torn to Baltimore?"  unutterable to Edward Percy. He would  have been glad to put a long span of  miles     lie'ween s     m������mora:a     ind  himself had he not felt that, with Cora  in the same house as his fair one, it were  more discreet to be on the ground, and  w .tell over his prey pretty closely. But  this man, who made love to every pretty  woman as a child ears bon bons, tho t sk  of wooing where his e.vb was not pleased,  his ear w;is not soothed, and his vanity  not in the least nattered, was intensely  wearisome.  CHAPTER XXVI.  NOT A HAD  DAY'S WOI1K. ���������  The first thing that Doctor Vaughan  did on returning from Bellair was to  seek an interview with Henry, the dark  servant of Lucia'n Davlih.  It was a mixed motive that had first  prompted Henry to espouse, tho cause of a  helpless, friendless girl; a motive enm  posed of one pars inward wrath, lonjj  nourished, against the hauyhty and over-  exacting Jjiician, and one part pity for  the young girl who, as his experienced  oyes told him, was noc such as wero the  women who had usually boon ontartaiii9i!  by his muster.  Ho had expected.to assist her to escape  from the place, to enjoy his master's chagrin, and to nee the matter end ' there.  But Madeline's illness had changed the  curront of events, and strengthened his  determination to stand her friend, if need  bo, more especially when Olive, pressing  upon him a generous gift, had signified  her wish that he shuuid continue in Mad  eline's service, &ho had added that when  ho chose too hVtvo his present master, sho  would  see .th������   he   fell  the.  was  tha  that  with  He started and fl'usnud under her gaz<>.  'I-���������I reaiiy don'K knew." t'    ,  ������������������'"���������Then*    as-  ������������������WHi'   to   know  The next day  ������������������following like  on   which   tiuy  slowly,    slowly,  th.ari   had been  my brother, I command  rsLrabouG Claire. Sfie id  say spnciai aharga to you.. And you arc  ������u.tell'her. from nit������, that I won't have  'Apt f;o'away."  "Then I must do all jinny power to  'detain her2 Your command will have  asorc! effect than all of ray prayers,"  .ha said, softly..  ;; "'Well, keep on reiterating my com-  xnauds and your prayers, then; by and  hj she won't be able to distinguish tho  ano from the other. What; time* is ir?"  Ho smiled at' the sudden chanco of  tone and subject-. "Half past nine,"  . Jbo said.  While tho words wero on Iris lips, Old  Hagar entered.  '' Clearly it was time to end the interview. Doctor Vatignan must be ready  for iho return iroin, which flew cityward soon, and Celine Baroque muse not  do too long absent, ifo ti.ero wero a  few words more about thoir plans, a fsw  courtjous sentences addressed ,to Hag u*  by Doctor Vaughan, and then tuoy'  separated  two  men  wero at work  sleuth   hounds tho trail  were*   put,    unraveling  the   webs   of   tho past  spun   by   tho  two  men  who were to be hunted down.  And now caina a time of comparative  dulness at Oakley. Even eveutfnl lives  do. not always paco onward to tne inspiring clang of trumpet and drum.  TLero is the bivouac and Clio time of  Test, even though sleeping upon their  amis, for all the bosts that were ever  marshalled-to   battle  Celine Leroque found lifo rather more  tlruary than she had expected during  Shese days of inaction. Af.cr all, it is  easier to be bravo than to be patient. So,  in. spite of her courage and her self-sacrifice, sbo was restless and unhappy.  And she was not alone in her xestloss-  wess. It is curious to note what diverse  CffU5.es produco tho same effects. Cora  Arthur was rostless, very restless. Tho  fr~uU of her labor was in her hands, tut  It was vapid, tasteless, and unsatisfying.  "What her toul clamored for, was tbo  opera, the contact of kiudrod spirits,  the rush and whirl, tho smoke and champagne, aud giddiness of. tho city; the  eard-won cold, and painted Tolly that  tnado the be-all and the end-all of life to  ������aoh as she.  She did not loso sight oft ho usefulness  ������he trusted to find iu Celine Leroque,  however. During these d^ys of ennui  n,xnl quietude, tho two came to a very  good understand! g; not all at ouce,  and not at iill definite. Only.by decree?,  Ciora .became convinced that Colino Leroque cnerished a very laudable contempt for her would-be-giriisli mistress,  and that she was ! ccoming rather weary  in her service- Once, indeed, tho girl  ftad saidr as if unable to restrain herself,  and whilo dressing Mrs. Cora's yellow  Hair���������a task which sho professed to do-  light in:���������  "Ah I madame, if only 11 ws? you who  were my mistress 1 It is t% rtfea.-uro to  dress a beautiful mistress, buc to.be  constantly at war against nature, to  make an old ono young���������laugh! it is  . Jabor."  And Cora had been much amused and  Rad held out suggestions that, in case of  any rupturo bo twos n mistress and maid,  *he latter should apply to her.  But if existence was a pain to Celine*,  and a weariness to Cora, ic was   anguish  into no worse  hands, for so long as the girl remained  under that shelter ' Olive felt that tho  man must bo their servant, nob Uavlin's.  And, to do him justice, Henry- had long  since bocome truly attached to the two  ladies. "     .  He lost no   timo in   responding to  summons of  Doctor    Vaughan, and  nager to   know   of   tlie   w������lfaro  of  .'"young lady" and Mrs.  Girard.     Doctor  Vaughan satisfied him on this' point aud  thon said:  -"I am authorized 07   Miss   Payne  to  see you, and ask some questions that sho  thinks   you   may   be   able   to    answer.  First,    tnen,"   said   the   doctor,    in   his  kindly manner, "how long have you btvn  with your present master"  "Nearly throe* years, sir."  "And how long has tha  woman.whom  ho calls Cora been known to you?"  "She has.bsen-  known , to me all  time, sir," replied Henry.  " You first saw her  in ' company  Davlin?"  "No, sir; she came to his rooms when  Iliad been there buc-a few days, and ordered mo about like a countess. I didn't  know the ropes than, ��������� ug she made me  know my duty soon enough," dryly.    ,  "Evidently, then, she and  your master  were friends of   long   standing, even   at  that time?"  "Yes,  sir."  "You used to hoar thom talk oftsn, I  snppose?"  "I used to hear parts of their talks.  They seemed not to care to havo even so  much of a machine as 1, hear them at all  times."  "Now, will yon try and recall some of  thoso fragments of talk? Think if you  heard them speak of their travels, together or separately: and if you can recall the names of any persons or places  they have mentioned."  Henry pondered.    "I think,"   ho said,  aftera time, "that they havo boen in En-  rope together.     In fact, 1 am  sure of it."  Doctor Vaughan started. "Oh! that is  to the point. You don't recall any time  mentioned? '  "No sir. They used to talk of luck  with the cards, and sometimes spoke of  operas nr plays, and almost disagreed.  Sometimes I would hoar him describing  men to her, and she seemed to bo getting  ready for a part in some 'game' that he  was trying to ulay."  "Very likely."  "Once 1 heard them having high words  about some old man that she* had been  flcp.cing, and he said that sho had carried  the thing too far; and that if Fhe did not  keep out of thn old man's way, she misrht  get into trouble. I heard tho name,"  putting a forefinger to his forehead and  winkling his brews; "it was���������was���������  Ve:-.������g-5; 'Old Veracto,'   sho   called him."  * V.>r������.?o!"  "That was the narao; I am   sure, sir."  ClcU**jiioe took out a aoto-book, and  made an entry.  "When did this conversation take  place?" lie askorf.  "Not more than two months beforo  the young lady wa=    brought   there,   sir.  "Ah!" Evidently a fresh glimmer of  light had been thrown on the subject.  "And you hoard nothing rnoro about this  old man?"  "No, sir. I think nho must havo gone  away   from town at that   time, for I   did  not see her again, until " here Henry  seemed to catch at sonic now thought  "Until when" asked Doctor Vaughan,  with some eagerness.  "Tho day before tha young lady came,"  said Henry, in a low tone, and moving a  stop nearer the doctor. "Madame Cora  came clashing up in a close carriage, and  sho wore a heavy veil. I noticed that because she was rather fond of displ lying  her face and hair, and 1 hardly ever saw  her wear anything that would hide them.  Sho came upstairs and ordored me to  send a talogram, which she had already  written, to my m aster*. I sent it, and she  stayed there all day. Sho sent me out for  hor meals, and I served them in tho  largo room. She spent the most of her  timo in walking up and down���������that was  her way when she was worried or angry  ���������and looking out between the curtains.  My master answered tho telegram, but  when the midnight train came in, a man  who went down in the country with him,  a sort of tool and hanger on of his, came  to me while 1 was waiting below, and  told me to tell Mistress Cora that, the  train was a few minutes late. "  "Stop a moment. This man, who was  Davlin's companion���������what was his  name?"  "I never heard him called anything  but 'The Professor.* "  "Tha     Professor!    And    how   did   he  look?" making another entry in tho notebook.  "Ho war, a  middle-aged   man, ������ir,  not  They   have h id a  lately; something  so tall as master, rather square ?n the  shoulders, and stout built. He wore no  beard, and was always sruokine a pipe  " Very good,''writing rapidly. "Now,  then, let us return to the lady."  '���������Well, sir. she was very impatient nn-  till my master came, and then they h;i������.l  a long talk. I heard him speak of the old  man Verage again, and she seemed a little afraid, or annoyed, I don't know  'which. Then he seemed to be teliing her  of some new scheme, and there was a  great deal of planning and some chaffing  about her going into tho country. Jnscat daybreak they sonfc mo for a carriaga,  and she went awa-' in it, closely veilen as  before He told hor he would join her  without fail. I have nob seen her sinca.  That same morning ha brought Che boau-  tiful young lady to his room's, anil.'  smiling so as to show all his while teeth,  "I think you know all tho rest, sir."  Clarence nodded and then appeared lost  in thought. Finally, he lifted his head  from the hand that had supported it,  and said:  "Sinco your  master   has   returned   to  town, how does he employ his timo?"  "Very much as usual." '  "And that is in "  "Gaming." ' .'  "Is it true, Honry, that the room below your master's apartments is fitted  up for private gambling?" !  Henry stirred uneasily, and looked his  answer.  ' Doctor Vaughan smiled. ''I see how it  is," he said. "Well, then, this man, the  Proftissor, do you seo much of him of  late?" '   .  "A great   dcal.~sir; ho   is   very   often  with my  master at his   rooms,  but  r.iiuy  never ro out together,  great deal of   privacy  new is afoot."  "The man is a sort of decoy-duck, I  fancy?"  ,   "Yes; what the gamblers call a capper,  a roper in."  . "Well, Honry. I think I won't detain  you longer now. Take this," putting  into his hand a twwnty dollar hill, "ami  keL'p your eyes and oars open.' If your  master leaves town, observe if the Pro  fessor disappears at tho same time "  Henry oxnressed'his .gratitude and his  entire willingness to keep an eyo upon  the doings of Mr. Davlin and the Professor, , and bowed himself out, muttering as ho went: "Thoy will make it  lively for my fine mastor beforo very  long, and I think T am on the sido that  will win."  Meantime, Clarence Vaughan,quick in  thought and action, was hurrying on his  gloves preparatory to a sally forth on a  now mission. Henry had given him a  hint that might turn out of much yalue,  for among the patients then on tho youn^  doctor's visiting list, was one Verage,  old, ugly, and fabulously rich.  First of all, Clarence Vaughan called  at the Agency which had been decided  upon as the best one to entrust with tho  investigation relative to Mr. Edward  Percy. Ho gave his man no clue to the  present whereabouts of his subject, bur.  set him back ten years or more, sending  him to visit the scants of school episode,  and bidding him trace the ' life of the  man, with the aid of such clues as "ho  thought best to give, up to that rime.  Next, he 'visited another Agency, and  placed a man upon the track of Lucian  Davlin.  Then he callod a carriage and drove  straight to tho residence of old Samuel  Verage. Ic was early in the day for a professional visit or. for a visit of any kind.  Nevertheless, Doctor Vaughan was admitted without delay, to the presence of  the master of tho house.  Old Samuel Verace sat in his largo,  softly-cushioned armchair, in a gorgeously flowered dressing gown.  He was glowering over the dainty  dishes which had lately contained a  bountiful breakfast. Evidently ho fancied  that the doctor had called in anticipation of a serious morning attack, or to  choke off his too greedy appetite; for he  chuckled maliciously as Clarence entered  the room, and greeted him wicb:  "Oh! You thought you were ahead cf  me this time, didn't you? I say, now,  did you think I would be worse this  morning?"'  Clarpnco survpyed his iiaticnt with considerable amusement.  "Yon won't suffer from a hearty  breakfast. It is the supper that you must  look out for. But my call this morning  was, in part, to inquiro about a lady."  "About a lady! Of course, of course:  go ahead ; who is she?"  "That's precisely what I want to know.  The fact is, my business is rather peculiar, and delicate"  The old man rubbed vhis hands gleefully. "Good! very good I A mystery  about a woman! Come, out with it;  don't be backward."  "Very well: the woman that I want to  inquire about has bean known as Cora  Weston."  Old Verage fairly bounced out of his  scat as he .\ el led: "Cora Weston! Wlicie  is she? What do you know about her?"  "Not quite enough, or 1 should not  have ventured to inquiro cf you," said  Clarence, calmly.  Old Verage tumbled into his chair  again. "Then you don't know whore she  is?" sharply.  "What could you do if I put her in  your power?"  "Lock her up in jail, if I wanted to,"  fiercely.  Little by little Clarence Vaughan extracted from the old man the details of  the plausible scheme by which Davlin  and Cora had succeeded in transferring a  very considerable - amount of cash from  his pockets to their own. 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These cetaceans, like tho  fish they prey on, are most uncertain in  their movements, at ono time playing  b>' the week in our very harbors, at others staying a whole month fai from the  coast. An economic and reliable method  of obtaining a rogular supply of porpoises from our seas would be worth a  fortune.  At present their capture ia no ruoro  than accidental. Porpoises are known to  venture into salmon estuaries during  spring flood tides, returning to salt water with the ebb, and, as an improvement on the present casual supply sys-  lern, strong rope nets might be cast at  the mouths of these estuario3 to intercept the invaders as they leave. Probably, however, the ultimate solution  will be found in the rifle and some particular cartridge, preferably fronted with  soft hollow lead to flatten in the creature's ribe. It may bo that even with a  fatal bullet tho difficulty is not ended,  tor it lias not yet been shown whether,  when fatally hit, the porpoise sinks or  floats.���������London Spectator.  Mr. Webster, beautifully dressed, stepped forward. His great eyes looked,  as I shall always think, straight at me.  I pulled off my hat; James pulled off  his. We both became as cold as ice and  as respectful as Indian coolies. I saw  James turn pale; ho said I was Jivid.  And when the great creature began that  most beautiful exordium, our scorn  turned to deepest admiration, from an  abject contempt to belief and approbation."  Stranse Tnmteji.  One day while at Versailles during  tho French war Lord Odo Russell woub  to call on Bismarck, .bub found him  closeted with Count Harry Arnim, who  was kn'owu as tho "Ape," from his fantastical ways. Before long Arnim came  out, fanning himself with his handkerchief and looking as if about to choke.  "Well," he gasped, "I cannot understand how Bismarck can bear that���������  smoking the strongest Havanas in a  stuffy little room. I had to beg him to  open tho window."  When Russell entered the room, lie  found the chancellor fanning himself  beside an open casomenfc. "What strange  tastes some people have!" he exclaimed.  "Arnim has just been with me, and he  was so overpoweringly perfumed that I  had to open the window."  (To  Be Continued.)  Thf>  plPHSHiitPst   things in the wot  ���������re pipa*vi.nt. thoughts,   and the grPfl*-  ���������rt   in  life is i?o have as many of fch-  a3 possihln.  Webster  Cowed   Tlierau  William Wetmoro Story, the sculptor  and poet, was cue of the few men who  presumed to call Lowcil "Jim" to the  end, and Miss Mary E Phillips, in her  "Reminiscences of William Wetmoro  Story," tells, in Story's own words to  her, the following tale of the two young  men: "James Lowell and I were very  angry with Webster for staying in old  Tyler's cabinet, aud as he was to speak  in Faneuii hall on the evening of the  SOth of September, 1842, we determined  to go in (from the Harvard Law school)  and hoot at him and show him that  he had incurred our displeasure. There  were 8.000 people there, and we felt  sure that they would hoot with us,  young as we were.  "But wo reckoned without cur host.  Don't Worry Abont the Editor.  The editor has a charter from the  ���������tato to act as doormat for the 'comma-,  nity. He will get the paper out somehow find stand up for the town and  whoop it up for you when you run for  office and lie about your big footed son  when he gets a ������4 a week job and weep  over your shriveled soul when it is released from its grasping body and smile  at your wife's second marriage. Don't  worry about the editor; he'll get along.  The Lord only knows how���������but somehow.���������Exchange.  Tate.  "Tho die is cast!" he hissed.  No wonder he was sore. Ho had ordered  it drop forged.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  The .Recruit.  E������ goes to war with cheerful air  (Ho leaves behind a vrifo);  Ee'd rather risk the jaws of death  Than facs the jaws o* life.  v     ���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  *A  i  a  u  1  if]  i  J I  I  in ���������  111;'  V  rl  lei \  ('  i'A  i  IP  /  \  ,.*  i  i  !  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Confidence and Rrforni.  The real battle of reform . !��������� alwayn  fought but on the field of the mind and  soul of tbe, individual. The contestants  ore conscience on the one side and some  more or less refined form of self-indulgence on the o!>ber. Ihe eelf-indulgence  may be anything from actual pandering  to n vicious appetite to dislike to do a  conspicuous and unusual thing. The first  nfcage of reform is the awakanlng of conscience, which always .follows the perception of wrong conditions. Conscience  'thus awakened imperatively demands  that something must be done What?  The attempt to answer that question is  In tbe second stage.' Solf indulgence enlists Ingenuity on' its side, and there follows a series of attempts to stifle or satisfy conscience, by paliatives or compromises, attempts to perform the impossible  foot of serving God and mammon, but  the history of the world has yet to show  tho first instance of tho success of suoh  attempts 'lbe human conscience one*  arousjd by a vision of wrong will never  be auiefi aaain till that wrong is abolished; utterly and finally. /  The temperance question is   to-day   In  the' second of these stages.      The   moral  , Iniquity and tho economic idiocy iof   allowing things to go on as they aro   have  become evident, and conscience is demanding a change.     Interest   and   self-indulgence are   misleading   many    good   and  honest people by the suggestion of plausible compromises which shall enable   the  drinker to drink and the   seller   to   sell,  and shall yet; somehow or other, prevent  any   harm   from   resulting.    The   air is  full of plans; license high   and   low, th������  Gothenburg   system   and' its   American  cousin, nationalization, and the rest,   all  of them attempt to legislate in such wise  that two and two shall   make   three.    A  great many people, whose entire   honesty  and good faith'.we would ne the very last  to question, aro   being   misled   by   the&a  ingenious attempts to satisfy   conscience  by^ specious argument  and empty   promise,    The ultimate collapso   of   all   these  schemes cannot be for an instant doubted.  This question is a   moral   and . economio  question of tha first rank. It is open.    It  ean never be closed till it is closed r right  ���������> ������������������������_ '  Why Ho Hustled.  Thompson���������You look pale and thin,  Johnson. Why will you peraiHt in killing  yourself working night and day such  weather as this? , '     '  Johnson���������I am trying to earn money  enough to pay the expengn of a week's rest  in the country.���������New York Weekly.  Unconscious Sarcasm.  The floorwalker bowed affably.  "Take tho elevator, madam," he urged.  "Don't-get sarcastic!" protested tho  shoplifter, with asperity. i.  Thrusting a brass bedstead into her  pocket, she turned away with ������ withering  look.���������Detroit Journal.  Vcfretn-rian Crocodiles.  A report by George Hoare, ono of the  officials of the Eritish Central Africa*  protectorate, summarized in tho local  gazette, contains some curious details  of tho crocodiles of Lake Chiuta. They  would seem to be strict vegetarians, for  not only havo they never been known  to attack tbe men fishing in the lake,  but thoir tracks wore shown by the  natives to th.8 writer at adistanco of  several miles from its shores, whence  they are said to travel overland in  search cf roots. This is contrary to the  habits' of all known species of crocodiles, which are, in the first place,  purely carnivorous, aud, in  the second,  ; eo helpless on land from their inability  to turn, except' in a large circle, that  they never loavo the immediate vicinity  of their watery or muddy home. Efforts  will  accordingly be  made to obtain  a  'specimen of this abnormal type of the  formidable amphibian.���������London Tablet.  Minaif sliiiiiMiii fir RlnaUsm.  ART PAINS  The Heart and Nerves are Often Affected  and Cause Prostration of tlie  Entire  iysum.  MERRY  MOMENTS.  -     Onr Worst Affliction.  Oh, the man who tells his troubles  Now appears upon tho suene,  And each grief lie more than doubles  By his melancholy mien,  For lie sighs  With surprise ���������  ",    , .    As his talent he applies  ' To destroy ho'ia'a glittering bubbles  Which were floating so serene  'As he'drops into a chair       '   _ ������  . And exclaims i:i blank despair,  '     "  .    "Grciil Scott,  Ain't it hot?" *   ���������  When at last you arc forgetting  ���������".. How.the perspiration-glides,-"  '���������In ho comes,- your mood upsetting  Like a freight train which collides,  And his gleorn        ���������'   ,  Fills the room  With the sadness of a tomb  When he howls all iiaregrotting  As your patience he dcridos,  And he's hardly said "Farewell"  Ere another comes to yell,  "Great Scott,  Ain't it hot?"  AKlng-ston Lady Testifies to Her Experience in.the Use of Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  Tlie Unattainable.  She looked at him. with soulful, pensive eyes.  "In what,5' she asked, "do you think  true earthly happiness, if it existed,  would consist:"  Ho gave the question careful consideration before he answered.  "In having weather that would enable ono to wear an overcoat in summer  and a crash suit in winter. "���������Washington Star.  Uncanny JotvcI Box.   '  The native Audamaneso women have  a curious custom. "Vv'ben one of thorn  bcoraes a widow, she prepares the skull  of her deceased husband and carries it  about suspended at her side. There it  answers the purposo of a treasure box,  in which she places her jewels, her  money and other valuable possessions,  eo far as space will allow.  ' ^ People who suffer from any disease or  disorder of the heart nervous system,  such as Palpitation, Skip Beats, Smother-  inqfor Sinking-Sensations, Sleeplessness, -  ���������Weakness, Pain in the Head, etc., cannot afford to' waste time trying various  remedies, which have nothing- more to  back up their claims than the bold assertions of their proprietors.  These diseases arc too serious to permit of your experimenting with untried  remedies. When you buy Milburn's  Heart and "Nerve Pills,' you kno��������� you  have-behind them-the testimony of tnous- "  finds of Canadians who have been cured  by their use. One of these is Mrs.' A.  W. Irish, 92 Queen Street, Kingston,  Ont., who writes as follows :  " I have suffered for some years with  a smothering- sensation caused by heart  disease. The severity of the pains in  my heart caused me much suffering. I  was also very nervous, and my whole  system was run down and debilitated.  "Hearing of Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills being a specific for these  troubles, I thought I would try them, and  therefore gx>t a box at McLeod's Drug-  Store.;  "Theyafforded me great relief, having  toned up my system and removed the  distressing symptoms from which Isuf-  fered. I can heartily recommend these  wonderful pills to 'all sufferers from  heart trouble."  Laxa-Liver   Pills euro  Biliousness,    Dyspepsia and Constipation.    Every piil perfect.  Jf  407   MAIN    ST.,    WINNIPEG,  Next door to I?. O.  ST. VITUS DANCE.  A TROUBLE THAT CAUSES ITS VICTIMS  MUCH INCONVENIENCE.  Winf ed Schofield, of  Gafpereau, N. S., Tells  How He   Obtained   a   Speedy  and  Permanent   Cure.  From the Acadicn, Wolfville, N. S.  The many cases brought to his notice  of residents in this vicinity being cured  from physical   disorders  -through  the  agency   of   Dr. "Williams'   Pink  Pills,  have created in the mind of the Acadien  representative a   sincere belief in .the  healing powers  of   this remedy.    Yet  withal he was a  little   incredulous the  other day when- told of   a  young man  who had been cured of a very   serious  and  deplorable; disease by  the  use of  only some  two   boxes   of   these little  miracle workers..   It seemed impossible  that such a remarkable healing could  be wrought even ny Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills in such short order.    Accordingly  he was  possessed of a strong desire to  investigate.    Mr. Winfred Schofield, of  Guspereau; was the address given us by  our informant, and  were  not  long  in  hunting.him up.    We found Mr. Scho  field to be a bright, young man of about  twenty years of age and of more than  ordinary  intelligence.    His air of candor and straightforwardness dispelled  any doubts wre   may have had.    In a  very few words he stated to us his case.  "Two   years ago,"   he   said. "I was  taken   with   an  attack,   of   St.   Vitus  Dance.    Sometimes   when   at work  I  found that my fingers would all at once  straighten out and   I   would   be  compelled to drop anything I was holding.  One ,day I was   using; an axe wheu  seized with one of these  attacks.    The  axe slipped from my hands and in falling struck my foot and gave  it a nasty  cut.    Aftet that yon can depend  upon  it I left axes alone, and it was .not long  before I had to  give up xising any kind  of  tool.    My  complaint  rapidly grew  worse and I was soon  unfitted for  any  sort of work.-   Everything possible was  tried by me in order to get relief, but I  got no'better.   At.last<one day a neighbor of mine,   Mr. Fred Fielding, who  had been cured by the use of Dr. Wil ���������  liarns' Pink .Pills," advised  me  to give  them a trial, offering to pay  for  them'  himself if they  did  not  help me.    As  ifc turned out-   he   was safe enough in  making jthe offer.    I followed his advice, but   had # scarcely   begun - to  use  them   when ,1   began, to feel   better.  After using two boxes I was  perfectly  cured and. have   never   been  troubled  with the complaint since.    I  am   confident that to Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills  alone I owe my cure.  -' * p      ���������!  -  - Dr. Williams' Pink Pills create new  blood, build up' the .nerves, and thus  drive "disease from the system. In hundreds of' cases they have cured after.all  other medicines have .failed, thus establishing, the claim that they area marvel  among the triumphs of modern medical  science. The genuine Pink ��������� Pills are  sold only in boxes, bearing the full'  trade mart "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People." Protect yourself from  imposition by refusing any ��������� pill that  does not1 bear the registered trade mark  around the box. If' in doubt* send direct to Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont., and they will be  mailed to you post paid at 50c a box,  or six boxes for ������2.50  One  Woman  Less.  Mr. Grufileigh���������After all, there -is  one good thing about marrying.  Miss Gush���������Indeed! What is it?  Mr. Gruffieigh���������If a man does not do  himself any good when he marries, he  at least saves some other poor devil  from getting into trouble.���������Town Topics.  Sores  Healed.  Nothing- like B.B.B. for healing'  sores, and ulcers, no matter how  large or how chronic they may be.  B. B. B. applied externally and  taken internally according- to direc-'  tions will soon effect a cure. It  sends rich, pure blood to the part,  so that healthy flesh soon takes the  , place of the decaying1 tissue.  " I had been troubled with ������ore  fingers and sore toes around the nails.  The salve I was using- did riot help me  and I was getting worse. I was advised  to try Burdock Blood Bitters, and after  using nearly two bottles my sores were  t^B^i Burdock  wonderful'      blood W%9*%+* J'  purifier."  ENOCH -OIOOU ,  G. HORST,Bloom- DBJ-I^.���������  ingdale, Ont. Dl L L������*l ���������������  Twi ns :  M>  PURITY  A3ND  QUALITY.  ���������ft**  And   these  are the   thing?   thet "at������-  ALWAYS present in OUR GOODS an2  in nothing are they more evident thaa  in. our      ��������� '   <~  ���������^Thite Star  Health Coffey  AND  White Star  Baking Powder  THE DYSON GIBSON CGu  Keen Miiiard's Liniment in tlie House.  General Insurance Agent.  FIKK Companies Represented:  '  Qoebf c Fire Assurance Co.  Royal Insurance Co.  Sun Insurance Office  Union Assurance Society  A11 classes of Insurances transacted and  promptly and satisfactorily settled.  GRAIN & COMMISSION  IEBCHAB;  GRAIN, EXCHANGE, WINNIPEG.!   -.  All kinds of Grain bought and sold.   Liberal advances on coiistetiuK'iils.   Prompt returns.  Al?T������wl       Unnti    "*  feeud Samples:  Write or wire for Prices, Box  574.  W. N. U.  197  CHRYSANTHEMUMS - .  ROSES ��������� CARNATIONS  CUT FLOWERS  I1*T   SEASON'  AT H. E. PHILPOTT  Greenhouses ���������' *  '   '  336 Portage Avcunc, WINNIPEG.  fk/% T^Xr^lbrWiiry*, >tfc -^^^fe^^%^^^^  <+r%+*Sln*"������4b.1������'1>Sp  The  Crematory Closet  -���������>  ������**.������& d-<:������.c^.     '       -a.������^.:^������*������:.'">:*!*.:2*>:>!.'*4  Awarded DipSo'iiti** at Toron-   ^  to;   liom2on'and Orlior \9  Exhil/i&ioiis, 1S08. ; M~'  a*  ft  IS ALREADY REVOLUTIONIZING THE  SANITARY CONDITION OP  THE COUNTRY.  (O  Is' adapted to Private Rcsidcncos, Public Buildings, Hotels, School Mouses 'and Summer Resorts, Can be p'acedrin attic.or cellar, bath room or outside kitchen; or in.  any place where there is a flue or chimney. The price being low pieces it within,  reach of all.  , A post card will secure Illustrated Pamphlet.    Address v \  THE ODORLESS CREMATORY CLOSET and ,1  GENERAL HEATIiSG CO., LIMITED, Hamilton, Ontario."  fly**^ ^..<* /���������, A A ������   ������iA A   M  **^**u*k.*L*m***nm* ^L^kJ^k^^^Am^^^i.i0k^K^^m^i^.'*4^^i~,  Power French ships pass through the  Y,uez canal than German, Italian or  ���������von Dutch.  Mmaif s Liniment tbe bast hair restorer.  Household Snfes, small  size,  Household Safes, large size,  - $12.00  - :;o.oo  Both  Just, ilie thing for n Christmas present  useful and ornamental.  Merchants'- Safes, all sizes find prices; on  e Py terms or ensh. Come imd st*e rliom or  write for quotations. Special prices duiing  November and December  Natural Deduction.  "Confound it, sir! Do yon think ray  feet were mado for a fool to walk on?','  exclaimed, the angry mr.ii to tbe fellow  who had etepped on his corn.  "Yes. That was what I supposed,"  replied the stranger. ��������� Yonkers Statesman.    TO CUKE A GOLD IN OIfI3 DAT.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.   All  druggists refund the money if it fails to cure  25c  OVRIL.  Is^pure heef cooied, ready" for use, and ���������  in the most '       ' -"-  CONDENSED FORM.        ���������  Not a  mere  extract   or   essence      Ri*  strengthens both body and brain  Prepared by  BOYHL,'Limited,  ��������� L6NDQN,-ENGLAND  Canadian' Brahchx���������        ���������  2 7 PETEK  strwwtV-' :-"'5  ^y/������VttWW^*WiWiMW.^^^  ilK.  W&*WAAfi*/>**Af*W!^^  Every woman is as  bors re-member she is.  old as the neigh-  Earn this valuable Watch, Chain and Charm by selling twenty To*p*������S  Scarf Pins, at-15 cents each. Send your address and we forward the  Pins and our Premium List, postpaid. No money required. Theie Pins  will almo t .-ell themselves, for the Topaz has all the briHiance of t!is best  diamonds, and has never before been off red at anything like this price. The  Watch is neat in appearance, thoroughly well made, and .folly guaranteed.  Unsold Pins may be returned.    Mention this paper when writing.  ,.������ ,.":  THE GEM PIN CO., Freehold Bufidlng, Trronto, Gnt  Wfinarj's LiuiuifiDt Cures LafrrtDnfi.     ^wwvwv^^  Last year with my Famous  JmV  iill  KNOWN THE WORLD OVER.  To men suffering from any "Weakness, Rheumatism,  Tarieoeele, Nervousness, efce., send for my book which  is Sent Sealed Free. It tells how I can cure the  most- stubborn cases without the use of Drugs.  Call and consult me Free���������or if you do not live  near enough write for the book to-day.    Address  DR. D. T. SANDE  132 St. James Street,    *      Montreal. z^j.-.. - ���������  ,J    _���������   -,!.,.  _������ J.      J  /���������^hue 'i^cews-  4sss=  Mapy'E- Bissett Editor.  ""'No Ac vertlsment inserted for less than  '   so cents.       " ���������������������������-~  -   Persons  facing-to get T.HE Nsy/S  re--  ' -gularly should no������fy the Qfescs. -  :  'Perscis .having any business witt* T'iE  xw$\yw i>le������se .-������" at the of������qe or  'jar Advertisere -srlxo want tb-eir ad  fffc&viffcti,'' should get' copy, in t>y  5i A.r^^da^ before ds'sue. '  *gp" W.hen writing communications to  (this paper, s7juiE.QN.QNE 8"*P ONILY of;  Jpaper vsed.   " Prfocrs Do' NOT turn copy. >  '--'",   RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One inch per -year, ipnce-a-week,  $12.00  ( ~������   ' "     '; month,      V    ' ������   '        i-5������  Luca.l.no^e per'line."    ^"tERMS ,0F SUBSCRIPTION.  ONE YEAR; -$2.90  '   THREE MONTHS, *$<>  PER MONTH by carrier *30  SINGLE    COPY     Five .Qents.  than th#fc supplied by "such .stuff  as dreams are made on." If the  Review will call to mind that'charity should begin at home, it may  discover a few facts, in connection  with   the   management   of   mines  around Nanaimo which might need /than last year's  11  H. M. S. Egeria is making   a   survey  .of ."  Parthia Shoal,"near Vancouver.  A writer from Dawson says that the  output of gojd this season will be   far   greater  1     1  10  airing, without coming any further north in search of imaginary  grievances.  Saturday; April 1st. 1399  yj  * ,    ..      ..   "���������  Prof. F������lb? of Vienna, ^cheerfully  jjrpphseies Ibpt ;o,ur planet jrill run  ijito a comet .next November He  jdoes not :Btate which will get .the-;  ^orst of it, so 510 ene need pother  tfcjujrning over a new leaf as yet.  jpappip'up country don't waste  apace on euphemistic phraseology.  Bays the Nelson Economist,  #?be .way of the transgressor is  frawjL plAst year the East Eooten-  5ay *Mf ner1 called the publisher of  this paper a pfckpqc^et, and now  the 'Miner' is ip the hands of the  sheriff.'?  r  THE REVIEW'S "FACTS."  A late number of the Nanaimo  ilevr$w deyotes a column and a  fiali to an attack on the late Minister of Mines, Inspector Morgan,  end its master's pet aversion���������The j  gnfongoJJiery Co., jyhfch it speaks  .jotin tfce following terms: <{Thas  is not the first time we have fcad to  yefer to a violation of the Cpal  J^fines Regulation Act, and, as us-  ^al, the Union Colliery Co., is the  ���������delinquent." Then the Review goes  pn to state that for the past two  years sixty aod. seventy men .have  feeen$mplqye<| 01a each shift, in No.  ������ shaft. (Union Mines.)' The on-  ly reply necessary, and the only re-  |jly that ,can be given to this statement, is  that it   1$ N0T TRUE.  it '   1 '  There nevey were 7Q men, nor any  thing like that number, employed  .on either shift in No.5 shaft.  As to the second alleged I ground  of attack on the Colliery Co.,-that  there is only one outlet to No. p  ^haft,' we beg to inform the Review  Ah^tthe present Minister of Mines  (granted a permit to the Colliery  ������0., to operate the shaft with, one  ���������outlet and if the Review applies to  hjna he will probably give it furth-  ���������ef information on the subject.  4_s to Inspector Morgan, that gen  ytleman ds presumably able to answer the Review'-s insinuations. We  fsiiaply oe-ntent ourselves with reply  jng $e a -grouiidless attack on a  iconrpany whose .sucoess is closely  .connected with the prosperity of  <pomox, in -the interests   of   which  ���������district The News is conducted.  1.      ���������.���������    . ��������� ���������  It is indeed 'passing strange,'  ���������not to say ^inconceivable,' that  a newspaper of any standing should  -devote its columns to the discus-  eion of matters about vzbich it  seems to have no other information  LOCAL   BRIEFS,  .,      |  Mrs. Jeffries returned Friday to Victoria.  Plaaneletts for 5c per yard up.  Mr. P. Dunne left for Vaacouver Friday  morniug.  Mrs. Mounce returned from Nanaimo  last Wednesday.  Tomorrow yall be Anniversary Sunday at  the Methodist Church.  Ladies'white muslin night gowns richly  embroidered at Stevensan & Co.  Mr. Bloomingdale, of S. Leiser, Victoria,  was in town this week.  Gladrto see Mr. J. B. McLean around  again after his severe illness.  Mr. Thos.-Morgan, Mine Inspector, returned to Nanaimo Friday.  i-  FOR SALE. ���������101 acres of land near  Courtenay.    Apply at this office.  Miss S. E. Lewis of Courtenay, has  gone to Victoria on a visit.  Some of the flower garden around town  are begining to look very pretty.  One case Laiies' sample straw hats wilj  sold at a big discount at Stevenson & Co.  Rev. Father Durand will officiate in St.  John'a Catholic Church, Easter Sunday.  Mr. W. E. Norris, Sec'y., Union Brewery Co., of Nanaimo, was iu town this week  FOR SAL.E OR RENT my property on  Dunsmuir Ave..--H. J. Theobald.  Don't forget that there will be a Song  Service at the Methodist Church tomorrow  evening.  Mr. M. McKinnon, M. A,, teach������r a-.  Union Wharf, was a passenger on the Cit>  of Nanaimo Friday.  CARPET BARGAINS.���������We will clear  balance of roll of carpets, excellent value*  at 65 and 50 cents per yard.���������Stevenson &  Co.  Oper* at the Big Store This Week  Mr. J. B. Bennett, principal of Union  and Cumberland school, went down to  Hornby Island Friday.  We regret to report the serious ii'ness of  Mr. Wm. Duncan, Sand wick, but hope  that he may soon recover.  The disciples of Isaac Walton are meeting  with great success out at the lake. One  angler caught atreut weighing li lbs,  WANTED.���������Girl to work at Tailoring,  also boy to learn trade.    Apply to P.  Dunne,  Mr. W. B. Finley, the photographer, will  be in Cumberland from April 3 to April 10.  This will be his last visit for the season.  Mr. Whitney, late of The News, has begun the publishing of a new weekly in Vancouver. It is called ' the "Mt. Pleasant  Advocate."  A prospectus   of   St.   Anne's Aoudemy,'  Victoria, is to hand.    This  institution,   besides the regular  studies,   offers a course in  shorthand, typewriting,   etc., at very mod  erate rate?.  FOR SALE.���������One f Jersey heifer in calf; 2 pure bred Jersey yearling heifers; 1 pure bred Jersey  yearling bull; 1 good brood sow;  2 dozen layiog hens. Also one  Lennox rig with pole and doubletree, and fine bob sleigh. At the  Hetherin'gton ranch. Mrs. Meyers,  Courtenay,   B. C.  To   The   Miners  of  The,total value of gold   mined in Califorr .  nia from 1848 to 1898 (inclusive) reaches the  enormous sum of $1,393,10i6,o59.  The Toronto Board of Trade -has endorsed the proposition tor the James Bay railroad, and also to extend the same through  the basins of the McKenzie and Yukon  rivers.  The News begs to state on the authority  of many eminent naturral historians that  man is an animal, although The Enterprise  calls one of our correspondents to task for  insinuating the same.  The Salvationists in Chicago are not exemplifying the fact that if is beautiful to  see brethern dwelling together iu peace.  They are divided into two factions, and the  other day ah officer of one faction saluted  the soldiers of the other faction with the  complimentary title,   "You devils'  you."  A country parson went to seo a humble  parishioner and, if possible, to comfort him  ' some little under heavy trouble which had  befallen. The pastor found the homely old  man in his desolate cottage alone. ' He said  many, things,,and added tha he must try to  take all affliction humbly,'as appointed to  us by Providence.  "Yes." said the good old man,   who   was  imperfectly-instructed in  theology," ' that's  right enough, that is.    But'somehow  that  there old Providence have been ag'in me all  along, but I reckon  as   there's   one ��������� above  as'll put a stopper on he if he go too fur." o  We   have received a finely illustrated   44  page number of L'ltalia, published specially  in honor of  the   13th   anniversary   of   the  founding of that paper/   It   contains   good  articles on scientific, literary,  political  and  musical topics, besides ��������� cuts   of   the   great  musicians of the day, such as,   Verdi,   Ma3-  cagui, Giordano, aud Father Perosi���������a   talented youug priest, who lately composed the  oratoiio. (The'Resurrection,) which caused  a sensation in musical circles.  Pope Nicholas V. was the founder of the  Vatican library, which has been incroa^ed  by many popes. The libraries of the Duke  of Urbino, of the Elector Palatine, of Christina of Sweden, of the family Ottoboni, aud  others, have been added to it. Iu contains  SO,000 printed volumes and 24,000 manuscripts, of which 5,000 are in Greek, 16,000  iu Latin, and 3,000 in the Oriental languages.  Hats. Prints,  Caps; Capes, Q~  Quilts, , Sailors,  Satins, Blouses,  Linens, Muslins,  Towels, Challies,  Seersuckers,       Ginghams,  Toilet   Covers,    Dress   Goods, White Wear,,  These Goods are all New, Stylish, Pretty, and  last, hut not least, CHEAP.  You can not afford to   pay   old   prices for old  goods when you can get new goods such as we  ;fl  are showing  at the  very low  prices   they are  marked.  Simon Leiser.  ,1 am proud of the unlimited confidence  vou placed in me by electing me to the :  only place of trust in your gift, and I am  glad to be abie to say that I always did  my bestfoi the miners' interests, though  outsiders are trying to m.ike me out a  falsefriend. Although very inadequately,  I beg to thank you all for your good-will  towards me while I had the honor of being in your employ as well as now that  I am leaving you.  I AM, YOU RS RESPECTFULLY,  '     ;i JOHN COMB.  TUs Mtor oa tlie Rampage.  About 50 years ago the fameus Mrs. Joe  Gargery used to go on the rampage. But  it isn't the lamented Mrs. Joe that's been  on the rampage this time. It is the editor.  Not. the editor of this paper, either, but the  editor of another local. '  Then there was an irate reader on the  rampage too.  It appears that the aforesaid editor did  with malice aforethought (probably) publish  divers articles, the tenor of wh;ch was not  complimentary to the gentleman referred to.  The law of the land not being applicable in  the case, Mr. Comb became a law unto himself and warned the editor of The Islander  that if publication of such articles did not  cease, he (Mr. C.) "would put his two eyes  in one," (er words to that effect.) Greatly  affrighted thereat, the editor hied him to  seek the aid of the law, and summonsed Mr,  Comb to appear in court Wednesday afternoon. Lsgal lore was represented by Judge  Abrams. Mr. Comb pleaded guilty ' to the  charge of using threatening language, but  claimed he had sufficient provocation.  In consideration of palliating circumstances, His Honor imposed the minimum penalty��������� ������5.00 and costs.  [After gravely considering the possibility  of die like visitations coming upon us, The  News has decided to invest in a large dog  and two new shot guns, while the staff will  devote all spare time to target practice in  the back yard.]  COME TO  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  Union Bay Notes.  Thursday, Mar. 30TH.���������The steamer, Warrimoo loaded bunker coal yesterday (1500 tons), ind left this morning for  Vancouver^ where she loads general cargo for Australia,  sailing on  the  6th  of  April.  Steamer  Maude    loaded    today    for  Victoria.  Ship Glory of the Seas, Capt. Freeman, arrived this morning. She will  load a fail cargo for San Francisco.  Mr. Af Prescott, Superintendant of the  U. C. Oo.'s works at the Bay, will sever  his connection with the company  on the  1st of April.  Several men and a team of horses were  engaged today moving a large Taylor  Safe from the wharf to Mr. George  Howe's, (Nelson House).  Mr. Prescott went down to Vancouver  on the Warimoo.  The washer started working again after  a  thorough overhauling...'..  The Dominoin steamer  Quadra, Capt  Walbran,  called in on  Wednesday for a  supply of coal,  before proceeding  on  a  tour of inspection cf the  light  houses on  the west coast of Vancouver Island.  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall are moving  into their new residence south of Howe's  store.  Mr. Miller has secured an option on  the timber on Garvin's famous mineral  Spring estate. A boom is expected in  logging this country. Garvin intends to  stork his ranch with rabbits after timber  is taken away.  Mr. Jones, from Campbell River, contemplates   opening  a  logging   camp  at  Deep Bay.  A number of visitors from Cumberland  were down Wednesday.  The weather continues beautiful.  GORDON    MURDOCK'S . .  ^ffipa-^         LIVERY,  Single and Double Rigs to lei  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  OJ.*Ii*ifl$vAN   D������   Bl  9"  ANNUAL   MEETING.  '', The annual meeting for the purpose of  receiving  auditor's   report  and  electing,  officers for Hospital for ensuing, year will  beheld April 8th. at ,8 p. m. in the'school!  house.       .      ��������� ".'���������><'.,  J. B. BENNETT,  "Secretary of Hospital Board.  if."  A SKAGWAY  LETTER.  The following extracts  are from a  let-.'   ,1  ter written by Mr. W. K.   Cummings, an  uncle of Mr. R. S. Cummings:  Skagway, Mar., 20, 1899'  ������* * * 1 Was in Tacoma quite a while  before coming here. Tacoma is a nice  clean town, but very dull , and slow. Oh,"  the fog! You could cut it with a knife.  Seattle���������which I also visited���������is a dirty;, ,;1  sloppy old place. It has more appear-,  ance of life and prosperity than Tacoma.  "Skagway is a regular rattle-trap of a  place���������only wooden shacks and a few.  cottages. The town consist principally  of saloons and gambling houses etc.      .  "The railroad now runs to the'Summit,,  which is about 14 miles away.   The deep;'  cuts through which it runs  are filled iip>  with snow level with the hillside.  "1 don't know whether I will go to  Atlin or to Porcupine. I think Alliri is  the best place. The alien law passed at  Victoria, prohibts all but subjects of  Great Britian from holding or working-  claims, so I guess Ihad better not go  there.    Dawson, I think, is too far.  "I have been out into the interior as  far as Lake Bennet���������about 40 miles.  There is about 16 feet of snow all over-  that country, and the thermometer registers 40 below zero. While I was there I |j  had to keep a close look-out for my noee; fl  to keep from getting it frozen.  "Meals at Log Cabin and Lake Ben- J  nett are 75 cents and $1.00, and flour,|l  sells at $12.00 per hundred. I tearned,i  that in Atlin flour was selling for $20.00 M  a hundred, sugar 75 cents per pound,,J  and condensed milk $1 00 a can.  "Atlin is about 100 miles from here.il  It costs 10 to 15 cents a pound to get;a  freight from,here. The duty is about asj  much as you pay for the goods. YotiT  see it costs something to go prospecting^  in Her Majesty's country."  BIRTHS.  WALKER���������Born, to Mr. and Mrs.   W,'|  B. Walker, March 2.7th, a daughter.


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