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Array v/!  *y*>,  tf  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND...JB. C. TUESDAY, APRIL    10th,   , 900.  X  '.   coaitHDTiojsr. ���������  We were in error Jast issue. Mr.  Cliffe did not lose a nurse but we  arts sure he told us so.'  ,. yri vz&s  From the Following noted seed nousEs: ���������.>',.  f The Steel Brigcs Seed Co./Lta  " ��������� ' - ; n     D. IvL Ferry '& Co.  ���������    Jay & ,Co., Victoria, B. C,  BULK SEEDS:���������  Sweet Peas (Eckford's. mixed), 10 cts.  ' per oz., 3  ozs. for 25 cts.  Nasturtiums,   (tall),    io cts.   per oz.,   3 J  ozs. for- 25 cts.     '     .    '''-''-    ,\  '    Nasturtiums'(dwart), 1 5 cts. .per? cz., 2  *        ,f    ;ozs.,for 25  cts.  ,        ��������� ��������� -   ���������  ;."> Timothy (seal brand).  ���������  r\. ....     Red Clover (lynx brand).    ��������� ,  ! "        Austrian Brome Grass.      '  Get our prices before'purchasing.       '*,,.'  All Seeds'.warranted fresh;    _\ *���������������������������     ,  <    CUSTOM BETimNS.  ' The' following   are   the  Custom  returns tor the month of March:    ' ���������  Imports��������� J  Dutiable  $1,793  Free   ���������   1,139  v^SS '^f^'^l1^.  ' V.  J  IGtlfflieS;^ M  -.9  .'���������,  -,\K  '-w ���������,'   G1 -YATE 3 STREET,    VICTOR! A, B.,C;   /;    ,,*���������  " HARDWARE,'MILL AND   MINING uMACKINERY,  AND FARMING*  AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  '     OF ALL KINDS. -  .' >.,..-:  Agents foi McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write Ior price's and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563/      ��������� jgj  >������S^������^?J3������<2a53ggSei?gggSggS@ e������gge-=@SSggS^?SgSSge������<S2  CARPETS,      LINOLIUMS,        CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS, :  House Furnishings, of all   Kinds, in   the, Latsst   Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading ' Manufacturers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON  REQUEST.  Total   $2,937  Duty collected   $592 97  PERSONAL.  Mr. F. Dalby   took a  trip below  last week., -  ���������  T. Morgan,  Inspector of   Mines,  came up official\y Wednesday, ���������  Mr. W. B.'. Anderson went on a1  business trip to Victoria,"Friday.  Mrs.-R.J.  Smith'and Miss Mel-_  lado returned ,hy   ."City" Wednesday.        ��������� '��������� -       :Y_   _  .  O.ur oM friend, Charlie Watson,  came up Wednesday to stay a few  v.eeks. * . " - ^  . Mr. F. D. Liftler":,6������ the Welling-  ���������ton Coliifry Co., he.e, returned  Wedne- J ay' f rom Victoria.   o       '   .  spanra notes.  Spring is here, and the   whirr of  the bicycle is heard in the land-    ,  ' Now doth tho smiul boy   get 'up  early in the morning and toil   like  .a navvy digging.for fish worms. ���������  '  'Now doth the'bizzy, wizzy bee  ,    Improve each sliiningdtour  In ��������� wheitinjj up'Jiis M!'ii;eree,  ���������"   Because his tempers 'sour." ���������'   t  - ' - <       ' ���������'   I <  -    Tt e soft vvice of-the bullfr *g may  now-be hea.d���������if one lis ens ��������� carefully���������tiiili'ig his i-weet lov'e song  to his Love'y in a e.  Now doth the soul of the fish-rod  quake. There are m .re spring** in  store for nim than we wot of.  Now doth the fishwortn squirm  with a mighty squir. He will  brave the robin's beak.1 Yea! even  will he brave the microbes in the  slimy gutter, to evade ihe lynx  eyed Boy.  J Tiddington, England, and of all tfie  places'I ever  saw for   earthworms,  that beat the 11.    There w������s a br. of  a grabs plot with a  fewr rose bushes  planted- in it ait:������ched   audi never  had any .need 1 f a lawn   mower. I  can a ���������-sure you for the 'worms w������re  so thick  that   they kept   the grass  down as clost? ������s velvet.    They i\ui  in length   about a fu-*t   to eighteen  inches and <they used   to graze like  sheep."    "Everseothe.il jrrazing?"  "Nol Well tiiey come , out of  their  holes at night, all but a little bit of  their tails which are'hooked at the j  end.    This   they  make, fast to the  edge of "the hole   aud grafce  all a-  round   as far'as   they  can   reach.  Fact, I assuie you, for I've watched  them. I U3ed to make raids on thenr  at night   and the   most   successful  hand I   made was  Hcven quarts in  one nighL    Just  used   to go "about  with a lamp in one hand and a can  in the other and find 'em, grazing..  LOCAL ITEMS.  - -,<>..  Yesf seven quarts. ' 'The next morning I saw- a lot of .chickens feeding  tjuat about. 1 Belonged to next door,,  sol ; thought I   would   try   them  with   worms.  .. Threw   a   handful-  and called them and they went' for  ,tf;eiri "   all       right''   " but       finally one "old rooster drov.e   all the  rest-  away   and- kept the   feast to  himself.'   lie ^ate and   ate^untill.  thought he  would   burst..   Finally  threw  him a   handful of   tremendous big fedows.    He gobbled them  down,   walked   awav    to   his own"  - yard and toppled over cle.-.d. Yes,  the worms boreU "through,his crop  1 expect.    RosyrdT  could not grow  . roses oa those.bushcy.y^The brutes  of worms^ would climb-,-up and,  graze on the young-buds. - Oh'! \.es,.  spleuclid for fidiiing with but  there'  ,.    .      . , i <     ' ..  . 'i',-  The flowers at the Sale of Work  were the contributions of Mrs. /.  1). Little "and Mr.'J. A. Haliiday'-1  Sandwick/     ��������� - '  r  WANTED���������A person who undo -  stands how. to light fires. ��������� Apply to.  W. E. G:, "Courtnev. .Good wage������  and free beer.'  ��������� TheHoR)>ital Directors desire, to'  j express their thanks to  tiie Druids 'r  f->r the donation of $40 to the funds  of the hospital.  There will be a social under', the/'  "auspices of (the Christian Endeavor'  in the basement of the PresbyteriaQ  Church to-night.    '  The   young people  of   the town  will hold   a social dance   in Cum-*;,  land'^Hall,  Wednesday   night,    Aj  prize,  will'be   given for   the' .best  cake-walk.dancers* \ -    , ,,'    *'  According, to one of our" young-'/  business men, the road to Courtnny  is just, perfect for" buggy  driving;/  says he never-had   such/a1 pleasant!v;  outing as a- week ago Sunday. **'"'/"'."  .The'   March,  Canadian-  Home';/  Journal c,ontainssome very  pretty")"'  views.' . British', Columbia  is'Tep-'M^  rpsehted .'bya photo   of   Spuzzum'  Bridge..  .The- frontspiece.   opening'1  6% the St.Law'rence, is very fine,     ',-,.' 'v  - ' The'funeral'of Rizzieni, oir Gusto/; . I)  Rofflringo, \v,hd>as killed Monday^/ ','*  ' 2nd took place Tuesday and wai,') //  largely attended. , The', remains/'^  were interred' in, the Cumberlan'd'V'fS  Cemotry, Rev MWDoddsofficiatingt,*''-^  " Tne/?JS"Store is a ' thing * of; thei."; :.|  Past. ^ Mr. Simo'n Leiserhas decided/.lj$j\  to move his stork into .the 'City of *':^:J|  Ciiinferland:'   This will be."better -f ^M\  7'";\  ���������i\l-  wore no fish .thereabouts. .' Talking ^ for everyone,  as. business' -wilL be~S  of fishing though, -I^wae on Texadar  Island a few y< ars ago andjvenlr to  a lake near th������  GUN  CLU3.  Our new Six Story Show Rooms are conceded to he the  most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us'when in Victoria.  Timrite to  Complete Furnishers,  ros,  Samples  jfree on  '"Request  *?%������>������?������&������  '������'..  *������������/?/?*<<  VICTORIA, B. C.   >  You can't all be  Ffnarfc  z  But you will m.'ike as much 'buying your  its,  >traW  Ties, Socks and  The Gun Club held thfir annual  meeting on April 2nd, at which the  fo 11 o w ing oflic< rs w cre elected: F.  Ram.-ay, president; F. Parks, vice-  president; Thos. Home, secretary;  J. Roe, treasurer; R. Coe, captain.  A*''shoo," was held on the 6th at  the Club's grounds, though the  wind was rather strong frr pood  shouting. The following are the  scor.-s made:  F. Parks,  10011011110001 0���������8  O. H.Fechtier,  0 01 10000 0 11 10 0 0-5  R. Cue, .  0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0���������2  F. JaynfiS,  1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0���������9  Thos. Home,  110 0.10101011101���������9  C. Ganner,  0 0 0 0 0 0 010 0 010 0 0-2  Chan. Grant,  0 0 0 110 0 0 1110 10 0���������6  lrunmiiie.    Beautiful   lake   and    ornm  full of   fish.  Trout, yes, great big chaps   as long  as your arm.    I got on a high bluff  on one side of the lake   and looked  down, lovely * clear water   and full  of   these big   trout.    I   picked   up  one   of these   dry  fir-cones  which  you   see   all   over   the vvoods and  dropped it into _the    water.    A big  fellow rose, grabbed it, and gobbled  it down.    I  had no   tack!e but often tnought. I wou'd like to go hack  there   and   have   some   sport/'    I  here ventured the  suggestion   tha.1  no   flics or fish   worms   would   be  needed wJnle^fir-cunes were around  so plenty, but Jim did nut seem to  more c incentrated/ ' The Colliery  Cii. arc going to use the Big Store,  building for offices and-warehouses.  Mr.  J. Bruce of the   Cumberland -  Hotel   .had a.   riarrjw  escape   last -  Thursday.        While    driving'   to'  Courtney the  .neckyoke broke and  the   horses took   fright.    However-  Bruc8'is   a good ' driver   and soon  had them pulled up aud what might ,  have been   a b&d accident  was av-r  erted, the   occupants of   the rig escaping with a,shaking up. -���������    ,  A man who owned a small coun--  j try newspaper in central New York  decided to" take a vacation, and  wrote the president of the railroad,  for a pass. In recommendation of  his ������>aper he said: "My paper has  a wide circulation; it goes everywhere, in fact, I have hard work to  -Halifax  hear me, he was just then absorbed  111 the war map,   so *s  the sun was j keep it   from , going to  then W011 over the foie yard, I bug- ; He got the puss. -  gebtcd that we irrigate and go home  Nex'j'!  Overheard   in a   Druggist's, just  100 miles from Cumberland: "Mika  tikke face   ponder?"    "Y<'S, this i.3  Dr.    Whitewash'*   enamehine, the  -~ '       j best, and -'cheapest.".    "He'take off .  Mr.   Smith   of   Grantham -last !. all de   sunbun?"    "Oh. yes   sure."  week left his horse   and rig  by the .j "Hyass kloshe,  I tak .wan pottle,''  LOOK OUT FOB,   TRAINS!  a  11 G  Lrent s rurnisr  fi  ;hi  n o*s  at  Full stock of groceries always orx hand.  FISH STORY, NO. 2.  Truthful James dropped into our  sanctum casually the. other clay  He did not h;.vo much to say at.  first he}7ond' ti:n<- o'day, so to bre;ik  the Quaker camp siience which was  beginning to steal into our conver-  I   hazarded,   "Strange that  sation, ^   ^^^....^.^v.,     ,-^...0  ���������li.-hworms     are . so    scarce  here."  "Y-a-es" said Jim slowly, "It is. By  Jove! I lived   at one   time"���������here I  sawmill ".sidetrack. "     The   buggy  j  spann< d the track, the horse being j  clear.    Two cars were shunted from  j  No. 3   engine for the   repair  shop, j  and b"ing let go on the fly, crashed  into the rig,   completely  smashing  it, and overturning the horse which  e.-caped fortunate y without injury.  The trainmen   did not' see the rig  .until too  late.    People   cannot be  tuo careful when in the  vicinity 01  a track as trains move quickly and  a, car or so is  apt to come   bowling  along with a   thousand  lb., impact  at any minute and most unexpectedly.    We are sorry   for Mr. Smith  suffering the loss:  In future the Comox mail will  leave here Saturday as poon as possible after the   arrival of   the   Na-  quit  my   spurt  and   lay  on   my     naimo mi,i}> inste"d of on   s-un4*y  oars so to   speak-"in -   ������������������ ���������   ! as heretofore.  cottage in  and the two dusky maidens departed leaving Albert wondering what  part of their faces they would start  on to take off the "sunbun."  Tt i- to b������ regretted that at amateur concerts given in Cumberland,  '. no matter   how worthy   the object,  there are   always  a few   boys who  1 will     persist,  in.     making    a     lot."  i of     unnecessary     noise    and    in  ;  1 indulging " in    inronical   applaud-'.  i ing.    /Performers,   and   e.-'pec/aliy"  ��������� singers, are few   in our community  ! and to their credit, be it  said, th^y"  I are always willing to help all tiiey  i can.    If   in   some   cases  theyr ate  I unfortunate   enough   not   to   suit  some people, those   should at least  strive not,to���������  annoy others   by un-  unseemly    noises.    Everyone   has  friends and all proper people: object  to a concert hall  being turned into  a bear-garden. hjalmSK  IJ0RTH_,_ >  [Copyrisht. 1893. by th������ Author.]  fTlO  She-   pressed   nci^eir   closer   tnio  shadow of Ihe walk, and   with ������. loudly  heart  stood  pou tiling-     th<  gangway, nestled down in a warm corner of the smokestack, where there was  no view except the sky, overhead and  a pile of deck freight. Then the screw  gave an abrupt stroke, followed by another, the steam escaped hissing from  some steam-pine, a qualing smell or  cooking- spread in tepid gus-ts over the  ship, the whistle blew a shrieking  blast, which sut the echoes wild, and  then the screw began to labour with  rhythmic regularity, drivng the great  black huH on through the water.  NOT AM'EVEN MATCH.  A- GAME    OF  BILLIARDS    THAT   WAS  \     RATHER ONE SIDED.  hei  vane on  parp-itaUng !...������..������. . ��������� .  ���������minutes. In spite of her eagerness to )>s  gone, she could not bainish the regrets  t-hat fhronged her mind at the sight of  ,the dear familiar objects which met  gaze on every side. The weather  the storehouse which stood out  sharply against I'h-e bright sky, the  read that wound along Ihe fiord, the  outline of the mountains that had hedged in her little world from as far back  as Fhe could remember���������all aroused a  host of memories that lifted up t-h-elr  ghostly arms in the moonrtytfht, warning her not to lake bhe Ta-tial step. Hut  there stood Nils, al; ready with the  sleigh, and with an aching 'heaviness  she approached 11, turning* about and  staring with a lingering Irresolution at  the hous-e whose shutlerles-s windows  gleamed through line noide trees. The  glance they 'turned upon her seemed  i po strangely human that It made her,  superstitious. And tlvc-re were the stars  above in their sal)lime remoteness, suggesting the futllii'Ly of all fret and  *U!������.*e. and the ridiculousness of the exciting little drama wihiclh sho was enacting,   and   the  wisdom     of  a   placid  fatalism.  " I recKon th-a folks might be a-stir-  r.in' soon ef ye don't start.". Nils remarked cast ally, pulling out a tangle  "    +be 'little  bay's tail.  Kis voice ���������u-oused. her from her reverie, and preset!lad once more, the  "' , cruel alternative. Cutting reflections  short, s'he stepped into t'he sleigh, and  allowed Nils to tuck tine robe about  beT and buckle 11 behind. With h  phaiTtomLik-e haste (like the dead  bridegroom in Burger's ballad), they  swung out upon tho road, and' for a  ��������� lung while they s.ped on In silence.  . no sounds being hca-r-a but the muffled  hoof beats o.f the horse. Tflic absence  of the b-el!s wl-th their merry jingle  gave an air of si-cat I h and mystery' to  her flight. In ������nite of he*r acute consciousness of being in the rigiht, s-he  could not n-d herself of a childish, feeling of guilt, as It she had been sent to  th-e blue room, and made her escape  instead of accepting her punishment,  it was not until s-'lve was four or fivc-  miles away fivim t'he parsonage, where  tlie  landscape   was   ie&s   familiar,   *���������������������������>"���������  CHAPTER XVII.-  During   the   following   day  arrived,in Berp;&n, and Hulda had the  ���������"vnrt   i���������:(vir   tni reitcih   the   Hull   steamer  tlie   ship  good  luck   to  catoh   the  just   as  it   was -weighing  anchor*  had   no   regrets   now, " ���������*  and   no  distressed   her   mind   or   obscured  judgment.     She   would   And ,tne  Tx..v,^rr.   ������,>������������   loved,   wherever  vie   n  that  She  doubts  . her  j-n ^ "  whom S'he loved, wherever vie might  be. She would marry him, aiid uk.  defy the world. Whenever she thought  of him Tand she thought of little else)  a beneficent warmth pervaded her being, a>nd glImp-sea of delirious happiness  flashed1 past her vision, reminding her  of those swift, strange, radiantly  emerald glimpses of eternity which, as  a child, she !:ad������se&n in the dawn.; It  was as if Heaven Lad broken through  the sky iradvertently, and she strained -her ear- to catoh the chant of the  angel choir.  The passage across the North sea  was trying, as it always is, but she had  the second cabhn all to herself, and'  the stewardess was kind and efficient.  In Hull, where she arrived after a voyage of tK nearly two days, ah-e tarried'  only a few (hours, but 'hastened on to  Southampton, where she narrowly  missed u.e Hamburg-American steamer. She had then barely money -enough  to buy a steerage passage to New  York. She never knew that if she had  ,come but a minute later she would  have been prevented from sailing by  tlie police, who -had just received a telegram from Bergen requesting her detention.  To  the young girl   who  had  always  spent   her   Life      in   a   peaceful   home,  where   order   and   cleanliness   reigned,  the  noise,    the flith,    and  the bad air  of the steerage were unendurable.   She  therefore   passed   the   entire   day,   and  often much of the might, an deck, and  only   descended     Into   the    ill-smelling  purgatory when bhe weather absolutely  compelled- her.    She perceived that she  was   regarded   with   curiosity ��������� by ��������� her  fellow  passengers   and   the  officers  of  the ship, but as long as she volunteered  no  confidences  no  one ventured to  question her.   That force of personality  wihloh   had   given   'her   a   commanding  position a<t home sufficed also here to  protect   her     from     impertinence      or  molestation-    Her  manner,   thoug'h    it  forbade, familiarity,  was  by no means  repe-Llant.     There    was,     on  the    con-  in   her  behaviour      toward   her  How a Conceited Young: Traveling  Man Made tlie Mistake of Judging  Ills Ordinary Looking Opponent by  Appcarnncen. <-,,  "One snowy afternoon, some winters  ago," said a commercial traveler, "I was  watching a game of billiards La the-..billiard room of a St. Louis hotel. The two  players were traveling men, one a young  fellow and the other a middle aged man.  The younger man was a trifle the better  player, but he was so conceited over the  good shots he made that all of us who  were watching the game were inclined to  root for the older man.    Every time the 1 ^atvy^"don't"get another shot  in the  gasped.  " 'Ob, no, not that kind of maaey,' he  said, 'but I'll make it $25, if yow want  to.' '      ,  " 'You're on.' said the seedy looking  man. and tho money was put in the hands  of tho proprietor of the room.  "It was the young man's next shot,.and  he ran 14 cushion caroms with such- ad-  dross and eclat that he couldn't refrain  from looking at us haughtily. He loft the  balls in the middle of the table. The  seedy looking man asked for a ruler, and  with a piece of chalk he proceeded to  draw divers and sundry lines on the table  just 12 inches from the sides and ends  thereof.     . _ ���������  " 'What are you going to do?' asked  the hot youth, with a surprised expression.  " 'Play you 12 inch balk to your cushion  . caroms,'    replied   the   ordinary 'looking  ; man, munching his gum.  'and  I'll -alter  the term.8. of our wager to this effect���������  foreboding of calcmily which now and  V-n stole like an icy gust through.her  mind,     it   was  a  positive. relief   when  ...��������������������� to'think of l.hn risk that-Nils  her   sake.     He   would  i[   it   were   diK-  lier.    And  .-���������ho ca  had   Uiken   fo  s-'urely   lose   his   place  covered that ho bad ass-is led  nothing  ever  remained   undascovcr-  the paiifh.   Nils  had,   without a  remonstrance,     taken  ' the  f ineu: ring  the enmity of  the  fiwmiclavble ^Irir.   lirinckm-an'.  whom-"no  offended    with    impunity.     There  something  touching   to  Hulda  in  mute,  unquestioning   de-  younger man drove the balls around in a  way that suited him he exclaimed, 'I'll  beat you two to one,' or 'I'm a class A  proposition at this game,' or something  like that, and his habit of casting nosegays along hi.s own pathway was somewhat disgusting. Finally the older man  had enough, and he put up his cue.   The  younger man looked around the room in ' taDie ror general results, and then, wi  a cocksure kind of a way and inquired:      | saturnine grin on his face, he'd go at  " 'Any of you gentlemen want to play  a game or two?'  "There was no response to his invitation for a moment or so, and he was  about to return his cue to the rack when  an ordinary looking man, with a stubby  mustache aad fine lines under his eyes  and not overly well dressed, stepped forward in a diffident sort of way. He had  been watching the young man's game for  some time. r  " 'I'll go you'a string or two,' he said,  'although I'm a bit out of practice at the  game.'  "The young fellow looked the man  over, probably wondering within himself  whether it would do for such a howling  swell as himself to engage in a public  game with,a.man who appeared to be so  careless as, to his apparel, but he finally  said patronizingly:  -   " 'Well, take a cue. What's your strong  hold in the'game, anyhow?'  " 'Oh, anything,' said the ordinary looking man.    'I'm.not particular.',  " 'How about cushion caroms?'  " 'They'll do,'  said  the untidy looking  trary,   in-   u^i   ^^..������������..   poorer fellow passengers that kindly  affaibility and consideration which always mark the perfect lady.    She had  string of DO.'    The young man grinned  complaisantly.  "Then the seedy looking man pranced  in with a cue as light as thistle down. I  never saw such billiards nt billiard exhibitions or anywhere else. It *as beautiful. The man just drew 'em back to the  exact spot he wanted 'cm, even when he  seemed to he smashing 'em all over the  " ' with a  em  like a woman stroking a sleeping kitten,  and they did anything he wanted. It was  pretty. The young man leaned on his  cue, crestfallen, and muttering things.  The ordinary looking man didn't stop  when he ran out the string of 50. but he  went right ahead. When he had made  150 and the balls still together, nursed  into shape'for 150 more apparently, he  pulled out his handkerchief, mopped his  forehead and remarked that,it was warm  and that he guessed he'd go out and get  some air.   ��������� r, ���������  " 'But you're a ringer, you know, said  the chesty youth.  " 'Oh, not exactly that,' replied the ordinary looking man. 'The bet doesn't  stand, and you. of course, pull down your  money. I just wanted to limber up a bit,  anvhow. My name's Schaefer. arid I give  an'eshibition in this town tonight. Might  as well drop down and look on.'  "Then Jake Schaefer, the then champion billiardist of the world, drew his $25  and walked out witJi a "twinkle in his  <*yes."���������Washimrton Star.  A Vancouver  Policeman  ���������Permanently  Cured of  Catarrh  ���������After 12 Years' Suffering.  -JAPAME  CATARRH CURE  CURES.   '  Mr. Thos. Crawford, Sargeant -Vancouver  Police Force, writes: "I havo been a great raf-  ferer*from catarrh, which I contracted ������t<^  17 years ago in Winnipeg., I tried many at-.  called catarrh ' cures, consulted physician,  catarrh specialists; and not one of them g������r������  mo more than a little temporary relief. Abw*  two years ago I tried Japanese Catarrh Oiu*fc,  and since completing thifl treatment I have  been permanently cured. I can highly recommend ifr-the first application relieved." ,  Sold by all druggists. ��������������� <���������'"������ A'^fffSfi."  sent to any person suffcrine from cafrarrB,  Enclose 6-cent Ptamp., Amlrer*, dio, Griffiths  & Macphetson Co., l������l Church street, Tor������Kl������.  A Flash of Ucneiitnient.  "I am very glad." said the friend. "t������  see that you dou't cherish any ill will  toward the lady who made such a awe-  cess in your favorite part."  Tho eminent actress looked indignant and exclaimed:  "I hope I know the rudiments of uty -  art better than to lose my temper and  allow anybody to think I am jealous."  ���������Washington Star.  FOK INFLAMMATION OF , THIS  EYilS.���������Aruouiz the many good qualities  which Paruielee's Vegetable Pills possess, besides regulating t >ts digestive  organs,,is their-eilicaoy in, reduoing 1������-  flainmation of tho eyes It has called,  fort i many letters of reconmiendtttlou  from toose who were afflicted with fchip  complaint and found ti cure in tne pills.  Trey affect the "nerve centers^ and the  blood in a surprisingly active . way, and  the resalt. Is almost immodiately,������.een. ,.    .  a a  ed   in  word     of  e.har.ce* o  man  was  tods staunch -.        -       ,���������-,���������<���������  n^-n  vvion 'which never, suspected ito own  ^���������Hi 4-.resolved, if ever fortune  fevered  her,  lo  reward   Nils- magnifi-  "u'was  about hair-past   four' In   the'  .morning when they arrived at Barholm,  The steamer was seen rounamg a lieaa-  land far out in the fiord, and the moon  which was just dipping under the edue  of the mountains. Phone upon the biacK  smoke   that   rose   from   the   chimneys,  trailing like a huge winding ^^P^ x"  its track.   The ligh-l of a kerosene lamp,  threw   a  foeblr*  glare  upon   the -;sriov.  ���������about the two windows in that P*uot  the   inn   which    served   for   a  coun.rj  ���������store and post-oflico. and a ^eopy flgurt  in   a   cardigan  Jacket    could    be  seen  ���������standing before a table sort!n- letters  sc-alins" parages,   and    Puttuiff   them  into   the  mail-bag.     Hulda,    who  ������as  chilled  from  the long ride,  got out of  th- slPlffh. intending to go in and warm  reraelf.    But  it   suddenly  occurred   to  *������r  tluit  the  postmaster  would   know  5Ur a  d miVh-L #tke it into his head to  frustrSo lev design.    She ������*e������tore returned  to the yard, and, saying good-  Vye to  Nils,  handed  him a five-krone  P1" K> v������ wouldn't take it amiss, Miss  Huldy." he remarked, after an. awkward pans*, during which be fadbqe1}  turning 'ho coin In his hand, yea  need that money more than -I do.    And  of .yi'-Il do ine a good turn ���������  ��������� "Nils I forbid you to speak- to me  ilk- that." she ejaculated, stuns to l.h������_  quick by r-cme Implication m J������������ ���������a"  rW tco vasue Mr expression, and Nils,  with a half-guilty took, sheepishly  r<->ckclp<-l his <oin.  ���������' Devilish hlsh-splrlted R^l. that M.ss  xT-ihlv." he muttered to him pel C, *"-  mirlriKly. as he rummaged in th-t box  under the .-eat of the sleigh for a- ba*  of oa-f. -'She won't leave the likes of  hor in the parish when she's gone.. .  ��������� He lid not venture 'to follow her to  the  pier,   whereJi_e_8a.w_#i_.hb^s������.nd  Site'descended into the, ill smelling jjwrjOr*  ',   tory when the weather conLjwllcd her. '  a suspicion  that romances were beirjg  spun   about her.    The   interest -wlwcili  her   beauty  and   her  silent    self-sufficiency aroused    in certain      masculine  hearts  required   sternmeasures  to be  repressed.    She was, indeed, subject to  some", annoyances,   excusable   only  on  the  pica of excessive  admiration,  and  she   took  them 'pla-cidly     amd   with-..a  cool   self-possession   which   disooura-g-  ed  further advances.    A callow. Dane,  wibh a downy moustacilie, who refused  to  be  discourageel,   had  to  be  bluntly  snubbed.     He  ha-J    been     persecutin-g  ���������her with gallantry and vapid remarks  about the weather, and she-had at 11 rst  srtio'wai hiin forbearance  on account of  his -youith,. because ahe knew that the  steerage was not governed by the etiquette "of   the   first   cab-in.     But   when  o-ne-evenimg   -he planted himself at her  side   in   spite   of   the   chilly   reception  s'he accorded him, and observed,  ' ' '  rather  late,   isn't   it ?"   she   could  ist   the   temptation   to   reply,  ��������� It's  not  man.  " 'Shall I discount you?'  " 'Not unless you insist upon it: I'm a  little out of practice, but I'll try and hold  my own.' If I don't succeed'in doing that,  you can discount me if you like.'  "So they started to play.    The young  chap won the bank, and he reeled off 12  of the caroms in quite dazzling fashion.  Then he looked around for approval while  he chalked his cue.    The untidy looking  man attempted a comparatively easy ohe-  aud missed it-by a hair.    The young man  smiled   in   a  superior   sort   of   way   and  cracked   out  nine   more.     Tbe  ordinary  looking man made two and then fell down  on a comparatively easy draw.   He didn't  look  in  the least  worried,   however,   but  stuck a couple of sticks of chewing gum  into his face and chewed away at "them  contentedly.    The young man ran out in  three or four more innings,  wtth a score  of 550 to 12 in his favor.    He crowed ex-  ultingly,  aud then he  started  to  put  up  bis cue.  " ���������Through?' inquired the ordinary looking mau. '   '  "''Yes,' was tbe reply: 'I don't liko to  play solitaire. I'm afraid you're not quite  hard enough a nut for me to crack, my  friend.'  '" 'Oh, well, we might as well have another game,' said the man with tbe stub-"  by mustache.  " 'Well, I don't mind,' replied the youth  with the inflated chest measurement.  "So at it thoy started again. The young  man forged steadily ahead.  " 'Here,' he said when he had 15 on his  string to the ordinary man's 4, 'I'll discount you, and I bet I go out before  you've run 20.'  " 'Let 'er go,' said the ordinary looking  man.   'What's the bet ?'  " 'Make it $5. shall we?' inquired the  large headed youth, sizing up his opponent as if be didn't believe the latter had  anything like that much in his clothes.  "'Five hundred, if you want to.' said  the seedy looking man, pulling out a.wad  of dark green ones big enough to stuff a  horse  collar.    The   young   man  sort  Tlie ArtlMt's  Hoodoo.  "Artists are a. queer lot," remarked  one of them yesterday,-as, be smoked  pensively In his Chestnut street studio  and gazed dejectedly at a half finished  sketch. "I can't do'any' work today  just Because I dreamed of a redheaded  girl last night. That lets me out. I  can dream of any other kind of girl  and it doesn't affect my; work, but'if  the vision of my dreams.has red* hair  I'm no good tbe next day.  "No. it's not superstition. I .don't  knoVwbat it is. All artists'have .their  off days from some cause or other, and  some of tbem have antidotes. .1 have  noiie. I just give up .when the" redheaded girl comes across the path of  oiv dreams.  "A friend of mine counteracts the effect of his hoodoo by clothiug himself  in an outlandish way.; I have seen him  working in an opera hat. the coat of  his dress suit and a pair of pink pyjamas, aud doing good work at that. Another friend of mine always eats a lot  of raw onions when he has a particu--  larly seutlmeutal subject to handle.  .But when it conies'to me I just have to  give op."-   POLITICAL QUIPS.  Iu some parts of Mexico whisky is sold  for 1 cent a drink. Almost anybody  could afford to run for office down there.  ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Just think of it! The senate will try  to <'et a vote on the financial bill some  time early in February. The suddenness  of such dispatch will shock tbe country.���������  Detroit Journal.  Keceut calculations establish that the  ���������iverage service of men in public life tn  this country does not exceed ten years.  The large majority of congressional and  legislative members are chosen for a  single :,;rm. and they come and go unheeded.���������Syracuse   Herald.  How to Lenrri Goofl EncH������l������.  -If the pupil-always bears correct Eug-  lisbl'rom his1 teachers and is always cor- ������  rectod when be uses incorrect English h������   ,  will acquire a correct use of .the language  without spending several years f-cuuyin������  books devoted to  rules and 'their many  exceptions,   diagrams,' parsing,   spelling  lists, etc   After tbe pupil has learned to  use correct English, while learning some-  thing   else   which   he   writes   and   talto  about, five hours a week for one school  year is all that, is necessary for the sy������-,  tematic teaching of English grammar.--  , Gun ton's Magazine.        -     ,  The' Best Cure for Cold*.  Only those who have used Griffith*'  Menthol Liniment can appreciate Ito  value for coughs and colds, especially  with children. Apply it to the throat  and obest on a flannel when going to ������������*J.^  and the result will (surprise you. Try w.  35 cents, by all druggists.  Slie IlnO Obitcrved.  Mrs.   Housewife���������And   so  you   have  fully decided to be married,'' Bridget** '  flave yon considered that marriage is  a very serious thing?  Bridget���������Yes, mum.  I've been watch- '  iug   you  and  Mr.  Housewife.���������Somor-  ville Journal. ' '  HIS OWN ]?JftEE WILL.  Dear Sirs,���������I cannot speak too strongly of the excellence of MlNAiip*S  LiINIMBJNT. It is THE remedy iu ������y  household for bu us, sprains, tetc^ a������ft  we -would not be without it.  It is truly a- wonderful medicine.  JOHN A. MAODONAt������.  Publit-hev Arnprior Chronicle.  re.-  To b������ continued.      . her.  walking  rapidly up and down among  i)<igs,  trying lo  keep  her blood In motion.    The  steamer was coming nearer  r,.rA   neiimr.   and     presently  set  up  a  Good Judgment.  The most necessary talent in a man of  conversation, which is what we ordinarily intend by a fine gentleman, is a good  judgment. He that has this in perfection is master of bis companion without  letting him. see it and lias the saint; advantage over men of any other qualifications whatsoever as one that can see  would have'over'a blind man of ten times  his  strength.  A. Qnnlil'ylsis; CXauMe.  dragged   himself  out   upon    the   stops,  carrying a very slender mail-bag. I/igh.t.  appeared in the upper windows, and   a  drowsy    commercial     traveller     came  stumbling  along-  over  all  sorts  of  obstructions, swearing to himself to keep  himself awake.    Hulda pulled down her  veil,  and,   looking neither  to  the  right  nor to the left, continued her walk until the steamboat, had  been secured to  the   pier   and   tbe   gangway    lowered.  Then   Nils  came,  running with  her va-  which  she bad  actually forgotten,  she murmureel some hasty word of  thanks as she shook his    horny hand.  And  this  was tbe hardest moment she  had yet endured, this final leave-ta.king  with   Nils,   which   made  her  step  irretrievable and irrevocable.    She seemed  yet  to have a safe  path of retreat as  long as Nils was there, but now, when  she saw his uncoin'h figure trudging up  the hill and putting the bridle on the  link- bay,  a chilly raininess- stole over  her. and she began to tremble.    But in  order to forestall  her weakness���������In order  to  remove   tho  question   from  de-  batt���������she    walked     rapidly    over    the  llr-e.  p n d  OF THE  SOLDIERS OF THE QUEEN  FROM, CANADA .  ������s .Dr. Chase's Oininie-nt..'  Skilled surgeons, with their trained nurses and ambulance corps, look well  to the fcuffeiings of soldiers wounded in battle, the Rod Oioss Society has.provided comforts; for the hospital, but there are other sutteiings, which, though  not h>o fatal, are none the less toituriug.  JLion.������ walks make sore feet, heavy clothing and accoutrement causes chafing  aud fhn irritations, sleeping on tbe grouud and exposure . to all sorts of  weathei brings on tortuiing, itching piles.  Agamsc these miseries the soidiers have been well armed, as each one carries with him a box of Dr. Chase's Ointment, the gift of the proprietors of  Dr. Chase's Remedies.  Fliotojgrrnplilngr, n.  Tlffer.  Mr. Gam bier Bolton, tlie famous animal photographer, says that ono of hla  best studies was of a tiger at the London zoo. which nearly put an end to  his life. Mr. Bolton was inside the  barrier which prevents the public from  going too close to the cages and waa  taking a' photograph of another tiger,  when one be had not noticed came  strolling from behind some rocks and  made a spring at him. A child'called  nut. and Mr. Roltou darted back just  In time. His head was underneath the  focusing cloth when the tiger anJtto  ���������tho.'attempt, and as the camera Was  utterly ruined it is pretty well certain1  that the photographer's head would  have been smashed to pieces. Hcnr-  ever. Mr. Boltou paid the animal out,  for he egged it on to make a second  charge and took a photograph of !t In  the act.  A  n������n.*45>ntili|e (Icqncit.  "1 suppose when you grow up to be  a man, Bobbie, you'll waut to be an  earnest Christian, won't you?"  "Yus, sir, if it won't interfere with  my bein a plrate!"���������Ally Sloper.  When iu  ca^pat  *Im^.I*^.���������^^^*E������������?������Z  it-will" MoSubteal, prove of event value to our boys m  South  have so frequently expressed their appreciation of Dr. Onase's Ointment; t-.a'  3 " '   -*��������� ������������������-- ���������'*- nnr  Vmvs'in   SouthAfrica.    Ex  Seige&nt  ���������^i^.��������� Wm. Johnston, 10th Royal Greuadieis, writes as follows:���������"It is im-  pot-sible ior me to speak too highly of Dr. Chase's Ointment for piles and any  itchiug or irritation of the Bkiu. It is simply mvaluab.e. Many of our men  usea it while in camp  in  the hot summer  months, and .received excellent  results."  Dr. Chase's Ointment is prescribed by physicians as the only positive cure  "' " "'���������' ~-���������^������ri onrrrinai .>perations, which were cruel, ex-  as the world's greatest cure for  tents a box at ail dealers, or by  for piles.    It has entirely superseded surgical operations, which  peut-ive aud painful.    It, stands without a rival as the world's greatest cure for  ituhing skin initations and skin eruptions; 60  mail on receipt of price, by Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  "I wish, Adeie, dear, that another  time when you want to scold me before the servants you'd do itiu French.  io they won't understand!"���������Fliegcuda  Blatter. ,  m  ml  ii  ���������If  . I  ( 1  1  1  .1  :f  4  ma eft/  ������. SOAKED WITH BLOOi).  A  FAMOUS   DUELING  GROUND, NEAP  THE  NATIONAL CAPITAL.  I  f  ;   f  l,  Th* Historic Field Where Bra-re De-  oatnr Wum Killed by Barron-TI������e  Hnson-McCarty mid Cilley-Griive.*.  JL.1Za.irH of Honor.  The little village of Bladensburg. about  ' fire miles from Washington, once the  home of the flower of Maryland's aris-  tocracy, ,but now a rambling collection of  decaying houses, is" rich in historical association, but-it has'attained more proui-  - inence for its famous dueling ground  than for any of its other features.''- A  short distance outside the town a little  ravine leads down from, the road and  opens   Into, a   sort   of  miniature   amphi-.  ��������� theater, admirably suited to the purpose  which for many years it served.' A slen-  t iler stream wanders tbe length of its  level,  grass  covered   bottom,   while  hills  - rise protecting!}* ,on either side, and two  great trees.  about���������80 yards apart, mark  __ the ends of  the grounds.    It is .here  so  many  "affairs  of honor.'*  most  of  them  cruel and entirely unnecessary and all unfortunate, have been settled.  Tbe   initiation    of   the   spot    into   its  *���������* grewsonie   usage   occurred    in   the   early  part   of   the   >yar   1814.   when   Edward  ." Hopkins. (an ensign of infantry, was shot  ',       by   an   unknown1 antagonist. ' The   next  ,.       duel _followed soon al'icr, wbon  Kandall.  a naval cadet, settling a dispute at eight  paces with pistols, killed Fox. a clerk in  the treasury department.  - /" Of   the, many'   duels   that   have   been  ���������'fought bore none have been more typical  ��������� as examples' of what is known as "lire  eating" than that between General Ar-  mistead T. Mason, United States senator  from   Virginia,   and   Jobn ,M.   McCarty.  - l During a political debate; insults were  freely exchanged between tbe two. and  Mason challenged McCarty, who was his  ��������� cousin.'/The challenged party proposed  that tiiey jump from tbe dome of the cap-  itol. then/that they light with pistols'over  a barreb of - powder, and. dually,- that  they struggle to the death with dirks.  All these interesting suggestions were objected to by the seconds, who gravely  stigmatized -them.as "unusual, extraordi-  - nary aud opposed to the code of honor,"  '  but the .matter was settled with muskets  loaded with ^ball at. ten feet.   It is noed-  'less   to  state   that' tbe  result   was   most  . sanguinary,   for   Mason   was   killed  out-  "'    right, and  McCarty  recovered only  after  a long illness. ,  * These and   other" duels  had given  the  , place'an ill name and antevil reputation.  '    ' when the country  was electrified  by the  startling- news of. that  deplorable, affair  in which the gallant Decatur lost his life.  /f The quarrel had arisen between th* two  V ���������   post captains,  Barron''aud Decatur, over  the incident of,tbe search of the ill omen-,  ' ed Chesapeake'by the British prior to the  '.    war  of. 1812  and   the  subsequent   court  martial of-Barron, who at that tiiue was1  iu couunaud of the frigate.    Decatur was  a member of the board of judges which  so severely punished  the delinquent and  kad afterward, with a hostility that now  seems   somewhat   uncharitable,   opposed  fill the efforts of his disgraced brother officer toward   reinstatement  in  tbe  navy.  A long and rancorous correspondence ensued.     Urged  on   by  interested  mischief  makers, tbe dispute was carried past the  kope   of   friendly   adjustment.     All   the  preliminaries   having   been   arranged,   a  duel   was  decided   upon   for   March  22.  1820.  The men met on the field, and a short  conversation    occurred'   between     them,  which   was   evidently   in   a   conciliatory  tone.- as Barron  was overheard  to reply  to a remark of his opponent. "Would to  God you  had  said  as much  yesterday."  .Nevertheless the two officers squared off,  faced  each  other at  eight   paces,   raised  their pistols and at the first utterance of  the signal of the old dueling code, "One,  two.  three,  four: stop!" fired almost  simultaneously.     Both  fell, and  Decatur's  second.   Lieutenant   Bainbridge,   rushing  forward,   found   him   to  all   appearances  dead.     In  a   few  moments,  however,  he  recovered consciousness and asked  to be  moved to the side of his antagonist, who  - was seriously and at the time believed to  ye mortally wounded.    A few almost inaudible remarks passed between them, of  which enough  were heard to assure the  listeners that a reconciliation  had  taken  place.     Barron   murmured  something  to  -, the effect  that   he hoped they  would  be  better, friends  in  the  life  to come  than  they had been in this, to which the other  responded. "I  have never been your enemy,   sir."     They   were   removed   in   carriages   to   Washington.   Decatur   to   his  mansion   in   Lafayette square,  where be  died early the next morning, and  Barron  ' to    the    hospital,     where,    after    ninny  months  of  pain,   he   recovered.     It   is a  curious   fact   that   both   were   absolutely  opposed to dueling on principle, but were  constrained,   tbe  one   to   prefer  and   the  other   to   accept   the   challenge.- because  they   believed   their   profession   of   arms  forbade them to do anything else. '  One morning in tbe summer of 1S"C������. hi  a   cornfield   near   tbe   town,   two   young  midshipmen  canie to settle their dispute  by an appeal to arms.   The first, named  Sberbourne.    was   exceedingly    reluctant  to engage   and  said  to the* other.'a  son  ������������������f the composer of "The Star Spangled  Banner:"  "Mr. Key. I have no desirp to kill yon."  His  antagonist   returned:   "No  matter.  ,.  I came to kill you."  This was not encouraging, and Sher  bourne answered:  "Very well: then-I will kill yon." which  be promptly proceeded to do. as Key fell  dead at tbe first lire.  A duel which was really more a case of  murder than an affair of honor was fought  in \K13 near Bladensburg and. more than  any other single instance, served to de  relop the rapidly growing sentiment  against the foolish practice. Tbe aged  Jonathan Cilley, because of bis attacks  in congress upon a certain journal, was  challenged by the editor of the same  through a third person named Graves.  The old man properly refused to consider  the impertinent note, whereupon Graves  espouspd the cause of the editor upon  purely technical grounds and forced the  matter to an issue. Cilley. too proud to  again refuse, at last agi^ed to rifles at 80  yards: The first,shots were fired, and  both stood uninjured, but Graves still .insisted, and at the fourth shot the old  man dropped' with a rifle ball in his  heart. '���������  This disgraceful affair excited so much  public indignation that from that time-  forth the old dueling, ground has answered no sterner purpose than to amuse visitors, but if the natives are to be credited, "hants." as they solemnly aver, "has  if. t>*.t pbery nicht-'*,  Tben tlie Bnrslar Left.  A strong minded woman���������albeit she  looked it not���������moved into a rather lonely  suburb, and the house was topsy turvy  from the moving; On the second night  the strong minded woman was awaken-'  ed by the light of a dark lantern shining  into her face from the hand of a burglar.  It was the last straw, and she sat up in  bed and exclaimed with vexation:  "Well, if you can find anything,in this  house you're welcome to it. It's more  than I can do."  ,The burglar snapped down the slide of  his lantern. "Good night." he said, and  left the house without touching a thing.  ���������New York Commercial Advertiser.  A TOWER OF BASKETS  LONDON MAN SUPPORTS A COLUMN  16 FEET HIGH ON HIS HEAD-  Mnklns a-Ll-rinK.      ,  One of the old time darkies, on, beinR  asked "how he was making .out," replied  in this fashion: '  "Well, suh. times is mighty tight wid  me, lint I manage to make a livin."  "What are you doing now?" ���������-���������<���������  . /'Well, suh, I keeps de pot b'ilin by  doin a little plowin. a little votin en a .little baptizin, en w'en day's nuttin doin a<  dem three I hangs rouh de white folks en  waits 'twell dey.gits in'de notion ter run  fer office ag'in!"���������Atlanta Constitution.  He Ha*  Attained   Extraordinary Skill  in  i  Moving:   Aloiiy: the '������t iceu of  tho   Me-  i  trop-olis  VI itli Fourteen l-'uui-teuii-iiicli  Hi Jill It-asket* on His H*-;ul���������Ht������ Ai-pin-.*,  to Kaueh  Twenty IiiiokatK Yet.  I 1  In London's * greatest market,  Covent Garden, the subject of the  photograph here shdwn came - into  being. '     I  The man holding the baskets on  his head is a simple Covent Garden  porter named Edward Skillbeck, who  in tbe ordinary couree of his duties  finds it expedient, on occasion, to  carry baskets.  Other porters in tho same market  carry' baskets, but 'it Is doubtful if  they attain the degree of skill in the  art exhibited by this man. They carry from six to ten baskets, but Skill-  beck aspires *to a score. As yet he  has only succeeded in carrying four-  -tcen    a.t'   one-  time'  in  the   manner  Ami  bl  ���������hrrlfM.  The'postoflice of Berlin has just put  into practical use six of the "Loutz-  ki"'automobiles, of which the picture  below is a representation. A large  .additional number, of these horseless  wagons are under construction at the  yinibi  HOW   AUTOMOBILES CAK.IMT   THE   MAILS   IX  "     "   BERLIXV ' .  ���������    *"  works" of thC/Gesellschaft fur'Automobile Wagenbau, which -is a good  proof 'that- this system of mail, delivery has comi.to stay in Germany and  ceased to bo an experiment... Severn!  other large cities In Germany will  soon adopt the same delivery method.   * *% *   '  Some Queer Vantemi  He put0his fingers in the open ironwork of the hotel lamppost to steady  his1 <woak knees, wiped the rain from  bis face with a shaking baud and fixed  an uncertain eye on the windows of  the dining roomv He was very drunk.  His face was pale and hairy. The thin  rain bad soaked bis rags. Inside the  diniug room well groomed men and  Kbowy women sat in a glory of tinted  lights, in a room beautiful with table  flowers, shining with silver and cut  glass, warm with crimson walls, damask curtains, plush carpets. They lifted delicate food to solemn faces. They  smiled formally. The dripping observer kept hrs watery eye on th-em. "Well."  be said. In a voice of generous pity,  "sbpose they're enjoy'm'selves ��������� in  tbr'own way."���������New York Commercial  Advertiser.  LONDON'S  COLTJMS OF BASKETS.-  shown,  but he is- practicing    to     do  his  twenty  or  more.  Each of the baskets carried ���������" by  Skillbeck will hold a bushel, .and it  measures in ��������� height fourteen inches.  The boy is scon to be" carrying fourteen baskets; therefore he is supporting a column sixteen feet, four inches  high. To this we must add the  porter's own height, which was, five  foet, nine inches, and we have a  n*oving- baskeiv column twenty-two  feet one inch' high.  The photograph here shown waa  taken with a four by five box camera. The carrier of the basket was  just about to cross the top of Southampton-street on route from a delivery wagon to a stall in the market  when he .. was snap-shotted without  'the'formality of a permission. He  was moving very slowly down the  street and about a tenth-second was  given   in   tho   exposure   of  the   film.  It is not ordinary, even for London, to see Covent Garden men bearing such burdens, and whenever this  particular porter appears with his  strange burden ho attracts no little  attention.  AN   INSOLENTJDOCTOR.   '  (uvtancei   of   tbe   Rudeness   of   Thai  Famous Physician. Abernethy.  The Duke of Wellington, having insisted on seeing Dr. Aberuethy out of his  usual hours and abruptly entering hia  room, was asked by the doctor how he  got in. "By that door," was the reply,  "Then," said Abernethy, '"I recommend  you to make your exit by the same way."  He refused to attend George IV until he  had delivered his lecture at the-hospital,  in consequence of which he lost a naval  appointment. To a lady who complained  that on holding her arm over her bead  she felt pain he 'said, "Then what a fool  'you must be to hold it up!" He was fond  of calling people fools. A countess consulted him. and he offered her some pills,  when she<- said she could never take a  pill. "Not take a pill! VYbat a fool you  must be!" was the courteous reply.   '  A farmer of immense bulk came from  a distance to consult him, and, having  given an account of his daily meals,  which showed an immense amount of animal food, Abernethy said: "Go away,  6ir! I won't attempt to prescribe for  such a Hog!" A loquacious lady be silenced by telling her to put out ber  tongue. She having done so, "Now keep  It there till I have done talking." said  Abernethy. A lady having brought her  daughter, hecrefuscd to prescribe for her,  but told the mother to let the girl take  exercise. Having received his guinea; he  gave the shilling to the mother and saiu\  "Buy the, girl a skipping rope as, you go  along."  When the late Duke of York consulted  him. he stood whistling, with his hands  in his pockets, and the duke said. "I sup- '  pose you know who I am?" "Suppose I  do," was- the uncourtly' reply, "what of  that 7" To a gentleman who consulted  him for an ulcerated throat and wanted  him to look at it he said, "How dare you  suppose that I would allow you to blow,  your stinking, foul breath in my face?"  But sometimes he met a Tartar.      **  A gentleman who could not succeed in  getting the doctor to listen to his case  suddenly locked the door, put the key into his pocket and took out a .loaded pistol. 'Abernethy, alarmed, asked if he  meant to murder him. No: he only wanted him,to listen ,to his case aud meant to  keep him a prisoner till he did. The patient and ' surgeon afterward became  great friends.  M'SWAT'S TORTURE.  OR  ONE CAN   HAVE TOO MUCH  OF A  GOODTHING.  The    Horrible   Story    of   a.   Sensitive  Ilouaeiioltier Wlio Lived on tlie F"Jit  of tlie Land. luit Corsld Hot I'roiicr'y  Anjtrevlute   Iii������  Lueii. '��������� '  CHAJPTKi: 1.  - "Lobelia," asked Air, McSwat as be  surveyed the enormous- fowl that loomed up before biro on the huge platter,  "how much'did this bird weigh��������� gross  weight. 1 mean, feathers and alj���������as it  came from its beautiful home in the  country?"  "Twenty-seven and a half pounds,"  replied Mrs. McSwat. "The man said  it was the biggest turkey, he had sold  this year."  After a few moments spent in a careful survey of the enemy, for the purpose ,of deciding the proper strategic  point at which to begin the attack, lie  grasped bis trusty weapons and sailed  in. r . ,  CHAPTER IL  "I .didn't order any meat for this  moal, Billiger." said Airs. McSwat as  they sat down to dinner next day.-  "There is plenty of the turkey left."  "Is this the same fowl we bad yes7  terday?" asked Mr.fMcSwat. surveying  it critically, carving knife aud fork in'  bund,  then.'  "It   looks   larger   than   it -did  CHARACT" R IN HATS*  A Severe Summary.  "It's won/lerful." said tbe man with  tbe solemn,, air of erudition, "what a  difference a slight matter will make in  tbe world's estimate of a man."  "It isn't so in literature." was the answer. "A man must have merit  there"���������  "Not necessarily. If be gets his spelling wrong���������- that's plain ignorance. But  it be gets bis facts-and logic all twisted ^-that's originality." ��������� Washington  'Star. ������������������".���������-;'���������' c  Nailed Down.  One of the severest punishments a  refractory soldier can experience is to  be "nailed down" in a tout. It is said  ilint a Turkish bnth is a frigid affair  as compared with a perfectly close  rent tinder a hot sun. and after an  liour or two of that- sort of sweating  ihe most rebellious soldier will readily  promise to be good.  A Cinch.  Wealthy'families in China who have  marriageable daughters whom tbey desire to keep at home advertise for desirable sons-in-law. The son-in-law  thus secured does not take his bride  away, but merely bangs up his traps  In bis wife's home and becomes one of  the family.  Tbe length of the Grand canal from  Hen tsin to Hang Chow. In China. Is  :.">t) miles. It connects great ports with  ���������w������h ^oal regions.  Latest Model.  "You have a bevel gear watch. I see,"  said Mr. Northside after; Mr. Birmingham had told him the time.  "What do you mean by that?" asked  Mr. Birmingham.  "I notice that it is a chainless:"���������Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  Tim Peculiar Claim   of   ������   Man   'Tim  H:is  StnrJi������*rt the Tiies   Ih:it .V������mi IVcar.  Show   mo  how   a   man  wears     his  hat, and I will tell you what    manner of man he' is,  says  the editor of  The  Hatters'   Gazette.   Notice     yourr  self how  he wears  his  headgear, and  you can make a  fair estimate  of his  character.       Select    the   man     whoso  hat  sccuis   to   have   been   made       for  him,   and   which   he  has   set  squarely  upon his  head  as  if it  were designed  so  to  do,  with  never a  tilt   ,to     the  left or right,  fore or aft.    He   is    a  methodical  and  a  comfortable     man,  with a rare endowment     of   common  sense.   Ho  it   not  given   to  flights   of  fancy.   He  obej's   the injunction of tho  homely philosopher, who advised   all  mankind   to   keep   its   feet     on       the  ground.   Men  whoso hats are always  too   large   for   them   are   of  reflective  habits.     They   are   careless   of   externals,    and    given     to     introspection.  They  are   philosophical   and   likely to  be    given    to    fits   of  preoccupation  They are apt  to ignoro  mere details  Conspicuously     of     tin's     class  was  Mr.  Gladstone,   whoso  hat brims    always  showed  a  disposition   to   reach  his cars.  Men  whose hat's arc always  too snm,l   are   vain   and   finical.    The  man  who  wears   his  hat. drawn  over  his  eyes  may  not  be a   '-crook,"  but.  he  is  undoubtedly   a  "schemer."    He  excels  in  strategy,   whether     he  uses  his  gifts  in an  army cumpaign  or  in  a coup  on  Wall  street.      Ho    is    not  cheerful,   in  fact,   is  given   to  gloomy  meditation.   Much   more   does the man  who   habitually   wears   his   hat   pushed   off his   foreheYtd  enjoy     the     confidence of  his   felf.ow-i.non.      The  man  who   wears   his Jiat 'off   *">-s   forehead  is essentially franVc. He is admired by  those who do  nopsagree  with  any  of  his  views    for     his    straightforwardness;     if    nature   has  not  gifted   hiir.  with-a   singing   voice,   he     whistles.  The  man   who   phi cos  his  hat  on   one  side    is     independent,    self-assertive;  he  is  in  danger  of .becoming vicious.  He  is  a  sport   by  nature   if not    by  practice.   Refused to Be Bluffed.  Mr Sproggins���������And if 1 decline to  let you have my daughter what do you  propose to do V  Mr Wibbleson���������I warn you that in  that case we are prepared to act Even  now my beloved Aurelia has her best  clotbeB on and awaits me near the railroad station. If you decide against us.  we will flee together and never come  back.  Mr Sproggins (without a moment's  hesitation)���������Then I refuse.���������Chicago  Newa  THE   FARMER HAD A  HUNCH.U  And  the Skin  Gamblers Did  Tfot Attempt to Detain Him.  A  middle aged  Maryland  farmer who  , picked the right ones to the tune' of nearly $S00 at the races got into Washington  ,on the night following the wind up of the  fair.    Fie was hunting for joyance,' and  three "cheerful  workers got hold, of hith  and nudged him into a four handed poker  game.     The  farmer didn't   know  much  about the game, but he won" steadily for  the first hour.,   Then the cheerful workers  went at him in a bunch, and they took  his winnings and bis own bundle off him  so fast that it made him sneeze.    One of  them got a "squee jib." which he explained   as   being  a   hand   tha-t   couldn't   be  shown,   and   raked   down   $135   of   the  Maryland man's money.    Another got a  la-llapaloosa, consisting of three clubs aud  a  pair of spades,  and   took $85 of the  farmer's money.    The Maryland man only   had   three  queens.     Another  of  the  merry grafters caught four diamonds and  the ace of clubs on top. which,  being a  "kifty nitch," beat any hand in the deck,  as  was explained  to the man  who had  won   out "on   the   fair,   and   the   "kifty  nitch" topped his king full and cost him  $90 more.    The Maryland farmer beg/in  to look pretty solemn when he was more  than $300 in the hole.   Then it came to a  jack pot.    All hands staid until the pressure became too great, and when two of  the grafters dropped out there was more  than $350 in the center of the table.  The  farmer stood pat. and he came back at  the grafter,   who  plugged  at him every  time with $25 raises.    When there was  more than $(500 in tbe middle of the table, the farmer pasted the amount of the  grafter's last raise into the center of the  table and called.    The grafter laid down  four jacks.  "No good," said tho farmer, throwing  fcis hand face down in the middle of the  table and raking in the pot.  "Hold on there," exclaimed the grafter.  "What are you trying to do anyhow?  I've got four jacks.   What you got?"  "I've got a hunch," said the farmer,  sweeping tbe stakes, which consisted of  bills and not chips, into his pocket, and  he backed ont of the room. He happened  to be.about 0 feet 3 and built proportionately, and the cheerful workers didn't at-'  tempt to detain him.���������Washington Post.  CHAPTER ill.      - ./: ��������� \ ,   _   ,  Saturday.  Dinner hour in the McSwat mansion.  , "Mow much did you say this majes;  t:<- ruin weighed when in the pride of  its' full grown beauty. LobeliaV"1 said  IWlligor. making a gasb'on the left  side of the turkey, hitherto.untouched,  aud slicing off some" of the white meat!;  "Twenty-seven pounds aud a half.'"'  "I bad "forgotten whether it was 27  ,. .   .<  oi-3T.    Did you ever see a picture of an ,  aopyornis. Lobelia ?" '   - '  "No.    What ip it?"  ' . V. ',  "It is a gigantic bird, of which some  remarkably  interesting  fossil remains  have been found,    lis ogg was several'-,  times as large as an ostrich's egg.   The-  bird itself. I am happy to-say. is now-  extinct���������unless this is an supyornis."  ���������CHAPTKRTV  " "The sermon this.morning. Lobelia."~  observed'Air.,.McSwat. sitting down'at."  tho table Sundnv-Hl'ternoon and.unfold- *  ing -bis napkin, "did uot strike me ,'as  being in the preacher's'happiest   veihl'.  What be said, though, about character  being, formed largely by the .bonieJIife.  with its .quiet and refined influences���������*  'Oh. groat C:usjir. Lobelia!    Is this that  thundering old turkey again?   .Are we   .  never going to havo tbe last of it?"  "Now. you needn't make a fuss about  that turkey. Billiger. It's nicely  warnied over, and it will be just,as  good ns ever. There's too much of It  to throw away, aud yon know it as  well ascl do."  "I'ardon me for asking tbe question  again. Lobelia, but how much did 3'ou  .-���������.ay it weighed in-the raw?"  "Twenty-seven and one-half pounds.  You ought to be able to remember it  '���������y this time,"  CIUPTRT" V.  Early next morning, before anybody  else in the bouse was stirring, tiilliger  .McSwat slipped down stairs, took the  remsiius of that lurkey out of the ico-  Uox and weighed thorn en the scales.  There still remained seven pounds  find a half, including the skeleton.  And the drumsticks, largo, leathery  and terrible, wore yet untouched.  Thereupon Billiger McSwat. with a  bunted look on bis face. fled.  lie took bis dinner down town that  <h\y. and when ho did return, at 11 p.  in., be sneaked up stairs to bed.  Tnti KXD.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  TrnJy   Polite.  Bound For Perdition.  A young wife who lives'at Edgewater  came to her mother-in-law with a heart-1  hroken expression recently and threw  herself on the floor in, the abandonment  of grief.  "Why. what is the matter. Mary?" tbe  elderly lady exclaimed. "Has anything  happened to Will?"  "Oh. mother! He's taken to staying  out nights!" wailed the unhappy young  woman.  "How long has this been going on, my  dear? It doesn't seem possible! I used to  know all about my boy's habits, and be  never went anywhere he shouldn't.. How  late does he stay away?"  "You know he usually leaves the office  at 5 o'clock, mother. Night before last  he never got home until 6. and last night  he didn't sot foot in the house until 20  minutes after 6. Ob, what shall I do!"���������  Chicago News.  Tlio  Goat  and   His   Sbeepslcin.  Bascorn���������Do you believe in a college  education?  Bllby���������Oh. yes. A college education  is all right, but the same is not always  to ho said of the man who faucies he  has one.  As   He   Fount!   It.  "What do yon Van] to be tbe principal  '^spouse in running an automobile?"  ������������������raying the installments on its pur-  ,������haso.*:  Housewife���������Clear out! I won't give  you a thing!  Beggar (as a barrel organ strikes up)  ���������Tben. madam, may I bog you for the  honor of a waltz at least?���������Meggen-  dorfcrs Blatter.  RdkIi   Deilnctlon.  "Poor thing.'" exclaimed one young  woman at the then tor. "That girl is  beautiful, but she is very deaf."  "How do you know?"  "She bas sat all through this French  farce without blushing once '*   "r    "~  .* >e |  *' "iv-1  >'*, V;v--f'l  ��������� V'NVft  '     '     *��������� 1   !. ,' s-, I  1'' j'l --JI  - ,'j >'  '      - -if.  ��������� .,v*y  , ���������*- j-1.  "������    V-J-ci  ������������������- (���������>���������  ij+rff  ^  -^ .<  " \ ( i  ,  ,'  1  -. K~- >' W&rr-nri.-w/i.-i  TB������*l>,*EA*>**5r**.l- ^������AJ������(������^.VV������r*3*l*'-'i������rt.V*>l\>-tJU.^L*1.*^-.rJl<r^iiiJ*..=i������-.  *^������*t*i. k^jf:t  ��������� ttXt + t^Hl*   ���������/^btlll  .*?-������-UJ*l,.-.-(l.   ^.JiJf^lJ* t������*irf-������i->*J*'������-ftJl   <  ������->���������*. teSn>.V������M  THE   CU3IS.3R.L,ANT>  NEW3  Issued 33vafy   Tuesday.  {K\ B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  The columns of TllK News are open r,o all  x*.h i wish to exyross therein vie.va on matt-  ^���������ersof public  inteitbt.  t  While v/e,d* n-.r hold ourselves  responsible f-r the utterances of correspoi d ;nt . 're  .xesery-   the right   of ,d< dining   to   insert  *!o<i.u.ii'nicH.t;ioiia i*uuec<j.MBi-uy persona i���������..  ���������?\U.ESDA-Y3    APRIL., 10th,    1900  NOTICE TO THE   SCHOOL  ,   (CHILDREN.  -The Cumberland Newp, cfiVr.-  <the ��������� following -.to encourage tlie  .growth of -flowers .h* .Cumberland  ^nd Union:  ��������� For the best 12 blooms of blotched  .pansies, one variety and marked  Ilklike, $1.50.  For-   the'-'best.   12-blooms,  cell  ' (Colored, oneyariety, one color, $1.50.  ���������Ftp the best .collection of paiii-y  jblooms, not less .than 12, each dif-  :|erent, $1.  ���������F.or .'the ;beet .arranged - bat-ket o:  jRansy blqpms, all colors, 50' cents.  F!or 4j^e (largest ��������� single pansy  ���������^)lbom, any<color, 50 cts.  Only, .children under 12 year of  .age.and attending the Cumberland  .j^choosl and ,w,ho ate living in any  jb-QUSe ,in .which .there tis a .subscriber  ���������to jth^e NjEWS.o.n April 1st, 1900, for  flOt Jess than shx: irjonths Flowers  juiwt <be;grown by .e^hjbitors personally. jEnlr^es to bemado.at the  ���������NtEW,s,oiffice from 10 to 12 a. m. on  June 30th.  v      tot,* ���������  ��������� Q-: ���������   ?!  bJ>9  ^Bloemfontein, -March   30.    Owing .to activity of the enemy on   pur immediate front  (and t^eir cloge actions!  toward .tho burghers "  .nd.^r   the   ^erina   of   niy   proclamation I  , ,fptind,it was  .necessary to .drive diem .from  Jiome   kopjiea they had   occupied   near the  tthe Kaarll-Siding station,-, a few miles south  fit Brandiort.    The  operation  was successfully .parried   put by the Seventh   Division  assisted   by the  First   and Third   Cav.ilry  jBrigades under  .French and Gen.   Gatacre'b  .regiment of mounted Infantry,    The enemy  jreredriren from their position aud retreat-  (ed to   Brandfort and pur   troops now   hole!  ,the kopjies.    Our   casualties  were,   killed,  .Capt.,Going; wounded,   Capts. Sellar, Lui-  (ud and   Puhles, five  lieutenants   and about  ���������lie hundred rank and field men.  .Pretoria,     March     30.���������Despatch    fiom  .Fourteen Streams says   the Boers on March  ,26 bombarded   the British  parnp there   and  jthat the British replied feebly and evacuated that place during the night.  Mafeking was bombarded for seven hours  on Tuesday.       ,  .London, Mr-rch 30.���������-Queen Victoria has  cabled Roberts asking him to convey to.  Mrs. Joubert her sympathy at the loss of  her husband.  ���������London, March 30.��������� Tho B-.iers' are con  (centrating in force about and J 5 milts  north of Bloemfontein aud Lord Roberts it,  sending .troops to engage thorn. Lord  Methune and forces that hid been operat-  ,ing in the Barkley district have been replied to JCimberly by Lord Roberts. No  explanation has been given for this but the  niounted troops are dissatislied at having  been ordered back.  ir g-ess t i 1* oiorii   will   uoiio-t of ;<. *���������< i e  ������-f-vac'i    forwa.-d    ri>ov< null"-* id   j} >tr , os  niiin a ill bo attaok&d by a   (jhiIjou of arm .  advancing rapidly   wi'n ���������.*-he<d    transp<-ri;i-  fcion, the army   coming up a* thu  mil-* ay is  repaired.     The reison whv   a hot cii;ise wis  not ma'de after Oo./i. Oliver   is that Roberts  did not wieih to w--*ar out the cavalry train���������  p -rts.    French lo*t 3,000 hor3es in rfclief ���������>'  K  riherly    and in   tK- p irsuis   <>f    Cro*-j;e  Lord Roberts lost 3,000 tr iiisport caU'e *<<"  it is estimated he   lost 3,000   men .sir.ct.- the  forward movement br-jjau on Feb. ,13.  Kr ���������fitif.-tad';, M=>rcii :;0C-(J-.   S-ut-    '<���������  ��������� 'i-iy eng^yi^i ib������.* BiiiiUi ;id Aiif������ikno  **iu'i  "f Braodfort and held l.iiViu a*,    li.iy    for t. ���������>  h-nrs.     Tho    bingbnis    fmi������hf    -.oil      '.'I:,  t-a Uil ii-.s =ire nnki-iiwa.  Prom Capo Tuvn u is K'por-i^l >.t-iii  f*i<j.i������.<lt ax S eyne ha-yom- to IVclona altt-i  insuing an order that idl Ihittsh Boers ic-  fu ii.y i. ��������� join ih������ Buer army shall l.e bhu .  S-orh'M of refugees lum-evt-r aro notoriou ly  iiiireliabie. Tho newt* - from elsewhere >s  veiy me-igre iliouyh tl-e L.ss. reports fiom  Na.tal iud:C:tle the speucly clashing of tbe  nppi/Miig arniies.  London, .April 2.--The War Office reports that Col. Broiichvoo.i lost seven guns  and all bis baggage in an ani'-ush laid for  hi in by Boers ou Saluidiy. T.'o casualties-  nuii,bur 350 killed.  L^sfldpn,   April  2.���������Roberts wires fas iol-  lo\vt-.-I   received tio-va l.ito   jesCHtday ufcei-  ���������oou from    Col.   . Broad-voud    mIii    *.-as at  Tht-baviohiu.    30b' miles east from hore that  information   had reached   him   thai; enemy  w.is approat'hin^'in  two  ..forces.   He staieo  that'if reports   proved Lruo be   would go cowards Waterworks, 17, miles neaier Bloemfontein   where   Ave have  a   detachment   oi  mutinied   infaiurj'   for   piolectiou    works,  lirnadwood was   told in   reply that auotbei  division would    march at   daybreak to sup  port him.aud if he  .t;o.-.t:ideitd ic   ut.cessarv  oe should    ictire   from    Waterworks.     He  moved there during   thu ultht and a- dawn  hu_was sl.eljcd as d   attaikcu.pn thieo sidcu  He SL-nt (wu hpi'be bait-, rits and Lis bayg<������^e  towards   Bloemfoctein.    Two   mil-.-s   from  watij.rwe'r!es the  ioaii crosbcs a  deep   ravine  which   the Boers   were  so v. ell hid   thai; in  tie scouts   passed over them and  not until  the-  waggons   wero entering   the   drift Hid  tne.\ show    themselves and   opened lire a: d  m u;y of the   drivers were,  shot and    rni ny  ^uns captured.    Tb������ remainder galloped off  c-vered by    Roberts'   horse   which suffejed-  litavdy.    All   the baggage   and seven guns  were captured and,the casualties are 350 including   200   missing.    On hearing  Broad  wood was   hard   pressed   I ordcied Frei en  with two remainirg cavalry brigades to follow iu support  of 9th Division.    The latter  after a maguifioeufc   march   arrived  'on the  scene of a zone of   action shortly   after 2 p.  m.    Broadwood's   force   consisted of Royal  Household Cavalry and  Tenth Hussars and  and Pilosphers B^tallions.    B;>er  force estimated .at 10.000.    The   leading battery was  soon on the Boer's ambush  in the river bed  that   the  1 atter    said:     "It's   useless  -to  advance s������ lay down your arms.  Kimbetly, April 2. ��������� There is great.Boer  activsty along the Vaa! River. 6,000 Boers  have assembled at various points between';  Fe-vurteen Streams and Christinia. Kruger  promised them to re-occupy Bloemfontein.  A big battle is near.     .' c ���������  Pretoria, April 3���������Cannonading was a-  gain.heard iu direction of Brandfort and expected tint verv heavy fighting has occured  around Mafeking. It is added that ��������� Col. '  PJumer's relief column was compelled to re  tire with loss.  London,    April    3.���������Describing   Broad-,  word's defeat tho  Bloem'fontein   Correspondents say the Boers   opeueel with a mureler-  .!,ij-u ii,i inji v. i-.. ii J;i  T-ie Wi>< r-'rr dm ;:i <i    E-i.e'.**  (X     I  U III   .Jll\ ������'���������  ,  ��������� m-rri   d'n *-  ^r,t:ic:������<-d    7 (������00   Bni-.sli   aid   i'iom-    the-rr  luck with heavy   lops      A  cu'-iriLC    ���������"���������">   <!-  ivporrs of wounded who b-ive   hu'vhi   h> ;  fis'hring   '-ccurred ali a'ong -hi*   ii-/*.     T  "eili-ral tro.ijis had position on  the .--idt  top of the mountain m biK British  Wit'   ---tio i  < .--.'i  i s  were on t!-e opposite s'dc of tho'lul .     ifjit- |  i-h charged repeatedly   but ^ere  jopnlted. '  R ports from Brandfort rrceivi d ia'er af ites ,  2,000 fedctals afcl^rjluMl 3.r00   B.itis-h    sue- J  c< s������fiillv   but that 13,000 British   reinforc*-  (7i"n{r, srrivi'i -i' (1 v ������������������   "' 'pra!.**    v.- ip    con -'  P"i)i-d t-i. vfiUif,    f.-d. v.-i'   1 <���������������������������������*.   1 i b-".       'II e  iv h"-f .-ti't ori-'um    ti*������-   wd'r-r v.>. iks   i\ b e h  11������ Br dish, shelled \e:U n^.iy <ifi'*n oon    ii ���������������  11 -'-rv iv-'p'-yi'ig. '  ("ape Towr, April .4. ��������� ft en Crcnj v, C 1.  '���������'nlui'liii'*    and o 000   Ivx*!'   pn.-onera; h->i\ d  lor  8r.   Kr-I'THI  to niglil.  London, April 3 ���������No ne\< -= hiR j et ! een  rectived o( the t'j^n oled battle bctvieen  French and the Boers. Tlicre i.*> now a re-  nif'e prospect for the r capture of the gurj������  md little news irom other points. M������������f������-  kii'g was stili bf*si< ged on M.������r������-h 30 and  ilu-re are runi������-rs ihat Bullir is picpar-ng u<  ���������liivance. The Bnfr* Lave retired from the  Waterworks, near Bloemfontein, duplieate  .nachiiiery is nvaibibio to replace ,bar'wbicb  the Bi'^r.s destroyed. - r '  Bfo'-nifontein, Apr-rl - 4 ��������� Gen. Colyil  ."���������in! G<-n. -French have eiven up tbe,'move  merit against" tbe'Bnerr. e.ist 'of 'Blbem'fo-.i-  fieui.tlnd have lvjoir.ed ?'be main army. The  Boeis have pro'*ably moved cl.-uv.hero and  if fouth west Gati Colville com d as easilv  -tiike them f:ui;t Kloeinfontem as by " fe-1-  Inwiug them  aco-*- tho j.*l A<:^..  The iBr:ii.-<h (.ariiho-. at Siiiingfonlei-'  was ar������ns*������d. at- uo<h>is |if. I^y u-furn atior  that Boers iu force  -^eio   about to  make a:  IDES HHD DEER SKIMS  McMillan fur & wool co.  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I'be li, itit/i   art;   in   urytn"  iif-ed  of if-u ouiiis,  The Teu tucu----o autlu)f;itir*������ are $<iin$; t>  alb V." l.iit* ti'iint-l'O t of British so'eljuro b\  railway through Uu-ir li'mt.nry in Uliodesi*  Dublin, A-Jaioh -1 ��������� Qn< en V)er<*na  .lmded in.Ireland ibis me-nurjg f<-r tbe ffr.-.t  time in 39 years. She v as leeeiveel will-,  great ijuihu->ianin.  Bi-ust els, April   4. ��������� The Prince of   Wal������ h  \vas shot at   to-day while leavit g   I  road station.    Tie t\'as not hurt.  Lorei-z-j M-irqnex-, April 5 ���������Shirp fif.'ht-  iut; occured ou April 2 iu the nei^hhoihood  ��������� f Mafeking. The gai-rieon made a s-ortre  while Plumer's cavalry attacked the Boers  al Ramathulabn. Both attacks repulsed.  , London, Am-ii 5.--The Bloemfontein cor-  pespondent tay- element's force traverseel  Peterusberg c'n S-inday morning and is now  encamped a day's march from Mateking.  Mafeking, Awi-il 5 ���������Thcrchas b'.en little  excitement during the past week. Th*  Boer shell fire comes in ficful gusts :\nel has  little effect. The Boers seem to be breaking up their main laiger   but have taken up  Minis m .      1 ne Viuu-na   dele^a-ium to.Lib-  ti-al ^invention .Mill be ivenly  divided.  Iv malum, Apr*.! 4, ��������� The Libcials of i.oi th  j\'.ii;,<imo held a meeting last night and p:tb-  ud a itsi'luiic-n against Party lines and leael-  ei.iiin.ot    Martin.     Ten delegates    will    be"  heiit to Vai-oe>uver Lo fuoiruw.    '   '     ���������  X'iciofia, 5. ��������� ro-nJyht'b Ga/jtte will an-  n������ M.ce -lif. iippeuiiVmenc <jt Alex McKay ������f  L ii:nb������-r ���������.������.!.d da    Lieeu.*-^   Uciiiiiniasioiier   for  <;>.>   ox Ui**iriet, vice   Kyder   ai-d Ai li  Mc-  Jn> no (,f N.maimo for Ti^cada.   o   c  FOR SALE CHEAP���������Afirst-clafs  Piano.    Apply at Newh offi'iue.  GOOD . . 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Society      Cards  The head of the   army of Roberts is now  ,20 miles north of   Bloemfontein.    It  occu-  pies a cluster   of hills won  from   the Boers  after*   stiff fight  yesterday   in which    the  British lost 7   officers   and   150 men.     The  Boers   had   been  using   these   kopjies as a  base for   marauding   bauds   that   have been  ���������beating up the   country  near  Bloemfontein  driving off cattl?  and forcing resident Free  Staters into ranks   again.    The enemy must  have been in large numbers   as Roberts scut  11,000 troops against them.    Lord  R,ot������ert  Kaffir drivers of the oonvoy ran away leav.  ing their teams and it was impossible for  our men to hit the hidden enemy. Oar  gunners fought bravely trying to save tbe-  guns but our people were hampered by the  Kaffirs who ran hither and thfther looking  for-shelter, meanwhile the enemy were iiot-  iy pressing Broadwood. Tbr British showed magnicent bravery and the arrival cf reinforcements saved Broadwood from annih  ilation. It is reported that the seven guns  have been recaptured.  The whole force is retiring on Bloemfontein. Tbe whole affair was a feint intended  to frighten Free .Staters who were discussing surrendering to Roberts. The Boers  are still holding the Waterworks and th  line of hills behind.  Pretoria. April 3.���������There has beer'.   Itenvy  an ther   entrenched     position     northward  with a view ot   preventing the   approach of  tha relief forces.     Our   sharp shooters keep  up a. steady   interchange   of fire.    M.   S.  Sete, a native chief has   broken out against  the Boers.    An   Irish-American trooper has  deserted to the  Boers and a   reward of ������50  has been   offered for his capture, dead or a-  live.  .-    ���������     ��������� ��������� ;."'������������������:'".  Twenty of Plumer's men were, fouud dead  on the fiield md six others missing and the  federal losses are small. Rumor is current  that a relief party is approaching Mafeking from the smith.  A deapi ch from Cape To.vn announces  the departure nf Second Couungeut fo thu  Canadians te> the front.  Brussels, 5.���������It was a bey of 1G years old  named Sipedo who fireel at the Prince of  Wales.    He has been arrested.  POLITICAL HEWS.  Victoria, April 3.���������-O. S. Ryder, of Cumberland, was sworn in this afternoon as  Minister of Finance and   Agriculture in the  Martin Cabinet.  Alberni, B. C, April 4. ���������At meeting of  Liberals helel here last night Party lines  were adopted and Mr. Martin as leader.  Delegates will be sent to the Convention at  Vancouver to-morrow.  Victoria, April -A.���������In the next issue of  the? Provincial Gazette will appear the name  of C S   Ryder   of Cumberland   ns   Finance  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F.& A.M..U.C  Courtenay 13. C.  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Ai <'< raon, deputy  \'l  minister of effiiculture:  h  By the kindiTess of ;." generous  friend  I) -wbolm-e '-*>'  Ftimu'f.tf    tTie  ^activities of  l.oys -irul t-sv-s in f-mn Ironies  in such di-  ' ic :i.ms,as will  lend    them out (educate)  il- i<> hapi������v..rrirl u**e'fii! lives, I am  a'-.le to  " rfTer Sio,<>rjoliii ca*h prizes ior  the selec-  -13 n 'if pjsed sjMin**   on   firms   in all   the"  'i-iovinces o'n -A plan  "inch   will   lead to  "���������^.leat improvemrm'in ihe 'crops, tli rough-  .<i������t the \vhe)!e co miry. ���������   - "    ,  It is hitflil   desirable that the ho*, s and  ;-i"irls'in 'arm homes sJiould-Murly^rifc s'ib-   j  jvet and begin the selection of seed yrain- j  .  ni.der the advice-and supervision ol their j  . -paints-     - .    ? ' ���������  I. Ther ro'mpetition' >n every- province  -will be'o'pen to ;dl boys and .yirls in it who 0j  , !fiave"'not-passed  their   eighteenth birth-  ,day before the -l**t J.inuar\. T900.  II. There will he sep.ir.rte competition-!;  for each" province; - and uhe   Nouh'Aes  'Territoiies are   to be   considered a-5 one  iprovincefor this purpose.  111.-The main competition   will   con-  tmue'for three years; and the   pnzes   will  be awarded,to those who obtain the   la--  )i  ^est number.of marks   on the ' following  ���������plan:   -  (a) Any acre of oats, on the farm- at  which.the competitor lives, may be selected for 1900, one- mark-will be awarded  for every ponnd in weight of grain eifgood  quality obtained from the ocre 111 1900  - (b) Before the grain is harvested in  -1900, a quantity of lar������e heads-sh-ili be  selected to yield enough heavy plump  ���������seeds to sow one acre 'in 1901, and two  -marks will be awarded for eveay pound  ���������in-weight of grain of good quality obtained   from the acre in 19x51.  (c) Before the grain   is   harvested   in  ���������J901, a quantity of large heads   shall  be  lected to vield onrug heavy plump seeds  o sow one ace i* 1902; and three mirks  ���������will be awarded for every pound in weight  of grain of gosd   quality   obtained   from  the acte in   1902.  (d) The competitor    who   odtains   the  I'   -largest number of marks in   the  total  of  )   the three years will receive the first nrize  1    in the province; the competitor;who'-��������� ob  tains the second'largest-number of marks  the second prize; and soon for ten prizes  in every province.  (e) There will be also prizes for wheat  on the same plan.  (f) The following show   the -prizes for  one province:  Out's. Wh������ii1.    ... ..,....$100  Sioo  .:'..- :....:.........    75       50  OK  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������a*,     . ������.*J  ��������� ���������������*-*���������������������������������������������*������������������������������*���������.������������������        X.t)  ��������� ������������������������������������*���������-������������������*������������������������������������.���������������������.        IU  ��������� ���������������������������'���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������a tJ  tered fcr competition may beptcked; one  mark will be awarded for every seed on  the one hundread heads and two marks  for every grain (in. weight) which those  seeds weigh. n  (b^ The competitor who   receives   the  large-it number of mr������-ks will receive it'bc  lint prize tn the   piovmce; the competi  tor who obtains es-..ccond   1 arrest   num  ber of in.irks, the se-cond   prize;   arid   so  on for the ten jams m every"   province.  (w) The following show thi   prizes   for  one.province* for i9������o;       t  <  ,   .        -' On--. Wheat  1st   prize 7 $  2ml, "   , .".._.   ....  iJirt,    ���������'   ' .*   4th    ", '.   5tb     "   ������ i'. " '    "  7ih '  S h*  9 th '  Wth  ii  "--"  ���������  ��������� '--"��������� '-���������-"  Si  tf  I  c  ...   -^...... .  ���������Jo  '/0  V>  12  10  8  5  5  5  5  $110  $ -25  20  -    15  12  . In  8  5'  ' 5  5  5  ������110  above,  .     HIGHEST   GRADE  Spectacles & Eyeglasses  '    IN GOLD AND STEEL   F11A.MKS  -To Suit til Sight*.  STOOD ART,   ;  Watchmak* r ��������� <fe Optician.  JAS  A.  CARTHfEW*;  There-will be sets of prizes as  for Qntarjo, Quebec, New Brunswick,  N >va, Scctia, Prinde Edward I-s-land,  .Manitoba, Northwest Territories and  British Columbia respectively, in I9*.k>,  and aiso in 19m and ie^<>2.  Summary:   100 large heads.  1300: ti?ts 3110  Wheat 110     .  1901: do  1902: do  ������220 x S���������$ 1,760  1,760  1,760  I  $ 5,280  Three year lb. grain per acre competition:'  Oats '. ������295  , Wheat: :...; 295  $590 x 8���������S 4,720  Livery Stable i  Teamster ��������� and Draymen  Single and  Double  rigs      :  for Hire.     All Orders    ���������'  , Promptly   Attended   to     ;  R.-&HAW, Manager. .:  Third St., Cumberland, B.C.:  1  1st  2nd  prr  14  1'  3rd  <������  V  4th  tt  V  5th  <<  f,  6th  tt  t\  7th  ft  >i  9th  9th  tt  tt  I!  10th  ti  7-->  5'  5  5  15  10  . 5  5  5  5  $295   $295  (g) There will   be   sets   of   prizes   us  abvoe for Ontario, Quebec, New   Bruns  wick,  Nova    "Scotia,     Prince     Edward  Island, Manitoba, Northwest Territories,  and British Columbia.  IV. There will also be sets of prizes  annually for the roo heads of grain which  contain the largest number of seeds tf  the best quality picked out of those selected from the acre each year,  (a) Any 100 heads fromthe' acre   en-  $10,000  V. All those who desire to enter the  competition shouJd send their names .and  addresses to Professor Robenson," Ottawa, bef'oie the 1st May 1900. The*-e  t oinmunications should contain only the  words "Entry for seed sr;i'n competion,3'  and full name and address. They will  be carried by mail free of postage.  I particularly recjnest that no questions  be asked on these entry .--applications.-  Full particulars will be mailed nrgood  tune to every.one. whoseentrv is received  ond I am sure, the nevrspapers will accord their rnur-brpnzed courtesy and help  in giving pubiicity to any furr-ner announcements. The competitors will  doubtless dumber many thousand?, and  it w������ll not be practicable' to write letters  tn them individually. The plan provides  for 640 prizes, of which 16 are $100 each;  -6 are' $75; 16 are S50 each; and 64 are  25 ear������h.  I invite the teachers to join in helping  forward this educational movement. 1  would not on any persenal, private or  selfish matter add one straw to thear .already heavy burdens af labor. I think  they de* the moat vnluable and most  poorly-paid service of all the workers in  our country. However, in this c.ise ai-  hough they may neither seek nor expect  maierial reward, they will, with the certain ry of s-eed and harvest, win the fulfilment of the apt promise, "Cast thy  bred upon the waters; for thou shalt find  it after many days."  JAS. W.  ROBERTSON.  Ottawo, Jan. 1st, 1900.  We have just received anew supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  hi  spimait k Ifanaiino By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  "NOV. 19th, 189.8.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No.'2 Daily. NO.-it Saturday '  A*M. p.m.  . .Victoria  De. 4:25  ..GoJdstrejim.'.-...' "  '������:f%l  Sliawiiignn Lake  "   5..'}!)  .. Duncans  6:15  .-.Nanaimo.       7:11  Wellington ...-:     Ar.. 7 55  TO  VICTORIA.  No. Z Snturdi.-yi  :, A.M.  .. ..Wellington..........De. 1:25  ..... Nanaimo    " i:'J9  .. ���������-.Duncans..  "   G:05  STaavinigan Lake..  "   0:iu  ... GoJcistream   *���������   7.31.'  .  .Vk-coi-ia. Ar. 8:00 i\:>x.  Reduced rates lo and from all points?   on  Sacurduya anel Sundays good to return Mori  day.  Kor j-ates   and   o'Jl   information '��������� appiv  at  Compariy'3   -fHoes.  A.-DL7N8MU1K, Gro. L. COURTNEY.  President. Traflic Manae'er  De. .0:00 ..  " " 9:28  "���������'"���������   10:1-1...  "   10:18...  1J.M.  "   12:21  Ar. 12:10..  WELLINGTON  No. 1 Daily  De.S:05   '"   &29     .  "   fl:55 ....  ���������" 10:37....  ���������"11:23 ...  Ar.ll:50    .  4aCF*T*W--  1 n 1 inn in 1 I, mm mn m nuiw nuiiu  FOR SALE:   Old  ply at News Office.   .-  FOE RALE   CHEAP���������And   on  easy Terms, a house and six   acres  papers.    A?   * .of land at Comox     Apply at   this  office.  I  LEADING -BARBER  and  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. 'Amunition ' and S por ti ng'  Goods of all d'ebcrip-  tions.  Cumberland,   '  B.  C'  NOTICE;  NOTICE IS    HFitEBY   GIVEN '.  that an app.ication will be made  to tbe  Legislative    Assembly  of  the Province  of-Bniish  ,Coium-  bia, at its ' next , session," fur  an  Act t(o   incorpoiaie ,a  Company  with p.-w r to   construct,  equip,  operase and maiLt;iin a  railway  of standard or any  other  guage. ,  to be optrated',by   steam,   electricity orally other motive p6wer,  from a point on Johnston Strait,  Vancouver-Island, a   short   distance west   <.f   Chatham   Point,  thence in a- southerly' direction  by the mbst  feasible route,   to   a  point on or near tipper Campbell  Lake on the said   Island, aiid������ a  further line   of   railway from  a  point, on Johnston Stiait a short ,  . distance  east   of '  Bear . River,  theiWin  a   southerly, directum  by jthe most .feasiLle   route, to   a -  ��������� point on or near Ihe  North ,end  of Bear Lake, ar.d witn  pjwer to  construct,    "equip,   operate   and'  maintain ne^ucstiry,branch lii.es;  and to bund and  .operate   tramways  in  "connection   therewith,  and   with,    power  to' construct,  "opeiattand maintain- all   neces  f-a'ry roucU,   bridges, Avays, ferries^  and otner \vori*.s  .-and^ to; build,  owi\ and uiai..tain wharves   and  -   di-'cks in   connection   therewith;  and with power to buildj construct,  acquire, own, equip and maintain  ships, steamers, barges and other  boats and vessels and to  operate,  the same on any navigable waters  within the Province;   and   with  power to   build,   equip,  operate  and maintain telegraph and telephone lines in   connection  with  the said railways and   branches;  and with   powt-r   to   ouild  and  operate all kinds of plant for the  purpose of supplying light, heat-  electricity and any kind of   motive power; and   with   power   to  acquire the water rights, and   to  construct     dams     and    flumes  for   improving    and   increasing  iuay    water -   rights    or     waie  privileges acquiied; and to build.  own and maintain saw mills, and  wood pulp mills; and with powei  to expropriate lands  for the purposes of  the   Company;  and   to  acquire lauds, hon-usss, privilege?  or other aids  from   any Government, Municipal Corporation   or  .    other persons or bodies;   and  t"  levy and   collect   tolls  from   all  pa: ties using, and on all freights-  passing over such railways, tramways., ferries, vvharves.and vessels-  owned and operated-by the Company; and with power   to   make  traffic   or   other    arrangements  with railway, steamboat or other  Companies,   a'nd   for    all  other  usual   necessary     or   incidental  powers, rights or privileges.  Dated this 14th day of March, A.D.  1'900! "  Davis,' Marshall & Macneill,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  0  OOOOG{,OOwn<n. CkJ-OGC if  o  tm    c  8 l.TTyp^TTo  J^ISTJD  I' am prepared to  furnish Stylish .Rigs  and do Teamirisr at  reasonable'rates.' '-  g D. KfLPATRICK,  o Cumberiand q  0000000000000000000  o  o  o  o  o  c  o  p  r*  V-  c  c  'O  I Have Taken  an Office  in the Nash ,    Buildirig>  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent  for ,the  following  reliable    insurance    -companies;:  The  Royal   Lond*onr and   Lancashire ,and Norwich   Union." 'I.  i-m  prepared to .accept  risks .a.  ���������-   current -rates.    I a.m   also agent  for -the. Standefd^LKe' Insurance,  Comjiany of '.Edinburgh and the.  Ocean Accident Company of Engr,  ' hind. ' Please^ call  and   investiV  gate before insuring in any other '  Compan}'... ."������������������       ; ' "      (   "..  '   ;' -;   -JAMES' ABRAMS: '  CumhBrlancI .."'���������'  Hotd ^""^  COR. DUNSMUIR.AVENUE  SAND     SECOND     STREET,  '   ..Cumberland; b. c.   ���������-i''  Mns. J. H. Phcet, -Proprietress. ",.  When in Ciimherland be  sure,  , and .stay  at :.th������ 'Cumberland.'  - Hotel,- JB'irst'-Class' Accbmodar  tion ior transient .'and perman1? r-  ent boarders.- -   -,i ���������;.  ' 1,  Sample Rooms andr Public Hall  Run-in Connection  with   Hotel-  A"  1  J  h 1     ^  , if J" "'  1Y  V-  *  \^  t k  r  1  f ������������������������"-  1  '''  L  1  1. ^ 1' '.<  - * -f���������j  /   1  * ���������*  **  *  ^  * *      **     1"- t.1  , -��������� "..;-!/-'-  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per  day  Fruit and Ornamental Trees,  Rhododendions, Roses, fancy Evergreens,  Magnolia?, Bulbs, -new crop' Lawn Grass -  and tested gardon seeds for spring planting.  Largest and most complete stock in Western.  Canada. Call and make your' selections or  send, for catalogue. Address ,at nursery  grounds and greenhouse.  M. J. HENRY'S  Nupsepy and Greenhouse.  Westminster ltd., Old No. 60I���������New No. 30fift.  C O USTE NAY  Directory.  COTJK.TENAY SOUSE,   A.   H.   Mo-  Callum, Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    liEIGETON,     Black  smith, and Carriage Maker. ,  WE   WANT YOUR  ISATI1FAGT0ST pI?oEIf  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and   railway cars  of   the   Union    Colliery  Company by any. 'person.,. jt   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By oider  Fhancts D. Littj.s  Manager.  C.  H.  TARBELL  DEALER    IN  Stoves.and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  ���������A BARGAIN.  Anyone     wishing   to   secure   -a  house and lot of   land   very cheap  will do well to call  at   this   office.  The owner intends   to   leave   and  i will sell at a big sacrifi'.e. -X  t>  WOMAN AND HOME.  A SOLDIER'S WIDOW   WHO IS AN EXCELLENT  MOTHER.  Ketr Occupation* For Woisksii���������In  Womeii'M Handw���������Conrtins In ih<������  Transvaal���������"Wives an, Merclinuiise.  Women "Wlio Stay at Home.  Major John A. Logan was especially  fortunate in his domestic relations. He  possessed a wife whose first thought was,  "her husband and children. She contributed in every manner what a loving heart  couJd suggest to their pleasure and comfort.  Mrs. Edith Andrews Logan was tlie  eldest daughter of the late Chauncoy H.  Andrews, and though the' family was  possessed of great wealth and their residence one of the largest and Guest in  Yourigstown, O., the daughter cured little for the world' of society. ���������Sho found  her greatest pleasure either in conversing  with her father, who was a man of affairs, or in connection with a few personal friends, who nlwaj's esteemed it nn  honor to be guests at her home, where  great hospitality was dispensed aud little  attention given to the foibles of society.  Growing up surrounded by such .in atmosphere. Miss Andrews became thoroughly conversant with all mutters of  importance,  and   through  her father  be-  constantly dropped the threads of conversation, hut with it she declared that  the rustling of the leaves as she handled  them or waved the twig formed an accompaniment to what she said, and she  spoke fluently. Mine, de Stael was. however, always a law unto herself, and few  women have occupied their hands with  trifles that have not been in a measure an  accessory to their costumes. Centuries  since the women of-Prance carried canes.  '1 hey were in general use in the time of  Robert the Pious, for history records that  his c|iieen. Constance, was on one occasion so imiraged with her confessor that  she put <>:it both tns eyes with the cane  which was her habitual companion.  ���������Viii-i   n<M>-<iw-" **������������������������  I'utv  did   for h������������r r*������-������������*!  act is not told, but canes went suddenly  out of vogue. They did not reappear till  the eighteenth century, when high heeled  shoes came in. Women at first felt rather crippled in them, and as they got higher and higher canes were used to support  the uncertain stops of-those who wore  , them. High heels went out again for a  time, and women walked on the flat of  the foot, but under the second empire  they were revived, and the cane was  again in vogue. There was not n woman  of fashion in that brief period who did  not walk with an ebony, gold headed stick",  whenever she appeared on the, promenade. The ex-Empress Eugenie has*never  discarded her cane, and Queen Victoria  has used one for many years. The contemporaries of'Catherine de' Medici generally wore small black masks when they  took their'-walks abroad and frequently  held them in their bauds while talking.  Under Louis Quatorze ladies carried  hand mirrors in elaborate frames.  beards, as in Arab countries it is by no  means easy to ten a man from a woman  at first sight. The older and uglier a woman, the more prudish she seems to be  about covering-up her face, which, after  all. is rather considerate on her part,  tiven the greater number of, negresses  wear-the yashmak, but the Bedouin women never do. Indeed, in the interior  there is one Arab tribe whose men wear  veils and whose women go about with  their faces uncovered. These are probably the "new women" of Arabia.  worm' in the night's cold grass may be  the fire at her feet, but home is where  she is, and for a noble woman it stretches far around her, better than houses  ceiled with cedar or paiuted with vermilion���������shedding its quiet light for those  who else are homeless. This, I believe,  is the woman's true place and power."  *=���������.,(���������������*  MRS. JOHN A. LOGAN, JR,  enme imbued with a spirit of  affairs. Thus , she attained' a,  knowledge of'business matters,  ing the marriage. Mrs. Logan  husband   took   posiVssion, of   an  business  thorough  Follow  and   her  elegant  country residence in the suburbs of the  eity. .Aside from a few charming house  parties, Mrs. Logan evinced,*!ittle desire  for the whirl of society. The illness of  her father took up" her attention. She  proved a most dutiful daughter, cheering  him by pleasant reading from such works  and papers as she knew would please  ,hiin best.  Their   three  'children.    Marie   Louise,  aged   11,  named  after  her  mother:  .John  A.   Logan   III.   aged   9,   and    Edith   Josephine,   named   nftf-';   the   mother,   have  had   the   personal   care   of   their   mother  from   their   birth.    Though   nurses   wen-  employed, the mother at all times kept in  touch   with   the   children.    Major   Logan  idolized his children, and possessed as he,  was    of,  a     most    generous    disposition  which  could   deny  the,m   nothing,  it   was  only the firm spirit of the mother, schooled  by her experience at  home,  that   pre  vented them  from being spoiled.���������Chica  go Times-Herald.  Conrtinj; In tlie Trnnnvaal.  "While here," said the traveler in the  Transvaal,  "I  saw how the  Boers come  courting.     The girl was,the daughter of  my employer.   The young man dashed up  to the house ,on horseback, wearing new  clothes,   with   an   ostrich   feather   in   his  hat.    He made his line horse prance and  caper before the house ere he descended.  Then he gave his lines to one of the Hot-,  tentots standing near and walked up and  down   iu   front   of  the   windows   of   the  house, well knowing that the eyes of his  sweetheart    were,   peeping   through    the  blinds at him.    Then he strutted into the  house and first shook hands with 'Tante,1'  the mother, and   said   'Guten ,tag'   (good  day).    The same he did with 'Oom,' the  father, and then at Inst spoke to the girl  and her sisters and brothers.  "Oom said only 'Sitze' (take a-seat), and  then there was complete silence, which  lasted until the bowl of -coffee was  brought in. Then each in turn spoke a  few words. Oom asked how everything  was at the *lmis' (home), and then we  heard all about the health of each of the  family, how the cattle and the crops were  doing, etc. All the time we were drinking coffee. At last the suitor rose ,and  handed his chosen bride the Machergoot'  (confectionery), which she, blushing and  laughing, accepted.  "This was the critical moment, for if  she had refused the gift that would have  ended the courtship. Now there was  gayer talk, until all but the two left the  room, for it was the right of the suitor to  remain in the front room alone with her  of his choice. But so that he should not  stay too long 'Tante,' according to custom, stepped up to the wax candle and  made a mark on it with a needle, saying  that the visit might last until the candle  burned thus far. This was a command  that the most lovesick swain dare not  disregard."  Kevr Occupation* For Women.  Of the various occupations open to women teaching is the most general: teaching of the ordinary school   branches,  of  languages, of music, of drawing, of fancy  work, of plain sewing, of machine stitch  ing. of stenography, etc.. and there is always   employment-   for    the    competent  Then there are the dressmaker, the boarding house keeper, the manicure, the hair  dresser,  the stenographer,  the  bookkeep  er, the saleswoman, a  few doctors,  lawyers and  photographers,  and  the  list  of  woman's occupations is about exhausted.  New  lines in   which  women* may   venture are always looked npon  with favor.  As a I>. D. S. a woman should excel, and  dentistry is one of the few callings that  allow a  woman to superintend  her home  and at the same time practice a profession.   The office of a dentist is usually located in her home.. In this profession the  women are as yet in the great  minority,  and the reason is probably due to the peculiarity  of the  work,   which   is arduous  and at times disagreeable, but always remunerative.    The   tuition   and   training,  embracing all features of the science, can  , be had at any of the dental colleges and  at very moderate cost.  In the final settling down to practice n  woman can become a specialist in some  one branch of her work. Women and  children are her Special patients, and by  her sympathy and tact she accomplishes  far more than the man dentist and with  little nervons strain to her patient.  Many women are now employed as  dentists' assistants. Every first class office employs one or more women for the  making of teeth and various appliances  by which dental loss is made good and  for attending the women and children  who visit the office. The assistant usually graduates into a full fledged dentist.  As telegraph operators women make  competent and trustworthy, employees,  and telegraphy is easily learned by any  bright woman.  Another new occupation has just opened up for women who know how to pack  trunks so that after a journey clothes  may be taken out fresh and new without  wrinkles or creases. Packers are employed at frO cents to $1 per hour and find  ready employment. ��������� Grace Tierce in  American Queen.  Wive*  Snipped an  Merchandise.  In the old days, when the English  speaking race were gradually spreading  themselves over the world, the men who  settled in out of the way places had either to live a bachelor life or to content  themselves with a wife from the native  population.  The old Hudson Bay factors were confronted with this difficulty when they  wished to become benedicts and often  married Indian girls. These wiv>es they  acquired by purchase, in accordance with  the Indian custom. A gun. a colored  blanket or a twist of tobacco would secure a most desirable wife in those days.  The girl was certainly obtained at a reasonable price, but those early traders  found an Indian wife an expensive luxury. ' In bud times, which were frequent  in those cold regions, the husband was  expected to feed his wife's relations.  The number of these was astonishing,  and the poor trader had to supply food to  a small tribe of Indians.  Many of them, however, did not care  to marry Indian maidens and petitioned  the company to select wives for thorn  anil send them out by the next bout.  Their wishes were complied with, and  the selections, as a rule, were perfectly'  satisfactory. Among the archives of the  Hudson Bay company are to be found  receipts from factors running something  like the following:  "Received per Lapwing, .lane Goody,  as per invoice, in good condition."  "Received per Osprey. Matilda Tim-  bins. Returned per Lapwing, as not being in accordance with description contained in  invoice."���������Keystone.  Clrln Who Arc Shunned by Men.  There are many girls who are shunned  by men. and for the most part the fault  lies with themselves. The girl who never  exercises herself to the agreeable unless  she can have everything her own way is  one of them, for th*������re is not a man alive  who will give way in everything to -a  girl. The girl who scolds is another type.  She may be perfectly good tempered, but  she has contracted the scolding habit, and  so she is left alone to scold at her pleasure. Then "there is the girl with the  haughty manner and cold stare. No man  dares to make love to her, because there  is nothing whatever to love in ber. So  the girl' scowls at what she considers  their bad taste, utterly ignoring the fact  that her own foolish conduct is the sole  cause of their neglect, says the Cincinnati Commercial. Another girl without ft  lover is the painfully shy  maiden.   She  luces to see men at a distance, but the  moment they draw near she drives them  back with her embarrassment. They retire simply out of pity, seeing her distress and awkward bashfulness. Last on  the list comes the girl who always has  something smart to say about every one  she sees, ridiculing people in order to be  considered clever, little knowing how,,  men intensely dislike to hear her pulling  everybody's character to pieces ,for their  amusement.  Tlie Trained Housekeeper. .  The duty of the employer to the employee is possibly the most vital of the'  missing links in the servant problem.  The fact that the.average home-keeper is  not taught-along the lines of her art has  long been one of the main causes for the  existence of the problem, says an exchange. And it will never be encompassed until house and home keeping  come to the- dignity of being placed upon  a, business basis and its head and employees are'both well schooled in its gen-,  tie and important arts. Domestic science  is a step toward this end, and when this  science shall have achieved au understanding of the ratio of theory versus  practice and then shall come to be a compulsory - part of woman's education, the  problem will have about solved itself. No  business man expects to succeed without  a thorough\ foreknowledge of business  methods. Neither does he take into a  place of trust an employee who has not  been trained in business affairs, and.  since the competent employer and trained emploj'ee mean success .in a man's  business.--why shall not this rule apply to  successful house and r home keeping,  which, when all is said aud doue. is  bound to be woiunn's most important  business in life?  Relish V������r Fla-rorinsm.  The relish for flavoring, or seasoning  ingredients, manifested by almost every  person, would lead us to suppose that  these substances serve some useful purpose beyond that of merely gratifying  the palate. At present, however, we  have no evidence that they do. They  stimulate, but do not seem to. nourish.  The volatile oil they contain is absorbed  and then thrown out of the system, still  possessing its. characteristic odor. The  articles used for food of this kind are the  sweet herbs employed for seasoning, such  as thyme, summer savory and the like,  and the spices, such as doves, cinnamon,  nutmeg, pepper and ginger, mustard,  horse radish., wafer cresses, garlic and onions, coutaiu these stimulating oils, combined with some nourishing food.  It has been said that age is a topic that  either evokes shame or pride. With the  modern woman, however, it does neither.  She simply feels no greater sensitiveness  on the subject than a man,would similarly situated. She has no more reticence  about her years than she has about any  other subject connected with her personality, and that is to say none at all.  At the present day one great mercantile firm pays out to the Irish peasant  women over'$[100,000 a year for lace.  The stuff ranges from the cobwebby  Limerick lace to solid raised needle point  in patterns like old Venetian point lace.  Rearing the Child.  "In trying to understand child life  make two mental pictures," advises Bar-  betta Brown in Ladies' Home Journal.  "In one draw in the child as a block of  marble, with mother, grandmother, teacher, working away doggedly,- relentlessly:  chiseling, hammering pounding it into  what they are pleased to consider its  proper shape. In the other draw the  child as a plant., with roots firmly sot in  the soil of circumstance, with peculiar  tendencies of its own toward growth,  naturally, gladly reaching outward and  upward to what was meant to be its blossoming. Then tell-me which picture appeals to you as more nearly approaching  truth. I have faith enough in human understanding to believe that none will  choose the firsti but all the last, to hang  in their gallery of ideals. How much  simpler the beautiful growing process  than the harsh chiseling process! All  that we who love tiie child have to do is  carefully to keep in good condition its environment; to see that it gets its needed  sunshine: to study most carefully its natural growth and nourish that and perhaps gently and lovingly to prune it now  and then."  Princess Naarleh. a member of the  Egyptian royal family, is an accomplished linguist. She is said to have no sympathy with the Mohammedan idea ' that  women- should live in practical seclusion.  ' ,    How n. tlon Churjfeit.  A lion's first signs of auger are as  follows: Its tail rapidly twists from  side to side, the bottom slightly' raising  and the black tassel at the cud beatiug  the .air; it lowers Its bead more than  usual and growls, at intervals showing  its teoth.' Then its voice'becomes louder, it roars, shows its teeth and lowers  its ears, tlie .movements of the tail increasing all the time.  ��������� At the time of charging���������that is. at  the height of Its anger���������the'tail rises in  the air until it Is almost vertical, the  black tassel continues to move, the ears  are flattened completely, and the animal conies toward you at a slow trot,  then at a gallop, and finally springs  forward with open mouth and extend-'0,  ed claws.  Sometimes It shows these various  symptoms without charging, restrained  by prudence, but it never charges without showing them. When the tail rises,  tbe hunter can bring his rifle to tbe  shoulder and await his opportunity.  In limiting, a nran who is on his guard  is worth four.  A charge is extremely dangerous, almost always fatal when unexpected,  either because of the dense vegetation  or other causes, but if you see the animal getting ready flight is useless!  Stand your ground. Tbe only thing to  do is to keep cool and trust in your  weapon. If you have no confidence in  yourself It is prudent to avoid measuring your strength against these animals.  There   Are   Abont   Fifteen   Acre*   o������*y  Glass In  Its Roof.  Among the many improvements at  the Crystal palace not the least in Importance is the renewal of the immense  glass roof. For some years past it has  been evident that extensive repairs  were required, and under the new management of the palace this costly work,  has been undertaken. The Crystal  palace roof is probably tbe largest ot  its kind in the world. Its total, glass  area is between 14 and 15 acres.'  . As is well known, the building was  originally   used   for  the exhibition  of*  1S.">1.    After the rejection of many design's   by   the' commissioners    Messrs.  fox, and Henderson brought forward a  scheme of Paxton's for the erection of,  a glass,roofed palace on the plan of a  large palm house which he had erected at Chatsworth.   -The pieces of glass^'  used for the roof were -49 Inches long  and 10 Inches wide.  -  It    was    thought,  that    this   width  would   resist ��������� breakage by  hailstorms..,  The  glass   weighed   1(5  ounces  to  the  square   foot   except   on   the crown   of '  the roof, where it was 21 ounces.   Putty and paint were used for fixing tbe ���������  glass and keeping the roof watertight,  but when the building was taken down,  nearly all the glass was destroyed, so  that in the re-erection of'the palace at  Sydenham new glass had to be put-In.    '  This remained until the present year,   -  but a large number of panes had been  broken, mainly in consequence of ex- ,'  pnnsion. for which sufficient space was  uot allowed.   .Increasing difficulty was  ;  found in-keeping out wind nvd water  '  and  in  properly  ventilating the  build-  Jug.     Tlie  directors   therefore  deemed,  it-   necessary   entirely   to   renew'' the  .roof. (i ' -  The original design haR been generally followed, but a departure has been  made in details.    The center transept,  which has a glass area of about  two ���������  acres. Is now nearing'completion.    The  new  pieces of glass used   measure. 51-;  inches    by    18  .Inches   Instead   of   49  inches by 10 Inches, and the weight Is   ',  2<!  inches,to the-square  foot,  with  32,  ounce glass on the crown instead of'.lG  ounces and 21 ounces. Y   ' ���������  In fixing the new glass neither putty  nor paint has been used, and none will- -  be   required   in   maintaining   it.'   The  glass rests upon inverted T iron frame-'  work, covered  with  lead,  which  has a  mixture of tin. and it is fixed with a   .  double webbing of the same, a process'  which resists the effects of all kinds qf_  weather, allows for expansiou and admits of easy  repair where necessary.*'  Admirable  as   the  old   roof  was.   the",  new work is a great improvement-up-..'  on  the original and  has added  much  to   the   attractiveness   of   the   palace-  building.���������Pall'Mall Gazette.  In "Women's OnissJ������.  Since the world was new women havo  always liked to have some trifle to carry  in their bands. It is stated that Mine, de  Stael. noted always for her brilliant  mind, carried a twig of willow. Without it she bad scarcely a word to say and  Women Who Stny at Howie.  Many nn Arab lady never leaves her  house from the time she is married until  she is carried out to be buried. A woman  of the middle class is allowed more liberty, and she occasionally goes out for  walks, accompanied, as a rule, by a servant. The poor creature is enveloped in  masses of white drapery, which makes  her. look like a walking bundle, and in  front of her face she arranges a large  black scarf, embroidered with blue, red  and white flowers. It falls low in front,  and even by holding up the ends she cannot see more than a foot or two of the  road before her. It is a wonder that she  does not get run over when she goes out  alone, for she needs a dog to guide her  quite as much as any blind  man.  Servants and other women of the lower  classes wear pieces of black crepon  wound tightly around their faces, leaving  just a slit for their eyes to peep through,  and they are equally mufiled up in white  draperies. Seen from a distance, they  might be men with masks or thick black  Women as Dreamers.  According to an Italian scientist, there  is one thing in which women have the  decided advantage of men���������if "advan  tage" it can be called���������and that is the  dreaming of dreams, says a woman in the  Pittsburg Dispatch. Whether men are  less imaginative or whether, to take a  prosaic view, they eat more and sleep  more soundly: or, arguing by analogy,  since imbeciles seldom dream their  brains are not itt such good order as  those of the opposite sex. we are left to  decide for ourselves. But the fact remains, as Signor de Sanctis says, that  women can dream the heads off men.  Not only are our dreams more frequent  than theirs, but there is always more story iu them, and���������this is certainly not a  commendable feature���������they are better remembered. Nevertheless, men can score,  off us to this extent, that all the historical dreams have been dreamed by their  sex. No woman's dream has ever been  memorable, despite the professor's asser  tion that these "baseless fabrics" of our  brain are so much more vivid.  "What "W!feM Means.  Says Ruskin: "What do you think the  beautiful word 'wife' comes from'/ It i9  the great word in which the English aud  Latin languages conquered the French  and Greek. I hope the French will some  day get a word for it instead of that  femme. But what do you think it comes  from'/ The great value of the Saxon  words is that they mean something.  Wife means 'weaver.' You must be  either house wives or house moths���������remember that. In tha deep sense, you  must either weave men's fortunes and  embroider them, or feed upon aud bring  them to decay. Wherever a true wife  comes, home is always around her. The  stars may   be over  her head,  the glow-  Bve������������l  For  Hornea.  A .delivery wagon of oue of the big  bread baking factories stopped In frout  of an up town livery and boarding stable, and two meii at once uuloaded barrels of bread and carried them Into the  stable. The bread" looked good and  was good. There were all sorts and  sizes of loaves in tbe barrels���������"homemade." '���������rye." "Vienna," "potato."  "graham'-' and "cottage."  The curiosity of a man who saw the  bread being delivered to the stable was  aroused, and lie ventured to ask the  proprietor of the stable what it meant.  '"There's nothing remarkable about  it." said the proprietor with a In ugh.  "I simply buy it for horse feed. We  grind the bread up and mix It with  other Coed, and it maU.es ti'rst class food  for horses. It is stale bread and costs  us ���������]<> cents a barrel, and there are 50  or U0 loaves to the barrel, so you see It  conies pretty cheap. Some of the bread  is only a day old and is good enough  for any man to eat, but the bread factories cannot sell it. What you see here  are returned leaves from the groceries. '���������  Tlie IlluH3ori.  "What beautiful poaches!" said an  old lady as she stopped at a stall in the  market and admired a. basket of tbe  choice fruit. They were covered with a  pink gauze and looked very tempting  indeed.  The old lady bought-the peaches and  took them home. The next clay she appeared again at the stall and showed  the stall keeper a small piece of pink  veiling.  "Do you beep that kind of veiling for  sale"/" she asked.  Tbe stall keeper told her that he did  not.  "Well.' she said, "when I took those  peaches home they were small and  sour and green, and I thought If I  could get some of that veiling that  made them look so pretty and plump  in the basket I'd wear it myself. If it  would-Improve me as much as it did  the peaches, people would think I'd  found   the   elixir  of   youth.'*���������London  So "Wonder Tiiey "Were Aghast.  "An extraordinary accident recently  occurred in our city that is enough to'  make  the cold chills run down one's  back  even  now."  said James G.  Van  Dyke of Sing Sing.  "A two wheeled cart loaded with dynamite was working its way cautiously  across the street car tracks when a  trolley car came dashing along and before the cart had entirely cleared  struck one of the wheels, smashing it  and turning the dangerous cargo upside down in tbe street. As the car  approached the driver of the cart  watched it with painful interest, and  when it was seen that a collision was  unavoidable his blanched countenance  told of a nervous trouble from which  he was at the moment suffering and  which must have been awful. He evidently, realized the uselessness of making any attempt to get a way from his  deadly load, and when he was rolled  off by the impact he was picked up in  a dead faint.  "At first it was thought the man had  sustained actual injuries, but a little  cold water brought him around. He  was actually paralyzed with fear.  When he realized the certainty of a  collision, he made up his mind what  the consequence would be. but the expected did not happen. The motorman  also suffered his share of the fright  and could not find the lever with which  to back away from the overturned cart.  It was remarkable how few spectators  evinced interest in that accident or  cared to watch the load transferred to  another cart."���������Washington Post.  J. D. O'BRIEN.  BROKER   IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Priva e W^re Connection wl'h a 1 Leading-  Markets, Grain and Securities Bought. Sold and.  C rried n Marg ns. C r-si.o deuce Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. DKAWtK  1287.  I  Pay in SCRIP for Dominion Lands and  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For fuU  information apply \ >  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  "Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  ���������*  \!1  j;l  1  j >i  /-  4  '���������II  4  if  1  i  <-i 11  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  APHOKiSivlS.  '  We need to suffer .that we may learn  to' pity.���������Landon.  '   ��������� Temper,   if   governed,  governs , the  whole man.���������Shaftesbury.  '" ,    Every moment'of resistance to temp-  . tation is a victory.���������Faber.'  The mjserablest day we live there is  many a better thing to do than die.���������  Dailey.     (t ���������  Real worth requires no Interpreter.  Its everyday'deeds form,Its blazonry.  ���������Cham fort.  Zeal is very blind or badly regulated  when It encroaches upon the rights of  others.���������Quesnel. ������������������  A noble part of every true life Is to  learn to undo what has been-wrongly  , done.���������Shenstoue.  lie that would make sure of success  should keep his passion cool and his  expectation Io\v.--.Ieremy, Collier.  - ,We are always In - tlie forge or on  the anvil. By trials,God is shaping us  'for higher things.���������H.-W. Beechcr.  It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well 'nor Judgment to hold their tongues.���������Bruyere.  MinM's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc;  it  l i  Too Severe a Strata.  "Tlhyuo tells me he has cone out of pol-"  itics entirely."- . ,*' t  ^.'.That's true. Politically speaking, he  was on the fence, and when the ward  'heelers began pulling a leg on each side  ft was'more than he could stand."���������Chicago Tribune.  ti  AGONIZING SUSPENSE.  The   Terrible    Situation   of   a  t  St. Vincent   Lady.  i, _____ i '  St. Vincent,-Ont., Feb. 12.���������No other man  in Canada has gone through a period of suca  extreme anxiety, alternating with despair, as  Mr. Joseph Mcyullough, a highly respected  retired former of .this place, experienced  durinu; the past summer. ' ,  Last spring his- family physician pro-  .nounced Mrs. McCullough to be suffering  from an incurable case of Neurat-tlu-nia, or  Nerve, Exhaustion. She was extremely nervous, hysterical,- and despondent. She had  severe rheumatic pains, palpitation, had  sharp pains in ber left a de and over the kidneys; her feet were perpetually cold, her  face ghastly pale, urine high colored, scalding, and leaving a brickdust deposit; bout  stomach, splitting headaches, and pain after  eating oppressed her. Sho had no appetite,  could not sleep, and lost flesh starJinrfly.  It seemed to her friends that sho was "goiDg  into decline."- The physician said her only  hopo of relief lay in the Weir-Mitchell treatment. This being so costly, was out of 'tho  question, and her1 husband believed there  was no hope.' He read a newspaper article  highly recommending Dr.. Arnold's English  Toxin Pills, about this time, and decided to  try them. Soon a change for the better  came, ard d iy by day the patient improved,  till now 6he is as well, strong,and vigorous  as'she ever was. Her recovery h> due entirely  to Dr. Arnold's' English' Toxin Pills���������tho  only remedy that cures disease by killing tho  frermB that cause it. . Every other medicine  she used-failed.  Dr. Arnold's English, Toxin Pills aro sold  by all druggists, at 75j a box ; sample size  2&vor sent post paid on receipt of price, by  -The Arnold Chemical C6., Limited, Canada  Life Building, 42 King street west, Toronto.  Catholic Prayer 8X3^525  ulars, R, llgious Pictures btatuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational tt orks. Mai. orders receive prompt attaniiuu. jj.&j sadller & Co.,MoutfeaJ  Foiled. A.{juln.  ���������?'.  . The fact that poets have to be born  should'discourage nobody, for they also  have to die.���������Detroit Journal.  There are oases of consumption bo far  advanced that Biokle'sAntl-Consumptive  Syrup will noc cure, but none so bad chat  It will not give relief. For coughs, oolds  and all affections ot the throat, lungs and  chest, it is a specific which has never been  -known to fail. It promotes a free and  easy expectoration,.thereby removing the  phlegm, and gives the'diseased pans a  ohanoe to heal. '���������  ' . ITEMS OF  INTEREST.  It Is estimated that Ne,\v York has no  fewi'i- than 10.000 opium smokers.  Russia and England own between  ihem one-third of the whole-land sur-������  face of the inhabited1 world.  The Tress of Montreal will,not ac--  ci/pt an 'ltdvertisi'inent calculated to  cause emipratiotTto the,United States.  The Noah Webster association, which  -has just   been organized at  Hartford.  will procure funds for the erection of  a   intrary  building  In   memory  of the  lc3'ii*ri(i'ranli<>r  J Somcwltitt, Mixed.  ��������� A,1 gentleman from a neighboring*  town in Mississippi told the following  last uight:   ,  "1 walked into a sniall store the other day and found the proprietor lying  on the counter just dozing otT into a  sleep'. He roused himself on my approach, and. jumping to the Moor,  quoxi the familiar liue:  " 'A horse! A horse! My kingdom  for a horse!1    ,  , ,  ".'Where did you get thatV 1-asked.  "'Oh, don't you know? That's whtit  Absalom said when his'horse ran uii-  dernhe tree and left him hanging by  the hair to a. limb. I thought everybody knew- where that came from.' ''���������  Memphis Scimitar    ���������       _    ~  Hotel Balmoral, St^W  Am.  ea.  THE COURT WAS ALERT.  A CLEAH, H../V.LTHY crK N.���������Eruptions of the skin m.d t--e blotches which  h endsti bo?iut ar* the r.-suit of impure  bloou caused bv unh aHhy notion of the  Liver '-n Sarin y-. In iorrectlng this  unhealthy a linn mid res orlng heo gana  fu their in rm 1 ������*oiiiiiiion, Parmelee's  V-ge able Pil s wil. at tho same time  cleanse the bl. od, t-nd the b o^bes and  eruj.tii.ns will disappear without leaving  any trace  Hlgrh Lights.  .Hospitality is not a duty unless the  host pays his bills.  Ignorance is a man's idea of how  much sugar it takes to sweeten cranberries.  By being a good listener you will es*  cape getting picked up on pronunciation.  .A woman never admits that her  shoes are tight; they .are only a trifle  snug.  When you send dainty food to an invalid, it Is stingy not to send enough  for two. .  ���������.  If we love our neighbors as, we-love  ourselves, they will be more conceited  than we are.  Learn bow to listen and thus disappoint people who want to go away and  tell all you say.  Ho  Hedeod.  I  Sbo���������To think that you once declared  riiat you would love me as long as you  tived! And now. hardly a year married,  iind you care nothing at all about mo!  He���������But you see when 1 told you 1  would love you as long as 1 lived 1  wasn't feeling very well, and I really  didn't think I would live long.���������Boston  Transcript.          ���������        ���������  There never was, and never, will be, a universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many  curatives being such that wero the germs of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what would  relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the  other. We have, however, in Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  stajte, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems are led into conva'escence and  .strength"'by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature'sown restoratives. It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency and  lack of interest in life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giv.ng life to  the digestive organs, which naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite, Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Qui-  n-ne Wine at tho usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, this wine approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists sell it.  And Didn't Propose to Have the Public Victimised.  VXou are charged with using language calculated, to provoke "a breach  of the peace," '-said, the magistrata  "Do" you wish to make a statement?"  ."Yes, _your honor," replied the prisoner, "I am entirely innocent. What  I"���������     '        ' ,      ' .  -     "  ' "The complainant-says-you attempted to<perpetrate some kind of joke or  gag about the yacht race,'.' interrupted  the magistrate sternly. "I trust you did  not try to make a pun on the word  'sail' or say that there is. many a slip  'twixt cup and ship."  "Oh, no, your honor," protested the  prisoner warmly, "nothing of the kind!  We were merely chatting cabout the  race when this gentleman remarked  that he hoped the result would do  nothing to diminish the good feeling  between the United States and England."  ' " 'It was a fair battle,' says he, 'and  a,clean victory.''  " 'Yes,' says I, 'but you can't deny  that the Columbia struck the first  blow.' And at that he up and had xne  arrested."  For a moment there was silence In  court.  "The prisoner is found guilty," said  the magistrate at length, "and sentenced to 30 days in the parish prison  with a copy of London Punch. I trust  he:may emerge in a serious frame of  mind. The court has been looking for  this first blow gag aud proposes to  protect the public at any hazard. Call  tho next case."���������New Orleans Times-  Democrat.  MINARD'S LrniraTloTsaie Everywhere.  The KnuH.    ���������  In lovers' quatii-ls one. witli aliutne,  Must free 1 > suy.  "I am iu blame."  Then one will add, with fact* aglow,  "Yes, dearest, and l told you bo."  ���������Chicago-Record.  She Could See a. Change.  "What did George say to you when he  proposed ?."���������..  "He didn't say anything; he just looked."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  MARD'S IMMENT Relieves Mralsia.  "Not if It Were My Boy."  Some years ago the late Horace  Mann, the eminent educator, delivered  an address at the opening of some reformatory institution for boys, during  which he remarked that if. only one  boy was saved from ruin it would pay.  for all the cost and care and labor of  establishing such an institution as that.  After the exercises had closed, in private conversation, a gentleman rallied  Mr. Mann upon his statement and said  to him:  "Did you not color that a little when  you said that all that expense and labor would be repaid if it only saved  one boy?"  "Not if it were my boy," was the  solemn and convincing reply. /  MINASD'S LINIMENT Cures DaM  ."Your money or your life!"  "Ila.  ha:    (Jood  joue:    I'm au  artist!"���������New York .Journal.  diFnJf J���������cuf/e^ swnufi^M. -rfuuf- /u*it* &vns  *'   lU'noi-tliil.   Indeed.  "Do you know anything about the  "recent financial crash':", risked the  friend.  "No," answered the cold bloodc.My  truthful man. "1 don't even know  enough about'It to moralize on it."���������  Washington Star. .  SAFE, CERTAIN, PKOMPT, ECONOMIC. ��������� Theee tew adjectives apply  ' with peculiar force to Dr Thomas' Ecleo-  trioOil���������usiandard ex'crnal and internal  remedy, adapted to tho relief aud cure of  'coughs, sore throat, hoarseness and all  affections of the brejithlng orgaus, kidney  troubles, excoriations, sores, lameness and  physical puiu. ,  Generous* Man.  Mrs. Youngwed���������You know Uncle  Pinclier said ho was.going to send us  something that would help us save our  coal bills this yenrV    Weil.' it came.  Mr. Youngwed��������� lieally? A slock of  coal? ' -   '  - Mrs. Voungwi'd���������No. A Utile arrangement for liling bills. ���������Philadelphia Press.  TIE-IE.  NATIONAL LIFE OF CANADA  Issnea a Policv 3>Jew to Iosurws.  Take Ono Out Now.  Nares. Robinson & Block, Managers.  Peter Dickson, Ajjput for jiIno.  ami 3T. W. T.  ."WIXXIPEG,  BLA.X.  W. X. U.    259  Mauufuotured by THOS. XEE, Winnipeg.  LUCAS, STEELE 4 BRISTOL  ' Importers of Groceries  WlltB IIS. HamlUon,,Ont.  ��������� Circle Tea*  I.. S. & R. CoffeM  I..S.& R. Extract*  I* S. & H. Sploes  CANVASSERS i  %Jf South Africa (f  ������sr I  TWO NEW BOOKSI  Tho Library of  uoolt? in one), ������-nd  D\vis;hfc JU Moody, the Mho uad HI������  Mission. Buth ���������elhihift works.and ��������� cautifully  Uhmrared; >> rehash of old m.if t?r llkt eoms of  tlie books offorci lor hhIo. Prices awa- doirn,  terms <*xtra lib ral.' ProspK-tns of first book ATo.,  of second book S.'.c. or buth lor 75c, amount re-  fniirltid with first order for fivobook*. William  Urlggs.lleihwllst Book & Pu)>. House/roronto  TIiu DumcntlL- Mnn,  The tr.an who uko<I to shake tin nrat  Outside liis Imck ynrd Rate  Mow doffs his overcoat iind lut  And Kliukcs <li������* furnat-������> (rrat*.  LA HISPANIA  KHEDIVE AND  RED CROSS  HIDH 0BADE..PL0W5,..SEED1������0 .M������CH������������,  Carriage**,   Whrtous,   Harrows, WiiuJmlUaC  &c.    COCKSHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg..  ODORLESS  CIGARS  Are positively guaranteed Pure Havana  ,   Filler, and will please the most  '       fastidious smoker.  The yearly increase of sales proves an  appreciative public.     Manufactured only by  GEO. F.  BRYAN  & CO.,  ^A7"HST3SriI������EGr.  t ,  ^ ' *r i  CLOSET.  t   i  This I'evr ivnd m������*9t useful invrniion, has not  only proved to be a wreat seller, but a boon to  hundreds. Many medical men aro using- ,tlii*  closet, and ah pio louuce it aluoln'tely ooorJesw  and sanita'y in every espect. After being in  the m.irket for over two years ,this closet has  become so popular tlwt the manufacturers hevn  had to double their < input in order to meet tti������  demand. ( '  For Catalncun nn������I.pri������������ lint write to   '  THE   ODORLESS . CREMATORY   CLOSET   CO..  HAMILTON, ONT.  1    ll.lt  v   -    l    1'  - -I.-   p- f- r  i,    / ���������   ,'.'!!< I  Everything in Seeds for ihe Farmer.Gardener and Florist at  a.  :-M  ' ���������, ;ft I  ��������� '���������),'  ��������� <v r  'Y-H  ������ Lusnxjs  'ALQCUE..OAILED CBC&SCND YiDiifi WAME TO DAY.  ir a--r-'lyii;--7-.  ���������f*~~y^F������w iMPtin-Trytlw  wm ���������_���������������������������> m^Tm���������mf*fiz*vT*+*mx;<*rr(4*'vi'virlimt*mim'm*r kmim-h*-^ M|<-iwrHJBiw������  ���������"��������������� v'nrwwi^^J!'taj'!F!.*Wg^l~l ���������*������  p,ywni-i* * w������>ifpaK:.j':L:  Tiiii CUMBkiCL-AiND A'EWb.  18SUKD EVERY   TUESDAY.  ,'������&. jS. BnDersoH, BDitor.  ������3* Advertisers who want thpir ad  changed, should get copy in by  %2 a.m.. day beforo issue  Subscribers     f ailing      to   receve     Tuts  Nkwsi regulirly will confer a favor by  uoti  I   -ii    the office. ��������� .  JTob Work Strictly C.  O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in,Advance.    -  TUESDAY,     APRIL    10th   1900  Others probablj' had to agree to  this. McAllan represents the delegates here..   He has   probably   re  tliK-horiors cf the mysteries that He j   F  beyond.    That it u>ay be purged of  aii low desires, such as for' fishing,  ��������� ���������      ,   ,,,        ,, -      -vr       ���������       i etc., and be rendered clear, so  that  p "evented the   others   in   Nanaimo \     ,        . .  J wliat   is now to vou .a  meaningless I  also, which is what he wanted and     mag8   of   chaoti;    squiIdig3   ma^ '  what he came to   Comjx   to bring     whea t^e ti'me comes, be as 'Lrimu  "i-out. . as'the Lake water.    So   that   that.  unruly hair may   not   rise  hi^i.ci  w.Uh flight and fly uway with you,  it will be incumbent upon   you,  as  you stand thus upon the   threshold  else ior i   at   that   late   j  hour, 'tho  '   THE DELEGATES MEETING.  . Win. McAllan rode up   fr -rn Na���������  riaimo last week 'to   hold   a   little  pigling..      He   piobahly   rode  in  ���������preference tp walking or curing by  .any other means, Tor ho is   said  to  fcp a Jjne rider.    In   f.ict,   sp  good  that he was at one   time  supposed  t>o be under training to   qualify for  ^tralhpona's Horse, and .everything  .seemed tp p-.'inl that he had made a  resolution to be accepted--until the  .critical moment of offering  himself  -for examination arrived,   when   he  Tyas somehow found wanting. However, Mr. McAllan   had   mode  up  nis mind to go to Vancouver  as  a'  jdel^gat^ tp represent .the  Liberals  ,ol Comox, and, in an of   re solutions  ,ag he is, he could n~-t quite  resolve  tp go without  some  sort  of scree'  from electors here to tell the   Convention who he was,   although, we  -understand, he did go to the   New  - ���������*?   -       ���������   a  \Westrninster Convention representing himself as a   delegate   of   this  l)istript.   ' He   has    succeeded'" in  parryirig' out   his' little  plan and  may he make i.esplutions   at   that  Convention   which-  will   eternally  cunfpund the enemies of   his  litti.e  clique.    He liad ten delegates   ap-  pointedT^iticludmg himself     Four  .of whom���������including   himself���������live  in   Nanaimo.       These   he  ��������� represented as being property owner**   of  ���������this District.     Now?   Mr.   W.   Dr.e  and Mr. P. MpNiyen, although both  well knpwn and liked in   Cumberland,  are  not,   as   far as   we  are  aware, the owners of any   real   estate orother property in   the   District.    Mr. Alsopp has   some property in Cumberland as has Mr. McAllan, but both have been away so  long that a stretch of  imagination  is required to constitute them  residents.    At   the   meeting   Mr. McAllan gave the delegates  to understand thac if   they   voted   as  the  Nanaimo section   wanted   them to,  fheir expenses   would   be   paiq to  Vancouver.    Mr.   Haliday  sat   on  him    instanter,    telling  him   thai  there  must   be   no  conditions at  fached and that there   were  people  here who would gladly   pay   their  pwn way to attend.  Mr. Joyce, of Valdez, then moved  that Mr. McAllan's name he struck  ��������� .off..the-list of .delegates. Mr. A.  j3ea.ter seconded, but the chairman  evidently feared to put the question  for he asserted |hat "he could not  be strupk off." McAllan then came  to Jpype and asked him "what he  and his friends had agoinst him."  Quick and to the point came tbe  answer, "Because I consider you are  not fit to rep esent anybody."  Then came the question cf getting tp Vancouver���������ihe meeting-  was on the night of the -3rd, the  Convention met on the 5th. However,. Mr. McAllan met this by saying that the four from Nanainy)  could att nd,   and. seeing   nothing  Some newspaj)ev   subscribers of-  tf-n   wonder why a   publisher  will  keep   sending his payer   when the  subscription   has    expired.      The  reason is thftt when a   subscription  ii*    paid to a   certain    t me   and is  pr- mptly discon inu<-d at that time  nianj'a subscriber allows his angry'  pas.-ions to an'se jukI curse the i,uh-  llsher for insinuating that his ctedit jt? no good.    That wi-1   make the  average  man   mad. , Ra'.her  than  cast any reflecti -n against the subscriber's   honesty . tor   pay a small  deht, it has become  customary for  country   newspapers   to   eontinne  sending   the'paper   afier   the sub  scription expires.���������Hartford Times.  u  ANEW HAT,  .       A NEW DRESS, OR  i  *���������' i  JAMES DUNS    UIB THE MAI*.  Good Service at Last���������S Z Joan  Beginning Api'il 1st Will Make  Two Trips Weekly���������Vancouver to  Van Anda to Union.  * ������ in  Mr.   Dunsmuir has indeed, r done  , a great favor to   the   people of this  coast in    consenting to'  put on the I  ���������Joan for this route, beginning April  1*4.    She   is a   valuable   boat expensive lo urn and begins unprofitably but the putting of her on will  build up the industries of the ct-ast /.  a .d    ben fit  directly or   indirectly  every individual on the coast within one hunlred miles north of Vancouver.    The   people   appreciate it  and if   Mr.  Dunsmuir   ever   gives  tiem an opportunity to i.-;;)o*v it, he  will find it ont.    "Help   thi-se who  .help you," "'Sla-id by your friend*.."  These are the principle--- ihe miners  live up to.���������Van Anda C. M.  NORTHERN"   T3RDIKTUS.  fof the vase unknown,   to   write   a<  Spring Puem.   ,F������.>r some, unknown  rtasou the crwp   is   a -fai.ure   t.his  year, ar-d the ereuit of the sanctum,.  ��������� of the spring  poem   riend   and   of  yourself, rests  up-.m you,   0!   devil  ours.    For ourselve,-, we are  going  to hunt fur iisli'woriiis."      On;y one  short word   he   uttered   iu   reply.  'Very l.,w,   but   empha-.ic.      Three  letters, but it   m..de,   Uh   think  of  S evtns' waterworks.    However, as  theie are no fish in   that   dam   we  dismissed the thought.    Upon   our  return, late that evening with  fish-  erncun's luck   and a   mighty   bad  headache, we found the following:  Thai's a mighty fine Spring by the  Halfway-House, 0  An' Spring's the time fer the hpotin'.  grouse.  i  j  , Th'ar's   Springs   undcrneeth   my  gals  bike seat/  But'the Spring uv a   fishpole   caint be  ,    beat.  '(Thunder!    Whist I cd go fishin').  Tha.'s Springs'   on    Dan   Kilpatnck's  truck,  An5 thar's Spri- ������s    in    my :b.ed but hnl  on euib' bruk.  Wen the frog ^.:ct; a   boy he "Springs  ."kerchug"  So's th Spring   waiter   cuvvers   up his  ugly mtig.  .   Thai/s Springs in the laigs. uv' th dude-  i "*  ' lets   panrts.  .. ���������1'lUqUii ,ind   g:v    the    0!c     Man   a  chance.     - "  Wunder lio.*.  inenny Fish  he'll   ketch  anyhow ! '     ,  1 o ".  A NEW PAIR OF SHOE;  ' ..'r ���������. *      . .       .     . 1  If so,,you-should not^ fail to visit  this store anf  take advantage of the many opportunities pr  sentecLhere, to save nioney in buying.   ..   .  iy?iiJine y " '  Many ! tdies have .aiixiousiy inquired'if  we would show iriinmed-hats this sea-  sonl \V.e have jusi received a few  choice trimmed hats, with more lo  follow this week. These are ' models  of the trimmers art and you should  not fail to secure yoiu choice.  - A little party of Vie'orians 'left  on the steamer MysWy^or Hardy  J3ay at -ho northern end -of-the Island for the putp-i.-e of la3'ing the  foundation of a town, wliich it ;s  hoied will be tlie northern t-srniin-  us of the prop sed Is1 and railway.  The party consist of CaMlain William Meyers,- Mr. William Jensen  and Mr. A. S. Going, the civil engineer. Tiiey will survey a towns!to;  iind select sites for a hotel, wharf  and Htores. Even be-fore the con-  struaiion of the railway. Hardy  Bay is destined to be the pite of'a  town of some importance, it havingt  a good harbor and being the most  convenient place for the handling  <>f freight two and a half miles from  Qua-sino Sound, seven miles distance ������cros3 the Island, where some  very promising co.l and other  mines are being develoj ed. There  is now a go'-d trail fiom Hardv  Bay to Qua'sino Sound and efforts  .re being made to have a waggnn  ro-d constructed. By crossing'the  Island at this, freight to and from  Qua! si no can reach Victoria by a  shorter water route and at tlie same  time escape the rough trip down  the West Coast. The wharf to be  built wiil be a substantial one, at.  which the northern steamers can  berth.  APOHOP   SPUING.  We called the devil into our sane  turn. We had a mighty hankering after fish, and so our devil  must be induced to write.'-up something. He came into our presence,  hitching up his pants with one  hand while with the oher he tool*  a chew���������my' he.irt bleeds that I  must admit ho chewe. -'Candidate  for future editorial honors," I began, "You stand hern, before us today with unformed .mind and  tousled hair. That that crude  mind maybe moulded and strengthened to be-equal to   the   strain   of  -TEE DEATH LIST.  Mr.' William  Anthony  hoard b\  wire'of the sudden di,arh of his son,  Danny, who was   killed by a tr.iin  at   Itcnton,   Wash,   i n   Saturd iy,  81st Maivh.    The sorrowing father  managed to catch the Tees Sunday  about 8:30 p. m.for Victoria whence  he will proceed to the Sound.    Poor  little Danny was   just   reaching 13  years and beginning to work.  '  _    *   *   *  Mrs.   Bardez.-ni died   Thursday  morning after a long and' painful  illne-s. The p"or sufferer was taken to the lJoi-piuu last week but  was sent hoi-'e again as nothihg  cjuld be done for her. She leaves  a husband and' family ot young  children. ��������� The * funeral took place  Saturday under the auspices of the  Druids", the remains being followed  by a large number of sorrowing  friends   to the   K. C. Cemetery   at-  Comox.   o   FRIDAY'S- STORM  Oyster Harbor, April- 7.���������The fe������av.y  gales yesterday blew down the new loading  wharf carrying with it eight thirty ton  aew co;il cars. Tho damage is es-  tniiaU<i at 815,000. About five hundred  feet was carried away. No ono was hurt.  Jus. Dunsmuir, M.P.F.. F. W. . Harves,  ������������������ ���������vharfiiigur and Mr. Bu-iby, wharf builder,  were standing on the structure five minutes  liefui-e it cullapsed. The accident was  caused by a white aquall which swept4dhe  harbor. Actual damage id to uofiuiahed  portion of douk. Maiu atructure entirely  intact. ,  N;naimr, April 9.���������Steamer City ei Nanaimo ran ashore ao Oyster Harbor. Feared damage.     No particulars yet.  Nanaimo, April 9.���������The Str. City of Na-  iiaimo only broke rwo blades of her propeller at Oyster Harbor not ashore as previously reported.  JL  POLITICAL NEWS.  Vancouver, April 6 ���������The Liberal Convention adjourned to-ni^ht- sine die. The  evening session was most' confusaed th������  Caaaiar dcli.gj.tcs v.ete   leceived   by easting  White Wear'���������  VVh:te skins, chemises, corset   rovers,  niy hl-������ owns,    diaweis   and     com bin1  1 alions in a'variety-of'st  les and pi ice'*  bee   our,    while , nijjht-gowns,     richly  triir-iiied at-75 cls-'   ������������������ ^  Ties, Collars and Belts  The_latest things in noveilies in the'se  lines. See those tucked . sastin col ars  ujih wiei wi'tiioui lies attached.'  Wash   Goods  We have just to   'hand a   ne.v   asso  merit of daintv wa**h in-uenals ;n mufl  ���������ms^dimities, Scoich ^inyham*?, etc. j  Remnants  '   One hundred - nesv   lemnants of dreb  goods, satins,   velvets and plushes, ���������  marked'  away   below    regular-  pri'ij]  These are bargains:      '/'-"'     '���������  Dress Goods  Those 50 ct. jdress goods are ' ra'pia!  growing fewer.' You shoi-ld nut, niif  the chance to" secure someuof theij  Rember we make a specialty of \bla������|  dress ������oods.-v       .    ������j   "    " : " _  Towssls-  i  Ask to'seeour25 ct. toweJs, also hon*$l  comb Unveiling at 5 cts. per yaicl.     |!|  <r<xn  ihe  -���������' ��������� - -51  CABINET  TABLE,   WOODWORK.  &  -Haying token the Singer Sewing Machine-\Agei.cy . I am pV(||  patocl to sell AM.ich no- at the ful!cr,v:r.p; pric(.-s" ami U-rais:"'-  Latest ' improved, double feed, be.l-adju-iter' and/most rccenj  s-clf-fitting aitachmenIs. ��������� ��������� '  Price���������$70, $5 cash and $3 per month; no intire-t.- $10' d|sl|  count for cash witnin '60 days.    Full allowance fur old machines. {  c '-  <!  More    Singers'   sold   than,   all    'others   con hli.c-J'.  year, 1,500,000.   ' *" .  Oil and needles and .extra'parts kept in stock.  Sale  las1'!  '(ii  T. H. CAREY.  vote of chairman, Hon. F. Peters. Martin  objected co their reception, delegates not  having come from Cassiar but appointed  by Cassiar electors iu Victoria. Iu the  evening, E. P. Davies moved that Liberals  in Provincial Convention assembled refuse  to accept Hon., Jos. Mania as representative  of Liberal administration and that it be op-  fciual with any liberal to support or, oppose  siid Government. Martin obji-cted as out  of order but the chairman held that it was  proper. Davies held the floor and for tr/o  hours the meeting refused to allow him to  speak. Patidmo-iuiTi reigued and the din  was terrible. Meeting did nothing more  aud as no ono could tpeak adjournment  was made' indefinitely.  Victoria, April 9.���������Martin aud Curtis  are back to this city. Both are jiibihm  over result of negotiations. Martin pays  failing to ������-et support of newspapers he in-,  teuds going on the stump immediately to  express his policy to electors.  Nanaimo, April 9.--Eleotors of South  Nanaimo have nominated James Duusmuir  as opposition candidate. It is said Ralph  Smith will run for Nanaimo City,  Kechnie dropping out.  Mc"  VICTOBIA NEWS.  Victoria, April S.-���������Last night Lieut. E..  D. Scott of Pheasant while visiting guards  in Navy Yards was shot by Sentry who  failed to receive a reply from his challauge.  Scott had no business inspecting 'guard aa it  was noc furnished from the ship but fort.  As far as can Ise ascertained Scott approached the sentry in face of a fierce wind and  was cha'UartKed according to orders. The  question of "v.'h<-- goes there?1' was repeated  and nor. receiving auy answer   Gtmusr Hig-  ins gave   the caucion   aud ' fired   in the a'������-J  f-  aud over   the   approaching   officer's   hea<il  Scott   continued to   advance   and a secon'il  V<  shot w as   sent over   his   head.    Higgins a'fl  gaiu;hhof   hitting the Lieutenant   in one oil  tho lungs.    He. is  now  iu a precarious coirj  dition.     liiygius is  in the guard   room ami  will be court    martialled.    General  imprCsjl  siou is   gunner will be   acquitted as he wai;"'  |   simply discharging hia duty. /J  NOTICE.  Tlie annual meeting of the Hospital  P>< md vill take-plar-eon the 28tli  inpt., in the old School House  %li  8 oxlock p.m., to elect, a Board ofj  ��������� if  Directors for the ent-ning year ������  TO TIE PUBLIC.  WE BEG    to   inform the   residents  o:  ..Cumberland, Union and  Comox   DisVl  trict that we   are. opening   out   here//  (Next door to   Stexenson   &   Co.)  oi  SATURDAY,. APRIL   2rst,   with )  . full line of j-  Groesrios, Flour, Feed, &c, Boots k  and Shoes, Clothing*,  Gent's Fur- <i  nishing-, &o ,  coming   from   "the ... East."    Although  already orderod-we expect it   will bel  little later   before   we   shall   be   full!.'  stocked.    Knuw-ng that our Prices wip  be right, we have   every   confidence uj  respectfully soliciting a share   of   vou(  . t  patronage. !  Yours truly,  FRA N K PA R TRID GE,  HENRY WALLER  Note   the' address:     Next, door    t  .   Stevenson & Co.  n

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