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 Cf  A..JTX___-  SEVENTH YEAR,  CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY   APRIL 15th..  tSoo  will commence April lOtli.  r o- f  tt *  , , <��������� ' ' , r  Having decided to withdraw the business from Cumberland and confine our efforts and attention to Nanaimo, we will start a Genuine  Removal   Sale. , ; ,:  This is no deception. For absolute proof Come and get Prices, and  secure benefit of this Clearance Sale.  Money saved is money, made, and if you would make money buying  your goods, do not fail to take advantage of this opportunity.  a 1  Profits will be sacrificed By us in order to reduce the stock quickly.  f ' r~ I _( J r  & Co.  THE OLD RELIABLE FIRM OF  rW. WAITT & CO.  _?0 v_������ot*er*Mwewf <_?������., - -    Victoria, B. C.  Sole Agents For  Heintzmah  Nordheimer  Dominion *  Wormwith.  Jewett and  Bell  E8TEY.*������-     . ���������  DOMINION  and BELL -  Terrris to suit the Purchaser.  Write for Catalogue.  \__   !/  Ottawa News Letter.  [From Our  Own Correspondent.]  Ottawa, April   3.���������Although  the Speech from the Throne   contained very little, both   Opposition  and   Government   members  have  found a great deal to say  with   re-  arespect   to   it,   principally   about  what it does not contain ; and  although the debate   has now continued for nine days it shows no signs  ���������of slackening, and when the House  jneets again   to-morrow   after   the  "Easter recess it   will   be   resumed  with renewed vigor   and   continue  certainly for the remainder of   this  week and perhaps well on into next.  'The "ebate on Monday last assumed a new feature when the Liberals,  who  had  apparently retired from  the contest, came to the front again  ,and since that   time   the  Govern-"  ;  ment. benches   have   been   heard  from quite as frequently as the Op-  |position.  MR. TARTE DEFIANT.  During the four days of the week  ihe Conservatives who spoke were  IMessra   Roche,   Bennett,  Sproule,  ���������Chauvin, Clancy, Hughes, Mclnor-  Tiey and Sir Charles Hibbert Tup-  yer.     The   Liberals  who   replied  were Hon. Mr.   Tarte  and ^Messrs  Ho.net, McGlure,   Carrol, Marcotte,  Davis, Bourassa, and   Madore,   so  that it will be seen that   the  Government has found it necessary to  areply to the able arguments adduced by the Opposition   speakers,   a  line of policy they   had apparently  abandoned &% the close of the first  week of the   debate.    Mr.   Tarte's  speech was very noticeable  for   its  hold and aggressive tone.   He  defended  himself with  considerable  ability from _be attacks made  on  him, mostly by Literals, and   under the guise of a willingness to retire from   the  Ministry   whenever  his leader   asked   him   to   do   so,  practically challenged that   leader  (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) to   put   him  out of the Ministry   if   he   dared.  There was no mistaking the tone of  Mr. Tarte's speech.  "MASTER OF THE ADMINISTRATION."  Mr. Bennett, who   followed   Mr.  Tarte very aptly styled that gentleman the "Master of the   Administration" and proceeded to   criticize  " the the Minister in  an exceedingly  able way.    "Billy" Bennett, as he  is popularly termed, is a little  terror when he  gets loose   and   gave  the Minister of   Public Works   the  most uncomfortable half   hour   he  has spent for some time.     All   the  speeches by Conservatives this week  have been considerably above   the  average and the very able address  delivered by Dr. Sproule on   Monday, will rank as one of   his   very  best   Parliamentary    efforts.    Mr.  Clancy and Mr. Mclnerney also de-  serve special   mention.   The   last  named is one of the   most  promising young members of the   Conservative party, and bids fair  to   become the Irish Catholic representative   from the maritime   Provinces  when the Conservatives "come   to  their own" again.  THE SPEECH OF THE WEEK  The speech of the week, however,  however, and, indeed, the speech of  the debate, was the one with which  Sir Charles Tupper occupied the. attention of the House at both the afternoon and evening sittings on  Thursday, speaktng altogether for  $ix hours and a half. Sir Hibbert  Tupper's speech was.   divided   in&>  two very distinct portions. In the  afternoon he defended the leader'of  the 'Opposition (his father) from  the attacks of .the Premier, and in-'  dulged in' a general criticism of' the  Government's policy. In the evening 8ir Hibbert ': Carried the  war into Africa," and attacked the  Ministry, and especially Hon. Mr.  Sifton, on the administration.of the  Yukon territory. * -\  HARD ON MAJOR. WALSH.  In plain words Sir Hibbert * said  that under  Commissioner "Walsh  the'entire'staff in the -Yukon ;.was ,  rotten from top to bottom.     Vice, I  immorality^Iand^ reigned  ' rampant. -' Walsh   was r living /in *  open immoralty, with the most notorious woman in the Klondike and  through her a very large   amount  of the blackmailing was done. That  there was blackmailing was shown  over and over again  by   extracts  from   private and' public   letters.  Instances were given   of   information respecting claims being refused during office hours,  but   easily  obtained after four o'clock, provided; "Lucille" was paid $10 or more  for "fixing"  some official.    Walsh  was habitually drunk, and one gentleman oi very high  standing, in a  letter to Sir Hibbert Tupper stated  that on one occasion when he   called on Walsh to present a letter of  introduction from Lord Strathcona.  Walsh was so drunk he could   not  read it.    Blackmail was levied   to  every inconceivable shape.     Whiskey permits were publicly   peddled  and  Sir   Charles   stated   that   he  knew of his own knowledge   of one  case where a prominent  lawyer   in  Victoria had received a fee of   $500  for telegraphing to the Minister of  the Interior, for a whiskey   permit.  He gave another instance where   a  party which had obtained permits,  had their vessel delayed for several  days eo that some   friends   of   the  Government,   who were   taking   a  boat load of whiskey up the  river,  might be able to   get   to   Dawson  first, which they did.  THE GOVERNMENT  RESPONSIBLE.  Sir Hibbert claimed that bribery  and corruption of   all   kinds   had  been open   and   unblushing.    For  this state of things, which he characterized as di graceful and  unpar-  alled in the history of gold mining  throughout the world,   he   blamed  the Government more than the officials who went up to   the   Yukon.  They were sent up with   miserable  salaries and limited allowances,   to  a country where everything was on I ten in. vain,  a scale, of   extraordinary   extrava*  gance, and to administer regulations which appeared^to have been  constructed for the- express purpose of affording the officials opportunities for supplementing their  limited salaries by levying blackmail.  A COMMISSION   OF; JUDGES.  Sir Hibbert urged that an inde-  pendent   commission    of,,   Judges  should be appointed to examine into the whole administration of   the  Yukon.    The honor and reputation  of the country were at stake. -   The  so-called investigation by Mr. Ogil-  vie was a farce.'   Canada had been  iniured to an almost irreparable de  gree abroad by these scandals and  frauds, and the Government owed  it to themselves and   the  country  that   an   impartial    investigation  should be held where   the ��������� charges  could be either proved or disproved.  He did not move any; ��������� amendment  to the address; but it is generally  supposed that before  the   close   of  the debate, or' on   the   motion   to  adopt the address clause by' clause,  an amendment will bas proposed regretting that no promise has   been  made that an investigation will  be  hardly   held    by    an    impartial  tribunal.  TO ABOLISH THE MILITIA.  Apart from Sir JHibbert-Tupper's '  arraignment of the Government on ,  its   Yukon    Administration,    the  most'sensational feature of the past  week wasthe arraignment   of   the  Militia Department by Major-General Hutton in his   annual   report  on the state of the   Militia,- which  was laid before Parliament on Mon  day night.    Major^reneral Hutton  in effect, says that the Administration of Militia is about   as   rotten 4  and inefficient .as Sir Hibbert - Tup-"  ���������^rclaimed'the A'dministratidnr~of  the Yukon to be���������but, in a   differ-  _   *     1  ent way. , In  the   Yukon,   Walsh  and his subordinates were,   according to Sir Hibbert Tupper,-. dishonest, immoral and drunken.    In the  Militia Department there is no dishonest, immoral of   drunken   conduct charged: but the  Major-Gen-  says, almost in   so   many   words,  that there" is   too   much   political  "pull," too much "influence" of var  ious kinds, and that the Militia can  never become an efficient   fighting  force so long as it continues to have  a double barrelled   head; that  is,  so long as it is   under   both   civil  and military control.    He proposes  a drastic -remedy.    Practically   he  recommends the  abolition   of   the  Canadian   "Militia,"   the    Militia  Department and   the   Minister   of  Militia,   and the substitution of   a  Canadian  "Army,"   with   a   War  Office, and a Commander in  Chief.  Like other militarymen  who  have  preceded him, Major-General  Hutton does appear to understand   the  very genesis of  our   Militia - force, -  which is defence, not attack.      He  wants to create an "army" for fight  ing purposes, but, it is  very   questionable whether there aie a  dozen  men of any prominence in Canada,  outside of the   Militia   itself,   who  want     $5,000,000   or  BRITISH SAILORS  DON'T RETREAT.  ���������������___���������*������������������_������ * f  COAL DIBOOVEBExJ���������MTJItDEB ON  THIS CHILOOOT���������VANCOUVER  1  STBIKX���������SEBIOUS ACCIDENT.  FROM   OTTAWA:  .i  Ottawa, April 13th.���������In' the House  today Sir Charles Tupper congratulated  government on its deoision to carry  through the Pacific Cable. Sir Wilfrid  Laurier in reply hoped Sir Charles.would  have equally good words rol praise for  other deserving measures, which the,  government intended to bring in.  Col. Prior asked if there was any truth4  in the item about Mr. Ludgate returning;  the lease of Deadmahs Island to Militia  Department.;   Sir Wilfrid - Laurier said  he would submit the \ question < to the ,  Minister of  Militia,   as   he  had never*'  heard anything of it. (v, ( *"!,  An order in Council has been passed  cancelling the grant of nineteen acres of \  land to Mr. Dunsmuir for ..terminal pur- '  poses for his.. railway.' passing !\through 5  Songhees Reserve. The. government isr  also suing for^ the^ price of the right of5'  w&y on the reserve. > '' >\- /f  - Ottawa, 14.���������-Statement wired that   E. -  . and ;N. Railway, Company's le ise of right  of way on Songhees   Indian Reserve has, .  been cancelled, is absolutely  devoid > of -  truth'     ' T .-   *'  f        > 1    *       r 1  FROM VICTORIA.:       ',   s  - ''',<' '..-���������' . ,. .j ''..  Victoria, April ijth���������Some rather-  important changes in Supreme Court;'  rules have been gazetted. One allows;  solicitors to apooint' agent upon whom '  process may be served. .,     \ - '   _  .y^"'-1  Steamer" Laurada will be seized tie  next time she come in to B. C, ports for :  having landed stowaways.at Bella Bella'  without papers. , ,   '\ ;  ; >  yil  >������ri  '*'-.  ������?l  COAL  FOUND.  Vancouver, April ' I3tn. ���������Vancouver  men are reported to have found *a valuable deposit :bf4 coal at Sandy Cove^  Queen Charlctte Sound.  ��������� k&A  %*.  ���������y-.  'ASSiZES^toJpTJRNEI5;^.7  Victoria, April 13th.���������The Assizes adjourned   this  morning- until- Saturday.  Sonyer    case      for    >   murder      and.  Munn perjury  case  are   postponed   till,  the 25th owing to illness of Mrs.  Munn,  and of Louiie witness,in Sonyer case.  Gazette issued tonight will contain announcement   of    Municipal     Court   of  Revision at Nanaimo-May 15th.    Long  vacation is changed ��������� from August  and  September to July and August.  FIGHTING IN   SOMOA.  Apia, Somoa via Auckland, N. Z.    As  the result of an ambush of Mataafa  warriors  on a German   plantation   today,  American and Britise sailors were forced  to   retreat  one hundred strong against  800 Svtmoans, leaving three officers and '  four soldiers   killed!    Retteat   sounded  three times before   Marines and Blue  Jacket retired,   Americans and'English  fighting   _ide   by  side.     Lieut.   Phillip ^  Landells had his leg shattered while endeavoring to fire a jammed  gun.   Lieut.  A. Freeman (English) was shot through  the heart.    On April  ist, a force of 214  British and American and   140 friendly  natives   were     surprised     by   ambush.  Rebel force opened fire on rear left flank  of   the     Anglo American   forces.    The  friendly natives bolted but  the  Marines  and Blue   Jackets   stood   their   ground  splendidly.     Enemy's    loss    40   killed.  The bombardment of coast  towns still  continues and Americans and British are  hurrying warships to Samoa.   The situation is dangerous. The lives of foreigners are nasafe in the Islands.  MURDER ON THE CHILCOOT;  *-!*  '".!;'!.  spent on mrintaining a "standing  army." What this country wants  is not "soldiers" but "police," and  Major-General Hutton's scheme  will cause a momentary flutter and  then be forgotten. There is no  doubt, however, that the Militia is  being run at present as a Uniformed Adjunct to the Liberal party,  the motto of which is "No Tories  need apply," and the sooner that is  A -    *  m   11  ���������nif if *ii������-_������������������p  changed the, better for the Militia  and the country. If General Hut-  ton's report can be instrumental  in bringing about a reform in this  respect it will not have been  writ-  Jf, A. G.  Victoria, April 13th.���������Word received  that three men have been murdered!  by Indians on the Chilcoot trail. Thft  men had been cutting their initials on  the Indian totem poleswhen they were  $10,000,000 j surprised by the Indians and shot.  VANCOUVER  STRIKE;  Vancouver, April 13th.���������The tailors''  strike is still on, and spring suits are at  a premium. The Chinese tailors are;  doing a rushing business, and it iV  intimated that same of the merchants,  are giving them their orders, which they,;  can not fill till the strike is settled*  ACCIDENT.  Nanaimo, April 13th.���������David Mor-������  gan, miner of Northfield, was badly  squeezed about the abdomen, last night  by fall of coal. He is resting as easy as.  can be expected.  THE CABLE.  Ottawa, April 13th.���������It was decided)  at today's meeting of the Cabinet to go*  on with the Pacific Cable between Vaxt*  cojuver and Australia.. ���������A.  LITTLE   THINGS.  ���������l-f  '; >  J  ii *  Only a little shriveled sued���������  It ir:if*lifc be a (lower or grass or weed  Only n box of oarlh on tbe edge  Of a narrow dusty window ledge;  Only a few scant summer showers.  Only a few clear, shining horns.  That, was all.   Vet God could make  Out of these, for a side child's sake,  A blossom wonder as fair and sweet  As ever broke at an angel's feet.  Only a'life of barren pain,  ���������Wet with sorrowful teai-s for rain;  Warmed sometimes by a wandering gleam  Of joy that seemed but a happy dream.  A life as common and brown and bare  As the box of earth "in the window there  Yet it bore .at last the precious bloom  Of a perfect soul in a narrow room���������  Pare ay tho snowy leaves that fold  Over tho flower's heart of gold.  ���������Henry Van Dy)-e  A TALE OP TODAY.  Ono could nob describe tho weather that  day simply as'rainy, Cor the water poured  down as though soico river a'bovo had  hurst tho dam and,' having found an outlet through tho sky, was determined to  mako tho most of it. Lcmorryn Town  wight that day have been a deserted town,  entirely given up to tho reception of the  downpour, for all sign of lifo thoro was in  its street. True, soiuo smoke was feebly  trying to rise out of somo of tho chimneys  rj and soon after .o'clock a string of bedraggled children niado thoir way homo from  school soaked and dripping, the rain t'hat  did not empty itself on their poor littlo  heads and shoulders splashing' up again  ( and soaking their little worsted covered  legs and clumsily shod feet." But they  quickly vanished within tho various closed  doors, and tho rain had tho place to itself  again, and, not content with  turning the  - Ettreet'into a river, trickled in at tho ill fifc-  .ting doors and windows and dripped per-  ��������� eistently through tho holes .in tho roofs.  Unless something happened to check the  ��������� downpour soon, the town���������as it by courtesy was called���������bado fair soon to form  another arm of, the sea, with  waves', rip-  ,'pling over tho submerged chimneys and  roofs and fish swimming calmly in and  out of the doors and windows.  Down in tho quay' ���������> big,'vessel, which  was run so far in that she looked froin tho  houses high up on the cliffs which stretched far out to sea on oi trier sido of tho bay,  as though sho vvcro.crouchingdown in tho  middle of the town, was lying forlorn and  deserted, for tho men'.who' had been loading her with clay-bad-retired to the shelter  of tho shed on tho beach���������a sholtor merely  nominal, for tho shod was composed of but  (.fpuv granito pillars supporting an iinpcr-  ' 'feet slato roof, where they  sat wrapped in  ��������� sacks, and with the big letters on their  'backs and chests-pfoved living hornbooks  to tb_e two or three youngsters who, hav-  1 ing escaped froin home after tea, had como  to share tho shelter of the shed.    Thocld'jrs  ,sat in contented  silence, staring absently  'out at  tho  gray,  liiisfcy sea, ruminating  ar.d resting, while tho youngsters studied  - them ' Thoy were silent   because" there  was nothing to talk' about.    Most of the  inhabitants  of  tho  placo  being present;  conversation was hampered, and they wero  not in the  mood  to  mako  talk  or  to be  cheerful.  Martin Rowo was the first to break the  silence, and he spoke with tho air of an  oracJo. "If tho wind was to get up,<tho  rain'd stop a. bit." Then he lapsed into  silenco again.  Reuben Hawko grunted assent. ''If  her do get us, us'll have dirty weather out  yander tonight."  No one answered. Far out thoy could  just see a faint trail of smoke, warking  where a steamer was hurrying along. "I  couldn't fancy going along in one of them  there," said an old' man in a corner by a  pillar, nodding slightly toward whore the  smoke of the steamer was melting away.  "I'd so soon go 'pon ono of the steam on-  gincs, and nobody can 'cuso me of that.  I've never oven.so much as -seed ono all  tho years they've been tearing about the  country."  "I reckon us'll have to como to it sooner  or later," responded a younger- man lazily, "but it do seem like tempting Providence to do 'eo a harm. If I was a married man, now, I shouldn't reckon it right  to risk it." *"  "I dunno,- Sam; things  looks different  altogether tlion." '.Sam looked perplexed  and could find nothing to say. Martin  Howe's abstracted, singsong voice broke  the silenco again. "We've had a brave  scat of dryth," he romarkod, evidently  following out tho train of thought suggested by licuben's statement. "A change  wouldn't be .out tlie way now.'"  For noarly au hour they sat passive, ruminating, chewing their quids of'tobacco,  and by and by tho short 'day closed in and  tho rain lessened." When the light began  to fade, one of tho men suggested that  they might as well go home. Tho others  hesitated. ./They wero paid,by tho job, not  by tho hour..  . While thoy were hesitating there was a  quickstep putsldo and a swish of petti  coats, and in another moment a girl was  in their midlfc. Sho was a tall, graceful  creature with a fino head well set on her  pretty neck, from'r'which .her. dress fell  back loosely, and dark, wavy hair drawn  back from a low brow.' Her eyes wero  dark and closo set to hor thin, well shaped  nose, above which'her dark oyebrows met.  It was a striking faco, but ono ropellant  rather than, -attractive to'a 6tudent'of  physiognomy.-     ���������'..-.��������� ..',       ..'   .  Tho men glanced up as sho came in'like  a small whirlwind, breaking up th'cir'  .stolid reflections. "Bill'.s come back,'  ���������she said.excitedly,''and ho says tho wind  is going'round and there'll, be a galo by  and by.'-' ' Her checks were flushed and  her eyes sparkling with excitement. Tho  men seemed to catch the infection of her  mood and looked up with interest, but  Martin Howe, her father, alone spoke.  "Do 'ee say so now, Verity?" he ejaculated, with littlo apparent interest in her  statement, though thoro was plenty in his  eyes   ������fc  BufWrorifcy's keen eyes, glinting round  the place, had caught sight of tho smaller  members of tho community, staring at her  with eyes and ears agape with interest,  and immediately pounced upon them.  "Why, if thoro Isn't our Zachy and Tommy II aw kin!    Tommy Havvkin and Zachy  Rowe, your mothers area-looking for you.  You'd better make haste home, and you'll  catch it when you gets there." And Tom  and Zachy fled before her flashing, eyes,  but their minds were full of a vaguo wonder as to why their elders looked pleased  whon they heard there was a gale rising.  Bill's prophecy was quickly fulfilled. Bo-  fore night fell a hurricane had sprung up,  squally, gusty���������bad enough in all conscience on land, but 50 times worse at  eeu. The wind roared in the chimney  and. rattled tho doors and windows, waking up little Zachy Rowe and frightening  him so much that ho was afraid to go to  sleep again had he been able to, lest the  roof should fall in and kill him before he  could, wive himself, and* bile be was lying*  avyake ln his little bed in the end of, tho  kitchen which was railed off to form a  bedroom ho heard some ono burst in at the  front door and say in a loud whisper-  "Her's runned straight on 'em, and her's  going down as fast as "she can go. .The  folks is taking to tho boats or trying to  swim to land." Then there was such a  hurrying and bustling and quick low  .whisporing that. Zachy grew consumed  with longing to know what it all meant  Ho heard his father givo a low,, laugh in  answer to, tho last remark. "Thoro's a  ���������many as havo tried.that," ho said meaningly, and littlo Zachy's heart ached to bo  a man and to go with thorn, and as soon  as thoir backs.-were'turned ho tried to slip  ,on sonio clothes and cut out through the  open door, but his mother was quickor  than he.  "No, you  don't, my dear chceld," sho  said,-catching him as he was getting well  out over tho threshold, and then sho stood  by and received his little garments ono by  ono as he took them off, and, having  put  them far'out of his reach and  tucked him  in his bed, sho sat down   by  tho  Are and  waited, listening in ton tly,or wont over and  opened the top half of tho door and leaned  out over tho hapso as  though  looking for  Bomo one.    Zachy, waiting and listening,  too, lay in his little bed and watched her.  It seemed to him  that  a  lifetime  passed  thiis.    In reality it was a couple of hours.  Not a sound from without  save the roar  and cry of tho wind reached them; and he  was just dropping off   to  sleep  when tho  door, was flung open and Verity burst in.  Over her head  a  thick shawl was pinned  tightly, but in spite of it her hair had been  caught by tho wind and was blown wildly  about her-jfaco, aud her  skirts were dripping water all the way sho went.    She  stepped in with a,brisk, exultant air and,  going over to tho table, laid on  it some  things that glittered and  sparkled in the  light of the flaring candle���������a gold watch  and  chain, two  rings, ' in one  of which  , flashed a diamond; a handful of money,  and a pocketbook. ' ,  "Oh, my!',' cried her mother, and her  eyes sparkled. Verity's sparkled, too, but  sho took caro to draw, tho articles nearer  to herself and kept her hand by them.  "Idono   better  than  any  of-'em, "sho  said, with a littlo exultant laugh.   "Steve  Bennett's mad.     Ono   was  washed  right  in"whore I was standing���������the best of-the  lot too.    He splashed   tho water  all over  mo, but I saw the di'mond on   his  finger  as'-ho clutched  hold  of the  rock, and   1  didn 't mind a wetting.   Ho was a' Frenchy ���������  I lieliovo; any'ow, he was a furrinor."  "Then ho wasn't dead?"  "No, . he  wasn't.    He wasn't  far off.  though.    I reckon ho is by this timo."  "You sent un in again?"  "Tho tide was turning, and  I  sent  un  out 'long with it."  She greedily drew the things still nearer  her and began to look through the.contents of the pocketbook. "Only letters  and that there," contemptuously. She  flung "that thcre^" a portrait of a woman,  toward her mothor. Tho letters she put  in the firo.-  "You'd better put in this, too," said  her mother, handing her back tho portrait. "She's pretty I wonder who.'er  is? His wife or sweetheart, I shouldn't  wonder."  . "I rockon she isn't neither  now," said  Vority callously.  KRUGER'S   BISMARCK.  An Irish Baker Is "Oom Paul's" Risrlit  Iland Sinn.  "Oom Paul," the' president of -the  ��������� Transvaal, is probably one of the most  unique chief executives of whom any civilized nation can boast. Perhaps the most  striking evidence of his singular character  is the man wh,o acts in the capacity of his  confidential' advisor. This man is Peter  Gillingham. Peter is no moro a Beer than  a potato is a cabbage. Ho was born in  Cape Town of Irish parents, and, although  ho has adopted Dutch customs and can  speak tho language of tho Transvaal without a trace of "brogue, he has tho quick  Celtic wit and tho ready tonguo which are,  the horitago of all Irishmen.  Peter Gillingham, who is virtually the  political boss of tho Transvaal and the  power behind the presidential chair, is by  trade a baker. The only cilieo he holds i-i  that of justice of thG peace. Vet when  matters of moment in conncuijiou with the  affairs of tho great Dutch republic aro to  bo settled it is to the Irish baker that  Krugur listens with tho most attention,  not that hp acts on all of Dillingham V advice, for "Oom Paul" is as stubborn aa.  tho best of tho Boers, hue /there are few  men to whom ho will listen at all.  Though   boru   under tho Englif-'h  flag,  Gillingham has* no los-o for it. and that is  tary position in Major Marchand's attire.  He was simply dressed as a planter or ox-  plorer in white clothes, with topboots and  a soft felt hat, with tho ribbon of the  Legion of Honor pinned on-his loft breast.  Contrary to tho usual way-French ofricers  wear their hair, Major Marchand had his  dressed English fashion, shaving his chin  and allowing his whiskers"to grow as long  as those of tho famous Lord Dundreary."  Indeed tho mivjor seemed entirely to answer the description in Lord Salisbury's  reply to the French foreign office whon tho  premier stated that the British government fould not refuse to transmit a message "to it, French explorer in a difficult  uosition on the Xilu '"  GLIMPSES OF  PEKING.  ." PKTJ.ItGlLLIX.G'JAM.'  the secret of his popularity with President  Kruger, who, though' v. mighty shrewd  old hunter "and politician, has points-of  weaknesstfbortiering on fatuity. Gillingham made-.'liis first ctfup with Kruger at  tho time of* tho Jamison raid, when England threatened to wipoput tho little republic-^ 'Witli, tho hosts of England arrayed against tho Transvaal and no  friends, this plucky Irishman got together  some of his, countrymen and offered to  raise a regi'niqnt to fight for it against; the  British. Further moro, he. communicated  with Irishmen in America, and' proposed  that they arm and equip.'forces do send  down to aid the Boers. "* "' ���������'.',��������� '., '  Kruger, who is just as, gonorous as Re is  vindictive, .was; quito .overconio^by this  offer, and he has ever since kept'a warm  spot in his heart for tho'Irish. Mure than  this, however, Gillingham has along head,  knows when to advise, when to keep quiet  and is so genial and adaptablo that he is  always on tho right side.  A  FAMOUS  MEETING.  The morning broko as calm and sunny  and beautiful as though such weather as  that of the past night were impossible.  Except for tho whitecapson the still angry  waves it seemed impossible. Down on the  quay, where the large steamers deposited  their living freights, a pretty, well dressed  woman stood, ovidently waiting, gazing  anxiously out over the glistening water.  Her eyes,were full'of' wistful, hardly- joyous,' expectancy. Sho did not notice tho  talk and excitement or" the grave, horror  stricken faces of those around her. A  woman's scream and bitter wailing reached her ears perhaps, but not her brain;  equally, unconscious was she, too, of the  pitying glances turned on herself, so intent whs sho on searching tho face of tho  ocean. ���������  . A bright flush came into hor cheeks, the  strain of waiting-and. her emotion were so  great. Sho longed now for tho waiting to  bo over, for him to arrive, to know that  anything else was impossible���������some one  touched her on tho arm and interrupted  her thoughts. She glanced around, a  quick look of dread in hor eyes. The look  faded when she saw who stood by her, but  ono half glad, half anxious, took its placo  "You," sho cried, "you still horol Oh.  you must go I It is ho good I" Her _ tone  and her gestures markod her as not English.  "I have news for you," he gasped; "prepare yourself for a shock. A telegram has  reached hero;_ there has been a,calamity-���������-  his shipWas wrecked last night. All on  board were���������none were saved!"  Sho opened liCr whito lips,.but no sound  came? He read through her question, in  her horror filled eyes and. answered it.  "Ho is dead."  They looked into each other's eyes for a  long moment arid then away, anywhere-,  at' anything but each other, for in their:  faces thero was a look which both wero  ashamed of, as yet, in tho newness of this  great tragedy which had happened. There  was something besides grief and horror  in their eyes and hearts, and the dead  man had been very generous to his friend  and good to the woman he was on his  way to make his bride.���������Mabel Quiller  Cotich in London Sun.  If a woman didn't have abettor opinion,  of a man than ho deserves, she would  never   fall in love with   him,���������Chicago  Nuwh.  Major   Mnrclimul'ti   First   En con liter  With the English lit Fasliodu.  This is a picture of an incident which  for somo timo looked as though it might  be tho climax to a situation which was to  involve two of tho greatest of European  nations in a war to tho death. It. shows  the meeting of Major Marchand with the  first English officers to arrive at Fashcda.  The plucky Frenchman who had raced  half way across the continent and seized  ,������!! important strategic spot at tho headwa-v  ters of the Kilo was having his first  glimpse of tho English who wero to dis-  puto his position. At that timo- ho probably did not know that these hclnioted otti-'  cerswer������ the representatives of the victorious sirdar who rested on his arms with  his great'army, only a few days' march  down the Nilo. Marchand was probably  ready to bid defiance to the British and  hold what he had; gained at all hazards  We know how ho changod his mind later  The picture is made from a sketch taken  by ono of tho English officers. Lord Cecil  is  just introducing Captain Keppol, coin-  HOW MAl'CUAXD MET THE ENGLISH,  manderof tho river gunboat Sultan, whoso  funnel shows in the distance. Major Marchand looks littlo like a soldier. As the  officer says in the descriptive note which  he sends with his sketch:  "There was  no indication of any mill-  Scenes ������un������l  Incidents In tlie Imperial  City of China.'   '���������  Poking struck mo as extraordinarily  backward after tho-evidences of progress  I had seen and heard of in othor parts of  China, even in such places as Chang-sha,'  tho capital of Hunan, whero no European  resides. ' In the latter town eloctrio light  has been installed by tho Chinese themselves in several dwelling houses. In Peking the bust'thoroughfaresare practically  unlightcd and almost impassable for pedestrians, whilo tho dust, mud and stonches  dofy description. It would almost seem  as if diplomatic indifference and Chinese  corruption had conspired together to mako  the capital as loathsome and ropellont as  possible, for fear, that if, ronderod attractive the invasion of-foreign enterprise  would, on tho,ono hand, givo tho European representatives of the powors a deal  of exti'Untrouble and, on. tho other hand,  open .the eyes of the podplo and seal the  doom of Chinese official corruption. "  The  contract  for   lighting  the publlo  strcots is, so I am. told,a most lucrative  ono and   brin'gs  in vast, profit to tho con-  cessiorinaire,' and' a large sum is no doubt  netted similarly' by tho mandarin responsible for   tho  main   sewerage.    A '-yearly  official inspection  is niado  of thec'CIoaca  Maxima of. P'cking'in a characteristically  Chinese manner.    Tho inspector rides up  to ono end  of ,tho sower, which, as every  ono knows, has been blocked rip with filth  for scores of years, and a cooly is solemnly dispatched '. to enter and   proceed   right  through," so as to  demonstrate visibly th������  practicability of tho passage.  Tho inspect-'  ing  party thon ride  round  to the farther  end,, whence  a cooly  is seen   to  emerge.  .No more searching, examination  or infallible test could surely be required, and tho  majosty cf Ghinoso officialdom rides away  perfectly  satisfied..   Agaiif, the":roadway  inside  tho Tartar city' is  lined  on  both  sides   with' many   hundreds  of ' booths,'  whero ^Chinese  families reside and   keep  shops.     This incumbering of  the public  , highway is contrary to  law and  is  only  winked  at by the' polico in consideration  of heavy  blackmail   bcing<.forthcoming.'  extorted   from   the. tenants.    Whenever,  howeveri tho  emperor announces  his intention of riding abroad, .a complete clearance  is  raado, so  that  no, unauthorized  structures or other obstructions may offend  'the imperial  cyo.'    Whon his, majesty ro-  entors his palacc,;all the booths and stalls  are replaced *iii' statu  quo.���������-Nineteenth  Century. ���������'   .'-.'���������-: ---��������� ���������_-..,-      ,, ^   -,.  :-   THE  PARIS..OF  TODAY.  A. Sonth American Dairyman:  Few sights of everyday routine appear  moro out of the common than first acquaintance with the itinerant dairyman  of the western Argentine Gamps. .  Mounted"on a  shaggy mustang  ho  is,  met approaching the outskirts of tho tow us  at-full gallop, with a musical accompani- ,  ment   (reminding one  of a violently,dis- ���������  turbed  henroost), rendered  as a  sign of  '' protest  by' a couple  of  dozen   feathered  ' samples of his stock in trade, ail slung by  ' the legs from   the  saddlo, with   no small  risk'Of  their dismemberment at each 'jog ..,t  of the horse.        ... '   .  Twenty'.yards   In   tho   rear'* a  pillow,  shaped object  is  seen   bounding And re-" V  bounding as it strikes  the 'irregular sur-   \  face of- the road at tho - end  of a rawhide' -'-  lasso.  In   this  object, consisting of a strong  skin   bag, beforo starting .on his rounds,  thehorseman places sufficient lriilkTto en-  ablo  hi in  on  reaching ftown to attond to '"'���������  his customers'butter demands.  Tho tension on   tho  lasso advises him  tho churn is somewhere fulfilling its mission without requiring attention from tho  rider, and  as avoiding  contact with'' its >  erratic movements is apparently establish-'   f  ed by custom to be tho.coneorn of any who'  '  happon to  fall'in with   it, tho  horseman.,1  smokes his cigarette in peace.���������Pearson's  .Weekly.. ',' , *"  Unfortu-iate Complaint.  ,  i  Tommy���������Maw, I don't git enough but- ,  ter for my bread. '    ���������  Mrs. Figg���������All right. >I'll give'you loaa���������,-_  bread.���������Indianapolis Journal. ���������  In spine , London hotels tho waiters re  oelvo as much as $2,500 a year in tins.  A SnuecsiNf-il'Sicsrc of tlie .City VFojiI*!  Now Be Impossible.' '  The French have been taught wisdom  by past experience," and as a result havo  planned and a few years ago/finished a  -system of fortifications round Paris which  -are'probably unequalcd for tho. purposes  for which they are intended by any siih-  ilar fortifications in the' world.  A.well informed military writer, a member of the general staff of tho German  army, has,given it as his opinion that a  successful siego of Paris would -bo, under  present conditions an impossible undertaking. '.  Tho new fortifications that surround tho.  "French capital aro spmo 15 or 20 miles  from.,the city and are connected with  Paris and with each-other by a railway  systom which would enable tho French  commander , to quickly mass at one point  a very large body of men, while the general of tho besieging sriuy, if he wished  -to prevent tho city from obtaining supplies, "and thus shut in the'people and tho  ariny that was defending it, would havo  to occupy a line extending over 100 miles,  and .hence could not by any possibility  collect a large number of his forco at any  one point to resist withevon'a shadow of  hope an attack of the enemy.  "It required- a German army of approxi-  'mately o0U,000:nten   to., lay siege.to Paris  from "Sept. 19, 1870, ,to Jan. GO, .1S71, but  the authority! we'refer to is of the opinion,  that to   repeat tho samo operation a Gcr-  mai; besieging army would, have to number utoro. than "3,000,000  men,' and  the  work of  ira'intaiu'ing'. such  a  forco  and  properly   handling   its   p?>rts   would   bo  something-, which few governments' would.-  caroto niiclertako arid fovy military commanders wouldl be able to efficiently   perform.- ������������������...-.- ,', ��������� !  . Tho Fronch havespent upon these.now  fortifications an amount variously cstiiriat-  cd at from ������6,000,000 to ������i0,'000,000, and  hence can woll afford to sell the land occupied by somo of the now obsoleto fortifications of a generation ago.���������Pearson's  ���������Weekly. *���������-.'.���������'- -     ,   ..  "������������������A Prize Yarn. .  , They were a jolly lot of sailors, smoking  clannishly in their own corner, occasionally piping up for'-grog and laughing, at  each other's turn at the long bow, conscientiously refraining from ��������� raising any  question as to the veracity or oven hinting  at.tho improbability of ���������anything related.  Ono of the tars had given a running description of a boat '/with which lie. had  sailed two seasons ago, making the somewhat familiar assertion that'she could sail  right over any lovol meadow with, a light  dew on it.   ���������   ���������     .  "That's a mighty light draft craft ye  havo been spinnin about, mate," said a  grizzled veteran whilo making a very audible effort to light his short pipe, "but I  was with one in the old country that could  beat her." /���������  "Could do better as to sail on a light  dew?" asked the other curiously.  "Aye, that sho could, lad. I remember  that when they launched her from tho  yard on tho Clyde she never touched the  water by good two inches."���������Detroit Free  Press.  Tunning: by  Electricity.  By  the' introduction  of   electricity,  into   the process-tho, period  required  for tho  tanning   of   leathers  has-been  very materially reduced.    In   the,~fiual  process qf unhairing the pelts aud skins.  it has been demonstrated that if  a ciir.- .-  rent of small density be passed through/}  the .solution   of   liino .and  arsenic  in -  ( *-      ' r rA'",'  which thoy aro usually soaked the process  is  so  hastened   that tho skins are% ���������'  ready for tho mechanical removal of the  hair in- several   hours; whereas' in the  ordinary way it would   require.'1 several '���������'  days.    The passage of  the oJectrib,current appears to  carry the' solution into '  the pores of, the hido in a very reinark-  ������������������ able.manner. ��������� After-the hair is"removed; *  and the skins placed in   tho proper,tan-  ,ning solutions a weak current is again  passed through tlie solution, which has.  a similar accelerating effect! The figures of time required for tanning- by  this process are, with bark;liquor, about  12 days for cowhide and one-half to  three days for calfskin and'one day for  kangaroo.-      ' :*        '.    ���������  The Joke Was on Boggra.  "Old Eeeton has a mighty good joke  on Boggs. Bcetou hot Hoggs a hat on  election. See?"  ���������'Yes."  "Well, Beetou lost, and Boggs went  down to the hatter to get a hat and  havo it charged to Beeton.   Catch on?"  "Yes." .  "Well, the hatter wouldn't charge  it. Ha, ha, ha!',*���������-Cleveland Plain  Dealer. .  1   - ; ;  j  At tlie Barracks.  The bugle's strains floated in through  the open window. "'   ' '  "That is'taps,' is it not, Miss Mar-  thai," he asked of the .general's fair  daughter, "and-signifies 'lights out?''"  "Yes," she answered wearily, '"or  light out."  He lit.���������L. A. W. Bulletin.-  ,iii  1   Tlie Peril������ of ix Conversazione.  Miss, Fillip���������(to   gentleman    whoso'  name  she'-did. not  catch when   introduced)���������Havo   you - read  "A -Modern  Heliogabolus?";���������_-    '��������� ���������-'-,-      ;,. :.",-  -    He���������Yes, I have. >��������� J   ���������������������������  -  -'   Mfss P.���������All through?       :'     :���������    '.���������     \  '   He���������Yes, froru beginning to end.  Miss F.,���������Dear me J I wonder you're  alive! How did you manage to get  through'it?     ~  . He (diffidently) ��������� Unfortunately, I  .wrote it. (Miss F. catches a distant  friend's eye.)���������Punch.  Old Time  Firemen.  Fifty years and more ago, when New - .  York and many other cities relied upon ,  the members of  their volunteer fire department to put out  fires,.the ambition \.  of each company was to bo, first at"'a fire*- ���������"'���������  and   most   efficient   in   subduing  .the :,  flames. v ;  One old time fireman says that noth-}  Ing now can   rouse, in   him' the excite'-" ,  inent which never failed to come at the  Hound of the fire.alarmv  .,-.  .   .. .  "Business, meals and health wero'-'of'".  small account compared to'acnll tojoki    .  the fire engine, " this veteran says, with  ,  a retrospective sigh.   "The night pf'rhy-  weddiug  there was a fire, but  it came  right in the middle of the marr.iage.serv- .  ice and I had to miss it.  However, there  was one early the  next  morning while  we were eating   breakfast, iind I went. ���������  No bride was so exacting as to expect, to ���������.,.,  keep her husband at her ...side when the  fire,department, had use for .him.";   ~  There were no salaries in those day*'-;-'  save those paid to "chief 'engineers.'-. The., v.;  firemen paid for the painting and decorating of their honored engines and for  such ropairs  as were needed from'���������time':'1���������  to time.   In the days before cities w.er0  ,.  divided   into   districts  the   volunteer.-.  firemen, added to  active service on' fh'e- ;  field   of the  conflagration,   frequently-  had a good deal of preliminary exercise  in the way of running  before they discovered where their services were needed.���������Youth's Companion. ������y  MERCTJKY MARKINGS  MR-   LOWELL'S   24-INCH   LENS    HAS  DISCOVERED MUCH OF INTEREST.  1'  ;\'..  \,  I  En  I >  Its'"  When in Crescent Phase the Planet Exhibits a Cnrious Network of I>ine���������������  Ono of These So Fixed That It Ik  Bound- to ZCudure��������� The Twines Still a.  Mystery.  -  Sinoo the recent discoveries as to the  topography of Mercury, this elusive  planeS has not been in such a "favorable  position for observation. When seen at  dusk it sparkles with a rather yellowish  luster in contrast to . the white light of  Venus,   which   is   considerably    larger.  0 Mercury shares general interest.., however,  on account of tho discovery at tbe Lowell  Observatory of strange markings on the  surfaces of both.bodies. , ��������� '  Though nearer to the sun than any  known planet, Mercury is not a good reflector of the profuse effulgence it receives, and some of its tracts seem to bo  particularly dim, more so even than   thu  ; dark lunar plains., To Mr. Lowell and  his 24-inuh Ions the scientific world is indebted for a knowledgo of tho true form  of those dark-tinted areas, and no doubt,  , too, for the discovery of many of them,  as his map is more complete than any  delineation of 'tho Hurfaoo, before attempted. ''  These strange lines that streak the  disk in various directions.had long given  impressions to telescopic 'observers that  there were markings1 some distance from  tbe brighter limb of tbe planet, but the  intervening spaces were indistinguishable.  A rotation period of ^ bout, twenty -four  hour3 had;been inferred, though- never  fully accepted. In 1889 S-hiaparclli announced that the rotation .'period corresponded' with' the 'time of revolution  around tho sun, or very nearly so, and  this important disoovery . was soon confirmed,by others,, and again recently by  the distinct and accurate views obtained'  at the Lowell Observatory. A similar  correspondence between the axial and  orbiial motions of Venus was* also announced and fully confirmed afterward,  and more recently by Mr. Lowell and his  staff."  a As the same sides of these planets   are  thus always presented to   the   sun, their  evening phases present the same sections  of surface to our( view,    with   only such'  MAPOFMEKCtrnY.'MArJE BYPKOF. LOWEIX.  variations as como from increase and  libration. Mercury, whon in crescent  phase, rovcals the curious network of  lines on the west side of the..accompanying, map from a diawing by Mr. Lowell,  The oval" aspect is an allowable distortion by which ia included the extent  of surface seen by the libration, which,  on acoount of ita very eccentric orbit, is  about five-eighths of tho whole. The angular outlines are so unlike tbe lunar  tracts, the belts of Jupitor, or the continents and canals' of Mars, that there is  much vague conjecture as to the real  ' nature of, the littlo planet's topography.  Analogy suggests rivers and mountains,  but the vastness of the scale annuls all  resemblance tc suoh terrestrial features.  Neither the Amazon nor the Andes could  be possibly discerned on the earth's surface at a distance of from seventy to one  bnndrcd millions of miles.  Tho horizontal horseshoe, as Mi*. Lowell calls the northern, eastern and sou-  thorn border markings, wag found to be  singularly effective in demonstrating the  extent of the libration, the curve being  sometimes a considerable distance from  the terminator. ������  The Petasi Regio, 5, latter line, land,  water, or phantom, whichever it may be,  is destined to. endure, as in fifty drawings made independently by several ob  servors at tho Lowell Observatory, it  holds its place without important deviation,  PJven in some of the older maps it i3  ear.i!y seen thaS it formed a vaguo but  rea*. basis for tha unreal tracts from  ��������� which false rotation periods wera derived.  That tlie axis of rotation is perpendicular  to,tho "plane of revolution as announced  by Schiaparolli is further, confirmed by  tho observations at flagstaff The atmosphere in which the planet has been enshrouded by many observers seems to  have vanished in the cloai air of Arizona.  When Meroury crossed tho sun's disk in  18fi4, tho most propitious time for She  detoction or an atmosphoric envelope, it  was lookod for'in vain, and the constant  distinctnes. of tho dark streaks is also  advanced as evidence agalnVc its existence.  -That tho plauot is moonliko in other  rdspects, too, mountainous, rugged, crafcer-  sprinklod and arid is further suggested,  but a mountainous surface has before  bean conjectured as a cause for its dull  reflecting power. The cratdr features are  a.new idea that has little foundation as  yet. It isnoionaer possible, however, to  class the extraordinary streaks a hundred  miles in width and many' hundreds in  length as mere imaginary objeccs, as they  have been seendistinotly on saveral occasions by Air Lowell and his experienced  staff. Not, do thoy exist? but what are  they? is the ojuestion to bo solved by the  telescopes of tno futme.  DECORATIVE  NOVELTIES.  The Friesse and Ceiling: Paper Abandoned���������Gilded Rope Ornamentation.  Of late it has become quite the fash-  Ion in hanging wall' paper to dispense  ���������with the usual frieze. This is the case  often when the ceilings are high and  certainly where the story is a low one.  It is argued that' the friezo tends to dir  minish the height of the room and to  detract from the beauty of the wall. A  heavy frieze serves to overload the sides  and decreases the effect of pictures and  furnishings. Sometimes there is a finish  of a narrow molding. At others a strip  one or two inches wide of silver or gilt  paper, cnt lengthwise off the roll, answers the same pi������pose. An elegant  Bait of parlors lately redecorated in  green embossed paper on a cream giound  had no finish at the top, neither -wero  there'1 ceiling decorations, but a> plain  cream ground instead, says a writer in  Good Housekeeping, authority also for  the following decorative hints:   *  Greatly overdouo has been tbe ceiling  decoration   business.    Pyrotechnic designs and  bizarre arabesques  in  paper  have had their day, save with .the very  uncultivated.    Where   tho   plaster   is  crackod and uneven and needs covering,  a plain "fiat" paper of a'singlo delicate  tint may be used.   A  more expensive  and handsomer ceiling lias hand painted  .corners and center,'in lig'ot, faint tones?  In a parlor roses or wistaria or 'whatever flower matches the colGr of  the  principal  furnishings  clambers or  in-  twines,, gracefully fading   toward  the  , middle of the room.   In a chamber the  .morning glory is suitable.   All the corners are' unlike, though' tha same mo  tive is repeated in varied styles.  ,  Gilded rope,'of a size  corresponding  w.ith that of the picture, is_a .favorite  decoration for the edge of pictures, especially for  sea  views.   The rope, attached   by  small 'nails tn the'wooden  frame, is then filled with sizing>cr varnish to  prevent   the sinking  in of  tho  gilding.   At each corner threo flat loops  are fastened to the frame.   In "country  cottages homemade or pine tables mny  be covered with rope.   With it the,legs  ore tightly wound, while tho edges are  'closely covered  with a running pattern  in Greek' form, circle  following   circle  in an endless chaiiii  A knot with,ravel-  ed'ends four inches Jong .is fastened at  each corner, and the only space left uncovered is tho  top, which   is  supposed  to be occupied with   the  lamp  audits  mat. ' '       -  DREAD   TO  SAVE  FROM   DROWNING.  ���������(A Model For Home Dressmaking.  A useful blouse to be worn under an  autumn coat or cape ,with a serge skirt  up to very cold weather is'shown, in  the diagram. Ifc is-becomiug to a slight  figure, as three inches of tho waist por-  A   Superstition   That   Prevents   Rescues That Could Be Made Easily.  A strong antipathy once prevailed to  rescue a drowning man, the idea being  that the person saved would sooner or  later do some sort of. injury to the man  who preserved his life. Sir Walter Scott,'  in "The Pirate," tells how Bryce, the  peddler, refused to "help Mordaunt save  the shipwreoked sailor from drown ing and  even remonstrated with him on the rashness,of such a deed.  "Are you mad,'' said the peddler, "you  that have lived sae lang in Zetland, to risk  the saving of a drowning man? Wot ye  not, if ye bring him to life again, he will'  be sure to do you some injury?"  This prejudice, which was deeply rooted  among our seagoing community in many  pares of the,country, existed not vory long  ago in Cornwall. It is found, too, among  French sailors and the boatmen of tho  Danube and is widely credited 'in Russia  Mr. Barry in hin "Ivan at Homo'' gives a  striking instance of tho repugnance of the  Russians to saving life from drowning.,  Ono day a drunken man walked into tho  water and disappeared. A number of spectators stood .by and gazed on tho scene  with the utmost indifference, but uoono  tried to rescue him. A court of inquiry  was hold, but as on examination no cross  was found on his neck a verdict was  quickly agreed upon by tho villagers, who  declared that tho man was "drowned be-  oause he had no cross upon his neck."  Tho Bohemian fisherman  shrinks from  snatching a drowning man from the waters, fearing that the rwater demon  will  take away his  luck in fishing and drown  him at the first opportunity.    This is a  lingering survival of the ancient significance of this superstition, the explanation  being that the water spirit is naturally  angry at being despoiled of his victim and  henceforth bears a special grudgb against  the   unlucky, person ,who   has dared toc  frustrate him.    Thus when' .some one is  -drowned in Germany the remark is made,  ''The river spirit claims his- yearly sacrifice,',' or ''The nix has taken him."  i_Out,  of    Europe -also' the' accidental  drowning of a person  is attributed to a  similar seizure, and' the*' Siameso dreads  tho  Pnuk,   or water- spirit,  that   seizes  bathers and drags   them   under   to   his  dwelling.   The Sioux-Indians have a simT,  ilar fancy and  tell, how  men , havo been  drowned by Unk-Tahe,the water monster.  For   the   same   reason,   it ' appears,   tho  Kamtpchadales, far from helping a man out  of the water, would drown him by.force.  If rescued 'by any chance, no one would  receive him  into his house or give him  food.' t ' -   '  .  ' Tho Chinese, reluctance to save a man  from drowningtariscs from quite a diffei  ent belief, it being supposed that tho spirit  of a person" who has met his death in this  way continues to flit' along tho surface of  the water until"it has caused by drowning  the death of a fellow creature. , A Chinaman therefore who attempts to rescue another from drowning is considered to incur the hatred of the uneasy'spirit, which  is desirous, even at the expense of a.man's  life, to escape from' its wanderings.���������Boston Globe.   ' ���������' '\ '  WEDDING   ETIQUETTE.  A CTTTC LTTTLE BCOTTSE.  tion fife quite closely, and the fullness  starts above this plain part. The material may be any light woolen goods  preferred, the lHtlofull vest of .soft silk,  tho collar of whito serge or silk as one  likes; This blouse is arranged;on a fitted lining, and tbe serge is put en from  the neck downward in three parts, but  does not' reach to the waist by threo  inches. Tiny plaits are set in the fronts  and a few���������nt the center back, and when  tho serge fits the .lining it is stitched  along twice by machino,.and. three plain  pieces of serge, fitting, tue lining, are  laid over tho three inches of -.ncovered  lining, and rows of braid or velvet aro  run along and finished with rosettes.  Attic.  Now, Aristophanes also had the curious  notion that just because ho had written  successful comedies ho could be funny.  '���������'You write, in the attic,' ho mused,  palpably struggling to remain calm.  "Why not on the ground floor?''  "That," replied Demosthenes, whose  great prophetic soul enabled him aptly to  quote words as yet ujpspoken. "is another  story. '���������'  The Vnlne'of Art Schools.-"  The most  important channel .through  which the wise and tho unwise wisdom of  the time can influence, strengthen and inhibit the creative power of art is art education   in the  schoolroom, says Profossor  Hugo Munsterberg in The Atlantic.   Millions of children  receive there the strongest decisive  influenco for  ajsthctical attitude, millions of  children have thero the  most immediate contact with the world of  the visi bio'arts and mold thero tho sense  of   refinement,   of   beauty,  of harmony.  Surely the  drawing  teacher can havo an  incomparable   influence  on  the  aesthetio  spirit  of  the  country,   far greater  than  oriticists    and    millionaire    purchasers,  greater  oven   than   the  professional   art  schools.    Tbe future   battles against this  country's greatest enemy, vulgarity, Will  ba fought largely with the weapons which  the drawing teachers supply to the masses.  Whoever has  attended  their meotings or  examined  the exhibitions of schoolroom  work know,  that  Dhcy   do  not  lack enthusiasm, industry, and chat their importance   in  the   educational system  grows  rapidly.  Tlie Printer us Humorist.  Since- the "new humor," says The  Academy, shows a tendency to revert to  what Mr. Andrew Lang calls tho "old  drivel," it is satisfactory to note that the  printer, whom an American writer has  justly described as the greatest humorist  of tho age, continues to maintain his reputation.  In an article in a London paper tho action of "Tho Three Musketeers." was described as a fight between "fiends and  demigods." The printer, with his customary felicity, changed "fiends" into  "friends " Of course it may bo objected  that this particular joke is not now. There  is an old story as to a death announcement  in The Times being followed by the lino.  "Fiends will please accept of this intimation." And not lo^g ago a well known  baronet was stated in a fashionable column to have "gono shooting yesterday  with a party of fiends."  Tho printer probably knew nothing of  these antecedent witticisms,.and his stroke  of humor was done, so to speak, off his  own bat.  The   Svrell  Plnce  and  Xlonr  For   the  Ceremony.  Unless there is a difference in the religious faith of the bride and her fiance  or tho family is in mourning it is quite  impossible, for the fashionable young  woman of the day to take into consideration anythiug other than a church  wedding���������a large ono at that, according  to tho New York Herald,,from which  the further interesting facts aro learned:  To he very exact the,swell hour for a  ���������K/edding is 12 o'clock, with a breakfast  to follow at the bride's home. Nexfi to  that half past 3, 4 or half past 4'o'clock  are the preferred hours, with an evening roccption or "at home." Fashion  still frowns on tho evening wedding  and .will have none of it.  Seven bridesmaids���������tho lucky*"nuni-  ber again���������is to be the most' fashionable quota this winter, besides a maid  of honor. The seventh, or head bridesmaid, as she iscalled, leads the procession of girls, followed by the other six  ���������walking in, pairs, tho maid, of honor  coming ue*xt in lino and immediately  in front of the bride���������a most charming  grouping, suggestivo of anything rather  than thoughtful planning, deliberate  and hard work in arranging the bridal  procession.  A matron of honor���������a very recently  married girl���������in place of a maid of honor is a latter day development of the  fashionable wedding, which is in high  favor just now. It is said that the brides  took their cue from the .bridegrooms,  who several years ago started in selecting a best man from the ranks of benedicts.        '/ ' t '       , "  : ,  A very important item of ,the fin de  siccle wedding is the invitation, and  this telltale little bit of paper often  speaks,most' eloquently of the sender's  knowledge of fashion's changes in style"  and form.  ��������� "<  .For .example, Gladys will be sure to  know very soon, if she has not already  found it , out, that tho latest wrinkle  this autuxnn.vin' wedding stationery  shows the invitation printed on gray  white paper instead of cream white or  dead white, the shoot a trifo more  square than that in, voguo last season,  the measurements boing about d% ������y  7^ inches. ��������� '  , Then again, not only' the church in-  'vitatiou, but' the card of admission to  tbe'ch"urcht:and~the'''invitatiou card to  the house; have a blank line, on which  is to be written the name of the guest.'  Of course this means lots more work  for those sending out the invitations^'  but, after all, think' how mucht more  elegant and personally gratifying such  an invitation is aud'whata compliment  is paid to each person who receives one.  A separate invitation should be sent'  to each guest invited, even.if several  are.invited from one family, .except of  course in the case whero a married  couple are invited, when one card covers the invitation to both.  THE  DEAN   AND  HIS WIFE.  A I/lttle  Surprise  For a Roomful  ol  Blackguard 0.  The following was told by Lord de Ros:  In tho early part of t}ho century Vauxhall  was the resort of many respectable persons, especially of those who came up from  the country to see London sights. During  one season it was infested> by a band' oft  roughs, who made it their occupation to  insult and molest the most quiet,,decent  people, especially any, whom they, guessed  to bo country visitors] 'They became such  a nuisance that sovcrefmen about town,  among whom -were Lord,Alvanley and  Keppel Craven, laid a plot, to get rid of  them.    _ ,'    o '      ���������*'"' '   *  They hired Mendoza, the.famous prizefighter, ar.d dressed,him .up as a dean,  with a shovel hat andapron. Another  prizefighter, a short man, was" dressed as a  middle aged lady and passed, as the dean'a  wife, and one evening they were seated at  Vauxhall in a conspicuous, position to  watch the fireworks. It was not long bo- >  fore the old fashioned, countrified pair attracted tho attention of tho gang, who assailed them with every kind of coarse rail- ?  lery'aud insult, all of which they bore  vory meekly. '       '  At length one of the persecutors, grow-v :  ing bolder, by impunity, stepped up to the  dean and squirted an orange into his eye.  On this .tho dean, rising, said  iii a meek,  quiet tone, "Really,  gentlemen, M  have,  borno a great.dcal; but I must put a stop  to this."   With that his hat wont one way*   ,  and his coat another, and, followed by bis"_ /  "wife," he sprang,into tbe middle of the " '"  party, hitting out in-all directions. Filled    ~~  with astonishment, and'--torror, some fled' 1  and 'some tried to show fight, but the'han-'--   ,-  dling they got from the prizefighters wai   '';  too severe for the fracas to last long.r ,  All the time Lord'Alvamoy and-hia-,"'.  friends, who wererin the boxes', were call- -i'  ing cut in  delight: "Go it^ -Mr. "Dean!.;,-.':  Give it 'em', Mrs. Dean!"    An  effectual  stop was thus put tp the'annoyancc.'' Lord - -  de Ros, who was" present, was(a  boy at ,_,  Westminster,, and' some of the-Lennoxes *  had given him a hint'that if he went to  Vauxhall that evening he would'see some  fun.���������London Spectator.  ���������   FACTS ABOUT. LENSES.' "    ,    ' .  '~lJ  Best Way to Preserve Q.rc"nccs.  Wipo the quinces, cut them in quarters and remove the' skins and cores.  Weigh them and allow an equal weight  of sugar. Cover with cold water, and  as soon as it begins to boil put in a little of the sugar. Do not stir them, but  press them down under the sirup and remove the scum. Add'the sugar by degrees until it is ail in the kettle. Let  them boil slowly until perfectly tender  and of good'colox. Drain them well as  you take them out and pack in the jars,  then fill up with boiling sirup and seal.  The sirup that is left may be boiled  longer, then strained into glasses, and  you will have jelly. This is thought by  many to be the very best way of preserving quinces, says The American  Kitchen.  The shooting fish is a native of the East  indies. It has a hollow cylindrical beak.  When it spies a fly sitting on the plants  that grow in shallow water, with remarkable dexterity it ejects out of a tubular  mouth a single drop of water, which seldom misses its aim, and, striking the fly  info the water, the fish makes it Its prey.  Boiling to Death.  The last instance of boiling to death  took place in Persia in 18i)0 The offender, guilty of stealing state revenues, was  put into a caldron of cold water, which  was slowly heated to the boiling point  His bones were distributed as a warning  among the provisional tax collectors.  Osaka has been called the New York of  Japan. With the manufacturing villages  that cluster around it it has a population  of about 1.00O.UOO,  Horse Radian For Salad.  It is not  generally known that a fine  salad plant may be  grown  from  horso  radish in  almost   the same  manner as  barbe de capucin is grown from chicory  roots.  The horse radish roots are dug in  late autumn and the crowns left intact.  They are then buried, standing upright,  in  moist   (not  wet) earth, in  a  dark,  warm cellar or underneath agreenhouso  bench and the leaves  forced  as rapidly  as pqssible.   When these are about three  or four  inches  long, they may be  cut  and  used  either   singly or mixed with  other plant salaas. If darkness prevails  during their growth, the leaves will be  white and tender and will have a sweetish pungency, but if allowed  to  have  light they will be green and tough and  too strong for use as a salad.���������M. G.  Kains.  Autumn and Winter Fabrics.  Corduroy is a leading class of fashionable stuff for autumu and winter  gowns. Some have narrow stripes in  two or three colorings, but the larger  number are plain and ribbed, and there  aro plenty speckled in different tones.  The shot whipcords are good looking  'and very durable  There are Ihe zibeline stripes often  thrown on a check,ground in black and  color, and' there are many zibeline  checks���������green on blue, brown on "green,  violet on green, black on blue and black  on brown.  Russian Courtship.  Ono of tho national eccentricities in the  Ukraio Russia is that tho maiden is the  one that does all tho courting. When sho  falls in love with a man, sho goes to his  houso and tells him tho state of hor feelings. If ho reciprocates, all is well, and a  formal marriage is duly arranged. If,  however, ho is unwilling, she remains  thero, hoping to coax him into a better  mind.  Tho poor fellow cannot treat her with  the least discourtesy or turn her out, for  her friends would bo sure to avenge the  insult. His best chance therefore, if he is  really determined that he will not marry  her, is to leave his home and stay away as  long as she is in it.  This is certainly a peculiar way of turning a man out of houso and home.���������Ledger  Monthly.      ���������         .'  In France.  li'Amie���������Oh, Gabrielle, is it true what  I have heard���������that you are to be married?  L'lngenue���������Quite true.  L'Amie���������-And to whom? Tell me, is he  rich, handsome and well bora? What is  hi3 name?    Who is he?  L'lngenue���������I do not know, cherle, but  I am to bo married, for mamma says she  is keeping her eyes open for a son-in-law,  and, as thou knoweat, I also am doing my  very best.���������Pick Ale Up.  Some Things That. AU.Ajuttte.iir,.Pho- -  togrnplieri Should Know. -    >  Very few, amateurs havo timo'or oppor- \  ' tunity to make a thorough study of optics,'"* '  but if'one'wishes to use his camora to get '  the  best   results   he   should understand'' ,>  something about the lens and its,action. ' ���������U"-^  The rapidity of a lens is a term used.tb   />  denote thejength of time which it requires" _. ,  to  form  and  impress an image, on "the"'  sensitive plate.^ Rapidity,depends on'the'-."1  manner of- construction "and the" glasseih-^,,,1  ployed in the making of'the lens.^TheJn- '" f  tensity or brilliancy of tho fmagedependa -  upon tho amount of light gathored by the.^   -  lens. v        .     'V     _  ,. .,���������   ';"���������������������������-'  n    The focus of tho lens is the point dis-,/ -j  tant from  tho ^leris where the ray's riieet>. *..  Now, if the ground, glass which 'receive*.'���������'".._^  this image is placed either.side of this, >  point, it, will receive not a point buta-  spot of light, "and tho image will ben orel^  or less distinct as;the' glass., is. removed  nearer to or farther from the;point where -"  the rays meet. ���������'   .      ,  '   '������������������-     ,  Tbe centers of tho bounding suf faces,of ' l  a lens are called centers'of curvature, "and  tbe straight line through 'the center of  curvature is called the axiy of the lens. If  a beam of light parallel to the axis falls  upon a lens, it will be collected by refrao  tion at a single point. Tho point is called  the principaj focus, and its distance from  the lens the principal focal distance.  The conjugate foci ofr a lens is the relation between the different distances at  which an object is formed by the lens.  Tho farther away an object is from the  lens the nearer to the lens, is its image  formed, while the nearer it is.to the lens  the farther away will be tho formation of  tho image. So for every distanco at which  an object is placed from a Ions thero is a  corresponding distance In the formation  of the image by the lens, and these relative distances aro called tho conjugate  foci.���������Harper's Round Tabic..  Tacitnm Men.  The late Mr. Parnell was a rather taciturn man. One night in tho early eighties, says a writer in The Cornhill Magazine, when ho and somo of his followers  were suspended vfor persistent obstruction  in tho house of' commons, ho wont up to  tho distinguished strangers' gallery with  a colleague to watch tho subsequent course  of oveuts in tho house. 'Noticing that ho  was very preoccupied and abstracted, his  colleaguo said, "A ponny for your  thoughts, Mr. Parnell." "Well," replied  the Irish leader, "I was thinking how it  had nover struck me beforo, that there are  so many baldheaded mombers in the  house."  General Grant was also a man of remarkably few words. Ho used to pass  hours in company without over opening  his lips. During his visit to this country  ho dinod at Apsley Houso, the guest of tho  second duke of Wellington, A very distinguished company was present to meet  him. Ho.spoke in monosyllables only during the dinner, but when tho ladies had  retired ho remarked aloud to his host,  "My lord, I havo heard that your fa'thor  was a military man I"  He Had No Choice.  The wife of a dynamo tender went to a  baberdashcr's*to buy a necktie for her husband. Sho selected a brilliant red ono.  ready made, whereupon tho young ami inexperienced salesman, with compassion for  tho future owner, was moved to remark :  "Excuse me, missus, is this tie for your  husband?"  "It is," replied the woman.  "Don't you think he'd rather havo some  other color? I'm afraid he won't wear  this red tie."  "Oh, yes, he will!" said the woman  firmly. "He'll have to���������he's dead. "���������  Electrical Review.  Uncle Allen. ^  "In everything you do," counseled Un-  ole Allen Sparks, "always try to improve  on your previous efforts. You will not  6uccced, of course, but it will help you to  keep up a respectable average."���������Chicago  Tribune. ���������MM  mm*���������  ^VtMrtov ���������������������I��������� >D~w" -i..vr^v*r���������_y���������������������������.ii   .npi ,������������������_iii������i, i  8:  1-f'������  l-v,  ���������it  ���������������������������������  lit'-  1  If..  THE CUMBERLAND NEW;S.  <?     _ ���������   .      ���������. i       ��������� '  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  "'Mary E'. Bisse'tc Editor.  " Persons  facing io get The News re j  gularly should iiotify the Office.  ���������    Persons having any b'i'&ir.ess .with T'lE  3MEWS   will  please  call at the"'office   or  ''ritat.       .   '   ":"  , : 'tef Advertisers w!h.p  want their  ad  /cnanged,     Gfc.ou.ld   get - copy in    \>y  %2 n.m. day before issue. ���������  "' ' f^W VVijen vv'viting- communications to  dhis-paper, vnd?������. ON ONE SIDE   ONTJV of  jpape'r used.    Printer's Do NOT turn copy.  *       ' RATKS.OF ADVERTISING:  One inch per year,  ohce-a-week;  $12.00  (   '���������    ���������"     ." month,      "        " .1.50  Local notice per line ���������"        " .10  "Terms ojF sifi^orTptio'nT'*  ONE ft'EAR, '   $2.00  THREE MONTHS,, .,50  jPE'R  "vl'ONTH by carrier .20  SINGLE    COPY      Five Cents.  EARLY   DAYS-,  The First While  Woman ,on  Salt  Spring L=land���������How 30 North- -  em   Warriors   Held    out  Against 900 Foes.  SATURDAY, A������ RI_ 15th. ?399  THE TWENTY-FOURTH.  'Victoria is .already moving in the,  jmatter.of ;������he   celebration   on   the  iQueen?s Birthday- arid if  we   want  '#0 have a celebration in .this  town,  t . ���������     ��������� '     t  c v  jit is time to begin .making arrange-  ^ 1  ���������merits.    ,  Jn the first place, at is  necessary  to   commence   collecting   for    the  prize lis.t-    Probably -the best  way  b  \ '   '" ' '   -'  to manage .this would be to -call   a  1 ' ..       .. ��������� ��������� ��������� a'  jpublie meeting (as we understand  has been tbe custom heretofore)  ;and select a committee to raise the-  f v . V  funds, and let the Bicyle Club' take  (Charge .of the sports. Tbe more  interest everyone .takes in the maimer, the better it will be for all, because by getttn'g up a good pro-  , gram and advertisingf"extensively,  ,a larger crowd from outside will be;  <: ' I '.        ��������� ���������       " ' v.'  .attracted and,  consequently,  more  i - y\   ���������-:���������-���������      '���������  ,;.m'oney spent i.n .the town.  The prograaxi. could include bi<-y-  <cl#, foot'aiad   horse   races.    In   re-  ���������gard to the latter, if .we had &  run-  i  iiing race it is likely that vye would  have a  large   number   of  entries  from    the    surrounding    district.  '?Then there are many other matches  which   may suggest ;themselves   to  .those interested.    A bicycle pa*ade  would, we think, commend itself'to  all devotees of the wheel.  Now, as regards the prizes, we would  .suggest that the first prizes take the  ���������form of cups and medals instead of  j - ��������� * .  money. A medal or a cup forms a  nice trophy and one which could  =be kept for years while the equivalent of cither in cash would soon  ���������yanish into thin air.  Finally, as to advertising, The  :News will print programs free, and  ���������do   advertising   at   specially   low  rates.-    If those interested will call  '������������������.������.' .,������������������.['.  ,-at The News Office, we shall be  very glad to receive suggestions in  .this matter and render all the assistance this paper can to make  ;the celebration .a hiyu success..  ���������      ', '       '��������� ��������� ���������    t \.        *      .  ���������I .'"..'.. ���������  ,     '  ���������Gorctojii Mupd.ock,  Third St. Union, B.C.  Blacksm ithin G  in all its .^ranches,  and Wagor^s neatly R e,p a i re d ~-*0vmsB8fflbu  Directory.  pOTTRTSlfAY  i-IOTJSE,    A.   H.    ICc-  Calluxn, Propiietor. '  GtEOXGE    B.    J_EIGHTOInT,     Black  ismitli and Carriage Maker.  Many a tale has been told i)i \stir-  rbii' days, in Eastern Canada whe'i  the early colonist bad to convend  with the winter's cold and hun:*or,  a- d worst of all savage-Indsuh  tr.il.es.' Well worthy, in truth, of  bciiiy: remembered is the story of  our broad Dominion and, fair is the  fame-of Canada's man yr and so'-  .dix-rwons from the days when Jo-  qurs and Brelioeuf seald the truth  of thi ir teachings with their blood  and bioive Dollard and his .forty  hxjro.-s faced the Iroquois hordes by  the banks of the Ottawa, down to  tha time United Empire Loyalists  stood side by side with the sons of  Mon-tjnlm's men to defend their  home-sand' the flag that"assured  them freedom as glorious as any  nation of earth can claim, and  latea- slill, when Brock and de Sal-  abt'rr3r made household , names of  Queen's ton Heights  and   Chateau-  guay.  Courageous as were the founders  of Eastern Canada,   as daring were  the   men���������and   women^ too���������who  made homes'in   this   province   in  the earsy days long before the   iron  horse hacl penetrated   the defiles of  the Rocky mountains.-   To settle in :  a counlry where the  necessities   of1  civilization   were    often   wanting,  miles from any  other whites;   and  surrounded by savages who   might  at any moment murder them',,surely leqnired a, good deal of pluck in  these old timers.      The fiist while*  to  settle  on   Salt   Sp-ing   Island  landed there Novr-mber, 1858.   The  family consisted'of an'Engliseman,'  his wife and  two-children.   ,Tbtir  house���������a rude log c.ibin���������was bailt  it happened that about noon   one  day in the summer   of, '63   thirty  Bella Bella warriors,  women   and  boys appeared m their  canoes   off  Ganges Harbor.    They landed and  canirt up to, the white man's cabin���������-  Macaulay with them,     They  were  sitting around talking   when'   sud.-  denly, the alarm was given..      Nine  hundred    Cowichan-Saanich   warriors weic coming down the harbor.  The Bella Bellas fled to the   beach,  sprang into their canoes  and   prepared to fight it out.  - Their foes in  overwhelming numbers formed  on  the beach���������about 200 yards   below  the cabin���������and   opened   fire-   with  their   flintlocks.        The   northern  braves returned it,in   good   shape,  the spuaws loading   the   guns   for  the men.   ,Fiendish yells were echoed back by the rocky hills around  and many a bullet lodged   in   the  cabin walls while   for   three   long  hours the thirt}^ held   out   agaiust  the nine hundred.    But  at  last  a  bo3r and girl were taken   prisoners  by some Cowichans who had taken  ' to a canoe, and only one -northern  warrior was left alive," Seeing that  his sole chance lay   in   flight,   he  paddled his canoe to the foot of the  ledge .that  rose, almost perpendicularly from-the   sea "at   that   that  point.'.  Wounded  in tlie  leg   and  and" cheek arid followed by a swarm  of bullets, the plucky fellow climb- '  ed the rocks like a cat and  reached  the top in safety.    A. yell-of baffled  rage from below,   thcii   the   whole  release from slavery .the boy and  girl whom they had seized and give  up the ringleaders in the fight Every fortnight after .the battle the  gunboats Forward and .Grappler  called in turn i-,t the island" to protect the settlers hy keeping jL-he Indians in wholesome fear of British  daw.  >��������� 'I''     I ���������_W������--MM_--_W_-������������^-----__T_l_TT-������W--_������__fW������������������      II ���������������__<���������_���������-______������������������������-___������_>  MOBT C3--A.O-E  OF     CU3__BERIf__NI>    PltOPERTY.  .on the 'border   of  (Jan.es   "Harbor  and ma'iy v\e^e the privations they  .endured in the early y^ars.     -Provisions were   difrbudt   to ��������� procure;  the Hudson's Bay .store at  Victo- ia  being the nearest base  of  suppiie.-.  Lamps were, of course,  never ,seen,  Candles were luxuries s'-ldom found  beyond what was then Victoria city.  The only light- they  had   was, by  dipping wicks  in   fish   oil,. ������������������ Some  times a baud of  Indians would enter the cabin at dawn and quit*-1 fill  up the small space.   Before the fire  they would sit,   perhaps   a   wihole  day, for no one dared a?>k them   lo  move.    They talked among   themselves, and intimated   by   suggest-  tively dtawing a hand   across   the  throat that would happen the unlucky mortal who ventured to  disturb  them.    Certainly   the   white  women 6ri Salt Spring Island in '59  had good  reason   to   believe   that  ''solitude is sometimes best society."  In those   days   Ganges   Hatbvr  was a favorite   fishing   ground   in  summer for the Cowichan, Saanich  and other neighboring tribes. There  were almost  continual   feuds   between these   southern   people   and  the northerners���������the Bella   Bellas,  arid' Hydas���������and man}'-  and  fierce  were the fights around Salt   Spring  Island."when the northern   nations  ventured down.    In the summer of  '68 Ganges Harbor  was   as   usual  crowded with Cowichan and Saanich Indians.    Vague   rumors   got  abroad about that a party   of Bella  Bellas contemplated a trading   expedition to the Hudson's Bay  post  at Victoria, and they were solemnly warned that if they passed -Ganges Harbor they would be murdered to. a   man.    Trading   wiih   the  Bella Bellas at this time was a. rerie  gade.Englishman named Ma.-aujey,  who came   to   the  co ist  fro u   the  Sandwich Islands.    Thinking that  he would have a good chanc to   secure a 1 ouple of loads of very valuable furs cheap if the Bella   Bellas  would venture down and  be  murdered l>3' their foe, tbe wretch   persuaded them that no   harm   could  come while he was with them.     So  band made for up the side of   the  J mountain to head   him  off."    Now  began a race for life.    Running  a  few yards ahead  the   warrior   hid  himfelf in a.clump of wood.      Hi*  foes rushed paet, so  close  that   he  could bear tneir labored breathing.  When-thej' had gone far/enough he  left   the - covert,    made   a   detour  around the cabin and standing  be-  foro the door coolly asked the white  man to'hide him.     This Mr. Line-  kcr dared not \\o, for  the   Indians  had warned him  before   the'   fi:.\ht  that if he "interfered in the the least  they would cut the throats    of  his  wife and   children.    However,   ho  put the warrior on the  trail   to   a  settlement of whites in the opposite  direction from where his  outwitted  foes were hunting him.    But  in   a  shori- time they were on  his   track  again and he had   to   change   his  course.    Successfully eluding them  a second, he reached a rocky   ledge  on the shore and, having   bound  a  couple of logs together   with   pine  'twigs, tired and wounded  he   paddled across to  Saanich   peninsula,  armed with his   faithful   flintlock.  Here he was attacked by a   couple  of Saanieh Indians, who seeing his  plight immediately concluded that  he had been in a fight,   with   their  friends on th<o island, and it would  have gone hard with him had   net  two while men from Victoria,   who  were  out   hunting,    come   to   his  rescue. ������������������"���������������������������    '  When the Indians on the island  had given up jshe chase after their  wily prey, they, returned to the bar  bor arid carried the bodies of the  northern warriors and women to a  little island in Granges Harbor and  piled them up on the shore. (The  furs had all. been thrown overboard  to clear thecanpes during the fight.)  Then they went back to their  camps. By six o'clock that evening not a vestige of evidence remained to show that a deadly  .struggle had taken place in Ganges Harbor, and  Silence settled, wide and still,  O'er the lone sea and mighty hill.  When all was over, Mr.   Lineker  and    his  family   went    over    tbe  trail to the home of Mr. Booth,  the  speaker of the late house.     It may  be mentioned that Macaulay  stole  a double barrelled gun���������the   only  fire-arm they  possessed���������and  fled  before  the  fight  be^an.       H.M.S.  gunboat Satellite came to the   harbor shortly after, and Captain Pre-  vest having learned the particulars,  compelled the Victorious   tribe   to  UNDER and'by virturc of the power  of s.ile contained in a certain mortgage,  wliich will be'produced al Uk-; time of  5al_, there will 'be offered by Public  Auction byA.rJ.McCallurn, Auoioncerjon  the premises below desccribed, on- Penrith Ave., in   the (Tity of Cumberland on  Friday APRIL 21st.  at the hour of 1 o'clock   in the afternoen,  lheTKjIIowiiig-property, viz:   that   certain  parcel or tract of land   and   premises'in  the town of Cumberland, British   Columbia  being lot  eight (3),  Block   ten  (10),  upon tlie map of Cumberland,  deposited  in the'Land Registry  Office, at Victoria  as   522a.    On- this   property   are two  one-and-a-half     story     frame   building.  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CO'CTRTH-BY,  Tra.fQ.co Manager.  LEADING   BARBER.  and -  T_A:_KIIDXH:j^jVl:TSTf]  ��������� Keeps,,a  Large   S^tock - -  of Fire  Arms, _ ArriunjU  tion     and    S p o,r tin?'   -  . r I O  Goods  of   all   descriptions.  Cumberland,      B.  C.^  fiS������- WE ARE PREPARED  ������^^ TO TURN OUT EVERY  &W~ THING IN THE LINE  $-_T- OF JOB, PRINTING TO  g&r PLEASE THE EYE AND  |^r- SUIT THE TASTE AT  gffi". REASONABLE    PRICES j  ������__-7-_q__-ai!,a_^:__gs:-^^  5;  Under false colours.  Some Mackay stitched "slides are made  to imitate Goodyear Welts.  They' have  a   " dummy v;e:t"  en  the  outer edge of the sole, aiid a false insole  j!|    covering tlie stitches tinder il.efoct:  ]?|        But no matter how skillful t'he deception  to the eye,  the  effect upou   the feet soon  shows it up.  W%        Any  shoe  stitched  under the  . foot must form hard and callous  spots on it, as soon as the leather  wears away and the stitches form  elevations under pressure.  The sole of the Goodyear Welted  "Slater Shoe" is sewn to a strip  of leather outside the shoe���������not a  stitch or peg being u?idcr the foet.  Each pair remains six days 911 stit^t   the last to take the stretch out of- the do- the feet  leather, moulding it to keep the  niceties which constitute fit and comfort.  *'���������"  You'll know that it's gcnui?ie.. Goodyear  |p    Welt  if   stamped  on   the   sole   with  the  'iff     "Slater Shoe" name aud price, $3.50,14.50,  ||    or $5.50.   A tag on each pair tells the leather  W it is made ..of���������the wear it will give.  m  m  hes, itn-  $  l^jg_jj3_^g5^B_g_l^-___g__|g_^^^^^^^^  !  Simon Leiser, Sole Local Ajgent, ewnpi.���������������  i am  ���������mi-.-.u  ������f������yyk*y������  .I1     K I !,���������!��������� 'g, ������������������I1111  ���������ii^i���������a.^.  <_r���������tin i  hi i_.  _S  *JTHE     NATURAL     Hi STORY  Museums     of     British  Colunqbi-a.  The following is ;an  artie&e sent;  to us by Mr.  Harlan  I.  Smith' of  4li'e American Museum of  Natural  History,  New York,  a gentleman"  --who spent some  time last  summer  .excavating     ������or    Indian     relicts  ground Comox;, and whom many of  -our readers will  recall with  plea-.  ,'sure.  i)  In proportion  to the population  ;and  total number of educational  institutions, British Columbia  has  xin unusual number of natural history museums.    These   are  exceptionally well administered,   considering   their   isolation  from   ot.her  - ^scientific institutions.  The Provincial  Museum at Vic-  ���������toria is by far the most import one  ���������in the province.    It is  located in  the   east   wing of  the  Parliament  ^Building, thus having the facilities  . ,of the'Parliamentary Library.   The  ;staff consists of the curator, .Mr.  *.      ,John  Fannin,  a  taxidermist. .and  $     'two floor  attendants.   The  Muse-  aim was originated  some years ago  'by the government,, at' the sugges-  " * 'tion. of Mr.  Fannin, whose private  {Collection formed the nucleus of.the  . >  Museum,  after   having   been  the  ���������stimulus of its foundation.  ���������    - As Mr. Fannin's special interests  ���������liesl in the fauna of the Province, to  :.the. knowledge    of  which  he has  Lmade important' contributions, the  jtrend of  the Museum   is  in  this  .direction,   although  the  other departments  of natural  history  are  *.   ".by no means neglected.  ' '      Special   attention is^ now  being  Tjgiven to the building  of* groups of  ,hirds ��������� and' mamals .represented  in  Ttiieir ' natural environments. *, The  y ''.interest' of the people in this work  {may be gua'ged from the fact that  "4 ^ "Mr.'Fanniri was  sent, to the  great,  -, ^museums of  England'and the eastern ,' United States* to investigate  '���������   -������he, methods    of   preparing' such  . groups.'   '  The policy of the  Museum is to  be   mainly   provincial  and while  specimens   from   all   parts   of the  Vworld are used for comparison, the  -endeavor is thoroughly to represent  -the natural history M the province,  :so that visitors from foriegn countries may see at a glance the natural treasures of the region.  The collection   contains  a  good  representation     of   the birds  and  mamals of  the   province.    At present efforts , are being  made to improved the  mountings  and  secure  better   specimens   of   the   species.  Fish   aro   represented   by gelatine  .casts and alcoholic specimens.  The  value of the collection  will soon be  in proportion to the importance of  the fisheries  of the  coast.    There'  -are   some    specimens    illustrating  ���������osteology. -  A  considerable   collection  of crustaceans  and  shells  is  also  on  exhibition,   as  well  as  a  beautiful series  of  butterflies  and  .other insects.  This rich mining region  is naturally productive   of   fine   mineral  ^specimens,  which  are  represented  in the Museum,   together  with the  paleontological     'collections.     Although the province is excessively  rich in  anthropological   material,  its representation  in  the  Museum  has been somewhat curtailed  from  lack of funds.    However, there is a  :fair casts  of faces of  men;  stone,  bones and antler implements from  .shell  heaps  and  mounds;   several,,  totem  poles,    carvings   and' other  lethnolooiical material from the In-  ,dian   villages of   the   coast.    The  implements   of .'hunting    and  the  phase are  classed together,  as  are  alsp the specimens connected  with  fishing, Rouses :andprojjerty, travel, ���������  religion, ^ete.  ��������� The Museum is .fairly well arranged, and the labeling will put  to shame many of the great museums of the East,  although, as with)  sil .such institutions, constant improvements are being made.  The City of Vancouver, with > a  population of some twenty thousand, seems too young to show  much interest- in the museum .as a  natural adjunct to education, although the /\.yt and Scientific Society is endeavoring ' to form a mu-  sejini in its i}w������?.  New Westminster, with a population of eight thousand, has made  a splendid beginning ' towards p,  museum properly connected with  other educational affairs.', The upper story of the City Library has  been set aside for museum purposes.'*' Cases have been built  from plans furnished by the Smith-'  sonian Institution, and space has  been allotted for the' various divi-  t  sions of natural history. There  has already been secured and- installed a considerable collection of  bifds and small .mamals. Many  of jthese were donated by the Provincial Museum. ��������� Several cases  have been filled with minerals and'  other geological specimens. - A very  few ethnological' specimens have  been (Secured; .there is more material of an archaeological nature.  Some of the stone and bone' implements represent rare forms.c  The spirit of museum administration "exhibited at these institutions is   one   to be   commended.  There seems to be ������ no  thought  in  mind to .conflict -with the plan that -  the, collections    are  intended   for  study. Every facility is given to visitors ,to examine, illustrate or publish papers on any of the material  witliin the museums. It is also understood that full labels are desired.  In fact, the 'spirit shown  iii these  museums is one in close co-operation with  research and  education.-  WHEES" YOU ARE  GONE,  The sun wr3jl rise and set the same,  Men wUl work and strive for fame,  Forgotten soon will be y-our name,  When you are gone.  Flowers will blossom in tlie spring-,  And silvery wood notes loudly ring,  As feathered warblers sweetly sing,  When you are gone.  .Friends* will gneve above ysur bier,  And on your grave will drop a tear,  You:ll be forgotten in a year,  When you are gone.  Above you ever and anon,  Will pass the long years one'by one^  Remorseless time sweep on and on,  When you are gone.  And millions yet>will follow thee,  Gray age, glad youth, and infancy,  Will join you in Eternity,  When you are gone. '   ,  The cradle, coffin a*jd the grave,  Will.hold alike the king and slave.  The proud, the humble, and the brave,  When you are gone.  Age will mourn, and youth will laugh,  One half will give the other half'  ���������T "  A 'ear, a tomb, an epitaph,  When you are gone.j  Wm. M. Wyse.  o  has an , extensive circulation, not only  throughout Comox District' but all oyer  trie Dominion. We have subscribers in  all the large cities  of Canada, and  can  f i '  thus offer patrpns  A   first-dugs  ^*The Libraiy, and Natural History "  Museum of Now Westminister were,,  totally destroyed by the "fire  which"1  consumed that  II, 1898,,.  city oil' September  . .  ' \. ���������.   ',.   Harlan L Smith.  v   fl   ���������;. , -     ,T ,., '>  American Museum of  . Natural History, New York.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  Ahe' evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  .rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-ServIces  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epwoith  League meets  at ?.;he close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. .GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. AY.  C.   D.ODDS, pastor.  CLUB  STARTED.  Th e meeting" for the purpose of  organizing a musical- club met  Monday evening the 10th, at Mr.  Howells' home. ,  Prof. Howells was elected  President and leader of, the- Vocal  Department.    Prof.    McGregor    was  elected Vice-President and leader of  the Instrumental Department.  " -The vocal and  instrumental  de-  partments    will    select    different  nights" for practice,'thereby avoiding ^antagonism.    Business meet-  ings will be 'held twice Tor once  a  month���������to be decided at .next meet-  ing..' 'Mbhthly-'dues have been fixed, at   50  cents, .a   month.    -The  society is to be known as The Cumberland Philharmonic Society.  The next meeting will be held  next Tuesday evening April 18th,  at Mr. Howells' home. Those  wishing to join, either a vocal or  instrumental society, should not  fail to attend the next meeting.,  Reptr.  Qliv  rates  are njoderate  GIVE US.  a * Trial,  ,V|  ������������������y  FE.UIT and  OKNAMENTAL  TREES  Bu-lbs, Rosies, IT'iliies, Rhodoegidrons, jetc,  lot1 spiiiig planting. Thousands growing on  my own grounds. Most complete stock m  the province. STf w catalogue now ready.  Call or rfcldress M. J. HBNRY, 604 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B. C  PURE  JVIILK  d'slivenid Uy  mt daily  in  Cumberland  and  Uiuou.    A share of patronage ia solicited.  JAilEaJ REID.  J". _R,, Iv_E������X__H]OX:  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  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S,  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  ���������withholding- the kegs and barrels of the  Uniosi Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for- information  leading  to  conviction,  W. E. Norris, Sec'y  wepa< It'  h  iii ���������-  v .  r- -  is y  *  *  *  ARTHUR'  WARD,  OU TKK  15  a!*  DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER |&  Bv thft author of " A Woman's      At*  Crime," " Th* Missing 'TjS?  <J������ Diamond," etc. a������a  John Arthur had not fared so well at  the hands of the learned physician. He  had swal owed his powders faithfully and  hopefully, but the morning found him  languid and dismal, with aching bruin  and nauseating stomach.  ;' Tho doctor shook his head, and bade  him prepare for a slight attack of tho  fever. It promised to bo very slight, but  ho must keep his room, for a few days ac  least, and attend to his medicine and his  diet.' '  And so Ihe drama  had   commenced iu  earnest.  CHAPTER XXIX. ,  A STAUTI.IXG EPISODE.'  Claire Keith' had said truly that tho  woman across tho way would proveintor-  esting.to her.  She grew more and more fond of  watching for tho tall form, with its trailing robes of 'black, its proudly-poised,  . heavily-voiled head, and slow, graceful  " movement. .Sometimes she saw a white  hand pull away the heavy .curtains, arid  knew that the owner of the hand was  looking.out upon tho street. But tho face  was always in shadow. She could uo.  catch tho slightest"glimpse of it.     <  '  "She has strong reasons for   not wishing to' bo seen and recognized; I wonder  what they are?" Claire would soliloquize  at such times.  ; Then she would chide herself for being  bo curious. But the fits of wondering  grew stronger, until'she came to feel an  . attraction' that was moro ������nan,mero enrt-  osity; a sort of proprietorship, a? it wero,  in the strange lady. She began to wish  that she might know her, and at last) in  ' a very unexpected manner, the wish was  gratified.  ^Clairo had retnrnod from a grand ball,  weary and , some what bored. Disrobing  with unusual haste, she sought her couch.  She had supposed herself very sleepy, but  no sooner was her head upon the pillow,  than sleep abandoned, her, and sho tossed  restlessly, ,and very wide awake,  < Finding, sleep impossible, and herself  growing nervous. Claire at length arose.  > Throwing on a dressing-gown, sho pushed  ,(, v ���������������������.largo, chair tn the window, and flinging  - herself in:i(-, drew ba^k the'curtain.  .Glancing   across   the  way,    she     was  - startled by a light' shining out from the  Supper windows of tho mysterious house.  -She had looked at that houso when quit-  -ting her'carriage, because to look had become a habit.. But thore had been no light  ��������� then; not one .glimmer.' And now tho  entire upper 11 oor was brilliantly illuminated. ��������� ��������� ,  Claire rubbed her oyes and loukotTa-jzuin.  Then with a cry of alarm, she sprang to  her feet and rang her ball violently.  From the roof   of tho   house   a   single  '   flame had shot up and Claire realized the  "cause of that strange illumination.     Tho  upper floor was in llani9.s!  She turned up the gas and commenced  making a hurriod nonet. By tho tdme tho  sleepy servant appeared in answer to Jier  ring, sho was wrapping a worsted shawl  about hor bead and shoulders preparatory  to coing out.  " Rouse papa and (ho servants, James !"  sho commanded, sharply. "Number two  hundrod is on fire!   Go instantly!''  Giving the startled and loivildered  James a push in tho direction of hev  father's s'ecping-rcom, sho darted down  tho stairs. She unbolted and unchained  tho -street door, and hurried straight  across to number two hundred, where  she'rang peal after peal.  The tiny flame had grown a great one  by this time, and almost simultaneous  with her ring at tho door, tho hoarse firo-  alarm bell roared out its warning.  Ic seemed an atro to the girl before she  heard bolts drawn back. Then the face of  an elderly male servant peered cautiously  out tnrough a six Inch opening. In  sharp, quick tones Claire told him that  the roof was in flames. The statement  lsfii"inetl only to paralyze the   man.  Clairo cave tho door   an   excited   push  and spoke  to him   again,  moved until a   voice,   .hat  longed to tho   lady of   tho  "What is it, Pf'Uu-:-"  Claim answered for him: ".Madame,  the rooT of your. house is in flames!  .Alarm your servants', and mako  your es-  ���������crossed its threshold for tho last time.  Then sho turned to Claire, and tho two  hurried silently throuch the throng, and  across the street. Thu door wai fuiru-  nalnly ajar. The servants and _ir. Kfcii u  were all outside, t-o thu gji-1 .and l.er companion had been unobserved.  Claire led the way RtraigiiG to her ow!<  room. Ushering in her companion, sho  closed tho door upon chanco intruders,  and turned to look at her. The stranger  had appeared at tho door in dressing-  gown of dark silk, and this she still  wore, having thrown over it a long cloak,  and wrapped about her head, so as to almost entirely conceal her features. ��������� a  .costly cashmere shawl. This sho now removed, and revealed to the anxious gaze  ���������of Clairo tho face of a woninn 'pasc the  prime of life;���������a facn that had never  been handsome, hut which bore unmistakable signs of refinement and cull lire  in every feature. Tho eyes were 1 -.rge,  dark-gray, and undeniably beautiful. The  hair was wavy aud abundant; onco it  had been black as midnight, but now it  was plentifully .streaked with gray. The  face was thin and almost colorloss. ������'he  hands wero still beautiful, with long  slender fingers and delicato veining; the  very benu ideal of aristocratic hands.  This much Clairo saw almost at a  glance. Then the lady raid, in alow,  sweet voice that was in perfect unison  with tho hands, and eyes, and gonornl  bearing:  "1 cannot toll you, dear young lady,  how much 1 thank you for your co'ir.ige  and hospitality. 1 could not have endured  the going out upon tho ��������� street in that  throng."  and   said, with  ��������� "1     guessi'd  Claire laughed softly,  characteristic frankness:  that, iiiadnmn, for 1 must confess to having, on moro than ono occasion, seen that  you do not desire observation."  The stranger locked at hor with ovi-  donu admiration. " Yoa were kinder and  more thoughtful for a strangor than 1  have found most of our sex, Miss���������: I  beg your 'pardon"; 1 am - so mucnof a  hermit that 1 don't oven know, your  name.",  , ���������>  "My name is Keith���������Claire Keith."  Then tho girl   crossed   to   tho window  and looked ovor at tho  burning building,  while the stranger   sank   wearily   into  a  chair.'  ' '" Your house is going fast, madamo. I  fear nothing can bo saved," said Claire.  "The upper floor is already gone."  The stranger.smiled slightly, but never  so much as glanced out at .her disappearing homo.  "1 hope my landlord is well insured,"  she said. "As for me, 1 have my oh iciest  valuables here," drawing from under-  neath the cloak, which sho had only partially thrown off, a small casket, and a  morocco caso that evidently contained  papers. "1 keep these always near mo;  as for the rest; there is nothing lost  that money cannot replace.'.' .  Claire looked a trifle surprised at her  indifferonco to the destruction   of her elo-  g?.*_t . fr.tsifure, but made tio nnswsr.  And the stranger toil lino, thofightfii!  silenco. ��������� ,_  A rap sounded on this door, and a 'sron-  tlo.voice outside said: "Claire, dear, arr  you "tliera!-"  The girl turned upon tho strangor a  look of embarrassed inquiry. ���������'That is  mamma," she said.  The lady smiled   sadly at   hor  ovidoni  replied,   with   a tench  tone,    "Admit   your  I was about- to ask for  But ho never  evidently bo-  houso,    said:  cape!"  Through the doorway Claire saw a  white hand laid on tho man's shoulder,  und..suddenly ho became galvanized into  lifo.  Then tho chain foil, and tho door  opened wide  Clairo and tho mystorious lady were  fa co to face.  By this time the people wero moving  in tho street, and from tho windows of  Claire's homo, lights wnro flashing.  . The woman drow back at the sound of  th������ first.foofcste.p, and seemed to hesitate,'  with a look of uneasiness upon her face,  lns.antly Claire spoke the thought that  had been in hor mind when she rang the  bj?ll! "Madame, your houso will soon be  surrounded by strangers. Secure such  valuables as are at hand and como with  me across to my home. There you will be  safe from intruders,'-'  The lady raised her hand, and saying,  simply, "Wait," hurried up the broad  stairs.  Now all was confusion. Down the  strpetcamo the rushing fire engines; servants ran nbout frantically, and people  went tearing past Clairo in tho crazy da-  sire to seize something and smash it on  the paving stones, thoroby convincing  themselves that they were "helping at a  fire." Regardless of these, Claire stood at  her post like a sentinel. Just as tho first  fire ongino halted beforo the house, the  mistress of   all   that   doomed  grandeur  perturbation, and  of dignity  iu   ho:  mother, my dear*.  her.''  Claire drew a sigh of roliof  and opened  the door ,  -  "My child," began "Mr^. Keith, as sho  hurriedly entered the room, "James tell:;  me that you���������"  Here she broke off as her eyes fell upon  tho strangor, and Clairo hastened  to say:  .Mamma, this is tho   lady whoso  house is  burning. I ran over vhere as soon as I saw  tho first  llamc  and   asked  her   to   come  hero."  Mrs.  Keith was Lot only a  lady, but u  woman of good   sense,    and she   turuud  courteously toward the imrudar, saying,  "You did quits right, my dear.-' I trust  you havo not been too   seriousty   a loser  by this misfortune, madame. "  Tho lady had risen. I\ow sric stepped  forward and said, in her unmistakably  high-bred toues, "I have suffered nc  material injury,! assure you. A ud your  daughter has done me a great kindness.  I was about to ask if I might yce yon,  as 1 lVJt tnafc it was to you, as the mistress of this house, that I owed some ex-  planatiou regarding myself, before accepting further hospitality from your  daughter."  gravoly,    and   the  Ralston. I havo  years a secluded  invalid. Messrs.  my bankers, and  Mr. AJlyne, is an  olil family friend. If you will ask your  husband to call upon hin-i, you will be  assured 'Chat I am not a mystorious ad-  vontursss.''  Mrs. Ralston smiled slightly, and Mrs  Keith smiled in 're-turn as sho said, cordially: '"Your face and manner "assure  me of that, Mrs. Iialstnn. Aud How will  you not permit mo to show you a room  whora you can rest a little, for ic is almost morning, and your night:s repose  has becu-sadly disturbed?"  "I must accept, your hospitality, Mrs.  Keith, and ask to be allowed to intrude  upon you until I can communicate with  Mr. Allyne, and he can find me a suitable place of residence."  "Don't let that trouble you, pray. We  shall be happy to nave you remain oui  guest," and Mrs. Keith turned to leave  the room.  Mrs. Kalston held out her hand tc  Claire, and that impulsive young lady  clasped it in both her own, as thoy bad-  each other good-night. And so the mysterious lady was actually under the same  roof with the girl who had been so much  interested in her and her possible history.  Mr. Allyno was "well known to Mr.  Keith, and a man whom he highly es-  teomed. On the following day, at tho request of Mrs. Kalston, ho called at the  banking-bousa of Allyne & Clive.  On learning that Mrs. Ralston was the  guest of his brother banker, and of the  demolition of her house, Mr.  Allyne was  doubly   surprised.    And   his   statement  concerning the  lady was   not only satisfactory but highly   gratifying.     Sho "had  been left an orphan in her girlhood, and  was from ono of the oldest and proudest  of Virginia')?   old  and   proud   families  She had now no very near relatives, and  having separated from a   worthless husband, had lived mostly ia   Burtp>.  She  had resumed her  family* name,   and although tho husband from whom she had  withdrawn   , herself,     had     squandered  nearly half hor   fortune, she  was  still a  wealthy woman.    He  spoka   in   highest  terms of praise of her mind   and accomplishments, and  assured Mr. Keith tJiai  she was not only a  woman,   of   unusual  refinement and  culture, but   one also of  loftiest principles and  purest Christianity.    If it wero not that ic .would be the  wry placo whero tnis worthless husband  would bo likeliest'to find her, ho  would  not allow hor to occupy   any   homesnv  his own. And, lastly, Mr. Allyne stated  that if he, Mr. Keith, could provail upon  Mrs. Ralston 10   remain under   his roof,  ho would do Mr. Allyne a gtoat favor.  "For," concludod that gentleman,  "sho lives too secluded, and sho is so  well flttod for such society as that of  your wife aud daughter; sho is a woman  to grnco any household." ���������  Mr. Keith returned home and faithfully reported all that ho iind heard concerning their gues .  Claire had been very much, in lov;  with the graceful, stately lady from the  lirsr, and after a morning's chat with  her, Mrs. Keith was not far behind iu  admiration.  And the woman who had lived alone,  so much, found this cheery littlo family  circle vory, pleasant, so when Clairo and.  hor mother begged her 0with much ear-  rC-stneas lo remain with them, she did  not refuse. cv  '.     !~  "1 cannot resist the iu vital ion whioh  I feel to bo sincere," she said, "I will  remain with you for a time, at dease,  but I am too much of a hermit to tarry.  Ipng where there is such a magnet as  th].-���������," turning to Claire.  And Claire laughingly declared that  , sho would -forswear society, and don a  veil of any thickness, if only Mrs. Ralston would share her isolation. '  So sim stayed with them, and soon bs-  onio as a , clearly lovod sister to. Mrs.  Keith; while between 'herself and Claire  an attachment,. as unusual as, it was  strong, sprang into being. Th?y drove  together, read together, talked together  by the hour, and never scemod to weary  of each other's society.  Enthusiastic Claire wrote to Olive arid  Madeline,, giviug glowing descriptions  of her now7 found friend. But hecauso of  the evcnts.that were making Olivo and  Madeline doubly dear to,, her., and because she could not "speak of them to a  stranger, however loved and trusted,  Claire said littlo to Mrs. Ralston ofjior  sister or of tho littlo heroine of OakTey.  CHAPTER' XXX. '  '���������  "  " ;    WATTIXO.  The expert who had   been    tracing out  ah������  Robert  GOODS TO  THE SEASON.  Go.  Limited  IT'S not enough that this store  should give you goods at a price  that makes it a money object for  you' to buy here. We do that, or  else you would not, in such large numbers, take the trouble to mail  us your orders this long distance. We make it a feature of this  store news that it shall tell of /goods you want at the time���������goods  in season���������timely goods. 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The UauioSivc had found how  and where Percy had squandered inuoh  of his fortune, but had brought to light  absolutely nothing that ooitld lie of uso  to his employers. And so they abandoned the investigation in that direction.  But. when the report of the Professor's  case was sent in, they found   mora cause  for   congratulation.    First, it bad   beon  discovered tha. tho Professor had visited  throe different   physicians,    all   of them  men hearing .'o.jutntions   not over spotless   Next lie. had made stiudrs' purchases  from mvo different;   oiiumists; and third,  lastj   and   all   important,   he   had   been  doggsd to tho bazar of   a ��������� dealer in theatrical wares,  where   he   had   purchased  a wig, bcird,  and   other   articles of disguise.  Two days had passod since tha above  discoveries were reported. Then r.ho detective called upon Dr. Vaughan and  informed him that iir. 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And I am yours till death,  M ."  This letter was perused by Olivo and  Claronce witli almost breathless oaaer-  .ness and intoroRt. And then thoy found  themselves once more waiting eagerly  for frosii tidings from the "seat of war,"  as Clarence termed it      -       ,  At last ciirq a letter from Madeline  that amused them as the clarion stirs  those arrayed for battle. It ran as follows  bearing neither dato nor signature:���������  "To Arms, My Friends!  "If you were among the village gossips  to-day, this is what you would hear, for  it is what is fast spreading itself through  the town: 'Tha lady up at the mansion  has been very ill, but is now better. Hor  husband took the fever from hor, and,  being old and his constitution enfeebled  by the dissipation of his earlier days, he  came very near dying. _\ow they hope  that ho will live, although tho danger is  not yet passed. But if ho does live he will  ne.vnr bo himself again. 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In assorted color woods  with wood oi< brass trimmings, size 11-2  <: 5.0, in walnut, oak.    cherry and'     OI  mahogany flnish. special...".      ,tml  Opaque Window Shades* in -cream or  green, size 37 x 70. mounted on Harts.  horn   spring   roller, complete with -   OQ  ���������  __'__.-   a  _   _.__.-._.���������.   _._._._>������' ^^ ^^  pull, special  Address your ordsrs exactly as below.;  The  SECTION 52.  Co.  Limited  TORONTO.  CHILDBEFS COLUMN.  THE   ELEPHANT TRICK.  Two   Cuts   Willi   Scissor*   Completely  Change  Kis  .* itittttle.  The Philadelphia Time.-- In orqihiiiaijion  of ono of its puzzles presents the following  diiactions and pictun"?:  -   A littlo   study of  the   picture  suggc.s!>  that the'point _.fc which the cutting should  bo made. c  To make this perfectly plain wo reproduce tho original picture, with tho place?  for tho cuts shown by whito lines.  Tho second ligure ropresents the reconstruction, in which, you   see, the arc has  (To Be OoxttInu_cL)  be begun is just below the hnmp over the  shoulder. Tho back of the upright figure  is evidently tot) short, and tho only way  to All it out is to use part of tho equally  evident surplus of the lower part of the  body. But to have the severed parts fit  nicely, so as to make tho reconstructed  body symmetrical, tho two cuts must be  exactly equal, for the part that is cut out  must bo reversed to complete tho animal's  back.  Tho right way to do that is to put one  leg of a pair of dividers on the point lie-  low the shoulder and draw an arc to the  right. This will give you tho two points  of the arc where tho radii will bo equal,  and it is to those points that the cuts must  been reversed to mako the elephant's back.  Wallipoo now stands in a natural position,  on all fours, and has becomo quiot and  tractable.  You will notico that tho picture of the  n*cor:sfruotftcl figure is not quite so largo  as tho original, but the proportions aro  precisely tho same. It was necessary to re-  duco tho sizo a triflo in order to get tho  cut in its propor position within our column rules.  A Ftiiiny 31 intake.  Willie was exceedingly fond of chicken 1  "I could eat a whole ono any timo!" ho  often declared.  Not long ago papa took him on n short  ocean trip. Somehow tho food didn't taste  as it did at home, for, although Willlo  didn't wish to admit it", ho was seasick.  However, tho second duy out Willio wont  to tho table with papa, feeling quite like  himself again.  "What will you have this morning, my  boy?" asked papa as ho  handed Willie the '  menu card.  "I think I'll havo some Digby chicken," .  replied Willie, his cyo quickly catching at  the word "chicken."  =Papa didn't say anything, but his eyes  twinkled merrily whilo Willie gavo his order. When tho waiter set Willie's plate before him, the little fellow looked disappointed enough;  In placo of the crisp, brown chicken,  what do you suppose there was? One lone,  little smoked herring, "Digby chicken"  being only another name for it, that's all!  ���������A. P. Caldwell in Youth's Companion.  Mabel's Memory.  Little Mabel (to her grandpa)���������Andean  you really remember George Washington?  Grandpa���������Yes, little' one. You see, I am  a good deal older than you are.  Mabel-���������How much older must I grow  before I can remember bir"-?  if  (J  1  ' 'Jl  ' (I  ���������:tl t  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  <_UH.BERIiA.ND. B.C.'  FRANCE'S,NEW  TERROR.  V  \  I,  .Tlie Cliarle* Martel Is ������ Bia and  for.  ,-" midable Looking   I.a ttlv������liap. *  Some day France is going to have an  'immense navy if she keeps on turning one  lighting ships,with tiio rapidity which she  has been doing for tbo lust year or two-  At Brest, at Toulon, on the Heine, and at  St. Nazaire are battleships, cruisers and'  torpedo boats in all stages of construction  from that in which the steel ribs stick up  liko tho skeletons of somo prehistoric*  ��������� mammoth to that condition whero only,  men and steam arc lacking to rouse the  hugo, lifeless hulks into things of action.  Even if warclouds do blow over, the  French havo scon tho* necessity of having  a bigger navy, and tho work "is to bo pushed on. Moro keels aro to bo laid down and  moro* big gun's sent afloat. "Ono of the  newest of France's now battles hips is the  Charles Martel, a most formidable, looking  ' araf6 indeed.    Tho Martel ia  just a littlo  NEW YORK'S MORGUE.  New Building: Where the Great City'������  CokaoiTU  Dead  Arc  Received.  - The New"York- nrorguo, in' w,hose- records have been written tho final bitter  chapter to many a life tragedy, was recently installed in a lino new steel building on  tho East river water front. It is a square  structure with   a central dome, and   out-  ' wardly it is hardly suggestivoof the grew-  'soieo use to.which it is put. There are  taken all  tho , bcclies of  tho  unknown cr  - unclaimed dead. It is tho antechamber to  tho potter's field. Its slab's aro never  empty When the officials moved into the  now building the ofher day, 37 lifeless  lodgers wero moved along with tho furniture and records. Tho average number of  bodies' to bo found in tho Now York  morgue is about 100.\  Tho new morgue is as far in advance in  the way of scientific appointments and  appliances over tho old morgue ns tho old  one was in advanco of tho first morgue  constructed in New York for tho-reception  of the doad bodios. In tho old morgue ice  was used to refrigerate tho bodies, but in  -tho new morguo an ammonia refrigerating plant located outside of tho morgue  proper freezes the bodies and renders tho  handling of ico 'unnecessary. Tho now  morguo does not put on tho appearance of  a doadhouso. ' It is ,as cheerful' a place, as  is compatible with a houso of tho dead.  Tho now morgue hus ������ spacious compartment capable of-holding 16(5 bodies,  .-<������*/  IRONICAL' EFS.  If your doctor gives yon up, it is time  to give up your doctor.  If you drive dull card away, it will  probably return sharpened.'  ' 4  If you v always tell tho truth, you wiil  never have to fix up excuses.  If  bread  is the staff pf  life, bread and  butter must be a gold headed cane.  ' If a man succeeds, the w-rld calls him  & genius; if ho fails, it dub_ him/a fcol.  If the wedding bell tolls love's elegy',  marriage must be a case of heart failure.  If you find a fish in tho milk, it is the  strongest kind of circumstantial evidence.  If you lie to help a n*an out of a scrape;  ho will always romombcr you as an accommodating liar. -    '  Shocking.  "Mamma,   what    bad   manners    Mrs.  Busybody must have!"  .    "Why?"  "Why, I heard Aunt Jano say .������:ho wants  to have her linger in everybody's pie."���������  Brooklyn Life.  Advice For the Rmalan Bear. .   _ .  Come,   Mass'   Bear,  don'  you show your  teef!  Berry fust thing you come to grief!  Ole Mass' Bull he wait by de gate.  You'tackle him, an you'll git homo late!  Keep up a watch fur de Eagle's claw;?.  Br he'll pick your eyes an skin your piuvs!  Monst'ous big you fs, I s'posu,  But go li'tr slow wid dat big nose!  .���������Clevel md Plain Dealer.  Raw  From  Ear  ___M!I____?  .,   iiiij Q IBjSB Ml O RPLTOIIB,*_->_la_  CWM���������!������S'-^Sl������^_sl^^=  "rn-irTvrV'PYwrnfftnB   ���������   _______���������   , NEWrFKENCH BATTLESHIP CHAItLES MAKTEL.  ' largot\than our-Iowa, but in spito oi] her  for bidding, appearance sho .docs not carry  such big-guns nor so many of thcin. ������4'  The Martel has recently gonti, into com-,  mission, and only tho other day received  the finishing touches at the docks cf Brest.  Sho is'393 l'cot in length and has a beam  of 71 feet. What gives hor tho imposing  appearance is.-her 12>turrqts and her-two  military'masts." Iii theso turrets, vtnV largest guns aro two 12 inch brcechlonding  rifles. Tho rest of her armament consists  in   two  10.G' inch  rifles." eight  5.4.5  inch'  , quick firing rifles aud a number of smaller,  guns. She' has \si.-c torpedo tubes, two of  which aro submerged.' All hor big guns,  aro "worked by, hydraulic power. Under  forced  draft tho-Martel  has)attained a  ' speed of something ovor,18 knots an hour';  which'is>fairly goocl for,ashipof her size  She has a complcto 6tcel armor belt which  varies in, thickness from 10 to.17-inches".  She will add much to tlie strength of  France's Meditcrrancair-'squadron. <- '  A Chnncc For nim" >rcl.   '  "I've cured Cousin Algernon of bis  infatuation for that girl who has refused him four times."  "How did you do it?"  "Showed him statistics proving that-  there are over 8,000,000 unmarried women in this country'.' ���������".    -  Mart's LiriiMt Relieves NeiiraMa.  A Dunnville Jeweller's Wife  i *< ���������  CURED    OF    PALPITATION    OF   THE  HEART AND SMOTHERING SPELLS  BY MILBURN'S  HEART AND  NERVE PILLS.    .  _ Mrs. D. E. Lasalle, Canal Street, Dunnville, Ont., whose husband keeps a  jewellery store, and is one of the best  More I3a.i������rcroTis  Than   Seorelilnjv. '  Jim���������You look awfully, glum. What's  tho in a tier?  ���������Tack���������Been bicycling.  '.'Met with an accident?'!-.     ,  "Yes, rode u tandem with' a pretty girl  and ' got all broken' up.���������Detroit Free  Press.    v     '       ��������� _  ; An J������lyl.     '  Amid theVgalh'ring thunderclouds.  Deep in an awesome wood,  Unsheltered from the blast'ring windH,  A tiny maiden s^tcod:       "    - 'l  Her face all tear'decked attd distraught,  Her bosom racked 'with,"throbs,   ~  Her clothing by the brambles caught,  Her utI'ranee choked with sobs.  "Oh, shan't J ca-tch it?" thus"the maid  In accents slvill and tinny,-  "TA'hcn ma finds-lout I've dot a nolo  High I froo my nice new phmy!"  1   ' .   ������������������       , r      .  ���������Al]y SJo.pcr.  KEW TOUR'S KEff MOKGUE.  an autopsy room provided with movable  ���������dissecting tables, cioctric&r.apparatus and  .thoVvery 'latest,'devices'and implements  used in post mortem esarainations.. ' ';  It looks mora" liko a clinical room in a  well endowed medical 'college, and there  is nono.of the grewsomeness about it that  characterized tho old morguo. *' There is  also a? bright and cheery-reception room  where the photographs and records" are  kept; and a photograph room with all the  apparatns'.nccessary     ,��������� . ',.  . Thero is- a large central chamber, around  which, aro, receptacles, and 'a large vault  in ono corner .will hold a groat number, of  infants' bodies. There is also a room filled  -with olow)ts,"in which' the clothing taken  from, bodies will bo kept for purposes of  identification,-and theso, too, can bo adapted to receive many more bodies in case of  great emergency. This is tbo fourth  morgue built by the city. Since 1874 250,-  000 bodies have been placed in the New  York morgue. All the records since 1874  havo been scrupulously kept and are in  good condition'.  Think luff Alike.  Yabsley���������I have always had an idea tha,t  after a couplo had been married for somo  time even their thoughts became' to a  groat degree identical. : Am I right, Peck?  Mr. N. Peck (emphatically)���������You are.  About now my wife is thinking what  she'll say to me for coming homo so late.  Ar.d so am I.���������London Punch.    .  A ltim^or.  "The.ezar's poaco proposal will have no  practical result."  '���������You can't tell. They say tho nihilists  havo offered to reduce their annual output  of dynamite bombs if tho czar pan ���������>givo  them a satisfactory quid pro quo."���������Nuggets. ' '"!     ...''."     '  Wo bolieve  MINABD'S LINIMENT  is the best.  Matthias Fdey, OilrCity, Out.  , Joseph Snow, Norway,.Mo.  Chas. Whopten, Mulgrave, N. S.  Rev.   R.   O.   Arftistrong,   Mulgrave,  N. S.  Pierre  Landry,   senr.,   Pokeruouche,  N.  B. .  Thomas Wnsson, Sheffield. N. B.  AS T8;EPILEPSY..M0,F[TS,  'Tjiohig's Fit Curo,ror..Ij;pih'p.sy;imd 'kindred  affections is th������ oidy i'liccosstul remedy, unci is  now usQd by the t est physicians and hospitals  tn Europe unci-A"iwi������a. It is confident lv recommended to,t he afflictod." If yoti'suiter'f rom  Epilepsy, Fits, Si. Vitus Dance, or have children or relatives that do so, or know a friend  that is afflicted, then send for a free trial bottle  and try it. It will be; sent, bysmail, propaid. It  has cured where everything.else has failed.  "When writing mention this paper and give  fall address to U.he Licbig Co.; 17.. King street  west, Toronto;  m  THE; CI1FSP AST_M_...  A Novel Advertisement.  A Russian shopkeeper with an eyo to  .immediate returns is said to havo posted  an announcement to tbe offoct that tho  reason he had hitherto sold so cheaply was  that he was.-unmarried;.and did not need  profit for the .maintenance of a wife and  family. The advertisement'- closed as follows: ������������������������������������'.'.''; ������������������-���������-���������-- ���������'���������'������������������'������������������ /?.''--'. "������������������'"I ���������'.  , "it is now "my duty to inform the pub-  lio that this���������; advantago,will shortly bo  withdrawn from them, as-i am about, to  be married. ' They wiii^thepeforo clo well  to make their purchases at onco at the old  Tate.'.'-: ���������-   ���������   .., ,.              .-.-,,'  The result was that.'there, was. such a  run ori the shop that in the course of a  few days the'shopkeeper had made enough  money to pay tho oxpenses of his .wedding.  ���������Argonaut..      ���������   ,-i.,.     . ."',' , '"      ���������',"-  Lieblg's Astliiiia Cure -will '6ur,e Asthma, Hay.  Asthma,or Hay I'ovei-. Hxradreds of people in-  four continents will say. so. - It is a high-class  medicine, endorsed by,iuedi<!_i r*oh-,-'-.a_d used  by the best people in all parts' of -the civilized  world.-  A'fi-ee.trial bottlewill.be sent to any. sufferer  Viy mail' prepaid. . If you are afflicted, send  your name and address to The L ebig 'Co., 177  King street west, Toronto, and say you saw  this free offer in this paper.      :   '. ���������',    . : - .  Minard's LMmgiit Cures Dasaruff.  Rlmbarl) as a Garden Crop.  ^'������������������'-"        ��������� ,v , ���������   -.   ������������������. ��������� .   ..     zi  One of the garden crops that thoroughly  understands how to 'take caro of itself i^  rhubarb: .;If 'plan.ted.in:.earth that is not  very dry,.it will continue for'mpny years  without receiving ..any" particular attention.- It" is/however, very.fopcl of high,  living, and thbse w.ho desire to have large  and succulent: stalks .should give a good  top dressing of manure'every.season.���������  Meehmn's Monthly.    .   -. ,      -  TO CUKI3 AGOIiDIIf ONTC DAT.  t  Take Laxative Bromo Qxiiuine Tablets.   AU  druggists refund the money if it fails to cure  Minard's Linimeiit for sale efBrvwiere.  "Do  . Necessary Preca.-ntloi>.  Attendant���������Shall  I pub  a  ticket  Not Touch" on this picture?    '_.  ,    Gallery Superintendent���������What picture  is it?  Attendant���������-Portrait of a millionaire.���������  Town Topics.  1        ' H.rc������l'Ueli>.  Tho.Old Friend���������1 don't .boliove you  realize tho dignity of your position/  ,  Tho  New ^Millionaire���������Don't 'have to.  I've a butler hired  for that.���������Cincinnati  Enquirer.   '. ���������  A. Itiji-liteonx lietrilmtioM.  ",This  miller's lifo must bo a grind,"  said.   And wo ignored him.  "Those millstones g-o against his  he added.   We abhorred him.  "I see  he ��������� gets' his 'own  meals,   too!"  yelled.   We gathered round him,  And' when lie said the big wheel's spray  was "milldew" then we drowned him.  ,   . . ;������������������������. A. "W-. Bulletin.  ho  grain,"  he  To Jaw.  v.       .  . . I  t" I have been for years more or less -'  subject to eruptions on my. skin.  The left,  side of my face from the top of my ear to  half way downrmyJaw was in a very  bad state���������being-   almost   raw, making',  ��������� shaving very painful.    I was advised to''  try Burdeck Blood Bitters.   One "bottle _  perfectly cured me.    I can honestly recommend B.B.B. to all who suffer from ������  any skin disease."   G. WHITE, .Carie-   ,  vale, N.W.T. .,   , ,,   '  B.B.B. cures Salt Rheum, Eczema,  Tetter,   Shingles, Boils,  Pimples, ,  Sores,    Wlcers, ,and   all    forms.  of Skin Diseases and  Eruptions,  from the  smallest   pimple   to  the worst scrofulous  sore.  - known and most- progressive "citizens of  Dunnville, Ont.,.gives .the following description of her recent-experience in the  use of Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills:  " I took Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills for weak'nerves, dizziness, palpitation of the heart, smothering .spells at  night and sleeplessness. /Before I- used  them I could not get restful sleep, and  my nerves were often so unstrung that I  would start,in alarm, at the least noise,  and easily worried. v " ,''  ��������� * " Last February I commenced taking  this valuable medicine, and it proved the  right remedy for my weak and shattered  nervous system. Milburn's Heart and'  Nerve Pills restored my nerves to a  strong and healthy condition, gave regular, and normal action of the heart.  V I sleep1 well now, -and 'am better in  every way, ��������� arid ' I recommend them  heartily to all who suffer as I did."  Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills, 50c.  a box! orc3 for $1.25, atrall' druggists.  T. Mtlhukx & Co., Toronto, Qnt.  Laxa-Liver Pills cure Constipation. Sick  H-sudache,' Biliousness, t Dyspepsia. Every  pill .guaranteed perfect, and to work without a gripe or pain.- Price 25c., oil druggist*.  Good TliliiKFor t3:e Siprn I������ainteru.  When "somo men make an extra dollar,  they at once go out and havo a sign painted with tho word "Private" on it and put  it on their offico door.  __.Q^__llJO^XMAS.   ,        , _   ,  WREATHING j AND, MISTLETOE. <  A large stock of Cut 3Jlowers of all "closerIp-  tion. Large collection'of Flowering and Fol-  iag_ Plants.  ATH.E. RHILPQTT  Greenhouses: -  33C Portage Aveiinc,.iYtrINNTrEG.  ODdRLESS  Run if you like but try to] keen vour breath;  Drink HEALTH COF.l/EY now for  you'll <*0{  none after death. ..       ,       "  CLOSET.  .    J.������,M?.-v:iCAR'    ,  GRAIN _ 'COMMISSION 'HERCBANT  GRAIN EXCHANGE, WINNIPEG.  All kinds of Grain bought and sold. 'Liberal advances on consignments.   Prompt returns.  o Send Samples.  ���������'Write or wire for Prices, Box 574.  P. e. Drawer 1S87. Tel. llSTi  J.   D.   O'BRIEN,  Grain and Stock Broker.  WINNIPEG.  Grain and securities .carried on. margins.    Private wife connection  with all markets.  ���������Features Connectsd With This  Closet Which Make it Sup e'  rior   to  anything^ IN-'THE -  [1 MAEKET.      M. _   ' ^    .,.,_if..  ADAPTAUIl-ITY���������It is adapted to '/  iirlvatc1 residence., .public buddingp1"  hotels, school houses and summer resorts.  1'OBTABJ L1TY���������It Citn, be placed in <  attic orl cellar, bath room or outside1;''  kitchen, or in any place where there is a'  flue or chimney. . .. -.- .. i. j������ ���������  , ECONOMICALi���������It requires no disin-''  fe.tsint. he strorg current of air pass- i  ii'g through ,it, curing accumulation^',.  carries off all odors. < o     ������ *��������� l  .FIRE���������It only necessary once in fif-lf  teen  or twenty days; "when used by a  family of from four lo six members, to  burn it out. ., ,.., ,��������� "< -\ c'    ;v��������������� ~s,���������  APPIiiCATION���������For village or towns,,  where, there is no sewerage;, it ends the'.  career of-the filthy, unhealthy.iuncom-;'.'  fortablc,  out-tlobr * affair," which"  more  than any other single agent," hasj-ccn re-.,  sponsible for disease and death:     -" >' " '���������:  The, Odorless  Crematory   ands  General Heating Co%"~1   *v  Hamilton, Ont. ,'  if,  1  1898.  .KAR_'.K:Al!ftEJ?T^SBHt������XK  _07  MAIN .ST.,   WINNIPEG,  Next door to P. O.  SNAPS FOR GASH.  ITouselioltl Safes, small size,   -   -   $13.00 |  Household Safes, large size,      -   -      30.00  Just the thing for a Christinas present   Both  useful and ornamental.  'Merchants' Safes, all sizes and prices; on  0-s.v terms or cash. Come and see them or  write for quotations. Special prices during  Novemher and December.  To keep your nervous system in gcod order  and put eff that undesirable time when you  can't get  HEALTH GOFFEY  Drink   It   Not*/.  Try it and bo convinced of its merits. Use  Whito Star Baking Powder.  THE DYSON-GIBSON COMPANY. *  ^K7\   _R.   -A.X_I_-A___>T.  General Insurance Agent.  FIRE Companies Represented: '  Quebf������c'I*ire Assurance Co.  Koyal Insurance Co.  Sun Insurance Office  Union Assurance Society  A11 classes of Insurances transacted and  promptly and satisfactorily-settled.  Miirfs LMinent Cures Burns elc.  Indian Head, Nov. 21,  Messrs. Cremate Closet' Co.,  P.O. Box 1282.  Winnipeg, Man.    ���������  About a year ape I purchased one of yoiu1 Crematory Closets, and have used it1 in my Hotel  ever since. It has given entire satisfaction.  Could I not replace it, I would not sell it for  double Its cost.   Yours truly, (   "  "        ,  A. DAVIDSON.  Sold by  CBEMA.TE closet  P. 0. Box 1282,  >      WINNIPEG.  CO.,  BILLIARD AIS'D POOL. T A D LES,  SEW AND SECONO-IJAXp.  'iJOWIiirfG AIXE ;������  AND SUPPLI���������_.   Large cat-logno free  -me KEID BROS.,  2.">7 Kim. West, Toronto  W. N. U.   200  WmWm*m*minmm������tmmtvri-v*mm**ikJi>rn'm  rtsmwrn samm*  L'. U.JlU J '  ���������J JiWSL WT."  '^g^vs-^raiiyix'-w^.ityji*.  !WJi'LlUimWWWUMW^_MJ.������WfcJiM'MW IJ-'IJJ.   ,'  t.-l'J.  ���������sews"  m������'_������. '-iu.1*1  i _i|     ������jj������iih���������I mijiu kl-i.'i  l_\  i  i<  _U  I,    ���������  I'*-'.  li''--  1 51  l'.l;.,-  THE CUMBERLAND JtfJEWS.  ���������ISSUER EVERY SATURDAY.���������  ���������������������������_������==       j . .1.   . -i' "i  Mary fi gisaaett gdljcor.  8-iscribers  tljie proposal to establish a creamery ) was brought fprward, who was  tlie first to help it along ? When  the farmers of the district sought  ' to clear  Agricultural HalL of debt,  <wh@ furnished the means ?  *      *  'jThe   above   is a partial   list of  r f  what Mr. Dunsmuir has done for  th������s district, and yet, week in and  week out, a paper which has the  assurance to call itself "independent and unbiassed," devotes its  columns to abusing and decrying  everything connected directly or  SATURDAY, APRIL 16th. 1899   indirectly with the man  who has  failing     to  reoeiyja     Tjhe  fHuvra regularly .will confer a favor by��������� noti-'  lying the Office.  The columns of The Hew. are open to all  .jvfro wj*h to ezprbs. therein vie^a on matt-  iMp pf public  interest.  W"hile we do not hol<J ourselves responsible for the utterances of .correspondents* wo  preserve the right of /3eclinins to insert  <eoranianications unnecessarily personally,  ^3F When writing comojnnications to  {tfcis paper, ���������W&JTE ON ONE SipE ONLY of  oapcr jjsed.    Printers Dp NO?1 turn copy.  ~"_ap Advertiser^ -w-io want their jad  ������_uii_je4,    .should  get    copy in   t������y  12 a.m. d*y before is&jie.  ir ���������*   qTEAMS OF SUBSG&IFTION.  ONE YEAR, $2.00  TH������E������ MONTHS, .50  per Month .20  SINGLE    COPY     Fjyi*.   -Cents.  'j--1. . i-". j.i.  FO*t  HA<B PONE   MOST  COMOX P  im** |p^*a������n|air  vs. ffhe Islander.  , 'The Ielauder in its issue of the  Jllth concludes a reference  to the  jrepresenfcative  of Comox Pistrict,  >      j ���������  with   the   words: "In {the Legigla  *tur# h_) (Byi4������n3tly counts for rather  ]Le8#  jthan   upthing.    Jfe  can not  (pyen get<a grant from Jthe govern-  , fa provide proper ^ea|e for %he poor  Whoa! children."  "He  cai> not even   get a gFjant  < frpig  the  government to ppoyide  proper peate for ihe poor pchool  children."   If U9t>������ why not ?   Per-  T 1  faaps oujr readers niay remember  the reasons assigped in jthese  colftflans by a certain 'member of  the Legifilature* as, fto why Mr.  Jhinsmuir did uot count in ������he estimation of the present goyerpmenjfc.  ''He is in the Qpposjtion." Now,  J#fcv the people pf Comox District  consider the sort pf an administration we have to deg,l with���������one  -whose supporters openly declare  Comox ehajl not get justice, not  jeven a grant for the 'poor school  children,' simply because the district dared to elect a representative  pf its own choosing. CJhange the  circumstances, and the Islander  would be the first to laise the howl  ������n4 cry of tyranny and oppression.  done so much for the welfare of  the district. Mr. Dunsmuir is not  a noisy demagogue, but he can  fairly claim to have done more for  Comox already than his carping  critics are likely to do in a life  time, and the electors of this dis-  trict will probably in the future as  in the past show in a fitting manner their  appreciation of his  ser-  vices, the cavilling of biassed minds  notwithstanding.  i LET TERS  to the Editor.  (This space for Correspondents) ^  SCHOOL   AFFAIRS   IN  UNION.  In reply to the Islander's apologist. all we have to say is:' Let the  public press speak of the different  Christain creeds respectfully or not  at all. Also, let it be clearly understood that if the Islander should  be so lacking in courtesy as to  hereafter make similar remarks to  those we have already answered,  we will not be found lacking in  courage to reply in a fitting man-  er.      '       ��������������� ' ,'  '*'    ',  . When af newspaper fails to reply to its opponents, the logical  conclusion is that it can not do so.  l#et us next consider what James  , Dunsmuir counts for in the interest  pf this district and town. Twelve  jyears ago Cumberland and Union  tJiad no existence.. Then the farmers of Comox were compelled to  send their produce to Nanaimo  p.nd Yjctoria, and, what with  freight and commission, their  profits wore not a little reduced.  Now we have in Cumberland and  Union a flourishing town, supporting ������n extensive population and  furnishing a market for the whole  4istrict..   To whom do  we owe the  existence of tbis market ?  *      *  To devejope the .mineral re-  ���������30gj-cep of thig district necessitated  4h# expenditure of millions. To  keep the mines jln operation from  thirty to fifty thousand dollars in  cash $r.e paid #ut monthly. To  whose eaterprise do we owe the development of the mines, and does  the .district  benefif  nothing from  m  *  W1ien any  scheme for the  ad-  v7.P<#p 9f the district,  (such  as  Hon: Dr. McKechnie may well  exclaim "save me frpm my (quondam) friends." The Review of the  3d inst, publishes an attack on the  representative of, liTanaimo city,  evidently written by some fellow  who considers himself 'smart', but  which it is very surprising, to say  the least/any respectable journal  would publish.  COURT NOTES.  The suit of Baker vs Kilpatrick, commonly known as the Dexter case, has been fixed  for trial at an early date.  A number of witnesses, subpoenaed by  the Crown, left by yesterday's boat for  Nanaimo, where on Tuesday the case of  Reg. vs. Union Colliery Co., will come before the Assize Court.  The Hon. Judge Harrison held a sitting  here on Thursday of the County Court.  The only case of interest was that of an  Italian against a Chinaman for detention  tind loss by the latter of some wearing apparel sent to the laundry. , Judgement was  given in favor of the Celestial with costs.  The people of Cumberland and the vicinity will be pleased to learn that His Hon,  Judge Harrison has decided to hold a,  monthly Sitting of the County Court. The  next session will be held on the 4th of May..  The title of the County Court here has  been slightly changed. Hereafter it will be  styled the County Court holden at Union,  inslead of Cumberland The leaving out of  "Cumberland" will not affect the balance of  justice. Does this mean that the Court  House will be moved to Union ?  NOTICE.  All ladies connected with, or interested in  the welfare of Trinity Church, are cordially  invited to attend the ladies' meeting, to be  held in the Church on Tuesday, April 18th,  at 3 pv: m.  To The Editor Cumberland News.  The Islander in its last issue  takes occasian to refer in no very  complimentary terms to the record  of the Trustees of Union School,  and, with characteristic recklessness, makes certain insinuations  concerning ' the care those gentlemen are showing for the interests  of the school  under their, "control.  In order to make the matter  plain, let me give a short sketch of  what, the present trustees have  done in the cause of education in  Union. I leave it to your readers  to judge whether the board do not  deserve a little better, raward for  their labors than to be accused of  culpable negligence by persons who  have ' never hitherto taken v the  slightest interest in educational  matters, and only do so now in  order to make the usual slighting  allusions to men who do all they  can to help on the town.  , In   '97 the   trustees   applied to  Col. Baker, then Minister of Education, for a grant to erect a much  neaded -new school building. ' An  appropriation of $800.00 was made  that session, but the trustees  considering . the    amount. inadequate-  for the purpose,  asked the government to hold it over. till  a  larger  grant could be obtained;    This the  Turner government agreed to, and  in '98^ an . appropriation of  $5^.000  was made in the  estimates for the  erection of a  school   building at  Union.    Early in   '98,   Mr.  James  Dunsmuir, ~_ when   approached  by  the tni:tees', .offered them' a   lot  of  land on, which   to   erect the  new  school at. the  low  figure of  $300,  though he had previously  refused  $1,000 for the same lot. " Later on,  about the beginning of August, the  trustees asked  Mr.   Dunsmuir  for  an additional lot  of land  and  he  very   generously   told  them   they  might have the original lot as well  as  all  the land they  wanted   (behind that, on which the hew school  stands) free of charge, provided the  city agreed,   as he  had  previously  promised the land  to the corporation for city purposes. (The Islander will please take notice  that this  was after the election and  hence  can not be charged  as  a  political  dodge.)    Accordingly,     the     new  scho61 building was erected.    Negotiations for furnishing it are now  going   on with   the   Department  and doubtless will be satisfactorily  concluded.  Thus it will be seen that to the  zeal and energy of our present  trustees, aided by the generous and  public spirited action of JMr. James  Dunsmuir, do we owe the possession of a hew and handsome school  building which i? Qot surpassed by  any in the province, and which is  a credit to our town,  I AM,   YOURS ETC,  TRUTH.  Silverware coupons will not be issued dur  ing the Removal Sale aa we are selling  goods at most liberal cash discounts to  clear stock. Those holding enough coupons  to secure pieces of Silverware, can present  them for redemption.   STEVENSON & CO.  For Sale or Rent my property on  Dunsmuir Ave.,���������H. J. Theobald.  FOR SALE.���������101 acres of land near  Courtenay.    App y at this office.  FOR SALE ���������Valuable property in  Cumberland. For further information apply to News Ohfick.  BIRTHDAY   PARTY.  There was a very enjoyable gatheiing  at Mr. Alex. Grant's residence on Friday of last week, the occasion being the  21st birthday of Hugh Grant. The evening was passed ofifby playing lively  games, and vocal and instrumental  music. Excellent refreshments were  served by the hostess near the close of  party. AH tool? leave with regrets that  the time had passed away so quickly,  and each wishing Hugh many more  such enjoyable days.���������J. B. K.  WANTED.���������Apprentice to learn trade,  and girl to work at Tailoring. Apply at  P, Dunna's.  JUST  IB  AT THE UNION STORE  * i  A Fine Line of  /'SI  f<  ���������   ���������  Note Paper���������the lastest, Writing Tablets^  Envelopes, Lead Pencils���������Fine Assortment,  Slate Pencils, Pen and Pencil Boxes for school J  use, Erasers, Acme Pencil   Sharpeners, Time  ,       "i '  Books, Pens, Slates���������sets.   16 cts and  15cts.V1  Copy Books, Scribblers.  AFineLine of  . School Bags for both Girls and  Boys, also the usual complete stbclc  of School Books.  ���������. Simon I_ei������er ���������.  SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSi  LOCAL   BRIEFS.  His Honor, Judge    Harrison,waa a gueit  at tho Union Hotel this week. \  ���������The   finest stock . ������f - statioae.y and  school supplies at Paacey _.  ' Rev. Father Durand will officiate at St.  John _ Cacholie Church on Sunday morning  at 8*30.  If our delinquent subscribers don't pay op  we'll soon have to live on air���������and the best  of it is'nt very nutritious.  A. H, Peacey _ is the place to get new magazines. Leave your subscriptions.  Anderson will place new Central Draft Burn  era in any brass or nickel lamp. Burns half  the oil and gives twice the light.  Funny too.  Judge abrams has been summonsed to Nanaimo to attend court in reference to the  Bridge enquiry. Mr. Abrams will proceed  to Vancouver Monday to give evidence in  the Dexter trial.  For upwards of two weeks decorators and  painters have been bnsy in the Cumberland  Hotel. That well and favorably known bos-  tlery in its new attire is a credit to the city  and the management.  On yesterday at No. 6 Shaft the middle  seam of coal was struck. The coal is of excellent quality, and as development goes on  there is no doubt that No. 6 will prove to be  all that has been expected of it.  ���������Five hundred books go at less than cost  to make room for new stock. Call and inspect.���������A. H. Peaoey's.  Oa Thursday last a surprise party was  given at the residence of Mrs. Chas. Lowe  in honor ef Mrs. Carr,who left for Vernon���������  her future home���������Friday morning. Mrs.Carr  had charge of the dress-making department  at S.Leiser's.  Mr.Jno/J. R. Miller,President of Comox  Agricultural Society, has been invited by the  Deputy Minister of Agriculture to deliver a  series of lectures before the different Insti*  tutes of ths Province. The News begs to  tender Mr. Miller congratulation* on the  honor'done him.  A special assize has been called for the  18th of March at Nanaimo to make enquiry  into the late accident to the bridge at comox  and fiz the responsibility. * We will not  offer any comment on tee conrse adopted by  the Government, but it is very evident  where the vis a tergo to take action proceeds  from,���������Wellington Enterprise,  Some sizes in the different lines of Ladies'  Gentlex-fens' and Children's shoes have been  soled out and balance of stock will be sold  ebeap. Good bargains for those whose size  we still have. STEVENSON & CO.  Silk bargains. If you want a silk wais*  cheap, just stop around at STEVENSQN ft  CO'S. and secure one of those waist Lengths  Only a few left and they wont be here long.  For instance a $1.25 bilk for 90 ots $ud  80 <?tq,  ContEPt arfd Dancef  A    Grand. Concert" ";  will be Given in Aid  .   ������f.'   ��������� '���������   ;'',-.���������--V-"..|  April 26th, 1899.  good Program    n  lt   and  GOOD MUSIC!  Don't Porget to Come j  C. H. TARBELL.  DEALER   IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  A  IF  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIYE   ||  SATISFACTION llRING IT TO  Stoddart  Opposite Waverley Hotel,    ',!  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . > ||  ^s**^        IIVFRY  Single and Double Rigs to let   r|  .���������.'���������'. . '..1  -���������at���������   . y4  Reasonable Prices  Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd StA  CCJV1BERLA.N: ���������_>,    B.   C.  0_B_>_������������������MOBMIM_n___a_H__B_MO_i.  Espimalt & Jaiaimo By * '  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE     /i  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VTCTOBIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. 4 Saturday.  A.M. A.M.  De. 9:00 .....Victoria....... Do. 3:00'  *'    9:30 ......,....Goldstream "   3:2������  **   10:19 Shawnigan Lake .... "   4.14  "   10:58 ......Duncans ................4:45  P.M. p,i_.  ���������'   12:30.... ...Nanaimo.......   .......6:0*  -ar. 12:45 Wellington  Ar. 6:20  WELLINGTON   TO VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. A.1S.  De. 8:25... Wellington De. 3:10  ���������'   8:46.,.. Nanaimo "8:28  "10:04 ...,,.Duncans. "   4:37  " 10:42 Shawnigan Lake  ���������"   5:0a  "11:33 Goldstream **   5.59  Ar. 1260 m.      ...Victoria. Ar. 625P.1,  Reduced i^tes to and from all points on,  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Monday.  . For rates, and   all   information ?appiy at  Company's Oflfloea.  A. DUNSMUIR, GH8. I*. COURTNEY.  PRESiDEr*.*.  '" 'JfifafflcJfonager,,  Ml SEVENTH YEAI������.  CUMBERLAND, B.aC. SATURDAY   APRIL 15th.,  lS_������q  w  "f--W  V>'  THE OLD RELIABLE FIRM OF  M.W.WAITT  60 Government <St., -  -    Victoria,} B: O,  ,   ,    Sole Agents Pop  Heintzman  1   r  Nordheimer  Dominion  Wormwith  Jewett and  Bell  rev������ '"���������*' ���������   a  SSTEY , ���������  DOMINION'  and BELL.  -���������_ *    -i '     ,-  Terms'to'suit Me Purchaser.  Write'for Catalogue. -   s - -   '  s   Tn _���������������������������,��������� _��������� _        ���������     i'^-ttt 't. -tt     1   ���������      ��������� ���������    ii-    ���������       ',,,!     -   .���������       1   ������������������        ,���������   r  '< i      . ' -   'V      '    -  '      *-   ' , _ *   J it  for a G������������d SPri^_l Msdlclije  . Try ^ bottle of Hood s Sarsaparilla;  J have a full stock of all the , '     '  Popular Medicines. ......  - _������    - -  ������*  '"itJ  <tw  ^Eiiiest  Supplies.    TRY  quality,    of     t$tationerv,      School  1  COMOX.  " Inspector Netherby visited  tnox school this week.  Co-  Mrs. (Lieut.) Metcalf has taken  Mr. Macdonald's cottage.  We hear tha?. Mr.Huff am is set-king to exchange his Columbia biey-  icle for a tandem.  The Government Agent paid us  ,a visit Saturday to inspect the  -wharf which has suffered from recent gales.  The "Funny Boys" of H. ML. S.  Phaeton inteud to give an entertainment in the K. of P. Hall  Monday night.  H. M. S. Egeria returned from  'Nanaimo where she had gone to  pick up a small party of her men  who have been surveying there.  The pupils of the Comox School  were invited on board H. M.' S.  "Phaeton last week. Miss Netherby, their popular teacher, accompanied tfchem.  We w-ere sorry to hear that Mrs.  "H. Smith, was taken1 ill suddenly  on   last   Saturday   morning.    Dr.  Millard was in attendance  and we  all hope she may soon recover.  The congregation of St. John5s  (Catholira) Church is augmented  now by a large attendance of  officers $}_d men fspom the warships,  65 of them were present last Sunday,  Capt- Nixon, steamer Autolicus,  arrived last Sunday with Mrs. J.  Grieve, David Jones, W. Swan,  Hugh Grant, C. Matherson, Mrs.  James Piercy. They report Texada  booming   along   and   things live-  Comox is enjoying quite a boom  this spring. Three ranches have  already been purchased by men  who mean to work them. It is  now reported that that piece of  land adjoining Mr. Giddings'  property is about to be sold to Mr.  D.Huff am who also means business.  f_s_^ggg������e������^fr_������^^  Concert arid Dance!  A    Grand    Concert  will be Given in Aid  of ���������/.-;  April 25th, 1899.  GOOD PROGRAM  and  GOOD MUSIC!  Don't ���������Forget '..to Come  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION BRING IT TO  Opposite Waverley Uo.iel  Ottawa News Letter.  [From Our  Own Correspondent.]  Ottawa, 10th April.���������To-day is  the fourteenth day of the debate on  the Address in reply to the Speech  from'the Throne, and the end is  not yet, although it looks now as if  there would be a division on the  amendment about Thursday night,  This amendment was- agreed on  last Wednesday afternoon at a caucus of the Opposition, and will be  moved tc-night'. or to-morrow by  Mr, E. F. Clarke (West Toronto).  It is drawn on' the lines laid down  t r l  in the closing portion of   Sir, Hibbert Tupper's speech in which   he  declared thai, the credit of   Canada  was   being   so    seriously   injured  abroad by. the corruption and  dishonesty of *theV Administration   of 1  Yukon affairs "that it was absolute-  ly necessary that a strict   and   impartial-enquiry should be held   before a   Commission -composed , of  three.or more Judges oi the highest  standing.   It goes' without / saying  that the amendment will be voted  down, probably by a large, majority.    It is not,   however,   expected  that the Government will  poll   its  full strength on this question, ast it  is understood that there are several'  of its followers who, while they will  not" go .to  the   length  of, voting j  against' the {, Government,   cannot i  stomaeh Mr. Sifton and   his. questionable proceedings, and will sim-v  ply abstain altogether from voting.  Amongst these will,   probably,   be.  Mr. Richardson (Liberal) who has  been solemnly read .out of ^the Lib-s  era 1 party rby , the^.iManitoba "Free  Pfes_v the personal pocket ������f, '-Mr.  Sifton, ,and  "Young, Mr.-- Innes,"  'who is'mad" as "a wet" hen ^becauser  Joe Mar������in euchered   him jout   of  the Attorney-Generolship of   British Columbia, and who   is' "agin"  Sifton.  "THE NEPHEW OF HIS  UNCLE." ,  Another member who will probably abstain   from   voting   on   the  amendment is Mr.   Leighton   McCarty, who is warming for  the   remainder of   this   Parliament   the  seat held by   his   uncle,   the   late  Dalton   McCarthy.      This   young  gentleman   delivered   his   maiden  speech last Wednesday, and by   no  means created a favorable impression.    He is altogether too "fresh,"  and the cool and patronizing manner in which he laid down rules of  parliamentary and political   ethics  for men who were statesmen  before  he had   passed   the   stage   of   for  hooking   apples    or stealing jam,  was    to   say  the   least,   amusing,  if   not     highly   impertinent      in  one   who is not only young   and  inexperienced, but   who   does   not  appear to possess any special qualification for public life, and  whose  sole claim to recognition is that  he  is "the nephew of his uncle."     Mr.-  McCarthy will no doubt,   sit   in  the "splendid isolation"  which   he  has somewhat bumptiously arrogated to'himself as his position in Par  liament,   until   the   next   General  Election, when  he  will   disappear  and be heard of   no   more.    I   am  told that it is certain that  he.   will  be buried out   of   sight in   North  Simcoe where he was  only  elected  by the   forbearance   of   some   two  thou'fcdnd   Conservatives  who    remained at home   on polling   day,  and. as a. compliment to  the memory of his uncle, who was   a   great  although mistaken man.  THE CANADIAN "ARMY."  Ap*art from the debate on the address, the most interesting event of  last week were the meetings of the  British Empire League, the Annual  Meeting of the Dominion Rifle   As  sociation, and   9,   meeting   of   the  Head Quarter Staff, at which   Captain Winter delivered a very excellent lecture on the Defence of J Canada, and at which   his   excellency  the    Governor-General    made     a  speech.    The   latter , meeting ��������� and  that of the D. R. A.   were   notable  in that the speeches made at   both  were not only strongly "Imperialistic" in their   tone,   but   that' tbe  scheme of ., Major-General   Hutton  to abolish the "Militia" and  establish an "Army" received hearty endorsement at both 'meetings.   At  the D. R. A.,' Lt.-Col.   Gibson,   the ,  President of the Association not only endorsed the position taken   by  the Major-General but said that he  had good  reason   to   believe   that  there   would   be   ������an   increase  of  1500,000 in the  Militia   Estimates'  this year for the purpose of partial-'  ly carrying ojiit the , suggestions   of  the Major-General,   His Excellent  cy    also   strongly    endorsed   the  scheme at both meetings,  speaking  from an Imperialistic > standpoint,  and; altogether the ' General's   proposals seem to give satisfaction  to  everyone, exoept   the   Minister' of  Militia who, does not   take   kindly  to the idea   of   being ��������� "abolished"  and superseded' by a "Commander-  in Chief."  . J.1 A., vJT.  y*$i  it'it I  Sentenced to Hang,  HIGHBINDER'S   FIGHT.  RUIN   AND   SUICIDE  Deadman's Island  > <R-������ -rv���������...4 ,.._���������,.__ ,  . __-������-_*.i  Other News.  TAX ON CHINAMEN,  Ottawa, April 20.���������ln a speecfiv  to-day, Sir Wilfred  Laurier spoke ^  favorably of imposing tax of . $500'  on Chinese  entering   Canada   but '  was opposed to taxing Japanese. ���������',  BRAND   NEW   'REGULATION,  Victoria, April 20.���������Lewis . Garrison' recently arrived  at Skagway.'^  with news of   a   ruling   made   by -J  Gold Commissioner of Atlin,: read-;."  ing as   follows: . ,;A11   miners Jnt^  Cassiar District who have free min^  ers' certificates that have   not1, ex������ \  pired and who have located ,claim_t '  must appear and file' with   Gold-,v  .Commissioner   a   pworn ;i affidavit  that they are   original, ownersf off'  their respective  claims.." Garrison;  says this is causing great" conster^\  nation among "miners.' >,Many , 6fr  the,original locators are absent,arid-'}  cannot possibly return in time^tQ^  make affidavit.   \������������������    /  ,\ ' *-; 'A :  < STEAMER ON THE ROCKS. /:  < Victoria, April 20.���������Steamer San!;  ta Cruz,,which went nprth' to, resv.l  cue City of Topeka, got. on ;tha>  rocks herself but:got off later/ She;  arrived in -Victoria - yesterday. with *  several,feet" of heir, false;. keel> gone tl  and bladtejof her propeller , broken t  as result of the accident. *'."  1  There   is , an,'\ indefinite , rumoii  that, a seiious1 fatality has occurred >  on Barclay-Sound;' the sloop- Mistf  being reported lost with four   men  engaged ori; a   prospecting   expedi-.  tion. - i ,   .   j     .    ,- *<i. >     fti -   \t.  COAL BOATS COMING. ; fp;  /   Victoria, April. 20.-4Tug [ PUot^  , left for Juneau ��������� last; ovehirig   and |  will tow   down ' to ��������� Union^  .coal vessels, Colorado and, "Richard^ 1  m- V   .'*���������.-'-   ."-/ *,'v' ;*.**'���������.*'  ���������     A ���������*_*���������*��������� J.,s>V.  .-*.������  y<\K  -} -vt V- -��������� M  "   ,        HIYU ROW.  Fresno, Cal. April 21.���������A bloody  Highbinder,row which has been expected for sometime,  broke out in  China Town to-day.     As  result, 3  Mongolians now occupy  slabs in  the morgue.   Two more are in hospital morgue, wounded; and 9 are  behind bars in county jail.     The  trouble arose over the conviction of  of Tay Choy, who was yesterday re  moved to San Quentin to serve ten  years for murder in second degree.  TERRIBLE STORM.  Victoria, April 21.���������The steamer  Aorangi brought details of  terrible  storm which swept coast of Queensland early in March.     The force of  the storm was terrific and the hundreds of boats   eugaged in  fishing  and gathering coral were not given  time to escape.   At last .reports 350  blacks and 20 white men missing.  Six schooners, 60 luggers,  and  20  diving boats were  wrecked.    The  damage to property���������quarter  of a  million.  A FORTUNE WASTED  Ott aw a, April 21.^���������In House today i.Mr. Fulding stated to Mr.  Sutherland that the cost of Royal  Commission in connection with  prohibition was $86,984.00.  MURDERER CAUGHT.  Kamloops, April 20.���������rThe  Indian who murdered  Phillip   Walker  was captured here to-day.  SAW-MILL   FOR   DEADMAN'S  Vancouver, April 20.���������Mr. Lud-  gate has arrived from. Ottawa with  the lease in his pocket entitling  him to build a saw-mill for Chicago firm on the supposed Imperial  Government reserve known as  Deadman's Island. The opposition  to the saw-mill in the city has  been entirely ignored by the Ottawa Government. Mr. Ludgate  says  he will  commence work   at  once and will not await for the city  council's action in matter.. ' y  .��������� t ^SUIGIDE:W^^^.^;i  Seattle,,April" i9.^Becau������3"��������� thelj  Anti-Alien.Law shut him out of a  rich claim, Edward Herisel;, an  American prospector, blew the topi  off,his head with a rifle at Atlin on  April 14. He had endured all the  hardships of, the Stickeen trail and  starvation drove him nearly, crazy-  before. At last lie reached Atlint  His mother was bringing now out*  fit from Victoria.  MURDER TRIAt. *  Hamilon,   April   20,���������Benjamin  Parrott, Jr., was on trial here   to*  day, charged with  murdering   his  aged mother on Feb. last.      Parrot  killed his mother by battering   her I  about the head with an  axe. _.   He  was found guilty   and sentenced, to |  to hang on June 23,  \ DEADMAN'S ISLANP,  Ottawa,   April   20.���������Col.   Priori  was to-day informed by Dr. Borden,  that  Deadman's  Island   was   not  handed over to Corporation of Van*  couver City, for use as a park.     It  was reptesented to the  Minister o.  Militia that $250,000 would be expended by the lessee and   employ-.  ment be given to 100Q ment    Since j  the island has   been   granted   thel  Mmister has  been   informed   thatl  200,000 has  been   deposited   in   af  chartered bank at   Yancci.yer   fo^|  this purpose.  Farmers'--'Institute..-  A regular meeting c\f tbe Comox Farmers. I  Institute will be held in the AgnqultrnVl  Hall on Thursday the April 27th 3$ 7:30.|  p. m,  BUSINESS.  A paper on  "Husekeeping," by  Mrs. H.J  Smith.    Mrs. E. Puncaa to lead discussion,!  Papers   by other ladies.    Refreshments,  Come   to   Carey's   for a perfect tit.  can suit the most fastidious. -  Hel  COME TO  The News Off.ce  with    youa  printing. Reasonable prices, preyajl  / \  ?*>.  X*  THE NEWEST-ST YLJ_fc  ir  K   ���������������>  GLIMPSE   AT   TAILOR   GOWNS AN������  i  ' FUR  GARMENTS.  TliePoKsiToilitici of tlie __oiij? Bnsqccc  Coat Calmly Coiisi_Lere������I���������Slioi-t am  Me<Iinm I-en&tlt. Jj-elceia Equally _i  Evidence���������Tlie Typical Keit Cape. -,  After due consideration of the pos���������i  bilities of tho'long basqued coat one i������  forced to the conclusion that theso an  infinitesimal., Onder its most attractive  conditions it fits tightly oa the hips,  meets at the waist and is rounded oil  thence to the back. Again, it ,is decorated with a flounce innocent of fullness, or is edged with , a scallop, tb<  skirt which completes it matching  ihii  FASHION  AND  FABRIC.  ,      NEWEST OF FRENCH TAILOR MADE.  1 Hem. At the neck the. new coat,either  fastens down ono side and- pouahes  slightly or buttons tightly down thecen-  ter. In either caso a lace chemisette or  - cravat finishes it at the neck. The essentials to  the success of  such a   stylo  , aro a 20 inch waist and hips and chest  slim.in proportion. She who makes at  all for the portly, as well as she who is  of limited stature, must renounce ita  charms,' for charms it certainly has. for  tho woman who can carry them' off, as  is indicated by the illustration of the  very newest of French tailor made  go;vns. Thi. is iu a nickel gray shade  of satin facod cldt_, {.do-rued, with embroidery of silk cord and rows of strapping in a pale shado of gray, the front  . of the coat being held in  place  by one  large smoked pearl button.  ��������� It seems quite assured that the short  and medium length jackets will be as  much the vogue as the newer claimant  to favor, but many of them fit tightly ������������������  at the back and closely to tbe figure  iu front.- In skirts a narrowness of out-,  line from the waist to the ankle will b������  the desideratum of all women of fashion.        ;.������������������ ���������'"'.  The fashionable furs of the ooming  season are the fashionable furs of the  past year or two. Sable-and chinchilla  for the extravagant, fox and mink for  the more economical. The most luxurious of capes is made of sable, lined  with chinchilla, with some old lace  about the throat. Lace would appear to  be indispensable to the fur coat this  year, indeed to all garments, for lace is  A POPULAR MODE IN FUR.  again tbe idol of the hour. Our furry  treasures range from the little sable or  mink tie in its simplest form and most  moderate price to the cape here portrayed as typical of a popular mode in  fur, made as it is in the fashionable  mink, bordered with a shaped frill and  finished by a high fluted collar, with a  lining of shell pink satin.  2Vo Dziiig-er.  Mr. Spriggins (looking over tho paper)���������More trouble in Newfoundland  over the fisheries dispute. I hope they  won.'t Jet loose the dogs of war.  Mrs. Spriggius���������Newfoundland dog.  don't bite.���������New York Weekly.  ' Velvets, oorduroys and French broadcloths aro all usod for- blouses- that are  trimmed with mink, seal, Persian lamb  or with black astrakhan. '  Very fine ribbed wools  showing a silky  . surfaooand soft  pliable weaves' in armu-  relte cloth and B'rench whipcord aro favored  materials  for stylish tailor'niado costumes.  An exceedingly smart looking littlo fur  ooat is nindo with a singlo rover turnii.;:  back toward tho left shoulder from- tb(j  doable breasfeel front. The coat and  basques are cut in one. _   ,  Polka dotted effects appear upon now  8,'lks and fancy,satins, on laces, plait,rd  neb and chiffon neck trimmings,'velves  ribbons and black and colored vol vote and  whito and colored chenille      , -  The liking for narrow ribbon frills and  ruches increases���������if that is possible.  Three, four and evon five ribbons of assorted colors aro frequently combined to  complete the trimming of a gown.  Entire windows in many of tho importing houses arc taken up with a special exhibit of tho now silk .and wool fabrics,  with plaids or largo crossing bars in soft,  shaggy bouclo or cajuol's hair weaves.  Silk stitched hems, bands and straps  with, frequently, tho addition cf small  silk crochet tailor buttons, aro still greatly in vogua for decoration, notwithstanding the leaning toward overtrimmed  gowns and wraps.  Instead of painting tho rose'-and tho  lily, the, great fashion makers .of Pari.  havo taken to braiding, accordion plaiting, jet embroidering and spangling very  handsome silk velvets in'making elaborate  gowns, wraps and rcdingoto costumes.  Short, basqued;' closo fitting or jaunty  bos coats, in' evey conceivable form and  color,'are decidedly preferred to tho time  worn shoulder capo and all other styles of  out of door garments, and this account.  for the general vogue of thoeclskin sleevos.  The newest cloth.princess dresses aro  cut very much liko a trained riding habit,  elaborately-braided at tho hem of tho skirt  and on tho guimpe, .which finishes the  bodice. Prom the point where tho guimpe  ends at the back it is laced snugly down  to six or soven inches below tho waist line.  On a few Paris models it is also laced over  the hips.  CHILDREN'S COLUMN.  A  NEW  ACQUAINTANCE.  Belinda, 'and   Aii-f-iida   Sliowed   Tlial  Dolls Are Just   Lilce  People.  JJella was all alono ono day. Sho could  not go out becauso sho was not well, so  sho deoided to bo very industrious and  mako over and mend her dolls' clothes  Sho undressed them .nil and sat them in a  row with their backs propped up against  Boir.e books, and as sho worked busily with  hur necdlo and thread and soissors, she  talked to them all tho time, telling them  what a trouble aud expenso they wero to  her and how^arclcss they wero with thoir  cloihes and what a dreadful timo sho had  kci'j ing them in order. Sho was in the  middlo of her scolding, and tho dolls wero  A SWORD FOE SCHLEY  PERT PERSONALS.  ' Lillian Russell's divorced husband is  to marry again. Ho pr'obably'contrtfctcd'  tho habit from Lillian.���������Washington Post.  Say, with Day reporting to Hay, where  Hay used to report ro< Day, ain't thing..  mixed up somo way?���������Burlington (la.)  Hawkcye.      c ' ' ���������       >  Being neither a lecturer nor a litterateur  Aguinaldo naturally feels a great deal of  anxiety as to what he shall do with hie  advertising.       '0' "      -  , At one time it was Mr.- McKinloy, then  major, then congressman, then jgovernor,  then president, and now it is,Dr. McKin-  ley.'���������Cincinnati Commercial" Tribune.  Wo are .told that the shah of Persia cat.  a dozen or mere cucumbers at ono sitting.  This may explain in a measure tho insecurity of lifo jjj tho shah's country.���������  Rochester Herald.  It is to be feared that ono result of How-,  ard Gould's sacrificial marriage may bo to  give tho former Miss Clemmons unenviable notoriety as a .5,000,000 beauty.���������  St. Louis Republic.  Hall Caine has uo further occasion to  regard tho critics. Chuck Connors pronounces him to bo "a nice bloko and-O.  K." What more _an fame's cornucopia  hold for any manf-  Tho government censor would cot allow  Mark Twain's speech at tho peaca'confer-  ence in Vienna to.bo. published. Such i.  tho dread inspired abroad by American  professional humor.���������Baltimore American.  Admiral Cervera was right to abandon  tho epaulets of tho admiral for tho toga ot  a senator. Ho may bo a good 6ailor, but  a modern navy is too much for tho limited mechanical genius of Spain.���������St. LouhJ  Globo-Dcmocrat.      .   ,  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  In tho fall is a good timo to set out fruit  trees provided tha location is a good one.  Bo ready to protect tho trees from rabbits as soon as thero has been a hard, killing frost.  In nearly all cases healthy, vigorous  trees are moro free from insect depredations and diseaso than weak plants.  The quince is ono of the best shipping  fruits that can bo grown. It occupies littlo room, for it makes a scrubby growth.  It can. bo propagated by cuttings.  At this time by carefully gathering up  and burning tho dead loaves and branchos  in'tho orchard insect pests and fungoua  diseases may of ton bo held in check.  Blighted leaves or branches on fruit  trees should be cutoff atonco and burned,  otherwise tho disease soon spreads from  branch to'branch, killing as it goes.  In planting out berries of any kind da  not put fresh manure under them, as'it  may heat and burn the roots. Tho bettor  plan is to put tho manure on after the  plants aro set out.  A Superstition  Aboas Lord Minto.  About Lord" Minto, who was governor  general of India from 1S07 to 1813, and  who died soon after his return. Sir Walter  Scott tells the following curious legend:  "It is very odd that the common people  about Minto and the neighborhood will  not believe at this hour���������1825���������that the  first earl is dead They think he had dono  something in India which he could not  answer for���������that tbe houso was rebuilt on  a scale unusually largo to give him a suit  of secret apartments and that ho often  walks about the woods and crags of Minto  at night, with a whito nightcap and long  whito beard. The circumstance of his  having died on the road down to Scotland  is the sole foundation of this absurd legend."  One would have thought that Scott  would have been delighted with such a  capita, story. But no; Scott's reverence  for rank and power stood in the way pf a  duo appreciation even of the "white board  and white nightcap."���������P._change.  "     - SHE GAVE -\ GLASSY STAr.E.  looking very miserable  and  penitent, for  they knew that what  sho  said was true  whon tho'doorbell   rang loudly, and a, few  seconds later  Ruth   Grey walked, in with  .her  last  ncwdoll, Belinda, in "her arms  Sho had taken off  her hat and jacket and  said she had come to  spend  tho day. with  Bella.  Tho poor dolls fell on all sides with  shamo when they saw tho smartly dressed  Belinda, all but Amanda, who sat up  stiffly, and whispered to tho others:  "Mover mind, my dears; we are just as  good as sho is and much smarter whon we  havo bur best clothes on." Even dolls, it  seems, aro troubled with human pridol.  Belinda 'was introduced and gave a  glassy staro at her new acquaintances  thinking they must bo poor, untidy creatures to bo undressed at that timo of tho  day, but sho changed her opinion of them  after Bella had put their last new clothes  on���������in fact, sho hardly knew thorn, so  great a difference did a few feathers and  silks and velvets mako in their appear  ancc. v'  Older peoplo than Bella know how much  fine clothes have to do with making littlo  girls, as well as dollies, look so much  moro beautiful.^ There Is an old saying,  "fine feathers mako fine birds." But  gentleness and politeness aro worth more  than fine clothes.  They all had a most pleasant time together, and beforo they parted, Belinda  and Amanda wore the warmest of friends.  ���������Our Littlo Folks Magazine.  Bold and Sleepy.  The boldness of wolves and coyotes in  tho presence of man is well known. "It  Is not uncommon," saya tho author, of.  '���������Adventures In Mexico," "for theso animals to gnaw tho scraps of a saddle on  which your head is reposing for a pillow."  "Ono night," saya Mr. Buxton, "whilo  encamped on an affluent of the Platto, a  heavy snowstorm falling at the time, 1  lay down in my blanket, after first heaping on tho ilro a vast pile cf wood to burn  till morning.  "In the middle of tho night I was awakened by tho excessive cold, and turning  toward thofiro, which was burning bright,  what was my astonishment to see a large  gray wolf sitting quietly beforo it, his  eyes closed and his head nodding in sheer  drowsiness. I looked at liim for somo moments without disturbing him, and then  closed my eyes and went to sleep, leaving  him to tho quiet enjoyment of the blaze.'  A Letter LeKSon.  C for canary.  Warbling: from his little throat  O'er and o'er again with joy  Some sweet and merry note.  And  .It  C stands for Clara,  ppy little maid.  Eittinff with her pretty pet  In the garden's shade.'  ���������Christian Work.  Ho- to Malte a Paper Kisli Swim.  Cutout of ordinary-paper a fish. In  tho center of tho body must bo a circular  oponiug, communicating with tho tail by  a narrow canal.. Place water in an oblong  vessel and lay tho fish carefully on f_e  water, so that its underside will bo thoroughly wetted, though its upper surface  remains dry.  Pour delicately one or two drops of oil  within the circular opening. The oil will  strive to sproad itself over tho surface of  tho water, but by doing so it can only  travel along {;ho littlo canal that leads to  the tail. By a reactivo effect tho fish will  bo impelled in a direction opposite to that  In which the oil will go. Tho movement;  Will last quite long.���������Kew York Herald.  THIS PEOPLE'S WEAPON  WILL COST  THE SUM OF $3,500.   '  In Richness It Will Eollpse That to Ke  Fresent������cl by the United States to  Admiral Dewey - A Description ot tho  "Weapon and Its Accoutrements ��������� AVill  He I'renented About Chrixtuiiis. "  Winfieid Scott Schlej is to havo for a  Christmas present the 'finest sword over  worn by an American officer, a .token of  his remarkable naval battio off San.m^o  July .1, whon ho buried in tho   water   of  tho Caribbean   Sea    tha  powerful float'that Spain  finest ant! moat  could   soad out  A   Common   Conjplniut.  He���������Yes. she is living under an assumed  name  She���������Horrible i    What is it?  He���������Tho ono sho assumed immediately  after her husband married her.���������Syracuse  Herald.  SWORD FOR ADMIRAL SCHLEY.     ,  from its ports, with tho remarkable loss  of only a single life and not a ship disabled���������a phenomenal battle, second only  in prowess and glory to Dewey's dazzling  feat at Manila. Tho' Admiral's warm  admirer, Colonel MoClure of the Philadelphia Times, started the movement,  and tho fund closed with a total of ������8, -  G17.16 for the "people's sword," Tha  sword which tho TJnitod States will pro-  sent to Dewoy will cost ������3,000; Schley's,  53,500.  A commlttteo of three'prominent business men of Philadelphia made tho'award  to tho design, ono of ninoteen designs  3ubraitted, and .7. E. Caldwell & Co. cf  Philadelphia will havo the honor of making this superb trophy. With the oxcop-  tion of the blade, which will bo of steel  of the finest quality, all the metal work'  on the sword will be entirely of gold of  18 caratb flno.  Tha grip will be covered with fino  Bharkskin bound with gold wire and inlaid witn gold stars. The symbolical  appropriateness of the sharkskin will at  once suggest itself, the shark belonging  distinctively to the sea. Sharkskin, too,  is a decidedly ornamental leather, being  of a beautiful white, and whon used in  combination with gold in decoration  producing a most artistic t effect. The  pommel, tho head of the hilt, will bo set  with a large fire opal, tho luck stone for  October, the month in . which Admiral  Schley was born. Although ono of tho  naost beautiful of precious stonas, tho  opal was for many years shunned as an  omen of ill luck. But while countless  stories aro cited of tho baleful influence  of tho jowel, legendary lore makes this  exception. It has always endowed the  ooal with only boneficient qualities for  tho one whose birthday falls in October.  Superstitious contributors to the fund for  tho people's sword for Schloy, if any such  there be, need havo no fear that tho opal  in the pommel of Admiral Schley's  sword will bring him any bat good  fortune. Besides, the old noem, which is  accepted with unquestioning revoronoo  by dovotees of gem lore, declares.  ,Octobor, opal, triumph.  Triumph shall como with the opal's light,  And tho colors shall herald a well-fought-  fight.     ���������    /  Which authoritative uttorance'proves beyond peradvonture the symbolical appropriateness of the watchful evo' of fiery  opalescence on tho pbhi'mel ofthe hero's-  sword.    r .        '  Thi opal is encirol.d by a.wre-'ith of  closely bound' laurel- les'ivos with lha oaglo  enameled in colors. Tho guard, tho part  of tho hilt which protects rtho, hand, is  enriched with a docovufiivo pattern of cak  leaves and acorns. Tho oak is tho stand-  , ard decoration for rank, Tho termination  of the .guard'   support.,   a   mermaid, the  pdrsonihed spirit of the sea,   offering   up  'the;tributo of victory to tha hero.   ������������������  Tho Koaobard of tho sword now being  executed for Admiral Dowey upon', commission of tho United States Government,  at a cost of 53.000 will he of. thin steol  damascened in,gel!. Tho sou board of th������-  sworti de.-ilgnod for Admiral Schley will  bo entirely in gold. It will bear at .he ���������  top, on tho front, in diamonds of oxqul_-  lto brilliancy, a raisod monogram of   tho  Admiral's initials, W  below tho monogram  miral   Schley's' native  S.S.    Immediately  is  tho seal of Ad-  Rtafce, Maryland,  Multiplica-  with the motto, "Croscito ot  mini."    Tho upper ring for'the /-support-'  ing satrap, ' which   is   delicately .enriched  with laurel and stars, is placed   between  the monogram and tho saal. >  Tho   lower  ring, similarly decorated, is   attached   to-  a   mounting   upon    which    is   inscribed  "Santiago de Cuba, July 3,   1898."    Th������  main portion of thoscabbard'is decorated  with a continuous   encircling   wreath 'of  oak leaves, so. with stars in high "relief. .  Tho terrulo or lower part of the scabbard  is plain, affording an   effective --contrast  to the'enrichrn'onTTaiibve, and   terminates  iu two gold dolphins   entwined   about a  trident, Neptune's scoptor of-tho sea^  Tho sword blade of fine steel will be  damascened in gold with the inscription  on one side, in beautifully-shaded and-  luminous script, "Pr&seuted to Rear Admiral ;\\.ih_cld Scott,Schloy,,as ; a,; token  of admiration of his victory at Santiago^-  July.3, 1898, by the people of Pennsyl-,  ,'vania.".-, On' the other side of ,tho', blado  -will-be dopictbd a view of the harbor of  Santiago with the vessels of war shown  in.panorama, tho Brooklyn, the flagship  of Admiral.Schloy, occupying the, position of prominence  :'���������' Tho buckles, slides, snaps and all the  mountings of the ' belt will bo of solid  gold. The bullion tassel and cmbroidored  belting will bo "of a very, fino quality, ,  especially prepared for the purpose for  which it will-bo used.  In   addition 'to   the   sword    Admiral- ���������  Schley will'be presented with   an- exqui-  sitd   morocco bound    vol sine   which will  contain   the   daily   .acknowledgment   of  contributions   made   in   the   columns of-  tho Times from tho Vory first day.  Shortly beforo Christmas Admiral  Scnley'will be.notifiod that tho sword la '  ready and will bo asked to name a date  for. its presentation. Tho intention is to  have a public coremony in Philadelphia's  largest auditorium. The Admiral will ba  welcomed on behalf ot the State of Pennsylvania by Governor Hastings, Mayor  Warwick will voice Philadelphia's greeting, and the sword will bor presented by  a Philadelphia schoolgirl who has a right  to represent tho men who stood "behind  the guns" in the Santiago battle. Clustered around hor will be half a dozen or  moro of Philadelphia's and Pennsylvania's daughters of the men, to whom  Admiral Schley himself accorded thu  honor of tha conquest of Cervera's   fleet.  The Noise Annoys Papa.   ,  "I think," remarked the fond mother, "that our'little Willy will make a  noise in .tbo world some day."  "I shall have no objection," retorted  little Willy's father, "if it will help  to keep him from howling at night."���������  Judj\   . Hiii. Aiiavreiv, -  Mrs. Grum (looking up' from her  newspaper)���������-I. have?justr been reading  an item . about a man who traded his  dog for another man's wife. '  Old   Grum���������Hohl   Some men don't"  care much for dogs.���������New York Journal.  .  Following; Instruction*.  Mother���������Sattie, dear, you haven't  dusted the  piano very well   this morn-  Hattie���������Well, ma, the teacher told  mo that I must endeavor to cultivate a  light touch.-  One Result.  Mr. Ricketts���������Some scientist.. Bay  that kissing ig dangerous. Do you think  so? ���������..'���������'. :       ���������������������������-,;'  Miss Kittish���������It is likoJy to produco  palpitation of the heart.���������Good Housekeeping. . ��������� ��������� '      , ���������  Money. No  Object.  Briggs���������Higgins says he is going to  eend his wife ������100 a week ;,while she is  away. :  Griggs���������He must belong to the peace  at any price party..   .  . Forced Upon Tlieni.  Mamma���������I wonder why babies insist  upon being rocked? ���������  Papa���������They don't. If they had their  own way, they'd much prefer to lie  etill and howl.���������Town Topics.  Practleui.  "My friend,'' said Mr. StorrnihgtoH  Barnes, "you lack experience in play  writing. Your ideas of construction are  painfully unpractical ���������painfully 80.  Why, there is scarcely five minutes in  the piece that the star isn't on the'  stage."  "But.I���������er���������I thought a star rather  liked that sort of thing."  "Not these days. You must leave  him at least 20-minutes in tho second  act, bo that ho can get around to; tho  bos oflico while the mcno.y is. being  coa_tcd.'( .  r   i  ���������A  ��������� %  i  1  Hi'  1  (ii  m  )i  >i  I  i'l  3i  J,  1.  . \ 'Ji  II -M*fj<d  -"iFf��������� '���������'     ^  *  a- W   J  1-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  WOMAN'S  AIM.  A Louisvillo woman laughed so heartily  in a  theater  that  she went  into convulsions.    Perhaps &he had noticed  that "the  leading lady didn't havo her sunburst wig  . on straight.���������Denver Post. /  "A woman," paid the corn���������fed philoro-  pher,   '-gets mad t at  a "man'i'f ho be i:\vk-"  .ward ' ip .ihakingVloye and gets, madder if  "lie makes, love as if^he had lots of expeci-  encb.''���������jlndianapfilis Journal.^.  In, the anxiety to miss none of the great  acts on tho world's stage  it should not be  t overlooked that a Denver woman threw a  stone at a man and succeeded in knocking  ������ii'his hal.���������Denver Republican.  An   Ohio man was  struggling ,wlth, a  ._, thief, .when  his  sister, ran  toJiis assist-  '   ance, and, striking at the thief with an ax,  'killed her brother.    And yet wo speak of  tho aim - of ^tho-new"woman:���������Hiohmond  Times.  \      ;        PRINTERS'   INK.   -      .-.  Thoro arc 22,000  publications in North  ���������   America which print advertisements.  The aggregate, annual circulation of tho  world's periodicals' is 1:3,000,000,000 and  consumes r< 00,000 tops of paper...      -  ' , t It'is estimated that thero is $150,000,000  spent annually{ in North America1 for  newspaper aud magazine advertisements.  ''    Tho grand total circulation of the pub-  plications' which' print ������������������advertisements' in  . North America amounts to 3,500,000,000.  ��������� The first' English" newspaper >was The  English Mercury, pamphlet shaped", .issued  in Queen Elizabeth's reign. Tho Gazette  of Vonico was tho original model of the  modern newspaper. Tho Acta>-*Diurnn  (Day's* Doings),  published''in'-tho latter  , ,xlays-bf the  Roman empirc^was the Hi-t  "newspaper the world"eyer,!h'ad. T'        .    .  Speed .oi the Bicycle.''  A correspondent of-Tho Scientific American gives this formula for determining  tho speed at which a bicycle is ridden:  Multiply the gear by 10 and divide by  56. Call the result"seconds. The number  of complete revolutions made by, either  pedal in that number of seconds shows tho  rato of miles per hour. Examine���������If your  gear is 81, then 84 multiplied by 10, divided by 56, equals 15, and if either pedal  makes 20 revolutions' in 15 seconds you  aro riding at tho rate of 20, miles to the,  hour. If tho gear is 07.3, then G7.2 multiplied by 10, divided by 50, equals 13, and  20 revolutions made in 12 seconds'equals  SO miles to the'hour/  " TOT YOUR FIRI@EI_  OM YOUR PULSE.  If It is Weak or Irregular don't Hesitate to Start the use of Milb.urn's  Heart and Nerve Pills at once.  A NOVA .SCOTIA FAR!  TELLS  ER  HOW HE WAS CURED   OF SALT  '     '    '       RHEUM".   -' - -.-  With a strong-, steady,  regular pulse  we may expect vigorous health.  TOWN'TOPICS.  When a man   ill  uses his mule in New  Orleans,  ho  is fined' $2o.    Boston lines a  .     man.������10 for beating his wife.���������New York  Times.    . .     i    *-  That tho people of Easton are generous  to a fault is exemplified by the fact that  thoy pay .2 per 1,000 cubic feet for gas.���������  Philadelphia Press. s .    . ".  r  .       The sex of - a  Chicago  burglar was do-'  kirn lined  by  the extra large size of the  footprints. It is'unnccossary'to state what  it was.���������St. Louis Star/'    ,u '    ' '  Eternal vigilance and a few sharp prose;  outions tiro tho prico of clear air for New  '  '  York.    Tho  health' board  has  begun its  ;,' crusndo against -the 'smoko nuisance.    It  '/* should receive the"earncst.\ support pf the  "//-people.���������New York World.", ..,        , }'  ,"   7 .'political quips7  I    I _. , ���������   ���������������������������������������������    ������ -  It  is a parapbraso���������tho colonel or tho  .   tiger.���������Syracuse ITcrald.  Whichever- tickot (Roosevelt or Van  Wyck) wins tho Dutch will take New  Holland.���������New York Tribune.  About all you can say in favor of an  officeholder is that when ho begins he has  the best intentions in the world.���������Atchison Globe. ���������  So far Ohio has had three secretaries of  state in ono administration. And tho  - llrst term administration is not half over.  Cf coarse, if there arc other vacancies, Ohio .  will fill them. Noble state!���������Baltimore  American. \  With a, weak, irregular, intermittent  pulse we can tell at once the'vitality is  low:���������that Dizzyand'Faint Spells, Smothering- and Sinking-Sensations and similar  conditions are bound to ensue.  ,By their action in strengthening- the  heart, toning- the nerves and enriching1,  the blood,   Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pillsrelieve and cure all those distressing-  , conditions just enumerated.  J Mrs.  B.  Croft, residing- on Waterloo  Street, St. John, N. B., says:  " For some time past I, have, suffered  from pallor, weakness and nervous prostration,, I had palpitation and irregular,  beating of the heart so severe as to  cause me great alarm. I was treated  ,,by physicians, but, got no permanent  relict'.      ' .-,  " I am glad to say that from Milburn's  Heart and Nerve' Pills I derived the  first real benefit that "I ever got from  any medicine. , My appetite is improved,  my,entire system toned up, and I can do  no less than cheerfully recommend these  pills to all requiring1 a reliable heart and  nerve tonic."  Miss Mary E. .ticks, South Bay, Ont., says  . Laxa-Livcr Pills cured tier of Sick Headache,  from which she hud suffered for a year.    ;  ____&������___!**������.*$ J I  Sk  0_3S2_l_D_S_ffi-IH^__-_t    >By!  MAIN   ST.,   \VJL-V_S*IP__0, ,  Next door to 1������. O.  40  SNAPS fig GASH.  Household Safes, small skr.a,   -   -   $12.Oft  Household Safes, largo hiko,      -   -      IJO.OO  Just the thing for a Christmas present -Both  usefuland ornamental.  Merchants' Safe3, all sizes and prices; on  c:sy terras or cash. Como and seo them or  wrjte for quotations. Special prices during  November mid December.  /^>*^^A*VVV^^VtyV^,V*A^VVVWVAAA^V^V*v*V^  AND  CAN BE  OBTAINED  BY THE  if  USE OF  His Fingers,"Hands'and Wrists viere a Itfass  ot Crack * and Sores, by Reason of winch  He was Unable, to Work.  To (he Brlitor oi  the Enterprise:    ,       " ���������,'  I have  read  from -week to  week  in  your   paper,   testimonials   i'rom  those  vvrho have been cured through using Dr.  'Williams' Pink'Pills, and as 1 luue experienced mucli benefit .from tlie nso of  that medicine. I believe it' my dutj; to  let others know   they   dan  be relieved  from  a very   painfnl ��������� maV.uly.    fI  i m  now 75, years, of tage, and  am at the  present' time, and iii fact   ever sine j I  took  a course' of- Dr. Williams' 'Pink  Pills    about ' two  .years    ago,    have  been   enjoying;  excellent health.    Before  that   time  I ;had*b()oii ailing'for  some  mouths,   finally  I was   attacked  with salt'rhenm; which came ont mostly  on my hands.    It was not-long after its  first appearance before  I was unable to  do any .work at all with my hands.   'I  resorted to all the domestic cures I could  hear of,   but   the  disease   kept on its  coxu'se, getting.worse* and-' worse,' until  the palrns of my. hands andi my fingers'  we're a mass of 'cracks,  open sores and  hideous  scabs.,. I . then, 'got medicine  from the doctor, which I used for several weeks, witha_o'-1_enent whatever���������  my hands still, becoming more and more  crippled with tho "disease.''   My general  health/ too,, tit this time'was poor and,I  got  discouraged  altogether,   believing  there was'no'help for "the terrible complaint   that rwas  gradtially^ spreading  over- my ' hands   and ' upn nly wrists towards my arms/  -It, happened pno'-day  in conversation with  an   acquaintance  that *' Dr?* Williams'''Pink  Pills " wore  mentioned^ in,..connection  with,  sonic  other case in the  neighborhood, and  it  was suggested that I -try  them for salt  rheum.    I had  not  much faith .in the  trial/'bn. concluded to   get' a box  and  see what good they might do.   .To yiiiy  great   delight, after*, using   the, box -I  found an imi.rovement in tho condition  of my hands, and I got six boxes more*.  I did not use' all  these, for before they-  were gone the disease<had vanished and  my hands were as sound,  as ever.    The  new skiii came'on as  smooth'and fresh  asMf'nothing had been the matter.    I  took no other medicine while using the  pills and the whole praise of the cure'is  due  to ,them.    My general,,health was  also greatly benefitted "by their use an'Jl  I attended to   my work with - more' energy and in-better  spirits   than I-������had  done for  a number   of   years.    I have  been,in excellent^health. ever since, for a  m_iii"bf   iuy years, rind lio^sj'gii of-sal't  rhcuin, lias since appeared. _ .Tho, box or  two of Pink Pills which  I lef t unused  were  taken  by niy-wfic'and   did'.her  much good.    I cannot l speak too .highly'  of   Dr.   Williams''Pink  Pills and "am  pleased ,to   give, my testimony to their  merit, hoping others may tliercby be in'-  .duced   to, use them in  cases like my  own,-      ���������   ' HENJRST CHESLEY.''  Tho editor of> the'Enterprise can add  that -Mr..Chcsley is' a representative  farmer living about _ three .miles from  the town of Bridgowatcr/'N.'&.y and tlie  utmost reliance can be placed on his  statement.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pill.1-* create new  blood and in this-1 way ' drive'disease  from the system A fair trial will convince the .most skeptical. . Sol'd only- ru  boxes tho wrapper around which boars  the _'ull 'trade' mark '-'Dr.. Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale Pecfjplc." If' your  dealer does not havo them they .will-bo  scut post paid-at 50 cents a- box or six  boxes lor i$2.50 by addressing tho Dr..  Williams' Medicine ' Oo.,' BrbekVillcy  Ont. . .     ''  ?$<c<g'$<<E<5'-<S<*������������<<c<S<ri<5<S<5<<c<������<c<CK  V*/  V  yr  .V  -V  V  V  .V  v  v.  viz  i^V -  '   V  V  V  vy  vy  yy  v  THE  CHILDREN.  Don't scold  the little ones if  the bed is wet,  in the morning.  It isn't the child's fault. Weak  kidneys need strengthening���������  that's all. You can't affoi.i to  risk delay. Neglect may ei.tail  a lifetime.of suffering.  Do/ins Kidney Pills  Strengthen the Kidneys and  '���������Bladder, then all trouble  ceases.  Mr.1" John Carson, employed at  M." S. Bradt & Co.'s store, Hamilton, Ont.,,says :  " My little boy seven yea.3 of ngo  has been troubled with his kidneys  since birth and .could not hold his  water. We spent hundreds of dollars doctoring and tried many different remedies, but they were of no  avail. One box of Doan's Kidney  -Pills completely cured him."  *{/  vy  v  V  w-  V  V  V,  V,  sy  vy  v  vy  v  vy  w  vy.  v  vy  vy  vy  vy  vy  v  vy  vy  vy  vy  vy  a  .   O PURITY       u ,__  AXV QUALMrr."  And these are the ..things .that .,are  AJjWAYS present in.OTJB. GOODS aad  in nothing arc tht?y more evident than  iii 'our1  ' '   " '   -     '    ���������     ,   '''"* *"'  <* .-  .    ar.  * * ���������* \ -   u      t, _  Health Coffey  AND.  White Stail  .������vA'r  THE DYSON GIBSON! CO.  It's the tannin in most teas which* plays the mischief with  'iisyperfe'cb purity:   Its ripe  flavor ,andr mellpw , richness^  j: are'refreshing wheiv Monsoon Tea is   coX$~ cos* iuheti Hot  <'tfj'07?z the.pot.       . \   ' ' "H ' ,c ���������   **���������'" ���������''���������*. :"*���������'���������' ���������* ������������������ ��������� "-  ���������M$%Z  BOVRIL  a, condensed food, capable of.pr������3erv-  t ^ y "*��������� *���������  ing physical strength r -.  '        '    ��������� ,'���������'"'' *.j   ��������� i'-*i  ;    Through Any Physical Strain   l ';.  j And is equally valuable to thoso ��������� re^uiiv    ���������  ,   ���������    -u , mgto/use     v    ;(     ���������;.,^.' ���������  GREAT. MENTAL .STRAIN^  ,'      It has no eq.ua 1 for giving ,   '   \ -'���������  Strength to the InvaHd  And   it  will'agree   with>. the< Veak^c  stomachs.    Get it frem yoar drug-  ���������   ist or grocer and tes.  its value.  _S_5  ������ -���������'���������'  -������k ' ^-^BHI  Among the Spring Samples  i . -,.���������-'��������� -  j Onr Travelers show arc the Largoat Eange and Best Valuo in        '       "("  !   COLORED SHIRTS AND BALBRIGGAH UNDERWEAR  Ihat vou   will peo.  WHOLESALE   .MENS'    FURNISHERS,  wi:v:>rir__ft.  & 00.,  mim  _ae  'DR. SANDEN'8 ELECTRIC BELT.f   . _ |  To raon sufibring,/ from any Weakness I have a little <  book which is sent sealed, Free.    Every young;,  ':::y     'i;'- _niddls-aged and old- man' should read- ^   .  ���������'-"< '���������' "���������';..:'...'' .���������.-.-.���������..���������.it;'.-.-Address..:; ������������������ 1'',.'::  "What a lovely new coiffure Miss  Old timer has. Where * did she get ,the  style ? " " That comes with the 'hair.''  ���������Cleveland Plain. Dealer.  Some machines have automatic at-'  taohments and some have sheriff's attachments.  TO CUKE A COLjI) IN   ONE DAY.  Take Laxative Bro.no Quinine Tablets. All  druggists ret and the money if it fails to ouru,  25c. ���������: .'' :���������"���������..���������������������������.'   ��������� ':--.i .:;.>'���������' ������������������.'  :.  ^_^  *w3-  xnaEVS.  V. ^iii2 ST. JAlWSteS' .ST., IVlp^TKEAL.   [ '   "^  _.    ���������:.���������'���������       :���������<:    'i'.-.' -���������'"    ������������������.;'���������'        ;"���������������������������'��������� ���������:''"��������� '���������..���������..-.���������;. %  Oi  iorless  Earn this valuable Watch," Chain and Charm, by sailing twenty TOD������>~  Scarf Fins, at 15 cents each. Send your address and we forwartlt-c  Pins and our Premium List, postpaid. No man������y required. These Pins  will almost sell themselves,;for the Topaz has all the brilliance nt khe bast  diamonds, and has never before bean offered at anything l_c������ this prise. _Pkc  Watch i<; neat in app.aranc., thorouKhly weU made, aad fuMy j;ua������aJU������cd.  Unsold Pins may be returned.    Mention this paper when writing. ^j  _t ������������������������������������^-*"v ������������������;. 'THE GEM PIN CO., FMehold St_Udrng, Toponto. Ont  _���������������������������B���������-i     IU-     I        L1_L        L.l-HU .;���������������.'..!  'Jft   Awarded Diplomas at Toroii-  ^  ���������v  ���������".       -<H to.  London and Other'        \V  .        %    "        Exhibitions, 1898.    \       $  IS AtRiEADY REVOLUTIONIZING f HE  SAMif ARY CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY.  Is/.-dapted to Private Residences, .Public Buildings, Hotels, School. Houses and Sum-  rner; Resorts, Can ."be pjaccd in attic or cellar, bath room or outside kitchen, or in  any pi^cc/where there is a irlue or chimn_y. The price being low places it'within  rfeach.of Sail.' A post card will secure lliustrated Pamphlet.    Address  ' ��������� ���������.  THE QDORtfeSS<GKE_IATORY CLOSET and  GrENERAT. HEATrNGCO., IjTMITED, Hamilton, Ontario.     &  *������������������������������������ s;'- ���������      v /v.--1-..:,.:���������������������������������������������'������������������:���������."���������' -:--v ,'-... . i  ff  &A/  i.  & \  s  ������������������-������'-J-44-*w���������tiifciw* *T*"- <   /*~"   -.t-r *-.-('������-<*-"  * *r--i  a, ���������"-.(* /���������m���������.-** ���������tf"  *���������* >,v*  !  Pi  It  K  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS,  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  Mary E, Bkmett Editor,  8mlacribar* fuli-R to receive Tn  View* r������gul-rly will coafer ������ favor by noti-  lying the Offfoo,  ������ The eelpmjui of T������* N*W8 are open to all  who w.������J_ to cgpreu therein riewa on matter* of public  interest,  While ire do not bo)4 oaraelraa i-Mpoaii-  bio for the nttfr������������ee������ of oorrespoodenca' v������  ereaerve tbe right of doelinina to insert  commnntc-tiooa anDcoeawrily personally,  ^^T When writing communications to  tbi$ paper, WRITE ON ONE sipe ONLY of  piptr used.    Printers pp NOT turn copy,  pwwk-wpw���������i    ���������       ������������������ ��������� - ��������� ',~"   ���������   ��������� ������������������������   * *     ���������   ��������� ' ������������������������������������������������������-   ���������������  MT Advertisers who want their a4  ������ba������g������4, should get eopy iu by  12 a.jR. day before iaaue.  "Terms of subscription.  ONE YEAR. $2.06  THREE MONTHS. jo  PER MONTH .20  SINGLE    COPY     F.v* Cents.  Saturpav,   ArHih   22p, 1899,  ���������W-jBj-.i_.HM i'i if -1m ii 1  ii ���������1    '���������'!���������������������������  11 *��������� ��������� '��������������� ���������������'  The fortunate possessors of flower  gardens and' conservatories will  have an opportunity of piecing  (heir floral beauties on exhibition  at the coming Flower Show in July.  The Agricultural Socio:7 having  paid Cumberland the compHment  of holding the show here, it is to be  hoped tha success will be such as to  insure making such a pleasing exhibition an annual affair.  , The Teacher*' Institute took a  step in the right direction when it |  recommended a revision of the, list  of prescribed school books. It  would be pretty hard to discover  two more out-of-date and worthless  texts than those prescribed for  junior geography and grammar.  The, parrot-like method of question  find answer followed in the former  "V  Ji enough tp try .the, nerves of both  teacher and pupils.  the rebellious maw of the innocent  sufferer ever touch at one point of  his life's core? So they educate in  the sense of leading out the powers  of the child; in the sense of inspir-  ing and developing those God-given  faculties which the child possesses  and which are intended should  raise him to the highest level of  virtue, truth and justice? It is  enough to give us pause, to make  us stop and question, to cause us to  think on this greatest, shall we say  only, problem of of the educational  world. The greatest problem of  education is how best to place instinct and passion under the control of reason and conscience, of  higher motive and tastes, that men  may learn ' to find their pleasure  and their "happiness in doing what  brings health, knowledge, and virtue. '  ,   Bishop Spalding goes on to say,  ''Man is not born,  he is made by  education���������by the education he receives and   by  the   education he  gives himself.    Imagination  rules  our life.    It creates   the   ideals by  ( which we live; from point to point  it beckons us on to the unattained.  Over   vulgar   reality   it   throws a  mystic veil; it draws the' charmed  circle wherein'move friendship, love  I and   freedom.    It blows the trumpet of honor and fame; it leads the  way to glorious death."���������Canadian  Teacher.  The partition of China is evidently not far off. The government  of that country takes no pains to  keep in the good graces pf Great  Britain���������the only nation that  mi^ht prove a friend in need���������and  little by little the Celestial Empire  will fall a prey to the great powers.  We have received the flr������t number of the Mt. Pleasant Advocate,  a four page weekly published by  Mr. Whitney, late of The News.  The Advocate presents a very neat  and attractive appearance, and is  evidently well patronised in the  advertising line,  Press and Printer has the follow-  ing sage advice, founded on experi-  ence, to give regarding the univer-  sally interestirgsubject,advertising:  " 'Advertising   don't'  pay,'    some  pe ������p!e say, yet the mo3t successful  firms are always tbe large advertisers.    There is a way of advertising  that don't pay, and it  is to place  an   advertisement   in a paper   because it has a  cheaper rate than  some other, while the rate paid to  the first paper is  high even at the  best, judging from results coming  in, if any at all.    Judicious advertising always pays, and that paper  is  the cheapest which brings  the  be-t best results, no matter what its  rate may be.".  AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY,  A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Comox Agricultural  Society was held on the evening of  April 4th.  Owing to the illness of the secretary Mr. W_n. Duncan, Mr. Lan-  dells was appointed , secretary pro  tern.  Letters were read from the following gentlemen offering prizes for  the Fall Fair: E. G. Prior & Co,,  W. W. B. Mclnnes, M.P., and  Brackman & Kerr.  It was decided to hold the Fall  Fair oh Sept. 21st.  The following committees '. were  appointed:  Printing.���������J. Halliday, T. Williams, J. J. R. Miller, President  of the Secretary.   ;���������  Hall Committee.���������Messrs. C.  Bridges, J. Halliday, T. Williams,  J. Cairns and A. Ledingaam.  YabD; Committee.���������Messrs. A.  Urquhart, H. Stewart, A^ McMillan, and W. R. Robb.  I  Gate. Committee.���������Messrs. J.  MePbee, W. Grieve, J. Mundell,  and S. Piercy.  Sports Committee.���������Dr. Millard,  W. McPhee, O. H. Fechner, J. Rce,  G. Roe, and J. Bennett.  It was decided to hold a Flower  Show at" Cumberland, July 20.u,  and the following were appointed  a General Committee: J. Miller,  J. Halliday, C. Bridges, L. Mounce,,  F. Little, ������. Searie and Miss  Bissett.:'  Gordon Murdoek,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  HOLY TRINITY  CHURCH.  The'financial statement of Trinity Church for the year ending  Easter 1899 is as follows:  RECEIPTS.  Balance on hand Easter'98 $ 15.75  Envelope collection   245.50  Loose collections   132.30  Miss Bertram's concert    41.35  EDUCATION.  "Whether it be beautiful scenery,  or noble monuments, or venerable  ruins, or painting, or sculpture, or  music, or books, or contact with life,  things presented to us educate us  only inasmuch as we react upon  them," This sentence, from 'Things  of the Mind," Bishop Spalding's  latest volume, has taken hold upon us, as all his chapters, pages  and sentences do,  Teacher, do you ever think how  little, how very little work of the  school touches the life of the child?  Is not school life a mere humdrum  and routine of school duties: odious  to the truly sensitive and inquiring  child������mind, and barely tole-ated  by that less impressible and more  apathetic nature? Do all the  Problems (those wonderful inventions of modern educators), all the  parsing, the list of capes and capitals, the dates, and the undigested  definition^ which are crowded into  A LOST CHORD.  by Adelaide Anne Pkoctob.  Seated!one day at the. organ,  I was weary and ill'at ease,  And my fingers wandered' idly  Over the noisy keys.  ������������������     \ :  I do not know what I was play- \  ing,   A  Or what I was, dreaming then ;  But I struck one jchord of music,  Like the sound of a great Amen.  It flooded the crimson twilight,  Like the close of an Angel's  Psalm,  And it lay on my fevered spirit  With a touch of infinite calm.  It quieted pain and sorrow,  Like love overcoming strife ;  It seemed the harmonious echo  From our discordant life.  It linked all perplexed meaning*  Into one perfect peice,  And trembled away into silence  As if it were loth to cease.  I have sought, but I ssek it vainly  That one lost chord divine,  Which came from the soul of  the organ, (  And entered into mine.  It may be that death's bright  angel  Will speak in that chord again,  It may be that only in Heaven  IrShall hear that grand Amen.  Total receipts $434.90  EXPENDITURE.  P, B. &. L.  Association.... $144.00  General expenses 253.94  Balance on hand     36.96  Total   $434.90  Added to the cash on hand there  are assets consisting of $39.25 due  on envelope subscription and $25  subscribed by the Lord Bishop,  making a net total of $102.21.  At the last meeting of the Church  members the wardens of tho previous year were re-elected. A committee was appointed to see to the  formation of a choir. A committee  of ladies has undertaken to attend  to other affairs of the church.  The thanks of the congregation  are due to Miss Bertram, for her  real and untiring efforts in behalf  of Holy Trinity. That lady's concerts have always proved successful  and it is needless to say that any  entertainment under her management will be a success. Miss Bertram has been organist of the  church almost since it started.  ������������������������������������������������������__���������H^wa���������-������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������n������������������������������������������������������  NOW READY  WILLIAMS B. C. DIRECTORY  ^rFor 1899���������  PUBLISHED ANNUALLY  The Largest and Most Complete  Directory yet published fer British  Columbia.  Contains over 1000 pages of all  the latest   information.  PRICE   $5.00  To be obtauned'direct from the Director?  Offices, Victoria, tbe Agents, or P. O.  Box 485, Victoria, B. C.  B LAC K SM It H IN G  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired.  OOUETINJAY  Directory.  COTJKTENAT JECOUSB,   A.  H.   Mc-  Oallwm, Proprietor.  OEOBGE   B.    LEIOHTOlf,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT A SOX.    ;_  ^ .             . , '  ^ '    '   MORTGAGE SALE.  Under and by virtue of the, power  of sale contained in a   certain  mortgage dated the 14th Nov-  -     ember, 1895,   duly   registered  in the Land .Registry Office,  Victoria, B. C. in Charge book;  vol. 14, Fol. 124,  No. 1038 A.  ' The following property will be .  offered for sale by tender,   viz:  The west half of  Lot   10,   in  Block 10, City of Cumberland.  Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and posted  to   him  will be received   up to noon of  the 1st May 1899, for the pur-  , chase of   this   property.   The  ���������- title deeds may   be   inspected  .   and further information received by applying at  the office of  the undersigned.   The highest  dr. any tender. not   necessarily  t accepted.  L. P. Eckstein.  Whitney Block, Cumberland, B. C.  solicitor for the.mortgagees.  Dated April 21, 1898.  NOTICE  ��������� Any person er persons destroying or {  withholding the kegs and barrels ef the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai- ���������  mo, will be prosecuted.    A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading  to  conviction.   -  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  PRIZE OFFER.  In order to give those who lost  time during the Easter Holidays  an opportunity to compete for the  $5.00 in gold offered by The News  for the best essay oh the Duke of  Wellington, we have decided to extend the time for handing in essays  to April 25th.  ������  Sarnuel J. Piercy  Milk, Butter, Eggs, and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  o  .0  o  o  o  O I am  prepared   to  q furnish Stylish Rigs  O and do Teaming at  O reasonable rates.  gD. KILPATRICK.  o  o  O'  o  o  o  o  o  Cumberland o  ooooooooo oooooooooo  _____^_____________j___.  Espmalt I Nanaimo. By.  Steamship City of Namaimo will sail as  follow!, calling at way porta aa1 freight and  puaengers may offer. ''���������"���������,  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  >  Tuesday 7 a.m.  1'    Nanaimo for Comox,,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo        . .  Friday 8 a.m  '     Nanaimo for Victoria,  ' Saturday 7 a.m. ���������  . OB Freight tickets  and State-  roo     apply on board,  GEO. I*. COURTNEY,  Traffice Manager. '  4  I- ii  i*  I  0. H. FECHNER,  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. Amuni-  tion and Sporting  Goods of all descriptions.  Cumberland,      B. C.  WE ARE PREPARED  TO TURN OUT EVERY ?  THING IN THE LINE  OF JOB PRINTING TO  PLEASE THE EYE AND  SUIT THE TASTE AT  REASONABLE    PRICES  '11  Under false colours.  Some Mackay stitched shoes are made  to imitate Goodyear Welts.  They have a "dummy welt" on the  outer edge of the sole, and a false insole  covering the stitches under the foot:  But no matter how skillful the deception  to the eye% the effect upon the feet soon  shows it up.  Any shoe stitched under the  foot must form hard and callous  spots on it, as soon as the leather  wears away and the stitches form  elevations under pressure.  The sole of the Goodyear Welted  "Slater Shoe" is sewn to a strip  of leather outside the shoe^���������not a  stitch or peg being under the foot.  Bach pair remains six days on SH������������i um.  the last to take the streleh out of the d*r ikt/ttt  leather, moulding it to keep the    dUtt-  niceties which constitute fit and comfort.  You'll know that it's genuine Goodyear  Welt if stamped on the sole with the  "Slater Shoe" name and price, $3.50, $4.50,  or $5.50. A tag on each pair tells the Uatker  it is made of���������the wear it will give.  /  Simon Leiser, Sole Local Agent.  er.. I*  yfffi^*ftw.i>w<.'l<Hi    ^^V  V"    .V-     ,'���������  %1  MR.  DOOLEY'S    PATRIOTISM  IS DEAD.  ,  1>  )i  f)  Lv.  I'  R  P-  <(  Tis    sthrange , I've    calmed  down sine th' war," said Mr. Dooley.    "Whin I think iv th* gaby   I  made iv meself   dancin'   ar-round  an'   hurooin' whiniver I, heerd   iv  Rosenfelt's charge again  Sandago,  me blood, r-runs cold with   shame.  I look ar-round me  now,   ah'   all  there is to cheer me is   Miles', gallant charge again' ' th' embammed  beef   an'   Alger's   gallant  charge  again' Miles' an' th' gas company  chargin' us all, th' pure an' th' im-  ,   pure alike. ,  ~ -     'I hear iv th' fighting in tn th'  Ph'lippesns, anr it  don't   inthrest  me no more thin if, I   was  an   ol'  ,   Carl dcharz, an' I aint. '��������� I'm an ol'  Dooley,   an'   that's   different.    ' I  don't giva r-rush whither   th'   Cu-  bianB get their hardly earned money or not. < An' whin I see th'   ar/  my Board trampin'   ar-round   th'  .   stock yards   thryin'   to   find   out  now what the Ar-rmy   Board   was  last summer.    I'm willin' to   take  Phil Ar-rmours'wurriid frit  that  th' Porterhouse steak an' mushar*  oons th'   sojers et  disagreed   with  *��������� \  thim because they were used to rye  ,;; bread an' herrin'. Did ye iver set  up late at night an' come down in  the morhin' feelin' a, taste in your  mouth like a closed sthreet car, on  a r-rainy day ? That's th' way I  feel. Was I dhrunk durin' th'  war?  "Ye need a pill," said Mr.   Hen-  riessy.    "What ails ye ?  "I'ye had a letter fr'm   me ;riev-  ' vew Terry. [ A good lad . is ,Terry,  ah'th'Wy   I've"  threatened   him  since th'war: is   scand'lous.     He  was a gin'ril when   I   he'erd   fr'm  him befure.    Thin as things quieted down I rejuced him  to   colonel.  He was a sergeant whin th'   treaty  iv pare was signed, an' now he's in  th' ranks again���������a private,  full of  iv canned beef, an' actin' potisman,  an' I've no more inthrest. in   what  he says thin if he was down be Cologne street wurrukin' in   a wather  pipe extinsion gang.  "Here's th' letter.    Th' b'y says  he:      "They'se   two parties   down  here' an' they're divided like   they  are in your counthry be th' money  question.    Both is for naytion honor   an'   sound   money,   but   wan  wants more honor an' less  money,  an' th' other wants more money an'  less honor.    The Naytional Assim-  bly w'u'd be satisfied if   they   was  enough honor to keep th' wolf fr'm  the dure, an' me' oV   fri'nd Gomez  he wants iverybody in his   ar-rmy'  to have a  lot   iv   honor   an'   jus'  enough momy f'r to use it properly  I'm with the Naytional Assimbly.  "I am inthrested in  the   money  question, an' I'd  like   to   ask  ye  c'u'd ye sind me down twinty   dollars f'r th' binifit Jv  th' polisman's  Binivilent Association.     If I don't  J get   some money  pretty soon,   I'll  have to j'n th' Cubian   ar-rmy.   I  think I'll do  it   annyhow.    I vary  bright young man down here is j'in  in'.    Me fri'nd Moses is a   Colonel  an' he's been fightin'   an'   bieedin'  f'r his counthry iver since th' Commissioners come over here.  " 'Anny number iv men have  give up thrades an' left their  wives an' childhre an' marched  to  th' fr-ont to be r-ready f'r th' paymaster. Th', patrite business is th'  only payin' busines on th' island.  If a man'd had a little money put  bytwo years ago, an' gone into it, <  he'd be r-rich to-day. Ivery common sojer will get wan hundhred  thousand dollars. Gin'rals is quoted steady at th' advance. Th'  Naytional Assimbly is bullin' th'  market hard, All ye have to do is  to go up to the threasureran' cash  in ye're certificates iv, paythritism.  I think I wint into the wr-rong ar-  rmy.    Yours truly, Terrence. .  REMARKABLE EXAMPLE  OLD AGE.  OF  Anybody purchasing the celebrated "Washburn Mandolin" will re-  ceive instruction on that instrument free of charge. For sale by  Chas. Segrave, local agent, News  Office, Cumberland, B. C."  MORTGAGE SALE.  Under and by virtue of the powers  of sale contained in certain  mortgages duly registered in  the Land Registry Office at  Victoria, B. C, and numbered  572 D and 695 D respectively,  the following property will be  " offered for sale by tender; viz:  the east half of Lot 10 in Block  10, City of Cumberland.  Tenders addressed to the undersigned and posted to him  will be received up to noon of  the 1st May, 1899, for the purchase of this property. The  title deeds may be inspected  and further information received by applying at the office of  the undersigned. The highest  or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  L. P. Eckstein,  Whitney Block, Cumberland, B. C.  solicitor for the mortgagees.  Dated April 21, 1899.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  .the evening.   "Rev/J.   X. Wii.lemar,  rector. -.���������.--  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth  League meets at the close of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meet*, at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C. Dodds, pastor.  Probably the   most  remarkable  example of old age is furnished   by  Thomas Parr, of   England.   "The  old, old, very old man,"   as   John  Taylor calls him.     When 80 years  of age Parr married his first   wife,  by whom he had one son and   one  daughter.    About this time he was  in the prime of his. vigour of mind  and and body.    When   Parr   was  412 years of age his first wife died  arid ten years later he   married   a  second wife.    For, 30 , years   afterwards he lived the life of a husband  man.    At,the oge of 130 years Parr  used to thresh out the corn on  the  barn floor and he lived the simple  and abstemious life of a small   farmer.   At length the   fame  of   the  wonder ful old man   reached ��������� the  ears tf the second earl of Arundel,  who brought Parr in   a   litter   by  easy stages to London in September, 1635.    The wonderful vitality  of the old man was the marvel   of  the age.    He was presented to the  king and afterwards  exhibited   at  the Queen's Head on the Strand.  All these changes, however, had  an injurious effect .on his health.  He missed the invigorating air of  his native Shropshire, and the constitution which years seemed pow-  erless to .affect, gave way before the  noise and excitement of London,  and a superabundance of rich diet,  of which Parr partook with his  characteristic indifference .to con*  sequences. .  . The. old man died in November,  1635, aged 152, and was buried in  Westminster Abbey, where ,an inscription records the chief circumt  stances of his remarkable life, and  mentions the fact that he lived  the reigns of ten monarchs.  The Cumberland Hews  has an extensive circulation, not only  throughout Comox District but all over  the Dominion. We have subscribers in  all the large cities of Canada, and can  thus offer patrons  A   first-class  Mediant..  Qiir rates  are moderate  ..GIVE US..  a Trial  ~i>  in  /Subscription  $2.00  j". _R/, _m:cIj  General Teaming Powdei  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  WHANGDOODLE is a slang  term for an imaginary, nondescript  creature. One who pounds a pulpit, a ranter, is also called a whang*  doodle.  INSURANCE.  I am agent for the following reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire. ,  Jambs Abrams.  _PS^03r_3SSIO_^_AJE__,  . . L. P. Eckstein . . .  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  CUMBERLAND, B.    C.  YARWOOD &   YOUNG.  BARKLSTEKS and SOLICITOUS  C.rner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Offick, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.  its  1  ���������so.'  Society     Cards  Hiram Lo&ge No 14 A.F .& A.M.B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland Encampment  No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays of  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Whyte, Scribe.  ���������������__���������_���������_���������_������������������__n_n__rn___ni_n--_-  I    O    O.    F.  Union Lodge, No. 11, meets ever>  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  A atndtat who had been imbibing a little  freely, was aeked by Prof. H������������������-to compare "hot." He geve the following original, if rather aartUag answer: "Hot,"  (a pavae,) "damn hot," (sensation,) "hot as  hell," (climax.)  COMPOSITION ON NELSON.  1 r  ������ 1  Nelson was a admiral he was a  grate admiral. He lost a eye and  a shoulder and a heart, then the  French men were all after him and  he couldn't see and he said kiss me  Hardy. And his ship is in a dry  dock in England in which he was  killed suddenly. Then the French  ship  hit him with a signal, but he  won the battle  after he died.   And  1.. .  he said England spects every man  to do his duty.  Just Received  One, world renowned,  "Stewart"  banjo; one "Columbia" guitar.  Terms reasonable.  Chas. Segbave.  year.  "THE NEWS" IS INDEPENDENT ENOUGH TO SAY:  WHAT IT BELIEVES TO BE  RIGHT EVERY TIME, AND  ITS COLUMNS ARE OPEN TO  ALL CORRESPONDENTS, WHO  FEEL LIKE DOING THE SAME*  Equal rights for all.   Special priv*  ileges for none.  Job Printing  We have a good job  plant and good printers,  and we are prepared to  do neat and attractive  work in  SHORT ORDER.  TREES  FRUIT and  OBKAMBNTAL  Bulbs, Roses,. Hollies, Rhodoendroae, ate.,  fer spring plant tux. Thousands growing on  my own grounds. Most complete stock ia  the province. New o&t&legue now ready.  Call or address M. J. HEN BY, 604 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B. C.  PURE  MILK  delivered by me daily ia Cumberland and  Uniun.    A share of patronage is solicited.  JAMES REID.  FOR    SALE.  A set of Chambers'  Encyclopedia: consisting of eight  volumes bound in cloth. This set  can not be duplicated at double the  price. Call at this office and ex-  amine them.  We wont do Job  Work for nothing.  That's not what  The News is here  for* But  rantee  we gua It"  ���������   J^1S>'X*M.A%B,<rt^(,VJ''  .'*-���������_,��������� ���������*������_.���������-*<������  rr  1  R  I'd  WOMAN AND HOME.  CHICAGO WOMEN WHO ARE UNADULTERATED  SOCi^-.pEiViOCRATS.  i\a 'Other*'See  Vh���������W.o������ti_xi'.s  fl^rotiira  ,,!������  r���������TltIesi,I',!>-";..;n mnri-iei. Wo-  I)JnVrent "Firei!  '������  ���������.jiie-n*;-���������TuT-niiisri  Over'-' a"  _ffew' Ceaf.  and  ,m>\y>i&v  all commert-vnf  Chicago society is tho most democratic  fociuty ii. tho world. "Social democracy"  ?f 1 ho real and unadultovatcd kind, tho  rariety often talked and written about,  but comparatively seldom practiced, may  ho  met with   in   many Oh tango homos���������  _ _iich homes as thoso of Mn. Charles  'Blatcfi-ordf _tlrs. Bayard Uolniov -J)v.  Julia Holmes Smith and Mrs. J^ydia Avery  Ooonley-.Ward. Thero are homos in Chi-  'oaKO, too, 'bcautifiil, t-ultururi, -artistic  homes, ami jjlenty of then:, whero the invited guest is jiiat hi lilcoly to meet with  . the blacksmith who periodically.shoes hi������  fn-fc trotter or his buggy horse, t'he sweetheart of the man who.atcend.s to his plumb-  , ing or a domestic from her 'own household  hs with a world famous" musician or tho  doctor whoso wonderful skill in healing  lias caused two continents io ring with his  naiiio. ��������� r'-  The man who chats easily with yon  whon the doors of those pleasant anil democratic homes are thrown open for social  entertainment may be a, skilled mechanic  or an unskilled professor of ancient mythology, but this lY.ct is not brought up'in  casual conversation. The woman who  si is "at'.t ho'^bthpf'onct of>' thov spfa/inajvhav).,;  beenj"' perhiipjs',* i_o\y,'. is, empioyqd ;in'- the*,*;  name'household  in son.6"' domes'tic cinpac-  1 'ity, due nobody thinks any the Jess of her  for that. _sobody knows anything about  it as a matter of fact, for in these homos  it is the mail Tor ?t].o'wdnian,w_bW.:Wu_K*  Averted all tho other women,  life is a burden 10 mo. It  pith the bed sheets. v She keeps herself in  a perfect fever lest I shoeid 'lnpp'c?!i'*to  change theiu. Sho doesn't want tho under  sheet  placed  for tho  unner one, and .she  * ***** ������>v    ������������������rf_L**T ���������  talks-'as if hemervdus;system neves: Woii!*:  recoverJtf-,fcy any;ch_toc_ I shqulfl turn  fhem,-upside clown���������-'that i'3,'Hiirh triom  ���������river soithat tbe side she slept on Just night  9011105 .jjojnight,, against the'* ma������t/res?r#"or  blanket? -Sho'says 'that \vouldAb&un<.l_au-  ly and so, of course, unheahhful. If she  is in the room when I am doing her work,  she'stauds over me to,see that tho^e .sheets  aro unchanged, and if she isiiM; snro she  marVa them with v. ooncil  so she mav be  .mre cthey aro put.. on right. Phe talks  'physical .culture' and'woman ^s rights,'  'ote.-,' by the hour to the other women and  has "got them all converted to her ���������sheet  fad.1 ��������� Now, I wouldn't say a word'if X  hadn't found out" for! certain'sure that shes  'strains at gnats and swallows eameK'  "For instance, sho  has got a cabinet:of  rare china in her room which .she never allows ' me  to .touch.    She, takes enre of it  herself, and  you can write, your name in  ^the dust on it any time.! (; tib.b; often ofiidss  for nib to'coin'e and make hex* betl before it  has  been   aired a,bit.     She never washes  Aer .teeth butjonee a!day. fcm.$he says her-  'sdlf\sho'ilbesp.'t.'^'^he,^all._:'i*. 'good  deal  because it  is, su&h healthy'0seri:i.������e.    Ha  dresses aro  too long for wSlking, and so  sho  comes  home with  the skirts all wet  and muddy. ��������� Ever so many times .she goes  int;o dinner with both the under and outside skirts all  drabbled  like that: ' Then  ,$Yhen sho takes thgni off she hnngfc^thpni  4-way in her closethyrjthout ever touching  ,'thein until slie get's ready to wear thorn  "again. ( Oh, I tcll'you",*it isn'b always rho  women who talk the most about cleanliness  and healthfulncss  that  observe  the  rules for them."   4������i  ;lv ^And v tho. lifcUeftfWhite   capjictl   maid  inarched away-to'lier'c.utics with t\ pile of j  freshly laundered  towel.-, on  her arm.��������� \  Good Housekeeping.   _____ . . _  tisi-ng thetsoul.within themwitli unavail-  jnjr, remorse'; else, heing sano and self  controlled, they!let thodead past bury its  ' d__& ahd< do not waste their time* in la-  " morning * what cannot bo restored or  mended or donojaway with.  ,  Tlie milk has been spilled, the eggs havo  been broken,.tho pitcher went to tho well  once too often, and the ruin, either, of-for.-  tune or of heal th, of repute or of happiness*  is an accomplished fact, against which is  no gainsaying; All that remains now is  to meet j(he prespnj} bravely and to cherish  what remains 61 valuo from the past. If  wo have, smeared'one "pago,vwo 'must turnover a new leaf and do what lies in.us to  keep th'at clean.' If wo havo - lost ���������' our  happiness in Jove, wo must put out our  fcolors for hew duties and now aif cctions. If  we have .done, ill, we must now resolve to  dowell.' This sicle the gravo is no absolute shipwreck for a brave heart and a resolute 'mind, and even thoso of us, thoso  few, who have so 'far forgotten ourselves  us to ofl'ond against the laws of our country* niay earn a good record under tho fatal  sigji of the Brdad Arrow, and repentance  can always work1 to holiness in tho en'd.^���������  Mrs. Lynn l_yn_on. . -,  WoTnn.M.'ri.MerbiHisa In  aont? the stories of womer  '' panj'ti^dpl'r^  * woldpme^no-7^ ���������'��������� he o'r  'she :follows1: or the  clothing v/hich   they  ^ih'ny^wearr]' ' ; ��������� j.^iV^5 filv^';     - 'J^l,!!: ^_  '"   Sucl-tn. home Js   .hat of' Mrs! Bayard  ���������Hohhesy whoseisysteurof entertaining lias  long  been 'tacitly recognized ;by the *��������� residents of /the, various spciidsettlpnionts ha  'an .uhponkcioiis.but-powerful: aliy-bf* tho  work which they strive to doin bringing  .together'peoplp whoso social spheres would  never otherwise  touch or correlate in ..any  manner;'but who- areaieverthpIess'aU^thc  better on  botli' sides for' tho linusual'and  unexpected contact..,: .To.thp .Sunday^pven-  ' ing receptions w'liieli! havo'' for iicarly ;two  years made the Holmes household a salon-  -Jiko rrendezvous fb^all^sqrfe's^a'ndrjcoiidi-  tions  of people onco a'week"'������������������'are'invited  people  from Ewing  sti:eQtj'^andi.thp-';Ii:ilvp  Shore  drive:    The   Hull   Houso .district  ponds its contingent as regularly and  enthusiastically as'Asl'.laiid or Droxel boulevard.     People  who   work    in   kitchens.  fDweatsliops, studios, all (lock thither on every   Sunday  from   October  until.'..Tune.  Perfect informality and freedom of ...intercourse  prevail at all ���������times,..^yeedoin;^sori  perfect  and   i.ntriiromeipct tiliati'; ife| hp^lr?'  or  hostess   desiro to  :le^^)^h0ine1:lea���������^ly,,'  in  order to  keep a previous engagement  either feels qui.e at liberty to do so.    Tho  guests are encouraged to.feel just as.niuch  at  liberty to remain untiL. chiirchtiiiio"if  is suits their ionvehionca     Simple refreshments "and a liearfcy wpicoine'are offered to all.    The g.uests wait upon thcnir  selves and upon ieach' other."   It -is no; uncommon  sight,to  seo   tho  foreign-  bred  sweatsho]) worker, pale with lqrigepnli'n-.7.,  ment iu unhenltliy survoundiTigs, haggard  with   homesickness,   quietly  accepting  a.  cup of tea or a plate of food from the Chicago  professional  or business  man who  only,knows of  the slums or  the levee by ,  hearsay.'    The  girl who is "worUing up"  via somebody's kitchen or dining room is .  as welcome and as thoroughly, ���������appreciated  ���������as her sister in velvet and furs.      ���������  "I  lovo people  just because they  sre  people,"   declares   Mrs.  Holmes.    ''What;  they may do in  order to earn their share1;  of the world's good   things matters not a  straw.    In oyer think when ������������������making out  ray reception  lists of  the,occupation any '  of ������������������ the. people invited  niay^follow, sUyo as  it '���������sometimes occurs tome to bring together those- needing  he4p or encouragemerifc  and those able-and willing to give it.    |.l; .  a man or woman ."lias.," been placed  l>y c^-;  cumsitances  or education in' a narrow or  limited  environment:, is restricted in tho  opportunities.-of, s<X-i;\*';1e'> joy ment which ^  do so liiueh" to svveofeen life, all 'tfio.^prc^  reason for inviting liimor her to share tho'-<-  sooial   enjoyments   oE  others.    There   is  generally  somebody:.here with something  .to.say, and whether'- that  somebody bo  a  tailor froni the river district or a visiting  philanthropist or author from abroad is a  matter possessing not the slightest importance."��������� Chioagp.Iuter Ocean.  Wnr.  ,,-. Arao'ig' the stories*" of women's heroism  iVliicl/Jcoinl' from Virginia is tho one of  young 3.1izabeth Zane, who, during tho  wartimes in the last century, performed a  ffe.it of valor equal to any displays.1!.! by tin1  Santiago .heroes.. ���������    A ,; >. ,,1 ,    ������     ;   ^  ���������It was,during'the siege^of Fort Henry*?  nt tho mouth of Wheeling crook, in  Ohio  county.    The" Indians had surrounded the  fort and had kept up a steady firing 'Jrom*  early sunrise until noon.    The lew sharp- |  =ihootors   intrenched within   the  dolen������t.������ >  had  returned  the  fire with   deadly ellr-i 1  until  about   12  o'clock,   rivh^n   the   pale I  women   whispered    among    themsol\ei>. '  '���������Tho powder is  about gone.     What hhall  "We'do?"-' ���������������-'     '.'���������������*- ���������     > j  Fortunately about this time the Indians  withdrew to"the foot of a hill near by to |  hold a council war, and for a few minutes !  thero was r lenco.  from the gate at  whore a keg of powd  Golonel-- Shepherd, tho commander m  charge, raised tho question a^ to who  should go alter it. The men all bravely  offi'i-ed their services, but while tho colonel  ho&itatpd Elizabeth'Kane declarPcl that *he  alone would igo, aV her life was'of less importance than were tho lives of the men.  At first Colonel Shepherd would not listen to her, but hcivargument w;is such  that he finally reluctantly consented, and  the men opened the gate for her to pa_.s  out.  As the brave girl sped through, the Indian.-, evidently did not comprehend what  she was after, ior they paid no attention  to her, and sho reached tho hou&o unmolested, but on the return they miw the keg  and suspected ir,sj contents. Immediately  they opened lire," but' ipar lent wings to  her living feet. and.soon  sho was back to  . I-.-T_T������Mit  -fire*.  Should >our clothes catch fire, throw  yourself- on'tho groundand roll over and  0fcoi\   . Jl" possible, snatch a rug or blanket  ^ /<���������':    -n._    ;���������     .,.-,- ���������    ������������������    ���������  ������������������to wran round you. Flanio mounts. , It  thercfore.'you are standing up, thoflamo is  bui'O to rise toward tlie face and hair, and  many lives liavo been lost because the victims inhaled the flamo arid smoke, or the  hair burned briskly and destroyed tho flesh  below it to too great a depth.; Never throw  water on burning.oil. Flour will extinguish* it.' In a placo of amu=ement,'if the  alarm otfiroi^ given, sit quito still. Your  ��������� rising1 niay croati/a panic, and a rush to  the floors-is moro ���������sangerous ' than the  flames, for while tho doors are open there  \s always a'ohnnoe foran orderly crowd to'  move out,'but once choked, by fainting  women arid'stumbling-crowds disaster is  inev.pable...   In  a  burningr. building  g"t  f down to'th. .lootjahd crawl���������all tho air is  on the lowest level.���������and, if possible,,hold  wet, towels'over .ho lips and io tho forehead.     -S.y' , V  A wot pillow slip with two holes punched for eyes and then drawn over the head  .has saved many a life. .It isalway.s possible to'obtain this if you are wakened iri'the  nightrby+a_ cry of Sre, provided, of course,,  that you "have more than a minute's warning and that there is water in your pitcher. This wot pillow ease is. often of moire  importarico" than tuc,-purse 'or the bit oi  jewelry wo spend precious moments in se-  3uring.���������Philadelphia l.edger.'  Woman'* Best Ajre.  age at .which  wonrnn  exert  greatest  power depends  very much  ���������varying fashion and taste, o  In  tho Elizabethan- era  a woman was  theii  upon  \ tragic  loves and  hates at  this extremely  immature ago.  j     About half a century ago Balzao aston-  ' ished his countrymen  by proclaiming the  supreme pdw^r ol fascination of the woman of oO, and sjnoo that time she held the  . stago as the incarnation of  coquottish at-  f traction.,   At. tlie  present  timo  her acknowledged oharmand beauty are allowed  < to  last quite ten , years  longer, and with  ' tho term "old maicl" the old maid herself  I h,as dep-irted, to givos place to tho bright  , and interesting single woman.  _?n France an unmarried woman of 25 is  .regarded oven at'tho present day'as quite  shelved. In England arid, America, on the  contrary, only a small percentage of worn  : on of independent means or .who, aro sell  supporting care .o'marry bctore that age,  and many" of  t.hem<do  not desfro tho ,ro  to St. Clairville, O., whero hho  lived to a  good   old   age.    She was   twice  married,  and^-her   many,descendants still   nroudly  -^tellJ/thp^Ktoi^of^their'. gwivt-greul-gra^ul-  "inother's da ririg,^Bos ton) Journal? ^ 1  *   W\.'  %       - ������A .    .     '-"i. _>   <*>..,*    "f^.V  Title*   Pur I n;narricrt 'Woptfii.  ���������The new woman was-warmly advocating  the use 0/ the title of ''madam'' instead of  "mi"^ for unmarried women ot what i.^  dipl  i.uittaall'y called ''a certain ago."  "Ir, marks- all the dill^ronee." she said,  .''between the futile'old maid and tho self  reliant-bachelor "woman. A w'oman who  is Addressed, as 'miss' requires a chaperon  .di.'thrmigii life. Thero is a kind of traditional helplossless about her that we can't  get over.'. Slie retains tho air of the ingenue, no matter if she has seen .0 suin-  niers aiid> several winters besides. Vou  can't help'suspecting her of a hankering  after boo'k muslin and blue ribbons, and  you know she'd;tio her hair- in-corkscrew  curls if-'sheigot; half'"-a 'fynai.vco. On the-  other hand, to address a middle aged .1*1-  married; womaiy,-as 'madam' fixes her  status '���������'at once.' '������������������It's as .descriptive as a  biography. ������������������; You ,k_o\v sho is'.ono pfythe  women who have arrived, so to speak.'She  .is a woman of intelligence, p'os^hly^of  ���������achiev-iu,fe|ritst, "?.,(feprtaiply-V^.-ijndepericlenqb,.  eitfipr|'tliiiough iriheritep moiVey oj- lrer, own  efforts. You would know slie required'rip  chaperon, no matter what she did or. where  " " ""' '     recognizes ;her  iiiar'ri-d  'idfl vfSin'-  ��������� an's duties and burdens.^- The new.^Qui-,  ail paused mhcrsargtimen.,, ';,Ofj.courke/''X  Eifie adniitted|^e|;rptJuIly,';:'��������� th&yo;aro v?om-  eri who are.'J_o:_i^'ol(il^  the title of. maela'm would be as much, of a  misfit  as if  One'/called  them  cploh(.l^-<)3!;f4  .judge.   'A-ftef;- 'all, perhaps -:it.would ^'fea^  ���������good thhig to^k'eep"^ the i^tle'pi^^ada(iri,:j,as  a kind of honorary distinction f^r'iinmarried   women....who   have   reallt  achieved  Bomothirigf.worth while, as a man i^ made-  ;;'Ay.or-,.'};a  F.   R.   S.,:,y  "It is an interesting'historical fact that  nearly every'man. of great deeds who also  possessed a great character had a inothci  of a, strong, .fine nature, with whom in  boyhood and early manhood he dwelt in  closo sympathy oven when at a distance  from ' her " writes Frances B. Evans in  Ladies.' Home .Journal. "Probably the  most di'agreeablo man socially of all celebrated men was poor Thomas Carlyle,  whoso disposition was nervous, melancholy and grumpy, but in tho midst of his  laborious life and severe mental industry  ho could always find time to write ���������affectionate letters.,to/his mother, full.of the  respect, tenderness and consideration he  never seemed to feel for much greater personages. If. a mother's hand holds the  lending: strings--of; a man's life, he wili  hold himself as securely as did Anthony  Hope's prisoner,of Zemin, with his motto,  'The king can do no wrong.' "      "  'I'lic I'ower of l}i:unoiid������.  'I'B'sho'uld like ho much to havo a pair of  solitaire diamond earrings. ���������I*"the southern  woman was saying in her drawling toms.  ''Diamond earrings!"' the New York  wpn.au exclaimed in almost startled tones.  "Whatever would you do with, them?"  Diamond earrings did not seem some way  to bein accord with the southern woman'.-  refined beauty.  ......  ','1 should wear them." shopping mornings," the soft voice went, oh calmly-  "They are'' invaluablp fpr making an im-  pfesAion upori'the e'erks.'"     ..  ' : .;.���������>���������  - "Olv yes; "returned" the New *Yorker'in  relieved' .oycSj,.'.'I ^understand! Just, as  haiidsoiuo-.rings aro of the greatest servipe  in a. strange hotel. A few good stones that  show unmistakably tlieir valtie givo one  a certain standing with the waiter*, which  means.an immediate.benefit in thp way of  creature cqmfprts. "r--_\ew York Times;  CHILDREN'S C0LU1M  FOX  AND   HARE.  an(;;:I.'.-,  Phil ndelph'ia "Times.  :,you!pkn6y^i:'.'-  A Xewlieat.,  Wise  peopiaidcr ndt^hoa|d:������in ',.t>B, fl  \fl(.ui  or  look" biek  M "��������� tliW;s_cb'nllf'sa  first  av'e'  As"O.liers  .See Tin.  A chainb'ermaid. rehearsing -.the trials  ���������ind^pcrplexitiesoi' her position'as viewed  irorri'her-standpoint, is quoted as making  expressions like the following.~whioh.--on  tho recognition that thoro is food for  thought in every honest utterance, certainly carries more than mero suggestion: "I  never saw anything liko it in all ray days!  Everything  was  all   right  until  one  of  these new 'reform women,' or something    jjSms of tho irropai^ile paflt and^ cry^mea ���������  of that sort, came horp to liva.:: She oonv  ; "culpa" in :)^>r wntcihes t>t-: the night,"chas- J  ������������������Beware I of' the wbman who .-in-cariably  tells, disagreeable things. A malicious tale  gathers strength as'it travels .until at last  even the one who has .startled it oil its  rounds is aghast at its, monstrosity.  ... Don't', forget: to open the bed when rising' and a wir.cio\v when  going to break-  when   thev ar_-<ausferely:?muided".L/fast.'' This' is" doubly "essential  to those  ire willing to dig at tho 'roots Tof 'past .ffftno d6:'not sleep with a window open.  for  the  ])urpose of  finding  tho I ~  Every homemaker should seclc to .stud  or domestii! diadem with the am-enitiesof  Ife. "      .  phuui.  indeed  and  failures  for  the  purpose  wirewnrm that caused  them.    Then   thoy  go over the r.'.ise.able mistakes and secret  A   Little   Fjil>_e   Witli   nn   Excellent  .JtUMon r*ov tlie Young.  In a snug little grotto beneath a high  bank covered with foxglove and ferns  lived a sly old gray fox. Uo was so very  old that he could not go far to, search foi  his food, so he was obliged to play all sorts  of tricks to get it.' .'One night as he sat at  tho mouth of his hiding place feeling very  hungry from having had'nothing to cat  for a long timo ho observed a fino fat  young hare lazily feeding on the juicy turnip tops.,  "Oh, dear," sighed tho fox, "if I were  only a little younger what a raro supper 1  could make off that young thing! I.ut 1  can't catch her." Then an idea struck  him.  "Hem! Hem! Horn !" said ho in a loud  voice.  . The hare was startled and looked round.  "Sweet miss," said the fox, coaxingly,  -"I'm old and feeble, and I can't fetch my  supper. Will you get it for mo?"  . -'Oh, yes!" said the hare, who was a  giddy, thoughtless thing, but very good  natural/ "What would you like? , Some  fresh, dewy clovers'"'' '��������� " t'  ' "Dear me, no!"'said tho fox. f'That  would not suit mo at all."  ''Oh, it is delicious!" said.'tho hare.  "But what should you like?"  ".lust walk "into my house," answered  tho fox, "and I will show you tho sort ol  things I like." ' ���������  Now, his den was strewn all over with  the bones of rabbits arid ducks and pheasants and chickens.     -     ���������  ''Wait a minute." said the hare, "till 1  finish this turnip top." Then sho skipped  gayly up to the fox. ;"Now( I'm ready,,!  said she.  * And so was tho fox. 'Ho just gave hoi  backbpno one nip, anel she was as dead as  dead could be. '������  Do>not listen tp tho fluo words of strangers, rWhoevei'i they may be, and do nol  .choose your friends until you know.some-  thing about them.���������Children's Friend.  Wliy,, io  Be -S.nre.  Ha (a volunteer)���������Nothing was properly cooked during the Tate war.  He(aregulnr army man)���������Ob, Idon't  know! There wore the Spanish. Wo  .cooked-their goose pretty well, I think.  ��������� Youkers' Statesman. ���������    '  L.OS9  to   t_e Army,  The  great- disadvantage  in going to  -war consists in the fact  that tho men  who know just  how a battle should bo  fought  are  unable,to  get  away from  home.���������Boston Transcript.    ,     .  THE CURE OF ASTHMA.'     .  Liobiff's Asthma Cure will cure Asthma, Hay  AstliDta or Hay _S'ov������r. Hundreds of ��������� j>eopl������ in  four continents will a������y so. Tt is a higli-eLatB  medicine, endorsed toy medical _n���������������, and used,  by the best people in all parts of the ciiili-istL  world.      ��������� .  A free trial l.ofctlii ���������will be seat to ivny suffaror  by mall propnid. If you are afflicted,' sand  your name and address to The Liebig Co.t' 1W  Kinfj mtreoti west, Toronto, and say you saw  this fre_ effer in tlus paper. , ''  AS TO EPILEPSi'AMD.FITS.  Jack uml Billy.  Jack���������I think I'll take.a rido.  Billy���������I   hardly, think   you  will.���������St.  Nicholas. ;'/^" .   .  Honcstty Ia Priceless.  Honesty is a very-precious thing���������something so rare that when it is once soldi!  can never bo recovered. No price can be  high enough for whieh.-to part with 'lion-  esty. Yet-boys have boon known to sell  this precious1 thiiig for a load pencil, or a  stamped envelope, or 3 cents wrong  change, ;or even a counterfeit 5. cent piece.  Some year's ago a boy was engaged in a  largo factory where lead pencils were manufactured: 'The regular arrangoments t>f  tho factory turned out so many finished  pencils froni; one department a day," so  many packages from -another and so many  boxes from a'.third. It was all done so  systematically that nothing -reriiained unfinished or'in half sots at night. The new  boy hael.never seen such a.wealth of lead  pencils before, and cut of Unnumbered  hundreds,-as he supposed, he took ono and  put it in his pocket. At night there was  a box with one pencil missing. It was  easily traced to, his department, and then  to him, and he was discharged, not because the factory could not afford to lose  one lead pencil, but because the proprietors could not afford to keep a dishon  boy.."' It was'reasonable ' to suppose that"  boy who held his honesty no higher  price than a lead pencil would doubtlo  bo tempted by'something greater.���������Chr  .ian Work.       .   . ��������� ���������       ���������   ,  Ten Mttle Til* Soldier������.  Tenlitt-le tin soldiers Jay all in-a row,  Stretched out on the nursery floor.  Just   where .they   could   see ; with   their  sharp little eyes  Through  the crack;that was  under the  door.  Their captain had left themjall  there for  the night . '  And said as'he crept.into bed.  "if. any one tries to come into'the room,.  You   must   fire . and   shoot   him   stone  dead." ''"'.:.'  The hours went by, and the ten little guns  Were aimed at the crack near tlie floor  When all. of a sudden the crack stretched  ,'  'and grew,      ,.  -   And somebody opened the dobr.  ..Bang!   Bang! "went the guns���������the soldiers  '���������* all fired,  But nobody seemed to be dead;  'Instead they _a-li jieard a' soft kiss in the  , dark;   '."'*"  ".Good night; dear!" a loving voice said.  Then all the ten soldiers shook badly with  '-    fright   ......  '' And whispered low'one to another:  .  "How lucky it v/as that our guns were so  small! ' v.\  '   What  if we had killed  Tommy's -mother?" ������������������. ���������   ��������� ������.-_,._.  ���������I_iHa Thomas Elder.in Youth's Companion. -.���������'������������������.-  Some commentators maintain that everyone of the Psalms had a distinct dance  appropriated to it and that it was to his  own music that Divvid .danced beforo the  ark.  L/iebig's Kit Cure for Epilepsy and kindred  affections is the orly . ueooesfnl remedy, and is  "now used by the best physicians and hospitals  in Europe and Am erica, YIt ia oo������nde_itly recommended to the afflicted. If you. suffer frota  .Epilepsy, Fit., Br. Vitus Dance, er have eHi-d-  ren or relatives that do se, or know a frieaut  that is afflicted, then send fer a free trial bottle,  and try it. It will bit sent by mail, prepaid. It  has oured where everything else him failed,  **f hen writing mention tfiie paper and gire  full addrcats to J.ho Liebig Co.. Iff King street  west, Toronto.    '- 'l"   ' l<    -  '    ' Modi-led   Viewi.      ' , '  .   Mr. Nocash    (hotly)���������It's  a  shame,  an  outrage, a  menace to  American institutions;, for oneiuan'to'have $1,000,"-  .000! -Thiuk of the harm bo can do with,  itf   Thiiik of tho power'he wields!  - Mr.-' For tym ill ion���������That's- so.  I guess  I'll have to chango my ,will.  Haying no  relatives, I had concludod to "divide liiy'"'  wealth among-my friends and acquaint;-'  ances, and as I left you a million"���������  'Mr: Nocush��������� Urn���������er���������a good deal  depends on tho man, you khow.'-r-New  York Weekly.*    ' " . ,'      "  We believe   MTNARD'S' LINIMETn T  is the hest.' ; ���������     .'    " ': :  Matthias Foley, Oil City, Out. r  Joscpii'Sucnv, '-STorwrfy, Me.,  Chas. Whooton, Mulgrave, if. S:   -. ��������� ���������.-  Rev.   Rl   O."   Araistrong, .Mulgrare,  N. S.  , Pierre  Laiieli-v,   senr., . Pcikemonche,,  N.  B. '���������'"���������    " -.'    -        -.'���������������.*.��������� '  Thomas'Wtusson, Sheffield, ISTJ B.   ���������  'Tlie pleasautest things in'the world  are pleasant thoughts, and 'the greatest-  art ' in lifo is to have as many of them  as possible: '"  Hinaifs Linimeui C^rgs garget in Caws  When a girl's clever tongu* k������eps kfr  from marrying it is becanse she has n������t  met her equal among men.  Minarf s Linioieut Cures Celds, ete;.  Mingle folly with  your  wisdom,.to  nobody will associate with you.  Tho average rate of  15 cents a day.  wages  in  Korea is  M for Minard's Liniment and take no other.. *  , As a rule the man who doesn't like  a pun objects to it on the^ground that  "we condemn what w������ clo not comprehend."  Keep Minari'ss Liniment- in tis Hoftse.  Educate a boy and you get an intelligent mau. Educate a girl and you-gat  an intellignt family.���������Indiana Journal  of Education.  ~_Er__E_BS'S_-_3__?_!-_^^ _���������  "V^.   IFt.   -A_.X_XJ_A__l_\r.  General Iasurame������ Agrant.  irX_SJ������.Co_apau(rs KepreKe'_ited: _  Qaebec iFire Assaranae Co;  Royal Insara������������B Oo. ���������'"���������  So* Insurance Offie'e  .      ���������  ���������'    Union. Assuran.ee Society  Ji 11 clasues of Insnrj_ao������a lT_,ns-������sted and  -roii-ptlT and satisfactorily settled.  eRAIK & COMMISSION  MERCHANT'  GRAIN  EXCHANGE, WINNIPEG.    '.  All kinds of Grain bought and sold.   Liberal advances on consignments.   Prompt, returns.  Send  Samples.  Write-or wire for Prices, Box 574. : ���������  CHRYSANTHEM.UMS  ROSES ������ CARNATIONS  CUT  FLOWERS  AT  IIST   S-S___.S03NT  B  Greenhouse*:  330 rortage Avenue, TVI>T_VM?__G.  ^^th.WIMIPEfi BUSINESS ������\1MZ  tiis'winter.   It pays to lBl>T������TCATK'for BTOSff-  _f 338S.   A (rreater demsaid. tor mt0.ao kelp _Kkn  we eould fill during ti o psfst sir _a������_t4.s s_kjwb  why you shoaid take Huch a eoarse.  Pku particulars en appliwatioa'.  ^. W. B0������AL������, S������������.  4  ___sr:  W. N. U.   19G '"/���������v"'-?''  .'/'���������.  %  H  I.  K  i ���������  IA  X:  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  UU_dBi__ALA.Nl). B.C.  PERSONAL CHATS.  ������=?,  Ninth  Wilford Woodruff, head of  tbe Mor  mon  church, was  in  the  ministry 64  years.  Like most seamen, Admiral Dewey is  fond of a horse, but unlike the majority  be is a good rider and hunter.  Adam Langer of .Royal Oak, Mich., is  the oldest breadwinner in that state.  He is 94 and drives a milk wagon.  , James MacNeill Whistler denies that  fie will teach in tho new Paris academy.  He says he will only "drop in" occa-  '-Anally. '   '���������  i?rederio Harrisonv has figured, it out  , that Queen-Christina is a descendant of  William the Silent,' oiio of tho fiercest  enemies Spain ever had.  Alfred I^icard, the cornrnissioucr general of _ tlie Paris exposition, tail, tbi;$,  dark and 50, is said to be ono of the  hardest workers in' the sorvice of the  French government.   ;���������  , <'A. Oakcy.Ha.., the ex-mayor of New  York, who died tho other day, was said  ,t,o. have at the end of his tongue a greater store*of authentic political anecdotes  - than any man in New York.  ,  , Mrs. _ L. M. Stevens, the new presi-  ' dent of the Women's Christian Temper-'  anco union, has been connected with the  movement oinoe   1674  and  has all her  life long been a woman suffragist.  ���������Marohing side-by side in Company.!?,  Ulinc.s infantry, were Sergeant,  Edward Gulle$\ who was 6 feet 6 inches  .tall, and Private'^Frederick H. Gareig,  -  who measured only 5 fee*. 2-inches.  M. Jean Bichepm, ths> famous French  playwright,' was only a few years ago a  porter inaParisian hotel.  He is said to  have*gypsy'blood in  his veins, and has  ,, led a wandering and picturesquo life.  ',JMr.'T.-ZSi'dnoy Cooper! the Royal  academician*, is still painting at the age  of 05 years. He began to.-exhibit in-  i 183S, and,,though 64 years of age when  made a fall R. A., has continued an  active member for 31 years.  First- Sergeant J. E. Miller, of Ca_.  '��������� ^proh's battery carries seven/Spanish; bul--  ,. lets in'his' bedy'and has seen his three  '. brothers killed , in war���������one, bei'oro  " :Wounfled Knee, was' burned ,n prisoner  'at' an'Indian; stako, aud two others were  '.'"shot in Cuba. .'/"'.       '  Lieutenant Peary's  littlo  daughter,  born in Greenland iivo years'ago'while'  .. vher.fatbor was on antarctic trip, cannot  endure warm weather, and suffered se-  , verelyduring tho recent summer.  When  the tomperatnro is abovo70,'she wilts,  but always fcol3 well in extremely bold  weather. ���������  General Joe Wheelor owes his military education to John Wheeler of New  York,.who, back in the fifties; was a  representative' in congress. The two  men bear no relationship to each other.  Tb'o general at the timo was a young  fellow working as a clerk in some office  and applied for tho appointment and  received it.  ST. VITUS DANCE.  A TROUBLE THAT CAUSES ITS VICTIMS  MUCH INCONVENIENCE.  "Two  taken  DON'TS.  Don't imagiuo a doctor believes lif������  Isn't worth living.  Don't try to pull yourself out of trouble with a corkscrew.  Doia't stand in front of bars too much  oi yon may get behind them.  ' Don't  bet "on what you feel in your  bones���������unless it's rheumatism.  .   Don't judge a poet by his dress; fin*  feathors don't make fine bards.  Don't neglect to talk sensibly at  times; it may be difficult, but it's necessary.  WinfVed'Sehofield, of Gappercau, N. S., Tells  How He   Obtained   a   Speedy  and  Permanent   Care.  From the Acadien, Wolfville, N. S.  The many cases brought to his notice  of residents in this vicinity being cured  from,  physical   disorders   through  the  agency   of   Dr. Williams'   Pink  Pills,  have created in tho mind of, t-he Acadien  representative  a   sincere belief  in���������tbe  healing powers of   this remedy.    Yet-  withal he was a little   incredulous the  other day when  told of ��������� a  young man  \vho had,been cured of a very   serious  and  deplorable   disease by  tho  use of  only some  two   bores   of   theso  little  miracle workers.    It seemed impossible  that sucli  a  rem.irkable  healing could  be wrought even by Dr." Williams'.Pink  Pills in such short order.    Accordingly  he was  possessed of a' strong desire to  investigate. , Mr. Winfred Schofield, of  Gaspcreau, was the address given us by  our informant, and  were  not  long, iu  hunting him up.    We found Mr. Scho  field to be a bright young man of about  Gwenty years of, ago and of more than  ordinary  intelligence.   J His air of candor  and straightforwardness  dispelled  any doubts  we, may  have had.    In a  very few words he stated to us his case.  years ago,"   he   said. *'I wTas  with   an attack   of   St.   Vitus  Dance.    Sometimes   when 'at work I  found that my fingers would all at once  straighten out and   I   would   be  compelled to drop anything I was  holding.  One   day I was- using   an'axe ~ when  seized with ono of these  attacks.    The  axe slipped from my hands and in falling struck fny foot and, gave it a nasty  cut.    After that you can 'depend upon  it I left axes alone," and it was not long  before I had to  give up using any kind  "of tool.    My complaint rapidly grew  worse and I was'soon  unfitted for  any  sort of work.    Everything possible was  tried "by me in ordervto get relief, but I  got no better.' At last 'one day a neighbor of - mine,   Mr. Fred Fielding, who  had been cured by the use of Dr. Wil  Hams' Pink  Pills, advised  me  to give  them a trial, offering to pay for  them  himself if they  did  not  help me.    As  it turned out,  he, was safe enough in  making  tlie  offer;    I followed his advice, but   had   soarcely   begun to' use  them " when   I\ began-  to feel   better.  After using two boxes^ I was perfectly  cured and  have   never   been" troubled  with the complaint since. - -I am .confident that to Dr. Williams,' Pink Pills  alone I, owe my cure.       , . ���������'  j. Dr. Wiliiams' Pink' Pills^create'new,  blood; build up  the  nerves, ana thus  drive diseasefromsthe system:   In'hundreds of cases they have cured after all  other medicines have failed, thus establishing the claim that they are a marvel  among the triumphs of modern medical  science.    The' genuine Pink Pills are  sold   only  in   boxes, bearing the full  tradevmark "Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills  for Palo People." Protect yourself from  imposition   by  refusing  any  pill that  does not bear the registered trade mark  around the box.'    If  in  doubt send direct to  Dr.   Williams'   Medicine  Co.,  Brockville,    Ont.,   and   they  will   be  mailed to you  post paid at 50o a box,  or six boxes for $2.50  Fitting: Jiame.  Pigg���������Say I Why do you call that fellow "Asphyxiate?" That is a peculiar  nickname.  Penn���������Because his last name is* Gas-  kill.���������Princeton Tiger.  Cli-tngred His Mind.  Pump-US tbe Teacher.  Teachor���������Today England stands forth  as the greatest of all the naval powers of  me world.  Bright Boy���������How can she be the great*  est if die stand fourth?  A Preventive of Fire.  To prevent fires where flues and chimneys pass through inflammable partitions  water jackets of tin or light metal are  -placed around tha openings, tho solder of  the pocko.s melting in the heat and discharging the fluid-ori the fire!.  THE KINETOSCOPE.  Tinng distance telephone talking Is possible now between Portland and Kan sanity, but only to the rich.���������Boston Globe.  The coming Thanksgiving day is about  as appropriate a general peace jubilee aa  the nation oould desire.���������Cleveland Leader.  . With Weyler out of Cuba and thn Turks  put of Crete, the year seems to have been  a bad one in the butcher businoss.���������Denver Republican.  The usual. alarming reports about tlie  oyster crop are In. They should be taken  with a little salt, lemon juice and red pepper.  And now England is going to put up a  monumont to George Washington. This  long lost brother business is being carried  to extremes. ��������� Colorado Springs Tolo-  graph.  Omaha, Chicago and Philadelphia havo  all celebrated their peace jubilees. 'And  still thoso folks at Paris goon pottering  over unimportant details.���������St. Paul Pioneer Press. ,  Hnari's LiniMt Cures Colds, etc.  "Atanyrato," said Uncle Allen Sparks,  "when the government builds a first class  cruiser and calls it the Milwaukee the sen'  timent as to tho proper fluid to use at th������  christening will be '"practically unanimous."��������� 7 ..*  Tho Now York public insists on going  to boo a play which the ,New York critics  almost  universally condemned. ���������. Tho  es-  Soial mystery about its prosperity lies in  e fact  that tho condemnation was not  because of indelicacy. '" "���������  HEALTHY, HARPY WOMEN.  Pain and Weakness Ban.shed  through Ihe uso of Milburn's "  Heart and Nerve Pills.  f 1    4.  It's sad to think that, so^many women ���������  suffer from pain.  Weak Spells,    Heart  Palpitation,    Sinking1    Sensations,  Bad blood.  You can't be healthy if your  blood is impure or watery,���������if  poison is circulating- through your  arteries instead of rich, pure, life-  giving- blood.  ,   If you  feel drowsy, languid,���������  are  constipated, have pimples or J  blotches breaking but on your body  the   remedy  for  you  is Burdock  Blood Bitters.  "I have been using B.B.B., also my  brother and sister-in-law, and we find it  a most reliable and efficacious blood  purifier,' and most cordially recommend  it. We purchased it from J. R. Ault &  Sons of this town." MISS C. M.' WATSON, Aultsville, Ont. " ���������      ''     '  B.B.B. is a highly concentrated  blood purifying vegetable remedy,  ���������only i teaspoonful at a dose,���������  you add the water yourself.    .  as  ODORLESS  CLOSET.  P. O. Drawer 12S7. Tel. 1137.  J.   D.   O'BRIEN,  , Grain and Stock Broker.  '"    ' ���������    ������TA7"_CTSr_Nri_PEG3-.' *  Grain and securities carried on margins.    Private wire connection *  with all market*.'  HOLLY JFOB_XMAS. ' '  WREATHING, AND^MISTLETOE.  A'large stock of Cut Flowers of all description. l.arge collection of Flowering" and Foliage Plants.'  AT H.E. PHiLPOTT  . _ a Greenhouses:  336 Portage Avenue, WINXIIJEG. " ' ,  THsonburg, Ont. Feb. 23s., 188*.  Tlie Odorless Crematory.Closet Co-.;" ���������'-  Hamilton.  ' Gentlemen: I havo used your Odorless'  closet in my b.itli-room ior some time, and  have mueli pleasure m recommending: it to  the public. . Neither beforn, during or" after  burning; out, you cannot detect the slightest  odor, and would not bo without it for double  the. cost. Yoms truly, W. R/Honns.  It requires no fire while tn use and with a  ' family of from 4 to 0 members, a lire .once1^ In  ���������two weeks is suJlicient. ' '   ." '    f r < '  The Odorless Crematory and'  General Heating Co.,    ,.  -  HAMILTON, ONT.  Run it" vou  Drink HEAI  ituiie after death.  lik" but Irv to keep your breath;  Li'J'H COFFEY nonvfor^you'U get  GO   S03STGS   30c.  All the latest New Yoik 18^8 successes.  Words unci music for'piano. Positively the biggest music offer ever made in  Canada. Send todajr. Offer open-for 2  months. The Travers Music Co .World  Building Toronto., Stamps taken.  General Insurance Agent. ,.  -    *��������� .* . \ 7.  FIRE Companies Keprnsented: ���������  P Quebec Fire Assurance Co.  Royal Insurance Co. ,'_  Sun Insurance Office., r ,  Union Assurance Seciety  A11 classes of Insurances transacted and  promptly and satisfactorily settled.  Nervousness, Sleeplessness���������who could  be restored to the full enjoyment of per- ^_^  ,fect health by a few boxes of Milburn's ~\KT���������   ������__R,_.    _A.X_iI_i_A._N"  Heart and Nerve Pills. ,,���������','���������  There can be no ^question about the  efficacy 'of this remedy.    Thousands of  women, havefound it do allthatisclaimed ,  for it.    Here  is the testimony of. Mrs.  Gillen, Wesley Street, Moncton, N.B.  V Before taking- Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills I used to suffer untold agony'  from violent headaches, irregular action1  of  tlie   heart,   together with pains  or  spasms in various parts of my body.    *  "Sometimes I felt so weak that I was  unable to look after my domestic duties.  However, I had to endure this worry and  trouble, because all the remedies I tried  failed ,to give me relief, until happily I  heard of Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills.  I had only been taking them a short time  when I felt greatly benefited. This encouraged me to continue their use until  a complete cure was effected.  " I have not been troubled with a headache since taking these pills. They increased my appetite, invigorated my entire system, and gave me back my old  time strength and vigor."  To keep your nervous' system irig'dd"orfferv  and put off that undesirable "time "when ^oii  can't geti-       ' > '<   .    *i.>'_    > *L-rt- Sftyi*  HEALTH GOFFEY  -��������� Drink   It., Now.- \,. ���������.; -v  Try it and lie convinced' of its merits." JOsc  White Star Baking Powder.  x \ ,,-;   /' , ;*,  THE DYSON-GIBSON "COMPANY,  w.  109  Take -a Laxa-Liver Pill before retiring:.  'Twill work while you sleep without a grip  or gripe, and make you feel better in tha  -Borniuc.    Pries 25c. - Sold by all drugglsta.  _^-fe  Genuine  Padlock  and  Key  FREE!  WON'T send money.. Just your name  A Solid Gold Shell Ring  or Curb Chain Bracelet  and address on ~a.'POi}TCiRD, and  (we will send you 20 packages of  AROMA TIC CACH0US, a delicious confection to perfume the breath, to sell  for us, if you can, at 5 cents |>er package. When sold send  us our money, 81.00, and we will send you FREE your  choice of the beautiful prizes illustrated. Goods returnable if not sold.    Mention this paper.  TISDALL SUPPLY CO., tor'onto" o^"  "..")t J'riiud  of It.  Mrs. "Booze���������Aren't you ashamed?  Peoplo .'iHove-r town aro saying you can  drink .enough for thre9 or four men.  Mn: Booxo���������TiiaJ-'. envy,; my dear;  puro envy.  S$  :YJGQ������M  KA RLsKiAL?* ������-?_J> * RS-MWASl".  ts  407   MAIN   ST.,   WEN-VIFEC,  Next door to P. O.  SNAPS FOR CASH.  Hous-i-old. Safes, irmall size,   -   -   $12.OO  Household Safes, large size,      -   - .   30.00  Just the thing for a Christmas present Bo.h  usefulaad ornamental.  Merchants' Safes, all sisces and prices; on  e By ierms or cash. Oome aond see then, or  write for quotations. Speoipl prices during  November and December  "i"_W W *._T7P_?-  Ask for Minard's Lisiieat aid tafce bo other  BOVRIL  Is a condensed feed, capable of presorv*  ing physical strength.'  Through Any Physical- Strain  And is equally valuable to those requiring to use  GREAT   MENTAL,   STRAIN.  "i"irvamr _t rp~  It has no eqtral for giving  Strength to the Invalid  And   it   will   iigreo  with   the    -weakest  stomachs.     Get it from your drag-  gist or grocer and-test  its value.  ���������     -. ������������������:���������   .       -    -  . ..."  r_-f.y___'  Watch  Tick*.  If kept continuor^ly running   a watob  Will tick 3 60.1 44.000 ���������*in������-o in ������. voar.  CONSUMPTION.  What   a   TTell-Kno���������'n   Medical   Journal  Says About _?his Kingr of Disease.  '"This is essentially an a?e nf scientific pro-  "press. Science and invention g > hand in hand.  "Thanks to a distinguished chom'st consumption  .'���������*ifi robbed of Its terrors, deprived of its clcstrnc-  ������������������'f.iveness, and this insidious discvise can first b���������  '"relieved and then'cured. But to accomplish a  "cure that is final and effective there must be  "constant persistency in treatment and right  . 'living. Tbs sufferer must tali������ the rJ*rht medi-  icical relief, rightlv administered. By tlie labor,  '.'skill and research of an eminent chemist, T. A.  "Slocum, consumption can be both relieved and  "cured."���������Medical Tribune.  Three free sample bott.los of the Slocum Cure  -will be sent to any sufferer from consumption,  lung or throat troubles or general debility, if  name, address and sxpress office are sent to The  T.-'A. Slocum Chemical Oo.JLiiralted, 177 King,  street'west.' Toronto, Ont: This is a gftnuine  offer, and if the reader is���������or knows a friend who  is���������a sufferer, send at onee for the free samples  and mention this paper.  ���������Biggs ��������� What an awfully pretty-  Mrs. Biggs���������What!  Biggs���������Little dog!���������Judy.  1    thar* _ Liniiil Cures Ganet in Cows  We believe  MDSTAJEID'S" LIOT3N_E2STT  is, the best.'  Matthias Foley, Oil City, Ont.  Joseph Snow, Norway, Me.  Chas. Whooten, Mulgrave, N. S.  Rev.   R.   O.   Armstrong,   Mulgrave,  1ST. S.  Pierre  Liandry,   senr.,   Pokemouehe,  2*7.  B.  Thomas Wasson, She__eld. IST. B.  TO CURB __ COIiD TN ONE BAT.  Take Laxative Brosao Qrd_jiae Tablets. All  druggists re"fu_id tlie Hioney tt it fai__ ���������6 ctLte  25o  Government reserved mining claims ir  Yukon svl 11 be sold at auction^  KaKM's LSfflDfiit is tlB lest. i *'  v If  /  K  ��������� I  r  I  I''  I'g-  t  is f  J!  if |-  h  IS !  Pi  i  in  m  m  If  h  |7'S'  I  W:  I/'  t*_t **(_-������" <f 'IIN*P"  in*^ fWWJ|J_^W������<^T^_S^-y^%fFVH<W\'*^J������*C^y^^^ >|,7^*g*^y���������'y<1.1  jjL.yi.i.i-.j.i.  fHK CUMBERLAND NEWS.  "   -ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.-       On ih������ 19tl> Hon,   S  SgrnmsiSmv, _jni..        ���������   ������������������:.'.     ..  ~" Mary a Bi$������ett Edftoj?.   mm  FA.CILI-  ment.of   J&panege   in  the   jmin&s.  Shimizu. H.  I. J. JvL's   Consul   at   Vancouver,  QAJfjjRp^Yj  J*.pniL   22p, 1899.    ! telegraphed  Mr. F. D. Little to the  : effect   that the   consul's  colleague  ^jRANSPQRTATIOiir  TIES,  'T}}ffg i$ po  dpubt bu*fc that the  {fcjctppsiop   of io.   raijlway.-r-wh.ethei*  e* '  . fhe pi, & If. or some other line, is  Jjqimftterij^���������to the northern part of  Vancouver Inland i^ould prove of  great a<Jyg.ii{;agie ^P t,n^9  section of  ( frr!?     fQMtejf'.       T^er9    .is    Pn    trie  Ial&fyjf   fnucji - unoccupied    fertile  Jft*r*4 W\li$l * fAiliyfLy  would  tend  {#  ppen pp   for   settlement.    Experience prqyes ������hat trade always  ��������� ^Upwi \r\ fhe wake of railways,  g.nd it $������ reasonably to suppose that  ' ^pirns like Cuniberlayiti lying near  the jf^np of route wquld  profit by  f&e extension. , Then,   besides, we  jfr/>u|4 liave fetter mail fe,cili������ie$,  fpf it is quite probable that a stage  ' }$pe wpuld be run to tap the, road  porth of N^naiajgq.  ";  Bfat   the proposed railway can  ftPr* ty3 Put V$ operation  within a  jfaw y?^FS a^ l*?a!st������ and^in *the mean-  .$ri8ft W0u\d it nojt be a good idea to  tifge. upoEf thp government' the desirability pf giving a seini-weekly  f#ail service?  Another matter whjph inight be  ������gitate4 with advantage in thi$  ponnection i& direct communication  lyith Vancouver/ The distance  . from Union Wharf to Vancouver  , $8 not piychr greater than from the  ^harf to Nanaimft. The freight,  together with the subsidy which  ������he government would give for car-  fying mail������, would be amply sufficient to warrant the .placing of a  boat on the route and the advantage this must prove to the business  portion of Cumberland and Union  |g |������p ^yident to call for comment.  (now in Ojttawa) was' that day in-  formed by the Premier that owners  of coal mii}es in British Columbia  are not at present obliged to discharged Japanese laborers.  *LETTEIIS  to the Editor.  r  (This space for Correspondents)  ���������phe Isl^jider has a unique way  pf faking an apology. In the last  \mm it informs us (referring to the  school affair). MThat continous  #nd strong efforts should still hec  made to obtain whatever was want-  tit       i        ������ '   '  ^4, is what was meant to be  Inferred; but unfortunately, it was  written in such a way as to render  $ misconstruction as to the meaning tp be easily placed  upon it,"  Qne thing that may be inferred  |?pm ;$ie, 3.bp,ye extract���������-whether  .\i U mea^ tp be ojr not���������is that  ; the. editor of our lp(}al contemporary had better give his office boy a  f$g l^l&ang -iii. composition before. h������3 again leaves that verdant  you?ih in ^harge pf the paper.  TO>TlXB. EDITdtl CUMBKIttAND NEWS.  A writer who, notwithstanding  his long-winded reference to the  dignity of labor, evidently does not  consider himself honpred by the  work of his hands���������since he calls  himself a ��������� slave-stakes two-thirds  of a column in the last Islander in  an attempts to start a row, in  Union.  I shall pass over the polite (?)  insinuation that the peaceful  miners of Union are hogs, and  simply ask'the "'Slave on Duty' to  tell us in plain English what we  are to gain by making trouble in  Union, and, at the behest of a paid  agitator from Nanaimo organize a  union here in connection with and  to help an outside crowd. ' It ia all  very fine to write airy articles  abounding in figures of speech, but  this is a question of facts, and we  would like to know how it is going  to help the cause pf honor and  justice for the miners of Union to  assist a i;ival company to injure  their employers just to put money  into the pockets of the afpresaid  company and its hirelings.  If we want a union of our own,  we can have it if we like, and I  think we miners can take our own  part with the company's officials,  even though Ralph ������mith says we  are too ignorant to do so. It is  very easy to understand ������hat a rival company would like to see a  row started in Union so that the  mines ��������� would be closed down  and then Nanaimo would have a  fina boom. But would that do  Union any good ? Not much. We  may not know a great deal, but we  are not nearly so fresh as some  people think.  YOTJKS  TRULY,  A MAN ON DUTY.  It if-, ^e?y evident that the individual ^ho, ha������ lately been writing  sjjpztyfl P,f tl^ Islander's editorials is  as jgiiprant $ the conventionalties  $i pqlite go^iety as he i$ pf the rules  of pomPiOBftiG,.*,, As the editor was  a-bsent at the. time the articles -an-  pearpd, he has a perfect right to  ^isplairn them if he. wishes, and, in  ^he event of his doing so, these  yemarks will not apply tq him.  FOB SALE.  FOR SALE.-rlOl acres of land near  Courtenay,    App y at this office.  For Sale or Rent my property on  Dunsmuir Ave.,���������H. J. Theobald.  FOR SALE ���������Viable property in  Cumberland. For further information apply to Nk^ws Office.  WANTED.^Apprentice to learn trade,  and girl to work at Tailoring. Apply at  E. Dunne's.  LOCAL   BRIEFS,  Don't forget the concert Tuesday night.  Fine summer suitings,cheap,   Carey,   the  tailor. * /  Dramatic entertainment May 1st. It will  be good. , ,    ���������'  . -      i ~ ;' ,  Mr. S. B. Netherby, Inspector of Schools,  was in town this week.  <    Somo   very fine   fossils have  been taken  out of No. 6 Shaft.  ���������   Mr.   H.'Bernstein,   dealer in  hides  and  tallow, Victoria, was m town,this week.  , ,  Beautiful new goods, received last boat,  at Carey's.  The men oft the ships at Comox are   giv- ���������  ing a concert and dance at K.   of   P.   Hall,  Comox, Monday night.'        ' /.  Mr. Vass'neat and attractive, residence  on Windemere avenue has lately undergone,  extensive improvements. ������������������  t    . ���������*' I 'h  When in need of harness of any(kind; call  at Willard's Harness Shop, and he can supply you with harness very little in advance  of Eastern prices. '  The many friends of Mr. Wm. Duncan  will be pleased to learn that rest and change  of scene are fast restoring him to his usual  healthy c   _'     ' ���������     ,'  HOTEL ARRIVALS.���������Cumberland  Hotel: Fred Ruth, Vancouver;' W. J. M.  Landels, 'Victoria. >��������� Cumberland Hotel:  T. S. Cross, Toronto; A. F.,Bdrham, Union  Wharf; H. Bernstein, Victoria.  Single Harness $10.00, ������15.00, and $2o!oO.  A tirat-class rubber trimmed' harness at  $30.00. All hand-made. No machine  stitching. Union Oak Tanned feather.  At Willard's.    .  H. M. S.   PHAETOhj.  ' Minstrel Entertainment.  K. of P. Hall, Comox, April 24th  PROGRAMME.  PART   I.  1 t *  1 Ovferture.' '  2 Opening Chorus.... 1 Troupe.  3 Chinaman ' ; Games.  4 Old Farm House... Gatlney.  5 Hooligan's Cat G-. Benson.  6 Cottage Gate F.   Cartledge.  7 Honey Ho P. Willums.  8 Mississippi ,.. Games.-  9 What Will Your Answer B.. . .. .Stone.  10 Catchy  Catchy G.   Benson.  11 Mothers Wadding Ring  Heame.  PART II.  1 Overture  2 Coming on Again  Barron.  3 Darkey's'Jubilea Benson,  4 John James   Brown Benson.  5 Luaatic Asylum.   .Game, and Cartledge.  6 Flute and Baujo  Bird &   7 Two Miks ; Gaffuey.  8 Dance Cartledge.  9 Benjamin Bins Beuson.  10 Love and Duty  Williams.  11 Dance Games.  12 Rousted Chicken Barron.  GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.  Admission -   25 cts.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets   at the close   of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESDYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meet, at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.  Dodds, pastor.  1  e  AT THE UNION STORE!  Pine Line of  Note Paper���������the lastest,      , Writing Tablets.]  Envelopes,    Lead Pencils���������Fine Assortment J  Slate Pencils, Pen ancl Pencil Boxes for school  u������e, Erasers, Acme Pencil   Sharpeners,  Tim<  Books, Pens, Slates���������5cts, jjio cts and   _5ctsi|  ;,.��������� ' Copy-Books, ;ScribbIers.^   ,:  *��������� ' ^ f * ��������� ^ **      '    ,    L*  r I, ' ' I ( _ , _,  A Fine; Line bf  School Bags for both Girls an<  Boys, also the usual complete stocl  of School Books.  Blll^ll  ^n iinportant annQucpment has  <jently been made  by Sir Wilfric  |jauriQr in reference to the employ  Tenders.  Tenders will he received up to the 30th  of April by the undersigned for supplying  the Union and Comox District Hospital  with the following articles:  Milk, Bread, Meat, Grocer's supplies.  J. B. BENETT,  Secretary.  Anybody purchasing the celebrated "Washburn Mandolin" will receive instruction on that instrument free of charge. For sale by  Chas. Segrave, local agent, News.  Office, Cumberland, B. C.  DEATH OF MRS.ECKSTEIN. ,  Harriet F. Hamilton, wife of Mr. L. P.  Eckstein', barrister, of Cntribeilaud, B. C,  died at the h^nie of her mother,' Mrs; .Tno.  Hamilton, wic{ow of the' late collector of  cuatoms, on Friday, aged 31 years. She  was the youngest daughter of the family  and was married about seven years ago.  While in the Wegt she contracted cojd  which subsequently settled on ter lung..  About a year ago she oame oast in the hope  of regaining her health, but in vain. She  leaves one child, Cecile, cged about five  years. The surviving brothers and sisters  aae, Mrs. G. G. McPherson, Patrick J.  Cfcil, this city, and Woodburn of Buffalo.  The late Mrs. Frank Harrison, who died  about a year ago, was sister of the deceased.  The funeral of the late Mrs. Eckstein  took place from the home of Mrs. Hamilton,  corner Church and St. David sts., on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock and was attended by many friends of the family.  The services were conducted by the Rev.  M. L. Leitch, and the pallbearers were Messrs George Kay, W. Lawrence, Wm. Preston, J. D. Riddell, Gilbert Horn and Fred  Buckingham. The coffin was literally covered with flowers, The interment was  made at Avondale cemetery.���������Stratford  Beacon.  FOR   SALE.  A set of Chambers'  Encyclopedia consisting of eight  volumes bound in cloth. This set  cannot be duplicated at double the  price. Call at this office and examine them.    "  COURTEN'AY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  C. H. TARBELL.  u  DFALER \IN  Stoves aiid Tinware!  ������������������   ��������� \ CUMBERLAND, B./C. , ���������  Espimalt & Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE  EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.   ���������  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. 4 Saturda  A.M. A.M.  De. 9:00  Victoria Dc. 3������  "   9:30  Goldstream "   3:1  "   10:19 Shawnigan Lake .... "   4.)  "   10:58 Duncans 4;  P.M. P.M.  "   12:30 Nanaimo 6d  Ar. 12:_5 Wellington Ar. 6j  WELLINGTON   TO VICTOIIIA.I  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  Dc. 8:25   "   8:46....  '' 10:0.   10:42.  No. 3 Snturda  A.M.  ......Wellington ..Do.    Nanaimo " "d   Duncans....-  "  .Shawnigan Lake  "  "11:33     Coldstream  Ar. 12 00 m.       ... Victoria Ar. 6 251*;  Reduced lates to and from nil points  Saturdays uiilI Sundays good to return M^  day.  For rates  and   all   information    apply I  Company's������)ffii-C������(.  A. DUNSMUIR, Gko. L. COURTNEYl  Pkissident. TrafHc Managd  W_5    ARE    PREPAR]  TO  TURN OUT   EVERJ  THING   IN   THE   LIN������  OF JOB   PRINTING   1]  PLEASE THE EYE ANJ  A  SUIT THE   TASTE  REA.S0 NABLE    PRIC1  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  [^msa***-^.   LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices  ^ntly been made by Sir Wilfrid | Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CU.V_BEL.LAND,    B.  C.  The Money you spend  Is still to your Credit.  men a man buys SHOREFS '[(eady'f ailored Clothing,  the money lie pays for it is really on deposit as it would be in  a bank. It the clothes do not prove to be satisfactory in  every respect) lit, finish and workmanship he can go back to  the dealer and get his money back. What more can you ask?  * This guarantee is a part of every sale of Shorey's Clothing.  A card to that effect is found in the pocket of each garment.  You do not find such cards in the pockets of ordinary clothes.  Now do you?  For Sale by Stevenson & Co.  -������������������->��������� _Lt-  1


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