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 EIGHTH .YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. TUESDAY, APRIL    3rd,   1900.  A  COTLTNTY COURT.  ^ Naturalization papers read. J.  K. Ashman, T. E. Banks, Nakano  and Lim Ping.    No other ca^es.  ���������the happy knack they seem to possess of making a success uf these fun- j  ctiouBimancially   a<nd at the same  LOCAL ITEMS,  ,4.  iFROM. ,T.IIE, FOLLOWING ..NOI^D SltJBD  HOUSES:  The Steel Briggs Seed-Go.,- Lti?,  jD. M. Ferry & Co.,.  Jay..& Co., Victoria, B. C. <  SBJULK SEEDS:--  Sweet Peas .(EclaorcTs   mixed), no cts. \  per <}z., 3 ozs,. for ^gcts.  n " ' /Nasturtiums   (tall),,  ho .cts.  per 0^,   3���������������  bzs. for .2 q els: .  , .Nasturtiums (dwari)., "1,5 cts. per cz., 2!  ' ozs. for 2 5  cts,.  Timothy (seal.brand).    '  Red Clover.(lynx brand).  ;/V   Austrian Brome* Grass. -  'Getmit prices before purchasing.  -.".-' r.        ,,. - , - , -  . lA$\ Seeds warrantedifresh,.  CITY OOUNCIIi.  <    -,  ''Council met'March 2G.    Present  Mayor   and   . Alchamen    Willard,  Ce-jsfoid   and    Calnan.      Minutes  read adopted..  Discussion   re h'yd.ranls and fire  protection generally.  Moved Ivy; Ald.^Calnnn  and sec-  ,onded by Aid. Cessford   that a flag  be procured fdr-City-Hall.    Corried .  and Clerk was   instructed   to write,  for prices.   "  Communications from Fire Company re requirement?: Fire Com:  pany Committee met arid discussed  matters. Clerk in-tructed to'write  for paces of hose cart and other  things. "'.'*'  time of   giving"-vis;toip-f-a p easant  ivening.  IKT CONDjOI/EKTCE.  s&  :Nidbdtleis1/&---Rehduf9?:C;d^  .   ' ,.  -/6t YATES" STREET, /VICTORIA,, B.'C;^     ^    v  \     ''HkRbViiWS, MTLL -AN������   -Mll;d^G'��������� ^ACHTN,ERY,    S  'A^D'FARMrNG'   'AND   UMLiYiSLi   IMPLEMENTS    |  -OF; ALL KINDS.     ' "  '"    ���������' ���������   :. y     I  Agents foi McCormick Harvesting Machinery. $  Write for prices and particulars.    P.O. Drawer 563.'       ' ' &  ' A sad event occuxed at Comox  last week/ The 'day ,-after the departure of "Mr. R: S. JVfcConnell ior  Engla.'d -his two >yeac old ..child  died of heart failure'. Accounts1 say  thai the little'I thing had been deli'-':  cate since birth-".and on Saturday,.  ' 24th'it 'laid .do.yyn"as if to sleep' and ,  died a, most1 instantly," ' "We tender  our empathy .to the bereaved hioth-  ' er and to the faiher.'now absent. -    !  PERSONAL.  1   Judge Harrison came -up 28th to (  hold County Court.  Mrs. ' Wil iam   Dee   is   -vi-iiing  Iriends in Cumberland.  Miss   Abr.iKis    returned     home  Wednesday frum  a  visit t > friends  in Nanaimo.  The amiling face of our   Andrew '  Seater was seen on the steamer from  Nanaimo last week,  AuJfercvOTR.      . i  ���������    Mr and Mrs.' Ryder   left Friday '  'forNaai&iiiie.    It is' expected   thai;  they'will be back before very long.  _ 0 '  &<  @g^sasaggsagssas^ggsssss ejggSfT'=ess@g@ssssg@egsgsgg  ,   CARPETS,      LINOLIUMS, '     CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnisiaingsfpf afl!   Kinds, in:   the  Latest "Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading  Manufacturers throughout the w;r Id.  SAMPLES  FREE ON  REQUEST,  . ' Mrs. G.,L". "Coiirtt./ay, of the E.  & N.-Ry. Co. can e up.a short time  a^o with hVr little ' child.- who liad  been* .unwell, think.ng thai, she  trip w.)u'd' .do'it^ good' W.hiie on  the way- the little one' was. taken,  willi convulsions V������nd wa������ .treated  at 'Cmiox by Dr.' Millard- >%Mrs.  Courtsr:ey returned to Victoria with-  , the child apparently better, but we  - since hear of,its death.  * <! *  ' The eldest boy of Mr. Patterson  of the.camp die I on the morning of  the 28Lh after-a long attack of Typhoid fever. (Five of the .family  have now been'down vith the disease, and one child is at present very  ill. The 'UHifoitun itc family aie  having more than their shaie of ill  luck and have the sympathy of all  in their sad bevea.vemout.  "   FISH STORY, NO.  1.  Now the fishing season is on the'  usual crop of large catch accounts  begin to. reach the "sanctum. We  have been to some trouble ini glean-  ing the wheat from the chaff, in  other, words pickiug out "Honor  bright, real true" ones from the elu'  bious. ^ The .following has .been  sworn ;to,: ,l  '  -    "Dear Editor ���������Joe P. went'fish-  'ing   S-s-s-s-satiirday   up the   lake  and caught a.'trout weiehinir 5^ lbs  when difted int nthe" - ;boaW   I guess .  lt.cuuldn't'   havev-Beeii' quite   de.id  anebmust   have grown" a "little ber  fore Joe;got ;1iome for it then weigh-,,  ed 6 1'is.    Novv, this'kittled  up wee  > Jo'dc, so to keep up his.t reputation',  ,he 'started out and fislied   all night  but: "Jyo-s'h   mu! -tie "only   catched  yen <" weighing   "fi': V^u'n.*" " "'Frank  Crawford managed to   bust the 're-  cod,' however, for after several dav'f'  hard  fishing he   brought   in a red  ���������c -d weighing 3 5 lbs. _ Caught it in  Jimmy White's  bay   with a silver  hackle.    Wattie Wilson  can swear-  to this for he corralled   the half of  it ani cuoked it."    Your3 'Truly, -  8quib.   o   Who stole-the milk caix?  Three   Japs  werescorched.al.it,  in No. 6 Shaft Saturdaj^    ''\  v Friend John of the HftJfmay,.fc'JB  said, contemplates openings lar.i.-  di}' shortly.  Any onedn need .of dental attei.-  _dance'  should   -take . advantage <t������^t  Mr. dice's visit next week.  .There will be a   meeting   at ,the"  Fire   Brigade   F.iday  .night,    aM  -  uiembeis are requested to attend.  We .are .-sorry, to hear .that friend '   .  Ciifi'e 'of the '"'���������Lome" ' has   lost a  valuable horse. - "He suffered long -  but how he is .at'rest.''  The   boilers ftf ..the aiew  fan ai  No. 4 is now.sei; and' .ready for ac-   ,,  tion.    Drew, is how happy |or.lie ie   '���������  aome again' with the boy.' '    ]'\  t Mr.L. J.   Seymour has  resigned  the editorship of- the Van   Anda,  ,  Coast.'Miner to ^Mr. J. P. JLa.wson    '-  Luck to you J. P. ' \    ,. '  The   eldest ,'soti of   Mr.   W;   B. ',  Walker - has been stricken   with a  very, severe . attack  of apendioitia.  , He was   takqn.ro  Victoria  -Friday..  to be operated on.  Dr.' Millard's vaccination   seems  to be taking  in, most - cases  and in   ;  must case,-; 'with ��������� .but " s'light ciisc5m-    ,'  fort to the subjects. , A proof of ihu   ' '  purity of the. Vaccine.        ^ ' "���������- ^ J    -    '  * " l > -,  It iS'0n,cSie-i-.tapi8,that<ttt'herH'ayeB' ';-.,  mine o^  Alberni is under ' ne'gotia- r~-\r  tiojjs for sale to'oastern ^capitalistsr i '*:?'.$?  s'for a lusrge frigure .  Weil-'into5-the- '- ' ?'/'^|  V.'-  --o-  'Our new Six Story Show Ro'>rns are conceded to- be the  ���������most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment  in all Canada.   'Come arnd see us vvhen'in Victoria.  TO rite -to.  Samples':- !  3Frce.-'-ou i  'ikequ,est ^  ^'.   Complete.J^tmhishers, VICTORIA, 1$. C. I  AN D WEEK FOLLOWINC  AjZjZLI OQO.BS. ^.T1-  fust opened upborne   iVIEN'S   SUITS  ���������Come and examine.  for Spring and Summer.  -���������SAIiS OF 1V011K.  The Ladies' Aidcof the Methodist  Church held a mo-t gratifying sale  of articles  most dear to  the feminine heart,   but  utterly   incompre-  hpn-ible to the man beast,   on 27'h  in Cumberland   Hall.    The   stalls  were most tastefully fitted   up and  wero   presided over bv:   Mcsdames  W. ' Mounce   .and    Banks,   fane/  goods;   Hicks ap.d   Clinton,   plai'.  sewing;-Misses-Mt.-Kenzie and Hay- ���������  W>odi candy.'    A    large   number of  ladies attended  to the refreshment  de])artment and the President, Mrs.  L Mounce assisted  all.    The c/>n-  '.ert in the evening   was largely attended and many, local performer  took   part.    llev.   Mr.   Hicks   deserves great  credit for  the a mount  df vv(.>ik and trouble  he has i.unde:-  taken in    getting up.  the glees and  part song.    All .the music,   was supplied    by hitu    as    ivell as   that of  many of   the songs.    While  every  number    was highly   creditable to  the   '.respective   performers.      We  must   make special   mention   of a '  sang,not liitheri-o sung here.    "Her, '  Majesty," a beautiful   and stirring  war song   {'which \7as   sang by Mr.  Mo-re     in   .fine    style.     A  .most  thoughtful   and .kindly   act .-at the  ���������close   ofthe   pe.formance  was the  presentation   of a   handsome   silk  -.cushion by the ladies to. Mrs.. W. B.  .Anderson, who   played aceomparfii'-  joaenls.  We; congratulate  -.the Aid  upon  R>������?,zieri, an Itnlian miner working iivNo. 4 Siope, was killed Monday morning by a fall of rock. Inquest te-day.   *  It is   reported   that   at   a smali  meeting called   by Wm.   McAllan.  the man of   "resolutions" at Courtney last, -night he   suggested that ii  delegate from  here   to   the Liber*j j  Convention at  Vancouver voted ah j  Nanaimo   desired    their   expense.1- j  would   be paid     To   the  credit o: f  ihe district be it said,   a proniinen  i'<rnj' v Liirow cold   walcr tji������ tins bv  teJiu^ hi.rj the  delegates   weie no.  to .be.coercw.d/ '  Dr.Beadn'eli of [��������� Den man Island  went home Frioay after a long siege.,  of illness at his daugmer's, Mrs. iJ.  Smith, Jr  of the Bay.    It   appears  that he came .to Comox for achauge  after a severe   attack of   influenza.  Going into Mr.   Holmes'  store one  day, ho sat   down,   when   the.s-.-at  gave way and he   fell against some  hard   object   and  fractured   a rib.  When getting better of tuis pieuiisy .  cet in and he was key tin bed for two  months and is still very weak. A s D r,  Beadneil   is well up   in  years, all  this .has gone   hand   with him and  D.r. Millard   has had   an   anxious  time fetching him through it all.  -hundred thousands  ...      - .,,,.,...  Geo-gie Tur^buUl is still limping/  >bo'ut\oa, .crufcb.es   but it is quite-.-.  evidt-nt that he is improving lor "we- '-'  saw him pegging' away dowja,M.a;rvy-'  port Avenue! the other  day���������'way  down towards*ilie swamp end. ���������'  We have received Mr. M. J���������  Henry's catalogue which is the  neatest and- completest we have  seen issued by any provincial nur-  .seryman f6r some .time. The  front piece is a monochrome photogravure of a bunch of palms, ferae  and other foil age plants and -the  book of 80 pages is a full list of all  plants and trees ior the garden^,  house and oichard.  Two . young people of   our .town  agreed to   form a  board   of two, t������  arbitrate on the   marriage question  Thursday.    Cur popular townsman  Mr.    George   Gibson and  Miss A.  Vennaivk   were  the  two  sensible  ones.     Friends   flocked   about dn  the evening and   we:e tr-ated .right  royally   by   Mr.   Gibson   and his  charming wifp.    The  News wishe*  them every happiness and-prosper-:-'  itv: ' .���������..:���������..'"���������>'  Vj)"icn*K*i������n-u"njru*C7KCc3*)tt������s������muwivmw i hiixiuhwii  ���������AliD 0.F THANKS.  The'Ladies' Aid of the Methodist  Church beg to thank the friends  who so. materially assisted in  ruddering the Sale of Woik and  JCulo^Lahjiieiit thev proved to be.  Pro Aid,  M.. B. McC.  We are   in -recei.pt   of a   cocpy of  ttis Maiclr"Patent Record" a magazine puidished in   Baltimore, Md.  which has struck  onr   fauey   as a  most suitable   puMication   for the  gvneral# reader as   well' as  for those  interested    in   inventions.    A railway story by F.   Spearman' beging  the   number.:,    descriptive   matter  next; then n.-tes on all new patentg  and   inventions,   &c.    The   whole  nicely illustrated with wood .cuts of  p.etty american scenes. ���������  .On 2.7th. the Sunday school-'scholars of Grantham'w ere the reci{.dents  of certain prizes .given by xVlr. R^  McDonald of Black Cseek.  A medal for seeing was captured  by Miss INlay Grant. .Prize ha:'-  best cake, Ma&gie Hardy. Silver  medal A. Sahn nd Jr. Bibles  were yirescnted to the best scholars  by Mrs. A.1 Salmond. Refreshments were served .anda most enjoyable time spent- /h Harvey  ;iiSv  3Y_  CXAR^.  HJAUVlRJ  ^  [CopyrJsht, IS93. by the Author.]  " Hi.H;.," said Mnsda.. " open ������h'-  dtjor.   ulf-.isf1 "  *' "What, d<>  yon wan'! '."  '"Moihtr is  aiil'-ns down   in  tin*  parlour with  Mr.  Fiik-.k.  and  she sent ni'1  ,i.p to say tha/. lh������y arc waiting to see  ysu in your wpdf'.ijig eown."  ���������' I jim not ready yet."  ���������'Put why-don't you allow anybody  to holji you 7 Mother is vory much of-  t<-nu<-6 hpcau."e von wouldn't let her in.  T'.'it Mr. F'-.'lfk knows nothing about it.  She- says nothing-but what is nice about  yen'to him."  Kulda ros-'G listlc-SKly, went to the  d<x������r. and unlneked it.' Mag.la. enveloped in a cloud of ldtohon odours, entered with bustling haste, pushing back  her hair with both hands. Her cheeks  , were hoi from Iho fire, and her eyes  full of housewifely cares. She sro-pped  in the middle of the floor when sh������ saw  hr-r lister, and striking her hands together she exclaimed :  " 1!ut, dear Uukla. what is the mat-  tec ?"  Hulda met her glance for an instant,  but fearing perhaps-she read what was  in her mind, she dropped her eyes with  a strange, rigid look, and stood staring  . at the floor. When she glanced up  again, as with a determination not to  betray herself, the colour flared out  upon her,ohr-o]fS a.nd necic, and her eyes  ��������� slowly filled with leans. There was an  anguish of soul in her gaze which  moved even the'practical Magda.  "' Are you ill. dear ?" she cried, starting forward with a face full of eager  sympathy. ��������� ���������  "-No, I am- only cold," answered  Hulda. shivering,  " .Let me help and dress you. You  must not sit' here in" negligee and catch  Gold. You need lo be well now���������more  than ever."  She lifted the v old-fashioned gown  from the chair and ran her fingers caressingly over its glossy texture.  " I wish it were I who was goine; to  'bo married," she said, with" thoughtless,  girlish glee.  " J wish it were." Hulda replied, listlessly.  " You don't mean that, "surely."  " Yes I do, with aill my heart."  " You don',t mean to soy that you are  thinking of that hare-brained engineer  .yet '{" Slagda queried,   with  a kind of  blunt heartiness.  " Oh. what is the good of it. ?" was  he r sister's   non-committal reply.  She had risen now. and was submitting Quietly to Jfagda's defL manipula-'  tions. She had pulled the skirt of her  iveddhig gown over her head, and filled  :he mom with the faint ������perfume of  lavender which lingered like the ghost  of forgotten days among its prim folds.  " To thifl'k that mother ever could  have gotten into this gown,".' Magda  ejaculated, wi-tti a keen appreciation ot  the difficulty which the problem presented. "But isn't it delicious, thoug-h'  ���������that high waist way up under the  arms. It makes yo-u look clike���������like���������  Marie    Antoinette���������"  " Led to the execution," supplied  Hulda,  lugnj-briously,  " No, I don't know that it was Mar.ie  Antoinette I was thinking about. I only  meant some���������some great la-dy of the  olden time."  In toe midst of her glib discourse  Hulda cauig'ht a glimpse in the mirror  of a peculiarly mournful and compassionate glance, and she fancied she detected in her sister's voice a strained  note, aa if sihe were choking down a  sot). R flashed upon her. that Magda,  in ' order " to', oh'e&r. her, was sOiam-ming-  this exaggerate! light'heartedness. In  reality5 she was deeper than s'he chose  to appear.  " I declare I shall have to let out both  the seams in the back, and I am afraid  they will show," she exclaimed, with  the same forced, gayety, " a*vd by the  time youT daughter gets ready to wear  *t t^eira will not be any more sesuxt������ to  let out. But probably she will b������ slender,  like Falck."  Here she gave a Utile gasp, and their  glances met once more in the mirror,  viuIda turned abruptly about, stared  a.t her sister with a wan, incredulous  face, and the next moment bhey lay in  each other's arms, and wept as if their  hearts would break. '  Tlie minutes crept slowly along, and  the candles had burned down to their  sockets. Hulda si 111 wc-pt quietly, and  Magda sat stroking her hair and uttering low. soothing; sounds of endearment  ajid ctu'i so-last ion. Then there came again  a knock at the iloor-���������a. sharp, alar-ming  knock, and thev both started up, >/ipec-  av>av the traces of their tears, and began "hastily to smooth tih-eir disordered  hair.      ..     ���������     ' . . ,    ���������,,  ���������"'What has  become  of  you,   girls.'  their  mother's voice  enquired,   sternly.  ������������������ Open the door instantly.   Your fatner  and Falck have been waiting for you a  full hour." , ..  " We'll be down in a moment, mother ���������' Magda answered, hurriedly, ���������' Hulda v.-as not feeling well, and 1���������1���������was  trying to help her." she finished, stnug-  "iing~ again with, a sob in. her throat. (>  ������ " Well I give you ten minutes more,  the'mother', replied, and to their great  relief siie walked away without insisting'upon   being  admitted,  ���������' I am afraid I shall be a sad-looking  bride" Hulda remarked, submitting  again to her sister's friendly ministration?. The wedding, gown w as, wan  -ome effort, finally laced, without let-  tirg out the seams, and after dipping  their faces in cold water they braced  themselves for the ordeal, and.descend-  v-A hand in hand into the parlour.  ping   into 'a   knot   on   the   top   of   her  head.      When  she    had     finished    her  toilet,   she   took from a bureau  drawer  an   old   breastpin   and   watch   chain   of  gold,    and   an   old   savings    bank,   and  shook   out   into   her   lap   about   $39   _n  small   silver   coins.      The     counting   of  these   took some  time,   and  she  heard  the   clock   in   the   lower   hall   strike'la  before all her preparations were at an  end.     Into a valise she had packed the  most   indispensable  garments,' and she  now   stood   still   in   the   middle   of  the  floor,   wondering  what  she  could  have  forgotten.       Her   eyes   fell     upon     the  wcuding  gown,   which   caught  the  dim  rays   of   the   moon   in   its   glossy   folds  ami  gleamed with a soft lustre.     The  bondage,  the     hateful,      soul-crippling  bondage  which   it  symbolized,   rose  in  all   its   revolting   degradation     to   her  vision,   and  she  had   for a  moment  a  wild impulse to tea'r it into shreds.   But  the reflection  that the noise  would   be  sure to wake her sister restrained her,  and   she  paused   once   more   to   tuke   a  last   lingering   farewell     of   the   room  within  which  she  had  spent  so   many  hours   of   misery   and   happiness.      It  seemed  so  closely  identified  with   her  experience    as    almost    to    seem  part  of herself.     All  the knots  in the ceiling,   all  the  faces and  shapes   of   fantastic beasts in the, grain of the wood,  and the figures of the wall paper were  po   delightfully   familiar   that   it   cost  her  a   violent  wrench   to   tear   herself  u.\v.ay      And there lay the dear, blunt,  big-hearted  Magda      with      her ready  tears and her inexhaustible sympathy.  Hew could she leave her to the terra*  of surprise  which  would  overtake her  at waking !     And the added pang, too,  which  she  had  to,inflict   upon   her   of  not having shared with her her secret !  How   deeply   that 'would   wound   her !  "With a heart'full of yearning affection  she   stooped   over   her   sleeping   sister,  gazed   at   ITer   long   and     fondly,   and  with   remorseful ��������� tenderness  pressed   a  kiss upon her lips.    Magda laboured in  her  sleep,   mumbled  some   inarticulate  v. ords,  and  relapsed  Into  unconsciousness.    Hulda,  brushing away all weak  regrets as  once  brushes  away  a cobweb,   flung  her'cloak about, her,  seizing her'valise, and slipped noiselessly  into   the   hall.      The   impetus     of  her  resolution, bore her along as on wings,  and  she descended  the stairs and unbarred/the great hall door with a sort  of somnambulistic ease, as if all things  she   touched,   and  her    body  included,  were imponderable substances, yielding  a   blind   obedience   to   her   will.      She  closed   the   door   with   the   same   faii-y  facility,  and stole  along the  walls  of  the   house   toward   the. servants'   hall,  where  Nils  and the  stable boy   slept.  She   was well  aware  of  Nils'   staunch  loyalty,  and had resolved   to  take the  risk of entrusting her plan to htm.    It  was   about  twenty   English    miles. to  BECKLESS GAMBLING  OUR  MISSION     INDIANS   ARE  FIERCEST OF PLUNGERS.  THE  Tliey Will Play SingT Gamble, a  Gnesttiag Game. Till They Have  Lost Everything;'They Own. Even  the Clotliin.gr on Their BsteltH.  Temccula' is one of the 11 mission Indian pueblos iu' southern California. It  is situated among the Sierra Aladre  mountains." All the mission Indians in  California are famous gamblers, but the  Temeculas are the most reckless plungers  among any'-redskins, in the west. The  Sabobas, Teniescals and , Packangos are  also proficient gamblers.    Every April or ,1 mat  May these little remnants of former  great tribes meet for a season-of gambling.    <>  The mission Indians seem to have been  born for gambling. No white gamblers-  will risk their all so complacently as tlitr  red people do, and no professional white  plunger ever staid so persistently at gaming. All bucks and squaws gamble. The  Indian agents audi the whites who have  lived among the redskins to teach them  habits of sobriety and industry have almost abandoned hope of reclaiming Lo  and his family from gambling ways.  They can curtail the drink anbit, but the  love of games of chance never. There  have been many times when a tribe has  parted with everything by which it may  live and provide some sort of arlivelihood  to the winners,of a long gambling game.  But for the help of charitable people and  out eight wooden chips-sind one black one,  nine in all- Then lie will click them several times and magically cover them with  shavings. Then he will separate the  .chips and shavings and show two piles of  whin- chips. In a twinkling he will  make passes .with his hands, holding the  nvii piles of chips about his head, under  his blouse and about bis anatomy so fast  that a three card numte sharp would  wonder at' his dexterity.  The chatting suddenly ceases, and every eye is turned to some one of the dealers who are performing all manner of  rapid passes to deceive the eyes of the  bettors, of the opposite tribe. When the  bets have been made, the dealers suddenly cease their passes aud gyrations, and  by a dexterous movement throw the chips  and shavings from one hand upon the  If   the   black   chip   is   there,   one  4  WONDERFUL ASTHMA RECOVERIES..  Clarke's      Kola       Compound      Officially  Tested     by   the   British      Columbia  Government   at   the    Home   for   Incurables,     Kamloopi,     B.   C,,  Medical     Superintendent     Pronoun  ced Long standing    Cases    Cared.'  the  point has been'scored by the tribe that  bet it was there. Tf it is in ��������� the other  hand, the tribe ban lost a point to its opponents.  As the game progresses the backers of  the players, who are ull intensely, almost  insanely, interested in the outcome, because of having staked their worldly  wealth upon it, encourage them and assist them in every way possible." Tbe  squaws' are as interested as their lords.  They arrange themselves in lines, on either side of the players and occasionally  break into monotonous chants or indulge  in the peculiar movements that pass for  dancing among the American aborigines.  All uight long this is kept up without intermission, the Indians apparently being  incapable of fatigue.  To the spectator the game is most monotonous, but, uever so to those who have  Many temporary relief asthma remedies  have during the past few years' been placed  before the public, but until the introduction to'  the medical profession of Clarke's Kola-Compound, nothing has been found to have any  effect on preventing future attacks.' The  Medical Superintendent for the home, for incurables in Kamloops, B, C, has had, probably  the best chance in Canada to thoroughly test  this wonderful remedy lor asthma. He reports  that on the three cases of asthma' where  Clarke's Kola Compound has been tried, in not  a single, instance old it fail to cure, and on one  particular case, a lady had L.een confined to her  bed most of the time lor nearly a yt-ar previous  to taking this remedy, and less than three bottles have completely cured her. Over'one year ���������  bus now passed,, and there has not been the  slightest indication of asthma returning  Over 50 cases have ;> .ready been cured h������  Canada- alo e by thlB remedy. Sold by all  druggist.". Free rample bottle sent to any per- '  son. Mention this paper. Addrc-s. The Griffith*  & Maci hi'Dcn Co.. 1 1 Church Street. Toronto,  or Vancouver, I). C, sole.Caniidlan agenta.-  the Indian agents the losers would be al-    bo deep an interest in the outcome of the  most starved. ' play-    1" former days, when tribes came  The one gambling game of the Indians- together to the number of hundreds, and'  of the Pacific coast is known as sine ' even thousands on each.side, when such  gamble. It is a simple game of guess- .forms of wealth as have been introduced  ing, but a red man will wager ail his by the whites were unknown.to them,  household possessions, even to his cloth-, and, they had only their native articles  iug, on the*5 game. Early iu March the ' to wager, when they were dressed in  four,'tribes that join in "the gambling : their native costumes, the scene must  festivity  beseat themselves, facing each   .have been far more wild and picturesque.  CHAPTER XVI.  After tbe exhibition of the wedding  gown the two sisters had gone to bed,  and Magda, after having vainly, tried  to ccax Hulda. into a confidential mood,  had fallen into the dreamless sleep of  weariness. Hulda was too intensely  awake to think, of slumber. When  she had listened for awhile to Magda's  even breathing and satisfied herself  that she was really asleep, she arose  noiselessly and slipped rapidly into her  clothes. Her face was pale with resolution, and her eyes shone unnaturally.  The moonshine which filtered through  the thin window shades gleamed with  a dull sheen'upon the great coil of yellow  hair   which   she  was  hastily  slip-  ' I xtxtnt you to liclp me, Nils."  Barholm, the nearest station, where  the steamboat touched during the winter months, and she would be sure to  be overtaken before morning if she attempted to walk this distance carrying  a heavy valise.  The groom's bedroom ��������� was a large,  low-ceiled apartment, with smoky walls  and rafters, and pervaded with the  smell of tar, greased boots .and clothes  hung up to dry. She would never  have ventured into its gloom and unpleasant odours excopt under the stress  of a great resolution. She groped her  way to!. Nils* bed and shook him by  the arm. To her astonishment he rose  immediately to a sitting posture, rubbed  his eyes,  and asked  drowsily :  " What's, the  matter ?"    '  He did riot recognize her face in the  twilight, and therefore betrayed no surprise.  "I want you to help me. Nils," she  said in a strained whisper.  " Who  is it ?"  " It is I���������Hulda."  Nils became wide awake in an Instant, bounded out of bed. without the  least regard for ceremony, pulled on  his trousers, and she had scarcely  reached the outer vestibule before he  had overtaken her. She could hardly  trust her eyes, when she saw ' him  stand before her, completely clothed.  "What is it, Miss Huldy V" he asked  anxiously, c  .'.' Will you promise me ��������� first, Nils,  that whet-hen you help me or not, you  will never tell any one ?"  " Trust me for that, Miss Huldy. I  ain't   the   tellm'   kind."  " I know that. Nils, and that's the  reason I came' to see you. I want you  to hitch up the big roan, an<i drive me  as fast as the horse wil'l cai-ry us to  Barholm."   ���������  " The little bay Is faster, Miss Huldy.  But the steamer does not leave there  until 5 o'clock."  " I know it. Nils, and ye-u will hurry  all  you can."  " Trust me for that. Miss Huldy.  other, and are ready for business. The  tribal adherents of the rival players  range themselves in the rear andn watch  the game with intense interest and bet  recklessly. A paleface cannot- imagine  the' excitement they suppress as their  black eyes follow the game., One of the  players -takes ten chips, one of them distinguished from the others by a white  ring, and' divides them into two equal  piles and carefully mixes them with the  bark shavings. - He then grabs one pile,  shavings and all, in each hand ��������� and  moves his hands in u circle rapidly from  right/to-' left, while one of the opposite'  side'guesses in which baud he holds the  white ringed chip, or "queen," as it is  called. ' If the guess is right, one of the  tally sticks is* taken from the player's  pile and ^given to the guesser, but if  wrong the guesser's pile suffers.  The guessing" is done with deep .study  and after-the - most earnest possible  watching of-'the passes of the chips and  the shavings from otic band to the other:  Each side starts with 00 sticks, and  when;one side has won them all'the.game  will come to-au end. The Indians tremble .with excitement, and the squaws  chatter excitedly among themselves concerning the conduct of "the gaming operations and the respective winnings aud  losings. Bets are constantly being made,  not' on the separate plays, but on the  outcome of the game, and all will be settled at the same time. The bets consist  of money, blankets, horses, guns, cows,  harness and everything the bettors possess, even to the clothing on their backs.  Occasionally the gaming will become  very noisy, and tho tribes will endeavor  to cheer their respective tribal players  and therefore help their own bets toward winning by shouts and yells and  deep guttural songs. Fancy what a noise  would be made by a lot of excited Indians yelling the following:  ney-yo, ho-ho!  Hey-yo, ho-ho, ho-ho!  Ayce, ho-ho, ayee, ayee!  Ming-i, Mingi; Pachangot  Ah, oil. a-a-a  Ho-yah-wah-who  Pa-chan-go!  The whole assemblage of redskins take  up this yell and continue it over and  over,' keeping time with their clapping  hands and swaying bodies. The dealers,  who are meanwhile silently playing the  game of sing gamble for their respective  tribal bettors, also keep time with their  movements with" the wooden chips. A  dealer will seize a double handful of  shavings  and   then  ostentatiously   count  Now the men wear woolen shirts'and  overalls, and the women are' arrayed in  slovenly calico dresses, with shawls over  their shoulders.���������Sau Francisco Bulletin.  A  lledliot Klood.  An example of inix������'d metaphor waji  l.e.'irfi at a seamen's meeting at South  SiiiHds last'week, an enthusiastic speaker urging the crowd to "take the tid������* by  the Mood and grasp il'red hot."���������London  Chronicle:      .    '       rt _,  It is astonishing how much more trn-  conifortable a pew is nrtcr two hours  than a I heater seat.���������Somerville Journal.  Too Fast.  The Maid���������He and your husband art  fast friends. '   ..        ..    ^  Tbe Matron���������That's what I'm afratf  of.���������Kansas CitT Independent.  Gratefnlnena.  "I'm the man you saved from drowning yesterday."  "YesV 1 suppose you came to express your thanks."  "Well, yes���������no���������that is, you see. in  pulling me out of the water you completely ruined my clothes, and I  thought you might give me another  suit."���������Fliegende Blatter.  The  Fair. Day  Friend.  ' Oh, where are the frifiids you. knew  In the days .vvtien you toiled liway���������  In the days when your friends were fair���������  The old. friends, where are they?  You have left them. Tor men  Who looked down on you then  As one of inferior metal;  While you flourish your wealth  They will drink to your health  And alway-3 expect you to settle.  When the dark days come again,  Stop not at the gilded door;  Go'back to the old haunts then  And the friends you knew before;  Everybody's your friend  While you've money to spend.  You are hail fellow while you' rt In clover.  But a friend at a price  Will have only, advice  To give when your hurrah is orer.  Preferred creditors an*, rhe kind that  don't call too,o'ffen.��������� Kansas' City Stnr.  '. Chronic Bronchitis Cured,  Mr.. Charles    B.   Beid,, the .   leadinc  draggi** of   Bevelstoke, B. _C.-, W������: **I.  have every reason to, believe  Griffiths,  Menthol    Liniment: will    odre   ohronlo  bronchitis]   A lady oustomer says she has  been troubled with ohronlo bronchitis Cor  Jean, and that thin liniment has onred  er completely. It always gives the beat  satisfaction to xny customers. 85 oanis.  All druggists. '   i '���������-  Why She Blushed (nieen.  , "I  beard that  young m:m: who calls  on   Sist������������r   Rose  quoting  poetry   abent  lier'uame last night." said'the bad boy.  "Hush!" exclaimed Sister Rose.',, ,  "What did he say?" asked the bad  boy's equally bad brother.        '   -  "He said something about many, a  flower being born to blush unseen," an-  swered the bad boy. '���������>  "He must have been kissing her. In  the  dark,"   suggested  the   bad   boy's-  brother.       : ���������_ ^ <  1   You need not'oough,all- night and ..ifisH-  turb your friends;   there  is   no1 occasion  for you running the risk  of contracting  inflammation of the lungs or 'consumption  while- you  can   get  Bickle's  Anti-Con-.  sumptive  Syrup.     This medicine  ouree  coughs, colds, inflammation of the  lungs  and all throat and chest troubles.. It pro-,  motes  a  tree  and    easy1"* expectoration,  which  immediately  relieves- the   throat,  and lungs from viscid phlegm.  t .  .Do aa a Substitute.  fOtir tattooed man is sick," said th������"  assistant.  "Well," replied the musum manager,  "we ought to be able to Arid a football  player with enough black and bl������������  spots on him to do as a substitute."���������  Chicago Post.  I know MINARD'S LINIMENT wfll  cure Diptheria.  JOHN D. BOUTILLIER.  French Village.  I know MINARD'S LINIMENT will  cure Croup. J. 3?. Cunningham.  Cape Island.  I know MINAR'DS   LINIMENT  is  the besc remedy on earth.  Norway, Me:        JOSEPH A. SNOW.  PAPER AND WOOD.  Dft. CHftSE'STREATMENTFOR'THE. LIVER  The Importance'of the  Functions" of tho  I.lver-It������   Influence   Over   Oth*i-OrS������is  of theUody-0L>r. Chase's  K.i<liiev-Llver  Pills..  To b������ continued.  Oiitcroppinj^s.  The Observer���������I'm sure Jack proposed to K.itty last uight.  She���������Why?  The Observer���������Because she is as lively as a cricket today, and lie's solemn  and serious, feeling the weight of the  groat responsibility he has assumed.���������  Philadelphia North American.  Help In������ ntm.  "Charitable man. Jenks is."  "Really?"  "Yes. A poor fellow stopped us on  the street today and asked us to help  him get the price of a meal. I gave  him a dime."  "Jenks did better?"  "He gave him a toothpick."���������Philadelphia Press.  No organ in the human body has a  greater influence oa tue general health  than the liver.  A lorpid, sluggish liver leaves poisonous, morbid bile m the blood, which  up.-ets the notion of the whole system.  There is iudigestion, fullnebs. fermentation, flatulency and oppression in  the stomach.  The tongue is coated, the head aches  and ihere is loss of sleep, depression of  spirits and spells of dizziness and weakness.  The bowels are constipated and loose  by turns, and gripping pains are frequent.  The fkin tells of the poisoned state  of the blood, by pimples, blotches and  liver spots.  In sympathy with the liver the kidneys become clogged and inactive, the  urine hi?hly colored, and there are  pains in the back and under the left  shoulder blade.  Shortness of breath and palpitation  of the heart and derangements of the  menstrual functions are among the  symptoms of liver complaint.  Yon should not expect to find all  these symptoms in any one case, but if  any of them are present, it is time to  take prompt action to relieve the system of these morbid poisons.  The liver must have assistance.  The process of restoration will be  hastened if the kidneys uie also invigorated and strengtheneo.  Both these filtering systems are acted  on directly and promptly by Dr.  Chase's Kidney Liver Pills.  It is lhrough the liver and kidneys  alone that the ilood can be freed of  all imparities and the morbid matter  which collects there when the liver is  deranged.  Many a suffering man, many   a   de  spondent woman, has been cured of the1  above dtstrepsirig ailments by   the   use  of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills, the  only remedy that has  a combined   action on both Jiver and kidneys.  The wisdom of Dr. Chase in preparing this wonderful remedy has been  proven in scores of thousands of cases  of complicated diseases of the liver  and kidneys, which could be reached  by no other remedy.  You do not require faith to be cured  by Dr. Chases' Kidney-Liver Pills.  The first dose will help you, and a few  boxes at most will positively cure the  most severe case of liver complaint pr  kidney disease. One pill a dose, 25  cents a box, at all dealers, or post-  raid by Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  Jin one respect this country is falling  behind in wealth, and that is in its forests, especially of pine.���������St. Louis Globe-  Demoi'iiit. I .  r.-iper ������������������manufacturers, after a close  hunt with skilled experts sit their command, find no substitute' for wood pulp  as paper stock. And thoy 'are-buying  mere spruce land lliau '.ever.���������Bangor  Onraciefcial.  War unci  Football.  "Don't you think that tbe word  'game' is the wrong term to apply to  such a dangerous pastime as football?V  asked Mrs. Snaggs.  "Not at all." replied Mr. Snaggs; "at  least'not.so long as tho expression 'the  game of war' is allowable In the English language."���������Pittsburg Chronicle-  Telegraph.  :-'M-  Incurable.  :���������j  "Yes. madam, I have been a Thespian for 15 years."  "Goodness gracious! Can't you do  anything for It?"���������New York Journal ... r
B^MMlfMHIil > '���nil I���rll ~km-    "- ���^��Mfc��/'*��*����^��t*tt*^**��*ie<i��^fc3*>^
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i Ait-ELx-M (i   Jr^xZJESS.
T!ie M owin^ le.ier 10   Farming   from
JY .1. Robertson is   published ?��t   the ie-
que'st of Mr.   J.   K.   Anderson, depnty
minister o/ egriculture:   '
By the kindness of a   generous  friend
who love to   stimulate' t le   activities* of
boys and girls in i-iim i.omes  in such di-
'rections at. wiii ic.i.i    tiiem o-jt (educate)
into happy n\> I useful Vivm,, I am   able to
offer $10,000 in ca.*h pnzca or   the selection of seed ^ru.ii"   on   farms    in all  the
provinces, on .t p/an which   will   lead to
great improvement un the crops through-
1; . but the whole country.
||        Itishighl   des.rab'le that the biv.s and'
girls in fann hoineb should ttuoy this sub-
y ject aticl begin the selection of see 1 yrain
Under the advice and "supervision 01 their
parents.
I. The competition in  every   province
will be open to all boys and girls in it who
have not passed their   eighteenth birthday before the 1st January, 1900.
i) -    II. There will be separate competitions
for each province;   and   the   Northwest
Territbiiesare  to be   considered a> one
L\  province for this purpose..
i       III. The main,competition   will   con-
i tinue for three years; and the  prizes   will
I be- awarded to those who obt.iin the   la--
i #est number 01 marks   on the   following
I plan: *
j,     (a), Any acre of oats, on   the   farm , at
' which the competitor lives, may   be   se
lected for 1900; one mark will be awarded
for every pound in weight of grain of go������d
quality obtained from the ocre in 1900
(b) Liefors the grain   is   harvested in
1900, a quantity oi large    heads shall be
selected to yield   enough  heavy  plump
j' seeds to sow one acre in 1901, and   two
marks will be awarded for   eveay pound
in weight of grain "of  good   quality   obtained   from the acre in 1901.        ,'"  '
"* (c) Before the grain   is   harvested   in
1901; a quantity of large heads   shall  be
' lected to yield ehcug heavy plump seeds
o sow one acre'in 1902; and ihree marks
will be awarded for every pound in weight
'of grain of gosd   quality   obtained  from
lithe acte in 1902.
|\   (d) The competitor,   who   odt.uns   the
largest number of marks in   tbe   total  of
Ithe three year.-, will receive the first prize
tn the province; the competitor who   ob
airis the second largest number of marks
he second prize; and so on for ten prizes
it ever* province. ^^
(e) There will be also prizes for whea^
n the same plan.,'
-(f) The following show   the  prizes'for
li.e piO��-mce." ' '
Oaf*. Wheat,
uriise     S100    $100
Fu 1, p-trucui nix ��wll be 111 iiled- in good
tune to eveiy one ��Bi��eeiHr\ i-> received
ond I am suie ihe i.eu-p..puis wd. ac-
COiu'ihcn iii: ( !.-��� 1 ized v i tirtusy'and'hi i|
;n Jiivnij^ publicity lo an\ fur nei" :iii-
nouncenieiiH. The competitors v. n
doubiie^ dumbei m.my thousand?, ant.
it wll not be practicable to write Jei.er-
to them lntlividtiaJly. The plan provide.-
for 640 prizes, of.which lb aic $100 each.
16 are $7$; '16 are $50 each; and 64 -art
25 ea<.h. i
1 invite the teacbeis to join in  help n&
forward this   educational movement.    1
would not'mi   any   persenal,.   priva-e  01
selfish matter add one Miaiv'io   tlie.ir.u-
ready heavy  burdens ;d   la bur.   , I  tiniil
they do   the    most   vn.u.ible   aud   mo.-,
poorly-paid service of all the   worker n
our country.     However,  in this   c.ise a-
though ihe> may neither .seek nor expeu
ma erial reward, they will, with   thecei-
tainry of seed and   harvest, win the   fulfilment ol the   apt   promise,    "Ctst   tin
bred upon the waters; for thou shait hnd
it alt.r many day*."
' JASl W.  ROIiERTSON.   '
Oitawo, Jan.'I.-.., 19.jo.
fEE PURITAN SCHOOL.
< )   ��      .-11 ���     .������ '
(t   BELIEF  THAT   SPARING THI   ftTjfl
SPOILED THE CHILD.
��� '1
iO
io
50
50
'Jo
25
15
15
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
' 0
5
5
\i 1,',
li'-h
|i".Mi  '
liOh
$205    $295
(g) There will    be   sets   of   prizes   ,ts
ibvoe for Ontario, Quebec, New ' Bruns
Ivick,   Nova   'Scotia,     Prince      Ed.vard
[island, Manitoba, Northwest Territories,
lind British Columbia.
IV. There will also be sets of prizes
linnurtlly for the 100 heads of grain which
Tontaiu thcita^est number of seeds of
[he best quality picked out of those se-
|;cted from the acre each year,
L, (a) Any 100 heads from the acre en-
Isred fcr competition may be picked; one
Jiark will be awarded for every seed on
l/ie one hundread heads and tvyo _marks
lor every grain (in weight) which those
l.eeds weigh.
(b)   The competitor who   receives   the
lirgest nu nber of mrrks will receive   the
\nt prize tn tlie   piovince; the compeli
lir who obtains the second'largest   num.
Jer of m irks, the second    prize;   and   so
|n for the ten prizes in every province.
(v.) The following show the   prizes   for
fae province for 19 >o:
Oits. Wht>it
 $ 25      $25
\"t
pr
?nd
t c
fircl
. .
J��:h
<<
*>th
<(
'V-h:
<<
irth
��.<
p:h'
��� t
>ch
a
Irth
n
'JO
20
15
15
J2
12
10
10
S
S
5
5
5
5
5
5
5.
5
sno   $110
There will be sets of prizes as above,
r Ontario, Quebec, New. Brunswick,
ova Scotia, Prinde Edward Island,
Manitoba, Northwest Territories and
'itish Columbia respectively, in 19*0* -
id also in 1901 and 1902.
itiimary:   100 large head*.
\l-900: O^ta ....$110
t Wheat.. 110
1
|l 90 T: do
11902: do
$220
x 8~% 1.7(50
1,760
J.7<��<��
$ 5,280
hee year lb. grain per acre competition:
[Oata...  $295
lyVfaeat.. 295
$590: x 8���$4,720
$10,000-
JjW All those who desire to enter the
Impetition should send their names and
Pdresses to Professor Robettson, Ot-
J'va, before the 1st May 1900. These
fmmunications should contain only the
lirds "Entry for seed grain competion,"
Id full name and address. . They will
j carried by mail free of postage.
particularly request that no questions
'asked on   these, entry -applications.
' Many Inseiilous Dlctbods Dovi&etl tn Tor
ture the Disobedient) Scholar���The Rod
Mid -the Ferule in  nVeijueiit Dtiuund
Favorite Studies.
Great attention' teas'paid to penmanship. Spelling' was; nou/^t if tho
.. "Wrijjhting" >yere Only fair and flowii??
X have never read of any criticism ol
teachers by either parents* or,- town officers aave in the onp question of writing
Ho,w' deeply chiddi-en. wore; yersed 01
grounded in the knv>wledge-of the pro
per1 use of "Si mine eolings not of interio
gationo peorids-ano. cbmmqes" I do not
know.' A. boundleae. freedom apparently
was given, tis was also in orthography���
��f we judge from the letters of the times'
The school-houst". were cimple"dwel��
ings, often ttimblii.^ down  and  out ol1
repair.    The Boxb'uivy teacher wrote ii;
1681:    ' '        \ "
"Of inconveniences [in the school
house]LI shall mention-no other but th>
confused'and shattered and nastie pot>
ture that it is in, not fitting for to resid-
in, the glass broke., and thereof oh ver.��
raw and cold;the floor very much hrok
en and1 torn up to kindle . fires, tin-
hearth spoiled, the seats some .burned
and out of kilter, that one had well-high
as good keep school in a ho;; stie as in
it" .;" - -
This schoolhouse had been built and
furnished with some care in 16J)2. ' ' "
"The ftioires agreed with Daniel Weldi
that he provide convenient benches with
forms, with tables for the scholars, ami'
a conveniente seate for the sohoolmast.-j
a Deske to,* put- the "Dictionary on anJ
shelves-fct> lay up' bookes.
The, schooimaster "promised and- en
gaged to use his best endeavour both b>
preeefjt arid example to instruct in al"
Scholasticall morall and Theologicall di*
cipline the children so far ns they be ca;>
able ail A..B. C Darians  accepted."   H-
was] paid in corn, barley or peas, th.
value of-25 pounds per annum, and ear!
.-.h:ld through his: parents or guardian>
/urnished half a cord of wood for th
schoolhouse fire:    I^f, this' load  of woo .
were not promptly furnished the ehil<'
suffered, for the master did not allov
him "the benefit of the fire"; that is,  t��
go near enough to feci the warmth.
The children of wise parents like C��*
' ton Mather, were also taught "opin\'./.
and beneficial sciences" such as the rr'v
fery of medicine���a-, mystery indeed i
���-olonial times.
Puritan schoolmasters believed, as di
���Juritau parents,   that sparing the   ro
��� poilcd the child-, and great latitude w;
,iven in punishment; the rod and fern
vere fiercely and frequently pked, as .
English schools of the same date.   Win
young men wore publicly whipped in co
eges,   children   wi-10 sure   to  be w<-
ramed iusmallei'scinsols. Master Lov<
���bat tigerish Boston*.master, whipped t-.
ulprit'with-bi'"Gh rods,   and forced a
fher scholar to hold the suffciWon )j
fjLck. Others whipjjed on the soles of t;
tiCt. and 0110 teacher roared out,  " O:
he Cailills, it is good, for them." N<
aly wc-ro children" whipped, but ma;-
iip<,nio"."t.-5 instruiueuts  of  torture  woi
.iVcnteu. One teacher made his scholn
it. otici " bai"k se*c curueU-upside  dow
���"ith his thuinb 011 the knot of a floor.
Vnuthor toaster of'the-.inquisition  m
���<-:iteit ci, njiipod���a stool with one le
.-HOiiietiines'placed hi't-V' raddle of ifcl.
eat, soin o times-.or 1 ;,:.i:�� t^a^, on whic-
ihe unfortunate tswhoiar u.'csomely bal
meed.    Others -sfi>t out the suft'eriiii.
oupil to cut a bra-tu a of a tree, and mak
.tig a split iuthei.ii-'grs end of thebranch
sprung it on the culprit's nose, and h<
Mtood painfully pinohed." ian. object v-
ridicule" with his" sm-eati'ig" branch 0/
leaver.    One cruel' mast'or m^xied alst
in instrument, of torture w^iiich he call
ed a .'"flapper. "��� It was a heavy piece oi
leather six inches   in diameter with  a
hole in the middle, and was fastened ai
the edge to a pliable  handle.   The pai t>
inflicted by this brutal instrument can
well he imagined.    At another school
whipping of��� unlnckv  wights was  donn
"upon a-peaked 1>-  ��� -k with a tattling."
and this expressi<Tr\>c colonial severity
seemfftotake on an additional force and
cruelty in our minds that we do not��t
all know what a tattling stick was, iu-t
. understand what was meant by a peak
ed block.���Alice .Morse Earle in Ind*'
pendent.
NOTICE.
NOTICE Its    l^iiEHY    GiVEN
that an application will be made
to toe- Legislative    Assembly  01
the Province   of -British    COi.uiia-
bia, at its  next   station,   tor  an
Act to   incorporate  a   Company
with p w r to   construct,   equip,
��� operaie and maintain a  railway
of standard'or any  other  guage.
to, be operated   by   steam,   electricity or any other motive power,
from a point on Johnston Strai.,
Vancouver Island, a   short   distance west-'cf   Chatham   Point,
thence in a   southerly  direction
by the most  feasible route,   to  a
p-.int on or near Upper C.anpi.eh
Lake on the said   I land, and  a
fu.'the. line  of   railway  from  a
point on Johnsto.i SlKxII  a shurt
distance   e*st   of    Beir ' lCl\er,
thence,in  a   southerly direction
by the most feasible   routr, to a
point on or near the North   end
of Bear Lake, and with  power to
construct,     equip,   operate and
maintain necessary branch li.jes;
and to build and   operate  tramways in   connection - therewith,
and   with    power to construct,
operate and maintain  all  nec^s*
sary roads,  bridges, ways, ferries -
and o;her works   and   to   Lui d,'
own and maintain; wharves   and
docks in   connection  .therewith; c
and with power to build, construct,
acquire, own, rquip'and maintain
ship-,, steamers, barges and other
boats and vessels and to  operate
the same on any navigable wateis
witliin'the  Piovince; 'ai.d   with
power to   build,   equip,  operate
and maintain telegraph and tele-
phoneiines in   connection  with
the said railways and   branches;
and with   power"  to   build   and
operate all kinds of plant for the
purpose of supplying light, heat,
electricity and any kind of   motive powei; and   with'   power  to
acquire the water rights, and   to
construct     dams    "and    flumes
for   improving    and   increasing
any    water    lights    or     water
privileges acquiied; and to build,
. own and maintain sawmills, and
wood pulp mills; and with power
to expropriate lands for the purposes of the   Company;  and   to
acquire lands,,bonuses, privileges
or other aids from   any Government, Municipal Corporation    or
other persons or bodies;   and   to
levy and   collect   tolls  from' all
pa'ities using, and on all freights
passing over such railways, tram-
" ways, femes, wharves and vessels
owned and operated by the Company; and with power   to   make
traffic   or    othe^r    arrangements
with railwaj', steamboat or other
Companies,   and1 for    all  other
usual   necessary     or   incident- 1
powers, rights or privileges.
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1900/
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en WOMAN AND HOME.  THE  INTERESTING  CAREER   OF  JULIA  HOLMES SMITH.  OF'.  I- 'fc  Girls Hen "Want to Marry-Moccwlnj  tlie Ideal Footircar-Evcning Pire-  .MldeM In Alualitt���������Business Girl* I:>  the Honsc.  Dr. Julia Holmes Smith, elected in  October, 1S90, to the, deanship of the  National Medical college of Chicago, has  the unique distinction of being the lirw  woman ever elected to such a position.  Of her career Dr. Smith says:  "Whon I was V>, I was sent to New  York and after two years graduated :l(  the Spingler, institute. A brief social sea  von in New Orleans was followed by an  early marriage to Waldo Abbott. One  son was born. Willie .1. A boot t. noted as  well in journalism and literature as iu  Democratic politics.  "After a very brief married life the  misfortunes that came to all southern  people at the close of the war made it  necessary for ine to entei upon an active  life, and the result was che opening of  the first kindergarten ever established in  but if you would hold his don't *trtko the  general public into your confidence.���������  Philadelphia Kocord.  DK, JULIA HOLMES SMITH.  New Haven. Conn. Several years 01  teaching and writing followed, and iu  1S72 a second marriage to Sabin Smith  of New London. Conn. Then a removal  to Boston, where 1 pursued the study of  medicine in the Boston University School  of Medicine for three years.  "Business calling Mr. Smith to Chicago. I assisted in the establishing of the  Chicago Medical college and took a diploma there, entering upon active practice in 1877.  "I lectured at the Chicago Elomeopathic  college   for  some   time,   but   severed   my  connection ' when  the college announced  itself *forr the medical education  of men  only:'.   I was one of the earliest members  of   the    Fortnightly   of   Chicago,   three  times president of the Chicago Woman's  club, founder of the Philosophical society  of Chicago.   In 188T>. at tbe Cotton exposition at  New Orleans, the directors appointed   me superintendent  of  the  woman's department of the northwest.    The  interests of 11  states were in my hands  and a large amount of money ar my disposal.    The success of this enterprise, so  far as the northwest  is concerned,  is a  matter of .history.    As a  native of New  "Orleans  I  was able to assist in  making  the   path   smooth   for  Mrs.   Julia   Wart]  Howe, who had been chosen president of  the .woman's  department   of the   Cotton  exposition.     In   1S93   I   was  made   vice  president of the international congress of  homeopathic physicians and surgeons."  MorcnRin* the IdeAl footwear.  The moccasin is the most rational and  comfortable of all  footwear.    In  moccasins  the  feet  have  full   play:  they  can  bend and grasp: there is nothing to chafe  them  or  impede  circulation.    In  moccasins one can move like an acrobat, crossing  slender  and   slippery   logs,  climbing  trees or passing with ease and security  along dizzy trails on the mountain side,  where a slip might mean sure destruction.  The  feet   do  not  stick   fast   in   the  mud.  In   the  north,   when  the  mercury   is  far  bolnw   zero   and, no   civilized   boot   will  protect the foot from  freezing, the savage suffers  uo inconvenience.   His  moccasins,  stuffed  with dried .grass,  let the  blood course,freely. The perspiration may  freeze on the hay in a solid lump of ice,  hut the feet remain warm and dry.   The  buckskin  moccasin,  Indian  tanned,  with  deer's   brains  and   wood   smoke,  always  dries  soft  after  a  wetting.    In  autumn,  when all the leaves and twigs-are'dry as  tinder,   a   man   wearing  shoes   makes  a  noise in the forest like a, troop of cavalry.  But  iu   moccasins  he   can   move  swiftly  through the woods with the stealth of a  panther.   The  feet are  not   bruised,  for  after enjoying for a time the freedom of  natural covering, these hitherto blundering members become like hands, and feel  their way through the dark like those of  a cat, avoiding obstacles as though gifted with a ^special sense.   Best of all. the  moccasin  is  light'." Inexperienced  sportsmen aud soldiers affect high topped laced  boots with heavy soles, and hobnails, im-  agbiiug that these  are  most  serviceable  for rough weather! But these boots weigh  between   four and  five  pounds,   while a  pair of thick moose hide moccasins weigh  only 11 ounces.   In marching ten miles a  man  wearing clumsy  boots lifts 20 tons  more shoe'leather than if he wore moccasins":���������Harper's Magazine.  'Girts Men Want to Marry.  Men   who  are   looking   for   wives   are  growing more cautious daily.    The up to  ���������date maiden of society must be careful if  she would wear orange blossoms.  In t-he opening of love's campaign appearances count doubly. Men love beauty, but ithere is one.rival to this attribute  in their eyes���������to wit. exquisite neatness.  Given the features of" Venus, a girl  ���������whose hands denote little care, teeth  given over to tartar or a breath that is  not to be tolerated save at a considerable  distance will not speedily wear a betrothal ring.  Remember, girls, men are born hunters.  ThejT value the girl who is not to be had  for the first asking. Not she who cheapens herself. ,  Odious mannerisms are fatal to a girl.  Giggling simply maddens some men. One  girl missed becoming the wifcof a nabob  because she "sniffed." "Making eyes,"  as it is called, is seldom a binding fasci-  uation to the wife seeker.  Fast   talk  may   attract   men   to  some  girls���������nay. it does���������but men who hoar a  girl tell or laugh at a  risque story ���������men-'  tally draw a line through her name as a  possible wife.  V'apity is inherent in both sexes. Men  usually have a goodly share. The girl  who can find put the vulnerable spot of  the eligible and skillfully tlntler thereupon has covered the first ground toward  the goal.  The tailor made maiden is beloved of  nil well bred men. The more quietly but  stylishly the girl is gowned the greater  admiration she will receive from' Mr.  Man. Moreover, she must be well shod  and never frayed as to petticoats.  The voice is a powerful aid to girls  who would win to themselves much admiration. Loud voiced women are never  i so enthralling as those having a low tim-  bered tone. Have a sympathetic voice  and laugh.  Thoy can ne acquired.  Wisdom teaches us that the sons of  Adam love women with beautiful forms.  There is a better reason than vanity,  however, why girls who may become  wives should endeavor to become physically perfect'.  Little Lady Disdain, have a care If  you "care for" Prince Fortuhatus. He  knows his full value, you may be sure, so  don't put him off with vague promises���������  too often.  Well bred girls never boast to their  fiance of former proposals. Man pays a  girl a high honor in asking her to become  his wife. Other manly men remember  this respectfully.  Show your fiance be holds, your heart.  Evening  Firesides  In   A.l������aka.  An Alaskan but is not the worst place  in the world���������far from it. Its interior  consists of,a square floor ofrearth Hanked  on all sides by two wide ledges rising one  above, the other like a terrace. * On the  lower one rest the cooking, weaving and  fishing utensils, the knives and needles,1  pots and pans. On the upper ledge, with  much display of wonderfully woven blankets, are the beds. In the center of the  room glows the fire, the smoke ^groping  its way out of a hole in the roof.  After the day's work is done and the  stomachs of.'both people and dogs are full  the family gathers around the fire.    Facing the door sits the father, next to' him  the mother; on one hand the sons and on  the   other   the   daughters,   eveu   to   the  third  and  fourth  generation,  if may  be.  Beyond these arejthc servants or slaves.  Each has his plate and takes it as a matter of course.    Without, in the darkness,  the dogs clutter about the door and howl.  When the family sings in strange, broken,  yet rhythmical  measures,  the dogs  howl louder than before and the women  sway  their squat  bodies back and- forth  unceasingly, keeping their hands occupied  meanwhile  at  then" task  of  weaving.or  braiding.    The men carve their spoons or  cut curious figures *from the.''.black slate.  The suitor'for the  hand  of one  of; the  daughters enters slyly and takes a  seat'  with the sons.    No protest is made.    The'  father and mother go on with their little  tasks,   the  young  girls   giggle  after  the  fashion   of   gjrls   the   world   over.     And  the suitor..thus unrepulsed, contents himself, thinking his case won.  The oldest among them chants some  old folk song, and the father rises. It is  the signal for good nights. The ashes are  spread oyer the fire, and by the light of a  few fishes' tails'dried for the lighting the  family goes to bed. forgetful of crashing  bergs, of the mysterious aurora, of the  mountains where tne snow lies forever  and alway. So is home made anywhere,  .where the spirit of home exists.���������Self  'Culture Magazine.  him for the purpose of peering into his  ���������lovolit eyes. Tall women ��������� are usually  dignified and appear to scorn kittenish  ways, and .although they manage to -draw  admiration it is rather of the awe inspiring kind. No doubt, owing to the  smallness of stature and pretty, playful  ways, men give to little women more  petting than, the tall, dignified woman  demands.  "The'lover's oft repeated ��������� expression,  ���������You little darling.' could hardly be. applied, to the very tall girl without tickling  the risibilities of those who overheard it.  This is certainly very hard and looks like  a punishment for being tall, but who can  help her stature? It is a fact, too, that  men are rather shy about approaching  tall 'women because of the restraint  which they feel, but cannot explain. They  are under the impression���������why it is hard  to tell���������that tall women are built to be  commanders, and they are in their natural element when "left alone in their reserved dignity and musings in their lonely wanderings."  Ivlpllngr on  Americana.'.  The Englishman's house is said, to be  the   Englishman's   castle;   but.'   as   Mr.  Kipling'has been the first or one of the  first to point out. the American castle is  the American's office.    The American of  wealth, says Mr. Kipling, is owned by his -  family.    It would he strange were he dis-  iwned,  but  Mr.   Kipling  uses the  word  'owned"  in' a  very particular secse���������the  sense  of that  rather' slangy  Capelcourt  ivord,   "run."     Papa   is   "exploited   for  ,'iillio" by his woman  folk  and  especially  .jy his daughter.    Sc it seems that" mod-  ���������rn fiction is not ^o far wrong in its-portraiture after all.   The splendidly unfet"-'  tered tyranny of the daughter, however,  is often meteoric.in its brilliancy.    There  is often ahead a Stock Exchange crisis,  and  should  this come the girl  who'"has  "irreverently"   taken   the  domestic,' lead  lias to discard  with her S40 bonnet and  her $18 shoes the prescriptive right to the  society of the man who arrives and take  to  stenography  or  typewriting.     In   tho  last state more than in the first is it that  Mamie or Hattie or Sadie shows herself  worthy of Mr.  Kipling's eulogy.    Only���������  and this is not to be forgotten���������the true  American,, girl, whose life no crisis clouds (  ���������Iocs not drop her less happy sister-from  the list of her friends.   "No," said a scar-  sot  lipped   vision  in  white  lace,  ".'that"���������  meaning    the   typewriting,    etc.���������"might  happen   to  me  any  day."���������English   Exchange. ' .  Business .Girls  In   tlie  House.  .  I do not mean a girl who has gone into  some  trade  or  profession,  for  the  most  domestic "home bird" of ray girl readers  may be one.   Indeed,, if she helps Vj carry  out her daily duties successfully she must  do   her   utmost   to   become   a   "business  girl" in my sense of the word. And when,  in course of time, she passes to a home of  her own, she will be at no loss in taking  up her position as housekeeper and mistress.   She will win the respect of those  in her employ by showing them that she  understands   how   she .should   be  served  and that while comfort-is absolutely re:  quired  no extravagance  will   be allowed.  She   will   cause   her  husband's   love   for  her to increase by showing him how truly  his interest  is hers by bringing into, play  her knowledge of "how. to spend aud bowt  to save."  .To make home uncomfortable  by mei\n. unnecessary savings is no real  economy, but to'plan with loving thought  how to  make every dollar yield its true  value  is  housekeeping  in  its  best sense,  for such a   "business girl"  will  make a  small  income go  further and  give  more  real  happiness and  comfort  than  would  one of double and  treble the amount in  experienced' hands.   But to make my girl  reader  a   complete  business   one  of  the  type which  I  write   she must also learn  how to'..conduct her charities.   Giving ih-  .discriminately.      without      inquiry      or  thought, is often more productive-of evil  than good, and she must be as wise over  the spending of the portion allotted  "to  help others"  and  give  as thorough, consideration to it as she does to what she  puts apart  for  her  personal  concerns.���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Dress Allo-wances of Royalty.  People sometimes wonder what sum js  put aside 'for dress' by the daughters of  royal houses. An enterprising fashiou  writer tells us that before her marriage  the Duchess of Fife had a very small  dress allowance���������about $1,500 a year.  Besides yachting and everyday dresses  and all the usual costumes required by a  girl of the upper classes, royal "princesses,  have also to wear the costly and elaborate dresses which their- rank demands  at the weddings of their near relations.  They are, however, fortunate in having  stores of beautiful laces, priceless, furs  and marvelous jewels, all of which can  be used again aud again.  On the whole,- it may" be asserted that  a, frugal prin'cess may spend as little as  $5,000 a year on her' dress, while her  more wealthy and' extravagant sister  may find her' dress bills amount to 10  times that sum. Age has nothing to do  with the matter, for, the queen of Italy  spends far more than doe? her beautiful  young daughter-in-law, the crown princess qf Naples. The empress of Russia,  who, more than any other European princess, is able to indulge her wildest fancies, dresses with the greatest simplicity.  In the daytime she mostly wears tailor  made coats and skirts and iu the evening  favors the purest white materials.���������New  1'ork Times.  Be Gentle.  Be gentle in your manners. The heavy  footfall is not necessary, and by it you  shock the nervous and waken the baby.  The loud, shrill tone is not so easily understood as the nicely modulated. Perhaps you are "always knocking over a  vase or a hook, tipping over a glass of  water" or such like mishaps. You may  not think''so! but such things show a  lack of consideration for others, for with  a little care and forethought such disasters might almost always be avoided.  Learn to walk quietly. Keep your eyes  -open that' you may not trip over rugs  and cushions or chairs and small tables.  Don't make your friends dread to have,  you come in, as do the friends of one  young lady of this town, "for she always  breaks something before she leaves,"  they say. "And she is so. good naf tired  about it, too." remarks one. "and penitent, but says she always creates a  breeze and she. really cannot help it."  Such gentle zephyrs are not desirable.���������  Elmira Telegram.  Tall VcrsiiH Short.  Some one who had nothing else to do  has been spying about to see which have  the preference with the other sex, tall or  short women, and this is what she has  concluded from her observations: "It is  an undeniable fact that the majority of  men prefer short women to tall ones.  Perhaps this is because they like to be  looked up to���������at all events by the fair  sex���������and it is only natural for them to  prefer the girl who. in her little caress-  ings and fascinating, loverlike ways, has,  on account of her shortness, to look np at  Women, find'tlie Sense of Humor.  At last we are beginning to find a  really good reason for women lacking a  sense of humor. They are'too-good for  it. Mary Wilkins gives the reason indirectly in a short story. "Susan." which  has recently appeared. Susan was a  good and noble woman, and one-of-her  peculiarities, when one came to analyze  her, was that she never laughed, though  she had a wonderful smile. She was one  of those rarely sympathetic, clear sighted, well balanced people who keep themselves and to a great extent the world  around them straight. She never laughed, because, as Miss Wilkins says, "people, in order to laugh at anything, in the  face of the misery upon this earth, have  to have a streak of bitterness and rebellion in them." That's it. There is more  or less cruelty in so called humor, and  women are too tender hearted and sympathetic for it.���������New York Times.  Extraordinary   Mnrringre   Vow������.  An English rural clergyman says that  in his parish it was quite the fashion for  the man, when giving the ring in the  marriage ceremony, to say to the woman,  "With my body I thee wash up, and with  all my hurdle goods I thee and thou." He  said the women were better up in this  part of the service than the men. One  day,   however,   a  bride startled  him   by  promising, in what she supposed to' be  the language of the prayer book, to take  her husband "to 'ave and 'old from this  day forni'i for. betterer horse, for richer  power, in siggorness health, to love cherries and to bay." What meaning this  extraordinary vpw conveyed to the woman's own mind, the incumbent said,  baffled him .to conjecture.���������Short Stories'  Magazine.  Patching Small Gloves.  When a glove is too.smail and splits.  it is worse than useless to sew up the  rent. It must be patched. The patch  must be of kid of the same color. Turn  the part inside out. having trimmed the  hole, round so that the edge's are even,  and cut the patch-of kid to the right size.  Then, with fine needle and cotton, sew  in the "patch, taking care only to take  up the inside of the kid and to- keep the  seam flat. If this be done neatly, the  glove will be nearly as good as new.  AUTHORS AND BOOKS.  Housekeepers should take good care of  their hands. Protecting the hands from  the weather is the best way to prevent  chapping. Dry the bauds well after washing them. Use this 'cream at night: Cold  cream, one ounce; extract witch hazel,  one quarter ounce; It. benzoin, 15 drops;  mix thoroughly.      ,   ������ .    ���������  Medical authorities say that the banana is a perfect food. Fried, it makes a  very delicious breakfast, dish. Make a  batter of one egg, one-half cup of flour,  one-half cup of milk' and, a little salt.  Slice the] bananas lengthwise.- dip them  in the batter and fry, in hot butter or  lard. .  Mrs. Ellen M., Henro'tin, the president  of the National Federation of Women's  Clubs, speaks fluently .French. Spanish,  Italian and German. Of all these tongues  she is said to be such a mistress "as not  to speak them with any trace of foreign  accent. ' . '������    '  A useful hint for the housekeeper "tells  how she may keep celery fresh .for several days. After washing arid cleaning  the celery put it in a fruit can, cover,  tight and stand it in * cool nln.ee.   ���������  Wanted to Keen Ills Friendship.  Jack���������You won't let me have a V?  Why, you loaned an X to .loues, aud  he's almost a perfect stranger to you.  Tom���������Well?'- '   '  1 Jack���������WelJ, ��������� I'm an old friend of  yours. - '  ��������� Tom���������Exactly, Jack, and ;I don't  want to lose you.���������Catholic Standard  and Times.   ' JINGLES.     ��������� "~"  - The Red Ears.  The moon was like a pumpkin���������round,  Ripe, golden���������l.angin there.1  'Twould,took,the first prize, I'll be bound,  ���������At.-any count}' fair.        ,  ��������� Whateverr.you may call it', I'm .   -        '  Dead sure in sun and dew, .  It 'soaks until about this time  It's mellowed through and through.  Well,, anyway;''twas harvest .moon; '  -    And  that's "enough" for me..  It made the place as bright as noon  For .Jones' huskin bee. /���������  And yellow���������gosh!   The yellowest light  I ever saw- before  Came strcamin through the summer night  ���������  And in the old barn door.  It "yellowed" all the corn I got.  I husked and husked, by gum,  And burrowed in like sixty; not  A single red 1 swum! '  And when young Si Smith found an ear  ���������And kissed Samanthy Ladd  It made me feel uncommon queer���������  It almost made me mad.  She's well worth kissin, I tell you!  I envied Si that smack. ���������   ,  She didn't like it, though, I knew;  She didn't kiss him back!  She looked at me and tossed her head  And said:  "You're way behind.  You haven't found'an car that's red.  You must be color blind.'"  And Si Smith laughed���������a spiteful laufch  (He's naturally mean).  But in a second and a half  I'd kissed her,,slick and clean.  She didn't care, but blushed like���������my!  While i said: "Say, it 'pears  You fellers aren't so all fired spry.  ���������    B'gosh, Here's two red ears!"  ���������Leslie* ��������� Weekly.  The first book ever printed in Canada was set up by Quebec printers  180 years ago.  John   Kendrick   Bangs   attended,     a'  crowded reception  recently,  and,     on  coming  away,   told  his   wife  be   ''realized exactly how a nickel felt when  it was  dropped into a  slot."  The aged historian. Mommsen, is  still active. Recently he went' to  Paris and was engaged from 9 o'clock  in the morning* until 6 in the evening  in copying old texts with his own  hand. ,    .'  A customer asked in a _ bookstore  for "A Browning' Courtship," a book  of amusing short stories < by Eliza.  Ornio White, and the salesman ^handed out "The Letters of Robert''  Browning and lilizabet.li Barrett'  Browning.-" The clerks in bookstores  often  think they   "know' it' all."  Surrey,  England,     is     becoming     a  great   literary   centre    o,nd,   a    good'  many notables live round about     the >.  Punch  Bowl.     Among  them  are     Sir  Frederick Bollock,     Richard    iLc,Galliano,   Conan   Doyle  and   Mr.    Selous.  The last,  though a successful  writer,  is   more  famous  as  a mighty   hunter '  than  u's" a  wielder  of   the  pen.     "Mr. .  Selous,is one, of Mr.  and Mrs.- H.  M..  Stanley's     nearest     neighbors.       The  late Grant Allen     was ''also  one;   of  them. '    >  Byron',s birthplace,  in Holies street,  London, is now occupied- by a  department store.'   The business paper used  by this  concern  has for  decoration  a(/'  ���������picture  of the poet-     The proprietors  will place a fine tablet with the bust,  of Byron on  the second story of their  house.,   as   near  as   possible  to -where ,���������  "the  poet  was  born: ���������    ��������� Contributions  have been ^offered, but the owners will  pay the  bill1. - ' -   - -_-.��������� "  /'/  ���������  TRANSPORTATION   NOTES.      /,,  , There  are  12,000   miles  oi- railway  ,in Poland. ���������,- . . ���������  In'view of recent railway accidents  the  French   minister  of  public  works ';  has   decreed   that     all     trains     must  carry   requisites   for   prompt   surgical ,  aid  to  the injured.   ,"  There, is  much  French  and   Belgian,  capital'invested'in  the principal railway,    lines   of  Spain,   while  England  owns  many ,of  the" shorter  :inei, and  is also at the head of the mining interests, i   ��������� >    ,'  .A railroad   official   in  a recent. Ice- '  ture     stated   that   it   cost  his   .road,,  each- year   about, $1,000- ior '  pins ;  $5,000'for-rubber  bands;  Jo,000  for.  ink;   ������7,000   for  lead   pencils -���������  also''.  that it cost nearly  as  much  for  stationery   to   carry   on   the  business ' as-^  .for- iron.                .     '   ' '  The railway system cof the'* United  States, reached  Buffalo   in- 1852,,Cleveland    in    3S53,    Chicago \in      1S55,'  crossed-the Mississippi river, in 3S56,  "and. reached   Omaha  in- 1S5D.    ��������� The   ���������  '.Union"     Pacific     railway,     extending. '  'fibm that point to Ogden, and thence  to   San   Francisco,   was   opened    iVIay  ,10,  1869.     It. was "the  first    of    the  ���������transcontinental  railways.     The  sec-    ,  ond  was opened'March  3S.  1881;  tho  third  September  8,  18S8:  Uic    fourth,  November    25.   1SS4,     and   the   fifth  November  2.   18S5.'  His   Company.  Mark Twain, meeting Charles Guthrie, a prominent-British lawyer, in Vienna, asked him if he smoked. "Sometimes, when 1 am in bad company,"-  was the reply.  ��������� After a pause.came a. second question: "You're a lawyer, aren't you. Mr.  Guthrie?:*  "I am. Mr. Clemens."  "Ah. then. Mr. <>uthrie, you must be  a very heavy smoker!"  The More'* tlie Pltr.  .Here's a thoiiRht and ponder on It,  Poets, at your will;  "Sonnet" ever rhymes to "bonnet,"  But never pays a bonnet bill.  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  Tliclr Boy.  .They nursed liirn in his childhood ���������" ,.  Through n score of trying ills,  \ And it1 kept  his' father busy  Paying Up the doctors' bills!'  The whooping c-oii^h. the measles,     ,  And the mumps and scarlet rash  Were anions the things that made it  Hard "to cling unto the cash! .  They loved him, and they watched him,  He was first in all their dreams;  He was nil they had to live tor; .  Round him'circled all their schemes!  They guarded liim in childhood,  . In his youth made many a plan  For the start that they would give him  When he got to be a man!  Then they sent  him'off to college.  And their hearts were full ot pride;  He had  mighty shoulders on him,  ���������   And his chest was deep and wide.  But they'd built a house of cardboard  That was doomed, alas, to fall.  And their eyes are red with weeping  And their cups are full of gall!  Oh,'their hopes, their plans were worthy,  But a moment spoiled them all���������  Football!  Pall!  ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  When a woman calls her husband  up by'telephone without his knowing  who she is. she is always surprised  to see how politely he addresses her at  first.���������Somerville Journal.  A Hint to AuibStfion.    ���������  Now choose the way that you would go,  Nor pause for idle mirth.  If you would have the people know  ' That you are on the earth.  If modestly your hopes incline,  And peace is your desire.  You may salute the muses niw  And gently strike the lyre.  But if on fame you would insist,  '  With plenitude of swag,  You'd better be a pugilist  And smite the punching bag.  ���������Washington Star.  I  One good thought generously recelr-  ed niwavs attracts another.  Expounded.  ," 'Grim visaged war has smoothed  his ruffled frontr " quoted she. *T wonder what that means.  "Dear me!" exclaimed the superior  girl, who is never at a loss for a reply. "How little you know about the  classics! That's a roundabout way of  saying that Mars has just got his package of laundry back. It seems kind of  funny., but we expect queer things in  poetry, you know."  J. D. O'BRIEN.  BROKER   IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Priva e Wire Connection wi'h a'l Leading-  Markets. Grain and Seourit ies Bought, Sold and  C rried n Marg nH. O r-si-O'deuce Solicited.  Private Cypher Code IPurtiisbed upon Application.    ,  148 Princess St., Wimiipeg, Man.  P. O. DRAWHR 1)887.  ' ' ���������' ''"������������������  DO NOT PAY CASH!  Fay in SCRIP for Dominion Lands and  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For fnU information appl; \)  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS  AND   BROKERS  Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANE 07  CANADA in Manitoba or the West. <  WADDLES' HOLIDAY.  WAS   MARRED  BY  THE   EXPENSE  LIFE AT A  HOTEL. .  So Mrs. W. Decided  to  Better Tiling:*  by Taking:  McuIb  at   ������  ReistaBranf.  With Results Not tlie Mont Sntiafac**-  , tary In the World. r ,  '���������Now. William, this here livin at expensive hotels is all foolishness.. We  can't afford it. We get more to eat than  we need anyway." ' i  "It's most supper; time now." replied  " '   William Waddle meekly.  "Yes, air right' now's a good time to  , begin belu sensible.   We'll go over to  that rest'rant an   have some nice tea  an I oast": * Doctors say  folks oughtn't  u> cat  much 'before goin  to bed.    Tea  "an toast is light an healthy. If"It wasn't  for your wife. William  YVaddle, you'd  gi>t  to be a reg'lar gormandizer,   like  . that' fat man' as sits at our table an  cats two meals  while decent folks is  only gettin ready to begin on one."  So the Waddle procession moved  over to the restaurant and pre-empted  two seals,at the best table.   .  "Some tea an  some toast," ordered  l"jlrs. W.,r       ' "    ���������    '  "Yes'm'.' Whatelse?" said the wait-'  ress. , ~  "Nothin else".. Tea an toast is enough  ��������� supper, -for   anybody.     Folks   do, too  "inurli eatiu npwathiys." , "       ,  - ,-In due' time the^ toast appeared���������two  thin.pieces for Mrs. Waddle, two thin-  ' uk'v pieces' for William Waddle. A  chunk of but tor kept guard'between  each two "pieces and refused to soften  * in .honor of the*occasion.* Likewise the  -tea arrived, nice, and, green, nice" and  - cold, and with^the cups only half filled.  "What next?" asked th_e_girl. with a  "faraway look in her -eye's. ^  , "Nolhin next!" snorted'Mrs. W.. with  her eyes,on the tea.   Sue detests'green  tea.    The girl went away.  '"Pitch in..William.  This here toifst is'  1-J good.' an���������an��������� dry."' she added, failing  to find any other point of excellence.'  '"So's.fhe tea.   "Have some sugar���������an  milk?"     ��������� ',"'." '  ,   Mr. W. hacl some accordingly, meanwhile   eying the   pickle   jar, and, the  catchup bottle huugrilv. ..   1 .  "  The toast1 vanished    The tea. disap-  1 pea red like" dew under the hot morning'  sun.,' Nothing- remained but -twoNunre-  * pentant chunks of butter. -  .Mr.' Waddle looked at Mrs. Waddle.  -.buther eyes were on the bottom of the,  ,cup.    He reached" for the cracker jar  * and helped himself to that, too. season--  ing up the crackers to'a uicety and adding a pickle by way of an appetizer.  ', Still Sirs. YVaddle made no remark.  The girl with tbe faraway look in her  eyes came back. . ���������  ' "Anything else-?"  "Some more tea an toast, please,"  Raid Mrs. YY\ carelessly. William wondered, but said ^nothing. He knows a  thing or two, does William.  1 -What's the bill?" asked Mrs. Wad-'  die in a well fed, unconcerned'tone of  voice. "William, wipe that catchup off  your whiskers." William did so  promptly.    ' ��������� ���������  "Tea. 10 cents a cup, is 40 cents:  toast. 10 cents a plate, is 40 cents;  ! crackers. 10 cents���������90 ceuts, please."  Mrs. Waddle paid: and Mr. Waddle  pondered. ' As they passed out of the  front door he noticed a sign reading  thus: "Regular Supper. 3."> cents." Then  he did a little mental figuring and pondered some more. Mrs. YVaddle said  not a word, but led tbe wav back to  their hotel.  The poreb was empty. The guests  were inside, comfortably eating their  till in plain sight of the Waddles' camping place. The waiters inside passed  tlie second course. An appetizing whiff  of well cooked fish stole on to the porch  and landed fairly upon Mrs. Waddle's  nose. She is particularly fond of fish.  William picked his teeth cautiously,  yet hopefully.  Mrs.   YVaddle  rocked   placidly- back  and forth In her porch chair.  The Bay  View train, just passing by. seemed to  ..-engross her' entire atteutiou.    ^ ���������;"'-'.'  .William'grew more, hungry...with every passing moment. His ..stomach' felt  empty and heavy and qtieer. But hope  was not dead. ,    >  , As, the Hay View train faded out of  sight Mrs. Waddle stopped rocking, sat  up straight and calmly announced:  "William Waddle, it's supper time.  There's our table, an there's our waiter. Do you mean to sit out, here  umoouin all uiglit?*'  WASTED PATRIOTISM.  lobody Noticed a. Dynanxite Salute to  Admiral Dewey.  There had been some talk in Phenix  of firing a, salute in sympathy with the  demonstration in honor of Admiral Dewey, says-The Republican of that city, but  _the matter" was allowed to drop, as so  "many things do  in  Phenix.    City Contractor Arthur, seeing that nobody was  about to pick it up, did so himself.. He  bought 17 sticks of dynamite, for it had  been  agreed upon  all  over the country  that  nothing less than  17 shocks would  express a proper appreciation of Admiral  'Dewey's   worth,   and   he   went  into  the  lower part of  the town  to  touch  them  off.     Mr.  Arthur did   not  tell   anybody  what he was going to do, for ue had a  right to suppose that an explosion of 17  half pounds of dynamite, one after another,  would advertise  itself,   invite inquiry   and   draw ,a   crowd.     When   the  first  stick  went off,  Mr.  Arthur .saw a  woman stick her head out of a doorway  and  look around  as if she thought she  had heard something, but was not quite  sure of it.    She withdrew' her head and  did   not   appear   again   during   the   firing    of   the,   national    salute.     A    boy  playing    with    a    dog    in     a     vacant  lot      half     a     block      away      stopped  after one.discharge' and listened intently  for a moment arid went on playing with  the dog.    An.Indian passed just as Mr.  Arthur was lighting, the fuse of another  " cartridge, ' and   when   the  explosion  occurred   applauded   it   with, a   smile  and  said.   "Big   firecracker."     In   this   way  Mr. Arthur succeeded in half attracting  the'attention of a dozen or more persons,  but nobody but the Indian knew precise-'  .lywhat was going on.    The-explosions  and "the smell of the burning dynamite  brought on a severe headache.  The next morning he arose,  his head  still  aching, and opened  the  papers, curious to know how the rpublic had taken  the Dewey celebration in  Phenix.   There  was not only not a word about the salute,'  but it*was expressly stated and lamented  that no salute had  been fired.     Mr..Arthur   was   inclined   to*  Believe   that   the  morning, press had conspired to suppress  the facts and boycott a patriot. He-.came  down town and asked people if they had  heard  a  salute.    Nobody'had   heard it.  Then  he went to the''scene of the demonstration and inquired in that neighborhood.   Several persons said they had seen  him in that vicinity, but had paid no attention to him. thinking he was engaged  in his official business about the ditches  Late in the,afternoon Mr. Arthur found  a couple of men at Five Points who said  they were pretty sure they had heard the  explosion.    One had remarked something  about it at the time, and the other had  said that he expected it was a Dewey salute.   ' ' /-   ������ ���������   ' < . '  hulk drifted on to a sand beach, and tfie  combers went to work on her.    They got  out the furs, which brought them $4,000,  hoisted out a couple of barrels of beef  and then set fire to the wreck, and little  remained of her when the story leaked  out.   That the hoik had come down from  the  far  north   was proved  only  a   few  ���������weeks   later ' by  the - log  of an   English  merchantman.    She  reported   passing a  great   iceberg to   the  northwest  of  the  Azores and of seeing a curious object imbedded in it 50 feet above the surface of  the water.    Thi* object was believed to  be a whale, but it was probably the bull  "of the brig.   Getting down into tbe warm,  ���������eas, the  berg, fell  to  pieces,  and   that  ������u������������r old relic found,herself afloat again.  widow* of mi Jtiflhiu.  There are red Mormons, too. A recent letter to the Detroit Tribune  from  Pino Ridgo,  S.D.,  says :  Conquering' Bear, the old Sioux  chief, who wa's killed while stepping  from a, car in Omaha the other  day, was buried here yesterday afternoon?  The body of the famous Indian was  laid to rest amid tho waili-ngs of  six widows and 123 children and  grandchildren, the most numerous  direct family of any known Indian.  The whole tribe wont to tbe agency  cemetcrj'- where the chief was buried.  The squaw's' of the departed chief  appeared with their faces painted  black The tmourning will continue  for one week around the grave , of  Conquering Bear ,as a mark of greatness of the old Indian.  He was a brave under Old Roman  Nose and participated in all the battles -with the; Sioux in the last half  century. The funeral was one of the  largest  ever held  in  the agency.  When killed ,the chief was in the  employ of the exhibition at Omaha,  and a check was sent here *pu^able  to his widow. Kow the six representatives of the family bearing chat,  tide have, laid claim to'the check  the ag'cnt. ������  FROM DOOR TO D00E.  CO-OPERATIVE NEW   ENGLAND PLAN  WHICH   OUTDOES BELLAMY.  A Twentieth Century Convenience Wliich  Starts in a Yi-ar Ahead ol Time ���������Tlie  Project of a >u<:cc^.>ful .New liavcn  Buimess 3Iuu ���������An Apparent Solving  of a  Difficult  I'l-iiblfin.  Conservative Xew Haven is soon  to have a twentieth century convenience that will make one of the  dreams' of lOriward Bellamy a practical  realization.  n In "Looking Backward" Bellamy  describes great co-operative kitchens  from which, whole cities are to bo  fed. New Haven will shortly have a.'  big kitchen from which residents of  that city, and even residents of New  York, may order their meals and  have them, sent piping hot to their  homes ready  to  be served.  This scheme is .not a mere dream.  It is an idea of a New Haven business man, who has made a success. It  is-backed by over twenty other New  Haven business men, every one of  .whom is a practical and successful  man in his line of business.  Many schemes have been tried in  different parts of the world to supply 'food    for    families    through    co-  through  FIFTY YEARS ADRIFT.  on aa.  How on Arctic ,Wreck Floated  ������������������ ' ', ' lceb'ernr.y;" ,  ' One, of the'   most   curious   finds   ever  made- from the sea was that which came  to.the  Azores  in   1858.    The  island   of  , Corvo   was   then   in   possession   of   two  beach combers, runaway English sailors.  There came drifting into a little^ harbor  one morning a craft which had evidently  been frozen in the ice for a lifetime and  had  lately  been  released.    It  had  come  doAvn from Davis strait and;was an ancient  and  battered  hulk  without masts,  bulwark's or name.   The craft had  been  a   brig,   and ��������� she  was   a   Russian.    Her  hatches were on and her cabin doors fast,  and the hulk was buoyant.  She had come  out of the belly of an iceberg.   She had  little cargo, and that consisted  of'skins  and furs in prime condition.   No papers  were found in her cabin, but it was figured that she was a sealer or trader, carrying a crew of 10 or 12, aud that she  had   been   provisioned   for a  year.    Tbe  flour found aboard tasted like chalk, but  the beef was perhaps better than the day  it was put on board. 'She had been abandoned when frozen in, and the dark color  Hov W������ Use Up Ihe   1'on'ht-i.  A cord of spruce wood, The "Boston  Transcript,estimates, is equal to 615  feet board measure, and this quantity  of raw material will make half ^a ton  of sulphite pulp. ' Newspaper stock  is made up .with 2 per cent," of sulphite pulp and 80 per cent, of ground  wood' pulp. 'The best 'known spruce  land, virgin growth, possesses' a  stand of about 7,000 feet to the acre.  Twenty-two 'acres of this best spruce  land will therefore contain 15-1,000  feet'of lumber. An average gang of  loggers will cut- this in about eight  days. .This /entire --quantity of wood  turned in at any' one'of the large  mills will be converted in a single  day into about 250 'tons of such pulp  as goes to make up' newspaper stock.1  This pulp will make about an equal  weight of paper, which will supply  a single 'metropolitan newspaper just  two days. '  Nothing:   Wasted.  Getting: Matters  Adjnated.  A wealthy engineer, who had built  a very fine place in the > country,  where he had carried out many pet  constructive projects, , was visited  .there by m,n old friend. "' The visitor  had so much difficulty in pushing  open the front gate that he spoke  about it.  "You ought to see to the gate,"  said he. t" A man v of your genius  should not have a gate that is so  hard to  open."  "You don't understand the reason,"  responded the engineer. "That gate  communicates with the wa'ter tank  on the roof, and every person who  comes through it pumps up four gallons of water."  Se'tii) ���������������������������.   tie-    lJ.iniH 1st. .  The best of the English parodists  is Owen Seaman "and he finds fair  game in Alfred Austin, George Meredith, Hall Caine, Richard Le Gal-  lienne and others of the British writing crew. Sir Lewis Morris, author  of "The Epic of Hades," irreverently  known to certain carping critics' as  "Tlie Hades of an Epic," having ax-  pressed the opinion that laughter was  dying out, Mr. Seaman wrote a  threnody, "The Plaint of Dying Humor," in imitation of Calverley. The  following are the opening stanzas:  I know not what the cause should be  That Humor melts my .heart  no more; .  That nothing now,induces me  ,;      , To roar.  In days of old rnr waistcoat heaved ' ���������;.  Conjointly  whir my  heaving--chest.  As soon as ever T-perceived  A jest.  .  Thf simple pun, the paten* wheeze,  Would take mo In the diaphragm;  But now I hardly care for these ,  A cent.  I almost fojiT���������I know not why���������  That Laughter's fount  has lieen mislaid;  I ocuid not gigtrle,  not if I  Was paid.  And  yet my lwnlth  Is very fair;  I;harbor no religious doubts;.  And am but sixty-four, or thereabouts. '"  Time was when T i>nd others laughed;  When many an apoplectic fit  Was traced directly to a shaft  of wit.  For such would find the harness-joint.  And pierce the vulnerable spot,  Whether they ch-mced to have a point.  Or .not.  m  "Yon are half an hour late at our appointment. Mr. Tompkins."  "Yes; I stepped to get my luncheon."  ������������������VVe.'l,  be kind enough  to sit down  and wait while I go out and get mine."  WRECK ADRIFT ON AX ICEBERG.  of the woodwork and the growth of mosB  proved that she bad drifted for years.  Then she got fast in the ice and became  part of a berg.  The date of a letter found in her forecastle showed that she had been abandoned nearly halt a century before.   The  Stills*   ������������f   ^���������rtlli'K.  It has been found that the pain  caused by the sting of nettles is due  partly to ���������formic acid and partly to  a chemical resembling snake poison.  Our nettles are comparatively harmless, but in India, Java and elsewhere there are varieties the painful  effects of which last weeks, and,in  some cases  months,   like snakebites.  PREPARED DINNER RKADY TO DELIVER.  operative kitchens. These schemes  have ������ never been very successful" because, it has been impossible to keep  food hot 'during 'transportation from  one place to another.  The scheme of many, families , eating 'together in one building has 'also,  proved objectionable. The .new plan  has apparently solved this problem  by heat-retaining devices, in which a  plate of'soup or a roast of beef may  be kept piping hot for as long as  seven   hours.      . ���������  In addition to ' this heat^retainihg  device, the company proposes to  cook food after the most scientific  methods that are known to cooks  and to science. It thinks it can demonstrate what teachers of cooking  have for some time contended, namely, that it is possible to cook food  in large quantities, and obtain -as delicious results as great chefs produce.  Further than this, the company declares that this cooking can be done  with a great saving to the consumer: The company proposes to deliver, cooked and ready to serve,  many di.shes at a price equal to that  which the housekeeper pays e for the  raw  product.  The -company claims that this  economy can be obtained because of  the high prices .which consumers have  to pay for many food products. According to statistics, which it has  collected, the consumer in . many  cases has to pay as much as 400 and  500 per cent, above the price* which  the original producer gets for the  raw product. The food company proposes to buy its raw products directly from the producer, and thus obtain them at "a low figure. It says  it can therefore cook and deliver  food in many cases for just what  the consumer pays for the raw product.  The originator of the scheme said :  "This is not a mere dream. I have  been studying this subject for years,  t- have' discussed, it with the best  business men of. the country. J. have  'placed-my ideas before them and they  . II told me that the scheme is practical. In addition to this I have demonstrated thai, this is something  that, can be accomplished on good  business   methods.  "If a. company can be organized  that can obtain food fresh and. good,  prepare that food sciontifically, and  then deliver it to families hot and  ready to serve, it seems 'to me that  there is a demand and a place for  such  a', scheme;  "If by the economical distribution  of well-cooked food we can save to  the "purchaser the cost of fuel and  other expenses, including the labor  of preparing and cooking, besides  the enormous waste which is inevitable in the kitchen of the average  possible to cook " the cheapest portions of meat in a scientHic manner  and get as delicious dishes as are  served in the finest restaurants in  the country. It has been demonstrated that you can cook beef that costs  4 cents a pound���������that'is, sections of  the beef that are riot usually used for  cooking���������and get a more nourishing  dish than you can from the choicest  cuts. This., however,. can only be  accomplished by cooking the meat  slowly and cooking it,iua scientific  manner.  '"Cereals aro very difficult to cook  properly. So are baked bcaus and  some kind* of vegetables. We. will  devote ourselves' at first to cooking  things that require long and careful  cooking. We do not propose to med-,  die with steaks a?id chops'which are  easily cooked. Later on we may take  up  all  sorts   of  cooking.  "Wo have some special devices'  for cpokiug, but the more important  device is for retaining the heat , in  food after it has been cooked."'  The secret of the scheme lies in  this device for retaining heat. The  apparatus is apparently nothing more  than a big bucket, copper-covered and  copper-lined, with sides and bottom  about two inches thick. There is a  close-fitting top or lid of similar  thickness. What the sides of the wall--  of this bucket are lined with the inventor does not say. Into this bucket are put������ porcelain-cans which rw,"  tightly into the bucket and which  have  close-fitting covers.  These   cans   are   of   the     same     in ,  which the -food  is coo'ked  when  only  a  .-Small  quantity  is  to   be  prepared. .  It is' proposed to have various sized -  buckets in ��������� which'   a  '  breakfast,, .a ,  luncheon   or  a   dinner     can     be     ar7  ranged.    , "    c  Tho arrangement  of  the  cans  follows:       In     the   bottom , of  bucket   is   placed   the    dessert,  the meat,  and then 'the soup,  is   the   arrangement     for '  bucket.   For  breakfast  the  propose   to   servo   oatmeal  or something' of  this  kind. '.-.-'   t  -    These   buckets   are  to   be   delivered"-''  in  big wagons,   in which  there    ,wilL' ���������'  be   an   arrangement   along   the     side- y  of the wagon for holding tho buckets  in place and  preventing as  much    as-  possible    the * jarring     whicl\   ^arises  from rough pavements. These wagons  will be verj' much like tho most tip-  to-date 'bakers'' wagons  which     have   *  compartments      along     either  with  racks  for, pies  and  cakes.  is'as  theX.  then   -  /rh'is ;  a     dinner,  company '  and   hash-  sidc;  OUR'E FOR SEASICKNESS.  Belt Suit!  to   i'rotfct the Sensutive Kerfv  ~   -     ���������  Co titer. '. ' v   ,:   '  e ' ��������� ' . ��������� ���������  Carlo Galliano,  doctor and surgeon,  subject  of the King  of Italy,0 claims  that, after long study and numerous.  experiments, ' he  has' discovered   that'  seasickness is.a    reflex    phenomenon!'  due' to  the acute stimulation   of  one  of thes nervous  centres,  located  deeply  under  the epigastric region.  Properly directed pressure upon this nervous   centre,   he   asserts,   "will     prevent  or cm-c seasickness."     To     this  endJjo has patterned a' belt of elastic  fabric,    provided-     with    an     inflated  cushion' of  triangular   shape,   the   internal side of which  conforms  to the  shape  of  the     anatomic  organization  jpi the gastric region.  When this belt is worn, it presses  the cushion against the body, "arresting independent movement of the  organs anrl exerting a gradual pressure upon the celiac plexus," the  nervous centre alTccted. The triangular cushion must have its apex upward, directed "toward the sternum,  and the sides when in place are parallel to the two lowest ribs/ Angles  at tbe base of the triangle are 40 de- .  Dmi Not X\wavi Kilt.  Out  of every  three  persons  stisuck  by. lightning two recover.  BKI.T FOP. SEASICKNESS.  grees each. Both the shape and arrangement of the cushions are important features, because a differently shaped cushion could not have the  same effect in compressing the proper  nerve centres. A screw arrangement  is provided in connection with this  cushion, so, that the pressure may be  varied.  According" to the inventor, such a  belt may be worn continually without inconvenience or injury in any  kind of weather irrespective of  whether the want be felt or not, it  being eflicjent both ns a preventive of  seasickness and* as a .preventive of  tr-io analogous feeling occurring in  swings, on rocking horses.'or railroad  cars and even for preventing vomiting due to purely nervous conditions.  __ j   rr���������������������������������������������"  A   Itclapne.-  "Were you ever treated by a physician for your nerves V"  "Yes; and 1 bad to get  medicine when I received  Philadelphia Bulletin.  some  more  the bill."���������  A DELIVERY WAGON.  family, I  think we "will find   a   place  for our scheme.  "People  do not realize    that   it is  It   Went'Info flie  Waste  Barrel.  "Your meter iu this poem limps a  little." replied the editor.  "Ah!" replied the poet. "But please  observe that it is about the wooden legged hero of llie street cleaning gang."���������  Philadelphia North American.  No BedclolhcB Trait.  'Those   coal   barons   can't  squeeze  - i-fil ���������  ���������VS: 1  me.  ."Don't you buro anthracite?"  "Yes. but when the Drlce rzets high  a������ '**> bed earls.'*   .. THE  CfJMBE ALAND NEWS.  Issu-jd Every   lues jay.  I'.vi  ���������-;.*. b. Ais'i'Kii-.-t^,     -. -   '-     Eurroi-  ������������������**���������.   ���������������-,��������� -���������-; ���������=- ������-"���������^ ������ ~   1 i.o c.mi.i.uis ur I iw, Kjf"������Ysi an* ������>jis-i fc'1 ������������������  Sh.. v.ir-o co '.-> ni-i!-:;. MiLn(.-:): view? oi. m-* .-  .������������������r-.--.'! pubi.c   iutfci\'>t.'  ������������������ViiiUs wo do -i--fc hold our.-:-:)1 tn   respond  t .k lYi- the uci&i 5iiet>> <>f cue-; 'j:.diiirs, "-'-  ,.'������."���������������:i ������������������'������    th--   j 'yn'.    of   (l������ L-iiiiiiie;   10  iu-nJ-j  ",5ri('!'.'; ;i,"t '' . s n.ifi- '���������' s  "M  ,"-.-i<*iirtllv.  .rLi^i^Ai.    APJ.1L,    ord,    -1900  NOTICE TO THE   SCHOOL ���������  CHlLDIiKiW  ��������� i  The Cumberland News, offers  the following to .encourage the  growth of flowers in Cumberland  ���������and< Union:  For the best 12 blooms of blolched  p.insies, one varicy and marked  ���������like, $1.50.  For the;, bes: 12 blooms, oelf  colored, one variety, one color, $1.50.  For the be9t collection ������of  pansy  blooms, not less than 12, each dii-  ferent, $1.,  For the best arranged' basket of  ��������� pansy blooms, all coloi's, 50   cents.  ' For   the   largest-   single    J-an-*-}-  bloom, a;,y color, 50 cts.  Only children.under 12   year* of  '    t  age and attending the Cumberland  *������ciiool and who. a re liying   in  any  -hou.-e in which there is a subscriber  to the News on April 3>t, 1900, for  not le.-s than six months     Flowers  ,  iiilist he grown by   exhibitor's   per-  eonally.    Ei-tries to be made at the  ���������News office from 10 to 12 a. m. on  June 30th. r  WAR NEWS.  London, March 27.���������Milirury obssrvuia  li-re iiiid evtu thuse in clodo -iff iiation with  W������t Gifiue are considerably f-unfused as to  what id being djue for Aiafekiug. Some  6,000 men are eugaged at -YVarreu con ami  Fourteen Screams and uovv axioDiier column  la leaving Kiuiberly if it has n\>t" already  started for Griqueatown; 10S. milea westward, ita   considered   purpose to   drive out  i  t.������e Buerif. Tne forcu is described as a  *.reujj- one and the expedition is likely to  A tarapt much atttntion.    Freuch is repon-  " ������i from Bloemf oatein   Sundayas  returning  from Thabanchu without  having headed < if  Com. Oliver with   his 15 guus" aud  miles oi  baggage.    Boere   here are  in  contact with  the British   eutposts from   Biggarbbarg   to  Wanentown.    Euller's   furce   had a  sharp  contest Sunday a  Wasc.ibank. Roberts Iu-  ���������f*atry har-r now beeu quiet for days aud an  advauce ia hourly expected at Warriutown.  Roberts   wires to War  Otfioe as foliowt:  liloemfonteio., March   20.���������Uapt. S'.a..lu)  of the liJoh Lancers   was iu an  affair of out  , posts north of Modder   ou 25Lh.    Thid bar������  Atattnenc is ali that comes from him.  Blbomfonteiu, March 27.���������A cavalry re-  connauance was made yesterday towards  Braudfort. The Sixteenth. Lancers by  fk rmishing drew the Bo rs from their pi,.  jjitiou into the open when tho. Dth Lauctfrs  Attempted to outflank the enmemy while  they were engaged from the front by din-  mounted seetjon of 10';h Lincdrs. Our  casualties are reported to be few. A primei  document has b<;eu found giving the Boor  losses at Spion Kop at over 2,500.  A Ladysmith special says Boer patrol  e ideavored to trap a party of 13th Hussars  on March 25ch at Watch bank. A hot  9 ft'-e ensued and several Boers wounded.  8 oknesg amongst the Boer prisoners on the  trinsports in increasing. Three deaths occurred oa March 26;h. The . bodies were  buri. d by British with the Traasvaale- s  flag on coffin. Typhoid fever alone claims  oiie hundred victin.13 amonej the. prisoners  and fie population of Simoustown fear an  epidem'c. It is announced that Lord {  Bobertsis going to Cape Town, to meet  Lady Roberts.  Ladytmit i,  Viar,.h   27���������L'tie   13oere>   are  i:tsaiu(sr ia their c-iitieiicntuer'��������� at   Bigga;s-  crg arid ita i<I ti that;   their transport Iran.  .   ...-.t; i -i   N.-^c-i -le ><. rei.ii *t->a ���������.'������ Kjc;!  l-   -   ���������- r r -ti'  <Z- .' i.������:j.-e o-*.'j-.    ,  .Via er B ������. fu-.>l .u'i.    !>���������* trcii 27 ���������A   .imsi,  1 iti.-ih fo?Cif c--tnm.ti.flcU   by CJol.    I' IcIj---  .u������red   Lidyoraud   a tier   dnviug   i.i    t  ; .er outposts.    Th.- B j^ra l-KUnued ia for.-  l .a t ���������'. B -iciali r.--r,irtJ t kiu^  vi'ith h:m tn-  L iud r,.'bt. -  Pretoria, Maivh   28 --Geu.   J -ube.-r. die  la.t n'ght di   1 L:20  <j'c <>ck.'   lie had b eo  ������uttt-rii.g    fioiu   s 0'iwch   comuii i-t.      T ,e  to.v.'i:-*    pluuyud   in   mouruiug.    D^spitcli  from B.-er haadq.iai ter in N-iatl fay* tha'-  worst destrucciou C'Uitiuued in   coal mimes.  A rumor is current i.j London that a  proclamation wxll bu s >oa i-jsusd auuexin,,  the Orange Free Scale.  l'rctoria,   March 28���������T.ie   Dundee Col-  4  liery has beju blown up aud the machinery  destroyed and ti<* nine rendered useless for  thre-j months. Djtipa'-ch froai Kroudstadt  sp.ys Co ������. Oliver tns j nned Gen. Groobl.ir.  Trains arc leaving wi.h Boers for the  fyhsing'line ou this side of Bloomfonteiu.  It is cxpecced they will arii^e at Winburg  i i a few days and effect ju'ictiou with Gen.  1) jwitt, when the federal pr-sition, it is de-  cared, will forniid. bly oppose Roberts.  Gen. Clement's column, entered Faurc-  sinith Tuesdiy, occupyisie- .lHgersf������,nteiu on  its way through. He was seeeived' witli  threat en>hii.-iasm.  Lniidou, March 28 ���������A pr vate- telegram  r.beived ii'om M.ifeking reports all we!I  t'icie March 20. T.ie ouly word fioin  Buller in a rr-pm c'if o-'ii <;?o who have re  cuvend from their woui;da and have returned to duty.  A special tiom, Bloom!o/itein says the  period of inaction is coming, to aa eu* .  Troops are beiog pushed to the front an-,  transports and stores aie being collected.  T;io men are iu the piuk of condition.  Reports from Ronjixville aud other towns  sly the surrender of   arms   to    die   Briiish  ointinuis. ������  QL-mdon,    March   29.���������Lord Riberts, has  sent 10,000 troops to Gleu, 10 miles uurth  of Bloemfontein, on the railway. Thia-.ib a  pieliminsry to the guncr-il iidvaiiO.-l Immense, qu tntities of stores have   unw bi-cii  i .  accumulated at Bloe.-ufoutcia and Lord  Robert's Infantry it seemingly about o  mi'.ve. Au impresfiou which can be traced  to the War Orh"ce is abroad that the general  ndvauce will begin next month, meanwh.le  ail the importaut towns in the Free Sta e  a e being garrisoned.  Loudon, March,   19. ���������Pretoria   despatch  .ays an official   despatch   reports   a heavy  lonbardment   in progress   on    March 26th  which was met v*. i������h a spirited response.  Loudon, March 29���������Roberts wires th it  Clements on occupying Fauresmith to-day  captured two guns and large quantities of  ammunition. It adds the Burghers are surrendering and the inhabitants settling down.  Col. Pilcher visited Ladybrand on 28th.  On leaving the town he was attacked by a  party of the enemy and one of his force  wounded and rive mis ing. During the  skirmish north of the Modder River on  March 25 five men were' wounded.  London,     March   29 ���������Announced     tl a  Kruger will now be in chief  command, vice  Gen. Joubart.  Bloamfontein, M.irch 29 ���������The military  --.uthorit'es   here have discovered  in a Free  St-ite chest realizable securities worth  82 500.000.  Brussels, March 29.���������Dr. Ley.ds has  drawn attention of E/yptian and Turkish  Governments to the fact that the British  Govurmeut admitted that six maxims were  borrowed from the Egyptian army for use  in South Africa. He demanded explanations of this breach of neutrality. No reply has been vouchsafed to this protest.  A correspondent telegraphs that the Boer  forces have been reinforced  and he   says he  is fully convinced that 1,500 foreign   troops  have been landed to aid the repulsed.   o   POLITICAL NEWS.  Victoria, March 28���������Premier Martin it  ���������a meeting held iu Victoria last night announced that the election would take place  ab ut June 15.h.  Vancouver, March 29.���������A Liberal meet-  me was heldjhere last night to choose delegates to Liberal Convention on April 5fch.  The meeting was very disorderly and the  vjtes showed 38 against and 7-i m favor of  Martin and party lines.  XmiT IS HYPNOTISM?  M.'LEAR   DEFINITION   OF THIS   MYS-  TERJOUS FORCE.  Ih������  Various   Stujres  of ISfTeetH on a-Stili  Ject���������Tbe    Optic.   Ncivt-  First  Afl'i-ct������:������'  tkhutaii iftvpiiotic Ci'ti Jj������<Jcrjsro��������� i������'������ p������l-i*-i  'Inserted in the <'lit*<-li:.  Hypnotism   oonpisls  of   t\vfo   l-iV'".--  First. th<- imirictio:> uT a- -psychic;!��������� 'c.'ui  dii.ion, in which the subi<-ut's  Tnuiii  i.-_(l  made ali.iost a blank and is com;>lctely-  nnder thi'operator".s will;  ".nd,   second,  the  sng{.'-.vcions which the subject rt  reives.    ri'hes<; sn.a^y.-rrioiis mny be com-  inunicat<;J   to  the snhjer-L in   cliJt'erem  waj-s, the hot-tot' wliich  are hy speech  as thejT ; ro more <'o:K'i'-������  and  quick];  rendereci   than    stiv������."tres1i(>iiH   made    1-.  motions au.l other nic:liixis  The' t ubjecrV. misc. ptilnliiy  io snr  icestion  v.iiile iu tiie hypnotic  slate  i   ���������  cnorinorisly iucroaHcfi, and hi*.1 nbiliiy ti  net upon ihose .sa^c-'tions is coiitrollet  entirely h'y tlie oiieT'itor.  It- is a  common hut erroneous iQe-i  that   there* are-   pevoii    "degreor."    oi  ''stages'" of hypnotisi n, 9tij.>pos>fd to ran^-<*  from a mild,'peaceful slunlher to a stati  where the subject is coniinnrcly iiss-OTt*--  ible.    Cwrircoi;.  tii-j t-inuienr KicMch tar-  orist an-', v.-j-eriineiiiirv-, clivitMHihafc thor-  M-e as i*.!Jni5r ,a;-< .line diiiinct  de-rcrees  iait. if tliis is true. I have h >en unable to  distinguish tlie difference between their-..  During the past week my sub j cot w.e,  a youuK lady. LS  years old,   and  fairly  intelligent; *in  three days I subjected  her toV.ie. process of hypnosis seven different 1 imeb. and from  the most care  fu]   exj^eriiuents,  in conjunction!-with  Dr. Charles Morel], we found the iiist  degi-ee <;f phynotism consisted simply of  a mild-slumber together with the loss'of  fliirht.    The loss of the sense of tantt-  i-uo-u followed, and quickly after  tiiut (  the sense of smell departed;  then  vhi'  *K\se of touch, aud ku-l of all the S(?nst-  of hear in;.-,-. t ���������  Tho third stnjje of hypnotism, accor'cl  ing to Biuet nnd Fern,  is that of cata  lej)sv,   in  which   the subject become*,  perfectly rigid, and remains in that con-  .lilk-ii for anv ]en^ui ot liuie.    I have  ; fo-sjid tl'.Jit the subject has a tendency  ' to assume  the condition  of  catalepsy.  ,ind thur it can be.ind'-..:<m between anj .  if the strides before I'-.e^uinncd. i.e., tha; _  ���������ulie subject bi;coi;K:.,   according  to my  will, iefcnaryio or ri  id betwi en the lo.lr  A! nor of the two ���������-������������������' ...������������������i-'ti.  I liuve btated"i::..i, the optic nervei- -  ���������Jie iirst io lose i is power under hypnosis,  but a curious effect wa.-i noac cable before  me :vubji:et lost, all control������������������'   of sigh!  '.v7hiie tdie eyes were still  half open ������.  i.ri-.,ht r.*d h.'mi.i!cerchief v.'as held bofor. _  loem in the lino of vision, and at'a dig' '  f.%tnct3 of abuat fourteen iaches.    Whei.  '..sired its cc.lor  the  fitbjeot pronouncec  ,r. bine,- the   contra.--iini!' color  of   red ���������  .'-.gain, a "oiue '(itercaibf v^as declared <.���������..  ',.'.-5 onr.i^'e, a.id a yellnw one blue, and s<  >n,"uach color bring calieit  "by.iit. com  ���������'iuinenuiry color.    Dicing this trial i =  .'.-.-is-, tbou^'hri r.j'iat p-.-Jiapd  'Lhe subjec;  was color blind,  ijui; nns w.-u; i'ennd'U  ;<������������������ uicorrei-.t, as the .������������������'-.lbject defined alio:  :ae colors .-ccurately white "in full ?������os-  :.-s,dun of '.be tieusas.  As vlie cye-be'-nnii- devoid-of tho.powei  -..:' i-.i-.vht a"iwen':y-c.uuLiO po.ver iucau-  iWj'iiit   electric  lamp,   v-'ivn   reflector.  ..-a.- set b.-\'"o'--- i'.ie *ji.bject ut a distance  ������i tea lticht:,     '-"Ills bright lit-rht failed  o contract or cjrpa:id the pupils in fch-  Aito;-this i" com'nanded the'subject  .obawiiiH rigid, whe.i this state v.'as  iumediaiely effected. Alter releasing  ier from tuis stage she resumed the first  lea'ree. This was pruven by a bor.tle of  the strongest amiuonia held directly to  ��������� he nostrils aud the subject commanded  co inhale it. This test failed, but a can  Ue and pot-do wire consumed without  reluctance, i.i-.-'-.-ating that the sense of  histe followed t;,e loss "of sight.  The third cegvee was then induced.  T/lO ammonia 'was again introduced,  while it \vas.r;.-;r>'este& that the "perfume" -vrjis exquisite. , As the subject  inhaled the fumes of the ammonia a  smile of pleasure played about her lips,  tho mare'suggestion of perfume producing-the result as before stated.  After a few more passes the girl lost  hhe sense of touch  and several needles  were inserted in the cheek and through  the lip.    The doctor also extracted a dot-avert tooth,  and -he tesLs wore over.  [ released the subject -from her insensible state apparently none tlie worse foi .  her severe tests.    I shall  conduce from  lime to lime experiments upon each degree of insensibility,  treating osch sop  urately and exhaustively.-- iivibert Hare  uci. Jr.". iu St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  MiOES &S8D DEEB SKINS  McMILLAH TOR & WOOL CO.  '  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  -HfWrite for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay.������^t  .Styles in Alaska.  It is strange how soon one become?,  accustomed to and adopts the customs of  the country in which one sojourns. All  our party have gradually come to wear  native clothing moi'e or less.  Sealskin boots (hair seal, not the fur  Heal), aither with the hair on or off the  uppers and legs, as may be desired, with  walrus skin soles, worn with an insole of  dry grass, were the first articles of apparel adopted. They are the most comfortable I havo ever worn; they are also  the most clumsy looking.  But one soon forgets about the appearance, and a person with a pair of American made leather boots or shoes looks  as much out of place as an Esquimeau  would on tho streets of Portland with  his parka (coat), hood and boots on.  It is too warm for us to endure the fur  coats made of reindeer, seal, squirrel,  mink skins, &c, but most of the party  are provided with them.  The Hoods are usually attached to the  ooat, and are thrown back in warm  weather, leaving the head exposed.  The winter boot3 are made of reindeer  and other warm skin3, with the fur on,  but are not worn in wet weather. The  hair of the reindeer is as soft as beaver,  and a coat of its material will keep out  the cold more effectually than.ten times  its weight in woollens.  In fact, as I am told by residents, one  cannot wear enough woollens to keep  warm in winter, the weight being_ too  great. Furs are also anecessity for bed-  iing'.--JvjDrniug Qreepnian.  <���������   Prcsh Layer Beer ,:NTHE;]M<oviNCE.  STL AM    Beer,   A!e,   and   Porter.  w   (1 of $5.00 will be paid ior information   leading  to con'ktion  of  :������.... vwLholding or destr* yinj-i any   kegs   i-eluiigmg  to , tlii-s  company���������.  tiJBNHY BEIFEt*, '. Manayer.  Do not permit children to form  tlie habit oi ui.-.|>uting and quuirei-  ��������� jig with - each oti.er. It may be  pr-vented, like other bad habits, by  watchfulness, particularly if the  training is be-.-un 'when the chiid-  iv.-i aie very young. .Separation is  the be.-t punishment, breaking up  the play find t'-i'king awaythecai-.se  .if the dispute. Children are social beings and do not like to be a-  ,<>n--. They do not like solitude,  and .i they find it is invariably  the result ofe quarreling the}*- will'  take pains to be more amiable so as  not to be forced i;.to it.���������April  Ladies Home Journal.    ..  _  INxOiiE CHALK  It is said ��������� that a certain young  ladv in. a neighhorinu; town drvam-  ed one night' recently that she died,  and when si e asked admittance to  'the otht-r wot'ia bt. Tv.er gttve her  .siiino- chalk and told hoi- io go  d wr\ the walls of the golden city  until.. she came to a blackboard,  u here-- she was to write her sins.  On her way she met a friend who  had always,posed as a good church  lnembei. and upon asking, him  where lie was going he replied he  was going after more chalk. '  WHEN   TULIPS  WEAKLY   OVEB-  T.UXLNSD HO-tEAHD."-  Tne ancestral bulbs of the tulips,.  which give our nVwer-gardenh euch  graceful   form   and   suberb   color,  otVce came-near overturning the little kingdom of-  IJolland.    The na-  tio,nal   tad for tulips   reached   the-  stage   of madne.-rs, ' and   nearly all  oilier   business   vyas  neglected   in  consequence.    Everybody wasfren-.-  zied with the 'fever to  speculate in  tulips,, and as much as three thoua-  and dollars   was pa;d   fur a single-  bulb���������the equivalent of n.anytimes>  that ' sum   to-d.y.     "The   Flower  that Set a' Nation   Mad," recalling:  the tulip craze ia   Holland, will  be,*  on������-: of'the' features in the May Lad-  ics' Home Journal.      .   <  -o-  It Will JJertainly  Fay   lou, to;  GET OUR   VOICES    AND   TEU.MS ON  Pianos and.' Organs  llEI'DKE ORDI-WIN-.* J-.l,SBWHliltJS..  A IjAKGE PROJECT.  It was explained" at the board o  trade yesterday that capitalists  abundantly able lo carry out what  they undertake are considering the  proposed railway to the north end  of Vancouver Island m cont.eeion  with a large transpor ation scheme.  The plan which they have before  them contemplates the construction of the proposed railway, the  a quisition of the E. & N., the es-  iablishment of a ierry connection  with the provincial Mainland so as  to connect- with the Canadian Pacific a? well as the United S ates  roads, the establishment of ferry  connection with Port Angeles and  the construction, if necessary, of  the Port Angeles Eastern Railway;  The gentlemen, associated, .with/the  project are abundantly able to*fur-  nish themselves all the needed  capital. They are awaiting the  action of the Dominion. Government in tbe matter, of the subsidy  before approaching Mr. Dunsmuir  with a definite proposal to acquire  the E. & N. Railway, and they  hope/to be able to associate themselves with him in. the construction  of the line on the Island,, and to  interest him in the whole enterprise. If this project is carried out  it will mean the establishment of;  one of the greatest transportation  companies- ori'the Pacific Coast, and  in view of the enormous business to  be developed in the Yukon, Alaska,  Northern British Columbia and  Vancouver Island, it is safe to say  that the enterprise if rightly  handled ought to be highly profitable.  SOLE AGENTS FO.i  I-lEIiNTX.MAK.   NOIIDIIEIMER,  Stejxway, Hell,    Dominion.    Worm with   Pianos..  ( '   ESTEY,      liEJ,T, '    AND     DO  MINION   OltGANS.  M.W. WAITT&C0.  GO Govbrument  St., Victoiia.  Chas. Segrave,  Local Agent, Cumberland.  vrvrvtaM-ruxx-nwuK^njiaaJ mjm. m  j". K;, ivi:ol.eox:  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled! Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  Espimait & Hanaimo. By-  Steamship City of Nanaimo will Bail ,aa>  follows, calling at way ports as freight andi  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m..  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  "'      Nanaimo.for Victoria,     -  Saturday 7 a.m.  _OR Freight  tickets   and State--  room- Apply on board,  GEO. L.  COURTNEY,  Traffics Manager  FOR" SALE, cheap, a  quantity  of  Furniture and Bedding, &c.  Applv to  . ]MRS. JOYCE.  Cor. of 3rd St. and Windermere Ave  The News War Bulletin gives al^  the latest news- of   the" Transvaal.  Subscribe   jor   the    Bulletin   and'  keep posted on the war.    Price per-  month $1.0.0'or 5" cts. per copy. 1*  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  - CUMBERLAND.- B.C.  Ho  Knew   Playfair.  The manager of the phosphate mine  ' ��������� was a Scotchman.' tall, big boned: with  the strongest Clasgow Doric in Ills  tongue. At first he was.obdurate and  desired us .to leave*the ground and to  drop the .specimens , which we had  taken before he appeared. At last I  addressed him iu good Scotch and asked him whether he thought I was a  mining adventurer. "Aye, that's just  what ye are."  "No." 1 replied, "I am a Scotch p'ro-  ' fessor."  "Then.   If ye  are,   ye'll   be  Lavin  a  name."  !'My name." I said. "Is Playfair."  "Man," said  my Scotch friend, "are  ye Lyon Playfair?"  I assured him I was, but expressed  i surprise that  he knew the name,  to  which  he replied,  looking from   his 0  feel 2 Inches with compassion ou  my  !i feet 4 Indies. "Hoot, inon, yer name's  traveled farther than yer wee legs will  ' -ever carry ye."���������"Letters of Lyon Play-  fa Jr." '    . ,   '   Hit  <l������e  Null.  "What did the poor man say when  . tie was accused of, taking the cattle?"  inquired tlie tourist.  "The' right thing, stranger," responded Amber Pete.  "What was lt?"r  "I'll be hanged."���������Chicago News.  Minaifs Liniment Cures Bums' Etc,  Not m. Hardship.  ."Do Mr. acid Mrs. Wickelson, the people who live across tbe hall from you,r  ever disturb you at night by their quar-c  ���������reliug?    I am told that they tight like  cats and dogs." .,'  . ,  "They do fight, but we are not disturbed  in the least.    My husband always  permits  trie to  let the transom  .down and listen without a protest."���������  Chicago Times-Herald.  PALE PEOPLE  Ha.ve their blood enriched, their  heart strengthened and their  cheeks rosy by using Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  Insufficient quantity or poor quality of  the blood is one of tlie evil results that  usually follow any derangement of th.������  heart.  If the heart becomes weakened in any  way it cannot pump the blood to the lunga  as it should, there to be purified and impregnated with the life-giving oxygen.  As a result the  ' blood deteriorates.  It loses its nourishing, vitalizing,  health-giving qualities. The face becomes pale, thin  and waxen, the lips  bloodless, tbe hands  and feet cold.  There is , weakness, tiredness,  shortness of breath and'palpitation. When  those 8ufToring,'from thin or watery blood  start taking Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills they are assured of a euro. Every  dose acts on the heart itself, causing it  to beat strong, stoadyand regular.  Every dose, too, introduces into the  blood -those vital elements necessity to  make it rich and red.  Soon the pale cheek takes on th# rosy  hue of health, there is 'strength inatsoJ of  weakness, energy- and1 activity take the  place of tiredness and lassitude.  Miss M. Skullion, 50 Turner Street,  Ottawa, Ont., says: "I was greatly  troubled with my heart, together with  extreme nervousness for many years.  These complaints brought about great  weakness and feeling of tiredness. My  blood was of poor quality, so much "o that I  became pale and languid. Milhurn^s  Heart and Nerve Pills cured me after all  else, failed. They built up. my'svstem,,  enriched my blood, strengtheiicd my  nerves and restored me,to health."  PERSONALITIES.  TflKY-DROVE PJMPLES AWAY.���������  A face covered with'pirn pies is unsightly.  Ic'ti-lla of internal irregularities which  should long since ' have been corrected.  Tne liver and the kidneys are not performing their functions in. the healthy  .way they should, and these pimples are  to let yon know that the blood protests.  Parmelee's V getable -Pills, will drive  them all away, and will leave the skin  clear and clean.. Try them, and .there will  be another witness to their excellence.  Yankee TUrlft.  A guest with ail irascible'temper at a  hotel. In a New Eng'land town found  ���������that the''dinner was not to bis liking,  and lie had uo hesitancy in'"-telling the  waiter so.- Finally he threw down his  knife and fork.    s s  "Well." he exclaimed, "there's-no use  in talking,    rcan't eat this stuff."  'Tin sorry, sir," responded the waiter, "buj: you might,as well, for you'll  have to pay for it anyhow."���������Detroit  free Press.  INTELLIGENT MIKE.  THK FLAGGING ENERGIES REVIVED.���������uonstant application to business is a tax upon tlie energies, and if  there be nut relaxation, lassitude aud depression are sure to intervene. Theso  come from stomachic troubles. The want  of exeroiee brinus on nervous irregulari-  tirs. and the stomach ceases to, assimilate  food properly , In this condition Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will be found a recuperative of rare power, restoring- tbe  organs to healthful action, dispelling  depression, and reviving the flagging  energies.       TCtnulnnr nnd n������prKtn������c Take Time.  It's all very well for you and Nellie  and Enisle to unite in millions of hugs  and kisses, but please consider the  time It would occupy your poor old  very busy uncle. Try hugging and  kissing Emsie for a minute by the  watch, and I don't think you'll manage It more than 12 hours a day.���������Letter nt Lewis Carroll.  .A.   Little    Story    "Written.    For    Our  Youtlif-al Renders.  ' "Talking about intelligent dogs,"  said the man who lives on Ellsworth  avenue, "we have a bull .terrier named  Mike at home who knows more about  the English language than most people.  Wc call him Mike because he has such  classical features."  -"We've bad him since he was a pup,  and in his younger days he did nothing  but,'eat and bark; bark and eatb day  and'nigbt. It'didu't'seemas if he took  any time for sleep. - As long as he did  his barking around the stable it didn't  matter much, because we couldn't hear  him from, the house but one day lie  got into the kitchen.-- He was barking  as usual, of course. Mother put'him  out. As Mike tumbled as gracefully as  be knew how down the .steps leading  from the' back' perch to the walk mother said to him:  " 'Mike, you've got to stay away from  bere.'(.  "That, was-all she said, and I don't  know .whether you will care to believe  me or not, but-that dog has not attempted to' enter the house since.  Sometimes be comes down the garden  aud looks toward the kitchen, and  then, as if ue had suddenly remembered something, he turns and trots  back to the stable.  "Somewhere around 3 o'clock one  morning last summer Mike awoke me  by sitting down beneath my bedroom  window and barking. I opened the  window and looked down at him.  '" 'Mike,' I said, 'it isn't respectable  to carry on like this at 3 a. m. Shut  up and go away.'  "That dog hasn't beeu beard to bark  since."���������-Pittsburg Press.  An  Arctic  Incident.  "I'm after you!" cried the hunter.  "I -don't care a wrap!" retorted the  seal.  Thereupon he skinned off.���������Philadelphia Press.  Miss Caroline Hazard of Rhode Island, president of Weilesley college, is  not a college graduate.  Ex-Seiiator .John M. Palmer's present purpose in Washington is to gather material for his forthcoming* book  of recollections.  Colonel ,Badeu-Powell is no uiean  artist in spite of his soldierly qualities.  He studied art in his youuger days  with Geroine in, Paris.  Prince David of Hawaii, a nephew  of former Queen Liliuokalaui. states  he has about decided to make Washington bis permanent home.  General Joubert's wife has gone  with him In all his, campaigns and is  said to have aided with her counsel  the development of his strategic plans.  ��������� President Steynof the Orange Free  State is proud of his humble origin.  "My father.-"- be once said, "was a  wagon maker and, I am glad to be  able to say it. a good one."   ,  Ex-Postmaster General William L.  Wilson has gone to southern Arizona,  where he will spend the winter. He is  suffering from pulmonary trouble and  goes at the advice of his physician.  John Morley has just been unanimously elected honorary president of  the Oxford Palmerston club. This  post was occupied by_ Gladstone from  the club's foundation,in 1S73 until his  death, since which time it has been  vacant. ,       ,,<..'  Senator McCumber of North' Dakota has taken a house on Twenty-first  street, Washington.- near the residence  6f his colleague.'" Senator Hansbrough.  Mr. McCumber "owns a valuable collection'of paintings.-for which a room.has  been prepared In bis new gallery.  The' anonymous-.-"Australian" who  gave ������10,000 to. the Mansion-House  Transvaal war,fund is said to be Sir  Daniel Cooper. Bart., one of the richest  Australian merchants' and land owners, a prominent" subscriber to. tbe  Crimean fund and later to that for the  relief of the Lancashire cotton famine.  Admiral and Mrs. Dewey have'taken  a pew in St.. Paul's Roman Catholic  church, Washington, the pastor of  which, the Rev. Father Mackin, officiated at their wedding. The admiral  has also rented a pew In St. John's  Episcopal church and has been chosen  a trustee of the Episcopal temple, on  the Tenallytown road.  . Dr. Cbarles"Ff\ H. Willoghs of  Doylestown.,0.. who Is the oldest practicing physician- In the'state.- celebrated bis ninety-sixth birthday the other  day and is still so well preserved that  he1 has good reason .to hope for the completion of a century.' Very few of. the  male members of .his family have died  before attaining the age of 90, and his  grandfather-lived until be was 100. -  Lister &Go.,Ld.  ,232   KING   STREET,   WINNIPEG,  Manufacturers of the  "ALEXANDRA"  AND  "MEL0TTE"  i"  CKE-A.M     SEPAEATORS  0  Will mail to you gratis their new DAIRY" HAND BOOK, if you  send yt.ur addre. s to them, at same t me stating how many cows  y������/u i'tend to mil k,ne.\t season, how you raise your cream at present,  and what make of Cream Separator you use, if you have one. T his  little book contains complete directions for making butter,'besides  much other us ful information. Do not fail to. procure one while  they last. It is we 1 worth $3 to any one making, butter, and costs'  you nothing, just the trouble of sending the information requested.   '  5  BRUSHES  ������������������������������������  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  jf&i  &a  C^^T.LvcigarT  Manufactured by TBOS. t,EE, Winnipeg-*.  THE.  NATIONAL  LIFE OF CANADA  Issues it Pollc-- Kevr to Insurers. ���������  Tuke One Out Now.  Nares, Robinson & Block,, Managers.  Peter Dickson, Agent for nian. ' '  and N. W. T.    ,  .WINNIPEG,  MAN.  if i i  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Wlite,US, Hamlltoii.Ont.  Circle Tens  Ia. S. & B, Coffee*  I..S.& I). Extracts  I..8.& B. Spices __  Better Than  the X Ray.  ."No matter how different a man may  be." said the famous surgeon, "there is  one thing that will' Invariably show  just what Is in-him."   .  "Arid, that' Is?" .queried the nervous  patient. " /  "An autopsy." replied the famous  surgeon.���������Philadelphia Record.  HIGH GRADE. PLOWS,    SEEDING   MACHINES  Carriage--,   Wag-out*/ Barrows, Windmills,  &c.   COCKSHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg*.  T TV ^-t- tt r>  a!  W. N. V. < 258  | TWO NEW BtiOKSl  flANVASSEltV IT a. Library of  VaP South Africa (f ur booki ia onr), -n������lr  Dwlffht L<. Maody. tbe Man nnd Eit  Mission. Both ralUble work*and I eaut-ifully  Illustrated; ���������> rehash of old matter like some o*  tlie books offered for sale. Prices awa.. dowa,  terms extra lib ral. Prospectus of first book flf'a.',  of second book 35c, or both for 75c, am^ant re- ,  fnniled with first ordfr f<r five books. William  Brlffffs,Methodist BnnV k Puh. Houie.ToroatO.,  A YOUNG GIRL'S DANGER.  How  She  Baffled  STAGE GLINTS.  HEALTH  Can Be Yours.  Do not try experiments with your  health. If you are not well use only  a medicine known to cure. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills - are not an experiment. They have cured thousands  of people, who.had tried common medicines and failed to find  health.     Some of  the cured are in/your own neighborhood.  Mr. P. Mission, Deleau, Man., writes:���������"I can speak in tho highest terms of  Dr. Williams' Pink Pilis as a med'eine for rebuilding the system. Previous to  using the pills I wa= suffering from headaches, loss of appetite and extreme nervousness, which left me in a very weak condition. The leant work would fatigue  me. I can now say however, that I never felt better in my life than I do at present, thanks to Dr. Williams'Pink Pills. Similar sufferers���������and there are many-  will find it to their great advantage to use these pills."  Do not take anything that does not bear the full name "Dr. Williams'  Fink Pills for Pale People." It is an experiment and a hazardous one  to use a substitute. Sold by all dealers or post paid at 50 cents a box,  *r six boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville.  Lillian Russell was singing ballads  at Tony Pastor's theater 20 years ago.  The Castle Square forces are to sing  "A Basso Porto." a new Led'erer opera.  New York will hear it first. ,  - Charles"H. Hoyt Is not writing any  farces just now. He has several that  are good for $130 apiece a week in  royalties, and he doesn't have to do  more than Indorse the checks.  It is reported that Felix Mottl has  been created a knight of the Legion of  Honor in recognition of his services  to French opera through the production of works by Berlioz, Bizet. Cha-  brier and others.  Lottie. Collins of "Boom de Aye"  fame has been ongaged for the next  ballet at the London Alhambra. which,  following the - trend of the day, will  deal with the South African war and  be called "The Soldiers of the Queen."  . Maurice-Grau has signed a contract  with Mme. Sarah Bernhardt for a farewell American tour, beginning in November. 1900. In this tour Mme. Bernhardt will be seen as Hamlet, which  has proved so interesting an event in  her last season in London.  The new Savoy opera by Sir Arthur  Sullivan and Captain Basil Hood is  Persian In character, and its topic is  hallucination. A drug Is administered  to a gentleman in the court of a Persian prince, and he. dreaming under  its Influence that he is the prince or  saltan, on awakening continues to believe it and is assisted in bis belief by  others.  Overcame   It,   and  Her  Tormentor.  *' Toronto, Dec. 26th.���������Miss Ida Hobkirk, of  184 Harbord street, this city, is a young lady  who is exceedingly popular with * a very extensive circle of friends, all of whom are  rejoicing oyer her recent escape from a terrible danger. The story'of her experience is  deeply interesting, told in her own straightforward way.   v.   -  Here is her narrative:���������"In 1896 I took a  position in "a down-town'store. My work-  was not unusually hard, but I soon found I  could not stand it,and my-health failed. I-  grew very thin, h d splitting headaches con-c  tinually, dizzy spalls and extreme weakness.  My tongue was thickly furred, har h and  dry every omorning,.and I arose tired and  aching. ?1 was dull and low-spirited all the  time.,     \   , ,  '   ���������    x  -*'My sister had used Dr.-Arnold's English  Toxin Pills'with remarkable benefit, and I  also began to tak-j lheni. I candidly state  that improvement began almost immediately. Daily I mended, till today I am in  better health and much stronger than I have  been for years. To Dr. Arnold's1 English  Toxin Pills, and to them alone, the credit is  due."  Every girl and woman who suffers as Miss  Hobkirk did should use Dr. Arno d's English  Toxin Pills. They will give new l.fe and  health.  , Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills, the only  medicine that cures disease by killing the  germs that cause it, are sold by all druggists  at 75c. a box ; sample box 25c, or sei.t postpaid on receipt of price by the Arnold  Chemical (Jo., Limited, Oanad i Life Building, 42 King street west, Toronto.  Untol Dolmirnol Won trout. 1'rce II������k. Am.  illllui DdllllUldl. P. $ I.BO up. ������.['.$1.00eu.  LA HISPANIA  KHEDIVE AND  RED CROSS  1  Are positively guaranteed Pure Havana  1 iller, and will please the most  fastidious smoker.  CIGARS  The yearly increase of sales proves an'  appreciative public.     Manu- '<.'  factured only by '   *  GEO. F.  BRYAN &  CO.,  Catholic Prayer.%������&*������������������  ulars, lit ligious Pictures, statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works.  Mai. orders re- ���������  ceive prompt attention. ]), & J SadlM& CO.,Montreal'  It is said that Saturday'has beenjt'  fatal day toL the royal family of Britain for, the last IS.") years.   William III,  Queen   Anne.   George'   I,; -George   II,"  George III, George IV, tbe Duchess of  Kent, the prince consort, the Duke of*  Clarence,   the   Duke ��������� of   Albany   and  Princess Alice all died on that day.  Womnn'm Art  AnrnlM.  Unwelcome Suitor���������That's a lovely  song.   It always carries me away:  She���������If I had known bow much  pleasure It could give us both, I would  have sung It earlier In the evening.���������  Harlem Life.  ITEMS   OF  INTEREST.  CANNOT BE BEAT.-r-Mr. M. Stein-  back, Zurich, writes:���������"I have uspd Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil in my family for a  number of years, and I can safely say  that it cannot be beat for tbe cure of  croup, fresh cuts and sprains. My little  boy has had attacks of croup several  times, and one dose of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil was sufficient for a perfect cure.  I take great pleasure in recommending it  as u family medicine, and I would not be  without a bottle in the house;"  MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Eterywlere..  Troulilf   Atii-Rit.  Mrs. W.���������Did your sji>nographer address those "at home" cards of mine to  the list I gave youV  "Yes. but she made a slight error.  She sent them to a list of our creditors."���������Life.  Why go limping and whining aooufc  your corns, when a &o cent bottle of flol-  loway's Corn Cure will' remove them f  Give it a trial and you will not regret it.  POLITICAL QUIPS.  The presidential bee in a man's bonnet  seldom (ills it with the honej*. of happiness.���������Chicago News.  Wouldu't it he quite humorous to have  Root the tail of one ticket and Hogg th������'  tail of the otherV���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  If the politicians of Buffalo /jot all they  wanted, they would hold all of the offices  west of the Genesee river.��������� Batavia  News.  In After Tears.  "Why. what's the matter, -Nellie?"  asked her maiden aunt  , "Oh. auntie," replied tbe bride of a  month, "It's too provoking for anything! Tom treats me as if I were a  child."  "Well, don't mind a little thing like  that, my dear," said the old lady.  "When you get to be my age, you will  remember It with pleasure."���������Chicago  News. ���������. .  There are nearly 900 cigar factories  iu Lancaster couuty. I'a.'      '  Many of the most responsible positions at tbe Kluiberley diamond mines,  the greatest in the world, are held by  Americans.  Paymasters and commissariat officials of the German army receive special training in examining the Quality  of food supplied to the army.  Literary attainments are not in high  favor In the Transvaal, the only book  being their beloved Bible. Letter writing is almost totally neglected.  A sporting club in Munich has succeeded in securing a reproduction by  means of the cinematograph of a difficult Alpine ascent in all its phases.  Prunes afford the highest nerve or  brain food, supply heat and waste, but  are not muscle feeding. They should  be avoided by those who suffer from  the liver.  Muther Graves' Worm Exterminates ie  pleasant to take; sure and effectual In  destroying worms. Many have tried it  with best results.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia;  Reliable Medicine.  "Do you believe in mind cure?"  "Yes," answered Mr. Meekton's wife.  "It sometimes works with matters of  habit. Every time I give Mr. Meekton  a piece of my mind about smoking it  cures him for several days."���������Washington Star.  ������ny  a  Couldn't sleep at night  with the torture.  Hi������  Experience.  Mr. Chalklcbump (engaging aspirant  for the position of assistant in milk  business)���������And what previous, experience have you had, my lad?  Jimmy Small���������Well, sir, I've 'elped  pump the organ In our church. (Engaged at once.)-���������Ally Sloper.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cures DaDlW  Eczema, or Salt Rheum as it Li  often called, is1 one. of the most  agonizing: of skin diseases, nothing  but torture during- the day and twofold torture at night.  But there's a remedy permanentlyl  cures  the worst kind of Eczema---:  relieves  the   itching-,   burning-   and  smarting and   soon leaves the akin  smooth and healthy.  It is Burdock Blood Bitters.  Mrs.  Welch,   Greenbank,   Ont.,  tried it and here is what she says:  "B.B.B. cured me of Eczema three yearn  *.%o and I have had no return of it since.  I was so bad that 1 could not sleep at nurht  with It. . ���������-������������������*  "Being told of B.B.B. I tried It, and two  bottlss made a perfect and permanent cure."  'V* V .  ~>   >:r^  ���������*-',)' Mrt  i   ' i '-.i-i  -;v<--l  '- '-i. K".  --*; *"-",���������'-  * -*1 "i    til ***a������^vt������Tfcc:*������.iay^������-ri-Muri nmtimwmtmntmm tna^mnvftf^  rwitfim*******-  ^gtt?QtMrnri*9++i% gps^js^*  >* "���������������*��������������� ���������rt^m^mm  t*$lfiM%l^m'V9"1** <isp) IWIJT1  'j^'liE jUJUALiili'.ULANJD J\Ti������XV:  ISSUED EVERY  TUESDAY.  W.. 'JBu HnDerson, Btntor  &������' Adjrejtisers who want their ad  ,cb.ang-edt should get copy in by  ���������&2 a irx. day before issue.  fcjubscnibers     tailing       to   r������ce.ve      'i'li:-.  N:--������vi'rs rt'gal������cl-y --will confer a favor by   l*>l  jS   ia   chy office.  'Job- Work Strictly C.  O. D.  .Tica-asient Ads Cash dn Advance.  ���������'TUESDAY-,   /AHftIL    3rd     1900  .AIDING   SOAD  TO    THE NORTH.  The special meeting of the board  (fo'f trade called for ysrileraav-y   -afier-  ���������moon'did.'no*t take.li-riff i's?.   arririna  jat a unanimous cUci-jion to endors*-  jfcli������-projected extension of-the E. &  K. railway to the   north end of the  .Tsiaijd,    There was very little   qis-  ���������j (>cus&on, sit "being 'conceded,   by   all  jp'resent that>tbe*3ribeme was one on  owhich-jthere^yere np.tw-j .opinions,*  ,   '.and one the   advantages   of  which  have ifoeen   extensively   and   ade-  /guajely sefc.forih.in the   press   and  .con -the .platform.'''   So there' were no  jlong-.speeches.-     A   strong "resolu-,  ;.tion of -endorsation   was , proposed,  ���������TsyOVIryC. H.' Lugrin, 'editor <.of the:  ������������������Colonist, and  unanimously passed,  after the mover had given some .in-j  S ormatiori showing .how.'others than  ihe, .original', applicants     Jfor ' thei  (charter'were anxious -to' -.take  bold'  >of "the project :aud jpush'it to  .completion. '    \ \  The other item;of' 'business dealt]  .\with at'.the meeting;  wa- the  desir-;  ���������ability of ithe-aboard'-endorsing - the!  .suggestion 'that the T'fOV-mciaLGov--  .eminent should'lend its   aid to the  ���������erection,   in   connection, with .the-.  -��������� -Winnipegexhibition, of .a per'man-  - ent -buildbig to aoconam-Jdate JBrit-  ij&h *i3ei'umbia exhibits. Th-ouch  ,tb.e courtesy of the board, af'.er th"  -Regular .business had been exhausted, /F. ' W. Heubach, the  '���������manager of the industrial exhibit-  .ion at Winnipeg, was permitted to  >addr.e.-*s the board on 'the object of  his -visit and desirability of .British  .Columbia being represented  at the  1 ;ex,hibitioii,in the manner suggested.  ���������It was decided to recommend early  favorable action on the part of the  ��������� council of the board *of trade, and a  meeting will probably be held early  ,next week  to   pass   the  necessary  .-, .resolutions in' accordance with that  ���������;decision.'  Vice-president-  -L.   -G    'McQuade  'oc :upi*-d the chair and  there   Avere  jpresent: Simon LcUer, C.   EL    Lu-  ;gri i, Aid. Williams, Jame.s  Tnom-  ,son,.   A.   .G.  '-McCandless, .Stephen.  Jones, (jr. Foster, J. Bell, -Lawrenc*  ���������;G-oodacre, Joshua Davie?, J. C, Mc- ���������  fClure, H. Bul.len,   D: W.    HigginV  M.PF.,XH.Turner, M.P.P..,-Henry:  .jSaunders,��������� Cap.t. Wiltiam Meyer, E.  E. Wootton, H. Smith, W.H Ellis.;  {ftD.'D.Ma-son, Thomas   Shotbolt, J.'  .Mitchell, John-Piercy, R. Seabrook  ���������and Jos:Vp!) Loewe.n.  The chain nan   briefly   explained,  '.the object of   the   -special  meeting.  Mr. Lugr-in, as he v/a-j one   of-.those  ^nstruirie-iycaliin-calling  the   mem-!  bers together, outlined   the   stratus-  .-vof   ;the ;project.      He  ''thought   i:  timely sto teli the board   what   wa.-  *be,inrg done.    During the   last   session   of   Parliament   a  gentleman  .whois.uMerested in   .the   develop-  .men.t of 'Vancouver Island npoke to  pom* of the -ministers -regarding the  .Jikt-lii-ood of.getting-sx  subsidy ami  received a   favorable   response.    1\  s-vas,pointed  out   to liirn,  however..  thai .a"Company iiiu.i:L be   incoi-por  a ted -before   ,the  -matter   could   be  properly dealt with.    The bill now  before Parliament .was in.tr.nuceu  in   consequence.     Another   appli-  -.'ation was als made,.and .the gentle-  aaaan interested had .placed the mat-  '.ltv in his handb in   order that -he  .uight   look, after   their   interesis  Jier.e.   j������e had had   a .*i;onv������rsati������n  with Mr. Dunsmuir on   the  matter  and as a result he  had advised  bib  principals'   .that     every     purpose  would be served by JMr. Dunsm'uir's  application.    Later lie met an American gentleman who has  become  interested intthe project.    Headline  to Victoria looking for  a   field  for  investment, and-is   ;now  interested  to some extent in the mines '.on the.  west coast -of' Vancouver   Island.',  Mr. Lugrin had buoreght under this  gentleman's notice   the   matter  of  the railvvj^y t������ 'tthe   north   .end   of  Vancouver   Island.     The   plan as  outlined,to - that   gentleman,   who,  represents very .large  capital, comprised, besides a line of  steam ship ?  from the northern terminus   of'the  railway to Alaskan por's,ferry connections with the BriiiislijColurjalaian i  mainland   and . 'to    'tht  American'  railway systems to   the  south,- and  the acquisition of -the E.-.& IS". Railway.. .The estimated   cost   of   the  completion v.������f  :S.uch   <an   .extensive  scheme of coast tranportation   wasi  $8,000,000.    The idea was taken up  quite eagfiivj*;, aaid ���������communk'aions;  witih t;hu gentleman interested  were  now iocirr.g-.e.irried on.    In^ the last  letter .he had :racoi-,vtud.  the   L;-en.tle-  man regarded with a great   dealiof  alanm the -sjti.aestion   tlbat   ]jriti.*ili;  Colum'bia was likely - .to a'dopi   uhs  s_\ stem of the   Government   owaier-  ship-of railways.    He had   assured!  t-iem that as tlie<dhartor -.would   be  a federal one it would   not-   oe'   affected thereby.     Mr. Lugrin    mentioned these matters   to  show that  other capitalists besides   Mr. D.uns-  u'luir were intereeted in thu project.  One of the gentlemen was   now' in-  N"ew    Y<a:k,   and had   exhaustive  data on the subject to submit to his  a>so\::ates in that   cit}'.      The   interest taken shows that   when Parliament has .acted   some   one   will  come forward.'  The speaker    then  told of   the   resolutions   endorsing'  die scheme   passed   at   the public  meeting in the   Philharmonic   hall  and by the City Council.    He   had  .ilrc.idy forwarded to Ottawa   petitions bearing over 2,000 signatures,  unci had others   in    hi.-;   possession  vith 1,500 names, and   each, 'mail-  brought others frou>inierior points.  The Vaneodvea: b ard of .trade and1  the'City Council   had  ..been   com :  miniicaled with on the subject, but|  o reply had as yet been    received.  I.Li moved the following resolution.:  "Resolved: That, this board re-  gacls the proposed railway to the;  north end of Vancouver Island as  ivork for the advantage of B .ritish,  Columbia and the Yukon territory,  and recornmencl-s it to the^avorahle  consideratioh oithe Provincial Government and the Parliament of  Canada as deserving of assistance  iiya reasonable subsidy.. Be it  ��������� urther resolved that a copy of this  resolution be forwarded to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Provincial  epresentative at Ottawa.'"  Mr. Lugrin could only add in  conclusion that the building of-the  road would undoubtedly lead to  Lhe conversion of Victoria into   an  i.iip(������r.aij{fc p-oinit in coimactioja witii !  traffic to Alaska  and .all   notrtikerja !  I  pul'tS. !  The resolution was  secoaided fey \  Mr. Sin>������n Reiser.  Mr. ^I-cCaudleSK thought Uuirt as  ove.ry.cme was un mimosly an fa-v-wr  of the scheme it would -only .bt- a  waste of lime to indulge in iengthy  clisbussion.  The resolution was .then ..carried  unadimously. <  Mr. Turner suggested thst.a-.copy  iif the resolution.-shoifild be sent ,fe������  Sir \Vilfid Laurier and all .the  British Columbia  members   in ilae  Dorvunion  house.  Mr. Lugrin mentioned thatt-thei'e .  hadl already been  some   coraiespon-  denceavith Col. Prio.r, AT.'P,, on .the  subject. ���������  The'resolution was then.anienGlfl'll  in accoMlance with   Mr.   l\iu'.ner!-6  suggestion.--Colonist.  Ft   W  * "7  V*  {������&������  ,t.;2   ^j&i .r-lfe"*   v:v   ������l wl g-:1?.----.-?  Lw^mwWi  .������." ,,       N*    ' ^ix  51  "Mm  Sll  WHARF JOTTINGS.  The   S. S.   Wellington   ioadedja*  full .cargo  *of,o6al .and   sailed   ,on.!  Wednesday ior 'Fiisco.' A -30 ,ton j  lac -mutUvfi ior Dy^tex   Harbor was  landed . -by- ithe   Wellington   .to he  shipped fby Trjmsfer.  .S.t������ Amur loaded .a vCar.go toi veaal  fo.r White Pass Ry.. t - -  S.fS. DannHe ''.aJLled in cOsn'JiiEcMCt- j  day ior .bunker -.coal and .also.a panfc i  cargo of .coal for Skag.way.. ���������  '.Str. Lois .and seww vs.������i.e in. Wed- j  nesday.for.a'load ui coke Jtpjc Van !  Anda .Smelter. ' .      ' ' j  Tlie Cutch eall'-d in on W.ednes- !  day for .bunker coal. Sho made a i  remar.k.ibly quick passage =and carried .some recird breikiag pa-seii-  ger-fi, 3 ��������� of w.iom ware only ������ight  da.y-s from Dawson. Two c.u'n,e out ';  .on Jb.i cycles, travelling by-day and;  ���������one had .come by dog team tra\ie'- j  ,ling.day,.and night. They report j  the .trails as badly cut up by heavy  traffic and tne indications.are of an ''  i  early breaking'.nf?-- of ice. Business ;  is overdone and prices are lower ,  thaii usual but a clean up evident- .  ly will take place.  Mrs. Johnston we unde:stand !  has taken charge of" the diuing.de- ���������  j-artment of the Nelson House. ,  This will be a great improvement ���������  .���������n the Chinese hitherto employed. ���������  Aheadry we hear of young men  changing hoarding houses .and  heading toward' Nelson.  By the way. you must have   forgotten to men ion last week (for you  sure!3'' heard the sound thereof) the  grand reception accorded .Mr.   and  Mrs. T. L. Brown .on   their- return  ironi their wedding trip.    .Oi course  Mr. Brown  did   not   men ion  the  matter bef.-re going away   but then :  ,i   did not take long to .get the band I  ������������������ady when .the* news -reached   the  Bay, and  .such   an   oocasion. not  occurring often-we did not   wish'to  let it pass without due .recognition  hence a band   was quick\y gat   .together.    Ml sorts of   musical . {?;)  instruments were pressed   into service, and led by one of .ouir worthy  villigers soon   there   was   such   a  rumpus   being   raised   thait would  have done justice to an   old   fashioned Irish wake.    After a turn   or  (two had been given, on   the   '"Irish ���������  fiddle" (a large dry goods box with *  a 2x4   scantling - liberally   rosined j  for a bow) Mr. Brown oameoutand i  acknowledged the   compliment   (.?}) I  on> behalf of himself and Mrs. Brown  After another -turn by   way . *������f   a  farewell salute the band   adjourned !  for   refreshments    to    the   nearest j  hot"l, where Mr. and Mis.   Browii's !  health were drunk iu   hearty-good i  will. ���������  The'"Irish fiddle" is''caarc;fully |  put away for the next like occasion .!  and we-expect it will not be long  b?ioreiit will be 'called into service  again. Qne.df our worthy village  bachelors is on precarious .ground  just now.  SceKts and -bhoo 5  3--"> nairs Miisses^'^������vs *=-iiain,'btHit .'tind  :1 i^i, i-.iu-tc.l t(i.?..-c-jriir.'. ^ood. wearing  '���������sliwi.^, ������\oiih :$m.'7*5, rtjJiilai;, t'bi-s   -wt-dk,  JU25. *Yov 11 <>rd c������riIy'.to .see ithw -slvj>c  .to he^au.vrijcf.d-nriits c-xM-1 .v.ihie. '  > ^���������J^I'V a  t. )hc*o"-.U.<iJ  ������������������8-4   blc.-iched     sheetin������,     rfjllain' and  .twilir.t!!, .25 cts.  per yard.  '.U.nble.icliec) -shcei-ing from   ;ij ct<?.r,uip.  IIW W.|-CWttgr������MBg1iVMWIM*l'lirWWPB  -"Quilit'S  W i ni te iCf iti U-s 'from Sii i \p.  Wrrap-pe r-e  WV-OMneiri's (piiint;   vwicappors, ������tt   :$;i   and  >R'JJ������s ;  'Wie-ike<cle'H]m������ttiVic IbdhuuqE ciff itlhose  -stplondlid inuj^s ;at 20 jpercaont. viSraaianat.  iDault lbs ilalfi iin JaaQiHiis^g��������� vwaui- t(dliaiae.  Dre&s (iooas '.   . ,  "ITiiis .is a ]ine*in whirli we excell.    --  Olir shelve-; contain ti supcuor   assort-  lUiem ol" be������iy-.tit*i������i!M!ucU   biiucrc-d   pre-  ipons.    These, wn 'be   s'h^wn rn - Ji'var-  i>< ty ofpattcin-j fr.^in %cj to $15 a, dies*  i'ti^ai.  .5 ' jf.-fi'-Wr ' '" f.-n-.ry li ;i.fjk ..Iji'iciiy.,   I'ioili  ^O   1^. 3.  ILU .J.J      pCl    ) <ll U.   '  New colored di;ess  goods  ar,n.v',ny all  itiieaune.'  Capes '     .  Tli.uee   liyilu   w.eiyllu  .iiimme'r   cape%  '.worth $3 each, now $2.25.  Dress Skirts  F01 ifne'cor.-venience of those whohave  noi tin.e for sewing we hive a'-splen-  , did assortment of black skirts ready t*  wear, -'jn^e^e ar.e<df InWi^t design an^i  superior finish, from ,$4 ?5 to $5.85. D '  ������������������^MnWfUn.tMtl  Boy's Stockings  The.se..stoc!cinj������s always sold at 25 and  35 cts������, will he sold this -.week at 20, cts.  and^^ .ot-s. ��������� ...  Ladies': straws,, sailors'anil children's hz\$  , * *',  prices.;       ,.   ,    '' ,'  ^ -'  '*\\,."...  The Singer Sewing Machine  CABINET TABLE,   WOODWORK.     -.  *    ���������      Having  taken ,the-SiNG-iiii Sewing   Machine ;Agency   I am   pre.-e  *pai;fid;to sell M.ach.nes.at the following prices a'nd tsn^ijis,:  Latest   ini,proved,   double, .f^ed,,   Uolt-jadjusster ' and'   most   recent  &olf-lfittingia-tachtnen'ts.  " - . ' ������.   , ,    ���������  ''.   . .P;i?,xcj.-;���������-';70, -$5jcas>h -and   $3 ipcr   .month;    no   interest. ���������i^IlOcSfs'"  contort for-cash -witnin 60-.days.    Full ulluw-tnce f- r 61-1 in a hi .es.  More    SiiN'Geikj    sold   -than   all    .otherd   iCou/biued.      Salse  last  year, 1,500,000.  vOil and needles and extra ports kept in,stock.  T. H. CAREY.  WAR NEWS.  *  London, March SI.���������The, Bloeinfontein  correspondent telegraphing Thursday says:  President Kruger'-c lateat yroclamatiou  warns the women and children itosSeave  Bloemfontein within five days as he intends  to bomTDird and-destroy the city and to kill  the burghers whom he captures there.  The Goth will   sail to-day,. Saturday, for  St. Helena to   guard Croujie  and his 4,000  prisoners.  Desuaoch fromKoffyfont������in saya*,(51eiiiGuts  afte.r a forced march of   30 miles yesterday  airived here unopposed.    Kitchener crossid.  the temuorariy bridge at -Noival's Pont last  night whh 30,000   men   having   left .700 at  Prieska. , ,   -  The Boers are known   to hold   Brandfort  iu some .strength. Reinforcements aj-e .a-  f raid,to go to their support aud are .content  with holding their position which ia threatened by cavalry advance which has secured  a good position.  WE.BEG to itfib-i-n-i cbe resident:, of  ���������Cumberland, Union and Comox District that we are opening out here,  .(Next door to Stexenson '&. <C������.) on  SATURDAY,   APRIL   21st,.   with   a  full line of  Gfcrocerios, Flour, Feed, &c, Boots  and Shoes, Clothing*, Gent's Furnishing*, &c ,  coming- from, "the East." Although  ���������already.ordered we expect it will be a  little'later be'tore we shall be fully  stocked. 'Knowing that our-P-nces will  be right,-we have every confidence in j  ���������respectfully soliciting a share ai your  patronage.  Youre "truly,  FRAN K -PARTRIDGE,  HEN'-R-Y WA-LLER.  Note   the   address.:     Jslext   .door    itc  :Stevenson.& Cs>.  JTAKAIMO  NEWS.  Nanaimo. March 30.���������,Joe Martin .on ber  half of ihe-Provi'.ce/has.inat.tutod proceedr  ipgs.c-incelling letters patented for coi*t  lauds issued last Wovcm'ber by St*mhn j3-oy������  ernmeut to New Vancouver Coal Co., aud  asking for an injunction restraining the  .company tfroin mining under Nanaimo-har*  bonuntiL determination of action pending  between the E & N. Ily. and STew Vancouver Goal Co.  Thod. Peterd wis buried undar a ^00 tous  c ������al in NoM? -shrft escaping' alive owiug tp  the cojiI arciuug ovc- his body ^iu *uch a  way ay to leave an op-^n sp.ice. He w-*a  only slightly bruised,, the escape ii?  souicLIuliw in-.rACulou-i  OA3JIBBIDGE WINS.  Putney,    JE g.,- March.-.'.'-31,.���������The    an?  nual boat race bebvveeh1 Oxford   and   Cambridge was ruwijd   to-d������y   over   the   usual  course.    Cambridge won by 20 lengths.  FOR SAKE CH(EA{P~Aiirst-clasg  Pi.ma.    Apjply ait-Nasws offiice.  GOOD      AGCOMOBATION      for  .   Travellers at Benjamin Crump's,  Little Qualicurn.  DR.   J.   GR.ICE,   Dentist,  From Nanaino,, iW-ill ibe at the Cumberland Hotel from the 4th of  April to the 12th. Every branch  of Dental work doae, teeth extracted painlessly.  sinjs'ra.'iATcme,  ,F,HOM JEISAVY -.WJNTIER LAYERS.  Beaek Lan;y.-hans,   --$2  per sitting.  Black   Mino.icas,   $2   per   sitting.  Bara-ed PlyniODth   Rocks,   $1   per  .sitting.  JE. PHILLIPS,  feaiitham,, Co.raox.  la  '11

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