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 p  i)   ���������  I  SEVEiNTH YEAR,  CUMBERLAND.  B. C. SATURDAY   APRIL 8th.,   rS.g  STJH]-V"D_ES2srS01-T  <& GO'S-  LATEST  WIRINGS.  MclNNES ON THE WARPATH  AFTER THE U. C. CO.  Havino- decided to withdraw the business from   Cumberland and  confine our'efforts and attention to   Nanaimo,   we . will - start  a: Genuine  Removal.   Sale. _i      . t> ���������  ��������� i  This is no deception.     For absolute profit   Come and get Prices, and  secure benefit of this Clearance Sale. .  'Money saved is money made, and if you  would make; money   buying  your goods, do not fail to take advantage of this opportunity.  Profits will be sacrificed by .us in order to reduce the stock quickly.  SUICIDE   A H D   DROWNING  at Ninaimo.  HOT TIME, IN   CHINA.  I  OTHER  -NEWS.  THE OLD RELIABLE FIRM'OF  60 Government St., -   -    Victoria,  ��������� Sole Agents Pop  -j.  Hemtzrnan  No-'dheimer  'Dominion  Wormwith  ���������Jewetf and.  BeJl  ESTEY  'DOMINION  and BELL  Terms to suit the Purchaser.  Write for Catalogue.  C.  H. TARBELL.  DEALER   IN  .Stoves .and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  "W E8PI YOU HAVE A WATCH  _H.J3_  that does nor give  SATISFACTION  BRING IT TO  gtoddart.  Opposite Waverley Hotel.  i^i<ir<inv-.'_ u.nJ-fvoin-  GORDON    IVIURDOCK'S . .  LIVERY,  Single and Double Rigs lo lei  __clt__ ..    ��������������������������� t    7  '  ReasonablePrices  iNear   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd.St.  Oa-I-S-^'^N   D,    33.   0.  DIED.  At "Dunfillan," Stratford, Ontario,  on the 1st instant, Harriet  Florinc, aged 27 years and 11  months, the beloved wife of  Louis P. Eckstein.���������Requiescat  in pace.  PASSESTG-EB LIST.  Per Thistle, Wednesday, April 5th, '99  J. E, Conna" an, J. E:ei������o,   A.   B>.bo,   H.  |   Church, L   Hornbury, Mrs. Rornbury, Miss  j   Houruby,   Louis Coe,   R. Cue,   Mrs.   Coe,  Graham, Mrs. Beckeasell, Mrs.   Fia-u-r, J.  Bi>bo, McAlpine, J. KoLmc.-i, ,?,. MoCalluin,  S. Reed, Miss   Rtcrf,    H.    Mai-eier,   Mrs.  Sargent,   S.   Seaver,   E.   F.   East-hope,   M.  .   tsimpsoo, VV.  Pieroy.  Espimalt &��������� MaiEio ii  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VIOTOE.IA TO 'WBIililNGTON.  .No. 2 oaily-  A.M.  De. 9:00 ...  *������������������* 9:30 ...  " 10:19....  ���������'   10:58....  P.M.  "   12:30....  Ar. 12:45...  ..Victoria   ..Goldst.ri-.mri   .Shawnigan Lake  ."'.. Duncans . ���������  T"o. itiaUirday  a.m.  .. l>c.  3:00  3:20  d. 11  1:15  P.M..   Nanaimo..  ..Wclliugten.   6:06  Ar. 6 20  WEI^INGTOXT TO  V1CTOBIA  ;No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  "Do. 8:25   " "   8:16....  " 10:04   " 10:42   "11:33    ...  Ar. 12 00 M.  Ko. 3 Saturday.  A.M.   Wellington.- -  , Kanaiino.....  \ Duncans.......  ... Sliav\ niyar. Lake..   GoMstream ���������������������������  ..Victoria  Dc. 3:10.  . " 3:23  . " 4:37  . '���������    5:08    "   5.59  .Ar. 6 25P.M.  Reduced'rates to and from nil points   on  Saturdays and -.Sundays sood to return Mon-  AaVov rates  and   all   information    apply at  Company's Offices.  A   DUNSMUIR, GEO. X. COURTNEY.  - PR__DENi. T "_ raffle Manager.  Passengers Down Friday,  Jqo. Comb, Mrs. Comb, Chris Comb, Jas.  Woodland, Mr.Hanclt, Mrs. Haack, Mr.  Ga.-Vpo i, . Mrs. F-vigie, John Lee, Tims.*  James, Ed Shepperd, Leo Carto���������to Nanaimo.    Japanese, 15, Chinese, 3.  Photos! Photos!' J  '   FIN LEY  ; . |  Ss       Making      His   ������j  ���������Last Visit���������  to town, so in order to give    (���������**  everybody    a   chance    we    Sj  have  GREATLY   REDUCED  Our Prices.  One   Week    Only !  Last Oha.ice!  Come   Early    and   Avoid  the Rush.  O-JaWS  *v  v'*';  I  I'  M  ���������?'  8i  nnoooooooo'ooooo qq  UvJ _> o o o o o.o o o o o o o  uu  o o o p o o.o o o o o o o  00     ��������� OOUBTENAY NOTES. -   " 00  nn o o o o'o oc>c>c^c^c^oc> Q0  UUqoOOOOOOOOOOO   w  This long period of fine weather  has enabled the farmers to prepare  an unusually large area for crops.-  Some of them have a good .part of  their grain in already.  We'notice that the. Smith Bros.,  have a lot of the ,old ' sod on the  Bailey Farm turned over.       ',     -  Mr. Cecil Smith and Mr. Myers  are farming the Hetherington place  this year.,''      . '..���������',  "Mr! W.  Grieve  and Mr.  Harry  Piercv are over from Texada.   "-.. ���������   '.-  ���������'Mr.-.T.-'Cowiff--has vm6ved-;'ironr  Fanny Bay, to   his   farm   on   the'  Courtenay River.  We are sorry to hear that Master Albert Crawford is still in the  hospital, Victoria, suffering from,  innammato ry rheumatism.  The heartfelt sympathy of the  whole community goes out to the  Duncan family in the serious ill-,  ness of Mr. Duncan, but we hope  that he may be speedily restored to  his wonted health and usefulness.  None of the Comox teachers  availed themselves of the opportunity of attending the Teachers' Convention which meets this week in  Victoria.' This is not to be wonder  ed at, considering 'the inconvenience of the tho trip and the fact  , that school would require to be  closed almost a fortnight to enable  teachers from this district to attend.  NOVA SCOTIA.  The Land of the Mayflower, Nova  Scota, is enjoying an unwonted  boom this season. A company,  composed chiefly of American capitalists, has offered to erect in Sydney, C. B., a plant costing three  million dollars, provided the local  government will remit for five  years the royalty on a coal to be  used in the manufacture of steel  aud iron.  McKenzie and Mann are undertaking to build a railway from  Port Hawkesbury to Cheticamp, in  Cape Breton, and the same firm  has purchased extensive coal areas  along the line of the proposed road.  The price of cod has risen, and  the prospects of the important fishing industry are excellent.  This is the first voyage the Bos-  crnviiz has made since the accident  she had last fall at Skeena River.  She has been thoroughly overhauled and greatly improved in her ca-  ' bin arrangements.  DR. POPE'S SUCCESSOR.  ��������� Victoria, April 6th.���������This week's  Provincial Gazette contains the announcement of the appointment-of  Alex. Robertson, Principal of Vancouver High School, to position _of_  Superintendent of Education.  The' first Provincial Executive  Council meeting ever held 'on-;,the  mainland is being held in "Vancouver.  Court   of   Revision   for   Coniox*  District   will be held in   Cumberland on May 1, at one o'clock p.m.  ;     MINERS' CERTIFICATE.  Victoria, April 6.���������New sclieduel  of fees for miners' certificates appears in the Gazette. From June  l" to 18 the full fee of $5.00 is payable. Twenty-five cents for certificates issued between May ,14 and  31. ,  THE SAMOA COMMISSION.  <--   London, April   5.���������Special   dispatch from Berlin says, Great Brit-  ian has agreed'to  Germany's  pro-  -posalior a..commissi on.toLsettle the.  Samoa trouble.  TORCH IN,CHINA.  Pekin, April 5.���������Governor of Ki-  an Chow has given orders to burn  two Chinese 'villages- in neighborhood . of Ichou, a short distance  from Kian Chow, where the German patrol was recently fired upon.  FROM PHILIPPINES.  Manilla, April 6.���������There has  been a week's respite in hostilities,  chiefly in order to allow the Phili-  pinos to digest the proclamation of  U. S. Commission. Advices received fromSomer Island, forming a  province of Philippines, say the revolutionists there are weary and  their leader has deserted with funds  and the inhabitants are destiutc  and desire American rule.  ASSIZES IN NANAIMO.  Nanaimo, April 6.���������A special  Assize Court .'will, be-hold on 18th.  The only case to be heard is the  Burns assault from Shoal Bay. The.  Attorney-General will represent in  Regina vs. Union. Colliery Co., re  Trent Rivex-Bridge disaster. This  action is for, the purpose of permitting formal investigation to be  made by a court and jury into the  measure of responsibility, . if any,  attaching to the company in question in connection with the accident, which resulted in the loss of  several lives last year.  NEW BILLS.  Ottawa, April 7.���������Mclnnes, M.P.  for Nanaimo, is after Yukon officials. He will introduce a new Bill  to provide for speedy appeal to  court from any official act, decision  or refusal of Gold Commissioner.  Mr.' Mclnnes has another Bill making it criminal offence of any clergyman to toke part in elections,  whether on public platforms or  from the pulpit. He also seeks to  prevent the dismissal  of  any   em  ployee within specified time after a  new election; the idea being to stop  employers from dismissing employees who may have voted contrary  to amj)loyers wishes.  SUICIDE.  Nanaimo, April 7.���������John Davey,  a resident'of thjs city, committed  suicide to-day by hanging.  FROM   DAWSON.  Vancouver, April   7.���������J.  Camp-*-*  bell from Dawson, says that wages  have  fallen very very much  therein the hospital,thore were were 350,  cases when he left.      Many treated  had no money, but were cared   for,  same as those who wore  rich  ancl r  paid for services rendered.  DROWNING.  Nanaimo, April 6.���������On Monday  afternoon Chas. Weber and a boy  named Joseph Reed,' supposed ,to  be from Nanaimo, laft in a sail boat  -to go, to Vancouver via Cherriaihus,  At 7:30 p. m. the boat struck' a "J  reef at Yellow Point and* filled.  The boy was drownod. '-'���������      \   , '���������'  0-0-0-0-O-0-0-0-0-0-O-0-O-0-0-O'0-*0-O-0--0'1'  oo '."'' oo"'  oo COMOX NOTES.   '    |,   oo;-  oo < ' -  *���������oo '  O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-'O-o-OrO-O'"'  The  arrival   of   the   ships   has  made a welcome break in the mbn-Cv|  otony of things In Comox.   'Itds-to,  be hoped the new admiral' will con-v'l  tinue the practice of his predecessor'^ [  in making, this harbor a frequented,  resort.        ,    \    *    '    , - ���������>.'"���������*/ *_  Mr.  H.  Church   returned, from-.  Alberta this week,"  bringing ;'over -1  ' six fine horses.     Mr.  Church  andi' [  his brother went down to  Victoria.;  Friday. ' .       ������.,���������-��������� '^";-;^-v  Splendid  roads for 'biking,'" and* "I  ..the, devotees of the'wheel are taking-  advantage   of   them.   ��������� Mr. ' Digby  Hougham has invested in   a   first  .class Columbia. ���������  ~  There is a rumour around to tha  effect that a ghost has been seen on  the Point Holmes road, past the  old blacksmith shop. ' It is not  known whether or not the ghost  objects tq company.  Our school is flourishing, under  the efficient management of- Miss  Netherby.  Mrs.   Greenshiolds   of Nanaimo%\  has been visiting her  parents,. Mr���������,  and  Mrs.   Geo.   McDonald.    Mrs.  Greenshiolds brought up a 'Perfect* |  bike to take advantage'of our   fine  roads.  St. Peters ���������hurch   has been   re--|  opened  for  the   summer. L Service,  every Sunday at 2:30 p, m.  Tne Pheaton and Egeria arrived  Sunday and Monday,   respectively., I  The Sailors' Rest is in full blast..  Sparks from it  are to be seeu al  mile off-���������probably  carried: by the.|  northerly winds, v  WHARFNOTES.  April 7th.���������Ship  Glory of  theJ  Seas completed her cargo   of  3400.J  tons ond proceeded to sea Thursday  morning. I  Capt. A. W. Hall, formerly   first!  officer of the Glory, sailed in  command, the ve;e-an   Capt.   Freeman  laying off for a short time.  Steamship Aorangi  is taking onl  bunker  coal  before  proceading tc  San Francisco,  to discharge  som<  2000 tons of freight  brought  evej  on he last trip from China..  The steamer Boscowitz called ii  thismorning on her way down froi  Nass River and way ports. She  reports business among the canjien  ies as pretty brisk, extensive prej  parations being made for the comj  ing season. The steamer report  the Ford family well. An Astoundinsr Memory.'  "Josef   Hofmann has an astounding  memory," writes  Mary  B. Mullett of  tbe famous yonng pianist, in  The  Ladies' Home Journal.  "While he was in  ' this  country,   last  season, he  did   not  ,-'. have with him a single piece of  music  for his own  use.   He  brought only the  scores  for  the   orchestra.    During   the  early part of his season here he sprained  -   his wrist   slightly, and  for a week he  did not touch the piano.   At tho end of  the week he  appeared   in  concert  and  ,  played with the orchestra' a Beethoven  ,, concerto which   he  had  not  similarly  played for eight, years.  His only preparation was   to sit up in bed just "before  the  concert  and  look over a borrowed  ecore.   When he is expecting to play in  the  evening,   he scarcely  touches  tho  piano during tho day.  Perhaps he plays  for half  an hour eomo exercises to take  the stiffness out of his fingers.  "Ho is veryprouo to become so inter-,  osted iu things that ho forgets how time  flies, and   ho is  qui to'as  likely to do  ,. this when ho is to play as at  any other  tuna.   Of ten'when his  father and  his  manager, alter an hour of anxious waiting, are on the point   of  going  to   the  theater and calling off tho concert, Hofmann rushes in all   out  of   breath and  **. -with hands red and stiff with cold.   He  . plunges thorn into hot water to take out  the stiffness,��������� then gets into his evening  ���������   clothes at top speed,'jumps  into a car -  - riage and is driven to tho theater without stopping to taste food."  A CUP OF TEA.  Dollur Hunter*.  * All Europe has  taken  a low view of  .the belligerent possibilities of tho United States; partly 'because wo keep small  ��������� F- military and naval forces, but mainly  because we are very much given to  trade. The swashbuckler at tho military  ���������club still entertainsfeclings'of contempt  for the bird that dot-n not wear such'  gaudy plumage as his. If in the civil  : war we showed a plentiful lack of mili-  ���������:��������� tary science, wp at least showed an  abundance of courage, a general willingness to   fight, a tenacity that  lasted  ' . till one side was crushed and till fcho  other  had' accomplished   its 'purposes,  .'anda cheerful willingness on the part  of the people both north and .south who  Were not fighting to support tho men  who wcre.c  In spite of  all this, the ac-  ,, comph'shed European gentlemen whosa  burden   of   gold' lace   is almost greater  .   tha,_ they can bear and who spend their  'too    copious   leisuro   in   playing1  the  "kriegspiel" , had   settled  it  iu   their  - minds that we are  too  niuch Ggivc_ to  .dollar hunting to.fight.  .Dollar hunting!   It   is   impossible to  ��������� estimate tho amount of comfort tho de-  ' tscriptiou of   Americans as dollar hnnt-  ��������� ers and,the- breeders of dollar hunters  (for which beautiful expression I think  we are indebted to John   Stuart  Mill)  ' has afforded to European litterateurs,  social snobs and military persons. And  yet the American abroad ia accused of  ���������teing too   free with  bis money.���������Lip-  ' pincott's.  Preservation oC Meat.  The general opinion on the preservation of meat is that the decomposition  of the blood is tho cause of much of the  trouble experienced in keeping meats in  a fresh and wholesome etale. A Danish  scientist gives some.points on the preservation of this important article of food.  The methods of killing the animal, according  to   his   theory, are  greatlj' at  ' fault. The animal must be stunned, not  killed, and instantly the ready assistant  ���������with a sharp knife cu(a to the heart  and opens tbe ventricle. This allows  the blood to rush out, completely clear-  -ing the veins. Then a solution of salt,  depending in strength upon the length  of time the meat is to be kept, is thrown  by a powerful pump,through tho uninjured ventricle and thence in the veins  of the entire carcass. The operation is  an extremely simplo and short one, and  ���������immediately upon its completion the  animal can be dressed and cut up. Meat  has been kept thrco months with perfect  satisfaction under this form of treatment. This discovery opens new possibilities iu the way of preserving meats  and is without tho objections usually  urged to other waya of removing the  blood.  ITanrt Written Bible.  Some men have queer hobbies, and a  remarkable one is that of a Glasgow  man who has spent the leisure of four  years in rewriting the Scriptures. He  is a compositor with, n wonderful gift  of turning out beautiful writing, and  in the time mentioned ho has mnnaged  to reaoh tho middle of the -Psalms. In  two years lie anticipates that the con-  eluding verse will have been written.  A feature of this remarkable Bible will  be its illustrations. Each chapter bas  its artistically designed initial letter,  and each book a pictorial heading illustrative of tbe context. The writer is a  native of Dumfries, and in his boyhood  days ran errands for Oarlyle, to whom  he regularly carried the local morning  paper.���������Chicago Inter Ocfau.  Tvro Vie-������v������ of the Case.  "No. 3 do not think sho will marry  again. She vowed on the day he was  buried sho would not."  "Ah!     Thinking   about   it   already,  was she?"���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  P^y  At  the  ISin-Uo.  First Thespian���������Why did   you  "Trilby" so often last season?  Second Ditto���������Out of consideration  for the leading lady���������-her shoes wore  out!���������Meggendorfer Blafcfcor.  Cforel  Ways of Preparing This   Beverage  in Variou-i Countries.  The offering of a oup of tea seems  about the simplest form of hospitality,  fend on ita face appears hardly capable of  affording much entertainment. It^ remained for two ingenious girls to find  out a way of relieving "afternoon teas"  of their monotony and rendering them  truly entertaining.  These girls had travelled, and they had  observed that tea was served in different  ways in different countries. Their idea  was to prepare toa for tnoir guests after  the method of other lands, serving it in  all the more interesting ways in succession, r  They began with iho Russian samovar  and the slire of lemon or lime. That was'  aimplo onough, but the next "tea" was  more novel. It was a reproduction of the  Uruguaynn modo of tea drinking. The  tea of that country was used, prepared  liko Chinese toa, but with thu drinking  oamo the really entertaining part of tho  affair. Thero was something far removed  from the hnokneyed in tha sight of a  group of guests drinking toa . through  silver tubes, each , of which had at the  and a ball-like strainor, known as a  bomba or bombilla. It is lict'e wonder  that this tea was pronounced u success.  Next on the list was a Mandarin tea,  in���������'whioh a largo artistic cud was sot in  a brass or silver holder. In this cup the  tea was placed and covered with boiling  water, Tho process was continued by the  placing of a little saucer inside the cup  in an inverted position, the saucor being  of such a size that it just fitted tha cup  and kopt in the'steam and flavor of the  tea. When the tea was drawn it was  poured from the big cup into dainty little ones no lursrer than an' eggshell.  The. process was not easy. Several cuds  were broken and their contents spilled,.,  but* the tea was good and the' whole entertainment successful.   '  A .lava tea, served in broad, flat cups  and flavored with Batavia arrack, was  fourth on the program, and was followed  by the Formosa, in which the tea was  steeped with tea.flowers and one or two  orange flowers. The result was a perfurco  and a flavor of the most intense kind.  One of the guests remarked that they  were not drinking tea so much as ' wedding bouquets.  A young lady who had spent a winter  In the West Indies introduced the plan in  vogue in "Martinique. Tho teacup she  employed was narrow and rather deep,  resembling the old-fashioned lily cup. An  aromatic tea was used, and a peculiar  liquor made by tho monks and by the old  French housewives was added.  La9fc of all came an up-to-date Paris  tea.  ANIMALS IN  STORMS.-  The  Faculty   They   Have    of   Predicting  Changes  of Weatlier.  Certain movements on the part   of the  animal creation before a   change 'ot weather   appear   to   indicate    a     reasoning  faculty.    Such seems to be the case   with  tha common   garden    spider,    which, on  the approach of rainy or   windy weather,  will be found to shorten and   strengthen  the   guys   of   his   web,    lengthening tha  same whtn the storm is over.    There is a  popular superstition   that   it   is unlucky  for an angler to meet   a   single   magpie,  but two of the birds together are   a good  omen.    The reason is that the birds foretell the coining   of   cold ' or stormy weather, and at such times, instead of searching for food for their young in pairs, one  will always remain   on   the   nest.    Seagulls predict   storms   by   assembling  on  tho land, as they know that the rain will  Dring earthworms to the   surface.    This,  however, id merely a search for food, and  is due to the same instinct which teaches  the swallow to fly high in   fine   weather,  and skim along the ground   when foul is  coming. They simply follow tbe flies and  gnats, which remain in the warm   strata  of the air.  Tho different tribes of wading  birds always   migrate   before  rain, likewise 60 hunt for food.    Many   birds foretell rain by   warning   cries   and  uneasy  actions, aud   swine   wiil   carry hay and  straw to   hiding-places,    oxen    will   lick  themselves the   wrong    way   of the hair,  shoep will   bleaG   and   skip   about, hogs  turned out in tho woods /will come grunting and   squealing, oolfcs will   rub   their  backs   against   the   grouna, crows   will  gather 111 crowds, crickets will sing moie  loudly, flies come into   the   house,   frogs  croak and change color to a dingier  hue,  dogs   eat   grass,    and   rooks    soar    like  hawks. It is probable that many of these  actions   are   duo   to   actual   uneasiness,  similar to that which nil who are troubled  with corns or rheumatism   experience bo-  fore a storm, and are   caused both by the  variation in barometric pressure   and the  changes in tne electrical condition of tho  atmosphere.  Covert*   for Chlitircii'rf  Hooks.  When the children's favorite book  grows shabby it may bo renovated by  giving it an embroidered cover. Cut a  pieco of brown holland or one of tho  protty art linons two .inches wider and  four inchos lougor than the book. Turn  in an inch at tho top and bottom, and  measure the linon carefully around the  book, turning the extra length inside.  Sew this to the outside, forming a kind  of pocket at each end into which the  cover is slipped. The linen may be decorated with any simple device in embroidery, a wreath of holly berries and leaves,  with th9 owner's initials in tho middle,  or a monogram, orthenameof the book.  ���������Ladies' Homo Journal.  His Comprehension of Providence.  A country parson went to see a humble parishioner, says a writer in Longman's Magazine, and if possible to comfort Lim soma little under heavy trouble  which had befallen. The pastor, .found  the homely old man in his desolate cot-  tags, alone. He said many things, and  added that we must try and take all  affliction humbly, as appointed to us by  provi'lenco. "Yo3," said tho good old  man, who was imperfectly instructed in  theology, "that's right enough, that is;  but soraohow that 'here old providouco  have bin ao-in mo all along, but I reckon  as there's ono above as'll put a s-.topporon '  ho if he go too fur,"  HT���������������r Grant Ran.  In September, 1875, there was a reunion of the Army of the Cumberland  at Dtica, N. Y., at which President  Grant, General Sherman, General  Hooker, General Slocuni and Governor  Seymour were present.  Long and loud cries arose for "Grant 1  Grant 1" who, slowly rising from his  chair, expressed his pleasure at being  with his'friends, but his dislike at be-  inp asked to speak and his diffidence in  doing so.  "But there are those," he added dryly, pointing to Sherman and others,  "who are not troubled with any sort of  diffidence."  The three generals present made wit-  ly, telling speeches, and then arose cries  for "SeymourI Seymour!"  Tho governor, who had been tho defeated Democratic candidate against  Grant for tho presidency in 18GS, came  forward aud said:  "I think I have some soldierly traits  myself. At all events, General Grant,  you must acknowledge thut iu a little  contest you and I had a few 3'ears ago  you ran a great deal better and farther  than I did."  This telling allusion to tho presidential contest brought down the house  General Grant, convulsed with laughter, rose and bowed his acknowledgments.���������Youth's Companion.  The __dy of tbe House.  "The lady -of the house," once esteemed a highly polite and conciliatory  form of address, is now, said a city  dweller, "ancient and obsolete with  those who pursue business by modern  methods. In advance practice the custom is now to address the lady of the  house by name, a method vastly more  impressive and one susceptible of varied  application. Thus an establishment with  which we already have relations sends  out a new circular, and this is left at  ���������the door by a man who says not 'for the  lady of tho house,' but 'the So-and-so  Bends this to Mrs. Blank. * This beata  'tho'-lady of the house' out of sight and  marks the reGuemont of modern methods of doing things. "   ,  THE KINETOSCOPE.  At What Afire Is Man Stroiisre������t������  The muscles, in common with all the  organs of the body, have their stages of  development and decline. * Our physical  strength increases up to a certain age  and then decreases. Tests of the strength  of several thousands of people have been  made by means of a dynamometer  (strength measurer), and the . following  are given as tHe. average figures for the  white race:  The "lifting power" of a youth of 17  years is 2S0 pounds. In his twentieth  year this increases to 320 pounds, 'and  in the thirtieth and thirty-first years it  reaches its height, 356 pounds. At the  end of the thirty first year the strength  begins to decli_o, very slowly at first.  By the fortieth year it has decreased  eight pounds, and this diminution continues at a slightly increasing rato until  tho fiftieth year is reachod, when the  figure is 330 pounds.  After this period the: strength fails  more and more rapidly until the weakness of old age is reached. It is not possible to give statistics of the decline of  strength after the fiftieth year, as it  varies toa.large extent in different individuals.���������Strand Magazine.  Some Sharp  Say in fir*, of Bismarck.  Bismarck had tho frankness to say  that ho looked upon the comedies of  Dumas tho younger, and indeed ou  most French plays of the lighter sort,  as grossly corrupting to tho publio morals. "Panem et circonses," smiled De  Morny. "Panem et saturnalia," muttered Bismarck.  "Prince Bismarck is respectfully requested, " wroto the American, "to cable a few words in reference to the following question: What benefit will be  derived in your grace's opinion from international expositions'-"'  On the margin of this the prince simply wrote in poncil, "None. "���������"Bismarck's Table Talk," by C. Lowe.  Confusion sit'These Dinners.  In' his,dining room Sir Joshua Reynolds constantly entertained all tho best  known'men of his time, including Dr.  Johnson, Goldsmith, Garrick, Burke,  ���������Sterne, Hogarth, Wilkes, Allan Ramsay and a score of others, who formed  the brilliant Literary club of which the  great painter was the founder. There  doubtless in tho familiar lines of the  author of "Retaliation,"  When  they talked of their Raphaels, Correg-  gios and. stuff,  He shifted his trumpet and only took snuff.  At these dinner parties, according tc  Malone, though the wine and the dishes  were of the best, thero seemed to be a  tacit agreement that mind should predominate over body. Tho table, we are  told, though set only for seven or eight,  often had to accommodate double that  number. There was usually a deficiency  of knives, forks and glasses, and the  guests had to bawl for more supplies,  while the host calmly left every one tc  shift for himself, though ho lost not a  ���������word, if he could help it, of the conversation.���������London Telegraph.  Appropriate  Hymn*.  Some people have peculiar notions oi  what is "appropriate." Some time age  a resident of a neighboring town was  preaching at the Gladstone jail and  prefaced his remarks by regretting the  small attendance.    At  a  race  meeting  held at a band was engaged to play  "appropriate music," and it was found  that the numbers selected were from  Moody and Sankey. "GoBury Thy Sorrow" was one of them, and the others  were all equally "appropriate."  Christmas religious service was held  at the local jail and hymns suitable tithe occasion were of course selected.  The first one was "Free From the Law,  Oh, Happy Condition," and the last,  "We'll Never Leave   This Safe Abode,  a Refuge In tbe Time of Storm.  The  funny side of it all appealed to some 61  the inmates, and the intended good effect .of tho service'was lost.���������Adelaide  Quiz.  Blwmarclw'M Intense  Hnte.  That Prince Bismarck was a good  hater is' shown in the reminiscences oi  Herr von Tiedemann, formerly chief oi  the imperial chancellery. During the  first dinner at which Herr von Tiedemann was present with the prince Bismarck said he thought Goethe was  wrong in saying that only love beautified life. Hate did the same service and  was quite as great a vivifier as love  "To me," added the princo, "are indis  pensable love for my wife and hate foi  Windhorst." One morning Bismarck  said to Herr von Tiedemann. "I have-  not been able to sleep, I have hated the  wholo night."  Swift.  "The fight was all over in a minute,"  said the witness. " W'y, it was all done  as quick as a ole married man kissju  bis wife goodby."���������Indianapolis Journal.  Weary**  Sacred Promise,  "No, madam, I cannot split the wood  to which yoa so indelicately refer. It  would be a violation of a sacred promise  I made to me aged mother."  "Nonsense! What kind of a promise?'-' , '  "Wo have the poker habit in our  family, ma'am, and I promised mother  I'd never touch a chip in any form." ���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Tobacco was discovered in Santo Domingo in 14 9<>,' in Yucatan by the  Spaniards in 1520. It was introduced  into Franco in 1560,  in 1583.   '  and into England  Nearly 1,200,000 pounda of colors  are used ' by the United States government anurully for limiting paper money, revonuo and postage stamps.  Poems Unwrilten.  There arc poems unwritten 'ind songrs unsung���������  But don't let this fact set your nerves all  unstrung-; * ��������� ,  'economy    wondrous    for    midnight  lamps  think what  an awful big  saving of  stamps.  ���������Detroit Free Proas.  "TIs  And  How It  Conld Ite Done.  "I got nothing but roasts," ho said bitterly.    "I  wish   I could  makosomoono'  say something nico about mo somo time."  '���������You can."  "How?"  "Die."���������Chicago.Post.  Crowded Oat 1>>- Itluehinery.  "When girls of old swift needles plied.  Fond   swains    could   murmur   at   their  side;  But now typewriting- keys they pound-  When   man    would    woo   his    voice    la  drowned. . '  ���������Chicago Record.  Ycllo-w JournaliNm.  "They say," said tho prosy boarder,  "that thero is a newspaper in China that  was started 1,000 years ago."  "Thej' must have been the original yol-  low -journalists," said the cheerful idiot.  ���������Indianapolis Journal.  A Vicarionn Sin.  No bird that sings in hedge or tree  To  slaughter  I  condemn;  The milliners do that for me,  And I buy my hats of them.  ���������L.. A. W.  Bulletin.  Tro1������al>ly It's Jnst a������ Well.  "Is the suburb in which you live a  healthful place?"  "I don't know. I don't, get thero often  enough to have a chance to stay thero long  enough at a time to find out."���������Chicago  News.    T<lle Blelanc'Holy.  The poet is a foolish wight;  He mourns for llowors that fade away,  When,  for a quarter,   spent aright,  Ho still might have a fine bouquet!  ���������Washington Star.  Lrrng distance telephone talking is possible now between Portland and Kansas  City, but only to the rich.���������Boston Globe.  The coming Thanksgiving day is about  as appropriate a general peace jubilee as  the nation could desire.���������Cleveland Leader.  With Woyler out of Cuba and the Turks  out of Crete, the year seems to have been  a bad one in the butcher business.���������Denver Republican.  The usual alarming reports about the  oyster crop are in. They should be taken  with a little salt, lemon juice and red pepper.  And now England is going to put up a  monument to George "Washington. This  long lost brother business is boing carried  to extremes. ��������� Colorado , Springs Telegraph.  Omaha, Chicago and Philadelphia have  all celebrated their poaco jubilees. And  still those folks at Paris go on pottering  over unimportant dotaila.���������St.'Paul Pioneer Press.  A BRITISH SOLDIER  Tells how Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Tills Conquer Disease.  Like the conquering armies of Britain,  which are marching to victory in every  quarter of the globe, Milburn's  Heart,  and Nerve Pills arc everywhere triumph-  ingoverslckness, weaknessand suffering*.  Mr. David" Walsh, of Carleton Place,  Ont., a man who has served with distinction and credit in the British army,  and is now an employee of the C. P.  Railway, says, " While in the army I got  broken down, and my nervous system  was completely shattered.  "I was much troubled with liver com-  . plaint, loss of appetite, et*c. My rest became broken and was disturbed by vivid  dreams. This had been going on for 14  years, although I took a great many  remedies to escape from the troubles  which nfllicted me.  " However, I got no relief until I  started to. take Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills, which I used together with  La'xa-Liver Pills, and now after having  used a few* boxes, I am better than I',  have been for years. My nerves are  restored to full force and vig-or, I eat and  sleep well, and my entire system has  been toned and strengthened."  , '������ Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills, 50c.  a box, or 3 for '$ 1.25,  at.all druggists.  " Lnxa-L'ver PIILs." says John Dohcrty,  35 North Street, St. John, N.B., " cured mil  of Constipation and distress after eating.  Their action is natural and effective."  ODORLESS  CLOSET.  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I  I  I    JOHN  ARTHUR'S j  WARD, --  Bv the author of " A Woman's _J_  "   Crime,-' "Th������Mis3d_g *������*?  Diamond," etc. AK  "But hold   on!'  seized by  a   now  cried    Verage,  as   if  thought;   "say,   now,  what is all this questioning about?"  "Some of Her sharp practice has come  to my knowledge, and she has made a  little trouble for one of my friends. I  want to know all that I can aboufc her,  for it may be necessary, to put a stop to  her carper.''  With a renewed expression of his tl ail s  for the information given, Clarence  bowed himself cue of tho old man's presence, with ii sonso of relief at inhaling  the fresh, pure air of tho outer world.  Then he turned his, steps homnwiird, assured tliat it had been a good day's work  well done.       ' '  CHAPTER XXVII.   .  CLAIRK T1JKNS CIJ-UJK.  Thero was morel V* tell   than to learn,  when    Clarence    called,    a   day or    two  later, at the villa.  ���������  The expert who had bean dogging' the  -" steps of Lucian Davlin, had  made his report, it is true     But    that   report was a  very unsatisfactory affair.  A man, whom Clarenco idontified with  the Professor, was an almost constant  visitor at the rooms of the Man of Luck,  but thoy, the Profossor and Davlin, wero  never seen on tho street together, nor,  indeed, anywhere else. , In short, Lucian  Davlin had been closely shadowed, but  with no success to speak of. He came and  went as just such a man usually does.  , Ami no person that might be made to  answer for a doctor, had* been visited by  r h'un or had visited him unless, and this  D3gaii to appear possible, the Profossor  himself was tne man.  Altera long and; serious discussion of  the pros and cons'of the case, Olive and  ,' Clarenco decided they would instruct tho  detective'to transfer his attentions to the  professor, only keeping a general surveillance over Davlln. They began to fear  that thoy were watching the wrong man.  1 Those were pleasant days for JDo'ctor  Vaughan ; the days when ho rode down to  the protty villa to consult with "Oiivo  and,m look at Claire.  And those wore pleasant days to Claire  as well.    Once,and'that not   long befi.ro,  she had taken but*"little interest  In Clarence Vaugan.    She had thought of   him  very much   as   had Madeline   that  first  night of tholr, meeting, when" slib looked  at him silting near her in a   railway, car-  riago, andrewarded hi in as just a'"sonie-  ,   what odd young man   with a good face."  Now, Madclino thought him not only the  noblest bub tho handsomest of men.   And  Claire w;is beginning   to agree  with her.  But on one thing sho was   determined.  Doctor Vaughan must learn to look upon  her only as a friend,   and ho   must learn  to love Madeline.    So Claire and Clarenco  vied with   each   other   in   chanting   the  praises of Madeline  Payne,   and   lonrned  to know each othor better because of her.  One day when he called, Claire chanced  to bo alone.     Somehow sho found it hard  to be quite at her ease when thero was no  Olive at hand,    behind   whom   to screen  her personality from   tho eyes that might  overlook that  sisterly   barrier, but  could  not overleap it.    If his eyes said less, or If  she could have  compelled her   lips to say  more!    But   her   usually.activo   tongue  seemed to lack for   words and sho  found  herself talking in  a   reckless and   somewhat incoherent manner upon all sorts of  topics, which she dragged forward   in order to keep in check the words which the  look in his eyes heralded so plainly.  When she was almost at her wit's ond,  and tempted to flee ingloriously in search  of Olive, that lady entored and Clairo  felt as if saved from lunacy. But she  could not quite shake off tho consciousness that had awakened in heiy and soon  framed ah excuse for leaving .the room.  Once haying escaped, she did not return,  nor did Olive see her again until she  camo down to dinner, and Doctor  Vaughan had gone.  While lingerng over that meal, Olive  said, after they had talked of Madeline  through throe courses, "I think, by -the-  by, that Doctor Vaughan expected to see  you again before he went. "-  If I were    writing of   impossible heroines. I might say that Claire   looked conscious;  but reai   women  who:.. are not   all  chalk and water, do not display their feelings so readily to thoir   mothers and  sisters.   So Clairo Keith looked up with tho  countenance of an astonished kitten.  "To koo mo? What fori-*"  "How should I know, if you   don't?"  smiling slightly.  "And how should T know?'' carelessly.  "Well, perhaps 1 was .mistaken.    But  why have you kept  your   room   ;ul   ihis  afternoon?"  "I havo bom pausing.    Please pass tho  marmalade. "  little week" -  Claire laughed gleefully. "What did I  say? It is your old cry. Now, dear, bo  reasonable. Mamma wants me, and tbe  boys want me. Yon have plenty of occupation just now. It will take you one-  third ot the time to keep mo informed  of all that happens.''  "Well," sighed Olive, "of conrse you  must go'sometime; but you don't mean  to go to-morrow" ������  "I do, though."  "What will Doctor Vaughan say?"  "Whatever Doctor Vaughan pleases    I  can't lose a day,to say   good-by   to him,  can I?"  "But why didn't, you tell him good-  hy to-day"  Clairo looked up in surprise. "Upon  my word, I never thought of it."  And she told tho truth. . She' had  thought only of how she . could avoid  another meeting.  Olive looked puzzled., "And I supposed  that you liked Doctor Vaughan," sho  said, after   a momeut's pause.  "Why, and so I do; I was very care-  Jess" Olive, dear, pray make my adieus  to him, and al) the necessary oxcuses. I  do like tho doctor, and don't want him  to think me rude."  And Olive'accepted the commission,  and was deceived by it. For she, absorbed in hor own foars and hopes/ was  not aware of the drama of love and cross  purposes that was being enacted under  her very eyes. When Clarence called, on  tbe next day but ->nc, he found, to his  surprise and sorrow, that the brighi faoo  of the girl he loved so well was to smile  upon him no more, at least for a tiino.  Making his call an unusually briof one,  ho rode back to the city in a very grave  and thoughtful mood. Or, rather, the  gravity and thoughtfulness usual in him  was tinged with sadness.  ;king  mechanically    reaching  out: t ho raquir.ul dainty.  "Ye-, packing. You don't think I  came to spend tho winter, do you?"  "But this is so sudden.'  "Xow, just listen, yoti unreasonable  being !" assuming an air of grave admonition. "Don't you know that X hnve  overstayed my time by almost a month?"  "Yes,   but "  "Well, don't you know that ill toll  you beforehand that J am going, you always contrive excuses and hatcii plo s,  to keep me at least three weeks   "ongor"  "I ptead guilty," laughed Olive.  "Well, yoa see I have staid out my  days of grace already. And knowing  your failing, and feeling sure that I  could not humor it, I have just taken  advantago of you, and packed my  trunks. "  "And you won't  stay   just   one  more  On the same day, almost at tbe samo  hour, Claire Keith stood 'in her mother's  drawing-room, answering- the thousand  and one questions that are invariably  poured into the ears of a returned travel er.  By and by, drawing back tho satin curtain, that shaded the windows of tho  drawing-robin, Clairo gazed out upon the  familiar street which seemed smiling.her  a welcome in the autumn sunshine. Finally, she uttered an exclamation of surprise, and turned to Mrs. Keith.  * "Mercil Mamma! what has happened  to tho people across tho way? Why, I  can't catch.even oho glimpse of red and  yollow damask, not one flutter of gold  fringe; have tho parvonus been taking  lessons in good taste? Positively, every  blind is closed, and there isn't a liveried  being to"be seen."  , Mrs.' Keith laughed- softly. "I don't  know what has happened to the parvenus,  my dear, but whether good or bad it has  taken them away, liveries and all. The  house has a new tenant, who is not so  amusing, perhaps, but is certainly more  mysterious. So, after all,.ton exchange  may not. have been a gain to the neighborhood."'  - Claire peeped out again. "A mysterious ctenant, you say,- mamma? That  must be an improvement. What is the  Mystery like?"  Mrs.  Keith smiled  indulgently   on ber  daughter.  "There is not much to tell,-my love. I  don't know whether the lady who has  taken the house is young or old, handsome or ugly, married or single. She  lives tho life of a recluse; has never been  seen, at least by any of us, to walk out  But sho drives sometimes in a closo carriage, and always with a thick veil hiding her face. She is tall, dresses richly,  but always in black, although the fabric  is not that usually worn as mourning.  She moves from tho door to her carriage  with a lansuid gait, as if she might be  an invalid. No one goes there, and I understand sho is not as homo to callers, although, of course, 1 have not made the  experiment myself. Thero, my dear, I  think   that is about all."    -  "She seems to be a woman of wealth?"  "Evidently; her horses are very fine  animals, and hor carriage a costly one.  Her servants wear a neat, plain livery,  and apparently .her house is elegantly  furnished."*  "And mamma," said Robbie, who had  been standing quietly at her side, "you  forget tho flowers."  "True, Hobbio. Everyday, Claire, the  florist leaves a basket of white flowers at  ber door." K: ;' ' -���������  "1 like that, "asserted   Claire.     "She  must have refinement,"  "She certainly has that air."  "Weill," said Clairo,   laughing  lightly,  "I shall make   a   study   of   the   woman  across the way."       c  With that the subject dropped for the  time. But as the days -went on, and sho  settled herself onco more into the homo  routine, Claire found that not the least  among tho things sho choso to consider  interesting was the mysterious neighbor  across tho way.  And now, having put considerable distance between herself and Edward Percy,  she wrote him a fow cool lines of dismissal.  And hero again tho Individuality of  the trirl was very manifest. Many a woman would have written a scathing letter,  telling tho man how thoroughly unmasked ho stood in her sight, lotting hi in  know that she was acquainted with all  his past and his present, and bidding  hi in make the'most of the infatuation of  the last victim to his empty pockets, tho  ancient Miss Arthur.  What Claire did was like Claire; and  perhaps, after all, she best comprehended  the nature she dealt with. Certainly no  tirade of accusing scorn would have so  wounded the self-love of the selfish, conscienceless man as did hor cool farewell  missive.  Edward Percy was in a very complaisant mood when Claire's letter reached  him. True, he had received no reply to  his two last effusions; but knowing that  Claire must be soon returning to her  home, if she had not already gone, he  assured himself that it was owing to this  that he had received no letter as yet. Ho  never doubted her attachment to himself.  That was not in his nature.  Opening a rather heavy packet, as he  sat in his cosy sitting-room, out dropped  two letters full of poetry and fine  sontiaient   that    his own    flexible   hand  had penned and addressed .to Miss Claire  Keith. His letters, and returned with the  seals unbroken. Ho could scarcely believe  the evidence of his senses. His handsome,  treacherous, light-blue eyes darkened and  widened with astonishmmit and anger.  He never moved in a hurry, never  spoke in a hurry, , never thought in a  hurry. And.slowly it dawned upon his  min<1    to   investigate   further  and    find  some clue that would make this unheard-  of thing appear less incomprehensible.  Accordingly he took i.p the envelope that  had contained his rejected letters, and  drew from them' a brief note:���������  "Baltimore,'Saturday, 6th.  "Ft will scaroely surprise Mr. Percy to  learn that Miss Keith desires trr-wto ond  an acquaintance that has been, doubtless,  amusing 'intellectually' and 'socially' to  both.  "Of course, a gentleman so worldly-  wise as himself can never have boon  misled by,the semblance of attachment  that has seemed necessary in order to  make such an acquaintance as ours at all  interesting. A flirtation based upon a  'sympathy of intellect,' must of necessity  end sooner or later, and has, , no doubt,  been as harmless to him as to Claire  Keith."  Yes, without doubt Clairo knew how  to hurt this man most. Ho was not permitted to know that she felt the koon  humiliation, which a proud nature must  suffer when it discovers that it has  trusted an unworthy object. Instead, he  was'to feel himself the injured one; the  one humiliated. He, the deceiver, must  own himself deceived.. When he believed  himself loved,, he was laughed at. His  own words were flung in his teeth iu an  insolent mockery. '  "A aympathy of intellect; "yes, he had  used these words so often. He had obeyed  tho beckoning of a Circe, and now she  held out to him his swino's reward of  husks. ,  Edward Percy had been dissatisfied  with others, with circumstances, and surroundings, many a time and oft; but today, for the very first'time, he felt dissatisfied with himself.  . And Claire had revenged her wrongs  twofold.  WORSE THAN WAR.  I*  (To-be continued.)  THE  LISTENER.  Hugh Jennings, the clever player of tha  Baltimore Baseball club, it is said, will  study law this winter.  ' Lieutenant John W. Heard of tho Third  United States cavalry is the champion  pistol shot of tho regular army.  London's ,now lord mayor, Sir John  Voce Moore, is 72 years old, ono' of the  oldest men ever elected to the position.  Sir William Anson, the new head of  All Souls' college, .Oxford, is one of the  very few laymen ever chosen vice chancellor ot .the university..  Martin I. Townsend is not only the  senior member of, th* bar iu Troy, where  ho has practiced nearly 05 years, but the  oldest-malo resident of the city. *   -  The best memory in congress i.s said to  hie that of Senator Vest of., Missouri. He  is able to quote verbatim surprisingly long  extracts from speeches to which ho has  listened during a session.  " It is related 'that Admiral Dewey, when  approached tho other day by a stranger  who extended his hand with, "Admiral,  I bet you don't remember me," replied,  "You win, "and walked on.  James A. II. Bell of Brooklyn, having  arrived at 83 years of age, has given his  private book collection of 10,435 volumes  to tho library of tho city, together with  accompanying reading tables, cases and  chairs. *  Whon Mr. Chamberlain arrived at Liverpool he was met by a number of report-  ei'S'Who dosircd to get his viows. "No,  not on this side," said the colonial minister, with a smile. "I only grant interviews on the other side."  Secretary Long of tho navy department,  though a member of the Boston bar, has  his residence at Higham, Mass., where hia  home is the handsomest in tho place.  "Much as I like Washington," he said tha  othor day, "I'd prefer to be right here.".  Lord Elgin vill leave Calcutta on Jan.  5, the very day on Avhich his successor will  arrive. It is the custom that the incoming  and retiring viceroys do not meet, the idea  being that a new viceroy comes directly  from tbe sovereign and is not fettered by  the policy of his predecessor.    .  Caleb T. Row, who, after a service of 44  years, has resigned from the general management of the American Bible society, ia  said to be the greatest authority on tho various editions of the .Bible and their history in tho United States. He owns one  of the best private collections in this country-  It is anndunced from Leipsic that Herr  Meyer, in acknowledgment of his gratitude to Providence for the deliverance  from captivity and safe return of his son,  Hans Meyer, the African traveler, has  given 1,000,000 marks for tho building of  27 workmen's dwellings in Leipsic Liii-  denau.  The American Legion of Honor, composed exclusively of those awarded medals  by congress for saving lives of persons  from drowning and the perils of the sea,  has elected as honorary mombers President McKihlcy, becauso of his official position, and King Leopold of Belgium, because ho is head of a similar organization  in his own country.  He  VTaa  a Hero  In  Battle,   bat   Fled  From  Home.  The returned District volunteer had  been with the regiment at Santiago  just before he was taken to the hospital:  There he had been' ill for weeks. He  reached Washington with a light heart,  but a ft-ail body. His strength had been  sapped up by,the hardships of. the.cahu.  paign, and he. was in no condition to  endure further troubles, but as he left  the depot he summoned all of his available strength in an endeavor to walk  firmly and to hold his head erect. '  ���������"Mary must not know how weak I  am," he inurinured to-himself. "She  knows I have been in the hospital, but  she must not suspect that even now I  am a fit subject; for the physicians. I  will be brave and meet her with a light  heart. Under her kind, loving care I  will surely recover speedily."  His wife met him in the hallway, her  face pale with subdned emotion, and  her air and demeanor showing that she  had some dread nows to break to him.  "Do not touch me yet, Tom," she  cried. "Do not come near mo. Yoa  mast know all first." .  "Good heavens! What do you mean/  Mary, my wife���������why"��������� And the  brave soldier boy faltered, fearing to  hear some dreadful details.  "Tom,   dear,   I   love   you   just  the  same," went on tbe,wife hurriedly, as  though  sho would ' shorten the agony,  ��������� "but things are not the  same as they  were when yon wont away. Another"���������  "Another? ��������� What do you "mean"���������  "Don't-misjudge me,  Tom,  dear, I  beg of yon," pleaded the wife.  "It was  not my fault. I could not help it. I"���������  "Not help it!" broke  in the hero of  Santiago firmly and harshly.  "Not help  it!   Do you mean to say that yon have  forgotten   your duty as  iny wife?   Do  you mean to say'.'���������  ' "By. heavens, you shall hear me  through before yon misjudge mo like  this," cried the sobbing wife, throwing  herself upon her knees.- "I could not  bear to "have you enter tbishouse'with-  out knowing the worst, and now, since  yon force mo to tell you so abruptly,  you shall know all. I had planned to  break the news more gently, but it is  impossible. Ton make it hard for me.  Tom,.I love you, but things can never  "again be the same between us. My  mother is here to spend the winter with  us."  With a gurgling, almost inarticulate  cry, the man who had survived Santiago  and tho camp hospitals turned sadly  away, as the mother-in-law joke once  more was resurrected for the early fall  and winter, season..  WAS SURELY INSANE.  An Awful Fate.  "What induced-our government,'���������  inquired the Spaniard, "to abandon  General Weyler's'plan'to invade America?"  "It would have resulted in an"unparalleled disaster," replied the official.  "We learned that tho barbarous Americans are accustomed to place under arrest all who are without visible means  of support. Our hei,oici troops could  have paid no fine, and tho only alternative would have been the workhouse!"  ������������������Up to Date.  Sigma    Tli at    at    Once    Betrayed    tlie  Mysterloo������  Traveler.  The eloctric car clanged merrily alot:������  on its way'up the avenue. The crowd  of happy, contented people in the cai  ���������seemed at ease with the world, while  tbe motorman peered anxiously into the  future in the hope of striking some-  =- thing. Even cat-he gay lit streets the  people looking in the shop windows  seemed to have caught the contagion of  good spirits'.- Not aoloud was to be seen  in the clear autumn sky of evening.  Myriads of stars sparkled and < glittered -  in the heavens.  But within that brilliantly lighted  car bowling merrily along the gayly  illuminated boulevard there was one  who seemed apart from all the rest, as  though separated by some i_visible barrier.  He was a man still, young in years,  clean shaven, yot bearing an indefinable stamp that seemed immediately to  mako him stand out from all  the rest-  Women would have called him  handsome, but even women would have fear-,  ed him, for there was something about,  tbe lines of his finely chiseled lips that, -  told of a fierce determination  in  hi?  character.  The awe of bis presence spread to the  laughing  crowds on the seat opposite.  Young schoolgirls, out for an evening's  car ride,   hushed, their'laughing and  spoke in a subdued  tone whenever he  looked in their direction.   Men looked  at him and frowned.   Others regarded  him   curioucly.    Even  the conductor, -  when he took up his fare, made., haste ,  in 'getting away from the mygteriou*  ..  man who seemed to pervade the street- -  car with such a strange influence..     '' ''-'  "Do you suppose the man is insane?" ,-  - queried one of the two young women iu >--���������  the far corner. ������������������      ,.  ��������� "Very   likely,"   replied   the   othei  sadly, "and what a shame for such a  good looking young man!   Yet the fact  -  seems to be established beyond a'doubt .  Ho has ridden five blocks in a street cai   ;  without crossing his legs."���������Washington Pest. , '  . ... Finished. -   .  His daughter had just returned from *  tho young ladies'  finishing school  at, -  QBoston. ' - < ,,  Sho' found ��������� him in his library with,,  bills for gowns and other educational'  matters-piled high in front of him. .     '   ;  Beside tb,o bills lay his pocketbook. * r.  Tho bills were all receipted.    ���������  "-.  Ho picked up the   pocketbook and '.'  sighed. i '. ,  >���������  "Alas," he said, "I know now" why'  they call it a finishing school." , .���������  The pockotbook was empty.   The last -.  bill for $118 for lessons on the guitai  had finished it.���������Chicago Post.  ArsuiHciitnm   ad  Pocketbook.  . "What! Vote for that man? Never!  I would rather cut off my right arm."  "He fold mo to tell you that if you  supported him and ho got there he  would see to it that your taxes were cut  down $1.75 a year."  "Hurrah for him! ' Tell him I'll roll  up a majority of at least ������00 for him in  my ward."  Force  ot Habit.  Now he laid his heart at her feet.  "Darling, be"���������  "Stop!"  she cried, with  imperiou*  gesture. - * '  The flood of his passionate words waj  staid.  "Rcpoat that last sentence but one!"  commanded the regal woman, for, affcei  all,   she  was his typewriter, and  tbe-  force of tho habit-is strong.���������Detroit  Journal.  ���������=        Xo Senil For MnHic. -  "I love to think," said   Miss Tiffin,  "of gentle Sappho wandering along the  Grecian headlands, striking wild music,  from her tuneful harp or sitting oli the  beetling edge of some rugged cliff"���������  "With her feet hanging down," said  Mr. Kent. ' '  And there the conversation ended.������������������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  MAKING   MUSH.  Power of Sympathy.  An eminent clergyman sat in his study  busily preparing his sermon when his little boy came into the room holding up a  pinched finger and with an expression of  suffering said:  "Look, pa, how I hurt it."  The father, interrupted in the middle  of a sentence, glanced hastily at him and  with the slightest tone of impatience said:  . "I can't help it, sonny."  The little fellow's eyes grew bigger, and  as he turned to go out he said in a low  voice:  "Yes, you could; you might have said  ���������Ohl' '���������  How It Should Be Done to Produce a  Royal Dish.  It would be" hard to find a cook too  modest to claim a knowledge of mush-  making, yet how many, oven among experienced housekeepers, make good mush?  Boiling water, cornmcal and salt���������what  simpler than, to put them together and  cook them? Yet mush of indifl'cront meal  properly made may bo better than that  made of tho best meal wrongly handled.  The water must bo freshly boiled and salted, and .all tho meal as it goes in sriust encounter tho same fiercely boiling toniper-  ature, to burst the starch cells, as direct  beat "pops" corn.  Therefore making mush takes time, for  tho meal must bo added so slowly as not  to stop tho boiling as well as to avoid  lumps. A thick iron pot, porcelain lined,  is tho best thing to cook it in, and a  wooden spoon or paddle should bo used  for the stirring. Sprinkle the meal in  slowly with the left hand while stirring  with the right. The proportions of the  ingredients will vary with tho quality of  the meal or its character (whether crushed  or cut), but an average rule would be four  quarts of water, one quart of meal and  two tablespoonfxils of salt.  When all the meal has been smoothly  stirred in, cover tho pot closely and stand  it whore it will give an occasional bubble  for three or four hours, or for half a day.  Do not disturb tho surface, as stirring permits tho "extractives" or flavors to escape.  Mush made uf good meal by the above  method and served with rich cream ia a  royal dish.���������Ella Morris Krctschmar in  Woman's Homo Companion. |  Sharp Enough  at Times.  Foreigner���������lam told that you Americans are very, gullible.  , Host���������Well, wo are easily taken iu  on woolly horses, white elephants, plans  for extracting gold from sea water,  stuffed mermaids and such things, but  I just tell you we can't be fooled by  any of these officeholders who say they  don't want arenomination.���������New York  Weekly.  A   Threat   Fulfilled.  "Ere the dawn of another day," solemnly asseverated the man with coal  black eyes and cruel white teeth, "you  will bo numbered with the dead." '  His victims shuddered, but as they  had already bought tickets for Brooklyn there was nothing left for them to  do but board the train.--New York  Journal.  that.  . ��������� t/      The Hnmorlit'i Jcit.  "And was-.there, any  humidity  day?" asked the exchange editor.      ���������  "Humidity!" exclaimed the humorous editor. "It was one of .those days  when everything sticks but the mucilage!"���������Yonkers Statesman.  Sporting:   Play.  "This new play, 'Cyrano de Ber-  gerac,' seems to be a sporting production. "  "Why?"  "It has won by a nose."���������Philadelphia North American.  No  Competition.  "Young Boobykins is awfully stuck  on himself." .     .. . "  "Well, ho had a good chance to select  his location. Nobody was ahead of him."  "���������Chicago Tribune.  the  The Cheerful Idiot.  "���������"Hobson seems to be the hero of  period," said the lady boarder.  "I thought the Colon was all he was  after," said the cheerful idiot.���������Indianapolis Journal.  Instruction  of Youth.  Bobby���������Popper, what is a protectorate?  Mr. Ferry���������It is the receivership idea  applied on a larger scale.���������Cincinnati  Enquirer. *_? jbdl J=_    J_T BW s  ���������;     ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  ' Mary E. Bissett Editor." '  '-''��������� , ���������       ���������    ������������������ - ������������������������������������  '  'Persons   failmg to get  T-HE News   re  gularly should notify the Office.  :"'    Persons having any business with T'-IE  News will please call at the office  or  rife.  ���������JS~ Advertisers who want thei-r ad  ' /)C_ang*ed,'   should   get    copy in   by  -^12"' a.m.'!:"day before issue.  ��������� " ''_c2?" When writing communications to  ,-this paper, write ON ONE SIDE ONLY of  '���������paper used.    Printers Do NOT turn copy.  ���������' ~       RATES OF ADVERTISING:  .One inch per year, -.ance-a-week,  $12.00  .    "*��������������������������������������� month,       "        " i.50  Local notice per line "        ���������' .10  TEAMS 0.lf SUBSCRIPTION,   .  ONE -YEAR, ' ' '$2.00   ���������  THREE MONTHS, .50  PER MONTH by'carrier .20  SINGLE    COPY,     Five ��������� Cents.  JS *TU R D AYTAPRlL^tlT 7$99  At-this time when appoiatments  ,and rumours of appointments are  in the air, it would be a.yery desira  [ble consummation if the goyern-  acnent should issue a magistrate's  ���������commission at Union Wharf.' Under existing conditions, if an affida-  c  'xvit;o? other instrument has to be  made out, a magistrate must go  . -down from .Cumberland, or the person desiring to make affidavit is  obliged to come up here. In eith-  -er case, a great deal of valuable  ���������time is wasted and muqh unnecessary expense incurred.  The placer mining   act continues  :to excite   much   opposition.   -Mer-  , -chants in all the coast  cities   com  plaining of the dollars  .they  lose  -owing to the prohibition  of Ameri-  * "-cans, especially, working the mines '  of the Province.  ^        Even the  the most dyed-in-the-  wool Canadian   must   admit   that  I      Yankees, as a   general   rule,   have  f     anore push  about   tHem   than   we  ;have.     The reason of this is, probably,    that    close  competition   in  [the   United States  has ,,sharpened  the wits of their citizens;  There    is   not    money   enough  fn B. C. to develop fully the great  mineral    wealth of the    Province,  >     .and English capitalists are extreme  ;     ly  cautious as   to   how   much  of  -vtheir cash they risk in the country.  If   Americans were allowed to hold  and work claims, many new mines  would,soon be opened, employment  s  given   to, workmen, and money put  an circulation. As it is, these mines  will be idle for years.    The dog-in-  the-manger policy of the local government is not likely to promote in  fany way the interests  of the Province.  It is rather amusing to read  the  .'patriotic' reasons assigned by some  government  organs for the   exclu  -sjon  act,   when   mostly   everyone  knows that Attorney-General Margin had it paseed simply   to   make  -.trouble for his   former   friend, Sir  Wilfred.    Mr. Martin expected the  Federal'.Government would   disallow the, act, when,  he   could   raise  the cry fi /Provincial   rights'   and  get even next election with fir Wil  ���������fred  for  declining   to  employ his  more or less desirable talents in the  ���������Dominion Cabinet.   But the astute  Premier taw through it   all.      The  Act stands, and the Province has  ���������j;������ surfer that the petty spites of politicians may be vented.  .SOCIETY IS AVENGED.  The above,-is the. title of an article on  capita! punishment which lately appear,  ed in an eastern paper. The writer resolved the wh&le subject do we to the  question: "Has society, i. e., ?o or 30  individuals combined, any more right to  ttake the liie of a fellow being than one  single individual has?" and he answeis  his question in tbe negative.  On. the surfa-.ce, the conclusion would  .-Appear unavoidable, but, like many  others, when examined closely we are  apt to find flaws i.n it. In the first place,  there is no doubt but that it is not only  the right of society but its duty, to protect the individuals composing it. But  the question is, how far ought society to  go in its piotecttve measures, or it is a  question of protection not one of revenge  against its enemies. If it be wrong in  principal for an individual to seek revenge, then it is equally wrong for1 a  number of individuals-combined to do so.  Might does not make right.  Life is co m xn the greatest good on  earth. To deprive a man of life is, m  one sense, the greatest evil that can be  done him. < It is an irreparable injur)'.  Has society the right to inflict such an  extreme penalty ? That almost every  society (up to our own day) has inflicted  the penalty of:death, stamps it with the  aoproval of the human race. But, on the  other hand, up to 300 years ago the most  enlightened nations inflicted on prison-  ���������ers tortures which we, regarding as utterly  barbarous, have wholly discarded. The  infliction of torture in those days had  the approval of the human race, but did  that make it any the more just ? We  certainly do not think so, and it can not  be proven that crime is of greater extent  since a more humane code has taken the  place of the old laws.  ���������It has been claimed that while ever a  murderer lives (in prison or out,) he is a  source' of danger to society���������a danger  which death alone can remove, if a man  :s badly -injured, so that he will never  again possess the same vitality he did  before the accident, physicians do not for  that reason kill him. Tiiey do their best  10 make him as strong as possible under  the circumstances. The aim of society  as regards a man morally injured should  be to make should be to reform a criminal and make him a good and useful  member of the communitv.  If it is possible to do so, the murderer  should not be executed but reformed.  Thus would be accomplished the greatest good for the-greatest number.  Then as  to the   -surrounding  circumstances, there is something  degrading to  human    dignity   in   an -execution.   The  custom of issuing  invitations to  such   a  horrible   scene is ghoulish.    It  needs   a  depraved taste to  witness the  execution,  and it is hardly likely that those who are  morbid enough to take  part  thereat  derive any benefit from, the awful lesson of  justice without  mercy which    it teaches.  But if we must have  executions, let them  be conducted   privately.    The  dungeons  of bye-gone centuries are  infinitely  preferable to the open  air scaffolds of this  so-called enlightened   age.   Then,   consider the consistency of  papers  like  the  Montreal   Star   which  devoted   half   a  column to a  stinging   invective  against  this   very   evil,   and   then   gave   three  columns  up  to a graphic  description  of  the most revolting details of a late  murder trial and   death   scene.     But if the  schools of our country did more to  cultivate a taste for  healthy,   moral reading,  perhaps the demand for literature of the  morbid kind would cease.  M. G.  ANNUAL MEETING.  ���������The annual meeting for the purpose of  /receiving auditor's report, and electing  officers for Hospital for ensuing year will  be held April .8th at ,8 p. m. in the school  house.   ,  %. B. BENNETT, ,  Secretary of Hospital B^ard.  A GREAT OONVENTIOKT.  The convention called by the United  Irit,h League for the piovince of Con-  naught, which was held recently in Clare-  morris, was the greatest and most representative body of Irishmen which has  ever met in that town.      As no available  1  hall could have conveniently accommodated the meeting, the committee contracted with a Dublin firm for tne -erection of a large marquee, and even ia this  all who attended could not find place-  Specul trains were run on the railways,  converging on the town, and bodies of  clergymen and delegates began to arrive  from 10 o'clock. ��������� The proceedings were  throughout most enthusiastic, and (Characterized by a spirit of intense eajnnest-  ness and determination. , on the mo  tion of Mr. William O'Brien, seconded  by the Rev. P. McGirr, P. P., the chair  was taken by the Venerable Archdeacon  Kilkenny, P. P.,-V. G., Claremorris. On  the platform were Messrs William O'Brien, John Dillon, M. P.; J. J. O'Eelly,  M. P.; Dr. Ambrose, M. P.; John Fitz-  gibbon, Casilerea.  Elected representatives of every branch  of the United Irish League in Connau.ght  ���������which means that the delegates spoke  for more than 35,000 adult Irish NaClior*,-  alisls���������were present, and the lists of districts represented, if enumerated wo-uld  simply mean a directory of the entire  province.  _v_0"Fi T O- J-O-IS  sjL_j_o.  OF     CUMBERLAND    PROPERTY.  UNDER and by virture'bf the power  of sale contained in a certain   mortgage,  which  will' be produced at   the  time   of  sale,   there   will   be   offered   by  Public  Auction byA.H.McCallum, Auctioneer, oh  the premises below desccribed, on ;Punts  rith Ave., in  the City of Cumberland, on  1  Friday APRIL 21st.  at the hour of 1 o'clock  in the afternoon,  the following property, viz:   that  certain  parcel or tract of land  and  premises   in  the town of Cumberland, British   Columbia  being lot  eight (3),  Block  ten  (10),  upon the map of Cumberland,   deposited  in the Land Registry Office  at  Victoria  as   522a.     On    this   property   are  two  one-and-a-half    story     frame  building.  Terms: fifteen per cent of the  purchase  money to be paid to the vendors or their  agent at the time of sale and the 'balance  in monthly   payments oftwanty   dollars  at   rate   of   124%   per annum.   Further  terms and conditions of sale will ;be made  known on day of .sale or. on  application  to  L.. P. ECKSTEIN,  Solicitor for the Vendors, the   Dominion  Building and Loan Association.  Or to  A. H. McCALLUM,  Courtenay, B. G,  Society     Cards  ere  I   W  uefies  ���������  -���������    WHY.Wear Fit-reform Clothes?  If you are economical, because they are moderate in price.  If you are particular about your appearance,. because Fit-Re-?  form is fashionably correct  If you want to See Exactly How a made-to-order suit affects  your appearence before you buy'it, only Fit-Reform can give you  that opportunity.  Fit-Reform clothes cost less than custom tailor-made or e-qual quality, because  they come direct from the makers to the wearers, and a suit equal to Fit-Reform  (which cost $2.50 to make by organized labor and modern appliances) costs the custom tailor $9.00 to make.   '  You who have,worn high-grade tailor-made clothes, know values and may compare at will. , : ������������������  Fit-Reform contains all tho^e fashionable details in style and material���������those  little niceties of fit and finish-���������-which well-dressed men appreciate and demand.    '  Fit-Reform Clothes are mide to com Dete with the best cus-  torn tailoring���������at just one-half the price.  J. McKim, Local Agerjt  Gordon Murdoek,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  Blacksmit. hinG  f  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repai red---___n*_.  :_3:ro_~:essxo_^.____-.  YARWOOD  &.   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  fianiUEl J. Pigr.y  Milk, Butter, Eggs,  and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED'  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  JLiveryl  Corner of Bastion and Commercial '  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Bkanch Of-fjoe, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  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DIRECTORY  ���������For 1899���������  PUBLISHED ANNUALLY  The Largest and Most Complete  Direc-,  tory yet -published for  British   Columbia.  Contains over 1000 pages of all  the  latest    information.  PRICE   $5 00  To be obtained direct from the Directory  Offices, Victoria, the Agents, or P. O.  Box 485, Victoria, B. C.  ���������ii      -        ii      "ui i i ��������������������������������������������� _  COTJKTE NJA Y  Directory.  COTJRTERTAY HOUSE, A. H. Mc-  Calluni, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    X-EIGHTON,.   Black  smith, and Carriage leaker. lMJ-'JH'  |rTliB Apotheosis of Pafidy  IT '  1|"By t_e Antlior of "Sod and ^Janoe in  K Quebec's Adirondacks,'-',8tc.  . T^ROM. whatever point of view you regard  ���������*���������   ed. itj our parish was a flat contradiction  of all the laws which are supposed to regul-  If ate the co-mini* int������ being of * a   community  -whose only means of   subaistance   was   the  I, land.    The elements   physical   and   human  -were rugged and austere, with little to light  en the, gloom of the fierce   contest   between  K' them for supremacy.  A noisy rapid-fco.-sed river made possible  (\ a narrow valley enclosed with granite ribbed  '-mountains.    A road followed the   tortuous  oA  &  river windings, and the   frms   r*n   up   the  mountain sides in three acre strips,   as   was  the custom of the country.    As the , valley  became populated, settlement pushed   over  and along the tops of the mountains���������wherever a foothold could be obtained.  .. A worthy Scotchman was the founder of   of   our  parish, the   Government   having  (conceded  "him a vast tract of wild lands in the rear of  b   the old French parishes in the rich and   fer-  [y tile valley of the St. Lawrence   River,   and  ���������* -north of the City of Quebec. ^ He ������ad peop-  led with all conditions and   races   of   mem  ���������{  with the feminines of   the old world behind  V--ihein and the land hunger of the new world  ,'   in their hearts.    Few of   the   settlers   had  ��������� "been bred farmers, but were of many trades  \. and occupations.    Cast upon the wharvea of  ���������Quebec with "no other   capital   other   than  sturdy arms and a numerous   progeny,   the  i -offer of land for almost the taking was   not  to be resisted, and onoe in possession   noth-  \ .ing could root them from it.    Yet,    every  \ -acre had to be reclaimed   from dense forest,  iY ��������� and gaunt hunger would   have , stalked   in  their midat before the   settlers  obtained   a  sufficiency from. the   soil   to   suprly   their  wants had not fish and game been abundant.  Spring came late, summer  was short, and  autumn-merged quickly into the long   win-  I) ter of fierce;"cold and * deep   snows.      "We  were forced to adopt some of .the-customs of  our French neighbors,   and our cade houses  of Ions, with few^windows, kept out the win  ter'a blasts, while the  great oblong square,  three stove  kept' us'"warin.    W,e   dressed  summer and winter in the etoffe   du   pays,  j\   aud we soon adopted the long   b-wsf   mocca  sins for our  feet..    In   all   other   respects,  \{ however, we clung tenaciously  tc  the   cus-  11 toms of our respective countries;.    We were  as Scotch as a Highland glen, ae   Irish   as  Killarney, or as English as Yorkshire,   and  the dividing lines were but a line fence, or a  piece ofbush.   National prejudices and ran-  ceur were strongly emplanted in us, and we  ���������made active contention to   keep   Alive   our  ancient customs and to assert  our   dislikes.  The dependency upon  one   another^   good  i* ,-services in tjme of need or   trouble .misht  - temporarily establisih a truce to our hostilit-  * ies in  order  that   we   might   rnake   cause  >, ��������� against the common enemy���������want  and   na-  f'ture, but peace wasnever proclaimed.    ,  f.      When,Moriarty fell sick   at   the  .potato  . planting it was black Gordou aad   bio   boys  "���������'  who uut his crop in for him, and shortly up  i on his recovery gave hi_i"a beating   ai   the  rend of a dispute over a line drain.     Moriarty retaliated by pulling Gordon out  of   the  "river that winter amid the  floating  ico,   to  -. the imminent peril of h s own life, and>Gor-  vdon felt no coals of fire   heaped   upc_   his  head.  When the entire parish took side and mat  iters began to assume a  critical   aspect,   the  vthree clerical gentlemen who  presided over  the spiritual affairs of the people would sus-  v-pend their own religious   differences for the  '.moment to preach a gospel of toleration and  \ .good will among rnenj this was most edify -  r .ing to listen to, but ^somehow  failed of   its  i .-purpose in the crisis -.of a municipal  election  or a  school-board  meeting���������for   the   same  ' reasons perhaps that old McAnney failed to  ) -establish "pace'"  at  suph   gatherings.    He  a would skirmish upon the outer edge  of the  crowd with pockets well   filled with stones,  ���������one   of which he J^ould let fly with   telling  ���������effect whenever unobserved.     The row then  breaking out  afresh  old   McAnney   woBld  i force his way into the thickest of the frr-y,  ������ calling out in indignant tones : "Pace boys.!  *V,pace !      Remember w at the clergy do be after tellin' us."  Removals from our parish in  those early  ���������days were rare.    The  .-pride   of possession,  ���������-and the attachment to the homes   hallowed  "iby the creation of ou-p-own hands   and   the  -sweat of brow, had set 'our roots firmly into'  Ahe g-raaite of the mountains, and we were  not to be "stirred except by the one great  leveller���������Death. , It was a surprise therefore, when sergeant Robert Maxwell, late  of Her M jesty's, 7Sth, announced to his  neighbour, Sandy McMahon, as the two t������>il  stained men stood leaning wearily over the  fence that divided their and late in the day  of a-* September ploughing, that he was  a-wearyin' wi' the struggle, and gin h������  could find a purchaser foi the. Ian' ic v.'ould  'een be a flittin.'  "Dods, icon," continued he, ''a life o' so-  jerin' a'm thinkin' no fits a inon for farmin.' <���������  The soun o' the pipes, and the clank o'  sword an* -rifle are mare to ma taote than  fechtin' wi" stumps an' wrastlin' wi3 ploo.  A Claymore, Sandy, is handier in ma hand  than ma axe."  Sandy was speechless for a time, regard*  ing his neighbour as a man who had suddenly taken leave ot his senses, and then he answered cautiously :  "A'm no sayin' your no richt, Robin, but  it's a bonnie farm, an' it's a' your ain, an'  you'r your own maister,"  '.'Ma airi'maister," contemptuously replied  Robin. .'A'm a slave, au' a'm driven nair  to death in chains of ma ain f orgin.' Am  gangin' to .Quebec, Sandy, to enlist the noo"  The lurid flame of late > sunset hung upon  the mountain top, deep shadows crept into  the little valley, while the mists from new-  ploughed fields lay close to the ground, ere  th-? two men -separated, but Robin's , determination remaided unshaken.  A few evenings later   he   jogged   slowly  homeward from Quebec in a beatific condition of mind and   body,   which   proceeded  from two causes :   A   Queen's  shilling   lay  1 buried in his pocket; and a little brown jug  was ensconced in a position of   safety   and  and readiness between his feet in the   front <  of the cart.    When he overtook Paddy Lar-  risey trudging aleng   somewhat   unsteadily  under the dou!.1*} b-irden  of over-indulgence  and a sack of Hour/he invited Paddy  to  a -  seat beside him:  The drive is a long one, the roads were  rough and the night -grew dark and cold.  At the turn of the road at Lee's corners a  steep unfenced hillside made a close, turn a,  necessity. Robin had. just* handed- the  reins ,to Paddy, aud the jug was being uplifted to his mouthj- when old Bess with a  perversity boru of all her sex deliberately  went over the -declivity, and men, cart, and  horse rolled to the bottom in a confused  heap.  It was Robin who first found voice,.  '���������Paddy," exclaimed he faintly, "a'm 'een  maist deid, but a, keepit ma thumb i' the  mouth o' the jug, an' if you'll cam to me,  Paddy, and pull me f rae the cairt a'm think  in' anither wee soop wod restore me."  "Holy saints 1 " answered Paddy. "'Shure  the top of the worrold's upon me, and the  Divil is pullin' at me extremities; if the angel? of Hiven can't get a ever to pry me out  of his clutches I'm a feared Robin huh, its  'deid' you'll be for want of ,a drap afore I'm  able to hilp you." There was a confused  sound of struggle here, and deep groans  from Paddy, as old Bess who had been lying a-top of the Irishms-.ii scrambled to her  feet, and released from the cart contentedly  commenced to graze.  "Shure me heart's dishplaoed and me bow  els isorushed by the dirty baste," growled  Paddy. "Robin man, have you got your  thumb in theraicK of that jimmie-joh_ yit,  for begobs it's only me mouth around that  same nick that'll convinche me that me  own's 8thill on me shoulders."  "Ay Paddy," responded Robin' "but I'll  no talc ma thumb oot until 'am loosed frae  the cairt. Ma heed's a'tween the spokeH o*  ane wheel, an' ma two febt are tangled i' the  ither. Its' i' the stocks I am like the covenanter o' old, but a'm thinkin' nane o' them  e'er hand a jug o' whuskey at his fhumb  aind. It's a mercif u' deespensation o' providence, Paddy, and as the bible says���������:'  "Shure av ye's goiu' to be dishputia religion with me, it's divil the sthip I'll take  to help you from your commernantin position. It's sthrange to me ears wat your bible says, but I know full well wat Father  O'Brien will say to me for this niche's  doins."  Robin extracated at last, the two worthies sat them down in the dewey grass amid  the wreckage, and, after a prolonged gurgling observation of the stars through the  litttle jug, proceeded to make a night of it.  The mellowing influences -of the common  misfortune and tnat of the little ;jug  est-ab-  which soon led to mutual confidences, but it  was Paddy who first voiced the troubles  which were seemingly as canker at his  heart. -        '       '  ' 'It's tired I am wrestlin' with stumps  and advershity. Whin hunger's in your  sthumack and hate at your heart it do be  sore work. Faix, and its lop-sided I'm  growin/.Rybin, witty -workin' on the mountain side, and me two eyes are cruked with  followin' the road iu the dark. Shure the  tongue of me niver lied 'till I tuk to chantin  the praises of me sropt-���������which are_ mostly  stones by the same token."  "Hoots mon ! why dinna you cam awa'  doun intil the valley ? " said Robin, who  now saw the chance for a purchaser for his  farm.  "Kim into the valley is it, " Bnifted Paddy. "Unless there's an earthquake followed by a land slide, or I "dm into me esthates  , in Oirland, which the rightful owners are  keepin' me out of, its only the valley I'll  Bee from me castle on the mountain."  Thus it came to pafs that Paddy became  the proprietor of Robin Maxwell's- valley,  farm.  ���������"Weel, Paddy," responded Robin, "I'm  thinkin' I micht sell the fairm gin I could  fin' the richt man, an' I wud give him time  to pay for it." f  "Troth, if toime will pay*- for the farm,  Robin dear, I'm your man, so give us your  fhist and we'll call it a bargain," gleefully  answered Paddy.  Robin failed to- see the covert qualification in Pandy's ready willingness to  take  the farm, and the bargain was soon struck.  The two men soon   afterwards fell - asleep.  Robin's roupon' (auction)  quickly follow-  ed, and the day following the roupin' the  Larrissey moved down from the mountain.*  Biddy -drove one horse before a ricketytwo-  wheel   cart,   upon   which   was loaded the  "childer," a diminutive pig in a crockery  crate, and a dozen of squakin' fowl tied together in pairs by .the legs.    Biddy sat on  the brace bar of the shafts, bare-headed and  bare-legged.    Shoes and stockings were reserved in those days  for  church-going  on  Sundays, and then they were carried under  arm until a close - approach   to   the Lord's  * ^ - *  sanctuary warned us that it was time  o put  theru -on.  Paddy'followed Biddy in charge ' of the  household goods, a load as light as the  owner's heart this eventful day: one creaky  wooden chair for Biddy's use, or for guest  service, when it always received a hurried  wipe from the hem of Biddy'si petticoat, a  great three-decker, oblong, square box stove  to .pt&nd in the centre of the one living  room, a home-made rough deal table, two  split brlsam benches, the family chest, three  chipped and cracked "chiny" plates, and as  many cups, a large iron tea-kettle, and a  pot for boiling the pig's and "childer's" potatoes, several patch.work cover-lets, and  some paliasses, to be filled later with straw  for beds.  Young Jack trudged behind driving the  cows and the six months' old calf, which  was possessed of an insane dssire to bolt  into every bit of bush, and which kept Master Jack actively employed.  Mrs. McAlmon, from her windor, watched the L-erriseys debarkation with a divided uentimenb; pity for the ragged, neglected looking children, and wrath towards the  shiftless parents. Having no bairns of her  own, she had taken those of the entire  neighborhood under her wing, and in time  they came to know her- as ''Mammy McAlmon." As became a Scotch housewife, she  was orderly and thrifty, with little patience  or sympathy for those endowed with less of  these qualities than she herself possessed.  When Jamie came in from the choppin'  that evening, and had scoured himself in  the basin on the bench outside the door,  Janet met him at the . threshold with a big  jack-towel. While he polished his face to  a shining'hnish, Janet opened the pent-up  floodgates of her disgust with the new  neighbors.  '���������Hoots, Jamie ! but yon be /queer fouk.  Aboot.an hour frea their comin* Biddy came  ben,, and she sat her doun, and I fair thocht  she she'd take root. I heerd some of the  bairns greetin' wi' hunger, an' Bpeered her  to gang awa' to t* eun,' but she ^ust said:  'Shure, mum, the sand forninst the dure do  be fine aad clean, and its much like Indian  meal, it is.    The childer,   God bless  them  intil ma pocket, an' I hied me ron, an,  Jamie mon, y-e'll ���������*.���������.���������-.ir l>elie' me when I tell  you what I sjiceped thro' tbe winner, Paddy and Biddy were dancin' an Irish jig to  Biddy's liltin', an' the bairns were haudin'  their sides wi' lauchin, and not a .thing  touched in a' the hoose. *  " ' Top of the day to you mum;' said  Paddy, 'shure Biddy and I were tistin the  flure and cheerin" the childer up a bit.  Jack, you red-headed omadhoun, run down  to the hnce and bring up a good dhry pole  to sthart a fire with, for it'������,a cup of tay  you'll np #1 ter havin' with us mum ? '  " 'Mony thanks said L\ 'but when I come  to tak' wi' you, Maister Larissey, I'll sen'  you word I'm cotnin'.'  Shure you'll be heartily wilcum, mum  to the best we have in the house."  Jamie, sparing ot words, groaned an  acknowledgement qf all that his wife had  said, and went into his supper.  Paddy soon became a thorn in the side  of  thrittv neighbours, but his   unfa'ling  Irish wit, unvarying good humour,   and  wonderful power of  mimicry, pulled him  through many a scrape   with   a   certain  aplomb.     The borrowing capacity of the  whole family had no   apparent   limit;   it  certainly possessed no  modesty.     There  was nothing they hesitated to ask for,and  nothing was ever returned .until sent for,  and not   always   then.    Paddy's   fences  were soon ddspoiled   for   firewood,   and  his horse and cow roamed at will.      Old  hats and  wisps  of   straw   replaced   the  glasses that were broken by the. youngs?  lers, and the barn door hung idly on one  hinge., Paddy worked   in   a   desultory ���������  way, but his luck, as he termed it, was al-:  ways "agin" him.    His neighbors,  howr  ever, in discussing him,  which was often,  told a different tale, with many indignant  and laughing comments, as they happened to View the particular case in review.  In the early winter of that year the  smallpox raged-with great violence in the  French parishes to the south of ours. We  quarantined against them with.commend,  able rigour, and a passing French-Canadian received scant courtesy at our hands  Even the Indians from camps far among  the mountains were invited te move on,"'  while the dogs made noisy clamour at  their heels. It was no time for ceremony  or discrimination.  The night of the commencement of the  great snowstorm, which is even now remembered because it blocked :our roads  for weeks and cut off ail communication  throughout the parise, excepting by the  use ofsnowshoes, therecame'a knock at  Anderson's door. Anderson answered it  in person, and there stood little Joe Bar-  ras, looking like a snow-man, so, covered  was he.  "You giv me place for stay; ver' bad  uight, no can see road ? "  "Not in the. house, Joe; we don't want no  smallpox here. Find a place in tho' straw  in the barn; and, Joe, there is an old buffalo  robe on the battery floor to throw over  you"���������and Anderson closed the door on the  storm and his unwelcome guest.  In the morning, when Anderson dug himself into the barn, Joe's snowshoe track led  out of it. The children played there that  day. One of them hid under the buffalo  robe that little Joe had used. Smallpox  broke out in the house within a week, and  ere many days threatened the extinction of  the entire family.  No one ventured into the infected house.  The strickened ones, including the mother,  were dependent upon the half-crazed father  for all the care they received. Two of the  children died, and it was the father who  was compelled to perform the sad rites for  the dead. Our hearts ached for him, as we  saw him pass with the two little rough deal  coffins on the wood sleigh to the silent burial; but fear steeled us against ourselves to  the loathsome disease. We pitied without  the tender of service. When Anderson  from his door next day hailed a passing  neighbor to say that he too was ill, we were  paraly?ed. Even Paddy Larrisey grew  thoughtful, and for the once forgot his song  and joke.    In the evening he sat long with  his elbows on his knees and his face  buried  in hia hands, while Biddy  moved about un  easily, but speechlessly, in an ecstasy of uu-_  known fear. Paddy fin;illy xose, and, with- .  out a word, put on his coat and bat*-  , "Where do ye be  a-goin, . Paddy  dear?** '  anxiously1 enquired Biddy, who now. found   '  voice.  "To   hivin,   pwhaps,''    tersely    replied:  Paddy; "but do you take care, of the children, Biddy,   and God bless yia.all."   And .  Paddy disappeared into the night.  "0, Paddy ! " wailed his wife after him,.  "come back, come back!"   But there was  no reply. As she stood straining., her eye*?.,  into   the   darkness,-   there   was ��������� a sudden.  *      '       0  stream of light from  the  Anderson  house,,  and all was dark   again.    Her  worst fearg ,   '  were     confirmed,   ' and   she     uttered > ��������� a  loud   cry   of   terror,   which the    "child-.  er" in the house re-echoed. '-���������'  Paddy's greeting to Anderson wtyj a,.sun-?.   c  pie, "Shure me heart's .bled for, you,, man,  and I've kim to help  a-while;  so into' b^4  with you, and I'll take a luk around.  The state of things was about as appnll-u  ing as the nature of the disease, but Paddy' '  rose superior to the conditions, and ere the.  night had passed,   in his rude  way he had-,  restored some order,   and the house* became- '  filled with the sunshine of his presence., In  the days and weeks which  followed he la-  bored incessantly, and with a devotednesa  and gentleness' that endeared him to each  suffering member of ' the household.,. In the    '���������'  long nights of restlessness among the child-,  ren, he quieted them with wonderful talee . -  of the good old  fairies.    To the parents he  was  a ministering   angel   of   hope.    If he  slept at all it must have  been   with  wide*  open   eyes and  sitting   bolt  upright in a;  chair,for he was ever ready upon the slight* '  est call.    He gave little thought to himself.  Daily he appeared upon the little hill and.  shouted words of encouragement to Biddy,.   '  <  with many messages for the -'childer."  There   came a day at   last when Biddy,   ' *  lushing breathlessly into our house, said:  ' "Faix, there do be a hilth doctor out at . ,. ~  Anderson's, , and Paddy . says he's , diahin-  festin'   the house,   and   Paddy's kimmin'  home, though  the doctor do be tellin him.  that he must burn, all the clothes . that' da  be on his back before he kin lave. * Troth  if he do it's the quare soight he'll be rinnin   -''  thro' the snow with only God's lither on  him, for  divil's the ha'porth ilse he'll have,  tor Jack, bad luck to that bhoy, cat off the  ,  legs of Paddy's Sunday pants."  After much search we finally overcame  this difficulty in the way of Paddy's homecoming.    It   was worth ��������� while to see him  *���������  strutting   homeward quite   unconscious ofr  his heroism, but full of the importance of a  pair of black pants, a long-tailed coat, and. -  an ancient clerical beaver, with a three,  weeks' growth of scrubby beard beneath it.  When we cheered him as hejpasfted, he took  it entirely as a compliment, giving it a rakish tilt as he replaced it.  Moriarty before the mass  on the follow-. .  ing Sunday shouted out in the impulsive.  Irish way: "Now, byes, since Paddy's alire.  to die in his own bid, it's a sind off we'll be,   .  after givin" him,   and ,ivery "man   of ye'll  bring   wan thing   or the other to hilp him.  through the winter.    And they all replied,  "Amin 1 "  At the kirk door  McAlmon   voiced the  sentiment of the assembled elders,   when he  ��������� said:   "I'm no  sayin' that Paddy  does'na  fash me at times, but his  heart ye  ken is i'  the richt place, au' its a braw act, an'" I tor-,  gie him the past."  What Auderson and his wife said  Paddy  never revealed,   but the  greatest  thrashing     :  that Phil.   Muldoon ever received was at  Anderson's hands for some disparaging re-,  mark ho made aboyt Paddy.  _���������  irs m  will soon have a foine  tasthe for it.    Is  il  fished a bond of  amity   between   the   two.  I  the loan of a drawin'  of tay you could let  me have, Mrs. McAlmon ? '  ���������"'Aboot   two   o'clock .I pit   some scones  The sole agents of tlie "Slater Slpoe''  are bound by contract to carry in slock  enough shapes, sizes, and widths of " Slater  Shoes," to fit all kinds, of feet. Where a  town is too small for that kind of a stock  ri  there is no -agency.   Are you there ? Order  -"Slater Shoes" by mail from the  nearest agency.  Stamped on trie soles with  makers' trade mark and price:  $3.50, $4.50 and $5.50, Goodyear  welted.  Write for Catalogue, It's free.  Simon Leiser, Sole Local Agent,  s������=_5?r}> T--  pf>I-"*g%;"-"^  ;.,;/ ������l  -->   *,<l  _B INGENIOUS ESCAPES.  QUICK  WIT   THAT  CHEATED   DEATH  OR   PRISON   BARS.  wife:  done?  ply.  "Unhappy wretch!  "���������   "My duty," was  'Do yours.  Y/hat have you  the fearless re-  ���������London Globe.  A Number of Inter������i������tingr Instance*  lib Wnlch Happy Tlionsrhts or Clever Ruses Bronght Liberty io Unhappy Prlioncrs.  A collection of happy thoughts would  make interesting reading and .al'ci-r a  perusal of it one might well feel inclined  to question the accuracy of Garlylo's oft  . quoted axiom as to the preponderance of  fools and admit that) there is a good deal  of ingenuity in tho world, after all. Take,  for example, the caso of Thrasyllus, the  soothsayer, whom Tiberius was ahout to  condom n to death. Previously to ordering  him to ba thrown into the sea tho emperor  inquired of the sago if ho could foretell  tho date of his own death.  "Three days exactly before Caesar's,'  was tho reply, and for tho rust of his life,.  Thrasyllus was the special object of tho  emporor's anxious care. Louis X.I. of  France received a similar reply, which  Scoifc has made effective use of in "Quen-  tin Durward."  ltiohardof Normandy, when a boy, was  rescued out of t-ho clutches of his overlord  of France by his attendants enveloping  him in straw aud carrying him out as a  bundle of horse forage, while t-ho cNcapo of  the Fin press Matilda from Ludger.-ail. was  effected by means of a much grinm-or expedient.  She was swathed as a corpse and put  into a coffin, which was borne out of the  ��������� fortress on the shoulders of four of her  ' servants. <^ The hairbreadth escapes of  Charles II und tho disguises and shifts to  which ho was forced aro familiar to most,  while no reference to royal escapes can bo  marto without mention of the adroit ruse  of Edward, afterward Edward II, when,  on tho pretext of ��������� trying tho "mounts" of  his attendants, he so thoroughly exhausted  them that they were in no condition to fol .  low his own fresh steed when ho rode off  in good earnest.  Undeniably clover, too, was tho ruse by  v. hich Archibald Douglas obtained his  freedom after Poictiers. Among his follow captives was Sir William Ramsay |  who saw with dismay the peril in which  a lifo of1 so great importance to Scotland  was placed, and a brilliant idea occurred  to him. Striding up ,to Douglas with every appearance of m������irgnant anger, lib bo:  - gan to cuff him soundly. "How comes it,  varlet, that you aro wearing your master's  armor? Perchance you have murdered  him and lcft'his body on tho Held."  Asked what he meant' by behaving in  this way to. a nobloman of rank, Ramsay  burst into scornful laughter. '���������Nobleman  indeed! A scoundrelly lackey who somehow, has got his master's armor. I know  l-ho rascal. Forty shillings is enough ransom for "him."-" Off you go, sirrah, and  search for your master's body." And  Douglas, with all the crestfallen air of a  detected impostor, slunk off���������to freedom  Tho "affairs of the '15 and '45" were  productive of several ingenious escapes  Maxwell, earl of -Nithsdaie, owed .his to  the heroism of his countess, "Winifred,  who, having obtained permission to visit  him, mado him dres3 in her clothes and  thus pass unsuspected-out of tho prison.  Hepburn of Keith had managed to make  his escape from Newgate; but, ignorant  of London, would inevitably have been re-  caotiired but for the happy thought of his  wife, who, knowing of his escape, had  placed in tho window of her lodgings the  Hepburn cup, the oJd heirloom of tho family, trusting, as fell out, that ho would  recognize it.  Mr. Katcliffe, more fortunate than his  ill fated brother, Lord Dorwentwater,  escaped with an ease which spoko little for  tho vigilance of his guards, or perhaps a  good deal for the Jacobito sympathies (if  the governor. Chapmen wore allowed to  ply thoir trade within tho precincts of  Newgate, and Ratcliffo ono day stopped to  bargain with a vender of walking sticks,  presumably a well wisher to the causo  Continuing his discussion, he simply  walked out of the gates, tho obliging chapman answering the challongoof the warders that '"ho wasn't a prisoner." Still  moro remarkablo and suggesting reminiscences of the Three'Musketeers was the  "ovasion" of  General  Forstcr after Pres-  The Sea as it Tamer.  All animals when taken for a sea voyage  become tamer. Monkeys suffer greatly  from seasickness. Fov* Is and geese soon-  become thin, and cocks generally cease to  crow. Birds, too, are affected by the sea  and never sing during a voyage.  As if to prove that race prejudices disappear with death in a cemetery for dogs in  London there is a stono erected "To.the  memory of our dear little cat, Chinchilla,  ���������ooieoned Jul*? 21."  OFFICER  OF   THE   DECK.  The    Position' Carries   Many    Important und  Responsible  Duties.  Immediately upon stepping on board of  a man-of-war a visitor sees an officer with  a sword belt on walking up and down the  quarter deck. Officers and sailors coma  up to this man so sprucely rigged out in  his neat, handsome uniform, touch their  caps to him, ask him questions, give hiiu  information and receive orders from him,  and then thoy go away from him, and he  paces his lonely beat, for he is tho man  who is on watch, who, while holding this  position, has the charge of the ship. He  is the "officer of tho dock."  His position is one of extreme responsibility. He is held accountable for the  safety of the ship and everything and everybody on board her. Every officer or  other person in the ship, whatovor may be  his rank, who is subject to tho orders of  the captain, except tho executive officer,  the officer who ranks second to the captain, is subordinate to tho officer of the  dock.  This officer of the deck cannot leave his  charge until he is regularly relieved by  some other officer, whose turn it is to assume the responsibility, an-i he is strictly  prohibited by tho rules and regulations  from engaging in any occupation which  may distract his attention from his duty;  hence his apparent dislike to engage in  conversation, to crack a joke, to smile or  to laugh.  A part of his duty is to be polite, though  not necessarily agreeable, the law governing this phase of his conduct reading as  follows: "Ho shall see that all porsons  coming alongside or visiting the ship are  courteously treated." Of course he cannot  personally attend, except casually, to the  reception of tho hundreds of people who'  visit tho ship.- He delegates this sort of  duty to the men, only seeing that they behave themselves decorously and decently.  The officer of the deck, is the one man  in the ship for the time being on whom  devolves the responsibility of properly conducting the affairs pertaining to tho welfare of the small world living within the  vessel., For four hours this position of  dignity and importance is his. Then he  goes off, and some other man succeeds to  the hardships of the office.���������New York  Herald.  TELEPHONES IN SWEDEN.  Them  ton Pans.  He was lodged in the keeper's house  and enjoyod tho indulgences usual to prisoners of position. One day he was drinking wino with the governor and requested  permission to send for a bottle of his own,  on which ho wanted tho governor's opinion, and, this being granted, ho sent bis  own servant'to fetch it. The hitter, by an  ingenious perversion of his instructions,  induced tho governor's butler to go to the  cellar for it, and promptly locked him in.  Forsler, in tho moantii.ie protending to bo  angry at his man's slowness, declared ho  would fetch tho bottle himself, and loft  the room for the purpose. Tho trusty .servant was outside with a key prepared for  tho occasion. Tho door was shut and locked on tho unsuspecting governor, and the  famous Jacobito quietly took his departure.  Similar to tho case of Lord Nithsdale,  inasmuch as thoir escapes, liko his, were  duo to t-ho devotion of their wives, aro  those of Lavaletto and Lo Fort. Tho former, a Bonapartist, was condemned to  death, and tho eye of his execution arrived. His wifo obtained leave for herself  and daughter with an attendant to visit  him and partako of tho last sad meal together, and arrived in a sedan chair,  muffled up as became an invalid. In due  timo the jailers saw the three women depart, weeping bitterly, Mme. Lavalctte  in particular being overcome with grief  and her face hidden ia th*. haMd-fcorchief  which received her tears.  But when later on the warder visited  the cell and called tho prisoner it was a  woman's voice that answored him and a  woman who tried with her puny strength  to delay his giving the alarm. Lavaletto  made good his escape, much to tho annoyance of the king, who romarked that uo  one seemed to have done his duty except  lime. Lavalctte.  Lo Fort's wife put on two suits of  clothes when sho visited him, and dressed  him in one. Not till the following day  was the escape discovered, and tho appalled   jailer  exclaimed   to  tho triumphant  Even   the   Fisher  Women   Coe  In Stockholm.  Every one has, read of the remarkable  use of the telephone system in Sweden,  particularly in Stockholm, and it has often been pointed out that this is the most  extensive system in the world when population is considered. The figures, which  have been so variously quoted, really give  no adequate impression of the completeness and goneral popularity of the Swedish telophono, system. Even the fruit  women, and fishmongers in the markets  and at street corners have their telephones,  and' the small shop that has not a phone  is tho exception rather than the rule. This  general installation in stores presupposes  numerous calling subscribers, and telephones in private residences are almost  universal.  The secret of Rils remarkable state of  things is to be found mainly in the cheapness of tho convenience. A householder  can socuro ample communication for $10  a year. This payment entitles the subscriber to the free use of the wires in  Stockholm and throughout a radius of  nearly 50 miles. The highest charge for  service is only $25 per annum. There are  two other classes���������namely, $20 and $15  rates. In tho private dwelling rate of $10  a year the messages aro limited to 400 per  annum, and a charge of 2 conts for each  excess message.  Stockholm is served by two telephone  companies, one a state institution and the  other a private concern, which, by the  way, is the moro largely patronizod. Almost every lamppost i.s provided with a  telephone attachment, by which it is possible) to call up the nearest cab stand for a  carriage or notify tho polico or fire department.  While the service is first class in every  respect, all the modern improvements being supplied, yet, notwithstanding the remarkably low prico for service, the company pays an annual dividend of 8 per  cent.  American   Imperialism.  The same supreme power that demanded  this war will demand tho complete fulfillment of its purpose. It will demand, in  tonus which none can misunderstand and  which no power or party can be strong  enough to disregard that tho United  States (lag shall never bo furled in any  Spanish province Where it has been plant-  od by the heroism of our army and navy.  Call it imperialism if you will, but it  is not tho imperialism that is inspired by  tho lust of conquest. It is the higher and  nobler imperialism that voices the sovereign power of this nation and demands  the extension of our flag and authority  over the provinces of Spain, solely that  'government of the people, by the people  and for the people shall not perish from  the earth."  Such is the imperialism that has become  interwoven with tho destiny of our great  froo government and it will be welcomed  by our people regardless of party lines and  will command the commendation of the  enlightened powers of tho old world, as it  rears for the guidance of all the grandest  monuments of freedom as tho proclaimed  policy and purpose of the noblest government ever reared by man or blessed by  heaven.���������Colonel A. PL McCluxein Frank  Leslie's Popular Monthly.  BEYOND THE SUNSET.  , So, when Time's veil shall fall asunder.  The soul may know  No fearful change, nor sudden wond3r.  ;  Hot sink the weight of mystery under.  But with the upward rise and with the vast-  ness grow.  And all we shrink from now may seem  No new revealing;1  ��������� Familiar as oar childhood's stream.  Or pleasant memory of a dream,  The loved and cherished Past upon the new life  stealing.  Serene aiid mild, the untried light  May have its dawning,  And,'as in summer's northern night  The evening.and the dawn unite,  The sunset hues of Time blend with the soul's  new morning.   ���������Whitiior.  HIS  RULING  PASSION.  Old Ilarpaiton Carried It to the Brink  of the Grave.  The following story is commonly related  as true in France: Old Harpagon was  fast approaching his end. nis sufferings  wore very great, but ho comforted himself  with tho thought; that as ho could not eat  thero was so much saved at any rate.  "Well, doctor," ho, said in a fooble  voice, ''how long have I yet to live?".  "Only half an hour. .Would you like  mo to send for somebody���������a clergyman,  for instance?"  Harpagon was silent for a few moments.  He passed his hand over his chin, bristling  with a grizzly beard of several days'  growth, when a sudden thought struck  him and, turning to tho doctor, he gasped  excitedly:  "Quick���������send for���������a barber!"  Tho barber noon afterward arrived with  his shaving tackle.'  , iArpagon, whose voice was getting  weaker, asked him, "You���������charge���������two-  ponce���������for shaving?"  "That's the prico," was tho answer.  'And���������how much���������is it���������for shaving'  ���������a corpse?"  The barber paused a moment and then  said, "Five shillings."  "Then���������shave���������me���������quickly," - stammered old Harpagon, casting a feverish  glance at tho watch whioh the doctor still  held in his hand.  He was too feeble to utter another word,  but the doctor understood tho  mute ap-,-  peal and said:  "Fifteen minutes morel"  A smile of satisfaction stole over the  feature's of -the.patient. -The barber set to  work and in a very short time finished his  task, notwithstanding the nervous twitch-  ings that distorted the face of- tho dying  man. , When the operation was ovor, old  Harpagon uttered a sigh of relief and was  heard to whisper:  "That's a good thing���������four shillings���������-  and ten pence���������saved J" and he breathed  his last.  PERSONAUCHATS.  F. Hopkinson  Smith, > the engineer,  man- of  science,   traveler,   artist   and  novelist, and  what  not, is visiting   in  ��������� London.  William A. Eddy, the kite flier; recently had a narrow escape from being  struck by lightning while flying a kite  by a -wire.  Dr. A G. Carr, the new head of the  Illinois state board of health, is also  president of the Army and Navy Medical association.  The "Schlatter" now in Chicago says  he is tho original of that name and  that he is really Rev. Dr. Charles McLean and a graduate physician.  In Daniel Shaw of Kingsbury, who  is 85 years old and looks but 60, the  peoplo of Indiana claim to have tho  oldest J. P. in the United States.  Sir Wemyss Reid, who has just been  elected president of the English Institute of Journalists, was formerly editor  of the Leeds Mercury and later of The  Speaker.-  Mr. Stead says that the news which  most cheered Gladstone in his last illness was tho report that his granddaughter, a bright girl of 20, had decided to become a missionary.  Dr. John S. Griffin, who died in Los  Angeles, Cal., recently, was a veteran  of the Mexican war, one of tho first  physicians to come, to the Pacific coast  and the founder of East Los Angeles.  Captain Silas Wright Torry, the new  commander of the Iowa, was in charge  of the transport Benefit in the Red  river expedition and received the highest praise in Admiral Porter's dis-  pa tches.  The Very Rev. Father Lefebvro, the  superior of tho Chapter of Oblate Fathers in Montreal, has been put at the  head of the entire order in this country  and will make his headquarters in Lowell, Mass.  Lieutenant Von Brusewitz, who was  sentenced to only three years' imprisonment for the cowardly murder of an -unarmed civilian at Carlsruhe, has been  pardoned and set free after two years  by the kaiser.  General Renouard, the new chief oi  the French war office, who was a captain in the Franco-German war, is 62  years old, a little man, with a keen'eye  and exceedingly active for his age.  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She is a cousin of ex-Embassador Eustis.  Miss Antoinette Greely, daughter of the  arctic explorer, and Miss Rosemary Sar-  toris, a granddaughter of General Grant,  will be among tho debutantes in Washington this season.  Tho Rev. Lucy E. Dodgo has been pastor  of the Free Baptist church at Long  Branch. Neb., for five years. The church  is prosperous, free from debt and iu good  repair and is ono of the largest and best  in tho state.  Llario Hull, the actress, who sued Hoyt  and McKee for ������1,200 salary and damages  because she was not retained in tho cast  of ono of their plays nftor her refusal to  wear tights, refused an ��������� otter of $150 to  settle out of court and has been awarded a  verdict of fi cents.  Mrs. Amanda Purcell of Portsmouth,  K. IT., is tho only woman who hired a  sulist-ltuto to light in tho civil war. At  that timo sho was a widow, and her tons  were too small to fight, but sho boliovod  sho should send some ono, and so sho paid  $800 to.her nephew to go.  Miss Mauri, a ballet dancer, is the first  woman to become a professor of tho art.  Tho National Academy of Music, Paris,  has established a chair of ballet dancing,  with Mik-s Mauri as the occupant. She  won her great success at La Scala, in  Milan, having attracted the attention of  Gounod while dancing thero.  Lady Laura Ridding, who was a speaker at the recent English church congress, is  the daughter of the late L-ord Selboui'ue, and  the wifo of Bishop Ridding of Southwell.  Sho is well known in Nottingham, where  she started tho Women's league. The  league now numbers some 50 branches  and 2,000 members and consists of miners'  wives, women factory workers and working women generally.  JEWELRY JOTTINGS.  CURTAIN   RAISERS,  The scheme of erecting in Berlin n joint  monument to Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven has been abandoned.  Avery handsome combination in half  hoop rings was notod in tho alternation of  emeralds with diamonds.  Stars of poarls aro a pretty conceit in  bridal jewelry, three of them furnishing  the fastenings for the veil.  Tho chrysoprase, a popular stone in the  days of Queen Anne, is talked about as a  thing to be revived. It is of a fine apple  green color, and oriental natives hold it  as exceedingly "fortunate"���������two fact&  likely to recommend it to favor.  A standard chatelaine attachment nowadays is the little flat, round or heart  shaped affair, beautifully carved and  sometimes jeweled, which reveals its mission only when turned over so that the  reverse side may mirror tho fair wearer's  countenance.  Among fancies in bracelets figure tha  chain and padlock, a peculiar contrivance I  oalled "secret engagements," curb chains  with alternate centers such as pearl and  ruby, slender single chains with jewels en  cabochon, bands both wido and narrow,  and watch bracelets  * i  1  a  Henry E. Dixey will appear soon in a  burlesque upon " Cyrano de Bergerao," under the management, of E. E. Rice.  "The Liars"' is likely to prove ono of  the most substantial of the many substantial successes at tho Empire theater.   ���������'   - ---  Tho phenomenal heat of tho late summer in London appears to have had a most  depressing offect upon theatrical business.  Jolt de Angel is has become a successful  star through tho medium of Stango and  Edwards' new opera, "The Jolly Musketeer."  It appears that Mr. Albert Chevalier's  now experiment, "Tho Land of Nod,"  was something very liko a flat failure in  London.  The late ompress of Austria was a great  admirer of Wagner. She went to Baireuth  in 1888 for the sole purpose of hoaring  "Parsifal." '  Sir Arthur Sullivan is said to bo the  latest convert in London to Russian music, attending all tho concerts whoro ill  figures on the programme.  Tho title of Mr. J. M. Barrio's new play  is "Two Kinds of Women." Although it!  is spoken of as a new composition it wad  writtcn actually beforo "Tho Littlo Minister."  It is said that in the version of "Tho  Thrco Muskotours" which Mr. Sydney  Grundy has writton for Mr. Becrbohm  Troo especial stress is laid upon tho love  passages between tho Duke of Buckingham and the queen. ������>0  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  1\  /  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  SO GLAD TO MEET.  Beingr mm  Everyday Incident In This  Merry World. .  "Why, how do you do?"  Smilingly the man in the brindle suit  and brown derby hat held out his hand  to the little woman in the gray traveling dress.  "' "Well, this is a surprise," returned  ,the little woman, shaking him by the  hand and saying to herself: o'l ought  to know this -man. Where have I met  him before?"  "It has been about a year since I saw  you, I think," he said.  "Y-yes, I believe it has," she-answered. "By the way���������-er���������where are  you living now?"   c  "Same old place,"he replied, waving his hand. ,-  She hadn't made any progress. She  tried again.  "What are you doing those days?"  "Oh, just the same old business," he  said airily as before. "Wasn't it too  bad the way they treated you?"  " Eon mean that���������that time"���������  "Yes, that time, you know. It was a  shame, wasn't it?"  "Oh,  yes," she rejoined.   "It was  too bad. It���������it was a sbame."  ' "It was  indeed.    Well, I am, very  .  glad to have met you again. Good day."  "Thank you. Good day."  "I don't think I could.have, been  -mistaken," he muttered as he walked  along, "and yet"���������  ;' "I wonder, now," mused the little  woman in the gray traveling suit as  she hurried down the street, "if I over  did meet that man before, and I'd-give  worlds to know who the people were  that treated me so badly and when and  whero they did it!"���������Chicago Tribune.  Indifferent _a to t_e Kind.  He was a fragile youth and didn't  dance all the dances.  "Let's sit it ou t," he said to his pretty  partner.  "Where?" she asked.  "On the stairs."  So they went up a little way and sat  down.  "Wh-why, what's the matter, Mr.  Stackpole?" cried the fair young girl,  for the young man had hastily risen  and was gasping for breath. He could  not reply. His face was lived. His eye's  were rolled up, and with one shaking  hand he clawed feebly at the skirts of  his Tuxedo.  "What kind of an attack is it?" she  gasped.  ,.  At this question hit voice came back  to him.  "What difference does that make?"  he harshly growled. Then, without a  word of 'apology, _��������� dashed up tho  stairs and flung himself into the men's  coatroom.  And how was she to know that it was  an ordinary carpet took that tho mau  who canvased the stairs had carelessly  left standing on ita head?���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  ST. VITUS DANCE.  A TROUBLE THAT CAUSES ITS VICTIMS  MUCH INCONVENIENCE.  rells  Seemed So to Film.  He was au enthusiastic fisherman, and  he-stood  looking  at   the   50  foot long  whale that the waves had cast ashore.  ���������-, "M'riar, " bo said meditatively.  "Well," she snapped, giving the little Thomas'a. jork   that  sti-8tcbed   one  arm   a  few inches.    "Well, what is it  ���������now?"  "I thought it was, but now I'm sure  ���������of it," he said.  1    "What���������that   you're   ft fool?"   ahc  cried.-   > ��������� ������  -' "No,-M'riar, no, but I am sure that  "thisis tho very iish I lost at Tottenham  .lock last Saturday."���������Pick-Me Up.   -  We believe MINAKD'S LINIMENT  is the best.  Matthias Foley,,Oil City, Ont. -  Joseph Snow, Norway, Me.  Ohas. Whooten, Mulgrave, N. S.  Rov. R. O. Armstrong, Mulgrave,  N. S.   -  Pierre Landry, 'senr., Pokeinouche,  N.  B.  Thomas Wasson, Sheffield. N. B. ~  She Meant Him.  ���������    They were walking in Central park.  He was a veiy SL_timental young man,  ,'ahd he->said gushingly:  ������.-   "How wonderful is naturel Just look  'at tho trees'getting greener and greener  every day.''  "Oh, I don't know! I don't see anything so wonderful about that," she replied, giving him a look full of significance.���������New York World.  Didn't Uae Tliem.  He bad sat at the other end of the  sofa for about an hour, and she was  getting rather tired of it.  "It would be little loss," 6he said at  last, "if tho czar's proposal to disarm  were made to include you."  It sometimes takes something of this  nature to jar a young man into a realization of the fact that arms are made  for use.���������Chicago Post.  ;  -    Reflection on the Noic.  He���������I can't understand why my mustache doesn't grow under my nose as  well as at the corners of my month.  She���������Has it never occurred to you  that there might be too much shade?���������  Chicago News.  Yon  Ilurd Luck, Indeed.  "What's'the matter, old man?  look in hard luck."  "I am. Just moved to Harlem, and  now I've gone and fallen in love with a  Brooklyn girl."���������Brooklyn Life.  I Theaters  In  Spnln.  Theaters in Spain have no programmes. A bill in the lobby sometimes  gives the cast, but most of the actors  remain unknown by name. The curtain  -is devoted to advertisements, and- in  Madrid theaters advertising cards are  affixed with the numbers on the back of  each seat.  .The Story of n Locket.  Lady Hester Stanhope had a warm  friendship lor ray uncle, Sir John Moore.  Sho sent mo a sword and a drum when I  was 4 years old, with a note saying, "When  yon are a man, come to me, and I -will  givo you a real sword for your dear un-  clo'ssake." Tho physician who traveled  with her in tho east recorded that she said  to him she had never known but three  really great men.. They were her uncle,  William Pitt; her brother, Charles Stanhope, and Sir John Moore. The last two  were both killed in the battle of Coruna.  Sho got a lock of the hair of each and set  them in a gold locket with the boat of  arms and name of each respectively.  In 1814 Lady Hester determined to live  permanently in. Syria and sent for her  possessions, this locket being among them.  The ship containing her valuables sailed  and was heard of at Cyprus. Soon after  one of those Mediterranean squalls came  on, and nothing was every heard of the  ship, crew or cargo. Thirty years elapsed,  Lady Hester had Jong been dead, when a  letter came to the admiralty from the consul at Jaffa saying that an Arab had picked up on the beach a gold ornament with  Frank characters. This was the long lost  locket, and, Lord Stanhope kindly giving  up his claim to it, it became the property  of my brother, Sir Graham Morris, and is  now in my possession.���������"Recollections of  an Octogenarian."  THE CURE OF ASTHMA.  Winfred Schofield, of Gaspereau, N. S  -How  He   Obtained   a   Speedy  and  Permanent   Cure.  From the Aoadien, Wolfvllle, N. S.  The many cases brought to his notioe  of residents in this vicinity being enved  fro ai, physical   disorders   through   the  agency   of .Dr. Williams'   Pink  Pills,  have created in the mind of the Aoadien  representative1 a   sincere belief  in the.  healing powers  of   this  remedy.    Yet  withal he was a  little   incredulous \ he  other day when   told of   a  young man  who had been cured of  a very   serious  and  deplorable   disease by  the  use of  only some  two   boxes   of   these litile  miracle workers.    It seemed impossible  that such - a  remarkable  healing could  be wrought even by Dr.- Williams' Pink  Pills in such short order.    Accordingly  he was possessed of a strong desire to  investigate.    Mr. Winfred Schofield, of  Gaspereau, was the address given us by  our informant, and were not long, in  hunting him up.    We found Mr. Schofield to be a bright young man of about  twenty years of  age and of more than  ordinary intelligence.    His air of candor and straightforwardness  dispelled  any doubts  we   may  have had.    In a  very few words he stated to us his case.  "Two   years ago,"   he   said. '#I was  J taken   with   an  attack   of   St.  Vitus  Dance.    Sometimes   when   at work I  found that my fingers would all at once  straighten out and   I   would   be compelled to drop anything I was  holding.  One   day I was   using   an axe when  seized with one of these  attacks.    The  axe slipped from my hands and in falling struck my foot and gave  it a nasty  cut.    After that you can  depend upon  it I left axes alone,"_.and it was not long  before I had to  give up using any kind  of  tool.    My  complaint rapidly grew  worse and I was soon  unfitted for  any  sort of work.    Everything possible was  tried by me in order to get relief, but I  got no better.   At last one day a neighbor of  mine,   Mr. Fred Fielding, who  had been cured by the xise of  Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, advised  me ��������� to givo  them a trial, offeringi.to pay  for  them  himself if they  did not  help me.    As  it turned  out-   he   was safe enough in  making the  offer.    I followed his advice, but,  had   scarcely- begun to use  them   when  I   began   to feel   better.  After using two'boxes I was  perfectly-  cured and have   never   been troubled  with the complaint since.    I  am confident that to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  alone I owe my cure.  sDr. Williams' Pink Pills create new  blood, build' up the nerves, ana thus  drive disease from the system. In hundreds of cases they have .cured after all  other medicines have failed;1 thus establishing the claim that they are a marvel  among the triumphs of modern medical'  science. The genuine Pink Pills are  sold only in boxes, bearing the full  trdde mark "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People.'' Protect yourself from  imposition by refusing any pill that  does not bear the registered trade mark  around the box. If in doubt send direct to Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, ' Ont., and' they will be  mailed to you post paid at 50c a box,  or six boxes for $2.50  lee In Polar Tt~fgionu.  When the sea freezes, first is formed  the thin flake called by navigators  "sludge," and as soon as this catches  and holds snow it .is termed "brash."  When it gathers and doubles, the whalers style it "panoake" or "bay ice." If  you can see the limit of this, it will be  "a floe."' and an "icefield" if its  boundaries are out of sight.  "Pack ice" consists of floes forced together and overlapping, and when- this  again becomes broken and scattered by  a new wind the name of it is "sailing  ice."  JUST A BAD  COLD.  Miiiard's Liniment is used bj Physicians.  JP. O. T>ra\ver 1287. Tei. ,11:17.  J.   D.   O'BRIEN,  Grain and Stock Broker.  "WI_____-BG'-  Grain and securities carried on mar-  *- gins.    Private wire connection  with all market?.  "W- 3=1. _^_.X-,_L,_f_.ISr:i  General Insurance Agont.  l-'IIt ��������� Com-pimieg Kepreseutod:  Quebec Fire Assuranco Oo.  KoyaMnsaranee Co.  Sun Insurance Office  Union Assurance Sc������iety  A11 classes of Insura noes transacted and  promptly and satisfactorily settled,'  ATTENTION  Difference between Paper and Wool  Roofing: Paper dries and becomes brittle.  The Wool is elastic and tougrh. Hiss  never been known to crack; 8 years has  established its reliability���������-wind and  water proof. ,  "    -  Write for samples to  W. G. FONSECA.  7Cu Main Street, Winnipeg.  CHRYSANTHEMUMS  ROSES ��������� CARNATIONS  CUT  FLOWERS  IIST   SEASON  AT H. E. PHIIPOTT  , Greenhouses:  336 Portage Avenue, WINNIPEG.  A' sharp stinging" _ pala  in the back���������you think it  doesn't   amount   to   anything���������be   all.right in   m.  few  days���������but   it  doesn't  get all right���������kidneys are  not doing their duty,'and  the poisonous matter that  they  ought  to remove" is'  going all through the system���������causing rheumatism,  gout,   dyspepsia,   headaches, backaches���������all sorts,  of ills.  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  Cure tlie disease by- removing the cause.  \V. D. Popham, Talbot .St., St.Thomas, Ont.;  Gays : " I have for a. long- time had serious  bask and kidney trouble. My back was so  stiff and painful that when I sat down I had  to liavo something to assist me to get up. I  have taken four boxes of Doan's .Kianey,  Pills, and theyhave'taken the stiffness and*'  pain from my back and enabled me to'  straighten up without pain or difficulty."  Price 50c. a box, 3 for $1.35, all drugg-Iftm.'  The Doan Kidney Pill Co., Toronto, Ont., ���������  twins:  ��������� PURITY  AJVD QUALITY. ���������  JCAI_:K/AtBBH3-.*j;E������l^tAI-r  407   MAIN   ST.,   WINNIPEG,  - Next door to P. O.  SNAPS FOR CASH.  Household Safes, small Hiv.e,   -   -   $12.00  Household Safes, large size,      -   -      30.00  Just the thing for a Christmas .present Both  useful and ornamontal.  Merchants' Safes, all ��������� sizes and prices; on  b sy terms ,or cash. l Come and see 'them or  write for quotations. Special'prices during  November and December.  And these are tho things that are  ALWAYS present in OUB, GOODS a_8  111 nothing-are they <. more evident than  in  our  White Star  ���������        -   - -   - <  Health Coffey  AND  White Star  Baking Powder  THE DYSON GIBSON CO.  grain's commission merchant'  GRAIN  EXCHANGE, WINNIPEG.  All kinds of Grain bought and sold.   Liberal ad-  '  vances on consignments.   Prompt returns.  Send Samples.  Write or wire for Prices, Box 574.  Getting: Maul.  'You look perturbed, John.  "I'm mad.  to have that  and then get  mad. "���������Exchange.  It'd make anybody mad  man Smith get him mad  mad just because he geta  Her Blar J.  "Millie," said her six foot husband,  "yon aro a jewel."  "Yes," said Millie sweetly���������-"a jewel  ���������with a big J."���������Indianapolis Journal.  Liebig's Asthma Cure will cure Asthma, Hay  Asthma or Hay Fever. Hundreds of people in  four continents will s *-y so. It is a hiu'h cla S3  medicine, endorsed by medical men, au I used  by tho best people hi all parts of the civilized  world. 1  A free trial bottle will be pent to any sufferer  by mail prepaid. If you are afflicted, send  your name and address to The Liebig Co., 177  King street west, Toronto, and say you saw  this free offer in 1 liis paper.  A  Hello.  "You didn't bring me home a single  relic," pouted tbe sweet thing.  ' "My dear," replied her soldier lover,  "I brought you myself. There is nothing left of me but a relic."���������Philadelphia North American.  No Further  Chance For Argmme���������t.  "Boston is the bean city, I believe,"  said a Philadelphia man toa Bostonian.  "And Philadelphia is the has been  city," replied the Boston mau pleasantly.���������Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  BOVRIL   LIMITED  MANUFACTBKERS OP  BOVR ili   In 11ns and Bottles  JOHNSTON'S FLUID BEEF,  Dessieated and Dried Potatoes amd  other Vegetables.  SOUP NODULES  And other preparations, of condensed  food specially suited ior prospectors, surveyors and explorers, and for  KLONDIKE OUTFITS  London,  EN*������__JiTD.  and 27 St. Peter  MONTREAL.  ^ttYMYMMWiftiV^^  AS TO EPILEPSY AND FITS.  Frightful.  "Is he much of a bore?"  "I should say so. Why, if you say,  ���������How are you today?' he'll actually tell  you."���������Philadelphia Press.  Solving: Discord.  Liebig's Fib Cure for Epilepsy and kindred  affections is the only suc< essi'ul remedy, and is  now used by the best physicians and hospitals  in Europe an Amfiica. lb is confidently recommended to the afflicted. If you ������uft'er from  Epilepsy, Fits, St. Vitus Dance, or have children or relatives that do so, or know a f 1 iond  that is afflicted, then sond for a free trial bottl������  and try it. It will be sent by mail, prepaid. It  has cured where' every thing elso has fmle&l.  When writintr mention This paper and givo  full address to The Liebig Co., 177 King street  west, Toronto.  TO CURE A COIiD 1ST ONI3 BAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All  druggists refund the money if ft fails to cure  25c  Keep Minard's Liniment in the noEse.  W.. H". U.   198  l.l-HIII ll������_,.  Earn this valuable Watch, Chain and Charm by selling twenty Topi Z  Scarf Fins, at 15 cents each.' Send your address and we forwardtbe  Pins and our Premium List, postpaid. No money required. These Pins  will almost fell themselves, for the Topaz has all the brilliance of the best  diamonds, and has never before been off- red at anything like this price.. The  Watch is neat in appearance, thoroughly well made, and _ fully guaranteed.  Unsold Pins may be returned.    Mention this paper when writing.   . '.  THE GEM PIN CO., Freehold Building, Toronto, Grit  Mr Carpe���������I've seen such a pretty  ������������������^ girl this morning!  i'     Both the Misses Pleine���������Oh, you flatterer I���������Pick Mo Up.  The  O.   P.  "R. will   build  a smelter  in  the   Boundary  Greek   district,  Tho railways of England killed only 18  passengers Inst year. Our railroad managers might get some valuable points  from our English cousins in tho matter of  tho safo handling of the traveling public.  ���������Bloomington Pantagraph.  Please observe that whenever anybody  Is mentioned as a player of golf it is always as * 'enthusiastic." The enthusiastic  golf players aro so numerous that a tamo,  lukewarm golf player might as well get  off tho earth. His minority is painful.���������  Boston Herald.  ^MT-iV  ^->  Minard's Liniment tie LnmDtrman's Friend.  J MUiis  f������������y  ���������������������������VpwCV-*-*!!-**^  askant ffiiiari's Liniment and tateno otlier.  S_������-_i__; WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  this winter.   It pays to EDUCATE for BUSINESS.   A -reat r demand for office help than  wh could fill during t e past six months shows  why you should take such a course.  Irall particulars on application.  G. W. DONALD, Sec.  'i  ;���������; x \\  ':.' r THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  Mary E. Bissett Editor-.  ������������������'   Persons - falling to get  The News   regularly should notify the OFFICE.  >'   Persons having any business with TT-iE  Kf.WS  will   please call at the office  or  fxrit_   ���������"������������������'   ,;  "���������ar-Advertisers-wh.0 want tlicir ad  chang-ecL," sliould get' copy in" "by  ,12������._.' day before issue  '" '_3������? VVhen writing communications to  this paper, wriie ON ONE side only of  ^japer'use'd.    Printers Do'not turn copy.  .     .RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One inch per year, ence-a-week,  Si 2.00  ( '"      "'    " month,   ���������   "        " j.50  Local notice'per line "        " .10  ���������"Ye$MS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  $  such a silly artlci e as that from Which  we have quoted; but sometimes it  is necessary to answer even silly remarks, lest the writer thereof run  awaj*" with the notion that'his said  remarks cannot be answered.  ONE YEAR,  THREE MONTHS,  'PER  MONTH by earner  Sl-NGLE    COPY      Five  !.00  ���������      .$0  .CO  CENTS.  !SATURDAY,  APRIL 3th    1S99  GREAT   VIEWS    IN    AN    EX-  (- "���������        CHANGE.  Jt Is surprising what   unmitigated'trash sometimes   docs get   into  printi    There is an old rule and   a  very good one in the text books on  ���������'   composition, which runs somewhat  . $_us: "Know first the subject   you  '  intend to  write   about,   then   say0  ��������� ���������   what yo- wish'to say so  that  oth-  . ers can-understand   it."    The   Is-:  - Jander in its last issue reversers the  order. '"The office boy,  or  whoever  .'  penned the following sentence, evidently does not know much  about  the subject he laboriously  endeavors to write up, and   we   challenge  any of our readers   to get sense out  of what he tries to say on it.    Here  is tbe sentence: '  J "The Anglican Church has suffi-  ��������� ciently'full and glorious past to  , -warrant its continued existence pro  yided if tan meet the' present ciisis  With the -spirit and faith and a--tion  that is imperatively needed to pres:  ���������erve its'1 ancient law.","  Does anyone know what that sen-  ," tence! means ?     Not being endowed  Jtiih'the proverbial  Yankee  guessing powers,, we confess we are   at  a  loss.    Truly,  i  *' Tishard to follow  a writer  who  .  doesn't know   beans,  But  who writes and., is paid to  ���������" '- fill space."  >  Further on in the same article,  pur contemporary states in reference to disestablishment, "It cannot be other than _ boon." A boon  to whom, which, or what, pray ?  Jo the Anglican Church ? Surely  not.' To the clergy of that church?  "\Veil, hardly. To some other sect ?  Any Christian Church that cannot  iiold its own without using 'tempor-  aP weapons against a rival denomination, must succumb to the inevitable.  The Sage of   the Corner remark?:  "We need not seek to decry- the  faith or the practise of the Roman  Church, yet we may with puricct  justice declare that that church is  iiot suited in any way to the J3rit-  ish-cbaractor and it? re-ostab;i.-,!t-  ment in any considerable influence,  in England: would be attended with  grave evils."  : Who made you believe that ?  Where did you get all your information about the Roman Church ?  'Who is talking about re-establishing the Catholic Church in Eng-  ���������bin-d,?. How can that which was  never established be 're-establish-  <ed?\ '  "That, Church (the R. C.) is _ not  'suited in any way to the British  -character.'.'  How   does   the    writer   thereof  know what   the   Roman   Catholic  Church is suited to, or what   it   is  not. suited to ?  i:\tn re-establishment (?)....  would be attended with great  evils."  1  Oh, d'-ar!.   Wo mnst  close   with  pologies to our readers   for  devot-  ing so. much   space   to   discussing  '':Tt is right and necessary that  all men should have work to ,do  which shall be worth clomp, and be  of itself pleasant to do: and which  sliould be done under .such conditions as would make it neither over  wearisome lior over anxious.."  Contemplate the day, gentle read  er, when digging a drain with the  thermometer at 90 -in the shade  will be "of itself pleasant to do." It  niay_be.(for us) when the other  fellow is digging. Yet, work such  such as this- must be done, and  someone must do it.  Long years a.50  it  was   written:  '���������'Whatsoever   thy hand findcth   to  do, do it with thy  might."     There  is no condition in this as to whether the work, of itself, be pleasant or  not.    It is a duty to perform  each  task   that   falls     to  our   lot    as  well as possible.    If that   task   be  congenial, so much the easier  it  is  to do;  if  otherwise,   we   are   still  hound to do, it.     There is too great  a tendency on the  part of many to  throw their burden on other shoulders.    If all men, including the theorists who regale us daily with visions of the glorious possibilities  of  tiie future, would   only preach and  practise tlie simple  rule   we   have  above   quoted,   this   world   would  soon see'something very'near   the  millenium.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.���������At the Comber-  l.yxd: E. Fred Easthops, Nanaimo; H.  Mara, JSTanaimo. No arrivals at Union  Hotel.    Rooms all taken since last weeK.  For Sale or - Rent my property on  Dunsmuir Ave..���������H. J. Theobald.  Thero was no session of ihe County  Court Thursday as Judge Harrison did not  come up. Tho registrar not having been  notified in the matter, it is not know what  date-the session will be held,  . Praise is cheap down in Nanaimo, A  'gentleman in that town offered to allow the  Municipal Council to haul all the rocks  they wauted ofT his faim "free of charge."  Fo-thwilh, the Review says, tho clerk "wan  instructed to thar.k Mr. for   his  goner.  009 offer! " - '   7  FOR SALE. ���������101 acres of land, near  Courtenay.    At p y at this olfice.  Two epicures in our town hired a counle  of boys this week to procure some frojrs at  10c each (for the boys, not the frogn). Having received instructions a3 to how they  should catch the dainty songsters of the  swamp, tho boys 'set out'. Their efforts  were most successful, (as regards quantity  at any rate,) for they returned in the even-  iug laden with a' bucketful of���������toads.  Said toads are still in the market.  \  Opei^ at tlie, gig Store TWs Week  Hats.  Caps,  o  Prints,  Capes,  Guilts,. Sailors,  Satins,   ' Blouses,  Linens, Muslins,  - Towels, Chailies,  Seersuckers, -    Ginghams,  Toilet   Covers,    Dress   Goods, White Wear,]  mwiMi-nii'intr-  Ottawa Nf:ws~ Letter.  [Prom Our   Own Correspondent.]  Tliese Bonds are all Sew, Stylish, Pretty, am  last, Mtnot least, CHEAP. ; .  :'.6-  If the   authorities responsible do  not want to get in for  damages   to  the extent perhaps'of thousands, as  South Vancouver was mulcted for in  a similar case   four    years   ago, it  would be advisable to see that  the  trees which have been   undermined  in digging for gravel   this   side   of  the long bridge be cut down.   Some  of them, from 60 to - 70   feet   high,  arc    supported    only   by    a   few  feet of crumbling earth and a  very  little breeze would suflice to throw  them down.    As long  as  they   remain standing they are a source of  clanger to the lives of the many travellers over Courtenay rood.  The Easter number of the Canadian Magazine is an excellent one.  Every loyal Canadian ought to sub  scribe for this patriotic publication  The aim of the Canadian' is most  praiseworthy, and it certainl}*- deserves encouragement.  & I OHAL    BRIEFS. $  IX  Mr, P. Dunne returned Wednesday.  Mr._Eas*-,hopo, photographer, is.up from  Nanaimo in place-of Mr. Finloy.  Capt. and Mrs. Freeman -were passengers  down on the Thistle Friday morning.  English as ami's wkotk.���������"Little things  pleases lictle minds."     Nanaimo Review.  ���������Two furnished rooms (o lut, or furniture for sale.    Enquire at News Oiwicjs.  WANTED ���������Apprentice to learn trade,  and girl to work at Tailoring. Apply at  I'. Ducne's.  Mr. -3no. Comb and funily have moved  to their ranch in Washing'cfn. They will  return to Cumberland in a tew months.  The Christian Endeavor of the Presbyterian Church gave a mast onj'-yable social  l-.'.Bi Thursday evening.  FOR SALE.���������Valuable property in  Cumberland. For further information apply to News Orr.ccs.  Tho water is all out of Nor 6 Shift.  Timbering will probably bo completed by  Sundry, when the ivark of sinking wil  likoly b'j couti.nu.ad.  Ottawa, 27'ni, March.���������The debate  on the address in replv tQ���������. the Speech  from the Throne, which was "commenced  on Monday ��������� list ('^o), was continued  throughout the week.  The attack wes'lead   on   Monday  by  Sir Charles Tupper, Lthe Grand Old Leader of the    Conservative   party,   who  fer  four  hours  and a half kept   a  crowded  house and packed  galleries   in close  at  ten tion.   The effort was one of tlie, greatest of his life, and his extraordinary force  and vigor was the cause of admiration by  both supporters and opponents, and I am  glad to be able to say that   of the   tumultuous-applause with which the conclusion  of his   speech was greeted,   not   a, little  cfime ^rom   the   government    benches.  Sir   Charles   made a most   careful  and  elaborate review nf the  conduct   of-the  govern ment since it ent-ered upon   office,  and   challenged   Sir  Wilfrid  Laurier   to  muster ud courage  enough   to   appeal to  the people on his 'SO-ca!lec   ."reform"  of  the Senate, which was in   reality .1 coven  attack on that body which   was intended  to degrade it and destroy its   usefulness.  On this point Sir Charles was very effective, 'recalling'.-with   great   accuracy the  events which led to Confederation, showing the reason why Hon. George  Brown  and other   Liberal leaders   insisted   on a  Federal instead of a Legislative   union of  the provinces, pointing out that  the Senate was the keystone ol the   structure  of  Confederation,   tha  safeguard   and   protection of.Quebec and the  smeller   provinces   against the   preponderalive   influence of Ontario, and declaring thit if the  equilibrium of the   three   great  divisions  of the Dominion,   Ontario, Quebec,  and  the   Maritime   provinces   had  not  been  provided   for by   giving-  each   an equal  number of representatives in the   second  chamber, ("4  for each   division)   without  respect     to ��������� population,     Confederation  could not have been accomplished.   This  equilibrium it was pioposed   to over-ride  by   making  the   vote of   the  Commons  nulify   that of  the   Senate,   and   taking  away from that body the   power   to  protect the   smaller  and   weaker  provinces  from the en roach men ts   of   the   Central  Government.    His ��������� criticism   of the  so-  called   "p;eterential"   tariff,   which   gives  no appreciable preference,   was keen and  incisive;   and   his   arraignment     of   the  government for  its   duplicity   in   dealing  with the prohibitionists, was forceful and  convincing; while he mercilessly exposed  the absurdity of the Washington negotiations in the face of the government having given away for   nothing   in   advance  everything   which it might .have had   to  offer to the  Americans   in   exchange  fur  t-oncessi&ns to be made by them.    Never  was tbe   "Warhorse of  Cumberland" in  better form mentally and physically; and  and your correspondent   could not  help  thinking as he met Sir   Charles   after his  great effort, found him   Jresh, jaunty and  entirely   unfatigued,    that   those   of   his  opponents   who   are    counting     on   Sir  Charles' age as a drawback to his leadership of  the   Conservative   party   are deceiving themselves and   not   taking   into  account his enormous vitality.  You can not afford to pay old prices for old!  goods when you can get new goods such as wej  are showing at the very-low prices they anj  marked.  Sessional Dinners.���������Several of the  usual dinners have been given by the  Speakers of the two Houses, and some  of the Ministeis during the week; but by  far the most notable gathering of the kind  were the two dinners given   on   Tuesday  and Thursday  evenings  by Sir  Charles  Tupper, in the Rideau Club, at which he  entertained all.the Conservative Senators  and'Members   of  Parliament  who could  possiblv-atrend.   At   thecsecond  dinner  Sir McKenzie Bowell occupied  the   seat  of honor on the .host's   right  hand.    Although there were no set   speeches,   Sir  Charles Tapper, in   returning thanks Oto  the toast of his  health, took occasion  to  propose   the   health < of    Sir  McKenzie  Bowell, who replied   in   a   very   feeling  mannei, touching on the life-king friendship    which    had   existed    between   Sir  Charles and   himself,    and   assuring  his  hearers that there was not a mort hearty  or sincere supporter of Sir' Charles  Tupper, than he was.  The Senate.���������The debate oh the  Address was commenced 011 Monday and  concluded on Thursday when it was carried without amendment or division, and  on the following day the Senate adjouin-  ,ed over the Easter Holidays until Tuesday, 11 th April. The debate was participated in by Sir Mackenzie Bowell,  Senators Miller, Ferguson, Mills, Scott  and others, and while there was less of  pirty feeling in the discussion than was  noticable in the Commons, there was  quae as much ability displayed, and as  thorough an appreciation evinced of the  trend of public opinion, as was shown in  the House.  Wilt.There Be Dissolution?���������As  the   session   advances    the   impression  grows   that    the   government   is   laying  down its' lines so that it may be in a position to   spring a general election   on the  country this autumn, or early next winter,  if it finds   that it would be advantageous  to do so.    Mr. Alex.   Smith, general   organizer for  Ontario, has   been here  and  met the members from that province in a  private caucus, at   which, it   is   said,   a  series of resolutions were passed formula-  t'ng certain   things   which  the Ontario  members require the  government should  do.   The   Maritime    Province   members  have also    met and   "resolved"   and   the  different little parlies which make up the  Laurier Administration     are  understood  to be preparing their  campaign program  in anticipation of a fight   in the  immediate future.   The reason  for this   premature dissolution   is not  far to  seek,   and  may be found in fear  of the prohibitionists whom Sir Wilfrid Laurier is no longer able to fool    with   his.   "sunny   ways."  The program   is said   to be to force   the  "Gerrymander1'   till   through  the   Com  mons, get it thrown out  by the   Senate,  and then appea1 to the country "as against  the   Senate,   before   the  prohibitionists  have time   tc   organize   the third   pai Ly  of whice they are   speaking.     The   Con  servatives are by no means  blind   to thi  game which is being   prepared  for,  arf  are putting their house in   order with t"  utmust dispatch. ��������� Mtv D.ilby, the orgahj  zer   for   Quebec   and    Mr.    Baker,  tl  onUn'zer for Ontario, 'were both   presei  at the Conservative caucus and   reporte]  that they were meeting with most   gra'  fying success in their   respective   provi;)  ces.   The Conservatives  may  require  little   more  time   than   their  opponenj  who are well organized;  but   Mr.   Rufj  Pope, in the course of his   speech on '  address on Friday night gave notice til  the   Opposition    would   not   be   caugl  napp.ng, but was  prepared   to   fight  t|  whole summer, if necessary,   against tl  "Gerrymander" bill,   until the   Conserv  tive party was thoroughly  organized ai  ready Lr a general election.  J.   A.   G.  To Foresters  NOTICE.   The  gnlar     month!  meeting  of  Col  Domino    3518,  the    Indepesdb]  Orw.r of   Foresters,    will    tal  place next   Tlmrsday   night   Ayj  13th.  R. S. Cuminings, Recording Sj  NOTICE.  All who signed,    aa   willing   to   Btarl  Musical   Club, arc   reqoe3ted   to meet  morrow afternoon   (Sunday) at  2 o'clocfl  tho Band Hall.    Others wishing to  join I  requested to"be present.  D W. RIOHA.RUJ  JOHN KE\iP, '  C. C. SEGRAVE. j  PRIZE OFFER.  In order to give those who*  time during the Easter Holil  an opportunity to compete fol  $5.00 in gold offered by The  for the best essay on the Du  Wellington, we have decided t  tend the time for handing in e!  to April 25th. .  NOTICE  Any person or persons destro-,1  withholding the kegs and barrels  Union Brewery Company Ltd of  mo, will be prosecuted. A liberal 1  will be paid  for  information  lead  conviction.  W.  E. Norris,

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