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 /..- -/  y  *%^<nK' ^* y  r  /'^^^'"l.^/���������  ^  2  i*  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B.    C.    TUESDAY,    AUG. 14,   1900.  Flour  Feed  ��������� ��������� ��������� /"*.   1   ��������� ��������� ���������  irnop Lefser's  CPMBERtfANP; B- C. ."���������  ���������ESS S_i'S8^,w.rt=_-S_3i-^^  iff;.   -���������   !  ��������� ' '        -     -     -      ������  NichoHes-  enou:  :       ,61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B.' C,  HARDWARE^ MILL AND   MINING -MACHINERY,  ,f 'AN^ARMING  ?������_*_> 'DAIRYING 'IMPLEMENTS  ,6F'*-A'IiI.:Ki*iMlW>  1 ^-j3' *."���������  '**V>r^  I, -Agents' for McCormick Harvesting-Machinery.,   .t . , v>- v'  , '-j^, .<  '' " M' -'Write)or pjick and par,ticu^r|, \IV 0; Dra^-er>563r   ���������*'-   -;    ^  t," *  S3S@g2g.~- ^d&^e^^S^e!^^ e-������e^-*-i5*2'5*3S'������^ *f^  iy  - MATTINGS =  A Large Shipment just arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15! 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English Linoleum    -  -  -  .5/9 any 12   feet wide from   50c. per square yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per s-quare  yard.    Our range' of Qarpets and' Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  Weiler Bros.  VICTORIA, B-    c-  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  o      f          *  London, Aug.' 11.--According to  Lorenzo Marquese correspondent,  Kruger in the. course, of an inter-  view last Wednesday, said the report that he intended to. surrender  was without foundation. He declared tbe war would "last a long  time yet. Boer bulletin announces  a big battle between Lvnburg and  Middleburg in which British had  500 killed and wounded. .   .  Boer- reports' via Lorenzo Marquese lately have proved to be of  little credita'nce. The Pretoria plot  is the   theme   of . many editorials  *������������������- '  this morning and papers decry the  idea of treating the Boers too lien-  iently. War office to:day received  following from1 Lord Roboit_: Pretoria, Aug.' 10.'���������Johannesburg reports a patrol f.ibm ihe'water works  war; attacked  Aug.   7.    Buller   oc-  1 -��������� <   ''  . *i ���������  ���������cupied Amespoort r>the;^evening  of  Aug1 7.   "The'enemy reci/ed  before  his force about 6 miles-before.. Am-  e.-poort  was ' reached. *\ Casualties  , were 20 wounded.    Buller was on  hoi.th bank of Reitzburgi Aug.' 9 on  his way to Erm4.. * '  Bundle arrested at Hamsmith  Commander Mails, three field   cor'-������  "nets and ,80 arm id Boei-sand a British subject of N.ital named Maris,"  a Boer tpy. Hunter }ivporis that  130 Boors with upwards of a million'rounos of ammunition, surrendered Aug. 8ih.   ,Kitc'nenureng.igid  - Debit's rear gua'.d. yesterday   near,  Lindeouo within   hearing " of   Me'-~'  " hueri'.-x films 6   miles Ynorth    w������s'.#  It i- said, that  Gen'.���������;->\Iethuen   h;o-  arrested Geu^Dewittl^jaaarch. -.All  u -  ��������� ,' -       *��������� v    '      - vT    t        i a , c  tfn-"Bbvi s iu"tne "field' credit1 ^rflrhor  cirulated   by   th'ir" leaders   tna:  Lord Robi-rts   is   <!Vii������g.    Roberts.������������������  i 10wever, is,now in'- ex client heal'J)  and is di^playin^ wonderful eneig'ys"  ���������md.ridt'S lung di&tancus dailyi-* "  London, Aug 11.���������The morning  papers express satisfaction at latest  developments in China. The average comment is that China is now  genuinely buing for p*.-ac_ through  Li Hung Chang.  Chee Foo, Aug. 13.���������A d������ spatch  says that the Russian artillery  opened fire on American troops by  mistake at Yang Tse Ts-un and before the mistake was discovered  many American soldiers had ' been  killed and wounded by Russi.m  shells. Part of the casualties of U.  S.-;infantry,was the result of Russian fire. As Chinese fled,.the regiment entered and occupied one of  the Chine.*-e positions. A Russian  battery some distance away.did not  notice their movement and opened  fire on the position and pi an led  shells among the American troops.  Russians weie quickly not-fled and  ceased firing. Americans captured  three Chinese works. American  casualties nil.  to   northern   B. C.  day, en   route  ports.  Mrs. McKnight and family returned to Cumberland Saturday,  after spending a few' weeks' outing  at the Bay.  Mrs. Anderson and family of  Cumberland are spending a few  weeks at the Neison House, enjoy-  sng the fine boating and bathing to  be had at the Bay.  On Wednesday evening last there  ���������was a dance given at the Nelson  House in honor ot the crew of the  S. b. Hero. Most of the youth and  beauty of the Bay attended and a  t-plendid time was enjoyed, dancing  being kept up till well on in the  email hours.   : o^:   Old Lady���������"Where is your  mother Johnnie?" 'Out .playing  golf." "And you aunt?" "Sue is  out on'her bike." "And yourjsis-'  ,ter Annie?" ''She has gone to the  gymnasium." "And your sister  Nellie?" "She has gone to- make  a speech in the Woman's Equal  Rights Convention/r /"Well, then,  I'll see your father please." "He  can't come dawn how, he's upstairs  giving the baby a ba������.h."  FOR THIRTY BAYS  of Dry Goods, Shoes,  Ladies' Shirtwaists   Cotton Vests, Sailor Hats, etc.  UNION WHARF NOTES.  Mens', Boys' aniYouths' Clothing at   bargain- prices.     Mens'  Summer ;Underwear.      These    goods   must   all   be  closed out to make room for fall stock now en route.  yor 30 Days ()i]ly.  at G. J. MOORES,  J_B������    *w-*  S. S. Hero cleared for Dutch  Harbor, Alaska, Wednesday night,  with 6,000' tons of coal.  The str. New England called in  for bunker coal Thursday evening.  She'is'making the 'first "trip to the  halibut grounds'this season. It is  said there is a scarcity of halibut in  the New York market, hence the  early start this season.-  Str. T*es called in for bunker  coal on the way down from Sk*������g-  way. She had o fair passenger h>t  and about $250,000 in gold.  Str. Cutch passed down on Thurs-  daw with seventy passengers, mostly  returning Klondikers.  St.". Alpha, Capt. Cowper in com  mand, took on bunker cpal   Safur- '1 land  ,   Last Thursday was a.day of days'  to some of us ' Vnionites   down   at  Union Wharf.     Some   went1 down  by train  to   wish  ,our "old friend  S.indy Walker   God speed   to   the  'Lindo'Cakts.      Others   went for  fun.      Others   (among.-them  our  '"steamboat editor),to take notes and  s;e   tl.eir/'guid'   wives   and  wears,  safely off for ihei' vac/itions. About  the "time -'the   train   was  ready'to"  ,atari b-^ck ior\Union', Mr. Jim/Alcj,  L'-an (bad luk,td him) decoyed  a-  lin of us on board '.he"City,"where,  -.������hat   with    worring   S.mdy, and5  1  di-inki-'g ice water (?) time passed  so phasantly ihat no one noticed  that the boat had pulled out for  t le coal wharf. Now said coal  wharf is a short way by water from  the steamer dock, but a bla_ing  long way lound by land. The  consequence -being, that long before  we could land and get around, Mr.  Jim had pulled his freight for town,  leaving us down there, and taking  Big Dave's good lady away, while  he staid down and had some mire  ice water. The good lady was convince*- that Dave was away to the  Old Country,-and the new?paier  man with him, and we have been  told she was very much disgusted  when Dave turned up next day.  How we all got home I do not know  but we, ourselves, had to ride'the  br.ke beam next morning. We  ..will all enter suits against the Co.y  for unlawful detention���������and for  serving bad ice waier. Now that  we arcback, we may as we'd tell  our friends that had Geo. Clinton  and Dick Short been on the train  hat day there was a plot afoot 10  shanghai them and all. go to Nanaimo.  Speaking of Mr..Walker".leaving,  we cannot close without sayin-j:  farewell, and expressing our sorrow at loosing him and his estimable wife and family, in saying  which we voice the sentiments of a  host of friends to whom they have  made themselves liked and respected  during their long stay in Union.  May they have a pleasant voyage  and all prosperity   in  Auld   Scot-  LOCAL ITEMS.  ���������It is rumored that the str������  Thistle wil be taken- over by thej  C. P. N. Co. shortly,  Three hundred feet of Red Crps������  rubber hose arriveel   for   the*   Fire?  *___    - j   .^  Department* last Thu-rsday.-  School opened Monday. ^fisat  Cameron, of Nanaimo-, takes junior'  class. Miss'Willemar and Mis* Mil-  ligan being promoted to higher"  classes by vacancy caused by resig?  nation of Miss Webster.'  Mrs. L C. McDonald wishes ] to������  convey to the variqus societies, of  which her late husband wa������ a -aieak-*  ber, the assurance of her apjffrec^  .tion of the kindness and sympmithy'  expressed in the letters of G^do-"  lence received from (hem, *nd fjjja  to Iter friends in general ter the'  fellow-feeling and' practical' kis^l" '  ness so generally manifested.,   ���������     i  ������������������  A French naturalist' asserts tj-sit-'  if the world shoald beeoi_^ b*rdl������ hs*  tnan could not inhabit starter niner >  years, in spite of all the* sprays a������)d  poisons that could b������ ma|������ufactiu|^ '  for the destruction of the3 inse^r  The insects and slugs would simp'y  eat'up all the   orchard's' Wd  crop  during   that   period.���������Coast '< _^a- '  man's Journal,   , - '  4  ''1  i  %\  Ml  '!>'   \  m  ''���������*���������  * - >',CM  ���������- VV.]  -ill  -n  I���������11  PEBSONAt.  ������^���������  - =V'r*ii  Mrs. J. B.   McLean   it������d!;ftii������i!y  returned Thursday from* a'rVisit ta������  the Mainland. ���������<  ,i3,>,'  ������ saonth's  Mrs. McKnight an'd;,f-tmiljr came  home   Saturday i after'/'1  >campirrg"at union BayT  Mrs.   Dowdall    returnedriioni-a^  Saturday, after ar ten  week*-*1; visit- -  to Victoria;, ���������   . -       .  Mr. F. D. Little, general superintendent of the Wellington C__lieriea  came up SaUuday. ( He joined Mrs.  Little and family in camp a.t Gart"  ley's. ]  Miss Tottie Williams is spending  a few days with her sister, Mr.--  ,Kilpatrick. 'Mrs. Williams- aL<^  her daughters and Mrs. Flank Wii- ���������  liams will shortly go up to live at  Dawson, where Mr. .Williams-- and  his son now are.    .  ' _ O���������T   Magistrate���������"Can't you and your  husband live together without fight*  ing?"  Complaintant���������"No, your Honor,  not happily."   .  '���������vol  ���������. '  '.   :  CITY  OF NANAIMO���������SCHEDULE,  Leaves Victoria Monday, Aug-  13th, 7 a.m. for Nanaiino, calling  at Fulford, Ganges and Fernwood.  Leaves Nanaimo*Tuesday, 7 a.m.  for Comox, calling at Big and Little-  Qualicum, Hornby and Denman  Islands, and Union Wharf,  Leaves Comox Wednesday, 5 a*  m for Victoria, calling at Union  Wharf, Denman and Hornby/ Big  and Little Qualicum, Nanaimo,  The'tes Island/Vesuvius and   Bur-  goyne.  Leaves Victoria Thursday,   10 a-  m. for Nanaimo,   calling   at   Bur-  goyne, Vesuvius, Thetes Island and  Ladysmith.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 7 a. m_  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves? Comox and Union \V ha if  Friday, 2 pm. for Nanaimp   direi t.  Leaves Nanaimo Saturday, _ ���������_<  m. for Victoria calling at Fernwood  Ganges and Fulford,  i ���������-j*; :!.W*r_?iiL:.-.yrfi .���������*:'.���������"������_.  ��������� tMl_>^jai4M->iB������-*>M-tU4d<.*t4----,i  A FAREWELL.  4 '  I  Goodby; nay, do not grieve .that it la over���������       The perfect hour;  That the winged J03', sweet honey loving 'rover.  Flits from the flower. .  Grieve not; it is the law.   Love will be flying���������  * Yea, love and all.  Glad was the living, blessed be the dying!  .Let the leave f"U.  ���������Harriet Monroe in Century  ���������*> '���������' <  ' | Tfianfe to Xenopfioh. j  v ^-���������-������������������[g;^..������~������.     . *J  X  Being a Story, of a Greek Tutor, a . <  ^ Small Boy and.a Pretty  _> Sister.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ii *���������-���������������*���������������������������  BY HOWARD MARCUS STRONG.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������*������*���������'>���������-������-������  By reason of a stupid blunder ou the  part of tbe compilers of our curriculum  it became necessary to hurl the classical preps into tho midst of Xeno-  . phbh's Anabasis before they had <_������������������-  pletely mastered, the Greek alphabet.  Traveling a rougher road than did  Cyrus we inarched up with the 10.000  ���������hoplites and took part in the battle of  Ounaka: At this point an unexpected  examination developed our weakness  ���������in grammar and precipitated au inglorious retreat. An instructor of the  ' section, I naturally shared in the common ignominy, a fact which did not  lend to increase my amiability in' the  classroom.  Out of the 12-dolts intrusted to my  care "Inky" Allen was perhaps the  most obtuse, and upon him my wrath  descended with great frequency.  "Allen," 1 commanded one morning,  ' "bring me whatever that is you have  in your book. You are giving it more  attention than your lesson."  "It's nothing," he responded, removing the object from  the cover of his  Xenop-hon and  hiding  it beneath  his  seat  It took several minutes of insistence  ' and a dire threat of corporal punishment to separate the culprit from his  trpasure.     With   great   reluctance   he  finally deposited it upon' my desk.    It  was an artistic photograph of a young  . lady.    Several times during the recitation I withdrew my gaze from the picture,', only to find operations suspend-  .', ed and  the class  regarding me  with  looks' of ill concealed wonder.    1 told  inlcy that he, might remain after the  others had departed, as  I  had something to say to him.   He grinned cheer-  ���������  fully. .-     ������������������*"'���������'-"'  "Allen,"  I  began   sternly when  we  wero alone, "whose picture is this?"  "Ett's."  "Whose?"  "Henrietta Joyce Allen's���������my sister's."  "It will be necessary," I said firmly,  "for me to retain possession of this until there is a noticeable improvement  In your conduct.   You may go now."  Tho following day "Inky" grew very  much agitated while engaged in scrawling, the ramifications of a Greek verb  on the blackboard.    Catching my eye  :   upon  him, he jerked  his  head  at an  alarming rate and pointed energetically out of the window.    Fearing some  dire catastrophe, I hastened to his side.  "There  ,she    goes,"'   he    whispered  hoarsely,   "on   the  other   side   of  the  street.   Look quick."  It  was  the"! original  of the  photo-  ���������  graph, only far more sweet and dainty. When directly opposite she glanced  up at the window and, catching sight  of   "Inky,"   smiled   nnd    waved   her.'  hand.    An angle of the building prevented my seeing her after she had  picked her way across the crossing.  "It was her," Inky whispered. "It  wasEtt.   Ain'.t she a peach?"  As our quarterly literary exercises  drew near Inky set himself the task oi  committing a passage from the original-Greek.  "I want to do something extra," he  confided to me, "because they're all  coming, dad and Ett and the mater."  It is useless to deuy that I looked  forward to this event with a considerable amount of pleasure. Much time  was spent in furthering Inky's laudable ambition and in correcting his accent. I felt thankful, however, that  the odds were against any person be-  mcet Ingram's instructor, and I said���������I  do not remember- what. Ly den's presence annoyed me. I had hoped so much  of this first Interview.  Inky's performance was even worse  than I had anticipated. I think his  collar was partly to blame for the  weird sounding of his Unguals and the  startling aspiration of his vowels. Ly-  den laughed throughout the entire  duration of the agony. Every one  seemed relieved as it drew to a close. ���������  When the remaining exercises were  over. Inky started out to show his  friends the "lay" of the building. They  seemed particularly interested in rny  recitation room, at least I felt that  such was the case with Miss Allen.  As she moved to one of the windows  she chose to mention that once in passing she had glanced up and found  Inky and myself watching her with  painful interest.  Just as they were all filing out of tho  room I saw Inky deftly abstract his  sister's handkerchief and drop It on the  floor. Seeing me start to pick it up,  Inky shook- his head savagely. A moment later Miss Allen returned alone:  "I am always losing my handkerchief," sho said. "Brother thinks that  he saw one on the floor in your room."  I hastened to restore the missing article and doubtless blushed at my own  duplicity.  "We have heard so much of you,"  she continued. - "Ingram regales us  each evening with a veracious chronicle of your day's doings."  "Ett," broke in" the voice of Inky  from the doorway, "make him show  you what he has in the desk. Say,  that Lyden's a stiff. I'll get even with  him. He laughed all the time I was  reciting."  "It is true," said Miss Allen when  her brother had again disappeared.  "Mr. Lyden did laugh, and I don't  think it was a bit nice, do you?"  Of course I did not.  "But what was it Ingram wished me  to see?" she continued. "Did he say it  was in your desk? Flcase show it to  me at once. My curiosity is of the  kind that will not be bridled."  "I beg of you," I began, very much  embarrassed; "it is really nothing at  all." And ��������� in that" statement I was  merely quoting Inky's own,words.  "May I look?" she persisted, resting  one white hand on the old. battered  lid of the desk:   "I'm going to."  I was powerless. Her smile fairly  turned my head.  "I can refuse you nothing," I murmured.  The next moment she had the lid up  and was rummaging through an accumulation of books and papers. She  came,upon it suddenly.  "Oh," she cried, "where did j*ou get  it?"  I explained that I had taken it from  her brother and had unlawfully retained it in my possession. <   Unfortunately, she soon turned it over, and discov-  .ered the verses penciled on the back.  "That is very silly," she observed  severely, and then with a demure  smile, "But it is very clever."  Without looking up she replaced the  photograph in the desk and closed  down the lid.  After Mr. Lyden and the Aliens were  all clear of the building Inky came  rushing back to my room.  "What do you think of her?" he inquired eagerly.  "I never met a more agreeable young  lady," was mj* guarded reply.  "Of course you didn't," he said gleefully. "Ett's a hummer. You ought to  hear her plajT the piano and sing. And  she writes poetry, too, but I'm the.only one that knows it. Say, why don't  you go in and win?   I'll back you."  dence, I risked all and won. After no  Infinite elapse of time we saw Inky  emerge from a dim corner of the room.  "Ingram," said his sister, '.'was it  nice of you to try and overhear confidences?"  "Ett." Inky replied, "I couldn't stay  away. I was afraid he would flunk at  the last minute, and you don't know  now hard I've worked to have him distance Lyden."  I think I hugged him, much to his  disgust, and I know that his sister  added to his confusion by kissing him.  "Ingram." 1 said, "now tell mo the  truth. What first put the idea into  your head?"  "Well." he grinned, "I knew I'd never make the riilie in Greek unless  something dropped. I heard of a follow whose teacher graded him' awa  up because of his sister, and that's the  reason I worlsed off Ett's picture on  you. Then Lyden laughed at my Greek  declamation, aud I swore I'd wind up  his kite string.   That's all."  "And you cared nothing for me?" I  asked. ���������   ���������  "Oh, you'll pass!" he said.���������Philadelphia Press.  THEYBOTHST0ODPAT  AND BOTH FELT THEY HAD THE BETTER  OF THE  ARGUMENT.  A    Captain's    Stories  ������of    Stenmlioilt  Ilncliigr on die Miwslsadiuii.  When oi������e steamboat comes alongside  another on the Jtississippi each tries to  pass the other. That is an invariable rule  of the road. It is as much a rule on the  river as it is in driving. A man is out in  a light rig and has before him far "as he  can see a smooth', wide, unobstructed dirt  speedway. He has a good, fresh, spirited  horse that wants to go and needs muscle  to hold back.  Another outfit, under precisely the same  conditions, comes up alongside and tries  to whisk by. ��������� The man is not 'living who  will keep his pull on the lines and let the  other-.outfit throw the dust in his face.  He will gi.ve his horse its head, and there'  will be a race.  Neither driver will have started out  with the intention of racing. He may  have made lip his mind to eat dust sooner'  than race, but let the other rig whisk by  and he's after it ���������'hotfoot," as the saying  is*  It is the same way in steamboating.-  No pilot likes to take the wash and broken water of another boat, especially if  the other boat' is slower or more heavily  loaded. -    ,'  It is in the human blood, and no amount  of danger from overtaxed boilers, narrowness of channel, sand bars, shoals or  snags will" deter the fast boat from showing its heels- to the slower boat.  I have seen passengers in the olden  time, when everybody knew a good deal  about the river and its dangers, come up  to the captain of the boat they had taken  passage on and say to him solicitously:  "Now," captain, I want you to assure  me of one thing, that you are not going  to race. I've got my wife and children on  board, and I don't want to expose them to  needless danger."  "Of course we won't race," the captain  would answer, and he would mean,, it  when he said it. -_���������'   '  In a little while along would come a  slow, heavily loaded scowiof a boat and  try to pass us. The' captain. would get  busy and so would the pilot, the engineer  and the firemen.  And as the competing boat would shade  down to a small speck on the rear horizon the passenger who was so anxious to  keep his family out of needless danger  would come up from below, wiping a pair  of bruised and dirty hands and, inflating  his chest proudly, say to the captain,  "She never touched us."  That passenger had been down on the  boiler deck during tho race passing cord-  wood to the stokers to p*.:t under the boil-'  ers.  That's how it is with steamboat racing.  ���������St. Louis Republic.  But Unfortunately For Abner tlie  Crowd Voted That *_lsli Hiid. Made  tlie Stre>ng*er Point and Deserved to  Be  Made Jericho's   Constable.  [Copyright, 3900. by C. B.,Lewis.]  When the postofliee crowd  went home  t'other night,  Abner Jones staid  behind,  and as soon as we war alone and the door  locked he says.to me:- '    '  "Look hpre,  pap.    I've got sunthin on  my mind, and I want to talk with you."  "Measles  or   mumps   among  the   chil--  dren?" I asks.  "No; nuthin of that sort.     It's about  politics.     I'm   thinkin   about   runnin   fur'  constable or sunthin  or other next 'lection, but I don't see my way clear." ;  "What 'pears to be the troubfe?"  "Argymcnt,   pap���������argyment.     I've  bin  buyiu  and  shippin hogs  fur the last 20  years and hevn't paid no tenshuii to politics.    Mebbe you hev noticed  that I sit  here every night and don't.sknssly open  my head.    The rest of 'em go on about  *������������������  THE  MALLARME DOLL.  Louise  "Ingram,"   I   said   solemnly,   "these  ing present who could follow his  Greok declamation with anything like  an intelligent understanding.  The eventful day at last arrived, and  with it the Aliens. Inky was nervous  and half choked by the height of his:  collar, but he hastened to introduce me  to his father, a big. red faced man.  with a grip like a vise, and to bis  mother, an Impressive lady who gave  me two fingers and looked over my  head.  "Ett's coming, too." Inky informed  me, with a wink. "She hasn't got all  her fixings on yet."  A moment later Miss Allen entered  with Archibald Lyden. I am not an  expert on tho subject of feminine apparel, but I do know that she wore  something pink and fluffy that was  very becoming. Lyden I had known  as an honor man at college, and I  thought with uneasiness of Inky's  declamation.  Inky presented me to his sister and  volunteered the information that I was  "all right" and "a mighty square fellow."  She said that she was delighted to  matters are  entirely   too  serious and  sacred to be made light of."  Inky grinned and clacked his tongue  in his cheek.  "Say." he cried suddenly, "did any of  your people get cut up in the Revolution?"  "Several of them," I replied.  "Good enough!" he exclaimed.  "That's big casino with the mater!  Oh, I see Lyden's finish!"  A few days later Inky whispered to  me during class that I was soon to be  invited "up to the house'' and must on  no account fail to respond in person.  The invitation did arrive, aud I availed myself of the privilege.  Mr. Allen was jovial; the mater grew  deeply interested in my family tree;  Miss Allen treated me with great kindness; Inky could scarcely refrain from  standing on his bead. The presence of  Lyden as an old friend of the family  alone marred the pleasure of the evening.  I was not aware that during the succeeding days my treatment of Inky  grew any more lenient, yet it seems  that there was sufficient partiality displayed to excite, the envy of the other  students. This fact was deduced from  a conversation accidentally overheard.  In the words of the oracle, Inky would  continue to have a "cinch" while the  "prof" was "rushing" his sister.  "The money's seven to two in your  favor," Inky remarked one Friday afternoon as I was going home with him  after school, for such had become my  cuv.<.>txi. "Lyden isn't one, two, three.  He\s out of the race; left at the pole."  That particular afternoon was destined to become one of the happiest  periods in my life. Miss Allen was  alone and received me with outstretched   hands.     Inspired   by   Inky's  conii-  A     Reminiscence     by     Mrs.  Chandler Monlton.  During my first visit abroad I passed  the winter of 1877-S in Paris, and, as I  had a letter of introduction to M. Stephanie Mallarrne, Ave became close frends.  Besides being "poet of poets" and high  priest of the Symbolists, Mallarrne was  professor of English in a French university. His English was French English,  to be sure, but it answered the French  purpose.  He always spoke to me of myself in  the third person. I saw a great deal of  both him and his wife. I used to dine  in the flue de Rome on his famous Tuesdays and see the adoring throng of neophytes who'came in after dinner. And  often he and Mme. Mallarrne would ramble with me about; tlie fascinating streets  of . Paris. It was during these walks  that I first made the acquaintance of the  genuine French dolls���������the wonderful creations who can bow and courtesy and  say "papa" and "mamma" and are so  much better than human that they always do the tiling you desire and never  the thing you dislike.  At last the winter came to an end. I  was to cross the channel, and, full of  kindly regrets, M. Mallarnie came to see  me. . '  "We have wish," he said, "madam*  and I, to make her a gift, of farewell,  and we have thought to give her a doll;  she has so liked the dolls of Paris. Will  she come with us and choose it on the  morrow?"  Is everybody a fool sometimes. I wonder? At any rate I was one just then.  Instead of thinking what a treasure for.  the future would be a doll presented to  me by the leader'of the Symbolists a foolish fear came over me that to confess to  its ownership. would be to own myself  childish, to make myself ridiculous, and,  like the idiot I just then was, I said: "Oh,  no, please. They would laugh at me���������  those who saw it. Please let it be something else."  And the poet went away sadly and returned next day with a Japanese cabinet  ���������a beautiful cabinet���������for his "gift of  goodby." I have the cabinet still, but���������I  want my doll.���������"Poet Lore."  "THAT'S ;A .P'IXT,  EXOS."  tne Monroe doctrine, the gold standard,  free silver, free trade and all that, but I  can't mix in. . I've got to mix in to git  ollice. I want' to give up hogs aud go  into politics. Pap. you must help me  out." !   ���������:  "But I'm postmaster of Jericho," says  I, "and it's furbidden fur postmasters to  talk politics.. If' I'd lose this-job. of  mine at $20.50 a year, I don't know what  would become of me." ���������. \' '.  .- .���������..*���������,  "But  I'm askin it as a personal favor,  pap." he goes on.    "I'll swear on the-Bi-  blo never  to  tell.     I've  bin  a  friend  of  your'n,  and  now you've got to help me.-  What's the Monroe doctrine?"  "I wouldn't dast start in to tell you, as  I never studied up on it. What don't  concern tbe postotlice don't concern me,  you know."  "I see; but I thought you might at  least know who Monroe was. When I  hoar Lish Billings.- Zach Scott, Enos  Johnson and the rest of 'em tnlkin about  Monroe and his^lurned old doctrine as  glib as you please, it makes me b'ilin  mad. D'you know anything about free  trade,  pap?'-'  "Skassly.     Bein   busy   in   the   grocery  and   postofficc,. I   don't  go   into   outside  things verj' much."  "And what about protection?"  "Same  thing.     I   reckon   we  are  protected, but jist how I can't say."  "But I've -got to find out all about  those things, and how am I goin to do  it?" asks Abner. feel in sort of desperate.  "Why don't you go to Lish Billings?"  says I. "Lish is party well posted and  will help you out."  "But how kin I? Lish wants to run  fur constable hisself, and he'd throw  me down in a minit."  Abner  seemed   so  concerned and  anxious that I felt sorry fur him, and after  thinkin it over I says to him:  . "Look here, Abner.   You had a greatgrandfather?"  "I must hev had."  "And he fit and died at Bunker Hill,  didn't he?"  "He must hev. As nigh as I kin learn,  he was an old critter who Avas alius  around whar a row was goin on. and I'll  bet my boots he was at Bunker Hill. As  to his dyin thar I can't say."  "But you must say. You've got to put  it that he poured out his blood thar.  That's your holt.' Let free trade, protection and all the rest of it alone and  stand on your great-grandfather and his  dyin at Bunker Hill. That'll hit the  crowd."  "Say. pap." says Abner as he rises up  Avith a new cider smile on his face,  "you've struck it. I see my way clear,  and the minit I'm Mected. constable I'll  bring my influence to bear Ayith the guv-  ernment to boost your salary. Keep  mum, pap. I'll be around tomorrer night  to surprise the crowd."  The next day it got around tOAvn that  Abner Jones Avas goin out of hogs and  goin into politics, and thar Avas a good  deal of talk. Some folks argyed that because he'd done fairly avoII in hogs he'd  git along all right as a politician, but  Deacon Spooner was one of the doubtful  ones.  "It don't foller," says he, "and you  can't make it foller, and unless Abner  has got a platform above hogs he'll never arouse the enthusiasm of Jericho."  The next evenin brung its crowd to the  postoffice, and I was glad to see that Ab-  ner's face A\*ore a smile of confidence. It  was ginerally understood that he and  Lish Billings wanted the same office, and  it Avas felt that this evenin would decide  things. Thar was some scatterin talk  about Mark Hanna, the Boer war and  the price of calfskins, and then Enos  Johnson speaks up and says:  "I think I'm right in sayin that the patriots assembled here this evenin hev the  best interests of these United States at  heart. I think I am, but I'm willin to  stand corrected."  "Enos, you're dead right and hev made  a strong p'int," says Deacon Spooner,as ,  he whacks his cane ag'in a cracker bar'l.  '���������"And. hevin the best interests of the  United States-at heart," continues Enos,  "it behooves us to, go a leetle slow about  our next constable and see that he is a  .fittin representative of the great and 'glorious principles which hev made America  n shinin example before the, world.' On .  behalf of my fellow patriots of Jericho  I asks Abner Jones whar he stands on  the question of free trade. .He needn't  fall over hisself in his hurry to answer,  hut when it comes we want it plain."  "I ain't standin on that question 'tall,"  ansAvers Abner after a minit'.  "We'd ruther you'd be on one side or  t'other." continues Enos. "but mebbe  that AA'pn't make,so much difference. I've  understood that-1 Thomas Jefferson never  could make up his mind as botAveen  pumpkin pies and strawberiy shortcake,  and so we Avon't press you. Hoav about  trusts. Abner? That's one of the issues  of the campaign, and Ave want to know  hoAvyou stand."  "Same as .on free trade," replies Abner  ���������"neither fur nor ag'iu 'em."  "But you've got to be one way or  t'other, same as a man who sees a dogfight." .  "That's a p'int, Enos���������a'strong p'int,"  says the deacon as ho hits the stovepipe  Avith his cane. "Nobody ever sees a dogfight without takin sides."  "But I ain't' standin," protests Abner, '  not a bit put out at the looks of surprise r  around him.  "Mebbe avc might dodge around that, ,  too," says Enos, "but avo'vo sartainly  got to know Avhar you stand on the silver  question. It's Avhat they terms of vital  interest���������that is the vitals of tho United'-  States are at stake���������and you can't do ho  foolinwhen that's the case. Jericho,rises  up on her hind legs.- Abner, and asks  whar you stand. It may be that the fate  of a nation depends upon .your answer."  "I ain't 'standin," replies Abner as cool -* ���������  as can bo.  ��������� "But hain't you got no guidin principles, no party platform? Hain't you fur  sunthin or ag'in sunthin?"  "Yes,- I'm fur sunthin.    I'm standin pat  on my great-grandfather."  "But that's no p'int.'" shouts the dea- '  ���������con. .."Why,  by jingo,  if George Wash-0  ington had s,tood pat on his great-grandfather he'd'.'never hev bin heard of!"  "And   what about your great-grandfather?" asks'Enos in a keerful Avay.  "He died at Bunker Hill," says Abner.  "Yes.  sir, he poured out his blood right  then and th'ar that we might be free and  America might be what she is,  and I'm'    '  standin pat on his record."  "Then  it's  a  p'int!"  yells   the  deacon  as he tanks on the floor with his cr.ne.  "It surely  is a p'int.'.    By jingo, Abner,,  you kin go before thc patriots of Jericho  on that record and win CA'ery time!"  Thar  Avas' a  good  deal  of enthusiasm l  around, and it looked as if the case was   ���������'  settled fur good aud all when Enos motions fur silence and says:  . "We've got to hear from Lish Billings  yet.    He's bin chawin dried  apples and  sayin nuthin, but we'd like to hear from -,."  him.*-- Will he tell this assemblage whar '  he stands?"  ..."I'm also standin pat," "says Lish after  awhile.  "Standin pat on what?"  "On my gi*eflt-grandfather."  -    "And what did he do?"  "Fit and poured out his lifeblood same  .as Abner's."  "Was it at Bunker'Hill?"  "No'ap; it: was1 at Lexington, and, as  Lexington was fit on the 18th of April  and Bunker Hill on the 17th of June, I -  am jist two months ahead on the life-  blood bigness and asks this croAA'd of patriots to stand by me."  "It's a p'int!" yells the deacon as he  waves his cane around and' knocks off  three or four hats. "It's a p'int and a  strong p'int. and. by jingo, if Lish Billings ain't our'next constable!"  I felt sorry fur Abner���������I know he lays  it up ag'in jne. But Iioav could I tell that  Lish Billings would also stand pat and  beat him by tAvo months?  M. Quad.  A Victim of the Elements.  Seeing a young' negro limping along,  supported by a crutch, a traveler at a  railroad station said to the aged hotel  porter: c  "That fellow seems to be in a bad way.  Rheumatism, I presume?"  "No, suh," was the reply. "Hit wu_  lightnin, suh���������he wuz struck by lightnin,  en his lef leg wuz unj'inted fum de knee  down!"���������Atlanta Constitution.  Made Sfo Distinction.  Stranger���������He was' a teacher of the  violin? And you _*���������ng him for stealing  a horse?   *      '  Leader of Regulators���������That's 'right,  boss.  Stranger���������What did you do with his  violin?  Leader of Regulator's���������Well, we strung  that up too.���������Chicago Tribune..  The Reason  Wn_ Good.  A woman who had ignored a subpoena  to appear as a Avitness in a case tried in  Westmoreland. Kan.. Ava's brought before  the court by the sheriff to answer for  contempt.  "What reason, madam," said the judge  severely, "have you for not obeying tb<������  summons of the court?"  "I hain't got none. Mr. Judge," she replied, "only AA*e have smallpox doAvn at  our house, an I thought you might be  kinder sorter prejudiced ag'in it."  Court was instantly adjourned, and the  judge, sheriff and onlookers stampeded  for the outside.   Do Not  PayCash.^  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT.  If you have payments less than $80 to  make at any Dominion Lands Office send us  the amount, less 20 per cent., and we will  make the i>ayn_ei}t and return tho Land  Office receipt to you. Write for prices for  large payments.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, Winnipeg Itf-M^SBIOT.jAf!1^^  I'  V  o  4  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. .B.C.  Glue All Around You.  "Glue greets you in your cradle and  bids, you adieu in your coffin," remarked  a dealer in the article./ '."I don't suppose  a tenth of the people stop to think Iioav  variously glue serves them. It's in, their  iiats- and shoes, their.-carpets and furniture; their pencils, paper,*- pastry, confectionery and medicine, on their Avails,  in the stiffening of their' apparel and  practically in or ou some dozen'or������ more  articles with which they have daily dealings. Sixty million pounds of it are,used/  at,year, the cheapest at 9 cents and the  dearest, which is used in pharmacy and  the confectionery trade, about 00 cents.  ���������  "In the industries it is used almost universalis*. Alcohol, turpentine and coal  oil barrels have to be sized Avith it,' and  wo6den boxes for merchandise made of  small pieces are joined with it, while of  course it is used throughout the, furniture trade. Only newspaper printing paper is made'without some glue, and any  paper lhat is to be written on with ink  or present a smooth finish has to be,  treated with" it at some stage in the manufacture."���������Ncav Orleans Times-Democrat."  GUNS  BICYCLES  REVOLVERS  Baseball, Football, Tennis, Golph, Cricket,  Fishing Tackle, Ammunition, and all other  lines including light hardware, we carry in  stock, and our prices are very low.  We also do gun repairing good and cheap.  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Johnny���������-Paw, what is eccentricity?  Paw���������Eccentricity, my sou, is what  a man displays when he is very  wealthy and wears clothes that would  bo; called -disreputable if he were poor.  ��������� P.alrunoff Ann-rii-an.  The great lung healer is found in that  excellent medicine sold'as Bickle's Anti-  Cotsumptive Syrup. It soothes and  diminishes the sensibility of toe membrane of the throat and air' passages, and  is a sovereign remedy for ally coughs,  colds, hoarseness, pain or"soreness in the  chest,,bronchitis, etc. It has cured many  when supposes to be far advanced in consumption. ������  MILD IN THEIR ACTION.���������Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills are very mild in their action.  They do hot cause griping in^the stomach or  cause disturbances there as so many pills do.  Therefore, the most delicate can take them  without fear of unpleasant results. They  can, too, be .administered to children Avithout  imposing the penalties which follow the use  of pills not so carefully prepared.  Tlie Acme of Thrift.  "Pynchem has always struck me as  an unusually thrifty, economical soul."  "'ltather. He can ,find moro meat on  one mutton chop than anybody else can  find ou two."���������Chicago Tribune.  An Essential In Music. ���������  Tommy���������I say, Jimmy, wot is classical music?  Jimmy���������It's the kind you can't understand unless you wear long hair.���������  Pearson's Weekly.  THEY A RE A POWERFUL NERVINE.���������Dyspepsia' causes 'derangement of  the ner-rous system, and nervous debility  onoe engendered is difficult to deal with.  There are many testimonials as to the  efficacy of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills in  treating this.disorder, showing that they  never fail to produce good results. By  giving proper tone to the digestive organs  they restore equilibrium to the nerve  centres.  FuNtidious.  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ECLEC-  TJLiKJ OIL���������do not, so lar as known, exist,. -T* p'lest.iiupi'iy is'positive and.con-  ouii-enr/ thuc tne article relieves physical  pairi, on res lameness, checks a cough, is  an excellent remedy for pains and rheu-  latic complaints, and ic has no nauseat-  or other unpleasant effect when taken  internally.  fna.1  na  A Diplomatic  Memory,  "The Duke d'Arcos politely remarks  that he has already forgotten that Chicago invited him for Dewey day."  "A little later on he may be expected  to courteously state that he quite forgot to go."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  There never was, and never Avill be, a universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������thc very nature of many  curatives being such that Avere the germs of  , other and differently seated  diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what Avould  relieve one ill in turn Avould  aggravate the  other.   We haA*e, however, in Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems   are  led    into  convalescence   and  strength by the influence which Quinine.ex-  erts on nature's own restoratives.   It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with Avhom a  chronic state of  morbid despondency and  lack of interest in life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life to  the ��������� digestive   organs, which   naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite.   Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the   opinion   of   scientists,   this   wine    approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists sell it.  It Frequently Produces Headache, Heartburn, Dizziiiesa and Other Distressing:  Sjniptoius ��������� A Victim ' Tells of Her  ltelea^e.  From .he Telcitrai.li, Quebec.  The primary cause of indigestion or  dyspepsia ia lack of. vitality; the absence of nerve .force; the loss of' the  life-sustaining elements in, the blood.  No organ cau properly perforin its functions when- the source of nutriment  fails. When the stomach is robbed of  the^nutriment demanded by nature, assimilation ceases, unnatural gases are  generated and the entire system responds to the discord.,  A practical illustration of the symptoms and torture of dyspepsia  is  furnished   by  the case of Mrs. A. Labonte,  who lives in the village of  Stadacona,  yue.     When interviewed  by a reporter  of the Quebec Telegraph, Mrs. Labonte  looked the picture of  vigorous  health,  showing  no  traces  of the malady that  had made her life for the   time  miserable.     Speaking of   her  illness, -Mrs.  Labonte said:    "For about  two years  I suffered    dreadfully.    My   digestive  organs were impaired,  and  the  food I  ate did not assimilate, and left me with  a feeling of flatulency, pain and acidity  of the stomach, and  frequently  heartburn.    Tnis condition   of affairs  soon  told on my system in other ways, with  the   result   that   I had frequent headaches, dizziness,and at times a dimness  of vision with spots apparently dancing  before my eyes.    I became so much run  down    that   it  was  with   difficulty  I  could do my household work, and at all  times I felt weak, depressed   and   nervous.    While ,1 Was at  my worst, one  of my friends, seeing   that   the  doctor  was not helping me, urged me   to   try  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.    My husband  then got rue half a dczen  boxes  nnd  I  began   taking  them.    After I had used  two boxes I began to  enjoy  my   meals  and   the   various . symptoms     of   my  trouble began to disappear.    I continued   tho   pills   until I had used the half  dozen boxes, when  I again felt peifect-  ly well.    My   stomach   was as healthy  as ever it had been.    I could sleep well  and my head was clear   and  free  from  the dizziness and   aches   that  so  long  helped make me miserable.    It is more  than a year since I  stopped   taking the  pills, and health has continued    better  than it was   for years   before.:'    Mrs.  Labonte added  that   sue   will  always  feel   grateful   to  Dr. Williams'   Pink.  Pills for the misery they   have released  iier   from,    and   she   always    advises  friends who are ailing to use them.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They  renew and build up the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving disease from the system. Avoid imitations by insisting that every box you  purchase is enclosed in a wrapper bearing the full trade mark, Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale Pt ople. If your  dealer does not keep them they will be  sent postpaid at 50 cents a box, or six  boxes for. $2.50, by addressing the Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,  Ont.  TAKING THE  REINS.  ;In   95   races   Woodshed,   2:09*4,   has  missed the money only nine times.  A 2-year-old brother to^Azmoor, 2:13^4,  has been named General Joe in honor  of General Wheeler.  George TJ. Curtis has purchased the  gray pacer Gil Curry, 2:001/_, and Avill  use him on the road.  The colt by Margrave, 3, 2:15%, out,of  Cora Lee, by Axtell, is eligible to stakes  to- the value of $52,000.  It is said that Frank Stannard spent  the entire season of lSf^Q teaching' The  Swift, 2:0914, to.pace Avithout hopples.-  Lucie May, 2, 2:221/_, winner of the  pacing division of the Kentucky Futurity last .year, is being trained at the trot.  , Monroe Salisbury's "hearse horse" San  Pedro,' 2:10% pacing',' 2:14% trotting, is  noAv driven on the'New York speed way  by Frank Ferguson.  - DaA*e McGlary Avill ride' in the free for  all ranks again this year, as C. W. La-  sell has sent llubcnsteiu, 2:05, to him to  campaign this season. Tho fast Baron  Wilkes pacer is now at Hartford.  William Holland, Waterloo, Ia��������� claims  the horse auction championship. On  March 27 ho sold 4,100 horses at St.  Paul in exactly live hours, or nearly  14 horses per minute. The sale aggregated $1151,000, or $9 per' second.  A 3-year-old by Emperor Wilkes, out of  Countess Emeline, by Chhnes, has paced  a quarter this spring in Oio-1, and another  by the same sire, out of Psycho, 2:19^4,  has stepped a half in l:0S,and a quarter  in 0:33. Both youngsters are OAvned at  Reservoir farm, Lexington, Mass.  Miss Bennett again demonstrated her  ability to beat the best 2-year-olds at tho  Memphis track. With 115 pounds up  i recently she won the Memphis Stakes in  a gallop from Garry Herman and Lady  Schorr, both stake, winners, and equaled  the local track record for five furlongs���������  1:01%.     ���������     "    .  POULTRY  POINTERS.  To be sure of .A'igorous,,thrifty chicks  it is best to use, for .hatching only eggs  that are less than 15 days old.  ' Oats are a very useful food, as they  stimulate without, enervating or fattening and help to make a variety.  While the gizzard of the fowl masticates the food, it-can only be done by  the aid of sharp, gritty material.  One advantage with the Pekin ducks  is that they can be raised Avith only so  much water as they-need to drink.  Spring chickens at spring prices pay  better than fowls sold later on, even  though the later birds weigh more.  Ono advantage ' with - poultry farming  is that although but little land is required the, harvest comes every day.  Feather pulling is largely due to idleness. It is most <apt to "occur in active  breeds kept confined and giA*en no exercise.  Crowd the growth of the early chickens asffast as-possible., The earlier they  are sent to the -market the better prices  they will bring. ��������� -  -'  Eggshells are good, for foAvls, but they  should be crushed very fine before feeding them or the hens may get into the  habit of egg eating.���������St. Louis Republic.  $������w  a44y AMbd  ay  i  Baby's  Own  I Musi have the  Genuine, The  fete  imitations look  ves4/ nice> but they  hurt my delkateSliJLN+  Tr..** AlocrtToilet Soap Cov.  1  I A   "TOUCANA " 'RELIANCE!   CIGAR  LA      1U_>W_11A,     FACTORY, Montreal  THE  PARIS  FAIR.  The mineral display of British Columbia and the Yukon is particularly fine.  The timber exhibit comprises all kinds of  Canadian woods ���������from a'shoe peg to a  saw log.  ��������� Vesuvius is situated next to the Champ  de Mars railway station, and. besides the  eruption and other volcanic display, there  is a series of other attractions, includinj;  concerts and theatrical performances.  Professor Bernhard E. Fernow of the  College of Forestry of Cornell university  has been elected an^jflicial delegate to the  international congress of forestry, to be  held in connection Avith the Paris exposition.  It is said that more than $10,000,000  has been invested in the private enterprises known as "side sIioavs." and the  exposition1 authorities have evidently  profited by the experience of the World's  fair promoters in letting concessions on  the Midway. Most of these "side shows"  are backed by stock companies, and their  capitalization is enormous.  Ballade, Ron<l<.������nn anil Villanelle.  When first my boyish' fancy came  Beneath tlie mus-cs' wii������*hin_- spell,  I hardly even Jiiiew !;y iiiime  Ballade, rondeau .and villanelle.  ,< '  <  My tuneless meters, hit It in? ran.  My rhymes were not impeccable.  For then I knew not how to scan  Ballade, rondeau and villanelle.  But when my young: affections turned  To my first love, sweet Amabel,  I longed for better things and learned    ,  Ballade, rondeau and villanelle.  And when my fickle fancy changed  To Edith,  Lena,  Kale and  Nell  In the same groove'my verses ranged���������-  Ballade, rondeau and villanelle.  Then as in turn each passion waned  In j turn its lyrics I would sell.  And many a little check they've gaincJ���������  Ballade, rondeau and villanelle."  And though I find a resting place  Wherein my heart shall constant dwell.  Still ,sing I to my lady's grace   ,  Ballade, rondeau and villanelle.  And, last, by Lethe's water wan  '   And through the meads of asphodel  My ghost will ring the changes on  Bailide, rondeau and villanelle.  '    , ���������London 'Globo.  SHOE Dressing  ALL colors  AH-5"--1'  D9ar Sirs,���������Within the past year I  know of three fatty tumors on the head  having been removed by the application  of MUSTARD'S LINIMENT without  any surgical operation and there is no  indication of a return.  CAPT. W. A. PITT.  Cliiton, N.B.    Gondola Ferry.  Farm Lands  For Sale in All Farts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.  NARES, ROBINSON  & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Brass Band  I- struments. Drums, Uniforms, Etc.' .  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.;  Lowest prices ever quoted.   Fine catalogue '  ������0, illustrations mailed tree.   Write us for anything in Music or Musi ���������al Instruments.  Whaley Royce & Co., ^������_8������; Man.  TOWN  TOPICS.  The son of William Waldorf As tor,  who lives in England, is 19 and will get  the bulk of his father's fortune. At the  present time it is estimated that that fortune is $200,000,000. John Jacob Astor  of New York, while not so rich as his  brother, has over ijwo.OOO.OOu, most of  which will go to his 9-year-old son, a  bright youngster.  Because Oliver Wendell Holmes in a  poem written over 20 years ago referred  to the first marshal of tbe class of 1000  at Harvard as the "young mustachioed  marshal" the Harvard seniors now want  W. A. M. Burden, their first class marshal, to let his mustache grow in thus for  the class day procession.' Mr. Burden  has as yet kept a clean upper lip.  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg.  Tlie Manitoba  Farmers Mutual Hail  Insurance Company.  Home Office, 503 Mclntyre Block,  Winnipeg, Man.  Chartered to do Business in Manitoba,  also all over the Northwest  Territories.  A   NEW   MANAGEMENT.  Ast for Minari's and tab no .other.  Bay City is said to be the only city in  the country where a man must pay two  fares if he boards a s������T_**t-.-'������������������>"������������������ carrying a  large ,grip.-  Perhaps Concord will buy a steam fire  engine now that one of the most interest  ing  -historical ' edifices   in   th<v   t.o\vn   'ms  been destroyed by fire.  The admiral*^ candidacy gives i\'ow  York a pretense of" excuse for abandoning  the Dewey arch fund, and New York is  quick to take advantage of it.���������Washington Post.  . (.'Jrenter New York proposed to asphalt  Broadway from Fourteenth street to  Forty-second street. Will Bradford permit Ootham's llial.to to eclipse our Main  street?-Bradford  il'a.)   Era.  Chicago's official sealer has  issued  orders that all ice must be weighed in the  presence, of  the  customer.    This  practi  cally puts an end to r.he fun of b^ing the  iceman in Chicago.  THE COOKBOOK.  Meat for soup should be cut into small  pieces.  Fish is fresh when the eyes are clear,  the gills red and the flesh firm.  When making tea, if the kettle should  have boiled, pour a cup of cold water in  and let it boil -up again before making,  arid you will find the tea will be as nice  again.  The soapstone griddle must be made  very bot before the batter is poured upon  it. Such a griddle should be heated gradually, but must be hot enough to bake the  cake quickly. Never grease a soapstone  griddle. If the cakes stick, it is because  the griddle is not hot enough.  11>h  >*-������!ier. <if the  >i������s������i-������m-s.  It has long been a mystery to scientific  men  how  the  Condo   and    other  great   birds   can sail   for  miles   without' a   single  motion   of  wings.      Author   Bartlctt   says   the   most reasonable  explanation   is   that   there     are  innumerable,  air  cells   throughout the  entire   structure  of   these   birds     ami  when the bird rises to a great iu-ighi  the  atmosphere becomes  cold'and   a;  the   temperature of  the  birds  body is  higher   than   the   surrounding- air, all  tho  air   c_ll������   are   inflated   by   tlie   hot  an-   that   passes   into the lungs  of. the  bird      before   it  readies   the   chambers  formed   for   its   reception.      The    l)i,-<i  thus      becomes   an   air   balloon      ami  I'oal.s   with   only a  slight   motion    of  the   tail. ��������� ���������  Keep MIMA'S LINIMENT ia tie lonsi.  The  Trice of Ten   Cents' Worth.  Customer���������Give me 10 cents' worth  of paregoric, please.  Druggist���������Yes. sir.  Customer (absentmindedly) ��������� How  much is it?  Druggist���������A quarter.���������Boston Christian Register.  Over $2,000,000 Insurance in force and  increasing every day.  OUR BATES  THE LOWEST.  Farmers wanting protection from hail  should write us or see our local agent.  Box 672, Winnipeg.  ' W. 0.  GRAHAM,  Manager.  MARD'S LDuT__rr Is used Dy P_ysicla_j.  On*. XT.***; ftir Viiui^iii'.  The Boers have during the war consumed a large quantity of diluted  vinegar. In order to overcome the  lassitude caused by the noxious vapor  oi lyddite.  MINARD'S LINIMENT LnmDermaa's Frieni  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer holidays.   Now is tho time U  prepare for a situation in the busy season.  _ ull particulars on application.  G. "W; DONALD, Seo.  N. B.���������Wo assisted ovor 100 of our students to  positions during the past livo months.  Catholic Prayer g~5S_^������S:  ulai-K, Religious Pictures. .Statuary, and Churoh  Ornaments, Educational Works. .Mail orders receive prompt attention, fl, & ]. Sadller & CO. .MOntTCil  HE ONLY PRINTERS'  SUPPLY HOUSE IN  .   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B, ANDEKSQN,  The columns of Tin--* News ar" o,. ,  who wish *5o express therein yj._ws >���������������������������  firsof public   interest.  ;���������  ���������TOK  10 all  ujatt-  Whilo we-do not h'llcl ouraelve.--  rqspoD'i  hie for the utterances of c<;:jeMj.o::u<-iit?, we  ffiserye   the  right    of   declin'iii-   '<������   in&eri  ������ommunuv&tions unnecessarily yer?* -ally..  TUESDAY,  AUG.  7th. 1000.  WAR I  Fourisburg, Aug.  4.���������There   av(  / ci  2,500 Boeis  prisoners   at   Huntei  '    Camp and 1,500  prisoners   and   \:  ,guns  at   Gen.   Hamilton's   cam])  There were about 5Q00 in the Cal������  don Valley originally, but some re  fused to acquiesce  to   Gen.   Prins  loo's surrender  and   slipped   awa;,  jn the night.    These have now sen  jn asking for  terms   of   surrender.  f It will take spme days to  ascertain  ������.he exact number.  -London, 6.���������A special from Pretoria, dated Aug. 5. says Kitchener  , lias narrowed the rcircle around  pewit and Steyn by driving out  theenemy from one -of- tbe-' flank  positions which be held. '' -  Chee'Foo, Aug. G.-v-Reports  unofficially   an   engagement   at.   Pei  Tsang on Sunday. '  Allied loss killed   and    wounded   1,200,   chiefly  ��������� Jiussians-and Japanese.  Qhee-Foo,  Aug. 6.���������Uiipfiicially  fep.irted but is believed  to   be   reliable, thfit about   16,000 allies a;e  , heavily.engaged.    War office at St  Petersburg   from   Gen.   Grodekoff,  'dated to-day, say-4   two   squHdrpn?  ^ieq.p fcfte Tipbe engaged   1,000  Chi-  }fies& with tyvo guns  jvnd 25Q cayal  * ry.    After a   stubborn   fight   Ru-  v pians defeated Chinese, killing 200.  On the 3rd the Cosshcks  gave   battle again killing 200 more Qhinese,  driving then*, bacjc and   capturing  2 gups and-2'flags.   "Russian loss 6  jailed'and 25 wounded.  Toronto,    Aug.    6.��������� Understood  that a  meeting of   Executive���������: Re-"  ������orm   Associat;on   held   here,   Sir  Richard Cartwright presiding, saki  jt was decided that Dominion Elections be. held October 16th.  Yipt-oria, Aug. 6.���������At meeting of  Railway .Committee of Board' of.  Trade to-da}7, the question of short  line, from Victoria and Vancouver  to interior was discussed. Anderson of: Steveston delegation submitted information relative to ne**  pags discovered in Hope mountain?  .arid discussion of advisability of  pressing upon government to re-  grant sub-idy to N. V..& E. charter  was taken up, and it was decided,  to take this step, construction, to b������  proceeded with at once..   .  'Nanaimo, Aug. 6,���������Steamer City  of Nanaimo will go on Victor ia-  Comcx run again on Aug.  13th.  Big preparations going on for  {Sqciety Day, next Saturday, Au_.  11th. Expected fully 2000 peopi*  will visit city.  Victoria, Aug. 7..���������When steamer   An.  r  1< ft Skagway, steamer Utopia   had   ar.iv.-  there   from    Nome   for   coal,      Fassen������<-i-  from Nome tell   harrowing   tales, of   wai  *u_d destitution, while  others aay next ye."  ���������rhen the broken men aud others who 'wci.r  to work, get out of the country Nome   .will  Vie good. *   When   steamer   sailed   smallpox  was claiming many victims.     Sc.    Mich-iel-  had declfifl.   quarantine   agaii^t;   di^e.i^e  pneumonia  and   typhoid   fever   were   a!.i  claiming viciimH.  Victoria, Aug. 7 ���������Amidst grea1 appl.-iu.u-  Fre.mier Dunsmuir/ rend telegram from Con-  Bul Shimizu s'ating he had received cablegram from hie government saying that aftei  gist of thin month emigrants from J.-span t-  \J. S   and C nada entirely prohibited.  3?te������ Tsin. Aug. "J.���������This morning 16,QJ0  ���������lliea ^ttack������d the Oninese at Pci Sang and  forced enemy faotn trenches.    Heavy  hattl-  I'retor-a, Aug   7���������Is's stated  Kruger   is  |   r..tJ!i:c"]J/  j*ixious and willing to surrender,   providing   |        j^ c^  j, satisfactory promise i.- given as to his   ul-   j  *.Lnate de-tination. I  fjere. zo Marquise, Aug. 7.���������Transvaal ad ;  -���������'ices deelare that General Biden-Powell j  v.-as wounded during a recent engagement  ~'; Rustinburg, when Boers, according t-i  their own account, took some prisoner? and  ciptured 324' wagnons. Many residents of  rretori--* have he en, sent into exile for hav-  lu^ behaved cruelly ta British subjects f'ur-  ,g war. Terms of exile vary iu one ins-  ���������nce reaching 25 yeais. ���������  No details as yet, but is beFeved Gen.  Oirrinston and Hamilton have relieved Ba������  i en -Powell.  Londi>r\ Aug.���������Lord Roberts wires Pre-  *>ori 7th: -"Htrri'-roith surrendered Aug.  4th, Kitehner,is wi h force south of the  Vaa'. He was joined yesterday by strong  detachment of Brabant's Horse Hnd the  -".inarlians. , B'lers attacked garrsson' at  FJland's River, Sunday. Information wap  s*nt to Harrington who wa* on his way to  Eland's River.' Garrison had been relieved  ��������� rid was retiring toward Zeerusfc.  Pretoria, Aug. 7.���������G-m. Dewit is completely surrounded near jEl"i'zbui*g and is  impossible for his force to escape through  the sfrong Briti h cordon. B-iers S'iy they  v-'ill make stand at M chadodorp. They aie  s'tort of ammunition and food.  New York, Aug. 7. ��������� World's corre--pon-  dent-at Chee Foo sends a copyright Her-  p-it������h <*ny'ng'(T---'n<-,<*e work'i at Pei T.-a'-g  has been captured and first battle on thc,  wiy to Peking won. There was fierce fight  ins; and for seven hours the Chinese made a  stubSorn resistance. Losses to allies very  heivy, The safety of'ministers b-*s ngain  been announced, though it is impossible to  be sure of the reliability of the reports. It  ocnies from a Chinese source.  Ottawa, Aug.���������Word comes from South  Afiica to effect that two members of Canadian contingent have bpp.n Fenteneed to 10  ynars penal servitude for having sold' arm*  ���������-o B.iers which they had previously collected from the Boers.  San Fancisco, July 7.���������A story nf Russian brutality in China is told by Mrs.  Drew, wife' of British Minister of Custom*  at Tien Tsin, who arrived to-day from  there. Mrs.' Drisw said the atrocit'es committed by the Russian troop3 were frightful, they pillaged, looted, tortured and  murdered right and Wt. Th<;rc were many  infants aud ch.ld.*en killed by bayonet  points only to be caught and tossed tim**  a-nd time a'jain, there i������ ample ��������� vidtneo of,  these unspeakable o^cur:inees  Mont-eal, Aug. 7.���������T'.ie- Canadian cup  defender of Seahahnawka, won t'-e sf-eond  r<oe from the Ame.'icans to-day at Bc.acons-  fi.r.    ���������  Washington,    Aug.    7.���������Following    fro<.  G-em. Chaff-y:  "nhee Foo, Aug. 7 ���������Confer  ���������;uce to-day decided to give battle of Sue-  lay.    Chinese are entrenched east and west  through Pei Tsang, rest of Chinese are pro-  f-e'r.d by    Sooded   ground.    .T-*p=*, English  and American forces about    10,000   strong,  attacked Chinese  right (w,eat   of   river   ia  flank, other forces Russian and French opposite side-between the river   and   railroad.  Chinese position apparently   strong, ������������������army  reported, 30,000.,    Oar force of   2,000  and  battery  has   arrived.c   Sixth   Cavalry    left  Tien Tain for guard of city. Minister*  afe on 2Sch July. (Signed) Chaffey."  ;,Kronstadt, Aug. 8 ���������Commandant Theron who commanded the'  Boer flying pitrol that derailed, and  burned, last week near Honing  Spruit, the tr-iin cairying U. S.  Conpyil Stowe and flying stars- and  stripes, has suffered a loss of three  killed arid ten severely wounded in  a rear guard action near Kroon-  stadt with the Malta mounted infantry. ��������� British loss nil. . Mr,  Steyne is seriously ill.  Pretoria, Aug.,8.���������Additional details regarding attack on train hearing Minister Stowe- show that 27  bullets traversed his compartments.  Mr. Sharp, an American nccompany ing Mr. St-jwe, was shot  through the feet.  O'tawa S.���������Departnicnt of   Aj^ri  cubure  received advices from Paris  to-day to effect   that   Canada   has  l>ecn awarded the grand    piize   for  I'.-iiignni S'-ec-i  (Signed) Coi.ger.  1 '>���������.'��������� ya that  of-  fici-i.��������� advice..- L-.i-i  i.cuci   ���������announce  ihai i-.r.i cd coi.ifc-ic.i   i.as   eeenrred'  i  b'-LwciMj ])arti- & ���������>  p.i no e outs de oj  ..-. '.-^a:..���������- a   d J'i  :l^u.     i l;,i-* Imw-  evar iiium, await con'iriiinlion.  London, 8.- l\\ cm-c tro ps advance Chinese mu t ii.-.ht.' i'he  .-fugjestion that Llit* allie.-. thould  no allowed to enter Pi-kin in order  !o escort the minister.- to Ti*-n Tsin  is ahsolutely irtipocsibivj. This is  the dictum of Li J lung Chang.  Brussels, 8.���������Belgian niiidster' at  Pekin wiics, P, kin, Aug. 7.���������"Have  ,-uccceded in defi mling our legation  from June 4 to June 10 with the  aid of 8 Austrian marine?-, but were  unable 10 Kive it. Austrian, Dutch  and Italian legations were also  burned, and French legations in  ruins. All foreigners are at British legation u here they have been  besieged by Chinese since June 2  Up to the | resent f<8 ulaiines have  been killed. 70 wounded, provisions  aie ainif'st exhau-led.-  Washington, D. C, S.���������The Chi-  : esc _4Linister has received-a 'copy  of tne Imperial edict of Aug. 2. ~l\  details the safe conduct of thc foreigners to Tien Tsin, and assigns  Jung'Lu to select liiici-rnt ofricials  to give them sale conduct.  London, Aug. 9.���������Lord Roberts-  fears that the Elands River garrison has been captured after ten  days'resistance. The War office  has leccived following:' Pretoria,  Aug. 8 ���������Del a icy hearing of Ham-  ilto..'s ap, r .ach t..-.\ard Jiu^.enburg  and. seeing tha. h.- had no cha'nee  of capturing, BaUo.i-P.wu.l, hurried  off lo Eiands River, iraaiilton-ic-  ported that fhiny in   Eiands Bive.r  a re!  cheese, bu* ter and eggs in cold stor  S3'  a_e.  Washingt un, 8.���������Following tele--  cram from   Minister   Conger    been  received to-night.  Tsin Nan Yamen, 7.��������� Still besieged, sii ua tion more precarious,  Chinese Government insi-tiny- upon  our leaving Pekin which would be  certiin death. Rifle firing upon  us daily by Imperial troops. Have  abundant courage but littla ammunition or provisions. Two progressive Yamon ministers been be-  hea-l'-d. All connected with leg-t-  tiuii of U. S.   are   well   at   ]>resent  direction     ceased     v*-st.-rdav  i ^  1.1.it Licutl-Coi. J-Tnjvr and' garriso-'  had evidently been c.iptured. PI am-  ilton left Uu.-tenuui'g this morning  britigiug Baden-Pou'eil's fo:ce with  hirrj. De'wi't'.commenced crossing  ihe Vaa I River yesterilay. Kitchener-is now in ������������������pursuit'. '"-Meti.-ueu  on the right bank has evidently  c.-nie in. contact with Dew.it's advance guaid a-- his guns were heard  by Kitchener this morning.  London, Aug. '->.���������The follow ng  report d.-iied Pretoria, Aug. 8 h s  been received from Loi'd R be s:  Kitchener was informed by an escaped Bdtish prisoner that Dowits'  wagons had crossed the vaal, afterwards the sound of guns which I  think must have been Metuen's. as  I diiected him to take up a position  between Putier stream and Lit.d-  guia which would intercept the  ..enemy, who ci\.s-*ed the river at  ' Drift droop. Hunter rep -rts that  he ma de 4,140 prisoners in the  Bethelhem and. ITamsm'ith district  "a niajo.Yitiy of whom are now eh  route for Cape Town. Three guns j  and four .1 honsa nd ho rse^ were  captured, and,ten wagon loads of  ammuniiion and 195,000 rounds of  ammunition were clestrcn-'ed. The  garrison of Eland River which I  fear has been captured consisted of  about .300 men. Methuen telegraphs lie engaged part of Dewitts'  force yesterday'near Bentorslrootn.  He drove enemy off succession of  hills to which they held obstinately.  Our casualties, 7 killed or wounded  including 4 officers.  London, Aug. 9.���������The flooded  country beyond Pei Jsang adds itn-  rneasureabie dill'iculty to progress  of''Mllies toward Pekin. Loss of  allies in recent operations said lo  have been 1,130 men.  . Reported Dowager Empress has  sent four cart loads of food to legations on July 281 h.  The allies captured Yang Tsum  to-day, all wf 11. During engagement on Sunday, which preceded  the occupation of Pei Tsang by the  allies, the Russians lost 500 killed-  and Briti-h 50, Germans and Ja]).s  also lost heavily. The road to  Pekin is supposed to be open.  Ottawa, Aue. 9���������Geo. W. Bower  secretary   Dominion     Trades   and  HEEH SlCliUS  SHIR     "TO  LAM" FUR '& WOOL CO.  "EXPORTERS  AND 5MPORTERS.  200������2 i 2. First Ave. Korth, Minneapolis, Km.  ^"Wr'ste foy Oaar iG!B3"c*iil������a^l, atsud S������������. tSie Prices We Psiy.ISm  ������wery  r PESN  Lc_QEP  DEEP' ,in the "province  STEAM    Beer,   Afe,   and   Porter.  A rc*.iaid of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of  persons witholding or destr- ying any   kegs   belonging  to  this company,  HENRY MEIFEL,   Manager  Labor Congress announces a pleb-  icite of various labor bodies in Canada regarding formation of . a. new  par y re-ulted in polling a small  voie but practically in' sympathy  with the pivjec. Ralph Smith of  Nanaimo, president of the Congress  s looked upon here as the strongest available man to lead the new  movement.  .Nanaimo, 8.���������Beginning Monday-  next, steamer 'City -of Nanaimo  will start on new sche luie as fol-  ��������� lews:. Leave Victoria M- nday for  Nami'ino; ip-.ve Nanaimo Tuesd: y  for Comox.; leave Co-tox Werb'cs-  dav cabin" at N.-i naimo, and fruui  there goes tlnouyh- io Victoria.  Leave Vivtori i TiiCir.*-da v f r N n-  aimo,    leaves Nanaimo Fridav   for  ComO'x; h-aw*- Comox  at  2   p    \w. ���������  same da}' I -r'NanainiO only. .''Cd":  'made on way   to    this    P''t   Icing  Union Wharf. City \--ill the-i ieave  here Saturday  for   Victoria   com  pletely, a busy week. "  Nanaimo, Aug. 9.���������Clover Swift  who was arrested at Cumberland  for horse stealing was to-day ao  quitted. Appeirsbov was sent to  camp for supplies and saw hor.-e  eating by roadside ��������� He- mounted  hor*-e3 rode to place where he outlined supplies and back to camp  again where he turned auiihal loose  and started it toward Qualicum.  Boy arrested at instance of Justice  Peace at French Creek.  Pretoria, Aug. 10���������A plot to rnake a  prisoner of Lord 'Roberts and ahoot all t.hs  British officers was discovered yesterday.  ��������� It, included a number of townspeople who  wore iu.-Ci'nimunio.ation with the enemy. It  was arranged that the capture an*1'killing  should take place on the evening of Tuesday last. Intense indignation prevails,  throuahout the British Termy and the gen .  era! cpini-m is that no measure fcr the re ���������  predion of such plot?, can be too a'roug.  The plot was to make Lord Kuberta. a pcia  oner, sho -t all the Bnlisli oUicers and ru  capluie Fii-t.iiia. Kumber. of .accomplices  of c-a '/irar.iHM li������v������ been co/iduul.ctl f.civ ss  the [>-��������������������������������� T������jf.  Iw j'u k. Au._.. 10. ��������� Seven tbons-.'.rid  >r> hi.' ��������� ..-.;.��������� t". i.i!, ii in Llic A tit let io Hall to  vv: ���������:������������������. s <.he liglit bei-.v.oini Kuhlin and Fit������-  .s li.'.o -list. Fiizsunniuna entered V.hr) ring at  'J::'u shortly-followed by Riitiliu. The ihc*  were in the pink of comiiuou aud at first  the butting was in favor of Fi z.-iim:nona but  gradually drew down to -. veu moucy. Qy  to the lifth rouud honors seemed abcut  even. The fight was fierce aud fast. Ia  the 5 h round Fitz knocked Ruhliu to the  ropes, but he got up in time to s������ve himself. The sixth round fettled it by fit  land.ng a heavy left hander ������u Ruhlin'e  jaw.    Fbz wins in (5-jh round.  Cumberland, B.C.. Aug. 11. ���������Mr. Eli  Rowland-13 in town. Is said to have been  appointed.to a j-osi'ion in tho Governn't-nfc  ofEoe here, Mr. Rowland leavou to-day,  repo^^d to bring up Mrs. Rowland,  London, Aus- 10.���������Baron Russel of Kil-'  [r,T,'o;), Lord Chief Juatico of England died  this morning,  Victoria, Aug. 10���������S:r. Cutch from  ���������Sknyway, last night, brought new_ of dis-,  covery of cxteii'hive coal beds near Daltou  trail uot far from Wliite hforae, discovery  made by Gui -iva Gsjivis'. Coal looks very  l>roniihing.  London.    Aug.   10.���������In   the   capture   of  Y-iil* Tse T-uu losses of allies were 200, the   ,"  ninjority of the-.e beirg killed.     The   allies-  m.iiJi d en Y ng Tae   Tsnn    at   dawn   oa ,  Mo ..lay, the i������.,stti..u- hebl by    1,500   Chi-   '  n<-s    wire mh-II ( n-ri'iiyhad to *he cit.-t of' the-  rivf.r      AfU-.r 4 h- urs of    lu.-,v.vy    (iriMg. the-1  '  Chiiifse wore   driven   fr.om   tiitir  defentsive-  works. .  A i .-.d'cl^ f. om Pek'n a<*thorizinp L: Hang  Cnang to   iifg<i:iute wir.h    the   p-w-im, far ",  pe u-e 18 reporci:i> fi.mrS i mg-:ai  uu-ler yea-  Ci!' ���������!��������������������� 's date l  Q  $50    KKWAJU).  * v r - , t  , . - >  r, -        j-  STOLEN   from     ihr>   jircmi^cs   ot  ilie undersigned, about  ihe   l(it.b<  of Aprd, (.it-    small    nil    com, S  years ohij  umild i all ahou- 20th.  B.andtd on left .dp Ii.     Anyone  giv ng iulormaii -u that wiil,kjad  t������- the arrest   and   conviction  of  the thief. r thieves will iccrive tlie  ab'.ve  re-acl-.     (fcrigmd)    John-,  Cornell, Oyster  River,   Comox,  B.C. _ul5t4. '  ������v  F-spimait & Manaimo. Ey^  *^r.-^'���������������-=**t������c-Ct.',Jr'-*������������������������������������***vC^-*s*v^f>���������r.^".~ --'^----������������������"���������*./n���������.  *" * - -'������^-i.-\J^\^'-''i-*F__aA--'5'^SE*j55������s'������_,M  'j  8. S. "City of Nanaimo  SAILS EVERY  Monray, 12 (noon),    from    Vancouver   ^������r  Tcxaiia, yhoal U iy aud Woy Ports   via  Chatham. Point,.  .Returning Tuesday via   Van   Anda   and  ���������YVay Ports to Vancouver.  Thursday, 7:00 a. m., from   Vancouver  for  Van Acula, Comox,   Union Wharf  arfrl  Way Porta.  Tnursday midnight from Uniou Wharf for  Nanaimo, oounecting at Nanaimo with  R & N. Trains', also Sir. "Joan" for  Vanenuyer.  Saturday, 7:00 a.m., from Nauaimo for  Union Wh'arf, Comox, Van Anda, Way  Ports and Vancouver.  S. S. 'THISTLE."  Sail.s from Victoria 7:00 a. m.   Monday, for  Nanaimo and Way Ports.  Sails from Nanaimo 7:00 a.   m. Tuesday for  Comox and Way Putts  Sails from Comox   7:00  a.   m.   Wednesday  for Nanaimo and Way Ports.  Sails from Nanaimo  4:00  a.   in.   Thursday  for Victoria and Way Ports.  Sails from Victoria 7-00   a.   m.   Friday  for  Nanaimo and   Way   Ports,   connecting  vith   "City  of Nanaimo"  for   Union  Wharf and Comox.  Sails from Nauaimo 4:00 a. m. Saturday for  Victoria and Way Pyrt.  FOB.  Freight   tickets   and State-*  room.-'.Apply on board,  C-rEO. L. COURTNEY,  Trafiice 13apage*p I  0  As the.season is advanced we, will dispose  of the. balance'��������� of our stock" of the famous  McBurney-Beatie Co.'s  Bicycles- at  If you think of buying a Bike  you to inspect the abovel  it  will' pay  e_e*RK-_e>**2_*,!_BnBBB-^  CUMBERLAND.  LEADING   BARBER  and*  |o?aX-^-D15js.,im:zs.t  .Keeps  a .Large, * Stock  of Fire   Arms.   A munition     and    Sporting  Goods   of    -11 ' descriptions.  [C I* M B E R L A N D ���������, B.    C.  \ .___   ���������* THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  >���������" ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION  s;  Twenty Pages; Wcefcly; Illustrated  !NDISPENSAF_E T'"*- MlNlUG MEN.  ��������� THESE DOLIAKS ]?ZR YEAi-i. FOS'f PAIf. ���������.  > SAMPLE COPiRS  FB���������e- \  MINING AMD SCEENTIFIG PRESS,       {  ,220 Market St.,  'San F.-?anci*-.go, C*L.,  ���������pi*"-t*-",M-������������-" * "rrtrimr" a_ui  FOR 'SALE���������Early c.ibbageand  ,o:n-.-toe plants, ho'iie    urow.i    and  C. E.  WiLi.rAMs,  (.Iran1 ham.  '>-  ong.  D miiJioii Stem Laundry,  i Vancouver.,  Bs-islo-t sen*-ev--r,y we������-*k.    Goods .re-,  i      tiirned-following week   No charge  J . ������������������ f������������r ��������� x   mi sago,    i'riv-es   suuie   a-s"  ! -   in Vancouver.  E.  BARRETT, Agt.  v _������_pr������ui_w_rt_*v/*������-_-jti.  ' ' FACTS ABOUT -ST RiKES. ,,  rhey Hare- Cost JUtiroring ateu &51,8J 4.  743 iu jjjx Ye.ir.s.  The. history of strikes in the Unite-',  States dates back to 179G.    It lacks bo-  four years to make it centenarian.    Th  initial strike of American labor was tha;  of the journeymen boot makers of Phila,  deiphia.    It was repeated in 1798, and  17&0, 'the object an increase of wages'  ������n 1803 occurred the New York sailors  strike.     Here   the   strikers   compelled  other seamen to leave their ships���������-a step  fhat caused   the   muster ~of the towa  -?unrd, the arrest of the leader and the  ignominous failure of the   strike.    In  LB05  the shoemaking   guild "of Phila-  ��������� rlelphia repeated their previous experiments, but were fined for "conspiring to  raise their wages."   In  1809 the How  York cordwainers imitated their Philadelphia brethren of St. Crispin.   In 1813  the shoemaker laid down his awl and  last at Pittsburg and ended his claim foi ,  higher pay by getting on the wrong side  ���������if "the jail door and,contributing to the  city  exchequer.    In  1821 the   printers  Inaugurated their first strike at Albany,  KT.Y.,,as a protest against the employ  merit "of noil union men.    The agitation  for shorter hours was ^started in 18;-JQ at  Boston.   In 1834 the laborers  on  thc  Providence railroad made a wago 'de  mand antl were subsequently handled by  the local militia;  1885 saw the firet bi/_  mill strike at Paterson.  N. J., resulting  in tvt-enty-six weeks' idleness and a loss  .>f $24,000 in wages.    From 183G to 1812  some   fifteen   strikes    were    reported,  iu   three ��������� of   which    the   militia  had  to shoulder their muskets to  prevent  rioting.   In   1842 was inuiigurated tho  struggle of the ironworkers in the Pitts-  tmrg district. It broke out again in 1845.  and in 1850 made a volcanic outburst,  women drawing bars from the grates of  furnaces and using r them for weapons,  ��������� In 1.36S and 1809 some seventeen strikes  occurred, while from  1871" to  1876 they  were numerous than ever.    In 1877 occurred the great railroad strike in which  the military arm was called into service.  The   damage   done   in    Pittsburg was  placed by government experts at yo.OOO,-  000.    In 1B80 tho strike slute had a total  of 702. From 1831 to 18$6, inclusive, there,  were "3,092 -strikes, in vol vingnofc less than,  . r,5$2.V303 men and 22,304 establishments.'  Sin'-e   1877 we have  added  to the list  the Reach.lg strike, the Carnegie strike  of (,y.*j8, the'Pittsburg puddlers and the  X'irtle Crt-ek miners.    In 1890 the eight  bdcr> question brought about a series ot  ���������strikes at Chicago, Boston, Indianapolis,  ������tv. ,   involving about 50.000 men, the  cos; running up into the millions. The  government statistics show that between  the years 1881 and 1887. inclusive, there  occured 24,513 American strikes, with n ,  diivet loss to the strikers of $51,814,743  to whicii.might be added the incalculable-  - losf-es to employers in damage  to pr* ���������  perlv  Miid   the compulsory   closing ol  works,    and the cu.sts   to the   various/  ���������L'uL'-' in tho maintenance of troops, etc  Vhe ' homestead appendix'which is not  included in  the above estimate rej.re  .-��������� utri   a. cosily   evi-ut and   perhapn dc-:  a-jriieching in.the way of rousing puhlji  't'-enti-neut an tothe;urgeut  neces.-ity oi  'jdoi'TingcorrL'C-.ivenieannrea.���������,-.St Lv!'"'*  -.*li' lit  t-������*. >V~~!     ' ' <��������� J  NO n'CE.  TO MY old friends ar.d patrons in  Cumberland and Union* ,  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream.  ��������� fiesb and sweet, butter eggs, &c,  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly accorded me  in the past.  A. SEATER.  Courtney, B.C.,%May 22, 1900.  Espimait & ffanaimo Ry.  TIME' TABLE   EFFECTIVE  .   NOV. 10th, 1898.'  BLOUSE SETS  GOLD  AND SILVER.  ���������AT���������  STODDARTS,  The Cumberland Jeweler.  VICTORIA'TO WELI/LNGTON.  No. 2 uaily.  A.M.  No. 1 Sftturdaj'"-  r.M.  Dc. !):(I0 .:-.  "    9:28 ...  .  "   ic:0   "   10:18     Victorin...    G..ldPCri'fUii   JCoenig's   DuiKiins .   Do.  1:25    "   J.-53   ,...  "   5.31   (!:15  P.M.  P.M.  "   1'2'M -*'*0  Ar. 12:35....'.   Nanaimo.,   Wellington   7:11       Ar. ~:fio  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  ���������  No. 3 Saturday  A.M.  De. S:0.5   -   S:2G   " 9:52 ..:..  " 10:37   " 11:18      Ar. 11:15    ...   "Wellington.    Namiimo.  ..'....'Duncan?...    Koonig's..  .... f'oJtlarreain  . ..VjfsUoria.. .   De. _:2-'������      " 4:3'   "   ������:IS    "   C:-l(i    "   7.3?  ....Ar. 8:00 p.m.  JAS. A. CARTHEW'S  Liverv Stable  TeaM.STKR     AND   DRAYMKxV  Single and Double rigs  for Hire. All. Orders  Promptly   Attended   to.  R.SHAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  ''&Z&/^JZ&te/������^^&f*/:/tyt^rt  Cumberland  Hotel  Ileduocd iatcs 10 and from all points .on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon  day.  For .rates and   all.  information   apply at  Company's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR, GKO. L. COURTNEY.  President. Traffic Munap-er  ������ .    AVJ_   WANT YOUR       m  |JobPrii?tii?g|  >& SATISFACTORY SSSill  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND     SECOND     STREET^  CUMBERLAND, B. ���������:  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland? be- sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, first-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Mall  Run in Connection with   HoteL  t-oniimiai  TRADE  fWAriKS*-  DEStCNS,  ., COPYHiCHTS   &C.  | ft Anyone sentUnj? n sketch and dc-scrir-tion raav  / quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention is  Lv j*!-obiibly patentable. Communfc-iLicus strictly  ,i confldentinl. Oldest aponcy for securinji piitints  \iu America. We have a Wasbm^tou ollice.  , j Patents tiilten throuRh Munn & Co. receiro  r<i c*>uuiul notice in tbe  ('     S03ENTIFSG AMERICAN, -  \ Toeautiful'.r illustrated,  larcost circulntio-  of  k j any scientitic .inurnul, weekly, terms $3.C0 a year;  $1.50 sis: months      Specimen copies and M/.yp  Book on I'ate.vts sent free.   Address  ) MUNN   &   CO.,  301 Uroadwin, New Vork.  M U'tflCIPALITYt OE' THE  Sjk  NOTICE.  BICYCLE RIDERS caught ndin- on  the sidewalk after this date .will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  ���������  Laurence W. Nunns,  City Cleik.  Cumberland, B.C., May Sth, 1900.   St3  IK  ADVERTISE   IN THE  l,\  I'l-fimslUT   Mill  I'liytJiht Colli l-ilnU-'l,  Thorc has been soiiiiich-uioraliziii^ or.  '.ne sii-irp t-orttra.st l)_r.v.*_������������������ the- victori  ���������ins piu-uisi wuo wiu.slf.j'j.UOU on.asiu-^1,-  ���������jiiUivd'' and  the coiinuy minister wh������'  ".-iijt- a y������iir for hia.v,."S'>usi;i,iry, that ttier*-  is uanyer ul   rorgi'tu^i1; !tie lAct tinirtlu-  brtiitsor raroh retains .-wiy of his ili-gottcu  bo:>ty.    '".l-at-y cume  easy  yoes  s(jiiloin  has a bettor lllubiralion."  says the Bos >  ton Journal,  "John Morrissey, avIio vrn.-  once worth half a million. <!ied wiihoril  a (������������������ent and  lieavily  in   debt.     Heeiuui.  who  foiip-ht, with Bay res in- tlie  mos*  famous match tho world ever saw.   like  Morrissey turned   gambler,   and   for  a  brief wluie roue o:i the lop wave of f.*r  tune,   b"al succumbed  to consninpcio::.  alone    and   nenniless   out  W^ist som^.  where, a few months after his wiffi had  been buried in the Potter's field. Say res,  his old foe, once tho idol of England,  perished  in miserable   poverty  i*a t**-<  London  slums,   and   Billy   Perry,   ttu  "Tip, ton Slasher,"  ended his days in i.  poor-house."   We really can not see why  these facts should make the five-hup  dred dollar clergyman  feel  any  easier  The "bruisers" had the money, had tlu  chances to lay-up something for old age  the clergyman  Inis  ueitlter  money  no*  chance  \ Have Taken,an Office  in the Nash      Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent  for the  f.-llowini;  ' reli. ble    insurance    companies:  '.The  R'tyai    London   and - Lan '  cashi:C .and' Norwich   Union.'-  1  -    *:m 'jicpri'iod'to   accept   rif-kl?-i.  currciit   rates.    I am', aJso ageni  ,   f.-r .he St:-.nderd Life Insurant  Company oi   Edinlmrgh and   Ih  Ocean Ace deni Company ol England.    Please  call   and   investi  gate before insuring in ^iny other  Company.  JAMES A BRA MS.  ��������� SUNDAY SERVICES^  TRINITY CHURCHV-Skrvices n  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar-  rector.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������SekVICES at n. a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evenin"  service.    REV..W.   C.   DODDS, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning and evenins-  Epworth   League meets   at the close   (f  evening service.   Sunday School  at 2:30.  Rev: W. Hicks, pastor'  Rates from, $1.00 to $2.00 per day  Fruit Baskets  Bee Hives  Garden and Flower Seeds, Fruit  and   Ornamental   Trees,    Hollies;,,  Rose3, Rhododendrons, Shrubs, and  Agricultural Implements.    New 80'  page catalogue. '  M' J. HENRY,  3009 Westminster Road,  rel. 7S0A. VANCOUVER, B.O.     .  C O If lit' T E N A Y  Directory.*; J  COURTENAY HOUSE,  Cailum, Proprietor.  A.   xx.    _KO>  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith, and Carriage Maker.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO'  o  o  o  o  a*  MEN   WANTED.  500 white miners   and   helpers  for the Wellington , Extension  and Comox mine?, to supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  ���������Apply at* once to the mana������ers  of the said mines, Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  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HOLMES.   W|y  Woman  Against "Woman,"  BY   MRS.   M  Anfhor of "A  Woman's Love," _   k'|_,  "Woman  Against "Woman," "/  i^. '-Hor Fatal Sin," lite. l>r  " >_^^-,,,*^-',|v-,-*^_^__k.___.___.^,aJ|;  V ^���������_^-_^!^^-^^-'S^r*-^_?^  CHAPTER  VI.  sowixu Tin* whiki.wixij.  Unaware of Mrs. Scratton's preseni-js,  Sir Hugh AVil'lmi.-'hli.v w-.is spo;iking angrily ns  he  entered  tho break nut-room.  "Vis. ye*-, that'*- till very well, Scrat-  'lon.huf I've no iiiclimilion to figure :i������ a  still in> ol' jKitioiu'o on your door-mat bc-  ������������������.-U'.j-e your clerk hupix-ns to b" n d.riiuk-  ���������ml.  and "  Horev becoming aware of Mrs. Sc*it-  -ton,    who,    her   hands    folded   over   hor  Sir  he  "This Uoodeve still rents some meadow-land  and farm-buildings of mine."'  "lie is not aware that he holds l;hent  under yon, Sir Hugh; he rents them,  as he believes, under me; your orders  be-in {j that I should 'put myself forward  in uM matters regarding small holdings,  acting privately the while as your  agent."  "lie is behind with his rent, I belie oV  "Three quarters-"  "I'll e:iU on rodmoro as T rido home,  and tell him to recover at once."  hk'ratton shrugged his shoulders.  "If tho man in London is as sharp in  prrctice as you are inclined to be, Sir  11ush. <?oodeve will have to Hit; that'.*  certain."'  "And   the  sooner  he's  gone,   tho  bet-  I   heard ho is a drunkard, too-"  He   has   taken   somewhat   to   drink  la to."  A  dangerous  man.  And my keopors  mo  that  his   son  Silas   takes   after  .   Sortition���������a   clean     swoop   of   tin:  tor,  of  toll  hiu  lot.  ol:<(*t,    was      curlsoyin-j;     grandly,  ha  II ugh   YVillouj'lib.v   removed   th<  litnl still worn wiion ho onto-iotl  "J hoy your pardon; I was not awa?e  of your presence, Mrs. Scr-.ittun."  Sho made a low ourtes.v, and replied:  - "You're very kind, Sir Hugh, and will,  I hope, excuse any short -comings in  the shape of manners find such 1'ke on  'the part of Mr. Sera tion, considering  his want of oppori nity to study Phoni."  "Mrs. Seraton," -aid the latter, veiling his ghincc with the same facility  as tlie .serpent .hides the glitter of its  cruel eyes, ''1 am quite ���������uvare of my  short-comings, though it is very kind  of you to remind me of thorn: but as  Sir Hugh "Wilkmghby is here on private  biiNinoKK, you will oblige me by leaving  the room, and attending to your (3u*'i<1s  In the kilcheu."  Vv'hal Mrs. Scratton nvight have replied to thus sneer, it is impossible evon  to conjecture, for an unexpected incident  prevented her paying any further attention  to her husband's  words.  When Sir Hugh "WvUougiib.v en-ter.'-J  the room, t'here followed a small, wiry-  haired Scotch terriorl" which, after tho  habit of its kind, immediately began  ���������ferreting about ', around and under the  ���������furniture. ' '  '     It was not long before he  discovered  The   remnants 'of   those   red   herrings,  "With a joyful swap, he seized and  dr.'.ggcd nhem once more into daylighti  and laid thorn, enc after the other, at  the feet of  his master. ��������� >  * .The Baronet smiled. then looked  away; tlie land-agent, gave a- triumph-ant  tug to his .chin-tuft and grinned maliciously. ' ,     " '  The situation was difficult,' but Ser.i-  pl'iiha Scratiton proved herself qu.te  equal  to   tho occasion.  She gracefully dropped 'her handkerchief over the fragments' and here  them, despite tho terrier's barking protest, from  the room.  As   the   door   clewed     upon     her,   Sir  TFIugih,  vexed  at having lo   figure,   even  . .its  a   spectator,   in   l'hi'.s domestic   scene,  ��������� turned  to   ScratUm.  "I thought your office hours wore  ' from ton till f o-ur; I expected to find  .you   in your phice of business."  "I   was   ont   on   busine������s   to   a   von*  -'late hour last night, over Denton Health  way: Sharpies is sure to take advantage  of  my   being  a   little  later   to   work in  the  morning."  "Denton   Heath?     Thou   perhaps  you  ' saw soinoHhing of hol-temperod Kic/h-.vd  ��������� Goodevc?"  "It was as to sco him  that I rode over.  He's 'got into the hands of some mon.-y-  -lenders   in   London,   and   wanted   me  to  "-help  him  out of  his difficulty." -.-  "You had better have nothing to lo  w'itih it���������he's a dangerous, 'impracticable  fellow."  I'm afraid so," said Scratton, shakinc?  his head.        .  "Did he say .anythang to you of an  crcounter   he' had-last   night?"  "No. Hut I observed that he had  a livid mark running: across the forehead and  down  (ho cheek."  "Did yon qrest'lon him' about it?"  ���������u-kod   the   F-.-roiict.  "No cue could'help alluding to such  a diisfig-vroaio-ii'ti but ho answered,  ���������briefly,   that   it   was   an   accident."  "It was no accident. I caught Oho  ft How trospas-s'iig as usual- He wis  if solent.   and'I   horso-whip-ied him."  .Mi'scr Sciat Ion's eyes Hashed liko the  eye;-   of  a   wild   cat.  time   his   band    pas.--.od  faoo. as though  ho him-  ie roo>.p>iont  of, tho  blow.  of hat red   more intense.  <r> m/iui  and so eoward-  At   trio   same  quickly over bis  self had  been   th  A n   expi e<-s:<;:i  ���������and y.T  withal  ly.   could   rarely   distort   the  human  features.  "You're  a ready hand  with the horse-  wl. ip,  Si:- Hugh  Willoiighby; but yo-u've  long ago  forgotten what  I  shall romom-,  ber   till   my  eyes   are   closed   in   death.''  Such wero the land-agent's thoughts--  a   n.V/iiiont ttftorwards  the   Baronet raiis-  -od liis eyes.  Daniel Serai Ion's face was  as  uurufllod as it had boon a few minutes be-fore.  "It is my intention to punish this mail  ���������st.ni further," said Sir Hugh- "Hid  his indolence boon con fined to myself, I  sluvuld not have condescended oven to  raise my hand against him; but when  Jji'.dy  "W-illoughby's   name  is  not   sacred  from   his   importinonco- ���������"  Scratton's ears     pricked     thcmselvoB  forward.  "L/ady   WiHoughby!"  He   was   all    attention;    the    Baron-?*:  had  seen   this   time   the   sudden   :!������.:u  '���������in  his   eyes,   and,  conscious  of   the  imprudence   of   saying   anything   concerning his wife in such company,  checked  ��������� ���������himself.  Ho moved towards tho door, wh-st-  ling his dog:, Scratton, from under ids  knitted brows, looking at. him keenly  all   tho   while.  "You aro of my miivd?"  "Quite of  your  mind,   Sir  Hugh."  Tihe* Baronet had reached tho (loir,  and his 'hand was already upon the  lock, when the' malicious gleam reappeared in the land-agent's eyes; and  his ihin mouth turned its corners  downwards. '-  "1 hoar that Silas the Hunchback  is lo  be employed  at Oviusby Towers."  ','Bv  whom?"  "By.  Mr.   Percival   Ornisby   himself."  "Porcival Ornisby. returned!"  "Yes. I am employed to superintend the improvements."  Sir Hugh Willoughby's face grow  dark as night for some minutes.  "Well,-he may send for the devil if  he likes, or for ono of his imps, which,  if. ail is true I hear about, this boy  Silas, is one and the same thing. You'll  attend    to   my   instructions?"  "To  the  letter."  Daniel Scratton saw his patron  down-stairs, and bowed him out into  tho street; but no sooner 'had he closed  the door tham he laughed long and  silently, like one who enjoys an excellent joke.  "Come back! Yes, Mr. Ormsby's  come- back; and that's thorn numbar  one for you, Sir Hugh WiHoughby!  And by, this time, Gatford is ringing  with Lady Willoughby's- mysterio.is  journey to London���������thorn number two,  my proud gentleman! To-morrow. Richard Goodcve ' will bo houseless and  hcmeless. Thorns���������thorns that will  pierce the brain and poison the heart!"  "You're a great man, Sir. Hugh, and  ono of tihose who carry their heads wo  high that they' novor'^ see the pitfalls  digging at their foot. But when the  storm "breaks, the spreading branches  of the 'WiHoughby crest shall shiivel  up   likp  leaves  in   fire."  CHArTER  VII.  A  RETROSI-KCTIVE VIEW.  .;)  The reider has doubtless wondered  why the return of his neighbor, Mr.  Oimsby, should have produced so unpleasant an effect upon Sir Hugh Wil-  leug-hby.  Wh.cn Lady WiHoughby was in her  sixteenth year she had received a proposal of mmrriage from rercival Ornisby. a college chum of her brother's and  a playmate of 'hor own-  The Faucourts were poor; and at the  time when the proposal w������:s mule,  Pore-rival was a younger son. Parental  pressure was brought to boar on the  yf i-ng  lady,   and  Porcival   was  refused.  He hurried away to the Continent,  where he was followed by a letter i'r>m  Helen. She was wretched���������dying. She  had never loved, and could never love,  any one but him. Her parents, softened* by the tears and prayers of their  child, had at last consented that���������-.  But why dwell upon it? The letter came  too  late. ���������       -,,  Percival Ormsby, in his . first outburst of indignation against one who  had rejected him, as he believed, on  account of his poverty, had. with a  sort of frenzied bravado, made an offer ��������� of, his hand to another lady, a  young French woman of considerable  personal attractions, and the offer was  immediately   accepted.  '1 he marriage, as might be expected,  proved  an  unhappy ono.  An unhappiness, however, of short  duration; for a year after the pr'o-it  had pronounced his blessing at the  altar. Mrs- Ornisby died in giving birth  !o a child. Cyril, who was now a  ���������handsome boy of eight years of ago.  was his .father's solo companion in his  return   to   Ornisby   Towers.  Helen Fancourt's hand had also been  given   to  another.  The Faneourt family was, as we have  said, poor���������a poverty that was aggravated by tlie reckless conduct and  diss-olute habits of Helen's only  brother.  ���������    A  wild slip.-.vr-as Gerald.  His college bills, in the course of a  few years, had proved enormous. Thoy  wore naid to save his position at col-  logo.  There was (but ono hope for the Fan-  courts���������a,  rich   marriage   for   Helen.  Sir Hugh Willo'.ighby proposed to the  .Fancourts  for their youngest daughter,  and    was   accepted-  Tihe  debts  of   Gerald   Faneourt  we:-e  ���������paid   upon  solemn  promise   of  reformation; and six months'after, ho was dis-  'missed   with  ignominy     from   the   ���������th  Regiment   of   Dragoons,   in   which   his  'father  had   purchased   him   a   commission',  for  cheating at  cards.  (To b������ continued.)  CHILDREN'S COLUMN.  HOMEMADE  SCALES.  A   Pair   That    Can    Be   Made    Easily  ���������   Wiitli String- antl Cardboard.  Some of our boys are always wanting  to do things that call for the exercise of  ingenuity and have a practical result,  and we are going to tell them of something of that kind now, says the Philadelphia Times. The proposition is somewhat startling, but i.s susceptible of  ready demonstration. We are going to  make a good pair of scales out of thread  or twine.  Drive two stout nails about 24 uiches  apart into the edge of a horizontal shelf.  Tie to the nails the two ends of a  thread, say 3 feet G inches in length, in  the exact middle of which you have  made a large knot.  Cut from cardboard two square pieces  to serve as pans and suspend them  from the principal thread by four other  TO BE BEAUTIFUL.  YOU CAN'T GET THIS RECIPE AT THE  NEAREST DRUG STORE. '  THEY WILL WKIGH ACCURATELY,  threads. They should be suspended one  on each side of and about six inches distant from the knot in the center,' and  Ihoir weight will make tlie middle part  of the principal thread assume a horizontal position.  Behind the central part of the thread  place a piece of cardboard and mark  with an arrow the place where the knot  is when the two pans are at rest. Now  put any article you . choose, a dressed  chicken, for example, as the scales are  for household purposes, into one of the  ��������� pans, and, of course, you will disturb  tho equilibrium, the centra} part of the  thread assuming a more or less oblique  position. The knot, therefore, will no  longer hang in front of the arrow,'which  serves as your guide mark.  To bring the knot back to its place in  the center you must put weights in the  empty pan, and when you havo thus  established a balance tbe total of the-  weights will give you the weight of tbe  chicken.  In making this homely balance you  should be guided by tne probable size of  the article to be weighed, using thread,  twine or rope, as may be required. It  may be depended upon to give as accurate service as auy scales that are ������������old  in the stores.  Naming Cartoon..  Ad amusing game for the pastime of  either old or young can be made from  the funny pictures and small cartoons appearing in tbe newspapers and weeklies.  Cut .out the funniest ones, the titles to  which have a double meaning, and pasta  the titles cut from each picture upon  separate tags. When you have, say, two  dozen or more of such pictures, spread  thems on a table before the players,  shuffle the tags with tho various titles  to the pictures and distribute an even  number of them to all playing. The  player who uses up his tags tirst, giving' the names to the proper pictures, is  the winner. This may seem an easy  thing to do, but tbe queer names are  misleading and seem suitable to other  pictures before the comic ideas of the  pictures are understood. Simpler pictures  may be selected for younger players.  But ��������� the game is certain to be accompanied by hard "thinking and laughable  mistakes, besides developing skill in saving names to pictures.  A Warning- to the La*y.  Tou lazy, lazy pussy cats! Ever since your break-  last  You  haven't done a sin.le thins but sit ther&  in tho sun!  I've had to learn my letters,  four of them,  tliia  morning���������'.    '  D and 1* and F and G���������I know them every o_������.  "_?T> tiW-'^l^-' -^^igSS-i^  Do you  know   what   will  happen?    You  all  will  grow up stupid���������  Snowt!al-e,   W'hitey,   Puffball���������if you go on  this  way!  You won't be anything; but cats who cannot read  a letter.  And  when   1   take to  writing books you   won't  know-what they say!  ���������    ���������Christopher  Valentine in  St.   Nicholas.  Strong In Death.  The people on shore were transfixed  with horror. She was about to sink  for the last tiirie. But, stay! The  hero was almost within reach of her  now.   "Give me your hand!" he cried.  "This Is so sud"��������� she gargled, and  the cruel wave engulfed her.���������Philadelphia Press.  Cosmetics Are All Right In Their  Place, and So Arc Clothe*, hut the  Slain . Things Are Health, a Gentle  Disposition and Freedom From  Worry.  "Sis ounces of oil, three ounces of rose-  water, a teaspoonjCul of borax," and so  on and so on, read the girl with her  brows puckered up in a frown. The writer of the recipe for "a beautiful complexion" suggested that this prescription  might be compounded at "the nearest  drug store," as it was "very simple.",  Now, I do believe in rubbing wrinkles  out whenever, one can, for there are a lot  of little lines that taking care will keep  away from the corners of one's eyes, but  "an ounce of prevention" has always  b<>en and always will be "worth a pound  cure." It is better, and really a pleas-  ariter task, to keep the .lines away from  one's face than to chase them away, or  to spend vain hours in trying to, with  cosmetics after they have come and settled themselves.  But beauty does not depend alone upon  the absence of wrinkles. It depends upon  the pleasant voice, the attentive oar, the  sympathetic and 'understanding glance of  the eye. '  Beauty of face and form is indeed a  blessing to either man or woman, but  Dame Nature is rather economical in her  bestowal of such delightful gifts, and it  is left to the' most of us poor mortals to  d.o our best to make up to' the world in  general for her neglect of us by turning  "beauty culturists" not so, much iu the  art of skillfully applying cosmetics, but  in the wider sense���������the sense that embraces thoughtfulness and honesty of  purpose and good health and contentment.  "Bo good and you will be 'beautiful" is  rather a tiresome bit of philosophy, I  know, and I will admit that in, many  cases, though faithfully tried, its outcome is not altogether satisfactory. I  would rather say to the "ugly duckling,"  "Be good, live up to the very best'that is  in you, and you will be loved." And can  beauty win anything better than love?  Health and beauty "are very close, companions. The first part of my' recipe  would run like this: "Try very, very  hard to be healthy." Fresh air. sufficient  sleep, wholesome'food and enough of it,  pure water and a. contented disposition  will do more for tho person of naturally  delicate constitution than mixtures of  drugs that even the wisest doctor could  think of. I have the word, of your family physician, for the truth of this that I  have written.. t>  . .When womenfolk' are left alone at  home, there is- a ^vacation in> the kitchen.  The cook may go'out and spend the "day  if she wishes. "Toast and tea and an  egg" may be the bill of fare fort dinner.  If the one who has dined thus awakens  'next'morning with a headache, she wonders why, and, as it is a "perfect bother  to eat breakfast anyway." breakfast is  left uneaten. As the day wears on there  is a "tired look" about her eyes, and she  resorts to massage because she must  "look fresh", for the musical in the evening. But massage fails to do the work  in this case.  Of course, the most of us are willing  to forgive beauty many things. For a  time at least we do not mind' if the truly  beautiful woman is a bit selfish and self  willed. It is born in the heart of man  and- woman to pay tribute to beauty.  But only for a time. I say, are we willing  to sacrifice for beauty#"s sake alone. Yes.  I have quite conic to the conclusion beauty needs something moro than a smooth  brow, bright eyes, a perfect little mouth  and nose to sustain it aud make it "a  joy forever."  George Sand has put into words this,  which many' of us have also come to  know is true: "The beauty that addresses  itself to the eyes is only the spell of the  moment: the eye of the body is not always that of the soul."  Physical beauty is greatly dependent  upon common sense. Common sense will  not change a feature, to be sure, or make  one's stature taller or shorter, but it will,  if applied to exercise and daily habits,  bring about round and pink cheeks, an  easy and graceful carriage and a general  improvement in one's appearance.    Com  mon sense brought to . bear will make-  one's troubles less burdensome, if it does  not drive them away entirely. Somebody has said that "life is never as good'  as we hope, but never as bad as we  fear." Recall this when you are greatly  worried, and if the thought does not afford a certain amount of comfort then  you haven't a grain of philosophy in  your make up, which is a sorry thing for  you and your friends.  Worry is a great foe to beauty���������not  the sensible and reasonable reckoning of  things and careful planning about ways ���������  and means, but the grieving over ��������� what  cannot be helped and the foolish fearing  of what may happen. If you think the ���������  "don't worry" advice is foolish, put it.to  the test. I am quite certain you will be  surprised when you find how well it  works in many cases.  If you would be beautiful���������-this* is the  second ingredient of my recipe���������do not  be envious or spiteful. All the wealth '  and talent in the world will fail to gain  you that place in the hearts of your'  friends or secure for you the share of admiration that might be yours if your  wealth and^ talents were only coupled  with kindly traits. In a woman a gentle  disposition counts for so very," very  much.    It really helps to beautify.  Clothes, as a matter of fact, cannot  be overlooked, or should not be overlooked, by the seeker after beauty. It is  well for a woman' to wear a gown cut in  a becoming fashion and of a becoming ,  color.    It is well to be "well 'groomed."  The third part of my beauty recipe,  therefore, calls for a good am6unt of  "grooming."' The prettiest woman imaginable cannot be attractive with, a  dowdy .bodice, hair that is not brushed  and a complexion that shows neglect  only too plainly.  ��������� Then to be beautiful I would - suggest  the cultivation of a kindly disposition, a  determination not to worry over anything that cannot be cured by worry and  a> liberal application ,of soap and water  and frequent doses of fresh air and exer-0  ciso. Cosmetics? Oh, yes, cosmetics are  good in their place, but their place comes  after and not before my recipe.���������Margaret Hannis in St. Louis Republic.  For a cold on the chest there is no better-specific for most persons than well  boiled or" roasted onions both for a  cough and,for the clogging of the bronchial tubes, which is usually, the cause  of the cough. If eaten freely at-the outset of a cold, they will break up even a  serious attack.        '  An Cnilomary.  "At this juncture," said tho honorable  member from Tbun'derhead county, opening a pamphlet that lay upon his desk,'  "let .me quote from - my distinguished  friend, the Hon. John Louis Webster,  who said a fow months-ago in' spouking  upon this question these memorable '  words"- .    -     ��������� '   -  Hero ho, road two or thieo pages from   i  tho pamphlet.  "And   this   brings  me."  be  proceeded,  "to'the consideration .of the main point at  .  ��������� issue." , -     ----------  "Yes!" shouted * an'unfriendly hearer.  "That shows the force/of habit. You  couldn't' travel, even to the consideration  of your main point, except.us a dead-;  head."���������Chicago Tribune.  Sho \V_llte������l With   Wordsworth.  There has just died at Leeds Mrs.  Richard Reynolds, who distinguishes,  herself as a student of natural science, and who numbered among her former acquaintances some of the great  men of tbe present century. She  knew Wordsworth, and used often to ,  walk with him in the. garden attached to his Lakeland home. She was  also acquainted with Coleridge, Livingstone, John Bright and other men  of eminence. Her knowledge of old  Quaker families was very extensive  and only within the past month she  was asked to write an account of the  Friends   in   "Westmorland.  Curiosity Satisfied.  Burly Tramp���������Wot's th' good of a little dog like that?  Mrs. Rural���������To keep off tramps.  "He, ,he!    ���������/ot kin that little critter-  do?"  "fie" can bark: that will wake up the  big dogs under the porch."  "Y-e-s, mum. Good day, rnum."���������  New York Weekly.  IS  IT THE-KIDNEYS  THAT ARE DERANGED?  If so uric uot<* poison is in your syst-im n  sot the kidiioys rights��������� Dr. CH'tsi-Vt Ki  mid'cure all uric itcid  troubles.  The most painful, the most fatal and  consequently tbe most dreaded diseases  of tbe human body are causerl by the  presence of urn acid in the b ood.  Uric acid is tbe name piven to the  foul, poisonous impurities which are  left iu the blood when the kidneys are  deranged and uuable to per.'orm their  duty cf filtering the blood.  So long as the kidnoys are in perfect  health the uric acid is parsed out of the  body "by way of tbe bladder and the  bleed is kept pure and clean.  When there aie severe body pain?,  headache, backache or weakness in the  hack; when the skin becomes yellow,  dry and hard, when the urine contains  deposits, is thick, or irregular ;twhen  there is stomach trouble and pains  about the heart; when you feel weak,  dizzy and become languid and despon-  ent; you can put the cause down to  uric acid in the blood resulting from  deranged kidneys.  The nature of your ailment will be  decided by your constitution. Tbe  poison left in the blood will find lodgment in the weakest part and set up  some dreadful disease. It may be  Brigbt'a disease,diabetes or dropsy. It  may be the twauging pains of rheuma  tism. It may be chronic stomach  troubles or bladder ailments. Whatever  the form of disease this  poisoned blood  nd you<* sullVviiijfs ivill'btt s-rt'iit until you  iliiey-l.iv������r Pills'make tlie kidneys h*uUl������y...  may cause the cure cau only be brought    ���������  about, by setting the kidneys right.  The experience of tens of thousands  of men and women in. Canada and the  United States *. oints to Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills as the meat effective  means of setting the kidneys ri-^ht.  No other kidney medicine can produce  so much irrefutable evidence nf its  wondeiful curative virtue. No other  kidney medicine has received such  nearly endorsation from physicians.  Nor is this to be wondered at when it  is remembered that Dr. Chase is a  prince among physicians.  Nature has only provided one means  of keeping the blood free from uric acid  poisons���������the kidneys. Nature's most  effective invigcrators of the kidneys are  contained in Dr. Chase's Kidney-JLiver  Pills.  Purely vegetable in composition,  scientifically prepared from the great  formula of Dr. A. W. Ohase, thoroughly tested in thousands of severe cases,  wonderfully efficient in all diseases  caused by uric acid in the blood, Dr.  Chase's-Kidney-Liver Pills stand alone  as the world's greatest kidney medicine.  They prevent and cure disease by ridding poisonous impurities from the  blood. One pill a dose, 25 cents box,  at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates &  Oo , Toronto. ^  MY  LODGING     IS     ON  GROUND.  THE    COLD  My lodging it is on the Cold ground,  and very hard is -my fare,  ' But that which troubles me most is  the unlcindness of my dear,    ���������  Yet still I cry, O turn, Love,  and I prcthce Love turn to me,  For thou art the Man that I long for,  and'alack, what remedy?  I'll .Crown thee with a Garland of straw then,  and I'll Marry thee with a Rush ring,  My frozen hopes' shall thaw then,  and merrily we will Sing,  O turn to me, m.v dear Lo.e,  and prethee Love turn to mc,  For thou art the Man that alone canst  procure my Liberty.  But if thou wilt harden thy heart still,  "    and be d-if to my pittyful moan,  '' Then I must endure the smart, still,  and tumble in straw alone,  Yet still 1 cry, 0 turn, Love,  and I prethee Love turn to me,  For thou art the Man that alone art  the cause of my misery.  .   ���������"The Rivals." '  IOCS.  *$*4*$*<$+<$+<$>++$>+<$>+<$>*S>������$+<$>i  j  f.  ft  HOW A. DOG'S VISION WAS VERIFIED BY A CLAIRVOYANT.  "Well, sir," said-Crampton, ."when it  qpmes to the ghost business, I suppose I  ' have had as varied an experience as any  man of my age in the country."  ��������� "And-you came'in time," said Farwell,  "to disbelieve in the whole supernatural  business, of courseV" -  "I cannot say that I came to any positive conclusion, but I think, on the contrary, that  I was' led to abandon some  very, positive conclusions which were not  unlike   those   which, you" seem   to   bold.  One was that because I could not see or  hear a thing nobody else could.    I' never  worked out a bit of satisfactory evidence  of supermundane interference by an investigation.    But, like everybody else who  goes into,this sort Of thing, I ran up at  last against a stone wall and then hauled  off. ,  The  disturbers   refused   to  disturb  when I was in the haunted house., The  pale blue light didn't lighten..   .The-foot-  steps  in  the   hallway  were' silent. ' The  cold  air  refused  to   blow  even   when   I  turned the lights down at midnight.   The  blood stains always turned out under the  microscope, to 'be oxide of iron, just as  miliar proceedings of such a search. But  eveiytliing was right and tight, not a rat  or loose board, window shutters hooked  tight and the sashes fastened, not the  slightest evidence that vermin or any  kind of intruder could have got into the  room, and there was no warrant for believing that Hubo and tho cat would  have been terror stricken at any terrestrial intrusion.  "Finally  we   returned  to  our  original  positions, made Hubo lie down again on  the rug. gave (ho tiro a poke and waited  to see if wo could induce a repetition of  the disturbance.    But. of course, that is  something  which.   I   stipposp you   know,  never can  bo done, and about 1  o'clock  we wont to hod.    I don't,think we,either  of us said much about it to the family the  -next day, for fear that (hoy would naturally   attribute  it  to  the  whisky   bottle.  But as soon as Petlus" and I got together  in the library,we fell to talking about it,  to the neglect of our work, and, to my astonishment, Pettus, instead of (rying to ���������  find any rational explanation of it, .coolly  assured   me that   there  was  no sort of  doubt that some terrifying thing had gone  across mj- room only visible to the animals.    You can understand that such an  easy assumption would bring.on an argument, and Pettus amazed me stjll more  by saying that any other proof that tho  evidence of the animals' actions was not '  needed.    'I think,' said he, 'that it is a  kind of protective clairvovance they have.  If, you  have over boom in a caravan' on  the Great desert at night, you will remember some of the strange experiences  when the thin line of camels huddle closer and every, cameleer takes warning  from these beasts that there are lurking  close in the douse darkness strange,djans  and affrites. ���������,I saw in southern Morocco  the .'astonishing spectacle of a caravan  stopped at night and cut. in two by a  great gap, while the latter half of it  waited for an invisible procession to pass  through.'  whole journey very much like a woman  pursued by some unmentionable horror.  "I am not a man." said Crampton. "to  be'' scared by the visions of an uneducated woman, but when she corroborated  some kind of clear vision in two animals  I began to feel creepy whenever I was  left alone in that dining room, and I  quietly made up my mind that there  might be more things in our atmosphere  than are dreamed of in our philosophy."  "Did anybody else ever get a shock  there?" asked Farwell.  "No." said Crampton. "That end of  the house was burned down while I was  in  England."���������New  York Post.   -  ,   Wouldn't Affect Him.  "I see that a collar" and cuff trust has  been formed," remarked the officeholder  who was noted for doing the "boss'"  bidding.  "But that won't affect you," returned  his constituent promptly.  "How so?"  "It doesn't include political party collars."���������Chicago Post.  An Old  Offender.  "All this, I dare say," observed Crampton, "sounds very fanciful and mediaeval,  just as it did to me, and the smile on  your face is'a reflection of the same superior incredulity that I wore myself.  ���������Well, Pettus .went back to Louisiana,  and the whole thing passed out of mind  as the year rolled by. But--at the beginning of the summer Tho Journal of Psychologic Knowledge asked me to prepare  a paper on a woman of the name of.Tib-  bits, who was attracting a good deal of  attention at that .time as a clairvoyant.  I,called on her. She was living in a sh'ib-  by genteel quarter ou Varick street and  had already been overrun by reporters  and doctors. I found her an uneducated  woman of about 30, lymphatic, unvoli-  tional and very impressionable, but rath-  the 'ellilr'of "theV clTirVoyants Turned 'out! ie.r shrinking .from public attention' and a  Judge���������What's the charge, officer?  - Officer Chinckbug���������Refused to retire at  curfew, yer honor!���������New York Journal.  to be hypophosphates.    Slade bafHed.me.  but never convinced  me.    Home disappointed me, and the-materializing circles'  ��������� wearied me. ��������� If any man tried patiently  and fearlessly to*see a ghost, I did,"  ���������*    "And." said Farwell. with considerable,  satisfaction, "you arrived at the sensible  .conclusion   that- a   ghost   never   is  seen."  That's what-'I said."     ���������* .  "No,"  replied  Crampton:    t'l came to  the conclusion that ghosts are seen."  -Farwell laughed.     "It   was some ma-  - hatma, or, more likely, 'a gray eyed sibyls  not at all ghostly bet self"���������  "No," said Crampton.    "It was a dog  that led me to that conclusion.    In I&7-,  you   will, remember,   I   bought   that   old  house just out of Chambersburg. in Pennsylvania.  , You will recall the big dining  room,   with   its   old   fashioned   fireplace,  and you may recall my mastiff, Hubert���������  'Hubo,'   we   called' him.     There   wasn't  anything mysterious about the house.   It  was one of those old fashioned colonial  affairs" without   any   special/ traditions  of   interest  and   unassociated   with   any  crimes that I ever heard of.    .Nothing occurred   in   it   to  disturb   a   pleasant  life  that I led there with my family until the  winter of IS���������.    Dave Pettus had come  down and had  been  visiting us for several weeks.    The fact is,  we were doing  some work together on a book for which  we  had   a  contract.     It  was  about  (he  early  history  of. Louisiana,   and   Pettus  had accumulated a great bulk of material  ,for the purpose.    He and I used to sit before that big fireplace at night, after the  family had retired, and discuss our work,  with a bottle of old whisky on the table.  ["V Nearly  always  Hube   would   lie'on   the  rug before the Ore, and Alice's  big cat  would be pretty sure to be asleep on the  cushioned   bench   at   the   corner  of   the  chimney.    One night, while we were talking about Lafitte and General Jackson,  Hube growled ominously, jumped up and,  backing against my chair, began to bark  violently and exhibit unmistakable signs  of terror.     The cat, with her fur standing on end. made a. break for the.closed  door  and  began  to cry  piteously  to get  out.     The   disturbance   was   so   sudden  that Pettus and I. were startled.    There  r<-stood  the dog with his .tail drawn down  between  his  legs,   his   nose   pointing  at  the southeast corner'of the-room'and his  head  slowly turning as he barked, as if  his eyes were following something that  iwas slowly crossing the room diagonally  (to the northwest corner, and all the'time  he  was. pushing against  my  chair  with  his hind quarters.    He finished this performance, when tho object of his oxcite-  fment had evidently disappeared, by walking over the trail with his nose down to  (the   northwest  corner  of  the   room  and  there giving a farewell bark to the wain-  [scoting.  "I   took  a   lantern  and   went  outside,  'ettus following me.    There was-a light  kfall  of  snow   on  the  ground   and   not  a  ibreak  in it  anywhere of a  footprint or  (carriage  wheel.     The   dog,    instead   of  searching  for   trespassers,   appeared   to  pe relieved to get out of the house, and  *hen   we went back  it  was  with  some  lifficulty that I got him in-again.   But he  utterly   refused   to   go   into   the   dining  room.     As for the cat,  she disappeared  ffor three days.    'It's the most  extraordinary   performance   I   ever  saw,'   I   re-  larked to Pettus.  'and I can't imagine  fcvhnt the cause of it was.'  'Something passed across your room,'  fcaid  Pettus.     'That  is  unmistakable  to  ie."  "Then we diligently examined the room,  shaking the curtains, inspecting the  vainscoting, moving the furniture, sound-  ig the floor and going through all the fa-  little afraid of her own powers, which in  a. purely scientific sense presented a most  -remarkable case -of clear sight.    I .satisfied'myself that the woman had no fraudulent  intent,  had,  indeed,  a most excellent moral character.    She was singularly candid  in avowing her own ignorance  and equally disinclinedto be made a subject'of  public discussion..   She did   not  prescribe,   had   no  nostrums  to  sell  nnd  never.   I   believe,   overcame   her   repugnance to the trance condition.    She had  lost, her husband some years before and  lived' upon   a   small   annuity   which  was  -sufficient - to    support'   her    comfortably,  With economy.    Here, was a rare opportunity to study a physical and perhaps a  psj'chical  phenomenon  that  was already  eliciting the' wonder of the psychologists  in  'France   and   Germany   and   was   not  at  all   confused ' with   any   spiritualistic  claims.    In  June Mrs. Tibbits came to  Chambersburg   and   became   my   guest.  She, proved a, very acceptable inmate of  the house,   was fond  of children,  lent a  willing   hand   in   the   domestic   arrangements   and    proved   a   modest,   retiring,  methodical  woman, who gave herself to  the scientific experiments with something  like a  mild  protest.-   Dr.:J.  and  I succeeded   in   eliminating   everything   of   a  supernatural character from  the investigation, and hers proved to be a remarkable case of unsuspected visual function.  She   undoubtedly   did   in   certain   conditions .read   a   book   which   was   pressed  against the  back of her head  when her  eyes were blindfolded "andat other times  recognized  different faces in  total darkness, but she made no claim of communication  with departed spirits and scouted  the whole spiritualistic business.  One night Dr. J., my  wife,  Mrs. Tib-  bits   and   I   were   sitting   in   the   dining  room.    It must have been quite early in  the evening.     We were  listening to  the  doctor  narrate some of  his  army  experiences.    We sat in a careless semicircle  between   the   dining  table   and   the   big  fireplace,  which  was now closed with a  screen.    Mrs.  Tibbits was in  the middle  of the circle with hor back to the table.  Hubo,  the dog.  I   should  have  told  you,  . had died a  month or two  before.    I  noticed'that-Mrs.   Tibbits,   who   was   very  much interested in what the doctor was  telling   us,   kept   looking   behind   her   at  intervals,   as   one   will   when   somebody  ahnoyingly    interrupts    a    conversation.  Suddenly   she   stood   up,   turned   around  and, in  an attitude of intense eagerness  and terror, stared into the southeast corner of the room.     My wife jumped  up,  crying out,  "What is the  matter?"  and  both the doctor and I rose quickly. There  she stood, her elbows drawn up, her eyes  seeming to project and  the lines of her  mouth   rigidly   constricted,   so   that   she  showed her teeth.    Thou her head turned  slowly   as   if   following   something   that  was crossing the room diagonally.    Tho  doctor caught  hold  of her. quickly,  and  she swooned .away in his arms.    We got  her up stairs as quickly as possible, and  the doctor and my wife worked over her  well into the night.    She appeared to be  overcome  with   mortal  terror,  nor could  any of us elicit the slightest information  as to the nature of the apparition, that  had frightened her.    My own appeals to  her thc next morning were of little avail.  I  asked  her to   be  rational  and   for my  sake describe what she saw. But she only  shuddered and said,  "Something terrible  crossed your room." "What was it like?"  I   asked.     "I  don't   know,"   sho  replied.  "I never saw anything like it before.    I  must got away from here today."    This  was unbearably aggravating, but nothing  conid   induce   her   to  stay  in   the   house,  and the day after the occurrence I took  her to the station, she acting during the  Worldly Wise.  "Did you mean to say, dat you done gib  me de mitten 'kase I dresses too neat an  han'somo?" asked  Mr.  Erastus Pinkley.  "Dat's whut I mean to say," answered  Miss Miami Brown. "I likes to look at  dem good clo'es. but I isn't gwinter take  no contrack ter'he'p buy 'em fob de res'  er my life."���������Washington Star.  Domestic "Repartee.  She���������I always speak out when I have  anything to say.  He���������Yes. but the trouble is that you  do not limit (yourself to speaking out  when you have anything to say.���������Chicago  Times-Herald. ' ,; *  No Mer'cy'Fop Him,  "The Boers have caught, one of those  young English lords who go on tbe  stage."  "That would appear'to call for a firing  squad and a violent death."���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  Fop Emergencies.   -  "Dobley has just bought the latest dictionary for his wife."  "Yes: he said something might come  up she'd .want to know about some time  when he didn't happen to be at home."���������  Life.  of the 21 plays contained G2 acts and 732  scenes,   but   altogether   they   fcK>ast   that  number.     But  all   this  does   not  belong  here, and I beg pardon for the digression.  If I am not mistaken, I mentioned in the  beginning that I had written a play.    It  was  not a five act tragedy,  or a three  act comedy; oh, no, only a modest little  one act piece bad  flowed from my pen,  and when I saw what I had done���������behold  it   was  very   good.     No   wonder  that  I  quickly decided to deprive tho world do  longer of this enjojmient, nor myself, ol  the laurels of fame.    I had the little jslay  neatly copied and sent it to a theatrical  publisher.    At that  time' I  had  not .the  sad experience of today.    I was innocent  enough to think theatrical publishers and  agents   read   the   effusions   of   unknown  authors; therefore I was not a little surprised to have my play returned to  me  after   about  four   weeks,   with   a   polite  printed letter, in which the publisher informed rae that he had  no use for the  play.    The first day I was very much do-  pressed, the second  annoyed; finally,  on  the third day,  I came to the conclusion  that "that ass of a publisher" knew nothi  ing about it, packed up my play again  and sent it to another. ��������� '    '  The same result, with the difference  that the second publisher sent back the  MS. not prepaid, so I called him a  "blockhead," who knew less than ,the  first, and sent it off to a third.  But this one also sent ' it back���������this  time registered and not prepaid. I laid.  it aside in silent resignation.  Some time after chance took me to a  large town and another chance led to my  acquaintance with a manager of a theater, who by chance was.staying 'there.  As a matter of course I did not neglect  this combination of lucky chances. . I  gave him my little play- which I, by  another chance, had' by me; and he promised me to read it as soon as possible.  He kept his word * sooner then I expected, for the next day he wrote .me he  was delighted with the play and would  bring it out with pleasure, if I would not,  require a royalty. Inclosed was a formula- for a postoffice money order for 18  marks 5 pfennige, made out to the manager, the price of 12 tickets.  How shabby!. I would not insist upon  the royalty.    What did that matter?    I  would also take the 12 tickets���������one .irmst  encourage art���������but the 5 pfennige, which  is the postman's perquisite for delivering  the money, -' he might  have managed to  pay  himself.     If his  postscript had- not  contained   an  invitation   to  the first rehearsal   oftmy  play,   to  take  place  the  next day but one, I do not know, what-I'  should have done, but as it was'I swallowed my irritation and sent the money,.,  The day dawned.    The rehearsal was  set for 11 o'clock., At 7 I was up.    The-  evening before I had looked through Les-"  sing's "Dramaturgie" and .Klein's "History of the Drama" and over the many  obscure passages  I  had -become a  little  stupider than I,usually am.   At half,past  9 I could stand my room, no longer and  went out of doors.    Seven-times. I walked up and down the street in which the  ���������theater was, the eighth  time 1 ventured  ' lty given by a pa(ron of art the evening-  before, are seriously indisposed."  The messenger expressed himself much  less  deJicately,   but out  of consideration  f. -imy readers   I have revised his words.  This answer struck me dumb.    I really-  thought my .patience was now at an end  and I should withdraw,,the play, but one"  is often mistaken and particularly often  in oneself.     At first I  firmly decided to  have the whole thing given upr After an  hour I thought I  would only threaten to  withdraw,  and at  last came to the conclusion to leave things as the}" were.  ���������    But   I   would   not   attend   another  re-  ���������be'arsal.    I  was firm on  that point,' and  solemnly I swore it by the head of Patro-  clus and the virtue of the 11,000 virgins.  Every  oho  of iny  readers  will   expect  that I went, after all, and. sure enough, J  did go, after a long explanation with th������  manager, who came himself to see me.  This   time   neither  tricky   fortune  nor  bad faith intervened.   Everything was. in--  place, tho troupe assembled, tho stage-ia  order.    I took my place in the manager's *  chair,   beside  the  prompter's  box. ,   The "  bell rang, i-the prompter opened his book, ���������  jy_d the first scene of my first play began   ;  fts first rehoarsal.  What I .expected occurred. Nobody  knew one word. The first actor spoke  the first sentence in such a manner ,as to  give a totally wrong meaning. The sec-,  ond, whose opening words were "Ventr*  Saint Gris.'V understood,,Henry IV's favorite oath to be a person, and interrupted the rehearsal with the remark  that the .representative of M.- St. Gris  had not yet -arrived. The third did, not  come in at the proper place, and when ne;  was asked-'.the reason he contended thai  he had not had his cue,' which was ha-  ha-ha. \.  "That is.'laughtor," I cried.  .'   "Of     course,"     he     answered,     '.'but -  Sehmitt laughed ho-he-he, instead of ha-  ha-ha. and. how could I know that it wa������: :"  my cue ?"        .     ., , - ,- . ,,-,,  I cast up myeyes to'hoayen'in despair.  For 'a- time   I   looked   on   quietly,   but'   '  when each scene showed more and  more  plainly .the .performers' atrocious  memo-   '  ries  L was seized  with  intense, nervous- ' ,  ness  and   was   only   kept  from   an   outbreak by-a feeling that I should be laughed at.   But when one of the actors ren- ,  dered the  horrified^ exclamation,  "What,  deserters in .iny house!" by "What honor  for my house!" spoken in joyful accents  and with a pleasant smile, then the bar<(   '.'���������  riers of artistic calm were broken down.      "  I   laid   dOfWn. the , blue   pencil   and   an.-  ndunced the rehearsal at an end.  % .-"That-" is.   impossible,"    protested' th������  manager from the audience.    "The pn>  ..grammes   are   printed,   tho   play   is   to-  mght." .,-..'-  " ��������� '"Never!" I cried.  .. "Oh,v- yes, < yes," he said soothingly1* . ���������  "they will 'learn their lines this, after- -  noon. ��������� We must give the play."  I  saw there was  nothing" to  be done    ���������  arid left the place, brooding'revenge. ,    '"���������'���������"���������  IIoweycrv in. the evening I felt I must,  be .present'.    I 'had made up my mind not    \  tO''gov_ but T^ccutld not stay at home.-,  ' The  house,''was   well   filled.     Many  oi    \  as far as the entrance and by the tenth J I my friends aWd acquaintances had come.  THE  MAGIC  LETTER.  There was a little maiden once.  In fairy days gone by.  Whose every thought and every word  Always began with "I"���������  "I think," "I know," "I wish," "I say,"  "I like," "I want," "I will." 1  From morn lo night, from day to day,  "I" was her burden still.  Her schoolmates would not play with her.  Her parents tried in vain  To teach her better, and one day,  Poor "1" cried out in pain.  "Help me, O fairies!" he besought.  1       "I'm worn to just a thread.  Do save me from this dreadful child.  Or I shall soon be dead!"  The fairies heard and heeded too.  They caught poor "I" away  And nursed him unto health again  Through many an anxious day.  And in his place they deftly slipped  A broader, stronger letter. ���������  "The more she uses'that," they said,  With roguish smiles, "the better."  The little maiden wept and sulked  At first and would not speak,,  But she grew tired of being dumb,  And so, within a week.  She used the substitut     and, lol  Ilcr playmates crowded round.  Dor parents smiled, and all were pleased  To hear this novel sound.  She'grew to use it steadily  And liked it more and more.  It came to fill a larger place  Than "i" liau done before.  And each year found tlie little maid '  More kind and sweet and true.  What was the magic letter's name?   '  Why, can't you guess?   'Twas "Ul"  ' ���������Boston Beacon.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  MY FIRST-PLAY.-  000  000  000  000  000  000   000   "  OOO   A Story Showing How  ������������������' Art Is One Thing  ������������-������   And Its Rendition Q,uite  000   Another.  OOO    .__  000  ���������=���������  OOO  OOO  OOO  BY KARL PAULI.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  I once wrote a play, unfortunately not  my only one; since then I have sinned  similarly a number of times. Perhaps  the gentle reader may have seen my  name on some theater programme. If he  then neglected attending the performance,  he made a great mistake, in my bumbli*  opinion, and I advise him as a friend to  make it good at the next opportunity,  particularly as the German stage managers, who underrate my merits, very  seldom give one of my works, which has  not prevented my writing 21 plays, with  02 acts and 732 scenes. To prevent mistakes allow me to remark that not each  took a bold resolution and walked in  Oh, how desolate the great hall looked!  It* was a rather low class smoking theater. Empty and half empty beer glasses  stood on the tables which filled the hall  lit space. Cross looking waiters, with  their shirt sleeves rolled up, moved about  between the rows of chairs. The curtain  was half raised, and on the dark stage  stood all sorts of furnitur* in wild confusion.  An unpleasant feeling overcame me,  Was this tho golden gate of the temple ol  art? I ordered a glass of beer. It was  very bad. It was hot yet 10 o'clock. At  10 I ordered a second glass. It was still-  worse. The minutes dragged along on  leaden feet. I took up a paper, but found  no sense in what I road. To this day 1  do not know whether the newspaper 01'  my condition of mind was in fault.  A quarter to 11. They must come  _oon.  Ever* tiraa the door opnned I started  up from my place, always In v_m���������not t  single actor appeared.  Eleven struck. The door opened. I  rose to greet the manager.  It was a newspaper boy.    I threw the  unhappy one a look  which  would have  slain an ox, if it were possible to slay ar,  \x with looks. , ������������������-..���������  A quarter past 11.  I nervously studied the hands of my  watch.   Ten more minutes passed.  I ordered another glass of beer in ordei  to ask the waiter when rehearsals usually began here. An- inarticulate grunt  gave me to understand-that he did not  know himself. I decided to give .him  only 5 pfennige. tip out of revenge.  At last the manager appea'"*-*  "A thousand pardons, my dear sir!" he  cried. "The rehearsal is impossible today.  My wife is busy with the wiish,' and as it  is necessary in the piece that"���������  '"What!    The wash is necessary in the  piece V" I asked.  "Oh, no; my wife���������and she is washing  today," he replied.  "Ah. your wife is a washerwoman?" I'  said, with some malice.  '"What?" be returned, looking suspiciously at me.  My blood boiled. "I must infer from  your words," I answered, "that she considers the drama a secondary matter"���������  "What are 3-011 thinking of?" he interrupted me. "My wife is an actress, a  very fine actress���������but on washing duyi  You know what women are."  I did not know���������then.  "Besides," he went on, "it is not so  serious. On your account I arranged  several rehearsals; ordinarily a piece like  that is knocked into shape with one. But  come tomorrow morning, and we will  really set to work."  After some hesitation I finally promised to put in an appearance, and the  next day I arrived five minutes after the  appointed time.  Again in vain. Neither actor nor manager was to be seen.  I waited patiently for half an hour.  At last I persuaded a boy who chancoi1  to be present to go for a consideration t(  the manager and ask about tho rehearsal  In 15 minutes he returned with the answer, "The manager and the entire theatrical company, having attended a festiv-  The performance began and ended as I  I expected-���������it'",'was an utter failure, and'  even though-the curtain fell amid loud  applause Iknew for that I only had to  thank ,the, ignorance of tho audience and,  the,, resounding, brazen hands of my  friends, why ���������crowned their good natnred?  efforts by enthusiastically calling me be-,  fore the curiam.  The hpur.^of ,rovenge and triumph had-  come/    I almost lost both, for I did not.  know the curtain had been raised, and sc-  stepped with  unexpected  suddenness before'- the  public.     This  confused   me.- - 1' '  looked  at the people stupidly and said-,  "Good evening!"  "Good .evening," replied tho astonished audience with one voice. But by this  time I had ..regained my self possession  and went on quickly:  "Ladies- ,1nd Gentlemen���������Flattering ae  your appreciation is, and gla'dly as 1  would take it to myself, I must regretfully, decline, .to-accept your praise, which '  belongs entirely to the performers whe  by their, interpretation have completely  metamorphosed my play, whether to it*  advantage, or disadvantage I do not venture to. decide."  -A long paiise. Then amid* the Iaughtei  of the entire .audience tho curtain fell,  and I-found'it advisable to retire qulcklj  .from-'the congratulations of the company,  who hastened'toward me from tho wings  Involuntarilyji thought of Schiller wher  he left the theater after the first per-  'formauce of fiWallonstein" and mother*  lifted up -their children to see the famous poet, t also saw something lifted���������  but it "fwas^;not children.���������Translated  IFrom the German For Short Stories.  . >Y_ei-e, It rtniriH l-'roprs.  Every once in awhile -stories are  brought'out'trbotit extraordinary showers of fish, of bloody snow, etc., the  latest thirrg being of :i ship captain far  opt on/tho AtbHitic who ran into a dust  .shower so heavy he had to set his crew  shoveling the- dust from the decks  when the-, weight began to get. dangerous.    To'this be there added a tale:  It  rains  frogs  in  Arizona.    The old ;  liiners believe there is no doubt of it, -,-  though they cannot explain whence the  frogs, were originally "lifted."    But this- ,  much is straight���������let there be a summer rain along the line of the southern  Pacific in  southwestern  Arizona,  aud  behold  tlie  next  morning every  little  ��������� pool has a myriad of little lean green  frogs with marvelous croaking powers.  They don't wait for nightfall like their  more civilized .brothers elsewhere, but  keep up the music by clay as by night.  They   live   where   water   comes   only  about once a year.    They   can't  live  over the interim  under the sun baked;  black  rocks.    They assuredly  haven't  hopped  from  the  Colorado river,  and  they are all of a size to boot.    If they  didn't come from  the ground or from  the river,  they must have come from  the skies.  And  that's v'mt tho  Hass-ivamuera  (irmly believe.  ,-*������������������  'i'l  'I I  j I  ��������� 4  0      : Si  -    - IT  i  I  I ���������;'���������**;.-  M  .U..L.  >��������� >  ii  .-.--3- -5:  ���������-It  ���������if-'r'-C"-  '������������������Jl!-'  lit:  -'it ft-  :i!|-  #,:  ���������IN''  ���������j'ji  J*!1*'-:  iii:-  -.--*������>'  -vfrj  3 >  '���������(-'  ^���������.rWHRjO������Ar,t CRtAM PC ���������TAATAB.POVI'UtK  CREAM  \Highest Honors, World's Fair  r Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  /Avoid Halting Powtloi    containing  , alum. .."JCHcy urc Injurious lo health.  .TUB- CUMBERLAND NKWg  .ISSUED, EVERY  TUESDAY.  JDXSi. 3B. Bnfcerson, Bbftor.  ff_r Advertisers who want th.?ir ad  ..changed, should get copy,in,by  1_ 2 a. npi. day,before, issue.  .SirbacribiBrs    failing      to   receive     The  j^kwb regularly wtficQiiftsr. a. fuvcr by . uoti  - ying   *he   office;  ,Jqfe Work Strictly CO.: D.  <-.T-ea*sAe������t.;A.ds *���������������&��������� in Advance.  ���������TUESDAY, -AUG. 14th, 1-900.  ' :lA-anoth���������i;-eglvumn may.be .seen  <va-statement made by ���������ascientist.-re-  ogarding birds, which :shaulcl   cause;  everyone -to seiiousl-y    study the-  (problem of bird life in   relation  to  .,agriculture..   .A   few     people are.  ; a ware tbat birds are   beneficial  in  ,one-way-or .another,   to ;mankind.'  .���������Fewer, still know, or   partly  know,  -that;ALL birds are so.    Many.have  ��������� ������' dim conception -.that  some  few  }birds destroy -noxious 'insects  and  <cl,a!sfil,th.ei^arge majority   as   either  -.useless or,destructive,  while   prob-  ;ably   nine-tenths iof    the   human  rXace ..never   giv_   -the -subject    a  though.   The recent disastrous in-  \Vasion -of cut worms   in this   prov-  5in^,^a.94i'1t1-e incalculable   damage  \tbay;have wrought an   their   pere-  <grinations,   has .brought   to  light  tSUriousff actsin regard -to''birds ,-that  shskve  been   partly   known   to' the  v*wtiter.for-spme time,;and   have en-  , co-uraged. hirnrto.:proceed with the  -WEitin.g of certain   .papers   on  the  .Subject of the-relation   oLbirds   to  ^agriculture which'-he has  long had  -.in contemplation.    We will   begin  ���������vTirith ^thatt.?ii\ioh. despised, execrated,.  t?nd'hunted member of the   feathered   tribe���������--the   crow.    First    we  -will-.relate what has been told us in  tthedast few   days       A  prominent  ifajrmer of the valley, who  has lost  -.nearly jill hie crops by   the  worm,  '.has still a fine crop of fruit, apples  ;and pears, the trees of  which  the  worms a few days ago had attacked  -\viciously,   and   in   such   numbers  that .he was confident that the next  ���������night would see   them   stripped of  both  fruit   and   foliage.    A  large  ���������flbok.oi crows happened along  just  :after'the trees were   attacked  and  ���������spent the rest of   the day   in   the  torchard, with the   result   that  the  trees are still hearing   their leaves  &nd fruit  and. Mr. worm   took in-  Xi-da passage for the   far    off   land.  'That farmer had been in   the habit  ,of shooting at the   crows   whenever  they came about his   place   hut  he  ���������Sfill now protect   them    faithfully.  Ano her farmer of  Denman   had a  .similar experience with   a   field of  parrots.    Abuut half were destroyed  -#rljeu p.ro\y.$ happened to   espy    tlie  ������vorms, and alighting  on the  field  t-jf-y completely cleared it of  post fa  ,md saved him the remainder of the  ^ zr-.)\:.    He now.-swears by Jim Grow.  But these two men happened to be  of an observant nature. How many  nonre, on seeing the prchaid or field  darkened   by   the&e   birds,   w������-u!d  have stopped    to enquire  whether  they were t''iere foi good or tor evil?  How many but   who   would   have  ������������������ushed for the gun, or sent tbe boys  if'.er   them    -with    fire    arms   find  -tones?    The first step in   the right  direction is to find out what a bird  ��������� means by his somewhat appaiently  injurious or   meaningless   aciuns.  If we are not satisfied with what we-  see, lot us shoot him and dissect his  stomach.    One more   or   Lss  will  not signify, so   leng as it   is for a  good purpose.     vVe open the crow's  gullet, and find, what?    About   10  per cent, fruit or grain, 40 per cent.  carrion, and 50 per cent, of worms,  c.iterpilleis and insec'.s  of   variou.*-  kinds which   desiroy   the .farmer'-  fields and the gardener's acre alike.  See him in thc spring at ploughing  time.    A farmer begins a field.    In  a short time (if  he   has   not  been  shot at   continually)   he  and his  friends, flying over the barren earth.  in a .arch of food,   espy   the   fresh  turned earth.    They   wheel   about  and alight, and   in   a   sh rt  time  .have picked over the already turm d  ground, and are industriously   fol-  lowing the plough.g^Whcn the end  of the furrow is reached  they fly or  r  waddle .across  to   the  oher  land  side and pick up the fin row   the e,  and'so on all   daylong.    A   more  faii/hful servant a farmer never iiad,  but alas! too   oflen   repaid   for his  hard clay's work by a   shot   from a  gun.    I have seen a grass field from  which the hay   had    Leen   hauled,  strewn   over   with    ciows.      W.ere  they eating anyihing'of value? No!  only grasshoppers which were .'there  in millions   feeding on   the   after  math, and offc*n   have I   seen , the  farmer come out  with   a  gun  and  shoot at   these   birds -which   were  worth their weight in   gold to   him  The hot weather suddenly coming  on    is   very   oppressive,    and  doubly so to those not suitably clothed for it.      I ne pnees  which   wil  reign here-for the coming week *iil be away under all .^PV^^.  ,i i   '      .f rrn xxAtV rut reserve.      Be lo w you w > 11 ��������� nnd some  a    summer grcods must go will.cm, u.ci\ y .  eye openers regarding our sruc:  Summer muslins, ginghams, piques, etc., worth from   i2}4 to.  20  cents,    sale price 8 cents per yard.  w ' .,1,;^ ,^-ii-    Niaht o-owns, trimmed   with   embroidery,   sale  Sc     N^���������dwith    embroidery,   insertion   and  pi ice. 75C     in W" &o .    , skirts worth 75 cents-  :*pfcef"ccn������t.''While Kslorth $.00,, sale   prl*   ������5   ce���������K.  White, skirts $1.50., sale price $!-00 - ^  MILLINERY .       '     -.:  Thn,e orettv hats ranging in price from $1.25 to $6.50. are to  be  ' Jo'd at Price, which ^11 appeal to all as being a regular slaughter.  ������he die"    cast and they will have to go.     It is our loss but   your  iiin     Lot one, consists of chiidren's.and misses  hats,.     - ,     .  b    - 'worth from g 1.25 to $2.00, sale price 7 5 cents.  Lot two, consists of misses: and womens hats -   . ��������� .  worth from $2.50 to $4.50. sale price $1.59.  Lot three, consists of womens' hats        .  Worth from $4.50 to $6.50, sale price ���������2.50    ,  H omens'  sailers, now  15 to 25 cents.  a  :_:3  g-  M'omens' fast black hose, worth. iS   ceht^, .new .10..cents, a.pair.  ������P W fast black hose. v. brth 2 5 cents, now. 1 5 cents per parr,  i'-,oys' ribbed, cotton hose, 20 cents per pair. ,;   .;    , ���������  "^nol^to^hoe,!^ fale6 pomo- only   ouoe '.*-_,.*j  CASH STORE.  oi\ any other grows-, because he  was afraid they would steal a little  fruit in the adjoining orchard."       ���������  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  no right to interfeie in discussion  of members. This revived ttie old  animosity and quite a scene followed, Bodwell finally being requested to withdraw. Upon his return he'was informed that in future  the rule that counsel: must not i������-  terfere must not be transgressed.  iWALLER  Another Carload of  Nanaimo, "Aug. 11.��������� The miners  held a meeting'here last night and  passed a resolution giving the New  Vancouver Coal ,Co. thirty days'  notice that, their salaries be increased ten per cent over the present rate.  Society Day was a great success,  fully 4,000 people visited the city  ank ideal weather prevailed. The  procession was magnificent,, being  over a mile long, all societies having handsome floats. Four bands  were in attendance. The Eagles  won first prize for the best float.  Vancouver won the-lacrosse match,  6 to'2, and Victoria the baseball  match, score, 6 to 5.  Vancouvei, Aug.   13.���������There is a  hot   dispute   on      between   Labor  Unionists and the militia.    Friday j  the Trades and Labor  Council will  take action to expel all their militia  men member-- numbering about 50.  Military officers suggests this would  be intiihadation.    The whole   trouble arises out   of   Steve:-ton   strike  when the militia were  ordered out.  Victoria,  Ang.    13.���������In   railway  committee   this   m rning   a   sc-ne  took,  place   between   Bodiv.ell   and  Martin..    BoJwell interrupted Martin durin a discussion and   Martin  objected .stating .th.a.t   .counsel  b.ad  London, Aug, 13.���������A despatch  from St. Petersburg attributes to  Russia the inti-'ritibn to fill Man-  chura with troops and not let go of  that territory when the present  revolution is over.  Comox Electoral District.  Statement of expenses incurred  by me as a candidate at the recent  election.  Printin.g.. ".-* 21 00  Boat hire,   &c    104 00  Hall rent        * a0  Hotel expenses       j> g>  FLOUR; j^IsTID F__I1E!X>|  The'Flour we handle is acknowledged to be the best on the    I  market.     The large quantity we are selling is  OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION.  APPLES,   PEAKS,  PEACHES.   PLUMSl  A Large Shipment from San Francisco Direct  AN IMMENSE STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES.  Another Large Shipment opened out last week  A Full Stock of Groceries.        We give a Cash Discount on all, purchases^  WALLER    &���������  PARTRIDGE.  Postage  $136 00  Certified correct.  JOS. MoPHEK.  Cumberland, 9th Aug., 1900.  Comox Electoral District  L. Mounce's statement of election  expenses:  Hall rent, &c. $ 78 50  HAMMOCKS, BASEBALL, CRICKET,  LACROSSE, FISHING TACKLE,  BOXING  GLOVES,  LAWN TENNIS  AND  PUNCHING BAGj|  THE   BEST QUALITY FLIES TRIED   ABJ  HARDY BROS., PRICE $1.50 PER DOZEN.  SEN'-D    FOB   A    SAMPI-E    DOZEN.  __fl__*ffl_5"_-_c  i ISO  all's Gun Store,   Vancouver, B. fi  rs'  Voti'  Teh-ar mis  Printing.  hst=  6 25  13 00  279 00  $376 75  I hereby declare the   above   Is a  correct statement.  JOHN J. MILLER,  Agent for L. Mounce. .  Cumberland. 8th Aug.. 19.00.  ���������Columbia FioiIiJi^S Miis Go*  F.N DERBY. B. C.  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