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Array - / '���������  / O /  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.   B. . C   TUESDAY,    AUG.,21,   1900.  Flour  AND  ...AT..-.  IfllOp   MIS  r  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  1  I'  c-i  Nicholles'.& Renouf, L  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C;  1  HARDWARE,. MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,  AND FARMING"   AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  -OF -ALL KINDS. '     ���������  "������.   Agents foi McCorniick Harvesting Machinery.   .  Write for price-: and particulars.   .P." 0. _Dhi.v"or~5rt3.  ���������I  8!  ���������^���������^a-'-'-s^--^^^  ?������g ^������^g2rSSg^^S^Se5_ ^SS^sH^SsT^ ^r^c/^ rtr"^>  ^^"ST**-1  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:.  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from   50c.  per square, yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all -widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard.    Our range of. Carpels and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  VICTORIA,  B.    C.  (g^g*_eS������gSgg "^"B^^ ^&������&&esJ$P_'t  General Reduction Sale  THIRTY DAYS  <1  of Dry Goods, Shoes,  Ladies' Shirt Waists   Got-  ton Vests, Sailor Hats, etc.  Mens', Boys' and Youths' Clothing  at   bargain   prices.     Mens'  Summer   Underwear.      These    goods   must   all   be  closed out to make room for fall stock now en route.  or 30 jjays i)my.  at O. J.'MOORES,  OTJ3S^EEK;XjJ^_tSriD������  'B.   C.  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  London, Aug. 20���������The war office has received the following despatch from Lord Roberts: Hamilton engaged the Boers all day Aug.  19; at Raeode kopjies and Crocodile, River. There were few casualties. Rundle reports that 684 Boers surrendered in - the Harrismith  district'Aug. 19.    -  Berlin, Aug 20.;��������� Field mavshiil  Count Von Waldcrsee, occompa; ied  by his staff, left Berlin tins morning en route for China.  New' York, 20.-���������Kang Yi, formerly assistant grand secretary of  the empire and Gen; Lung Fuh Si  are heading an army that ia . advancing from Pekin ' to the south  east with the object of dividing the  allies from pursuit of the Emperor  and Dowager Empress, says a cablegram to Journal and advertiser,  from-Shanghai on Saturday 19tn.  The Imperial household left Pekin,  Prince Tuan in the march wita  hi-? troops taking the Emperor, the  Dowager Empress^ and all the  Manchu nobles. With them left  .all who are .hostile' to foreigners:  Prince Ching was left in command  at Pekin and he welcomed the allies in a . friendl}7' manner. These  repo.-ts are from Chinese sources.  The Empress Dowager beheaded  12 of Imperial clansmen who refus-  to leave the capital and were suspected of favoiing the foreigner-.  The peisonel property which the  Empress Dowager ".sent away filled  60 carts. Her-retinue went on foot  owing to the hurri.d advance of  alli-'S.1 Yu Sin, (-Jovt-nior of S'nen-  sil, has gone to -tlie frontiers   of' his  *   1 *��������� ^ u - ���������*  province to in-ei-the Empress. .Tlie-  ' Chine'e'.repo it* ho"' vy loses in ii.e  fiki.iting bet.������e"ii '1 is-ai Tsin a- d Peking G--n. Li Qum^ lia:'d was  -w .undmlcat llei Tsung and died  tilt- nex- day Ge>>. Ma'h was wounded at Tung wnei_ Gene.ais Chen'.ee  Gm and Chang Cuing Fuu com-  mauding Wu Lus Van Gua;d w.js  killed. Tue Chinese also circuia -  ing about the legation guards, owing to their cartridges giving out,  u,s^d s'lver bullets during the la_t  few days.'  Berlin, 18.���������The flight of thc  Dowager Empress and the disappearance of the Emperor of China  is here-regarded as of much gieater  importance than the mere taking  of Pekin and the complications resulting therefr.im are speculatively  dif-cus.-ed by the press and in political circles. The overwhelming o-  pinion is that.all the* powers have  agreed to install a strong " central  government at Pekin. It becomes  necessary first to destroy, or at least  render harmless the fugitive govern  ment which is responsible for the  whole Chinese eruption. Therefore it's claimed it's necessa-y to  follow the fugitives. This probably  will call for the employment of  large additional forces besides those  which are now in China.  Quebec, 18.���������Ten invalided Canadian soldiers from Transvaal, arrived to-day by Parisian and were  accorded a rousing reception.  Pretoria, 18.���������Gen. Dewit appeared yesterday at north comman  clo nek held by Gen.. Baden-Powell  and sent in flag of truce asking the  surrender of the British forces. Gen.  Baden-Powell replied asking what  terms Dewit was prepared to offer.  Dewit is eventually moving eastward. Supposed this was for the  purpose of "gaining infoimation.  Finding nek strongly garrisoned,  he moved on shadowed by Baden-  Powell.  Vancouver, 18.-Johnson won Pacific Coast Championship boat race  here to-day     Will challenge  Gau  daur for world's 'championship.. 1  HEALTHFUL BAKING POWDERS  Tlie Government "Report  Shows   but  Two Sold in ttiis Province.  The report of the Inland Revenue Department on the baking  powders sold in Canada gives but  two cream of tartar baking powders  found on sale in the entire provinces of Manitoba,, Bri-ish Columbia and the Northwest Territories,  viz., Dr. Price's and. Royal. All  baking powders found on sale, collected and analyzed, except these  two, were made irom alum, and  . are condemned as uuhealthful.  Witn regard to the cream' ;of tartar baking powders, the leport says  their wljolcsomene?s may be  taken  fj ���������*  as well established. The use of  cream of tartar with bicarbonate of  soda long antedates' the commer-  cial bak.ng powder. These ingredients act in a perfectly definite  way, so that the manufacturer- of  these powders are able to guarantee  a mixture which contains no excess of either, and which is abso  lutely pure and healthful.   *    '  tit is quite .otherwise, the report  says, with burnt alum. Owing to  the difficult solubility of the alum,  five per cent, or more of it goes unchanged into the bread-. The iii-'  teraction of the alum and-the soda  is completed in the stomach of the  consumer. A disturbance of gastric digesiion is inevitable and can-,  not but p'wve harmful.  Monce the Department considers  cream, of tartar baking powders the  only ones p-oper for use or health  iul, while h emphatically condemns  alum aud*aiuin phosphate powders.  The analyst takes up and refutes  the, "claim of the allium powder  makers that' the' alum in their  oowder i ��������� resqlved.v'into a-'ne'u'-r.-il  substance when';he bread is baked.  Thri- rusidum the alum powder  leaves in the bread���������compo-i d, the  analyst shows, largely of amm, a  min ������ral poison���������cannot be conceived, he sa\ s, under cmtiuuom  use, to be without injurious coi^e-  quences upon the s.omach.  One of our   Italian friends   went  to   Nanaimo  a few days   ago.    On  the down trip he remarked   to some  friends also going down, that wher -  ���������as, thete were at present in the par-  ty two women and three men,-upon f  the return trip there would be three  women as well as men.      Arriving  at Nanaimo he laid his plans   and  the next morning at 7:30 a. m.,   he  made a break for the object  of   bis  consuming passion, promptly  pro-  ���������posed, and was as promptly  refur-  ed.    Then his   laughing   country-  people say be   tritd    to  get'  away  home to Union, but alasl there was  neither boat nor train,  and   so   he  was forced to wait for   the   regular  steamer and endure the  gibes   and  questions of his friends on   the   i\ -  lurn as to where the   third   v.omau  was.  Victoria. 20.���������Details are given {  out of a big military demonstration  at Esquimalt, on Sept, 3rd. Coast  from that place to Victoria will be  patrolled by troops to guard against  imaginary sea attack, etc.  Victoria, 18.���������Road wages will  probably be raised to $2.50. Government House in Victoria 10 be  rebuilt. Steamer Willapa returned  from west coast at noon with $1400  from Wreck Bay. People there  are excited over the success of the  places, fifty dollars was taken oi.t  one day with primative methods.  LOCAL ITEMS.  A miner was slightly burned at  No. 0 shaft, 171 h.  Jap funeral took place 18th at  the cemetery on the hill.  Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Smith, late  of this place, lost their little girl  Dorothy at Fernie on the'7th inst.  The new fiVe bell has arrived  from Toronto and is now in place  at the'fire hall. It is of two feet'  diameter and has a good loud tone.  ���������During the'stay of H. M. S,  Warspite,  the   ferryboat   "Water-  t  witch will run from Comox Pier to  the ship.  H. Mi S. Warspite, flagship, arrived in Comox harbor Wednesday,  just at noon, for target practice.  Torpedo boat No. 4 is also in port.  f A ConservaliveClub was pait'y  organized here last week. We uu-*  derstand one is under way- at' Co-������  mox also. Delegates will be chosen'  to attend the New Westminster  convention on 30th.  A party of four, under  the    pa- ���������  ternal guidance of Mr. E.^   Barrett,  made a  catch  of   150   fine . trout,  m<Btofthem   three   pounders,   at  McKelvey's Hole S-Saturday.   The'  Solitaire exponent is happy, now.  Mr. Bowes, travelling 'agent for  Messrs Waitt & Co., is in town.  Reports business good, and will in*"'  create the firmV advertising -spare  in the "News." They find it .pays  to spill printers' ink.-'  '-   ���������      * -���������< - ****���������     ��������� t - 7  Margaret,' eldest daughter of Alex.-.  Cowie, sr., of Fanny Bay, died on  the 15th inst., in Victoria,, at -the  residence of Mr, M. King, her brother. The remains were brought  to Comox for interment, the funeral  taking place on the ISth, and b$?  ing largely attended by friends and  relative*.  Boxer worms are a thing of, tbe  past, in this district at auy rate.  We notice the Llack'aphis appearing in gardens here, while not in  sufficient numbers as to, warrant  the idea that they will be a plague,  it is well to be prepared for so dangerous a pest as they are known to  be. Kerosene emulsion i5 the best  cure ,t:  "Our Dumb Animals." a paper  published in Boston, asks���������"Hoir  far can we believe newspapers ? '*  We would never ask a fool question  like that, nor.'ask one to believe  any newspaper, except the "News'*  and that we don't have to ask one  to believe, as it is truth itself.  The News Office received a much  needed coat of paint last week.  The shock was such that the type  I got ail pied, thc quads got crosseyed and the galleys joined the  chase. In c'den tally, the devil.  fainted and "Mickey" inked the,  rollers with some of our Sampson*  i m pante.  London, Aug. 18.���������Lord  Roberts  rjoorts'that   Colonel   Hoare   who  ������ **-  was besieged at Elands River ai d  has just been released by Kitchener, lost 12 men, killed and 10  wounded including Lieut. Colonel  De List.  f 1  ���������j I  - i'l  I  1 -'T  rPil  ���������Jl  Fill  si  -I  71  I  "O* .'I  ���������rn THE   IMPOTENT SiNGER.  ', i'  w  l*i  iJ-V  M  -*- j  i''.������r  !.',>,**  ;sU  Ii  I "1 '  * t ���������"I  I  !1..  r-7  ifc  ���������'-ii'  I"1;,,  ''J;  t".  Oh, to be so poor of phrase, so dull of speech, so  tongue tied,  When I look into her eyes, -when I touch her  hand!  Oh,   for  word  to  reach the heights my  solitary  song tried!  She would  list  what  I  would   say,  she  would  understand.  What is in my thought of her?    Summer's spice  and rose tree,  Breath   and  fire  and   beating  heart  and   earth  and sky above.  Two twin traitors are my lips, for, oh, wherever  goes she,  All they know to cry to her  is  "Love,   love,  love!"  Very queenly bends her head to lovers who would  Eigh long;  Oft and oft she hears tlie same sung in  many  keys.  Can her ear catch only mine, hearken but to my  song,  ���������   When it  fades before the wind  and drowns in  swollen seas?  Oh, to strike the harp again, to call a chord to  throb low,  Tender,  soft and murmurous that all her heart  must movel ,  A note to call her self to me, that will not only  sob so  And tire her soul with ever echoed "Love, love,  love!"  ���������Post Wheeler in New York Press.  HI.*  .���������_J  ill  up  ���������������]  suddenly  John   Trenholme   looked  from his breakfast plate.  "I've a surprise foi* you," he said. "You  can't guess who is comiug to make us a  .   visit."  Mother and daughter exchanged  glances.  "Don't you remember my telling you."  Baid John, "of a certain Auut Salome  who was very good to father when he  was a boy? There was nobody quite like-  Aunt Salome. Well, this is hor nephew,  the son of a much younger sister. Aunt  Salome died recently somewhere in Cali-  fornia. and Joe is coming here to settle  up her little estate. The old farm over  Springville way was hers, and she left a  brick house in town. All of it goes to  Joe."  "Is he a college man?" inquired Mabel,  stepping on thin ice again.  "I understand that he graduated from  one of the western universities," said her  lather, shortly. .   -  "Some little red sckoolhouse up the  gulch, I suppose," commented  Mabel.  Her father looked at her sharply, then  pushed back his chair and left the table.  Cousin Joe came. A tall, rather dark  young man of six and twenty, with strong  cheek bones, a square* chin and bright  gray eyes. John Trenholme brought him  home with him, and both women saw at  once that the newcomer had made an excellent impression on the head of the fam-.  ily, a fact which aroused an additional  feeling of resentment in Mabel's soul.  "I'm disappointed in him," said<- Mabel  to her mother after dinner.  "He seems very quiet and unassuming," ventured her mother.  "That's just it," said Mabel.  They saw little of Aunt Salome's nephew during the next two or three days.  John Trenholme took him away in the  morning and brought him back at night,  and then absorbed his attention in the  evening. Pretty Mabel thought her respected parent was overdoing it a little.  She hadn't been left alone with the western youngster for a single moment. What  was worse, the western youngster showed no desire foi*yher company.  One night he brought home with him a  large, square express package, which, being opened, disclosed a beautiful tawny  Bkin of large size and exquisite markings.  a present for Mrs. Trenholme.  "It's quite too lovely for a rug," said  that delighted lady.   "What is it?"  "A jaguar," replied Joe.  "But there are no jaguars in California," said Mabel.  "No," said Joe.  "Is it from a menagerie?"   ,  "From a large one," said Jog.  And that was all he said about it.  That evening they were going over to  Judge Graham's to an informal reception  in   honor  of  Professor  Pelton,   a  distinguished educator from the great university   in  the  neighboring city.    Joe   looked  very well  in  his afternoon  clothes, and  Mabel, felt at ease as far as his outside  appearance  was  concerned.    If   he  only  wasn't so dull and stupiu.   He didn't look  at her as she came down the stairs, and  she flattered herself that her light gown  and   new  hat  were  both very  becoming.  He  was  certainly   a very  stupid   young  man.  Joe walked with John Trenholme and  Mabel and her mother trailed behind. The  men were evidently enjoying each other's  society to a high degree. They talked  and laughed in a way that was highly ox-  asperating to Mabel. Why didn't the stupid fellow try to entertain her as he was  evidently entertaining her father? Perhaps her respected parent was hypnotized.  "When they entered the big reception  parlor at the judge's, what was Mabel's  surprise to see a tall, scholarly appearing  man dart forward and seize- Joe by both  hands and draw him into a corner.  "Why, Joe," she heard him cry, "is  this really you?"  "That's Professor Pelton." whispered  John Trenholme to his wife and daughter.   "He seems to know our Joe."  "Our .Joe." had a decidedly funny  sound.   Mabel laughed.  But "our Joe" didn't apply to the  young westerner that evening. The Tron-  holmes enjoyed very little of his conversation. First the professor would buttonhole him, thou tbe judge held him in  lively conversation. Then he was passed  along to Miss Minerva Graham, the  judge's talented daughter. Ono would  have thought Joe was the twin lion of  the evening.  Mabel resented this in hor porvorso little heart.   What right bad these people  to monopolize hor father's guest ? They  must be doing it through sheer sympathy.  What could they see in such a stupid  fellow?  "Yon have a most delightful visitor,  Miss Trenholme," said a voice at her elbow. She looked up. It was Professor  Pelton. "  "Oh, you mean Mr. Britton." said Mabel complacently. "Yes, he's quite an  ideal guest. He is so quiet that mamma  and I scarcely know he's in the house."  "Perhaps he needs a little drawing  out," said the smiling professor. "Joe is  as entertaining as a book when you get  bim started. Hasn't he told you about  Hie fight with the jajruar? No? Well,  just ask him where he got that scar on  his temple." And just then the judge called the professor aside.  A little later it was announced that  Professor Pelton had'very kindly extended the duration of his visit and would by  general request deliver his famous lecture, "Up the Orinoco," at the Presbyterian church parlors the next Saturday  evening, whereat there was hearty applause.  After the Trenholmes and Joe reached  home and just before they separated for  the night, Mabel turned to Joe and said:  "Pardon me, Mr. Britton, but I'm sure  there must be something interesting  about that scar on your forehead. How  did you get it?"  "From a cat," replied Joe with a faint  smile.   "Good night."  Mabel felt for a moment as if she had  been rudely rebuffed. Tben she smiled.  "He must have guessed that Professor  Pelton told me to ask him," she murmured to herself. '  The Saturday evening of the lecture  Joe seemed unusually quiet and preoccupied, and to Mabel's great surprise when  he joined them in the hall prepared to  start for the church he was in' evening  clothes.  "I suppose he doesn't know any better," thought Mabel. "Papa ought to tell  him."    ���������  It was a fine audience. The culture of  Adair was fully represented, and Adair  was a town of unusual literary acquirements. At just 8 o'clock*"Judge Graham  stepped on the platform.   He was alone.  "You will all deeply regret to hear," he  said, "that Professor Pelton cannot address us this evening. He was called  away late this afternoon by a telegraph  message informing him of the serious illness of a member of his family. It was  too late to announce a postponement of  the lecture, and, besides, the professor  arranged for a substitute. It appears  that the youngest member of that Orinoco expedition is a guest in our town. At  the urgent request of the professor he  has consented to tell the- audience the  story of that ill fated quest. I take unusual pleasure in introducing one' who  ""starved and thirsted with that devoted  little band of scientists and who was���������  to quote the professor's own words���������the  bright particular"hero of the whole affair.  Let me introduce Mr. Joseph Britton."  Then Joe arose from beside- Mabel .and  went forward to the platform. He was  palo but self possessed, and he looked remarkably well in his evening clothes. At  least that was Mabel's inward comment.  Somehow her heart suddenly warmed in  her cold little bosom at the thought that  this tall young fellow was their guest���������  they could even claim a distant relationship.  Joe began by saying that he was laboring under a double handicap, the professor's request, and now the judge's words  of introduction. He would do the best he  could, however, though it would be but a  substitute at the best. Then he told  simple, matter of fact talk, and a poor  about the formation of the expedition, of  the university men who"composed it. of  the scientific facts they hoped to prove.  He told of the voyage from San Francisco, of the landing, of the start for the  interior. Then camo the story of their  hardships and their sufferings. The sun  burned them, the fever wrenched them,  the natives harassed them at every turn.  But they persevered. Higher and higher  they ascended the mighty stream. - At  last their purpose was accomplished, and  they started on the return journey. He  told how a jaguar had leaped upon Professor Pelton and how it was beaten off.  He told of the stealing of the boat and  how it became necessary for a man of  the party to swim the river under fire  from the natives' arrows and recover the  craft. He told of the final wreck of the  boat in the rapids and how they struggled ashore. He told of tho death of  Brown and of his lonely burial in the  twilight in a little clearing in the midst  of that tropical verdure. He told of the  building of the raft and of tho long drifting journey down the stream.  He told how there was but one ma_  left in tho stricken little band with sufficient strength to steer the raft clear of  obstructions and to minister to the wants  and cheer, the failing spirits of his fever  racked comrades. Then ho told how they  finally reached the prayed for sea and  friends.  And somehow, though ho said naught  of himself, the audience seemed to know  that Joe was the man who fought the  jaguar, and who swam the river, and  who steered the raft to final safety.  It was the simple story of heroic devotion to the cause of science that has  been told so many times, and yet whon he  finished his recital tho audience was very  still for a moment or two. Then everybody seemed determined to go forward  and shake Jiands with the young fellow.  When Joe was finally permitted to escape, he found Mabel waiting for him at  the door. Her eyes were very bright and  shining, and she greeted him with a  fharming smile.  "Papa and mamma have gone on  ahead," she explained, "and I said I  would wait for you."  "That was very good of you," said Joe,  with a heightened color.  Mabel took his arm, and they walked  en in silence.  "I want to say," murmured Mabel  presently, "that I���������I think 1 have mis-  undcr.-tood you, and���������and I'm sorry."  "I don't think I quite* understand,"  said hones* Joe.  "I'm glad if you don't." said Mabel.  "Anyway. I feel better now I've told  you."    And then with delightful feminine  inconsequence she added, "Besides, you  know you haven't treated me in a really  friendly way."  Joe laughed in pleasant fashion.  "I was only carrying out my dear old  aunty's oft repeated advice," he said.  "And what was that?"  "To resolutely turn away from temptation." quoth Master Joe.  "That's very nice of you," said Mabel  softly.  It seemed like an entirely irrelevant remark, and yet Joe appeared to understand it.  And ,they walked still slower.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Old Manners, .  A gentleman of the old school said some  years ago: "When I was young, two gentlemen meeting in the street took off their  hats to each other. A few years later  and the bow had ceased. Then came a  time when they merely touched the brims  of their hats, and now a jerk of the,chin  and a little grunt, 'H'm, h'ni,' is considered sufficient salutation between two  men of quality and fashion."  The habit of remaining uncovered in  the presence of ladies died hard; but it is  a good many years since the late Lord  D. was conspicuous as the only man who  always stood bareheaded in the crusb-  coem of the opera.���������Cornhill Magazine.  A  POST  NUPTIAL ODE  We used to walk together in the twilight,  He whispering tender words so sweet and low.  As down the green lanes when the dew was fall-  in*?,  And through the woodlands where the birds were  calling  We Wande_roa in those hours so long ago;  But now no more we walk in purple gloaming  Adown the lanes, my love and 1���������ah, me;  The'time has passed for such romantic roaming���������  /   lie holds the baby while I'm getting tea.  We used to sit���������with lamp turned low���������together  And talk of love and its divine effects,  When   nights   were   long   and   wintry   was   the  weather;  Far nobler he than knight with knightly feather  And I to him the loveliest of my sex'.  Now, oft when wintry winds howl round the gable,  Immersed   in   smoke,   he   pores   o'er   gold   and  stocks,  The fact ignored that just across the table  The loveliest of her sex sits darning socks.  ���������Anon.  3  I THE RIGHTFUL KING  H* Wm - Mental  Wreck, but He  Gave His Life For Another.  ' Not even the hideous pile of red  brick could spoil the beauty of the asylum gardens upon an evening in June.  - The huge. house stood on a hillside  in one of the fairest spots that ever  man helped nature to make. Roses  were opening on all sides, and here  and there a late daffodil still lingered  to make the red roses jealous with its  simpler beauty. c*  Among the trumpets of the convolvulus sat th'e rightful king. He was not  in state robes, nor did he wear any  outward insignia of royalty. Indeed  ho wore a suit of decent and serviceable corduroys and a soft felt hat, which  he found more comfortable than a  crown. On the bench by his side was  a 'pile of parchment deeds and legal  looking papers.  The rightful king sat with his bands  hanging loosely and a vacant, soulless  stare iu his watery old eyes. His lower lip had dropped, and his whole face  was absolutely destitute of intelligence. For the moment one saw a  mere statue of flesh and no more.  Suddenly footsteps were heard approaching, and there was a tinkle of  feminine laughter coming through, the  flowers. A light began to flicker back  into the lunatic's face, making it weak  indeed, but not mere brute, as it had  been before. .Two young ladies, in  cool summer frocks, accompanied by  a tall young man in tweeds and with  the ribbon of an Oxford college on his  hat. came walking down the gravel  path. laughing ns they came.  The rightful king became violently  agitated. He shook with eagerness,  and a yearning came into his eyes like  the pleading look of .an unfondlod dog,  "Would Miss Bremmil notice him?"  That was the great question. His position as rightful king was. he well  knew, one which was not well established.  Many of tho other inmates of the  asylum resented it and wished to attract notice for themselves and their  foolish whims by minimizing his importance.  The visitors came up. "This. Lucy,"  said Miss Bremmil. the chaplain's  daughter, to her friend, "this, Lucy, is  the rightful king of England."  "If I had my rights, miss." said the  old man, "I should be n-sitting on  Queen Victoria's throne now."  "Incidentally." said the young man  from Oxford, "he tills up his time doing  a little gardening. Your majesty is  fond of flowers?"  "That 1 be, sir," said the rightful  king, touching his  hat.  forgetting  bis  dignity or perhaps iinding the habits  of his former life in the world without  the walls, too strong for him.  "When I comes into my own. miss,"  he went ou. "you shall have all the di-  uion's out of the Tower of London. 1  shan't want 'em!"  IIis voice sank a little and grew thin.  The momentary animation died away  from the foolish face. He could not  think of anything more to say. He began to whistle.  The three young people looked at him  pitykigly,  and   then,   with   a  word  of  farewell, passed on their way.  "I am coming as far as the end of  the gardens, dear," said the chaplain's  daughter to her guest. "I've no doubt  Mr. Fraser will see you over the  fields."  The young man gave her a look of  dei.p gratitude. "Wonderful tact." he  thought to himself.  "I hope you've not been made miserable by going over the asylum," said  Miss B rem mil. "Of course. I am quite  used to it, and it doesn't affect me as it  must affect others."  "It is rather depressing,"' said the  ("irton girl. "1 dare say you'll think  me unfeeling and horrible, but if persons become hopelessly insane���������really  hopelessly. 3*011 know���������I can't help feeling it would be better for them and for  everybody else if they were painlessly  put out of the way."  "You haven't lived among mad. people, as I have," said the chaplain's  daughter quietly. "You'd be surprised  how sensible many of them are aud  how good also. I don't suppose that  poor old rightful king ever had an unkind thought in his lift?. He's a dear  old thing and is always bringing -rue  flowers. He's devoted to me."  "'Aren't' any of the lunatics violent  sometimes?" inquired the young man.  "Oh, none on this side ofothe" building. They are harmless. Dangerous  cases are kept in a separate wing. Yon  can just see the roof over the trees.  Of course I'm ��������� never allowed to*, go  there."  "How terrible it aM seems!" the Gir-  ton girl said as'they entered the last,  long avenue, which led them to the  hillside beyond.  The sun besan to make ready to slip  behind the hill, and it was now .what  ttw .Tennyson student called "Blow,  bugle, blow." time. They arrived at  the stile. They turned to look.,bad-  down ,the ��������� long and leafy avenue  through which they had come. It,was  all irradiated with the long, level glow  of the sunset. A tiny black'figure at  the far end, which seemed to'be moving toward them, gave the scone just  that little necessary note of human  contrast which made it perfect.  .They said good night, and the-Girton  girl strolled away into the purpling  shadows, where she was destined to  hear what she-had never suspected���������  that love is, after all. the only higher"  mathematics worth the attention ot" a  girl with soft hands and wavy hair.  Miss  B rem mil   -walked  slowly  back.  , e *  thinking placidly of their little romance. Suddenly she heard footsteps  at her side. Some one had come out  from the trees and was pacing with  her. She turned hurriedly toward,the  sound. A man was walking by her  with a peculiarly gliding, springy step.  Lie was very tall, with a dark aud rather sinister face. He was dressed in  the uniform of the asylum, only with  one difference���������on his head he wore a  yellow cap and round his arm was a  broad baud of yellow cloth.  She shrank back with a sick terror  flowing round and round her heart like  icy water.    The  man  was one of the  most of their time together and had  things in common, like brother and sister.  One day the raven made a dress of  dapple white , and black for the owl,  and the- latter, not to be outdone in  generosity, made a pair of nice wbale-  bone boots and presented them to the-  raven and, not content with this, went  to work upon a white dress. When  the raven was- asked to' try it on. sne  merrily ran and skipped about and re1  fused to sit still.  "Be quiet a little  while!" cried ,the"  owl angrily.    "If you don't. I will spill  the lamp over you:"  ' But   the  raven' paid   no  attention  to-  the threat and continued to tease the  owl.  At last, in his vexation, the owl dashed the sooty oil in the lamp over the  white suit of the raven and cried out,  "Qua qua!"  From that day the unfortunate raven  has worn a black coat.���������San Francisco-  Call.  XVlien (lie Cowboy In n Hero.  "I am very fond of the genuine cowboy, now fast disappearing." says Rev.  Cyrus Townseud Brady, narrating his  experiene-os as "A Missionary In the  (2rent West" in The Ladies' .Home  Journal. "I've ridden and bunted with  bim. eaten and laughed with him,  camped and slept with him. wrestled  and*, prayed ,with bim, and 1 always  found hi.m a. rather good sort���������fair,  honorable, generous, kindly, loyal to  his friends, his own worst enemy. The  impression he makes when he rides  through a town in a drunken revel,  shooting .miscellaneously at everything,  is a deservedly bad one, I grant'you,  but you should see him on the prairie  in a 'round up' ar before a 'stampede.'  There he is a hero."  /  Donnnnl   Onnk   Aecoonts.  In the Bowery Savings bank. New-  York, there are about 4">0 dormant accounts, representing $."1,000 Under  the head of "dormant"' accounts* are  placed those which have given no sign  of life in the way of draft or deposit-  for 22 years. These accounts result  from many causes, such as crime, loss  of memory or reason, sudden death or  neglect on the part of the depositor to  make a >���������-���������;  memorandum of when*  he i)l:" -ney.  THE MODERN PHOTOGRAPH,  the  "dangerous" cases, aud she was alone  with him at nightfall, too far away to  scream for aid. She was paralyzed  with fear. Suddenly he turned ou her  with a swift snarl, like a treacherous  animal. He caught her by the arms  and carried her to the nearest tree,  leaning her against it.  "I've wanted something like this for  a long time-." he said. She observed he  had the voice and accents of a gentleman. He took a long strip of cloth  from his pocket and made her fast to  the trunk of the fir tree with it.  He drew a table knife from his pocket.   The avenue was now almost dark.  As he came up to her a sound of  singing came from among the trees,  foolish, wayward singing, in a broad  Gloucestershire accent. They distinguished the words:  "1 be the rightful king  Of England,  merry England."  Early in the afternoon the rightful  king-had been digging in a plantation  of larches. He.had left his spade aud  was now coming to fetch it.  Miss Bremuiil heard the voice and  gave one cry for help. The knife was  dangerously near her. The rightful  king came shambling up. He saw the  girl tied to.the tree anel the man with  the knife. He flung himself upon the  madman with a great cry of pity and  a tiger.  They rolled over nnd over on the  ground, struggling fiercely, but at last  the old man was mastered. He was no  match for the other's demoniac  ������������������strength. The girl saw the knife rise  and fall, and then the air was suddenly  full of whistles and red dancing lights.  There were crowds of people pressing  round her, and she fainted in.her father's arms.  The body of the rightful king lay  upon the sward. There was nothing  poetic about it. In death it was even  more foolish than in life.  "Poor oltl rightful king!" said one of  the keepers. "He died for missy.  Who'd have thought it? He's gone  from his kingdom now."  "This is his coronation day," said the  chaplain gently.���������Mainly About People.  Can   Easily   Be   Taken   Without  Presence of the Subject.  .The lady anel the photographer.  The Lady���������I desire a sitting.  (The'Photographer���������Yes, madam. Any  particular style?  The Lady���������The style that will bring  the besta-esults. of course.  The Photographer���������Full face, quarter face, profile?  The Lady���������All of them. Then I can  pick the best.  The Photographer���������Very well, madam.   Will you sit now*?  The Lady���������Mercy, no! I'm not prepared for it. I'm having a special dress  maele, and of course I must materially  alter my complexion. Then I -want my  hair powdered on this side and darkened on that.  Tho Photographer���������Yes, madam.  The Lady���������And you can smooth out  all these wrinkles and clear away this  mole anel lift the corners of my mouth,  can't you?  The Photographer���������We can do ail  that in the retouching, madam.  The Lady���������So I supposed. And you  notice that one of my ears is a little  lopsided and will have to be straightened. And the curve of my nose must  bo softened and the crease in my double chin obliterated.  The Photographer���������Yes, madam'.  The Lady���������Of course I want my eyebrows darkened and my eyelashes  lengthened and a sort of peach bloom  finish given to the entire face.  The Photographer���������And may I ask,  madam, how with all this you expect  to get an accurate likeness?  The Lady (haughtily*���������That's your  business, sir.     >��������� .    ���������  The Photographer (asserting himself;  they rarely do)���������Well, madam. I really'  don't see that there will be any necessity for your.sitting at'all.  The Lady���������What do you mean by  that?  The Photographer (with emphasized  sarcasm)���������I mean that I have a young  and pretty woman in'attendance here  who can sit in your place with just as  satisfactory results.  Whereupon the lady ' sniffs nnd  flounces out.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  An RsUiisto Legend of the Raven.  The following fable of how the raven  became black is common to every Eskimo household: Ouce upon a time (all  their stories begin in this way) the owl  aud raven were fast friends. Indeed,  they were so iutim-ate that they spent  The Countersigrn.  "Have you got the countersign?"  asked the sentinel.  "Well," replied the raw recruit, who  had left a department store to enter  the army, "when I left the counter it  was, 'This silk's twice less than cost.'"  Do Not  Pay Cash-^**  PAY SCRIP FOR DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT.  A very large saving can be made.   We can  furnish the exact amount for any payment.  Write for particulars and price.  AUOWAY & GHAMPION, wikhipes If  k  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C,  -,  the dominie:  't '     ���������  Tbfe Be*-*. Dr. Rouen'Thomas has been  pastor of-the*"'Harvard church, <BrookIine,  Mass.. .fc.r 2."> years, and his people re-  ccnt'ly pros'.'i'no'l him with a purse of  $."),000 as an evidunee of their esteem.  The Ih-v. T: II:  James,  Tv  who has been  preaching in Oakley. Kan., on a $oQ0  salary, recently inherited a fortune from  lOngland. and intends to use ������500.000 of  .it to endow a college and a hospital in  Oklahoma.    ���������    * '    ��������� ,  Many, qf the friends of Archbishop  Corrigan expect him to- return from his  visit to Brime tho possessor of the rod hat  of a cardinal. ITis claim to thc distinction, it is said, .will he urged by prominent Now ��������� York Catholics, who have  gone to Rome in Advance of his visit.        -  The Rpv. Samuel B. Eastman and his  wife, the Key. A. I-". Eastman, have been  unanimously'elected pastors of the Park  church. Elmira. fo succeed the late Rev:  Dr. Thomas lv. Beecher. Mr. and Mrs.  Eastman had been Dr. Beecher'.s assistants for several years previous to his  death.  $100   REWARD,    $100.  The readers of i his paper will  be pleased to  J earn that there is at lciist, one elrended disease  - that science lias heen able to cure in all its  stages, and that i* Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is the- only positive cure known to the  medical fi aternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,  acting .directly upon die blood and rnuoous'sur-  faces of  thc ..system, thereby  destroying-  the  ' foundation of the disease, and giving the patient  strength by building up the constitution and  assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have ���������so much faith in its curative  powers that they offer One Hundred 1 ollars for  any case that it fails to cure' Send for list of  testimonials.  ' Address,    F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, 7.-c.  ��������� Hall's Family --Ills are the best.  For Jawsmiths. !  It men would do less talking a������bout  the crops and attend to the business  that is at their, doors, trade would look  up. This habit of jawing about prospects has grown upon us. until every  old bum in the counti*3r philosophizes,  looks wise and calculates the amount  of money that will be put into circulation when the crop begins to "move."  Half the people now-a-days' expect si  good crop to collect their bael accounts,  sell their worn out stock and in many  ways atone for bad business' principles  and management. The world is full of  philosophers and speculators. -That is  why it Ls so full of failures. It is so  pleasant to philosophize, and it gives  one such satisfaction to' display one's  power of discernment. Men will talk  an hour and a half oh why or how a  thing should bo done, but will not  spend fifteen'minutes trying to do it.  If, talk was worth anything,, such  wonders would have been accomplished  in this old world that we would have  had the, millennium long ago. But  talk is cheap. It- is ��������� the man who  "says nothing but saws wood" who  accomplishes most,, for himself and  others. The man who minds his business, whether he drives a soap grease  cart or controls a railway syndicate,  is doing more for this world than, a  million of loud-mouthed philosophers  that blather about "prospects,"  whether from the lofty eminence of a  work bench or from the calm seclusion  of a bank desk.  '  The Cnllfornlnn In Pnrls. ,  o Reporter��������� What struck you as most  amazing of the exhibits in Paris?  Merchant���������My California champagne  with French labels on it. ��������� Syracuse  Herald.  HAD TOO  MUCH  TO  DO.  -.ITI.Mtorlc I.imnjsreM.  Once-a flourishing-Roman city and supposed to be-one" of seven citior"* whero  Christianity was planted' about the middle of the third century. Limoges is the  capital, of the department, of Haute,  Vienne. and is 2.">0 miles south of,Paris.  Its porcelain manufactures are justly celebrated., In,l70S kaolin was found'near  by, and naturally they immediately began  making the bard paste porcelain. This  is more durable, though.ware made of  soft paste '-absorbs less color in the decorating and>.' has a pleasing softness of  effect. The popular Haviland china is  made at, the same place.���������Philadelphia  Record. -   Hollow.ay's Corn Cure destroys all kinds  of corns and warts, root 'and brunch. Who  then would endure them with such a cheap  and effectual remedy within reach.  Euoiijurli  Sni������l.  "You say she is - good looking, but  I don't know whether you are a judge  or not. and you know it frequently  happens that the girl who is thought  to be beautiful by one man doesn't impress others at all."    -  "Yes, I know all about that, but I've  never seen this girl stand up in a car."  "Say, when can you take me  around?"- > ���������/��������� D  The  Moat  Essential.  Stubb���������Here is a list of the failures  since the beginning of the year.  Penn���������Is the peach crop among  tbem?���������Chicago News.    '  Years of Agony  l.ESULTING FROM SCIATICA IN AN  AGGRAVATED FORM.  Much distress and sickness in children is  caused by worms. Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator gives relief by removing the  cause.    Give it a trial and be convinced.  This Couldn't Happen In Boston.  "Thanks.'' he-said; taking the cigar. "1  will smoke this after dinner:"  "  But it was so vile that he smoked it  while sitting, on a front seat in the grip  car on his way home.  For what was he that he should fly in  the face of - long established custom 7���������  Chicago' Tribune.  A CURE FOR RHEUMATISM..���������The  Intrusion of uric acid into the' blood vessels is a fruitful cause of rheumatic pains.  This irregularity ia owing to a deranged  and unhealthy condition of.^fche'tiver.  Anyone subject to this . painful-* affection  will find a remedy in" Parmelee's Vegetable Pills.- /Their, action -upon,.the kid  neys is pronounced.and most beneficial,  and by restoring healthy-action they-correct impurities in theblood;.-' '��������� "'*��������� *  Thnt "Wn������ 'Dlffc-rent.   '      '  "Never  mind,"  said   the .comforter  to  the  dejected   lover.     'T>"on'i"   let   one  refusal deter you.    Ask her again.    A woman's no often means yes."  "A woman's no; Jimy.''sometimes mean  yes," replied the rejected.one. ''but I am  convinced that -a'-woman's 'nit' moans  no."���������Pittsburg  C-h-'ouiclo-Tolcgrnpli.  ALWAYS ON HAND.���������Mr. Thomas  H. Porter, Lower Ireland, P. Q., writes :  ".My sou, IS nionthrf old bael oroup so bad  that nothing ga\e him relief until a  neisrhbor brought. n;o eomo ot DK.  THOMAS'   ECLEUTRIO   OIL, which I  favo hhn. and iu aix hours lie was cured,  t is tho best medicine I ever tn-ert and 1  wovild no-cbe without a bottle ot it. in my  house."  Tlie Dulve nnd  His Outflt.  "I see that the British officers under  Lord Roberts are chafing at the delay."  "That's easily explained."  "What clo you mean?"  "Why, the Duke of Marlborough has  reached Bloemfontein with his chafing  dish outfit."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Art Distinction.  Fair Amateur���������Yes; I painted thla.  What school of painting would you  call it?  Artist (gently)���������Boarding school.���������  New York Weekly.  Severe colds are easily cured by the use  of Bicklo's Anti-Consumptive byrup, a  medicine of extraordinary penetrating  and healing properties. It is acknowledged by tnose who have used it as being  the bust; medicine sold for coughs, colds,  and all affections of the throat and chest.  Its agreeableness to the taste makes it a  favorite with ladles and_children.  Many -fig-Uts tlit) Sufferer Could Not _,ie  in lied, and His L.<>g Was Frequently  Swollen to Twice Its "Natural Size.  From thc Journal, St. Catharines.  Mr. John T. Benson, stationary   engineer at the Ridley College St. Catharines, is known by most of the residents  of  the   city.    For   years   Mr.   Benson  suffered acute agony from sciatica, and  notwithstanding   numerous    forms  of  treatment, found little or no relief, until he began the use of   Dr.   Williams'  Pink Pills.   , These   pills   speedily restored his health   as   they   have done  that of thousands of others   who have  given them a fair trial.    To the reporter who interviewed him, , Mr.   Benson  said:    "I certainly owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Williams'   Pink   Pills   for  they have, released^me from   a form1 of  torture that had   afflicted   me  almost  continuously  for   twenty  years.    The  pain began first in my  back, then shifted to my hip,   and   thence   down  my,  leg.    It became ao severe that it seemed  as though the very marrow in my tones  was   being   scalded, &and   at  times  I  could    Ecarcely    repress  crying  aloud  from the agony I endured.    I tried  all  sorts of liniments   and lotions, but got  no   lelief.      I   doctored with  several  physicians, even going to   Buffalo for  treatment by a   specialist   there, but in'  no case did  I ever receive   more   than  temporary relief.. . It   may   be. easily  imagined that the pain I  endured told  upon me in other ways, and I became  almost a physical wreck.    At times my  right leg would swell to ,nearly  twice  ���������Its'normal  size.    Then , the, pain' and  swelling would shift to   my   left   leg,  and-the agony was something awful.   I  suppose that during the  period  I   was  afflicted I have hundreds of   times laid  on my back on the floor with   my  foot  and leg elevated on a chair   iu order ro  obtain slight ease Irom    the   pain I endured.    The muscles and sinews in my  legs looked as though they had twisted  aud lied iu  knots.   .The  trouble   went  ou in this way    until   fiually  nothing  but opiates would deaden-the pain.     A  few years ago I read   of   a   cure   in   a  similar case through   the   usa  of . Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills and decided to try  them.      For   some  time after I began  their   use   I could not   see   that   they  were helping me, but   I   decided   that  I would give them a fair trial.    By the  time 1 had used   a   half  dczen   boxes,  there was a decided improvement in my  case, and I  continued   the   use of   the  pills   until I had taken twelve boxes,  when I felt my cure was complete. Several years have since passed and I have  had no return of the trouble, so that I  feel  safe in saying that  the enre has  been permanent.  I may also add that my wife has used  the pills foi indigestion, headaches and  dizziness, and has found great benefit  from them-. Words cannot express the  great benefit Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  have been to me, and I hope similar  sufferers will profit by my experiences."  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. 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.  A.   Story   For   Hnsbunds   Who   Think  Wives Have Easy Tii-iea.  I-IouF^y-ivos will appreciate' a Russian  story told by Count Leo Tolstoi. It re  kites that a Russian peasant and his  wife, niter an earnest discussion of the  question which of them had the more and  harder work to do, agreed to exchange  tasks for a day. The woman went to thp  field J.0 plow, and the man-staid at home  to do the- housework.    '  '���������Now mind," said the wife, as she  started out, "turn the cows and tho sheep  out to pasture at just the right time and  feed the little chickens and look out that  they don't wander, and have the-dinner  ready when I come back. Mix up some  pancakes and fry them, and don't forget,  to'churn the butler. But above all, don't,  'forget to beat the millet."  The peasant had so much trouble in  getting the cattle and sheep out that it  .was late when he thought of the .chickens, and iu order.that the little chickens  might' not wander he tied them all together by the logs with a string and then  fastened the string to the old hen's-leg.  ��������� He had noticed that while his wife  was heating the millet she often kneaded her pastry at tho same time. So he  went.to workcto do these things together,  and as ho had to shake himself a great  deal to do it he saw an excellent chance  to got the butter churned at the same  time by tying the cream jar to his belt.  ''By the time the millet is pounded,"  he said, "the butter will have come." ' ���������  I-Ie had hardly begun this triple task  when he hoard the old hen squawking  and the chickens peeping. He.started on  a. run to see what was- the matter, but  tripped on the edge of a flagstone, fell  anel broke the cream jar to pieces.  In the yard he found that a prodigious  hawk had seized one of the chickens and  was flying off with it' and as the chickens and their mother- were all tied on  one string they hung together, and the  hawk ilow away with them all.  In his confusion the peasant loft the  yard gate 'open, anel the pig came in, tipped over the breadlray and spilled the  batter, which the animal then immediately began to devour. While the peasant was looking on in astonishment another pig came in and began rooting  among the millet.  Them, while the peasant was clearing  things-up as'well as he could, the fire  went out. He had not succeeded in rekindling it when his wife entered the  yard with tho horse.  "Why." she said, "where are the chickens and the hen?"  "A hawk carried them off.    I had tied  them  together so  they   wouldn't  wander  away, and the hawk carried off the whole  lot."  "Well, is dinner ready?"  "Dinner?     How   could   I   have  dinner  when there isn't any five?"  "Did you churn the butter?"  "No: I was churning it, but I fell and  dropped tho jar and broke it, and the dog  ate up the cream." -      -.  "But what is all this batter that I see  on the floor?".  ''Those miserable pigs did that." .*  "Well, you have had a hard time,"  said the wife. "As for me, I've got the  field all plowed, and I'm back home  early."  . "Oh, yes," exclaimed the husband.-bitterly, "you've had only one single thing  to do, while as for me. I've had everything to do; all fat the same time���������get  this ready, take care of that,and think  of everything! How in the world was I  to do it?" '���������.  "Well," said she, "that's what I do  every day. Now I guess: you'll admit  that a woman has something to do!"  Wandering In Dreamland.  The young woman's mind was probably  away off in the hind of cut on the bias  and yokes and tlarings and plaitings and  applique and .ruffles, and things like that,  whatever .they may mean. '      './'-'..  Anyhow, when she sot on an up town  Ninth street car the other afternoon, she  dreamily opened her pocketbook when  the conductor came around for her fare,  stuck a gloved finger and thumb into one  of the compartments of the same, extracted a couple*- of foulard samples, and,  with that faraway expression still in,her  eyes,' handed them to the. conductor. The  conductor was a middle aged man. He  .smiled and waited for the young woman  to come out of her trance. Bu*c she held  the foulard samples out to him, with eyes  on vacancy, until the conductor, still grinning,.'had to fetch her back to earth.    .  "Yes. they're pretty, miss." he said,,  "and I'd like to get my wife a dress off  that piece on top, but she's"���������  , The young woman blushed like- a red  hot stove lid, dug into another compartment of her pocketbook for a car ticket,  and sho looked real embarrassed when  the brutal male persons across the car  aisle grinned, so she did.���������Washington-  Post.  GUNS  BICYCLES  REVOLVERS  Baseball, _*a������iball, Tennis, Golph, Cricket,  Fishing 'Caokla, Ammunition, and all other  lines including light hardware, we cairy in  stock, and. our prices are very low.  We also do gun repairing good and cheap.  We will take m, exchange for goods any  produce you may have, cordwood, etc.. etc.  Write us, giviug full description of what you  have. ��������� '  M'CREADY ARMS & CYCLE CO.  3������>0 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG.  Where Ignorance I_ Bliss.  Hicks (reading)���������Thero ��������� are r many  people that sufier from dyspepsia for  years without knowing it.  Kicks (dyspeptic)���������Ilow I envy them!  --Town Topics.  . IMPURITIES IN THE BLOOD. ���������  When the notion of the kidneys becomes  impaired' impurities in the blood are almost sure toiollow, and general derangement of the system ensues.' Parmelee'a  Vegetable Pills will regulate the kidneys,  so that they will maintain healthy action  and prevent the complications which certainly come when tnere is derangement  of these delicate organs. As a restorative  these Pills are'in the first rank.  IN THE DEPARTMENT STORE  A Bitter IIlow.  . "Yes, my boy, you have my consent  to marry-Edith." said the father after  it had taken him an hour to tind out  what the young man wanted. "Yes.  you can have her aud get married as  soon as^you will."  "You have made ,me the happiest  man, in the world!" exclaimed Adolph.  "Very likely, t shall leave a check  beside your wedding dinner plate. It  will be signed, but not filled out."  "How noble and generous.'"  "You can fill it out yourself. Don't  be afraid "of figures."  "How can I thank you?"  "Jilight as 'well make it a million ms  ten thousand."    ,        < -  "Oh, sir"-  "Thnt's all, except my balance Is only  $220, aiid you'd better keep the check  .for the Qrst baby to play with!"  An,  Incident   Sliowlnj*-:   the   tJs'eless-  ness of Certain Slang- Terms.  ' If by the uso of a bit of slang you  can express in one word what it would  otherwise require- ten words of plain  English to say, why, then, say I, by ail  means use the slang, for it saves time,  and, with the exception of the favored  few whose whole purpose in living is to  kill time, .we are all bent on saving all  the time we can. The only slang I object to is the slang that replaces one  word by another precisely as long and  not a whit easier to say. My objections have already been made privately  to a woman who went shopping with  me (hat hot day we had during the  week. I forget which.day it was. She  is new to the town, so I had to show  ber about tbe shops. I wore my feet  to the bone that day. She dragged nie  from th'e ribbon counter to the bargain  counter' from the art needlework department back again to the place  .where they sell p'"*** and dress braid  and iron waxers and patent curl papers. When I thought that one mere  mortal could endure no more', she said  to mc: ��������� .  -Now. just one thing more. I must  have a plain lid."  I led the way, to the house furnishing  department, and I personally explained  her desire to the salesman.  "Tills lady  wants to see some plain  lids." I explained.   The lady was some  distance behind me. but she arrived beside   me   just   as   the   salesman   said  suavely:  "Lids, madam. ' What kind, please?"  The lady turned as red as the poppy '(  flower.  "Well, of all the gumps," she said to  me with���������the brutal frankness of'an old  and tried friend. "You certainly arer  dense. I don't want hardware. I want-  a hat."   .  Now. by tbe shade of everything  shadowy, what conceivable, sense ia  there in calling a hut a lid? However,  I revenged myself. I persuaded her to  buy a bat that adds ten years to her  age and a whole eon to ber complexion.  ���������Washington Post."  Hia  Forte.  Blinks���������I understand Turner is quite  an athlete. *"*  .Jenks���������Yes. His great specialty is  running up and jumping board bills.���������  Chicago News.  HIS OWN FREE WILL.  Dear Sirs���������I cannot speak too strong*  of the excellence of MINARD'S LINIMENT. It is THE remedy in my household for burns, sprains, etc., aud we  would not be without it.  It is truly a wonderful medicine.  JOHN A.   MACDONALD.  Publisher Aruprior Chronicle.  Hotel Balmoral  Montreal. Free Boa. Anv  P.. $1.60 up.   E. P. $1.00 ������_J  Following- Instructions.  "Young Sammy Spender is carrying,  out his governor's wishes faithfully; isn't  he?" "  1  "How's that?" . ' ' |.  "Why.  the old gentleman  left instruCJl  _tions in his will that after his death his'  dust was to be scattered to the winds."���������)  'Life. ' 7     ��������� .���������,     .    :  U^TO^ANA " BELJANC-B   CIGAR  1 UOW-ll A,      FACTORY, Montreal  Mended Iff*- "llnnnerw..  A certain English ollit-er is noted for  his ready wit and quickness in repartee.  In tho very early days of his ca-reer he  was ord'eretl'. to Horn hay audi was attached to tho staff of the then' co'nminndor in  chief as A. D*. C.  Shortly after his arrival, at a function  at the government house, a new military  secretary who, in the conscious pride of  his new position, had a hearty contempt  for subalterns of all degrees, with a  glassy stare through his eyeglass offered  him two fingers to shake.  The A. D. C. quite unabashed;, looked  at him for a moment or two- and' then  saiel genially:  "Hang it all, major, the governor gives  mo three!"  The whole room was convulsed; and  the military secretary, now a colonel,  profited by the hint and mended his manners, but he never forgave the A. D. C.���������  London Tit-Bits.  Consolation.  Olga (who has overheard a conversation in the drawing room)���������Aren't you  glad you weren't born-a" lady, cook?  Cook���������Why should* f be gladi Miss  Olga?  Olga���������Well, see what a lot of trouble  you'd have with the servants!���������PuncH.  He Wasn't Afrnld.  At the battle of Spottsylvania during  tlie civil war I found a drummer boy  belonging to a Connecticut regiment  crouched down behind a log and crying as if overcome with grief. He was  only 14 years old. and it was his first  battle, and ho one could blame him for  .being upset.       7- -,.  "Don't be afraid, Johnny. You'll  come out all right," I said.  "I, ain't���������ain't afraid," he sobbed in  reply���������"that is, I ain't afraid of being  hit."      ^ .-       .    ���������  "Then" what's the matter?"  "N-niithin. only if they want my  drum, why don't they come and take  it without all this noise!"  As_ for Minard's annate no otter.  It War ������f Precaution,  Being a wise man, he desired to take  no chances. ���������'  "Of course yoii understand." he- said*  by way of preface, "that I have plenty  of female relatives."  "Certainly," she answered*, somewhat'  nonpluseel.  "I have four sisters already," he went  on; "and any number of cousins."  "I realize all that," she returned  I fail'to see how it interests me."  "Oh. only indirectly!--" lie' said',  fore saying what 1 have to say I merely  desire- to have it understood that I have  my full' quota of relatives of that description.    Do I make myself clear?"  "I think V grasp' your meaning." she-  answered.  "In that case." he announced", "I' will'1  nsk y'oit to'boniy wife:"��������� Chicago'Post'.  Farm Lands  For Sale in All Parts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN CAN HAVE A BAND.  Lowest pricea ever quoted. Fine catalogue  50 illustrations mailed free. Write* us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments. ,  WhaleyRoyce & Co., ToT%������^&.  Manufactured by THOS, "LEE, Winnipeg,  "but  "Br-  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer -holidays.   Now is the time U  prepare for a situation in the busy seaion.  Full particulars on application.  G. W. DONALD, Seo.  N. B^���������\Ve assisted over 100 of our student* t������  positions during: the past five months.  Keep ttlNAfiD'S IJMENT ill t_6 loui.  "When tlie Boldest  Art^Tlnlld;  "Did your courage1 ever desert you?"'  she asked of the popular hero. "Did1  you ever entirely lose your* derre?"  "Madam," he replied in a tone that'  was a.n admission in itself, "1 once  played the leading male role In a* big  church  wedding."-  iMRirs LDnsaarr is used mr pnysiciau.  Catholic Prayer grou������0Vrix^K5*:  ulartt, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. St ail orders r*r  ceive prompt attention. D. _ J. Sadlier&CO.,���������OntieiJ  HE ONLY PRINTERS'  SUPPLY HOUSE IN  THE NORTHWEST.  -*������������������������-"*��������������������������������������� aeee*-  We keep a large stock  always on hand of Typb,  Fhintehs' MATEHiAiiand  Pkinxeks' Machinery j  wo can lit out Daily or  Weekly Papers or Job  Outfits on few hours1 notice. We also supply  Ready-Pkixxs, Steheo-Pjuates, and Papeh  and Cabd Stock.  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER.  "Drawing: n Precedent  on-Iter.  "Beuny, you must not eat bread and  butter out on the front steps."  "Aw, ma, you named me fer Benjamin Franklin, an teacher says he walked aroun in Philadelphy with a whole  loaf o' bread under his arm."���������Chicago  Record.  MA-ED'S LINIMENT LnmDermait's Meat  TORONTO   TYPE   FOUNDRY CO., LIMITED.  175  Owen   Street, Winnipeg-.  THE STORE  OF  THOS.  J.  PORTE,   JEWELER,  WINNIPEG,  Has a Red Eagle hanging over the doorway.  During fair week we will sell a solid gold  Hunting Engraved Ladies Watch, Waltham  movement, Pendant Set, guaranteed for one  year for S I 2.50.  ..t-l  ���������"el  i  ������������������I  W. N. U.  278. f.J  ���������,7  i '-j*-  i >������  .-r  h**  V    *  'h  It?  THE   GTJMBERLANB   ^~Y/*-l  Issued Every   Tuesday.  W. B, ANDERSON,  ���������iiiTTOR  The columns of T��������� E New"* are opt-u to all  who wish to express therein viewa oa_ matt-  eraof public  interest.  While we do not hold ourselve-* responsible for the utterances of corres, oi dents, we  reserve the right of declining :o insert  communications unnecessarily -jersunally.  TUESDAY, AUG.  2*Ut, 1000.  WAR NEWS.  Victoria,   8.���������Following   is   the  ..official telegram received from Consul Shimizu to  Premier Dunsmuir.  "Yesterday I   received   a   cablegram from my .government  to   the  effect   that 'the   local   authuriliw-  were iiittructcd on   the 31st ult, t<  prohibit entirely   the' immi ratioi  of Japanese from Sapan to Canada  and also to -the  United   States.    1  hope"you will'announce this to tin  Legislature.   Will confirm by mail.  ���������(Signed) Consul Shimizu.  Tien Ts'eh, Aug, * 13.���������The 'aim}  advanced 12   miles   to-day.     Two  reliable couriers who left   Pek'n on  tlie 1st arrived to day at Tien' Tsen.  They say Empress Dowager fed for  eigmrs'for a few days.    Tlie former  v ceroy ofjShan Tung .who   is bit-  ti-ily anti: foreign arrived with n< v\  troOj s and'plantecl two batteries uv  wall ncar'legation.    Enemy  beg-in  shelling and   opened   a   fit-ice  fi-,������  w hio'h:was keptup f <*-r   1 wo*:'-- da y s",  The head of thc missionary   board  w th a   party   while  trying   to-ge"  provisions was "killed     Tbe' army  took Yang Tse Tsung.    They .suffered heavily.     ���������.--������������������.  Bakyvai," Aug. 1'3,-^-A . column oi"  700 men under Col.- -Buirough   has  returned from 'Kiumassie* 'ha vin^ 're-  1 inforced and reactioned the id t 'for  t .'o months.    The force-.-*<lestioved  three old stockades "a iter a   d'tspi-v  ate 1 ayonet charge in \\hich   'British lost 4 officers and 3--men k lied.  On night of Aug. 7 "Col.   Burrough  atiacked a war camp  "near Kumas-  si- surprising and1 bayoneting" the  t*nemy   ^Great iiumt-ers were slain -  without st shot being fired.-. - .-.     !,  London,/ 'Aug:1;'* 13.���������The    Boers  have .left Machadodorp  according-  to the Lorenzo Ma'Tquez  correspondent and occupied Water-vaal.     A  cmsiderablo.portion of   Gen. Both-"'  d i< y. '^^ordft^  despatchBarber lion .has, bee ft... ,pEOc,  -clHimeU-the;new;seat:ofe:'Trah_  Government.;..   ..V'.-:,:v\,-..-v7r;-���������;,':      ������������������-;���������  Lon<i on;-:14..-^:Fpl:i o-wing messa������e ���������  ' dated-* '^i^^^^'^P^^^-^''..  Olautl^Mcponalcl:, ;/Qur:,r.si tuaiiui;���������:���������  here isVdesperate.-^:WtenMayl'^ou:  food supp'ljf-^viij W*a^'k;rt^;6*ri"d.;l'"'. TlJ.'.  less we'-Sr'������-feJ^  sacrt\in*ob^^  to esc^rbusijoTion* Thin,/: But-" ^r.e:;  membering    Cavvnpoie . we   r.efusi  tlie offer.    There are ,over 200 ..wo!.'  men and children in thislegation  Despatch.���������I'rOm-.Shaiigh ii dated yesterday, ��������� s-tys    the   allies   at  were'within 20 niiio������ .'.f Pe'k'in.-.  nc'Oi  London; 14.���������Lord   Roberts ;$&  ports to war ;.olIice   under ' d-.te-;::o/'  Pretoria, 14: - ":kit<iheii'_r.,;-j:e^ij.|:  from "Bchqolpiaats 8 niiles^eiiStj' ?:7  Vendo'rdo'rp,  that  Pewit  biew7;'n7'  three of  his- own . waggo ,s'..''".. '.��������� Si...  Britisli prisoners -whoa- caj-ed- "f m }  Dewit's c������iinp, say that  P- wit" "wiV"'  forced to-'abafrdon* his-^ammuiiiiij '  and 30.,horses,,  and . they   c/.mf'ir*-/';  the rep-r't'lhat. Metbium   capture  one  of. De-wit's  guns   and" shelle-  the main   convoy   effectively.    Ai  other ro|)'������r ��������� from Rep Vi'tfroai.   lie  bens   to-day   says ���������'��������� Methuc-n    -m  Kitchener ;tre still.foilVnyi-ng --De:yi':".  i    aml-;iva-(Vi,^ ']./':  hi   s .-if   Ventt-r.dorp.      'Mefhu'-'  is in tech with Pewit's rear ^-iiu-d  rived at Au Ping on the 9th.  Loiidon, .15.���������Chinese   Alinister  in'London   has   informed   British  foreign office that foreign   legation.  "at Pekin w.ere-safe on Monday 14.  Hong Kong": 15��������� Continued- in-  ���������vestigation at Canton show th������  Chinese are'mouniing larger guns,  gut! boats 1-eing overhauled and  mines i-tid in West River.  Capa   Town,    15.���������Commandant  ji'rejsloo who   surrendered    to   Gen.  Hunter-July  30th,   arrived   her*  Say9 lie is tired   of   war   and    welcomes prospect of peace,     lie saya  ���������a'majority of- Boeis   are   disgu-Udl  with .Iffu'ger;';- Mr. Jas.   C.  S.owe  -:'0">;S. Cons.ul^'General here  has   re-  ;turned-/here.-    Only ten. Boeis weie  in the. party   which   attacked    his  ���������������������������ttttin,"  lemainder    of     commando  were foreign.Qi;������.      Mr.   S'towe   say*  majority of Boers desire a cessation  ���������4 hostilif-ii-si ���������"'������������������  '' 'Grand Eo'rks, B. C. 15.- A .big  .'ire- i-.si-iiging--.in Cokimbin, it st;������rt-  ���������;y,d in the Eeladas Hot 1 which w������r  ���������^oonir.erXu'ced to ashe.--, and spread  to. the Model I);i,iry Burn and a  >!acksn!-itjjr.?-liif>p       At this writing  Smiih-Dorrieu reports that the  Shropshire's recently marched 43  miles in 32 hours, and the City  o? London Imperial Volunteers 3()  miles in ten houis, hojnng to prevent Dewit from the Krugersch.rp  River. Bullei's occupation of Er-  mels.'is having effe-ct. A field cor-'  net'and 1'82 Boers of Standerton  com'rnanjo-' surrendeied yesterday  to-Gen.,Clcry.  Shanghai 14.���������Allied forces expect to ; enter Pekin to-morrow.  Uiica, N. Y. 14.���������Col lis P. Iiunt-  ington, president of the Southern  Pacific Ran way, died at Pine Hurst  Ca'mp in' the Adirondacks at 12  o'clock la.-t night. Heart failure  the cause.  Nanaimo, 14.���������Jos. Sage, an ear-  'ly pibrVeer of this city died at noon  to-day,   -He was a native of   Nanaimo.',' l(--  Victpria^l4.���������Aithur  Rundle a  blue jacket on   H. M. S.   Warspitr,  naddii^.buick broken   iu   the   navy  'yard, Esquimalt.    Along with others he was canying a   big  limber,  "md when tlie men were lowering it  no f���������iied to get clear, and was crush  d vvito abuvc lesuUs.  Cobble Hill,   14.���������An   unknown  man was found lving on track bad-  ly mangled condition to-day, trai*  '���������having lim over him.  London, Aug. lo.���������The Pretoria  correspondent wires announcing  the safe.y of Col. Hoar's column,  ��������� nd tin; convoy reported to have  been captured at Elands   River.  London, 15.���������The invalided Canadians, who sailed for home to-day,  T>t,-re received with great enthusiasm by the London ciowds, and  . had another oration at Liverpool  f. her-: the Lord Mn\*or addressed  them. . He referred to the fact that  one of -ihetiGanadians had eleven  bullet wound-?.  Vancouver, lo. Tbe boiler makers and blacksmiths of the C. P. R.  quit work to-day in sympathy  i\iih thc-machinists in th- ir strike  .There arc now no men at work in  the loc -motive department. The  "strike is as far as ever from" being  settled. -  Mi  New.  ,^o,rk,   15.���������Bob    Fitzsim-  ���������mons and Tom Sharkey have  agreed to fight on   Aug.   25th,   be-  .fore   the   Coney   Island   S.-oning  "Club for a purse of $25,000.  \   Loiid'6n,'s !'15.���������Rear       Admiral  .<Brtice-wtires from Taku as follows:  "Have received following fr-im Gen  'Hayr. Tne allies are distant about  27 miles from Pekin. They experienced little opposition.    A  position  ,h,id been prepared by enemy but  as allies, -oilya,need  they   fled.    The  ^I'aiifca-r ������avalry was charged by two  aquadrons of.Bengal Lancers. Many'  'of- the   former   Avere   killed.    The  'Iroops-T-retmuch exhausted by heat  but their-health is gi-od.  *'��������� --.Be^lif"t-:--15.r���������.Despatch from   Chee  -   i    .���������   ��������� ���������kj'C'-'.'      ������ ���������!.      : ���������  -Fob says Russian and   British con-  :'8.u,ls agree hf Stating relief force ar-  1 e P-es-t>vterian ChurcJi and oth������*r  j buildings are nblaz". strong wind  j prevai-'n;_,    ft-ar   ex|>v������-pped     town  may be \\ipKl out.    T  e   town   ha_  no v\ater supulv.  Victoria, 15���������Followinc is estimates for Nanaimo District:  North. Nannhno Distri-t, gfMieral  repairs $4,000; Nanaimo-t. omox  Trunk Road, Nanaimo spftion,  $2,000; Texada inl-unl toads $2,000  Lasiquet $5,00.  L-'udon, Aug. 10 ���������War office  has received a despatch from Lord  Roberts announcing Col. Hoar was  holding out at E'ands River last  Friday. Lord Roberts considers  that Gen. Hamilton's cavalry  must now be within 40 miles of  ElaiKPs River.  Cape Town, 15.���������A messenger  from Col. Hoar commanding the  Britifh at Elands River, who reached Mafeking Tuesday, reported  that garrison was still holding on  when he left, although Col. Hoar  had sustained 67 casualti- e.  London j 1(5���������-The allie.** are re-  ported to 'haye reached Pekin Mon  day, says the Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Express wiring  vesterdav. He adds, Chiiiese fill-  cial news confirms this statement  but without detail. e  Washington, D. C, 10.���������This  government will reject Li Hung  Chang's proposal for an armistice.  Ir will stand on the' position hereto as announced.  Washington, lfi.���������The Chinese  M'nister thi^ morning received a  belated cable from Mii.istei Conger  in American code addressed to the  slate department he delivered to  Secetary Adie. . H.^ also rec^-ivf-d  appeal from Li Hung Chang to  have   allie-'   advance   stopped   at  i *"  Tuan Chow, at which place he  si vs they will be met wih hii-h officials of the Chinese govfrnnient  where they will b������ empowered to  negotiate an armi-*ti������-e.  Krugersdorp, 15.���������Gen. Dewit  ha-"* crossed Krugersdorp ' Railway  and marching north to join Gen,  Delaney, who is holding Rusten-  b'lrr. Kitcbiner and other Gen������-r-  als are pushing him and pressing  him hard. His force is reported to  be beyond Venter.-dorp.  Chee Foo, 14.���������The Chinese will  not make a stand. En-ire force is  straining every nerve to reach Pekin before it is too late.  Victoria, 16.���������Governor J ly has  received a letter from Russian Consul at Montreal stating no one has  a right to prospect for gold in Sibe-  - ria without special concession of  Czar's government. He states such  concession has been granted to  Anglo-American Co., at head office  which isCol. Von Larlasky.  London, Aug. 16.���������Former president Steyne according to a despatch to the Dail}*" Mail from  Lorenzo Marqueze, dated yesterday is reported to have died as the  result of of a severe wound while  endeavoring to reach Kruger. According to a despatch to the Daily  Express from Lorenzo Marquese  dated yesterday, it is reported that  Gen. Dewit has succeeded in joining hands with Commandant De-  lare.}'. A British correspondent recently released from captivity at  Nooitgedacht asserts positively that  Mr. Kruger wishes peace but that  the fighting commandants insist  upon continuing the war and w./iild  prevent his flight by force if necessary. The burghers, according to  the same authority share his view.  Thtf Transvaalers have 90 guns at  Machadodorp, with abundant provisions.  St. Petersburg, Aug. 16.--Gens.  Reenneenkampff and Bevilocxuarff  according to the Russian War  Office while pursuing the Chinese  on Aug. 10th from a gun, found  4,000 infantry, 5,000 cavalry, and  12 guns in a str -ng position at San  Jsha.li.      Although    the    Russians  tl.DES MID PEE*. SKEWS  McMillan tor &; wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Kink.  ���������flyWrlto for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay.^j  Union Brewery.  *��������� ������������������  i  Fresh Lager Beer  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter,  THE BEST : .  IN THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading to conviction  ol  I  persons witholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging  to  this company.  {  HENRY HE IF EL,   Manayer.  /i  were inferior in number and had  only two guns they made a combined frontal and flar.k attack upon Chinese. The Chinese succeeded  in breaking up the flank movement  and they fought with great stub-  borness and eventually they' were  compelled by fierce Cossack attack  on their centre to evacuate the position ,and withdraw the guns.  Loiidon, Aug. , 17.���������The allies  have entered Pekin - without fighting. The lega io s are relieved ar.d  the foreigners a e libera ed. The  following was received ^rom the  German consul at Shanghai and  and was sriven out by the Berlin  foreign office  London, Aug. 17.���������A special despatch from Shanghai says tie  allies entered Pekin on A/ia. loth.  It is believed that ' You'an Shiki-'  troops h.-ive gi>ne thence to ShenPi  to pri'tect the Kmpres-. Acceding to leports received by the locnl  officials here. Prince Tuan, the  Imperial Household and the bulk  of the army and the Boxers left  Pekin on Aug. 7th for Hsian Fu.  Victoria, Aug. 17.���������Report  from  San Francisco says one,of   the colliery fleet has been charter* d by the  British Government for transports.  Inquiry made at the 1 -cal shipping  offices however failed to   elicit confirmation of the   rumor.    There   is  already a shortage   of   tonnage* of  for coal carrying purposes   and the  chartering of steam   by   the   U.S.  Government  as   announced   a few  days ago makes a dearth of  vessels  on the coast more  keenly felt.   An  officer of the Pacific Coast S.S. Ci:y  of Puebla stated this  morning that  the line was now carrying   coal for  the Dunsmuirs   in   view of  ste.im  md other vessels   alleged   to  have  been chartered by the   Biiti.-h government   being    about to   be   impressed into trans.ort service.    The  Umatilla on the last voyage   south  carried the first of   this coal   cargo  from Ladysmith,'and the   City   of  Pvebla is to receive a  second load.  COMOX ROAD  APPROPftEATIONS  Nanaimo-Com x Trunk Road.  Nanaimo section, .$1,000  Comox section,. .   $2,000  General repairs, other roads, $9,000  Trail, Coal Harbor to .  Hardy Bay,. $500  Total    $11,500  Public buildings, repairs, $200  FINE  Job Printing  ���������DONE AT���������  The News Oice.  i-  ' Tht: "<:ro\v������l JPoIimmi." ,_   ,  The newest name for bad air is "crowl  ���������poison."   Two medical men hav.u' Imml-o  endeavoring to determine what it uthut  makes the air of crowded placet* poison*  cus to thoso who breath--it.''-'-Their object wan to liml out whether tiie effect  was owinjL,' to the diminution of oxygeu,  as generally believed, or to the present,**  r't deleterious organic matter in the car-  l ionic acid expelled  from the lungs, h������ f\  tlur majority of physiologists maintain",   * }'  or to the excesw of carbonic-acid tfas pure  and rumple.    The conclusion arrived at'  is  that the excess of carbonic-acid {--aa  18 alone responsible for the headache,  feeling of suffocation,  etc..  frequently  experienced through the breathing of m  contaminated atmosphere.    Some   per-  fion.s   yield   much   more  readily - than  others to this combined exhalation froiu  many systems, and jiersons are overfom*  \)\ it who can withstand the air of a room  vitiated from other causes.    During ,th*  recent lord mayor's show in Lonuonuthe'  foul air of the crowded streets was notice-  Hole.    To Nuun as sat slightly above tha  kv el of the pavement the impurity, of :th������  an- was distinctly perceptible. The brine*  'ui eiler.t of impure air was recently fell .  $50    REWARD.-  ... j.  'Si  STOLEN from, ;he premises/'/of  the undersigned,'about *he l(Kh  of April, ������ ne' smiill''red cow, 3^  years old, would;calf-about 20th.*'-  Branded on left-hip-R. Anyone  giving information that will lead  t-i the -trrest and conviction of  the thief r thieves will receive the  above *re-\a.-d. (Sigii't-d) John  Connell, Oystei River, Comox,  B.C. ml5t4  ' 'f i  I  1?  spimait & Nanaimo. By.  VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.  Taking Effect Monday, August 13th.  1900.  S. S. "City of Nanaimo."  Leaves Victoria Monday, Aug.  13th, 7 a.m. for Nanaimo, calling  at Fulford, Ganges and   Fernwood.  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 7 a.m.  for Comox, calling at Big and Little  Qualicum, Hornby and Denman  Islands, and Union Wharf.  Leaves Comox "Wednesday, 5 a.  m for Victoria, calling at Union  Wharf, Denman and Hornby, Big  and Little Qualicum, Nanaimo,  Thetes Island, Vesuvius and Bur-  goyne.  Leaves Victoria Thursday, 10 a.  m. for Nanaimo, calling at Bur-  goyne, Vesuvius, Thetes Island and  Ladysmith.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 7 a. m.  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Friday, 2 p.m. for Nanaimo direct.  Leaves Nanaimo   Saturday, 4 a.  m. for Victoria calling at Fernwood  Ganges and Fulford.  FOR Freight  tickets   and State-  rom Apply on board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffice Manager,  /J  .& I  (I  As the season is advanced we will dispose  of the balance of our stock of the iamous  McBurney-Beat[e Co.'s  Bicycles at  REDUCED  If you think of buying a Bike it will pay  you to inspect the above.    ���������    '    -     .  CUMBERLAND.  0. H. FECHNER,  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a. Large Stock  <o( Fire Arms. Arnuni-  tion and Sporting  Goals of -ill descriptions.  Cumberland,/   B.C.  >THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ��������� , ���������   ��������� ;$  '���������   ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.)  <  Twenty Pa������:es; Wee _Iy: Hlusti :.U i. 1*  ! Indispensable to \;1 yf.:NG M en.        \  THREE DOLLARS P.f.A Y'EAii. fOSTPAJB. v.  I* ,      6AM5-LE COPIES FH.-:E, ' J  >       MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS.,       <  220 Market St',   Sa.n Francisco, C/_.<���������  CHINESE ECONOMY.  K"_������ tlunuing Artists  Kestsrt to  Manr Jit  Miocls in Orrtor to Fill Tlit-ir f'm-sei*.  Nothing is   wasted  in  China.     The  stones of various fruits and the shells of  auts ar������ dried' and carved into oma-  QientE of the most graceful kind. Amoii"  the stones used are olive, plum, peach";  laichu and cherry, and of shells the wal-  ant and cocoanut.    The stones are  selected with care;  each must exceed a  certain   standard of   size,   proportion,  hardness and weight.     They are dried  slowly and  at such a-heat as not to  crack or sprout, and are then ready for  the  carver.     The   designer   marks   a  rough outline of the future group or pic  ture and hands it over to his apprentices.  These work with great   rapidity and  soon   "block  out   the   design,   cutting  through   the hard ligneous tissuo,  and  then extract tho kernel.   A second treatment now takes place to dry the interior  of the stone, as well as .to prevent tha  fine lining of the interior from undergoing decomposition.,    This completed,  the designer sketches a second outline,'  And also indicates by his pencil or brush  ���������There the surface is  to   he   loworo-i,  inade into leaf work or arabesquely,   or  bo cut altogether away.     The work  ie  performed  by   the subordinates as   at  first.    The designer then does tho finishing touches, after  which the assistants  clean, polish, and oil or wax the perfected carving.    Tlie stones are sold in this  ���������ilmye to quite a large extent,  but more  largely in other  forms.      Among these  may   be   mentioned    buttons,    watch  charms,    sleeve    links    oarrings,    arid  brooches,  and,   when strung together,  bracelets.'   anklets,   ..necklaces,    watch  chains, rosaries, and oifieinl ornaments  The price of'a stone vnriea greatly with  the v/orkmamihip and the fame of the  carver.    Some may be bought as low as  ton cente a piece, while others command  ;ih high-as $2 and'$3 each.   The 'average  price is thirty cents .a stone.    Tho car-  .vmgs di.-play groat variety and beauty.  One cl.-i.'-s is composed of birds, reptiles.  and higher animals. The dragon, griffin.  si.ur.-c, .-',��������� ���������!*'.������,  horse,   lion,   tiger,  camol,  elephant and bull aro favorite figures. A  can ..;   in  Unine'do carving io to repro:  ��������� hii e  only  these   aiiiznais   which have  * e< n v-uied. .md tho ten meutioned are  :;rn-.:i t'������fc oi-'iy on������js which have'eajoyed  ���������'-vine honor:-. A:.third class, and by fai  the. iuost inroresUug, ������oniprises groups  of human iij,ares iyi>rcnv'nting scenes in  hu-to-y, po-ary. mythology and the  drama. Tlie workmanship is often sc  (inp ;is to he muori-iivopic iu its delieacj*.  (>i i';i.<;t,rthe ij'vi^b.hig iouches are made  by tho at-iihv while. *^-ing a macsiif���������,-]>!<���������  glass of at least fifty -.'iiamctprs.' Or  ���������-louoH not over an inch in ��������� length it' v..  not uncommon to find 'eight, nine nnd  lea oharaft/-sts iirdiiii'venf- aivUr������i:c:*i ,-!*,���������"  oslumoii.���������[SV.sohin^K)ii - cor.    Dosu.i  !'��������������������������� usyrips.  NO ['ICE.  TO MY old.friends' aid patrons in  Cumberland and Union*  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  f-esh and sweet, butler eggp, &c,  and solicit, a resumption of the patronage so Hberatly accorded me  in the past.  A. SEATER.  Courtney, B.C., May 22, 1900.  Espra&lt & Nanaimo Ey..  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 1 9th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  So. 1 SiiMivriaj*  e.M.  . Victoria ]>������. <1:2./  .. (j oldi-ire;* in '*   -J:.Vt  ..'..Kocnig's  "   5.31  ,.. Duncans C:3;j  P.M.  ...Nanaimo '.7:11  ........Wellington     Ar. 7.-5.J  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 3Siiturdiiy  , A M.  .Wellington ..Do. ���������!:_*.  .. Nanaimo    " ���������!.-:)������������������  ..Duncans  "   (J:i b  . Kocnig's -'4    C:t������  0������>l������lsi,ruam     "   7 3i  Y'<:ton;i -Ar. 8:00 I'.M.  Reduced' iatcs lo  and from  .all points   on  Sat.urduys and  Sundays good to return JVJon  da y.  l<*or  races  and   all   information    appiy  at  Conipan'y's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR, Gko. L. COURTNEY.  Pkksident. Traffic Manager  No. 2 Daily.  A.M.  De. 0:00   "    !':*28   "    10:!)    '"   lU:-iS   ���������'      P.M.  '���������'   12:1-1 -���������������'...  Ar. 12:35.  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  Deis-O.".....'.  "   8:20....  " 9:52 ....  ,   " 10:37   " 11 18 ....  Ar. 11:15     ..  WE   WANT YOUR _     f|  | Job Pricing ������  % SATISFACTORY ;_*___ ft  FOft SALE-Early cabbage and  f:oiii.(toe plan's,-jio.ue grown and  L'eirong;        C; E. AVii.mams,  .    c     (J rant-hum.  60 YEARS*'  IXPCRIENOE.  .p iniiiiiGii / StBaia_ .Lajin'dry;.  Ba'-k-t s'*n! ev.-v *���������, e������k. ' Cnxidf* *-e-  ���������i:ni"-d following week   No i-lmrge  -' f'-r-x .- e. sage.    J'rioeti   '."������������������tine   ;ts  in Vancouver.  ������. BARRETT, Agt.  WIHIiMIIKIWM  cammamms  TRADE  MARKS*  DESIGNS,  OOPVRICHT8   Ac.  ~T1_!ono8e_'-,!,,w_"'*kctc"'1 ���������nd description may  ��������� $2&&t?>S22*lP'Jre*'Jbether ������������ invention is  ' ffSSS^ J'f'-S!1.*?bIe-   Communfcutiona strictly  8CIEHTIFI0 AMERICAN,  , bu������������ . vjt. t-jLTEXTn ������ent free.  Addresa  i _;     MUNN   A   CO.,  C_5  MUNICIPALITY- OF THE  CITY OF BMBMLAND  HOTICE.  P.ICYCLE RIDERS caught nding on  the sidewalk after this date will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  Laurence W. Nunns,  City Cleik.  Cumberland, B.C., May.8th, 1900.   Stj ���������  T<-iirj������. se'.ji ;i^  .-t  Si'-ii'm'.-lnl.  ,  Tennyson h-idiiXL'rc'orriin.-ii-y inesm-r-ti  , pr-.W.'.T!*,..  S.IV!-- l-hcJi'j.-uUJl Ji������ixil<l's.������l)I!ie,8  DOMUHlt.      hC������*   Wi-|.T���������,'ilSVt    young   j'JiVi!  with his TVif��������� tus-)i!io oinintry   inn,  ;-mJ  -,oo;i   ai'tor hi.s'aiTiv.-.]  n tdoctor culled  -.v;!(>; lu: vjny inU-inini.-._<l hiiii-'uif saiit:  "J  com hi.T_'\vi;.h   a  lv.ly  %vlio  i,i  t-ujlcvir,.,-  ���������'���������������������������111   severe  p}iyrii������ul   iu'h::ctits.   ciad   1  want 3'uii 1,0  coiitc-��������� i'nd  try   your   un-s-  nnjric ji-i-i-ises on her, because i nm ('tutti  ..���������onvinoed l.lus-t  you   hiive   <"t:-ou,y u.U'3-  sii'.sii; iM-wers.*'    T���������nnyi������on   hui^iir-i.l ������t  tliis. l;Tit he went wi:h  :he  doctcr, \ylio  r.'iiowod hiia how to nuke tlio pahses, iiud  i;-'.- found tli;-1;.  he had  tlie power,  and  thfii itfcreicisod a  very benefici-d influence 011 tho sufii-riny lady.    After ward  when Jie wont iuto the room the patieu!  would full into a mesmeric.sleep ulniosJ  before be began his passes on her. Aftei  tiio parties loft tho inn they did not meM  lor some years,   -".nd  Tennyson did not  recognize the doctor  until reminded of  the circumstances, oy the  latter,   wh.,  further said: "'Doyou know you  saved  tiie lady's life, and she is now iny wififx*"  BLOUSE SETS  ��������� (  GOLD   AND SILVER.  ���������AT���������  STOOD ARTS,  The Cumbeiland Jeweler;  \    JAS, A. CARTHEW'S  ; Liverv Stable  Teamstkr   and Draymen    ���������  '.      Single and  Double  rigs  for Hire.     All Orders-  Promptly   Attended   to.  "; R.SHAW, Manager.  ���������"' Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  a  CumhEPland  Hotel    "      ..    . -  -: COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND , STRELT,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. II. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be   si re  and stay  at  the  Cumberla3 rl  Hotel,  First-Class   Accomodation for transient and perma.-i- c  ���������    e'nt boarders.:  Sample Rooms and   Public Hal!  Run in Connection   with   Hotel.  ADVERTISE   IN THE  I>������iel Spoiled ������>y a liijr "Ucjr.  * wo professional men of Milun. Italy,  I-"*-}- 0 had repaired to a frontier vi'/lage to  fight a duel, were prevented from doing  so;by,an enormous St. Bernard do<;  which appeared on the scene ju.-it as the  would-be duelists were talcing their  places, .ieveral attempts to "be[fin operations were made, but the dng intert'er-  -jd Ocich lime. i^iaully .the '"���������vidiouloiw-  -jess of tbe situatiou, dawned npon -'th'-?  principals, and they shook Wiids and  c-eturnod to Milan together J,Tew- Yo-fj  World.     .  .  i  Have Taken  ���������n CfFice  in the Nash       Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,     Cumberland.  and am agent  for the   foi lowing  r������-li:.V>le    insurance     companies:  rrii(*' R(-yal    London    and' Lan  cabliiie and Norwich   Union.    1  :.m   ).m ] ared 1o   accept   risks   j  current  rates.    I am   also Hgent  for .he-Standerd Life  Insurance  Company of  Edinburgh  and   th  Ocean Acc:den: Company ol'Eng-  1-tiid.    Please  call   and   investigate befo.-c insunng in iny other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  SUNDAY SERVICES    f������������3-*  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar*  rector.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at ii a.m. and  7 p.m. Sunuay School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev.JW^.  C.   DODDS, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epwdrih   League meets   at the close   of  evening service.    Sunday School  at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor" .'������������������'7  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per  day  Fruit Baskets  Bee Hives  ��������� Garden and Flower Seeds, Fruit  and Ornamental Trees, Hollies.  Roses, Rhododendrons, Shrubs, an .1  Agricultural Implements. New 80  page catalogue.  M   J. HENRY,    ,  3009 Wf-stoiiut-ter Road,  Tel. 780 A. VANCOUVER, B.C.  C 0 T7K.TE NAY  Directory. ;  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mo-  Callura, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  o c  o   mm  i o  aminsr-  MEN   WANTED.  ^VEEKLy^  The most northerly paper published   on the Island.  500 white miners   and   helpers  .for   the   Wellington    Extension  and Comox mines, to supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to the managers  of the said mines, Well ing ton  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wellington Colltkry Co., Ltd  LADYSMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply to,  ml5m8 L."W. NUNNS.  UBSCMIPTION,   $2.00   A    YE Ah  i.  GET OUli  PJSIOKS   AND   'I'KIIMS ON*  atios and   Groans  BKKORK ORDKRINr;  KT.SKWJIKUK.  M. W. Waitt 8l Co.  Victoria, B.  C.  I       The oldes" aud rn-j.-t reliable h'.usc in the  j   Province.  i   Chas. Segrave, "Local Ag-ent,  Cumberland, B.  C,  We have just received a hew sup-  j^ly of Ball Programme Card**!, JS'evv  Style Business Cards and a few  .Nice Memorial Cards.. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  The News War Bullc'in gives all  the latest news of the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin and  keep posted on the war. Price pet  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  FOR    SALE���������Ne������r   Courtc-may  11. acres.    Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For  particulars   apply   at   this  office.  J".   IR* HvII0III_,IEO EZ  Genera! Teaming- Powdei  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK  DONE  O  o  o  o  o  c  I am   prepared    to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  g.D.  KILPATRICK,  o Cumberland q  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  c  o  o  o  o  o  c  o  IBBS.IOft.IATOHDre  EKOM HEAVY   WINTER LAYEES.  J  Beack I.an������f.������hans,    $2   per sitting.  Black   Minorcap,   $2   per   sitting.  Barred Plymouth   Rocks,   $1   per  sitting.  E.PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and    railway cars   of   tbe   Union    Colliery  Company by any   person    .ir   persons���������except (rain crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By- order  Francis D   Little?  Manager. immiHMHi  a-  .>^->������������,.^_x__v.__t.^S^_V   _  4).  yr>^*",%i.*>^*;_^r*^'".  ml  *  ���������'���������������������::  ������';���������"*������;  '#  -!������:���������  -���������*.;  <ft  _=***0"-"_     -A-  d'uigerous     II ul-icjd.  ���������*^j_>__   -K-fsS-^O-S*"*^-^  BY   MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of "A  Woman's Love,"       *���������*���������,  ���������'Woman  Against .Woman,"        ."w-'  ������������������Hci-EauilSiii,'? Etc.   >      ,..   iV-  *������?^*-*"..'^.^.^'^.^'.^.^,_������a������:  X������������������*^���������^������**'������������������_v'���������wr'���������_s^���������^t^������������������^s������'>^.���������  Tlie matter made a considerable noh-2  ���������at ihi1 time, and unmoved liy the; cii-  .trc-itu'-, oi' J-u-ly VvaMoughby, who,  .wich .ill die unselfi-oh devotion of <���������wo-  ii:-i:.. Hung to this black sheep oftfhe  J:iiii!.\. Pir Hugh sU-rn'y ������������������������������������ forbade him  ��������� tlii' Iu)i!-c. and gave orders that bis  i.vn'no .-Jiould never be 7)ron<)tinccd in hie  itv(> .(-ncc  Ycirs   pissed,   and   Gerald'.'-���������''a.ncou'-.-t,  sinking'   from   bad   to   worse,   suddenly  disappeared   from   puolic   view.   Neither  Ids   parents   nor   his   sister.knew   what  "h ���������:��������� d become of him;  and when Mr.' a ml  Mis. Faneourt  died,  as they  did,  within   a   few   months   of   en eh   other,   Cordelia and   Helen  alone .stood-.heside the  death-bed.-": and to tUieir pitying and all-  lO'ivpiving   love   the   lips   of.   tlie   dying  consigned  their en ing  son-   That, Helen  "FancmiJi   ha. 1   loved    Percival-  Orm-shy  *he  had   made   a  full   and. open ������������������ profession   to   Sii*  Hugh  before   marriage. .,'..  Such love he, as i man of the world,  had treated as a .\outhfiil folly,?7vhie.h  t'nie v.ouId cure. Nevertheless, the  knowledge that her love was not who-1-  ��������� ly his wtficn ho married; her', sailed his  proud and jealous nature; and gnawed^  liko   a   viper   at   lids   secret . heart.7  Uut his venation at Porcival Orms-  ���������by's return u'd nut for a moment lead  him to forget his determination to  cri-rrh. once and i'or all, that insolent  calumniator and  "Rif-.h-ii"   Goodevo  ���������'T'odmore has been a great deal too  patient with this fellow," said Sir  Hugh, to hdin.seli", as he wailki-d down  the Gatford Uigh street.0 "Such p?o-  ple only presume upon, kindness. ;uul  take our charity as an acknowledgment  that we are in the wrong-, or, at best,  -.is n confession of weakness. As bhis  is market day, it is 1-ik'el.v ��������� I may find  i-odmoie at the "W'hiite  Ilarf."'  "Mr. Podim.ro here?" inquired Sir  Hugh of the obsequious waiter, a red-  liosed. moldy-looking old iiitan,cwho, in  his suit of customary black and -wisp  of w/hi'e necktie, iiad the air  .���������journeyman   undei raker.  "Mr-   PodmoreV   Sir   'Ugh?  *_es  mo,   sir;   that   is.   "Mr.   Podmore's  'ere.   but   Has  gone   out-"  '���������"Where   has  he gone to?"  "I   am   uiKiweer���������quite   unaweor,  'Ugh."  "AVh'ui    will    he    relurn?"  "In  a  quarter  oi"   an  hour-   Sieh  was  his   last   in^tnuMons."  "I'll wall."  Sir Hugh was walking towards the  .coffee-room; when the noise of many  "voices, in loud talk, caused him to  .pause.  ���������'Jlare- yon  many  people, in  there?"  "Very many.     It's .market-day."  "Show mo to a private room, and tell  Mr-   Pod more  to  conn,   to  me   when  he  ."���������'j-eturns."  The   waiter     hurried      off,   and   five  "'minutes   afterwards  the   Baronet   found  ���������"himself   ensconced   at     a   small     table,  wheeled near a window,  with pens, ink  -and  paper  before  him.  "Can I. do any tilling else to make you  '-"more comfortable?"  "Yes, take yoirself off. and don't ven-  "ture to in trade here again till you re-  Hurn  with "Mr-   Pocimore."  "When Sir Hugh Willoughby found  "Hiinis-lf afoxie, he threw himself back in  his chadr, and clasped his hands over  his crossed knees and spoke his thoughts  aloud.  "I wish Helen had neve-r told me  of her former love for Ormsby. A  noble franl-ne-s-"! thought it then, but  it was a i'ooiish thing for 'her ��������� to have  done."  The P.arom-t rose from his chair,  and. his he-ad. bent upon his .breast, his  hands crossed loosely bclr'nd his ba :k,  "began  to  pace fihe  room  slowly-  "I'm a fooJ���������wo'ise than a fool to let  those t.hotig-lvts disturb me. If Helen  in somewhat cold to me, why it is her  Ti-atnre to bc/old and imdenionstrafi/e;  besides our ages are so different, and  ���������a.h.  there   it   is!"  He turned upon bis heeL, and approached   the  window.  "Why diil Sir Hugh pause in his walk,  .nnd   as   the voices  of     the     men below  surged   up   and   entered     the   room   of  which   he   was   the    solitary    occupant,  ���������cause  his  cheek   at   lirst   to   Hush  deep  of a  sir���������  been  Sir  red.   and   then   to  turn   deadly   pale*  Market-lay go.ss'.p and stable-yard  ���������calmnnv were things to which, in all  the ordinary events of life, the proud  Baronet would have been supremely  indifferent; but the one thing that sent  the warm blood to his face, and left  "him. for the moment, gasping and  ������������������helpless, was the mention of his wife's  name, accompiuied by a burst of  laucrbter   from   the   company   below.  "Lady Willoughby in a sccond-clxss  ���������carriage, without her maid or anybody attending on her! I wouldn't be*  Jieve it if you was to swear to it  Dick!"  "No more would I if he was to swe-uc  it ten times over," put in another  voice, which Sir Hush recognized to be  that of his own groom. "Specially as I  knows  her  ladyship, was     ill  a-bed tihe  whole day."  But the man addressed as Dick  stuck doggedly to his first statcment-  that on The preceding night Lady Wd-  h.ughby had traveled down from London tb Gatford, unattended, and in a  second-class  carriage.  "You're an old servant of the family,  Sua file, and. oi* course, knows 'em intimate; which, ' my ockipalions lying  elsewhere, I haven't no preton*hins to  do."  :;In course you tia'nV." responded  Sua (He, with some asperity; "(here m-ist  be   distinction   of   classes,   Dick."  'That's true enough; but a cat m i.v  Icok at a king. Jim, and I've oft-n  looked at her ladyship as ������hc sit in the  gieat pew at O ikwoods Church."  , "YYhut sort o' rings does her ladyship  wear  on   Sunday?"  ''What   sort?   All   sorts   of   sorts."'  "Pr'haps you remembers a di'miincl  as  she  wears���������a   stunner?"  "A di'mund >-er />II round with emeralds: of course I've seed it; what then?"  , "Why, that ring was oh the finger  of the second-class passenger when she  took off.-her-.glove co find her, ticket  afore she got out of. the carriage. I  seed it flash under, the lamp as I opened the;, door."  S'ir Hugh Willoughby started, and  the big drops stood out upon 'lids foi*c-  hc-ad; he grasped the back of the chair  onrwhich he was leming.  Twice he made an effort to quit the  recess of the window: but. in sprite of  his better self, he remained.  "Dick isn't the only one as ha' gotten hold o' that quee*.* story- It be - the  tark o' all the folks at market; and  when J looked in just noo at Smaill-  yard's, th' draper's- all th' women "Var  .jabberin'. aboot  it  like  mad!"  Sir Hug-h Willou.ghby paused: to hear  no mpire: and after tearing up the few  lines he had  written  as   instructions  to1*  rodmore,, left   the   room. ���������       e  . "I   know   that   Helen     is   innocent���������  that   the   whole*'thing   is   some  foolish  mistake,   yet,   what_ is  to   be   done?     I  must  do  notlidng rashly;   and   to gu������������rd.  ag*ain������t   taking   any   too   hasty   step,   1  will' ride  over  to   IJarry   Calverly;   I'll  tell him of the nxitter,  and get his advice,   which   will   be   better   worth   following than that  of  all  the  lawyers  in'  the  country."  . The person spoken of thus familiarly  was Sir Henry Galverly, a bosom  friend of Sir  Hugh  Willoughby's.  It was a wise resolution on the part  of Sir Hugh to do nothing on the s-par  of  the moment.'  '"You won't wait to seo Mr. Pod-  n-.ca-e, Sir 'Ugh?'" asked the i'uneril  w-aiter of- tho Baronet, as he descended  the  stairs.  "No���������tell him to come over early to-  niorrow monidng.''  And Sir Hugh Willoughby passed  cut and down the street, walking very  slowly, and pondering over what he had  .inst hoard. He was so lost in thought  that passing Scralton's house, he never  once looked up. Had he done so, he  would have seen Ii-ichard Goodeve coming out of the land-agent's oflice-  If Sir Hugh did not see his enemy,  his enemy, saw him. and his thougihts*  were these:  "You-'ve  been  to   Podmore's,   to   give  ���������directions'- to   sell     me   up.     Scratton's  -���������warned'me of your good intentions, and  it's a race between you  and that London  fellow, which   shall   eat  me  first."  CHAFFER  VIII.  Very hot it is, and the great trees  about Oakwoods stretch out their  broad   arms   like   slumbering   giants.  The master ���������' of Oakwoods is away  ' with his friend, Sir Hugh C-adverly; but  Snwifflc, the groom, has returned and  is slumbering as it seems, like all tihe  rest of the world, on a !truss of sweet  smelling  hay in  the  stables-  Y*et thea-e is one person who knows  neither rest of brain, or rest of body.  My Lady "Willoughby's beautiful face  k oks both haggard and careworn.  From her maid, Jane Steer, she had  been informed of -her "husband's visit  on the previous night; and though, upon  inquiry, she had heard of Snaffle's return, and of Sir Hugh's having joined  the Galverly hunt, every sound fills flier  with a vague terror and foreboding of  evil.  Still she keeps her room; and though,  her darling Maud has been admitted*  she is soon dismissed to the nurs y.-y';'  and when the door is closed and locked, my Lady "Wiiioughby gives free  'vent to  her grief-  *I cannot, I da.ro not tell Sir Hugh!'"'  she said, as she nervously crumpled up  a letter which sihe had been reading  l'(-r the twentieth time. "There is bat  one who can aid me���������who, if old me-  mcries are worth anything, has a right  to aid me in this matter. And yet what  a risk to run! I will write. It is a  last  hope."  She opened a small desk that stood  en a table near to her hand and commence'.!  writing hurriedly.  The letter finisihed, she sealed it, and  walking to the door, summoned Jane  Steei-.  "Jane," she said, "your. mother lived  and died in my mother's seiwice- Yoa  were born under the same roof as my-  slf, and from my cradle I have looked  uopn you rather as a friend than as a  servant."  "Oh, my lady, -If it were necessary,  I would die to serve you!"  "I shall require no such proof of  your devotion. The service I have to  ask of you is a simple one. I wish you  to find some one to take a letter from  me to  Ormsby Towers."  "A letter from you, my lady?"  "Yes; I am surrounded by a mj-stery  ���������a dark and painful mystery. Did  the secret concern myself alone, I  would open my heart to you, forr I am  sure you love me and for this once will  obey   without   Questioning."  WESTERN CANADA'S GREAT  20TH CHKTUEY FAIR  WINNIPEG,  23r<I to 2Stli July, 1900.  ___  $35,000.00  IN  FRIZES AM) ATTRACTIONS  Largely increased Prize List.  Four full days Placing.  Finest Plall'orzii Attractions  ever teen iu'-tlio West.  EVERY EVENING:  Grand Pyro Military Drama  Battle of Paardelberg  .-'   AND -     ���������  Surrender"'of General Cronje.  Prize Lists and Programmes free on application.  ,!<���������. W. "HEUBACH", General Man tiger.  , ���������__       7 Winnipeg,   Manitoba.  EXHIBITION-ATTRACTION AT THE  WINNIl'E<T  THEATKE.  The list of principals oi: the Boston  Lyric^ Opera'������������������06���������", which comes to the  "Winnipeg Theatre for the week of the  Industrial Fair includes . Russo, the  great tenor, who receives one hundred  dollars a performance, Josephine Stanton, Nellie1 Andrews, Maude Leekley,  Henry Hallam. George Kunkel, John-  Henderson; Frank Maslin. and others  which would'-'he ' a difhcult matter to  duplicate in the operatic world. They  are each separately and individually  artists and singeis of the very highest  order of merit.  ADAPTING FASHIONS.  WOMEN SHOULD SELECT STYLES TO  S*J1T THEMSELVES.  Something: Fetching In Dinner nnd  Visiting' Go.M'nsi,���������"WHen. Fawliion*  Are Genernlly. Adopted, Leaders  Always Clmitge Tliem.  It is in the adaptation of fashion to  their personal aspect that consists the'  true coquetry of women. And yet how  few of them put in practice this aphorism, says the- European edition of the  New York Herald.  The stylish' dress for a small dinner  party shown herewith is entirely of  striiig^ colored guinipe made up over a  ground of Ophelia colored faille with a  transparency of moussoline de sole to  inn tch' the silk 'between the two -materials. The form of the dress is the  princess cut, with a tunic falling over  even to the extent of disguising every-  pretty line of the figure. ��������� But in these  fin de siecle days it is ugly man who?  leads in the fashion making, with commercial advantage as his guiding principle, and all women follow him, not  blindly perhaps, but very diligently,  looking upon his creations as inexorar  ble laws which in certain directions at  least must be observed without protest.  While   he   must -keep pace   with   the  COL. W. A. THOMPSON,  "Director Boston ."Lyric Opera Co.  The repertoire of the Boaton Lyric  Opera company includes forty-six  operas. The largest number in the  musical library of any similar organization. These operas are not only in  the lyric library but are performed repeatedly. Of course there are some  that are more popular thar* others, and  they'naturally receivethe most frequent  production, but in time tney all come  in for a hearing, Kusso s'nging only in  the grand operas like Trovafore, Faust,  Rigoletta, Cavalleria Kustieana, Lucia  D' Lammermcor. and productions of  this classical order.  The chorus of the.-."Lyrics,- must not  be forgotten. They stand apart as the  very best ensemble of voices in the  country.  The girls are handsome and wear  their many costumes with becoming?  taste. By the way, in speaking of costumes, the Lyrics carry seventy-two;  thousand dollars' worth of these most  important factors, and superb- produc--  tious.  DECORATIVE  NEEDLEWORK.  Favorite IUiit������rial������ nn<! Attractive Designs  Tor Several r'opular Articles.  Fine linen cloths for 5 o'clock tea tables  are decorated with exact reproductions- of  portions of the designs on tea services, the  colors used in working them, matching those  on the china. .  ' Three cornered cushions to- hang on the  backs of chairs are embroidered in floral  pat-turns and finished with a. frill of silk.  A beautiful bedspread is of the white  ,'ean, with artistically drawn design of wild  roses. A pretty effect is afforded by pierced  holes for centers of bunches of daisies-on a  nightdress case of white linen.  Yacht quilts and large square cushions  and blotter covers of house flannel are  worked boldly in shades of bhie crewels.  There is a fancy at present for colored  linen worked in silks or flax thread and  adopted as photo frames, blotters and cushions, coverlids and workbags, sideboard and  tea cloths. A blotter worked with white  roses and deep green leaves of sprays of  white jasmine on orange linen; frames of  a peculiar gray blue, with sprays of mimosa  or the wattle blossom; quilts of light brown  linen, with a good, bold design in yellow;  workbags or cushions in a pink shade, with  a design in cream, are all effective combi-  aations.  Some of the fashionable worked cushions  of today have the entire cover of velvet, velveteen or pongee silk, with the worked  square for the front laced on by a silk cord  passed in and out of the eyelet holes and attached to the cushion.' The eyelet holes are  placed near the edge at distances. This is  often done with oriental embroideries.  mx>:_i- dkkss.  a skirt trimmed with narrow fluuTy  f!ounces of moussoline de soie overlapping and bordered round tho bottom  with guipure like the body of. the dress.  On the side of the chest is-a rosette of  Ophelia colored tulle with.ends falling  over the dress as far as the 'knees.  Aubther sketch shows a- stylish dress  for paying visits or for the races, as if  is now admissible either to dress for  these sporting occasions or to go iu tailor  made  costumes.    The question  is  accepted as a matter of personal taste  or regulated by the -weather and the  importance of the race meeting.    The  dress   in   questiou.  is   ofi   mauve������andi  white silk stripe':    The.corsage, which;  is almost entirely composed of yellow,  guipure,   is   trimmed   with   braces   of::  striped   ribbons   to   march, the   dress.  They   also   encircle   the   corsage   and!  form an aigret bow oni the left side of  the chest.   The sleeves ar.e- of: guipure*,  with   turn   back   cuffs   "en  laveuse-"'  Over the skirt is a- tunic- partly cover?-  ing   it.   and   there   is. a   lace   flounce-  around the bottom ending in! a- short  train.  In the days- when fashions- ini dress,  were supposed' to: be ihrend'edi for the-  ���������especial purpose-of display ingv a beauty  or concealing a defect, says the- New-  York Sun, it was- said* thai-���������ug-l'y womeni  introduced them, and! pretty womeni  were- foolish   enough  to-  'ioLlo.w  t_*e__  VISITrXG-GOSTUKiB.  growing tendency toward the- artistit  aud beautiful in .dress, change is hii  motto, and sleeves and skirts expand'.',  and contract without rhyme or reason  as the master of modes may find it con  dnnivo t0 the success of h's business  ELECTRIC SPARKS*.,  Theflashing electric sign���������the- kintj' that  winks���������is  decidedly   unpopular   in    London.    The county council  has just made-  a. regulation  providing a  fine  of  ������5 for^  the exhibition of such signs in the-streets."  Thare are _,200,000 miles of copper  wire used in telephone service ia. the-  United States, and 4,000.000' caJls are-  received daily in the telephone-exchanges-  of the country. The wire would girdle-  the earth at the equator 4S times or  reach from the earth, to the- moon, five-  times.  The new electric t power plant at toe-  Armour packing houses in- Chicago- replaces 03 steam boilers, IGi engines and)  1.7 refrigerating machines. Lt develops-  4,000 horsepower and feeds 1.0(000 incandescent lamps, 300 are lamps aaad. 120>  power motors, scattered! over. ai_ area ot  more than GO acres.  " Morsrivj>'������  R.illem-������rm  The rifle corps which Morgan _oi'rne<i  from marksmen from the- whole   Revolutionary army   is usualily   referred  to*-  as   "Morgan's- Virginians,"   but. as *;  matter of fact,.--two-third's- ef"-the__'-we'C9''  Pennsylvanians,   including  a. considerable number of Pennsylvania- Germaias.  One of the latter, a Mr. Lawk, who-was  with: Morgan from, the begi-tniag: to> the  endiof  the wao-; iwas the- Last  survivor  ofi-the-corps, .*���������to_e-..':vvhei_ Morgan was;  asked. whicl_  race of  those- composing  tlie- Ainericani armies made the- best soldiers,   he- rep-bed.: "As for the righting  part, of tbe- matter, the -mien, of all races  are- pretty much   alike;   they fight as  much-  as  they   find   necessary, and no'  more.    Bat, sir, for the grand essential  iin.  tlae- eoruipositidn oi  a   good soldier,  i gi*t7& me tbe   'Dutchman!'���������-he starve*  : welL"���������-Harper's Magazina  a  (To b������ contlnu������������_.)  T���������i c-f.itle and storehou'-e- of Contrac  or   Lee,   Winnl-.-tg,   wore   destroyed   by  fae. - . '      ���������  ECZEMA ON THE EARS WOuLD YIELD TO NO OTHER TREATMENT BUT  Dr. Chase's Ointment  Mr. B. Nicholson, Manor House, Winnipeg, Man., states:  "For several months I had been troubled with eczema  on my ears, and for weeks I doctored with a prominent  Winnipeg physician, but to no avail. I was induced by a  fellow sufferer to try Dr. Chase's Ointment, and am happy  to say that the first application gave instant relief. Before  using all of the first box I was completely cured and have  had no return of this troublesome disease."  Itching skin diseases of any kind are promptly and  effectively cured by Dr. Chase's Ointment, the standard  of the world. Few remedies are so heartily endorsed by  hosts of grateful cured ones. Sixty cents a box at all  dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  if  Vi l*f  "CHILDREN   NOT  ADMITTED."  "Children not admitted!"  r Havo you ever met witli that  In seeking summer quarters  Or a tenantable fi.it ? '  In looking for amusement  Has it been your lot to find  That in almost every instance  You must leave the tots behind?  "Children not admitted!"  Why, of course, it's only ri<rht;  There's small comfort for tlie many  When the youngsters are in sight.  But a few there are���������were parents���������  Who would give gold for Uip sound -  Of.the voices"of the-.childrcn  Whom they once had prattling round.  "Children not admitted:"  Not, at least, where grown folks are,  For the human bears and foxes  Have reared up a hateful bar;  But another place lies open,  And these mammals notice, please,  ,That they cannot enter  "Except ye be as these."  ���������Philadelphia Noith American.  -k-w^*h-4^~h^~h~:~k-:-*h-w*^~w-**i������';  * AN ODD WAGER.  .How a Spaniard Bet .That He Could  Call  Up a dlio-it and  Got  tlie Stakes.  By Frederick Loulie. 2  You would have been very fortunate,  my children, if you had known my Uncle  Bayle, because he alone knew more, stories than (you have ever read. My uncle  did. not live in our little city of Mirepeix  He lived at Foix.i'and almost every Saturday we would see him coming on his  horse, and our joyous cries hailed him at |  a distance. The servant, my old Jean-  nette, came immediately to salute our  Uncle Bayle, who' carefully informed  himself as to the supper. Then, after  having added or changed something in  the- bill of fare, he seated himself in a  large chair of "carved wood, which we  dragged up to the fire, and without delay  we all began to cry. "A story, a story!"  On this evening the cry:was less boister-  <," ou's. because we had formed a little conspiracy, and ,no one dared speak -first.  Finally my pretty cousin Dorothee, the  ,. most talkative little girl of the house and  now the grave superior of a convent of  the Sisters of Charity, ventured to cry.  "A ghost story!"  and  we replied all to-  - " gether. "Yes. a ghost story!"  My uncle frowned and looked toward  Jeannette. who was very much confused  und wished to appear absorbed iii peppering her chicken potpie. It was she.  in fact; who had urged us to make this  demand. .������������������!*"  "There" are only fools or rogues who believe or pretend to believe in ghosts,"  said my uncle in a severe- tone. ,We all  waited in silence, so'-much authority was  there in his words, but' a moment of reflection  seemed  tot caJin ��������� him.    .We  saw  . him smile, as if to himself, and he added  in a tone full of sweetness: "You want a  ghost story, my children? Very well. I  will relate one to you which happened to  me. so that it cannot be doubted."  We  gathered  around   him  closer than  usual.    The  lamp   hung  by a  chain   attached to the mantelpiece, and there our  uncle told his story.  * * * * * * *  1  One   autumn   evening���������it   must   have  been 40 years r.go, because I was scarcely  20 years  old  at  the time���������I   was   returning  from  Toulouse.     I   had   arrived  almost in  front of the Bolbonne monastery, beyond  the beautiful  woods of Le-  courien,   when   a   sudden   and   frightful  storm  like  those  that come down  from  our  mountains  broke  forth.     My  horse,  frightened at the flashes>.of- lightning and  noise of thunder.; darted into a  little bypath and carried me with him in spite of  all my efforts to the contrary.    Notwithstanding his  rapidity,  I  soon recognized  that  he  had   taken  the road to  St.  Ga-  .belle and that he was leading me there  all   right,   and   he   galloped   on   until   he  stopped  of   his  own, accord,  as .he   had  started.: and   1  perceived  that  I   was  at  the   door  of   an   inn.     1   entered.     The  guests were numerous���������a mixed crowd of  Spanish merchants and young sportsmen  of  the  vicinity,  overtaken,   like   myself.  by the storm.    After drying ourselves by  the   fire,   composed, of    a     dozen   vine  branches which had been thrown in the  fireplace, supper was announced, and we  all sat down  to the table.    At first the  conversation    turned    on    the    frightful  weather.    One had been thrown from his  horse:   another   had    been    detained    an  hour in getting himself and cart ont of a  pool of mud.    Finally some one exclaimed. "It is an infernal night, just the time  for a meeting of witches."    This remark,  which  was very simple, gave place to  a  singular observance, made in a tone still  more singular:  "Sorcerers and ghosts prefer for their  meeting a beautiful moonlight night to a  night so unpleasant as this."  We all gazed at the man who said this  and saw that it was one of the Spanish  merchants. You have often seen them,  my children, with their leggings and  short breeches open at the knee aud  showing their naked, hairy legs. You  know what a mingled air of pride and  misery they have. He who had spoken  had, more than any you have seen, that  savage bearing which is characteristic of  them all. None of us had thought of replying, when my neighbor, a young man  ' with a frank and open manner, burst  out laughing as he said:  "It appears that this gentleman knows  the habits of ghosts and that they have  told him that they do not like to get wet  or dirty."  He had not finished his sentence when  the Spaniard threw on him a terrible look  as he said:  "Young man, do not speak so lightly of  things you know nothing about."  ���������  "Do you  think you can   make me believe there are ghostsV" replied my neighbor disdainfully-  "Perhaps,"   replied   the   Spaniard,   "if  you had the courage to look at them."  The young man  jumped  up, red  with  anger, but calmed himself and sat down  ayuin quietly, saying:  "You would have paid dearly  for'that  remark if it were not tnat of n fool."  "That of a fool!" cried the Spaniard,  jumping up in his turn. "Well, then,"  added he, slapping his fist on the table'  and throwing down a big leather purse,  "here are 30 quadruples (about.. $210")  which I offer to lose if within an hour I  do not make you see. you who are so positive, the face of one of your friends that  ���������you will mime.' let him be dead for ten  years, and if after having recognized him  you dare to permit his mouth to kiss  yours." .     ^  ^  The Spaniard'had-an air so terrible in  Miiyiiur .these words that we all started.  My neighbor alone preserved his laughing, mocking manner and replied:  "You will do this���������you?"  "Yes," replied the Spaniard, "and 1 will  lose 30 quadruples if 1 do not do it, on  condition that you will lose au equal  amount if I keep my promise and you acknowledge it."  The young man was silent a moment;  then- he said gayly:  "Thirty quadruples!-/ My  worthy sor-.  cerer,   that   is   more ' than   a   student   of  Toulouse ever possessed, but if you will  keep, your   word   for   the   5   quadruples  which are here'l am your man."  The'Spaniard took his purse again and  said scornfully:  "Ah, you back out, my little gentleman?"  "I back out!" cried the young man.  "Ah," if I - had the 30 quadruples you  would see if I backed out!','  "Here are four," cried I, "which I add  to your stake!"        '���������  I had no-sooner made this proposition  than five or six persons, attracted like  myself by the singularity of this challenge, offered to take part in it, and in-  less than no time the Spaniard's amount  was covered. This man seemed so sure  of his work that he confided the stake  to the young student, and we got ready  for the demonstration.  To that end we selected small pavilion, perfectly isolated, in the garden, so  that there could" be no deception. We  searched it minutely. We assured ourselves that there were no other openings  than a window, securely fastened, and  a door, which was closed in the same  manner and at which we all stood after  we had left the young man alone in the  pavilion. ��������� We had placed writing materials on the table and took away all,  the lights. "We were eagerly interested  in the issue of the scene and were all  keeping profound silence, when the Spaniard. ���������who had remained among us. commenced to sing in a sweet aud sad voice  a song, which may be rendered as follows: ���������  "Noiselessly cracking, the coffin has broken in the  half opened tomb, ''  And the white phantom's black foot is resting on  the grass, cold and green."  At the first verse he raised his voice  solemnly and said:  "You have asked to see your friend  Francois Violot.. who was drowned three  years ago in crossing the Ponsagnoles  ferry.    What do you see?"  "I see," replied the young man, "a  pale light which has risen near the window, but it has no form and is only an indistinct mist."  "Are you afraid?" said the Spaniard  in a strong voice.  '  "I am not afraid." replied the student  in a voice no less confident.  We scarcely breathed. The Spaniard  was silent for a moment; then he began  all at once to sing again, but in a higher  and more somber voice:  "And the white phantom, whose face has been  withered by the surge of the waves,  Wipes with his shrou'd the water from his garments and hair." '  The song finished, the Spaniard turned  again toward the door and in au accent  more and more solemn he said:  , "You who wishedr to pry into the mysteries of the tomb, what do you see?"  We listened with anxiety. The student  replied in a calm voice, but like a man  who is describing a thing as it happens:  "I see this vapor, which .grows larger  words. We opened the door and found  the student in horrible convulsions. The  paper signed<with the name of Francois  Violot was on the table. Scarcely had  the student recovered when he demanded  to -know who was the infamous sorcerer  who had subjected him to this horrible  profanation. He wished to kill him. He  searched for him all through the inn and  darted off like a madman in pursuit of  him.r And that,is the story, my children.  * * * v * * *  We were all trembling with fright.  huddling close about our Uncle Bayle.  not daring to look around. No one had  the courage to speak. Then I gathered  strength enough to pay to my uncle, "And  how is it. after this, you do not believe  in gh<*ts?"  ��������� "Because." said my uncle, "neither the  young man nor the sorcerer was ever  seen afterward, nor the beautiful quadruples which the other travelers and myself  had furnished to cover the wager proposed by the pretended Spaniard, and  because these two rogues carried them  away after having played under our eyes  a comedy which we believed- in like a  pack of simpletons, nnd which 1 found  very expensive, but which will not have  cost too much i.f it enable* me to fully  persuade you that none but imbeciles or  rogues believe or pretend to believe in  ghosts."���������Translated From the French  ���������Wor Arg'>njn"*    absence:  The nest waits for the bird.  The flower waits for the be*,  Love for the loving word���������  And I for thee.  And was it yestermom,  Or was it yesteryear,  Tlie frost was on the thornf  The rose is here.  I will not count the hours  Save in the gifts they bring���������  The summer's' boori of flowers, i  Tlie songs of spring.  Content, unmoved of fate,  I bide the time apart;   ' '  So, be it soon or late, ,  Here is my heart 1  And all the leagues of, space;  That cry, ."Afar, afar,"  Shall render back thy face  As night the star.  The bird flies to the nest,  And to the flower the bee,  Love to the loving breast���������  And thou to me. ���������  ���������Independent.  The Long* Rest of  Dunfiam Oreer.  and   larger   and   takes   the   form   of   a  phantom: this phantom has the head  covered with a veil.",  "Are you afraid?" "asked the Spaniard  in an insulting voice. '.  The voice of the young man replied, "I  am hot afraid."  We dared not look at each other, so  great was our surprise, so occupied were  we in following the singular movements  of the Spaniard, who began to raise his  arms above his head, while invoking  three times a name horrible to pronounce,  after which he chanted the third verse of  his infernal song, but in a voice singularly triumphant:  "And the phantom said in leaving the tomb. *ln  order lhat he may recognize me  Twill go toward my friend, proud, smiling and  beautiful, as in my youth.' "  The Spaniard finished his verse and repeated his question:  "What do you see?  "I see,", replied the student, "the phantom advance. It raises its veil! It ia  Francois Violot! He approaches the table; he writes: he has written; it is his  signature."  "Are you afraid?" cried the'Spaniard  ' furiously.   .  There was a moment of silence, and  the student replied, with more strength  than assurance. "I am not!"  Immediately, as if seized with a fit of  madness,    the   Spaniard   sung,    with    a  strange howl, this last horrible verse:  "And   the   phantom   said   to   the  mocking   man:  'Come, then, that I may touch you.  Put your hand in my hand,  press your heart  to  my heart, your mouth to my mouth.' "  "What do you  see?"  cried   the  Spaniard in a voice of thunder.  "It conies! It approaches! It pursues  me! It exte'nd."* its arms! It will seize  me!    Help!    Help!"  "Are you afraid?" cried the Spaniard,  with ferocious joy.  A piercing cry. then a smothered groan,  *t\*ns the only  answer to this question.  "Help that imprudent young man."  said the Spaniard to us in a cruel voice.  "I have, 1 think, won the wager, but it is  enough for me to have given him a lesson. Let him keep the ��������� money and be  more prudent iu the future."  Ho   weut   away   rapidly   after   these  For several days he had been.bothered  with a dull headache.- His bones ached,  too, and there were' unpleasant spots  floating across his eyes. A feeling of impending danger seized upon him. He  laughed at himself in vain. He"could  not shake it off. He wasn't homesick.  There was no place that he could really  call home. True, there were plenty of  friends in New York who would be glad  to welcome him and cheer him up, but he  lingered, on in Cleveland. There were  friends in Cleveland, too, who would  throw wide their doors to him. Yet he  staid on at the hotel.  As the days wore along the tired feeling increased. He lost his appetite. Every exertion was distasteful.  "I need a good rest," he muttered to  his reflection in the glass. "That's what  ails me."  His father, he frequently reminded,  himself, was somewhere on the Pacific  coast on an important business errand.  It would not do to annoy him with such  trifles as an attack of blues. It was out  of the question. And yetc he thought  about his father a good deal.  "���������On the sixth day he awoke to find the  "room revolving around him.  "I'm* going to be ill." he said. -  When the room quieted down a little,  he arose and dressed himself with great  care. It was a slow and somewhat  painful. process, but it was finally accomplished. Then he put his belongings  in his valise.  "Let me see," he murmured to himself.  "I must face this dilemma squarely.   I'm  going to be ill.    That's certain.    1 don't  want to be ill here, and I don't want to  go to a hospital."    He shuddered slightly.    "Never did  like hospitals."  he added.    He shuddered  again  and  went on:  "Must go out and find some place to be  ill.    No time to lose.    Don't want to be  ill   in   the  city.     Country   is   the   place.  Quiet,   pleasant   view,   wholesome   fare.  Country by all means.    He arose a little  unsteadily and.  picking up  his bag. carried it down to the office, where he paid  his bill.    Then  he wandered  out of  tho  hotel and up the street, and, lp, when he  reached  the corner a  suburban  car was  approaching!     He   climbed   aboard   and  rode until  the  city,  with   its  rattle  and  smoke,   was   left  far  behind.     Then   he  felt that he had gone far enough.    He  nlighted   beneath  a  great  elm   tree  and  sat on  the little bench  at  its  roots  for  a   moment,   to   look   about   and   get   his  bearings.     There  was  a  double  row  of  elm   trees  stretching  aAvay  -before  him.  There were cozy looking houses on either  side of tbe smooth highway.    There were  smiling fields spreading to right and left;  there  was   plenty   of   blue   sky   to   gaze  upon, and low down on the horizon there  were  blue  hills.     He.  looked   about  and  nodded his head with satisfaction.   Then  he picked up his bag and  moved  along.  He did not go far.    The fields in the late  spring sunshine suddenly took on a veil  of glamour, and the rows of trees marched   toward  him   unsteadily.     He  turned  abruptly and walked up the slope toward  a neat cottage in whose doorway stood a  woman.     She   was  perhaps  GO,   with, a  gentle, motherly face and soft gray eyes  that looked down upon him curiously as  he came toward her.  Dunham Greer stopped and took off his  hat.  "Madam,"   he   said   in   his   courtliest  tones, "may 1 rest in your cottage for a  few moments?"  "Certainly." she answered, with a quick  smile, though her face grew anxious as  he dropped heavily in the easy chair she  pushed toward him. "You'are not well,"  she added.  "I am not strong." he said. He  paused a moment and looked about him.  Then he smiled at the scrupulous neatness of the modest household effects.  The smile grew softer as his gaze rested  on.the woman's sympathetic face. "Madam," he said, "will you take me into your  house as a guest? Wait, please; let me  explain. You are a paragon of- housekeepers. Are you a nurse as well?"  She fell in with his mood at once.  "Yes," she answered: Her eyes grew  moist. She arose hurriedly and brought  him a little ������**ass of homemade cordial.  As she handed it to him she gently pushed back the hair from his hot forehead,,,  and he Iobked'up and smiled at the soothing touch. '  "Can you spare me," she asked, "while  I call in the doctor?"  "Doctor?" he echoed. "I had quite  forgotten about the doctor."  "I, will be back very soon," she said as  she caught up her hat.-  "I'ln in great luck," Dunham gravely  said as she hurried down the slope tothe  highway.  He gave a sigh of satisfaction and  leaned back in the chair. His eyelids  Blowly drooped, and he fell into a light  doze. The -touch of a gentle hand aroused him.  "Back so soon?" he murmured.  But it was not the motherly c^es that  looked down into his. It was the gnarled  and bearded face of an elderly man.0 It  was a kindly face and yet a serious face,  and the eyes were eyes that had been  misted over by much suffering and yet  had preserved tlieir sparkle.  "I am Dr. Graham," same a voice  from between the bearded lips. It was a  gruff voice, and yet Dunham liked it.  "I am Dunham Greer," he-said and put  out his hand. The doctor's fingers closed  over it and held it fast, his keen ey������*_  searching the face of the young- man.  Then he frowned.  "You should have been in bed a week  ago," he growled. .���������  "I guess that's right," said Dunham  drowsily. "Been walking around in "my-  6lcep, I think. Couldn't find the right  sort of bed. Never do to be ill in a hotel,  you know, and hospitals are quite���������quite  out of the question."  The doctor looked around.    The motherly faced woman stood at the foot of the  stairway.  ���������   "The room is ready, doctor," she said.  Ten' minutes later Dunham looked up  from his cool pillow with a deep "sigh of  satisfaction.  "You'll take the case, doctor?" he asked.  "I'll take the case."  "And you'll do your best, I know. You  see, it wouldn't be fair'to father to neg-.  lect any points that might aid in my recovery. I'm his only child and owe him  everything, even my life."  "I'll do iny'best' my boy," said the doctor gently.    "Who is your father?"  ,  "That's what I  want to get at," said  Dunham, with a little effort.  He was getting drowsy again.    "In the. breast pocket of my coat you will find a sealed envelope with all the particulars you need.,  Do not open it unless, you-find I'm in a  pretty bad way.    Then break into it and.-,  telegraph to my father^ New York address.    You will take .charge of the pa-'  pers, doctor, and please"understand that  my  father is not to be informed of my.  illness unless it is quite necessary.    He is  too  busy  to  be annoyed  unless  there  is  the   most  serious   reason   for  it.     I  can  trust you, doctor?"  "You can- trust me," said the old man  as he stooped and laid his cool fingers on  the boy's hot wrist.  "There is some money in the pocket-  book," ..continued Dunham,- -"and I want  the lady to take that and use it..as. she  thinks best;" He paused a moment, and  witht an effort collected his thoughts.  "When I fell by the wayside," he muttered, "the ��������� good ��������� Samaritans���������were���������  close���������at���������hand." ���������',''.'���������'.''���������'  The doctor bent his:gray head still lower. "What���������I���������need," .said Dunham  faintly, with the ghost of a .smile, "is���������  rest. A���������month���������off���������will���������do���������me���������good  ���������do���������me���������good." The heavy lids dropped down.    The feeble voice ceased.  "You'll get it, my boy," said the doc-,  tor grimly.,  There was a robin piping in the peach  tree, an insistent robin that piped in a  way that brooked no contradiction. Was  he calling somebody?- A waft of .summer air camei in, through the open window, a gentle.breath that lightly moved  the straggling locks above a white fore-,  head, that kissed the heavy lids that  trembled above the tired eyes. Was the  robin calling? '  The heavy lids struggled upward. The  tired eyes looked forth. They saw a  long blue veined hand that rested on the  coverlid and clasped closely another  hand, white and thin. The eyes traveled  slowly from the hand upward along the  coat sleeve, higher, higher.  "Why, father!"  "My boy!"  The clasp on the white hand tightened.  The boy could not return it. He could  only look up in his father's face with a  happy smile.  "How long has it been, father?"  The father hesitated. Another face  appeared at'the bedside, x-uother gentle  hand ' pressed   his.     The   face   was   the  his voice was broken. ��������� "I've found out  there is something dearer to me than  money getting. I didn't know how much  you were to me until I saw you lying;  helpless here. We have drifted too far  apart, my son. We will keep close together hereafter. Assqon as you can-  be moved I ha've planned a little trip tothe south of, France, and this gruff old  country doctor is going with us. Tells  me he hasn't had a roal vacation in 40  years. We'll give" bim a year's outing  that'll knock a, dozen years from his tired  old shoulders." And he clapped his hand  affectionately on the old man's arm.   ''  The    doctor    growled     inarticulately.  Then he gruffly said:  "See here, my friends, this palaver has-  reached the safety limit.    Cut it short."  "And the good'Samaritan woman who-  took me in, father?" murmured Dunham.  "She hasn't belied her character for. a,  moment, my boy.    She is well and happy and thankful because you are getting-  well.     Nobody   will   be   forgotten,   Dunham.    There, you must be quiet now."V  Dunham, closed his eyes.    He was free  from  pain.    He felt the warm clasp of  his father's hand.    He was quite happy.  A faint smile curved his pallid lips.,  The summer breeze softly fanned hia  brow." The robin's pipe grew more and  more indistinct.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Flagrler  Informed' Plant.  The modern Florida as a< winter resort  was largely developed by the late Henry  B. Plant and Henry M. Flagler. The-  two were great friends, and their rivalry  as a consequence., was always of the-  friendly sort. To" Flagler fell tbe east  coast, with Miami as his southernmost  point, from which a line of steamers run-  to Cuba. Plant's southern terminus was  Tampa, from which a similar line ran to-  Havana. To Plant one day, so story  hath it, Flagler sent the following invitation by wire:  Henry B. Plant, New York City:     : '     i  -- Can't you pay me a visit at Miami?  II. M. Flaglee.  And straightway came the reply:  H. M. Flagler, St. Augustine, Fla.:  Accept,   with   much    pleasure,   but   where   on  earth is Miami?  - H. B. Plajit.  In answer to this Flagler sent the following directions to bis friend:    ,  To Henry B. Plant, New York City:  Follow the crowd. II. M. F__0I_iB.  ���������New York Tribune.  "Modern Poetry'  Ardent Young Woman ��������� From what:  hidden sources,- Mr. Bardde, do you seek,  your inspiration?  - Poet���������My dear girl, I'm too much rushed with- my writing even, to waste time>  chasing around after inspiration.���������Chica-*  so Record.  Sympathetic.  The New Footman���������Whom have r  the misfortune to announce?  Caller��������� What's that you say?  Footman���������1 beg your pardon, sir!, I  spoke from force of habit,,., You see,  I've been employed till lately at a dentist's office!���������Paris L'Illustration.' -  Got  Worst of It Too.  J  "Poor man! 1 'suppose you've been a  .-oldier nud had to have your legs ani-  putjsted?"  "Oh. ho. lady. I'm a seafarin man  .������������������n wunst 'ad a nargymeut wiv a.  shark."-Ally Sloper.  Getting IIS* JUoiM'y'n  Worth.  rugged face of the country doctor.  'Mr.  "A   'little, talk   won't   hurt   him,  Greer, not if you do the talking."  The father bent lower.  "Six-weeks, my boy."  "A long rest, father. Have you just  come?"  It was the gruff voice of the old doctor  that answered.  "I carried out your instructions to the  letter," he said. "I telegraphed to your  father the very day you came. He hustled here with his private car and his  big New York doctor. The big doctor  paid me the compliment of stayim* hut a  day or two, but for five weeks your father has scarcely left your bedside."  "Dear father!" murmured Dunham, "1  know what this sacrifice meant  to you."  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T/hp following extract from a letter to th* Deputy Minister of Agriculture f*rom Mr..E, A. Brqwn, sec-
Tt-t-ary Delta Farmers' Institute,
wijl he of interest in the present
juncture, and it is hoped will pr>-ve
the means of bringing this subject
into the prominence it deserves and
help to revive the scheme which
way inaugurated by the Natural
JIist.ory S/.-ciety some time ago, for
tlie importation of song and other
useful birds, but which in cimse-
buence of the il lad vised action i..f
Boiue who should have known better, had to be dropped for the time
beirj,g. The money then suh-*cribv.d
���still remains in the hands of the
committee,, and .will serve as a nec-
leiis for a larger fund whenever the
scheme is revived;
���Tam much opposed to putting
out Paris Green in the bran mixture on "account of its 'destruction to
all forms of animal life,.if it could
be labelled 'for cutworms only' it
would' not be objectionable, but
fairds that come into the patihes o
feec\ :jn the worms are attracted bv
the mixture, and the consequences
are always fatal. lam opposed to
the wanton destruction of small
birds, particularly because they
hunt out the nests wherein the
tuQth depQ,-its its eggs and destroy
them wholesale before they hatch
0,ut. \ haye remark.ed, and many
Others have noticed the same thing,
\r\a.\ small birds are unusually
scarce this year, and s >me attribute
to this the alarming increase in ti 9
c^ut worms. Whether this is the
cause or not I am not prepared to
to say, bat I think it o riainiy af-
\ -ots i . I was much sheened when
1 eamw here first to seo tanners eiu-
���j^l.'ying b.ovs to kill the small birds
in th��ir orchards, and many hun-
clreds have been destroyed in th s
way, and I am informed that the
law permits this foolish practice.
S think th,is is a se.riou*- mistake,
��fcnd the experience of other conn-
ti ;es shows that there is not wisdom
i;n such a cruel practice. I say let
the birds alone. Let them have a
f-vv cherries if taey want them, for
if we destroy them a greater calamity will befall us. I would like
to enlist your sympathies in this
cause, knowing that you have a
g.-ea.: deal of influence with the
^Q/v,-r*^DTI.'Ut.    I   think we  should
tiy iu geu cue -aw changed ~o as to
1 ''-courage th'e killing' of the little
bi is. 1,0m'o -e. a e.li-q l'lg from a
u .-'Sjiap'-i' wlhCi has s�� me bearing
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The   Extermination   of   Flies Re
qu res the Preservation oi Birds.
"The   systematic     slaughter  .of
small birds, and in partic dar sv\ allows, is engaging the  serious attention   of   the    French   authorities.
Ever since the vagar es of    fashion
by,   c-'using   a   demand    for   their
piuirage and even their hodi'S, has
��ot si price   on   tbe    heads   of   the
s nallt-v sorts   of   birds, they   h��ve
been hunted with pitiless zeal. This
is moth especially the   casein   the
south of France, where   every year
at ihe time  of the   annual" migration, there are  positive   hecatombs
of b'l'ds of passage   An extraordi i -
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j Frunce is already noticeable, and in
the opinion of naturalists they will
disappear altogt-'ther   if   ihey   continue to.be thc victims of these periodical tna.--sa.cres.    A; the result or
\he strong representations   made '.o
him on ihe subject, the   Minister of
Agriculture hay issued a circular to
the prefects, calling on   them to see
that the laws for   thc   protection of
small bird*, is enforced, and inviiing
them to make   suggestions   on the
points on winch  the laws   in quo-
lion are   insufficient, and   oin��ht to
be amended and strengthened. fcThe
Minister alludes in    his circular to
the   s-erviees   rendered     py   small
birds in destroying insects and ffie .
While on this topic he might   have
referred to the veritable   plague   ( f
flies  from   which   the   t-uburbs   of
Paris are   suffering   this   summer.
Such  a-visitation of   flies as   that
wnich is tonneiv.ing the dwellers in
the environ'* of   thc capital   is   unprecedented.      1   know     ci-.ses   iu
whs-ch persons have b-en cnmpe'*led
in dcsj'Cration to c-.ose their   viln.t",
which have become qniie   inhabit
a )'e.    It is at icasi. noteworthy tha
tiiis invasion of   flies should   coin-
Cuie with a marked decrease   in the
number of small   bird*-."���London
Pall Mall, Gazette.'
There are three trumpet (cornet)
soloists in the Royal Marine Band
of Italy, which will be at tho Spo
kane Industrial Exposition which
opens this year October 2. To the
'trumpets in Ital}7 are assigned the
parts sung by female-voices in the
great opera selections which they
pUy; so that these three trumpeters are, in reality, equivalent to
���to three prima donnas. They all
play.so beautifully lhat they afford
the same pleasure to a ���listener -.a*
that which he experiences in listening to the famous artists who adoi n
the stage o.f our great opera houses
every winter.
Signor Di Girolamo had not
been playing in this country a
week before he earned the sobriquet
of "The Melba of the cornet."
His tone is round, luscious and
sympathetic, like that of the loveliest oi human voices, and lie has
the same control over his slender
brass instrument as a great prima
donna lias over her voice.
Signer Tavani has a dramatic
tone of wonderful power, and his ���
clarion,, silver high notes soar far
above the whole band in ihe great
climaxes of the music. To Tavani
are assigned the parts taken in
op ra by the dramatic sopranos,
and he never fails to arouse the
greatest enthusiasm.
Signor Palma, is only twenty-
three years old, and was a celebri-
1y in Italy at thc age of fi'teen.
In fo-c: and  quality   his   tone   ia
hot weather suddenly coning on is ��� very oppressive, an
doubly so to those not suitably clothed for it. The prices" which will -]
reign here for.the coming, week will be,, away under all competition, asi
all summer goods must go without reserve.     Below you will find some !j
o <_> *
eye openers regarding our sale:
Summer muslins, gingham:, p jues, etc., worth from  I2>< to ��� 2o|
cents, sale pn^ 8 cents per yard.
Womens' white wear���Night gowns, trimmed with embroidery, said]
price 75c. Night gowns, trimmed with embroidery, insertion andf
tucking, regular $1.50, sale price $r.oo. White skirts worth 75 cents*
sale price 65 cents. White skirts worth $1.00,*. sale price 65 -cent's^
White skirts.$1.50, sale price $1.00
Those pretty hats ranging in price from $1.25 to $6.50, are to b|
sold at prices which will appeal to all as being a,regular slaughters
The die is cast and they will have to go. It is our loss but you|
gain.     Lot one, consists of children's and misses' hats *    f
worth from $1.25 to ��2.00, sale price 75 cents.
Lot two, consists of misses' and womens' hats
worth, from $2.50 to $4. 50, sale price $1.50
Lot three, consists of womens' hats
worth from $4,50 to $6.50,  sale price $2.50
If omens' sailers,  now  15  to 25 cents.
omens' fast black hose, worth 15 cents, now 10 cents a paij
Mom ens'1 fast black hose, worth 25 cents, now 1 5 cents per, pair.';
Boys' ribbed cotton" hose, 20 cents per'pair. ���   \ - "g
Do not forpet our shoe department, 1 ho prices ���ire easy on you.- purses.      - / *���
NOTICE:��� -The above prices arc hot stntT fo. all cnu-vtilor--.    (>uv   -Tuly   sab-s   erirne  only', once   a   ver
Come and sec, your ej es will tell you more tlmn any advertiscn.-cnl.    Pv-rsu-isive prices at, ^     ���
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midway between that of Di Girolamo and Tavani, To him are given the contralto parts, and he is
likewise, a delightful interpreter of
songs and high-class popular airs.
In addition to these there are
nine other soloists and one tenor
singer with the Royal ..Marine
Band.      : ���''������'���    ���''-:���
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A cablegram to the Journal and
Advertiser from its correspondent
at Chee Poo, under date of Aug- 17,
says-Gen, Fuhstan with a large
army barred the* allies' way, but
they fought him 9 miles back completely demoralizing his army and
taking Poshi Wu with trifling loss.
Until Pish Wee was reached the
march was hot and dusty, but after
leaving there, torrents of rain had
fallen and made marching heavy.
uiiu. Chaffee ^ends word to Tien
'iVid thnt is is not safe ta send supplies without strong escort. The
British are sending up another lyd-
dile gun and the Russians two
more batteries. The cavalry has
been re-enforced by two troot-s and
a entire regiment has gone to then
front. I have just received news
from spies'from Pekin that Gen. Li
Hung Chang and the Chinese Imperial Guard are inside the city
with 30 modern Krtipp guns    Ge_.
Jung and   10,000   Manchu   troops
hold the fort,s in the city' and   that
i 15,000  troops   from   Po   Nan   are
j camped   outside   the   walls.    The
Qhinese is. Pek,in. is 4,000..
Another Carload of
���The Flour we handle is acknowledged to be the best on tti/J
market.     The large quantity we are selling is
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A Large Shipment from San Francisco Direc
Another Large Shipment opened.out last week
A Full Stock.of Groceries.        We give a Cash Discount on all pur
-TisdalTs Gun Store*   Vancouver, EH
Goiiimbia F^��^r^i MUs G��
QV<J    Two
ui��,    Star.
is    i.
A Superior
Family Flour.
ste fheatlets
P: R1THET & CO., Limited
AGENTS,   -   ���    -.   VICTORIA..    .
M_ariaBt-Three Star
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