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 IV    ,  I   -  1 *"������'*' -  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. SATURDAY, AUG.  19th,  rSgg  NO MATTER what the season  there is always something wanted in  small wares.    You can find them   now  1 -.  at the  ..BIG STORE..  PURSES, from 10 cents to $-.50    *  BILL-BOOKS, at 50 cents  PIPES, from 15 cents to $2.00  PEARL BTJTTO-IS. White and 8moked. all si-zee  HAIR PINS, from Invisible to J-xtra Strong  DIAMOND'PINS, at 50 cents  WIRE HAIR BRUSHES, at 25 cents  SIDE COMBS, a Nice Assortment  BEAUTY PINS! from 5 cents each  CUFF BUTTONS, Men's and Ladies'  COLLAR BUTTONS, all Kinds .  BLACK TOILET PINS, Dull and Bright  ' CORSET' and SHOE LACES , '  HOSE SUPPORTERS, Ladies' and Children's  NEEDLES, PINS, THIMBLES  HAIR COMBS, Steel and Rubber  BUTTON HOOKS    .  KID HAIR CURLERS, and everything else in this line usually  .  found in a Dry Goods ������J;qye--_=_=_=-������_���������_*.  A NICE LINE;OF SILKS AT 25 and 35 CENTS  Simon Leiser,     Union.  Nicholas & Renouf, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, 3. C.  1 HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING -MACHINERY,  \      -  AND FARMING-   AND   DAIRYING, IMPLEMENTS  <-'���������       pF ALL KINDS. ''."'*  '^Agents for'McConnick Harv^ --'  -   '  ^;^Vfitefo'r/p"rice_-ancVparticulars.": ;P. O. Drawer.5,63,   \ ��������� '������������������ *  .  -���������������"g***"--@?-->_--^_2^^  $  ---i-*������g������-*gg@s?^g������������Se^^  J. X 1������  Sole A^pts  HAMII_TON.GASH REGISTER  FIRE  PROOF SAFES  RAYMOND SEWING MACHINES  and PRATT'S WALL PAPERS  Finest Equipped Bioycle Repair Shop in the  Seijd for prices & Estimates  . X. L.  OLD POST QPPICE,    VICTORIA.  1  -3g@*_"S'-_^g-������_"'-"S^^  WEIL  Furniture,  .    Carpets,  Linoleums,  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  3 ggg_������??_sgsg_53>i5sggegg������sg  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits;  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS.  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms "west of Toronto.  Send for our Large Illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free.  ?<_5*-->gg'g'������S*-3S^^ gS_^_������-r3e3g^  T-*}*2 Exc&rsion.  About 165 persons took advantage of the cheap excursion on  Thursday, to visit Texada. We  were rather late starting from the  Wharf, and called at Comox about  , half past eight. Here embarked  Messrs Geo. Grant McDonald, t and  Sam J. Cliffe, without whom no excursion would be complete. Quite  a few were on froin Comox and  Courtenay.  The water was pretty smooth'going, yet before we were fairly out of,  the harbor three er four excursionists were seen to change color to  that beautiful'pale tint, between a  green and a yellow. Now if some  manufacturer of dyes could "only  hit on that peculiar shade, his \fpr-*  tune would be made. Dr. Millard,  was on board, but medical lore  hath not within its ponderous  tomes any remedy. . It is passing  strange that specialists'do not turn  their attention to the cause ' and  cure of an epidemic so common in--  shad of'spending valuable time  growing hideous little germs���������as,if  thcie/"were not enough already.'  Several kodaks and^ ' cameras  were'in evidence and' the -lucky,  owners secured.some nice, natural  groups���������a seasick ' youth aCmong  them. Onshore, Mr. J. B.. Mc-  Lean took photos of4, the   smelter,'  -- , ,_-,,.   ,.* - '���������"/V,1      <-    '���������_ ;,-.   - .   _*'*.,v'  ' hotel, milliand:',eitys6f- Nanaiinb -at  > the' wharf.    .���������*������������������< ,      _ / ''���������;  1 THE SMELTER.'  The smelter is running full blast,  turning out 50 tons of ore per day.  Its capacity will be increased later,  if necessary, by getting in new furnaces. The plant is a good one  and cost $50,000. The metal is  crushed .on the island and sent to  New York to be refined. Smelting  is done for outside parties owning  claims, so that anyone ��������� can' have  his quartz worked. This is a great  advantage for coast miners. Manager Treat uses Union coke altogether. He said he found it much  superior to what he expected and  expressed himself as much pleased  with the results obtained.' When  the capacity of the smelter is increased, it will require 40 tons of  coke per day.  THE MILL.  Messrs. Grant & Mounce had the  satisfaction   of   seeing   their   mill  work in good shape before handing  it over to the new owners.    A large  supply   of   lumber   is   constantly  needed on the Island for the dwelling houses and  buildings in connection   with the mines.    An extensive  building to  contain offices  for the company,   a bank, a  post-  office,   an  assay   office,  etc.,   will  shortly be  erected.    There is some  talk of opening a mining school in  the near future.    The pier is a substantial one and has a line of trolley running to the smelter.  ROADS.  What roads there  are on the Island are in very fair condition.  WAGES.  Wages  run from   $2.50 to   $3.50  per day and there is a  demand for  more men.    The  land has been di  vided into town lots which will be  sold on easy terms to men desirous  of building homes for themselves.  The waste product from the smelter is assayed twice or three times  per day to make sure nothingofval-  ,ue will be lost. On the pieces of  auartz. as they come out thesmel'cr  crystal's of pure copper may be seen  and a little go������'du. The latter is n<>t  very large percentage, but the jv^-K  ue of all the ore is about $50 per  ton, so that the smelter turns out  $2,500 worth of ore per day.        ��������� %  Mr. Seymour, private secretary  to Mr. Treat,' is about starting ��������� a  fortnightly paper in the interests of  the new town. The press work"will  be done, in - Vancouver. The Van  Anda Company purpose putting; on t  a boat of their own Stov^ri and will  . have daily mails in the near'future:  ' On the return trip Capt. Gardener at the instance of Mr-. McLean,  courteously������waitedbver half an hour  at both Como^jand the, wharf to  give-passengers an opportunity to  stretch ,their weary limbs and partake of .refreshments of a more or  less liquid description.   '  The genial, steward of the city,  John Todd, was everywhere at once.  Truly, the owners could not have a  *a man in his place who: would better suit the travelling public. *Tne  *���������  ��������� J *\  same, may be "said of every one on.  Aboard the City.   Thanks  are  due.  - ���������*������������������     J- ,    _- ���������    ,- ->        r, ' .**+���������;?-������������������.'  ;_4r.: Treat, and Mr.'.. Seymour for^  "'-'*���������*: '"''"-. ��������� , . **��������� -"YO"'-''������Vfyy) *  -courtesy* in  showing a' stranger a-  rpund and explaining everything of ,  interest.' ���������-"-���������.   i.   ;' -  says:���������It ia impossible to  cast Bhsme uport, J  France, believing that  witnesses who  have    |  held the  highest offices of state are preju?  diced  ruffians.    Disregard  of public state  state facts is only  to be  explained ~3' th< i*   I  firm conviction that the  facts in Bord-au xr  were' commuoicated   by   an officer   of the:  general staff and  that odicer couldn't  have.;  been Dreyfus.    Suspicion  points to Colou-l/  Henry who resorcod to forgery to strengthen',. j  the legeedof the guilt of Dreyfus. '���������J-  FROM KLONDIKE. .    ,     J, 1  One, at   least,   of   the * Klondikers,< has-;  ' ''Ir'"   '���������tr  struck it rich,    Mr. Jno. Williams has, bov\>  enclaims on Hunker Creek, No, 35, ..upper'.'  ' and lower, two in _fo, 36 and No. 37.'" Nbt^f  1      1   "-  "3*1-     S  35 alone is estimated to be worth $J00,0OO>/  , A. little son of Mr. A. D. Williams' .waslied'/  out from this claim a nugget  worth ���������'$60.'h  ' * ^''    'f 'l'* *fc*.  MrF Williams brought t'ome sereral ������������������ plidtoi*  '*      " -    "9"'''&  of his* claim, the cabin they lived   in,   andj  the traMveay to his claim and other' plaoea!"  * , \   -* -  **-^JS,  of intores.t. - 'Mr.   Frao,k   Williams * thinkflt  '    - .   *'  , *   ������.       - ��������� '    - f' t iY.\$4i  there is no truth in the report th^t   Alex'.ct  <1        ' - >     ��������� . "i- *'V  i,^'^  McDonald has assigned. He has.elaima4oioi\  the richest ground in Klondike.' -{L Mr;'; ,MbV"  Donald's machinery, except the light Ij'stuff-i  is in Dawson still, awaiting < tr^sportatio^  when the snow comes ^'    , <- i'   '������   ���������*  - u'5 '?<"*> I  t.������***������5>'V ���������\-^V*f'l  1 - hM  whahf notes:  ���������Most of the Bayites, visited Texada'reneii  day and were much'pleased .with the/day'a,  outing,' and the Bights they saw. ���������"-' '< ��������� i; '��������� >t^���������  ' ������������������ '.   ��������� v'r>. _*   " <-V  Transfer has been quite busy this ; weelr,  carrying C. P. R. cars loaded with' coal;,to  Vancouver.   - ' -"  ' '-'"-  *m  The steamer Tyr, lumber' loaded frbn  Chemainus for China, called here this "week  forfuel.i . )  - f' '��������� s*  .--������l  Chas. -Timlin, of Hotel Maliapino, 'Lund J  i j y v *���������(  * *"'      * ' ^  i    ** S ���������* 1  B. C, was over on a visib this^week.^^'.j^'^r  .���������'Si?  NOTICE TO^COiWRACJORS^l  ��������� \ Sealed Tender^,; prope^rl^ indore|  - f'.tl  Seattle,  Aug.   18.���������-News   just received  that the Ala-ka Co's steamer Louise on the  Yukon was wrecked a short distance above  St. Michaels and isa total loss, also a gov.  ernmeat cargo lost amounting to $10,000.  For Sale.���������A new type-writer,  never been used. Price $40. Apply  this office  Vancouver, Aug. 18,���������Scarcity of labor  in salmon fishing. Fishermen are able to  secure better terms aud to day the fiish ad-  _  vanccd to 20 cents.  FOR SALE OR RENT.���������The  house lately occupied by Mr. Chas.  Lowe. For terms, apply to J.L.Roe,  Cumberland.  Victoria, Aug. 18.���������H. M. S. Warspite  leaves for Comox next week to spend a  month rifle practice.  FOR SALE,���������A set of Dickens'  works���������cost $28���������will take $10.  Apply this office.  Victoria, Aug. IS.���������Mrs. Richard Creech  from Hamilton Ontario, dfed here Wednesday night. She was 70 years old aud related to H. Crotch of Comox.  Victoria, Aug. 18.���������Justice Drake this  morning delivered judgment quashing civic  by-law closing up a portion of Craig Flower  Road as a main highway.  Victoria, Aug 4.���������The Str. Tees was unable to take all carg������ offered on her last  trip north.  New York, Aug. 18.���������Half a ton of dynamite being used by contractors exploded  ou a plot of ground here to day with terrific effect. Several persons are injured and  buildings wrecked.  Rennes, Aug. 18.���������M. Labdri was allowed to leave his bed for three hours to-day  and even to walk across the room. Doctor  says he will be able to be present at Monday's session. Madame Labori has received  a number of men asking letters. One that  came to-day was sorry  that the   would-be  Berlin, Aug. 10.���������Commenting on the  Dreyfus court-martial, the Cologne Gaaette  -struction of a frame schodl-hbuseFa  Unioii.Bayl..^. ,; < :* \'^-;:"iC^  ��������� /Plansand JSpecifications,/Bl'ani  forms of Tender,' and Bond* of .Execution of the work can be had ,o  applications to the undersigned.)  The lowest   of any   tender no  necessarily accepted. (  M. Manson.  Secretary Trustee Board  . Union Bay, August 11, '99.  Notice.  Riding on'locomotives and VailJ  way cars  of   the   Union   Collier]  Company by any   person   or   perj  sons���������except train crew���������is strictl;  prohibited.     Employees   are  sub|  ject to dismissal for allowing same  By .order  Francis D.- Littli  Manager.  THE   LARGEST"  . and most Complete Stock of',  Musical  Instruments in.BX������  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  P. 0. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS,  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,     ,  BANJOS,  AUTOHARPS,:  All the latest Sheet Music  and Foiios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. Needles and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue. M  : *V~ ;-���������-;;-���������-r-----  '%���������  i-lL-^:;:.--:  w,*?:  WHEN   FIKIS  COMES.  When'finis cornes, the book we close,  And somewhat sadly fan'ey goes  "With back-ward step from stage to stage  Of that accomplished pilgrimage. * * *  The thorn lies thicker than the rose I  There is so much that no one. knows���������  So much unreached that none suppo.-e.  What flaws, what faults, on every page  When finis comes!  Still they must pass.   Tlie swift tide flows.  Though not for nil the laurel grows.  Perchance in this beslandered age  ,The worker mainly wins his wage.  And time will sweep both friends and foe'*  Wheti finis comes.  ���������A ustin Dobson.  i  I                            O-A-  1                            *  o ���������>:-o'f o-x-o-:f o-:f o-::-o-ir o-vr o-if b :t o ���������-/c  >->:-9  i            ?  i            o  -i*  The Case of  o  ' o  ; ���������      o  :':  o  1-             *  Mr, Mason.  o  6  O^O'vO'vOTfOwO-^O-X-O-IfO-X-O-JrOwOvfOvl-O  . Mr. "Mason seemed to all of us who  knew him at Burkillo a perfectly inoffen-  BivoVman. Ho had come to Burkville from  ���������somewhere. Tho fact that lie talked  little or not at all about his own previous  history may have somewhat; prejudiced  him in the estimation of our citizens, lor  Burkvillo people, thcro is no denying, are  inquisitive���������like to know all about newcomers.  In a,,purely business sense Everett K.  __ason was unimpeachable. It was socially, and only socially, that his personality  was/a little overcast by his never alluding  ' to any other place where ho may have resided before he came to hang out in the  thriving and growing town of Burkvillo  the sign, "EyerettK. Mason, Real Estate."  As any ono may remark, this was a very  notable exception to the rule that silence  is golden.    Mr. Mason,   it  seemed, could  ���������; smilo on 'the just and unjust, the high and ,  the low -alike,   though  nobody  ever  saw  him hilarious, ,bufc ifc seemed that he  had  made ifc,to himself an  inflexible rule  to  talk only, of  indifferent and  impersonal  - matters when he was not talking business.  Nevertheless his fate came to him at  last*, for all his not talking.    "  It was a deal  in  Burkvillo  real   estate  that brought him   into  friendly relations  .  with-Deacon Sturge, tho father of Lydia  Sturge.  "Well,  now,"   said tho deacon, coming  ' home  in  a  good  humor  one  afternoon,  "about this Mason.    What's  thc matter  with Mason?     That's   what   I   want to  know.''  "He's nil right,"   young Bobby yelled,  ���������   thinking of last election.  , "Keep still, Bobby,"  said Mrs. Sturge.  "What do you mean, pa?    Who said anything against this Mr. Mason?    I'm  sure  he comes to church  regularly,   and you  , ought to know if ho puts anything in the  - plate. ��������� What about him?"  ���������     ������������������ "Well, just this about  him���������ho strikes  ^   me as a good, square, up and down busi-  j ness man,, and -I think  this community  ," ought to be glad to have him."  - - True, toincsure,-some women���������church  J- members, too���������tried to "make  us  believe  that Mrs. Sturge was trying to get a substantial, reliable son-in-law when she became hospitablo  to  this Mr. Mason, but.  then,,there is no end to the small malice  t" of.some women who are church members.  . It can hardly be said  that  Air. Mason  showed any great enthusiasm   in his way  .of accepting the  Sturge  invitation     He  ,   came with what you may call polite  alac-  ' rity���������just pleased to show  his  consideration   for   thc  Sturgo family.    When  he  came, he smiled on everybody  and on the  * supper, which was a good supper.    Lydia  did.not take any marked dislike  to him.  ' He made himself agreeable to Mrs. Sturge.  He  talked cheerily with thc deacon about  the outlook for Burkville real estate..   As  for me���������I happened to be one of the party  ���������it struck me that poor Mason   was  not  -nearly  so delighted with   thc  entertainment as his set smile would have indicated, and I know that ho once  stole  a  sly  look at the clock when ifc was not yet  quite half, an hour to tho right going homo  time.  But beforo Mr. Mason could properly  bring his visit to a close something happened.  It all came of Bobby's inordinate fondness for dried prunes.    Bobby would  run  back for thc second time since leaving the  supper table to thc dining room  to  get  "���������more prunes! He sat on the floor in a corner, between the grand piano and the fender, and worked his jaws and flicked prune  stories  into the grate, unobserved by his  -.'parents, until suddenly ho paused, looked  .alarmed and gave a hideous,   strangled  cough.  "He's choked!" Mrs. Sturge cried aloud.  "It's those prunes! I know it!" Lydia  got up from the piano seat, caught her  younger brother by tho arms, jerked him  to his feet and began thumping his back.  *'If you will allow mo," said Mr. Mason inexactly the same even, unexcited  tones in which he had just been unfolding  a plan for the expansion of Burkville in  one particular direction, "I think I sco  what is wrong."  Then he quietly but firmly took Bobby  from Lydia's violent haixls, set him in a  straight backed chair and seized a Japanese or Chinese whalebone back scratcher  which helped to ornament one end of tho  mantelpiece.  "Just let me hold your head back as far  as you can, Bobby," said Mr. Mason, placing his left hand on Bobby's.red and por-  spiring brow and with his right adroitly  concealing the back scratcher.  Bobby, half exhausted already, did as  he was told, while bis rnoufch fell open  automatically. Then Mr. Mason, with the  swiftness  and precision of a juggler, it  lieve it for 12 hours after, but'the profuse  gratitude showered on Mr. Mason and all  the confusion following the incident gave  him an opportunity to run away, which,  I thought, ho was evidently glad to seize.  "Now, what do you think of that man  and his 'deglutition?' " Lydia said to mo  after he had left. "Do you: think ho  learned to perform surgical operations just  to go into the real estaite business?"  "Hardly," I said.  "I wonder who Mr. Mason is?" she  mused.  ''Just Mr. Mason," I said.  .'.Lydia,shook her head with conviction.  "That man has had a past life," she  said, "because 'he is over 30. He never  talks about that past life.    There must be  a reason why he never talks about lhati  past life. That reason must be discovered. The Vehmgericht must take a hand  here."  "Now, I know what Lydia's Vehmgericht was. It was a half jocose club, with  a membership of five girls and two.younu:  matrons of Burkville. It never hel-1  formal meetings that anybody knew ol,  had no badges that anybody ever saw, antl  yet thc "society" boys and girls of tin;  place were somehow more than half afraiiJ  of the Vehmgericht. For myself I had  never believed very seriously in thc terror!!  of this secret organization, and yet when  Lydia mentioned ,it in connection with  Mr. Mason I could not- help half expecting, half wishing, that something might  come of her threat.  That winter passed away, and the spring  followed ifcand tho summer. I met Lydia  Sturge at tho county fair in thc fall. She  had been away at the seaside.  "you are particularly welcome," sho  said in answer to my greeting. "You arc  just the man."  "Oh," I said, "have you found that out  at last?"'  ��������� "It only took mc one minute to mako  up my mind," she said. "You see, you  were there when I resolved to enter seriously into this matter."  "What matter���������garden truck or quilts?"  "You wero  there when I said  it was a  subject  for  thc Vehmgericht,"  sho went  on, ignoring my facetiousness.  "You don't mean about Mason? Havo  you remembered'that all this time?"  "Well, in spite of your sneers, ifc seems  you havo remembered it," she retorted.  "So, we_ have not forgotten The affair  has been brought to a conclusion, I believe,' or nearly. We want the help of  some man tonight."  "If there is any slaughter in it," I said,  "I beg to decline."  "I think you will do very well," Lydia  went on. "Thc west bound limited  reaches tho Union depot at 10:37 p. m. It  will bring a young but rather emaciated  woman, dressed in'mourning. You must  bo there to meet her. Ask for Mrs. Cook,  carry her valise for her, 'board the street  car and bring her to our house."  As this mission entailed no bloodshed I  undertook ifc. Before I left; the fair  ���������grounds Lydia had warned mo that a  word of this important matter breathed to  any one before she should give me,permission would be visited with the displeasure  of the Vehmgericht. Silence and faithful-'  ness in the execution of my orders would  equally merit its good graces. ,.  The young woman dressed in black duly  appeared with her valise on the platform  of thc day coach as the limited drew into  the depot; that night. She was emaciated,  as Lydia had described her, but decidedly  good looking, with a chastened and subdued beauty.  "Did Miss Fox ask you to meet mc?"  she said timidly.  "No," I said, "Miss Fox, I believe, will  not be home for more than a week yet.  Miss Sturge it was"���������  His'chief aim in life for more than a year  has been to escape from his own lawful  wifeand at the same time escape a divorce  trial: Mason is one of those fool men who  will go ten miles out of tho way to avoid  a 'scene,' as they call it. I had to bring  him up to time sharp."  "And did tlie Vehmgericht investigate  and dispose of all those���������lies?" I asked in  awe.  Lydia only smiled and said, "H'm."���������  Denver Times.  Mobs and Soldiers.  A'' French or Italian crowd, however  furious, will part to give a general a path,  and some' years ago an officer in Berlin  dispersed a crowd which was threatening  some urban'landlords by merely shouting  words of command to them from a balcony. The artisans who were raging below could not resist the impulse to  "form," "march" and "halt" when they  heard the well known, formulas.  A crowd can no more resist a modern  regiment in the open than a cheese can resist a knife. Xo doubt if the people aro  exasperated enough to T-ontinuo firing  from the houses there will be much loss  inflicted on thc troops, but experience  shows that this form of attack maddens  soldiers and that the resulting massacre  cows men who, however brave, have nevor  fought before with women and children  screaming, clinging or flying all around  them.���������Siifiri'tator.  NO QUICK DIVORCES.  NORTH   DAKOTA  GOES OUT OF THE  BUSINESS ON JULY  1.  A SAILOR'S WIFE.  Mr*.   Cog:liI(iii   AlwayB    Tries    to    Be  Jfenr Her Fighting Husband.  Mrs. John B. Coghlan, wife of the gallant captain of the cruiser Raleigh, th<-  first of Dewey's ships to come homt  from the Philippines, is an accomplished woman of charming manners. She is  a good type of the American naval officer's wife., She is used to "living in ?  trunk" and thinks nothing of packing  up  to  move  to   the  other  side  of  the  Popular Sentiment of tlie State Forced the - Amendment of tlie Three  Months' Residence Law���������How the  Fight Was Waged. .'  North.Dakota is going out of the di-  'vorce business. The state is to be a  Mecca for mismated' couples no longer.  People with marital ' differences will  have to take their troubles elsewhere  for a speedy cutting of the nuptial knot.  Ever since North Dakota entered the  sisterhdod of states she has, furnished  an asylum for the men and women who  wanted, quick divorces. This was because the divorce laws of the state demanded only a 30 days' residence from  the plaintiff ' and allowed decrees on  grounds of desertion and similar complaints that are easy to prove.  But the last legislature, yielding to  the popular demand of the respectable  citizens of the state, amended the divorce laws so that a year's residence is  to be required. This- amendment goes  into force on July 1. Its effect has already been felt, for no application for  divorce which was not filed before April  1 can be acted upon.;undei* the old law.  The .fact that the divorce business  was a most profitable one to North Dakota emphasizes the general soundness  of North Dakota morals,,for the people  of the state we-re almost unanimoes in  demanding that this traffic in human  unhappiness should cease. They considered it a disgrace.  founded Guthrie, Oklaljoma, but as-  soon as congress abolished the 90 day  provision of the territory he moved his-  practice to North Dakota.  "The divorce business has been a big-  fifing to the state, and its destruction  will be a big loss," he says. "Of course-  no one is coming to North Dakota when  a legal residence can be established in-  South Dakota in half the time."    -r  So South Dakota will probably be the-  headquarters of the divorce colony until the people rise in' their might and  drive out the divorce mills. In the-  meantime North Dakota is preparing to-  watch the divorce stain fade from the '  ���������scutcheon of the commonwealth.   Mildred Merbiam.   -  IMPROVED SCREENS.  Guthrie and Fargo have been the  principal divorce centers. In both these  cities there flourished many 'law firms  whose chief business was the carting of  grist to the divorce -mills. Not content  with the business which came to them,  they advertised freely in the eastern  papers. Here is -one of their tempting  baits which recently appeared in a New  York newspaper, the names being  changed:    ,  fJ..������..������..������������������..������..������_������..������..#...~._c-������������������������������-������~������..������..���������������o������e--������) ������������������.-������. ������|������  A-An.absolute diyoree may ?  <. be obtained in North Da- *  /kota upon a residence j  \ there for a period of 90 i  (���������days. Partem & Skincm >  i of North Dakota, offices, \  \ Broad-A-uy, New York.       j  DAKOTA  DIVORCES.  But while the lawyers made smooth  thc- legal path to "freedom they charged  high prices for their services. The hotels, boarding houses and saloons profited greatly also. So when the movement to amend the law was made there  was,;active and organized opposition.  The fight for the amendment, extended  pver several  years and *was most-bit-  seemed to me, sent the butt end of the  whalebone straight down Bobby's gullet. , A turn of Mr. Mason's wrist, and up  came the whalebone again. Mr. Mason  smiled, it seemed rather sheepishly, as he  let Bobby escape and turned to Mrs.  Sturge with, "No cause for alarm, I assure you���������nono whatever."  It took some time to convince Mrs.  Sturge that the prune stone, which had  stuck crosswise in Bobby's throat, had  been pushed into a proper end on position,  I which Mr. Mason said, "made its deglutition easy."    Bobby himself would not be-  "Oh, yes, Miss Fox's friend. I knew  Miss':Fox' had gone to the White mountains after she left me at the seaside "  I knew quite well ��������� that Brisy Fox was  one of the Vchm, and now I understood  that the business had been turned over to  her. To be quite candid, I was burning  with curiosity to, know exactly what tho  business was. All I knew for certain was  that it concerned the identity of Mr. Mason. Beyond that I guessed, but my  guess seemed so extravagant that I wanted to have facts in its place. More than  that, it all had to do with Mason. Lydia  ..had refused to tell me, and I thought it  wise not to try to pry .into the dreadful  secrets of the seven.  However, as the car stopped early in the  journey and Mason himself got on, with  some other men, I thought proper to say  to Mrs. Cook:  "Please let down your veil."       .   -  The warning was unnecessary. She  had seen Mason and recognized him as  soon as. I. Through the rest of the journey I could feel that Mrs. Cook was trembling and sobbing, but we reached the  Sturge residence without further, adventure.   . .  I have always thought that, considering my faithfulness and care in the discharge of the duty laid upon mo, Lydia  oght to havo let mo be present at thc meeting between���������  Oh, of course they wero husband and  wife. |  But  this was  Lydia's  original   way of j  bringing them together.    She wrote Mason a note something like thc following:  Dear Mr, Mason���������Eo so kind as to spare one  hour from your real estate transactions tomorrow and lunch with me. It will be a three  cornered parly. My other guest is a friend of  mine who is dying to see you, and I insist upon your coming, even if you have to break another engagement.  She took good care that Mason should  not get her note until the morning of the  day she wanted him. Nevertheless I believe be suspected the truth and was terribly frightened.  But he came, and at the close of the  lunch there was a little scene���������a most hf-  teresting one. Bobby, who was not afraid  to help himself to prunes freely now, was  tho only spectator.  "And were they divorced?" I asked  Lydia when-sho consented to tell me more  of the story.  "No," she said, "but they quarreled  over some rubbish. He used to practice  as a physician, but when they separated  by mutual consent three years ago it made  a talk in the town where they lived. So  he moved away and took to real estate.  Then she saw the foolishness of it all and  tried to make it up, and he was misled by  lies that some divorce shark had told him. ���������  , MRS. JOHN B. COGriLAN.  world on a few hours' notice. She does  not like to be left at home. She has  cruised around the world���������not with her  husband, for the naval regulations do  not allow that, but after him.  Mrs. Coghlan calls herself.a cosmopolitan, for her home is where her husband happens, to be stationed.- She has  been up the Mediterranean,' on the China, European and South American stations and also at the Mare Island navy  yard, usually preceding or following her  husband and joining him at his post of  duty. While her husband was at Manila it was not convenitent for her to be  in that immediate vicinity,-so she went  to Paris with the widow of the famous  General Custer, so as to be as near him  as circumstances would permit: She  returned to this country a short time  ago ;and has been visiting friends in  New York city.  Before her marriage she was Miss 3\\-  lia Barbour of Terre Haute, Ind. She  was an orphan, attending school at a  convent, when she first met Captain  Coghlan. He was then a young naval  officer. Friendship blossomed ,into love,  and love ripened into marriage. Soon  after their marriage Captain Coghlan  was ordered to the European station on  board the Richmond. The young bride  went 1������) Europe and remained near her  husband until he was relieved and ordered home. Two years were spent in  Washington, when her husband was on  duty at the hydrographic bureau/of the  navy department. During their stay in '  Washington the Coghlans were popular  in naval circles, and they have many  warm friends there.  Some Modest nnd Simple Ideas That  Are EaMily Carried Out."  Perhaps nothing except the lamp  shade has been more.atrociously treated  than the screen. Both so necessary and  so suggestive of warmth and cheer, it  is a pity that some device has not been  created for better results. We have seen  recently a fire sceen that seems a possible step toward betterment.  It was simply a frame of cheap wood,  about  2 inches wide by 1 thick, made*'  into a square  of  some   23_"   by 3 feet,  supported on  two  feet,  or  standards,  raising the frame four or five inches off  the floor.   This square was covered with  crimson   or  green   linen, coarse,   stout  stuff  and   of good  color.    Small brass  headed nails closely placed held the two >  edges together.' On the outer side was  fastened,-near the top, a brass ornament  in French  design���������a wreath or knot of  ribbon or something after this fashion.  A   great    variety    of    ornamentation,  might   be   used with 'the   brass. Ayhich  may be purchased in the larger and best  hardware shops, but of course the very  severity of  the  one  described,was. its  merit.  Another screen-was without the  wreath,   but  had   two  rows  of  small  brass beading aU'around it.   They'were  extremely   neat,- and,   made   in   richer  stuff, would bequite, elegant..Tho, feet  must be well  painted, black  or  red or  green, according to the room they are"'  to he used in. . -  A better ^finished frame in -the same  measurements, with a panel of leather  paper oh one side and Java printed  cloth on the other, would also be good.  The paper should he first pasted on  cheap cotton 'cloth and the. Java print  ��������� lined with it. Some of the woven "tapestries,,if carefully selected, look extremely well. "The folding screen, so desirable  for-warding off drafts, covering up the  ugly heaters or giving privacy to a  needed corner, may be made of linen or  leather paper quite, in the same "way as  the screens described above and is infinitely better than the bizarre-effects  and novelties offered to the seeker after  the latest fashion   in screens.  One or two of these conveniences are  necessary in every house, and, with, a -  small amount"of exertion they may be  obtained with little cost. "Beyond all  things, have them firmly made and sirn- '  ply decorated, remembering the screen  is^made pre-eminently to hide and not  to attract.���������House Beautiful.  A  Club  Wortli   Having:.  Indian (to man with broken golf  stick)���������Don't feel so bad about it, my  young man, I'll let you take this club if  yon won't break it.���������New York Journal  , BISHOP JOHN SHANLET.  terly waged in;,the last two. The attorneys organized to.fight the measure,  but found themselves arrayed, against  almost the entire people of the state  outside of business interests affected,  and their opposition became lukewarm.  Bishop John Shanley of the diocese of  Fargo started the crusade against the  90 day 'provision of the old law. He  soon had the women of the state, organized by the W. C. T.-'U., behind him.  The first fight against the law was a  failure. The house passed the amendment, but the senate defeated it by one  vote. The fight was kept up in the two  succeeding years, and the amendment  as introduced by Judson Lamoure went  through the last legislature.  Even with the boarding houses and-  saloon keepers behind them the divorce  lawyers could not win. The Fargo bar,  which Is recognized as the largest and  most influential in the state, attempted  to organize for opposition and appointed a committee to visit the legislators,  but that committee dwindled down to  one man, whose influence was not exerted to any great extent.  The effect upon the business done at  present by the courts has been to increase the amount. The'colonies of divorcees are larger, having- been increased by. the emigres who rushed into  the state to make good their residence  under the 90 day provision of the old  law. The court records indicate that  their lawyers are filing their cases as  rapidly as possible and are working to  clear up the field for the benefit of the  clients whose cases will have to be  brought in before July l.  The most outspoken, frank adherent  supporter of the old divorce regime even  among Dakota attorneys is Ladru Guthrie of Grand Forks. He disclaims any  disposition to make a specialty of divorce cases exclusively, but acknowledges that the branch of the practice  was the most lucrative the Dakota attorney had. His name is as well known  in the history of Oklahoma divorce  courts  as it  is  in  North  Dakota.    He  A Holder For Hatpins.  "One of the latest devices in' fancy  ���������work is a holder for the always necessary hatpin. For the making of the very  dainty and   novel one  illustrated The  Designer       furnishes  lowing  the   fol-  direc-  tions: Cut a triangular piece of  cardboard for the  back  and   cover  it   with   silk  or  satin.    Cut   another' triangular  piece  of  lighter  cardboard       b r  crinoline    about  twice,  as   wide,  but    the    same  length.       Cover  this    also    with  silk or. other material   and   trim  around   the   top  with       several  '   hatpin cushion.      rows of baby ri b-  bon.   A deep frill of lace may finish"the  upper edge.    Bend this piece very carefully, to look  like a   half  closed sunshade, as shown in the illustration.  At  tbe lower end sew the end of a penholder for a ferrule, hiding the -joining with  a bow of  ribbon.    The ferrule may be  gilded or white enameled.  Sew the bent  piece of  cardboard  to the  plain piece  along   the   sides,   making   very   neat,  small  stitches and holding  it so that  while the back  remains flat   the front  hoops out, making a place for the cushion.    Make this of horsehair and cover  the top with a puffed bit of china silk.  A rounded and   shaped piece of   wood  painted or gilded  to match the ferrule  forms the handle.    It is best to have it  long enough to reach to the  bottom of  the holder, where  it  is firmly tacked.  It  runs  through  the cushion  top and  the  horsehair   and  is glued  along its  entire length.   Two little brass rings are  sewed  to the  back of  the  triangular  piece near the top by which to hang the  holder tip. A ribbon bow gives a pretty  finish to the handle.   General Agnus, the editor of the Baltimore American, has been appointed by  President McKinley a member of the  board of visitors to the Military academy  at West Point, this being the second time  that he has been so honored. He was  chairman of the board of visitors appointed by President Harrison in 1S93.  i  m  ���������A  i Si'  THE CUMBER!AND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Tunbridgc Wells.  Home of Snrali Grand  '-  About  a  mile  from  England, in a little gray "house, lives  Sarah Grand, who wrote the "Heavenly  Twins." . She is nearing middle age, is a  medium sized woman, with dark hair,  ���������clear cut features, and is an easy conversationalist.       ' ���������       r '  ( In tlie room where her writing is dono  'there aro Miie quaint things, among  'them a stork mounted so he appears to bo  ���������watching her at work.   That sho may not  : forget the suffering of the world sho keeps  ���������close by her desk an engraving of Dudley  ��������� Hardy's picture of tho destitute poor of  London., Her desk is a table of mahogany,  -fitted with drawers, and tho top is littered  ���������with blotters, books, ink, pens and papers.  The chuir at tho desk is High backed, with  curved legs, and a bookcase stands close at  hand.  There- is a bay window in tho writing  room, which has been niado into a cozy  ���������cornor, with couch, pillows and curtains.  'Handsome rugs aud paintings add to the  room.  Sarah Grand is fond of children, cspe-  ���������cially Beth, tho baby daughter of her stop-  .son, and thc child   frequently plays about  ���������her while her grandmother is writing,  ���������seemingly not at; all disturbed by childish  prattle.   Why will you pflow a cough to lacerate  your,throat or lungs and run the risk of  filling a consumptive's grave, when, by  the timely use of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup tbe pain can be allayed and  the danger avoided. This syrup is pleasant to the taste, and unsurpassed for relieving, healing and curing all affections  of the throat and lungs, coughs, colds,  bronchitis, etc. etc.  Fooled tltn Pa������������eng-erii.  A man sitting in an electric car the  other day pulled cut of his pocket his  handkerchief, when out sprang what  seemed to be a snake. It wriggled and  jumped around on the floor at a great  rate. The ladies screamed and huddled  together, the men made for it, and one  stamped his foot on it. but upon examination it proved to be a copper wound  bass piano wire..which the man with  the handkerchief had coiled up in his  pocket and, having become uncoiled,  jumped to the floor. How the women  looked daggers at him after they became quieted down was a caution.- He  soon got off. we presume to put it in  the piano that needed it; not because of  the looks of the women.���������Salem Gazette. '   A CURE FOR RHEUMATISM.���������The  Intrusion of uric acid into the blood vessels is a fruitful cause of rheumatic pains.  This irregularity is owing to a deranged  and unhealthy condition of the liver.  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 notion they correct impurities in the blood.  A PnNMeiitt-er'M,Opinion.  Lady (at railway station)���������Is there  any objection to dogs in this car, conductor?  Gentleman (on platform)���������I am not  the conductor, madam. I will say, however, that there is a crying baby in this  car, and if your dog.- is big enough-to  swallow the baby I think he will ba  welcome.  The Craze For Titles. ��������� .  Jack���������I-wonder why American girls  ' -are so crazy to marry titled foreigners.  Ethel���������Well,-they can't, join secret  societies and get titles, .aa the men do.  -'-New York Journal. ,- '       '  A -lint.,  '   He���������And how many teeth have yon  left?        '��������� .,,..;  Beggar���������Only one, and that has  nothing to do' for days at a time.���������Meg-  gendorfer Blatter.  ULCERKURE Heals the Worst Barb-Wire Cuts.  THE COUGHING and wheezing of persons troubled with bronchitis or the  asthma is excessively harassing to themselves and annoying to others. Dr.'  Thomas' Eclectrio Oil obviates all this  entirely, safely and speedily, and is a benign'remedy for lameness, sores,-injuries,  piles,- kidney and spinal troubles.  A "Woman. Trie* It.  Husband   (sick  at home)���������Did  you  mail that letter I-gave you?  0   -    Wifeo (back   from   hurried shopping  ��������� tour)���������N-o: I forgot   it until the last  minute.  "It was very important."  "Oh, it's all right l I gave it to a little boy who   promised to,'give it to another little boy whose half  uncle lives  . next  door -to a letter carrier."���������New  York .Weekly.    r'-    .-���������.,       ���������   ���������  ���������     :  There never was, and never  will be,   n  universal panacea, in one remedy,  for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature  ot many curatives being such   that ,were  the germs of other and differently  seated  diseases rooted in the system  of   the  pa-  -    tient���������what would relieve one ill in turn'  would   aggravate  the  other.     We  have,  however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable in a sound,   unadulterated   state,   a  remedy for many and grievous ills. By its  gradual and judicious use the frailest systems   are fled   into     convalescence    and  strength bv the influence which   Quinine  exerts on Nature's  own  resSoi-atives.    It  relieves the drooping spirits of those with  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life  is a  disease, and, by   tranquillizing   the   nerves,  disposes to sound and   refreshing   sleep���������  imparts vigor to the action of the   blood,  ���������  which, being stimulated, courses through-  , out the veins, strengthening the  healthy  animal functions of the  system,   thereby  making    activity    a    necessary    result,  strengthening the frame, and giving  life  to the digestive organs,   which  naturally  demand increased substance���������result,   improved appetite. Northrop and Lyman, of  Toronto, have given to  the   public  their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual  rate,  and, gauged by tbe opinion of  scientists,  this wine  approaches  nearest  perfection  of any in the market.     All druggists sell  it.  Only an Amateur.  Mrs. Driver���������You're hungry, eh? What  are you, anyway? A professional tramp,  I SMppose.  Roads Walker���������Xo, lady, I'm not a professional. - Only an ammytoor, l.-������:ty. I  never ask for money. Something to cat  and drink is all I havo ever entered fat  vet.  Minard's Liniment Cures Dan W.  Thoughtful of His Wife���������and Hlmaclf.  "Mr. Bloomfield is a most considerate  husband." said Mr. Gaswell to Mr.  Dukane.  "Is he?"  *:Yes ; the family moved on April 1  to a house with a lawn in front of it,  and when Mrs. Bloomfield's birthday  came along toward the end of April her  husband gave her for a'birthday present  a^ice light running lawn mower.,''���������  Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.- ;    ���������  ULCERKURE���������-Swift Cure lor  or Ivy.  Minard's Liniment'for sale everywhere.  Once Wn.a  En on ph.  This is one of General Miles' stories.  In the Confederate army, Longstreet'a  corps was making a night march. ';About  4 o'clock in the morning, when every  one was worn out. a Georgia regiment  stopped. A Georgia soldier put his rifle  up against the tents on the other side  of where Longstreet was.  "Well," he said, "this is pretty hard  ���������to fight all day and march all night.  But I suppose lean, do it for love of my  country." He continued: "I can go  hungry. I can fight, if need be. I can  die for rny couutrj*. because I love my  country. But when this war is over I'll  be blowed if I'll ever love another country 1"���������Woman's Journal.  ��������� THEY WAKE THE TORPID ENERGIES.���������Machinery not properly supervised and left to run itself, very soon  shows fault in its working. It is the same  with ,the digestive organs. Unregulated  from time to time -they are likely to become torpid and throw the whole system  outof gear. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills  were made to meet such cases. They restore to the full the flagging faculties,  and bring into order all parts of the  mechanism. ,.  A Boy's  Bad Sprain.  Mr. B. Bennie, of Union Mines, B.C.,  writes: "My son Samuel Bennie got his  leg crushed and bruised in the mines  seven weeks ago. The' swelling never  fully left it until we tried Griffiths' Menthol Liniment. On . the first application  the swelling aud soreness entirely left it,  and the muscles began to loosen up so  much that the same evening he was able  to use his foot freelv for tbe first time. I  consider it the best liniment known.".  All druggists, 25 cents.  Ftit  Out a������ a Feeler.  Mr. Willingham.���������What would yon  do,. Mr. Rockington, if I were to ask  you for your daughter in marriage?  Mr. Rockington:���������Well, that is something that I hardly want to answer offhand. "  Mr. Willingham���������I'm glad of that.  Now, if I could be sure that you would  not answer with your foot I would feel  free to so ahead.  His  Final  Request.  A Scotch farmer, celebrated in his  neighborhood for his immense strength  and-skill in athletic exercises, very frequently had the pleasure of contending  with people who came to try their  strength against him. Lord D., a great  pugilistic amateur, went from London  on purpose to fight the athletic Scot.  The latter was working in an inclosure  at a little distance from his house when  the noble lord arrived. His lordship tied  his horae to a tree and addressed the  farmer. "Friend, I have heard marvel-  pus reports of your skill and have come  a long way to see which of us two is  the better wrestler."  The Scotchman, without answering,  seized the nobleman, pitched him over  the hedge and then set about working  again. When Lord D. got up. "Well, "  said the farmer, "have you anything  to say to me?"  "No," replied his lordship, "but perhaps you'd be good enough' to throw me  my horse. "���������Public Opinion.  The   IUetlio������l.  "Here's a case of a man who went  to law in order to get the girl he loved  away from her parents. "  "Took out a writ of attachment, I  suppose.,:  Cure canceR  No Knife���������No Plaster.  DEPT. W. N. ABBOTT,  MYRON MASON MEDICAL CO.,  577 Slierbourne St.,      -       Toronto.  There are annually killed in Africa  a minimum of 65,000 elephants, yielding the production of a quantity of raw  ivory, the selling price of which is $4,-  200.000.  As  early as  the  year 47  great   Alexandrian   library  over 40,000 valuable books.  B. C.   the  contained  Permanent  Cure of  Chronic  Constipation.  Perhaps you've suffered with constipation for years, tried all the pills and purgatives you ever heard or read of, without  . getting any more relief than the one dose  of the medicine afforded.  Then you were left worse than before,  bowels bound harder than ever, the con-'  stipation aggravated instead of cured.  All the miseries of constipation���������Headache, Sick Stomach, Biliousness, Pimples,  Eruptions, Blood Humors, Blotches, Piles,  and a thousand and one otiter ills crowded  back on you again with redoubled severity.  Wouldn't you consider it a blessing to  be cured of your constipation so that it  would stay cured ? So that a repetition of  all the suffering you have endured would  never come again? Burdock Blood  Bitters can cure you���������cure so that tho  cure will be permanent.  -* That's where it differs from all other  remedies. It makes a thorough renovation of the whole intestinal tract, tones  the bowel wall, acts on the liver and  stomach, and causes all the digestive and  secretory organs to so work harmoniously  and perform their functions properly, and  perfectly that constipation, with all its  attendant sickness, suffering and ill health,  become a'thing1 of the past.  Miss Arabella Jolie, living at 99 Carriere  Street, Montreal, Que., bears out all we  say,in regard to the efficacy of Burdock  Blood Bitters in curing constipation permanently.    This is her statement: -  '' For over a - year I suffered a great  deal from persistent constipation and  could only get temporary relief from the  various remedies I tried until I started'  using Burdock Blood Bitters. I am thankful to say that this remedy  has completely' and permanently cured me and  / have had no return of  fhr constipation.  ' In the year 1306 a party of crusaders  brought a number of rose bushes home  to England with them from Damascus,  and these flourished so well that in a  short time the beautiful flowers were  to be found everywhere throughout the  country.        ���������      [  Having dropped the speakership ball  right in the center of tho field, Mr. Reed  has wisely gone 'far, enough out of the  way to keep clear of the ensuing scrimmage.  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COMPANY  LIMITED  FREE TRIP TO WINNIPEG  DURING FAIR WEEK,  JULY 10 TO IS.  That is to say, you can save  enough to pay for your trip if  you visit     ,  C. B. SCANTLEBURY'S  MAMMOTH.  WALLPAPER  We f-re shaping to sell 30,OO->  rolls of our artistic Wall Paper,  during Fair Week. We will sell  more if we can, for we are very  much overstocked���������have now'in  our salesroom 50,<>Ct> rolls and  more. -M0 Beautiful Art Pie-,  tures included in this sale.  M  (Trade-Mark.)  use ALBERT soap.  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you  ���������will find the best in our  MASTER MECHANIC'S  EXTRAORDINARY.  Sold at all Drug: Stores.  The Provincial Mutual Hail Insurance Co.,  OIF  ESTABLISHED   1891.  MANITOBA.  -^     HEAD   OFFICE:    405   MAIN   STEEET.  The ORIGINAL and O SLY HAIL INSURANCE COMPANY IN MANITOBA FOR THE  PAST EIGHT YEARS, chartered by and conducted strictly under the laws of the Government"  of Manitoba, by MANITOBA FARMERS ONLY, FOR THE FARMERS.  No foreign canvassers employed by this company. /'.  No salaries paklto Directors. - , <  No accumulated funds to be divided among 1he Directors. , ���������*.  No proxy secured for any OFFICIAL to vote at- meetings in your absence.  No control of thc Company EXCEPT BY THE INSURERS ONLY.      > - .1  No binding you to pay nf-s'-ssinenls for live years to come.  , .       ������������������ .  All losses equitably adjusted.                ���������                                                     ' . *'/.vl  Everything square, open and above.board in YOUR OWN OLD AND   RELIABLE COM-,.-/,!  PANY, wliich has paid to losers by hail storms over (.-ri-ju.OjU)                                              f ,"   ���������[  '                                       " '?.- -f & I  ' '���������'-'Jl  ?"���������������[  !--.si  ONE    HUNDRED    THOUSAND    DOLLARS  During the past Eight Years. ''���������'',)-  Farmers Mxifce Certain that i/ou, Insure A&airCst .Hail',%  with the local agents of THE PROVINCIAL MUTUAL, who are men resident in your owhM  districts, and known to you, and thus secure CERTAIN PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY^  from your own farmers' company which is thoroughly mutual, and at the LOWESTPOSSIBLE.^L  <-*-���������?!  COST.  "_30-A.I=lI3   OF   DIRECTORS    FOR   1899:  H. B. BROWN, Morden. J AS. MOLLAND, Glen-ale..'  T. L. MORTON. M. P. P., Gladstone. FRANK SCHULTZ, Baldur.  C. J. THOMSON, Virden. JOHN FENTON, Doioraine.  ROBERT STRANG, "Winnipeg. \     '    '  ���������*���������.������-���������  St,   ;������������������������&  .-.-'.Vin-y.l  ''^���������"���������Hji  ,���������������   'i    *���������  1 ���������->-<U;|  m  ���������    -'-���������*-V  V. '-' JiV\  ��������� v-vr  ' 1 -^V ff  '*   -vvl  W. N. IT." 22*  It's no Trick  To   make Biscuits, Ruffles, etc., nice  and  light and wholesome when you use  WHITE STAB S  It Is unsurpassed  in X.EAVENING   STRENGTH,  is ABSOtUTEIiY   PURE,  and tOW IN PRICK.  C. B. Scantiebury,  Winnipeg, Belleville, and  Kingston.  496 Main Street, next door to  Banfield's Carpet Store.  THE   DYSON-GIBSON   CO.  fflJinm* BADLY.  LJ_/AJ\I       WHY?  Because the roof was covered with an American paper felting, instead of the celebrated  ALL WOOL MICA ROOFING,  Which has never been known to crack, being  elastic.  Paper becomes brittle and cannot.stand the  frost strain.  Send for Sample     Send stamp.  It Is  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee,  ������������������'���������_       t>V:'':  reason: enough why_it is  popular: -~  "W".  Send  for  samples.    Mention  you'll pay, and rooms to paper.  prices  O-.   FONSECA  7 0S   Main   St.,   Winnipeg.  RAINY RIVER NAVIGATION CO.  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BRITANNIA, BRAVER and BTJF*|  FALO  are the  finest  India  anc  , Ceylon TEAS packed.    Put up  MacKENZIE & MILLS, Winnipeg  HIGH, GRADE   PLOWS,   SEEDING    MACHINES!  Carriitgew,   Wagons, Bavro-vvs,  Windmill*!  &c.   COCI-SHUTX PLOW CO., Winnipegl  LEST YOU FORGET s���������Write for Pricel  on Cream Separators, Gasoline Engines, Treal  Powers, and everything used in the CheesI  Factory, Creamery or Dairy. If you have 'tea  cows.one of our Eland Separators WILL SAVll  its cost the first year.  M-iii^iiliil&u  WinnipejJ t������__������_>^_������i wfr-rt-i ������������������������ r>%**rhtmfrAmj������t. ���������aar-aaa  THE    CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY".���������  If. EL  BIssett Editor.  The columns of Tiui News are open to all  <rho wish to expn-y?8 therein views on matt- ���������  an ������f public interest.  Wlum we do not hold ourselves responsible for the utterances of correspondents* we  reserve the right of declining to insert  lmniunications unnecessarily pttraoually.  e  tf2T Advertisers0-who want their ad  Changed!, should get copy in ' by  12 a.m. day before issue.  SATURDAY,    AUG. 19th,    1899.  i_v_n the Herald lias gone back  on the ex-Attorney-General. It- is  a great thing  to   have   mushroom  friends.   ._���������o���������*~~   , " "There appears to' be   c^nsidcr-  ' delay in filling tbe position Left vacant by   the   retirement   of   Hon.  Joseph .Martin from the  Attorney-  "Geiieralship of tliis Province,   and  iaasmuch as this delay occurs at  a  . time when the service of the  country needs a full cabinet, it is  caus-  mtyeh comment  and   considerable  ��������� Uneasiness."'���������Herald  There is a good deal   more   com-  ttumt since Mr. Henderson was   taken' in as a Jack-at-a-pinch.      The  tthftasiness is getting more consider.  able every  day���������for   the   Govern*  nsient.  c  m-m-pc* ������r* *-f*r^'M<-*_Mu<i_-_Tuinw������<  pl<*y Chinese impelled them to hale  our law from*- court to court to get  it em ashed? Let them go���������to China.'5  If the lirst paragraph is good  reasoning (aad even the Herald  says so) what is the sense of the  second?  Say one thing in one sentence  and .contradict it in tlie next.' You  should have left the hist part of  article over till the first part was  forgotten, brother Herald.  HAMILTON   LAKE   DAM.  After about two hours hard  tramping and climbing up hills as  steep as a wall, we reached Hamilton Lake, where Mr. Geo. Stevens,  manager of the Water-works Co.  has had a gang  of   men   at   work  building a  new dam. ��������� Following  The Herald opines that tha* premier should immediately call a  session of the legislature to .consider  the exclusion question. The local  . Government , has nothing to do;  with it. Besides the premier  ���������won-'-J; dare to cail the house together now,.  Tlie.Semlin Government haa not  (a woriking ..majority. It is no use  (for the H}e raid to try, and hide the  Jtnoo*m|������>eten������se -and -bungling of the  Government hy bringing forward  side issues. The Province,has had  ������nough .of the Semlin-Cotton combination. If Governor Mcjnnes  ���������were actuated by the same zeal for:  the country which he pretended to  jhave a year ago, he  would  dismiss  the whole gang.  ������������������. o-~-���������j   "Bint there are  two sections of the  population   which -find   great and ���������  -rare   virtues  in the   Chinese   and.-,  which would fain keep in the province  all the Mongolians' who   are  ���������already here and also import/others.  One of these  sections is that of the  religious  people who  support Mis  isions.    They  believe,   good   souls,  "���������that God is sending the Chinamen  hepe, in the-order of His providence  in   order   that-they   may be   surrounded   by   Christian   influences  "and converted.    They   ignore   the  .-'"���������fafl.it that  their   well-meant   efforts  hjawe as little practical result as   a  Stroke in the  water,   and   to   give  7 scope to their missioncry zeal   they  ido their little best to keep the coun-  ���������try open to the   incoming   hordes."  r���������Herald.  Filtering  to   the   missionaries,  jell?    Anxl that from a  paper   run-  , p'mg -a'Sundaj*-. School, column!  . o   "As a matter   of strict businiss it  is undeniably to the  interest of the  Unison  Colliery   Company  and   of  other similar corporations  to employ-Chinese labor in preferenca to.  white labor.    Also,  wo must admit  "that the Ii. C. Co. et al. have a primary right to employ   whom   they  ���������please.    If they do not wish to employ whitemen, no  person lias any  "right to dictate'such action to them.  "On the other   hand, if they wish to  employ   Chinese,   no   one ni'iy eav  they sha'l not.    It is their iight."  I' "And what of the corporations?���������  of the Dnnsmuirs and the U. C. Co..  for jnstanee,. whose  anxiety to em  the course of the creek,"the lake is  about seven miles above the old  dam, but in a straight line the distance is much shorter.  Arrived at the lake', we are about  4000 feet above sea-level and, have  a magnificent view of the Gulf of  Georgia, Comox valley and all the  surrounding' country. It is well  worth the long tramp to those who  enjoy fine scenery. The mosqui--  toes are in evidence to a goodly extent, but then, they are easily  killed.  Work was begun on the dam  May 2Gth and continued for about  two months. All the framework is  ready to be filled in and the tretc  will be cut away from the borders  of the lake. The logs used in the  construction ������3>f the dam are mostly  yellow cedar and have been. taken  from the vicinity. Mr. Stevens  expects to have the dam completed  sometime next year and then we  shall have an extra supply of water to falJ back on should tbe old  dam play out. The water in the  lake is quite pure and is very good  tasting, It runs seven miles over  a rocky bed before reaching the old  dam, so that it is well filtered before entering the pipes.  The new d<am will be * 150 feet  long, 50 feet wide and 14 feet high  from the bottom of the creek. The  overflow is to be 12 feet wide,' 50  feet long and 3 feet deep.  The space next the lake cleared  ���������by burning off trees, will be planted with grass seed.  To give an idea of the work Mr.  Stevens has had to do, we. may say-  that he was obliged to walk to and ���������  from the lake every day while the  building was going on. On one occasion, after starting for home at  dark, he found the old dam almost  empty and had to climb the long  stretch up to the lake again that  night.  Jutting out into the stream by  the dam is a fine scam of coal, 1.50  feet of-which is above ground. The  supply of coal in Union isn't likely  to give out for a few centuries yet.  There is not a bird or beast to be  heard in this vast solitude of cedar  and fir. Mr. Stevens has a neat  little cabin hove, in which we partook of an excellent lunch prepared  by Mrs. Stevens.  (By the way, Hamilton Lake is a  first class place to spend a couple  of weeks in summer. Provide yourself with plenty of books and all  tho necessaries to camping out, and  you will have a resort where every  prospect pleases, and there is no  one to bother \rou.)  We arrived home about five p.m.  thoroughly tired, but   having   en*  joyed the day immensely- - ,  Tin"! Wandering Jew.  PA DENOUNCES OTIS.'  '���������'Paw," says maw   when we was  eathV last nite, "what's all thi.- n-ew  trubble in the Filppeens?"  *'Oh," paw says, "its that' ���������.���������'������������������cap  old skait, Otis. He Thinks He's  Givin a nimatashen of a General  Fitin a Campain."  "Gracious Sakes," maw says, "are  They some of them over Thair too"  "Some of what?" Says paw.  "Campains." says maw.    "I s'pose  They're  Savidges like all'The rest  of Thern natives, ain't they."  "Poo," says paw, "if I was as Ig-  nerantas'you I'd Set up nites and  .try   to   Lurn   things.      Campains  ain't people."  -  "What are they then?" maw ast.  "They'e   things   that   Generals  fites," says paw.      ��������� ,  "Well, what does generals Want  to fite Them fer if they ain't pee-  ple?"'maw 'ast. "Are they wildan-  amuls?"  "No," paw anserd,"tncy ain't  nothin' what's alive at all." 0  "Well, what are they Then?"  maw ast.  "Campains, is���������" ���������  "Say," says paw, "that Otis ot to  be brot hack. , He don't no how to  Run a Army.'*. If I was in McKin-  ley's "plais I woden't Let Him sta  thare anuther . Day. Look at- the  way he let, Aggynaldo Go and Fool  him into the rainy Seeson."  . "Is the Rainy Seeson a bad thing ?"  says *roaw.  "I should say it wuz," paw an-  serd, and enhy General what will  Low Hieself to Git Cot ain't got no  business try to run a Campain."  "There," maw says, "I  thot you  Sed They wasn't live."  "What wasn't?" paw ast.  . "Campains," says maw.  "Well, who Sed   they-was?" paw  hollered gittin' kind of Skrlmzy.  "You jist told me thay could  Run," maw Sed. "and is they ain't  alive How can Thay do that.  "Oh, that's only yourignorancy,"  paw Says. "Do you know what I'd  Do if I was over Thare Running  Things?"  "I bet you'd sick the - pupp on  them," says little albert.  TeWW  Fresh Lager Beep  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE  BEST '.  IN THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of  persons witholding or destroying any kegs  belonging  to��������� this company.  HENRY RE IF Eh; , Manager.  made a Grab at'it and Got the  Meet and* one of paw's Fingers in  his mouth, and paw Hollered out  "Ouch!" and jerked loose and nocked Little Albert and His Chare ov:  er backwurds and made a kick at  the pupp and maw She Hollered:  "Stand'back, paw J Stand Back!  Don't Come near me and The Children. You mite have the Hidro-  foby."  o Then Shethrowed a glass of water in Pa's fais Becoz Thay Say if  peeple what has the"Hidrofoby don't  Git fits whetf thay Tutch Water  Thay ain't got it.  We all thot fer a .minit paw was  a vicktum. He Had the Fitt all  rite,,only thc other kind, So he-got  over it when Maw told him why  she Done it. Georgie.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J..' X. Willemar  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicbs  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets .at the close ' of  evening- service. ��������� Sundaj  Rev. W. 'Hicks, pastor.  evening- service. ��������� Sunday School at 2:30.  "Say,"    paw   says,     "Children  should be Herd and not Seen."  So me and little Albert got under the table And purtended wewas  Savidges, and paw hollered:  "Git out of Thare!    I merit seen  find not Hurd. Yes," He says, "Otis  ain't no  Good   a  Tall.    All    He  does  While the  Army is  Fitin'is  Sot around and   Scratch out  what  them   war correspondents is Goin'  to say' about it.    I  Bet if I was in  His place  I could lick  Aggynaldo  inside of three weeks."  "How?" says maw.  "Well, the first thing," paw Says,  "I'd get pome, of  them   correspondents To Come in Tell me all,Thay  knowed  about it,   and Then I'd go  out erly  Some mornin'  Before Aggynaldo  was  up   and  Sneak Into  His  Tent and   Grab  His Britches  and then I'd tell him if he wonldn't  Give in I Wouldn't never Let Him  Have Them Back.    You got to use  some diplomacy in These affarcs."  Paw had a peace of meet Stuck  on the end of his Fork, and was  Lettin' His Hand Heng Down at-  His Side while he was Talking and  the  Pupp  seen  it and Sneeked up  . ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at u a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. ������neet_ at the close- of ��������� evening  service,    RliV. W. C.  Donus, pastor.7  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  J. A. Duraud, P���������ator. Mass ou Sundays  8:30 or 11 o'clock'a. in. Notice of hour  given'each Saturday.  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE  US A   TRIAL.  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H: Piicet, Proprietress.    l  When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, .first-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders. ,\      '  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with   Hotel.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per  day.  ,0 ���������  -3arr[uel:J. Piercy   ���������  Milk, Butter, Eggs,  and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  *  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  , I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  g D.  KILPATRIOK,  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  o  o  o  o  o  c  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Espimait & taaimo. Ry.  ������7,   , ,- - _..   Steamship  City  of    Nanaimo will   sail  asl  'follow*. ca]lh)������/ a'; way  ports*as freight and  passengers may offor.  Leave Vic.ori.i for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m*  * *    Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Gomox for Nanaimo  Friday 8.a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  _QB, Freight  tickets   and State- .  room apply oi\ "board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffiee "Manager  GOUSTENAY  Directory, c  COtrRTENAY SOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc  Calluni, Proprietor.  GKEOUGE    B.    X.EIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  One "STEWART BANJO"  and one "COLUMBIA GUITAR," both new. Anyone  wanting a Banjo or Guitar  would get a bargain in pur-  ' chasing one of these fine instruments.  Ohas. Segrave, Local  Agent, Cumberland,  ������������������  J  i  ii <i  a  IT  I  i'i  i  M  VI 'a/-'  ^Wishing to visit tbe smelter and  fje the proces.- of smelting oris for  lie precious metals. I obtained  Lrmission, and retiring back, pas-  jjiig men building a tramway to  [ndon the .wharf for the purpose of  Fauling ore'to and from the smelt-  Every one working, except my-  Blf and an Indian. All were ori  Ihe jump, even the Engineer of oiu  [aunch was jumping for a bath.  Everything is .done in a busi-  I.ess-'Hke manner, shewing clearly  lood-gen������ralship in the manage-  lient of the Company's Works as  tell as clear headed ness for such  |n"undertaktng.  ��������� On entering the works I  was in-  froduced to the manager of ihe Van  Lnda Company, Mr. Treat who very  rinclly showed me over the grounds.  Lt every turn I  could see  nothing  >ut a steady" indication of prosperity  for   the   company   employing  Air. Treat,    the quiet,  gentlemanly, 'yet shrewd manner in which he  taoke, showed I was speaking to no'  L-isbnary, but to  one who weighed  pis every word before - ho uttered it.  kifter going  round the works I vis-  Etecl the furnaces and   engine-house  [where' everything -was  working as  [smoothly as  ii things  had been in  iperation for  years. 01   axpressed  jny   pleasure  to   Mr. Treat   as to  [what I had seen  and hoped  to see  Jhim in' the .morning,   and as night  Rvas-coming on, I had to hunt for a  )bed,  but could  only get  a half of  lone, po I wa8 glad to .tarn  in���������as  1* j1*  the miners say���������with Mr. R. G^nt;*  "^extfmor"_:in| I* \\4"srwiikehe'd by  [the'steam'' whistlesouiwiihg.fbr the  miners to start work.    I got break-  .fast "Which  by the wa'y, was pret-  tty fair in.the' way in  which it was  (Rooked," and went, out to see the  town as yet in in its infancy, and  nothing much to speak  of.    There  J is one store, a post office and a few .  .miner's shanties; a boarding house  ^through the roof of which you can  -see the stars. A room in that house  would be a bonanza for an astronomer.    He could read the _: are while  f( in bed, but that wi'll bo all remedied  shortly.    That  is  when  car  '' jpenters get time  to  finish  things.  i In fact  there are  lo's and lots  of  room for improvements in the tawn.  I   wandered  down   towards the  | wharf and saw men .getting out. the  I ���������foundation fpa: a' saw-mill as lum-  $': her is  badly   needed.    I  know  it  ������������������'.'-will be a blessing when in running  .order, which will be-shortly. ���������  Meeting Mr. Treat he asked me  how I passed the night. "Oh, very'  well indeed, but one thing m much  wanted, ' a good hotel, minus the  Bar." "That will come and shortly  'lop, as.we intend building a first-  olass house where you can bring  your wife and be comfortable, but I  will have no bar." I remarked  ���������j   that  would be   an inducement   for  I' ladies to come and see tho place.  "By the way Mr. Treaty are thc  winters severe over here, do you get  much snow , or rain in Texada."  "Well,"  he  replied,   "Last  winter  \ we had a slight fall of snow hut it  .did* not stay on the ground very  long, as you know we are surrounded by water, an.d again it is not as  <cold as jou ha we it on the mainland.    As  for rain we   have some,  UNDER THE AUSriCES OF  Tha(Itoyal Agricultural and Industrial Society of British Columbia  WILL BE HELD AT,  * r  New Westminster,  OCTOBER 3rd. 4th, '5th, and 6th.  i  $15,000' xnsr _p'^ize]S: $15,000  OPEN    TO    THE   WORLD.  '-; *���������������������������> I  A Mild of Pleasure for lour WMb Dap,  HORSE RACES.  BICYCLE RACES.   CHAMPIONSHIP LACROSSE.  ���������AQUATICS,    NAVAL AND MILITARY SPORTS.    GYMKHANA.  '      ,-      BASEBALL.    FOOTBALL.    BAND TOURNAMENT  GN1FIG  Grand Concert each evening.  ,*.''_.  - Special Attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.  Monster Excursions from all points, at'greatly reduced rates.       ,   - ���������  For speciaHeatures see small handbills. ,  No entrance fee charged for Exhibits..  EXECUTIVE���������Hia  Worahip,    Mayor Ov-ena;* T. J. Tropp,   W. J. Mathsra,   Geo. D  Brymner, R. F. Anderson, Aid. J. P. Scott, Aid. M. Sin.lair.  '   -Por'Prize Lists, Entry forms, aud full particulars, write to  T   j'TRAPP, ��������� ARTHUR MALINS,  ",      Piesident.    , \       ,       "' Secretary.  W. H. KEARY,' Commissioner.  Island, irrespective, of its mineral  wealth, I don't think you can beat  it as a pleasure' resort."-. "When do  you think of going home?" he asked. "I replied "This ' mbrniifg." I  surpised am at the amount of work  done, a mk can-only express pleasue  "at what I 'have*seen. "Mr. Treat  -said, "You oughtto.stay oyer, for a  few davs' amkthen you could see  for yourself, and I don't think you  will regret coming." I thanked  him again declining the invitation  to stay at this time but would come  shortly and bring my family, so with  this I started: he to his manifold  duties on shore ;'myself to the steam  launch on board of which I again  installed my body, and after an uneventful but pleasant run I landed  in Comox, greatly pleased with my  trip to Texada and its mines.  D.  T1TJ"*-  END.  J  yet, not a great deal, ami   take the  L. E. Power, navigating liout. of  H. M. S. Warspite, has been gazetted a commander. .He entered the  navy as cadet in 1887, becoming  sub-lieut. in   1893   and   lieut.   in  1897. -'".".���������'.'���������;  Mrs. Matthews returned from  -Vancouver-(where, she had been  consul'ing an oculist for her Hvtle  ���������girl.)Wednesday. . We learn the  treatment has been quite successful.  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A 3bare of patronage is aolictted.  JAMES EEI1>. a  THE LITTLE ONE.  "What time she climbeth to ray breast  And I can hear the beat  Of her dear, gentle heart at rest,  That time to me is sweet;  That time to me is parsing fair-  So that her heart is beating therel  What time she climbeth to my breaat  I do forget- to weep,        , i  For love, that only seeks her rest  Then kisses her to sleep.  That time to mc is sweet and fair���������  So that, her heart, i3 beating there!  ���������Prank L. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution.  THE CONTRIBUTOR.  On a side street, just back oE a church  and'purish house fronting on Broadway,  but so'deep ns to break tho hidcousness oC  thc row of small shops on tho rear street,  I had found a lodging that offered advantages that I could not sob aside despite tho  neighborhood's indifference to cleanliness  and other social virtues. Tlie house itself  was as clean as a house that had been  built 35 years ago could be.  Here  I   made   my   first   acquaintance  among my fellow lodgers before my single  box arrived.    I was, in*fact, awaiting the  .arrival of tho box when an old gentleman  - opened the door  behind  inc.    He stood a  few minutes on the step that separated the  : house.from the sidewalk and  then, notic-  ��������� ing mc, he smiled pleasantly and spoke of  - tlie  chimes  that came  from   the  steeple  . half a block away; too near to be mellow.  -but  evidently-enjoyed  by   my   new   ac-  . quaintance. ''  ' H When thc chimes ceased, the old gentle-  -man turned to me again. "Do you stop  :here'?" ho asked. "My name is Colonel  ..Frees." And ho made me a slight bow,  ���������bringing a gloved hand that held an ivory  stick toward his chest. :  I noticed that his coat was old fashioned  and that his'gloves and  beaver  hat bore  the marks of  refined poverty.    At a little  distance he would  have  appeared  to be a  carefully   dressed   man   of   means,   who,  from choice, clung to tlie styles of his middle age���������he  was  past  70, I should say���������  but close at hand thc  impression was the  sad one of a man who  preserved thc put-  ward signs of gentility only by that scrupulous care of long wTorn clothes that always  .indicatesrefinement in'the midst of want  ' Before I could answer tlie colonel (when  ;I came to know him I  always called him  -colonel),    another   lodger,   entering   the  house, eyed us with'a look'that indicated  that he was surprised to find us in conversation.    I learned afterward that the colonel was not intimate with his neighbors,  .and I took his friendliness toward myself  .as no small compliment.  I introduced myself,.explaining  that I  . was a  newcomer, and expressed the hope  that  I  would  see  him   again..   My haphazard remark nearly ended our acquaintance before it was well  begun.f   I noticed  that  the colonel   drew himself  up a bit  , straightcr, and  in a Cow minutes   he was  walking  deliberately down the  street on  ���������the errand he had interrupted to speak to  me.  During the next fortnight I met Colonel  Frees now and then on thc stairs, and we  merely exchanged nods. Probably I had  forgotten his rather abrupt ending of our  lirst meeting, but his manner, did not suggest that he was' anxious to expand our  acquaintance. I found that he lived with  his wife on the top floor. The latter went  out frequently on errands that were always accomplished in an hour or two. I  noted these details because I had developed  considerable interest in thc colonel and  his wife. I felt that they were worth  studying.  'The other lodgers had long ago given  up speculating as to their history, and I  might have done so in timo had not the  old gentleman met me at my door one  evening and stopped to exchange a word  or two. He seemed to be elated about  something, and finally he told me that he  had sold a story that day. I could see  his lingers moving toward his waistcoat pocket, where his honorarium was  doubtless deposited. Unconsciously I  adopted thc colonel's expressions in speak-,  ing of him.' He always referred to the rewards of his literary work ns honorariums.  Gradually, by successive meetings, we  becamo better acquainted, and at last he  asked me to conic up stairs to his room.  He and his wife had occupied this room  for live years, I had been told by our  housekeeper. lb was low and somewhat  "stuffy," but neat and well furnished; iii  tliis respect it presented a better appearance than any room in the house. The  furniture belonged to the old couple. It  whs aristocratic, but worn, reminding nie  of tho impression Iliad received of the colonel's apparel on the day 1 first met him.  I was presented to Mrs. Frees and. greeted by her with tho simple dignity that  marked their every, movement.    I do not  know who they were or what their position had been, but I have never met a  man or woman whose bearing'-was more  impressive of refinement.  Neither Colonel Frees nor his wife made  any effort to conceal their circumstances.  The old gentleman wrote stories, most of  them reminiscent of his experiences in the  civil war. "Mrs. Frees painted flowers on  fancy articles at a compensation that 1  thought must some day lay heavily upon  the conscience of the Sixth avenue dealer  who bought them. I suppose she spent  eight or ten hours a Hay on these pincushions and handkerchief casts, the purveyors thereof collecting them the year round  to be placed upon the market at Christmas I do not think thc work wearied  her. She,seemed to enjoy the flowers that  grew under her deft brush and was apparently unconscious of the cheap white  satin soil on which they were bedded. A  pot of heliotrope that stood in the window  sill was her favorite study.  I learned bit by bit���������for they never talked of their affairs���������that Mrs. Frees was  the business manager of the sniull establishment. She ordered the food that was  cooked on a gas stove in an alcove in the  room���������never in my presence, you may be  sure���������and carried her work to the shop by  which sho was regularly employed, bringing back the plain pieces to be decorated.  Occasionally a calendar or a lot of Easter  cards varied the monotony of pincushions  aud cravat cases.  She also conducted the business end of  the colonel's story writing, mailing the  manuscripts and receiving them back or  delighting the old man's heart now and  then by returning with, a few, dollars for  one of his'contributions, having cashed  the remittance in whatever form it came.  I was permitted to read a single story that  looked as though it had been printed some  time before. It was signed "Elizabeth  Shippen," his wife's maiden name.  It was plain enough that their occupations were mere makeshifts; the colonel  was not a trained writer, and his wife's  work was based, I imagined, on a skill  attained long ago, when  embroidery and!  painting were fashionable accomplishments.  They told me that  they rented a letter  box in a shop at  the corner.    The mail at  thc house was deposited on the hatrack  in the hall and examined by each lodger  as he went out or came in, and the colonel  preferred the greater privacy of a pigeonhole (at a rental of 35 cents a month) in  the stationery and toy'' shop he passed  every day. This mail box and the colonel's  pipe were his only extravagances. The  pipe he never lighted without first obtaining a nod of permission from his wife.  I used to spend some time in the fourth  story room, reading books and stories to  Mrs. Frees, preparatory to translating  them���������my moans of livelihood. The old  lady fell ill after I had ��������� known her for  about six months. Very gradually she  grew weaker; a doctor came a few times,  but his treatment did not benefit her, and  when I called upon him a day or two later  his verdict was simply ���������'.general diminution of vitality. I can do nothing for her,"  he said. "She might, live several ycai-s,  though, with more suitable food and sur-  ��������� roirf'ulings.!'    .  I noticed now, as Mrs. Frees grew more  helpless, moving about the room, but  never going out of, doors and doing but  little work on tho folds of white and pink  satin, that when the colonel was absent  she talked always of him and his work.  Little by little she told me a part of  their story. They had been well to do, as  I supposed; not wealthy, but in comfortable circumstances. A son had ruined his  father by an escapade which drew upon  his finances at a time when the use of his  capital meant thc loss of all. I was never  told what the son had done, but he escaped  exposure and punishment. In a vague  way I had supposed that the son was dead  or had gone away, but later 1 was told  that he "had a position in'a publishing  house." "Gregory's salary is very sinall,"  his mother said, conveying an apology for  his obvious neglect.' .  I got tho impression that thc old lady  told roc these things witli a definite purpose in view. Probably sho thought I  would look after the colonel a little when  she had gone.  Plainer every day became the fact that'  my friends' money supply was very low.  The colonel's contributions, as he called  them, were never accepted now, a fact  which he attributed with pathetic lightness to thc absence of his wile's influence  .on thc mails. I kept away from their loom  at mealtimes, and now and then I took  some delicacy to Mrs. Frees. The food  that she needed would never have been accepted.  1  saw, too, that the old  lady could not"  livelong, and  one day I ventured  to ask  if  sho would  not allow me  to call upon  her sou.    No;  it was impossible.  The colonel would never.permit it. Ho  had not seen Gregory or mentioned his  name for years. And then the mother defended her son from my unspoken judgment.  "lie  has   been  a  good  boy," she said,  'and would have'helped us, only the colonel"���������   And then   sho   looked  av,*ay.    "J  have seen him every month," she told me.  **But I could not accept his help.     The  colonel"��������� And here she stopped again.  It was easy to understand. She would  not accuse her husband of harshuess by a  word or look. I urged her again to permit me to see her son, though I felt that  the repression of years would notr break  forth. It was too late to mend thc situation now. She knew that the end of her  trial must come soon, and 1 think she welcomed it if for a moment the colonel left  her-mind.  I knew intuitively there was something  that weighed upon the invalid's mind  She would look at mo steadily when she  thought I was absorbed, and often I  caught an expression that led mo to think  that she was on the point of telling me  something. ��������� I waited patiently for her  mind to be made up- never doubting that  she would finally take me further into her  confidence.  This came about one evening when  the  colonel had gone out  to   the  letter  box  Mrs. Frees listened for the faint sound  of  the closing door below and then called nie  to her chair.  There were minutes  of  hesitation, and  then she turned her   head  away   and ex  tended her hand to me.     I  haw   that she  wanted me to take the key she held.  "There are some���������papers in thc locked  drawer of my dresser, Arthur," I heard  her saying, "that I want yon to carry to  your room. The .colonel must not see  them. And I' think I will sleep a little  now."  Quietly I collected the papers from the  drawer and parried them to. my rooi;i. 1  had* asked ho questions, because none  seemed to be expected. In a few minutes  I lighted thc gas and turned to place the  bundle in my trunk. In an instant, as  my eyes rested on the packages 1 held, I  learned the old lady's last secret. Her pay  for the fancy articles could not havo been  so small as I had thought. Here were the  colonel's "accepted contributions. " Each  envelope was addressed "F.lizabetlv Ship-  pen,   Box  14, Fourth   Ave..    City '  Sho had "accepted" every ono  ������ ������  *      ������ ��������� * *��������� ���������  A few weeks afterward  1   stood   in  the  cemetery and  watched  the  colonel's un  steady  steps as  he   passed   through    the  gates,   his  hand  resting   heavily   on  his  son's arm.���������New  York   Commercial   Ad  vertiser '       .   '  Snicidtnl  Intent   Vert* us   Instinct.,,  "It's a question, in my mind," said a  prominent. New, Orleans lawyer, "\y bother  a person who kuows how to swim can  commit suicide by drowning. The instinct of self preservation is so strong that  it would ��������� be apt to dominate the brain in  spite of everything. Robert Louis Stevenson spins the'point into a graphic episode  in one of his south Pacific stories, and  quite a peculiar case along the same line  once came1 under my professional observation.  "A client of mine who had a good deal  of trouble was found dead one day in his  -bathtub, and it really looked as if the poor  .fellow had drowned himself. Mis previous  declarations, thc state of his affairs and  the fact that he never bathed at that hour  all .pointed so "strongly to suicide that the  family were inclined to accept thc theory  "But I couldn't bring myself to believe  in the possibility of a strong man deliberately holding his  head  under water until  he suffocated, and   I insisted on an ���������uitop-  sy, which revealed unmistakable evidences  of valvular heart disease.     He had simply  had a stroke while bathing.    It proved to  bo a very valuable disco very to the family,  for   he   carried   considerable   insurance,  which would have been voided by suicide.'  ���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  A Fitvornltle   Impression.  Higgle���������Which of the actors in the play  ���������npressed you most, favorably?  "Bloozin���������"Winderly.  Higgle���������Why?  Bloozin���������He  gave  me  two tiokr)t-*Jr-'*'  the show.���������Koxbury Gazeli**  Hi iti.  Artist���������There! Is not  centV It's my last work.  Critic���������Well, 1 don't  magnificent, exactly, but  hear it's your last.���������Ally Slope*-.  that umgnifi-  know   about  I'm  glad to  A  TO  ���������S'EL lac V l-L-^;  Young women are frequently a puzzle to themselves so far as health is concerned.  The mysterious ills of womankind are accompanied by many distressing symptoms, and in  ignorance the young woman just entering upon maturity suffers much that could as well  be avoided did she but understand.  The irregularities in the monthly uterine action, such as painful, suppressed or profuse  menstration, sick headaches at the monthly periods, and the distressing feelings of fatigue  and exhaustion, all speak of thin, watery blood and exhausted nerves.  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is the great restorative for pale, weak, suffering girls and  women that was ever discovered. By swelling the shrivelled arteries with rich, red blood,  it restores vitality to the body, color to the cheek and roundness to the form. It revitalizes the nerves and produces absolute regularity of the feminine organs.  Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food  is prepared, in handy pill form, from the favorite prescription of Dr. A. W. Chase, the  discoverer of Dr. Chase's Ointment and Kidney-Liver Pills. Fifty cents a box at all dealers, or by mail on receipt of price by Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  A NEW CIR ANT STATUE  ARTISTIC   EQUESTRIAN   BRONZE   FOfi  PHILADELPHIA'S   BIG PARK.  Unlike Many Representation** of the  Soldier General, This One T.riiiliea  the Silent Man on Horscbuck���������Good  Story Aliout the Sculptor.  Philadelphia's new equestrian statue  of General Grant which has just been  placed in ��������� Fairmount park is distinctly different from other memorials* of a  similar nature.- Unlike other .statues  of the soldier'president, it does not try  to give to the quiet, stolid soldier the  dashing- air of a reckless trooper. Realizing that the popular taste would be  somewhat ' disappointed, the sculptor  chose to stick to facts rather than follow precedent. So he made his statue  true to the' character and nature of  "the silent man on horseback."  The new statue is the joint work of  Daniel Chester French and Edward C.  Potter, two sculptors who won national  recognition 1)5* their work in designin_-  the superb statues which niade the  court of honor the, artistic climax of  the World's fair. Mr. French designs  human figures, and Mr. Potter is an expert in modeling horses.    ,  Of the equestrian statues the majority depict the horse in an impossible attitude and the hero with uplifted hand  or sword. This statue of General Grant  departs entirely from the' conventional  composition. There is no attempt at  theatrical representation. General Grant  rides his steed deep in thought.  He is clad in field g-arb, with high cavalry boots, close buttoned coat, and a  long cape or cloak falls in folds over  the horse. No statue of Grant has included thfs feature, but the sculptor has  the authority of General Fred. E>. Grant  for its,use.  Mr. French has been careful to- secure  accuracy of details in dress and equipment. In features and .expression the  face gives impressive emphasis ot personality to the figure. The head is firmly *et on the shoulders, the face modeled with.-.a^ discerning sense of the subject's characteristic traits.  . The horse is simple in type. His four  feet touch the ground, his head tui .is'  but slightly to the side, his carriage betokens quiet perseverance in the service  assigned him. Rider and steed are one  fn aspect of restrained strength.  . The statue of General Grant will not  catch the popular eye so quickly, per-  OVER $1,000.00.  Spent   during  25  years   on  Catarrh      Remedies       and  Specialists   by    a wealthy'  mill-owner     of   Port    Es-  sington, B.C.    At last cured  by ;   '-    -   ,  Japanese Catarrh Cure.  Mr. Joseph Little, the well-known mill-  owner of Port Essington, B.C., . formerly of  Vancouver, writes: '*Japanese Catarrh Cure  has completely cured me of catarrh, which had  troubled nie for twenty-five years. ��������� I- have st  different times spent over one thousand dollars '  with different specialists in Toronto, Buffalo  and San Francisco, besides trying all  other remedies, but the result was only tem-  norarv relief. Hearing of the remarkable cure  throughout the West by Japanese Catarrh Cure  I, purchased nix boxes while in' Vancouver  about two vears ago, and since completing this'  troatment have not felt the slightest symptoms  of my former trouble. I feel that I cannot say  too much in its favor; thc first application gave  great relief. We also keep a supply, in thc mill  lor cuts, etc., and lind it superior to any other  remedy for healing." ���������  If you have tried all other remedies-without  success, and are at all skeptical as to thc merits  of Japanese Catarrh Cure, enclose 5 cents in  stamp-, and we 1 will mail you free a trial  quantity sufficient for nearly two weeks' treatment. Price, f>0 cents, or six _->r i^.50, with  guarantee to cure or money refunded. By all  druggists or bv mail post-paid'. Address, The  G-rifliths & Macpherson Co., 121 Church Street,  Toronto. , ������  ���������t  NEW    GJtAKT  haps.  ST AT U h,     _'A 1HM O U*ST  PIIILAOKI.PII1A.  as would a statue of dashing  PAttK  _ Phil  Sheridan or impetuous Custer, where  there is more opportunity for dramatic  action. To many the prancing steed,  the gesticulating hand, the flourishing  sword, savor more of war a.nd seem  more in harmony with the beating  drum, the shrill voiced fife, the proudly  stepping troops and all the glittering  pageantry as it moves along the street.  But this is not war itself; it is merely  the paraphernalia of war.  It was no trifling task to make a  large, dignified and quietly imposing  figure, to produce a memorial that  should possess an enduring art value  and be, truly expressive of the personality embodied, executed with directness and independent'of. the artifices in  which escape is often sought from the  difficulties of a simple design.  Mr. French is one of the foremost of  American sculptors. Although a comparatively young man, he has given lo  contemporary art a series of notable  works which have not only fulfilled  their specific mission of commemoration, but in their general and combined  influence have contributed much to the  development of native sculpture in  past 15 years.  Mr.. French is a New Englander.  was born in Exeter, N. H., in 1S50.  a boy he received his first positive  pulse toward art frorn that universal  friend of young people, Louisa Alcott,  the author of "Little Women."  There is a story told in artistic circles  that Mr. French's first essay at sculpture was. the carving of a toad from a  turnip. When Miss Alcott saw the turnip ��������� toad, she told her. young friend  that her sister would give him some of  her modeling clay, a much better medium for plastic expression. At Miss  Alcott's suggestion he entered the Boston School of Fine Arts. - He received  some instruction in artistic anatomy  from Dr. William Rimmer, and, meeting J. Q. A. Ward, became his pupil,  and, although he studied only about one  month with Mr. Ward, during that period he laid the foundation for an informed terhnioue.  the  Us  As  :m-  IVot tlie Contervatorr.  Young Lady���������The musical conservatory is in this building, isn't it?       <  Janitor���������No, muni. The musical conservatory is 'bout two blocks down'  street.  Young   Lady (dubiously)���������I���������I was  sure I heard pupils practicing vocal exercises.    Are yon sure the musical con-'  servatory is not here?  , Janitor���������Yes'ni. Nothin here,but  dentists' offices, mum.���������New "York  Weekly - "���������  HIS OWN FREE WILL.  Dear Sirs,���������I cannot speak too  strongly of the excellence of MINARD'S LINIMENT. It is THE remedy in my, household for burns, sprains,  etc., and we would not be without it.   -  It is truly a wonderful medicine.  JOHN A. MACDONALD,  Publisher Arnprior Chronicle.  Her Hiililty'n TenchiiiK*.  Friend���������Why do  yon get .married so -  soon after the dentil of yoni husband?  Widow���������My dear, if there was" any ���������  one thing,that my poor dead and gone  husband insisted upon, in-season'-and  ont, it was that I should never put off  till tomorrow, what I could do today.���������  New York Weeklv     ���������  ,  Minard's Liniment Aires Burns etc.  The Biter Bit.  i  Whale���������Well, my  young   man, how    ffj  will we settle it?   Have you caught me    $  or   have  Journal.  1    caught   you V���������New   York  ULCERKURE Heals All Oil or Fresh Wounds.  We "Love" Tliem So.  Dainty, fluffy, downy chicks,  Winning our affections  As we see the little tilings  Run in all directions:  Greatest care of them we take  And most kindly tri-at tbem.  But- about throe months from now  ,  We will kill and oat them.  ���������Pittsbun* C'hi'omulo-TelearaDh.  ���������H0RT STORY  In London Life Containinsr  Condensed  Wisdom  Thousands.  for  A baker  Living at  257 Dundas Street,  London, Ont.,  Geo. Roberts by name,  Recommends  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILL3  Because  They cured him.  He had  Pain in the Back;  His Urine  Was red-colored  Aud painful  In passage.  The cure through  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  Was quick and complete.  That's how they always act,  Because they're  For kidneys only.  If you have  Sick kidneys  Don't experiment  With an unknown remedy.  Take no substitute for  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS.  v/l (0&  WOMAN AND HOME.  A TEACHER NEARLY FORTY YEARS 111  , RIPON   COLLEGE.  .   To Start the Child Piroperly-The Wo-  '* men Who Foss-Hlnti For the Nur-  ������ery���������A Birthday Breakfast-A E���������_y  Life.  Mrs. Clarissa Tucker Tracy is a woman  of women. In the educational history oi  Wisconsin her name is illuminated ai  bright as the brightest.  Mrs.,Tracy is  of  Puritan  stock.    Her  parents���������Massachusetts Tuckers���������in  1815  removed to Jackson, Susquehanna  county,   Pa., which - wu.  then   the  far  west,  with' - many ^other-families.    The  colony  , followed all  the social-and religious  customs  of-their  New ' England   ancestry'  They organized schools and  churches nnd  kept-Thanksgiving   in true ,,old   Puritan  ���������style.    .Early in lifo she manifested  intellectual ability.    Sho began her school lifo  when but 3^_ years of age, walking over a  mile,   much   of . tho   way  through  deep  woods, to tho school.  Within throe months  she  learned  to  read and  committed   to  memory sevoral  poems  for children.    At  tho close of her first term she was given a  booklet  for  juveniles,   and  on   her  way  home learned the wholo of  "how does the  littlo busy beo improve each shining hour."  Whcvi   14  years  old, she  had mastered  the branches taught at that time and leaving tho common schools turned hor attention  to teaching. .'Her  lirst'work was in  ������n  academy established   near  her birth-  l������laco, und while teaching she marked out  woman nature the world over, so perhaps  women fussers at  the four corners of  the  earth may find something in her remarks  that will" strike  home.    She says: "Can  there  be anything   more   uncomfortable  and embarrassing for a guest than to bo  entertained by a restless, fussy hostess, or  for  the latter  to have to  entertain  the  same sort of guest?   A fussy woman  can  never be called a well mannered one.   Sho  has  no  repose, no dignity, none  of  that  well bred calmness which  is so admirable  "in a woman, none of that gracious and  friendly   courtesy   that  so  speedily and  completely sets strangers at  easel    Good  natured and desirous to please and give  l������l_������sura. anxious to do her duty as wife,  mother and hostess, she is yet rarely suo  cessful, for a  fussy woman is  seldom  an  observant one, being always too  busy tc  .ncJce   whether   those   around    her   arc  pleased  or annoyed  until  they speak out  plainly aud express their feelings in words  "The  truth   is that she "cannot under  ���������tand  tho charm and peace most people  find . in being  occasionally left alone, allowed to go  their own  way,   to follow  their own  inclinations, without remark  and remonstrance.    To the casual visitoi  and mere acquaintance the fussy  man 01  woman is a bore  perhaps, but,of whom  they aro to learn   because of, their .good  nature, their obvious friendliness and desire to be hospitable.   It is only the family and intimate friends who feel  tho real  discomfort and misery that can  bo caused  by their excess of  zeal and continued  interference in   every littlo matter that concerns tho daily life  and  doings  of  those  around them."  allotted span of human life. Mrs. South-  worth has always been an invalid, with  no love for society, and she has few acquaintances in the city where she has so  long made her home. She is now living  with a nephew, Dr. Southworth, who cares  for her most tenderly.  "t  MRS. CLABISSA TUCKER T1*!ACT.  n course of study'for herself, which in time  sho -completed.    In  '1839  she  accepted '."*  position in  a  newly established school at  11 onosdale (^at  the  head of  tho   Delaware  nnd  Hudson  canal)* and  continued with  tho institution   until   1814, latterly as superintendent of  the   female  department,  when, she,was  married- to Horace "Tracy.  - Shortly after-the death   of   her   husband,  four years  Inter, Mrs. Tracy again   Began  teaching in  Honesdale, and only resigned  her position there to remove  to  Neenah,  Wis., at the urgent request  of  three families who  desired  their .children" to  continue under her instruction.  From "Neenah  Mrs. Tracy went to Ripon to take a position   in   Brock way   (now Ripou) college,  where sho has remained 30 years.  , " Mrs,-Tracy's work   in "this  institution  has mado her noted.  She has been a power  in its educational work  nnd   has acted as'  superintendent of  the  domestic   department, principal  of tho  women's  department  and  teacher  in   mathematics   and ���������  botany,    while   continuously   serving  in  other branches.    Sho still teaches botany  whilo assisting in other branches. .  Sho is  an interested and helpful church and missionary worker  and   is   prominent  in all  tho  philanthroplcal  and reformatory organizations of tho  day.    Hers has been a  noblo   life; her work   will endure and her  memory ever be bright to  those who havo  been honored with   her  friendship.���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Hints For the Nursery.  "Keep children's feet dry and   warm,".  said an old nurse, "and  you need  not be  afraid  of   their   taking cold."    When  a  child's feet are cold at night, plunge them  into  tepid water, then _rub them   briskly  with a  coarse towel, and  put him to bed"  immediately.     Nervousness  often  makes  feet chilly, and the" child w*hose  eyes  arc  unnaturally,bright and  cheeks flushed is  opt to be  in'a cold  perspiration as to hi*-  .extremities,   says   the   Philadelphia   In  quirer.     Frequont changes  of  stockings  and thick soled shoes are desirable.   Rubbers aro to be avoided, oxcopt in absolutory  stormy  weather,   for   the   child  who  wears thom is tempted to.seek out puddles  to walk in, and often  gets over  his  shoe  /tops in the spirit of confidence in his pro  v tectors.  Tho unequal-and e_cossive heat of cur  houses, is responsible for many childish  Illnesses. The nursery temperature should  never fall below. 72 degrees during the  daytime and a little lower at night  Dress the little ones warmly and then accustom them to the fresh air. "No other  nerve tonic is so good, and tho child who  is used to pure air and sunshine is generally cheerful and contented.'  , The custom of clothing your children in  flannel undergarments is an admirable  one, but almost exclusively American. A  physician of large experience told me re-'  cently that he thought children were less  apt to ( keloid if they always slepG a lit'  t-lo cool than if they always became overheated, .then,.chilled' At night flannel  gowns with" "feet "are indispensable, for  some' children >abhor*covering and kick  through every contrivance "to", keep them  warm. *" \  Red Hair In History.  The exact tint of tbe Scottish queen's  hair has been always a vexed subject of  discussion. Some give it an unmitigated  red���������Michelet, for instance, who so far  forgets himself and history as to call the  poor lady a real red camel. Others, siding  with chivalrous , Sir Walter, boldly endow  their martyred queen and mistress with  rich dark brown tresses. It should not  be forgotten, however, that red hair, even  modest auburn, suffered a severe eclipse  during the early years of our century,  whereas under the Valois no one with any  pretensions to elegance could be seen wearing ' it black. In this particular at least  Mary Stuart must have'had tho advantage  of Queen Margot, who, inherited hor father's   dark coloring and  was reduced  to  .dissemble nature's shortcomings by the  perruquier's art. ���������  We are told of three gigantic blond  lackeys kept in her servico and brought  to tho^sbears as regularly as sheep. Bran-  tome indeed protests that his incomparable or incest could carrv with erace '*evsn  ter natural black hair twisted and plaited  a l'Espagnol, as she sometimes wore it, in  imitation of her sister, the queen of  Spain." But no such need of insistence  one feels when he comes to praise the  curled golden tresses of the Scottish queen.  "Alas," he cries, "what profanation was  that at the dreadful moment of her death-  wheri the burbaroiis executioner snatched  her, bonnet and there lay revealed those  same fair locks, now whitened, thin   and  "wintry, and which her friends of France  had so often seen but to admire, curled  Hid adorned as bofitte'd their beauty and  tho  queen  they graced."���������St. LouisrRe-  pul bic.  /  ���������  In Par is. the. Worn en Go.  What may seem to'bo a peculiar fad 4in  America is the fashion in Paris, and especially with the American residonts of  the gay capital. Whenever there is a riot,  a change of administration which brings  out tho blue'Moused mob, or "a manifestation," all Paris society flocks to the  spectacle. White police tickets���������thepar.se  partout within the lines���������aro distributed  most generously, says a correspondent of  tho New York Times, apd the terrace in  tho Tuileries gardens, which overlook the  Place de la Concorde, is reserved for spectators, who have with them these necessary bits of pasteboard. They look on at  the conflicts between the military and the  mobs as an American audionce would at  Barnum's  show.     Ono American woman  ,in Paris said recently-that since 1848 she.  had missed only one "manifestation," and  that was because sho was ill with tho errin  on the day on which President Grevy abdicated. "��������� She had oven   braved the vitriol  ���������and the bullets of the commune.  To Start thc Child Properly.  That physical exerciso is necessary for  the development and well being of the  body is recognized by most persons of intelligence, but that it is also necessary for  tho proper development of the brain will  bo news to many.  Dr. Luther Guliik, an eminent scientist  and close observer, makes tho latter point  in an articlo entillod "Psychical Aspects  of Muscular Exercise," in Tho Popular  Scienco Monthly.  He further says that, in order that a  man's brain may be fully developed by exercise, his instinct to play as a child must  bo indulged without restraint. To deprive  a boy of liberty or opportunity to play-is  to deprive him of a chance to become a  sane or intelligent man.  Dr. Gulick analyzes tho play instinct of  man from infancy to oarly manhood.    He  finds that during  this  period   man   lives  over tho lifo history of  tho race.     Up to 7  ho morely plays  games that involve muscular activity, but no skill or competition  This represents the lifo of the most primitive  man.    From   7  to 12 our boys  play  games   involving   competition,   but   not  much skill.    This  brings them to about  tho period of the stone ago in human  history.  From 12 to 17 they indulge in highly organized sports, such as  baseball and  football.    From 17 to 22 they are devoted  to the same sports, but with a  passionate  earnestness, devotion and skill which they  rarely surpass  in the serious   business  of  after life.    In  this  stage  they  represent  the  highest  type of savage, such  as  the  American Indian or the south sea islander, who  lives only for  fighting, hunting,  fishing and other sports.  In order that a child may start on the  business of civilized life properly equipped  his brain and body must have been built  up in this way. If we fail to provide  school children with proper playgrounds,  wo shall wreck the race.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  The Women Who Fuss.  An English writer has been giving English women who fuss a sight of themselves  as   others see  them.    Woman  nature is  A Birthday Breakfast.  In   these days of  rush  and hurry, this  dreadful  hurry which even controls reading and thinking, we  become  oblivious,  or it-would  seem   so, of tho personnel of  our  homes.    Husbands, wives  and  children    become   secondary   considerations  To counteract this tendoncy let us remember the  birthdays of  tho members of our  households.    Give  to them  personally at  least one day in 365.    Common holidays,  as Christmas and New Year's, with their  gifts, have .strongly tho favor of fashion.  A   birthday  remembrance  is a  personal'  ono, which brings much of that delightful  "just for me" satisfaction.  Birthday breakfasts in our home have  been happy affairs. Pleasant surprises always give pleasure, and many times has  the one for which such breakfast was pre-,  pared been apprised of tho fact that another milestone in lino's journey was reached  which would have been unheeded but for  this lovingly prepared reminder. Meals  planned for later in the day savor more of  "just for anybody," perhaps for company.  The meal need not be an expensivo one or  consist of many courses, but let it bo as  tasty and dainty as is possible.  The best disljps, of course, and the  choicest table linen are to be used. Let  thoughtfulness and lovo be everywhere  evident. These are the fairies that make  the coarsest food and the plainest tableware surpass the most delicate viands and  the exquisite china, if tho evidences of  their presence is wanting. Try a birthday  breakfast and tho presenting of the gifts  at this hour, whetlA' they arc largo or  small. Bo sure to have tho "just for you,"  with much of lovo, vory evident.���������Josephine Mitchell Chubbuck in Housekeeper.  Real Superiority.  It- is the first duty of every woman  to  recognize the   mutual  bond of universal  womanhood.    Let her ask herself whether  she would like to hear herself or her sister  spokon  of as   a  shop girl  or a factory  girl  or  a  servant  girl, if  necessity  had  com polled  her for a  time to-be employed  in any one of the ways indicated.    If she  would shrink from it a little, then she is  a  little   inhuman when  she puts her unknown human sisters who are so occupied  into a class by themselves, feeling herself  to   be  somewhat  their superior.    She id  really the superior person who has accepted  her  work  and  is doing it faithfully,  whatever it is.    This designating others  by their casual employment prevents one  from    making    real    distinctions,   from  knowing   persons   as   persons.    A   false  standard is set up in tho  minds of  those,  who classify and of  those who are classified.���������Lucy Larcom.  A IliiHy Life.  The namo Mrs. K. D. E. N. Southworth  .in familiar to almost every story reader on  our continent, and   _*6  doubt  i'+ ro   are  many who havo often wondered.what the  long array of  initials stood for.    Here is  the  namo  in   full:  Mrs. Emma   Dorothy  Eliza Nevitte Southworth. Tho last namo  was  added   in   18-10,   when  she   married  Frederick H. Southworth.    Sho was born  in Washington in 1819  and has spent the  greater part of her life there.    Hor home,  a   small,    unprotentious   cottage,   is   in  Georgetown, or West Washington, as it is  now called.    It occupies a  commanding  view on Potomac  heights, and  from the  veranda,   which   extends   around   three  sides, a good part of the city may be seen.  Four years after hor marriage Mrs. South-  worth found it necessary to help support  the family, and for five years  she taught  in the public  schools of Washington, but  the salary she  received was not  equal to  her needs, and so she tried story writing  as a means of supplementing ifc.   Her first  novel, "Retribution," was published  in  1849, and its success was so grc-ii-i that she  was  enabled   to  give  up schoolteaching  and  devote  herself  to her literary labor.  Most of her stories, are highly sensational  and lurid, but they are very dramatic, and  the descriptive quality is good. For many  years she was enabled to publish three  volumes a year, and  her  books, taken all  together, count one  for every year of the  The "Dainty "Woman.  She is not born, but made, that most  charming woman who is sweet with neatness plus an indefinublo something more.  The dainty woman is sweet and charming  on the most trying occasions, because on  tho ordinary occasons sho ������has acquired the  habit.  She brushes: her hair religiously every  night���������not spasmodically for a week or  two���������and so it acquires a rare glossiness!  and smoothness. Her hot bath at night  is a regular affair, dating back years to  its beginning, and consequently her complexion always presorves its freshness.  Her clothes always lie in sweet smelling  sachets, so that tho faint elusive fragrance  which seems part of her personality can  no more be missing when she appears in a  drossing gown and slippers than when she  conies out robed for a reception.���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.       ���������    ��������� ���������'  Bad For the Milliners.  The influence of equal "suffrage has been  rather against the milliners and dressmakers. There is not so much time,for  criticising one's neighbors' hats and bonnets and cloaks. Gossip cannot be cured  in any way eo well as by practice in taking an interest in public affairs.���������Hon.  Hugh H. Lusk, ex-member New Zealand  Parliament.  A DUCAL SCIENTIST;  The ill smelling garlic possesses tsoma  valuable qualities. Itis'an excellentremedy  for worms, nervous and spasmodic coughs  and hoarseness. A drop of the juice into  the ear is almost a certain cure for car-  ache. A decoction of garlic is made by  boiling in milk and will cure stone in the  bladder if taken in doses of four table-  spoonfuls three times a day before meals.  A funny story is told of Miss Fortescua  in regard to tho first time she played Juliet in London. The fair actress possesses  beautiful eyes, but'is shortsighted, ��������� and  she cannot see beyond the .second row pi  stalls. On this particular night she- got  so excited in the poison scene that she  actually threw the vial at the head of a'  well known critic seated in tho 6ta)ls.  One    of   ISuvat-iii'M     "loyal    I'jinces    Who  'Han  Given Up His .Life to  *tleiiicii>f.  A quiet man of 60, -who,is about to  celebrate his silver weiMin.-* very much  as some of tbe humblest village fathers  might do it, is Carl 'Tbeouor of Bavaria,,  the noted oculist, a duke, jet an enthusiastic optbalmic surgeon, who has even  turned his beautiful cascle of Tegernsee  in the Bavarian ' Alps into a free eye  hospital. Tbe Duke* is beloved by his  people and is devoted to his wife, who  was,the Princess Marie Josepha of Bra-  ganzaand Portugal. '*  Though   a   quiet,   reserved. man, -the  r.'sl  In Vienna telephone girls aro required  to change their dresses and wear a, uniform who'n on _uty, as tho dirt they  brought in from tho streets affected tho  instruments. Their costumo is a dark  skirt and/waist,' with sleet es striped black'  and yellow, the Austrian national colors.  Miss Marie Corelli is a very   pretty wo-  'man,   with  golden   hair,   a. bright complexion and  ar,piquant expression    'Yet'  sho has an objection to allowing  her face  ,to adorn the pages of any publication.        p  A thief stole a woman's purse tho other  day and left in her pocket a "bit of glass  which a jeweler pronounced a diamond  worth SS00. It was & delicate-IIttl^atten-  tion which the lady appreciated.  DU__'   CARL  AND     HIS- ARCH-  k COWBOY POET.  A   Colorado   Puncher   Who   Handles  Botli Pen and Lariat. -'  A new cowboy-, poet has appeared in  .Colorado. His name is Harry Ellard.  and he is known as "the Poet Lariat of  the Ranges." He came originally from  Cincinnati, but at present he is employed on Stirrup ranch, near Canon  .City.   His daily vocation is to round up  *s-.il  V-*Wr  ���������:;*>|  ,*..^  *&\  ;'-.>-"'-l  7:?|  -' -V* -  THEODOR  DUCHESS.  name of the royal oculist is now univers-' ���������  ally known; not only on account of his ���������,'  eminence in bis profession, but also as -  the- most humane of gmen,' whose life, is?" \  chiefly devoted to the service of the poorest classes'and those who, while- not'ex.- '������������������'  aetly being in that category, are still'nn-' J  able to , afford the ,high 'fees ,'usually ���������f-  demanded by leading, eye doctors. -tIn-~ ,  numerable patients have to "thank "the- j  Duke for the preservation of -their -*sight', - ';  and not very long ago '-he-, performed his-7  thousandth operation for cataract. Amongf  his patients ho counts no less a personage'  than the German "Emperor, who summon4',  ed him a year or so ago from his lakeside---*,';-* ���������"/(  homo to Kiel to attend and cure his in- \ a*1'?}  jured eye. ,- . ,��������� , ���������   -  ���������. -,>, \\ \^^  Tho Duke is assisted in his ,work by 7 '\-"j$l  the Duchess, in his private hospital, 'whot\'S^ti  frequently acts as his" "help" when soine'';^  particularly delicate operation-'is to be* ���������;'7',t^;  performed, and Hor Royal Highness.",-'^||  knows well how to soothe and prepare/],"^?!  nervous patients for the painful operation 7j;7|f|j  before them. The daughters of tho ducal: t'^^i  couple superintend the nursing,of the in-'-*���������','-'?$  mates, and tbore' is hardly  Europe more popular* and "'more  than their Royal'Highnesses. k -  .,    \;i  The Empress of Germany,' who, with *  herv children, has spent _ some '.time at1  Tegernsee, has become' most warmly" -  attached to the Duke,, Duchess ,, and their, 4',  family, and the imperial and ducal ', chil; .- >  dren-were quite inseparable, during the^", ;."!ji  stay of the august lady at the lakeside 7'J*>*^  town. ' The Duke, although a younger,., A%}\  son,- is the head of tbe ducal branch of the ������,* y^  royal . house, of Wittelsbach", his " elder''' }j^x  brother Lud'wig having .resigned .all' his '���������/"'"A**  rights for .himself1' and, his,descendants V.^".,^  when entering * into a morganatic mar.-'-* .,*  ������������������iag'e with an actress in 1850.    7       .   -   - *��������� *~>-7  a family in'J-\slrfyi  beloved "  ���������*l  ���������ft-..  - Ml  ���������FOPE FOR TWENTY-FOUR HOURS*.-  Pretty'Thli������jar��������� Por.tlie'Ncck.  The ingenious woman can make herself  any    number   of    pretty   and   becoming  things for her  neck, and  the  number of  pretty now things is increasing.    The affinity which  fur and   lace  havo for each  other  this  year  is manifesting itself  in  pretty soft scarfs and bows.    A charming  and   becoming bow can   be made from   a  bit  of  lace, a  little  chiffon   and narrow  strips of sable.   ' A little real  laco, if one  has it, or pretty lace of  any kind will do,  for a couple of   bows or ends  and  more  bows and  ends  of  the  chiffon, the  ends'  ruffled  and edged with   bebe ribbon, and  above the ruffle the narrow bands of sable  about half an inch wide, or a scarf of some  of the thin, soft  materials can be tucked  and  ruffled and  bands of the fur run on  across. , ,  HA GUY ELLAKD, THE COWBOY POET,  cattle, but while loping along on his  broncho he is often inspired, and these  inspirations he writes out when he has  leisure. From the plains, the cattle and  various aspects of ranch life he takes  his themes and sings of things as he  sees them. His verses are first printed  in the Colorado papers, to which he  sends them, and afterward they go the  rounds of the press east and west. Here  is a sample of his verse:  My broncho is no Pegasus  To reach Olympian heights.  But still up Rocky mountain slopes  He takes me in his flights.  'Tis here that thoughts come "rounding  up,"  To nature near akin,  So 1 throw my mental lariat  And strive to "ropo them in."    ,  One of his first contributions  to the  Colorado papers was a story in verse,  entitled "Bill and the Parson," relating  an  incident just as it  occurred  in the  early days of Creede,  Colo.,  when that  little   city   was   a   prosperous    mining  camp, where gambling and lawlessness  were in full force.   Real characters figured  in   this  poem,   the  principal  one,  "Lanky Bill," better known to the east  as "Soapy" Smith"���������his real name was  Jefferson    Randolph    Smith,     the    all  round bad man and marshal of Creede  ���������being an especially good picture from  life.  The   Iiiimediatu   Successor   to   "Leo  XIII.  >i;������8 He������-n  .4 1i-e:i<ly Chosen.  It is perhaps not'generally known cthat  the immediate successor of the present*  Pope is already chosen, though he will  not officially be called Pope. Cardinal  Luigi Oreglia, dean of the Sacred College  of Cardinals, and Camarlingo of, tho  Catholic Church, will perform the duties  of tho office after tho death of Leo XIII.  until the next Pope has been elected.  According to the regulations the election cannot take place until after the  burial of the dead Pope, , which occurs  ten days after his decease. There have  been cases in which Tihe   election has not  Health Rules Igpr Women,  Here are the laws of  health for women  laid down in monosyllables:  Don't worry. Don't hurry. Don't overeat. Don't starve. Breathe fresh air  everyday and night. Sleep and rest a  great deal. Spend less nervous energy  every day than you make. Be cheerful.  Work like a woman, but don't be worked  to death. Avoid passion and excitement.  Associate with healthy people. Health is  contagious as well a_ disease. Don't carry  the whole world on your shoulders, far  less the universe. Never despair. Lost  hope is a fatal disease.  Both  SidcH "Were Good.  Not all the old masters monopolize the  romance of pictures, and occasionally  there percolates in a vague way the story  of some modern man and his pictures,  which is interesting reading. A distinguished American collector bought some  years ago, so the tale runs, a work of art  from a man famed for his realization of  lovely and subtle color. It was a thick  panel, small, but beautiful in the tonal  scheme. One day, taking the picture out  of the frame, it was discovered that there  was another picture on the back of the  wood, a neglected work that the painter  had evidently thought little about. But  the artist is sometimes the poorest judge of  his own efforts, so the thoughtful collector  had the panel carefully sawed in half,  and at the solicitation*bf an admirer sold  thc second composition. This is now  among the treasures of another American  collector.  CARDINAL'LUIGI  OREOT.IA.  been finished for months, so that Camar-  lingro's reign may last for some time.  Leo XIII. was himself Caniarlingo  when he was elected to the pontificate,  but it is hardly likely that tho present  Camarlingo will be so fortunate.  It is the Camarlingo who formally declares the Pope dead after tapping his  forehead three times with the silver hammer. He also breaks the seals and "Ring  of the Fisherman" and then assumes the  direction of affairs of the Apostolic See  until the new Pope is elected.  . The Cardinal-Dean of the Sacred College is the highest official in tbe church  next to the Pope. He is Bishop of Ostia,  and consecrates the newly-elected Pope, if  he is not a bishop, wearing the pallium  during the consecration. He presides over  the sacred conclave of cardinal-* having  the election in hand, and keeps the key  of the place of meeting, so that none can  enter or go out save with bis consent.  When the election is coneludi.d the  Cardinal-Dean asks the new Pontiix what  name he intends to take. And after he  has received the salutations of tho assembled cardinals it is the Cardinal-Camarlingo who places on his finger the "Ring  of tbe Fisherman." He is the actual successor of the Pope, even though temporarily. 7-''Y7:7'77  -;; ..; ;-,v ������,.'',."/.'.., ���������-.,,;���������..;n;,. fajvy-',,:������..y.V, ^.-;;-;'  "f^*?!W?S*>^r*77^ ~"77'-7 'i!iyM}d:^MW^j.  I  J  ���������"���������I *^WP������' Wf**!!!*-*^'  ������HE    CUMBERLAND NEWS,  ISSUED -EVERY SATURDAY.��������� '  M. E. Bissett Editop.  Subscribers failing to receive Tb#  Nv.wlj regularly will confer a favor by notifying- the oflh-je, -  irob Work'Strictly C. Q. D. ,  Transient j*_ds Cash iii Advance.  it  7 v--*?-'.  urn-  SATURDAY^   AUG. 19th,    1899.  fr- ������.   ���������        ��������� -  -  Thp craze for sensational attrac-  traction In the churches reached a  eljmax down in Missouri within the  last week. - The principle feature of  this entertainment (?) was a mock  hanging, the gallows being erected  xh the basement of the church.  Why doesn't someone make a  move to start a reading room in  uietow.n? The cost would not be  very great, ahe it is certain-that  the profit and pleasure occcuring to  those who frequented it would more  ihan mja-ke up;' Times are getting  good,' ' Now is i he time to start ii.  ' We  note that on  Texada   there  are company stores, company boarding-houses'1 arid 'hotels;   company  sawmills.   In fact every  enterprise  w,6fth engaging in   is run  by the  Company.    Now, we do riot mean  io reflect in anyway  upon  eithei  the Company or the management.  Their  property is their own, their  money has developed it,  th-jy have  a right to do what they please with  it,    But just imagine what a howl  about selfish  corporations etc. ad  nauseura would be' raised by certain  so-called  labor paper*} if the same  course were followed in Union and  Cumberland,  Cil . !\r . it  The Government.are going to put  everyone who wishes to have anything to do with mines through an  ari education test, They had better not make it too hard brEalph'll  j - ���������       ��������� ���������'       ��������� ���������       -7      ' .    ���������,  nave to study nights,       ���������-������������������������������������  BY THE  CHOIR OF  Concert  The   Methodist  CHURCH,  Maxwell, W, Belky, C. Stroulin, J.  Williams, M: Piercy, Mrs. Bakil,  Doney, Sam Orr, J, Wilson, Man-  son,, Mrs. Calhoun, Mrs. Beck, J,  Grieve, Zoyarra. Miss Westwood,  A. Piercy, W. Piercy.  COMOX FALL EXHIBITION.  ���������**  AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHY.  Special prize:���������-First $5 (Value),  Second;���������$2.50 (Value), will be  given for the best collection of  twelve (12) photos of local scenery  taken by amateur photographers  residing in Comox District. The  photographe should be mounted on  suitable mounts and - must be the  bona-fide work of the exhibitor.  A mistake occurred in our last  issue nin giving Mr. Riggs instead of  ,Mr. Chas. McDonald, credit for decorating the show window of the  Big Store.  LOCAL   BRIEFS.  Bear in mind the dentist leaves  on October 1st.  Mrs.' Browne of Wellington is  visiting her sister, Mrs. Matthews.  Dr. W. S. Dalby leaves on thc  1st October.  Mr. W. R. Robb is building an  addition to his barn for a granary^  Rev. J. A. Durand will hold service in Cumberland at   11   a.   m.,  i     J  Sunday.  Joe Moore has had his annex, lit  -with acetylene gas. He must like  it- ,  Now is the time to have your  dentistry attended to, for the dent-  ist leavefe the first of October.  Mr. ^Tatt. Lyttle of Comox re-  rejoice.-** in the possession of a new  top buggy.    It cuts a dash.  A few men are working on the  Courtenay Road and haye improved it considerably cutting the brush  down on each side.  A respected citizen of Comox, a  a calf, and a muzzle came to  close quarters on monday. The citizen was looking for wire nippers  that afternoon,  Grace : Church���������  Tuesday,, the 22nd August at 8pm  Admission,   25 cents.  ICE CREAM WILL BE    SERV-  ED DURING THE EVENING,  1 TEN   CENTS  PER DISH.  "Ladies as well as gentlemen invited to attend entertainment tonight   ���������*���������������������������������������������������������������  3iI' ���������"' PASSENGER LIST,  Per steamer  "City of  Nanaimo'  Wednesday, Aug. 17.  '-P. ' Whalen, B. Purko,   W. Ashman, F. Emmerson, M,   McGregor,  Mrs, Hickman,   Miss   Armstrong,  Miss   Neth'erb'y,    G.   'Ground-shut,  Arnaldo,   Ryder,    Mitchell,    Miss  Rushwbrth, John Bolt, Anderson,  Jl Gray S,'Sharp, Short,  Mr. Wil-  liams/Ti.-sie Walker, Bay Beck, H,  King; J.' Woodland",  J.   Piercy,  G.  He:-the/lei,' Miss Piercy, T, Morgan,  Nfwman, R. Gray, N. McKay, Mr.  Gal bourn,   Miss   Williams,   Mary  L ,.*-���������. i:7 . ,      .   '   .,i.���������:  Times are dull down in Nanaimo.  Too bad we've got a chance to live  up here. When are the people of  the Black Diamond City going to  stop such an outrage?  Anderson's Metal Works are in  full blast manufacturing gas machines. Guess somebody is going  to have daylight all winter. Mr.  Anderson states he has orders from  Wellington, Union Bay, Courtenay  and Cumberland.  Mr. Jack Jenkins left last Monday for Comox where he will spend  a weeks holiday. He is stopping  at Mr. S. Cliffe's. Jack's smiling  countenance is missed very much  from the veranda of the Cumberland Hotel.  J. McPhee & Son, of Courtenay  are having their house and store lit  with acetylene gas. Dr. Millard is  also having his new residence lit  up with same; and later on Mr. A.  H. McCallum will have the Courtenay House illuminated.  Mr. Williams, gardener and florist, took some fine cucumbers over  to Texada Thursday. A couple  of them each weighed three and  three-quarter pounds, It is worth  while having a garden that can provide such vegetables as that,  For Pay-Day week we have made reduc.  tions in Black Dress Goods, Colored  Dress Goods, Gent's Clothing, etc.,  which will be to the interest Jof all  intending purchasers ������������������  All those splendid Black Dress  Lengths at $5.50 per dress, go at  $4.50.  The balance of these 10 $10 colored  Costumes at $4.50 and $5.  Brown Serges and Merinos woith  from 35 cents to 5o cents, now 25  cents per yard.  Wool Delaines worth 40 cents,  25 cents. < .  now  All our Prints at reduced prices.   ,  Splendid Black Striped   Sateen   at  6 yards for $1.00.  .FLANNELETTE���������32^ inch Flan.r  nelette at 15 yards for $1.00. 36 in."  Flannelette at 10 yards for $1.00.  GENT'S CLOTHING--For the  next week we will make a special  inducement in,,Clothing.  We will sell any suit of clothes in  stock at 20 per cent discount.  We can surprise  you   in   clothing  values.  Come early and get first choice.  SHOES '      '  The prices in Boots and Shoes this  week is sure to create a stir in, our  store. -   ,  , Mr. 'Thulin, of Thulin Bros.,  Lund,- B. C, came to. the Wharf on.  his. own steamer yesterday and  paid Cumberland, a visit. During  his visit he gave Mr. Anderson an  order for a sixty light gas machine.  The equilibrists who are to give  an* exhibition in the Cumberland  Hall to-night are said to be good.  They will give an exhibition again  on Monday night, and Tuesday and  Wednesday at Agricultural Hall,  Courtenay.  Mr. C. C. Segrave optuivd a  monster insect, Thursday. It is  four inches lo*ng and has four  wings, each ,.two inches long. It  has three horns and four legs. Mr  Segrave is going to s.-rid it to the  Chicago'Blade naturalists for identification and meantime has named  it the Killaloo Bird.  .Mr. Lewis of Courtenay has begun to make cheese. If a market  can be obtained, the manufactory  of cheese will be an excellent opening for Comox farmers. Nearly  all our cheese is imported and there  is no reason why 03. C. farmers cannot make, as: good an article as  Eastern Canadians and thus secure  the home market.  CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.  ' AUGUST 14TJL  Mr.  Davis  of Courtenay  lost a  fine   span of   horses   last Thursday at  Comox.    He  had the team  on the wharf by the slip when they  began to-back.    The reins were tied  to the wheel and, consequent^ when  the   rig  began   sliding down,   the  horses  were   drawn   back tighter.  In a few  minutes both wagon  and  horses were in the water  and  the  animals were drowned  before they  were cut  loose.    This is  a  serious  loss to Mr. Davis for the team cost  at least $250.  ' A  subscription has  been started by the generous people  of Comox and we hope it will aggregate enough to cover most of the  cost of a new team. Mr Davis is an  old and hard working man and he  well deserves to  be helped through  this trouble. Others thanComoxites  might give him a hand.  The windov/8 of the Vendotne look much  improved after the oiuaoular exertion of Mr  Jao. Robertson. ....  Present: Aldermen Calnari, Willard, Carthew and Nicholls.  Moved by Alderman willard, seconded by Alderman Nicholls that  minutes of last meeting be read:  carried. f  Correspondence :���������Letter from  Ralph Smith inviting Council to  attend .'proceedings on Labor Day  at Nanaimo.' Alderman- Calnan;  moved and Alderman Willard seconded, that the invitation be acknowledged and regret was expreB-*  sed that that the council could not  ���������accept  Legal Advice:���������Moved by Alderman Calnan, seconed by Alderman  Nicholls that the advice of Mr. L.  P. Eckstein in reposition as a coun-.  cil will be filed for future reference.  Drains and Works:���������Moyed by  Alderman Willard, seconded by  Alderman Calnan, that drains be  inspected and if found complete,  money be paid to Messrs. Martin  and Pie-rcy.  Moved by Alderman Willard sec-.  onded by Alderman Nicholls that  Alderman Ryder be appointed to  interview Mrs. PJket, in re moving  the obstruction hrfron t of Cumberland Hotel as the council wish to  put "in aside walk.  Moyed by Alderman Nicholls  seconded by Alderman. Calnan that  Board of Works see Mr. Hauck and  instruct him to put a snow-shed,  Ihe length of his building along  2nd Street.  Moved by Alderman Willard seconded by  Alderman  Calnan   that  the  Chairman wait on  Mr.  Little  in re draining swamp.    Also in reference to continuation of 1st Street.  Moved by Alderman Nicolls, seconded by  Alderman  Calnan  that  City Clerk give  notice to property  holders to connect their drains with  city sewer on or before  September  15.    If not done at that date, Ciiy  will do it at the expense of property  holders.  . Moved by Alderman Willard seconded by Alderman Calnan. that  City Clerk be instructed to call for  tenders to supply City with oil by  the barrel, stating price and  quality.  Moved by Alderman Calnan seconded by Alderman Willard that  tenders-be called for lighting street  lamps, not more than 15 and not  not less than 10.  (Tenders in both cases to be in by  August 28.  GO TO  CAREY  the  Tailor  For    Your     Next  Suit of Clothes.  GOOD FIT   AND   PRICES  .RIGHT Ii  CALL AND SEE.  Notice.   :        . ��������� i  change of corporate name.     n  1 '        ~~~  '- "      aI**-  Notice is hereby given s that theii  Union Colliery Company, of Brit-[|  ishT Columbia, Limited Liability^  intends to apply to His Honor thtfj  Lieutenant-Governor for permissiorjjj  to change its name to that of th/fi  "Wellington Colliery Company},!  Limited Liability."  Dated Victoria*, 18th July, 1899.]!  ���������   DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTONjjl  Solicitors. to   the   Union   Collier*vi  Company of   B. C, < Limited ,J ��������� Lia(  ���������i _ (-  ���������bility.  I.I .IAITT 4 Co.:  ���������DEALERS, IN���������  i  Pianos &/ Organs.  Musical InstrumBJits  ���������AND���������  Musical Merchandise  Phonographs  and^**e*  Graphophohes.  I  !   '-I  -O-  SAFES, BILLIARD TABLES, TYPEWRITERS,  LAWN TENNIS, HOCKEY and GOLF GOODS.  -o-  BICYCLES AND BICYCLE SUPPLIES  60 Government St. Victoria  I'M.  II  From $i.7S  and up.  Clocks  From....85 cents  and up.  and a full line of Jewelry cheap. Wedding    jgfljj  Rings, all  sizes.  ALL WATCHES AND  CLOCKS CLEANED AND  REPAIRED AND WARRANTED TO KEEP  TIME BY  T.D.McLEAN  (I  -HI  it  u  f7|  I!


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