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 H7  /   5i*7  - ���������; -  ***���������'  ������/?  ���������V ? ",r     -f   V*   fW;-'<'"'*>'������  >- ,"Wt/      .. ���������"#     **   ���������=*" /  t   i  h^*  .__,������������������ wet  y|  _i  'I  raGHT-H YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B.    C.    TUESDAY,    AUG.   ;>   1900.  Agents for McCornnck"Harvesting MacKine'i'V.  Write for .priced and' parties lair. ' P: 0. Drawer 563  T,%  _L H.  r  A Large:Sbipment just arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, ,45c yd.  English Linoleums   -  -  -  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from   50c. per square ^yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  Weiler Bros.  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  Victoria, Aug.2.���������S. S. -Glenogle from  China brought a big budget of oriental  news. Two German Officers, wounded at  Taku, interviewed at Yokohama, says the  Russians had to kill Chinese \vounded as  they were too,dangeroua to take to hospit-  als, killing those who waited on them.  Gleuogle officers say ton thousand Chinese were on the wharf at .Shanghai when  tb'.'y loft, pleading to be taken to America.  At Nagasaki the officials were compelled to  issue circulars Baying "No more room for  refugees."  On assembling yesterday, Legislature had  resolutions of condolence to Queen Victoria  on the death of Prince Alfred and adjourned.  Vancouver,'Aug. 1.���������Some enemies of  the non-union Japanese fishermen are getting their work in with   an organized   style  ov. Frasor-Rivero   iLasi night; no rless tuan  :  * *       * " -���������/  -  fifty Bete in hands of Japanese were cut, the  destroyed web bein**; worth between  "j&'OOO  aqd $5,000.    New losses were being report-  ed.,2.11 day to-day at police station. '  r .'*    '  Rome, Aug. ������.���������The regicade Bressie still  ' maintains his excited deme_our.e.nd  .has to  dressed forcibily.     To-duy he exclaimed to  a warden it was the Czar's turn next.  . ��������� *   ^  Loud ,*-,'Aug.   3.���������A   special cablegram  : stat.f-s chub there is a rumor in Pretoria that;  Botha, the Boer" commander,   has   surrcn-  v deretl to the British.  ' -  '   '  Lyndon, Au5. 3.���������Despatch fromPreloria  says Commandant ���������Bor.ha is weakening, he  has sentra messengerrto Lord Roberts asking for confirui.t.bion&f the report of surrender of Gun. Prindlow* and requiring jjsr-  mission to communicate with Dewit  O.pe Town, Aug.' 3.-���������X-eiberg's.comman-  (&a attacked' Gsn. ;J)orrien near _"ote_ersbiirg  :but'waaJeaai)y.repulaed.-,]?.aniilto__ ib^s gooe  -to bsing aw^y-Batiea Poweil>3 &ari'son\*.ho  i" riUfrouncled   there.     -*S������������veii hundred and  , ' i > , '     ������  fihy.more Boers have burrendered to Gen.  Hi-nctr.  Shaoghai, Aug 3 ���������Tho disaffucted Chi-  n.-se officers who loit Pekin Ju'y 15&h state  that anarchy has* rtigned for months, a_d  tat* streets ran in b'wod.  Commander Jung Lu and followers were  pridoners at Then Yamens, 'ammunition of  foreign troops was failing and they used  revolvers only when hard pressed.  Other Chinese bring storio3 of horrible  illtreating of Christians, some "being tortured aud several being skinned. Two  French nunns at New Chang were .burned  to deuth by Borers  Victoria, Aug. 3.���������Attorney-Genei al  Eberts, in answer to Mr. Mclane-,, said the  Union Colliery Co. was fined ������5000. By  consent payment of fine was laid over till  value of compeusati'-n had been-decided by  Supreme Court of Canada which begins  October 2nd.  Eribish Admiraiity is calling for tenders  for construction of two torpedo launches for  use at Esquimalt and Vancouver.  VICTORIA,  B.   C.  TY BAYS  ���������of Dry Goods, Shoes,  Ladies' Shirt Waists   Cotton. Vests, Sailor Hats, etc.  VHITE:STAR       "V -     ���������*  "  VEST END        -    \ Contain-Alum,  IMITH'S CREAM J  Mens', Bays'and Youths' Clothing at   bargain  prices.     Mens'  Summer   Underwear.      These    goods   must   all   be  closed out to make roprii for fall stock now .en route.  i*  pop. #0 |)ays Only,  at O. J. MOORES,  o.  The following recipe for destroying caterpillars comes from Germany, where it is said to have extraordinary success: Water 15  galls, soap li lbs, flowers of. sulphur li lbs, poisonous mushrooms  2 lbs. "Put all over a mode.ate fire  in.a lined vessel and keep Stirling.  Strain for use. Caterpillars, grubs,  etc., watered with this liquor immediately perish. . N. B,���������Care  must be taken as to variety of"  mushroom, as many kinds popularly supposed to be poisonous are  rttally wholesome. The receipt is  worth trying.  Europe is having its share of  troiible. The death-of-.the Duke of  Edinburgh has .thrown England, as  well as Saxe-Coburg into mourning. The tragic end of the lamented JCmg of Laly, coupled with the  attempt on ihe lite of ,the Persian  Shah will again revive the dreadful feeling of unrest among crowned heads. The tnoughts of these  atrocities is most repugnant to  ,to minds of even balance;  CONCERNING BAKING POWDERS  .Report of tlie 'Inland Revenue Depart-  jnent.-Gbaef-Analyst Recommends  that Sale of Alum Baking-  jPowders be Stopped.  The Inland Revenue Department has issued its report on Baking Powders (Bulletin  No.       68). It       contains       analyses  of 156 samples of powders bought of  dealers and manufacturers in the Dominion,  85 per cent of which are found to be alum  mixture's. In view of the large proportion  of this claes of powders, ^Chief Analyst Mac-  farlano recommends  that -legal .proceedings  c  be taken against parties-selling them, on  the ground that they are unhealthful articles of food, and believes tbat their sale  will be condemned by the Courts.  The analyses were - made by the Assistant  Analyst, Mr. A. McGill,  who fully  discus-,  ses the injurious nature of   alum  in baking  powders.    Mr. McGill adds :     "In my last  ^report" I.expressed my  iconvictiotn, based on  -experimental evidence, that alupi in baking .  ,powders,is dangerous to.health.     The large  .jaiass  qf evidence   since   accumulated   has  more strongly convinced me of the   correctness of that opinion;���������" -My personal opinion  is decidedly agdinst the use   of .alum.    The  health of a nation is too  serious a matter to  bo imperilled lightly, and if' it be impotsi- ,  bis to*86cure ^prohibitory legislation,   it   is  desirable thfit manufacturers of  alum powders should be required ;to v state , the   contents on the packages.",' x     , '  .Professor   Ruttan, -or    M<}G-ill   College,  Montreal, who made a-serie* orf experimenta  on the   digestibility  of   bread baked' vith  alum powders, is .quoted aa follows :    The  -unanimous verdict  of   my   experiments   is  that alum powders introduce into a form of  food of universal use/acents which   are ,de-'  ^rimental to the functional  activity' of  the  .digestive  ferments.   'T_ey. must  therefore  ;be   prejudicial   to   health,   and   the   only  course is todsarefully a.void them."  . -Fulldwiug   are names of baking   powders  _ontaini_g alum sold in   this-vicinity, given  in tho Analyst's report:���������  - Baking-Powders Containing, Alum.'  WHITE-STAR  W  s-\        . ���������    .  Mauf. by -the Dyson (rilwon Co Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  GOLD STANrDAR������--'-��������� Contains Alum  Manf. hy d-dvilie & Co. Winnipeg,Man.  BLUE RIBBON Contains Alum  Manf. by Blue Ribbon Mfg. Co.   Winnipeg,  ' Manitoba,  GOLDEN CROWN Contains Alum  Manf. by W. Tufts & Son, Vancouver, B.C.  MAGIC Contains Alum  Manf. by E. W. Gillett,  Toronto, Ont.  ���������j3j������GAL. Contains Alum  Manf. by Pure Gold Mfg. Co. Toronto, v nt.  PURITY , Contains Alum  M'inf. by Purify Baking Powder Co.  Toronto,   Ont.  OCEAN WAVE.. ,Contains Alum  Manf.-by Hamilton Coffee & Spice Co.  Hamilton, Out.  KITCHEN QUEEN .(contain  JUBILEE ,, 1   Alum  HALLONQUIST3.S CREAM (  Manf. by F. F. Dally & Co. Hamilton, Ont.  CLIMAX '��������� Contains Alum  Manf. by li.Ralston & Co. Hamilton, Ont.  "WEDDING BELLS.  At the Vendome House, on the  1st inst., Mr. J. Stevenson was .united in marriage to .Miss L. Campbell, lately of Atlanta, Georgia.  The Rev. Mr. Dodds officiating.  The bride, a niece of Mrs. JL S.  Robertson, our popular hostess of  the Vendome, was becomingly attired in pastel blue, the costume  being richly trimmed with white  silk and pas-semen ter ie. Miss Lizzie McNeil, the -bridesmaid, was  prettily dressed in pale blue -with  blue satin trimmings which set off.  her fair complexion charmingly.  Mr. Jno. McNiven acted as groomsman. After the ceremony, tbe  happy couple, with about fifty  friends, sat-.down to a .dainty supper, gotten up under Mrs. Robertson's inimitable supervision. The  table, besides being Jpwled ���������ith  .delicate efforts.of the culinary, art,  was handsomely decorated with  flowers and cut glass. Due credit  ,was .done to the viands,   and   after  !'--<  '7'  "/ ���������  the usual toasts,  .cutting   of   the  weddiDg pake, etc., the .happy company began dancing to , the ' music  supplied ;by,the Messrs'Roy, father'  ,  and    *son.   , A '   feature'   of   t-he  dance -^vas tbe Scotch Reel ,danca$ ���������  by the hostess,  Mrs. R. S. Robertson, with the groom,' and Miss Lil^r  -  Anthony, swith the,ekler  Mr.  Royv.'  The party ,wa_ iept ;U.p .until.4;a,_^  .  when   all   dispersed    after  many  wishes,of future hajppiness to   tbe���������  bride .and groom, and hearty thanfes*  iox the hospitable hostess and  Miu-  Robertson. '   ,  The presents were���������Mr. and M_$  ��������� *  *        *  Robertson, bed linen, J. Robertson,   ���������  eilver knives and"   forks.,   Mr.   and  Mrs. D. B. Stevenson,1 bed   spread^, .  table linen and* toilet ,cov.ers,' JVt;������.  and Mrs'. T.,iyJiy^, ;parlo-r larn-p^, ;-  Miss h. '"McNeil,  ,*w;ater ^etj  Mi.  Hector McLean, carving -set,'jMi:. jJ_ \  - Haliiday, parlour table covers, -Mr;  Neil Ross, cream set, Mt: and 'Mrei- :,  Jno. Whyte,-bed spread,  .Mr,., .an<J,  Mrs. Jas. White, .orea^Q \^% '"_%. '  Mr. and Mrs,   H.   Murdqdk, >uiit������..  djsh; Mr. Lifter, Bedspread* .-Mj-.C^  J. Moore, clock, Mr. T. p. McLean^  xtwo pairs vases,. Vendpme" Board.- ,/,7  4ers,-pai'lour  lounge. M^ss- Minnif  Murdock, bouquel", Miss A. 'vGLra-jr, .- :^ j^y  -basket flowers, Miss^eywood,*^-;^;'::^!!;]  quet, Mrs. Q. Bridges, flowers.  1  I  7"  ?-   '      "  f'        ���������!'?...'  * -*;*^i  j. ���������>'  *    I    l"-t  7 *"Vi}fc  7'���������)?*���������,  ."    .:-^>  -'������������������^<,T0!;|  71''J ���������.*���������'/ *-y  i ':��������� \ >!  ��������� 7,, ���������\i4< _  ,. .'.''-yiL  'i.ri"''\'f  V' f-!y*|  ,-'%H'<l  ��������� ( ���������AV-i  ������tn /ftcmocjajii,  wf-?  '_.-'fi'-.^-  Mrs. Jj.C.''NLcDpnaMf.j  Dear'Madam::" ,  -'   ������������������'.,, TWe,..^ the' Officers '*n4  Members of .Union Lodge, Np. :Afy:'\  I. 0. G. T.   extend    to   you  'our .  .heartfelt   sympathy dn ^yoiiy :fla^  Jbrreavement,.   In -ftx? ^ftath'-f yduf,  beloyed   hussband,   and   our ,deaj,  brother, we feel that you have in^  deed been caused  to pass thrpugji  deep-waters, and  we   rea-lize  iojjr  ..unable we -ar.e-tp   lighten -your loadj  -of sorrow, and.can only point   you  to Him who .alone can fill that acting   -void,   that   source   of   diyirje  strength where yo.ur beloved   husr  ���������band   ever sought for strength  i&  hours of trial.  "In every,pangthat'rejids.the hearty  The Man,of Sorrp.ws.hada part,  He sympathises with ,our grief  And to the sufferer sends relief."  May   He   who   wept   with   the  mourners at Bethany   ever   guide  and cqmfprt jq-u  until   you "shaill  reach   that land .on liigh vwhithey.  your beloved husband Jias gone.he-  J^as -gone before, ,w.here Ood :sliaH  wipe .away all tears and there shal-i  be no more.partingSQr ..sorrows, iis  ;the. ear nest prayer of our Lodge.  Signed on behalf of the Lodge,.  /"Kenneth Gordon.^  Jno. N. McLeod,  Wesley Willard..  Sophia J, Garnet,  Esther Hay.wooeu  ������������������--.Tw-Ul  '\ *_sa  *���������������*��������� .'^i  7. *.^^|  ,        iL        ������*>"���������&*?  '.'.-1-������������:?'*-*]  " ;~sPM  - - yrtf  it  Committee  New Company Offices are .-a-pr.  proaching completion. Tommy  Home will have a cottage near ths  new premises.  FOR -SA-LE^A'tai* dass "Dgc  mestic" Sewing ^Machine,; nearly  new.    Apply at N^ews Office.  Dr. W. S. P^lby,. -Dentist, is ira,  town, .and -will be here till .Aug.. 16.  The -Waveriy Hotel is bein,g.  ���������freshly painted-and papejed insi^.  Dugjgau is. all .right,. THE  MASTER'S   FRIEND.  The master niust to a distant "land,  With a foreign foo to -S^lit, ��������� ���������  And the master's wife was glad of it,  But she hid her false delight  And came to liim with a tearful face  And begged of him to stay,  But the master's hound was sorry.  And it went and hid it away.  The master's ship, from tlie harbor's mouth,  Beat out to the stormy sea,  And his wife staid late at my lady's ball,  Rejoicing to be free.  They said she shone like a jewel'there,  And she heard it with delight,  But' she could not sleep for the master's hounc,  For it howled through thc livelong night..  The master died���������he was shot to death  In'that land beyond the sea���������  And they brought his body home to lie  Xn a grave by the cypress tree,  And the master's widow hid her face  And made believe she cried,  But the master's hound staid by hia grave  Till it starved to death���������and died.  , ���������Chicago Record  THE ANGEL OF  A CUPBOARD.  Row a Young Girl Became an Unintentional Eavesdropper.  It is not the fashion among angels to  .. reveal themselves to the common eyes of  men   except  robed  and   crowned,   curled  and  frilled  and tuckered���������in the  veriest  fullness, in fact, of their glory.    Tliat is  why it was rash of Miss Ethel Baines to  go   from   the   place  of  the   washing   of  her    hair    in    what   was- quite   an   old  dressing gown down to tho library, there  to dry her long tresses  before the fire.  She   might   have   pleaded' that . no   one  could  possibly call at that hour.    That  was a certainty or next door to it.    So  she sat in comfort before the glow and  thought the pleasant thoughts of a careless angel.    Now and again when the fire  got into her back she would rise for coolness' sake and look in the mantel glass to  see that it was clear and without flaw.  What she saw in it at least was more  than flawless and something beyond compare,     so    many    people    would'   have  thought, and Miss Baines was  not disposed to'question the fact herself.  But she turned paler that she generally  o   liked to look at hearing a sudden knock  at the  hall  door,   followed   by   Captain  Baines' cheery voice:  '���������Ah,   Colmoraud!     Delighted   to   see  ��������� you.    Come into the library and smoke.  We   shall   have   it   all   to   ourselves   in  there."  The tread  of Captain   Baines  and hi_  visitor   came   toward   the   library   door.  Miss Baines shivered.    Mr. Colmoraud���������  of all other1 people!    The idea of discovery Was   too ��������� ignominious   to   be   faced.  Miss Baines, -gathering the long strands  ���������    of her hair in one hand, as though they  were   a ��������� skirt   impeding  her,   looked   for  some way to escape.    Through -tho door  she  could" not go  unless   she  wished   to  be taken red handed, so to speak, in her  quite  old  dressing  gown,  nor could  she  fly   through   the   windows.     Behind   the  curtains    temporary    shelter    might    be  found, but how unsafe!    Suppose her father drew them to get a breath of ozone,  as he called it, or Mr. Colmoraud stumbled " against   them   and   lighted,   apologetic,   upon   her  toes!     There   remained  onlythe cupboard���������tight fitting���������a musty,  abominable place,  but seldom visited.  It  was not the haven where she would be.  Yet,   since   time   pressed.   Miss   Baines,  shivering and decided, slipped  in among  the chaos of maps and  dusty tomes silently, like a cat.    And the door of the  library opened.  ' "You   wanted   to   see   me?"   Captain  Baines was saying cheerfully.  "Yes," said Mr. Colmoraud, who seemed unusually hesitant. "On a very serious matter���������at least to me. You see,  I'm off to India tomorrow unless"���������  "Can't do better than India," said the  captain. "Nothing like the climate if  you don't take too many pegs. Splendid  place!. Polo, plenty of shooting���������not too  much work, you know. I remember  when I was in those parts; !���������.used to tell  old Jigbury���������you've heard me speak of  old Jigs?" 7  "Yes," said Mr. Colmoraud meekly.  "Well, as I was saying," went on the  captain, "old Jigs was in India then, too  ���������Madras way. Stuffy down there, except in cold weather. You're not going  to Madras, eh ?"  "No, to the northwest provinces. The  climate is not,so bad there, is it, even for  ladies?" Mr. Colmoraud put the question  with eagerness.  "Topping climate," said the captain  innocently. "Nothing ladies like better.  Why, old Jigs used to say that his first  wife���������and he had a good many; regular  old sea dog, Jigs; wife in every port,  married once a month, don't you know;  said he'd-never been to church without  hearing his banns called���������his first wife  simply wouldn't come away. Tiger  shooting all day. Sporting woman, she  was.    Buried out there, I believe."  "But she liked the climate?" said Mr.  Colmoraud, uncertain what moral to attach to this story.  "Wouldn't have been buried thore if  she hadn't," said the captain logically.  "I suppose not." said Mr. Colmoraud  dubiously. "But it was about getting  married that I was going to ask your  opinion,  or.  rather,  about���������about"���������  Miss Baines, in tho cupboard, forgot for  a moment that she was being asphyxiated, and began to take an interest in the  conversation.  "Come, now," said the captain jovially  CMiss Ethel pictured to herself his innocent leer), "you're not thinking of it yourself, eh? One of the Heriiant girls, Miss  Ruby, eh?"  "Under other circumstances." said Mr.  Colmoraud, growing bold, "I should be  grateful for the recommendation. But  the fact is, I came round to ask you, an  I'm off to India, if you would mind, you  and Mrs. Baines, if I���������if I asked Ethel  to go with me as my wife."  "Ethel!" repeated the captain, flabbergasted. "You don't mean Ethel? Never  thought of it.    Ethel, now���������she's a good  girl���������I'll say that, but 1 expect she's too  fond of her dad to leave him."  "I'm, afraid so," said Mr. Colmoraud  sadly.' "But would you mind if I asked?"  "Certainly not," said the captain heartily. "There"- no one I'd like better���������no  one. Wait a minute; I'll call her down  and see what she says to it."  "But,", began Mr. Colmoraud. terrified  at this imminent deciding of his destiny.  "Ethel!" shouted the captain from the  hall.    "Ethel!"  ' '    ."   ������  The angel, as we -know, was in the  cupboard, so that the captain's maintop  voice only raised dust- in the attic.  "Curious thing.'.' he said. "I saw her  skipping aliout a few minutes ago, taking  a reef in her topknot." He hailed again,  not knowing the fashions that prevail  among angels. Miss Baines' maid appeared upon the stairs.' "Where's Miss  Ethel?" demanded the captain.  "And I'm-sure, sir." the woman replied  mysteriously, with that conjunctival use  that shows a fixed belief in the unbroken  continuity of all remarks���������"and I'm sure,  sir, I don't know."  '"Well," said the captain impatiently,  "just ask your mistress if she'll come  down for a moment."  "Please   don't   trouble   Mrs.   Baines,"  said the luckless Colmoraud- "T'm afraid  \Miss Ethel saw me coming and perliaps  did not wish"���������   ,  "Stern chase, eh?" asked the captain  commiseratingly. - "But here's my wife.  Have you seen Ethel, Lizzie? ' Here's  Colmoraud wanting to get engaged, and  Ethel's disappeared."  Mrs. Baines shook hands in her kindliest way.  "It was great presumption on my part  ���������treat indeed," Colmoraud began, "'and  it's quite clear that Miss Ethel thinks  so."  "You mustn't despair," said Mrs.  Baines. She was sure in her own mind  that Ethel was purposely hiding that  she might escape what could .only be a  painful interview.  "There's plenty of .time," chorused the  captain, as though a year or two of waiting in uncertainty were a mere bagatelle  to a young man in love. ��������� "You must look  us up again when you come back."  The angel in the cupboard hated her  father with an unfilial hatred for this  calm disposition of her affairs.  Mrs. Baines tried to soothe the > oung  man's disappointment. "I'm sure Ethel  is not disposed to view you with any dislike," she said kindly. "Only, of course,  it is a pity she should be out when you  called."  "Thank you���������yes," said Colmoraud  miserably. "It's very kind-of 3-011. .1  was sure I had no chance. Perhaps later  on���������in a j*ear"��������� ������������������  "To be sure," said Mrs. Baines.  The goodbys were being said, and still  the angel kept silence in the cupboard.  She wished passionately that she had  never washed her ambrosial hair, or that  she had never thought of drying it before  the library fire,1" or that at least she bad  put on her new dressing gown. If only  Reg (which was a (jorruption of Mr. Col-  moraud's Christian name) could understand���������could be prevented from going off  to India tomorrow! Not to see him for  a year was an idea too awful to contemplate; besides' there were-other girls in  India whom he would meet. And still  she never moved. ���������   t  c  Then a mouse succeeded where love,  the lion, had failed. Unsuspectingly it  came from its hole and ran over Miss'  Baines' left ankle. In that moment she  gave a shriek of terror, straightened her  limbs .*vjd lay rigid among the maps.  ''Rats," said Captain Baines at the  hall door, "in my cupboard."  "Ethel," thought Mr. Colmoraud, "ia  danger!" And he dashed back into the  library. Mrs. Baines, following slowly  with the captain, came upon him already  lifting from the cupboard the tense eyed  figure of an angel in a dressing gown,  with hair flowing. He held her in his  arms until the eyes reasserted themselves.  * "Oh!" cried Miss Baines, called back  by his ardent gaze.  "I love you!" said Mr. Colmoraud fervently,   regardless   of   the   presence   of  Captain and Mrs. Baines.  "Leave nie," she said faintly.  "But do you love me?" he asked.  "Yes���������no���������yes.     But   I'll   never  speak  to you again unless you go straight into  the. drawing room."  ��������� ���������Mi*. Colmoraud, in an agony of doubt  which made him very slow and stupid  in the angel's eyes, complied with her request, and when he had waited several  eternities she came into the room. ' ;   ���������   ,  A little later on you might have heard  him ask why she had hid from him and  almost let him go off without knowing.  "Because my hair was. not, tidy,"'said  Miss Baines.  "But it was perfect, as it is now." he  said. "It seemed as if I wer? entertaining an angel!*" ,  "Angels." said Miss Baines dictatorial-  ly, "do not like to be entertained unawares,"���������King.  TO A DIAMOND.  Thou thing of beauty, with a soul of fire!  In some old eastern harem long ago  Didst thou adorn the favorite's hand of snow?  Or did some dark Egyptian queen desire  Thy brilliant flash along her stringed lyre,  While her low lidded gaze swept proud and slow  The valley where the Kile's deep waters flow?  Or did some harlot of thy beauty tire?  It matters not.   Swart queens have come and gone;  Harlots have triumphed���������and have been forgot;  The rose of power has withered on the vine!  Yet oh, most beautiful, it is thy lot        '  In radiant splendor to go flashing on���������  In beauty deathless and in light 'divine!  ���������Ella Uigginson in Woman's Home Companion.  hunting cup and of seeing her hasten  away. Then a weariness seemed to  weigh upon my lids, and I plunged into  darkness. ��������� A moment later I recovered  consciousness and opened my eyes.  Ina was standing before me. No. not  Ina���������Ino-firte, the Egyptian! -  I was seated by the gates of a ruined  temple.    About us, the waving palms-   mains of a woman. - Together we pass-  C'������$3'*">"*$$5$S$$$*������^  The O-  Pecker.  These starlings not only rid the animals they frequent of ticks and other  vermin, but they often peck at sores on  oxen and donkeys until they form cavities which measure sometimes two inches  or more in . diameter and as much in  depth. They actually do eat the flesh  ami drink the blood of these animals.  Oxen submit quite placidly to this process of being eaten alive and seem none  the worse for it afterward, but donkeys  show their objections by trying to rid  themselves of the birds by rolling on the  ground and running under bushes. ���������  "Birds of South Africa," by A. C. Stark  Still  In  Doubt.  "So you have a new baby at your  house? What is it. a little brother or a  little sister?"  "I dunno," said little Jessie. "We  haven't called it anything but 'it' yet."���������  Chicago Times-Herald.  In China there are large cities that  have no municipal organization and spend  nothing on public improvements or for  official expenses.  The sea of Galilee is 13 miles long and  6 broad.  We entered Central park from Fifty-  ; ninth street.  "We must,get to the.obelisk as soon  as possible," said Ina.. "The hieroglyphics are so much clearer just before they are entirely in,shadow."  We quickened our steps.  "You know, I am not so interested in  hieroglyphics," I said, smiling���������"not so  interested as I am . in enigmas"���������she  looked up quickly ��������� "in you. for instance."  She turned away.  '   "Hurry!"   she   said.,   "We  are   late  now, I am sure."  When atc,last wTe faced the eastern  side of the needle, the sun was almost  to the line. The shadows in the markings made them deep and distinct.  "On the other sides the inscriptions  have been somewhat effaced by time  and exposure," she explained. "These  are more interesting."   ,    '  We rested on the benches while she  indicated some of the different characters and translated. Her cheeks burned with enthusiasm.   ,  "What a strange girl you are. Ina!"  I complained. "You care more'for the  myths of the past than the realities of  the present." v  She did not seem to hear.  "Or   for  dreams   of  the   future^"   I  added in* a whisper:  She-looked' straight ahead at the  obelisk and said nothing. Her profile  against the foliage beyond startled me.  I had not noticed before how perfectly  Egyptian it was. I was going to refer  to this, but something in her manner  made me hesitate. Presently she spoke.  "I have always had'an inclination for  these things." she said' earnestly..; "I  cannot remember when it began. My  father encouraged it and helped me."  She pointed to the scarred monument  that was now in the shadow and dark  against the May sky. "It is called Cleopatra's needle," she continued, "but it  dates much earlier. It is said to have  been built in honor of a princess of the  sixteenth dynasty. It has also been  said that her mummied remains'are  yonder." She indicated the Metropolitan galleries. "I hope it is true. It  would be beautiful if it were. We will  go over there."   ���������  "Later, Ina," I protested. "The air  is so fine. Let us enjoy it a little. We  can stop as we return."  She rose, resignedly, and we walked  leisurely northward to where the park  is more wooded and quiet. I endeavored to lead her around to the subject  nearest my heart. But she seemed silent���������almost inattentive. Yet she had  never opposed my suit. She had been  only indifferent.  We passed a little spring, and. pausing, drank out of a small hunting cup  I carried. A step farther on Ave found  a rustic seat. I fancied that a tender  look had come into her face, and, encouraged by it, I urged her to give me  some assurance of regard. It was very  peaceful there, and we were shut in by  overhanging boughs. Presently I took  her hand. As I did so a queer looking  beetle dropped from the branches  above and clung tightly to my sleeve.  Ina gave a faint cry of surprise.'  "Oh." sho said, "how ��������� strange! It  looks exactly like���������I beiyve it is real-  iy"-  "What is. Ina?" I asked pettishly.  "Some new and wonderful specimen  of the insect tribe?"  "Xo." she answered wonderingly,  "an old one���������a s'c-nr.ibaeus���������the sacred  heart scarab of Egypt!"  "Impossible. Ina!" I laughed. "Your  outhusiasm deceives you."  "Xo, no! It is a scarab I I am sure  of it." she insisted. "The only emblem  of reincarnation���������of eternal life. Oh.  don't let it escape!    Catch it!"  The   strange   insect   had   started   to  crawl away.    I have an inherited horror of all reptiles and beetles, but what  would I not do for Ina?    I seized the  creature  firmly  with   my   thumb  and  fingers and  held  it fast.    Suddenly  I  felt a sharp pain that shot up through  my arm like fire.   I.dropped the insect,  with a cry.  "Ah!   It has bitten me!"  Ina looked startled and concerned.  "Where?" she cried.    "Let me see!"  I    turned   my   thumb   toward   her.  There were two minute drops of blood  issuing,  as  from  the  punctures  of  a  needle.    My arm was becoming numb  with pain.    I must have been pale, for  she looked at me keenly.  "Give me the cup. quick!    I will get  you some water!"  I  remember handing her the  little  Beyond them the cobalt sky of Egypt  Far away, across" a shimmering .waste  qf brown sand, the Sphinx, gazed out  oyer the desert as It had done for more  than a thousand years. Even' in my  .-wretchedness 1 could not but" notice the  rare setting' It all made for Ino-firte.'  She was attired in the royal dress of  her rank. How, beautiful she was! She  came a step,closer.  "Do, not urge me farther," she pleaid-  ed. "I am already bowed low with my  burden. It but makes our parting  harder. I have only come for the last  time to tell you. I have prayed to Isis,  our sweet Isis, to show me a way by  which I might cleave to you. To you,  whose people have destroyed her  sacred temples and' brought, slavery  and disgrace upon our Egypt. I have  prayed to her and made rare sacrifices/'  but she is silent. A princess of Egypt  may not wed t with the Hyksos���������the  shepherds. My nand would wither Itf  I gave It to you; my love become as  venom!"  I  ventured to  protest,  but she motioned me'to silence.  "Do not speak. I cannot bear It! Tonight 1 shall pray to the Sphinx for  peace���������forgetfulness, a place where I  may, hide myself apart and die. I, a  princess of Egypt, who have loved one  of the hated race and am willing to die  because of it. . And when I am dead  you will, stand, by my bier and know  that I was faithful. And when I am  wrapped in sweet balms and spices forthe sepulcher you will bring the sacred  scarabaeus and, place it upon ray heart.  Through it we shall live again, somewhere,' some time. The years of waiting may be long, but they will pass,  and perhaps then the gods will be' more  kindi" .  Her arms were about my neck for a  moment.    Then  she slipped from  my  embrace, and I could not follow her.  *        *  _     *        *        *        *        *  Night In Egypt. The heavens swarming with stars and the desert flooded  with moonlight. Tbe white sand sinks  away from my foot, making no sound.  I hasten onward toward the blending  of desert and sky, to where, outlined  against the horizon, those serene features stare out over the drifting sands  of centuries. Ino-firte is there. She,  ��������� has said that tonight she will go there  to pray. To, all else I am oblivious-  blind. My feet are winged, yet the way  seems long. By and by I step iutp'ca  field of dark. My footsteps slacken,  paused I am In the shadow of the  Sphinx.  I creep closer and listen. From between the great stone paws comes a  low sound. It is the voice of Ino-firte  praying. The words arise clear and  distinct on the still moonlit air.  "O Sphinx!" she moans. "Thou hast  looked down upon our' Egypt for a  thousand years! . Thou who hast remained forever changeless through our  glory and our shame! Who didst behold my sweet infancy, my happy girlhood���������look down and pity me Ltonight  in my sorrow! And O Sphinx, if thou  hast the power 1 pray thee to send me  peace! Forgetfulness! If thou wilt,  death! Siud me oblivion, O Sphinx,  but take not away my love! Let it but  smolder in my senseless dust till the  light of some far off sunrise shall reawaken this stricken life!"  The voice dies away. I creep closer.  There is a faint, startled cry from the  supplicant. Again 1 pause. She has  heard me. No, for she is praying again.  Listen!  "O    Sphinx!"    she    cries    Joyously,  "swiftly    hast    thou    answered    my  prayer!   I thank thee!   I thank thee!"  What can she mean?,v 1 wait breathlessly and listen, but there is only a  faint sigh.    Then my own name mingled with that of Isis.   I step forward.  I cannot bear it. ,  "Ino-firte!"  There is:no answer. Prostrate she  lies on the sand between, the mighty  stone paws. I hesitate a moment and  call again. Then I approach and touch  her lightly.  "Ino-firte!"      '  Suddenly I start back quickly.   Just  in the shadow of her bare arm are two  wavering emerald  stars.    Then,  hissing softly, an asp starts to glide back  into the shadow.   Now it is all clear.   I  stretch forth my hand to the reptile.  "Stop!" I cry.   "It is for both!"  Again  the sharp pain In my thumb  shoots up my arm like fire.  * *        *        * *        *        *  Some one was bathing my face and  calling my name tenderly. I opened  my eyes. It was Ina���������my Ina���������with  the little hunting cup in her hand.  , 7"*bh, I have been so frightened!" she  exclaimed, and looked at me beseechingly. I did not find the spring right  away, and when I came back just now  with the water you were unconscious  and talking strangely. Oh, I hope that  horrid beetle bite has not poisoned  you!"  "On   the  contrary,"   I   smiled,   "tbe  pain  has almost entirely gone, and  1  oent in that direction. We entered ana  passed Into the Egyptian room. Her  hand lay tenderly upon my arm.  "She for whom the obelisk was built  lies here." said Ina.  We approached one of the glass lu-  closures, wherein lay a richly decorated cartonnage and  the embalmed re  ed around to the end of the case."*'Then  I barely refrained from crying out. On  a little black placard ,,was painted' in  white letters the-name,  "Ino-firte."  Ina looked up at me Inquiringly.  "You must have heard the story," sho  said. "It is, tlie name you spoke up  there unconsciously."   ���������  "Yes," I answered, "it comes back to  me now, but it was all so long ago I  had forgotten."���������Black and White.  Wedding-Eccentricities. '<  Invention has to be taxed in order to  provide something entirely new for wedding festivities if one really desires to be  original, but that there are minds adapt-,  ed to that task may be guessed from the  following real occurrences:  , A couple in one of the New England  states had recently an ambition to begin  their  married  life under decorative circumstances.    The' ordinary devices were  too old.    So-instead of a floral bell there,  was to be seen above the happy pair the  borrowed legend, "United we stand."   ���������  The   quotation   has   not  yet  been .finished.  Still   later   comes   another   anecdote,'  ���������equally true, which seems to,embody the  modern   spirit.     Two   happy  young  persons, named perhaps Harriet Corson and  John   Eames,   stood   up   to   be , married.  Above her head was an elaborate floral  device,  with^hcr. name in'small electric  lights.    Above the bridegroom appeared  a similar decoration, save that it0was his  name' which sparkled there.    All through*  the* ceremony the'lights burned brilliantly,   but at, the  words  "I  pronounce you  man   and   wife"   "Harriet   Corson"  was "  turned off.���������Youth's Companion.  Well I'nniHbed.  , A thief broke into a large'mansion early" the other morning and found himself  in a music room. Hearing footsteps approaching, he hid behind a screen.  From 7 to 8 o'clock the eldest daughter'  had a lesson on the piano.       , <  From 8 to 9 o'clock the second daugh-  ter������ took a singing lesson. ,       .  From 9 to 10 o'clock the eldest son'had 1  n violin lesson. '  From' 10 to 11 o'clock the other sou  had a lesson on the flute.  At 11 .all the brothers .and sisters assembled and studied an ear splitting piece .  for piano, violin, flute and voice."  The thief staggered .out from behind  the screen at 11:30 and, falling at their  feet, cried: ,  "For mercy's sake, have me locked up  or give me a rest!"���������London Tit-Bits.  .''*  "Tlie GreatcMt Widower."  This "is said to be the title* of a genu- ,  ine essay evolved by  a  boy. in a Welsh'  boni-<l  school:  "King  Henry   VIII   was  the, greatest *  widower that ever lived.    He was born   .  at Anno Domini in tlie year "10GG. ., He *  had* 510   wives   besides   children."   ' The-  first  was  beheaded   and  executed.    The  second  was revoked.     She never smiled  ���������again.-   But she said   the  word  'Calais'  would  be  found  on  her heart after her  death.     The greatest  man  in  this  reign  was Lord  Sir Garret  Wolsey.    He  was  sir  named  the  Boy  Bachelor.     He  was  born at the age of 15 unmarried.    Henry  VIII was succeeded on the throne by his  great-grandmother, the  beautiful and accomplished Mary, queen of Scots, sometimes known as the Lady of the Lake!"*���������  London Standard.   1 > i < I   >h������   Mum-   it nn    tluitli?  A gentleman not famed for wit and  tact found himself sealed at dinner  between Mine, de Slael and Mme. Re-  camier, equally well-known for her  beauty and foolishness. With a polite  bow right and left, he said: "Here I  am between Wit and Beauty," whereupon Mme. de Stael, seeing Mme. Re-  camier's flush of vexation at this  back-handed hint at her. lack of ' intelligence, quickly soothed her dpwa  by .'exclaiming ''Well this is ��������� the first  time I have ever been complimented  upon, my good looks." ��������� London  Globe.' ,    '-... .  Timber Kiifr. in Crosn the Ocriiit.  A raft to contain 14,000 piles is  now being constructed at Seattle,  Wash., by a San Francisco firm, to  be towed to Japan. When completed the raft will be 635 feet long, 53  feet in diameter and-will contain 14,-  000,000 feet of lumber. Although  rafts of this kind are frequently towed from the Puget Sound to San  Francisco, it is feared in marine circles that the task of towing such a  craft across the Pacific is somewhat  risky. ���������  Sure to Avrnlce.  "How clo you manage to wake up so  early in the mornings?"  "Oh, 1 make myself believe that every  morning is Sunday morning and that. I  may sleep if I want to. Try the scheme.  It's great."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  would endure far greater suffering for  this.    I have waited for it so long."  By and by we walked back toward  the museum together. She did not remind me of my promise, but our steps  A .Treasure.  "Is your new dressmaker a good one?"  "Splendid.    Why. her last bill was only  $40. more than she said  it would  be!"���������  Haruer's Bazar.  Do Not  Pay Cash--*  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AMD SAVE DISCOUNT-  If you have pigments less than $80 to  make at any Dominion Lands Office send tut  the amount, less 20 per cent., and we yrUi  make the payment and return the Land  Office receipt to yoii. Write for prices for  large payments.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, winnipes ������  kr  m  W  '  j  THE CUMBERLAND MWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Tlie Sif?M Tninj*,er������.  "The question has been asked of sign  painters hundreds of 'times. "Which  letter of the alphabet do you consider  the hardest or most difficult to make?"  It is but natural to make the .in-  .-quiry, for to the novice some particular letters are more perplexing than  others. It is most generally conceded  byrsome experts that the Roman capital letter "Ii'* is the most difficult.  Others will say that an "S" is very  hard to make, and many strongly contend that the character "&" is the  .hardest and most difficult of any in  the entire alphabet. Practically speaking, all of these letters are somewhat  ���������difficult, ^and to the young beginner  they are not easily mastered."  It has'frequently been supposed that  an artist of ability on account of his  great talent in drawing would of  ���������course naturally make a good sign  ���������painter, but the experiment has-been,  tried and given up with unsatisfactory*  results. *'-  An artist may draw and paint a  most beautiful picture, but when It  ���������comes to forming a perfect letter he la  entirely .but of the race. , About 47  years ago there were five well known  .artists of this city who were also-experts at lettering, they having learned  and" worked at' this branch previously'.  tawton'R  Rubber   Dntbtnb.  General Lawton made it a habit ol  his life to take a cold water bath ev  ery .morning be.ore breakfast, and  tvhile campaigning he carried with him  -a. rubber tub. It made no difference  where-he was, he always ordered tin  tubful of cold water to his quarter:-  every morning.  ��������� In following the Apaches he reached  a mountain. He knew that the Indians had fled there, and before pursu  'ing them farther he left his rubber  tub and other tent equipments at the  base of the mountains in charge of an  old and faithful sergeant to guard  carefully until he returned. It was an  old trick with that tribe of Indians  when being pursued to circle around  and return to the exact point whence  they started.  The' general left the tub and started  out after the Indians. They' circled  around, covering a wide territory, and  beat General Lawton 'back to the base  of tho mountain. 'When* he got tliero.  he found that the'old sergeant and his  six men had been killed and that his  .tub had been carried off by the Indians. The Apaches evidently learned  ho.w highly the'general prized the rubber tub. for they placed (great store by  it after they had captured it'aud guard-'  ed it'as closely as ""* *"' "������'��������������� own  lives. '    '  PERSONALITIES.  h -  How's  This?  A-, - '  , We offer One, Hundred Dollars Reward for  l any<case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by  i Hall's Catarrh Cure.  P. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  ; We, the undersigned, have known F. J.  . Cheney for the lastoifi years, and believe him  perfectly honorable in all business transactions  and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their Arm. '  Warn & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo.O.  W_j_ding, Rinnan & Marvin, .Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.       ,    .  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The fact  that others cut'andjslash you is no excuse for>adopting their, mistaken poli-  "cy.M With a little modesty and a little  kindness you can-do missionary work  every day and accomplish a great deal  of good.���������Atchison Globe. /M   .  f    Memories of a Waits.  "Did you ��������� ever try to dance with n  foreigner?" asked a Louisville .gentleman  who had" been  traveling abroad',  o"I did once,'' he continued,'"and. that  experience was more than enough for  me:    It happened at. a hall at Musta-  pha, at the Hotel St. Georges.   I asked  an   Austrian  countess  to   waltz,  and  when we started I supposed*we would  dance in the leisurely American fashion.   The countess had a different idea  ���������in f Iier-head.    She preferred  to whirl  madly like a dervish on a space that  could be covered with a parasol, and  en account of her superior strength I  clung to her, and we began to spin.  "Finally, when it seemed "to' me that  we were performing our.antics on the  ceiling with our heads hanging down.  I could stand it no longer and, gasping for. breath, suggested that'we sit  down. I saw - two ' chairs ��������� galloping  around the room and prepared to catch  them on, the next lap. We steered for  them. I clinging helplessly to the athletic lady, and then we sank down. 1  sat dazed and almost insensible until I  was aroused by the countess saying:  " 'Excuse me, but we are sitting on  the same chair.'"     ���������        '  THOUSANDS LIKE HER.��������� Tens  McLeod, Severn Bridge, writes: "I owe a  debt of prratitude to DR. THOMAS' EC-'  LECTRIC OIL for curing me of a severe  ' cold that troubled me nearly all last wln-  "ter." In order to'give a auietus to a  hacking cough, take a- dose of DR.  THOMAS' ECLEUTRIC OIL thrice a  day, or oftener if the cough spells render  It necessary.      <*  Well  Gnnnlpd,  "Jonas .Junius employs two lawyers  constantly."  "Why two?"  "He gets business advice from one. and  then he consults tlie other about how  much he ought Xo pny of the first one's  bills."���������Chicnirn  r>,���������.���������,.,*  MILD IN THEIR ACTION.���������Parmelee's Vegetable fills are Very mild in  their action. They do not cause griping  in the stomach or cause disturbances  there as so many pills do. Therefore the  most delicate can take them without fear  of unpleasant results. They can, too, be  administered to children wittiout imposing the penalties which follow the use of  Dills not so carefully prepared.  ��������� ���������*������������������ ���������~   i  The Savage Bachelor.  t"I wonder," said the soda fountain  clerk boarder, "why the women are so  set on marrying soldiers?"  "They like 'em because they have already been trained. A soldier's first  duty is obedience," said the savage bachelor.���������Indianapolis Press.   A SOUND STOMACH MEANS A  CLEAR HEAD���������The high pressure of a  nervous life which business men of the  present day are constrained to live makes  draughts upon their vitality highly detrimental to tneir health. It is only by the  most careful treatment that they are able  to. keep themselves alert and active, in  their various callings. Many of them  know the value of Parmelee's Vegetable  PlUs in regulating the stomach and consequently keep the head clear.  Oar First Postal Rate*.  The first law of congress fixing rates  of postage went into effect on'June 1,  1792. with rates as follows:  Not exceeding 30 miles, G cents. c  Over 30 and not exceeding GO, miles,  8 cents.  Over 60 and not exceeding 100 miles,  10 cents.  Over 100 and not exceeding 150  miles, \2y2 cents.  Over 150 and not exceeding 200  miles, 15 cents.  not   exceeding  250  Joseph * Jefferson, the actor, is engaged upon a volume of memoirs.  Senator Pettus has taken up golf as  a recreation and 'is proving most skillful at the ancient game.  Joseph A. Coram of Lowell, Mass.,  has given $20,000 to Bates college,  Lewiston, Me., for a new library building.    ,  James B. Stetson, the California-millionaire, frequently amuses himself by j -   1  acting as an engineer on the Northern  Pacific Coast railroad.  A boast of the late Senator Sawyer  of Wisconsin was that, "though I can't  make any speeches, I never introduced  a bill that didn't pass."  A Washington palmist claims to have  received a print of President Kruger's  hand. According to,the life line in Oom  Paul's . hand, the president of* the  Transvaal will live to be 104 years old.  Eugene "Vivier,. the celebrated cornet  player, who died ,the other day at Nice,  was noted for his resemblance to Napoleon III, for" whom the French republicans said he was substituted at  Wilhelmshohe:  M. Hippolyto Jayiv the last of Louis  Philippe's ministers,. died recently at  the age of 99 years.* ~He held -the office  of minister of public works under Gui-  zot for a few months from 1847 until  the. revolution of 1848.        ,        w  Major Louis Seymour, who formed a  corps of engineers, which is now attached to the British army, is known as  the "millionaire major," as his fortune  is large. He organized the corps from  the residents of Johannesburg.  Henry M. Rose, the new clerk of the  senate and former^ private secretary to  Senator Burrows, is a journalist by  profession. Ho owned, the Benton  county (Mich.)' Palladium and afterward did newspaper work in Detroit.  August Belmont is treasurer of a  fund for the erection of a monument In  Mount Morris park. New York city, to  commemorate tbe bentefactions of Baron and Baroness de Hirsch. George E.  Bissell is tbe sculptor, and the intention is to raise $50,000.  In certain quarters in England Sir  Redvers Buller has been ' nicknamed  "The Ferryman" from the number of  times fie crossed the Tugela river, and  others say that he is either a rich man  or a traitor on account of the checks  he received from the Boers. -  When the Duke of Norfolk was about  to depart from London for Africa,.he  took his sword to the private chapel  in the .Roman Catholic archbishop's  house, where, according to an ancient  rite,- it was solemnly*blessed before the  altar by Cardinal Vauglian.  ' Hans Bettner and his wife, who have  lived on a farm at Whiting. Ind., for  GO, years, went to Chicago a few days  ago to 'see the sights and quarreled  over the motive power of the cable.  They separated, but , were united  through the efforts of the police..  do you  WANT A BARGAIN ?  "For the next ten d *ys we want to make a  record in bicycle eelliDg and with this end in  view we ofler the famous CLEVELAND bicycle at low prices. In lots of two, three or  more we will give a b'g discount for cash,  and, further, if your order is accompanied  with the money we will give free a very useful and necessary present, worth from $1.00  to $3.00. Write ear y if you wish to get a  Cleveland at wholesale prices "and a handsome  present for nothing.  This advertisement will only appear once.  McCREADY ARMS & CYCLE CO.,  330 Main Street, Winnipeg-.  EXHIBITION PROGRAMME.  The Directors are Preparing1 for the July  Industrial���������Platform Attractions.  Winnipeg���������A meeting of the exhibition board was held at the association's  offices, in this city, on Monday afternoon, when the following directors  were present: Messrs.,A., J. Andrews,  president, in the chair; David Muuroe,  J. T. Gordon, I. M. Ross, J. A. Mitchell, R. J. M. Power, (Carberry), Gr.  H. Grei.',, Mayor Wilson, D. Smith, GP.  F. Gait, Geo. J. Maul on. Aid. Barclay, Wuj. Brydon, A. B. Stovel, John  Arbuthnot,'* W. S. Lister, Fred W.  Drewry, T. W. Taylor, Stephen, Nairn.  D. E. Sprague ana the manager in attendance. r '  - Tho attractions committee reported  the following platform attractions secured:     i ,  Carcedo, king of the high wire.  The Werntz family, aeirialists;  three  ladies and three gentlemen. ,  The Takezama Royal Japanese tronp;  ten people.  Hollaway trio, two gentlemen.    \  ������������������    Monlier Sisters, two  ladies and one  gentleman! "'  Dillworth family," four ladies and  four gentlemen.  '  Farrell and Stark, two men.  Parisian sisters; lour   ladies,. ballet  dancers:  Monte Myro troup, two ladies and  two gentlemen.  Andre and Golden,' two men.  Prof. Flowers; double balloon ascension.  Hand .and.. Teal's great speoacular  drama. "The Battle of Paardeberg and  Surrender of Gen. Cronje."  A nnmber of minor matters ware arranged? after which .the board adjourned  His Tobst  Brown was very much In love with  pretty Miss Simpson and had told her  so  repeatedly,   but  in   vain.    She  did  not reciprocate.    Brown's friends knew  of   the  affair,   and   whenever   Brown  gave a toast Miss Simpson was made  the  subject  of  it.     One night,   when  . Brown and  his companion's were enjoying   a   little, supper  among  themselves, one of the men said:  "Come, Brown, your usual toast."  "No," came the reply.   "Since I can't'  make her Brown I'll toast her no longer."���������London Answers. /   '  WESTERN CANADA AS A FIELD  FOR SETTLEMENT.  200,000. Acres Wheat and Grazing: Xand*'  for Settlement   in   Manitoba, Assinl-  boia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.  it  t  Deep  Soil, Well  Watered, Wooded, and  the Richest in the World���������Easily       .-  -Readied  by "Railways.       '     '       7-  Vast  Mineral   Riches, Gold, Silver, Iron,  Copper,,Peti oleurn.  Salt, Etc.���������Immense Coal .Fields, Illimitable  Supply of, Cheap Fuel.  a1-  J I.*.  not   exceeding  350  not   exceeding   450  Over    200    and  miles, 17 cents.  Over    250    and  miles. 20 cents.  . Over    350    and  miles. 22 cents.  Over 450 miles, 25 cents.  It 'would seem tha? postmasters of  that day must have been greatly perplexed In adjusting the rates on each  letter under such a diversified schedule  as the above. The weight limit was  one ounce (single), but a single letter  was a single sheet, two sheets double,  three sheets triple, four sheets a quadruple letter, even if the whole four did  not exceed an ounce.  A Shock For Corlyle.  Thackeray once told Sir John Millais  this amusing story of Carlyle:  He had spent a day in the reading  room of the British museum and had  given a great deal of trouble to one of  the officials, sending him up and down  ladders in search of books to satisfy  his literary tastes, and on leaving the  room he had gone up to the man and  told him that it might be some satisfaction to him to know that he had  Obliged Thomas Carlyle. The official  hesitatingly answered him, with a  bland smile and the usual washing of  hands rn the air, that the gentleman  had the advantage of him, but that  probably they might have met at some  mutual friend's house. He had never  heard of Thomas Carlyle.  Love'g Ambigrnous  Catechism.  "Did you love me .'then as now?"  "Less, I think."  "Then you love.me more?"  "How can IV"  "Darling-!"  "I mean how can'I when I can't?"���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Only those who have had experience  can tell the torture corns cause. Pain  with your boots on, pain with them off���������  pain night and day; but relief is sure to  those who use Holloway's Corn (Jure.  lake Most Liter'y Men.  "Stubbs, why don't you clean up all  this litter on your writing table?"  "I can't;   I'm too busy."  "Busy at what?"  "Making more litter." ��������� Indianapolis  Journal.  One of the greatest blessings to parents  is Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator.  It effectually expels worms and gives  health in a marvellous manner to the  little one.  Water,  The body needs internal as well as  external baths to keep it healthy. To  give the body an internal bath drink  plenty of water. Two quarts should  be taken each day, beginning with a  glass just after rising and ending with  a glass just before retiring. If j-ou  are inclined to stoutness, do not drink  during meals or within a half hour before or after them. If your complexion  is bad, nothing is more conducive to a  cure than drinking water either hot or  cold, but preferably the latter.���������New  York Press.    .   THE TURF REVIEW.  The name,of Red Ink, 2:22"$4, has  been changed to Redmont.  Hazeltier, 2:29%, is a promising trotter owned -by R. H. Apple of West  Chester, Pa.  E. R. Bourne considers that Red  Sovereign, 2:1G, will take a mark below 2:10 this year.  . Colonel Cochran, by Shadeland Onward, dam Sally Toler, 2:0G1/_, is reported to have shown a mile In 2:1S at  the trot.  Hon. F. C. Sayles of Pawtucket. R.  I., has a 2-year-old brother of Praytell,  2:09*^_, that stands 10 hands ,and is  said to have lots of speed.  Director General, by Direct, dam by  William L, is to be raced by George  Starr, who Is quoted as saying that  he is the fastest trotter be ever drove. '  . Onoqua, 2:08"*4, has a bay colt by  Stain boa I. 2.*07*^_. which is said to have  the fastest combined inheritance of  speed of any foal ever dropped in  Orange county, N. Y.  Henry Frorer of Maplocroft farm.  King of Prussia. Pa., has named his  roan colt by Pi In tor. dam by Jay Bird,  in the Kentucky Futurity as a 2-year-  old.    He Is game, fast and1 resolute.  The pacer Oddity. 2':10vi. will' hi?  campaigned over the half mile tracks  this season in Pennsylvania, ���������Ohio1 and  West Virginia. lie will start in the  2:10 stakes ait Waynesburg and Washington, Pa.  Lmr Wood', 2:23. by Nutalwood'. an  inbred Mambrino Chief mare, owned  by A. A. Graham of Clarion. Pa., is a  very promising mare for the coming  year. She is fast and has made; miles  in 2:18 and halves faster.  1 believe   MINARD'S   LINIMENT  will cure every case of Diphtheria..  MRS. REUBEN BAKER.  I believe   MINARD'S1 ^LINIMENT  will produce growth of hair  ,      MRS. CHAS. ANDERSON,  Stanley, P.E.I. *    ^ \    .  I believe MINARD S LINIMENT is  tbe best household remedy on earth.  . .    MATTHIAS FOLEY.  Riverdale, Oil City, Onfc.'  The Newly Elected Alderman.  When a politician has just been elected a member of the council and the directory man comes around next day  and asks him what his occupation is,  he has to struggle with himself sometimes not to answer, "Statesman."���������  Somervilhr Journal.  The grain of Western Canada is said to  outclass that grown in any other part of the  world, while in size and quality the cattle of  the Canadian JNorthwest have no superior,  The Government of the Dominion of Canada gives Free Farms of 160 acres to every  male adult'of 18 years of age and over, and  to every female who is the head of a family,  on condition of living on' it for at least six  months in each of thiee years and,performing ea&y cultivation duties, thus offering  independence for life to anyone with little ��������� . yi  means, but having energy to settle. '""' ���������  Settlers'   effects, viz.:   wearing   apparel,  , *',  household furniture, books, implements and ;   ; <>  tools of trade, occupation or employment,     'J -  musical instruments', domestic* sewing ma-     '"  chines, live stock, carts ,and other vehicles.   V *���������"���������''  and agricultural implements in use by the ' .;}  settler for, at least a year before his removal <   :,.  toCacada, not to include machinery," or arti-t " 7.  e'es imported for use in any manufacturing->  establishment, or for sale, also'books, pic-'  tures, family plate or  furniture, .personal  effects and heirlboms left by request; provided that any dutiable article entered a's<-.  settlers' effects may not be so entered unless >  brought witn the settler on his' first arrival,  and shall not be sold or otherwise disposed  of  without  payment of- duty, until  after  twelve months' actual use in Canada;  provided also, that under regulations made by <  the Controller of Custom., live stock, when  imported into Manitoba, or the Northwest  Territori-3 by intending settlers shall be free *  until otherwise ordered by tbe Governor in  Council, > ,  Newly arrived immigrants will receive at  any Dominion lands office in Manitoba or  the Northwest Territories information as to     '.;.  the lands that are opent for entry, and from'  -'  the officers in charge, free of expense,.advice -\ ���������}  and. assistance  in. securing  lands ,to suit  them; and full information respecting the      *"'  land, timber, coal and mineral laws, and , ,7  copies of these" regulations,' as well as those  ; -  respecting Dominion lands in- the railway     *v  belt in British Columbia, may.be'obtained1',-^  on application to the Superintendent of. Im- *", '?";,  migradon,' Department of the Interior, Ot-   -"\  , tawa; '\ the Commissioner of   Immigration,' .7  Winnipeg, Manitoba;. the Deputy Commis-     ' >  sioner of Agriculture, Regina, N. W.'T.,;or' \ *  to any of the   Dominion   lands  agents' in   *   '  Manitoba or the Northwest Territories   ' *  _���������������������������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������___���������_____������������������������������������-__������������������__���������_.__���������__���������_!   -  V-'. /  "Trf  |  ���������J-Ja'  Vi* - '  ���������ft;  - ��������� "���������"-*.}]  ivrj*���������_ ~JL  ". ^5*J|  ���������L ' *"fVtf������  ���������VI^I  -7*;?5  ���������i i^V-l  e������.-v t.i>.|  ���������������������������."'>"���������, I  *>'$|  *7'$l  ' ���������** .  'TjI  .74  'cm  ,7"^  .   ~ -*..rtfl  ...      .-".*-> ~h  ,*   'v*"ij  'vWr  -*V  Fishermen In Holland kill all fish  as soon as they are landed, while  French fishermen, ou the contrary, allow them to die of asphyxiation.  ^t������       There are no gutters \n the- streets  of Cniro. A heavy rain consequently  gives the eity the aspect of Venice.  Klng-sley's Way.  I go-at what I am about as* if there  were nothing, else in the world for tho  time being. That's the secret of all  hardworking, men, but most of thein  can't carry it into their amusements.  Luckily for me; I can stop from all  work .at short notice and turn head  over heels in the sight of all* creation  and say, "I won't be good or bad or  wise or anything till 2 o'clock tomorrow."���������Charles Kingsley.  Wrangling-  In  the  Choir.  "Why can't you be obliging?" cried  the facetious music rack. "The bells  play when they're tolled. Come, give  us a tune!"  "No," grumbled the organ in deep  diapason: "I'll be biowed if I dor-  Philadelphia Press.  Why will you aJiow 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 the pain can be allayed and  the da_ger 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. etu.  Ask for Mioaif's and take no otter.  Family  llcxemWunce.  A young gentleman took his litne  sister.-with him. while calling the other  evening at a house where-he is a regular visitor. The little.girl made herself (juife at honie and showed' great  fondness for one of the young ladies,  hugpring her heartily. *--.'-.'  "How very affectionate she is," said  the lady of flie house.  "Yes; so- like her brother." responded'  tbe young lady unthinkingly.���������Buffalo  Courier.  Seep- lows- UNO-CENT in me Sons**.  Farm Lands  For Sale in All Parts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.   ,  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  50 illustrations mailed free. "Write us for anything in Muhic or Musical Instruments.  Whaley Royce & Co., Tor$&?p%;������adn.  Wmimmm^i  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg,  Tlie Manitoba   *  Farmers Mutual Hail  insurance Company.  Home Office, 503 Mclntyre Block,  Winnipeg. Man.  ~M  -!  ������������������'��������� a  Chartered to do Business in Manitoba,  also all over the Northwest  Territories. ���������'������������������.������������������'',  A   NEW   MANAGEMENT.  m  liivd and Man,,  The oarly bird may catch the worm  A]] right, all right; but. say,  Have you noticed that the man who get������  To work about midday,  Who opens up his desk along  About half after ten.  Is the one who carries home the most  Of that which dazzles men?        ''  ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Over $2,000,000 Insurance in force and  increasing every day.  OUR HATES   THE LOWEST.  Farmer- wanting protection from hail  should write us or see our local agent.  Box 672, Winnipeg.  W. O.  GRAHAM,  Manager.  Man can run about ten miles an hour  and jump about 23 feet at his best.  The horse can trot a mile in two minutes and gallop one in one, while tin-  gre3*hound, hare and1 ostrich- are all  faster even than this;  MAeTMKENT is mi if P_7sicla_i.  Coming-  Shadow*.  A's gaudy flies creep from their lair  And north bound geese bedeck the air,  And fragrant phlox unfolds its dew  And pansies sweet srnile up at you,  Then comes a thought to every man  "Who's proud to hear you call him fan,  And a sum he'd give to just foresee  Wh; t will this season's home club be.  ���������Chicago News.  MINARD'S LINIMENT LnmDerman's Frienl  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer holidays.   Row is .the timet*  prepare for a situation in the busy seagon.  Full particulars on application.  G. W. DOXAXD, Seo.  N. B.���������We assisted, over 100 of our students to  positions during the past live months.  Catholic Prayer g^SiixS'KS:  ulurs, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Churoli  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. _,& J. Sadller &C0..MOntT-flJ  W.N.'U. 276.  i  IHII���������Iiiin  -���������4r'^-..'-.*iT-l'.?V. i";  HIB THE   CUMBEELAND   _J__\. S  Issued EverycjjTtiesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  i .TOl*.   I  The columns of The News* arc -.p u to all  wh > wish to express therein view.-, .u matt-  eraof public   interest.  While \ve do not hold ourwlve.-  responsi  ble for the utterances of correal o dem;.-, v������-  .reserve   the right    of   di'cliuujj-   to   iu.ert  communications unnecessarily p*->-onally.  TUESDAY, .AUG.  Ttii, 10:0.  London, July 20.���������According  to  D'i'y  Telegraph's  St.   Petersburg  correspondent, the Russian Govern-  UK-, t i_ aheady in' possession < f de  finite news that foreigners in  Pekin  were massacred on July 16.     Jap  auese   correspondents   chaige   tin  Russiian   soldiers    with   barbaric  trt-atnjeh*. towards Chinese.     tThcy  ���������dpci_.ro Lhat UjO Pei 13 o   is  full   of  coipses of women and children,and ,  that the Russians   loaded 3,00 bodies on a junk and burned them.'  London, ' July 20���������-Tlie Shang  hai correspondent of the Daily Ex-  jn-:ss says interne indignation is  felt here at the honor which the  Briish in Hong Kong have accorded ������lo Li Hung Chang, who is looked upon in Shanghai as the origin- {  a tor of the whole fiand-sh anti-  foreign plot. . A Chine.-e merchant  who has just arrived ' from Ptdcin  gives horrible details of the massacre. He says he saw European  women hauled in the streets by  Boxers who- si ripped -them and  ha iced them to pieces, their dis-  niernbered limbs were tossed to'the  cniwd and carried off with howls  of triumph. Some were * a'ready  dead, having been shot by foreign  civilians. He sf-ys Ire saw Chinese  soldiers c-tr.ying bodies of white  children aloft on th. ir spears whilt  their companions shut at the b d  ie--. He gives other details too  horrible to be particularized -hen .  It seems the Boxer le.uh rs had organized a plan including offerirg  rewards and rich loot for extetmin-  atit-.g of Europeans " throughout  China, and that Prince Tuan's generals have emphasizing thc oppor-  tut.ity the soldiers have of seizin-/  the bodies of while women  Vancouver, July 20.���������Reported  the canneries will be closed down  on Frazer River as result of fishermen refusing to accept 20 cent a  fish. Fraser is .full of iish and  Sockeyes are beginning to run freely. Tlie strike situation is . moiv.  complicated ' then ever. Owners  say to pay more than 20 cents  would be to loose money on pack  Unless some arrangement is arrived at canneries will close.  Lond ���������n, July 21.���������A despatch  from Cape Town, dated to-day,says-  Lord Roberts has attacked Middle-  burg in force and a big battle i.-i in  progress. Kruger is with .he Boeis  directing the clef*-nee.  London, July 21.���������W^r office  haw icceivd following from Rolens  Pretoria, July 21, Gen. Little, teni-  pora.ily commanding the third brigade reports that on July 19, he  came into contact, near Lindiy.  ���������with Den-it's which broke thr ugh  Hunter's Cordon. ^-The fighting  asted until dusk when Dewit's  force being repulsed broke into two  parties. LittVs casualties w. re  slight.  Washington, July 21.���������Secrftr-ry  Hay has received following fr. m  U. S. Minister Conger at Pekin. In  British Legation under continued  shot and shell from Chinese troops.  .'_uick relief can only prevent gen-  ,-ral massacre. - Message is m t chit-  -d, but is understood it v. as from  ?ekin on July 11th.  Washington,   July   21- Chinese  Minister  communicated to   Secre-  tajy of State this morning two important   telegrams    from   Chinese  ou roes.-They are as follows: *'For-  una'te that Ministejr Conger's   telegram has come.      Imperial   decree  of July 19th, stated   all' ministers  .were well.    Insurgents are lighting  and killing each other.     Li   Hung  Chang is proceedins  northward  to  suppress riot, but will find it   difficult to go."      Thc second one pays:  '���������With the exception af the German  Minister who iva? killed by an   anarchist, all the other   minister--*, for  whom strenuous efforts   are   being  tuade for their protection,  are   fortunately unharmed."'  London, July 21 ���������The admiralty received   follow, ng   cable   from  Admiral   Seymour:       "Tien   Tsen  f ( ���������  and neighbouring territory evacu-  - uied bv Chinese." (  ' Shanghai, July. 21.���������H. M. S.  Bonaventuie'left Woo Su'ng ������arly  "fifis morning, reported to seize, the  S'earner' Auhing 'with Li Hung  Chang on Board.  Vancouver, July 21.���������Fishermen s' "strike situation'is hourly be-  coihing'morc seiious. If, strike i.-  not settled.by to-nigh*, cannerie--  wili he closed. Bloodshed' was  narr wiy averted at Stcveston-last  night, h mob of 700 fishe men went  out in bv.ats and attacked two tugs  which were fis'-ing under police  protrc ion; a fi^ht ensu d, twospe-  c alofficeis were badly bruised' in  thc scuffle. Thc strikers captured  one- fisherman Mid .carried hi...  through .-treets on a box. He \\u\ ,  culled a scab and all kinds cf  threa'S were h> rled at him. But  for aid of police he would have  been thrown in liver. No arrests  'lave been made, police thoroughly  afraid of crowd.  Nanaimo, July 21.���������MesersDuns-  muir & Sons have scut John liog-  san to Scotland to arrange for 200  practical Scottish coal miners, and  their families to come to Vancouver Island and work in their collieries. Tlie scarcity of miners is keenly felt as thc present out-put does  l-ot nearly approximate the demand.  Vancouver, July 22.���������Thc S'eves  'ton stiike is expected to be  decided  to night.  London,     July   23.���������Only    the  most meagre news has been   allowed    to come thiough   from    South  Africa, appaiently     when nightfall  stoppf d the engagement  with   Col.  Bioadwood,   Dewitt's   forces   split  into two parts,   one  of   which   cut  lIn*, ugh the railway   and   captured  the Highlanders. ��������� The Boers  af-er-  wards returning to Repc-nsterRiver.  ��������� Latest from    Pretoria am.ounces  'th-.il Gen.   Stevenson's brigj.de   occupied   Eland's   Bridge   and   that  , Gen. Hamilton has occupied Doom  Kraal.  July 23.���������Letters reaching here  from British troops in Orange River Colony assert lhat both men  ai.d horses are short of supplu s  antl out of condition for working.  If this is true there is little .care  for the wounded.  London, July 31. The Admiralty has made public the foil<-winii  despatch from Tien T.-in:   "Follow-.  iigfrom Peki , Brits: legation,  P. kin. Ju v 20, re ".-t<d .-.ttauk by'  Chi c-se t o-.*p- on .th i- des, both  rifle'and artilierv . r .-iii'-e Ju'y  10, a armis :ce, i'U . omjo . ;.- -.riei-  ly d -iwn on o'J; .-i c- oi }.----!ii n.  Chi i.e.- e barracks el e lo om-. All  Briti n and chi'drc. i " British ie-  gati.n, casual io 02 killed. l-'es-t of  leg ition well."  (Signed) Macron dd.  . Cas e Town, July 30.���������Li ..t.Col.  Herchmer, who went oi.t to South  Africa in conihia ud of second contingent, has been dismissed for in-  s ibordination*.  Monss.i, Italy, July 30.���������Few details of terrible t-agt-dy available.  It happened so quickly the King  was shot before spectators 'lealizect  what was happening. He had just  ei.leed the ta:riare .when thuee  shots wore fiied in quick succession,  "first shot woui.ded King in neck,  second, the-fatal one, pie:ced his  heart, and third o,:e b-okc arm ���������of  already . d\ ing s-overeig.i. Crowd  w-'S stunned bp unexpected scene,  but spe/ediiy,so zed tne assa.-sin. He  did not ai'terript to escape,' and w as-  rough 1}T t.e.tod until c-rbinieis  formed a crdon and- sc-jured him  from fury of people. An eye-witness says that immediately afU-r  the shots were fired the King fell  back prcsfing his hand to hi- heau  He was instantly supported by  Gen. Vaglia who di\>ve v>ith -all  - peed to the' < a.-1 le. After the ex  clamation ,"li is n. thing." The  King did not u*<er u won!. He  expired on tlie way. '       '   '  London, Ju y 31. ���������Prince Alfrtd  Duke of Sa'>e,Cobuig, second son  of Qiieoo VictGiia, died at Coburg  ������o-da}r.  BLiomfontein, July 31.���������Genera!  Hunter havin. reci-id a wJ Ion  unc.ndit.ionalsii.ro tier of ail ti,e  lH)er*' in.'Ca ecion V--.'le\, at end-fd  t.   acce-; t the. stn'onder of   P: n-lo  VB HE.EH SiClifS-  SHIR    TO  McMillan.'fur & wool co..  EXPORTERS AMD IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Misx-EAPQUS, fS;���������H.  "W^Ete for Ossr Oiir-ci^ar a������d Sec the PrSces We Pay."^������'  ���������:-4  Til  i  rewery.  Fresh Lag.p' Beep ���������.T^_?RoviNd_  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  fi (  A re-- aid of $5.00 will be paid for information , leading to  conviction  of  persons upholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging  to  this company.  HENRY RE IF HL,   Manayer.  i >  I;, ely  .elej ed   to   el's uf   coiomand  who tried to repudi-it*'uncoiidilh < -  al surrendei.      if-, liter 'elus-d any  \ . onre.-*-ion.    AiM.au  11   o'c.oek ihe  tro.-ps w-ie dr,iu"\ up in   two   long  lines on tlie hills a>.d over the   val-  hy,   and  Boes   rode   in   between  turowing down theii rifles, together  with a motley cuilcc ion ������>f cloihir'g  blanker and   geai,   such   as   was  found in Gen. Cronjie's laager.  ,    The   Fick'-urg   comruando   was  first to iay'.dowu their   I'rms,   consisting if about 55 men, then c������me  the   Lady brand    commando,   w.th  about 450 men, fit teen   hoises,   two  guns and 50 waggons,   were   given  up.    Gen. Prinsloo and Gen. Crow-  ther wc-re'received by   Gen. Hunter  at  his  tent.    Many   of  the  Boers  nave gone through  Naawpooit aud  will    surrender     to     MacDonald.  Others arecstill arriving here.    The  Harrismith and   Frede commanch'S  are yet.at large as well as some Boers who got out of valley  at   night  but will surrender.    This w'.llprac-  tically end   the   Free  State  army.  Lord Kitchner has  been  despatched from Pretoria   to   Krugersdoorp  to organize   a   column   to ; relieve  Gen. Baden-Powell   now   besieged  by Gen. Delaani at Rustenburg   in  western Transvaal.  Landun, July 31���������Despatch, ic-  ceived at war office to-day from  Loid Roberts materially modifies  yesu-rdny's stateriient of the surrender of 5000 Boers. It now appears  tha* Generals P.iusloo and Grottier Villie s surrendered' 996 men,  1432 hoises, 955 rifles and Lru.pp 9  pounder. Borne of ihe leaders- ;.n  mote distant parts of the hills hesitate to come independent of Prins-  lo). Lord Roberts wires that he  hup directed G<n. Hunter to resume  hosuiities forthwith ard to listen  to no excuse.  L.'ndon, Aug. I.���������Lord Koberts wi;<a  war oilice as :foUov/r: Preto-ia, Aug. 1 ���������  Hunter reports 1,200 more prisoners rarr.;;.-  dered yesterday with Coinniandant-i Iioi^e  x:ul Gos.teual, whilst Gommandanta Dep'oy  Pottgeter aud Joubert surrendered   to   Gcu.  Ha.nilton who collected 1,200 riflee, 650 -  ponies aud au Armstrong gun. - Lieut. Anderson, a Danish artillery olficcr, also sui-  rendered. .Oliver with (5 guus uud a number of Boers broke away iu the Harriamiti.  district, buD id uuier expects the total pru.-  ouor's will amount tw 4,000.. Au uufoi-ui,  ate accideii'. ocourrtd- ne-xr ^ledciickdijurt,  on Krugersdor-. Ry. \ The eneiiiy Lad ton.  i ]j die rails and a supnl-, train escorted by  t.ie-Shropshnes was derailed, 13 b. ing killed diiii 89'nijureil. although a sytcial pa-  tiol h.m becu oideri-d t > prevent trams pa -  au g A special i. quiiy has been ordered to  Ascertain, why order waa aiaobe>ed.  Protoiia, Aw. 1.���������.vli-. Uotnu   was   the  uiicat t-t L ;ct Kuliert, if dim.ur    yu tenia- .  Th liu^i -unuositv t- L-nuur gi'O'v- ou  acctiu^o di ti.c tdd ch-.t i.u ana other otri-.-,  ,ils iuvu pciaW.ed Ui������; yt-.iple th it ine A,t-  iiuan R'!puu..C pip������i :"'iitf> if. ������.���������* "<'<id a.  li.nk '.-i Etiyla.id ixjic^, <i^ :i.u iiusjl's'- i'h',e  nu'.KlidjiL. '/.'** iln-ir <���������''<���������"'  utiou  ....in)    IJ-x.-js.-  ii^i- ue_)> iuu>������u. <���������< d 11 ei !������������������_,���������.> p-'t;V;*11*  L i.no*., -\ua   2;���������As   -���������*.���������,' ti.c  si."*,   o  I'ek!.. h-i-j (K-e-j  u.iil.    Di     MN'-h-n   rtu'-..  troii.  Pekwi    July     21:     B i u "���������-������*��������� a-.mu   ol  ���������ho-tiluiL-.-. i������.r��������� =i  o.  Ju.,   IS    .u. for rear o  ��������� r'c chery t-hi-re ha* been    no   re.axati.iu   >t  viyilauof.     Chi-..ete continue   to   hiiengthen  baincade around   bes-cged   are.t. and   also  battelies on Lop ol imperial euy wad bui m  mejiutiine   they    have   discontinued   ri.in_.  p<cl)ably   short   of     ammunition.        Main  bodies of   imperial   soldiers   have  left here  pla.uly in order to ineec relief foices.    Supplies are begiunifg to  come iu   and   couui-  tion of besieg������d  is   improving.      Wounded  are   doing   well,   oyer   150   oases    pas.-ed  through hospital3..',.The   dector   hyida   up  the Chmese G-oyemment  before  the   world  as guilty to a degree of infamy and duplicity  that exceeds the surmise   of its   worst   dt-  teractors.    In the same   de-patch he   gi.es  a more hopeful   view*   of prospects   cf   besieged than   has   been   expressed   by   any  .thers who   have   bei-n   heard   from.    _-H  uiuisters and monib=rs of the L-garions aud  Ihcr families are in good health.    Tbe general health of community   is  excellent  and  we are continually awaiting relief.  Another letter has been received at Tien  Tsea from British" Minister'Sir. Claud Mac-  douahi dated Pekin, July 24.-We are aur.  rounded by-imperial" troops who are tiring  o-i nn coi.tin. ously. Enemy is eiif rpri.sing  b.i:. c wanlly. We huvo provisions for  a . .r i i'o-.-t. g'*T aiid ure eatiat/ <"^r ponies |  i.:iuuss������ "Tiivsriiiu-ut, 'f there be o:.e, has i  do.io r...������chi g ':o lieiu ut. It Chiutte do not j  \)->r.:6 Mtsack w������ can hold ouc for s.y ten }  u.vya, so no time sh'-uld be lost if a terrible  uiassacra is to be averted.  Uor--espoudout with Gen. Hunter wirts  the Wiuberg and Seuekal commandoes are  now arriving, about 600 men. Gen. Roux  has arrived and also cuminaudant of the  Wepeuer commando. It will ake days to  get all in. There is a oohtinuous fctream of  w.igous for seven miles up the vailey road.  All the leaders have .surrendered, the prisoners include foreign artillery men.  London. Aug. 2.���������Daily Telegraph ou  authority of its Oate Town correspondent  asserts to-day that documents of the high-  p,si importance emanating from England  have been   discovered   iu ' Pretoria     impli  cated members  of the House   of  Commons  and other   prominent   persons  in  En^laud^  who agitated iu ' favor of   Boars.,  It   says ���������  that sti rtlm'g development, may be -Shortly  exp cted i  - *Si*i,in^hai, Aiii-. 2.���������The  allies -advanced  tu.i aids I'ekiu to day.      lEs.tiiiiated   .tlie,ex������-  t.uliLiuu uumbers 20,000,uieuvWith   170 cannons.      Exptcid tu leach Pekin Aug. 2.  Paris'1 Aut. 2 --An attempt was made on  t. e hie of  tne   Shah   of   Persia. ".A   man  l)    ke-ihiouah Lhe lme of   policemen   as the'.  i w ���������-  Sli .li sv���������d,^3 le vu,j������ tiis aparLiiie'its aari tiled  t. in iuut the loyal carriage hC.'ps. He  h Id a revolvei in iii- baud bu: as .-oou as,  h.>> uiceutiou vtas ' devilled the p.iiu-e dis1.  armed nim bi-tore h. was able to fire.: At  police station he .xt.iis^eii regrvi tii.it*-he  had been unab.e to car-y v>ui his iu.enti>.i.a.  i Chee Poo, Aug ������2 ��������� Kepotted the 'Jap-,  aDe vat j-,.onvi-(.ao luou i'Luucil vvi.i! l������j ;  .oi 15J Kil'.il   -nd wounded.  <'1  J  i  ���������'B  /  d  Jl  $50    KEWAUU.    '.'_,'  STOLEN   from     ihe   premi-es   of.  tlie undersigned, about   ho   Kith  of Apr 1, i-n-    sij.all   rod   ci������.8r  years ohi,  >��������� ��������� uld calf Uhoui 20tii.   "'  B anded on left - ip ii.    -Anyone*  giving idiom ati n that will lead  t<< the r.rii-sL   and   con vie ion   if  the thiel ��������� .r thieves willreceive t! e      . .  .   -nbtive  rewa.d.    (bigned)    John   ���������-*!  Connell, Oyster  I.ivt-r,   Cou,ox,   ."}.  i; ri _i..-. a \\  B.C  _ul'5t_-  Espimait _ Hanaimo. Sy.  "Ii  S. S. "City of Nanaimo."  SAILS EVERY  I  Monday, 12 (noon), from Vancouver for  Texada, Shoal Bay and Way Ports via  Chatham Poiut.  ]*:. turning Tuesday via   Van   Anda   and  Way Ports to V-mcouver.  Thursday, 7:00 a. m., from   Vancouver  for  Van Anda, Comox,   Union Wharf  and  "���������' ' Waj Ports/ .'������������������';'      - ....'-. ���������'������������������-.'��������� "  Thursday midnight from Union   Wharf for.  Nanaimo, connecting at Nanaimo with  E. & N. Traim*7 b1so,S-t.   --Joan"   for  Vancouver.   '  Saturday, 7:00 a.m.", from Nanaimo for  Union Wharf. Comox, Van Anda, Way  Ports and Vancouver.      . '  S. S. "THISTLE."  Sails from Victoria 7:00 a. m.   Monday   for  Nauaimo and Way Ports.  Sails from Nanaimo 7:00 a.   m. Tuesday for  Comox and Way P-.its  Sails from Comox  .7:00  a.  m.   Wednesday  for Nanaimo aod Way Ports.  Sails from Nanaimo 4:00 a. m. Thursday  for Victoria and Way Ports.  .Sails from Victoria 7-00 a. m. Friday for  Nanaimo and "Way Ports, connecting  with "City of Nanaimo" for Union  Wharf aud Comox. "  Sails from Nauaimo 4:00 a. m. Saturday for    4  Victoria and Way Port.  i  I?OR Freig-ht   tickets   and State-  roira A-i">plv ^n "board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY, |]  TrafB.ce Manag-ex- y *  V .���������;      j] ���*r~��r* *������*��-. ���* *rf ���.' *-, ^*"
,iiE PUiiiT.-.t
*t   EEUEF THAT   S   '-R*i*w tw-   i-
As the season is advanced we will dispose
if t\\6 balance   of  our   stock    of the  famous
pIcBurney-Beatii*: Co.'s Bicycles at    ,
.If you think of buying a BiJ_e it will  pay
^u to inspect the above.
JIany Injjeiiious-p.letlio<:_   Devised tr��'i u>
ture the  Disobedient  Scholar���The Rem
aud   the ferule  111   freyueiit L>-��u.na
Favorite Studies.
Great attention was paid t.*> pemr-aa-
ship. Spelling was uou^fet if trie
"Wri^liting" were only-fair nad fio-wL'5
I have never read of. any criticism oi
teachers by either parents or town officers save in the one question of writing
How deeply children were 'versed oj
grounded in the knowledge of the pro
per use of "Simine ceilings not of interio
gatioiio peorids and commoes" 1 do not
know. A boundless freedom apparently
\vas given, as was also in orthograph y-
tf we judge from the letters of the tiuif s
The school houses were ciraple dwell
ings, often tumbling down and out of
repair. The Eoxbury teacher wrote ir.
"Of inconveniences   [in the   school
house] I shall mention no other but the
confused and shattered and nastie posture that it; ia in, not iitting for to re-hide
. in, the glass broke, and therevryoii very
raw and cold;the floor very much broken  and torn up  to   kindle   fires,   tlie'
hearth spoiled, "the seats somo burned
and out of kilter, that one'had well-hi fh
TO 1IY old friends ai d patrons in
Cumberland and Union:
On June 1st next, I shall be pre-
pared to supply milk and cream,
fiesh and sweet, butter eggs, &c.,
and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly accorded me
in the past.
A. SEATER.    ~
'    Courtney, B C, May 22, 1900.
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Espimait & Nanaimo Ry.
NOV. 19th, 1898.
'     ', GOLD   AND SILVEH.
The Cumberland Jeweler.
No. 2 iniily. '    "No. 4 Saturday'
a.m. '��� P.M.,
De. 0:00   Vir-torin. Do. 4:2,'.
*'    0:28 G-ldstreum " '1:53
"   li:5)  , Kocnig's  "   5Mi
'"   lu:i_ '.   Duncans :..G:1C
P.M. ' P.M.
*'   12:14-"���*""...' Nanaimo 7:41
Ar. 12:35 Wellington ........    A r. T-ob
No. 1 Daily. " No. 3 S'i tunlay.
Liverv Stable
Teamster   and Draymen.
Single and Double rigs
for Hire.    All Orders   '
Promptly   Attended   to.'
R.SHAW, Manager.
Third St., Cumberland, B.C.
���  ��� ���  ���������
as,good keep school in a  hos stie u-i iu   j       'a.m.     ' am.*
it". �� De. 8:05 "U'ell'peton  Dc. 1:2
[t     J. \   ; and
A K eeps .a   Larg_   S tock - *
*o< Fire- Arm.**..   A munition     and    S por ti ng.
Goods   of   all   clescrip-
THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR,    ���   ���   4-f
\ Twenty^Pftges; Weekly; Illustrated, t
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Indispensable to Wining M"fN;      , \
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SAi.mLE coP'sa r?r=.
[1    11 OILS.
?20 .V) ark-it St.,    pu>
..���-^���^w- ,
wmm m mmim press;
B. C. i'fl.-fflidiib Stecini Ua.idry,
. ., -���   *-.-... -j .   ,        -  -.   V iricouv-er     , *
.OR SALE---Karly brthbn eai.d
' : toe plants, lio.ne   _iow.i    and !
. ong.    '   -J.  E. \V_lj.l._ms,
|        r \ (iraiithiun.   '
lla-l;-t s-m- ��-v-iy \-e<"-k.    Goods* 'e-
i'ii d fo'JlowlnigVcfc-k. _\o t luirgo
x    e sa^e.
I'rices    jfarne
I AnyoneaendlnK a sketch and. description may
/luicltJy ascertain, free, whether on invention is
iWobably patentable. " Communications strictly
* confidential. Oldest agency for securing patents
Fvn America. Wo have a Washington office.
1} i Patents taken tbrou^- Munn & Co. receive
[j;&eciul notice in tbe
IfjeantifuHy illustrated, lnrprest circulatioa of
|:any scientific journal, weekly, terms $3.00 a year;
���*?1.50 six moutus Specitr.pn-copies and Hand
ipooK on Patents sent free.   Address
MUNN   &   CO.,
361 Btoadwiii, Now Vork.
I :	
f- I'
.in Vaiicouver
��   BARRETT, Agt.
BICYCLE RIDERS caught riding on
the sidewalk after this date will be
* By order of Council,
Laurence W. Nunns,
City Cledc.
Cumberland, B.C., May Sth, 1900.   S13
This schoolhouse had been built and
turnished with some care in 1G53.
"TKefool'ies agreed with Daniel Wclde
that he provide convenient bonUhus wn h
['onus, Wifn table* for the scholars, and
a conveniente seate for the schoolmastei
��� Deske to put tlie Dictionary on and
shelves to lay up bookes. -
The. schoolmaster'"promised and on-
gaged to'use his bo.st endeavour both by
precpr-t and example to "instruct in ail
Scliolasticallinoralland Theologicall clis
cipline the children so far .as "chey be cap
able all A. "13. 0 Darians 'accepted." Hs
was p*-.i'l in corn, barley or i">eas, the
value of'Jo pounds per annum, and each
.uwiu. tlno_,rh Ins ]>a'i'ents or guardian?
hi ���nt.-hed ha J? a cord of; wood for the-
^.���iiooihouf-o fire, "if tliis* load of wood
were 1.111 uio.nptly furiiishod the child
siir3V7;<'d. for ihe raa^'er did not allow
hiin ���th.'- benefit of the.firo"; that is, tc
���jo near, enough to fool the warmth.
rl I'.e cihilclro ��� of wise parents liko Option ii.itcw-r. wero also' tiViij^ht "o^ifi, 'j��j
itnd ben^-jjci-ii scio*'OO.s"p.i'!c;li us Iwif n *, v-
i-i'.i-y of ujudiciue���a mj-stcry indeed :.*<
'  "olonittl timed. '
_-u*.i*:.ij rCi.-.iol'.nastorsbelieved, as did
Puritan pt>rents,   that wnv.:i:ig the   ivi
-���polled tlie child, and great latitu '.e was
,^i*i-o/i i.o pnuisiiuicut; the rod -md fcrnk,
'.-(���.re fiercely and frcjqueutly plied, as in'
���*n    if*h Pf i 00].'. of ' J'.o ���.���::nr> d;;to.   Wli-'a
.���������ounir men wero publicly whipped in col
�� l',e>-,    c-.uij.!r��.j"   W!' ���  1* pre, 1 ��^   .._   '.vol!
".vamod insni d'eri-choois. il.iAt'.'rl.ovel.
/a '1, lij*"' rist; bi i-tuil /.i.-t'L'^r. vv"i,i[.peri ?,h!
������ul-.ric \"i itli \ii<eh ro'lri, .unci fo:cla m -
-���.hi'i* >���<��� hohir *������ "nn! th"   ��� u"r'-;-"i o-j \\\-
'-nu/w.. Gt_._i_\vLipped fu. tho sules ol zh>
-".50T. juui one roa_.'i'.-r i\ . , oil   ont,   "Oh
i'i*.- Uaioi'l.s, it is   &001]   !.������ l*i���:u."'   Kot
���ill} wi'Vf- children whit.') e '.. hut inii'iv
itiyt-ii'ous in-TiruufiiKs  ol     ovtnre   wt-rj
in\o'.jLeu. G;ie to.icher m_ do hie. schoiti."!*
-it ii.ia' baric s."*��� '.ui-'H- .,np-,ide  cuv/n
���-������ith !iis thi'ini; 0.1 t-iij knot or'a  iloor.'
AjJou_.er ii.ajriei' ���'���r'   tne  m^iiibition m
���.rentoil a umpo'd���a  t^ ol with  one le^
-su-ieuim-*; placed hi t'^ MB.U.le of the
.oa:��� somt'iimes on  tun <������'<���<&. on which
1 ho unionun.ite achuiar  \i���.��..* ouiely balanced..    (Jiiierrf ^eiit out  the  sm_eri-i^
pupil to cut .1 bia*-ch of a tiee. and rnak-
uiiv a split in thei j ';e end of the branch,
������prnuf- jf on   the  ci.Jpjnt's  nose, and ho
���stoou   panuu'ily  piiii_uot!.-',ni   obiect .(���**
riilicuio  witu his  siivean-.i? oranch or
leave>.    Ono cruel in.-i.-A.>.* :u?/��-.:ited ai^o
iin iiistrumon. of torture whio_ }ic call
��d a ������fiapiier. ' It was a "xoavy piece of
leather six inches   111 diameter with  1*
hole in the miuuie, and w;is fat-iened at
the edge to a pliaule  handle.    The pain
inflicted b}* this biutai inslrument can
���-veil be imngined.    At another  school,
whipping of unlucky wights was done
" upon a peeked block with a tattli7ig,"
and this expression of colonial  severity
seems to take on an additional force and.
cruelty in our minds that we do not at
all know what a tattling stick was, nor
understand what was meant by a peaked block.���Alice Morse Earle in lade-
S:t!G  "Nanstinio    " ':'**"
���'   ii:;>2  Duncans "   G:(>6
" 10:37  Koenig's  "   6:40
"11:18     flolilaircain         "   7.3?.
Ar. U:-15    ..     ��� . VicUyia..  �� Ar. S.00 imj.
lifc'duocd lates 10 ^nd from all points ou
Saturduys and Sundays good to return JMon
For  rates  nnd   all ' information    appij'  at
Company's Offices. ���
PiuiSiDENT. Traffic "Manager
1 Job PrintiDg i
Oi.    ...    WORK )}))
\  Have Taken   _.n Office
in the Nash       Building..
Dunsmuir Avenue, ' Curaberland.
and tun aa'cnt for the f-^lowiriy
)tli��*ble 'insurance companies:
The R,oyal London and Lan
csif-hiie find Nonvich <Unio:i. \
; ht%} k] auti 1(�� accept risk's ^
currei't rate:-. Iain also-agent
ft r the Stai'derd L'Je  I) suranc-
*  Company 01   Ed'nl-urgh and  th
Ocean Ace den   Company of En^-'
Lnd.    Please   call .and   investi
gate hefo-e insui.ng in '���-'.y o;hei
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if __L  tis  BY   MRS.'  iVJ.   E.   HOLMES  Author of '"A  Woman's Love,"  "Woman  Agaiiist  "Woman,"  ������������������Her Fatal Sin," Etc.  *^S  /IN  ***  ���������������  .;^,>g____  A beautiful face, yet very sad in its  'expression; the lips, though red and full,  were depressed at the corners; the e_-  ���������quasiiely-arched .brows "were drawn at  times, too tn'gihtly together; while tlie  ���������eyes' wihich never once jjlnneed in the  -gh.ss, had a vague, dreamy look, an  inner depth of dreaminess, like one who  remembers a past, or foresees a comdng  ���������sorro w.  "Will your ladyship lake some refreshment?"  "Xo 'refreshment but sloop. I'm almost dead with fatigue. Give me my  -iglit-dress."  The servant did as she was desired,  and, bidding _e_ mistress good-night,  passed ..into the adjoining room.  She 'was   startled   by, a     rapping   of  '' the outer door-  Jane advanced towards tihe door and  threw it open.  (""���������he started back as tlie tall figure of  r man crossed th-f tlvreshold.  "Sir   Hugh   Wi*'nighby!"  lie   turned   round,   keeping   his   face  ��������� from tihe light as he did so.'  "Where's  yonr  mistress?"  "Quietly  sleeping, ,for   the   firs������  time  to-day.*'  "She is better, then?"  "Much'   better,   I   think;   and   if   sue  "has   undisturbed   rest  now,   tlie   attack  ,-may  pass  away  by  the  moriuing."  Sir Hugh Willougihby raised the small  lamp that was burning on the table, su  that its rays . fell upon the servant's  f i oo.       ' '  "Has no one visited her ladysihip today?"  "Xo  one,   Sir  Hugh." ,  ���������"And sine is better?"  "I believe 'so." <  Sir Hugih WiHoughby lifted the cur*-  ���������tain  which  separated   the two   rooms.  He did not enter the inner chamber,  'but gazed long and fixedly on the slep-  ���������iiig  lady.  "Tliere is,no falsehood in that face,"  lhe muttered, "and the villain lied, whoever, he was. Let her sleep, my poor  I-To-leii���������let her sloop!"  '"I was uneasy about your n_str_ss,  but from the account you give me, I  am quieter in my mind. Should her  ladyship wake,, yon can inform her of  my  visit.     Good-night!" -  "What does this mean? No power on  earth could mako me suspect my lady,'  but he suspects her���������I saw it in "has  eyes."  CHATT10R IV.  THE   ���������>:COU.\'TI'U IN" THE  WOOD.  .About an hour previous to Sir  Hugh's enti-aiu1*' "into his wife's private  -.partnuMits., a hojiseman ��������� was riding  through the Silvery Wood. The horse  "was evidently much falrigued, but *c_ie  'rider seemed in capital spirits, hum-  ������������������ming, at intervals, the joyous refrain'of  -a   hunting-song.  Ho was  dressed   in hunling  costume.  That the clay's spoilt had been a long  ���������mud trying one might be guessed from  the splashed state, of tihe boots; well-  -ih ling buckskins, and coat, of the ridei*,  'who. was no other than SirIlugh"Wil-  'fciyghby.. hiimself, returning from a dis-  ���������t.int cover-side, where he had been the  "���������giiest of a friend  since early  morning.  ���������A.'very proud man was Sir Hugh,  'ifr-d not much loved by those in station  beneath  him.  His one weak point was a morbid  jealousy of "iny word or .deed that reflected on,the honor of his house To be  a Willoughby was to occupy the7 somewhat exacting position of Caesar's wife,  who must not   even  b������  suspected.  With those feelings, it excited some  surprise among his friends that Sir  Hugh, when in his forty-fifth yen*;  should have married a young wife, a  Miss EMen. Faneourt, twenty-one ye-iirs  of age, and belonging to a good family.  She. brought him "no dowry, which increased, the wonder; for Sir Hugh, despite his noble lineage, was known to  be a driver of despt-rate hard   bargains.  The union appeared ro have turned  ���������out happily. If the. husband was dis-  pisod to be despotic,'the wife was content to yield to his will.  To return to Sir Hugh, whom we left  ���������ltiding  homewards.  He had entered, one of the narrowest  and darkest of alleys: he became aw._r*  of a man walking rapidly some yards in  advance of the horse's head.  Now, Sir Hugh was upon bis own  ���������.property, and tlie Toad was a private  read reserved for tlie exclusive use of  the people of the "Great House," while  l.he man in front neither wore the \Vil-  doughby livery, nor could the baronet  ���������recognize  him   as   one of  his   retainers-  "Hilloa my man! Do you belong to  'the house?*'  The man stopped, and answered over  his shoulder, but without tunning  :c***h1:  "'I'm not your man, Sir Hugh. Wil-  '���������Jf.ughby, and the hoiwe I belong t������ is  the house that belongs to me, though I  -han't be able to make that boast for  'long.".  "You're   Richard   Goodeve."  "Well,'what then?"  "What then? Why then you are  'trespassing upon what you know to ba  ���������a private road."  "1 know that by taking this road to  reach my farm I save two miles, and  do wrong to nobody."  "Wrong to nobody! I should think  you've suffered enough by the law to  know better, than that, Sir. Goodeve."  "I know that I disputed a right o_  way with you across Brinkly Common,'  and lost what was a just cause had it  been tried justly. I know that, after  that, you raised the rent upon every  acre of land I held of yours and set the  other squires against me as a mischief-  miiker and a dangerous character���������a  Itadieal, in fact; till, driven from hold-  i-g" to holding, and eaten up by the  lawyers, and their eos'ts, I became the  ruined man I am now."  "Ruined!"  "Ruined and reckless!���������that's why I  chose to take this road as a short cut  to my housf. The law can't get ni-;a*e  cut of  me."  "The law can clap you in prison,"'  cried Sir Hugh, stung by the cooJnevs  of the other. "My keepers tell me t_ it  your son Silas is also continially  f-rowling  about  the .woods."  "Take care what you say against  ���������snas," interrupted Goodeve, speaking  *i"i'oely "He's a good lad, and you  know if."  "I know it! Do you think T am interested in either tho virtues or the  vies of a family like,yours?"  The farmer ��������� turned sharply round.  'What, do you mean? Is vice aline  confined to such humble roofs as ou'\s?  I^.ok at home, and think of your own  stately glass-house, before you throw  stones  elsewhere!"  '"Stand out of the way, ot I shall  ride over you." *  "Ride over me!���������that's what you and  ytur class have ever done: but before  you talk so lightly of the virtues and  vices of our children, think of your  wife,   Sir Hugh. WilJoughby!"  "If you dare mention L,ady Willoughby's name in any other way than with  i-espect, "I'll chastise you with this whip.  She's as far from you as the. stars are  from the earth beneath them."  IMcha.rd Goodeve, with white lips, and  a face quivering with passion he no  Ungear sought to restrain, said: "Far  from liie as her ladysihip may appear  in your eyes, it's not many hours ng)  that we were traveling in a sccond-cliss  carriage from  _rtrndou."  The words were scarcely out of his  miouth when he staggered back with a  ciy, for the thong of tihe Baronet's whip  descended with force across his face.  1 The next moment Sir Hugh had sprung  from the saddle, and' seizing the farmer  by the collar, was taking all the advantage of his herculean strength, shaking him to and fro.  "You slanderous villain! Confess that  you' have lied."  "I've spoken the truth, and the wife  is worthy of the husband. Let- go mv  throat!"  The straggle between the two men  was a desperate one.  Sir Hugh was far more than a Hh'-i t_h.  for his opponent; and after a few minutes   of   fierce  grappling-tone   with   tihe  other,    he   managed' to   free   his   right  arm.  Then followed a blow. The farm-m  received it right in the c face, falling  backwards as though he had ��������� been  shot.  "I hope I haven't killed the fellow!"  And, not without some little alarm, Sir  T-Iugh "Wdlloughby bent over his prostrate- antagonist. "No; he'll do!" he  added,'as he loosened the farmer's ne?k-  cioth. "He's breathing freely enough  .now. I'll send some of the servants  from the Hall to him."  He leaped upon his horee as ho said  this; and putting spin's to his horse, he  i-rged the nnrimai to the top of its speed,  galloping off in the direction of his own  heme.   , ---'.J;,  When the ��������� servants dispatched by  him arrived on the spot some twenty  minutes after, they found no sign of  Rnchaond ,Goodeve, but a small pool ���������������*"  Wood on the ground"!  When Hot to Keep Books. ,  She decided that the only way to  run a house economically was-to keep  a set of books, so she made all necessary purchases, including a bottle of  red ink, and started in.  It was a month later when her bus-  band asked ber how she was getting  along.  '    "Splendidly," she replied.  "Tbe system' is a success, then?"  "Yes; ��������� indeed. Why. I'm $00 ahead  already!"  "Sixty dollars!" lie exclaimed. "Heavens! You'll be rich before long. Have  vou started a bank account?"  "No-o, not yet."  "What have you done witb tbe money?"  , "Oh, I haven't got the money, - you  know! That's only what tbe book's  show. But just think of being $G0  ahead!"  "Um, yes!   But I don't exactly see"���������  "And all in one month too!"-  "Of course. But the money? What  has become of that?"  "I don't .exactly know," she said  doubtfully. "I've been thinking of that,  and I think we must have been robbed.  What do you think wo had better do  about It?"  He puffed his pipe in solemn silence  for a moment and then suggested:  ,"We'   might    stop    Keeping    books;  That's easier than '������nf"'*-������ia"ni������������g to tbe  police."  .   The L,ectnrer'a Blunder.  One of the institutions of; New York  that are praised by all .the public with-'  out reserve is the course of free lectures in the. public schools. These lectures are-given before splendid audiences and, as a rule, by persons off  veracity and Intelligence. . Occasionally, however, in orcfer to get a lecture  on a rare subject great risks are rub. -  Recently "a lecture' was given by a  person who had been on an excursion  to the North cape. Among other wonderful things he saw there was the  eclipse of the sun. He gasped for  breath as he told of the weirdly grant!  sight. He told of the streamers of fire  that blazed from the- obscured orb to  all quarters of the heavens^ ' But. bis-  frenzy carried him too far for a public-  school audience, for he declared that  among the stars made, visible In the  midst of day he saw the planets circling in their courses. He.even called  the planets.that he saw by name, but-  he made a fatal mistake. .He said be  saw Neptune. ...  This statement called for a' round of  sarcastic applause that he mistook for  commendation, for he smiled in a happy, way as it echoed through the halls.  Evidently he did not know that Neptune Is invisible except with the most  powerful * telescope.���������New York Mail  and Express.  He Sad,Too Many Names..  About two years before Mr. Sawyer  retired from the senate his mail one  morning contained a touching letter  from a man in Maryland whose home  had just been - brightened by the arrival of a bouncing boy. The fond  parent went on to tell that the boy  would be named Philetus Sawyer  Jones and expressed the hope that the  child would grow up an honor to the  name and the possessor of the fine  traits of character that distinguished  the generous hearted man whose name  would be borne by himself.  Senator Sawyer went to the senate  chamber with a warm glow . in his  heart and' the determination to send  that fond parent a nice big check. He  felt so1 good that he showed the letter  to Senator Allison." The Iowa man  chuckled as he read it and produced a  letter almost identical, ex:cept that the  young prodigy' was to be named William Allison Jones.  It was, too good to keep, and they  told the story to Senator Edmunds of  Vermont.1 That stately old gentleman  melted sufficiently to smilingly produce  a letter of similar purport. Then there  ensued a comparison ��������� of senatorial  notes, showing that the youthful Mary-  lander had been fairlyloaded with distinguished names from Justin Morrill  Jones to Don Cameron Jones. That  Maryland infant received no birthday  present.���������Milwaukee Wisconsin.  CHAPTER V.  MR. AXD MRF. SCRATTON AT HOME.  "Can nothing make you a gentleman?"  Such was the query addressed by  Mrs. Sci-ittO'ii to her liege lord an-.l  master-  "Nothing that 3*ou can do, Sukey.  Isn't it quite sufficient that when I married you I made you *a- lady?"  "Made me a lady!" And Mrs. Serit-  ton gave her head a toss backwards. "I  had a   family,   Mr.  Scratton!"  "And you would insinuate that I  hadn't? My ��������� dear Sukey, I congratulate myself upon that fact every day  of my life."  "Hog!"  "Very good; but being a rich hog.  I   can   afford   to  be  the  entire  animal."  The dispute was getting warm, when  a rap at the door caused a tiinely interruption.  "Come in!"  The door was opened just far chough  to give space for a head crowned by a  shock   of   very   red   hair.  "What do you want, Biffen?"  "Master  as   wanted."  'Whc  ���������*���������-���������  "Sir 'Ugh WalMngby. He's down in  the 'all."  Scratton hurried to the door to receive  his visa tot'; while Mrs.'Scratton,'snatching: up the remains of a couple of herrings, consigned them to a tempor-ey  tomb  under the sofa.  2*> ba Continued.  Utilizing the  Waste.  "I never have to buy any kindling  wood."  "Why not?"  "Because my wife and our two daughters insist upon sharpening their own  lead pencils."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Saved His Honor.  "Vaf ees eet. Jean?"  '���������'Monsieur, ze doctaire comes "today  to vaccinate monsieur."  "Nevaire! 1 vill die first! Eet ees  degrading!   Eet ees an insult!"  "But, monsieur, eet ees also ze law."  "Shameful! How can I suffaire.a  beast of a doctaire wi hees brutal  weapone to stab me���������me, ze Count de  Mo'oscalonge?   Nevaire!"  "But eet ees ze law, monsieur."  "Perfidious law! Ah, 1 have eet! I  have eet now! Beautiful! Listen! You  will prepaire ze swords!"  "Ze swords, monsieur?"  "Prepaire ze swords. On ze point  of one sword, monsieur, ze doctaire  will.rub his vaccinate mattaire. See?  Zen he will diffalre from me on a ques-  tione. I will feel insulted. I will challenge ze doctaire. He will accept, naming swords as ze weapons. ��������� We will  fight at once, and here ze doctaire takes  ze prepalred swords. See? One. two.  three! Ze doctaire pricks me slightly  in ze arm. Ha, ha! Honor is satisfied!.  I am vaccinate!"���������Cleveland Plain  Dealer.  The Boy's "Friend.**  A boy having, been taken to task tor  violation of school rules, the principal,  a woman, told him to ask his father to  call at the school. Next day the boy  appeared with a rather seedy looking  mail whom he,'.introduced as his father. The head of the school and visitor had a talk, and the latter promised to do all iu his power to make  the boy see the error of his ways.  Some days later the boy was overheard saying to some of bis companions: "1 played a good joke-on'Miss  Blank. I introduced a mini as me father, and she never caught on."  "Wasn't that man your father?" asked one of the listeners.  "Nope." was the answer. "He was  me friend."���������Brooklyn Eagle.  Cenfngftn-g;..  ��������� Whei. -the- matron called upon the  bride of three months, she discovered  her in tears.  "Why,  my, dear,   what  Is the matter?" she cried.  "I want to die!   1 want to die!" sobbed the bride.  "There,  dear,   there!     What   is  the-  matter?"  "It's���������It's   Barryr   sobbed. tbe girl  wildly.   , "**  "Has he been abusing you?"*  "No-o-Oi but���������oh. dear,  what shall 1'  do?"  "What on earth Is the matter,, dear?"  "He���������he���������oh. I can't tell your  '   "You   must.    Has he  been staying  out late nights?**  "No-o-o!"  "Has he been* drinking V  "No/oho!"   . .      t  "Then what Is the matter?**  "He���������he doesn't love me any nToreP* '  The- matron drew the sobbing girl to-  ber side;   .  "Now tell me- alt. dear,"' she. whispered: ���������        . '*  "When���������when  he e-canxe home last,  night, he didn't k-k-kiss- nae!*' she sobbed. . ..;���������-.,  "Tily dear." said the matron, "you'll  get over that. When my husband came  home last night, he did kiss me. aud 1  have been wondering ever since what  he has been up to."���������Detroit Free  Presa  Got Over the Limit.  The late Senator Sawyer of Wisconsin was a very generous giver of charity and of presents, which neither he  nor the beneficiary would have cared  to denominate as charity^ though the  gifts amounted to much the same. He  told a friend one day that he was  going to turn over a new7 leaf and try  to keep his donations down to a limit  that would not exceed $1,000 a month,  "���������"hree months after he had announced  this resolution his friend asked how  he had made out.  "1 started out pretty well," he replied, "and if I hadn't given an old  friend of mine in Wisconsin who had  struck hard luck $10,000 last month I  think I should Lr;*-"������ .kent within the  limit."-  EKo-w Tlley Eat.  The editor of Life and Beauty, a  British orgau on hygiene and diet, succeeded in eliciting from a few popular  writers replies ou the subject of diet  which .they find most conducive to  good work.  Hall Caine wrote: "1 am afraid .1  have no theories on the subject of diet.  If I knew anything that would be  worth telling, I would avail myself of  Its advantages, being-a constant martyr to all the troubles that attend diet."  Mr. Zangwill's, answer was brief and  epigrammatic, "Unfortunately I have  never eaten to work, but always worked, to. eat."  "John Oliver Hobbes" confessed that  she- "tried vegetarianism for two years,  but now finds that, on the whole, the  ordinary diet of the country Is the  best."  Mme. Sarah Grand said she never  drank milk. "I never forget the horrible cow," she added in explanation.  Marie Corelli  answered  characteristically with a quotation  from "Ham-,  let:" "1 eat the air. promise crammed.  Toa cannot feed capons so."  Took It  Away  From  tlie Jury.  There are any number of stories to  be printed about .Judge Caldwell, but  here is one that is said to be typical:  He was hearing an argument whereby  an attorney for au insurance company  was attempting to evade payment of  Insurance on a purely technical ground.  Judge Caldwell interrupted him. "Let  me understand you, 'Brother Todd," he  said to the attorney. "The policy was  Issued?"  "Yes," was the reply.  "And the premiums were paid?"  "Yes."  "And it was not set on fire?"  "No."  "Brother Todd," said Judge Caldwell, "you can sit down. The jury  will return a verdict for the plaintiff."  ���������Indianapolis Sun.  Deceptive Appearances.  The One���������Now, you wouldn't think  that shabby old fellow coming across the  street was worth $1,000,000. would yoii'V  The Other���������No; I would not.    I should  say about $100,000.    He doesn't look jinv  erty stricken enough  for a miHitin.-iiii'.-  Indianapolis Press.  The whole of the celebrated forests  Vallombrosa in Italy was planted  by l  patient   and   industrious   monks   of   ;  Benedict during the dark ages.  "A prudent man," says a witty Kivin  man, "is like a pin.    His head yreYi'U'.  him from going too far."  Easily Blanaged.  House Hunter���������But are you sure that  the cellar is perfectly dry?  Real Estate Dealer���������Oh, you may be  sure of that! 'Never was a drop of wa-'  ter ever seen in it, even in the wettest"  kind of weather.  House Hunter���������Sorry about that. Do-  you know I,have a theory that a damp ,  cellar is the healthiest thing' in the  world. In my opinion the water in a  cellar absorbs noxious gases, and, besides, it so moistens the whole atmosphere of the house as to make it more  grateful to the lungs.  Real Estate Dealer���������Come to think  of it. it was that other house on the,  other side of the street that has the  dry eellar. The cellar in this house is  never, free from water. " Really, sir, I  think it will suit.you immensely.���������Boston Transcript.  .  1  i. M  ii  1  A PIONEErVS STORY.  UNTERESTING. i INTERVIEW   WITH  Mil. U. L. MAST1N.  After r,ongrTe������rti of Perfect. Health He'Was  .A I tucked -witli Kitlnuy Trouble'.and  Other ComplicutioiiH ��������� I)r. Williams'  Piiik Pills lii-ing Him New Health.  From tbe Pic ton r Ont., Times.  Mr. B. L. Mastin, of Hollowell town- -  ship, Prince Hid ward county, was a caller at  tbe Times office   the other  day  and during his visit told of   his  great  suffering    from    kidney   trouble, and  rheumatism, accompanied   by dyspep-r  sia, cold feet and .a  generally ��������� broken''  down constitution.     Mr. Mastin is one -  of the first settlers   of Prince ��������� Edward  county.    He is in bis seventyrfirst year  and is the father of a grown  up family  of well-to-do farmers.    In the course cf  tbe con versa tion Mr. Mastin said:���������"I  had never known, what  it  was  to  be-  sick.    I have alwayshad   good -health  and worked on my farm- every, day. until some months ago, when I was taken '-  with  severe   pains   in   my back and  shoulders., I consulted ' a   doctor.; but  received little benefit.' - I was - told  by'.  one doetor that I had rheumatism   and  kidney disease, but his  treatment  did  not help me   and I continued getting.  worse.    My appetite .failed me and I  fell away in flesh.    I   became irritable  and could not sleep well, at night.   Nobody can conceive   the   intense pain I  endured.     Not   deriving   any-benefit .  from the food I ate and having a  constant pain in, my stomach I soon became  aware that I had   dyspepsia,   and   the1  pain in my back and shoulders,intensi- '  fied by  the   stpuelike   weight .in   vaj "  stomach, made life   to , me almost unbearable. " I was also a-- great sufferer ..  from v cold feet,"   nearly   every day  my, -  feet would get like chunks of ice,   and  unless I was constantly-by the  fire the ���������  sole-* of my feet would feel   as though  they were. wet.    One day.7'1   told   my  wife I was going to try  Dr.   Williams'  Pink Pills.    Hitving read so   much   of  these famous pills, I thought that what  they had done for others they might do  for me.    I procured a box'irom Mr. E.  Case, druggist, and to my-: great delight  before I had used quite one box I  had  improved.  When I had finished a couple-  more  boxes I felt like a new man  and-.  I gladly tell this for tho benefit  of   all.  who suffer as I did."    Continuing Mr.  Mastin said :    "My rheumatism  is  alL  gone and I can come  and go and en joy-  as good health as well   as I  ever did."' -  With these remarks  Mr. Mastin got up.  to go, but added that his  wife was receiving mucij benefit   from   Dr.    Wilr  liams' Pink  Pills.    "I   took   homo- a>  couple of  boxes tbe  other day and she-  thinks they are splendid."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by. going to the root of tbe disease. They  renew and build up the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving,disease from the system. Avoid imitations by insisting that eveiy box. youi  purchase is enclosed in a wrat per bearing the tull trade murk, Dr. Wiiliianas"  Pink Pills for Pale People, lfi your  dealer does-not keep them they wi'll be_  sent postpaid at 50 , cents a box, or-six  boxes for $5"*. 50, by addressing the-Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co., Baockville,.  QnV-7-;     "  _.acly  Uetty..  In prerevolutionary days- 6h_re was  a woman public executioEuer in Virginia. At that time death sentences  were respited on condition) tib������t a criminal should perform this office.  "Lady Betty." as she was afterward  callod, was sentenced to death for murder. She offered instead to become  public executiouer and held this office  for many years.  It is said that on the scaffold she  officiated without a mask.���������Chicago  Times-Herald. ><J  1  !  Hotel Balmoral,  Montreal. Free Bus. Am.  P. $1.60 up,  E. P. $1.00 eaJ  Hardened.  "How came a man of your ability  and position in society ever to engage  in counterfeitingV" the judge asked  him.  "1 wanted a light, easy way to make  money at" my own home, your honor,"  answered the prisoner.  The judge looked at him sharply and  gave him the full limit of the law.���������  Chicago Tribune.  I  A   JiTflCriNA  " BELIANCH   CIGAR  LA "lU-JWlWA,     FACTORY,Montreal  ���������a :���������_ *���������> ^*^Hrf3V>BBUJ_VrT'e������W#ta_i  i  rf0.  N  A CIRCUS EVERY OAY.  v  i-  Oh, what a .circus a circus life must be,  Parading- every morning- for .admiring- folk, to  seel f>  Spangles, hangles everywhere,  Prancing, dancing ponies there,  Bands --playing,  "Boom-ba-chin_l"  Folks hurrahing���������only think!  If it's such _ lark to see it,  What fun it must be to be ill ���������  ���������       Oh, what a circus to fcnoiy that .ever- day  You can be a circus *t the ladies* matinee^  Hanging by your toes and knees  On the flying, high trapeze,  Turning somersaults and things,  Riding round the triple rings���������  If it's such a treat to see it,  What fun it must/be to be it 1  Oh, what a circus a circus life must be!  To have another circus in the evening after tea,  Then to travel, oh, so far!  In the '"sacred heifer's" car,  While the engine goes "Whoot-choot"  At the hop toad kangaroo.  And the anthropoid grows frantic  At the ringtail's newest antic.  Oh, what a circuB a circus life���������but nay "  .   It might not seem a circus if we had it every  <"*y(  Every morning a procession,  Every afternoon a session, ,  Every night another show  And then have to travel bo.  Oh, it may be fun to see it,  '  ���������   But think what a bore to be it!  ���������Edmund Vance Cooke in Youth's Companion.  ���������?orPoi?otto������io������o*?o������?oi?oi?oi?o������f?oS  o  aJ  o  o  af  o  V  o  af  o  ar  o  ar  o  I  N HAINAULT  I FOREST.  -    *!>���������"���������   - ..  A Pathetic Story of. a Girl Who  Loved.a Sailor.. "  o  .-*  o  X  o  M  o  M  o  n  o  M  o  M  o  A  jrfo������fo}|oatoa������onoaffo3fo2������o2������o3������o3co;fc  ���������* r  "Well, Jess, what's it to be, will you  come or not?"  ��������� Jessie looked up from the umbrella she  was diligently mending and thought for a  moment. ." ,    -  "Yes, dear, I will; I'll come.   It's many  a long day'since I've had a holiday or,   going away.    You have never asked me  been near the country.   Yes, I'll come.",'     i ���������._o I am and where I was brought up"  ���������mgly _and on anytriing or any one lie  thought .underhand or mean, when Jessie considered this, she thought of her-  own life and how little he knew of. it.  and she trembled for the love which now  held her so closely.   She consulted Clara.  '.'Oh. what8 nonsense, Jess. Don't tell  him anything till you're married. If vou  take my advice, you won't. He'd forgive  your silence then. He won't now. I  know .him!" ���������   ,  This was no comfort to Jessie, and she  pondered and pondered during the long  hours while' she sat alone. At last the  dreaded day arrived, and Fred was called  to join his ship. He wrote to Jessie, ask-  ->������������ her to meet bim that evening for ���������  last walk in Hainault forest, as he was  to sail the next morning for Australia.  "Come, darling," he wrote, "without  fail. 1 am going so far away, and we  may* never meet again." He inclosed a  shilling for her railway fare.  Then she decided with an aching heart  that she would tell her sweetheart everything. She could not let him go away  thinking better of her than she deserved.  She could not see .those honest blue eyes  look so truly into hers and know that she  was hiding secrets deep down in her  heart.  It'was  a   long  walk, from ' Ilford  to  Hainault forest, but far too short for lovers who would meet no more for months.  The clouds had parted ii little at sight of  Fred's bright face, and Jessie was able to  look happy and to chatter almost as merrily as  usual,    "Vyhen they reached the  forest, they sat down, and Fred brought  out some dainties which he had  bought  for his little sweetheart.   But it was late  in the summer, and the rays of the setting sun -glinting red  and  gold  through  the, leaves .'warned them that they must  not linger.    Fred  looked  at his watch,  and Jessie's heart stood still.    She had  suddenly decided to tell him now. before  they left the shelter -of,.the dear forest,  ���������where he and   she had spent so  many  happy hours.  "Fred."     ,  "Well, Jess, dear"���������  ' "I have something to tell you.    Hold  my hand and promise you won't' be angry-   It is hard to tell you, but I must,  because it is .right and because you are  mm ir Were,is enougn to bury me at  Barkingside. I want, to lie there near  Fred's home. And when he comes from  sea and bears I am dead, perhaps he will  forgive me and think of me as being very  near. , He will perhaps sometimes put a  flower on my grave. Mrs. Merrall gave  me this, to buy things to eat. She has  often been to see me since she heard I  was ill' and we talk over the old days at  the home.  Two months later a young sailor knelt  in deep sadness and humility beside a  little grass covered mound in Barking-  side, churchyard. His chest heaved and  tears rolled unheeded down his sunburned face. Then he reverently laid some  flowers on the grass and turned toward  the road leading to Hainault forest.���������Exchange.  UNCLE  ELI'S  FABLES.  PEESS; AND FASHION.  MODES GAY OR GRAVE FOR THE MOMENT AND  DAYS TO COME.  Latest Tailor Made Gowns Simple,  font   Effective���������"Well   Built   Bodices.  , Jfevr Dress Fabrics���������Frilled Elbow  Sleeves For Thin Gowns.  The Story of the "Wise Man and th*  Peasant.  One day as the - Sage was . strolling  about the country he met a Peasant who  complained that his Ass was dead.  "Then< you will no longer Lave to feed  him," replied the Sage.,  - "But my wife is also ill," continued the  Peasant.  , "If that is the case, then she will not  wear out her shoes so fast."  ���������"And but two nights ago a thief stole  half my, corn."  "That is also a blessing, as you will  have less to carry on your back to market."  "Hear me, O Sage," said the Feasant  as  he wiped  away his  tears,  "when   I  , say that a Wolf has carried off my only  Goat."  "I hear you," replied the, wise and venerable   man, ."and   I   wonder  that  you  The waist of the moment is the tailor  made gown, but it must be smart and  dainty, and the two models given carry  out this idea well. The knife plaited  dress is made in pale rose cloth, with  a tabbed vest of darker rose velvet,  the collar and chemisette of white satin. The turquoise blue homespun coat  and skirt have facings of white panne  braided with black and white cord.  There are many gray and black costumes in ��������� homespuns, but turquoise  blue and rose pink are favorites of the  moment.  This season corsage designs surpass  In  detail  and   delicacy nil that have  I  Jessie stitched on and on till,the uni"-  - brella was finished. Then she put on her  hat and, taking her work with her, locked  the door" and went out into the noisy  street. She lived alone in a small, room  in Mile End road, London, with the people who owned the house and worked  hard for a small umbrella shop which  was hear at hand. A delicate girl, she  often had trouble to keep herself from  Why,'of course not. You are Clara's  friend,,, and I know who she is and that  her aunt wouldn't let her associate with  any one who is not respectable."  Jessie gasped.  "But don't you know that I live all  'alone in London and work very hard at  umbrella mending?"  "Oh, yes, I know you do, poor little woman.   My heart has of ten* ached for you,  starvation and illness, but she was scru- \ and I,long for the time when Lean take  I  i\  \i  It  pulously neat and economical, and her little room had an' air of homelike brightness, .very rare, in such a neighborhood.  ' Her friend, Clara Ridley, was. at the  S ��������� station to" meet her and gave her a cordial welcome. They walked three miles  to, the rustic home. Jessie drinking ia  every, sight and sound, and^as'she laughed arid talked in girlish freedom a lovely  color stole into her pale cheeks.----.; -   "Now^ this is Barkingside, where "we  live.'    Do you  see that  pretty . inclosed  place?   It is a home foi* girls!   It is very  pretty   inside.     You   see,   'mother'  was  my own mother's only sister, and when  she found out after a long time that I'd  |j\        been brought up in a home she was very  Pi'     * upset and would have me live with her  and I help about the farm.    There's lots  to do."  Next   morning   at   the   little    village  , church   her   heart   beat   rapidly   as the  sight of exquisite flowers and the sound  of the organ burst upon her.    Glancing  t      across tho church to look at the people,  her eyes  were arrested  by two  candid  blue ones' shaded by long fair lashes.   It.  was an open, manly, yet boyish face, sunburned and freckled, with a large, smiling mouth and broad forehead.'   He was  a sailor.   She colored when his eyes again  met hers.   The face he saw was an interesting one, not pretty, but pure in color  and outline, and the veil of sadness and  weariness which hung over it compelled  a second glance.  I        When the service was over, the girls  stood at the gate waiting for friends of  Clara's.    Suddenly she touched Jessie's  arm. u  "Jess, Jess, do you see that sailor coming to speak to us? He is Fred Harding.  Shall I tell him who you are? He lives  in that nice house over there."  Before Jessie had time to reply the  sailor had shaken hands with Clara and  was looking at her friend.  "Jess, this is Mr. Harding and this is  Miss Carter, Fred, a friend of mine."  They walked on together toward  Clara's home, laughing and talking, and  before they parted at the gate had arranged to walk to Hainault forest together that afternoon. Jessie was almost brilliantly happy! She chatted and  smiled and sang and looked very pretty  in her gladness. j  It was very warm weather for April,  and the young people were glad to reach  the shelter and coolness of the trees and  wander slowly down the grassy forest  path till they were lost in its depths.  Jessie   wandered on  and   on, and   tie  sailor   followed.     They   were   free   and  ' happy, for the light of love was dawning  at last on Jess.ie's lonely life.  The sailor had ten with them. They  went to church together and strolled  home in the clear moonlight. Jessie's holiday was over, but the next morning; as  she stepped into the train for Bow road,  laden with flowers and some homemade  cakes, she was the happiest girl in east  London. She had learned from Clara  that Fred Harding, was waiting for a  ship bound for Australia and that his  father was a well to do farmer.  Before long Clara asked her to go to  Barkingside again, and she stinted herself in food to pay her train fare.. She  and Fred Harding met sometimes in  Londpn too. She looked a different girl  and in spite of occasional fasts grew  stronger and better and her eyes and  cheeks became bright with health.  But by and by the serpent crept into  Paradise in the shape of an uneasy conscience. Fred Harding, like the other  members of his family, was very proud  of his respectability. He was honorable  and   straightforward,  but uncompromis-  you ,away from all that. When we're married you shall live in a pretty cottage-  near my mother, perhaps after this voy-  age"-  "_������h, Fred, stop! When you know all,  you will not want to marry me. Do you  , know my mother is dead ?"  j ' '.'Yes. Clara' told me you were an -or-  -' phan and have been cared for by some  i-kind lady-who set you ,up in-your, present  ; work, and all that."  j     "Is.that what Clara said?  She did not  I tell you the truth.' I am not an orphan.  My mother died of consumption when I  was a baby, and I was brought up in a  home in London, because"���������  "Well, why?" said Fred in a hard  voice. <'  "Because my father is a' convict. He  la at Dartmoor."  Jessie spoke steadily, but her face was  ghastly and her breath labored. Fred  Harding rose slowly from beside her. He  dropped her hand and clinched his own.  He set his teeth, and his face was as  ghastly as hers.  "Jessie," he said aternly, "from this  moment all is over between us. I don't  care what has passed before. You have  deceived me, and I'm not going to marry  a convict's daughter."  He turned in passionate haste and left'  Jessie alone in the forest.   When she saw  him go, she stretched out her arms imploringly.  "Fred, Fred, come back. If you knew  how I love you, you would come back!"  He only hurried on the .faster Then  Jessie knew all was over���������her dreams,  her love, her hope, everything She sat  long as he had left her till the darkness,  becoming more and more dense, warned  her to hurry from the forest, and the  lonely girl returned to her now doubly  lonely drudgery.  Fred's ship sailed the next day. That  was all she knew. She saw nothing of  Clara, and she neither wrote nor went to  j Barkingside herself. The weary months  dragged on. Her cough grew worse.  She could not eat. and she could hardly  do her work.  One day about four months after Jessie's parting from Fred some one knocked at the door of her room.    Clara opened  the door to see her friend lying on the  bed  near the  window,  colorless,  dying.  Her white hand loosely held a bunch of  violets,  and   her dark eyes,  bright  with  fever,   were  fixed on the  window, from  where she could see a peep of the sky.  "Oh, Jessie, what's the matter?"  Jessie tried to answer, but coughed instead.  "I'm dying," she gasped.  Clara impulsively threw herself on her  knees by the bed and burst into tears.  Jessie laid her hand gently on her head.  "Don't cry, Clara. I'm glad now.  Fred gave me up, and I couldn't live  without him."  "Oh, I'm sorry, but you shall come to  our house now and get better."  "I shall be better, Clara. I can't live  long. I only want to live till Fred's ship  comes back. I want to hear him say he  forgives me."  "It's not for him to forgive," said  Clara angrily.  "It is, Clara. I knew him. I knew hia  honesty, his passionate temper, and yet I  deceived him ail that time."  "Jessie, Jessie, don't die. He'll soon be  here, and I'll make him forgive you and  come to you, and then you'll be better."  "No. dear, he won't forgive me. But I  want you to tell him I love him just the  same. And, Clara, will you do something  for me? Will you take this money to  your father"���������drawing out a little packet  from   underneath   her   pillow���������"and  ask  "X HAVE MET WITH A GRIEVOUS FALL.'"  complain.    The  Wolf could  have taken  your Calf'instead of the Goat."  "And  the  blight  has  fallen  upon  my  oats."  "I observed that, but your wheat never  looked so well* As a matter of fact, my  dear man. you havo nothing whatever to  complain of. On ��������� the contrary, you  should, rejoice that things are no worse.!'  The Sage was, about to pass on when  he struck-his. foot against-a stone and  fell heavily to earth.  "Alas," he cried, "but.I have met with  a grievous fall!"  , "It   was   a   fall   certainly,"   said   the  Peasant,   "but   you   might   have   been  blown up on a steamboat, you know."  "I think I have sprained my ankle."  "But you might have broken your neck  instead."  "Had you but warned me of the stone  I could have passed it to the left."  "In which case you would "have tumbled into the old well and been drowned."  "O Peasant," groaned the Sage, "hear  me when I say that I am so badly shaken I may not get out of my hut for  weeks!"  "I hear you," said the , Peasant,  "and I wonder that yon lament. The  less you get outdoors the fewer corns  you will have on your toes. Taken all in  all, you have nothing to complain of and  much to rejoice over."  Moral.���������Philosophy is a good thing  only whe-i applied to the other fellow.  M. Quad.  ' Diversions of the Ancients.  "Acantha. my pet," said Apollo, passing his hand lovingly through her tresses,  "why does the chariot of the sun move  so swiftly when I am with thee?"  "I am not good at conundrums, O Apollo," answered the nymph, "but I think it  is because its motor is of such a tremendously high candle power."  For which light and flippant reply  Apollo immediately changed her into an  herb.���������Chicago Tribune.  <��������� .       SMART BUT SIMPLE TAILOR GOWNS.  gone before.   They are one and all bewitching,   from   the  simple,   perfectly  built little shirr of spotted foulard to  the  extravagantly  ephemeral evening  model.    Of the two useful waists pictured one is in blue taffeta that drops  at   the   waist   into   an   exceptionally  shapely corselet of white foulard, patterned with blue and. laid in close horizontal stitched tucks.    The front is a  replica of the back view given.    The  second is of pink"taffeta minutely tucked   in- groups,   divided   by   a   feather  stitching in white silk.   The top is^cut  in a small round decollete to display a  chemisette aud high-collar of similarly  tucked white taffeta.  Minute stripes and checks of varying  size are all to be worn in spring goods,  and mohair, with its stiff, firm thread,  bids fair to have vogue for hard wear.  Voile has, been checked and striped  and brocaded after the new order,  which is generally in white of a light  sketchy pattern and appears to be embroidered. For country wear plain  coating, misty, checks, suitings and  plain cloths will all be worn.  The blending of colors in many of the  new checks is remarkable. Brown,  green and white are combined, orange,  green and white, but in everything the  pastel colorings assert themselves. "  A new silk crape, covered with tiny  embroidered pin spots. Is likely to be  adapted to both evening and morning  wear.  A revival of the frilled elbow sleeve  will adorn many of the new thin  gowns.  The long sleeve will terminate in innumerable frills and ornan> ntal cuff  over the hand.  The princess mode will be retained  on a few gowns, depicted in a series of  tucks from bust to the hips, but a preference will be given to the corsage and  ed and tinted anew, according to Goo*  Housekeeping.     First  wash  off every  bit of dust in all the interstices.   Thea  ',with a soft, small, long haired brush  tint the entire  surface with  stain  of  burned sienna or 'sienna and vandyke  brown.    Great care must be taken to-  reach and cover every particle of surface.     This- treatment   suits   willow",  which   will   receive stain,  but  rattan;  which   is   harder, than   willowi   needs-  first  to be painted or enameled.    The  willow, after the stain is dry. may be  var-nisbed like any other wood;  '"'''"tint > <i  <;iiuiiceK.  Somehow    _he    felt,   that    he-' had. *  come with, his mind made up to. propose.  , She was us certain of it as she-  would have been  if he jmd  told  her,  and  consequently she  amused  herself  by  teasing him  for half an hour    before  she let   hiui   have a  chance- . to,  come to  tho  point.  And  then  he  balked.  She    couldn't    understand it.      She-  knew  that lie  was on   the verge     of  asking her to be his wife, but he didn't put ihe question.    He became sud- ���������'  deuly  very  ill     at ease and  nervous,,  and sheered off every time they    got  anywhere  near  the subject  that was,  uppermost in the mind of each.   ,  She looked at him soulfully, and ho-  returned  the look,   but  that  was '  as.  far as he went. ��������� She sighed and    he '  sighed; but he didn't    put his hope*  and  wishes  into  words'.     She became  pensive and romantic.; and talked    of  ,t.he loneliness of a woman or girl who-     '  had  no strong arm to lean upon     as  she  walked  through life,   but  it     did  not bring an avowal from his lips.  She feared that she had played with  him too long, and,had, possibly, lost  him; but at last lie spoke:  "Shall we go out into the garden?" '  he asked.   . - , < 0  She knew, although he did not, that,  there were, others in the garden,   and  she  pleaded   that   she  was  afraid   of  the night air.  He looked/about the room anxiously,  but seemed  to  find  nothing     that  gave him any hope.    He seemed to be  despondent,   but  in' a measure   deter-    '  mined.   \ ,. "  "Mabel,"  he said at' last,  speaking  very softJf/.  "Yes,"  sho    returned,     endeavoring   "'  not to  show her agitation.  "There  is   something  I  wish,    very-  much to say to you." ���������   / ,  She looked down at the toes  of her  boots andt said nothing.'  lie  came t  over"    to  her  and - took  her hand. ' 7  "Mabel," he said earnestly,  "if you*  wiy take that confounded parrot out  of the  room,     I'll   tell vou what.'it1'    V  is. -  Then   she   understood   why bo  had 6 ';  been so nervous,  and the parrot was  "put where he could ,not overhear and  repeat what might  be said. -��������� '  .< ''    ������  I>,-������-i<1i-i!  by Jury. ,  .It'is not uncommon for an English  -  judge to try to raise a laugh and.  strange to say, he usually succeeds��������� *  by affecting infantile ignorance  of all  things   but     purely   judicial  matters.  Sir Henry Hawkins not long ago ask.-^  ed in court:     ".What is hay?"  A correspondent of The Philadelphia-. ,'  "Ledger says that in a recent libel;  suit a strange affectation of judicial?  ignorance was evinced by Lord "Rus--  sell. Sir Ed-ward Clarke read, fnoin,  a book of the plaintiff's, a description-,  of  Chopin's  "umber-shaded head."  "What  shade?"     asked  Lord     Rus���������  sel.  "Umber," replied Sir Edward.  . "Yes,  but what is that?" persisted  the chief justice.  At this point the 'feelings of , the  jury were too much for them. With  a unanimity reminiscent of the "Pirates of Penzance,"   they, chanted     in  "V   ,  1   -*- V."  1 '     *  V  '  ���������    /   !..<-  ' 't  <u  ��������� ���������'''���������';._!  : ���������-;!  '< -I  expostulatory  Lord, brown,'  chorus:   "Brown,     my  j-ind the trial went on.  '-M  The Trlclc That Didn't Fail;  Now they paused before a shop.  "What a lovely hat."' exclaimed the  woman in rapture. 7  "Yes: it would look well on anybody,"  ventured the man. her husband.  "Not on your life.'" protested sho.  "My life!" he whispered and gazed  fondly into her great gray eyes.  Then they passed on. he triumphantly,  ���������he as one in a dream.���������Detroit Journal.  tho hall  The Nutnrnl Orator.  "Why  are the  peoplo leaving  so rapidly V"  "The programme committee has just  sprung one of those 'natural orators' on  them."���������Cleveland   Plain Dealer.  Tlie Mci.t   Itf:i urif ul   f'yes.  A   Naples   correspondent writes      to  the Paris  Messenger:    Plave you ever  heard    the    name of Lina Cavalieri ?  No.     Eh  bien,  she was  only a short  time  ago  a music-hall     singer'     but  such  a lovely creature,  that she    attracted every eye, wherever she went;  men   threw   themselves   at   her     feet,  and     a     Jlussian   Prince would have  married     hor,   but  she  refused!       Instead,   she  took   to ������ studying  singing  in earnest, with  one of the most celebrated teachers  of the day,  and now  she is creating a furore at San Carlo-  in   "La Boliemc."     People have come  from  Home  to . see and  hear  her, and.  all are surprised,  for she really sings  well  and   has  great   dramatic  talent..  It   is   not   for   her   wondrous,  beauty  alone,     therefore,    that    she   is     applauded,   encored,   and   called    before-  the  curtain.  She has the most beautiful eyes I  ever saw in my life. There should!  be a great future in store for her!  en  ���������9  I  7-111  7! SI  ���������������������������'���������'!������  :'!?  ii  11  Happy Escape,  Bobbs���������Ragger and Chewer got into a  big argument this morning.  Dobbs���������Who got thc better of it?  Bobbs���������I did. I left as soon as it started.���������Baltimore American.  Entitled to It.  "Mrs. Brimberson always has such a  chic look."  "I wonder if it's because her husband  is in the wholesale egg business?"���������Chicago Times-Herald.  A Rude Insinuation.  "Whenever I go into a gentleman's office 1 always remove my hat."  "But you've got  it on uoav."  "Of course."���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer  XEWEST CORSAGES.  skirt, as the waist line is more defined  by the quaintly arranged belt or scarf  necessitated by the inevitable bolero,  which seems to be a living monument  of fidelity, since at least a suggestion  of its lines figures on many of the most  chic bodices.  Particularly fascinating little coats  or jackets somewhat in bolero effect  are this season provided for the days  when one first lays off heavier wraps.  These are of black taffeta or glace silk  and beautifully tailor built in a trim  military style, but feminized by vest  or tie of fluffy lace.  Spring- Renovation.  Willow   or   rattan   chairs   that   are  soiled with age and use can be freShen-  ^ir    rilSlfll'K    *>V:, rr.Ml'K    >! ������������!���������������' I njy    Tlll>.  There   is   something   extremely  English   in  the story  of. Sir Charles    Warren   "doing trimbics,"  as  Bouncer expressed it,  in the open air on the battlefield  of  Vaal   Krone.-    Sir   Charley  under  no, circumstances  intermits  his-  morning     bath,    says     The     London  Daily ���������News.     On  the occasion  of Hul-  ler's  last  effort to  relievo Ladysmith  Sir  Charles    found  it     impossible    to-  lea\ e  his   post,   so   when   day     broke  on   the  battlefield   lie   ordered  his  servant to bring his bath,  with     sponge  and towel, and. there and then,'in tho  open   air,   Sir   Charles   Warren,     commanding   thc  Fifth   Division,   proceeded  to  take  his  bath,   sublimely indifferent   to   tho   lire of the enemy.     The  enemy   was   perhaps   too   much   astonished   at  the  British    eccentricity     of  bathing at all,  much more of bathing  in   this  extremely   public  fashion,     to.  attempt  any   violent   DUerruption.. am  mmsmm  ���������  J-v  Is  I'l-  I  1    i l' ii i    Itymrmtfmmfm.  a r-^i._ *. . <i    .  ���������   -.-<.���������    ��������� ->   .'���������*'���������*   '���������-B  DR.'  CREAM  ^Highest Honors, World's Fair  Oold Medal, Midwinter Pair  r .-���������" -.   .  Avoid Baking Powder j containing  .ftlnfn.   They are injurious to Uealtfe.  ^ *���������*''_ ��������� _ ' ' .U--..-....-  T_I������ CUMBERLAND NEWg  * *'_Saif_a) EVB^?/'TUESDAY.,  TO. .36. Hnfcersou, Boitoi\  ""a^'^tdyertisers "who want their ad  changed,    should  get    copy in   by  *-;12 a.m. day before issue.  l..... . ..;.  . '. .  .Subscribers    failing     to   receive    The  j&tSsfflp regularly *������;ill.confer a favcr by  uofci-  '."���������V. V-"' ./������ .    jj,*-    ���������.���������.��������������������������� ���������������������������.  >...-.      ���������  t   ���������  ���������jttag   the  office.  Job Woi*k Strictly C. 'O. p.  'Transient Ads'Cash, in Advance.  ^TUESDAY,  AUG.   7th, 1900.  LOCAL ITEMS.  The,re w.as: a --concert .at-Courtenay  'j*--   ���������������������������'���������     ;���������>���������      ...       )'  ^Thursday, in .aid of the Bay  ^Church.' Many of our -townspeople took part. '  ri   77    \  ,Sqmeof the campers' when com-  _l*ftg"fccona .^.oy's .to,Union,, $a-turday,  cBiV-w :ftii bl& panther aand two-.whelps  on tiie road near _)uggan's corner.  tAs eopn as the news was- spread  JHere, a posse started-off armed with  various weapons. Rumour says  ���������M&t-'obe ramrod get,-a 30 -calibre  T$le and crammed his pockets with  No. 12 shotgun cartridges. Anyhow, they did :not get the panthers.  One of the latest .and most deadly trap_ jfor -pantfhers is said .to be  a\bo/ttle(of rum. Two of our local-  'sports decided to try it Saturday.  They went off after -the trio .seen -on  jKoy's ,road aimed with a gun  , apiece, ^ind a .bottle   ol   Jamaica.  "They ctiase.a secluded spot and sat  'Li rv Vi-7-'-- :  dowaa.,   rwafting for -the panthers to  ��������� ���������'-1  -come.    This they did   not do.    So  -vowing ."the scheme a   fraud,   they  -started for home���������but they   found  ���������that the  rum  was   more   effective  thajn ������hey -at "first thought.  t 11     !      * ���������   ''  Mr. Smith Davis   met with   a  mishap     Sunday   while driving  home from Cumberland. When  near -Courtenay, the horse became  i"v    >  (,'���������'.'���������   !;���������;   ' '���������.  frightened   at'  an   old   rice   sack  f>-'   ' t  which had -been   dropped   on   the  *v>  road, and shied off suddenly into  the ditch, throwing Mr. And Mrs.  Davis -crot Their little girl remain  ed in the buggy, and Mr. Davis  fortunately kept hold of the reins  but was dragged some distance be-  As  soon  fore stopping'the   horse.  as  .he .got things straightened '.up.  S> ;-        !" ���������"������������������ \-     ���������'.     "'.      ' ��������� y '���������>���������������������������. : .  .  foe (d-ro^e'back to&his place to set  '������������������.>><������������������   *.*��������� . ���������  7      '*��������� ��������� \ fo  Mrs. Da^vis attended to by a doc-  tar, she having had her arm broken by the fall.  Oneiclay last week one,of our citizens, a 'prominent member of the  Gun Club, a-ncl who is celebrated  for his:#kdll as a taxidermist, went  He  down the river   fishing.  ���������A i  took  with him a friend, for company,  also a little 25 "rifle���������for more com  pany.  Vhile  \:  meandering along  the :ba-nk^ iOf ,the stream, the sports-  man  -stopped, and pointing  to an  object on the opp< site   bank, aske '  his friend   if he thought it  was  bear?     "Sure"  Paid   he.     "Shoo  i  duick!" A fusilade was qni k"<*"f  poured into that bear, which moved not, nor spoke. ' Getting a little suspicious, the hunter investigated and discovered that he hat  been really shooting at a be:,ir���������om  of the stump bears���������which wore:  classified and described in Forest  and Stream some years ago.  PERSONAL.  Mr. Dobbs and family have, go n<  to Ohio. They had anticipated  moving for some time. They will he  much mi?sed, especially in church  circles.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Grant and fan:r  ily and Miss Miller returned from  Lund, Saturday: They had intended going to Sechelt, but found  that they could not be accomodated, the hotel being Jull of people,  ;nrid ma.nj'- camping thcre.as .well,  .mostly'from Vancouver.  HORNBY ISLAND  HABPENING5.  To the Cumberland News:  Our Island has been visited by  the army worms, causing consider-  .able .destruction to crops; fruit  trees-not yet troubled.  Denman Island, if anj-'thing, has  suffered worse than .Hornby. Reports from there are that worms  have wrought destruction to .fruit  itreeKjas well as flowers.  Mr. J. B. Holmes, of Comox,  paid ' the Island a flying visit recently. He was a guest of Mr. 'Jas.'  Seawright.  Miss Bennett, a teacher at Vancouver is one of the recent arrivals  by "Thistle" and ia staying at 'her  father's, Mr. Bennett.  Rev. Mr. Nixon, of Denman,  with his yacht "Chinook" was  cruising in these waters last week".  He was accompanied by Capt. Sal-  mond of the Wellington.  H. M. S. Warspite arrived here  from the north, anchored two days  at Tribune Bay. The Bay is an  ideal bathing resort, .and the crew  took advantage of it.  Salmon are now plentiful at Yellow Island, Norris Rock and St.  John's Point. Some good hauls  were made last week of the finny  tribe by the followers of Walton.  The bridge at Thames' River   is  now completed.    The structure is a  solid one and well finished and re-:  fleets no little credit   to the design  ers, as "well as to Mr. McCallum the  supervisor. J. F. \  London, Aug. 4.���������According to a  despatch from Shanghai, the advancing column of the allies was  reported yesterday to have reached  a point 35 miles beyond Tien Tsin.  A Tien Tsin despatch dated Tuesday, says a reconnoisance besween  Japs    and   Chinese   occurred    at  Hsiku.    'laps withdrew   after   suffering 30 killed.  Pretoria) Aug. 4.-���������President Kru  ger and Gen. Botha have issued a  proclamation promising to pay all  damages done to farms by British,  provided Burghers remain with com  manders.  London, Aug. 4.���������Reported Gen.  Dewit has surrendered to Lord  Roberts.  Vancouver, Aug. 3.���������All machin  ists and fitters between Fort William    to   Vancouver   are   out   on  iwpy*������r.-*������  MM  x   The hot weather suddenly coming  on    is   very  'oppressive,    an<  doubly so io those not suitably clothed for it.     The prices   which   will  reign here for the coming  week will be away under al] competition,   a?  all -summer eoods must p-0 without reserve,    , Below yoi.i will find somi  eye openers regarding our ;_uic:  Summer muslins, ginghams, piques, etc., worth from  12'). to   2<  cents, sale price 8 cents per yard.  Womens' white wear���������Night gowns, trimmed, with embroidery, sal-j  price 75c. Night gowns, trimmed with .embroidery, insertion an������  tucking, regular $1.50, sale price $r.00. , White, skirts worth 75 ceftl  sale price 65 cents. White -skirts worth $1.00, sale price- ,������5 eent.j  White skirts.$[.50, sale price $1.00 .     '  mil   I   B \ lH ShP w ''    '  ll-!_JulliIZ}I\I  Those pretty hats ranging in price from $1.25 to $6:5ot. are to  sold .at prices which will appeal to all as being a-regjularslaughte^  The die is cast and they will have to go.     It is our loss but  yo  o-ain.    Lot one, consists of children?s and misses' hats ���������      '    '.';.  worth from J 1.25 to $2.00, sale price 75 .cents.. .     4 "';'  Lot two, consists of misses' and womens' hats ,  worth.from $2,50 to- $4.50, sde price $ 1.50s  Lot three, consists of womens'hats .-    '  \  ' .. ���������  t ���������  worth from $4���������50 to $6.50,  sale price $-2,'SQ, ;    * ' ',; J]  Fomens' sailers, inow.JS to.25 cents/  ft  M;omens' fast black hose, worth "15- cents, new 1,0 cents.a pa|  IFomens'. fast black hose, worth 25 cents, now 15 -ce-its per-pa-irlj  Boys' ribbed cotton hose-, 20 cents* per-pair.- '-���������  Do not forget our shoe clepartmc-at, the prir������-s nre easy on your pir>-o.s. _ ,' '        ,  NOTICE:���������The above prices are ;hot stiwff for all ci>tn?-etii.orri.    Our  July  ������nh-s   come  only  once  a   \l  some and see, your eyes will'tcli you-oiore than any advertisefficut. , Persuasive p;;iccs at  .    CASH STORl  __an  strike. In May last asked Company to adopt their schedule of  prices and rules that had been arranged by Union. G. P. R.. say  they cannot increase wages and  a number of men have been discharged owing to hard times. Of  ficials say running of road will not  be effected.  London, Aug. 4.���������Lord Roberts  telegraphs that Gen. Hunter reports that altogether 3,349 men  have surrendered to him.- Gen.  Hunter also secured 3,046 horses  and 3 guns. Lord Roberta adds  that Hamilton contin-ues his movement toward Rustenburg,- and engaged enemy in the Magersburg  range,,Thursday. Our casualties,  were 41 wounded.. On Sundaj'  night a train was derailed and attacked 40 miles south ef Kroon- j  stadt, 4 men were killed and three  wounded. A Boer force was attacked by Gen. Knox near the railway north of Kroonstadt on Wednesday and left 5 waggons and a  lot of cattle. A despatch from Pretoria dated 4th, to a news agency  here, says it is reported that Gen.  Christian Dewit is dead from a  shell.    Report not ;confirmed.  Bloemfontein, Aug. 4.���������A train  carrying D,. S. Consul Stowe and  carrying the Stars and Stripes, has  been derailed and burned at Hon  ing Spruit by a flying patrol of Boers.    No prisoners were taken.  London, Aug, 4.���������Reported  that  all ministers in China are killed.  _)mL.v-.5-������_i������v**_iv_������n  WALLEKsPARTKIDG  Another Carload of  The Flour we handle is acknowledged to be the best on tl,  market  . The large quantity we are selling is  OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION.  1  APPLES,   PEARS,   PEACHES,   PLU/]  A Large Shipment from San  Francisco Dire*,  AN IMMENSE STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES.  Another Large Shipment opened out last week     '7  A Full -Stock of Groceries.        We give a Cash Disctmnt .on all purcll  WALLER    &    PARTRIDGi  lortin  HAMMOCKS., BASEBALL, -CRICKET^  LACROSSEZ, FISHING TACKLE,  BOXIWG  ^LOYES, LAWN TENN  AND PUNCHING eI  THE   BEST QUALITY FLIES TRIED/  HARDY BROS., PRICE $1.50 PER DOZ^J  SEND   FOB   A   SAMPLE   DOZEN.  Tisdalls Gun Store,   Vancouver,  IJ  Coliinibia flQliriqg Mils Qo.  ESTDERBY, B. fC,  Hungarian, Three Sfer A^t^,   Stroi  \Wp: Siprfine ft Wheatlets  e. P: RITHET 8l CO., Limited,  AGENTS,    -    -    .-   VICTORIA.  10-10's  Per Guriil


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