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 SEVENTH VEAR.  t ���������     r  CUMBERLAND, B. C, SATURDAY, AUG. $th, \$g9  $$������':  ���������'.?&*#:'������������������  JARS  r  i   -  at the  Off the Wires  w  1  Simon Leiser,  Niclioliek & I^noiift M  61 ^YATES STPEET,    VICTORIA, B. a  Victoria, August 3.���������-Word just  received that the mails which were  in the Danube which went ashore  near Comox last month arrived at  Dawson and upon opening then*  they were found' to be-one mass of  v pulp and unreadable.  Seattle, August- 3J���������Jas. Lewis  left for Washington to-day to present claims of Americnn miners against the Canadian Governnient'for  damages sustained through the enactment , of the Alien Law in the  Atlin district. Mr. Lewis represents abouj; 1,000 miners whose  claims aggregate $3,000,000.  fccreenock, Aug. 3.���������The Cup clial-  . ledger Shamrock (Bailed this-after-;  I-noon for New York;  Manilla, Aug. $.���������Advices from.  Cuba announces a company of Americans attacked Filipino's trenches at -Jtt Pedro. . ;��������� The Charleston  shelled "(.he enemy and the Filipinos  . retreated. ��������� \  HARDWARE, MILL AND- MINING   MACHINERY  AND. FARMING ; AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  ,    :OF,ALL KINDS.     .^^.,- A^^^V^ji,^;..,.. -^s-V.  o Agents fo^^o^^ v^ A-lV-V.-���������-'���������������������������*. -^  Write fqr^4_e_!and^particulars.v P. '6/ Drawer 563.  gg^eSSSgefe-g^gg^^oggS**-"?,^^  Sole &ge:qts  j. -x h.  HAMILTON CASH REGISTER  FIRE, PROOF SAFES  RAYMOND SEWING MACHINES  and PRATT'S WALL PAPERS  Finest Equipped  Bioyple Repair SJop p flu  . Province.  Serjd for Prices ^ Es^injates  I.   A.   L.  OLD POST 0PPICB,    VICTORIA.  (������Sggg&g@8^  WEILER BROS  \/  Furniture,  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Blankets,  Wallpaper^  Table Linens,  ��������������������������� i-     ��������� --..  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps, ,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS,  COMPLETE jEJOUSE FURNISHINGS.  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto.  3en4 for QUI" Large Illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free.  ' .   i-  , Ottawa, Aug. 3."-=*rProrogation of  the House hasten  fixed for Mon-  [41 i  day.-       ' ^.-  .Montreal, Aug.'3.���������Bank -crisis"  has precipitated what practically J  {amounts to a panic-* on .stock ex.-  change.,--Brokers areselling' secur-  ities held on margins-- to protect  themselves and are taking almost  anything offered.      . v-  Victoria,  Aug.���������There is no end  oi scrambling among lawyers for  Attorney  General in the, Govern- ���������  ment.     H. D. Helmcken has been  offered the position but refuses.  There is some talk of Henderson  accepting but nothing more definite  has transpired since Monday.  j Vancouver. Aug. 3.���������McLennan  returned from Atlin to-day. He reports a big fire at Dyea in which  the U. S. Barracks were burned.  When he left the wharf at Dyea the  whole town seemed circled by roaring flames.'  A rich find has been made on, a  hydraulic property in Cariboo by  Ward & Shaw. The gravel assays  $60 to the ton.  The canners on "the Fraser River  are still anxious. The catch so far  has been disappointingly small.  , Montreal, Aug. 3.���������The run on  Bank of Hochelaga continues. The  situation is still unchanged-.  Santa Domingo, Aug.���������Two of  the assassins of President Heureaus  have been captured and shot. The  country is quiet.  Victoria, Aug. 3.���������The By-law  respecting the re-olamation of the  James Bay flats and Mr. H. Croft's  scheme for re-bridging the flats by  private enterprise and the conversion of the flats into a recreation  ] park was carried yesterday by; a  majority oj 391,  Victoria, Aug. 3.���������Ship Glory?-pi  P the Seas  reported   re chartered, to  ipad coal at Union for San Francisco.  Victoria,   Aug.   3.���������Cotton cqn-  -fir^ms the statement, of.  Attorney*  Generalship offered to   Helmcken  Believed that Helmcken is favor-  aby disposed to accept the offer in  which  he   was  supported  by  his'  father,  Hon. J. S.  Helmcken, ��������� but  intimidation  wag brought to bear  by his political friends and he de- ���������  clined.    There was a caucus of op?  position yesterday, at   which  the  watter was discussed with results  stated.    Supporteas of the governr  ment are discussing with great dissatisfaction governments in action,  They point out that any govern^  ment that" would! discharge their  Attorney-General on July 7th and  the unity with' a successor on Aug-,  ust 3rd must he lamentably weak.  There is no question the, Semlin  Government is suffering from the.  present  state of affairs.    Some of  i       ** _    f^"* 1 *. /^   - i  the moat pronounced supporters a,_e  losing confidence, in them.,   ".  Ottawa, Aug. 3���������The Dominion  Gbyt. had decided to lay the increased in the Chinese ^oll Tax over till n^ext sessip-a, when, they haye.  pledged it will be forced,  Fairlie, Aug. 3���������The Shamrock  which was on her way \6 New York  .ml  ^life-  Riding on lopor^otives and Vail- a  way cars of, the Union goll|ery;i|  Company by any peysoh . or .''^|  sons���������except train crew-^is striot}i-^  prohibited, ; Employee^ aiev^BM  jecttodwmissal for aUowing fpm&fff  ,.   , '       "By order- ,>,|^|  .   Francis J). :Lan^^  TL^>.         ���������i-fcU''-  -m  5    Victoria, Aug. 4.���������Corifi.rcaiqg^;^  .statement of yesterday/i^tf-ftSif^  I a;i-^he^^^t^'At^e^G^j^  * eralship; will W oifer^4 ^ $������m^  Jt & Earned from. V^ncoijiy^r; |l������<fcS^;  the Premier c(id not;st^yJ^^bu^  proceed^dJ direct to.Ne^^tminX '\$jt  ster.   Wiggins i.s.sai^ by t^^l^Si  , A ,      , ,    ,    ....       . t  .      , .^'"to h%ve flopped. flWnv'Mtlit^|  had to put back with e, mishap to    is ge^Tally ^^ he ia ^^^l  her bow-sprit which wi]l ?eliy:Ker | emphacizilig his dem^ttr^f  for a day or so.k  Darval^Aug. 4.���������The Canadiap  defender Glencairn won the face to-,  pay over, the, American, boat Con-i  -     * ��������� ������������������ *������������������ -  stance:, /,���������    "v'  ^���������,jl*..  -    ���������-    -~  ^Rdmc, Italy,/Aug'.' 4!~-Ital;'hiuL  renounced her claim _ to San Mun  Bay and will demand from China  tjhe concgession,. of a strip of, iterri-.  tory north of San Mun.  Meadville,, Pa. Aug. 4.~^]E^ Jan-,  ney    was l murdered   some  time  last night between this city and  Conaight Lake.   He had driven to,  Meadville with his horse an<J buggy which arrived at the lake to-day  containing corpse of   Mr. Janney.  I Supposed  to have been murdered  for money but the horse ran awayv  The dead man had$75anbis pocket.  Cape Hay ten, Hayti,  Aug,. 4.���������  Just become knowyn that an armed  insurrection has broken out at Lav-  eninga a, town north west of Santo  Domingo.  London, Aug. 3.���������The continued  drought is causing much anxiety  here. The River Thames and other  water supplies are drying upv  Ottawa, Aug, 4.���������Col.v I?rior made  a strong speech tot-day protesting  against, B. C. being ignored in the.  the $6,p00,p00 asked for, as not a  mile of B.C.railway being ignored.  He advocated said to the. V, V. and  E. & N. from Wellington to Comox.  Vancouver, Aug. 4 .���������One hundred  men on the Van Anda Mine are on  strike owing to their wages being  reduced 5Qcts. a day. In consequence of the reduction hours from  ten to eight a day. The smelter is  running and, there is enough ore on  the dump to last some time.  O. Baynes was killed by falling  log yesterday at McCormicks camp.  Victoria, Aug. 4.���������The  Str. Jo-^n  wa3 launche from the ways to-day.  She will resume her regular run;at  siderjftion;f  m  mmMr  lei  Nanaimo,  Aug. /-.-^Master ������ai/  *^il  Arms of H,, M. S.. Amphic^^ar^^  were shanghaied at"* Sttnr^raii*a_ca^k*^  and placed, on the. Americaij _h1pkl'7  Charmer now at Departure. Bay.">?  Thp men v^ere found an4 wiU be, '  taken back and the. oflf^nder^ proa-.    '  ecuted,  Nanaimo,, Aug. 4wJ_ Poet. OK  See.has been opened at Alexandria   '-*'  Mines under the name,of, th^South*  Wellington ^ost- Office.  once.  The City of   Nanaimo will also  be put on the Nanaimo and Comox  I run shortlyv  Foulard Silk Waists worth $4.00*  at 2.75. 2.00 Sil_;.Wa*ists at 91.2$  at Stevenson's & Co. '  A, man down at, Comox* came:.  near being arrested for trespass for-  bathing at high water in^ front ofi  his neighbor's field:  If you intend buying, a:good^ser-.  yicable pair of Gent's shoes justs  step in to Stevenson,& Co andaskt;  to sec their Regal Shoe, Qxtra well-j  braced at the heel at onlyv 9,2.75...  THE  LARGEST  and most Complete. StQcjc of-*  M'usical  Instruments in I&Qj:  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria,. B.,. G."  P. O. Box 143,,  PIANOS,. ORGANS,!  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS*,.  BANJOS,  AUTOHARPS,  All,the-latest Sheet Music  apd Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. Needles and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue.  gggggsg^ggsggssggsgs*^ THE   LION.  Th������ lion conies to meet you  With a bland, emollient smile.  He says, "I'm'going to eat you  If I think it worth my while"  (Which he very frequently does).  He then becomes a party  With a rough and ready air.  He says, "Come on, my hearty,  Por I think I've room to spare"  (He is really most accommodating).  "But if you have a rifle,  And your knees will let you aim,  You may count the risk a trifle  'Just a little bit o' game.' "  (And of course you'll write a book.)  -J. J. Bell in "New Noah's Ark.*  ! RAG JIA\. i  MS ��������� M  ft* By E. AV Drcux. 3t  M ��������� X  at A Story of Antebellum Days M  JC In. the South. <8  < '     It had all happened in a flash���������that  is,  in a space of time utterly incommcnsu-  rate with the importance of the event. The  '   rfar suburban dwellers,had been startled by  sudden wild yells, heavily running feet,  pistol shots and demands for surrender,  indicating the hot pursuit of a criminal.  c    Then they saw from their doors n confused  mass of black and white humanity struggling and   fighting.    Bold,   strong   and  alert, tho negro had kept six men at bay,  had wounded two and killed tho best po-  -liceman on the force, who cried as he fell:  "Take him!    Never mind me!"'    The in-  '  utant's wavering  would have  given  the  hunted man his chance had not Rag Jim  '.   dropped his  scales and  jximped on him  from his cart.    A final shot entered Jim's  thigh,- but that he knew it "is doubtful, so  full was he of a 6trange, overmastering  passion.  "Now I got you wey I bin want'n you  dis long time," he pants. "Who" kill Jedge  "  Long in de Massassip? You know, en yon  gotter tell."  "Hello!" cries the officer with the handcuffs, himself a Mississippian. He is so  confounded that another officer steps up to  do the handcuffing.  "Waiti' for God's sake!" says the other  excitedly.     "Give   Rag   Jim   a   chance.  f.   We'll close up to prevent an escape. ' But  those two niggers know something, and  we must know it too."  "  Y ".That's all right enough.    But hancl-  *' cuff him now we've got him."  . ,',,��������� *."You can't know  niggers very well.  Once in the clutches of the law, he'll turn  '-"���������sulky and won't confess to save his own  0life.   But now, I believe Rag Jim will get  ���������' it out of him.  ^ Not regular?    Of course it  isn't, but when you've been policeman as  " long as I have, you'll find many ways to  nab a criminal."  The two negroes are struggling at their  very feet, totally oblivious -to everything  ���������    save each other.    Both are stronger than  the common run of men; but, desperately  as" the murderer  battles, there  is something inexorable in the motive of his assailant   that   gives   him   an   advantage,  wounded as he is.   Now Rag Jim is a-top,  '   and ]jus ponderous fists descend with such  ���������''fury "and'rapidity that  fear  for  his  own,  life, has- driven every other  consideration  froim thc criminal's mind.  "Who kill Jcdgo  Long?" is the accompaniment of each blow.    "You neber git  up fum yero tel you ans'me  dat.    En I  know quick ez you speak wedder you tell  me troof or lie.    'Member me on de witness stan?   I could tell all, but de ve'y  - lick-dat-kill-urn.    "You ready t' tell?"     '*���������  "Yass; doan hit me no.mo'.    I done it.  ��������� I kill Jedge Long.    I swear t' do it w'en  he saunt mo up fo' ten years."  '   ���������' With a wave of a great black hand, Rag  Jim calls,tho spectators to witness.  "Tell all 'bout it.    I track  you -fur ez  -'Possum Swamp. , Wat you clo den?"  "I went  on atter  a  'possum,   en   see  Jedge-Long in dcre, huntin wanilla fo' he  t'bacca.    I slip up bchin um en kill um."  "One mo' wud; how you kill um?"  "Dess lak  I kill 'possum; how else you  speck me t' do  it?"    And, strange  as  it  may sound, there is the pride of the expert in the agony of his voice.  1  ' The officer shudders, for he knows how  the ricefield hands slaughter an opossum,  .Placing, the  sharply  whittled  end  of a.  stout stick at the creature's throat, and  his own heavy foot at tho other end, ho  then takes the forepaws in  his hands and  breaks the neck  by one powerful and scientific jerk.    Less than  five years ago a  Georgia negro  named  Sanders  slew, his  wifo in the same manner.    In  tho meantime th'e triple murderer is secured:   . But-  Rag Ji*i\\ docs not rise.  "Why^h'o is wounded.    That  last shot  .must  havo struck   him;     Here"���������to  the  ''crowd of Vjolored people standing around  ���������"attend -,to him, some of .you.   I'll leave  ���������-"word at the hospital."  They hasten away with tho prisoner nnd  the ;dead. The only whites left aro tho  Mississippian and a wild eyed woman at  -the-,gate.in front of which all this has occurred. ' The officer looks at Rag Jim's  hurt���������an ugly fiesh wound���������and is not  surprised to seo tho strength now slipping  from him. .���������������������������-'  "Where's his home?" he'asks, hissing,  but meets only sullen, scowling glances.  "Ef ho got a home, I ain' see it, "ono  replies. "En ef ho had, you reckon we  all gwine tech dat niggah?"  "Because.he helped arrest another nigger, eh? See here, everyone of you knows  tho prisoner to be a criminal of the deepest dye. There isn't a man heyo "Tho isn't  afraid of him, though of his own.color.  Didn't Rag Jim do exactly right? Como,  now. Wouldn't he have done right if the  man had been white?"  "Who dattry'n' t' medger do black man  cohn by de w'te man bushel?" asks old  Aunt Kate, a street preacher, crowding to  the front. "Coon dog ain' got no smeller  fo' possum. W'en you see tukkey buzzard dut (dirt) he own ness? Wen mock'n  bird fight de hawk, de hawk warn de udder hawks ef he kin; be ain' hepp ketch  um."  "Listen to the mocking bird!" croaks  the parrot on the woman's shoulder, thus  reminded of his favorite song.  ".Oh, Lawd, dere's anodder parrot debbil," says Rag Jim, looking that way with  every symptom of extreme terror. "In dat  fam'ly, too, wey dey clone nuff meanness  long time ago. Missus, you better choke  um fo' he do mo' mischief."  "De woice o' de Lawd speak'n by he  creeter!" exclaims Aunt Kate, astonished  at this unexpected backing up, while her  hearers eye the accomplished bird with  doubt -and distrust, for the southern negroes are as fine believers in the-satanic  origin of the parrot as of the occult power  of a graveyard rabbit's foot or the efficacy  of a libation of whisky poured in a,cemetery road to keep off the ghosts.  "Traitor to you' own racel You gwine  lay dere, en de buzzards pick you clean  befo'air colored han' ris you up. Youse  donew'at you pain ondo���������tuhn you* brud-  der ober t' he w'ite r master, fo' de glory,  do .money, en do power o' de law keep una  our masters tel yit, en traitors lak you  stomp ns deeper in de dut. Ef you got air  w'itc frien', call um, kase you' name is  done blot out o' de" min en heart o' you'  own color."  He looks up in her fiery face and shrinks  as no other denunciation has tho power to  make him.  "But I tell you he kill Jedge Long in  do Massassip, en my young marser bin try  fo' do murder. En w'en dey cain /.ackly  prove it'on tun he feel*so bad he hatter go  t' Flurdy en tek a name w'at ho daddy en  he g'andaddy wouldden 'a' answer to.  No, not of you gie um all do slaA'es in do  souf. Me en Mars Young John sot a heap  o* sto' by one nudder. Dass w'y I do it.  Do-don't cuss me, Aunt Kate."  "May all de cusses"��������� she begins inexorably, but the officer, thinking tho man's  bodily disorder quite sufficient, silences  her peremptorily and orders her away.  "Tink you kin stop de cuss, w'ite man?"  she asks contemptuously. ''Hit fall, right  liachul, ef I,neber say a wud. En lemma  tell you. De colored race neber, gwino  come t'dey righteous place tel all de nig-  gahs w'at'member dey marsers- en mis-  susses done dead off de face o' de ycth.  You year me!"  So saying she marches off, with a most  triumphant air, followed by the rest of the  negroes.  The wounded man,"the officer and the  woman at the gate, who seems literally  transfixed by the horror of the thing, aro  alone., The officer looks impatiently for  tho "hospital wagon,.as Aunt Kate's excommunication has completed-Rag Jim's  prostration.  "Ah, how well I remember, remember,  remember," hoarsely sings the parrot, still  harping on the same song.  "I ain' fo'got," says Rag Jim, rousing.,  "Mistah, ef I ain' too heaby, drag ine  ���������"way fum dat parrot.''  "You'd better not move. It's only a  bird'and doesn't understand what it says."  "Oh, don't it? Nuff'n but a bird! I  know you w.'ito mens doan' b'liebe nuff'n,  but aparrot is sutney a debbil. It bleeg'd  t' be a debbil. How a bird gwine t' talk  w'en de Lawd ain' mek um dat away? A  parrot is better dan air p'liceman on do  fo'ce. A place wey I buy rags, dey got  one on de front gallery. He look ober my  kyaht en cock he haid en say: 'Did you  weigh' um'" right? ' Did you ' weigh um  right?' En w'en I tuhn de scales so he  kin see he keep on.-vyd dat' aggerwatin  'Did you weigh um right? Did you weigh*  ��������� um right?' fur ez I kin year um. .  "I went int' Mr. Pat's sto', en dess ez I  staht out somebody say: 'Got anyt'ing  you ain' pay fo'? Got anyt'ing you ain't  pay fo'?' I say, 'W'y, Mistah Pat, you  know w'at you put in. my baskit.' He  laugh, en den I see hit wuz a parrot, look-  in clean froo my pocket.  "Hit wuz a parrot debbil got Mars  Young John 'rested fo' dat- murder. He  so proud ,o' dat parrot he useter tek urn  ride'n en walkin���������'t' gi'e urn some freedom,' he say. So w'en dey fin' Poll on a  hick'ry limb ober de body, gitt'n blood off  he fedders, dey 'low he owner wa'n't fur  off. But he bin git out de cage heseff .en  flewed dere int' Possum Swamp t' git he  owner in trouble. He know w'at hedoin."  "Well,   don't   talk   so much.  'You're  Save 7your  nearly    exhausted     now.  strength."       ;/ .7-7;7'"'  Presently Rag Jim's wandering senses  are brought tipagain sharply by tho bird.  - "She's sleeping  in  the valley, the valley, the valley!"-    , 7 7   ���������      /  "Dass so;' 'twas  in de valley o' de Mis-  ��������� 6fissip, en my ole marser, ole John Feath-  er bee--wuz king uv it.  Me en Mars Young  John wuz chillun  at  de  brek'n, out o.' de  wan.   , We grows up  t'gedder, en freedom  ain' palit us tellche hatter run away."  "When we  gathered  in the cotton side  by side!"     . ���������;���������  "Yassar, hit wuz in cotton pickin time,  sho nuff. Ain'-'I-tell'you dat parrot know  all 'bout it? En ef he on'y a bird, how  kin he? W'en freedom come, my uncles  en aunts all run off en leff me de on'y  colored pusson ondo plantation. I ain'  blamc'n um, lease dey ain' know how t' tek  kyah deyseff, let 'lone a orphanless boy lak  me. Dey ain' no cohn in de crib t' feed  mo, tier no meat in de smokehouse, kaso  do frcedmen done tote it off." But Mars  Young John beg fo' mo t' stay, en I stay  plumb' tel I wuz grown, hepp'n will do  crap en do stock. Dat bressed boy l'arn  me t' read en write do ve'y fuss t'ing. I  done fo'got itlongtime, but 'tain' ho fault  ���������my haid so thick. Teacher cain' mek  mulcc w'icker lak hawse. How I'gwino  stay homo atter he leff it? I cain' rcss my  min' nohow. My old marser say: 'Hit no  use, Jim; he done change ho name en  gone down souf wey nobody kin twit um  fo' w'at ho neber do. He ain c'om'n homo  tel do rale murd'rei* isfounV I reply  back.t.' him:. 'Dass all right, sah; I'zo  gwino dowu souf, too, en ain' com'n back  tel I run dat murd'rer down.' Now I'zo  done it, en you kin sen'met'depentenchy  any time you git ready. I know I done  right t' hepp my bes' frien'. How kin de  color inattah? En I doan' b'liebe Aunt  Kate cuss gwine wuk dis time." .  Tho officer has been bending lower and  lower until his ear is at Rag Jim's lips.  "Good fellow! ' Brave fellow! Cheer  up, Jim; help is here, and we'll do all we  can for you. You won't have to dopend  on your own race." Perceiving that consciousness is'gono for tho moment, he rises  to his feet, soliloquizing:  "Rag Jim yesterday and Rag Jim today  ���������how different they1 aro! I suppose there  are two men in everybody. Pity for some  of us if not! Now this loud mouthed,  pestilent fellow is tho hero of the town.  1 don't believe there's a justice who will  sentence him the next time he is arrested.  as a public nuisance."  . Of, the small advancing crowd one pale  faced, nervous lipped man is ahead of tho  rest.  "What is this I hear?" he asks in a disordered manner.  "John, John!" cries tho weeping woman at the gate. "The murderer is found.  You are cleared at last!"  "Yes, wife. So I have guessed. But  why and by whom? It; is the strangest  tale I ever heard.    And who is this?"'  His voice has power, it seems, to bring  back the wounded negro to consciousness.  "Me, Mars Young John," he murmurs,  and on his black, greasy, uncouth face  rests ineffable happiness. "I dono w'at I  swear t' do. Atter I fin' you I keep up  wid you en dat niggah pooty nigh all da  time. You ain' know me.- But I know  you, en de rag bag weigh mighty heaby  w'en.you' HT boy fotch'it out. Doan'cry,  Bubbah. I ain' killed. Dey'11 put me in  jail heap o' time yit."  Ho faints again. The hospital nurso  and his aid6 mako ready to lift him into  the conveyance.  "No," says Mr. Wcatherbce, stepping  before them. "No hands but mine can  nurse Rag Jim."���������New York Post.  MEN   OF  MARK.  A Different Jewel.  "Consistency's a jewel."  "That's all right, but you can't work it  off on any girl instead of a diamond ring."  ���������Chicago Record.  A Promoted' Farton.  An archdeacon of the Church of England has been Premier of Tasmania and  a Roman Catholic priest has been Attorney-General of another colony. The Hon.  Arthur Rutledge, the new Attorney-  General of Queensland, is an ex-Wesleyan  minister, and these and other analogous  cases go to show that reverend gentlejnen  have more chances for political distinction in the colonies than they have at  home. Mr. Rutledge became, a barrister  at the mature age of .35, and simultaneously entered the Parliament of Queensland as a colleague of the present Premier  (Mr. Dickson) in the representation . of a  double-seated constituency "..with an unpronounceable aboriginal name. * In a  year or two he became Attorney-General  in the Ministry of Sir Samuel -Griffith.  He has -been out of Parliament for some  years, but the late general election  brought him back again' and has once  more made .him Attorney-General. Another incident of the Queensland general  election is the return of the veteran Mr.  Groom, who had been elected by the  same constituency for 40 years without a  break, thereby constituting a ��������� record for  the southern hemisphere, and one only  beaten in the northern by Mr. Beach, the  father o*f the.House of .Commons.  The   l.-te Carloltt*   Grisi.  Carlotta Grisi, whose death at the age  of 80, is reported from Geneva,* was tho  cousin of the more celebrated Giulia  Grisi, wife of Mario, who died nearly 80  years ago.. She was one of a group of  bright stars of the ballet, including  Fanny Ellsler, Mario Taglioni and Fanny'  Cerito, in company with whom she electrified London in the early forties with  "pas de quatre." Carlotta was born at  Visinida. a villa in the district of Mantua. . She began her stage career at the  early age of 5 at La Scala, Milan, and  was for some time undecided whether to  study dancing or singing.-. She studied  the latter with Mali bran, and the former  with M. Perrot, whom she afterwards  married. In 1841 she went toParis, and  appeared at the Theatre de la Renaissance  in a ballet melodrama called the- "Zin-  gari." She achieved so much success that  she was soon engaged as a leading dancer  at the Grand Opera, where she created  the principal part in the ballet of  "Giselle." She achieved her greatest triumphs in London, however. Mme. Grisi  retired from the stage many years ago,  and'has resided of late years at Geneva.  Propel- Cure of tlie Finjjer-Nails.  Soft white hands are always one of the  principal points of a refined appearance,  aridfor that reason women of all ages  have most carefully attended to their  hancls. The.care of the hands cannot be  said to be neglected nowadays, when so  many persons employ the manicure, who  scrapes the nails and make them of lovely pink, pushes back the skin from the  little white half-moons at the base,, cuts  the nails in a crescent which exactly follows the outline of the. half-moons,' and  ends by washing the hands in a preparation that makes them both smooth and  whito temporarily, if not- permanently.  The hands look extremely wellafter the  manicure's task has been finished.'alv  though Erasmus Wilson says that the  nails should never be scraped nor cleaned  withVny instrument save the nailbrush.  Thc only other implement needed is the  small ivory prober. .     '  TattooiiiK and ."��������� nuke Kite*.  It really begins to look as if there were  nothing new under the sun. While scientific minds are.discussing the anti-toxin  serum treatment of disease as if it were  a new thing, the people of ancient Bur-  mah aro calling attention to the fact that  for centuries the material they have used  in the common custom of tattooing has  been an efficient anti-toxin for snakebites., Tho tetttooed Burmese regard the  bites of poisonous snake as harmless.  This, at least, is the statement of a gentleman from Burmah. who brings testimony to bear in corroboration of hia  singular statement. Scientists might well  give this matter their attention.  Bi;  The   Greenland  yard in diameter.  Heart.  whale  has  a heart a  PERSONALITIES.  C. P. Huntington has bought the famous iron mountain at Durango* Mexico.  The brother of Admirar Albert Kautz  is a retired general and a veteran of  the Mexican and civil wars.  General Booth of the Salvation Army  intends to establish an industrial farm  of 15,000 acres in "Western Australia.  'President McKinley finds little leisiire  for light reading, but is a careful student  of the newspapers.,  Joseph Leiter  has by no means decided  to drop  the stock  market.    He is a con-  ,stant visitor to Wall street.  J. Pierpont Morgan is an expert pool  player and an evening rarely passes when  he does not enjoy an after dinner game.  Joel Chandler Harris, Georgia's famous  author, breeder and poet, is to have an exhibit of Jersey cattle at the Paris exposition.  Senator Clark has just bought in Paris,  for his Washington house, an old stained  glass window, once tho property of the  Countess de Jauze, for $30,000.  Sims Reeves says he lost ii400,000'during his career as'a public singer because  he was.too conscientious to .appear on the  stage unless sure he could do his best. ��������� ''  Ex-Representative Ben T. Cable is to  furnish much of the money for the building of a chapter house for the Zeta Psi  fraternity at the University of Michigan.  John Stuart, superintendent of tho Chicago and Northwestern railway, was formerly a telegraph operator at Hokendau-  qua, Pa. Ho is now receiving f 15,000 a  year.  The Russian Prince Cantacuzene, whose  betrothal to Miss  Julia  Grant- has just  been announced, has retired to his Russian  estates to mako .prepai'ations for the rccep  tion of his bride.  Before Rear Admiral Kautz left for Samoa a young woman asked him whether  he had' ever "felt afraid in" battle.'  "Once," he answered. "A <stray ball  knocked my cigar out of my mouth and  there wasn't another aboard."    ���������  The late ex-Governor Flower was once  asked by a less successful financier how to  succeed in Wall street. "By working  harder than at any other-trade or profession on earth," was the answer. "But  won't'that wear yon out?" "Not before  your time."  Mayor Moir of Scranton'was years ago  a journeyman tailor in Philadelphia. .John  Ross of the former city noeded a workman,  and Mr. Moir, being recom;mended, was  offered inducements to go to^Scranton. In  February-last fMr.. Moir was elected chief  executive of the city. /      ������ ���������  Henry G. Kittredge, editor of thc Textile World, Boston, has been appointed assistant director of textiles for the commissioner general of the United States to the  Paris exposition of 1900. | Mr. Kittredge  has long been identified ^vith < the textile  ���������industries of the United States.  Russell Sage is no friend of thc camera,  and very rarely is it that a photographer  ' is quick enough to get a snap shot of , the  millionaire. As for; sitting for a picture,  that has probably occurred less frequently  during tho millionaire's long life than  that of any other.equa'lly prominent man  in the country. '/  PARIS EXPOSITION.  WHAT THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD*  WILL DO  IN 1900..  Til* English "Bui'<iin������- at tlie Paris Exposition Will Surpass All' Others in  Splendor���������Modelled After Kjneston  House, Ilradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.  ��������� All the British' Colonies Will He-  Rep reseutad.  As   the   time   for   its  opening   draws  ncrer, and the wo*k   for   its comnletio_7  ,is..������eing   pushed,    one   is   better able to-  realize the magnitude of- the' exposition  the French   people   are   building  in the-  city of Paris.    Not   only does our understanding of   the   exposition   itself   grow  with its growth, but vr������ also get a fuller-  idea of the   interest   the entire   civilized  world is taking in   this   great display or  the . works   of   peace.    Space   has   been  allotted to   almost   every   nation   in the-  world, and practically   all   of them have-  made government appropriations to cover  tho expense of properly   exhibiting   their ,  res-ourcea. . From far northern  Ictland to'  the very limitsof human   habitation   in  the southern   hemisphere   will ' come the-  works of man's handicraft, as well as the;  resources with which natures has blessed  each of the countries.   -  The countries of Europe are competing-  with each other for tho honor of' making-  the best display   of   their   resources, and'  TOWN TOPICS.  The curfew bell was rung last night at  8:30 o'clock. Nothing sensational resulted. It just" rung; that was ail.���������Frecport  Bulletin.   .  Abilene is getting to be a front porch  town. Nearly every resident improvement includes a porch.���������Abilene (Kan.)  Reflector.  The companies are" selling their gas so  cheaply in Now York that several of the  metropolitan newspapers are filled with it  every day.���������Detroit Journal.  Buffalo is to have a new union station  to cost ������6,000,000, w.ith a waiting room 80  by 235 feet, that will be the largest in the  world. How about this, Boston?���������Gardiner Reporter-Journal.  Buffalo is in a flutter over an extremely  wicked Midway that it expects to have at  the Pan-American exposition, and can't  think of a suitable name for it. Why not  call it Hamburg Paradise?���������Rochester  Democrat.'  All because of a blessed war to the  knife squabble between rival companies  New York is now enjoying 65 cent gas.  Father Knickerbocker will be a weak old  gentleman if he lets them restore the  higher rate.  -MOTIVES AND METHODS.  A Missouri girl killed herself because  her sweetheart had gone to the war.  Robert F. Hayes, a Boston clerk, hanged  himself with his necktie as the noose.  Because his mother would  not let him  igo in swimming an Arkansas boy cut his  throat.  Forked branches of an apple tree were  used' as a noose by a Strouilsburg (Pa.)  suicide.  ... 'Champagne with arsenic in it was used  by a San Francisco man as a means of self  destruction.   ...  Her husband wanted to move, and she  did not. That led a Connecticut woman to  drink poison.  Fearing that his-wife would scold him  for getting homo late a newly made London bridegroom committed suicido.  "Ah, to seethe moon at a distance of  ono meter," was tho note left by a Paris  suicide explaining his motive for death.  UK1T1SH BUILDING FOR PARIS EXPOSITION*"." ,  1        ���������   'twere the.*��������� exposition   twice   or   more the-,  size that it is every . foot-.of space would  be crowded with   exhibits.    The nation*  of the far east   are   preparing   to send to  Paris the best samples lot -their peculiar'*  products, and as at Chicago in 1893 they  Will form one of the greatest', attractions  of, the exposition.    The   native craftsmen  trc m r the   semi-civilized , and   barbarous  iilunclfl of the Paoiflc and   the - continent  ot Africa are rieing   rith   their   brothers  from the civilized   portions   of the world .,  In providing attractive features'-' for.-what  promises to be the greatest   exhibition of <'  all ages down to the present time.   ,  .In this great exposition the Dominion  of Canada will make a showing' that will-'  astonish many of the nations of Europe.  Our. country will be represented in every  department, and our exhibits >ViU* be of  the best,the world can produco in 'their  line, and some of them will be* ' indigenous only-to this country.  This expositlbrMBe,be -an - exposition''-"  of selection. Inommr words"each go.v;<jrn-  ntent is to selefct that which it wishes.to.--  occupytbe space allotted to it. It-will'_e  a competition between countrios and not  between individual exhibitors. For this  country there-,are now at work a great  number of judges in all lines selecting  with infinite care that which is best.  Only in the most general way has any  decision yet been made, and the successful contestants for space have- not yet  been announced.  The majority of buildings belonging  to the governments other than those of  Franco will be on the Quai d'Orsay. Of ,  the many government buildings at the  exposition none will surpass in splendor'  that of Great Britain. It will stand on  the Quai d'Orsay. This royal pavilion,  bs it is called, will bo an adaptation of  the Kingston House, Bradford-on-Avon,  Wiltshire, and is in the Jacobean style  (1604). Here the Prince of Wales will  hold royal receptions, to which not only  his own countrymen, but the p'eoplo of  the world will be admitted. When he is  not in-Paris tho building will be open to  the public at all hours/ This building is  now being constructed in London, and  will be transported to Paris in pieced  roiidy to be put   together.  COUNT   HASELAR.  Th*    fei  tperor    of    Germany's  Soldier���������His   Career.  Favorite  Count von Haselar. in whose honor  Emparor William of Germany has .nampd  the furthest-western frontier fort of the  Empire, is cailed the ".watchdog of tho.  German army." His title he derives from:  his iJOsition_ as commander of tlie Sixteenth Corps.  He is the Emperor's favor-  THE  CYNIC.  After a man has told you his troubles,  you know more about his kin.  You will find a loafer leech attached to  every industrious man or woman.  An honest man is one who admits that  his baldness is due to old age and not to  sickness.  Every bridegroom finds an excuse to re:  turn from his wedding journey sooner  than originally planned.  Every circus man lays all his plans on  the assumption that the people aro  chumps.    Every circus man gets rich.  After the people have worked themselves to death to raise a preacher's salary,  he decides that he jan do better elsewhere  and resigns.  It would be interesting to know how  much longer the week should be, in order  that the men may find their Sunday underwear ready without fussing.���������Atchison  Globe.  COT/NT   HASELAR. 7  Its soldier���������the embodiment of all that  loyalty to the imperial master so dear to  the heart of the present ruler. The.'asred  warrior (he is above 76) bears a striking  resemblance to Yon Moltke. Of cdurse,  he is a rigid disciplinarian, but he is  Boldier.clear through, and asks thep-tean***"  sst private in the ranks to endure no J  more hardships than he himself is quite  willing to suffer. It was these qualities  that moved the Emperor to give to the  new fortification the name of the faithful  old watchdog.' ���������'���������'.  BOB r***>~n *r-f*Hi*tq**t4. u*.������������:r +*<....*~tj-.  i r, *��������� ' i       ��������� "  -f*i������������������>���������*������ ���������i*W'^"^*^.1*'M***"^''*"''**-^^  ^  THE CUMBERLAND HEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  THE   FASHION   PLATE.  iv.  ft  R.  I'  .'���������  Peggy Primrose, Bcrgerc,' Robespierre',  Rojane and Trelawny are tho names of  the very latest round hats.  Taffeta  silk   trimmed   with cloth  and  ' cloth combined with  taffeta silk arc both  made uso of by French dressmakers.  It is whispered that already in Paris  thore is a silent reaction against tho mermaid style of dross, which is now universally worn.  New golf jackets aro being' made ol  brilliant green box cloth, with rovers and  ���������turned down collar and cuffs, faced with  vivid scarlet vicuna. '  Black and white effects in fashionable  hoadwear aro in evidence this season, and  -almost' without exception, the hats and  bonnets showing this delicate combination prove becoming.  All tho shades of  blue are  favored this  season.    Lobelia,   morning    glory,   flax,  lavender,  iris  and  forgctmenot aro  new  ���������choice bines in cloth, light summer wool,  . silk, vol vet, flowers and tulle.  A fabi'ic  which, among summer dress  goods,"-has not the  very  general   fault of  ���������shrinking, is jeans, which is  sold jn'very  ���������dainty pummor tints'and also in   various  extremely bright colors.'   This material is  not unlike sateen, having a smooth, glossy  surface and being of .generous width. -.  ,' Some of tho new bathing suits aro made  of clinging china  silk. ���������  There  are also  bathing  dresses of  French bunting, with  yokes of coarse  liet .or-lacp, and sleeve,  belt and .collar . bands  of tlie .goods, cov  ored with   rows  of cream s colored   braid  ���������and suits of black", blue or pure white al  batross '   . <������, -7     "       ***���������''.'  ��������� . Somo ofHthe new taffeta silk-skirts are  made witliout lining.    Tho skirt has throe  narrow trills at  the hem  and  two  more  put on, to siinulato a  deeply pointed overdress, but in this caso  th'o  unlined  skirt  is worn,over a very  elaborate  silk   petticoat, fitted and mado very muclvaftor the  fashion of a dress skirt.���������New York Post  The Coqn ette. <  A coquette is a being who wishes to  please. Alasl coquettes are too rare  'Tis a career that requires great abilities, infinite pains, a gay and airy spirit  'Tis the coquette that provides all  amusements, suggests the riding party,  plans the picnic, gives and guesses  charades, acts them. She is the stirring  element amid the heavy congeries of social atoms: the soul of the house, the  salt of the banquet. Let any one pass a  very agreeable week, or it -may be ten  days, under any roof, and analyze the  cause of his satisfaction, and one might  safely make a gentle wager that his solution would present him with the fiolio  pba_tom of a coquette.���������Lord Beacons-  lield.    ' '>  SUFFER NO MORE. There are thousands who, live miserable lives because  dyspepsia dulls' the faculties and shadows  existence with the cloud of depression.  One way to dispel the vapors that. beset  the vicoims of tbi3 disorder is to order  them a course of Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills, which are among the best vegetable pills known, ueing eisy to take and  are most efficacious in their action. A  trial of them will prove this.  LEGS ENTIRELY RAW  From his feet to his bcJy,  and ran a blood tinged,  irritating water.  Mrs. A. Keirstead, Snider Nit., H.B., teHi  how her little boy suffered, and how  B.B.B. cured him permanently.  Tlie Provincial  OIF  Must  IIn.r������ Been Inspired.  She���������''A doctor, in Berlin, after a great  deal of study, has discovered that married-men live longer than bachelors..  He "(imploringly)���������Save my lifel  She (joyously)���������Oh. Clarence, how  did'you guess that.I loved you?���������Ohio  State Journali  FREDDY KEIRSTEAD.  Help your children to grow strong and  robust  by counteracting anything that  ��������� causes ill-health. One great cause of disease in children is worms. Remove them  with Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator.  ,It never falls. -  ltemedy for Whooping* Cough.  ��������� At this season Whooping Cough is very  prevalent among some ot the children in  most families. It is not advisable to stop  thecoughing entirely, but relief should  undoubtedly besought Griffchs' Menthol  Liniment 'affords more prompt relief than  any other remedy. Also in cases of Croup  it affords.immediate relief.- - Try it. All  druggists. 25 cents.  the  Had Nerve Just tlie Same.  Wigg ���������-Private   Tremhley   of  Twentieth Kansas swam tbe Rio Grande  aliead of  Funston during the fight before Calumpit.        \  ' Wagg���������Yes; you can't tell by the  name of a man' how'.far.he'canswiin.���������  Cleveland Leader.  There is not a  mother in this land  who has a child suffering from skin disease in any form but  will thank Mrs. Keirstead, of Snider Mt.,  N. B., for telling of  the remarkable manner in which her boy,  Freddy, was cured  of one of the severest and most torturing of skin diseases  by the iise of Burdock Blood Bitters; and  not only relieved and cured for the time  being, but, mark 3*011, after eight years  the disease has shown no sign 0/returning.  The following is Mrs. Keirstead's  letter:��������� '  "With gratitude I ,can testify to, the '  wonderful curative powers of Burdock  Blood Bitters. Eight years ago our little1;  son, Freddy,'was afflicted with salt rheum  and was in a dreadful condition. His legs,  from the soles of his feet to his body, were*  entirely raw, and ran" a bloody water,  which appeared to burn and itch until he  was often in great agony.  ,  " After trying several remedies, we resolved to give B.B. B. a trial.  "You can imagine with what delight  and gratitude we saw our boy entirely  cured after using one bottle and part of  Hie second. We gave him the remainder  "��������� of the second bottle, and from that time  till the present he has never had a sign of  salt rheum or a sick day. You need not ���������  ���������wonder that I think there is no other  medicine can equal Burdock Blood Bitters  to purify the blood and build up the health  and strength." * .  HOUSEHOLD HINTS.  , "Fill.pinchusions with well dried coffee  grounds; for mice'or moths will never  touch them, and the needles and pins will  . not rust. ,      - ,    ,  - Keep a little package of absorbent cotton in, one of the sideboard drawers. If  oil, milk or cream is,spilled on a woolen  - dress or>coat, a, bit ofthe' cotton instantly  applied .will romoveall traces of the stains. ���������  ���������     'It is the suggestion qf a housewife that  'molasses' will_ remove  the   grass  stains.  . often found  on-the ^iynmcr  clothing of  children. , The mo 1 ������������������!*"-"_*>is, rubbed biTaa  " if it "were soap, after which the garment is '  washed as.usual  ULCERKURE Heals tlie Worst Barti-Wire Cuts.  Minaret's Liuiment Cnres Dandrnff.  "Would  De Welcomed. <  "I'wish the kaiser could spare time  to come over here for awhile," remarked  the Chinese emperor.  "What-fdr?"'  "I'd like to have hiin give the empress dowager a few of his ideas about  a kiag's rights and the way he ought  to be treated."���������Washington Star.  ft  Why will you allow a cough to lacerate  your throat or lungs aud run the ri-k ot  tilling a consumptive'- grave, when, by  the timely u������e of Bickl9's Anti-Consumptive fcyrup the pain cau be-allayed  and the danger avoided. This syrup is  pleasant to tho taste, and unsurpassed for  relieving, healing and curing all affections of the throat and lungs, coughs,  colds, bronchitis, etc., etc. ������.  Preparing- For the  Campaigm.  Mrs. Wayback���������What on earth are  ye carry-in all our nice new furniture  out in the barn fer. Silas V  Silas���������I want ther house ter hev an  air of rustic simplicity when the summer boarders come.���������New York Journal. "  Minard's Linfmnnt for sale everywhere.  An Artistic Proposal. -  'Lofter���������Indeed. Miss de Vine. I must  say it���������yoa-are the starof^tlie links. ',  "Miss de*Vine���������Now "that is very nice  of -you. and you are the first to discover  me too. ������ :       ;,.-"������������������  '   "Then may I have an/ astronomer's  reward?"      " ''    '   ' ��������� * "  *  ' "What is that.'Mr. -Lottery   .',  -. "The" right to gWe you jay.-nanie."���������  " BrooklvnEifer^' '"- -*���������-*" 7������      - *-*,    ,-,   -  S ���������      '  >.' No Company For Him.   ,  ' Rich Old Party���������What dc-' you want  *;��������� wife.-for when you can hardly support  Hyourself V Why. sir. my daughter would  starve! -  Suc-okina (with great dignity)���������Well  <ii\ if  you are   the kind of  man to let  your daughter and her husband, starve  ( don't wish to enter the family.���������Fup  Britannia and Colombia.  Britannia was suffused as to her eyes  with motherly tears.  ,   "My child." she protested, "I  have  'no purpose iii life except to see you settled 1" ���������      ,������    .   '  "Oh. mammal" exclaimed Columbia.  J!*Tow, Columbia was not an unnatural  daughter, but there was the Irish and  German vote to be thought of.���������Detroit  Journal. -   ,  "A RECOGNIZED KEGULATOR ���������To  bring the digestive organs into symmetrical working is the * aim, of physicians  when they find a patient,suffering from  stomachic irregularities, and fori this purpose they can prescribe nothing better  than Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, .which  will be lound'a'pleasant'"medicine of surprising virtue in bringing the rcfactory  organs���������,Jnto subjection and "lestorlng  themto" normal action.,in which condition only can they perform their duties  properly. ' '  K'.  -K  This Uotx Can Spell.  There is a South Side lady who owns  a Gordon setter which she ., believes is  endowed with almost- human' intelligence. * This is not a hastily formed nor  unfounded opinion, but has been developed by years, of experience. Here is  one,of the many.incidents from which  has sprung her faith in her dog:  Last  Sunday,   having   finished,, her  dinner, the lady went into tho. drawing  rooni to.read the paper.    On a rug near  'the' window.;.the   setter   was   basking  drowsily in   the  sun.    The  lady's two  (,r-i sons were still in   the  dining room fin  |,)"iahing the repast, and the mother over  j-heard   something    said   about    bones  >..' Now, the good lady has a mortal dread  that her  beautiful  dog will  choke  to  death on a  bone  some day, so, raising  her voice, ,she called out: 7.  "Boys, don't give Dan any c-h-i-c-k-,  e-n "b-o-n-e-s," spelling these two words  so the dog's attention would hot be attracted, "lam afraid he will choke. "  ��������� As she spelled "chicken" the dog  raised his head and listened ; at "bones''  he got up, walked into the dining room  And looked at the; bones the beys were  picking..  _3_S    GTJKED  NO KNIFE���������NO PLASTER.  DEPT. W. N. ABBOTT,  MYRON  MASON MEDICAL CO.  Slierbourne Street, Toronto.  DLCERKDEE--Swift Cure lor Mm 0a_ or Ivy.  CANNOT-.BE BEAT.���������Mr. M. Stein-  back, Zurich, writes:���������*'I have used Dr.  Thomas' Eclectnc Oil in my family for a  number of years, and 1 can safely say  that it cannot be beat for the cure of  crdup. fresh cuts and sprains. My little  boy has had attaofes of croup sevefal  times, aud one dose of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil was sufficient for a perfect cure.  I take great pleasure in recommending it  as a family medicine, and I would not be  without a bottle in the house-"  Tlie Cnltnrrd AVny to Say It.  ,    Chicago Woman���������My dear, isn't your  watch a little fast?  Boston Woman (severely)���������It is not.  It's only a little premature.���������Jewelers'  Weekly ,   s *  A   Pliotogrnph.  "Excellent photograph of Smith I"  "ExcellentI    He   looks 'enough   like  ���������Himself "in it to be his own brother 1"���������  ' '-'tl"i)'t- Journal.  POULTRY POINTERS.  Fowls of all kinds prefer open air.  Milk is an excellent food for fowls now.  Two by four inch scantlings mako good  perches.  Unhealthy parents cannot produce  strong, vigorous chicks.  For cholera take th6 bird as soon as noticed and feed it soaked bread, plentifully  "spiinkled with black pepnur.  Tho last eggs of each hen's clutch are  not so fertile as thc first, ncr will the  chickens from them bo so strong  The nests should be made up new frequently���������at least onc'o a month Afresh  coating of whitewash' at the sumo time  will be found beneficial. '  Tamo hens sit and lay better and fowls  of all kinds fatten better when not subject to sudden fright, as is often tho caso  vy hen the hens are not tame.  The hot, dry weather we generally have  in July and August is very hard on young  poultry. On this account the hatching  ought to be finished up in good season,before this time.  A Soup- of Clieer.  De worl' is not too po' for 70a:  You gwnic tor r::t yo' (ill  You dun no whnt in sto' fer you  Outside dat grocery bill.  ���������  Den clieer up  En beitr up,  Hit. ain't no use ter rear up.  You dunno what 111 sto' fer yoa  Otside dat grocery bill.  De da'k cloud 'driftin turn de bl_&  De sun done kiss de Iii 11.      ,  You dunno what in sto' fer'you  Outbide dat grocery bill.  Den cheer up  En boiir up.  Hit ain't no n e ter rear up.  You dunno what in s>to' fer you  'Outside dat niocery bill.  TV. N. U.     22S  SAVE  You cannot be happy while you have  corns. Then do not delay in getting a  bottle of Holloway's (Jorn Cure. It removes all kinds of corns without pain.  Failure with it is unknown.  5 4  The Widoiv-'a Devotion.  There was a man hanged for murder  in Sydney, Australia.    By his widow's  consent, his figure was  exhibited in   a  "local was works show.    Every  Sunday  for-six months the woman, dressed   in  deepest  mourning,    called  and  put  a  clean shirt on  the unresisting  form of  the wax man.   Then her visits stopped.  Some time after, happening to meet the  manager of  the show the lady explained, with   many   blushes, that   she  had  married again, and   her   new   husband  energetically objected to her jvifely attention to the toilet of No. 'T's  graven  iiiinca. '  B3' ordering* for personal and  1 ouseho'd needs in any quantity  you require direct from a store  that handles more merchandise  and sells cheaper ' tha 1  any wholesale h o u s e.  'SliJIXING- FOB CASH  AND AT OSB PRICE  TO ALL/. Stocks include Men's and AVo-  inen's Clothing 1 eidy to wear nnd materials  for same, House Furnish In ;>-s cf all kinds,  Books, Silverware,' Watches, Jewelry,  Drugs, Groceries ami Provisions. Large  II usiratcrl Catalogue with ful. 1 aiticulars of  how 10 order will l,c sent free. Write a fojt  card for it.  THE  ROBERT_  ���������lOKOXTO, ONT.  Directors: II. II. Fpdokr, J. W.  A E. Ami's.  COMPANY  LIMITED  FLAVEL-E,  RAINY RIVER NAVIGATION GO.  laard's Liniment Meres Ifenralgia,  Steamers .Keenora, Edna Brydges, City of  Alberton.  The steamer Keenora will leave Rat Portage  every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9  p. m. for Fort Frances, Mine Centre, and all  points on Rainy River and Rainy Lake. For  rates, etc., apply to any Canadian Pacific Ry.  agent or to���������  GEO. A. GRAHAM, Manager,  Rat Portage, Ont. ���������.  Mutual Hail Insurance Go.,  _VEA._XriTO-3_A._ -   -  ESTABLISHED   1891.     <^,     HEAD "OFFICE:    465   MAIN"   STREET.  #  The ORIGINAL aiid ONLY HAIL INSURANCE COMPANY IN MANITOBA FOR THE  PAST EIGHT YEARS, chartered by and conducted strictly under the laws of the Government  of Manitoba, by MANITOBA FARMERS ONLY, FOR THE FARMERS.  _  No foreign'canvassers employed by this company. .  . 1_  No salaries paid to Directors.  No accumulated funds to be divided among the Directors.        , ��������� ,*  No proxy secured for any OFFICIAL to vote at meetings in 3*.our absence. > '  No control of the Company EXCEPT BY THE INSUHERS ONLY.  '  No binding you to pay-assessments for live years to come. -  All losses equitably adjusted. '* * .'      ��������� -       -*    . - <  Even-thing square, open and above board in YOUR OWN OLD AND RELIABLE .CPU-  PANY, which has paid to loseis by hailstorms over (.ii.v.u,0U>) . **     . _     ,  ONE    HUNDRED   THOUSAND   fiOI^LARS  During the past Eight Years.'.- "'-' -: * ....:  Fai'iiievs Mahe Certain that ypu Insure Against Sail  with tho local agents of THE PROVINCIAL MUTUAL, who* are men resident iii your/own  districts, ana known to you, and thus secure CERTAIN PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY,  from your own farmers' .company which is thoroughly mutual, and at the LOWEST POSSIBLE  COST. , -,       '" . , J' .   ''  BOARD   OI?   DIBECTORS    -TOIR.   1899:     . '  '���������''"     ',  H. B. BROWN, Morden.     '  T. "L. MORTOX..M. P. P., Gladstone  C. J. THOMSON, Vh-den.  ROBERT  ���������     JAS. "MOLLAND.'Glendale.  FRANK SOHTJi-TZ, Baldur.  JOHN FENTON, Deloraine;  STRANG, Winnipeg.  OF THE FARMERS.  BY THE FARMERS.  FOR THE FARMERS.  .y  .*>, ^M  ". *-%  .:,7-&J  ' "A-SJ  ��������� , !;wl  L"-/."v-ftTl  - ���������:��������� -.Xi\  / av/;.  7;'A--vl  -fi:^'*"?  >M,  C-   Vi  THE MANITOBA FARMERS' MUTUAL HAIL  I2SrSTJ_R_^___NTCE     G O 3_v_C &J������.2Xr^52r���������  HEAD OFFICE:   503 Mclntyre Block, Winnipeg-; Manitoba.    '']  We pay our Josses the same year the loss occurs., .*;--/   ' j  ���������. We have oyer .two million .dollars oi insurance in force..'  ' ,We promptly and satisfactorily^adjust.'all losses as can' be-.''^ <(-^  seen by testimonials "from some of our members "published in  another column/ -.        ..   -   ' >       *   -v  For reliable insurance that insures'apply to--  E. A. TAYI_0_������;/Ma'hager.  5 03   McINTYRE   BLOCK,   WINNIPEG,'1 MANITOBA,  i,,**   *'       .''.'     '     'j\  1,   >.u '<"��������� ���������  ? *M  ���������:>?m  ���������\uP\  M' Va*l  S".  t -.  EDDY'S:..'..- ���������'.'-'���������':.7*  7-'##|  1 *<     W'-T  ' --slip.  ������5  */������v"  ^  TELEGRAPH MATCHES m  4fc-   FOREMOST"in 1899' ������  t  *  *  *  1  I FIRST in 1851.  ^ The MOST of the BEST MATCHES  ���������jfe for the Least Money.  ^ COUNT THEM FOR YOURSELF AND SEE.  7,1  ���������/ '^\  C-"Jf\  ���������WS^.^SSS'SS'W  f  f  HIGH, GRADE   PLOWS, ^ SEEDING    MACHINES,  Carriages,   Wagons, Barrows, Windmills;  Ac.   COCRSHUXX PIOW CO., Winnipeg.  It's ho Trick  I  He knows,  His patron knows,  and ..everybqdy   knows  that  this can  contains  the   purest,   best,   and  most   delicious   Coffee,  that expert buyers can  procure.   It's  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee,  that's the reason.  To  make Biscuits, Ruffles, etcT, nice  and  light and wholesome whon ybu use  It Is unsurpassed ���������>.     ...  in LEAVENING   STRENGTH;  is ABSO-LUTEtT  PURE,  and "LOT-TIN PRICE.  THE   DYSON -GjBSON   CO.  BRITANNIA, BEAVER and-BUFFALO are the finest India and  Ceylon TEAS packed. Put up by  MacKENZIE & MILLS, Winnipeg  *_EST IOU FORGET:���������Write for Prices  on Oream Separators, Gasoline Engines, Tread  Powers, and everything used in the Cheese  ""motory, Creamery or Dairy. If you have ten  cowa,one of our Hand Separators "WILL SAVE  its coat the first year.  Winnipeg:.  LUCAS, STEELE k BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries '  ������n!8 AS. Hamilton, Ont.  Circle Teas  Iu. S. & B; Coffees  L. S. & B. Extracts  _.. S. & B. Spices ,     if ���������'���������"it-lf **��������� v ���������* ������������������rw-wftitt'-n-i-wnrritryirjij r  ^HE    CUMBf RLAtt'B -Jfi'Vys.  -!T������^T<j(^jwifei;^uifiji),l.l.iitfi   y'jt'i1 )>ii"j'i  'l(f *'���������������   mil***  ^������      _���������  .���������'_     "ff*  _i__-  . .<��������� > - >s .  iSS^ED EVJ3UF SA_^RDAy.-*-  t___U-U_u  _tt_k  *~M. K. Blilsett I&lt6>.  . -The:c������l&n__s of _*���������$_ -^^.������re;<������i?������n?to;_n  $t-o jrUh'to express therein (VieTca.pn ,_iatt-  Whv* we 4o not b������ld"_tirBe\ye8 fjesfroiun.  HAe^lr t-fe prances df .-correspondents* we'  *������������_en&   t|ie right   :qi   d-etfinmjg tp Spsert;  $ft$R&&icfition|3 pnpeceasarily persQU&Ryt  r'''1''"':-'-.---'---'1 ''' " '"���������***--"'���������''������������������ "--y"*���������  idf AUverti-er. *_-ho want tb.t. ,*fcd  $WtNb   iSi^a i_^t ' ,oopy >:&  jby  pa.m. 4ay $ejte"e issue.  ^SATURDAY,  AUG.   5th,  -i-^*   AU  1....W -������'  1899. i  dtH-  one |th������_i one-third $_e ���������cost. It is  vaecl j^riRcfipaly as fa _olvent in $li_  makaug -of shellac "garnish and in  mating celluloid a&d photographic  paper. It makes beautiful dy_  tin_e_ i$ -"antiseptic, and is used for  linatiaetfts and for skin rubbing in  bath-houses.  Ife-h iPletcJier .*$s noticed in ithe  3$is;w$ it-Kip ���������***&$* ^tgQ, ?idclreB_ed a  |ftir^hje4 ������**$&&rig '$������t (0p.urteria^ Ag-;  *��������� j^icuilAU'-pil IJa;l;l .on -the .evening of \  fcfce-������7th.   .^bj-ect,  "The Fi?i������nds  ��������� ��������� and jFoesf$f ihfe jParmer."   :4-UWho  ^^rd^t'le^-c^dgent-iemto were':  ���������^eligh^ xi-thi^lie masterly man-  7 jner,-he handled his^ibjeot.   -'The  . #bjeK*ft. pf (this {$������������������ other, lectjiu^s at  {_>r_q_r_."* lDi3tii,utes-is to'el-lcit^lis-:  suasion, :ain^ .thereby hear -the-ex-,  jP������d|ouc*9 of ihe:$i(fereat persons in-  ���������ifi^reS^e-,-   The -side i-remarks made  , Vy..the:Dr. *$gfu*ding the^ltVe 'of  'jtHiese''S-arine"cs5 Meetings wei**e ,in-  ^���������^l-^je-no.v gh ijto *wake ,us up.   ������Je >  j&S&1*-& ���������*���������-#������ '^jt-vmg * -li-ve pi-es^ient |  'antf secretary .tp^-tvour meetings;  .on Unqe "#n4 .P^Ver exceed a_ -iioiir���������  fcHtl a haM^pitha,t t^'ef.pllpwmg*aay  Xio pqe -Will .l-e.gTumblingabot^t the  jla-t^e hfour l_te meeHng  lasts..    By'.  JSPffte toisun^eratandiivg ,ibe formal  '-, ���������ftolj'&w .w.exe rrpt gent to the mem-  "feet^. ThiSjjrip^oubi was the cause,  jtft -the '.toeeting b^iog^ftiaUe.r tha;*n it:  ;.*^a4 *������y.e .^een.  ������   .-     * ' *-.  ������������������ *������^- ���������  -aii Li,  Oyer 60 ;per c������uit. of wood W^y be  ^converted into Aiciuid.   The rStirang-  ,mi hs&tlftdjfl 5>i;e8a*u������ woul^ ^eit  ^uee*e one half of Cine per cent, of ^  ^pcdsiiuxe fro,m dVy #tP0d; %&&. by^  ���������tofti^ing tthe Baoae inaierial inio^ii'  ���������jiron *eto'it ,and'.converting ���������.i.tinioj  vqjijrcrop^l by .means ,p.f be'^tt,-the-gaa-  'jea ;?in^:si^oke,'.to Xhevextei\t'.of fully  i6$ 't$es-&QR.t* $ the weight 'of ihe  \W*pod,  a^^.-may be ;oondewse������_ inbo  .^y-rolignepus ���������^cid>.fi;om wliich are  ���������Job.tained wood alcohol, .^celaiaof  ^lirae 'anpl'wood  tars.   A. chord  of.  \wood weighing  4,000 poundsrpro-:  <^L\ic.s-about 2_,650'poupds of pyro--  igneous aci^ '700 pounds of'cbar-  ���������l^O.al.   -The   ,-proligneous acid fcom  "-ojfte-cor.^ of -woodpooduces -nine gal-'  ������������������jlpiis ,pf 8-2 --per-ce lit ���������crude wood al-  ���������jjsoQ^o'l, 200 pp-urjds'ofe'ceiate ai Jiaie  ���������.'^p^*:Sbb,tifc--26 gallons of tar, besides  ������������������^^'b-ushels .ol'.charcoal.  ���������^.ft'e'ri^epyrpl igneous acid'is n_u-  ^frli^ed wi*oh lime'the w__d alcohol  ^ t#sitr'l.-edfoff, ^he lirae holding the  ���������jatce't-b in solution.   After tlie -separ-.  *^tipn of -thfe^wood -spirit,* the -remain-.  -ji^g-liq-tiM-as bbited^cr^Q in pans to;  "^ ^ttgft'y, which is driedj and becomes^  ���������^e,"^ea*^ate of *lioie ;m*Vcbmmerce.'  ^cet^e^l:^it3ctB is used fpr making'  'i#c_it^'j7^cidl-   felly ���������������������������ithre'e-fiftb3 of  -&11 t^e^ood alcohol --and acetate pfi;  }ijgae ^J.tj<fduced i atthe w:prld are made?  ���������]by ^P^Cferuited ,Sta;tes.   ������������������__ consider--;  ;.?-b,le '^t^tity'-ia ^alsp.produced by;:  jS-wedeji -\-S6_id .at;t,l^e exhibiton now":  fagifng ^idr^Btoci:hplm.speeic_ierits  flft^y fae '$*&���������   Over 15,000 acre3 of  iOs^t ���������ipe^'year :are pleaded -in  the  ?':^"(iit# /iStat(e_.   "^ooli ;ii*lcohol af-  *^cii;dB.:'a- p^fenct -Substitute for gr?iin  -���������^il.cohpl -for martiifa'cturing aud me-  '6^$qa;l ���������purees, and at less.^^ian  A f &_P TO TEXADA ISLAND,  *GOMM-UNICA_feD.  At the invitation of a frifend I accompanied himin his steabi launch  on A trip to the now famous Texada  Island to see the new.smel-Ler in operation. I used the word-, Fa'nrbus,  advisadly by the known fact that  the purchcse of the Iron Mines by  Mr. Rockfeller, New York, goes to  prove tlie saying that Texada is  rich in minerals: gold, silver, troii,  and -copper. Well, I think I will  do as th'e Irishman did who was  climbing out of Ibe well by a rope  and when half way np let go the  rope to spit on his hands to get a  good grip, and start from the beginning. Themorning was lovely and  the suu shone on the waters of the  bay as we stepped on board of the  steain launoti where We were welcomed by Capt. Carter-and chief engineer H. -SmUh*. The a,_tcho_ was  weighed and as our noble craft  glided through the "waters of the  bay a feeling of pleasure prevailed  over one add all, and made me  think of the old song  The sea, the sea, Ijove.the deep  blue sea  The blue above and the blue below.  Yes, -there, was something else than  blue below as you will shortly hear.  Our gallant hUle steamer '_*ieam_d  past Islands to ri'_>hl and kit, whose  verdure gave pleasure  to ihe  eye  out; again   inlo   the   deejp   waters  where in the far distance could be  seen the Rock -Sound coast off of  our expectation the Island oi Texada, while we we.e rasing  on t'ae  distant land and wondering at thle  shortness of  time in which "nature  could changetbis scene of calmness.  We were si Allied by the cry of one  .'of .the ?c^ew, "There ,������she  blows"-!  glasses wese instantly leveled in the  'direction   and  showed to   our delighted  vision one of 'the " grtfndesft  sights  we ever  'saw.    A  monster  whale  followed by  two thrashers  bent   on   mischief.   Through   the  kindness  of   Captain   Carter   our  course was  altered to enable  us to  get a -nearer and closer view.    When  within  three hundred yards  from  <the monsters, the whale suddenly  ������������������leaped clea"r Put of water throwing  himself on his  side, causing  great  waves as in a stoim, then out from  the troubled waters rose, on each  side side of the whale the fins of the  thrashers bringing them  down on  back of the whale with a sound like  thuhder.   This was continued until  we had got w*ithin a hundred yards  off the scene of action.   The whale  seemingly getting the worst of the  worst of the fight.    Many times did  the whale spring bodily up out of  *the water only  to be met by  his  persistent enemies.    With sharp re*-  _ounding   blows  near  and  nearer  did we get "until we observed every  move *!_*"& "'was  made by the cona-  bata_tts;^ti:ddenly our chief engineer,  (who is an  old   whaler)   shouted  that we were to near to be ���������coBafort-  table.    "Captain for God's sake'bbli't  ship or we may get thrashed .inst.ea^  -oi ths Whale."  To be oontilmed-.  Reflections op a bachelor.  Next to .being bad the er.r^cst  thing is being worse.  If you want to find out to a dead  certainty whether women afe angels  ask an angel.  There is nobody who can belfeve  in mind-reading without shuddering at what people would discover  about him.  The 'average women gets her first  impression of masculine hypocrisy  from the things her husband tells  her about the other men she knows.  With her husband the  average  woman seems to act as if she thought,  she didn't need to be tender of his  feelings because she loves him  * ' ���������  The Hindoos have some sensible  ideas. They say that a devil first  invented a woman, but that it was  his-wife who first thought of moonlight.  It is curious how a moman gets a :  sore throat from wearing too little -  covering down below and rheuma-  matism in the footjfrom too little' ?  around her shoulders.  A women likes to  have a lot of .  jewels so. t%'at when "het  feelings  have been hurt she can leave them*  off and come down to dinner dressed in black and looking, very sad.  ' If it was as .hard to get married  as it is to get divorced people would  break their necks trying to stay in  the halters ' they now txy to .get o������."t  oi.       . -���������������   -*     - 7���������-  WB. ARE PREPARED  TO TURN OUT EVERY  THING   IN, THE   LINE  OF JOB PRINTING-'TO  PLEASE THE EYE AND  SUIT THE TASTE AT  REASONABLE     PRICES  w*r  SO YEARS'  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE MARKSr  DESIGNS,  COPYRICHTS &Or  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, Whether an'invention ia  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing-patent*  to America.   We have a Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. reoeiV9  special notice in the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  tieantlfaHy illustrated,  largest clrculatio- of  any scientific journal, weekly, terms $3.00 ayear;  tlJO six months.    Specimen copies and V   loos ON Patents sent free.  Address  MUNN   &  CO.,  361 Broadway, New York.  For Sale  One "STEWART BANJO"  *.and one "COLUMBIA GUITAR," both new. Anyone  wanting a Banjo or Guita-r  would get a bargain in purchasing one of these fine instruments.  Chas. Segrave, -Lo'&sft  Agent, Cumberland.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services H  the evening. Rev. Ji X. Willemar  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH,~Services '  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworih   League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 3:3a  ReV. W. HlGKS, pastor.    D  ST.  GEORG  CHURCH.-^Services  7 p. m. Sunday   School  at 2:30.    Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at   the close of evening  service.    Rev. W.  C.  Dodds, pastor.  :<-4gr^e������*^^  Cumberland  Hotel-  ���������COIL'dunsmuir avenub  ,    AND    SECOND     STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be ������sure  and stay at the Cumberland,  Hotel, First-Class   Accbmo^a*-.-  tion for transient and perman--*  ent boarders.  Sample Rooms and  Public Hall . ;j  Run in Connection with   Hotel,   if  Rates from $1,00 to $2.00 "per day.,  JE'S   PRESBYTERIAN      fi A ITU I PI   J     PlPPPH  ervices at it  a,������i. and 1  JJQ-I{UC-I   d.   T 1KI Llj  St.' John's   Catholic    Church���������Rev.  . J. A. Durand, Pastor.    Masa   ou   Sundays  8:30 or 11 o'clock a. m.       Notice   of  hour  given e"_c_.'Saturday.'  a? ���������  ��������� ��������� ��������� _ i.   -��������� ������������������ -���������' ��������� ������������������������������������������������������ i���������-^���������  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill  Heads, Envelopes, Business  C ar4s, Shipping Tags, Posters  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars  Funeral Notices, etc.,  ,AT   VERY    LOWEST   PRICES  i 'if' i i i '**  FOB SALE.  FOR SALE.���������101 acres of land near  Courtenay.    App y at this office. ' '  .   'FOR   SALE.���������Valuable    .property    in  JO-niborlaud. "."Fur.further 'information ap-  Ay to News Office.  mtaammmmmamaamtmmwamamammaamawaaaaaaawaaaaaamaawmwamaaamaaaaamaaamammaamm  i*FOR fSALE.-��������� A number of  young pigs, difierent sizes: Berk-  s&ires. Wm. IjEwis,  ���������Courtenay.  INSURING!.    ���������  I am agent for the following reliable  -companies:  The Royart Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  James Abrams.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.   "���������Give us a trial.  H-frGH GRANTS SOU.  WANTED���������To form a class for  shorthand. Latest improved Pitman system. Apply at -News  Office.  - Milk,, Butter, Eggs, and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO A  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  arid do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  gD: KILPATRIGK.  o  o  o  o  o  c  o  o  o  o  o  o  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOOO OOOO-OOOOOQ  ' il  ������������������������,  7--/*'  Espimait^l^toaMrj^  Steamship City of Nanaimo will ���������all /aft  follows, calling at way parts as freight ant  passengers may offer. _    ^  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo ( |  Tuesday 7 a.m������. .1'  ***    N-anaimo for Comox, '{  Wednesday 7 a.m������  . Comox for Nanaimo  Priday *8 a.m     ,  **      Nanaimo for Victoria, /  Saturday 7 a.m. \1  .OB Freight tickets  and Stat������*   ';  room apply on board, y  GEO. L. OOITBTNKY,        , /  Traffice Manager    M  COURTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,  Callum, Proprietor.  JL. M. 4__e>f|  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTOK;  smith and Carriage Maker.  **aa*ck  Union Srewcry,  ppesh Laf_p Beep ������������������l?p������oviN'd_  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Parisr.  A reward of $Sii30 will be :paid for inio-Taation   leading  to convidiion -oil  person_ witholcli-rig or deistroying-any feegs belonging ^to this con^anyv  HENRY BEIFEL,   Manager.  '#i-^-:'  'The Money you spend  Is still to .your Credit.  when a man luys SHOREY'S Ready Tailored CloChing,  the money he pays for "it is really on 'deposit as it would'be in  a bank. It the clothes do ftio_ prove to be satisfactory in  every respect,'fit, finish and workmanship he can go back to  the dealeriand get his money back. What more can .you ask?  This guarantee isa part of every sale of Shorey's "Clothing.  A card to ithat -effect is found _n the pocket of each garment.  Y6%i do^nofc fin^ such carHsiin ^the pockets *o������ -ox4i������ary-iclothes.  iJSow <&������ yoii f  iiM __l<l-tl-  ,vm0um,m tmmttomt+mgi  .������!i--A^i-"gg  Fdr S^.le by Ste-yenson & Cp. %  'k-  1W.WL   '-f-S  "tfa*  MIN>US THREE MEN-  "Diaffta Arrives Home "With Flag at J?al������  #_a_fer,Si_all Ott-er Qatch.  A_;ter a long cruise in-search <3f .seal  |] And   otter, the   schooner   Diana, \Cjapt.  .Nel_o_, "returned to port yesterday 7*yith  her flag at half-mast out o������ ,res,pe������t for  thr**������ of her ������r.e*w, who ,aa ' "told ispt the  Colonist' some ,t|me ago, lost their .lives  ' through "being capsized out of a boat oil  the Coast, on the 9th Qf Api-fl last.," The  men were Al. Donaldson, a CalifOKnian  and well-known seal hunter,; 'G. R. Stewart,  a young .Englishman; who was on  his first cruise as bont-iwillerj;   and 3>uke  l\ M������Gee,  Another   hunter.      The  JDiana  [/ brings   home three' otter    ,ekins,   1#ken  ���������since the  closed  sealing  season.     iPre-  vibiisly she had made a   ������atch' of 776  ���������seal, .making a fairly profitable season,  a* tiie otter skins alone will net for her  n'-nearly $1,500.     The Mary Taylor was  the -only  vessel  which   the  Diana  has  -spoken in recent weeks.    She was seen  ���������on June 16, heading either for Behriug  .���������Sea or the Copper Island coast.  I  , HEALTHFUL AND WBALTHFUL.  v  The Klondike a Good Place For Invalids  to Go  l\  }! Among the passengers down from Dawson  on the last trip of the Dlrigo were three  ... Bisters of St. Anne.two of whom have been  l! connect-d *wlth Ihe -osplta.1 at that $>lnce  (|''-ever since its establishment two years ago.  ) "The party are Sister Mary Prexedes, Sister  I Mary.of the Cross and Sister Mary, of John.j  ''��������� "Sister   Prexedes   was   formerly ������roneeted  with the hospital at "Montreal, and went to;  ' the   -Jo-th   to Inspect  the  hospital- there  ���������v-about a1 month ago, In company  with the  " Mpther^General,   also   from   Montreal,   and  two -nvmswho _ave *been sent to Dawson,  Kto  nurse  the  sick  m  the  hospital   there..  % The -Mother-General  will  not return  until  \December,  and  Sister Prexedes  will   wait  f ,,  jBritisfh -army. "Sir .Julian P^uneefojte expressed regret -that the plenary jgessiori  thad been so suddenly summoned, as the  British government had intended -to  make 41 statement regarding daxn-dum  ���������bqllets. The conference agreed to leave  the minutes of the session over, for the  insertion ,of the British statement".  Mr.' Andrew D. White, the president  of the United States delegation, then  spoke in opposition to the prohibition of  such bullets' a sthe dum-dum. Mr.  "White's arguments made a great impression upon the delegates, especially,when  he explained that .the adoption of the  ���������proposal -would not prevent the use of  'another "bullet, which had .already been  invented, and w_5ch would attain the  ���������same _nd' as the ���������dum-dum, but in a-  much more cruel manner. The new mis--  sile, Mr. White said, was outside the  specific definitions of the present proposal. '  Cnpt Orozier, military member of the  United States delegation, proposed as a  substitute: '/The use of bullets should  be prohibited which inflict unnecessarily  cruel Injury, -such as explosive bullets,  and in general every kind of bullets exceeding the limits necessary to put a  man hors d'eombat." ������  A long discussion ensued as to whether  a vote should be taken upon the original  proposition, or Captain Crozier's. .The  latter was finally ehosen to be voted  upon. 0  Sir Jiilian Pnuncefote announced that  he would accept Captain Crozier's proposal, but it was rejected by a vote of  17 to 8. ,  M. Van Karnebeck's version was then  adopted, Great Britain and . the United  States -alone voting against it, and the  Portuguese delegate abstained from voting.  . The eight countries voting with Capt.  Crozier were the United States, Great  Britain,   Denmark,     Greece,     Portugal.'  "W  "W  ���������*���������*���������������������������"!W*  ���������**a~mim  her return In this city.   One of tbe nurses "j China and a_other     All except the two  iccoSaSlng Sister Prexedes here is on j first. named  supported the Crozierc pro  II Blck leave,, the climate of the North not-  [{-eemlng to agree wlt_ her. "The Catholic  k) -church and hospital at Dawson City are .in  'V a very prosperous condition,'!, said Sister  Prexedes yesterday afternoon, when speak-  wa ing to a reporter; "and the buildings are.  VAmvch better than I.expected to find them  Ii There were 145 patient* in ,the hospital  at one time last winter, mostly suffering  ii from   typhoid  fever  and  a  few  cases  of  ' ������curvy������ which kept the nurses pretty busy.  ir   "Tbe tr^> "North was a very pleasant one,  ��������� and I. enjoyed lt~ greatly. As -soon as the  J* railway between Skagway and Bennett is  i< Diit-'lh good condition a ride to the Klon-  Iv4dike andbaclc again will make an excellent  i excursion tour, as the scenery is something  K not aeen In any other -part of the world.  I There are no hardships ,to encounter on the  Titrlp: and everything is-in first-class style.  Kit will be an .Ideal "trip for Invalids to take  ���������' as a tonic and health- renewer."  1.   . *. BROKEN SHAFT. .  liner, Boseowit* Meets Witli an Accident, and is'Towed to Port.  , When berthing at tbe Port Simpson  i' -wharf recently, the steamer Boscowitz  I' Tbrpke her shaft and ha-a to "be towed to  \ Vifctbria. ... She arrive* last' evening in  1,1-tow of the -Capilano, ������?nd will at once  ' --nTake repairs. > The C,ffpil������������-<*-picked* the  ,.'Uoicowitx*uEVon'herReturn fromSku^  \ way. whither shex_*ad-\aken,70 fr^, ������������  I] cattle from Vancouver. She had called  It In nt Simpson on other business, and had  If -only to wait while the Boscowitz beach-  ' ed to have her propeller removed before  ������tom*jng to Victoria. She -brought no  ipassengers from Skagway, and no ui-ws,  -having *_aile<l from the Northern termi  |: nal a week ago. She calif- at Nanaimo  .yesterday, and the Boscowits purser  (tame on by rail to Victoria.  3BTTBII ItBPORTS FROM ATLTN.  .(Difference in Opinion  Regarding Richness, .Twft Government iUnani-  *" mously 'Condemnefl.  "Mr. JV S. Harvey, writing to the Col-;  R  *anist from Lake-Bennett,  says: ,  J*i      "1   suppose ^before   you   receive   this-  ''-' ."yon will  have heard of the tetter re-=  r,  - ports   from Atlin,  which  were brought-  1   'in  by  the  Gleaner yesterday *m������rning.  ������������������   From   what  I scan   find jout,   1   believe  7>them to be true repor.fc-3, :'e.itd 1 am *ex-  > ceedingly   glad   of   it,   because   a   great  many disappointed miners, or H should  probably  say peospeotors,     have    been  'coming and giving the-country a very bad  '-u.anie.   Of course there were others 'who  R   had ��������� quite the reverse to say  about it.  posal only in the hope of securing unanimity in the, conference, Capt. Crozier's  proposal "being more general in its term,  while it was known that the impossibility of obtaining the adhesion of the  United "States and Great Britain for  Karnebeck's version would render futile  any convention on this subject. * The remainder *>f the report was then adopted.  Before the close of the sitting the  American delegates announced that they  withdrew the article which'they had  proposed should be added to the Oeneva  convention. , Capt. "Mahan explained the  reasons for the additional articles and  why they were withdrawn.  the _������������. It was pinned on his eoat trills,  Just where the coat opens. I do ao������ fcnow  who pinned it there.!'  Peter McDonald, proprietor of the dance  hall where all these operations took place,  who was at the Phoenix at the t*Ioie, testified as follows:  "Prosecutor McCook came In there about  5:30 In the morning, and appeared to be  under the influence of liquor. I asked him  if be knew where he was, find he said:  ,'Yes; I'm having a good time to-night.' He  danced once or twice and had a few drinks,  and was at the bar, and the Consul said,  ���������Who is not an American in this house?'  and a young man said, T am not,' and he  said, 'I will .make ^ou one very soon,* and  the Consul rushed for him, and rushed him  toward the window; but before they got  there I separated tiaem. (Then the young  man was fighting about it.  "Saw trouble between him and Pete, the  porter. He "Insisted on tbe jiorter kicking  bim behind. He bad a small American flag  pinned on the tall ef his coat. I never saw  the Consul Jn the house but twice, that  time and once afterward; never before  that." , 1  The foregoing transcript was subscribed .  to by C. C. Kulp, the court stenographer,  and sworn before the clerk of the court  June 27.   O ! _,  DEATH ON THE RAIL.  George Young, a Conductor, *Lo*ee His  Life at Oyster Bay.  * 1  George Young, a conductor on a logging train <m the JE_. & N. railway, running between Hasiam Junction and Chemainus, was killed while performing his  duties near Oyster Bay atTL o'clock yesterday afternoon.   ���������  Young was assisting the brakeman in  coupling some cars when he slipped  ,down and the'cars passed over, his body,  crushing the life out of it-. Poor Young  never regained consciousness, and as it  was, fully- three minntes before a_si_t-  ance could reach him, he, did not live to  tell' how the accident 'occurred. The  cars passed over his left thigh, breaking the leg and several ribs on the left  side, and cutting the left arm off.  The body was brought to the city at 11  o'clock last night and is now at Hanna's  undertaking parlors. ��������� A*' telegram has  been sent ������0 the brother of the deceased,  informing him of the accident and asking what should be done with the body,  bi_t an anpwer has n������t yot been received.  Young has been in the employ'of the  E. & N. railway for the past eight years,  and had mr.ny' friends in this city. He  was born ia Pennsylrania 39 years ago.  While in Victoria he resided at 113 Fis-  g___ "Street-  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  Humboldt Street Victoria. B. C.  THE SCHOOL YEAR   BEGINS   FIRST   MONDAY  pF  '   ( SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST  r WEEK OF JUNE  The Course of Study is divided into five gradeg:  Primary, Junior, Preparatory, Senior and - Graduatffig,,  and eumpriHes Reading, Spelling,, Elocution, Grammar,- Rher  toric, English Literature, History,' Geography, Botany, As*,  trpnomy, Natural .Histor}'. Geology, Geometry, Latin, Pay- ,  sie's Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and Map-Drawing, Frencl)  conversation compulsory for those who learn the lauguage,  Due attention is paid to plan Sewing, Darning, M#ndt  ing, etc., etc. Weekly instructions are given in doraeatiq  economy, politeness, and all that constitutes lady-like deport-r  ment. ' r ���������  Special attention is paid t** pupils preparing for Teachers'  Examination. In the COM ME LICIAL CLASS, iustmction ia-  given in Penmanship, English, Book-Keeping, Stenography,  Typewriting and all the brandies of   a   business   education.  For further information address  THE SISTER SUPERIOR,  ���������WW  Tbe  '���������"���������'3"&  up- \z$m  7-$$j  '������������������'ism  ���������'S������<,M  7 '-^/"tf  '������������������>  'Xi  I'L  k  '/^Whlle there :may have been-a-great < difference of opinion as to -������_e richness of  Atlin as a placer country, I must say  all are unanimous in condemning the  manner in which ihe present hybrid-government has .managed and 'is .stlrll managing the affairs of the whole district,  ffihe only rift "in the clouds is the way  in which Judge Irving is 'handling disputes. He has, by his first decision,  shown the 'claim-jumpers' that i'lie 'intends to stand no nonsense, and consequently those .'to whom the claims .properly and rightly belong now have -more  ���������confidence.  .  "The   John Irving   Navigation -Goin-  jpany's big steamer Gleaner hue now  'made twelve trips to; Atlin, nnd two to  ���������White. Horse,>a record of which'we are  very proud, ae none of the other.steam-  ��������� ers can approach.    Of ^course .as far .as  Vthe Atlin traffic is concerned, we arc in  a much better iposition to handle'it than  jaqy of 'the other lines,  as  ours  is the  ���������Vtat"._*'aku landing bolohgs tofthe John Irv'  M";ing  Company,  as  well.    The  Scotia  is  ".the only steamer on Atlin lake.  fi<      She Dominion Government Telegraph  " --system   has "been   extended ?as   far   as  White  Horse for some  time  novc,  and  h /"just as I write a wire has been received  7'to  the   effect  that there  are   over 300  jXlondikers *there, < on "their    way    out,  waiting for -the -steamers'."  '.'.'. ���������:���������������������������0 ���������  The Hague, July 21.���������Baron _e Staal,  president of the ;;*plenary session of the  jliiternational ''Pesree "-'Conference, 'to-day  ���������placed the "final "seal upon fthe la'bors of  ftfae first committee.  v    The point of Mr. Vanderbeck's report  ijdeaiing withfthejprohibition of dropping  j explosives from billoons was unaiiiimous-  ||* jly agreed to.  i The second point, the prohibition of  Ii -the use of asphyxiating projectiles, was  K .ngreed to 'by all except the '"United  K ^States aad^Great BiStain, whose liibsten-  v tion nullifies tthe ^groement of the oth-  ���������'������������������jfirfl  f   'The #ird "ipoMt, vwhkih -relates to ex-  -vpanding   bullets, ���������������������������occupied   the   greater  | ipaft of ithe -."sitftog, ^win-g *>to ithe ques  t*i9P ������of ^e dumta^oi -ifottl^t '."pse,������i -"by -the,  Scathe, July 29.���������The first definite, and  official evidence to be Teceived In "Seattle  concerning the alleged operations of United  <States Consul McCook at "Dawson last April,  when he was accused of. having tbe Stars  and Stripes pinned to thc back of hit coat  and there kicked by tbe porter of a dance j  hall, comes In the form of, a transcript of '  evidence submitted in a 'libel suit against  11 Dawson newspaper. 0 The examination  was held on June 1 In the Yukon "territorial  court/   *  _ ' ,        - -  ..IPearl' Ball/ one' of, the habitues of 'the  ��������� place w_ere the*fracas occurred, urafleroath  testliled: * -   -'*;  "I saw Col..McCook at Pete McDonald's  Phoenix dance hall a 4 o'clock that morning, with two or three others, and with j  Gertie Lovejoy, the girl called,, "Diamond-  toothed Gertie.' " Witness said the consul  had sevexal drinks at the 'bar, danced with  several of the girls, wine 'following nearly 5  every dauce, and all purchased by the gay  official. ""iVhen the Colonel first came he  was Intoxicate-," continued the ,Hall girl,  "nnd when I met him he was very Jolly.  When any of the girls would come up and  declare ,they were Americans, he would  buy them a 'drink and then treat the  crowd.  "A yoang man came In at the door,, and  when he said he was not an American,  the Colonel said he would rectify the  statement at once and was .going to try  and make him one. Then he started to  scuffle with Mm, but the young man got  angry, and then the Colonel got .angry ovor  some words that passed 'between them  relative to this nationality affair, and .the  Colonel made a run for him, and the two  ,of tbem jr-ould have gone "through the front .  ���������door had it not .fceen for Mr. *McDonald.  They went back to the bar and had several  more drinks.  "Finally the two came together In the j  dance hall, and they were scuffling. They  were both on the -floor. 'Some were dragging them off if-he Boor and separating them.  I saw them drag *the Colonel. They were  both on the Hood, being dragged ,by the  feet and shoulders. Three or four, I think,  had hold of them. They they were separated. The Oonsiil was "nearly broke, and  was giving quarters and half-dollars to the  girls at the bar, -and then he had some  nuggets which he was giving away. He  handed bis watch to one of the girls. He  told us to help ourselves, and put both  hands In the _ir. 'Help yourselves, and  take the whole works,' he said. The girls  had his permission, and I think they did  so.    The "Colonel was laughing:  "Then the Colonel: and 'Pete, the porter,  got mixed  up.    They  were rolling around  and    seuftfilng    like    drunken    men    will.  What I first noticed was -that the Colonel  had a double American  flag pinned to bis  coat  tall   right  across  the   back.      Then  Pete  was  kicking him.    The  Colonel  had  hold   of  the  bar,   and   was  leaning  over  with his 'back to 'Pete, so that Pete could  get a good, square chance to land properly.  Pete  was  perhaps  ten  feet  away;  so  he  would run and kick  the'Colonel,  and  the  force  of *him   running  would   throw  both  nearly over the bar.    The Colonel laughed  nt this.    He allowed the merriment to go  on,   and seemed "very  much  pleased.     He  -did not tell  Pete to  stop,  but urged  him  to go on, and Pete kept kicking.   The last  I saw of 'the Colonel he was still at the  bar and istill   cutting  up.     I  did   not  go  home until 6:30 and he was ���������still there then.  I never saw Colonel McCook on that -place  "before that night."  Florence   Lamar,   another   girl   of   that  dance hall, testified:  "It was "4 or 5  o'clock' In  the morning,  and I saw 'McCook fall down when he Was  dancing.   After helping him up some gentlemen   carried   him   out   of  the  saloon,   and  then   he  stood   on   his   feet 'again.     After  that I drank with htm at the bar.    I was  close to him,-and I know he "turned around  with   bis   hands   up.    and   I   don't   know  whether he sflid, 'Take the works' or 'Take  -the :cheese,' *>and   they   went 'through His  pockets.    I did not see what they got.    I  saw  n   watch.     Nellie  James  gave  it :"to  ���������"Dunweigh,  tb-e * weigher.    It was the  Colonel's watch.  "I saw Pete, ".the porter, kick Jblm. Pete  and he were sending at the bar, and he  ->put his head q*a the bar, and Pete would  ���������run ffeross the 1 floor end kick him, and  'then he woittd 'fcurn abound and say, 'Do  ���������it:-c,i*;aln.'   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FECHNER  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION I5R3NG IT TO  O.P.POS1TE Wavep|ey Rgtej  LEAPINQ  BAHBm  .  and   ���������    ^,,,:-17';-,-  Keeps a Large Stooij'  of Fir������ Arms. i^Vniunir  Uon and Sporting  Goods of afl descriptions.  Cumberland,     .B, C*  PUR������ IVIILK  delivered by me daily <ia ������Cuajberland   _t������������  Uujon.    4- sb^re of pafcroftfege^B aolioitad. >%i  By'W. L. ALDEN.  *" , [Copyrig-ht. 1S9S, by the Author.]  '-I "'It was along back in the year 1861,"  sziid the American embassador, "that I  .was 'appointed   American   minister  to  Torrizonia,    which,    as   you   probably  .fenow, was at that time an independent  " Central American republic, though since  then it has been annexed by one  of  its  *��������� "neighbors.   There was only one town in  Torrizonia of any size, and that was the,  . capital and principal seaport.   The government sent me out in  a  frigatej and  ���������when we arrived at Porto  Nuevo and I  '.was oh. the point  of  going  ashore the  captain, who was  a  particularly good  fellow, said he'd lie at anchor for a few  ���������flays, so as to bo ready in case ,1 should -  'need any protection.  You see, there was  ���������"most generally a revolution  in progress  1 ��������� in Torrizonia, and tho captain, being a  .thoughtful man, calculated that in'case  ���������-I should be accidentally  shot  he could  rbombard the town and  make a big reputation at home for energy and patriotism. '  '   "Iwas put ashore in one of the frig-  .ate's* boats, and  after I had convinced  ���������an   Indian   custom, house officer,   who  didn't wear shoes and who couldn't read  "my passport that I wasn't dangerous I  .gave my trunks to a couple  of  porters  -and walked up to tbo hotel.   Thero,.was  'only one hotel  in   the  place, and   that  , was kept  by- a  man who  had   been  a  , waiter at  a   San   Francisco hotel   and  , spoke;Euglish pretty near as  well  as I  ���������or you.  It was a small hotel, and I had  it all to myself except for the barroom,  where1 part of the Torrizouian army was  always drinking itself crazy.    I had  a  fairish sort of dinner, and  after  I had  ���������started in to smoke  tho  landlord came  ', in and talked with me,in asociable'sorfc  ( of way, though he was very careful not  . to sit down in the  presence  of a great  man like myself.  "I told him I was the new American  minister, and I asked him if  the president was in town, for I wanted to  pre-  ��������� sent imyself > to the -president as soon as ���������  ���������; possible so as to get to work, providing  there should be any work for a minister  ' to do.  " 'President Almonte is here,' said  the,landlord, 'but the other presidents  are in different parts of the country.'  " 'How'many   presidents  does  this  , country require?' said  I.    'The United  " /States.is a   middling   big  country, but  "we contrive to get along with one presi-  ' dent at a time.'  ' ^"/There'are four of  them just now,,  ���������sir,' replied,the' landlord, 'bu trot course  "they'll "<be   thinned   >out   considerably  ;when   they  get   to   fighting.  ' There's  " .President Almonte, whose term expired  ifiix months ago, but who is holding on  ���������to office till, he can   collect some  more  taxes.    __e"s  got 500  men and   all  the  artillery in the grounds of the presidential mansion, and he'll make a good light  for it before he's turned* out'.  " 'Then there's General Carcia, who  was elected  president at tho last  election, but has never been able .to get into the presidential mansion.    He's  got  ' about 1,500 men with him, and he's in  ��������� j������ainp about five mil6s from here.  " 'Then   there's   President   Alvarez,  who was vice president under Almonte  and   considers   that  he ought   to  have  .,. been elected in  place of Garcia.    He is  ^'supposed   to  have   1,000   men ��������� in   his  camp, which is, say, ten miles north of  * here.  " 'President Del Valle has about the  same number of men with him, and  he's somewhere to tho south of us,  though I can't say precisely where. He  was the senior officer of tho army, and  he set up as president because he said  that neither of the three other presidents was justified in starting revolutions and that it was his duty as a patriot to punish them. Most peoplo here  think that old Almonte, having all the  artillery with hiin, has Che best right  to ;thb -presidency, but nobody knows  .hoy/, the thing will end when once the  fighting gets fairly,started.'  "Now,,-this news didn't suit me at  all. You see, I had to present my credentials to the president of Torrizonia before I could act as minister and earn my  salary. But how was I to know which  of the four rascals was the genuine and  only president?   Moreover, it was a tic  klish business for me to select a president  and stick to him. By so doing I recognized his government and became, so to  speak, responsible for him.  "At first I was inclined to recognize  Almonte, who was within handy reach,  and who had certainly been president  up to the time of the last election, whatever might be the legality of his .present position. But, then, in case I called  on Almonte and presented my papers I  should be treating the chap who had  been elected president with gross injustice. There would have been no use in  writing'to Washington for instructions,  for the mail for the United States left  Torrizonia only once' in two months,  end it had loft tho day before I arrived.  I saw I should have to act ou my own  responsibility, and  I  didn't like it  at  an:  "You see that I couldn't afford to  spend three or four mouths .waiting for  the presidents to thin one another out,  for my salary didn't become due until  I had been regularly received by the  lawful president. Of course, being a  practical man, I knew that any one of  the presidents would bo mighty glad to  be recognized by me and that if I  should set them bidding against ono  another and agree torecoguizothehighest bidder I could make a handsome  thing out of it. But that wouldn't have  ieen honorable considering- that I was  in the diplomatic service.  "I'd always been an active politician, and I hud always held that a politician is worthy of his hire, as the  psalmist says, but a diplomatic officer  is different. He is bound to "obey the  regulations, aud I considered then, as I  do now, that a, diplomatic officer who  ���������hould go in for making, money would  not be acting in a way worthy of- his  high office.  "I thought over the situation that  night, and,when morning came I called  on the doctor who was at the head,of  the hospital and told him that I wanted  to see the differences between the four  presidents amicably settled. In a place  like Porto Nuevo the head of the hospital is always the most influential man  in town, with the exception of the president and the chief of police. You see  that whenever a revolution breaks out  and' the parties to it begin to shoot the  hospital fills up pretty rapidly, and the  wounded men are mighty anxious to be  ���������n good terms with the doctor, so that  he won't try any carving experiments  on them. "  - "This particular doctor was the most  level headed man in Torrizonia, and  when he and I had talked things over  we agreed that the best thing to do  would be for.me to arrange an interview  with the four presidents and .induce  them to compromise their differences.  The doctor said that thoy would agree,  to anything, provided" the consideration  was large enough, and he thought, that  if the four presidents were to form a  syndicate and govern the country iii  partnership it would be a satisfactory  arrangement all round.  ,"I went back to tho hotel and wrote  an invitation to each of the presidents to  dine with me on the next day but one,  lord could get up, and I borrowed a  dozen, of champagne from the captain of  the frigate, having sampled it on my  way-from the United States and knowing that it was, first class in every respect.  "Of  course I wasn't so  foolish as to  let one president know that I had invited   any of  his  rivals.    Each man supposed that  he was the   only, guest anc  naturally came to ,the conclusion that!',  meant to recognize him as the only lawful president.    This made it reasonably  certain that Everyone of the'four would  come to dinner, and   I calculated when  I   had got them comfortably full of thp  captain's ��������� champagne   they   would    be  ready co listen tc reason.  - "For   the first time iii tho history oi'  Central America  my invited guests arrived   promptly at* the   hour specified'  This,   wasn't   their   fault,   for   if   they  could  have  had  iheir way thoy would  havo straggled   in  at all  hours  from '("'  to   10.    But-the midshipmen  that were  in   command   of  tbe  different ��������� escorts  knew their business and, being ordered  to   deliver  the  presidents to   mo at 10  minutes before (j,  had them on hand at  tho precise, moment.  How they did this  I never inquired. One of the presidents  ���������I   think  it was .Garcia���������complained  that   it was contrai'y to thelaw'.of   nations   for' American   marines   to   prod  Central   American    presidents   in ' tho  back with   bayonet.-, but I   didn't take-  any   notice  of  what ho said, knowing  that it would-be impossible to convince1'  a   Central; American   of   the   value   of  punctuality. -  " When tho four presidents met, they  were considerably surprised, and there  would very likely have been a,difficulty  ' then and there if I hadn't made them a  little speech and begged them to observe the laws of hospitality and to abstain from shooting ou the premises.  They saw the forco of what I said and  concluded;to,keep the peace. Each man  gave the other a dignified salute, but  not a word would one of them' speak to  another until dinner was about half  over. They then gradually began to ask  one another to pass the salt or to circulate the 'bottle, and in a- littlo while  they were all talking together as fast as  so many monkeys.  ��������� "When the coffee was brought in and  we were all as sociable as if none of us  had ever heard of politics, I got up and  said:'Gentlemen,'I have asked you to  meet together in order to settle youi  differences 'and enable me to "find but  which president my government ought  to recognize.-: You can't help' seeing  that*this country is too small to furnish  a decent living for four' presidents.  You'll have-to goon fighting till there's  only one of-you left, and it's a mere  matter of chance which one that will  be. - You_are playing a game in which  yon stake your lives against the- presidency, and, though I can't say what  you value your lives at, it's my opinion  that the stakes are-far too high.  P. O. DRAWER   1287.  J". XX O'Brieist,  1_8   Princess St.,-"Winnipeg.  GRAIN AND  STOCK  BROKER.  Private -wire connection with aJl markets.  Grain bought and carried on margin.  Correspondence Solicited.  Alloway & Champion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  362   MAIN   ST., WINNIPEG.  Listed   Stocks  bought, sold, and carrried  on margin.  -i,     '  Write us if you wish to exchange any kind of  money, to buy Government or O. N- W. Co.  Lands, or to send money anywhere.  ��������� '��������� HE WAS  SATISFIED/  And It Ik to Be ITo*->cd That lie Gained   Her   Consent.  "Do'you believe in territorial expansion, Miss Willowby?"  "Well, to tell the truth," the beautiful; girl replied, "I haven't given  enough study to that question to know  anything about it."  Mr. Primley twisted his m;istach9 for  a moment and then asked.  "Are you in favor of an Anglo-Saxon  alliance?"  "Oh, dear I can't say.  I haven't paid  j any attention to  that subject.    I confess   that I am   as ��������� ignorant   as a child  where public matters-are concerned."  "Then you haven't become interested  in any of the reform movements?'''  .   "No, I don't consider myself capable  of   taking   up   and   discussing   those  things."  "Do you take much interest in science andare you in the habit of dis-.  cussing the beauties of classical music,  using technical- terms, or are you an  amateur literary critic, or do you ever  talk to people about the great moral  problems that are claiming the atten-'  tion of so many,of our learned women  nowadays?"  "No, I'm ashamed to have to confess  it, but I have found it impossible to-get  any of 'those things through my head  sufficiently to dare to tallf abont them."  "You don't know anything- about  Politics of socialism'in its new sense, or  the 'Influence of the Compendium as  Applied'to the Concomitants of Paleo;  lithic Abnegation,' do you?"  ��������� "I���������I am afraid I don't," she'timid-  ly replied. ������������������   ' w * -        ���������  "Say, " he suddenly exclaimed, ."will  you be my wife?'' < "..  .  Asthma Cure vs. Asthma Relief.  It is a recognized'fact among those tuffering  from asthma that the longer tliey use the temporary relief a3thma remedies wliich rcquire.to  be burned, the worse they become, until it loses  its effect entirely. Clarke''* Kola Compound i3  not'among this class, but-will permanently  cure the worst case of asthma in from GO to .90  days. Mr. F. J. Painron. proprietor of Pain-  ton's Music Store, Vancouver, B. C, .writes:  ���������'I have been a great sufferer from -asthma  in its worst form'for over, fifteen'years, and  had consulted physicians both in England  and Canada but obtained no relief. A friend of  mine who had been cured by tho Kola Compound advised me to try it; and three bottk_  have entirely cured me 5 jfc'is now ovor two"  years since my recovery, and asthma has not  iroitintd me since; and previous to taking Div  Ciarke's Kola Compound 1 have many'nights  had.to sit up nearly alt night it is truly a won;  derl'ul remedy, and it atfords me great pleasure  in'attesting my appreciation 01, anything Sl>  worthy." Clarke's Kola Compound ia solu by  all druggists. Free sample llotilo ?ent to any  person. Mention this ivtppr. Adores* -T1)0  Griffiths & Mncpheisou Co.. 121 Church street,  Toronto, or Vancouver, 13. C, sole Canadian  agents.      ' . .   .      ,.  )  Just n  Little  Too  "iVarm.  Hicks���������It's all right indulging in a  little hyperbole when you are making  Jove to a woman, but there's, such a  thing as overdoing it.  Wicks���������As for example?  Hicks���������Why, Dubbleuppl , He, has.  been married three times, and he told  Miss Kwarry the other evening that she  was .the "first woman he ever loved.���������  Boston Transcript.      '  ���������    I was cured of- Bronchitis and Asthma  by MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Mrs. A. Livingstone.   "*  Lot 5, P.E.L t  I was cured of a   severe   attaclc of  Rheumatism    by   MINARD'S .'-LINIMENT,  - . -. ,    .  Mahone Bay.                John Maber. ,.-  I was cured of   a   severely sprained1'  leg by. MINAR'DS LINIMENT.  Joshua Wynacht.        Bridgewatef.  To be continued.  "Naturally I dropped wider tha table/'  promising to send an escort of United  States marines to bring each president to  tho hotel and to see him safe back to his  camp. Then I went aboard the frigate  and arranged with the captain lor the  use of four detachments of marines,  consisting of four men each. I got the  correct addresses of the four presidents  and started each detachment in time to  reach its particular guest and to bring  him to the hotel at 0 o'clock sharp. I  ordered the best dinner  that  the land-  Cultnre Is Host Acquired nt Home.  There is a mistaken idea of culture  prevalent. Culture docs not mean merely  committing to memory a great number of  facts out of textbooks, but it,docs mean a  careful and thoughtful assimilation of  every bit of knowledge that, .comes oui  way for thc purpose of. making ourselves  more intelligent, more noble, more help-  Jul human beings, and where can be found  a. better school for the development of  these attributes than in a wisely and prop-,  crly conducted home? ��������� Ladies- Home,  Journal.  Old  Fashioned Pursnlts.  German princesses arc said to be good  cooks aud housekeepers. The Empress  Augusta was a skilled dressmaker. Some  of the English princesses arc trained in  the profession of nursing.-The Princess of  Wales is an occomplishcd bookbinder.  Queen Wilhohniiui. is said to bo a good  cook and laundress. For a total lads, of  interest in homely, old fashioned pursuits  it. remained for the American girl to show  what really could be done in that lino.���������  New York Sun.  Still   Another  Kind.  -The native was showing the stranger  about the" place, and incidentally they  took ix ride on a street car line that was  noted principally for the facr that its  rails were unevenly laid and- its cars  were old and lacking springs.  "I do not believe ��������� in carrying devotion so far, " said the stranger.  "What do yon mean?" asked the native.  "However highly yon may regard  those that went tp Cuba, it seems hardly necessary to bring rough riders into  your home life, as' it were." answered  the stranger  And just then they went another  bump.  A Maid's  Itemorae. .  Now was Henri come* back from the'  wars only to find Beatrice married to  another. , 7  "So;* after all your vows, you forget  mel" he exclaimed, with much bitterness.   '       _ '.       ������  The girlhung her head guiltily.  "Yes." she faltered,, and then she  added, with great vehemence. "That's  what I get for trusting to my memory.  I should have made a memorandum.  MohDieu!"    *        '' *>'   ;. ���������   -������������������->  -   Ah. but   it was   too late 'to'think of,  that now!���������Detroit Journal.'    '      "   ''  Miiiard's1 Liniment Ciim Burns etc.  -       ,     -1 3fc___ ' V  THE CYNIC.  "Wnsh Before Wenrins,  Ready made clothing, especially those  ec-irments intended to bo worn next the  skin, should bo carefully washed before  wearing. Besides ,t,hc danger that they  may contain disease germs acquired in the'  homes of the workers, there sometimes exist prejudicial substances in. the fabrics  themselves.' Samples of flannelette-have  been'onnd loaded with chloride of .-inc.  which would be highly injurious* to' the'  skin.  THE BACK  And the other distressing" symptoms of KIDNEY DISEASE were entirely removed by the  world's most popular and most successful kidney eyre,  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.  Mr. Alex. Marshall, 59 Essex St., Toronto, Ont., says: ' " Dr. Chases Kidney-Liver  Pills are a splendid medicine and certainly do all that is claimed for them. Both myself  and wife have been greatly benefited by their use. I had kidney disease and pains in the  back for over two years, and at times the pains were so acute that J was totally unfit for  work. Among the remedies I tried were English pills, supposed to be good, but they did  not fit my case. I heard Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills highly praised and used them.  I now feel like a new man. The pains and aches have entirely disappeared and I can now  work with comfort. My wife is much better, and we both endorse Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills most heartily."  The remarkable efficacy of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills in permanently curing  backache and kidney disease has made them known the world over as the greatest kidney  cure of modern times. You can rely absolutely on this great remedy. One pill a dose.  Twenty-five cents a box at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  ATTENTION, FARMERS!  If You Are Interested in Hail Insurance  Head the Following::  Reliable hail insurance should be of  great benefit to the farmers of our country, and with a strictly mutual organization, reliable hail insurance could be  placed to our farmers at a reasonable  cost. With this object in view "The  Manitoba Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance Co.," with its head office at 503  McTntyre Block, Winnipeg, Man., ask  the farmers of this province to carefully examine their plans of insurance and  form of.policy. This company are daily  issuing a.large number of policies and  to date have issued over 2,000 policies,  covering insurance for $2,000,000.  They have received loss reports from  several different municipalities," which  their adjusters are now adjusting in a  satisfactory manner, as can. be seen by  the following testimonials:  Portage la Prairie, July 4.  This is to certify   that the  adjuster.  E. A. Taylor, of the Manitoba   F.   M.  H. I. Co., called at our "farms   today to  appraise the damage done   by   hail   to  our  crops, and it is with   pleasure we  state that we agreed very readily in reference to the plan.of adjustment.    We  consider the M. F. M. H. I. Co. deserving of trust by all farmers in need of reliable hail   insurance.���������S.    R.   Couth  bath,    K  Ii.    Thompson,    T.    J.    Mc  Donald.  Portage la Prairie, July 4.  The five year plan of insurance of tht  M. F. M.' H. I. Co., of Winnipeg, gives  its farmer members reliable hail insurance. I know this to be a fact as 1  suffered damage to my growing crops,  which were insured in this company  and the adjuster, Mr. E. A. Taylor,  called at my farm today and we readily  agreed upon the plan of adjustment. 1  gladly recommend to all farmers the  M*. F PI. I. Co., and base this recommendation upon experience with them  I ���������S. C. Higginson.  Most people dearly love to be mysterious. ��������� a ������������������-  '  Half the families In town are run by-the  neighbors. . '  Tho only thing as common as good advice is trouble.  Unless a man Imposes on a woman she  will imposo on him.  There is nothing  which cannot be borrowed.    Somo women manage to raise a.,  family without spending a cent on high *.  chairs or baby buggies.  Practical peoplo  should .quit referring  to a woman's  husband as her "choico."  "  Thero arc too* many  cases where ho was  not a choice, but a necessity.  There is too much said about the Importance of friends, considering that a man  doesn't need any if he behaves {himself  and takes care of his money.���������Atchison  Globe.  ULCERKURE Heals All Old-or Fresti Wounds.  TRUST   THRUSTS.  A glass trust is being formed. Anybody ought to be able to seo through that.  ��������� Kansas Cit.y Independent  It is suspected that Attorney General  Griggs is in wireless telegraphic* com-  mumcation with the trusts.���������Fort Worth  Register       ���������  This latest formed leather trust will, of  course, be charged by tho opponents of  such things with a purpose of taking it  out of the country's hide.���������Philadelphia  Times.  C3.  The Ki  f.Ir. Conrad Beyer's opinion  ,,   *. 7  ���������ot-���������v.  OGAM'S K5DWEY PILLS.  No-one can be healthy with the kidneys  in a diseased or disordered state. The  poisonous Uric Acid which it is their  ��������� duty to filter out of the blood, is carried  into the system and produces Rheumatism, Headaches, Backaches and-hundreds of ills and ailments.  Any one who has the slightest suspicion  that tlie kidney's are not acting right  should take Doa/n's Kidney Pills. They  are the most effective kidney remedy  known. Mr. Conrad Beyer, at E. K.  Snyderis Shoe Store, Berlin; Out'., bears  this out when he says:  ' 'Anyone suffering with kidney troubles'  cannot do better than take Doan's Kidney Pills, for they cured my wife who  has been afflicted with pain in the back  and other kidney troubles for a long  time. They have helped a great many  of my acquaintances in this town, and I  must say they are the medicine that'  reach the kidneys with the best effects."  -  ���������All  2 A  (%  4  w  M  1M  1  ���������a ������������������; ��������� ���������'��������� .'���������;������':*;  ���������';.V''..'-  ���������': v '������������������ * -1 ���������'.  "'7;fi  1  |f7fS������||f||  ���������Miff  The PRESS  EXCURSION  \1*������  vl/  1  \  n  \\  to -W     ___"_UUXtDlU_>l w  The late  excursion   of  the  Western  .Canada Press ,Association  was  unanimously promised to have been' a most  interesting   and    successful  one.     It  was  successful  in  point  ol  numbers,'  who took part in it, from   the general  harmony and good  fellowship  which  prevailed  throughout such a long journey, and from  the  excellence  of the  "arrangements made by< the .committee  in .charge,  so that with very slight exceptions, everything worked as smoothly, and satisfactorily as ��������� be   most  sanguine  could  reasonably  expect.    The  committee must have gone  through  a  ���������vast amount of work and worry, bpfore  r.. ���������    getting it licked   into  shape.    Ic was  l\ ,   found impossible to make satisfactory'  ''     arrangements   with some of  the  railroads approached.    Au  agreement was  finally reached  with   the  C. P. R.,by  which   two    Pullman  sleepers    were  placed at "the service of the party.     We  wish to'state right   here, on authority,,  that  the C.P.R,. having once taken the  matter up, fer exceeded' the  courtesies  usual* upon  such   occasions,   and  that  Mr.* Kerr,   Mr.   Whyte'  Mr. W.   Stitt,  and" Mr. Pratt, at   Winnipeg, and   the  officials all along   the route did everything in their power to assist in ��������� mak -  ing the" trip as successful as possible.  h The arrangements having been com  pleted, the, excursion left Winnipeg on  the 13th June," picking up  such of  the  |\\/',more western members of the party, as  had not gone to Winnipeg.    A delay of  a few   hours' occurred  at  Moose  Jaw  waiting'for   the  "Soo"   line,   which  , gave us an opportunity to   look around,  a little in that go-ahead western town."  Business   appeared ��������� to '  be''   booming,  .building was going on lively, and there  jwas a look  of prosperity and  progress  . visible^on all -sides'.  < Although' Moose  Jaw,is,generally regarded as a.railway  town;   there  is  also a great���������a great  deal of wheat shipped from' thence, as  Nthe district around is unsurpassed from  an   agricultural  point of ������view.    The  crops, looked   splendid  .as   we passed  ' along.   Not much cultivation is visible  after leaving Moose ��������� Jaw a few  miles.  ', But the , country   is .specially adapted  ;for stock raising and large herds of cat-'  tie and other stock are .kept, especially  near Maple   Creek, Gull  Lake,   Crane  Lake, etc,   At Dunmore Junction  the  large yards   for the shipment of cattle  are an-interesting feature.  <   Night came - down upon  us   shortly  after leaving Medicine  Hat, and  next  "n-orriirtg   at 4 o'clock we were in  Calgary. * v     .  ,'   ���������      "  ��������� .'   ��������� * ?       \'  We .were soon ' speeding .along, our_  way for Banff "where we   were'to "stop  v     for breakfast and, spend " the rest of the  . 1    day.    It was  a   beautiful   view along  the banks of  the river Bow, and   the  ���������     footbils of  the mountain.    Everything  * wa������ bright in  the robes of spring, and  the contrast here to the general uniformity on the prairie was very striking.  Although the Rockies  can  be   seen  from Calgary, it   was not till  we  had  gone some distance   further, that they  loomed up plainly before us in all their  magnificence and grandeur."  Towering  V far up into   the clear blue, or  piercing  '��������� the clouds that float around them, they  ��������� - stand now, as they have   stood   during  measureless   ages, the very personifica-  r<ion  of  massiveness ' and   immensity.  The first full sight of them . as it burst  upon us  from  the   car   platform  was  most impressive.    It was a sight  long  wished  for, at   length   gratified,   and  once seen, never to be forgotten.  But the picturesque and old fashioned round log station at Banff   was   at  length reached, and  the  excursionists,  some on foot and some in cabs and carriages sen; from  the hotels, were  soon  on  their way   to   refresh   the "inner  man," and  then have  such a look   as  time and   opportunity afforded, at  the  magnificent   prospect   around.       And  seen from   the elevated terraces of  the  C.P.R. hotel how glorious is the view!  Towering ^mountains,    rearing   their  snow capped  summits   all   about  us,  dark green forests of .'tall'timber growing far  up the rugged  slopes; rushing  , streams    tumbling   and   roaring  over  t- their  rocky beds, natures   wonders  in  almost   every form; the   sublime  and  the beautiful "co-mixed  ande contending" no every side!  After breakfast carriages were  btought, and those" who wished, took  one,of the -most remarkable drives in  rhe world. The road led in zig-zag  courses far up the mountain side till  we were thousands of feet above the  valley below, and after travelling several miles we were brought round to  the celebrated Hot Springs, in which a  number of the party took a much needed bath, to the "washing away of the  filthiness of the flesh!"  Banff   is   not   properly  speaking a  town, but  a   National   park,   a  place  where those who can , afl'ord it  may go  for   rest   and   recreation, or   to  hold  communion with   nature  in her  most  primitive and  inspiring forms.    And,  it may be added, the C. P. R. and Sani-  ijarium  hotels afford every facility for  making the best use of  their time and  opportunities at hand.  But. "time, and' tide wait  for  no  man," and we .had to  leave  after  all  tbo short a time in this wonderland of  nature.    At 5 in the morning we were  off  and   aw*iy   once  moro.-    The route  lay   still, along*, the  Bow   river.    The  scene,   if  possible,   grew  grander and  more   signigcant than    before.    (Jastle  mountain   rears   its  icy crest a  clear  mile  above  the valley, which is  here  4,750 feet above the sea, Mount Lefroy  higher and more' stupendous still, and  then, the  highest and most imposing  _of all, Mount Stephen, called'after Sir  George' Stephen, the   president of ,the  ** original    syndicate  wh'ich   made   the  contract and built the C. P. R.    'A few  miles  before  reaching Mount.Stephen  we crossed the "Great Divide." where  'a   pretty,   sparkling   little   mountain  steream  divides  itself  into  two,   one  flowing towards the Atlantic ocean, the  other, losing itself   at last in   the Pacific.    The scenery soon   after passing  the "divide" was the grandest seen in  the   Rockies;   the   railway.,,hugs  the  mountain  closely on one side, while  a  terrible  gorge   yawns   on   the   other,  where the Kicking Horse ��������� river may be  seen dashing itself over its  rocky bed,  a thousand feet below.  There is a fine hotel at Field station,  with   a  lovely   lawn,   fountains ��������� and  flowers in  front,   making  a beautiful  and restful looking spot, in   the  midst  of so much ruggedness and barrenness..  After passing  the   Divide- the   line  descends ,rapidly towards   the Pacific,  and   the   train races   around   some  of  those sharp curves along the mountain  at a speed that  at  times  makes  one a  little nervous at the prospect.-   A little  after 10 a. m. on   ihe 16th we  rea3hed  Golden,' 1,007 miles,  from   Winnipeg,  and'then got  our lirst glimpse   of  the  Columbia river, which we were destined tO'seo.and  cross a good   many times  afterwards and amid " far different surroundings.   The Selkirk Mountains rise  up behind, in   a  long  serrated   range,  their sides covered with dark evergreen  trees,' their, heads with ice  and  snow.  Passing through Donald a prettily situated town on   the" Columbia, we  soon  after crossed  over   Stony  Creek   on a*  bridge 300sfeet aobve the waters below.  This is one of the   highest  bridges in  the world, and must have been a dizzy  and, dangerous, job for  the  workmen  who built  it.      The   station   at   Bear  Creekis r,O0G feet above the creek: itself.    Quite  high enough   up   in  the  world one would think.  Five miles after passing Bear Greek  we ran along the base of Mount McDonald, which rises a mile aud a half,  almost, vertically above , the railway.  Between Mount McDonald and Hermit  Mountain is Rogers Pass, where our  readers will, remember the terrible slide  occurred a( few months ago, in which  several lives were'lost, and the station  and other , buildings smashed and  buried under the avalanche of snow!'  Four freight*cars standing on- the sidetrack were swept clean across *he pasi  about 500 feet. 7 We saw "the splintered  fragments of thp ruins as we passed  along.  On   reaching    Glacier    Housed    the  train stopped about half an' hour,   so  that   those   who   wished' could   have  lunch in the  pretty   villa' like   hotel  which  ,is   kept   there.      The ��������� scenery  round is exceedingly grand.and beautiful, more so even, we thought   than at  Banff.    TI13  Great. Glacier  is  only a  short distance  away.    A   roaring   torrent leaps and tumbles down the mountain side just in front of the   hotel.    A  little to the left  Mount Donald  stands  up, a mighty monolith of   rock; a mile  and a half   higher  than  the* railway.  The dark green of the trees  contrasted  strongly   with    the   snowy   whiteness  above them.    There  were  some .snow  drifts right at   the  buildings, and  the  young   ladies   of   the    party  seemed  mightily delighted in "pegging" snow  .balls at each  other, and   such .of  the  lords  of creation   as   always  hovered  near them.     We need scarcely say that  everything   about   the   buildings  and  grounds was   arranged and  kept  with  the utmost taste.  Leaving Glacier station we swept  around the Loop, passed "Ross' Peak,"  through a long line of tunnel like snow  sheds, and ran along the very edge of  "Albert Canyon." where the mountains come so close together that the  river is compressed into a.raging torrent only a, few feet wide. It is a  grand, but awe inspiring sight, looking  down into the boiling flood 300 feet  below- where we were standing.  Late in  the   afternoon' we reached  Revelstoke, a/ growing town   of  about  2,000 population.   It is a railway town  and a distributing centre for   the min ���������  ing districts around.    Here   we   again  came upon   the Columbia river, which  had   gone around   the   Selkirk   Mountains, while we came across   them.    It  is very much larger at Revelstoke than  when we parted company with  it near  Donald, and is crossed by a bridge half  a   mile   long.      From   Revelstoke   a  branch railway runs  down   to  Arrowhead at the head of   the Ariow Lakes.  But as we travelled  through  that way  on our return trip   we will  defer   any  description of  it at present.    During  the evening we-passed through  Oraig-  ellachie where the last spike was driven  in.the railway, when the   two  parties,  working from the east, and  the west,  met there on the 7th November, 1885.  In the   early night we ran   along the  Great Shuswap Lakes.    The moon was  shining brightly, and the lakes  looked  very beautiful, as the waters shimmered and   sparkled in  the   silvery light;  Tired eyes must close  in   sleep ' sometimes and' the train   bore  us   through  several points  of   interest   which  we  would much   like to have  seen, as   we  slumbered and slept.    They are  therefore   necessarily   omitted    from,   this  sketch.    But we   tumbled  out  of  our  narrow cot the next morning at 5  o'clock, just as the train reached Lyt-  ton, where we first caught sight of the  long and much heard'of Frazer River;  the chief river of British Columbia.  Six miles below Lytton- we crossed the  river on a new steel'bridge high above  the seething stream below, and soon  ran bang into a tunnel cut through the  rock. Tunnels abound along the Frazer, we scarcely were out of one before  we were into another. Some of the  boys took rather an unfair advantage  of the position we fancy, as there was  much muffled screaming among the  laaies auring those moments of darkness, and some of them very thoughtfully covered their faces with -*��������� their  hands on entering another. How long  they kept there we cannot say, but certain ominous sounds occasionally broke  upon the ear from their neighborhood.  At any rate they didn't seem to lose  their temper much over it. The road  for a long distance runs along the  mountain side high above- the river,  and the descent towards thesea is very  rapid, the train ran tearing and thundering around curves, and through tunnels and snow sheds at a great rate.  At  different places we saw Chinamen  washing the sand for gold, and holes in  the side of the mountain, the entrance  to mines probably, were noticed on the  opposite side of-the river. The old  government road can still be seen  winding its devious way at dizzy  heights far up the mountain side. How  on earth men ever travelled and ��������� took  heavy loads along it is a marvel.  . Grand as   the   scenery, was  through  the   Rockies,    we   . thought   it    fully  equalled, if not surpassed by that along  the Frazer.     Words fail���������to give an adequate idea of it!    The great river,is in  places forced  into a narrow  gorge  between perpendicular walls of rock, and  over immense boulder's, where it foams  and  rages   in   mad   confusion.    "Hell  Gate,'.! a few miles   below Spuzzum is  "an awful  looking-place. , A  platform  lias, .been erected on the .verge of  the  cliff overlooking   the-gorge,  and  the  train  was stopped a few minutes to allow the passengers to step out and view  one of the  grandest and  most awe inspiring sights in that land of w inders.  The train   stopped a  short   time  at  Yale, and some <rf the "raiders" seeing  ripe cherries on a tree in   the garden  near   by,   nastened   over   ana. neipea  themselves without , as much as saying  to the owner, '' by your leave.''    They  however came near  paying dearly for  their ill-gotten   fruit, as' the  whistle  tooted and -, the train 'moved off before  they were well aware.    They had  the  race of'thieirlives to get on board.  '   (To be continued.)  ... ASUCCESSFUL-FAILURE..  LOVE.  Love, O thou blessed love,  Thou boon, thou curse,  Thou all in man of better.  Thou all of worse!  When gloom o'ershrouds my soul,  Thou bringest light.  When joy fills all my heart.  Thou makest night.  Love, when I follow thee,  I meet but strife',  And yet 1 would not turn���������  - Thou art my life!  ���������H. A. F. in New York Sun.  HURRY  AND   LOOKING. BACKWARD,,  VINEGAR, THEN   LEAD.  With   *   Great   Deal   to   Be   Said   on  . Both   Sides.  "Don't mention Sunday baseball to  me," growled the veteran. "It recall-  one of the most .trying experiences of  my life."  "Get hurt playing it?" *  "Naw, broke. Dead broke. I was  running a team down in Ohio when every town had its club, and was usually  ready to entertain all visitors. I had a  nice,streak.of luck early in the season,  but it set in to rain, and you'd think it  was the deluge. I waspntting up for 13  men and not taking in a cent. I went  home to try and raise the wind, leaving  instructions with my captain to play  the first time the sun shone. It came off  clear Saturday night, and I telegraphed  him to play Sunday afternoon. Back  came an answer that the authorities  positively forbade it, but that he would  find a way to play in spile of them.  "I reached 'him  Monday, and while  we were  yet   shaking  hands asked the  ccaptain how he made out.  " 'We  played, you   bet.    These jays  could never get the best of me.'  " 'How did you manage?' -  44 'O, it was too easy.   I pretended to  give the scheme up.   I never said a word  till 3   o'clock, then I notified Uie manager of. the home team, we slipped oul  a mile from; town and   had a r-ippin old  game.  Beat 'em 18 to 5.'  7" 'How did you get your crowd ?'  "'Say, er���������-er, why���������darned if I ever  thought about the crowd.'  "That was the last straw. We hadn't  enough money to get us all homo and  that captain walked 80 miles."���������Detroit Free Press.  rbey Settled thc Trouble at the Car-  '   "bonville PostoJliee.  "I think my most exciting official experience," said Captain J. E. Stone, formerly United' States postal inspector,  "was at tho town' of Carbonville, Colo.,  in 1879. It was a star route post, and  there was much complaint about the non-  receipt of mail, so I went over to investigate.  "Tho postmaster was a man named Wilson, who kept a' general, store, and the  postoflieo consisted of a soap box on the  end of his counter. When mail arrived,  it was dumped in, and every fellow helped himself, an arrangement, that worked  well enough until a chap known as Black  Hills Pete came to town. Pete disturbed  thc entire system. When he didn't get a  letter himself, he would tear up several  others on the principle that misery loves  company, and, being a notorious desperado, nobody dared interfere. I got the  facts, and as the mail came in that evening I took a seat in the corner/md awaited developments, first ordering the box removed.     7 , ���������  "A little after dark the miners from  camp began to assemble, and. presently, in  came Black Hills Pete. ,He was a big brute  of a fellow, and I saw at once there was  going to be trouble. 'Where's that letter  box?' he demanded of Wilson. 'I've ordered him not to use it any more,', I said,  getting up. 'Who the blank blank are  you?' roared Peter. *I'm the inspector,' I  replied. 'Well,' you get me that box  quick,' he retorted, and, seeing him reach  toward his pocket, I made a grab for my  gun; but, as bad luck would have "it, the  confounded- thing'caught' in "the holster.  "In a twinking ho had me covered, but  before he could turn loose a quavering  voice called out: 'Pete! Oh, Pete 1' Tho  desperado glared around, and there, stood  Wilson holding a large'tin squirt gun used  for drawing liquors. - The-sight was so  ludicrous that the bully burst into a  guffaw, and as he did so Wilson let drive  the piston and hurled about a quart of the  strongest kind of <vinegar squarely into  his face. Tho stuff blinded him,1 and. before he could recover himself the store-,  keeper had two bullets in his Shoulder.  " That's the true story of the strangest  fight that ever occurred in the west. Pete  recovered, but before he could be arrested  was spirited away by friends to New.Mexico. His right namo was Luther Cole-  jnan, and there is a warrant now standing  against him for destroying United States  mail" matter. After the episode * 1 have  narrated there was "no further trouble at  the Carbonville postoffice."���������New Orleans  Times-Democrat. <    ���������  Two  Common  Hnu'itti   That  Take  the  Sweetness Out of lii-e.  If we were to eliminate the two things,  hurry and looking "backward, from our  lives, what a different world it would be!  Have you ever thought how hurry takes  thc sweetness out of life? Thc.task which  would bo thoroughly en jpj'-jble were it  pursued with moderation,jukI a "sweet"  reasonableness" becomes irksome arid is  robbed of all its, delight-liTid inspiration  by our feverish haste* and-impatience.  It is a  trite saying, but worthy  of  all  acceptation, that what is worth   doing at  all is worth doing well.    But how can wo   :  do  anything well  when our   minds  aro  projecting themselves beyond tho work in  hand to manifold other duties and we are  always thinking that this  should be com- "  menccd, or that finished, or' tho  other in  progress?    Why'should  wo."feerguilty," .  as  tho expression * Is, when we are doing -  any work that ought to be done?    Let us  first settle the particular duty of a particular time and then  give  ourselves up to*,  the full enjoyment and well doing of it.  "All work should give joy in the doing,"  says some one, and  indeed it is so, and -  when it does is it not ono pf the strongest  proofs that life' is boing.right'ly lived?   ���������  ���������Now as, to looking backward. If the  energy and concentration of thought that  arc expended on this one thing wero put  into the present, what wonders could be  accomplished! But 'tlie-' powers of our  minds are enfeebled, our hopes dimmed, ���������'  our energy dissipated and relaxed by our  unavailing regrets over what. cannot bo ,  helped and is past, and so we rob the present.    - , ��������� ,     -    .  Consider the events that' have seemed l,  the direst calamities.    Have ..they not, in ,  many cases, proved,the greatest blessings?/  And yet what misgivings' they called forth 1  What a dreary  valo  they made   of-, the'  "now!"    Do we believe, even  while -wo.-,  say the words, that all' things'"work 'to-'.,--  gcther for good to them thatTove the Lord1  ���������for them that aro true ahdfaithful?    It ,"v  so, why longer throw away the, joy of the    '  glorious present; "precious, heritage from.-/  God for the husks of'the past?.  Stern discipline must be ours in this life���������else'why ' -  indeed are we here?Vbut, profiting by. our--j-  mistakes and errors, lei; lis not.brood over   "  them.    Bather let  us grasp the,' present'  and, with*'fifth and, hope fOr the future, ' ',', *  ., i       Look forward and not back; ���������*  Look upward and not down;       , '"  ,   Look outward and not in.' * '',,  -. ���������Our Young People.  -<  ,"<H  \  7  i.. j������  ..-���������V-i  '-'"-7f5l  * j.'^i  ,.v������.  .7 -i*l  i -  _ b _, i I  ���������i "*- ',* h I  . w-. ���������  DOUBTS AS TO THE  DATE.  When  The Prevalence of Appendicitis.  Surgeons admit that 75 per cent  of  all  cases of appendicitis  will recover without  operation, but claim that 9S per cent could  bo saved by operating promptly  on   every  case as soon as discovered.    This discloses  a debate of .great significance,   for  physicians are disinclined to turn  all  cases  to  the surgeon.1    Morris   has  estimated that  thcro are 200,000 new cases of appendicitis  discovered each year in the United States.  If this is true and the surgeons are right,  46,000 of them would be ruthlessly  sacrificed under medical treatment.  But physicians assert (and I wish I  knew   whether  truly or not) that autopsies upon subjects  that  have  died  from  other diseases than  appendicitis show old   inflammatory processes about the appendix in one-third  of  the cases, just as old tuberculous cicatrices  are found in tho lungs where tuberculosis  has never been suspected.  In other words,  one-third of  all coming  to  the  autopsy  table and by inference a  large proportion  of thc population have got well  spontaneously from an unsuspected trouble  which  would have subjected them   to a  life   endangering operation had they fallen   into  the hands of a surgeon  of  sufficient skill,  to make the diagnosis.  When surgeons extol the skill necessary  to make diagnosis in doubtful cases, physicians retort that these are the cases in  which diagnosis would better not bo mado.  Obviously the subject has not crystallized  and is in process of evolution, but even tho  laity clamor'for'������n operation when thcro  is,.;recognized, tiimor and poisoning from  pus absorption.-  Difference   of   Opinion   an   tjo  Ohio Became a State.  ���������  There is some doubt as to the exact dato  upon which Ohio became, a state.    Ohio ,  never was a separate '' territory"'"'"' being a -  part of the northwest territory."    In 1801  the people living  in  the. portion .'of-, tho ^  northwest territory 'now* embraced  in'the^  state of Ohio called a convention to, frame ���������  a state'constitution* for the -district* which *  had' set up  a claim   to", statehood under  the provisions of thc ,fifth article 'of; the-  ordinance of   1787.. ' That convention met '  in  ChillJcdth'o on .Nd'v.Vl,'  TS02," anel "on.,  Nov. 29 completed .its work.  "The'consti-'  tution thus framed was not submitted to������ '  the people, but was declared'ratiiicd  by  the convention itself.  On Feb. 17, 1803, the UnitcdStates congress, passed an act admitting;Ohid into- ,  thc Union as a-state, said act .'.becoming  operativo upon tho assembling-of*.0the first  state legislature at Cb-illicothc.' Tho first  state legislature met at Chillicothe at 10  a. m. Tuesday, March 1. 1S03, and botho  houses immediately organized."  Thus there are three dates about which  opinions may differ as to thc exact initial  period of Ohio statehood. ���������   Their are Nov.  29, 1S02, when thc  constitution.was. perfected  and  ratified; Feb. 17, '1803, when  congress  passed tho acfr' admitting Ohio,  and "March   1,'1803, when  the "legislature  assembled and organized.     Tho,latter date  appears to havo tho greatest claim in.view  of thc language of thc act of congress and  the organization of the legislature.-   Tha  two houses of  thc legislature "nicf in joint  session at 11 a. m., March 3, 1,803,-, to open  and declare the result  of  tho  ballot  for  governor.    Edward   Tiffin   whs -declared  elected, reoeiving 4,504 votes. ��������� There were  no ballots cast against him.    At'_ o'clock  p. m. the*  same day Governor Tiffin  was  sworn in at a joint  session  of  the  two  houses  of  legislature  by Judge'Meigs.���������  .Cincinnati Enquirer.  i"<"L  '"A  '. ^ I  .   .������rP  ***-fF,  * i',-O'-l  t. ^'tl  ���������7 >M  -���������ii-^l  The Line Drawn.  "Is this the   man   that   answers the  questions of the correspondents?"  "Yes, sir.    What can I do for you ?'  "I want you to decide a bet.    "When  does the"��������� .  A wooden partition immediately rose  up through the floor, shutting the caller  out, and a stream of water from a hose  pipe overhead began playing upon him.  He was the eleventh man who had  dropped in during the day to ask that  dreadful question about the twentieth  century.  Lnck������ Opportunity.  "You don't seem to have much to say  about domestic affairs. " ���������    '  "You are mistaken, sir. I have a  good deal to say, but I never get a  chance to say it. "  How  Tliey Used to Kill.  In repairing an old house in Dartford,  England, not long ago thc workmen found  several ancient-death warrants, bearing  thc signature of the Duke of Portland,  minister of King George III. Oncof them,  dated .Juno, 1798, gives an idea of what  legal hanging and quartering wero like in  those days.     It runs:  "Whereas, James O'Coigley, having  been attainted of. high treason and had  sentence passed upon him to be drawn  upon a hurdle to tho place of execution  and to be there hanged by.tho neck, but  not until he is dead; but that, being alive,  ho shall be taken down and his bowels  taken out and burned before his face, that  his hcKd shall be severed from his body  and his body divided into four parts, and  that his head and body shall be disposed of  as we think fit, and whereas we think fit  to remit that part of the sentence directing the burning of his bowels and dividing  the body into four parts, our will and  pleasure is that he shall be drawn and  hanged and have his head severed from his  body.'"  "  Fitting- Advice.  "I was bred in old Kentucky"��������� began the tramp.  4'Oh, you were?" snapped the woman in the door. "Then go back there  and loaf 1"  Retiring: nnd Sleeping-".  "When a person says he is going to retire," said the statesman's small son, "he  means he is going to sleep."  "No," was the answer. "Your father  is going to rjetire from congress, iny boy,  and if he doesn't desire to lose his grip ho  will have to keep wider awake than ever."  The  Mystery  of Wnrtfu  When .n.youngster, of 10 year,?, I wasj  visited by a plague of warts..' From" my  earliest recollection   I   had   had- on ruy  middle finger an old daddy wart, but at  ���������theagc stated this'h.-id multiplied to40  or more, one b_ing on   iny   Jip-.and one  on my chin.   I was considerably worried  over my growing family of excrescences,  and one day a woodchbpper Jri   my  father's employ, who actedqueeiiy,.never  wearing a hat. for   instance.' s(tid   that  he could take the warts away, witlihiin.  I was   quite willing   to . have him try.  and he took me off to a quiet spot-under  a willow   tree, from   which   he   out   a  number of small branches, and these he  cut again into littlo  bits'of. an ip'ch in '  length, making   a   notch   in . each one.  and this notch   he  set down"'over each  wart, having at last   a collection.of 40  or more   of   these little notched sticks.  These he put   into   his  pocket, saying  that the warts would go away.  I could, never ' say just when* the  prophecy was fulfilled, but jyithin six  weeks there wasn't a wart "on my face  or hands, and there has hot been orve  since that time. What I want to-know  now, as I did then���������-and the conjurer  would not tell me���������is what,did -it. I  have spoken to many doctors about it.  but they merely Jaugh. as though: I was  giving them a "pipe talk. '* and yet the  warts went away, and all the medicine  I had ever tried on them had no effect  whatever.���������New York Sun.  In certain Parisian restaurants  a frano  is charged for the use of the tablecloth. ���������THE   CUMBERLAND NEWS.  *  c  J M    .  U j  IJ  _ ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  j_j_..������..pigB������tt Eaitop.  " Snbecribers failing to receive" The  N_Vi regttlar,ly will .confer a favor by noti-  J"*f*iiig th* ofl&ce. ��������� ���������-���������'  jj������^ W?** Strictly C. O. D.  tt"r_������_^9"Q& A&& Cash' in Advance.  jaaai-- '���������, . * / ',.     ~-  SATURDAY,    AUG.   5th,v'1899.  "   It is to he regretted that the strik-  ������r_ in Cleveland" and other parts of  tfee' 'ynitetd' States seem to  think  [fch# empiioyment'of such measures is  .calculated to promote the interests  ,b_ ��������� lalibor,' * The day is long past when  jfchs' iise ot dynamite, anjd'coldrblood-  (������d" munjier can be of the slightest  JXva.il to any * cause.    Doubtless the  gtrikers fcaye grounds for dissatis-  fiction   ' with:   their    employers.  ^fhere th������**3 is much smoke there  _W always ���������' some fire.'*' But,  on the  "j-yhole,   it is very   seldom that   a  fltrikejachieVes tlie end for which it  - ���������j^S'i'Qa'ug'irated, or its issue as sat-  ���������ftfitctory to all concerned as when a  (febnciliatory policy of settling differ-  jfe'iltteB1 between' employers and em-  jplo^ee. is resorted 'to.    ('  r-JfTthe: first place,1 a strike throws  jmen out of employment and; in 9  cases put.of 10, leaves their fapiilies  without '.a cent   to fair 'back  on.  ���������Then it' .affords an opportunity for  jtJ^gning demagogues (the curse of  $$jr  &o*Mmumity to   get\ in   their  ##*$���������*:,"Once a strike begins it is  ���������#s'ry eas^r for those who have never  kiibwn actual want to preach mod-  ^tion to others;.   But when men  -dee"' their wives and  children ,suf-  lering from hunger ai>d cold, tliey  ftre driver^ tod^edspf violence which,  ^flffi^fflftr circumstances, and in  qbofer rftoments they would  never  dream of doing.   The unscrupulous  ���������agifiator-^-who always has some axe  to grind���������^knows this "full well.1   He  itire up strife, leads his followers on,  U_e_* theh_ for his own ends,  then  leaves   them   to get   put of   their  t-b-able the best they can.   The sufferings of his'unwitting victims is  of np account to" him, for his plans  $re generally well laid.   He is up  and offb.fore ill'.can * befall him.  Anyone who thinks and observes  -kj-iows this,  and instances of the  ���������kirid have-not been wanting even in  pur own Province.  *- In the1 long run, the voice of the  people will prevail.   Inimical conditions may hold for.a  short time,  but * When people cool off they  see  ���������things in the true light and theb.al-  h^-bbx finally decides all questions  iri'the' manner most conducive to  ���������fchi good of the greatest number,  goody/'goody, Sunday S.chool Journal,' without something .else. This  something else required, is men pf  ability to run it and a just cause."  "Behold how beautiful it is to see  brethren dwelling together in har-  'paony!"  *?T^!?!^S^g^!?C������g8^Tf  "*5r?  ���������"sr?  The Herald (nearly) concludes two  and a half columns on the Japanese  question as follows:  "But what a spectacle for the world!  that Great Britain which once had  the Pacific at her feet, should be  compelled to sue for the favor of  Japan at such a cost. Our legislation is disallowed and we acquiesce, being patriotic; but we do not  intend to be made a barren sacrifice.  t  We want to see a radical change in  the character of British Policy in  China, and to have some assurance  that Imperial plans will be carried  out with imperial spirit. If the  imbecile inaction of the past is persisted , in, no stretch of patriotism  ean justify us in bolstering London  up at the expense of our best interests. British Columbia is not a  sop to be thrown to the dogs."  Lord a-massy, won't they be  scant at the Foreign Office when  they read that!  We still continue the stock-taking $ale?  commenced tvp weeks ago; many lines  have been defined out but others have  not, therefore prices go still lower. Don't  make any mistake about this point, but  come and see for yourself. These goods  have to go and Jsome are selling at less  than cost. This means loss to us, but  we never shelye goods and Jiold them  over because of that.  DRESS  "Ralph Smith signally failed to  organize a Union at Comox, or even  in Wellington."���������The Review.  He was kept in cold  storage the  last trip he made up here.  GOODS  Striped Duck with white ground,  Blue and Pink Stripes, formerly  15c. now 10c. Per yard. Several  patterns in Prints 13 yds for $1.00  Those beautiful White Piques go at  cost.  , HOSIERY  All those ladies' Sample Cotton  Stockings worth 35, 40 anel 45c.  now 25c. a pair.  LADIES*   SUMMER    UNDERWEAR  >  . This line must go without   any  reserve.   You can have your choice  at; cost price. ^  LADIES'   WHITE    PARASOLS  worth $1.00, at 70c. v     ������������������  GENT'S TIES  AND   UNDERWEAR  We also put the knife in the prices of these goods, and you will find  the same bargains in these lines as  the others, 50c. ties for 25c,  BOOTS and SHOES  The balance of all Summer Lines  of Boots and, Shoes will gp at cost.  These are all broken lpts, many  sizes being sold out,' but we may  have your size.,  Men's Clothing  .���������at���������  Hock-bottom  Prices.  Nteven*oii & Co.  CHANGE OP CORPORATE NA^E.;  We are informed by Mr. W. W. B.  Mclnnes, M. P. that a grant of $500  for an Indian school at Comox has  been placed on the supplementary  estimates.  Mr.  Mclnnes purposes  visiting  this district shortly.  LOCAL   BRIEFS.  i-S*s������������������^^^*3?*^gg3_zass@g������i  Mr Alex. .Urquhart went down to  Nanaimo, Friday.'  ���������  Mrs Chas. Lowe  went down to  Hornby Friday.  .Mrs.   Dowdell   and  family   are  camping at Gartley's r)oint. " *  At, Cumberland, Aug. 1, to Mrs.  T. Hudson a daughter.  Look out for  the raffle for a riding horse on the 20th of this month.  Mrs.  Moore, and Mrs.O'Brien are  staying at Mrs. Gage's, Pt. Holmes.  Mrs. J. R. McLeod went down to  Wellington Friday for a short visit.  Mr. and  Mrs. L.   W.Hall have  taken rooms in the  Willard Block.  JEIer.e is theReview's re vie v? of the  Herald's first issue: "The new editor  imported specially for the occasion,  Joc-al   -fcalerit     being     inadequate,  ���������_������?������ads himself over a column and  ah-r "Mlf      of*     Valedictory     (?)  What'the Herald  will not do, and  jcahnotdO'according to this "Johnny  R#w,s? is'not  much.    Its  enunciation'"b".'principle kiipcks the oonsti-  ^tidi^p-f the  U.  Si into a cocked  l&t, bdtfr for length and benevolent  intentions.   He  tells us  that  the  j|erald:has everything to make it a  success,' 'principally   capital.     In  this''Johnny Raw" #oes not speak  the truih;- for' we .don't  care  how  -pk&iiy'" t_Jousand dollars  have been  g^^enbied'towards the Herald, they  $re not; sufficient to carry on  this  sire :a'J.  -*-���������������������������������������������     --:   ������������������������������������' '���������--.    -  * ���������-   l'L'  Miss Cathcart, who has been visiting Mrs. Robb, returned to Victoria Friday.  Mr. C S. Ryder was a passenger  down last bort. He bought a return ticket to- .  We are indebted to Mrs, J. P.  Davis, Comox, for a beautiful bo-  quet of flowers.  Mrs. Macdonald has been appointed matron of of the Hospital,  vice Mrs. Hali, resigned.  Rev. A. Fraser, formerly of Comox, came up last Wedneday on a  visit to the scene of his formes pastorate.  The two sons of Mr. Nixon, Den-^  man Island, who have been * at  school in Victoria arrived at home  last boat. "  '      '"     '  '"*"  Miss Nellie Tarbell, who stood  first amon the successful candidates  of Union'.' last Exam, has gone to  ���������* t.  Victoria to attend High School.  "V   ' "   '���������  Misa   Johnson, a trained  nurse  from Victoria, has been engaged for  Union Hospital.    Miss Matherson  of Comox is to be the probationer.  Mr. Bennett and Miss Bennett,  who have been visiting their brother, Mr. J. B. Bennett of Cumberland, left for home yesterday morning.  Sir Richard Musgrave and party  arrived from north last Tuesday,  and are staying at Glenartney, McDonald's cottage. They return early  next week to Victoria.  Mr. Davis has had a hydraulic  fan put in the dining room of the  Union Hotel. It keeps out the  flies and the room is quite cool even  on the hottest days  Miss Bertram, our popular music  teacner, has gone down below on a  well-earned vacation. Rumor has  it that she will bring back an assistant teacher with her.  We have received a copy of the  Bennett Sijn, a neat little paper  printed at Lake Bennett. The Ipd-  itor is Mr. R. F. Scharsmidt, formerly of this place, and well, known  to many of our readers.  Mr. R. A. Losie of Comox met  with a very painful accident' Tuesday evening. While chopping  kindling, the axe caught in "sleeve  and slipping down, cut a deep gash^  in his hand. He was brought to:  the hospital where Dr. Millard dres-'"  sed his wound.  Music was furnished by Mr. Bur-  nett. Among those present were  Mrs. Moore and Mrs. O'Brien, of  Cumberland, Mrs. Millett, Mrs.-  Whalen, Mi;, and Mrs. Williams,  Mr. and Mrs. Knight and family,  Mr. Miller's family, Mr. Donoug-  hue, Mrs. Pigott and a number of  others whose names we have not received. Every one present voted  the picnic a jolly good time.  Notice is hereby given   that*, tl  Union Colliery Company of ,BrJ  ish Columbia,   Limited   Liabili  intends to apply io His Honor fl  Lieutenant-Goyernor for perrnissj  to change its name to that of  "Wellington    Colliery , Oompa*|  Limited Liability." ;, -i  Dated Victoria, 18th July; 18$  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTOj  Solicitors to  the   Union. Collie]  Company of   B.C.,   Limited  bility. .���������  Gun Club Shoot.  The   following is the   score for  August 4th. 1899:���������  ���������.  J. Bruce  00010011100101100000���������7  J. Roe  1000111100101.0100011���������10  F. Parks  111010100011,01010100���������18 ,  H. Mounce  10010100111111001111���������13  C. Ganner   .  10000001100001010100���������6  F. Ramsay  11111111101001111010���������15  C. Grant  lOOllOlllOiliOlllllO���������If  J. Horbury  01001001000110001010���������7  C. Lippiatt  00110111010011101001���������11  O. H. Fechner  10001110010100100101���������9  T. Home  11011011001100001010���������10  PASSENGER LIST.  Per steamer Thistle, Wednetd^  August 2nd.^G. Harris,   Rev.;.,-/*]  * *���������    ' ��������� *      '.'''', f" I  Fraser,,Mrs". Short, Agnes.Gleasc   ^-Oversby,   N1.' Mdckay,  Potter, G. Tilbitry, Mrs; W.-$o_  torn, J. H. Beaton, ���������"��������� Rowlai  Miss  Urquhart,   Boy   Nixon,  Woodhua, Mrs. Fraser,  Girl Shoi|  G. Creech, Mike Bert, A, Boah,  1 i_  McKnight, Mrs. Rowbottom, Ch  Stauss, Mrs. Thurbold, Miss Swai  Boy   Nixon,   Mrs;   Quinley,  Ml  Fraser, J. Frew, Ashman, tl  Beck, W. Bridson,J. Orr,Mrs. Ne#  bury, J. Laing, Parker,- **  Bennett,     Mrs.     WoodhuB,    M  ���������Jl "* i  Grieves and familv.  OUTGOING PASSENGER  LIS1  ,   The following were, the   Passer  gers for Nanaimo:  Miss Tarbell, J. Smith, C. S.  der,  S. Sargent,  Mrs?  Sargent,  Whyte, Mrs. Whyte, Mrs. McLeodj  Miss Bertran;, C. Kelly, Italian.  The passengers for Hornby were!  Miss Bennett* and Mrs. Low������.  PICNIC AT POINT HOLMES.  A}1 Pt. Holmes picnicked on Mr.  Millars grounds last Tueaday. Af-:'  ter lunch, there was dancing 04  the green, a game of base-ball, jump?  ing and running matches and mati  cjies of every description were tried,  Complaint is made against the.  Gun Clnb for firing across the track  last night.  Mrs. Collis and family are camping at Gartley's Point,   i  Rev Mr. Fraser, Mrs. Fraser and  Miss Fraser are visiting Mr. W R  Robb, of Comox  Owing to the rain on Thursday  the Sunday School pic nie was  postponed till next week  Bev. Father Durand will officiate,  at S������. John's Cathojic. Qhi^rch ox\'  Sunday, August 6th,  Watqhes  From....... .$i,'7'5".  and up.  Clocks  From...,85 cents  and up.  and a full line of Jewelry cheap.  ALL    WATCHES     AND  CLOCKS CLEANED AND (  REPAIRED AND   WAR-   *������  RANTED TO   KEEP    M  TIME BY  T,E>,McLEAN  ....      .. . -.   <!'.. .77. .     /'it  'f'l


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