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 'ST  :���������    I     J   ���������  J'   /]y)T*^  v ^^  *<"~7  y ��������� ..-*~-ys���������>_���������  V^rry"    ���������    '    **  ->���������'*  HECU  iii  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.   B.    C.   TUESDAY,    AUG. 28,   1900-  angariaii  - ��������� 'JP_L  I_3 : THE - BEST-  per  On,all accounts paid when  due we allow a discount of 5  percent, on Groceries.  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  las*  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  3 , '     ' '  Nic  holies  AFenoi  6iyATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B;,C.  ^'hardware, mill and mining ���������lne^  ���������    AND-FARMING 'AND   DAIRYING .IMPL^miN^  --   OF ALL. KINDS:  - . .<     ���������'       "_,-.���������",     S  -AR6n_������._o^McCorn.ick Harvesting,MaJ^?^ -A-  Write for price, and particulars. ,P. 0. bra������er_>63.  i:  ^.ggg^&gS-^saiSe^sefc.  feig  i_������_*_������������as_������������88a_K _sfe_!S_sMB^'*e������2?������ ������e  CHINA  = MATTINGS -  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English linoleu  liWil ....._--- s   -  -. -  6 'Pa'n'cTlV feet wide from 50c. per square yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1-00 and $1.25 per square  yard     Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very Complete.  SAMPLES   OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  VICTORIA,  We are now opening up some  of our New Stock of F all Shoes.  We   find   we    have    to    many  (ladies'    Oxfords.- apd    S!iPPer-s'  '* Mo. 3   and   3 1-2.  We are offering them   at greatly reduced prices,  also  >oes   Mo. 9-   and   10.  at    Bargin    Prices   at  H  New York, Aug., 25.���������After two  rounds of theVfastest fighting ever  known in the ai.nals of pugilism,  Robert Fitz'simmons. . knocked  Sharkey out before a large crowd  hereto-night., .  . Krugersdorp, 26��������� Gen: Delany  yesterday appeared before Banket-  atiori with a large f'-rce and summoned garrison there to surrender.  They refused. In meantime Dew-  it took advantage of this truce and  crossed"river towards   Orange  Riv-  o  er Colon y. - <    .  London, 26 ��������� Lord   Roberts   has  ]f ft .Pretoria and has fixed his'head  quarters at Wonderfontein, , second  station west of Macadodorp,  where  bulk of enemy's arms are,supposed  to be -   Ho wire? as follows: * "Bui-  ler report* Boers laid a trap for his  cavalry Aug. 23, opening.with sev-  oral'guns at short range.' Our guns  silence-1 enemy's,   but when-  firing  ceased and pickets were being placed for the nigliT, by   some   mistake  the companies-of the   Liverpool re-  lament advanced 1,500 yards into a  hole  out' of eight of  main ��������� body  where they were surround'jd by the  ;Boers and < stiff������. red   severely.    Tbe  Liverpools lost ten killed and Capt.  ?!ome:s and 55 wounded., In   ad-  diii'i-n th������-y had "32   mispinir..   Bulger's other casualties were 2j3 killed  wounded or missing "     ,  ���������-" LoiKlon/26.���������Overtook /Emperor  ' "Empre/ei.uid.-Cou-'.t HO'miies.Lso-u'th ':  west  of   Pekin.      ��������� Emperor threw  himself on his cap:ors,   the prisoners have not yet rea-- hed-Pekin.   At  ' T.en T.in 1000   American,   British  and  Japs  attacked    3000  Chinese  and jouied them, killing 300.   ,  The-allied f.-rces are now in com  plete possession of Pekin.  Chee Foo, 26.���������It is rumoured on  good authority that Russia, Germany and Japan have declared wac  on China and will invite England  and the United Slates to letire.  Quebec, 27.���������New Westminster  won the Jacrosse match to-day over  the nationals by score 4 to 2.  Getuwaff Farm, 27.^-Gen. Pole  Carew came into touch with Boers  at Karnwith, Saturday. Enemy  evidently intends contesting stubbornly ground  between   here   and  Macadodorp.  London, 27.���������Roberts   wires   as  follows: "Boers been ..'. beaten back  by Hamilton-at Win burg and Gen.  O'.iver has been captured."  London, 27.���������Text of Roberta  .d* spa-tch announcing capture of Oliver/shows that three of Oliver's  sons were also captured in the attack which Boers made from three  sides.on vVinburg. Oliver.was the  moving spirit among Boers during  war.  London, 27.���������Roberts'wires   as  follows- Belfast 27, "Engaged, enemy nearly all day over a geometiic  of nearly 30 miles. Lvttleton's  division and two . brigades under  B iller operate d soutInvest of Dala-  martha, French with two brigades  of -avalry moved northwest of Belfast driving enemy to Lekegyly, as  soon as French reached there Pole  Ca t-w advanced from Belfast in  suppoit.    Enemy   in   considerable  force opposed Buller and Pole Carew. They brought three long Toms  and many other guns and pom  poms in action. The fire lasted un  til dark and was hot and persistant  Buller hopes his casualties will not  exceed 40. Pole Carew not yet reported. Boers making determined  stand and have large number of  guns, country, difficult and well  suited for their tactics and is - lees  favorable to cavalry than any we  have, hithertor moved over.  THEY ARE AI/L USEFUL.  The vultures are  the  scavengers  of   South   Africa.    The   .ownerless.  .do������-   of   Constantinople' are   tl.a-  O r  city. -  _   '  The sparrows in our city   streels  eat a vast amount "of . matter   that  would be  otherwise   dangerous   to  human  health; and  the   cats   eat  many sparrows to prevent their becoming-too   numerous;-they   also  eat our'city rats   and  mice,      The  bats   eat,   musquitoes    and   other  night  insects.    Toads eat  millions  of flies and other insects."    And  so  vultures, ownerless dogs,  sparrows,  cats, bats and toads are  all doing  the work for which shey were clearly iutended.  A NEW USE FOR TOADS.  The latest arid   most   ingenious;  way of getting rid of   roaches   and  wateA)uVwe;r^ye heard^^s. re;  'laled'by.a!citizen ...of   Schenect^  "whose kitchen   was   infested   with  them.  A servant, hearing that toads  were an antidote, caught three ordinary hop toads and put them in  the kitchen. Not a roach or water-  bug, it is-staged, can be found, in  th,* house. The toads have become  domesticated, never wander about  the house, and are so cleanly and  inoffensive that there is no objection to their presence.  Auother use-for toads is to employ them for insect destroyers in  the garden. They are determined  enemies of all kinds'of snails and  slugs, which it is well known can  in a single night destroy a vast  quantity of lettuce, carrots, asparagus, etc. Toads are also kept in  vineyards, where they devour during the night millions of insects  that escape the pursuit of nocturnal birds, and might commit incalculable havoc on the buds and  young shoots of the vine. In Pfcris  toadsgi-e an article of merchandise.  They are kept in tubs and ^old at  the rate of two francs a dozen.  LOCAL ITEMS.  Tresspass notices for sale at New*  office.    ', .       ,        , .  Hon. Jas. Dunsmuir and F. JX  Little are expected up to-day.. . ���������*-  Now we _now why we did not  get our cream Sunday.  Stevenson & Co's. building sale  is now on.  ���������During the stay of H. M. Sv  Warspite, the* ferryboat "Water-  witch," will run from Comox Pier  to the ship.  See Stevenson & Co's.- 25c. dres_  i goods.  ' .  The Gun Club wiibhold an old1  fashioned game shoot on the 1st.  ' Sixteen men arrived Sunday by  the Wellington from- San Francisco  to work in the pits.  Gents' up-to-date ties and"   shirttf   <  " at big reductions   during  building  sale at Stevenson & Co's.  Mr. T. A.,Cross,Representing the   :  Great Western Life Assurance   Co.,   :  leaves to-morrow after a two .weeks'  stay. His company insures miners.-  In the News office window may  be seen a parent moth of the cut  worm which wrought so much.  havoc this year.  Gentlemen:���������  \    If,you want ,a. bargain   in   ���������  shoes, go to   Stevenson's   building,  sale.   ,     -   ���������       ���������   -) ���������> -   ���������  A cave in occurred at No. 4 slop*  last week owing .to ._ome; BetB..of;  tiin bers being ^knocked -_out  by1 the <���������-  trip at the mouth of the slope.    Ai;  few hours xepaifed the damage.  Women's sailors going at 10c. at  Stevenson & Co's building sale.  No fear of Boxers in Cumberland  so long as Mr. Jas. Whyte has a  say. A hoisting of a. Chinese flag,  last week brought a hint from  Jimmy that it had better come  down and stay down until after  things were patched up in China*  The flag came down.  We acknowledge with thanks the  receipt of a complimentary to Spokane Industrial Exposition, which  will be held at that place from October 2nd to 16th, and where the  Royal Marine Band of Italy, mentioned in these pages before, will  perform.  WORTH REMEMBERING.  (1.)    Avoid   as  far   as   po.idble  drinking any water which has been  ' contaminated by lead pipes or   lined tanks.  (2.) Avoid drinking water  which has been run through galvanized iron pipes.  (3.) Avoid using anything acid  which has been kept in a tin can.  (4.) When grippe or other epidemics arc prevailing wear a little  crude sulphur in your boots or  shoes.���������Dumb Animals.  i  l  We are in receipt of a copy of;  Bibby's Quarterly to which we beg  to call the attention of our farmer  reader?. It is brimful of information for the farmer, the stockman,  and the poultry raiser and is very  beautifully illustrated. J. Bibbyr.:  editor, Exchange, Liverpool, or 10  Bay si. Toronto.    Price, 3d.  Mr! A. Mc-.Callum inform? us  that he has been superseded as  bridge foreman on the trunk road.  We are sorry for this for _Mr. Mc  Caiium has proved Ivmself a competent workman and good overseer.  A quad went fishing down the  river Sunday. We cannot well see  why thesolita.re exponent wishid  to wipe the buttem of the big pool  with his head, but this he is said to-  bave tried. They got home after  a while loaded. What with? Why  fish to be sure.  ,.. f  ��������� /..  ',   -' "<r7M  w? ���������l<  -fa  LOVE  SONG.  Rich 'as I am, I am poor in words and must borrow  i     Red from the rose and spice from the southernwood  Ere 1 can make of my love 'twixt tonight and tomorrow  The song I should.  When the time of the swallow's new such a bird  might bring it,  Chirping low and soft at your window sill,   -  But I could not  trust wild swallow or  lark  to  sing it.  As your beart'will.  Scent of the lad's love,  blush of the rose shall  tell it  Into  your dreaming ears  till the sweet   dream  SO,  Lost amid waking truths tbat shall help to swell  With   sweetness   deeper   than   even   red    roses  know.  ���������Nora Hopper in Black and White. .  Tiie Benefactress  Of tlie Wyandots  She Cured Their Straburni  and Secured Their  Gratitude.  t  i  i  T  T  t  ?  T  They were not really the  Wyandots,  u   but for the purposes of this story they  may be called such, and they did not take  themselves' seriously   as   a   boat   crew.  They liked better than anything else in  the'world to get out on the broad sweep  of  the  Mississippi  and  at  the word   of  ,, -  their leader to bend to the' oars with" a  slow, rhythmical movement of the body.  It seemed like something apart from the  rest  of  the world���������the  dull   rest  of  it.  .When  they  asked  the   crews  of   three  western "universities to row against them,  it was done more in the spirit of hospitality  than   anything   else   and, because  the town was desperately dull and every  one wanted a little excitement.    It was  really tlie girls who thought of inviting  the  university crews,-_nd no one really  supposed they would accept.    It was an  experiment    merely,    made    because    a  number of young persons did not quite  know what to do with themselves.    But  all  three  universities  accepted the  invitation of Wyandot college.  Then'the town was in a pleasant ferment. The girls all ordered new gowns,  houses were cleaned by enterprising  homekeepers ' with the expectation of  many guests, for all the visiting fellows  were to be entertained. Quite incidentally the" Wyandots trained daily on the,  river and lived at the clubhouse on the  campus and ate .things which did not  taste good. The girls sometimes remembered the crew to say:  "Don't. you get left too far behind.  You mustn't disgrace us, you know."  The girls had known the members of the  Wyandot crew all their lives, and it is  difficult to appreciate a person who has  been known forever.  Only little Hattie Meredith really believed _i the Wyandots. Hnttio was a  pale girl who did not dance because she  was not strong enough and who read too  much and was too much alone. But nature, who amuses herself with incongruities, placed in this frail body a mind of  most adventurous cast. When other girls  were dreaming about party gowns or  moonlight ��������� walks���������with the right companion���������Hattie was wondering how it  would seem to be sailing to the north,  past pineclad islands and through lonely,  ��������� icebound seas to find the utmost solitude  at the crown of the world, or she wras  imagining a tiger hunt from the back of  an elephant or how it would seem to  stand on a pass of the Rockies and watch  tbe sun follow the wind from the under  part of the earth and swing with glorious  nonchalance up to its highest place.  Hattie, who could hardly bring herself  to speak to strangers at all and who had  really never discovered her curious mind  to anybody, who was. indeed as shy, as  a dove, had for her secret motto, "Bravado, bravado, and always more bravado." But she told no one. This joke  of nature's was unapplauded because unknown.  It had been her greatest, diversion for  two years past to go acrosVthe common,  walk over the railroad tracks vand, watch  bid her go home and rest. When she  shot along through the pale water and  the momentum of those bodies became  intense, then something went "Biz, biz,  biz!" inHattie's brain, and she knew a  moment of intoxication. She was elate.  She liked life unutterably. Then, wearied with her excitement, her body would  bid her go home and rest. When she  heard, that "the university crews were  coming, she said to herself, "Our boys  must be the victors." But she never  thought of saying it to any one else. Besides, no one would have cared much  about what Hattie Meredith said or  thought. No one took much notice of her  at any time.  As the days went on she observed the  growing power of the Wyandots, but she  noticed, too, that they showed signs of  the strain. Her cousin, who know everything, said they were suffering from  sunburn.  "They can't sleep nights," said he.  "They're going almost crazy. They keep  putting on salve, but it doesn't seem to  do any good. Actually, some of them  are bleeding. If the weather doesn't  cloud up, they'll break down before the  race comes off, and, though they're not  expecting too much, they don't want to  make a flunk of it."  "Not sleeping!" cried Hattie with anxiety. "Not sleeping! My sakes, they  can't win that way! What do you mean  by using salve? It keeps the pores all  open and soft, and of course their skin  blisters. What they need is cornstarch."  "Never heard of cornstarch being used  for burns, Hattie. Guess that's a girl's  recipe."  "Yes," confessed Hattie, "it is.  Haven't'you ever noticed how quickly  the-girls' noses get well after we have  been on a boating picnic? The boys'  noses get worse and worse and peel off."  "That's so," confessed the cousin.  "Well, cornstarch or no cornstarch, the  boys are as near crazy as you can make  'em. They don't know what you say  to 'em. I'd as soon go to a lunatic asylum as up to the campus."  That night 11 bags of cornstarch, each  one containing a quart, was sent to the  clubhouse writh a modest note of explanation, and the next day Hattie Meredith,  walking along the banks of the river,'  had the satisfaction of seeing the Wyandots stop in their practice every now and  then to whip their arms and necks with  the-long, white bags.   ,  "What    have    you    heard    from    the  campus?" she asked her cousin a day, or  two later.  "The   fellows  are   sleeping   like   tops.  1'hey can actually understand a question  put to'them in plain English now. Some  ane sent them something that cured the  burns."  Hattie blushed deep scarlet.  "Was it you, Hat? Well, of all things.  vViiat's come over you, girl?" But he  smiled approvingly, and to have your  cousin approve of you when he is IS und  you are 17 is rare indeed.  The day came. The town had never  been more alive. The visiting crews  had been shown every possible honor,  and every one was longing for the race  to be over that the festivities might be-,  gin,, for it must be insisted upon that  the people had not the usual interest in  the race. They had too poor an opinion  of their own men, and, while they did not  expect the defeat to be one which would  cause any of them to blush with shame,  yet they apprehended that it would be  sufficiently conclusive to'forbid anything  like a town celebration. j  Long trains of flat cars, built up with  tiers of seats and drawn by locomotives,  had been put upon the tracks, the intention being to run these along beside the  boats and at the same pace. On the river, too, there was all available craft, and  the shore was lined. Hattie Meredith  had secured a place on one of the flat  cars and sat there amid' a great company  of her kinfolk and her friends.  The boats made a clean start, and in 30  seconds the Wyandots dropped behind  an appreciable degree.  '"There go our boys���������backward!" called  somebody. Hattie felt as if a hand had  clutched her heart. The other boats  forged ahead with slight vicissitudes for  a feAV seconds more: then the Wyandots  began gaining on them, got bow to bow,  nosed ahead cunningly, and then swept  on, with a full stroke and led the race.  A thrill went through the people. .That  form of patriotism which stirs the breast  of the patron of home sports was awakened in them. Their minds underwent a  'complete transformation. In a moment  they ceased to be disinterested spectators  and became fanatical advocates.  "They're ahead! They're ahead!" they  screeched. They fell on each, other's  necks; they shouted to the blue heaven;  they waved handkerchiefs, coats, hats,  and the locomotives, unwilling to be  voiceless amid the popular clamor, whistled their shrillest.  Now at last Hattie, the hero worshiper,  felt the thrill for which she had always  longed. Now she had the glorious satisfaction of beholding the triumph of her  chosen. The ecstasy of enthusiasm  which she felt became almost overwhelming, and it is doubtless if she had consciousness enough left to really see the  boat when it shot past the stake and the  plaudits of the astonished multitude announced the victory of the Wyandots'.  There were tremendous jollifications  that night. Hattie had been bidden to  them, but she was disinclined to go. ' No  young man had asked for her company,  and her cousin had. cousinlike, gone off  with ..another girl. She sat1 in the quiet  living room, where her mother rocked and  fanned herself peacefully and her father  nodded over his paper, and wondered how  it would,'seem to be a popular girl. She  concluded it must be pleasant. It must  also be exceedingly fine to have a pretty  frock. She looked down at her plain  lawn with feelings of mixed satisfaction.  It was not the- sort of frock she wTould  have liked. But then it did not matter.  No one would see'her in it. She might go  out on the front porch and watch the  skyrockets, but all things considered  perhaps it would be as well to go to bed  'and forget how lonesome she was.   '  What was that remarkable noise? ,A.  murmur of .many voices, a confusion of  laughter and the tramp of many feet!  It was a most unaccustomed turmoil for.;  that quiet street. Father Meredith sat  bolt upright to listen. Mother Meredith  stared,' with fan suspended and mouth  open. Hattie, pale and still as usual,  indulged herself in these exciting sounds,  but did not let her face show her delight.  The sounds ceased apparently just beyond the porch, and on the warm summer  air broke a chorus-of male voices:  to the farthest member of the crowd,  and when the rout turned for the village,  running, leaping. laughing, shouting and  singing, she of all knew the uttermost  emotion of youth and carelessness.  But none took note of this latter victory���������the triumph of a soul over its fatal  reticence.  A Blind  Man _��������� Memory,  Henry Fawcett. says Sir Edward Russell, had an extraordinary memory for  persons. One nigh I Sir Edward was in  the house of commons, to hear a debate,  under the gallery.  A friend introduced him to Mr. Fawcctt, who, learning why he was there,  said:  ','Oh, then you can look after my old father and tell him who the people are.  He is going under the gallery too."  Three or four years,, later Sir Edward  was presented to Mr. Fawcett. who was  then chief guest at a political dinner,  and said to him in "the usual conventional mumble:"  ."I once had the pleasure of being introduced to you. Mr. Fawcett, but it's a  long time ago."  "I remember," said he; "you very kindly looked after my father under the gallery at the house."  And this was the memory of a man.totally blind.  . Water Still Sold In Pari*.  Water is still sold by tbe bucketful  In Paris. The existence of this interesting but dwindling industry is  brought up to tho public mind by,, the  demolition of tho Fontaine Marcbande  in the Rue de l'Universite. There are  still, however, no less than 11 fountains in Paris at which water is sold,  the price of each bucketful being 1,  centime. The demand .for water at  these fountains has dwindled from  year to year.  Snnlce*. u  In Montana a singular cleft in the  rocks has been famous for years for  the snakes of all kinds which seem to  have chosen it as a home. It is of unknown depth and so snake infested  that no one dias had the temerity to  probe its interior.  ���������Ingruisfic   Oddities.  "I came across a colored man who  spoke with a German accent the other day" said a prominent stockbroker.  "I dropped into a restaurant .not far  from the city hall for lunch, and the  waiter who took my order, although  unmistakably a colored man, spoke as  though he had just come from some  Pennsylvania Dutch settlement up the  state. The thing was so pronounced  that I spoke to the proprietor about it  and found that my suspicious were  correct. The man was a full blooded  negro, but he had been born and raised in a small town near Reading and  had always associated with the whites  who spoke Pennsylvania Dutch. Queer,  isn't it?"  "Oh, I don't know!" said one of the  party whose business takes him  through the west. "A short time ago  I came across a German who spoke  English with a decided Irish brogue.  He was an educated young fellow, a  graduate of a German university, and  he was very anxious to learn English.  He, drifted out to Chicago and from  there to a lumber camp up in Wisconsin. Here, he thought, would be an  excellent chance to learn the language.  But all the men in the camp were  Irishmen. Of course the young German didu't know that, and he fell  readily into their mode of speech. At  the end of a year he returned to Chicago, very proud of having mastered  our tongue, and was 'greatly surprised to discover that he had a brogue.  That was several years ago.- but be has  never lost it. It clings* to him as closely as though b~ v~~* l~><*w ������*���������������������������> 'n n������nn..  ty Antrim."-  Trapped t_e Trapper  In "Sketches of Life In the Golden.  State," Colonel Albert S. Evans narrates the rash exploit of an over-  sanguine bear hunter:  A venturesome Yankee came to Santa Barbara some.years ago and soon  became-an adept at throwing the lasso.,  Hearing the Mexican cowboys talk of  lassoing the ��������� grizzly bear, he decided  to show them what he could do in that  line if he ever got a chance.  One dajT he came upon a grizzly in  a favorable locality. He threw the-  lasso with skillful aim and reined back  his trembling horse to give the bear  an astonisher, when the reata���������which.  is always attached to the poilmiel or  the saddle���������came up taut. '       ,.    -  Judge of the mail's astonishment  when that bear quietly assumed a sitting posture, took hold of the lasso-  and began to draw it in hand over  hand!  The hapless descendant of the pilgrim fathers stuck to the horse and  saddle until he saw the slack all drawn  in and the bear and the horse coming:  rapidly together. Then., iu a panic,,  he descended and ran for a tree, aban- ���������  doning the horse to its fate.   ���������  '   '  Two skillful men, operating from opposite sides, can master a bear and  choke him between them, but with.  only one man, one horse and one bear,,  it is another story.  ���������v<l  ,11  _  TRUST THRUSTS.  Why not have a law compelling the  trusts to disclose their affairs and thus  make investigations unnecessary?���������Cleveland Leader.  To charge the American. trusts with  the rise of raw materials in foreign markets is only to weaken the real charges  against them.���������Boston Transcript.  Already the trust problem is beginning  to solve itself by the action of individual  states which prohibit trusts incorporated  in other states from doing business within their borders.���������Spokane Chronicle. :  The trust question has a very strong  hold upon the public mind, and it would  be very difficult to excuse a failure on  the part of congress to' take action in regard to it intended to have immediate results in the public interest.���������Omaha Bee.  An Unpleasant Reminder,  He���������I always take pains to deny the  statement    that    women    can't    throw  straight.  She���������That is noble of you, my dear.  He���������Yes;   I   have   to   remember   with  what   accurate   and   effective   aim   you  threw yourself at me.���������Chicago Record.  Evidence Linelvingf.  In 1870 the contractors' firm of Corn-  stock & White was doing business at  Fort Wallace. In the course of a quarrel Comstock killed White. White  had a brother in New York, a lawyer,  who came out to visit the law upon  his brother's slayer. ..Comstock^ was  arrested and brought before Judge  Joj-ce at Hays City. The prisoner  walked into the' courtroom (Judge  Joyce's saloon) with two big six shooters belted to his hips.  . "Misther Comstock, ye are charged  with willful murther.' Are ye guilty  or not guilty?" asked the judge.  "Guilty!" was the laconic response.  This was entirely beyond Judge  Joyce's calculations. He had no precedent for such a case and no power or  inclination to^visit out a penalty, and  so, with great indignation, he shouted:  "Ye are a fool for tellin itL Did any  wan see ye do it?"0 ' ;  "No," was the prisoner's response.  ."Thin Oi discbarge ye fer want of  ividence," declared his honor, and'  thereupon all the boys moved up to  the bar and took "sunthiu" with Mr.  Comstock.  But imagine the feelings of Mr.  White of New York, who had come to  avenge his brother's slaying!���������Kansas  City Journal.  Sly Jo-ins In the Pulpit.  , "Before  I   went  to  college,"   said  a  minister  of   this   city.   "I ,did   supply  work on"a certain charge one summer.  In the Methodist church we had service morning and  evening.,   There was-  a Presbyterian church  in  the  village,  and   the  pastor  from' another   village  supplied   it,   preaching, there   once   a  Sunday  in  the afternoon.    I  went to-,  hear him one afternoon.   He was a college bred man and was supposed to be  away up.'    When, he spied me  in th&  congregation, he came down and asked  me to assist in .the opening exercises. '  When ,we were seated, he asked me to  read the first lesson and  at the same  time announced  that it was a certain  chapter in the book of Numbers.   Just  before I was to read.I' reached up to  the desk and took down the Bible,and  opened at "the place.    I glanced down  over the chapter aud saw, that it was  a mass of unpronounceable names,    I  knew that he was working a joke on  me.    He  knew   that   I   could  not get  away with those names.    I said nothing, but when the time came 1 stood up  and announced ,the chapter following  and read it.  "When  I   sat down,  he  gave" me a ������  look, and he got one back.    I whispered  hoarsely. 'I guess not.'   Those were the  only words spoken on this subject."���������  Utica Observer.  n  Amid the Excnitable Surroundings.  "Do yon say,vodeville or vawdeville?"  "I never say vodeville unless I sit in I  box."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  The Boy With the Spade.  No weight of ages bows him dovrii.-..        '  That barefoot boy \*ith fingers brown;   :  There's nothing empty in his face;  No burdens of,the human race  Are on his back, nor is he dead  To joy or sorrow, hope or dread,  For he can grfeve, and he can hope,  Can shrink with all his soul from soap.  No brother to the ox is he;  He's second cousin to the bee.  He loosens and lets down his jaw���������  And brings it up���������his gum to "chaw."  There's naught but sweat upon his brow,  'Tis slanted somewhat forward now.  His eyes are bright with eager light;  He's working with an appetite. '  Ah, no!   The boy is not afraid  To .wield with all his strength hig spade.  Nor has he any spite at fate���������  He'g digging angleworms for bait.  < ���������Chicago Tribune.  Stars of the summer night.  Far in yon azure deeps  Hide, hide your golden light.  She sleeps^ .  My lady sleeps,  Sleeps.  Now of all agreeable things there is.  none more agreeable than the sound&f a  serenade when young men sing i���������the  bland darkness, and of all serenades none  can be so beautiful as the one that is  sung to you if you be a girl. Hattie was  a girl who had not known many pleasures  of the lighter sort���������the sort which come  from having the world in general and the  opposite sex in particular regard you in  a complimentary manner. Therefore her  delight was all the greater.  Of course it seemed like a dream. It  was still more like a vision of that starlit night when she ventured coyly upon  the porch and heard tbe shouts that rent  the air at her appearance.  "Cornstarch bags! Cornstarch bags!  How can you tell a Wy-an-dot? By his  cornstarch bags!" Three times they  yelped it���������young and old, girls and boys,  men and women���������for there was a great  concourse of merrymakers out among  the Meredith maples, and after the last  repetition there came the concluding  shout, "Hattie Meredith!"  By every course of reasoning Hattie,  who had never been in a conspicuous  place before in her life, ought to have  been overwhelmed with confusion. But  she was nothing of the sort. She bowed  and   smiled  and  fairly  danced,  standing  Pat's Ready Wit,  An Irishman who was traveling  through London met two Englishmen,  who thought they would play a joke on  him.  One of them said: "Good morning,  Pat!   Did you hear the devil is dead?"  The Irishman put his hand in his  pocket and gave each a copper.  They asked what this was for, to  which he replied:  "'Tis always a custom in ould Ireland, when the father is dead, to give  something to the poor orphaus!"  Tbe Russian Peasant.  It is asserted by those who have  lived among them that the lowest  types of modern European civilization  are probably the Russians. While  writers and travelers vary as-to the.  future of Russia nearly all are agreed  as to the utter degradation at present  of the Russian peasant. He, is always  on the verge of starvation and is absolutely improvident, while his gross  and complete ignorance is combined  with the most extravagant supersti-  ti*n. Like all low natures, be is thoroughly distrustful of reform, and as a  climax to his infirmities he is a confirmed drinker.  Middle class in Russia there is practically none. The small shopkeepers  combine exorbitant charges with  shameful usury. Manufacturers and  producers are nearly all foreigners,  and the larger trade of the country is  chiefly in German hands. Education  may after the lapse of several generations remove the inherent dullness of  , this people, but it will be no easy matter to root out evils which are the  growth of centuries of serfdom and  distress. ������.      .       ���������  Tommy's  Lunch.  Uncle (who left his nephew "refreshing")���������Well, Tommy, you see I'm back.  Are you ready? What have 1 to pay,  miss?  Waitress���������Three buns, four sponge  cakes, two sandwiches, one jelly, five  tarts and���������  Uncle���������Good gracious, boy! Are you  not ill?  Tommy���������No, uncle, but I'm very  thirsty.���������London Tit-Bits.  on tiptoe to wave her acknowledgments    never be referred to.���������Bah;  Happy Japan.  The delinquencies of Mary Ann or  her equivalent are a tabooed subject  among Japanese ladies. To discuss  servants would be considered by them  a decided want of good breeding. They  may talk of dress, the theater, music  and a variety of interesting things,  but  their  domestic   tribulations  'mux.  [mon? JS'f-ws .  The Same Effect.  "It is very odd." remarked Mr. Hubbub, "that in Africa there is a tribe  which cannot wear clothes at all.  Clothes make them sick. Isn't it  strange, dear?"  "Not at all." replied Mrs. Hubbub.  "The same thing happens in this country also."  "Oh. surely not! I never heard of  such a thing in civilized countries."  "Well, Mr. Hubbub. I can tell you  that even in this great and glorious  land the same phenomenon is by no  means unknown. When I see Mrs.  Poindexter coming out every month or  so with a fine new outfit from head to  foot, her clothes make me sick���������make  me sick, I say, Mr. Hubbub���������when I  reflect that you are just as able to.buy  me new clothes as Mr. Poindexter is to  buy them for his wife and don't."  And Mrs. Hubbub dissolved in tears.  ���������Smart Set.  "Qnick innche������."  , It is the habit of tbe modern time  saving young man, says Eliot Gregory  in The Atlantic, upon entering a quick  lunch establishment to dash for the  bill of fare and give an order (if he is  adroit enough to catch one of the maids  ou the fly) before removing either coat  or hat. At least 15 seconds may be,  economized in this way. Once seated,,  the luncher .falls to on anything at'  hand ��������� bread, cold slaw, crackers or  catchup. . When the dish ordered ar-!  rives, he gets his fork into it as it ap-'  pears over his shoulder and cleans the  plate Jbefore the sauce makes its appearance, so that is eaten by itself or,  with bread.  Cups of coffee or tea,go down in two  swallows. Little piles of cake are cut:  in quarters and disappear in four:  mouthfuls, much after the fashion of-  children down the ogre's throat in the:  mechanical toy, mastication being ei-,  ther a lost art or considered a, foolish^  waste of energy.   , /  A really accomplished luncher cam  assimilate" his last "quarter" of cakes,,;  wiggle into his coat and pay his check.1  at the desk at the same moment. The  next he is down the block in pursuit of;  a receding trolley. ;  Heartless Man, J ���������  "Dear." said the dying-man. "I don't;  want you to go into mourning for me;  when I am gone."  "Oh. George!" she sobbed. "Don't  be so hard upon me."  "Hard? Why, love, I simply want  you to be chappy. You are young yet.;  Why should you deck yourself with-  widow's weeds?" ]  "It's mean of you, George! You"'  know black is so becoming to me!"���������;  Catholic Standard and Times. ;  1  'ft  i  I1  -V-  Consolation, indiscreetly pressed upon-:  us when we are suffering under afllic-j  tion, only serves to increase our pain  and to render our grief more poignant. .;  T_ong-lit of Him.  Papa���������Are you sure that you and  mamma thought of me while you were  away?  Grace���������Yes. We heard a man kicking up a great row about his breakfast  at the hotel, and mamma said, "That's  Just like papa."  We know of no worse sensation thani  to be in a hurry and find our path ob-j  structed by some one who is very Elow.j  Do Not  Pay Gash_>-  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT.  A very large saving can be made.   We can  furnish the exact amount for any payment.  Write for particular's and price. ���������  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, Winnipeg  ���������M _ 1  ;\  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  %9*  Was Ont-a an Athlete.  ' "You would never think, to look at  me," remarked Father "rHines, the  "Woodland prelate, as he slapped the  front of his vest and- surveyed  an ex-  ' pansive girth, "that I was once an  athlete. Yes, sir; it is a fact. I once  performed a feat that could barely be  duplicated. It was in Virginia City  during the bonanza days. ��������� A couple of  men were engaged in a duel with revolvers on the main street in front of  the express office. I was in , the office.  At-the first  shot broken glass fell all  - around,me. I saw the' express agent  dodge behind the safe, and I thought  rthat would be about the best place for  me, but I had to climb over a partition  9 feet high to , reach the safe. I got  there, but, I never knew how. I tried  to climb that partition when the shooting was over.'aiid I couldn't jump high  enough to grasp the top of it with my  hands."  4  A  SKI  /ft  /ft  A  IL  _?o_s.  b&tdha  -A.  BY   MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  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This valuable  specific for almost "every ill that flesh is  heir to," is valued' by ,the sufferer as  more precious than gold. It is the elixir  of life to many a wasted frame. To the  farmer it is indispensable and should- be  In every house.  Blackberry Cordial.  Use only the ripest berries. To 2 quarts  of fruit put a quart of whisky and let it  Btand 24 hours, then bruise and strain  through flannel. To every quart of liquor  allow a quarter pound of loaf sugar, a  ounce of well bruised ginger and the rind  of half a lemon. Let it stand five days, then  Btrain and bottle.   Seal the corks.  So rapidly does lung irritation spread  and deepen, that often in a few weeks a  simple cough oulminutes in tubercular  consumption. Give heed to a cough,  there is always danger in delay, get a  bottle of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup, and cure your?elf. It is a medicine unsurpassed for all throat and lung  troubles, It is compounded from several  herbs, each one of which- stands at the  head ofjthe list as exerting a wonderful  influence in curing consumption and all  lung diseases. ���������  Tomato Toast.  Cook two tiny onions with four large tomatoes. Let stand to settle for five minutes,  then replace the juice with a generous half  cupful of sweet cream. Add a bit of butter,  pepper and salt. Pour while hot over golden brown slices of well buttered toast and  6erve without delay.  L_~ S-Fr  v^^__^__:__b _rv_?^_S>-���������^-j������^5__  "Under any circumstances, I will  obey your ladyship without 'questioning."  Lady Willoughby pointed to a blank  envelope on  tho table.  "Write   an   address."  And as her maid wrote, she dictated:  "PERCEVAL ORMSBY. ESQ..  "Ormsby Towers.*'  Tiiis done, sho took up a folded sheet  of paper, and enclosing it in tho envelope, sealed it -with a. plain seal.  "Can you entrust this to somebody  who will deliver it to Mr. Ormsby, unseen by any one?"  "Oh, yes, my lady! Little Silas Good-  eve   is at  the keeper's lodge,   and  he'd  go through fire and water to serve your  'ladyship.'"  "Serve me! He must believe the letter  comes   from   you."  Within   a   quarter   of   an   hour   after  the above conversation, Jane found the  person  she  was   in   search   of.  '"Silas!"- -   "'  '������������������Hilloa! is that you, Miss Jane?"  "Yes; I want you,  Silas."  With a bound   light as a stag's,  the  boy clears tlie hedge, and stands before  the  young woman.  "You will deliver this letter only into  Mr. Ormsby's own hands," said Jane;  _fter having instructed him as to his  .errand.  "Should'he ask any questions?" demanded the  boy.  "You bring the letter from me; that  is all.    I am  begging his influence for  a cousin of mine-"  "And the onsver?"  "You will leave it for me here,  with  Mrs.  Norris.    Yoj mustn't come up to  the Hall, for Sir Hugh might be angry  if he knew that  I had  asked a  ftiv>r  from any one- but "himself."  "I'm glad   I haven't to  come  to the  -Hall: father has.told me never to put  my, foot over its-tihresfhold."  Silas watches  Jane until he  can  see  ' her no longer.  Befoire he could turn, a heavy hand  was Laid upon his shoulder, and tihe  missive he had promised to guard so  faithfully was snatched from his grasp  CHAPTER IX.  STAND AND DELIVER.  It was Richard Goodeve who had  snatched the letter from the hand of  J>js son.  "Turned postman, Silas? It's scarcely like my son to run errands for tihe  Hall. It is but right, sin-^e you are  entrusted with its carriage, that I  eHiould know the contents of this letter,  and I will-"  Silas sprung forward, but the seal  v*as broken before he could interfere.  ��������� "Fatihe-r!" s'gid Silas, clasping his  hands,   "don't  read  it!   It's   not -right!"  "My enemies should be your enemies;  and 1 haven't a worse enemy than  walks in the shoes of this Baronet."  "But tlie letter -is from Jane Steer!"  pleaded the boy. "Tihe whole t thing  was to be kept secret from Sir Hag~.  She  told me herself;  and������������������"   '  Richard, Goodeve, whose eyes h-ul  rapidly   glanced   6-verfihe   open   note,  pose,   no1 matter  what  others may be."  the    result  to  , THEY WAKE THE TORPID ENERGIES.���������Machinery not properly supervised and left to run itself, very soon  shows fault in its working. It is the same  with the digestive organs. ' Unregulated  from time to time they are likely to become torpid and throw the whole system  out of gear. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills  were made to meet such oases. They restore to the full the flagging faculties,  and bring into order all parts of the  mechanism.  Converting: the Wicked.  "Why. .Tacky, open the door and let  Katie in. Don't you see it's raining?"  cried Jacky's mother.  "I can't, mamma." said Jacky; "we^-are  playing Noah's ark.  I'm Noah^andi.t-at^',  is the sinner,  and  she must-stay out in  the wet."���������Tit-Bits.' '  '���������!"   -t4':!       ,     .'.  There never was, and never will be, a'universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������thc very nature of mqny  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the p'atient���������what would  relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the  other.   We have, however, in Quinine Wine, <  when obtainable in a sound, unadultefatea  state, a remedy for many and grievous iliBVi  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest'  systems  are  led    into  convalescence   and  strength by the influence which Quinine, exy  erts on nature's own restoratives.   It relieves ^  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of  morbid despondency arid  lack of interest in life is a disease, and., by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to''the,  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system',-  thereby making activity a necessary resuijf,.'  strengthening the frame, and giving .hfeyto  the digestive  organs, which  naturally d'e-  mand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite.   Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the   opinion  of   scientists,   this  wine / approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists sell it, ..:  fust   started  violently,   then   burst  into  a laugh. j  "Have you   any   matches,   Silas?"  Silasi produced two or three carefully  wrapped up in a piece of brown paper,  and placed them in his father's hand-  He struck one of the matches smartly  against the side of his boot, and hold-"  ing the flame thus produced some little distance from the wax melted it  sufficiently to take an impression from  a plain seal attached to a pencil case,  which he had taken from his pocket.-  He gave back the letter to the boy.  Silas would have still lingered, for  Richard Goodeve had not been always  the harsh, moody man' he now 'wis,  and the-son loved the father dearly;  but the latter waved him impatiently  away, and pointed in the direction of  Ormsby Towers-  "Go'"  '^erc-fvalj.-.^liisby''���������thus    it   began���������  'if .your lo'rigjabsence from   England   has  not   entirely   obliterated     my   existence  .from your, memory, let-mer'-rpcall to yoa  hte  name of, Helen:  and/jfor the  sake  of 'Ail-Id,- lau-gr  syne,' -imploreivou to   see  me at once,   as  I    have    somethingfr-a  something   of   terrible      importance-^to  tell you concerning one for whom you,  in  years gone  by,     professed:    a'..wann  friends_ip, and  for whom. I '-now, claim  ,:al:ke your  aid  and   counsel.-"������_  cannot  "^I  dare not���������say more Jn>thi|^hurried  "note;, which I   write   with \a\trfe_ibling  hand   and  a   brain   fevered.v. almost  to  '���������madness;  but if  you   w'iU'vjCA^et  me   at  the old yew tree, in the Silvery Wood,  at  twelve o'clock    to^igjit-' I'-will   be  there.    Only send one' ward.in 'answer,  'and let that word be .ftTes.'-.'������ \ ^  . Such were the contents of Lady' Wil-  - loughby's letter to ; Percival   Ormsby���������a  'mysterious letter,  and a dangerous one  to be read by ..other eyes than those for  whose perusal it'/bad been. penned.  "Wh'a,t', can be��������� _iis,- secret of terrible  importa'nee?.' Whatever it . is," mused  .Goodeve, "the fact of her ladyship's  meeting ' Mr. Percival Ormsby secretly,  and' at  midnighr, .will  answer my  pur-  CHAPTER X.  A SMALL TEA-PARTY.  Mr. Daniel Scratton has gone up to  London on' business; and. Mrs. Darnel  Scratton,."being of a sociable disposition, has taken advantage' of her liege  lord's absence to invite- a- few female  friends to join her in discussing what  our great grandmothers would have  called a "dish 'of tea."   "  The company seated round the tea-  table consisted of Mrs. Doldrum, the  wife of Doctor Doldrum, the leading  practitioner in Gatford; Mrs. Podmore,  tlie attorney's lady; Mrs. Pock, the  corn-chandler's considerably better half,  if size be taken as a criterion, and Mrs.  Harbottle, widow of Captain Harbottle.  Mrs.' Scratton, who "did the honors,"  was more' than usually grand on such  occasions.  "For my part,'! said Mrs. Peck, "I  ain't agoiji' to believe no such cock-and-  bull story- Jane Steer, as is my lady's  confidential maid, was down at our  place this morning,,' and _ mentioned,  quite permiscuous, that ' flti'er mistress  had been confined to her bed for these  last tsvo days."  Mrs. Scratton snapped at a piece of  sugar spitefully with the nippers, and  gave a prolonged sniff.  ,  "Confidential maid! That's just where  it is,, Mrs. Peck. A close fish is Jane  Steer." '      ,  "Besides," put in Mrs. Doldrum^  "Doldrum toJd , me. that the guard of  D's told him, in confidence also,-that he  recognized the ring on her ladyship's  finger."  "And didn't Farmer Goodeve tell our  clerk, Sharpies, and, for tlie. matter of  that, Scratton too, that he saw her veil  thrust aside for a moment, and so had  a clear view of her ladyship's face?"  "Goodeve! If you mean Richard Goodeve, of Denton Heath, I, shouldn't advise you to trust to anything that he  says," observed Mrs. Podmore, the attorney's  lady.  "But if these reports should come  to Sir Hugh Willoughby _ ear, what  then?" demanded Mi's. Harbottle.  "Something dreadful will surely happen."  "Sir Hugh 'has a hasty temper at  the best of times, and Podmore is what  I may call a nervous���������a very nervous  man; but Mr. Scratton,.as we all know,  is "- .  "Is what?" asked a voice at her elbow. "Is what? Nothing would give mo  greater pleasure, I'm sure, than to hear  my character from the lips of Mrs.  Podmore."  ' AH eyes were turned in the direction  of the^voice, and there' stood Miser  Scratton himself, his hard, money-box  mouth grinning from ear to ear,' and  ihis fingers, as -usual, plucking energetically at his chin-tuff.  "What is' Mr. Scratton, eh, Mrs.  Podmore?"  - "One who is not afraid of anybody,  I should think," replied tihe lawyer's  -wife���������wttio was quite equal to, the occasion���������with a sprightly air; "and,  therefore, just rfche right person to open  Sir Hugh's eyes or his ears to what  everybody   eise  is  talking  about."'  "Thank you," replied Scratton. "Sir  Hugh is a man of hasty temper, and I,  see no reason in burning my fingers by  pulling other persons' chestnuts front  the fire." And as he said this, he saw  in his mind's eye the ugly scar on  Richard Goodeve's face,- and ihad mo  fiT.cy to run tihe risk of a similar disfigurement.  "Good-night,   ladies���������good-night.      My  best compliments to all at home. Sorry  you don't  seem -well,   Mrs.   Doldrum. I  am afraid you don't take care of yourself."       .-'..  ...!:.���������-���������'.  ..   .  \*.  GUNS  BICYCLES  REVOLVERS  Baseball, Ftwiball, Tennis, Golph, Cricket,  Pishing Tackla, Ammunition, and all. other  lines including light hardware, we carry in  stock, and our prices are very low.  We also do gun repairing good and cheap.  We will, take in exchange for goods any  produce you may have, cord wood, etc., etc.  Write us, giving full description of what you  have. V  M'CREADY ARMS & CYCLE CO.  329 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG!  ELECTRIC SPARKS.  .1  vO  A Flattering- Indorsement,  .  Father (to son who has recently entered the practice of law)���������Well, my  boy. arec, you making any headway in  your profession?  Son���������Am I? Well, I think I have a  right to consider myself an adept now.  Father���������Indeed! What experience  have you had to justify that confidence?  Son���������A man called me' a liar today,  and he was a pretty good judge too.���������  Boston Courier.  Hotel Balmoral,  Montreal. Free Boa. Am.1  P. 81.50 up.   E. P. f 1.00 -w{  CHAPTER XI.  DANIEL SCRATTON IS PUZZLED.  Then Scratton rase, and taking a  large key from a drawer, and a candle  from the table/ prepared ,to descend  into his  private office.  "Where did you leave Sir Hugh?"  asked   Mrs-   Scratton.  "At the 'Wjiite Hart.' He had been  all day with his friend, Sir 'Henry  Galvcrly. He was greatly excited; and,  for- the- first time in my life, I noticed  that he had  been  drinking."  "What! Sir Hugh? Can. he have  heard of these reports about his wife?"  "That's tihe only explanation I ca.n  find for his behavior." ���������  "What did he  want to see  you   for?"  "Why, that is the strangest part of  the matter, it bei������g upon business th-it  could very well have been postponed to  the morning: but he would hear of no  postponement, and" (for he had sent for  Podmore) "also bade us take down his  instructions  at once-"  "I suppose, Daniel, dear, I mustn't  ask   what  they  wore?"  "As the results will be public enough  to-morrow, I can dispense with secrecy  tonight. Podmore puts in an execution  at Goodeve's farm for costs, hitherto  allowed to stand over; and I, though  without appearing in the matter myself, am to do the same thing for rent  on land appertaining to Oakwoods."  "And what will Goodeve do?"  "It's all up with Richard; and,'speaking as an old friend, I should, if asked,  recommend change of air���������say Australia!"  ���������With this, Goodeve's friend left the  room, and descended into the business  portion of tlie house.  Secure from the possibility of interruption, Miser Scratton unlocked the  massive iron door of a safe, and biking from the breast-pocket of his coat  a note-case, drew near the light which  he had placed upon the table, to examine  its  contents-  fi.  (Continued.)  !nn������  There are 10,000 miles of overhead  telegraph wires in London.        r  Electricity is used in connection with  try cocks to give an alarm in case of low  water in a boiler.  An American syndicate runs the electric light plant of Bangkok, Siam, though  the plant was set up by an English linn.  Sea power is being used as a source of  light. Mr. Fletcher, an English engineer,  has designed a buoy which generates  electrical power as it rides in the break-  rr������s. thus lighting the beacon in an English lighthouse.  UMTO^rANA " RELIANCE   CIGAR  1 U_>W\ll A,     FACTORY, Montreal  Ag_Inst Her Principles.  "It is all over between us," said Miss  Dinsmore firmly to Mr. Dolley. "Take  your ring."  "Keep it," replied- Mr. Dolley mournfully.  "I couldn't think of such a thing. It is  my invariable rule to return ' the ring  when I break an engagement."���������Detroit  Free Press. Q ���������'  Minarfl's Liniment Pro Coins, Etc.  Tbe Trouble With Tnrkey.  "The powers," remarked Mrs.  Snaggs, "are always, presenting collective notes to the sultan of Turkey.'^,  "But his own notes are uncollectible," added Mr. Snaggs.���������Pittsburg  Chronicle-Telegraph. ^ff  Those Girls.  "So you finally proposed," said his  chum.  "Well, to tell the truth," returned rthe  thoughtful youth. "1 really didn't know  that--1 proposed, but she accepted me, so  I guess that settled it."���������Chicago Post.  ������>0  YOU   USE  SHOE  DRESSING!  ir YOU WANT m.  DRESSING  THAT WILL  KEEP THE LEATHER"  Vs  Minard's Liniment Cares Diphtheria.  A Philosophical View.  "Joseph, have you taken off your  flannels while you have such a terrible  cold?"  "Yes. I have. When you have such a  cold that you can't take any more is  the very time to get rid of them."���������  Chicago Record.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget ii Cows.  A Good Man's View of It.  "A man who threatens a woman is a  coward,"exclaimed the earnest friend.  "Well," answered Mr. Meekton, "1  don't know about that. Of course he's  a scoundrel and no gentleman, and he  ought to be, arrested. . But I shouldn't  lay it down as a rule that he's exactly a  coward.-"���������Washington Star.  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"Because he cares for nobody on  earth but himself."���������Chicago Tribune.  THE STOEE OP  THOS. J   PORTE,  JEWELERv  WINNIPEG,  Has a Red Eagle hanging over the doorway.  During fair week we will sell a solid gold  Hunting Engraved Ladies Watch, Waltham  movement, Pendant Set, guaranteed for one  year for $ I 2.50.  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer holidays.   Now is the time *���������  prepare for a situation in the busy season.  Full particulars on'application.  G. W. DOxVAlD, Sec.  N. B.���������We assisted over 100 of our students to  positions during the past five months.  Catholic Prayer g������J&������n^  ulars, Religious Pictures, Statuary, and Churofc  Ornaments, Educational Works. Slail orders r������  ceive prompt attention, fl, & J. SadM _ CO. ,IOH_Bll  HE ONLY PRINTERS'  SUPPLY HOUSE IN  THE NORTHWEST.  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AXDERSOX,  Ki.'f'i'oi;  The columns of The News arc op si to -it  who wish to express therein views uu   inn  .ersof public- interest.  While we do not hold ourselves responsible for the utterances of correa|jO!-dem>, we  reserve the right of declining to' insert  communications unnecessarily personally.  TUESDAY, AUG. 28th,. 1900.  WAR NEWS.  New Y rk, 18.���������A despatch printed hero this mon.ing under dale  ot Delagoa Bay, Aug. 18, says Gen.  Dewit 1ms turned on -tlie Briti>b  defeating them and captured 4000  men, accorking to the Boer reports-  London, 18.���������The second pdition  of the London Daily Telegraph  publishes a special despatch from  Shanghai which' gays the all.es en  tered Pekin unopp >sed, and met  with a friendly reception from  Pri tc - Cl/ing. All possible escaped from the city. .'  The Impeiial Court left for Shen  Si on the 11th with the Manchier.  The Kanu troops have gone south  west with the object' of drawing off  the allies and preventing them  from following the court.  Washington. Aug.���������The ssste department makes public cablegram received la t  , night irom Minister , Conger, United States  Legation, Pekin. undated, via Chee For,  2)th. Sived! Iielief arrived to-day, ei.-  tered cfty with little trouble. Do not. yet  know where Impend family is except deaths*  already reported. All Americans alive ax d  well. Desperate efforts made last night tc  exterminate us. Mitchell, Am rican aolditi  aud a Russian and Japanese wouudtd. G- r-  man killed. .Signed, Conger by Fowl, r  Chee Foo,  London, 21.���������Owing possibly to the Pi-  kin wires biuis; cut, little news of condi-  t ons in the Chinese capital has come  t rough this morning. What has been re'  c ived (indicates that all the allies'-'are in  nead of re-enforcements.  London, 2.1.���������The Japanese    Minister   in  London is eaid to have received a wire  last  e-eaing announcing that subsequent  to  the  eutry into Pekin.   a   Japanese   detachment  went to the Imperial palace   to afford whatever protection was necessary J    The oneroy  were in strength and   righting was still proceeding when the message was sent   to   To-  kio.    The main body of Japanese was   then  at the Ting Men   Gate 6f   the Tartar   City  with headquarters at the Japanese Legation  Reports of the Empress   Dowager   are   still  contradictory, but Gen. Yung  Lu  the   authority   of the Shanghai   correspondent   o'_  tbe Stat dard is d finitely announced to be a  p������i-.onsr by the orders of the Empress Dowager m the Imperial pal ice.      This perhaps,  says the correspondent is a yood   thing,   as  detention ooth': capital will enable   him  to  negotiate with the allies' commander  which  he would do as Prince Tuan'a enemy.  Queen Victoria has sent the following  message io the commandant of marines ;,t  Pekin: "I thank God that you and tluwe  under your command have been rescind  from your perilous situation v it.i my people,  I have waited with the deepest anxiety for  good news of your safety and the hap y ter-  nvnation of jour heroism an-? proIoDyod c'c.  fe'io*. I grieve for the losses and  ������x erienced by the besieged.  s.uflWirg  ' L-indon, 21.���������Speci-il despatches from  Pretoria annnnno*! that r^.n Dev/ifc- bivouacked 15 miles from the citv and that Col.  M-'ison was briskly en /agin- bim yesterday  M nday morning.    T-i������ Pretoria correop. ���������-  bent on the Standaid wiring yestecay says  the trial of Lieut. Cordua of the Siaats .artillery, chargeb wit i being concerned in the  lot to kidnap L.jrd Roberts, was resumed  to-day. To-morrow the j-uige advocate  will su>ii up.  V'ajcouvtr, 21.���������Before   leaving   for   his  home in Seattle this morning, Hacketfc,   the  oar:in-;n   who   rowed   Johnson   yesterday,  made amdavit that he   agreed  even   before  | leav g Seastre to throw the race.      Several  men ������vho backed Hackett  heavily have had'  the b itting money returned to them to-day.  ' London, ' Aug.    22.���������The   War  Orrhe has   received   the following  despatch from Lord  Roberts dated  Aug. 21:     Lt.-Col.   Sitwell   recon-  noi oring    near     Ventersburg   engaged the Boers,   two   British weie  wounded.    Lts.   Shedding,   Davin  port, Surtes   and   Watson   and   a  medical olTicer and 24 men are mis-  .ing.    Hamilton has   crossed   the  Cro'.-odire River with thetwoKrupp  ���������uns r jjreviousrly   captured.    Paget  and     Baden Powell    engaged  the  commandoes   protecting   Dewit on  Aug.   20.    Li.     Flowers   and  one  man were killed.    Lt. Kin by and 6  .nt-n w< re wounded.  Wyflfar, Aug.   21,���������Through the  -ecretaiy the British have   learned  that Botha ,and   1,000   Boers  have  tssembled at Machadorp   with the  whole of the Boor   artillery includ-  ng tbe   heavy   rjieces   formerly at  Pre oiia.  Yokahama, Aug' 22.���������An official | s  despatch from Corea says that 1000  rebels have   attacked   Song  Ching  and burned the Government building there. ,  Rome, Aug 21.���������Count Von Wal-  dcrsee left Rome at 2.30 p. in. for  Naples where he will embark for  China.  Pekin, Aug. 16. ��������� American  (roops fir-t to enter Imperial city  Have penetrated to the gates of the  palace. Ca]D?. Riley 58th artillery  kil.ed on 15th. Morning of 16th,  6i.h cavalry and 400 English and  Japs dispersed 10,000 Boxers 8  miles outside of Ti> n Tben, about  1,000 Chinese killed, 5 Americans  wounded.    Chaffer.-, losses, b' killed.  1   tl-jy  r s  fightin  J\  gaii������������j:ed ii.to each other '.hereby  loo.-irg 0 i. ;-?pr(-'.-hh-y a d lour  men kilied and ' .v.:i wounded.  The B Trs y- sterday de-troyed  purlin,) oirai.wav i:������>r ii of N w-  castle and dan a,_',ed ruil^ o 11>i ���������. s  sou h of Newcastle.  London, Aug. 23.���������Foreign consults at Shanghai not having re-  ceiv d from Pekin any tiring later  than Aug. 17th' fear tbe Chinese  troops were opera ing al'mg the  .rear of the allies and cutting off  their cominunicntion. ihe blockade  of press messages at the Chee Foo  telegraph office continues but the}-  in no wa}^ interfere with official  despatches which are put up.  Washington, Aug. 28.���������The State  Department    this   morning   made  public the following Chinese correspondence,   Aug.     22.    Handed   to  Mr. Adee by Mr. Wu, Aug. 22nd ; t  11 p.m. cab! gram dated' 19th from  Li Hung   Chang,   was   transmitted  by the Chinese minister in Londi n  and received Minister  Wu    on   the  night of the same d.iy.    It was-the  declaration of ail ministers   for foreign affairs of   great   Powers,   that  the expedition of allied Powers, was  olely   for   rescue  of  ministers in  Pekin, now the allied troops having  entered Pekfn   and   found  all  the  ministers ,safe.      It   seems   proper  that hostilities should at once cease  and that nog������ti.ilions  commence, I  therefore request the U. S. Government to 'appoint   an   envoy   with  power to appoint the   minister now  in Pekin t'or the   pu pose , as    he is  cquaintod wi.h ihe atlas between  the Chinese and   foreigners and to  inform me if conierence   will   take  pUce in Pekin.    I  have   requested  Secretary i.f State to h^ thc matter*  before'}lis Exce.lenc the Picsiden:  I awab ivpi3'. '   Reci iv������ d   at    Slat-  Department Aug, 2Lsi, at o:L5 p. , .  I-saqu., Utah,   Aug.    2o.���������Five  miners were sm-ilhered to   death L.t  Issaqua   coal    compan}7's  mine -at  this place   this   forenoon.      A   file  POES AK!_  EST"  or  seems  taaiYMBIC2toJ"5^'.c ..  "-������**������_���������������  McMillan tor & wool go,  rXPORTERS ."-KD JMl'CRTERS.  200-2^2 First Ays. Hc-sth, Hskkeapolis, E&nh.  HPW^KoJ'or Qui* Circular acta! 'Sea _h_. PrSoss We Pay.*_35  THE BEST  , Presh Lager BE(_r 1N the province  STEAM    Beer,   ASe,   and   Porter.  A rena'-d of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading , to  conviction   cf  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs   belonging  to  this  compan3'������  30 ' wounded.  Signed, Reamy.  The Navy Department sa3's with  referen'-e to' , the palace that the', ': rc:ict Lo Li;C mouth of an iur sha t  An er.'can troojJS aft- r pi-nctrali.' ii  thc Imperial cit^^ when the dispatch was sent were taking the  Forbidden City. This is the inner  inclosure of the Imperial City.  One official despatch from Tien  Tsen cUted 20th, received at Tokio,  reports Japanese-occupied Imperial  palace at Pekin Aug. 16th and-says  .that Aug. 21 the Dowager Empress  ' and the Emperor and the ministers  . left Pekin, their destination supposed to be. Sian Foo. Pekin, it is  added, being in   great , confusion,  ��������� was divided into' several districts.  Half of the Tartar city' was placed  under the control of the Japanese  and committees of Japanese, American, British, Rnssian and French  officers were appointed to rna'n ain  order. A detachment of Jap troops  rescued the foreign missionary and  Chinese Christian converts who had  been imprisoned in the palace. 200  Chinese killed or wounded.  Victoria, Aug. 22.���������It is rumored  about the house this afternoon that  Alan in is going to run for the Dominion House in Vancouver at. the  coming election. He has not of  late been as attentive to business  in the Legislature as former^-, leaving much to his industrious lieutenants Curtis and Brown, which  ma3' be explained by the rumor referred to. -  Montreal, Aug. 22.���������Lacrosse  match this afternoon won b}- New  Westminster 4 to 1.  London, Aug 23.���������Lord Roberts  reports to the- War office as follows:  Pretoria, Aug 22.���������BuJler'a division .  m a re h ed to Va n w 3'clcs ve 115 miles  south of Bethel yestenbiy. His  casualties were 2. Paget reports  from Pammokraal that Baden  Powell engaged Gabriel's rear guard  all \-esterdtf3'- driving him east of  Prime's river. Baden-Powell oc-  oupied the railway station of that  name during the fig lit. Powell's  a< vance and    that   of   the   enemy  gnited the timhers and was sucked  down by thc v violation fin in lire  workings were 80 men were employed. Ai the turners v\hov\oro  nea; the <.xit escaped but Dominiok  Ccssassas, Carlos Cassassas, C. M.  ' Vp.well B. Laws and J. Lind, were  in a remote chamber and were  overcome b3r smoke and black  damp. : Their bodies were recovered  this afternoon.  London, Aug. 24.���������The. follow-,  ng. despatch has been received by  Lord Roberts, Pretoria,'23, Baden-  Powell resued, 100 British prisoners at Arm batches of 22nd and  captured 25 Boers and a German  artillery officer. Builer's casualties on Aug. 21st were 7 killed "and.  Capt. Ellishaw and 21 men wound  ed. 5 missing. While^ reconnoiter-  ing in Laomati velt, Runtlle found  14,000. rounds - of ammunition  buried. The columns pursuing  Dewit have made . wonderful  marohes. Col. Mackinnon covered  224 miles in 14 days.  London, Aug. 24���������A ���������'special,  from Pretoria dated to-day says'  Lord Roberts has confirmed tbe  sentence of death upon Lieut. Cor-  da, formerly of the Staals artillery  who was convicted of being a ringleader in the plot toabduot General  Roberts and kill British officers.  New Yi>rk, Aug. 24.���������A ca ble to  the Trihuno from London says it i?  reported in Shanghai' in Chinese'  circles that the Empress Dowager  and Prince Tuan have been captured. The Emprr-.-r is said lo be  in Pekin with tire allied forces.  Pekin, Aug. 20., via Shanghai,  Aug. 23.���������Thc allied tro .-ps have  surrounded the Imp-rial city and  s-tationed sentinels at the gates.  The}7 refrain from entering Pekin  without instructions from the.rr  g vernments. (fen. Chaffer saj-s  fighting is ended. Japanese troops  relieved the Pei Lang convent  where 15 French nuns and 40  French soldiers have been   isolated  and   besieged   for   mon'tis  ,   They  found that five had been killed. '  New York, Aug 24.���������Because the  manager of the Tail    Vale    Ry. refused to   meet   representatives  of a  labor uivon. not  a pound of coal is  moving at Cardiff and  30,000   men  are idle sa3rs a cablegram from London to the Herald.      This   railway-  is the   artery   through    which   the  great stream of Welsh   steam   coal  flows down to  'Cardiff.    Tho   bulk  of the sicam c-'_l   is used , by   ihe _  navy and merchant marine and  U  carried from the min.-s to tlft coa.-t'  by thc   Tarr   Vale   railway.      The  Strike on this nvhwiy    if ncit   very  speedily ternrinaed    :i.u=t    have a  di-asl ous clTcet on    shi"p'*i_   and  seriously einba'trssc  atloitrakj' at a  time when steam c. a. Js a vc.y p e-  cious -iriicle.  Vi, toria, Aug. 24.���������An attempt  will be mailc lo r,.;i h prurogat on  lo-'morrow. Grand      Forks   ;irid  Kittle River Ry. bill which was  beaten, trt a late session t-.������o ceilings ago by C. P. R. influence was  .-Cctored to the order paper    lo-dtij .  Teeth Miit-ilaii'.n.  Ur. M ayicut. of . Paris, )i;\& published  aii interestln/j. account of the mutilation  if'tho teeth practiced by various; savage  bribes. One variety, "which is chiefly  .L-ictwith on the coasts of-Africa and the  , went coast; of New Guinea, conuists of,  dip breaking of a portion of the incisor  by.'7iiea,ns of a knife and a piece of wood,  and is performed between the ages of  .twenty and twenty-five. The custom, of  extracting ihe two central incisors is  found in both hemispheres'. -According',  to Zerate.lt .has been practiced in Peril  from time immemorial, where it is in-  , liieted cm conquered tribes as a sign of  ���������'slavery'.--,' In Africa it has been observed  on the Congo, among the Hottentots and  the Batoxas- The .mutilation by filing  nas t-c.4- its exclusive center'the .Malayan  ArcL'.ipelago,whence it has sprea'd. to the  adjoining islands.' It is a religious act.  which is celebrated with great festivities  tit the age of puberty, but this only by  the Mohammedans. The, degree and  jha::acter of this filinc: vary with the  aahi'ts of family or caste. The operation  is performed by an-expert;, the Tukang  pangur (filer), by means of a chisel, three-  bricks, two files, a.small saw, and a pair  of, cutting nippers, the instruments being  rubbed with arsenic and lemon juice before being used..  It is the fashion among some tribes ou  the Senegal.liiver to'extract the upper  temporary incisors in girls when quite  young and to manipulate the chin, ko  that it is drawn forward and the lower  .incisors are made to protrude so as to  overlap the upper li]). thus producing an  artificial, prognathism. In Indo-Gbina  3iid Jap-an a girl on her marriage p.'rints  her tcfjth with a black varnish. 'How-  ��������� ever. :v.- i!v*s operation retruires time and-  mr/ii'y, iriyo.:!}' practie-ed by the weal-  fc:i>- i.-i;-������������������������������������.���������;. ' Livingstone reported that  ���������y.v.���������:���������'; 1.4' ���������.���������.:'.} Kafir:-; :i child whose upper  ujvji,. ������������������v_.pted before the lower ones was  re.ga'i-'..>.'i as a monster and. killed. On  tho V'pt-er Nile the negroes havy their  upper incisors extracted, in order to  avoid being sold as slaves, because of .  the loss of value brought about by this  mutilation. Among the Esquimaux, as  described L>3- the Abbe Peri tat. in soinp  regions there exists a custom of. transversely cutting oft' the upper iu'eisors.  the object of this being, according tc  local tradition, to ptevent, the human  ;-bin lookiucrli^*-. thst- of a  lea. ��������� i'^a.n'*������t  71,i. ::c ./ciibir,: ,ip!u   .���������.:>! air is "la, . ���������������  -j.^������jij. "    Two n.o ;.��������� .11  U.u'n  have'/be: .'I '  ���������'i!r:iv-t.;'iu,'. ���������"��������������������������� :_t Ir: j    ',,ie������wii;'.l il i-- ' '; ;l '  .i-u.f .^  .   <=��������� <y,~ ol    ���������')������.!:e'I ]���������������������������  - .-.-"ni^'i-!' ���������  ���������i;_.-    !<;  ��������� .'.���������   -"   v,-),(.   w.-.Il.i.     H i !l.',r    .'  )-  ,cci: w; -  ro  ti. ; or.i '\'Si' rbc/ L'ce i-t7-- 't ���������  vS'as ci-'vm.'C to 1  .   d  ]Ju::l!:f:on of own.  as gen. .,-'.;I;- behoved, or to the pi'f.-.cnee  "f del- ���������'' :':i;iis' o.���������/;i:ii���������.��������� njatter in the ���������_-a.r-  ' {'.:!���������_   ��������� ..'i-t   i'l," in',,    f.' /iji :."',,::, ;_';<���������     'it.  '.ht? in. joiily or phy^ioJogr.sLs  iuaijir;.i'a,  or lo tl.*i excess of earbonicTacid,gas pnro  and simple.    Trie  conclusion arrived at  is  that tlie excess of carbonic-acid  gas  is alone responsible' for  tho-headache,  feeling of suffocation,   etc.,   frequently,  experienced through the breathing of a  eon laminated aLmosphere.    JSouir,   per ,  t-,ous   vivid   much   more   readily   than  others 10 this combined exhalation from,  many systems, and persons are o'vorc-oipe  'py it w!;o can withstand the air of aroom>  vitiaterl from other causes.    During the  recent lord mayor's show in London tire-  foul air of the crowded streets was noticeable.    To such as sat slightly above the  Jpv'1 of th<: pavement the iihp.irrity of the  uir was distinctly perceptible.' The 1v.ij.6-  ful elfee.i of impure siir was recently fei*,'-  $50 ��������� REWAUI).  ^1 "'."O T. Ill >- from 'l'<~' ]irf,mi,������ep__������j  ihe ;i:-''lprri.rnei1. n,',Mi^ -.h'-1 I 0i h  of .'\})i-'l, on������ small r-d c^v. 8  yenr-������ old, \vo-"l<I 1 a.lf'abonr 20th.  l^'a;id(-d on Idl, !,io I1?. Aiivrme  giv ntr inlorn1^ti'ui that wiil lead'  ���������I-- the arrest and c.fnvic-i"n of  tlie thief or tl'iii'ves w;b ���������cc-.-ive fcl e  n b< ���������'vp re w a ��������� d. (^ i sr. ��������� ��������� d) J o 1 iw  Conmci.l, Oysfc. ..Rivs.r, Comox,'  B.C.':        .,       a.S-S:\.-,:.-;r.r,mi-6\y4:  Ispisait & JaMiiiio. Ry.  j. -;;:i-j*5:<������-%t_^*,  .9     >_������������*n������*naftK.'.:  ���������*&.  FINE  ,-A.  1 rrMiiof  a,  -   DONE AT���������  Tlie lews 0fll.ee.  VICTORIA,-COJM.OX   ROUTE.   \  Taking- Effect Monday, August ISch.,  .'. \>   _900'.:-;  S. S. "City of Nanaimo."  Leaves : Victoria-.������������������ Monday,. at  7 a. m. , .for Nai-airrio, . calling  at Fulford, Ganpes and. ,-Fei;.-'.wo-cU  Leaves Nanaimo Ttnsdaj-, 7 a.m.  for Union Wharf and 'Comox calling at Big and Little Qual'cum,  Hornby   and    Denroan   Islands.'  Leaves Cum ox and Union Wharf  Tner-day 11 p.m. for .Nanaimo direct connecting at .'Nanaimo with  Str. Joan and E. & N. Train.  Leaves Nanaimo Wednesday 7 a.  m. for Victoria calling at Fcrn-  wood Ganges Harbor and Fulford.  Leaves Victoria Thu ivday 7 a.m.  for Nanaimo calling at Fulford  Ganges Harbor and Fernwood..  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 4 a. m.  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf.  Friday, II a.m. for Nanaimo calling at Den man and Hornby, Big,  and   Little   Qualicum.  Leaves Nanaimo Saturday, 4. a.  m.   for Victria   calling   at   Kuper  Island -Vesuvius and Burgojme.  FOB  Freight   tickets   and Stateroom. Apply on board,  GEO. L   COTTBTNT.Y,  Traffice Me_,a_er,  ii  i  f<4  ���������:ri  -iil  $  m  ���������4  .wl  k  i  m  M  n v\
���    As the season is advanced we will dispose
i)f the balance- of  our   stock    of the  famous
|V1cBuRNEY-BeATIE   Co'.'s   BlCYCLESat
If you' think of buying a Bike it will  pay
u to inspect the above.        ��� -  .
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lioii     Viiul    ^ \) or t i no
[j { io.ids   of   nil    dest:rip-,
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[jp!i SAL'E���^trly c  Kha-ean'd   j ., ,.���. ,j f.,!|(.��..'Mg vV_ck    No   harms
toe plan s   home    jL'rown    arid   | f  v ��� ,>S.   e sago.       ri.-cti'   ,-ctme   ab
pus.    ���     C.  E.  Williams,               ! in Vancouver.
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_i_������_r-b_�����*���>_>���t _���_���*���_������
f/   ^*lP__KE^_^r* '  DES8GNS,
l-nyone seTidln;? a sketcii and description m.-iy
IcaSWy ascertain, free, whether zlu iiivcnr���i-.;i is
lV)A}bIy ji;ite:it��ir>]o. Communications rtri'jtiy
I.flcflential. Oldest; asreucy forscc��ii(i;t _si>!-.i.ius
���VVmsricn. Wtvhavc n Washington onieo.
I'iitents taken through AI turn ��� Co. receiro
*sial notice iu tbe
'.itiful'y illustrated.  Inrcesfc circiiJatioa  ol?
rsciontitic journal, weekly, terms ��3.00 a year;
|tp six. months     Specirr.en copies a?i�� ____��_!
||)_ on Patents sent free.   Address'
:.';'��� '-n*UNN .-._'��� oo.,
361 liioaciwuv, N����w Vcj-Jc.
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I'.ICYCLE RIDERb caught riding on
the sidewalk after this date will be
pn secured.
By order of Council,
Laurence W. Nunns,
Cumberland, B.C.. May Sth,.1900.   St3
?_�� CTtinniijff-A-rtlsts  _>��ort to  M��ny Mo
tliods iu Order to Fill Their I'ur.scri.
Nothing is   wasted in  China.     Tht
itones of various fruits and the shells ol
outs are dried and carved  into orna
ments of the most graceful kind. Among
the stones used are olive, plum,  peach,
laichu and cherry, and of shells the wal
out and cocoanut.    The stones are__so-
"iectetl with care;  each'must exceed a
certain   standard of  size,   proportion,
hardness and weight.     They are dried
slowly and  at such a heat  as not to
crack,or sprout, and are then ready for",
the carver.     The ��� designer    marks   a
rough ontlino of the future group or pic
ture and hands it over to his apprentices
These work with great   rapidity and
60011   block   out   the   design,    cutting
through   the,hard ligneous tissue,  und
then extract the kernel.   A, second treatment now takes place to dry the'interior
of the stone, as well as to prevpnt th,
fine lining of the interior from under
going decomposition.     This completed
, the designer sketches a second outline
<*nd also indicates by his pencil or hrusl
wrhere the surface is to   be   lowers,
made into leaf work or arabesquely,  or
be cut altogether away.     Thc work it
performed hy   thc subordinates as   at
first.   -The designer then does tho finishing touches, alter which the  assistants
;:lean, polish, and oil or wax the perfect
ed carving.    The stones are sold in thi&
1 shape to quite a large extent,  "but more
largely in other  forms.     Among these
may . be   mentioned    buttons,    watch
3barms,    sleeve , links    earrings,    anu
brooches,   and,   when strung together;
��� bracelets,    anklets,   necklaces,     watch
chain?, rosaries, and official ornamenta
Tho price of a stone varies greatly wj d
the workmanship mid 'the,fame of thi-
���virvcr.    Some may be bought as low a?
ton cents a piece",' while others command
a.s hu.h as #2 and $8 each.    The  averagr
price is rhirf/r cents a stone.    The car-'
vings- display 1 groat variety and beauty.
On*-! class is composed of birds,  reptiles
and higher animals. The dragon, {.ri'rfm,
fiiovlt, snak*\��� oor-e,   lion,   tiger,  camel,
elephant and bull tirefavorite.figures. A
���:iin.i.i  tu   J:jniu_jtj carving is to repro-
iui e only  th'-'no   animals   winch  lravt
been u-iucl. :md tire ten mentioned art
a'oo-at. tin- v��'.\ -' op.*.'s which have eajuyeu
-.iivine lienors. A third class, and by far
. thf-Miro^t miei'-sting,   'xurrprisca  groupv
i)f human 1ij.11 res reirro-t-uung scones ii
history,    ime-ry.    mythology   and   1Lt
���trama.   The   worlmnuiship is  often sc
���jitc as-, to oc mi'-nrv.Mnic in ics tni.icncj'
in fact, th:1 ii risliiirg-iouiihes  are  iuadf
'iy tnv'.itfii.'st while 'inii.g a ma .-::ify;r-
' iss. oi" at 1'c.isi.   fifty diamoneri.    <.u
.ijisi)-.-, ~noz over -iu i:iv-.h in  koi.;tli it 1
���"t uncoi-nmo'i to7".i;il   fi.-.'.lii",   nine an
'a cVuv.ct r-^ iu ���.!���'.!#. rcuf- ^U'lt::vir.s an<
>si n.,ji:-5.���[^vVaouiiiy .on '  cot'.     jbOfii������  "
Ti'tmrfmij ns i\  ST.-si'i.-'.-lst.
'rru-iy^i:;! Ii-id f.T'raonlinary liic'-stnc-.l'
��A. <���''���.?. ri.iVft ili.j lj'Mo.') j.u-.'-aid's coiicr.
��� o ..'i.-'.i.    Ho   \v--..r,   --is'-s   \iMih,.', m.'ii:
,i;a ir'.s wife to:5'i.:;e counu'y inn,  aiv1
\" 1    ii;.r   his ;:tTivi"l   a   'i(x;"-r (vill'.-i5
���/;iii. having 1 rt"0���iiij(.'i!: 'niTi'i.^eir .said:  ".
������ii h .:<? w'" b   a  i^'iy who is ;-u.it.rin.
r .',���; -w'vyrv.   p.'iyni'-al   -.'ih'.hintt--.   and    ���
���a, :t y.iii to   urine   iitr.i-iiy  yonr  m"i-
.'ts." jc ;>dnSK--< u-> :>.:'r. brcaise  I am 'j.nif-
���"nvi.i'-ud   ..i:*i,  you   ii<ii*c   strung   _"i-
.:;e'iv- povVRis.."'    TeimyhO/:   lnugiied   ai
'.hu i.n; hi- went with  iht--  doctor, wii:
r'.iowrd linn how to make the passes, and
i;v found thar ho  had iiio jiower.   and'
ih.-.i it tvefci:;ud A  very beneficial infiu
'.M-ifci 011 the  .suffering lady.    Afterward
when ho went into the room the patient
would.fair into a mesmeric sleep almost
oefor9 he began his passes on her. Aftei
the parties left ihe inn they did not meet
for some years,   and Tennyson did  noi
recognize the doctor  until reminded of
the circumstances  Dy the latter,   whe
further said: "'Do^ou know you  saved
Si'e lady's life, und she is now my wii*.*
' TO MY old frieiias ai d patrons ii
Curoberland and Union- ���
On June 1st next, I shall be pre
paied to supply milk and cream
fresh and sweet, butter eggs, &c
and. solicit a resumption of the pa
tronage so liberatly accoided m��
in the past.
Courtney, E.G., May 22, 1900.
Sspimalt & Nanaimo By.
NOV. 19t��, 189R.   .    -
The Cumberland. Jeweler.
\0. 2 Daily. '' No. 1 Saturday
!)e. 9:00  Victoria	
���'    9:28   Odldsrroiini	
������������    lu:s)  Koonig's '.
������   10:1S Duncans	
Dc. 4:i
. " ,i:f,
]'.M. '���     P-M.
"   12:11        Nanaimo ��� 7'A
Vr. 12:35 Wellington  '��� Ar. 7-;'. ,
\'o 1 Daily. . No.,3 Salurdaj -.
A.3I. A-M-      '
De. b:05 WelliPftton ��� Ue. i:'.-
������   gwfi  Kaii.timo -     \'<S
'���   9:52.! Duncans........  .-..   . "   C:1 ���
"10:37  Koonig's        JW
"11:18     '.. Gold81 roam ' ���"    <-.
Vr. 11.-J5     ViiiUiria .Ar. 8:00 KJ,
licduocd iat.es 10 an'd l'roni all yoints 01
Saturdays and Sundays good lo return M01,
l'or rates and all information app.y a:
Company's Oflicos.
A.'DUNSMUIll,   '      Obo. L. COURTNEY.
Puesidknt. Traffic Managei,
I Job printing I
lg SiflSFiCTORY paicEss
^S8    A
I>��cl Spoiled by a ISJfj Vug.
* wo profossiouel men of Milan. Italy,
wl 0 h.*i-l roprured to a frontier vi/lage to
fight a duel, were proventcd from doing
^sp by un   enormorts   St.   Beyaard-:.dogr'
'which appeared pn-tiie scene jiv'it'.as-the^
would-be_ duel:ats   were   taking   their
places.    Several atteinptB to begin operations were made, bat the dog interfered ouch time.     Finally   the iridic."ilous-
jess of the situation dawned upon  tha
principals; and they shook  /innds and
returned to Milan together.    Sew Yor>
���--';���     MEN   WANTED.
i Have Taken   an Office
in .the  Nash      Building.
Gunimuir Avenue,0 Cumberland.
' and am ajrent   fur'tlie   fi>]Jowi)ii
r��-li..ble    insurance    companies-
The   llcyal    Lonrlon    and,  Lan
'caslii.o and JN'orwich   Union.    3
; m   ]i(iarc'(!lo   accept   rifkF ;
current   ratop.    I.ani   hJso jigen
fur 1 he Standord Life   Insnnine-
Company of   IrCdir.l'Urali   and  l)
Ocean Ace.den1 Company of En*.'
]*jid.    PJcnse  call   and   investi
gate before insur.ug in -iny other
Liverv Stable
Teamster and Draymen
srngle and double rigs
for HrRE. AisL Orders
Promptly   Attended   to.-
R.SHAW, Manager.
Third St.,'Cumberland, B.C.
'   AND     SECOND     .STREET,.
.Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.
When in Cumberland be sure
and stay at tlie Cumberland
Hotel, First-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.
Sample Rooms and   Public Hall
Sun in Connection   with   Hotel.
Rates from $1.00 to $2:00 per  day
��5gT^/^^J^'lt^L/^/^i^ '/^/^si?s--->'s*sJ/='rJfSs://-J/>.
Fruit Baskets
See  Hives
TRINITY CHURCH.���Services in
the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar*
CHURCH.���Services at- n a.m. and
7 p. ni. Sunu.ry School at 2:30. Y. P.
S. C: E. meets at the close of evenir g
service.    Rev.J,\V.  C.   Uodds, pastor.
at ihe 'usual hours morning and evening^
Epworth League meets at the close of
evening service. Sunday School at 2:30-.
Rev. W. Hicks, pastor i
Garden and-Flower Seeds, Fruit
and O1na1nent.il Trees, Hollies.
Rose?, Rhododendrons, Shrubs, and
Agricultural Implements.-''New 80
.��age catalogue.'-;
rM   J- EENRY,
' 3009 Wf-dtmiDster Road,
L'el. 780 A. VANCOUVER, B.C.
'alluni, Proprietor.
JEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,      Black
���mith and Carriage .Maker.
The most northerly paper published   on thc Island,
500 white .miners   and   helpers
for   the   Wellington    Extension
and Comox mines, to supercede
all the Chinese in our mines.
Apply at once to the managers
of the said mine?, Wellington
Colliery Co., Ltd.
Wellington Colliery Co., Ltd
We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, Nov
Style Business Cards and, a few
Nice Memorial Cards. Also some
extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call
and see.
The-News'Job Department.
���!���   ��� ��
Livery ���
Apply to,
m 5mB .L.-W. NUNNS.
The News War Bulletin gives all
the latest news  of   the  Transvaal
Subscribe   jor   the    Bulletin   and
kpcp posted on the war.    Price per
month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.
.O ��� I am prepared to O.
O furnish Stylish Rigs ��
O and do Teaming: at O
C      reasonable rates. q
o .Cumberland q
Piunofs and. Or gam
M. W  Waitt & Go.
Victoria, E.  G.
The oldest and most reiiaUe house in tht
*���  Chas. Segrave, 3 ocal Ag-ent,
Cum"berland.  B. C.
FOB, SALE���Near Courtenay
11 acres. Trees burned off. about
20 acres swamp la'-id.
For particulars apply at (hi-
J", tt, _v_cH,_i]0 c
General     Teaming       Powder
Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood,
in Blocks Furnished.
Beac_ .(.::���;���)'"--hans,    $2  per sittiig.
Black ..Mi_o.ca3,   $2   per   siuirrg.
Barred Plymouth   Rocks,   $1    i>er
Grantham, Comox.
J/   Notice.
Rfdjng on } <-omotives and   rail-
��� ay cars   of   <: .��   Union    Colliery
Company by any   person    <;r   persons���except train crew���is strictly
prohibited.     Employees   are   sub^
iect to dismissal for allowing same
By order
Fkaxois D.  Little
Manager. Wr������Pa'WW'HViw'l  "mni'*jtr*rt>Ktijr-  a fiasr_a:aiigria_a'_i  5fte__!_-_  r<  I_->  v'<>  .r'-l '  M'  'I.  I .--V l  ^  Bnrying a Spanish Ivin_.  Strange and almost weird is the ceremonial which accompanies the burial  of Spanish kings. The pantheon, or  royal tomb, is. at the palace of the  Escurial, situated 3,000 feet above the  level of the sea and some distance  from the capital. Only kings, queens  and mothers of kings are buried there,  the coffins of the kings lying on one  ��������� Bide, those of the .queens on the other.  After lying in state for several days  in the throneroom in Madrid an enor-  rnpus procession is formed, accompanying the body to the Escurial. A halt  is made on the way, and the corpse  rests there for one night.  In the morning the lord high .chamberlain stands'at the side of the coffin  and says in loud tones, "Is your majesty pleased to proceed on your journey?" After a short silence the procession moves on and winds up to the  grand' portal of the palace. These  doors are never opened except to admit a royal personage, dead or alive.  [When-the casket containing the re--  mains is at last placed'in the vault,  the chamberlain unlocks it and, kneeling down, calls with a loud voice:  "Senor!   Senor!    Senor!"  After a solemn pause he cries again:  "His majesty does not reply. Then it  is true, the king is dead!"  He then locks the coffin, gives the  key to the prior and. taking his staff  of office, breaks it in pieces and flings  them at the casket. The booming of  the guns and the tolling of bells announce to the nation that the king has  gone to his final renting place.  Consumption^ Victims  CAN   OBTAIN   NEW  HEALTH   IF  * PROMPTLY   TREATED.  A Specialist.  A few days ago a well known Washington lady, being unexpectedly bereft  of her kitchen assistance, advertised  for a colored woman capable of performing general housework.  The first "caller in response to the advertisement was a mulatto damsel, bedecked with ribbon and finery. From  her airs and graces she might have  been a graduate of a seminary. She  announced that she had noticed the advertisement and was desirous of securing employment.  .'Are you. a good cook?" inquired the  lady of the house.  "No, indeed, I don't cook," was the  reply.  "Are you a good washer and ironer?"  .was the next query.  "I wouldn't do washing and ironing;  it's too hard on the hands." declared  the caller.  "Can you sweep?" the housewife then  wanted to know.  "No," was the. answer, and it was a  positive ono. "I'm not strong enough  for that."  "Well, in the name of goodness, what  can   you   do?"   said   the   lady   of   the  house, exasperated.    The placid reply  was:  .  "I dusts,' t. -,"���������,.:  Negro Eloquence.  "Negroes sometimes express them-  "selves as felicitously as do the Irish.  Here is a case copied from a Texas  paper. Some time ago one of Texas'  widely known statesmen, who is now  dead, was passing along a street in  Dallas, when an old colored man. who  bad once belonged to him. approached,  took off his hat and passed- a hand  over his white wool as he asked: ���������  "Marster, gin de old man 50 cents."  "Dan, you are a robber."  "How?" asked the astonished darky,  opening his eyes, around which rough  shod age had walked.  "Didn't you see me put my hand in  my pocket?"  "Yes, sah."  "Well, you old rascal, you rob me of  the pleasure of giving you money with?  out being asked."  The old man received a dollar. Bowing almost to the ground, while tears  came out and coursed through the aged  prints around his eyes, he replied:  "Marster, wid, wid such a heart as  you hab and wid Abraham and Isaac  and de Lord on your side, 1 don't see  what can keep you out of heaven."  The Hog.  No other animal Iras been more modi-  _ed by civilization aud none reverts  more quickly to the original wild type  than tho hog. Three generations pf  running wild suffice to turn the smooth,  round, short snouted razorback or  hazel splitter, thin, lank, leggy, lop-  eared, sharp snouted an Ishmael in  bristles, running like a deer. if.running  be possible, fighting as only a wild hog  can fight when battle is imperative.  The tusks, which have been half obliterated in the process of civilization,  get back size and strength. At a year  old they are formidable, at 2, murderous; at 3 or 5, more deadly than a  sword. They afford a certain index  of age up to 6 years, but are commonly broken in fights long before that  time. Wild boars are very ill tempered and, when worsted in fighting, often  revenge themselves by ripping the  bark from trees as high as they can  reach.   The Thankless Task.  In early spring, when life is sweet,  When days' are fair and nights are fleet,  Still conies some one wiUi doleful phiz  To tell ua ���������vrhcre the mercury is.  ���������Chicago Record.  Love on Wheels.  "They toll me Keyrank and his bride  are making their wedding journey in a  horseless carriage."  "Yes; they started away automobiling  and cooing."���������Chicago Tribune.  It   Was   Thought  Miss  Lizzie   Smith,  of  Waterford, Was in Consumption, But  Her   Health Has Been Restored���������  Advice to Similar Suft'erers  From the Star, Waterford, Ont  ,,   Throughout Canada there are  thousands of girls who   owe   the  bloom   of  health shown in their cheeks, the brightness of eye and elasticity   of   step,   to  Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills for Pale People.    There are few girls   in   the  first  years of womanhood   who do not suffer  more or less  from   anaemia.    We  see  them everywhere; and they   are  earily  recognized by a sallowness of complexion, or perhaps extreme'pallor, they are  subject to headaches, dizziness, palpitation of the heart,   and   feel   tired   and  worn out on   the   least exertion.    To  those who suffer in   this' manner  Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills   offer speedy and  certain relief.    Proof   of   this, may  be  had in   our  own  towD.    Miss  Lizzie  Smith, daughter of Mr. William Smith,  is   today   the   embodiment  of  health  and   activity,    yet   noc   so   long   ago  her   friends   feared   that  consumption  had fastened its fang* upon her.    A representative of the Star  recently interviewed Mrs. Smith as to the means employed to restore her daughter's bealfcli.  Mrs. Smith's   unhesitating   reply   was  that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills were entitled to the credit.    Mrs.  Smith said:  "My daughter is nineteen years of age.  For some years she ha3 not   been  very  strong and was subject  to   nick   headaches.    JJasfc summer she went to work  in ah establishment in Paris,  and  had  not been there long   when   her  health  grew much   worse.    She   consulted  a  doctor there who said   that   her  blood  was in such a bad state that|the trouble  was likely to develop iuto consumption,  and on hearing this Lizzie  at once returned home.    When we saw   her we  feared   she   was   in   a  decline.     She  suffered very ,nmch   from   headaches;  was as white as chalk, with dark circles  nnder her eyes and the eyes   shrunken.  Her appetite was very fickle and she ate  very little.    She was very  despondent  and at   times   said  she  did not  care  whether she lived or not.    I decided to  give Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, which I  heard were so highly recommended in  cases like hers, a trial.    She  had  only  taken the pills for a   couple   of  weeks  when we could see   an   improvement.  By the time she had used a   couple of  boxes her appetite was much improved,  her  headaches  less  frequent, anci  the  spirit of depression passed away.  Four  boxes more fully  restored   her  health,  and today she is as well   and as  active  as though she had  never  had  a  day's  illness.    I really think  Dr.   Williams'  Pink Pills saved her life,    and  believe  they are worth  their weight in gold to  girls suffering as she did."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills made rich,  red blood, strengthen the nerves, bring  the glow of health to pale and sallow  cheeks, and make the feeble and despondent feel tbat life is once more  worth living. The genuine are' sold  only iu boxes, the wrapper bearing the  full name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People." May be had from  all dealers or by mail at 50c. a box or  six boxes for $2.50, by addressing the  Dr. Williams' Medicine Co, Brock-  ville Ont.  WESTERN  CANADA'S GREAT  20TH CENTURY FUR  WINNIPEG,  23rd to 28th July, 1900.  $35,000.00  IN PRIZES AM) ATTRACTIONS  Largely increased Prize List.  Four full days Racing.  Finest Platform Attractions  ever seen iu ,the West.  .     EVERY EVENING:    .  Grand Pyro Military Drama  Battle of Paardelberg*  AXD  Surrender of General Cronje.  Prize .Lists and Programmes free on amplication.  JT. W. HEUBACir, General Manager.  Winnipeg,   Manitoba. '  Anger  begins  in folly and ends  in  repentance. ���������Pythagoras.  SURE REGULATORS. ��������� Mandrake  and Dandelion are known to exert a powerful influence on the liver and kidneys,  restoring them to healthful action, inducing a regular flow of the secretions and  imparting to the organs complete power  to perform their functions. These valuable ingredients enter into the composition of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, and  serve to render them the agreeable and  salutary medicine they are. There are few  pills so effective as they in their action.  Gayety U the soul's ripple over  de.'ihs cf desDairJ���������Chapiu.  St. Martin, Que., May 16, 1&95.  C. O. RICHARDS & CO  Gentlemen, ���������Last November my  child stuck a nail in his knee causing  inflammation so severe that I. was advised to take bim to Montreal and have  the limb amputated to save  his life.  A neighbor advised us to try MINARD'S LINIMENT, which we did,  and within three days my child was all  right, aud I teel so grateful that I send  you this testimonial, that my experience  may be of benefit to others.  LOUIS GAGNIER.    '  PRESS EXCURSION.  Members   of   thc   Western    Cainula Press  Association  Take  11 Trip  JSust.  When, a year ago, tthe members of  the Western Canada Press 'Association returned from a trip to the Pacific coast, it was agreed on all hands,  and juis'tly .so, thiat that 'excursion  triad been one of the most successful  ever held .in the history of press associations. It was felt also, that no  miatter wlhat excursions >bhe Western Canada Press Association might  hold in the future, it would be next  to impossible to quite equal the magnificent success of the Pacific coast  excursion of 1899. That was the  opinion of all at the time. And  while no one would wish to dissent  from the universal opinion of the mem-|  bens of tlie excursion party of last  year, still, now that the second annual excursion of the Association has  been held, it must be conceded on all  sides th)at the pronounced and splendid success of the excursion of 1900  has outshone even the thoroughly enjoyable and. Altogether successful  trip of 1899.  It. was a   happy suggestion, indeed,  tlilat led  tlie Association  at, its last  annual  meeting to select an eastern  trip for the second annual excursion.  The intineraij'y waa in all respects an  ideal  one.      It included  a    visit    to  many  of  the  leading cities of     the  Dnited States as well  as the    chief  cities  of   Eastern  Canada.       But  no  Itinerary,  no  nia.tter how    (complete  aird perfect    its    arrangement,      no  matter what points of interest that  lit  emibrarced,  and there  were  many;  no itinerary could have     made    the  excursion  the splendid success    that  it was without the series of receptions  and ovations that met the party all  along the   line.     To  say  that     the  excursionists were well received and  cordially  welcomed   at  every     point  visited, is not at all sufficient to express the  actual facts.      They were  met worth open arms everywhere and  entertained In sucih' a    royal manner  as to make it impossible to find words  to give adequate expression to one's  feelings.      It seemed, in  many cases,  ais though   the people  of  the     east,  and  particular 1 y    the  pressmen      of  the east���������many of whom had visited  the  west,   in a    similar  capacity  as  th������ members of our excursion  party  were Visiting them���������felt    that    they  had a    debt to pay to the westerners, and right nobly did they discharge  their  obligation  with    tenfold interest.  Tlie excursion party numbered  beitwen 75 and 80 people, and was  in all respects thoroughly representative of Western Canadian journalism.  TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS.  Owing to circumstances which arose in connection with the excursion  committee's negotiations with the  railway companies, it was found ne-  oesgairy to choose St. Paul, Minn., as  the place of rendezvous. Here on  the morning of May 29th, the excursionists met. A majority of them  caime over the Great Northern railway from Neche, which point was  reraiched via tVie C. P. R., and the Association is under a deep obligation  to Mr. C. E. Macphlarson, general  passenger agent of the C. P. R., and  to Mr. F. I. Whitney, general passenger agent of the'Great Northern railway, together with Mr. Smith, the  local agent of that road, for transporting such a large contingent of  the party to the Twin Cities. Another instalment reached St. Paul  via th<* Northern Pacific, and to Major Swinford, the general agent of  that line in Winnipeg, many thanks  are due for facilitating the transportation   arrangements over his line.  From St. Paul to Milwaukee, and  th.eiK.e to f-hicago, the party was  carried in ius two Pullman sleepers,  specially chartered for the occasion,  over the Northwestern line. To Mr.  T. W. Teasdale, the popular general  pa.swe.nger agent ��������� of this line, the  excursion party was under a heavy  obligation. The run over this line  was thoroughly enjoyed, and there  were- evidences on aill sides of- careful operation and efficient management. What added to the pleasure  of the trip over the Northwestern  line was the fact that, through the  kindness or Mr. Teasdale, Mr. Chas.  J. Gray, one of the mo>t popular of  the company's travelling agents, accompanied the party right through  to Chicago.  From Chicago the route was over  the Grand Trunk to Detroit, and  thence ito Suspension Bridge and  Buffalo. The trip over the Grand  Trunk was very pleasant indeed. Mr.  Geo. W. Vau'x, the assistant general  passenger agent at Chicago, was  courtesy itself, and rendered all the  assistance in his power to the committee.  The trip from Bufflalo to Niagara  Falls and Lewistoii was made over  the electric railway, and from Lewis-  ton to Toronto by the ever popular  old steamer. Chicora, of the Niagara  Navigation Co.  From Toronto to Montreal the committee had aranged that the party  should go all the way by water,  travelling by the magnificent new  steamer, Toronto, of the Richilieu and  Ontario Navigation Co, This ��������� ar-  ram'gte>hient was carried out as far  as Prescott, where, unfortunately, it  was learned that the connecting  boat for Montreal had been damaged, and the party was taken from  that point by rail via the  Grand Trunk. The trip down  the     St.     Lawrence     and    through  the Thousand        Islands        was,  however, greatly enjoyed, and will  long be rembered by the members  of the party. The officers of the Toronto, and the officials of the company did everything possible to  make the trip a    pleasant one.  Frtpm Montreal to Quebec and return, through the kindness of the  minister of railways and canals, the  iexcursionists were transported over  the Intercolonial railway. This was  a concession which was very much  appreciated. Mr. H. A. Price, the  suparintendent of tire company at  Montreal, escorted the , excursion  party to Quebec, and his presence and-  attention added in no small degree  to the pleasure of this portion . of  the trip. In this connection a , delicate little compliment paid- to the  A&sociiation was tin������ preparation, under Mr. Prices' direction, of a souvenir menu card for the dinner on  the return trip from Quebec, a copy  or -which was presented to ��������� every  member of the party.  From1 Moirrtrcal to Ottawa and  from Ottawa to Winnipeg, the excursionists were transported over  the Canadian Pacific railway  in , two sleeping cars, which  had been chartered for the occasion. In the journey from Ottawa  to Winnipeg, which was made without any _top-over,. the excursion  cars were attached to the Imperial  Limited train, and the party was  given , an idea of the nature of ' the  time made and of the equipment of  this traiuscoiLtiuerital If Iyer. It is  needless to say that the run was  pre-ernlmently satisfactory in every way, and that the party was  landed In Winnipeg promptly on  oDliiedule time.  RESOLUTIONS OF THANKS.  At a meeting'of. the Association  he'Jd on board the train on our homeward trip the following resolutions  were unanimously carried and the  secretary was instructed to forward copies of. the same to the parties interested:  That our thanks be tendered to the Minnesota Press association, the Commercial  club of St. Paul, and the Board of Trade, of  Minneapolis, for the courtesies extended  to us during our visit to this: Twin Cities,  and that special mention be made of the  personal attentions of Messrs. Hall,  Forbes, Collins, .Rankin, Stine. Meyst. ���������  Mi'tchsl and Potter;  That we extend our sincere thanks to the  mayor and council of tho city of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Typothetae, the Press  club and the Pabst 'Brewing- Co., for their  kind hospitality to us during- our visit  to their beautiful city, and that the personal kindness of Mr. N. L. Burdock be  specially recognized.  That our thanks be conveyieti to representatives of the American Type Foundry  and Barnard Bros. & Spindletr, of Chicago,  and particularly to Mr. J.' L,. IJe������, manager  of thai Challenge Machine Co., through  whose generous and open-hearted hospitality our visit to that city was mada one  of pleasure and profit to each member of  our party.  That the officers of the Pan-American  Exposition of 1901, ba thanked for courtesies extended to us during our stay in  Buffalo, and that we express our sympathy with an enterprise which will display in a fitting manner the. resources of  the nations of this continent .and which  will have tne effect of binding still more  ciossly together the peoples of the New  World.  That we convey our thanks to Mr. Hob-  bins, of Walkerville,, Ont., for his kindness in arranging a visit to the great,  distillery of Hiram Walker & Sons, and  for thoughtful remembrance of the needs  of our party.  That the mayor and council of Niagara  Falls, Ont., be thanked .for the, manner In  which they received us. We shall retain  a memory not only of the beauty and  grandeur of earth's most mighty cataract, but of the kindness and attention  displayed by those who put themselves  at such personal inconvenience to receive  and welcome us.  That we express our heartfelt appreciation of the. kindness of the Canadian  Press association, the mayor and council  of th* city of Toronto, and the local press  of that city. Our trio from Niagara to  the Queen City and our visit to its prominent buildings and its points of beauty  will ever be remembered with feelings of  pleasure and satisfaction. We feel that  we are particularly indebted to His Worship Mayor Macdonaid and Alderman Leslie. Messrs. Willisrm. Cooler, Pirie, Law  and Clarke, of the Canadian Press association, and to the management of the  Toronto Telegram.  That we tender our sincere thanks to  Mr. J. T. Johnston, manager of the Toronto Type Foundry Co., for kind and  f-enerous entertainment in Toronto, . and  hat we express our gratitude to Messrs.  E. H.,,White.- and J. H. L. Patterson for  all they did towards making our vis.it  to Buffalo, Niagara and Toronto so pleasant and profitable!: and to Messrs. Miller & Richard, of Toronto, Ior the handsome souvenir of the .visit to Buffalo  and  Niagara Falls.  That we extend our special thanks to  His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor of  Quebec,   and   to   the   Honorable   Mr.   Tes-  sier, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Qu=.b3C and Madame Tessier, and  particularly to Mr! L. S. Demers, president of the Associated Press of the Province of Quebec, and Major L_e Vasseur,  for their extreme hospitality during our  stay -in th'2 ancient capital. Our excursion around the city and over the historic plains of, Abraham, and our delightful sail- down the river to the beau-  tilul Montmorency Palls and the ocean  steamer Rathlin Head will remain in  memory as among che happiest hours of  our outing.  ^That we express our warmest appreciation "of th*? kindness and hospitaiitv of  tha great city of Montreal. The reception  by his worshiD, Mayor Prefontaine and  the council, the drive up the mountain,  th������ happy hour on the summit and the  visit to th'i harbor works and the Allan''  liner Parisian, contributed to give us a  day that can never be forgotten. Words  would fail to express the generous and  whole-hearted attention of the Press Association of, Qu&bec, and the individual  efforts of President Gordonsmith and  his committee can  never  be forgotten.  That-we thank Mayor Payment, of the  c:ty of, Ottawa; J. G. JRuth'arford, M. P.;  A. W. Puttee, M. P.; T. O. Davis,. M.  P.; and Mr. Kieffar, of the Ottawa Citizen, for their kind attention during our  visit to tha capital.  That we tender hearty thanks to the  Department of the Interior, and especially to, Mr. J. A. Smart, deputy minister,  and Mr. Frank Pedley, ' superintendent of ,  immigration, for aid rendered in various ways towards the. 'signal success of  the excursion,, and further that we Ibeg to  acknowledge the kindness of the Department in permitting Mi-. W. J. White to  accompany our party. His presence added greatly to the interest and enjoyment   of  the   trip.    ���������  That we tender to Mr. T. W.' Teasdala,  general passenger agent of the Northwestern line our sincere thanks for transporting our party from St. Paul to Milwaukee and thence to Chicago; and that  we fully appreciate the kindness and courtesy extended to us by the officials of  this popular line, with special reference  to Mr. Chas. J. Gray, travelling passenger agent, who escorted us over our entire trip on .the Northwestern route. It  gives our association pleasure to testify  to the efficient operation -and management oi. this line and to the concessions  and kindness extended  to us.  That we tender to the Great Northern  railway, and to Mr. .F. I. Whitney, its  general passenger agent, our cordial  thanks for aiding us in a very generous manner in transporting a large number of our excusionists from Neche' to'  St. Paul, and that ' we place cin record  our appreciation of the many kindnesses  extended to us by the officials of this  line especially remembering along with "  Mr. Whitney himself, Mr. Smit'n, the general agent at Winnipeg.  'That we extend to the .management'of  the Intercolonial Railway of Canada and  to the Minister of Railways and Canals  a hearty vote ��������� of thanks for carrying  our party from Montreal to Quebec and  return, thus adding very materially to  the pleasure of our trip, and we desire  to acknowledge the kindnesses extended  to us by all the officials of this railway, and especially to Mr. H. A. Price, '  the superintendent at Montreal, who es-  .corted us to Quebec and did everything  in his power to make our visit a pleasant  one:  That wa tender to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Northern Pacific Railway Company, the Grand Trunk  Railway Company and the Richelieu  and Ontario Navigation Co, our heartfelt thanks for many favors and courtesies extended to us in connection with  our- excursion and we desire to acknowledge the uniform kindness, of the various officials of these lines with whom  we came in  contact.  That we, tender to Mr. C. E. Macpher-  son, -general passenger agent of the C.  P. R. at Winnipeg, our cordial thanks  for many favors granted us in arranging our excursion and especially for as-  'sistance in bringing the Western members of our party to Winnipeg and Gretna and returning them to their homes.  That our hearty, thanks be extended to  the Hudson's Bay Company and its popular . commissioner, Mi\ G. G. ��������� Chipman,  for many acts of kindness extended to us  on.1 our trip. The thoughtful remembrances  of our comfort by the. H. B. Co., as so  kindly arranged by Mr.. E. B. Nixon, at  various points, added in no small measure to the pleasure of our 'excursion  and have been  thoroughly appreciated.  That our warmest thanks be extended  to Mr. B. S. Jenkins, superintendent of  C. *P. R. telegraphs; H. P. Dwight, president and general manager of the G. N.  W. Telegraph Co., and' Col. R. C. Clow-  ry> vice president and general superin-  intendent of the Western Union .Telegraph Co., for the free use of their lines  Cor personal and social messages during  the time of our excursion. The favor  was much appreciated by all the members o������ our party, and greatly facilitated  the arrangements preliminary to the  excursion.    ���������  That we extend; our heartiest thanks  to the management of the' Toronto Type .  Foundry Co., at Winnipeg Toronto, and  Montreal, for sp-ecial favors granted' to  us in many ways and especially for assistance in aiding us in ensuring the  financia/ success of the excursion and  we desire to place ourselves. on record  as  fully appreciating  these  favors.  That we extend our thanks to the Calgary Brewing Co., of Calgary; Mr. Gor- ���������  don, of Buchannan , & Gordon, and J. A.  Darby, of Winnipeg, and Mr." Samuel  Foote, ot Imperial Court of Chicago, for  their kindly remembrances of the. party. Their thoughtfulness did much to  add to th= comfort and pleasure of our  excursionists.  A ME  __B  OF HIGH  REPUTE.  A Special Formula of a Great Physician Is Dr. Chase's Nerve  Food, the Great Blood Builder.  There are imitators of Dr. A. W.  Chase, hut none who dare to reproduce  his portrait and signature, which are  found on every hox of his genuine  remedies.  Nor are there any preparations that  can duplic.jte the marvellous cures  brought about by This great physician of  recipe book fame. Here is a sample of  the letters daily received from grateful  cured ones:���������  Mr. A. T. P. Lalame, railway agent  at Olarenceville, Que., writes:���������"For  twelve years I have been run down  with nervous debility. I suffered much  and consulted doctors, and used medicines in vain. Some months ago I heard  of Dr. Chase's Nerve Pood, used two  boxes, and my health improved so rapidly that I ordered twelve more.  "I can say, frankly, that this treatment has no equal iu the medical  woild. While using Dr Chase's Nerve  Focd I could feel my system being  built np until now I am strong and  healthy. I cannot recommend it too  highly for weak, nervcus people."  Mrs. E. H. Young ot 214 Greenwood*  avenne, Jackson, Mich.,is a recognized.  leader among the lady Maccabees, Foresters and other fraternal societies,  and is well known throughout the  state ior her executive ability and  social qualities. Mrs. Young has recently recovered from nervous dis-  orders, which the describes in the following words:  "My social and other duties in connection  with several fraternal societies had drawn so  much upon my strength that I found myself  all run down in health. I was very nervous,  had no appetite, could get no real rest from  sleep and was troubled very much with pains  in the head and back. I tried many sorts of  tonics, but could get no permanent help  until I used Dr. Chase's nerve food. I took  two boxe? as directed, and found a perfect  cure for my trouble. Their action was very  mild and effective, and I believe them to be  the best medicine for nervous troubles that  I know of."  There is abundant evidence from phy-  sicians and prominent society people to  prove that Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is  the most effective nerve restorative obtainable. It makes tbe blood rich and  red, revitalizes the wasted nerve cells,  overcomes weaknesses and disease and  builds up the body to perfect health  and vigor. fiOc. a box, at all dealers,or  Edinanson. Bates & Co., Toronto.  4B  r I  iy  THE  BABY AND THE SOLDIERS.  U <  Rou._-b and ready the troopers ride,  Great bearded men, with swords by side;  They have ridden long, they have ridden hard,  They are travel stained and battle scarred,  TJ_ hard ground shakes' -with, their martial tramp,  And coarse is the laugh of the men in camp.  They reach the Epot where the mother stands,  With a bab3r clapping its little hands.  Laughing aloud at the gallant' sight  Oi the mounted soldiers fresh from the fight.  The captain laughs out, "I'll give you this,  A handful of gold, your baby to kiss."  Smiles the mother, "A kiss can't be sold,  ' But gladly he'll kiss a. soldier bold."     ,,  He lifts baby with manly grace  And covers with kisses its smiling face,  Its rosy cheeks and its dimpled charms,  And it crows with delight in the' soldier's armf.  "Not all for captain," the soldiers call,  "The baby, we know, has one for all." ,  To tlie soldeirs* breasts the baby is pressed  By the strong rough men and by turns caressed.  And louder it laughs, and mother fair  Smiles with mute joy as the kisses they share.  "Just such a kiss," cries one trooper grim,  "When I leit my boy I gave to him,"  "And just such a kiss on the parting day  I gave to my girl as asleep she lay."  Such were the words of the soldiers brave,  And their eyes were moist as the kiss they gave.  ���������Boston Transcript.  HONORA'S FUT. I  ^^^^^,%W,^,%%%^%^^^^^^S^^JK^  She Tried Cooking and Literature  at the  Same  Time "With a  Singular Result.  The    strong - sunshine    which    poured  through  the  skylight  of the big studio  was tempered  and  diffused  by  a  white  muslin screen painted with blue dragons,  while tall vases, plaster bric-a-brac, bits  of old .tapestry,  a  palm tree or two,  a <.  brass tea urn and a luxurious divan with,,  - pillows three deep gave the room an air  at   once ' artistic   and   feminine.      Five  young women were sitting or standing at  the    easel,- , some    flourishing    charcoal  sticks,    others    with    palettes   on   their  thumbs, all intent on  mastering the difficulties ���������  of    perspective     "values"    or  "planes,"- while  a  sixth,  with  her  hair  unbound and wearing a flowing red robe,  represented their idea of a- Moorish heroine.    Outside the buzz and roar of New  York throbbed on the afternoon air, elevated   trains   shrieked   and   whizzed   by,  street calls rose and  fell,  and -a  hurdy  gurdy on the next corner ground  out a  once popular  tune,   but no  one  noticed  '    these noises any more than the country  plowbpy notices the wind sighiu'g all day  through the pines on the hill.  , ."Time to rest, Nora," announced Miss  Haviland, and, while the worshipers of  art relaxed  their tired muscles and exchanged   theories,'   praise   and   criticism  with the frankness of the cult,  Honora  also stepped  down  aud  took  a careless  look  at  the  semicircle  of  more  or  less  realistic likenesses.    What she saw was  a young, dark haired woman with wistful  gray-eyes, hands clasped before her and  ���������-    a   sad   and1 almost  careworn   expression1.  This Moorish girl was clearly .a captive,  pining   for   home,   and   unconsciously   a  flash  of  her  old   spirit  came  back   into  Honora's   face.     "Goodness,   do   I -look  like that?" she thought, slightly straightening herself.    "Dick,  dear Dick,  wha't  would you say if you knew?"  "You pose very well. You've done it  before, no doubt," observed one of the  girls in a tone of serene patronage, but  Miss Haviland broke in kindly before  Honora had time to reply. "Oh, no,"  she said. "Nora isn't a regular model.  She just came to oblige us, didn't you,  Nora?"  "Pose!" cried Grace Hunt in a clear,  high voice, consulting her watch. The  captive's dimple disappeared. She hastily resumed her station and attitude,  and the sorrowful look again crept over  her face. The young ladies returned to  their stools, and for some moments nothing was heard but the squeaking of charcoal and the scraping of palette knives.  "The line of the neck is good, but she's  distinctly too thin, and her arms are unsatisfactory," declared Mrs. Tremaine,  selecting a flat brush and squeezing some  raw sienna out of a tube. She was a  young widow,* matroni: ed the apartment  and spoke exactly as if the girl had been  a lay figure or a block of wood.  "Your nose is too long, and you're an  ill mannered iceberg besides," thought  Honora vindictively, with such a rush of  blood to her cheeks that severely heightened the tint of their portraits with a  touch of rose madder.  Honora went home that night with $2  in( her pocket and insulted pride in her  heart. Home for her uow was a mere  closet under the roof of a neighboring  apartment house.  "Who is she, anyway?" asked Grace  carelessly as the friends compared canvases after the model's departure. "She  has a stunning head of hair. You say  she's not a professional?"  "Oh, no; she's a girl who has done  plain sewing for Mrs. Lawrence, on the  fifth floor. ��������� I-happened to see her there  and thought she looked paintable. She  needed the money, I guess, to judge by  her hollow eyes," answered Miss Haviland half remorsefully.  A month passed before the pictures  were finished, and the fair students of  the "Iverness did not see Honora���������never  thought of her. Early one January morning, however, the private bell rang, and  Elizabeth went to the door.  "Why, how do you do���������ah���������Katy; no,  Nora, isn'tMt?" she said, with her kindly  smile. "So you want to pose for us  again, do you? But you look thin. Have  you been ill?"  "No, thank you. I'm quite well. I'd  rather not pose, but 1 thought you might  have some sewing for me���������possibly���������one  of you ladies," stammered Honora.  "Well, sit down, and I'll speak to the  others." The girl sank into a chair in the  dark little corridor, for her limbs trembled under her. Miss Haviland when she  came back appeared somewhat at a loss  for the right word herself.  "We don't seem to have much in the  way of sewing," she began, "but I sus  pect that Providence may have sent you  to our relief after'all. You know four of  us girls���������the four that you saw���������live here  with Mrs. Tremaine in a suit of rooms,  and we've been housekeeping by turns,  getting our breakfast and lunch and taking, dinner ���������t the cafe. But we're all  tired of the arrangement, and we've been  thinking that if we could get some nice"  ��������� Miss Haviland hesitated ��������� "refined  young woman to cook the meals and keep  everything comfortable it would be a  good idea all round.    Can you cook?"  "Yes." Honora's tongue really wouldn't  say "ma'am." and she made it "Miss  Haviland" instead. ���������  "Then what do you say to trying it?  W* put. out th* laundrv work so it would  be ' easy houseKteping," and the yourig  artist went on to' speak of wages and the  usual "Saturday afternoons."  The candidate  asked  for  an  hour  to  consider the matter.    She walked up to  the park  and' sat down on  one of the  wooden   benches   near   the   Fifty-ninth  street' entrance.     Honora  thought   how  she   had   come   to   the   city   only   four  months ago fired with dreams of a larger  life and .utterly  ignorant of its difficulties,   disappointments   and   perils.     She  thought of tlie brave start she had made,  her confident courage and high hopes and  the succeeding bitter discouragements, repulses and failures.    Peliquagamas, Me.,  was   the  melodious name of  her  birthplace.    She shut her eyes and saw the  prim village street, her old  aunt's neat  cottage and herself, a restless, impetuous  girl, growing up under the good spinster's  wing like> an enterprising hawk under the  wing of a well disposed hen.  , Six months ago she had offered a tale  to a city newspaper, and all her troubles  dated from that day, for it was promptly  accepted, and the check which came back  seemed to open out a dazzling prospect of  wealth,  fame and  a  "career."    One or  two  later  ventures were  equally  fortunate, and then nothing would do but go to  New York and try _er fortune. Of course  her   elders '.remonstrated,   but "Honora's  strong will and abundant relish for adventure carried the,day.    Dick stormed,  protested and implored, but what was a  six room cottage even with Dick to a girl  stagestruck for the triumphs of a world  theater?  Of the succeeding months Honora did  not like to think. Their pitiless lessons  were still gall to her spirit. Enough to  say that she had left the expensive boarding house and, too proud to confess her  straits or ask help from home, taken the  poorest of lodgings. Even so, with a nee-'  die instead of a pen in her hand, the  struggle" was too hard; the battle was  against her.  At this point in her meditations Honora  jumped up and said to herself resolutely:  "I'll do it! It's better than starving,  better than posing' and better than destroying my eyes and ruining my temper  by sewing 14 hours a day., I'll let them  call me Nora and think . it's me Oirish t  name," she declared under her breath,  "and I'll give them some, first rate Yankee cooking and go to free lectures and  concerts aud the. museums, so that my  time won't be wasted. I'll take" _p my  despised diary, again, and when I get  home in June I'll make a clean breast to  Dick."  "Nora," sard .Mrs. Tremaine one May  morning, shaking out the aesthetic folds  of her gown, "I expect a gentleman from  Philadelphia to dinner tonight, so lay an  additional plate and have something a  little extra, will you, and pretty flowers?"  For "Elizabeth's protegee" was trusted  now even to choose the bouquets. "He's  the editor of Pettingill's," she said, turning to Grace. "A remarkable man!"  Honora's heart gave a little flutter, but it  died out immediately.  The gentleman duly appeared, and between the ice and coffee he observed to  his hostess: "Cousin Laura, I came to  town today partly to see one' of our contributors. Last winter a manuscript  reached tbe office which struck us all as  something quite extraordinary. It was  in the form of a diary purporting to have  been found in the room of an unknown  girl who lost her reason from sheer starvation in a respectable, well to do quarter of Gotham. She is a down east girl,  with literary ambitions, and in her loneliness keeps one of these voluminous journals that no one really writes nowadays,  giving impressions, experiences and ideas  with wonderful freshness and country  wit. It might have been written for her  mother's eyes or a lover's perhaps. It reveals her follies and her virtues both  -with such perfect spoutaneousness.  "When literature fails her, she tries  sewing and even posing for art students,  and she hits off the fine ladies and sisters  of your craft with a most delicious mixture of satire and euviousness. But  through it all runs the tragic sense of the  rushing power of her environment closing  upon her like the remorseless jaws of a  trap. The last four entries describe her  sensations on four successive days without food after a grande- dame fails to pay  her for the work she has done, and it  breaks off with the first incoherent ravings of corning insanity. I never read  anything more weird or powerful in its  way than that last cry for help."  "Tell us who wrote it, quick!" exclaimed Grace, who felt a light breaking in on  her.  "That's an odd thing about it. The  sketch was unsigned, aud the accompanying slip giving the author's name and address was accidentally lost. We had it  put in type and decided to publish it,  trusting that the writer would see and  claim it. I have the advance sheets  here, but yesterday, by good luck, the  missing paper turned up, and I determined to run in and explain matters to the  presumably irate lady in person. The  address, I believe, is in this neighborhood.  The name"���������Mr. Phillips took out a  memorandum slip.and regarded it through  his eyeglasses. "Ah, Mis? Honora  Graves. Why, what is it? Do you know  her?" --..  Fortunately Nora was in the kitchen  during the ensuing conversation scene.  She took her laurels very quietly when  they were tumultuously placed on her  brow. Sitting among the girls who welcomed her now as a sister "artist," she  told them how th* idea of transcribing  her diary occurred to her as a last resort  in the midst of a starving week which  came near to ending as tragically in reality as on paper.  When no reply was received, she gave  up all literary projects and grasped the  first opportunity that chance threw in  her way���������no other than Miss Elizabeth's  offer.  But upon being hailed as a promising  "lion," with a career opening before her,  our Honora' very frankly and emphatically disclaimed the idea. "I might never  succeed again," she said. "This wasn't  art, but plain truth, which was forced  out.of me by the pinch of reality, and I  don't want to have the screw put on a  second time. No; if New York has done  nothing else for me at least it has tamed  my ambition and taught me my place."  "But what shall you do? You can't  expect to travel incognito and laugh at  us  in your   sleeve   now that we  know  you  ���������>������  "Do? I shall go home and have it out  with d-dear old Dick,'.' cried Honora impulsively, and that brought down the  house.���������Springfield Republican.  A Cynic  "He is very cynical in his comments on  some of the most successful historical  characters."  "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne; "to  him the corridors of time represent "a  grand overcrowded rogues', gallery."���������  Washington Star.  '   A   DFCAMER.  I hold mine eyes -alf shut and find  The world is fair. V,Of dawn and dusk  I taste the fruit and leave the husk  For those who say, "His soul is blind!"  I hear them groan, "Life is a book  Of blots and stains and u_4y deeds,  Words waking grief in him who reads."  Well, if 'tis so, I will not look.  "All men are false."    Ah, no; I meet  Nobility and knightly grace  In those who come my way; I trace ,  Among their 6hadows virtues sweet.  And love, true love, 'tis not a thing  To study as an earthly theme;  Kay, 'tis a thought to guard and dream  And worship, ever wondering.  Life!   Death!   They say the path is steep  Betwixt the twain.    And yet my way  Seems beautiful. ��������� I shall but sway  From sleepless dreams to dreamless sleep.  ���������Madame.  WORLD'S WAT  A Story of a Defaulter Who Was  Guiltless.  Allan Wentworth had been cashier of  the'leading'bank of San Francisco for six  years. On his twenty-first birthday his father's influence had placed him in that  responsible position.. He had never been  obliged to angle discouragingly in unprofitable waters, as is the common lot  of boys1 not born with tlie traditional sil^  ver spoon in their mouths. Allan Wentworth, Sr., had fought the breakers" in  the.surging whirlpool of money getting  and money losing with sufficient winnings on his side to enable him to start  his only son in the exciting game of  ���������finance many points ahead of contemporary struggling beginners. Young Wentworth dashed right into the battle of the  business world without any preliminaries  whatever.  Six years he worked continuously and  well, with attention unflagging, evincing  the greatest business tact, the utmost  fidelity, the most scrupulous honesty. Association with older men advanced him  much beyond his years. At the age of  ,27 he was rightfully recognized all over  thc state of California as the young Napoleon of finance, the model of every father's son, the coveted parti of every  mother's daughter. , He selected from  the social whirl Miss Sylvia Lawrence  as his life partner.  After the necessary days grudgingly allotted by the busy man for ^ the honeymoon the newly made husband,rushed to  his office with the avowed purpose of  "making up for lost time."  To him business was all absorbing. He  never left it, carried it with him always.  In his home, at his table, by his fireside,  it was the theme with which he entertained his young wife, his young wife's  friends when he had time to speak to  them; it was his political law, his religious dogma, his theory of social economy, his domestic discourse, his everything.  But a few months elapsed. Even while  their- honeymoon was in its first quarter  clouds of such impenetrable thickness so  obscured the sky of these young people  that they must needs grope in the darkness of deepest sorrow and abject shame.  Allan Wentworth. the steady going, the  perfectly proper Allan Wentworth, was  a defaulter, fleeing for fear of arrest, a  sneaking semblance of his old fascinating,  magnetic personality, afraid to look his  brother man iu the face!  Pity only intensified the wife's love.  Without a murmur Sylvia Shared Allan's  shame. Faithfully she followed him in  his hide and seek game withjthe officers  of the law. She could never forget her  terror when Allan, with true bluntness,  told her of his crime nor how her heart  almost failed her when . he tremblingly  told her that they must leave their home  that very night, stealthily on foot, for  the sleuthhounds of the law were already on his tracks. How nervously his  hand twitched when he took hers and  his furtive eye glanced in the darkness  as together they stepped out in the night.  How with nervous energy he hurried her  along the darkest streets. How cautiously they entered the railroad station and  took a train south bound. How at midnight they left the car at a small town  and immediately sought refuge in a dingy  railroad hotel.  When on the morning following Wentworth's flight a note was found upon his  office desk blazoning to the world his unfaithfulness, his brother officials treated  it as a huge, though indiscreet, joke. It  was without an envelope, and had prying  eyes seen it a rumor might have been  started not at all pleasant for the institu- |  tion.    It read:  I, am a defaulter to the bank. I have abstracted  many thousands of dollars���������how .many only a  close examination of my books will show. ��������� All is  gone! Ali_n We.s-twor.tu.  When the usual hour fer his appearance  had passed and he had not come, a mild  surprise was expressed by his associates.  When noon arrived and he was still absent, the surprise had become a subject of  anxious discussion. Such a thing had not  occurred in the six years of his service.  When the messenger boy returned and  said that Wentworth had left home the  night before and that no one knew just  when or where he had gone, the anxious  surprise became fearful wonder. Wonder  engendered suspicion. Suspicion once  born, breathless, it lives and grows intoi  belief.  The note was brought forth and examined minutely. The writer was nervous,  but it was his unmistakably, most irregular, but it was there.  It was useless to" try to hush the matter. The cashier's confession of' guilt  had been made too public for that. Soo_  there' were whispers that dare not be  spoken. Then rumors that would not  down began to float in the air, first softly  and'vaguely, then louder and yet louder  they were agitate_ in tones of bolder assertions, until the bank was gradually  thrown into consternation. The. president called a meeting of the directors.  "Well, I can scarcely believe my own  eyes." he said as he finished reading  Wentworth's note to them. , "There is  one thing sure," he added, with bated  breath���������"if Allan Wentworth has de-'  faulted, it must be for enough to close  these doors. . He would never do anything small���������no, not even a small theft."-  Experts were put upon the books at  once and private detectives engaged to  trace the whereabouts of the fugitive.  "Haven't you noticed how queerly  Wentworth has been acting lately?" asked the teller of the accountant. ������  "Yes; no one could help noticing the  change. He lost all his usual frankness.'  His eyes for a month haven't looked an  honest man in the face,' not even Vvhen  "jp talked. A bad sign, my friend���������a bad  sign when a fellow can't look you in the  face.   Poor, Wentworth!"  "He has been extremely nervous lately  and seemed to shun every one of us. No  wonder. I guess it kept him pretty busy  trying to cover up his tracks. I have no  doubt his systematic swindling has been  going on for a long time. I never did  ��������� like him. Always thought he had much  too wide a scope for such a young* fellow."  After a few more like comments they  separated, each one perfectly satisfied  with his own conviction of the guilt of  their very recent friend,- one sympathetic  another condemning without mercy; this  one with a shrug of the shoulder, that  one with a glance of the eye. according  to they; {Hjfgrent ways of expressing opinions of guilt.     '..'���������<  It was' utterly impossible to keep the  scandal from the newspapers. Within  24 hours the world was informed that  .Allan Wentworth, a most promising  business and society young man of San  Francisco, was a * thief and a fugitive  from jrustice. Some of the writers men-'  tioned his noble traits���������others had no  recollection of his good qualities, notwithstanding that he had many. They were  not at all surprised that the crash had  come. They had. been expecting it" with  journalistic prescience.  Before, the end of another day a run  was made on the bank. Men who had  prospered had large sums at stake: sad  eyed women had' trusted their all to it;  the widow's mite was in its bands���������men  of all grades, conditions and nations, women from the highest rank of society to  the lowest grade of pitifully paid, plodding drudgery���������all, all were there at'the  bank doors clamoring for their money,  crying aloud for their all and cursing the  dishonest cashier.  Behind the doors were white faces,  busy, nervous fingers and overwrought  brains, delving and diving in the bank's  books, adding, figuring, hunting and  searching for some deficit���������some sign,  some inkling of Wentworth's dishonesty.  "I never saw tracks so adroitly covered," was the verdict of the several experts after three das-s of useless search.  The bank's resources were large, and  with timely assistance all pressing demands were slowly met. The directors  were fighting for time to discover how  largo was the defalcation. They were  groping in the dark, fearful that any moment would make certain the great extent  of the robbery.  In the meantime Sylvia and Allan remained in hiding in their uninviting quarters.  Allan's fear of arrest grew more perceptible each day and kept him almost  continually indoors. His hunted look, his  dogged actions, were pitiable to behold,  yet. in all things else, Allan Wentworth  was no coward. -  When the,.third day was drawing to a  close, an all absorbing thought took possession of his brain. It dominated it with  the relentlessness of a tyrant. "I must  have money!" it urged. "If I can't  make it, I must get it���������anyhow! Enough  to take Sylvia and nie away from this accursed place! I have but one life to live!  Must I live it like a dog. dodging the  police everywhere? Must I see my young  wife waste her life in such surroundings  as these? ���������'.'..  For hours he sat brooding, and at night  he'could  not  sleep.     A  terrible  scheme  was  concocting  whereby he  -would  gain  that which-he wanted.    "I can do it.    I  will  do it; nothing easier.    It has  been  done before���������why not now?    The Southern   Pacific train  reaches this   place   at  12:50   in   the   morning,   just  after   midnight,   when   even   the   railroad   officials  are drowsy eyed.     I'll climb to the top  of  the   car  and   lie   flat  upon   its   roof.  When  the train   pulls  out  and" gets  between stations,  I'll drop, down  upon the  engineer.    He'll  not be armed.    My revolver will  be  most  effective.    I'll  hold  up   the   twin,   take  the   express   matter  and  I'll  have  money  enough  for  Sylvia  and me."  l_ow it all flashed instinctively through  his working brain!    fj������>w easy it seemed!  In   fancy   he   had   already   clutched   tho  bags of needed gold!  He  crept from  his  bed  and  stealthily  left the room. Soon after Sylvia wa"s  aroured from her sleep by loud talking  outside. She raised, her window. T_<?  glare from an electrie light' fell full upo������  the crowd of men in the street just below, and she saw Allan,.hatless and coat-  less, wildly gesticulating in the center of  the crowd. Hurriedly she threw a long  wrap about'her and rushed to his side.  "I have robbed the express train!" he  said excitedly;' "I am a criminal'! Why-  do you all doubt,me? .1 never lied knowingly in my life. '��������� I am a thief, I tell -you,,  a thief!" ' '  '    ���������        ' -  "Yes, I am Allan Wentworth,," he said'-  to a bystander. -."I suppose you ape goingr  to arrest me. Well, arrest- away. , I  ought to be arrested, for. I, am a'scoun-,  drel. You don't believe that I robbed  the express?" he asked an an. exultant  toiie, as if to prove the truth of his. statement was of more worth in his eyes than?  anything else. "Look at the blood where-  the bullet broke my arm and almost prevented me. He held up his arm" and'  stared earnestly at the imaginary blood  upon his shirt sleeve. ^  "He's as crazy as a June, bug,", said a.,  man in the crowd carelessly.  -  That  same  night  Sylvia . obtained   assistance  and   started   with her husban_  for San Francisco. By morning they were'  in their own home, surrounded by anx-'  ious but happy friends.    Allan's accounts  had been thoroughly experted and showed  that they  were as straight as  a' string.'  His physicians said it was an attack of  acute  mania,   caused   by  overwork,   and"  that he would certainly  recover.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Hunting In  France.  "Sometimes, in the Parisian's more remote   excursions   after   smaller'' game,"-  writes Richard Whiteiiig in The Century,  "a wild boar crosses' the path, so the prudent sportsman  takes, his hunting knife- -  or.even  his  revolver  with  him  as .well-  as   his   gun.     The   French   list   of  necessaries for the .field is alarmingly large.,,..'  The  stations   at  Rambouillet and   Fon-  tainebleau on-nights when people are>going down for the shooting are incumber- "  ed with materiel de guerre in a, manner-  that suggests a mobilization of the'army.  The revolution saw tiro last of the ���������grand' ,,'  battues of the old school, and then the infuriated people held tins gun and slaughtered without mercy for food without.[a- _  thought  of  the   future.     The  partridge  never fairly recovered from that blow." '  Her Wop������t.  Hicks���������She    threatened'   all    sorts   of.  things, and finally he got desperate and:  exclaimed, "Do your worst!" ..,      .;'  Wicks���������And what did she'do? ,  Hicks���������Veiy coolly, she began - to pla-r  the piano.  Wicks���������I see.   Took him at his word_���������,.  "Boston Transcript.. ���������,.]..'._-���������  THE  DRESS  MODEL,      '  Durable-twilled silks of - various '.kinds '  are being  revived.    They  are  used for \  waists, linings, underskirts, sash draper-'  ies and gowns .entire.       . ...    ���������       ,  The fancy still continues for mousse-  Ilne de soic "and chiffon 3'okcs and  guimpes on all sorts of bodices to wear  under tailor made jackets and waists. -���������  Tiny gold  buttons are again  used by  French   ateliers   on  gowns  of  ceremony;-  formed of white cloth, drap d'ete, lace*, -  net, chiffon, crope dc chine aud veiling.  Fine sheer nainsook embroideries, with-,."  medallions  of  lace  introduced  here  and: .  there,  add  effective variety to the sea--'  son's handsome dress trimmings for thins-  summer gowns. -  Pink and white or violet and pale green  pond lilies trim some of the large round  hats otherwise decorated with choux andt  loops of chiffon or mousseline de soie and  black velvet ribbon of generous width.  In attempting to originate something  novel in the shape of evening bodices the  old time corselet models have been revived. Some of the gored skirt tops are  finished in this form instead of ending at  the belt. They are very little decorated:  One of thc most satisfactory skirt models for making- up light sheer wools for  summer wear is cut in circular shape,,  with plain panel front, medium wide side-  plaits and a shapely box plait at the  back. The plaits flare gracefully around  the bottom of the,skirt, which is cut with  a slight dip.  At their first introduction there were-  many doubts and conjectures concerning  the fate of plaited skirts, but the matter  is settled for the summer season at least,  for among the models in many other  styles are prominently set forth the plaited waists and skirts arranged in every  possible variety.  Among new French jacket and basque  bodice models are those made with front  dart and side seams at the back that extend to the shoulders. These gracefully '  curved lines impart a look of slenderness  and extra length to tho form and are  therefore particulnrJv desirable for wo- ,  men of full figure.  GLEANINGS.  In an office building in Chicago a 21i>.  pound   janitor   is   called   "Cherub,"   and  an  elevator  boy.   whose  weight   is  1U3,  is known as "Ox."  The timber supply of Georgia has.been-  estimated by lumbermen of that state  as sufficient to last only nine years at  the present rate of sawing, 2.G00.000'  feet daily.  The American Mouse club is a recent-  addition to New York clubdom. The purpose of the organization is not to exterminate the little rodents, but to develop  fine species.  "Incircumscriptibleness," meaning incapable of limitation, has been admitted  into Dr. Murray's new English dictionary  on the strength of its use by a covenanting Byfield of the seventeenth century.  In Brazil parents and guardians may,  before consenting to the . marriage of  their charges, require a medical certificate from the bride or bridegroom certifying that he or she has boon vaccinated.  All tourists in Egypt are expected to  go inside the pyramids. The entrance is  a long tunnel chute, or inclined plane,  three or four feet wide, whose bottom  and sides are polished stone. It is very  dark   and candles are use^.  -' "' i A  '������������������7 .<���������*:  - v 'S-.S-Ajv; Ji'^Pf!^Si^^i'^���������^i  i������w^_^j^_t_W!!^  Y^Svrfri^TnUri %~\* mJ Sr?XK-_Ti  :3J  ism.  lis  sp.'"  m  i-i-  IK  AfVM ������*APS 6KKAM ������T TAMTAM POWBIS  CREAM  BAKING  POWDER  Highert Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking Powder    containing  ���������Ian;   Th������y are Injurious to healtfc  THE CUMBERLAND NEWg  ISSUED EVERY  TUESDAY.  ua. B. au&erson, BMtor.  ���������___���������_���������___���������__���������������_.       '       i ..ii i������������������a  ������#" Advertisers who want their ad  ���������hanged, should get copy in by  13 a. an. day before issue.  Subscriber*    failing      to   receive     The  Nkw������ regularly will confer a favcr by  noti-  yiiig' the  office.  ' oo WorJ_ Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Gash in Advance.  goasiroy. They wander from, the  beat n path " oi decorous crowd^m  and b(come passionately addicted  to stealing young chickens or eggp.  But let us not condemn the  whole race because an arrant thief is of the same kind,  any more than we should condemn  the whole human race because certain malefactors exist. Let us quietly sit in judgment, and if we find  him guilty, let us s-dly  forth, gun  I iu hand and do to death the erring  i  member of the flock. If we carjb  fully observe we find that the nu_b-  ber of birds of these species who  commit crime is very t-mall indeed,  but we also find that once the habit is contracted, nothing but a  charge of shot   well   directed   will  t  break the culprit off.  .TUESDAY,  AUG. 28th, 1900.  t *  \  1| ���������_l-iii ' ..-���������_.  We have mentioned how the  lowly crow is beneficial to the agri-  -ulturiet. The raven is another  bird which is shot at nearly every  opportunity, and he to is a bird  which should have every legal and  voluntary protection. The amount of offal and garbage of all  kinds that those useful birds clean  up is m>_t surprising. , True, they  are not so valuable to the farmer as  a crop saver, for they do not take  ���������o many insects as the crow, but  still tire number of pests they do  destroy is very large and as a pub-,  lie scavenger, and thus as a preser *j  Ter of unimal health they are invaluable.  It is certainly most annoying at  times to find that a crow or a raven  is stealing your young duck*, chick  ens or eggs, but both of these birds  seem to be possessed of almost human intelligence, and as a natural  mult, there are criminals among  them, just as there are among ourselves; It takes brains to make a  rogue, it is said, and it would seem  thai there is truth in the assertion,  lor the moat roguish of dumb animals are invariably found among  the most intelligent tribes of birds  or beaetp. As for example, the  corvidae, including crows, ravens,  magpies and jays. Among the fox-  ���������4 and their congeners in beasts.  Therefore, just as we find among  our own race, certain individuals  who develop habits which can only  be corrected by close restraint or  condoned by the death penalty. So  we find among our clever imitators  the corvidae, certain   members who  Our editorial of 14th on "Birds"  has been reprinted by the Victoria  Colonist, and from various quarters  we see that the press and the public are awakening to the fact that  birds must be protected if the safety'  of green crops is to be ensured.  Read our clippings from "Our  Dumb Animals," in this connection.  Mr. Fannin, of the Provincial  Museum, wriies "Your article on  birds is alone worth the subscription. Please send your paper to,  my address."  Editor Cumberland News Sir: ���������  A ftpartv of visitors who went  down to Nanaimo to take in the  celebration on Saturda}'', Aug. 11th,  Society Day, were very . much disgusted at the way-they were treated  in a certain restaurant in that city.  One evening during their stny, feeling a little hungry they thought  they would go to a restaurant and  get something to satisfy their appetite, but sorry to tsay did not stay  very long at the table before they  had to get out, through the misconduct of some illmannered individuals���������we won't call them gentlemen���������who commenced to throw  crackers and corks at the table the  above parties were sitting at. nearly  nitting one of them. Not being  used to this kind of table etiquette  they thought they would leave and  go somewhere else, which they did,  and left the rowdies to themselves.  They supposed they had a lot of J  ������������������mossbacks" to deal with, but they  were soon.let know they were very  much mistaken. We would advise people when visiting Nanaimo  o be careful where they go to eat,  lest'they should have crackers and  corks thrown at them.  Peramulator.  One of our residents a short time  ago made a call on the City Clerk  of the L&le Municipality. Said  Clerk was showing him a 10 bore  gun which he thought much of, and  The Magn  )  Fancy Goods, Toys, etc.  HARDWARE, STOVES, PAINTS,  OILS, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,  WALLPAPER, ETC., ETC.  tm CHEAP STORE OF the DISTRICT.  ������&>���������*_*>���������  .SPECIAL  The hot weather suddenly coming on is very oppressrve, and  da]y c0 to those not suitably clothed for it. The paces which will  reian here for the coming week will be away under all competition, as  alUummer <roods must go without reserve. Below you will firfd some  eye openers regarding our sale:  Summer muslins, ginghams, piques, etc., worth from  12 }4 to   20  cents, sale price 8 cents per yard. ��������� .  Womens' white wear���������Night gowns, trimmed with embroidery,' sale  nrice 71C Nio-ht o-owns, trimmed with embroidery, insertion, and  tuckina,- resular^i.so, sale price $..00.. White skirts worth 75 cents  sale price 6* cents. White skirts worth $1.00, sale price 6$ cents.  White skirts $1.50,,. sale price $1.00  MILLINERY  Those pretty hats ranging in price from $1.2-5 to $6.50. are to   be  sold at prices which will appeal to all as being a regulanslaughter.  The die is cast and they will have to go.     It is our loss  but  your  o-ain     Lot one, consists of children's and misses hats  *      worth from $1.25 to $2:00,.sale price, 7 5 cents.  Lot two, consists of misses' and womens' hats  worth from $2.50 to $4.50; sale price $1.50  Lot three, consists of womens' hats ,  worth from;$4.5oto.$6,5Q, sale price $2.50  'omens' sailors, now   15  to 25 cents.  HOSIERY  Womens' fast black hose, worth   15   cents, now to cents a pair.  Women's' fast black hose, worth 25 cents, now j 5 cents per pair,.  Boys'ribbed cotton hose, 20 cents per pair.  Do not forcet our shoe department, the prices are enay on your parses: ���������  NOTICE--The aWe prices are hot stuff for all c,-������������������.etitors.    Our July  ������,!������.  come only  once a  yea  Come ������..d see, your eyes will tell you more than any advertisement.   .P. rsuas.ve p. ices at  :Q'  tevenson & Co's  CASH STORE.  upon the visitor telling him that he  had never yet fired a gun, hekindly  offered to let him have a shot, loading the gun for him. '.'*������������������* *  After the visitor .had picked hi_  own remains from among a pile of  logs, he said: "Well, this is the  first time I've ever fired a gun, and  if that is a sample of how they act,  it will be the last, unless I turn the  other end to."  A party of young people, three  ladies and two gents, started from  the had of Comox Bay, one evening lately, to visit the flagship, lying out in the harbour. Staying  quite late on board, they discovered  when tey atter_pted to get to their  landing, that the flowing tide had  fled the wrong way, and had left a  good half mile of soft mud between  the water's edge and dry land.  However, there was no use lament-  ing, so after much persuasion, the  girls bowed to the inevitable and  allowed themselves to be carried a-  shore One young gentleman taking the heaviest of the damsels,and  the other carrying the other two.  But my ! how their arms ached.  WALLEfaPArYr-RJDGB  Another Carload of  FLOUR JL.2STJD PEED  The Flour we handle is acknowledged to be the best on the  market.     The large quantity we are selling is  OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION.  APPLES,   PEARS,   PEACHES,   PLUMS  A Large Shipment from San Francisco Direct  AN IMMENSE STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES.  Another Large Shipment opened out last week  A Full Stock of Groceries.        We give a Cash Discount on all purchases.  WALLER    &.    PA   TRIDGE.  FINE  OOTING  SEASON ���������-- ������oo.  FALL   STOCK   COMPLETE.  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL���������  SAVA3E, WINCHESTER AND MAR LIN RFLES.      GREENER,  LEFEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT ��������� &.   PARKER   GUNS  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  SESsTlD    FOR   1900   O-S-T-S-XjOCa-IT-S.  Charles E.   Tisdall,   Vancouver, B. C  ;oliin)bia Flofcriiig.MiHs Go,  ENDERBY, B. C.  H  _A  ungarian, Three Star  A Superior  Family F;Our.  Strong Ba-  ���������  DONE AT���������  The News Office.  leers' 8Tt_! Superfine ������������_ Wieatlets S���������������.  R. P. RITHET _. CO., Limited.  AGENTS,   - -    yiCTOIUA.  I  %  a  I  ���������ill


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