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 ^SR\%KTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. SATURDAY, DEC, 2nd,   ,899  - tVV'  A'  -;���������>  -, ���������    ���������AT THE���������      </  BIG STORE  t  ., MT^will have ready by. to-day���������.Satv  ^day4r^l| the Remnants and������ ends   of  v{UresstGo,c������ds,, -Flannels, "Flannelettes,  ��������� iGingharhs,      .Cretonnes,       .Muslins,:  ��������������� -Prints': Laces; Ribbons, and in fact ev-  ^i vll^ Vryshort? end of goods i_v the store, all  f?  marked at-prices that; will   be: sure;, to  hclear,them: oufc   ,Mcm'~t letr'.some;', one,'  felse jjot aU the bairyains^' Conie  earM.!  and getsonie of themteftyoursell..  I? A  -1  !      THE   LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  Musical  Instruments in B.C.  FLETCHER BROS;,;  88 Govern m'ent St.  . Victoria, 15. C.  P. O. Box 143.f ?!'  .PlAttOS, ORGANS,  <' GUiTAllS. *'   '.    ,  * .MANDOV^S.  - '   BANJOS.    "'  -'.    "    'S^t     ' ��������� '  .<���������    r   '      AOTOHARPS.  ' |.������ A)\ the latest' fcjIW. Music ,  "';' ;-������������������d Folios.- ' Fiiiost Strings  '���������ni for'all instvnrrieuts. Agents  ��������� -* - =iMxiw for the popular. Dome-!lie-  fJ-VSS!/J',Sewing MacliiiiOs. ' Need-  f|t '^f3 an$ part-^lor alLnia-  S_ "cnihesf Hend'fNr'Catalogue:  7      1     f   ,_,_,,  -JT-he, war office has  ,:W rite for p'ricc^and particulars?. - P^O.-Drawer:563^     :,   .  !   ������ &  ^^_^^^_@s_3___s^^s@_@__@^_^^_^������@gg������??s@?^?^sssai''  _^__L^____4_^__-__4 ,         -~ ^  '' '   ~   Gus rlauck  * c   ti I  V?���������'.!* 1 i  '   London, Nov. 29.���������-  recetve'cT the foUovxin^ despatch fr.om  ' General '?������)%'. Cape'TownJ Nov.' jik.���������,  "<iener.\l'Metchuen repous as,r follows:  >,Modder Klver 28thl��������� t^eennnoitered 'at'  l5- ������.m. .the chimix^P0"''111"11 on Modder  River and <found.ji_������fl|;gUoitgly^entfehch-  ' _dvand-oncealedU. ^No,'means. of. out-  fl inking, the   'nver,'being ' full.V Action',  was commencecV witlv.ai'tillei\, Vnbunted  infaritiy, and cdyalryiat 5:3������,;  g"'"'^5- on  tlwritfht, i^jfbrigHdteJion^the 'left' at*.'  Stacked'the-position* jn-.^-idely   extettded  is hurrying back to   oppoic Baden  Powell.  Two Estcourt train arrived at  Fere yesterday evening'. T<heie is  great rejoicing at the re-opeuing of  the line. Boer piisui'iers report  that General Iliidya ds n'ght at  tack with old steel paraly/ed tlie  Boers whose losses were 30 killed  an'd over 100 wnimded.  ' . London, 80.���������Although telegraph  communication is open with Mod-  der River. No further news o:'  Gen. Metchucns big fight was given  f out to-day.  London, 29.���������Gen.' Metchuen has  v'efeated the   wholo  Boer   foicc at  ' Modder River.  London, 29.���������Despatch from  Gen. Metchuen to the Queen after  the Battle of Modder River s.iys:  _' Trie battle' was,the 'bloodiest of  the century.*' The'' British' shelled  tbe enemy out of , the trenches and  then charged. The' result was terrible. .  rt  .Comox school is closed till after  the holitlaj's, when Mr. J. N. Muir.  will take charge.' Miss Netherliy-  was a popular and successful teacii-i-  e.^liut having failed to piss .*ih jAv'V||  exam, in July, the" Superintendent ;^|  refused t-> giant her a temporal K;;i'[  certificate without which no tfalary/-^j  can be drawn'. ���������     '   .' . v,-Jf^[  A slight accident oceured to\the^?i?f|  cir at the whai f AVeclnes^Jf |[  lile waiting .for the'Mboat;^ll  XS 1,  _������  of Ladies', and Children's jackets. They must go. To  a quick1 sale we have cut the prices almost in two, now as low'  as $3,50, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00 and $7.50; regulor prices $5.50,  $6,50,,$7.^0, $9.00 and $i 1.50.  Tne "same with the balance of our Winter Hats, trimmed and  untrimmed, we still have some nice ones to show you.  .   Forty Reefer Jackets to fit Boys, from 6 to 14 years   of .ige.  made of thick Navy Blue  Pilot Cloth,  just ,the   thing   for* cold  Snaps; price as low as $1.75 up to $3.75.  One hundred pairs of Corsets just .opened out, marked at lower prices than ever. Our 75 cent is unequaled both as regards  price and durability.���������Fifty Dress Pieces in plain and Fancy  Goods from 20 cents per yard.  Remnants of all descriptions. Flannelette, Prints, Carpets  Oilcloths, etc. etc.  An Inspection Invited. GUS HAUCK  S������ __v^^<^^-^^^ ^eS^-^@S@___^^-  s.  rendered yreai^iss!Stance,'fi;bw^.tlie; iail-'  way.     'After- desperate   hafel   jfiv.hn.ng  which lasted 10 hours our. men   without  water or food and   in   the <burniny   sun  made the* enemy-"flee.    Geneial   Carew  was successful in   getting a small   party*.  across the river gallantly ;assisted b,ys 300'  K;iffers; I speak in terms  of high pia^ise^  of the conduct of all who" were   engaged  in one of the hardest   and   most   tiding*  fights in the annals of the  British   army.  No est.manon of the losses can  be   sent  at this lime."  London.���������The expected gicat battle  at Modder River has been tought, th Lt  the Boers defended their position with  . all their old time gallantly is a.nply  pioved by Metchuen despatch. The  loss must be fnghtlul. No further par  ticniars can be obt untd.  Cape Town, Nov. 29���������The 'Allan  Line steamer Sardinian ltom Mont1e.1l  with the Canadian contingent, 1000  strong, anived here.  fretorin, Nov. 29. - General Dt-toit  r-pons British made Some fiom Kim-  berly early Saturday and fired on Boe-s  with ariilleiy and infantry in the darkness.; General iHuoit, who was nin-;  miles off ha.-tened 10 assist the Bujeu -  b.>f contingent with a bundled men, r.im.  buigheis were killed,   17   wwundecl,    am.  ���������      "AlSUCGESSFUL DANCE.  Shades   of St. Andrew! it,"was a  fine  time.    A nice flavor  "of music  and a 7 delightful hostess combined  to make  Mrs.   McCaUum's  dance,1*  Thursday ' eveniil^f^fc^iiwst^.eniQy^  able~success. 'Fnenas^r^m alloy--'  ;er the'district were there-and some-  ���������of, the -"oldest settlers 'honored^ the,  >occasio,n, by their ' presence.- \ Maiiy;  of the> ladies' wore   Vfiry-.handsomej  go>viiS; I- Miss._ L������wis ��������� looked lovely  in^black silk crupon  trimmed with:'  new "blue   silk ahd''- over   all lace  Mrs. "Greenshields, .was   charming  hi \ , pinky.,   f-ilk,   y/ML->s .\Rippon  passenger  day.    Wh  the car was run up the track somey/wli,  distance  and in  the 'shaking, it^is^,  bc'.ievedj the stove rj'ipe got detach^7/M  ed from the funnel.    Some;' Chintf^fe  men noticed a lot of smoke coming^  out and gave an alarm. '"A bueki^Sv  or so of water extiiiguishedMhefir^Sj  before any great damage was 'douSS,  Two ' Sisters ' of   "Charity ^wer<Q  through the  distrait  this   '&(&<cq0  lecting in aid of the,orphanago^n_,|||  refugee^ burned at Westmjbster^'iri^l  Octoher.'   The inftituti������n xu^iMM  100-orDli_ns and a l_rge\v������uinb������f fe  women- and. girls. ^. It tnUns>0^nS  to some  trade trade:> axik^rovMcW,  them with positions'" on'jeaying^lfl  that they may be able to-'rtniake^ui|  honorable diving for, themselvcs.^feii  Jfhefe are''severalvbad:Vashpfel'  ,������*n' different"' parts I pf the ''Aw^^l  roads.*    At, 'the   junctioni'd^nS'  was - taken . away/^rid'i_0i2a^  satin   with<���������/,valenci'enhes' "-relieved  the more sombre^- costumes aficcted  by generality of:the  Indies prcseiv.  :Mtss. M. McDon ild's.brune te-beua-.  "ty was well set off by  a neat black"  gown.   i Many   others   there   wcr-  who looked very handsome  and in  all the ball ' room presented   a gay  and   brilliant^ scene.    There   was  not the slightest   drawback to   mar  ili3 evening's  enjoj^ment  and   Mr.  and Mrs. McCallum   are to ne congratulated on having given a most  successful dance.  NOTICE-IS HEREBY fi^'tf^  ' '" n i^i^l 5������o'i:^������ - ,..?!T 'K_ :���������* U^'Jt'L _-SS_l7&il  MANUFACTURER OF FURNITURE.  Jpt|e  Ixadies  '_3_di_i7ire  ���������-���������������������������  our beautiful .new Reed  md Upholstered Chair's,  R-ackers and Settees.  Most appropriate for  useful Holiday Gifts, we  have  them   from   $3.50  tiDwards.  The   largest  variety of prettv Dinner    |;  ^ets we ever   imoorted,  real nice ones from $9.00  up.     FINE  .CHIN.A-;   SILVERWARE,    CUT-  ���������   \    ���������    ' '���������... .  LERY,  ETC., m endless variety.  WEILEil-    BBOS-  ST  Complete Furnishers, VICTORIA, 13. C.     ^.  I  Revised li>t of British casualties ai  Belmont shows officers killed 4, woimd-  i22, non-commissioned officers 46, wounded 225, of which number the ytiaids had  35 killed and 159 wounded  Kimberly, 30.���������All well he-c.  Gatacrr reports on 28th thc situation unchanged..  Pietermaritzburg, 29.���������A mct-  sen'uer hus just made his way out'of  Ladysmith to Weenrn, whence he  send8 the following: .We beat back  the Boers with great loss to the enemy. Our loss is small. There  were only eight men killed during  the siege by shells and in all the  battles only a' hundred have l-ceh;  killed. I left ���������' Ladysmith on the  night of Nov. 25.  Estcourt. 27.���������The twelfth L-mc-,  ors are reported to have attacked  Pietertifors force at.Weenen and inflicted groat loss on the Boers.  Gen. Joubert has retreated to Col-  enso. He travelled in an omnibus  drawn'bv six horses.    Humored he  A panther 10ft long was killed at  the lake Sunday.  M.ts McKajr of Victoria has tal -  en a position in Mrs. Osttandet'b  dress making rooms.  Mr. James Dunsmuir, M. P. P ,  cime up on Wednesday and was a  uU'-st of Mr. and Mrs. F. D.   Little  c  Tho oong service in Grace Churc -  a^: Su   day was one of tne musi a'  e.itfc   f the  season.    A  huge c*>n-  grega/ion attended.  , Mesa's. Cassidy, Davie, M'cC.tady,,  Wynne, Morgan, Smith, McCallan  and Bass arrived here from Nanaimo Wednesda.  See those children's flannelette dr.nv-  ers at 25 ceuKs. Ladies' flannelette un.  derwear froin 35 cents a piece.up to $2.5^  at Stevenson &; Co's.  ' its next session 'for' an^Act^in^jf  corporate    a ' Com pa ny -for"' Tru  purpose of   constructing/' m������\IU  taining and  operating  a^intBlfl  railway, with telegraph and^te|������[  phone   lines,   fro-n   the   City:r)i  Victoria to a point on the eastetif  loundaryof this Province,,wHq  branch lines of any  lengtb7frqna  any point or points "on'theJmaSLi  lins to any  mining camps, of.yti  any coastal points, together witl]  all necessary or incidental powei  usual under the Railwav Act:%  ,   Dated this '22nd  day of Noy  ember 1899.   ' v r   , ���������.'-'  Du-\r������LKTON &, AXDEUSON,     "*-   ..  Solicitors for thc Applicants.' ~,  Mr. B. J. McMahon of [the Fret-  Pns-i.came up Wednesday to at-  umd the aibitration proceedings  here in the interests of his paper.  -   The concert Monday night in aid  of soldiers' orphans' promises'to be  a saccess.    The best talent in-towt  are town part.    A large nun\Lj|_'���������������������������of:  tickets have been sold.  WANTED.���������A female teacher for  the oth Div. Union Public School.  Engagement to open after holidays.  Applications will be read up to  December 28th.  J a m ks .A nit a ms, Bee' y.  KOTTCE.  Onniherland Grovi-, jSo. 3., U. Ii. O.  ���������nil- ������>ft<M. at 7 p. m.,' Monday, Don 4ih fJ  r in-.u;' i������.n ������.f ordinary business, after whiJ  the niiMubers will be given the opDoreuiiil  of attending the concert io aid of tf  widows and orphans. :  Jamks-B McLean-, Sect'y.  ',.������������������" ~-���������o   One of tho U. C. Go's, employees wl  was injured aomo time ago, left for hoa  vestGrdny morning. He received a gernl  11U8 contriltaiion from Mr. Dunsmuir,  fore leaving.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the andl  mentioned have made application for Liqi  ,'license to sell intoxicating liquors unl  fiu provisions of the Statutes in that bet'j  i.������i undermentioned. ',f*  S  A.'BuU, Harriot Biy, Hotel License; j  S. C. Davis, TJmon, " "  G. ���������-.'McDonald. Comox,  "        '   '������  '������. J. Chffe, Comox, '  W. E. Gh-nnon, Courtenay "  Simnn Leiser, Union, Wholesale Licens-i  Tlie    Board  of   ���������licence   Commissiol  will meet to consider the above applicai  ���������>n Friday the 25th inst.   at one o'cloc)!  tn., at the Court House, Comox. **  Joax Thomson,  Chief L'cenae Inspectoral  " fl .'''.���������viuiV-'-.-/.- ��������� ������������������;'������������������'   ':$Sy:My  -:^-'7:'-777:'yTyi&y07rW^S*777i^ - ^.^.yy/y ���������'yy7-yyi'7-.'���������.,; ":;;���������  yy.,;>: ��������� ;V;-;- ^:;.y^yy::^m , '^y^iy-S'l ���������.7yy. *;y777f7y77:ryyy\ 7  -.'-  >,.'.  '>',. '..'.'. 'i-'/-ii'-r  ':'    .    :���������'���������-*:   - TBI :. ������������������ '���������* -'���������.���������.  :-v/r���������./"-, *;t'.|'-������������������'.-"  A FEW PALL THINGS.  STYLISH   LITTLE   COATS  AND   SMART  AND   USEFUL FLANNEL SHIRTS.  THE  DANDELION.  ������*_e Short Coat In Bolero Effect Still  -' lead*, but Medium  Length  ."Way Be  Attempted  ��������� Attractive        Antnmn  Dress Goods���������Plaids Popular.  The coat of the moment is an impor-  . ta'nt   item with  the  woman, to whose  wardrobe, botmds  are  set,   because  it  may also be required to serve her for a  considerable time to come.  Fortunately  it can already be chosen with all requisite foresight, for authorities now announce that the  autumn   coat will   be  of the  bolero order, a compromise between the Eton jacket and the bolero.  ���������   Whispers are also heard that the medium length coat will struggle for pre-  Unnamed among the garden walls,,  Unkno\v u in beauty's bower.  It blooms, and cares not which it be,  Bright weed or homely flower.  Yet brave as any red cross knight  And modest as a lass is,  It mig-ht be the Jeanne d'Arc of buds  Or Galahad of grasses.  The rose for it no envy knows,  The lily feels no pity;  Unminded in the meadows green,  'i Undaunted in the city  It blazes in the skirts of spring,  ���������With grass blades round it twining1,  As if a sunbeam should take root  And bloom instead of shining.  And when its little day is done   '  On rounded column slender  Triumphant rises in its place  A,silvery, silken splendor;  A wondrous, wavering, winged thing.  Free the free winds to fly on���������  It is the flower's immortal part.  Soul of the dandelion.  ���������W.'H. Woods in Youth's Companion.  .?.  .���������. JU  *  *  ������?.  1  His Majesty tfie BaSy.  By Ian Maclaren. ->  One of the Famous Author's  Human Sketches. "  *  -I-  4.  ,     ,      SIMULATED DOUBLE COAT.  dominance,   but   there   appears   little  1 chance that   the short,  smart garment  . "will give place .to'a less trim and stylish  ,one. and we have not yet tired of  the  ; 'former.  ���������- The spade shaped front will  appear  again in furs for the winter!  ...'  In dress .materials brown is smart'for  - the autumn; so is a curious dull shade  ��������� of  red, and blue maintains its wonted  "- favor,   -while c,'sporting   women   affect  , green tweed mixtures for country wear.  ��������� y; Some of  the'flannel and cloth goods  ' will be striped?  In fact, there is a de-  ��������� cided feeling for-stripes.  Judging, however, from the first displays of autumn  fabrics  in  the  shops, plaids and spots  will  appeal   strongly to popular taste,  with a leaning toward  the former, for  it should be explained "that  the  plaids  of this season are quite different affairs  from the old fashioned Scotch patterns,  .being  soft,   warm  harmonies    in  autumnal tints applied to very thick, but  light ,and fleecy goods.  The coat of the cloth .suit is new in-:  variably softened by white silk. or  tucked lawn. This addition of muslin  on the otherwise severe and practical  garment, this tempering of the tailor  made, is. by the way, the cleverest innovation that the .architects of fashion  have countenanced.  Very novel'among the new garments  .is one simulating a double coat, with a  ehaped edge of lighter cloth inserted between the cloth and the lining. The  revers of the inner coat turn out over  the  others,  and   both  are   faced with  A SMART STRIPED FLANNEL WAIST.  white cloth. Stitching is to be a stylish  finish on coats,. and this garment is  very pretty in fawn cloth with brown  stitching, especially if worn with a  brown cloth skirt and ivory silk vest.  Prominent in a fashionable autumn  outfit are the flannel shirt waists and  blonses. Stripes, dots and checks are all  found in the waists, which may be as  smartly made up as one likes for yachting, boating, tennis or general country  and mountain wear.  u ���������:- .������. ,;. ���������:��������� 4- .5. .j. 4. ���������!- <��������� ��������������� 'h *J- ���������*���������  Until,tho bus stopped aud the old gentleman entered wo had beon a contented  and genial company, traveling from a suburb into the city in high good fellowship, and our absolute monarchy was Baby. His mother was evidently the wife of  a well doing artisan, a wise looking, ca-r  pable, bonnie young wrman, and Baby  was not a marvel of attire, nor could he  be called beautiful. He was dressed,after a careful, tidy, comfortable fashion,  and he' was a clear skinned, ' healthy  child; that is all you would have noticed  had ,you- met the two on the street.  lu a bus where there is nothing to do  for 40 minutes "except stare into one'another's faces, a baby has . the great  chance of his life, aud this' Baby was  made to seize it. He was net hungry,  aud there were no pins about his clothes  and nobody had made him afraid, and he  was by nature a human soul. So he took  us in hand one by one till he had reduced us all to a'state of delighted subjection, to the pretended scandal .and  secret pride of his mother.  His first conquest'.was easy and might  have been "discounted, for-.aagainst such  an onset there was no power of resistance in the elderly woman opposite-^-one  of   the   lower   middles,   fearfully   stout,  and, of course, a grandmother.    lie simply looked at her���������if he smiled, that was  thrown  in���������for, without her knowledge,  her arms had begun to shape for his reception���������so  often-had  children   lain, on  that ample resting place. "Bless .^..little  'earl; it do mo good to see 'jni.".. .Nd'on'e  cared to criticise the words, rand'< we' rer  marked to ourselves how .the expression,  chauges   the   countenance.     Not   heavy_  and red, far less dull, the proper adjective for that face is motherly. ���������-    ���������?(;���������  The next passenger, just above Grannie,, is a lady, young and pretty, and ������  mother.   Of course; did you uot see her.  look   Baby, over,   as   an   expert   at   her,  sharpest?    The  mother  is   conscious- or  inspection and adjusts a ribbon his, iriajf/-  csty   had.  tossed    aside,  aud    then    she  meek'y awaited approval: For a moment  we. were "anxious, but that was our. foolishness,  for-in half a<'minute tho lady's  face relaxed, and she passed Baby;-   She  leaned forwaH and asked-questions and'  we overheard scraps of, technical., detail:  "My SBTrst���������14 months���������six" teeth���������always  -well."' .One   was   a   lady,, the   other   a  ' %virking, woman; they had .not-met  before; theV-w.ere not'likely tO'meot again,  .bin  tbey had  tor-gotten/ptranjreness-''and  differences    in    the  "chmatoii, bonds'.of  'yVotherhood.    Opinx ' ��������� mc       pt'iyst .vv.is  "Sitting and saying Ins office,"' but at tills,  point his eye fell on the mothers, and'I  thought    his- -lips,   shaped..,-.the   "Wcu^ls.  "Sancta Mnp.-i" before he went oirwith,  the appoint       portion.      "      ��������� :���������.       , "  Baby hud     .'.-mud- of inaction and' bird '  begun anotlu-i-  campaign: and "niy'heart  sank,  for   tli.s   time ' he1 coii.'ted   defeat.  On the other side of Grannie a'u'U',\vith'ia  baby's  sphere   of   induenccwas" a^.man  about  whose   profession   there tcould   be  little doubt,  even  if  he  had  not,_ad   a  bag on  his  knee and   were  not' reading  from .a   parchment   document.     After  a  long   and   scrJ.ous- consider.-iJon   of   the  lawyer's clean  out,  clean shaven,  bloodless face. Baby-'leaned forward and tapped -gently on   the deed, and  then,  when  the keen face1'looked up in quick inquiry.  Baby replied with a smile'of roguish intelligence,   as   if  to  say:   "By .'the  way,  that .parchment would make an 'cxcellei.ij.  drum.;' do. you   mind   me-   A; tune  has  'just, x-pme into ...my. head."   .   /     .  . The'lawyer, of-course, drew away the  deed and frowned'at the insolence of tho  thing. , No; he did riotY-rtherp is a soul in  lawyers-- if ���������you'kitow.'.how .to .'pud  it���������lie  smiled.      Well1.- it- \va*s"not  a,.first   -.rate  smile,  but it was genuine,' and  the nest'  time he did   it 'better,, and  after W'ard   if  spread-all  over  his  fade;and,  lighted  up  his eyes.   He had never/been exposed '.in-  such   a   genial,   irresistible   way   before,.'  and   so   he   held   the   drum,   aud   Baby  played a variation on "Rule,  Britannia"  with much spirit, while Grannie appealed  for applause.   "If he don't play as well  as the band in Hyde park of a Sunday."  After a well  deserved  rest of 40 seconds, during which we wagged our head.3  in wonder, Baby turned his attention  to  his right hand neighbor, and, for the balance of the minute,  examined   her with  compassion���������an  old   maid   without ��������� question,    with   her   disposition    written   on  the  thin   lips   and   the  hard -g. ay   eyes.  None of us would care to trifle with her..  Will he dare?   If he has not!   That was  his chief stroke of genius, and it deserved  success���������when, with an expression of unaffected  pity  he   put  out  his  soft,  dimpled hand and gently stroked her cheek,  acting as if to say: "Poor thing, all alone,  lone, 'lone!    I'm so solly, solly, solly, so  velly, velly, velly solly."   Did I say that  her eyes were tender and true enough to  win a man's heart and keep it, and that  her lips spoke of patience and gentleness?  If I did not, I repair my neglect. She  must have been a beautiful woman in  her youth���������no, no, tod a 3". just when she  inclines her head and Baby strokes her  cheek again and cooes, ''Pretty, pretty,  pretty, and so velly,- velly, velly good."  Was that not a lovely flush on her cheek?  -r-oh, the fool of a man who might have  had that love! She opens a neat little  bag, and as th"; is public affairs we  watched without shame. Quite so: she  is to be away all day and has got a frugal luncheon, and���������it's all she can do in  return. Perhaps he cannot eat it. I  don't know, n r does she. Baby ways  are a mystery to hev, but would he refuse  that biscuit? Not he; he makes an immense to do over it and shows it to his  mother and to all his loyal subjects, and  he was ready to he kissed, but she did  not like to kiss him. 1'eace be with thy  shy, modest soul! The Christ child come  into thine heart!  Two passengers on Baby's left had endured these escapades ,with patient and  suffering dignity. When a boy ,is profoundly conscious that ho is���������well, a  man, and yet a blind and unfeeling  world conspires to treat him as���������well, a  child���������he must protect himself and assert  his. position. Which he does, to the. delight of, everybody with any sense of  humor, by, refusing indignantly to be  kissed by his mother or sisters in public,  by severely checking any natural tendency .to enthusiasm about anything except  sport, by allowing, it, to be understood,  that he has exhausted the last remaining  pleasure and is fairly burned out. Dear  boy, and all the time ready to run a mile  to see a cavalry regiment drill and tormented by a secret hankering after the  zoological gardens. These two had-been  nice little,chaps two years ago and would  be manlj' fellows two years hence Meanwhile, the3' were provoking and required  collision between an absolute monarch  and his faithful commons. . We were* all  concerned, but the- crisis is safe in rhe  colonel's hands. He thrusts his hand  within-the tightly buttoned frock coat  and ,produces a ' gold hunting watch���������  crested, did yon notice���������and���������yes, just  what every father has done for his  baby since watches were invented���������he  blew; the lid flew open. Baby blew, and  the lid���������flew open faster and farther.  "Reminds me of m'y-.Jboy at that, age���������  killed on "frontier last'year." Is much'  ashamed of this confidence, and we all  'ook unconscious. What ..a fine, simple  old fellow he is.  ������  "Saved up, has he," the colonel is  speaking to the mother, "to give Baby,  and you a week at Ramsgate? He's the  right sort, your husband. It's for Baby,  not for you, to get him some folderol. you  know. He's done a lot of good to a crusty  old chap." And he passes something from  his pocket into the mother's hand.  The conductor has,taken in the scene  with huge delight and closes it at just  the right point. "Your club, general:  just wait till' the bus stops. Can you  get near the'curb, Bill? Now, that's  right* take care, sir, plenty.of time."  The colonel wa'fr standing on the broad'  top step of < the _ Veterans}-,- smiling ami  waving his'hand; the, bus waved back,  the conductor touched, his cap, and Baby  danced for sheer joy, since .there is no  victory like love.���������British'Weekly.  IKEY'S TEIP WEST.  I I  EYE   OPENING    EXPERIENCES   OF'A  GOTHAMITE.  SHIPPING   LIQUID AIR.  Its  It lipid   Evaporation, H������������, Been   _  '��������� 'IldrdProblcin!'      .'   '  "The press'- telegrams a1 few days  ago," said a .New Orleans ���������''lawyer to  a Times- Democrat-*, reporter, "announced the opening of a big establishment in New York'for the manufacture  of liquid air. and. according to the scientific journals, its"success is a fore-  chastisement or. regeneration.    Baby was I gone conclusion. "  to them a "kid," ,to be'treated with con--      "This is the same enterprise in Ayhich  a syndicate from New Orleans thought  seriously of investing about six" months  ago, but two or .three of the members  tempt, and when in "the paroxysm of delight over that folly of a'- law  paper he  had tilted ono of'-the-young men's hats  that blase ancient replaced it in 'position  with, a bored and weary air.    How Baby  had   taken   in   the   situation    I   cannot  guess, but he nad.his mind on the lads,  and suddenly, .while they were sustaining  an  elaborates concern,  he  flung, himself  back and crowed���������yes, joyfully crowed���������  ���������with   rosy,   jocund   countenance   in   the  .whites of the eyes of the two solemnities.  One raised his eyebrows, and the other  looked at the roof in, despair, but I, had  hopes,   for   who   could   resist   this   bubbling,   chortling   mirth?     One   laughs   a  glad, boyish, chuckle, and the .other tickles Baby just at the right spot below  the chin���������has a^baby at home after all  ,and loves it���������declaring aloud that he is a  "jolly little beggar."    Those boys are all  right.   There is a-..so.und heart below the  little affectations, "and thoy are going to  'he men:'    _>.. A ,,  : ,This outburst of his majesty cheered  us all-mightily, and a young woman at  the" top  of the   bus,, catching "his   eye,  waved heir'hapd   to  him,  with  a happy  smile.    Brown  gloves,--size G%,*  perhaps  ,GJ much worn, and a jacket..also not of  ���������yesterday,  but  everything* is  well made  and in perfect taste.     Milk white teeth  hazel eyes, Grecian .profile���������what a winsome,girl!���������and-let me see, she takes off  a glove���������yea, is wearing an engagement  ring;   a- lucky  fellow,   for  she   must   be  good   with   those  eyes   and   that  merry  smile.   A teacher, one guesses, and today  off, and then the'three���������her mother, that  dear woman with hair turning gray���������will  go upon'the river and come home in the  , sweet summer-evening,   full  of-content.  As, soon as he gets. a. rise in,the office  they will marry; and- she will also' have  her.gift, as every  woman should.    But  where- am   I  now?���������let  that  baby ldear  the blam'e. '      *^;A  We  had   one' vacant   place,   and   tha't^.  .was how he intruded on our peace, butfj  machines  let me.make one excuse for him.    It is  aggravating to stand on the edge of the  .-pavement and   wave  your   umbrella ps-  ' tentatiously  to a  bus  which  passes you  and draws up 15' yards ahead," to make  , ybuiv dangerous   .way "along, a   slippery  "street w'i'th. hansoms bent upon your life,  ���������'rto-be\oi:dered to "hurry up" by the iin-  .patie'nt    conductor   "a'rid     ignominiously  hauled on to a moving bus. For' an .elderly gentleman of military' appearance and  short temper it was ,not soothin'g.'yand'he  might have been excused a word or"two,  but he distinctly exceeded.  He iusistedin language of great direct--  ness and simplicity, that .-the conductor  -had, ..seen him all the. time; .that if he  .didn't"h'e,ought to have been looking;  that he (the colonel) was not a.fox terrier, to run after a bus in -the mud; that  the conductor was an--impertinent scoundrel and that he would have him dis-.  missed,, with other things , and "words un-'  worthy of even a retired "-Anglo-Indian-..  The sympathy of the bus did not go.\ou.t.  ���������to him. and wl/en ho forced, himself in'  between the lawyer''and Grannie, and,  leaning forward with his,.hands on his  cane, glared at us impartially, relations  ,were strained. .   '   ���������  ��������� A- cut, on his cheek and a bristly white  mustache half.hiding, half concealing, a  cuGiieJ  mouth,  did- not commend  the now  pass'eng'erv.to a peaceable company. Baby  ' regarded the-old .man with sad attention,'  .and'a't hist he .indicated that his fancy is  to .6xapii,ne the^sjlver hqo-d.r-.of t-he colonel's cane./-.The colohel.'s'atteV two mo-.  ni^nts'.hesitatio"h/..Tc"movesNhtS:.yhaudsi-:and  gives full" liberty.     On  sec'oidy.thdiigtjts;:  lie must have got that cut. iD-'/soiiie' stiff,'  fight.    Wonder whether  he  is  a  V. .0.  Baby moves the cane back and forward  to -a'.march of his own devising, the colonel  actively assisting.    Now  that. I..see.  it  'in   a   proper   light   his   mustache'  is  soft   and  sets   off  the  face  excellently:  Had  it*not been the cut  puckering the  corner of the upper lip, that would have  beon a very swept mouth for- a man, or  even  for a woman.    Baby is not lifted  above   all   human   weaknesses���������preserve  us from perfect people���������and he indicates  a desire to taste as well as handle that  silver head.    The colonel is quite agreeable���������the most  good   natured - man   you  could    meet   in   a     day's   journey���������but  Baby's   guardian   objects,   and    history  warns us of the dangers which beset a  made , a , personal inspection x aud  brought, back such-a.discouraging re^  port that the scheme was' dropped.  The apparatus is the invention of two  foreign engineers named Ost'ergren'and  Berger, and City' Chemist Metz, who  went pver the. plans with them both,  declared that they would undoubtedly  have one of tbe biggest money makers'  of the age as soon as they perfected a  few practical < details. That has since  been done. At the outset great difficulty jvas experienced in transporting  the fluid .any distance.'' The Tulaue  university wanted to get some, but  it was found on calculation that 20  -gallons shipped on;-a fast train would  evaporate ������������������ to the last drop before it  could reach th is ^city.1,  "The trouble is.now overcome in two  ways. To begin/with, the liquid air is  made very much' colder than it was at  first and has less tendency to return  to gas. Then" a new and improved  carrier has been invented. It consists  of a (double sphere, and when evapora-y.  tion begins''the immediate space ^fills  with an intensely cold vapor, which're-  tards the process. A gallon of aJr.can  now be kept for several days.. The  first practical use to which tlie -new*  material will be.put is the refrigerating of fruit cars.V"  A Fatuous Ennijrt.'e's Drt'y Gone By.  On most of the folders of the Penn-  sylvania railroad appears a picture of  old passenger engine'No. 1,053  hauling  the limited express at full "speed.   The  1,050 was one of the original Class' O  and    is   insignificant   uow  as compared with the new monster express engines..  It was the 1.033 which  hauled   a   train   across   the-continent  about 20 years ago. and sho attracted  a great deal of attention in the western  states.   ,-At one place on the mountain  grade the big helping engine was, leaking and could not make steam,' soothe  train  stalled.   The  Pennsylvania-.' rail-  .roacl  engineer  requested 1<hein  to cut  the big cripple off. and wlfenuhey had  "'done so to the surprise of ���������if:be back-  .ed'Che ������,053 so as to -get, s%'ncKon tlie:  tracks 'ahead   a'rid- started'^he, train,  hauling  mountain  is now used only, for special ���������ti.^uit^. being, too' lig'hjt.'for the pros'ont.-.'i'axf and  heavy trains.     j: '-.������-.' .-���������.-.-   ."���������'"''������������������"��������� /'���������;���������  g   it   unassisted'vupT'l-jjjUe^st^jij  ain grade.    The;'famous''(.{hgi.ne  Ee, Thong��������� t That, an a, SewTorker,  He Knew All There' Was to Know,  l������_t Came to Grief Iii Several ot the   ,  Smaller Cities. --  "You   know   my   brother   Ikey,   'ot'.  course T said the man who was treaty  ing a couple of friends to a boat ride  ��������� to   Coney   Island.   "Ikey- and   I   have ��������� ,  been partners in business for 12 years.  He has always stuck to the desk, while .  I have done the traveling. Ikey bad ah  idea  that  New   York   couldn't  run  a  day   without   him.   He   also ' thought. '  himself  the cutest,   smartest   man,in,  the big town.   Other New: Yorkers wbo "  never get ten miles out of, town have  the' same   idea.   Things   happened   to  me on the road now and then, aud I  told Ikey, about 'em, but I could never  get - him  to believe that there was a  man   outside   of   Gotham", who   knew  enough to rake in ,a poker pot with a'  straight   flush   in   his,baud/,  A   few  weeks ago I got hurt, aud Ikey had to  go   out  or  lose  customers.' When   he ','  finally concluded.to go,'he weut-with ;  his hat ou his, ear and a pocketful of :  50  ceut  cigars. ' lie   was'prepared  to.,'-  dazzle everybody.       > ,        '  " *Ikey,'  said  I as  he was  ready' to   -  go.-iook a  little out'for gum  games.}  You'll run' across chaps  who.know ay'-  crowbar from a clock.'t  " 'Bah!' says Ikey as he, picked, up . r  his grip and, started off with a smile \<  of contempt on his face. - - ,' i .' ��������� -  ', "Well, I'm nearly-dead of laughing \  over his' adventurers". Lie got .'off, at  Albany and- was lugging his grip up''- '  town when a boy steps.up and'says: >'   '   ..  " 'Hello,  senator!   Clad   to  see you. <"  I'll, carry   that  grip  along  and   make:  uo charge.' -    ���������,    ,  '     '7'  "It  tickled.Ikey  to  be  taken  for a  ,_  senator, and, it tickled'him-.to save'a*'  dime, but titer boy got away' with the>  grip, aud  Ikey was hung up for two ; -,'  days   until   the   police   found   it'..    At   <  Rochester, as he was standing around'    '  the station, a stranger fell-against him  aud said: .'���������������-,:  " 'Beg pardon, but ajn't you the man  who - is  going  to  buiid   the   Panama   '  canal?' . ������������������;  ���������"I,'m thinking of it,' says,Ikey, sober l .  as a judge, but three minutes.later he ,u_  finds his watch gone.        -   - _ ;��������� .-  "In  Buffalo, as he came out of. Ms'  hotel,   a   stranger   asked;i him   if/ he ' ���������  wasn't the governor ..and then added,    |  ���������Excuse me while, 1 kriock'that.fly off.'  "Ikey rather carried the idea that be!t'  was the governor, but the"stranger had  got his diamond piu. In Cleveland one  of our old customers set out-to'make  things pleasant for my brother and after dinner said to him: ' ���������  " 'Say, Ikey, we've got a new game  out here, and maybe you'd like-to take  ^n hand.   It's called poker, and there's  a great chance to show your nerve by^  bluffing^'   'J ������\  ._." 'A new'-.jgarue!' says Ikey as he  throws "up .bis hands. 'Why,', we've  been playing-poker in. Now York for  the last 200 years!' :,���������;���������..  "'Anu lliey took a hand in, and when  ���������he Buckeyes got through with him he     '  was. $70 out of pocket.', Getting along  to Toledo,- a. in ah .worked .$25 out of  him on a bogus, check, and in Detroit  ,he wa's let in as a sure winner on ,a  horse  race~and:;lost $35  more.    That  same  night a t-liief entered  his room  and stole all his clothes,'and'he shad to.:--'-,  telegraph .to me to get"others  to .get^-  home'iii;   While he was on the way^a'T  pickpocket got his. last.dollar.'.aridj&e7'  couldn't evonipaycar fare hdwi5e.T.rom  the station.. -_ It's "a sore .^subject with -  ^yjw  ._  th  .head   bra's gone down, ������)v... a   third*-'al'-"-' i  "ready, and he'is almost-ready to admit-  that   he.r|s_'.t ,ibfaliibTe.',',-^Ne'w..4York  ���������..SnaV-^'"' "   ''ttfWV1-... r "   ..'   *  'One Matf'ii'oolea HSm.'1"' '. ' ���������'"'"' ''''7-y'yt^'y.  vVi  '#1  ' ���������  .-.������������������_��������� J.IJh  UncdntMfeJoiiK.L_t.g_,,  .." 'Laugh.'and. the w'orlU'; laughs with  .you.'   How true that-is," said'Mn Hig-  g'loson.     "To ..have, .written' just  that  line was worth living for.-'. .  "Oh, I;don't know about that," Mrs.  sIiiggleson replied. "I admit that there  is a good deal of philosophy iu the  poem from which those words are taken, but it isn',t-always true."     iv  "My dear," Mr. Higgleson exclaimed,  "you are mistaken. It is always true.  'Laugh and the world laughs with you.'  ���������It's as true as'anything that has ever  been ..written. 'The whole philosophy  .of.-human .existence is bound up iu  '���������: those few. Words." ,-:  ' ''Ttieywhole. philosophy of human existence mayf.be' bound up in them," the  lady respoo'ji3ied'.'.:'''lj'ut I insist that it  doesn't always happen that way. I've  noticed that youoalways laugh when  you try to tell a funny story, but it's  very seldom that the world laughs  with you."  Mr. Higgleson drew himself up with  all the dignity he could command and.  striding angrily from the room, exclaimed:  "As Milton says in' his 'Essay on  Man.'' 'How sharper than a serpent's  tooth it is to have a sneering wife.' "���������  New York Telegram.'  "Yes. sir,"'said the phrenologist,-"I-  will-admit that tberetwas an old man  whose bumps puzzled me."  ������$Vlio washeV''yy y'-' '       '  -"I don't know1 his name, but I learned  afterward that he' was. a professiqnal,  pugilist/'y7- -y v,   .. ���������.. ""������������������-.���������..   "'.'������������������'���������;  A Disappointment.      >  . "How are you getting along with  that scheme of yours for a procession  of the unemployed to march to the  city hall and demand work?"  "It's going to be a fizzle. The blamed  chumps all send me word they're too  busy and can't get away."���������Chicago  Tribune.  am /vi  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBEIILAKD. B.C.  PERSONALITIES.  Emile France of San Francisco has a  collection of 340 books on etiquette.  Collis P. Huntington is" said to be  writing a book of reminiscences pf famous railroad men  . , Colonel Saunderson, the Irish M. P..  is proud of the fact that he rode the  iirst bicycle ever introduced into 'Ireland.       '   \  Alvey A. Adee, second assistant secretary of state: has resumed his duties  at the department after a hoiday of two  1   months   in, France,   Switzerland   and  Italy.  Governor  Stanley  of Kansas   is  an  " amateur photographer who has perfect-  "ed himself both in the use of the camera  .and the developing and printing of pictures. ,  The ��������� Hon. Albert W. Paine of Bangor. Me..' has resigned the position of  librarian of tho Penobscot county bar.  after holding it (>0 years.' and also that  of treasurer, in which he has served f>0  years. ,   >  M. Delormel, who  wrote   the  "Bou-  "langer, March" and ruany other popular  , concert hall  songs, being the most successful of  any-in that   line in Paris, is  dead.  His songs brought him in $10.000  - a year' -        ��������� ���������   "  George Bran'des. the Danish critic,  says that Ibsen recently gave him an  odd reason for liking Russia. ���������'Their,  splendid system of oppression, " said the  dramatist, "engenders such a love of  liberty."  Governor Roosevelt is one of probably  a very few public  men who have kept  .np their knowledge of other languages  "since leaving college.    He  reads a cer-  (tain a_Mrant_oJMFi,enc_. German. Greek  and Latin every "week. '  'Miss Edith Jennings, who was introduced at the queen's drawing room ,in  May. is creating. a great sensation in  London by her exceptional beauty She  was complimented by the queen, and  that set the ball rolling  Abrath S   Hewitt is probably a .sorry,  man *today"    When  the site on which"  stands   the old custom   house  in New  York .was  offered to him for ' $.">(). 000.  he said he would   not have   it as a gift  and pay taxes on   it     It has   just' been  sold for $b,.2<'������5.000     It cos=t the govern  'ineut $1,800 000 .*  IIIf-DyTTDP���������Itecomuioiided l>y stockmen as  U.uv-IU-Uu_ best cure ior wounds and sores  MRS. GILHULA.  Permanent  Cure of Cancer.  Some twelve years  ago Mrs. Elizabeth  Gilhula, wife of the  postmaster of Buxton, Ont., was taken  ill with an obscure  stomach trouble  which ' her physicians pronounced  cancer of the stomach and informed  her that her lease of  life would be short.  On the advice of  friends she commenced taking Burdock  Blood Bitters. The results that followed  were little short of marvellous. ' Her  strength and vigor returned and in a'khort  time she was completely cured. Mrs.  Gilhula is to-day in the full enjoyment of  good health, and in all these years there has  not been the slightest return of the trouble.  Here is the letter Mrs. Gilhula writ* at  tlie time of her cure :  " About four years ago I was taken sick  with stomach trouble and consulted several  of the leading physicians here; all of whom  pronounced the disease to be cancer of the  stomach of an incurable nature, and told  me that it was 'hardly to be expected that  [could live long. Afterward the two doctors  who were attending me gave me up to die.  ,*' By the advice of some of my friends,  who knew of the virtues of Burdock Blood  Bitters-, I was induced to try it, and I am  now-happy to say that after using part of  ihe first bottle I felt, so much better I was  able to get up.'- I am thankful to state that  I am completely cured of the disease by the  use of B.B.B., although it had baffled the  doctors for a long titnel I am firmly convinced that Burdock Blood Bitters saved  my life."      - r  Here is the letter received from her a short  time ago: " ,  "I am still in good.health. I thank  Burdock- Blood Bitters for saving my life  twelve years ago/and highly recommend  it to other sufferers from stomach1 troubles  of any kind." Elizabeth Gilhula. *  ' Clean Barber Shops.  There is not the slightest doubt that  the average barber sliop is a means of  disseminating many affections which a.  little attention to asepsis could easily  prevent. Many forms of alopecia are  due to parasitic organisms which are  probably acquired most frequently  through the "unclean interventions of  the'barber." Some ready method of disinfecting his tools of trad** should be  devised and its usei thoroughly enforced. .The towels should invariably  be boiled after use. instead of the perfunctory dampening and ironing which  is commonly employed. If such measures were takenaud insisted on. under  suitable penalty, trichophytosis and  kindred ailments would become rare  indeed and our dermatologists would  miss many of the most annoying and  persistent affections which they are  now compelled to treat.���������International  Journal of Surgery.  Worm    Exfcerm lnator  i estroying <* onus  in  M ther   Grav< s'  has  no  eq al   tor  cmldre     anrt   anul's. *' ce,j timt you get  ihe genuine when purchasing.  13    *  Up to Mate.  /"Poor Emma!" said Maybelle.  "What's   the   matter  with   Emma?','  demanded Kathryn. ,    . '  "She has such an unfortunate name.  It has to.be spelled  in tbe same old  -way that has been familiar for generations.";"     *      , '-'...  "I guess you haven't re'ad a  from her recently. She-signs her  E-m-m-m-a-b."���������Chicago Post.  letter  name  Gentlemen���������While driving down a  very steep hill last. August my horse  stumbled and fell, cutting himself fearfully about the head and body. I used  MINARD'S LINIMENT freely on him  and in a few days he was as well as  ever. J. B. A. BEAUCHEMIN.  Sherbrooke.  She Kept Cool.   ,  p  - She was a youug woman with ������  vivid imagination and a rapid fire vocabulary.  >*Oh." she said to a youug man recently.  "I did. come "so near seeing a-  dre.'idful  accideut yesterday!     It  was  just too shocking!"  "How  did "it  happen?"   queried   the  "Why, you see. it was like this:  There was a horse coming along at the  corner of Prospect and Case���������a horse  and a buggy���������and they didn't see the  motor' was so close���������that is. the people  iu the buggy didn't see" it���������there was a  womau driving���������a woman and. two  children. I think���������and- she tried , to  drive the horse across the track���������the  buggy had a top tor it, and she-didn't  hear - the bell���������and the ������motor came  'right up and'pushed against,the buggy  and "pushed it along, and the horse  jumped a little, and the' woman0  screamed, and the children���������well, 1  couldn't hear the children���������but the  man wasn't strong enough to stop the  motor, and it pushed the buggy right  off the track!"  "Aud where were1 you all this time?"  inquired  the interested youth.  "I stood by tbe curb."  "Yes." ,  "1 was so nervous, you know."  "Yes."  "And 1 ate chocolate creams just as  fast as I could and prayed."���������Cleveland  Pl3in  Dealer  < Prairie Fire* In Chicago.  In one line of greatness Greater I^ew  York must give way to Chicago. During a single year���������1808���������Chicago had  00 prairie fires within the city limits.  Few citizens were disturbed by these  fires. Most Chlcagoans never heard  of them. This shows plainly enough  that Chieago.is a wonderfully big city.  Chicago people say it also shows that  the'city's fire apparatus is' remarkably complete. Chicago has invc~*ed  $2,000,000 In fire apparatus, employs  more than 1,000 men for the purpose  of suppressing fires and boasts 1.801  miles of water mains. . For these reasons' the prairie districts are at liberty  to have all the fires they want to.���������St  T-oois Pos^-Disoat^b-  HOW TO CLEANSE THE SYSTEM.,  ���������Parmalee's Vegatable Pills are the result of scientific btudy ot the effects of extracts of certain roots and herbs upon the  digestive,organs. Their use has demonstrated in many instances that they regulate the action of th6 Liver and the Kidneys, purify the blood and carry off all  morbid accumulations from tbe system.  They are easy to take, and their action is.  mild and'beneficial. .  The flight  Idea.  " Weary Willie and his friend Frowsy,  strolling along the seashore, stop before a sign reading: ^Notice! Bathing  Is Dangerous.    Quicksands."  Weary Willie���������Dere, Frowsy; dere's  true, public spirit'-.for yer. Dat man's  a true public educator. I don't know  - who dat feller Quicksands, is. but he's  got de right idea uv t'iugs an ain't  afraid,to say so, an if' he wuz here.I'd  take off me' hat to him.���������Leslie's  Weekly.    '    ���������     - -'���������'��������� -   '/   "  The-great demand for a pleasant, safe  and reliable antidote for all affections of  the'throat and lungs is fully met with in  Sickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It is  a purely Vegetable Compound, and acts  promptly and magically in subduing all  coughs, colds, bronchitis,' inflammation  of the limns, etc. It is so palatable that  a child will not refuse it, and is put at' a  price that will not exclude the poor from  its benefits.'  V  A  Sliffht  Difference.  I'll  1   .  *  j  -iSH������=^'  The Jay���������Whatcher sayiu "Lookout!"  fer?  The Kid���������I didn't say "Lookout!" I  said "Watch out!"���������New York Journal.  STILL ANOTHER TR:TJMPH��������� Mr.  Thomas S. Bullen, Sunderland, ' write*:  ."For fourteen years J wa- afflicted with  Pi.es; and frequ ntiy 1 was UDable to  walk or sit, but four years ago I was  cured by using Dr Thomas' Jcclectric Oil.  I have aiso been subject to Quinsy for  over forty yeirs, bur. Eclectrio Oil cured  it, and it was a permanenc cure in both  cases, as neither the Piles nor Quinsy  have troubled me since."  MINARD'S LINIMENT. Lumberman's Frteid.  Unvrortliy of Her Love.  "To prove, my love," be cried desperately, 'iet me tell you during how  many weeks I. have scarcely closed'my  eyes'in sleep, during, how many days  i have eaten only"���������  Here.-with an imperious gesture, she  waved  him to silence.  "Statistics prove nothing!" she said.  Ah. but ''what a -cold dictum! It was  like an icicle plunged into his throbbing heart!���������Detroit Journal.  Sore   Jlaclc   or Side  Is promptly relieved of all pain by using Griffiths' Menthol Liniment. This  ocnedy immediately penetrates to the  painful parts, relieving in a 1'ow minutes,  Menthol Liniment is superior to plasters  of any kind for lame Iw.lc, pleurisy, cold  on chest, etc.   _ll druggists, 25cts.  Otifglit to See a. Fight Some XiKlit.  Teacher���������Tommy,   I   hear  that  you  and   Willy   were ' fighting   yesterday  Don't you know your little hands were  never made to tear each other's eyes?  ;Tommy���������How could we tear each  other's eyes with gloves on, I'd like to  know? Why. Miss Meek, you don't  seem to know the first thing about the  rules of the ring.  As_ for Minari's anfl tatp no other.  3i is awfully bard to admit the good  Jooks and talent of some other man in  your line of business.  When a woman is entertaining a jruest,  it makes her mighty mad if a party is  3g5ven in town to which her guest is not  Alloway & Champion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  362 MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  X_������i������d  SUxi-b bought, sold, and c_rrri������_  on margin.  Write as if you wish to exchange any kind of  _������c_ey, to buy Government or C. N. W. C������.  l*3ds. or to send flioney anywhw*.  The   Unexpected.  "An old farmer came  around   to the  house the other &s# and   sold  my wife  three dozen alleged fresh eggs.''  ���������   "I suppose.you had the laugh on her  in great shape."   * -i-  "No:   the''eggs, were   all  Cleveland Plain Dealer ,  Keep MAP'S-LINIMENT'in tie House.  Why  BualncMM Wttm  Suspended.  "I announced yesterday," said the  Arkansas rural . justice, "that court  would be open- this morning for the  hearing of all cases, but an hour ago  I had an ^argument with the superior  court -judge 'and had to kill him to  prove my point. Court is therefore adjourned out of respect to his memory."  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  NOT A NAUSEATING PILL.���������The  excipient of a pill is the substance which  enfolds the ingredients and makes up the  pill mass. That of Parmalee's Vegetable  Pi'lls is so compounded as to preserve  their moisture, and they can be carried  into any latitude without impairing  their strength. Many pills, in order ������������������ to  keep them from adhering are rolled in  powders, which prove nauseating to. the ,  taste. Parmalee's .Vegetable Pills are so,  prepared that they aro agreeable to the  moat delicate.  njP Cut this out and send it tous with tbe name of your  5J 9 nearest express office and we v. ill sliip you this Vlolim  " w -with Outfit by express, subject to examination. Examine it at your express office, and if you find it exactly aa  we represent it and entirely satisfactory, paytha  express agent our special price, $4.95 and  express charges.   This is a finely fmhthnrt.  (regular $9.00 Stradivarius model violin.  richly colored, highly polished, powerful  ' '    'one.    Con    mplete -with fins  bow. extra set of strings and resin.   A g__i_i  and sweet In tone,   , extra set of strings i  bargain at the price.   Buy direct from us and save tbe dealer's profit.  Johnston & MtFarlane,   Box   WL, Toronto,-Ont  96  w  (Trade-Mark.)  use ALBERT* soap,  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you -  , will find the best in oiir      ,.   ,.,  MASTER MECHANIC'S  EXTRAORDINARY:  \y\  1 w   I -  'i*.fi  Sold at all Drug: Stores.  i  BEAUTY SPOTS.  The too frequent use of greasy preparations ou the face will cause a growth of  dowu.     ,     c  Cocoauut oil brushed over the brows  will promote their growth and give them  a glossy appearance. '  A valuable lotion for strengthening tho  color of the hair and useful iu retarding  its turning gray is mad(> of four ounces  of bay rum" and"one ounce of sulphur.  A frequent cause of the hair falling oik  isa a deficient slate of the circulation.  Rubbing the scalp for a short time every  night with the lingers will stimulate the  circulation.        ��������� '  There is nothing better than sage tea  to prevent the hair from falling out. <  This should be w"ell rubbed iuto the roots  three or four times a week. Bran water  is also good for the sealp where there is  dandruff. After rubbing itjn the hair  must be well washed, or it will stick together. *  ��������� "What'll 1 do with this lot of raw r������  emits?" asked the Pacific islander.  "Raw recruits?" echoed the chief ah  sectmindedly. "What's the use ol  bothering me with such foolish que*  tions? Turn 'em over to the cook."    'C ar^gigMPft ben  a^  tof    P������eressn.( ' weier inspecting  thiough   their   lorgnettes?  fcim  31QO00 REWARD,  The above Reward ������ill be pnid to an}  ^   person "ho will prote IhM  PERFUMED    ROYAL  LAVENDER BLUE,  will speck or streak ino finest linen.  We vi ant  a^entu to sell this ont>rely new  hou������ehold   article, and are prepared  to give  nither premiums or cki.Ii commission* to Ladies,  Boys and Girls who will.work for,us.   ;   r   .  ��������� Kvery household herds blue for laundry purposes, and oncc.'t'ried tliey will buy again:' Each  10c. packag* contains sufficient blue if or th������  requirements of an average family for about  four months���������-.-"��������� '.'.'���������';. ������������������-.'.-".���������;��������� ::  y-yNtf;MONEY REQUIRED  5 Simply send name and address arid we will  forward you i\ number c( packagespC-Mueand  our'big premhinvli5t-. '.y.  ...       -;'.-.'  "Write at once and secure the ������koiict for a  new arti_������-,that everybody needs   ... Mention  this paper:<*     :'-.i .vs'-'. .,.:.. >__,',:.   '���������   ' ,  - Write Name and Addkess Vkrv Plainly.  TORONTO CHEMICAL CO., Toronto.  STEEL IIAIINESS TRACES  steel  harnfrtffflSjJlJBft* is one of the  W. N. U.    23S  too.  Lonesome  Little   Willie.  I'm jusl ii.S'Riid as I can l>c!    I'm  lonesome.  nil  <!nyi "      >    ' \  Tlicy  ain't   no one to play  wUh  mo  whon  papa's  Koiiu iiivny! ' ..  I'd  Iiko   to   i-omp  wilh  Johnny   Dis,   tne  boy   'at  lives next door, .    ���������  But   lie   won't   let   mc,   'cause   lie's   six,   and   I'm  just only four.'  oiful   tall some  night  when  right. "���������  A  Dse For Tliem.  Weary Walker���������Lady, would yer  ploase give me a few crullers like dose  I got last week?  Mrs. Newed���������Yes. poor fellow I Here  are three of them for you.  Weary Walker���������Can't you make it  four, mum ? Me and me pardner wanter  play quoits.  YTT f_ DITTTDT? lla3 no equal for sore shoulders  U_U.ull_.Uu_ says manager of Green way farm  I  wislit 'at I'd grow  I'm asleep,.  And Johnny,-he'd stay just as small as be is now  and .keep  Hut only six, while I got ten or nine or 'leven���������  ol'. ���������'"'������������������ ' '  I bet he'd  liUe to race me then!    I  wouldn't  let  him  though! .  He snys 'at I can go and play  with little Eddie  . ' Vest,  But  he wears kilts, and, anyway,  I  like big boys  the best;  It  ain't  no   fun  fer  me to  be  with  such  a  little  thing,  'Cause he's just only half past  three,  and  1  was  four this spring.  I   wisht  my   papa didn't  need   to  work down at  the store;  If   he  could   stay   home  always,   we'd   show  that  there boy next door!  Mv papa,  he'a the best of all,  for he ain't never  told  Me I'm no good, just 'cause I'm small and onlj  four years old.  Cramps d Colic  Always   relieved  promptly  by  Dr. Fowler's Ext. of Wild  Strawberry.  When you are seized with an attack of  Cramps or doubled up -with Colic, you  want a remedy you arc sure will give you  relief and gfive it quickly, too.  You don't want an untried something  that may help you. You want Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry, which every  one knows will positively cure Cramps and  Colic quickly. Just  a dose or two and you  have ease.  But now a word of  proof to back up these  assertions, and we  have it from Mr. John  Hawke, Coldwater,  Ont., who writes:  "Dr. Fowler's Extract  of Wild Strawberry is  a wonderful cure for  Diarrhoea, Cramps  and pains in the stomach. I was a great  stilferer until I gave it a trial, but now I  have perfect comfort."  i -' --, j_j;  f- ��������� w  wto������'_fe<fi  rrKii^figvt?k  as_mvsI  He knows,  His patron knows,  and everybody 'kribws^  that this can contains  the, purest,  most  ������.s\_,sfc  *"_   "   i">>    &*'**/.  !.,-,.��������� best, ^and.f{|  delicious; .Coffee!"*  that expect buyers can  procure.   Itjs       ��������� ��������� k-.-* ;.t  Chase & Sanborn's  >-r  Seal Brand Coffee,  that's the reason.:  ''''/A iJ'f  ���������p'M.  i'-j^U'  fi>K>S������g5  y?ia"4Wi  VK������!f_.'BJij  i >-1 --  USB  t >-  ?*>.  '3  ������������������������������������  THE; MQSJ ypU^llEypll  ���������yiiByyP:^  HlfiH QRADE��������� PLOWS, SEEDING MACHIIIES.  CarrlagreH, ���������, TV agons, Barrows. Wlndmilu(  *o.   COCKSHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg.  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  ' Importers of Groceries-  Write US. Haninton.Ont.  Circle Teas  :  _. S. & B. CoffeM  ���������. S. & B. Kxtrac _.  L.. S. & B. Spices  tESX YOU FORGET, note that we buy  Butter, Cheese and Fresh Eggs for export���������that  we handle Gasoline Engines and Horse Powers,  and that our. " Alexandra " and " Melotte *���������  Cream Separators are the best in the world.  Correspondence solicited.  Wt0&\ 1&i&$;$ &$'?&';  ��������� "Wlarilpec.  THE ONLY PRINTERS'SUPPLY HOUSE  IH THE NORTHWEST  We keep a large stock always on hand of 7YPL  PRINTERS' MATERIAL and PRINTERS' MACHINERY; c*n A* oat Dally or Weekly Papers  or Job Outfits on few hours' notice. We also  supply READY-PRINTS; STEREO-PLATES. *n������l  PAPER and CARD STOCK.  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER  Toronto Type Foundry Co., Limited.  175   Owen St., Winnipeg.  $33J���������  Cut tliis out and return  to   us,   with ruune ot  your nearest express office  and we will send this watleU  there for you to examine.- It is an  open-face, pold-plated,   dust proof  case, handsomely engraved, UJted  ���������with American model 7 jeivellud  stem wind and set movement,  lady's or gait's   size. It is a  Rood time piece, equal In ap-  ptarnnce to, a <25.00 watch,  and  is just the thing  for  trading  purposes.     If,   on  careful examination yon ar������  convinced   this     watch   ts  worth far more than we aslc.  pay the,express  agent   $3.95 ,  and express chnrees and it U '  your?    *ePry VVntch Co.,  Box WL Toronto. Can.  I?  I  i  i ���������:>..,;i.  )  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M. E. Blssett Editor.  __i  Tub ooluum* of The News are ofwn to ������ll  who wwh to express therein vieWb on mau-  ������r������ of public' interest.  While we do not hold ourselves reapon i-  ble for^.tha uttenuieea ot cones ^oude-to' ������a  reserve the r.ght of declining ������o inat;ri  oountiiumo* ious uuiieetuwarily porstmully.  Ut Advertisers who want tlieir ad  ohanged, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers tailing , to receive The  fcKwa n-guUrly will confer a favor by n<-ti-  yiug tin* office.  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  SATURDAY,    DEC.    2nd,    1899  AUSTRALIAN       LAND       SETTLEMENT  The progress of Australian land settlement coniiuubM satisfactory. There is  ��������� . . ao spasmodic rush for land, but a seady  V increase in the number of holdings of  every kind,'snowing that the land is being taken up more for industrial pur-  lio*es than from speculative motives,  a  - result of^llie.improved land legislation of  ''    iste years.    In" New  South  Wales  the  - main,object.of land administration is to  classify, the various state properties, nc-  cordiuif to their'fitness for, pastoral or  ' ; agricultural occupation, instead of allow-  , iin'jc  them  to be   indiscriminately leased  . ,-,,��������������� purchased as formerly.     The results  ��������� bHYe' been   most   encouraging.     Pnru_  .1998,   1*081   applications   were   received  \ lor   homestead   selections,   embracing   a  ��������� .total- aroa of 401,640 acres.    The land  . toarils dealt with 400,502 acres, of which  Wi were confirmed aud 208 disallowed  \er, withdrawn; ibl selections, containing.  1   an area at 25,720, acres, were, forfeited  oo accouut of non-fulfilment  of condi-  tlons.    This illustrates the care taken to  Vprevent  the   land   being   taken   up   for  ,"; purposes other than settlement.   Thc'ap-  ���������- plication  for' conditional  purchases  rep-  :,   resented an area of 208,137 acres. Of the  applications  made, _ 707 ' were   confirmed  ' " for - an area of 149,052 acres,   and  288  'were disallowed.    The incomplete _oudi-  -,   ,'iioual purchases in existence at the, end  .    -������f-1808. numbered 150,097, comprising an  ��������� area-ot-0,243,738 acres; and the number  yrjof'conditional purchases for which' deeds  ,  ; of grant had   been  issued  was 25,522,  representing an area of 3,050,191 acres;  0S4i conditional purchases were forfeited,  144  being due  to  non-payment  of  balances, aud 212 to uou-fulfilment of conditions.       Forfeiture   was   conditionally  WaiYed    iu   170  cases,   and     absolutely  waived in 130.    Extensions of time for  payment were granted to the holders of  1,272 conditional purchases,    Thc number of special  areas   proclaimed  during  the year was 179, including an area of  _0,894 acres, as- against 233, containing  62,626 acres proclaimed in 1897.    Of the  special areas proclaimed, 141 represented 57,370 acres  of country land, while  88 included 3,519 acres of land wichin  population or suburban areas.    The num-  }ber of applications for improvement purchases received during 1898 was 158, of  which 58 were approved and 31 were refused.    The number  of pastoral  lenses  current on December 31, 189S, was 092,  representing an area of 52,912,500 acres,  and un annual rental  of ������248,020 14s.  1 The  number  of  occupation   licenses  in  force during 1S9S was 1,807, embracing  an area  of 37,207,354  acres,   while  the  fees payable annually thereon amounted  to a total of ilOO.125 7s. lOd. . At the  close of last year 1,237 homestead leases*  were in existence, comprising an area of  10,450,608 acreas, and returning a rental  of ������52,91G 12s. 4d.    The number of annual leases in  existence at  thc  end of  1S98 was 10,555, embracing an  area of  ������  0,490,522   acres,   producing     an   annua]  rental of ������42, 905 19s. 5d.;-l���������120 leases  lapsed during the year, and 31 were cancelled,    .1,010  new     applications     being  granted., and   401   disallowed   or   withdrawn.    The new leases embraced 8S9,-  172%  acres,   with   nn   annual   rental   of  ������0,310 19s. Id.   Auction sales of'land are  ��������� continued on a limited scale. The tola!  number of lots offered for sale du.-ing  189S, and comprising all classes of l.-nul,  was 8,390, while the area set offered  amounted to 184,175 acres. The icUl  number of lots sold was 1,073, com arising an area of 51,791 acres, and reali-ing  a total Bum of ������101,037 3s. 8d.    Tiwre  . were 745 applications    for special leases  during   the   year,   of   whh-h   275    v.-ere  graiited..    During . the  sanm   period   113  improvement  leases,   comprising  13i7~73  acres,  yielding  a   rental   of ������2,040   IDs.  2d.,  wore sold at auction and til leases,  representing  an  area   of' 259,844   n.-ivs,  and  a rental of ������1,7S7 10--.  I0d.,  wore  disposed of by tender.   -Applications v.-wv  also received for an area of 050.4S8 r.   -es  of nornb  land   on   lease.     Du-ing  1 .'������������������'!i,S.  one   artesian   well   lea.*e   -.va<   gni'i <-d.  comprWng 10,240 acres.- and retun.ir-. a  ri'iifaj or- ������12 10s.    The number of 1>. -*0  l������-.ff.-s   j-iirrent   on   Doc-inher   31.   IS'/S,  Theso details represent" only a portion ol  ihe work of the New South Wales lane  department during a single year, but thej  sIioav how steadily the progress,, of pas-  loral and agricultural settlement in thai  colony is being maintained.    Land suitable for mixed farming seems to be most  in  request.     The conditions of lease  oi  purchase' are so varied that the conveni  ence of almost every class of settler be  comes readily met.    The main principle  underlaying the system appears to be thi  prevention   of  occupiers     obtaining,'  to  lease of purchase, more land than the;,  can turn to profitable .account.   'Care i.-  Lakeu that the available lands shall not b.  thrown open if there is no apparent demand for I hem.    Thus, in 1S1JS, the tota.  number of reserves from sale of various  purpose's notified  was 1.273,  comprising  an area of ,1,-32,410 acres, while the revocations  of similar reserves  numbered  2,173, and affected an area of 3,391,03:*  .acres;  221   reserves  from  lease  and  license, annual ioase, etc., were notified in  1898, comprising a total urea of 443.09S.  acres.     The  revocations   of  reserves  of  this class numbered 343, and affected an  area oi 297,479 acres.   o   .LYDD1TH.  Lyddite, tho explosive against the use  of which Gen. Joubert is reported to have  protested to Gen. Whito, is the most destructive known 'explosive. It is made by  treating carbolic with nitric acid. This  produces picric acid, which is a familiar  thing to chemists, but picric'acid in its ordinary form 'is so explosive that it c!>anot  he safely used. In' tho manufacture of lyddite, picric acid' is subjected to a aj.eeial  process which without interfering with its  terrible' explosive power, makes it safe to  handle. This special process Is a secret,  owned by the British government.  Lyddite is the most destructive explosive  that can be handled with safety by its user.  Weight for weight*' it is from Ave to .seven  times more destructive than nitro-glycer-  Ine, and from forty to fifty-six times more  powerful than the best gunpowder.  The lyddite is not used to discharge  guns, but as an explosive laslde the shells  hied from them. .The horrible force of'the  oxplcvslou  of the shell can be imagined.  It is not probable that Gen. Joubei-t  made any such protest r.s reported.' The  use of any explosive Is recognized to be  perfectly legiilmate In warfare.���������Ottawa  Journal.  MANUAL TRAINING FOR BOYS.  Sir  William    McDonald's   Gift    to  Youth of   the Dominion.  tbo  aorejs  and  n reutal  of ������1,02:?  IM-  iM.  In announcing and explaining to the Ottawa school'board the philanthropic'scheme  recently told of in the despatches, Prof.  Robertson  said;  "I'.y the genci-oBity of a'friend of education in Canada, the plan proposed for th"  Introduction and extension of ma nu.il and  practical instruction in primary schools in  Canada is as follows:  ���������'ICvoryhouy  has  hoard 'of Sir William  O.  McDonald,   rif   Montreal,   and   his   splendi-i  benefactions to the oau.se o;* higher education   iu   Canada.    ITis gifts to  McGill   University excited two millions of dollars. He is  keenly   interested   in   primary  education  a-:  well as in university training and extension,  lie   uow   offers   to   pay   for   the   equipment  rc-i.niired   for   educational   manual   training,  iu one place  in  every province in  the Du-  niiiihin;   and  also  to  meet  the  expenses  of  qualified   teachers   and   incidental   maint-  nance for three years In all those places.  "In Ottnwa he offers to equip and main  tain for three years as many centres ju  are required to give all the boys (about 3,  000) between the ag?s of 9 and 14 In tho  public sch.ir-la an opportunity to receive thi  training.  "It Is hoped that after a year or two  an equal.'y v.ijnahle cou.-aa of practical instruction i-uited fur girls of the same age;  may somehow he provided, and douhtlos-  nature   studies    in   rural   seho da    will    b  I   added  to  t.li'-m,  "In   Ottawa   the   plan   will   iueidenfnlh  provide for evening classes for thee actually engaged in trades who need and  ���������vanl1  technical instruction.  "Sir William has authorized me to mike  .i similar offer to the school authority -a of  P.roc-ville, Ont., of Charlottetown and  .^���������nunerslde, P. E. I., of some plac-.-; in the  province of Quebec, of Truro,' a' S., of  Predericton, of Winnipeg, Man., of Calgary, N. \v. _., and some pi',,.-.- (n British  Columbia.  , "To begin it on right educational lines,  thoroughly trained aud experienced teachers of high attainment will be brought at  ilrst from Scotland, Kngland or the Unitid  States. Next summer it is proposed to  pay the expenses of several teachers from  Canada, Great Britain and Sweden to take  the course of training there;' to see for  themselves the educational systems aud  methods "of those countries, and- to me-jt  touchers and other educational reformers  !n them. When those Canadian teachers  return, they will be as lights set on Mi;  tops. The tire of their Inspiration, information and enthusiasm will spread."  ' I'rof. Robertson gave un Idea of' what  manual training mqans in the following  way:  "I visited some of, the primary ischoois  In London in company with tho school  beard's chief organizer in manual' and  practical instruction. Manual training in  the primary, schools was begun in London  about 1800. A grant of money was made  by two of the rich guilds, and, a joint com-  n ittee was' formed whereby that inoney  aud some'' grant from the London school  hoard was 'administered, The instruction  was found" so thoroughly useful and acceptable that It was-speedily spread. 'Now  there are oyer 150 'manual training ccncies  and as1 nearly as I couid learn about 50,-  000 boys between the ages of 9 and 14 we're  taking courses of instruction in .wood work,  Iron work, brass work or leather work'in  the public board schools.        *���������  "At a typical school which I visited, a  room was iitted with forty benches, each-  prev'ded with wood:woiking tools. There  ^as also a supply.-of general tools for the  room, In addition to the particular tools  ar each bench. One Instructor and. an assistant were sufficient for the forty boys.  the course of Instruction is a three years  cue, and each boy gives half a .day per  week to it. Consequently the manual training, room accommodates In that instance  -00 boys, there being ten half-days In each  school weeli".  "A   series .of  articles  called  models   are  made  by  the  boys.    The things  are articles of use, and are known to.be such  by  the pupils.   ' Kach ' one is  wholly  made   by  the pupil.   'When the teacher needs to give  practical demonstration,, he gives icon another piece of wood, and not on the pi coo  on  which  the   boy  Is  working.     It  's  not  uvteh learning, hut much Interfering, which  makes anybody mad.   The pupils make the  ���������things by copying directly from the actual  mcdels.    Later on  they make drawings  of  the models from measurements, and make  the things from  the dr.ikin.-emfw   mfwww  the things from the drawings. r  "I observed the children were deeply interested in their work. A casual glance  of observation was ail they gave to tne  visitors. A spirit of earnestness, se-f-  reliance and careful perseverance seemed  to pervade the whole school. The teacher  tcld me that as regards accuracy of observation and accuracy of expression, the/e  was a noticeable improvement in the children after they had gone through the  manua, training course. I found similar  equipment and equal satisfaction In the  board school! in Liverpool."   o   PAPER-AND TREES.  The Importation or wood pulp into Italy  Is greatly on thc increase.  Norway supplied Groat Britain with  twice as much ground pulp last year as the  United States, Canada, Sweden and Holland combined.  One of the most valuable timber tries  In the great Northwest, the red cedar,  grows ro a maximum height of a00 feet and  a  diameter of  14 feet.  One aud one-quarter million square miles  Is the estimate of the timber area.of Canada, .as given by the. United States cmis.il  general  at Montreal.  Paper shingles have been introduced into  Japan by an enterprising Tokyo firm as  substitutes for the wooden article. The  new Idea is a slab of thick-tarred paste-  bra rd, more easily managed than ordinary  shingles and costing only half as much.  Some historic trees have lately come into  tbe New York lumber market from tho  Wilderness battlefield of the civil war.  The h'.V.n of lading showed that the tr:;es  had. been foiled and the lumber sawed there,  fn sr.nie of tho planks the mmie .halls' can  be seen plainly, the wood directly adjacent  to the bullets being discolored or rotten,  but not enough to damage the lumber.  Thc- portion of the  State, of Washington  west of the  summit of the Cascade range  :s   covered    with    the   heaviest   continuous  belt of forest growth in the United States.  This forest  extends over the slopes of the  Cascade   and   Coast   ranges,   and   oc-cupias  | the entire drift plain surrr.undlng   the wa-  I ters of l'uget Sound.    Excepting the highest   mountain   peaks   and   the   sand   dunes  of the coast, which are treeless, the valleys  of the Cowlitz and  Chehalis rivers, which  are  dotted   with  small  oaks and   other  deciduous trees, and the s<unted yellow pines  occupying   with, open   growth   the   barren  Stellaenom plain, all of' western Wushimr-  ton l:i covered with a magiiitt<"--ut f.jrttjt.���������  Chicago News,  r PESr)  Lc\Q������P  DEEP in the province  STEAM-Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter,  A reward of $5.00 will,be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of,  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs  belonging  to -this  company.  M7ENRT TREIFEL, " Manager.  to levy and collect  tolls from all I  persons using  and on all freight  pas-ing   over the   said   railway  and such  roads  branches ferries ���������  wharves   and'   vessels "built   or-  owned by the  Company whether  bnilt or owned before or after the .  construction of  the railway and 4  with all other usual, necessary or  incidental" rights    poweis, and  privileges as may   be  necessary J  , ., or  conducive lo tbe attainment'  of the  above objects or any ' of ''  them. ' ',.  c  DATED al Victoria, B. C. this 13th %  day of November A. D..1899.  H. Maurice Hills ��������� "  . Solicitor for the Applicants., ���������  Dates for Reference.  a i    ���������     '       T, ,  ���������'   148G���������5899.'  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY  given that  ' amplication.' will be  made lo th������  Parliament of C.inada at its next  session for an Act to Incorporate  a Company with power   to   con  struct equi}>,m:uuiam  ahd (,per-  ate either a   standard  or narrow  gauge railway for  thc purpose (f  carrying  passengers  and freight  including all  kinds of merchandise from a point in   Comox District   Vancouver Island' situate  on the1' 50th  parallel on or near  to the  East Coast of Vancouver  Island, thence in a Northerly direction by. the most feasible route  thiough   Say ward   and .Rupert  .Districts -io a point,. at or  near  Cape Scott or some other suitable  point at or near the North "end of  Vancouver Island, with power to  '-consiruct, operate  and maintains  branch   lines   to   the  Coast  on  cither side of  Vancouver , Island  '��������� and to other points  and all necessary roads and   bridges  ways'  and ferries and to build own and  maintain   wharves   docks   sawmills and coal bunkers and with  power to build equip   own main  i tain and'Operate  steam and other vessels and boats and topper-  ate the,-same  on   any 'navigable  waters connecting  With the said  railway line or .branches thereof  ' an! with jxjwcr to  build own e-  ���������* quip operate 'and   maintain telegraph, and   .telephone   lines'in  connec-i n with the said railway  and,   branches*     and / to  carry  on .' a    general     express    business and to build and operate all  kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying  light heat .electricity  and any   kind of  motive power  and'with power to acquirehvaier  rights and to construct dams and  flumes   for   improving and   increasing the water privileges and  with power to  expropriate lands  for the purposes.of the Company  and  to   acquire   lands   bonuser-  privileges  and   other  aids from  any Government  municipal corporation or other persons or bocl-  - ies corporate and  with power to  k���������se and connect and make traf  fie and other  ar g ngements wilh  railv. av steamboat or othe- companies now or hereafter to bn incorporated  and   with   pouer to  in:ike wagon  roads to be used in  tbe construction of t*uch railway  and ic advance  of the same and I The Trnnsvaal War  .     1899  The following, are' the' dates of  some of Ihemore important events-  in the history of South,Africa: '   ,.  A. D.  Discovery   of   the - Cape of  Good Hope  by Bartholomew Diaz. 1486  First    appearance ' of    the   '  . Dutch  in   South  African , ,  waters. /.. _    1595..  Dutch settle in Table Bay.. . ., 1652  First -British  occupation of   -  the Capri ���������.:..:.. 1795  Cape Colony cycled fo Bii ain  Ariivjil of British settler's.'":.  English declared the .official  ���������language   in Cjipe Colony  Emancipation of the slaves;  Thc great Boor Trek. . ..1886-  -1803  181_  1820  "V1  -1828  1834  -1837  W  1838  1843  1869  1877  Boer emigrants occupy Natal  British annexaiion of Natal.  Recognition of the indepen-  pendence of Transvaal and  Orange River Boers. .1852���������1854  Discovery of diamonds on the  Lower Vaal river   British annex the Transvaal  Conquest of Zululann      1879  Retrocession ( f the Transvaal    1881  Convention   of-London with  thc Transvaal Republic.'.     1884  Witwatersrandt   gold    field  discovered     1885  British  South   Africa   Com-  pany founded      1889  Natal granted a  responsible  Government     1'893  The Jn,meson Raid     1886  Sy....  ������.-l������_.-..-.*  p      ���������     ,i . -3  most     ���������.���������  THE BEST VALUE  IN THE TRADE.  leavy (black worsted cheviot  WELL  LINED,  WELL   MADE and  EXCEEDINGLY STYLISH.  This  Garment   " Made to  order"  by a   Tailor   though  perhaps "not to fit " would be $_7.������Q.  SHOBKY'S   CLQTHIHG    is    not_   made   to   order,   but  made to fit, and every thread is guaranteed. ^  crrutfUTxmrxxiJvuxruTnxu^^  THESE GOODS MAY BE OBTAINED OP STEVENSON & CO ii  0  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY  given that  application   will be  made to the  Legislative Assembly of the, Province of  British   Columbia  at its  next session for an Act to Incorporate a Company with, power to  construct,  equip, maintain  and  operate either a standard or nar-  ' row gauge railway for   the   purpose of cariying passengers and  freight, including all kinds of merchandise, from a point in Comox  District,Vancouver Island, si1 uate  on, ihe 50th Parallel on or near  " , the East Coast of Vancouver Island,  thence in a  no������therly dir-,  cction by the most feasible route  , to a point at or near  Cape Scott  or ,some other suitable'point at  or near to the North end of Vancouver, Island, with power to con-  struct,    operate    and-maintain  branch lines to'the Coast on either side of  Vancouver,Island and .  to other points and all neces>ary  ,        roads', bridge",' ways and ferries,  and"' to,-; b'uildi  own,  and maintain    ; wharves,< , docks       sawmills and coalbunker's,  and with  S' power to build,equip, own, maintain and operate steam   and oth-  .   er vessels and boats and to oper-  1     ate the  same on any   navigable  waters connecting, with the said  railway, line or branches0 thereof,  and with power to build, own, e-  quip, operate  and  maintain telegraph   and  telephone  lines c in  ,   connection   with   the  said railway anil branches,  and to carry  on   a   general express business,  tj,nd   to build   and   operate all  kindt of plant for the purpose ������>f  1 supplying light,  heat, electricity  and' ipy kind  of motive power,  ~,i.nd with     ,   power to  ' acquire    water    rights    and   to  construct, dams  and  flumes 'for  improving   and   increasing- the  \    water privileges, and with power,  to expropriate lands for the purposes of the Company, and to acquire lands; bonuses,   privileges  " and other aids from any Government,  municipal  corporation or  oth������ r persons or bodies   corporate and with  power toflease and  to connect and make  traffic and  other   arrangements   with   railway, steamboat or other companies now or  hereafter to  be incor-  , porated, and with power to make  wagon  roads   to be used in the  construction of such railway and  in  advance of the  same and   to  levy and collect   tolls   from all  persons using  and on all freight  passing  over   the   said   railway  and such roads, branches, ferries,  wharves   and    vessels   built   or  owned by the company, whether  built or owned hefore or after the  construction  of the railway; and  with  all  other  usual, nece sary  or    ii cidental  powers,   rights  and privileges  as    may   be  necessary   or cond u c i v c  to      the     attainment      of  lhc :<bove objects or any of them.  Dated   at    Victoria,   B.     C, this  9th day of   October,   A.   D.   1899.  H. Maurice Hills,  ;   Solicitor for the Applicants.  a  cheap  Anyone wishing to secure  house and lot of land veiy  will do well to call at this .office.  The owner intends to leave and  will sell at a sacrifice.  Notice.  CHANGE  OF  CORPOEATE  NAME.  EspiBialt & lianaimo Ry-  TTME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  Notice is hereby given   that   the  Union Colliery Company  of   British-Columbia,   Limited   Liability,  intends to apply to His Honor  the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to change its name to  that of   the  "Wellington    Colliery    Company,  .Limited Liability."-  .   Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors  to   the   Union- Colliery  Company of   B. C,   Ximited   Liability.  0000000000000000000000000000000  . The JH. B. A. Vogel  Commercial College,  P. O. Box 347,  Vancouver, B. C.  We teach Business, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting  and'   the  - general    English  *, ______ '  Branches.    tfp_F" The demand  "for office help  is  larger  than*,,  the supply. . ;    *  Send for Illustrated Prospectus.  0000000000000000000000000000000  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. 4 Saturday  a.m. ' P.M.  De; 9:00 Victoria ....Dc. 4:25  "    9:28 Goldstrenm "   4:j3  "   10:14 Shawi.igaii Lake "   5.39  "   10:48 Duncans 6:15  KM. ' P.M.  "   12:24        Nanaimo ....7:41  Ar. 12:40 Wellington  Ar. 7:55  .. WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.    ��������� ���������    No. 3 Saturday.'  A.M.' A.M.    ���������  De. 8:05 '....Wellington De. 4:21  *-'_  "   8:29..   Nanaimo....  <��������� 4.39  "   9:55 .   .'..Duncans     "   6:05  " 10:37..   Shavwiigan Lake..   /'   6:46  " J1.-23   Gold stream ...  "  ������������������    7 '-19  Ar. 11:50  .._.. ..Victoria   .Ar. 8:00 p.m..  Reduced lates to and from all points  on  Saturduys and Sundays prood to return Mon  day.  For  rates  and   all   information    apply at  Company's Ofllccs.  A. DUNSMUIR, Gko. L. COURTMEY.  PltQSIDKNT.  Traflic Manager  m       WE   WANT YOUR  j Job prijjtin.  ft SATISFACTORY Z���������*$&  _> c c  ������*    <L)_ ������  c  " c  CD  u  ���������4-i  a  CD  c  GQ  -  V)  -vC  in-  3  CD  -a  c  <D  !_*  CD  -o  c  05  in  <j  H  5*  C  "in  u  0S  %'  w ���������  05  <  w  <���������  a  m  m  NOTICE.  All my accounts now outstanding if not paid by Nov. 22 will be  placed in the Hands of solicitor for  colleciion.  P. Dunne.  60  YEARS8  ���������XP__3_NCE.  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION  liRING IT TO      .  Stoddart  Opposite Waverley Hotel.  Tho Sew. England Hot8l.   ,  M. & L". YOUNG, Props.  Victoria, Vancouver Island  "     ' r ' l -���������  C H. TARBELL  - DFALER'  IN  : Stoves and Tinware   CUMBERLAND, B. Or  ���������  ��������� 'y 1-  -   ,''  ' " i  Society < Cards  Hiram Louge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O..O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  Bulbs for Fall   Planting.  20,000 Holland Balbtf'to arrive"''- in September; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in October; 1,500 Bhododendrons, Az-Ueas, Magnolias, Roses, ere , to arrive in October.  Thousands of Hoses, Camellias, Fruit and  Oruauieutal Trees, Shrubs, etc., growing on  my own grounds for the fall trade. Catalogues free. .  JUL. J. HENRY,        Vancouver, B. C.  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C.  THE SCHOOL YEAR    BEGINS   FIRST   MONDAY; OF  ��������� SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST  -���������    WEEK OF JUNE "    ' '    /,   \  The Course of Study is divided into five grades: ,      *; '���������  Primary, Junior, Preparatory,   Senior  and  Graduating;  andc^mpri^es Reading, Spelling,   Elocution, Gramme'r, Rhe- ;  toric, English Literature; History, Geography,   Botany,   Asr  tronomy, Natural History. Geology,  Geometry, -Latin, \Pay-.'  sie'd Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and   Map-Drawing,'- French ���������  conversation compulsory for those who learn the lauguage.  S^H  Due attention is paid to plain Sewing, Darning, ^Merid-, .'-^i?|'  ing, etc., etc. Weekly instructions are given in domestic * ^p-  economy, politeness, and all that constitutes lady-like deportr" y%\l{������  meat. _ " ,r r   , 'S"<  Special attention is i������aid to pupils preparing for TVachers' \S,  Examination. In the COMMERCIAL CLASS, iu-lruaiun.'ia '';  given in Penmanship, English, Book-Keeping, Stenography, \  Tyiiewriting and all tho branches of   a   business   education: : /(  For further information address '      ��������� Uf :Sv  " .   THE SISTER SUPERIOR'. ;?>-  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland.  ' and am agent for the following  ������ reliable f insurance companies:  The Royal London'and Lan-  cashire and Norwich  Union.    I  ' am prepared to  accept  risks at.  current rates.    I am  also agent  for the; Standerd Life Insurance,  . Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of Eng-  - land. Please call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.      <��������� .  ,    JAMES ABRAMS.  1  Cumberland  Hotel  COR. .DUNSMUIR AVENUE  , AND     SECOND     STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  ^Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.-  ' When in Cumberland be sure  and-stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and  Public Hall  Run in Connection with   Hotel.  a". :e_ :i__c:i_:e3(d:i_i  General    Teaming*- Y Powde^S  Oil, Etc., Hauled;^ :Wbod^  - .,    ^in,Blbcks^Furni]shedr\-#&,  SCAVENGER  WORK^DOAE^'  ������������������������������������ ���������������������������___������������������Tk|  .    couRT_u_y 'tS^Wm  .. 1* ������!���������: .-.ii-jus  Directory.  "���������   y  - ���������     ~-' ������������������ w'  "i  COURTENAT HOUSE/.;  Callum, Proprietor,     "y  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Black-l  smith and Carriage Kakeri_$LV^M������L  Esfiuimait &. Uanaimo. Ry^  ^~wM  Steamship .City;'of /N-oaimbwiU^Mil^M  follows, calling at way po'rtoM^freightywiiI=s|  passengers may ,offer.y; _.'_��������� i<^-5S4'-S:i4M^  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo''\:'fc-,V';,'?4i^^|  y. Tuesday 7Xa:m%  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day.  f^_>^_>_^  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards), New  Stvle Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  FOR SALE   CHEAP���������And   on  easy Terms, a house and six acres  of land at Comox. Apply at this  office.  FOR SALE:   Old  papers.    Apply at News Office.  FriaSy* .  Nanaimo for Victoria,'^ '^..swvfe&l  ., '<       i o '.-'���������_- ~i'^^yj"Pi  \,'-:~ ,, Saturday ^.a:nftr  ���������   .OB, Freight tickets  and State-I  room apply, on board, "^'J\  " GEO  L   COUBTNBY,^||l  Traffi.ce JHLanagor?  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO^  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Livery  A_fiy  f  Oh  om  1 .**  I am prepared tov O  furnish Stylish Rigs S:; ���������������  and do Teaming a^'-' O*  reasonable rates..' ,"'���������  D. 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LEADING   BARBER  and  TAXIDERMIST  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. Amuni-  tion and Sporting  Goods of all descriptions.  Cumberland,      B.  G.  wil\ do it for  those  who   have  an   ear  for   music.  ������  is just the thing for those who  can't learn to play even a  Je\A^'s Harp���������������hs______  It Talks, Plays, ^ings���������Does everything but walk. Call und hear it at  the News Office.  CHAS. C SEGRAVE, Agent  Cumberland, B. C.  KB l  i������_������_r_l������i^ ������������<__���������������������_���������_������  A Tragedy In Permutations,  By JOSEPH If. EOGEES.  [Copyright, 1S0S. by thc Author.]  Now that   there   has   been   so much  falsehood published about the miserable  San Ciisiaraguau affair I propose to tell  the Whole truth about itfrom beginning  to ond, and I expect to be  believed.    I  /    am tired of   beinj; called a buccaneer, u  filibuster and a  pirate.    What   I did 1  stand to, of course, bat I-waufc to show  that it was all a   mistake which would  be ludicrous if it were uot so tragic.  It  . does not seem   likely ou its faco that a  mischievous office boy could precipitatti  a  South American   revolution, but   he  did, and'.'I am   as innocent of  it as the  late  General   Othello, whese  advice   I  shall follow in  my story, setting down  nothing  in   malice,  nothing  extenuating.    But first I must go back a little.  ',' I was a  reporter on   tho New York  Eagle ,for several years aud did well at  it, though   I  used   to get tired of  tho  everlasting  night work.    YiFell, ouce   I  got a great "beat"'' on the .town.    It involved a corner  iu the  cijffeo   market,  and it made a sensation at cho time.   Is  was double leaded, with   a   scare head  on the first page, aud Tommy Walling  ���������  of The Globe  nearly had  a fit over  it,  for he had a tip on the siory, but could  .not run it out, and   his interview with  his city editor next morning was inter-  , os ting.  Old man Flamingo, who was a big  coffee��������� broker, waa greatly tickled with  the story, and the upshot of the matter,  was that he offered mo a position in'  his office at' a good salary aud commission with chances of partnership in a  .few years. 1 accepted, for _ saw no  show at reporting, though I knew no  more about the coffee trade than I did  about Choctaw.  But1 you know a  newspaper  man ia  never afraid to tackle anj'fching, aud in  a few weeks I was a roguJar tradesman,  and T looked forward to the time when  the" firm would   be  Flamingo & Boggs  and I should drive my carriage.    Well,  iu six months what does old Flamingo  do but turn up his  toes without warning and leave me high and dry. ' Every  onethbught he was. rich, but when his  affairs were  looked   into it was   found  ,,t_at he %yas not only bankrupt   but bad  cheated a Ibt'bf hisouetomersandTaiHed  the devil generally. JThe Globe made a  feature-,of. it,   and    Tommy  Walling  , roasted the life out of me in his account  < of  tho affair, making, it  appear that I,  '", Hosea Boggs, was a stool pigeon for al!  of old Flamingo's crooketrfiess.    It wan  ' a mean,thing in Tommy, but he wanted  to get even with  me for that "scoop,"  , whioh landed me in the  trade.    It was  a  lie made ont of  whole cloth, as the  'examination showed, for I had discreet-'  ,Jy- burned   all   the   books  and   papers  which concerned my doings in any questionable transactions.    I have as good a  right as any man to maintain my repn-  tacidbV'v     ���������"���������-������������������ .   ---<.-.     ��������� ���������-  I had got far  enough into the  trade  to like it fairly well  and decided to set  , tip as a broker on my own account in a  email way, trying to retain some of old  Flamingo's trade.    I rented an office in  , an eligible ,location, put  up partitions  and  had   painted  on   the "doom   "Mr.  Spencer,"   "Mr.   Old bam,"  "Mr.  Go  J_ez" and "Stenographer," to indicate  that it was  a flourishing   firm, though  the  whole  establishment  consisted  of  myself and an office boy.  When I think  of that office boy, 1 havo to restrain my  feelings, for  he   was���������but  we'll   come  to  that   later.     I  can't  say   my   bluff  worked very well.    1 did  a little   business as a custom  house broker,' and occasionally made   fair   deals   in   coffee,  augar  and  fruits, but  tho   big  hout.es  had a cinch on   the   trade, and   it was  slim  picking.    At night i used to walk  along  Park  row   aud   look  up  at  the  newspaper offices aud wish  I was back  again, but there was a prejudice against  me on account of that story oi Flamingo's affairs, though they couldn't prove  a thing, aud I still  hoped  to get estab  lished.  Matters were going from bad to worse,  and I should probably have closed up if  it had not been for the appearance of  Hernando Bosenko on the scene. Boson-  ko was a merchant of Cordova, the  principal, seaport of San Castaragua. He  had done business with Flamingo, and  I had got a little trade out of him: He  was a typical ��������������� punish - American,  swarthy, well groomed and easy going.  Ho came into  niy office  one  afternoon  "A revolution!" aaidd In auoaiahtnent.  ���������nd bunded his card and asked for a  private interview. I sent the office boy  on an errand and took him into my  office, assuring him that "Mr. Spencer,"  "Mr. Oldham" and "Mr. Gomez'^were  out. He was a devil of a fellow, that  Bosenko. He had that seductive way  with him which captures men and captivates the women. Wo talked for some  time, and I saw he was pumping me  for a purpose which presently appeared.  He explained that business was slack  in Cordova, and he had come to the  United, States to make arrangements  for starting a revolution in San Castaragua'.  "A revolution!" said I in astonishment. -  "Certainly, " he said. "We haven't  had one for nearly 18 months, and I ain  going to break the trust."  "What trust?" I aaked.  "The revolution trust," said he,  "which has co) roiled every one of  them for 15 yeart- and has made all tho  money. I am going in for a new deal  and want you to help me."  "But, my dear sir," I said, "I don't  understand you. A revolution is a serious matter, and I don't want to get my  head shot off, and I don't understand  what you mean by the trust."  "Well," said he, "I suppose yon aro  not to blame for ignorance about South  American , affairs, but you know "that  these revolutions are' always cooked up  affairs, don't you':"' %  "No, I don't," said I. "Of "course  they come pretty-often, but 1 thought  they were all genuine enough and pretty serious, too, at times."  He laughed a little aud said: "Imust  explain the situation, to you. In Sail  .Castaragua we cannot get along without revolutions. It is essential to our  prosperity, as peace is to yours.'; Tako  General Cuzco, for instance. He has been  president lit timts iu the last 11. years,  while General -Moreno has' been president 12 times. The scheme is this:  Every few mouths General Moreno  lauds suddenly at Cordova, raises the  standard of revolt and marches toward  Boiito, the capital. President Cuzco  with his army starts out to meet him.'"  "Hold on," said I, "yon are going  too i'ai;t." How does Moreno start hit-  revolution? Jt takes men aud money  and munitions of war. You speak'of it  as a very simple transaction."  "That's the point," replied Bosenko.  "You see, when Moreno arrives, he  goes to the syndicate and purchases his  arms and inuiiitioub."  "What syndicate?" I asked. "You  are very mysterious."  - He looked rather disgusted, but began ,  to explain. "Didn't I tell you there  was a revolution trust? It is composed  of most of the big merchants aud politicians at Cordova.  .Revolutionists dare  for 16 Years  Operations were of no avail���������Cure Effected  one box and a half of  by  H  Mr.  states:  W.  D. Thornton,   Blacksmith,   Calgary,   N.   W  "For 15 years I suffered nntold agony from blind, itching piles,  and can honestly say I have spent about $1,000 trying different so-  called cures, and have been under treatment with well-known physi-  ' cians in Orillia, Peterboro and Lakefield. I had 15 tumors removed,  but obtained no positive cure.      I have suffered more than I can tell,  . but can now say that, thanks to Dr. Chase's Ointment, I ami positively  cured and by one bos and a half, and I consider the little Ointment I  have remaining worth its weight in gold."  Dr. Chase's Ointment is the only guaranteed cure for  piles, the only cure which has never been known to fail.  Sixty cents a box, at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  not deal with any one else if they could,  but they can't, for the trust has all the  cannons, gnn<s and powder, and they sell  impartially to each party."  "But, hold on," saidl.  "Where does  the money come from?"  "Ob!   The  English   bankers furnish  that. They buy up the bonds of the revolutionists at GO cents on the dollar."  "But suppose tho revelutioh fails?"  "Oh,   it   seldom   does,   b\it   in    any  event  the  country always assumes the'  debt of   both   side?, so thero is no risk.  The banks keep blank bonds which they  fill in with the now names at each revolution, and the revolution   leaders can  always  get   their money in   24 hours.  Most of it goes to the syndicate for wal  material, which is of  poor quality and  -is sold at enormous  prices.    It consists  largely' of   condemned    muskets  from  your civil war, and old cannon left behind after  the  Mexican war.    Some oi  them look as if they had been  uged'by  Cortes.   They sell, though, for the same  prices as the  newest  rifles  and   latest  field guns. The insurgent president isn't  particular. He doesn't want to kill any  one if  hecan help it, and, besides,! thc  government will   pay the  bill, so there  is no loss.   Usually he makes the syndicate give him a commission, so the bigger tho prioe tho better he is satisfied."  "But  whore" does   the   army  come  from?"  "Oh, it's easy enough to raise 1,000  men���������in fact, ��������� too easy. Work isn't  plenty anyway, and there are plenty ol  men looking around for,a soft snap "  "Do you call fighting a soft snap?" J  asked, getting more confused all the  time.  '    "Well, I should say so.   Good food,  new uniforms and a rank for life.  Altei  tho-revolution   all the' offioers are commissioned major generals and wear gold  lace by the pound. -Now let me resume  my story.    Moreno, we will say, lauds  , on the,loth and' issues a proclamation  that he has come to redeem the country  from the oppression of a diotator.   This  proclamation-is ?o long that it usually  takes several days to get it printed, foi  nothing goes in a hurry wi th ub.  Moreno  mails  a copy on   the 19th to President  Cuzco and establishes his headquarter*  in the best hotel in Cordova.  The agent  , of the English bankers comes and makes  arrangements for $3,000,000  in bonds,  paying $1,800,000 cash.for them.. Then  the agent of  the syndicate  arrives and  sells, the guns, powder, uniforms, etc.,  at fearful  prioes,and fthoy are  turned  over to tho commissary general.    Then  come tbe applicants for admission  tc  the army, and-this is the moat troublesome part of. the whole affair, as there  are more'pegs thaii holes.   Usually it ii  arranged by the officers agreeing to furnish the men without cost, though they  are  carried  on "the pay roll,   and^.tbe  amount   divided'-among   the   leader's  favorites.   When everything is ready���������  ,and it takes a good deal of time iu spite  of   all  these facilities���������the army takes  the train about the 30th for the battle-"  ground near .the capital. "..  "But you don't mean to say,"said I,  "that the  president, allows all  this tc  go on without interference?"  "Certainly. He couldn't do anything  if he,, would, but lie doesn't want to.  When the troops arrive at the battleground, Cuzco marches out and occupies  his camp, and the cartel is arranged."  "The what?" said I.  "The cartel���������that's a etipnlation as  to the way the battle shall be conducted. It usually states tnat th������ battle  shall not begin before 8 a. in., at which  time flags are established in front oi  each army, beyond which they agree  not to go under any circumstances. II  any oue is.killed or badly injured during an engagement, a truce of half ar  hour is allowed. The programme is  usually as fallows:  "7 a: in.���������Colfee, oranges and cigarettes.  "   "8  a.   in.���������Dress   parade  and   fiery  speeches by the leaders.'1  "9 a.  m.���������Opening  of   the  engagement.  "10:30 a. m.���������Engagement ends.  "���������11:30 a.   m.���������Lunch   (communica  tion under flag of  truce during  recess  allowed to permit either   belligerent tc  borrow provisions or ammunition);  "3-   p.    m.���������Engagement    renewed.  Charge by insurgents.  EVEN'ING.  The violet mists across the hill ;  Corre rising, rising, on anil up���������  The lilac trees their sweetness spill  Upon thc tulip's st^pakefl cup.  A hush o'.cr ail tiie c.irtli is spread.  The light is fading iiom the slciw,  A drooping pan.-=y lifts its head,'  With purple shadows in its eyes.  Now, in .the west a cloud land ship  Comes passing: through a sullen red,  I watch it float find sail and dip���������  '    Its royal banners flying iree,  When, like a golden flashing sword,  Tlie lightning cuts its masts iu twaia.  And every purple cloud is scored  With silver lines oi falling rain.  ���������Harriet V.   Blodgett in i'hilistinc.  WONDEEFUL ASTHMA RECOVERIES,  ti]  NO  BANK   IN  THE  TOWN.  The Colonel Decided That  It  Would  Sot Be Wii'c lo Start One.  Colo'uel Taylor had the. freighting'of all  the provisions over tho trail from Silver  City to Johnsonville, and also owned the  only stage line, anil one day he called tlie  boys together at the White Wolf saloon  and said:  "Boys, what this town needs is a bank,  aud I'm thinking of starting ono. i  thought I would call you all together and  seo how you would tako it. Joe Henderson, would yon conic in and draw a chock,  same as other fol!:s do in the cum?"  "Not if the sight of a gun  would  answer just as well,'" replied Joe.  "And how about you. Tom Smifli?",'    ���������  ."I feel  that I'd  kin dor, want to, clean  out the shop, colonel."  "And you. Bill JohnsonV"  "I wouldn't fool with no checks, as you  can 'cm."  ���������'Well, thc crowd seems to hi; ag'in  me," sighed the colonel, "but I'd like to  hear from Pete Green."   ,     *  "How much money  would there bo in'  that  'ere  bank, . Kuriiel   Taylor?"  asked  Pete in reply. c-  "I'll start ifwith'.1?r>.000."  "And1 who'would'handle it?"      .      -   ' <  "I will myself.",      ,  '  "And  you'll   be  light   thar  ten. mi nils  arter the bank opeiis fur bizness?"  "Of course I will."  "Wall, then, kuniel, thar ain't no need  of guessin .what I'd do., I'd  be right'on  hand   with   two. gnus,   and   thorn   guns  would be ready fur shootin, "and  I'd  lay  the bar'ls on-tho counter and say:  " 'Good rnoruin, Kuniel Taylor.'  " 'Good moniin, I'oto Green.'  " 'Is this bank opon fur bizuessV  " 'She ar'.   , .  " 'Then hand mc over them- $5,000 as  quick as ye kin handle money, fur-ray  fingers hev got the cramps and will bu  pullin on these triggers Mf ye wait to  catch your breath l\ " f-^  The' colonel treated the crowd and decided to kooD out "of-the-banking business.   ' . ��������� ,  Clarke's Kola Compound Officially  Tested by the British Columbia  Government at the Home for Incurables, Kamloops, B. C, the  Medical Superintendent Fronoun-  ' ced lions'-standiiig:   Cases   Cured.  ''  Many temporary, relief asthma remedies  have during tlie past few years been placed  before the public, but until the introduction to  the medical profession of Clarke's Kola Compound, nothing- has been���������found,to have any  effect on preventing future attacks. The  Medical Superintendent for the home' for in-'  curables in Kamloops, B. C, lias had, probably  the best chance in Canada to thoroughly test  this wonderful remedy for asthma. He reports  'that ou the three cases pf ' asthma where  Clarke's Kola Compound has been tried, in not  a single instance did it fail to cure,' and on one  particular case, a lady had oeen confined to her  bed most of the time for nearly a year- previous  to taking this.remcdy,'and less than three bottles have completely cured hor. Over one year  has now passed, and there has not been the  slightest indication of asthma returning.' +- .  Over ������0> cases have already'been cured in  Canada alo e by this remedy. Sold by ali '-,  druggists Free tamplc bottle sent to any person. Mention'this paper. Address. Thc Griffiths  & Afacs.iniTrton Co.. l������l Church Street.'Toronto,  or Vancouver, 13. C.sole Canadian agents.  Well. Weill  ,No, Jones does not think  ask ladies to remove their  theater.      '  ', '  It rude to  hats in a  Tho-.   Sabiri. of   Islington,   says  have renn ved  ten   o m*   fr >m  my  with. Hollowry s   Corn   Cure.'  go thou and do, 1 kewi-.-.  "I  feet<  Reader,  -All She Hud  In tlie World.  .There is, a certain something of'which  stage folk'and artistic persons of various  kinds talk a grontdoal. "Temperament."  they call it. aud I'm not quite sure thaVI  know what it means. You can't act. nor  .sculp, .nor paint; nor _write unless you  havo "temperament." I am told, but very  often, if you do have it, yon-a re'delightfully careless about paying your bills, and  keeping your engagements, and avoiding  divorce courts, and.all that sort of thing.  It's a thing you can't define, this "temperament," but'in stagelnnd you hear of  it until the word becomes a weariness to  your oars.  All this is merely by way of preface lo  a little story, about the young daughter  of an actor who is in Washington just  now. The child is only 4 years old. but  sho is wise in the .heartbreaking way of  stage children. One day not long agoc.slie  was in the depths of despair because of  :i paint box and a bicycle, she wanted  and could not have. Sadly she sat herself  down, and sadly she spoke.  "Well." she siirhod. "I haven't got any  paint box. and i haven't got any bicycle,  and I haven't got any brothers and' sisters. I haven't got anything in the world  but temperament."'  ex-  'j  '       Could  Xot  L'nderwlaiid.r  "You're   '.beneath     contempt!'  claimed one French nobleman.'  "1 shall hot. honor you by noticing  you." saklthe other.    - .-.'_ ,-y    ,.-- " "_ v  And .after reading a few-columns of  similar, dialogue the Aniericari'pugilist  .looked up wearily.and inquired: - -J .  <  "Why'-don't their managers .make  'cm quit'talking and fight?",���������Washington Staiv       ' O,    '  '- '  MINARD'S LINIMENT is used by Pbysiciaii,, .  The Moon nil Iner'* Woe. -  "This- here'.' guvernment 'wants' . th������  earth," said. the 'old moonshiner. ''The  revenue man caught me in the act an'  hauled me up before the-jedge.. The. jedge  looked like a reasonable man, an ,1 told  him that I only run a still to buy 'shoes  for niy family. That's whar I. made:a  break. ,for 'he says right off, says.. he,  'Weill I'm goin to give' you a- chance to  make shoos for tho guvernment, an I'll'  seo to-it that yer family gits a pair o' 'em  every, six months.' Then he sent me-up  for two years." * ...  ulcebkure;;;  ill lical Iresli or old wounds ia  lan.or beast.   It has no equal  por-  the  A Stranjce Tree.  The   dragon   Ireo   of   TYnerifo   is  haps    tho    strangest    vegetable    in  world.     Humboldt   estimated   ono  specimen   to   be   Ij.OUO   years   old   and   other  dragon  trees  to  have  reached   half  that  ago.     It is thought to be a  kind of giant  asparagus, whose dead branches serve as  a support for tho crowns.    Now roots as  they   como   into   being  encircle   and   conceal tho original stem, which is far away  inside,   and   the  roots  which   become  detached from the stem may. be soon hanging,  .withered,   in   tho   upper   tree.'������������������' The  trunk   is   generally' hollow., and   in   the  case  of  an   old   tree,  which ������������������perished   in  1807.   there   was   a   spacious   chamber,  which served" the natives as a temple for.  generations.'    Mass   was   afterward   said  there  by. the. Spaniards.   The  tree, was  '18  feet around  and 1)5  feet   high  and   is >  supposed to have been originally watered  with  dragon's blood,  which  is  tlio name  now given to the sap.    T!:is is a regular'  article   of   commerce   and    is   especially  used   for  embalming.���������St.   Louis   C5lobe-  Democrat.  Screivinft- Ui> thc .Eyelids..  The muscles of the crystalline lens  in  an ordinary eye adjust the shape of the  bjecta  <G4S^  The Hero Worshiper���������Do you suppose he would have any chance with  you in a fair, stand up fight, Wuzzy?-  lens so as to make thc images of o  at all distances fall on the retina.  In the shortsighted eye the perfect  image is formed in front of tho retina,  and a blurred image consequently on the  retina itself.  On screwing up the eyelids thc crystalline lens is compressed, and its focal  length is increased so that a clear image  falls on thc retina. A similar effect can  b;? produced by judiciously pressing the  eye with two fingers, as shortsighted  people can easily verify.  Some physiologists say that screwing  tip the eyelids causes the tear fluid to  form a second (concave) lens over the  crystalline lens, and so corrects its fault.  I Every woman occasionally cutis" her  hair and starts out fiercely to be happy  hi spite of fate. (By fate is meant  an unappreciative husband.)���������Atchison  Globe.  Xot the Old Story.  "I suppose." said tho lawyer to  whom she had applied for advice, "that  it's the old story���������married in haste ta  repent at leisure?"  "Well, that's where you're wrong,'"  was the prompt reply. "I married at  leisure to repent in haste."���������Chicaga  Post.   Will  Dictate.  Greene ���������1   see  Agtiinaldo   has  proclaimed himself dictator.  --De Witt���������Yes; he's going to tell the  Filipinos    when     to    run.���������Cleveland  Leader           A BRAVE WOMAN.  How a Drunken -Husband..Was.-Made a  Sober Man by a Determined Wife  Apathetic letter.  . She writes:���������"I had for a long time been  thinking of trying the Sama ria Proscription treatment; on my -: husband for ���������!������������������  drinking habins bub I was afraid he would  discover that I was givi rig him .medicine,  and the thought unnerved me. I hesitated  for nearly a week, but; one day when he  cam������ homo very much, intoxicated and  his week's salary nearly all spent, I threw  off all fear and determined-co make an  effort to save our hoiiie from the ruin I  -saw coining, at all hazards. I sent for  vour Samaria Proscription and putibin  his coffee as directed next morning and  watched and prayed for the result. Al  noon I gave him more and also at supper/  He never suspected a thing, and I then  boldly kept right on giving ic regularly, ai  I had discovered something that set every  nerve in ray body tingling with hope and  happiness, and I could see a bright futun .  spread out before me���������a peaceful, happy  homo, a share in the good things of life, an  attentive, loving husband, comforts, arid  everything else dear to a woman's heart,  for my hus'jand had told mo that whiskey  was vile stuff and ho was taking a dislike  to it. It was only too "true, for before I  had given him the full course he had stopped drinking altogether, bub I kept giving  Che medicine till it was gone, and then "sent  for another lot to have oh hand if he should .  relapse, as he had done from his promises1  before. He never has, and I am writing  you this letter to tell you how thankful I  am. I honestly believe it will cure tho  worst cases."  A pamphlet In plain, sealed envelope, ;  sent free, giving testimonials ;.nd full information, .with directions how to take or ;  administer Samaria Prescription.    Correspondence considered sacredly  confidea-   ,  tial.   Address The Samaria ELemedy Co.,  Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.  i  ��������� I  w  ofl  ft ���������'-:-1:  SBlf^^  i  alfSSi^  THE LIFE OP A WASP.  IF  SOLITARY   IT   IS  ONE   THING,  SOCIAL IT IS ANOTHER.  IF  Thea. Insacts, Dreaded by Humans, Ar*  the Blest Intelligent ef Their Order of  Creation-Some Facts and Stories ef  Wasps by Scientists Who Hit* Studied  Them Tliorouchly.  Wasps, according to their mode of living, may be divided in two groups, social  and solitary. In tho case', of .the latter  each female makes a separate "nest and  provisions her offspring, 'ly ;%-her own  labor. -The eggs are generally -deposited  in the bodies of spiders," maggots, etc.,  caught by the - mother and'^ stunned by-  one or more stings, so as tope npt wholly  dead,-until the young 'wasti-child��������� has  emerged from-.-the egg and-has fed upon  tbem to its heart's content/'   '<-  These solitary wasp3, having no- knowledge of their, progenitors, ^v.ho die long  before thhelr children see the- light, are  all the more interesting, because inherited Instincts alone doterfnine ihe course of  their activities. ' But 'their "ways and  habits are Influenced to-a great extent,  nevertheless,' by so much individual judg-'  ment and experience that .they offer a  wide field for study and experiment.  Tbe female .ammopbilas and urnarias  mako their nests in .the  .ground.    They  is not a blind instinct, for she has travelled a little too far. She must go back  into the open space she has already  crossed., Nothng like a nest is visible to  us. The surface of the ground looks all  alike, and it is with exolamations of  wonder that w������ see our little guide lift  two pellets of earth covering a jimall  opening in the ground.  "The' way being , thus prepared she  hurries back with her wings quivering  and hor "whole manner betokening joyful  triumph'at the completion of her task.  She picks up the caterpillar, brings it to  the mouth of the burrow and lays it  down. Then,, backing in hersalx, she  eatchos   hold .of   it   and drags ii oat af  sight, leaving-us full of admiration and  delight."  The Peckhains hold that the old  notions of the ��������� acts of bees, wasps and  ants, were all forms of instinct is no more  tenable'.antl/ muSt give way to a more  philosophical view, They maintain that  wass carry out Izjierr different tasks partly through instinct;' partly through unmistakable intelligence.  Acts of intelligence are the following:  , Some wasps .who* catch spiders, using  them as "food -'-for their progeny, leave  their prey on tho ground or hide it under  a lump of earth until ready for use, or  bans thorn on a forked branch of boan  and sorrel plants, that they may be out  of,the way of ants while the nost is dug.  Or>a-queen of. some colony of social  wasps will occasionally occupy a comb  of the previous year instead of building  a new one for -herself. [\  Many - similar case's are quoted, all  proving that individual wasps, which are  evidently, guided by ihere instinct in  digging,,-or building, \their nosts. may  occasionally <be placed'."under conditions  where onlyaMjiigher sense���������tfiat;- of reasoning���������will 'enable theni:.t6r cn'oose 'the  right course.^"-  <    4    '���������".   cy:jp  ���������  THE SPOET OP INDIA.  RAM   FIGHTING   THE   NATIVE,  PRIMI  TIVE SeORT OF THE  BENGALESE.  Tlii" Eleuiont of Chunce Keenly Developed in' tlio X:itiv*B, ,Who Will Wa;j������*r  on Auythtiisff Ft-oru the Fighting; i'ui i-  rid;_:e to :t liirth or Death��������� How Slums  -Art* Trained.  In their own way the natives of India  aro sportsmen in that thfsy enjoy ^tigering on the elements of chance.  Throughout   the , great   Peninsula the  natives   rarely   lose   an   opportunity  of  risking their money.  Large sums change,  hands upon   the   most   trivial   events of'  daily life.  Fighting   partridges   and   bulbuls arc-  but a refinement, in speculation   wbon it  13 a common practice to wager on house  hold events, such as a birtn or death  In the Punjab, next to rain and tides  wrestling is the most univer.-nl 'means of  butting. But in agricultural Bengal they  possess another excitement over which  men will mortgage their crops and cattle  if a sp?cial favorite bo in the field  This sport is ram lighting.  Tho methods are primitive, not to say  oavage.  A likaly male lamb is chosen when  quite young, and his preparation often  extends over eighteen months to two  years before he is called to carry his village's money.  The flr3t operation is to make him  grow suitable horns     To attain this  end  A LUMP OF CLAY  Transformed This   Boy���������An   Incorrigible  <���������  Criminal Until His Genias for Sculpture  Bejau to Develop.  Threa years ago a young man was  brought into the Boston Police Court on  a charge of assault with intent to rob.  was convicted and sentenced to the State  Reformatory at Concord. It was clearly  shown that this prisoner, although only  a little over 20 years old, was a vicious  and apparently hopeless character. The  beginning of his life at the Reformatory  was equally discouraging. It was soon  necessary to discipline him. <      <  In the allotment of classes for the industrial training which all of the inmates  of the institution have he went to work  with the men studying engraving. It  was soon seen that he had an aptness for  his work. His designs had truer lines,  and were more artistic than those of the  other men. The room in which the engravers worked is very large, and in' one  corner a few hoys had done crude work  in clay, modelling. One day this man  took up a lump of wet olay. Almost of  itsolf it took shape in his fingers. Ho was  encouraged to oontinue. and soon sought  the opportunity to do so. It took only a  few days to .show   that he   had remark-  HOW TO BE IMPOLITE.,  %  OR  RUDENESS   STUDIED  -f   FINE  ART.  AS   A VERY  On  ���������r 1  what '" ,  v,  ft*   J-v������' f  ti&( i ?^ f I  'y\  W_Sr   USING   A PEBBLE TO   SMOOTH   DOWN  .   . < HEK   NEST.       -  dig a   short   tunnel   extending . over the  , surface and   ending   in ' a minute cave:  There they deposit one or more   caterpillars, 'stunned by one or mere   stings." lay  ��������� their   egg's   in - the   caterpillars'   bodies,  , close   the  opening  of   the   tunnel, and  retire.     , ' x >  "Just here," say Dr. George W. Peok-  ham and Mrs. Elizabeth /G. Peckham,  who have studied these insects for many  years, -"must rbe told the story of one  little wasD. ,We remember her as one of  the most fastidious 'and perfect little  workers of the season, so nice was she in  the adaptation of means to ends; so busy  and contented in her 'labor of love. In  filling up. her nest she put her head down  into it aid 'bit away the loose earth froms  the sides, letting it fall to tbe , bottom of  ' the' burrow, and then,'' after ��������� a quantity  had accumulated, jammed it ��������� down with  her head. Karth was then brought from  the outside and, pressed in, and then  "more was "bitten from the sides. When  at last the filling was level with "the  ground.-she brought a quantity, of fine  grains,of earth to the spot and" pick ing  up a small pebble used it as a hammer  - in pounding them down with rapid  strokes, thus making this spot as ���������ard~  and firm as the surrounding surface'.  "Before   we   could   recover ��������� from our'  astonishment at this performance she had'  dropped   ber   stone   and   was   bringing -  more   earth.    We   then, threw ourselves  down on the ground   that   not   a movement might be   lost,   and "then  saw her  pick up the pebble and again   pound the'  earth'into placo with it, hammering now.  here and now thoro until all ..was "[level.  Once more the whole process was repeat-"  ed, and then the little   'creature,    uncon-  scious-of our very   existence   and   intent  only on   doing   her.-iwork 'an.d   doing it  well,   gavo   one  '" final, , comprehensive  glance ali around and^iew away.5M  ' One morning the observers noticed onc  of. these wasps which was busy digging  her nest on the side, of a "Stony, hill.  "While in tho burrcRi.h.er bummed aSvay,-.  arid in five or six t?e./>3 a lit���������e 'heap ',of  earth would accu annate,' whereupon the  animal would -li a tat,  upon tho heap and  _"ir>_-    *!!���������������_������   anriY������-{/**__������,    _yttov   im   rtll   r^-i rt^rti I nn������    '*  A CITY  FEW-.PEOPLE  VISIT.  Ko'Biii. or Wag-onyllasi ._!Ter Travera-  0 ed ItnTwintiiiigr Streets.      .  Eight miles'Iduo/east, over the mountains from Catorce station, qu '.the Mexican National railroad, is the'-cityeof that  name, a city "along whose steep,' winding  streets ..'neither wagon" nor cart, neither  ; stage' nor bus, nor any other'.wheeled  vehicle . .was. eyer ��������� known -to >*f pass, although it has'often boasted,of-a'.population of 40,000"'souls:   The city'takes its ���������  name from once'boing the stronghold and  thc property of a bandeotM4 of tbe. most  daring, desperate, dangerous ���������hd' successful robbers that ever laid tribute on roads  in Mexico.'' They discovei'ed, and for  many years worked, the rich deposits of  silver that abound in this entire section  of' the country���������deposits the value of  which, ;if.current report be'true, for hundreds of years .outrivaled the mythical  riches related of Ophir. StrangeVJo relate, eycryVpiece of ������������������ machinery. ,���������every  pound of:-freight and every pa'ssenger^Jfo  and frqin' Catorce* is. transported todaj,  as for centuries pastf either oh the back's,  of men or mules. *< N.     " \%  , .Catorce t rs one of the mostjuteresting',  place  in   Mexico.     Here '.are '.found ������'tj)������i*  customs of Mexico in their purity, unafY"  fected by the. influence of the'.stranger.  -   .   ' RAM FIGHTING   IN INDIA.  he must undergo a'rather   brutal   treatment. *  When his first horns apjiear the owner  grasps them in his teeth, and by dint of  oscillation the}', arc thus torn out cf their  sockets. This operation has to beiepeated  .upon "subsequent growths two or three  .tiihes.   >    ��������� '  -?A _hen the young champion develops a  really massive =<pair, ' wry bread at the  base.    '-���������'{.  ' He is always chained, presumably to  make him pugnacious. When his horns  are suificiently:tough he is taught butting.   - 1 >.  His trainer dons  a^wooden shield, and  the ram is taught   to . butt   this, at first  "with, only a short ruri!    But   as he takos  to hi9 training he' bacfe's further' ahd fur-  '^jshcr from the object, until the legitimate  She worked. 0 <f h&X.  vals during'"���������.a -J^vhole  ~,w-  < t  kick the.particles, away in all directions,  excavation at inter-  day, and toward  evening,-af'or having been caught in _a  bottle, wo j "brou������_,!>:,tp the -. doctor's cot-  tuge and fcuade comfortable in a wasn  cage du i'xg the night.  "On _ro next   morning   we> took   the-  lady tffyn .to her   iiome   and   placed the,  ��������� . '-.: -v.jnfl.r.-sfo'.of the   bottle   so   that   when she  d^v^-i.oa/.i^.'.Qut she ha3 to enter the nest.  Thi3  -I -*'- f/sr'^iid.^x^Bmjtijr.vbelow, however, only  L"~������6ment.    \\ hoiiVy^hye,   came .i.^ to tho  surface sh'e stood still and lookqa arcund  i������or ii few. seconds, and then -flew-" "aw ay."  Jna   while''she   returned,   finished   her  .excavation, and again   lot'fc,   reappearing  chiirtlme after the lapse, .of an hour with  a largo, light green meadow grasshopper,  Which was shoved into the  hole,   whereupon the -wasp laid her egg and   left   on  another excursion.. ,..  "Tho .sight of a wasp returning to   its  home without' hesitation   or   uncertainty  ,, .    rrom   some   far   distant   spot is, indeed.  ,.     ' ' marvelous."  Of a certain wasp they tell the follow-  ��������� . ing story:  "We   followed her easily, and   as   she  was in full-view nearly allthe'' ���������me^.had  no difficulty ih-watching her move^eyrr^g.'!  v She hurried   along   with 'her   victim., (a  caterpillar); twice   she   dropped>i it   and  circled over   it   before   taking , it again.  For 60 feet. she   kept   to., open ground,  . passing between two rows of bushes, but'  at the end of this division of   the- garden^  she plunged, very much to   our   dismay,  into a field of standing   corn,   zigzagged  among the plants in the most   bewilder-.  ..: ing fashion, and keeping a general direction of northeast.  It seemed quite impossible that she could know where^she was  going.    The corn rose to a height  of   six  feet all around us; the ground was   uni-  . *��������� ' form in   appearance,   and,    to our eyes,  each group of   cornstalks   was   just like  '���������'-     .every, other   group,   and   yet,   without  Dause Or hesitation,   the   little   creature  passed   quickly   along,   as    we    might  through the familiar streets of our native  town.  "At last she paused and laid down her  burden. Ah, the power   that   has led her  ���������reached by horseback, or, on foot." Catorce  has seldom  been, visited   by  any  except1  thoso making 'business trips.   The ride up'  the   mountains Jnto   the town  is   sbme-\  thing, once -accomplished,  always to be,  remembered,  partly, from  its element, of  personal peril,  but more because of 'the"J  beauty of the  landscape encountered  at '  every turn.   Glancing down as you near  your journey's end, you catch a gleam-of  the white walls of Los Catorce outlined  against tho green of the mountain side.-  The reaP. Catorce is  built on the side  of a ravine near the top of the range, and  has a varying population of from 8,000 to  40.000. "as the mines are paying well .or -  poorly.    Hero are found  all  varieties of  silver ore, from carbonates to the refai;1  tory  ore,   assaying $15,000  to> the    ton.  Catorce has a fine cathedral, richly dece^-  rated.rand a pretty plaza, tho onl;,- level  spot, in   the   place.   To   use   a   railroad  'phrase,-'"it" is a  combination  of cut  and  -.���������ill. so that to tumble into it on one side  and out on the other would be extremely  disastrous.   Tho streets are neatly paved,  and run up and down hill, many of them  at  an   angle  of 45  dogrees.---San  Francisco Examiner.  Difficult of access, tlje town can only '.be' ^distance is arrived at. By this he'has be-  ���������'^un to put such force into his butts that  -,\t takes t\yo men to hold the shield, and  flr^cGoti" ram   will   upset   them   at every  charge.  fjWhen he is fit he is taken to the   local  UMKllord or some other rich patron and a  ' match is arranged. Lists are chosen,  >ch''a*rs are placed i'or^the wealthy patrons,  A GastronomicSnrprise.  "Good cooks arc born, Ijke poets," said  Major J. B. Quinn. \'Once upon a time  I bought a lot of 4turnips for a government snagboat .611 one ^"6f the' interior  watorwuj's. andT visiffiig it not long afterward. Was surprised to find lemon pie  heing served out to a Unhands' for dinner.  I ate. a. piece myself,y>nnd. although it  was ���������delicious,'-" 1 felt i������ my duty to. call  down the steward fbivsquaudering gov- '  eminent funds. .''������������������������������������  "���������Where  did   you  get  the  lemons  for  those piesV  t  asked sternly.  "'Vou   sent   'em   up   with   the  others,  sab,' he replied, grinning. .  ."'Why. 1 didn't send anything except,  turnips,'  I  said  in surprise.  "'Well, that's what them pies is made  of,' he admitted reluctantly. 'The men  didn't like turnips no other way, sab,  bo 1 just made 'em up inter lemon pies.'  "It was strictly true, and beyond the  fact that he had used some .sort of.,  chemical to secure the flavor I was never  able to ascertain how he did it."~New^  Orleans Times-Democrat.  ;"anff the various partisans range   up   be-  j h'irid their respective fancy.  The   trainers   straddle   their animals,  I grasoing them by   tho   horns   and bring  them'.into the   arena   facing   each  other  about; 40 feet opart.  Thfrword is g'i^en, the trainers slip tho  animals, and the rams prt>cipitato tnrm-  .selves forward at'liflhthing sy.eu, hn_niji  do%yn.,.$ifa:,t&5\s'uj> . They meet. wii.h a  t.h_n"(iering crash. 'tho,/}iorns and ^ skulls  clanging as if they were of   i_e.:_l'  The animals thon- back cf their own  accord, and close again, with the ea ���������e  awful impetuosity. A%iiin and accain they  close, until one cf the "two refuses to face  cho music.  Then th6 victor chases him from the  arena.  It is a, curious fact that though a beaten  ram will face other opponents, and defeat them by dozens, yet it will never  face a ram which has once defeated it.  \V���������nt Cutter Prcamed OH.  . ��������� ���������   -An ^Intelligent Horse.  ._', Scpte.hma'n .has telegraphed a story  of an intelligent horse that needs a Caledonian stolidity of belief. The animal  noticed while grazing that it had 'cast a  shoe. It at once galloped to a smithy at  some' distance off, held up the foot in  question, was,duly shoed and then galloped home.:again. It is a nice question  if the blacksmith will get the canny  owner of _ie.,horse to pay the bill. Pres-.  ently we may expect to see in the papers  that Mr. So-and-so does not hold himself  responsible for any bills which his horoe  may incur.���������London Globe.  In the Japanese temples there is a  large drum used in worship. It is called  the kagura-taiko, and gives a tone much  like a gong. ���������         Cutter, the tailor, bad been having a  big lobster supper the night before,  with a. few strong cigars to follow, and  he was frightened!' But if-you'll look'  into the picture carefully, dear.reader,  you'll see there wasn't really any cause  for alarm.���������Comic Cuts.  Literally  Trtse.  "I told bim he didn't dare kiss me,'  iie said.   Then she tdded regretfully:  "I al_e_ him up just right."���������Chieagr  ?ost.  the ^\on_. o.' ��������� yutf-N- uitiAU-tA_.  able' talent' as* a modeler, and he was  allowed to devote all of his time for industrial work to this. His saccess was  astonishing, and his designs grew more  and more artistic and ambitious.  The, superintendent of the Reformatory,  Mr. Joseph F. Scott, , arranged to have  ono of the most expert modelers in Boston come to Concord several times to give  bim instruction in those mechanical details which can,be acquired only by practice. Meanwhile, the developments of the'  man's moral nature kept pace/ with the  artistic. -It'was not an easy task, for the  old-instincts were'strong. It was as easy  as ever for his old passion to flame up,,  and influenced by^them his first impulse  was to rebel and fight. ,  ' Then, almost as if, painted on a canvas,  could' be seen the progress of tbe struggle  going on in hid mind, as ho said to himself: "Now, if I let myself go. .in word  or deed, I shall be disciplined, and that  means that my time for this work will  be shortened, or taken away altogether."  And in the end the art nature would  win.    r  His first life-size figure was a head of  the Madonna. When that was finished he  took as a model one of the boys in the  same shop with himself just as he worked, in inmate's cap and clothes.  His success in reproducing a likeness  from life was phenomenal, and the life-  size cast made from his model now stands  in the office of tne institution.  This head was very nearly completed  When word came from the commissioners  to the superintendent tbat this man's  time was completed, and he was to be  discharged tho next day.  Ordinarily a prisoner is not notified of  such a decree until tbe day when it is to  take effect.  In this case, however, as there were  only a few more hours' work to be done  to complete the study the superintendent  decided to depart from the usual custom.  Going down to the room where the young  man was hard at work he said:  "H���������, you are to go out to-morrow."  The   prisoner   looked   up   in surprise.  Then his faco fell as if disappointed.  '    "Why, I can't go to-morrow," He said.  "I can't get this done by th'at time "  The^going out from prison walls after  three years of confinement behind tbem  was nothing compared to the pleasure of  the artist in completing a design.  As it happened, though, he went, and  ntill the model was completed. The superintendent himself came down to the  room to stay with him tuat night, and  after'.several hours of hard work the head  was completed, and the next day the  artist walked out, free.  Several months before that time a letter had como to the superintendent from  an entire stranger making inquiries  about this boy. The writer was the proprietor of one of the largest carving  establishments in the United States. He  cama to know of him through a lady  who had seen the young man at bis  work. He now wroto that as soon as tho  prisoner was released he stood ready to  give him a place at 82 a day, with the  opportunity to study a part of the time  in one of the best art schools in the coin-  try. The discharged prisoner went directly into that shop, and has beon there for  six months, a successful workman and a  hard and conscientious student, whosa  prospects are apparently of tho brightest.  Utilizing- n Court Dress.  ������������������ Buying a court dress in which to attend  a di-awing. room of .Queen Victoria is a  trifle expensive,;'such, gowns generally  costing several hundred dollars at least.  Our thrifty English /cousins point out  ways in which to got tho worth of one's  money out of the iuvestmont. They first  take off tho train. That leaves the bodice  und skirt, which by themselves make a  charming gowp. Then out of the lining  of the train they make another gown and  from the outside of the train a third gown.  With three gowns and.the ineffable joy of  bho memory of an appearance at court  they feel that their money has been well  ������ant. '  The     Poor     Oid     Lady     WI10     Didn't,  Know What  Siie  Wanted Kept  Her'  Temper. Iml   St  Wjin <J.taite Different  VVitii   the Other Party.  Ignorant Old Parly (to ticket clerk) -  ���������I want to go to Brighton, young man.' <  Ticket Clerk (in an irritable frame of ..  mind, shortly}���������Then you'd,better take-'  a ticket. , '���������'.���������-;,  "I. U. P.���������Can't you let me have a free-iij  pass'/  T.    C.    (sarcastically)  grounds, pray? * .. ;  l.O. P. (promptly)���������Coffee grounds. ���������:  Some years ago ray brother used ;,to w  keep a coffee stall just outside thisi-  station. ���������. '" - .'.���������"', is  T. C���������Don't be so utterly ridiculous!/ ���������>>  The idea! Of course not! You'll' have' I ~  to pay for a ticket. - y\ ~-'y"  I. O. P.���������Well, you are unkind! How,f;,I-  , much is,a ticket? '  'y'y.\S  T.  C���������It  depends  what class^ you,'  waut to travel by.   Where were' you;') ���������  brought up���������in a lunatic asylum'or ay^  home for idiots? ' ;       ���������  ���������'"/Vy,  ,   I. O. P.���������Manners, young man,' please'/  ���������manners!     How   many   classes .'* are-���������v-,  "      "     ' J l*.H      .  there? .  T. C. (impatiently)���������Three���������three!''-  '   1. O. P.���������Do you mean six or 33?,\  T.   C.   (yelling)���������I   mean   qne,;'*twi6,V-&y/|  three���������first, second and third class! ^   -J '���������*'���������&  I. O. P.���������Well, you needn^t holler,'  me, young'man;  I  ain't'deaf!'  second and third class, eh?" Does  first,class got in befon  ,tho second before"-  T.    C.    (savagely)���������Confound,  .woman, no!  1. O. P.���������Fancy that,'now!   I''Should*.?  have thought that the class 'th'at'"wasf^JI  ~f-  !''First,������$  ipes^fli'e^  ef ore tbevsecbnd,' aiia;������,%]  , ��������� ' -��������� s   /?,<-iJV',iJ%'|  dy)���������Confound .-yy,ou,>t;;; [  They all got in'togethei;!;^^  next to the engine got in  first ;.;b'ut,; of ;,f  <*    1 _ _' * \ y~i& ���������  tie?  T.  course, you know best.   Three classes.^  oil? Are there differeut classes for'cat-r'j.-  ���������    - .���������   *-  rrr.-*i*v*&  ....     - *Y..-,l -I'  C. (roaringly)���������Shan't answer you! 4;.  Take, your ticket and go!' You're keep:;l;W,'  ing people waiting!       '   ��������� ,, - % i /-. -.^V^^.  I. O.  P.���������Law, you"do" jump-.down;^''  one's throat, young man!. Can,,I^get>tZWt  * "1   . *,-*-V' !S?.'  back   from  tieUet?  T. C  a  Brighton  with  th_e.\same^v  Of course you can,' if you$ta_e$S.v  return. . _��������� .   ,   <i _"?&feSi  I. O' P.���������Shall I have-to come'-bakk?^  in the very same train and very sariie^^  very  that  should ��������� bave^tOjS -I  vW���������  Bil-^|  Are you going^t'o^ll*!  ?   Make haste,'"or^HP  .ii     ���������     '   *-. v;l_  ?  I.  O.  P.���������Then   Mrs.-Bilkips  been, married twieef and-had- familiesr*.^  by both���������tbat lives in our-street,',tpld#4  me a lie.   She' said"I  come back by"���������    r  ' T. C. (ravingly)���������I don't want tohenrff  about  Mrs.   Bilkins!   Hang  MrsV"  kius, and you too!   Ar  take a ticket or not?  I'll have you removed! rv  I. O.  P.  (musingly)���������N-no,   I   don'jt ^  think I'll take a ticket today.   It-looks-o,^  like rain, and I dare say it will rain atffyTjf  -Brighton, and I should think a wet dayy.'  at the seaside must be very miserable.-^  I've  never  been   there  myself.    Have'  you?   Well, don't answer if you don't1(_  like.   You might' get a ticket ready��������� .;  third class return���������for me; I dare say iV  shall come round again to seetyou to-Sf  morrow. .'      ,   .    '' , ' *  T. C. (through  his clenched teeth)���������''  You do���������that's all!  I. O. P...(affably)���������'Yes, I will.   Why, /  you don't look well, young man.   Ever."?  tried Swaller's pills?  They're splendid  for tbe system.  Well, good day, young'  man.  Ob. one minute. ���������' '  T. c. (frantically)���������Speak, woman!  What is it?  I. O. P. (confidentially)���������Can you tell  me what they charge for bottled stout'  in the refres-liment room  here, young -  man?  Tlie long suffering ticket clerk  wouldn't answer ber, but slammed  down his window, and went and had  a lil nil to lilmseIf.���������Nuggets. fil  I  3*nn aort Hif._toir.iicl!.      ,  "Love." she sighed, "|s immortal."  "Don't you boliovxvit." he responded.  ".My lirst wife killed it in a week-once,.  when   she :���������.(tempted   to  do   her  own  housework." -���������  7V<>  ! luJuvoetiient.  m  Apples���������Dou't  come  up,   little   boy;  we're all sour.���������New York Journal.  No Iiooia to Tails.,  "1 always say what I think."  "Aynli, That  accounts   for  your  treme. reticence."���������Truth.  ex������  $  I .-  TIjlJ_ CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  if~" Advertisers who want their ad  changed,, should get copy in by  IS a.m. day before issue.  Sub-oiibers    tailing      to   rece ve     Tiik  KKW.S,riguiarly will conftr a favor by   not-  ymg the office.  Job Work Strictly C.   O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  SATURDAY",     DEC,    2nd,    IS') 9  A R BIT R A TIC) N P ROC E E DIN G S.  ���������fc'i  How ilie   Minister of   Mines   Used  His Rule Mnking' Power.  JFree Press, of IN ov 38th.  '   T!-e arbitration cape.-, about which  go mu ^h interest centers at thc present time, will not te  eoncludo 1 for  10 diiy* or more.    The Coal  Mines  Regulation Act   provides   that the  Minister of Mines may at any time  , 'propose   any     special    rule   that  would, in his   estimation, result in  the s-ifety of   mines or the   lives of  persons employed therein, and out  of this rule making power has come  the present arbitration proceedings.  tf   As soon as the  anti-Chinese clause  hi the Coal Mines Regulation  Act  ��������� ,*as 'diclaied   unconstitutional by  the" Imperial   Privy  Council   the  eolleries at Union  and Wellington  Extension '   commenced     putting  , Chinamen and Japs, to work under-  ���������   ground' and   on 'August   9th, the  ' Minister of Mines proposed thc following special   rule to managers.of  the collieries:   ',  ��������� '"'''No" "person who has not been  employed-' before the 9th day;of  A'ugusif A;~ D., 1899',-sliaiL be em-  ployed'oi? work underground unless  .lie-is ablij to satisfy the Inspector  that'he can'-read arid .understand  tli������ meaning of tlie special .rules as  pi in ted in the English, language."  '���������\r, leiuceil to un, o.;iiiuii.g that  the men were able to perform the  work required of them ank making  a, _-i mil a r objection to that offered  ��������� o tlie Special Rule.  On'Septenher 19th the Minister  of M nes appointed W. J. McAllan  of Nanaimo as arbi'rator for the  Government and the collier*/ companies selected T. T. Wynne, a,  mining envineer of Nelson, B. C. to  act in their behalf. The two arbitrators being unable to agvee, up-  on an umpire tbe Minister of Mines  anointed F. W. M.-Crady of T������x-  ada Island to act in that capacity.  COAL MINES ARBITRATION  Evidence taken at "Union.  Arbitrators and attorneys arrived here  We?lnesdayr evening'  nnd   spent   s<vne  hours   exploring-    the    mines.      Owing  probably,   to their   exertions,   some of  them were   rather   slow arriving   at the  scene of their labors Thursday  morning.  Mr. Davey put in an appearance at ji a.  m, with  the mnouncmnet that iie had  been looking- for  the place (court house')  for half an hour.    Court opened at 11 a.  m.'    Archibald Dick,   ist witness,  exam-  ed by Mr.   C.ibsidy.    Had  40 years' experience in ciul  mines.    Was  Inspector  (if Mines in   1J. C. foi   17  years.    Found'  Chinamen and Japs as safe as whitemen.  Did not consider it essential1 that miner  should   be able to   read.    Did   not   en-  chauce his safety in     ino*.     Would not  i   li.^n in ;i mine.  ' To Mr. Wynne: Explosions may take  place in mines where there are no Chinamen. After hearing evidence at inquests  in '87 and '88 after Wellington explosions, could not concede that explosi-n*  were caused by'Chinamen." Was ii"\.-r  (after explosion of'88) askedby m<--\ -o  take steps to have Chinese removed irnm  mines. A good roof snineliinr-. fills  and without cause, it is a very suiious  accident.  Mr. Dave Richards is now located in tbe store lately occupied by  Mr. T. H. Carey.  insist on' a man's  understand....  lish  ,   To' this special ���������-.rule the Union  ���������  and'''Wellington'collieries oi.leoted  upon the'grounds  thai the piopos-  ed special rgle' was net  within the  ru.e making power   conferred upon  "the Minister of   Mines by  the Coal  [j_in_a Regulation Act,    First, that  jn point of   fact, as  the history of  the'working of said 'mines,   and as  'coal mines in the  province in  general, has shown, the employment of  'illiterate miners and workmen underground in the  coal mines is not  "calculated  tc cause   dangerous ac-  ���������'cidoiits or to- jeopardize   the safety  ��������� and"'proper dh-ciplinc  of the   per-  ' gous   employed   in   or   about   the  ramo, ank as far as the safe and efficient working  of the said mine is  concerned there   is no. necessity or  warrant for the said truth.  2nd���������The whole "pith and substance of the proposed rule and  substantially, the only operation  .and effect whioh it will have, if it is  established, will be to turn out of  employment a, large number of  aliens, being Chinese, Japanese, Italians, Finlanders, Swedes. Belgians and others, who are perfeotlv  safe and eflicieni miners and workmen underground in the mine, although many of thorn may lie unable to satisfy the literary and educational to-t demanded by the  said rule, and to .prevent the employment in the mine in the future  of similar aliens, and the said proposed rule is ultra vires as an as-  i ilt on the said aliens,  3rd���������"That the said 'proposed rule.  if established, would be a serious  injury to the said coalmining in-  industry, as it would be impossible  to'procme sufficient miners and  workmen of the class demanded, or  if they wore procurable,, to, work the  mine at a profit with that cla-s of  underground labor,"  Foll������������wihg the notice thi Jnspcct-  ,0 of Mines went to the collieries  named a-i=d examined Chinamen  who had 1 eon put to work and  finding t-'iem unable to read tlie  Special Hull's, as he claims, be no-  ''t'-ficd the eollh-iy company to tern  ye. .the.men,    Th-J-* tJ.\(\  manati'-  to'work   in a mine.    Manv'   first   class  class miners did not understand English.  During his Inspectorship, slope "in Union'  worked by Chinese   never   had an accident.    Slopes worked by whitemen   had.  Found Chinese fnllv as cautious as white  miners.   A i Inspector would not consid-.  er himself justified in   making a general  order to put them  ou.    Had   never had  any   complaints   from* white   miners a-  gainst Chiuese,  though lie h'������id promised  not to divulge   n.nnesof  men   making  such complaints  Court adjourned,to 2:15 p. m.    '    ���������  The  cross-examination   of   Mr.   Dick  whs resumed Thursday afternoon,  Thought every miner should be able.to  read ���������danger,' -no road thi, way.' Never  saw such' a sign   as 'Travelling  this way  strictly  prohibited.'    If   such    sign  were  put   up." it   would be   necessary   that  a  miner   should be   able to   rend '.t.     Il a  Chinaman   and an Italian  were both   e-  qually ignorant of English, he would prefer a   Chinaman  because he    would exactly as he was  told     An Italian  would  not.  '   Cross examination    closed.      To  .Mr. Cassidy.    Was ' now employed   by  Mr.    Dunsmuir.    While Inspector'gave  evidence prosecuting Union Colliery Co.  gave   evidence then  as now.    I'roseiu  tion of U. C. Co. was  to compel them to  put Chinese out ol   mines as provided by  Coal   Mines   Regulation   Act.    Remembered when   Wm.   McGregor   was killed  in No. 1 Shat, N. V. C. Co.    Ceo. Reed  and Donald   Ferguson were   also killed.  There were no  Chinese  connected   with  the  accident.     Could'nt    spjak   of  the  range of accidents there from   ijS to the  present   time.    There   was no  such serious accident  in the  Union Mines.    Referring to  Chinese  slope, had   said roof  was very   good.    As   to  other' tunnels,  roofs were fully, as.good as   in   Chinese.  Did net wish to   imply that roof in Chinese slope   was better.    When   explosion  occi'ied in   Chinese slope       ere was no  one in   the mine, so, of  course,   no one  hurt.    It wasn't a -Chinaman   told Attv.  Gen. couldn't   understand  him (witness).  It   was   an    Italian.    When  an    Italian  cin't talk English lie takes a friend along  with him who cmi, until he learns it himself.    All tne men he  met with   in "oin^  down in the mine appeared to understand  1 Siiuctions.    When   persons   were   prohibited fron   going down a   certain joad,  ihe tact indicated by closing    it up.  When the road   was   closed temporarily,  limbers blocked it up.    Never knew ihe  fid to be indicated by writings on paper.  The actual signs used   were  'gas,' 'danger and "'no road this way.'    In'���������the latter  ,ise the road was blocked up   further ou,  so th it _ven if a man   passed the sign he  would   have   to   stop    further   on.    He  would not   depend on   written  notices a-  lune in a mine.    In point of fact he could  not say, while   Inspector,   that   Chinese  and other foreigners   employed   in mines  were a   sourcce   ofdinge.i    and   he had  never notified officials of the same.  To Atty. Gen. When Inspector he  might oass Chinamen in tbe mine who  could not speak English. It is possible a  iii.-m might be as.-oui.ee of clanger through  ignorance.  To Mr. McAllan. Speakmg from re-  e.irds-*, there were no accidents in Chin-  (.:��������� e slope, while there were m others.  Life preservation  is the first  constdera-  l, Notice.  Riding on locomotives nnd   railway cars  of   the   Union   Collierv'  Company by any   person   or,   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  Fkaxcis 1). Little  Manager.  IU  ui  &  tn  >  ������  ffl  Z.  ������  .   R-L-P-A-N-S  The modern, standard . Family Medicine :    Cures    the  _3fV3__���������a  common every-day  ills of humanity.  TflADC  MftNK  The Latest Cut  $1,   K50  IS TO BE^  2.00.  2.50  etc.  99/  j low  it   j  It will pay you to make an effort to come  with the rest and share the benefits of this  Clearing,Sale:  STEVENSON. ���������& CO.  SPOT CASH  STORE.  PROGRAMME    \.   OP���������  -y ..        ���������TO. BE HELD AT��������� ;_  Cumberland Hall, Monday Eve, Dee. 4th,  Chairman,       ��������� ���������       -    '.,,...Judge. Abkams.  PART I.  Overture,. .... ...Messrs Baird, Roy, Murdock and H. Reese  Quartette,. ....... . ."Rule Britannia,". . .;..  Mrs.   Arris,   Rev. W. flicks,   H.   Murdock  and   Song,. ....... ."Soldiers of the Queen,"....... .Mr. F. Purdy  Cornet Solo, .Selected. . ..... . ..Mr. H Murdock  Pianoforte Selection,. Miss Bertram  Song,   . - Comic Mr. T. Pearce  Musical Selection; Messrs McGregor, Graham, May  and Segraye.  Recitation, .....:.... Mrs. Collis  Song, .  "The Soldier," Mr. T. Bate  Song, ..... . -"Staunch and True," Mrs. Banks  Song, "The Bugler,"  Rev. W. Hicks  Duet, Piano and Flute,  .. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson  FIVE  MINUTES INTERMISSION.  PAST II.     y  Instrumental Selection,. ..... .Messrs Baird, Roy, Murdock  and Reese.  Song, ..' Comic Mr. T. Pearce  Cornet Solo,  ��������� .Selected  .Mr. H. Murdock  Song, Selected  . Mr. J. Hutchinson  Phonographic Selection C. Segrave  Song, "'The Brave Sentinel," Rev.  W. Hicks  Instrumental Selection,. . .Messrs   McGregor, Graham, May  and Segrave.  Song, "The King's Own,"  F. Ramsay  Song, "Love's Golden Dream," Mrs. Bank*  GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.  Tickets 60c. Children Half Price.  Commence 7:30 p.m. Sharp.  t  fl  NOTICE.  NOTICE   IS HERE in". .GIVEN,  that on application will be m-ide  to the  Legilitive  As-setuhly  of  the Province "f Bri isWCo^umKia.  .?i}' '}���������-'���������������������������       ", "  at its  next ?espion,'-iior'a"n act-to  ' . -        ���������".'.    ,       '-  incorporate a company with pow- (  er to- construct,   equip,   operate  and maintain a railway ofstand,-  ard or any other gauge, to be op1--  crated   hy steam, .electricity' or r  any other motive .power, ,frorh a  point on  Johnston" Strait,' Vancouver   Island,  a short  distance',  west of, Chatham ..Point,  thence';,  in a southerly  direction   hy?i;h"e  mo?t feasible route^to a point tfnV  or near Upper Curt hell LakcCon; '  ���������n i   i i  the  said Island; .with  power to'  con str u ct,    equip;'    ope t a te ��������� -a n (tV.  maintain a   branch   line i'rom'.ar  convenientpointon themainline.  by the most feasible   route 'to a  "  point   on    Johnston   Sirsiit,    iiy  short distance east of Bear River,;  and also a further   branch   line;.c  from, some   convenient point on  , the main line,  by the most feasible route  to  some, point on they.  Salmon River, and also all other,-;  -  necessary  branch   lines; arid.*.t^.:r_ . f  build'and  operate tramways {j^i'y;/.  '   connection  therewith; ���������and wiM-'1  power to construct,  operate aiicl  maintain    all   necessary   roadsi '*.  bridges,  waj's, ferries  aiulipther.'  works,   and to   buikl; own;Vaijidy. 1 Vj  maintain  wharves and. clocks iti"   "\f  i. .       r .* yy- 'i ��������� "i if  connection  therewith:* and'with.r-  '(!  power  to   build,   construct, -.acr  quire, own, equip and- maintain. ',  ships, steamers, barges and^o.ther; ;  boats and ve-se'ls.jand^tOvQpenite'  the same oh- any naviga/hle, wsv-;  ters   within   the 'pircivaince.jitiiHl,'  with power to buildy ���������.f^uij>j;^x)j(^,  ale and maintain ftele'grai>'h afijl. s  telephone'  "hues   in - cmi^iectiph?  wilh    the " said \ railway; ,/atid ,  branches;   and : with .; power -to   '   '  build and   op-MateOall   kihd^^oy     J  1 ��������� ��������� ���������������-���������.-...      ...     . ij  1/  WJl I  ������<F  ]>1 >nt'for the ptirpose of supp!S*"-  ���������ing-jjLHght, Jheat,' c'ectlieity >ai(d  a'nykn'nd <>f motive "poVer;, aii,^  Svfth"'' pow er''' to . ai -q u iwj '���������-'"���������'--  'rights. ",a/nd:,>:to  "and flu  increasing any Ava ter /.rights, or  water privilege-* acquired.;,^ud, to  lmild,   own and  ������������������  ,a/nd:,>:to   C'nisr.im^t^a >()b - ,.>|  11"n'6s 'f ������'ir im j .rovi mi, >an<I     ' 1  maintain  saw  mills and wood pulp  miljls; and  with power to "expropriate lands  foi' the purposes of.thc,company;  X'rtl 4;o acquire lands/Jtbonuse.-,  privileges or.other aids -from anv  government, municipal,?, corporation, or other persons'.pr'bodies;  and to levy and collect'tolls^ from  all parties using, and on all  freight passing over any , such  roads, railways, tramways, ferries, wharves' and vessels ownhl  or operated hy the' company;  and with power to make .traffic  atr other arrangements "with rai! -  ���������'��������� way,  steamboat,   or   other companies,  and   for   all other usual,  1   necc-sary,   or  incidental powers,  .. -rights'or privileges.  DATED this lHth  day of/ Novem  ber, 1899.  Davis, Marshall & Macneill,  S'liitO'S for Applicant'/,  By Direct  iLQportatioq  A   Fine     Lot   ..of  Scotch Suitings,  and   ;  BI ac k Wo rsted s.  also a  Splendid  Selectman of  PANTINGS  40    different   patterns.  Now is the time to , get  a suit in the  LATEST STYLE  ; ��������� Call anb 3������_amtne.  Carey tlie Tailor  /j


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