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Array EIGHTH YEAR  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.    WEDNESDAY,   DEC.  5>    1900.  ros,  SALE.  Il'''  %  >  I  v.\  p.'  _ ���������'  ft:  J..V '  fft"  ~<^S8S������3SS3 ^.-.^_^p*_^  I 'Nichalfes .&.'Reno-Hi. L* '  L9  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  ������������������ HARDWARE, MILL AND MJ KING MACHINEUY,  y AN!) FAltMlNLI AND ILUIiYING .IMPLEMENTS  ' ' \o'.F  ALL KINDS. _    ' ' ,  Aguifcts soi .MeCormick Harvesting Machinery.    ^.   '  "Write for price* and particulars.    1\ 0. Dim   er ;>'>3-  . %&&@&el&&S&^J^^ ^&J&4X&&? ' ^-^ ^^'^  - .������^ _B^_^������ffBS_������_3 ^^������2 ___.^^^^ JR__SS*_3Sg egg������  (t __?^-?._ ''       -<_;.     _   19    T&   L^* _.  I.    .  *_������  XMAS  wYm Y*  fi >_������a_y������������������*=._'' v^^-*      ^~   it.  4UIS-  \V YOU WISH something  real good for the Holidays  and cannot make up your  mind,ict us know, -arid   we  i  Yt ill send   by  xetui n  mail  our special  XMAS CATALOGUE  OF  Fine   Goods.  r_��������� i ___#*  COMPLETE FURNISHERS  VICT01UA, B,    G.  vf \j\J   > ] X  JL_ 1_J JL -������-J   J-    uxtJ.' ���������*-' '������������������������������������* ���������*-* ���������--���������"������������������  IS  <Q indies,  Nuts,  .;9  _j/  9  Bon    Sons/  Chocolates,  Dates, Figs. Apples  JAPAN     AND       NAVAL     ORANGES..  RAISINS,  CURRANTS,  PEEL,  ETC.  Nice Stock of CHRISTIE  CAR]  of all kinds at  ES  FRESH EGGS.    X X   N; b Hill,  Comox Lake.  This adv. lately appeared  in tbe  "Nob Hill Kazoo"   vol.   x.   lOCth  year.    The' lucky     pre-emptor  of  this prolific   egg-  garden   was in,  town a few days ago,   and   in   tbe  course of conversation  with   one-of  our leading ht.lel    men���������in   which  conversation said Hotelier deplored  the scarcity   of   fresh   eggs���������mentioned that he   could   supply   him  with all the   eggs, he   warned,   at  short .price and guaranteed weight.  "All right," quoth Boniface   "send  'em along, and there's your money  waiting."    A few days latter a box  of 30 d, zen-r-mo;e or less-'���������iinived  at the hotel in question, and   right  j >yously did our host  hug  himself  at the thought of cheap   eggs  and  plenty of 'em, for his   flock   of tender lan.b^, and the morning passed  most uieafanlly until���������"Say bossee',  I   iikee    you   Lokee/egg      Him  satchire   one" chicken:"    ���������  So   tl e  C h in esc c< k ,k i u d el y'' d ispel 1 ed   tie  dream.    Mine host walked    to the  kitchen and iln_el sure  enough, in  tbe bust up remains of- pre-historic  Leghorn fruit, lay   the   body of   a  n.ui-h de..d  chicken,-  hearing   unmistakable w.r marks of Manitoba,  viuiag^ of   '49.' Our   hi.-nd   said  little,- that mile, forcibly,   and   sat  d,w.    to   study.    S.i .u   lie   * spied  tiio *-.iierrioij<j ex-Ma.- or of -the busy  i���������wn of iNub II.L, with   i.is   tru-.y  li.'uUiiiauL*  coining.   '.iH-> luC   ^ruei.  ._        x i\  Kemhingihe   h< slelry,   tts-ey   w������re  invited iosp"i. e   the   mail.   b.������u.e,*  w.-dcli ta-k   they    most   ch<-e fudy,  and .xpurtiy did/ami .finally at er  sundry and various topics had been  aired, the  host   remarks: "I   appose you are  gctsing   lots   of egks  n>w?"  "Weil no! not  to say  luts,  4 and 5 for 80 odd hens is not very  good."       'Well,   isn't X��������� g'-tling  plenty."    "Yaas, I guess he isl   lie  got a whole  case-full   fiom  tov.n  'tocher   day.     What     he     wanud  with so many, I don't know." "Al !  but I know," quoth Boniface.  TO THE   EEAF.  A rich lady cured of her Pcaf-  ] ncss and Noises in the Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave J. 10.000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drums,, may have  them free- Add-r^. . No. 14517...  The 'Nicholson Institute, '780  Eighth Avehue, New York,  U.S.A.  "JUDAS.''  Our Saviour was but once among  mankind on earth.. Judas, on the  contrary, crops up with surprising  regularity on this little mundane  sphere of ours, and has been cropping up ever since the silver coins  scorched the palm of the original  Iscariot. Strange, isn't if? but yet  true. We-supporeit is one of the  .punishments meted out by an.outraged Diet, on the inhabitants of  a wicked wr-rld, that we are deprived of the elevating influence of  anything'bearing any similitude to  a good spirit but are met by and  harraffled with, at every turning a  dupHcatc of the worst   charter in  history. As an example������������������Sonic  years ago, there lived in the chy i f  Victoria, a very popular and public spirhed man. .Rather an an-  omaly for Victoria, but ne was an  exception. Among many other  public matters, h'e always took a  great intere-t in politics, and indeed, was president of a certain  political association., and meetings  of this association, at the time of  which wc wrte, upcl'io take place  ��������� frequently, it being close on election  time' Living in the president's  house, aud a very zealous membut  of the association, was Judas, who  we-will know as, Thomas Smug,  from sl'icl-ii'ess of face, and    angels  smile.  Nowithappc-ned -ihat-th.it   p������r-  | ticular compaign was conducted on |  extremely, explosive    and   dangerous lines, and very gingerly had to  be'handlod all   munitions   of   war,  bombshells, eggs, cracker-jacks and  the like, by   the   parties   on ,both'  sides of .h_ fence.'     Now,   our   as  sedation, although it held its meetings with every precau-.ion   a-ainst  surprise,   and ��������� though   it* guarded  ag.iinsl any possible   leakage, were,  nevertheless, dumbfounded to   discover that secreis  of   viial   iii.pu-r-  ������������������_nc8 weie coutinu illy finding their  way to thc c.-ir.-j "f in-, ir opponents.  So, ai'ior  sundry putiing together of  he.uio, a deiegati.ai "waited upon our  uortiiy pre.Mdent wiin   an    in tuna-s  Uon'th..t*T.   tfmug   E-q     was   tin.  _unp_oted par.y.,   Twe   psesidvnt ai  fiist, rcfu-ed to .nleriain   the   ide.<.  A PORE GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWOtR  TArtX/ _>���������*_ USt "" *"**   **������ ������*���������-��������� -**    k_4-hi'J i  It w  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid BiUirnr Powder    containing  alum.   Tlioy mo injurious to.heiUi-.  _s# _3 jg_Tif_rj_r____������wxi_Tlfir_��������� J.  LOCAL ITEMS.  c" What!" he said ''a    friend!   living  ���������in niy own    house,    and   aUendm.  our inos   S on t n.eeiin^s. and show-  i-i" tli'- z-.-al he <!oes? Nov_i !"   Bu. .  fie del"gation poiniod out lo Lint  that there must he a tn.itor. ' That  tho others wore men of known zeal  to the party, and that mo-cover  T:������os. S had been noticed once cr  twice in short but earnest convei-  Bation with members of the oppo-  silion. So, even against his own  convictions, the president assented  to a watch being set, and that night,  after regular meeting of the asfoci-  _tion, Thos. Smug, with a particularly child-like smile, bade the rest  good night, saying he would go  down town to buy some note paper  and pencil, and the watcher  quietly, followed���������also to -note by  paper and pencil, what T. S. would  j_my__or sell. Straight to the op  position club rooms .went Tho .  Smug, and quickly was he admitted, and after porhaps a half hour,  came he out again, still wearing th*.-.  smiie of exceeding heautitu.le am:  off to our worthy p cedent's friendly roof he toddled. But the  watcher was there." before him and  upon his arrival he found, all his  little Smug belongings pil������d neatly  on the street, and our president  standing ready to hurl a volume of  sublime wrath into his smiling  face, and in course oi time Taos,  left Victoria and he lives \ et, no;  over 1001 miles from Cum ox District. What! You want-t'jkmw  who? Well! Well! Perhaps by ami  bye, if you are good children. But  there are yet other stories to te.l  about Judas first,'  We are agents for the   R. C. Dye  works���������\Vailer_: Partridge.  We are in receipt of two , hand-  some premium . pictures, from ,tbe,  Family iicraid, , of Montreal-  "Home from the War," and "Christ  in the Temple." These .alone are  w >rth the price of the'Herald.     .'  'Smoky Moke   Minstrels ,show at- '  Agricultural Hall,   Courtenay,  to- "  ni_ri:t, where a full houee is antici-  pated.    Dance after performance.  Thc Blue Ribbon brand.of gopds  arc put up by Canadians. No-  Ciii.iese-labor employed.   . ��������� .���������  There are nine 'patients   In .the  iIo:-pital this   week.    A.   Lorenzie  was taken in " on   28th,   fractured "  ankle, and J. Davie,  bronchitis -_������_"  dOtli.    Chi Wo,   broken   back .and  _\'agi, typhoid. , ,      _,.  .  FOR. SALFC--10 dozen, window-,  blinds; 50c. and 65c. each.���������Wal-o  ier &,Partridge.      -  ..  Jn another oolumn wdl befouhl  a flattering allusion b}' Mr. Sione-  house, to Mr. A. Urquharts dairying < pc.rations. This is the way to  a Ivertise our resources.   .  Genuine extract of vanilla is'soft  and'mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla, is  tne only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.  The Settlers Commission is to be  thorough' in . its investigations.  The Commissioner, Hon. Judge  Harrison, in his sttting up here  A?ent most minuetly and carefully  into all claims made by   witnesses.  Cevlon Tea is the finest 'tea .in  the world. Blue Ribbon Tea is the  finest Ceylon rfVa in the world.  The old -'Vicar ' of Winkfield"  pear is valuable for preserving an._  i���������-.a- steady heavy bearer. AH  orchardists should have a: few trees  of this vario.y. We are under  obligations to Mr. J. B. Holmes for  ,t sackful.  ��������� FOR SALE ���������25 tons bran, chop  r-hori.s, oat*, whole and cracked  al Waller & Pa.trhige.  P3KSO-IAL.  Mrs. J. R ReiUey returned last  week from a long visit to the   east.  Relatives of Mrs. H.Murdoch  arc visiting her.  Mrs. J. Thompson went to Nanaimo Friday upon receipt' *of a  wive that Mr. Thompson was ;very  low from effects of his operation.  Mr, Alex. Orant =s better.  We are opening out this week a  nice line of Xmas Goods��������� Walter  .& Partridge.  > 1:  ���������'��������������� TO  FAME.  Bright fairy of the morn with flowers arrayed,  W'hose beauties to thy young pursuer seem  Beyond the ecstasy of poet's dream.  Shall I o'ertake thee ere thy luster fade?  Ripe glory of the morn from Heaven displayed,  A pageant of delight and power and gold  Developing^jnto mirage manifold,  Do I o'ertaKj thee, or am I betrayed?  ___  Dull shadows of the evening, gaunt and gray.  At random thrown beyond me or above  And~-cold as memory in the arms of love,  Have I o'ertaken thee but to cast away?  Ho morn or noon or eve am I, she said,  But night, tho depth of night behind the sun  By all mankind pursued, but never won  Until my shadow falls upon a shade.  ���������R. D. Blackmore.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  O  O  O  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  A Memory  Of the Code,  0  0  0   0  How an ex-Confederate and a  Brilliant Young Lawyer Fought  a Duel In Richmond Shortly  After the Civil War.  o  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Died.���������At his home in Richmond, Va., May 25,  1900, Captain Page McCarthy, aged 67 years.  General Robert E. Lee had surrendered. The Confederacj' had fallen.  Thousands of young southrons had  come from the war to find their homes  In ruias and their fortunes lost. Nothing but the land remained, and many  ' of them', settled down when the first  shock of defeat was still fresh to J&ant  cotton and tobacco. Proud young men,  the product of the chivalry of the old  south, who bad never done a stroke of  work, they lived for a time the life of  field hands. They got up with the sun,  hitched the only remaining mule to the  rusty plow and worked hard in the  fields all day. In the intensity of the  labor they were able to forget the bitterness of their lot.  Meanwhile Richmond, the old capital  of the "lost cause," became more than  ever the social center of the south.  Outside of New Orleans Richmond was  the largest of southern cities. To it  had gone most of the few old planters  who had managed to save a part at  least of their fortunes., Naturally the  more ambitious.and enterprising of the  younger generation gravitated in the  same direction.  Two years after Lee issued that last  sad   farewell  to   the  remnant  of  his  shattered army, Richmond was a gay  and bustling.city.   Half tbe great families of the old south were represented  there.    And  there for a  time  an  at:  - tempt was made _o carry on the stately  and splendid, social life which the war  i-. had^ ended   forever.    Big  clubs   were  opened,  and  gambling  and   drinking,  both  fostered by  the excitement and  temptation  of  army  life.' so  recently  over, ran high.    The mansions of the  Richmond gentry  were the scenes of  nightly hospitality, and each week the  fashionables drove in their coaches to  a ball.  Gradually the young men who had  gone home to their plantations from  the war gave up the fight with nature?  and one after the other gathered together the little remnant of their fortunes and came to Richmond to practice law or attempt to earn a living  in some other way. Hundreds of  young men, dependent on their own  resources for the first time, and all  of them of the highest social standing,  added to the excitement and gayety of  the Virginia capital.  Among the fashionable beaus of Richmond at the time was Captain Page,  McCarthy, then a man of 40 and a  descendant of a famous Fairfax county family. His father had served several-terms in congress and had met  and killed his mah according to the  regulations of the code of honor. All  over the south an appear to the code  Lad always been the first resort of an  insulted gentleman, and now, since  the four years of war had taught these  defeated soldiers how cheap is human  life, duels were moro common than  ever.  The belle of Richmond during this  period of unrest and excitement was  Mary Triplett. Half the young men  in Richmond were in love with her and  there was great rivalry among them  nil for the slightest favor from her  hand. She was tbe nightly toast and  at the weekly ball reigned supreme.  One of the most fervent of her admirers was Captain Page McCarthy.  Miss Mary, however, did not.favor.the  captain, and finally a quarrel arose  between them, as a result of which  they passed each other on the street  without speaking.  At one of the dancing parties it so  happened that Mary Triplett wa.s placed in the formation of some figure  directly opposite Captain McCarthy.  She could uot refuse to dance with him  without creating a scene, so she walked through the figure with great cool-  .1 might as well her lips caress.  Although those lips be false.  The poem was entitled "To Mary,'*  and. though everybody recognized the  application of the lines and was morally certain that McCarthy had written  them, nobody had'any proof that he  was the author.  Half of the beans of Richmond started out to run down the man who had  written nnd printed the cowardly lines,  determined to call him to account on  tbe Held of honor! Among them was  John .Mordecai. a newcomer to Richmond   and   a   young   lawyer  of   great  brilliancy and learning. Mordecai  made It his business to visit all the  clubs frequented by Captain McCarthy and in the presence of the fire  eating captain aud other club members  to forcibly express his opinion of the  "coAvard and cad, whoever he .may be,"  who wrote the offensive lines.  Finally McCarthy turned to Mordecai, with whom he had been on intimate terms, and said, with a threatening manner, "I wrote thora verses, Mr.  Mordecai."  Mordecai bowed mockingly across  the table.,  "Your admission, Captain McCarthy,  does not alter my opinion in0the least."  Friends interfered before McCarthy  succeeded in his attempt to strike Mordecai and forced him to leave the clubhouse. The same day Mordecai enter--  ed another club in which McCarthy  was playing billiards. The latter commenced at once in a loud voice to com-,  ment on the fact that some people are  unable to mind their own business, and  Mordecai finally walked over to the'table at which he was playing and asked  if he meant to refer to him.  "Who are''you, sir?" sneered McCarthy, staring Mordecai in the face.  In an instant Mordecai had seized a  billiard cue, with which he struck McCarthy to the floor, saying as he did  so, "I'll show you who I am!"  Of course a duel followed. The two  men, with their seconds, met at daybreak next morning just outside the  Oak wood cemetery, below the city. So  deadly was the spirit which animated  them that they fought with dueling  pistols! heavily loaded, at ten paces.  At the first shot both men "missed. McCarthy demanded a second shot. /This  time the aim was better on both sides,  and both men fell. McCarthy's right  thigh was broken, and Mordecai was������  fatally wounded, with a bullet-through  his abdomen.  As Mordecai lay dying he raised himself on his elbow and whispered to his  second, "Present my compliments to  Captain McCarthy and tell him he can  have another shot if he wishes."  Just as the second shots were fired  the police arrived on the scene,.too late  to do more than arrest the seconds.  Mordecai lived but six hours, but McCarthy finally recovered after spending months in terrible agony.  Mordecai's seconds were William M.  Royall. now a leading lawyer of Richmond, and William R. Trigg, now a  shipbuilder. Dr. Hunter McGuire. the  personal physician of Stonewall Jackson, was one of the attending surgeons.  The whole party Was locked up in the  Richmond jail, where they were confined for several weeks. During the  period of their imprisonment the women of Richmond, who,felt that Mordecai had fallen In defense of one of their  number, paid them every attention;  Fresh flowers and delicious dishes  were brought each day to the cells of  the prisoners, and on their release they  were welcomed back with demonstrations of joy.  Captain McCarthy, after his recovery, became a recluse and a misanthrope. He lived most of the time  in Richmond and was looked upon as  a misanthrope, who avoided men and  hated women. And the killing of  young Mordecai went, far toward  breaking up the vogue of the duel in  the south.  As for Miss Triplett. she married a  Richmond lawyer and died suddenly  at her home several years ago.���������-Chicago Tribune.  factory. Every item that was brought  in was carried around to different  houses, and if any objections were  raised it was "killed." At 3 p. m. the  paper went to press as usual, and  when the patrons unfolded it that  evening they , found nothing but a  blank shpet. The editor, of the paper  slept sweetly that night.' realizing that  he had printed nothing to offend anybody and that his paper was entirely  satisfactory. Tims speaketh the editor  of the Warren Mirror.  '     ������  Each Had What the Other Wanted.  An interesting anecdote is told of  the meeting of the late ��������� Evangelist  Moody and Mr. Gladstone in England.  Mr. .Gladstone attended the Moody  and Sankey meetings, and was deeply'  impressed.- Heartily grasping Mr.  Moody's hand, the old statesman said  to him: ���������  "I wish I had your body."  Mr. Moody Immediately replied, "I  wish I had your head."  Mr. Gladstone responded, "I mean  I wish I had your lungs," to which  Mr. Moody again replied, "I wish I had  your brains," and with hearty good  wishes they parted.   JLiie, At Un Worst.  A clergyman  once told this marvellous story:   "Thirty   years   ago     two  young  men  started   to  attend     Park  Theatre, ' New     York,   to   see ' a  play  which  made religion  ridiculous     and  hypocritical.-    Thoy had been brought ������������������  up in Christian families.     They started for the .theatre to see the vile play  and their early convictions came ba_'.v  upon   them"      They   felt   that   it   w. s  not right to go,  but still  they went  They   came  to   the, door   of   the  tlvj-  atre.      Oi'i_   of   the   young   men   stopped  and  started  for     home,' but  .returned and came up to the door, but  had  not  the  courage  to  go  in.      I. a  again   started   for   home,   and     went  home.     The  other young man     went  in.        lie went from     one degree    of  temptation  to   another.     Caught     in  the whirl of-frivolity and sin he sank  lower  and lower.     He lost liis'business   position. ���������   He   lost   his   morals.  He lost his soul.    ITe died a dreadful  death, not one star- of mercy shining  on it.     I stand  before you     to-day,"  said   the    minister,       "to   thank  God  that  for  20 years I  have  been     permitted   to. preach the gospel.' VJ    am  the other young man."  Decjuleiicc; of Family I_fe.  "There  are  other  and  graver  facts  of  which   I can   but   hint  here  whioh  prove how'deep   is   the  decadence  of  the  old  sacred   family  life,  and ' how  rapidly the instinct of'motherhood is  dying        out      among our     women,"  .writes   "An American Mother"  in the.  Toadies'   Home  Journal.-   "One  is  the  rapid  and  enormous   increase  of     divorces   in   this   country,   especially   in  the  Northeastern   farming  States.    It  is     not  only   the   gay,   self-indulgent  husband   and   wife   who   tire   of   each  other,   but  the  plodding     farmer  and  the woman who is old and worn out  with work.    Another fact, even more  tragic nnd significant,   is  the number  of   childless     homos   in   the  Northern  States.     Hundreds of tho oldest leading.-American   families   have,  become  extinct  in  thc last  decade.     The  women   of   these   families   were   notably  active  in'-public work.     So  large has  been the decrease of births  of American parentage  in   one  section  of   this  country   that  there  is   a.  real  danger  that  the  native  stock,, there  will  entirely      die     out.     There  arc darker  depths here which. I shall not uncover. All   women   have   looked   into  them."  HOW GILLETTE GOT STARTED.  ness and dignity, only so far recognizing the captain's existence as was  necessary under the circumstances.  Already Captain McCarthy was angry, but this treatment made him  furious. He left the ballroom a few  minutes later. In the next issue of a  Richmond paper there appeared a  little poem of perhaps six stanzas,  which set all Richmond in a fever of  excitement. Four of the lines were as  follows:  When Mary's queenly form I press  In Strauss' latest waltz,  Dird_  Take Baths In  Ashe*.  Naturalists tell us that in making  their toilets some birds use water only,  some water and dust, while others prefer dust and no water. Birds are not  only nice in the choice of bath water,  but also, very particular about the quality of their toilet dust.  Wild ducks, though feeding by salt  water, prefer to bathe in fresh water  pools and will fly long distances inland  to running brooks and ponds, where  they preen and dress their feathers in  the early hours of the morning. Sparrows bathe often, both in water and in  dust. They are not so particular about  the quality of water as about the quality of the dust. The city sparrow must  take a water bath where he can get it.  Road dust, the driest and finest possible, suits him best. Partridges* prefer  dry loam. They like to scratch out the  soil from under the grass and fill their  feathers with cool earth.  Most birds are foud of ashes. Take  a walk some early morning across a  field where bonfires have burned and  see the numbers of winged creatures  that rise suddenly from the ash heaps.  A darting form, a small cloud of ashes,  and the bathe'rs disappear.  Twentieth Century   Happeiiln-.-s.  The -twentieth century will have 24  leap years, the greatest possible number. February will have -five Sundays three times���������1920, ��������� 1.948 ; and  1976. The earliest possible date on  which Easter can occur is March' 12.  The last time it occurred on that-  date was 181.8. The latest date that  Easter can occur is- April 25. It will  occur but onc time in the coining century on that date-���������1948. - The middle day of the century will be January 1, 1951.. There .yvill be' 3S0  eclipses during the  coming  century.  'Tvraa Only a Dream,  A newspaper reporter dreamed one  night that the editor had decided to  get out a paper that was entirely satis-  The X- bit Fair.  Fairs are very numerous in .iberia  and, possess a great" importance. The  greatest, and ancient Siberian fair is  that of It-bit, founded in 1048. The  Irbit fair is open from February 1  to March 1 , and during this time the  little town wakes up and welcomes  2..,000 strangers, doing business  worth from 40,000.000 t'o 55,000,-  OOO rubles. -The chief articles of  trade are tea, peltry, honey, wax.  nuts, hardware, cultery, woolens and  cottons.  The Mississippi Junction.  The Mississippi jetties are among  the most -gigantic engineering feats  of the world, costing in tho neighborhood of 85,000,000, and making a  26-foot channel out of a stream  where there was formerly but eight  feet of water. This has made of  New Orleans a port for the large.st  among ocean going vessels.  IVot His  Fanlt.  Jones���������I notice that your uncle left  an estate of half a million.  Brown���������It was not his fault if he did.  Jones���������How do you mean?  Brown���������lie would have taken it with  him if he could.���������Detroit Free Press.  Stratearr.  Photographer���������How shall I finish  your photographs, madam?  Madam���������Well, retouch half of them  to look ten years younger than I am.  I want those to send out of town.���������Chicago Record.  Early Bays of the Famous Actor anil  Playwright.  "When Gillette had graduated from the  public school and from the high school at  Hartford," says Richard Duff iu Ains-  lee's, "his family wished to seud him to  Yale. But Gillette looked on his future  differently.  " T had got the fever to go away from  home and swim out,' he said, in alluding  to this period. T suppose everybody gets  it some time. , Of course I thought I  snould go on thc stage, although I did,not  see my way clear just then. My- father  let me have my way. He liked oralory>  very much and spoke well when he needed to, though he was rather a silent man.  " T remember the day bo drove me  down to the station. He had taly. n two  of my brothers on the same errand before me. One went to California and  died there. The other was killed in the  war. "William," he said, "you're the  third son I've driven to the train like this.  The other_ have never come home. I  trust you will prove an exception." '  " T went to St. Louis���������just as far as  my money would take me���������and I got my  first job because I told the man I didn't  want any salary, only the job.'  "That's the way Mark Twain secured  his first job as a compositor. Tt seems  to be a good way���������if you don't hold the  job too long. Gillette had this view, and  he did his best meanwhile to work his-  way behind the scenes. There .was no  opportunity in St. Louis, he soon found,  and he drifted away till he reached New  Orleans. After ho had persistently ah-  nojred the manager of the stock company at the St. Charles theater he ^yas allowed to play utility parts and supes.  The manager saw no way out of"it except by resigning.  " 'My greatest disadvantage in those  days was my height. I was so tall beside the average actor they couldn't place  me. I got frightfully discouraged aftei  awhile, and I wrote a vaudeville sketch  for myself in the belief that I would  have to quit the legitimate. The very  first part I played was an Indian. It  was in a play Oliver Doud Byron brought  to the St. Cl-irles. Two years later in  Cincinnati, when ,,I was in Macauley's  stock company, he came there in- th������  same play. Some other infernally tail  man had the Indian then. I chaffed  Byron about his playing the same old  part while I had made some progress in  two years. <  " 'But. directly after I left N������w Orleans Icame to New York and got "foreman of the jury" in John T. Raymond's  run of "Colonel Sellers" at the Park theater. The part consisted of the lines.  "We have" and "Not" guilty." I said  them a whole season and got $10 a week  for doing it. At the same time I was  taking a scientific course at the TJnivers .  ty of New York.' <_"  c "The next .season Gillette did much  ' better. He got the district attorney in  the Union Square' run of 'Colonel Sellers.'" The part gave him opportunities  by which he profited. People began tc  know he was on the stage. After that  he went to the Globe theater in Boston,  where he played numerous small roles  and character 'bits.' He spent his spare  time in taking a special course at th������  Institute of Technology. His next jump  was to Macauley's stock company at Cincinnati, and here after two years oi  drudgery he got that chaqce for which  every a������tor and actress not j'et arrived  hopes and prays for with every breath  drawn. It is to have a full house, a fat  part and to grip both. Every eye in "th*  audience rivets on your expression, move  and gesture. Every ear is strnined tc  catch your lines. Every line you saj  takes, and when the scene comes���������thc  great scene that is yours���������you hold them  in your power, fascinated. Then you  free them,to clap, to stamp, to shout, tc  whistle maniacally, which is their gratitude for the anguish you have laid ������n  their hearts. Gillette's moment cam.  entirely by accident.  "'Macauley himself played the part.'  he said, referring to that, night, 'but he  fell ill, and it was given to me. The play  was from the French and I believe was  called "The Mother's Secret.'- The piece  was being done at the same time at the  Union Square in. New York. The part  was a good one and just in my line. Tht  people seemed to like ,the way I did it,  and from the after developments it looked as though I had made my first real  hit.' ,'"   ������������������  " 'Somehow it did not interest me as  much as I had expected. You see, I had  been working all that season on my first  play, "The Professor," and it was finished just about the samo time. I did not  try to do anything for the next two years  except to get "The Professor" put on.  And I had plenty to do, I assure you. Finally "The Professor" was produced at  the Madison Square theater June 1, 1SS2.  It ran for six months.' "  THOROUGHBREDS.  Wha, Bess, you young vixen!  Now, Nellie, your foot.  So, hoop-la!    You've got herj  The beautiful brute!  Hold her in for a moment;  -,   One hitch to my girth,  And I'm with you, mv lass,  ���������   For the ends of the earth.  Now, Duroc, my hero,    > ���������  Be careful, dear heart!  She is fresh as the fountain  And rank for a st;irt.  "You fear not'/"   Oil, no,  But you like your sweet wills,      ,  And we'll give you :i breathing!  Away!    To the hills!  Oh, bathe mo, ye winds  Of the withering downs!  Brush the scent of tlie "function*,'���������  The taint of tlie towns!  What is art to this nature  Or wine to this air?  What's a picture to Nell     , r   ,  And her blooded bay marc?  ���������Scrib_cr_  ABSENT TREATMENT.  In   It   an.  The   Woman   Had   Faith  Wa_  Cured.  "My wife solemnly affirms that she .  will get a divorce if I say anything ,  about it," said Jones with a smile.  "But it Is too good to keep, so here  ?;oos. Mrs. Jones had been ailing for  some time, and. falling into the hands  )f one of the neighbors who is a faith,  jurist, she became imbued with that  peculiar belief. I laughed at hei\ but  she remained firm "and said she was  _o>nvinced that she could be cured only  through faith. As her illness was  nothing, serious I said nothing more,  congratulating myself, that' I was  lhead what a doctor would have charged her. ���������       ,. ������������������     ���������  "It ran along for some time while my  wife continued to gain, and at last she  mnounced that she was fully cured.  " 'Now. then, John Henry,' said she,  i  never again  wish  to  hear you, say'  anything  about,"mind   cure  being  all  Imaginable.    I am  sure  that I  would  have been a dead  woman if I  hadn't  taken the treatment that I did.   And to  think he never set eyes on me!'  "Tie never what?' I gasped.  " 'Set eyes on me!    I took the absent  treatment.    I  sent  Professor Fake $5  to treat me by his famous absent treatment.' ',      .       .  " 'Do you mean to; say.' said I, 'that  jroii sent a fakir $5 to treat you?'  "'That's just what' I, did! And to  think the most wonderful thing about  It was that I was aware the -moment  that he received my letter and opened  it, although he was a thousand miles  from me! Why, I commenced gaining  right from that moment! It is simply  wonderful! . You can't deny that l am  a' well woman, aud all through the  wonderful absent treatment that I re-'  ceived.'  "I should have said something right <-  then and there had I not heard the'  postman's whistle and gone to the door  to get my mail. There was a letter  for my wife from the dead letter office,  and when she opened it out dropped  her letter to Professor Fake. She had  misdirected it, and the fakir had never  received it. She says���������but on second  thought I hadn't better tell you what  she says."  Two Co aid Do It.  Basel. Switzerland, was visited a  few years ago by * an adventurous  Frenchman, whose ruling passion is the  ascent of mountains shunned by most  other tourists who value at least their  soundness of limb. He tried strenuously to scale the Gopalteuborn. for  the sake of carrying his name upon  the peak, but all his efforts were vain.  The next year he returned to the attack, and eventually, by taking many  precautions, arrived at the summit.  On his next appearance at the table  d'hote he recounted his exploit to the  company and informed them tbat he  had planted on the spot a blue silk flag  containing his name embroidered in  large characters.  An Englishman, who bad listened  silently, rose from the table and  marched out-of the. hotel; Two days  afterward a parcel was delivered to  the adventurous (Jaul. He opened it  and found inside his blue silk flag,  which his English neighbor at the table,  d'hote had won from the peak by his  own pluck aud daring.  Proof Positive.  Proof positive is arrived at in various  ways. Oue method is pleasantly described by a foreign correspondent of The Argonaut.  Not far from the harbor of Naples we  sighted a rocky islet apparently about  two miles offshore. An elderly man approached me on deck and said politely:  "Do you know whether this is Mount  Vesuvius or not?"  I replied with equal politeness, "1  don't know what it is, but I do know  that it is not\ Vesuvius."  "But," said he with an air of triumph,  "if you don't know what it is, how do  you know that it isn't Vesuvius?"  "Because," I replied, pinning him with  my glittering eye, "because Vesuvius is  inland and this is outland; because this  rock is three miles round and Vesuvius is  about 30 miles round; because this is an  island and Vesuvius is not, and because  Vesuvius is a volcano and this is not."  The elderly man sniffed and withdrew.  S_>������'ctsu'l������.'8 tor ti  ������ t-t Ciit.  A pet .Maltese ft if. belonging to an  English woman has been .successfully  provided with spectacles to counteract failing eyesight. A picture of a  mouse was uf'etl by the oculist to  test  the cat's eyes.  Ins in errsifioii  (<������ Ka������tt������*rn Siberia.  From 1SS2 to the first-of January,  IRS'. . there arrived in Eastern .-i-  herja 1,117,715 migrants from .European Russia overland and M^.fiOS l>''  sea. From 1SS3 to 1K09, 532 pcr-  --ns  -ctnrno'i   to  TJussi".  Many Kinds of Fig-s.  Those who are so particular as to the  size and color of the figs they eat may  be interested to learn that in California  alone there are some 72 varieties grown  of all shapes and sizes and of all the colors of the rainbow, and California is not  by any means the fig center of the world.  ._f  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  i_5*535S5S^^.5_t5$_3$SS_s:-$_s_*-$Sa  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . ...  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG-  4849.  a  Stocks and bonds bought, sold and  /j\ carried   on margin.    Listed  to mining stocks carried  '<&  to  to  to  to  to  to  t  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���������*  *_���������-<*������������������_____ ti  __  .1*  f.5/  F  ������  PI  i ���������  i  I  Y  TEE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  SAVED THEIR BOY.  THE  GLASS OF  FASHION.  The pretty linen gauzes plaided off  with silk and satin stripes are charming.  Riding habits are seen with little  half tight fitting,.coats, tight fitting  pique vests and plastron or chemisette  of tucked batiste.        ���������  Homespun is having a pleasant little  period of popularity this year. It is a  sensible, practical goods, excellent for  traveling, and many traveling gowns  are to be seen of it.  The tints in cloth gowns seem to be  lighter even than they were in the early spring, and now there is an ice color  which is indescribable, a delicate green  and the faintest tint of pink, which'  make charming gowns for cool days.  Littlo collarettes of lace and mousseline plaitings. with long scarf ends, are  very much worn and seem to fill the  place of the fancy boas. They-are simply a yoke with ruflles attached and  finished arouud the nock with plaitings  of lace.  Cloths in pale colors are used for  driving coats, with a tight fitted basque  in the back. The fronts slope off a little from below the bust, and large double revers and collar of white silk and  lace are tho finish above a white silk  vest fastened with silver buttons.  A pretty gown for a young girl is  made of a rich red homespun. The  skirt is made pjain and stitched, and  the short little spencer jacket'show's  the broad black satin folded belt, which  is almost a bodice in itself, and a long  HE HAD BEEN WEAK AND AILING- FKOM INFANCY.  black satin  blouse.  scarf is������woru over a white  Dear Sirs,���������This is to certify that I  have been troubled with a lame back  for fifteen years.  I have used three bottles of yomr  MINARD'S LINIMENT and am completely cured. , ; ���������  ' It gives me great pleasure to recommend it and yoa,are at- liberty to use  this in any way to further the use of  yonr valuable medicine.  Two Rivers.        ROBERT ROSS.  Llncoln'H  Plan  to Raise Vessel-.  "My father came west." said Jesse W.  Weil; of Greencastle, ''on the:same boat,  that carried Abraham Lincoln from Buf-r  falo to Sandusky. Lincoln was returning  from a term in congress and thought himself dead politically because of his attitude in regard to the Mexican war. The  steamer ran on the shoals somewhere  along ,the shore, and Lincoln watched the  crew push air tight empty barrels under  the hull of the vessel in order to raise it:  "From that time Lincoln conceived the  idea of patenting a device for raising  stranded vessels. He thought he had  .something to fall back on when he abandoned politics. His device was a series  of empty leather bags fastened to the  exterior of the hull of a vessel. ' When  occasion demanded, they were to be  pumped full of air from above, and the  vessel thereby raised so that if could be  floated. Perhaps not many people know  that the invention still may be seen at  the patent office in Washington. The  visitor can see it if he asks. Nothing  practical   was   ever   accomplished."  RuMl-in's First Lesson.  ' Mr. Raskin, who wrote so many famous books, said that the first lesson he  learned was to be obedient.  "One evening," he says, "when I was  yet in my nurse's arms, I wanted to  touch the tea urn. which was boiling  merrily. It was an early taste for  bronzes, I suppose, but I was resolute  about it. My mother bade me keep my  fingers back; I insisted on putting them  forward. My nurse would have taken  i:ie away from tlie urn, but my mother  said. 'Let  him touch it. nurso.'  "So I touched,'it. and that was my firs,  lesson in lhe meaning of the word'-liberty  It was the first piece of liberty I got and  the last ������''';ch for some time 1 asked."  As He' Grew Older His Trouble Seemed  to Incr. _->_ and His Parents; Thought  Hiiri 'Jbo'om'ed. 'to.au Invi.lifi's _ile��������� Or  -,,';���������' Wiiliamt.' J*ink Pills Cured Him When  Hope Hud AlmoMt'Departed.  From the Post,  Thorold,   Ont.  ; Mr.   James   Dabauld  and  wife    are  two of the beat' known residents     of  the   town     of   Thorold,    where   they  have passed many years.      In    their  family  they   have   a   little   son   who,  although  but ten years  of age,     has  experienced   much   affliction,   and   his  parents   expended many a dollar    in  the search  for  his  renewed health���������~  all  in ,yain,   however,   until  Dr!   Williams'  Pink  Pills  were  brought  into  use.   A Post reporter hearing of  the  cure,     called   at  Mr.   Dabauld's   cosy  home    and   received    full   particulars  from Mrs.  Du bald.,   "I am pleased,"  said Mrs. Dabauld, "to have the'pub-,  lie .made-aware, of  the facts of     my  boy's case if it is likely to help some  other   sufferer.    Charley   is   now    ten.  years'of age.      In infancy he was    a  delicate child, but from four to seven  he  scarcely  passed  a well  day.      At  four  years   of  age  he  began to   complain   of   frequent   headaches, ''.'-which,  later became almost continuous, "and  soon .symptoms  of ...-gene-rial debility  developed.     .His  appetite    was  poor  and he grewppale and emaciated, and  the least exertion,   caused    a severe  palpitation     and     fluttering  of     the  heart,   and  dizziness.   At times  there  was considerable derangement of his  stomach; a blueness of the lips and a  shortness of breath.      lie   would often lie awake at night and rise in   the.  morning       haggard  and  unrefreshed.  During his  illness he was, treated by  two  doctors.      Both  differed  in.    the  diagnosis   of  the  case.   ���������  One .said   it  was     catarrh   of   the  stomach,     and  while his treatment was persisted in  there was no improvement.    The second also attended him for some time  with  no r   better  results.    Some  time  after my attention was attracted by  my aunt to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,  and about September, 1897,    I    procured   the  pills  and he began taking  them.      We had  long  before come  to  the conclusion    he would    be an invalid for life, but believing it a duty  I  owed  to  my  child  to  procure     all  means of relief,  T was  determinedto  give  Dr.  Williams'   Pink  Pills  a  fair  tria.l.      The  good  effects  of  the  first  box    -was  apparent,    and   five    boxes  were     used','   which     were     taken   in  about six months'   time, when  he ..was  strong  and   well,   and     could  attend  school,  and  play  and  frolic as  other  healthy boys  do.    As every  symptom  of  his   old   trouble  has  vanished,     1  consider his cure complete.    The pills  have certainly done him a.world     of  good,     as   nearly     three  years   have  since   passed   away   and   he   hasr not  seen a sick day     in  that length     of  time.   I shall ever feel that we  owe  our  boy's     health  to  Dr.     Williams'  Pink  Pills,   and     believe     that  their  prompt  use  would  relieve 'much  suffering," ���������  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are just  as valuable in the case of children as  with adults^ and puny little ones  would soon thrive and grow fat under this treatment, which has no  equal for building up the blood and  giving renewed strength to brain,  body and nerves. Sold by all dealers or sent postpaid at 50c. a box  or six boxes for .2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,  Brockville,      Ont. Do  not  be  per  suaded to try something else said to  be "just as good."  The Boy arid the Piano.  Among other things passing over the  hill and out of sight is the boy who  learned how to play the piano., The people, are becoming so practical that not  one boy in a hundred these days is given  a musical education, and when he is it is  an evidence that his mother rules his  father. Nb one is sorry to see him go.  It! looks bad enough to see a girl pinned  to a piano stool; it is worse to see a boy  there.���������Atchison Globe.  I  <]f>  Advice For Papa.  Henrietta of Catonsville says: "My  papa objects to my admirers sitting on  the steps and talking with me until a  late hour at night. He claims that he  cannot sleep on account of our noise.  What 'would you advise?" '  Advise papa to sleep in tlie daytime.-  How's This?  Wc offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for  any ease of. Catarrh, that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure. V  E ..). CHENEY &���������CO., Props , Toledo, O.  We, the undersigned, have known F. J.  Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him  perfectly honorable in all business transactions,  and tin nclally able':'o carry out any obligation  made by their firm.  WKST&Tuuax,Wholesale Druggists.Toledo.O.  Warding,    Kinn__   <fe   Makvj.v,   Wholesale  Druggist", Toledo, 0.  Halls Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon tbe blood and mucous surface < of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold  by all druggists.   Testimonials free ,  Hall's Family Pills are the best. ,  0C   T^Lts ArA^O    4^<y AslcMs flftfU*U  Hil Wonderful Uncle.  A young lawyer who graduated from  Cornell a few years ago enjoys the adoration of a 5-year-old nephew. The young  man has considerable intellectual powei  for one of his years, and when he returned  from collego entered the law office of his  father, .who has for years sat oh the bench.  The little nephew is fond of talking ol  his horo uncle and never loses '.an opportunity to eulogize him. Recently ho was  chattering to his aunt, and tho conversation turned to "Uncle Bert."  "Auntie," said the 6-year-old  thought  fully, "I think it's awful nice that grandpa can be in the, office with  Uncle  Bort.  He'll learn a great deal more from him.''  ���������Boston Traveler.  The Hands of the Worker  And his face also, will of necessity get stained  with Oil, Paint, Rust, etc.       '  The Master Mechanics  Extraordinary Soap  Will make all stains disappear, leave the skin  white and soft, and the tar of which it is made  heals any cuts or bruises.  Sold by all dealers in good soaps.  ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO.. MFRS-, MONTREAL.  THERE IS NOT a more dangerous class  of disorders than those which _ffec6>the  breathing- organs. Nullify this danger  with Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil���������a pulmonic of acknowledged efficacy. It cures  lameness and soreness w.hen applied externally, as well as swelled neck and  crick in the back; and, as an inward specific, possesses most substantial claims to  public confidence.;  Very DiOlenlt.  "The Chinese language is a very difficult study."  "It is." answered the distinguished  oriental, with large, round spectacles.  "You have to be very careful in translating it. as thc slightest difference may  wholly change ihe meaning of a phrase.  You must study for many years before  you can hope to make even an approximate translation."  "Yes." was the answer with a. sigh.  "and after that you've got to know all  about the personal and political hi.-tmy  of the man who sends it. together with  his presentyatnbitions and motives, before  you can tell whether to believe a word of  it."- '������������������' ���������'���������������������������.-.'..'  . o___T>di\ron.  (Trade Mark Keghtered-November 21,1890.)  Dr. Sanche agrees to take instruments back  at. half-.price if parties using them are not ben-  efiit-d after using ior five weeks.  '  F. Free, Winni-" g, says: I have ttsed "Oxyd-  oho!-'' for two':,weeks for Bronchitis and Catarrh of thc H ad, and. I. eel   ike anew man:  Mrs. F. L. Cno1 . Winnipeg, says: I had suffered untoirl ag inies trom Bright's Disease,'and  it relieved me of Pain, and i i s x weeks I was  cured.-'-,-. ���������.', ,.;.���������.' .  ���������-,..    .  Mr. W. Q Ellworthv, Winnipeg, says: I have  suffe ed forM years with articular iheumaiism;  Wf in hospital for, 5 weeks, and used almost  every remedy, including mesmerism galvanism, electric belt, etc I have used Oxydonor  10 days and received more benefit than from  e.nytnin.   else. ������������������  Mrs. Gagner. Winnipeg', says: I have used it  beneficially with my family, whenever sick,  and it has cured mc of severe indigestion and la  grippe.,. . . ,,,.������������������";���������;���������-���������:..;       '.-:._ .'.���������-,  '"' Sub-dealers wanted in every district. Address  Wm T. Gibbins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.  Lifting the Mask.  Editor���������And  did you   write  all by yourself?  Literary  Aspirant���������Yes.    It  own work.  ��������� Editor (recognizing the source of it)���������  Well, then, Charles Lamb, I am very  much   pleased  to  meet   you.     I  thought  this essay  is all my  you. died  Weekl.v.  some 50  years   ago!���������Collier's  I A   "Tf_<_r_ANA "  RELIANCE  CIOAB  I_A      1 UOtAM,     FACTORY, Montreal  The Corn. Fed Philosopher.  "The old fellow that grumbles about  the wickedness of the present day as  compared to when he was on earth," said  the corn fed philosopher, "is usually just  regretting his lost chances for fun."���������In  dianapolis Press.y  Ont of,the Mouth of Unites.  Tommy���������I wonder wedder dis 'ere Is  a plum orabeetle?        '  Bobby-Taste it.���������Punch.  HOTEL BALMORAL,i|,??SP.^#^.0oAS:  An agent for'the American. Bible society says that the first book printed in  Minnesota was a Bible. It was printed  in 1N.I5. about 13 years before the first  issue of-a newspaper in St. Paul.  K:illr<iti<i   '' it ������i   Wtiodrn   Usill   .  In the western part of British Columbia is a novel railway,- two miles  in length. The rails are made of  trees, from which thc bark has been  stripped, and these are bolted together. Upon them runs a car with  grooved  wheels   ten   inches   wide.  A  Friend   In  Need.  ... About half au hour, had been expended by the bashful young man In a  series of-advances and retreats, and little Johnny's cramped position behind  the sofa was becoming somewhat painful.  "I -wish T dared"��������� the young man  commenced on a new attack, when the  couple were electrified by an impatient  exclamation behind them: "Aw, make  a break!    She's dead easy!"  THEY NEVER FAIL���������Mr. S. M. Bough-  ner. Langton, writes: "For about two years  I waa troubled with Inward Piles, but by using Parmelee's Pills. I was completely cured,  and although four years have elapsed since  then they have not returned." Parmelee's  Pills are anti-bilious and a specific for the  cure of the Liver and Kidney Complaints,  Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Headache, Piles,  etc., and will regulate the secretions and remove all bilious matter.  You need not cough all night and disturb  your friends; there is no occasion for you  running the risk of contracting inflammation of the lungs or consumption, while you  can get Bickle's Anti-Consumptive .Syrup.  This medicine cures coughs, colds, inflammation of the luDgs and all throat and chest  troubles. It promotes a free and easy expectoration, which immediately relieves the  throat and lungs from viscid phlegm.  her  is a symptom of Kidney  Disease. A well-known  doctor has said, " I never  yet made a post-mortem ex-  aminationinacaseof death  from Heart Disease without finding the kidneys  ���������were at fault." The Kidney  medicine which was first on  the market, most successful for Heart Disease and  all Kidney Troubles, and  most widely imitated is  Dodd's  Kidney  Pills  Tli-   V- l.i.-l'v   .'t   <������������������_'  t.  The velocity of light is 192,000  miles in a second of time. From the  sun light conies to tho earth in eight  minutes. From some of the fixed  stars of the twelfth magnitude it  takes 4,000 years for the light to  reach   us.  Already PnyIrigr Taxes.  "You  say your wife is   worth  weight in gold?"  "I do, sir."  "Aro you willing to pay taxes on her  at 'that  valuation?"  This, of course, was bringing things  down to au extremely'practical basis,  but it i".sized the husband ouly for a  niimuo.  "M.v dear sir." he replied. "1 am already paying taxes ou her at a higher  valuation than that, aud she makes  ! he collections li<'i->.'l I'."��������� Chicago Post.  The Brevity.of Dnllarat.  It w_s in Ballarat that'Mark Twain  found   the   local  language so .puzzling  at tirst.  the good people-of the place  '���������'deeming  life   too  short   to  dawdle  In  their talk..  The m'aj'br called on the American  .-humorist and laconically said. "K'ni."  Then when Mark Twain gave .him. a  cigar lie simply said. "Q."  Subsequent .'in .uiry revealed that  these terms were Ballaratese for "welcome"       unit       "���������!'" nl.-       y-^n "  MINAED'S LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia.  There never was, and  never will   be, a  universal panacea, in one rem- dy, for all ills  to which fksh  is heir���������the very nature of  many curatives being such that were   the  germs of other and  differently seated  diseases rooted in the system of the  patient���������  what would relieve one ill in turn would aggravate   the   other.    We   have, however, in  Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and.  grievous ills.   By its gradual and judicious  use the frailest systems are led into convalescence and strength by the influence which  Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives.  It relieves the drooping spirits of those with  whom a chronic  state of morbid  despondency and lack of interest in life is a disease,  and, by tranquihzing the nerves, disposes to  sound  and_ refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor  to  the action of    the  blood, which,  being  stimulated, courses   throughout  the  veins,  strengthening  ihe healthy animal functions  of  the system,  thereby making   activity a  necessary result, strengthening the frame,  and giving life to the digestive organs, which  naturally demand  increased substance���������result, unproved appetite. _>orthrop& Lyman,  of Toronto have given  to the public their  superior Quini-ne Wine at the usual rate, and,  gauged   by the  opinion of  scientists, this  wine approaches nearest perfection of any in  the market.   All druggists sell it.  The New Tea. Ceylon and India  Green Tea, is rapidly growing in favor with Japan tea drinkers, bo-r  cause it is similar in taste to the finest Japan Tea, it is infinitely more  delicious and far more healthful in  use. It is being introduced by the  "SALADA" .Tea Company in their  well known sealed lead packets and  they say it is going to displace Japan Tea just as "SALADA" Black  Tea has displaced all other Black  teas.  A Kentucky' Thought,  "It is very impressive," said tho sentimental young person, "to look out on  the ocean, to'think of that immense body  of water which forms so large a'���������propor  tion of this earthly sphere."'  "Yes,"   answered   Colonel ��������� Still well   o.  Kentucky,   "and    what    most    impress.,  me. sir. is the wisdom of nature in put  ting  salt  into  it  so   that   it  couldn't  hv  mistaken  for a  h.verage."  Minard's liniment Cures Burns, Etc.  The Retort Disconnconi.  Dramatist���������My tragedy was not hissed off the stage, as you predicted.  Critic���������Of course not. One can't hiss  and yawn at the same time.���������Heitere  Welt  Overheard   In   the   Pnlnls   des  Beam  1 Arts.  Mrs. Billings (an enthusiast)���������Come  into this room, dear; the pictures are  stunning.  Mr. Billings���������We've been in this room  before.  Mrs. Billings���������Why. no. dear.  Mr. Billings���������Yes. we have too. I  remember th.it picture very well, and  I want you to understand I'm not going through any of these rooms twice.  ���������Brooklyn Life.  MINAED'S LINIMENT Cores DanW.  EVERYTHING ... |  ���������^-FOR THE PRINTER |  We keep _ large Stock alwayi on  hand of  TYPE  PRINTERS'  MATERIAL  AND  MACHINERY.  .'������������������ "���������*-.'"  W* can fit out iDaily or Weekly  Papers or Job Outfits on a  few hours notice.  We also supply READT-PKINTS,  STEREO-PLATES 'and  PA P E R  AND  CARD STOCK  TORONTO TYPE  FOUNDRY CO.,  K  LIMITED  175 OWEN ST, WMIPES.  - _3___fi___t_______-__.!  the  SLEEPLESSNESS is due to nervous ex-  citement. The delicately constituted, the  financier, the business man, and those whose  occupation necessitates great mental strain  or worry, all suffer less or more from it.  Sleep is the great restoi er of a worried brain,  and to get sleep cleanse the stomach from  all impurities with a few doses of Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills, gelatine coated, containing  no mercury, and are guaranteed to give satisfaction or the money will be refunded.  A  NeljfUborhood Tr_._redy.  "We   bought a lawn   mower   at  Montague auction."  "Well, tbat was all right, wasn't  it?"  "All right? Maria says it is our old  one. which they borrowed and never returned. "  THE NATIONAL LIFE  ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  Issues  an  Ideal   Policy.  Write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK  I\l������T8. JVIanitobn. aiid N. XV. T.f  Winnipeg. Alan.  Or to PETEIi DICKSON, General Ajyent,  Winn I pei;, Man.  Brm  Cheshire cheese owes its excellence  partly to geological causes, tbe red  landstone and bowlder clay, with its  immi-!u���������e salt deposit... of which the  -���������ountry is formed, producing a herbage  }_cuiiurly suited fur e.h _ese pr^duc������ioo.  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN   CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Flno catalo(_-u������  5_m illustrations mailed free. Write ua for any  thii_r in Music or Musical Instruments.  Toronto, Ont., and  Winnipeg, Man.  Whaley Eoyce & Co.  Manufactured bv THOS. LEE, Wlnnlpegi  MINAED'S LINIMENT for Sale Eyerywbere.  Catholic Prayer g^AxSrsS^  ulars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works, \lail orders receive prompt attention. J, & J. __tUiBr& C0.,M0ntT8_I  W. N. U.   293.  I  r.  I;  i  1  ������'i  |y"  I'  V:  1>I  rt_  i'- '���������  ���������?'  fit  Z.i\  ������_?  ft  Hi  07  ������.���������'  f r  r%  ?ty If  1/  -_.__.j_i   C Uiu._>_ixv_i^__._^   jl-������ _j .v _>  Issued  Every   Wednesday  VV. B. ANDBKSOX,  KJoTOi  The commas or T"iik Xicw^- __��������� op u to ���������_11  who wish to exprc ..^ 'heroin views .-������.; inn'-l-  fcraof pnhlio  int.rc-.:,.  While we do nut h-ild nil. _ .h'tv;   ro.pon i  hie fur the utterances of corii_. o< (i.rjL-. v,c  reserve   the right    of   der.linirig   to   itisf-rt  rtommu<iica,tirvi<* nnri' c������.ssarily |>"r-"r_������!ly  WEDNESDAY,    DJtC.   otli. 1900  ������ ti ���������ncawvxtu.j^nxx .km  QUATSINO   MTNES.  Interest in.    Report   From   Mr.    V,'.  Sutton,  Mining Engineer.  J.  The Quatsino Mining __ !������,>.. _.fj0_  Company has received ... following letter from the geologist. Mr. .V. .1. Sutton,  M. E.:  Victoria,  Nov.  22,  If) OO-  The Q'u.'its'.ao  brining & Reduction Co.,'  Ltd.,  Yicforia.  R; C:  Sirs,���������In  reply  to  your  request  for  a  statement of my opinion  regarding  tho  mining .property of'the Quatsino Mining  &  Reduction   Company,   Ltd.,   at  Qu:it-  fiino Sound, I bog to submit the following:  During tho month of May Inst I mado  an cxaniiniition of the ore deposits on  tho Xpw'C"!!.. lock' claim, situated on  tho norlh side of Canyon creek, on the  southeast arm of Quatsino sound, which  I understand 1ms boon purchased, together with the surrounding properties,  your   company.      As   my   visit   was  at   lhe   lime   of   my   vi-at.   and   1   undcr-  i   stand that it maintains its strength well  [   during   the   summer   season.      It   has  a  number of largo falls,  and  may 1>_ utilized  for  power.  The most economical way of handling  ore of this character would be 10 convert it into copper malte'on tlie ground,  as i-- now being dope on Texada inland.  The Quatsino ore deposits are in  many r<-'������]>"c-1s like 1ho������e of Texada  island, which are intimalely associated  with dykes of folsito, and close to tlie  contact of a large intrusion of granite in  limestone. The mineral bornite is  found there in addition to those occurring at Quatsino. but this is generally  regarded as a secondary mineral, duo to  liberation   from   surface;   waters.  The copper deposits oC Katie. Mont.,  are of a somewhat similar character,  namely, replacement deposits in a highly  siliceous   eruptive.  At Quatsino there is evidence of  nietamnrphism on a large scale, and, so  far as could be judged from surface indications. T feel assured that you have  a properly worthy of extensive exploitation, and one which T can commend to  the attention of the mining investor.  Yours truly,  WILLIAM J. BUTTON.  and stroll off; to  si  HOMING   TRAMPS.  Those Who are  Used    1o    Chicago    No  ���������   Longer "Migrate for tho  Winter.  hy  prompted solely by a personal desire to  see the property, my examination of tlio  same was not exhaustive; consoqucntly  I .cannot prepare a full report without  another visit.  At that time a number'of open cuts  and short drifts had been made in tlie  face of tho hill, exposing considerable  bodies of sulphurets of copper and iron.  At one placo in particular on the- New  Comstock claim there was a face of ore  extending along a drift for about '20  foot carrying a good percentage of.  copper.  Several   smaller  cuts  had   boon  made  within a few hundred feet of each  other, all disclosing more or less copper  ore.  From   tho  small   amount   of   development work, it would be difiiculf to make  an   accurate   estimate.      Judging   from   ���������'  what was in sight, T am of the nntnion   ;  that   several   thousand   tons   might    lie  taken     out    at     small   expense,   which   ;  run   from  5  to   10  per  cent,   in  copper.  Not having made a  careful  sampling.  I  could   not give   an   estimate   of  its  gold  and  silver contents.  The ore consists of chaloopyrito.  pyrite and pyrrhotite, with a gangue of  massive garnet.  Tho hillside in which tho ore bodies  occur appears to be thc periphery of a  largo granitic intrusion in a bolt of limestone. At the foot of thc hill and along  tlie shore for several miles to the north  there are good exposures of cherty limestone (likely carboniferous), which is cut.  by numerous porphyry dykes; no doubt  tongues from the centra] granite area,  which extends to the south of Canyon  creek. The country rock in immediate  contact with the ore is a light-colored,  compact felsite.  The ore deposition appears to have  taken place through the agency of ascending aqueous solutions, aud has the.  character of what is termed replacement deposits.  It is possible that the ore bodies may  have been formed, along the contact of  "Well, d'y' tink dis is de Pammer house?  the eruptive rock and the limestone, and  become exposed in their present position  through the erosion of the limestone, as  there is evidence of very extensive erosion over that portion of Vancouver  Island.  A notable feature of the surface out-  croppings is thc absence of oxidized i  material or gossan, which may bo ac- ,  counted for on the basis of very rapid ,  erosion. j  The   locality   has   undergone     several   j  very   pro .oinicod   volcanic   disturbances,   ;  rendering   favorable   conditions   for   the   '  depositio-'   of ore bodies.     The  granitic   !  intrusion 'before   mentioned   most   likely   '  took  place before  the  coal  measures  of  that  region   wore  laid   down.      The  coal  measures  are  regarded   as  belonging  to   <  the   cretaceous     period     and   cotempor-   !  nnoous  with those of Nanaimo.      After  the deposition of the coal  measures, and  probably during lat_ tertiary  times,  an-   '  oiner   great   disturbance   took   place,   as  the   coal   incisures   have   been   cut    by   ;  numerous     trachytic     dykes,   with     the   ;  effusion   of     several      large     bodies   of  trachvto,    notably    Haddington      island  and Mount Lick  fa hill about five miles   ;  to the west.) 1  Your property is beautifully situati-d  for economical working���������in f:.et an ideal  location in that re_pect. The hill is :  very steep, necessitating very short tunnels. I should recommend an aerial  tramway for conveying the ore down  tho hill to the shore, where there is deep  water for any vessel. The distance  would be about a mile, with a fall of  about   1,000   feet.  Canyon  creek was quite a large crook  From the  Chicago Tribune.  Thc tramps are coming back to Chicago  to go into winter quarters. It used to bo  that with fhe approach of snow aud ice  tho tramp winged his flight with the wild  duck to tho tfunny southland. The tramp  would explain hiis migration by raying  ho did not like sno\������ balls as a steady  ;   diet.      But   thc   tram;'   found   that   while  I  Ihere was  plenty  of _.m.shi_.   and bahuv  I  btoozes during the winter months in the  j soti th land, yet m unshino and balmy bronz-  i en were also far from fattening and that  ! the opportunities for picking up .sustenance during the weary winter months  were mu_h bolter in a big city than in  th" .south. A large proportion of, trumps  continue to go south yet with the coming  of the first frost, but a comstautly increasing number each year turn their  wandering i'oolstcp_ toward the big _iti.>  whore a bed in the cheap lodging hou> _���������.-���������  may be hail for _ u .11. and where philan  thi'opic citizens with dimes may be had  or  the boulevards.  Tho tramp������ that como lo Chicago in  thi- winter do not remain at a pei ma neat  address during the cold months. So-, o  of thorn live in the basements of deserted  hiiiklin_. nnd others occupy quarters in  . box cars on the _i.le track, in fhe raii-  ��������� load yards. In a yard 111 i.iahu'Ciilh  street arc a  larae number of abandoned  say.  "well. nil.   fellers  their  bunks.'  Tbe unhappy ones who feel themselves  elected 10 carry the "banner" are all  r-r. idenly .mitten with deainc;-. when ,ihe  bouncer makes his announcement. Th<-y  sit .-l.-iiin.. isfoadfasf ly at the stove un.il  the bouncer, who oil en earrie. a b.i_o  ball bat a.s an emblem of his authority,  touches them on the shouidcr and sa.\. :  "Y\'( 11 voung felly, if yonise a-goin' to  carry, why carry!"' Then out iuio t.ie  night  they go.  Many tramps, however, scorn lodging  houise. except on fhe ooblast nights. They  nian-t .0 to live somehow, no matter how  ci-Jd the u entli.r may be though how they  do il i.s a my.--'cry. They often drag  considoialnc clothing into the nests they  inhabit under sidowalk.s and in the bar-o-  iii'-nb. of deserted buildings, and ou cold  nights, after putting on all, the clothes  th.y have, they build small fires and  seme ono _it.s up and tends tho lire while  the others .sloop.  "I'm a-goin' back ter Sheccago," s\.id'a  tramp  who  sat by the side oi  the track  at Oak Park, when the freight crow had  put  him  off.      ''As  de  sciioolbooks lister  i.;iv.  "JD.  coh; wind does bio' an' we .shall  Ley snow,  an' wot will de hobo do then,  poor thing? Why, he'll Nit in ther s'loon  an'  keep hissil' warm  an'  hide his head  in do  free, lunch, poor  thing.' Ain't it de  tintli.      Dat's   right.      Wu   usler   alwus.  gw clown  to  OreJcans  wen it como  cold,  but (lore's so many goes down dat away  dat it's poor pickin.'   ' It ain't ho hard ter  get along in' Sheccago in dc winter time.  Do   colder   it   is   de   quicker  somebody'! 1  say ter ins, 'Pour man. wat a shame, an'  it's cold ernuff tor freeze do tail often or  iron monkey.' Den dey coughs up or dime  In summer  time dey  wud  jes say,  'You  big  hulkin'   rascal,   wy  don'  you  git.  tor  wuk'.-" An" in winter time dey give us do  warm   smile.       Sure,   the   warm   smile.  Den we kin alwuz rustle up a few han'-  onts on de col'e_t day.     It's dead ezy to  pick  up coal  offr.de railroad  track.,   an'  we allu��������� iin'  some good  place tor crawl  into  an' build  a fire.      It's me to Sheccago for dc winter."   o   NEW MACHINE  GUN.  A Weapon One Man Can  Use as an Ordinary  Rifle.  A   recent   issue  of  ������<r  traction engines that wore used last  , winter by the tramps as their homes.  ' Old street cars fdiovod out behind car  brrns and left to decay aro also quietiy  confiscated by tramps aud used until the  barn   boss   drives   them   away.  On extremely cold nights, when the  box cars and the traction engines aro  cheerless and gloomy, the tramps walk  the streets until they can collect the price  of a bod at a lodging house, and failing  to raise the necessary amount they take  refuge in the police stations. The policemen send them downstairs to the big-  room in front of the cells. They spread  newspapers on the floor, and thou lie  down   and   sleep   peacefully   until   morn  ing. Every genuine hobo  piece of suap a . 1 a :;������������������������������������ spap.er. . Ou the  rare occasions wli-i-u th y perforin -their  .ablutions they .ooni to ruse any soap  except their or,,., .a.nd-they never 'think  , of lying down to their rest at night without .spreading their newspapers under  them. Tramps know the value of paper  in keeping out cold, and sometimes an  apparently thinly-clad tramp will have  newspapers judiciously stuffed in his  clothing in lieu of underwear.  The tramp usually dines in the ay inter  months at the cheap saloons in Clark  street and in Halstoad and We_t Madison streets, whore for five cents paid for  a large vase of beer they are permitted  to stand in front of thc lunch counter  and harpoon the tempting viands there  displayed until the hoarse voiced bouncer  moves down upon ilium and demands:  How much perwisions d'y' tink yer  bought wid   d.".f live cenisV  In the cheap lodging houses the tramps  can find a bed for prices varying from  .   cents to :_">.     The customary prices in  tho London, Eng.,  ibiily Express statu-.- that a Mr. W. S.  Sim..won has had an interview with Mr.  sYyndbam and other officials of the war  ofiieo, and has explained to them the  ..-principles 01 his new ''niachiij" rifle."  This is the Mr. Simpson of "Simpson'  1 iovor-chain    fame,    and    wo    understand  1  1 tl at the war"olIice has ordered 2.000  I ^laud of tlie now l-ifio, and intends to  adopt it' moro extensively should it prove  .satisfactory. _ ho invention is a new dc-  j.arture in tho construction of small arms  and it is said to secure accurate marksmanship by mechanical moans. The action of if iu thai of a ride supported  up-  un the" ground by a stand, and a saddle,  upon which tiie soldier lies at full length.  Minature screws, like those upon a gun,  legulate direction and elevat.on to the  finite decimal parts, and with average  vision acrosN the sights the "bulseye" is  achieved  with   mathematical  precision.  The rifle is  fed on  the right-hand side  of tho  chamber and  takes 20 cartridges  at a time, and it has been estimated that  a single  regiment  armed   with  this  rille  carries   a   j   conkl   (i0_lvur  o.jO.OOO  shots) in  2.2  minutes,  which is more  than  could  bo .fired  in the same time by six regiments armed  with the Loe-Metford or Mauser assisted  j ��������� by-their machine gun  detachments with  ���������  augumentod strength. .   The rifle is not,  ;  under ordinary circumstances fired from  1  the .shoulder,  but  is held  in.position by  j   the.   weight   of   the   soldicr'sprone   body  along  the saddle.     Vibration  and  recoil  aro controlled.     The weight of the arm  is  three  pounds  moro  than  that of  the  Loe-Metford,     which,     of  course,   is nothing   in   comparison   with   the   possible  results..     The actual  cost  of the rifle, is  little   more   than   that  of   tho   magazine  rifle,   and  its   construction   makes   it  usable from the shoulder as well as a fixed  machine gun upon tho ground.  The   stand    mechanism    is   adjustable,  and does not interfere with the carriage  of the  rifle  in  tho hand  of  the infantry   |  soldier .or cavalryman.      "Every man has  his own  niaeh  me  run-  is  the order, and  i.n severe pressure it is claimed  that 100  shots  can  be  "handed" or.t in a minute.  tlie majority of the cheap ioogmg houses j ,mt ^^ ()). ^.^  ^ .m ^.^^ Y.itB  are IU aud  15 cents.      In the early j.art j ilimf;t,sil,h.  to  maintain.      Under all  con-  I-..' tho evening the big frot.t. room of the i (,lfious th(, ..im_ .,. -s chlim0(1< is .iccm..ltfi  lodging  houses   which   correspond   to   the 1  fe 'ns m y        a  &r/.P  __i-v-- -*  ^_ H  %  S3?   v  v-| ���������  Co*1* .._.  ^a__������*  k _1 ___* &__><*__-.>    __ikt^ : r?   frjcj g..��������� ::r   g*^    _j_3(! _ _. _ _���������_; ���������^  _________*..__. ���������* i? _Hi:3__r_ur ___  s:-fisj   "to  1  corridor   of   tho   higher-jiriced    hotelsi   iu   I  .Michigan   avenue,   is   filled   by   a   misccl- 1  ianeons   crowd|   among   wham   are   many  \  tramps  and   who  sit  as  close   to  the  red  j  hot  stove   as   posisil.de.      As   the   evening i  1  passes  ou   these   n������   the   crowd   who   have  10 cents seek their bods. , At 10 o'clock  a big, red faced bouncer appears and announces in clarion tones, "Now youse fellers wot's got du price get to yer holes,  and youso feller, wot got ter carry lhe  banner, carry!"'  To "carry tlie banner'' means to walk  the .street: all night, or until fhe wanderer can get enough nnau-y lo pay for a bod.  Si' tiie plutocrat, who havo a dime each  in their pockets ri.se languidly fnun their  chairs, and casting . uporior glances  about (hem to call attention to the fact  that  the;- are guests ,,( |i:,. j<ji.I.igiii-_r hniise  and in  the zone of fire impenetrable under rapid discharge.      Tho mechanism is  simple, and the use of such a vide would  )  seem   to   placo   small-fire   upon', a   higher  )  piano   than   can  bo   attained   by  any  ordinary rifle.   o   TO THE   IBAF.  A rich lady curfd of her Deaf-  ncs- and Noises in Hip Head by  Dr. Nicho.s; ir. Artificial "Ear  D.-um?, crave $10,000 lo his Tnsti-  tute, so that deaf yeople unable to  jifoenre (he Ear Drams may have  them free. Add res No. 14517.  Tie Nicholson Institute, 780  Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.  > __i  McMillan fur & wool co.  I EXPORTERS  A.VO   IPJIPORTEIIS. ���������*    , -  j .   -       200-2.12 r_RST AV=. hO':7Hj Sl������_EAP0USf E������ll_.?i.  ' fe_T^_f^rte   .of Our &irc.iAts&r a_>i S������a tho BJs������������������j*f_ We Pev.0^;  rewery,  Beep  PpesIi LagEi  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and    Porter.  THE BEST   IN   THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be pa id for in l onuatioi.   leading   to   conviction   o  persons vsithoiding or destroyin_ any   kegs   belonging  to   this   company  HENRY 11 __ IFEL,   Manager.  "MAHRER '&  CO. ~  Wholesale    Wine    and   Liquor    Merchants.  NANAIMO,   B; C  irect I_qport  of Whyte and McKay, GlasROiv Special Scotch Whisky,  [as. Watson & Co., Dundee, Glcnlivct.  R. Mc.Ni.sh &��������� Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special.  Al. Demcrara and JamaLa Rum, \    <~  Guinob-' Siout and H.isV Ale.  F101 ch Cognacs in the \ ory best qualiiie"i.  J'on, Sherry, Clarets, Etc., Etc.  ALWAYS ON   IT AND���������A Carload of   Hiram    Walker's    &    Son's    Rye    Whiskies.  C.ERESPONBENCE SOLICITED.  ' P.O.BOX   14.  *i>  iA.^,^x^i  ������l__,rr>_(_  H^~K  Isf O'"1"1 LCE.  I'l'i: t UM   I :  lil  II .1  (  ���������������)  >.  M.IIlt N   I        <  .    ���������   -i - emu;  X     II     I.'    ���������   ���������      ���������  N OV  I   -     M-   ���������-      '  UU>   U rt ana  Fo:  ine Ckih.ii  N .-11.1      f    ui'o   an-1  , . .������-^ S     v     'tl,  ..ui   1   .....   ii   E 4'H-  1     !,,1    i'  . \    ( mi u ��������� 11 y  ',,,   O 'M niOli|Jt_NI'.  . -, Th t  KSDAY, til-  MBI-K N-XT A  ,   -    1 ���������   -    . ������������������ 1���������������     ������   ������������������  iii>    \  i  III* '1   -.'. \ r a    .    _u  \v. 11. _i 1.  s  0 tob-r 2.  >00.  MRS.     PENCELLI, Nurse,     lion e  .mm  i._   uni  Wii.lvilf,' :������ "I   Ii   ���������:��������� iug (luiie.  -)���������'���������-7-  S-'i'til.  <.'.'���������������������������.'.<.-:!:���������.���������'... T-   -C-  AY)\  m  LOTS FOR SAU_,  Aj'v.''y to,   .  ir,m_. " L. W.NUNNS.  iSTRAY ON MY PEtMl ES.  OX 10 KI_D ST  Ow _<-���������;���������    rnav  1 : ��������� ��������� \- ; 1 1 _;  (!���������-���������< an  anu (.:  lER.  .branded    X.  rivovi-M' same by  ]>!-.v,'(.rtv and p 1 vinii  ch arses of   advertining  AI. C-JI13SON,  mar;>.  r^  <<s't  w..  nitl.   c  k.  1GBS FOR EATOHIM  kp;mait & '���������a_���������_iu. fiy.  r'SY,"i'-J^^"xY->Z"   '  ���������).--r ~>4____t_a^:Tv;:*iT;.]}T^-J \ -.-t  _-������-i-.*._.-.-nj_������^^Ti".^   . ,_".--*��������� 1 '. .  M_r*'   t. Zi .  ���������  ^������������������fs--"���������.-;',-.-.���������"'ft ���������rr;'"-*.*-y,i_������-jVI'*-!S'','.,V'-'>'fi  -*%^- ^.^m^T^^p^i&f<}~  VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.  Taking   Effect  Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1900  S. S. "City of Nanaimo.  Sails from Vi"t ria Tuesday, 7  a.m. for Nanaimo and  Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wednesday 7 a. m., for Union Wharf,  Comox and Way1 ports.  Sails from Comox ��������� and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimoj Friday 4  ���������a.m. for Comox and Union Wharf  direct.  Sails from Cornox^ an_ Union  Wharf,Friday'6 p. ni, -for Nanaimo  direct.  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and Way ports.  EOU  Freight   tickets   and State  roim Apply on hoard,  GEO.  L   COURTNEY,  Traffice Manage  Black Diamond lursery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  f.i;o?i i: i:a \  w  T.AYKIIS.  *-J  ,������:f i inc.  sin :ng.  Be'aek 1 nn . - bn   :  Black   Minorcas-',    -1'2    |.i.r  Baired  Plymouth   Rocks,    !.l    per  sitting.  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  GRACE CHURCH Methodist  Sunday School will have the annual XrVA3 TREE on Dec 25th,  in Grace Church.  HFTDHEESOB  &  PERRY,  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Large Assoi tinent of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  s!2tu P. O. BOX,  190.  FINE  - DONE AT���������  Tie lews Office.  / lc  TELEGRAPHIC  MKJUTIOiN".  Smallpox in Nanaimo vva. of the  mildest form.  Mart oil Its j:ave Kruger a warm  welcome. He may yet heat the  Fiench to boilir.g p'ofi.t.  S,r Arthur Sullivan, the noted  composer, died in London on 22nd.  Weather s:/ h -t vvus experienced  in Pennslyvania on the 20th_ that  many people we     pio-traied.  A strong eft'oiv i.- ;>ein<r   nmde to  {\    capture Aquiualdo.    l'A������j.-y 1.0 can  Emp-res. Dowdger is said to have  |,    issued decree   lo   prep re   for   v,;ir  against allies. -.'':-.- ,,.-'':  Mr. Stonehou e,; .peaking in   ih.  upper country  jegarding   dairying  I    said:  "As an im. am e uf, the pr"' ii s  |   to b,Qc derived   by.   the   intelligent  prosecution of this branch of, agri-  ^v   culture, ihei case"of Mr.   Alexander  Urquhart, of Comox, was mentioned  \    The gentleman's   herd   of   Jersey.-,  and grade Jerseys produced   butter  ���������y    this year, at a modei ate estimate of  the value of $97 per cow.  It was mentioned recently that a  British Columbia ;ancher had be n  awarded a Paris ExhiUiion diploma  f. r flax-fibre, but it is'not gener-  {i ' aliy known thai Briush C< lumbia  s ,. also secured first prize   in   tiie   fir-  ft  m    timber exhibit over all other   com-  '     pe'.iors,   ii.eluding    Oregon     aud  |V    Washington,    U. S.      Tne   British  Culuiiibia'fir seciidn  shown   at tho  2'arie Exhibition was secured a few  ff   miles west of i\Tew Wt-. trains er, un ���������  U:ider   the supervisi -n   of   Timber  Tn.-pector    Mu.r, y.    Thc    section  sent nica^ur.d 5 i et in Jeng'h, and  90   inches   acio s,   excludi ig    ihe  baik.���������Colun'] loan.  St. John, N.   1$..    N-. v. - 15.���������The  r -count of bulb' ..s for Kin' 'scounty  /   t   .i.ike i.h'.ce on FrM  v, at   rl;l ��������� i>  t   n,'-v������ ii   probably  ups-it   the   p.!et -  ti   ��������� *���������������������������'.     I  i   said a bff:o nn'nh.r of  ]���������   i.o's were not pi in tod   accor, i.-g  to b������.\v.    There is ai-oa romo.- th *i  tli"   do ady    re urnin _���������   pftir.*r������-   rn  pome .xf the booth . failed to   ini.m 1  billots.  it _.������.:���������_ iuu ol���������'   . I'iiiiiit.ti Ji>-C/-i>_������.  Kow v.re have-a factor to ' consider is"  o_v stn.y of crime that is .-in iniport.-iiit.  ono. ami iisbearing u]-ou r,U.   heredity  view   i_ i'_r   Hvoisi' hu--yi)ihzn-:t.'' iri .f.  Bosco,  who   has '."made   v '.���������tnparative  .truly  of the statistics .or '���������'.homicide ."iii  Europe, shows that,' while in ei_lit 'viiixi-:,  cipie slates in  Western  Europe���������Spy.in'  excepted���������with a population- of 128,.06.���������'  000 pr.n>le over ten years  of atTe,.  there  are 2,777 annual trials for imirder.. Italy  with 25.000.000 individuals of like age,  lias \i, .00 such trials.' .France,'Belgium,  England,   Scotland,    Ireland,   Ai.s_.ia,  Holland, Germ any, with six times the  population of Italy, only  furnish three ;  fourths as many murders.   The statist.  .al tables of Dr. Bosco place the -civi'  ized   nations  of'.-, Europe, -.Scandinavia  iind Russia excluded,  in the  following'  ascending order of homicidal crivj > i" ������!ity  Holland, England, Germany, fc."t; .-__���������  -��������� France, Belgium. Ireland, Aust: ';a. Kan  .ary, Spain aud Italy���������a seal.   :__(__.-diii^  sii, .gestioti to the psychologist.  Hippocrates believed that all region.?'  .iahle tb violent changes of 'climate pro  'ilnctid men of fierce and stubborn dir.p'osi  ?.ion. 'Buckle declared that the interrup-  Lion of work caused - by-.instability   oi  cliihte lends to inst .bility of character.  ���������'Q'.-if-Uilet says that "tho number of .crime's  against .property,relatively to the nuu_-  bev of ciimes against the'person increas  es considerabh'-' as we advance ' toward (  the North.      Another eminent student  of French orii> _ii_] statistics   M. Taro"'-:  co1 .rirms the 07������iniou or tho ]alter a nth  orit/, and admits that liigh temperatnv.  do _ py .rcise  an  indirect  iniiuence  or.  the criminal passion.    But ihe most exhaustive investigations in this  problem  have been recently undertaken in   '$���������!.*.  by Signor E'erri, -whose crinr.nal statistics of France show that crimes against  the person  rise   with  the  temperature,  thor.o agiunst property do  tlie  reverse  Clearly, climate  has a great.- influence  but how at. at India, which is far lo.sr  homicidal than any European  country;  ,India has not lialf as many homicides  annually as England.    Wilh this exam  pie before  us,   then, whatever  clim.-itt  has to do  with  fostciing these  crimes  may be obviatrd  by a bet lor   form  of  social organization. Here raci:1.! di. rine-  tion come, in,   and  1'rof. Fcrri s tabic-  gives this sequence of races,   namely-  First, the Teutons; tho Franco Celt: the  mixture of Slav,   Latin and Teuton in   j  0   1  Latin,   t Latin-American,   accordingly,   1  He Can   Save   You    Money' on all  HOMB CROWN: .  ���������V   .IflT" "������������������-r-_" "���������*-"������  !-���������--/-���������J-.-^'n----|-   ->������������������-.-*���������-?   -.    .t_.____^-. .-,   n-,���������^|  Fruit and Ornamental:  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines, v   .:.  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Pall Planting.  '    80,000 to Choose From  NO A&ENTS nor comnnasioii to pay.  Oidcr������ dug in 'one'day; .''you get it,'tho'  next. No .-fumigating nor inspection charges.  , Greeghou.Me plants, seed., agriuuhural  impleineuts, etc. 'Largest 'and most complete. s:ock in the province. Srnd for .catalogue pr call and make your ieltctious be^ ���������  fore placing your order..'    Addixj-s  M. J.  HENRY,  VANCOUVEK,' B.  C.  WEITE LABOR  O^'JA'.,'  NOTICE  TO MY old friends :n.d patrons in  Cuiiiberland and '.Union*  On June 1st next, I sliall be prepared to hunplymilk and cream,  f.erh .and .s'.veot.'-'biit.'er vi������<j-~.:&.c.,  and solicit.a;, resumption 'of tlie pa-  y trojV't'ge,fc-o-'-li'beratly- acc'oided me  'in the pa^t. ; ;  ;;:.-������������������,. : -.v.- A. HEATER.     "������������������  V; Courtney, B,:C.,May Yl, 1900. -, -  ���������n'Mil jijiMww.  mn  J A3. A. CART HE WO  fye.ry Stable  Tkamstkr and Draymen  Single and .Double j.ig.3  foi. Hire, ' All Orders  Promptly  -Attended   to  R.SHAW, "lyia'nager.  "Third Sty,     CVrr berlarrl.B..  f^  Sn  smen  _ a  4_J S>  BEFORE BUYING  A Gun,  '  RiFle,  ��������� Amnriunition.;  O'r anytliinp in.tlio  Snorting Lirje  CALL AND   REE  O. ir. VEOHSEN,  Of Cumberland.  EspimaJt k laiiaimo .By*  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE ���������  KOY.19'ri:, 189*.  '���������  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No  . ~1 Daily.  A..M  No.  1 riiiiiirday'  CM.  lie  .  !):(!!) ......  !':--S ..',....  ���������I":;) ......  10; I _.'......  .... Victoria........  -... .(1 . ll.ir.n- - * 1 I'l . . . . .  ,: Kociiit;'.....   DuriOiins .  .... !><:.,  -i;2.'.   "     i::*iM  ....: " y'y.'A   ...0 :1;"j  -  ' .!'. M..  J'.M.  Ar  l'-':l.i- ...  1 -1:;,',   .'....X.-uirtinio.'.'.'...  .... W !���������!' iiii;;oi>      .'-:7:!l  ...    M-  T'.'���������"���������  ^..y^^y.y.y^S>^y?^/^j&yzy-?yy^S^c/.^   ^_<>>Jcy  Cumhzrland  Mote  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 I >'._;.y. No. 3 ...-tninl.ij.  .\.M.' a M.   Wf .Ii]>u'tnn    Hi'.  I:."i     N'li-iiiio    '*  i:.i   |!iii-i-.ii������>. ���������'    i::i.*:  .    ..       i\ IICI'1   .'h     "      Ii. Hi       (in!  ' 11   c.-lill       ���������'    I.'.',.'  .  .  \~\, uii'i.i \v. 8:01) 1 .M.  lit dm I'd   'ii'U'--  ' o   mill   li'iiin   ail   ..uim.s   cm  S:iT 11 s-il   \S   itml   .Suiiil.i\ ~> KOOil Lo ruLUl'Il   J\lon  li.lV.  i'ur  r.iii.     n 1111   ������������������_    iiifoniiiiLiun    iipp;y  at  ('ui.!pai>.\ 's ��������� Jin cs.  A.  IJC.VS.MUli: Gi-:o. L. COCIH'N'KV.  JJi:i -iihys": Tr;>l'i_ J\htii__ei  h  , ivil't.  >.*.').  '���������  id:;:.  \ t  IMS  . 11:1.-)  _____c������____w__-___.i il_ ���������������<���������! m ������_ k_Hrji_Mi'r_i  \a_a_K���������������  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  A'ND SECOND S'l REET.  CUMBERLANJJ,,B. C.  Mj;s. J. II. Piket, Proprietress.  .\Vrliendn Cumberland be  sur  and stay   a,t   the   Cumberland  Hotel,   First-Class   Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders. '  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with   Hotel.  Austria; then the Magyar; lastly th������  Latin, t Latin-American, accordingly,  ia more homicidal than the Anglo-Saioo.  North.���������Phrenological Journal.  Purchases.  I  7f>  1  \VE   WANT YOUR  I' f  smsFACTor  ^^^^^���������=3i_N*^  __���������>  lrOE_  PRICES  I  ^������Vv 0? -^  "-i.������L_*''*_--;'^'i''__;  7&mm^  BUREAU   OF    PROVTlsrOIAL   INFOR-  MATIOl-r.  Our fee returned if we fail. Any one sending sketch and description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion i'recvconcerning tho patentability of same.. "How to obtain a patent" sent u;,on request. Patents  secured through us advertised for sale at our expense.  Patents taken cut through us receive special notice, without charge, in  The Patent P_i=:coitn, an illustrated and widely circulated journal, consulted  by Manufacturers and Investors.  Send for sample copy F"______���������    Address,  OTCfTOI? J* EWMMS &  GO*?  . 1 {Patent Attorneys,)  IF*  *J_W  _4_^p  wMmm  tiTQMm  I  1  1..  11/  .''V  :*������������������  ;���������';. -\,  IN. ORDER that the Government may be  in posse .sinn of definite information with  which to supply those seeking investments  in this Province, I am instructed . to .invite  particulars from those who have properties  for salp, and who may feel disposed to forward'such particulars to this office for the  purpose in.question.  In view of the prooosed early re-oreani-  satiou of the Agent General's Office in Lon  don, England, the'desirability of having, on  1^;^ yfile a list of farms and other broperties for'  sale, with full-and- accurate details, is obvious. Properties submitted may include  farms and farm Irnds, industrial or commercial concerns, timber limits water powers, or other enterprises affording opportunities for legitimate investment.  It is not proposed to recommen d proper  ties to intending investors, but to afford the  fullest access to the classified lists and all  available information connected therewith,  and: to place enquirers in communication  with the owners.  1 The fullest particulars are desired not  only of the properties themselves, but of  the localities in which they are situated, and  the conditions affecting them. For this  purpose printed schedules, will, upon ap-  p'icatiou, be forwarded to those desirous of  making sales.  R. E. GOSNEL,  Secretary,    Bureau   of  d5m Provincial Information.  __. iM.LLi.irr-.~-~-     ��������� ��������� ���������>._.-.-._..' _L.'ji_i__Lik'_i___J.������__i_iv_wrji<__  i_:.T Oil:;   I'JMCES    AND   'IT.I'.M.S ON  Pianos and   Organs  HKFORK OKDUIUNO  ELSRWIIKUK,  M. W   Waitt 8l Co.  Victoria, B.  C.  The olde.sfc and mosb reiiahle house iu the  Province.  Chas. Segrave, Local Agent,  Cumberland, B. C.  ADVERTIbE   IN THE  !  Have Taken   __n Office  'ui the Mash      Building.  Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland,  and am a������ent ft _��������� the fcllowin.u  reJi lile insurance companies:  The Royal Loridon and Lars-  ca_hi'e and Norwich Union. I  ��������� m ]-(pared to accept rinks _  curre t- rate?.    I am   mIso . gein  ^f"1' ''he y'anderd  Life   Iimnrance  Cori']KU'iy of   Ed nl urgh  and th  'Ocean Ace deni Company* of Eng-  J.tnd.     Piea.e   call   ai.d   investi  V \_ale befo:C insuring in ���������'������,)��������� o'.Iicj  Conij >any.]  ~^"  JAjNJES ARi.AMS.  Rates from'$1.00 to $2.00 per  day  ^^M^$^a    EX>SRl������_oa.  ��������� ..lv  TRADE  MARKS.  DESICNS.  COPYRICHTS  -O,  Anyone sendlnj? a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an tn.entlon Is  probably patentable.   Communications strlotl.  confidential. Oldest a. ency for securing patents  in America.   We have  a Washington office.  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'   '  '       MIHIRG- HKD SGiESTIFIC PRESS,    - ;  v-220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal..  I  am   prepared    to O  furnish Stylish Rigs ������  and do Teaming*- at O  reasonable rates. q  3 D. KILPATRICK,     g  Cumberland q,  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  o,  o  o  o  o  Q  o  o  o  S UB Stilt IP TION,  $2.  4  _.._  YEA  ALL  j\  IS I T.T  i'V  1  IN   L.  s  V  Vv'e h.ave just received a new supply ol Ball Programme Cards, Now  Stylo Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards'.; Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Cal;  and see...  The Nkws Job Departmenl.  Notice.  MUNICIPALITY^)!-' Till':  W  U11I  n���������Y Ql CUlBIELAfIi  n  icture Frqming.  Large   Assortment   of   Mouldings  Good but Cheap.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  ' Sarnj.les can be seen and orders  left at T. D McLean's, Jewellery  Store.  T~  KW       'jf-'. f*������y   ������v.  c^.������     ?5 _BV  W      M7&- J_____b_____  r.ICYCI.I-: RIDERS cau,,ht nclin.q  the -side, valk after ihis date will  prnsecii'.ed.  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METHODIST CIIURCH.-Skrvicks  at ihe usual limn .  morning and eveniny  i'pu-orth   Lon.uiu- meets   at the close   of  ev'nim. service.    Sunday School  at 2:30.  Rkv. \V. Hicks, pastor  ij".   _E^,JVE LEOC  I General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc, Hauled. Wood  \n Blocks Furnished^  SCAVENGER  WORK DDNJS  ftf  s.  R  m  *���������-'  t$  h JT''  IL  ���������. \<  !������ '  k',  IV.  ?]������������������������  __f  v,9 Ji  m  pi  f  wS  m  m  m  IK  ml  ml  m  i  m  _J.S  y:  ->r.  ill FOB    -__.  W������M__J_  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  .Author of "A Woman's Love,"  "Woman  Agaiiist Woman,"  '���������Her Fatal Sin," Etc.  8  i  to-day,  CHAPTER   XXXIII.  SILAS  AT'HOME.  "Is   Miss   Maud   any     better  ���������Toey?" .    ,   . y ' ',', "  "I'm afraid not. Sho be cruel bad.  for sure.- . 1; wonldii't, come aw������y till the  doctor  hi'.d   been."  ."And  what did he s������Vy?"     D  ���������'"Nothing.-io mc, of com so: but it wa.s  enough  to look at: his  I'.i'bc.''      "y   ���������  Silas ,'oodeve���������-for he , was 'tlie que.:  _diior���������muttered', between his teedi  something that sounded as much, like a.  threat,  as   a   prayer.  "'Keep us from temptation. But if  chance should throw one of'those Scrat-  frens, father or son. in my, \va.\-. boforp  Miss Maud gets well, I won't answer  for what may come of it. Come into  the cottage, -Toey," , he said, good-  naturedly, "and bring Tiddly in with  , y<u���������a   bone  will   do-: him   good."  "I don't know as he'll have the heart  to pick it," remarked Joey, as ho whistled his dog over the. .threshold. "He's  that fond'-of Miss Maud, is Tiddly, (that  it was' as much as I could do to keep  him from putting his teetihin the'leg  of the doctor, as he passed us in tf.ie  hall. Since she's been ill, he's takin' to  mopin'; and if he does forget hisself into  a, bark, it's sure to turn into a howl  ���������afore it's  done." ���������  Tlie interior of Silas Goodeve's cottage is unpretentious enough. It is  plainly, though substantially,' furnished, and but one room,, built out of the  house, and especially reserved for him,  gives evidence of its owner's peculiar  tastes and pursuits. <  This room was Silas Goodeve's workshop or laboratory, and in it. he made  ���������money; and for a man whose, ambitibm  "was not large,- the money he made was  "more than sufficient for his wants, and  for the wants of those who were neair  and dear to him.     ,     ,. -,"  'J he cottage had ��������� three other occupants; his aunt, Mrs. Bessie Muth-  ewes; Daisy, her adoyted daughter, and  .hmpihomia Griskin-  When .'Silas'" enters the cottage, he  finds Daisy with the sleeves of "her  frown tucked up, and floured up to her  dhnxded elbows, busily engaged witll  rolling-pin  and" a  pudding-board.  Mrs. Ma the wes, an a ncient ��������� person,  ���������flith sharp, lynx-eyes, as yet undimmed  by the age that had wrinkled her face  till it presentei tlie appearance of a  Berlin-wool pattern, was seated in a  roomy chair, from which, supported by  pillows, she watched the progress of  tiiose househohl labors which she could  .01 ly by voice and gesture assist.  "The sight of you is good for sore  ���������eyes, Silas- Where have you been these  two days?"  *T told you, granny, that I was off on  ���������one of my long rambles, and th.it you  ���������must  not  expect  me."  "Ah! rambles indeed! I'm  out of patience with   a  line young fellow like you,-  ��������� spending his  days  Hying m   the face of  nature,   by  preserving  a   mi reel of  dead  creatures, or dancing all day long after  tho  tail  of  a   buttft-riiy."  "It    brhigs   money,   granny."  "Well, yes: there's something in that."  -said   the old  lady,   whose amrer airainst  her  favorite,   Silas,   was  soon  mollified.  '"It's  an old  adage  that   fools  and   their  "money are soon parted, so do you make  y(i:r market while you can."  "I will: but meanwhile -here's your  ycung friend Joey and Tiddly wink  wanting some supper, when that pie be  done."  "Done! It's for to-morrow," laughed  Da-isj.  "You've   something  ������������������suppose':'''  "Oh.   yes!     Th<>re'r-:  width Fi'cmy wiii  wa  .in   apple   tart,   and   i.he   remains   of   a  plum  pie."  " That'll   do."   whispered  ing I. .phom-ia  by  the elbow  three   up-ni   the   fable,   and  a   st ranger- of   mo."  " Is Miss Maud bet to  Anxiously,   approaching  " Worse,   much   worse,"  giomily.  " Poor   young   lady!"���������it  Mathewes who  now spoke  different   voice   from   her  lous tone���������"poor  dear young lady,  is  a   heavy  cross to   bear,   Silas."'  " Yes.   yes!"   ho   said,   wilh   something  of   impatience   in   his   manner:   "hut   we  -won't talk of that now. Things are not  so   bad   but   we   may   yet  hope   for  the  best.    The doctor hasn't given up hope."  "The   doc-tor!"   ejaculated   Mrs.   Mathewes,   with   strong      contempt.     'When  did   any   doctor   give   up   hope,   as   long  as his patient had a  fee in his pocket?"  "But,    granny,    Doctor   Doldrum    lias  nothing  to   do   with   Miss   Maud.     It   is  Doctor   Cameron   win.    was   called    in."  "All  the better for him.     He'll   make  has money out   of it,   whatever becomes  ���������of  her." *  Two hours had passed away. The  twilight was fast deepening into night-  Mrs- Matthew. 5? had been wheeled into  her own room: Joey, with his faithful  companion, had long ago departed for  Oakwoods; and stil/ Kilns Jingcred in  Che   ga therm .    darkness.     gazhi_   down  upon the long-extinguished embers on  the  hearth.  A light touch is laid on his shoulder;  and a soft voice���������oh! so very, very  gentle���������whispered   in   his   ear:  "Why are you so sad, Silas? Is there  nothing til. it can bring happiness to  your heart?" . ���������.,   ���������  "If I am. not happy, Daisy, it is not  the fault of the kind hearts I find everywhere a.rouhd -me���������least of ail, of your..  You must not fret yourself about me,  dear,  or my strange moods."  "Is    Miss    Willougbby   so      very     ill,  and, yet  for the better  Sil.  could   not   be   worse,  Cam-  must  Lit_e  in  the   larder,   I  a   rabbit     ste.v.  :m up in a minute.  Joey,   pin'h-  ; ."put 'em all  I   don't   make  ?" asked Dnisy,  Silas.  ."   be  answered.  was      Mrs.  , but in   a   far  former   (.ueru-  hers  "She  live."  "Pray heaven a  change  may   soon   take  place."  "Pray, heaven it may. Doctor  eron is a skillful man, and we  hope  for the  best."  D'-iii.y sighed. There was very  comfort for her-   ' .-:  "G'ood-night.   Silas?" y  "Good-might,' and Odd . bless you,  dear!". He stooped down and, kissed  her forehead; then, with the same preoccupied   manner,    moved   away   to   his  room.. '   '      \'-   '    ���������  Once alone. The door locked, the cut-  tain. of the window drawn and his lamp  lighted, the whole demeanor of Silas  Goodeve underwent a complete change.  I.very muscle of his handsome face is  quivering with emotion, and from the  large, blue, drearily eyes hot tears  showered down upon an open letter,  ,w._ich is lying among a heap of jsc.-vt-  tered -pa.pe-s  before  him.  The   letter   is   discolored     with     age,  worn with frequent folding and untoid-  hi���������.    It is dated more than a year back,  from   the   port   of   San   Francisco,   and  -addressed' to  Silas1 Goodeve. ���������,  ��������� Oo'nmiencihg with the , words "My  ever dear son," it went on to describe  the .many sad vicissitudes Richard Goodeve? had undergone; but at hist, Fortune,  tired of making him her .football, had  taken  him  by  the hand  as  a  friend.'  Under tiie name of Owens he had  entered into .several ' important speculations in California, all of which had,  to his own surprise (for he had at last  grown into the belief that he was hopelessly wedded ��������� to ill-luck), succeeded.  Finding himself comparatively a rich  man. he had chartered a small vessel to  convey him and his possessions to New  York, where it was his intention to purchase land, and settle down somewhere  in the interior-  The letter went on to state' the probable time that the Petrel, the name of  the ship he had chartered, would arriv?  at New York; and, in the most affectionate terms, Richard Goodeve entreated his  son  to  join him.  Twice Silas Goodeve read this letter,  though <had he been ' questioned, he  would have found that he could rep *__'  its contents  almost   word  for  word.  Then he took up from the table a  piece of printed paper that had been  cut  put   from   an   old   newspaper.  The extract ran- as follows, and formed a sad ' conclusion to the farmer's  hopeful  letter:  "Wreck of the Petrel.���������The ship Columbia ar.-ived at Liverpool yesterday,  bringing intelligence of the wreck of  the Petrel. John Burnett master, off  the Bermudas, on her passage from  Sun Francisco to New York. Sihe  struck upon the reefs, March the 27th.  No survivors- Cargo and till hands lost,  inc-iuding Mr. Owens, the owner of the  skip. The spot is the same where no  Jess 'ti���������_i_i thirty-seven vessels were lost  in the  storms of 'last year."  "It might save her," murmured Silas;  "it might save her," as putting- down  tlie fragment of paper, he rose from his  chair   and   paced   the   room.  "A great joy had been known to  remedy the shock of a great sorrow; and  yet I dure not do it! I would sacrifice  life itself for her sake, but this one  thing I dnre not do!" ���������  He continued .*��������� pace the room; and  as Daisy during that night���������for she  had felt uneasy at Silas' manner, and  fen red that lie was ill���������crept out to  listen at the bottom of the stairs if  there were any movement in his room,  she heard the footsteps going up and  down,  up and  down, -without pause-  And the words he uttered for the  hundredth time that night, though the  anxious little maiden heard them not.  wero  always   these:  would . sacrifice   life   itself   for  "I  sa ke  but this one thing I dare not  iher  do!"  (To be continued.)  Pnpa,  ood   ni .lit  girl.  good   litlh  rood  night,   but  Coo)   We:.t her  _,3jc_hI   Foi  Mamma ���������Nov."   go   and   say   j  to your governess,   like a  and give her a   kiss.  Little   Puss���������I'll say  won't give her a kiss.  Mamma���������-That's naughty!    Why won't  you uive her a kiss?  Little Puss���������Because she slaps people's  faces when they try to kiss her.  Mamma���������Now.    don't    talk    nonsense,  but do as you're told.  Littlo    Puss���������Well,    mummy,     if    you  don't believe me, ask papa!���������Punch.  THE MOULTING SEASON-  At :No Other  Time' of tlie Year  Do  Hens  Keejuire _Toi"o ^Nutritious Rations.  The most critical period  of a hen's  life  is  during"      the moulting;  season,  from July to December.     It takes biddy about 100 days to take off her old  coat  and  put  on  a new  one. ������������������    Some  commence moulting, much sooner than  others  and  get     through  long  before  winter sets   in!     This  is  very  desirable,   as  hens  seldom  lay  during     the  moult, or the larger part'of it; therefore  if  they   commence  early     it   will  be a decided gain,  for' then they could  be got  in a laying condition     be'ore  cold   weather.      - li   this Ts  not   done  they -will pass the    winter     without  amounting. to, anything as layers.  r   The  feathersi  are  composed     largely  of nitrogen and'-mineral  matter.    The  first  process   is  the  loosening     stage,  when   the  feathers  loosen  and,     drop  out, at times-'leaving .the .bird almost  naked,  and exposing the  body  to  the  iniluencee, of the weather. Should they  bo  late, in  moulting  they  should     be  carefully   housed   during   cold, ���������'��������� damp  weather.   "When  the. new  feathers  begin     to    come  in  it  causes  a     great  drain   upon   the  hen's  system.        The  foods  best  adapted  to the season are  the  nitrogenous  foods  such  as    grass  bugs,   worms,  clover,  meat,  etc.      At  this   period   the  hens  should  have  unlimited  range,-sa that they can gather a good  supply  of such articles as  they  need.      . .;    ,  During this period it may be    well  to. add  a  tonic  to  the drinking     water.     A tea  made  of white' oak  bark  is  good.     Add  enough  to   color     the  water.     Some time  before the moulting  season, the  hens  should     be     fed  up and put     in good   condition,     for  poor hens are usually slow at moulting.     Give  them  in   addition     to  the  ���������-'regular-soft  feed  linseed   meal,  ���������< cottonseed  meal, 'fresh, meat  and     fresh  cut   bone.       The  object  is   to   supply  ;the fowls  with feather forming     material.     Keep this up through the entire 'moulting  season.       If  the  fowls  are  too  fat  withhold  the  grain     and  their  fat  will  diminish.     Their     system   cannot  be at  prime   if  too     fat.  Oats may be used sparingly and bran  Will  be. found  excellent.       Above     all  tilings  rid  the  fowls   of lice..    It     is  . impossible "for. a  hen  to   renew      her  coat   rapidly     and   run     a  house  for  parasites   besides.  Should any be late in moulting, it  would be well to kill or sell them,  for, if they are not through in time  to lay in the winter season, they  will 'be a dead expense." All hens  should be entirely through ,by December. 7 Some fowls seem to lose  their feathers in a few days, while  others drag along all through the  moult. This is largely due to , a  greater or less degree of temperature  of the fowl's body. The hearty eating .warm blooded bird is the first  one to '...moult..' ���������   7 '"'"'   '.���������������������������'������������������  SOUTH   DAKOTA'S WIND  CAVE.  boarding  "Wire N     nils and.Oltl Nails.  Careful experiments are said to  show that, first, cut nails- are superior to wire hails in all positions:  second, the main advantage of tho  wire nail is clue to it's possessing a  sharp point; third, if cut nails were  pointed, they would be 80 per cent,  more efficient in direct tension; fourth  wire naiis--without points have but  one-half their ordinary holding power; filth, the surface of the nail  should be slightly rough, but not  barbed. Barbing decreeses the eiii-  edicieiicy of cut nails about 32. per  cent.  The pointed end enables the nail  to enter wood without breaking iis  fibre, excessively, thus preserving its  grip. A serious defect of wire nails  is their readiness to rust. They are  made generally of a sort of soft st _1,  and steal rusts more readily than  some other forms of iron. In some  parts of the country, it is said, shingles put on with wire nails drop off  after six or eight years.���������-Baltimore  Sun.  "<=./���������  Taste in Presents.  . ,oino people, men especially, acquire reputations for excellent taste  in selecting presents, when in.reality  they haven't the slightest ides what  is being sent," said a salesman in a  fash humble street jewelry store.  ��������� Tiie.'- just don't, want to be bothered with making a selection themselves. Several regular. customers  who have accounts here invariably  con.n to me when they receive wedding invitations or have to give presents of any kind, and tell me to use  :*>y own udgment in making a selection Of course, they tell mc liu-v  much they want to spend, give .-no  the  name and  address,  together  a   cc!'(!   to   be   enclosed.  ii  Supreme Test of Love.  "What do you consider the supreme  test of love?" asked the sweet young  thing.  "Well." answered the old bachelor,  "ideas vary as to that, of course, but any  time that you aro able to induce a young  man to teach you to ride a bicycle I  think you may safely take it for granted  that he is desperately smitten."���������Chicago  Post.    Inexhaustible.  "He may be a little tedious at times,  but his fund of information is inexhaustible."  "Yes," answered -MissCayenne, "there's  no doubt of it. He takes so much time  to tell every little fact that there is no  danger of the supply ever giving out."���������  their    business,  .slight est    idea   of  until   they  receive  with  ind   go   about  haven't   the.  's  They  what   their    .ifi  ���������>   note  of  thank  ���������Philadelphia  L'e:vrd  Origin of the ('liiiieso Oucni!.  The    custom    of   Chinamen   wearing  pigtails  is    not  ancient,  the  period that China has  existed    as  a nation.     It dates  from   3������_7,  when  the Manchus,  the  conquest  enforced  considering  as  en  who then commenced  of the celestial empire,  this fashion of doing the  hair as a sign of degradation,  average queue is three feet lon^.  the Golden Penny, and, reasoning  that the adult Chinamen number  1200.000,000, we get a united pigtail  measuring li:-.6:-i6 miles long, sufl:-  cient to go four and a half times  round the earth!  Thc  says  Way Come  I_������ter.  Tess���������So he has really married Miss  Crabbe?  Jess���������Yes, he was hit hard. It was  love at first sight with him.  Tess���������Too bad he wasn't gifted with  second sight.���������Philadelphia Press.  It Is So Extensive That Some People  Say tlie State In Hollow.  The good  people of South Dakota regard Wind cave as the tenth wonder of  the world.    ,From surface indications it  would seeni that a-large part of the state  is hollow, and the extent of Wind cave  is unknown.    It was discovered in 1877  by    a    notorious    character    known    as  "Lame Johnny," who distinguished him-,  self , on several occasions-by* holding up'  the Dead wood stage and ambushing caravans of unwary travelers.    His lack of  prudence in one of these adventures resulted in a "necktie party" whjch ended  Johnny's career, so that he was not able  <to    profit    by    his    discovery.      J.    B.  McDonald rediscovered the phenomenon  in   1SS4, by   finding  a  large  gap   in   the  plain through which the wind was pouring out with great force, like the draft of  a chimney.    There are similar vent holes  at frequent intervals over the prairie, and  the   people   of   this   neighborhood   claim  that several have been oocned within the  last few years.  The cave is divided into chambers. It  is asserted that more than 3,000 different  rooms have already been discovered,  varying in size from 12 feet in diameter  to over three acres, and this is,believed,  to be only a small portion of the cavern.  The cave ceiling is not so high that of  Mammoth cave, and the geologic formations are not as wonderful as those of  Luray. hut it has many attractions, and  one in particular���������the dryness of the atmosphere���������which is said to afford instant  and complete'relief to asthmatic people.  The temperature of the cave is about 45  degrees the year round, being unaffected  by the variations of the thermometer outside, but the variations of the barometer  arv sharply perceptible. When the mercury rises on the outside, a current of air  flows into the cave and follows a certain  direction. When the -"glass falls,'this current changes and the air flows in another  direction. This phenomenon has hot been  'studied-.by competent'meteorologists, but  is so apparent that it attracted the attention of the early explorers of the canyon.     . . '      '��������� :.���������..  The effect, of ,the air on the cave upon  asthmatic people is' egually peculiar.' A  sufferer from that disease finds inime  diate relief upon, entering the cave, and  there will be no return of the trouble for  several days after. This has suggested  the possibility of a permanent cure for  such as can have the privilege of visiting'  the cave frequently.-"       '  Bide dox came m, nea 3list keep on,eating  nntilt he foreman yelled out, to bring him  down to his place. .     y  "Of course, now arid then George  would miscount the box, and rush to his  place on a box not in our district. But  when he did make a mistake like that,  which' was precious seldom, that horse  would get so mad and feel so bad about  it that he wouldn't get over it for a day"  orso.''-     ���������  \   ������������������'.���������, > ..- -'.'"���������" '' ; ,.���������'';,".*  Let Him Try tlie Shovel.  "The average typewriter works harder  than a- man who shovelsi coal," said a  youth' who ought to know. "Let me  prove this by cold figures," he continued.  '"The average typewriter carriage weighs  four pounds. The average operator lifts  the .carriage five times a niinute./ Tihis  means that he lifts"20 pounds every minute, or 1.200 pounds every hour. If he is  lucky, he works but eight hours a day.  The carriage is lifted on an average  seven inches every time it is raised,, or  175 feet every hour, or about a quarter  of a inile each day. But, as the hand  travels through as.much space in lowering as In raising the carriage, and as the  strain is as great, we must double these  ,figuros, which means that the average  operator lifts over two tons 14 inches  each day, or two pounds one-half mile."  \o'__inlt  to  Find.  "Sec here," he said to the groom, "are  you the man who put the saddle on Miss  Jennie's horse?"  "Yes. sir.    Anything''wrong, sir?"  "It was loose, very loose. She had no  sooner mounted than the saddle slipped,  and if I hadn't caught her sho would  have been thrown to the ground."  "I'm very sorry, sir.''  "But I did catch her," went on the  young man meditatively. "I caught her  right in my arms, and��������� Here's a dollar  for you. John. Do ' you suppose yon  could leave the*' girth loose when we  po riding again tomorrow?"���������Chicago  Times-Herald.  The  Leaser Evil..  "Dr. Killiarn told me today," said the  president of the life insurance company,  "that young Pinchpenny owes him a bill  j>f .,200 which he can't collect. 1 chink  we had better pay it."  "What!" cried the treasurer. "Are  fou joking?"  ' "Not at all. Pinchpenny is insured  with us for $10,000, 1 .id Killium knows  It."���������Philadelphia .Press*.  He  THIS HORSE  COULD COUNT.  of  tbe  Understood , tlie   Meaning;:  Fire  Alarm  Strokes*.  "If there is any animal that knows  more than a horse," remarked a member  of the fire department the other day, "I'd:  Hke to see it. I mean one that knows  more than a smart horse, for there are  fool horses as well as fool people and  once in awhile we,get oae of these fool  horses in the fire department. But I  will say that our horses, as a rule, are.  pretty smart and knowing.  "I remember one we had in this company some years ago that actually could  count. George was his name, if I remember rightly, and George was one of,  those horses that never did any more  work than he was obliged to. Not'that  he couldn't, but just because, like some  people you run across, he was opposed to  looking for work. Well, every company  in the fire department has a certain district to cover on first alarms���������that is,  every company responds to certain boxes  on the first alarm and doesn't go to others except on special or general alarms.  "Well, sir, we didn't have George  many months befoye that horse came to  know our district just as well as any of  the men. He knew the boxes we went  out to on the first alarm, and it is a fact  that that horse got so that he'd wait and  count the first round before he'd budge  out of his stall. If the box was not in  our district, George would walk leisurely  to his place, but if it was one we were,  due at on the first alarm he would rush  down to his place.  "In those days we had to hitch up on  every,alarm that came in, whether it was  in our district or not, and stand hitched  for 15 or 20 minutes. George knew this,  of course, and that was why he'd always  take his time going to his place when the  box wasn't in our district. And it's a  fact that if he was eating when an out-  A Wickud "Whip.'  The sjambok, .which is frequently  mentioned in despatches from South  Africa, is a long whip, made from  rhinocerous hide, and polished till it  looks almost like amber. It is very  tough and durable, and is used by  the Boers upon animals and natives,  and also for the chastisement of criminals. The crack of the sjambok  sounds  like a pistol   shot.  Uutterflies in Arctic Keffions.  Frozen .butterflies are frequently  found by mountain climbers lying  lifeless on the snow, and so brittle  that-they break unless they are very  car'cfully' handled. Such frozen butter-  flics, on being taken to warmer climate, recover themselves and fly  away. Six species of butterflies have  been found within a few hundred  miles o������_jt>~ -or**-"  -">ole.  TheTop Liberal- Use of Salt.  Salt draws the. juices from beef in  corning, toughens the fiber, makes it  very indigestible and less nutritious.  On cucumbers it draws out the water,  toughens the fiber and renders them  very indigestible. Salt acts in exactly  the same way on fish as on. meat.  There are two ways of considering  these changes. I would hardly say  that salt destroys the food value, although it robs the flesh of part of its  food value by making it less digestible.  The  Love of the   _]>icnre,  "He married his cook, did he?"  "Yes."  "Was it a love match?"  "Oh, yes. You see, he fell in love with  her salads."���������Philadelphia North Ameri-  _���������n..  Chafing a^d Itching  Exasperated by Summer Heat Becomes Intolerable���������Relief is Prompt and Cure Certain When Dr. Chase's  Ointment is Used.    ,  To many fleshy people summer is  the time of much misery from chafing and skin irritation. Some complain particularly of sore feet, caused by perspiration while walking.  Others sufTer from itching skin diseases, such as eczema, salt rheum,  rash   or  hives.  Persons who have tried Dr. Chase's  Ointment for , itching or irritated  skin are enthusiastic in recommending it to their friends because it is  the only preparation which affords  instant relief, and speedily brings  about a thorough cure.  As a matttr of fact Dr. Chase's  Ointment has come to be considered the standard preparation for  itching skin diseases, and has by far  the largest sale of any similar remedy.  Try it v._ien the feet are chafed,  and sore with walking. Try it when  the skin is chafed, inflamed and irritated. Try it for pimples, blackheads, hives, eczema, salt rheum, and  every form of skin diseases. It cannot fail  you.  Mr. M. A. Smith, Brockville, Ont.,  ���������writes: "I suffered many years with  chafing, burning, and itching of the  skin, and never found anything to do  me good,  or even give me relief, un  til I used Dr. Chase's Ointment. I  would advise all sufferers and especially bicycle riders, to always have  it   on  hand."  This is n copy of the letter from  Mrs. James Bradley, Amberley, Huron  county,   Ontario:  "I   was   afiiicted   with   eczema     for  over  six  months,  and  it was  so bad  that  my  head  was  a solid  mass     of  scabs,     and   would     ulcerate     when  scratched.    The   itching   -was   intense.  I  could not stand  it.    I  had  doctor-  j ed  for four months,  and  it  did    not  ��������� do  me any  good.    I  had  to  give up  housework      and      go   home   to ' my  mother.   I     tried   nearly   everything,  but   could   get  no  relief.    Seeing your  ! advertisement  in  one  of  the Toronto  1 papers  I   decided   to   try  Dr.   Chase's  I Ointment.  I "I got relief from the first application, and it only required one box  and part of another to cure me.  I am sure that Dr. Chase's Ointment  is  worth  its weight  in  gold."  Dr. Chase's Ointment has never yet  been known to fail to cure piles. It  is the only remedy guaranteed to  cure piles of every form. 60 cents  a box at all dealers, or Edmanson,  Bates   &  Co.,  Toronto.  )) 0  ft/  ft.  I  Il _  I  .$'  i'l'  )  I  fa._.__ft.'____^^  1  si  __  By Charles Sloan Reid.  A GUrl Fays For Her Coquetry by Being: Separated From. Her Lover.  S������?__1.S_i_t_1;_^.**_^^  "Pig-pig-pig-oo-eh!"  Nance   Hooper   was   standing   at   the  head of a little open ravine which wound  away toward the foot of the mountain.  There was a  low  rail  fence  across  the  head of the ravine a few yards from the  mountain    highway,    and    against    this  fence Nance was leaning".    A great mass  of Sowing brown hair reached far down  below her waist, about which her homespun frock was tucked into a large roll,  thus shortening her skirts, in order that  she might move about more freely.    Up  to the right of the ravine was a little log  cabin, where she lived.  '', It was late in the afternoon,  and  as  Nance called the bogs a great crowd of  them came galloping up the hill to scramble   over   the    apronful    of    vegetables  which Nance threw over the fence.  From  far down the ravine , came the roar of  ��������� the Tuckasiege river as the waters tumbled over the ragged bowlders that marked   its  bed.      With   her  elbows   on   the  fence and her chin resting in her.hands,  Nance lingered  to  listen  to the  roar of  the water while she dreamed. ' Small clouds  were   gathering' in ,the  sky   all   around,  ���������    and  the young girl's eye watched  them  'slowly change from one shape to another,  forming to her mind the outlines of vari-  -   ons animals and birds.  While Nance was thus lost in her  ' dreaming and picture making she suddenly felt an - arm placed around ��������� her.  - Whirling around, she found herself in the  embrace of a tall young mountaineer, who  held her firmly about the waist and was  looking a world of tenderness down into  her eyes.  "Oh, Zeb, how you scared me! Turn  me loose, this minute!" cried Nance,  struggling to free herself. At the same  time two bright tears came into her  eyes. _     . <  -"Won't you   kiss  me,  NanceV"  asked'  1   the young man eagerly.  ,   "No.   1  won't.     You ^didn't  have  any  business to scare  me,  that's  what you  didn't." .  ���������   jr-.Zeb released her and stood back.    For  a moment neither of them spoke.    Nance  again  stood holding the top  rail  of  the  fence  and  was  gazing away  down   the  ravine.   Zeb stood a few feet away, with  ,   his- eyes turned toward the ground.    At  last he spoke.  "Nance, I'm powerful sorry I scared  you:"  ' The girl did not reply. There was another long pause, after which Zeb spoke  again.  "Did a big day's .work yesterday and  another one today. Nance. Put 45 logs  into-the river, nearly all big ones."  He waited a moment, during which^he  cautiously raised his eyes to a level with  the back of Nance's head.  . "I���������I got .that strip of land paid for  last Saturday, and���������and I've got enough  left to build a house on it, Nance."  Still no reply.  "Wages are better than. they have  been." he went on, "and 1 thought we  might as well get married now. That's  what I've come to see about, Nance. I  think we've waited about long enough."  Silence still." Zeb sat down on an old  stump near by and waited a long while.  Finally he rose again and gazed up at  the sky all around.  "From the looks of the sky the river'U  be high enough to float logs in the morning." he said, thrusting hia hands down  into ithe i'pockets of his pantaloons and  striving hard to clear a strange huskiness  from bis voice.  "They're" putting '��������� machinery down  at Dillsboro to start up a locust pin factory. Nance. - Reckon I could get a good  many locust blocks off of that piece of  land I've bought."  Again Zeb's vision wandered toward  Nance, but she .stood still motionless by  the fence, her long hair waving gently in  the slight breeze that was stirring. And  the longer Zeb gazed upon the woman  he loved the fuller grew his bosom, until  he could no longer withstand the pressure, and his words were almost in the  tone of a wail as he sank back upon the  : old stump.  "Oh, Nance, ain't you ever a-goin to  say anything?"  Nniifc Vontinuod as immovable' as before. At last Zeb replaced his big hat upon his head and arose.  "I know what's the matter. Nance," he  said. "I -caii see it all now. Pole Dor-  sey's been arcomin to see yon of late, and  ���������yes���������-I can see it now, Nance. You  don't love me any more."  Zeb paused to steady his voice, which  had grown a little husky.  "Nance." ho continued, "I'd a-died for  you any time, and I thought you would  have loved me right on. Nance���������right on.  But now���������I���������I can't say any more. Goodby, Nance!"  He turned and walked toward the road,  but he had gone only a few steps when  he turned and came back again, going  close up to Nance, where he stopped a  moment.   Then he spoke.  "Before I go, Nance, won't yon tell me,  fair and square, is it me or Pole?"  There was no answer.  "Never mind, then. I know that you  just hate to tell me that you don't love  me any more, and I won't make you.  Once more, Nance, goodby!"  He stealthily lifted a wisp of her long  hair and fervently pressed it to his lips,  then walked rapidly away. Nance heard  tbe sound of his footsteps growing fainter and fainter as he ascended the hard  roadbed which turned over the hill just  above the cabin. Finally she looked  around. Zeb was just disappearing beyond the turn in the road, and to Nance  it suddenly occurred that he might never  return. A scared look came into her eyes,  and for a moment she stood undecided  what to do. Then she sprang away from  the fence and ran up the road, a hundred  ir__v _TSTrig- possession or n.rhosom.' Bin  Zeb  was son*.    "Oh.  why  did  be _o_  Why did he not wait just a moment i< _-  gerV" She quickened her pace and '.vhen  she reached the top of the hill was ahno-.  out of breath. Zeb had gone ont of siirht  down the mountain. She tried to call h._  name, but her utterance was only a whisper. But at last she managed to call:  "Oh, Zeb!"  The breeze blew the echo of her own  tones back into her face.1 Tears gushed  from her eyes, and she sank down upon  the roadside to sob away her sudden  heartsickness.  The clouds began to gather, and at midnight rain began to fall in torrents. Py  dawn the waters of the Tuckasiege wore  high between ��������� its banks, and the boom  loggers- we, e busy with their rafts, but-  Z.eb Norton, ��������� their former foreman, waa  not among them.  Six years had slipped away. Nancs  Hooper still lived with her father in the  cabi_ on the side of the mountain. She  still went out each evening to, call the  hogs at the head of the ravine, and in  her heart she still lived the old love and  deep regret. Zeb Norton had never been  heard of since his sudden disappearance.  'Gojd had been discovered on the Tuckasiege,- and the community was wild with  excitement. But what seemed unfortunate to the prospectors was 'that the rich  vein had been discovered on land belonging to one Zeb Norton, whose whereabouts were unknown. They feared to  proceed with mining operations without  first having secured,a lease of some kind.,  and since this could not be obtained from  the owner the enterprise was at a standstill. ' :   .      -.*  Half a year passed by. One day a  -passenger stepped from the morning.train  which stopped at. Dollsboro and,. stood  with, his hands rammed down into hia  pockets." He was dressed in the style of  a westerner. A wide brimmed sombrero  rested on his head, and a heavy brown  mustache ornamented his upper lip.. For  a moment he gazed all aroun'd him.  - "It's not ,'exactly like it, used to be,  though it ain't much changed either," he  muttered as he picked up his valise and  walked .toward a little boarding house  a few yards awa'y. It was noon." and tho  traveler was hungry. Meeting the laud-  lady at the, entrance, he gave her a HO  cent piece and asked the way to tho  dining room.  After dining the stranger spent sevi .-al,  hours in wandering .about the .village.  Late in the afternoon he suspended ins  valise on 'a stout staff, which he rested  on his shoulder and set-off up the river  road afoot. Ever and anon, as he tramped along the highway he would stop -it  some high point and gaze away "across  the hills and valleys.  "Just like they used to be, all just the  same," ho would usually mutter, as he  turned away and continued his journey.  At last he reached_the highest point ia  the road where'it turned down the mountain on the other side toward the river.  P "Just the same.".he said. "There's not  'even a change in the road. Wonder if  Mark Hooper lives there yet," he .continued as he looked toward the cabin of?  to the right.  A little farther along he turned away  from the road and walked.slowly down to  where the fence crossed the ravine. Here  he seated himself on an old, fast decaying stump, allowing the staff and tho  valise to carelessly slip from his shoulders. Then, pushing his sombrero back  upon his head he locked his fingers across  his knee and gazed away through the  opening over the ravine. It was almost  sundown, and there were a few clouds is  the sky.  "Just the same," he muttered again,  after a few moments' silence. "Everything just as it was. I wonder if Nanc������  did"-  He closed his lips tightly against further utterance. There seemed to be a sudden breaking loose of something which  had been long tied up in his breast.  At last he rose, and, shouldering his  staff and valise, started back to the rond.  And just as he turned his back toward  the cabin Nance came out with her apron  full of vegetables for the hogs, and came  .on slowly down the path toward tho  fence.  The traveler, who had walked on without looking backward, had scarcely disappeared beyond a turn in the road when  his ears caught the seunds:  "Pig-pig-pig-bo-eh!" as Nance called  the hogs.  Again the staff and valise slipped from  his shoulder, and, with his hands rum-  mod down into his pockets, he listened,  while his heart beat heavily against his  breast.  At last he turned about and slowly  retraced his steps, leaving his baggage  where "it had fallen in the 'middle of the  road. He approached within a few feet  of ..anee before he stopped. Then.steadying his voice as well as he could, he called  her name.  Nance suddenly turned about and gazed upon .the tall, form of the westerner.  Then, bursting into tears, she dropped  her apron and impulsively sprang toward  him.  "Oh. Zeb!" she cried through her tears.  "1   didn't  mean   it:  you   know   I   didn't!  LIONS, TIGERS AND  _L_PHANTS.  V. _a_ (fin Animal Trainer Say��������� Ab������������<  Their Traits Xa Captivity.  "Personally I would rather undertake  to train jungle bred lions than lions that  are born" in captivity. You may wi_ the  regard of the first class, but the others  are so accustomed to seeing everybody  that they respect nobody. The idea that  lions desire to eat up their trainers is pre-  -posterous. I feed, these lions 12v_  pounds of fine meat every, day at o  o'clock. If a lion was ravenously hungry, the case might be different. When  a beast gets mad and knocks you down  with a blow from his paw, you must lie  still. It would be useless to fight back,  for if he should close his jaws no bone  would stand the pressure. , I do not fear  the lion's jaw and teeth���������the paws and  claws are the things that have left their  marks all over nry body. Their claws  are sharp as fishhooks and take hold in  the same fashion.  ' "Yes, I have been nipped by lions a  number of times, generally in the fleshy  part of the hand and the leg; the teeth  have gone clean through with a snap.  Still the claws are the things that make  tho life' of the Hon tamer an 'unpreferred  risk' in life insurance writing.  "Tigers are much brighter than lions,  and can be taught many tricks, hut they  can never be relied on, as treachery appears to be their disposition and inheritance. They are tremendous fighters, and  if they cannot got up a row among  themselves they are ready to help others.  The closest call I ever had in my life  was when a jaguar got over the partition  in .the big den into the cage occupied by  a Hon and undertook to take a bone away  from the latter. I went in and undertook to drive the jaguar back into her  own cage. The bi*.ist turned upon me  and clawed me horribly, ,while .the, lion'  took a whack at my back. When I was  finally dragged out of the ,cage, the new  suit of clothes that I wore was a mass of  tatters, and I was scarred and bloody  from head to heels. . This famous fight  occurred in Washington with the W. C.,  Coup show. I had a number of encounters with Wallace, who was set down on  the bills as 'the man eater.' He had  chewed and clawed many men. but never  eaten one, but he did occasionally feast  on a horse. So many stories have been  told about Wallace by trainers that never handled him it would be idle for rne  to repeat them, as I had him all the  time he was in this country. That famous lion died two-years ago in an express car while on his travels.  "Tigers have a f'jncy for sliding on  their backs and getting you at a disadvantage, as they lie and claw upward.  The moment you turn to leave a cage  they are liable to slide its whole length  and drag you down before you can raise  your whip.  "But, take my word for it. the most  dangerous animal you can encounter in  a menagerie is a 'bad elephant.' I've  been with 'em fn������' 40 years, and I know."  <$>o<������o<3>o<������o<S>o<. o<>xi>o .������o ,>o _>_<_ o<S>o .>  o  _>  o  <$>  o  <3>  o  <���������>  o  <s>  o  X  L.i  A Neat  Trick T>y Which a Lawbreaker Escaped Punishment.  O  <.  O  <.  ^  o  <S>  o  o  ������>  o  .  :���������? *;  TRICKS OF  THE  TRADE.  the   Cigar  Oh. why did you go away?"  Zeb caught her iu his arms, and fur a  few moments there was sweet silence.  "Nance." said Zeb at last, "1��������� never  could think of loving anybody but you.  But whenl came back to look after that  gold mine I didn't expect to find such a  jewel as this waiting for me. It appears  like I am mighty rich all of a sudden."  "Ain't half.as rich as I am now, Zeb.  for I've got you back again," and, reaching np. she took his rough cheeks between  her palms and kissed him utfder his big  mustache.���������Chicago Record.,'.  T_.   .e .test Town  In the  World.  Brock, in Molland. is far famed as  the "neatest'town in the world." This  town is so fastidious that until n fow  yiwrs* n._;o horses- were not allowed in  its street., for reasons of cleanliness,  nnd th(r'entire town is as r. rupulnti. ly  -:e;it as a man-of-war. it is a village of  2.70(1 i.ih.'.hitar.ts. the main industry of  wJiJch is the luui-ing of Edaui cheeses.  Men   Do   Not   Always   Get  They Pay For.  At the cigar stand of an up town hotel  a guest asked the dealerNfor an imported  cigar.  The dealer handed out a handful of  cigars which were in all appearance the  real thing. i  "Are these real imported cigars?" asked the purchaser, depositing his quarter  on the little change mat.  "Yes, sir," responded the other.  "It is too nice a night for a dispute."  said the guest to a reporter, "ahd since  the cigar is a good one I will smoke it,  but it is not an imported cigar that he  Bold me. though it resembles one. It waa  made in this country of imported tobacco.  If I called this dealer down, he would  say, 'What's the difference?' as the tobacco was grown on the island of Cuba.  "I am an internal revenue inspector,  and I can tell at a������I ance whether a cigar  is the imported article in the box from  Havana or whether it is made in this  country of imported leaf. The difference  is great in many ways, and the fact that  the average judge of cigars cannot detect  it is no excuse why he does not get what  he calls for. Who can tell the difference  between a Paris made gown1'and, ono  made here of the same imported materials? 'Very few. The difference is,  usually about $100 in favor of the dressmaker, y  "But with cigars it is another matter.  Some dealers will tell you that 'we make  a better,article of imported rolled tobacco than the Cuban cigar makers. Perhaps so. The dealer makes a bigger  profit on the sale, and that is what he is  looking out for.  "If you desire to buy a cigar made by  Cuban workmen and the real imported  thing, examine the box for the internal  revenue stamps. They will be observed,  if you look carefully, and are six in number. All bear the words 'Imported cigars, United States- customs.' and the  number of the cigars contained in the  box plainly engraved at each end of the  stamp, in the center of which is the engraving of a steamship.  "The stamp for the box containing 25  cigars is smaller than the others and is  drab in color. . The box containing .*. )  cigars is distinguished by a green stamp,  the 100 blue, the 250 red and the 500 yellow ochre in delicate tints.  "There is a difference in both the smoke  and the flavor of a cigar made by Havana workmen and those made at the  principal tobacco marts here. Our makers do not import the very finest leaf for  the very excellent reason that the Cubans  won't allow it to leave the island, desiring it for their own high grade cigars of  London and Paris. The Cubans roll their  cigars in a way peculiar to themselves,  and when a man calls for the genuine  rolled article he wants it and ought to  have it."-  Omnhn Amused.  Among other amusing things of the  season is the sight of men living in Kalamazoo. Oshkosh. Kankakee. Oconorho-  woc and Passamaquocidy sneering at the  outlandish names the Chinese give to  their towns.���������Omaha World-Herald.  <S>o<������o _>o .>o<$>o<$>o<������>^o _>o<. o<S>o<$>o _>c<.  "The Lord hath delivered yew into my  hands!" Dick looked at the speaker. Lieutenant Curwen of the revenue, seated on  the keg in triumph; he looked at the land-  1 :rd of the Green Dragon, a prisoner like  himself, at the two revenue men who  guarded the-door, and he thought dolefully that there was some truth in the  lieutenant's remark.  ������  All night Dick had been out in the Betsy  Jane; and though, of course, being a mere  visitor lo this little seaside inn, he had  only ,gone for the sake of the sail and the  excitement, it .was impossible to deny  that, when the lugger dropped anchor in  the black pool some "time before dawn,  15 kegs had been landed, and hei had  helped to land them.  For all Dick cared���������or knew���������they  might have contained water. Fourteen  went into the country in charge of silent  men who seemed to know their road even  by that half light. One, notwithstanding  the remonstrances of the Betsy Jane's  skipper, who declared it'a dangerous proceeding, had been placed on a barrow and  wheeled up to the Green Dragon by Dick  and Mr.- Prendergast, landlord of the  same.  , Prendergast was positive that the gangers had no inkling of the landing. Dick  was content to regard the cask_as, a cask  ���������which might contain water. Tlie consequence was that no sooner had they installed the keg in his attic than a rap at  the door came, followed by the entry of  Lieutenant Curwen and a dozen revenue  men. Dick and the landlord were at orice  arrested. That was the miserable fact.  True, Prendergast, .��������� before he lapsed  i.*.to sulky silence, had conveyed to Dick  th"at the other 14 kegs, after' which thc  lieutenant had sent ten of his men, were  safe from pursuit. But there w.is little  consolation in that. The fact remained  trlat here was the incriminating keg. and  the lieutenant seated upon it in fanatical  triumph: He was only waiting, for the  return of his men before he took the prisoners and the spoil up to the squire's.  Dick looked the miserable fact in the  face. ��������� The worst of it was that the'squire  would take the lieutenant's view,, for he  detested smuggling. No doubt Dick could  show the absurdity of pressing ' such i a  ..charge against him seriously, but to have  been found aiding or abetting, even by  his presence, would lose him the 'squire's  favor, which he had been at desperate  pains to acquire.  Probably, too, it would lose him the  squire's consent���������not yet besought���������to the  hand of his daughter. Besides this ft was  Curwen's triumph. The long faced, fanatical fellow was jealous, .pointless though  his jealousy was. ' He-had waited for his  chance against Dick and seemed to fancy  he bad got it.  "The Lord hath delivered yew into my  hands." he repeated. c  "Think so?" said Dick dubiously.  "Tew of my men saw yew landing kegs  from the lugger.    They saw yew wheel  this one in a barrow up to the inn"���������  "It's uncommonly hard work wheeling  a barrow." said Dick.  " 'Twill not assist yew to make a mockery of your crime."  "True, my dear sir, quite true," said  Dick, feigning a levity he did not feel.  "But, you sec, my contention is that, so  far as I am aware, there is no brandy in  that keg."  The lieutenant did not deign to reply,  but drummed his heels on the cask, which  pr.iv" back a gurgling, liquorish sound.  "Soda water, perhaps," suggested Dick  pleasantly/  A knock was heard at the door, and the  lieutenant said. "Come in." pompously.  Entered Sal Prendergast. with a tear  stained face.  " 'Tis a letter." she said diffidently, "for  Mr. Shenston."  "May the captive of your spear receive  communications?" Dick asked affably.  "From whom does the letter come?" demanded the lieutenant.  "From Miss Judy, sur," said Sal. And  his brows contracted angrily. "She was  passen and seed me cryen"���������  .."Thou shalt not mourn for. the wicked."  said the lieutenant.  "Not ef'ma father's taken by the gangers   an   charged   o'   runnen   kagf=?"   Sal  flashed out.    "Miss Judy dew not think  so. and when I tailed her sho said it was  a sh. amo"-���������  "Peace, girl," said the lientenant.  "What more did she say?" Dick asked  eagerly.  "Nothon of importance." said Sal..  The lieutenant had taken possession of  the  note and  was  examining the  superscription.     If   be   had   opened   it,   as. he  seemed half inclined to do, Dick's crime  would have extended to assault and battery.   But-'he handed it over, saying grimly:  "It's going bevond my dewties. but if I  know squire, it'll be the last you'll get."  "Yon certainly go beyond your duties."  said Dick, opening it tenderly. Evidently  Miss Judy had been distrustful of the  duteous lieutenant, for the note was written in French.    Translated it ran:  Keep the lieutenant in conversation for 20 minutes from now. Remember that���������so far as you  know���������there is do brandy in the cask. At tlie  end of that time there will be none. J.  "Dear girl," said Dick to himself. "But  what on earth she means I cannot make  out. If she were to offer to converse with  Curwen or drug him, it would be a different matter." But there was the keg and;  Curwen seated .nn it, and Dick failed to  sec how the brandy was to evaporate.  Still he would do Judv's biddincr  Sal. watching his face, asked if there  were anv answer.  "Is Miss Judy still here?" asked Dick  unwarily, so that the lieutenant looked  suspiciously toward Sal. But she behaved   with admirable discretion.  "For what should Miss Judy be here?"  she   said   with   an   air  of   surprise.     "I  mant.   of   th'   was   an   answer,   I   could  take"���������  "Ah, if you would be so good as to go  after her," said  Dick.     "Thank her for  me ahd say 'Certainly.' "  Sal slid from the room, leaving Dick to-  maintain his parley. As she entered the  room directly beneath she was greeted a  little anxiously with the question, "Well,,  did you mark exactly where it stands?"  "Iss, Miss Judy," said Sal. "Just hereto the left." She pushed the table under-  the spot, and Miss Judy mounted thereupon. "Quick. Sal, the men may be-  back ,any moment! Lock the front door  and then come and hold the can, I'll do-  this"-  The room was the bar parlor, with two  doors to it���������one for the front and one for  the back. For the rest it was also usuaL  enough, and tbin boarding only separated'.  it from the room above. Through the-  boarding, in silence, with the utmost-  care, Miss Judy drove a gimlet. In a  very short time a spurt of brandy followed, and Sal received it in a can.  "How   I  shall   smell  of brandy!"  said-  Miss Judy, as it trickled over her fingers.  "I   doan't   expect   Mr.   Shenston   will  maind," said Sal gleefully:  Miss Judy became very severe. "Remember, Sal, that this is a most disgraceful affair."  "I don't think Mr. Shenston mant to do  wrong," said'Sal. ,  "And J should not have supposed your  father would have been guilty of it.    If  he is ever caught again"���������  "He willn't be such a fule."  Miss  Judy   conceived   a   smile.     "Another pail!" she said.    "And empty that-  info thc duck pond.''  She hastened off with her burden, and  another pail received the brandy.  "Really, Dick," murmured Miss Judy,'  apostrophizing the boarding iu a whisper,  "it was most naughty of you."  Meanwhile Dick was showing his repentance by faithfully' engaging the  lieutenant in conversation. It was rather a difficult thing to do and annoying exceedingly to see him-sitting there on tlio  cask. Dick, consulting his watch,' found  that 18 minutes I _. d passed, and he made  another effort, for Curwen was getting  restless. ���������  "You see," he urged, "in any case there  is a nice point of law involved. IM am  an ignorant accessory, there cannot"���������      v  "Squire.-dew not-see nice points"'off  law," retorted Curwen. "There's morals  and there's sins; there's sheep and there's  goats"��������� -       ' ;       '  "And asses," Dick suggested.  "There's  keeping straight  and  there's  running contraband."  "And my contention is," repented Dick  wearily, "that so far as I know there is.  no brandy in that keg."  The lieutenant's retort was interrupted  by the tramp of" his returning men.  They showed empty hands and said they  had had no luck. But the lieutenant  was too contented to.be greatly put out  by this.  "Never.'mind." he said; "there's enough '  hefe. Get the barrow ready, and we'll,  1.0 up to squire's."  And he turned to the landlord rancor-  ously. "Prendergast. yew have made o_  with the rest o'.your sinful contraband,  but yew cannot escape.when yew hava  broken the law."  "Stow   ut!"   said   Prendergast   sulkily.  "Yew come here to ma house an call me  rascal.     Ycw've   gat  no   prewfl     I   ask '  yew where's yew're prewf ?"  "Here," said the lieutenant. And again  he kicked his heels on the keg. It gave'  out a hollow sound. He leaped off it as  if he had boon suddenly stung. A faint  glimmer of the truth dawned upon Dick.  "Remember," he said provokiugly, "my  contention has been that there is uo  brandy in the cask."  The lieutenant turned it over on its  side without ansAvering. It was empty,  and, though the floor beneath was damp,-  the holes had been stopped up.  "There was brandy ' in it," he said,,  rounding on Dick.  "The soda water seems to have evaporated," said Dick innocently. Some o _  the revenue men began to snigger.  "Search the place!" said Curwen',  gnashing his teeth. One of themen returned presently and announced a strong  smell of brandy in the yard, particularly  in the duck pond.  "It would hardly do to show the squire- "  water from .the duck pond as contraband  spirits," said Dick.  "There's sheep and there's goats," said  the lieutenant, hardly able to contain his -���������  wrath, so that  Dick came'very near to-,  pitying  him  and   only  murmured,   "And  asses," this time under his breath.    Tho  lieutenant  ordered  his men  off  and  followed them.    Dick,  without stopping to    .  explain matters to thi   bewildered  Prendergast. hastened down.  "Sal!" he called. "Where is Mis3  Judy?"  "Wasn't it clever of her?" said Sal  admiringly.. "But I'm going to stop father runnen kegs. It's very bad, she  says, a lid pot safe."���������Exchange.  IMnsicnl   Fish.  Many fish can produce musical  sounds. The trig-In can produce long  drawn notes ranging over nearly an  octave. Others, notably two species oC  ophidian, have sound producing apparatus, consisting of small movable  bones, which can be made to produce-  a sharp rattle. The curious "drum-  mine*" nnide by the species called um-  brivas can  be  heard from a depth off  20 fathoms.   Mal.in;,   a   Plcnsanl   Variety.  "It  is  highly  interesting to  straighten    .  np my desk."  "Interesting?"  "Yes; I find so many things and lose so ;  many others."���������Chicago Record.  Notliliij.   .entail  About It.  "What is the Mothers' Congress, pa?"  "It is an organisation of women designed to give other  women  useful   hints on  how  to bring up their children."���������Cleve- ,  land Plain Dealer.  Well   Informed.  "Is the correspondent of that publica-  '���������&*  7&y  ���������" 'fey.  If;  I.. .}  _P  L       t"     -%    I  l  i. *''i  ^4  . ���������*���������>';{  il  ��������� .s|  t.  ..vYl  ''"1             H  i  ��������� i'\S  'i  ���������r  "    * _j  T.  -' Ii  i  - ���������* ��������� p  - .%������������������*_  -' '-W  -    -  -     {Ml  ���������If'  s\w  ������..  v*f. ���������  ���������"TO"  ' k'V  "El 5'  if  ���������!$  k  n  '* jt *"  ti.  n<  ������������������m  _!  _���������'  I  _}  ii  w  111  ft.  '_:  $1  tion a well informed man?"  "1 should say so." wa.s the answer.  "Half the time he's the only person in  the world who knows whether \v__t he  tells is true or not."���������Wneiiinirtnn _���������������������-  ���������������������������;  m  *  I  ������������������������&. 1  m\  i  [.���������  E_a If yO_i Wai?t a  _���������������������������___���������__������_____________________��������� aij i       i      ������������������ ���������_i-i������ _������������������-���������-������������������*.-*_������  JACKET or C  at HALF PR!  write.to   THB WHITE HOUSE.  6?' GOVERNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA, B. C.  HENRY YOUNG 8l CO. are closing out the  ���������Department and are selling-their Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  marked  1 at  ���������VII Ii tS TMA *' is cum!ng, but we.are  ready. Our stock of toys, cloLs, etc.,. is complete and you will find the Prices right. ''Small  profits and quick returns" is our motto. V/e  never hold ^oods over as thev are  Prices which are appreciated by our  Buy early and get firstfchoice.  (Note) Xmas Goods may be selected  ahd held until convenient tc take them by  paying small deposit. ���������  Patrons,  _, 1--I  v. ..I v/        *������������������ --^ ��������� . \        8  m_s_b____e___<__w3__^^  __������  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a y ar, in advanco.  <��������� ' "i ' '-     '        J 1__:_-_--���������=_���������  red. 35. Bnfcers on, BDitor.  <ar* Advertisers who want their ad  4l__uff--> should g.t fco_py in by  19 a.m. day before issue.  __*������_-_____  ' failing     to   receive     Tiie I Mention of giving up her very Sue  78nvfe rtgmlkrly will confer a favcv by  noti*  '    A WA3EENING  We are authorized to state that  the reports spread by a certain  malicious person, that Mrs. Anderson intends giving up her pianoforte clans, is utterly devoid of  truth.    Mrs. Anderson   has had no  y>'7\ \     ��������� -,3'i."-1. v-������  ^L3      U.>'_rv     |*  . (���������  "i    .:���������-   c   i _- 'V J  CI *  M  Gent's Furnishings  _  t* '*.���������"������������������  ***   ,V._V  ���������v+ .     ������������������)' ?'-:  ���������  f\ V-.V /\  -,'7.r.-ni**/  I  K  l\  (C7\ F-iS$r*  -.'���������/-���������_..-���������"'/       V: s' -'/  .      \  i  Jrlng   the  office*"  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY,    DEC.   5th, 1900  The B. C. Government wants  photoB representative of all parts  of th������ Province for Agent Gei.eral's  Office in London. People desirous  of sending photos will please sub*  Unit them to this office. Agricultural subjects will be particularly  acceptable.  .-ii Q "  ' If you don't like Blue Ribbon extract-it is   because   you've  never  tried them.  i. . **> '   '    PERTINENT.  ���������   ���������   ���������  So__e people want to know���������  It the leaks in the hydrants can  be repaired?  If we will have a live stock bylaw next yea*?  If the Van Anda Mining Co.  ^.Ve ever paid thd. men's back  Wagei?  If that company is now running  on a cash or a credit system?  Wheii the public school grounds  ���������Will be divided for the boys and  _irls?  If the projected winter concerts  "will contain any new songs or  oi her features or will we have the  old time honoured chestnuts?  If Cracky has invented a new  witshbone?  If Mickey's front hair is on tight  enough to stand the   next   Smoky  _how?  I! there are enough marriage  licences in the Government office  to go round this winter?  If C.nnada is to be English or  French^  If English, why so many   public  document* printed in French?  _.��������� ������������������������ .  A BAD SCARE.  One day last week, as wo reached  the back door of the office, we heard  ���������on . Mickey talking most vehemently to some unseen   person.    Walking in, we found his nibs,   working  ������. le jobber   and   wildly  rehearsing  his part for the next Smoky.    Now  the editorial ft-et are not small, nor  are his footsteps fairy like, I don't  .link! Y������t, so   intent   w_8  Mikoy  that he neither saw nor heard   until a shout caused his  front hair to  iptand up 3 fret high   on his head,  .itod the jump he gave carried   him  tft Urn _eili.ng������  \ ce_siul V. cation.  In deference to the age of the  person spreading this report, we do  not publish the name, but a repetition of any such sturic_ will be hi-  lowed by this publi .ation iind a denouncement of the authoress as an  unmitigated falsifier, *  '.    / / V^    {   \   \ / /  \ si  &U Y /\  i/_��������������� ' *^.^.  ' N EVV  _nr  _  A   CAIiD.  The undersigned ..esire to express  their thanks to all those wh_ so  kindly contributed the sum of $75  to defray the p-.K-.sage to Scotland of  D. Taylor, invalid.  IL Dukskokk.  J. MuYVilmjsms.  TE2_EG_tA PHIG  MKK TIOI.".  Bubonic plague at the Cape.  "     '  London, Dec. 1.���������Reported heavy  engagement between Gen. Knox  and Dewet near Ronx'ville. Dewet'_  capture is imminent.  ; Messrs. Dunsmuir and the C. P.  R. have made an engagement to  deliver unbroken freight cars by  transfer froin, Vancouver, via Ladysmith td^Victoria for a ten yea.r  period. ~  "Perficle Albion" and "Down  with the British" and "Long live  Kruger" are the common street  cries in Paris.  -_"���������*_. v.  S.  &^i:yiA-__jii^  ���������'>>.J7������zL>^:  COMOX  LICENCE   EISTRICT.  NOTICE is hereby given trtat the following parties have applied for Iiqnor  licences, as under:  Hotel Licences (renewals)  Samuel C. Davis, Union Hotel' Union.  John H. Piket. Spring Inn, Union.  George Howe, Nelson Honse, Union Bay  J ihn Humphrey, Wilson   House, Union  Bay.  George G. McDonald, Elk Hotel, Comox  Samuel J. Cliffe, Lome Hot-el, Comox.  Gerald Lippiatt, Courtenay   Hotel, Cour-  ten,.iy.  Wm. E. Clennon, Riverside Hotel, Courtenay.  Moses   C.   Ireland.    Br.Id    Bluff   Hotel,  Valdez Island.  Ch-irlcs August Thulin, Malasnina Hotel  Lund.  John Ward, NewThurlow   Hotel,   Shoal  Bay.  Hotel Licence (new)  H. and C. A. Bull, Hotel  Heriot,  Heriot  Bay.  Transfer of Hotel Licence.  D.tvid Anthony, Courtenay   Hotel, Cour  enay.  The Board of Licence Commissioners  will meet in the Court House, Cumberland on Saturday 15th December at or.e  o'clock p. m. ������o consider the above applications.  JOHN THOMPSON,  Chief Licence   Inspector,  Comox   Licence I)is.vict.  Cum'herland> ;bt Deccnifeer igoo.  ������y  We have just to hand ,1 complete new  stock of Gents' Neckwear, White Shirts,  Hats, fine wool f.incy Sweaters, etc.  These are new and strictly up to date,  having been bought for   the Xin.is trade.  i___2������_������.___m-a_3_TO_=MMmT,__6_^  Men's Clothing  Our Men's and Boy's Clothing is  rapidly being cleared out. ��������� Thc- Bankrupt Price was <m rii.eeal.ile surprise to  the people of  Cumberland .and  Comox  District.  Another lot of Suits came to hand last  ���������boat to fill up the sues which   were   sold.  Our Mr. Crcer*h will soon return to  Nanaimo, so just get iu the swim and  secure some of t'iesc bargains.  If  FOR  THIS SEASON.  These Goods Consisting of:  Doiis,    Rocking Horses  Xmas  Stockings,  Fancy Albums,  Mechanical    Toys,    etc.-  are all new_ and on display   on our  c'litre table.  ������������������������������.������_-���������-���������~t_.������_._������������ ./i_3tt*l__mTW.������ri_���������!i-__  Rubbers  For men women and children.  40 pairs Women's low cut rubbers.  . . .Bankrupt price 35c a pair  Women's and M.issi-r_v  Lined rubbers for cold feetju*=t to hand  ipihiiii.i    .ii _��������� ii_i im-ri i i    'i n  i    ~     it-ill" '     '    "inn   !���������_-nni  ff Handkerchiefs  A (nil line of new   designs    in   Ladies  fancy "...miy l-.tiu'-kerchirs.  The Bankru- t Bargains ,'m Women's  Jackets has made trade brisk in our  mantle room. Genuine bargains behind  our advertising has built up a great tiade  in this department   and  many  promptlo  took advantage of the  CUT PRICE SALE.  '  We have several stylish   Fawn Jackets  of latest design which ranfron/$2p lo'$25  ..Bankrupt price of these are onj;y  about one half.  Gol* Capes, worth, $7.   Now S4  One   only,     Golf    Shawl  Cape,  ieg. $15 Sale price SlO  One Plush Cape ������������������  reg, $7.00    Sale   price $4 50  Tvventy Women's Coats at   fioni  $4.50 to   $6.50   which   were '$8  to $12.50.  4>MM_E__itv_.'_:____*_ __tj������h_m .ra_r _ tmi _ <m ���������__e_m__rt___n���������P_r_ ar_u__a mnm  Capet Squares  The firs') lot of these Squares were sold  out. We have 'just recc.ved 10 more.  Re^. $9   squares.    ��������� Sa'e price $������  t ��������� i-nrJ->-_._������q������  Blac  ;< Satin  75 z per yd  Rubber Boots  Men's II>p Sna^-Rubber Boots will go  ,  !  un sale to-dav at   CUT   PRICES.    Call  and   get    your   prices    be!.re  they   are;'  nicked up ���������    ���������  you      want     to    find-.-your     inends  ^_S# %a\^    _T   ^_>   M  ������_^ %J> g     .     , %S$4a  ���������    %&&%*?$    ^a^  ���������4^  i',  I  opuiar  _ _i, _l_<PX<SOL������,*kP_ B" J__".l���������3���������It  iijLi.iii���������_ 1 1 wi \m\m  11 hi 11111 > ������  __fUi___u-.a��������� _^j_en_rs_ifl_^^w������grona^Bji__a������  ������)on't Forget  The  Grand  AT THE  Riverside    Motel,  ���������'���������������������������  GOURTEMAY. ,.  If 11 m ������0  f b|.|  w>>.  *_s. ^s .  Plenty of Birds.  Shooting Begins 11 a. m\  Brma Your Buns.  _____   .__%���������������!& __^i_y f  ���������       ._/__sJ_al___e3__l<  _Hf    ��������� Il _T.i ,03/^1 W\7$~' ������$h W&dt  ^wiclS������ ft fill  ,"���������������'<], p_f -.Ml -rji ffil  /'������_' _I_j_it s'riaiA.  _M  _%___  Of IP ^M P'KIIW  N  t WTE RETAIL AT WHOLESAL PRICES.   Buying direct' from  the Manufacturers we can   afford to do it.  F^._-*_?gTrr.tTC^_r-__^'_T!WTre^  Golumliia Flouring  ..." 'Mills Company,  ENDERBY,   B. C.  JUST OPZH\T__ID OUT  From tho E. T. Corset Factory, 20 doz. pairs Ladies' Corset from 50c  8 lb. Finest ail wool Blankets at $5 per pair, less 5 per cent cash  discount (On all pm chases )  zfoir,   _s___r___.s   i?_R____.nD__o.  Fresh Currants, Raisins, F'igs Dates  Canberrys,        Prunes, Peaches     Etc.  Try our Ceyl"n Tea at 35 cts. per lb. equal to most teas sold  at 40 & 50c  .     v    _       i b������������������&  __,__  EDTJBAEIAH,  TIIEIE STAE,  i_������a������s_  ffDIATLITS, lew.  STE0I& BAIIS.,  55  eer,  BEFORE     BUYING    YOUR  "*.'" s Ii  is e   s  ���������_. s  >Q<  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victorias B,G.  ���������_>  o-TJisrs jl-jx-jd _a���������jvx:m:i3 _n itioist  GET   .OUR. .PRICES.  As. we carry the largest stock in B. '������)., .a���������d your cheapest   freight   is  from Victoria.    ljLepairs by fir.t cbiss workmen.  JOHN _5ARNSl7EY & GO.  .115 GOVERNMFMT ST. - - - VICTORIA, B.G  '������*'.'


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