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Array EIGHTH YEAR  CUMBERLAND.   B.C.    WEDNESDAY,. DEC .  12,   1900.  tfjawi^imr.������ i&r������w*jjtMM*jjJKCArrr*JKJim*c-iK**-s* mzaaaa-*m  wm^^f%*^^rvar^,^^^'mM^rrwyriir-' T,**^"'m-"-'"w,ICTll:A't~-;!TM-4'*B  WE WISH  TO A1J.~  of all   kinds from, io cents  to $3.00,   trom. the "ordinary   Dolls  to the  latest Parisian. als<*  Khaki Dulls, Walking Dolls, etc., etc.  I Rubber Dolls, Magic Lanterns,  Toy Cans, Drums,. .   '      ���������  P;Kinerriatograph,  Hot Air Motors        I Vacum .Pistols, a splendid  parlor, am-  !r Steam Engines,   Ferris Wheel,. usement, Lacrosse sticks (boys)  \ torpedo-Boat Destroyers, Steel Toys,  Board and Card games of all kinds.  t "TnrnprloRoat Destroyers  Steel   1 oys,Doard ana ^aia gaiii^ ut au tvu^o, ,    ���������*���������-~ ~��������� .      ,  II^Rmes ^LtoS^r Caps,      \I Cows that give milk,   .A choice assort-! surpassed tor design, .quahty and-pno.  o  HUES (Warranted) from'$i,SO to $7.25.     Clocks and Jewellery.  gnus are CA  d0 n.,t ,-k. ���������, to ,h.������. anything.-       But <w. invite our patrons to n-k. tMr -taction early, we will pack the. goods up nicely.  a,,d hold !hcm until wanted.     We" do-not ask for a dep .sit, we trust you to act fairly.. ,        .. .  ��������� i������m,-s.aK������***',a:c J  H ...- .  ASH  C^-v- SSSgS^ig ^Aigfe������&SS������3r^������^'@'i  Iir YOU WISH-' something   |i  (V;  real go id  for  the  Holidays   ������j  I  and cannot   make  up   your   &  mind, let us know,   and    we j|  will  send    by   return  mail |  our special ' Qy  X&IAS CATALOGUE  OF  Fine  Goods.  ...       ~       ���������      ft  |   COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  VICTORIA, B.    C. ' ���������������>  Mrs.'Maieer left* r h>r home in  Vancouver Friday, aft.-r vibiting  here. Mrs. Piket accompanied her  to Nanaimo.  Messrs. Iteifei, Curry, "and   Bar  low, of eagle "fame,   were up   Wednesday to Fiidny.  Superintendent F. D. Little was  up a few days last week.  J. Gillespie   is   tack   among   us  .again, and G. T. Parkes also.  ���������     Mm' L.   Mounce 'returned   last-  week   from   visiting     Mends     m  Kansas.  ���������o-  * TO THE IEAT.  A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noises in the Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drnn;< may have  them free. Addre-i No. 14517.  The Nicholson Institute, 780  Eiehth Avenue. New York,  U.S.A.  -o-  Chocolates,  Dates, Figs,  Bon    B.ons,  Apples  Candies,  Nuts,  JAPAN     AND       NAVAL    ORANGES.  RAISINS, CURRANTS, PEEL, ETC  Nice Stock of CHRISTIE  CAKES  of all kinds at  ~M"  ���������1&  COAL   SHIPMENTS.  Following are the coal shipments  for the   month   ending ' 89th Nov.  UNION COLLIERY SHIPING.  Date.   Vessel'     Destination   Tons  2���������Sp. Glory of the Sea?, San  Francisco ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� 3300  2���������SS. Farrallon, Pt. Town-  send.. ���������������������������������������������      85  2.���������S3. Dirigo, Pt. Townsend     42  2���������SS. Amur, Port Simpson,.   233  2���������Sp America, 'Frisco 2945  2���������SS. Pioneer, Victoria      44  2���������SS. Daiiube, Vicrori a    100  2 SS.   Normaa   Isles,   Che-  ,r.,ihi.s  2006  11 1 ti ill 1.1 =   o  -rS. Aorangi, Vancouver.  15-SS. Wellington,   'Frisco    1766  15   -Sri. Aberdeen, Ketchikan.     23  15���������SS. Danube. Skagway .....  318  15���������Bargo Richard III.,   Ketchikan 1700  22���������SS. Lome,, Ketchikan    100  22���������Bark Undaunted 'Frisco..2663  22 SS. Dirigo, pt.<,Townsend. 197  22 ���������SS. Bertha,  Seattle      87  29���������SS. Amur, Pt. Simpson.. 325  29���������Bark J. D. Peters, 'Frisco.1475  29���������SS. Wellington, 'Erisco.. 1210  29���������SS, Kvarven, Portland, 0. 855  Total 20,060   O ��������� '  Genuine extract of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.   o ���������  We understand that Mr. Pt. Hall  M. P. P., agent for several large  insur-toce. companies, is in correspondence with the 'City .Council  ���������here with-a view to lowering the  excessively high premium at present charged on the main   business  '���������street.  Ceylon Tea is the finest tea in  the world. Blue Ribbon Tea is the  finest Ceylon Tea in the world.  On 6th, "Slinking Charlie," an  aborigine who well deserves his  cognomen, appeared before Magistrate Abrams for being in possession of a pair of boots stolen from  J. McPhee's store, which articles he  disposed of to a man in the Valley.  Charlie went up fur two months  "A rofo, by any other name, wouid  smell as sweet. ' j  A full lino   of   b-iy'a   undwwear j  and cibthing also men's tweed pants ;  Cumberland, , 2?.(C.  ' A PURE GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR MWOM  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking Powder : containing  alum.   They are Injurious to heaUk, .  LOCAL ITErTJS.  590 1  _Walli.w t Partridge.  J. McEwen was hurt at No 5 on  5th.  There was war ; in Courtenay  Friday!  If you don't like Blue Ribbon extracts it is because you've never  tried them.  Council .calls for tenders for x.  suspect station.  We make weekly shipments to  the B C. Dye Works. Satisfaction  o-uaranled.���������Waller   &   Partridge,  J. P.    VVa'pon    su taine i  severe  injuries on the 8th in No. -4-slope-  It seems that there had bee.n a caving of the roof at his   place and   he  was preparing to timber up when a  piece of rock fell and   caught   him,  breaking one leg xiTsove the   ankle,  and   injuring   his   back.    We   are  sorrv. for Pete in his   .mishap    and  hope to see   i-i.u   about   again  as  soon as we can reas nably expect t������  A   lartio     assortment   of   Xma������  ; creeds to be phowu   this   and   nost  i week.- - Waller u: Partridge,.  t  ment of Boxed Candy,   Candy Stock-  ihgs, and.many other Toys ,to   numer- r  ous to mention,    AVe   have an   assortment oi China and Glassware that isun-,  fi  w  fi-  1  ",i  -a' '���������  r ���������   rj  5  ���������j I  II.  .  m  *} !  V ';  Mi  %  A  4 A  LIFE.  I saw the little maiden moon.  She was so shy, so shy.  She hid herself behind a cloud  Till all the stars went by.  As pure as sea foam was her robe  And white as ivory,  And lily buds that blow on earth  Raised timid heads to see.  I saw the moon, the full grown moon,  Leap from the ocean's hold  And bare her beauty to the sky,  Fierce, glorious and bold.  And crimson was her flaunting robe  And red as sin, maybe,  "'   -.      And poppy buds that blow on earth  Raised wicked heads to see.  I saw the moon, the dying moon,     ,   /  Falter across the sky;  White faced she fell before the morn  That smiled to see her die.  No wave that kissed her feet of old  But mocked her misery;  Only the sear, blown loaves of earth'  -   Might mourn for such as she.  "^Thcodosia   Garrison  in   Kansas   City .Independent.  V  WHO WAS BE?  x  x  . For two .weeks we had been playing  to crowded. houses.    The Came of our'  particular star had preceded us to the  '   Pacific coast, and tho welcome we re-  ���������'    ceived was very enthusiastic,  inciting  tho company to greater exertions and  ,    a deeper interest in  the noble profes-  ���������   sion they had chosen.  "For heaven's sake, Graham, don't  sell another ticket!" was the message  sent up one night to the manager.  "Every seat is filled, and there is no  standing, room."  , I" was about to close the office when  a voice from tho crowd attracted my  attention. A tall, strange looking man  was making his-way toward me. His  fa'ce was strikingly intelligent, but  there WT.s a look of sorrow and care���������  that was quite affecting. His clothes,  once fashionably cut and of good 'material, ,were now patched and threadbare, while his hat, all dusty and  jammed, I never saw. equaled. As,he  pushed his way, through the crowd,  heedless of the angry words and looks  that greeted him on every side, I noticed that one sleeve hung empty at  his side. The way he used the whole  arm, however, convinced. me that it  was, abundantly able to do duty for  both.  "I beg a favor of you," said he.    "I  -want to enter the theater for just a mo:  ment.   I care nothing for the play, but  I must see Miss Una Howard."  "I am sorry, ,but Miss Howard can-  . not give you audience until tomorrow."  "No, sir... I do not wish to speak to"  her.    I only want to see her���������to look  at her."    ���������  "And even that I cannot grant. Here  are scores ' of people ' all about you  whom I have refused within the last  ten minutes. I cannot issue another  ticket tonight. ' Come tomorrow evening."  He looked around him and then leaned toward me as if to speak; but, seeming to suddenly change his mind, he  turned abruptly away and was soon  lost to sight.  The following evening his pale, careworn face was the first that met me  when I threw up the sash.  "Can't I go in now?" he asked eager-  ���������:':ijr\'.\.:-'..   '.'.���������:.:���������-.   .- ..      ,. \:..:     .. '  "You are entitled to the first ticket,  sir. One dollar." ,  "I have no money," he replied, in a  Whisper, "but I must: see Una. Will  you give.me a ticket?"  I could not. The rules of the. company forbade, and, giving a firm yet  kind negative, I turned cmy attention  to the eager crowd and soon forgot  him.  When at last I had a moment's respite, I met his deep, black eyes once  more.  "I must see Una," said he. "Cannot  you for once depart from your custom ?  I am poor, as you may see," and he  pointed almost contemptuously at his  apparel. "I have walked SOO miles to  see her, and I must."  He waited for my answer, but I  could only disappoint him. There were  at least a score of persons who asked  me the same and now stood waiting  for my answer to him.  . "I cannot blame you," said he sorrowfully, "but I must see Una. Will  you be so kind as to wait one-half  hour?"  I cheerfully promised, and I think if  I had waited but a moment longer I  should have given him a ticket, regardless of the displeasure of former  applicants.  He- returned sooner than be promised. All breathless with haste, his hat  gone and the empty sleeve torn away,  he pushed his way to the delivery.  Without a word he threw a half eagle  upon the board and. snatching a ticket,  was off before I could pass him the  change. Wondering what this strange  man could know or want of the peerless Una Howard, 1 closed the office  and entered the theater.  This was the happiest hour to me of  the whole 24. Night after night I sat  there gazing at Una Howard.  And, with the rest, I worshiped her,  but without a single ray of hope.  When I entered. Una had just come  upon the stage, and the applause that  greeted her was still echoing through  the hall.    With exquisite grace she ac-  oeautirul head as the showers of fragrant flowers and costly presents fell  at her feet.  She raised her eyes, and I was startled by the change that came over her  face. Her gaze was riveted upon some  object directly in front. There stood  the one armed man, his tall form towering far above the rest, his long,  scanty, unkempt hair falling about his  shoulders; his burning, devouring eyes  looking full upon Una.  Whiter-and whiter grew Una. With  a faint cry she tottered and fell toward  the blazing lights. With the strength  of n giant the one armed man dashed  aside everything in his way and, leaping upon the stage, caught the fainting woman in his arms and snatched  her away just as the flame began to  lick up her light drapery.  "Oh, Una, Una, I have saved you!" he  cried, frantically kissing her pale .lips.  "Look upon me, Una, once more���������only  once more, and then I am gone forever!"  "Silence!" said a rough looking man  who had just come upon the scene, at  rhe same time firmly grasping the only  arm the poor man had. "Come with  me,- my man!"'  Easily as one could shake off the  grasp of a babe d<d the strange being  shake off the grasp of the officer.  "Touch me not!" he exclaimed fierce-  ly;    "I took the money���������stole it, if you  will���������and I will go with you soon!  But'  not now.   Stand off, or I'll fling you off  the stage!"  He kneeled by the side of the unconscious Una and in the most imploring  accents entreated her to look upon him  "just once more." His prayer was answered. The beautiful eyes opened,  and a smile of recognition played  about her"lips.'  With a cry of joy the strange man  arose to his feet.  "There, sir, constable, I am ready.  Do with me as you like. I stole the  money that I might see her, and now  I care not what comes next. Come,  sir, I am harmless now."  Una had now recovered, and as the  officer and the prisoner passed off tho  stage she whispered to me, "Follow  them, and release that man, at any  cost."  I hastened to do her bidding. A purse  of gold opened the officer's heart and  hand, and the man was free.  "Tell Una I thank her," said he,  "and give her my best wishes for her  happiness and my farewell." .  That was the last of the strange,  one armed man, and no tword of him  ever passed Una's lips save when she  thanked me for procuring his release.  Who was he? Whence did he come?  Where did he go? , What was he to  Una Howard?  I have searched far and wide for  the answers. From the Atlantic to  Pacific, on rail and on river, on land  and on sea, have I followed this man.  but can never overtake him. I have  now given over the search, and once  more I follow Una, the same beautiful, fascinating Una Howard.  In a quiet little village in old New  Hampshire I spent a summer month.  Among the rubbish that filled the old  farmhouse attic I found a pile of village papers, printed years ago. and  now my search is over.  ' "On the 13th inst, by Rev. John H.,  Bert Howard to Miss Una Defoe, all  pf-.S.-r        .....    ":  "While the people were leaving the  church an officer arrested, the bridegroom on a charge of murder. He  escaped during the night and is still  at large. The beautiful bride is prostrated by the blow, but every attention  Is paid to her by our townspeople, and  hopes are entertained for her recovery." '      /   "...  I read no further. I knew enough.  My questions were now answered.  Poor, faithful Bert Howard!���������Philadelphia Item.  the laird, while riding along the road,  saw Andrew at work, his faithful beast  up to the knees in one of the laird's  clover fields feeding luxuriously.  "Hello, Andrew!" exclaimed the  laird., "I thought your cuddy would  eat nothing but nettles and thistles."  "Aye, aye." was the response, "but  the brute misbehaved the day.' He  nearly kicked me over his head; so I  put him in there just to punish him."  Maliingr the Plants  Go  Rotmd.  The new reporter, in his story of the  wedding, wrote, "The floral display  stretched from the chancel rail {to the  doors of the church."  ��������� The city editor, in a mild manner, as,  is the custom of city editors with new  reporters, suggested:  "Couldn't you have used a better  word than 'stretched?' Say the floral  display 'nodded' or 'twined' or something like that���������some word more suggestive of flowers."  " 'Stretched is all right.''" replied the  new reporter, with the stubborn courage of a realist. "The decorations consisted of six rubber plants, and they  had to stretch to go the distance."���������  Baltimore American.  A CHINESE   PUNISHMENT.  Putting: a. Criminal to Death by Slov������  '������������������        Stsran&'ulntlon.  Some time ago Detective Inspector  Armstrong made a clever capture of  the chief of the ruffians who made the  name of Pootung notorious. The prisoner in question, besides being a well  known blackmailer and kidnaper, ,was  guilty of the horrible atrocity of cutting two men's eyes out. He was  found guilty at the mixed court ami  sent into the Chinese-city for punishment. It was expected that he would  be decapitated, but recently news caine  into the settlement that he was to suffer dxjath by slow strangulation. The  process is one of a really barbaric nature, the prisoner standing with a close  fitting cangue around his neck in a  cage of wooden bars'some 6 feet 10  inches in height.- On the bottom of  the cage are flat slabs of stone on  which his feet rest, and from day to  day these stones are removed until he  is left hanging in the cangue.  The culprit, who was placed in a  squalid, evil smelling courtyard just  inside the new north gate, was visited  by thousands of men, women and children. A few runners, armed with  canes, were the only visible guards,  and they thrashed the < yelling crowd  right lustily as they pressed on the  condemned ��������� man. On the walls aud  house tops about were .large crowds.  The principal actor seemed to be the  least concerned of all. He was eating  some rice cakes and, chatting cheerfully with some women close by, but  directly he saw a couple of foreigners  training their kodaks on him he faced  about and pulled his hat down over his  eyes. A bribe of 00 cents induced him  to let one photograph be taken of his  features, but one only. Heavy irons  encircled the prisoner's ankles, but  with the guard on duty it did not look  as if it would be a hard matter for'a  few desperate .armed men to effect  a rescue. It is estimated that the  wretched creature will be strangled Id  about four days after, severe suffering.  knowledged the tribute  and   bent her  Tame Ocean Birds.  The tameness of some of the ocean  birds at Santa Catalina, Cal., is remarkable as well as interesting. Every'day a fisherman in his Venetian  boat with lateen sails brings in his fish  and cleans them on the beach, and this  is an open invitation for the gulls,  which approach within a few feet of  the fisherman and fight for the rejectamenta of the catch. Beautiful birds  they are, with harsh and discordant  tones. At night they roost on the  wharf and boats and are extremely  tame���������in fact, so tame are some of the  diving birds here that they at times  interfere with the fisherman, this being especially true of the loons. They  float gracefully upon the water, occasionally thrusting a long, snakelike  head beneath it to note the location of  the food supply, then disappear, to be  seen again darting here and there,  now rushing into a school of sardines,  snapping up the small fry or turning  from it to course along the sandy bottom, 30 feet or so below.  His   Favorite Lawyer.  "One of C. P. Huntington's favorite  lawyers." says the Milwaukee Wisconsin, "was the late John K. Porter of  New York. He thought very much of  Porter, as he was one of those happily  constructed lawyers who make their  clients feel that the proceedings in the  suit sb&ild not be a burden to. them. Too  many lawyers are fussy and nervous  with their clients, and therefore the  latter feel that whether they win or  lose in the final contest while the suit  is pending they are passing through a  state of purgatory. Mr. Porter never  demanded that the principal should be  present during the trial. He mentioned  to the writer an important case he had  for'.Huntington. Porter was retained,  and after a full statement of the <*ase  by Huntington to Mr. Porter the latter  said to him. "You need not trouble yourself any more about this matter. Givo  me a list of your witnesses, and I will  attend to all, the details.' and Huntington would not be troubled any more  about the matter until the suit was  finally disposed of."  Relished the Punishment.  An old Scotsman, Andrew Leslie by  name, always rode on a donkey to his  work and tethered him while he labored on the road or wherever he might  be. It was suggested to him by a  neighboring landowner that he was  suspected of putting the animal to feed  in the fields at other people's expense.  "Eh, laird, I could never be tempted  to do that, for my cuddy winna eat  onythiug but nettles and thistles."  On a subsequent occasion, however,  Paris  and   It*  Cabs.  The population of Paris may be  roughly divided into two groups, those  who drive cabs and those who ride in  them. The number of cabs is amazing.  Everywhere one finds them. Apparently it is only necessary to go out into  the street before your door at any hour  of day or night, raise your hand and a  cab drives up to the curb before you.  And the cabmen.seem to be in the main  honest, obliging fellows. The stories of  their fleecing travelers this year are not  true, according to my experience. It  is true that they expect a slightly  larger pourboire from foreigners -than  from Parisians, but' then everywhere  the man from afar must pay for his experience. And the amount exacted is so  small. Two persons may drive anywhere within the city limits for 30  cents. The Parisian adds to this somo  5 cents for "drink money." the stranger  10, and both receive a respectful touch  of the hat from cabby and a "Merci,  monsieur."  FUN   FROM   YONKER8.  Some   Pithy   Paragraphs   Calculated  to Amuse You.  Spriggs���������Bluffern's clothes ��������� are all  torn.  Griggs���������He must have been doing the  town. '  Spriggs--Not at all.  Griggs���������Well, then, he was out on a  tear. , ,  "I know a man who always does everything right."  "Oh, nonsense!"  "Well, he has no left hand."  muc.Ji better. 'inanK Heaven, young  gentlemen, all folks are not so  mighty smnrt as you are, and most  of 'em believes me!" The young, Oxford undergraduate, as he was then,  was so tickled with the candor of  the impo'ster 'that he gave him a  shilling.���������������������������Household  Words.  DIAMOND JUBILEE.  Picture  of   the   Prinea   of   Wales'  3v������'-'" ��������� "Torse.  Great  Smith���������Those joke writers must be  put to an awful strain sometimes for  subjects.  Brown���������Yes; that's when they're at  their wits' end.  "When,those cats congregate out on  my back fence and start to yowl at  night, I drop a pot of hot water down  on them."  "That's a sort of concert pitch."   .  The Editor���������That new scribe we've  got is said to be a novel writer.  The Copy Holder���������You bet he is. I  haven't found one good sentence in his  work yet.  Griggs���������All those young women in that  circus performance last night were as  pretty as pictures.  Briggs���������Then it must have been a  living picture show.  Indignant Father���������What do you  intend to become after you,are 21?  Flippant Son���������A man, of course.  Rubber Neck���������Now, what's the difference between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?  Sage of the Sea���������The United States.  WALDERSEE'S HOUSE.,  Tho Count's   Portuhle   Dwelling:  in China  AVill He on ;t Large Sciilej its  Such Things Go.  The portable dwelling of Field  Marshal Count Von , AValdersce, , of  ���������which mention has been made in' cable dispatches as having accompanied the German general to China,  contains seven large and comfortable  rooms. They  include  the  audience  and   work  room/ sleeping  and     bn.l.h  Her JUn.jesty's JJogs ������m<$  Poultry.  Queen  Victoria  has  determined  not  to s-end her pet dog.s for exhibition at  kennel  shows  in  the prize classes aud  also  objects   to  the exhibit.on  of, her  poultry and dove.;. Tho Queen regards'  her kennel at  Windsor as  entire.y     a  personal matter with which (the  - nation as a nation  has  nothing to  do.  and she is awar'o that enthusiasm for  the production of line breeds" of clogs  ,  is sufficiently strong in England without  encouragement     from  her.      The  main  reason   for  not  exhibiting     the-  poultry is because; a railAvay journey  and   exposure   in   a   heated,   crowded  shoAvyard usually destroy  their'   con-(1  dition,  and, the birds are restored to *  their pens looking the worse for their '  travels.    This distresses Her Majesty',  who  takes  the  kindliest  interest      in  her feathered  pets>.-  ' '  EXTEMOR'VIEW'   WALDERSEE'S   POKTABLE  DWELLING.  room  for  himself  and  his  staff     officers and quarters for servants,  The house is made of asbestos, being proof against fire. It is' impenetrable by heat or cold and can withstand all conditions of weather. The  asbestos material is very light, it is  water proof, possessing all the qualities of slate without being brittle.  2vails could be driven into it as into  wood and the material can also be  planed���������a process which would be  impossible  with  slate. The frame  work is made of appropriate wood  material. The asbestos plates are  each  one and a half  square  fe3t      in  Furniture of Match Boxes.  .   Perhaps ,the  oddest   suite   of   furniture in  the world  is,owned  by a hotel-keeper in Buda Pcsth.     For many ���������  years he has made it his business   to  colli jot match  boxes,  of which he iia's '  now  a  collection   of  -J-,000.     ,He    or-1  dered   a     skilled      cabinet-maker . ,to  equip a room with  furniture made of'  these   boxes.      The   outfit   consists   of  a writing table1 with smoking app<j.rr  atus. a fire screen, a'cabinet, a chair  and   other  smaller  articles..    ,Though  the  boxes   are   empty   they   are     adjusted  so  ingeniously that  the pieces  are  fully   as   strong  as   the  ordinary  furniture.  .  Queer, Isn't Itf  Freddy���������Ma,    carpets    are    curious  things, aren't they?  His Mother���������Why?  Freddy���������'Cos they are bought by the "  yard and worn by the feet.���������Stray Stories.  ,  OMAR  KABIFF.  THE BIG  COXFEKEXCE KOOM.  size, and are a; quarter of an inch  thick. The exterior, walls arc double,  and between them is an airspace.  The asbestos roof is in a diagonal  position.  The entire house covers an area of  2,200 square last of ground, while  tlie roof is 10 feet high, the dwelling  can he quickly taken apart, packed  closely in chests and moved to another spot. In the test made at  Hamburg, before the departure for  China, it took two hours and a  half to take it apart and eight  hours to  reconstruct  it.  GLADSTONE'S  ASTUTENESS-  How tho Future Prime Minister Detected  a, i'r;uid.  One day Mr.   Gladstone,     who  had  then jusi turned twenty, was stopped in a street by a man minus a  leg,   who  solicited  alms  and  averred  that ho had been disabled at Waterloo. Inquiring the number of the  fellow's regiment, Mr. Gladstone  then submitted him to a smart cross-  examination concerning its position  in the great battle, and the would-  be ox-warrior broke down entirely.  He admitted that he was a complete  fraud, and owned that he had lost)  a ley by being run over by a wagon.  I-Te further" volunteered the intelii-  g-ence that he was intoxicated at the  time. But/ noticing that Mr. Gladstone seemed more amused than otherwise, the vagrant whined: "Sir,  if you had only lost a leg to get a  living out of you'd be inclined, T  fancy, to make as much out of it as  you could. I told the truth till I  was starved, then I got on the battle     of     Waterloo      lay,  and it pays  The   Oriental   Potentate   Become*   ���������)  Preventer of Famine.  [Copyright, 1300, by C. B. Lewis.]  One day as Omar Kabiff sat in his  palace aud reflected ou the wisdom of  his rule he heard a great murmuring  in the streets, and calling in his prime  minister he said:  "The people murmur. Go out' and  see what the ehin music is about."  The P. M. was absent for a few  rninutes, and then returned to report:  "O ruler of the sun, the people murmur because the price of corn is so  high."  "That's it, eh? Well, go back and  tell them that the price shall be reduced one-half. . Can't no trust shove  up the price of corn in'my dominions."  The P. M. went back and made proclamation, but still the murmuring continued.  "What's the row now?" demanded  his highness as he jingled his bell and  the P; M. answered it. ���������?''  "O wise king, the people complain  of a scarcity of corn. It cannot be bad  at any price."  "I see. Make proclamation that the  people, fill up on 'taters."  "But no 'taters were planted in Persia last year, your highness."  "Then let'ern try turnips.",  "But, alas, there are p.o turnips!'-' ;  "But beans we always have with us,  and with plenty of beans on his table  no one will suffer."  "O king over Persia," said the P. M.  as he begun to look troubled. "I soid all  the beans to Turkey by yo������r order a  month ago. The suitan desired them  for his bean shooters."  "Well, then, let my people turn to  carrots and onions."  "But none have b.een grown. O  ruler."  "And maybe you  will ��������� tell' me "'that  there   isn't  a   cucumber  to  be   found  in Persia?"  "Not one, your highness."'  "Say you so?   IIo.w is it that such a  state of affairs has come about?"  "By royal proclamation, O ruler,  you had 20,000 farmers beheaded last  year as an agricultural experiment.  You were seeking a new fertilizer."  "Ah! I remember. And the beheading of 20,000 farmers has left 100,000  citizens of my capital foodless?"  "It is true, O ruler."  "Very well, Hassim.. It's a plain case  of arithmetic without any experiment  in it. To balance the want of crops  raised by the 20,000 farmers you will  see to it that 100,000 of my citizens  are made a head shorter. That will  even things up. give the people to  understand that I'm looking out for  their best interests and probably prevent an epidemic of cholera."  t  (  ���������>J m  1  U  I''  Ft  \i  R  ��������� \  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Feminine   Superiority.  Here is a little local story that illustrates the calm self satisfaction with  which the feminine mind asseits its  superiority:  Luc'3' and George are children of east  end parents. Lucy is 7 and George is  5. She has attended the primary department of a private school'just four  months. Here is an overheard conversation between the two:  .' Lucy (with a greatly pained expression)���������Why, brother, anybody could  tell you are only 5. ��������� You don't even  know the difference" between, corn and  wheat.  There are oases of consumption bo fair  advanced that Bickle'sAnti-Conaumptive  Syrup will not oure, but none so bad i*at  it will not give relief. For coughs, ooldg  and all affections ol the throat, lungs and  chest, it is a specific which has never been  known to fail. It promotes a free and  easy oxpectoration, thereby removing the  phlegm, and gives the diseased parte a  chance to heal.  George  (who  hates  to  acknowledge  -I  do too.    Wheat is���������  his inferiority)  1s-  Lucy (taking pity on ��������� him)���������Why,  George, you k������iow well enough you  don't know. Listen to me and remember. Wheat is wheat and corn is corn,  and wheat grows in a wheatlield and  corn grows in a cornfield, and dou't  yon forget it  No family living in a bilious country  should be without, Parmelee's Vegetable  pills. A few doies taken now and then will  keep the liver active,. cleanse the stomach  from all bilious matter and prevent ague.-  Mr. J. L. Price, Shoals, Martin Co., Tnd.,  writer : "I have tried a box of Pamielee'a  Pills and find them, the best medicine for  Fever and Ague I have ever used." '  To Use on His Wife.  Dremer��������� Who was the poet who sang  of "the charm that maketh womankind?"  Henpeck���������I don't know. I wonder if  a fellow could buy any of it anywhere  nowadays.  Dremer���������Any of what?  Henpeck���������Of the charm that maketh  woman kind.  ���������-1 if  Not the  Cause.  "Do you think the sun spots have  anything to do with the heat?" inquired the perspiring citizen.  "Naw!" responded the old farmer.  "Yeow'd feel just as hot without freckles as yeow do with them."  OOLIO AND KIDNEY DIFFICULT Y.���������  Mr. J. W. Wilder, J. P., Lofargeville, N.Y.,  writes: "I am subject to severe attacks of  Colic and Kidney Difficulty, and. find Parmelee's Pills afford mo great relief, while ad  o:her remedies have failed.- vThey are the  best medicine I have ever used." In fact so  great is the power of this medicine to cleanse  and purify, that diseases of almost every  name and nature are driven from the body.  A Lively Function. ,  ���������   City Editor���������How did we come to get  sc<*)ped on that fire early this 'niorn-  ingV r _\  Night- Assistant���������There wasn't any  one belt* to send out on it but the society reporter. '  City Editor���������Well, why^ didn't' you  send him7  Night Assistant���������I did. and he merely turned in lialf a column of names of  those present.���������Philadelphia Press.  ��������� Beddock,   June  11,   1897.-  C. C. RICHARDS  & Co.  Dear   Sirs,���������MINARD'S   LINIMENT  is my  remedy for  NEURALGIA.  It relieves at  once.  ���������  a. s. Mcdonald.  A  Mystery Explained.  "I suppose that is considered a very fine  specimen of Chinese art," said the visitor.  "It is,"' answered the attache of the  museum.,  "All that queer disregard of perspective  seems perfectly natural to them?"  "Perfectly."  "Well, it explains what has long been  a mystery to my mind. I don't profess  to kiy>w ,much about art nor about military matters. But if that's the way  those Chinese soldiers see things I don't  wonder th������������' can't loam to shoot  straight."-  ARE YOU WEAK?  Are you sufrering- irom nervous weakness  kidney, liver or stomach coin plaints, rheumatism, "lame back, paius or aches in any uart  of your body? Do you feel yourself growing  feeble and old too soon ? If you are a man -with  the weakness that results from abusing the laws  of nature, I can guarantee you a cure in three  months   with    my    wonderful   Electric   Belt  THREE   MONTHS'   TRIAL.  Any honest man can use my appliance three  mou'-hs, and pay me only when cured.  Beautiful illustrated book, -which tells of my  method of treatmeut and gives hundreds of  letters from my grateful patients, sent closely  sealed, free.   Address  Dr. m. b. iCLAUGHUN  130 Yonge Street,  TORONTO.  If  AMU)  c������44  ay  As Urinal.  Mc.Tigger���������What do you think of that  Delaware mechanic who discovered the  secret of perpetual motion In a dream?  Thingumbob���������Oh, I suppose he'll  wake up some morning.���������Philadelphia  Press.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves NenraMa.  How's This?  We offer On������ Hundred Dollars Reward for  any ,ca������e of Catirrh that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure.  F ..j. CHENEY & CO., Props , Toledo, O.  ,We, the underaignod, have known F. J.  Cheney for the last 15 years, aud believe him  Dt-rfectly honorable hi all business transactions,  aud tin melally able >o carry out any obligation  made by their firm.  West A Tktjax, Wholesale Druggists.Toledo.O.  Waldixo,    Kinkah   &   Mabvjn,   Wholesale  ���������Druggist.*, Toledo, O.  Sails Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting direotly upon the blood and mucous surface* of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle.- Sold  by all druggist*.   Testimonials free  Hall's,Family Pills are the best.  And Glass Costs Money.  <��������� "Why, do you leave  your windows  open at night?    Arenjt you afraid of  burglar* ?"    -     '  "Yes; that's the reason. If I kept  the windows shut, they'd probably,  break the glass."���������Philadelphia Press.'  Editor and Poet.  "1 am afraid," said the poet to the  editor, "that you don't exactly grasp  the depth of the ideas expressed in  my blank verse."  "Perhaps not," said tho editor. "They  may be beyond my mental reach."  "1 think you wrong yourself," said  the poet kindly. "Let me test the  point. Here,is a line at random: 'She  swiftly passed him down the silent  way. and in her path a subtle perfume lingered.' There, that doesn't  seem confused to you, does it?"  "Not at all." replied the editor briskly: "that's easy." You are simply trying to say that a gasoline automobile  went down the Dikai"  Chan are.  o  An  Unwelcome  Old Friend���������Your husband used to be  so rough and profane, and now he's so  gentle and refined and courtly I hardly  knew him.  ��������� Mrs. Minks���������Yes, I've noticed the  change. I'll bet a^ cooky he's got a  typewriter girl in his office.  " IT IS A GREAT PUBLIC BENEFIT."  ���������These significant words were used in regard to Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil by a gen-  tleman who had thoroughly tested its met its  in his own case���������having been cured by it of  lameness of the knee of three or four years'  standing. It never fails to remove soreness  as well as lameness, and is an incomparable  pulmonic and corrective.  VViivl<iii-|   Commit   Himself.  "K^'iiM1 mi-, bin di(ii!*t I meet you in  v'!ii(-:!;:() sonic, time ago-V"  "Nni unless 1 was -there at the time."  -(.'levciand  Plain  Dealer. -  Metamorphosis.  Mrs.    Wiggles���������Before    Mr.    Wjgjrles  married me he used to say I was a duck.  Mrs.   Waggles���������And' you   were   goose  enough to believe him, I suppose?  Mrs. Wiggles (sobbing)���������Y-yes.  only y-yesterday he re-f-ferred to  as an old h-h-he  Minari's Liniment Cnres Burns, Etc.  Kniriit...;   -h1������1i������i-n.  The wounded British soldiers often  amuse ' themselves during convalescence by knitting and doing similar  work. At The Gables,. Surbiton, England, which has been opened by its  owners, Mr. and Mrs. .Alfred Cooper,  as ��������� a' convalescent home for returned  soldiers, one man knitted a pair of  stockings for his baby in a day. Others knit for themselves and their  wives, and a favorite article is a Berlin wool belt bearing the name of the  owner and that of the action in  which ho was wounded.  We have just published a beautiful oil portrait, of the  Queen, in lei colors, size 12 x 9, ready for framing. As'  evciy jwison will want one of these magnificent works  of art, we would like you to represent us. We give you  your choice of 30 VAtUAlSLE FKKMIITAiS, some  of which are illustrated above, for selling 6 or more of  the Qu������en Portiaits at 10 cents. Write at once and we  will send you a supply. Also our full illustrated sheet  of premiums. Sell the poi traits, return the money and  we will send the prize you select free. The Royal  Academy Publishing Co., Toronto.   jBpaitBieEt 162  HMD'S LINIMENT Cures Danirntt  Blacksmiths* Iron workers  -NEEI  The Master Mechanics  Extraordinary Soap  l  Made from fine Stockholm Tar, this soap dissolves  and ^removes Oil, Rust, Paint and iron Stains, leaves  the skin clean and helps to heal any cuts or burns.  For sale by all dealers in g-ood soaps.  THE ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., MFRS;. MONTREAL  W. N. U. 295.  Manufactured by XHOS. LEE, Winnipeg.  Friends No Longer,  "My husband'tells all his friends that  he drew a prize in the matrimonial lottery, " she said proudly.  "He probably refers to your bank account. " returned her dearest friend.���������  Chicago Post.  And  Tea merchants are under the impression that Ceylon and India Green  Teas will displace all Japans in Canada before long. The "SALADA"  Tea Company are introducing them  in their sealed Lead Packets. They  are the most delicious Green Teas  ever offered the public  A  BACK   NUMBER.  Only  One   Obstacle.  Old. Clentlennin- So you'd like to be-  :-ome my.son-in-hiwV '  Mr. Lliirdnp��������� Yes, sir, if you can afford it.���������Tit-Bits.      .  Weak*1������58  A woman's reproductive  organs are in the most intense and continuous sympathy with her kidneys.  The slightest disorder in the  kidneys brings about a  corresponding" disease in  the reproductive organs.  Dodd's Kidney Pills, by restoring the kidneys to their  perfect condition, prevent  and cure those fearful disorders peculiar to women.  Pale young girls, worn-out  mothers, suffering- wives  and women entering- upon  the Change of Life, your  best friend is  Dodd's  Kidney  Pills  UIOIll'  Not  Liintr  Wliy tl������?  Hale   mid   Rearty  Old  Gen.  tlojiiiiis  Felt yud.  ���������'Son-in-law of mine, voo," groaned  the hale and hearty old gentleman.  "As bright a younjr fellow as I ever  knew. I loved him as though h<-> were-  my own flesh and blood. I never got  such a thrown down from the time 1  began to work at.00. cents a day to the  present time." ,  "You always told me" that he was a  veritable Napoleon, of'finance."  "So 1 did, and so he is," and the old  ���������gentleman made a sorry attempt to  lau^h..." "And 1 encouraged him in it:  1 must admit that. 1 literally drummed it into him that business was business and that sentiment, friendship,  t-ven' relationship, had to be put aside  when it came to striving for  "But what has he done!  i-riminal?"  "Taken   me at  my -word,  will say.    I'm jping to retire  frozen out.     Vou know the  which   I   have   my  biggest  and controlling interest?"  "Certainly. It is coining money, and  your salary as president is $20,000."  Here the old gentleman groaned again.  "] went away for a vacation. What  more natural than that my son-in-law  should vote my stock? I gave hvin authority to do so, and I've no doubt that  the young rascal recalled all that I had  told him. He elected himself president, chose his own board of directors  and increased the salary of his position $0,000 per annum. He just jollies  me when I take him to task and tells  me I should have no cares for the rest  of my life. I'm simply turned out to  pasture.     My,   what  a   boy!"  A Ccimni Note.  "I see that there has been a now  class established for the heavyweight  pugilists in this country. "  "YesV How are they classified now?"  "As    paper     weights. "���������Richmond-  Dispatch.  MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Everywhere.  Little Meat For Children.  It is one of the greatest errors to give  too much meat to children under 10 yours  of ago. Their digestive organs are not  equal to tho demands made upon them by  such heavy food. From carefully compiled  statistics it is proved that children who  are fed largely upon a meat diccaro irritable, snappish and quarrelsome Tho best  foods for little ones are milk, custards,  simplo puddings, farinaceous food, fruit  and vegetables. H there is need of a  hearty meal, a lightly boiled egg is an excellent article for a child. To growing  children give soup, broth and stews and  occasionally a little bit of meat, finely  shredded, with plenty of vegetables.  ��������� Married -women should all  know of Golden Seal,' 'Tha  Wife's Friand," a certain  euro for Leueorrhoa anil  all irregularities.' ������ Has  baun. used by thousands  of w������men. A.trained'  nurse will answer all enquiries. $1.00 per hot,  sutiicieMt tor una aiomh ������  traatment. Address Golden  K������ul Jladical Co., Toronto,-  Out. BB<i WiaBlpae. Man.  Far -.&la by*ll Druggist*.  -A.C3-EZSTTS.  We handle complete line  HOuSeMfl aiiS Kitclen Specialties.  An extra. 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Thev will include  late portraits .specially' ��������� .taken.j^or  this series, of the lea'dlng in'en 'in  the public life of Canada, .beginning  with Sir Wilfrid Laurier 'and ' Sir  Charles  Tapper.  With these portraits, "which-���������'will  constitute a valuable gallery of the  most eminent .Canadians1, df the  times, there will be interspersed  ( half tone reproductions. _.fronjv^xt.  Works, showing ' M'ani'toban ' and  Western Views, > pictures- depictjug  typical scenes in' Canadian' life,  Military pictures and gener;xl.1vip\ys,  the whole forming ariridSt desffable  collection of the highest interest  and  value.     ���������;      '.      .,>n-:.i ���������'���������"  Whether used for framing of kept  as a portfolio of 30:-attractive" Art  Works, for that will be the number  received in the course ;of about a  year,- thc-so pictures will be well  worth having. 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T. for sale.  <^     Maps and folders sent on applica-  <p tion.  ���������82     Gait coal from Lethbridge.  4^     Prices quoted to all railway points.  + w  i  +  .^..o._^-.a���������^-.������.-|-.������.-^-.c..^-.o.-^-.���������������^���������������. ^ ,������,  To Loan on improved farms at current rates.   Write to    ���������������������������':.- ������������������-.������'  NAUES, ROBINSON  &   BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  ���������������-^-.���������~^-.������.-<^~������.-fr-.������������-^-������������ ^ .e������.^-.������.^-.e.-^-������  ���������f  Instruments. Drnmi, Uniforms Etc.  EVERY TOWN   CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted.. Jrtme catalojruo  60. illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything In AIukIc or Musical InH.tnynewits.  Toronto ;'Ont.. and  Winnipeg, Man.  Whaley Eoyce & Co.  Catholic Prayer $���������Z&?������;g������?i  ulara. Religious Pictures, Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Ednoational Works. Mall orders receive prompt attention. D.&J.sadlier&Co���������Moiitral  "*  r    ki  ���������n,F  V  fa  ������'"  w*  "if* 1  Ik  .1  I  -  f.  w*  ���������ft  111  v-l  nJ  ���������Jl 5  si  Mi  I  ?4  M 1Sa.jlUltrlvtj.Ht  i ' Hri*in"f*"*''*'��������� "--*"  liri.-rt.r~r t ^-i"1 "���������**f ���������������if������'gnJCMW<rgir������aa,  Issued Every   "Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  The columns of Thk News are open to ull  T*ho wish to express therein views on matt-  ersof public interest.  While we do not hold ourselves responsible for the utterances of correspondents, we  reserve the right of declining to insert  communications unnecessarily personally.  -S1  -,   -    . . ' -  "' r     , ._    -���������  WEDNESDAY,   DEC.   12,   1900.  DON'T    SHOOT  Until you see your game,   and   sec  thae it IS, game and not a   man.���������  ���������Forest and Stream.    o  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  are   put    up   by   Canadians'.   No  Chinese labor employed.  AN OLD TIMES, GONE.  News   was   received   here early  ��������� this week of the death in Riverside,  California, of|\Vm.    Sudrow,   says  the   Paystreak.    De-eased    was a  pionet-r of the Slocnn and was well  kn wn to nearly   everyone  .in the  district.    He-was  a native   of  the  ft ate of Nebraska, but   since  1SS5  had been a resident of British Col-  Umhia.  Deceased was well known in  Cumberland, having lived here for  ������ome years.���������Ed.  A   GBEAT   NEWSPAPER BUILDING-.  The Montreal newspapes are  paying high compliments to the  Family Herald and Weekly Star  On the occaseion of the latter paper  moving into its, magnificent new  building, just completed, after be*  ih������j two years in construction. The  new building of the Family Her- .  '���������Id and Weekly Star is one of the  eights of Montreal. Architects say .  it-is one of the finest, if not the  Very finest, newspaper building in  the world, there being nothing in  New Xoik or London or any of the  great cities to equal it. The Family Herald's new building cost half  a- million dollars*   o   BTABTLED THE  CONSTABLE.  The man, was sitting on the front  .steps of his house at   three  o'clock  in trie morning as   the   policeman  came up and noticed him,  "Halloa,'' exclaimed the startled"  .guardian of the peace,   "what are  you doing   there?"   and   he  draw  ,3near captiously.  "'Sitting hese," responded the man  'What-are yuu sitting there for?'  'It's my house, and I suppose I  ha,ve got a right to, haven't I?"  "Oh, 'excuse me." apologized the  policeman, coming closer: "I  didn't recognize you. What's the  matter?    Eost your latch-key?"  "No," very curtly.  '"Forg'it it when you came out?"  ���������"No."  '"Afraid of disturbing somebody  that's ill if you knock."  "No."  " Waiting for the milkman, perhaps?" ventured the policeman,  Ha king another tack.  "No," shorter than ever.  "Want to get in early to breakfast perhaps?"  "���������No ������������������������'������������������'������������������  ���������^Sit-iing here to get cool before  $f>ing to bed?"  ������������������������������������".No;"  "Are you ��������� began the  police-  9fjwi,.wh������eip   4*fc   rn.au   interrupted  him.  "Look here,',; he said, "do I have  to reveal to you the sj.cred secrets  of my household?" '  "No,"  said   the   policeman,   almost as short as the man had said it.  "Do I have   to  communicate  to  you my domestic infelicities?"'  "No."  "Do I have to tell   you   mv wife  is waiting'at the head of the  stairs  in there for me?"  "No."  , "Do I have to inform   you  that  she has declared war?"  "No," stammered the astonished  policeman.  "Well, then," commanded the  man, -cyou go away from here and  attend to your own business.' I'll  sit here till the middle of next  week if I like."  AncLthe policeman, thoroughly  abashed, apologized to the man,  and forthwith went on his wa}' ���������  for he also was married.   o   A new die-cover}' of importance  inthcKoyukuk oountry is-on Emma creek, a tributary of the Ketchikan river. A Seattle miner, w! o  made the disco very in June, took  out $9,000 in fifteen days, the nuggets, ranging in value from $5 to  $160.    The largest nugget  was die1-  ii .-".���������_.,;nstl:!.t the lauy members ~it tiit  'i- ifji vM'iif.y r:\ii .inst the si-un^ A: Is an ae  the f.;v;iiil( mfii of  i22*'-oiioii iru^i  their  v,'?:ijiL:<j: ayiwircl.     Their graml diuziei  di\.-.iK.-s,   rc-eherche   walking   wiafs.f.Hjp  a:;-.i 'ielio&fti morning ro'^t-h���������evfr.n rhuii  hricbl v/reathf.s anrf beaded bill h!jpp.-i>  n?e  . rc<m���������-tti]y majle in the \m>"A ndfit>?  able -le.13.     A reporter lias uscu h-iviu ;  a ch:?t with & lady who ai one  fciix & v/i. ���������  9/iiployod by a xioiod West end costniuivr  "Many a titled dame would positive! ���������  shudder,"   she exclaimed,  "if* she sir,-  the poor, half-starved, ill-clad croataiv-  who uave_the iuuldng of her finery."  "Do court dressmakers, then, liiccr  fashionable tailors, employ outside  hanu-j?"  "Yea, all do more or less,  especially  tha smaller firms.    Indeed, many of the  so-ca;led court dressmakers, whoso places  of husinesg consist of swell flats or draw  iu^ioom  floors,   really  do little ox n>  work oh the premises."   They 'fit' ladies,  oerUinly, but as often as not the material is made up in the most wretched  BJuni'j by women who can searceij* ewi;  enough to keep body and soul together  For instance, in a case I know of, aduch  =:;s ordered  a  wedding costume Tor a  certain date. . Tho linings were made by  the firm, but the material for the bodice  was given to one outside hand and that  it the skirt to another.     Much to her  iady:;bip's chagrin, the costume was not  ready   by the   day appointed.      Now.  what was the real-.reason"?    It was that  the poor woman who had been entrusted  with tho making of the bodice had sud  d.-nlydied of sheer worry and starvation.  Shv?. was found lying on  her old  four-  post fbedstead in a litl le back room  in  Marylebone, with the haif-iinished gar-  HK-.iil grasped in her hand."  "Is. riio pay of tlicBO outside hands so  ���������t&ry smaii tiic-n?'' ���������  " Yeo, in the' majority of cases.    The  :ourt dress makers take gpod care to  have nearly every farthinfr of the largo,  profits for themselves. The middle hand'  ���������refcs no more Hum if she were employed-  o-i 1,1 :*j most common work, yet so trying  .se fchair occupation   that I have often  ���������mown  wom������n to e;o blind  or into con  '.uinption over it.    Even when constantly empioj'ed they cannot earn more than  L0 shillings or 12 shillings a week,  and  3ut of this paltiy sum they have to find  choir own twist or cotton.    So poor are  they, indeed, that it is quito a common  Mrrng for rhcin to p-ei, 'dolly shop'keepers  -^   *  /'���������?,  ' '��������� '    ;  :j.y-A  X  ^  m  ���������fc'j  %ih  *  f  ;;-  t-.r"   '-'V  . -r.      '.    J;  -r:>  CM  -a  ���������2  v-1  &''..  1   !  i      C3  o sJf'Ui'jLi    ^/vJ'-������  Arv ^ ?W! POK'T*:f:S.  j '.   k tijvj   j.������^.. -."j.>,  v���������   ,Mi\\"i .-x% LJ/j ���������.',{*.   :,  ppEfih. Lager Bee  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE -BEST ���������  IN  THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading to  conviction   o  persons witholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging  to  this  company  HENRY REIFK  ���������^������  n ayer.  &  CO.  Wholesale' Wine    and   Liquor    Merchants  NANAIMO,   B.-C.  Direct irajport  covered five   foot    above    bed-'-oek. {   ro advance small Kamn on  the ma Lena)  t'or one iob v.il they  iiaw; exooritod aud  ������S1  The gold ss worth irom $18 to $20  an ounce.���������.Mining and Metallurgical Journal.   o   Gennine extract of Vanilla 'is,soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.  NOTICE.  j      NOTICE is hereby given that an  application will-be   made   to   the  Legislative assembly of   ti-e    Province of   Briti'h Columbiw,   at   the  next session, for an Act to incorporate a company with power to   conslruci,  equip, operate and maintain a railway of  standard or narrow guage, to be   operated by steam, electricity, or any other motive power for the carrying of passengers  and freight, from a point at   or  near  the  junction of the  Chilcat and   Klahini Rivers; thence westerly along. the   Klahini  - River and northerly in the genenI direction of the Dalton Trail,  to'  some- point  not less than five miles from the  Provincial boundary, in the District of Cassia'",  Province     aforr-soid;      unci   to      build  and     operate     tram.ways     in    connection therewith; ���������.���������ith power to   construct,  operate, and "maintain branch  lines   and  all necessary bridges, 'roads, ways, ferries  and other works and to   build,   own"and  maintain wharves and docks  in   connection therewith, and with power   to build,  acquire, own, equip and  maintain   steam  and other veosels and boats, and operate  the same on any navigable waters, within  the Province; and with   power  lo   build,  equip,,operate   and   maintain   telegraph  and telephone lines  in   connection    wuh  the said railway   and   branches; and   to  generate electricity for  supply   of   lighi,  heat and power, and for   all   and   every  other purpose mentioned in   sections   So,  8i, 82 and 83 of the "Water Clauses Con  solidation Act, 1S97," and to   do   everything necessrry   and   incidental   10   the  carrying out of all or any of  the  objects  referred to in the  said  sections; and   to  build,'own and maintain   saw-mi'ls;   and  with power to expropriate lands  for   the  purposes of the Company, and to acquire  lands, bonuses, .privileges or   other   aids  from any Government, municipal corporation, or other persons or bodies; and   to  levy,and collect tolls from   all parties using and on all freight: passing   over   any  of such roads,    railways,   tramways,  ferries, wharves and vessels owned or operated by the company, and with power   to  make traffic or other   arrangements with  railway, steamboat, or other   companies;  zncl for all other usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers or privileges in that  behalf.  Dated at the Cay   of Victoria,   B.   C.  this 16th day of October, 1900.  John Irving.  been paid for another.'  "I t;d:o it that all this applies to ths  ivso'll 'J.L-ms orrly?"  "\r"f?, mainly to those people who call  ���������ihtmis'jlvi's 'Madamos' or "JMosd:imes.'  8rit. it iitnoTmiR to much Cm1 same tiung  sv-r-n in fho case of  lar.-re.-t   court  'ires.-������mak..'i"s.    Once Vioy give out wovl?  tury c;isn:ot roll for ucjruiu wh<������rs it is  iiiii.'"..'j up.    Thc-y may uivoit to A, tii:.ali  iiif'< rhai bhc does it -d, lioiue, hut  veri  ���������)Jtm'A,   tor   thw balro  of  oytr-J   profit.  .dv-',s il to j?.,   :md 13 aiay  ijire it to C  Noi<)e poor ereifui'o liviaj;? in the depll:  >i Kvp.i.'.lor     It i;, jUi-t ������hc. tvime with' o������l:  -���������mkh'S fiud.Li'i'.L'.i wvr-^'ht-. ��������� 'I'lio  Lorm"?  \-f).   in vtv rmiuy iii.'^.siusos,  orii;mioal  ''.'j   :;ui.:dsr'  t:.vj   ni'.'.-t    m'if*j):iit.arv-   sur  .-op.n.'iir.:r-":   t:ie   biii-. r   are   inarlc   anc!  ���������nji:"te-d in pla .-f.r.'.' naily unhrMithyano  ������������������p".-ji-;jJ'U\     ,theo.ijyri'..,ie������Vy i'o'- fche evil  ���������> to >.'-...ic:^ ir, iJh-^al tvi ?iri:;s to ^ira uu;  .' l.t!.- i\\ ;.'.!. .i'lll ia. i;*o e-.-rvanl i.s much  , >.;/' r tii-'./! l"i:-r isii.iTrt .-'P.    Tno  ordinary  i.-'.^-vMtkr-.- f'<n.,s I,,.!- work with her owr  ia:id:.- h) p^.-"-'.-;- .v-dch. ii hnmble, tire ax  ���������f-.\sr. oli;?i.ii\   i*.ic i:ithiw.iaolo (Iressjaakei  .iaiply   does-   Ii".-1    ill^T'g  ������������������ni.-l   t;dkin>>;.  -joi.ie'.iiucs sho   L-; so atJiamed of  ino  ..bviouii J/OVi.tzv oi h-rr  ontdcor haiid*  lhai. she ;uve������ tni'm   partjcnlar in.sirnc-  ik.-r.t!   not to   hi 1,.; back work  during  business  h-.-ur'-.  m cr.so they mijrht be  ftifn   by   her  cn.-M(;in^rs.    Whenever T  ijrfar of-a ense oi" IVror among  the aids-  tocracy I ask m^vjelf if the clothing ie  \iot- moui. to 'blame than- the d������ wans. "~~  r.i:;u-iot) ������''������.������*oniel.>.  irr.  ,    ' of Whyte and McKay, Glasgow Special Scotch Whisky,  Jas. Watson & Co., Dundee, Glenlivet.  R. McNish & Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special.  Al. Demerara and Jamaica Rum,      . c'   .  Ciuir.css' Stout and Bass' Ale.  French Cognac-i in the very best qualitie-.    lS  '   I'oit, Sherry, Claret-", Etc., Etc. '  ALWAYS ON  FT AND���������A Carload of   Hiram    Walker s    &   Son's    Rye    Whiski  s  g..-irisiM!C.-^iccr������.:y^'���������'BA.'gaJ:iJ"J:^J-.au^  rrf-Yl J?L.^^ i?S>*-~ **ris*������  I:   GV'ICI  utsiLiiiitku    Lit  TliK CO.MiWlf.-ioN   to ti'qu re   m'o   anc  UOllCCI lUl!^  ll:C i>71.-V;)'K'C ot   .Sutlh-'K wii.h  in ths) tract, < f !,'i7nts������r si <-ri u> ih K qn:-  lnalt ai\d ' Kauain <> Iva lway C<-ui)j'>i>}  will hold a sitting in i. UVr.lCKl.ANi.),  (irnnox   /)i���������trior, "on TBX75JSDAY, ilio  NOVEBIBEIt NEXT.  A)!  Ijfcrsrons  iniftri'btc-d   aie   ljeieby    to  take  notioo nul govt.ni them&Llvcsaccoidii'gly.  For the Commihsioiur,  \V. IL. ELLIS,  Secretary.  October 20ih, 1000.  The Grand  MRS.     PENCEL.OLI, Nurse,     lloude  cleaning and Washing and Ironing done. '  First Screet, Cumberland, B  C.  h  >.  A J%  yir: it  (Extension)  AT THE  IT. ���������  it'VP'yt&'s-  >x^ e  'COURTENAY.  m If  u  i? ^ ^k  'Senty of Birds.  LOTS FOB  SALE,  Apply to,  m 5m3 . L, W, NUNNS.  ASTBAY ON KfS" PREMI ES.  Shooting Begins 11 a.  m.  ring lour Buns.  TO .THE: TEAF.  A rich lady cured of her'Deafness and Noi?es in th������ Head by  Dr. Nicholsf r;'s ���������' Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 (o his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drums may have  thctn free. Addres No. 14517.  The ���������   Nieholnon     Institute,     780  ONE RED STEER, branded X.  Owner way recover same by  proving property ar.d p.iyinpr  co^ts and charges of advertising  and daniage.  M. GIBSON,  o8t3        . Sanchv ck.  htihb I Ulb.liii lb II lliu,  .-riiOM iik.wv wiNTr.k lavkks.  VICTORIA 00MOX   HO LTE.  Taking-   Effect  Tiiosday,   Oct.   16th,  1900  b: S. "City of Nanaimo.'  Sails from Victoria Tuesday, 7  a.212. for Nanaimo and  Way peris.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wednesday 7- a. m., for Union Whnrf,  Comox and Way ports.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimo, Friday 4  a.m. for Comox and Union Wharf  direct.  Sai1? from Comox and Union  Wharf,Friday 6 p. ni. for Nanaimo  direct.  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and  Way ports.  ."FOB,  Freight  tickets   and State  ro">m Apply on hoard,  GEO. L   (JOUBTNEY,  Traffice Manage  'Black Jiafflond Inrsery.  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  ii.-2)-er  *:2   ,-cr  il'ior.  i.,g.  ijer  Eiirhtl-j  ivveuu  >S0\\  York,  i.s. A.  \  Beack I.anv-ha   j:  Black   Minorca^,   ������t-w   }-cr   hi  Barred  Plymouth   Rocks,   <vl  sitting.  'E.PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  GRACE CHURCH Methodist  Sunday Schooi will have the annual XMAS TREE on Dec. 25th,  in Grace Churi'-h.  HUTCHERSOI  k   PEEST.  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Larg-e Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Slirubs and E"vergaeens.  Small Eruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   -promptly   attended to.  b12bo P. O. BOX,  190. -  FINE  -   DONE AT���������  The lews Office.  I  St  fi)  %  ���������i  n fTh Tl  ,111 <irf n y w><^<ii��CiAa��fi aw
���**tjt/**.n HMUH.fcimi iihi^HTirwrvnwi
c-MUit>Lt��*tiiv.a'.ctv-wjnwKUhjow^k^-BL1*;tt�� "mil  n ���Mlntin inwumriiTirnir'3UrMp��r����M^"M
���WW <��* tariutt
s����c-��?vwir��=*rtr j�� w-t�� A n^va m
Seems to he a. great difference   of
opinion athong medicos whether or
riot' the .epidemic   in   Nanaimo   is
"���smallpox.
Kruger is paid io anticipate re-
sidii g in the U.S. Thi? is contradicted by Ley-5 s.
Boers look Dev ft-d-.-rp on 25th
Nov. and capture,i 400 British
p-is-ners and two guns.
Rail "way ferry -1 >y 1 :i w, pa ssr-d \ n
Victoria on 2<Jth. K��>r, 1.788.
A ainst, 3S9.  ,
COMOX LICENCE   EISTR1CT.
'' NOTICE- is hereby given tn.it the fol-
!ji    lowing parties   have   applied  for.liqnor
\'l     licences, as under: >���
Hotel Licences (renewals)
Samuel C. Davis, Union  Hotel' Union
John H'.-Pikei. Spring Inn, Union.
Gorge Howe, Nelson Uprise,Union Bay
John Humphrev, Wilson   House, Union
George G. McDonald, ElkPIoiel, Comox
Samuel J. Cliffe, Lurne Hotel, Comox.
Gerald Lippialt, Courtenay  Hote', Cour-
,   ay.
Wm.'E. Clennon, Riverside Hotel,.Cour-
i>.     ten ay. ^ c
ft'   "Moses   C.   Ireland.    B Id'   Bluff   Hotel,
.)   Vaklez Island.
Gii tries August Thulm, Malasnina Hbtel-
Lund.
i\     John Ward, New Tluu-low   Hotel,   Shoil
V     Bay.
���    Hotel Licence (new)
H. and C. A- Hull, Hoiel Heriot,   Heriot
Bay.
IVansfer of ,Hotol Licence.
f.)     David Anihcn', Courtenay'Hotel  Cour
( '��� , te ay. . '
'1'he Wn.ud of L-cenro r^v.m- dinners
wii! meet in .he C<-nn lb o^u Cnmber-
I'.in.i on S.turdav i 5 r ^ DcccuLoi    .tone
\l      tn-i-u k f5. '.iv/'.-con  ider the   above    ap-
JOiIN  TMOMP&uNY4"
Chel.Lcein.e   I nudity,
C.-m^v   Licence  Ui-Uric .
Ciin.i'ci-iiiiiri, i*t DecWub-.-i (900.
N"o'\4- we have a j'aeior to consider in
onr study of crime that is r;o 5snportfU��*.
one. and its beariiiy upou   :L>.' -liere<h"t.r
viov/   ib far   L'oui   in^y:r-r;c.>*-.t.    i'lot".
B'isco,   wlio   has   r/mde   * 'Wiuparative
study  cf the statistics or  homicide in
Europe, shov/s that, while in oi#ht p?:n-
niple states in  Western Kurope���fcip^in
exce-pted���-with a population of 128, ���">:)().���
000 people over tc-zi years  of a^e,   there
are 2,777 annual trials for jntirder. Iti.ly
with 25,000,000 individuals of like age,
has 3,008 such trials. France, Belgium,
England,   Scotland,    Ireland,   Austria
Holland, Germany, with sis times the
population of Ttaiy, only furnish Three-
fourths ^s many niTjrdera.' The statist*-
cal tables of Dr. Boseo place the  ciyi'-
ized   nations of    Europe,   Scandinavia'
and Russia excluded,  in  the following
ascending order of homicidal crin n'r.-ih'ty
Holland. England, German3r, S<,.-<^ .'id.
France, Belgium, Ireland, Austr a. Uu. 1-
,.;arjr, Spain and Italy���a scale .vgordir^
sijjrjreslion to the psychologist.
ilippourates believed that all regions
liable lo violent changes of cJimate pro
iJ need men of fierce and stubborn diapoai
iion.   Bueklc-i declared that thesifitv-rrnp
won of work caused   by   instability   of
elim," re leads to insrvsbiiity of character.
Qiu-telet say& that rhe number of crimes
against property relatively to the  number 0/ 1 rimes against the person increases ooiisklerabrj' as we advance- toward
the North.      Another eminent studc-nl
of French criminal statistic^   M. T.'mte,
,co'irirma The opinion of Iho laiter antht
���orit;". and adijiics tnat high tonvperatare
dee? ��'v��rcise  an  indirect  influence  on
fche crimi.iai passion-    But the most ex-
hfMjstive investigations in thin probl'iu;
h.'*ve been i-eccntly undertaken in Jb-iij
by Signer Ferri, whoso crim'nal statis
tif.fi of France show that crimes agsinst
the person'rise  with  the  temperature,
those against property 'do  the reverse
C]e��v.-]y, climate  has a. great influence
but hov,- ;sLc;irfc India, which is far luse.
homicidal than any European countryV
India has not half  as many homicides
annually as England.'    With this exam
pie before  r.s,   then, 'whatever fliru.-iic
has to do  with  footering these  crimes
may be ol-vlat'-d, l:y a  n'3t.J.cr   form of
ioei;;l oignnij4::tion.  IT^tg racial ("'"-tine
tion coineo in,   and  IVoi". I''ej'i;i t,  M\m.e
gives'this Kequenoe  of races, ."namely,
li'irst, the Ttnums; tl ic Lh anco Celt: the
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When, the Romans got their first peep  of  Gatford,   from over  the  surrounding  hills,  all they saw  -,vas doubtless a collection of hidoous mud .cabins, thatched  with, grass,  the soit  of  thing now only  L -to be met with in that favored isle, "tilie  first, flower of the earth,  and first gem  ,   of the sea," in the  districts of Tipper-  ary and Connemara;  but being situated  en that artery of a town's life a navdjf-  nblc   river,   Gatford   (.its   Roman   name  has escaped us, and its early British appellation we give  up  iii  despair, having  thrice  split  the  nibs   of  a?   many   pens  in endeavoring to write it) bettered itself  rjipidlj'. From mud. tree-bark and grass,  it  grew  into   timber   and     brick;   from  timber and brick it soon aspired  to  stone;  but  as  the  rise  was   slow,  the  descent  was rapid, and  to the era of brick and  atone succeeded that lath and plaster���������  ��������� a   true   symbol   of   the   time.     Pretense  without substance,  an interior of  shab-  bincss  and fraud, .concealed .by an out-  ���������side of  glaring stucco.  Speculative builders witnessing the  growing importance of Gatford, owing  to its rail ,vay communication wittjujtihe  metropolis and sundry large towns,  fastened upon the devoted place, an J  magical palaces rose up everywhere:  wonderful palaces,- lasting ��������� just long  enough; to enable their spirited projectors to raise .a mortgage on their  tottering frames, ere they���������the bti.ilde.-s.  not the buildings���������levanted to tho Continent, or sought a sanctuary in that  modern Alsatia, the Bankruptcy Court-  In one of these ''builder's follies" Doctor Cameron "was located. ���������  His house, which, together with some  half-dozen othei-s, had been run up in a  few weeks, was the lnrgest on the  street, and turned a pallid face c-f  ghastly gentiJity to the passers-by; while  the inner walls; moved by some sc-vt  of conscience, never ceased shedding  tenrs over their untimely birth, till, as  the doctor averred, mushrooms might be  cultivated at the bottom of the cupboards, and a': modest salad gleaned  from their shelves. There was no help  for it. howeve.::; the new neighborhood  was the sickly neighborhood, and,, naturally, there Doctor- Cameron pitched  'his tent, and did his work of healing,  -with   both skill   and   kindness.  "'You're just the man I wanted to see,  Silns. I hope you've procured me those  ������������������herbs  I wanted?"  "Yes. doctor, they're all here;" and  '���������Silas proceeded to unpack his/tm cases.  The doctor was a tall, thin, sharp-  visaged nian. with reddish h-aiir and  -������hiskors. He was somewhat eccentric  in manner) but his patients one. and all  respected him for his talents, and liked  him for his kindness- Ho loved :i joke,  too, and his keen, gray eyes had many  a gleam of fun in them- . ' , .  "I   was   afraid   you'd   found  a   better  market,  and bad left  me in the lurch."  "Yo.u never thought  that,  doctor,"  returned  Silas.  "Didn't' I, though! I don't see, Mi--  Herbalist, why you should set up to  he better than the rest of us. aureo  homo piscari���������money's the only bait.  Why there's my brother practitioner,  Doldmm. declares that I'm poisoning  hidl Gatford with what he calls my  weeds and my nonsense, and all to take  the gold out of' bis pocket. All! this  is the one T wanted-. II may yet bo of  some sendee, I hope, to Miss Willmi.-rh-  by."  As the doctor examined the carefully  prepared -plants. Silas bent over his  new empty botanical case, and reclasp-  ing its fastenings, asked in ns careless  a tone as he could assume, "You have  .hopes, then, for "Miss Maud's recovery.?"  "It is one of the maxims, or it should  be one of the maxims, of our profession,  that while there is life there is hope-  Nature often interferes in manifold  ways and under the highest direction, to  reverse the doctor's decree. I trust���������  nay more, I most fervently pray, it may  be so in Miss Willottghby's case."  make such a confession was rarer still.  The doctor guessed his thoughts,  though unspoken, and went on: "I fear  the poor yo-ung- lady has that heart disease which-is beyond all medical skill  to.tou^h. I remember some lines from  an old poet, which run somewhat after  lids fashion:  , 'A bitter pain to love it is.  A bitter pain that love to miss;  But-of all p-ains the greatest pain  -It is to love,  and love in  vain-'    .  Though that a young lady of Miss Wil-  lor-ghby's beauty,, character, and fortune, should love .without return, passes  my comprehension."  It maj' seem strange that a man like  Doctor Cameron, in general so reticent  in all matters, connected with bis patients, should speak thus freely to Silas.  But, ' between the doctor and Silas  Coodeve there was a close connection,  which, if not absolutely friendship, wits  exceedingly like it.    .,  "When Doctor Cameron first settled  in Gatford, Silas had been recommended to him as "a chap who knowed all  kinds o' roots and plants, a.s was goxl  for a mort o' things," and was told how  the young herbalist had cured this one  l'o the "ag'y." and that one of the  "rcom.itix," "when , old Doldrum -had  been months "a-d'renchin' of 'em with  no good but to his own pocket."  Curious to see the object of so mnich  laudation, the doctor had sent for Silas,  and soon discovered that the young  man, who, in social position, was but  little above a prosperous peasant, had  not only a superior mind, but possessed  scientific attainments of no mean order.  His chief study, however, had been  botany. andN no student over conned a  book as Silas conned the various  growths of the earth, experimentalized  upon their properties, and often, from  the closeness of his observation and  keenness of his tests, producing no  mean   medical  results.  The doctor, who loved his profession  for something more than the fees attached to it (not that he despised them,  'for our doctor hailed from the other  side of the Tweed, and had a Scotchman's eye for the main chance), was  delighted with his new acquaintance,  and while he gratefully availed. - himself of Silas' knowledge, lent him books  treating upon the science the latter so  much loved, that by drawing from the  richest storehouses he might increase  it.  And so, by degrees, the doctor had  learned tb speak to Silas as he would  to a. brother doctor called in for consultation, feeling assured . that uie  grave, silent young man saw in every  cj'.se they discussed simply a question of  science, and thought no more of the  parties concerned than lite mathematician does of the pegs' with which he  demonstrates a problem.  "Are you sur^, doctor, that Miss Wdl-  So-ughby cares for any one in particular  ���������I mean, cares in such a manner as to  endanger her  health?"  As Silas asked the question, his back  was partially turned, and he was so  much occupied with assorting some of  tho smaller bunches of herbs, that he  spoke carelessly, as one who speaks  rather to say something, than from any  reason.  , "Cares!" said the doctor, working  .away at the pestle; and mortar, an occupation which Silas' entrance "had-"disturbed;, "the poor child is dying of love  or rather, of some terrible mental shock  she  has     received,     in   consequence   of  There never was, and never will be, a  universal panacea, in one lemedy, for all ills  to which flesh is heir���������the very nature of  many curatives being such that were the  germs of other and differently seated diseases rooted m the'system of the patient���������  what would relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the oth^-r. 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 ttrenyth by the influence which  Quinine exerts en 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 disei.se,  and, by tracquihzing the nerves, disposes to  sound and refreshing-sleep���������imparts vigor  to the action of the blood, which, being  stimulated, courses throughout the vein*,  strengthening the hea.thy animal functions  of the system, thereby, making activity a  necessary result, strengthening the frame,  and giving life to the digestive organs, which  naturally demand incroased substance���������result, improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman,  of Toronto havo given to the public .iheir  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and,  gauged by tire opinion of scientists, thig  wine approaches nearest perfection of any in  the market.   All druggists sell it.  Next to the Lowest mddei. j this purpose, a sirloin of beef and three  Said contract to go to the next to    ox tongues."  Net gain to Mr. X.: One ox tongue  and a cheap reputation for charity!���������  London Standard.  And Go Aliea.fi  Slowly.  Philosopher���������And now, after-- having  reviewed all philosophy with you, there  is only one law that I caa lay down for  your guidance.  Student���������What is that?  Philosopher���������When you are sure you  uro right, you should suspect tlaut you  are wrong.���������Life.  LA "TOSCANA," HS&gftSKa  It always makes a man mad to have  his name misspelled in a newspaper,  because he believes everybody ought to  know his name.���������Atchison Globe.  No man is absolutely perfect, but one  who acknowledges his faults Is- more  than half way up the ladder.'���������Chicago  News.  HOPE HADjDSPARTED.  THE STORY OP A -WOMAN'** RESCUE FROM GREAT SXJ.fi ERING.  the lowest bidder" is the way that a  local' building contractor would have  the closing sentence read in advertisements for bids on any particular job.  While speaking of the matter recently  this same ��������� contractor said that if the  truth were known nine out of ten of  the lowest bids made are made through  a mistake in the calculations of the  bidder.  "If the contractor who gets the job  was aware that his bid is oftentimes  ������1,000 below that of the one next above  him, and this on a comparatively small  job, he would immediately institute a,  search and find where he had made  the mistake, thus having' an opportunity of failing to qualify to complete  the job. This privilege is often denied  the bidder, however, and he gets well  along with his work before the fact  .dawns upon him that he is on a losing  venture. It -is then too late to go back  on the job, and the result is that the  party who is doing the building and  the contractors also are losers, and this-  because of the ��������� natural inclination of  the contractor to shirk in order not to  lose any more than he is absolutely  obliged to in order to get out on the  bad deal.  "These mistakes are not only disastrous to the parties immediately concerned, but to the trade in general, as  by the error of the unlucky bidder another worthy contractor is unable to.  get .the work at reasonable figures.  Give the work to the next to the lowest bidder. T be'i������r"e to be a cood gen-.  era! rule."  A Cable With a  History.      ,  The cable of tl*e Western Union Telegraph company which runs under  Lake Champlain from Ticonderoga; to  Larrabees Point has something of a  history. ��������� It was made in Europe and  was first used in connecting opposite  shores of the Red sea. From there it  was brought to Hilton Head, where it  was used in connecting that place with  Tybee island, near- Beaufort, S. C. ��������� At  the close of the civil war it was taken  up and carried to New York city,  where it remained for several years in  the company storehouse before it was  placed where it now is. <  nis  Inspiration.  "What  furnishes your  inspiration?"  they asked of the author.  "My wife," was the reply.  "How lovely!" they cried.  "How perfectly idealistic!"  "Yes,", he went on, "If the muse ever  halts and I feel like loafing on my job,  her demand for a new gown or some  additional money for household ex-'  penses stirs me to renewed effort and  puts Pegasus In a gallop."���������Chicago  Post.  Some  Mist nice.  l''������r Yeaifi  Her Lite W-s One  ot* Misery���������  .Her   i'eec   an i      I^imbs    Would   .^-vrtill  I'VigliMully and Site JJeoame Unable to  Do Her Household   Work.  'But  your  own  opinion  9"  Doctor Cameron's face at once became  very  grave.  "I will do my best; I have done my  best, and will continue to do my best;  but I fear, I greatly fear, that I am not  the  doctor who  can   cure  her "  Silas started-  A doctor who owns his own incompetency is rare, but that a man of Doctor Cameron's well-known ability .should  love's l disappointment. The hedden  secrets of the brain soinetimees speak  through delirium: Poor child! poor  child! I repeat again, that I fear it is  a case far beyond my, or-'-.; any. other  man's skill to cure."  Here the handle of the surgery door  was turned, and the door itself was  half opened. No ���������one, however, immediately appeared, but a boyish voice  was heard in energetic  expostulation.  "Get out, Tiddly; a nice sort of dog  you are, a-tryhv' to force your way into  'spec-table' surgeries. A nice figger you'd  cut with....a. black draff' and a blue pill,  and nicely you'd, be' grateful for 'em.  Get   out!"  The last direction -must have been ac-  ccnipanied by a kick, for a prolonged  yelp was the response; and immediately  afterwards 'Joey. Throstle presented  himself in the surgery, closing tho door  ���������Ciirefully  behind him.  "Hillca, Joey! is that you? Who are  you so hard upon���������your dcs". I suppose?  What's the'matter with him?  "Oh, don't ask me, Mr. Camboron."  said Joey, dotting his smartly-laced hat  to the doctor, while, at the same time,  he reco&n'ized his patron, Silas by a  confidential nod- "He's not the dog ho  was before I went . into service. He.  di-c-sn't know what is due to decent society, and that's a fact. If I speak  sharp to him now, he puts on a look  of reproach, and barks at my lace and j  buttons. What must he do just now  but snap at Doctor Doldrunv's leg.* as  he; was going down the High S-tre-.-:1!:  to physic Mrs. Simond's baby. Wh:iit  he did it for I don't know, but he was  as fierce as if he'd been that blessed .innocent's  brother."  The doctor laughed.  "You're fishing for a sixpence, Maxtor  Jcey; but I've nothing to give you but  a dose of castor oil, which is quite at  your service-"  Joey made a grimace; then, producing  a letter, handed it to the doctor.  "How is Miss Maud, this morning?"  asked Silas, in a whisper, taking Joey  aside  as  the  doctor  broke the  seal.  "No better;" and the boy became suddenly serious. "Mrs. Steer was a-cry-  in' when she gave me that note, and  Miss Fancourt never leaves the sick  room,  day  or  night."  To b������  Continued.  Prom the Enterprise, Bridgewatcr, N.S.  It is appalling to think of the -number of women throughout the country who day .after day live a life almost of martyrdom; suffering but too  frequently in silent, almost hopeless  despair. To such sufferers the story  of Mrs. Joshua Wile, will come as a  beacon of hope. Mrs. Wile lives  about, two miles from the town of  Bridgewatcr, N. S., and is respected  and esteemed, by all who know her.  While in one of tho local drug stores  not long" ag"o, Mrs. Wile noticed a  number of boxes of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills in tho show case, and remarked to the proprietor, " If ever  there was a friend to woman, it is  those pills." She was asked why  she spoke so strongly about the pills,  and in reply told of the misery from  which they had rescued her. The  druggist suggested that she should  make known her cure for the benefit  of the thousands of similar sufferers.  Mrs.' Wile replied that while adverse  to publicity, yet she would gladly  tell of her cure If it would benefit  anyone, else, and she. gave the follow-,  in'g statement with permission for  its publication:���������-  '-'My life for some years was one of  weakness, pain and misery, until I  obtained relief through the use of Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. From some  cause, I know not what exactly, I  became so afflicted withi uterine trouble, that' I was. obliged to undergo  two operations. A part only of the  trouble was removed, and a terrible  weakness and miserable, nervous condition ensued, which the physician  told me I would never get clear of.  I tried other doctors, but all with  the same result���������no betterment of  my 'condition. The pains finally attacked my back and kidneys.' My  legs and leet became frightfully swollen, -and I cannot describe the tired,  sinking, deathly feeling" that at times  came over my whole body. I became unable to do my household  work, and lost all hope of recovery.  Before this stage in my illness I had  been advised to try Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills,, but like thousands of  other women, thought there could be  no good in using them when..the  medical men were unable to cure me.  At last in desperation I mode up my  mind to try them, but really without any faith in the result. To my  great surprise I obtained some benefit from the first box. I. then bought  six boxes more, "which I took according to directions, and am happy to  say was raised up by them from a  weak, sick, despondent, useless condition to my present state of health  and happiness. Every year now in  the spring and fall I take a box or  two, and find them an excellent thing  at the change of the season. Other  benefits I might mention, but suffice  it to say I would strongly recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to all  ailing "women."  Dr. Williams" Pink Pills surpass  all other medicines as a cure for the  troubles that afflict womankind.  They quickly correct suppressions and  all forms of weakness. They enrich  the blood, strengthen the nerves and  restore the glow of health to pallid  cheeks. Sold by all dealers in medicine, or sent postpaid at 50 cents a  box, or six boxes for 82.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams Medicine  Co., Brockville,   Ont.  HiM Only Connndrnm.  The old pilot of the little steamer  Maid of the Mist, which used to carry  passengers quite up to the foot of the  falls of Niagara until the mist from the  falling waters, drenched the clothing of  cevery one on board, used to perpetuate  one solitary conundrum each trip. It  always commenced and ended the  same.  Moving bis hand along the sides of  tho pilothouse and examining the woodwork minutely, hv would look up mysteriously and remark:.  "I say, stranger, do you know what  this"boat is made of?"  "Made of?   Why, pine aiidoak, isn't  she?"  ' -"No." sir." '���������-" '  "Hemlock?"  "No."  " 'Tisn't cedar, is it?" ,  "Oh. no!"   '  And then the old pilot's eyes twinkled and his mouth whistled a crazy  tune.  "Well, iron perhaps?"  "No."  "What in thunder is she made of,  then?"  "She's' Maid of the Mist, stranger;  Maid of the Mist."  Then the pilot accepted his morning  cigar.  lie Wm Very Charitable.  An amusing story Is told in connection with, a swell bazaar held a short  time ago. Among the features of .the-  entertainment was a refreshment stall,  to which charitable donors contributed  supplies, thus enabling all the takings  to represent clear profits.  The lady in charge requested a gift  for this purpose from a well known  and wealthy gentleman in the city, but  one not famous for "parting." To her  surprise she received next day a note  to the effect that he was sending her a  sirloin of beef and "two" ox tongues.  The same morniug the lady happened  to go to her butcher (who was also the  butcher of .Mr. X.), and, after giving  him a large order for her stall, asked  him if he would like himself, to give  anything.  "I should very much, ma'am,"-replied ���������  the worthy tradesman,  "but I  yesterday gave to Mr. X., at his request for  "What does she say?" asked the  crafty politician who had referred the  committee to his wife for information  as to his intentions.  "She refuses to' talk," replied the  spokesman of the committee. <  "Then it wasn't my wife you met;  gentlemen," ,be rejoined,- with great  positiveness. "It was somebody else.".  ���������Chicago Tribune.  An Example and a. Warning.  "I'm afraid," said the patient wife,  "that yours will be the fate of Abel.','  ;  "Why, what do you mean?" asked  the astonished husband.  "Well," she replied, "Abel was killed  by a club, and your club will be the  death of. you if you* don't come home  oftener."���������Chicago News. j  TOWN  TOPICS.  but   the  -Spring-  Philadelphia may be slow,  census returns don't show it  field Union.  The petering out of the Dewey arch  movement is another reminder that New  York is the great .four flush monument  town in the world.  Boston, as Mayor Hart has pointed  out, is the only city which has. existed  for two centuries and a half ���������"without a  boom or a setback." Its normal rate of  increase is now about 2 per cent a year.  ���������Boston Journal.  By sending early morning showers and  following them with ��������� high temperature  the weather department is endeavoring  to give Kansas City a realizing sense of  what New York and Chicago call "humidity." We catch the idea all right  and don't care for any more object les-  sons.-  ANATOMICAL.  There are 14 bones in the nose.  The average ear is from 2 to 2#> inches  in length.  The muscles of the human jaw exert  a force of ,534 pounds.  The collar bone is more frequently  broken than any other bone in the body.  There are over 200 distinct muscles in  the human body, of which the best of ua  keep about 100 in prime condition by  oroner use.  In   Paris.  "What did you find to be the most  entertaining exhibit at the Paris exposition?"  "My husband's exhibit of American  French seemed to entertain everybody  the most."���������Chicago Tribune.  Is Constipation, an Irregularity Which is Prevented  and Permanently Cured by Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills.    -  Ask any reputable physician what ] bowels, but if taken repeatedly  is the cause of tho most bodily de- j deaden and paralyze the system so  rangements     and   the  greatest  suffer- , that it is  rendered unable, to act for  itself and will not respond to the influence  of  curative  medicines.  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills act  naturally and pleasantly on tho  bowels, and through their toning  and invigorating effects thoroughly  and   permanently   cure   constipation.  No one who realizes the great importance of keeping the bowels perfectly healthy and regular can afford to lose sight of Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills as the greatest  regulators of the filtering and excre-  Appcndicitis, inflammation of the tary systerns-the liver, kidneys and  bowels,  Bright's  Disease  and  all  the j Dowels- '   .     .  dreadfully painful and fatal compli- J As a family medicine to prevent  cations of these diseases are usually ��������� and cure constipation, biliousness,  set up as a direct result of neglect-J dyspepsia, inactive liver and kidneys  ing  to   keep  the  bowels   heal';hy  and   and the very many  ills  arising from  ing,. and he will undoubtedly fell  you constipation or inactivity of the  bowels. He will also add that this  need not be the case if people would  pay proper attention to this most  important function.  Through ignorance, neglect or a  sense of false modesty, people allow  the bowels to get into a state of  chronic constipation, and there follow kidney disorders, torpid liver,  indigestion and a complete upsetting  of the digestive, filtering and ex-  cretary  systems.  regular.  Many people imagine that they can  prescribe for constipation, and so  dose themselves with salts or other  strong,      harmful     and       weakening  these derangements Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills easily stand first,  having by far the largest sale in  America. One pill a dose, 25 cents  a box,  at all dealers,   or Edmanson,  #1  ,UJl  <a  /:<  *���������  n  <fj  drugs, which effect an- action  on the   Bates & Co.,  Toronto ���������VI  y  V  '1  it  Sf  i\  '*  REMORSE.  One day I trod upon a heart���������  Set heel upon it where it lay. .  My shoe was purple, and my art  Could wash the stain away.  It shed a perfume like a rose  Crushed between breasts of lovers pale,  Or like the bruised wistaria does  Beneath aesummcr hail.  I washed my shoe within a brook  And dried it on the burnished grass;  The water laughed up at my look,  But the bent sky was brass!  I passed again along the wny  When the rich, fallow evening swooned.  I saw the same heart where it Uy;  It never'showed a wound!  But as I walked my nostrils filled  Full of that rose scent, over'fair.  Like a fine Persian'attar spilled  Far faint on the heavy air.  I flung away the,purple shoe  And naked footed took the sod.  But every footprint, well I knew,  i   Smelt guiltily lo God.    ,  ���������Post Wheeler in New York Press.  -H-J-H-H-  ���������rvrviT  i A PAIR OF BflLLEJ SHO  X        {       A Story of'the Stage.  "Really I'm the dullest of men," said  Edgar Brooke, with the smile of long  suffering, to a youthful interviewer  who was' trying to pick up a few more  crumbs of'Interest at the end of his  long talk with the most inimitable  comedian of the day. Edgar Brooke.  , glanced abstractedly round his study  and racked his brains for a' suitable  anecdote, but he couldn't for the life of  Win remember at the minute any of-  the antiquated,, theatrical stories that  every actor makes his own.  The,youthful interviewer's eyes wandered ^curiously around and fell on a  quaint little pair-of shoes which were  hanging over the oak fireplace���������not  , dainty slippers, spangled and gay. but  just a limp memento of the ballet, with  rounded toes, no heels and an old covering of silk, worn and frayed. They  hung against the wall, with the little  toes turned in, as if their dancing days  were over and they were far too weary  for a pirouette or even the first position.  "A curious souvenir. Mr. Brooke."  Edgar Brooke smiled, and there was  silence for a minute.  , The comedian', bad forgotten the  youthful interviewer." ' He. seemed to  see the little shoes dancing on the wall.  His .comfortable -oom faded out of  sight. There was the sound of scraping fiddles and the flare of gas. Twenty years had slipped away in hardly as'  many seconds.  *     '   *        *        *        ������,       *        ���������  It was behind the scenes of a country  theater. The close air of-a little room  almost stifled "Edgar Brooke. He  dressed with the Pantaloon, two acrobats and the Demon King of-the pantomime.1^ * .  Their clothes were heaped on a  basket In one corner. The Pantaloon  was "making up." and the Demon King  was drinking whisky and soda and  reading scraps from The Sporting  Times to amuse the two acrobats.  Edgar Brooke, hungry eyed, lean and  haggard, sat with bis aching head "between his bauds. I-Iis tinseled harlequin suit was loose for bis wasted  body. Months of illness, hard luck  and poverty bad taken the heart and  soul out of him.  He gave a sigh of thankfulness when  his noisy comrades were summoned  to the stage and he was alone.  "Heard that Brooke has got the  sack?" said the Pantaloon.  "Yes, poor devil!" answered the Demon King.  Then there was the quick patter of  feet on the stairs, the door was pushed  a little open, and a Columbine, in  gauze and a smile, peeped into Brooke's  dressing room. Although she was only  16, they had been solemnly engaged  for two months.  "Eddy, darliug!" she exclaimed, run  ning into the room and perching herself on the Pantaloon's basket. The  young man looked up. too wretched to  hide the marks of tears on his face or  to try to control bis uustendy lips.  "It's all up. Kitty.".he replied. "I've  got my notice, dear. Run down stairs  ���������you shouldn't come up. One day  they'll catch you."  "My own love." said the Columbine,  jumping off the  basket and   kneeling  down   beside   him,   "you   don't   know'  yourself���������none of these fools know you.  You're worth more than the whole lot!"  "Oh. Kitty. Kitty!    I crai't bear it!"  Broken by .weakness and despair, lie.  drew Kitty's slender arms around his  neck and, resting his head on her  shoulder, sobbed aloud.  "You must cheer up, Eddy!" she  whispered. '        ��������� .  She persuaded him to stand up,  hunted for his small mask aud stiff  wand, shook herself together and gave  a touch to her own complexion before  the glass.  Edgar Brooke went down to the  stage with bis hand, on her shoulder.  The manager of the company was  standing with his back to the curtain.  "'Urry up there!" said he. "Have  you got that side braced? My boy,  your shop's wabbling. Lights! 'Aug.  it all! Lights! Knock Mm off! Ring  up!   Now, my dear"���������  Up went the curtain and on i7ent the  18  U  s  Columbine with a flying bound and a  beaming smile. Edgar Brooke leaned  against the wall for a second with his  clinched hand to his throbbing brow.  Then he, too. ran into the glare of the  stage.  He could see nothing but an endless  row of horizontal, blurred lights that  were dancing between him and the  audience; the house seemed to be full  of fog. Columbine tripped toward  him, she took his hand, and they twisted and turned together.'  The   harlequinade   was   short   arid  bustling, and at the finish the Harlequin had to take the usual flying leap  through' a window.  Brooke and his sweetheart , again  made their entrance hand in, hand.  "Stand still, Eddy!" she whispered;  arid then danced around him,with a  hundred little tricky steps and"beckoning gestures.  The cue came. Harlequin struck the  ground with his wand and leaped. It  was a last effort. Luck and training  guided him to the right spot. , He shot  through the window as cleanly as au  arrow and was caught by the men  who were waiting to receive him. He-  rose to his feet, still clinging to their'  arms, staggered a minute and then  fell fainting to the ground.  "Plucky little chap!" said one of th������  men. ,    ' ,tt (  "Not an ounce of flesh on his bones!"  said the other.  When Edgar Brooke came to himself,  he was lying on a bench hastily drag-,  cd on to the stage. . He saw that the  jets In the flies were turned off.  The .curtain was raised, for the noisy  audience had poured into the streets.  His bench was near to the footlights,  but .they, too. were lowered, and it was  an anxious, whispering group of people on every side that gradually crept  into his consciousness.  There was the manager stooping over  him, with-a hand on his breast and a  big finger pressed to his pulse.' Beside him was the clown. Most of the  girls were still-in their costumes, with  their hair falling untidily on their  shoulders. The-whole scene was shadowy and strange to the pale, exhausted Harlequin as he sank back again on  the arm of the Demon King.  He closed his eyes, but suddenly the'  ringing voice of bis Columbine"seemed  to leap out of the babel of tongues.  At first he .could not follow what she  said.    He only saw how erect was the'  little figure, at once pathetic and eloquent of love and the fierce "earnest-"  ,ness of youthl   ' ���������      t  that I was." said the man who was relating his experience, "a little nervous,  for after a bit be soothingly said: *Xo  use to grip that railiu so mighty hard,  stranger. We shan't come to D'e danger p'int for half an hour yit.'  "'Then it's on ahead?' I queried.  "'Yes. three miles ahead, and'I may  say fur your benefit that the hangin on  won't do any partickler good.'  " 'But I don't want to slide off.'  "'And you won't. If anything goes.  It'll be mewls and coach and the hull  caboodle altogether, and as the drop'is  plump SCO feet you won't hev no use  for arnica or stickin plaster afterwards.' '.'  of the  From  A Tree of Many Uses.  The. carnnhuba palm is one  most valuable trees in Brazil,  its roots is extracted a medicine. Its  stems afford strong, light fibers which  acquire a beautiful luster and serve  also for joists, rafters and other building materials as well as for stakes for  fences. From part of the tree wines  and vinegar are made. It yiolds'n kind  of sugar as well as a starch resembling  sago.  HOW CHINA HOLDS OJS  MORAL AND SOCIAL FORCES OF TH������  UNDYING EMPIRE.       C  gas  F"i- Settlers in Hip Amur District,'  For the use of tbe settlers of" the  Amur district .there are provided  S05.206 acres of land. There is a  proposition to open'3 50,SOO acres  more, -or 0G5.090 acres for the use  of 6,953 families. All the land given  to settlers is counted as grants; not  as their own property.  A Seclnsivo People.  The -people of the Southern Appalachian mountains number about  2,000',000, their descent being from  the Scotch-Irish, .French Huguenots.  English and ^Germans. They have  been in these^mountains    since    long  They  before   the   revolution.  their  with  homes,     and  the outside world.  mingle  but  lov(  little  Slowly her words took shape, disconnected and broken as the sentences  were.  "In a couple of months' this old panto  will be over!" she said. "We shall all  go east and west���������the Lord- knows  where? But look here���������we've been  good friends, haven't we���������jolly, good  friends? You fellows have been kind  to me, all of you. But there's one of  you that I love���������there! I love him!  Why? Because he's fought against  trouble and - poverty and illness, because his he%rt has. never failed him  till tonight. I'll tell you something  else."  There was such Intensity in her voice  and face that she held them silent and  absorbed for a few minutes more.  "It's just this: Edgar Brooke has no  soul on earth to turn to! I tell you he's  danced in a booth: bo's sung in the  streets; he's worked: be's starved;  he������s looked at life under the canvas;  he's thought of death under the skies.  That's the stuff for an actor to be made  of."  Edgar Brooke put out his hand to  stop her, but she went on, with flashing eyes.  "Well. what'dosyou say? Shall it  be aground robin for tbe sake of our  own hard times? Come! We all know  where the shoe pinches."  She beat down and pulled off one of  her own shoes and held it out lo the  manager first of all. lie might have  resisted the disconnected little, speech,  but not the pretty face turned up so  appealingly- to his���������a' couple of coins  clinked into the shoe.       . '  Edgar felt, his cheeks burn, for the  theater was his little world, and the  quick response of bis comrades touched  and amazed him.  His wistful eyes followed Columbine  as she tripped from one to another,  now with, a jest or smile, now with a  tear.  When she brought the little shoe to  the side of the bench at last, he could  only stretch out his hands to the crowd  that pressed round. He tried to thank  them, looked up to the Columbine with  a few broken words and turned ' his  face away.  The ring of encouraging voices, the  flicker of uncertain lights, the touch  of the girl's fingers twined round his  hand faded into misty shadow of  sound and sight, and were' gone as  swiftly as they came.  "A curious memento. Mr. Brooke?"  said the youthful interviewer again,  recalling the popular comedian to the  faded ballet shoes.  "Yes, yes," said Edgar Brooke lightly. "But it would scarcely interest  you. By the way, did I tell you that  my wife was a dancer���������before we married���������a long time ago?"���������Maiuly About  People.  Insects Feared by Syiiders.  The only insects a spider  fears are  wasps  and hornets.     Even  these she  renders  harmless   when  once   she has  an opportunity for a bite.  Tbe Sultan's Anniversary. ���������   ,  The Saltan of Turkey will this  summer celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his -accession to the  throne.  A State WitUout a Newspaper.-  The Empire of- Morocco is the. most  important State that is absolutely  "without a newspaper.'  !  . The IHosquito Family.  Thirty-five kinds of mosquitoes  known in Europe; three hundred  the world.  are  in  Whole grain should be fed on ��������� a.  clean platform where "it must be picked up one kernel at a time.1 This will  insure thorough mastication.  Profiting? by tbe Exigency.  "At last the wolf is at the door!"  "Well,   coax   him   in,  and   we'll  him."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  eat  Absalom's  Exense.  "Absalom," said Mrs. Rambo. "you're  late again.     Where have you  been?"  "Been out watchin th' shootin stars,  m' dear," explained Mr. Rambo.  "The shooting stars? They don't shoot  until   tomorrow   night."  "Nanshy." responds! ' Mr. Rambo severely, "you've been reudin them lyin  papers again." ���������  l  It. All  Right.  make that  chicken  Alag&rie Made  "Maggie,  did   you  broth ?"  "Oi did, mum."  "I ean't find it anywhere about. What  did you do with it?"  "Sure an fhat ilse would Oi do wid  it but fade it to the chickens, mum?"���������  Answers. ���������   Ob.  Lbw!  Judge���������Now, prisoner at the bar, have  you anything to say why sentence should  not be passed  upon you?  Convict���������Well, my lord. I have been  looking through the crime statistics, and  1 chose my particular transgression to  kppD   the   class   up   to    the  'average.-.  When Snrgreons Are of Xo L'ce.  "The driver of the stage. wh:'cli  was  rolling down tbe Rocky moun'ains as  fast as six mules on  the gallop could  keep  ahead  of  It,   may   have  noticed  Editor and  Poet.  "I am afraid." said the poet to the  editor, "that you don't exactly grasp  the depth of the ideas expressed in  my blank verse."  "Perhaps not." said the editor. "They  may be beyond my mental reach."  "1 think you wrong yourself." said  the poet kindly. "Let me test the  point. Here is a line.at random: 'She  swiftly passed him down tbe silent  way. and in her path a subtle perfume lingered.' There, that doesn't  seem confused to you. does it?"  "Not at all." replied the editor briskly: "that's easy. You are simply trying to say that a gasoline automobile  went down the pike!"  Oh, Inconstant Man!  "Talk about woman's fickleness and  capriciousness!" she exclaimed scornfully. "I'd like to know bow she can  "beat man when it comes to being vacillating and mentally unreliable."  "What's the matter now?" asked her  dearest friend.  "Why. if it were not for man's inconstancy I'd be engaged to be married."  "Tell me about it."  "Well, be asked me to marry him.  and I refused. 1 didn't think I wanted  to. you know, but afterward I made up  my mind that I did. and tbe fickle  thing never asked me agaiu."  The Secret of China's :;tal>ilityaml Endurance���������Home Itula u::d Communism on  a Mammoth Scsilc���������Democratic Publit-  Opinion���������Rules in tlieCele&tiul Km pi re.  For a "degenerate empire" and  a, country '"rotten at the core" China seems favored of the' gods in her  apparently eternal lease of life. Of  the Celestials in their social and  political relations it may be said  that they arc "the same yesterday,  to-day and forever." As they are  to-day they were at the dawn of  their history, which goes back 5,000  years.. Explorers from the Koinan  world in the days of the great emperors came back to report the existence of a civilization in China superior to any other then known. The  inhabitants were opulent and peaceful above ��������� all tbe nations of the  earth, and Persia, the great and powerful kingdom, avoided war with  the Chinese in the time of tho lie-  man emperor Valerian. In ancient  times the warlike Turks invaded China, but, refrained from attempting  conquest. ���������  What then is the secret of' China's  stability and endurance? -; Primarily  <the Chinese political system is' that  of home .rule and generally that of  popular rule.' "It is the peasant  who rules," says one modern authority, "by a human right which no  son of heaven dare question. Yvhen  he does, he forfeits his own right'  and another will -soon occupy his  seat. It has been the wisdom of  successive dynasties to respect this  law of the land, to protect the people in all their privileges and to base  on this universal suffrage their own  right to reign. In the Slinking/ that,  most ancient classic, three canons of  government are laid down, one of  which is 'that the people have the  right to depose a sovereign ' who  either from active wickedness or  vicious indolence gives cause to oppressive  or   tyrannical  rule.' "     '    "���������  The same writer, Mr? A. E Colqu-  houn, an Englishman, who has lived  long in the east, says that the rights  of the people are primarily the possession of land, freedom of industry  and trade and the control of their  local affairs. In theory the Emperor  is the sole proprietor of-the soil, but  in effect"his right is limited to the  collection of the land tax, excepting  in cases of rebellion or similar act  of forfeiture. .The land tax can never be increased, and in comparison  with other countries the people are'  exceptionally free from official .interference.  , Home rule  in China has  two  separate spheres  of action,    -,that    of the  province,   which  is   autonomous,   and  tha.t   of   the   circuits,   districts       and  villages   which   constitute   the      province.    In the present crisis the    anxiety of the moment is how will this  or that province or belt of provinces  stand   if  it   conies   to  a   collision  between   China  and   the   world.'        The  wise   ones   knoAV      that   the   decision  will be a free one and that the voluntary attitude  of 20,000,000  to.    50,-  000,000  people means  much  in      the  way of permanent peace and order.   ���������  I-ike  the Emperor,  the governor  of  a province     is   politically powerless.  He must side with the people or take  the  consequences.        The     tenure - of  office  of  a  Chinese'governor  is  brief.  He  is   not  a  citizen  of   the  province  which  he governs  and  has no  future  there,      henct: he    does   not  wait for  open' rebellion to warn him that he is  unpopular nor exert himself to stamp  out disaffection.     The mainsprings of  power   are     far     below    him,   down  among  the  district    and  village  officials.     It goes without saying, therefore,   that   in  times   of   political     foment  local   interests   prevail.     Politically  there  is  no  state,      either     national or federal.    An agreement with  a Chinese emperor or governor is not  binding  upon  the  nation     nor      the  province.    The people never     had     a  Caesar nor a czar nor a Napoleon to"  overawe   them "'with-  war  club       and  swerd.     They obey  creeds, not  manifestoes,   and  march  freely  to  martyrdom,  while they refuse to dance    one  measure to. the tune of. the war drum.  Call  it fanaticism,     ft  is  Chinese patriotism   and   springs   from   love      of  country and race cult.    The only way  to make such a people over is to exterminate, it, and I a Hung Chang" suggests  that  it would  be a.  tough    job  to wipe out 500,000,000 souls.  Taking the case broadly, the Chinese social state is held together by  community of interest, solidarity of  purpose, the force of personal honor  and public compulsion. Every man  is upon his honor to do what his ancestors did and his contemporaries  do, and to fail in one jot. or title is  to incur eternal infamy. The moral  taint, the' unsettled debt, falls upon  the family and the community. There  is no living down a crime, no purchase of oblivion by exile. The individual inherits no rights nor substance, nor can he acquire any. He  is one of a tribe, and all that he is  and all that he creates belong to the  tribe.  The soc'.al status of the Chinaman  is like a club member. If a clubman obeys the rules, well and good;  if not, he is cast out. There is no  appeal and no mitigation of penalty.  But the Chinese rules cover every act  of life from the cradle to the grave  and even overshadow the beyond.  One infraction means death or what  is worse, outlawry, exile ar.d the  anger of the gods. There is no doctrine o'l atonement,  no  indulgence, in  the Chinese creed And yet the Chinese persist in living and defying the  world  to point  out a better way.  At first blush it seems as though  the Chinese "were involuntary slaves.  But if born to shackles they lose no  time in binding more upon their  heavily fettered limbs.' Probably the  greatest factors in Chinese public  life are the guilds, unions and associations which ' the people of both  sexes voli-ntarjly pnter and . where  the rules are as unbw.dintr as - the  laws of ihe f-oi.-ml code. The Chinese Six (V.rir.aaus of Pnn Francisco-,,  with ><������ *.,.vf<rcj penalties for violation of rules, is sx good example of  the commercial trade associations of.  thcAliddh; Kingdom. 'Every trading,  and manufacturing interest in China,  has its guild, which maintains order'  among its members and acts as a  court of-.arbitration and punishment  without Jet or hindrance from the  government. ��������� So wide is the extent  and influence of the 'guilds and societies that government in China is  a nonentity. The guilds' dn the  ivork. They , legislate and regulate  and, being in closo relations with  the people, respond' to their wishes  at once. The guilds are the people,  and whenever they collide, with the  higher powers it is not the people  whose bones are broken. Even the  officials ' of China have associations  and clubs for self protection against!  the people, a fact showing that the  government _ which_creatcs,them will  not antaeojvfzc 'the" pebble "by"champion ing official   quarrels. '  Tradition and superstition .wield a  power in China scarcely to be credited by western people. These crystallize into a third' force, which exerts  an influence in, both a local and a  national sense. One author sums lip  the" Chinaman's everyday , creed of  conduct in the phrase, "The sense 'of  the empire." 'Whatever public 'opinion endorses goes, and whatever ��������� it-  frowns upon must be let alone! Fit--"  ful public - opinion is a mischevious  tyrant, but oublic opinion -in China' ':  never fluctuates from the ethics of  Confucius, the teachings of tradition  and the laws of precedent.  Confucius  is  the' moral  lawgiver  of  China. His     philosophy   does   not  ..clash  with   the  popular  religions,    of ���������  ���������which   there     are  two,   besides  ���������   the-t  worship of  ancestors.   .0So there." 'is.'-  httle  to     upset   the    social  harmony  among   the   Celestials.      When   people  are  satisfied,   there  is' peace,   and , ,rin  China   there  is   no   individual   selfishness to foment strife.     What ait individual' or a score or a hundred    here,  fail  to get,  scores  and hundreds 'elsewhere are  enjoying, and  the unfortunate   ones   have " but     to   bide   their -  time,  and  the good things will come  'around to them.     Judged by the    ex-'  periences  of   other  nations,-the  Chin- ���������  cse  system     is    crowded  with  errors  and  weaknesses.       But      the  Chinese  system is  a growth rooted      in   ' the ,  soil. It   has   lasted   so  long., and  given such results that the Cliinaman  is -more  than  satisfied   to   let   -  well'  enough- alone.        Ho   will   not    ��������� fight  against    tbe   system, .  but  he'/   will  ',  fight  against   change.  Most Musical Town in fcbo "VVoVlfl- .  Do you know which is the most  musical town in the whole world? It  is Desterd, in Brazil. One of . our  readers who resides there writes:" "In  our town, which contains..scarcely  15,000 inhabitants, possessed of  small means, there are  and seven choral societies  suburbs again boast of six musical  societies;���������two for each." If the  manners of this town are not exceptionally sweet, proverbs are of- no  account.���������I.e  Gaulois,   Paris.  BOO   pianos  . The three  Anolliei- Mystery,  "I have never yet," she said,  "heard of an elopement that turned  out  for the  best."  "Then-," he answered, "I suppose  you would never consent to elope,  for, of course, you would not wish  to rush into unhappiness with your  eyes   open."  "Well," she murmured, "you know  it is always the exception that-p.ovis  the rule."  He didn't argue the point, and yet  he was almost sure when he went  home -that she was mad at him- for  something.v "'  ,������'e:isil>Je French ivotnen.  French women are winning- a-reputation for themselves at the Paris  Exposition for sensible dressing.  They wear gowns which escape the  ground by an inch or an inch and a'  half���������gowns that are simply made  of serge, u.lpaca, or some similar  light material, and present a more  sensible appearance, so travellers  are saying, than either their American  or English sisters.  Siberian Ksiiliv;i.y Medical Stations.  Along the great Trans-Siberian  Ko.ilway line tlvre are sixteen medical. stations, with hospitals for the  accommodation of- SiiL persons. There  are summer quarters with accommodation for S.500 persons and winter  quarters for tho accommodation of  4.5S0 perse ns; the J"tol"~r>st' of  these     buildings    amo . ' -   :���������       0,-  000.  sir. .  Don't go!" the boss  In  the  Season of Leeks.  "You're next,  barber cried. ,  "First tell me" replied the customer,  pausing on the threshold, "do you serve  your shaves here with or without?"  "With or without what'.-"  "Onious!"���������Philadelphia  Press.  Something;-  Monx. |  Two brothers that wore of Sioux City-  Each oho thought the other tioux pretty,  So f:;:ch took his Itnife  And lliu other aim's klifo.  Now, which of the tioux dioux yioux pity?  i  '���������'8  i  i       i <  :i  ��������� -1,������: \  '  '.-i>'ijt.y'  ,/V".  i  i  ii l-  M  ! il  J'  - '"ig^  .. |SJv/  - "V'-LijS1 S  )'-",",������->?  .    ''"'iR 4  :'������-������H  V  S I  I';  I  i *  I  i   '  hc\  ���������������  ���������3  i  *-t\  ���������a  id  s,  V  ���������yd  II  t4A\  ii ?a JtTUnV^M KT>%f*  v i%(Ka������!*.������re* =������������������"  If yOii War$  a  fc fciii��������� mwi ni>ir>i������  VET '*>���������*  COSTUME  ��������� atHALF-PRIGE  weitbto   THE WHITE HOUSE.  ���������67 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA, B. C.  m ,1 ������������������.":iwr ���������>������ i   rt*wi-MW���������>*������������������'���������nra  HENRY YOUNG   &, CO.  are   closing   cut  the  .  Department and are selling their   Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  t  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  1 Nicholles & Rennnl M. $  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C,  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,    jjjj  AND FARMING    AND   .DAIRYING "IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS'.  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for prices and'particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  " VlMimTMA * is comirse. but we are  ready. Our stock of toys, d- >]ls, etc., is complete and you will had the Prices n^ht. "'Small.  profits and qnick returns" is our motto. We  never hold goods oyer as they are marked at  Prices which are appreciated-by our Patrons.  Buy early and get first choice.  t) (Note) Xrhas Goods may be selected  and held until convenient tc take ..them' by  paying small deposit.  MM:  Gent's Furnishings  CJ .'-.at  If'  15)  NEW  \<?     \:% t try  f is a  *���������>    V".. ��������� r1^ !!!       ' ?������  ifftflttr^..--"-'!..-^..  I\  A  v  ���������-il    '     ���������      ?���������   K \    s  k   f I  V-7; J'V^V  // W \  '���������I//  ������������������'���������/ '^"i/  !  V!  I  ,   THK CUMBERLAND NEWS  ��������������� ���������' ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a v ar, in advance.  ,1181. 35. Bnderaon,. JSUtov.  ST Advertisers who want their ad  ���������handed, should get copy in by  2.3 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers    failing      ho   receive     Tiik  3?������ws regularly will confer a tuvov by   noti-  jiag   th������  office.  Jeb Work Strictly 0. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY,   DEC.   12,   1900.  Itia high time there was a resident-Health Officer appointed for  this town. In the case of any outbreak of infectious or contagious  disease, the resident physicians  eeem to be quite unable to do anything, or at any rate they, tell you  they have no authority except in  .certain diseases, to take any action.  Dr. Millard, tbe district officer, is  ioo far away for public safe'y, and  the wise and beneficent Govern  ment of B, C. should be urged to  appoint a-deputy under that gentleman to live right here in Union. It  is said that Dr. Bailey has been  appointed, but for what portion of  tbe district no one seems to know.  While we are on the subject we w'll  mention the **tate -of China and  juptowns. The overcrowded rooms,  the filth, the stench of these places  is a disgrace to the place and to  civilization, to say nothing, of the  beautiful hot houses for disease  germs they make. We do not not  particularly care to tell our readers  to go to these places and find out  for themselves, for we have a  respect f<>r ther noses, but should  .anyone doubt our statements, let  them take a walk through these  places and be convinced. In past  years there has been a good deal of  trouble with diphtheria and typhoid here, and we regret, to have  to Bay that in some cases there has  bean concealment of the fact, or  else diphtheria cases have been referred to as "croup." Deadly croup.  ii proved to he! So far as the Nanaimo smallpox scare goes, there is  no cau^e for alarm. Experts from  Vancouver and elsewhere have  jixonounc d ihe disease not to be  *tfnallp"X. Still it is well to prevent "be spreading of any   eruptive  .disease   which   is'   catching,    and  special care should be' exercised in  school, where   the children   are  in  such close contact.    Thie   week,  a  certain.famiiy had a member down  with chicken pox.    No very serious  thing, but still something that   we'  all would sooner see ovc.r the fence  than in our-families.    Other children of the same family were   going  to the pub.ic school; after   the   development   of   the     disease,   until  Principal Bennett found il out and  wisely sent   them  home.    He did  noi   care   whether   the  Board   of  Health   included     the   disease  in  their "isolated" ones    or   not.    Ho  simply acted as any person of sense  tehouid act', sent "the children home,  I to prevent, if possible,'iLe   dissemination of the disease.  OBAMffilNa.  By  a   Professional    "Crammer."  Education,   like     the    poor,  is  alwaye with us; we must make the  most of it and the> b-. st of it as   occasion demands.    We   cannot, put  it from us but we must   direct and  mould it according to.; the   circum-  stance.s in whicis we In id  ourselves.  Tho one thing,������hout    which   there  "should be no dubiety is that young  .people must be prepared .for   their  onward journey, and the  preparation ought to   be   adapted   to   tho  nature of the road.  We must be careful not to overload the young traveller. We  should give him a burden contain  iug not many things but much. At  the present time the tendency  seems to be the other wiry; we incline towards, the production of  sma'.terers rather than intelligent,  well-educated citizens.���������The People's Friend.   o ���������  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  are put up by Canadians. . No  Chinese labor employed.   ���������  UNION BA.Y.  Barge Robert Kerr loaded a cargo of 1850 tons on Saturday nr  Vanc-'Uver.  S.S. IVpic and two scows leaded  on Fiiday for Vancouver. This is  their second trip this  week.  S.S. Kimball is due on Monday  for a cargo (>i coai.  Mr. A. F.  Bin-]).;in    returned    on.  '/���������>���������:���������/      A/\7     /\   i  k ��������� f    J   ''7     / \      \        J  We have just to hand a complete new  stock of Gents'Neckwear, White Shirts,  Hats, fine wool fancy Sweaters, etc.  These are new and strictly up to dale,  having been bought for  ihe X:nas trade.  Men's Clothing  , Our' Men's and Boy's Clothing" is  rapidly beini; cleartd out. The liank-  rupl'Price was .in ��������� agreeable surprise to  the peopk of   Cumberland   and  Comox  District.  Another lot of Suits came to hand last  boat to fill up the sizes which   were   sold.  Our Mr.-- Cretch   will   soun  return   to -  Nanaimo, so just get   in   the   swim and  secure some of these bargains.  ������������������    If  \mas  FOR  THIS SEASON.  ds  These Goods Consisting of:--  Dolis,    Rocking Horses  Xrhas  Stockings,  Fancy Albums,  Mechanical    Toys,    etc.  are alb new and on-display  on our  centre table. ' ���������,   ���������        ,  KirstMras vtUtVii v  Rubbers  ���������   For men women and children.  40 pairs Women's low cut rubbers.  . . .Bankrupt price 35c a pair  Women's and Missels' '  Lined rubbers for co!d feet just lo hand  The Bankrupt Bargains in 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 prompllo  took advantage of the  CUT PRICE SALE.  We have several stylish Fawn Jackets,  of latest design which ranfrbm$2o 10 $25  Bankrupt price of these are onjy  about one half.  Golf Capes, worth, $7.   Now $4 '  One only, Golf Shawl Cape,.  reg. $15 Sale price $10  ������0ne Plush Cape    reg. $7.00. ...    Sale   price $4 50  Twenty Women's Coats at fiom  $4.50 to $6.50 which were r$8  to $12.50.  jBKffv.TEnim kjmuui.  Handkerchiefs  A fsillh'ne i)f new   designs   in   Ladies'  fancv dainty hanrtkerchifs.. '  Capet Squares  The firsl lut of these Squares were sold-  out. We have just rece.ved 10 more.  Reg. $9   squares. *  Sale price-$3.  Black Satin 75c per yd  Rubber Boots  -  Men's H'p Snag1-Rubber Boots will.go  un sale tc-d.w at   CUT PRICES.    CalL  and ,g.et    your   prices   beiore   ihey  arc  picked up.  vou  Go to. M  &������������������*T $  want    to   'find     your     inends  *&SF ^b^     <SaEi?  ft  9 ���������  7U--ar ������������������  viore.  o  tXipeKasjwitexKsaxMrti.  ���������jZ2im!3r>WJX.z.zrjz.=Ezn^3M<.  ^..^w.y^-.^y.T-jr:���������wiartr���������^.^tcta..-.'.���������i.-^izzrvttytJrvrxxrKaaxzssasjeGXii-U'JKzii.-^ taxmnn-Eitjefc jtrjui^T.t1   lu^MmmffBK3^yJ-^c^I^-TV^,-"���������'  uu Wetlneidsy on the "City", from  a business trip to Vancouver and  Victoria.  Mr. J- McLaughlin had his hand  severely cut by some  broken   gla>s  in the washer.    lie will be laid up.  for "some da^s yet.  A splendid programme is   being  arranged for our Ch.istmas   enter  tainment.    A Christmas   tree    has  been decided   upon   in   connection  /with this.  ��������� V ��������� o ���������   tin  Will be in Cumberland   from  14th to  20th December  Office���������Whitney Block.   .  i a noimi  a  Mills Osmpany.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  HUieiEIll,  THRU STAB,/,-  W ii JiJ AI iUii 10,1 o-io's  ������7.  $$M  SON  WE RETAIL AT WHOLESAL PRICES.   Buying direct  from  the Manufacturers we can  afford-to do it.  Hrnrxmacrayauooi  CTTTST. QFEIsrEIP^ O'LTT  From the E. T. Corset Factory, 20 doz. j airs Ladies' Corset from 50c  8 lb. Finest-all wool Blankets at $5 per pair, less. 5 rjei cent cash  discount (On all purchases)'  POS     XMAS^ TRADE.  Fresh Currants, Raisins, Figs Dates'  Canberrys,        Prunes  Peaches     Etc.  Try our Ceylon Tea at 35 cts. per lb. equal to n,ost teas sold  at 40 & 50c  " / /\ 1   1   n r>  itiieaff^flteitiiaiasgMtoyy^  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victcyria, B.C.  on t miss  your deer.  BEFORE     BUYJNG    YOUR  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. C, and your cheapest   freight   is  from Victoria.    Repairs by-first class workmen.  JOHN -BARNSLcEY & GO.  115  UOVKRNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA, B.C  1  'fi  *  (1  /  n  /

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