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.TENTH'.'YEAR.
CUMBERLAND, ;B/e ^WEDNESDAY,/DEC. 10, [902.'
THE  BIG  STORE.
GROCERY    DEPARTMENT
"J\ S' XMAS   PUDDINGS  are only made once a'
��� 2rV      year they should certainly be made.of  the
Best  Materials.- -     We   have   all   the   ingredients
'necessar^ of' the VERY BEST QUALITY and'at
the  LOWEST PRICES.        We  renew our supply
every week. <      .. *..    ' - ..-     <���'���><        ��� ��� '
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; 5 per cent. Discount on.Groceries. '
,..   UOOALfS.     ���  -.j.
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FOR. WANTS, consult otir "'Advertis-'
tingr< Squares on inside, page for
anything1 required." \   \      '     *
COUNCIL, MEETING
DRY   GOODS, DEPARTMENT   IS  FULL
.OF   USEFUL  XMAS  PRESENTS:......
S. Leiser & Go.^ Lfdv
_S_2__3____3_______��
Mrs  Frank   Parks "is   reported
seriouuly ill.     '*      0
Lust Friday morning, as' the six
o'clock'tr'aincame in from the Lake,
the engine struck aChinaman who-
was lying on the, track,', between
Chinatown ^and thej'station. ' He
was skidded'aloii'gv tlie frozen sn'<w
for a few yards, and-finally rolled,
to one side'as the engine .was stopped-. When questioned, he appeared to be'.quite stupid',, but whether '
from the effects'of whisky, opium.
or a blcV; could.Jn6t)>be discovered..
He had a roll of blankets with him
which looked as though he had
started'to''" get' the /outgoing "mail
:trairi. ' Hewi's, luckily for-himself,^
not injured1 by the^train,..    ;       ;.
arjTrfi���himihwi ���1> PnrrnTwn_ ���
JS��ffi*mggsEBES&
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r    -  ^J":?FyHARDWARE,*\IILL" AND^>HNTN(S"-'MACHINER _;
y \'.ANT) FARMING,^ANlV ,DAlRYINg'a^Ll(MENTS..fj
Ageiiits1 for.McCormick Harvesting'Machinery..-- ��� --
.Write, jor price- and particulars.    E. O. Drawer 563. < ��� '-   -   " ' U
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ASTISTIO . . .
,OT ���SKIDS
Li      J
AT A REASONABLE PRICE
\ TI 7E are now Selling a great many IRON
, ENAMELLED and BRASS BEDSTEADS. Our pretty and exclus.ve
patterns imported \n carload lots from beet
Makers in Canada and US    	
WE HAVE ABOUT 50 DIFFERENT KINDS TO SHOW YOU.
Iron   Bedsteads   in White,   Blue, Pink,  and many New  aud cJ
.    * Artiatic Color*     $5.50 to $50.oo
Bra*. Bedateada from..   '. -  $33.00 to $85.oo
Bureaus and  Washstands,   to suit  above,   sold  separately
 , .in  any grade or finish  desired	
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1BLEB BROS,,
Iiarg-ast Furnishers in
...Western Canada
.*!  Victoria, B.C.
THE
123 HASTINGS ST., 88  GOVERNMENT  ST.
Vancouver, B.C. -^,��� Victoria, B;C.
;.  : .:   y   ��� :. V ; -   y   .' _s_<3r:__:_T_?Q   , fob .
Pianos, Organs, Pianolas; ���'��� Vocal ions.'
iryou want to buy a Piano or Organ, call and see our stock or write for particulars.
Our Prices are Reasonable and terms can be arranged to suit your convenience. Everv
.Instrument we Sell is Fully Guaranteed We Sell Only Reliable Instruments, from the
best manufacturers.    Oar-Patrons Risk Nothing.
��� YOURS TRULY,
y    THE HICKS & LOVICK PIANO "CO.
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JOB    PRINTING
Work of Every Description
at Moderate Rates
WHARF-'"NOTES.
-   ' -      , r- ���%.     . -,-���
' S:S.' Dauntless c'alled'in.'for bun-
ke^conl���Ti,ii:_sday.'_ J( - v    "      .'.
���S S.r Topic a'ncLVcojys^"'loaded coal
Monday for C.F.IV.. Vancouver.    "..
1 S.S.' Vulcan-co'a'lcd\Friday; also'
s.s. Tepic aiubscoWs^loadeii coal for
Vani-ouvor:t'        l y
S.s/ATnur was 'in'oa ^Wednesday
"for part. carg(VJ-and, Bunker t coal,
bound'for* Skagwa'y.": *'"" "\; _ '\���    v'
;'  Jranrfery NoyiV'in.tbw^of'ss;.Pilot,
was in ViV"%i'nr?day for''a  load "of
coal for Vancouver.     . '   , *���   "\ -'. ~
. ..      ...   i-r-'.'ic-',    ������ -y ���*���'.
J Barge ''"Gebigian",-in-jio,w-of- s.s-
'Albion) 'via's' tn -on "-Mdnda'y.forta
cargo oi co_er
S.S. Algoa,scaptain Hansford, arrived from San Francisco Saturday
morning for*a-cargo of coaLforPort
Los Angeles. '.She will-'take ab->ut
11,000 ions for a wir.ter.,loaa. Her
length, over all, is 455 feet, beam 58
feet, depth'of hold. 31'9 feet'. When
fuliy loaded she carries 13,500 ions.
Tne D.G. s.s. Quadra, Capt. Wal-
tram,. called> in on Monday for
bunker coal. She was on her way
=outh from Hardy Bay w here she
had ^been with Dominion Government engineer Keefer, capt. Myers,
Jensen and others locating a wharf
site. The Dominion Government
has granted $2000.oo for the construction of a wharf at Hardy Bay,
and it is intended to construct a
tram line from Quatsinb Sound to
the pioposed wharf,  a   distance of
about 8 miles *�� tnat tne ore from
the Quatsino mines can bo shippid
at Hardy Bay and brought down
the inside passages the Ladysmith
and Cn.fton smelters, instead of
shipping around the west side of
Vancouver I-lai-ci; this undoubtedly
will bo a'great advantage to tho
mine owners. JV is said that .capt.
Myers intends erecting a largehotel
at Hardy Bay'in the early spring.
A SET OF TEETH FOR
$12.50:     ;������;
Guaranteed as to Fit, Quality, and
Workmanship. The Beat Teeth and
Rubber used, and in every way
equal to the usual Twenty Dollar
set. , '
DR. GRICE will be in Cumberland on or about December 2nd,
and-will stay two weeks only.
STRAYING on Harrigan's Farm,
a Yearling-Heifer, black and tan
back, and white below. Owner
may have same by proving property and paying expenses.
Present ��� Mayor -Willard,. Aids. *
Bate' Reid aud Robertson.
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-'Minutes read and a'dopted.
,   Communications from E.M. Yar-
wood with-memorandum of taxed,,
costs in case of Morrochi vs. Corporation. - Laid on table.
Aid.,'Partridge    here     entered
Council chamber.
Accounts --;B.' Crawford, hay,
.$15:82; do., do,, $8.47; <L.\Y\ Nunns,
postage, $1.50; T. Irwin, painting,
$229.oo; S. Lei3er & Co., nails, coal
' oil'and,chairs, $79.35; H.F. Pullen,
' collecting data re establishing bank,
r$10'oo; Grant & Mounce, lumber,
,'$63.61.       ���        ���,:'\"
Reportp���T. E. Banks for Nov-'
ember���Collecti >hs for scavenging,
$82.75;. police fines, $3;' scales fees,
$ 15.25;   hall  rent, ">7^50.^-Total, ;
-$108 50:   *'.\ ������ - ,S\ V  .. ./
'    Fro'm'Fire C.ommittee, reporting,
that Chinese-merchants would cbn-
'*fer as' to donationsto fire.iund,-and^
give Mayor Willard'the result, -'-\
Moved Aid. Bate,, seconded Aid.
-Reid.'that Pound By^ law ,be'referred   to   committee   of   the   whole.
'Carried,'Aid. Bate taking th'eychair.
Sections-1 to 4', passed. 5 amend-
, ed,-making fine for cow or borne at
'large $3: sheep and swine $1; dogs,-
50c.    7  amended ,that scale of fees
be .added for remunerating persons ;
taking animals to pound.    Sections
'8 ''o 12, passed.     13 . amended ^ by
making time for. keeping animals
.before, advertising for sale, from, 3',
to 5 days. Sections 14- to 18, passed.
,19 and 2p,mcorpbr<'itedr.20 amend-.'
"ed���dogsttOibe kept 7 instead of -10,
days. ', 2lt!tto-28��pa-i-ed. .   <y~-'~   ': ''~
Si Couliniilee'robb and1 reported;B>-
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���llawicomplete. ' \     >' .   - �� '���". ' <
'' , Moved Aid: Bate, seconded\AkK
'lloberteonj that: Council, go "into
committee of the whole 'in Early
Closing By-law-- Carded.'. Mayor
in the chair. ,    - '
-MovidAld. Reid, seconded'Aid.
Partridge, in amendment, that hour
of clofcing be 6.30 and 10 o^clock on��
Saturdays and on nights preceding
holidays: - ,
Moved Aid., Bate, seconded Aid.
Robertson, that clause.* stand . -as
read. Vote resulting in a tie, chairman cast vote in favour of the
motion.
Moved- Aid: Reid, seconded Aid.
Bate, that By-law take'effect January 1st, 1903.    Carried.,
Deferred  business.'     Under this
head, the communication from Mr
Yarwood was rea d as follows,   the
.entire bill of costs being $111.18,   ,
Nanaimo, BC, Dec. 2ud, 1902.
W. VV. Willard, E q ,
]S5ayor of Cumberland,
Ou mber 1 a a d,   B.C.
Re Maroochi vd. City of Cumberland.
Dear Sirs,
The Plaintiff's costs were taxed by Mr
Stanton, the Registrar here. He taxed
them at Sill.18. I enclose you tt-e bill of
costs. The Counsel feo at ��60 uh^rged, I
t'link could he reduced if it were referred to
a judge. Kiudly let uie hear from you.
Yours' truly,
E. M. Yarwood.
Moved Aid. Bate, seconded Aid-
Partridge, that the bill be returned
to Mr Tarwoo'd, with instructions
to take steps to have the item of
solictor's costs of $60 reduced if
possible.    Carried.:
Move Aid. Bate, seconded Aid.
Robertson, that constable. Banks
furnish a detailed statement of
amounts due from all persons with
names, who are in arrears for
scavenging.    Carried.
Moved Aid Keid, seconded Aid:
Partridge, that a notice be inserted
in the local press notifying all'in'
arrears thus to ,pay before January
1st, 1903,    Carried. '
Revision of the Assessment Roll
for 1903, was set for Friday following.   -������-��� ���������'���.���'. |
HOSPITAL
Benefit Entertainments
A  large   audience ' gathered   at
Cumberland Hall on Thursday last
in anticipation of. enjoying a treat
on   the occasion of the  entertain-
ment for, the benefit of the Hospital,'
nor were they disappointed.    From
the opening to the' closing of ;the
programme all received enthusiasm .
tic applause.    The ladies who had
the  affair- in  charge  deserve   the
greatest.credit for the success of the ,   ������
event,5) if unremitting  labor is  an
essential ,to a successful outcome.
The stage was most,artistically,decorated.   The orchestra: under Prof.
Schaffner's leadership, contributed
in a highly satisfactory manner to ��<
the evening--pleasure.    Since,Prof, y
Schaffner's advent here, 'a. marked
improvement1 has been noticed  in.
both .'selections; and,style.    Of 'the,
,.'locaT singers, .Miss. Matthews' en-   .
. raptured > the   audience   with ,-, her(1, ,
'rendition of'-the song in the "Bower   ^
. Scene,",.she,,was, fortunate in, havr  :',
ing so accomplished'ari accompanist
.as Mrs Gla'stford,. assisted   by Dr
and Mrs Gillespie,with;mandolin. T
and  guitar.1 ""Miss Matthews sang -
the' "Angels'- Serenade"   most  ex:,
quisitely-later.in the evening.   Miss -'
William's"   pianoforte"' " , selection!; -
'Come Back to Erin,' was charming ,
being  remarkable for  delicacy  of f
1 expression';and    technique. .   ,Mr  :,
Hirchison's magnificent bass voice 'S
was heard to splendid' ad vantage in
that sweet old song u Childhood's   :
Days are passing o^er-UP,"-"receivings
;a^ rapt u rous'en'coreV   The children's �� -:
singing in:the /'CldrTimefConcert;'?  k,
was  delightful;:,. In; the^driUpaU"" ;
did ample  justice.Ao ytheir.^parts. _;
The co'stumesl.wete Resigned ,by the
"Ladies^ Reading Cirde and' adde_
greatly to .'the scenic effects.   In the
tableau' ViVant^t" The Old - Oaken'   ,
Bucket"���th(3   parts .were 'succe'ss-
���fuliy - taken < by   Messrs -Morgan,
Vat'er arid' Murdock.    .The enter- ,*
-ment closed with,a. farce entitled
" Turn   Him Out;"   in  which  the,
several parts were  taken   by "Mrs.
��� Collis, Miss Willerhar and others.
If is understood that a handooine
sum has been jealized.
.aroa_a_as
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OBITUARY.
The death occurred, on Wednesday last .of Mrs Margaret McDonald, mother of Mr C. McDonald
ahd Miss B. McDonald of Leiser's
staff." The, deceased lady had been
a patient sufferer for months from
that dread disease consumption,
and- finally succumbed early on
Wednesday morning, surrounded at
the last by her sorrowing children.
Mr McDonald died some years ago
at Nanaimo. The funeral took
pb.ee on Friday afternoon from the
family residence to the cemetery at
Cumberland, a large number of
friends attending. The floral offerings were numerous; and pretty.
Services for the dead were conducted by Rev. Mr Glassfprd who was
unremitting in his attention to the
deceased through her long illness.
The family have the sympathy of
the community in their bereavement.".'
; CARD OF THANKS.
Mr and Misses McDonald desire
to exprebs sincere thanks for kind
expressions of sympathy extended
to them during their recent bereavement1 in tho death of their mother,
and, foi' the many beautiful floral
tributes sent by friends.
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I had been promised news "of Frida  by my. new friend Kossitcr.    But day,  followed day, aud yet he had uothing  'to tell me.    It was'always the same  story: "Missy's still under tlie weather,  ,    like the rest of the women- folk!    Not  ���������able   to  leave   her  stateroom.     Stewardess thinks she'll be laid by till we  ���������make Sandy  Hook.    But I'll let you"  know soon as I hear."  yAt last, on, the fourth day at sea, a  v superb day, fresh and sunny, my dear  girl made her appearance on deck, and,'  '���������as I was ever on the watch. I saw her  from  w^  distant second class station  long before Rossiter came with his re-  -port.    Indeed  he was too busy, good  soul, in seeing to her wants and dancing attendance upon her to think very  much of me.    When he did appear, it'  0 was only to.get Roy.   "Missy was mad  ' to see the dog."   There was not a word  ���������about me. dr  , When he returned, it was with rather  - ra scared faco. -.   _  "All the fat is in the Ore! The duch-  ���������ess has read your name on the dpg'3  collar"��������� ���������'    .  "And guesses I am on board?"  "I dou't say that, "not yet anyway,  ���������but they're likely to ferret it out pretty  slick unless you cache dowu below for  the restof the run."  "r shall not hide,'my  I've seen and talked wi  ,   holme, and tliat I'm>going to>do with  ���������or without your help or leave." -7  ��������� \ "Right now?"  "Right now, over- there on the poop  -deck, in the face of them all. I, can  pay for a* first class passage, and I'll do  it1 under another name."  . "So as to call attention to yourself  ���������tmd bring those toughs on top of you  '^agalu���������spoil all your hand." '   '-  "What0can they do to me? And If  they chose to try I'm man enough to  'meet them.   I'm not afraid of anything  1 straight and aboveboard."  "That's just what it wouldn't be. If  you come out now, you will be playing  their game���������will put" them on their  guard anyhow. Don't be wrong headed, captain, and wait, won't, you?"  "How long?    This is tho fourth day  out���������Wednesday.    We shall make port  . by Saturday, at latest, and then what  am I to do?" -  "See here, captain. I'll bring Miss  Fairholme to< you my own self this  very evening about dusk, or you to her.  How's that for high? There's a snug  spot right aft over the steering gear-  just room for two, if they're fond of  _icb other"���������  I did not know whether to be angry  -with him or not. but I began .to see the  force of his argument, and I agreed  ���������eventually to wait, as he advised.  "Have you told her I am here? If  not, I think���������you will understand���������I  should prefer"���������  "A nod's as good asa wink, captain.  Never a word has she got from me as  to your being on board, aud she shan't.  Whether she has any suspicion of it  ���������or not I cannot say. But 1 don't know  why sho should, and if she did cart  ropes wouldn't hold ber.^ I reckon. But  maybe I am making too free."  I am not ashamed to confess tlmt for  the rest of that day. so long as Frida  kept the deck. I staid in the place  from which I could best see her. and I  borrowed a pair of glasses from Rossiter to spy the better on her beautiful  face. I saw that many emotions agitated it iu turn It was wistful, expectant, sad. downcast, uow flushing  bright with some vague hope, now  tender with soft memories, with  ���������thoughts of me. as I was conceited  enough to believe, and rightly, to judge  by the ftlad welcome she <;:ive me when  I was once more by her side.  Uow the time passed  I cannot say.  We sat there hand in hand gazing out  ncross the  long track of the steamer  as  it sparkled  and  foamed  under the  moonlight and taking no thought of it,  of why we were there, what might be  in  store for us .or what  I  should  do  next    We should have sat on far into  the   night.   I   believe,  perfectly  unconscious  and   unconcerned,  except with  ourselves, had not a tall figure suddenly thrown its shadow over us, and we  were addressed  in a low, nervous female voice:  "Pardon me. but I knew I could not  Jbe mistaken.    It's Cnptata Wood!"  Tbe Duchess of Ti'erra Rngrada!  "1 could not rest till 1 had spoken to  ���������you," she went on  hurriedly.    "Yet 1  ���������elt de trop.    1 did not like to disturb  you, to Interrupt you.    May I ask one  word?   You escaped?"  "As you see. duchess���������uninjured, tbo,  except for the discomfort-and rough  handling. You shall hear the whole  story some day."  "I would gladly, have spared you this  suffering from .the very first. I tried  hard, I did indeed, even that first night  in the opera box, and afterward I  would have warned you. but I dared  not be more' precise. Again, in that  terrible house I was on your side."  "Indeed, duchess," broke in Frida,  "you have made us-your friends.1 We  are grateful, and we will show it yet,  I hope.'-'.'    '    ' ���������   ' ,.  "But why are you- here?" went on'  the other woman Impatiently. "How  did you come? I have never seen you  during the voyage nor have the���������the  others. It is fortunate. They would  certainly try to do you an injury."  "They have done so already���������an In-  Jury that may be irreparable. They,  have robbed me."  "Yes. yes, '.that I know.", she said,  ."but it "will be a- small matter, and'  3'ou would -have your redress. You  could protect yourself against worse,  now you' are free, if you wvre only  careful. 'I' cannot think why you  should risk so much now. , You are  within their reach again."  I  laughed.', "That has never weighed with me, nor do I care for the money.    It is my honor that is at stake,  duehessi r I  must recover certain   papers that you���������your people have stolen  or I shall be eternally disgraced."   :    .  -"Papers?  -Are they yours?    1  have  heard of them.    State papers, belonging to your government and  worth a  fortune to any one who will give'them  j to ours. , You are concerned?" ,  '   ���������"Clospiy.   I wouldgiv.e a large'sum-  ^r any si .n���������to get them back."  ���������1   need  no  b'ribes.  Captain, Wood."  WASTING AWAY  THE   SAD    CONDITION  MANY YOUNG GIRLS.  OF  Mothers  Tlielr  aclie,  Should Be Very Careful AVken  Daughter* Complain of Ifeiwl-  Jb'ickle    Appetite,   lilxziiiebt   or  Heart  I'utpllatioji.  gipwing daughters. .Not wil-  r,oi ,r course, but because they  the  occasional  headaches  from  She spoke with dignity. "You cannot,  mean to offer trie money surely!.' I  have not fallen so low as that. I hope.  1 am ready to make restitution. It is  the least I can do for"you. You'sball  have the papers.    I will fetch them."  "You are a good woman.- I fqe.1 for  you. indeed I do.'.' Frida said as she  staid her for a moment wit'h a gesture  as though to kiss her, but; the duchess  brushed past and hurried away.  "Yes.  she is a good .woman/'  I. re-  friend   not till   PVatPd- echoing Frida. only t'o find that  ith.Miss Fair-: tbe'remark was uot exactly pleasiug to  her.     "     <   -   ���������*        "  ���������      ..,-*  "I  do  riot quite see  why she.-is, so  much   interested   in   yon,-and   I   shall  want, to know more about that." ,  | ���������' But why need  1. set down- in words1'  ���������'���������the gleeful'b'adiuage of a pair of silly  [ lovers?    And   it   was  ended4-abruptly  when the-duchess1 returned.,,���������   ^ ,  .  "Here."take them." if they are yours.  1 cleave that to your  honor.   "I  knew,  where be kept them, and I have secured them���������no matter bow."  A single glance under the nearest  electric light satisfied me that these  were.the missing papers. Tbey were  still In their official '-jacket." a broad  band of bright green paper, on which  was printed the label, "Strictly confidential." , ',  "Beon your guard. I implore, you,"  she" went on. "There'may be trouble ���������  about them. If your identity is discovered, they will suspect you. and it will  be another reason to attack you. Y*ut  ��������� them by.    Lock them up securely."  "Let    me    have    them."    Interposed  Frida.   "No one would think of mixing  me up with the business, and I'm uot^  afraid of anything they can do to me."  "You shall run no such risk. Frida."  1 protested. "It is entirely my affair.  I came for them. I have got them, and  1 will keep them against all comers.  In the last resort I would throw them  overboard. They are of no actual value except in the wrong hands. We  have copies of them."  It was so settled, and the party broke  up. 1 was the last to leave the steru,  having'given my dear girl a rendezvous in the same place at the same  time the next evening. But as I passed along the now deserted deck, making for the companion ladder that led  to my second class quarters. I was  met by a <]uartermaster in the full  lijibt of an electric lamp, who hailed  un* rou������hIy.  ���������'Hello, my hearty'. Vast heaving  and run alongside.    What brings you  Many, mothers neglect thc health of  their  fully,  think  which  they suffer,  fickleness oi' appetite,,and pale cheeks,  are the natural  resu l of the merging of girlhood  into   womanhood.     This   is   a    serious  mistake       There  is   no   period   in    a  girl's Jil'c 'when she needs more attention,   and  unless    the    little' troubles  aro successfully treated; more serious  ones���������perhaps   decline   and   consumption���������are sure to follow."   What every,  young- girl  needs at this period is  a  tonic  medicine'  that    will    give    her  a rich,    red Idood, strong nerves and'  bring   hoi1   safely   through   a   critical  period in her life.      For this purpose  there   is   no   other     medicine   in   the  world  can  equal  Dr.    Williams'   Pink  Pills.       Thousands   of  girls   throughout Canada owe their present health  and' happiness  to'-this medicine,    and  thousands'of others* who arc.suffering  would  soon   be  strong  if'they  would'  give    Dr.  AY'illiams'. Pink   Tills  a fair  I trial.  Among  the many young  ladies  who 'have  proved 'the great "worth of  this  medicine is  Miss  Jessie Beamer,  of r Boyle,   Ont. , Miss  Beamer     says:  "Some, years ago   I   became very ill.  and my friends feared L was going into a decline.  .   1 was "'pale ;    'suffered'  from terrible headaches;  my  appetite  was  pooi   and   I   grew  very  thin.       I  became so   weak that 1   could5hardly  walk.-    . f remained, in  this  condition  for  severali    months,    during     which  Lime   ,f  tried "several   medicines,    but  none  helped   me 'in the  least.       Then  my  mother  got  me ���������some  of  Dr.  "Wi 1���������  liam:V   Pink ���������Pills,-  and ' almost  from  the    outset    they  helped me.      As. J  continued   the   use   of  the   Pills. h the  severe.henoat/'Cs left iiic:'iiiy appetite  returned  and. 1   gained  in, weight:    In  fact,h "I' was    soon     enjoying   -perfect  health,   and  have   since.continued  to  do, so.    I   attribute   this    entirely   lo  the   use  of   Dr.   Williams'   Pink   Pills,  . i        ,  and, will he glad if some other' weak  and ailing- girl will ^profit" by; ^my'experience."        - -  Pale ahd sallow 'cheeks. 'dir'.ziiv'ss,  headaches." palpitation .of the heait.  eiid the feeling*" of weariness kthat al-  tlicts'so many young girls will foon  disappctu if Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  are used. These pills also" cure rlu-u-  matisin. dyspepsia, kidney ailments.  St. Vitus' dance, and the other troubles that come from- poor blood and  weak nerves.' Sold by all dealers in  medicine or sent post paid at 50  cents u.box, or six boxes for ^2.50.  l.y.-addressing tlie Dr.'Williams Medici no  Co., Brockville,  Ont.  Petroleum is derived from vegetable, and animal substances ���������that were  deposited in and associated with the  forming  of   rocks.  "Here, take them, if they are yours.   I  leave that to your honor."  In these waters?   "You've no right here  aft, and you know it.    1 am going to  bring you in front of the officer of the  watch.   He wants you."  "If he does, he knows where to find  me���������In the second saloon forward/'   .  (To be. Continued.} ,  There never was, and never will tie, a  universal panacea, in"one remedy, for all  ills Lo which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many curatives being; such that  were tne uerins of other and differently  seated diseases rooted in the system of  the patient���������what would relieve one ill  in turn would aggravate the other. We  have, however, in QuinineJ Wine, when  obtainable in sound, unadulterated state,  a reiuedj ior many and grievous ills. By  its - gradual and judicious use the frailest systems are led into convale&ence  and strencth by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives'.  It relieves tlif drooping spirits of those  with whom a chronic state or morbid  despondency and lack of interest in life  is a disease, and. by tranciuilizimr the  nerves, disposes to sound and refreshing  sleeo���������imparts vigor to the action of the  blood, which, being stimulated, courses  through the veins, 'strengthening the  healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a. necessary result, strengthening the frame, and giving  life to the digestive organs, which iiatu-  rnllv demand increased substance���������result,  improved appetite. Northrop &. Lvman.  of Toronto. have given to the public  their superior Quinine Wine at the usual  rate, and, guaged by the opinion of  scientists, this wine approaches nearest  pet feci ioi. of any in the market. All  druc>_>ii>ts  sell   it.  In chasing the ideal one often suc-  cced.s in catching up with the material.  Some men   never  I hev   bn-ak  down.  live up  until  after  Some   women   aie good   looking   until after they lind it out.  ST. JACOBS OIL  For Stiff and Swollen Necks.  Mr. Hooper, 57 Grosvcnor street,  Belfast, writes:������������������ "Having from a  cold got a very . stiff and painful  swollen neck, I tried all the usual  remedies without effect. I was; almost giving it up, when a book was  placed on my counter describing St.  Jacobs Oil. I procured a bottle, and  had scarcely rubbed it on my neck  when I felt better. In a short time  the pain left me and the swelling  went down. Finding it so good in  this case, I then tried it on my  ankle, which I had sprained, and  which was frequently very painful. I  soon had the pleasure of finding that  pain also disappear. I must say I  consider St. Jacobs Oil of great  value.  One of J'cst'ce's Heroes.  Mr.'T. P. O'Connor/ IM.P., presided  rcci ntly     at  the    "v.h shire   Cheese.''  Fleet   Street,   at  a  dinner  givt ���������    by  pressmen   in  honor   o:   Captain  l'rco-  man, of tho Po.idam,  the hoi a of the  .i\:_rtinique    disaster.       Jn proposing  ihe guest's health he  observed     that  thj  story  of  Captain  Freeman '   had  breu'to'd. of ten,.but he ,cou!d promise  him that it was a story that would be.  lOld'murh oftener in .ilia, future,   and  that Jong iafter I12 and th'ny had passed   away   future  g^nirations , of  men  and women and boys and cirl.s would  be     thrilled     when     that story,     was  told.     '1 h^re     were  some,   deeds  that  nmer  die, .and   the   deed' of   Captain  v re'emnn was one of them.'   There was  a   courage  which- was   more   valuable  than any. other  kind  of courage.     It  was called by Napoleon "Two o'clock  in   the    morning  courage,"   by  which  h.3 meant the courage of a man  who  was    brought    face   to ,fi>cc with    mi  emergency   without   a, sccoiiil's- - preparation,   and   whose   skill   and , pres-  tu'-'ti of mind  rose ao  the emergency.  Was   ever   a.  man   face   to   face   more  suddenly wilh "a" more tragic and ter-  i Pole emergency  than   "Captain   Freeman?    He was a' man who descended  into liull, and saw all  its terrors and  its  liorrors,  und yet' ho was  able    <6  look on that av/ful spectacle. Ihib be,  did  not *juttil.  even    before'hell    ���������on,  earth,  and, standing  on  the'bridgc of  his vessel, tarried that 'vessel thr'ouuh  an  orcan'of  flame.0   fo'-gettin:;      K's  o.\n   suffer.n<s,   , forgett n.-;  his ronn'  peril;   th'nving  'mechanically., and   automatically,   wilh  the  simplicity     of  tiue  heroism;  that his 'duty'was   do  'gu'do.his    vessel ' and   bring  out/   iu  ���������end  his crew,  so far, as hu could..salV  in'O   the  harbor,   from   th'e   ocean"   of  m'ijo.    He saluted Capt ain" Freeman as  one  of    Peace's finest  heroes,   'as    a  'man who brought his-ship  'and     .his  crew through  fire and'-through" tempest,   and  in1 ' do'n?  so   displayed -    a  bravery which  would  make  his name  immortal,  as  long  as  there we've   human, beings t'o  be stirred by  taley/ of  such'.sacrifice and. heroism. *   '  V:\~\T Calvinff of Cows.       ,        '  The general rule is -for spring calving, but thc -best*time is the fall.  There are many "reasons in support  of this statement. "A great many experiments have been carried 'on dining- a number, 'of' years in various  parts of the world, and these all go  to show that from fall calving- cows  a'bout ,'2~> rpcr cent.- more milk is obtained than from* spring calving. The  'reasons are obvious. During the winder .the cow is free from drouth', heat  and flics, and'' her yield is thus not  affected, when ,right' in 'the Hush . of  thcmilk' as-is too often the rase.  Then the spring grass',coming 'toward'the close' of her'period of lactation serves .as' an inspiration"..to  her wearying, powers, and greatly increase the "wanning 'milk  flow.' '  Milk and butter usually bring^ bct-  tr>r prices in winter than im summer.  There is usually more time _ on' the  farm to attend to the cattle, calves  are more economically raised, , since''  by thc time the spring grass shoots  up they are ready for, it, and are in  good condition the next winter to begin their, duties. Midsummer and  "dog days" are a good time for thc  cow to be''dry: stabling is uncomfortable, and the handling , and care -of  milk is more troublesome than at.  any other time. Tn short four fall-  fresh cows have been found to equal  five which calved in the ^spring, 'in  twelve months' product, and at about  four-fifths -the cost.���������Up-to-Date  Farming.  Equality of Ttijjlits.  If the ladies have been enjoying the  sweets of emaiuipation in Australia  and New Zealand for some time and  have been allowed to become Pai'Ha-  m ntary voters, barristers, stock  brokeis, inmran-:e agents, and cab-  clr^crs. they are beginning to realize  that independence is not without its  bitters as well. Fqualily of rights  can not be separated from equality of  responsibilities and penalties. Mel-  bomnj papers report a case in which  a lady named Frederika TJst was  (ai-cd upon to show cause why fhe  shou'd not contii'iute lo the support  of hci husband. 'Ihe latter was mi ������ d  trie pension.i- In ihe'extent of six  ���������hillin������s a week, and it was pio>cd  that his wife Was a landowner in  hi'i- own right. She was ordered by  , h -' court to pay a further six shillings per week for her husband's  maintf-nance.  IJuy Kins;  H:i><  V.OUO.OOO Subjects.  The British Cover nmenl has recently accorded the title of highness  to the 7-year-old King of Uganda, a  liit.h: Afiicau chieftain, whose ten i-  tory is now part of a llrilish protectorate. He is'a grandfon of the  celebrated'"Mittessa, and descendant  of a long lino of kings,- but. h.\s  never been far away from Mcngo, the  native capital of Uganda, whero he  was born, 'lhc territory over which  the Iving or , "Kabaka,'' rules., is  nearly 20,000 square miles in extent, and has a native population of  between  One and two  million people.  Sou tit African-War Bates.  In reply to a correspondent it may  be stated that the South African war  formally  commenced  on  October    11,  1899, and formally ended on May  31, 1902. Ladysmit'h, Khubcrlcy a-������d  Mafokihg were besieged by the Boers  and were relieved by the British on  February     28,   1900,      February   16,  1900, and May 24, 1900, respectively. Among the principal towns captured by the British, vvere Bloemfon-  tein, March 12; Kroonstad, May 12;  Johannesburg, May 31, and Pretoria, /"une 5. all iv   ?900.  Blood  .will tell  When an animal,is all run down,  has a rough coat and a tighthide,  anyone knows that his blood is out  of order. To keep an animal ecbno- ���������  mically he must be in good health.  ���������'  ' '������      i*   'u  ,. ���������' ��������� DICK'S  BLOOD PURIFIER  i ii  is a necessity where the best results ���������  from feeding -would be obtained/  It tones up the system,  rids the'  stomach of bots, worms and other  parasites that suck the life blood  away. .   [       ,   . ' '-"'-'"���������  Nothing like Dick's powder for  , a  run down horse. ���������' \  50 cents a package.  ,,     *   '  Leeming, Miles & Co., Agent*,  . nONTREAL.  Write for Boot on Cattle and'Horses free".  .If brevity is the soul of, wit some  of. our niodern jokesmiths must*" <be  soulless" '       -.,-���������.,        ! '  BABY'S FIRST  TOOTH  A    Family  JO vent'That l>oei* _>ot   Alw_iy������  *������ Kring Unmixed Joy.' *,  ' Haby's first   tooth   does'not "come  unannounced. 'Inflamed gums and, impaired  digestion ,��������� produce'  a" feverish,,  and fretful" condition 'about -which the  mother often feels concern./The,,'baby  boy    of   Mrs.    CJeorgo  McGregor;',   of  Hamilton,   Out./   was   troubled .with  diarrhoea'while   ''teething,   and"  was '  cross  and   restless.    He<did not"sleep;  well' and, matters   became      'serious.''  Thc-mother  writes, as follows: '/ "'My/  yistei-   had used Baby's Own Tablets''  for hev  baby and  advised ine\to<fry;  them. ,1 got'a box  and after ;giy ing_  the Tablets  to th'e baby a few times"  he  began   to  improve   and  was  soon,;  well. 1-1 <���������_ is now a big.  heal'tlry-babyi ,  and  whenever he gets  fretful  or "does  not feck well I give him a,tablet and  ho;is soon  all  right'again."'- ','    '-  Baby's  Own    Tablets '-replace - -with  great advantage castor "oil <ancf other"  nauseous, griping drugs., They'sweeten the stomach,  epiict the nerves^and"  promote healthful   sleep.'    They/.are;'  guaranteed to contain  no  o_>iatc-,aiid  to 'be absolutely harmless. ,   If your"  clruggies'l does not keep theni^you can  obtain a  full-sized box" by-mail,  post'  paid," by .sending  25 cents to'the'Dr.  \Villiains' ���������Medicine    Co.,   Brockville,-  Ont.,   or   Schenectady,   N." (Y.",-  Think. of   it !    A  trolley  car,    runs  through  the streets  of,'k Jerusalem !,  e_.  ,  ^  ,A   ship-chandler  in     Front    street,'  Brooklyn,    bears    the    high-sounding  name of Mr.  Westminster Abbcy.v  Men are becoming scarcer year after year. So >says a German statistician; and he predicts ' that 3,000  years hence there will be only* one  man  to 220 women.  Musical   vibrations   will   cause  high  explosives to go off.  In Wales and in Cornwall miners  burn their hats upon "the birth of a  male child; if a girl be born"1 his  neighbors burn   it   for  him..   <  ACTS GENttY  ON  iivts  AND  %  CLEANS1- EFFECTUALLY;  OVERCOMES   -  BiTUAL     -'permanently  BUY THE GENUINE���������MANTDBY  @ir9RNlAfrG5YRVF?g  _!_** KY :     <? CAL.   ^O        v    N.V.    >  X������ Bt fill 0RU66ISTS. PRICE 50c. PER BOTTLt  ���������&_K.  % 1  K,  I'm  h  ft"  h  h  ���������...  fV  |.l  If.  IS  I  il  Of  bcandat  Ey ELIAS USL-E  / I   ���������, ' ;   Cofij right, 100 , by A. S. Richardson '  Young   Mrs., Verrell   leaned  on' the  ���������   rail of the, yacht'and, looked with disappointed surprise at the approaching  dingey.  ' "There are only. Hugh and your cous-  ' ' in'in the'boat." she announced to her  guest.'   "Mr. ^ Cuthbert isn't there,  so sorry."  Her intonation implied that the sor-  yc row was sympathetic, rather than personal.   Sibyl Ucjicb resented it.  ' "You' needn't b'o,  Helen."  she said,  the   curve   of   her ^lips   straightening  , firmly.     .        \ \ a  '   "Why, I invited him to'come. particularly on your account."   .      ,;    ,  "And I wanted him not to. particu-  /larly en.my account." 6aid,the girl.  / '"Why,   Sibyl.' dear,   I   thought   you  were such great friends or even more."  "Sb'did I."    There was a suspicion  ','of tears'in  the-bright  eye's. the"girj  '    turned to her friend.    ''So did I uiitii���������  ' ' until lie disgraced himself.' Oh, you'll  \   know' all  about   it  soon .enough   any-  , way.   I'may as well show you now."  . '  '.She" held out a clipping from a weekr  -.ly'publication which makes a business  / of purveying social sewage to its'rea'd-  V"  "It came to me. in.the mail-r-anony-  'mous, of course," she said.. . .  ,    \ Mrs/Verrell took it with'an.cxpres-  ���������  sion of distaste. t    *  "You wouldn't believe anything that  wretched paper says, I hope," she ob-  ', "served.    "Whenever I read it 1 feeli'is  if.'l needed aTiath'to get clean again."  "The Era had a little notice, too, say-'  i'jdng th'at Ski���������Mr. Cutlibert���������-was there,"  \  7t*ul  that  is  reliable enough!,  ,1   only  ;i wish ifc>wo.reti',l." '       j \t    '���������  ,vWith pressed lips and frowning,brow  ��������� ' /    Mrs. Yerreir ran over the clippings.   It  was  a  comment,   less   veiled  than  Is  ,.    .common   with   that  paper,   upon , the  q\   t \ '  presonoeof Sidney .Cutlibert atthe fu-  '7 "   ncral of,'a'woman who, uVftT once been  '-������������������ well'known in'that dim border of the  - ,    i   ' ^'-theatrical profession where people of a  ���������.   "    ,, more dubious world claim habitation.  '-   'Cu?   .   "it' will   strengthen   Mr." Cuthbert's  ..-'/    V-reputatio'n   for  generosity  among  his  \*i . .    J club and society friends." commented"  ["'n-', ./.the paragraph.,'"'that, be should  have  - tr <    "', borne tlu\ expense-of the "funeral from"  *  his own pocket.-- The woman who'was"  i -��������� once known as\A'iola Trevannion was  '/'buried   beside   her  son,   whose  death  ������������������ ���������      . two years ago was also the occasion  .   of a burst of mortuary generosity on  .   ��������� tbe part of young Cuthbert."-  '   .     , '    ."Isn't that a nice thing to read about  a  man you  had  thought yon could���������  ' could at least respect?" said the girl  bitterly. , - ���������   ���������  ���������   "' "I  don't believe it about Mr.  Cuth-  . bert,"   began   tbe   other   indignantly  ,   when the two men came over the rail.  After  Verrell  and'young  Dr.   Dent  i had greeted the two women the latter  turned to his cousin and said:  "Did I hear.you speaking about Sidney Cuthbert, Beauty?"  "You may have if you were listen-*  lug.'" said th'e girl. "And 1 do wish,  Harvey, that you" would ' drop that  childish nickname. > I've outgrown it.!'  - "Well,' r don't know about your outgrowing it," paid Dent, looking at her  flushed cheeks and shining t\v,es.-"but  . you certainly haven't outgrown your  childish���������beg pardon���������your childhood  temper. But of course I'll drop it.  Sib, if you don't like it," lie added  good naturcdly. "But I was interested  in Sidney Cuthbert because I used to  know him when he was Typh 7 and I  was house in Sawgums."  "What's Sawgums?" asked Verrell  lazily from his deck' chair. "Lunatic  asylum? And was Cuthbert one of the  numbered patients and you another":  I understood you to say you were a  house.    Singular delusion."  "Sawgums is short for St. Augustine's hospital, where I disported myself as house physician when Cuthbert became typhoid case No. 7." explained the young physician. "As all  the private rooms were full he had to  go into the public ward and live at $1  per: day,;, between a profane ami asth  x  $'  I:  ma tie  car driver  and   a  charity   convalescent."  "Very good lesson  in economy," observed Verrell virtuously.  "He couldn't give many dinner parties, and send tlie kind of (lowers he,  used to favor Sibyl with on that basis.  Helen, if my feet are in your way I'll  have 'em moved." he, concluded, blissfully unconscious of his Avife's-savage  glances.   "Did Cuthbert like it. Dent?"  "Seemed to enjoy it tolerably after  he got convalescent. He got up quite,  a friendship with another patient  known as Tommy the Cod, presumably  because he lived in an empty fish hor  down Fulton market way."  "Don't remember having heard Cuth-  nert speak of the gentleman," murmured Verrell. "Did he ever bring  him to call. Sibyl? Helen, if you kick  the only husband you're ever likely to  have on the shins he'll rise up and desert you."  "The Cod's real name, as near as he  could tell, was Ilannigan." continued  the   physician/!   "Cuthbert's   pVevious  ^acquaintance   with  him  was  purely  a  business   one.     Tommy   used   to   sell  Cuthbert    evening    papers-   on    Wall  street until one day a, truck ran over  his ankle, and when we got him here  we   found   he   had   a   very   inti resting  case of heart disease, so we' kept him.  Well,  the Cod  used  to give Cuthbert  all the news about the street that  he  got "from his friends who used to visit  him.     It 'meant, a ' good  deal  to Cuthbert. fer he was keeping his illness a  secret for fear it would bring his mother back from Newport aud consequently didn't have any callers of bis own.  Tommy generously' loaned him his visitors, and one day the superintendent,  a   pious   old   party.' came   in   unannounced   and   caught   them   shooting  craps  on   Cuthbert's  cot.   'They   had'  made   dice   out   cf   lump   sugar,   aud  Cuthburt had won 8 cents, when old  Barber  raided the game.,    After'that  the two pals 'were more cautious.   One  other visitor the Cod had-was a woman  who said she was his cousin,  but  Tommy had other Ideas.    Certain acquaintances of" hers had told Tommy  that she was bis mother.   At any rate,  she hael 'treated him white.' as he informed  me, on several occasions^nnrt"  had   'staked1   him  to  a' much   nepded  dollar more than once when" he  was  'up ag'in it.'   (      .   . '  "In those days we had a night orderly  in our.ward whom I always meant to  poison, but somehow I never.got time.  He wound up a career of blunders one  night by, dropping a night lamp into*a  screen, and two minutes later he dropped  tho job .of 'lighting! the  fixe  and  hustled to save our cases.   Just as we  were congratulating ourselves that" all  were safely out Tom my'the Cod seized  the night-nurse by the neck and yelled:  " 'Where's my pal? ' WJiere's Typh 7?'  , ."Jin   the   inner .passage,'   said   the  , nurse, turning white.   |They must have  ������takcn him out the other way.'  ''The'first 1 heard of it was when the  nurse came crying to me.  "'I triecl_to,slop bim.-sirs, the little  heart case'No.' 15, but he broke away  from me and "ran back into the ward.  , He thinks Typh 7 is in there.'   '  "1 thought so. too, and ran for the  entrance, and as I reached it a wall of  -black smoke- rolled out upon me, somewhere back of .which rose the voice of  Tommy the Cod, who was. exhorting  his pal, and the rattle of-a wheeled  chair.    .  u    , -     .  ' " 'Keep yer head down, buddy1. Air's  fresher near de,floor. Dere^s de dodr  ahead! Blast de chair!- Its stuck!' -  " 'Never mind me. old man.' I heard  Cuthbert say." 'Make a run for it. ,You  can "send back after mc.'" . ���������  "a'Not on yer dife.' began Tommy,  but the brave words ended in,a pitiful,"  strangling cough..  "Groping blhxlly, I stumbled upon  the chair and with a rush brought my  two patients out into the hall. Tommy keeled'over, and we got him to  open air unconscious. When he came  to, his first word's were:  " 'Did yer get my pal?'  " 'I'm right here. Tommy,'.said CuthV  bert. catching the boy's hand in his  own/  " 'Dat's all right, den,' said the Cod  'contentedly.    'But I  guess  I'm done.  Dey  always  told  me inhalin'  wasn't  good fer kids.' he added, with a faint  grin.  "Cuthbert looked up at me appeal-  ingly. but I had to shake my head.  Tommy's diagnosis was correct. Cutlibert climbed out of his chair���������against  my orders���������and bent over Tommy.  " 'Little pal,' he said, 'you saved my  life.' ,  "Tommy waived the matter away airily. 'Dat's all right. It was up to me.  Between pals.''yer know, yer'd have  done de same trick fer me.'  " 'God knows. I'd have tried. And now  there's nothing 1 can do,' said Cuthbert. his voice breaking. 'Isn't there  anything. Tommy? Haven't you got  any relations or frleDds I could help?  I'm rich, you know.'  '"G'wan!" said Tommy-faintly. 'Is  dat right? I fought yer was a charity  patient.' He pondered for a moment.  'There's dat fluffy haired loidy dat  came to see me last week. . She waa  pretty white to mc. You might kinder  look out fer .her a bit. Dey said she  was tne old woman, but I dunno. Wot'-s  de difference?' said Tommy the Cod  wearily. 'She was white to me anyway.'   And Tommy said no more.  "Cuthbert burled Tommy in style. I  went to the funeral���������professional Interest., you know. Well, Cuthbert lias  been paying his debt to Tommy ever  since, looking after1 the 'fluffy haired  loidy.' as Tommy called her. She  called herself Trevannion, 1 believe,  on the stage."  . "Trevannion."      Interrupted     Sibyl  Beach���������"Viola Trevannion?"  "Why, do you know her?" asked her  cousin in surprise.  "Yes���������no; never mind," said Sibyl  tremulously. "Harvey, I want you- to  go ashore and telegraph Mr. Cuthbert  that wer-that I am expecting him and  sign my name. You needn't stare so."  she added indignantly. Then she turned  and hurried below.  "Well, upon my soul!" mused Dent  as be went over the side to send the,  message. "I must'nerve done that uncommonly well."  the  sterile  hills  houses  three 'back into his face for a week  high.    The facUJliat there, is j  of Itoqucfcrt. has- destroyed its pio-  . turescjueness. It has bronchi speculators there.--who , haw raised givar.  ugly, square buildings of dajiz'.iu.j  whiteness in harsh contrast with tin;  character and somber tone of the old  houses. Although the p'ace is so pinall  that it consists of only one street a::d  J.a  few alleys,, the more ancient dwell- i  ?��������� i  nigs are remarkable for their  heiirht. '  It is surprising to see in a village lost,  among  stories  only a ledge on which,to build murt be j  tlie explanation.    What is most curious  in the place is the cellars:  before the" cheese became ah important article of commerce these were  natural  cavern's,   such' as  are   everywhere to' be found in this calcareous  formation, but now'they are really cellars that havo been excavated to such  a depth in the rock that'they are to be  seen in as many as five., stages, where  long rows of cheeses are stacked one  over tho other.   The virtuo of those eel-  la rs from the 'cheesemaking potnt of-,  view is their dryness and their scarcely 'varying temperature^ of about 8 degrees centigrade summer end winter.--,  Trniple Bar.  THE "ARIZONA KICKER.  Kresli Saj>i>Iy  of  CToss.ip  From tBs������  Den cf a Busy  Kditor.  I Copyright, 1902, Jjy C, B. Lewis.]  'T seemed like old times yesterday  when the stage  rolled  in and a  traveler with a  plug hat on sat  beside   the   driver.     Twenty-one  guns fusilladed that hat with hot lead,  und the owner of it won't get the cole**  ODD ^KETTLE  HOLDER.  News came to us the other evening  that Pete Taylor, a shyster lawyer, was  hunting for us with a gun. We buckled  on our own and set out, 'and it wasn't  half an'hour'before we found E'ete. ,He  at once, held out'his hand, 'and we  smiled and held out ours, and the meeting was really an affecting one.  A. PietorenOtse AH'air I21 Iniitatioxi  of  a.  Parrot.  Materials: Pieces of velvet of two  ���������contrasting coiors. white canton flannel or licking for lining, some rather  coarse crewel silk and boot buttons.    .  These are very easy to make and sell  capitally at. bazaars. /  The head and body parts are cut separately, and inputting the former turnings must,be allowed all around. Tho  illustration shows you exactly what,  shape the pieces should be. ' '  Fold a ��������� piece of velvet for the, body  part and lay your pattern on it so, that  BROTHER GARDNER.  :oiv.t������ TMiiiui.oiitty'liy the- Prcuw'eni  1 (Ike  Li hi c kit __  CI): It.'  ST  [Copyright,  1002,  by C.  D,  Lewis.] ,  CKON dat people wil! l:i 1 p  - r> 1.1  luvin'  an'  i millyou   y'  , Twill   also  'jadti'l done it.'  marry.in'i fin   do  ars.  an'' I   reckon  keep   o-.i'^wishin'  IK  de;v  ties  rain't'c'arryin', no rabbit's foot aroun'  fur luck. De one 1 had got me .into .i.i 1  an"3it-was a crowbar, instead dat gj  me'out ag'in.   ' " .'  We were too busy to see Jim Eldridge  when he sent in his card the other day  und announced that be had called to  ,'rb'  It appears to me dat de only man  who expects to be'strictly honest am  de teller^ whoi is caleulatiu' to git de  best of-me. , - ���������  De pusson who .starts out in'dis world  ,wid .(i0 'idea dat""h"e ain't gwine to'  make a- fool of hisself about once in  ebery six months Juts got heaps of'surprise parties waitiii' long do road fur  hiin.  HE BANGED  TWEIiVTS   BTTIi-ETS- INTO   OT_  ' '   ' SANCTUM DOOIt. .    ,  shoot us, and he banged twelve bullets  into our, sanctum doer and went away  much disappointed. ��������� We do not- mean-  to .disappoint such callers, nor even to  delay them, but there are times when  editorial work must take the preference of all,others.     .  PKETTy  POTjLY KETTIifi HOLDER.   ,  the fold will come in the center of the  back.   Cut a piece of ticking the same;  size for lining.    Embroider the piece ot '  velvet in  stem, stitch , with any  color  you  like, curving the lines, as shown  in the illustration. ' Lay velvet and lining together, cut an inch"1 wide piece ot  velvet  of   the   contrasting   color,   run  round on  the  outside,  turu over,and'/  hem neatly-on the inside. fi       -   '   l   ,  Cut two pieces,pf the same color of ������  the crossway strip for,the������ head, alldwi  ing. I'oV turnings.     Join   together Jail'  round except the lower'edge, stuff with-  odd bits of rags, join across and sew m   .  the,buttons, for. eyes. * Surround  the,  buttons   with   outstanding  stitches  o������  ,  the crewel silk and make a topknot b'y .  sewing over and, over the top with the ,"  same silk. ��������� '    ,  <���������!  r-(ifJ   i 1  \'J*S:  "'i'^i  1 J i%l  ��������� -" "���������>,������<> I  . yiii'ji  .-  ^  ,.!<  *\7  I hain't got? no sort of use fur a liar,  but I riebber sit down an' hev a good  'think'by myself widotit comin'  to de  conclusion dat  half  my  trubbles  hev  come from speakin' de truth too often.  ���������    I hev-tried to figger out how "an alderman .on it salary of'S2oO a y'ar kin  -siivo $.">.000 in twelve mouths, while I  :i"rn $.7������0 a "y'ar, and don't come'out  even,, but it's beyond'me., JDar seems to^  be,some things natur* didn't intend fur  us to find out.  /The city treasurer of-Blue Hills <was  found to bea'defaulter iu the sum of  $7.50 the, other day. and for a few-  hours it looked as if he would bo lynch-,  ed. it seems like a small sum to raise  such.a.row about, but we understand  that there was'only'one other dollar in  the" town. At; last accounts the treasurer was playing poker and betting his  boots in hopes to get a" winning hand.  <     .';<-'     ./ ��������� :-   '   M."QUAD.r  I left my church bekase none of de  rest of deJ congregation believed as I  did 'bout Dan'l in de lions' den, and I  j'ined up wid another to diskiver dat I  didn't agree wid none of de rest of 'em  "bout Moses in de bulrushes.  I loag'ago diskivcred dat de'man who  thinks as I do am a good feller tin'  ought to be mo' fully appreciated by de  world at large, while de man who differs wid me am a crank an' de world  would be better'rid of him.  ,{ Lout a Customer.  " -Mrs. Blank, who keeps summer boarders, had bought her butter- for some  months ,of a neighbor named Jones,  living not far distant. The butter was  made into pretty little half pound pats  and so peculiarly marked and ornamented that one day. when little Sally  Jones had brought the butter as usual,  Mrs. Blank said to her in the 'presence  of several of her boarders:  "How does your mother make all  these strange marks on the' butter,  Sally?"  "Oh, she, does that with her false  teeth, ma'am," was the frank and par>  alyzing reply.���������Lippincott's.  i An  Invaluable Medicine.  No household where there are children should, be without olive oil, for it  is' an invaluable medicine in certain  cases. For a weakly child or one wrho,  is recovering from typhoid fever'salad  oil will sometimes'work wonders. /The.  plan is to rub"in the oil over-the.w.nole  ofthe child's body, especially about the  upper part, taking a few\drops at a  time in the palm of the hand. .'?.The  nourishment thus absorbed through the"  skin will be of. immense������service ^inn  buildingup the child's strength. When  ��������� child is suffering-from a severe cold,  it is a good plan to omit tbe daily bath  and to" rub-.the'back and chest with-  olive oil.*"'To insure no further cold the  child should.be wrapped in a blanket  and carefully screened - from drafts  while the rubbing is being done. A7  threatening of croup ofteu will end in  a threatening only ift oil and camphor  be applied to the child's chest.' , The  method is to saturate a piece of flannel,  sprinkle it with a little powdered*camphor, and apply it to the chest and\  throat as warm as it can be borne.  Cover with a piece of dry flannel and  change as soon as it gets cold.  v it'  V7t:;X  >..Vll  I, used to be guided a good deal by  dreams, but as time ,went on,I. found,  dat gittin* to work at seben o'clock in  de mawnin' brought, in mo' taters an'  ���������bacon dan dreamin' all night 'bout  white  cats 'bein'* chased   around   by  "black dawgs. I hold dat one peck ,of.  turnips will go furder dan two nightmares. M. QUAD.  Beer Drlnulnjor In Beypt.  For cont'intous beer drinking, so to  speak, Egypt holds the re'-ord among  nations. In Kgypt beer has been driini<  for .",000 years and the "busa" ot the  fellahs of today is made by a process  almost identh-nl with that described in  Herodotus, mentioned in hieroglyphs  and depicted iu sculpture as old as  3000 B. C.    Sincerity.  Clerk���������I would like to get off early,  ���������dr. as my wife wants me to do some  odd .jobs around the house while it is  No Occasion For It.  When at last a physician came and  settled among them, the, people, won- j  dered. u j  "Nobody is ever sick here," they said. :  "Of course not, with no medical as- {  sistance at hand," said the doctor, J  smiling at their simplicity In spite of ,  his determination to be courteous.���������  Life.  MiHant���������roplc.  "It Is a blessing," said the patriot,  "to live under a system' which makes  imprisonment for debt impossible."    ���������  "I don't know about that," answered  Mr. Dunbrowne. "It might be> some  satisfaction to a man to feel that he  was safely housed where his creditors  couldn't get at him."���������Washington  Star.  JudSeNd  Too  Quickly..  A mother whose temper is impulsive,  should novei trust her lirst hasty Judgment In tbe management of ber little  ones. ��������� r        ������  In the larger affairs of the neighborhood and of society the prudent person  refuses to judge lustily.. He gives the  benefit of tbe doubt wherever and  whenever and to whomsoever die can.  People have a right to ask that before  they are weighed in the balances and  found   wanting   their   cases   shall   be  ! looked at from all sides and from the  | most favorable'point ofeview. It is not  well to assume that blushes and down  ; dropped   eyes   always   indicate   guilt.  j Innocence falsely accused Is of ben  ashamed to look its accuser in the face."  .Judge not/that ye be not judged, was  said by the purest lips that ever spoke  on earth.  light 'enough.  ��������� Manager���������<.\'in't possibly do it. ,  : Clerk���������Thank you, sir.   You are very  kind; ..... ���������  Flesh   Kn.tEnePIn.iitn.'  There are at least a hundred varieties of flesh eating plants in the world,  but only three are''common in Croat'  Britain. They are the sundew, butter-  wort and bladderwort.  I  Shucks.  Sharks as a  rule keep  near to the  surface of tbe water.  Roquefort  and  Its  Cheese.  Cheese, which has been the fortune  -Wnscn   In   Spain.  In Spain a man who works on a farm  receives about 25 cents. In the vineyards wages range from 14 cents a day  for women and boys to 21 cefits for unskilled men and to 42 or 50 cents for  those upon whose skill the whole responsibility of the raisin crop rests.  A Natural  Question.  Mrs. Hoon (in the midst of her reading)���������Ah. Mrs. Congressman Swack-  hammer has started a crusade againsi  decollete gowns. '  Mr. Hoon���������ITm! Is Mrs. Congressman Swackhammer sensible or skinny.  ���������Smart Set.  TI.e It:-o.-:d An-ow.  In England ,uhe broad arrow js ;!\:>  recognized symbr-d'with which the gov-  orument property, includingarmyiwag-  bus. mules, provision bags and the  garments of convict's, is regularly  stamped..-  If the  well grec  A   Vatican   Treasure.  Only one marble statue of tbe human figure with eyeglasses is known.  ������t is one of tho gems of the Vatican,  "The Sleeping Ariadne," and was dis-  rtwnved In ir>OIi.  art-  New  TiiMv������ri'.   ,  seams of a new tin pail are  sed with fresh dard or .sweet  oil and the paii set on a stove shelf'or  other warm place twenty-four hours  before it is washed, it will not rust  erward.  Cheese   Omelet.  To make a cheese omelet beat four  eggs a little, add four tablesp'oonfuls of  milk, a pinch of salt, a dash of popper,  one-fourth cup of grated cheese. Ci;ok  in'hot, buttered pan over slow lire, fold  in half and turn out on a hot platter.  Rnssian   Maturity.  A Russian  do*..-*  not become of age  until he is twenty-six.  Dinner   Ncisrhborf*.  Dinner neighbors on the right hand  and on the left, even if they have been  previously introduced, are etjua I ly difficult to approach with' an apposite remark, and If they have not been introduced, but are merely brought' into  juxtaposition for the time being, the  ..situation is still more acute. There is  a doubt, moreover, hi tbe -minds of1  many as to whether, they are privi-  1 edged to talk to these same neighbors,  but this doubt need not exist"; they are"  quite at liberty, according to etiquette,  to make themselves agreeable to then;.  dinner neighbors il' they can.'  Scotland.  Scotland bore the name of Caledonia,  literally the hilly country of the Calls,  or Gaels. The word Gael, or Gael, is  a corruption of Gadhel. signifying in  the native tongue "a hidden rover,"  while Scot, derived from the native  Scuite,   means a  wanderer. ,j  Plants  und  Poison.  In the course of a recent lecture a  scientist stated that plants are suscep-r  tibleto poisons in tbe same degree as  are human beings. He had administered chloroform to plants, which after a continued application had gradual*  ly drooped and died.  I C. H. TARBELL,  ' High Grade Stoves  .  and all 1-itah.ei. _E,equirei_.e:_ts  SPORTSMENS GOODS  & OS N E RAL H ARD WARE  s  'WaVeply- Hotel  t  First-Class Accommodation  ' .. ..at"_te&so_,a'bIe '.Rates ...  BEST  OF WINES & LIQUORS.  i <  , STORE,:��������� ;  JOHN'McLEODS  FO^-FIUvST-'CLASS  - .     CANDY, FRUITS,.  CIGARS & TOBACCOS.  DUNNE  urni ij n___i  Fhe Tailor  _*_r.3_PC_TC������V������>f MOf  /  y  .P. Stoddart. ,  FINE '���������   .    '  .WATCH ,     ,  REPAIRING.   '  Sells Watches Cheaper  -tharv anyone else......  a. kills;  _c^_������i5__������5_)   "  BXTSTS-IUIB.'" VE  CUMJ!Kttl.ANl>  ���������Boot  i&  Shoe  T*&  mi.KET  R e p a i r i h g  SPECIALTY.  ONY'  THE POPULAR  Tobacconist.  "PINE CANDIES,   FRUITS, and  ���������*- JbVll    S.t-ok    of    TOBACCO  CIGARS and tTG-ARETCES.'..-..  /'I  When -in' Cnmterland 'Morroctu Bros*  : "jb_a_:e__:e_]:e^S/-''  STAY   AT  TEE   YEMMiM'E.  ~s" 'All Cosvkxtbncus i'ou Guests.  PROPRIETOR,.  amcvMiramf ������miM_tn*rMr __������i_a___w__Mrtn**������  in.  Suits and'Suiting's}  To  Suit You'  Suitably.  CALL   AND,SEE   FOR   YOURSELVES.  ���������__o__������a-i  nHAIf-OLLLNG   in   Fuist-'Class '  A S yles. Kef Perfect   Etc  G-uaraxitted   !    1\iLL  i.rss  OI.'  FINE   -   SUITINGS.  Duasmtfir Ayb,,' Oirnioerlanf  CUMBERLAND  'Meat Market  Donald  McKay.  TiihBab ls'Supi'lieo wrrii       ' .  '.  BestrLiquors.and Cigars  '   IV S. R0BE3TS0N.,   "  ' r  gUKAD, Cakes  and Pics'.deliver-  ���������ed; daily to 'any part of  City.  DUNSMJIR AYE.,. CUMBERLAND.  ������  TIEEIES  "n gland  FITU, ������5Tor.K  OF  ��������� -���������������������������iiii������Mt-ieg,M__e_B'  Gro'fcriea  T. I). 31cLEAN,  The.Pioneer Watchmaker,  Jeweler and Optician.  I  Prime'4M eats,  Vegetables & -.Fruits  ISP"    In  Season.  DAILY DELIVERY. ' "���������  .Eyes- Tdstad Fiee.  All the Latest MAGAZINES  and  PAPERS   on Jhand .   .   .  DDNSMMR AVE-,   ���������uilMB'.'KLAND  RUITS,  Candies-,   ,  ^    ���������'��������� DIPES, Gears,,  i obaccos.  ���������  ANDNCWELTlrcS AT  'Mr87  Wa'SjKE'B/S  *V (Whitney  Block)-   .  WM-. GLEASON, Proprietor.,  T^OR Comfort-,,   O.re ai.d Attention TRY  r-lie ]sTi:w _:m;la:nd'_oi__  -HIGH GRADE _, .    '      '  Ci/ar's''and     Liquors    in    Bar.,  crri._^Wii,<T^v*mTarcjJrrw___g_  ��������� W A- R  ���������r! H r\  \ j. j ' W.ILLAP-U is pruparcd to  ''*  '     fill any Ordurs for Fine or  ���������Heavy   Harness,   at   short notice.  WiLLARD BLOCK,' ", 'Cumberland.  Mm  S-  Smothered  En Roses.  i.Thf> Sybarites slept on beds stuffed  with rose, lenves; the tyrnnt-Dionysins  'Lad .'his couch filled with thorn; Verus  vouid travel with a .yarlnnd on ''his  hend und.around his neck, and over his  litter he had a Ihin net. with rose  .loaves   intertwined;   Antioehns   luxuri-.  'atod upon n bed of bloom's even in winter days and  nights,  and "when  Cleopatra emertained Antony she had rosee  covering  tbe -/door to  the depth, it is,  said, of an ell.    . "  We are told that Heliosabalusx supplied so many at one of bis, banquets  that several,, of bis Quests were suffocated in the endeavor to.extricate tliem-  -.selves from the abundance���������victims of  a surfeit of sweet odors. -  Kspiiait������ k Maimo.' Ry.  *_*7*i,������.  '��������� Swift Wingn. .  '  It* is difScult.to account for tbe'onor-  j mons velocity of some birds' flight  j when roigrating. , The ^northern blue  .thrort goes at the rate of H40 miles an  j hour, flying 4,800 miles from Egypt to  . Helgoland in a spring iiijihr of barely  .nine hours. Virginian plover'fly f rom ^  ; Labrador to north Brazil, 0.(500 miles,,  : without stopping, going at tho rate of  036 miles an hour and probably more.  How can this speed be attained? The  : birds resort to great heights, where the  . resistance of the air is slight.  , Living;   in1 a   Crater.  There is rio more interesting or curious sight on this earth than the interior  of the extinct crater, Aso San, about  thirty miles from the city of Kuma-  mo to, in Japan. This peculiar locality  is inhabited by 20.000 people, who live  and prosper within'its vertical wall K00  feet high. The inhabitants.rarely make  a journey iino the outer world, but  form, as it were, a- little nation by  themselves.  How Greeley Lfaraed to Rend.  By a singular adaptation to the  changes of motion on bis mother's part  while spinning Horace Greeley when a  youngster acquired the unwonted quality of reading with the book In almost  any position, side wise or upside down,  as readily as in the usual fashion without at that time thinking It anything  unusual.  s. s. "City of Nanaimo.  WINTER SCHEDULE.  Leaves Victoria Tuesday. 6 a.m., foi Nanaimo,   calling   at   Musgra\ e.s, Vesuvius, Ciofton. Kuper, and Thetis  -    Isiands (one week) Fulford, Ganges,  and Fernwood, (following week).   -  Leaves .Nana.mo Tuesday, 5 p.m.,'for  Comox, connecting with s,s Joan at  Nana'ino.  Leaves  Comox "Wednesday,  8 a.m., for  .   '   Nanaimo    direct,   connecting,   with  train for Victoria  Leaves Nanaimo Thursday,- 7 a.m , for  Comox and way ports.  G  Leaves Comox Friday, 7-a.ir������.l,t for Nanaimo and way ports..  Leaves' Nanaimo    Fridav,   2 p.m.,   one  week  for   Ganges,   next   week   for  'Crohon.  Leaves   Ganges  or   Cmfon Saturday, 7  a.m., for Victoria and way ports.   o   vancouves-n\a:&aimo route  . S. S.      -JOAN."  <  Sails from Nanaimo 7 a.m.  daily except  1 Sundays.  Sails from Vancouver after arrival of C.  P R. Train No. 1. daily except Sundays, at 1 p iri.  ioney to Loan  ���������Apply to--  C: H. BEEVOR POTTS,  BARRISTER, &c ,"  Dunsnmi? Avi  SMOKW:  "CUBAN   BLOSSOM  A   UNION-MADE.C1GAU *  FROM  THE���������  ;  1  Cuban Cigar Factory  M. J. BOOTH, Proprietor.  NANAIMO, B.G.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  OUTOBEK  25th,   19-J2  Aehlnpr Vufds.  ���������    "Brooks."   said    Rivers,   "that's   tho  : second, time   I've   heard   you   use  the  phrase 'aching void.' I wish you would  tell me how a void can ache."  "Well." said Brooks. n'lWting a mo-  : ni"nt, "not to sptriik-o.f a hollow tooth,  Ulon't  you   sometimes   have  the headache?"'  There   Wris   N'o   iMuriitv  "What is" the /neatest rib that ever  ���������Impressed.'��������� itself on.your experience.  Snapper?" ���������     , '  "Well, by all o'lds. the worst one I  ever heard was tiiat your-quartet perpetrated last n.i.yht when they eamo  round to the hout=e and san^. There's  Music In the Air.' "  VICTORIA TO WE_._.r_TGTON.  No   2���������Daily. No. _-R.in'ay  A M " P M  Dp   9 <'0 V ctorii 1>.   3.00   !  "    9 _S G 'l'K- roann       "    3 \18  " 10.2t Kiic��������� ig'a "    4-24  <J 1100     Dunca.i's.-      "    5 00  p :������r r m.  ",12 40 Nanaimo. .......   "    G 41  Ar 12 53....... . Wei Hasten     Ar.  7 03  WELIillYGTOI*    TO   VICTORIA.  No  . I���������Da lv  No. 3���������Sunday  A.I.t  lA.M.     .  Dn.  S no  . . .  :...Wfllini������tnn... .; D-   " 00  <i  8 '.0  ...  .. . . "va i.-m'iiki    "    3    ���������>  ct  10 0^....  .. . .Du- can's. ......   r'    5 0.1  n  .10 42   .....  .'. .  -K.-en^'rf. .. .   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Good Markets���������Cumberland (Union'  Mines), Nanaimo and Victoria.  Good shooting���������Deer, grouse and  ducks plentiful. ���������-  Price.....  $6000  1-3 cash.,   balance,   6 per cent.  Also, 246 Acres adjoining���������g;'ood land, at  - $8 per acre.   ��������� <  Also, several   Good Grade Jersey Cows,  Heifers   to   calve, and Yearling    and  Heifer Calves.  Apply GEO. HEATHERBELL,.  Hor]>tby Island.  FOR SALE, Cheap, a Good Bicycle  in. first-class condition.��������� Apply,  "News" Office.  TO THE _?EAF.  ���������''A.rich lady cored of her Deafness arid Noises in the" Head by  Dr.' Nicb< Ison's Art.if cial Ear  Drums,igave $10,000 10 bis Tnst'-  tiUe, so t.h������t'deaf people tu aSl.������ '<  procure the Ear Dj.iims   may   have  tiiem   f'-ef  Address   No.   14517.  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By C. Langton Clarks   ������  Copyright, 1C0I, by T. C. r.lcCluro  are a  great friend *of  "Such   an   infernal   nuisance!"   said  Jack Somerville as he sat in his easy  chair  nursing  a, sprained   ankle   and  scowling at his friend, Dick Callender.  "What did you  let go of  the ladder  for?" -     , - , .  "Sorry,   old   man,"   said   the   other;  "but  it  was  as  much  your  fault as  mine."  "And   I   had  promised   my aunt  to  meet a girl, a cousin of mine, who is  coming to stay with  her.    It's nearly  traintime now.   Look  here!   You  will  haye to go instead of me."  "I?"   cried   Dick,   aghast.    "Why,'I  shouldn't know her if I saw her!"'  "Neither should I," growled the other.   "Haven't seen her for years:  but  she will be wearing a red cape, so my  aunt says, and that ought to be enough  ��������� to identify her���������a tall, dark girl \with  a red cape.   Now, don't stand gaping.  You have no time to lose. .Take her in  . .a cab to my aunt's and tlien come back  here."    ������������������  He pulled out his watch again with  '-an impatient gesture, and Dick,  anx-  . ions to atone for his share in the   accident, hurried away.    -  As  he .lounged  about ^he  platform  waiting for the train to' arrive he remembered that the young lady's name  ��������� had not been mentioned, or, if it had,  he had entirely forgotten it.   "I'll stick  .   to the' red cape," 'he said to himself.  "and I can't go far wrong."  ' ' When the"train at last arrived, Dick  moved slowly along the line of cars.,  keeping a watchful eye on the passengers as they alighted, and his vigilance  ��������� was rewarded  by the sight of a  tall,  dark young lady wearing a scarlet cape  and carrying several parcels.  - ���������, "I beg your pardon,"' Dick began, diffidently'addressing her.    "I "have been  commissioned to meet you. and escort  < you  to  the  house.  ' Jack  intended to  come, butyhe has.sprained his ankle."  The young lady looked greatly distressed.    "0\ I hope he is'.not much  hurt!"  she  cried  as  she, clasped   her  hands over her bundles.' ."Foor Jack!'  I  suppose  you  his?" .  "We.are excellent friends," Dick re-,  plied.   "My name is Richard Callender.  It seems an absurd thing to say,  but  Jack quite forgot to mention your name  to me."  "That's very odd," replied the girl.  "And you say you are such a friend of  his! My name is Mary Heatherstone.  Do you mean to say you -have never  heard John speak of me?"  "Oh, of course! ��������� What a chump I  am!" cried the young, mail, with the  fatal readiness to avoid explanations  which was one of his characteristics.  "Now, tell me all about Jack," Miss  Heatherstone said after she had been  comfortably established in a cab and  the-young man had seated himself by  'her side.   "Does he seem quite happy?"  "First rate!" said Dick. "Particularly since he became engaged."  The young lady smiled and looked  pleased. "He 'has had plenty of time  to get used to that idea." she said.  "Oh, I don't know!" Dick replied.  "Two weeks is not such a very long  time, you know."  The smile faded from the girl's face.  "Tavo weeks!"' she cried. "Why. he  has been engaged for two years!"  Dick laughed. "I suppose you are  thinking of that other little affair." he  said; "but, really, that never amounted  to anything. This time it is for good  and all. He met Gertie Gould for thc  first time two months ago, and it was  all settled a fortnight ago at the tennis club ball. Good heavens! What's  the matter?" The girl had caught him  by the wrist, and her face was deadly  pale.  "You are not deceiving me?" she  cried. "No. I seo that you are not. 1  must go home again. Tell tho cabman  to drive back to the station. Quick!  Do as I tell you!"  She was fumbling with the handle of  the door and was altogether in such  an excited state that Dick, 'who was  greatly taken aback to find himself  face to face with a tragedy, complied  .with  her instructions.  "Can I not help you In some way?"  he said at last, being greatly moved  by the sight of the girl's evident misery.  "What would you think," she asked,  rousing herself, "of a man who would  let the girl to whom he had been eu-  gaged for two jToars and who had left  her home, all happiness,to be married  to him. hear from thc lips of a stranger that he bad been false to his plighted word?"  "I should say that he was a cad!"  replied Dick fiercely, aud Miss Heatherstone smiled wanly through her  tears at his  vehemence.  As they were entering the vestibule  of the railway station Dick felt his  arm seized by his companion and. following the direction of her eyes, saw  a young stranger of pleasing appearance approaching them.  "You will protect me from insult,  won't you?" the girl asked breathless  ly, ana Dick felt'that he would be  quite equal to the occasion.' though  the other man was the heavier by  many pounds.  The stranger advanced,'smiling,' until well within the range of Miss  Ileatherstone's stony gaze, when he  stopped short, and - his outstretched  hand fell back to his side.  ���������Molly!" lie said in groat surprise.  "What is the meaning of this welcome?" , " '  "Let mo pass," replied the girl in the  tones of a tragedy queen. "I have discovered your perfidy, and I am going'  KonivJ."'    ��������� ,  Sho pushed on: and the young maw  who had at lirst showed signs of an intention to block.her progress, fell back.  "You are mad." be said, "and as for  you, sir." addressing Dick. "I shull  probably have, a few words to say to  you." '    .  "When I have escorted'this lady to  the waiting room." replied Dick loftily,  "I shall'be happy to listen to anything  you may have to say."  As soon as Dick and his charge had  entered the waiting ro6m,Miss Heatherstone turned to him. "How nobly  you ignored your former friendship!"  ,she said. "You spoke to him as if lie  were beneath your notice and a complete stranger."  "Why, so he is," replied Dick, considerably mystified. "I never saw' the  fellow before."   r  "Am I going crazy?"'  the girl, cried,  sinking'into a chair.   /'Didn't you tell  me that he sent you to meet mc; that  he had sprained his ankle?   A nieces-'  case, indeed!" ..  ,"Of whom are you speaking?" asked  Dick, bewildered.'   "Of .Lick?'.' , .      ;  "Yes! Yes! That man! Jack���������my  Jack!" , '    '  "But that isn't my Jack. My friend  is a to home, as 1 tokiV'you, ^wilh a-  sprained ankle. I don't understand it  at all. Mr. Somerville asked me"���������"  ��������� "Mr. Somerville!" cried Miss Heatherstone, sitting bolt' upright. "Is that  the name of the gentleman who sent  you?"  "Of course It is." Dick answered, almost testily.    "He told me to look out,  for a tall, "dark girl with a red .cape.  his cqusin, and���������and"^  "And you mistook,me for her? Oh, I  see it all! . Oh. Jack, Jack, how I have  wronged you!" And, to Dick's consternation, the young lady immediately  went off iuto a tit of hysterics, which  necessitated the summoning of-the attendant and the 'removal of the sufferer into an pinner room, for the application of restoratives!. \,   -  While Miss Heatherstone wrestled,  with her attack of nerves Dick,^horrified at the result- of his mistake, hastened out into the vestibule in search  of the other victim and found him leaning gloomily against a pillar. At first  the outraged swain refused to listen to  any explanation and seemed strongly  inclined,to make a personal assault upon the innocent cause of the mischief,  but Dick's remorse and agitation finally disarmed him, and when they parted  at the door of the waiting room they  shook hands with expressions of mutual esteem and thankfulness that the  error had been discovered in time.  When Dick entered the room where  his friend was still nursing his,ankle,  the latter regarded him with considerable interest.  "What's the  matter with  j^ou?"   he  asked.    "You look as if you'd- seen a  ghost.  'Where is Mary?"  "I don't know," was the reply.  "Don't   know!"   shouted   the   other.  "And you with her cape on your arm!"  Then Dick, looking down, found that  he was'still carrying the cape which  Miss Heatherstone had handed to him  in the waiting room.  "Isn't that the cape?" continued Jack  Somerville angrily.  .  Dick burst into a laugh that was half  hysterical.  "It's a red cape all right," he said,  "but-���������but it waa the wrong Mary that  was iu it."  On  there  Slgmals   on  'Cliang-e. <  the floor of the Stock, Exchange  is still in  guage   by  has been in vogue foi- years and  use a mute system of lan-  which telegraph operators  convey orders to brokers whom they  represent. It is done by movement of  the fingers, and the purpose of it is to  hide ihe nature of orders'from other  brokers.   The plan is after this'fashion:  When a telegraph operator receives  an order to transmit to a broker, he  will raise his index finger if the order  is to buy at an eighth; reverse it if th<j  order is to sell., Should the operator  want to indicate other fractions each  additional finger raises' the limit an  eighth. The list clinched and thumb  uplifted tells the broker that .three-  quarters is meant. When it comes'to  seven-eighths, that fraction is made by  forming a right angle, with the thumb  and first finger, and, finally, if the eveis  figure is wanted a waving movement  of the hand is used. l  This is tho system adopted by nearly  every active broker in-making transactions, but to prevent others from following up their orders some have an  independent notation device and will  communicate by signs which are  known only to the operator and the  broker directly concerned.���������Philadelphia Telegraph.  Tlie  Modern  Editorial.  An essay on  "The Boston Newspa  pers" in the Bookman throws some light  on ihe development of the modern editorial., The earlier newspapers had no  editorials. Attempts to mold public  opinion took the form of letters signed  "Publius." "Junius" and like Latin  names.  ' The writer in the Bookman' claims  for Boston the honor of originating the  present editorial form. The Boston  Daily Advertiser and Repertory, the  first successful Boston.' daily, was  founded in' 1S13 and the next year  passed into the hands of Nathan Hale,  nephew of the spy of the Revolution.^  II.".lo began to substitute leading articles written in the office for those formerly furnished by the stalwart .Romans��������� "Fabius." ."Honestus." "Nov-  Anglus," "Laco" and "Massachusetten-  sis." i ~'  The fashion set-: by the Advertiser  was widely copied and at length became general.''Mr. Hale came to take  such pride in his innovation that when  distinguished men 'like - Everett and  Webster offered articles'for use as editorials he insisted on printing them as  communications., Only the staff men  were allowed to write the regular edk  torinl1 comment.  QOooOOo oOOo oOOo oQOo oQGo oc������  o  o  6  o  o  o  o  o  o  EPH  HOLLAND'S  GUEST  o  o  o  o  Pcpu.  "When my father was your  nge." she complained, "he  was drawing  nearly twice as  large a . salary  .as you get."  "Well."he answered, "you  must remember  that . in *hose  days your father wasn't  working for the  ntiugy old curmudgeon who  is emplosyi'hg  mo. That was1  before he had  gone into business for himself."���������Chicago  Recordt 1-1 era Id.  Excusable.  Hobo (to lady who  gave him pie) ��������� Yov  will pardon me, mum  for returning thc plate-  in this damaged, condition, but in eating  the pie I accidentally  bit a piece out of the  plate. ���������New Yora  Journal.  . Not Quite Mobile.  "I'came in .to see you about my automobile."  .    "Isn't it all right?" .  "Oil. yes; but I thought I'd like to  ask you about how. many weeks after  I had begun to make repairs on it il  would begin to move."���������Detroit Freo  Press.       . o    ���������' . -  ��������� -    .  ��������� Perversity   of  tlie  Sea..  "Do   you   have   your "own   way  home?"  '.'Yes."      .     ���������  "How do you manage it?"  "By  making my  wife think  1  want what I do want."���������Chicago  at  don't  Post  Mary and tlie Meat Trust.  Mary had a little lainb,  'With mint sauce on tlie side:   -  When Mary saw the mmt trust's bill,  It shocked her'so she cried.  Mary had a little veai���������  A cutlet, nicely broiled.  Her papa, to pay for that veal.  All morning sorely toiled.  Mary had a little steal;-  A porterhoune. quite small���������  And when the bill oanir in she sighed,  "No dress for me next  fail."  By.H.  E. ARMSTRONG  O Copyright, 1901, by II. E. Armstrcmo  _Oo oOOo oOOo oQOp oobo oOOp o������  i ���������' Lhad not seen a house'for five miles,  and the light, of the short November  day was failing. A searching north-  , east wind chilled' me'to .the" marrow.  My horse had gone lame, and 1 was  leading him. .In 'these mountain solitudes a-man is a fool to let himself be  lost, but plainly I had taken the wrong  fork. I had begun to despair when.l  came upon, a clearing' and in the midst  an unpainted house and a huddle of  barns. A figure iu jeans-was drawing  - water at the well, one of the old fashioned kind with a sweep.   .  "Can'I put up here for the night?" I  shouted .iu my cheeriest accents. , Tlie  ,-figure turned 'and  stared, at  me.  but  j there was no reply.    I saw Ijefore iue  I _u old man' with.straggling locks and a  'beard reaching to the waist.    I repeated myquestion with a quaver, for tlie  ���������wild appearance of the old man a-ftd  his singular silence, disconcerted  me.  He drew a  clawlike  hand down  the  lengthy of   his   be���������rd,   and   his   eyes  seemed    to    bore , me    through    and  through, but still   no word.'    With' a  curse for''his incivility. I,turned away,  and my horse hobbled after me..with,  drooping  head. ���������' Some-impulse'piade  .me look back, and, lo, the.old hermit���������-,  such I*?ook him to be���������was'waving me  to return. , We, retraced our. weary steps  ���������willingly enough.  "A raw evening," said I. to my host,  with a desire to be sociable. ��������� .  ' A jerk of the head, and i.t seemed to  me that I caught a wintry gleam of  hospitality in his eye, yetneyer a-word  he spoke, - but took the horse by the  bridle, pointing'at. the same time to  tho house. It was not an inviting placo.  The lire was almost at,the last dicker.  I sat dowu invone.pf the chairs,, and'it  gave"' way under me: , Somewhere in  the uncertain light a leg rolled about.  I; recovered it, found the hole- for it  and tried the seat gingerly. .In a little  while my host staggered in" with his  arms full of wood, .which' he -let., fall  on ,the hearth. I thought .that,I would  let him speak first this ..time, but  down hee'went-on his knees and' blew  ���������at .the ember.s.       ",    ' /  As the pine wood burst into 'flame  and a ruddy light filled the room,the  old man lit an oil lamp. I then observed a shotgun on a'a-ack over the  mantelpiece and above the shotgun a  rudechromo pf Andrew Jackson in a  gilt frame, the only ornament in the,  room. My strange host, having replaced the lamp chimney, stared at me.  with hands on his hips. I did not like  his scrutiny. His eyes were very large,  with cavernous depths, and the balls  twitched as from a nervous affection.  I had an uncle once- who thought he  ���������was the grand mogul, aud he had just  such eyes before they took him away to  the asylum. Once his eyes were off me  3 'fought back tbe shivers aud said'as  carelessly as 1 could:  "Kind o' lonely up here."  The' effect on   him.   for  his  Mary had a little roast-  As juicy as could  tie ���������  And  Mary's papa simply went  Right Into bankruptcy.  Mary Isn't eatins meat;  She has a better plan:  Bin-  vow������ it's ladylike to be  A vegetarian.  ��������� r!aliimi>r-,  The   Novc   In   Polities.  At first sight it seems remarkable  that in the last sixty years wo should  have had not more than twoscore novels concerned with American politics  and that of these.not more than half a  dozen should have de-alt with the politician���������by that word moaning.all those  w ho oec u py p u b I i c o Hi cos.co'u troll hem  or create them���������in a fashion to challenge serious 'attention, says the Rook-  man. The timid or trilling',manner, in  which the politician has often been approached suggests either complete i;.:-.  uorance of or'indifference to the romantic possibilities of. his career. For  this" neglect there is an explanation,  of course, if not a good reason, y In the  case of the professional' politician��������� the  hearing  eeeuied unimpaired, was to bring on a  fit of twitching, and. what was worse  and very horrible in a mute, tho whole  right side of his face-moved .violently  up and .down..as if he had lost control  of his nerves. To bide his infirmity  he turned bis back on me and for  Amczlcau.    I awhile seemed to be going through a  The seizure passed off  it had come on. and" he  i sort of spasm.  boss,  ward   workr  lobbyist or office-  as quickly as  left the room.  Returning with a black saucepan, he  wedged it in beUVcen the burning logs.  He disappeared again, an'ct I could hear  him grinding coffee. The pot he placed  on some side embers and then produced a loaf of bread and fell to cutting off liberal slices,  ed on a long fork,  nothing better than fried salt pork!  and. lo. a savory rabbit stew steamed  before mrf" At first I ate, like a longshoreman. My host-leaned against the  wall and watched me. He would not  cat. His eyes left my face.only to fix  on space behind me. with a.startled ex-  Y>ression that made me turn in my seat  several times. I '"began to shake as  with cold,  but 1   knew  it  was  fright.  These he toast-  I   had  expected  tion is 'convoyed as nearly as. can be  by the word ������������������im'.oyelino&s." The average professional' politician neither in  ideas, bearing nor appearance parados  such qualities as'invite admiration.  True   Consideration.  Visitor���������Why do you have "Keep Off  the Grass" notices all over this park?  You don't seem to enforce the restriction.  Policeman���������We do It so that people  will the more thoroughly enjoy . being  on the jrrnes ��������� <'bis_nw Kvpnimr Times.  holder, of (be lower grade��������� the explaua- , The handle of the cup slipped from my  trembling fingers, the hot coffee  streamed-over my legs, with difficulty  1 repressed a yell, and the cup smashed  into fragments on the 'floor. The hermit's face worked fearfully, and 1 =  leaped up. ''.._.'���������  "I didn't -uvean,to do it!" 1 cried. .  The remark was supremely'foolish,  but 1 was terrified out of my wits.  The effect on my host was. extraordinary. He bolted out into the night so  suddenly that his chair was thrown  down. 'I determined not to remain longer us the guest of a madman. Before  I could get out he confronted me on  the threshold, and in his hollow eyes  there was a resolution that I should  stay. I succumbed when he waved  me to a seat. Then he took down the  shotgun from .the rack, patted the  breech lovingly, pressed the lever, fumbled in his coat pocket and ran two  cartridges into the barrels.    When he  Fear.  Fear is said to be responsible for  per cent of disease contracted.  90  Two  Dry   Spots.  Perhaps the two driest spots-In the  world are Yuma desert and Death valley, Arizona. The annual rainfall is  less than five inches.  snapped them into place.' I thought my  last  hour  had come., so set.  grim  and ,  evil seemed his expression.-       -  ."That's a fine,gun you have there." 1 ���������  said, with my heart in my throat, feeling that my only chance of life lay in  getting possession 'of the shotgun.*'  - "I'd like to examine it." said I. stand- v  ing up and holding out'my  hands. -It"  was a critical moment, and I remember  that I shook as with'a congestive chill.  The fierce old man held out'the" gun.'  and I grasped it. but before I could reverse It. my intention being, to cover  VAm and tell him ,ro throw up his  hands.'he wrenched the piece from me',  his eyes rolling .wildly and his head inclined as if listening.  There was a sound without,'the beat  of, a horse's hoof on the roadway.   I ,  broke past the lunatic and gained the ,  wood shed behin��������� him, slamming the  door and putting my  foot against' it.  Within reach; was a small window,   1  shook the sash until it gave way,'and'  I sent a cry for help out into the night.  Was it heard?   The horse was being,  urged up the baiik,.as if the rider were  in hot haste.        '- ���������    ���������  I "peered out.      ,' . ,        .    '  '  .What was-my amazement, when my'  host sallied forth, lamp in'hand!'.  By.  its light I saw the horse pulled up"and.  a' ragamuffin of a boy hand him' a pa-'  per. swihg'-the-horse's,'head round and  plunge "'down' tbe  bank.-   Raising  the  lamp above his head, the.old man read  the paper. 'He read a second: time, as'  if to make sure of' the;contents.'-'and  then,' lifting   his   head   like.'a ,hound/  when  it bays.' he uttered a series .of  yells' that- the i-idge  gave'back ��������� with,  many- reverberations.    The , next   mo--  ment The  was  in  the  house," and  the./  next outside with the leap of a.spring.  /:  n  4  ������  'J4i  .*  #  bok.   A report followed  rthe gun.  Bang-! it went aj  discharged  He had'fired;  .ain.   Rapidly  both barrels  reloading, he  and kept on tiring until he.had'saluted  the wilderness and' ,the niglit eight  times'.'/"-    -   ,        ��������� ' '.' t      - "- :  "Say, stranger, como out o' thar,'.' he  at   the  1-.  to hurt nary  wood   shed.    "I- ain't  shouted  a-goin' to hurt nary hair'"on yer, head.",  - I came bewildered into the living  room.finy face dripping witlK perspiration." He seized, pie in- his arms and  hugged me until 1 gasped.    ������������������ ',     .     ��������� ., -���������  "Look  at that-!',-'  he  said'r thrusting  into, my hands .Hie paper the boy had *  ��������� brought.'-.       -���������    ."���������' ;   ..' , ^.  > ' I read: , ���������   - '    " - ,    '    ...  ������������������Eph'Holland, Head of Beavcrkill Creek:-  Blaine concedes New York to Cleveland.  .He is elected tbeyond all.'douht..   Shake!  .  ���������ED  BARNES.  Editor Sullivan County Palladium.- ,l  ' And before I could' say anything or  ask-any-questions Eph Holland- broke  into*a jig'step,  the -while .veiling,like."'"  a Comanche.      -"���������'���������'       ,        ���������       ..   \.  "Likkcr lip,  you  Hon o'  a gun!"  he  ���������roared at me, stopping from shortness  of breath.*'   He filled, my glass and av  tumbler for himself. "''.'-  "Here's to Grovcr!" he said. "Drink  'er down."  I did not ..know what my politics  was at that moment, but I drank,.and  the stuff sent the blood back to my  heart.  "Don't you'think it's up to.you to explain?"   said  I,   with   a   sickly   smile,-  when he had drained his tumbler.   *  '  The old. man .dropped into a chair,  threw back his head and guffawed  until his mirth ended in a violent fit of  coughing.  "Oh, my!" he begain and went off  Into another explosion.  1 did not laugh. The old fellow's  manner had changed so completely, he  had become so friendly, jovial and  . altogether human with the recovery-of  his-speech, that I recalled my error of  him Avith shamefaced  feeling.  "I thought you- were a mute, and���������  yes���������crazy." 1 faltered.  "And that I wanted yer scalp," said  the  old  man',   wiping  tears  from   his  eyes.    "P*:it, great Betty. I can't blame  you.    Well, stranger, it was this way:  1 was very much worked up about the  election;   hadn't   spoke  a   word   since'  Tilden was beat in 187U; vowed I never "  would   till   a   Democrat 'was   elected.  That was eight years ago."  -.   "How about your hair and heard?" I  asked,' getting interested.  "Them was to grow." said Mr. Holland. "A right smart crop o'liair cab  be raised in eight years, and 1 ain't  ���������very-pretty' nohow. When you come  Mohg'.ht-re last ni'/ht. I didn't want to  take you In���������that's a fact���������knbwin* as  how I couldn't talk yet. - But. 1 hated  to turn man and beast away. It was  naighty oncomfortabl* for you.-warn't  it?"     ..���������������������������".���������'.  "Well, rather." said 1. drawing a  deep breath.  "Dunno what'd ha' happened"���������the  old villain's grin bespoke enjoyment,of  tho fright he had inspired���������"if the boy  hadn't come 'long with I'd Barnes*  rippin' good news. But s'pose yon  couldy.have crawled out o' the wood  shed; window when I warn't lookin'."  He chuckled and filled my glass  ,-again and his own.  '. Then we talked politics and drank  more whisky until a cock crew at the  rising of the moon, which" was 2  o'clock.  Eph Holland's step was unsteady  when he piloted mo up his crazy stairs  to bed, and he stumbled down with a  falsetto whoop for Crover which was  eloquent of his condition.  Tine  Table  Knife.       .  The knife, though very old, had not  come into common use as a table utensil in the tenth century.  i  <r  ���������' J*fi  '4  ������  41  /i  _*_ /  h  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  The Sicilians say that fire will not  (burn a man born on St. Paul's rday  ' (Januaiy 25), but that if a woman  .be burned on that day the sore will  never heal and < will eventually cause  her death, according to" the St.Louis,  ���������Republic.  ��������� Dyspepsia or indigestion is occasioned,  bv the want of' action in the bilhary  uucts,'lots of vitality i������ the stomach to  secrete-the'gastric juices, without which  digestion cannot fro on; also beinc the  principal cause of Headache. Parmelee s  Vegetable rills taken before going to bed  for a, while never tail to give rehei and  .effect a cure. '3lr. .1<V W.- Ashdown. Ash-  down. Ont., writes : "Parmelee's Pills  are taking the lead aiiainst ton other  makes   which   1  have  in  stock."  Whore a fire burns'upon-.the hearth  the Germans say that lightning never  .strikes. _   - '  TEST  DRINKING  WATER.  Paper is  .rubber on  Y*  used, as  a substitute  bicycle tires.  REWARD-SIOO.  for  \-:-  $100  The readers'of.this .paper will be nleas-  ed to learn that there is at least one  dreaded disease - that science , has been  .able to cure in all'its stages, and that  is catarrh. "Hall's Cutarrh- .Cure is the  only positive cure now known to tlie  medical fraternitv. .Catarrh , being a constitutional disease reauires a- constitutional ��������� treatment., Hall's Catarrh' Cure  is taken internally, acting directly upon  the blood and mucous surfaces of thc  .system, thereby destroying , the foundation of the disease* 'and givinor the patient strength by building up the constitution ahd assisting nature .in doing  its work The proprietors have so mucn  faith in'its curative powers that they* offer., One Hundred, Dollars' for any case  that" if fails to ,cure. Send for list of  testimonials.    ; Address. ' ,l  ���������F.   J     _irrcNEY'_.   CO..   Toledo,  O.  ,75c."  lis  are- the   Best.  j  There Us a' similarity in the making of. salads'and jokes. They are  more likely to suit our own tastes  than, the  tastes  of others.  Sold-bv  druggists.  Hall's  Family'Pilli  Two Methods by Which  Vou Mny Viv-  t ermine  Its Quality.  The supply of driiucing water for the  family should be tested at,least once  a year. Water that at one time is  pure and wholesome may become too  ' impure for use, yet it'may be,without  color, and have no odor or taste to  show its dangerous qualities. '  < A simple test of drinking water is  the Meisch sewage test. Fill a clean  pint bottle three-quarters full of the  water to be' tested, and dissolve inrit  half.a teaspoonful of granulated sugar. ~Cork it and set it in a warm place  for two days. If during this time it  becomes cloudy or milky it is unfit for  domestic use. If it remains perfectly  clear it is probably safe. Be careful  that the bottle is absolutely as clean  as you can make it and the sugar  pure."      ' .        *   y  The second test is also a simple one.  Obtain from a trustworthy druggist  5 cents'.worth of saturated solution of  permanganate of potassium. Add  about five drops of this to a pint bot-  'tle pf water. This will turn the water  a beautiful rose purple. If there is  any   considerable   amount   of   organic  , matter the color will give place ju the  course of < a few hours -to a more or  less dirty reddish brown"   If the color  ,of-the water in tho bottle remains for  twelve hours unchanged from the rose  purple it assumed when thefpermanganate, of potassium was lirst added,  itimay be considered free from organic  contamination.  D*  I), o  r *  OUT Ol'' SORTS���������Symptoms, Head,  itche. loss, of appetite, furicd tongue, and  general .mdispo'sition -These symptoms,  u' neglected, develop into_<icute disease.  It is a trite saying that" an "ounce ot  prevention is worth a nound . of cure."  and a; little attention af this point may  save months of sickness and large doctor's bills. For this complaint take from  two or three., of Parmelee's Vegetable  fl'ills on goimi-.to bed. and one or two  'tor three ninlils in succession, and a cure  will  be   effected.  "When, a Russian family moves from  one house to another they always  rake al] the fire front the hearth of  "thc_t old domicile and carry it in a  closed pot  to  their new residence.    ���������  .KNARD'S. im__T' Mews Neuralgia.  *   _ % ' ���������" - i  ,   Tu  Devonshire,   England,   if a   'fire  burns- blue   and   dead,3  it   is'thought  to  be   a  forerunner ,of  death   or   disaster   in that  bouse.        ���������  Tlie  Ilnivniiaii  as ������   Diver.  The working crews of,the Hawaiian  Islands' we're   quartered    in .suitable  camps near their field of labor.    They  were; natives,   good   fellows,   willing  .workers,   admirably   adapted   to   the  duty   required   of- them,   which    was  largely in boats and in the  water.    1  Avell   remember  one  who- excelled   in  diving. ' On a  certain occasion,  when  the placing of a  deep water mooring  had'.just been accomplished, it became  ,necessary to detach   under  water the  end of a hawser, which had been made  fast to the submerged part of a spar  buoy  about  forty   or   fifty .feet  below  the'Surface of the sea.    The man was  told  to   take'  his  sheath   knife  down  with'him and'cut the-hawser as near  its end-as he could, so as to lose'as-  little,as. possible of the valuable cable.  Taking his knife in'his teeth,  be disappeared   beneath -the  water  and   remained- out ,of sight :.o  long' that  he  was  almost 'given .up  for ' lost,  .when  he suddenly reappeared, and on being  asked,if he bad cut the hawser, as he  had been told to reported that-he had'  unbent it without cutting off any part,  of  it-.whatever.���������James  D.   Hague  in  Century..   .    ,  '  Messrs.  C.   C: Richards & Oo.  Gentlemen,���������My daughter,-lo years  old, 'was'thrown itom. a sleigh and  injured her elbow ho badly it remained stiff and very painful for three  years. Four bottles of MTNARD'S  LINIMENT completely cured her and  she has not been troubled for two  rears. -   Yours  truly:  .1.  B.  LFVKSQUE.  .St.- Joseph.   P.Q.. 'Aug.   18,   1900.  Love may  be  blind,   but small  thers bee everything  in sight.  bro-  _  nos  'I     am  Kclec-  to   be.  CAN" P.KCOil-MBND IT ��������� Mr  piornberrj, Tusearora, writes:  pleased to sav that Dr. Thomas  trie, Oil is all that you claim it  us we have been usin_r "it ft-r years, both  nuernallv and external!.���������. and have *1-  wavs received benefit'from its use ft is  ".ir family medicine, and take great pleasure  in   recommending   it."  Arm   In   Arm   With   _  Tlgrrc������N.  It is related of Sir Edward Bradford  that he. once walked arm in arm, so to  speak, with a tigress. He was out  shooting and, always a fearless sportsman, had come to close quarters with  his quarry. He fired, and either the  ball-failed to take effect or but slightly wounded the animal. She sprang  at, him and seized his left arm above  tho elbow. The pain must have been  terrible, but Sir, Edward kept cool,  and, realizing that it would be death  to drag his mangled arm away and allow her to spring afresh at him. he deliberately walked a few agonizing  paces until his comrade was able to  take aim and kill the brute. Thus his  courage saved his'life, though the amputation of his arm at the shoulder  proved necessary.  Jt is said that only Mecca, in Arabia, and Thcssa, in Thibet, are now  ,ciosed to Christian preachers, but.  100 years ago nearly the whole world  outside ot Europe and America was  shut.  Lever's Y-'/.  Soap Powder  disiir.ect* and  (Wise head) D smfectant  is a boon to any home Jt  cleanses  at  the  same time.  All  imco  men.  expert     is a man  whose ignor-  overshadows    that of  ordinary  The coabab  tree continues  to grow  in -length after it has been felled.  What a,.-.shock it would be to most  people if they could see us as we see  ourselves] '  Swallows fly low before a rain because the insects they,pursue are then  nearer to the ground to escape the  moisture of the upper  air.  Wild   Brook  'front.  Hawthorne describes an ideal breakfast as consisting of, hot cakes, brook  trout, roast potatoes, fresh boiled eggs  and cofl'ee. The piece do resistance of  this breakfast is the brook trout. In  spite of all the efforts of fish cultural s. the wild brook trout remains ihe  finest morsel the ������,j)icure can seek.  Cultivated trout taste too perceptibly  of liver to be a food greatly desired.  The wild trout that springs iu his native mountain stream is far superior to  any cultivated lish. Cook it in the simplest manner, dipping it in oil. salt and  coals,  slices  HE WAS PARALYZED  ASK  [FOR  Unable to Walk or R&i'se  Hands to His Head.  His  A More Unfortunate Case Could Scarcely  be Imagined Tliau a Husband v aud.  ITatber in This Wretclied Condition.  ',Oshawa,   Ont.,   Oct.   6.'��������� (Special)-���������  'The experience of Mr.  Joseph Brown/  an employee of 'the Oshawa Malleable  Iron  Works, . should   be   a   lesson    to  every sick person.  Some live years ago' ,Mr". Brown;  who is a hard-working,' industrious  and sober man, began to feel a stiffness and soreness in .the calves of  his legs. ' This gradually increased  till he had lost 'all power ��������� in - his  limbs and arms. He could not have  raised his arms to his head to save  his life' and for over four months he  could not stand or walk alone a single step.'  AIL- the doctors treated him and  grave him up. Then he consulted a  Bowmanville doctor who told him he  could do nothing for him and advised  him to go to thc hospital in Toronto where they might be able' to help  him a  little.  To the hospital he v^nt in January, 1898,". and remain--'l under treatment for over four w jks. Twelve  doctors told him lie could not recover  and' thatr nothing could,,be"done for  him. He was getting. worse every  day. and "when removed to his home  in Oshawa,was live a baby unalile to  move. * "'  His father-in-law,'Mr. ' John Allin,  had heai d of "Dodd's "Kidney Pills and  suggested -that Mr. Brown .try-them.  He did  and  he says :        ���������    .  "T used altogether twelve boxes of  Dodd's Kidney Pills "and by thc first  of May T , was able ^o. start work  again in the shop and'. I have never  been sick or off work a day since..  "I am sure T owe my life, health  and strength to that great remedy,  Dodd's Kidney Pills."  Oats  Delicious flavor.   Free from hulls.     Warranted Pure.  , Put   up   In   all   sized   packages.  Ogilvie's Hungarian  As  now manufactured.   The great FAMILY FLOUR.  Insist on getting "OG-ILVIE'S,"   as they a_������, better than the Beat<  EH  IM  wr clt" Awur A^Cce/:  wJue; i@M<rr^  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������*  * If the wife is a slave to fashion the  poor husband must'of a ���������necessity ,be  a  slave to  the  almighty dollar.  Diamond  Brooches.  x  ���������  GOOD*MONEY EARNED  Ivniiting for us. Other inducements  to light part'es. Wo rent new machines.. Send for particulars at once.  Ontario Furnishing Co. Toronto, Ont  ��������������������������� 5 ���������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<>���������  T.  H.  METCALFE & GO.  Grain and Commission Merchants.  Highest prices paid for wheat, oats, bar-;  ley or llax in carlots.   i "Wire or .write 'mo ,  for prices before selling.  -Liberal advances ma du  on   consignments   and  handle-  on commission.   Licensed and Uonded. T  P. O. Miox 550, Winnipeg, Man.  SMd (ibubtthaTEAvoii are  it is hot tke&est."...;���������>,  >  CACH ONE of the nine  M^t Diamonds in the Brooch  shown here is a faultless  gem.  This is our No. 4704,  which we sell for $ 175���������We  guarantee the quality.  Write for our new catalogue. It  illustrates an unlimited variety of  choice jewel prices.  Ryrie Bros.,  Jewelers, .  Yonf* and Adelaide Street*.  Toronto.  HALCYON HOT SPRINGS  .���������-i-O'vw*'  >tc_������,  E3.  Situated midst scenery unrivalled for  grandeur. The most complete health resort on tlie continent oi' Is'orth. America.  Its baths cure all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal all Kidney,  Liver and Stomach ailments.  They are.a never-failing remedy for all  Rheumatic troubles.  TERM"* $13 to $18 per w������ek,   according  to residence in Hoial or  per  ��������� Villas.  ������(SK?<������.<-)������8������(_^^  &FTE&S THIS  IT IS YOUR FAULT  is  generally  I-'ew women know how to grow old  gracefully, and even they do not  want  to  flinari _ Liiiiment Cures DijMMa.  Though   the  ostrich   may  not  gamble.'  he  has  tips  on   many  be  a  aces.  u  you  known  suffer  with   what  as a bad liver.  Fleming's No. 9, Liver Pills.  will effectually relieve the worst case  of bilious headache, constipation, indigestion and by cleansing and purifying the stomach relieve the system  of many of the poisons that bring on  fevers. Ask your Druggist for them,  if he has none send us _oc for a bottle,  or yi.00 for 5 bottle?.  FLEMING'S DRUG STORE, BRANDON.  copvmOHt  K^ttmrnmrnr  LUCINA  Is stamped in plain letters on every  cigar, look for it then for that sweet  flavor for which  the cigar  is  noted.  GEO. F. BRYAN & CO., Winnipeg  .���������X5>  _x������  ^���������X_X_>'_X-������.  pepper and broiling it over  Serve it simply  of lemon.  with butter  hot  and  V  cor  rom  a  cat's  of cream   is  After Over-MuIgGnce  get your stomach and liver  into proper condition by us-.  ing- this renowned old family  remedy  t_  _ .��������� 9  Www.  Bold Everywhere.   In boxes, 25 cents.  Beiiellt.s   of  Traveling*  '  Proper recreation prolongs life. This  fact is now better appreciated by busy  people than ever before. Of all the  forms of recreation the. best perhaps  is traveling'. ���������''The benefits, to- be derived from it cannot be exaggerated.  A journey, whether brief or long, is  sure to relieve the mind of business or  domestic cares by. directing it into  plcasant'er channels. Thousands can  testify that traveling has- improved  their health, lengthened their lives,  brightened their mental faculties more  than anything else.  Separated.  The parlor sofa holds the twain,  Miranda and her lovesick swain,  '   Heandsiie.  But. hark!    A step upon the stair.  And papa finds them sitting there.  He and she.  point  of  view a sau-  the  lap   of luxury.  Platinum  has been drawn into wire  strands of it  could be inserted in-  a human hair.  so     line   that    eighteen  twisted together  to  the hollow of  linarfs Liniment Cures Colts, Etc.  Prums made of aluminum are ..used  in tlie German army. They--are. lighter and give a louder and more musical sound than those .made of other  metal-.  In Cambridgeshire, "England, there  is a curious belief to the effect that, a  lire started by a lightning stroke can  only be  quenched by  inilk.  |_J AVFJ  YOU  1 L    Pi-iceless  BMPER2AL MAPLE SYRUP  The quality Htamlard from Ocean to  Ocean. Your money back if not satisfactory. -  ROSE & LAIXAMME, Agts., MONTREAL.  SEEN IT? WHAT"? LEE'S  Itecipes, 3,000 secret^ for  the home, farm, laboratory, workshop,  unci every department of human endeavor, uith lull index to contents: 368  p.ijres. bound in clot'>: srend 25 cents for  a copy, and if you think the book is  not worth the nionev send it back, anil  your money will be" refunded; this is o.  tfood side lino for canvassers. Write for  terms if you want to canvass. WTLiLIAif  BUIGOS. Methodist Book-room, Toronto.  Ontario.  i ���������>  BCELPiON"  Tlie  Trouble.  Mrs. Jones���������1 always think twice be.  fore I speak once, sir!  Mr. Jones (sighing)���������Exactly, Maria,  out you're such n quick thinker!    _  IODINE    OINTMENT.)  Endorsed by best English medical journals.  Suppliod to British soldiorsln South Africa.  For all Throat and Gland Troubles, Lumps,  Abscesses, Old Sores, Ulcers, Felons, Skin  Diseases, Eczema. Pimples, Stiff Joints,  Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sprains, Bruises,  Piles, Cuts, Sore Feat, Pleurisy.  Sold by Druggists, 25c.    Try It onco.  W. N.   U. No.  397.  A man is often reminded of .something,, ho. has forgotten only to discover he can't remember what it was.  Unless the soap you  use has this brand you  are not getting the best  J_k for tbe Octagon Bar.  There are cases of consumption so far  advanced that Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup will not cure, but none so bad  that it will not irive relief. For couirhs.  colds and all affections of the throat,  iuiiffs and chest, it is a specific which  lias never been', known to fail. It promotes a free and easy expectoration,  thereby rcmovinsr the nhlecm. and <rives  the deceased  parts a chance  to  heal."  Some men make a specialty of being honest only because it pays better '"than   dishonesty.  w������l3������8_?s"1f__y pads:  WILL  FLIES  RID  IN  YOUR  A   FEW  HOUSE   OF  HOURS.  Laugh." and the world laughs with  you: growl, and the world laughs at  you. .. ���������  Thc more we' do the more we can  do. The more busy we are the more  leisure,  we have.���������Hazlitt.  Minarfs Liniment Cures Jistemper.  No.   Cordelia,   a plagiarist isn't  necessarily the author of a play.  Agitation is  the school by  box.���������Wendell  the method  tlie side of  Phillips.  that plants  the  ballot-  In Greece, when one peasant, borrows lire from, another's hearth to  kindle his ,own, the'owner of the fire  must accompany the borrower to  his home "to see the lire bla'/.e."  the one making the loan  his house and goods des-  the   devouring  element.  otherwise  will have  troved   by  Beauty  is inly skin  ness is built up from  deep,   but  ugli-  the bone.  i ������������������  ., '    7  x   V -  rt  r  N     ���������*!,  -      M'       1  -,--*V)  j  " f      t���������  y  S   'i>     >  -<'   ;1  l;s-  f   _,  <         i.j * _  _  4      7    /      >  (  l _        r        x t^  L j  ���������-      ^f    "    -������f j*.  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B., Bnoersori, JEDitor.  ������.���������&" Advertisers who want their ad  changed, sbfould get copy in by  9 a.m. day before issufl.,  The Editor will not be responsible for the  views, sentiments, or any errors of composition of letter correspondents.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  THE NEW CABINET.  ��������� Thy new Cabinet is generally  considered a strong one. Since our  Jast issue one change has been made,  consequent upon the resignation of-  Mr Dennis 'Murphy, Prov. Secy.  The change' will be a beneficial one  both for the government and the  public. Thernew Provincial Secretary,  Mr  VV. W. B." AJ clones, -is a  * man of marked ability, an eloquent  speaker, and' has been universally  commended for bis honest and p -,  trio'tic ..course in , the Legislature.  His co!:si.iL.uents, will 'soon have an  opportunity','of interviewing their  representative. The n^w Provincial  'Secretary will, seek -their endorsement by re-election,"- and we hope  their-verdict'will be a unanimous '  onu in. his support.     .   -  Dear  Mrs  B    in replv to your inquiry as to which is the best tea to. u*e, I  would sav that in  my opinion it rests   between the   "Blue   Ribbon and  Monsoon  Packet Teas.   < If you like rich, strong tea, then   Blue Rihbon is undoubtedly the'  best, but should vour taste be. for a delicate and very flavory tea  I   would   advise  von to call on C. J., MOOREfor a packet of Monsnon.       Personally,  I drink Blue'  Pibbon in ihe morning and Monsoon at 5 o'clock, but then,' you ��������� know,   I   am   a  perfect crank about tea.. o .  Yours truly,'  SARAH GRUNDY.  The French Groverriment has de- j  cidpcl to install in the Pantheon,  Pari?, the' famous pendulum by  which Foucauld, in 1857, demonstrated the rotation of the earth.���������  Coast Seaman. ' .  Dr Grice is paying Cumberland  a last call prior to leaving' for  South Africa where he intends to  locate. All intending to have den-'  tal work done,should take"advantage of this .visit. ' ''  t__ff?w������ra  The retirement" of Mr Dennis  Mr.rnhv from' -the Government'is a  .vood'thing fwr:the Pro\ince. , Such  a pusillanimous organization.', was  totally'unfitted to perform-.a parti  in the political areua.^ He had a  bright career before him, which he  has sacrificed by his.cowardly yielding to the thro. Is and demands  made by a score or. moieof his constituents at Cache Creek, wheie Mr  Murphy had gone for the purpose of  making arrangements for his re-  e action.  A DANGEE.OTJS PLACE.  The attention of the civic authorities is directed to the danger of  the open cellar excavation on the  vacant -lot nearly fronting Aid.  Parti idge's.^ ��������� -t is fully 7 feet deep,  and full of "water, t esides old tins  ���������and other odds and ends. Outside  of its unsanitary condition, it is a  menace to human beings, especially  children, and after nightfall, as  well as to animals. Monday, a  horse belonging .to Mr H. Miller,  which had been tied at the back of  his place, hitched to an express,  broke loose, and probably bei;jg  thirsty, and seeing the water, went  to the pond to drink. He stepped  over the edge and fell in, dragging  the wagon after .him,-and but for.  having been noticed by some neighbours, would assuredly have quickly become chilled aud drowned. He  was got out after some trouble, cut  about the feet and cold, with broken  harness. Tbe wagon was uninjured.  At tho present ratio of progress  seventy .yeart will elapse before  Pompeii is entirely uncovered. It is  thougnt that aw. much of "the trea-  sure remains as has been exhumed.  tc        &       *  A Cleveland wie^ii-l claims to  have nifcovf'red a process whereby  he can extract a chemical gas from  ordinary air which will be both  cheap and useful as a fuel.  "An   Ingenious   Beartrap,  The Mexicans in California had an  ingenious method of trapping bears  before the ' advent- of tbe . Yankees,  brought modern firearms into the region. A piece of meat was nailed to .  the stout ,horizontal limb, of an oak  , tree. From a limb five or six feet above  a rope was suspended." to* the-end of  ���������which a large stone was made fast so  that it hung about six inches above and  a trifle nearer the trunk than the' meat  on the lower limb.   <  - When a bear smelled the "moat from  afar, he would climb up the ������_-ee and  ,make his way to the bait    In doing  x so,, he would push the stone pendulum  . to one 0side.   Just as he Was about to  fasten his teeth in the meat-the stone.  - would.swing back and bang his head.'1  -This ,would arous_e������������������the anger of. the  bear, and be would" give the stone a  sweep of his paw which would send  it swinging farther out. The consequence was a harder bang and - more  auger. The more he struck the stone  the harder he would be hit in return  until from ferocious anger he would  lose his caution and attack the pendulum with all his vigor. One powerful  sweep, then bang! and bruin would be  tumbled out of the tree to the rocks  below, where, disabled by his fall, be  would be at the mercy of those who  set the trap whenever they chose to  take him.  *- --   -��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  T_e Disadvantages of Heroism.  It would be a good thing if in our  public school courses in heroism to  teach the boys and girls that, after all,  while heroism is a fine thing and a  great thing, It is a most uncomfortable  thing and that-possibly, on the whole,  the best and most lasting work-that is  accomplished in life comes from a  steady application of all one's best energies to a noble purpose, meeting with  honest and patient effort the emergen-  clesand vexations of daily life and  holding true to the middle course,  which assures success without bringing notoriety. A fixed purpose to do  ���������well that which one has to do will In  the end bring laurels of, more permanent value to the world at large and to  the unheralded hand that achieves its  purpose than those which are oven  -worthily bestowed upon the brow of  him who avails himself of an unusual  chance in an abnormal fashion  COMOX DISTRICT.  THE ADJOURNED SALE OF  LANDS for Unpaid Taxes'-in'the  Comox Assessment District will be  held at the Court (.House, Cumberland, on the 15th day of January,  -1903/at the hour of Ten o'Mock  foienoon, when all lands-remaining  'unsold at the previous Tnx Sale  will be again offered for sale, in  terms of Section 99 of the Assessment' Act.  JOHN BAIRD, Assessor  Govern mei.t OiSc , _iiinl>erlaud, ' '  5th December,   39:-2  _amJja^-_.ii__<,>_Hcm=-_.. ������__-r rKwTBar+.wum  NOTICE.  The Annual Business Meeting of  'Shareholder.-* of th'e C;>iuox Creamery  Association,- will  be   held   on  Saturday; the 20th of December, in  the A.iricul ural Hall, at Courtenay  at 7.30 p,"m.* .    ' -  J. Mundell.  ���������    Reliable Lady Agents>.wanted to  take orcUMP f������������r    he Be.-t  Custom-  made  Diess. Skirts   and   Walking'  Skirts-iu Canada. ' Write" quickly.  Dominion Gtirmsnt Co.,  Guelpli,  Ont.  Box,  209.        "'���������'. .      '  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an'  application will-be mado to the Legislative  Assembly of the Province of Brit sh Col-  umbia, at its u'.xt sittings, tor a. Private  Br I, to incoiporate a Company to build,  equ-.p, maintain, and operate a line of R .il-  way, of standard or_ other gauge, with auy  kind of motive power.  1 Fr im a point at or near the aioutb of  Adam's River, ou Vancouver Island; thence  south-westerly by-the most feasible route to  the' valley ��������� f the Kla ance River; thence  south-westerly by the most feasible route,  to a point at or near the mouth of Gold  River ou the West Coast of Vancouver Island; and from a point on the sid line of  Railway at or near Davie Pviver, by the  most feasible route to a 'poiufc at or near  Hecate Channel on the Wett Coast, of Vancouver Inland.  With   power   to  construct,   operate and  maintain branch Hues to-any point  within  20 miles of the main line of the said railway  Dated  at   Vancouver,   this  25th  day of  November, A.D., 1902.  " 1). G. MACDONELL.  tiOLIClTOll FOR APrUlCATSTd.  10 12 02   "6c  Take a   Dry  Sponge  and   pour on   it  a  bucket   of water  It  will  swell  every time sure.      ....      .-���������'..'���������    ������������������������������������      ....  UT we are not selling spoagos, our line is   SWELL     BUGGIES  of all kinds. Wc have just received a Car Load of Open ;nd Top Buggies  ���������with Steel and Rubber Tires. Expresses of all kinds with Platform, Half-  Platform, Duplex aud'Elliptic or Hog-nose Springs. Backboards, Carts,  Sulkies, etc., all of tho most Up-to-Date Patterns and Finish. Guaranteed  for one year by the Makers and ourselves.      ..      ..     ....  BAIAIM  8-12-'02  STIAM  0ARRI1BI I  STANLEY   CRAIG,    Prop,  n  MAGNET GASH STORE  Dolls, Toys, aird  all Kinds of Fa*Jcy  G������������ds for X11^8  Terms :   ���������:   Strictly; Spot .Cash. ,  Msrnuir Avenue,  Cumberland, B.C.  XMAS   CARDS   and ^CALENDARS  - r  .- >  N  SU  -  OW IS; YOUR OPPORTUNITY to" select .your '  Xmas Presents.     Something neyv; each boat in'  SILVER  AND CUT GLASS  ARTICLES,  '   LEATHER;     TOILET OASES,     PURSES  AND   CARD CASES    .......   ....  1 p  PERFUME  of the MOST DELICATE ODOURS  ALSO   A    FINE   3IOCK   OV , '  . NEW, -  PRESENTATION   -   BOOKS.  orases  Our f.icili'iep for Storing' -Perish-Une .Arti-.le.-, ore, n<������w  complme. * E������rgs, Butu-r, "Game, ' Fowl and -Meats oi  kinds Stored at   ilea.-ormble   Rates   REWAi D will be paid for information leading to-tho   con-  ������"    vic.ion of [ier.-?<tnp appropriating or destroying our Heer Kega    a  UNION   BREWING CO..  Ltd.  Phone  DUNSNEUIXt STREET  P  Of Drawer   45  [L.S.]  HENRI G.  JOLYde LOTBINIERE,  LIKUTENAUT  GOVERNOR.  .    ' CANADA,  Province of British Columbia  EDWARD VII., by the Grace of God, of  the United kingdom of Great Britain  and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender  of the Faith, etc., etc., etc.  To all whom theae PreBentB shall come ���������  Greeting.  A   PROCLAMATION.  D. M Ebekts. [WHEREAS by sec-  Atiorney-General. > U tion 24 of the  "Gauio Protection Act, 1S98," it iu enacted  that it shall be lawful for the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council, on good cause shown,  to remove the disabilities aa to the shooting  of Pheasants in the Province, and to declare  ���������within -what periods and limits the said birds  may be shot:  Aud whereas His Honour the Lieutenant-  Governor iu Council, by Order in Council  dated tbe 18th day of October, 1902, has  ordered that the disabilities as to the shooting of Cock Pheasants be removed with respect to the Comox Electoral District from  the twenty-fourth day of October, instant,  to the thirty first day of December, 1902,  inclusive :      '  It ia hereby ordered and declared that it  shall be lawful to shoot Cock Pheasants  within the Comox Electoral District from  tho twenty-fourth day ot October, instant,  to the thirty-first day of Decembor, 1902.  In Testimony Whereof, We have  caused these Our Letters to be made  Patent and the Great Seal of Our said  Province to be hereunto affixed :  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri  Gustave Joly de Lotbinierk, K.C  M.G., Lieutenant-Governor of our said  Province of British Columbia, in our  Ci y of Victoria, in our said Province,  this eiyhieemh clay of October, in the  year of our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and in the second  year of our Reign.  By Commind,  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,  . Deputy Provincial Secretary.  29 10 '02.    2t  NOTICE.  Cumberland City,  October 8th, 1902.  TT AVING SOLD OUT my Butcher Busl-  ness to Mr Donald McKay, Mr Jae.  McGee will pay and collect all accounts on  or before November loth, at roy office next  to Campbells' Bakery, Duusmuir Avenue.  JAS, WOODLAND.  15 10-02 it v  3sroT.ao__D.  Cumberland, B.C.,  Oc(. 6th-; 1902.  'yO all whom it may concern this  is to certify that the partnership formerly existing between  Donald McKay and Wesley Hodgson, in the butcher business carried  on in the City of Cumberland, B C.  has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will still be carried  on under the name of Donald Mc-.  Kay, who will assume all liabilities  asainst the late firm of McKay &  Hodgson.  All accounts due the lale firm  must be paid to Donald McKay..  Signed.   W. Hodgson.  "       ������; McKay.  Witness1���������F. A.Anley.       t  15-10-02 31  -   ,V     tr  A. H. PEACEY, '--.  Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C  1 *        1  Air,  Dry  System..  a  '1*1  ������������������({  <  VII  i  ������  ���������  'vl  m  .0*  '{F<  ��������� 1 11  m  II  *'l  ml  ������ Y"  \\:

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