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Array sdition*  FOIt  YOUE  JOB PMNTING  Give us a Trial,   we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  SIXTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B C     SATURDAY DEC, 24th.,  1808  Ispimalt & Nanaimo. Ry.  Steamship City .'of Nanaimo will sail as  follows, calling at way ports a? freight aud  p&utienpcrB.may offer.  Leave Victoria for frlanaimo  ,   "* Tuesday 7 a.m.  ���������' ��������� -Nanaimo lor Comox, '     (,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  \t   ' ���������   Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  ''    Nanaimo for Victoria,   ,  Saturday 7 a.m  FOR Freight tickets   and. Staterooms apply on board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  1 ,  Traffice, Manager.  0. H. FECHNER.  Leading barber  ty ---. and  Keeps a  Large   Stock  of Fire Arms.  Amuni- ,  tion    and   Sporting  Goods  of   all   descriptions.  Cumberland,      B.  C.  General Teaming Rowdet  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished..  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.  INSURANCE.  I am agent  for the  fol'o^ing  reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The Loudon and Lancashire.  James Abrams.  Farms for   Sale.  $1200���������200  acres;  $300���������20; $2500���������  84 acres; $800���������40   acres;  $6000���������1260;  52500���������80; $2000���������20 acres; $2500���������100  acres; $1000���������20 acres; $1200���������10 acres;  $1200���������80 acres; $600���������50 acres; $13800  ���������460 acres; $2500���������760 acres; $800���������80  acres;   $1200���������900   acres;     $2170���������217  acres; $720���������24 acres.   They are in California, 150 miles souch of the Oregon line  in a valley  five miles wide at east  end  and tapering to a point fifteen miles west  through which a large creek flows; on tht  "runic line railroad connecting  Sin Francisco and, Portland-   The market Is good.  Farm products always bring the   highest  price.    Best natural roads in the world���������  never muddy.   Near  many  gold  mines.-  Elevation,   500 .feet;    yearly  rainfall  36  inches, plenty of wood;  water  is  pure,  soft and cold;   no   alkali;   no   chills, no  Jung trouble,  -nor'-'rheumatism;   seldom  anv snow- ever   fails.    Crops   never fail.  Coldest weather 24 degrees above zero���������-  no cold winters, no sunstroke; no muddy  streets; no cyclones, hurricanes or floods.  No better  climate   c.tn be .found.    The  products are flowers of every  kind,   fig?,  peaches, pears, prunes,   plums,   cherries,  almonds, walnu's,  raisins,  grapes of all  varieties;  wheat, barley,  rye, oats,  hogs,  ���������sheep, chickens, etc. The best of soc-ety:  schools  are  first-class.    Congregational,  U;B., and Baptist  Churches.    The peo  pie are   white,   wide awake,   generous���������  highest 'type   of   American   citizenship^  There is no government or  r.iilroad land  there; no farms for rent.  We have an agent in the town 'o sliow  these places free of cha:ge, who will also  furnish abstract with each sale showing  ���������clear title. For circulars containing  maps, and full information address the  proprietor of this paper.  ?���������  ���������������������������   WORLD-WipE CIRCULATION.  I Tv^enty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.,  Indispensable TQ.MwNgJtfA'v1.:  ' THREE DOLLARS FEE. TEAR. POSlPAIDl <  BAHP'LE comes Fase.  MINIM RHDSGiESTlEIC. ?RESSV  : 220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.;  ; NOTICE  Public Notick is hereby given to the E-  lcccors of the Muuicipapity of Cumberland  that I require the presence of the said  electors at City Hall, Cumberland, B." C,.  on Monday the 9ih day of January, 1899,  at 12 o'clock, noon, for the , purpose of  ' electing a Mayor and Aldermen to represent them iu the Municipal Council for the  year 1899.  The mode of  nomination   cf candidates  shall be as follows:  The Candidate shall be nominated in  writing; the writing shall be, subscribed by  two voters of the Municipality as proposer  and seconder, and shall be delivered to the  Returning Officer at any time between the  date of the notice and 2 p. m. of the day of  the nomination, and in the event of a poll  being necessary,, such poll will'be opened  ou Thursday the 12th day of January 1899,  at the City Hall, Cumberland,' of which every person is hereby required to take notice  and govern himself accordingly. <-  The qualification of candidate for Mayor is as follows:  He must be a male British subject of the  fulL age of twenty-one years and not disqualified under any law, and have been for the  six months next preceding the day of nomination the registered owner, in the Land  Registry office'of land or real property in  the city of the assessed value on the' last  Municipal assessment roll of one thousand  dollars or more over and above any registered incumberance or charge and who, is  otherwise qualified as a Mnnicfpal voter.  The qual'lication as candidate for Ale.-  erman ia as follows:  He must be a male British,su!<jeot of the  full age of twenty-one years' and not disqualified under any law aad have been for  the six months next preceding the day of  nomination*' the registered owner in the  Land Registry Office of land, or real property in the city of the assessed value on the  last municipal assessment roll of $500.00 or  more over aud above and registered incumberance v������- charge and who is otherwise qua!  ified a* a municipal voter.  Given under my band at the City of  Cumberland, 19 th day ot December 1S9S.  LAWRENCK   W. NUNNS,  Returning Officer.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Parliament  of  Canada,  at its next session, for an Act  to  incorporate the  Pacific  and  Yukon   Railway   and  Navigation   Company, for the purpose   of  constructing a railway from a point   at   or  near Pyramid Harbour, near   the   head   of  Lynn Canal, or from a point on or near the  International   Boundary   between    Canada  and the Un'ted States of America in the vicinity of Lynn Canal,  thence  through   tbe  Chilcat   Pass, thence to Dalton's Post,   on  the   Alsek River, and thence by   the   best  feasible route to a point belowN Five  Fit.gfr  Rapids on the Lewes River ; with power to  vary the route as may   be   necessary or advisable ; also   with power  to  receive fi ��������� m*  the Government of Canada or other  corpor-  j  ations or persons' grants of land or   money  or other assistance in aid of the construction  of the work; to build telegraph   and   telephone Hues ; to exercise mining  rights ami  powers;   to   construct   roads,     tramways,  wharves,'milis and other   works   necessary  for the company ; to charter vessels for. the  adme'purpose upon the lakes and   rivers   in  or adjacent to the territory   served by   the  said railway ; to erect and mana^o   electrical    works    for the  use     and     transnr's-  aion      of   'electrical     power,     and  acquire     and       make      use     of    natural  and   other   water   powers    for   that pui  pose ; to maintain atort-s arid trading posts ;  and to carr}' on a milling and smelting bu->i  nes's, including  tho ereotiou   of   saw-mi 11-  aud smelters ; alao to enter into traffic   and  other arrangements with other railway  am-  transportation companies : to   issue preference stock and bonds,   acd   with   all   such  other powers, rights and privileges  as  may  be nece&sary for the purposes of the  under,  taking.  K1NGSMILL, SAUNDERS & TORRAN'E  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated at Toronto, this 25th day of  November, 1S98.  WEST BY IIEi.  AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.  Victoria,   Dec.   23rd���������Mrs.     Moody,  wife of I. G. Moody, Sr., died last night  after a long illness.  f  SIX MONTHS  FOR A KISS.  Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 23rd���������Emil Rit-  ton, a commercial traveler, has been sentenced to six months'imprisonment, for  having embraced and kissed Anna  Schmidt, a young woman passenger on  the railway ' train neair this city. ' The  offence was committed while the train  was in the tunnel.  "' \   " "'"SAGASTA'ILL.  ,   Madrid, Dec.  33rd���������Priemer  Sagasta  is much worse to-day.'-Spanish securities  have fallen. * l   ,--  A COLLIER STRIKE.  London, Dec. 23rd���������A general strike  is threathened in.the Tovce Collieries at  Denbam, which employs 4,000-men. At  one Colliery the men '. have gune out;  "others are refusing" to compromise,  and the strike is'likely to be   protracted.  LOVE ANLASUICIDE  Vancouver, De<. 23rd���������Ethel Gosselin,  adopted daughter of Mrs. Mathew Curry  of this city, committed suicide yesterday,,  by taking carbolic t acid. The cause of  the suicide was her lover, a young man  named Johnston, not calling on her for  some time. ' <'  THAT'SNOW SLIDE.  1  Vancouver, Dec, 23rd���������Steamer Alki  arrived from Skdgway yesterdav .with  additional details of the, ChilCoot ava-  lanche. The4'shde occurred on Dec. 7th,  at the summit of Chilcoot Pass. It seems  that the people killed weie camping in  the direct p.ith of the avalanche that  swept them to their doom. There are  frequent snow slides in the pifth and' old  timers say it is extremely hazardous to  ' delay , there for a clay. T. H. Darling,  the Seattle grocer has no doubt that the  Mrs. Darling killed wab his wite.  WHY   THE   PRICES   OP   STEVENSON. <fc   CO.  Ladies' jackets and waterproofs have   dropped so  low  that  they are within the reach of all.  These goods must be sold, as we carry no goods over to the,  next season, if we carf avoid it.  First come gets first choice.  1 The same may be said of the  remainder  of pur Astrachait  Mantle Cloths. ' - .'"  While looking for holiday bargain's just take a look In  A DIVORCE GRANTED.  Victoria, Dec. 23rd���������The sensational  divorce trial of Chapman vs. Chapman  was concluded this afternoon. Judge  Drake - granted a divorce giving the  custody of the child to. Mr. Chapman,  and Mr. Martin, the correspondent, is to  pay the costs. The court room was  crowded all day, and the verdict was very  popular. The public were glad that this  black chapter in the social life of Victoria is closed.  WHARF   BUDGET.  1  Dec. 21.���������-The San Mateo le't yesterday  at 5:30 without blowing her "whistle, with a  full cargo of coal.  ,    To-day Richard III is in for   coal.      She  is bound for the Tread well mines,. Alaska  TheTepic is waiting for .a scow load of  coal. She makes pretty regularly two trips  a week, taking coal over for the C. P. R.  Another large   tujj���������the   Pilot���������is   lying  alongside the wharf, south side.  1 1       ������  ' I enquired.for Nelson's steam ferry and  learned it was out with a party of four,  hunters I believe/ The boat is having a  good deal of experience, and tbe other .day  when it blew hard it tore away ��������� her anchor  and she floated out into the mddle of Lambert channel, while the scow she was to tow  floated uonhward with the tide.  -     TRINITY CHURCH..  Divine service will be held on   Xmas  morning at  11 o'clock, followed by tb������  celebration of the Holv Sacrament  . BIG'-INJIN!? GONE. ���������  On Tuesday at the hospital here "In*  jinjim" chief of the natives, at Indian  village, between" Courtenay and Comox  Bay, died. He had been there but a  few days and-wa; buried' by the govern*  ment as a ward of the Dominion. Then'  is some discussion as to who will be the  successor to the "throne." It is said his  preference was a son who, however, i*  not of pure blood, and the "cabinet"' are  indisposed to allow the dignities, honors,  and emoluments to be deflected from its  customaiy course. Blue blood counts  with them as well as with other people.  COMOX ITEMS.  Spirit of The  Press.  Russia has practically captured Manchuria. While the czar talks peace his  troops take possession.���������P. I.  The- Review asks:  Can't    political  prejudices   and   petty  jealousies be put on one side, and >vepuU  together for the common good?  Colonist.      ���������" v . ������������������ ...  In view of the intention of the government to cut down, the Island constituencies, the attention of the electors of Co^ i-  chan is directed to Matthew XXVI. 52,  'atter clause of the verse: "They that  ..ike the Sword shall perish with the  Sword."  The Economist.  That Nelson  is  going ahead  is  test  evidenced by the fact at least five large  tirms will build warehouses . her? in the  earlv spring. The Economist has this  information from the most reliable source  and gives it -is proof of. the faith commercial men have in the lutule of Nelson  as a--distributing center..  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE USA   TRIAL.  Toronto Star.  It (s announced.that   Lord   Stralhcona  wili sail next week from New York, patronizing a foreign port and a foreign line.  Thus once more Lord Strathcona misses an opportunity to give practical encouragement to the Canadian fast line  project. Were he to sail from Halifax or  St. John it would be a practical illustration of his faith in the possibilities of a  Canadian port and Canadian steamers.  The drying shed is being pushed ahead  fast. The "flooring" is of brick and stoue.  very thick, and a thick wall of brick is carried up the sides about three feet. It will  soon be ready for use.  The boat being late, the train to Cumberland was necessarily delayed, and it was  somewhat dark before I left. That gave  me an opportunity to see the coke ovens  abl-ize, the fire rushing out of the tops,  preseut'rg a scene at once lured aud grand.  It's a good place to take a walk around the  long row, on a cold chilly day.  J. A. Eraser of the Nelson, left for the  holidays on Wednesday.  1  The school trustees have been informed  that as soon as a lot is surveyed here for a  school site and a deed of same given to the  Land Department, as is the usual case, the  aovrr-itrent will put up a school house. It  will ho j einemhered that $600 was.-voted  for fcliis purpose by the legislature-last winter. ���������.  ��������� The new schoolmaster, is said to he a  good .discipliuariau. As there were a tuitn- |  bor of boys who lik^d their way, discipline  is necessary. But they are piobably no  wi'rse than bo>s else where. Wid hoys of  spirit oftti* grow up to mako the best of  men, provided thoy are held in check, : nd  a lighr. ruin pulled on thom; sometimes they  ueeu a curt) bit in the mouth.  Among the passengers up was Mr. Perry  of Hutoherson & Purry of Nanaimo. He  goes no farther on this trip than the Wharf,  which is now a g<;od enough town to stop  at, having the best hotel accommodations.  Capt. M anson and family have moved into the neat cottage near the ISIVison House,  lately vacated by Mr. Muscamp and family.  Mr. A. Frescott's family arrived to-day,  or a pa.-t of it-, and will go to house-keeping  in the dwelling known as the Pillsbury  house.  More houses are needed at the Wharf and  the want will doubtless be supplied  iu:. due  When H. M. S.  a rLh treat will  tainment lovers.  Leander shall return  be offered  to enter*  time.  Billy Blum.  The Cutch touched at the Bay on her  way north, taking some passengers   and  freight along with her.  Another move in the school embrogh*  here is the resignation of two of th������  trustees.    What next ?  Quite a commotion has breen created  by the appearance of the Customs Oficcr  here lately. More than one have yield*  ed to the temptation to lay in a small  stock of navy blue cloth, obtained .ve^f  cheaply from some of Her Majesty's  naval heroes. The Dominun, however,  insists on duty being paid on importation. This cloth is suitable for .'both.  ladies' and gentlemen's garments, is soft,  strong, durable and looks nice, yon  know.    It was so good a thing that when  . one was lucky enough to get some, Wof...  she, as the case-was, told some other hi������l?  or her, and the craze spread..   Now that  the officer is on the tiack of these floods,  "Hie'terror is universal. One man has  already been fined $200.00 and wh^tr������  the matter will end no one kne%s, fctit  very many fear. s  SOMETHING WORTH HAVING.  The December issue of the Canadian  Home Journal, which is the ChristntM  number, has been enlarged to 36 page%-  and contains many excellent, interesting  and profitable lifrary contributions, front  the pens of well-known Canadian writers,  while the illustrations are many a������4  good. The issue >contains a. complete  copy with music of that populai song'*'!*  the Shadow of the Pine." This is alone  worth 10 cents, the price of the paper.  1   .   ������������������'  Hi  -' \  ���������   J  COMPLETE RETURNS.  Alberni .  Clayoquot  Uoluelet  Nmll  W������4  80  57  21  4  8  12  109  73  UoHllof  0ur1Rea&er0  we wtsb a  istmas  ..   ������'* f 1  -    r.<.i\  f   '   I f-v\  Al  --      ������        t^^l  . "U-.-r.^l  AVAh  >���������'������������������������*?  -- ��������� * ��������� ������.L  " .   A  ��������� >-4  1 <  -?'������������������  <\>ASL  '' A'|*l  ������   .' . '1..'  I  " ^ .w *  :i  ��������� 1 A* . ���������* ������tntt������iX/-.iM ������a������w������t*w*..,-������j  COST OFTHE WAR  HOW AMERICANS CONTRIBUTE TOWARD ITS EXPENSE.  To  Carry   on. the   War   with   Spain  the U. S. Government Imposes  Internal   Revenue  Tax.  ' To raise funds to free 'the Cubans, and  defray expenses in the carrying on of the  war against Spain, the United States government is collecting revenue taXes as  follows: ��������� ,  To raiso funds to free the Cubans,  and carry on the war against Spain,  the United States government is collecting' internal' revenue taxes as follows :  Beer, ale and other fermented liquor,  per barrel,' $2.   ,.  Tobacco,   manufactured, per   pound,  - 12 cents: cigars, cigarettes,^jver 3 lbs.  per 1,000. '83.60; cigars, "under 3 lbs.  ppr 1.000, SI;'"cigarette!; urfder 3 lbs.,  per 1,000, ������1.50. *     [   ,  Tea. imports, per pound, ��������� 10 cents.  Bank capital, including furnlus over  ���������    S25..000,   $50;    for each   f,1,000  over  $25.X)00, ������2.  ' B rokers in negotiable securities, $50.  Pawnbrokers  $20.       '. '  Commerci il brokers,  $20.  Custom .house brokers, '#10. .  ���������   Theatres, museums. coScert halls, in  - cities of over 25,000 inhabitants, $i 00 :  circuses. $100; other shoe's" and exhibitions, $10.  Bowling, alley's, billiard rooms, per  alley or/table, $5.-'    ,   ,-$!���������������  Tobacco- ^dealers, leaf tobacco, sales  between 50,"QOO and 100.000 lbs., $12;  sales over 100,000-lbs... #24; manufacturers,", "sales under 50.0(k>, $6; sales  between 50.000 and 100,000. $12; sales  over'200,000, $24; manufacturers of  cigars, sales under 100,000, $6;-sales  between 100,000 and -200,000, $12.;  sales,over 100.000, $24.  Stocks, bonds, debentures, certificates  of indebtedness issued after July 1,  1898/ per'$100 face value, 5 cents.  Transfers of stocks, per $1,00 face  value, 2, cents.'  <  Sales of merchandise for present or  future delivery on exchanges, per $100,  1 cent" '.  Bank cheque or sien draft, 2 cents.  Bills of exchange (inland), time'draft  and> promissory note, money orders, for  each $100,-2 cents; bills of exchange  (foreign), letter of credit, drawn singly^ rper $100, 4 cents; in sets of two  ' or more for each bill, 2 cents.  Bill" of lading   or   receipt   for aniseeds-to. "be exported, 10 cents; bill  of  lading to   be  issued   by   express  and  transportation companies, p"\r package,  1 cent.  Telephone messages, charged  at  15  cents or-over, 1 cent.        . , s  Suretv bonds. 50 cents   , .  i '  Certificates of profit, memo, showing  interest in corporation.- or transfers of  same, per $100 face value, 2 cents.  Certificates of damage and cretifi-  1 cates of port wardens or marine surveyors ,/.��������� 25 cents; other certificates not  specified, 25 ' ents.  Charter partv, per vessel of 300 tons.  S3 ; between 300 and 600, $5; exceeding; 600, $10.  testator, $1.50; to brother or sister of  father or mother of testator, or their  descendants, $3 ; to brother or sister of  grandparents of testator, or their descendants, $4; to other beneficiaries, $5 :  tax on legacies between $25,000 and  $100,000, multiplied by one and one  half; between $100,000 and $500,000,  multiplied by two; between $500,000  and $1,000,000, multiplied' by two and  one-half; over $1,000,000, multiplied  by three.  In addition to the taxes now in effect  it is decreed that after 60 days the dealers in mixed flour shall pay $12 per annum, with an additional charge of 4  cents oh every package between 68 and  196 pounds. These , are .the severest  tests of patriotism and devotion to "the  cause' of liberty.  SUMMER PILLOWS.  FAD  OF THE  NEEDED  IN  FASHIONABLES   AND  EVERYDAY  LIFE.  A DREADED DISEASE.  Linen, Duck, Cretonne and Denim Represent Correct materials, and Applique Is  In Favor���������Hammock Cushions and Pillows Serviceable In Any Place.  In every out of town house there is  always a Bpot in which there are pillows, cushions, daily used, either on  piazzas, couches in halls or with - hammocks in the open air. Summer pillowe  should not be made either of silks oi  satinB unless in india or pongee, linens,  More I'eople   Are Tortured by the Pangs  of Kheumutisin  Thaii  Any Other  Cause���������There Is a Cure for It.  From the Advertiser, Hartlaud, N. B. ���������  Mr. Richard Dixon, of Lower' Brighton, is one of the  most prosperous and  best known farmers of Carleton county,  N.B.    In June,   1897, Mr. Dixon was  seized-with  an attack of rheumatism,  and for six weeks lay abed suffering all  the tortures of this terrible disease. He  grew so weak  that he was  unable to  turn in bed, and his friends almost despaired of his recovery.    At this  stage  one of his friends, who had  been cured  o*"' the same   disease  by the use of Dr.  William's,Pmk Pills, urged Mr. Dixon  to give them a trial, which -advice was  .followed.    Almost   from   the  day Mr.  "Dixon began the use of' the pills an improvement was  noted.    Previously, his  appetite had   almost  completely failed  and the first   sign of  returning  health  was a frequent feeling of hunger.  Then  the pains began to  leave  him, and his  strength gradually returned  and  after  using about a dozen boxes Mr. Dixon  was as well as ever he had been.    To a  reporter  of  the   Hartland  Advertiser,  Mr: Dixon said he ��������� had  no ��������� doubt  his  present health  was due' entirely to the  use  of  Dr. Williams' Pink   Pills, and  since his  recovery he occasionally uses  a box to ward off a possible recurrence  of the trouble.  Dr.. Williams' Pink1 Pills cure by  niaking'new blood and invigorating the  nerves , but you must get the genuine,  always put up in boxes the wrapper  around which bears the full trade inark  name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for  Pale People.'' Do not be persuaded to  take any of the numerous pink1 colored  imitations which some unscrupulous  dealers say are "just the same." In  case of doubt send direct to Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.,,  and the pills will be mailed post paid  at 50 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50.  seeds. Cook a cup and one-half of, Carolina rice in a quart, of well seasoned  broth, with half a green pepper cut  fine. When ,the-rice is nearly tender,  but not broken, add half a cup of but-  ,ter. Mix it in well, but carefully, so as  not to break the rice. Fill the tomatoe?  with the rice. Put back the pieces ol  tomato cut out. Set them in a baking  pan, brush over the outside with a little olive oil or melted butter and-.bake  for half an hour in a moderate oven  Remove them carefully to a platter and  pour around them a cup of tomato sauce  lighly seasoned.  DEAKE'S BOLD DASH.  A. Bonu������  on  &0118.  Bulgaria is going to take effective  means to increase its population. For  every son born beyond a minimum  number 20 francs will be paid not only  to the father, but to the mother also. A  soldier showing a dozen sons will receive  a pension large enough , to support him,  and besides a decoration. The same  reward will go to his wife.  THE   ENGLISH   HERO'S   DARING   RAID  INTO  CADIZ HARBOR.  A Feat of War  That Astonished   Europe  and Moved the Brave Briton to Jestingly  Boast That He Had Singed the Beard of '  the King of Spain.  broker's notes   of  sale  or  ''notes;  real  Contract,  exchange of goods, bonds;  estate, etc.',' 10 cents.     '*-<      -'        A"  Conveyances, value '.between'. $100  and $500, 50 cents. '. ���������       v     ^  Telegraph messages, 1 ceht.    *,'    ;  Custom house entry, not dver'������������������ $100,  25 cents.  Between one and three years arid  ������.:0)," 50 cents; over $5007^.1. "     ',���������  Custom house entry for withdrawal,"  50 'cents."  Insurance (life), for -eich $103 of  policy, -8 cents. ��������� ���������.������- -.   ^ ���������;_.  Industrial weekly, '���������DJun^ais.jjluOy 40  per cent, of first weekl^aj^yinj^nt/  Leases, for one year-.',.2jC cents; be.^,  tween one and three years* ,o0.'"cents;,  over three years, $1.     *?*f ..--������������������"���������'-- -'    "^  Manifest for cus torn J 'ftcftise -1 W* r ? cir-  clearance for foreign 'pDrtf/Der ship of  300   tons,   $1;   befcwepj������;s3^0   and   GOO'.  tons, $3; exceeding flOflggins'^S..,-'- .'������������������  r   Mortgage, between Sl^QO. and.$1,500,  25 cents; for each $500   additional, 2$,  cents. *'   >���������" A'.-.. . '"-.'  Passage ticket  to foreign 'port: cost-'  .ing not over $30. $1 : laJtSveofi'^tfO ���������"a'lrflT  $GQ. $3 ; over $60, $5. ;~.d ;w:.-. ������������������ -') >  Power of attorney tj^ifcQi&c&O ctjntjan.  To sell, rent or collect^Q������Jept., froHV.  United States. 25 centsV , "A..   .... ..^  Protests of notes, etc.. \o c^rits.'*"  Warehouse receipts, 2iSle5ntisr~' >  Medicinal proprietary* arffifel^S "������s&&  perfumery, cosmetics, etc.  age of 5 cents, retail price,  cent; between 15 and 253������l&tffei..006:25  per cent. **?!.*.*������.," i.-?:  ���������..  Chewing gum, per package*af "|T.retail value, 4 cents.      V5"" v~'-' ;/~ "���������;"  Sparkling or other ^f&iels, Jpe������ pint  bottle, 1 cent. .%afi:>iv. -:��������� ,:.--���������:..;  Petroleum and sugaiw - \ refining,.-, ������r.  transporting oil or othjSTy.productSvrhy  pipe line, excise tax qn, gross., .receipts  exceeding $250,000, .0&2o pjr.cent. ���������'_   ..'  Palace or parlor car' seats" or Befthsj  per seat or berth, 1 cent.    *���������"���������*?-'  ������������������ "������������������      ���������  .Legacies between  $*&,tJQ0'and  $26','-'  000 to lineal descendant, .or* :brpthery)pr..  sister of testator, per $100'��������� telear-iye^ady  (wives.and husbands exempt), ���������������Stents:  to descendants  of brother or  W  Gladstone as a Horse Breaker.  The   famous   American   horse   tamer,  Rarey, when he was in England, spoke of  Gladstone as ono of the finest and boldest  riders he had ever seen.  Once, when chancellor of the exchequer, as bo was taking  his usual ride in Hyde park on  a spirited  young  horse, the horse  plunged and  got  away; ran off the ordinary track of riders  and came along a spread of turf divided  by,rail ways and gates of slender iron.    It  ' went  straight over one of  tho  gateways.  - Gladstone was determined to get the better of that horse.    Tho moment the horse  leaped  the  gate   the   rider   turned   him  around  and  put  him  at the  gate again.  Again   and  again   he  topped  it, and his  ''���������master turned him and made, him go at it  onco more  and  surmount it yet another  time.    So it went on until  the horse was  fairly but very harmlessly-conquered, and '  the rider was  the supreme victor of th<������  day.���������Argonaut.  .;.���������;���������      V1   ���������    'i. ; _____���������_ ���������"'.;"       ���������-���������''   b'  Beautify Your Bathroom,  Would you take up the very latest idea?  Then cover ynur bathroom, walls, ceiling  and- floor, every inch of it, with oilcloth.  This is a plan that has aroused much enthusiasm, and the oilclothed bathroom is  now exceedingly correct. Oilcloth is less  expensive than tiling and even easier to  keep clean. It is made nowadays in sp  many patterns that every one's tastes can  be suited, and;  though  those that  have  .never, seen a, bathroom decked in this man-  'rier- ihay not be inclined to think so, a  bathro'omvthafcfromtopto toe, as it were,  ���������is of oilcloth .is a very artistic affair.  Tho oilcloth chosen should bo of a pattern that- closely resembles tiling, and it is  'best>.'to varnish it thoroughly.    Ono of the  ,,pro.tticst designs in tho market is of a  jvliVte ground with a blue figure. Tho  bo'rdbr  is of  tho "wall of  Troy" variety.  vAnothsr good pattern is of groen and  White.,   r ���������..  A POPULAR STTLK.  duck, cretonne and denim really being  the fabrics employed for summer wear.  In pillows used by fashionables, the  applique cushion seems to take the lead  ���������:a combination of different materials  well worked either in complementary  tones or in tints of corresponding hues.  Among the novelties blue denim is exceedingly attractive, a dark and light  happily combined,- the tint of pale blue  appliqued on, and then worked in different shades of this color with rope  floss in long and short stitch. As a finish there' is a deep ruffle four inches  wide and edged with two toned blue  ribbon.- The back of this pretty affair  is simply . made of plain denim unadorned.  Linen  of   every well   known  shade  holds a never tiring charm.   This season  light green is peculiarly the favorite., It  has a tender , and  inviting look, and if  well outlined or worked in a good strong  floral ornamentation the plan is sure to  be decorative and  pleasing.    For good  tones, poppies .and chrysanthemums are  excellent.   Bold and decided patterns of  flower effects present, when completed,  all the necessary elements of good cushion making.   Of course, ' for  everyday  pillows the darker linens are advisable,  but when a more delicate  showing  is  needed  then the pure white -should be  utilized, and carefully embroidered  in  conventional -forms, in   which  flowers  particularly take the lead.   With white  linens a finish can be given  of lace���������a  ruffle of deep ham burg or a plain linen  slightly gathered in form of. a ruffle, the  edge prettily scalloped and in each scallop a tiny blossom.   Denims are a great  resource for summer  pillows, in whatever tones preferred���������and of ornamentation simple or otherwise, as desired.  For the hammock nothing is better  than a good substantial cretonne, a  flowery affair in which there is brightness and tone, and in material which  will not fade, show dirt or soil. Cretonne pillows for this purpose are better when  plainly made���������without orna-  Chineite Coal MiuoB.  China possesses the largest and richest  coal mines in the world, which are des-  tinod somo day to' pluy a groat rolo in  tho wot Id's history. The mines in tho  Shansi province alone aro estimated by  Professor Richthofen to contain 630,000, ���������  000,000 tons.  Personal Worth Counts at Smith College.  1}*t afflicted girl and the poor girl have  a warm place in the Smith heart, for the  only aristocracy recognized is the aristocracy of brains, and exoept for the effect, on  herself the poor girl is almost more blessed  with her poverty than' the rich girl with  her wealth.  If a student is bright, she can rv..id her  title clear to' much honor in her class, election to a society in all ��������� probability and tho  good will of the college. If sho is supporting herself wholly or in part, so m_uh the  better,   for   it   argues   ability  to   pound-  knowledge enough for "passing" into the  dull brains of backward students, to make  800 or o300 gymnasium  suits or writo for  some paper, keeping up with collego work  at the  same time.    The rich  girl; if  sho  lias worth, will undoubtedly impress herself upon her college generation, but"'she  does not come to her inheritance ,so easily.  An  attitude of  interrogation exists toward  hor achievements, and  thero - is a  grain of truth in the humor of the remark  that a society ought to be founded for' tho  protection' of  rich girls and  pretty girls.  A Smith student is in a curiously isolated  position.    It  is  herself   that  her   fellow  stiidents  look at and find'interesting or.  uninteresting.   Though she has tne bluest  blood in the land and shows herself stupid  she shall not gain distinction at Smith.���������  Alice Katharine Fallows in Scribner's.  -.'  She's a Railroad Agent������  A southern young woman of good fani-  ,' ily.is  railroad station agent at Rowland,  j$y.,   having   held  the   position  for  two  years.'    At 18 she was graduated from the  'S6utlv-vKkfi;tneky college at  Hopkinsville  ^and;soon.secured a position as assistant to  hor  brother, who  held tho  agency which  per pack!-- '������������������ the'youiig woman herself now fills.  Then,  .OOl"25'-p0_tip when   the   brother went off  traveling  in  Central America  and  his  successor suddenly died, Miss  Lasley, who  had meantime been   keeping   her eyes   open   and  learning all  that was to bo  known about  a .railroad station, was called to fill the position.     '  '  ; ���������.. ��������� . Eight Women Colonels.  A Tho eight women colonels of the German army, -who draw swords only semiofficially and their salaries regularly, aro:  Queen Victoria, the empress of Germany,  the dowager empress, wife of the lato  jVederick III; Princess Frederick Charles  of .Bru'ssla; Queen Regent Sophia and  Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the  Duchesjs of Connaught and the Duchess of  ,���������i���������i__���������������., Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Edinburgh), sister of  sfster off the empercr of Russia.���������Boston Traveler.  . LIGHT GREEN LINEN.   .  mentation of any kind���������of medium  tints, yet with an all over design in  which an effective plan stands out and  looks well. ���������  Serviceable pillows like tbe gray  linen are admirable���������admirable not only  as a fabric, but for good, steady wear  and everyday use in any place where it  fills a need. To make this plan charming in appearance the white silk or  white linen floss can be given to this  decorative scheme, either in strong  floral effects or in conventional forms,  big patterns in long and short stitch,  requiring but little trimming. Often  for pillows, plain for use and hastily  made up for the summer wear, the big  bow of ribbon on one corner can be  used as the color bit desired, the selection made to suit the simple furnishings of any room.  Another texture of equal quality but  thicker is the colored duck, which for  coolness is unrivaled. Thesame treatment either in embroidery, outlined or  in long and short stitch, can be given���������  or in a good make, up, devoid of all ornamentation, as a useful necessity for  warm weather days, says Tbe Decorator  and Furnisher, from which the foregoing timely suggestions and illustrations  we reproduced.  Diet For Stout Women,  . In The Ladies' Home Journal Mrs. S.  T. Rorer writes of "Tho Best Foods For  Stout and Thin Women." "The best  meats for the obese" (stout), sho says, "aro  beef, mutton, venison and game, and tho  best fish are soles, flounder, cod, rock,  halibut and white fish. The Crustacea and  the mollusk are not desirable. Tho' best  vegetables are tho cabbage tribo, such as  cauliflower, broccoli and savoy, tho ordinary cabbage, kale and spinach, lettuce,  endive, chicory, celery, carefully cooked  turnips without sauce, artichokes, squash,  cucumbers cooked, cress, very young  green peas and string beans. The best  fruits are grapes, ripe peaches, raspberries,  blackberries, strained and made into  mush, and an occasional baked apple, and  tho best nuts are almonds and a very few  pignolias or pine nuts. Nut cheese, made  into a sandwich with whole wheat bread,  makes a desirable luncheon. Dry toast  mado from whole wheat bread may form  the basis of many delightful sandwiches  for the noonday meal. Where the habit is'  to have a midday dinner and supper in  the evening these sandwiches, with a glass  of half milk and half barley water, maj  form tho supper' A glass of cool water  may be taken on retiring."  "���������' y- v   ������   . Solomon's. Tip.'  Solomon was a gentleman who ought to  be regarded as a connoisseur of.-feminine  beauty, considering tho number of ladies  in his household. Among tho gems,of  wisdom which have lived through all these  ages is, "A woman's crowning glory is her  hair.".-    A.A. y ���������JA"-'!k-    '.'  Beautiful hair is admired by tho'masculine.element of this age as much as in tho  days of old, and every woman should devote ten minutes a day at least to her hair.  The hair should never be combed with a  fine tooth comb. This breaks the scalp and  causes dandruff instead of removing it  Instead brush the hair from the . roots to  tips with a stiff brush���������that is;: kept clear  by a bath in warm water, soapsuds aud a  few drops of carbolic acid to remove all  traces of oil. The brushing should alter  nato with rubbing the scalp thoroughly  with the' tips of the fingers, an excellent  way to bring tho blood into a good circulation. Once every two weeks the hair  should be shtfeiipooed and this tonic applied every week: Oil of rosemary and oil  of lavender, each one-half dram; cologne,  eight ounces; tincture of cantharides, one  ounce.���������New York Journal.  Tomatoes a la Carolines  Select a dozen round tomatoes of the  same size, says the Boston Cooking  School Magazine, remove a piece about  an inch in diameter from the blossom  end of each tomato and take out all the  Domestic Economy.  First.���������Pay cash for every th in g"or settle  all bills at the end of the week or month.  Secondly.���������Examine the supplies as they  come in to see if they are in good condition and of the quality ordered Then put  them away in their special receptacles and  in the atmosphere best adapted for their  preservation.  Thirdly.���������Be as careful in the use of  groceries which you have bought in large  quantities as though they had been bought  in small parcels.  Fourthly.���������Buy fruit, vegetables, game,  poultry, meat and fish when they are in  season instead of paying high prices for  unseasonable delicacies which are not at  their best.  Fifthly.���������Use all the "left overs." Tiny  scraps of meat and vegetables and even a  spoonful of gravy will all contribute to  material for eroquettes and soups, and a  teaspoonful of jam or jelly will serve to  flavor a pudding sauce.  Burghley and Walsingham, you can see  from their letters, believed now that Elizabeth had ruined herself at last.   Happily  her moods were variable as the weather.  She was forced to see the condition to,  which she had reduced her affairs  in the  Low Countries by the appearance of a number of starving wretches who had deserted  from the garrisons thero and  had come  across to clamor for their pay at her own  palace gates.    If she had no troops in the  field but a mutinous and starving rabble,  she might get no terms at all.    It  might  bo well to show Philip1 that on' ono element at least sho could still be dangerous.  She had lo6t nothing by the bold actions  of Drake and the privateers. , With half a  heart she allowed  Dral^e to fit them out  again, take the  Buonaventura, a  ship of  her own', to carry his flag and go down to  the coast of Spain and see what wasfgoing ���������  on.   He was not to do too much.   She sent  a vico admiral with him' in the Lion to bo  a check' on overaudacity.     Drake  know  how to deal with embarrassing' vice  admirals.    His own adventurers would, sail, ���������  if he ordered, to tho mountains of the  moon and bo quite, certain that it was the o  right placo to go to.   Once under way and  on tho blue water ho would go his own  course and run his own risks.  Cadiz harbor was thronged with transports, provision ships, powder vessels���������a  hundred sail of them���������many of a thousand  ^tons and over, loading with tstores for the  armada.    There were 30 sail'of adventur-  ,  ers, the smartest afloat on the  ocean and  sailed by the  smartest seaman ~that ever  handled rope or tiller.    Something might  be done at Cadiz if ho did ' not say too  much about it.    Tho leave had been given  him  to go, but ho knew  by experience,  and Burghley again-warned him, that it  might and probably would  be revoked if  ho waited too long.   Tho moment was his  own, and he used it. ��������� He was but just in  time.    Before   his sails were under the  horizon a courier galloped into Plymouth  with orders that under no condition was  he to enter port or haven of the, king of '  Spain or injure Spanish subjects.    What  else was he,going out for? Ho had guessed -  how it would  be.    Comedy or earnest he  could not tell.    If .earnest, some such order would be sent after him, and he had,,  not an instant to lose. ��������� -  - -"  He sailed on the morning of April 12.- ���������  Off Ushant he fell in with a  northwest  gale,, and   ho  flew on,   spreading   every  6titch  of canvas which  his  spars would  ,  bear. In five days he was at Cape St. Vin-   v  cent.    On  the   18th   be   had   the   whito  houses of Cadiz right in front of him and  could see for himself the forests of masts  "  from the ships ar.d transports with which  the harbor was choked.  Here was a chance   ,  for a piece of service if there was1 courage ���������  for the venture.     He signaled for his officers to come on board the Buonaventura.  There  before   their .eyes  was, if  not tho  armada itself, the materials which were to  fit tho,armada for tho seas.   Did they dare  to  go  in  with   him  and  destroy  thorn?  There were batteries at the harbor mouth,  but Drake's  marines .had  faced   Spanish  batteries at   St. Domingo and Cartagena  and had not found them very formidable.  Go  in?    Of   course they  would.    Where  Drake would lead the corsairs of Plymouth  were never afraid to follow.  Tho vice admiral pleaded danger to her  majesty's ships. It was not the business  of an English fleet to be particular about  danger. Straight in they went with a  fair wind and a flood tide, ran past the  batteries and under a storm of shot, to  which they did not trouble themselves to  wait to reply! The poor vice admiral followed reluctantly in the Lion. A single  shot hit the Lipnj and ho edged away out  of range, anchored and drifted to sea  again with the ebb... But Drake and all,  the rest dashed on, sank tho guardship���������a  large galleon-���������and sent flying a fleet of  galleys which ventured too near them  and were,never seen again.  Further resistance there was none���������absolutely none. The crews of the ships  escaped in their boats to land. The governor of Cadiz, the same Duke of Medina  Sidonia who the next year was to gain a  disastrous immortality, fled "like a tall  gentleman" to raise troops and prevent  Drake from landing. Drake had no intention of landing. At his extreme leisure  he took possession of the Spanish shipping,  searched every vessel and carried off everything that he could uso. Ho detained  as prisoners the few men that ho found  on board, and then, after doing his work  deliberately and completely, he set the  hulls on fire, cut the cables and loft them .  to drive on the rising tide under the walls  of the town���������a confused mass of blazing  ruin. On April IS ho had sailed, from,  Plymouth. On the 20th ho entered Cadiz  harbor. On May 1 ho passed out again  without the loss of a boat or a man. He  said in jest that ho had singed tho beard  of tho king of Spain for him. In sober  prose he had done the king of Spain an  amount of damago which a million ducats  and a year's labor would imperfectly replace.    '  The daring rapidity of tho-enterprise  astonished Spain and astonished Europe  more than the storm of the West Indian  towns. The Knglish had long teeth, as  Santa Cruz had told Philip's council, and  the teeth would need drawing before mass '<-  . would be heard again at Westminster. The  Spaniards were a gallant race, and a dashing exploit, though at their own expense,  could be admired by the countrymen of  Cervantes. "So praised," we read, "was  Drake for his valor among them that they  said if he was.not a Lutheran there would  not be the. like of him in the world."���������  Froudo's "English Seamen In the Sixteenth Century."   :���������������������������.., A;v    -.*���������������������������.-  The king of Gr^^-.':wiien..9p������versing  with the megtfte^o^h^ family, never  employCany wal the English language.  He seldom speaks French "and .only uses  Greek when comjoelled to def^b.   ..    .  .!  i  ?  i  'a  4  \ fi  ���������������  sax ���������<?.  ]i  i ������������������'-  *  f  f  Mi  ^cv:^:^2cv2^v;c?sv <*> *a> <a* *iv *j  JOHN  ARTHUR'S  WARD,  DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER  OR THE  By the author of " A Woman's  Crime," " The Missing  Diamond," etc.  *  f  *  CHAPTER X. ^BONNIE, BEWITCHING CLAIRE.  , Four months. Wo find Madeline standing in the late autumn sunset, "clothed  and in her right mind," strong with the  strength of youth, and beautiful with  even more than hor olden beauty.  Fair is tho prospect as seen from tho  grounds of Mrs. Girard's surburban villa;,  and so, perhaps. Claro Keith'is thinking.  Sho is looking down tho level road and  at the trees on cither hand in all , their  October" magnificence ", of scarlet and  brown and gold, half concealing coquettish villas and more stately residences.  The eyes of Madeline were turned away  from tho vista of villas and trees, and  were gazing toward the" business  thoroughfare leading into tho bustle of  the town; gazing after the receding  figure of Doctor Clarence Vaughan as he  cantered away from tho villa;' gazing  until a turn of the road hid him from  her view. Then���������and w hat did she mean  by it?���������she turned her face toward Claire  with a questioning look in her eyes���������the  question camo almost to her lips. But  the words wore repressed. , ��������� l  Bonnie Claire was thinking of anything but Clarence Vaughan just then.  Presently she turned a bright glance  upon her companion, who was gathering  clusters of the fallnNmaple leaves, with  face half averted.  "A kiss for your thoughts, beautiful,  blond Madeline. I certainly think it is  ten minutes since Doctor Vaughan departed and silence fell upon us."  She bent down, and taking her companion's head between two. dimpled  hands, pulled it back, until she could  look Into tho solemn brown eyes.  i "Come now," coaxlngly, "what were  you thinking?"  Madeline extricated herself from  Claire's playful grasp, and replied with  a half laugh: "It must bo mutual confession then, you small highwayman;  how do you liko my terms?"  "Only 60 so," flushing and laughing.  ���������*I was meditating the propriety' of telling you something some day,' and' was  thinking of that something just now,  but���������"   ���������    - "  "But," mimicked Madeline, wlth%half-  hearted playfulness; Vwhat will you give  me to relieve your, embarrassment,   and  guess?"  . ���������   "You can't," emphatically.  "Can't 1? We will see.  My dear, Ifcar  you  have   loft a   little   corner   of   your  heart   behind    you   in   far-away   Baltimore.    You didn't come to pay  your an-  .nual visit to your sister quite hoart free.  Anyone wishing to gain an insight into  the  character   of   Claire   Keith    might  have    taken     a     long    step     in   -that  direction     could     he     havo    witnessed  her reception of  this    unexpected   shot.  She opened her dark eyes in comic amazement,   and dropping into  a garden ohair,  exclaimed, with a look of frank inquiry:  "Now, however could you guess that?"'  "Because," said   Madeline, in   a constrained voice, and with all the   laughter  fading from hor eyes; "Because,   I know  the symptoms "  "I see," dropping her voice suddenly.  "Oh, Madeline, how I wish you couldjior-  get that."  "Why should I forget my love dmam,"  scornfully,  "any more than you yours?'.'  "Oh, Madeline; but you paid you had  ceased to care for" him; that you should  never mourn his loss."  "Mourn his loss!" turning upon Claire,  fiercely. "Do you think it is for him I  mourn my dead; my lost happiness, my  shattered dreams, my life made a bitter,  burdensome thing. Mourn him? I have  for Lucian Davlin but one feeling���������hate!"  Madeline, as she uttered those last  words, had turned upon Claire a faoe  whose fierce intensity of expression was  startling. For a moment tho two gazed  into each other's eyes���������the one with curling lip and somber, menacing glance, the  other with a startled face as if sho read  something new and to bereaved, in the eye  of her friend. ���������'.���������..'  ":'-  Clairo had v.been an inmate of her  Bister's house..for:four weeks. Whon first  she arrived she had heard Madeline's  story, at Madeline's request, from' the  lips* of her sister Olive, and now the  girls wero fast friends. Generous Claire  had found much to wondor at, to pity,  and to love, In tho story and the character of tho unfortunate girl. Possessing  a frank, sunshiny nature, and never  having know an actual grief,, she could  lavish swoot sympathy to one ' afflicted.  But she could not conceive- what it  would be like to live on when faith had  perished and hope was a ��������� mockery. She  had never known, therefore never missed, a father's lovo and care. Indeed, he  who filled the place of father and guardian, her mother's second "husband.- was  all that a real parent could bo. Claire  seldom remembered that Mr. James  Keith was not hir father, and;very few,  except the family of Keith, knew that  "Miss Claire Keith, daughter of the rich  James Keith, of Baltimore," was in  truth only a step-daughter.  Mrs. Keith, whose first husband was  Richard Keith, cashier, in his wealthy  cousin's banking, house," had buried that  husband when Olive was five years old.,  and baby Claire scarce able-to lisp his  name. In a little less than two years  she had married James Keith, the  banker-cousin, and shortly after..- the  marriage,.. James Keith had 'transferred  his business -inteiests to Baltimore, and  there remained.  So Claire's .baby brothe*s;*Jiad never  been told that she was: not their "very  own" sister, lor of Olive   they knew lit^  tie, her marriage having separated them  at first, and subsequently her obdurate  acceptance of the consequences of that  marriage.   '  When the law pronounced her husbana  a criminal, Mr. Keith had commanded  Olive to abandon both husband and  homo, and return to his protection.  This, true-hearted Olive .refused " to do.  Her step-father, enraged at her obstinacy  in clinging to a man who had been forsaken by all the world beside, bade her  choose between them. Either she must  let the law finish Its work of breaking  Philip Girard's heart by setting her free,  or. she must accept the consequences of  remaining the wire of a criminal.  Olive chose the latter, and thenceforth remained in her own lonely home,  never 3ven onco visiting the' place of her  childhood.  "Ho   called my husband a  criminal,  she  said,   "and- I  will never cross ' his  threshold   until   he   has   had    cause  to  withdraw those wordF."  Claire however, announced her intention of visiting her sister whenever she  chose:, and sho succeeded, in ��������� part, in  carrying out her will, for every year sho  passed two months or more with Olive.  What a picture the two girls now  mado, standing face to face. Madeline,  with her lithe grace" of form, her pure,  pale complexion lit up by thoso fathomless' brown eyes, and rendering moro  noticeable and beautiful tho tiny, rosy  mouth; with its satellite dimples; with  such wee, white, blue-voinod hands, and  such a clear,-ringing, yet marvellously,  sweet, voice. Madeline was very beautiful, and Claire, as she looked, at hor,  wondered "how any'man could bear to  lose such loveliness, or havec the heart to  betray ��������� it; as if ever pure woman could  fathom the depth of a bad man's wickedness. > .    * , -  Bonnie, bewitching , Clairo! Never  was contrast more perfect. A scarf, like  scarlet flame, flung about her shoulders,  set off tha richness of her clear, brunette  skin, through which the crimson , blood  flamed' in cheek and lip. Eyes, how  black, now gray, changing, * flashing,  'witching eyes; gray in quiet moments,  ,darkening with mirth or-sadness, anger  or pain ; , hair black and 6llfcy, rippling  to " the rounded, supple waist In glossy  waves.- Not lso tall as Madeline, and  rounded and dimpled as a Hebe.  ,Briirglng,rherwill Into service, Made-  lino banished the gloom from her ,face  and said, with an attempt at gayety:  ' "I* must be a terrible wet. blanket  when,my ghost rises, Claire. But, come,  you have excited my curiosity; let us sit  down while, you tell me more of this  mighty man who has pitched - his tent  in the" wilderness of your heart, to the  exclusion of others'who might aspire."  They, seated themselves upon a rustic  bench, and Claire replied:  "Don't  anticipate   too   much, inquisitor;   I   have  no acknowledged    lover,  but���������"blushing   charmingly,   .".I' have  every   reason * to think that I am   loved  fondly and^sincerely.A.He.ls very handsome Madeline,   and���������but   wait,   I will  show you his-plcture."  .- - Madeline nodded, and.'. Claire  bounded  Away, to return   quickly bearing, in   her  hand .a   finely wrought   cabinet   photograph   encased   in veleyt arid gilt, a' la  souvenir/   Placing   it   in    hor   companion's   hand,    she sat   down with a little  triumphant sigh,   and   gazed over Madeline's shoulder with a proud,    glad  look  in her eyes.  "Blond?" suggested Madeline.  ".Yes," eagerly; "such lovely hair and  whiskers���������perfect gold color; and fair as  a won'an."  "So I bhould judge," and she continued to gaze.  Blond he was, certainly; hair thrown  carelessly'back from a brow broad and  white-, eyes, light, but with an expression that puzzled the gazer.  "Eyes���������what color?" she said, without  taking her own off the picture.  "Blue; pale blue, but capable of such  varying expression."  "Just so," dryly; "they look mild and  saintly here, but   I think thoso eyos  aro  ���������capable of another.expression.      1   could  fancy the brain behinri such eyes to be���������"  "What?" oagerly.  "���������Cruel, crafty, troachorous."  "Oh, Madeline!"  ���������"There, there; I didn't say that  tapping   tho   picture��������� "possessed  qualities.    His  eyes   are unusual  did you ever see his mouth?"  "What, a question���������through all thoso  whiskers? no; but he .has beautiful  teeth."  '���������Ho have tigers.' There, dear, take tho  .picture;.! am no fit judge, -.perhaps.  Remember I once knew a man with the  fiic^ of an angel, and the heart of a fiend.  Your friend is certainly handsome; lut  us'hope ho is equally good."  ' "Ho is; 1 know it," asserted, Claire.  Then she told her companion how she  had mot him at.tho house of a friend;  how. h3 whh ..very learned and scientific;  vory grave and dlgnfliod and very devoted to horsolf. And how, beyond these  few facts, she knew little, if anything,  ���������of her blond hero, Edward Percy.  Madeline reoived this information in a  grave silence, whose chill affected Claire  as well, and after a few moments, as if  by mutual consent, thoy arose and entered the house-  Olive Girard had been absent a week;  gone on a journey, sacred to her as any  Meccan pilgrimage, a visit to the place  of her husband's imprisonment. Every  year she made this journey, returning  'home in sonie measure comforted; for  she had seen her beloved.  She came back on this evening, as the  two girls were mingling their voices in  gay ibrayura duets���������by mutual consent  they avoided all songs of a pathetic  order, for reasons which neither would  have cared to acknowledge.  The evening having passed away,  Claire found herself in her chamber gazing at her lover's pictured face, and  -thinking how good, how noble, it was,  and what a little goose she had been to  allow anything Madeline had said to  apply to him. A sudden thought occurred to, her, and going to Madeline's door,  she tapped gently. The door opened, and  Claire, raising a warning finger, said:  "Madeline, I forgot to tell you that  Olive knows nothing of Edward Percy,  and���������I don't want tb tell her just yet.  Youlwill not mention it?"  4 I  No.  ,,  good-night,       and  pleasant  "goo3-  "Thenf  dreams."  "Thank you," in a grave voice  night."  Clairo returned to her room and pe *  ned a long letter to Edward Percy, fiiil  of sweet confidence, gayety; and trustfulness. She re-perused his last letter, said  her nravers, or-rather read them, for  Claire was a staunch little church-  woman, and then slept and dreamed  bright dreama .*    , , %  he,"���������  these  ones;  CHAPTER XL���������A GLEAM OF LIGHT.  A few moments after Claire's door had  clos.-d for the last time, Madeliue came  cautiously from her room, her slippered  feet making no sound on the softly  carpeted floor. Passing Claire's door,"  she paused before another, opened it  gently, and stood in Olive Girard's bedchamber.  Evidently sho was expected, for a light  was burning softly and Olive sat near  it with a book in her hand, in an attitude of waiting  Madeline seated herself at tho little  table as if quite accustomed to such interviews, and said in a low tone:  s "I am so glad you came to-night; are  you too tired for a long talk?"  ' "No; tell me all that has happened since  I havo beon absent.''  "Olive, I must go away; baok to Bellair," said Madollne, abruptly.  "Madeline, you are mad J To Bellair?  Why, ho is there often now." t  "He will not ilnd mo out, never fear. I  must gOcto Bellair, within'the week."  * Olive leaned forward and scanned the  girl's face closely and long. At last she  said: "Madeline, what is It you meditate? tell me.''  "Going back to Bellair; keeping,an  eye upon the proceedings of Mr. Arthur;  finding out what game that man and  woman are playing there; and bafflin..  and punishing them all."  ' Sho had been kept informed, through  Henry, into whose hands had fallen a  letter in , Cora's handwriting,  the Bellair postmark, and addressed to  Luciin Davlin, who, so Henry said,  "wTent down, on and off," and always  appeared satisfied with the result of  his  journey.  . Olive agrued long against this resolution, but found it impossible todissuade  Madeline.  "It is useless," the girl said, firmly.  "I should have died but for the expectation of a time when I could be avenged,  and this time and I must bring about All  through'my convalescence I have pondered how 1 could best avenge my mother's  wrongs, and my own. Now Providence  has thrown together the two men who  are my enemies; why, I do not yet  know, butperhaps it is that I may make  the one a weapon against the' other.  And now I want to ask you somo questions."  "Ask, then."  VI shall touch upon, a painful subject,  and I will tell you why. After you went  away, the story of your sorrow remained  with me. So I thought the ground all  over, and formed some conclusions. .Do  you wish to hear them?"  Olive nodded,  wearily.  "You have told me," said Madeline,  assuming a calm, ^business-like tone,  "that Lucian Davin testified against  your husband at his trial. Now the  wounded man, Percy, stated that he  recognized tho man who struck him?"  "Yes."  "Well, what was Davlin's testimony?"  "That he saw my husband stealing in  the direction of tho place where" tho  wounded man was found, but a few moments before he was struck, wearing the  same hat and hunting jacket that tho injured man testified was worn by his  would-be assassin."  "Oh!" Madeline knitted her brows  in thought a moment; then���������"Was the  coat and hat Mr. Girard's?"  "Yes; ho had thrown them off in the  afternoon, while the heat was intense,  and had fallen asleep. When he awoke  ho heard them calling him to supper. It  was late in the evening when he remembered his caat; and hat, and went  back to look for them. He went just at  tho time when the man must have been  struck, and his absence told against him  in the evidence.1'  "Did he find his garments?"  "No; they were found by others, not  .where he had left them, but nearer the  scene of the crime."  "Ah! And who was tho first to discover tho injured man?"  "Why, I believe it was Mr. Davlin."  Olive looked more and more surprised at  each question. "Why do you ask these  things, Madeline?"   ,  The girl made a gesture of impatience.  "Wait," she said, "I will explain in  good time." Again she considered.  "Was th6re any ill-feeling between your  husband and Davlin?"  "Thero was no opon misunderstanding,  but I know there was mutual dislike.  Philip saw that Davlin was making systematic efforts to win monoy from tho  party, and had, thorofore, per.suadod one  or two of his friends to givo. gaming little countenance. No doubt he kept  money out of the man's pockot. *'  '���������And what was the standing of that  man and the victim, this Percy?"  "They were much together, and Philip  tells me that ho had sometimes fancied  that Davlin held some power over Percy.  Davlin had won largely from him, and  the man seemed much annoyed, but paid  over the money without demur."  "And now, how did your husband  stand toward-the injured man'r"  "That is the worst part of the story.  They had had high words only that very  day. Philip had been acquainted with  Percy at school, and he knew so much  that'was not in his favor, that he was  unable to conceal his real opinion of  the man at all times. One day high  words arose, and Philip uttered a threat,  which was misconstrued, after thw attack upon Percy. They said he threatened his life. But Percy know that only  his honor was meant. Davlin knew this,  too;'must.-have known it, for he was  aware that the two had met before they  came together with the party."  "I can not see why Lucian Davlin  should be your husband's enemy."  "1 can understand that he hated Philip  for  the   same reason that  a   thief  hates  the   light,   and Philip  had   balked   his  plans."  - "True; and yet���������"  "And yet?" inquiringly.  "Bad as the man is, I can see but,one  motive that could induce even him to  swear away the liberty, almost the life,  of a man who never wronged him.  "Still, he did it," said Olive, with a  wearv sigh.  "True; and he did it for a motive."  "And that motive���������"  "Was the strongest instinct of the  human rac9."  "What?" eagerly.  Self-preservation."  Olive started up with a half cry.  "Madeline, in heaven's name, what do  vou mean?" >  * "That Lucian Davlin threw suspicion  upon the innocent to screen the guilty,'"  said the girl, in a low,-linn tone.  "And tho guilty one, then?"  "Himself. Do you think him too good  for it?" sneeringly.  "No, no! oh, no! But this I had never  thought of���������yet it may bo true. "  She fell into deep thought; after a  time she started up." "I must consult a  detective immediately," 6he said.  "You must do no such thing," cried  Madeline, springing to her feet; "why  did not the detectives find this out before? Bacause they have not my reasons  for hunting that man down. I found  this clue, if it be one. I claim it; it is  my right, and I will have it. If ho is to  be undone, it shall bo by my hands. 1  swear-it!"  They faced each other in silence.  Slowly Olive recalled to her countenance and voice-its usual sweet calm, and  then seated-herself and talked long and  earnestly, with Madeline. - - -  The little bronze clock on the mantel  was on the stroke of two when the conference ended,, aryl Madeline retired to  her own room, but not toc'sleep. She sac  and thought until the dawn shone in at  her window.  One link was missing from the chain;  no  motive   had' been discovered for   an  (������..Ul.        ..   ,     UU        JilUlLIU        *.**.*        WWV..L.    ..*ww  bearing f attack on Percy by Davlin.  "But I will find it," she muttered.  Then, as a new thought occurred to her,  she caught her breath. "Claire's lover is  named Percy; can it be the same? Why  did not this occur to me sooner? Why  did I not ask for h is first' name, and a  description of im? If this man,and  Edward Percy should be one and the  same! Pchaw! the name is not-an uncommon one, and it may be only a coin-  cidenca. But your face is a' bad one,  Edward Percy, and I shall know it when  I see ifc again "  The sun was not high in the heavens  ere Madeline was astir, for her nature  was such that strong excitement rendered rest impossible. Moving.Impatiently  about the grounds, she saw. a familiar  form ' approaching through'" the shrub-  ���������bery, and hastened to meet it.  The blacK visage of Henry beamed  with satisfactionras'he made a hurried  obeisance and placed in her hand abetter, saying:  "Master was preparing for a two day's  journey when this letter came.1 Ho threw  it into his desk, and bade me lock it,  and bring him tho key. His back was  turned, and I took tbe letter before I  locked the desk. It was a long one, and  from her; I thought you might want to  see it.''  "Right, Henry," said the girl, quietly,  as she opened the letter. "You will wait  for it?"  " ies,   miss;   it   must   not bo missing  when he comes."  "Certainly not."  She returned to the letter, and this is  what she read:    t  Oakley, October 11.  Lucian, Mon Brave:  I am in a fine predicament���������have made  a startling discovery. Mr. A��������� has been  sick, and the mischiof is to pay; and his  sickness has brought some ugly facts to  light.  Tho old man is not the sole proprietor  of the Oakley wealth. .That girl who ran  away so mysteriously, and has never  Leen heard of, will inherit at his death.  He can bequeath his widow nothing.  Oh, to know where that girl "is! If sho  is alive, my work is useless, my time is  wasted. I think the old man must  havo driven her to desperation, for he  raved in his delirium of her and her  words at parting. They must have been  "searchers."  Well, to add to the general interest,  Miss Arthur, aged fifty or- so, is here.  She is a juvenile old maid, who has a  fortune in her own right, and so must be  cultivatotl. She dresses like a sixteen-  year old, and talks like a fool,principally  about a certain admirer, a "blond  dcml-god"���������her words���������named Percy.  Something must be done; things must  be talked over. Come down and make  love to Miss Arthur. Her money is not  entailed.  Bring me some Periquos and a box,of  Alexis gloves���������you know the number.  Yours in disgust,  Cora Mmo. Arthur.  Madeline dropped the letter, and stood  amazed. What did it moan? "Cora  Mmo. Arthur!"  Honry stooped for tho letter, and the  act recalled hor to herself. Sho thanked  him for the service he had done her; told  him of her intended doparfrure; gave  him some last instructions, and dismissed him with a kind good-by.  "It is time to act," she muttered.  "Good heavons! tho audacity of that  man and woman 3 She is married to my  step-father, if that letter does not lie;  has married him for money, and is baffled  there. . She hoped to become his widow,  aha! The plot thickens, indeed! Goodness! what a household! That bad old  man, the still viler woman, dangerous  Lucian Davlin, and that funny, youthful, cross, 'conceited spinster,' Ellen  Arthur, who has a lover, and his name  is���������heaven save|| us���������Percy ! That name  will mix itself up with my fate web,  and why? Percy beloved . of Claire;  Percy who brought Philip Girard to hi6  doom; Percy the lover of a rich old  maid, are ye one and tho same? Percy!  Percy! Percy! I must cultivate the  Percys at any cost"  She turned and entered the house, her head  bent, thinking, thinking, thinking.  (To be continued) '  Difficult to Inflict Pain.  The doctor smoked slowly on his  cigar. It was plain that he had something to say.  "I was thinking of my early college  days," he said, "and of a peculiar incident that happened, very soon after I ,  began my studies. The professor was  instructing, the class one day on the  corpuscles of the blood.. In order to get  some fresh blood for microscopical examination each student was ordered to  tie a rag around his forefinger and strike  the top of the finger suddenly with a  needle with sufficient force to .draw  blood. Seems easy, doesn't it? Do you  know there wasn't-a man in tbe class  that did it at the first attempt. It was  funny to watch some of those embryo  surgeons poise the needle wrth a determined air and launch it to within a  hair space of tbe flesh and there stop  dead. Others tried to force the needle <���������  in slowly, but paused very shortly, <  with an expression of pain commensurate to that of an amputation. I my-,  self gave it up as a bad job. audJhaoked  a cavity in jny thumb with a penknife,  and found it easier.  "The fact that we were very young  and inexperienced is no explanation for  this peculiarity, aa I have since founi  by personal test. Almost everybody exhibited the same repui*iauce to inflicting pain in that manner. Try it yourself. " J ,  . The other man tried and succeeded on  the fourth trial.���������New York Sun:  Art of Making a Mustard Plaster.  To put'on a mustard plaster is not at  all difficult, but to do it in the best way  requires some care  and skill.    In the  first place,'remember never to give a  cold mustard plaster to a patient.   To a  weak or sensitive  person  the shock is  often great.    Either mix with very hot  water, or, better still, have a plate'put ,  where it can get warm while you , are .  mixing.    Having everything ready at  hand, mustard, flour  and a spoonful of  molasses, with  a bit of old muslin or  linen���������an old handkerchief is the. best  thing for the purpose. Stir the mustard  and  flour, together first,   making   the'  plaster stronger or weaker with mustard as you have been directed.    Add  the molasses and then  the water until  the smooth mass is about as thick as  porridge or poultice  Spread your cloth  on  the warm plate, using the middle  portion of the linen and leaving a mar-,  gin on all  sides, which  is to be folded  ��������� back at the edges:    P,ut a second cloth  over the-whole, so that the mustard is ^  entirely hid betweeu the two covers aud  keep on the, plate until it is necessary  to   apply   the   plaster.��������� Philadelphia^,  Ledger.'    .     ' A     ,,  Valae of Toes In .Walking.,  The idea that the lesser toes are necessary in walking is generally entertained, and it has been a surprise to European physicians'to learn that amputation of all the lesser toe3 of both feet  has been followed by complete recovery  and the restoration to usefulness of both  the feet operated upon. The feet healed  slowly after the operation, but very  steadily and without unpleasant complications. The operation was performed, and in a little more than a year and  a half the patient danced all'night and,  experienced no inconvenience whatever  on account of having only one toe on  each foot. She rides a wheel, plays tennis and enjoys every sport that girls of  her age are fond of. Tbe cause of the  trouble was originally chilblains, which  was neglected until it produced contraction of the muscles with the most  intense pain, . which was at times so  severe that she could' not e.njoy the  'necessary amount of sleep. Surgeons are  of the opinion that a great deal of needless suffering is endured which mighfc  be relieved by extremely simple operations on the feet.���������New York Ledger..  Dodging- a Shot.       *'WVJ  When Dewey was first lieutenant of"  one  of  the  gunboats which  Farragut  used as  a  dispatch  boat  the admiral ���������  used often to come aboard and steam up -  near   the 'levee'to   reconnoiter.    The'  southerners had a way of rushing a field-  piece to the top of the high bank, firing  point  blank  at  the gunboat  and then;  backing down again.  Upon one such occasion Farragut ^saw  Dewey dodge  a-  shot.  "Why don't ydti stand firm, lieutenant?" said b<*. "Don't you know you  can't jump quick enough?"  A day or so after the admiral dodged  a shot. Tho lieutenant smiled and held  his tongue, but the admiral had a guilty  conscience. He cleared his throat once  or twice, shifted his attitude and finally  declared:       A ���������"���������  " Why, sir, you can't help It, sir. It's  human nature, and there's an end to  it."' ' y A  A General Proposition.  Wick wire (looking at board with  "Pity the Blind" on it)-���������You are no  more blind than I am.  Dismal Dawson���������Well, what's it to  you?  Wickwire���������What business have yon  wearing that card?  Dismal Dawson���������.Tist as much right  as anybody. 1 don t say I'm blind. This  here is jist a abstract proposition. See?  ���������London Tit-Bits.  tf  :������.'  11  m'1  ' fV.'- tl  *A(P  In a Wet Season.  "I see," the editor said, "that you  have rhymed 'agayi' with 'rain.' "  " Yessir, " tho office poet assented.  "Weli.it doesn't go. It may be all  right in the weather report, but you are  hired as a poet."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  .&  "���������.'"������ti  .'All  :   a - ca I  -'���������;���������?.  ���������- t'.\>;L  -  '      i-'"  Fit  ���������-��������� -~A  i;'   '--^'Mk  u -     - -HI  >-  - A<:&Tf|  '"'\AV\!  ,  y     , -. .vi������ \\  A   ' '''Hi  .'Ml  '������! i������T<Jcat.n inr..lr**jirjr  rr-CT-v    ot- MI-WEETCLT    NEWS,    CU1\I?EP.I/AND,    B.    C-    SATURDAY?   DEC-  24th.,  1898  (  i  TflJ Sffli-WliiKLY  mm.  ,  Cumberland, , B. C������  Issued     Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.  SATURDAY,   DEO. 24th, 1898  We hope that the next Dominion  Parliament will put a cLiss of articles, especially fruits, nuts and  foods, which we cannot produce,  on the free list. We rather pay  one dollar direct tax than three  dollars indirect tax.  It is said the new penny postage  stamps will be distributed so as to  be used by Christmas. That will  be nice. We regret that on New  Year's, newspaper postage, except  for the weeklies, within a radius  of 40 miles of office of publication  will be imposed.  uals. The attitude of Great Britian  towards the United States during  the Spanish-American war is producing the best results. Canada's  difficulties with the States will soon  fce settled, and we hope at least a  small measure of reciprocity will  be agreed upon. Let the people oj  Saxon origin unite and we need  not fear the Latin race?.  LOCAL BRIEFS,  A panther was killed up near Matt Little's  this week.  Dr. Lawrence left Friday  tor his home in  Vancouver.  . Eleven o'clock is the official hour for  tiring in Cumberland.  re-  It is now announced that Mr.  Sword, candidate in Cowichan  against Robertson, has resigned his  position as secretary for the Premi  er. This comes pretty late, and  appears to have been forced by the  adverse criticisms of the Province  as well as other papers.  The motion to strike out the  petition in the Lillooet election  case having failed, an appeal has  been taken to the full bench. Justice Martin well said it was best  that these election cases should  be  c*  determined   on their merits,  and  not on technicalities.  Billy Glennon for the present is holding  down the Riverside liotel.  (  Turkeys ! Turkeys ! Leave your order  for Xroas  Turkey at Moore's  j  T. D; McLean, the jewler, returned Wed.  nesday from a visit to the Capital City.  . Mrs. Piket returned home on Wednesday  from a trip to the Capital, for the benefit of  her health.  Master McPhee, who has been at High  School, Vancouver, returned for the holidays on Wednesday.  T W. Holland, provincial aganfc of the  D. B. & L. Association paid the city a flying visit this week, -  Miss.Lida Willemar is spending her holidays with her parents Rev. and Mrs. Willemar of Sandwick.  A concert in aid of   the ' hospital here  will be given on the first  Tuesday  after '  the Janu;irypay-day  H. C. Banks, jeweler^ with T. D, McLean, waa taken to the hospital yesterday,  being ill from a bad cold.  I  A tandem dog team���������a la Klondike���������may  be Been occasionally oh our streets, with a  string of bells around each dog.  The Joint Commission now sitting in Washington will complete,  it is said, their labors, early in January. It is, of course, all a matter  of speculation, as to what they will  agree upon. It is to fete hoped they  will settle all differences, even if  they do not provide for any meas.  lire of reciprocity.  It will be Christmas to-morrow.  Services will be held in Trinity  Church for which the church has  been tastefully, attractively decorated. In the other churches, the  occasion will be suitably celebrated  ���������at the Presbyterian to-night, and  in the Methodist.on Monday night.  As it conies on Sunday we suppose  there will be no week-day holiday  observed in business circles.  An unusual amount of Christmas  goods Irave been sold this saason  and tlie mails have been loaded  down with them, both the out-going  and ip-coming, and will carry into  many homes a feeling of kindly  remembrances.  Since the above was in type we  learn a portion of the stores will be  closed-on Monday.  There is scripture for the doctrine  that whoever resorts to the sword  shall perish by the sword. There  is a great truth in this. Violence  begets violence; hatred induces  hatred, just as friendliness creates  a reciprocity of feeling. This is no  less true of nations than of individ-  The windows of M.   G.  Douglas's bakery establishment   are  quite  attractive'  with contributions from the forest.  Mrs. D. Kilpatrick and son and Miss  Mazie Williams have returned from a visit  to relatives in Wellington and Vancouver.  The hotels at Union Bay are crowded, aud  wc judge from appearances tha' the Cumberland hotels are pretty full including the  Union Hotel.  The Wellington Enterprise evidently  thinks Oyster Bay where the new wharves  of the Dunsmuirs are going up, will be a  big place.  NOTICE.���������Shooting tournament  at Courtenay on Dec. 26th. . All  entry money put in the purse as  well as the $10 added by Mr.  McCallum.  Among our advertisers we notice plenty  of nice things for Xmas. There is the Big  Store, both departments, Moore'e Peacey's  Cheap John's Stoddart jewelry establishment, and Stevenson & Co's..  STRAYED.���������A year old heifer came  on the Westwood farm. Comox, about  Nov. ist. The owner is requested to  prove property, pay expenses and take it  away.  R. J. SMITH.  A young lady, who has recently gotten  herself a blue (navy cloth) dress, is shaking  in her shoes for fear tbe collector of customs  may espy it. "Why," said she, "they tell  me if he should see me with it ou, in the  street, he would seize it right then and  there." "And if it was a cold dny," remarked her companion, "it would be just  awful, you know."  The Xmas decorations at Trinity Church  are most effective and reflect much credit to  the ladies and gentlemen who have givjn  their taste and work to complete the most  beautifi'l church decoration seen in Cumberland. The arch of green surmounted in the  centre by a cross, just in front of the chancel is very impressive in design. Across the  windows in gold letters upon a crimson  background are the words, "Glory to God  in the highest, and on earth peace, good  will toward men." Holly, and evergreens  were used, for designs, and produce an  artistic effect, i  Xmas*  Tr.ee  ��������� at the-  resftyterian Church  TO-NIGHT .  at 7:30. No charge for admission. There  will be the ^usnal entertainment and  everybody is welcome.  Xmas   Tree  ���������at the���������    ,  IITHODIBT CHUBBflV  MONDAY EVENING  DEC. 26th.  All are welcome.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  evening.     Rev. J.   X.  Willemar,  the  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST   GEORGE'S   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at n  a.m. and  m. Sunday   School  at 2:30.    Y. P.  meett. at   the  close  of evening  , Rev. W.. C.   Dodds, pastor.  ,7 P.  S. C. E  service.  DISSOLUTION' OF PARTNERSHIP.   ,  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between  the undersigned, carrying on business  under the firm name of McPhee & Moore  was, by mutual consen', dissolved on the  14th of November 189S, the Courtenay  business of the late firm will be carried  on by Mr.,Joseph McPhee,.to whom all  accounts due there are to be paid. The  Cumberland business will be carried on  by Mr. C, J. Moore, to whom accounts-  due the firm there are required to be  paid.  JOSEPH McPHEE,  C.  J   MOORE.  Nov. 25th, 1 .S98  THE  NEWS  RfrW  TSSUED   ON    TUESDAYS  ���������*��������� and Saturdays,  IS THE ONLY B.C.  Newspaper outside  of   the   chief  cities  having   a SPECIAL  TELEGRAPHIC  SERVICE  In addition to that  it pays  SPECIAL ATTENTION  to   the   news   of the  District.  "VTOW advertisements can be  ^   displayed    near    reading  matter and    are    sure to    be  read.    This  is  of   special  advantage    to   those    desiring   to  reach   the    public   with    greater  frequency than formerly, and makes  the NEWS valuable   for' WANT  ADS,  LOST ADS, LOCALS, ETC.  The News has a good job  plant and can turn out anything in that line with neatness  and dispatch.  SAD  STORY  of   suffering    and   final  death  might be told if that neglected  cough and cold is not quickly-  arrested.  LAMBERT'S SYRUP  OF DOUGLAS PINE  taken in time  will   prevent  all  this.  Purchase a    bottle   of   your  Druggist, 25 cents.  WAIsl.TS,  T 1 ~ - ���������������������������������������������!���������_ jam  AGENTS  Those handling '"War with Spain" are  making money. A good share of the profit  is ymns if you take hold. Seven hundred  pages, two hundred illustrations ' and sells  oheap. We give big commission; pay  f 1 eight, tell on time, and supply outfit free.  BiiADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limited,  TORONTO.  WANTED  Men of force of character, who can furnish horse and rig, for three months.  Straight salary tonght parties.  T.H. LINSCOTT, Toronto.  WJLIiTED.���������Farmers' sons or other industrious persons, of fair education, to whom  ������40.00 a mouth would-be an inducement. I  could also engage a few ladies at their own  homes. ' o'  AT; H. LINSCOTT, Toronto-  AGENTS.     ���������  We pay straight weekly salaries of from  $10 co $20, according to ability, for cauvas-  sera on "Life and work of Gladstone." The  demand for this wonderful book is keeping  all bauds working early and late. The ou-  ly Canadian arid. British work published.  Eudorsed by the Royal Family and leading  public men.    A big, cheap book.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  .     TORONTO  COME TO  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  CORPORATION CITY of .CUMBERLAND  ELECTION BY-LAW 1898.  Whereas it is expedient to pass a by-law  to regulate those who are qualified to vote  for mayor and aldermen at the election to  be held on the first Saturday in Januar  .] 899, provided that more than the numbe  repuisite be nominated on the Saturday previous.  Therefore the Municipal Council of Cum-  berlaud enacts as follows: '  The following persons shall be entitled to  vote in the City of Cumberland for mayor  aud aldermen or commissioners in any ward  in which they may be registered; hut it shall  not he lawful for any person to vote for  mayor or com miss ioneru at more than one  polling place at one and the same e ection.  1. A male or female of the full age o  twenty-one years, being a British subject  aud not otherwise disqntiliified, who is assessed for real propersy within the municipality to tho value of not less  fifty  dollars.  2. Auy male or female of tho full  age of  , twenty ono years,   being  a British subject  and not otherwise disqualified, who has e-  sided and been a householder,in the municipality for the'six months immediately preceding the first Monday in December In  each year and who pays as such household,  er a rental or rental value of not less than  sixty dollars-a yea', and who shall have  paid on or before the fiif;eenth day of Decern  ber next preceding the date of the annual  election iu each year, all taxes due by him  or her, and who shall have at the time of  making such payments, applied to the city  clerk to have his or her name entered as a  voter, in the ward in which he or ahe is a  resident householder, and at the seme time  produced such evidence as to satisfy thesaid  clerk that he or the is a bonatide resident  householder entitled to be entered on the  voters' list by virtue of this section, and  who shall have between the fifteenth day of  November, or after the date'of such payment and the fifteenth day of December fob  lowing, personally delivered to the. city  clerk a. statutory/ declaration made or subscribed before a judge, magistrate or notary  public iu the form and to the effect as found  in Municipal Clauses Act, sec. 300, clause 2  This by-law may be cited for all purposes  as the City'of.Cumberland Election By-law  189S. '  j  Passer!   the  Minicipal -Council  the  25th  day ot November, A. D., 1S98.  Reconsidered and finully  passed the 25th  day of November A. D.' 1898.  Signed and sealed, btie 25th-day of November A D. 189S. . ,    '   "'  , Signed, Lewis Mounce, mayor  Signed L   W. Nunns, City Clerk.  Gordon Murdock,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  B L A C K S M I T H I N G  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired.  Mik,  'E99K  Vegetables.  Having secured the Han igan ranch  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh egj������s, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share of patronage is  solicited.  ���������.'I  JAMES REID,,  PBOPESSIOITJLIj,  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  <���������       ~  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Owicb, Third Street andDunsmnir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday of ���������.  each month and remain ten days.  HARRISON P.  MILLARD,  Physician,   Sukgeon   and - Accoucheur.  Offices: Willard Block, Cumberland  Courtenay House, Courtekay.. ���������  Hours of Consultation:  Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.    "  Courtenay, 7 to 9  A. AT. AND P. M.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, .Comox, B. C.  COURTENAY  {Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.   McCallum, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  ��������� Proprietor. -<* ���������  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.1  (O  Society     Cards  Hiram Loo^e No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers    cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  , Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. Oj F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m.   Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.    ~  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  I     O     O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.    11,   meets   e ery  Fr.day night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.   .  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels ef the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information  leading to  conviction.  W. E. Norris, Sec'y  For Sale���������One story and a half dwe.l  ing house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc..  on eat.y terms.    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  The best corner business lot in town  for sale for a third less than its value  Enquire at News Office.  X  Delivered  daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SON.  because its ** shine **  long, and seems too simple.  Pays him better to use a  wax pore-filler, and polish  up a previous palish.  Paid by the week,  instead o������ by the pair,  he'd shine the actoal  leather,   hard   and  smooth surfaced, with  J^szaoa-frJ'UiU'Ji ti iirnw fli m,m  1  t"ii.  I  A  .Hi  1  y>i  1  I  Mi  i  yi  Simon Leiser, Sole Local  Agent,  '���������.a

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