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Array X  i&ai SbPt te?? ks itts iRsS ESS  m\  "BOS.  . JQBMNIIIII^  Give us a Trial,  we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.'  SIXTH YEAR,  u  CUMBERLAND, B C      TUESDAY DEC. .27th;, "1808  ks3  eaa  filj      r\ 1  J t J  ������  pow  ���������������*  n  .,     Everything in the Holiday Line goes at-cost  '/before the New Year. ' '      -'    ���������  *    * /  This is a Grand Opportunity to buy books,  etc., at prices to surprise you.  b  ������2TBealer in  Stoves and Tinware  < *       ������  Plumbing" arid general  -' *"-' . *  ��������� 0.' Sheetiron'work .  '     PROMPTLY    DON-E  ."rsr Agent for tb.e  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges .  Manufacturer of.  I'    NewAir-ti^'ht heaters  i������f  FOR A  neat    fitting suit  of clothes.  Go to Carey's, the tailor.  Next door 'west of the Drug  store.  PRICES REASONABLE  %������_?  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  ^e���������~~     Li VERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  T������  jdctS  "0^  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  cumbe;u.axi\  b, a  Luib-iiditU ii   ?vu-tiXoi  ���������Notch Hill .Ranch,(  Nanoosk Bay, 1-5 C.  'Breeder of .thoroughbred'' and Ki.,,.)  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black  Xangshangs.    Over   170   prizes   won  in the last.five .years.    At Vancouver's  recent   Show,  out   of an   entry  of 28  birds 26 secured prizes.  I   gaurantec   10    birds   to  tbe  hatch  Infertile   eggs   replaced.    Eggs  $2.00  per setting of 15.  TO  STODDA  THE WATCHMAKER,  AND JEWELER.  ���������If you v/ant any thing dn the Jewel  -ry line for Christmas. '  Opposite Waverly Hotel,  ���������wt"WP������acWiam*/.tt*^^r:rzj.,l3r..i. -*Z-:-l=--  ��������� AGENTS  We pay straight we-'idy "������������������"hm?*; of from.  $10 to ������20, according to td>iii*y, for hauvhs-  serrf on "Lifo aad work or O'lidstone." The  demand sor .thja ���������i ondsrfnl hook is seeping  all hands working early a.r.d Ir.te. The only Canadian and British work prdilu-hed.  Endorsed by ths P^oyal'Family'and leading  public men. .A-big, cheap book.  BRADLEY-GAItR-ETSON CO., Limited,  TORONTO  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership . heretofore subsisting between  the undersigned, carrying" up. business  under the firm name of .McPhee & Moore  was, by mutual consent, dissolved on the  14th of'November -1898, 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 M-cPHEE,   ���������-  C.  I   MOORE.  Nov. 25th, 1S9S . <     ' '  CORPORATION CITY of CUMBERLAND  ,    ' *    ELECTION BY-LAW 189S.     '-  Whereas it, io expedient zo pass a by-law  to rt.guk-.be those- who are qualified to vote  for ma-or and aldcrtacu at tho election to  be held ou th������ iirst "Saturday in Jauuar  JS99, provided that more than tho- niiiJe.bc  ropuisise be nominated on the Saturday previous.  Therefore tne Municipal Council of Cumberland euaots as follows:  Ths following persona shall be entitled to  vote in tho City of Cumberland for mayor  arid aldermen or commissioners in any ward  in which thoy may be registered; but it shall  not; bo lawful for any pevson to vote for  iiv-yor or commie1 i-.xifcrs at more than one  polling p'tco ,st, on,- and. the same e ection.  1. A mala   or fcur-ile of the  tell ,ege   o  tweray-one  years,  being a   British aubject  j and not otherwise diaquaiiif'ed, "who is aa-  neiised for-real properey within the mauicl-  pality to the vaiue of^atfete  fifty   dollacb.  2. 'Any male or female of the full  age of  1 twenty one years,   being  a British  subject  and not otherwise disqualified, who has e-  sidod and been a householder'in the municipality for the six months immediately preceding tho fust Monday iu Dec-ember In  each year o._d who pays ay uuch household,  er a r'.-r.t'jl or rtn'V-. value of not lean than  jb.ty doil'-."s a yea*-, &;:& who shall have  paid or. oj bt *ore tho fiificench day of Dect-ui  ber next weo jduji-. Mi*s dn'o of tbe. annual  election in c  or;hor, aud ���������  ���������h iOir, ail uircea  due  who  ahull   have  i\b  ti  tty  him  ' time of  uiakiug such'payments, applied   to   the city  cUrk. to have his-or her  name  entered as a  voter, in the ward-in which  he  or  sheaa a  ���������resident householder, and at tlie  s^me time  produced-&neh evidence as to aatiafy thesaid  clerk that ho or 'ihe   is a   boi.ia.tide  resident  householder eutitkd to be   entered  ou  ihu  votera' list, by  virtue  of  this  section,  and  who shall havo between the fifteenth''day of  November, or after  the . date  of  such pay-  meui;\x?f.d tho fifteenth.day'of December following,   personally   delivered   to  the   city  clerk a statutory declaration   made  or sub-  .scrip d before a judge, magistrate or notary  public i?i ihe form aud to the effect u3'found  in Municipal Claused Act, sec. 3C0,  claus*- 2  This by-law may be cited for all purposes  as the City of Cumberlaod Election  By-law  1S9S  Passed  the Minicipal  Council  the 25th '  day of November, A. D., .1808.  ���������Reconsidered aad finuiiy  paayed the 2Dth  day of Noven:ber'A. D. 189S.  Signed aud aealed.the -25th day of November A. D. 1803.  Signed, Lewis Mounce, inj.yor  oi.^sea L. VV. -Nunns, City Cici ic.  WANTED  Mod of force of character, who can furnish horse and rig, for three months.  Straight salary to right parties.    .  T. H. LINSCOTT, Tojronto.  LATEST BT WIRE.  ELECTION CASES.  Victoria, Dec. 25.���������Prentice abandon-  ed his appeal against the judj<mcrtL on  the preliminary objections; and the -case  will come on -trial on January 4th. Martin vs. Deane is also set for January 4th.  SOAPY SMITH'S GANG  Nanaimo,   Dec.    25. ���������Advices    from  Skagway-. reports   that   Soapy   Smith's  .gang who,robbed John   Stewart   of this  city were found  guilty in /the   Supreme  ( Court. ' Mr. Stewart has,, his  money   returned to him. '     '  ��������� , >  '    COWICHAN ELECTION.  Duncans, Dec. 24.���������This was nomina-'  tion day for the Provincial.,bye-election.  The candidates we're as already announced, Mr. Robertson oi ;Cowichan and' Col.  Sword.    Polling will take place   on   the  28th.- .*"'"  -i'V.". .  NAVY MOVEMENTS.'  Victoria, Dec. 25.���������Either the H.M.S.  Warspite or'.the H..M.S.-Terrible are  to  - -' * '��������� , ,    ���������"    .  relieve the  Imperieuse   onAhis   station  next March. *  CROW'S NEST PASS COKE.    ���������  1 \  , Toronto, Oat., Dec. . 26tb���������Robert Jef-  -' fery has r'ecurned .from ttie west. He says  the w'row'a Nest Pass Co.'' now have 50 o-  vens working ar^d are, likely to have 200  next year. The present -output is SO -tons-  daily.        ' ' .-  mmm m ���������������&��������� roast turkey,  ������-%um Puddings,  Oandiesm  ' Dates,  Nuts, ��������� Oranges,  ���������    " ' Figs, Etc.  1 ' 1  Fancy Goods'fjr Xmas presents.  High Class IJishes, Dinner and Tea Sets,  5 o'clock Teas-   Fancy Larap^  Ii ,  ect. all of the best   COME AND SEE THE NEW GOODS,  AT  - MOORE'  Thanking my patrons for their past favors and asking" a. continuance of th.������  sarne for the new iirra, etc. ���������O. J. Moore.'  -EI3 FEELINGS WERE   HURT.  *'1 used to - thir.k.uthese mother-in-law  jol.es were iiction,"-said -a young man with  a fancy "veat and 0 receding-i(?hin, ."but T  guesa they'i'o justifiable."  "Has youra heen cruel to you ?"  "Yes, I told two er three -of these stories about a man's being glad to bo rid of  his wife'a mother, and sho said that if I  kept on talking iu that manner she'd stop  paying the house rent and the coal bill and >  the^axes, and that ahe'd take her furniture  to fix up a home of her own. The idea of "  threatemay a man in. that way, in cold  blood ! "���������Washington Star.  CITY COUNCIL.  Council met Friday evening with ,the usual number.  Letter read from Messrs Nicolft Theobald  complaining of bad condition of road' and  want of sidewalk���������laid, oa table.  ACCOUNTS PRESENTED.  Thomson $20 for street lighting for December; C. J. Moore, coal oil, ������13.35; Gordon Murdock ������19.25, teaming; B. C. Gazette ������7.25; rent for December $8.00; News  , publishing election ' by-law $6.00; Cheap  John's account SO .cents; Clerk,, half year  salary ������72.50; office, 30 cents;��������� Tarbell's.  account, $5.25; F.'L. Nunns, 51.15,' labor.  Referred to Finance Committee,' and if  found correct, to be paid.    r   .    ,  It was agreed to amend the scavenger bylaw, but thi& can only be done by an amend  ' ment by-law which ean.be passed, of course  -y   1 ��������� ' *j'.        ������������������. *    ���������"     '  m one evening   as   an -emergency   in   the  usual form.  The sum of ������105 was voted' to pay the  .balance'due on'Ihe Fire Sall-buildiiag* -' -  The royresencation of the three wardB  was made even���������thctt is two aldermen each.  All accounts against the city are requested to be handed,in by DeeembMrSlst.  Adjourned to.Friday night..  '"GETHSEMANE.*  In golden youth, when seems the earth  A summer land for singing mirth,  When souls are .^lad and hearts are light,  And not a shadow lurk* in sight���������  We do not know it, but there liea  Somewhere veiled under evening skies,  A garden all must some time see,  Somewhere lies our Gefch-aemane  With joyous steys wo go our ways,  Ycmr.u lends a hodo to vhc days;  Light sorrows ssail. like.uiouds afar,.  Welangh and. 3-i.y how-strvwag we are ; ���������.'.'  We hurry on, anil 'hurryiag go  .Ch se to tlie border laud of Woe  Thar. -K-'iiite for you and wake for me,  Forever waits Gethyemane.  [streams  Dov,*n shadowy idfie.*!, acop.3 strange  Bridged over'by our broken dreams,  .Bsliiud tho misty cape of years,  Clos-a to the great salt font of tears,  Xhe-gnrdcn liea; strive as.you may  You cannot miea it on your way,  All yatlis that have been or shall bo  Pass somewhere througa Gethseinane.  AU those who journey, soon or late,  Muot *.>a-js .vifciiiu the garden gate,  Must kneel alone-Hi-darkness: there,  And battle with some fierce despair :  ���������God pisy thoae who eioaotsay,  "No*; mine, but. Thhie," who only pray,  "Let tnis Cuy ua<;-,,; aad cannot; aee  ,  Tho. nnrijose in k.T:-t-li!5i������:r������.aie,  f '������ It  it! -err   ������*!���������  % }������  fOR Sal?:���������One story ar.d a half dwel  mg house ol" six room's, kail, ���������p.Hntrv, etc.  on easy 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.  ���������OF LOCAL FLAVOR  The account of the Children's ��������� Carnival held in Victoria in aid of a children's  ward in the Jubilee Hospital, contained  in the Colonist is of interest here as-ladies of this district contributed to its success. The doll displa\ is thus spoken1 of:  "Among the dolls that deserve honorable mention are the following.  Court Lady, dressed and contributed  by Miss Simpson.  Tailor di-essed doll, contributed by  Mr. Stewart.  Bride from Nanaimo.  Bride from Metchosin.  Doll dressed in complete traveling outfit by   Mrs.   Berther of Saanich,  which  wun the locid prize bv Mrs. Tresech.  Do!! by little Hilda Walker, of .Saanich,  ���������which .won the children's local prize  offered by Mrs. Bradley-Dyne.  Baby doll, dressed by Miss. Dunsrnuir.  "Our Lady of the  Snows;"   with complete  insignia,  designed  by   Mrs..Craft..  Mrs.   Gore's    beautiful   doll  in   evening*  dress, AND THE DOLLS ���������CONTRIBUTED BY  Mks. Little and Mrs. Clinton or  O'-MOX. This district, sent 14 dolls ail  exceptionally wel! "dressed.  Finally,, mention must be of the kindness of Mr.' Dunsrnuir in allowing half  rates on the E. & N. railway to all desir-  ingto visit the carnival..... .The committee also gratefully acknowledge Mrs.  Dunsniuir's donation of $50.00 towards  the fund for the children's ward, making  tbe.'gross receipts $1:900.  PASSENGER LIST.  Per City of Nanaimo, Dec. 21.  J. P. Davis, Haslam, IT. Boding, S. Bas-  sett, L .E. Herpin, Mrs. Laird, Miss Williams Miss' M. Wilson, F/ W. Holland,  White, W. H. Woodland, Mr. Larson and  Mrs. Larson, Mr. Mrs. Westwood, V. Mar-  go, A. Amnio, Miss K. Smith, Meyer, G.  Miss McKay, J Perry, J. McPhee, Mrs.  Mrs. Kilpalrick, B.aby, Mrs, Margo, Mr.  Smith, G. Soaife, Echel Laird, Miss Wilson,  H-Martin, A Pickles, S. McKelvey, Miss  D. >Orawford.  Looal OMstmas Story.  - Ln a lowly cabin in Union sat a young" ���������  man, not long from thfe Old Gomvtry.. He  appeared lonesome, and home sick.' 1*  was Monday,  which  was  being kept-as  Christmas," far from friends, and want of  any thing lively going on,-made the time..  diag heavily.    He had not   received any-  letters tor some -time from  "the girl he  left behind him." - Upon lfcfee .stove a pot ��������� ,  of pork and beans was boiling, but bis.  cabin mate was off to the shooting tounv -".  ament at Courtenay, and without .Xmas ,  dinner -   specially    -inviting,    the    day '������������������  looked dreary enough.  Just as he threw himself on  his bed to  dream away the lime, there came a .knock  upon the door.    "Come- in," he languidly   \  answered, without rising.  Here's   some   mail for yoa," shouted  Jones, his next door'neighbor, "I've just  been to  the. post office   thinking   some  inight come up" from  Comox, where our  mail is frequently sent        .-        A'    *~-:  " Kribs,  for, that, was the young man's  uame, jumped up   as   if  he"   had  beea  touched by an~'e-lectnc sh'oclc, and sprang- ;  for the   letter which   Jones handed  >ai������L  His eyes sparkled as he eagerly  devoured the contens.    Then turning to Jones  who  had  been  standing  eying hh*n,, he,  enquiied, "Where's the other?" ':  "What other?" said Jones with a blank  innocent look.  "Why, her photograph!" was the con- *.  fessing answer. ������������������  "Whose?"  "I'll show you if you'll let me have-it  quick."  "Well, here it is," andAones ^handed.  him the coveted  package  "This .is a sister's picture" explained  Kribs as he tore off the covering, revealing the pleasant features of a youn^*  woman of about 17 summers.  "Whoae sister," persisted Jones, as*he  continued to eye nis companion. "Come,"  said he, "you may as well admit its not  yours, and I'll give you the rest, and not  before."    ���������  "Well, I admit everything. Now'what  else have you?"  "'This .package,'' replied Jones  holding   i  up a.good sized box to go by mail.  .'It was opened and found to   contain .a   .  neciktie,  silk  handkerchiefs,  and a caE*fi  with some nice verses on it.  There was another knock at ihe-dooc  "Come in," Kribs  shouted.  A little  bov   appeared   with   a  .note.  Opening it   Kribs  found it contained f������m  invitation to dinner at Mrs. Riches.  "Well,'' he exclaimed, "my  Christmas  ,  isn't a bad one after all, and Union .isn't  a bad place to live in."  Then Vie went over to one of the open  shops una bought u babket of oranyefi  and went around the^streets., giving every  child he met some fruit; sent another  basketful to the hospital for the sick; calW  ed at The Nksvs Oefice and patd tvw������  years Subscription in advance, and finally-  sent up to be hung on the Xmas .tree at  the Methodist Church that evening a  magmficient gift with the name of Mr.  Jones duly.labelled upon it!  Billy Blum.  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  ��������� r  i-  ^ 1  'i ' ' 'J  t  ' LP  L  i  ���������^  '������"j.'"i!  -- "������  *  "  L ir**;  1 ���������> ���������.1"!  '   i.-f'  ;"  1  .V'r;^  -  -1  -7^  x  *'         "  . ' Vi-'r"!  ���������" eft  *   ���������*'  "   -,,*l  ���������d  ' -/fj  r-L  (  r _      '  ,A  '^i  -> '1  ^ ,Mri* <l  -    villi  'vA-'&P  . ���������     'j i  < * ��������� .. c'i -4  y -' - -"''Aril  ��������� -   Viv'l  ���������     1 ..   ,At>| J  INI  f^ii-yy.i  'i'&ii  \&{x$y;#  HSlA;5  yyy-yy-.H ������y,:  Gigantic Scheme to Prey Upon  ,       Fast Young Noblemen.  NO    HESITATION-   AT    HOMICIDE.  A Successful Confidence Man Among British Bluebloods ��������� Conspiracy Involving  Prominent Money Lenders���������Biff vLife Insurance Payments Secured by Murder.  Alfred" John Monson is under arrest in  London for complicity in a gigantic scheme  of murder. , Monson is tho same man who  in 1S93 was tried for the murder of Lieutenant Dudley Cecil Hambroughat Ardla-  , mont, Scotland. Ho benefited $100,000 by  Hambrough's death. They went out together, and Hani brought was,found dead,  , shot by Monson's gun. Tho jury returned  tho peculiar Scottish verdict of ''Not proven."  At Tangier, in Africa^ Owen Callan is  on trial for the attempted murder of Herbert Birkin, a rich young Englishman.  Birkin has testified that he had executed  life' insurance   policies   for   $250,000   to  / ATTEMPT TO KILL BIRKIN.  money lenders whose names he had for  gotten. ' It is believed that Callan, thb  money lenders and - Monson were all accomplices in a conspiracy to murder Birkin.  i    Monson, who is ndt yet 35 years old, is  credited withchaving ruined more young  men than  any other person in England.  .- He is tho most conspicuous character in  the fast set of'young men who pervade the  ��������� music halls and night clubs of London.  His notoriety alone is sufficient to attract  attention from  many, newcomers  to  the  metropolis. Monson is hand in glove with  more young noblomeri than any other man  in .London.    He knows all the fast scions  of tho great houses who come to London  in tho season.   .  When one of them comes into his titles  and estates, he is, if disposed to go the  pace, soon found in  Monson's company,  and as long as  his money lasts he  is sur-'  rounded by seeming friends.   But there is  nothing new in swindling a spendthrift  of his money.    What; has made Monson  notorious is the   number   of   suspicious  deaths  in which  he has been concerned.  ��������� These were  all  the deaths of influential  young men who were friends of his and  who had  recently been insured for enor-  mous sums of money. .....������������������..;,���������  He is supposed to be the.originator and  -chief of a gang of conspirators now operating in England with the object of victimizing British and American insurance  -.���������companies, trust companies and similar  financial institutions." Tho young noblemen with whom Monson associates attract  to hiiii' great numbers of untitled sons of  "the wealthy classes; Among these people  in England it is no unusual thing for. single individuals to carry life insurances of  $250,000 ,to ������500,000. : They have also under British law disposing power over large  , sums of money dependent .upon another  life, so that the deaths of people who never  knew Monson may benefit his victims or  himself. ���������  London was for a long time puzzled to  know what Monson was up to. Everybody who inct him���������and he knows thousands of people in London���������was assured  ��������� that hero was a man who would never lie  'idle. His face is full of resolution and  energy. He has a strong character and is  a natural leader. One of his most surprising characteristics is his power over young  men almost after the first meeting. He  exercises a great and peculiar fascination.  It was supposed for a time that Monson  was living an extravagant lifo upon the  money he acquired through tho death of  Hambrough, but after a time tho records  of tho bankruptcy court���������that great clearing house for broken fortunes and ruined  noblemen���������began to throw his name to  tho surface  Almost every young swell who came  into the bankruptcy court was a friend of  Monson. Most.of them were indebted to  him. In a great many cases he it was  who encouraged them to squander their  "fortunes and then introduced them to the  money lenders. The mere fact that a man  was bankrupt was no reason why he  shouldn't have plenty of money if ho were  a friend of Mohsom Did ho not have a  life insurance policy? Was he not heir to  some property in which some other living  person had a life interest? Was he not"  heir to an entailed estate, no matter how  far removed? These were only a few of  the forms of property upon which Monson  knew how to raise plenty of ready cash.  One must remember that there is no  usury law in England, and that rates of  interest as high as 75 per cent or 100 per  cent or 200 per cent are legal and can be  collected by law if ohce the signature of  the victim is secured.  The majority of Monson's victims are  never heard of in the law courts, as their  families pay almost any sum of money to  save the family honor.    It is, however, a  far more serious  matter in which  he ia  now concerned.  This is what is known as the Tangier  mystery. It bears a striking resemblance  in some of its features to the Ardlamont  mystery." Both are also suggestive of the  celebrated Burcbell-Pelly murder case,  which occurred near Woodstock, Ont., a  few years ago and excited both continents.  In that case Reginald Burchell, an Oxford  man of good family", like Monson, decoyed  young Englishmen to Canada to murder  them. He was tried and convicted for the  murder of Douglas Raymond Pelly and  was duly hanged. The Tangier mystery is  being closely investigated at the present  time by the Scotland Yard police.  Herbert Birkin. the victim of tho Tangier tragedy, was one of four sons ot a  millionaire Nottingham lace manufacturer. Upon the death of their grandfather,  William Clift Maxtou, each of these four  sons is to inherit $2,500,000. The family  is enormously wealthy, for besides the  grandfather's great fortune tho father of  the four Bii'kin boys has millions in his  own right.       ���������      , i  Herbert Birkin, accompanied by a valet  and a man described as Owen Callan, arrived at Tangier about two months ago  and put up at the Bristol hotel. They  spent their time sightseeing and playing  billiards. Birkin was paying the expenses  of the small party, and Callan appeared to  be a friend of his.  Early on the evening of May 19 Birkin  and Callan visited the Continental hotel  and played a game of billiards. When they  had finished playing, Callan was heard to  invite Birkin to take a walk down to the  beach. Birkin refused to go, but some  time after both of them were seen sitting  on the wall leading to the beach. They  came back to the hotel about midnight  and went to their sitting room. It has.  now been provell that Callan asked Birkin  to go to the' window and see if the street  electric lights were out. Birkin did so.  ��������� As he was standing there Callan made a  .rush at him and-attempted to throw him  from the window. Birkin managed to  break away,'and he ran down the stairs  calling for assistance. ��������� Callan rushed after  him, caught him near the room of the proprietor of the hotel, seized him by tho  throat and drew a pistol. He fired at Birkin, the bullet entering* one side of his  face and passing out of the other. Then  Callan drew a s'ungshot and began to beat  Birkin about the head. At this stage the  hotel porters arrived and separated the  men. They were taken to the British consulate, and when Birkin recovered Callan  was put on trial.  Birkin testified that he had made a will  making Callan his sole executor. This he  had sent to Sam Lewis, the London usurer, in order to raise money.  An investigation took place in London  at the same time. This brought out many  extraordinary facts. It appears that a few  months ago Herbert Birkin was insured in  15 of the leading London life insurance  offices. The aggregate amount of insurance upon his life at the time he went to  Tangier was $375,000, the policies being  conditional upon his predeceasing his millionaire grandfather, who is now 87 years  of age. They were, therefore, policies for  only a very short time. In order to die  within the specified time, Birkin would  have to-die quickly. His grandfather during the past few weeks has been quite  weak, which may have hastened the trip  to Tangier. The policies were taken out  by the Life Interest and Reversionary Security Corporation, with offices in Piccadilly.    '  Birkin knew Monson, and Monson is  said to have arranged many of the details  of'the insurance. There is no knowing  what documents he may riot have secured  from Birkin. Birkin's family are said to  have been ignorant of his life insurance  and the companies refuse to tell in whose  favor the policies have been made out,  their mouths  being sealed until the Scot-  THRILLING BULLFIGHT.  How an Unarmed   Dakota Man  Fought a  Big Durham.  Carey Volin, a respected farmer of  Yankton county, N. D., tells the following remarkable story: "About 5 o'clock  Sunday morning, as I was coming across  the large pasture, the big Durham bull,  which had been pasturing there lately,  suddenly began to canter across the lot toward me. He acted as if the gnats had  bothered him or he had been stungbyhornets. His tail was thrashing around, and  he bellowed like mad. I didn't think the  old fellow would go for me, but he did at  once.  "I threw my lasso, but missed him. He  charged me, and I tried to catch hold ol  his horns, thinking I could get on his  back. He tossed mo aside, and I thought  my back was broken, as ho had caught me  lengthwise on his horns.  "I was so much surprised by the quick  way he put his head down and ran I hardly knew what to do. There wasn't; any  tree near, andthe fence was three,or four  rods away. -I tried to mako for the gatepost, but he was too quick for me and  headed me off. Just then I stumbled and  fell. I heard his hoofs pound along and  shut my eyes, for I know ho'd rip mo to  pieces in a minute.  "He stopped short, though, and his hot  breath', right in my face, sort of mado me  FAMOUS CHAEACTERS  SOME  OF THOSE   DRAWN   FROM  LIFE  BY  NOTED  AUTHORS.  land Yard  work.  detectives  have finished their  VOLIN'S THRILLING BULLFIGHT.  come to, and I rolled over and got on one  knee. Ina second he jumped toward me.  Before I knew what I was doing I grabbed  his tongue with one hand and his right  horn, with the other.  "As he jerked his head up I flew In the  air, but instead of tossing me off I fell  back again. I tried to kickhim with my  boots, but he flounced around so I couldn't  do much but hang on. I didn't yell. Nobody would  have heard mo if I had.  "We must have galloped around half an  hour when I got afresh hold on his tongue  near the roots. He bellowed and looked  nasty out of his bloodshot eyes, but I got  one knee up against him and pulled for  all I was worth. Ho got madder than  ever, but I had such a good hold he could  not shake me loose.  "Then it all got black before my eyes,  and first thing I knew my hired man wai  draeains meiowo'-l the housa."  ARTILLERY CURIOSITIES.  FASHION'S  FANCIES.  c     . ,' : ��������� -.--���������-  Fashion decrees that feathers shall  do worn in outing hats.  Accordion plaited, flounces, vests,  blouses and even skirts are "the rage"  for summer gowns.  White chiffon, decorated with black  lace applique, is used in veiling taffeta  flounces of petticoats.  A lovely petticoat is made of bright  ted taffeta silk and has a trimming of  black lace flounces, edged with narrow  red satin ribbon.  A new and pretty style of trimming  for light colored silk skirts is of narrow  black velvet ribbon formed into great  points, tabs or wavy stripes.  It is predicted that light colors will  not be as much worn this fall as at  present. Brown will be one of the fashionable shades for next season's gowns.  Effective bicycle hats arc of the alpine shape and aro decidedly stylish  when trimmed with stiff crape and upstanding wings or draped with a plaid  silk scarf.  Hats of mixed straw, prettily trimmed  with loops of net and jaunty wings,  and the sailor shape, with a plain black  band, are much in favor fear both bicycle and street wear.  Taffeta glace, with or without changeable effects, is much used in making  silk petticoats. Some of these skirts are  trimmed with a broad flounce of a contrasting color or one of soft white or  cream lace.  Velvet is to be extensively used in  the trimming of summer hats. White  spotted velvets are a decided novelty.  The spots vary in size from those as  small as a pea to others the size of a  dime. The white dots are mostly used  on dark blue or .black, although other  colors look pretty with this addition.���������  New York Tribune.  Old  of  Among  Time   Cannon   That   Were   Made  Leather, "Wood and Rock.  the curiosities of artillery odd  inventions have a great place. Cannon  have been made of the most unlikely materials. Leather was used as early as  Henry VIII's. day at the siege of Boulogne. The very articles were stored in  the tower, once, and Evelyn saw them  there, inscribed "Non Marti opus est cui  non deficit Mercurius." Are they still  lying in some corner of a forgotten lumber room? The Scotch employed leather  guns in 1640 to batter Lord Conway's fortifications at Newbourne, and they did the  work well. Describing tho feverish alarm  in Paris in 1792 Carlyle says: "One citizen has wrought out the scheme of a wooden cannon, which France shall exclusively  profit by in the first instance. It is to be  made of staves by the coopers, of almost  boundless calibor, but uncertain as to  strength."  Two small pieces brought to Franco by  the Siamese embassadors as presents from  their king to Louis XIV were the only  artillery procurable for the attack on the  Bastille���������of eccentric model no doubt,  adorned with dragons and golden inscriptions, but efficient workmanship. We read  of gold cannon in India. There were two  so described at Baroda in Burton's time,  "to which regular adoration was offered."  In fact, the tubes wore of steel, but the  massive gold casing cost ������20,000;  For the defense of Malta in the old days  the knights "invented a kind of ordnance  of their own, unknown to all the world  beside," says Brydone, an eyewitness.  They hollowed out the natural rock here  and there in such fashion that the cavity  was like a mortar, put a barrel of gunpowder into the hole, plugged it with a  wooden disk exactly fitting and heaped  miscellaneous projectiles thereupon. About  50 of these singular cannon defended  creeks and landing places. Some of them  were six feet in diameter and threw 10,000  pounds weight of iron or stone into the  air. Doubtless, if all went well, they  would do tremendous execution upon an  enemy trying to disembark.  But there are eccentricities still more  curious on record. In a tomb on the island  of Chinal, near Usumacinta, Mexico, was  found a camion 4 feet 11 inches long of  terra cotta, with terra cotta bullets. It is  suggested that when Cortes retired after;  his great fight at Ceutla, Tabasco, the natives copied the Spanish guns in clay, hoping to produce the same results.���������London  Standard.  Writers Who Made Enemies by Their Satires on Living Persons���������Dante Wrote  His Cnemies In Hades and Michael An-  ' Jjelo Fainted Them There.  The character's ,in the "writings of  most eminent novelists are living realities. We see thern around us; wc recognize them in our relatives, our acquaintances, and, if not blinded by vanity,  frequently in ourselves. Who has not  numbered among his friends somo individual who is the living walking imago  of a character made immortal by tho  pen of a Dickens or a Thackeray. And  rest assured, my dear sir or madam,  that whilo you aro recognizing in some  one'else a character'that agrees in every  detail with one that tho world has learned to laugh at'or to lovo in tho works  of the great writers, some one else is  discovering tho same thing about you.  The world is full of tho characters, eccentric, serious and great, that litorary  genius has thrown a halo around. It ia  easy, to ascribe a reason for this. ���������" Most  of the characters in tho books of Thack-,  eray, Dickens, Tennyson, Scott and the  list of great authors were dra ��������� from  lay figures selected by the   ��������� '    oiii  among the people with'.wnoni they       e  acquainted.       ' ���������  The most recent" instance of this is'  Sherlock Holmos. The Scotch professor upon whom Conan Doyle founded  the great detective has been recognized  and has been written up again and  again until he is as well known as tho  detective.-       ' -  The^original of the character of Mi-,  cawber, who eternally looked for something to turn up, was Charles Dickens'  own father, as- is well known, whilo  the weak and easily victimized Mrs.  Nickleby was the mother ,of tho novelist. Boythorn in "Bleak House" caused  a quarrel between Dickens and Walter  Savage Landor,-- for tho latter recognized in the character his own peculiarities and resented the fact that he had  been so treated. Leigh- Hunt was angry  with Dickens because the famous character of Harold Skimpole, in * tho samo,  book, resembled his mannerisms so  closely that there was no possibility of  the likeness not being recognized.  The original of Thackeray's Bui wig  in "Yellow Plush Papers'' was no other  than Bulwer, and thero was a tremen-'  dbus row over the naming of a murderess in- one of his books Catherine Hayes,  which was-the name of a famous songstress. Andrew Archdehne was ,the  original of Thackeray's Foker. Archdehne never iforgave Thackeray the liberty taken with him. The celebrated  Dr. Cornish was Thackeray's Pprtman,  and young -Gruhstreet in the "Virginians" was Edmund Yates to a dot. Cos-  tigan in "Tho Roundabout Papers" was  a composite-figure built on the peculiarities of several living people, as Thackeray himself acknowledged.  Nathaniel Hawthorne was kept busy  after the publication of "The Houso of  Seven Gables" assuring a large and  ever multiplying army of Pyncheons  .that his character of that name had not  been drawn from life. So easily were  Charlotte Bronte's characters in "Shirley" recognized by their originals that  the latter called each other by their fictitious names.  Byron wrote'of his own peculiarities  of life and temperament in his verse;  Alfred de Musset did the samo thing;  Mme. do Stael depicted herself in "Co-  rinne," and "Delphine" and Thackeray's portrait can easily be recognized  in Pendenuis. Dr. Holland is supposed  to be the original of the villain in his  novel cf "Bitter Sweet," and many  people believed that. Amelie Rives Chan-  ler was the original of her heroine in  "The Quick or tue Dead;" Charles  Reade admitted that he was his own lay  figure in drawing the character of Roife;  Charlotte Bronte was Jane Eyre, and  George Eliot was a composite of. Romola,  Maggie Tulliver and possibly Dorothea;  Goldsmith was his own original in  "The Good Natured Man, " whilo Fielding was the original of Tom Jones.  Dante wrote his enemies in hell and  Michael Angelo painted them in. Dry-  den was noted for his satires on living  persons. Pope actually erased the name  of ono of his characters and put Colly  Cibber's in its place. Byron heavily  scored his critics and Bulwer did a liko  offico for Tennyson. Bulwer was rather  accomplished in this respect. He satirized The A thenaeuni Magazine in "Paul  Clifford.'' Even George IV of England  was depicted as the keeper of a low den  in the same novel.  Tennyson repaid Bulwer in his onslaughts both in "A Character" and in  *' The .New Timon and the Poets.'' Captain Marryat, who wrote such humorous naval stories, notably "Peter Simple, " once sent a challenge to Professor  Maurice because the latter used hia  name for a character in "Eustace Conway. '' Browning scored Wordsworth  in "The Lost' Leader. " He also, at various times in his career, caricatured  Cardinal Wiseman, Napoleon III, and  John Home, the spiritualist. The latter;  figured as Sludge, the medium. Even  our own Whittier made Daniel Webster,  figure in one of hie compositions. I  Mme. de Stael drew Talleyrand's;  characteristics so pointedly that the1  portrait was recognized by the French i  statesman, -syho resented it in one of!  his famous mots. When Alfred de Mus-j  set and George Sand returned from the.  ���������scapade into Italy, they proceeded toj  score each other in novels they soon;  after printed. Mrs. Gore, Mrs. Trollopo1  and Lady Morgan used the personal ele-'  ment repeatedly, while to come upon ���������  the real intention cf Disraeli's novels\  requires a key bringing in the names of j  many prominent people' in England. ���������I  Exchange. - .      '  An Insinuation.'  "I suppose if thad to eat mule meat;  I could." i!  .  "What   a   cannibal!" ��������� Cleveland'  Plain "Dealer.    ��������� '������������������  The Mifnila Street Car.  Joseph Earl Stevens, in McCluro's Magazine, says of the Manila street car: .  ' "It is a thing by itself, as is tho one lean  pony that pulls it. 'It takes one man to  drive and one to work the whip; and if the  wind blows too hard servico is suspended.  The conductor uses a valise suspended  from his neck and whistles through hia ���������  lips���������up hill to stop and down hill for the  starting sign. , .Tho chief of the- rules of  the road says: 'This car,,has seats for 12  persons and places for 8 on each platform.  Passengers aro requested to stand in equal j  numbers only on both' platforms to prevent - derailments.' And so, if there aro  four'fares'on tho front - and six on'..the  back platform, ono has to shamble forward  to equalize tho weight.. i>������  "Smoking 'goes' everywhere, and every ^  one smokes, even to tho conductor, who  generally drops the ash  of a 15 for a cent '  cigarette into your lap as ho hands you a  receipt for, your dos centavos.    No ono ia  allowed to stand inside, and if the car contains its- quota of passengers tho driver  hangs   out   tho sign  'Lleno'   (full)  and'  doesn't stop even for the archbishop. (i Sit,  at the front end of the car, please, if you  fear smallpox, for it is no strange sight to  see a Philippine mamma brush into a seat '  holding a scantily clothed babe  well cot.:,  ered with evidences of that disease."  . How Exhaustion Cornea*  It is the general impression among athletes that exhaustion and "loss of wind",  is duo to the inability to consume sufficient -  oxygen  and exhale rapidly. enough carbonic dioxide.    Whon the muscle is mov>-  ing rapidly and forcibly,-it is truo that it  , demands more oxygen and gives off to tlie  blood more carbon dioxide than when  at  rest.    When a man is running as fast aa  he can mako his limbs move, ho is able to  keep up the pace but for a short distance,-  unless, like the hunted hare, he runs to  his death.  On account of the forced, vigorous and  rapid muscular action in this case the poi-  ' tonous materials are thrown into the blood,  to be carried to all parts of the body���������mus- '  cles, nerves, brain.    Tho heart is affected  by this poison through the nerve cells controlling that organ.    The muscles of respi- <  ration are similarly disturbed.    The panting, distressed efforts of  breathing,, side-'  long tumbling, anhelation and final semi^'  consciousness of tho hunted stag- or hare  are a good example of acute autointoxication ending in death.    This latter deplorable condition is not unknown among the  annals of human strifo for athletic honors  even with our present advanced knowledge  of physiology.'���������Popular Science Monthly.  "The Mnrder In the Rue Morgue."   -  Among the "nouvcllcs divorses" in Fi-  ' garo there is a sweet little story which  should appeal to every lover of animals.  A certain M. de V. is tho possessor of an  orang outang named Zoulou, apparently  because it hails from Borneo. One evening Zoulou's master, going put to the  theater, left Zoulou at home to mind the  house. It happened that evening that a  burglar looked in on M. de V., but no  sooner did he make his way into the place  than Zoulou seized him by the throat and  half strangled him beforo assistance arrived. When the intruder camo to himself, the shock of the unexpected attack  was found to have driven him mad 1 Zoulou may almost take rank with Edgar  Poo's homicidal ape, which slid down the  chimney, committed murder 'and disappeared  by the way he came.���������Pall  Mall  Gazette.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������__   (  Chinese Streets.  A Chinese thoroughfare is tho exact re-  verso of ours in shape, the middle part bo-  ing considerably higher than the two'  pavements on each sido. In the rainy season, if a vehicle should slip, the occupants  run considerable risk of being smothered  in the mud and water which always accumulate at that period.  ' Tale of Three Cities.  "I see," said the ungrammatical Chicago man, "that they are going to try the  experiment of mummifying Philadelphia  bodies."  "Before dearth?" asked the inane New  Yorker.���������Indianapolis Journal.  An electric locomotive in a Scranton  coal mine in 200 days did work for $2,528  below what the work cost for a corresponding period with mule power. An  electric pump in the same mine saved $1,-  613 over steam pumps in 970 days.  How to Wash One's Face.  Under  ordinary conditions, the  face  needs washing but once a day, and that  in the morning.    A rotary motion with  the hands during  the bath is excellent.  A stooping  position  over  the  basin is  bad for the muscles of  the face.    The  face should be held erect during manipulation.   The face should be dried with  a soft  towl, also with a rotary motion.  The oily skin may be improved  by frequent manipulation. It helps to normalize the pores.   The movement should be  upward and outward.    A paste  of fine  table salt is excellent for a healthy skin,  but should not be used under other conditions.    It should be moistened with  milk or water.    Rub it well over the  face,  not oftener . than  once  a week.  Wash off  thoroughly, and  dry with  a  soft towel. This sandpapers off some of  the cuticle and stimulates the papillae  and capillary circulation and -promotes  a healthy condition, says a complexion  specialist who  gives the foregoing ad-  **<?������.    ���������\f  ���������y '-'������  ..  V  r  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND, B.C.  He Was Willins*.,  Miss    Yallergal���������Mistah    Thomson,  *'*would yo' be willin teh fight a duel foh  me?, ,  Mr. Thomson���������Why, cert'nly, Miss  Yallergal. Who's de woman whut's  ���������dun challenged yo'?���������Up to Date.  Cause For Alarm.  Rounder���������I am , afraid my, liver ii  .getting out of order. '  " Sounder���������What makes you think so?  Rounder���������I was worrying  about my  rdebts this morning.���������Town Topics.  .   _K$\*L  UJS_wM '  We Can't Say We Had Noticed It.  r   Don't  you1 find  as  you  grow older  that it is easier to  be good?���������Atchison  ^Globe.          The Ladles of Old Cadiz.  I'd like to go to Cadiz,  Just to see those witching ladies,  'Those witching,  witching ladios,  whore the  orange blossoms blow,  With their dainty cigarillas  And their quito too sweet mantillas.  'Oh, to Cadiz, with its Indies, I will gol  ''  And when our guns were booming  With a pity quite consuming  1 -would say, "Oh, charming  ladies, please tc  hustle now aboard,  For although we humble Cadiz  We don't'war against the ladies,  And tho ladies of old Cadiz need not fear the  Yankee sword."  And with their cigarillas  And their all too cute mantillas  Jl would load up every r cruiser with this fascinating crew,  ��������� rAnd so by easy stages  I would bring theso fair hostages  411 these  ladies of  old Cadiz, far across the  ocean -blue.  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  POPULAR HOME .WORK.  ���������Successful Only When Diamond Dyes  Arc Used.  Iln thousands of happy and thrifty  homes in the Dominion and in the colony of Newfoundland, the work of rug  and mat making is becoming very popular.' Homemade rugs and mats are  i more highly esteemed just now than  imported goods.- This is not surprising  when we, remember the fact that the  home articles are the best wearing and  prettiest.  ��������� The Diamond Dyes have given ,a  great impetus to the "work of making  homemade rugs and'mats. In former  times the troublesome part of the work  was the dyeing. With the old fashioned and poorly prepared dyes the dyeing  operatiou was long and  unsatisfactory.  \The introduction-of  the Diamond Dyes^  with their special colors for  wool, and^  * for cotton aud mixed- goods, has been a  boon to womankind. Old and faded  rags and yarns for mats and rugs can  now be dyed any beautiful and brilliant shade with the Diamond Dyes���������  shades that are perfectly fast to sun  and soap.  If you wish to be at all times successful in dying for rug and mat making, we here utter a warning note  against the use of adulterated package  and soap grease dyes that, only produce  muddy and streaky colors that cannot  possibly stand an ordinary washing.  Ask for the Diamond Dyes, use them as  per directions, and j^our success is sure.  Suiu.������ as They Wash.  Cigarette smoking is a common practice among t* e colored washerwomen of  New Orleans. They loan over the tub  and make a quaint picture as the smoke  rolls trom their lips.���������Nebraska State  Journal.  Dovila In  Petticoats.  The Russians are reported to have  ������aid when they first saw the highland  Tegiineuts, "We thought we had come  to tight with men, but find devils in  -aatticoata.''  Mme. de Pompadour encouraged fan  painting and also collected fine specimens of the work. Grcuze, Watteau  and other great artists did not disdain  to lend their talents to the art. These  pictures were done mostly on vellum or  chicken skin.    TO CURB A COLD IN OJNE DAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All  druggists refund the money if it fails to cure.  2Cc.  ANTISEPTIC  SPRUCE...  FIBREWARE  The perishable made imperishable-  The expense of packing transformed  from an obstacle to a trifle.  These small pails of from 3 to 12 lbs.  capacity, keep Butter, Lard, Minos  Meat, etc., sweet and pure an indefinite  length of time,  They resist corrosion and decay, and  guard their contents from all eontami.  nation.  No danger of evil effects attending  tidned goods.  Get samples and prices.  THE E. B. EEDT CO.. LIMITED, HULL.  TEES & PBKSSE, Agents,  WINNIPEG, MAN.  Patne's Celery CompiM pes tie  toGooflDi-  ana keeps Hie UoiA  pure.  Nature's   medicine   brings  health and happiness to ���������  those in advanceo  years.   ,  King David, the , sweet singer of  Israel says: ''The days of our years  are three score years and ten; and if by  reason of strength they be four score  years, yet' is their strength labor and  sorrow." 0 .  Tho physical troubles and burdens of  old people are many. Disordered  nerves, constipation, flatulence; drowsiness, indigestion, palpitation and impoverished blood seem to make them  grow weaker from day to day.  Paine's Celery Compound is a precious and invaluable medicine for old  Ijeople., It is nature's true nerve, tissue  and flesh builder; it keeps the blood  rpure and fresh from day to day, regulates the organs of digestion, and keeps  the appetite natural and healthy. No  other medicine in tho world so, quickly  recruits the strength and waning energies of men and women advanced in  years. , Paine's Celery Compound has  added many long years-to the lives of  old people in the past, and today thousands sing the praises of the wonderful  medicine, because it has bestowed peace  and comfort and kept them free from  the infirmities of old age.  Worth While.  De Sappy���������So you are going to be a  man some day, are you, Tommy?  The Terror���������Yes, sir. Wouldn't.you  like to be in my shoes?���������New York  Truth.  Wide Open.  Visitor���������Are things wide open in  New York nowadays?  Gothamite���������Oh, yes���������umbrellas pria-  dpally.���������ifew York Journal.  A Generous Admission.  Tho London Graphic tells the follow-'  ing story about Hans Richter in an article on conductors: _ '  Dr. Richter's popularity with his  men is easily intelligible, for while  nothing escapes his arguseyed vigilance  ho always reoognizeB and acknowledges  good work. A few years ago, while he  was conducting���������from memory, as usual  ���������ono of Brahm's overtures, at St.  James* "hall, "a strange thing happened, '' as Mr. Haggard used to say. Band  and conductor lost touch for several  bars, and when the piece was ended Dr.  Richter signaled to the orchestra to play  the overture again from the beginning.  This time everything went without a  hitch, and at the close' Dr. Richter  turned round, and addressing the audience said, "Ladies and gentlemen, the  mistako was mine, not the orchestra's,"  a generous admission which provoked a  6alvo of applause.  WEAK, NERVOUS WOMEN  Suffering from palpitation of the heart,  dizzy or faint spells, watery blood,  etc., can be readily cured.  A Manitoba Lady Tells About Her Case.  There is no need whatever for so many  women to be the subject of faint spells,  heart and nerve weakness, anaemia, or  any of those health destroying ailments  peculiar to her sex. Mil-  1 burn's Heart and Nerve  1 Pills regulate the heart  beat and-make it strong  and full, tone tho  nerves, enrich the blood,  and relieve the pain  and weakness from  which bo many women  suffer.  . Mrs. Alexander Setter, of  Pigeon Bluff,  Man., writes an  account of her  case as follows:  " I have groat  pleasure in giving my experience of Milburn's  Heart and Nerve  ' Pills.  For about  ten years I was troubled with throbbing  and fluttering of the heart. I tried five  doctors and several remedies but none of  them did me much good. Lately I heard  of Milburn's Heart and NerVe Pills and  bought two boxes. Before I started using  them I could not do my house work and  gave myself up to die, as I thought I would  never be cured. Now I feel really splendid  since taking the pills, do my work, enjoy  my meals and feel as if there was something in life worth living for."  Milburn'B Heart and Nerve Pills, sold  by all druggists at 50c. a box or 3 boxes  for $1.25. T. Milbuisn & Co., Toronto, Ont.  IILBURNS)  HEART &  NERVE  >ILLS>  Laxa-Llvar Pills our* Biliousness. Slok  Hsadaohe, Oonstlpation and Dyspepsia.  Every Pill Parfoot.  Pries 2Bo.  Travellers  Should,always carry with  them a bottle cf Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry.  The'change of food'and water to whieh  those who travel are subject, often produces an attack of Diarrhoea, which is as  unpleasant and discomforting as it may  be dangerous., A bottle of Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry in your grip  ia a guarantee of safety. On the first in-'  dication of Cramps, Colic, Diarrhoea or  Dysentery, a few doseB will promptly  check further advance of these diseases. -  It ia an old, reliable' 'remedy, with  over'forty years' of  cures to ita credit,  whose merit ia recognized everywhere  and one that'the doctors') recommend in  preference to all  others. , >,  Sold by medicine  dealera   everywhere  at   35c.    a   bottle.  ' Always insist on the genuine, aa many  of ths imitations are highly dangeroos.  Getting Up.  Tho Duke of Wellington slept on an  iron camp bedstead 18 inches wide and  argued that "when a man wants to turn  over it is time to turnout." Edward  Everett Hale quotes this remark of the  duko in the "Ten Times One Record"  and takes issue'with him. "The principle is,well enough," says Dr. Hale,  "but I think the detail is wrong. Sleep  is far too important to be made .uncomfortable." Dr. Hale goes on to tell of  various ingenious devices for automatically waking a sleeper. A friend of his  fixed his alarm so that at the foreordained moment the bedclothes were dragged  from- the bed. The same/gentleman  found another contrivance which worked better. "The alarm struck a match,  which lighted' the lamp which-boiled  tho water for Rossi ter's shaving. If  Rossi ter staid in bed too long, the water boiled over upon-his razor and clean  shirt and the prayer book his mother  gave him and Coleridge's autograph and  his open pocketbook and all the other  precious things he could put in a basin  underneath when he went to bed; so he  had to get- up before that moment  came."  i r  ( o  Does it Pay to get an  ALEXANDRA CREAM SEPARATOR ?  With an Alexandra Cream ^Separator 10  cows will make 12 lbs more butter in a week  than with any'system of "setting milk, as hundreds of our .customers - can and will testify.  12 lbs of butter per week at 15 cents (average  price) for 42 weeks is $75.00���������the price of a separator suitable for 12 or 14 cows. Hence, in one  year the separator will SAVE its cost and you  have a machine good for ten years with ordinary care. In addition to this yon save labor,  mako a quality of butter that will command a  liigher price and have skim milk with the  natural heat in it to feed calves. "There is  money in calves."  For herds over twenty buy "The Metotte,"  the best, disc machine made, cleanest skimmer  and easies J to turn of all large capacity Cream  Separators.   For particulars apply to  R. A. LISTER & CO.. LTD.  232, 231 King St., Winnipeg.  Or local agents  ASK  YOUR DEALER FOR  BOECKH'S  BRUSHES and BROOMS.  For Sale by all Leading Houses.  OHAS. Bu������CEH St  SONS,  Manufacturer!.  TORONTO. ONT.*  Sun Insurance Office. ?  Eastern Assurance Co.       S  Quebec Fire Insurance Company.  London and Lancashire Life Ins. Co  British and Foreign Marine Ins. Co.  Lloyd's Glass Insurance Company.  W. R, ALLAN.  General Agent,  Winnings  A  That should be found  in every well regulated  household:  DREWRY'S  Choice Stock Ale,     Extra Porter.  Canadian Pil=ner Lager,  (A fine light beer.)  Golden Key Brand Aerated Water  Imperial Table Sauce, "j ������h?!ce  e >Table  India Chutney. j Kelishes.  E. L BREWERY,  Manufacturer & Importer,  WINNIPEG.  YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD WITH US,  Drop a postcard "with your name and  address for Sample Packet.  y\  4I--I  ,! 1  OWN  ���������V ^gf. >W5tB*i*'"  The re arettfthy^  imitdhoasl^They^  all lack the remarkable qualities of the  genuine #  *9       '" The AlbeftToilet Soap Cor.   .  . -.it,  *        -  '   c '/  ,1   -j ' ,r  n r| it ty|  y ���������:-!*''  '^~l. .-������������������  -     1,   .-*������������������/-  * *r-vfT  I  BOVRIL, LIMITED  MANUFACTURERS OP '��������� , 1,    , .  ,' ' BOVRLIj   Iu Tins and Bottles  JOHNSTON'S MID BEEF;  *   Dessicated and Dried Potatoes aad" -   '-"-  other Vegetables. J     \     _ ^-' 'A  SOUP NODULES (  And ,,'other   preparations   of, condensed , ,  food specially suited for'prospectors',' sur- -   ,.  veyors and explorers, and for  KIA) N DIKE OUTFITS  '<.v^ 1  '-��������� A"^i  ,,-���������.=V'-i"- ai  ���������������, : '������������������*.* A; I  / ,1^ 't ^3r ���������"it-i"yi*  London, , &__  ���������   ENGLAND.  2? St. Peter St.,  1   MOM'KEiL.   -  j    Man Drowning  in the   River   without   hope,   was    J  I    saved by a bar of - ' j,  I ..Richards' Pture Soap,.  A    fi  'h r*-,A'.  -   w,".,;jr|  t 1    V*  .   .     -..   .-  A A Y{  '.���������&���������"%������'?  AAA  : -A M  -A.^"v  ��������� A--u  IT'S THE BEST.  -IT WASHED HI3I ASHORE.  %  Be sure you get RICHARDS'. Sold by all grocers, or write D. Richards, ������  Woodstock, Ontario, giviag your full address, and I will return' you FREE a  an Illustrated Book.  !***S**Ws^.^.^.^;**p****(***t*^?^^^**c^^**fc^.^^������^> ^>^> ^>^>*> *.  ���������:of ���������  XjOTSfjDCDjyr  PHOENIX ASSURANCE COY  First British Fire Insurance Office Established in Canada, A. D., 1804.  The above Company is desirous of opening agencies in all towns thronghout  Manitoba and the Northwest Territories where they are not at present represented,  and will be pleased to receive applications for same.  PATERSOjY S>- SOW,   '  Montreal, <Jue.    '  Chief Agents for the Dominion of Canada  SHALL IT BE.  WAR OR PEACE ?  MAKE for  Peace  (in the houseliold)  BY TTSIXfi  >  WHITE  STAR  BAKING  POWDER.  The Dyson Gibson Co.  Try our HEALTH COFFEE.  W. N. U,  183  "   BILUABD AND POOL TABLES,  NEW AND SECOND-HAND.  BOWLING ALLEYS  AND SUPPLIES.  Large catalogue free.  SHE EEID BROS., 257 King West, Toronto.  ostra PIT*    SETVC1-WESSLT   ZSsZVTB.      CU'JSSEXlXiAirD,    B.    C,      TUESBAT    ".DEC, *37tli.,      1898.  ^'������.l.|^'������-^W������'<11 ���������!!��������������������������� I a       ������������������������  THI SEII-f 1IKLT  Cumberland,    B. ,C,  tsswed . Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.  *<*+������������������*!!���������^J*J������   If ll������ ���������  TUESDAY,    DEO.    27th,. 1898  ���������>������������������!      'I  l   C ii ���������   ���������   ��������� '  r  There are a good aaany sick with  *  tjold, in  town-.    This  is .generally  avoidable.  The person who ,.credits evil reports ia about as bad as tho one'  who invents or circulates them.  The.Czar of Russia sees nothing  &n the future but trouble lor the  heavily    armed  nations.    This   is  bad for Russia.  COUNTRY   POSSIBILITIES  It is a fact that the tendency, in  ���������cities is toward suburban life. This  fa owing largely to fast and cheap  taodes ol transportation.. Good  aroads indeed serve to make (country life more tolerable as they prac-  < tically shorten distance and make  communication easier.  As time goes on life in the country will be less,, isolated.    Electricity will aid in citifying the country  It will furnish the motor power for  making   travel   easy,   expeditious  sand cheap.    That    in    connection  with the telephone and   telegraph  Will make everybody  neighbours.  ^Dwellings will   be   -connected by  wire so that those living on adjoining farms will communicate with  ..greater ease than people in the city  do with their next door  neighbor  Indeed in cities there are no neigh  bors, only acquaintances and friends  between whom there can be no conversation without making  at least  a short trip.; and these persons may  he as far apart as  those living in  ���������the country   on   attached  farms.  Not only will country people  be a-  hle to chat with each other without  . leaving their dwellings, but electrical tramways will convey  produce  to market and enable  the f ttrtner  ito visit th������ town cheaply and quickly, giving him   the  advantages of  ���������both town   and  country  life���������the  latter, too, without tho present monotony,   isolation    and   sometimes  ���������dreariness.    In   addition  the hill  ���������stream    which creates   electricity  will convey pure Water by  gravitation to the dwellings and barns and  >upon dry lands while-electricity itself will  furnish  light���������tha   latter  to become the servitor of the kitch-  ien and laundry.  This seems an ideal picture, but  ���������it is be^ng realized near sionie large  ���������cities and in some ina'tanc^s, in  ���������small places far remote. Given a  anountain stream or fall of water,  .a,ndthe.capital and nothing is eas  ier. Surely there is sufficient water power in this section and with  a combination by those to be benefitted, there should be no trouble  about raising the-necessary capital.  LOCAL BRIEFS.  Monday waa a spirituous day.  Mrs. <T. Roe ia ill at the Hospital.  J. P. Davis" camo up to Comox on last  week's boat.  Professor James Bnkewell is spending his  holdays in "Victoria as usual.  Mr. Fublow kindly presided at the organ at Triuity Chuich on Xtnas.  A neat cofci;age i3 going up on Penrith  Avenue, botween Firsthand Second strcots.  At Trinity Church on Xmas morning Mr.  Wm. Moore Bang the solo "The Star of  Bethlehem."  At Hornby Island school house on Saturday there was nuccesefnl Xmas Tree entertainment arranged by Mis3 McKimion. It  wag well attended.  Among those in town, from the suburbs  on Monday were Geo, Howe from Union  Wharf, Hugh Stewart of Comox, and A.  Urquharfc from the valley.'  There was a song service at the Methodist Church on Sunday evening' which wa;;  well attended and very interesting, Thi  church was decorated in the usual Xmai  style.  A merry party   of   young   people   drove-  down to Mr. aud   Mr3.   Geo.   Grieve's   o<  Monday night, and after speuding a   pleasant timo   and   partaking   of   an   excellun  lunch returned to Cuuibcrlarid in the   "we<.  sma' hours."  Tho Christmas Tree, Saturday evening a  the P.-eabi r-erian Church,   gladdened -wit!  its aumeroua  presents   the   hearts   of'.' th  Sunday   school   children.        Mr.   Fuleht  made a capital  Santa   Claus. c* There ������we; ���������  pleasing decorations.-  ���������STRAYED��������� A year old heifer came  on the Westvyooc! farm, Comox, about  Nov. ist. The owner is reques 'ed to  prove property, pay expenses and take n  away.  R. J. SMITH.  At the U. S. Consul's is an immense  Xmas tree laden with every imagiuabl  kind of toy, and beautiful dolls, books, etc  The popularity of Mastor Wilt, aud littl-  Miss Ruth Clinton was proven by ihe mini  '���������roaa beautiful presents sent by thai  friendd.    Presents valuable as beautiful.  Mrs. Ostracder's Sunday ���������Sci'ool class o*  liule girls assembled ah her millinery aton  oa Baasmuir Ave,, on Monday afternoon,  and each received from the teacher a ver;.  pretty Xmas card, with the history of th  birth of the Infant Saviour written on th-  back. The bright little faces attested th;  pleasure the kindness of Mrs. Ostrander  afforded.  The entertainment at Union Wharf o ���������  Friday evening is spoken of in the highest  terms of praise. Theattendar.ee was vary  large, quite a number coining over from  Denman Island. All parts of the programme were well received, and the d*ncc  which followed was much enjoyed Mi-  Dave Roy, Misa Rushworfch and Miss Rip-  pon proridetl good 'music.  Yesterday was generally observed as a  holiday, -although in eomo of the atores and  shop1- one could get waited on. T'woao fond  of shooting wout down to, Courts-nay where  there was a pigoon tournament;. Others enjoyed a turkey dinner at boase. In the  evening there was an entertainment at the  Methodist Church, where the young, folks  were msdo happy. Generally tiie day was  quiet aud uneventful.  Mr. H. Munighan, formerly of the Riverside Hotel, Courtenay, came over from Tex-  ada with Charley R,abson. Mrs. Elliott,  oee Miss Piercy came with them to spend  fcheholidays with her relatives here. Mr,  Munighan speaks highly of'.the mines of  'foxada. Of.the Surprise mine he said is  was a good one. but 'tho. Oomox boys, who  own it had not sold it ���������'...' reported, but were  still working it. Sam Creech is going up  there to put up a building.  COME TO  The Nkws Office  with     your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  ���������JMmWmJm  Ssplmalt & lanaimo Ry.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  ;-NOV. 19th, 1898.   ��������� "  ���������A  London Layer Raisins,  Loose Muscatelle Raisins.  '' f o ( (  Romona Seeded Raisins ift) packages,  Fancy Selected Cluster Raisins -2 ]Alb pkgs,  Currants,     Keiller &. Sons'    Candied    Peels.  New Figs, in ilb. pkgs.  ORANGES, LEMONS NUTS  Wines   and   Liquors at Wholesale   only.  .'<c  THE DRUMMER'S DREAMS  ���������   ">A'little'room in a little  hotel  In a little country  town,  Oa a little bed with a musty smell,  A <n n \- as lying down.  A greit big man with a great big snore ���������  As he lay on his back, you- sea���������  And a peaceful looa he wore,  For sound asleep, was ho. (  In his dream what mavv'ioua fcri pa he made  What tremendous bills ho sold!  And nobody failed and every  one paid,  And his orders were as good as gold.  He smiled and smothered a scornful laugh  When his fellow-drummer bio wed-;  For be knew no other had sold the half  Of what hia order hook show d".  He got this letter from home ooe day:  " Dear sir���������We've no fitter term  To use in your case than simply to say  Henceforth y.'-n are one of the firm. "  And a glorious eh.v.-,*e this made in his life  He now from mio road withdrew;  And really soon got to know hi3 wife,  His son and liis daughter,   too.  - And then he moved from his  obscure flat  To a house on the avenue  Lived swell, was happy, got healthy and fat  Respected and wealthy, too.  But with a thump, bang, whang, thump again  The landlord stood at the door.  " It's party nigh time for that 6:10 train!"  Aad the drummer's dream  was o'er. ���������  other arrangements* with other railway and  transportation companies : to issue preference stock aud bonds, and with. all such  other powers, rights and privileges as may  be necessary for the purposes of the undertaking. ', ,  K1NGSMILL, SAUNDERS & TORRANCE  Solicitors ton the Applicants*   '  -Dated at Toronto, this 25th day of  -November, 1-898.  . NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby'given tha,t 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 Cai.al, or from a point; on -or near the  International Boundary between Canada  and the United States of America in the vicinity of Lynn-Canal, thence through the  Chilcafc Pass, thence to Dal ton's Post, on  the Alsek River, and thence by the best  feasible route to a point below Five Finger  Rapids on the Lewes River ; with power to  vary the route as may be necessary or advisable ; also with power to receive from  the Government of Canada or other corpor-,  ations or persons' grants of land or money  or other assistance iu aid of the construction  of the work; to build telegraph and telephone lines ; to exercise mining rights and  powers; to construct roads, tramways,  wharves, mills and other works necessary  for the company-.; to-charter vessels for the  same purpose upon the lakes and rivers in  or adjacent to the territory served by the  said railway ; to erect aud manage electrical works for the use and tran3mis-  sion of electrical power, and  acquire and make use of natural  and other water powers for that purpose ; to maintain stores and trading posts ;  and to carry on a milling and smelting business, including the erection of saw-mills  and smelters ; also to enter into traffic   and  NCTICE  Public Notice is hereby given to the E-  'lecfcors of the Municipapity of Cumberland  that I require the presence.of the said  electors at City Hall, Cumberland, B. "O,.  ���������on Monday the 9th day of January, 1899,  at 12 o'clock, noon, for the purpose of"  electing a Mayor and Aldermen to represent them in the Municipal Council for the  year 1S93.  The mode  of  nomination   ef  candidal S3  shsll be as follows:  ���������  The Candidate .shall be nominated in  writing; the writing shall be subscribed by  two votero 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  on Thursday the 12th day of January 1899,  ���������at the City Hall, Cumberland, of which every person is hereby required to take noticy  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 aud not dis  qualified under any law, and have been for tho  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 ono thousand  dollars or more over and above any registered iucumberance or charge and who is  otherwise qualified A3 a-Municfpal  voter.  The qualification as candidate for Aid.  erman 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 ������5500.00 or  more over aad above and registered incum-  berance or charge and who is otherwise qua!  ified as a municipal voter.  Given under my hand at the City of  Cumberland, 1-9th day ot December 1S98.  LAWRENCE  W. NUNNS.  .   Returning Oitickh.  WANTED.���������Farmers' sons or other industrious persons of fair education, to whom  $40.00 a month would be an inducement. I  could also engage a few ladies at their own  homes.  T. H. LINSCOTT, Tobonto-  VICTOB.IA TO WSLX-XiXNGTON.     .  No. 2 Daily. No. i Saturday.'  A.M. A.M.'  De. 9:00 -.A  Victoria De. 3:09  "    9:30...'. GoldstrcHivi "   3:2������  "   10:1B   ,'Shawnigan Lake .... "   4.14  "   10:53..._ Dunoans 4:45  p.m. . p.m.  "   12:30..������ Nanaimo 6:06  Ar. 12:45... Wellington Ar. 6.20  WELLINGTON   TO VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. ���������   No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. ,,',     ,,\.M.  De.S:25 Wellington! Do. 3:10  "   8:46...., Nanaimo " 3:23  " 10:04  Duncans : '" 4:37  " 10:12  Shaw nigan Lake "   5:08  "11:33     Goldstroam "   5.59  Ar. 1200 m.       . ..Victoria.. .-...JLr. 625p.m.  Reduced rates to and from (ill point's   on  Saturdays and Sundays *?ood to return .Monday.  For  iMtos- und   all   information    apply at  Company's')flivoo. >  A. DUNSMUIR,     ,   Gico. L. COURTNEY.  PitKriiDKNT. . "��������� Traftlc MauaRcr.  m  earning A  te������xs&  PI   'l  L.I    LI  A, I, am ppfepared to -  furnish Stylish Rigs , >  . and do Teaming  At reasonable pates;  D. Kilpatpiek,  union, B. c.  Frait and- Ormmental Trees  Plants, Bulb?, Roses, etc;.,  for full  planting. 54 varieties  of  Apples,"  22 of  P.luins  and Prunes, , 15 of -  Pears, 14 of Cherry in one. two,.  and three year olds. Thousands  ' of R-oses, inosc complete stock '    .  in the Province."  Hold your orders  for my  new  catalogue which will be mailed,.  you as" soon as out.-.    ,  Send your address for",it'if,  you are not a- regular.custo-^  mer.     ��������� ��������� .-      ,   ���������    ,  ���������M. J.   HENRY,  664 Westtnir-ster Plead.  VANCOUVER,   E. C.  ���������������������������������������������b^m ��������� i w������������������ ���������������������������ii rm������ ������������������Mil   whwhi* nwiimi in am ^n���������������������������������������������  NOTICE  Notioii" is hereby  given   thcit   an application will bo made to the  Legislative Assembly of the province  c-f British   Columbia at  its next session for an   act  to   incorporate a  compj.ny with   power  to   construct,   t-quip,  operate by any kiud or iunds of ir.ohive power, and   mainiain  a  single or double   track  tramway   or   either as'ayclard  or  narrow  gaugo railway, for tho purposo of conveying  pi'ssongcrs and goods, incl-'dh'g all kinds of  mcrohandij-R. beginning ai a point on   Taku  Arm, dn the District; of Casbiar, in the Province of British Columbia,* near where the wa*  ters of the Athiuoo River  join those of tbe  said Taku Arm; theuct)  along the valley of  the  said  Atlintoo  River,   on   the northern  side ot .said river, to a convenient point near  where tlie said Atlintoo River flows from At-  liu Lv.ke. in tlie said district-of Cassiar, with  power toconstruct, equip, operate and maintain   branch   lines aud all necessary   roads,  bridges, wny**, ferries, -tt-aaiboats, wharves,  docks and co.il bii.ilcers; and with  power to  ljn;ld. own, <"<.)������������������'���������>, oi.ei-.it,'.: aud maintain tel-  tii*.."������.������������������!* and   M-icphon������0 ii)jt;a in   connection  with t-htAaia train way or railway, or   bran- >  oht:s of either, .and .with   power  to   extend,,  ���������build,-own, -.'quip, oporafio and maintain the  sai;1 tel^gr.iDh and .tele-phono Hues across At-  Jii: L.-tke:"vht-no*   ni'nig'the   valley   of Pine  ���������Creek to a point at or near tho outlet of Sur  prist*'-Lake, in the said district, v with .power  to^contitruct, equip, operate   and   maintain  branch liueu in connection with the said telegraph and telephone line.: and to build aud  iiL'-'-^'t'-' all kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying  lij-'hr,   heat,   elaotricity,   or  any  kind of motive power, and with power to ex  ;propriate lauds for the purposes of the company, and to acquire lands,   bouuaes,   privi-  leyeoor other aids from any government, persons or bodies corporate, and to make tradic  or other  arrangements with railway steamboat or other companies or other persons and  with power to build wagon roads and   trai'.s  to be U3ed iu the  construction  of .the  said  works, and in advance of the same,   and to  levy and collect tolls irom the parties using  and on all freight or goods passing over any  of such lines, roads or   trails   built   by the  company, whether built before   or after the  construction of the tramway, railway, telegraph or telephone lines, and with all  other  usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers  or privileges -as may be necessary or incidental or conducive to the   attainment., ot  the  above objects or any of them.  Dated at Victoria, B. C, tliis  4th day of  November, 1898.  J. V. Walla,  Solicitor for Applicants  AGENTS  ' Thoso handling ''War with Spain" are  making money. A good share of the profit  is yours if you take hold. Seven hundred  pages, two hundred illustrations and sells  cheap. We give big commission; pay  freight, sell on time, and supply outfit free.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limited,  TORONTO.  -     J  ��������� r" '   - ' .1  ���������������������������:i  -ii  4


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