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 4-  EIGHTH YEAR;  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.   WEDNESDAY,   DEC. 26,   1900.  ONCE  AGAIN  WK WISH  A   1VIEPPY   GFPTSTIVIAS  TO ALL.  We hafea STORE FULIi of holiday goods.  TOYS for the children. CHIN A, GLASS and  other fancy goods for their elders.  ���������;.'-    '  ������*       of all   kinds  from   10 cents   to  $3.00,   trom   the  ordinary   Dolls   to  the latest  Parisian, also  jf    Khaki Dolls, Walking Dolls, etc., etc.  Rubber Dolls, Magic Lanterns,  Kinematograph, JHot Air Motors  Steam Engines,   Ferris wheel,    ,  Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Steel Toys,  Air Rifles,   Pistols,  Paper Caps,  Toy Guns, Drums,  Vacum Pistols, a. splendid   parlor amusement, Lacrosse sticks (boys)  Board and Card games of all kinds,  Cows that give milk,    A choice assort  ment of Boxed Candy, Candy Stock-  ings, and many other Toys to numerous to1 mention. We have an assort-  ment of China and Glassware that is unsurpassed for design, quality and price.  4  -WATCHES (Warranted) from $1.50 to $7.25.    Clocks and Jewellery.  '   '      ��������� ��������� n A ry U    do not ask us to. ,ch������������...nything.       But we iuviU, our patrons to n.ake their selection early, wa .ill pack  the good, up nicely  ICrtllS-   QTC    V Abtl    and hold them until wanted.     We do not ask for a deposit, we trust you to act fairly.  THE MAGNET GASH STOKE; ^^w,^.a  ,  XMAS      J  IF YOU WISH something  real good for the Holidays  and cannot make up your  mind, let ua know, and we jg  will send by return mail  our special  XMAS CATALOGUE  OF  Fine   Goods.  WeilerBros  $   COMPLETE FURNISHERS.      '       VICTORIA, B.   C <&'  %  LI III!  Christmas groceries, etc.  Candies,  Nuts,  JAPAN  RAISINS,  Chocolates,  Dates,  AND      NAVAL  CURRANTS,  Figs,  ORANG  PEEL,  Bon    Bons,  Apples  ES.  ETC.  mce oro<  ora!l kinds at  AFTERMATH.  According to latest reliable  sources, the Alpha, on her trip up  from Victoria on the fatnl Saturday, lost about 24 hours near Active Pass, through the machinery  heating. Second mate Sterner  then advised Capt. York to seek  anchorage before nightfall as in his  opinion it would be risky attempting to make Baynes Sound after  dark with the heavy storm indications then apparent. In evidence  it transpired that the chart used  for thi-* portion of the Gulf, bore  date of 1859  The ship passed the Ballinacs at  4:15 p m.,   with   heavy   weather.  This is the last available shelter on  the run   before   entering   Baynes  Sound, and the mate, Mr.   Wilkii -  son, advised the master not to - attempt the  entrance.     His  answer  was: "I am sorry   you   are  not of  my opinion, but I shall run in and  anchor in smooth water."      Before  reaching Yellow Rock, both mates  again asked him to   turn  out  into  the Gulf and   lay   to   under easy  steam untii daybreak as it was dark  and stormy that no land   could be  distinguished even if  the  entrance  was made.    He, however, persisted  in   carrying   on.     As    previously  stated the light was seen just before  the vessel   struck.      The  captain  ordered the helm hard a starboard,  but the  fearfully   heavy   sea   and  force of the hurricane on   her   port  quarter, rendered her helm useless,  and she  was   hurled on    the   reef.  After the lines were out, Mr. Wilkinson got Mr. Barber and the  cap  tain on the rope but they turned  back and would not face it. All  should have been saved by the  lines if they had had courage to  make the attempt. The names of  the drowned are, Capt.' York, master; S. Barber, managing owner;  John Barber, purser; ��������� Mathieson,  chief engineer; J. Dunn, 2nd engineer, James Murray, 3rd engineer;  ��������� Sullivan, A B.; ��������� Casey, A. B.;  J. W. McKay, stowaway. In our  last issue the name ,pf "Hansen"  given as the man who took the first  line ashore, should have read "Anderson," A.B. A most unfortunate  sequel to the disaster is that  when the three corpses recovered  were being towed to Union Wharf  in a small boat behind a small  steamer, the lesser craft capsized in  the still-heavy' sea and the bodies  were lost. They should certainly  have been lashed as the weather  was still very stormy.  The beaches all around Denman  Island are covered with   wreckage.  Crates of the salmon   cargo   are to  be seen eveiywhere,   the  principal  part of course.being about the end  of the island nearest Yellow  Rock.  Mr. Wilkinson   and   several   men  remain to keep   charge   of   everything and to search for   the   dead.  All the survivors speak in the highest  terms of Mr. McDonagh at the  light   house.      Mr.     Abrams,   the  coroner, returned Wednesday, having taken the mail steamer at Den  man    Wharf.      He   describes   the  scene of the   wreck   as   something  awful.    Every   ship's   boat   being  reduced to match wood, while cargo,  lumber, bedding, life belts,    even-  thing that makes up   the  floatsain  of, a total wreck in a fierce storm  lies piled everywhere on the beach.  Mr. Abrams has kindly given us  the finding of the jury in th������ inquest held on the bi)dies which  were found.    We give it below:  "We the undersigned jury em-  pannelled by you to enquire into  the cause of the wreck of the ship  Alpha, whereby John Barber and  others lost their lifes find that���������  Mr. John Barber and the others  lost their lives through  accidental  drowning.    But the jury are of the  opinion (1) That proper  care   was  not taken to have a  reliable   chart  on board (2)    That as none of the������  officers had ever brought a ship into Union at night���������also,  considering the roughness of the weather���������j  it showed gross carelessness on the  part of the captain to   attempt   to  enter the channel without   a pilot.  (3) We   consider    that    the  first  and second officers   did   their   utmost to dissuade the captain   from  the course he persued and acted  to  the best of their ability   in   saving  life after the vessel struck the rock."  (Signed)    Robt.  W-    Baird,   foreman, Geo. Beadnell, jr., J.F. Piercy,  T. W. Piercy, James Messer,  T. H.  Piercy.  S-.-Hfaring men universally condemn the lale master's action in  attempting to force the passage in  Buch weather at night.  Gennine extract of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of .vanilla  on the market.  Mr. L. Nunn.--, our genial town  clerk, arrived home Wednesday  with his bride who was so well  known to us in the past ay Mi<e  Shaw. They were married on the  15th at. Victoria. We wish Mr.  and Mrs. Nunns lun? life, all haj vl-  noss, ana anii-.ti prosperity.  ' I!  ���������... &  'Ml -. *iiarew, ;-^i :i.ta
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BY   MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.
Author 'of "A  Woman's Love,"
"Yv'onia:; -Against  Woman,"
���.-.-, "Hit Faui.1 Sin,." Etc.
^3J&K&U-<aC/��-"CiSBt *	
M
, E!�� slapped,  for  an exclamation  from
the   doctor   caused     Silas     to   turn   in
������alarm.        '    , A
-, "MT.ss'Wi'llo,u;jhby is no worse, I hope,
sir?'/ ho anxiously asked.   :
"X fear she i.s. I do not: liko die
symptom's at all. Co round to the
stables, ".t'ooy and toll'Torn to bring the
chaise .here,   directly."
"It's  at  the  door,   now.  sir;
up   -as   I   reached   the   door.'.'
"All  ritfht! Give me a  hand
cent,   Sihis.     Thank  you!   How
���come here,  .TooyV" ,.. ,
"Gn   the  pony." v
"Have you any more errands to do in
the town?'' ' �� ���- '������'���'
"No. sh".'"  . ���' ';V. ...
"Then you must lend tlie pony to my
boy Tom,' who must put. off an appciiwt-
ment I have made for this .morning, as
I shall drive myself  over  to  Oakwoods
A  dreadful  change. , But if  our readers will strive to realize the shock Maud
has' received,  they will sea reel .v wonder
,'at'it- ''.'.������
Maud, noble, generous and impulsive
by nature, had .given her whole heart
to Cyril. She had never known, possibly never woni-d have known, how
very much she' loved him, till, to .avow
that'lovo. r would.., be. to: confess to ; what
the world would stigmatize as a crime.
"Do people often die of sorrow. aiurtV
Aland asiced. as she trilled with the
ilowers she held'in her, hand- ,,'"] iiii.',i:i,
.voting people V"'
"W-hat a ���itiungc question, darling!
When we are young, tlie world is full
of hope, and hope is tlie best doctor., for
sorrow.'' ',.'���''...
it   drove
with  my
did '3'O'U
"Oli,   yes.
when   that
the patient
A\Jy   de.u
when   there   is
doctor   is   a bsent���
dies."
chilli!"   and   the
iiope;   but
of   course
at  once.  Tom  will   follow  after  me.
As
ex-
- for you, you must r.seyour legs; I'll
plain  it  all to  Mi:--.*   Faneourt.".   ���"'
"Yes,  sir." . ��� ���       '.������'
Dr. Cameron had tailked himself out
���of the surgery," and was now, standing
in "the street, where, as Joey had said,
was t'he chaise, so well: known ou all
the roads about Gatford. drywn up to
the?, curbstone
In a few moments the doctor's arrangement was carried bito effect. Tom
descended from l the chaise, and mounted the pony which had brought Joey
into Gatford, while the doctor, taking
the 'reins in. his hands, drove rapidly
away. .     - A
As Silas, fallowed by Joey���the latter, in close companionship ���with his
four-footed .friend���passed down the
.High Street, they nearly jostled against
JVlr. Podmore, the lawyer, who, in
���earnest conversation with our old friend
-Doctor Doldrum, occupied the pave-,
ment in front of the former gentleman's
office. ���
They   were   talking     loudly���at   least,
t," the   lawyer   wns���and ;as   Silas   moved
a little out  into the  road,  he could not
"avoid   overhearing   a   word   or   two   of
the   conversation., r:
"T was never more surprised i,n all
Amy life when I heard of it���never!-And
Mrs- Podmore, who -is. I may say, a
.peculiarly strong-minded woman, and
worth any three pierks iii..my, count;ag-
"-hou.se, was absolutely so overcome, that
���she made no less than" three'errors in
her addition  of a  bill of costs."
"Sell Ormsby Towers! Are you sure
your   information   is   correct?"
"My correspondent, the head of a
highly respectable Dondon firm, had his
instructions from Mr. Cyril himself.
Indeed. I hear that Mr. Ormsby is expected down here this day to make the
necessary arangemeiits for quitting- the
Towers forever."
Silas had heard enough, and walked
on, very thoughtful.
"Sell Ormsby Towers! What can lui^e
occurred? If  he leaves  England,   .Maud
""Willoughby dies! Docto'rs, indeed! There
"Is but one doctor that can save her lafe,
-and his name is Cyril Ormsby."
Then   a  strong,   determined   look   settled down on Silas Goodeve's handsvim-"
face;und as he strode on and out of the
town,    his   humble    friend   Joey,    after
��� having seen  it,  made  no  further efforts
:at  conversation,  but  quietly trotted  be-
Ihind  him-Anily warning Tiddly wink,  by
:a  gesture,   to  restrain  his  gambols,  for
"Something must have gone wrong with
CHAPTER   XXXVI. >
<JYKII. S   LETTK-I5.
'Surely  a  fated   house   was this'.-house
-of   O.'ik'.vood,"���a   home     of   unutterable
woe,    like   thnt ���   Seven-Gabled     House
""whose   siory   has   been     so   wonderfully
��� told   by   the   great   American     novelist.
But fifteen years ago its whilom master
was   c-yrried   stark     and     heailforemosit
-orer its  threshold:  and   his  wife,   bereft
of  seiu��e,  quitti^y   the   house  soon   after,
���never   to   return.
Then another man, wounded and
'bleeding, is again carried up the terrace steps, ami enters the house, to
���leave it restored in health. I)lit witih a
"heart lacerated with misery: aud now
tin; young heiress of the domain--its
beautiful mistress, whom all delighted
to look upon and honor���is lying in her
chamber, sick, and, it is reported, with
but little hope, or no b<i<pc of recovery-
Let us follow .lane Steer into the
chamber, from which she left half an
hour ago to dispatch Joey with a letter
to the c'octor���for Maud has had a
fainting \"t, from which she has but
.just recovered. The glare of day is
-carefully occluded from the room, just
���as the bright, warm sunlig-.ht seemed to
be shut out' forever from its occupants'
Ihearts.
We say its occupants, for Miss Fan-
court never leaves her niece's bedside���
always sitting where we see her now,
some work in her hands, or a book
en her knees, though the work never
progresses; and when she attempts to
read, the lines became blurred and indistinct, till all sense of their meaning
is lost, and the words seem to melt into
,& mist of tears.
Maud is much changed���terribly
���changed!
;<>od   old
lady took one of Maud's thin, wa\\>n
hinds hi hers, and pressed it gently.
"Hope should never lie absent from the
breast of.young or old. It is hope that
moots us <m the threshold .of existence,
Loan-dug upon us through tlie soft'light
of n mother's eye. It is the shining
pillar, which, .'moving before us in our
weary, pilgrimage r'on earth, leads steadily onward, to the better land in Heaven-"
��� Maud was silent for some moments���
indeed, she scarcely seemed to havo
heard her  aunt's  words;   for  when   she
no other than Gerald Faneourt, Lady
Willoughby's and Miss' Faneourt's
brother!
. The brother, the one black sheep of
the Faneourt family, who had so mortal]}- offended the elder and ^stronger-
niiinded' sister by his profligate.' conduit,
that she,had refused even to have bis.
haine mentioned in her presence, but to
whom, despite his heartless conduct and
her husband's,, commands, the younger.
sister had clung with all the; self-sacrificing devotion of a first affection. ���'���'''
It was Cyril Ormsby'* intention, the
to say. with even this
leave, at oiire for "New
ivor,   at  the expenditure
the
ght'
went on
clue, to
and  onde:
the
to
his
spoke again,  it was far
away from-^iiGa
don't, you  think,
previous  question.'
"He would  be sorry
if he  saw  me now?"
"He!  Who,   darling?"
"The man who spoke to,, ma in the
wood. Ho .surely 'would not have been
so cruelif he thought that what he said
would have  killed  me."
"Do not think- of him! He is unworthy  of  a   thought."     ';
"'And "Cj'ril Ormsby. It seems very
hard that I must, never see him again,
deetn't it?"
'Tie will come " back some day,
dearest."   - '",;
"Some day!" she repeated, musing.
"Yes, he will come back some day. I'm
sure he will do that; and when he reads
myu-ame, he will known then how much
I have suffered."
"Your   name?" .
"ut: course. When we visit once familiar places after a long absence,1 ' we
never forget to stroll through the
church-yard. We are sure to find some
of out friends there. In these quiet
country, pladbs they don't wander far.
If seems strange, though, doesn't it,
that whole generations should grow up
and die, the one succeeding the other,,
and never moving from the same spot,
till the very dust that blows down the
village street, if it could resume its
former,shape, would fill the place with
men and women of times long gone by*."
She laughed a little at" this , fancy���a
laughter that moved the lips on y vvitli-
o'ut audible sound; then, picking up the
flowers on the bed one by one/went on
speaking. ���
"These\ are the flowers he gathered
for me as they were growing far, far
up in a crevice of the old ruin. It was
very wrong of me to wish to'have tliom;
but how could'I think he would be so
foolish as' to risk his life for' a few
worthless flowers!"
She pressed the now withered flowers
.she-'held, first to her bosom, and then
to  her  lips-
"They* are not worthless to me,
though they fiearly cost him his life;
and, between, you and I, Aunt Cordy,
the3* will cost me mine."
Here Jane Steer entered the room,
and, unobserved by. Maud,- as. they
thought, she beckoned Miss Faneourt
out of the room.
"A letter." And she put one in the
old lady's hand, at the same time placing her finger to her lip- "A letter
from Mr.  Ormsby."
Trembling with agitation, Aunt Cordy passed into a side room, inviting by
a gesture the faithful Jane to follow
her.
She had no secrets from Jane Steer,
ard the letter was read.
It commenced .by a warm and almost
affectionate acknowledgment of Miss
Fajicourt's kindness, and an expression
of the writer's .gratitude for her permission to correspond with her upon
the subject both had so near their
hearts- It went on to say that a clew
had' been found to the person from
whose discovery, if living, she. Miss
Faneourt, expected so much. It appeared that his, Cyril's father, had bee">
seen in company with that person twice
oh the day of the accident whioh had
deprived him of life. The first time
was in the presence of Mr- Ormsbv's
agent, from whom Mr. Ormsb* hi".!
drawn a large sum of money for son e
special  purpose.
Tile, second and last time when they
were seen together was on tlie platform
of the Waterloo Station, a few minutes
before the accident. The agent wil
remembered the appearance of "Mr.
Ormsby's companion, the circumstance
of the visit having been riveted, so to
speak, in his memory, first from the
sum o-f money being required in such
hot haste, and secondly from the tragical occurrence which followed almost
within a few hours afterwards- The
agent's description tallied with that
given to Cyril by Miss Faneourt: and
from an accidental observation made by
Mr. Ormsby, he was sure that tho
stranger was about to leave England
for New York.
This was al! that Cyril had been nb!��
to discover as yet. but it was sufficient
to prove that the person intending flight
was not his father, and that the meeting in the wood between Percival Ormsby and Lady Willoughby was connected, in some mysterious way. with tho
stranger in whovse company Mr- O.vns-
by had been twice seen the day after
the   murder,    and   which   strnnirer   vn.i
letter
slight
York'
of  a   fortune,   if  necessary,, to find
011I3-     man      who   could 'uirow,   a   ,1
.upon  the reason  of. the   meeting in
wood,   and   the ' subsequent   journey
London.
In .11 postcript Cyril mentioned
resolve to part with the estate of Oims-
by Towers, and of his consequent return to'Giitford for a few days previous
to departure  for- America. '
And (lid he say nothing .-.huiit Maud
in this letter? is a question'naturally to.
be asked. But a* few -words,- but they
spoke volumes:
"I   dare  not   ask  you   to  mention
name   to  Miss   Willoughby.   I  will
Ihe. promise   I iiiade   to     you,    but
name,   and   hers   only,   will   live  in
heart' forever."
Of ���al'   -rat   had   occurred   in  has   ab
si'iice-i'^''   .was  profoundly* ignorant.
SCa hm Continued.
T'HE HOME OF MAGIC.
MAAVHLOUS   SIGHTS   SAID   TO   HAVF
U EI EN   SEEN   IN   TIBET.
my
cecp
her
my
THE   UNHAPPY  CONSUL.
SojJie of tlio AiiiJizing neejiiosts "WItli
"Vyiiicli He Uzxh to YVrestJe.
"A United States consul In a foreign
port receives all sorts of amazing requests from idiots in his native land,"
said a gentleman who was formerly in
the service in South America. "A good
many cranks seem to believe that Uncle
Sam employs his foreign representatives
for the particular purpose of catering to
their hobbies. A woman in Iowa, for example, once wrote to request mo to send
her ten 'typical examples of the folk lore
of the people' and cautioned me to have
the stories 'taken down in shorthand ex
nelly as told,'; otherwise they would lose
their value. Another woman wanted statistics of intemperance among the natives for the preceding dozen yoars���that
in a country where not even mortality
statistics were collected.
"A man from Buffalo, if I remember
rightly, asked for samples of native
wnods and sent specifications as to the
exact size and shape of the specimen
blocks. There are' over 200 /different
woods in the country, and the job of cob
lecting the samples requested 'wouldeasi-
ly have occupied me the entire .balance, of
my consular term. Another enterprisin.*,*
fellow countryman.Ql'.���mine., living at Bat-,
tie Creek, vMicb..'���' asked me to put him
into communication with some native
lady of property���object, matrimony.'-- Me
said "he thought the lady would lie more
apt to listen to his advances it" he came
indorsed by the United States consul.
Meanwhile I was in blissful ignorance
as to whether he was a horse thief or
just an ordinary blamefool, so he.'.didn't,
get the'indorsement.
"I believe, however, that the cheekiest
type of idiot in the lot was the 'pass it
on' letter fiend, whose epistles averaged
about one a week.   The scheme is appar-
fel!
ow in
Osh-
l   eol-
ently very simple;.- Some
kosh. for example, wants to make
lection of foreign stamps and "postmarks.
Accordingly he maps out a route, consisting of a string of cities reaching -clear
around the globe, and then writes a circular letter to consuls at tbe points selected, requesting 'each in turn to read-
dress the envelope io the next man. The
letter is started on its journey, let us say.
by way of Havana. The consul (here is
expected to send it on to Rio, the consul
at Rio to dispatch it to the consul at
Lima, vniul "so on around the world, until
at last the government representative, at
Liverpool directs it back to the sender
at Oshkosh. The consuls are "supposed,
of course, to furnish the postage. A few
letters of that kind actually made the circuit at the outset, but the thin-,' promptly
became a craze, and at present the circular epistles are used as pipe lighis at
the consulates. But .think of rhe cold
drawn, double riveted, harve.vized cheek,
of such a proposition���even from a stamp
collector."
The Hats Tlioy Eat.
"The current impression that Chin.'i-
nicii out rats���I mean ordinary American rats���is all nonsense,'-' said . Dr.
James .1. .Mason, a. well known Chinese missionary, chatting about-his experiences iu  tlie  Flowery .Kingdom.
"Tbe
There
known
that   is
It   infests  the
the size of an
truth in regard to it is this:
is a small animal in China
colloquially as the tsul-cbow.
often  bred  especially  for  food.
rioeliflds,
ordinary
anil   is about
rat.  lift  lias a
longer body and a bead shaped something like that of a ferret. It is a very
prolific creature and is sold in enormous numbers in all the markets of the
great cities���neatly cleaned and skewered apart, and strung iu bunches of
20 or 30 on bamboo reeds.
"The tsui-chow is strictly an edible
animal, and, feeding entirely ou rice, it
naturally has very delicate and savory
flesh. 1 have eateu them, and if I had
beon able to get the rat idea out of my
mind would have relished the dish.
They taste something like young squirrels, and alive or dead are certainly
much less repulsive than many thing.-"
we commonly esteem as delicacies���
eels and frogs,  for example."
Tlie  Nerve.
"I suffer dreadfully from toothache���
an exposed nerve."
"Why don't you see a dentist?"
"Every  time   I  make up  my mind   I
find   I   haven't   the   neiwe.V���Philadeb
phia Record. . - . '
A *lr>��-oiiIng Exhibition In WliicJ>
thf Bofl-y'lK Horribly JMatilated and
ttf U'onndH Arc Instantly Healed,
l.cavl��(t  ,\ot  si  Sear  IJeliind.
,    The  country known, to  English speaking folk  as Tibet  hears a   very different
tin run among its own people.    It is called
Bod, or  P.pd-yul,  "the country of  Bod."
Tie '.name Bud   probably   refers  to  Bud-
dim.     Though  ostensibly   Buddhists,  the
people   of   Bod   are  in   reality   slaves   to
Liiiiiai.-m.   a   system   of   theology   which
bar t>��'#-n defined as "Biuddhism corrupted
by .S':val��ni and by .Shamanism, or spirit
worship."     Shamanism . is   the  dominant
cult of  Mongolia ami  is a system of de-
mou  worship  rather than  spirit  worship.
Tibet is regarded by students of the occult  jis  the home of magic,, and  whether
or no there be ."niahatmarf" in that'wild
and" weird land,  in which   thclate Mine.
I'lavatsky, the  high  priestess of theoso:
phy'.   it   is claimed,  served   a   seven   year
apprenticeship in the magic art, we'have
it on the most respectable testimony that
the lamas of Bod-yul can. and do perform
feats which have not yet been explained
informs of science and which  can  only
be classed as magical.
Tlie performances of the Bokfs, or wonder working lamas, are quite as astounding in their way, as those of the Indian
fakirs, who are Mohammedans, or of the
Sanyahis of Yogis, who are Brahmans,
���but-they are usually terrible aud revolting. A-Tibetan Bokt who had wandered
from his native land and penetrated as
far as Benares gave an exhibition of his
wonderful powers in,one of the vast temples of the; holy city a .few years ago.'
He'was accompanied and assisted' by a
mongrel crowd of half human compatriots. The esbibitiou promised . by the
wonderful magician'��� was truly ... an astounding odc He proposed;', in view of
all beholders, to rip up his abdomen, remove a handful of intestines, display
them to the spectators and then replace
them again and heal up the wound by a
few magical passes, .leaving' no vestige
of the damage inflicted.
.Needless to say such exhibitions are
not everyday occurrences, and the ordinary globe trotter might traverse India
from Cape Comoriu to Nepal'and not be
fortunate enough to witness so, marvelous., if revolting, a spectacle as that In
question. ���',...."
When the hour of noon arrived, the
lama appeared and took his seat before
the raised altar, on which candles had
been lighted. Before him was a radiant
image of the sun, and' on either side of
the altar were grim idols which had been
placed there by the attendants;
The lama was in person a small, spare
man, with fixed, glittering eyes, an emaciated framevand an immense mass of
long black hair, which floated oyer his
shoulders. He appeared altogether like a
walking corpse, in whose head two-blaz-"
ing tires had been lijrhted. which ele.nm-
ed in unnatural luster through his long,
���almond shaped eyes. He was about 40
years of age, and report alleged that he
had adjteady some four times previously
: performed the great sacrificial act he was
now about to repeat.
From the moment this skeleton figure
had-taken his seat the 70 fakirs who surrounded him in a semieircle began to
sway'their bodies back and forth, singing meanwhile a loud, monotonous chant
in rhythm with their movements. In a
few minutes the gesticulations of the
fakirs- increased almost to frenzy. Ou
every side of the auditorium braziers of
incense were burning. Six fakirs swung
pots of frankincense, filling the air with
intoxicating vapors, while six others
stood behind beating metal drums or
clashing cymbals, which they tossed on
high with gestures of frantic exultation.
For some time the howls, shrieks and distracting actions of this maniac crew produced no effect on the immovable lama.
He sat like one dead, his fixed and
irlassy e.ves seeming to stare into illimitable distance, without heeding the pandemonium that was raging around him.
"Can he be really living?" whispered
one of the awestruck Englishmen to his
neighbor. But this question was speedily
answered by the series of convulsive
shudderihgs. which at length shook tho
lama's frame.    His dark eyes rolled wild
ly, ana nnauy nothing but their whites
were to be seen, spasm after spasm
threatening to shiver the frail tenement
and expel its quivering life. The teeth
were set and the features distorted as in
the worst phases of epilepsy, when suddenly, and just as the tempest of horrible
cries and distortions was at its height,
the lama seized the long, glittering knife
which lay across his knee, drew it rapidly
up the .length of his abdomen and then
displayed in all their revolting horror the
proofs of the sacrifice in the protruding
intestines.
The crowd of awestruck ascetics bent
their heads to the earth in mute worship.
Not a sound broke tlie stillness but the
deep breathing of the spectators. ' At
length one of them, who had witnessed
such scenes before, addressed the livinc*
:creature���for living he still was. though
he uttered no sound nor raided his drooping bend from his breast���and, said:
"Man. can yon tell us by what power
this deed of blood is performed without
destruction of life?"
A dead silence ensued. The diving
corpse moves. It raises its quivering
hands and scoops up She blood from .the
wound, bears it to the lips, which breathe
upon it. They then return to the wound,
begin to press the severed parts together
and remake the mutilated body. The fakirs shout and' send up praises to Brahma; the drums beat'; the cymbals clash;
shrieks, prayers, invocations resound on
all sides. The fragrant incense ascends;
the flute players poiir forth their shrill
cadence 'he harps of some European
servants^ tafioned v in a distant, apart-
trient%nd previously instructed send forth'
strains of sweet melody amid the frantic
clamor.
The ecstatic makes a few more passes, -v
and, after wrapping a scarf previously
prepared over, the body, as if to cleanse
it; from the gore in which it was steeped,
suddenly he stands upright, casts all his ;
upper garments from him and displays.
a body unmarked by a single scar. Gesticulations, cries, shouts subside: low
murmurs of admiration, and worship pass
through the breathless assembly. [>and
tben the Bokt, clasping his thin hands
and elevating his glistening eyes to heaven, utters in a deep, low tone, far different from the shrill wail of the half dead
sacrifice, a short but fervent .prayer of
thankfulness, and all is finished.���Homu
Journal. <  .
It is supposed that the average depth
of sand in the deserts of Africa is from
SO to 40 fe��t.	
Vanity and Ctirlosity.
Vanity seems to spring eternal In the
masculine breast, and the less it has to
feed upon tbe more it thrives apparently.
The other day a tramp of high degree
In vagrancy stopped before the window of a house at which two young
���women were standing. He was tattered and torn and melancholy looking
to such an extent that he aroused a
feeling of deep sympathy in the hearts ,
of the maidens, who looked down upon
him as he stood ganiiigvluteixtly at some
object he held in his band.
"I  wonder  what  he has,"  said  the ���
sentimental one of tbe two as she peered down on him.   "A lock of some woman's hair, I shouldn't wonder."
"More likely a coin he's found; he
looks pleased." rejoined tbe practical
one scoffingly as she maneuvered for
a position that would reveal the object
to her.
But it was neither, they discovered.
It was just a bit of looking glass, in
which the man was surveying his features with a satisfied air, that told of
his entire contentment with his very
rugged physiognomy.
Which shows, as was said at the beginning of this story, that vanity
springs eternal in the masculine breast
just as curiosity does in the feminine.���
Baltimore News.
That  Summer Girl.
Was there ever so winsome a maiden
Aa she whom I met by the sea?
Ber tresses with sun gold were laden,
Her blue eyes were sparkling with glee.
Was there ever a summer so blended
With all that gives rapture to life?
But, alas, our romance was soon ended.
For we became.-husband and wife!
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The world will be' more fair,     ,  And you'll be good, and I'll ho good  Vt'hcn we've the time to spare.  ���������Josh Wink in  IJlaltimore American.  SHOULD BE BRIGHT, CHEERrUL,  ACTIVE AND STRONG.  ?*o  Iliioi!i   Ii"or  'Em.  Ain't room in this country for people who say  She has seen her bright day!,.  The bloom's bending bright 'neath the weight  the bee���������  The rivers are singing in music to sea���������  Oh,   the' country's  as   bright  as tho  country ���������  free.  .This song to her, then, in themiorningl  ���������Atlanta Constitution*  is  Why He  Was  Arrested.  "There is such a thing as being altogether too. clever."  "You think so?"  "1 know it. I was walking along the  street yesterday when I noticed a ������5  note lying on the pavement. I stooped  to pick it up, but it looked like a counterfeit, so I passed oa."  "And the note turned out to be a  good one. of course V"  "No. ,it'did not. but I was arrested  before 1 had gone ten steps farther."  "ArrestedV    What for?"  "For passing counterfeit money."���������  London Answers.  "Dear Sirs,���������I was for seven years  a sufferer from bronchial trouble, and  'would be so hoarse at times that I  could scarcely speak above a whisper. I! got no relief from anything  till 1 tried your MUSTARD'S HONEY  BALSAM. Two bottles gave relief,  and six bottles made a complete cure.  I would heartily recommendit to any  one suffering from throat or lung  trouble.  J.   F.   VANBUSKTTiK.  JYedcricfon.  Those  Denr  Girls.  Bella���������He was .always remarking to  xne that "beauty is only skin deep."  Stella���������Well? :"  Bella���������Well, I got tired of it, and I  just told him so.  Stella���������But, dear, wasn't/it foolish  of you to show him bow thin skinned  you are?���������Philadelphia Press.  The Spirit of Research.  "Ma, oh. ma!"  "What is it, Georgle?"  "If you had married somebody else  'sides pa. would I ha' had red hair or  black hair?"���������Indianapolis Journal.  DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION���������0.  W. Snow & Co., Syracuse, N. Y., write:  Please send us ten gross of pills. We.are  selling more of Parmelee's Pills than any  other pill we keep. They have a-great reputation for the cure of Dyspepsia and Liver  Complaint." Mr. Charles A, Smith, Lindsay, writes: "Parmelee's Pills are an excellent medicine. My sister has been troubled  with severe headache, but these pills have  cured her."  Choice  of  Perils.  be   careful   what-you   do.     A  me   that   hair   dye  affects   the  -Clara,  man   told  ������������������mind."  "'Vi  if I  way.  ell. John, you know very well that  iave. to got gray I'll go crazy any-  .'j���������Chicago ilci'orri.  The town of Westhofen, in Germany,  still enforces an old ordinance which forbids any one walking in the street with  b lightfil ciira'r.  A Great Rrsponsi ility K'e-ts Upon  Mothers ait 'IJiis'.Period-, as It Involves  ^*v 1 heir Uaughlfei 's l'utuie Happiness or  Misery���������Soinc Useful  Hints.  liosy cheeks, bright eyes,  an elastic  step, ,and  a   good appetite,���������,,. are the  birthright of every girl.,     These,   are  the    conditions   that   bespeak   perfect  health A   But   unfortunately   this     is  not-the ��������������� condition  of   thousands     of  growing  girls.      On  every'������������������side--may  be  seen   girls    with,    pale   or   sallow  complexion,   languid,   stoop   shouldered,   and  listless.,     Doctors  will     tell  them  that  they  are  anaemic, v. or..'   in  other words that their blood Is poor,,  thin and watery.  If further ' questioned they will toll them, that  this condition  leads to ..decline, .consumption.'  and-the grave.      What-is needed, is a  medicine    that  will  make -now,    rich,  re.l blood,  strenghten the nerves, and  thus    restore   the    vigor,     brightness  and  hopefulness  of youth.      For  this  purpose no other discovery in the annals  of  medicine    can  equal   Dr.   Williams'      Pink   Pills   for   Pale   People,  and  thousands  of  once  hopeless girls  have    been  made  bright,   active    and  strong    through    their   use.       Among  those  who ��������� have   been   brought   bock  almost from the grave  by the  use of  this medicine is Miss M. C. Marccaux,  of St. Lambert de Levis,  Que.      i\Iiss  Marccaux     says:    "It     gives   me   the  greatest pleasure to speak of the. benefit  I'have  experienced 'from   th3   use  of  Dr.     Williams'   Pink,    Pills       For  some   years    I  resided  in     Wisconsin  with a relative, where I devoted    my,  tune studying English and ;iK>,ic.   intending  to  make  the  teaching  of  the  latter  my   profession.    I   was     never  very strong,  and my studies fat.ig'icd  im; much.      When     about    four'..>m   I  became  very  pale,   suffered  from  severe headaches,  and weakness,    f consulted  a   doctor,   and    acting   on  bi.>  advice,     returned   to     Canada       The  Tiitigue of the journey, however,   made  me worse,  and finally I got so weak  that I could not walk without help.  I was extremely     pale,     my     eyelids  were swollen, 1 had continuous headaches,  and  was  so  nervous   that  the  least noise -would set my heart  beating violently.'   I almost loathed food;  ���������uid my weight was, reduced to ninety-five    poinds. Neither     doctor's  medicine ���������   nor   anything    else   that  I  had taken up to that time seemed of  the  slightest  benefit.. I  was   confined  to   bed   Jor     nearly    a     year   and   I  thought    that    nothing     but    death  could end my sufferings.    , Happily an  acquaintance  of my father's  one day  brought   mo   a   box   of   Dr.    Williams^  Pink Pills,     and     urged      me  to try  them.   I   did .so,   and     thought   they  helped me some,   and my father    got  lnyre.   After I had used a few boxes  all  my  friends  could see  they     were  helping me,   and  by  the  time T    had  taken nine, boxes I was enjoying better health  than I had ever had in my  life     before,,     and  had   gained   fifteen  !-omuls  in  weight.      I  tell'you'    this  out of gratitude so; that other young  gir's   who   may   be   weak   and   sickly  m-A.y know    the  way  to  regain  their  health."  Girls who are just entering womanhood are at the most critical period  ot their lives. Upon the care they  receive depends their future happi-  h.-KS. Neglect may mean cither an  early grave or; a life of misery. If  in others would insist that their  growing daughters use Dr. Williams'  I'ink Pills occasionally, rich blood,  sirong nerves, and good .health  -".ojld follow. If your dealer does  in keep these pills in stock they  wdl.be sent post paid at 50 cents a  b';x or six boxes for 32.50 by ad-  dressinc the Dr. Williams' Medicine  ( ���������>..  Brockville,   Ont.  STREET OAR ACCIDENT.���������Mr. Thomas  Sabin says: "My eleven-year-old boy had  his foot badly injured by being run over by  a car on the street railway. 'We at. once  commenced bathing the foot with Dr^  Thomas' Eclectric Oil, when the discoloration and swelling was removed, and in nine  days he could use his foot. We always keep  a bottle in the house ready for emergency.  Quite NeiV���������In  London.  He���������Can you tell me'the three quickest means' of eomi-*s������-nication?  :   Shi"���������Telephone,   telegraph���������  He��������� Well? what's the third?  Sho-(Jive it up,      , A  He���������Tell a woman 1���������Punch.       ',,'.  Mother Graves' -Worm Exterminate ha?  the largest sale of any similar preparation  sold in panada. It always gives' satisfaction  by restoring health to the little, folks.  Her  Suspicions   AroriscO.  "I wish yoti would/read this article,"  he said. ,'������������������; --,,..;  "What's it about?", she asked. ,  "It's about the "-'danger of getting angry, and it was written by a physician," he replied.  She looked at him sharply for a minute.       ' ''' "  "What have you been doing now?"  she asked. "What kind of a confession  are   you    about   to   make?"  It is only necessary to read the testimonials to be convinced that Holloway's  Corn Cure'is unequalled for the removal of  corns, warts, etc. It is a complete extinguisher. ������  Deafness Cannot Be Cured  by local applications, as they cannot reachthe  diseased, portion of the ear. Thero is only one  way to cure di afness, and that is hy constitutional remedies - Deafness is caused by an' inflamed condition .'of the. mucous lining of the  Eustachian tube. When this tube gels inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect  hearing, and when it is entire!v close;! deafness  is the result, aid unless tlie. inflammation can  be taken out and this tube 'restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition-of the nine us surfaces.  ���������We will give' One Hundred Dollars for any  case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be. cured by, Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for  circulars, free. ......  'A   ' ���������'���������F. J- CHENE.Y & CO., Toledo, 0.  Sold by Drug-fists, 75c.  Halls Family .fills are the-best.  .���������''TJiey'll  Spell It With  a We.  "The British admiralty made a big  mistake in naming that fast new boat  the Viper."  -"How so?"  "Every blessed cockney is sure to call  it the 'Wiper.' doncherknow."  Dr. J. D. lieliogg's Dysentery Cordial is a  speedy cuie for -uysentery, ��������� diarrhce i, chol.  era, summer complaint, sea nickn'os and  complaints iriei ontal to children teething.  It gives immediate relief t.n those suilering  from the c fleets of indiscrct'on in e.itiim unripe fruit, cucumbers, etc., It acts with woo.  derful rapidity and never fails to conquer  the disease. No one need fe.ir choloia if  they have a bottle of this mecicine convenient.  Ibsen's Hon sell old Idols.  Ilenrik Ibsen employs a curious aid  in his writing, which is thus described: "Upon his'writing table a visitor  saw a small tray containing a number of grotesque ' figures, a wooden  bear, a tiny devil, two or three cats  (one of, them playing a fiddle) and  soui*- rabbits. Ibs<en has said: T never, write a single line of any" of my  dreams without having that tray and  its occupants before me .on my table.  I could not write without them. Du"  ���������why I use them  is my  secret.' "  HOTEL,,BALMOMI1)i|,??r5SauLp.FrSegTx.^:  A Long Life.  Sir Walter Scott, while traveling in  Ireland, was one day accosted by a beggar. Ho felt in his pocket for a sixpence,  but finding that he had nothing smaller  than a shilling about him, gave it to the  woman with the words, "You must give  me the change next time we meet."  "I will, sorr," replied the beggar, "and  may, yer honor live till ye get it."  U������Tn<;rANA " reliance cigar  I USWVi> A,     FACTORY, Montreal  His Unsoundness.  "No; he couldn't get his life Insured."  "And   yet   he- always   looked   sound  and robust."  "Yes, but he never had enough money to pay the premium."���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  It  may be only a coincidence, but if  you will keep track of the matter you  will notice that the man without a roll is  never annoyed by breach of promise  suits.���������New York World.  lie  Concentrated.  Professor Countemfast is a small  man with a large mentality. His wife  is. a tall woman, who believes in the  power of matter over mind. Tbe professor had been absorbed the whole  evening iu a profound paper on the  mental characteristics of people who  were unhappily married. Suddenly  looking up. he remarked:  "My dear, are you aware of tbe fact  ' that a  man's brain  weighs about 3Ms  pounds?"  "Humph! You've just read . that,  haven't you?"  "Er���������er���������why���������-er���������ob, yes; certainly,  of course."  "Well,  that article says a woman's  brain is not so heavy, eh?"  "Er���������er���������yes. it certainly does, but"���������  "And it also state's that a woman's  brain is of much flncr quality, doesn't  it?"  "Er���������er���������well, yes; you are quite  right, my dear."  "Now, listen to me. Just concentrate your 3V2 pound brain on that  scuttle and figure out bow much it will  weigh a*ter you bring it full of coal  from the cellar." The professor meekly bowed his great, head. aud. as he departed for the lower regions in search  of abstract information, he murmured:  "The man who thinks that mind is  superior to matter is an illustrious  idiot!"���������London Tit-Bits.  "Have you tried "SALADA" Ceylon and Indian Green Tea?" asked  the  dealer  of a consumer  of Japan.  "No, I never experiment," said,the  customer.  "G-ood rule, proved by its exceptions."  ������  "How so?"  said the customer.  "A ''4Vw Tea, grown on the richest  tea producing soil in "the,', world���������  Ceylon and India���������prepared by modern cleanly . machinery methods,  is,-���������-without the aid pf nerve  disturbing adulterants, may prove  a revelation to the taste, and a positive benefit, rather than an injury,  to the system. Now do you grasp  the situation?"  "Yes," said the customer,   "I. do."  "Then,   take a trial  packet."  Result��������� ' , ������������������  Japan Tea forever  discarded.  "SALADA" Ceylon and India Green  Tea  adopted.  Tho above conversation is suggestive to you, reader, if you drink Japan   tea.  Altitude.  was  it where  you spent  "How   high  your vacation?"  "About $2,000 above the level of tha  sea."���������Life.  ���������'���������"���������'.   Founil  Ont.  At'science he was ver.v deft.  And-she'was'scientific, too,  But when-their cook Rot up and left  They didn't 'know a thins to do.  ���������Chicago Record.  RISK...  One of the most dangerous and repulsive forms of  Kidney Disease is  for which Dodd's Kidney  Pills are the only certain  cure. In Dropsy the Kidneys are actually dammed  up, and the water, which  should be expelled in the  form of urine, flows back  and lodges in the eells of  the flesh and puff's out the  skin. Remove the filth  which plugs up the drain.  Restore the Kidneys to  health. There, hs only one  Kidney Medicine  EY  Bub lea \e? SI  Ilovr  Expresses Drop  Men.  "While coming from Chicago last  week," said a prominent business man  to a Mail and Express reporter. "1 noticed a peculiar railroad custom which  interested me considerably. I happened to be in the last car of the limited when the train stopped in a desolate spot between stations. Tbe rear  brakeman, of course, dropped off and  went down the track with a flag to  warn any train that might be following  us. In a moment or two we started up  again, but minus the brakeman-.- 1  wondered at this, but was still more  surprised later on to see the same  thing repeated when we were obliged  to stop on account of a threatened hot  box. Upon inquiry I found that this  was the custom on fast trains. 'Sometimes, if we have lots of time,' said the  conductor, 'we whistle for the men to  come in, but in inose cases we leave  them to be picked up by the next train  or to walk to the nearest station.'  " 'But isn't that rather hard, on the  men?' I asked. 'Oh, it's all part of the  business,' he replied. T have known  of cases where men dropped off in this  way were frozen to death or waylaid  by tramps, but the railroads have to  make the time, and that's why it is  done. I have seen trains running with  only a conductor'aboard them at times  because tlie rest of the crew had been  left behind in just this way.' "  In Abyssinia the natives cut steaks  from the live cow and eat the meat warm  with the natural heat.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia.  We find that the Puritan oratory. In  quantity at least, if not in quality, was  enough to overpower the most daring  modern mind. Holy Master Cotton, minister^ of Boston, came out from England  with two clergymen���������elders they would  then have been called���������to accompany  him. and they preached a sermon apiece  on every one of the 40 days of the voyage. After every meal they had a sermon. We know that when Samuel Sewall,  afterward best known as Judge Sewall,  preached his first sermon he was too shy  to Iook'at the hourglass and preached for  two hours and a half before he got to the  end of the sermon.���������Colonel T. W. Hig-  eihaon's "Address on Puritan Oratory."  The Voice of Experience.  Bronson���������On what grounds do you  suppose that college professor bases  his statement that 90 per cent of marriages are unhappy?  Henry Peck���������He probably spends 90  per cent of his time at home.���������Philadelphia North American.  A Conundrum For tlie Sasre.  The Fool���������Nay, I will ask thee a question.  The Sage���������What is thy question?  The Fool���������Is a fool a fool if he makes  a living at it?���������Puck.  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Eta,  *        .. . . -     'i  The Trail of the Trmt.  "Queer names In Natal, aren't they?  I see Colonel Pluiner is at Crocodile  Pool."  "Heavens! Have even the crocodiles  formed a pool?"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.   ;.   The average   life   of   a theater is   23  ���������'ears.   From 1801 to11807. inclusive. 187  heaters were  burned down, and 13 ev  -ry year since has been about the average  A Deflnitlon.  "Father," said the boy who has been  encouraged to ask questions, "what  does the word credulity mean?"  ��������� "Credulity," was the answer, "means  the ability to go right ahead believing  the    weather    reports."-  *-"���������-���������*���������  There is absolutely, no  risk in purchasing your  watches, fine, jewelry and  silverware from us. We  guarantee safe delivery; we  prepay charges and cheerfully refund money in full  if desired.  Our new and handsomely  illustrated catalogue .will  assist you very materially  and may be had upon application.  DIAMOND  HALL,  Established 1854.  RYRIE BROS.,  Yong;e and Adelaide Sts.,  TORONTO.  /  ���������J  o  p  -^������������������������������������-^-���������-^������������������������-^->-^-'������-f-'*-^-������-^-*-<f-������''^1*' 4 '*������*  *    . t  +  RTIOSMEY  To Loan on improved farms at cur  rent rates.   Write to  "J"  NAliES, ROUINSON  &  BLACK,  X WINNIPEG,   MAN. ^.  *  At the Judge's Hand*.  Wragson Tatters���������Wot d' ye t'ink uv  de bloke wot said, "Time is money?"  Wasn't he a lobster?  Harvard Hasben��������� Sure! I'll bet he'd  look like 30 cents if he ever got CO  days.���������Philadelphia Press.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cures MdnHT.  Their Resemblance.  "I'm glad to echo the suggestion that  Maud S is as worthy of a monument  as old Bucephalus." .,,  "Maybe so. But it's a far cry from  Alexander to Robert Bonner."  "And yet the difference between  them isn't so great."  "How do you prove It?"  "One ran The Ledger, the other the  world."���������Cleveland Plain Pealer.  Appalling- Proapect.  Mrs. Newwed (handing tramp several biscuits)���������Here, my poor man, are  some of my homemade biscuits. You  will hnd the saw and ax in the wood  shed.  Tramp (closely examiuing the bis-  cu?ts)���������Are they as bad as that, mum'/  MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Ermliere.  A   man   who   has   never  learned  to  write his own name is not so likely to  get into trouble in this world as the  one who has learned to write another  man's.    y___   Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio, wr'tes:  "Ihave beon afflicted for rome tini-- with  Kidney and Liver Oomp aints, an 1 find Pur-  melee's Pills the best medicine lor the.~e di-.  seasec. Th so-pills do not causa p-ihror  griping, and .-hould be u-e when a c ithartio  is required. They are Gclatino Coated, und  roi.ej in the flour of L corice to prueervo  their purity, und give them a pleasant, ugree-  able taste.  Alloway & Clpp  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . . .  362^MtAIN ST., WINNIPEG  ������������������"'   *"' ������������������������*  Stocks and  bonds biJught, soTd  and  carried- On   margin^.    Listed  a> milling stocks carried  gf?���������CCCC���������CC������������������������������������������������������<e���������6������������������������������������  1 1  BROKERS, ETC.,  Dominion Bank Bui/ding, Winnipeg  Money lent at lowest rates.  Stocks and bonds bought and sold.  Railway and other farm lands in  Manitoba and N. W. T. for sale.  Maps and folders sent on application.  .Gait coal from Lelhbridge.  Price* quoted to all railway pointa.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  6O11 illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.  Whaley Eoyce & Co., ^feSfeSi.  Catholic Prayer ^cki^80^LeP1  nlnr������, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail ordersre������.  ceive prompt attention, n ��������������� J Sadller& CO. .MOHtieal  Manufactured  by THOS. "LEE, Winnipeg;.  (Trade Mark Registered November 21,1890.)  Dr. Sanche agrees to take Instruments back  at half price if parties lining them are not benefitted alter using for five weeks.  F. Frce,; Winnipeg, says: I have used "Oxyd-  onor" for two weeks for Br.>nchiti3 and Catarrh of the Head, and I feel   ike a new man.  Mrs. F. \j. Cook, Winnipeg, says: I had suffered untoid agonies irom Br.ght's Disease, and  it relieved me of Pain, and hi s x weeks I was  cured.  >'r. W. G Ellwurthv, Winnipeg, says: I have  suiTe ed for fij years with articular lheumatisni*  w.������- in ho3]>ital for 5 weeks, and used almost  every remedy, Including mesmerism galvanism, electric l>elt, etc I have used Oxydonor  todays and received more benelit than from  .'.nytniiiir else.  Mrs. Gngner. Winnipeg, says: I have used ic  beneficially with my family whenever sick,  and it has cured me of severe Indigestion and la  grippe.  KuVdealers wanted in every district. Address  Wm  T. Gibbins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.  Send for Buoklets of grateful reports,  o  ������  *  ������*  4$  41  9f?$mV7V?V?^$f?????  Sfttm'cd ���������women should all  know of Golden Seal, "Tho  "Wife's Friend,'" a certain  cure for Leucorrhea and  all irresularitkvs. Has  been used by thousands  of women. A trained  nurse will answer all enquiries. 31.00 ix.t l)ox,  sufficient lor one aionth s  treatment. Address Golden  Seal Medics] Co.. Toronto.  Ont. and Wlnnlp^n. Man.  For vU������ uy������ll OruggUti.  W. N. U.  296. _h -ir-ii-x *s/,1m _ aii *.  f..i*>rrtj������ry*.������rt- n^j^>M.ir i������������s������/������vtiTTr������3 X.rf JS ."I"  V"  If.yO&Warjt  a  fV������  /i  ��������� ^isr^  W1  v  <*%������  ������^3P".    E^i^t ,.    ^  ^���������i&'l^&Sg.lfelESi  ia-  AT; .tisml-jl.  write to \;TH;&::yHlTB^HG'Ufi'B  67 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA, B. C.  HENRY YOUNG & CO.are closing out the  Department and are selling their Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  -OF-  FH1  magic  ;' fi  ������������������:���������-  Ms  IMg*BW*K;HTW'raEMB������aUBK������ii^^  ~?���������mwa_BV  eiggggggg. ������^^g^ SSSfk*^^  es  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  V    HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,  AND FARMING    AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  :'���������';   OF ALL KINDS.  '^     Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinen%  -jjj     Write-for prices and particulars.,   P. O. Drawer 563.  y       ...   ;.''  :'������������������.'''���������'��������� v ���������,.'''���������  ^ gg3SgS_^2&ggd&gggg^  Our.stock of Toys and Xmas Goods is growing smaller every  day and to make a clean sweep of them, and insure rapid selling in  these lines this week we put them on sale from now to Xmas at reduced prices. You will find them arranged in separate lots. "Your  choice of any in the lot at one price."  Remember we do not carry goods over   from one season to another.  ''���������'I  HtK OUtAM or TARTAR FOWOCP  CREAM  Hlgbest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  < Avoid Baking Powder j containing:  They are injurious to health  ���������'In Black and White'' advises  the total prohibition of the sale of  game on the island. Its remarks'  are sound and sensible. Unless  this is done our vaunted "Sportsman's Paradise" will,be a thing of  the past. The journal referred to  suggests a largely signed petition  to the Government. We will boo.pt  it along here! StarJ. itgoingB & W!  The p ople who w.ent to the expense, of installing acetyline gas  plants in their premises are on their  b'#nes. No carbide available in  the country. "'Lectric light me  boys] Rockefeller can not,buy that  upF' We understand , that the  Colliery' Co. are willing to enter in-  a proposition to supply the town  with electric lighting. Get a body  of representative men to interview  the monagement and see what can  be done.p  The last Licensing Court brought  to light the fact that Vaidez Island  ���������xejection is quite without police protection. The nearest officers arc  stationed hero and at Shoal Bay, 30  miles from Cape Mudgc, and further, when Mr. Pidcock is absent,  no J. P. U available. The Gov  ernment has been repeatedly urged  to make provision for this and our  member should lose no time in  bringing the matter strongly to  their notice.  The late terrible shipwreck at  Yellow Rock, at the very mouth of  Baynes Sound, shows the utter inadequacy of the 1 ght and equipment at that most important point,  lit v;ns given iu sworn evidence  thai the light was not   seen    un'ii  11"?!   !'A.'I '-  1 !'1M   V{  'hat*, he Hying    Kpray    q-jiU  -1   si-rusk,    :.uk]  f.i."  coa  led H  uu    to   tvuit   time.  W  have it on the best authority'"That  in heavy weather the spray flies  clear over the top of the tower.  The light keeper ha;-" a skiff that is  utterly useless except in calm  weathor.    Had   he  been  provided  with rockets and lines, the unfor.'u---  '      ���������   i  nates who   were   drowned   off  thf ���������  Alpha could have been ssivA!  fiom'  the rigging, where they had   taken  refuge. True, the captain is blamed  by seao.en -f^rattempting  the p??--  sage under the   circumstances. But  Abere are many 'small craft   tr.ive-  Ting on the Gulf who   when caught'  c* " ���������  i _     ���������  in a storm, are compelhd -o seek  \ ort and unless a light c n be ceen  obey are in gjRat danger of-sharing,  the Alpha's f-ilef for it must be  borne in mind that Baynes Sound  is the only safe haven in a southeaster between Departure Bay and .  Quathiaski cove, on Vaidez Island,  a stretch of SO miles, and now that,  so much shipping enters the sound  to coal at the Colliery wharves, it  goes without saying that there  1 should be a first-class light, a tower  of sufficient height to be of use in  heavy weather. Proper equipment  in the way of boats, Vre saving apparatus and'fo.': signa'.-j a the Yti-  l.ow Rock statip.i. Le; the Government expend hi re in improving,  their tin pot lights on this coast  and less in printing documents in  the French lingo.  Furs  What 's more appropriate for a Xmas  present than a nice Fur. These are included in the lines of goods at reduced  price?.  .    ' -   c _   200 Pictures  These are something" put'of the ordinary-and are ornaments to any room.  "       They are  going at TOc each  Gent's Furnishings  ���������t: mca���������_ ���������aviww t* ^j\'_um*-v>.T-K���������.  Ladies' Handkerchiefs .  This is a line in which we excell both  in quality and assortment .aid are prepared for the Xnias trade in these lines.  Ask to see them. ���������" ���������      A  Gent's Fancy; Slippers  Fancy      -embroidered     plush  slippers....   A. .'. S1 50,per pair  Morocco and. patent leather. .$1.  P������W'i '&'..  Do you-want a,tie?  Do you want a nobby, up to date  tie? Ifsojuststep.in and,t;k3( a  look through our new Xmas  stock'-  White Spreads  We have just to hand another  supply of those large white  spreads at. . .. . $1.00 each  Men's'Rubber Boots  AT CUT PRICES  Our stock of men's snag rubber boois  is rapidly going down. The Price tells  the reason. We may h.tve.your size left.  Don't wait until it is gone  i;   ���������   ,.  Lace Curtains  From $1. a pair up  Rugs and Squares  in a variety of %. patterns and  colorin as.  I  %Ssr^' '^sa.^c# ' xx .'%&&  Children's White Ruffs  Fn in 25c   up  CUMBERLAND f  n  n  m  '������!  >'fJ  If you don't like Blue Ribbon extracts it is because you've never  tried them.  LOCAL ITEMS.  oi:q new one gra.iited, that of H. A.  OBull, H'erip't Bay,''..Vaidez'.Island,.it  .bfiing the opini-n of ihe board that  is. Avas better to grant the licence as  liquor was in any case smuggled in.!  and soJd illicitly in the north The  Rev. Mr. Walker-opposed the granting of the liceme on the gr und  that the majority of the Island  residents were against it and also  because there was no regular constable and J. P. stationed near by.  The application of M. Ireland for  transfer from Camp Ibland to Vaidez was laid over.  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  a;re put tip by Canadians. No  Chinese labor employed.  "Forest and Stream" supplements' "In the Fence Corner," and  "When Food kis Scarce." .are very  fine half tones of sporting-subjects.  This journal is a true sportsman's  paper.  We are pleased to see the familiar  facet,uf Mr. Archie Dick again  ammgst us in an official capacity.  The Government do occasionally  remember a tried servant.  ( urstock of Musical Inst.'umcnts and other X-.as Gif s  will  wid warrant our request.    Come and see for y,< ur?elf.  ���������   A PiBgent. BiYBii Away.with every $1,00 Purcto  Our Motto:��������� Honest Goods at Honj-:st Prices.  A choice selection of Books,    Over 200 Novels to select from.  iSB-i     H������l   If'All   I     ^   UUl  CUMBERLAND.       CHAS SKURATE, Agent,    ��������� ���������      ���������     -_ #  A Genuine Clearance Sale   at Reduced Prices.  10 per cent. Cash Discount (for 10 days only) commencing Dec. 20th.  Late delivery compels us to sacrifice all our Winter Stock of:���������  Wrappers, Flanneletts. Utinderwear, RibbonsA Gloves,  Dress Goods, etc. As we do not intend carrying over any Xmas  goods we include them in our 10 per cent. Cash Sale. Also GENT'S  UNDERWEAR, FIATS, SHIRTS, TIES, COLLARS, ETC.  VI  )'.  '#  Tho Nkws wishes all its readers  "A Merry Xmas."  Cevlon Tea is tlie   finest   tea  in  the world.    Blue Ribbon Tea is tho  finest Ceylon Tea in the world.  Single sheet Nkws this week.  Otu Blackbird must have a rest.  Interesting budget from Wharf  and article from Sandwi-'k unavoidable left over till next i������suc.  Messrs. Wtikr Bros, of Victoria,  have sent us a very handsome  catalogue of silverware. China, &c.  Nice holiday gifts.  Trying to   do    business   without  advertising is like." v-, inking at a  i>ivn,Y zyu'i iii the dark, }'"Hi inay  kjio-v. wba.i, youi anv (ioing but u'.:-  b*'.'d ���������.' ob:e d*.!'!s.-- in -iiacic ".'ou  While.  At Licemving C<>urt hi-rc on L't'--,  all old iirencys wore  ror-ewed,   and  Jolumbia flouring  mi,  Mills uoipanj.  ESDKEBY,   B. C.  TTTTTSfp  nUJx  THEE1 STAB,  WHIATLITS, to-io,  STE0I& BAZERS.  OUR GROCERY  STOCK  includes all   the   choicest  Xmas Goods,  Plum Pudding,   Layer Raisins,  Mince       Meat,        Cranberries  ASSORTED SOUPS, 15 cents per tin.  AVe :.uc receiving tiiis week -A ton nnts.    Candy in abundance.  *tf  Wi  EKiPAKTRIDGB  j'Wit'i  "<-������a_-_i_m__Tm$  ts&Mi  i. 9   O  \i i ^ r:  Agents  trtnpiT a. g a  (LIMITED.)  Victoria, B:  Don't miss  !  your deer.  5~)    f\  '-   " . *_J  BEFORE    BUYlxN'G   YOUR  G-TJl<rS -4-.J-TJD JL1VE3VXTJIN1 ITIOlsT  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. C, and your cheapest   freight   i?  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.  JOHN BARNSLEY & GO.  U5 GOVERNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA, B.C  yi    > /t  H  !    Ill  i  :i������

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