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 I. V  P>  n  %  -i.  rtV"  T  [''���������A  .^aaaM*, ,  w s.  ������  TENTH   YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.    WEDNESDAY,   DEC." 17.-1902.  THE  BIG  STORE.  WB  wisb   everpone   a  *lDer������  flfcern? ���������������mas  ,\X7E wish to make the month of December the best month  .  of the passing year, to help to make it so we will give a '  . Discount of 10 per cent.  on all i)ry,:Goods,( Clothing, Gents Furnishings and Shoes,  Sold from the 18th to the 25th'   ..      A      ..A    ..  ' ..  ' >; ' '     For Gash.   ,.  '  >"<���������-  VT"HE  "above Discount; will not   be '���������  '     allowed  on -CREDIT SALES. '  ^Sr        A  MERRY XMAS   TO ALL.       ' jbQI  S. Leiser & Co.,  msm .^g^aagigB5CT������7?a:  ��������� v ,  ������'���������" 61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, b' C.     '     "   f/<  . - jQj ' A\ -      ^ ' "    ' > '       - '      .   osA"  '*   <������  '    ^ -HARDWARE! MILL'ANtf   MINING ^MACHINERY;?' |';  '��������� v'|V '���������- \ .AND. FARMING,' :ANK DAIRYING tlMPLEitiENTSA. | .  \ \|K a ''OF'^T^KDNDS: '    :<Z*      ' :; A'A^ '' -\ '-   1   ' |L  $ -V-Agents foi'AlcCormick^Harvcsting^aphinej-y. r,'..  '     r V ." ^ 'js  ' kL '"Wfit&iorpric.^ OrDra'wer'5fi3AA'  :-y    "-^  . . AETISTIO,-.  METAL  BEB-STIABJ  AT A REASONABLE PRICE  \X/E are now Selling a great many IRON  ENAMELLED and BRASS BED-  STEADS. Our pretty and exclusive  patterns imported ;n carload Iot3 from best  Makers in Canada and US      WE HAVEABOUf 50 DIFFERENT  KINDS TO SHOW YOU.  Iron   Bedsteads,  in-White," Blue,  Pink,   and many New  aad  Artistie-Golora..................   ....: . ��������� ...,  $5.50 to $50.00  Brass Bedsteads  from..   ., -���������-  ������������������ $33oo to $85.oo  -     Bureaus  and Washstands,   to suit  above,   sold 'separately'  ��������� "-    ' in  any grade or  finish  desired..?   WEILEE BUDS.,  Largest Furnishers iii  ...Western Canada...  Victoria, B.C.  THE  123 HASTINGS ST.,  Vancouver, B.C.  88 GOVERNMENT  S:  Victoria, B.C.  ������������������������������������JSLCS-BIfcT'rS:'   F.OB A  Pianos, Grgans, Pianolas, Vocalions.  If you want to buy. a Piano or Organ, call and see our stock or write for particulars.  Our Prices are Reasonable and terms can be arranged to suit your convenience. Every  ���������Instrument we Sell is Fully Guaranteed We Sell Only Reliable Instruments, from the  best manufacturers .\  Our Patrons Risk Nothing.  YOURS TRULY,        .  THE  HICKS & LOVICK PIANO CO.  j-Uiji niwrwririfH mi hi mm rw irnwin *  ,m    JOB    PRINTING    m  Work of Every Description  at Moderate Rates  |j '      .   .   LOCALS.      ; |  FOR WANTS.,' consult our Advertising Squares "on inside  page for  anything required.  Xmas Fruits at the Big Store.  Make sure of a merry Xrnas by  ordering there.      ' '���������      ,   v  Dolls 1 Dolls ! 1 lots of them���������  little ones, 'big ones, dresse'd and  undressed, at Moore & Co's.       ,  -  Handsome and, useful Xmas pre- (  sents'are on view at Peacey's Stod-  dart's and McLean's.  '    Cheap Toys are not alwavs good,  Go to the Magnet for allcXmas tree  purchases.  , -The-public school examination  will thke place on Friday. 'All parents and friends are. invited .to,be  present. > ��������� ' '  .Tea" "Sets, Dinner Sets,' Wine'  Gl.-sses, Fancy "Cups and Saucers,  Jardfneres; &c, at Moore & Co's  <��������� -  Court'of1 Revision.��������� Before Hon  Judge'Hanison  on Thursday last,  the valuation of ihe  B.C. -Lumber '  Cr>'< lands was reduced  from  $9.oo  "to !p4.oo per acre.   A >,    r  -  "The  adjourned sale of   land" for  unpaid   taxes wi'l, be contiir ed  in^  t5,e  Court houpc,  Cumbeiland,   on  Monday, 5lh January, 1903, -   See  no ice  in another column.   "���������  The several, Sunday Schools- o'f  Cumbe; land aie preparing for Xmas  entertaintnents, to be held' at or  n't ar,Xmas week. The Cantata-at  Grace -iVlethpdist Sunday School  promises to be a success. Mrs Dr.-  Gil e-p'.e'LaS' -the'   affair   'in '. her'  o/iavge.  LadiiV Lounging Kobes. r-Just a  '.few ' Ve!-3r.r pretty ~ and-^jyt^inl,- at"  Moore & Co's.  There's a weekly letter frcm  Washington, D. C, in The Chicago  Weekly Inter Ocean," and its c> n-  tents "alone make the paper well  worth its jegular subscription peice  of $l.oo a year.    Yet by our special  ,low rate arranoerneni both this  (<aper and the Inter Ocean may be  had for $1.90 for one full year.   -  The Victoria Colonist says that  it is reported that the Impnial  Government will build a dock at  Esquimalt or make arrangements  to have the pret-ent one enlarged.  A-s all the large liners of the C.F.R.  are now docktd at Kowloon, ihere  ��������� being no capable accommodation  for th^m on "tlieir bide of the Pacific  ihe advantage to Victoria will 1 e  g.-eat, as these and o.ther liners will  no doubt be hauled there.  As a result of the item which appeared last week in these columns  egarding the danger of the open  cellar on a vacant lot in town, Mr  David Anthony has called our attention to the fact that a quantity  of rubbish cf all sorts has been,  dumped  into  a ravine on a vacant  /lot next to his house on Penrith  Avenue He states that much unsanitary refuse has been included,  and that most of ihe rubbish has  been placed there by the city men,  and that nothing has been done to  remed}'the evil, in spite of his complaints to the authorities.  Mr Wm', Hicks, of the firm of  Hicks & Lovick, is paying Cumberland a husiness.call. This firm has  .lately :.-upplied the large vocalion  organ in Victoria West Methodist  Church, the first of it kind in Victoria. Intending purchasers can  not do better than place their-orders  with Messrs Hicks for pianos or  organs, as none but thoroughly re  liable instruments are sold, and  prices are highly satisfactory.  BASKET    BAIili.  fv  ,The Blacks and Whites of the C.  A:A. engaged .in a friendly basket  ball match in the. Agricultural  Hall, Courtenay. last Thursday, in  aid of the Comox Agricultural  Society, As the weather was of a  disagreeable nature there was only  a fair attendance of spectators, a  number were thus prevented from  attending. The hall being rather  small for a first class game the  play was ' not up to', the usual  standard, but for all that those  present thoroughly enjoyed- the  exhi' itio'n.      When the' ball -was  1 set in motion-if was evident that,  the  game, would   be0a   hard   and  rfast one and which ever side won  their majority would 'be small.  Both teams bein-j. evenly contested  a close and exciting game was the  result Whites out-running ^Blacks  to the extent'df 3 points: .Score���������  Whites, 1Q, Blacks, 13.  ' The match was followed by a  ball at which 20 couples participated. The grand'march was led by  Mr and Mrs Parkin, and the music  supplied by Mpssrs Teed and'  McPhee gave satisfaction to all. - ���������  -���������   *   *  ' ��������� POiiPADOURS    VS.   BA.LDHEADS."  After a.hard-fought game between,  the Pompadours ancVBaldheads the  -former emerged   from the struggle  last Satu day .victors by a narrow  majority, thus avenging" their ,de"  ��������� feat of several' weeks before. *   The  ' Baldh^nds were no doubt res.ing-on  . their  laurels,   so.they   wdl at the  first,opportunity attempt to retrieve"  their  former' posiT'ion.  -The 'earns'  were, Pompadours���������Vater, MclMil-  1 m, Camero-rarnl Woodhus.   Bald-  ' heads"���������Bruce, Johnson, Slavin and  Clarkson: \. -,   ��������� j , A'..  SON"G    FvEBVICE.  A song service was held in Graoe  Me'hodist Church. ' Rev. William  Hicks of Victoiia and Mis������s Matthews assisting. Tbe anthem. "Sun  of my Soul." by tho choir was  highly appreciated. Miss Matthews'  sweet voice was heard in the sacred  solo. "The Drbt. is Paid," ali^o in a  duet with Rev. Mr Hicks, S'The  Lord is my Shepherd." All hough  Mr Hicks is not a stranger to Cunils nd he makes new friends at every  appearance. His bass solo, "Abide  with mp,*' was rendered 'with the  power "and expression for which he  enjoys so enviable a reputation.  PERSOSMAL. |  Miss Maggie Walker has gone to  Victoria to reside.  Judge Harrison paid Cumberland  the usual official visit last week.  Mr S. Riggs returned on Thursday from a business visit to Nanaimo, ,  Mr Wilson representing the Victoria Colonist visited Cumberland  last week.  Mrs T.' Piercy, and Mrs Chalmers  and.'.daughter, returned to their  home on Denman Island on Fiiday  last,  Mrs Cameron and Misses Ray of  Union Wharf who have been visit-  ine friends in Cumberland;returned  to their homes on  Friday morning.  School Inspector Netherby was a  passenger to Cumberland by last  Wednesday's train. Mr Netherby  has been conducting the High  School entrance examinations  which have been in progress since  Monday. \  <g WHARF    NOTES. |     -  oi ,  S.S.^Tenic and scows loaded coal  on Wednesday for Vancouver.   '  Transfer No. 1,'on Thursday took  a cargo of coke to the Lady smith  smelter. ���������    ,,  ' S.S'. Algoa sailed on Saturday for  Port Los Angeles with 10,710 tona  of coal.  i  S.S. Comet called for bunker coal  S.vtutday. ,She was'bound to Village Bay for a boom of logs.  S.S.  Quito arrived here Monday  for bunker coal.     She is bound for .  Manilla fwith cargo of lumber.    -   *-  S,S. Pioneer arrived on Sundajr  with ship Glory of the Seas in*, to������r.  She loads here for San Francisco.'  " S.S. Active brought the barge -  Robert Kerr over on Thursday for a %  cargo of coal for the C.P.R., Van-' ,.  couver.      ' " ,    " '  -, S.S.   Lapwing,  Captain  Rogers, v  brought in a- load of hay for Grant  & Mounce on Saturday; and sailed  same ��������� day  for   New   Westminster"  -with a cargo of coal. .    .. "  ,     , O  '    .     v   - _     '  Editor Cumberland News.   >  Dear Sir,���������The s.s. "Algoa" which t  loaded at Union Bay last week is,  one of the largest tramp steamships  plying on the Pacific,Coast, and,as .  she is quite likely to,.come here for-  several ibargoes of coal I .thought  that-a'few ' facts   concerning  her   ���������  might.be"of interest-to your readers "���������  who have;not had-an opportunity^ '  of seeing'her. , Sfie is a tsteel vessel. \  built by Wm. Doxford & Sons, Iitd\,r  of Sunderland; her re'gist'ered'own- ������  era are the Algoa s.s. .Co., of ,��������� Liverpool;,-her length is 455 feet, beam"  "58 feet, depth of hold 32 feet;-~grosV  ..tonnage"f,574', net tonnage '4,896;;,  her total displacement at,ordinary  load line is 15,750 tons.    She has-  tripple' expansion   engines   29in:r^  50in. and 80ih. diameter, with 51*:  inches atroke'of  piston, and indicates a horse power of 2800.     Her,  ordinary speed when loaded "is 10-  knots per hour.    She has six watertight bulkheads besides a collision  bulkhead," and tanks for water ballast along her entirelength capable  of holding 2443 tons.    The largest  cargo ever carried by this vessel  was  delivered at   Tacoma   a  few  months ago the cargo being 13.000  tons of general merchandise besides  1500 tons of bunker coal which'she  had   to take on at the commence- ,  ment of her voyage.    She is being  operated at present by the Pacific  Mail s s. Co. of San'Francisco. Her  crew consists of 48 men, Captain F.  G   Hansford being  in   command,  " D. D."  if:.*v\M  ���������?-<'���������  COMOX DISTRICT.  THE ADJOURNED SALE OF  LANDS for Unpaid Taxes in the  Comox Assessment District will be  held, at "the Court House, Cumberland, on the 5th day of January,  1903, at the hour of Ten o'clock  foienoon, when all lands-remaining  unsold at the previous Tax Sale  will be again offered'for sale, in  terms of Section 99 of the Assess-.  ment Act.  JOHN BAIRD, Assbsbor.  Government Office, Cumberland,  5th Decomber,   1902.  10 12 02    4t  STRAYING on Plarrigan's Farm,  a Yearling Heifer, black and tan  back, and white below. _ Owner  may have same by proving pro<=  pvrty and paying expenses.  J  K ,. ��������� J  A GIRL OF fiRIT.  By MAJOR   ARTHUR   GRIFFITHS.  Oopywright by R. F. Fenno & C!o.  "HP -says he's Captain Wood. We  ' have> mason to believe ( he's not. not  according to this"���������the purser touched  a printed list of passengers lying on  the table��������� "or if be is the .other must  be an impostor. Ask him, sir. what  proof he can give us that be is tbe real  Simon Pure. Can lie refer to any one  on board who will bear out this moa-  ���������strous-assertiou?"  ���������'That's a good idea, Boflingc. Come,  tny man, what do' you sayV Can you  do it?"    ,  "Easily if A choose. . There ., re two  ladies who would bear me ,oijC, but I  would rather not bring them into it. I  am engaged to be married to, one of  them."   '  The captain grinned. This wasf>rather against me��������� a '���������fresh proof of lummy.  "And a youngr fellow who is practically iu my employ, although one of  Saraband's people"���������  ' "The \\o\v York detective agency?  5've heard of them."  ".-vnd  he  may  not care to have you  ���������know who he is." '  ,     "So that you,'can offer us no guarantees of your good  faith,'eh?r   Strikes  me you're  in  a sinking condition  and'  will scon be a complete wreck." sneered  the captain.     "Tho   whole thing 13  ugly���������your   loafing   round', where   you  shouldn't, your unlawful possession of  the papers which you make away with |  when  tackled,   your  claiming  another  ���������   man's name.'   I  don't  likee it. and  I'll  ' tell you what 1  mean to do' with you,  keep you a close prisoner till we make  New  York.    There you can  answer to  the proper authorities.    Meanwhile I'll  '. -stand the racket. < I  must look to the  saamc and "credit of my ship."  "Where shall I be imprisoned?"  "In a spare cabin the purser will find  you.    You shall  have your meals and  all attention, but you'll stay below un-  <ler lock and key until Uncle Sam sends  on   board   to   fetch   you- after   we're  /alongside the wharf."  "1 -protest and. ��������� as I have already  ��������� 'said, will hold you responsible. You  ' jvill bo sorry" ���������  At1 this  moment an   urgent  message  ���������came  down \to  the  captain   from   the  bridge.    The officer'of  the watch-reported that the large'steamer that had  .  been   overhauling   the   Chattahoochee  for the-Iast few hours was now within  ' signaling distance.'  '"Signals sue wants to speak*us. sir."  said ihe fourth officer.,who brought the  message.    "Can't  make  out   her number, but she's a ne\vuman-of-war cruiser,   British,   and   Mr.   Aston   says  she  must be steaming 23 knots an hour."  "She's after those papers. Captain  Sherborne, unless I'm much mistaken."  I put in', with a little laugh of satisfaction. "Perhaps there will be some one  on board who knows me."  The captain glared at use, but his  -eyes fell bci'oie my stta'tly glance, and  I could read his thoughts plainly; the  ���������growing doubts, tho fear that he might  '���������be all in the wrong, the trouble that  anight come upon him if he misused me  -without clearer proof. , Yet. he carried  it with a high hand to the last.  "I'll settle' with you later, my fine  Yellow, and handsomely. You shan't  ���������bluff me."  "If I might suggest. Captain Siier-  1 'borne, your place is on your bridge. I  ���������don't presume to teach you your duty,  but a man is apt to forget it when he  loses his temper and his self control.  We can square our little matter later.  But I warn you against using any violence. I may have friends in that ship  .���������astern"���������  I could see fresh rage gathering in  ihis face at my words, but he restrained  ���������himself, and with no'uiore than a parting oath and an order to cast cue loose  he floundered out of the cabin.  I went en deck without further let or  hindrance and took my situation by the  ���������fore companion. 1 was much interested in what went on around. Every one  was excited at tho approach of this  ���������splendid warship. The rumor that she  ihad some'business with us had already  ���������rub like wildfire around.'and it was  strengthened by.the many colored fluttering bunting with'-which she constantly signaled us. 'The excitement  increased when orders were given to  slow down. Any change in a steamer's  progress always attracts attention on  Sjoard. and our decks fore and aft were  crowded with passengers. I could see  ���������those of the first class talking.'eagerly  together, gesticulating and pointing to  -the warship. Many glasses were leveled at her, and I. could gather that her  ���������interference with our voyage was not  taken in good part. In. these days of  record passages across the "ocean ferry" the delay of even an hour is a serious matter.  ' Now the butcher of the Chattahoochee joined me where I stood, somewhat apart. He was an acquaintance  "through Roy. somewhat surly and uncommunicative, but. I found him suddenly quite garrulous and friendly. Tie  was an old man-of-war's man. and his  ^spirit was stirred at the sight of the  white e.nsigu.  "It's grand, yon. Grand to see that  Iron kettle, 13,000 tons' displacement,  -riding triumphant like a wee birdie on  the surface of the uiichty  waters.    It  means man's conquest of nature,  science and knowledge and above alJ  pluck. ' There's a sicht, my man! The  finest and uewest cruiser afloat���������H. M.  S. Victrix"��������� .  "You know her. then?"  "Aye, laddie. My own sister's third  cousin is fourth engineer aboard, and I,  wa's all over her not a'week syne when  she lay in the Solent. She was under  orders, then for the China seas. Deil  ha' me If I know what brings her into  midatlantic.'.'  "Some special order. I suppose?"  ''War mayhap.    These ��������� arei fearsome  times, laddie, and I read in. the papers ,  there-was trouble  brewing.    What if  she Is sent to warn our shipping?" J  "We shall soon know. See, ishe has,,  lowered a boat, aud'we're going now j  under easy steam to take them on ;  board." < j  , The Victrix lay half a mile off, and  her boat, looking like a cockleshell  compared to her great bulk as it, left !  her side,' came bravely along, lifted '  over thejong Atlantic swell by the well  cadenced stroke of 10 oars." In the  stern was a group of three, and as  they got within range,of my glasses I  saw that one was a; naval oflicer, no  doubt in command of thejioat. and two  other persons in plain'clothes. '  One was my colleague in the intelligence office, Swete Thornhiil.   The other���������yes.  there  was  no  mistaking that j  rosy, scorbutic  visage���������the other was ;  Snuyzer, the detective'.'   1 decided then '  and there what I   should  do.', I  saw  that it was possible by acting promptly  to tell Swete Thornhiil all he knew and  yet preserve my incognito.    So I slipped down  into the second saloon and .  wrote him half a dozen words. / 1  1   ������ ' I  Dear Swete���������I got the papers and ,have 'thrown1  them   overboard.     Don't   let  on   about   me   more ,  r&a/  Jeweled  Irooches.  !  than necessary, but make the skipper brinjr you"  and Snuyzer down hcie, forward, for a few words  private talk in my own cabin or anywhere out of  earshot with others. 'I 'have' strong reason for  still lying low.    Yours, > W.  Wood.  I took this to the purser'scabin aud,  was lucky enough to find him there  poring over interminable and voluminous accounts of victualing. They interested him1 far more than what was  going on above.  "You will oblige me by getting this  into the captain's hands at once." I  said very peremptorily. "It is for one  of the gentlemen who are now close  tinder our quarter in the man-of-war's  boat."  He took the letter and read its superscription with somesurprise. not to say  alarm. It was: "On her majesty's  service.    To Major Swete Thornhiil. D,  ���������"THE   Brooches   here  men-  *���������    tioned may  offer a desirable suggestion for Christmas  buying.  '. Each one 'is of artistic merit  as well as surpassing value.  No. 13320, at'$5,' is a Star and  Crescent design of fine Pearls and s/jiiii  Gold.  No. 133 J7, at SI0,13 u rococco scroll  design in solid Gold, mounted with a1  fine Amethyst surrounded with Pearls.  No. 13369, at $24, is a Pearl "Sun  Burst " of exquisite beauty.  No. J3400, at $42, is a Clover Leaf,  paved with fine Pearls, having lor its  centre a beautiful Diamond.  i  We guarantee safe delivery, and cheerfully refund i!ie full price if a selection  is in any way unsatisfactory.  Write for our ucvr catalogue.    ,   .  Ryrie Bros.,  ���������    "Jewelers,    -  Yonge and Adelaide Streets,  c Toronto.  Mother���������"I wonder how this new  book got in' such a horrible condition ? " ,Little Max���������"I, heard papa  say it was too dry for him,-so J  poured water on it.'A . '  There   never   was.   and   never  will   be.   a  "uvorsal   panacea,-.in'one   remedy,   for all  Ills  to   which   flesh   is  heir���������the  very'  nature  of   many   curatives   being   such   thai,  were  the  germs  of .other   and   differently  ueatOtl   diseases   rooted   iu   the   system   of  the   patient���������what   would     relieve   one   ill  jn   turn   would ,.aggravate   the   other.    We  have,   however/ in' Quinine     Wine,     when  obtainable in   sound,  unadulterated state,  a  remedy  for many   and grievous ills.  By  its   gradual   ami   judicious  use    the  frail-'  est    systems    aro   led ��������� into   convnlesenco  mid  strength   by'the  influence  which  Quinine exerts on "nature's own restoratives:  It   relieves _<the   drooping   spirits   of   thoso  with   whom   a    chronic ��������� state   or   morbid  despondency   and , lack   of   interest   in . life  is    a   disease,    and,    by  tranauili'/ing  the  nerves, 'disposes   to   sound   and ..refreshing  sleep.���������imparls  vigor   to  the action  of ihe  blood, <,which,    being;   stimulated,   courses  through     the    veins.     strengthening     the  ealthy    animal    functions  of the system,  hereby   making   activity   a "tnecessnrj;   result, strengthening the frame, 'and giving  life  to  the diges'tive   organs,   which  naturally, demand   increased  substance���������result,,  improved   aupetite.    Northrop1 &' Lvmai/.  of  Toronto.     have   iriven,. to     the   pubh-  their superior  Quinine  Wine 'at  the  usu&j  rate, ��������� and,   ' guaged   by   , the   opinion   of  scientists,   this   wine   approuches     nearest  perfection of rany    iu:   the "market.       AU  drug'rists .sell   it.'   ,  AN ANXIOUS TIME FOR    ���������  NEURALGIC SUFFERERS.  Paine's Celery  The Only Medicine That Success-  r- a J _, ri  o    fully Cures This Terrible ,  Nerve Disease.  ,   o  u       f  One' of the gi eatest drawbacks in  Mexico'is the scarcity of fuel. Moncs  are placed in. the probable discovery  of oil  iu paying- quantities.  <r    _1���������1: :   Onlntio farmers are^having im<ih  trouble- with foxes which are carrying-  o.T their hens. It is .very many gear's  since    foxes     were so plentiful  in the  S. O.. R. A., c. o. Captain Sherborne of   c.ist as  they are t\iis season  the S: S.. Chattahoochee.    Confidential  ���������A, novelty", in divorce is'reported  from a'( little town in Austria, where  th". [parties in a recent case .'ssi'ed  cards o'Y invitation to their iru'iidj-  to  he present at the^trial.        -/"������������������'  Hickle's-Xnti-C'onsumptive Svrup stands  nt the head of the list for air diseases  of the throat and lunrrs. It acts like  magic, in breaking up a cold. \A cough  is "soon subdued, tightness of the chest  is relieved, even the worst case of consumption is relieved, -while in recent  cases it, may be said never tb fail., it is  a medicine prepared from the active principles or virtuos of several medicinal  herbs, and can be deoended upon for "all  pulmonary complaints. '   .  .and most immediate/''   r    v  '    "Certainly, sir." said,the purser, his  .whole manner suddenly .changed, 'and  then I returned to my 'post of observation on deck to wait events.  -I saw my friends come on board, the  naval lieutenant first, who raised his  rhat to our captain as he received them  at the gangway, then introduced his  companions, after which the whole party quickly and silently passed through  the crowd of passengers, who were dying to hear what it all meant, aud entered the captain's cabin.  I had not long to wait for the next  act. Within a minute or two 1 was  hailed by the second cabin steward,  who told rue a little abruptly, but he  knew no better, that I was wanted by  the captain below.  '���������Hallo. .Master Willie," began.Swete  Thornhiil after a brief shaking hands  all round. "You've led us a pretty  dance and no mistake. How the mischief did you get here, ami are you cw  lain about the panei-sV"  "All that will keep. man. As to the  papers, ask Captain Sherborne. lie  knows what became of them."  "I will not be a party to this. I saw  you throw certain papers overboard  which I still believe you stole"���������  "Captain Wood will answer 'for that  to the proper persons, and so will you  as to any charges you bring." interposed Swete Thornhiil stlfrJy. "You can  rely on that. We shall proceed straight  to New York ahead of you. am-! you  shall be met by the British consul and  other authorities."  "That is all I wanted to say." 1 cried.  "Get there first and set everything in  trim���������you understand Mr. Snuyzer. I  am in hopes that, the others do not  know or -have, no more than suspicion  of what.has happened.'and-we should  be able to arrest them on arrival."  "We'll do our best, captain, you bet."  said Snuyzer,-, "and take them if the  law will let us. Our Mr. Sidney Saraband will work it if it's to be .done.  But if we save your property from  these, sharks their only offense was  committed on British soil, and there  may be a muss. Anyway.it's plain we  need not detain this One vessel"���������he  bowed to the captain���������"now things are  pretty well fixed. The major here's  satisfied. You're safe, for which we  may be truly thankful, if, I may say so,  and there's nothing left to do till we  make the shore. Look out for us. captain. Some of us, 1 guess, will run out  to meet yo"i in a special steamer just  inside Sandy Hook." . .  fTO BE CONTXinjKD.}  THOUSANDS L.IKK 11 Kit.���������Tens Mc-  L.eocl. Severn liridge, writes:,' .': I, owe a  debt ot 'gratitude to Dr. Thomas' Eclec-  tric.'Oil tor curing me of a severe cold  that troublecT me nearly all last winter."  In order Lo give a cmietus to a hacking  cough .take a dose oi Dr. Thomas' lOelec-'  tric Oil ".thrice a (lav-, or oftener it the  rou'jh   spells   render   it  necessury.  A young .sportsman had mistaken a  calf for a decv, and ,the calf was  breathing" its.last. ' "T-Tell mother."  gasped the dying" martyr, addressing  I lie sympathetic sheep. who stood  near byv "t-tcll mother t-that 1 died  game."  Rice   GrlddlecakcM.  Press cup of cold boiled rice through  sieve; add tablespoohful butter, melted, and ' teasjpoonful salt: break two  eggs into mixture and'beat well;-add'  cup milk. ' Pour this over cup flour;  add two teaspoonfuls -baking, powder."  If the butter is.too thick, add a little  milk.   Bake on a hot'griddle.  ' u TrlokMtTliu.t   Are   Old.  Maiiy of the most wonderful feats  of magic were known centuries ago..  There is the famous trick-of making a  plant grow instantaneously, for example, which,was described in a 'French  paper of the year 1GS3. but the secret  of it was not given.   Ant   Xests.  The number of ants in- a nest varies  ^from   32.21J3   to  JW.U94.    These   figures  are from a recent count of five nests.  WHY  WOOLLENS   WEAR   THUST.  ������ Experienced physicians, know . well  that the -' variable weather of' this  autumn month decided the fate of  thousands in ill health.' At,the present time, men and -women are'falling  around us like leaves before the'chill- ,  ing  n'orth  winds.     ������������������ ���������',      A '  Amongst'the diseases prevalent   at  this time, 'terrible neuralgia"with its.  sharp;, lacerating, and  darting    pains  "is  doing, its   intolerable" work. V, \ThV ".  cold,  -.winds', .-''damp''air   and [sudden  -  changes  in .temperature,'- -favor /this-  pain-racking  disease. ./The  best' phy-'  sicians   ,of ."all ;, schools1' admit     that.  Paine's  Celery Compound, is-the,only.]  -known5 specific  for "the "cure, of     "eu- -  ralgia.    .If you   are. experiencing    the   '  torment's   of .this , most   terrible'   of  nerve   diseases,    we     counsel  you   to'  give Paine's Celery Compound an immediate' trial,     yit  has  'permanently" ,  cured, others;   it   will,    without iiil,   -  meet Vour  case.   Mrs.   TAMcMaster;*  Toronto,  Ont.,'  says.:���������  "Ten   years   ago ,   I  was    ,attacked  with   neuralgia,   and; though   treated    -  by  six     doctors, ( the " ' disease  grew    (  .worse  and .nearly  made    hie    insane.  "Day-after day I suffered the most in- ���������  tense   agony,   and' I, became   utterly "  disheartened.-'.   One    day my deliver-,  ancecame.   ' A lady who^had suffered .  ,as I had,   told  me  that'. Paine's  Gel-,  cry CompoundAiad cured her.   I used  the compound,'and it: simply mado.a!.,  new woman of 'me.' The paiti vanish-^ ~  ed, I grew well, and I.never felt hap-    ���������  pier'in my life.   All   this  is due > to ���������  Paine's  Celery. Compound.   " .<  THE BUTTERMAKER  Must Use It To Be Successful.  4  ��������� t-.)  c- -,   , ', 2d  Ancient Dog.i.  At the time of the Roman occupation of Britain five distinct species of  dogs were there, most of which can  with certainty be identified with .those  of the present day. There were the  house dog, the greyhound, the bulldog,  the terrier and the slowhound.  CA Scene in a* Grocer's Store.  Elr, I have just come round myself  lo tell you that you' have absolutely  Spoiled a pair of blankets on me.  I have 2  Yes, sir, you have !  Surely you are mistaken, madam !  I am not mistaken. I sent round  my little girl a few days ago for a good  strong soap to wash out some heavy  things. In all innocence I used what  you sent me, and the result is that my  blankets are Just the skeleton of what  they were. They are ruined, sir, and  it's your fault!  Yes, but I sent what-I usually send  In such cases.  What you usually send ! No wonder Mrs. Moore, my neighbor, .complains of her .clothes wearing out; I  find you usually send her the same soap.  But, madam, 1 always give my customers what they ask for. Had you  named a particular brand of soap you  would have had it.  Named a particular brand ! How  was I to know anything of brands ?  But I know better now, and I know  what ruined - my blankets���������and my  bands are in a nice plight, too !  I can assure you, madam, that it, is  not my desire to sell anything that  will be injurious to either the hands,  or clothing of my customers, and 1  Ehall be glad to know how you prove  that what I sold you injured your  blankets and your hands.  Well, I was telling Mrs. Neill my  trouble, and she lent me a little cutting, and here it is; you can read it :  "Dr. Stevenson Macadam, Lecturer  on Chemistry, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh, describes the destructive property of soda upon wool very graphically.  "After mentioning how strong alkali  such, as potash and soda, disastrously  affect cotton, linen, and wool, he  says A  " On one occasion I employed this  property, of soda in a useful way.  There was a large quantity of new  blankets sent to one of our hospitals,  which, when given out, were said by  tbe patients to, be not so warm as the  old blankets were, and that led to an  Investigation as to whether the  blankets were genuine or not. They  looked well, and weighed properly,  wid I got a blanket sent to me for  examination and analysis.     We found  the wool, and the question was as to  separating the two, because they wer������  thoroughly woven throughout, and It  was only by detaching the fine fibres  from each other that you identified the  cotton fibre. I fell on the device of  usinz soda. ��������� I took" a bit of blanket  and put it in a vessel with soda, and  boiled it there, and very quickly the  wool got eaten away by the soda, and  there was left behind the cotton as a  kind of skeleton���������a sort of ghost-r-of  the original blanket out of which it  was taken. I mention this merely to  indicate to you the pernicious effects  of using caustic materials, which,  when employed strong by themselves.  affect woollen articles In this way, and  which, even when not very strong,  will more slowly, but with equal certainty, - tend to destroy tho woollen  fibre."  Now, I want to tell you that we  neighbors have had a talk over the  matter, and we-are not going to have  our clothes and hands ruined in this  way. Several of our neighbors who  know have proved.,to us that Washing-.  Sodas, Potash, Chloride of Lime, and  "soap substitutes " are moat injurious  to clothes and hands. " Free alkali "  in soaps is practically the caustic soda  that burns the clothes. Why, you  dare not keep Caustic Soda in a tin  canister; it must be in an earthen jar,'  or it will even corrode the,tin! Now,,  it's for you to provide us with pure  soap without free alkali, or we must  find it elsewhere.  Madam,    you    enlighten   me!      So  many  soaps are   advertised   as  pure,  that I really took little heed to any '  difference between them.;  I have one, however, that has medical certificates of its freedom from  free alkali. It is guaranteed pure;  and the makeTS offer $5,000 .reward to  any.one who can prove it is not pure,  and further, I am authorized to return  the purchase money to any one finding cause for complaint.  Let me see it! Why, Sunlight  Soap ! It's a beautiful clean, fresh-  looking soap, and this Octagon shape is  very handy.   Give me five bars.  Not* by the grooer.���������This whole nclgrhboriiood is  using Sunlight Soap now. I havo no uioro corcpl&inte.  I have no room in my store now for resinous, concoo.  tiuua of alkali poisons : but it is not tho grocer's fault  if the publio are satisfied with oorumon soaps.   If the  ' In the autumn and winter seasons  tho best and most 'successful butter-'  makers in Canada use Wells,. Richardson & Co.'s Improved Butter  Color in order to give the butter that  lovely and delicate. June tint that is  so much admired by lovers of fine  table butter. "  Wells, -JLiichardson & Co.'s Improved Butter , Color is to-day, almost  the only kind ~that is used m tho  Creameries and Dairies of Canada.  There are other colors sold .and sometimes substituted for Improved But- ���������  ter Color, but wise and experienced  buttermakers avoid them, t knowing  they are not reliable.  When you are buying butter color,  insist upon getting the best, the  strongest and the most economical.  Your neighbors and friends will tell  you that Wells, Richardson & Co.'s  Improved Butter Color is the best.  All  druggists and dealers.  AFTESS THIS  8T BS YOUR FAULT  if you suffer'with what is generally known as a  Bad Liver.  Flemings No. 9 Liver   PiHs.  will effectually ro'ievo :ho worst case of Bilious  Headache, Coustipatio -, In k-estion,. aim by  cloans.iifr and purifying the stomach, n.-I'ovo  thi- system of many of the i> i.sons that brinK-  bti fever . Ask your (liugghjt lor them; if he  has non'^ send u.s 2,-jc for a bottle, or jJl.OO for  5 bottles. ,   - .     .-  FLEMING'S DRUG STORE, BRANDON  Bjuumuttiiuu uuu ttua.,0J0.       ���������������������,.*������������    ,,nbno ask for Sunlight Soap-octaffon  soon that there was cotton mixed with J it, them.  b������r���������we giv������  TV ML ^gTCALFE & ������0-  Grain and Commission KSerchants.  Highest prices paid for -ivlreat, oats, barley or flax in carlots. IVire or write me  for prices before selling-. Liberal advances made on consignments and handled  on commission,   Licensed and Uonded.  P. O. liox 550, Winnipeg, Man.  SRSPERIAi. ftjAPLE SYRUF  The quality standard from Ocean to  'Ocean. Your money back if not ������at-  'isfactory. -  ROSE&XAEXAMME.Agts., MONTREAL.  Postage stamps don't get .licked.for.  sticking  to business. .--������������������������������������  '*!  ���������Vi'-'l  ���������', ir  ' ;f J  '���������id  ft  M I <  ���������    *- J.1    t ��������� Iff      r  ^  o1  THE-ELEVATOR BOY  SOME    PERSONAL    EXPERIENCES  - RELATED  BY  HIMSELF.  AS  Poor  All  Sammis   Im   Love   Smitten,   and  Thoughts     of    Tliat     Glsantio  Mortgage   Are   Forgotten  Until   lie  Im Rejected  For Another.  A, [Copyright,. 1902, by C. B. Lev/is.]    '  w  ������  'HEN I came to work in this  skyscraper, 'Mr. Rasher, the  agent,.sat down and'patted  me on the head and said:  "Sammis, I am told that you are the  eon of a widow and a good boy."  "Yes, sir, I am," I replied.  ,  "You have set out to pay off a gigantic mortgage on'the family .estates and'  s become    president '" of    the     United  - ������ates?" 1  n     J'l have, sir."  v   - - . ���������  "You  will put in twelve hours per  day for $4 per week and keep your  eyes peeled In the interest of this syndicate?"  A     r ���������'_     ���������     -      rt y  .i'.'I will,.sir." I,bravely answered..  V "Then I have but one thing more to  , \ ������ay. ��������� There, are-good looking girls in  this building, Sammis. < There are no  less than ten typewriters who are as  handsome as Mary 'Anderson ��������� aud as  'lovable as Lillian JRussell.1   Don't fall  ilri love^w'ith any of them.    Don't let  , your j young  heart, get ��������� up  any' pitpat  . business.   To fall in love at your age.  would ruin' your future ..prospects, and  \bring the blight of .despair to your fond'  J mother's heart. t It lnigbt also,snap the  ���������'cables pf,the elevator.' Take no chances, -  !   Sammis.-    Treat them   withs courtesy  and respect, but let your demeanor be  - cold and reserved."        '*  'A-'I realized that Mr.1 Rasher was advis-'  ing' me for my own good, and I' deter- -  mined that he should have no occasion  to find .fault with me.    Many, sly at-  - tempts were made to" capture my young  "heart,1 but L"nobly resisted them.    In  time I came-to be knowh.ns "Cold Stor'-'  age^Sammis,"'audjmany a man patted  .mcon tlie.shoulder aiid said:  ^-"Boy; would that I had'your strength  ot will' to'^resist the soft smiles'of a  1 black   eyed   typewriter   writh, peachy  1 cheeks!"   ,'.."',������      ���������   . "   ���������  "���������- But fate "was lying ,in wait for me,'  and'IJknew,it not. One day a young  woman riamecf Sarah appeared in' the'.  ' office of the'Tar and? Rosin syndicate'  as typewriter.' and^when she had-made     one. I wanted to-die for her, that day  to prove my love, but I was kept so  busy in the elevator that I had no opportunity to throw myself from a window or send out after poison. 1 did  make myself a hero, however. I caught  a district messenger boy loafing around  on the ninth floor and walloped him till  he bellowed for mercy. For the next  two weeks all my salary went- for  candy and peanuts 'and bouquets, and 1  lied to my trusting mother and told  her that I had to give it up for 'police  protection/ On two occasions Sarah  permitted me to take her out to lunch  and Day thf������ shot: and I had to' boi���������ow  my street car fare' home. It was after  the second lunch that Mr. Rasher sent  for me and.said:'     ' , ~  '���������Sammis, there is complaint that your  elevator wabbles as you take people up  and down.'Are "you losing your nerve?"  "No, sir."       6  '  "Then be a, little more ,careful. A  wabbly elevator, scares tenants out of  a building."  It was my love for Sarah that wab-'  bled the elevator, and I made up my  mind that matters had reached a crisis.  One noon, when she had pulled my ear  and .asked me to,bang my-hair for her  sake, I followed her into her room and  laid my^ young and bursting heart at  her feet.    She laughed at me. . With  4><^<$>*<$>+^^<$>&4><$*<$+<$+<S>*$>+<$*  ���������  <���������>  ���������  o  <���������>  I  <*  THE LETTER  Ey J.  J.  a'BECKET  ���������  O  <������>  <v  Copyright 1912, by the  " <S. S. McClure Com pin v     ^  l -  >���������:-  Young Mr. Carlisle Partridge pos  sessed an ample income and' an extraordinary talent for the piano His  ambition to be a celebrated performer  occupied much .of his thought and  time. Unfortunately just as he reached the point whore he felt warranted  in appearing as a professor his health  began to show signs of failing. Hie  physician advised change of air <and"  loss arduous practice. '' "  Partridge sought out a beautiful  country town whose air was invigorat-'  Ing. He engaged a large front'"room  iind the use of a rear one, which was a  sort of. country back parlor. In the former he had a grand piano,installed and  restricted his use of ,it to three hours a  day. practicing'only the numbers foi  his programme. < '  The small cornnmnity was much impressed > by this exhibition of opulence  ar.d-energy r So was .the" daughter of'  his landlady, a girl of eighteen., ,11 ctty  Humphreys was a bright and exceedingly pi;ctty girl, who ' had valready  made her mark0l-in the little village^  world by her standing at the academy  ITer "mother .planned for her a -higher  Qji\htlat Holyoke college. -  Alter a few days the,girl's .interest in  the handsome young musician deepen  ed.. She would  evening hour for.pr  her  mouth   full  of chocolate  creams,  bought with my cash, .she laughed me  to scorn.    She lay back and laughed,  and' she  stood up and   laughed,  and  when I had been crushed to earth she  said:   - ^ -  "Now, bubby, run .along and get me a  bunch of violets to wear to the theater  tonight    I  am  going with  Mr.' Dris-  ,coll."    \  I went out of'that room a frozen boy.  All my'confldence inhumanity was destroyed in. a /moment' 'Never,   never  again, could I believe in .the integrity  of woman.'   I sought my homo and fell  upon the bed, and' I was "doctored for  ��������� fits,  loss of memory, blood poisoning  and . malaria.:   It  was' touch/and go,    iVdie"wiTs~oniy aTfew "feet from "tlie.- she still  but I.rallied, and inside of a week I    Rrt)UMd,  oir a litUe at one.side was a    you. ,Mr  ed in each corner. In. the middle a  large "P" was outlined in the same  black silk.  Mr. Partridge took the square, examined the musical bars and nodded  his head. Then he< looked at Mrs.  Humphreys with a mildly inquisitive  air. /       A  "You seem-to know them musical  figures," said she severely, "nave  they got any meaning?"  "Why, yes.. This >s from , a Scotc*b  ballad. 'Could you come back to me.  'Douglas. Douglas?'" 'He' sang the  words softly. "This is from ���������Carmen.' "  He san������r again "Si tu m'aimes. TC.sca-  wiillo." "Then this is , from <���������'The Bedouin's Love������Song.' The last is a pas-,'  sage from 'A Pastoral Symphony' 1  practice." ��������� ' ,  The ingenuous young man,reddened  under the sustained-gaze  of;'Hetty's  ' mother. ' "i  "It's not just fancy in me," she declared.  "That poor child's in love."  "Well, that isn't such a dreadful  thing, Mrs. Humphreys, is vit? Miss  Hetty is about eighteen or ninoTeen,  and girls usually do fall in love about  that time."  ��������� "I'm not blaming you. But you don't  mean to say, that you have'auy .serious  feelings for ruy daughter, do you, Mr.  Partridge?" She spoke with a-red face,  but tierce determination. '  "Good heavens, r no!" exclaimed the  musician,, with an explosive- emphasis  that carried"conviction. "What���������what  have 1 to do with it?"   - '-  She ,put ,her forefinger on the large  funereal "P." "P stands for Partridge,  don't it?"    =      ,.  He flushed with annoyance, but.there  was no gainsaying thattit' did. v  '���������It must all'be a, mistake.',' be^pro-,  tested. \ "I never see her alone except  stitious   dread.     It   is   related' to  th������-  lemurs,   b������t it  differs  from" them   in  many points.    Its most remarkable peculiarity consists in the middle finger  of its hands, which, instead of resein  blin'g  the1 others,   is,  as  Mr.   Richard  Lydekker  says.' "extremely  thin   and  spiderlike."    Living in the  silent forests,  the aye-aye possesses  extraordinary acuteness of hearing and apparently   can   locate   by' the   sounds 0it  v,makes'in tho trunks of trees the wood,  boring larva? on which it .feeds.    Chiseling away the wood with its teeth, the '  aye-aye < inserts its remarkable middlf^-  fiuger to fork out its victims.  was able to, return-to my ^elevator.   It  is said that I look old and careworn  and that it'is easy to,guess that I have  a burden on my heart, but you.watcti  my smoke.   No girl can >wreck .my'life  ��������� and,escape, tlie penalty.', ."I am' laying  for"the faithless Sarah, and E)ate is on  her trail.    She smiles as before wten  'we meet, and her.golden teeth.gleam  In the semidarkness'of.,the cage, but  there is no longer a responsive throb  ,in the heart of Sammis, The Elevator  .Boy. *     ������������������;-"��������� *M. QUAD. -'  A Great Advawtngre.  Grimes���������I'.ve got ^my name;4n the  blue book this year, and you can't  think'how pleasant it has made,life  seem to me.        \ .    A-   . A"  Hudson���������I can't see what advantage  it can be to you.  Grimes���������Perhaps not, but it has been  a.great.advantage. Hardly a day passes that I don't >get a circular or two  from some brokerage firm offering me  splendid opportunities for the invest-"  ment of my surplus thousands. Why,  it really makes me feel like a millionaire���������a millionaire w^ko doesn't have to  pay. taxes,��������� mind   you.  spend-nearly all of the>[ when-sbe-is around when I play even-,  or. practice-'iu  the  b.iyt: i"gs.- and I don't see  her'then-:   She  Avindbw, which looked out on the large'; likes   to Jisteu   quietly   and   then   go  garden.  A honeysuckle vine clambered - away. I am perfectly innocent."    y  thickly   around   this   window,   whose | v  Her. expression hud'softeuod, though  looked worried. "I don't blame  - r  .  rartridge. ^but  you  can  see  [ that it must.be stopped."  j He did some quick thinking. "I can  go away.' I meant to,stay two weeks  1 longer, but I can get off in 'a. day or  _ two."  | ' Three days later Hetty drove him to  the station.   Her'mother could not.op-  1 pose this last devotion. She saw him  on   the train.    "1   am   ever' so   much  vineclad arbor. , \   >  - "Do you mind if 1 sit in the window  of the back parlor aud hear you play?"  she asked. ''You do play so beautifully,  and of course we get so little music of  any kind here that it's a"real treat and  an education for me. I'm too busy tlie  rebt of the day to give it attention."  v Mr. Partridge had assented, with the  proviso that she should not speak to .obliged for. those, lovely evenings of  him until the hour ,was over. Hetty music," she, said cheerfully, and he  promised.' and when the thing was  t^ied, he found that she was as-good  as her word. In'fact, when he had made  some remark'to her the, first .night she  nad not replied. He was so nearsighted that he could not see well into the  ,uark opening \ot the window'. ��������� It, was  not until-he bad closed the piano and  made'another, remark that be received  any response.  "Tired? No, indeed, but it makes  me feel so dreamy 1 don't want to say  a word."  This' was as good as could be.  the  rehearsals  went  on  through  you   know  So  the  its  m  ft'  "6A.1MMIS, I DOTE ON FKESH T.OASTED PEA-  1    ^ . NTJ1S."  her first trip in my elevator 1 knew  that I was a lost to3\o She had wavy  hair and teeth of gold, and her smile  was as gentle as powdered sugar. As  the elevator wabbled upward I turned  , pale and red and felt shaky in the  knees. Sarah noticed my confusion,  and, Jayiug her hand on iny arm, she  softly whispered: <v  "Sammis, I dote on fresh roasted  peanuts. I believe I could eat a peck  of them."  That was sufficient for me., All  thoughts of that gigantic mortgage  fled away, and within an hour a large  and generous bag of peanuts rested at  her right hand as she worked the keys  and chawed. 'Love came'to me with  the suddenness of snow sliding off the  roof of a house. My mind was in such  a whirl that night as I went home that  I forgot to beat the conductor out of  my fare, and I actually got up and offered an old woman my seat.  "Sammis," said my mother when she  saw that my appetite was gone1 and I  no longer cared to be a great man. "if  you have fallen in love do not hesitate  to confide in  your mother.    She  will  gave you if anybody can.   Even if you  are engaged she will find a way of escape." ���������..- .''-...-. ���������'-..-,..A   :A.A.  But I lied to her and made out that  I   had. a lame back and trouble with  my left lung.   -I did not want to be  saved.  I wanted to go to bed that night  a nd dream of Sarah's gold teeth arid  .'wavy  hair. .The. next morning there  .iwere   gumdrops   on    her   typewriter.1  They were from  me.    She came and  waited   for  me  at  the  seventh   floor,  and as avo were alone for a moment  she   playfully   pinched   my   ear   and  ' said:     > ' '���������������,  "Sammis, I don't see how any girl  can help falling in love with you.  Some day you may bring me a box of  chocolate creams."  She had them ere the sun went  down, and next morning she had a  bouquet of roses which '"cost me a  ijiunk and a half. In return for them  she gave me a smile that displayed all  her golden teeth clear back to the last  A  Qnlet .Tip.  "My baby cries half the night," remarked Newpop. with a gigantic sigh.5  "That's easily remedied," rejoined  Oldwed, who is the' proud sire' of six  interesting juveniles. "All you have to  do is to turn on the gas full blaze when  he starts the trouble." *  "Will that quiet him?" asked New-  pop.  .     '        _  "Sure thing," replied the other, who  had long since passed the experimental  stage. ' "The light will fool him. He  will imagine it is daylight and immediately go to sleep just for the sake of  being contrary."-  Sure to  Say It.  They stood on the lava incrusted  shore of the little island that had been  destroyed by the volcano.  Blazing torrents still ran down the  sides of the mountain, while the very  air seemed full of fire.  A man who all along had seemed to  be making every effort to control himself at last turned to a companion and  chuckled:  "Is It hot enough for you?"  The task of hurling him Into the  belching crater was indeed a glad surcease from the woe of the inhabitants.  Wouldn't  noW  Much.  Mamma���������What are you thinking  about, Tommy?  Tommy-(aged five)���������I was jes* think-  in' how glad I am. Cbris'mas don't  come in the summer timey  Mamma���������Why V-  Tommy���������'Cause I -wear such teenty  weent" short socks in summer time.  could not but admire her bravery  ;.   'He   hesitated   a   moment   and ,then  ' said, "I; .would really, like to have the  sofa pillow. Miss Hetty."  i     She 'looked nt him open  eyed, then'  asked  quickly,   "How , did  anything about it?"  "Oh. I saw it,, oue day," be replied  evasively. "I know all the airs, of  course,, but,! shouldn't have" guessed  , it was forme only for the "'P.' " '  r She burst into" a"merry (it of laughter. "Did mother show that to you?  Upon ray word, that wasn't for you!"  And she laughed again. '       ;  "Oh.   pardon   me"���������,    But  tbe  train  pulled up. and be was off. .  It had not disappeared when a young  follow came out of the waiting room.,  and the two drove briskly .away.  "George," she said,  "that Princeton-  pillow I made for you mother and Mr.  Partridge   thought   I    had    made   for  Value  off  tbe   Shilling   In   lGOOU   -  We know that in Shakespeare's day^  say A. D. 1000,' sixpence a day was-R.  fortune for any worklngman. say the*'  equivalent of ������10 per annum.,  A cen-^  tury earlier, before thejacc-ess to America was open to English explorers, one-  of the Ardens of Warwickshire left an  annuity of 40 shillings per annum to a  younger son, probably the poet's great-  granduncle.    Then if sixpence a  day ���������  would   now  be  the  equivalent of  20  shillings a,,week then 40 shillings per  annum w.oiild equate to ������120 of pres- '  eut values.���������Notes arid Queries. - '""  Tlie   Garden. ,  The poo.rcst, commonest garden is a  place   of   enchantment  to   the'truo  flower lover,   its possibilities are end- ������  less, even if tho achieved results lack   -  much.    ' '  , .,        i,Hcr,iFrocba. <.  She���������I   can't   possibly  get  my   go wo  for less than $17."), clear.  He���������But  iherd's  Mrs   Rounder.    I'll,  'bet she,doesn't pay. sinv such price.  t   She���������But   tier'social   position1'is- e&  much more secure than" ours.  - j  *', '_    '     .A.FVoR'a   Skin. ,    / f  A frog's skin 'makes, the thinnest and. ,  at the same time oue 'of the toughest  leathers than can lie tanned.  Nothing .Iteimirlcnblc.  '   She���������Dear little Fido!   See him wa# ,  his tail!    \ , ,   . ���������        '  Archie���������Why���������er���������what clsccoultifhe-  e  da with it. Miss Birdie?.    ��������� ..t       ^  ^    ''' t  ��������� Olive Trees. '���������"���������'��������� '    -  vAh olive tree yieltfs six  pounds'cf  .olives when ;it is three years "old.,. At *~  the age of Kfly, iifyields frqao twenty-   '  two to twenty-six pounds'.   "' ' '    c' ' w  .      ,   ' - '       Hieb   Ileeld.'       -   .-, A'/r . "l    ���������  High heels, it'is said, owe their origin* >'.  to Persia, where ^hey were introduce'tV* '  to, raise ������the > feet, from,, the burning ,  sands of that country.      '. ��������� 'A-  ,      ' ������        ^~ ���������        ' j, i  ������f��������� ;. ^ uwed to it.\ ' " ���������*a " a.  ,' He���������Did it'hurt' mucli to" have your -'  ears pierced? .    ,      ,������"���������      ,.     .      ''   ,'.  '  She���������Oh, no.    They have been bored  so much that they didn't.mind it.  tf-1  ������. i > i  aTl  (V.  Well, there's" no harm in that" he  laughed back. "If he had only known  what a, good blind his playing was for  those evenings in the arbor, he  wouldn't have any suspicions like that.  But we've got to hurry to get to the  other station. The minister is expecting us in New naven."  "Oh. George, mother will be surprised! Do you suppose your father will  forgive us?"  "If he doesn't, I can stand it. Hetty,  dear."  A   Stralrretl  Position'.    '  The follow who wants to hold o'tHcG   ^  A  In quite a dilci.ima is found;  He can't keep nis nose io the gnndstona  And also Ins car to the ground.  "Cnrlsliuns   Coming." ,  .   Never mind the burning weather;  Summer's flying- like a feather!  Boon the holly'll deck,1 the hall  1     And the boys cry, "Hands round, all!"  KJTif? Alfov*'*-  Tou wait impatiently the <Jay.  Poor boy.  When you may put your toys away.  Poor boy!  Through   careless   childhood   you   have  sped:  Ah, if you might see on ahead.  I. ween that you'd shrink back in   dread.  Fcor boy!  ���������Chicago Record-Herald.  EVEKY    EVENING   SHK   SAT   IN   THE   BACK  1'AllLOlt WHILK HE l>I,AYi;i>.  lovely summer evenings, the musician  feeling a sort of stimulus from his  unwearying but silent auditor. Then  came a ripple in the placid current of  his rustic experience. One morning  after he had finished his practice Mrs.  Humphreys requested a moment of  speech with him. lie assented, wondering what she could want. She was  the incarnation of prose and country  respectability of the narrow but in- ,  siste'nt sort. .'  "I've got to say something to. you,  .Mr. Partridge.* It isn't very nice to  have to mention it. But, though'Hetty  is smart, she's only a girl and only,  used to country ways. She used to  like to visit with friends nights, but  now she don't show no disposition to  do so. It may be the music, and that's  all. But she's changed since you came.  She's moody at times and then again  kind of giddy and excited. I've watched you. and I can see that you don't  take rriore than ordinary.notice of Het  But when   I   found  this in  her  room  The Barometer Trees of Cliileo.  One of the most remarkable produc-  | tions of the isles of Chileo is the cele-  j bra ted "barometer tree.'.' which grows  in great profusion in all of the s'ali  marshes. It belongs to the naturrl order euphorbhicesc. and is believed to be  a near relative of Siphon in elcstica, tbe  India rubber tree of Brazil. The wonderful traits of this tree were first made  known to white men in 1SS4. the natives informing the De Young company  that both the leaves and the bark of the  trees were never failing weather-prog-  nostieators. In dry weather the bark  of this natural barometer is as smooth  and white.as .that of a sycamore, but  with the near approach of storms these  characteristics vanish like magic.  TAyenty-four hours before a storm  breaks over .the little island the trunk  of every tree of the species turns as  black as ebony, save a few scattered  patches of carmine, these latter markings being supposed to foretell great  electrical disturbance.- The leaves, too.  which in their normal state hang laterally (as they do on. all ���������American trees),  drop edgewise and tremble like things  endowed with animal life and reason.  V/isc, Oh, TiMac!  She���������He has a bright future before^  him. ,    -i  He���������I doubt if he ever catches up tn.  it- -  ' Siti-.tlvrieh .Island   Snnlces.  The Saudyvich Islands arc almost as-  free from snakes as Ireland. There is  but one sort .uul \b.\t very scarce.  i   Cot  With  My Love..  Rather a cot  t    With a little love  Than my name writ red  On tho hills above!  Synonymons.  Scribbler���������Why does Rimer always-  refer to a wastehasket as posterity?  Scrawler���������Because that's what he's  writing for  Miii'KiMvitiKn  off  tlse   Deep,  Lii-t'to drops of water  Jn  the billowy wave  u     Kwp t\ 'nan investing  All that" he can save.  Mewl  Trouble.  First Office Boy���������Were, you realljf-  ���������sick yesterdayV  Second Oliice Boy���������Sure! I was seasick.    Went to de lishin' banks.  Out'   Auditor,   Anyliow.  She se(i:;li!   i ho legi������-i������i,i urf.  P.ui.IIm.'.V wouldn't iVi ner in;  She fri������Ml io li'liif? thv���������s^riatel .'     v  Biit.il hyi'i)>6i:sod li'-i ctn.n:  For woni;iri &!-���������]ii)<>re nlit bunted,,  Bui  II  waVou! of siKlii';"'  Sp noW;.������)ii������-;ttiiK'Mnd i<-<-tures  Her- hubby do;ir at niyDt."v  A   Queer   Animnl   of  MacJag:nsear.  One of the most peculiar members of  the great family of the mammals is  yesterday it made me do some think- \ the ������ye-nye of Madagascar. In form it  ing. aud I made up my mind it was; much resembles a squirrel, m size it is  time to speak to you. Look at that!" |cclual to a ,ai������e oat- nnd n iS so sh-v-  She unfolded a white cloth and ! stealthy and ghostlike in its move-  showed a square of deep yellow silk me������ls tbat the natives think it is a  with several bars of music embroider-   ^d������f spirit and regard it with super-  Old    Floors.  In studying the apparently hoi oless  floors of some old house remember that  grease and varnish can be removed  from them with lye. Afterward wash  the'lye-, out well and wash over wittt  vinegar. The stain is then appJii d with-  one or more coats of filler Finally rub  with sandpaper and was or finish-witla  shellac or varnish, as desired. *  Proper Mtt  For tu   Vf������r-otiJ  Bnl>-r.  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The object of the experiment is to determine  not only the cost of producing beef  under these conditions, but the quality  of the beef as well.  " A Beautiful Swiua  Cuntom.  A Swiss mother believes that her child  will have bad dreams unless it is crooned  to sleep. And so, bending- low ofer the  drowsy little one's couch, she sings  Bo^hixig songs of green pastures and  still waters until tho little one has  breathed itself peacefully into the land  of Nod.  A Real Tugr of War.  At West Lynn, Masa., a locomotive  was coupled to a large electric engine,  ��������� and power was applied to them in opposite directions. For some time neither  gamed an inch, but finally, with the aid  of sand thrown on the track, th������ loc������������  a*otiv������ came off victorious.  Herelf Chriafenlatr Htm.  "Your honor," pleaded tfie prisoner, "1  was just helpln him out a bit. He said  he never had been christened."  "But how did your action remedy matters?" asked the police magistrate.  "Why, I broke a wine bottle over his  head, didn't I? Ah'any sea farin mau  will tell yoo that's the proper way."--  Chicago Post.  A Custom In Danffcr.  . "The Chinese," said the man who is  always trying to unload back number  information, "hove a very furious custom of paying all their debts the firBt of  the year."  "Well," answered the man who takos  everything seriously, "I guess they will  get over that habit when it comes to indemnities."���������Washington Star.  Why Be Geta the Best.  First Boarder���������How |n it that Tact-  leigh always gets, the best of everything  at the table?  Second nitto���������Oh, he's such a smooth  chap! Ever since he spoke of the mili  we pet as "cream" Mrs. Porter has been  wonderfully gracious to bim, ���������Boston  TrauBcriot. ��������� -*   P. StbddaH.  fine :  WATOH  REPAIRING.  Sells Watches Cheaper  thari^anyone else   When in Cnmtierland  STAY  AT THE   '' -YENDOME.  ������5T   All Conveniences for Guests.  fl. KELLS.  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Levels.]  '������ dear friends, the subject of  my remarks this evening is  "The Good Side of Ead-  ness," and before I have  finished I h������pe to make you feel more  tolerant toward certain people whose  memories have been'jumped,,on with  both feet for several generations past.  It has cost me much time and money  1o "gather, my > statistics ar.d see them  properly vouched for, but the price of  admission lo this lecture has remained  nt the old figure of 23 cents. That i3  the cost of admission tb any hall to  HE MOWED DOWN CATS AKD DOGS.  see a'trained hog. and compared to one  of   my   lectures' a  trained 'hog  is  as  ��������� husks-'to; ears of yellow corn.  For'hundreds of'years the name of  Nero has been held up to detestation  because he fiddled while"Rome burned  and\because ,he had ,a.' little way of  slaughtering from 3.000 to" 10,000 prisoners in a batch 'after a battle. It was  also a'fancy of his to -wipe out towns'  and depopulate agricultural districts,  and "we, read of his-putting out eyes  and shaving off'ears and toes' and lingers. 'Historians have gone at it and,  made out that Nero was never so happy as when slicing up orphans or sticking old women full of pins, but th:U is  only one side of his character. We are  down on him because he hasn't been  givers a fair show.  As a kid Nero was placid and serene  aud content, and he is not even charged  with pulling the cat's tail. While other youths were stealing eggs, robbing  orchards and breaking schoolhouse  windows Nero was drawing cistern  water for the Monday wash and cutting the grass in tho front yard, lie  was industrious, honest and truthful,  and he was an example to be pointed  out. He grew to young'manhood with-,  out a blemish on his character. Such  was his prbbity that at twenty-one  you might' have -searched his rooms  over and over again without finding  the photograph of an actress or a love  letter_.from a ballet girl. His mother  was still tucking him in when he went  Mo "bed'oiv-Winter/nights, and he was  still loath; to part with his hobbyhorse  when the bloAv, fell.' He tumbled head  over heels 'in love with a female train-*  cr of i lions,'' arid in .'.three short .months  she had broken.,his heart and mashed  his wallet as flat' .is a pancake. We  have all been there. We know what it  is to be made a fool of by a girl we  would die for. We would do' just as  Nero did i f:\ve liad^ tlie" chance. He  first tried suicide, b.ut the rope broke  and lot him .down with a chug, and he  rose up with,-a feeling that-he must  have revenge on the whole world.  My friends, if that female trainer of  -lions, who ,gave a,*performance every  afternoon il'iid was, really the first girl  in th* world to whistle a ragtime air,  ...Itad uo.t toyed with Nero's young heart  'ire would probably have married and  been  taken on  as keeper  of the elephants and the driver of the band .-wag-;  on, but she:tQvved. and .he became a ter'y  ror on. wheels.   , He. went in to slam  things, arid Home suffered.    Don't be  too hard on him.   He had. been thrown  down, and thrown hard, and he hadn't  ���������the  stamina  to  bid  his aching  heart  cease to ache and hunt around .for.an- ���������  other mash. ' ......������;A^AA"' ���������v  History.-4ias-j}jck,^i^  gia and held her u'pAts'the;^hbttstejv  her age, and history hRs^ofiui&tted a:-  great wrong. I started out on her  trail feeling that death by hanging  was too good for her. but as I traced  her career step by step I had to leave  my prejudices behind. As a child Lu-  erezia wouldn't hurt a fly. The sight  of a bulldog picking up a cat by. the  neck would have thrb'wu her into convulsions. As a girl she was sensitive  to other people's feelings to an amazing degree. Had a young man with a  pimple on his nose been courting her  sho. would have died before asking him  why he didn't have, it cut off. .^She'was.  "Ti favorite'ih society.' ;:;Shpalways -sat���������'  down on-the edge of a chair and folded  her hands and said, "Yes. ma'am," and  "No, air," and she knew nothing what  ever of flirtations.    It was only when  she had become a young woman and  when she learned that relatives of hers  were plotting to rob her of her inheritance and"send her out to do upstairs  work at $4 a month that she turned  :o poison.    She dosed them right and  left, and when she discovered what a  good thing she had she kept on" with  it.   It is pretty well authenticated that  she caused the doajths of fourteen different "people.'and   some  of  'em   had  funeral professions a mile lonir. but an  impartial investigation has satisfied mo  ih':t !"n������t of the crowd ought to havi  been in state prison anyhow.    Besides.  ���������) those tla;. a everybody went around  vith a pirn bottle of poison in his coat-  tail   poc'kel.   and   if   you   called   on   a  friend and drank a glass of lemonade  or  pop   vvit'h   him   he  generally   telephoned thet undertaker to'sor.d up your  sue in eollins.    If Lucrezia hadn't got  ahead oAfhe game, it would have got  ��������� ihead of  her,  and so  what  was the  woor.thing to doV   They caught her at  '.t at last and made a great howl oyer  things,[but'.no one should go back'on  her on account of what history sajs'.   .  Let- us   now   take   up   the   ease <of  Cyrus II.- According, to history, nothing pleased him more than to Mug six  or eight hundred people over a  precipice or tie  half a  thousand  innocent  children to the tails of wild horses/ In  oue,day with his own hand he stabbed  ���������230 captives to death, and he-got up  bright and early next morning<and had  230 buried alive.   'When Cyrus was in  a merry mood,, he lopped off the arms  of fifty captives and set 'them to climbing over fences', and when 'he got up  with a headache and a rocky  feeling  he made a change by lopping off twice.,  that  number o.f  heads  and' watching  the bodies  play, circus.    Ho was full  of business, was Cyrus, and he reached  tho top rung of the ladder before 'an  old friend of his stuck a  knife hr>'bis  back to end'his career.    Give  him  a  fair show,   however.     From  the-.time  he was big enough to handle a rod hot  poker he was set to poking rats with  it.   'They fastened steel  claws on his  fingers-'and encouraged him to scratch  -his nurse, and they turned him loose  with a sickle and let. him mow down  cats and dogs.    The'idea was to get  him to hanker for blood, and in due  time-he  hankered.     If  any  one  had'  told Cyrus that it was a sin to gouge  out tho eyes of seven old women  or  slice off the,noses of seven old  men,'  lie would have been truly astounded.'  He was the big It in Persia.    He took  to blood instead of golf or football, and  the Persians had  to  pay   for it' with  ��������� their heads.    It is-held up against, him  in particular that on oue occasion he  tuvited   1.0C0.'persons   to   a > birthday  party and just as they  had1-got comfortably settled down-to enjoy themselves ho turned 10,000 of his soldiers  loose on the crowd and wiped them out  to the  last  old  maid.     It  wasn't exactly the proper thing to do perhaps,  but there were no books of etiquette in  those days, and he could  be excused  for any little blunders.   Let us be charitable and forgiving.   Let us remember  that he was acting toward others as  they itched to act toward him. and if  any of tho boys on the back benches  who have been-admitted for half price  are named Cyrus let them cling to the  name and seek to honor it.  M.  QUAD.  She���������Yes: thai old man was worth at  least a million.���������Pittsburg Press.  TSieir  Restraint.  Gussie (gleefully)���������Bah Jove!   All lb'  girls around hero smile at mo.  ( Tom���������Well,   that   shows   they   have  some   manners.     Anywhere  else  they  would laugh outright���������Chicago News.  Discouraf^inj?   Circumstances.  Tramp (in the country)���������Yes, I once  rode a bicycle, but I had ter give it up.  ACyclist���������Why?  ���������k -Tramp���������-Well, yer see, the owner wuz  comih'vdown the road behind me. and'  : theypol.icenian   had: a ,rope   stretched  across tlie road-in; front.  'Between   Friends.  ; i-Ida^Eisten to Erma-. reciting the  "Wreck'of the Hesperus.'-' How terrible it must have been!.    -  Mabel���������Yes, and some people can  make it more terrible than it "was.���������  Chicago News.  Tube's  Art.  got a  new play for  Sue Brette-  next season.  Toliy Phvktitos���������That so?   What is it?,  Sue Bretto���������Musical comedy in three  acts- and. nine new dresses.���������Philadelphia Press.  Slimmer   Austin jar.  He���������Indeed, there's jolly good fishing  about here. Miss Swift made a great  catch when she was here last summer.  He, Set   It, All  Kislit.  ' Bill Collector���������You say, you intend to  ���������pay this bill some time. Can't you set  a certain day?  Lawyer Furst���������-Yes; judgment day.���������  Baltimore World.   '  EELTCS-OP NEWGATE  GRIM   OLD" PRISON   WILL  SOON   BE A  '    '     THING OF THE,PAST.  Tame  Dos Days.  Times arc not what they used to be;  \Ve miss those old   and faithful friends.  Th'o serpent terror "of the sea   '���������  No more his  billowy length  extends.  No more the, discing bug so bold '  Salutes,   unintroduced.  the fair.  Our summer joys have all grown cold.  And fancy lices we know not where.  Exhausted are those themes so rich  Which once employed our ablest pens.  No more we hear of hailstones which  In size outdo the egg-s of hens, .-  ICo more we laud the honest dame  Who with quadruplets has been blest;  No dazzled frog steps into fame <  Released from some big tree out west.  And', though we love,the simple truth;  Our mighty nation must bewail  That  lend companion of its youth. '   .  ' <The Journalistic fairy  talc.  And, though our power it may unfold  Until it touches every clime.  V.'o'll miss those gentle yarns of old  Which soothed us so in summer time.  ���������Washlotrton Star.  Severe.  She���������What are you thinking about?  Ho���������Nothing.  She���������Isn't that rather egotistical ?-  .    ,-Not. For .HIm   Health. ..   ,  "The doctor's all the -while grumbling  about his patients who won't pay their  bills."     -  1 "I know it.   He says he isn't practicing  mediciue  for  his  health."-  Mnuminimoris.  Waiter (after a tip)���������Er���������ahem I I'm  tho man who waited on you. sir.  Disgusted Customer���������All right, my  man; don't mentiou it. 1 don't bear  malice.���������New York .Toura?1.  A   Hospitable  Heathen.  ft was high noon and Monday.  'Worse yet, it was the thirteenth day  of the month. A. knock was heard at  the kitchen door of tne Burns mansion. The Chinese servant opened the  door. A tramp of long aud varied experience accosted him:  "I've been traveling and have played  in mighty hard luck," .observed the  tramp. "1 lost all of my money, and  now I'm hungry���������very, very hungry.  Can't you please give me a little bite  of something to eat?"  The'Chinaman comprehended the situation at once. A benevolent,, placid  smile spread itself over his entire  countenance.  "You likee^ flish?" 'he asked of tbe  tramp.  "Yes, I like fish first-rate. That wiil  do as well as anything." '  "Come Fliday " said the hospitable  heathen. .   Genuine   Limping?  Limerick.  A maiden who played a<- croquet  Was ahead, but somehow didn't stuefc  Then she hollered.  "Oh. dear!"  And she squozo out a tear.  But her feller lie wiped it awuetl  A  Different   Matter.  Nell���������Why is it that a girl can never  catch a ball like a manV  Belle���������A roan 'is. so much larger and  'easier.to'catch. ���������  Practice   Makes   Perfect.  "Oh. wliat a tangled web we weave  When first wc practice to deceive!"  But when we've had more practice, my!  How straight and fluently we lie!  Popular?    Whew!  She���������Not very popular in the clubs,  oh? .  I r<f���������I should say not! He knows  when to quit in a poker game..-  Stained  Brans. i.  Stains on brass will disappear if  rubbed with a cut lemon dipped in  Bait. When clean, wash in hot water,  dry with a cloth and polish with a  tvash leather.    Olive  Oil. -  American grocers ruin thousands of  bottles of good olive oil by keeping it  on shelves exposed to heat and light.  It should always be kept in a cool,  dark place.  Cuba's  Mountains.  The highest mountains in Cuba reach  greater heights than any peaks in tbe  eastern ranges of the United States.  Although   IJuilciin;;   3I;i.v Go, tilpi .V,uili >ri-  ties Are Preserving  Jinny  Uclic-s iuiIic  ,    GuiliilisiU  Jluin'iim-jcinie ������[  1 lx ������r   In-1'  trri'tiliiisr Anti<i������i������!���������������Bunt   of> Mr   Join:  Sj-lve-ter,    Otherwise    Called      " HiiK'ic  . >  Very soon Newgate 'will be a thing  of the past and a new building will  arise on the site of the gi im old  prison. 'But r though",, the. building  may go many relics will remain, having been placed by the, authorities in'  the Guildhall'museum, says Lloyd's  Weekly newspaper. Among these are  the magistrates'' hook ot 181.1," the  minutes book of 1813-T&78, the  chapel "chairs, a leaden cast, oi' the  city  arms,   the ,old  sign- of  \S~\e-- cor-  Tfirc wHivervrc ju.ock a no iroxs  poration_'s authority ��������� sot <wilhin -. the  prison, "tht -Lord, Mayor's minute  book" fur LT'Jl','' a bust of , Sir  .7ohn .Sylvester called '-Black .lack"  on account of 'his severe sentences/  an iron waist-bolt, a .whipping blcck  and a set of'leg irons.- The two lat-'  ter items arq among the most interesting in tlie collection. ,,Thc whipping-block stood for many yeais in  the disused portion of the prison  known as Mrs.''Fry's "Ward, from the  fact that the great " prison philanthropist visited tlie unhappy women  confined in it. The block is believed  to have last.-been used for a public  whipping outside the Old Bailey in''  '.1807, and was used -privately at least  once''in 186."i for flogging a garottcr.'  The set. of leg irons aro said to have  ,been worn by 'the nosoiious Jack  Sheppa'rd,' tlie house-breaker^ on -.his  recapture after his secondhand Jast  escape from' Newgate. Sheppavd  gained his namo first as prieon-break-  nr. by .escaping from the St. Giles'  Ilounrl ������ House and tho, Now Prison.  Tie afterwards made two escapes  from Newgate.' On the last occasion  he was'recaptured 'while drunk, wa<?  brought, at. once' to trial and executed at Tyburn,- Nov. 3 6, 1725. just  one month from the time of his > escape.  Ul!clii'iipi'\   M ur dtlioe.   c  l^o'. d     Kitchener     has    soon set.  work and established a busy  to  'IlrnnrJi.  War Od'u-.c" at 9, West Halkiii street?  .says .Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. It  is a modest place lor the great general to carry on his business, but it  has 1 he merits oi quietness and convenience  to   BelIgrave Square,   where  KTTCHICXKH'-; NKW HKAliQ'UARTKi:?..  'Lord K'iUh.n r is slaying with 'Mr.  Ralli, at No. 17. The rooms, three  in.' number, are on the second floor,  over an artist's colorman's sioro.  Lord Kitchener's special room is on  the side of the front door, and here  ho will work for the next few months  or so, clearing up arrears in tlr.i de-.  tails of war-making .and peace-making. A  Will  Solv������- a   J'r<������bl������m.  A company has been organized in  London which is expected to solve  once and for all the eating, problem  as it faces the bachelor an... the ser-  vantless household. This company  guarantees to send a hot meal anywhere, at any time, ' at. a moderate  cost, the dinner to be as good as rah  be got in any of the first class restaurants. Not only is the. dinner,  sent, but with it goes a complete  table service���������silver, glass and napery. The idea in itself is not particularly new, but the price for whith  it is done is surprisingly small. A  dinner for one, comprising soup, o.n-  troe, roast and sweet, is sent, out for  2  shillings.     Breakfast costs  a shill  ing and lunch 'a shilling and sixpence.  The company undertakes'to supply  iill.thj jrieals of iv household ,at, a  'g.iine-.. per \vo������.������k.for each one. ", It has  a ceni i al ^kitchen, -where'the food is  prepared,and s.. e-ially constructed  liaskeis, so iinnnged that the hot-  di'-hes will, pstay ��������� hot and th'a cold  ill. lies' cold.' ' ' ,'  if*  ,t ' <������        oiiVf'.r. - '  " r  rhrcno!o';if>t ���������- Yo ir    hump of    dev  stria;ti\ enoss   in   very ���������-larg".'. Arc .you  a'so'dicr  or a   puciHst"    i',:ll dk nfvir -  ���������-Neith "'i-':  i 'in a i <.n nitui u ; cn.o, ov i���������/  World s  Comic. ���������       , A  -    ,   , ,  More  About  Jlnry. ,  ,     Mary'had alittle nose  t    That turned.up at the point,-,  /   But a little baty brother came '  And put-it"out of joint.  ",  i ��������� * ' ,       ,   '������[ ji. '  ���������   '  ,; Tlie   Hou������e   Described. AA-1 I  /'Is your housea Queen, Anne?" ^ ~  "In front;-Mary Ann at the'back!!?; '  ' '     "  ,     /Anxiety.       ������������������ -���������������������������'<   : ]i  The lateet query everywhere,,'       '���������  '���������', As hurtled'by^ the plain and fair, .  (J ,-  - / ,1/ one be truly up to date, <      , . '.. A  Is. "la-my coronet on BtraisrhtT*  ', <������>    .P'aiio  Wood.'. .   . ,        ..'  Wood intended to be made into pianos requires to'.be kept forty years to be  in perfect condition. ^_A '   ��������� -''   ---  Hefty   KotlerVs   Bntter.-  >   Betty Botter bought'some butt&r. ��������� "'��������� ��������� ' J  "But," she said,',"this butler's bitt������rv  Ii. I put it in my batter, , >;  .   ]t will"make 'the batter bitter.   \, y  ���������'l But' a,,biL oj." 'better liutter        ,    , *.-  Will make my,batter better.'; >      _  Ro she bought a bit of butter    ,   '������������������'''  'Better than'the bitter butter, "j, ' ' ���������,,-l  And"made her'"bittor batte'ivbetter/ , '.'I  ' > So 'twas better'Betty Botter,,  " ,   ,^,t '  Bought'a bit of .better butter.    /},,    '  m  >'   (1  ,<1  '      il  A   Successful  Player*  Jdinnie-^Myrtylla is really and truly.__  our champion-golt'er. ��������� ';"'��������� ^ ' 'v  .   XrabclANoqsense! ,       -'A     ",   ,.���������'.  Minnie���������Oh',1 yes, she is. ��������� She; has ���������  never'yet made a round of the links -���������  ��������� without   getting  *a   proposal.j_  ' .  Waste.-    -i ,   ,      _,    , | '  Full many, a flower is born" to tflush unseen " "��������� '   ^ '-,       ���������'  '  '  And  v.-aste its1 fragrance on.,the desert  air.-,,  ,/    ; -    ,   ���������       A  Full many" a tabic stands unused between  rThe meals because they don't-play ping-  pong there.,    i   u    .  .   /      .- ~  ',  ''.--.,'        ' .       "' -      ,'   , -   '  ���������'"   ,2 .--    ;'Carllni;("tlie'Halri' '���������',^[ ;;  .',y  ,;'There .is" no "bti'rm less' solution which'  -will ,;make>(the\ hair curl,twithout the"  aid o'f patent curJers ".or a heated1 iron.  "Athin^solution^of-giim arabie'dr a'de-"  "coction of quince seed ,wiU' retain the  curls.-after .they   are   madeAand   the  ^application   of  a, little   oil   wilPkeep,  them impervious to' mist"or dampness.  but these are^the onlylegitimate means  which may be employed.'.  i v      '    Xece'sulty. *��������� ^       '���������    '. J  # ���������,   Witlvbeef.and corn so very.high   , -  r       " That worry mars our sleep'"    'A   '  We'll soon'eat terrapin and pie "'"'  Because they're rather cheap  '*1  ' 4  to'  i  ���������   > Quite   DifferftHt. s  .Maud   (of .Boston)���������!' am   sure  you  don't say pants.  Willie���������No;    I    say    pawnts  c __        "Wlio   IVait.  All things may come to those who wait,  But do not rest upoir your'oar,  "For you may lin<3. perhaps too late.  The things were not worth waittne for.  His   Cliolee   Library.  "My, what a lot of books!" exclaimed  Miss Oossype. "Doco your'husband  read much?"  "No." answered Mrs. Cad. "He buys  expensive books, and he's so busy  working to pay for them that he does  not have time to read."  Strenuous  Romanc*.  They met when tho. showers ol' April  Were irushmg in thousands i,,' rills,  And   they strayed   where the1 first dandelions  Were gleaming upon the green hills.  They gathered the purple peach blossom*  And   were   buoy.uu   beneath   the , May  sky.  He wooed her among the June roses  'And hoard the sweet word in July.  Thoy planned and made ready in August;  Ah. swiftly the dreamy days passed!-  The wedding; took place, in September; ,.  Their love v/as rewarded at last.  He brought her back home in October :  At the end of the honeymoon's course;'  She applied to the courts in November  And at Christmas received her divorce.  A  Little  MiHumlerstautllna;.  Young Mother���������What will you charge  for a photograph of our little boy?  Photographer���������Three dollars, madam,  but it will be considerably cheaper for  a dozen.  Young Mother��������� A dozen! Oh. no, we  can't wait so long!���������Lippincott's.  I  t   y 1  V'1  i! 1  )A  ���������I'h  M  Canadian   Waters.  From the Atlantic ocean to the head  of Lake Superior a vessel may sail in  Canadian waters a distance of 2,260  statute miles.  .  ���������'.      -,. Well. Ilatlier!  "Good morning, Mr. Jonah!"remarked  the whale'affably. "How do you feel  this morning?'' - .' ���������  "Rather doAVn In the mouth," replied  Jonah.  Vacation.  Vacation time will soon be here  And hearts be glad once more,  "When scholars will forget the thing*  They learned a month before.  i .'j w  TBE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  *��������� Ambition never' grows  old;  in  fact  it seldom gets beyond the age of in-  -discretion. '  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia:  r '  By buying British coal, which pays  a shilling export tax per ton, the  United States is helping lEngland to  pay the cost of the1 Boer war, says  the New York World., <  THE STUDY OF NATURE.  A WONDERFUL MEDICINE.  ' For Bilious and Nervous Disorders, such as  Wind and Pain in the Stomach, Sick Head-'  ache, Giddiness, Fulness and Swelling: after  meals, Dizziness and Drowsiness,'Cold Chills  Flushings of Heat, Loss of Appetite, Shortness of I3reatli, Costiveness. Blotches on the  Skin. Disturbed Sleep, Frightful Dreams,  and all Nervous and Trembling1' Sensations,   <  &c.������ THEriRST DOSE WILL GIVE RELIEF HI  TWEN7Y���������.MINUTES-,     This   is   no fiction.,  i. Every sufferer is earnestly invited to try one  Box of these Pills, and tliey will bo acK-  nowlcdgcdto bo WITHOUT A RIVAL.  //'BEECEIAOT'SPIIiliS taken as directed, will quickly restore Females to complete  ^ health. /They promptly remove any obstruo -  tion or irregularity of the system.   For a   -' ,  ' Weak Stomach,  Impaired Digestion,  Disordered Liver.  >'      ~ ~ r i* '     i, r *L  theyaet like magic���������a tevr doses^will work  ���������wonders upon the Vital Organs; Strengthening the muscular System, restoring the long-  lost Complexion, bringing back the. keen  edge of appetite, ana arousing --.with -the  - Rosebud of Health tho whole jpliy-"  ft leal energy of the human frame. Thcs* *���������  are ''facts" admitted by thousands, in,all  classes of society, and one of the best guarantees to the Nervous and Debilitated is  that BEECHAM'S PILLS have tho  Largest Sale of. any Patent  Medicines in the World.  Boecham's Pills have bern before  tl������o public 'for lialf n century, and  ������re tbe moat popular family medicine.  2io testimonials aro 'published. ��������� as  Ueecliam's Pills   "     '> ' -      .  A WEIIAND  MERCHANT.  He' Says He is Now Feeling %Bet-  "  ter Than He Has For  , Many Years.  First Thine Needed.Is the Right Kind  <>������  Person for Leader.  In most cases it is th* want of  good teaching, not the lack: of- willingness to, be taught, which makes  youth turn aside in weariness from  'the first pages of an unexplored  sphere of science, says The London'  Daily Telegraph. That is the greatest and deepest want, to train and  I rovide, namely, the right" kind of  persons, to see little hearts aflame  'with the thirst for -learning the sec-  i-ets of Natuie, and wi{h a spirit to  study her ways with an evergrowing-  gentleness a toward the lower creatines and an ever-deepening sense that0,  nothing has beon created except for a  Divjne objpet and a far-reaching 'reason. Such is the temper in v.hich the  study of Nature must be approached  nnd sustained. The naturalist' or ,'welland, Ont., Oct. 20.���������(Special-  physiologist who explores hor secrets,- ,^Ir-  J- J- Yokom, grocer and provis  >k :r-oe=t  An   Opon   letter   In,-Which a  Prominent  Citizen Gives a   .Itxoiig   Becommendal-  f tion for l)o<Id'������ Kidney Pills a Remedy  ���������Which Ho Says K������������tored Him to Good  Health.  Ogilvie    Oats  Delicious  flavor.    Fre������  Put   up   in  from hull*.      Warranted Pure.  all  sized  packages.  h  RECOMMEND. THEMSELVES.  by Thomas  Bcecham, St.  S.  Prepared  onlv  -Helens, England.  Sold ererywhere in Canada and U  America. * In boxesi 25 cents.  France   was   using  256,000   bicycles  ,m 1805-and  987,000 'iiA!90L.      She  loves the  wheel f6r_the peaceful revo-"  lutions   that  it  makes. ��������� "    <  The waxi bullet" invented for the  harmless Paris duel,may be' added to  the accessories  of future "war games.  ��������� Despite the. rainy weather'tho, latest "crop'reports prove that umbrellas  'were, riot the only .'thing "raisedtthis  summer j'    ������   -"-   - - , * t ,-    -*  I  from the old motive of curiosity,  or  for profit,   or in emulation  of rivals,  or to maintain a cherished thesis, has*  not learned,  and  never will learn, the  ultimate delights  which close obscrvT  awe of tho .wonderful world of Creation can impas t.     He will grow to bo  ,au  Agnostic,   or Pantheist,  or  somc-  thins* still more undovirable, but' will  nc\er*"ta.ste tlie .loys  with  which such,  men  as   \Miitc,   of' Scl borne;   or  Lord  />"\obury, ,ol   qifCat  Darwin,  enrich 'existence.   Jt has 1 ecu well said by the  , poet,, that   "Nature  na\er  did,, betray  the 'heait  that  loved hpri,"   and    certain  it'is   that none  dcuvc a" loftier  a'n'd.moic enduring pleasure from studious     horns th n  those ,who     have  uKcn.thcin  tb  tho paliLiit pursuit of  the hidden rovelalions v hieb Nature.  (>r\g?v   by   Liner,   allows' her  favor.ed  ��������� \otaiies  to   unlock   from  h3r ,,wiLJnig.  but    tightly-closed    hands.     But ythe  ultimate  secret  is'liiu,  slu   must "be  loved       She   v ill   yield 'to   theVjiaid-  hcatted,   to   tho   unbelieving,   to*  the  fclh'h'  and   inevercnl' man  little be-  yoi d  dull  catalogues  rn:]'masses    of  gloomy,   uniruitful   factsj' butAho  re-"  sei\cs for those who   \yiil share with  Lei-  her grand mj'Stery of  the  Divine  Lc^c which governs the universe dis-  -to\cries  that   often  lift   the  thoughts  of men to heights  undreamed of and  lo  large  generalisation   which can fill  the  most   ambitious    "hearts       with  noble  thoughts  and  anticipations 'of-  splendid     hopefulness.* t If >\\e   'come  down from these h.Mgh-& to the lower  ground "of  utility.   of_ amusement, - of  cvpansion  of  mind,   and  examples  of  evquisite ��������� invention and .-adaptal ion.  Xature,  in any one of her "vast compartments,    'can  satisfy the rintellect  with'    vistas  of infinite development,  anrl lead.thestudent of new estimates  of the,value ,md'beauty-of life, alike  in^ lower  and hiqher. planes.   'Moreover/ how  different  does' the  world  *of  sense  become     to   .those who     rpass  ih.oiigh'     it   wilh-opened  eyes     and  hearts' attuned  to  admit   and  to    re-  \ere   the     wisdom    that   is  more  or  less   clearly' rc\ en led   m  all   its   phenomena! l  ion merchant-of this place, has given  tor publication an open letter as follows :���������t l  ACTS GENTLY  ON  CLEANS EFFECTUALLY;  overcomes  H/IbitiialCO  NSTIPAT!0M  EffECTS,  ITUAL -   PERMANENTLY  ,TS BE%C'  BUY THE GENUINE���������MAN'F'D BY  @ir9RNIApGJYRVFg  V������-KY     << *>      CAU.  ScO    ���������������������������<?" N.V.   tv::  fOR SALE BY Alt DRU66ISTS. PRICE'50c. PER BOTTlf.  IJcsant's "Slolen" Chapter.  When Sir Walter Besant was writing his story. "For Faith and Freedom," ho needed to send his characters to Barbat'oes, as political convicts But he did not know what to  do with thorn when they got there.  Nolhii^y that he could find showed  him (h_j daily life of such- unfortunates  One even n ;��������� he received half adoz-  i u catalogues of second-hand books.  As he was idly turning thorn over his  rye lell on a title that ejectrified him-  "rI ho..7oui ml of A B'., some time  f hymrgecn to tlu Duke of Monmouth, with lu^ trial and sentence to  tho Plantations of Barbad'oes, his  Cap!i\ity there and his Escape"  Th'j xevy book' The next morning  tho eager novelist too^v a cab and  dro\e at cn.'C to the bookseller's The  boo!: was gone An American had  picLfd it up the day before. But he  had ai least the title, and armed  with* tint he went to the British Museum whe.-e, ~n Hie vast \ocean of  pam| Jilets. the th ng was found. PTe  had it copied out bodily, and.had the  material for a chapter of his novel  ikit is warm with truth and vividness. "    ,  But it rcmainfd for a literal mi\n  \ ears after, to reprove him tor this  historic faithfulness Sir Walter bad  told him tlie story of his "find," and  the man said roldjy, "Thr/i \ ou stole  that  chapter'"  "For a 3'e.ar or/more, J, had' been  ailing with Kidney Trouble in " all  of its worst forms. 1 had a very depressed jeehng m iny head and .little  or no appetite, a constant feeling of  langour, and E became greatly reduced in weight  "At times 1 was entirely incapacitated.  '  VI have  spent-' considerable   money  in   medicines ������of'diherenI   kinds     but'  did not get'.any good _i -.putts.,* I also  doctored   with,   a, phy.s,..ian   of     vast  experience,  but' got'no  benefit.  , "At last I- became discouraged and,  hopeless   - of   ^ever being' well  again.  One day' by 'luclc  I heard of-Dodd's  Kidney Pills and.began-to use them.  "From'the first they seemed" tb  suit my, case exactly.- and when I  had taken five boxes my'old'trouble  had entirely disappeared, and-~jl was  feeling bettoi than T had in- many-  years.' ,       >        ���������,''"    'i _\_ /  "I  am, now  iii'splendid">health  and  able  to stand  gre^t exertion/ in fact  my "general   health   is' better  than  it.  has been  in a long time. '   .  ("Since my rccoveiy I have 'told  many others of Dodd's.,Kidney Pills  and how they cured1" met to stay cur-.  ed. Many'"of -them say it seems impossible and yet they know it is  true.'"      < *    . "  "'"     (Signed),'   'J.  J.' YOKOM.  'Jlr. Yokom has been a resident of  Welland foi; years and is known to  every man) woman and child in the  town. Pie was born"in the neighboring'"township of rCrowlahd.'1 within 3  miles of his ~ present home,' and< is  known .as a man "of-Christian1-principles who would not make a statement .that would in any way be mil-  leading. -, , '    '  Ogilvie's Hiingarian  <��������� ���������> ^ i     '���������  -   As now manufactured.   The great FAMXEiY FLOUR.  Tnsist on- getting "OGILVTE'S," as they ar������, better than the B������st<  NO  1*  Is a Mendf^0jrjc^^Bf '.%  Many at son of his father would  never be heard of were he not fined  for speeding an automobile. This is  the vcheapest" kind of fame.  Horse Health  is one of the most important  thing-s for every ��������� farmer to  consider.  Dick's  Blood Purifier  will build up a run down horse.  It tones up the system, rids  stomach of bots, worms and  other parasites which undermine an animal's health.  50 cts. a package.  LEEM1NG MILES & CO.  AGENTS.      -     -     -      MONTREAL.  To clean" stone jugs and jars ~f;ll  'them' with * water, adding - a table-  spoonful of' baking"'soda,'to each galr  lon- of -water'. Let it stand over  night.' ? If'not thoroughly, cleansed,  lep'eat-the operation.       - '    *  c  V     , ! 1,  S'l6p--: REWARD���������$ I 00.  ! Tfie readers of this pappr will be nleas--  ed ,to loam 'that there ib at least one-  dreaded disease1 that science j has been  able to *cur,e m.all its stages, and ,that  is catarrh -Hall/s Catarrh' Cure is the  only positive cure, now known to 'the  medical fraternity Catarrh beinpr a constitutional disease reauires a constitutional treatment. Hall's -Catarrh Cure  is taken, internally, actinp directly upon  the blood and /mucous surfaces of the  system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease and (jivinir the na-  tient strength by buildinc -up the constitution and assistincr nature' in doinu  its work The proprietors have so mucH  faith in its curative powers that thev or-  fer One .Hundred Dollars for anv 'case'  that it fails" to cure. Send for list' 01  testimonials        Address.; ��������� , ,   ,  -      V.   J..CHRNEY   &  CO.,   Toledo.  O  Sold bv druprsrists.- 75c  'Hall's   Family Pills   are  the   Best  The .uprto-date actress'is a good ar-'  tist. , At , least' she knows now.Vto  paint    ,       - - -  / -  Lever's Y-Z .(Wise Head) -"Disinfectant  Soap Powder dusted in the bath, soiten-,  the water at the same time that it disin-  lects.  ������ail  "Good management  a good income," but  are   better than either  is better than  both together  separately-  liMfs liiiiMt Cnres Colte,ifc  ^"Ple who sings drives away sorrow  ,but#often causes sorrow to his neighbors."  HIGH ABOVE  all   oilier   Cigars  LUCI  Just' because1 of   that   sweet 'flavor   irs  keep   telling:   you   ubout.     It's   there.  Try, one 1' You'll' And   It.    ,      , ^       -      .  GEO. F.BRYAM & CO., ,WI2CNIPE<>.  ;    HALCYON HOT SPRINGS  .  SAN ITA IR ,1'iJ BV|  Arrow Lako, B.>^.  Situated midst aoenery unrivalled for  grandeur. The most complete health resort on the continent of Js'orth America.  It������ baths cure all Nervous and Muscular diseases. Its waters heal all Kidney,  Liver and Stomach ailments.  They aro a never-failing' remedy for all  Rheumatic troubles. ^  TERM>  $15 to $18 per week,  according  to residence hi Hotel or Villas.  ���������Mr Thomas Ballard,. Syracuse 2C V  w rites . "i-have been afflicted for nearlv  a fear <*ith that>most-to-be-dreaded disease Dyspepsia, and at times worn out  with pain and want of sleep, and after  tiying- almost eveiythinpr recommended. ,1  tried one box of Parmelee's Vegetable  1'ills 1 am now i.early well, and believe they will-cure me I would not be  without them  for anv rnone> "  Some people  vi it tie  are atraid, and i-all  it  Men <going down in the new ^lb-  marines lor the first two or 1 hi ce  times become almost stupefied by the  strong fumes of gasoline used in pio-  neliing the vessels  Some women come down town so  seldom that they are so timid they  always suggest a (at that is crossing  the street.  A   Great   ChanRO,  Fond Ma mm.n���������isn't baby getting  big?.'   Just see how solid lie is.       ''  Papa���������He does seem solid this morning, and it's rennirkable, because be  appeared to be all.'���������holler" last night.  L)  What   He   Missed.  ���������was  so   angry,"  s;iid.Mrs.  ,   "when   they   mistook   me  Hen-  for  a  "I  *yPecl  shoplifter -that I just couldn't speak."  1)      "My!"   he   exclaimed.     "1' wish   I'd  been there."  Initial**  on   Garments.  During the eleventh century a fashion of embroidering the initials of the  1 nanif and the family arrason the garments  began  in   Italy and from  that  country spread all over Europe.  The Queen's Horses.  Her MavC.sty Queen Aiexondra used  to be oxtiemely lend of tiding she  had a most gr.icuiiil seal, rode about  the lanes contintmlly wth hei children and oirasioiiall.v appeared at the  hunt meets. Jlut she is not so keen  a rider now, having given that exercise up-a great deal in favor of driving, or the more recent motor-car  runs. .y.,.,-.  Her Majesty drives single horse or  a pair, four-in-hand, or tandem: She  has, among others in her stables, a  very pretty team of Hungarian ponies, a-,smart': little inare used for the  "Blues" cart, and a beautiful creature, named I.buvima. the.latter presented to the Queen by h-er daughters,  its name' being a compound of the  first letters in the names of the princesses. Whenever Her Majesty' appears on horseback L.buvima is the  animal she rides."  Period   of  Deepest   Sleep.  The period of deepest sleep varies  from.3 o'clock to 5. An hour or two  after going to bed you sleep very  .soundly; then your slumber grows  gradually lighter, and it is easy enough  to waken you at 1 or 2 o'clock, but  when 4 o'clock comes you are in such a  state of somnolence that it would take  a great deal to waken you.  When baking cakes or scones, if the  soda is dissol\ed in a little rjoilmg  milk it prevents the disagreeable  lumps  which are so otten seen.  MinarS's Liniment Cures BuMena.  A document on vellum signed by  Guy Fawkes, ; and .relating to a sale.  of land in 1692, has been, sold for  .iilOl' at Sotheby's.  It  is   usually  gives affront.  the   backbiter     that  One small portion of the Wankie  coalfield in Rhodesia is estimated to  be capable of shielding 1,000 tons p'^r  day for 100 years.  Marconi, in, one respect may now  rank with Hannibal and Napoleon.  He has conquered, the Alps.  "JCELPi@M"'HEr  Endorsed by best English modlealjournals.  Suppliedto Brltlshsoldlorsln South Africa.  For all Throat and Gland Troubles, Lumps,  Abscesses, Old Sores, Ulcers, Colons, Skin  Diseases, Eczema, Pimples, Stiff Joints,  Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sprains, Bruises,  Piles. Cuts. Sore Feet, Pleurisy.  Sold by Druggists, 29o.   Try it once.  Messis   G. "C   Richards & Co  Gentlemen,���������My daughter, 18 years  old, was thrown from a sleigh and  injured her elbow so badly it remained stifl and very painlul for three  years. Four bottles of MINARD'S  LINIMENT completely cuied her and  she has not been troubled for two  Yours truly,  J B. LEVESQUR  l'Q,  Aug   13,   1000  yeais.  St.   Joseph,  It, is a mistake to think that we  can make our homes comfortable  with  heated.discussions.  A  dark  secret  is the  ually   comes  to   light.  kind  that   us-  The  railroads  employ in the  of Nebraska  IS,5^0   men     on  roads. "';  State  their  linaift Liniment Cnre-s flMeMjer.  Camille Flammarion, the astronomer and social reformer, has introduced a bill in the French Chamber  of Deputies for the 'rationalizing of  the calendar. He wants the year to  start with the vernal -equinox, and  to consist of 364 days.  On Christmas every policeman in  the city of London receives from  Lord Rothschild a briarwood pipe  and  an ounce of tobacco.  Sprained Ankle  Cured  Another ���������������{&  Remarkable ^  Case Where  St.  Jacobs  Oil  Worked  a Wonder  Mr. W. H. Allen, jr., of 17 Denmark street, Aston, Birmingham,  writes under date of May 29th,  1896 : "1 um a driver for the Keystone Bottling Co., of Birmingham,  and I had tho misfortune to be  pitched off my waggon, and besides  being bruised from head to foot my  ankle joint was put out and my  foot severely sprained. I tried many  embrocations, but received no benefit; I then went to the hosipital, but  after having been treated for a considerable time, I left, not any  better. I then determined to try St.  Jacobs Oil, and 1 can assure you  that before r used the contents of  one bottle my. ankle <was as sound  'as. ever, and I was able to go to  work  as  if  nothing had  happened."  If feet indicate1 a man's- character,  a shoemaker ought to have a good  chance to studv his characteristics.  FAOGF-.'ir OUT.���������None but those who  have become fupjred out l<no\v what a (le-  pressed. miserable feeling- it is. All  strength is gone, and despondency has  taken hold .'.of tho sufferers. They fee! as  though there is nothing to live for.  There, however, is a cure���������one box of  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will do wonders in restoring health and strength.  Mandrake and Dandelion are two of the  articles entering into the composition of  Parmelee's   l'ills.  YV. N, U. No..������99.  H'  < " ���������i  < - ���������    -"      ;   ,V  3\' *'y> H$  I ,1 ,l I -������ -J  1' <������ ��������� A, ���������-*  > " r   ,.  I J������,������'>'  . -     *    iV  r V    '    ^     ���������> ������������ v  iA       ������"    *���������-"  -    ^        %     rr-^1  ...   '   ^ "  hi i  ^aa;  ��������� ,���������: *>*  VA^"  ���������    T        "   *-/  f   r-       jl     jff^  > 1  ��������� .1- A  *. '  >������  x-  I  i.  I-  ISSUED EVEP*Y WEDNESDAY.  Subscription $1 50 ayear,'in advance  WL.< 36. Hn&ersom E&ttor.  __ ������2T Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should set copy in "by  9 a.m.' day before issue.  The Editor will not be responsible for the  views, sentiments, or any errorB of composi-  tion of letter correspondents.  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  Dear   Mrs   B    in reply to your inquiry as to which is the best tea to use, I������  would sav that in rnv opinion Uresis between the Blue -Ribbon and Monsoon  Packet Te.ts. If you like rich, strong tea, then Blue Ribbon is undoubiedlv the  best, but should your taste be for a delicate and very flavbry tea I would, advise  you "to call on C. J. MoOREfor a packet of Monsoon. Personally, I drink Blue  .Ribbon in the morning and Monsoon at 5 o'clock, but then, you know, I,, am a'  perfect crank about tea. ' >'  Yours truly, ' A .  '    ��������� .     ,   . - SARAH GRUNDY.  POLITICAL  Two candidates are in  the field  for   North- Victoria ��������� Mr,   H.   L.  Robertson and Mr T. W. Paterson.'  Mr'Robertson is a supporter of the  Prior   Government'..   Mr   Paterson,  independent.     At North Nanaimo  'everything  seems to  be favorable  towards Mr Mclnnes and it is gen-  e'rally convedecT that that  gentleman will be electedby a handsome  ��������� majority.     In tho course of an ad  dress delivered at Ludysmith last  week  Hon. Mr Mc-lines  made the.  following ���������   statements     regarding  railways :���������  ������������������-In';the  -bill   which  would   be  . brought  down* by the government  at  the next  session of  the House  every interest of the people would  be amply safeguarded,   but  assist-  * ance would" be given to  promo ers  J so ������s to make it profitable to build,  either by_t cash.'bonuses or by'land  grant.      In .either   case   complete  ' control ot" freight rates would be retained.'    Provision for a- return  of  the loan from the;companie������ would  be .carefully considered, and it was  likely that one  feature  of the old  bill would be retained/that four per  cent/of the gro-i������ earriin'gs would be  .'-paid into the provincial'treasury.  If a iand grant is'given, it would l  Dot be made without providing for  the taxing of the land.,  This must  hereafter be'xnnde a part of every  land grant.    The pn-viricc must rer-  nerve the right t<; tax land.  The'rights of the settlers would be  fully protected. They would be allowed to settle on railway land  under the same conditions as on  government lands, and the prospector would he secured in his rights  to prospect for minerals, to locate  claims and secure crown grants for  them precisely as if he were prospecting on government land. The  speaker said he recognised that the  resources of the country must be the  source of the country's revenue and  land grants to railways must1 bear  their share of the burden of taxation.  Men's Overcoats and Boys' Suits  to clear at reduced prices, at Moore  & Co's.  TMKS&IVIHG STORY,  AN    OVERSIGHT.  My Dear, said Mrs Bloograes to  her husband, I want you to invite  your bachelor friends tp.eatThanks-  giving dinner with us.  I shall be glad to do, said Mr  Bloograss, and no doubt one and  all be delighted to come. But you  know the old boys, and how they  all have a constant desire to return  some of our hospitality. They say  that it embarasses them to be constantly invited, to dinners .with us  and never given a chance to reciprocate,  1 have it! exclaimed the lady.  Why not suggest to each of them  he bring a small contribution to the  dinner in the shape of one of the  indredients for the pumpkin pie?  t 1  We iwill call  it a partnership pie,  for they shall furnish the materials'  while I go into the kitcben\nd,bake  it.      ' < ' .      ''''''  Mr Bloograss said this -wa- ju-*t  the thing, and sat'down and -wrote  the invitations, urging each of the  old boys to be sure and; eome, and  outlined the pie "scheme 'in; del nil. ' '<  , Manor Goa'r was the first to arrive:  on Thanksgiving day ��������� He p id his  choicest compliments to the,h->ste:R  and then diew .from his pocket a  long, dark flask, with the remark,���������  My deah lady, hyuhis some o' the  fines' brandy thai evah touched.the  lips o' man. It is an heirloom in  my-family, and I ae-su'ah yo' that  it would nevah goout o' the fumi'y's  keeping except on an occasion such  as this. It is a vital part 0' the  pumpkin pie.  Mrs   Bloograss   thanked" him in  her happiest manner", and just the*  Colonel   Hosstrott 'came ' in.      he  cairied    a  package   which  he   unwrapped   with great solmni y,"dis  dor-ins: a ho'tle of brand v.  My contribution*,for  the   ?>ic  he  > '  said.   A bottle of the richest brand v  '11 ' ,      r . ���������  cthat ever was seen in the grand o'd *  scute of-KfntucW.   It will drive the'  skeleton  from the feaPt-and   paint,  pictures on thebrain of" man when  it comes to us in  the guise of that  pumpkin pie which is to be fu.-med  hy-the fair hands of our chatrning  hostess.  ���������  Mrs Bloogra.=s thanked  the Col-  ' onel very effusively.     Old  General  Thundah vyas the next arrival.  Hvuh I am! he cried, an' hyuh's  my paht o' the great an���������' only pie���������������  a pint o' the grandest brandy evah  couised its happy way a down the  delighted throat of a true Kentuck-  ian. It is paht oJ a quantity o' the  liquor -that has been cheiit-hed in  tuah family since mah father was a  child. (Mi none but an occasion  such as this would a drop o'% it be  permitted to be tasted by an out-  sidah.  Before Mrs Bloograss could think  of something to say to him in came  Captain Shootser and'Jud^e Sorghum, each bearing carefully a neat-  ly-tn d parcel. They Vegan in  uniso;.:���������Here is some of the finest  brandy that ever��������� - Then they  stopped.     They  look at the three  bottles which already stood upon  the table; theylooked at Mrs Bloo-  , grass; they looked at each other. A  deep and impressive silence full up-  'on them all. It was broken by the  General who remarked :'���������Gentlemen, I move that a'commit tee of  five be appointed to,g"> out an' forage fo' a pumpkin ���������Judge. ������  ET CASH h  ���������   \  \  ������������������ (  1  Ai  Gents' Fine 'Suspenders,  largest-  and best stock in town, at Moore &  .Go's/'   .   , ,     ,.  ������ COAL .MtftfE*<  REGULATION - ACT  AaJE^DMEN7!1 ACT,  1901."   '    '  Provincial Skcrbtauv's Office.  '27.li November, 1902. -  J T IS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor  *-*- 'in C'U.uif has been plc-ased to ap-'  point the following persons to be Members  o! the Board of Ex -miners at the coal mine  written opposite thtir respective names,  name.lv:��������� '    ' A  Joseph Pjruys ���������Planta,' of Nmaiino,   Es-  quiro,  Naaiiiiio Mm ,  c   William Johnston, o! Comox,   E quire,  Co'iu-x  Mine, > ��������� ,.    -  William G/Simpson, of Lvjiysmi h, E5-  quire,iVVt;lbug{,oii''(Exreupi(>o)   Miue, '  'Asdrew CoLVliuLiiy of  Fe. uie,   E quire,  Cial Creek Minty ���������        '  J.   K.   Millk'C of   Monisoey,   E q lire,  .Morris'sey-Mino,    :  ,.EvAU Evans, of .Michel, E quire,, Michel  Mine. _    -       ' , c    ���������  Such   app-iintments   to take effect on On  lrtt dayof Jrinuiry, 1903.  NOTICE IS HEREBY CI vEN that, an,  application" will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of the Province of Brit sh Columbia, at iis u< xt sittings, for a Private  Bp', to incoipoiate a Company to build,  ��������� quip, unaintjiu, and operate a line ol iiiii-  way, of standard or other gauge, with anv  kind of motive  power.  , From a point at or near the mouth ot  Adam's River, ou Vancouver Island; thence  south-westerly by the most feasible route to  the valley < f the Kla-ance Kiver; thence  south-westerly by the most feasible route,  to a point ai or near the mouth of Gold  River *m the-West Coast of Vancouver Island; and from a point on the s id line of  Railway at or near Davie River, by the  most feasible route to a point at Or near  Hecate Channel ou the Wett Coast of Vai-  couver I&land.   l  With power to construct, operate and  maintain brauch lines to any yo nt within  20 miles of the main line of the said railway  Dated at Vancouver," this 25ch day of  November, a d., 1902.  D. G. MACDONELL,  -  Solicitor i<t>k Applicants.  10 12 02   6fa  Take a  Dry  Sponge  and. pour*  on  it  a bucket  of water  It  will  swell   every time sure.      ���������������������������;'     ....      ....       ....  T)UT we are not selling sponges, our line is   J3  SWELL     BUGGIES  of all kinds. We have just received a Car Load of Open rnd Top Buggies  with Steel and Rubber Tires. Expresses of all kinds with Platform, Half-  Platform, Duplex and Elliptic or Hog-nose Springs. Buckboards, Carts,  Sulkies, etc., all of the most Up to-Date Patterns and Finish. Guaranteed  for one year by the Makers and ourselves.      ..     ..     ..    ..     ..    ..     ....  Ladies' Flannelette Night Gowns,  Underwear, Shirt Waists, Hose, &c,  just in, at Moore & Co's.  lAlAIIO STWI CmilB! IOBI'S  Dolls, Toys, and \  all Kinds of F^cy  Goods for X^as  1 l       " r j  Terms :   ������������������   Strictly Spot Cash.  **.  MsiMiir Avenue,  Giuffbepland, B.C.  XMAS,   CARDS   and   CALENDviBS  ���������.ii  4  N  OW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to >eiect*your   '.  Xmas Presents.     Something new each boat in .  A'     -    ...   ,   ���������-..'      ,   ".  ,,   SILVER   AND  CUT GLASS,ARTICLES, , . ^     .  LEATHER,     TOILET CASESJ ', PURSES   .r",  AND' CARD CASES ' . . * ./���������.'...-".. -A.  PERFUME  of the MOST DELICATE ODOURS'  /ALSO   A    FINE' STOCK   OK  .-new:- presentation -books.  '"   1  I  .^v"  (I  ���������A. Jti. -'PEACEY,   ' ���������   A ":���������* '.'���������  Dunsrnuir Avenue, ,.    .'Cumberland; B.C  ������mgei:' s  Air, Dry  ystem..  ' >    Our   in^iliues   for   Soring   PerislutVcV- A'rii les   are   iiowA  \-- l cotr)j'hji������j.  '     K"g-> " Bi'ti'-f, -Oa"nfc?f"Fov\-J   and"- Meats 'of      M-  kinds Sored  at   Ilea,.-on able   Rales \ .."..':....'....' '-  'l!*1i^    RE^'A   D v\iil bi* paid for-inform ition leading lo.tlie/con-  ���������"    v.C'ion of persons approp-i 1'ting or destroying our,F^eer Kegs  UNION   BREWING CO., Ltd.  A  Phone    27 DUNSMDIE STREET P ODrawer1 45  Jl  3-12-'02  STANLEY   CRAIG,    Prop.  NOTICE IS" HRREBY GIVEN tint application  will be uiadb to the Legislative Assembly of the Province 0$   Bii'ish Colu :bia  at its uext se.-tMO iVfor an Act to incorporate  a Compauy witn power to layout, construct;,  equip,   operate   by   sic mi,    electricity,    or  otner motive power, and maintain  a  single  or double track  standard or   narrow   guuge  railway  (a)   fro-n a point ou the coast at or  near Burke Channel or Bentinck Arm,  then  by way <������ the Bella Coola   Riv r,  Palmer's  -Trail   and BUck  Water   Rivir to the Pine  River   Pass  or  Yellowhead Pass,^ or both,  thence to'the Eastern bouudary of the said  Province,    (b) and   from a point at or near  where  the" line   of the   railway mentioned  above intersects the oue hundred and twenty fifth meridian to a point on Burrard Inlet;  and with further power to build, construct,  equip,   maintain   aud   operate   as aforesaid  branch lines of the said railway not exceeding 150 miles in'le'Jgth ;   and with power to  build   and operate   tramways m  connection  therewith;     and with power  to construct,  equip,   maintain and  opera'e all  necessary  roads,   bridges,   ways,  ferries, steamboats,  wharves,    docks,     elevators,      warehouses,  hotels, depots and coal bunkers; . and   with  power   to   build,   own. equip,   operate  and  maintain telegraph aud  telephone   lines in  connection  with  the said railway,   or  its  branches, aud to construct, equip, maintain  and operate branch lines in connection with  the said telegraph.and telephone   lines; and  with power to  carry on a general transportation  business;    and   to build and operate  all kinds of plant for the purpose of supplying  light,   beat,   electricity, or any kind of  motive power; and to acquire lands, bonuses,  privileges,  or other aids from any Government,    Municipalities,   persons    or    other  bodies corporate,   and with  power to carry  on a general Express business, and to  pro  mote  companies,  -and  to  make  traffic  or  other arrangements  with  railway,   steamboat or other  companies;    and with power  to construct; acquire, operate and dispose of  Binelters, reduction, refining, concentrating  or other works for  the handling and treatment of ores, and  to acquire,   operate and  '   dispose of coal lands, and with power to ex-  1  /J.  propriate lands for the purposes of the Company, and to take ������uch p6*er8 at a.e given ' \  to Companies   under Part'4 of  the  "Water    '<  Clau-es   Consolidation   Act,    1897'''     aud     il  with power to levy aud collect tolls froui all  persons  using,   and  on  all  freight passing  over anysuci railways, tramways, wharvey,  or vessels  owned or  operated by the Company.;     and  with power to   build wagon  roads to be used in the construction of  the  said  railway, and  in adyanee of the same;  and to levy and collect tolla from all persona  uaing, and ou all freight passiug  over  any  such roads built for the Company,   whether      ]  before or after construction of  the railway ;  and witn  power to sell out its undertaking,  and  to  purchase  the  undertaking of  any  other company; and; with  all other usual,    >l  necessary  or incidental  rights, powers or  privileges as may be necessary or conducive  no the above objects or any of them.  Dated at -Victoria,   B C, this 2nd day   ,^'j  of December, a.d., 1902.  ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON, <\  Solicitors for the Applicants.  17 12 02    6t  NOTICE.  The Annual Business-Meeting of j  Shareholders of the1 Comox Creamery Association, will be held on  Saturday, the 20th of December, in  the Agricultural Hall, ai Courtenay il  at 7.30 p.m. "  J.  MUNDELL.  Reliable Lady Agents wanted to ';.]  take orders for  the Best  Custom-  made  Dress  Skirts   and   Walking  Skirts in Canada.    Write quickly. %  Dominion Garment Co.,  Guelph,  Ont.  3 12 02 Box.  209.  FOR SALE, Cheap, a Good Bicycle  in first-class condition.���������Apply.  "News" Office.

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