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Array EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.  -B. C.   WEDNESDAY,   DEC.  19,. 1900.  ONCE  AGAIN  WE WISH  T i (  We have a I  TOTS for the  ������FIJL  TO AM..  goods.  IN A, GLASS and  other fancy goods for their elders.  P)  A  '���������MrfVW      of all  kinds from  xo cents  tp. $3,00,  irom   the  ordtory   Dolls  to  the  latest P^isian,alsc>  U"m^MJS9^  - Khaki Dolls, Walking Dolls,:etc., etc.  -y     r^   hn,m,     '���������' '��������� ���������   '   *'   ment of Boxed Candy,   Candy Stock-  Cows that give milk,    A choice assort-  f Rubbfer Dolls, Magic Lanterns,  I'Kiriematograph,   Hot Air Motors  Steam Engines,   Ferris wheel,  Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Steel Toys,  Air Rifles,   Pistols,  Paper Caps,  surpassed tor design, quality and5 price;  Clocks and. Jewellery.  On r terms are  WJiTYSHFS (Warranted)'from $i.5������..to $1-*S-  WHlUn^ -       ���������       .     .^..      ���������    ^^r patron9 t0.n;ake thrir soleetioa early, We will pack the goods up nicely-  E/VSH 5T0 E, ^*-������*<*  "~      XMAS   -������������������ '.  IF YOU WISH something  real good, for the Holidays  and cannot make up your  .-mind, let us know, and- we ���������  will send by return mai1  our special  XMAS CATALOGUE  OF  Fine  Goods.  WeilerBros  VICTORIA, B.    C. ������T  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  Christmas groceries,  Chocolates, Bon    Sons,  Candies,  Nuts, Dates, -Figs.  Apples  JAPAN     AND      NAVAL    ORANGES.  CURRANTS,    V     PEEL, ETC.  RAISINS,  Nice Stock of CHRISTIE" CAkES  of all kinds at  IfO  DISASTER      AT     SEA  WITH LOSS OF LIFE  STEAMER    ALPHA     WRECKED-  Tardy news  arrived   here at MO  a.m. Monday, of the wreck   of   the  Alpha at Yellow Rock light, at the  entrance to Baynes Sound   at 6:45  on Saturday evening.    The   storm  which had been racing   since   last  Thursday was at its worst  on that  evening, and   the   steamer,  which  was coming up   the   Gulf  for   the  Colliery wharves on Baynes Sound,  to complete' her   coaling   for the  Japan voyage, she being fully laden,  -struck fair on the reefs  of   Yellow  Rock, the flying spray   and   heavy  rain completely obscuring tlie light  until the ill fated vessel was on the  point of striking.    Tho force of impact drove her  hard   and   fast  on  the reef, and had   it been   on   top  tide, no   doubt   the   hapless crew  would have managed   to   have  all  got ashore without loss of life.   Instead, it was low water, and   every  minute after the disaster  rendered  their  position   worse.    A  howling  gale drove heavy seas over the craft,  sweeping every bit of top work, -off  like so much  eggshell,   while   the  passengers and crew  clung  to  the  rigging wherever possible, and here  a hero   was   found     when    death  seemed certain.    A sailor, ��������� Hansen, on the for castle head, securing  a   line, watched   his   oppjrtunity,  and when the   receding wave   had  left the rock under the vessel  comparatively dry, he   dropped, down  and made a run for shore.    It was  ���������-"oniy--abont50���������ya ds , bat the in-  coming wave caught"'him just be-'  fore he w;as there and hurled him  up among the rot-ks. Luckily he  lell into a crevice from whioh he  managed to crawl when the wave  j-again receded, and. made fast the  J line to a rock pinnacle.     The   sec-  F  ���������nd mate, feeling the line taut  from the ship, next watched his  opportunity to repeat the feat, but  the waters did not again give any  chance of this. He finally travelled to shore with the aid of the  first line, taking another with him  which was also made fast to the  rocks. Then it was that the first  mate, Mr. Wilkinson, proved himself a man in the trying hour, By  persuasiou, threats, and exhortation, he got most of Ihe crew, two  passengers, and two stowaways to  trust themselves to the ropes. It  was like going into the very jaws  of death. The first man slid off  the'uesser and was losl to the view  of the rest in an instant. There  was nothing to tell them if he had'  reached shore or been, dashed to  pieces. One after another essayed  the trip and all who made the attempt, save one, reached shore  safelv, Eight yet remained in the  rigging, Capt. York, the ship's  owner, Mr. Barber and his brother,  the purser, three engineers, and two  deckhand-. Mr. Wilkinson begged  them to make the attempt. There  would be a chance of life. None if  they stayed. Tbey thought otherwise; that there would be a chance  on the vessel. None to go into  that hell of angry waters. Finding  that his pleadings were useless, hn  reluctantly bade them farewell and  swung off on the rope, making 27  who were paved. The doomed  men on the ship were heard by  those on shD.-e about 1 a.m. for thy  last'time,when a crashing of timber ,  evidently, recorded the end^or whei'  morning broke the masts w������re gone-*  and-all'lhat could be- seen of the  ill fated" Alpha was the end of her  smoke stack sticking out of water.  The beach was strewn with wreckage and cargo, and entangled iu  the wreck were found three of the-  b.^dies, said to be those of the two  Barbers and ��������� another. So cruelly  bruised as to be unrecognizable, except by the clothing. The force 6f  the waves and the extent of the  peril of .those who made* the landing may be judged by- the fact that  most of them had their clothing  more or less torn from off. them,  some being nearly naked- when  tl.eycreached shoie after their short  but terrible trip. Some of them,  are badly cut and bruised.  Mr. McDonagh, the light keeper,  did  all   in   his   power,  with  the  linvted means at his   disposal,   to*  make the sufferers  comfortable  at.  the  light   house.    They came  to  Union   Wharf   Sunday:   evening,  and a train attempted to- come  to-  Cumberland   with   the    news  but  found the track blocked  with  timber, and as all wire communication  was   paralysed,   no    word   was received uot 1 Monday, when Coroner  Aoramp. ������'ith his officers, and   Mr.  Clinton, the   Colliery   Superintendent, went down to   inteiview   the  survivors-    Mr. Abiams proceeded-  to the scene of the  disaster  for the  purpose of holding the inquest.  The Alpha was an iron vessel  of  661 tons register   and  was  loaded,  when wreck d, with 630  tons   salt  salmon,   320 to.;:s bunker coal  and  32 ton3 coke.  Genuine extract of vanilla is soft  and mild.    Blue Ribbon vanilla is;  , the only genuine extract of   vanilla-  on the market.  (ft  V  h  -ii  . I   I  <  1  ,-Tf  ������  ,-t  < 1  <?>  If  ,"���������1 k.-'*  ��������� IS  o." if  Li  ?j!  ���������if  if  K'  ii  ij *  L<  VI  -l-i  1.1  v.  * I  I  I  If  A  fj  SI  fi Ml  HEROES AND   HEROISM.  Still lying where vre laid you down  And left you, speaking low,  Awed by the quiet that had grown  From tumult���������long ago I  But now the stillness seems not strange.  'Tis hard to realize  There ever was that stormy change  From dark to sunny skies.  You seem another breed of men,  Of heroes long extinct,  Who 'dwelt and died beyond our ken,  To ancient heroes linked.  But, lo, the shock of faroff fray  Has loosed the seals of sight  And shows me men will die today  For what they deem is right 1  And these shall lie beneath the 'grass  While come and go the days,  And men will know that heroes pass,  But heroism stays.  ���������Edward N. Poraeroy in Youth's Companion.  #0#0������0#0#>0#0  O'  BY AMEL.IA THORP.  o o  ���������oto|oeo|o$o9lo0ofoeo|o(of  A party of young girls sat in the parlor of Mr. Claire's town house one September morning talking over the news of  the place. Evelj-n Claire, Mr. Claire's  only child, was the belle of the little  town, young, rich, beautiful and clever.  She had been absent some months, and a  few of her friends had called to welcome  her home.  "We have been horribly dull during  your absence, dear Evelyn," said Grace  Loring, "and are overjoyed at having  you back again. And as for your de-  . voted Howard Westmoreland, he was in  consequence so distressingly blue "that  our unwearied efforts to keep up his  spirits were unavailing."  "Oh, I almost forgot to tell you," said  little Grace Weston, "of our new society  -1 acquisition. A young attorney at law has.  come to town and hung out his shingle  and has already secured quite a practice." *  "Who is he?" asked Evelyn, interested,  for, although engaged, she could not resist the prospect of a flirtation and angled for new1 hearts to conquer with as  ;. ,',much skill as any fisherman for his  booty. "Of course," she continued, "he  is some one young, rich and talented."  "No," replied Grace; "he possesses  but two of your requirements, being  personally plain and poor, but young and  talented. If he succeeds, he will be almost entirely . self- made, as his father's  circumstances' were" such that he could  only supply a part of the money for hia  education, and he was obliged to teach  school to secure the rest."  "A prodigy," said Evelyn.    "Pray, tell  . me his name." c  "Peter Uriah Grub," said Grace.  ��������� ' Evelyn looked at-her in astonishment,  raising her hands as if horror stricken.  "You are fooling me," she said, "foryou  cannot mean what -you say."  - "Indeed I do," said Grace. "That is hia  riame." ;  "What:evil genius, I wonder, presided  over his birth?" .said Evelyn scornfully.  "Such a' name is enough to -ruin his pros-.  pects; ��������� It is really nauseating.    Ha, ha,  ha!    Imagine  any  woman   being willing  ' to marry a man with such a'name!    Pe-  :   ter. is "bad enough, but-to add Uriah to  ���������   the  unromantic  name  of   Grub! ' It  is  "simply horrible!    If I loved-a man with  such a  name,  I  would  not marry him.  . There  should  be a  law  to  prevent parents from afflicting their children so."  '.    ' t'Weli," replied Grace,  "I have heard  of uglier ones.    The name is not a fancy  ' 'one'; neither is Mr.  Grub a fancy man.  He is a,,sensible, good fellow, who challenges xespect and   who; the elder men  here prbphesy, will make his mark.    ITe  was named for his father. Peter, an excellent inan, and Uriah, after an uncle, a  minister of good standing.    They say he  ...',is. quite proud of the good old name and  .anxious to add fresh laurels to it!"  "You -seem quite interested in him,"  said Evelyn.  "You are mistaken," said Grace. "I  am simply narrating the information I  have received from a correct source, and  if I had designs on him" they would avail  nothing after he met you."  "Little flatterer," replied the spoiled  beauty, looking complacently at herself'  in an.opposite mirror. "You always see  your friends through the rainbow tinted  rays of a prism glass."  "Truth is not flattery," said Grace.  "Well," replied Evelyn, "as I am mortgaged property, of course the subject  fails, to be. interesting, as I am expect-  ; ing to bear.through my future life the  distinguished sounding name of Mrs.  Howard Westmoreland. I often wonder  which attracted me most, Howard's  handsome face or his beautiful name. I  tell you, girls, there is a great deal in a  name."  "I think," persisted Grace, "if a man  has nn ugly name he can so ennoble it  that people will admire it so much on account of his goodness or greatness that  it will cease to be an objection to its  .owner. Of course, there is, as you say.  much in a name, if it is a good, clean  . one."  "Indeed!" said Evelyn carelessly. "But  I am not in an argumentative mood this  morning, so I will let you have your own  way in behalf of this man who rejoices  in the remarkable name of Peter Uriah  Grub. But I shall always pity from the  bottom of my heart the woman that he  deludes into bearing through life such a  horrid name."  Peter and Evelyn met frequently in  society. At first she was disposed to  amuse herself at his expense, but there  was in the dignity of his manner a power  which awed and impressed her, and in  spite of herself she became interested  and admired him more than any man she  had ever met before.  He was a manly man, with an unusual  amount of common sense, entirely different from the flippant dude, Howard  Westmoreland, who was satisfied to live  at his father's expense and whose greatest ambition was to excel in society. Although   Evelyn   had  never   really, loved  him. he had pleased her romantic taste,  and she was proud of his attractive personality. After her engagement and in  his society, when she was more closely  associated with him. she became more and  more wearied ont with his shallow conversation and trifling character.  There was a creat contrast between  him and Peter. The latter was vigorous,  pushing, all life, with a high toned, honorable ambition. He cared little for social prominence, his aim being to make  his mark in the great affairs of life. He  soon became attracted toward Evelyn,  whom he found possessed of a noble nature, which was equal to great capabilities, but whose goodness had been temporarily smothered by the world's flattery and the idolatry of her parents and  friends. He found himself deeply in love  with her; but, considering'the prize beyond his reach, knowing also of her engagement with Howard, he endeavored  to overcome his dangerous attachment  by keeping from her.  Evelj-n enjoyed his society so much  that she made many riiodest overtures to  secure it, sending him frequent invitations to social gatherings at her liome,  which he could not without rudeness  decline. They were both unhappy, for  in their hearts they knew that they were  all the world to each other.  Howard was quick to notice Peter's  ill disguised affections and .saw that Eve-  , ���������*. unconsciously reciprocated it. He  was jealous, and when they met never  left an opportunity pass without making  the rather diffident Peter appear to a disadvantage and to his betrothed make  him constantly the subject of malicious  jokes.     '.  It was spring. The lawn surrounding  The Meadows, Mr. Claire's country  .home, was decked with-daisies, the air  was balmy and fragrant with the odor  of blossoms. ��������� All nature was charming.  Howard and Peter had been invited to  lunch by Evelyn to meet her young cousin, Edith Claire. As they sat upon the  veranda in front of her house gazing over the widespreading landscape  through which the river wound. like a  band of silver and from which a roseate  mist was being dispersed by the" bright  morning sun Evelyn proposed that they  should take a row upon the river.  The party was gay. the air fresh,  heightening their spirits. Peter rowed  while Howard assisted the ladies to gather water'lilies, with which the margin of  the river was filled.  Howard was reckless and from time to  time raised up in the boat to pull the  flowers toward him with his cane. ' Te-  ter urged him to be careful or he would  upset the boat, and Evelyn also remonstrated with him. He became angry and  in order to annoy Peter persisted in getting up-to reach for the flowers, when his  foot caught, and he fell, upsetting them  all in the water. 3  The water was shallow, and Edith and  the two young men, with the aid of the  river grass, succeeded in wading to the  shore.' When they reached it, to their'  horror they found that Evelyn had :been  borne-out into the strong current in the  middle of the river. ��������� ���������  - "Save her! Oh, save her!" cried the distracted Edith, seizing Howard's arm.  "She-will drown!"  He1 stood a moment, then said: "I  should only risk my own life. But see,  there is Jim Brown going in his boat to  fish.' He is a good swimmer. I will go  and get him to get her as she is carried  toward him by the current."' '    '  "Oh," said, Edith, "she will, be dead by  that time, and if you love her save hei-J"  But she spoke to empty air, for Howard   had  darted   forward   like  an   arrow  from its bow. i  ,,  In the meantime Peter had sprung into  tbe water and had seized Evelyn as her  head appeared the second time above the  water and was bringing her triumphantly to shore.  When Edith saw hor cousin safely  upon land she ran to the house to prepare them for her coming.  Peter stood for a moment upon the river bank to rest, with his precious burden  in his arms. He drew her head closely  to his breast." He rubbed her forehead  and temples. "Evelyn," he whispered,  bending over her. . The call had a magical effect. She opened her eyes as a flower turns to the light, then, closed them  wearily again.  "You are saved- Oh, my love, my darling! My God, I thank thee!" He felt  her lips close to his and her breath  against his cheeks as in agony he bent  over her.. ���������He-was'strongly, tempted to  kiss those tempting lips, but he controlled  himself, for he would not take advantage  of her helplessness, or trespass on the  rights of another.  She opened her eyes again, and when  she found her head resting on the,breast,  of the man she so fondly loved she would  fain have closed them again, but she tried  to collect her strength and said: "I am  quite well. I can go now." But her voice  was weak.  He felt, however, that she was still exhausted and carried her in his strong  arms to the house.  Shortly afterward Evelyn wrote to  Howard breaking off their engagement,  lie was both indignant and humiliated  and soon after left for an extended tour  abroad.  Mr. Claire, who had previously treated  Peter with the- indifferent politeness ho  did Evelyn's numerous gentleman friends,  since he saved her life overwhelmed him  with attentions and was pleased to see  her encourage his suit, for Peter, when  he found Evelyn free, with his characteristic energy, tried hard to secure the object of his affection, and when he proposed was accepted.  "My darling," said Peter, "dearly as I  love you I want you to consider well before accepting me. if there is in your  heart the slightest affection for Howard.  Remember he is rich and handsome, while  I am poor and plain, with my way to  make in the world, and it is better for me  to suffer now than to have any misunderstanding or future regrets; therefore I  beseech you to consider well the importance of your answer."  "Peter,"' she said, "I have well considered it. I love yo������������������3 dearly, and with a  man like you I would be happy anywhere.  I was convinced before the accident at  the river that I never loved him. It was  a  mere  fancy,   which  his   conduct then  turned to contempt. A woman despises a  cowardly man, for when she marries she  wants a protector. Poor Howard," she  continued, "wouldn't make a soldier, for  in an engagement he would be sure to be  shot in the back."  "And are you willing to go through life  bearing the undistinguished name of Mrs.  Peter Uriah Grub?"  "Dear Peter," said Evelyn, "I beg that  you will forgive and forget those foolish  speeches of mine. My heart, I assure  you, reproached me the moment after  they were uttered."  "I will, darling, for I am convinced that  you are giving me an undivided heart-  that you love me."  "With my entire heart, Peter."    ,  "Then," he said, pressing her fondly to  his breast, "be mine, darling, and come  what may we will be happy."���������Norris-  town Herald.  THE  FLEXICON   MOVEMENT.  A Witty Dean.  -  ��������� Dean Dickinson, the dean of the Chapel  Royal, Dublin, who preached before the  queen on Good Friday, at the Viceregal  lodge, during her, recent visit to the  Emerald Isle, is well known for his witty  repartee. Once when he heard 'that Mr.  Fitzgerald, surgeon oculist to the queen  in Ireland, was paying a holiday visit to  Niagara, he* promptly remarked, "He'll  find a cataract there that he can't remove.**  Tbe Insinuation.  The day on which I was installed In  my present charge I was reqnested to  address the Sunday school. I attempted to make plain to tbe children the  idea of installation. In doing so I re1  lated this anecdote: A congregation  has called a "new minister. -, His installation is" announced for a certain-  Sunday. Coming'home from church .a  boy who evidently has listened tb'-'the  announcement .very attentively, asks  his. father:'"Father, what1 do they do  ���������when they Install a minister? Do they  'put him in a stall?" "Ne,'\ replies the  latter, "they hitch him to a-congregation and.'make him pull."-  A little girl had evidently not seen  the point,in this, for when she got  home she told her mother���������the mother  related this to me afterward���������that she  wanted to go to church that evening.  My installation was to.-take place'.in  the evening. "What for, my dear? You  never go to church In the evening."  "Well, but the minister said we should'  come, and then. I want to see- It. too."  "What do you want to see?" "Don't  you know, mamma?" "No. What do  you mean?"> "Why. they are going to  hitch the .minister to a cart and make  ���������him pull . It around: the church."A  Homlletic Review.  Smudge*. ,  A curious bit of adaptation to circumstances*, may be seen lix" slimmer  among the.cattle of the swamp lands  along the Mississippi.' From July to  mid September blood'sucking Insects���������,  mosquitoes, flies, ^nats and so on���������are  sp bad there cattle vare sometimes" in  danger of their lives. So are people,  unless they make smudges���������that is to  say. fires so thickly smothered that  they fill the airwith clouds of smoke���������'  ���������and thus drive away the pests. The  cattle soon' learn the use and value  of the smudces. '< .   . .   '  Magnetism In Optica.  It has been, discovered that the crystalline" lens of the human eye is slightly  diamagnetic, or subject to magnetic repulsion. As astigmatism, the commonest cause of defective vision and the  most frequent excuse for spectacles, Is'  merely a slight distortion of this lens,  it has been suggested that treatment  with a. powerful magnet properly applied may result in forcing the lens into proper shape or at least in greatly  remedying the distortion.���������New York  Sn������. ,   The  Vampire Bat.  South America, especially Venezuela,  is the home of the jvampire bat, that  horrible animal whose blood sucking  propensities are so well known. In  Veuezuela the vampire when caught is  often-made, the subject of an experiment that is as curious as it is cruel,  though in connection with such a loath-,  : some animal .as this giant bat. the cruel--  ��������� ivy is-rather naturally lost sight of by  \.ne people who have to'-suffer from its  ravages.'  The vampire Is captured In a thick  cloth. It is then taken out. and through  its two extended wings nails are driven, securing the animal to a door or a  wooden paling. A cigarette is then  lighted and placed in the bat's mouth.  At once the animal's ej'es shine  strangely, and it begins to puff tho  smoke in and out with frenzied gasps,  its actions being exactly those of the  most hardened smoker, keeping firm  hold of the cigarette the while between  its sharp, deadly teeth. When the cigarette is nearly finished, a blow on the  head puts an end to the animal's.existence.  The extraordinary part of the experiment lies in the fact that the bat does  not at once reject the cigarette, as he is  of course at liberty to do. There are  many who affirm that the bat really  does enjoy the tobacco. The probability is that the animal Is so maddened  by fear and pain that he puffs away  unreasoningly and fiercely, his instinct  telling him that in the properties of the  tobacco lies oblivion.  New   French   Way   of   Mnrolilng;    la  Old to the American Red Slcn.  Anybody who knows anything at all  about modern fighting knows that the  NToi;th American Indian is the man  who sets the pace. First the American  frontiersmen studied his ways ard  adopted his tactics,' and the soldiery  took it up. Baden-Powell, so the  plucky little South Afican general confesses, first rend about "��������� American  scouts and then took lessons from their  teachers, the Indians themselves. But  now there is a slip in the "chain and  ' France is studying the Indian without  going to the trouble of first ascertaining what the best scout in the world,  the American soldier, thinks about it.  France is trying the "fiexicon march."  - "Never get the leg straight," are the  French instructions. "Keep the back  straight, but bent forward. Do' not  throw the shoulders either back or up."  That Is about the way an Indian  walks, so Captain Uline of the Twentieth infantry confesses, but, he goes  on, he never heard of the trick being  tried by military.  "I cannot discuss the merits of the  'fiexicon,' " the captain said, "because  I am not familiar with it1. From the  description it is just about the way an  Indian walks. . His knee is - never  'locked' or thrust back, so, as-to have  the. leg quite straight. The Indian  never uses the heel to the exclusion of  the ball of ..the foot, but puts the sole  'dc-wn'all-at'once. Not all Indians ,are  footmen. I- could name,half a dozen  tribes * which, to my personal knowledge/ go mounted always and almost  everywhere, even about their, camp.  "The fiexicon movement t^he'- French  experimentalists are said to be tinker-  lug with and copying from our Indians  Is about the movement a soldier gets  'when-he is' fatigued. I rim'not'/pre-  pared to criticise it." -  An English army officer, a subaltern,  here with the horse buyers, said concerning the new movement:  .. .VT.be 'French sare the, greatest bunglers in the world. They get tlie wildest'  notions, 'fads' I ought to'call.them, in  their.-pates. I remember once they decided to dress every man In. Madagascar iriJred flannel underclothing. Every  man In the place got skin disease.  Then they went In for natural wool,  and.the men, got worse. They admit-,  tedfried irritated the'/skin and tlien  /foti'n&'Hhiit'''natural wool, being already  charged witbv oll.^could talce up no  ���������more, so was worthless for absorbing  perspiration.- Now they are .fiddling  with the fiexicon movement, evidently  trying ���������:to,step, ahead of .the United  States in overlooking the Indian,-and;  overlooking the work the Indian does  when he goes on what we' call his 'dog  trot' scouting, they propose to imitate  his walk.  "If is my observation that a soldier  requires this fiexicon movement after  he has 'gone��������� about  four miles, loaded,  down with his equipment.   The'French ���������  .may  teach, him .to always walk tired '  tb death, but I "do':-not "think-we shall  ever see the British or these American  soldiers at It.   '.���������<-...    .,  "Coming home" to oneself, one  would not like to st^rt to his work in  the morning with the tired out look and  movement that he goes home with f/f  he has earned his salt. It is a matter-  of pride to pull oneself together for  the day."���������Kansas City Journal.  &EBUL/E of song.  Dim nebula; of song!  Fir-it, a cold star dust in the spirit's void.  Whirling'   with    measured   svrepp    the   sT>nr'ovcs  through,  Thc-n more compact, centripetal and strorijj.  Swifter and furer and of wanner hue!  Thy brothers wait thee in the blue above,  Far through the silcrr-cs their son~s descend;  Thou, too, shalt join their ancient choir cf love  And send thy light across the paths of mnn.  Mow the faint music of the early dawn.  Feeling its way wijli broken chords and,slow,  Then the C major, resolute and strong,   -.    l  S;:rer in conscious strength tlie rr-^nsuros co.   .  Put   thou,   dim   dust,   that   trail est  through   tne  night,  Breasting the waves of that unsounded sea,  fwift be the course of thy triumphant flight  And sweet thy. music in the years io be!  ���������Herbert Muller Hopkins in ncmlcman.  TESTED  HIS PATIENCE.  The  ..N  Industrious Little Wife.  "Does your wife take to horticulture,  Billy?"  "Yes, indeed. She gets out every nice  day with the hoe and chops the head off  something I've planted."���������Chicago Record.  As Others  See  Us. ;  The vagaries of American journalism  is a favorite theme with the transatlantic editor. It is possible that now  and then we ou this side of the water  do allow imagination to trespass upon  the domain of fact, but never surely  have we eclipsed the performance of  our contemporary. In a representation  of the scene of. the Hoboken fire published in one of the leading English illustrated weeklies the ..Hudson river  is shown to be spanned by two colossal  bridges, one at Twenty-thir.d street and  the other at Fifty-ninth street. Where  the. imagination of the artist received  its-stimulus we cannot tell, though we  might hazard a guess, but certainly  this view was not drawn "upon the  spot" or even "from a photograph."  The two structures referred to exist  only upon paper. That at Twenty-thh-d  street was designed some dozen years  ago by Gustav Lilienthal. The Fifty-  ninth street bridge bears a slight resemblance to the design drawn up by  an army board of engineers for a .'5.000  foot cantalever with a view to estimating its cost in comparison with the cost  of a 3,000 foot suspension bridge. Badly as these two bridges are needed, the.  cost is prohibitive." for not even the  most sanguine promoter dares to assert  that their revenues would cover the interest on the initial outlay of from  $110,000,000 to $140,000,000 for bridges,  real estate and terminals.���������Scientific  American.  Bona   Discovered, ilic    Kind   of  Snlesmmi Nile Ilacl. < , l  '   '  One of the propr.ie.to:-s of-a biff department store decided the otlidr. day" to l.n 1  out how customers were treated in I is  establishment. He, is so seldom so-n  around the place that few of the''.clo:-k;  know him by sight: lionet' it/wits not.no,.-  ossary for him to assume a'filisffui.se 'or  formulate an elaborate"plan for the sue--' v  cess of his undertaking,    i  Going into the shot* department he sntu  down to be waited on.    A clerk who had  been in the store only a few weeks -bur- '..  '  riinl forward -and asked:,    , <    -       .-      '"'.!���������  "M,ay I show you a pair of shoes?"        ���������?  "Yes,"   the   merchant   said. "I   woul.IV-  like to look at somo. but I don't know as  I'mJ ready to buy a'pair today.''  ,   "Very well."-said "the clerk, "we'll, sr^Ts;  what we can-find.'A      '.-   j    ':v' ; A-'.Jb'A'Jji  Then he made some inquiries as to tjie'A".  style;his employer prcforro.tk-and the xhajuy;  he wore'arid 'began\takiii������'������I<i\vh li1>X'6'kJ'",Y\'  -One shoe after-another, Was ,tried  <:n,.^'  but.i the  customer < could '''not;-, l������i������", s-uitedC-y"^  The toes were not right or. theAhape-v.-iVs.^' *  ; wrong or it didn't lit. or there."was sojvio-i?-'  thing else about every shoe the clorlc ���������f>ro-:'"-'  due'o.d that, was not as it should.-be.      , _p,,  \ Three or four time's the proprietor s^id; -"  he guessed  he would  have to give U ui>  and  try again at  some  future  time,  but  the clerk always persuaded him to wait        tl  just, a moment.    Then 1 ho would get 'another, nair   and   make   a   new   effort 'to  suit the gentleman, setting forth as eloquently   as   ho  could   tho  merits  of   the  shoes  and   expressing  confidence   in   his  ability to find  what  was wanted  'sooner.^  6r later. -     r\       A   !"     ' 'AvJ;\&'  '"-j.  At.' last the merchant looked up ^?;'hi������AV; .  employee and said': > ..-.���������..*'  "You   don't   seem   to  be  Worried   over  the fact, that you  have wasted an  hour    ,  here with me." ^ - .  "Oh,   1   don't ,think,, I>c -wasted   the  time," the clerk replied.'   "People are invited   to  come  here   and  do  business   if t  they see what thoy want.    If thoy can't'  be suited,   thoy  ought  to' have as  much  , r  right to complain as-wo." "-'   ;���������'... "-." '"> ,-'1   ���������  '.'Still you have-left .it.all. to me.    D<>n't  you, think you ought to know mot'e about  it'th'an'I do?    You sell shoes every day.  ,you know." ,   ^  "I sell shoes every day." the clerk srfio\  "but  I  can't  wear yours for you. ami' I  shall   not   try   to ��������� persuade  you   to   bay  . Bomething-.you, don't want." ������        '  The "proprietor* went,\out. saying ;he  might return at some,future time and try  again. After he .was gone^-the hoad...<if  I'tlio' shoe department' .wont 'oven to the  new clerk and whispjered sotT^o'f.hingi'.to  him. The latter turned a h'ttle pale along  the sides of his nose and said:':  ' "Then I suppose I ,-m#y as'well begia  hunting around f-or<another job." ���������'  On the-following morning the manager  of -the, storo-'-callod. the saddened clerk  into thp office and said:, ,j /.;!  "Tho president" of thi* company wont  to tho shoo department yesterday to!,.get  a pair of shoes."   *!���������;..       ' i ���������'���������   i  "Yes. I know it,", the clerk replied.-'  "He couldn't get what ho wanted." .  The clerk gave a long sigh,, and looked  at the floor.   A /.- :..'  "You told him you were not anxious! to  -sell   goods   if  people didn't show   proper  .eagerness to buy." the manager wont on.  ���������  The clerk nodded that it was so.  '   "Well, do you think it would pay us. to  keep a man like you, in our shoe department ?"-        . _r ,'���������   '  Fooling that it would profit him nothing'to he abject, since hi*''.was to herd is-;   ,  charged anyway, the misoraBle clerks replied:     -._..', A' . .''..'.-..- .       '& ;',..,A'  "I  suppose not. but if-1, had ���������It.ioVdo y  again I' would do as-I-did -yestcM-'day.^-  "Very  well     Wo   nocd  ii  hi.-iii' tn th'v"  charge  of'..our. fluthiug . (Ifn.iii'i'iiif^ti't  Mr. "-T-. wishes  you   m -.''have i'IiV* '-[Vlyf^ ..'  .  because  you  were "kind   oi'iuitgj-v: it>:  g>A'  him credit forJmow"ing  w-hat-;h,o/'.)vaut'od  bettor   than   you' did." ���������''-.��������� A A.;. -   '^ .-:'������������������  Cheap Papers In London.  Halfpenny journalism in London is  not the good thing it looks. Arthur  Pearson, whose Daily Express is Lon-  ' don's latest halfpenny journal, has recently informed the public that he is  losing $1,250 a day on his paper, that  the cost of the plant and preliminary  work made the first issue worth $500,-  000, that to establish The Express will  cost $1,250,000 and two years' very  hard work and that the next person  who wants to establish a daily paper  In London must spend $2,500,000.-  Whnt Hnts Are Mrale Of.  Tho- silk plush out of which hats are  made comes almcsr entirely.from Franco,  all attempts to produce it in tho United  States having ended in failure. Xine-  tenfhs of the felt hats \vorn in Ain.e.rica  aro made from tho fur of the rabbit rind  hare. .Much wool is used in the cheaper  grades of felt hats and in the-'clothi.vlc  which cloth hats and caps are mado.  Those latter havo come in vogue through  the groat demand for uniforms and outing  suits.. Every soldier and sailor has a  cloth cap. and ovory golfer, wheelman,  ball player, fisherman,'"hunter, "bubbler,"  automobiler. jockey., yachtsman and  camerist requires one to.complete his  equipment. The army of railroad employees, porters, elevator boys, bellboy's,  steamboat officials, and. in fact, all. uniformed help, increase the demand.   :.'..._  A Pair of Them.  Jigger--I was polite enough to compliment Calendar upon his new book, but  he/didn't know enough to-let it go at  th^t. He bad to ask me-if I had read it.  Not( much tact in Calendirr.  Bagley���������And what did you say when'  be asked you that?  Jigger���������Oh. I turned it off by saying  no.' I hadn't read the book���������that I was  thinking of the binding when I spoke of  it.  w*  n  '���������U  t**i ti ���������.  .1  THE CUMBERLAND. NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  PERSONALITIES.  Congressman Littlefield of Maine always dresses in black. Even-his. ties  are of that somber hue.  Congressman Bingham of Pennsylvania is said to own more suits of  clothes than any other man in Washington.  , Many congressmen find a knowledge  'of shorthand useful, in debate, ' and  Congressman Hitt of Illinois Is quite  an expert stenographic reporter.   .  Governor Steunenberg of Idaho is  physically the most impressive governor in this country. He is far over six  feet tall and of.herculean figure.  Senator Depew Is of the opinion,that  had there been a successful national  university at Washington 50 year3 ago*  ,, there  would  never  have been a civil  war.  Representative Jefferson M. .Levy of  New York owns and maintains Monti-  cello, the home of Thomas Jefferson,  "in keeping with its distinguished traditions."  Lewis Wilkins, a native of St. Paul,  Is said to be the tallest man In the  world. He is 8 feet 11 inches tall,  broad in' proportion and weighs 364  pounds.    ,      A'  . Congressman Charles B. Landis of  Indiana" Is a close friend of James  Whitcomb Riley, the poet,  whorls al- j  ��������� ways the congressman's guest when in  '.Washington^  The costume of Senator Piatt of New  York is almost unvarying, except in  very warm weather.'-" He "always weats  .a black Prince! Albert- coat and trousers of striped gt^ay.  UNCLE  ELI SHOCKED.  ie duty of a frocboru elector tc^do the  ollerin  and   the   volin  aud   lei some-  ; O. O. RICHARDS & CO.  Dear Sirp,���������1 have great faith in MINARD'S LINIMENT, as, last year I  cured a hor^e of Ring-bone, with five  bottles.  It blistered'the horse but in a month  theie was no ring-bone and no lameness. DANIEL MURCHISON.  Four Falls,'N.B.  lie  Get* an  Unpleasant Insigrlit Into  Modern   Patriotism.  [Copyright, 1000. by C. B. Lewis.]  "Jim," says I as I goes Into our town  cooper shop the other day to git a new  bung fur a Dar'l. "I'm thinkin.some of  r'unnin fur the office of supervisor."  "So'm I," says Jim.  "But how kin you V"  "Same as you."  \ "But think of your duty. Jim.    It's  th  holler  body else hold office."  "Then you may holler and vote fur  me," says Jim.  "Look a-here. Jim.'' says I as I gits  over my surprise at .his promptness,  "has it occurred to you that the fate  of- this naslmn Is tremblin in the balance?"  "It has," says he.  " "Do you  want  ruin and desolashun  to overtake this fair laud?"  "Not by a jugful."  "And do you want the Magna Charta  of liberty used as a dish towel and the  constitution of the United States chawed up by calves?"  "I dou't.'"  "Then you musT take your place at  the, polls, shouider to shoulder with  other patriots, and help h'ist me into  office. It's the only thing that'll save  the kentry fur which' our forefathers  fought, bled and died."  "I kaow a better way." says he as  he shaves at the 'bung. "You do the  shoulderin and h'istin. and I'll fill the  office."   y ,  It does beat all how patriotism and  the principles of our grandfathers are  bein lost sight of In this day and age.  ,M. Quad.  Slie Knew Better.  Mrs. Newrieh���������That Mrs. Hyart is a  stuck up thing. I know just as much  about music as she does. She needn't  get funny.  Mrs. Browne���������Why. what has she  done?  Mrs. Newrieh���������Oh. she tried to trip  me up today; asked me if I'd, ever  heard somebody's "Songs Without  Words."���������Philadelphia Tress.  Pronounced Incurable.  And  OlnsH Costs Money.  "Why do you leave your windows  open at night? ' Aren't you afraid of,  burglars?"  "Yes; that's the reason. If I kept  the windows shut, they'd probably  break the glass."���������Philadelphia Press.  Green Ceylon and India Tea'which  is now being introduced into Canada,  in the well known packages of the  "SALADA" Tea Coinpany, has got  one great advantage over Japan tea;  and. that is, while it is of the same  flavor and the samo light coloring  liquor, .it is veryc much stronger and  absolutely free from adulteration,  which practically no Japan Tea is.  Ceylon Green Tea is sold in the sealed Lead Packets of the "SALADA"  Tea Company and is always fresh  and fragrant as well as healthful.  THE    STORY   OF   MRS.    AGNES  FORAN  OF   HALIFAX.  Following- Inflammation of the I<ungs a  Seveie Coujfii Set in Jind Her Ductor  Siuid Ii r Case Was ilopelt-bs��������� Dr. Williams' X'ijiU   Mils Have   lie stored Her  How's This?  Tho ley  Way.  There are 400 miles.of icebergs, floating ice. plains of ice and all other sorts  of arctic . obstructions to ��������� traverse between the.nearest discovery, to the pole  and the pole" itself. .Perhaps some means  of overcoming these difficulties may present themselves within the next hundred  years as science goes on in its progressive way.       Liove'a Help.  . "Belinda, if my salary were raised we  could be married tomorrow."  "All right, Augustus. I'll write your  employer an anonymous letter and tell  him we both think he is a mean old  thin*."-       - .  He  Was  Fresh.  "Have you any nice-fresh eggs today?" asked the woman with businesslike ways.  "Madam," answered the man. who  has just started ��������� iu the grocery business, "permit me. to remind you that  nice eggs are necessarily fresh and  fresh eggs are always nice. Moreover.  if I have any. I have them today. My  possession of eggs yesterday or tomorrow does not in the slightest, degree  affect the"s'ltuation. Therefore, time  being precious to a business man, I  will simply content mj'self with replying that I have nice eggs."  Too Tame For  Him.  "N6."said the St. Louis man, "I did  not enjoy the street car ride you gave  me. The scenery was all right and the  roadbed good, but it was too tame."  "TameV'V y  '.'Yes. At home I'm used to being  blown up at every second street corner."  We offer On������ Hundred Dollars Reward for  any ca������e of Catarrh that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure.  F .i. CHENEY &.CO., Props ,'Toledo, O.  We,   the  underatg-nod,  have   known   F.  J.  .Cheney for the last 15 years:and believe him  Drrfectly honorable in all business transactions,  and lin ncially able ��������� o carry out any obligation  made by their firm.  Wkst&Tiittax.U liolesale Drugglsts.Toledo.O.  Wai/Ding,    Kijtnan   &   Makvin,   Wholesale  Druggists Toledo, O. ���������  Halls Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surface* of the system. Price, 75c. pef bottle. Sold  by all druggists." Testimonials.free..  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  Wliut He Meant.  Browne���������We were talking of contributing to the campaign fund and  Pboxy declared he'd, gladly put his  hand in his pocket.  Towne���������Yes. as, n measure ������f pre-'  caution, so none ot tbe committee get  theirs in.���������Philadelphia Tress.  \  Ort son.  In the date of admission Oregon Is  one of the oldest states beyond the  Mississippi, entering the Union In 1859.  It was the first new state to have the  political honor of naming the vice  presidential candidate- (Joseph Lane)  for one of the great parties In the Gist  year of its statehood.  'Ia Hod Hexperlence,  Mr. George Clarence Holmes'' boat,  tlie Hod. capsized Saturday, which induced the genial commodore to remark  that the hod that Isn't turned upside  down occasionally ���������������nnnt have much'  use.  HOW TO CURE HEADACHE.���������Some  people'suffer untold misery day after day  with Headache. There is rest neither day or  night until the nerves are all unstrung. The  cause is generally a disordered 6tomach, and  a cure can be effected by using Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills, containing Mandrake and  Dandelion, Mr. Finley, Wark. L'ysander,  P. Q., writes: "I find Parmelee's Pilla a  first-class article for Bilious Headache."  Hia Only Love.  Mc.T.igger��������� What's the book you're  reading?  Thingumbob���������It's the story of the only man the author ever loved.  McJigger���������Ah. it's by a woman,.eh?  Thingumbob���������No; by a man. It's'bis  autobiography.���������Philadelphia Press.  Ill-fitting boots and shoes cause corns.  Holloway's Corn Cure' is the article to use.  Get a bottle at once and core your corns.  A UPS SAVED.���������Mr. James Bryson,  Cameron, states: "I was confined to my bed  with inflammation ot the lungs, and was  given up by the physicians. A neighbor advised me to try Dr Thomas' Eclectric Oil,  stating that his wife had used it for a throat  trouble with tho best results. Acting on his  advice I procured the medicine, and less  than a half bottle cured me; I certainly be-  lieve-it saved my life. It was with reluctance  that I consented to a trial, as I was reduced  to such a state that I doubled the power of  any remedy to do me any good.  A Dnslness   I'l-opositlon.  "I think it's mean." she sobbed. "You  might jrive me the money I ask for. I  don't think you care for me at all."  "My deaiv" said her close husband, "I  care more for you than all the money in  the world. You're worth your weight in  gold, and"���������  "Then why don't you give me credit  for what I'm worth?"  Slimmer   Resort Comment.'  Mrs. Dash���������That  new young lady looks  thoroughly up to dale.  Mrs.    Slash���������Oh.    h<>r   frocks   are   all  right, but her ���������summer novels.are all last  year's.��������� Detroit   l-V'w   i.'i-os*.  FIrnt Aid to the Impecunious.  Graphter���������I left my pocketbook at  home, and I haven't a penny in my  clothes. Say. lend me a fiver, will  you?   I'll return it tomorrow.  Pboxy���������I'll do better. Here's a nickel: you can ,go' homp nvd get your  pocketbook.  LA "TOSCANA," VB&ggigSa  The, Professor's  Prophecy Failed.  While a student at Harvard university Phillips Brooks was .walking In  the yard one day with a professpr, who  asked him what be Intended making  of himself.  "I am thinking of the ministry," answered the youth.  "Then banish such thoughts." said  the professor earnestly. "Your manner of speech would forever bar you  from being successful in that calling."  Many    years    later,    when    Phillips  Brooks  was one of the world's great  pulpit orators, the most expert steuog-  . rapher in  Englaud  took down one of  his sermons and said:  "Any   stenographer   who   thinks   he  nas conquered  fast talkers should try  Phillips Brooks."���������Ladies' Home Jour  nal.  '  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia.  If your children are troubled with worms-  give them Mother Graves' Worm External,  nator; safe, sure, and effectual. Try it, and  mark the improvement in your child.  is Rheumatism of the back.  The cause is Uric Acid  in the blood. If the kidneys did their work there  would be no Uric Acid and  no Lumbago. Make the  kidneys do their work. The  sure, positive and only  cure for Lumbago is  Needed In T!ie!r D'.ihIrcsb.  "President Madley. of Yale talked to  the senior class about . 'The Mighty  Power of Patienc-e.' "  ' That would liavo sounded better if  addressed to the medical class.���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  Some persons have periodical attacks of  Canadian cholera, dysentery or diarrhoea,  and have to use great precautions to avoid  the disease. Change of water, cooking and  green fruit is eure to bring on the attacks.  To such persons we would recommend Dr.  J. D. Kcllogg's Dysentery Cordial as being  the best medicine in the market for ah summer complaints. If a few drops are taken1  in water when the symptoms are noticed no  further trouble will be experienced.  SuptM'flnOUB   'Li O.W..  1 ' 'This copyright law is all bosh,'' said  the exuberant  young writer.    "Just a  scheme to.make money."  "I thought it an excellent law."  "Bah, it's a fraud.  I never copyright  my stories, and no one steals them."���������  Detroit Free Press.  Proud,  Magistrate���������You are accused of having beaten your wife.  Accused���������I did. your honor, and I'm  proud to say it.  Magistrate���������Flow is that, you brute?  Accused-'Because, your honor,' sho  weighs 7i) rounds innre than I* do.  From the Recorder, Halifax, N.S.   .  CI  Mrs.   Agnes  Foran,   who  resides  at  21    Agricola    street,   Halifax,  N.   S.,  tells  a wonderful   story  of her complete restoration to'health,    after,  a  protracted  and  distressing, period  of  extreme illness, and    she    attributes-  her    present     happy  condition under  Providence,   to the marvellous qualities    of    Dr;1   Williams'   Pink    Pills.  When Mrs. Foran was called upon by  a representative  of   the  Acadien   Recorder,   who   stated  his   mission,   she  cordially welcomed him to her pleasant home,    where  in r the presence of  her mother and sister, she freely told  the- story  of her  sickneFS  and recovery.   She said:    "A few years ago    I  suffered a severe attack of inflammation of the lungs,  and -was attended'  by one of the best physicians in the,  city.     I pulled through but was left  a  complete     wreck,   so   that I could  not  do   any  work,   suffering    all   the  time  from  palpitation   of   the heart,  nervous    prostration,   and  a  ringing  sound in my head.    I also had a distressing    cough,    and for months     I  never  knew what   it was  to  have a  good     night's rest.   For    two years  nay  life  was  a  perfect  misery to  me  and under the doctor's orders I took  emulsion till'I wets nauseated 'with  ' the    sight  of  it 'but  all  to  no purpose.      My life -was despaired of   by  all my friends who 'were assxired by  the doctor that my case was beyond  the reach of human skill.    I was visited by the' clergy of my church and  Sisters   of   Charily,   who   -were  very  kind     and    sympathetic    and  looked  upon me as  one whose earthly   .race  was about run. 1 experimented with  all sorts of  remedies for my.  cough,  but without avail.      My druggist at  last advised me to try Dr. Williams'  Pink Pill's.'  Being fairly discouraged,  nevertheless I was persuaded to mjrjce  the" trial, when to  the surprise   and  joy of myself,   family and   friends,' I'  began to get better, and by the time  I  had   taken, seven, or  eight  boxes I  was  as   well   as  you' see  me  now,"  and  she  laughingly   added,   "I think  you  will    admit  that    I  don't look  much    like  a    sick     woman."      Her  mother,  who had been     listening   to  the tale of her daughter's long illness  added: , "It just seems  like a dream  to us  all that we  once  despaired  of  her life,   when we now  see her    the  pink of health."  Mrs. Foran said' that when on- a  visit to England about a year ago  she contracted a heavy cold and was  threatened with a return of her  cough, but she at once got some of  the pills, and by the time she had  reached New York she was as well  as ever again. She related a number  of instances in which she had advised  persons suffering from chronic complaints to take Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills and always with the best results. She mentioned particularly a  niece of hers living in Boston who  was run down and in a wretched  condition of health, but was now a  healthy young woman who owed the  fact to tho use of the pills. When  the reporter was taking his leave  Mrs. Foran said: "I am very glad to  have the opportunity to'' testify what  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done  for me and you can say that I shall  never cease to sound their prases,  arid I bless the good Lord that they  were placed in my way at a time  when I had no.t the hope that I  could live."  JHow It, Happened.  "How did Mr. Holdoverget the reputation of being such a deep, intellectual person?" <-  "Well," answered Farmer Corjitossel,  "we all listened to his speeches, an we  jedged by his actions that- he understood every word he was sayin. We  concluded from that that he must be a  most extraordinary smart man, so we  didn't have no more words about it,  but sent him right along to congress."  ���������Washington Star.  Tho proprietors of Parmelee's "Pills are  constantly receiving letters similar to the  following, which explains itself: Mr. John  A. Beam, Waterloo, Ont., writes: "I never  used any medicine that can equal Parmelee's  Pills for Dyspepsia or Liver and Kidney  .Complaints. The relief experienced after  using them was wonderfnl.|' As a safe family medicine Parmelee's Vegetable Pills can  be given in all cases requiring a cathartic.    v  tenornuce   Everywhere.  Ignorance Is everywhere. In Boston  there are persons who don't know a  symphony from a sonata and in Chicago persons who don't know a primo  ox from a eanner.  HOTEL BALMORAI,^ffie0ttuLp.Fr^lTi^S:'  f     EVERYTHING. . . \\  I     *^-F0R THE PRINTER!!  We keep a large Stock always on  hand of  TYPE  PRINTERS'  MATERIAL  AND  9  < ������  !  il  O  <������  <������  i MACHINERY.:  m  We can fit ont Daily or Weekly.  Papers or Job Outfits on a  few hours notice.   .  We also supply READY-PRINTS,  STEREO-PLATES and  PA P E R  AND  CARD STOCK  One  of  Many, *  Sprockctt���������Do you  bcliove that tho bicycle has seen its best days';1  Tyre���������I know mino has.���������Philadelphia  North American.  TORONTO TYPE!  FOUNDRY CO.,  LIMITED  175 OWES ST., WINNIPEG.  < >  < >  < >  !  ii'  < >.  < >.  o  {>..  i)  <>  < >  <>  u  It:  < ���������  i:  i '  <>  <>,  <r  +������������������������������������ -^-������������������-^-���������-^-���������-^-���������-^-���������-^���������������������������-^-������������������^������������������������������������-^-������������������+������������  ONEY  To Loan on improved farms at cur-   ?  ?       rent rutos.   Write to -f-  T"  NAJKEjS, KOW.NSON &  BLACK,        *.  x^ WINNIPEG,  MAN. "J"  ������������������"^ ��������������������������� ^ '���������'-^"������������������-^-���������^^"���������-^-������������������-^"���������-^"���������' 4 ������������������'4 ***T  Miiiaif s Liniment Cnres Bnrns, Etc,  Well, It's Eany to Steal  One.  "When I was married,'.' said Street,  "I had something laid by for a rainy  day."  "Aud now?" suggested Lane.  "Well, now." was the reply, "I  haven't enough lo buy an umbrella."  %         -A  Real   Hero.  "Hit; am er strong man," remarked  Uncle Epho, '"'who can koephe wors'  trubbles toe hcself. "���������Colorado Springs  Gazette. '  Brass Band  Iimtrnments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quote)!. Fine cataloffu*  60 ��������� Illustrations mailed free. Writ* us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.  Toron to, Ont., and  Winnipeg, Man.  Wbaley Royce & Co.,  A Jnntllled   Pnn.  "My mother-in-law has gone to the  mountains."  "You look plensed."  "Yes: she'll hnvo to admit she has  found something' that she can't walk  over."���������Indianapolis Journal.  33*t Idea of Economy.  "Yes,   it  was  so   much  cheaper to  maka it all at home."  "How long did it take yon?"  "Only four days.  And, actually, they  charge yon at least 15 cents for them in  the stores 1"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cares MM  Depends Upon tlie Loveligrht.  Ned���������No, I don't see Belle as much as  I used to.  Nell���������You don't say! .Why, I heard  you were engaged!  Ned���������That's just it. It's always dark  in the parlor when I call now.���������Catholic  Standard and Times. "  How It Wa������,  Briggs���������I hope you have not been  worrying about that five I owe you?  Griggs���������Not a bit, old man. If I had,  I never would have let you have it-���������  Detroit Free Press.  to  '.ti  Oi  fl>  <������  <t>  fa  to  fa  fa  fa  fa  fa  fa  fa  fa  fa  fa  ray  BANKERS  AND  BROKERS. . . .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  ���������������������  Stocks and  bonds bought, sold  and  carried   on   margin.     Listed  mining stocks carried  Hi  Hi  \l/  w  \\i  w  il>  Manufactured  by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg:.  KNOTS L11MEHT for Sate Erarwto.  Osier, Hammoiifl &Intii  ������ flfllnn Unrnmnnrl 9, "KTontnn j������  %        BROKERS, ETC.,        %  W Dominion Bank Building, Winnipeg {������  $       .   fr  <)     Money lent at lowest rates. jfc  "8?      Stocks and bonds bought and sold, w  4$     Railway and  other  farm lands in f>  <$ Manitoba and N. W. T. for sale.  4}     Maps and folders sent on applica-  <^ tion.  "���������}     Gait coal from lelhbridge.  4b     Prices quoted to all railway points.  o^^-'sr id o 2sr o :e-  (Tr.-ule Mark Registered November 2������, 1890.)  }">r. Sancheaj."-e������s to dike instruments back  af lialf price if parties n-h'R them are not ben-  en* t d aftor mil g tor five wc-ks.  F. -Free, Wj���������-il .. g. s-iys: I have used "Oxyd-  ono ���������' fort.vi weeks for Br ���������nchltis and Catarrh of the H ad, and I feel   ike a������iew inan.  Mrs. F. L. Oo'-, Winnipeg, says: I had suffered untold ug-'iiiofl irom Br ght's Disease, and  it relieved me ol Pain, a:id i . s x weeks I was  cured.  Mr. W. G Ell worth v-, 'Wiiinippg, says: I have  suffe ed for <y years with anion.ar rheumatism;  w>- in hosjiifnl for 5 weeks, and'us^d almost  every remtvly, including mesmerism galvan-,  ism. elecnic l.elr, e!c I have us'-d Ox*donor  10 days an-l teeeved more benefit thun from  -liytniiiir else.  Mrs. Gng-ier Winnipeg, says: I have used it  beneficially with my Jauiily whenever sick,  and it has cured in.; ot evere indigestion and la  grippe.  Hu'-���������-dealers w-jintcd in every district. Address  Wm  T. Gtol.ins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.  k*.-Tto8ariee,  illxes, Scap-  Catholic Prayer ������r������������*  nlurs, Kcligioua-Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. 51 ai 1 orders receive prompt attention. ]). & J. SadllCT& C0.,l0BtTeai  W. N. U.  294.  it  <  A  il  I!"  E  I  ?!  I?  *V  A?>  ��������� a >i  - ���������?.:;  ."1  if  t  f  i  if  ii  tit  l������  ill  m  1  H  If-!  ar*  fi  r  -.���������":  ft:  A.  11  .;#  v?;l  ill ^   U, ���������    ^.-W.L/1-  M  niatMww������iM>n ������  "OSS- CS5JKSt������iC^ANX>   HEWiS  Issued Esrery   Wednesday,  Uti' B, JUSDEKSOJSI,  EDITOR  TUe <euLuuin* .oi Tax. INkjvs are open to al  vwbu wj*b 4������<s^preau thereiu views on matt-  ������rso/public iatbxs&ai.  While- u/jti do cot hold ourselves raaponsi  Lie for the utterances of correspondeui^ we  ������eaerve   fcbe .r^tit   of   .doekuing   to  insert  ���������oininutwotttiooe Amneaessarily personally.  - fcftblnff rljjglee ten&exltf (GMI^sb *������r the  .ast time tbe pretty animal which has  been their playmate all its life, and the  !    sea  will moan  for  the  free-born  thing  which,has always  had &  home in  its  bosom.  Some way .or another the news .spreads  { quickly and other hunters and crowds of  siwashes come trooping toward the dead  otter from -all directions.  WJiMUiSDAY*    VkC.   19,   1900  PROFITS FliOM OTTERS.  Tum Secured in Northwest Waters Th..t  Bjc'mje $500 Each.  Frum ifce- Mx>xnuig Oregojuian.  The w.ost beautiful stretcn of ocean  Veacb to he found anywhere ,on the Pacific UuiusJC oi .the United States is the wide  expanse (Of spotless and glittering sand  which Jies hetwen Gray's harbor and the  <Quinia.ull river- There may be seen an  outbroken area of tw?nty miles in length  jand at low tide from three to five miles  in width, which would make a moon-  -<   Jij?ht playing ground for the houris.  There are many tower-like structures  ������t regular distances of perhaps a mile  ���������.���������ach,   which excite the  curiosity of the  anauy Coast hue steamers plying between  23an JPr&ngUico aud northern ports. These  mo ili*.- towers or .shooting boxes of- saa  fitter hunters,   'They  are built of  tall,  ^Lender poles, generally four in number,  4Uuk to' a ^reat depth and 'fixed securely  in the saud and surrounded by a small  '\- hox covered with a roof to protect its  ������������������ occupants from the burning sun. Cleats  securely fastened- to the poles from bot  torn to top afford the hunter means of  Ingress-and egress.  The hot sua which blazes fiercely on  ' (this wide expanse of. white sand during  the mouths of July and August heats it  Almost to a burning point, and the Witters of the incoming tide, rolling and  " curling over this hot sand, became d������.-,  liciously warm. This is the playing1  ground of the sea otter, the place where  they come to spend their holidays.  The leave their homes in the far off  rocky wlands, where there are no sand  beaches, and the green waters an- .  ������Uid deep, and come here like people to  Bi watering place, to spend the summer  months iu rolling and tumbling about in  this warm water in a perfect -eetasy of  delight. They leap and play about in the  teaming; breakers and polish their beautiful skins by hugging the sandy bottom  and. allowing the- ocean, swells to drive  tuid throw them about as they will.  Although sea otters have the timidity  which is natural to all wild animals tlu-y  are better able to' protect themselves  than any' of the other animals which  hare-their homes in the sea. The swiftness of their movements makes it po<*  ������sib!e for them easily to catch any kind  of small, fish, and thus they can appease  their hunger with the daintiest food.  .No tdiurks can catch them; thoy could  lie twenty feet away while Mr. Shark  was turning on his back; and if the  ftdinrk was directly beneath them they  could throw themselves five feet in the  fl.fr like a kaleidoscopic ball, while the'  ttgly monster was snapping his jaw?.  The hunter is in his box, the tide is coining in and, with a powerful field glass  to assist his practised eye he eagerly  r-eans vnch coming roller. He has been  here every day for a week, and his ritie  bas lain untouched by his side. To-day  something may happen.  AH at once he starts and mutters a  little ejaculation: lie sees something. He  trill soon know "what it is, for the swells  are coming swiftly and the distance between himself and the object he has seen  will be quickly lessened. Yes. there it is  again;.there is no mistake. It is an otter, not more than GOO yards away. The  hunter lays down his glass and thpre is  ������500 or $600, worth of beautiful, shining fur plainly visible to the naked eye.  The man in the tower picks up hie  Sharp's rifle, inserts a 120-grain cartridge in the chamber, and there is n  wicked, wistful gleam ..in' the keen eye of  the hunter as he raises his weapon for  the first shot. -There is a flash, a recoil  find a report, which is scarcely distill-'1  guUhable in the roaring of the break-'tv to  the man wh-j holds the gun. Ammunition  ,i* no object, tind, with lightning rapidity.  he.loads and 8>pm his piece. That o'ter wi'  not be more than ten feet away from  where he was when the hunter pulled the  trigger when he gets there, and that  hunter can hit a bounding deer at 300  vards twice out of five shots. The ottei  Ik enjoyintr himself in the dangerous  company of murderous bullets, which are  doing  their host  to  find  him.  Another buerf* breaker brings hint  within 200 yards of the blazing rifle. A  quick roro\] of the heavy gun turns the  hunter b",���������* round; there is an unnafnral  splash which to'ls the nan something  has hapr "H. He strains his eyes: no  need of b'-- glass to s^r. there is blood  in the wnt"t\ and this tells him thnt there  is a big hole somewhere in thnt frlOO.  No need ! ���������> -hoot again; no otter could  bled like tlins- "nd not he- washed nshore.  The hunter lavs down his h"a-tod gun:  there will he no more otters'in sight tn-  <?���������'>'. H> see'; V������ game nlmos*- opposite  hist tower: it is drifting hHnlos^lv toward  ','��������������������������� .������liorr>. TV'*- c\-i> is hh :ind its possession means th.-'t ho wil] have evr--rv-  +hing ho "-arts for another y^at if ho  doo������  not fire a  single shot.  The fiereo Hf-niii of rlnsirr> h.T= l������f*- hiv  (''irfy face and ^ns been r^tilne^d by nr>c  t-f possession. Ho te wild with joy. How  be wish^c he con Id get down fr'-m that  fower n~id he at th* apot wh������re Hir. ot-  t������r wi!! v,r> thro-n-f mi nt- fho srmn. Imt ho  t-.Miot wit unt-'l the fide falls n little  One o? bi������ haK-brr'".-1 ho^-s -n-Vio is 10 or  11 "oar������ old. is mopi'ir' la",ily alone flu-  '���������(���������"eh. bi= oniric eye riftoets pomethinrr.  IjVo a frightened wolf he leans over tho  jjn-n.i  "id  \v conn  hn'Mrlo fhr> d^ad filler,  Wif-h a veil r.r dnli^ht ho fl^s toward  tbe ������hnnfv on ���������'u- hlnff tn tel' li'= Tnolb--r  snd the half dozen or so of other litfl^  " ilf-h'-or"1.-.- t!ih4 ''ns happened. a"d  i-'ipv all come t'-oonine- down t1u> beach  ..r'net t.- tV>m;t- 1oep fan carrv them.  Thf   tidf*  is   going  ont   now   and   'f'1^  Mood of 'he ott^r s*'tins th������ s.'ind wbi������h   I  jtau. hired Wm  to destruction,  and  the j  WONDERFUL SCALES.  Will   Weigh    Accurately    a    Pound  of  Feathers or, Two of the Biggest  Cannon,  From the Washington Tost,,    While Washington is not'T manufacturing city, with large industrial enterprises requiring ��������� the use of monster  weighing machines, or "scales," as they  are commonly called, it has many weight  determining balances, and one, at least,  which leads all others in this country.  The large scales upon which entire  freight cars, with their loads of many  tons, are weighed are considered colossal, but with all their immensity they  are meagre in the eyes of Uncle Sam,  who went the railroad magnates of tne  country "one better" by installing at the  navy yard the largest pair of scales m  the country^  This machine can outweigh the largest  railroad scales by fifty tons, and when it  is considered that its result must be accurate to a pound, while railroad scales  are considered good when they come  within fifty pounds of the exact weight,  the result obtained io little less than marvellous. The scales are scarcely two  years old, having been brought here during October, 1S9S, and set in position in  the south end of the big navy yard near,  one of the gun shops. A track "leads  from the gun shop to a forge and crosses  tlie flooring of the big scales about ten  feet east of the entrance to the latter  building. A considerable period of time  was> required .for the manufacture and  erectiou of this monster machine. It  was brought here hi sections, and the  greatest care was exercised in reassembling the various sections of steel so that  the poise of the broad platform should bo  exact.  Hundreds of visitors have trod across  thi* platform without knowing they were  near one of the most intr resting mechanical contrivances in the national capital.  They are not mentioned in the -guide  books, and the men .ft the navy yard" do:  not call attention to the scales, par 'excellence, unless, perhaps, a flat car happens to be on the platform being weighed  with-its load of two or three groat guns.  All the large ordnance manufactured for  the navy is weighed upon this machine. It  has given-eminent satisfaction, two years  of usage having failed to dull its sensitive nature; yet it has done its work each*  da?' in a dull ponderous way, with no  meed of praise except from a few naval  officers.  There is nothing attractive about the  scales. From the surface of the ground  they look like ordinary hay scales. Their  delicate mechanism like the vital organs  oT the human, bony, is invisible to the  eye: The most intricate parts are in a  broad pit below tho ground. Close investigation, however, and a foot rule  would show that the platform of tho machine is forty-eight feet long and twelve  feet wide. Beneath the powerful machinery is a cement base, laid upon long  piles. ' Tbe ground is somewhat low. and  it was necessary to utilize the services  of a pile driver to secure it stable foundation. A solid base is ono of the prime  requisites of a-perfect weighing machine.  When the government sought bids for  the erection of tho machine notices wero  sent to all the leading scale manufacturers in the country. Much of its fine and  peculiarly' sensitive apparatus was  speciallv" manufactured for use in tho  big machine, which differs in its parts  from any other scales in tho country. The  completed structure is- regarded as tho  finest of its kind in the world, a model  and marvel of modern mechanism, as  well as a splendid achievement for American ingenuity.  In order to illustrate the accuracy of  the counterpoise of the huge machine to  a reporter an officer in the bureau of  yards and docks picked up a half brick  which Was lving near by. and tossed it  upon the platform of the big scales. He  then cosulted a lone brass lever in the  reading box along the edge of the platform and found 'i,..<- "-���������- weight of the  brickbat was ji1--' ("���������'" P"'md. /  Turning to the reporter he said tho  machine is so ="-"-;,;'''1 f'int it will give  tho exact weigVt "T anything from, a  pound of feathers to a pair of 13-inc-h  guns., and do it accurately. The capacity of tbo scales is. 150 tons, or double  the capacity of .the old set. removed  when tho present appartus was installed.  A 13-ir>fh gnn weighs about fifty-fiv^  tons. Two of thoso monster instruments  of war. reclining on a 48-foot car truck,  can ho weighed on the machine without  taving its capacity.  The nenmst approach to tbe navy yard  ������������ales to be found in this city are tho,  birr weighing machines of tho railroads.  Though tho nnvv yard machine now compels them to take a bark seat, thev were  otiro envied by the smaller scales as thrt  ~i������v������rs oP t-ho onpit.nl. Tho T������";msvb-inin  ���������"Railway Company has a machine at Ben-  "ing with a oanacitv of 100 tons. Tho  TCaHimoro fr Ohio P.ompanv ha������ one of  similar fnnaoifv in it������ yards within tho  r-ity and there is another sot of scales of  like capacity nt a local grain elevator.   ���������, o -  A DANCE AT THE RANCH.  The nlcht nne cottillions brent frao Fran -  From   everv  point they  gaily     come,    the  bronchos" unshod feet  Pat    on    tlie green  sod of the range wltli  oni'-k emphatic beat;  The tresses of the buxom girls as banners  sf'-fiun  behind���������  lake . silken" cne'igntimr  whips   cut   at  the  sweeping wind.  ���������ti>.   v-.-Mnpr   eowhovs   brown   of   face,   sit  in  the'r sad'llp thrones  ��������� twI   ������������������ i-i -  t-tif   wll   rtiss of  tho Tango  In  free uncultured'tones.  ->r   <������������������       i> c-t-���������     cm   pretty   girls,   like   tral-  lant cavaliers  And   rv.nr  fbo   usual   fa'ry  tales   into  their  listeninsr onrv.  v\'itl<;"   ' '">   '"v^  ro^r*"  of the rnnvV t.lio  jollv gatherlntr throng  Buzz    l'lro    .o    fw-inii .of litiman     bo��������������� ani  lade the air with sins*.  ���������Tho v--'v���������'���������>���������><��������� t.-i. rb'vr p-n-nrtpct smiles and  glv"  rlieir  tontrnos fitll   rein  Tn    ef"n������t-c    to    ontrnn    the   linrs    in    ndinl"  <���������'��������������������������� !���������>���������<?    ft'P'TI.  *"'���������/-.    f ���������>������������������������������������. ^r.   f.,-,r>������.    ihr>    sstv'mro    tytHl    p'fV"  of  piillili   op ft    jj(-i">r\o   of   Iiott*  t->���������,7c   orm   er'-.-."-   keyed   a   rote   too   '���������>!rrVi.  Tlien  ro?in������ im  tlie tigb^-dravrn  hairs.   Mip  ��������� -      ���������    .      .    f    M-  .     ,���������.,     ,.     <V-.f  TTnfil tlip'r ears -ire rsr^^^'} with the warn-  In sr "--"-  "All wet!"  S'-lute rcr fi-a-rdBersJ Let 'er eol  P.- ^ till au" do-se-do!  Swing yer gn-Js an"  ran away!  .liight an' left an' gents sashay!,  -Gouts to rixht an' swing or cheat!!  On to nex" jral an' repeat!  Tiiilance next an* don't be shy!  .Swing yer nard. an"* swins her high  ' Bunch the gals an' circle round!  "Whack yer feet ontil thev bound!  Form a basket!    Break away!  Swing an' kiss* an' all git gay!  Al'mnn left an'  balance all!  liifi yer hoofs an' 1 t 'em fall!  Swing rer op'sites!    Swing agin!  Kiss the sage hens if you kin!  Back to pardners. do-se-do! ,  All jine hands an* off you go!  Gents salute yer little sw.'ets!  Hitch an' promenade to seats!.  And   thus  the    merrv   dance    goes  on  till  morning's striipgline litrlit.  In lengthening streaks of gray breaks down  tlie barriers of night.  And   b-onks  ar-������   m tinted   in  the glow  of  earlv morning sides  By weary-limbed young revelers with drooping, sleeping eyes.  Tho    cowboys   to    the    ranges   speed   to  "work" the lowlncr herds.  The   r-h-ls   within   their   chambers   hide  to  sleep  l'ke weary  b'nls.  Avr}  fi-  a   wr-k   the  young  folks   talk  of  v-'-e*- n iollv snree  They   bad   that   n'ght   nt  Jackson's   ranch  down on the .Owyhee.  ���������Denver Post.'  I')oi7't Forget  The Grand  Skiotirfg  AT THE  Riverside      hotel,  COURTENAY.  Plenty of Birds.  Shooting Begins  11  BnirYou:] Buns.  No'iK e. -  \rm--������  NOTICE is hereby given that an  application- will  he    made   to   the  Legislative assembly of   the , Province of    Briti jh Columbia,   at   the  next session, for an Act to incorporate a c.ompanv with power u   construct,  equip, operate and maintain a railway of  standard or narrow guaye, io be   operated by steam, electricity, or any other motive power for the carrying of passengers  and freight, from a point at  or near the  junction;;of the Cbilcat and  Klahini Rivers; thence westerly along   the   Klahini  River and northerly in the general direction of the Dttlton Trai', to   some,   point  not less than five miles from the Provincial boundary, in  the District of Cassiar,  Province      aforesoid;       and   to      build  and     operate     tramways     in    connection therewith; with power to   construct,  operate, and maintain branch  lines   and  all necessary bridges, roads, ways, ferries  and other works and to   build,   own and  maintain wharves and docks  in   connection therewith; and with power to build,  acqt'ire, own, equip and   maintain   steam,  and oiher ve3sels and boats, and operate  thesameon any navigable waters .vvithm  the Province; and with   power to   build,  equip, operate  and   maintain   telegraph  and telephone lines in   connection    with  the said railway   and   branches; and   to  generate electricity for   supply   of   light,  heat arid power, and for   all   and   every  other purpose mentioned in   sections  So,  Si, 82 and 83 of the "Water Clauses Con  solidation Act, 1897,'' and to   do   every7$  thing necessrry   and   incidental   tp ��������� the  carrying out of all or any of the  objects  referred to in the   said   sections; and   to  build, own and maintain   saw-miMs;  and  with power to expropriate  1 tnds for  the  purposes of the Company, and to acquite j  lands, bonuses, privileges or   other   aids  from any Government, municipal corporation, or other persons or bodies; and  to  levy and collect tolls from   all parties using and on all freight passing   over   any  of such roads,   railways,   tramways, ferries, wharves and vessels owned or operated by the company, and with power   to  make traffic or other   arrangements with  rai'wav, steamhoat, or other   companies;  e.ncl for a!l other usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers or privileges in that  behalf.  Dated at the City  of  Victoria,   B.   C.  this 16U1 day of October, 1900.  John Irving.  ���������fa p $dx m k3  S&a    '-<s.-X.   w.'/     tuA        ������t������,      W.-.  ft   V'X     \l '   ������������������-..- \'j--'.  >A'    slyi      &%     v'"'i      *���������'���������-  \y\  -*'"i     t-'*{        '.'.' ���������"���������      A'        '' r'''"'  fc.v.V  \ <*������������������;*! i  t- n  ^&i'  ^'.���������t     '<:  ���������y  m fid    ki  UrCit    *-.-X. *K~^ZS */XL   U Lc   .'if'      *������A    Ii i^   *'��������� Jt*  -rl  ������H 1 ?r    TO  EXPORTERS AWC IMPORTERS.  &LU)-"i.!l L   itslys   iii������, fjihiljff ���������'.-.jftJfe^.A -.ilj-Jif :-.������i':'.v..  gr-W:*rte for Our CSi^wBar'anji Sue tfce Prs&Gc :������-:r-3- r-  2iU  .i->.  rewery,  Fresh Lagep Beep ���������m&6ym6i.  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  -,A re������ard of $5.00 wil] be paid for information   leading  to  conviction   o  pjrsons vvitliolding or destroying any  kegs   belonging  to  this  company  MENRY REIFUL,   Manayer  ' MAHREIA& CO.  Wholesale   Wine   and   Liquor    Merchants  NANAIMO, B C.  Direct Import  of VVhyte and McKay, Glasgow Special Scotch Whisky,  Jas. Watson & Co., Dundee, Glenlivet.  R. McNish & Co., Glasgow,'Ur. Special.  AI. Demerara and J.iin'aLa Rum,  Guiness'Sioufand Bass'Ale.  French Cn^n-ics in the very best qualities.  "Port, Sherry, Clarets, Eic, Etc.  ALWAYS-ON' r-TAND���������A Carload of.'.....  Hiram    Walkers    &    Son's    Rye     Whiskier;  'CORBF.SPOKrEHC1L SOLICITED.  P  O  BOX 14.  r^^^w^rnrThii^*������������������ftiiMMtiin 1111  MBS.     PENC-ELL1,  MurBe,    "-U--  ���������   ^ p jflaJt     j    1^11110., M  oleiiuiut? ai-d U a.-hmy a.n; lr.fi.nig iLam. ��������������� ���������  First Ssie.ei, Cuiultti !ami,-13  CJ.  "f^4t^>-jj&,;:*,rs' - -���������  Ir  -������  (Extensi. n)  T  LOT6 FOFt .-ALE,  Apply 10,  ml5m3 L. W. NUNNS  ASTRAY ON MY PBIiMI ES.  ONE RED STEER,   branded   X.  Owner   may   recover    same  by  proving   property   and    paying  ,, costs and charges of   advertising  ,nnd damage-.  M. GIBSON,.  o8t3 ��������� Sandwick.  JftBS'-.M HATCHING,  FK0M PIEAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  Beack Lang?hans, $2 per sitting.  Black Minorcas, $2 per sitting.  Barred Plymouth   Rocks,   $1   per  sitting  E.PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  S  GRACE CHURCH Methodist  unday School will have  the-an-  nualXMAS TREE on Dec   25th,  in Grace Church.  ��������� Picture  Framing.  Large   Assortment   of    Mouldings  ' Goc-d hut 0h������-*np.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  Samples can I������������������������������������!-��������� en  si...cl    orders  left at T.   D.   McLean's,   Jewelle y  Store.  VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.  Taking   Effect  Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1900  S   S. "City of Nanaimo.  Sails fiom. Victoria Tuesday, 7  a.m. for Nanaimo and  Way pons.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wednesday 7 a. m., for Union Wharf,  Comox and Way ports.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m. for Nanaimo arid'Way ports. A  Sails from1 Nanaimo, Friday 4  a.m. for Comox and Union. Wharf  direct. .  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf,Friday 6 p. m. for Nanaimo  direct.  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and Way ports.  FOR  Freig-h-t   tickets   and State  roim Apply on board,  GEO. L   COUBTBTEY,  TrafB.ce   manage  Blaclf Biaifnd; Nursery  QUARTER WAY, Wellington Road  HUTCHMM   ft  PEBRY,.  20,000 Fruit Trees to   choose   from.  Large Asso'-tment of Ornamental ���������  Trees,   Shrubs   and   Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  GET OUR  PRICES   AND   TERMS ON  Pianos and   Organs  BEFORE ORDERING, ELSEV/ilRUE.  M. W  Waitt & Co.  Victoria, E- C.  The oMe fc and most reliable house in the  Province.  Chas. Seg-rave, Local Ag-ent,  Cumberland, ~E>. C.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2t-c P. Oi BOX,  190.  FIN E  9  DONE AT���������  The fewsOlce.  I'  I  .���������'  s  dy  a  ���������v;  i,  M  1  i m  WELL IT PAY.  Editor Cumberland News���������Sir:  I think I can safely say I hare the  goodwill of all the boys  in  Comox  and Cumberland   who   know  me,  and when tl-ey   ask   me   <:Wi'l it  pay" I beg you   will   give  me    a  small corner to give ihem a c-mdid  answer.    In regard   to   the   use of  .tobacco   in any for ���������: or   intoxicating liquors of any'kind, I say most  decidedly it wi.I not p-������y.    I nevt-r  met one man who did not use tho-e  things who wished   he had  learned  those habits,  but   I   have   met" a  great many who were   victims   or  slaves w.ho deeply regretted the day  t ,'iy  began   thos-e  habits.    Let  A  \j     and B. at the age of 18 years start,  o her things being ��������� equals one  to  smok and drink a little, say two or  three cig.u*s a day, and the ojjher to  jiut the price of them in   the   P. O ,  ft-savings bank at 3 per cent. ��������� What  wilfbe their  difference  financially  when they are forty? Count   it up  and tell me will it pnyi A   t  ' Yours truly -  S; F, Crawford: ���������  Sand wick,' P. C,, Dec.   8th, 1900.  COMOX LICENCE" E1STRICT. -  o  NOTICE is hereby i<iven to it the fol-  Jowing parties' have applied lor liquor  licences, .is under: .  Hotel Licences (rencA! )  Samuel C. D ivis, Union' Howl' Union.  J.ihn H. lJilcet. Spring Inn, Union.  George Howe, Nelson House,Union Bay  1   'in Humphrey, Wii^on   House, Uuior'i  Bay.  George G. McDon thi, Elk Hotel, Comox  Sfim-.r.l !   Cli'.Tc, Lm-ne  ! In:d, Comox.  Gerald Lippiait, O.urtenay, HoteJ, Cour-  <4V.  "Wm. E  Clennon, Riverside Hotel, Cour  ten ay.  Moses   C-   Ireland.    Br.ld    Bluff   Hotel,  Valdez I-dand.  Ci irlfs August Thuhn, Malaspina Hotel  Lund. '   -  John Ward, New Thm-'l)vv   Hotel,   Sho-il  L . > ��������� j  Hotel IJcence '(new)"  H.  -nd C. A   Bui1, Hotel  Heriol,   He riot  Bay.  Transfer of Hotel Licence.  David Anthony, Courtenay   Hotel, Coulter; ay.  The Board of Licence Csmmis^ione-s  will meet *n the Court House, Cumberland on S.uucdav 45th De< ember at one  o'clock p. ni. to consider ihe above applications.  JOHN THOMPSON,  Co ef Lu encc   Inspector,  Comox   Licence District.  'Cumberland, 1st December iyno.  -#*t  m  BUREAU    OF   PROVINCIAL   INFORMATION'.  IN (3Rr/ER that the Government may be  in i>'>sse.:s i n of defiuita information with  whio'i tn svioply those eeaki-ng mvestir.ents-  in fhU P-nv-nec, I am instructed to invie  ���������p-.-t-.icn!-<r.- fv-->m thos' *������'ho have propcrt-'ea  fer *:>1 ��������� a-'-i -���������v h'������ ui-y feel di-rpf.sed to forward such paAcul:���������>���������������������������) .0 this office for the  purpose f   <}"��������������������������������� ''���������������������������u  In view -f *.he p.-:-posed early re-organisation of rhi- AgenS General's Office in Lon  dosi, England, the desirability of having on  file a list of farms and other prupertie ���������-, for  Bale, with full and accurate details, ia obvious. Properties submitted may include  farms and farm Irnds, industrial or com-  n ercial concerns, timber limits water powers, or other enterprises affording opportunities for legititna.e investment.  It ia not proposed to recommend proper  ties*t<- intendiie investors, but to afford the  fullest n-.cess to the classified lists and all  available informittmi connected therewith,  and to rlace en (uirers in communication  with tl-e owners.  The u less particulars are des red not  ool>- of the proper;-ies themselves, but of  the '' ca'itie-* in which th������y n re situated, and  the con liti'Uis affecting them. For this  pin pose printed schedulfs, will, upon ap-  1 cation, be f jrvvarded to thoue desirous of  n aking sales.  R. E. GOSNEL,  Secretary,    Bureau   of  <1������ib: Provincial Information,  ligation <;t <:l't\tHti '.<> Criuic  "Novr we have a f.icior to ca-asidr-r in  out study of crime that is a.������ kaportunt  one. and its bearing upon ttw hero:ln\  view   is far   from   insigirrfic<v-it.   Prof.  Bosco,  who   has   made   1 .s&mparative  study of the statistics  or homicide in  Europe, shows that, while in eight piin-  ciple states in Western  Europe���������Spain  excepted-?-with a population of 128.500.-  000 people over ten years ,of age, "there  are 2,777 annual trials for murder. Italy  with 25,000.000 individuals of. like a^e,  lias/3,600" such trials. Prance, Belgium.  England,   Scotland,  . Ireland,   Austria  Holland, Germany, with six times the  population of Italy, only  fxirnish three  fourths as many ararders.   The statlsti  cal tables of Dr. Bosco place tho ci vi!  ized   nations of    Europe,  Scandinavia  and Russia excluded,  in  the following  tbcen ding order of homicidal criminality  Holland, England, Germany, S<."t- .nd,  France, Belgium, Ireland, Aust;- 'A, Hun  <ary, Spain and Italy���������a scale iUiordia*  suggestion to the psychologist.   ' -  "Hippocrates believed that all regione  liable to violent changes of climate pro  A need men of fierce and stubborn disposi  -zion. Buckle declared that the interr up- .  tion of work caused   by   instability   ol  climate leads to instability of character.  ���������Queielet says that the number of-crimes  ' against property relatively to the- num  bev of crimes against the person incrdis  es considerably as we advance toward  the North.     Another eminent student  of French criminal statistic*   M. T.-irde  confirms the opinion o^' tho latter auth-  . orii v, and admits .that high temperature  doMS'exercise an indirect influence on  tbe crimihai passion.    But tlie most ex-  hftutitive invebfcigationd in this problem'  have been recentlj7 undertaken in  Italy  by Signor Ferri, Avhose criminal statistics of France snow that crimes against  the person rise with  the temperature,  those against property do the reverse  Clearly, climate has a great influenco  but how at cut India, which is,-far less  homicidal than; any European country?  India has not half as *many homicides   j  annually -as EnglaricL  With this /exam    |  pie before us, .then, whatever climate   1  has to do ��������� with fostering these Crimea   ,  may be obviated by  a better   form of  social organization. Here racial distinction conies in,  and Prof. Ferri's table  gives^-this'sequence;, of races,   namely ���������  First, tho Teutons; the Franco Celt; the  .mixture of Slav,  Latin and Teuton in  Austria1; then1 tlie  Magyar: lastly the  Latin.      Latin-American,   accordingly,  is more homicidal than the Anglo-Saxon  North. ��������� Phrenological Journal.  v  HOME CROWN- '  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Fall Planting.  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor cbinmisgiou to pay.  Orders dug in one day; you get it the  next.. No fumigatiug nor inspection charges.  r Greenhouse plants, seeds, agricultural  implements, etc. .Largest and most complete stock in the province. Send for catalogue or call and make your selections before placing your orders.  .Address  M. J. HE   RY,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  WHITE LABOR  ONLY.  Sportsmen! ���������'.  BEFORE BUYING  A. Gun,  .Rifle,/  Ammunitions  Or anj'lhing in the  *     Sporting Lirje  CALL AND  SEE '  O.ii. F.EGBNEM,  Of Cumberland-   q :   He Can Snve   You   Money   on all  Purchases.  NO ncE  TO MY old friends and patrons iu  Cumberland and Union:  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  f e:-h and swe^et, butter egg?, &c,  and solicit a resumption of tbe patronage so liberatly accorded me  in the past.  '    A. SEATKK.  Courtney, B.C., May 22, 1900.  It  Espimait Si Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.     ���������������������������  JAS, A��������� CARTHEW'S  Liverv Stable;  : Teamster   and; Drayivien ;  Single and  Double eic.3 ".  for  Hire.    All Orders ���������  Promptly   Attended   to. :  R.SHAW, Manager. ;  Th^rd St.,    CLmberlarcl,B..'\  JSJ^S^^oSc^b^/sJ/^.^  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. ' No. I s3..i uvdaj ������  a.m t>-m.  De. 9:00  Victoria De. i:2n  "    9:2S  GoldsLrn^in ",4:53  "    li):9 Kocnig's  "   'J3i  "   10:48 Duncans (5:15  "     i'.V. ,i'     P.M.,  "    12:14      ' '..Nanaimo 7:41  Ar. 12:35 \\ ellingtou  Ar. 755  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.-  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. A M.  De.8:05....    ,.;..  .WollirRton..,  Dc. 4:25  ���������*   8:^0 '.Naiiriiiuo "4:39  " ������9:02  Duncans " C:(-5'  " 10:37....   ���������  Koenig's  "-   G:iG  '   11-18      Goldaircain   ���������.'..���������   "   7.3?  Ai-. 11:45    .'     . ��������� Victoria..  ...... Ai;. S:00 p.m.  Clleducod lales lo and. from all points   on  Sa-ui-d iys and Sundays good to return Mon ;  ���������r ur races  and   al information ��������� app:y at  Company's, offices.  A. DUMSMUIR Geo. L. OOURTNEY.  PKESiDEN-r. Traffic Manager  Our fee returned if we fail. " Any one sending sketch and. description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patentability of same. , "How-to obtain a patent" sent upon "request. Patents  secured through-lis advertised for sale at our expense:  Patents taken out through us receive special notice, without chargejin  The Patent Rascomj, an illustrated and v/idely circulated journal^ consulted  by Manufacturers and Investors'.  Send for sample copy FREE.    Address,  VICTOR J. EWMMS  &  CO.*  (Patent Attorneys,)  Eir������ns BmidHsm ~    ������      WASHINGTON, -D.-C.  WE   WANT YOUR  Job. Prtytiflg J  WCKK  W  pbices Im  ADVERTIbE   IN THE  &m;������J}  I Have Taken  an Office  in   the Nash      Building,  Duiismuir Avenue,    Cumberland.  and am agent   for  the  following  !':rt-li:ibfle -insurance   'companies:  The P������oya!    l^ondon , and   Lan-  ���������    cashi o-and Nonvich' Union.    I  "-H\r\ pj'nepared ti   accept risk? a  ,'current   rate?.    I am ,*lso ;igeni  for the Standerd  1 i e  Insurance  ;Co,i-]v ny o.-Q^Jdii'l urgh arid*lh  Ocean Acc'dnn   Con pany of England.   'Please rcalP and   inveKl:-  gate befoic msur.rg in nny other  Company.'  JAMES ABRAMS.  Cumherland  Hotel  COR. DUNSMUIPv AVENUE'  AND SECOND ST1:EET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket,.Proprietress.'  ' When in Cumberland be   stir  and stay  at the  Cumberland  ���������  Hotel,  first-Class   Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.'  Sample Rooms arid   Public Halt  Run in Connection  with   HoteJ  Rates from $1.00; to $2.00, per - day  TRADE MARKfr  DESIGNS,.,  COPYRIGHTS  AO.  Anyone sending a sketch and description maf  quickly ascertain, free, whether an inrentlohfi!  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing patent*  in America.    Wo have a Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. reoe������T������  ej-ecial notice in the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  beantifal'y illustrated.-largest clrculntioa ofr  any scientific journal, weekly, terms$3.00 a year;  $1.50 six months.    Speclrr.on copies-and'HAND  Book on Patentp sent free.   Address  "  IWU^N   A   'CO..  coitetenay;  Directory.  .  Mo  COURTENAY  HOUSE,    A.   H  'Callum, Proprietor/  GEORGE    B.    EEIGHTON,   a Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  OOOOOODOOO ooooooooc  > THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    4  >+   -f   WQRLDrWlDE CI^ULATION.  ) Twenty Pages; Wecfely; Illustrated. \  <  Liverv  Indispensable to Mining Men.  The most northerly paper published   on the Island.  SUB SCRIP TION,   $2:.00< A-   YEAR.  )  ���������>  ' TH2EE DOLLARS PER YEAS. POSTPAID. <  1 SAMPLE COPIES .FREE. >  MINING AUD SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  ; 220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  We have jnst'receiv-ed a new supply of Ball Programme Cards*, New  Style Business Cards and a few.  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy.Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  o  o  o-  u    o  j^hstid       8  o  earning  O I am   prepared    to O  q furnish Stylish Rigs q  O and do Teaming at O  q reasonable rates- ������  ������D. KILPATRICK,     g  o Cumberland <d  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOqO  Notice.  ALL   KINDS OF  DONE AT REASONABLE  RATES.  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  CITY 0! GUIBIRLAND  l.UCYCLE RIDERS caught riding en  the sidewalk after this date will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  ^Laurence W. Nunns,  City Clerk.  Cumberland, B.C., May Sth, 1900.   813  WANTED  OF   PXGECNS   f-.r  Riding on locomotives and rail  way cars of the Union Colliery  Company by any person or ��������� per  sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited. Employees are sub*  ject t<> dismissal for allowing same  By order  Fuaxcts/D.  LlTTI.FJ  Manager.j  vnMMwmiwMn  SUNDAY SERVICES  TR11-' JV \. C :���������! URCH.���������Services vi  the evening. Rkv. J. X. Wu.LKAIAR  rector. '  ST GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH. -SKr vices at n a.m. and  7 p 'rn. Sund.iy School at 2:50. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets-at the close of evening  service.     Rev.AV.' C.   DODDS, pastor.  M ETH O DI ST C M URCH.-Serv������ckr  at ihe u-ual hours p'orning- and eveTiirrg;  Epwonh   League m -ets  at the close  of  evening service.    Sunday School  at 2:30.  Rf.v. W. Hicks, -i- -stor    ������  A NUMBER  pnrchaee  st!2c  Cuakles  Scott.!  Qiiarterrt-ay House,  Nanaimo, B^C  J".   K.-, l^vdl LEO C  General Teaming Powder  Oil, EcM Hauled. Wood  in Bo ks Furnished,,  SCAVENGER  WORK D5IME-  f  1  i  I ,  I,       ;  '-���������li   I'  al'  fV.;--������t  41  ���������;.- * <}  '��������� A  A '  'I  . i."lix:  -Aj'S  ��������� ti"  'r.r  ('  i? ���������  3  fe"i  'A  -11 fc  8.1  -I  1  L.    1  :\  Al"  tl  ;!l  111 '' I-  J  ^ez������^\  fa  fa  As  fits  %  BY   MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of "A Woman's Love,"  "Woman  Against Woman,"  -Her Fatal Sin," Etc.  fa  As  CHAPTER   XXXIV.  CKOSS PUKPOSKS.  'Morning' found Silns" arranging an as-  -soitmont of herbs and medic-iruil plants,  preparatory   to     plabing     ilieni   in   his  knapsack   for  delivery   to   Doctor  Cameron.  -    A t-.ip at the door, and Dadsy steals in-  v.    "Silas,  breakfast  is  ready."  "Ure-akfast! Why,  Daisy,  it's  not yet  w-ven o'clock!"  "Yon said you were to be in Gatford  ���������early: so I got up, and prepared it myself."  "Yon are the Queen of all the Daisies,  ���������and   tliomrh   I   ������m   scarcely   wJku   may  hfc called   hung-ry,   I   cannot   refuse   fo  ��������� ti..ko something, after your Trouble."  - "Trouble! Oh, Silas! you know nothing  ���������5s   a trouble   if  it  only  pleases   you."  The bright,  innocent .face that looked  up into his was full of affection. There  was a little trembl'ng about the month,  . sind her eyes grew l.-.nniid from excess of  ,s    feelvng.  SClas drew her towards him. saying,  sis he kissed hev forehead, "I'm sure I'm  not worthy o-f such a dear little sister, j  So .come, and,'let us see what you've  dome for me this morning. Something  very tempting, I'm sure, and worthy  of  a  better  appetite  than  mine."  ���������And, as  tlhcy passed  out of  what he  called  his- workshop, we  will  pause for  '  a  moment to  ask a  question.  The   reader,  of course,  is  aware  that  Dadsy loves' Silas.  But is Silas ayvare of it?  He   cannot   be-     His    gaze     is  never  ���������troubled  when it meets hers bent up in  Shim  so  fondly;  his  kiss,   when   it  rests  mpoii her forehead or lips,  has  in   it noth-  iing-.of a lover's warmth; it is the salute  ���������of  a   brother:   nothing  more.      Another  Taeo  ever  intervenes  between'hers and  luis^   another  voice  is  ever  sounding  in  "his  ear,  with,    to  him,    a   far sweeter  Triiisnc.    In his waking and in his sleop-  -   ing   dreams   he  has   hut   one   vision   of  happiness���������vision indeed! The "one particular, star,"   whose   radiance   fills   his  soul   with   light.     is   as  far beyond, his  reach, and lie knows it,  as the heavens  themselves.   .   ' '���������",  And docs nothing: over come between  that   face  and   him?  Yes.   often.     A   stern,   Avra+hful   face,  the   n.ffry   eyes   of   which   gleam   from  ' 1 L"-'y;;"_i brows knitted together by some  ic ssolvo.   while     the  mouth   shuts  f    ���������i--. as with a steel clasp.  Th"- ey"s. however, as Silas se^s them,  do not always appear angry. They are,  to him.' very often "full of an unfathomable tenderness, and are sometimes dim-  ed by fast-falling tears.  Poor Silas!  He  was not one of those  who  could   take off his  cares  with  ihis  (clothes or seek an  oblivion  of the past  in  the shortness of memory.  ���������"But   he   made   no   one   his   confidant},  ���������.rreiijjzing the   .saying  of  the  wise   phrlo-'-  Asopiher, "that he who keeps his sorrows  A:o  hjmsalf    is   a   cannibal     of his   own  ������������������' heart-"  ''���������.'      ;  "A  charming, breakfast,   truly,"     said  'Silas,  ng he  looked  at the  furniture of  'the  little   table,     beside :   which   Darisy  :.stccd  with  a  conscious  pride.  And it was charming.���������  A   Butter fresh from the dairy���������butter of  ; "Daisy's own making���������cresses, fresh from  'the brook, ��������� cream   which   almost  looked  .Hike butter, and eggs over whose advent  ���������:  distant  fowls  were   still, clucking:   -ham  in   frizzling-rashers     which     filled   the  whole-room   with   fragrance,  and  bread  which   had   been   kneaded     and     baked  ui der Mrs.  Mathewes' own  sharp eyes,  and   like   that   good   housewife,   it   was  -crusty yn  the outside, but sweetness itself  wit'bin.  "I hope you'll- bring back better news  of Miss Maud." said Daisy, as she  poured out the  tea-  "I hope so.-indeed. It is very sad to  think that one so young sh mid suffer  ���������so much-'*  "Why do people always ::onucct youth  with happim-ss, SilasV" asked Daisy,  ���������with something that sounded like a  sirh.  '     A  "Are you not happy. Daisy?" And  Silas looked up with some su-vp. iso.  "Oh, yes. of course. I'm happy  enough; what have I got to make me  ���������otherwise when everybody is so kind to  me? I should be a most wicked and  ^ungrateful girl if I was not happy. I  . wasn't speaking of myso!~. hut I fancy  that sorrow, like death, visits the yoamg  ���������as well as the old, with a cruel impartiality."  "Daisy,  Daisy,  what are  you   talking  about?    You're as solemn  this morning  -as  old    Doctor     Doldnim.     Ah,   that's  right!    I'like to hear you laugh; it does  me good, and makes me forget half my  ���������cares-"  "I wksh you hadn't any cares, Silas.''  "I'm afraid it's no good wishing.  "Wishing won't churn the butter nor  make the cheese, as Feemy says. I  must take: life as I. find it; and so long  ��������� as such pretty 'little creatures as yourself gather plenty of roses, I shan't  eompJuin if I have to tread on some  thorns."  There was  a  short silence after  this,  Silas  eating  slowly,  and   as  one   whose  "thought     was     otherwhere,"        Daisy  watching him as she nibbled at some of  tne   cresses.     winch,     "for    company's  sake,"   she  had  taken   on   her plate.  "Do you think,' Silas, there is any  danger  that  Miss   Maud   may  die?"  He started, for the words came like  an echo to his own thoughts, and a  pang of   pain  shot  through his heairt-  His face flushed ciiinson, and then  became deadly pale, whiie the look in  his eyes was one of haggard fear.  . His hand, usually steady as, a rock,  trembled violently, and he put down the  cup he Avas raising to his lips, the contents  untested- -   '  ���������'D-io!''   he  whispered,  more  as  speaking   to   his     thought     than     answering  Daisy.     "Die!   that   would   be   terrible,  indeed,   when a  few   words  might  save  her!    Die! Dark, dark, unutterably dark  must he the future of the man who has  such a murder laid at -his door."  "Murder! What do you mean.  Silas?"  And   poor   little   Daisy,   almost   frightened  out  of  her  senses,   for Silas had  pushed  back  his  chair  and   risen   from  the  table,  laid her hand  upon his  arm.  He looked at her as-hearing, but not  seeing her.  She  repeated  her  question.  "Murder!  what do  you mean.  Silas?"  ��������� Now the words came distinctly to his  ears, and by one o-f those efforts of will  which few could use upon occasion more  effectua 11 j-   than   Silas,   he   not  only   recovered   his   composure,   but  smiled,   aa  he  replied,   "You  sillj- child,  looking at  me with that frightened face; as if you  thought 1  was going to commit a  murder myself.    You startled me with your  abrupt question, just as I was thinking  how fortunate it was that Doctor Cameron   had   charge  of   this   case,   instead  ,of the ' pompous'old  idiot,   Doctor  Doi-  drum,   wiio, treats everybody  according  to   a    system���������his   system���������which   is   a  very bad one. , Though I've no right to  say   that   either,   for  he has   pea-formed  some   cures   in   his   time,     has   Doctor  Doldrum;ealways, be it understood, with  Dame  Nature  as his  chief  medical   assistant. Come, I mustn't leave you with  a grave  look  upon  your  pleasant  face,  Daisy, which was only made for smiles  aud sunshine."  Then, buckling onto his shoulders the  tin case, and taking into his right hand  his iron-tipped staff, Silas Goodeve departed  for   Gatford.  Daisy stood at the cottage door, and  watched him as he strode away, often  looking back to wave his hat or kiss his  hand.. Then, when he had passed out  of sight, she brushed away, almost  angrily, some tear* which had risen to  her   eyes.  '"What a fool I am!" she said. "Silas  cares no more for me than one cures  for a cat or dog, who one has got used  to from seeing them grow up under the  same roof- But he loves her���������loves her  witl������ all his heart. So great a lady,  too! No wonder he is sad; though, if  I were the greatest ��������� lady . in ah the  world, I would wish no other love than  his." '     -  The  shrill     falsetto     of   Mrs.   Beswo.  Mathewes   was   now   heard   within  the  ���������cottage, responded to by the deep bass  of Euphemia   Griskin-  It was evident that the entire household was awakened, and tlie labors of  the day begun.  Smiles and sunshine indeed! Daisy  was out of temper the whole day, and  so, consequently, was Mrs. Mathewes.  who never stopped rating Feemy Gris-  kin; and that buxom serving weii2h  never being slow'to reply, everything  went utterly wrong.  "It is love, love, love," says the old  song, "that makes the world go round;"  and "it is love, love, love," say we, that  too often makes it go round the wrong  way, turning everything in the sha.pe of  man and woman completely topsyturvy.'  OBEYED INSTRUCTIONS.  Why   tlie   Field   Looked   a������   Thong!  Mowed by Lightning1.  There's a farmer up' in Oxford county  by the name of Braster. Braster is a  good enough fellow to work for, but he'-:  a bit cranky- at times, and one of the  'thiugs he is down on is a hired man  "thet's alluz stickin his' nose in where it  ain't wanted."  One summer he let a man go because  he was too blamed interested in the why  and wherefore of thiugs lie was asked to  do. The next day a stranger came along  and said he was looking for- work. H.'  was a good, husky looking chap, and  Braster was pleased with his appearance,  but he wasn't going to take any chances  and get caught as he had the last time.  "Kin ye ,do what ye're told without  askin any durn fool questions?" he queried, peering out -at the fellow from under his bushy eyebrows.  The fellow allowed that he could do  that to the queen's taste, aud they struck  up a trade.  "Well," said Braster, after the agreement was reached, "take thet air scythe  an toiler me down to the field, an I'll  show ye what I want done."  They went down to the field, and Braster gave his orders.  "Ye mow that field, nn don't ye ask  any fool questions. I tell ye to mow it, an  thet's- all there is to it. Ye pull off your  coat an pitch right in. I'm goin up to  the house an leave ye."  The fellow pulled off his blouse and got  a grip on the scythe. "Any particular  way ye want it mowed?" he said as he  poised himself to start.  "Thar j*e go," snorted Braster testily,  "thar ye go. askin questions the fust  thing. Didn't" I tell ye I wanted ye to  mow thet field without askin, any questions? Can't ye hear, or are ye deaf? Ye  see thet yaller dog out by tho fence on  t'other side of the field? Well, ye mow  right fer him. an don't ye let mo hear another yip-out of ye "  With that Eraster stalked off to tho  house swearing softly to himself about  the ways of hired men.  At the end of about three hours he  went back to see how the new man was  getting along. When he got to the field,  he saw the tnost'exlraordinary sight that  a man ever saw in a mowing field. There  were cleanly mowed paths all through  the standing grass, some of them fairly  straight, others that looked like the reverse curves of a railroad going through  mountains and others that resembled the  path a fellow makes when he has been  looking on the cup that cheers and also  inebriates. He looked at it'in speechless  wrath for several minutes, and then he  hollered at the top of his voice to the new  man who was circling over the back part  of the piece.  "Come here, ye crazy galoot!" he yelled.  The fellow came and leaned on his  sneth, calmly waiting for the storm to  >egin.    (  "What in the name of the seven hot  ovens of h���������1 an ail the devils thet tend  the fires do ve reckon ye've been do-  in, gallopin over thet field like a loona-  tic<?" he sputtered.  ��������� "What you told me to," answered the  new man'.' steady as a clock. "I'm one of  them , 'message to Garcia' fellers. Ye  told me to mow fer thet yaller dog an  not ask enny durn fool questions. An I  done it. The goldurued dog didn't stay  still.    Thet's all."-  A TIP FOR THE JOKERS.  Cnrlons Man "Wants  to Know Abon*  Mingling of Langnages.  "It's a funny thing," said the man  with the bad cigar, who had been, reading day before yesterday's paper.  "What's'that?" asked the young maD  wl$!h the phenomenally short coat.  "Why. the way these ,_feIlows that  write, jokes for newspapers get things  tangled up," replied the first soaker.  "How is that?" asked the long legged young man. 4    c  "Why. look here," continued the man  with the bad cigar warmly. "Did you  ever read a Dutch joke in the papers  where,two Germans are supposed to be  talking to each other?"  . "Sure I did," said the tall young  man,, yawning languidly.  "Well, did you ever notice that every  time the guy that wrote the joke, has  them jabbering at each other in broken English? What do you think of  this?" He picked up the paper again  and after hunting a few moments.read  as follows:  "Leberwurst���������Heinrich, vy Iss It ven  you bock beer diunk yet that you vant  to. yump alretty?  "Schwarzkoppen���������Maypie it Iss vonce  because die beer is mit hops filled up.  No?  "Now, that's a good thing, Isn't it?"  went on the man with tbe bad cigar.  "If those two Germans wanted to talk  to each other, do you suppose they,  would amble around In broken English? ' No; they would spiel it out in  German that they both understand.  Suppose you and I were iu Germany  for. a visit and I, wanted to tell you  about some sight I had seen, would I  try to tell you in bum German 'that  neither of us could .speak or would I  talk English?   They inrfke me tired."  "But that \youId spoil the joke," protested the tall young man. ,  "Hub!" snorted the other. "Some  things are too bad to spoil."  And then th������* incident was considered  closed.  HERDERS OF THE WEST.  A  UNIQUE STATE.  Texas  the  CTo be continued.)  -      Mnst Have Had   Experience.  When Dr. Thompson, a distinguished  Scotch clergyman, was minister of  Markinch. he happened to preach, from  the text. "Look not upon the wine  when it is red in the cup." from which  he made a most eloquent and impressive discourse -against drunkenness,  stating its evil effects on the, heart,  head and purse. Several of his observations wore leveled at two eroni**  with whom he was well acquainted  who frequently poured out libations to  the rosy god. At the dismissal, of the  congregation the two friends, met. the  doc-tor being close behind them.  "Did you hear. JohnnieV" quoth the  one.  "Did I hear'tV \Yha' didna hear't? I  ne'er winked an e'e the haill sermon."  "Aweek an what thought yeo't?"  "Adeed. Davie. I think he has been a  lad i:i his day. or he couldna sou weel  about it. Ah. he's been a sleo hand,  the"' meenister "  A Kansas Mini's  Experience.  This story is told by an Atchison man  who made a/ trip in the west: One night  after going-to bed. he was disturbed hy  a lot'of noisy men in a saloon across the  street from the hotel. The drunken men  became noisier toward midnight, and the  Atchison man. being unable to sleep, got  out of bed and resolved to ��������� "do .something." He resolved to call the clerk and  have the drunken men arrested and sent  to the police station in the patrol wagon.  So he went down stairs to complain and  found- the clerk trembling. "Sh!" the  clerk, said, "there is only one officer in  town, and he. is drunk with the party.  Quick Shot Harned and Bruiser Bill and  seven other of the worst men in the territory are in the party. You will be fortunate if they do not attack the hotel and  make the guests dance in their night-  clothes." The Atchison man crept back  to bed meekly and shivered and shook  until the drunken men had disappeared  with a lot of whoops and pistol shots.  Her  Explanation.  "Your honor," said the lawyer, "my  client acknowledges that she struck  the book agent with a piece of gas  pipe, but she .pleads that it was a case  of mistaken identity."  "How's that?" asked the judge.  "Well, she thought it was her husband."  Had Smoked Some.  First Citizen���������He has spent a good  deal of money laying pipes for this office.  Second Citizen���������Too much for pipes  and too little for cigars, 1 fancy.���������Detroit Journal.  Shades of Feeling-.  "So EJobbs convinced yoh by his arguments, eh?"  "I don't know whether I was convinced or whether he wore me out."���������  Chicago Record.  Hj-pnotl-'^s the Will.  Charles Godfrey Leiand in his book  gives a hint that brain workers generally may profit by. .Taking the familiar  fact that if one lies down to sleep determined to get up. say, at (! o'clock, he  will probably awake at that hour. Mr.  Leiand has carried the idea further and  made a practical application of it in will  suggestion. In other words. Mr. Leiand  affirms, backed by his own experience,  that if one on lying down to sleep at  night will resolutely fix in his mind what  he will do the next day he will be greatly aided in (he doing of il. The will is  hypnotized, so to speak, ami proceeds lo  act upon the suggestion. Mr. Leiand  even asserts a man can. cure himself of  the habit of profanity, of intemperance  and can to a remarkable degree even control fatigue, hunger and thirst. If all  that Mr. Leiand claims for his method  be true, he has lighted upon a wonderful aid in directing the will and energies  of man.���������Argonaut.  Hun   Paid   Alle&rlance   to  Flag's  of  Six   Nations.  Scarcely another state in the union  has. as remarkable and interesting a  history as Texas. In one respect at  least it occupies a unique position In  the history of American states. Since  its discovery six different governments  have at different times claimed its allegiance, and as many different flags  have waved over it. those of France  Spain. Mexico, Independent Texas, the  United States and the Confederate  states.        ,- -  The foundations of Texas statehood  were not laid as a British colony, nor  under the grant or control of the British crown,.as were those of the original  thirteen states. Its first settlement  dates back more than 200 years, and its  first American colonists went there  under terms and conditions Imposed  by a foreign state, to whose language,  laws and institutions they were total  strangers. There never was, there  aever could be. any sympathy between  these first American colonists and the  Mexican government under the old  regime. Separated ^ by vast wildernesses from the people of the United  States, and unaided-save by the individual efforts of sympathizing brethren therein, these colonists declared  their independence, established it with  the sword, and for nine years maintained a stable republic,  Texas' was neither purchased nor  conquered for the union.- Annexation  to the United States was accomplished  through a treaty made by Texas representatives and ratified by the free  suffrage of the citizens. No other  state in the Union has had such varied  experience or sailed through such  stormy seas into the haven of peace  and prosperity.  .Elowiilie Riotous   Covrboy  Compares  Witli tlie Lonely Slieep  Herder.  "In the character of the men who care'  for the herds_and flocks can be found an  interesting subject for study," says Captain J. H. McClintock in Ainslee's. "The  cowboy, if he be the genuine article, is a  man who daily does feats on the range  that would win applause at a wild west  show. In his chase after the fleet, un-  branded yearling he is compelled to ride  at headlong speed over country that a  fox ^hunter would consider sure death.  Danger confronts hinn- in varied form,  and no man can be an efficient cow  puncher who-hasn't in him the spirit of  recklessness.  "The writer once witnessed a stampede  of wild cattle at midnight. A great herd  was being held in a canyon of the Mazat-  zal mountains. The night was as ���������dark  as it is possible for night to be.' A coyote's bark started the ,nervous animals to  their feet, and they were off. .The two  riding guards on watch hov.'led for help.  Their sleeping comrades were'up in a  twinkling. Each seized a horse at the  picket line and mounted without saddle,  stopping only to twist a loop of his riata  about the pony's nose. Barely a dozen  seconds had passed before the campfire  was deserted. The cowbefs wore plunging  in tho dark after the fleeing cattle, through  a wild, rocky, unknown district filled with  mesquite and cactus, cut up by dangerous arroyos and canyons. By noon of  the succeeding day the drive was resumed. A half dozen steers had been left behind, lamed or dead in the gulches, while  a few of the horses in the 'wrangler's  bunch' in the lead were skinned arid limping. -But the cowboys, their clothing in  rags from the thorny midn-ght ride, merely joked on their nmtual appearance and  solaced their weariness with tobacco and  with endless song.  -  "As a rule the cowboy Is an American'.  In the plateau region he'may hail from  anywhere, but usually comes either from  California or from Texas. But they all  fraternize, making issue only over the  liking of the Californian for a saddle  with a 'single barreled rig,' which is a  saddle with a single girth. The Texan  despises anything hut a double cinched  saddle, though usually he does not tighten  tho second girth. *  "The sheep . herder has a distinctly  lower social plnce. As a rule, he is a foreigner, the few Americans employed being in positions of unusual trust. Most  of ,the herders appear to be Mexicans or -  Frenchmen. It is said that Basques are  the best and most careful shepherds. ..  They, come from northern Spain, many of  them especially for this employment.  Their wages are not bad, being usually  even higher than the pay of cowboys or  farmhands, but the nervous' American  cannot stand the life. s.The everlasting  'baa* drives him mad. He cannot endure  the monotony and the" necessary separation from humanity, with only a dog" for  company for months at a stretch. And  the diet, mainly tea and mutton, is too  simple for his luxurious palate.  "It is a fact that sheep herding fur- .  nishes a greater number of inmates for  western insane asylums than does any  other occupation. The shepherd, like the  cowboy, is gradually assimilated to his1  surroundings and naturally acquires  much of ihe nature of his charges. To  his credit it must be said that he is rarely  unfaithful to the interests of his flock  and its owner. There is nothing poetical  about him, but he will risk his life for the  safety of n Iamb and will doggedly  search all night if there be a stray. He  is a much quieter fellow than/the cowboy, even in his cups, when the wool has  been clipped and tlie hands are in town  for a little fling. He has no wild yearn-,  ing for idly shooting holes in the firmament. He is happiest on a sunny hillside, lying at ease where he .may overlook his flock and hear the ceaseless  voicing of its lamentation."  Wouldn't Commit Himself.  .   "Excuse me, but didn't I meet you In  Chicago some time ago?"  "Not unless I was there at the time."  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Only One Obstacle.  Old Gentleman���������So you'd like to become my son-in-law? ,.  Mr. Hardup���������Yes, sir, if you can afford it.���������Tit-Bits.  DISEASES OF THE BRAIN AND NERVES  Lead to Melancholia, Prostration, Exhaustion, Insanity  or Paralysis���������Dr. Chase's Nerve Food (Pills) Prevents These Dreadful Results.  Good   Veal.  Veal is good only from the time the  calf is 4 weeks old till it begins to eat  solid food���������in fact, only while it is strictly "milk veal." As soon as. solid food  is taken the tissue becomes stringy and  tough. Milk veal may be recognized by  its color, a pinkish gray. If it is of a  bluish texture, it is too young to be  wholesome. Another way to judge the  age of veal is by the size of its bones and  of the various cuts. One soon learns just  what size the parts or bones of n (>-week-  old calf ought to be. ��������� Ella Morris  Kretschmar in Woman's Home Companion.  As the heart sends out the blood  to nourish and sustain the body, so  does the brain transmit through the  nerve fibres the nerve force, or energy, which directly controls the  movements, the functions and the  very life  of each and every organ.  The body of man can be. influenced in health or disease only through  the medium of two channels���������the  blood and the nerves ; and it is  through these channels that Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food (pills) has such  a marvellous power in uprooting disease and re-vitalizing the wasted  tissues.  The feeble cells are aroused to new  vigor, and new life and energy is  ���������instilled into them- by using this  great blood builder and nerve restorative,  Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food  (pills)  Headache, loss of memory, tired  brain, and inability to concentrate  tbe mind are symptoms of diseased  brain. 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In a golden bowl I brew  Leaf of rose and rir.lot dew,  And tlie essences oi things  Natal to Pierian springs���������  (Bird song, brook song, breeze a-blow),  Sweets that in dream gardens grow;  Spray that leaped the harbor bar  Amorous of the twilight star;  Bubbles of delight that float  From a seraph's'liquid note;  Bloom from joy's low bending bough,  Cupid, drop a kiss���������and now,  .Sweetheart, here's a health to thee;  Drink the draft, sweetheart, with me!  ' ���������Clarence Urmy in East and West.  -4-  ���������?���������  ���������I���������  -v  ���������i- ���������:��������� *  f Tenton's Diffusion. ::  -!���������  *  ���������I'    I-   -I-  Fenton was not exactly a sentimentalist, else in two months he would have  had time to forget. He was, indeed,  rather a slow man, who took life more as  a matter for calculation than asTa "series  of startling and unsolyable" problems.  But in one'matter his faculty of calculation had played him false���������he had fallen  m' love, and the woman whom he loved  had married another man.  , Two months' consideration and intro  spection did not make the matter clearer  to him. He was nn idle man, and this  constant dwelling on the affair began to  - tell' upon his nerves. His instinct foi  placid enjoyment'deserted him, and he  moved.among his old^ associates'in a self  abstraction that made 'them nudge each  t other.    This annoyed him, and one day,  * "sitting solitary in his room^he decided tc  ��������� go abroad and escape fro'in it. He ran  .over in his mind all,the,places that were  "' ^ikely to suit his mood, and, with a folly  '-- '. that he' recognized,-biit did not trouble  to suppress, - decided r upon St. Winoc,  a quiet, gray little' place oh the coast  , of t Brittany.- It was there a couple of.  years before he had come to the .conclusion that he was in love with Kitty Dens-  more. ? She,- by some happy accident, had  found her way from Trouville to St. Winoc, and had- persuaded her father to  make a lengthened stay there. Fenton  '/delayed his going also, and together they  spent some particularly pleasant and  growingly confidential weeks.; - But ' it  never got beyond that, and perhaps Kitty  was a little.piqued-     '   , ...  As he stepped'- but upon the square, of  which the Hotel du Centre formed one'  A' side,' the light wasjust beginning to fade.  The church reared itself darkly against  a glowing sky. As he skirted its northern wall a breath of salt wind blew across  ��������� 'liis'i-face, and, instautly. the, spirit of his  \ 3ast>yisitu-etur'ned to. h'imA.The folly of  ;his   struck ' him   so   definitely   that   he,  laughed, and with the sound of his own  voice there came'an unpleasant sense of  vi. solitude.-., .He, .quickened   his .pace. and.  mounting an abrupt and narrow pathway;-  emerged   upon  a  great   stretch   of ./level  ground,    which,    half    a Viriile    beyond.-,  Bheered down and joined the ragged line,  ���������of  coast.     Here   he   paused,   letting'his  gaze range from'east to west along* the  changing distance of  the horizon.   iTh'e  sound of breaking surf reached him like  the noise of wind in pine trees.    As he  , i. ; moved forward, again he seemed utterly  alone."  Quite suddenly,-however, he was aware  of .a -figure that-grew out of the dusk like  '^������������������iarkew. moving, shadow, and almosti at  thV same time the wind brought him the  sf r of footsteps.    He stopped and listened intently.    As I have said, Fenton was  rot a sentimentalist, but his truth of in-  FtinctAtold- him--'instantly   that   it   was  Kitty's step.    She also was alone.    The  "/ircr.nistanccs were' so  singular that  he  accepted them without a mental protest.  He'hod neither anticipated nor desired a  ' meeting;' but. since the -fates so clearly  willed it. he.would not turn back.    Each  was,conscious of the presence of the other, so that, when they'rnet. any expres-  ,     sion of surprise on either side would have  ���������helped to-make the position false.    Fenton  was thankful  for  the darkness,  not  for his own sake, but for hers.'   He had  .    .not time,to strike out any definite plan  before he was adrift upon the inevitable  '   tide of circumstance. .  ��������� - - '  "I did not expect to find you here, Mrs.  Corwen'," he said.  ���������"-Nor I you. Have you been, hero' long?"  -.-��������� ��������� "I suppose for-about two hours. <And  "We came1 last night, she said. He  had turned in her direction, and they  were walking slowly, side by side, down  the path up which he had come. He  could not sop her face clearly, but there  was 'something in her voice that made  him -jump to the conclusion that she''was  not quite happy. VA- dangerous xh-sire. to  protect her from some indefinite sorrow  sprang up i:i Fentop's heart.Such resentment as he had felt' against her was  resolved in the first conjecture of her un-  1     happiness...  "Where are you staying?" he asked.  "At   the   Hotel  de   l'Univenv  by   the  Plage."  "And why in' that* great, new, hideous  riace?"  "Frank preferred it." she. said.  "Oh!", said _ Fenton.   ' "Then   you  are  going in    exactly   the   wrong   direction.-  Hadn't we better turn back?"  "I'm in no hurry to get back," she said.  "Frank is resting. He1 knows I'm fond  of lonely walks."  "Perhaps you would rather that I left  you:" '������������������'.-���������   ���������  "No," she said:- "I'm glad I met you;  I'm glad you are here. Why did you  come?"  "I did not know that you were here."  "Of course not. How could you? I  persuaded Frank to bring me to SL Winoc quite on an impulse."  "Indeed? It is strange that we both  had that impulse."  "Why strange?" asked Mrs. Corwen,  with that note of sudden recklessness in  her voice which makes a woman dangerous. "Why strange?" she repeated.  "We were both happy here once. Why  should we not choose to come again?"  "I  came," said  Fenton,  moved  for a  moment beyond himself, "to escape from  galling memories.    It seems, rather, that  I have succeeded in reviving them."  "What do you mean?" she asked, her  voice grown soft again. ~. '   '  "I have no right to tell you now," he  said. "It is certainly time that you returned. The evenings are chilly on this  coast."  She turned beside him. and they climbed  tbe steep path again. A light veil of  mist, which was swayed curiously at intervals by gusts of wind, hung over the  level. They quickened step and. after  a silent walk of some ten minutes,  reached the head of the sandy track lead  ing down to the Hotel de l'Univers.  There Fenton paused.  "Let me'leave you here." he said.  "Will you come down and see Frank?"  .Mrs. Corwen said this with an indiiVor-  *������nce that offended Fenton He had  known Corwen, and, at least, the man was  honest. He could not understand the obvious apathy with which his wife regarded' him. Fenton wished to keep his memory of her from the slight of what seemed  very like ingratitude.  "I shall be glad to see Corwen again,"  he said.   "I will call tomorrow."  "I may see you again before you meet.  I am always out quite early along tho  cliffs. My husband, as you may remember, sleeps well into the morning. . He  does not care for walking. Good night!"  Fenton held the ungloved hand she  offered him for a moment. Standing thus  close' together and face to face, their  eyes met'openly for the first time. There  was a challenge in hers that Fenton was  sure she did not understand, but it moved  him strangely nevertheless, and she was  very beautiful.  "Good   night," ' he said. ' "I..shall  see  ��������� you tomorrow."  The sun had risen an hour, and the hill  up which he set his face seemed like a  black'and solid shadow .against the clear  wash of gold in the east. At its summit  was a great granite crucifix, facing northward, "a sign to ships at sea and tb men  and women on land who toiled there  through the changing .seasons. As Fenton reached the spot a fresh wind blew  across his face, charged with brine and  autumn. He turned seaward' and at the  same moment saw the slim figure of Mrs.  Corwen as she skirted the cliffs a quarter  of a mile,away. Her head was-bent, forward to "meet the wind, so that he was  unobserved. He repressed his first' impulse, and instead of going to her he sat  down to think. - Again the process was  entirely fruitless, and she was'beside him  before he realized th'e'situation.  They greeted each other with a formality that struck Fenton as incongruous.  He did not quite relish his position,  yet the circumstances were agreeable  enough.  ��������� "I 'expected to find you here," Mrs. Corwen said." '-.     ' ������������������'  . "Why?",    .              ���������-'���������;' .  .  ' "It, was���������' always' a\favorite   spot   of"  yours."   ���������'���������'���������',      -r  "So you remember that?"   ,  '  "Why should I forget?"  -r,He'- looked   at' -her  closely.,    In , that  searching light he' found no flaw in h(?'r  i'beauty.    Mrs. .Corwen' was alluring; as  Kitty Densmore had "been.1  ',    "I thought," he'.said, "you might have  forgotten   what   had   happened   at   that  time."    , A    '      '     3   ,. :  ."I forget nothing," she answered, "and  least of all the time when I was happiest."  "And you are not happy now?" he  asked. The; question slipped from him  before he saw to where it might lead; but,  having asked it, he waited for a reply  with an equanimity that surprised himself.  *^I am not happy." she said, after a  pause.  "I suppose," he said, "that you havo  found settling down in life a little prosaic.  For myself I accepted the prose long  ago." /    '  "How long ago?"  "To be quite candid." he said, "it was  not Ions ago. after all���������say two months."  "And'   1,"  she said,  "at  the same time  began to find the world narrower than I  thought it was."  "I think," said Fenton, picking up a  glove which she had let fall, "that we  have both.been very foolish." He drew  the glove slowly through the fingers of  his left hand as he watched her, and  then, realizing where they ^ stood, he  moved away. He was not, as I have  said, a sentimentalist, hut of a sudden he  felt insignificant and ashamed. He saw  the woman who followed him for what  she was���������very weak, very petulant, -very  beautiful, so tender as to appeal with  infinite persuasion to his strength, but so  light of will as to be of le-������s danger to  him than to herself. When he turned to  her again, his voice was lower, but it had  taken a more certain and decisive tone.  Hi- d-d n-.il vviiuder that h.J had ever loved  her, but he 'knew thai -such.; love as remained was-uever-to be spoken."  "We have beeii Ve'ry foolish," he said,  "because we havj'- not- accepted the position which we ourselves made. Even up  to this morning my foolishness was alive;  now it is over and dead." She moved  away from" him a little, with the simple  instinct of a child. .Then, as men will on  such occasions, he fell into the terms of  pb.t.ti.de: "Life is full of disappointment;  one. more or less, between the beginning  and 'the end can make small difference.  If my advice is of any service, take it  for what it-is Worth. Go back, to your  hotel, and. after breakfast, make my  friend Corwen take you to Dinard. He  will, you know, if you only ask him.' I  shall perhaps see you in town before  Christmas." ,,  She paused in her walk and looked at  him. half pouting and a little afraid.  "Are you going away, then?" she ask;  was a fool.   Perhaps tbe sincerity of this  belief helped to hold him to his resolve.  The following morning, as his luggage  was being carried out, he stood at the  corner of the square-from which the hill  crowned with the crucifix was visible. It  was deserted and bare^ half shrouded in  a thin veil of mist. ' The driver, in the  hard, metallic voice of his kind, cried,  "A voiture!" and Fenton took - his  place without another' look behind.���������Exchange.  / ��������� '������������������������������������  ��������� ,  A Sore Expression.  ''No. 'Sweet girl graduate'is a sore expression for me."  "Why should it be?"  "The sweetest one of them I ever saw  was my landlady's daughter. She used  to collect the board bills. Temper! The  late Mrs. Xantippe was an angel compared to her. -And sarcasm! That girl's  tongue would make a man want to hustle off somewhere and pawn his only suit  of clothes. She never had any sympathy  for a man. She'd have taken the very  socks his mother knit him for bpard.  And yet you never saw a sweeter high  school graduate than she' was. And  what do you suppose the subject of her  MARRIAGE.  Thou art my own, my darling and my wife,  And, when we pass into another life,  Still thou art mine.    All this which now.we see  Is but tlie childhood of eternity.  And thou and I, thiough trials and through tears.  The joys and sorrows of our earthly years,  Are growing up into a single soul,  God's woikmanship, a clear completed whole  Made out of twain.    Our love is but begun;  Forever and forever we are one.    ���������Spectator.  essay was  ���������)������  "Well, what?"  " 'The Sweetness. Gentleness and  Broad Charity of True Womanhoodl' "���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A Jail Care,  The late Sir John Bridge,"the well  known London magistrate, was fond  of telling'his friends of a curious letter he received not long before his retirement from Bow street.   It ran:  "Sir���������I am sorry to occupy your time,  but I feel I must write to thank you  for having locked up my wife for six  months. My 'wife had often come before tbe court for drunkenness, but  after being fined she was worse. You  were kind enough to give her. six  months, and she came back to me a reclaimed woman and is now the best  wife In England."  This letter was.all the more valued  by Sir John Bridge because he was ordinarily a'lenient-judge.  ' H1m Candid AdmlHBion. -  # "I suppose your constituents will be  prepared to kill the fatted calf when  you get home?" said the amiable friend.  "No," answered Senator Sorghum;  "my constituents aren't violent people.  Besides, they haven't got anything  against the fatted, calf. I'm the one  they're after."���������Washington Star.  When Ignorance Is Blisa.  Fudge���������Do you believe in love at first'  sight?     -"  Budge���������Cert. It is then that neither  party knows what kind of a person the  other is. Why shouldn't they fall in  love?���������Boston Transcript.  '��������� i< -': Cyclone Humor.  Humor adds color to tragedy, say* Rol-  lin Ly'nde Hartt in The Atlantic. Michael Angelo Wool* understood this when  he made his wretched tenement waifs so  comical; Kipling, understood it when he  wrote ."Danny Deever." The cyclone  also understands it. That is why it picked up a locomotive and stood it on end  in a garden, but left a rosebush in that  garden uninjured by so much as a crumpled petal; that is why it twitched  the water out of every well in town; that  is why it #atl>ered up half an acre of  mud and plastered it all over the Methodist .church; that is why it carried a  baby a mile and deposited it unhurt in  the crotch of a tree; that is why it plucked the feathers from a rooster and stuck  them into an oak plank while the shivering fowl stared And wondered what  next. This, is the art of the storm: in  the midst of the tempest see "Laughter  holding both his sides."  So that was the work of a day in June!  Japanese, Women.  " In Japan the matrimonial condition of  women is even more emphasized than in  this country. The widow is not alone  in wearing a distinguishing costume  there. Special designs of dress proclaim  maiden and wife as well. Their marketable value is also made constantly  public, as the style of the costume  changes with each added year.  ,  The Effect of Cold.  It is observed by travelers in Siberia  that the effect of constant cold is practically the same- as the effect of constant  heat. The. people.develop a disinclination  to work and become strangers to ambition of any description.  Possible Reaction.  "Rhoda. dear. I wish you were not so  old fashioned in your ways."  "I wouldn't mind it. ma. Old fashioned  girls ai'j������ going t<������ h<? tbe 'ad again some  day."���������  Language and thought are inseparable.  Words without thoughts are dead sounds:  thoughts without words are nothing. To  think is to speak low: to speak is to think  aloud.���������Max Muiler.  The   hide  of   a   cow   yields   about  35  jK"?vd������ of lo cither.  ed.  "Yes." he said. "I shall go tomorrow  morning by the first diligence. We shall  probably not meet again here. Your road  lies in that direction: mine in this.    Good-  hy."  They shook hands in the casual way of  chance acquaintances and parted. When  Fenton reached the Hotel du Centre, he  shut himself in his room and spent a day  of peculiar and irritating inactivity. He  did not suffer from any acute disquiet,  but his life had temporarily ceased to interest him. He saw that he had been  very near a precipice, but the feeling of  safety did not fill up the gap which his  disillusion left. He told himself again,  as he had done four days before, that he  The Pole Is Too Isolated.-  "Say," began the man who is always  suggesting things, "why don't you write  a joke about a man who asks another  man about where would be a good place  to buy ice, and the other man says, 'At  the north pole?'    Great, isn't it?"  "I am afraid that would be too farfetched," replied the natural born humorist as he turned sadly to the construction of a bonmot about the postei  eating goat-   A   Good   Artist.  Dauber���������Mrs. Goodsole, I believe, remarked that she thought I was a very  good artist.  Criteek���������Yes. It seems she saw vou  in    church    last    Sunday.  T       Copyright, 1900, by C. B. Lewis.  ,���������,.������..������.,������.,������..������.,������,,������,,',,������.,������-���������������������_������-%.<..*_������.,������..������..������..t..������.,t..t_Ttl  w r< nTi r^Vi n i rrnv ��������� ttit  Lee was moving to invade Maryland  and Pennsylvania. The mountains hid  his marching columns from sight of the  Federals, and at every gap in the Blue  Ridge be left a force with instructions  to hold out to the last and give him  all the time possible to reach and cross  the Potomac. It was the aim of the  Federals to break through at some  point and penetrate his movement, and  there was fighting on every mountain  trail and at the mouth of every mountain gap. The major general had said  to the brigadier ordered to proceed to  Thoroughfare gap:  "I do not know how many,Confederates are holding that gap. but be the  number 500 or 10,000 you must break  through. That is tho order���������break  through. If only one man of your command is left alive, he will bring us the  news we want."  And the major general on tbe Confederate side bad said to the brigadier:  "You will detach one regiment of  your command to hold Thoroughfare  gap. It must be held against the Federals for -three days. We , can spare  only a single regiment. If there is but  one man left alive at the end of that  time, he will .follow on and overtake  us."  A narrow wagon road, twisting and  turning between walls from 20 to 100  feet high, with alternate spots of sunshine and gloom���������that was Thoroughfare gap.   As the skeleton regiment of  GOO Confederates entered it and pressed  forward to its western mouth, its rug-  gedness and gloomy solemnity brought  a feeling of awe.   It'reminded them of  a tomb, and they shuddered to think of  dying in the semidarkness.   Two field-  pieces rolled along with the regiment  of infantry, and the jar of the heavy  wheels loosened a stone now and then  to   come   clattering   down   from   far  above.     When   a   blue   brigade   came,  clattering up,  it .was to find  the COO  in    possession   and   the   position   one  which the dullest private must see was  well   nigh   impregnable.     Every   hour  was worth a thousand lives to the Federal army, and the  Federal brigadier  lost no time in beginning the attack.  In the open he would have gobbled up  that skeleton regiment at a dash.    Behind a rocky wall hastily thrown up.  with no way to get at the enemy except in front, bis surplus of men did  not count.   At the sound of the bugles  they dashed forward with cheers, but  not a man got within five rods of the  wall.    Grape and canister and bullets  tore the lines to pieces.    It was tried  again and again.    The orders were to  break  through  the  gap.    A  thousand  dead and wounded would be a cheap  price for the information to be bad at  the other end.    Artillery was brought  forward to batter down the wall, but  it could  not be placed  to advantage.  The  pieces had  only  been  fired  once  when their crews lay dead or wounded  and the carriages were shattered.   The  Federal brigadier rode back and forth  and   stormed   and   swore  and   almost  wept.  "Whether 500 or 10,000. you must  break through!" were the orders, and  if he failed to carry them out his career as a soldier was at an end. An  army of 200.000 men was waiting to  checkmate Lee. ' A whole nation was  waiting to hear tlie splash of Confederate-feet in the waters of.the Potomac.  The men in blue could hardly form  company in the mouth of that defile.  A charge against the wall meant death  to every other man. but they formed up  and charged and cheered and���������died.  After half a day of bloody fighting the  Federal brigadier rested. He was still  bleeding from a wound when he opened a dispatch and read:  "You have one of the best brigades in  the corps, and it is certain you are opposed by only a handful of Confederates. By 9 o'clock in the morning you  must have authentic news of Lee."  Tbe brigadier had sacrificed GOO men  that. day. and he could" not believe the  Confederate loss to be over 50. There  was but one way. to reach them on the  morrow���������over that stone wall. He  would drive them or die with the last  man. There was no jollity in the Federal camp that night. Men will sing  or joke as they swing into battle line in  the open, but these men peered into  the darkness of the gap and thought  of tbe dead in front of the stone wall  and spoke to each other In whispers.  It was a brave sight to see them swing  into line as the sun gilded the tree tops.  Every  face had  its psfllor. and  every  eye looked into the midst of death, but  there was no lagging or faltering. You  saw them tightening their belts' and  setting their jaws as they waited, and  you held your breath for the signal  which was to send them to death.  On the other side of the stone 'wall  there was no exultation. The dead  and the wounded were comparatively  few, but every hour would add to the  number, and only one day of the three,  had passed. The colonel knew what  was coming and prepared for it. When  the blue lines, ten deep, came dashing  forward, they met with such" a hail of  iron and load that the first three or  four were blotted off the face of the  earth. Then, under the smoke cloud,  some of them wounded and all desperate, the other lines crept forward, and  the wall was reached/ It was a hand  to hand fight now, and every man was  a devil, and after a quarter of an hour  of bloody fighting the Federals held  the position. The dead lay three deep  below the Avail, but the living stood  upon its crest and cheered and cheered  again. But the cheering soon died  away in growls and oaths. A quarter  of a mile above, at a bend of the ra-,  vine, there was another stone wall, and  the Confederates had simply with-  diawn to tho new position. They had  lost 150 men, but the Federal brigade  was no longer a brigade. It lacked a ���������.  full regiment. That night the' brigadier had another wound, and ncrain  there were orders from the major general: ' ���������  "We must have news of Lee at every .  hazard.     Unless r you   break   through r  at once your, resignation will be accepted."  A dark and narrow ravine, up which  only  eight   men   abreast  could   make  .  their way at once; at the turn a stone  wall,  defended  by  two  guns;   behind  '  the guns the muskets of the infantry.  "You  must break   through,"* repeated  the brigadier over and over again.   He  knew that he could not do it.   He knew  that the best he .could do was to pile  up   more   dead   in   the   dark   ravine.  When  morning  came,' he stood  on  a  knoll and  looked down upon the-sun  bronzed and waiting veterans, and it'  was like a knife'in his heart to give the  order to attack.    A single bugle call,.'  and the column dashed forward. There  was never a cheer' nor a shout.   "Men  \who feel that they are going tocertain  death do not ,cheer.   They draw a long  breath,   choke  back   the  gasp   in   the '  throat and rush  forward  with' heads  down.   In tentminutes it was all over.  .The wall had been reached and fought  over, but it could not be held.   As the  last, few living Federals,came limping  back the brigadier sat down and wept.  Orders,   orders,   orders!'  And'yet ,he'"  felt himself a murderer.   More-Confederates had fallen, but the force was"yet  strong enough to hold the gap.    If- he  could not carry  it,  he would  be disgraced.    Like the brave man he was,  he took the one way out of it.   At high  noon  the  column   was- formed  again,  and the brigadier put himself at the  head of it.    Officers groaned and privates murmured to see him there," but  he was firm.    He led in the dark���������he   '  was  the   first  to   reach   the   wall���������ho  mounted it and cheered his men in the  fight which won it.    But when it was  won he lay among the dead, and the  Confederates .retired  less than  half a  mile to a third  wall.    Two days had ,  passed, and yet the Federals had not  broken through.   Then another brigade  came marching up, and there was am'  other brigadier to take command., - He.  saw the situation as the dead general  had seen  it,  but he had less  feeling.  Column after column  was fornied .up  and dashed against that third wall and  driven back, but in the end be won. It  was 20 lives for one every time,  but .  under his orders be could have doubled ���������  the sacrifice.  At dusk on the evening of the. third  day the last Confederate infantryman,  had passed the gap on his way .to. the.  Potomac, and tthe head of the column    ,  was in Pennsylvania.    Lee had, played',  his card and won.    Not a gap had been  carried,  and  the  news of-his  whereabouts had come  from  other sources.'  There was a last stone wall in Thoroughfare gap.    Behind it 100 Confederates crouched and waited.   Their .two  fieklpieces  were  useless  for the want  of ammunition, and their muskets were' ...  alone to be depend'ed-on.   As the sinking sun filled the  ravine witkr.deeper.  gloom 500 Federals made a last charge.  They had to tread the dead under foot'  to do it. .That was the fourth charge  of the day. and it was checked as the  others   had   been.     It   simply   meant  more dead and wounded to choke that  narrow    way.      Hundreds   had'   been  dragged   out.   but   hundreds   still   re-  '  mained.    When  night came down, 50  men  with   powder stained  faces,  who  had scarcely broken their fast,or closed  their eyes for 70 hours, silently marched out of the gap and headed for the  north   in   the   wake   of   the   invading  army.    There was no colonel, no captains, no lieutenants.   A sergeant commanded   the   remnant,   and   his   command was: -   '.'  "Out of b���������11 and into Pennsylvania  ���������forward���������march!"  And when the long night had passed  and daylight come again the Federals  found the stone wall undefended and  clambered over it and ran to the mouth  of the gap to shout to each other:  "Lee has passed, and we are too  late I"  I*������-*������uably  He   Had  Soulful   Eyes.  Don't he afraid of a schoolteacher.  A youny man called on an Atchison  schoolteacher and in explaining some  previous neglect said. "If I'd 'a' knowed  you wanted to went, I'd 'a' came and  took you." And she married him in  spite of i*  44\  , "i x I  'i {  -;, v$  ������-'. ,'���������',���������  \  id  1  f-  r.  I  If  ���������  11  IV  H _ j������V������- ***t 1iCMl������klJ/IMi'  ,-or-=-������.---. sczr.-j*.a^t=-.-^acgj-ara'=43-j-sr -iu.-J-i*1i������.'C3 si _  ^���������"Hf*******!^  i IWMWH* Hg<WWW<Wt*W^^  If  yOii Wriijt  a  is jHifur* /** #~\ r** nr* i t ik it ir^  Am      *!  wbitbto   THg WHITE HOUSE.  67 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA. B. C.  HENRY YOUNG a GO. are closing cut the  Depart.nent and are selling their Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  ^������������EBHtoaaKB������BSa5KS  ra3KSJBMAVHmiKM������lM������HW.M������MlBJ������MM������u������������iga $  ,.<?  O  NichoJles & Renouf, Ld.  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,  AND FARMING    AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.   ���������  Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  ���������  A PURI GRAPE CRCAM OF TARTAR POWDER  CREAM  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold: Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking: Powdei , containing  ftlum.   Thoy arc injurious to health  LOCAL ITEMS.  Courtenay is flooded. The river  being very high.  A? if the}'   had decided to take a  rest whi.e the  rain did their work,  the  waterpipes bucked on Sunday  Stevens did some doctoring   by the  dam site and fixed things np  If yon don't like Blue Ribbon extracts it is because you've never  tried them.  Another trick of the storm fiend  was to blow down two large trees  on the approach to the fine truss  bridge over the Tsable river, crushing down about 40 feet of it.  Mrs. Woodhus has purchased the  stock in trade of D. Anthony., who  goes to take over the . Co ur terns y  House. Mrs. Woodhun will keep a  fnll Btock of .c.mdies, fruit, tobacco  and nic nac������.  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  nr-e put up by Canadians. No  .Chinese, labor employed.  A, meeting of some of the property owners was held last Thursday to pro esL against the isolation  hospital being built so close sto the  residence:-. We understand the  site has -been elianged to one further away.    Tins is right.  Ceylon Te-i is the   finest   tea   i i  the world.    Blue Rihb -n TV a is tho  finest Ceylon-Tea in the woild.  TELE GRAPHIC  MF.JN TION.  London, Dec. 10���������No trare has  been fouud of the thieved who on  Saturday last stole several relies of  Lord Nelson, including his watch  and many of hit-' medals from, from  Greenwich hospiial. The belief in  Grv-enwich i-' that that the depredators were F-.eneh, .owing to the  q.lleged discovery of a letter in  Ijvoken English left behtnd, in  whioh th������ writer   promised   to   re-  turn and-carry off a* Frei ch flag  which is among the relics.  The vandals abstracted- almost  eveiythiig po:tahi������. Even- the-  gold hilts of the swords- weie  wrenched-from the blades, and the  gold ai.d jewels were stripped f-om :  the scabbards. They also broke  Nelson's swoid uf honor.  London, Dec. 14���������The Daily Ex  press public! e a rumor <-f a serious  di-at?ter,to the British arms. , According, to this report the Boers  attacked the camp of (4pn. Clements in Barber on district, capturing the ciimp and killing a ni.mbcr  of .British officers;-and taking prisoners all the British troops, including four companies of the Number-  land Fusiliers. , Tho story is" not  confirmed'in any quarter, and is  not generally, believed.  Admiral Bickfi.rd arrived in Victoria on 19t.h inst.  Gold in paying qualities is said  to have been found on Fourth of  July creek, near Nelson,. Wash.,  close to the line.  U. S. Senate has amended Hay-  Pauricefote treaty so as to authorize  U. S. to fortifv N c-migua canal.  Engjand will proba-dy make a.  strong protest.  . Victoria endeavors to suppress  gambling. The Nkws has long  called attention to the fact that  certain resorts there were run in a  notoriously open manner.  It is on the cards to have telephone communication between Nanaimo and the Capital.  There are rumors that H. M, S.  Pheasant has been lost at sea. Not  credited.by naval authorities.  Upon the objection of Reeves, of  Illinois, Speaker Henderson caused  the British flag to be covered in  the House of Representatives in  Washington, whicn had been decorated with flag-; for the occasion.  Great backbone has Henderson!  Among the  passengers  who  are  evpectcd to arrive   in   Victoria   by  the steamer   Amur  from   Skagvvay  , on Monday   are   P.   Scharschmidt  and H. M..Price, two of   the   prin-  : ci pa Is of the   Gleaner   Mine   Com-  pan}'.      According    to    letters   re-  i ceived,   the   two    Victorians   will  1  ��������� bring down half a ton of ore, which  j is expected to yield $12,000in gold,  \ at least Mr. Sch^ohmjdt has $200  I  s  i  -OF  magic  uterus  3J  ;��������� IU  9  Our stock of Toys and-Xmas Goods is growing smaller every  day and to make a clean sweep of them and insure rapid selling.in  these lines this week we put them on sale from now to Xmas at reduced prices. You will find them arranged in separate lots. "Your  choice of any in the lot at one price."  Remember we do not carry goods over   from one season to another.  l-urs  Wl.fit <s more appropriate for a Xmas  piesetit than a nice Fur. These aie included in the lines of goods at reduced  prices. ,. .'  Gent's Furnishings  200 Pictures  These are someth.ng out of the ordinary and are ornaments to any room..  They are. going at 10c each  Ladies' Handkerchiefs  This is a line iu which we excell both  in quality and assortment and are prepared for the Xmas trade in these lines.  Ask to see them.  Gent's Fancy Slippers  Faiicv       emb.oidtr.Od  plush  Do you want a tie?  Do vou want a nobbv, up to da'e  slippers     S1.50 per pair     tie?,   If so just step in and take  a  Woiocco'aiid patei.t leather. ..SI:     look through oar new, Xmas  stock.  op o  White Spreads  , We have just to hand another  supply of those large white  spreads at.'  $1*00 each.  Men's Rubber Boots  AT CUT PRICES  - Our stock of men's snag- rubber boots  is rapidly going down.^ The Price tells  the reason. We may have' your si2e left.  Don't wait until it is gone  Lace Curtains  From $1. a pair up  Rugs and Squares  in   a   variety   of    patterns and  colorings.  Children's White Ruffs  '." \ ' Fr.-m 25c   up*  CUMBER LAN!)  to say so; He har- made a' bet to  thai effect, at Skagway. ��������� Wh n  the Danube sailed,' H. M. Pi ice as d  Mr. Scharschmidt were ��������� an th< r.  wtiy back over che ice fiom the  mine with more ore, and they <x'  pact to bring down on thi Amv.r  1,000 tons of the rich oreAwhit h  ihey. claim will yield them $24.-  000 to the ton.  London, Dec. 13.��������� The following  Brilish-C -lumbians of the first contingent sailed for -Canada to-day:  "Andrrton, Cornwall, Court, Bre-  thour, Smcthurst, Fif.h Regiment;  Mosscrop, Allan, Bonner. Corbould,  Leamy, Livingston, Lohman, Mc-  Calment, Niebeigall, O'Brien, Sinclair, Smith, W. Wallace, G. Wallace, of the 6th Rifles; McHarg,  Kossiand Rifles; Dickson ai.d  Hicks, Kaslo Rifled. Private  Walters, of the EJth and Hoodie,  of Kaslo, have taken their discharges in England.  w  VANT.Y0UR  lAY TRADE.  r  I  Our stock of Musical Lift uments and otherXjnas Gif s   will  will wan am our request.    C^rne and see for yourself.  A Piesent BiTfln Aiiiy will every $1.00 Purchase .  Our Motto:���������Honest Goods at Honi:st Prices. .  A choice selection of Bonks. y.Overc200 Novels' to'selec^fmm.  CUMBERLAND.  TT k CO.  GHAS Sl^RAVE, Agent.  A Benuiae Clearance Sale   at Reduced Prices.  10 jer cent. Cash Discount (for   10 days only)   commencing   Dec. 20tlu,  Late   delivery   compels us to   sacrifice all our   Winter Stock of:���������  Wrappers,     Flanneletts.     Uunderwear,     Ribbons,     Gloves,.  '     Dress Goods, etc.       As we do not intend carrying over any Xmas  goods we include them in our 10 per cent. Cash Sate.    Also GENT'S  UNDERWEAR, HATS, SHIRTS, TIES, COLLARS, ETC.  Columbia flouring  Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. G.  I  EUEGARM,  TEE1I STAE,  I21ATLlTS,io-1o.s  STRONG BAKERS.  OUR GROCERY.  STOCK   includes all   the   choicest  Xirias Goods, Plum Pudding,   Layer Raisins*"  Mince       Meat,        Cranberries  ASSORTED; SOUPS, 15 cents per tin.  We are receiving this week. \ ton hats.    Candy in abundance.  WALLERiPAKTRIDGE  Don't miss  your deer.  -0  a?  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C.  BEFORE     BUYlxNG    YOUR  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. C, and your cheapest   freight   is--  from Victoria.    Repairs by first'class wo lkmen.  JOHN BARNSLEY 8L GO.  115 GOVERNMENT ST, - - VICTORIA, B.a  A  'J4>- ;?M  . 4  '���������; 1  #'.  A^k  1


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