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 I  %'J  r>  ���������������������������. v, w   *  v  \.  iAO-  ^<>\  TENTH   YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B:, C:   TUES.DAY,   DEC '29.  7903.  1 -^xeb������T9AtMOFW������'mii4sraaErE>umuA?  lU'  IsfOTIOB  :<���������  '   ,  At a meeting of the Directors of. Simon Leiser &,Co.,,  .-Ltd., at their Head'Office, Victoria, B.C., .on'the 15th  inst., it was decided that the Cumberland  Branch, .com-  * - A  monly known as the 'BIG STORE, should  on and after  -. tbfe-Firtt of January, 1,90,4, be conducted as' a  CASH    BUSINESS.  and that'the outstanding Accounts-should'be collected.   ,'  j       Therefore,.tho������e~persons who are indebted'to the firm  of Simon'Leiser & Co.," Ltd,, are requested,to call nt their,  ^Office at the Big Store, and make satisfactory arrange-  ���������boentsJfor'the payment of 'such indebtedness. A  Simon vLeiser,- &  Co.,'. Lid.'  "A  5".f  ' f*-V.   . J*   r"v  FA  "a*  '-iT  '���������;   '   -������������������'^Ul!^,.-4?Sl*!..  Xrffas Eht'eriainments  Tlie children,of .Grace Methodist  Sunday School celebrated 111 'the  Church on Xmas night. A most in-  teres*ing.programrrje' was rendered  by the little ones;.after "which use-  * .      c        A      '-'    * .  ful and;psetty present's were distributed.'   ,  <���������        , -  ' ">'< <  ,   > * o =-^���������  V -���������  The-Presbyterian,Sunday School  r ���������/ t    r %   r  also held their "annual Xmas tree  " v   r J t  entertainment on the.same evening  1        1. * ��������� <��������� ��������� "���������       ^  in^the church. The programme was  much Appreciated; by all who' at-  tended. - At the conclusion Santa  Claus-appeared and*dispensed gifts  to the chldreh.   . '- 7 y ���������  and     lending    de3 ir.ui ms ;,   and  Messrs "' Leiser  &  Co.   for   articles  -kindly lent to assist in.performance.  -. The-Kindergarten Xmas tree was  held iu the City Hall on ihe 21sr,  arid' in spite of Jthe^ inclemency of  the weather was well"attended.*,. ' :  V  i'-i.  ir-.k  L  l*      "  -���������'2    x'i . .  ~,Z J-  '       J.   ���������^   ->'  1^     t  '^            T*   ^j-,  rts:  Micliolies ;& Renciiiift lil;  ^  - ft p --^   , J-t       *��������� ������ ������>���������    * " "   1, V   ���������t    -1 I*"   l4������-^^ " ������' *"  "* ^      t-     ''���������tit   'I '"I/ i'i - ' ^~,*>1'i*'*r'.. l       ' _(v *>.,.*���������      ^ "  61 YATES.STREET,    VICTORlA^B,\ Q.  I'- Justreceived'largo'^liipmerit-cf "<"  ' 1   ~* IC.  f^f i\  - I  f 1':,^.^  f.L  "' ,'-������^  ^  '- \-  . CULTIYATORS,   SEED^DKTLLS * AV'HEECHOES, Etc:  '  - . VEIWI-ATESTt. IMPROVEMENTS.        ��������� "        ./       '    *  rf'' '       Call and see them or write for. catalogues and prices. ' ' *  Telephone 82.  Sole Agents for B.C.  P.O. Drawer. 563  WHAT YOU.MAY WISH TO ,CHOOSE  FOR THE HOLIDAYS    ..    ..    ._.  OUR NEW  CATALOGUE  Will, give you more ideas'and suggestions than  a   week   of  shopping   could,   and   at your   own"  nrcoitic       ������������������ ������ ��������� ��������� ������ ��������� * ��������� ��������� ������������������������        ������ .  1568    ILLUSTRATIONS  Printed on FinecTone Paper and'fully described  And priced. *. Suggestions how to furnish every  room in the house���������all free for the asking.  WEILEB B  M  HIGH-CLASS  Victoria,  FURiMiSHINGS.  CUMBERLAND  t  CHOICEST MEAXS.  KEPT   IN    STOCK.  h.  ,  .- '  AT   THE  FOLLOWING  PRICES:���������  ���������^  'BBlijF,   Fore Quarter. .......... '.So. -pe*  ���������lb  BKB^,  Hinii Quarter  .9^c.7;.pe.  lb  ;'S H'bu.LDER S TEAKS.:.,.,... 120.^0'  lb  KUUND STEAKS.,........   ,.14e. po  iii  PURLOIN .STEAtv.^ i.......; .l������o. pe  lb  bOiLlN(> BEEF.. ,   . .  Oo.yuid 10c. pa  lb  JviUrTQN,   V.EALa.iid PORK���������at.equ  lo������.  priovia.        -   ':'...-  Your patrf>n.'ige is Cur*lia!lv irivit'. d,   a*  ad  all  ordera'M ill .Lcr proiipt!. d.-^ivered.  ���������crnee  FROPRiaTolki.  For  Preserving Jars,   all  sizes,  Rubber Rings for (.ame, and Sugar,  enquire prices at the Bi*r Store;  by  ''sedoing-you can save money.  WHILE CHOOSINa YOUR   '  Xmas : Present  Remember that a nicely, ornamented Cake, with name iiisrib-  ed, would be a suitable gift..... ��������� ,  ALSO THE  Real Scotch Shortbread  .'������������������'������������������' .In .-Small'and Large Cakes,.  CAMPBELLS;   BAKERY;    ��������� ���������  The Comox   Bakery and   Confec-  * tionery has a large'consignment ui  the ''.-Finet-i.  Csndy.  up  last   boat  Call and see thera.  "*������('"   ''" i'    rt      - r'\-fX " *- 1'  :TneflospitaL;Beii*lfit entertain- ���������  ment took.placelnii-the 23rdv in the  Cufcib'fefiaiiid hall.'-A*large audience  greeted the){y6ui[g,performers. The  first,part"of the prdgrammecbrieis*  ted'of'instruirien'tal  and vocal sel-'  ections,' recitations  &c..The second  was'given'to   the   production of a  Christmas Idyl ���������"The Holy^ight'/  - "The guitar and   mandolin*select-1  ionCby/W. aricl';\Irs/(Tillespie and  Mr. Winningham  were  mach.apr  preciated^calling forth  an encore.  The numbers > given were , **Under  the "Double March''and ^''Song,of  the Nightingale", eafch  being  well  execu-ecl.-TIie .recitation "'Faithful  unto Death''- * by^Mrs.- ^Collis' was -  giyendn.thafclaciy/s U3ualfault1ess-  >t3^JeT,bWiig'naCu^al, easy jand grace-  ful.*"a"������.d,4n,ot'o.ver'done,'a<������'i8 usually,  "the* case With-.amateurs. It is always-  a.pleasureVto::listen'-ta Mfri.Hill,\  ������������������ f * - *j       \  and-ln-*rsong, "Fly forth eweotdove"  ^was'exce.lently sung. The"-action-'  song ������������������Dolly, d6Uy"^by little' Eva  Willi-' ins and 'Madge" DowdalLwas  prettily executed, and they were  forced to respond to -an encore.'  Miss Collis played a sweet old German folksong "Lorely"on'her violin  accompan.ed I'j^her  sister . on  the  pianofoitfi.   Great   merriment   w.as  1  excited amo- ������   the young folks by  the performances ��������� f  Master' Harry  McLean and his coin pan y of bandsmen, who   p.'oved to   tlie elders his  wonderful powers of mimicry in the  sketch  the "Gorman ^Bar.d". The  tall policman in the -fireman's cap  was  taken  by     .James     Bennie  "Brainy Bowers"  was represented  by Joe Rees, in a tall silk hat, and  the "tenderfoot"  by  D.  Hayraan.  Misses Short and   Mounce  treated  the audience, to some  piano-forte  selection*. These were played under  a great disadvantage owing   to the  piano not  being  quite up  to  the  mark.   In the "Holy Night" Misses  Flora and Bessie Mcknight distinguished  themselves in  the faithful  portrayal of  the parl3  of  " Sister  Irene" and '"Peggy" the waif    JMiss  Ethel Sh .rt, as the colored child of  the streets, took  her part excellently, keeping the audience in roars of  laughter.    This being the first appearance of the Misses  McKnight  and Short before an audience, they  deserve  the greatest.1-'-'credit for the  able manner in which they undertook the parts assigned' f.hem.   Miss  Short acted the part of the foster-  mother faithfully.-     The choruses  were all played by Miss C* Mounce.  The.closing number " Star Spangled   Banner,"   was  taken   by Miss  Minnie 'Murdock,   dressed    as,   a  " Wabash  C^irl,".after   which  .the  en ter lain ment; closed with the singing of the National Anthem.  The Masonic Ball.  -    1 /  A more successful function than  r  the ball/ last evening bv the  Masons "of Cumberland has never  been given in'Cumberland before.  Over a hundred dancers contribut-  -  f" r f* ,  ed to the,pretty pcene. : In ihe case  of this notable event the elaborate  preparations gave the necessary as;  surance of an evening's enjoyment",  "arid patronage'followed as''a .natural consequence.   The hall was most,  artistically decorated, the brilliant,  display-of color in   the 6hape.of  elecliic lights, .hunting, flags and  emblems,'produced ah  effect, that  .cannot,easily be effaced from me--  ���������mory." ,  The  orchestra under the,  leadership^of Mr May of Nanaimo,"  contributed their/important part of  the. festivities^ in   a. satisfactory  manner.   " Dancing~cominenced,r at  -9.451*' ''-':t The /scene ^ was one that  will'long*:linger-in, the mem'ory.of^  ^those'present, the evening dress-of  fthe    gentlemen,,   and, ,t,he  'pretty  gojvns of the ladies, contributed to  Hfie effect* which was enhanced by  the mellow glow from the festooned  lights. - >Nor'^were > the cosy corners  omitted.'  -The stage-in the hall had'  been utilized for this purp ise,'/anTd  was  adorned   with-lounges, setees-'  and every tiling  necessary.' to   thes  com tort of. the (lancer.' ;fAt midnight the1 gue- ts ^adjourned ,'to'the  supper 'rooms, to wjii'ch��������� special Ve-  ���������'ference   mu&t^jbeAriiade,   arid  for,  -which* Mrs,-Piklet'Vdeserves ^much-  -biedit,-for the-sexcellen<e:of the fare  HAS-     .  ABRIVE.D  .; AT -THE' '  ..   . 11--  1  y   ( ;,  r     t *��������� r ���������    j      t '  f  With the'Finest display of    /      '.        f  XMAS, toVs, Etc?,  !     ' ���������.     ,>c...'''  >:    '     '   .    Ever oft"ered"in this district.  ^ 14 INCH >KID u     l=U. H������ir '  Stuffed^Siumg-^Body, BiSque Head,'  Glass Eyes, /Bisque^Armb.* RealShoe**./  and Imitation Stockings for    . 25ctS  y      REMEMBER    14JINCH.   '.      ;  *��������� j  (*>  t -i  y  Come early and avoid the rush. ([ Good* ,J  delivered: 'l '>  ,i-  s'.i'VWj  DUNSMUIR AVE.  Cuxab������rla*nd"  1   J  'v  ���������1 .."**���������{'  "  Xmas Toys, etc., sold cheaper at^  Cheapi John's.this year than ever  *- y> ~< i -.      -. > j ,>  before.       '-     7 ,     "��������� - ^' -y:<   A ���������.-  A large number of turkeys' for *  Xmas.have arrived at the Cumber- ' ^.y  land "Meat Market. %AU prices. ������ ._ '^ ;  AYpu-.ca~n.gek Pit Bddtp, Qveralls^ . Ai  Pit Caps, &c:, atiock^ttom.pricea. - _ A  at the Corner StoreA^ ��������� " - "/V*,'^",', vi&-  ���������;v'We regret to vhear. .that Mr'T*h-l;*. 'fi  ptoVided.' --   Ample' justice'.������vas"a'c--  "corded 'the' delect'ables,*^hich-graceU^'  the ^festive   boards "ihei'-apartment-^  being also prettily decorate'd,'-   Too  much "praise  cannot ' be 'bestowed.  ' upon the committees in charge for  ���������the  thoroughness of Ahe  preparations.    Dancing was continued un-  There  til well ini.o the morning,  were 25 nujmbers on the programme  not including extras. Through  'careful consideration'of the innumerable details which must be1 attended to by the committees Ahe  affair was made one that will long-  be remembered by the guests who  were present.  ���������The management desires.to thank'  Mr Clinton  and   Mr Colli*- for the:  loan ������;f flags; Mr J. B. McLean and  .-on, and Mrs Stuart, for assistaace  COUNCIL   MEETING.  Present���������Mayor Grant; Alds.Mc-  Fadyen,_Bate, Daniels and Short.  Minutes read and adopted.  Accounts���������Water   Works   Co.,  $3; J. Roe, lumber, $53 97; Leiser,'  $1;  office requirements, $2;   Frank  Monaco, rent for pound to 7th December. $4 50.    Referred to Finance"  Committee.  Clerk read financial statement."1"  ' e ('''*  In response to a request fn in 11 e  Narfaimo Eoaid of Trade, re extension of railway to Comox, it was  unanimously decided to draft a  petition to the Provincial Government and circulate the same, ���������asking that steps be taken to 01 iiig..  about this result, at an learlydate;  Aid. Bate moved, aeconid6d;.;byv  Aid. Daniels, that a votie ^thanksy  be tendered Mayor ,Grant;for: hia;  efficient services for th'p'^'t'ermA  Carried. '\  '-.'   '.. A  ���������Mavbr Grant thanked the'CciurA  cil for their kind.resolutdqh^a^d^or :  their valuable/assistance ytovihin^-;  during his terrniof- officel ���������  A resolution' y-v^ts . ajiso..,!,nas������e'd?'.".  tliaiiking the'':;"(Sl:erfe':foi.j his-pain^;'  taking Eeryicf.s...;  C ou n ci 1 .-arvi |h urn ed  j{-  ���������'-V'j- -J';'J  X   . UOfo  1   "'"���������..���������'-���������"'-"���������������������������;.'>T1'  ���������Wihiiihg  - Magnet'^fe^'h"  Store'j- ;  Number for dressed.4^rfi 402;i?.wiTi-a-������  ;biippsition.^orvbpe;w.OJe'luc������atiye^V^'^  This   is a keen-loBs ^vthej fechoal'J,  - Male teacher8'a^bi^Ljf|ittde^ever^  where and this need'is {beginning ta':' J a  ������ "      .' -"*,.j'.  be ^realised  by"b'dth>:-parentsj and"*'-���������"-;,  trustees...   Mr/raaheSc'ame highly-; ^-"A/  recommendedy;*he haataughrfor a  number  ofyeais^ 'aiitf  filled   the .  T*>       .   l���������ry        ��������� -* *  position he held'.herewith marked ,!  ability.    ��������� We,--Would ^jieeommend   ,  that wheuisT5ch;,'tlesiTBLbie teachers;  as   Mr  Tahner.are'ob'trtirred thatA  proper-ki cognition in.vthe matter of  an   inciease of  sararV-'be made in  order to retaip^thepiA ..  1 Hon'c^rVariif-for 'ev^ry dollar iB  what you7^!a^tiTfe.Cpfrner Store. -'  . A '14. inch "Kidi I>oU< for:oiily^25  cerits;:at;the"Magn<JtT-Ca'sh Store."  yi.':i     .--iii   ���������/, .j-'iA-^.f".? '    - l  .*.,Ladies!-jackets -.ands Capes just  tcA-hahd' at'th'e'Big' StoVe.  ./ On;sale at thevCity^eat Market  ���������on 'W-ednetday' :a  consign ment of  ''tijvfeeys.ancl crabs': ..'They will be in  ������������������]>rin������"ecor.nitioii.and -just the thing,  for New Year's dinne'iv  "*��������� Have'-"you seeii.,our-.short Erect  Form-' Corsets ^at -Jifty cents.     The  same -quality''is ' usually  sold  at  nearly tv\ice the'pr.ice.-rrStanley H.  lliggs. J'' /   ���������   '   ������������������ ^.'-^    ���������  ,   Don't forget "to call'at the Comox  Bakery and Confectionery for your  Candy 'and   Cakes,** 'or  any little  thing that you may choose.  iji Two French engineer's report hav-  ling hear4 beayy c^hi"Qii,ading while  tunneling inan extinct volcano at  anWltiiutiextf 3,400;'feet; the sound  having been transmitted more.thau.  iOOmiles through .'the earth.  ,-..CalLandy8ee the .watches at the  nBig:Store-.r v/r ,y -u.;o!i:-' ���������   __.  .^Xmaajb^' et<5p ^bing "like hot  cakes attthe:MkC.!&-::A  5"TSf3.tp$daf^sj^fe/t^^^ Watch. .  A  G6':iind-':get.youf ;Xmas Toys, etc.,  SfiMy'frrft ?.'CHe������Tt:*������F"6^ri,s   so   as  to  a^Kl;itfee:xush.,s?   &>r>~>K  a-;t Bn-sure^aud^btEHi'a chance ou  vtMieoB^So^^^e^liven away at  ning'nuifihS^Sft^etraiffi^^ ������������ffliS������������<-'W&--' r  '   1  I  aa������*i^aCTOGKerta������*awuju^wuwiiiiwiiijii**rim  itM-jn-UKnimi  m.*ww*mrx:MKMi>*  C=r;oeoOoCoC>cOGoC'OOo  O '  o  I ONE.PLUS QUI  ������ S5QUALS-WHAT  By   FRAPJK   CtUSWICK  o  O  o  o   ^  O  o  'opvvisht, 1002,  by  tho  ' S.  3. 31cCiure  Company  JOQOOOS  o  t:  c  '��������� ������  c  ?g  ���������   is  a  e  G  c  c  G  c  - &-,  i       i  '* ���������    {  \i   ���������>  I     '    ������,   .rt     '.  ,  '6   r  .'".���������'  ���������.; .*j.*.-  eoOo-OoOoOoOoOOoOoOoOoOoOoc  '"'Girls, what do you think?   Profess  orr Storm  proposed  to -me lasr night.  So siily!    Why, I never mot him until  ,    tlie institute opened.   We v.-ore coining  Sionie from the concert, and he"���������  Miss' Lingard's laugh in:; accents  reached the door of the cloakroom just  as Miss Waters ami Miss Burrows  went out.  ."Silly! She is the silly one! Ths  most conceited g'irl 1 ever knew!" ox-  claimed Nellie Waters, snapping a rub-  Jjor band about lier notebook.  Alice Burrows stooped for an imag-  futtry raveliug in her .skirt binding, unci  Lor friend did not see her --.uivcrhig  lips. "When she1 stood erect once more,  , they were joined by other teachers  and passed down the corridor.  The first hour  was given over to a  lecture on  chalk  work 'in  geography,  but Alice was deaf lo pedagogic sug-'  ,. gestlons, blind to the vivid  drawings  ��������� ,of tbe,faddist who held  forth, before  the teachers of'Tucson county; assembled'for the annual institute. j Above  the voice of the speaker raug insistently the words of Hattie Lingard���������"Professor   Storm   proposed 'to   me   last  night."    ��������� '  Well,   why   shouldnH   he?   thought  ���������,'Alice despairingly.   Miss Lingard was.  rioted beyond the confines of the coun-'  ,ly as'.a beauty and, a coquette, just the  sort- of young woman who would nt-  ;-tract a, studious, earnest man like Mr.  Storm.   Yes, why shouldn't he?   What  '.'did  be owe  quiet,   gentle  Alice--Bur-..  ro***s?   He bad spoken no word of love  >  to her, and yet��������� ������ Her'cheeks flushed  [r crimson, and she bent her face closer  to tbe notebook, whoso pages were still  unwritten. r It hadjillbcien a. mistake.  She had misinterpreted the.actions of  this   grave "young   professor  who  for  , two years had 'conducted the classes in  mathematics'at the' institute,    Perhaps  it had even been unmaidenly for her  tb read, the clear depths" of his hazel  ������ycs.    n  ������-'  Tbe  morning" dragged  wearily.    At  - noon.her appetite failed. By the opening of .the afternoon session a maddening headache possessed  her.    During  .-tlie last period of the day her section  - must report to Professor Storm..'   She  .would have-excused herself and gone  liome.'.only  that every one knew she  . must5 only sit in tho depot during the  ".. hot" August afternoon.    Mervale;  her  ' home*  was  but a thirty, minute ride  from the county seat, and to please  .  her invalid mother Alice made the trip  each day, thus depriving herself of the  small social functions arranged for the  ' evenings in honor of the visiting teach-  ors, a humorous lecture, several receptions and the concert  '. Protjssor Storm had asked her to attend the concert with him, but she had  been    forced   to    decline.    Now   ,she  .thought,   with   increasing   bitterness,  tli&������'-"he had quickly consoled himself  - Ia. her absence. . Perhaps if, like the  other   teachers,,  she   had   boarded   in  ' town���������      '  ���������"If any. of you failed to grasp the  -method used in that last, problem, I  wi'fi be'glad'to remaiira short time and  "go over ifr������again."    .'    ''���������-  y .What, problem?    Alice  pressed  her  ".Stand to her forehead and glanced hurriedly at her notebook!    Blindly she  .���������clutched at'.her. pencil.    Half a dozen  teachers    remained,    and   - Professor  Storm  was-stepping  down   from   the  platform.  ,PIo reached her side.  "What.is the trouble?.   Are you ill?"  ,IIe glanced curiously from the clean  ���������page of he'r book" to her flushed face.  i-"or a few.seconds speech was denied  .(hor.    Then she replied calmly, almost  ���������coldly:  -.* "I fear my mind wandered. I missed  the explanation entirely."  Storm looked at the clock.  "You'ha'vo forty minutes before train  firao. Come up to my desk and 1. will  &(> over it with you."  Mechanically she followed his work,  wondering if the ordeal would ever  tnd. But her voice did not quiver as  she rose.  ."Thank you. It is quite simple now  ���������as simple as. one plus one equaling  two."  She ���������*told' the fib unflinchingly, but  ficr eyes*did not meet his. The other  teachers had gathered In a remote corner to discuss the absorbing question  ii3'to���������'whether hats should be worn at  the reception to be given that night  by the local woman's club. Storm laid  a cool, shapely hand over her feverish  one.  "1 "wish," he said softly, "that you  ���������would, let me teach you that one plus  one equals���������just one.   May I���������Alice?"  It bad not been her mistake, after  all. lie had meant���������  "Girls, are you ever coming?"  It was Miss Lingard's voice, just  .outside the door. Then Alice remembered and drew away her hand.  "Iteally, Professor Storm, if you advance such propositions as that I  shall lose faith in your knowledge of  mathematics."  And with a metallic laugh she hurried toward the cloakroom. Storm  looked after her jrith eyes first puz  zled, then hurt. He bad never pictured ber as a willful flirt. And she  had led him on. Yes. -she had! He repented the words .'-gain and again as  if ,io smooth his rufiled  feelings.  The next morn:::-; Miss Waters' was  (vnitk'.g* on the depot platform for her  fr:<������ud.  "'Oh. Alice.' yo*- ou.'-rht to have been  .-it th������ recvptso'i  !;.<"l  nigbt." she coru-  TJie female who is homily enough to  ston e- ^V-*':, isn't a success when it  30rr-0SJ A ** owing  a  street  car.'  i  nifiitcd   as   tlr.'v   wailn-  school.   \vln-j-  '���������Such   !���������:������������������!*..<  Ilattic I.irtg:  th  H>v.*ard< the  :���������*������������������*ituto  was  !    Thai   little, brag-  rd,<, was the  laugh-  stock,   it set';".-* ch-.' wants to mar-  !'i������?li  held  ga it,  lw-c*     ���������-���������-'        -   -     ��������� ��������� -           ry I''red Baker, whoso father owns  near!;,' nil the stock- in the ''Tucson,  baiiiv. SIio hoped to. rou������o his jeaiqusy  by ilirJng with Professor Storm.' That  is why .she starve-1 the story that he'  ,h:ul projjosod to her, and thoy Kay. she  ov-':i asked him to take her to the con-  c-"i*t. Well, sl\o did succeed admirably  ���������:���������, :o'.:sing , Fred".5 jealou.i.v. ar.d he  ���������.-.-.������������������������������������Mivcly refused to take her to the  lvccptioii inst iiiciht. and siic had such  a <lroani of a divan too. She had to go,  with a couple of girls. Imagine ITattio  !,i:i:i'!rd doomed to the society of girls  on a long \yalU home under the trees!  \-A oven I'rofefisor Storm appealed on  th'o sc-o::e lo console her. 'I believe he  saw throngli her trick because he was  so cool to her last niprht at supper.  We"sit "at the same tabic. 'I don't believe he ever had, any 'idea of proposing to her,." , . r ,  'cMiss Writers ratTled"'ou Qf^he even-  ing's 'pleasures, but Alice/ heard nothing. Sli'j could only think that perhaps the idle boast, of.,a pretty, vapid  girl had ccmo between her,and lifelong  happiness. A mad longing to shriek,in'  hV-r misery, to 'strike the'girl who,  caused it ,all, suddenly possessed"her,  and she walked,like one.in a dream'to  ili'e institute doors.      A    .          '''  .Tin-;period'-just before the noon recess was given over to mathematics.  Professor Storm - was qu let, '��������� collected;'  authoritative as .ever during the lecture hour, at ;tiio close of which the  teachers, rejoicing , iu their'freedom,  ��������� hurried toward,the various exits. 'Alice  was almost at the foot of the, line.  Miss'Waters called from the doorway:'  ' -Alice, '.dear. wiil. you please bring  my algebra?   I left it on my desk." '   ..  With   downcast  eyes "Alice  reached  for the  forgotten  book. '   It lay on a  desk just in front of Professor Storm..  A faint flush tinged her cheek, and her  ' hand trembled. . . ���������   ,  He stepped to .tier side, and the chattering voices of the outgoing teachers  almost drowned his words. ���������  1*1 hope vou are feeling better today.  No headache?" ��������� ,; .  J"or an'instant Alice hesitated, then  raised her,eyes to his, and-courage to  make right the wrong came to her. -  " "I have.been solving.a little problem  in mental arithmetic, and. with the solution comes relief."  "Yes?" he said eagerly. "Why didn't  you let me help you?" "���������'  ���������  The   room   was   empty   now.     Sho,  leaned forward just a trifle; her glance  met his, wavered and-fell.    .  "It was so simple���������just that one plus  one���������equals"���������  "One!" he exclaimed triumphantly  "I felt sure you 'would 'find that answer if'I were patient."     .   ���������  Tho fool says'"'I'll take things as they  come," ljut the uise man goes after v. hat  he  wauLs  Some people think that, if they cam-m,  be great themselves, it , is almost the  same  thin-i  to "chum   with  a gruat  man.  When   a   girl   begins   to   speak   of  a  male,  acquaintance   as   being   a   man   after   her  own  heait it's  hi.\, fault if he, doesn't get  It. -      ,  "  To-day the empire of Japan'has a pop-'  ulatiou of 45,000,noO. In 'Other worilo.  she contains ;LG0 people within a square  mile.  According" to astronomers the Star of  "Bethlehem, which conducted the wjse  men Lo the birllipltice of .Jesus, will appear once  more iu  1930  or 10JJ.  ' The   guides   UMch   aad     Henri   Fuhrer,  with a tourist, ha*7S o'*tccceded in makiui;  the  descent  irom t\l3 <"Jungfrau  from tho  eastern   side,   which hcu never'before bEcn^  done i      '  As riches and fa^ or forsake a man, we  discover him "to be a fool, but nobody  could .iind   it  out in   his  prosperity.  .. Ii  "Rut   few  worsen  show   discretion   in -the  selection  of  things  to   be  left 'unsaid.  I Tow many people believe us when, we  blame our fits of bad temper upon our  sensitive nervous  system. ������  ,    It   is   probably   a   woman's funny    bone  that  makes her 'laugh  in  her, sleeve.  No man really feels his importance  until'after'his wife calls his attention  to jlho fact that he is somebody.���������Milwaukee Sentinel.  Notliiii-   Doisi*  For  Him.  . "You claim to have a regular occupa-  pation," said the kindly old lady, suspiciously, "and yet you are asking for  assistance.   How does that happen?"  -Lady," replied ^ Weary Wraggles,  withliis baud on his'hearf, "I am tellin'  ,:yoii de truth. I am de.man what sees  do sea serpent at de seaside resorts,  and'you know what a dull season me  aud de snake has had! Dat's why I am  rcquestin' a small loan of you."���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  Warranted  We -joill'not sell a watch that  we cannot positively guarantee.  Do not understand from t'nis (net we.  sell Watches of extravagant price  only.  Our No. 915 Silver or Gun  Metal Watch at $6.50 is a  warranted time-keeper.  When we state that we sell Watches  Jr. price as hig-h as $700,' you can  judg-e of our great-assortment,   y  Write for our new catalogue.  Ready for delivery Nov. 15th.  It will cost you nothing, and  it may be the means of savin ���������������>* you considerable money.  OYRIE BROS.  JEWELERS  118, 120, 122 and 124  Yonje St., Toronto  The   lsv/.y   man   wo'11 Id   rather   sil,   down  a.iid   hope   than, go   after   a  certainty.  A givat decrease r.ns been i-c:ted hi Ireland in (he number of prit-onuts sent to  penal servitude during recent years. . in  189*2 there were 4=71; in 3 901, '29'2, 'and  in  1902, ,270/ .      , A-   -.  \ 1  ealth  Fop fficnihs R!rs. Wyies Lay a HeBpSess Sufferer From Nervous  Prostration and SraduaSly Grew Weaker and Weaker.  -  ���������' ���������..*'-  .A cotton umbrella often proves; ;> bet-  ter friend in a l'tbiiibtonu than a bilk  parasol'.1     ��������� ' .  A friend is a ni'an who can forget our  faults, but few -men have such bad memories.    ' / ��������� . ' '  'Some people seem to tind'a great. djjal  of'Comfort in the" thought that they'arc  misunderstood. -������    n    ,  Recent   statistics      show   that    serpents  kill -'more ,p'eriohs -iii   India -than   in   any  other   country. . jJuring   3 901    the   number  of  victims   was^SS.SlO,   and   it   is   estim-  I. .  ated .that almost,   if  not   quite,   as  many  were killed in  1902.,,. l  Mrs. John Myles, Sr., of South  Woodslee, Essex 'Co., Out., is- well  known throughout the surrounding  country because of her work, among  the sick and suffering and it was on  account of over .exertion in' this regard that hor .'health broke _ down  and, she lay'weak and helpless, a  victim' of nervous prostration. Doctors could not help 'hor und she1 resolved to, try, . Dr. Chase's , Nerve  Food. ��������� As a result ��������� she has been  thoroughly restored , and by recommending this treatment to others  has been the means of bringing back  /health and ��������� happiness to' many a  weakened and, discouraged .sufferer  from, diseases, of tlie nerves'..  Mrs. .,'Myles writes- :-������������������", When ''!��������������� began the'use of l)r. Chase's Nerve  Food I was* confined, to my bed-with  what-, the , doctors said'was nervous  prostration.'My-stomach -was ��������� very  weak and I could, nqt! sleep at all  for' any leng'th of "time". Nervous  chills and trembling - would come  over me at times and 1 seemed io  be getting weaker and weaker  the time. There were', also pains  the top of the head which" caused  auich  suffering  and anxiety.  After  using  hall'  a" dozen " boxes  all  ���������con  me  ��������� of  Dr. .Chase^ Nerve'Food I began to  gain "in" weight and to feel stronger.  Since then 1 have been gradually restored to . health and in looking  back can say that the improvement  has' been --something wonderful. ' I ���������  used' in alL .forty boxes of thisopreparation and feel it a duty as well  si's, a privilege tb recommend it to  all who are suffering from nervous  "disorders. Several        persons     to  whom I have described my case have  used it and been cured and "J. am  sure that I owe' my present-good  health, if not life 'itself to,. Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food." <}'-  Nervous -.. prostration ' and ekhaus-  tion-*" headaches, dyspepsia, A dizzy  and -faintii-'gyspclls, paralysis,' locomotor''ataxia, feelings of weakness,  depression, r, and despondency ������ are  oyercome' by,''this treatment, - work-  ���������ing'. a's/it does,' hand in hand, with  nature. Though, "gradual, tlie results are 'all, the more certain and  lasting, ,and_ by, noting your increase,  in weight',' you'can prove to vour  satisfaction that new, 'firm���������,'flesh.-  and tissue" is being added. :���������'" Fifty  rents a box, six boxes for >Jp2.30.  At alT'clealers, or lidmanson",��������� Bates  &. Co., Toronto.  ITe   is   a   poor   humorist .   'whose    jokes  may  be  seen  coming-  a  mile  oil.  &���������   ��������� .���������-.'��������� .. "���������!  o  Mind Tliis* s  II makes no difference - '  S  whether it Is chronic. X  ���������cute or inflimm������tor/' ^*j  Rheumatism ' I  of tbe muscles or Joints <S  1 j IH1 ������  cures and cures promptly. O  D Price* 35c������.an<l SOc o  i ������  5 ,,       " <j  |>CkCHCHK^&r>������HKH������i������H������������HKK^C^  ���������r\d ever  In the public eye and in everybodies   ;.  mouth.    Always reliable������������������popular everywhere.  J. M. FORTIER, Ltmitecl, MONTREAL.  ttnBKBamnmmmacammmmrtmmnKzrimmiM mi n i-HmgauBHigreani  Water Ireexes- every nit-ht of the year  at A1to v Cruccro', in Bolivia, while at  noonday the sun is hot enough to 'blister the flesh.' '    '  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.  Love is  a fire that is dreaded  l-y those  who   have  been  burned.  The prem cannot be polished without  friction, not the man perfected without  trials.  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.  There arc people -.vhp seem to take  more interest in bur a (lairs than, we, do  ourselves. ��������� '    '.' "  OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS'OF.MlLiJNG EXPERIENCE^  Wl������^^4iW  i5."'*.c:i*^V'-'>"':',,3/-*  2&F-  'Wife-  Our histor}* of "Millers for a Century" is a guarantee of having- learned thoroughly "How To make it."  In the brand ". Ogilvie's Hungarian" the. word  Hungarian typifies, the..very-.best process of milling that  the world has yet discovered. Every pound of Ogilvie's  Flour is now made by The Hungarian process. In this  you have "HOW TO  NAME IT.'V,;.     _        '.'.,. /  The Royal Coat of Arms against our signature "is  Royalty's endorsement of "Best Quality." They-know.  They use OGILVIE'S flour, from choice. It makes bread  for the King's eating, as well as hundreds of thousands  of his loyal subjects. This; is " How users  like it."  ELS COxfd  I  I  m  c  >.v*f!������  Mi  ill  n  4  M  w  i  k  .'if'  I  4  1  i  4 $fc������-*  <V  0  1/  Q. HOPE JONES  ��������� He Lectures at  Bold Valley  on the Progressive Man    &  H '���������  . [Copyright, 1903, by C. B. Lewis.]  elTIZENS of Bald Alley���������With-  ' out waiting to express my surprise and delight ovei* the fact  that_ twenty-eight citizens of  fthis, progressive, go ahead town have  bought tickets and are now seated be-  ��������� lore me, I plunge at once into the sub  jcct of my lecture by exhibiting'to yon  h picture of Adam.       ,   ��������� >-  This was not drawn from life, but  you can depend upon its being so near  the original that Eve would hello at it  ' if she were among the audience.  , Adam, as wo all know, was the first  man. Jsature'had got through with the  rhinoceros^ the kangaroo and /the dodo  and wanted to produce something a'little finer. She therefore handed out  Adam.  As you here behold'him he'is'nine  feet tall, weighs GOO pounds and lias  hands like hams and feet like washboards. His shoulders arc humped up  to his 'cars.. Ii is knees sprung inward,  and it would take ten porous plasters  to cover the length of his back. < ' " ,  He was the only thins like it on tLo  face'of the earth at 1hertime,.but how  Eve could have fallen in love with hiin  is beyond my lime. Task youc to particularly observe his countenance. It is a  cross,between a bulldog and a buffalo,,  and he'betrays no sentiment beyond.fc-,.  \ rocity.   -    ' -  '^  As near as we .can, make out, Ad.iiif  held,tho boards alone for about thirty  year's,' ��������� and' then there came' a .second  man." Notice nature's' progress.'- She  had reduced the, weight aud bulk and  shortened up the length. The ferocious  expression *of Adam's 'face has been  softened up in this. Scniiment had be-  'gun to find lodgment in- tho human  breast. ,This, spoond man didn't go.  around uprooting trees and bowling  elephants over,-nor did lie, live on raw  meat, alone. lie built a hut* and sat*  down and whistled and had ..thoughts-.'  He is lop shouldered, knockkneed and  cock eyed, and he couldn't have found  his way from Jonesville to Ilobson's  Corners, b&t ho was an improvement  on Adam. " .'A'    '      '  , In due *timer the third man came  along,' and the artist has done him full  credit, jllis length is down to" seven  feet, and, hist bulk'is "no longer that of.  She had reduced height and bulk again  and done some paring down.    In fact,  tin this picture she has "produced a  fairly perfect man. We" of today can  find fault with the length of the neck,  'the width of the mouth and the hump  in 'the'middle'of the nose, but there  was no doulSt that he was(calied perfect in hi<* day and may have taken the  prize at a beauty show.    t  I now call your attention to a series  of pictures bringing man down  from j,  Ihe garden of Eden to the year of our  -Lord.    Nature  progressed slowly, lint  Burelv.  There was a heap of tinkenmr  and touching��������� up, but she had patience  and a/deft hand." Humanity 'was also  getting in its work, and men's faces no  longer looked like a pound of butter on  u platter. Improvement did not'stop at  the year 3, however.' Nature co:*-  tinucd to improve and alter right along  to thirty-five years'ago, ,when she was  satisfied with her 'work and sat back  in her rocking chair to rest.  Ladies andgentlemcn, I now place on  'the easel the portrait of a perfect man.  and I stand aside that an \7.7~ ?������e it.  Thanks. Thonks. Your applause tells  nicQthat in tliis picture yon, recognize  Q. Hope Jones. 'I do not-,wish to be  charged with conceit or,egotism; but no  man can help his looks. - .  On the one caselt you behold Adam,  on tho other Q. Hope. I make 1his comparison that you may see the beginning  and the end���������the crude sample and.tj.ie  finished specimen. Thanks some more.  Applause is ^ always welcome when  spontaneously given. i       ,  "Wliile my lecture may-'seem'superficial to somcv the'thinkers will discover' tho'nioral Tying beneath the surface  and profit by it. 'It is with the" kindest  feeling on my part1 that I say'tp oneand  all of. you, be honest���������be truthful���������be*  upright. .Don't wallop your children 6i>  larrup your'wives.'^ You may'be tempted to* lie forty times per day, but don't  do it.  Other liars arc sure" to catch you  There are daily temptations to steal,  but keep1 your hands off other, people's  corn. By stealing with vigor and'industry you may get a fow.dollars'ahcait  of the game, but along comes the sheriff some day, and .where are you? Don't  loaf about. There.is a delicious satisfaction in sitting-down In the shade of  a grocery and'whittling a r pine shingle  and trying to outlie everybody in the  crowd, but it doesn't buy potatoes for  next winter.       * - '  ��������� Don't poison,,your neighbor's well,  shoot his hogs, steal his wife or burn,  his barn. Livc'at peace' with "all, and  let your motto be, '"Onward and upward.'' -���������' r " . ^ "  , Thisr,closes the regular lecture," and if  there is ^anything more to say -I will  say'it after thevhat has been passed  around and returned to me. T may parenthetically and pathetically' observe  that the inan who don't chip in at least  10 cents had botter adopt the motto of  "Backward and downward."  M. QUAD "  NEW FANCY -WORE.  SMART  FASHIONS.  KINDS ADAPTEDTO CHARMING DRESS  ACCESSORIES/  Easy Embroider?- For Leisure Mo-  menfiA-A Very Stylinh Cloth Stole  Iu Gold" find WJUite-iAn, Excellent  Idea For tbe Decoration ot BioaaGH.  Among the feminine'pleasures of an  "-' autumn vacation season for many women is certainly to be reckoned the opportunity,^ affords "for the' fancy worli  t  "ADAM, AS WE AfcL KNOW, WAS THE FIKST  ".   '     ������������������ MAN."  a "M-ifjSimri corncrib. You will notice  tliat his "ears are the size of flapjacks  his nose stuck on mobt any way and  his 'toes turn in, but you will also observe the human expression of tho lace.  You can see sentiment there. You  can bet.'nibney that he smiled in his  dreams.aud cussed when things went  wrong during the day. I have had  men say of this picture that they could  trace tho sentiments of love iu it, and  that the original was probably lookiug  around for an eligible party with some  cash or cattle, back of her.'  My fourth picture represents a well  known Biblical character���������Cain. lie  has been held up to the scorn of mankind for thousands of years because  he killed his brother Abel: but do any  of us.know what provocation he had?  Perhaps Abel ought to have been  killed long before he was.' Willi that,  however, I have nothing to do. I made  it a rule twenty years ago not to go  bacik beyond General Jackson's administration, and I shall stick to it.  .1'..simply/ask  you   to   note  the  improvement in man. The ears have been  pared down and set on at a new angle,  the nose has some shape to it. and the  .chin has come up out of the neck to see  what it's all about.  The back is a little  too humped for manly beauty, and the  toes turn in too much for'good football  ��������� work, but let_us look at* the face. Even  if he has killed Abel you can see 50  per cent more of humanity.   Gain felt  'that he had a soul in him���������that he was  .'"something  above the  bellowing   bulls  and   lowing   cows   around   him.     We  agree that it wasn't exactly the square  ���������   thing for him to kill his brother, but  we will also agree that he was the only  man who could travel ou his shape up  to that date. -  My next picture represents man fifty  . years later thaii Cain.  Nature had been  e::pe:'-mcnti:ig   aud   learning   wisdom.  i Seieiitiiic.  , The girl's father was a physician, not  in the least given to sentiment, and he  did not Avant his daughter to marry.  So the young fellows had rather a hard  time' of it. 'One day a particularly  reckless chap sent her a song entitled  "There's a Sigh In tho Heart."  By some chance it fell into the hands  of the father.  "Who ever heard of such wretchedly  unscientific stuff as this?" he said.  So he wrote on the outside this message and sent it back:  "Mistaken diagnosis: no sigh in the  heart possible. Si-ihs relate almost entirely to the lungs and diaphragm!"���������  Philadelphia Press.  A  FIhw  In   tlie   Honeymoon. **  The young husband shook his head  disapprovingly.  ���������'Lam afraid. Maud." lie said,y'that  you will never- understand mother's,  method of utilizing trifles. Why, moth:  er, with jusc a scrap"'or two.' would  mako as nice a pie as yen over saw."  The young wife's eyes sparkled.  "Well, John Bifiiingor," she said in  chilly accents, "you can make up your  mind once and for all that there '11 be  a good many scraps iu this little domestic circus of ours before I attempt  any pics 'of that sort."'���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  Enjoyment.  "So your family went to the seashore  this summer?"  ���������"Yes." answered Mr.. Cumrox.  "Did you have, a good time?"  "Fine. Stayed home, smoked a pipe  in the parlor, ate onions '.whenever I  ���������Vanted the.ni and played ragtime tunes  on the music box^ But 1 wouldn!t"have  mother and the girls hear a word of all  this for the world."���������Washington Star.  Willie>nd Sallie.  "A woman's sighs do. not always Indicate her weight. Willie."  "Very true, Sallie. And it's all right,  for a wife to reign, b.ut not to storm."  ~Itoller~Monttib/A A ;''   :  Coats Maile of Suede���������IHTcat Finishing  Touches   on   Plain   Gown*.  The smartest things' which will be  beloved of Paris later on are the coat9  made of suede 'in greenish gray and  brown tints and dark myrtle green.  Naturally the cloth skirt must match  exactly.       '  It is the finishing , touches which  count on the simple morning gown.  French women put into the simplest  gowns' the most exquisite stitchery.  Even the tailor "made gowns show a  certain' amount of fine stitchery.    A  i- :  :   *"     ANEMBBOIDERED STOLE.   _    -   -  {Gold   braid, , cord  and   ribbon 'en   white'  cloth.]  , .       <-  which is crowded outof the ordinary^  employments of a busy life. To many  a feminine niind "there is ' something  eminently soothing and restful in plying; the. needle,< especially when the  work is undertaken without^fear of the  Irritating interruptions that often prevent its satisfactory "completion \>r result in ,inarring its^ prcttincss.  The embroidery - here illustrated is  thoroughly - suitable for pick up work,  light'' easily, ar*i .quickly executed, just  ���������such as to serve the purpose of filling  up the leisure"'moments'which every  one'is likely to haye at command during the next few weeks. Th'e stole is  of very fine white-cloth. The interlacing lines of' the pattern are laid  down i\\ narrow gold{braid, the little  ���������posies andjsprays of flowers being in  delicate ribbon work, the whole lined  with white silk and finished with a fine  silk cord and tassels. It is a charming  idea, well worthy the attention of those  who are about5*to make a round of visits, for which a novel, aud tasteful  piece of embroidery is always a satisfactory part of one's equipment.  Tho second illustration - appears at  first sight to be a considerably more  ambitious undertaking than the first.  though in -reality the 'piece of work  represented is perfectly simple. It is  one of the embroidered blouses which  have had such success. rJ#hcsc delightful blouses are carried out in linen,  canvas,  cloth,  flannel or other  rnate-  Cl.iatt AiBDncmenM,  "Don't you think the amusements of  many society people are very nonsen-  sleai?" '��������� V.-./.  "Sometimes." answered Miss Cayenne, "but not as nonsensical'as the  amusements of those people who amuse  themselves by imagining-how society  people  amuse  themselves."   -  imnuoiDEi-rcD biiOUSE. ���������'  [Light.cloth worked in scarlet and blue.]  rials, cut out after any good pattern  and traced ready for '.working.- The'  model .illustrated is embroidered in.  scarlet and blue washing'cottons witli  capital effect. The various parts are  worked and put together after the cm-  broidery is finished. Silk embroidery  and spangle work are also used on appropriate materials.  TAFFETA SILK GOWS.  very smart brown serge' frock had one  of the new skirts cut just to clear the  ground, 'all around, with three deep  flounces edged with a red and green  narrow piping of embroidery. The  waist was arranged witli a cape shaped  collar of the embroidery and had two  narrow box plaits back and front, finished at the waist with a red suede  band.  In the picture is shown a, silk gown  trimmed with tuckings, little tassels  and insertion of yellowish lace.'  JUDIC CHOLLET.  The  Way  to Float.  This is the advice of an old swimmer  to those who cannot swim: "Any human being who will have the presence  of mind to clasp the hands behind his  back and turn the face toward the  zenith may float at ease aud in perfect  safety in tolerably still water. When  you first find j-ourself in deep water  you have only to consider yourself an  empty pitcher. Let your mouth and  nose, and not the top of your heavy  head, be the highest part of you and  you ,are safe. But thrust up one of  your bony hands aud down you go-7  turning up the Uandle .tips .over the  pitcher." There are reason and logs*'  in this.  Tolerance.  Tolerance is a calm, generous respect  for the opinions of others, even of one's  enemies. Tolerance is silent justice  blended with sympathy. Tolerance always implies wisdom and kindness. It  seeks to convert others from error by  gently raising them to higher ordeals,  by leading them to broader lines'- of  thinking,, by patiently helping them to  help themselves. Tolerance*, does not  use the battering ram of argument or  the club of sarcasm or the rapier of  ridicule.���������Selected.  EVENING   DRESSES.  Collarle** Govrn*  Still Worn���������Whito-  Spotted  Fabrics.  A 'few dressmakers are cutting the  demitoilets slightly decollete, but the  very best models have high, transparent collar bands. ��������� Collarless dresses  will be worn for restaurant dining, but  by.  they 'are .generally   accompanied  wide strings to a hat or a tulle'chiffon  or feather stole. *  ��������� White spotted fabrics arc,smart.,   A   ���������  very ' charming   ring  spot 'on ' a1 soft'  ground, made up over a'silk'orf satin  slip and trimmed with the always pop--,  ular Irish crochet or Valenciennes lace, -  Is one of the most popular of evening'  gowns for a young girl.    Many/such.V  gowns have beautifully shaped waist- >-  bands of black panne, which seems.to-  correspond <so admirably with a black,  ���������picture hat and give a'note of,distinction to the al) white frock. -    ���������    .-*-  ->  , The cut shows a black crepe de'ehinc ^  gown having a'collar of cluny lace and l(  "niffon rucliingsv <"  JUDIC CIIOI.LET.  fkftl  ���������Til  ~. 1" J. '&  - *fi ...  ',-,  Tlie  fli-fht Time  to  Stop.  .,      ^  "Mother,'dear." said a. frank youn*������  woman to her parent, who had iasc-.  been giving her a lecture, "if you would-;  only stop when you have scored (your*  point and said what 1 feel is a truth,  3*011 would make so much more impression, but you always go on and on an/1:  say so much that it puts us both out of-  temper, and you lose all the advantage-  you have gained."  Many people make .a mistake by not  stopping at the right moment.    Many*  a truth would be carried home to a culprit and do good work if it were e/3&  diluted with discursiveness to sucfi an '  extent that its effect becomes obliterated,'but the fact is that the generality  of people talk too much about everything,   themselves,   their   affairs   aud  their   neighbors.     Talking   never  does  any good, and it is apt to do a great  deal of harm.���������Philadelphia Bulletin.  Painful.  Johnson ��������� Does . your    wife    speak  French? ��������� '  Thompson���������She thinks she does.-  Cure For a Homely  Hat.  Floorwalker���������I'm very sorry, madam,  but I can't exchange this hat for you.  Mrs. Smithson���������But my husband does  not like it!  Floorwalker���������Then I'd advise you to  get a divorce.  Not to return a benefit is the greatest  sin. but not to confer it is the earlier.���������  Ssjieca.   ���������-    >.   .  Telling Time by tlie Porch.  Tlie oldest system by which men  have told the time of day is sundials.  There are sundials still in existence  since long before the Christian era. In  fact, they have been found in Egypt  dating1 before the pharaohs. The Indians and wild nations told the time  by the position of the shadows of  trees or mountains. The Chinese have  carried the art of sundials to perfection aud even today use pocket sundials instead of watches. One Chinese  watchmaker has arranged liis front  porch in such a way the shadow of the  posts tells the time by which to regulate the watches.���������Ada Paterson in Pilgrim.   ... _. ..    .    . Tlie  Fan   a*v   a.  Xninance. l  I wish to call attention to a tew facts  regarding the use of the fan in public.  The result of thoughtlessness in its  use is a stiff neck for somebody who is  so uufortunate as to havo to sit directly in front of one of these waving objects for an hour or two iu an audience room. In some persons inclined  to be delicate the nerves situated in ihe  back of the neck aro extremely sensi-'  tive. and a little continuous, fluctuating  breeze is decidediy aggravating, and:  one experiencing discomfort from this,  cause will someti-nios be unable to hx  'her attention upon anything else.���������Mrs..  J.. ;I.i.-IJaldwin in Ladies' Home Jour-,;  mil.  Worn   Sheets.  Worn sheets may be made to last a  long time by turning their sides to the-  middle.   To do this tear down the middle from end io end and sew the two-  selvages together; to'form' a new  middle.   The sides will then require to be-  hemmed,   and   it- is   a   good   plan   to.  strengthen "the. corners by sewing tape-  along them for about two inches each  way.   The tape should be of the same,  width as the hems at the top and bottom, and it;-will be found of great service in preventing the sheet being tori2j.  by thopegs when hung to dry.  JVo   Short  AnsircM  From   Her.  "What was that Spillink said���������that  his wife had.never given him a short*  answer?" ' '      i  "Well, it amounted to that. She declines to use postal cards in writing to  him."  How many friends have you to whom  you can truthfully say, "Yon never offended me?"���������Atchison Globe^ __^_._ TV  -��������� -"*r.:r  ���������^    ;  ������SJi  1  II  ii-. .  |!'".       Q   I.  C. H. TARBELL.  High Grade Stoves  and all Kitchen Requirements  ,SPORTSMENTS .GOODS  cAGENERAL. HARDWARE  JOHN McLEODS  FOR FIRST-CLASS  '     CANDY, FRUITS,  ,.  '"_     ,  CIGARS &'TOBACCOS.  DI5ALKRS     IN  BBANTFORD ,  ���������    '...MASSEY.-HATIRIS-,  and other High-grade Wheels.  Wliael anil .Gun Repairing  NEATLY ft PROMPTLY DON&  t  llakenol %be oelebrated  Solar Ray  Acetylene   -:    Machines  3rd St.*.  Onmkrland  lanalm^ Cigar factory   ^  -��������� '    ' , ���������   ���������  ������������������ iAi  SMOKE  ENTERPRISE  CIGARS  BEST,    ::    ON  EARTH.  Maunfactured by    /X  P.   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No pen can tell more fully * UY it ��������� the  BE8T   on  earth _        58���������TWELVE-PAGE PAPERS- 52 gW One Dollar a Year  Brimful   of   new-  from    everywm-o   and  a  perfect   feast  of special   matter   flu-b-eribe  for   the'" Cumberland News,"    and the    "Weekly Inter  Ocean,"    ono year, both Papers for $2.oo *r   St.ictly in Advance  "^TTave made.arrunp at, with ihe Imor Oeeu..,   1������> ������h.oh   ������e   are   u^blcd   to  '   crive our readerB the above rare opportunity of getting tHe'recognisml best Repub i-  L newnpavcr ������f thi, U.S.., *...l the ni-^ri th��������� low rat. of  ������2.00  in-tead' of  the  regular rate of  *3,o������ for th, two. ,     Subscriber-, availing th.n,������eWes  ol   th a  oflor     .  Zt ba fully paid uF and ,n advance.    Must be for the full 12  months   under thi,  offeif.          *���������  TX3IE   ..���������lT���������iTIO'3^3^���������;'.;���������EJ^,^  M  Iii PI  iis^i'). id. w cim  '*'>. to. w ciiS  a 6 ������ W  m  TTf<ttniwwv:ic>Mir+^wJ-sx*u*y**v  5. MAKAWQ, Proprietor.  Hard-Burned and  ordinary Bricks.  Fire  Jiricks,   ...     ...   Pressed and OrJmary,  Drain- Tiles���������-    ...     ..;    3^-; 4111., and 6m.  Fire--Bucking of all kinds .to order.  s. s. "City of Nanaimo.  Leaves Victoiia Tuesday.'6 a.m., for Nanaimo,   calling'at   Musgraves, Ve-  ,.    suvius, Crofion. Kuper, and Thetis  . Islands first and third Tuesdays of  each month;  Fulford, Ganges, and  Fernwood,   remaining Tuesdays in  each month.  Leaves  Nana.mo. Tuesday,-5   p.m.,  for  Comox, connecting with s.s. Joan at  Nana'mo.  Leaves  Comox Wednesday,   8 a.m., for  "N.inaimo   .direct,   connecting   with  tram for Victcjha  Le.ives N.inaimo Thursday, 7 a.m ,  for  Comox and wav ports.  Le'ive-- Comox  Friday,  7 a.m.,  for  Nanaimo and w.iy pons.  Leaves   Nanaimo  Friday,   2   p.m.;   first  and third Fridays of each  moi.ih   to  Gange**, remaining -Fridays   of  each  ni.jnlh to Ladysmith.  Leaves Ganges or:-.Ladysmith Saturday, 7  a.m., for Victoria and way ports.  VANCOUVER -TSA.-N AIMO ROUTE  8;-v      ''JOAN."  Sails from.N-inaimo 7 a.m. daily except  Sundavs.  Sails from. Vancouver after arrival of C.  P.R. Train No. 1. daily except Sundays, at 1 p.m.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  "     A JUNE 1st,  1903.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No, 2���������Daily  A.M.  De 9 00.....  " 9.'.>S....  "'V.).U....  " 11 00  P-M.  .Nanaimo. ..  VVeilirigten.  Thousand Mile and Commutation Tic  kets on sale, good ovei rail and steamer  lines, at two and one-half cents per mile".  Special trains and steamers for Excursions, and reduced rues for parties may  be-arranged for on application to the  Traffic Manager.  The Company reserves the right to  change .without previous notice, S'.eamers  sailing dates and hours of sailing.  Excursion Tickets on Sale from and to  all Stations, good for going Journey Saturday ind Sunday, returning not later  tlian Monday.  Geo. L. Courtney,  Traffic Manager.  St. AhftjjjS'.f!tippi*-.  ' QUAM IQH AN,   B. C :" -;'  A Boaiding SchooVW girls,, with" department for orphans, pleasantly located  at three miles from Duncans;; Station.  Primary and Preparatory English Couise.  'Competent Instructors for .Piano and  Needle-work. Cutting and Fitting -.also  taught. Board and Tuitiori, $9 .1 month.  For particulars, address���������r'  SISTER SUPERIOR,  Tzouhal'em.P. O.  Al,     O.     F;  pOUKT DOMINO,   3518,. meets  the last Monday in tlie month  in the K. of P. Hall.  Visiting Brethren invited.  17m 12t  'tt..  \  . .Victoria . .  .. Coldstream  . .Kueuig'f*. .  . Dunoan'i'. .  No. 4��������� Siinxiay-.  P.M.   De. 3.00  Yards at  Poar-OppicE ADJJ������H������?t  on'���������������������������Bay..".  '��������� 12 85  .  Av V2 53.." " .  WEIiLI.vG  No. 1���������Dail  A.M.  . Ar.  7 03  1*'   TO  VICTOKIA.'  -No. 3���������Sunday  De. 3 00  De.   8 00  Wt'llingtou...  ������'    8.20 Nanaimo,  VI  ���������M  m  1  , .J  ������ A 'j-'H-Cir  .1  IN   '  THE   CUMBERLAND   NEWS  Issued; Every Tuesday..  W. B. ANDERSOK,       -     -       -        EDITOR  The columns of Tuu News are o'p-.n to all  ���������wh'/wish to express therein v'mwu o matter. ;���������* public iuttrtf-jL.  While we do n.tt hold ourselves   re-   ">n������i-  Me for the������utterauces of corres-JOudeD.**, we'  reserve   the  r a'nt   of   declining   to   iuser'  o-nmuoica-iun'- ut necessarily pc-roonal.  TUESDAY,   DEC. 29 , 1903  HONEY AS AsFOOD.  It Ka of Great Value a������ a Medicine  aud Highly Nutritions. '  "Starch" and sugar .when eaten' undergo a digestive change before they are  assimilated. In honey this "change has  been made to n considerable extent by  the' bees. It Is easy of assimilation nnd  concentrated aud furnishes' the same  element of nutrition us sugar and  starch���������imparts, warmth and energy.  As'a medicine honey has great value  and many uses. It is excellent lu niost  lung and throat affections nnd.Is often  . used with great^beneflt in place-of cod  liver oIL Occasionally there is a person  with whom it does riot agree, but most  people can "learn to use it with ^beneficial results: Children, who have more  nutural appetites, generally prefer It to  butter. Honey is laxative and sedative,,  aud in.diseases of the bladder and kidneys it Is'anf excellent remedy. - It has  tnueh the same effect as wine or" stimulants.' without the Injurious effects, and  'to unequaled In mead, and harvest  drinks.   As an external application, It *  " is irritating" when clear and soothing  when diluted. In^many' places it is *  much appreciated, as a remedy for  croup^ and colds., In preserving, fruit'  the formic acid it contains makes a better preservative'than sugar sirup, and  it is also used in cooking nnd confectionery,  i,  lit early times, it Is said. -Palestine  flowed with:mhk and honey'���������-but we  have-far more of both today than .the  people of any'age ever had: Honey  does not injure the teeth as candies do.  ,- Hea 1 ill.,       i^j___  '    Patti Made.His Reputation.   ���������    t  "Adelinn Tutti was not always sCoeh a  ���������'gold nilne" to managers us some unij;  .'suppo>i'. "Kays.Leslie's Weekly. ' Whon  'she visited Now-York" In 1SK0. tier man   .  ager/signor Lugo, overreached .biuisi-U -  l������ystarting out on a ten'dollar a.-linis-  f - el on,, basis, and the venture was a ilnshi  -clal'.'failure.'- notwithstanding    Patti'p  'great,artistic success.' She ,sang  to u  fourteen hundred dollar house on tlie  iii al-night and on the second to $4<X>  She'got discouraged, as it-was her own  venture, and gave it up.  The late Henry B. Abbey, who was  .bold in his speculations, then engaged  her and her company at $5,000 per con  cert. He began at Wallack's old then  ter'at Thirteenth street, giving scenes  of opera, aud the concerts there ayer-  . aj-ed over ������7.000 a performance, but he  lost iii the out of town concerts $20.-  ooo.;    ' -  A little later, being asked by De Vivo  to take Patti to San Francisco.  Abbey  ".'replied: "My dear De Vivo. 1 have goi  enough of Patti.   I  lost $20,000. but 1  n-ude a reputation."  Vtaocte "Who Foup-ht and Ran Away.  During the Spuinsh American war. at  tho recruiting station in St. Louis, the  following, us related in tbe (iaiveston  News, took place between a reci ulting  oiheer and au applicant who was of  Irish nationality:  It O.-How old are you?  1. It.- Don't know, but Ol must be  fluid enough.  R. o.���������Haye you ever been In the  army?  L R.���������Yis. sor.  R. o.���������Have you ever been In any battles?  I. It.���������OI have.  IL O.��������� What ones?  i. FL���������Oi've beeu in all ov thero.  R. O.���������������������������Were you in tho battle of Bull  Run?  1. R.���������Oi was.  ' R. O.���������Did you run?  I. It.���������Vou bet Oi did. and them poor  divUs that didn't run are there yet.  i     .''������������������'' ������.'���������" IrioalUts.  ;    Idealists  aro persons   who profess, to  'I deny'the existence of material  things,  land claim that'ideas,   beliefs and   foc;.-.  ���������������������������re all that thereare in.tho world. , k'or  ', example, vrs aro never ill; we only fane;-'  ! or believe that we are.    If .we had full  jfuith that "we yy-eve well,   we   would be  ��������� so.    There ia something; in the ide*>", tor,  !every one  knows ' that   the   min.-I;' has  ; much to do with the   condition   oAt.A  i body.    It   is   entirely  possible to euro,  .wine-diseasas,���������by' persistently  believi-^  tliKt thiey do not exist and acting accor.:'-  .iii."ly.   Bnt all maladies will not yield to'  suoh treat/ueht.  >   "Venetian Hospitality.  Whatever' might '\'have " been" said  against the Venetians, they were a  hospitable people���������this. too. in small as  well as in great, matters When, for  example, in 1476. an embassador from-  the khan of Tartary visited the city  and it was known that the khan and  his suit carried but one shirt apiece in  their bags, the senate formally voted  20 ducats that they might be provided  with additional shirts,' which were ac- ,  cordiugly made "alia tartarescha" and  presented. We can imagine how the  good councilors and citizen's would en-  Joy this kindly little jest.   .. -  J t  Pinned Fnlta to Ply-month Heclc.  Tbe dominance of New Englaii'ti sen--  tipient in matters of ancestry aud ear- <  ly history was illustrated nt a certain _  meeting of women  In  New  York  the  other day when theflrst-Knglisb settlement waB spoken of as having been  made in Jamestown. Va.' -  "Why. ,1 always tliought It was In  Plymouth rock J" exclaimed a daughter of New England. <- '.'And so did I,"  "And I," echoed others, at least half  Of tho women present, all of them supposed to be well educated persona, be-.  ing of that opinion.  i ���������  Rot True to N������tnre.  A favorite Joke in cheap theatricals  ta a gay old "man who Is running,  nrouud after the young and * pri-tty  glrie. rt'a not tru������ to nature. Young  and pretty girls soon tire of an old  do j- They do not pay him any attention and say things that hurt his fooling*. 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Among the  many ��� unpleasant tasks
- which fall to ,the lot"of "a concert agent
' not the'least difficult'is to decline the
. tempting. .offers    of   certain    virtuosi
without  hurting ��� their  very   sensitive
feelings.     . . '.. v���
.When Pan Ogle Trepanowski wrote
to me from Poland in this sense, nay
- first impulse was lo indite a very firm
refusal.    Heading his  letter a second
.. , time, hpv/over, I gathered from tlie
mixture'of English and'what, appeared
to be Volapuk, in which his intentions
were conveyed, thnt he was following
on its heels with such truly artistic
impetuosity that no reply could possibly reach him in time to prevent his
departure. ���,   -  - A
All his qualifications were duly set
forth. Of course his',"hJuf"(he inclosed
a photograph) and his'names were *in-
- exceptional; the rest I did not go into.
It was quite out of the question for me
- to run any pianoforte virtuoso on my
owd account, unless indeed it had been
the Paderewski himself. ''     "      "   ,'
On   the  morning of  the 14th   I  received   a' telegram   couched   in   these
terms: "Locomotive twelve liours per-
' mit that one encounters me to-the station, /rrepapowpki."  ' On solving this���-
'.' he hacl evidently got it 'word by' word
from a dictionary��� I gathered that the
professor was coining by way of Quebec on the .12 o'clock"���traiu, .and wanted
. to be met at the station.    *      *    -   ���    ���
I   went down   myself  and  saw   the
'   train in.' Pan���Ogle.was there���a private
.   rdetective could not have missed him.
He  stood well over six feet and was-
broad even for his height.  Despite the
' ' warmth of a. summer's day .he- wore
an- immense ,fur  lined  overcoat  with
���   collar and'euffs of sable.   .
He spoke English rather'worse than
he wrote it, but fortunately understood
fairly well what was said.to" him.    He.
was full of questions" about the series
- of concerts which he supposed I  had'
already arranged .for him.   I avoided
1   giving any definite replies as'well as I"
could,until we reached the house.   .
*   During-luncheon  I   was  saved  any
trouble by the artist's appetite, which
was well sustained and did credit' to
i    my v housekeeping.    We  retired to the
music room, and I got Pan Ogle behind ,
a big cigar before breaking to him Unit
I had not yet arranged any concerts.
,   I .told him' that many most deserving,
foreign artists spent their first decade
in New York in playing for nothing at
the   functions   of   wealthy  patrons   of
the art and in giving their services at
charity concerts, or, in fact, "wherever
two or three could be gathered together
to hear them.   I said that was a popular error into which all Europe seemed
to have falfeh.  1 -tokl him we were the
most musical nation in  the  world.   T
sank my voice to a confidential whisper. 1 said. ''The real reason we cannot
get audiences is that for some time past
listeners have been to a man (or a woman) better performers than those on
the platform."   '
Pan Ogle looked incredulous.   It was
lime to lead' trumps.    I said.  ''I  will
wager anything-you liko that the first
tradesman who calls at this house this
.   afternoon  will  play  you  any ,onc   of
Beethoven's    sonatas    you   choose    to
name.''
Pan Ogle laughed aloud.
"You make what you call ze fun, is
it not?'' he asked.
"I was never more serious in my
���'.fc\'' L replied. I rang the boll, and the
servant entered.
"parkin," I said, "ask the first tradesman who calls to s!f'
"Mr. Blunt, tho po ���
stail's now, sir." said
���������Well, ask  him   to
ment or two." * '
"Yes, sir," replied the i.npassive Parkin and disappeared.
The   door   opened,   .-.nd   Mr.   Blunt
walked in. .He v.*as in '..is shirt sleeves
and bad on the blue apron which seems
inseparable^froin the vending of pork.
"What can 1 do for you today, sir?"
he said.    "I have "inst started a  new
line of sausages which I can thorough-
��� 3y recommend.   I call them the Dir.iin-
iiondo   brand   merely   for  distinction.
Thc3* taper toward one end, you see."
I .suppressed a smile.
"It was not in connection with your
���or���profession that I wanted to see
you, Mr. Blunt.    Do you play the piano?"
"Well, I do, sir, or, rather, I did. In
fact, I very much 'wanted to go in for
the music ...when I left school, but my
father would not hear of it- He said
there was no mouey iu it. 'The music
business is" played but,' he would say.
''There are too on any at it.' But the art
of making sausages will always provide a competency for the few.' "
r'Quite true, Mr. Blunt," I assented.
"Now, tlje professor and I are at issue
as to the tempo of a movement in one
of Beethoven's sonatas,' and I should
be greatly obliged if you would play it
to us.  It is the first movement of opus
Then the
torrent of
up here."
':u Ichor, is down
....i-;n i
: .> ire. mo a  mo- j
The pork butcher sat down deferentially on the piano stool, presenting a
months; still to oblige a customer," and
he struck the commanding phrase
which begins the introduction.
Before he had played many bars the
pork butcher had disappeared and the
artist was -, revealed. The ,'colossal
phrases of Beethoven's last' sonata
were given out with a certainty, a restrained force, a nobility of tone, an all
compelling rhythm, which took the listener by the throat.
Pan Ogle .Trepanowski leaned forward in his chair and gasped for breath.
.When  the last chord   had1, died '^away
there, was a hushed pause,
professor burst forth into a
polyglot superlatives.' He embraced the
reluctant pork' butcher. He demanded
of me why such a player did not.devote
himself to the career, of a virtuoso. ' 1
assured him that Mr. Blunt'was a fair
specimen of the public to whom artists
had to appeal in America. s
"I don't know whether you arc aware
of it," said Blunt; speaking to mo, "but
your two servants are capital hands at
the violin and cello. They come around
to my house for:a trio sometimes when
they get a Sunday.oft'."     -
l,rang the bell, and Parkin again appeared. '      - ' .
"Mr. Blunt toilsome you play, the vio:
lin, Parkin," I said., "Please ask William to bring his cello and let us hear
a trio.',: " '������'-'.
: ''Yes, sir," answered Parkin, as'placidly as if I" had ordered whisky- and
soda.  ' ' ���
Ho' return qd almost 'immediately,
bringing his violin., William followevi
him. Apparently, disturbed-in "'tho act
of blacking boots, .his' hands ."arid arms
bore unmistakable signs of'his employment, this evidence* being eked-out by
a largo black'smear down one side"of
his nose. He carried his violoncello in
one hand and lfis bow in the "other.
��� "You did not tell me you played the
cello,': I said to. Williarn. .."I. want
you to show this gentleman how three
Americans can play this trio of Sme-
tana. Do you"think you can "manage
it?" ,    <-
I handed him the music which I had
taken from ,the bookcase." He laid
down his bow- and rubbed'-his hantl
ou his trousers before turning over the'
leaves with a gingerly thumb and forefinger.
������It-looks rather-stiff, but I'll have a
go at it, sir." *       ' ffi , '  >'
The "technical difficulties of this romantic work of Smetana arc extreme,
even when they are familiar,' but "to
render the composition at sight with
the freedom and. abandon which "it demands might fairly be deemed impossible." Nevertheless on this-" occasion
the astounded.professor heard a, performance wherein the complete mastery of^ the several instruments was
surpassed by the unanimity and poetry
of the rendering.
Trepanowski declared he had never
heard such an ensemble. His admiration was so frank and general that'I
began to ��� have scruples of conscience.
It was too late to go back, however. I
pressed him'to play. He declined politely, but firmly.
I dismissed the performers with
thanks for the exercise of their skill,
the professor adding many compliments both intelligible and otherwise."
When we found oiirselves alone Tre-
.pr.nowski remained silent.
"It is merveilleux!" he ejaculated at
length. "What then are your public
artists like?"'
"You   have  heard  D'Eugen?"   I  inquired iu turn.,
"Ja. ja.. He is magnifique:"
"Well, he left America.   Why did he
leave England?   You shall answer tho
question for yourself."
lie gave another shrug.'
"I shall think; 1 shall write to yon;
oue thousand time thanks."
I insisted on seeing him to the station. On the way ho was wrapped in a
gloomy silence. Only when we arrived
on the platform did he recover a little.
A harsh cvoioed porter was calling out
Hie various stopping places of Ihe incoming train. The professor touched
him on the shoulder. >
"My friend, what instrument do you
blayVhe asked sadly.
The porter looked at him in surprise.
"Chicago express,'' lie said from sheer
habit and passed on.
1 parted from the professor with
mingled feelings. 1 had begun to like
liini. When 1 returned home I found
my three friends. H��� S, F��� II���. aud
T��� W��� (an intelligent public .will.fill
tbe blanks), engaged on a Beethoven
trio.
I   heard   from   Trepanowski   in
time, but his letter was dated from
laud.   IIo   had decided  not to try
fortune in America.
eyed and pensive, with sweeping, eyelashes and high, intellectual foreheads.
Ben Jonson preferred a face characterized by simplicity of expression,
flowing hair and "a sweet neglect."
Cowper placed ' very high value on
cheeks of damask.
, '   Applied Dlctionaryltl*.    ,
-' Mrs. Mixitt, whose-husband recently
-achieved wealth, and asa result bought
200 feet of books for his library, found
much to, interest her in the volumes.
Especially was she taken with the dictionary, the study of which she found
to '.be a groat help to her, in conversing
with the cultured people whom .she
met at different places. s.
Some friends called one evening to
bid the Mixitts farewell before the latter left'for their European tour.
"Now," .said one of the friends,
"when you go to climb'those'mountains you be sure that you have a good
guide."
"We will." said Mrs. Mixitt. "I
wrote to Ihe landlords of all the hotels
where we -will stop and told them to
retain us, the services of their best
pathologists."���Judge. , ',
MY HEART'S
BT W. HEXMBCRO.
r-'iiHkitm   EcJioch. '���
A skirtomade in deep double flounce
effect is one of the novelties'.
- For street wear a black'kid tie with
taffeta ,��� ribbon bow and high Cuban-
heel is .strictly correct, and slightly
more dressy is a patent leather tie of
the same order forstreet or bowse.
Petticoats are an all*important item.,
Thoy  should be fitted  Avith  as much
care as tlie dress skirt, and the bottom
is a mass of frills and liounces.' ���   ,.
".No, Hortense; it is better so: better that avc should end this quickly."
��� '"I will not..' Do not repulse mc,
Lucie; I have so much for you ., to,
forgive. Do not be so terribly
hard." She drew the ������'girl down on
the little sofa. 'T will entreat your
"pardon for everything now and'here:
I, Avill not spare myself anything!
Pi have taught/you to be discontented
with the modest lot you had chosen.
I dragged, you about the Avorld, and
prevented you from doing your duty
to your, dying 'sister.. Forgive me,
Lucie. ' 1 never kneAv till now what
love and peace meant." She pressed the cold little hdnd humbly to her
mouth and lo'bked up with streaming
eyes. "Forgive mc, and show me
avc ha/vo made up everything,by staying' Avith us." ���
"l. haA*o nothing to ��� forgiA'e, TTor-
tenso; do not shame me by making
mo out a creature entirely without
Avill.of my own. I was not. a child.
Avhat ' 1 ' did and
failed        *. T alone
blame.     '-   And      let   me
too."   she  continued, ; as
Avanted .    to   speak;   "you
and'     for
A\*here      ��� ]
am        to
thank you
1 lortense ���
. With the loAv evening bodice a band
of tulle is ;draAvn-around, Uhj throat,
with a "smartly -tied "butterfly bow "at
the back.  A - ��� , ;     .... -   ,
. 'Fancy  stockings  are''very 'much  in
VOgtie.   ��� 'a,
Green will retain its prestige,'especially .in.millinery.  ���        ,   ".'
Brown, is one of tbe'very fashionable
colors.    .   '  "     '    ' *
Mohair now makes fashionable walk-'
ing suits. , a          ,-,'*.
.   Shoes must be smart- and adapted to
the occasion.         ,  '       -',
"Worse.
"She always said she 'would never
marry an insipid foreigner," said the
young woman. A
- * "She did Avorse," answered ,Miss Cay-
enne.-"She married,an American young
man who does his best to be an imita
diqn  of insipid foreigners.''���Washing
toh Star. ,. .. "v ':   ,'   '
. .After''-*  Barji'Jiin.
The iioav ' woman had-applied for a
marriage license. .
"How much?" she asked in a busi-,
nesslike Avay.      * ���      v
"Two dollars." replied- the clerk.
"Make it $1.08." she said, -"and I'll
take two of them."���Chicago,Post.
The  Skeleton at  Lnrgs.
"Do    you    knoAv."    she    said,   "the
Browns have.a skeleton in the closet?"
"Oh| no." he replied carelessly.   ,
"But I'm sure of it,"'she insisted.   '
"And I'm just as sure you're Avrong,"
be returned. "The comments I've heard
���ire enough to prove that that skeleton
3f theirs isn't in the closet at all; it's
wandering all over the neighborhood."
A  Reminder.
Ethel Summergirl���And won't you
forget me after you get back to New
York?    ;'
Cho'lly Penshover���Not readily. I've
draAvn my salary two months in ad-
\-aiiet1., and I won't be liable to forget
where it Avcnt to.���Judge.
due
Po-
his
Ideals   of Beauty.
Famous men and famous judges of
beauty have differed very greatly iii
their idea of Avhat constitutes it.
Byron liked glossy hair clustering
around a Avhite, smooth broAv; delicately arched eyebroAvs and glowing
checks frequently suffused with
blushes.
Spenser very explicitly described his
style of comeliness. Tt consisted in
"eyes like sapphires, teeth like pearls, a
forehead' like ivory, hair like gold and
hands of silvery whiteness."
Shakespeare's beauties always possessed a A'ery^ white and alabasterlike
skin. '',.-
Scott's heroines were generally soft
haA-c taught me to,know, much that
is beautiful and grand; tlie .remembrance of it and of you.\vill always
maKc me 'happy. Let me go,'' Hortense.  ,'I  Avill���I must!!'" ���
���'The master, begs that the ladies
Avill come'"to him," said a servant
i\i  the door.  . ,   ;      ,
Lucie ''took' .'n'p her'gioves. Sho
looked at JTorconse. . VCome,"-. -she
.said, "I AA-ant ' to. thank your .husband,  too.""       ���-.',-"   w ���
Ale lay on, the,.sofa, in his room;
his, arm -bound up. -A little table
Avith a'carafi'e'.of'water, some* broil-'
en ice,-and ail'the'little necessaries
needed ' f'at -such ; time stood beside.
him., Hortense' Avalkcd/up to him in
silence; and'-kneeling down by him-
said,'in a.sobbing A*oico: ,
"She Avill go. Waldemar; she will
not forgiA-c mc." *   - . '
With a, grave look he had stretched-out his- hand Avith* a paper in it
As-,. <hr^ afir*.'. . '       '
"Read,   Fraulein ",Walter;   the , tclo-
,gram has just come." '    '"
Lucie shuddered.      '    < ,   .,
.Oh, heavens!     I had not the courage to speak  of.it yesterday..'  Have;
,.von   news?     Hoav is.,the  baron?" .
.  Hortense   looked   inquiringly    from
one  to  the  other.
, "Your grandfather is ill;'it is-not
tdangerous; he"" has had, a'slight
-stroke." he explained, as he smoothed tenderly; her pale ��� cheeks." "And
now he Ay ants to beg" Lucie from
you. Mademoiselle implores her, to
come; she can not stand it any longer alone Avith the old man, ��� though
he is- not much1-Avorse than usual;"
and turning to .'the girl, he said:
"Will yp'u do this, .Lucie?" .;
She stood and looked out of the
AvindoAv Avith^ tired eyes.. It AA'as.
after all, , a "matter of suchr perfect
���indifference ,to ,her where she should
spend her days. A momentary
thought of Adler passed through her
mind. But, Avhat(had she noAv to do
Avith him?
"Oh, yes, Avillingly, if I can be'of
use,*', she  said,   listlessly.
"Lucie,   stay   hero,"   sobbed.    Hortense.     "Lucie,   I entreat you."
- She looked at the young wife, who
Avas     still  kneeling  by  her  husband,
clinging   to   his   unhurt   arm.      What
A\*as   there  for  her  to   do  here?     She
shook her  head   softly.
"Let me go;  it is���"
"ff     you, Avould  rather  sta-y  here,
Lucie," he began, cordially,   "belieA'e
mc you     aamII  alAvays   be  a avcIcouio
member  of the  family. Grandpapa
can  surely  find ��� another companion."
"Jso, no!     L  thank you.     1 Avill go
to   Ilohenberg."
"1 do not know but Avhat I ought
to scold you." he said, in a graA*e.
kind tone. "Hoav you did frighten
my po'or little A\*jfe. But I must for-
giA'e you. I.ucic, for but for this
fright I might not haA*e known yet
how much she loA'cd mc."
She took his olTored hand.
"J could not do otherwise."
said:   and   a  deep   blush   mantled
sAA-ce't to weep out a. soitoav whc?i
one is sure of possessing a great
happiness.       r ������   ,
Lucie did not A\*cep as she was
carried on through the darkening
evening. There aa*hs not in the wliolo
Avorld a single heart upon Avhich she
could Aveep���not one.  ,
Lucie arrived at Hohenberg the
next/ morning. A .light autumnal
mist hung o\rer the . landscape, veiling the , towers and houses oi the
toAvn. ' She had' no heart-beating
whon the train stopped at the little
station as she had had that other
"time when she thought she was hastening to' the happiness , of her life,
nor yet the painful feeling she had
at her .second 'arrival there. ,She.
stood quiet and tired at. the door of
the carriage, and handed Peter, Avho
greeted her Avith a friendly look,' her
little traveling, bag. They had tele-
garphed from Wottcrsdorf _ that sho
was coming. The fat gray horse and
the landau stopped before the station; she got in and droA'c through
the streets in the' stillness of the
early morning.       '   ��� ,
The Frau Counselor Adler Avas just
shaking a duster out of the vcMndoAv.
surprise," the
in  the   ,��� car-
she
hor
get
, "Aaa-.   Avhy
cigarettes?"
"My- aw���doctor
light exercise."
ordered   me   some
Wee  Bit   Dear.
Mrs.XewliAved���I made a big batch
of.these biscuits today.
MivNewliwed���You. did indeed.
Mrs.  NcAvliAvod���How  do  you
Iioav big a batch I made?
Mr.   Newliwcd���Oh.  ,1   thought  you
said "botch."���Philadelphia Ledger.
dear,
know
JM
Hartlly an   Apoloj
"I understand you said I Avasjaifool.
"You  are  mistaken.   1   ahvapf keep
my thoughts to myself."        -..���
cheeks.     '"FareAvell,   IIerr  Wobcr:
well  as soon  as  possible.     Hortense,
I   must  go   now.     KarcAvell."
"'What, walk?" lie cried. "Xo, indeed!      I'lease   ring",   Hortense."
The young wife A\alked with hesitating steps to the Ix-li. then folloAv-
ed   l.ucio  into   her room. #
"1. feel 1 liave been so bad���so
A*ery.  very  ba<1,"  she  aa-)iispercd.
"Why, Hortense? See. I could -stay
here. Vou     have Invited   v.\e   most
cordially. That L go is my oavu ''doing.. Farewell."' She swallowed
down her tears Avil.h a great effort.
"My things���will you send them after me? Do not got. ill, Hortense:
you look so Avh.ite. If you ever need
mo-���it might be���you know I Avill
conic. Can you*forgiA*e me that I���
It was only the; ay'is'Ii to be of use
to   you."
She A\-as already partly doA\*n the
stairs: the carriage was at the door
���the 'same one which had brought
here here. Hortense said no more;..
she had to press her lips together
Rightly that the servants should not
���^ear her sobs. ,
^^'.ty.AviJl take good care of your
grandfather," said Lucie, leaning y out of the carriage to
Hortense Avith. her Avhite face,
Once-again they pressed mouth to
mouth, eiasped hands, then the horses started-.;, and the .carriage rolled
through the dark. ' [
-Hortense turned, fled upstairs, and
AA'ept "upon''her husband's nock as if
she* Avould  ��� r.ever   cease*.-*: Hut   Iioav
and recognized, with
Avell-known pale face
riage.    ��� ,' ' A     ���
'-"There, noAv." , c grumbled to
���herself, "and now sin- is here again."
She stepped back AVith'a look'of annoyance, and killed a fly on the curtain with'her ���"'���loth. ."Useless thing!
Avhat does she want here? Frau
Hortense has, probably found out ,by
i his time ; what a burden she , has
taken upon herself and her family
AA'ith   this  friendship.','.-     ,   r   -       ���'
At the'door of the Meerfcldf house
stood mademoiselle.-Avith outstretched arms''. - ' .. - A , '
,��� "Oh, . quel- bonheur.",Lucie!" she
cried., "God- -bless you! Tt was
absolutcment, impossible to ,stand'it.
any longer here."    ���           ;     ,     ' -,.
,She pressed'the slight form'to her.
and   caressingly  led ,thc   girl   to'.   Her ���
room.   y She ^scarcely   let., her   speak;
���the whole history of the baron's sufferings. the,drea'dful shock Avhen'they,'
found   him 'Unconscious^   his" fits'"   of.
rage Avhen "he could' not make- himself   understood-:���all -was ,po"ured   in
a  ceaseless   stream   into   Lucie's, car.
Avhile   she   Avithout   the   least   - appe- '
tite   sat   before   the" steaming   collet--
and   held   -her .handkerchief   to     her
throbbing, temples.
"The night journey,'ma petite. Oh,
yes,' of'course, that gives one, a head-
H.che.' Ho\y js Hortensc? -Oh,' I'can.
well  imagine  hoAy heart-broken     she,
''is   at "your   coining  away.   "Do ��� not.'
scold  mc for "��� begging  you  to     come
to us. as  a��� sister  of charity,   to    be'
an     angel,    of ������ comfort  to  us.   > You
.have such a Avay .with you, .so-gentle
and SAA-cet, and. 1 am -so .jawlcAvard-.
T-can'not-turn and bend, and stoop
dOAvn. ' Come���the' baron is waiting
for A'bu most inula' ientlv." . < i ���
Lucie A\rent* across  to  the old
tlcuan;   -he was  lying,in a
arm-chair.    - V"        A ��� <��� -"   .A
"Lucie, my child,", he.said, indistinctly. "Avill you1 stay Avith'xis? I
.have become an old cripple. Thank
you, Lncie;" .lie dreAV her hand to
his. lips, in a courteous manner.
"Thankful," he stammered", "thankful to the grave!"
She seatetl herself by him and told
him about Hortense���how happy
she AA-as, and of her beautiful home:
about her husband, and Iioaa- devoted
lie A\ras  to  her. "���
"A fine man, a. splendid man,"
said the, old baron, and a ray of
ha},yiin'es.s shone out of his eyes.
As Dr. Adler entered the room . to
make his usual A*isit to the sick man.'
a slight figure in black .disappeared
behind the portiere of the opposito
door. He looked after her Avithout
recognizing  her.
"Doctor^ there are still angels in
the Avorld. A' little one has come to
take care of mc. I am so thankful!
Poor child! VA poor pleasure to take
care  of a half-dead felloAV."
Adler's face had a gloomy expression. "How do you feel?" he then
asked,   seating-  himself   in   his   usual-
gen-
moA'abio
manner,   and   beginning   his  examination  of his  patient',
Lucie stood in her old room and
looked about her. 'Nothing AA-as altered. There was the quiet little
garden beneath the AvindoAVs:, the
,yollo\v silk curtains of her bed canopy seemed to he in exactly the same
folds as before. On the bureau.
hoAvever.  stood  a  bouquet of dahlias
i&
and      asters,     and   a  few  late
that     seemed   crowded   among
Apparently     mademoiselle   had
them   there.
fCOTJTT^srr-'Bip.T
roses
them.
put
RniNM PoUnb.
A good brass polish is easily made
for less than the manufactured article..
Put au ounce each of pov\-dered rotten-
stone, some soap and ammonia into a
jug. Four on a pint of boiling water
and mix thoroughly. Bottle when cold
and keep tightly corked. Some people
vary this recipe by using lemon juice
instead of ammonia.
Serions, Indeed.
"Miss Summergal must be quite seriously ill. She hasn't'any'appetite-at
all."
"Oh. a girl isn't always ill.when she
lias no appetite!"
"But she has no appetite even for ice
cream and candv."���Philadelphia Press.
Didn't -Worry  BTerl
"Doesn't it make you angry.when
folks twit you about1 your failure to
acquire a husband?" asked the girl
who was doing her first season.
"Not me," replied the philosophical
spinster. "It is better to be laughed
at because you are not married than
not to be able to laugh because you
are."���Brooklyn Eagle.
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33 - /  ���������{-  k  ���������THE' 'CDIBERLAND NSWS.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Not   an   Antltority.  "Tou don't - pronounce that "word  right." said, the stranger, who'was doing Ills* first fishing in a northern Wisconsin ,lake. " "Webster calls it 'mus-  ,,kell tinge.';*  "I never bcerd of Webster." fiercely  retorted the old guide, "but I'm willin'  to bet'he never ketched a musky in his  life.".   - '    ������   .,        .        ���������    '  Her  Mojirnfnl  Jest.  ."So you decided to try light 'house-  - keeping?"  '    ' "Yes." said young Mrs. Torkins; "but  after a\*c had two or three gas bills we  /-.wished, Ave could try dark^housekeep-  *  ing."���������Exchange.'  There  ' never was and never will bo , a  universal-iiu.iiu.oea. ia one remedy, for all  ills to which (lesh is -heir���������tho very nature of ma'ny curatives' tieir.tr such that  were the geims of other and dillereritly  seated diseases .rooted in the, system' of  the patient���������whut,. would, relieve one il)  ia 'turn--would* acrgrrivale the other. We  have- however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable'ia sound, unadulterated state  j, remedy for- majiv/ and errievous dis. 33 y  ita gradual, and , judicious ,use the'frailest  systems are led into convalescence and  strength. by the iulluence which Quinine  e<*erts ,,on nature's own restoratives. - It  relicvef) the drooping- spirits oh' those  with ,, whom 'a.- chronic ��������� . state, of morbid  despondency and lack of- interest, in Ufa  is a- disease.; .and bv '^raiioudi'/.inir a the  nerves,- disposes to -souud and ' relreshing  sleep���������imparts ��������� vigor to the action of the  blood, which, beir.g stimulated, courses  through , the ' veins, strengthening, the  healthy, animal functions of the svstem,  thereby making activity a necessary result,'strengthening, the frame and giving  life to the digestive organs,' which naturally fieniand increased substance���������result,  improved appetite. Northrop & Ionian,  of,Toronto, 'have Riven to the public  their-Superior Quinine Wine, at the usual  rate, and, guaged by the opinions of  scientists, the* wine - approaches nearest,  perfection of a'nY-'in"-' the"1 ' market. AU  druggists selh it. '  Riches  come  better   after   poverty   than  poverty  after riches. -. _'' *-<  jVfonf of thei things  to  be  true arc not.-  that-seem  too good  C. ' C.  K1CHAllDS ��������� &   CO.. *"     ^  *' ,-  '���������   'Bear'    'Sirs'���������t" have  groat  faith   in  MINAKD'S.LINIxMENT. as last year  ��������� T cured1a horse of Rin^-bone with  ���������,five bottles. .,  Tt  blistered    the    horse.1'   but  in-   a  ^Rionth ' there  was     no   ring-bone  and  lao lameness'. ' < <        ' ���������> *  ���������  '    DANIEr,  3IUIICHIS0N".   /  ,   Four Palls.  IS".'Tt.'  '   The man  who is, really great is willing  to   leave'the ditcovcivv to  other  people  Tipolcs are man's best friend:.when they  \iorc him he' can shut them up without  giving*   offense. *       -  Hinard's Liniment for sale everywhere.  Why .is it that a man, always oners a  bunch".of theories to his,sneighbors that  he 'dods.   not  practise   himself ?  Cholera and all summer complaints are  so ouick in their action that the cold  hand of'death is upon the victims before  xhey are aware that danger is near ^lt  attacked do not delay in "-eitiiicr the  tiroper medicine Try a do.-.e of Dr J  I) '"Kellogtr's Dvsentfcrv Cordiul. and vou  will get immediate relief. It acts with  wonderful lapidity and never fails to "effect  a  cuie.  A'great deal' of knowledge,  not capable ot making a man  a natural tendency to make  and   arrogant.  which . is  wise, has  him   vain  "MS A MARVELLOUS TTCrXC ���������When  the cures effected bv Dr. Thomas' Kclec-  tric Oil are considered, the speedy aud  permanent relipf it has broupht o t>ie  snilTering wherever it has been used, it  must be reearded as a marvellous thing  that so potent a medicine should lesult  from the six simple ingredients which  enter into its composition A trial will  convince tbe most skeptical of its healing   virtues  An   Italian  has   invented   a   cloth   which  is   quite   impervious      to      any      weapon  Shots  from  a  revolver, which   bored holes  in   n   steel   plate,   could   not  affect  it  The Old Reliable Remedy  for Spavins, Ringbones, Splints,  Curbs and oil forms of .Liameusss. The  uso of ������ ningle botda'may doubl* the ielling-  pries of your horse.  GOOD FOR EVERYTHING.  DR. B, J.   KENDALL CO.,  ���������   De.ir Sirj ;���������  ' Gali������to������. N.M., Juno 18,19M.  I havo boen u>In|������your Kendall'* Spavin Cure for some  timo, I us>5 from twelve to fi:teon liottlcs a week and rind  it an excellent remedv for Spavina. Sweeney, Oell*  and all Cats and Swellings. I have two hundrsd  head of horses in my care, ���������  I cncloio a  stamp for your " TreatUe oa th������  Hwm  and Ui������ DiMaMt,"  Yours rery truly,  H. W. LAIMX  Thousands of K^n report equally good oroa-  parlor results from lu use.   Prlc* ?l 1 six for $-J.  address  DR. B. I. KENDALL CO., EN08BUR0 FALL8, VT.  to a strtcfcly commission firm���������Tbt  THOMPSON, SONS & CO.  Write to-day for    GRAIN   GOMIV315S50W MERCHANTS  l3  A  Do You Want  SOME ONE  TO  HANDLE  YOUR SHIPMENTS  TO CONSIGN  YOUR  CRAIN  TO A RELIABLE  FIRM  PROMPT SERVICE ANO  CAREFUL'ATTENTION  If so, the undersigned wants your business and. will endeavor to give satisfaction*  Cash advanced on consignments.     Reference:   Union Bank of Canada.  Ths oldest established Grain Commission  Merchant in Winnipeg1.  Grain   Exchange*   Winnipeg.  3. SPINK  ooao oros.  GRASN 'MERCHANTS, ,,  TitCKi-nosB 1490.      , P. O. Box 580-  Mclntyre Ocbck,  SO-*,   Winrrprg.  Wheat and errnin ct all kinds. Cur  Load Luis n. Spo- htlry. Regular(ad.  ���������vjQce^ on Bills of Jjrtdiuir.  Wi Ho or wire us for Tmele 15itls, or  Consign Voui" G1K.I11 to xin, winch we  will sell, for your Hiseouut, on your approval to highest bidder.'  MAEKET' REVIEW  , > i  '< (Compiled  from 'Hie Cn-riimeVcid.1).  Jl, hits heen' 'tin u.iovc-nLi'iil vtni'k in  wheat niurkel.s, but. tlio fooling has  lioen nervous and  moderate changes in  lo day. The course  speeulatn-e market..'; has  ���������up'.and  next,day -down,  expectant, .with  pr'ces from cla.v,  01  ces  the American  been one day  influenced- bv  t'han  the  principal ,inat-  ii  AND NO. MISTAKE  What Simon   V.  Landry  has  -say of Dodd's Kidney Pills.  to  the gxxs.sip of the^ market  more  by  a.iything--el.se;  ter 6t\ influence being ithe".recurring  rumor.s of trouble betweon Russia and  .Tapan. This keeps ,senl)iment bullish  and tlie market- prepared to respond  quickly to every, fresh report, '_ never-<  theless prices 'show ;i decline of -ic to  ,ic from awtjlc'cW. "In tlie world's  wheat,sit nation thorc is litth> or "no  change  from  a   week  ago.      In a the  States primary rxe'pts still vii.i  considerably'less" than hist year., although there -Ms / expectation'that  with lino weather making1 good roads'  deliveries, from farmers w-11 soon"*-increase. . This wcek._ there* has'' been  some talk of increased'export trade  at 4he1.Atlantic 'seaboard; ._b*ut as \et  the weekly exports are runnn'tg a{b-'otit  onlj* half , the ^quantity .���������"compared  .with., same ': tiine-y:last-jyeai*;.i': "'Other'  countries continue th'eh* largo ship-  iments - to Europe j. and. - visible, -sup-  'plics are " in'creasing'. Tlie"~g:row,ing'  crops in Australia nnd Argentine  continue to inake'-tfavorable .progref".s  and are another week nearer ���������harvest-  without any drawback.'..This season's crop* in', the Argentine is estimated' to, cover, Q.ooo.obo acres anch-  tteerbphm eSUniates thecpresent out- ! 'I083 anc1  look for the cropt in that'count rv-jt'o  indicaxu a yicld/pf^probalilv iio.ooo',-  oooyto 'i?o,poo,doo', 'allowing  able ^surplus   for      "       '"  He   -was   Weak, Ilun Down   antl   a   Total  j  "Wreck���������Three boxen of Dodd's Kidney  "    Pills put him lo W������rk Again. .  River J Bourgeoisr Richmond Cc .  Que.. Oct. 19.���������(Special)���������Simon V.  t.Landry, t well known- here, adds his  testimony-"to the thousands of others  all over'Canada who owe their health  and even life itself, to Dodd's Kidney Pills. - *, , .  ' "I: was'bothered'* for 'over, a vear  with' Lams Back/ Weak Back, Palpitation of the Heart and General  Weakness," j says Mr. 'Landry. "Tn  fact I was' at. total wreck. ��������� I ' could  .not work as T got tired and weak so  easily, aud I had a weakness in my  stomach so that. 1 could not bend  down <to do anything. -v  ./ "I had tried different kinds of medicine without benefit "till I gave  Dodd'sL" Kidney Pills atrial.' From  the first they did me gooda-nd.I had  only taken three boxes when T was  able' to start work again.' They did  me-���������'go,qd and no mistake."'  , Dodd's Kidney .Tills are known by'  their curesj in every, corner of Canada.    They- cure the Kidneys.    Sound  Kid.ieys  blood  ensure  pure blood  health,.  abundant  energy.  means   good  the  price  of  Australia  of fifteen    to  o,poo,ooo, allowing "a prpb  ������'dxport of eightv  to .-ninety-five 1111 IMon bushels ��������� Last  season the "exports" from Argentine  wcfc u-bout sixty million bushels and  the . season before eighteen 111 IIion  bushels, it will, therefore, be well  lor. dealers ,to''keep the .development  ol this important-crop in *iicw, for  it has much to do with  wheat after "New Year  iias  also  tlie     pi  twenty million -bushels "for expbrt  this year against an -.import of ten  to twelve million bushels last year.  In flan-ope the present suppiv. of  wheat is much larger than present  requirements and markets over there  remain steady. Jn the Slates the  .cash, situat-on remains strong on .the  higher grades of spring wheat, and.  there, is a good flour'trade. The Pa-"  cific coast ls doing almost nothin.r  m export, to Europe this year, prices  being too high locally, but there is  a good trade m flour to Japan and  other eastern "points. The winter  wheat crop in tho States is in .excellent condition and  progress.  The trade in Manitoba wheat has  been moderately active whenever the  American market showed an advancing tendency. At other times it has  been extremely dull. Locaf prices  are still abo\ e the lmc at which a  iree export trade could be done This  prevents a good demand, and alon-  with the uncertainty of wheat bought  at country points  grading  for    what  making steady  Pure  cheerful-  That's  How  Dodd's._Kidnev  Pills 'make    new  ,fnen   and   women   out     of  fun  down,  worn out people.        '    H ������     1  'it, is a great' strain on xsomc men's  ejes when they look for perfection 111  them selves."  Kinard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  .   Jf   everybody   toltl     the  world,   whdt   a    "miserable  would   be.  truth   in   this  old   place     it  IT   IS   A   LIVKn." PILL.��������� Jlanv   of   the  .ailments, that man has to contend with  have their oimin in a disordered liver,  which is a delicate orcu.11. neoulia-h* --.ifc-  ceptible to the disturbances that come  from irrptrular habits, or lack of care in  eatmsr  and  drinkinsr       This  accounts  for  -the jrreat many . li\er regulators now  pressed   011   the   attention   01  sulierers.   Of  'these' there is none superior to 1'arme-  lec's.-A'eeetable   Pills    .   Their     ooer.ition  'thouerh sentle ',is ellective. and the most  delicate can use'theni   .  Three persons claim tp have  glasses thnt Napoleon used on  of Waterloo  the   field-  the   field  .Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant Soap Powder dusted in the bath,  softens the water and  disinfects.  A committee has now been formed in  Paris to erect a public monument to the  memory of the carrier pigeons that rendered such- signal service during the  siege of  Paris   ���������  t  causes trade to be  unsatisfactory. There is not  change in prices during the  except that r northern has dele, other grades do not show  much change, and we quote 1 north-  's3jc, 2 northuru 7S{c. 3 north-  7.4'ic, .No. 4 wheat 68Ac, feed  *>..'K*iL 55c, October delivery." For hcj-  11 very first half November "prices are  ���������.Jo under October, ami for  all  it    was    bought  very  much  week,  clmcd  run  ern  ern  Novoiliber ic  prices are for in  or 'Port Arthur.  delivery  under October. AU  store   Fort  William  bing  ��������� WJNMPir.C.!-    PiliCKS.-  Tli.o" following are the U'lnnipcg iob-  prices :��������� ���������.  ' ������������������   A  Flour���������Ogil vie's Hungarian, S2.35  per sack of yS pounds; other grades  accordingly.  Oats���������No. J are worth 32 to 33 per  bushel in car lots at 'Winnipeg: No.  2 white, 32c; feed grades, 29 to 30c.  At country points farmers "are getting from* 23 to 25 cents for  loads.  Barley���������Malting   grades,   38c:  grades,   33  to   35c  per   bushel;  to 30c at country points.  Flaxseed���������At country points,  84c per  bushel  for  farmers*  loads.  Hay���������Baled,  $8.50 to  S9.50 ner ton.  Potatoes���������Dealers are tiaying -35 to  40c per bushel.  Butter��������� Creamery, 18c per pound.  Dairy, fmest,  16c; ordinary 12 to 13.C.  wagon  feed  or   2S  St, to  Saved Ills  Ear.  * During an affray among tramps in a  Kiev lodging house one of them had  his ear cut off. lie "-.vent to the hospital, taking with him the severed ear,  which the doctor immediately sewed  on again.  Kujtty   IVnil  Wotrndfl.  One of the very best remedies that  can be applied to a wound made by a  rusty nail, and which is almost infallible in its cure is to take a quantity of  peach leaves, bent them'to a pulp and  then apply them lo the wound, and in  a very short time an-'improvement will  be noted in the wound.  What shrunk your woolens ?  Why did holes wear so soon ?  You   used    common    soap.  Aa*. for <Bm 4e&agon Bat*  W.   SX3. \J. IMIo. 452.  5 ? rPinto She!  Cordovan  Mitts, and  i>f  ��������� iiiove5..  ���������Toughest .v/ear, flexible,'warm,, liglit  ���������Ecil and sporcb proof' , a-' ' -     '  ���������Rip and tear proof ' -���������  ���������Rain and wind proof  ���������iTlial's \7bat Ii.B.K.' Pinto SlieU'Cordovan mitts and  *-       , r ,_       1 ���������      1  ��������� '        ������������������������������������ < ,  gloves are  ���������Made from the bide-of   the   Western   Bronco,   the  toughest  animal'.with  the   toughest \ hide, - light'  enough to make mitts aud gloves  ���������Sold by dealers everywhere.  Genuine only with this brand  j       1 1  Writs for ������������������Strayed,'*' the funniest piece of  literature ever written about a Bronco���������Frt,t"t  H. B. R. Warm  r H.B.K Duck Coats are warm,,  hard wearing garments. They ;  , are made in scores of styles���������  fleece lined, mackinaw wool lined, .  leather reversible���������high storm ,  collars, large "Kan til ever"  , unsagable pockets.  Made to keep out the wind and  the cold, the rain and.the sleet.������Made to keep people warm  Branded with' this brand.  -"������'.' ���������*  Sold   by " up-to-date   dealers  everywhere. < ���������     >  liudsbii Bay Knitting Co.  MONTREAL. WINNIPEG.  \ ' r  MAKZR5   or  WARM4WEARABLES   FOR   EVERYBODY  Iv  :>  jv  <"������������������ 1  **'-  1 is.'-  1*1  Mail    Us   Your   WatcH   Order  We carry the largest stock of Watrhcs and Clock3 in Canada andean fill"  orders promptly by mail���������just as well as though you shopped ia person���������giT-.  ing you the best values on this continent.   Here are a few items;  43U Ladies'lSolid Silver Case  Watch, American Movement,     $5 00  4349 Ladies' Gold Filled Watch, Waltham .Movement, guaranteed- to wear for 25 years, -       -       -.-       -       -       -J3 00  4312: Gents' 14 fc. Gold  Filled  Extra Case Watch, A. Kent  &  Sons Jewelled Movement, -       -.-       -       -       -       - 25 00 .  4380 Ladies'  J4 fc.  Gold Case  Watch, Richly Engraved, Full  Jewelled Movement,   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -35 00/.  SEND FOR OUR NEW ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE ANO PRICE LIST  AmbroseKent&Sons������"  A large bronze eagle, with one vrinp;  broken and drooping is the main featuro  of the French national monument which  is to bo erected on  the field  of Waterloo  TESTED BY TIME.���������U\ his iustlv-cele-  bmted pills Dr I'urinclee has eivcu to  the world one of the most uniotie medicines oflerecl to the miblic in late vcurs.  "Prepared to meet the want for a oill  which could be taken without nausea,  and that would puree without nain. it  has mot all reciuirements in that direction, and it is in" crener'al use not onlv-  hpeuuse of those two dualities. ' but bo-  cause' it is known to possess- alterative  nnd curative powers -which place it in  the   front   rank  of' medicines.  If wo had no failings ourselves. we  should not take so much pleasure m  finding  out   those  of  others. ���������    '  Virtue   may   be   its   ovrn    reward,     but  some  people  make   a  trade mark   of   it.  I f^B^mataiagmiaKumaaKtm  HOUSES OR LAND!  For $2.25 .1 month you become entitled to a loan of ������1000.00 without interest. . Our depositors absolutely sruaran-  teed against loss, remember this. On  our plan you can build a house or buy a  farm cheaper than renting. Membership fee $4.00.   Agents wanted.  Send for circulars.  The Prairie City Loan Co.  Room 38 Merchants Bank Blk.  Winnipeg.  OXFORD ECONOMY  STEEL RANGES.  Tho bodies of these Ranges aro made of th������  best quality range steel, all outside exposed  parts aro Interlined with heavy sheet asbestos.  They havo cast iron extensions with whit*  Enamelled Resorvoirs, nickel platod drop Tea  Pot Stands, Nickeled Towel Hods. They ara  made to burn any kind of coal, can be changed  in two minutes to hnru 26 inch wood. Hwrbiy  nickeled throughout.  For full particulars .send for illustrated  booklot.  NOTK :���������Tlie followln-*; p*rice8 for tlies*  Mgh griide riiiii,'u8 a.* illu8trjr.ie<2, fully  gliHriw'ttied.  -No'il-lS  ovoa   I������x31xl4 In. W&.99  >*o 0-20   oven   20x2txl4 In./^SCA'O  (F. O. H.. "Winnipeg,)  Aak  your denier for tlxom or trvSt������ to u������.  The GURWEY FOUNDRY  ������9,  133-105   L������Oib������Cll   St.,   Wlonlposr. J        T  f '*  :   i -  ,t  i" '     .  A  /'". -.' .  3 ��������� 'u '  ^ ;*.  ������ v-'    '  ' J.'' r .   ,  ,1 -I'      .1  ������-.1    . <"      '  -? ''j ' '  ^'f. ��������� If-,  & *������ ,f,.\ . r  yiJA. ,y  '!*,   A.  "K'Vf^  * ������:'.'.  *  'i -  : '���������* '' ���������  I- A'    '-    ,  I^VA  1 >'   -*'; ,  AACA  l-v"     i,r.- .'���������>  IS}  r���������  1 i    ' ' ������  -* i \  ���������v. -   ( .  '-) A '" '  f  lib'UrfD EVERY TUESDAY.  u scrip tion $2.oo a yea*,  ��������� Ml. as. Uwbztsoxi. Bfcitor.  SZT Advertisers who want ttieir ad ,  changed,    should   get   ,copy In   by  9 a.m. day before issup. .  'TheEditor will not be responsible for the  views, sentiments, or any errors of composition of letter correspondents. '  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  -i ���������: y r-.?    ���������   <  uN.'-'r   L~  i \-    l  .;���������-,'r-A- -    ������  . c- \ V*.  . i, \%\:y\' ~<- r  A* . ������' ���������*  f&AAA,       .'  .���������''.i.-iy    . ,  1^������*1-'*     ���������       ���������   '   '  ��������� t ������, i^ / TH"-'  _.M;",$     'l*-  '���������     _'  "'  <is*-**? i<s jt -i        .-.  IpA,,','**?  ,A ljHtition is being circulated  throughout the country asking that  a tax,be placed on guns. - The  shooting clubs of the larger towns  have  taken   the  matter  in   hand,  . and no doubt will be'able to accomplish much in this direction. As  advocated', some time ago in these  C"lura**t, in view of the late distressing gun accidents throughout the  country, and notably in this district, it .would seem advisable that  certain restrictions be placed on  persons handling firearms. Public  safety demands this.", Tbe "law regarding minors seems to be a dead  letter, and really;it makes very  litile difference   when   people   as  ' ignorant of the principles"of a gun  and as insensible of the danger of  -explosives as unbirn-children  are,  allowed   to  go through the woods  with* high   power   shooting   arms  ' without'restraint.     The   time  hat?  - i ������  come when the would he hunter  should be made to pass an"examination'before brinv? allowed tb go  out Krilh.tr gun a -d no guardian.  In order to m**et the expense necessary to m:ike tbnse examinations, a  ;fr*e should be charged on all guns,  and no true sportsman, who has a  prop r regard for the bafrty;of.his',  and    hie.   fellow - creature's   live-,'  should obi- cf to this.    It is a small  i J ��������� i  .paient for perso .al safety.     In    o'  far as'the protection of game goes,  which'no"doubt is also thought of  by the  promoters.of  the petitions,  in-"that"'theVfees"collected may be'  . used .towards'paying wardens, the  idea is  also good,  and  the one officer could be made to do both ser--  vires, but there should  not .be lost'  eight of the fact that the very best-  protection for game is' to prohibit  the sale of such.      Our friends on  Dehman and Hornby Islands know  the "curse of leaving blue grouse on  the free sale list while willow grouse  are prohibited.   These islands, once  po'"'���������prolific--of biue,   but barren-*'of  willow giouse, are now almost clear  ed of.birds by the insatiable market  fhogs.    By all means let these birds  "-be protected-like the willow grouse.  With resptct to gun licences, provision  should be made   to exempt  farmers   and -orchardists  sho.jting  on their ownland. "- ,  Telegraphic News  Victoiia, Dec. 26th���������Case, before  full Court today to decide whe:her  it was competent for Legislature to  pass "measures to exclude Chinese  in mines. McPhillips argued the  case for the Government and held  that regulation providing that  Chinese be excluded was not inseri-  ed because they are aliens, but because they are ignorant, negligent,  and. careless. The decision by  Privy Council in (Bryden vs Union  Colliery Co." did not a; ply in this  case. He held that this decision  bore out simply the question of  alienation and naturalization are in  the power of the Dominion once  thny passed from that of the Province, It was undisputed that  Province had the right to regulate  coal mines and was able to exclude  ~those who constituted a danger on  the latter ������round and not as aliens.  A decision will be given next week.  Vancouver, D- c. 2fi���������<M. Karra-  zan, a J 'panese from Nanaimo, whb  murdered uenrA Chinatown last  night.-*   He had beenstaWl ed sever  al times by a long kr-ife, one wound  being through the right luog. The  trouble siaried in a'gambling room  Deceased entered the house*with  $25 and lost it playing black Jack  At midnight, he had a row with  another Jap, who chased*him from  the building. A third man followed  and claims to have seen the second  m.m with uplifted knife, attack the  murdered-man'. Police have the  the name of the alleged murderer,  who is in hiding.  -Nanaiinoj ,Dec. 26.���������The death  occurred this morning, of Joseph  Gamier, one of the earliest pioneers  of this city. Deceased wjis a member of the Aldermanic Boa I'd for 10  years, also charter member of Black  Diamond Lodge, I.O.O.F.-; 1874. He  leaves a wife and 8 children./ Two  of the jamily, Mr C. Ganner and  Mrs F. Parks, reside in Cumberland  Nanaimo, Dec. 28th���������Following  death of Jos. Ganner Mrs Ganner  died today from inflamation of the  lungs.  Victoria, Dec. 26th���������N. C. Shaw,  editorial writer of '* Colonist" died  r        r  Xmas morning.        ..    ,.  Nanaimo, Dec. 28���������As result-of  the new timber taxation in B.C.'  a  it J   i  timber and logging Company which  has. established camps in Comox  and FrenchtCreek districts, and was  "opening >up a promising industry-  goes out of business, and ah investment of nearly seventy-five million  dollars made useless.  Recent British experience is claimed, to show that propeller blades of  circular shape have a much more  powerful grip of the. water* than  those of oval form.-  ELECTION EXPENSES.OF  BOBEUT GRANT, Esq.  Charter of steamer to Lund,   .,...'....'. ."$25  Ch������titer of Dolphin (5 days at. $15) 75  G-r'Soline Launch (i days at ������10).   '..... '40  10 days Board at $2 per day '.'...". 20  "      \     , $160  ��������� '   James Cakthkw, Agent'.   .  ���������'  HOLY   TRINITY CHURCH  SERVICES.'"        -      .  "Holy Communing every Sunday at 8 pm.  ',        ���������first Sunday in the month, /I am.;  '        Morning, service,   na.ni.;     Sunday  v. School, 2.3o.p.m.;   Evening service,  7 p.m.;   Choir Practice every Friday  at 7.30 p."fa.*.,'  F. G. Christmas,-Pastor.  Municipality of the City of   c  Cumberland.  Notice to Tenants & "Licence Holders  The above, in order toqualify^as voters  in the Civic Elections, must comply with  the Amendment of 1902, to the Municipal  ElecttonsAct, and lodge with me, on or  .before the 31st day.- of December inst.,  ihe Declaration provided in said'afnend-  ���������nent. , -   L. VV. NUNNS, City Clerk.  Cumberland, B.C,"22 Dec, 1903.  .      'MUNICIPALITY-OE  THE CITY OF  CUMBERLAND.  NOMINATIONS for SCHOOL Trusters  will he ieceiv-ed on Monday, the llih day  of January, 1904,  at 12 o'clock noon.  The mode of nomination of candidates  shall be as follows:���������  Tbe candidate shall he nominated in writing, the writing shall be subscribed by cwo  voters of the Municipality, as proposer  and seconder, and shall be delivered to the  Returning Officer at any time between the  date of the notice and 2 pm. of the day of  nomination, and in the event of more than  two nominations a Poll will be opened on  Thursday, the 14th day of January, 1904,  at the Fulling Station, corner of Dunsrnuir  Avenue aud Third Street, Cumberland," B.C  of which every person is hereby required to  take notice and govern himseli accordingly.  Qualification for Trustees is as follow*:���������  Any persun being a householder in the  Mu;.ioipality and being a British subject of  the full age of twenty-one years, and otherwise qualified b> this Act to vote at an  election of School Trustees . in the said  Municipality shall b* eligible to be elected  or to serve as a School Trustee.  The term Householder includes every  person who holds nud occupies a' dwelling  yielding a rental value of not less than $60  p:T annum.  t Given   under   my  hand  at  the. City of  Cumberland this 10ch day of December 1903  ' ������������������ ��������� , LA.W.R-ENCE VV." NUNtfS, ���������  Afcteturning Officer.  IsTOTIOE-  PUBLTC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  to the Electors of the Municipality of Cumberland that I require the presence of the  said Electors at the Polling Station on  Dnnsmuir Avenue on Monday, tho llch day  of January, 1904, at 12 o'clock noon, for  tlie purpose of electing a Mayor and'Aldermen "to represent them for the year 1904.  The mode of nomination of candidates  shall "L'e as followa:-r*       v ' <  The candidate shall be nominated, in  writing; the writing'shall ,be,, subscribed by  the voters of the .Municipality as pioponer  and seconder, 'and shall be delivered to the  Returning Officer at auy time "between thd  Aate of the uotice and 2 p.m. of the day of  the nomination, and iu the event of a poll  being, necessary, such poll will be open-'  ed on Thursday, the 14th day of .January',  1904, at the Polling' Station, corner of  Duusmuir Aveuue and Third Street, Cumberland, B.C., of ~which 1 every person ia  hereby required to take notice and govcu  himself accordingly.  The qualification as candidate for Mayor  is aa" follows:��������� 'A ��������� ���������  * t 1  He must be a male British subject of the  full age< of twenty-one years and not disqualified under any law aud have been for  the six montks next preceding the day of  nomination the registered .owner in the  Laud Registry Office of land and real pro-.  perty iu the City of the assessed value on  the'last Municipal Assessment Roll of $1000 <  or more over and above any registeied in-  cumberunce or charge, and who is other-  wise qualified as a municipal voter.  The qualification as caudid*te fpr Alder  men is as follows:��������� "    '  He must be a British subject of the .full  age of twenty-one years.and not dibqualified  under.': any law, and have been lor six  months next preceding the day of nomination the registered owner in the Land Registry Office of laud and real property in  the City of the assessed - value on the last  Municipal As^essmenc Roll of $500 or more  over and above any registered iricumberance  or charge, and who is otherwise qualified as  a municipal voter. .   .  .  Given under  my hand at the   City of  Cumberland this 19 th day of December 1903  .    ������    . ��������� LAWRENCE W. NUNNS,  Returuiug Officer.  '  IN "THE  COUNTY COURT AT    ,  VANCOUVER        '  '     ''  ,,'   '.  'Holden at Vancouver.  In the matter of the Est'ite of John .  1   -.McDonald,  deceased, and  in  the  matter* of'the   " Official Administra-  tors Act/'     * , '    -  VTOTICEMS HEREBY GIVEN that  by an Order bearing date the 2nd  day of December, I9������3> made by His  Honor Alexander Henderson, Judge of  the County Court'of Vancouver, in'the  above cause and matter, I have been<ap-  pointed Official Administrator of all and  singular, the estate of Jchn McDonald,  deceased, intestate.  AU persons having claims against the"  Estate of said'deceased, are required to  forward'particulars of the same tome,  duly verified, on or before the 31st day  of January, 1904, after which date I shall  proceed io distribute the assets amongst  such of the creditors of whose claims I  have thenTeceived notice.  All persons indebted to the said Estate  are reqiVired to pay such indebtedness lo  me forthwith. *-��������� '    ���������  D.-ited Cumberland, BI C, this 14th day  of December, 1903.  H. P. COLLIS,    ���������  Official Administrator for portion  2t ���������   '   '"of County of Nanaimo.  NOTICE.  Any person found taking Timber  from Block A of Lot 76; and Block  B, of Section 76, Comox District,  will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of ihe law.  GEO. STEVENS.  " ' '  ���������OF���������   A  LATEST       PATTERNS  SuitiEgs for Bents, .������������������?���������������������������"  ���������and���������   ������������������"  Oostames for Mies. ;  T H GAR BY,  Ladies & Gents Tailor  DunsMirlye., Cumberland  -2^o6  li  f?  'k^J ^fm���������,  rages  Air ,Dry$fj  .'System, ffi  m  Our���������'facilities   for   S.oring   Perishable   Articles   are .now  complete.        Eggs,   Butter,   Game,   Fowl   and   Meats   of  ' kinds Stored at  ilea^onabie   liates :   m\  '<t1fi    REWARD will be paid for information-leading to the-'con-  ���������PJL V/" , viction of persons appropriating or destroying our Beef^KegfJ  ,       . I r     . '    1    ' j]  UNION  BREWING CO.; Ltd.        I  Phone, 27.  DTUSrSMUIR STREET  P. O. Drawer   45  Photographs  OIT   LOCAL   I15rTEE,EIST,  Negative Plates, and Films Developed.  Photo   Printing-  done  on   Develop.vg .and  P. O.  Papers.  Photo Supplies of all kinds..    '  Use of Dark Room for Amateurs  N-E WS P UBLlSHfNG CO.  Phot^graplis  ���������m  IF  YOU' WANT  ANYTHINC  '* -   : ... ������IN    THE.... ...        .     -     -  A.  (������W^8i*Y /'rlNE  FOR  I   Sell   pok   Less   tiian'..You   Can   Buy   East..  '*t  SILVERWAI?E,   FANCY MANTEL CLOCKS,    ROGERS FLATWARE  LADIES' GOLDFJLLED WATCHES as low as  $7.50  LADIES' SOLID GOLD WATCHES,as low'as; $15.00  All Purchases Engraved while you  wait���������Free.  P.  STODDART,  PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER,  CUMBERLAND, B.C..  I'    V  A  Fine Assortment   of  BAMBOO STANDS, PORCELAIN DESSERT AND  TEA PLATES TEA POTS, &c.    TERRA COTTA  JARDINERES, TOYS, &c ,  Suitable for Curist-  MAS  GlFl'S  . .    '   Silk Handkerchiefs, Scarfs, Sec.    -   ,  ALL JAPANESE WORK;       also WATCHES,  CLOUKS,  and JEWELLERY  Call and  see them  I  Third Street,  :1  Cumberland.  To Cure a Cold jn One Day take  Laxative Bromo Quinine  Tablets,.  All   druggists refund the money if  it fails to cure.    E. VV. Grove's signature is on each box.    25c.        *���������  52t    14 l 03  ���������We'8"l] Force, iVIalta.Vita, Shredded  Wheat  Bi?cuits,   Grape Nuts,  and   Po-itums   Cereal   ��������� Mixture,���������'  Stanley H. Eigga.  LOST on the Roy road or in  Cninberland, Heavy Blue Sergie.  Plaid lined cape.^Fit-der please  leave at the '��������� News " office.

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