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 *f r-t- _���������/' f  ' - y,'/.^'1'   ���������*  r"    1 H ,  <\ V *J  [J If '���������        ' " ������1m    ^-~i^"< '^'Ife'  i -r  ������^i  A - <*  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY, DEC, 30th, 1S99  " (is c  s *"i 41  ��������� ?������������������  Id,  -*���������  .^E   yAVE   .NiqE    SERVIC  if .^BLEv GOODS of all llinds for  '   Fancy Dry Goods of all Kinds.  Furs, Shoes: Slippers, Men's Ties,  Glojfe?. jHahdkerchiefs, Silver, China  and (^lassw^fe, Easy Chairs, Lounges,  arid alt kluds of   \Wicker   and   Rattan  .J     ;.w���������fei,       Aft*   j   <A       / '   .���������".      '    ,   *      A ���������**-*��������� -    *,A  '  Goods, and \u fa>ct we have, a, completeVj  "and handsome, stock  of Furniture.  .Wishing one and. all, a   ;    '': ^  '>, ,y  /������l  ***���������-,  ������   'V'J  Simoii Leiser^     Union  'v  0     5-   * 1 ..  r    \ '  *   y <.���������*���������  gggggg&gggggSSgggggggg^  iMKhoiSes & ftemmf,: Ld  i'M  61 -YATES/STREET, , VICTORIA, *B. C>  ���������ttt  rr\  :; ��������� ; .OF.ALL^KINDS.   ;   n       ;>   _ AAA.-   ; *������������������  /Agents"for,McCormick Harvesting Machinery. ,, :  / Write for priced arid particulars.    V: 0. Drawer 563.  Qus HaMck  As-  SO Day's Sale  l/T.,?iy  Gloves  Commencing December 16th. All goods marked in plain figures���������the regular  and sale prices���������loo dre&s pieces in blacks and colors, commencing from $1.50  up to $6.00 the length.  Ladies fur 'opped, wool lined at $1.00 and $1.25.  Onlv a fe^v patrs left.  100 Do3en Ifcan&feercbtefs.  Hem stitched lawn, embroidered and fancy silk.An immense assortment to select fvom-  .    ,       FLANNELETTE NIGHT DRESSES AND BLOUSES  AT REDUCED PRICES.  TABLE   COVERS,   CHENILLE    TAPESTRY,   &   EMBROIDERED   FELT  FROM ONE DOLLAR EACH.  REMNANTS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS.  Our Grocery Department is replete with nice th.ngs for Xmas, Dates, Figs, Oianges,  Nms, Cake-,, etc. " AN INSPECTION  INVITED.  Gus Hauck;  Cumberland.  S@������SS38a^ag3SSgggfeJg^ggSgggS eJggge.^2@ggS������^^2^gegSeSS  r  .CLOSED FORTHE HOLIDAYS  1 1 ,  1 .������ i-     ' -  ';  Presentations to~-Popu!arTeach-  .��������� '     ' "������������������������  The closinp of Union School took  -plac������ last,, Frida}7"'. r% Quite a number of citizens .visited the different  classes and were very,favorably impressed with the general standing  of the pupils. . .       v ���������-  J Principal Bennett and Vine-principal P^ullen   were presented   with  handsomely hound-volumes by their  respective clas^ess.    Following is a  list   of < pit pi's.in order   of merit at  the December exams.  \ Space does'not permit,   us to give  more three in ���������'ach division.  DECEMBER EXAMS.  ' '       '    Division it.     ���������   _,      (  Henry F. Pullbn, Teacher.  Class 1.   1st James Webster: 2nd  1 *  Graham     Williams;   3rd    James  Whyte.' Jr.  ���������  "Class   2A^lst'John   Beck;^2'nd|tfk  Roma  dall.  Magnone; 3rd' Nina^Doiv^l^  DIVISION III.  *cw4i  1st Minnie Horbury; 2nd'Mamiei  arlson: 3rd Oliver Harrison A ^km  Carlson; 3rd Oliver Harrison.:,;,  division v.'  ���������I      T.  ley  1st John   Brown; 2nd - -May Anf|f JO  r; 3rd William Jones.    I /C^V'JtpSliji  ' '  *  ���������    Swsl  . ,   , 'fl^j.T'war^sal*?1  ���������j 1 h > * -������f-4*j^3Bt������  ; ��������� '^Ipi  ,    ���������*-  "���������-������^ ^w-sySB/fe'l  The" abpveVis a lent -'ofthe[ Aiew  Uriioii Scho6l-bu.lding3.Vhich was  icompleted this \ear.]. The;"towns-,  people aie justly, proud^of,^'posses-  iug,one;,6f^the finestp'school^build-',  1 lngsin^t'he-pToviuco ^nd-twe^owe'it..  ~ to Ltherpublis. Spirit of Hhe ;trustcik i-> ��������� - **r-.^.. .,; ,?��������� < r ���������..,-. ���������  K ,"'7 ,. , '������r ������r ��������� , J ���������-��������� - 1been-'secured\forlthe������school within  Messrs. -Abrams, McKnight-J j nd* "A -.' r'>< -'-' i-, w 'y ^iVf- ' -A --,.  4,r \,    ,      , ,,       ������.   *.^xi    ������ a fe>v.  months and   additions, totit  Walker and orr repr Bentativei: tie , .   ���������   ' j ������������������ ���������  ������*"'    <"   '   *"   1  splendid .public : school-/"a'iidv an ef-  .ficient'staff *.***^'&������* *.*.<#-*���������  w. >  'H'-if������IVISION l^'rtffl  -^  MANUFACTURER OF FURNITURE.  ?  oEOire  bur beautiful new   Reed  . and Upholstered Chairs,  Rackers    and     Settees.  M ost     appropriate   . for  useful f Ioliday Gifts, we  have   them   from  $3.50  upwards.     The   largest  variety of prettv Dinner  ���������ets we ever,  imported,  real nice ones from $9.00  CHINA;   SILVERWARE,     CUTLERY,   ETC., in endless variety.  ; '������������������^,\^!E]IiIJE^���������������������������'BiK.OS.������������������  Complete Furnishers, VICTORIA, B. C.  repr  legislature', Mr.' James    Dunsrnuir-,*  who   gave the   lot' on    whicVtne  school ^ stands.     The   building   is  conveniently  laid out.    The    cIks&s  and   cloak   rooms are   large    and  airy and the halls   spacious. ' It is  finished   inside in plaster   and the  pjrticoes    iu   oiled ���������   wood.      The  s-chool ro )ms are furnished with first  class   appointments:    The  staff is  composed   of Mr.   J.  B.   Bennett,  principal, Mr.   Pullen,   vice-principal and Misses Webster and Milli-  gan.   Mr. Bennett, a native of Ontario,   was -educated    in   Dundas  High   School and has   had   many  years' experience in   this province.  He is one   of the   most   successful  teachei s in B. C. and that the town.  appreciates his services   is demonstrated b'y the fact that he has held  his present position for upwards of  three and a half   years.    $Ir. Bennett taught six and a   half ye irs in  Puntledge and   Giantham    uefuie  coming   tp    Union.    Mr.   Bennett  has alwa}^ passed a  large peivcnt-  age of   his   candidates at the" Entrance exams and those of his pu-  piljj who entered high schools have  shown the advantage of a thorough  grounding under hhn  He is deservedly popular not only  with his pupils, but also among  the public at large.  Mr. Bennet's assistants have with ���������  few exceptions held   their  present-  positions quite a long time and our ,  town    is ���������:������������������   proud   of    . having.a  arey'being   made. '-\ An  organ  lately- been' placed inJMr. 'Pul  has  lately- been' placed inJMr. 'Pullen's  room and   one only   needs to hear  hi- pupils   sing patriotic' songs to  appreciate    the   advantage.     The  right   place   to foster   the love of  country that i-j innate in every noble human   heart is in the   schoolroom.    The teachers have the priv-  elege of being   in a position   so inculcate this beautiful sentiment) in  those '-who are to be  the loyal Can--  adians of the future.,.  Mr. Bennett proposes getting up  an entertainment shortly to pay  for the organ���������$40��������� and he certainly deserves the hearty co-operation of all. From a school of 297  pupils it should be possible to sel-  e-t talent enough to give a good  concert. The success of 'Cinderella' proved that. L  Af'erihe holidays, an additional  teacher will assist the present staff.  ���������     We BespeaVa /good; 'a&S^n^^SS  , the entertainment ^WfieCgiveSl^S  night m:Cumberiand^Ha11, "-feel^jll^  sure that   all ��������� ,who attend1-" willJlMP  more than   pleased:    The.(afjS|s0  sion   is  so   low���������only' \'twc^iSSS  that everyone.can aff��������� -.rd   tb ;take}it^  ' in.' Thursday'night,, not over twenfl.'.  The Nanaimo Review presented  i's readers with a very hand-ome  Xm;is number this week. The cover has a neat design in f our-colord  A border of holy lends a pleasing  effect anci the four large pages are  well patronized with ads.  The   Review is'nt   dead by   any  means.      Congratulations     to   its  plucky editor! <��������� A ���������      >  Mr. Henry Reife'l, the genial  manager of the Union Brewery,- was  in town this week.  f -.  up.  Kx^C^^^-Z.-.  i  NOT QUANTITY  BUT     QUALITY.  And yet a good stock of   holiday: goods   now  to hand     Xmas Cards a  specialty, ^he  latest  md. prettiest designs yet shown in the town.  Cal! and InsDect. A. H.  PEACEY.  c'  inspect. A.  entertainment   and, * besides^fifi^H  cents is above the usual  admissionf *  price   here.    As ' to the first^oinl|  there can  no longer  be any, doutit  of the    merits   of Mr.    and'Mrs^  Gage's work.    Ask' any   of^tKosefll  who   were at the   Hall   Tliursdayf I  night.    The stories were, rmmerqust  without   being   vulgar   and :<tniey,'  were well told, which means a great  deal.    Mrs. Gage is a first class vel-  ecutionist, which   does   not   mean  that she travels over the stage, nowA  shrieking, now  whispering so  that :1  no one can distinguish   a wordshe I  say=<; but she can tell an  anecdote^  so that you see before you .only the|  characters  in the   story.    Tne  account of Sandy McLauchlan'scou'rt-  ehip would make anyone laugh.   '  Mr. Gage has a magnificent voice  and his rendition of 'Sing to me the  auld: Scotch Songs' would  be sure  to be   appreciated   by   the   many  Scots iii this town.    We often, hear  people/complain ing that   have lid  .'opportunity-.'to   listen   to a   good  Scotch song   well   sung.    To-nig'* t  we can have   Scotch   songs   and a  great deal more besides for only 25  cents,    Why not go?  In ^conclusion,    we wish to   sayi  that our   reasons for    advising theiij  public to patronize   the   entertain-.'*-!  merit   to-night are (1)  that   it /is''  first class and they will   be sure to '  enjoy   it (2) The   entrance   fee is 'j  very low.    (3) that it may   not bei  said of this   town: when a c o -d aV-  fakes come in from outside t ey cam  draw a full house, but when refinedf  and clever people come, thoy cau'tl,  pay expenses. vl  ill  ��������� '������**. *>*  -J  y<\*  tt  JOE" CHAMBERLAIN.  HIS  GREAT   POWER   IN   ENGLAND   IS  NOW  CONCEDED.  On* of the "Ileal Rulers" of Gitat  Britain, on Whose Shoulders .Falls  Host of the Contention With the  Hoers���������A. Pen Sketch of the 3Ian  Hi Appears.  ay  Joseph Chamberlain���������'''Joe"   Chas*-  berlain,  as he is familiarly called ���������  who is dividing conspicuity tvith Pre-  ' ������ident Krugei*  in  the Transvaal  war  troubles, is one of the  "real  rulers"  of Great Britain and the one Englishman  on whose shoulders, falls    most  of the stress  in the contention  with  the    Boers.      Jtfr.     Chamberlain   had  scarce begun his public career ere he  became famous for his reform work.  He enterd Parliament    in     tho   '70'������  ������s    a    radical    of   radicals;   he was  styled a  socialist and  the   "massas"  cheered  his  vitriolic  vituperation    of  ihe    "classes."     In    1836   he would  have nothing of his chief's home rule  and  he'    departed  from ,   the Liberal  camp  with  the  claim  in   his    mouth  that not he but Mr.   Gladstone^ had'  forsworn   true  democracy.    Then   for  six years  he remained out of  office,  fighting home rule and Mr. Gladstone  on   the  hustings    and    supporting    a  conservative ministry  in   the House.  The. "boss    of Birmingham,"  as    hi*  I5,  a**"-  '  , "JOK"  CHAMBERLAIiNV  "foes   love   to" call  him,   made  by   his  ' votes the continuation of Lord Salisbury- in power.   This' was the season  \ in 'which   he  became   popular" in   the  -West End  of "London  arid  began   'his'  .' consorting with Tory  duchesses   and  *  the high life he had once denounced.  Bi*t���������it. was the period also in which  he assured his  constituents   that    he  . ,was   still   a -Liberal,   but,'that   until1  home rule was  finally beaten   liberal  measures must take a back seat and  a"Tory government must be supported.* as far the less of two evils.  .'"When"    England       turned      heavily  against   home     rule     in     1895     Mr.'  Chamberlain    and     other     Unionist*'  ,"took offce with the Tories.    He     accepted the great post' of tbe colonies.  'He struck hands    with    Lord . Salisbury  and  Mr.   Balfour   a-nd   with   Sir  "Michael   1 licks-Beach.    The   quartette  , to-day form the inner government of  the,empire,"  the final   depository     o!  power.   This  was his  chance of suc-  *cess or of ruin.    His enemies, and no  man h'ad more, declared his act a'ffil-  . iated him forever with    the    Tories,  ' and that he could never again be    a  . ,1 libej-al and hope for aught from that  party.  .Poes  lie dream,  this  practical man  ,of affairs?   Has he become a visionary,   this     former     mamifacturer     of  screws  and  authority  upon  commercial  matters?   Has  he  who  has  ever  been   renowned   for   his   lucidity,   his  exactness,     his     realism,     developed  since lie became a great Minister    a  fanciful  imagination?      He  has     had  .such a grasp  upon  fact;   he has  disdained so scornfully the least theory;  he has been a man of details, of statistics,   of  immediate  Interests,    and  he  has   never   been   given   to     flights  like  Burke  and  like  Gladstone.      He  has  seemed   commercial   to   the  core.  But  he    has     startled     England  not  long   since   by   advocating  a   zollver-  ein, an imperial customs    union,     to  draw   the   scattered   empire   together  and make of it a commercial unit as  against the world.    Hard-headed men  or was it the whim of the archdema-  gogue playing on the .emotioai of the  moment and courting a .cheap notoriety  by audacious  indiscretion?  Perhaps to understand this career  it "will be necessary to u iderstand in  a measure ihe man; to explain the  twists and windings .-f his course we  should first discover the qu-ility of  his mind and tlie laws of his , temperament. Fir-it of sill, JIi.v Chamberlain is a modern mnn of business  He made his fortune in the xriMjufac^  ture of wooden screws, ' and' the  methods of his success were what  are styled "American" ki England,  that  is  the methods  of-a trust.    By  mature and by habit toe *eee clearly  what is and what is not possible,  .and he has the fconcentratioji and the  tenacity to take advantage of what  he sees. His first entrance into politics AVas in the municipal administration of the Midland ' metropolis.  He advocated a city- run in the interest of the people of the city; he secured such a governemnt, and Birmingham is now recognized as a. mo-1  del municipality. r ,  In  a  larger     field  of  politics     Mr.  Chamberlain, while a- convinced Democrat,   has   been   emphatically    an   opportunist; he looks out for the main  chance.   He  distinguishes     resolutely  between   what  is  possible and 'what  is    impossible.      Tie    is    a practical  statesman   without a shade    of    the  doctrinaire,  and    is glad   ' to    get a  half-loaf where a whole    one 1 is    impossible.        ��������� < , ���������    '*i  y Mr.' Chamberlain is' a born, fighter.  He is  compared in  looks  to * a     fox-  terrier.    Ho is a liard hitter,   a merciless opponent and his tongue'is the  bitterest  in  all  England.   It  is. said  he never forgives,   that he never  relents,   that  he has 'no -' magnanimity  and  little sympathy.    His     style    of  debate is direct, acrimociicuis,     clear,  convincing,     the    personification',  of  logic and fact.    He smashes a falsity  as  he  smashes  an     antagonist.      He  has few personal friends and but little personal magnetism.  But to have  ''Joe"  Chamberlain   "after( them" -unnerves most politicians,, and to have  ,him explain a matter is to -see to the  depth   of ,it.   He  has   made hosts   of  enemies; it seems as if he were -past  ���������master in  the   "gentle art."   Hating  an error in logic, a misstatement of  fact,   he  extends  his   hatred   to     the  maker of them.    But    this'  practical  politician,   this   clear  expositor,   this  able and clean    legislator,    has captured'the business confidence of England, as Mr..*"Gladstone by his fervor  and his moral sublimity'captured the  conscience of England.    t They    don't  love him,   but business  men     believe  in his* capacity.   He is English to the  core, and so able that he seems master of every'question.  i And    ( yet     he    develops' ^. beyond  the     hopes .   of     his - friends.      This  non-university,    im literary,-' commercial-traveler,-  politician^'of    a    municipality ,     has/    in-  j turn.     shown,  himself      able       to*      unra.vel       the  problems of the Board  of Trade,     to  frame wise and liberal legislation, to  debate on a par with Mr.  Gladstone  himself, to seize the meaning of-home  rule and'repudiate  it  and  yet1 come  forward   with   a   substitute  measure.  And. now he has brought the colonies  to the front.    He exhibits himself as  tions  of Salisbury,     while in    Africa  where she has held her own is Chamberlain's  domain.   Probably    the antagonism between a strong    and    a  weak  policy  does     not     divide     the  Cabinet  into  two    hostile    factions,  hut  the  antagonism  exists,' and   the  day, that  Chamberiaiii  gains  the  upper hand will "see a stiffening of   the  backbone   of  England'   all   over     the  7world.   It is a unique position he occupies.    The f head    of  '   a    faction,  neither party calls him her own.  Yet  he is indispensable to one,  aaid may  become the chief of the    other.   , At  any rate,  he has the ear of the people and the confidence even  of those  who   personally     detest     him.      And  with     the*   old-fog.v    .nobles  in     one  party and   humanitarian    idealoguea  in the other, England, in the hour of  peril   approaching her,   may  instinctively turn  to  the one man  who has  grasped power and confidently wields  it. -  IN MENELIK'S REALM.  A   STRANGE    COUNTRY  WHICH    AF-  "   FORDS SOME ODD CONTRASTS.  liuIUFiglitx   for Pari*.   ������  ' Paris is to have its bull-fights to  add to the excitement of its populace. The arena, however, will not  be within the city walls, says tho  London Morning Post, but at Engh-  ien, which is some 12 minutes' jour-  ncy by train.  CASTING THE DISCUS.  Athletes Would   l.iki- to Know the Secret  of the AiK-ifiit Way���������Tlie  'Moilern Coilll'ilHt.        ,  "How did. Phyallus throw the discus?" is, the question absorbing the  attention of many athletes", classical  students and, lovers of athletics. Phy-  allus has been dead for 24 centuries,  and still the riddle, is unresolved.  Archaeologists without ' number,  members of learned committees, modf  ern athletes, artists ,and ,sculptors  have sought the secret of" the old  Greek game, -but none has found it.  A fragment of the base of a"'statue  to the memory of Phyallus'' bears a.n  inscription showing that the athlete  had deserved immortality by casting  the discus 95 feet, but " beyond this  the inscription is silent. What was  the weight of his missile'and in what  manner he threw it is still unknown.  ( After 24 centuries the game of \he  Greek-youths is again'a favorite with  the public. Then,' as* now, tlie  crowds that throng field and'amphitheatre cheer -loudly     the  victor     in  Telephone Line Is the Only Sign of Civi-  '���������'    1'-cation    in   Abynsiiiii*.���������No    Roads    of  Any Description in tiieiKmpire'a Capital��������� Through :<n  Unknown Couttr)." ���������  '        i  A' party  of young  Englishmen, j or������  ganized by Mr. Well-BlundelL and  Lord Lovat, started last November  on a 'sporting and scientific ,,expfedi-  tion across Somaliland, says a*Lbn-.  dori letter, ' through Abyssinia, .or  Shoa, and the country to the west  hitherto quite unknown,' thence to  the Blue Nile and back by way of  Khartoum. One*' .of tits members,  Dr. Kottlitz, has returned wiui r an  interesting account-' ', of E'npcror  Menclik's dominions, t '.He says: ''  r "There is a telephone running between Menclik's capital and Uarar,  a distance of about 300 milos. This  line, which is the bnlj'- sign of civilization in that portion of the country," is kept " by a * Franco-Jiupsian  company, in which .Menelik is a  shareholder. The stations, which are  about two days' march apart, are  merq' thatched huts surrounded by  strong,', high     stockades.-" The ' dirty  K.  . S K v" K.  GE.V. JAMKS  President Krugor appointed him diplomatic agent at -Washington for the Transvaal, but as he is an American citizen,  President McKinley refused to permit hiin  to'officiate in. "that capacity.  pronounced     the    scheme     chimerical  and it was immediately relegated to i  the limbo  of impossible  vagaries.    If  he 'startled  England     then,    he     has  startled   the   wlitole   world   later.    In  Birmingham he    came    out  .roundly,  t for an  Anglo-American alliance.  Was  -it a:grand stand play, ,or.a forecast  ���������into the future?   Was  it   the  sudden,  candor   of  genius, which,  'forecasting  tho inevitable future, puts  itself    .in  harmorry  with   the  march   of   events,  c dh. r. w. keitz.  The Secretary of State for the Transvaal  was formerly of the Orange Free State.  His family was German and settled in Holland about two centuries ago. The secretary's grandfather emigrated to Africa.  Dr. Iteltz was born iu 184 J, and aftervgrad-  uating from the South African College  studied law in England, and was called to  the bar in 1S68. lie is one of the most  learned men in South Africa, and was the  signer of the Transvaal's ultimatum to  Groat Britain.  a statesman broad enough to consider the interests of a hundred various parts of a world-wide empire.  Jle has realized what Lord Koscbory  posed as; he has become the statesman of an empire, lie has gone even  beyond that; he has sounded the  trumpet for the union of the English-  speaking" races; he stands as the  champion of Anglo-Saxon freedom  and. trade against continental militarism and .Slavic despotism. What  heigfit 'may he not reach;, to what  depth .he may fall. The same penetration and energy of .mind that  grasped and solved the problem , of  municipal government, that criticised  and ��������� destroyed Mr. Gladstone's  scheme of home rule, foresees the  final alignment of the nations, divines that the peril is not to England alone, but to Anglo-Saxonia at  large. The same self-confident, surefooted and aggressive nature that  has made him the foremost, political  fighter of his time now presses forward to grapple, .with these mighty  difficulties.   ��������� . A l  His enemies trust that, as acknowledged chief of neither great  party, it may be his fate to fall be-  tween two stools. And it is true  that a portion of the Liberals whom  he deserted hate him, "while the old-  fashioned Tory';heartily dislikes, him.  But friend and foe recognize his capacity,. his courage, his. cunning, his  sure vision and his tenacious aggression. If England shows weakness in  Asia  it is ascribed   to     the    vacilla- i  DISCOBUXUS ,       <      - WALTER *"  OF MYKON" SCHMAHL.   -  this event, and, note with critical eye?  the method of his throwing. But for  many dreary experiences in municipal art we should probably find the  latter day enthusiast erecting monuments to the winner of the western  track "meetings. When the Greek  youth returned to his native town  with the crown of wild olives ho  brought new luster to his vaJley and  new pride to his family. The victor  on the modern field sees his name inscribed in a yellow-backed annual,  receives the compliments of coaches  and friends and  passes  into oblivion.  Throwing the discus has become  since its rebirth in 1896 a very popular addition to the list of modern  athletic trials. In that.year the plan  of holdwig a great international athletic meet on the site of the national Greek game was  developed.  Among the events on that occasion  was the group of five trials which  had been so popular with the  Greeks. These five were jumping,  throwing the javelin, wrestling, running and throwing the discus. In  classic times these events were  grouped so as to test the all-round  athlete in strong contrast with the  modern athlete who specializes in,  one line of athletic effort.  In   throwing   the   discus  can, Kobert    Garrett    of  was Ihe victor,  though he  before contested-    in   such  With  his    return    the game  America.,     and  so     steadily  a.n   Ameri-  Princeton,  had never  an  cent.  came  to-  has     it  grown in popular favor that it now  occupies a prominent position on the  programme, of every athletic contest.  So small, ho\ve\er, is the world of  amateur athletics when confined to  its actual devotees that many who  follow the fortunes of this team or  that only through- the. daily press  still know the game only by name.  "Thi-  It-vat. of Diikeroiinmjr.',',     ;*''���������  A nervous curate the other day announced from the reading . desk:  "I-Icrc ..'begirmcth the second chap tor;'  of the . duke of Booteronomy!" His'  vicar looked severely at him, and  the young man blushed, coughed and  repeated, "The boot of Dukerono-  my." .;'  .There ..must  ha.ve     been   germs   of  mispronunciation  lurking  in  the  air, :  for  at a  later   period   in   the  service  the vicar  read     out, ."I  publish   the  manns of barriage,"  etc.       ������������������' ���������  The curate beamed with satisfao  tionjfoin spite of the solemnity of the  occasion.���������Household  Word*?.,  Injustice.  "It's an unmitigated libel," exclaimed  the Filipino.  "What's the matter?"  "This writer says we have a lazy climate;. "I'll leaye it. to any unprejudiced thermometer ' maker' and 'germ*  expert to decide if we. haven't one of  the most industrious climates in the  gazetteer.'*  , KMPKUOR  MEXEI.IK.      ������-  eastern hut,' with'its^ Abyssinian attendant, allords a striking contrast  with the telephone and the instruct-  ioais to ..'ring up Addis Abcba.' At  one" of these stations, when about  half way* to . the capital, '' we heard  that Menelik had left there with his  army to veceive the submission of  Ras Mangasciii. o We then tried to  telephone, through to Capt-i Harrington, the British <iesident\at - Addrs  Abeba. 'JA frenchman at' * the other  end of thei'line tried his best to-*prevent this, aiid 'it was only through  hearing one of-the British''interpret  tors talking on the line, that *ve sue-'  ceedecl in getting" through-.,'* During  the month's 'journey between flarar  and the .capital avc were constantly  passing ivory "caravans going to  Ilarar, We also* met parties ~ in  cha'rge of Russians arid Frenchmen  connected with' political missions  and a.few French missionaries. It  was very hot work crossing the J la-  wash plain,' and most of our traveling had to be done late in the day  and into the night: Afterwards* the  ascent of the central plateau * made,  the conditions more pleasant.  "The Abyssinia capital is about  five milos square, and is simply an  agglomeration'' of round, thatched  huts, made of bamboo and grass,  without Avindows or chimneys. There  are no roads of any description. Tho  better class* houses are surrounded  by stockades. Menclik's so-called  palace is merely a collection of somewhat larger houses of the same,type.  Tie is noAv hoA-mg a few stone houses  constructed by Indian Avorkmen. For  the past two seasons Gapt. Harrington, who formerly resided at Zella,  has li\red in the capital. The British residency consists merely of a  couple of large tents Avith a number  of smaller' ones inclosed in a turf-  walled compound., Besides Capt.  Harrington, the one British subject  living there is a man named McJvel-  vy, who has had an extraordinary  career. Formerly an officer's scr\*ant,  he was one of .the original prisoners  of IVIagdala. and A\-as tortured among  the rest, lie . elected to remain in  Abyssinia, and for 37 years he has  liA-ed as an Abyssinian. lie has  adopted their dress and customs,  and when Captain Harrington first  AA-ont to Addis Abcba he hn"d actually  forgotten his oavii language. This,  hoA\evcr, soon came back, and he is  iioav employed as an interpreter at  the residency. He li\es in the capital with his Abyssinian Avife, and lias  lost all semblance of his OAvn nationality."   Ifo Carriage.  One of the most amusing instances  of misunderstanding a word is told by  an old churchwarden of Wallingford.  England.  At one time the bishop of Oxford sent  round.to the churchwardens inquiries,  among winch was: A  "Does your officiating clergyman  preach the gospel, and are his conversation ';"��������� and carriage consistent therewith?"  To this  the churchwarden _qf  Wal-  lingford replied, "He preaches the gospel, but he does not keep a carriage.'  -���������Chicago Democrat.  Utight Man In the Riglit Place.  Manufacturers' Agent���������Is the head  buyer tip stairs?  Accommodating Employee���������No; he's  out, but the subseller is down stairs.������������������  Chicago Tribune. -."  Self Advertising.  He���������I wonder wby' Mr. 'Lavender.-  the perfumer,, scents his note paper?  She���������That's his business.���������-Yonkers  Statesman.  Doing It by, Halves. -       "'  "My wife AA-eut Avest'the other day to  ���������!sit her sister who lives.in California,"  said. Brown-with a"smile.   "I was unable to go with her on account of being  detained here on a matter of business  .that needed my attention; so I went  with her as'far as Chicago,! saw her  f safely on an overland train and then  '��������� came  back.   But before I 'left her���������'I  looked up tbe porter ������������nd gave hina half  of a $5 bill that I had torn in1 two,* say-1  ing that toy wife' had the other half *<  and'that he Avould get that"at the end *  of the jourfiey-if he would see that she  Deeded for, nothing on the trip."      ]' t  1   The' porter's eyes stuck out, and ��������� he*  faithfully   promised   that   my    wife  would. receiA^e the"' best 'of *care; so "I'  caine away feeling that she would ,not  lack for anything.-v", y. '-   "j ,       >  . "When ,1 ^returned home I discovered ',  to fmy hbi*ror that I had neglected to  gh'e my wife the other half of the bill.  Today 1 received a letter from her re- ,  minding me of that fact"1 and saying >  that she had torn "a dollar bill' In"- two  .and given it to the porter.    .  "Somewhere/ along?.' the   line *   must be a wild eyed darky with, the1  halves of two'.worth less  bills, in" his'"'  possession and a firm conviction*'that '  he has been worked by. some sort'of a  new' flimflam'-game.';^''^ t ���������' A������>*Iii '<  ��������� wT am very anxious to have, my'wife  return so I���������caiT,fipjf];bul from Ijer-v^hat  sort of reasoning she used wrben she;'  gave that porter ."a .half instead of the '?���������/  whole of'that $1 bill.'"���������Detroit'-E"ree "J,  Press.   ,-      <������  ttfere  'L  &A  .!; ii'>  ���������v\.  Changed Ifer'jlfind Too. ".*'"���������  /-.  A young couple ,in V Lancashire; vil-*  lage had. been courting' 'for.,several5  years. The young man one day said to i  the woman:' L ,-,     ^   \f  "Sail. Icannamarry^tiaee." ,���������    "i,   A  "Hott'-s that?'%asked.she;  * /   -  "I've'changed my-mind,"-said he:  -tA'Well,*! I'll tell jypii* what we'll do,"  said sher '"If folkIk'now^that,it's tliee  as>has^g[ven;'mefup!! I slianna be?able{j  to get another chap, but if-they think '  that I've given you'up then^I can get,v  another' chap.1"''* So ��������� we'Tlf liave*. banns ���������  published^ and'wbenv the wedding'day  tomes   the  parson   will   say -to 'thee,'"  'Wilt thou have this woman to be thy '  wedded  wife?' and - tha . must say, v'l *  will.'   And when he says,to me, 'wilt*'  thou^have, this man tbVbe thy wedded  -; '���������-   '^1  -'>?<��������� r]  ii   at < -, 1  sin *.  husband?' I  shall  say AX winna.'  AC  The/daycame, and wlieti tlie/mmisterV  niri  ".Wilt thou have tliis! woman to be''  the- man' ansAvered:  said.  thy wedded wife'  "I will."  .   <      V    >'/--���������" AA���������.   -������1 r.,'  Then the. parson''said"to.the, woman:':.  "Wilt thou .have this man to* be'thy'  wedded;liusband?"   And she said:   "��������� "A  ."I will."-'' '  \~   A       .      -        A* A"  ���������'Why," said' the young man furious-.f  ,ly.. "you sai<3,you would"sayA'I win-'''  "1 knoAV that," said the young woman, "but I've changed my-mind since."/  ���������London Answers.      A  v  Tliis Co Worse Timn Woi'ita. *  There wns a young man" in the Awent.v-fifst corps'  Who   thought   he'd   enlist   for   a   jcar.    perhaps  niorps; ���������  lie did not fear danger,  he'd met it beforps.  But ere the first yAar of his service was orps  He met a huge lion which came to his dorps  And, springing upon liim"resistlessly, horps  The gallant j-oung1 (jj'en.idier down to the dorps.  Then,  stan'ding aho\e him with .teirthle roips,,   ,t  The animal ruthlessly mangled and torps   ^/ ,x  His body, as well as the clothes which he worps. (  He finally left him all welt'ring in goips.  With blood freely oo/.ing from o\ery .poijis.  In this sad condition he .tliouijlit of thetloips.  He acquiied s\\. school in the sweet d.iys of'yorps.  And loud in his pain he was heard to.deplorps "  The day that he went with the Twenty-fiist corps.1  . ,        *   ���������London  l\istime&.  " / i  A Waste of Words.  "Why don't you shout 'Long live tht  general?' " .  "It is quite needless," ansAvered the Filipino. ''Any man as cautious about his  personal safety as the general doesn't  need any encouragement in the longevity line."���������Washington* Star. "* - -        A.  A Practical Poem.  What's the use  Of tying a poet down to conventional/ule������  And spoiling       - .���������  His good  ideas  By rhyme and metre which knock  All the soul out of thein?  . _  Why can't he vwule    -   , , i  Just as he  and if  'i  Blame pi rases,  IJe wants   '  To write a nice long  less ot  the Ijws ot  of s> liable*!, accent.  and  me.isuies  Oi els.- a little bit of a bhort line  This. *  Why not? A*    '   ..      '..     ���������N<ov  Three Strikes  "Aincher workni now  "NaAv.*-Strike."..  ���������'"Cheerv- ":; ���������  line like this one. regaid-  versific.ition, the quaiuity  ilothm, Stan/as. strophes  '">    "   '>  Yorlcv,Sun.  and Out.  .Jimmy?"'  r "T'ree of 'cm. ' I strikes'do ole mao  fer a raise,' he strikes a attitude, an deii  I strikes, de ^sidewalk,"���������liuliauapuli*  Journal. .������������������'  "���������'���������'.'.������������������   The Best vPfnuKie. "; ���������   ���������  '��������� ' ';     When writing'vt!i"?es. .'dear,'to yoii.  As swains'enamored "-often do.  No matter'then Ayhat'Vnanie I use ���������' v(  To keep you in-a'; fair disguise '  From'Wly prying ^public eyes,.  There'is one..privil'ejfe I' choose��������� ���������;..;  .Whatever name.ox.idme or fine ;���������"?..',       y  ��������� v    You bear I still must* call you. mine.  v,   *vi-; ��������� New York World- .-;  A Called B������:6k. ,-  "Josephine started on 'a summer trip,  but didn'tgo.". y  "Why'1do������?"A : ,.��������� ���������;:���������..'������������������,    .  "On  the way to thb'station  she saw  new fall  hat&r.in the shop jwindows."���������  Chicago Recqrd.  vs-     ' v.    ���������  .     Tsj-p..Vomen. .-;;  Xlds, Maud's life" is 'full of woe;  Ancestral relics cost her gold,  ��������� While Sarah, who is poor, youkno\T,  Has lineage long and jewels old.  J  .1 n *  r'   ,     l'  t i  1#  <V4  r  f  ^  1*$  TM';.qrtBERLAro NEWS  CUMBEBLAND. B.C.  WHAT'MACHINERY  DOES.  Fertilizing   an   acre   with   wagon   and  ' ' shovel' takes 50 hours, while Avith a modern  drill  the same  work  is  done  in  an  /hour. ,  A machine for making umbrella covers  does in 20 minutes the work that formerly  required 4  hours and 29  minutes by  '  hand. ���������  Sewing the vamps on 100 pairs of women's "tine shoes takes 10 hours by ma-  chiue as compared with 100 hours by  hand. , < ���������*  i  One acre of oats is harvested Avith a  self binder in two ' hours' as against 16  hours and 40 minutes using a sickle and  cradle. > ���������  One, thousand paper bags, which formerly took G hours and 20 minutes to  make bj' baud, are now turned out finished byra machine in 20 minutes.  With  a  machine  that  reaps,   thrashes  and sacks the wheat iu one operation, an  acre is thus treated in 52 minutes, that  ".required 48 hours and 40 minutes by the  ' old method. ,, ,  The modern gangplow turns up an aero  of iand   for  wheat  in <one hour as com-  ���������   pared with five to eight hours Avhen work  is done with oxen drawing .an ordinary  steel plow.  It takes-12 minutes to "thoroughly harrow an iacre of' ground iwith. the, modern  disk harrow as compared Avith 21/L> hours  using '.a brush cut from a treetop and  drawn by oxen, as was the custom of,the  early settlers." A -  THOUSANDS LIKE HER.��������� Tena  McLeod, Severn Bridge, writes: "I owe a  debt of *arratitv������de to DR. THOMAS' EC-  LiECTRIC OIL for curing me of a severe  cold that troubled me nearly all last winter." In order to give a auietus to a  hacking cough, taku' a dose of DR.  THOMAS' ECIiEOTRIC OIL thrice a  day, or oftener if'the cough spells render  it necessary.  1 *- , i- -      i      ���������  A Revised Want.  "Say;  you  are .the   man   who. was  ' around  here yesterday' looking for a  job. aren't you?" ,  ��������� "Yes." ,  "Well, do you still want work?"  "Why, have "you found a place for  me?"' '    -  .  "Yes. just the"���������  "Then I don't want It," he yelled as  "he ran away, like a frightened deer.���������  Chicago Times-Herald.  PALE PEOPLE  Have their blood enriched, their  heart strengthened and their  cheeks rosy by using Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  Insufficient quantity or poor quality of  the blood is one of the evil results that  usually follow^ any derangement of the  heart.  If the heart becomes weakened in any  way it cannot pump the blood to the lungs  as iL should, there to ,be purified and impregnated with the life-giving oxygen.    ,  As a result the  blood deteriorates.  It loses its nourishing, vitalizing,  health-giving qualities. The face becomes pale, t'hin  and'waxen, the lips  bloodless, tho hands  and feet cold. ��������� J  There is weakness, tiredness,  shortness of breath and palpitation. When  those suffering from thin or watery blood  start taking Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills they are assured of a cure. Every  dose acts on the heart itself, causing it>  to beat strong, sleady and regular.  Every' dose, too,, introduces into the  blood those vital elements necessary to  make it rich and red.  Soon the pale cheek takes on the rosy  hue of health, there isstrength instead of  weakness, energy ,and activity take the  place of tiredness and lassitude.  Miss M. Skullion, 50 Turner Street,  Ottawa, Ont., says: "I was greatly  troubled with my heart, together with  extreme nervousness for many years.  These' complaints brought about great  weakness^ and feeling of tiredness. My  blood was of poor quality, so much so that I.  became pale and" languid. Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills curedf me < after all  else failed*r* They built up-my system,  enriched my blood, strengthened ,my  serves arid restored me to health/'  TRUE  ELOQUENCE.  TO PREVENT IS BETTER THAN  TO REPENT.���������A little medicine in .the  shape of tbe wonderful pellets which are  known, as Parmelee's Vegetable Pills,  administered at the proper time and with  the directions adhered to often prevent a  serious attaok of sickness and save money  which would go to the doctor.;, In all irregularities of the digestive organs they  are < an Invaluable corrective and by  cleansing the,blood .they clear the skin of  imperfections.  THE, HOME  DOCTOR.  ' Another Blyatery.  "The study of the occult sciences  interests me very much," remarked the  new boarder. f "I love to explore the  ��������� dark depths of the mysterious, to delve  into the regions of the unknown, to  fathom the unfathomable, as it were,  and to"���������  "May I help you to some of the hash,  professor?" interrupted tho landlady.  And the good woman never knew  Avhy the other boarders smiled audibly.  C. C. RICHARDS & CO.  Dear Sirs,��������� A few days ago I was  taken with a severe pain and contraction of rhe cords of my leg, and had  to be taken home in a rig. I could not  sleep for the pain, and was unable to  put my foot to the floor. A friend  told me   of   your   MINARD'S LINI-  Thin, nervous women require ten  hours' sleep every night.  For earache apply a good sized linseed  meal poultice, hot, with eight or ten  drops of laudanum dropped in the middle.  This' will usually cure the most severe  earache.  In'.convulsions of children apply cold  to the head and heat to the body.- A  warm mustard bath is^excellent. Camphor may be 'held to the nostrils, and  sometimes chloroform is used with good  results. i  A stubborn attack of hiccoughs will  almost invariably yield if a drop of oil  of cassia (cinnamon) ou a piece of sugai  ,is given to the sufferer eA-ery 10 or 15  minutes. This has been 'proved effective  when all other remedies haWfailed.  Remedy for" Whooping Cough.  At this season Whooping Cough is very  prevalent among some ot the children in  most families, it is notfridvisable to stop  the coughing entirely, but' relief ��������� should  undoubtedly be sought - Griff cha' Menthol  Liniment affords more prompt relief than  any other remedy. Also in cases of Croup  it affords immediate relief. Try it. All  druggists. 25 cents.   MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Everywliere.  The 'Primroue Path.  "Cousin Martha has got tired of physical culture."  "Hoav do you knoAV?"  "She's gone back to walking. pigeon  toed."���������Chicago Record.  Its   Effect  Upon   an1 Oratorical   Tenderfoot From the Eajtt.  "Talkin about oratory." said Broncho  Bob, "you ought to have been out to  Crimson Gulch last fall, so as to hear  some of the real thing."  , "We ha\*e some pretty luminous specimens in,congress," ventured the man who  felt it incumbent on him to show a little  local pride.  "Not a circumstance.    I've read some  of  them   kind  of  speeches.     I've  heard  'era ,too.    A feller come from the east an  started in to tell Crimson Gulch what it  orter   do.     Some   of   the   boys   alloAved  things was gettin  ruther slack,  an  they  says anything fur a change.   So they took  hi*& advice an blazed away an organized  a city council."  "I see.    You held tan"election."  "Nary.  We didn't want any bloodshed.  We jes' 'passed the word around that'the  city council was goin to be held, au made  it an open game. < Everybody was there  except   Nevada   Bill,  an   he  didn't  dare  show up' because he was under suspicion  of sittin in a poker game Avith a private  stock of blue chips which he had bought  unbeknownst from a store in San Antonio.     It Avasn't long until, under the instructions of the tenderfoot, we had  the  city, council in good shape.    Only officers  was allowed to wear their weapons dur-  in the proceedin's, an nobody was barred  from the debate.    The first business Ave  took" up' was the case of Nevada Bill.   We  reckoned   that  it   wouldn't   be   no   more  than   decent  local   pride  to  prevent   the  importation of any poker chips except "by  the duly recognized , authorities  fur said  importation.    Rattlesnake  Pete said the  only Avay to make the law bindin was to  pervide,that anybody breakin  it .should  be shot at least once.    The tenderfoot got  r'ilod  iu -a minute.    He jumped  to "'his  feet an got off the most long winded talks  about constitutionality an  the  rights of  -citizenship an whereas an therefore that  I  ever heard.     He talked   hard,, an  he  showed he had read books.    But you orter have heard Three Finger Sam's'historic reply.    It jes' shower] how quick a  man   who' has  the  gift  of  genuine  eloquence can pnd an argument.    Crimson  Gulch hasn't got through talkin about it  yet.*   Three Finger Sam drawed himself  up_,to his full height an'p'inted his linger  at the"tenderfoot.'   'I dou't desire to use  no harsher words than'is necessary,' says'  he, 'but I'd, like to know, what you mean,  you  low  down,  lop  ear jack, rabbit,  by  comin into this .town an tryin to tell, us  whether   a   man   needs   shootiu   or' not.  Haye we got  to wait- for some  lantern  jaAved coyote to come wanderin in' off the  prairie an tell  us what's good' fur  us?  Beware!'  says Three  Finger  Sam,  still  p'intin   his  finger an   growin   more  eloquent ' every minute.  'Beware,1 you  bow-  legged burro!    Don't you think you can  come here an overaAve people because you  wear specs.    Have a,care, or the fust  thing you know' you'll be travelin out of  this town with a.bunch of patriotic citizens on your' trail/ every one  of  whonr  is dead anxious,to shoot a freckle off'n1  the back-of your neck!'-  The tenderfoot  didn't have another word to saj\ [an he  left  town  the'next  mornin}"���������Washington Star. '   '"*"  CONSUMPTION BEGINS WITH  LUNG WEAKNESS.  r'  &  J'  &  THERE   IS   DEATH   IN   THE AIR   FOR   THOSE  WITH WEAK LUNGS WHO BRAVE THE-*-'.  '   .'.  -   DANGERS OF COLD WEATHER. . ��������������������������� ���������...,,  -\5  Weak Lungs Made^Strong and Proof Against Danger,  by the  New Scientific  Slocum Treatment for'  La Grippe, Coughs, Consumption and Dis-  eases of the Respiratory Organs.   9  A NEW TREATMENT THAT CURES  CONSUMPTION, AND A  CHANCE FOR YOU TO TEST IT FREE.  -."v  ������F%-v$l  i*    , * *" '   ' i* pAHssfil  Proof Positive.  Judge Scroggs���������What is your proof  thet ole Aunt Dosh stole ther chickens?  Policeman Peleg���������She wuz si agin  loudes' at ther revival meetin las' night.  ���������New York Journal.  A TONIC FOR THE DEBILITATED.  ���������Parmelee's Vegetable Pills by acting  ������������������            -        mildly but thoroughly on   tbe seoretiohs  MENT, and one hour from the first ap- of the body are a valuable tonic, stimu-  plication, I was able to walk, and lati.n* the- ^Bging organs to. healthful  the pain entirely disappeared  You can use my 'name 'as freely as  you like, as I consider it the best  remedy I have ever used.  CHR1STOHPER GERRY.  Ingersoll, Ont.  Why We "Do" Each Other.  "One great trouble wif dis here world,"  said Uncle Eben. "is dat ev'rybody 'mag-  ines dat .some one is tryin ter git de best  of 'im an dat he's gotter git de best of  some oue else so's ter keep  Washington Star.  action and restoring them to full vigor.  They can be taken in graduated doses  and so used that they can be discontinued  at any time without return of the ailments which they were used to allay.  Something- JAlac a Pace.  Courteous Reproof.  Ida NoAvnce���������She talks incessantly  about herself.  Sallie DeWitt���������Yes, but never about  other people.���������Brooklyn Life.  ������������������������������  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  His Good Eye.   .  It is a curious fact that the loss of any  one of the five senses is atoned for to a  considerable extent by a pronounced increase in rthe efficiency of the other  senses. The result is sometimes astonishing.   *  A man Who had lost the sight of both  eyes trained his hearing until he could  cell by the sound.of his footsteps on tho  sidewalks, as he made his way about  town, whether he was in the middle of  the AA*alk or at one side, whether he was  walking past a brick or a frame house,  or a fence, or open ground.  He knew in what part of the town he  was, not only by his memory or sense of  general direction, but by the difference  int the "tones" of his footsteps, and lie  walked about freely, seldom running into  anything or anybody.  Some one in his presence once called in  question his total blinduess.  "Which eye do you think I can see  with?" he asked the skeptic.  "The left one, of course," was tlie reply. "I can see that the right oue is  blind."  In reply, the blind man merely opened  his penknife and tapped the left eye with  Ihe little blade.  It was a glass eye.���������-Youth's Companion.        ���������������������������        A Verdict.  'Tis folly to be wise, because���������  Such boomerangs are nature's laws��������� ^  Th������ sago may win encomium,  But people dodge who see him come.  ' ���������Chicago   Record.  ::.*���������;," U;ywyH%|  AifM  1 1W..&J*  - $8$  A> l^-:mym  ���������**- --"H������ "'-"���������*'J  '���������4,***V^"?'^*1  The cold ��������� weather has brought its usual  crop of la grippe, catarrh, coughs, sore  throats, etc., etc. It means death to thousands if neglected.  For these disorders are but forerunners of  death-dealing consumption.  .Doctor Slocum's new treatment for this  terrible disease is a lifeboat of hope for  'those in despair.  It is a neAv scientific system Of medicine,  the result of modern medical discoveries, a  positive and absolute annihilator of the  deadly consumption and grip germ.  The system consists of three remedies  Avhich act simultaneously and supplement  each other's curative action.  The Doctor Slocum system, has brought  health to thousands who Avcre weak, sickly,  pale, thin, and therefore open to consumption infection, if not infected.  It has cured dangerous throat and' lung'  troubles which the sufferers thought were  proof against medicine.  It it. the cold Aveather antidote.  What it has done is a proof of what it Avill  do���������for you���������if you'll let it.  l It is simple and effective, easy and  pleasant to take.  Modern science reduced to a nutshell.  The problem of disease prevention solved.  Every  first-class  druggist  dispenses   the  Slocum System of Treatment in large origi- ?;  nal packages, with full directions for use.1^'-A  Science daily develops new wonders, and ''/  the distinguished chemist, T. A. Slocum,,pa-,'.  tiently experimenting   for years,' has .pro-' ".'  duced results as beneficial to humanity as' <  can be obtained by any modern genius.   Hi*i '���������* -  assertion that lung trouble and consumption   -  are curable in   any climate is" proven'' by ���������  heartfelt letters of gratitude/filed in his Canadian, American and European laboratories,'  in thousands, from those cured iri all 'parts   "  of the Avorld.   And Avishing-to ,demonstrate*'- '  his discovery of reliable cure for eonsump-'  tion (pulmonary tuberculosis), and all throat, \  and lung troubles, Avill send ThreePree���������Bot-^  ties (all different) of his new discoveries to,    ,  any afflicted reader of this paper. Avriting for  them.     " ' <        rt,r  Simply Avrite to the T. A. Slocum "Chem-,  ical Company, Limited, 179 King street'Avest,1   ".  Toronto, giving postoffice and express* ad-^,  dress, and the free, medicine,' (the -Slocum'  Cure) will be promptly sent.     "     - - ^  Sufferers should take instant advantage of  this gencrbus"propdsition, and .when writing  to them, say you saw this free offer.- in this  paper.  Persons in Canada seeing Slocum's free  offer in American papers will please.send foa  samples to Toronto.  ���������ft  ������&���������  "SHI  l\>\  ������i$y  Couldn't sleep at.nig-ht  with the torture.  " "Oh,  cabman,   you   should  go  very  slowly while passing a graveyard."  "Graveyard? This ain't no graveyard; these are milestones."���������West  End. ���������������������������    ���������  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cum Dan������  An Opportunity Lost.    .  Mabel���������Cholly is aAvfully slow. Yesterday whon he and I were Avalking in the  woods I picked a big bunch of autumn  leaves and stuck them in my belt.  Bessie���������Yes!   And then���������  Mabel���������Why the stupid fool didn't have  sense enough to press thera.���������New York  Journal.  Eczema, or Salt Rheum, as it is  often called, is one of the most  ag-onizing of skin diseases, nothing  but torture during* the day and twofold torture at niarh't.  But there's a remedy permanently,  cures the worst kind of Eczema-  relieves the itching-, burning* and  smarting- and soon leaves the skin  smooth and healthy.  It is Burdock Blood Bitters.  Mrs.   Welch,   Greenbank,    Ont,  tried it and here is what she says:  " B. B. B. cured me of Eczema three years  agfo and I have had no return of it since.  I was so bad that I could not sleep at nig"ht  with it.  "Being- told of B.B.B. I tried it, and two  bottles made aperfectandpermanentcure."  CREAM SEPARATORS ...  If you keep cows you'cannot afford to be  without a CREAM SEPARATOR, and if you  want to have the best, most moderate in  price, and on easiest terms, apply to ~"  R. A.   LISTER  &   CO.,   LTD.,  238. King St., Winnipeg,    v  Dealers in Dairy Supplies and Produce, Gasoline Engines,  Horse Tread Powers, Etc.  .....       ,    SEEDIN8   MACHINE!.  arriages,   TV agong,   Barjrpws- Windmlllat  &o.  QRADE��������� PLOWS,  ages.   Wagons,  COCKSHTJXI PLOW CO., Winnipeg;  wm\  W. N. U.     24G.  A fashion exchange says the bustle is  coming to the front again. That wasn't  where they wore it "when you and I  were young. Maggie."  Minarfl's Liniment Cures Collis. Etc.  LUCAS, STEELE & BKISfOL  Importer, of Groceries  Vllte AS. HamUton.Ont.  'Circle Teas  X.. S. St B. Coffee*  Ii. S. & B. Extracts  Ii. S. & B. Spicea  A  A  If you cannot attend the "Winnipeg Business College just no-vf, do not waste your  evenings at home. We dan give your instructions in some Biibject by mail.  Write for descriptive catalogue.  G. W. DONALD, See.  J;    '  ft;  I'' THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  1 HSU KL>' EV ERY JSATDP-DAY.���������'  M.  B.   BisseLL Editor.  Tru> ut-iu.-iuis of Tin; Nkws :iro open to i-ll  wh>������ *ivh to express tin rem views ou raatt-  fct������*.-f */ul>l'c  iu u-re&s.  Wiiile wefl.i u-.t hold ourtelve*- responsible for the utterauces of correspoudeuts, we  rent-eve the r-ght of declining to insert  aouiujuoic'V ioas uuDecessHiil} personalty  SATURDAY,    DEC.   30th,    1899  O . ,   NEXT   YEAR'S   BICTOL3&5.  No 'Radical Departures in Construction,  but Reduction in Wi'ight, Especially iu Chainlet's Wheels.  'trt The changes Iu bicycle conutructfon for  next year will be In detail. Although tho  n-uken" as yet have given out uo deflnlt-*-  tnf.rinatlou relative to li)<X> models, it may  be assumed that there will be no surprising  ���������^partures either In design or lu meqhani-  eol' features.. r   -  I'rotwbly tho point of greatest interest to  Ciders Is the reduction, in weight, especially  la   the   chaluicss   machines,   which     witn  reaeouiibly  heavy  etjuipment,   often   weigh  from  28   to  30   pounds.     It   is   understood  that with  decreased  weight there will  be  a comfortable factor' of safety,   but rider.-".  ������ho want to bo certain of* ample margin  vt alrength will be able to secure It In thp.  18'JD   models,   and   at   a   lower   price.   The  & ' .cutting  in   weight'is  made    possible     by  smaller tubing,' lighter gears,-and trimming  , of. metal from-hubs and other "parts where  It .can be spared.    The tubing"'will be ouo  ;and oneVelghth Inches In "dlatneter, instead,  ������f an Inch and a half.    The familiar, spoke  ' ������tuds will be abaudon'ed for a combination'  ���������f *Boke, and hub.    Each spoke is hold  In-  ' place by; a ball head. , Announce or so is  saved  by substituting, a bolt foi- the seal-  8������et binder.'    The bolt is practically flush  with'the, tubing.     Considerable  weight  13  saved In the crank mechanism.    A sleeve  containing tbe bearings is inserted in the'  crank bracket and held by'bolts.   In a'gen-  , ���������,  eral way It resembles the, sleeve used this  3ff*ar,   but Is smaller and lighter,  and tho  -Duster gear is narrower.    This gear is In "-  tkwo  parts,' the   centre   is ^bored   out   aud  threaded to screw on a central piece,  the ���������  J,    object   being   to   prevent,  a   posrlbinty   of'  ' warping during the hardening process. Tho  ,7   gear is utilized as a "bearing, the balls run-  , ], ������������*>���������*��������� Just under the teeth,  ni In the 1800  t������ttern.    AH  these.,- modifications efftct  a  ���������;'.������a������Jng'of about four pounds, and the 1000'  '��������� ���������������������������.,'J*fY*1-  *5e������ry will  weigh  not  more than  the  flMt grade of chain machine of this seasou  -is** pounds'without the "saddle.. -   A  *���������"*���������'   forged     fork     crown     of      1S')S,  *-"*' Wblcb baa the reputation of not breaking.  ��������� ������������eo In accident, will supercede the double  ���������rowa,   with   nickel   plates   for   excluding  dirt.     The   single   forging   presumably   Is  adopted partly for the purpose of changing  tb* style of machine.  The pinion bearing at the forward end of  the gear shaft will be held by a checlc nut.  Tblg unquestionably will be an Improvement ou the 1S99 method of securing the  adjustment. The large screw of this year's  pattern passes-on a brass washer placid on  , tb* adjusting case.'. The screw next year  Will be uoed only as a dust cap, and it can  b������ removed for the purpose of Inbricatiug  the pinion and the master gear without disturbing the adjustment.  Cnalnless  models  also  will   be  provided  with coaster brakes.    This attachment has  been pretty thoroughly tested on Connecti-  ' cut roads by tbe factory riders, and enough  to known' of Its performauce to justify it**-  being furnished to those  who are  on the  alert for novelties.  The crank hanger will be dr.-.pped two and  1 '   ane-half Inches.    This  is  a  quarter  of an  Inch less than that of 1S00,  and  will  dc-  - crease' the  chances   of, striking  pedals   on  rough   roads,   while  preserving  the  s oadi-  nenw of the running characteristics of the  two and three-puarters drop.���������Toronto Mail  and Empire.   o  ���������    .  FATHER OP RED CROSS.  Organization  Pounded  by va  Man  Now  Binds  Forty  Governments  '''.Ay Under Its Rules.  I wonder how many of us know that tho  .'great  benlfice'nt society  known as  the  International  Red  Cross  Itelief  Organlz.itiou  had   a  father  instead   of a   mother  .-is  It.*  v,   first parent, and that parent "a wielder of  the pen" and a native of Switzerland?    rf  we have thoughtat-all of the origin of this  very helpful organization,..under whost- articles   forty   governments   are   now   b-.n-ncl,  haven't  w.e rather credited  the  Idea  to a  woman-an American  woman?    We    come  naturally   by   this  thought,   owing' to   our  own  Clara  Barton's zeal  in the  wori  and  her Instrumentality In establishing the American branch.  ���������But   to   M.   Henri   bunant,   of ���������Swit'-ser-  Iand,   belongs   the   credit   for   the     "Red  Cross,"  the sublimest expression of Christian   philanthropy   ever   known;     and     to  Chira    P.art������n,   of   America,   belongs     ths  praise  for  the   Society   of  the-  Red   C.oss  having rxtended  its scope beyond the limit*- of war and added thereto rMIef-in great  national       calamities���������torrmdoes.        Iloofbi.  ���������droughts, conflagration*- nnd earthquakes.  When   Miss   Barton   undertook   to   enlist  our government she realized that war was  so remote a contingency that sufficient interest to preserve the organization w.-uld not  oxifst, and therefore conceived the idea of  applying its principles to naiiciiai t-ala'n-  itJi'.s of an extent beyond thoso which can  be adequately relieved by temporarily organized philanthropists, and proposed what  is known as the' "American amendment,"  which has been left to the discretion of  each individual national socieL3r. Ruosi<������  and Germany adopted the "American  amendment" at once, and more than once  have found it worth while.  In America *,*e have had just twelve national calamities to claim the services of  the Red Cross Society, as expressed the  "amendment"���������the Michigan flres, the  Ohio and Misais.s:pi'i floods of 18S2, aud  again llouds in 1881( the M.ssi.ss.ppi cyclone,  the Viiginia epiueui.e, the 'IVsus drouglu,  thi������ Chariescou eaithquake. the Jlount Ver-  iiv 11 Hilinois; c'3'oione, the Johnstown flood,  ihe Armeman horrors and, last, the terrible  butchoi'les under tlie name of war in the  inland ot Cuba.  The' war with Spain is our first war since  tho organisation  of  the "American  Society  of   the   Red   Cross.     It -was  in   1877  that  Clara Barton, after many years, of I'l'-rdos.-  and persistent effort, finally got the. subject'  before  a  president   of   the   United * States.  With the help of the Hon. John Hitz, consul-general of Switzerland,  she finally got  President  Kayos   to   consider   the   matter,  iiut it was not until four years later, when  the   martyred, Garfield   was   in   the   chair,  that the subject  was seriously considered.  At (that  time  Secretary   Windoni   laid  the  proposition  before  the  cabinet,' the Prcs.-  dont   was, at   once' interested   and   recommended it in his first message to congress.  President Garfield was denied the ple.ibure  of signing the general treaty; that was r&;  served for his successor,  President Ai'ihur,  who nobly took up, the  work and pleaded  'for  it ��������� in   his   first   message   to     congress,  .which body finally agreed to the accession  , of the United States to the Geneva convention, ' aud   President   Aj thur   signed     the  treaty March 1, 1SS2, "or IS years after the  organization of the socieLy "in" Switzerland  It was after witnessing the dreadful bat-  ���������tle  of  June 24,   JL.S:>D,   that  Henri  D-unant  wrote  his  book,   "C'n   Souvenir  de- Solfer-  fno," in which he depicted',with such telling   force  the   neglected   condition   of  the  wounded   that ,it  soon    found    translation  Into ui-ei-y tongue, and so aroused the puo-'  lie mind to this, feature of war that within  four years  'August 22,   1803),   the, International   compact   of   Geneva   regulating  the  ��������� succor   of   the   sick   aud   wounded   daring  battle  and after, ; went  into effect,  signsd  and*  agreed 'to  by   twelve   nations. >  Soon  this  number was  increased  to.   seventeen,  and   now  It  has  been   stated  the  inflii'oer  Is  forty. ,   . '       '     ���������>    ..  During' the four years' that Henri. Du  r.ant was trying to briny, about Interna^  tiohal organization.- the-president of the  -Swiss su'.'iety, Mr. Gustav Moynior, was devoting all his time and much of his wealth  to further the cause. He warmly, aided  , Miv Dunant and presented him to the So-  eii-Iy of Social Science, which body appointed a committee, 'with the g-������neral-lu-  chief of Switzerland at its head, to take  charge of the movement and endeavor to interest oiher countries.  At the international convention a code of  nine articles was adopted. The first proposed that: .''Hospitah" containing s ek and  wounded, soldiers should be held neutral  by belligerents so long as they are occupied."  The other articles relate to ,thc care an-!  stcurity of all persons employed in the hospitals, and the care of tlie sick and wounded, the surgeons, nurses, chiipiains, etc.  These still obtain with the addition of tin-  "American amendment.."  The badge with which we are all more  familiar than we are" with the origin ami  extent of the society, is a red cross wit'.i  four equal arms on .1 white ground, thi"  being the national ensign of Switzerland  with colors reversed. In the case of Turke.  an exception was made, allowing the us;  of the star and crescent.  l>Mrir*g  (he  late  wit   the   American   Society of the Rod Cross was under the direct  .-o,,. rvihion   of   the   l"n:t->d   Stat''.*;  j-overi:-  iiiM-l.  and subjected to orders of the commander of th- army ami navy, as- the cas->  required.     Daring   the   stay   of   the    Rod  Cross   In   Cuba   it    was     under  the  direct  command:   of    Admiral     Sampson,     wh?:i  afloat, but under Gen. Shaffer when a*"hore.  vIf ther-were need of the further proof of  the   helpfulness" of   the   Red   Cross 'society  in   America,     thousands   of     our   recently  returned heroes can testify.    Clara Barton  is the American soldiers' p-itron saint. And  sina'II wonder that tliey say in Switzerland:  "Henri   Dunant   has   done   the     world     a  greater   service  than   any   dozen   of   great-  generals."    He is an old man now, having  been born in 1828,'and living In retirement  at  Heiden, Appenzell,  that charming little  health  resort,   well  known to all travelled  Americans.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.    .  By lakes and mountains tall ���������  -  Tlie'builders build wicu purpose dim,  The   grand,*   old   British   wall.  It spans the foam that beats like snow   ,  On   thy   c^rai-dotted   sea.  To rise in tropic summer's glow  On the sides of wild Fiji���������  -\.i.d uuslcy men b.v the palm-and cane  Where the red-plumed parrots call  iu the blistering beat of a torrid heat  'Are, building   the   British   wall.  And down where the mighty Austral liles  Are set in the Southern sea,  V. here the  sheep  graze  wild  O'er   the   countless   miles '  And   untold   treasnres .be.  iu  daiksouie mined,  on sunburnt plains,  They,aro budding It straight and t;nl  Anu   soldering    gocAl     with   their   kindred  'blood  This tower  of the  British   wail.    ,  , Where the tlgeva creep through the jungK's  dejp;  'Xe<xLh   the   snow   of   tho   IIim���������lay���������  iioui   tiic sun  that  ro.u-t- on   tue  jiiadras  *  blUU'vt*,'     u '  To  the mute towers of Bomnay;  fSSwaithy, anu lUho a.iu tan  ~*Tue.t are millions iiuiied by an ludian sun  \i'ii{j wid protb in ti:v; ivt,-i\ oi tho ioeiiJ^i; &  auii ' .r ���������  JL'rue tricks in the British wall, ,  ''  Where' the Nile pours down her hiiiidivd  rills;.'  Where .Natal stands by tho sea;  vMioi'O   Capetown   lie&   by. the   silent, hilij;  .iiiipo   pcuotMUliy   riuing   a-iec.  Though the Boer may growl, and the Kaffir  bark  And the Avub howling fall���������  Wo have lieiinriL-d. iu a cuiitmeutal park  Vi uii the btrt'iigui ot the Bi'iusii wail.  A stet-p roei: frowns by the narrowing flood  Ui  the  Ivieuiterranean blue;     o, ,  Us guub have a scent for'alien blood    ���������    ���������  oa   tue   warduqj's   stvuimiig   th.oag'i.'    j;  There's a sand>,hill and a lonely isie  Where the warts of tiie Red "sea lad;   >  And 'Aden anu Pernn gnuny smile;  "V, e are bricks In the British wall."  Of various tongues and climes remote,  We   have   bu'ildod  them   cvei.-oue  In a  boiid  line no s^ad" conan..-,  Tliat know& no setting 'inn,  We  have   biulded   them   every  one,  bra*, e. '  And so braced are its girders ail,  That the cannon a shot and tno dash of thp  wave   ���������  But  strengthen the  Brn-ish  wall.  no we say to the Prank and the Muscovite  And, the Boer:   "So bo it'known!  You   may   dash yourselves   like   a   bird   in  '     ii.ght -     '"  That  strikes on a shaft of stone;  But   while  freedom   stands  and   men   hate  a lib r   ���������  While ,justice reins o'er all,*  Your  blood  will  but  strengthen and  beau  tify    -A "    "  The face of the British wall."  Fresh Lager  STEAM--Beer,  j 1��������� i��������� 1  ������ \<y*  THE BEST.-   IN THE PROVINCE  and  Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information' leading  to conviction ^bf  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs  btjlonging to  this  company^  .BENMY MEIFEL,   Manager.  attack on a laager some twenty m'ten south  01 Buiuwayo, li,(K>0 rounds of amniunition  weio disppsed of with the reault of 340  dead  Matahele. ,  /-���������'  *Mil.t.iry authorities, now, regard rapidity  of lire as b"-lng more eesential than range  aud precision, and content themselves* with  givu.g general orders :to aim low, and this  perhaps acounts for' tlie . fact that ia>*t  wounds aiv Inllicted on Ihe enrniy's lowt-r  extremities: statistic.-; showing that on the  average -15 per cent, of wouiuIh occur In the  legs, HH 'pi?r cent. In the abd.-Hi'-n, Ut por  cent. In the firms- and cheat, and only  one per cent. In the head.  THE FARM  GARDEN.  (TAPE!* BY J. J. R.  M1LLKK.)  SOLDIER'S CHANCE OF DEATH.  Greater Through Disease Than Through  Bullets���������Ton of Shot to' One Deatb. o  THfl BMTISn  WALL.  P'rorn  the Mbntn-fii  Star.  Hammers that boat and hands that weave  And   brains   that   scheme   and   plan,  ���������HpnrtH workln;- oat In hope and doubt  The destiny of man;  A!l  those are found  with the foam ringed  round.  Where the ol-'clin'r billows fall  Iwom  the guardl.'tn  uea  that,  llos the key  That centre': til  P>ritish wall.  On   floating bridtrr-s it spans the  ridges  Tl.'a!' sc.-otlie on  poundlrss deep.'".,  T-> e:retch It.*-: bnad o'er the northern land  I-'rom   the  dvkns  to  the  Rockv  steeps���������  In   prairies  broad,  in  forests dim.  As is well known, the soldier's, risk of  death in battle is not nearly as great as of  finding a grave as the result of disease,  say a the Chicago Chronicle. The most  competent authorities state that on the average it takes a ton oj shot tu kill one  man. For instance it has been estimated  chat in the Ctimtan war the British' and  French troops fired between thein the enormous amount of 45.000,0tK) projectiles,  resulting in tho death of only 31,000 Rus-  hiaus, while ou the other side the Czar's  adherents killed iCOOO of the allies with an  expenditure of over 50,000,000 projectiles,  this representing a death for every 10S7  -.hots fired.  ��������� The American civil war returns, which  were got out with very great care, showed  that the loss of both the Federals and Confederates was about seven per cent, of the  fi-rces engaged, to bring about which Involved the -expenditure of nearly twenty-  ���������vo hundred-weight of ammunition per  ���������nun.  At the siege of Mezieres, iu the Pranco-  '.'erm'-n w<".r, the rurssxana threw no ft-wor  ���������nan 197,00-0 projf-ctiles into tho ill-fatd-I  town, but strange to pay, less- than 400  [-������������������-pie were killed by them. Then at Tro.i-  v!l������\ two people only were ki'.cd afler *-ome  :J7,0(>0 odd .shells had Iwn discharged. At  Sedan, however, the aim of both the Germans and the Preach showed u marked lm-  proyr.mc-nt, for after 240,000 projectiles had,  been fired nearly 9,000 French and Pnissiara  were killed. '������������������ ��������� ^ v  For the Spanish-American1 war the returns showed a tremendous amount of sho!'  and shell Hive* for very meagre results. Of  course, in this case, although the mcrtality  wa������ not. R-renfc. the damage to earthworks',  i'v-rtificatlons, and Government buildings'  genera I ly was enormous, .'and there can be  little- (I'-uK that if the Spaniards, had not  made themselves scarce the'death-��������� roll  would have b'.-en appalling. Again, u*hen  tho Anierican marines lauded a'y Santiago,  during a- fusilr.de' upon  the- enemy lasting  two nights the machine g*ans and rifles  alone accounted* for the consumption of  ever 25.000 rounds of ammunition. Sixty-  eight dead Spaniards were found as a result  of this enormous ���������expenditure'" of nmmnrii-,  lion. rt  Great Britain's ���������hJ.pericnee in recent wars  has been very little if any be ter than the  results just recorded.    Take,  fo-r in&tance,  the   Chartered   Company's   expedition   into  Matnbel land. Every one will remember how  the    warriora   of   Dabengula   were   mowed  down by the Maxim guns like skittles, but  even  I this instance,  which perhaps Is the  most effective  on  record,   as  the impi   advanced on the British lines in solid-masses  !t would have puzzled a blind man to miss  shooting some of them, the mortality was  very Final!, considering the vast number cf  c'artridg.-vs  expended,  but this is accounted  for by the fact that on examination some  *'f tho dead Ixidios contained jnove than 50  bullets   each.   On   another   ocasiou,   at   an  ' As was stored before, the seeds of  nearly every garden vcaetable should be  '"'own in rows; the distance, apart accord-  ing to the variety, and the depth proportionally to the size of the -^eed. The-old  iiiic (and I know of none better) is to  cover the seeds with twice or thrice its  ��������� hiokness of soil, ...  The soil should   be pressed' firmly a-  ooiit the seeds,   cither by. tramping with  he-feet or by rolling; the improved^ seed,  dr.lis of the present ' day does this work  to perfection.        ;'     ,. ' ' '       :���������  /I'his depth   of covering refers ' to what'  may be called, the small seeds; with such  -.e'eds as   beets, beans, ��������� peas and 'corn, a,  greater depth of covering is allowed.   ,  '  .Never sorik seeds before sowing, it is a  ver\- quoStionnblc practice never .resorted  0 by niaiket .gardener*. , In very hot  weather it is better to-water the ground  thoroughly then, sow. as soon as it is in  condition to work.  TRAXSl'LAI-'TIKG.  Transplanting is an operation'of-great  importance; the'condition of the plants,  ihe -"trte of the soil and of the:, atmosphere, have much to do ivich its success,  n Icpendcntly of the simple 'mechanical  operation.  Attention to keeping the see-d beds  free from weeds, th ��������� ''tupping" of pla'n'.s  whe i they get too t.iil, and .'rarffu! dig  g'ing up of th-.'i,n so as,to preserve the.  root fibres will ���������.���������rcally.assist..  "'���������If the weather is hot an<i the -viil d.*y������  delay planting until towaids evening, and  have the, soil freshly turned up,, so ,is to  . bring the moisture near the surfac e.'  In planting, a hole is made' with the  dlbler about the depth' of the root; the  plant being inserted, the soil is then  pressed clobe to the root by inserting the  Jibbler anglcvvays about one inch from  the plant; then bring it up firmly against  the plant; the hole thus' made by the distil c ment of the soil is again filled up  by one stroke of the driller.  In dry   weather the   piants  should be  I  still further-   firmed by   returning   on the  row   and treading   the   soil around   the  plants firmly with the feet.  Instead of 'puddling'the root in mud,  keep the plants dripping wet-during the  time of planting, so that each plant, as t  it is put in the soil puddles itself by the  particles of soil adhering to its wet :oo s.  He-idcs, the leaves of the plants being  wet, v.r ! for some time resist the iction  of ihe dry air.  1 wish to impress those remarks strong  iy, as I know many plants, more esp'ec-  i diy, of tomatoes, and late planted cabbage are lost ihrcugh leaving the soil  loose ab'-ui tlie root.  TO Ii'!   CO:iT*J*UED.l  ..-���������*_ Ul. iflJC.A5c*i.g a'jji iff rmr^a.tfm^wnw*rrr!t^fTTrIL~rI  ���������������*���������'��������� .  M O  mi "^  ������������|  M  'A (8  0O  PS  o  ���������ffl  %  ft]  <1  h  M  r1  0    .  o  \  f  ���������ejuo)  tfnra(  rri  feac;i-K<  Ai������  .NOTICE.     t/  NOTICE IS HEREBY given tliat  appl.cation will be made to tho  Parliament of Canada at its next  session for an Act to Incorporate  t ' 1  a Coin])any with' pp'.'.cr   to   con  struct equip maintain   and'oper-  ate wlhor a  standard   or narrow  gaugu railway for  therpurpose of'*1;)  ,  carrying  passengers  and freight-.  including all  kinds of merchandise from a point in  Comox Dis- ^  . tn'ct   Vancouver, Island situate,  on the  50th   parallel on or hear  to the  Ea^t. Coast of <. Vancouver  ' Island, thence iiv a Northerly di- v  ��������� rection.by the most feasible route "  tir rough   Say ward   and   Rupert   ,  Districts   to a point, at or  near  Cape Scottror-some other suitable1   j'  point at or near the North.end of  Vancouver Island,, with power .to*  . consl.ruct, operate "and maintain;  branch   lines; to   tlie  Coasi  onv:-  cither side of   Vancouver  Island  and to other'points  and all necessary,, roads and, bridges- ways-'  and ferries and to build own and  maintain   wharves   docks .saw-  , mills and coal bunkers'and witlA  '' power to build equip  own mam-  tain and dp-rate steam and oth- ���������  er ve-sels and boats and lo1 oper-  , ate the snmo   Qn   any  navigable-.  ,   v/aters connecting  with the,said  railway line_or-branches thereof:-  '   an! with power to  build own e-  quip operate and  maintain tele-^  graph  'and    telephone'   lines  in,  .. connection with the said'railway-  '.and-   bra;.che--'\ and   to  'carry  ' on ���������  a.   gf-mr.-il    t-xpress    buui-  ,ness and to build and operate all  kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying light heat electricity  and any   kind cf motive power  and with power to iicquire water  1 rights and to construct dams and!  flunifls   for   improving and   increasing the water privileges and.  with power to   expropriate hinds;  for the purposes of the Company  and -to   acquire   lands   bonuses5  privileges  and   other  aids  from  any Government municipal corporation or other persons or bodies corporate and  with power to  1 case and Gonnect and make traffic and other  ar g ngements with  railway steamboat or' other companies now or hereafter to'be incorporated   and   with   power to-  make wagon  roads to be used in  'the const;notion of su������*'h railway  ancl in advance   of the same and  ti levy and * oiled tolls from, all-  persons using  and on all freight  pas.-ing, over tlie .said   railway*  ��������� and...such   roads   branchf-s ferries  wharves   and    vessels   built   or ,  owned by the  Company whether  built or owned before or after the  conntruction of  the railway and  with all other usual necessary or  incidental   rights    powers   and  privileges as  ma}'  be   necessary  or conducive to.the attainment  of the  above objects  or any   of  them;  DATED at Victoria, B. C. this 13th,  dayofNovembe    1  D. 1899.  ������������������-���������'.��������� H. Maurice Hills  Solicitor for the Applicants,  r  A  FCR  xv    SALE-  Near   Courtenay,.  211 acres.    Trees burned off, about  ,20 acres-swamp la*-d.  For particulars   apply   at   this  office. h  Dates for. Reference.  I  v  i  i  h ���������������������������  jfB  m  1820  -1828  1834,  1843  "-1854  1869  1877  The   followiricr   jsro the date.1- of /  some of the more in-yortant events  in-,the history of South Africa:  I    '   A. ,D.  j   Discovery   of   the   Cape  of  Good Hope   by Bartholo- ,  mew Diaz    ��������� 1486  First    appearance    of    the  Dutch  in   South  African  waters     1595  Dutch settle in Table Bay.. .    1652  First  British  occupation of  the Cape: ,.-. . . ."1795���������1803  ���������  Cape Colony ceded fo Britain * 1814  .A nival of British settlers. ..  'English declared "the" official  language - iii Cape Colony  ....' ' 1825  Emancipation of the slaves ?  The "great Boer Trek.: ..1836���������1837  Boer emigrants occupy-Natal    1838  British annexation of Natal.  Becopnition of the  indepen-  pendence of Transvaal and  Orange River Boors... 1852  Discovery of diamonds, on the  Lower Vaal river  British annex the Transvaal  Con-quest of Zululann. \     1879  Retrocession of tbe Transvaal    1881 -  Convention, of London with'  the Tran=vaal Republic! .     1884  Witw'atersrandt . gold    field-    , ,  discovered ... /i....".....   ��������� 1885 ���������  British South- Africa   Com-  --' -i ���������'.  pany founded.*.......'... .    1889  Natal granted a  responsible  ��������� ''  Government '....-..'   1893  The Jameson Raid     1886 -  The Transvaal War...'      1899  a SYli-n^* ������*tJ*** &���������������<  ENJOYING BESTS ASHORE.  on a general express business,  'and to build and operate all  kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying light, heat, electricity  and any kind of motive power,  and with power to  acquire water rights and to  construct daros and flumes for  improving and -increasing the  water privileges, and with power  to expropriate Li .ids for the purpose" of th" Company, and tp acquire lands, bonuses, x>riVJ Ujges  ,and other aids fiora any Government; municipal corporation or  other0 persons or bodies corpor-  a'e and with power to lease and  to connect; and mako traffic and  other   arrangements   with   rail-  y '       , ' ��������� ' <-  way, steamboat or other companies now, or hereafter to, be iucor-  ' porated, and with power to make  wagon roads to be used in the  -.construction of such railway and  in advance bf the same and to  levy and collect" tolls from-all  persons using and on all freight  passing over the Cj. said ^railway  , and such roads, branches, fei ries,  wharves- and- ������������������ vessels built or  owned by the- company, whether  bivMt 'or owned before or rafter the  construction of the railwa}-; and  with all other usual,'nece.-sary  o'r incidental powers,, rights  and privileges as' may "be  necessary or conducive  to      the     attainment      of  i w A  the above objects'or any of them.  Dated   at    -Victoria   B.    C7, this  9th day ��������� of. October,-   AAD:   1899.  H. Maurice Hills'.  - *> *  _'-��������� Solicitor -for the Applicants.  SspiHialt & Nanaimo fiy.  - TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898/  VICTORIA TO ���������WBIil.IJSTGTOI-r.   ���������  No. 2 Daily. ��������� No. I ."Saturday  .A.--]. P.M.  De.-9:(!0 .1 Victoria '....De. 4 25  "   9:28 Goldstr'-ani ,..',*   4:53  "   10:14 ShawnjgAr. Lake .... '*   5.39  "   10:48 Duncans C:13  "'  12:24        Nanaimo....'. 1:41  Ar. 12.40 '..\Velliiic--1on     Ar. 7:55  Tr7EXXXSIGZ02r   TO  VICTOB-XA.  No. 1 Daily, Ko. 3 Saturday.  'A.M. AM.  Do. 8:05 Wellii-Rton Do. 4:2*.  "   8:23 Naiitumo '\ J:3*>  "   9:55 Uunc&ns  "   fi-,,5  "10:37 Shav������nigaii Lake  "   0:40  "11:23    Oold3lren.ni  "   7.3?  A r. 11:50    ........ Victoria. Ar. 8:00 i-.m.  . R������iuoocl r?itc8 to and from a!3 point*- on  s* a. turd .ys and Sundaj s #ocd Lo return Lion  day.  Kor me3  and   all   information    app-.y at  Company'*- Offices.  A. DUVSMUIR,  '      Gro. L. COURTMEY.  I-i-esident. Traflic Manager  i r  ��������� . .-A  ' s'CJGfDA? SBEVIOBS  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skuvicks ,n  tIf-^ evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar  rector*.  , ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH. &j:kvices at il a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School ;it 2:3b." Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb at the close of evening  service.    Rev, VV.   C.   Dodds, pas Lor.  METHODIST CHU.RCHI-Servicks  ;at the usual hours morning and evening  Epwortli1' Leayu'c meets   at the close   of  evening service.   Sundaj' Scnool^at'2:30.  Rev. W. I-Iicks, pastor  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C.  THE SCHOOL YEAR    BEGINS   FIEST   MONDAY   OF  SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST  WEEK OF JUNE  The Course of-Study'is divided into five grades:    *  Primary, Junior. Preparatory,   Senior  and* Graduating,-  and comprises Reading, Spelling, # Elocution, Grammer, Bhe- ."  toric, English Literature, History^ Geography,   Botany, 'A������.-.',.  tronomj-, Natural History Geology,   Geometry,   Latin,   Pay-.  sie's Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and   Map-Drawing,  French.  conversation compulsory for those who learn the lauguage:  Due attention is paid to plain Sewing," Darning,   Mend- - -  ing,*etc., etc.    Weekly instructions   are   given   in   domestic-  economy, politeness, and all that constitutes lady-like derjort-   '  ment. ' , t  Spcnial attention is paid to pupils preparing for Teachers'  Examination. In the COMMEltCIAL CLASS,*iustruction is  given in Penmanship, English, Btfok-Kecping, Stenography,  Typewriting and all the branches of   a   business   education.'  For further information address  'THE SISTER SUPERIOR.  A  . St. John's Gatholic - Church-r-Kcv.  J, A. Dnrancl, Pastor. Mase ou Sundays  at'11 o'clock'a. m. ,Suuday School in  the afternoon.' ,,  Cottage     City vSlcipper'  Takes   0   Two'  ''   . Mouths' Vacation���������Change Among  Pursers.        ( ' *  -.   C*\nt. David' Wallace, of the steamer  Cottage   City,, is .taking'a   well-earned  Tiication.'    He will  probably  be������ ashore  . i - 1 11  two mouths.    During this > time nis ship  will T>e'commanded by'Capt. A.^C. Jan-  ' ^   *���������  sen, the veteran Alaskan pilot. ;WiMiam  R. Curtis, who has so long run as purser to Capt. WaHace, is also temporarily  off the Cottage City, owing to the recent  death of his mother. K. T. Pope, long  purper of the Alaskan steamer City ot  Seattle, has resigned his position and  engaged in fishing enterprises about Fort  Wraugel.   o   AVE   WANT YOUR  ������'Job, PFi3}tiX}g|  .to  utmvmmjzoi!x  ! Have Taken  an Office,  in,the Nash  Building,  DunsKiuir Avenue,    Cumberland.', *  and am agent  for the - following  ' reliable, - insurance companies:  The Royal London and Lancashire, and Norwich Union.- I  , am . prepared to accept risks at  current rates. I am also agent  for the Standerd Life  Insurance  1'   Company of   Edinburgh and the  ���������   Ocean Accident Company of Eng-'-  land.    Please  call' and Jnvesti-1  '* tgate before insuring in any other  Company:'.  .        "  ,  .     ,    '/   JAMES ABRAMS.'  C'u'mhEplarid ���������: " ,;    ���������  , 1     ���������     , 'i \ j  , General Teaming*- Powder i,, y  Oil, Etc.,.' Hauled..? W6otf< A<  in.Blocks Furnished.';"v'*   ;': .;  SCAViENGER  WORK DON Ell'A^  ������*���������  .TRAD6 "/JARKS*  'DES3GW8,  ������OPVH5CMTS &.G.  ATjyana seTidlnR a sfcetch ar.d description may  quia'sly oscci-taiij, froe, whether an inv������t\t>on is  probably pAteuthWe. Communicfttiona.str.ofcly  coc^dentiai.^Olciesfc aceiicy foracc<ivinvi)ateuts  in _'nm'rica.s wa have  a WasLiD-^tou offluo.  PatcHts tatea through JUuxin & Coi roceivo  epociiil uotice in the  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICA^  t-e&ctlfully illustrated,  Inreest circulationi of,,  any scientific lournal, weekly, tenri8$8.00 a yoar;  81.50 six montba     Specimen copies and BANS  Book on Patents sent free.  Addresa  MUNN   A   CO.,  SCI Berocidw:!*. Knw "Vns-5:.  m  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY  given that  application  will he  made to the,  Legislative Assembly of the Province of  British  Columbia  at its  next ae������sion for an Act to Incorporate a Company with power to  construct,  equip, maintain  ar.d  operate either a standard or narrow gauge railway for   the   purpose of c,-rrj"ing passengers  and  freight, including all kinds of merchandise, from a point in Comox  District, Vancouver Island, si uate  on  Ihe 50th Parallel on or near  the East Coast of Vancouve* Island,  tlvnce in a  noitherly direction by the mo.-'t feasible route  to a. point at or near   Cape Scott  or   some  other  suitable point at  or near to the,North end of Vancouver Island, with power to'con-  struct,    operate    and   maintain  branch lines to the Cons' on either side of 'Vancouver'Island a:d  . to other 'points and'all'Vieees-ary.  ���������roads,'bridges, Avays and ferries,  and  to  build,   own,   and maintain     wharves,      docks       sawmills and coalbunkers, and with  power to build,equip, own,, main  tan and operate steam   and other vessels and boats and to. operate the  same  on any   navigable  waters connecting   with the said  railway line or  branches thereof,  - and with power to; build, own, e-  quip, operate  and  maintain telegraph   and telephone  lines in  connection   with   the  said  railway and branches,,: and to. carry  Notice.  CHANGE. OF CORPORATE  NAME.  Phe'EBy-Eriglaatf Hotel; ��������� -  M. &'L. YOUNG, Props. -    \  7iBt3ria,Ja,aB0iiv8P Island  C H. TARBELL  DEALER    IN  itoyBS. and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.   -  Society     Cards  -ibizp  .-^-r.T-K^r^'-.'i.tUiia'aa.^  ;   CO.UHT.ENA Y/  L        \' .     '" Directory..  .  '        *"   ,c'      '-  ,  '       ���������'���������*;'.  coukteitAy: souse,  a.\  Galium, Proprietor.  f   ,-, ,; /?  GEOKGE, B.    liEIGHTON^.  smith, and Carriage Maker.  H.  - Black  vv   , J '���������/v'.'i^K'  -*r������''^i*S-  JE'**'3^s5^r"'>-.f  ���������.������Air-i.' ,T-rE7!S::<^*Jlr-.5-.lHiFS0  Sfeamabip  City  of   Nanaimo will;  follows.  Notice-is hereby given that the  Union Colliery Company of British Columbia, Limited * Liability,  intends to apply to His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to charag* its name to that of the  "Wellington Colliery Company,  Limited Liability."  Bated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors  to  'the   Union   Colliery  Company of' B. C,   Limited   Liability.  O00OOOOOOO00C00OO00GO00OO00QOOO  I HE n . 15. A. V OGEL  Commercial (Coiteoe,  P. O. Box  Hiram Loc.^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C  Courtenay IB. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on 01  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers    cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.]   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ci  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visitinj"  l.iethien cordialiy united to attend.  Ciias. Wi:yte, Scribe.  , '   COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  "' AND "  SECOND     STREET,  ". ; CUMBERLAND,' B. ��������� C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.,    * >  '1 -> . ^ ���������        1  " When in Cumberland be  snre-  and stay at- the Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class ' Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  ���������  Sample Rooms and   Public    all  Run irr Connection with   Hotel.  Tuesday 7;'������;m.!&fe^J|  Nanaimo !or;Comox,  * -  A- - Wedhesdav.'7Ja.rii^fii[IL  >'-^J-������������������������;}'?S?4&iri  Comox for*Nanaimo  Nanaimofor  -OR Freight  room, apply on "boardy  Oil,  Vancouver. B. C.  We teach Business, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting  and     the-    ��������� general ������������������'English  rrnu r  'Branches.    jgfiSF* The demand,  for oilice lielp  is  larger  than.  ���������   the supply.  Send for Illustrated Prospectus'.  000O0O0O0000000OO0000QG009O0OC0  Mclaughlin and  CAR T H E VV '"Si ���������������������a2SSE333&-b.  LlVoi v    otaoi-tJ  Teamsters and Draymen  Single and Double rigs:  for Hire. All. Orders'  Promptly   Attended   to.  Third St., Cumberland, 3 0.  iM OmaiiiBiita! Trees,  Rhu'lod'-ixdion**, H.iae', /ctocy Bvirpreon .  Mjignolias, Bulbs, new ci'op Lawn Gias  ijeed for present or spri/i" pl?atmg, Lirgaf  Hid nio.-t compieto utock m Western Can.1,  da. Call and .make your .selections or semi  '���������.ir ^aiulogne. Addrcaa at nursery ground,  ���������'and greenhouse.���������������������������''���������  1V1  J. H3EMBY,  S009 Weatirdnst^r Ro?d,   Vancouvar, B. (J-  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per  day.  &/^^jf*/&yy*^ey:iG[^ 'r������rZ^ri&*tf^/*J������>r'.  'We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  Tbe News Job Department.  FOR SALE CHEAP���������And on  easy Terms, a house and six acres  ot land at Comox. Apply at this  office.  FOR SALE: Old papers. Apply at News Office. ���������.  GEO. Ii. COUBTNEY,  'Traffics.  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOfrOOO;  -���������v-  0 t;  ", "���������:!  C* ./  *       1  00  A.  O-'-'  A * ^  / ",1f  a. r  .0.;������  ��������� --C'  O-^i.  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'  fr  UMBERLANDr        Jb.-  ss just the thing for those who  can't     learn    to   play   even   a  J e w' s H a r p -^^ssm^s^ ���������  li Talksr Plays, ^imjs���������Does everything but walk. Call and hear ii at  the News Office. '.  OH AS. C. SEGR AVE, Agent,  ' Cumberland, B. C.  ���������Jf^y!/, A faJARVEjr  bY  ofTAR������C  KSijUftR]  HJ0R1  Boycjzk  ECopyright, 1893, by the Author.]  Mr.  Falck,  to  do  him    justice.,   was  honestly shocked when he learned that  he "had been selected as the instrument  of this cruel parental tyranny.   He was  by. this time deeply in love with Hulda,  and' had perhaps begun  to entertain a  "vag-ue hope of winning- her on his own  merits.   Her appeal to him. as it were,  ���������against himself, was therefore a terrible disillusioner.   But as he was in the  "helpless state of infatuation  when  the  presence of the beloved on  any terms  'is preferable to her absence, he accepted   her  confidence   in   'good   part,   and  , comforted and reassured hor to the best  ->f his  ability.    He  suppressed himself  with  stern persistence  in  his capacity  of lover,, and  strove  heroically  to  act  The friend. He identified himself r-o completely .with her   interest?,  aven  when  they   were   opposed   to  his  own.    that  siie was forced day by day to revise her  Judgment of him and  admire much in  him which she had been predisposed to  criticise.' As she was cut off from confiding, in Mag-da (because Magda couldn't keep a secret from her mother), she  was impelled to resort more and more  frequently    'to   Sir.    Falck.   whose  pa7  tience was' wonderful, and upon whose  sympapthy she could always count with  delightful certainty.    She was particu-  larly  at  pains  when  <- lier    conscience  .   pricke.d  her   to  excuse, her  mother  by  '   emphasizing her great love of her only  ,   son, which would seem to make the sacrifice of,one girl out of six an affair of  minor consequence.     Mr.   Falck would  , then  cite  instances  from   sacred,   and  ' profane   history   of   similar' sacrifice's,  . and, compare her to Jephtha.'s daughter,  and to Iphigenia, only with the difference that thfty were sacrificed, not by  ���������their mothers, but by their fathers.    It  was' indeed  wonderful   how - these  historic parallels  lifted  the  affair out of  the 'everyday humdrum reality andvin-  vested'i't, with poetic dignity.    In fact,  . Hulda, when she came to contemplate  .   her  situation  in   this   light,    began   to  ���������^ feel quite" heroic, -and she wa's grateful  to Mr. Falck for opening this new vista  in her life arid supplying a little' imaginative colouring to the dreary monot-  , ony of her existence.    She scarcely sus-  ��������� pected   that   it  was   herself   who   supplied   this  element,    while    he  merely  cited the dry and colourless facts. But  *>    like every rich and generous na.ture, she  knew  no meum and  tuum-in the. religion of mind, and lavishly .credited to  her  poorer .companion  what-sh* drew  from her own abundant stores. *  ��������� .    It^ was two days before Christmas eve  that an incident occurred which I fancy  . ��������� neither  cf  the  persons  concerned  had  .anticipated.-    The   great   annual   cere-  . "mony in 'country    houses    called    the  slaughtering was in  progress,  and tlie  , .parsonage was pervaded from cellar to"  garret   by   savoury   odours.   ���������  A   man-servant .with  a white  towel "about  his  ,head was standing in  the  hall,  wield-  -���������   irig a huge pestle, with which he was  ���������/���������pounding  a 'mixed, meat    dough   in  a  ���������: large .marble .mortar.    Every time  the  door of the kitchen  was opened  fresh  whiffs ' of,  tantalising   dishes    escaped,  > ^n^ yPu saw Mrs. Brinekman and Mag-  l.   da, with white aprons enveloping half  of   their  persons,   lifting   ladles    filled  , with  appetizing substances  in .various  ���������stages of preparation.    The three'old-  " The maids are losing their 'heads from  listening to you, * and sugar the meat  and salt the cake."  "I will stop," said ,Hulda, quietly  risang' from t'he piano.  She noticed as she turned 'her head  that Mr. Falck's eyes were rivetted  with a singrularly intensity of interest  on her sister as she stood gesticulating  with her sceptre of domestic authority.  She knew that there, was something in  the vision of the girl which revealed  her in a new light and made her double  attractive  to him. . . <*    '  " She reminds me of Penelope," he  said, with a slow smile, when the door  had closed upon the pleasant apparition. . . - ' ' '  " Why of Penelope?" asked Hulda  with  a  little note  of asperity.  " You know there is a scene in the  ' Odyssey,' " Mr. Falck replied bland-ly,  " where t'he clamorous and .insolent  sui������ors are devouring the substance of  Ulysses, slaying his bullocks and roasting them over the fire. And Penelope  moves among them with beautiful  housewifely dignity as if wholly unconscious of her be&uty, and she spins  the sea-blue,wool and weaves at the  loom, patiently and heroically faithful,  longing for the return of her. lord."  " Dear me, ho-.v, ,can Magda suggest  all that to you? 1 am not aware that  she has ever been troubled by clamorous  or  insolent   suitors."  She was aware before she had finished this' remark that she was saying an ungenerous thing, and that the  motive which prompted her was an  ignoble one. She had cherished so  long th.e notion of turning her lover  over to- Magda���������had, in fact, been half  disposed to win him for that very purpose���������and now when the prospect presented itself it appeared distinctly unattractive. She was so ashamed of  herself tha-t she could have' wept.  tWhere was now the nobility on which  she had prided herself ? Did she lack  the generosity to <��������� re'nounce a lover  whom she did not want ? Was she  jealous of her sister for winning a little of the admiration which she. had  herself spurned ?  Hulda lay awake half the night medicating this problem. If it was disagreeable to her to have Mr. Falck  divert his admiration to Magda, why,  then, she had surely deceived herself in believing that she cared nothing about him. She was much humbled in her estimation of herself when  she arose the next morning and found  herself utterly unable to carry out her  plans to,, bring about, an engagement  between . the curate and her younger  sister. Mr. Falck madec various tentative appi'oaches to the domestic  Penelope* during the following week,  and though yet under Hulda's influence  and' anxious for her approval, was (as  it appeared to her) less persistent in'  his attentions. He was not exactly recreant or disloyal, but it did seem to  her jealous" fancy that , he displayed  symptoms of vacillation. He was perhaps beginning to weary of "his long,  unrewarded ��������� devotion and looking for  an excuse for ridding himself of,the  intangible bonds that oppressed him.  It was the suspicion that his mood  toward her had undergone this, subtle  change which made Hulda redouble  her efforts to keep him. Her feeling  for him was of a very mixed and complex , kind, ,and   she  would  have   been  unable ito gxxe a rational account or  it. But she .was induced to believe  that .the friendship' which had sprung  up between them' had imperceptibly  changed to love. When she.appealed  to Mr. Falck to help her frustrate the  plot by which he was-himself to benefit, slie had by that very appeal' entangled herself in a relation, to him  which involved the success of the olot  or made it superfluous. It was ter-  She gave up all hope  family council, and Mr. Brinekman and  his wife retired for an hour and a half  to the blue room, where they discussed  the  proposition    in    all    its    possible  and   impossible     bearings.     The   first  consideration      which     presented     itself    to    both      was      the      value,    of  the great official's friendship and influence to Fritz Avhen, in years to come,  connections   of    that    sort   would    be  worth more than genius, learning,    or  anything that gold could buy.   Secondly,   the  money which  the  young  man  would pay for his board might be saved,  and would go  far toward pai-i-ie:    for  Fritz' schooling in the city, im either the  pastor nor his wife liked exaetly the way  the august uncle spc"ke of his nephew,-  but as Hulda was engaged and Magda  was, a   good   and  obedient    girl, ��������� who  would "be sure to be'guided by her parents in  matters of the heart,  the advantages of the proposition seamed far  to outweigh the risks.    The pastor had  some   scruples   about   sowing   tares "in  the domestic wheat-field, as he express-,  ed it,  but he was, as usual, overridden  by his wife, who    declared    that    she  would keep her eyes open and promptly uproot the tare if it grew too lustily  ,or showed the least disposition to become troublesome.'   Reassured by   this  promise, the pastor acquiesced and g&ve  his  consent.    A  favourable  reply  was  therefore returned, and within a fort-  LAUGHING GAS.  Tlie Trntlifwl Songster.  "The sun was setting in the west  ,  Just at the close of day:"  So runs the song; no doubt it's true.  Because nobody e'\cr knew -  The orb to let    '  Itself get set  In any other ,wjiy.   i  , "The stars were, shining overhead.  And night her sable wings had spread,"  According to the soiijj.   .  Why should we doubt the singer, say?  For isn't that', in fact, the way  They do it right along?  "The gentle bree7.es softly blow;  The autumn day was fair."      ,     '    ,   ���������  All, well, indeed, the singer knew,     '  For on such days 'what else is there  The gentle,breeze can do? * ���������  ���������Chicago Timcs-Ilcrald.  MEDICAI.   SCIENCE ^ADVANCES.  V  Positive   Cure .fox*   Asthma  Discovered.  -   "v  Woman, as Usual.  , "Well, JL guess it is true that-women  lire at the bottom of about.all the trouble that comes, to this vale of tears," remarked Parmer Sassafras to his wife.   .  "Oh,   now   don't   be  loo   hard   on   the'  women!"   replied   Mrs.   Sassafras.    ���������"  "Well.'it'sa fact! Look at the trouble  in South Africa now." ,       s^  ��������� "Have the'women anything to do witli  that?" ' '. '  "Well. I heard one of the boarders  telliu another that the t;eal trouble was  on account of Susie Ranity."���������Pittsburg  Chronicle-Telegraph.  It has long been recognized by medical  scientists throughout the world that' nature  has supplied all creation with some" remedy in  the vegetable or mineral kingdom wherewith  all forms of ailments can be cured, but it was  not until the discovery by Stanley of the wonderful Kola plant alone the Congo River in  Africa that asthma was permanently curable.  In fact,'it was not until the investigations  made by Dr. Clarke some years later that this  disease was found cuiable; lie found, that by  combining the extract of Kola Nut' with other,  vegetable extracts that.the compound' obtained ,  would permanently cure asthma. Clarke's Kola,  OiiniDounrt was then trieu i n over lno eases iny'  d ffercnt hospitals, with the marvelous result  ihai over Do per cent'-wfriro penminen'ly cured  in los*5 than CO days' treatment. ' Claike's Kola   ���������  Compound is now i eci gnizod to be ilie only  permanent cm e for 1 ti s uread-'Cl disease.   Sold  by all druggists.    Free sample boitle .-ent to  any i ercoii.   Mention ihis paper.   Audreys The  Griffiths & Macpherson U--..1-M Cliuivh' Street,  Toronto, or Vancouver,  B.C., sole Canadian  agents.  Mr. Falcl: was less persistent in Ids attentions.  est girls had divided   the care of    the  household  between   them,   each  taking    ribly confusing,  her.week-in the kitchen, under the gen- ' of unravelling the tangled skein.     But  -oral supervision of tho mother, and this    hefgve -the  new  year  was  a week  old  ���������happened to be Magda's week.  Hulda was seated at bhe piano sing-  Ting to Mr. Falck, who, according to 'has  jIIhabit.Aas strolling up and down on the  -floo " v't was the exquisite, roguish  'tune of I-Tjerulf to Bjor,nson's " The fox  ihe lurked 'neath the birchen root," and  -she sang it with a wanton g-ayety and  ^abandon -which made the curate's senate blood strangely uneasy. Then  .'with an abrupt change of mood she  wandered away into a richly melodious  voluntary full of sadness and sweet  resignation, out of which rose now and  then a wild and passionate cry for life  and joy and happiness. And that  again glided through a scries of vaguely articulated sighs into *' Synnov's  Song," with its ineffable tenderness and  yearning. Just as Hulda 'had .finished  the third verse Magda. all aglow with  kitchen fire and housewifely -dignity,  appeared in the door against an illuminated background of stoves, candles,  and  busy domestic industry.  " Mother says to stop that singing at  once," she said, emphasizing each word  with   t'he  ladle  s>he   held  in   her  hand.  she had taken her resolve to dally no  longer, and the next day she became  engaged to Mr. Falck.  CHATTER VI.  The engagement was a little over a  week old, and the visits of presentation  to all the neighbouring gentry were  about to be made when the pastor received a letter from a high official in  Christiania, informing him that, in accordance with a recent resolution oLthe  Parliament a commission had been appointed to estimate the expenses of a  projected railway through the valley  and to stake out an experimental route.  The writer, who had been a friend of  the pastor in his student days,- added  that he had procured an appointment  on the commission for a nephew of his,  whose guardian he had the misfortune  to be, and he begged Mr. Brinekman,  for the sake of the days of ,auld lang  syne, that he would keep an eye on the  young man, and if possible 'give him  lodgings in his house. 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The claim that it will cure any case of Eczema,  Salt Rheum or Itching Skin is fully endorsed by the evidence of scores and hundreds of cured ones.  For sale by all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  .night Olaf Brun, the reprobate nephew,  made his appearance at the parsonage.  Though the work' of the railway commission was not to commence until the  spring, his uncle had seized the opportunity to remove him from the temptations of the capital. In its official version, however, the incident was interpreted to'" mean that young Mr. Brun  needed rural solitude for'the prosecution of his' engineering studies.  It was not1 strange that a man preceded by such a reputation should have  made something of a sensation on his  arrival. All the girls, with the exception of Hulda,-were breathless with expectation. They had an'idea, no doubt,  that the visitor would have an air of  fa-scmating- wickedness, such as their  simple rural fancy" had conjured up  froiii the scant reading that had been  permitted them. ' Magda and Stina, who  were watching, the arrival of the steamer  from their windows on the second  'floor, nearly'choked with excitement  when they saw him. and the world  wont out in ut'ter blankness to them  the momem't he was out of sight. And  yet he. was very far from answering  to their expectations. What they saw  was a slight, shapely figure enveloped  in a voluminous cape, a handsome  face, agreeable but rather vague features, and a great exuberance of blond  hair that waved forth from under the  broad hat brim. It was but a glimpse  they had of him as he walked rapidly  across the gangway, followed T>y' a  porter who carried his trunk. His  breath, which the cold, made visible,  hung for a moment in the still air before it vanished, while that of the porter blew forth in two straight columns like that of a panting horse.  The family had regarded it as be-  -neailh their cKgnity on this occasion  to welcome the stranger on the pier,  and only Nils, the groom, was there  to receive him. Fritz, who stood up  on the brow of the hill, half hidden"  behind the leafless hedges, put him  ,down after a brief inspection as " soft,",  and walked disgustedly over to the  stable, where he sat down on the shaft  of a cart to wait for Nils. To while  away the time he took down the best  whip from the wall and cracked it with  mute satisfaction until his friend arrived. Nils said nothing, but spat expressively out of the corner of his  mouth. They were a peculiarly laconic pair, these two, and wasted few  words in conversation. Moreover, if  either had anything en his mind, it  was a reason for not -talking about it  except in the most cautious and round  about way. The boy was so anxious  for the groom's approval that he usually refrained from committing himself before he had ascertained what  Nils thought. And Nils, who was fully  aware of his authority, exercised it  in a cantankerous way and with a certain delight in his own contrariness.  "Reckon they'll make a parson of  you after all," he said, as he took out  of his closet a jar of grease and began to rub a harness that Iv "g on  the wall. He knew that he couid Kay  nothing more wounding to the boy  than to predict that he would become  a parson. A  '"No, they won't," declared Fri,tz,  with  a sharp  cra*;k of  the whip.  " That ain't the way ter crack a  whip, you silly," Nils observed, taking the whip and producing a crack  like   that  of  a  pistol   shot.  Fritz hung his head for awhile with  a deep sense of humiliation, then resumed his practice in a dispirited .way..  " Can't do it," said the groom, and  spat contemptuously. " Yer arm is  like  a  girl's,  soft  like  pulp."  "New, Nils, that ain't fair. You  just feel tl-^at," Cried the boy, stung to  the quick. He doubled up his arm,  gritting his teeth to keep the muscle  tense, and invited his friend to feel  it.  "Se orter ha' bean a gal," Nils proceeded, with malicious pleasure, " or  suthin like that long-haired chap as  come to-day, by the  steamer."  (To be continued.)  ..   Killed hy a Practical Joke.  ��������� Weary. William���������Practical  jokes  ain't  right, Sandy.    Dero's me old pard, Dusty  Rhodes, dat died from-.de effects.of oue.. -  Sandy the  Supplicant���������How'd  it' happen?    ' _        ,  ,, "Well, you see.  Dusty goes up to one  of dese waj-side cottages-an asks de lady  fer a pie.    De lady* says," "1 ain't, got a  pie in de bouse, me good man, but here's  a cake.'"           ,  ���������  "What sp*ecics of cake'was it. Billy?"  " 'Twns���������'twas a cake of soap, Sandy."-  ���������Stray Stories. "      "   !         |  A     Bird or-Monkey.  "Fly with*mo!" he whispered hoarsely,  yet insistently.     , '  , Constance regarded him with- horror  not unmiugled with disdain.    >  "You think you're a, bird with thoso  duck trousers, don't you?" she sneortid.  It is, however, a well settled principle  of biology that clothes'neither make tinman nor serve ever to change his genius  aud species except, of course, to mako a  monkey of hi in.  ' - He  Expected   It.   "  ��������� "I see that, the' price of. diamonds, is  going up," said the young man who likes  I������ give information.   * /  "Of course," answered Mr.' Blykins. in  a tone of mingled grief,and defiance.   "It'  was to be expected.    It's one combination  after  another   these   days.     You   didn't<  suppose those coal barons were'going to-  leave   any   carbon- around','loose   where  people might buy it'and use it as "a "substitute, did you?'-    "  ' M  Mary's-Little Auto.  Mary that] a  hoi sclefs cart  With doughnut wheels, you know,  And everywhere tliat Mary went  ���������-- The scent was sure to go. ,  She rode the cart"to school one day,,  So noiseless, swift and cool.  She ran across her teacher dear,        (>  And now there is no school!  ���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  i Noncommittal.   ''". ,  "De trouble 'bout de risin jinneration."  said the colored philosopher, "is dat dey  jumps at conclusion. I kin jedge dat fu.m  do answer I done got "when I ax Mr. 'Ras-  tus Pinkly 'bout whut he thought o' dis  here Filipino policv."  "What did he say?"  "He said he didn't know nufJin 'bout  it. He hadn't nebber played it."���������Washington Star.   v   '  And  Then It  Would De  t'sulcss.   <  Teacher���������You should alway-.  lie  frank  and not try to hide any fault  you  may  have committed.     Now,  Johnny,  il"  you '  had .fallen   into   the   water   while- you  were 'playing,   when ' vou -ouglu.% to  have ,'���������  been   hurrymsr   home. <\vtiat   would'yon'1   ,  say to your papa? ,    , ,..���������:'  ���������   johnny���������Y'ou    don't    know  ,ipa.     <H������  wouldn't  give  me  lime to say.-anything   ;  until his arm got tired.���������Stray Stories. ,   >  ' You need not rough all night; and. dll- /  turb your frien-iH;   there Is   no occasion:  for you running me risk  of contracting  Inflammation ut' the lurgsor consumption ^  while  you  can   ���������%������.-*: 'Hiokle's-. Anti-Con-"'  sumptive  Syrup. ' .This medlr-ine  oures  coughs, colds, inflammation o( the< lungs  and all throat>and chest troubles.   It promotes a  tree  and - easy   expectoration.  .  which   immediately  relieves  the' throat  and lungs from viscid phlegm.  JuHt Forn Hint,   vl- -���������"  Castleton���������Helio! 1 never saw that  clock in the drawing room before."'   ���������  Harold���������No',* but when sister heard  you were coming' she ,liad it moved, in.  ���������Detroit Fre������ Press."  All Depends on Her. ���������  i "How late shall you remain at;your  summer cottage this year?" he inquired. "     ^      A    ���������  "iclsk the coo*," she replied.���������Chicago  Post. r       "'     ,   '   ��������� ,  Tlie Honest Voter.  "Masser Jim," said the veteran i vol er,  "dey 'tells me dat de campaign done  open."  "Yes,' it's well on the way now."  "Thank de Lawd for dat, sub! De  time is now come w'en a po'. downtrod  voter kin rise up early in de mawnin en  make a hones' livin!"���������Atlanta Constitution.  Her Gentle Hint.  "This room," he said, "is rather close."  "That's  not  all   that's  close."   she   returned somewhat pointedly.  Then he recalled that she bad brought  up the subject of ice cream soda three  times in the last ten minutes and he had  failed to respond as became a man.���������  Chicago Post.  There'isjiothing equal,to Mother Graves1  Worm Exterminator for, destroying worms;  No article of its kind has given such satisfaction.  ''*'       -"- - -"  - ������������������'  We Have All Bought of Him.  "My uncle grows strawberries so biff  that six will fill a quart measure."  "I'd be ashamed to have an uncle .who  would use .that kind of quart measure."  .���������Stray Stories.  A-  Tlie Hnnter'M Dream.  The merry hunter now goes out to hunt the nimble deer,  And patiently he tramps about until the game' is  near.  At last  tlie  antlered  monarch  bounds  along  the  mountain side.  The merry  huntsman's  rifle sounds.    Down  goes  another guide.  ���������Chic.tL'o Times-Herald.  He Wouldn't I^ie.  Walton (to fishmonger)���������Just throw me  half a dozen of those trout.  Fishmonger���������Throw  thoin ?  '.-.' Walton���������Yes; then   I can. go home and  tell my ���������ife: I caught Vm.     I may bo a'  poor tisL^rman, but ��������� r*:i no'liar.���������Household Words.   ... ��������� ���������  Keep the walks clean. .Nothing detracts so much from the looks of a place  as weedy and badly defined walks.  \ Tlie Catldio's  Faux Pas.  "You can't imagine how shocked I was  to discover that uiy caddie smoked cigarettes!"-  "The little rascal!" ,  "Yes, the Scotch almost invariably  smoke a pipe, you know."���������Detroit Journal.  A Soldierly Quality.  Examiner���������What is the chief qualification for a soldier?  Frenchman���������A'.thorough knowledge  of 'penmanship.  f<. *.''  BO WOT PAY CASH!  Pay in SCRIP for Dominion Lands and  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For full information apply to  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  "Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia.  Tlie Store of tl������e Future,  The General Manager���������How are we off  for rolling stock?      ���������  The Subordinate���������More than we can  use.  The General Manager���������Aro you sure?  Because I notice Barr. Gain & Sales are  selling off a lot of assorted freight cars at  09 cents this morning. ��������� Indianapolis  .lour rial.    Holloway's Corn Cure is the medicine td  remove all kinds of corns and warts, and  only costs the small sum of twenty-five cents.-  Hnd  It to Get.  Mrs. Winn���������Wouldn't- you like to sea  my new hat, John?"  Mr. Winn (surprised)���������Urn���������why���������  y-yes.  Mrs. W.���������So would I. dear. Give me  $14 and I'll show you one.���������Philadelphia  Bulletin.    A BRAVE WOMAN.  How a Drunken Husband Was Made a  Sober Man by a Determined Wife.  APATHETIC LETTER.  She writes:���������"I had fora long time been  thinking of trying the Samaria Prescrip- ,  tion treatment on my husband for hia  drinking ha,bit;v tint I was afraid he would  discover fchat.I was giving him medicine,  and the.thought unnerved ine. I hesitated  for nearly a week, but orie "day when he'.  came homo very much intoxicated and  his week's salary nearly all spent, Ithrew  off all fear and determined to make an  effort to save our home from the ruin I  saw coming, at all hazards. I sent for,  vour Samaria Prescription and put it in  his coffee as directed nest morning and  watched and prayed for the result. Al  noon I gave him more and also at Bupper.  He never suspected a thing, and I tnen  boldly kept right on giving it regularly, ai  I had discovered; something that set every  nerve in my body tingling with hope and'  happiness, and I could see a bright futura  spread out before me���������a peaceful, happy  home, a share in the good things of life, an  attentive, loying husband, comforts, and  everything else dear to a woman's heart,  for my husband had told me that whiskey  was vile stuff and he was taking a dislike  to it. It was only too true, for before I  had given him the full course he had stopped drinking altogether, but I kept giving  the medicine till it was gone, and then sent  for another lot to have on hand if he should  relapse, as he had done from his promises  before. He never has, and I am -writing  you this letter to tell you how thankful I  am. I honestly believe it will cure tho  worst cases."  A pamphlet in plain, sealed envelope,  sent free, giving testimonials ;md full information, with directions how to take or  administer Samaria Prescription, Correspondence considered sacredly confidential. Address The Samaria Eieinedy Go.,  Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.  feF?l  i )/,  W  {}  fa*  IT'i ')���������������.  ��������������� I  3'<"  TA'ii'v  r������l"  WHAT / DOROTHY SAYS.  Ei '  i  i'  When first to Dottie I was wed.  One morning unto her 1 said:  "The pies that mother use to make.  And likewise, too. her(bread and cake  Weie of the best.   Now, strive, my las".  To get m mcfther'a cooking class."  She looked me squarely in the eye  And made this innocent reply:  "To'cook like her I'll surely try;  But"���������ind her look whs \ei> -fly���������  "1 want_a cook stove nice and bright  Bent up to me this very night���������  A stove like father used/.to buy."  the years are many o'er piy bead  Since unto Dorothy-1 sold '  A word about how mother cooked.  I've not forgot how Dottie looked <  'The day 1 first made that bad break  'About how mother used lo bake.'  But let me say, 'twixt jou and I,      '  That more than once with heartfelt sigh   '  I've seen her'unto me draw flight,  And with a'glitter in her eye  Say unto me, "I want a hot,  And yards of this, and yards of that��������� '  Just like mv fattier used ta buy."  _.     ���������Will M.*'Maupin u. What to Eat.  ���������A.  .A.  THE CARDCASE.  How- the Happiness of Two  "   yiLivea Turned i  Upon a Trifling Event--.  ��������� "���������*.���������.  She was a beautiful, girl, with- an open  hearted, generous disposition, and was  ever showering gifts, of, greater "or Jess  value upon her friends." If any, one  chanced to call and professed admiration  foi j one of her knickknacks, she invaria-  ��������� blyr said:     4 ', t  t ,  "If it pleases you, do pray accept it.",  ' One really had to be most positive ���������in  /declining,  elsej they   would   never   leave'  empty .handed.    I .was ber eldest brother's   college ''comrade   and   was   always  welcome .at their house.   (I   bad  known'  however since she* was a child and formerly called,her Rosette, but now it was  Miss Ro.se. as she was'20 and I'was 25.'  At' that tinaev they  thought ofwtuarrying  ta'-r,   and,, as  she  had   both   beauty, and  wealth   it "was  easy ���������enough   to   find   a  ready aspirant.    I was but a poor devil,  living from hand "tonioutli, more often  faring-worse  than   better.     However; . 1^  was endowed with-good bense und never  droouied of considering myself an eligible party.    But one day,  when  shaking  "   bei, balid upoti leaving, it seemed to mc  that she-gave niine a "lingering pressure,  and   Upstarted  uie conjecturing,   1  must  confess  most foolishly, and then I forced  inyself to reason and said: "Do not beta  , tool!. She is'not for you!"   *   _'    *   '  a Prom that moment my good sense returned-to me.    1 have never,been *ani<������i-  "tious.'-iior did 'Inevei\>think that good for-  ' tujiy'would-come to me, for 'che, asking.'  , "Owing* to   these   traits* -of "character   I  -31111st acknowledge I'have led a dull existence,'with   little or  no joy   in-'iny  life.  Kut. by way of compensation. I have bad  few  deceptions,   few1 regrets'' and   borne  Jrttl������ malice and have endeavored to be  happy .-with what 1 had.    Why should I  complain?     If  I  have never boon  over-  * come by excessive joy or rapture, I have  ���������never'endured   agony   or   anything   extremely disagreeable.    Upon the whole 1  have-  had    an   existence   comprised    of  neither the one nor the other and  have  boen  at an   intermediate  point   between  the  t\Vo polos of all   human  sensations.  Pray do not think that this story is to be  but  a discourse, of my own  personality.  Far from that!   But T*was forced to give  you  a  few details of my character and  surroundings,  so  you  could  duly  appreciate what is about to follow.  For all that. I could not long delude  myself to the tact that Miss Ro������?e look-  -> ed upon me with fa-������or and was pleased  'with my humble presence. I was both  uneasy and overjoyed: disquieted, for I  realized what insuperable barriers separated us: delighted, as it is always flat-  teiing to bo honoiod, as it was expressed in olden times, by the most beautiful gill in society. She had a way of  modulating my name: when she said  "Mi\ Theodore,-" a world of veiled sentiments could be derived. Inadvertently.  1 one day, she simply addressed .me as  Theodore... Instantly she saw her error,  stopped abruptly.'blushed and was adorably confused. However, on that occasion we did not make any further progress.  On my side I was smitten. I flamed  as a straw fire in August. . 1 almost  dared hope for the impossible. Alas!  My habitual common ������.ense had niur-  mined in vain in my leluctant ear* "My  hoy, admitting that Miss Rose is fond  ot you. do you clearly nndei*.tnnd that  hor parents are not only intelligent and  sensible, but are worklly wise as well,  and that they would never reconcile  tli'-iiisolves to this miracle and, above  all, to ,give"her, with such a dower, to  a greenhorn like yourself, who is without a farthing, homeless and is not even  a duke peer? Do not build upon it, my  boy. and to avoid a scandal, perhaps  some distress, at all events a humiliation and being shown the door, go away,  absent yourself from here for all time.  Lay your heart at the feet of some unprejudiced beggar as poor as yourself,  who will accept you as she would ready  money, i have now pointed out the wise  course for you to follow."  Passionately 1 reasoned contrary to my  better judgment, giving a series of useless arguments. For a vision I saw myself carrying Miss Rose away on a  stormy night in a four horse traveling  carriage, to London (the horses knew  how to swim), where we would, await, in  our great happiness, her parents' recall,  who had been, touched by these manifestations of an equally undying love. Reason answered me, "You have not sufficient money to pay for the carriage."  It was true enough, for that same evening 1 went' on foot, with my trousers  turned,;"up; and,������������������carefully choosing my  FtHf-s. to a reception at these sanie noble  parents-' house. My helplessness overr  whelmed me as soon as I entered. Con-,  fi'i'riu'd by the luxury of their surroundings,  by the dazzling lights, and liveried  servants, I felt insignificant, wretched  Hnd out .of place. Already I was  ashamed of my presumptuous pretensions. I mused: "1 am about the biggest  fool on eni-th." About the biggest, I said,  %o as not to discourage any one.       ,  Oh that memorable evening it was a  gala occasion. There were numberless  guests.'so* many men wearing decorations  nnd the women in long trained, low cut  evening gowns, thnt are always'so attractive, aud the orchestral was screened  behind-masses of flowers.  Instantly I scentn] danger. They were  no,t enUsmining on this lavish scale for'  naught.' In a few' moments, however,  'Rose's brother! my old comrade, gave,me  tht> eirnlanation of all the brilliant Ail-  play, and the brief Interpretation was not  any the lessjiisastrous. - ^    '  "Good evening," he .said, with a firm  pressure of the-hand. ,,   K     _ v  "How are you?   Well?  Thank you, I'  Am also.    By the bye, do you'see that tall,  awkward looking fellow, -j\ho has lost all  his hair?   Yes.  Well, he is going to mar-,  ry my sister."  If the heavens had fallen upon my  (head, as <our Gallic forefathers had  uniquely dreaded, I could not have been  more stunned nor depressed.  The greatest griefs aro speechless. It  is one of those indisputable truths, one  knows not what to say, .therefore I made  no comment. My friend continues: ���������  -"Rose'"yesterday demanded three days  for reflection, but in the end it will be all  the sanie. Why would(she uot acquiesce?  He has $300,000 income/ He is, a -known  count, to be'sure,v no longer young, sbut"  no one seems young in these times. Now  acknowledge that he is attempting mor-'  Bel!',' , *    '  'Recovering' my self->���������possession by a  heroic effort, 1 admitted with all sincerity apparently, that my friend was mostl  just ,in his process ,'of reasoning. "Yes,  wealth and noble birth were the greatest  blessings'iii this life. As~to youth, not a  wordliconld be said in its favor, 'for ndth-  mg comes to those'who'possess it only.  'Had I put a vague accent of bitterness  in_that last affirmative?- Montagne had  said, "Perhaps," ,and Rabelais. "What  do 1 know of it," and I uttered the word  "Probably," for RoseV brother.suddenly  looked nt nie withrcuriosity, and replied:  i "You speak like an anarchist!"- Then,  he turned and quickly left me to join the  young'iadies.'    W1' '       >  Alone in a crowd. , Whcie is one ever  more, alone'than1 amid a .throng of  strangers? s 1 painfully collected- my  ideas, as' scattered as a flock of sparrows" after the report of a gun. " A cry  escaped me: , ,  "Ah, the women!"   , '   r      A  An old- gentleman passing at the time  heard those words, saw the expression of  my face, Vsuppose, and spoke to me':,  ���������  "Believe   ine, .my   dear  child, "there'n  just, as good fish in the sea."       "   u,(  , That man had evidently never suffer- -  ed. , I continued, but in suppressed tones,  and this time in a furious monologue:r  "W'here*'amrl? Darkness and horror  have invaded'my being. Rose'to marry,  nnd not> me���������to-marry that preposterous  looking man for his mo*aey!' Oh; wretched  child!,','   J      '   '     ,     < ,   -    A  At that moment I .saw her seated"apait'  An a little reception room. She had  hastened theie, without doubt, from' the  heavy atmosphere of -the other rooms.  Thereupon I' remembered ,that Lhad not  as yet presented my compliments to her,  and so I advanced toward her, dissimulating my distress of mind. 'She saw me  coming and looked with softness in her  regard that seemed liko a caress, and as  I watched her I could almost read her  love for me in . that sweet ,face. Sho  stretched out her hand to me," accepted  my courtesies with pleasure. There,  standing before her, I had no longer the  courage to hate her. Ah, far from that;  truly, very -far'from that!   ���������  We utteicd words never to be forgotten.   She said:  "I really believe that there are over  200 people present this evening. , It is  suffocating.   I have a headache."  -I  replied: "At least 200, and all your  friends. 0 Yes, it is very close.    Wc are  having an early spring.    There are some  leaves on one of the chestnut trees in the  Chainps Elysees."  "Really?" she said.  "Absolutely," I affirmed.  "Oh!" ���������      /  "Yes."  While speaking she toyed with a card-  case of light blue leather, aud among  other  things   I   said,   "That   is   a   very  had ruined my life by not having examined the little case. I cried for my lost  youth. Then I thought of seeking out  Rose' and, once 'finding her, to tell hev  that I still loved fher, that I had always  cared for her. However, I soon came to  my senses again. I was 45 and she 40  years old. I made a face, burned,, the  letter and cardcase, but while the flames  from my solitary hearth destroyed this  relics no dou^t I "had a heartbroken  smile upon' my lips, the smile that a  vanquished hero has in his conflicts with  the unjust gods.���������From the French.-  ,-       Better Than  a Barbecue.   .  A great dish at Egyptian harem feasts  is that of aelanib roasted whole. After  the manner, of a nest of Chinese boxes,  each smaller than the other, the lamb'Is  stuffed with a whole turkey, the turkey  with a chicken^ the chicken with a pigeon,  the pigeon with a q*oail, and the quail  with (a beenfieo. tbe smallest bird known  except the humming bird.' The lamb is  roasted over a slow fire until it is almost  ready to fall'to'pieces. *  Untold Misery. ,���������  "There's'no estimating-the amount ������f  misery entailed by this loose system of  divorce," said the earnest man.  "No, sir!" cried the 60ur' faced one.  "Many a divorced man marries agaia."������������������  Philadelphia North America*.        ���������    ��������� ���������*  ' " " Ineersoll'i* AVIt.  .A* good story is told of" how Colonel  Robert G. ���������IngersoIl's wit saved his life  when he was first captured. A great,big  rebel had. a double barreled shotgun leveled upon him at less than ten paces. ' In-  gersoll threw' up his hands and exclaimed: "Don'trshoot, my friend, don't shoot.  I have been anxious to recognize the independence of, .your Confederacy for the  last half'hour!"     ,,.  , '  -The rebel threw up his gun and exploded in f laughter. Ingersoll , surrendered to him, and he was known in Forrest's command jas, "that Yankee colonel  whose wit'saved his Ufa." '       '��������� ������  tho  Then Rose's face sud-  pretty cardcase.'  dcnly brightened.  "If it pleases you." she said, "do pray  accept it."  She held it out to me at tho end of her  glo\od lingers, and I thought her hand  trembled.  "But may I?"  "Yc-s. 1 desire you to," she replied authoritatively.    "Take it���������it will be"���������  At that moment some people ento,i">(l.  and we were forced to separate. 1 had  the caidense in my hand. I put it in my  pocket, thinking all the time of Rose's  generous nature.  All that evening Rose waltzed with  her old fiance, who so awkwardly spread  his legs out when he turned. When I  reached my room. I threw the little card-  case in a drawer, not dreaming for a  moment ot opening it.  "Reason had triumphed. I had resolved  to renounce her, to go away and to try  and forget, and all this^ did.  Rose married.  Twenty years have passed since that  adventure, and now only the other day,  when I was arranging some old, yellow  papers, I found a little, light blue card-  case-that I had entirely forgot possessing in the bottom of an unused drawer.  Perplexed, endeavoring to remember the  incident pertaining to it, I opened it. In  the right pocket there was a folded paper. Then, mystified, I read the following lines:  Theodore: '  You are the one I love. Do you care for me?  They want to marry me to- ano'.her, but if 1 have  your love I will refuse this offer and become your  betrothed. If you are notr/indifferent, be. in  front vof ,Trinity church tomorrow at 3 o'clock.  If you do not. come, I shall understand, and then  1 care net who I marry.  ���������������������������������������������'���������  It was signed "Rose." ,  Suddenly it all came back to me.    I  ��������� ��������� 7    . I ���������"���������     "     .  A-      TWO WOMEN   IN A  DUEL.  A , Gown   ami   u   Tonfine ' Were  * '       '   ,-.      \Veaponsi (Jated.  r    , j -   i . i    <���������  .She was'the daintiest, sweetest, most  (lowerlike little creature, with a- ruffiy,  fluffy rose pink "frock; and a^Greenaway  hat. % Her eyes - made, jtou ashamed of  yourself for being, so old and ^guileful  ^and 'worldly wise, and her lace "was as'  innocent as*V morning glory, but she was  only a whited sepulcher or, worse cstill,  *,pink tinted sepulcher, for this is what  'ihe said:*    1 r '  / <      ���������     ,"���������  "You know," .she'.began, "that Carl  .used/to be engaged to'her before he" knew  me,, and'when she heard he was man fed  she sent me the. horridest note' of congratulation���������fancy!���������that you ever read.  Well.1 she's ya widow now, and; 1- know  she came- to'-Washington, just to see  Carl,'"but my! I was nice "to" her, not  hateful and polite, but just* really civi*.  you know, fy invited her up to dinner:  When she came, she had her- glad rags  on to beat1-the band. You could see her  dress t must' have cost a dray load of  plunks,'and.she'd been to a hair dresser  for hours and hours getting her hair  done. '     t      j  " 'Oh. dear!' she said, '1 hurried off so  *that  I didn't have'time to half do my  hair.    Does it look' all right?' <  "'Oh, just take this brush'and touch  it up at the side a little, and it'll do!' I  said. -There's nobody here but Carl, you  know.v  "She smiled at me as if she'd like to  run me through a sausage mill.  "'Oh, thank you!' she said. 'And will  you put a pin there in my collar, please V  "That was so I could take a good look  at the dress and drop dead, you know.  " "Thank you again,' she said. '1 just  lo.itre this frock, nnywa-t.'  "���������Why, I can't s,ee why.' 1 said. 'I  think it's perLoetly sweet. Cail has told  mo so olten about khow clever you always were with your needle.'  "Glad rags! Well, they looked like  the second plume on a hearse before I  got through with her. that's all."  And with the smile of an angel on her  flowerlike face she said good by.���������Washington Post.  Where There Are Xo Tnxeti.  Lond's island, on the coast of Maine,  near historic, Pemaquid,^ in the Lincoln  county town of Bristol, is one of the very  few places on eaith where there are no  taxes. ' This island, otherwise known as  Muscongus. was overlooked when Maine  became a state and was put* .into no town  or county. The island was tiist settled  by John Loud, a desc*rt'*r trmn -i Biitish  man-of-war, and his gicat-gi.indchildien  .ue now prominent liilialntant--. By \'>l-  itnt.uy contributions school is maintained,  the psi'onts pn.\ing$4 for each child. Tlie  school term a*, eia-jes eight months in  each year, and theie is an average attend.nice of 18 scholars.  Catching bait for the fishermen of  Bo������-uui. Gloucester and Portland is the  most' "jiofitable business of the people,  but when bait is slack in running tliey  turn their attention to lobstering. mackerel fishing and catching porgie** foi the  big oil and fertilizing l'actoiy opposite  the island in Bristol. After a successful  haul of bait a large white flag is hoisted  on the hiid) ground in the center of the  island. With a glass may be discoveied  lar out at sea whence come the giand  b.Mikers and others like buzzards attracted by the casualties of battle. The people have comfoitable homes and are  prospcious and contented. Like the fish-  eimen of Deer Islo, they are famous for  rheir skill as sailors.  PolizeiYvids-ifi-enversrel-Len.  This word is that used to describe  the latest offense for which a person  may be arrested in Austria. It is used  to refer to any act that meets with the  disapproval of the police, yet is not  forbidden by municipal ordinances or  national statutes. The Austrian police  have the authority to arrest any one  guilty of an act which they may disapprove. "If ' the police inspector  chooses, the latter may imprison the  offender without troubling" either judg������  or jury.  WILL GUARD THE QUEEN.  Young W. W. A*������tor, Who Is to Enter  Victoria's Household Cavalry.  Young William Waldorf Astor, son of  the New York millionaire who has expatriated himself and, become a British  subject, is to enter the Household cava!-'  W1LLTAM WALDORF ASTOK, JR.  ry of the queen when his schooldays"are  over, according to the programme, mapped out for him by bis snobbish father. ;  The young man is now almost through  Eton,j that great Knglish1 public school  which is responsible for much of the  inauly quality in the British male' , He  is 19 years old.   v , A    t, A   -  Among -Astor's schoolfellows at Eton  is ''young. Connaught," the- sotf of the  Duke'' of ^Connaught, <>audConsequently  grandson of the queen, "i The "royal boy  is in a class below young Astor, and' a  while ago it was reported in-rthe papers  . that "young Connaught", was the-"fag''  i of "young Astor." A fag, at an English  puolic school has to letchiand' carry "for  the uppci-'-.cla.ssman who selects him for  his especial slave, and at all 'times to  .bear himself lowly and reverently toward his chief.   . " '      .'...,_,  The idea of at prince of the blood doing  .menial   work  for the r son of  a   Yankee  ,millionaire rather .disturbed the British,  and  the story has been denied  and   reaffirmed i several  'times.     It" is   not   of  ���������fimuch, importance one waj^ or the rother.  '.JWhat is of importance is that young As-  toi\is popular, at" Eton" and lis a good all  around  athlete. ^' In .,rowing  he-has  especially   distinguished' himself,*  and   is  now the head of the'Eton boating outfit.  .   'Astor has a sister about a Tjjear,younger than he, and a brother, named from  Ihe founder" of^the,fortunes of the family, John 'Jacob, who is about'11.   'Mrs.  Astor, the moth'er of these children, died  in   1S92   at 'Cliveden.   " She' was   Mrs.  Mary Paul, and came of an old Philadelphia family. -    -- -    _  There are, 31 regiments in the Household cavalry, among which are the famous 'Life guards. Royal Horse guards,  Royal Irish and others. ���������' No doubt the  elder Astor, as a Biitish citizen' of influence, can got his son in any of the  Household regiments which suit hia  fancy.  TO  ELBVATE  HER  RACE.  K->  ���������wv���������m���������Q** O" ������������������������������������������������������ O  K-  President of the  National Association  Of Colored Women.  ���������*.���������*.���������-.���������.*���������������������������������������������������-.������_���������.������������������..*..������>.*.'  Mrs. Mary  Church Terrell,  who was recently re-elected president of  the National  Association of  Colored Women of America,  is an advanced type of the new women  'of her race. She is highly educated, tiuly  refined and' possesses besides a lot of energy and executive ability.  Mis. Terrell" is piactically the head  and frftnt of'the movement to regenerate  the colored women of the country. In  speaking" of the recent convention in  Chicago she said:  "Acting upon the principle of concentration and union, the colored women of  the United States banded themselves together to fulfill a mission to which they  feel peculiarly adapted and especially  called. We have become national because, from tho Atlantic to the Pacific,  from Maine to the gulf, we wish to set  in motion influences that shall stop the  ravage  made by   practices  that  sap our  TH������ VOTING MACHINE.'  Records  Straight   or  Scratched  Ballots and Is Absolutely Secret.'- >   >���������  The voting machine is, primarily, a  counting machine, or, rather a com- v <"  bination of counting machines. It con-' \,  sists of three? parts���������(1) the* key board A < *:  with one key for each candidate,,-and ���������&',<  two���������a "yes" and a "no" key���������for each t I",,  question; (2*. the counters, . one;, for-",' r  each key,' and (3) the ^interlocking '} "' ���������  mechanism, which limits the number f f*  of keys-that can be operated-in'-any*y��������� r"-  oiKi office* group���������the 'candidates "of all tk A'. "-  parties for one 'office. The machine JtoJ5J A ' ���������  operated, by a small, gate or,, .lejrer*^ '{ <  which swings in botli directions." It'laf^A A -  unlocked by the'movement of the-gate-," **-,_*'"t  in a* certain direction before theT.voter.  indicates his ballot 'on the.' ljeyboardV' C  I,'  r c.     f  >JyV  while a movement in the opposite;.ldi ^  , rection casts tne liallotj Indicated and,  at the same timeuesets and locksx.thef'  keys.  ,When a ballot is cast,'it'is counted T   ,r<  at once by the voter himself; for.-jthe/^' X*.  total vote on tbe counter for each 'ckn^'l-^r-,^  , didate , is advanced  one step  ^y^iiiBj/^r^J^  act.   The voting is done in the privacy^ *2*?^&  of the booth, and when^the ^eys* '$������^K^0i%  the*machine bore-, been resjet^orjjtft-j^^'^rft  next - voter 'the identity oft- the^ecedf,,^ y^]!  ing ballot is destroyed  thevipcecedW  ,  Consequently^ *'^, *|g  straight ticket1 a simple 'affair, >utft^^'--^^|  mechanism- is   'so" adjustadr. tha*kxl&^^$   ���������^-_l_*J    i.U1,Ai.    ���������������-i     1-t.n.    w*A4-^.������l    ������������    ftncllw.l/^Vi'    '.I*'"-/  * scratched ticket can, be voted as easily;1?^ ^  as if the voter,<were marking-a'ballot-iaJA^*  . with  bis  pencil. , He cannotfvoteVf(ora^|'f\'rU|  ', more than vav specified number." of ~can-.A ��������� ^iA?  1 di'dkes, because. ^when^tb-A fuUAyotej^ 'j^vgf  has been cast for any'groupLof^clind^^fjfl^^  dates? all ,tbe remaining.keys' of:ltto*|^fg  groupJare'found;to be lockedfand^en^W^ig  all the ballots haW been -. castVevery;Vw^tM  ^key,on the machine hasybecome^.Im^ ^-v.4  movable. 5 -;,v* * -^ xr,;-v, cfW; 'ioj v,*4.%SA 'y \%t  . -Again, the, machine islsupplied^witb?^ ;ix  leversIwhich*; m,a"yAbe_W^adjusted>?byt.< v a,-^  the" judges of >lectIons^tBat*4thV*^gter^'? '>������;  cannot* cast aballot which he'4s not^en-i-^^  titled tovote.c For example,;^ini certain*^ \&i>  localities - a f ailure^to ;pay> the" poll -.tox^^ffl  ^debars'the cltiTOii>frbm''v^ngfontque^|^^ra|  tions  .involving1, ^.ex^ndkutp^f^^^t  Voting, if bev wished.) ;,rJAnothe-;-;e^W^:;^  locks thetk'eys bfcarididates^for/whjchm-^t^  a woman is> not*entitled4o\vptei*:^li^M|^^  machine.has also a /free .ballot /devlce;^^)||-  which permitsithe voter tO'exercise*'his-^fM*^  constitutional trigbt -to'' V6,te^for^anMf'������m.  dates whohave not been nominated by>$i������||r4  any- party. - - . .���������,',��������� * ^^^4������*-,  v ' When the "judges > declare ithe^poUs^j ������  closed, the gate is - locked,' fast In^itsCM^'1  f-ineansri#<  outward position.'and by>this-  all tbe '.'...'���������  there can  machine  ing Machines  Versus, the, PaperriBal-  lot," by Frank Keiper, Jn'ForumW'   :���������. ; - %z &&&%  A Nimble Coin.   't      ,y*-,.������i*ja&  Can this be a'new confidence'game?^!'  Yesterday two men went into a^di;ug|*>^  ���������tore, and one of-them made a pur-Ci5,^  chase "that amounted to 2o cents'ApHe V"������  handed' the clerk a silver quarter,',../  which, just as tbe vclerk was about'to"-" ''  take it, slipped from his fingers. Those' 4 *  present heard the coin strikei-on^its/ ^!  edge on the floor, but Leard no further'  'sound of it. Every one looked, on ^tho"  floor for it, but it couldt not be found.'  There was no crack into which'it c'ould  have rolled and nothing behind^w-bicb/f  It could be hiding. This caused much ^  astonishment, for all'saw It^fafu'and1  heard it strike tbe floor. . After search-  ing in vain for it for some minutes the  drug clerk said. "Welirnever mind; we-  shall probably find it,'' and,the^.two^  men walked out. , t  A half block away the friend, cba'nc-,  ing to look down, saw that the other  had on a pair of linen trousers 'which  were turned up at the bottom.   There *  was the solution of the mysterious dis  appearance of tbe coii}:   He called "his"  friend's attention to it, and ihere^ebip-r,  coin was found. It had struck the floor  and, bounding up, bad noiselessly lodged  in the crease ol the trousers, thus earning its owner its value in merchandise.  ���������Philadelphia Times.  .m  Vti  ���������ui.  MRS. MAIiYC. TERRELL.  strength and preclude the possibility of  advancement and have joined hands one  with the other to work together, in a  common cause to proclaim to the world  that the women of the negro race have  become partners, in the great firm .of;  progress and reform.  "The work we hope to accomplish can  be done better, we believe, by the mothers, wives, daughters and sisters, of our  race than by the fathers, brothers, husbands and sons."  A Twelfth Century Rrldee.  One of the oldest bridges in Europe  is soon to disappear under the demand  for better  navigation  of tbe  river  It  spans.    This is tbe stone bridge, with  15  arches  and  a  total   length   of 994  feet, built across tbe Danube at Reg-  ensburg   (Ratisbon).    in    Bavaria,    by  Duke  Henry   tbe   Superb   in   1135-46.  The piers rest on  piles, protected  by-  stone riprap and  heavy  ice breakers.  Tbe roadway is vei-y narrow, and tlie'  footways  allow   tbe   passage  of  only -  one person at a time.  .  So far as its'  stability Is concerned, it would probably stand for another 750 years, but It  interferes with the passage of steamboats. ;     ��������� " ���������      '  Kiren oil Automobiles.  Fires on autocars are said to be becoming numerous in France, with the  increase of. autbriiobiles;1; Many of'  these fires are due to inexperience, as,  for instance, in a recent easel where  the attendant foolishly tried to'fill the  reservoir with petroleum without ������I-  tinffuisbinfl- the burners.  ���������  ���������nam  hbhAi )'���������  V  T^ysfii ������?^[yy*~������y>*~>'f^'  .*.;'!  P6&  *^s>  W <  I/"  . THE CUMBERLAND NE^VS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M.  E.   Bissett Editor.  ������ i ���������      ii ' '    ;  O" Advertisers who want their ad  changed,    should  get    copy in   by  12. a.m. day before issue.'  " Sul/acribers    tailing      to   receive     The  ��������� Kyws regularly will confer a favor by noti-  t jyiMg tht offioe...    .     ���������   . ,   -  t Jqb Work Strictly 0. O. D.  Traneient Ads Cash, in Advance.  , Saturday,  dec. 30th, isoo  reaching     Ladysmith  which   de-  Our ' scouts  ,.)'y .'  IF',*  \'y f <  A\  ;���������*'  !/)-���������',  I Wi*i H   , '  ��������� Subscribe for News War-Bulletin"  Three  hundred   words,'   delivered  'daily.    One dollar   per  -month, in  advance.   J       ., ���������' . ���������  NEWS.  .**'<���������  |s.'t,/* /  hrA  k- ry  1  ,\  : 't*.  r?j������'A'  t,'l  ���������*  '���������' London.' 27.^���������War office received  , follow ing dispatch from Cape Town  -dated.,-'Tuesday: " "There    is'   no  I:'<aV'change in situation.,.   ��������� Methuen re-1  T J."," h s ' i  |V   y .ports that; enemy's  force   has   -in-  c������-f������i-'j",creased and is engag> d in entrench-'  V A'V'ing 31 1-2 miles from his outlaying  ?,'*fl������''r'-'-        ; A '   ' ' ! -       ���������  v^-lr.-c pickets,y. ^Methuen's reconnoitered  *���������'"rtV,with two squadron of >mounted in--  ^jA-'faiitry for two miles   along the line  Wi^WkVA drew-, the   fire   of   four   guns.  f&V-V-Geheral Gatacre isr endeavoring  to  {"Vfli^'f -A    *     '  '- *  ' -  '     '    ��������� -  "*"  *re-oderi communications  with   the  Ehdwe   collieries.    Privy   Council       \* i     - ' x   J ���������  f<A held a meeting to-day -at  Windsor  -���������A/ ���������   ��������� A'  ��������� A / ' - -  Kp.AlCastle.inr which,  Queen. Victoria  pV "Aproclaime a warning to all   British  |V,. K''i.������       u,1      \ i ������,*      / C7  l^i A'.subjects not, to   assist  inhabitants  Tf-v    *"��������� "'     "A-  I ^-^A of Transvaal-or Orange Free State,  A.v,V^'p,r.to sell*or tiansport -merchandise  fef;3he)reito.,under, penalty of law.    Pro  iMilHclamation was gazetted to night.  l;s}������KjV"',y .y '   "J    ,    >J , J, *  '^'������Aty{;Ii:ohdori,. 27.���������-According     to "a  despatch:.-from Mochudi,^ Bechun-  sJU<alan^  dated'26th   Dec. 26th." the  '    'Rhodiaiv-Mafeking relief   furce was  !!|progressing slowly,    owing  to nee  hit > essity of   repairing bridges   which  h'l^A averaged one per mile.    An  inter-  r5\^r" cepted Boer mail bag, it was added,  |IV'V{.'      "  \wL showed . that 200   Boeis had   het-n  M" '   k?Iljo\,and.many   wounded   during  'ff't,     *  '-��������� -  h$\ an attack on the Sequane Leagurs  mands   early   reb'ef.'  j have re;-ort(-d B> ers in full force on  i this j-ide'of the Tu :ela.    Th^ee rcg-  I "  iin������-nts   of regulars   supported   by  ar ill������-ry and mounted volunteers  under command of Lord DunDon-  aid. The E.},������rs reiired 'across, the  river. The British cap.tured 500  cattle  Kimbprly, Dec. 27.���������This after  noon mounted detachments under  c -mmand of Colonel Pekman with  six ,'Ui.s rerounoitered leaving the  entrenchment*?, the British advanced to Tolpan- The Uoei" pickets  fir-'d , and our maxims retired.  jBoers retired over the ridge. Four  guns then began to shell Toll pan  A Boer gun dropp?d four shells  near our "men, but , did no damage.  As the Boers wero strongly entrenched, we withdrew. Tho  guns are well posted,  London, Dec.1 2'8.���������Disi>atch  from Modder River S'tys firing is  continuing o>n botli sides,, although  the Boers* shells fell' short. ��������� A'  A number'Jof Free-Staters have sur  rendered. There is an unconfirmed dispatch that a .Canadian -picket has been cut oft', at Belmont. It  is also, asserted that fever io raging  among Boers. Ladypmith n-port*=  ail well yesterday. >  Lorenzo Marquez,���������The Briti-h  guns at Colenso ^ have been'-- cannonading the Bulwayo bridge over  the-Tugela Biver with a, view, ^of  smashing 'at ��������� Bombardment of  Ladysmith [still proceeds, General  Joubert has arrived here and was  given hearty welcome.' More British prisoners have ihoen sent to  'Pretoria. 'Number of quick-firing-  ,,b;g guns arrived at'Cape  Town   to  T  !  ���������������������������  I?* h  b*J>Z>  f\  I  H L       ��������� <  Cm.   ^Mnai  0  ���������3  pe*  Town  ^      r ,."���������-  |,"A an attack on the Sequane  |^{ -^London,   27.���������The   Ca  ^^.correspondent of Daily   News tele-  ���������i^graphing \Vednesday, Dec. 20 says:  j>^l-*brd Methuen,   I .understand,   in-  |v '^//fymdB to remtiin at  Modder   River  A; about.three   weeks   longer.    From  !*,' Bund sources   hitherto   singularly  '> informed, it   is learned that   there  -\-wer������.8,000 Europeans,   officers and  man killed in modern military tactics, particnlarly the artillery used  in,Pretoria as a -reserve.    There is  1 .an idea in some quarters that Gen.  Buller's^    destruction, of     Qugila  Bl^dge   heralds an   attempt t> cun  6tt Boers how'  south of   River, but  general Opinion is that British will  nOt ma.K0 &hy   serious   move until  arrival of Loi'd Roberts.  ' Cheverly Camp,   Natal, 27���������The  naval guns b^gan shelling the Boer  position at 5   o'clock this   morning  using lyddite.    Shelling 'continued  two hours.    Ever since engagement  at ,Colenso enemy   have heen energetic in improving trenches.    They  can be seen   galloping   freely from  the hill tops.    Ladysmith also had  a bu*?y morning shelling Boers position < on   Umbulawana   Mt.    The  bursting of shells was plainly visi-  ble.atrCheverly.    The  enemy have  all .the*ranges . marked   and manj  p -werful guns dominate the va'tJous  ppijk'-s.of the River while, the drifts  are com'manded by  by  converging  musketry fire from probably, 12,000  Boers.    Thor<* are 1G miles   before  1-eplacre thot,e lost at Tugela.   '   r ' '  ��������� <    '     Notice.   -.    ', ,  ���������  - ^PUBLIC NOT[CH ia hereby .'.iven "fr the  electors of the Municipality of Cuinherlftn,  thaf.lI r.-qairc fhe presence of the said El-  cotois at tbo-Polling Station, coriifr <-t  DuDsmxur Avoune a������U Third SfcVer-t. Cum-  bvlin<l.,B. (\, on Monday t'he eis������rii*. clny  of Janu .ry 1000, at 12 o'oVck aoon, tor the  purpose of electing ;i Mavor and Aldcrme-u  to rcj"'-o<'nt f.hot-!(in the Ibiaicipd Counci)  for 1he year J900.  The   mode or   nominal ion of   ca-,di^<tc s  shall be s������s follows:  Trie Candidate sh.ill be nominated i>3 iViir-  inw; fhe wrifcinji sh->ll be tuU-crii^sd by lv/i>  'voreisoftbo Muuieipalit3'as proposc-r and  seconder, andsh.jll be delivered to the Ke-  turmng Officer at auy tune bci ivceu ti e  date ot tho notice -md 2 p. Ui. of vhe day ot  the nomi .atjon, aad iu the cvt'nt of a poll  will be opened on Thuivdfiy, the ilthd,a,v  of January 1930 ,ii Uie Polling Swion, cr  ner of Dua^uiuir Aveuue and Third Stite",  Cumberland, E. C. on which tvery [.eraon  ii. hrribfreqaired to take notice dnd-> ov-  e n liimsolf  accordingly. *  The qualilication of candidate for   Mayor  is as follows:  He mu3tbe a male British subject" of tl e  full age of twoj.ij .on" years and r-H dis-  quaiihed umkr any iaw, and h*ve been for  the six months next preceding the day ol  nomiudtion tho i-.-yisteri.rl tv^rer, in the  L-tnd Registry ofdoo of I������cd or md property in the city of the assessed value on tlie  last Municijjai asjesmeuc roll of ono thousand dollars or more, o\or-.ind above o.ny  r'gtsterc-d incuiiibr-'-uce or chaige and who  is otherwise qu^Ulicri as a Mui<iui-.-(ii votor.  The qua'ili-jation as candidate for Alder-  man is aa lpltowe:  1 Jri,e tuu^t b.-. a B-ate Brihibh^subject of tl o  full age of ' Iweuty-oue years   and no j di -  qualifi :d .under ar������y   law aud hav'a   bee*- fd  the aix months n xt  picfeeding the   day of  ���������nomiy.afioii    the roj-istered' owner   in   tbe  L'.nd Rcgistrjr* Oflice vi Inhd o.v real property iu the city of the   assessed valu,i   ou the  lant .municipal asJ'e&snjfcu-; roll of ������MQ.0Q or  more orer and aboi'e any  registered- mcu'm-,  .be'raucij   or charge, aud who   iti-".ol,herv/ifje  qualified as a 'municipal voter.  Given under my haad at the Cfty .< f  Camberlaud, this 29;'h day of December,  1S99.  ��������� LAWRENCE W. NO NWS,   '  ���������.   RCTCTRNISG'  Ol'FICKR.  This is rather, early, but our stock is He^vy.and must-,,be re-  duced by the first of January. , Xhis means reduced prices.;" on  all winter j^oods. and ������>"ood barcrains. >  Ladies' Mantles and Millinery-  The balance of these pretty trimmed hats will be sold at'' half  price. ihis is the last chance of this* season to 'secure good  millinery at small prices.,       -.- ������������������������ ' , - -- ���������  Our jackets and capes are marked away down to clear them  out by the first of January. See those coats at $1.50 and $2.00  worth $6.00 and $8.00.,. ' rt  i  1        ��������� -  Women's   Underwear.  You will find on our tables a 'splendid selection, of women's  and children's flannel underwear, consisting of drawers ,and  nightgowns       .     \ '. . .t ,*   ,  Women's,stripod undo skirts in a variety of colors at $1.75.     They were $2.00.  Women's golf jersevs which were $2.50 and $3.00, now $1.95    *   * / ,"  Embroidered hindkerchiefs which v\ere **, for *;oc, now '10c each.  The balance of o-,r fur and jFejfther boas reduced 20 * per   cent.    Buy /yomv Xmas  boas at once.'  Two babies' white rugs at a1 sacrifice; the"y are beauties.   ' , " '  Bovs* iron clad hose 25 cents-a pair.  "   ^ '  :���������' , BJanlcets, " '' '  ''��������� ���������      i. . . ������  Whence sav we purpose giving a bargain, we   mean it.    20 per cent off on   these  goods.    Don't come two weeks aftei ,they are ail gone ancl ask for these bargains. >  150 remnants of dress goods .marked away down.l . -'  Every person buying $15.00 worth of goods at this .store -is   env  titled;Wa good time-kec-ping watch.     This  offer   is. good "only  until the'number on hand isg-dne/'  1 1 *-*  k^j  & GO.  Cumberland, B.  1  ���������  OHIUSTMAS   BNTERTAJN-  . "   . ' 'IMKNTS. A       *     '  On   tbe    o\i-eniri������?;  of ' driatmas  d (v the Pi's-sovte.'-ian Cnurch   held  'their annualvXidas tree a.nd   euter-  tainmenr.. .  1 The Chnrdh'wc.s prettily ch-rorat-  ed with long test'.cms of evergreens  stringing from end to end of t.t.e--  large building and daintily hooped I  ap in the middie. Kignt in ��������� the  cenire v/as u hir-^e cirs'ie 01 over-  g*eens hung wMt Cliinc.-e hsnterns  and in tlie f ���������rco.ner was the Onrist  mas'tiTC, The ^*alis \vi\vu covered  wi'.h wreathp, mo Iops and other  decorations -tnd ^lie whole pveEent-  a tnosi artistic effect. Tne Rev  \V. Doddh who occupied the chair  opened with a iwr appropiiate remark?. As if" customary, the ef-  foit*-" of tlie litt'e ones were besi re-  c ived though much enthaueiasm  was dis'jda3'ed tliruughout.  The advent of Santa Glaus, how  ever was the crowning glorj*- *>f the  evening and as he prepared his  band of v\0'.ke s the ciiikir������-n could  hardly contuin themselve*. Their  exj.ee a ions vseres -on realized and  the loads of bucks and toys were dis  tributed at a great rate and no  child wt-nt away without at least  one or two presents.  Some of the \ older people too,  found that Santa had not forgotten  them. The most -no.-bale of thes;-  j.-resents was a go.'d watch and  chain put on the tree by tl)e metti-  he: s of his congregation for t-heJr  genial paster as a mark of love and  esteem for his couraga and faithful- .  j.ess in his ��������� work among them.  The Xmas tree at Grace Church  ������c^ss^sgssags^s������gK@s������sefiS{3|  $  J  8  5)  TI4E- LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  * *'1  ' 'Musical* /    '  .instruments'in R ������-  . *-~s.  i  FLETCHER EROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B.  P. O. Box 143.  i  S    PIANOS, ORGANS,  .    GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,  s  BANJOS,  ACJTOHARPS,  Ali the latest Sheet Music  and Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  ^ for the popular Domestic $  ft) Sewing Machines. Need- $  @ les and parts for all ma- R.  ;y chines.' ^end for Catalogue. h>,  >-: $  1^  s  ^^--������������ta*xiiM - -- r-Mnnrri 1  iiWt^v>iw-^.^1  Motice. ���������  Riding on locomotives and railway cars of the Union Colliery  Company by any person or persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited. Employees are subject, t / dismissal for allowing same  By order  :   Fr.-un'cis D.  Little  "Manager.  this 'year was a ferris; wheel���������a u-  niqiie device on the part of old Santa to display his gifts. The wheel  was nicei}r decorated and made a  vei^.-pleasing effect.  ��������� A Cantata, tie Palace oi Santa  Claus -was presented at tlie conclusion. Xmas eve some choir members did the town in the guise of  waits and made the night air tuneful with Xmas Carols.  Santa Claus visited Holy Trinity  Sunday School last Tuesdav. He  was assisted'by Doctor Bailey and  Mis- Bertram luaiiisheu music.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY given that  applic.tion will be  made to the  Legislative    Assembl}'*     of,   the  Province of Biitish Columbia at  ;   its next session for an Act to incorporate    a  Company   for   the  purpose of   constructing,   maintaining and  operating  a line of  railway, with telegraph and telephone   lines,   from   the   City of  Victoria to a point on the eastern  boundary of this  Province, with  branch lines of any. length.from  any point or points   on the main  lino to any   mining camps, or to  any coastal points, together with  all necessary or incidental powers  usual under������he Rail.way Act.  ���������pated this   22nd  day of November' 1899.'   ���������'- A  DuMrtLETOM & Anderson,  .    Solicitors, for the Applicants.'  Mi-'-s Nellie Tarbell who is attending Vancouver High Schoo'-,  led her class ui the Xmas exams,  and had 13 points to spare. That's  the way 10 do it.   j  XmiiS' fcvc*Jii'i:g there^.is an enjoysli'e  daiicn inCiirnherliinrl Hall. Quite a num. bar  alfcended and i'\a hia wasivep'*; uji till ii it, in.  W CO M.E'to "the^'iVl  fc CashGroceryStore Kilt  ^f at Comox for ,jour X- %''[ I (I  1  mas    i-lol ay   Goods : J^UV  ^f Ciroceries, B i s c'u ifs, ^ J jfi  jffljL Cakes,  -Fruits,  -canned  (f/I and   fresh,'    Cann-ed,  I!) Meats,    Canned . P,eels  ^ Oranges   and  Lemons,  f fresh.    Anything you ��������������� desire   in. Xmas   Novelties,  >������L Cards, Toys,;-etc.-   Also-' a  ' (fi new line of"   Boots.   Shoes  <))) a *i  (//fa. and Drv Goods. Flour,and  (fH Feed always on hand. 'Inspec-  )))) "tion invited and a fair share of  ^=m your patronage solicited.'Wish;  It) ing ycJu-a Merry Xmas and -a' !M  m ,Happ> and prosperous. NciJfft j  ������ Year.'        1 remain,       :';;���������*.    ^^_!  '"      * Yours ���������sinrerely, ' ' ������������������ ',>,N ;  F. J. Leighton,  1 j  ��������� '1  1'/J  '    NOTICE, a        --   ��������� A  NOTICE' IS HEREBY .GIVE^N/  that an applicatipn iwilPbe made  .��������� toAh'e  Lcgi.-lative-Assembly of  - the Province.of Brifish Columbia, |)  at its  next-session, .for'an'act to  incorporate a'company withi'pow  or to  construct,   equip, - operate.I  - -and maintain a-railway of standard or, any dtlier.gange^jiobe opera! ed   by steam, -1 electricity';' or  ' any other  motive--p'owe'r,' from a  ' point on  Johnston Strait,* Van-  -, couver Island,, a^sliort .distance  .west of Chatham Poinf,' thence  in a southerly 'direction by the mi'rM  most feasible ^oute;to a point,oh;"AX,  or^nearJCLpper ,Cambell.Lake, on  the said Island: with "power to  construct,   equip,-, -operate..and  m n 1 n f rvi r������ -a.'*   l������vanr������li  '~'1-*t������o ii-nm 'o  maintain a '> branch "line irom 'a  convpnientpointon the main line,  vby" the m^st feasible :foutc to a  point on ..Johnston Strair; 'a  short distanbe- east .of BoaV'-River-; 1*1  and'also, a-further-,, br i^nch   .line  f\  \  /'���������  ��������������� 'if  ������   f.'i  from   some   con venien't> point 'on  the main line,  by the't-most feasible loute  to  some.ponit,o;n'the  Salmon;River, ancValso*all other  necessary  branch'jinks';'and to   |J  > build and  operate tramways in  connection  t}ie-e'with;\ and'with  power to construct, operate and  '?maintain    all   necessary   roads,  'Bridges,  M'ays, ferries . and other  works,   and to   buiid, own   and  maintain  wharves and  docks in  connection  therewith;   and with  power  to   build,,* construct,   acquit e, own, equip-and   maintain  ships, steamers, barges and other  boi-.ts and ve.-sels, and to operate  the same on   any navigable  wa- '  ters   within    the   province,   arid  with power to build, equip, operate and maintain   telegraph and  telephone    lines   in   connection  wiih    the    s:dd     railway    and  branches;   and   with   power   to  build and   operate  all   kinds of  plant for the purpose -of supplying  light, Jheat,   electricity   and  any kind of  motive power;   and  ,   with   power   to    acquire   water  rights,   and   to   consruct damg  and  flumes for improving ; and  increasing  any water  rights or  water privileges acquired; and to  build,   own and   maintain   saw  mills and wood pulp mills;, and  with power to  expropriate lands  for the purposes of the'company,;  and  to acquire, lands, ..bonuses,  '    privileges or other, aids irom.. any  government,   municipal ,��������� corpbr-  ation,or other persons or bodies;  and to levy and collect'tolls from  all   parties   using,   and   on   all  freight    passing over  an y  such  roads,  railways,- tramways, 'ferries,' wharves  and vessels  owned  or   operated   by   the company;  .   ancl with power to  make  traffic  or 6th e r a r range men ts with, rai 1 -  way,   steamboat,   or other com-  panies,   and   for  all other usual,  necessary,  or  incidental-powers,  rights or privileges.  DATED this 13th day of  November, 1899.  Davis, Marshall &Macneill,  Solicitors for Applicant/?,     ^������-  f-  fj  i-  m  i������rn  j  "7: m.

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