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 I".  I' ft*  LA  IV-  \!)  / ^VtsXjT  V  i  .-/���������  TENTH  CUMBERLAND, B'. C. -WEDNESDAY, "DEC. 31,  x  1902.  4ML������  o'Oks  0  kTJR XMAS .BOOKS did1 not arrive until'the- 25th" inst/,  and were offered  for, sale- oh  the 29th when   a  great  hia ny* were sold: ' ���������  All who have seen them, say,,that     ,,',/,,  ;They are the Cheapest'- BdoKsr   ���������  nwTrifSi  ii ssnsa- ismsssisiB���������BSSsrnsrssr sssim*sn)i*i susssm'iM   ussssn���������s*ssx*���������tt~tmspti   sbbwbsm ���������  they^ever ga\v���������     If yo'u_are looking for books, for New Year  Gifts give us  a  call....1"    '   .....   A  .���������',-'.        A...  '''    '.A.  A -    '     ���������-"'. A-.     ..-.,. V, ���������'.    ,-      -    .*    .. .  -We' ha ve"al so i us t* received a       " - ���������"       '/���������* -*   ' A A*  ...   -     "������'���������    ������������������' * J��������� Av      v -    '      <��������� - >      , ... /   ;< . . "    k  ';    .    Nice; Assortment of ^Gents Ties  *        ^        , i *    *        /���������    , j  ������������������inIth'elatest,America'n, Styles',  manufacture.-  -      r  ,1 >  ->.r  V  U.S:  ii' y  fe^Eeiser- ���������**& cGo^:; Ltd  *'!  t-  !  1:  A*,  ss^ssEazsEggm^SBiis^  3&"2Sg5������iii������i  '<5  ������  ,a������_v.f*  Agents foi McCormick" Harvesting"MachinervV  /Write fonp^ice^and ���������particulars.'' E. O? Drawer 563;'"''*'v" J" s  A .;.ARTISTIC". ..  IITAL ������������������' BIB-STJAD^  AT A BEASONABIiE PRICE.  1 ' * '  "\T7E are now Selling a great many. IRON  . y ENAMELLED ~and BRASS BE-D-  STEADS. , Our'pretty and exclusive  patterns imported in carload lots from best  Makers in Can.'da and U.S    ....".   AWE HAVE ABOUT 55 DIFFERENT KINDS TO SHOW YOJJ.  Iron   Bedsteads   in White,   Blue,  Pink,   ������nd  many New*, and _     *   '  Artiatic Color* .- \ ..:../. ,'  $5.50 to $50.oo  - ��������� ������������������ ������  from.. '���������; : "$33 oo to $85 .oo  Bureaus  and Washstands������   to suit above,   sold ��������� separately   '... .in  any' grade or finish desired   THE ADJOURNED;SALE OF  LANDS for Unpaid Taxes  in   the  Comox Assessment District will be  (held at the Court' House, Cumber-,,,  land, on the   5thLday of , Januar}%r  1903, -at- the .hour  of Ten o'clock;  foienoonAvKen1 all lands,remaining '  unsold at the  previous -Tax  Sale  will  be again   offered for sale,'; in1  terms of Section- 99 ,of the Assess-'  i ��������� ' i  ment Act. -   _ .        '���������,'.'  .' , - ,'** JOHN BAIRD, Assessor. '  "Government Office, Cumberland,v '   '  5th December,  1902..  10 12 02 '4t,<?   '    , '-'-.'-      - __  i  ^���������^���������lllltl*ll%BMWMM������W>,,MW������������^WMWWwi������M������^   ��������� ���������      " ��������� -������������������       t .  PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  to the^Etectdrs of tlie Municipality of Cum-,  'berlandvthat'I require the-'presence' of, the  'said .-Electors vat ,thet Polling Station',on  Dunsrnuir/Avenue "on rMonday, .the 12th.day ,  of January,' 1903, at^ 12*o'clock noon, for  the purpose of electing a Mayor and Alder-',  men, to' represent, them J for" the year, 1903., ������������������  Thelmode  of' noimination of'candidates  > "��������� '-u    ���������  '  r' . v. .  shall be as follows:��������� : >  " ,,' -     ''     > - i  *  , .The candidate' shall, be* nominated"-in  writing; the.writing shall bev subscribed by  the voters of the  Municipality as ptopo������er  and seconder, arid shall"be  delivered to the  ** i> i     i' , j*, j|        - . v-  Returning Officer at'any time .betwefen thd  date of the notice aud,2 p"iin. of the day of  ,the nomination* and in the event of' a poll  wili; be opened on Thursday, the 15 h day of.  \Januar-,', ^ 1903, ^at the Polling.'Station,  corner" <of Dunsrnuir Avenue xand Third  Street, Cumberland,'B.'C .'vof which every  pepson is hereby r<'quired'*to take noHceund'  bo\ e.*u.himself accordingly."   1 "a L  rii     - J   '       "���������'���������'"'      '**?       ���������      ' .-  -     The qualification as candidate for .Mayor  ���������" *   \ i A '    '������'   '' '    ���������������   "''i - ' i v  ,  is aa lollows:��������� '    .- , -  ' He-must be a male British subject of  the"'  ^full   age  of   twenty-one. years and-not dis-  -qiTalititid under anylaw-'accl., hUve,l)e'en*. for J  the- six.monthd   next-rirWettink* the'd<iv"of^  ���������rt������?**t\i}r>-("V^ v^ ".-���������%;-'? ~*-y ,- :Ar-���������  nomination *��������� the' rrgihte: ed' ������owncr, in -J the l  I I -- - , I        '   .   wV "v������- .j ,        _    'i    .. .  LancTRejipstry Office ofldnd' and-real -'property <in the City of the^ assessed   value  on  the last'Muaicipal Assessment Roll of 31000.  -' *.   .'. ^        i     ' *  or more over ,and above any registeredJ in-  cumberance or'charge,-and ,-^who is  otKer-  wise' qivli'fied as "a ,inumcipal-.voter. -  'Thequilitication as^caudidxte for  Alder  menJs as follows:���������, -,  .,  He *must~'be"a British subject of the full  age ot twenty-one years and not disqualified  under; aDy*1aw, ,and have been for six;  months next preceding Tthe" day of nomination the reaistered owner in the Land Registry Office* of Jand and reil property in  'the City of the assessed value on the la&t  Municipal Assessment Roll of '������500 or more  over aud above any registered incumberance  or charge,'arid yvho is otherwise qualified as  a municipal voter.  Given under'my  hand 4at  the " City  of  Cumberland this 23rd day of December 1902  -    LAWJEtENOE W: "NUNNS,  ,- ^       Returning Officer,  Discovery   of   Corpses.  - * -    ] * -  '   The late^Tbos. Nicolls Remains.  1 '  Early on Monday^morning. while'  the shift  was working  on a large  cave-in   near the *-ite of the pump  house .where the fire ^was supposed  to'have started in  No. 4-slope  18  months ago, the men came on the*  remains of one of the three unfo'r-  tunates'who lost their lives in that  disaster.    The remains were muchT  dtcomposed,. and jit was ;Monday (  evening   before they were 'brought^  into Mr Edward's undertaking es-,  tablishment.    Ottiiia^ examination,,  there proved them to, be those of  Captain Nicoll, who was on' shift  at the pumps on;the morning of the-  fire.   I Later, the  remains were re-  ^movecVto'the City Hall, froi������fwhence  a largely attetule^, funeral took  place the .following dayj the Ma\or  ; and .Aldermen <Utend.i)-g^in a bod'yt  the- late Mr Nicoll having been," at  "the time,of his^deathj.'a member of  ���������; the' City-'Council. "The,;deceased  leaves"a wife and two daughters, thef  eldest being married to the'ReV;Mr^  .Dqdds, formerly of this place". ��������� The"  .members offthe!family.^are,npw hv--  ing in Bridgeburg^ .Ont'.,���������and have.  been, communicated with "by friends;  with .regard to the.discovery of.-Mr  Nicoll's ,re"mains. \ '* A   " ~      ;" '; /  LaUT', the\'corpse of'a Chinaman-  was found    ne:irn) the;< pla'ce,- that"  Nicoll's body4ayv" *    '    \ .* -'*    .  ���������<���������  JVlasqUerade   Ball.  -\  s  Brass  Bedsteads  WEILIEBRQS.,  Tjarg-ast Furnishers in  ...Western Canada...  Victoria, B,0  123 HASTINGS ST.,  Vancouver^ B.'C.  GOVERNMENT  Victoria, B.C.  JLGE1TTS       ^O^,  .  Pianos, Organs, Pianolas, Vocalions.  If yon want to buy a Piano or Organ, call and see our stock or write for particulars.  Our Prices are Reasonable and terms can be arranged to suit your convenience. Every  Instrument we Sell is Fully Guaranteed, We Sell Only R=lia">le Instruments, from the  best manufacturers.    Our Patrons Risk Nothing. _  YOURS TRULY,  THE HICKS & LOVICK PIANO CO.  '  Reliable-Lady''Agents wanted to  take orders' for t He Best Custom-  made Dress Skirts and Walking  Skirts' in Can adaA Write quickly.  3 12 02  Dominion ''Garment Co.  Guelph,  Ont.    .  Box, 209.  Ladies' Lounging Robes.    Just a  few   very   pretty'  Moore & Co's.  and.  useful,   at  Patterson,'the Opposition candidate was returned in North Victoria  by a majority of 43.  r <��������� '���������   NOTICE;  *" _  Municipality of the  City of Cumberland.  NOMINATIONS OP SCHOOL TRUSTEE  will be received on Monday, the 12vh day  of January, 1903,  at 12 o'clock noon.  The  mode  of   nomination of candidates  shall be as follows:���������  ������ The candidate shall lie nominated in writing, the writing shall be subscribed by two  voters of the Municipality, aa proposer  and seconder, and shall be delivered to the  Returning Officer at any time "between the  date of.che notice and 2 p.m.* of the day of  nomination, and in the event of more than  one nomination a Poll will be opeued on  Thursday^ the 15th day of January, 1903,  at the Polling Station, corner of Dunsrnuir  Avenue and Third Street, Cumberland, B.C  of which every person is hereby required to  take notice and govern himsel' accordingly.  .  Qualification for Trustees is as fnllowu:���������  Any person being a. householder in the  Municipality and being avBritish subject of  the full age. of"twenty-one years, and otherwise qualified by this Act to vote at an  election of School Trustees in the said  Municipality shall ba eligible t</*be elected  or to serve as a School Trustee.  The term Householder includes every  person who holds and occupies a dwelling  yielding a rental value of not less than ������60  per annum.  Given under my hand at the City of  Cumberland this 23rd day of December 1902  LAWRENCE W, NUNNS,  Returning Officer.  -   "-A.laiger number ofi dancers and  -spectators''contributed 'to a- pretty, ���������  'soene'atCumberland-HalTon Xmas*'  eve.   TAe occasion was the maFquer-'J  a do. brill ti ven,under the auspices of  TtKe  Cumberland Brass Band;, and  the piomolers aie* to be> congratu-..  ���������' la'.ecl on their success -   .Some of the  tcostumes we;e>atVikingly haiidsome;'*  *_ Uviany g.roter-que" characters  made ,a  -gay'sceneA ..T.he ^prizes <as'awarcled"  a re;r���������gi. ve n- - bel o w,^ ���������* bu t / the ,.taski, of *  -.judging, was >a/"tiifficuH" dnej-J=for.'f  ' d res>e? Jgay^'a.^Ahey^ - were;" tas'tj. ful  " wete; iher-^galore.     One1 costume/  r,wmte and' gold,, of a 'ytyandiere,  , worn J������y;Mrs ..Walter/, Wliyte, :;was''  particular 1}' plerfsing."  , Mrs\Thos."  AVhyte acted the/'Tupsy"-to perfea- ���������  tiori'^even to a little by-play breakdown   to   her   husband's* realistic,  manipulation   of"   his ��������� iryingpan -  ,banjo. . Most excellent musiciWas-  provi"de'd by.' the orchestra', supplied  by  metubers  of" the ba'nd',   under  .Prof. Schaffner's,leadership.J   The,  enlivening effect of several instruments, well played, wascmost ,not-  iceahle, and went far towards show-'  ing that a good orchestra,  such  as  w.is provided that  night .haSv now  become a necessity to the success of  a good ball'in Cumberland.4   The  day of cheap scratch music is gone.  We are pleased to~note that   a fair  return over expenses, will^e available ft,-r the band fund, an institution which is a credit to itself and  to the town.  . Prize Inst:���������Best dresse,d lady,  Mrs Ifraser ; most comic*-l lady,'  Mrs R. Robertson ; piize waltz  (lady), Mrs T. Whyle ; pize waltz  (gentleman), Mr W. Hudson ; best  dressed genilenum, Mr J. Gillespie;  b-ist Topsy, Miss Murdock-; best  Hobo, Mr C, Webber ; best sustained character (Uncle Sam), Mr Har  I LOCALS.  FOB, WANTS,' consult our Advertising- ' Squares on inside page for  anything required.  ^  i       i  Mr A. McKnight "who has been  in poor health for' some,tinie left  laH/week for. California,,where he  will take a,, much needed rest at  PaloAlto- , ;,  There was fun and fire water at  the1 rancherie   last'   week,   when       ,   ' '  Hamilton the brave licked Stinking \  Charlie and another biave .of, the ,        /  same calibre. ^Result, $10,^o and       ; .  rcosts a piece.'   . ,> -.     -      ���������   -'  The first car load of dirt froni the  actual driving of No.' 8 slope, was      <* ' r;  dumped   last   Wednesday'.      Ere  another* Xmals Eve, black diamonds ' ,,  will be dumped froiri there. *   , '  ��������� The   Sacred    Cantata ���������   ''Queen 4    '* A<  '  Esther'"., will be presented on the  evening after. New Year's 'Day-'and ���������'     ���������/ /'  the /Monday following.     All that- , -->   ;  ^careful training can accomplish has Ai������  heen .done^by Pr.'of. Newtorv'and  loversr.of good singing and music r   ]y:  will not  be disappointed^.by/the --���������/  coming event'.     .    ��������� ''���������,.'*--"��������� V    * A ';  /J^bollsi .polls'!!   lots of\them��������� , A\\  , little .ones, big ones, dressed and- ,' ,^ A:-  ,undressed,.atrMoore & Co's.-t. ������.'.--  ;,   Miss Nash met with a painful ac-     -^     i  cident  onATuesilay of   last week, 7-.-,/ '<  having slipped on the-frozen earth '   (A. -"  ahd;broken her arm. * >lHer" many y.1   ;^- -  friends,^including   the   N.ews will \     ,/,  sympathize with������ Miss Nash'more j.     - A  so on; accou nt .of t the accident, hap-*"' 'A   '  .pening at.a seasomof rejoicing, and ''  ���������ihope^for her speedy recovery. , , ,/J,"     \\   '!  -;   The faneral-of the/iati'-M-r^jGliBa���������   ,   *';-?  .son, of ^Cumberland,,' took'/place *'/:-:  ..yesterday.atr.the'Nanaimo'cendetery,r ���������s-  A  Rev. ,D. rDunl6p; ,B.A;, officiating.';' '^'-A������  .The pall-bearer*** were': 'MessrsxlElil, A A'.  r-Ro'vvlahd, Harry .'Farmer,* Louis Coe-A- , ������ \\'  , Geo: Waggett, Wm.'Biggs, and Jas/, y'['''A<A:&  Fox:     Tlaef'e was- a very-large;:at?-  ...A, v'AA  iii  ���������4 j'  AA!  *��������� 4i���������\  4\  '*-..  ley Walker ;     best clown,  Mr W.  Whlle'  Albert Pickard, who was  caging  at No. 5 shaft, had a narrow escape  from death last week.     While the  "cage was up, he  took the opportunity  to  clean   out   some   rubbish  which had' c ..llected- at the toot of  the slides, bn.t staying too long,- the  cage descended  and   pinned  him  ��������� down between .the bottom timbers,  his head  projecting from  beneath  the.cage.'    Apart from his wonderful-escape from being crashed, he^  would quickly have been strangled  but that Mr Walker,  the pit-tons,,  and others, happening to be just at  hand.     The'engineer was quickly  signalled, and the man got out from  his perilous position, and taken to  the hospital.    Outside of being sore  from bruises and squeezing, he  is  feeling well, and will soon   be out  again.-  Miss Dorothy Staples is spending  Xmas holidays iQ Cumberland with  her parents.  .Underwear^Shirt.WaistSj'HbeeV&c.;-  just fnV&t;Moore~j& Go's.,   > ~ )  'A " A - Northern ,' Correspondentv"   "  ,writing about a visit of Mr Mounce,  -M.P.P ,, through, the upper part of A  the,district, says.that that gentle^  'man! created a f avorableirhpreesibn   J  ;on'i������ll with/whom he'camein con* ,  tact!:,   A   substantial' reminder^ of  his-pre-election promises^ exists m  various parts of the Island's section  in;the/way of roads' and. wharven,  and he evidently studied**, the con- ^  dftions and wants of that part of  his constituency, quietly. as> is his  >  wont, but thoroughly.    Altogether/  our correspondent tells of the coin-  " plete satisfaction in the North with  our representative, who  works by  deeds more than by words    A corh-  plimehtary tribute is also paid Mr  M,.- Manson,. who accompanied Mr >  Mounce, .for the untiring zeal he  -  displayed   in   bringing prominent  facts of interest to  Mrr .Vlounce's  notice.    Altogether, the visit was a  happv one for the residents, and of  good to  himself, in cementing the  good will of his northern constitu-   *  ents.   o ���������������������������     '  Sunday School Xmas.  Al-ho' the weather was so stormy  on Xmas night it did not prevent a  number of parents and visi'ors attending   the Xmas entertainments  given  at the   St. George's Presbyterian     and    Methodist   Sunday  Schools.    No efforts had been spared by the pastors and ladies of the  churches to make their entertainments a success:.    The Xmas trees  were beautifully decorated and were  loaded /with good things for the little ones.    There was an interesting  musical   programme    during    the  evening and recitations by the children   of   the   Presbyterian   Church  which was followed  by the distribution of gifts, while the little opes  of Grace Methodist Sunday School  treated their friends to a rendition  of the Libretto. "The Story of the  Star," after which, the Xmas tree  which   was   the   centre ofr attraction  was divested   of  its  burden.  Mrs Gillespie who had chargeof the  Libretto was complimented for the  success'of her work done in connection with the evening's entertainment. f  ,  I'M  V-      i  SPELLING  When   tbe  school   board   of  district  ���������No. 5,  which included  tlie  hamlet of  Bebee's Corners, announced that they  ������had' engaged  a < schoolma'am   for the  winter term instead of a schoolmaster,  , -there was much wonderhig among the  '   farmhouses as to how she would manage thiugs.    For three successive winters the schoolmaster had been, thrashed by a gang of had boy's, led by hulk-  Sng Joa Whitman, and folks*predicted  that the new teacher would be picked  up.   carried ,out  and   dropped   into   a  snowdrift the first day.  ,   Seth Thomas, a young farmer, drove  over to  the'railroad   station  to   meet  Miss Baker when her school was ready  to'open, and his surprise was reflected  on all .sides.    She was a slip of a girl,  -Jess than  twenty years old  and  shy,  and this was her first school.   She' had  taken 1t because her- mother was an  invalid and her father had  failed in  ���������business, but that came out afterward.  , That a good looking, refined young/wo-  .man(like   Miss   Baker should   take  a  country school" at .$25 a months instead  of,getting married was a mystery no������  one could .solve.^     .     ���������    - ..  Seth Thomas' wastwenty-three years,  ���������old, and he also/was shy.* During the  three mile drive the pair did  not' exchange n  hundred' words.     Setb  was  '-awed  and   scared  by. tlie  girl's  good  1 looks, and she was frightened at coming among strangers.    She was driven  4o   the   Carsons',   where  she .was' to  -board, and ,she saw no more,of Seth  for  a. fortnight. rt  Her   only   remem-  'brance of him was that ho had a plain,  good .natured_ face , and* a', pleasant  voice.     . ,'..'"'  , During-this-fortnight Bob' Graham  (walked home with' her from school on  ���������several occasions-. ;Tim Taylor made  '"���������two calls at tlie'Carsons', Tom Lane  -drove her to school one stormy morning, and Charley Saunders, acknowledged, the \riost-stylish' young farmer,  ���������for five miles around, escorted- her" to  ���������evening church, services and home-  ���������agaiii. & Her 'school .had 'started off  bravely, and she bad bo idea that it  was all owing",to the bashful Seth. He  had been afraid to calIcon ber. but he  wasn't afraid 'to meet Joe Whitman,  and his crott'd the day before, school  opened and to say. to them: . v A .-  , "Look herev now." , You ' boys have  tgot to behave -yourselves/this winter.  snowdrift!  ".The' sclioolma'nm would have taken  Seth. by the hand and thanked him. but  when he had concluded tlie performance he drove away without a look toward the school house. Then the girl's  intuition told -her that the awkward  Setb was an admirer who felt himself  snubbed, and for the next four weeks  she hoped he might'call on ber or that  they might meet elsewhere and have  r nn explanation. He avoided her, however, though, .if*, he had but known it,  she gave more thought to him than to  all the others.  There was_alwnvs a midwinter snell-  LAg  school  at the  Corners.   Teachep-  and pupils of other schools were inviv  ed, and the victor of the contest /was  regarded   as   the   smartest   thing  oil I  earth.   At the spelling school the ycai!  ��������� before   the   championship    had    been'  wrested from No. t"-,by No.'G, and the'  schoolmaster of the latter district had  his salary raised $3 per month.   This'  fact "invested the coming contest with  mbre than usual excitement. j  A day or two before the contest Miss,  Baker learned-that-Scth lived just over  the line in district,No. G. He would  therefore be an opponent, and, no mat-j  tor how deficient he was in' other  branches, he was accounted a> prodigy  in orthography., ' "' j  "He feels that 1 have snubbed him,  and.he is now going to have revenge on  HOW RELIEF. CAME.  I wish he only knew how sorry I  An Interesting Story From" An Icelandic  - Settlement.  From  the  Logberg,   Winnipeg,   Man.  The,readers of JLogberg have long  been familiar with /the virtues of T)r.  Williams' rink Pills through the'well  authenticated cures pujjished in these  columns eaph ' week. Many of our  readers are also able to vouch for  'Cures which have come under their  own ..observation. This week '"JLogberg", has received a letter from one  O I I \  of     its   readers,  Mr.  BT.  Walterson,  a  prosperous  farmery living  at  Bru,   in  which he gives his own experience 'in  the    hope    that it may benefit some  oilier   sufferer.  ,jMr.   Wafterson   says :  "Sonic years-ago .J  was  suffering so  greatly     from     rheumatism     in     my  limbs that  1  was for a long time unable     to     do any    work."     I tried in  many ways to obtain a- cure, both by  patent    medicines    and medicine- prescribed   by  doctors,   but   without, 'obtaining  any  benefit.    1   saw  Dr.   Williams'     1'ink   Pills advertised in the'  Logberg    as . being    a   cure for this  trouble  and  determined   to   give   it  a  trial.    3     bought  a  dozen   boxes   and  before half of them wore used T felt a  great change for the bettor     This improvement    continued    from     day   Lo  J day,     ancl  before 1 had  used  all  the  ' pills  T   was   completely   cured.    Since"  ��������� that time L have never  -had an attack  of, this trouble.   ' After this 1 used the  I pills     in  several   other*  cases  and   no  I other medicine has been so tiencficial  to me.   'I feel it my, duty to publicly  give testimony to the merits of, this  wonder.ful medicine so others   siniilar-  . ly afflicted .may be led to try it."  I    If you  are  weak  or  ailing;   if your  (nerves . are tired and jaded,   or your  LEARNING  A  LANGUAGE.  me.  'am." , *  Tlie schoo'lhouse' was jammed with  teachers, ��������� pupils .and parents, and all  recognized .the fact that it was No. 5  'versus No..G. The teacher of No. G was  a young man, but he was there to win  if he could, and so,were his'best spellers. Queerly enough, it ^ came about'blood-is. out or-condition, you will be  that'Miss. 0Baker 'and Seth Thomas ' wise to use Dr. Williams'3'ink Tills.  headed the opposition lists, and'ttaeyVvhich- ai'������ ' an .unfailing cure for all  wer,e opposite - each other as Squire, Wood aml "crvo troubles. But be sure  Jameson took the spelling book and 3'������" sec JtlioffcnUine witli the full  gave out tbe. first word. Things went' ���������"���������>? ' ^ \Vilbams P.nk Pills mr  easy at first, but when he came to the I Pale People on the wrapper around  ^a.r ������l uioL, vuk. , overv box.    Sold by all medicine deal-  four syllable words the ranks began to  thin:   Fifteen minutes later there were  only five on'a side.   Ten minutes n3ore>:^iroc.t to  and only six in all were standing;" four [ ������0.,   Bro  of whom were No. G's.   Then the word  ers  box  "separate" knocked down two of the  latter, and the contest' went on for a  few minutes with two on a*side. Then  came the word "impecuniosity," and  Miss Baker and Setb Thomas were  alone on the-floor. There were yelling  and cheering, followed by silence,'as  the squire looked for the hardest  .words. '������������������ 'A  * t"l shall he beaten," sighed the school-  ma'am, "and the'whole district will be  .humiliated. If it were anybody but  Seth/;who thinks 1 m'eant-to snub him,  1* wouldn't, care so much. . I wish���������I  wish"-  . . ...,'' .    .���������  ' '"JVe-will now, resume," - interrupted  the squire, and < with solemn deliberation ho gave out a scof^e of big words  in succession.' In time he must reach  the word "epidemiological." Miss Baker knew it .was there, 'and she knew  she always blundered over it. and if it  came to her the championship, was  gone. It came to. Seth; however, and  for the first time he raised his eyes  from the floor and looked into hers.  She did not read revenge .there, but  self sacrifice. An instant later, with  the audience, holding its breath;'"he began on the word and at the'fifth.division of-It put in an "a" for the "b" with  such emphasis as to ,give her the cue,  and as he sat down she spelled the  woi;d��������� right, at which the champions of  No. 5 almost lifted the roof,with their  yells. An hour, later "as he walked up  ' the road'to the Carsons beside her she  asked:  "But why did you do it? I am sure  you misspelled the word on purpose."  "I���������I guess it was for love," replied  Seth as he turned his.bead away and  stubbed his toes into the snow.  or sent  post paid  at 50 cents,a  or six boxes'for S2.50 by writing  the  Dr.   Williams'   Medicine  ockville,   Ont.  Sometimes   in 'our    more     tolerant  and forgiving ,moods,  we don't blame  i people for what they do;'at th'e same  | time   we  cannot    help   but   feel    that  they ought to have had more sense.  ,<"*  There have been 2,81.9 people killed  and   39,800   injured   by   the   railways  of ihe  United. States during .the past'  i year. *( '       ���������'      , '  To Sleep Well  get your stomach and liver  acting right. The easiest,:  quickest and safest way to  doit is to,use'  Beecham's  Pills  fWd Everywhere.   In boxes,' 25 cents.  CANADLAN NORTHERN  HAD    .IC'SI'   RTAKTKO    FOK   TT*fT*  \v\ rn niiii in his aiuiis  DOOR  If you give that Hxlie schoolma'am one  iiit.of trouble, I'll thrash every ono  of you till you can't era v.* I  home!"  There whs ".a different*** of opinion un-  ���������til Seth had' picked -each up separately,  shaken m.Os^ol' the deviltry out of him  a::d then driven linn bead first into a  t-tiowdrift. That settled the question  of mutiny. ' Later on. when he bad  worked .up.the "courage (o cn'll on the  ���������new Teacher, she was, Iviug-down with  . :i. Iieauache and -asked  to be excused.  wheti he called  to be .out. Seth  fie got, th^,idea  to''see him. and,  :uowledge to him-  yi wo weeks later,  sixain, she happened  <!i<] iis-i try ��������� ������������������������.���������*���������)hi.���������'  that she dfdii'l rare  though willing to ac  ���������j-elf that 'he was homely.- angular and  j; w I; ward'! *it hurt ���������'���������him'thnt shes,hould;  think so. "She-must think so. of course.  . iis she was a.hi;ays ."at iion-e" to other  young meru and they lost no opportunity ofboasting; of how flatteringly they  were received. ,      ...  Si3* we.cks after"school, opened  Seth  was driving, past the schoolhot-ise one  ���������day when'the sounds of a disturbance  "���������reached 'his1'ears.     Joe  Whitman   had  forgotten* tils; shaking up.'and decided  .,  "io break-- loose.   That  meant.,carrying  Miss  Raker, on I doors, and ducking her  ���������5n a snowdrift. ,but'there ,wus a  loose  wheel in'tbe .programme,    tie had just  '/^-started   for  the  door  with   her  in   his  "'    arms  when   Seth   Thomas walked   in.  Vieato,   it   was ".Toe   who   found   the  Neither   Fear   Nor   Favor.  A tactful refusal is sometimes bard  to compass; yet a "no" may contain a  .spicier savor than many an assent.  ��������� There is a story of Archbishop Whate-  ly, who was walking in a -London  city park one day 'with' a curate and  Charles Lever, the novelist-  The archbishop was greatly interested in mushrooms, and he picked on*  and ate a piece; of it. at the same time  handing a 'bit to  t'he curate.  "What do you think of that, Mr.  A.?"  be asked.  The curate, did not especially like it,  and moreover he was not sure whether  it could he Safely eatenl Nevertheless,  this was his superior, in-office, a man  who- must not be offended.  "I think, my fiord.", said he, .obsequiously, "if,it had a-.Uttle pepper and  salt* it would.:.be..delicious." -..  A'Hcre,- Lever!'.' said, the archbishop,  "you taste!it and see what you think  of it." ' *' ' ;' ' ,:" ;'A '��������� '  ' "Many thanks, your grace," said  Lever, calmly, "but 1 am.riot a clergyman. ' It is true thatT 'have a brother  in holy orders, but he is not. in your  grace's diocese." ': ���������  The archbishop laughed., better  pleased with tliis cleverness,of evasion  than by a dull acquiescence, and ate  the mushroom himself.  Winter Tourist  Excursions. . .  Through Tickets.      Lowest Rates  Best Time to all Points.  OCEAN STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  For   full   intormution   consult   any   Canadian   NorL'nern   Kv     \epnt-  G120.   H.   SHAW,  '���������'������������������attic   Manng-er.  A  ClCCk :-W  Tliij  hich  ���������tvcy.d ci������>fi������.  'A; clcck:which strikes 13 is used in  the ��������� Bridgewaier trustees' extensive  collieries, Lancashire. -England. The  employeesr complained that they were  late returning from lunch because they  did not hear the old clock strike 1.  4N1DIAN rACIHC  "THE" ROUTE TO  Australasia  Orient  And the  CANADA'S SCENIC ROUTE  Travel by the C. P. R. and b������  Bured of SOLID OOMFORT.  a������-  Firsfc-class C. P. R. SJeepers  on ali through trains.  Through Tourist Sleepers-   the dc������i  Tourist it&tea quoted to all points  , East, West, South,  The Old Country,  -The Orient,  The Antipodes.  Those desiring information in r������-  ga.rd to any parti of the world reached by the C. P. E,. or its connections-  are requested to apply to any C. P.  R.  representative or to     *  c. e. Mcpherson  Gen. Pes.  Agt., Winnipeg.  It Is Conipsiratively Easy (o Acijoirc  a AVorlvinjf-"Vocabulary.  "It doesn't require any gi'eat length  of time to learn'a language if one has  patience," said a man who has mastered several languages, ".'and when I  hear a man'regret that he is not able  to speak French'or German or Spanish  ori souie other language unknown to  him I cannot conceal my amusement.  ,ln nine cases out of ten I might saj-  'that the men who express a regret of  this sort handle Iinglish very poorly  if that happens to be their language.  , "Tbe chances are that their vocabularies- are extremely', limited, and it,  would probably surprise theiu to know,  that despite the advantages 'of birth'  aud education they could not command  more than GOO or 700 words in English  if their lives depended upon it. (l'ct  ihcy aro able to carry on intelligent conversation,-and many, of them may become forcible and, even axiomatic in,  their savings, and they plunge into dis-'  cussions of literature, art, music, and  other subjects of such line elegance  and do it rather successfully too., *  "Now, how long ought it to take for  a man to learn 000 or 700 or even 1.000  words in any language? Certainly it  ought not to take any great length of  time, and from my own experience I  know that it does' not. Of course I am  not speaking now of mastering'so that'  one can get the full benefit of all the  refinements'of speech in a-particular  tongue. - '  havo  in  mind  the   idea   of  iutelligibly" in  a  "But r���������I  speaking iutelligibly" in a given language ' and being able to understand  perfectly what is suid,in return.'I'have  a system'which I have worked but, and  it has been, of'vast benefit to me and  has'enabled me to learn a( number,of  languages. 'It occurred to me while < I  was in Mexico a- few years ago on im-.  portant business.   -        A       , c  "1 could,not speak"a word of Spanish'  and could not understand the language'.  I concluded that I would learn the lan-^  guage.-   My   plan' was  simply  this:   I  v made up my mind that I" would not retire at the close of-any day as long as  ,1 was- there without learning* at least  three words  in Spanish,   how  to pro;  nduuee  them  and, what  they   meant.  That would give me ninety words" per  month,  or something over 1,000 in' a  .year's    tinned"      .  .   Nurses' Experience.  I ' l������ '  Medical "men say that a good nurse-  in a difficult case is better than, medicine, but when we can get a good .  nurse and good medicine,, the patient  stands a much better chance of re-  covery. The few words of advice  given below by nurse-Eliza King, are .,  well    wo'rthv    the    attention    of    all  .j    i *��������� .  readers : '   <  ,"1 have constantly used S������. Jacobs   '  Oil in the, various- situations   I  have  occupied as nurse,and have invariably  found it excellent' in all' cases requiring     outward   -.application,     such  as'  sprains, bruises, rheumatic affections, '  neuralgia, etc.    Tn cases of    pleurisy '  it, is an excellent remedy���������well rubbed  1  can strongly -, recommend,   I,t after  several years'  use' and experience.   ,It  should be iin every household.'  &  i  '*M  <  ''I  (  St.  'Andrew's Hos  Sister Carolina,  pil-al, writes : A'1 have" found St  Jacobs Oil a most efficacious remedy  in"-gout; also in sprains 'and' bruises.<  indeed, we cannot say- too much ,ih  its praise, and our doctor is ordering  if'constantly.','   y     ', *  ' A   ]iiece   of  property  at, tlie  southwest corner  of-Twelfth     and  Market  streets  in  Philadelphia  was   sold  recently  for  $500,000. 'The  lot  had   a^  frontage, of ,<15   feet 9  inches on Market street, with a depth of 112.  makes  the rate  per' foot about  000.  .'This  $11,"  Look Out,For Your Pnte.  .  A contemporary says "pate" is slang  for head. It is, eh?' Wherefore?  Sure-'  ly the word -is used in a trivial or derogatory sense, as noddle, noggin, cra-r,  niuinV brainpan; etc.. but its origiu is  eminently ��������� respectable.     Shakespeare*  says  ''the learned  pate  ducks  to' the  golden fool."   Pope's epigram ���������:is good: ,  You beat/your  pate  and  fancy   wit  will  come;        .  Knock  as you   please,   there's nobody at  home. *  We have "bald pate" and "shave  pate." Why, the word is used once in  the Bible,,and by David, in Psalm vii.  1G, "His mischief shall return upon his  own head, aud-liis violent dealing shall  come down upon his own pate." Accurately, pate does not mean the head,  but the crown of the head.  A'Forbidden   Topic.  "There is oue topic peremptorily forbidden-to all well bred, to.all ratioual,  .mortals." says Emerson, "namely,  their distempers. If you have not slept  or if* you have slept or if you have  headache or sciatica %r leprosy or thunderstroke. I beseech you by all angels  to hold your peace ancl not pollute the  morning, to which all the housemates  bring serene and pleasant thoughts, by  corruption and groans. Come out of  the azure.  Love tlie day."   c'    ������������������  The quotation suggests that, hard as  If attacked v^th "Cholera or summeir  complaint, of tvny kind send at once fol-  a bottle of'Dr. J. D. Kellop^'s Dysentery Cordial,'and use it acconTmg to directions. It, nets with wonderful .rapidity in subduing that dreadful ��������� disease  that weakens the strongest1 man and that  destroys the young ancl delicate. Those  who have'used this 'cholera medicine say  it acts promptly, and never fails to 'ef-  fectj a   thorouprh'cure. V' '  ,3n   the  ���������men can  by  the'  cars.  early morning' Leeds ��������� work-  travel^ five, miles for a penny  municipal   electric   ,trai  Minard's, liniment is* the best.  -An, evening   call    is   productive  pleasure- either     when .you  come '  when you go. ���������  ���������' That woman doesn't live -who"can  lose at a social'.card game without  getting raa'd:-' , ' ,  When ar short*, young man gets  sweet on aAall. girl he.immediately  buys "a high  silk hat.   ���������'  Minard's Liniment is best Hair Restorer.  At the present ratio  of-  t  '70,  '' is  progress  -years   will   elapse .before   Pompeii  entirely   ���������"uncovered:   ' It'isVthought  that as much' treasure ���������remains as -has  been exhumed. -        ..."  The time comes ��������� terribly, soon - to  people when they^ quit staying out  hite nights, and Join those jvho lie  wide awake in worrying, over tliose  who  are out. . "  Platonic friendship  is  bettor  t than  love   without   hbnorable   mention.  But few men '���������"are able to see a' sea  serpent unless they are half-seas over.  ." Conversation is a dead  says a ohilosophor. Talked to  perhaps.  art,"  cioath  ���������Things   that   make  make a man swear.  a   woman  cry  Beware   of  the  man  sott, persuasive voice.  who  owns  it is to be an invalid, it may  most as painful to be an  friend.  prove alia valid's  interval  me  the  I.ovt-   ami   Rji.siise\M.  "Dear." she said during an  of   comparative   sanity,   "promise  one thing:"  ���������'Anything,"   he answered,  with  recklessness of love.  "After we Have been married a reasonable time if we decide a divorce is  desirable pr&mise that my brothers,  who are struggling young lawyers,  shall    represent    us."  Ojfeii   Road   to   Fame  and   Fortnnc.  ���������'My boy." said the old gentleman in  a.kindly tone, "there's only one thing  that stands between you and success."  "And what is thatV" asked the,youth.  "Ifyou worked as hard at working,"  explained the old gentleman,  "as you-  do at trying to find some way to avoid  'working,   you -���������.would'   easily   acquire  both -fame   and    fortune."   .  :=���������    Tlie  One   Qualification.  "What position will our friend take  on this momentous question?", asked  the gradiloquent man.  "Position V" echoed Senator Sorghum absentmindedly. "Oh, he'll take  pretty nearly any position that's open,  provide'd there's salary attached to  it." '   Norway  Fishermen.  Norwegians do not favor whale hunting hecause they  believe that  whales  drive the Osh shoreward.  -.���������t.  ������CTS GENTLY  ���������   vON  rs'N  AND  'Et^-  1' .r?STHE,SYSff:iC|  "  ErFECTUALLY;  !���������<;���������  cv-H^#6  OVERCOMES  PERMANENTLY  B U Y TH Z G EN UIN E ��������� MAN'F'D BY  (AOFsRNIApG1  v3  kv   4<      ^    cal.   cq .   v n.v. T  fOB SAJE BY Alt QRU6GISTS. PRICE 50c.PER BOTTLE.  A  \  ay  *  Kti  _  ���������   A  of.  or'  $> V ill  -���������ii  >  A.M /  (>  -*���������  j-Jt-Af<k>A*A^-*tft,AAAB-i>-A>'"*'^A^*\i  '    By HELEN WOOD  ��������� i  Copyriglit, l'JOl, l������i Helen Wood  (      i  "*i   f  >Hi  Edith Dean entered'her Aunt Marey's  , room with-a great bunch of violets on  hor jacket. ' They filled the room -with  their perfume and seemed the spirit of  their wearer, a slender girl witli deep  blue eyes and a pretty! pensive way of  i carrying her'bead. Mrs. Murray greeted tier niece affectionately. They were  strikingly aiiker-the same eyes, lips  and wavy- hair and ,the same. quick,  nervous way of speaking. ��������� ,  "How beautiful your violets.are!"  '"Oh. yes," replied the girlt carelessly.  "Jimmy always sends me lovely flowers, but I'm getting so, tired'of violets.  I don't see why he didn't get American  Beauties instead today."  She tossed her coat carelessly on the'  couch, "crumpling and crushing the violets. Ilcr aunt looked up ���������-u'ekly and  then drew the girl,to the slool at,her  side.   " ' '  "Edith, your words remind me of a  story.   May I tell it?;*  The girl nodded her head delightedly.  , -"It was in the spring of 'lSUl. 1 was  a gay, spoiled girl, like you, and Lang-  don Murray, to'whom I had been eu-  ' gaged .for several ' months, was my  helpless slave.' While our social pleasures differed slightly from those of the  /present day we. too, loved" pretty  gowns1 and flowers, so when- Langdon  promised  to  send   me,   for a 'certain  ' dance, the prettiest' flowers  he could  ��������� find - 1 naturally ��������� expected something  quite handsome in the way of a bouquet., Instead of the roses 1 had hoped  > for thore came only a bunch of violets.'  not violets.de Parma, like yours, but  the simplest of' fragrant blossoms. I  was in a fine temper, tossed them aside  - and went to the dance unadorned with  any floAvers. If Langdon "felt hurt, he  ^showed no'sign, and his very self restraint annoyed me the more. I was  disgracefully pettish' all evening and  u the way home had little to say to  ny,long suffering escort.  "The next evening he called as usual,  and In the meantime mother"had res-.  cued ,ttie discarded" violets and placed  them in a vase. - He ^crossed cto the  pinno'"nnd touched the,half faded'flow-,  ers ������, whimsically. ' Then 'he turned- to  me with unusual >gravity and tender-,  ness.   "' A  "\ " - "  . "'So^you didn't like my,violets, Mar"  cy,\'dear?'     -  , v  ."Childishly I shook my head.  A'T-thought, clearest,  theyrwere the  reflection of your eyes.    That's why 1  MliS.    MU1H<A.Y   SHOWED,   KDITH   A    SIIAIjJCi  1IOUQUKT Ol'' FADED 1*1.0WliltS.  chose   them.     Perhaps,   as you ,don't  care for iheiu. I may take a fewV  " 'Take them, of course.' I said nonchalantly.  "'No; I want you to givethem to  mc.'  "���������\Yonderingly    1    selected   ia.   small,  bunch and handed them to him.   Then  I laughed nervously.  ���������'.    :   y  ." 'Dear me. Langdon, you look as serious as if you were going to a funeral.'  "'To something worse than "that.  Marcy, dear; to���������-Avar. And these will  remind me of the sweetest girl in the  world., my slender, blue eyed violet,  ���������'���������who is going to be brave till. I come  back.' '( ..  "A chill crept over me. I saw; my  .pettish folly, my one sided quarrel, iii  their true light. .What a penitent girl  I was. and how complete ��������� was our  reconciliation, how tender our parting!  Then, when he had kissed rue goodby  ..for the last time. I took what was left  of the violets and pressed them in this  book."  Mrs. Murray opened an old fashioned  collection of verses and showed Edith a  small bouquet of withered flowers tied  with white ribbon. ,   ,  "You of today cannot realize the.horrors of the civil war. Mother aud I  sewed incessantly for the soldiers. It'  was all we could do. This- labor of  love, with frequent letters from Langdon, who was with the western army,  kept me alive/, Separation had taught  mo how doop'was my love for him.   '  "After the battle of Stony Ridue  came word that Langdon had been terribly wounded and left on the field nn-  * til aid could be sent to him. but when  the liospital corps arrived he 'was not  to be found, and Ihe messmate who  wir-fe Ihe l'-'foiyhad been able to loan-  nothing of his fate," nor could the inquiries instituted by my'father solve  the mystery. I railed at fate. I prayed'  to die:'   If, only I could visit his gruye,  -know where lie was sleeping with my  .violets over- his heart, as he had said  they should always lie.  "Tho weeks dragged into months, and  then suddenly came news from Nashr  ville that he lay there in the government hospital; with oth^r Federal'prisoners be had been recently'exchanged,  and if I wished to see him alive 1 must  come at once. Of the horrors of that  trip and .the Cays among the suffering  and dying you can never know, but I  nursed Langdon back to'life, and when  we reached our northern home iL was a  more sensible, thoughtful woman tjiat  , he led to the altar, and, my dear, in the  first few years of our married life  whenever ' tho old thoughtless words  'rose to my lips I recalled 'the violets  which-, he ' bad worn over his heart  through tlie;,battles and .the marches,'  cnnd. whenever' I became selhsh aud  thought my , husband was not doing  everything lie could to make me happy  I  would steal away to my  room and  . look into the pages where the^e'withered flowers lay. 'Violets may he modest, but'they can recall memories which  no' haughty   American  'Beauties   can  . boast."        > >��������� ' , "        '        '  Edith was very thoughtful as she  kissed her aunt and went to her room.  There on her,tea /table the maid had  placed- a   vase 'tilled^  with   American  -Beauties. She flushed as she looked  at them.' .What had'she said to Jimmy  ab'outabating violets?  That evening whon Jim Barber called on rhis fiancee Edith 'was" wearing  the violets. He elevated bis eyebrows  slightly/ then 'bent down' to^ kiss the  tender, upturned face. Edith was look-,  ing unusually pensive. * /. '  AI thought you hated-violets., Didn't  you get the, roses this afternoon?"    ' ,.  , * Edith smiled. .  " ,     A        /    . -   ' u  *T won't' lib. Jimmy'.? -I1 do like'rosea  best,-but when you send the violets���������  whv���������whv, that makes them different,  . you know."      > , < (  .Jim., rather .surprised at the sudden  tenderness and gentleness of his whimsical sweetheart.' held her close tb his  heart: At last she raised her head and,  pulling some violets frsra her corsage,  fastened them,on his coat. Again he  stooped to kiss her hands as she whispered: -  "You -don't    think,    Jimmy,    that  there's going to be a war���������very soou?"  ��������� Jimmy, who belonged to the national  guard, glanced at her curiously.  "No, dear."        4       l    n - - e  She sighed happily and murmured,  "I'm very, very glad."  Fourth Century Shorthand.  That shorthand was used in the ancient world is well known, but our information is still scanty, and any addition is welcome. It may therefore  bo worth knowing that there is in the  Armenian "Acts of St. Callistratus".  a reference to the employment of stenography. A translation of this is included in Mr. V. C. Conybeare's "Armenian Apology and Acts-of-Apollo-  nius and Other Monuments of Early  Christianity." ' The' account of Callistratus was probably written in .the  first half of the fourth century. Tt includes several long addresses of Callistratus,to hiscfelIow soldiers in explanation of' the mysteries of the new  faith for which he and forty-nine of  his comrades became martyrs.' Per-.-  haps with a view to giving them .authority as verbatim reports, the. compiler says: ,       ;  "But there was a certain scribe .of  the law court who was near to the  prison,'and he listened to lh<* discourse  of Callistratus, and he wrote it down  in shorthand on paper and gave' it to  us. ancl we set in order with all accuracy the record and outline of his  thought."  Thackeray's Facial  Appearance.  In 1849 or 1S;jO Charlotte Bronte  wrote of.Thackeray: "To me the broad  brow seems '.to express intellect. Certain lines about the nose und cheek betray the satirist and the cynic; the  mouth indicates a. childlike simplicity,  perhaps even a degree of irresoluteness  in consistency���������weakness, in short, but  a weakness not unatuiable." And Mr.  Motley,, writing to his wife in 1S58,  said: 'T believe you have never seen  Thackeray. He has the appearance of  a colossal infant���������smooth, white, shining, ringlety hair, flaxen, alas, with advancing years; a roundish face with a  little dab of a nose, upon which it is a  perpetual wonder how he keeps his  spectacles."     ;  This broken nose was always a source  of amusement to Thackeray himself.  He caricatured it in his drawing, he  frequently alluded to it iu his speech  and in his letters, and he was fond of  repeating Douglas Jerrold's remark to  him when he was to'stand as godfather  to a friend's sou. "Lord. Thackeray, I  hope you won't present the child with  your owu mug!"  was the-vurroiu ax  A   Tender  Hearted   Dor.  A sick dog took up his abode ia the  field behind our house, and after seeing the poor'thing lying there for some  time I took it food and milk and water  The next day it was still thero. and  when 1 was going out to feed it I saw  that a small pug'was running about it.  so I took'a whip out with me to drive  it away." 'The pug planted itself between me and the sick dog and barked  at mc savagely, but at last I drove it  nway and again gave food and milk  und water to my protege. /  ' r .The little pug watched me tor a few  momenis. and as soon as he telt quite  assured that my'intentions toward the  s'ck dog were friendly it ran to me  waTgintj* its. tail, leaped up to my,  shoulder and licked my face and hands,  nor* would it touch the water till the  invalid bad had all it wanted. I suppose that it was* satisfied that its cotn-  p:-nio.'i was in good hands, for it trot  ted happily away and did not appear  upon the scene ' again.���������Cor. Londou  Snee^nro-" * '   i  Jli<- "Wiil-ei-loo BrpwIiM."  The first Duke of "Wo1 i Ing ton > once  ��������� eceived a letter from 0. .J Loudon,  a horticulturist,'nskjng permiSMo 1 io  ���������-co tho JVatoiioo bee'lyis at Stialh-  ���������jeldaye. ifi.staking the1 sit-naturc for  "0. .1. London" c i.d ������������������beeches, fo *  b'cerhesA the Duke wro'te gravely to  ihe gioat nstoni*-"u-ient of thai {rood  man, that his Waterloo lueechcs had  ''disappeared J������ng_ago ''   An I������>f������'IIitrr7it'S'iiir3t. " ,  * r 4  A huge shark seized the anchor lope  ot a boat''in which, children wm e fi-h-  ing  off     Paicn^o,'on 1 tbe . \<\\r\' i '  v.-i] "pulled tho craft ah out. ev-dern'v  ''while - i'n'i'rVr  The  ehi'rii > n"  ���������^rving  -(to  upset  it.  -������������������ark'  swam , a> oun'd.  ���������scaped  by 'cult in-**;'-the tope and iow-  ine  ashore���������London ITail1.-  1 > Tro������s ns ������  7r������rftu^-" it*. '  Ti e������:s a'*o to.bel olantcd and  a gen-  i*i\il   momni'Cn'v, greeted by   tbe iiiuni-  ipalitv in  the qum-antine h.a'bor   u_L  '������de^sa,  w hei e several Britibh teamen  i.t- buiied.       ' ;   Where  Ke  Mlssetlj It.  "Ah," he said as they were exploring'  among  the   rocks  back  of 'the   hotel.  ���������here   'is  -'Lovers'   ,lane.'      Let's   go  through."  "That deep place there,  where it is^  >o dark. withrthe steep, rocky sides?" "  "Yes.    Come onA  "I'm afraid you would kiss me if we  were down there alone together."  '-rXo. honest:" -  ������ ,  "'Veil, then we may as^weli remain  ���������in' bete."      1      ���������������������������������������������������������������~    f  Tlie >5-ail>erry  Tree.  From    a - twenty-year-old.   mulberry  . tree" 218 pounds of  leaves  have  been  nicked in "a year;   t  A Triiinm.  Here's reason and rhymo  To a ,*>-o\fcrb applied:  A stitch, sirs   m tinK-  Is worth two in the side.  LATE  PHILIP JAMES  BA!L������Y BELONGED TO A FORMER "AGE.  l-*!������.*.sinjr   of   tl\c . Fsimous   Kntflisli     Poet,  Author oll"i'o������tu������"-Pofiii, i'tibliVifeu  in   183Jf, ' Was   Regarded"  t>.\    l^jtJcjM,  Te:.iij!������oii, ' Tljiiclterjiy   a;i<t    OtiicJ'b':xs  , , Oi.e of   the Clvfctit Puems oi   AH ri.i:ti*.  Philip James Bailey, the noted  poet, auihoi of the classic poem  "Festus,"' which was published m  ISR'J and which was letja. ded by Lyt-  ton. Tennyson, TiiacKeuiy and others  as one oi the gt eat poe������ns of all  time, died at his home m Nottingham, aged 86 years, on the Oth iScp-  tcmbeivl'JO^.  Mr. Jiade'y belonged to0a pre-Vic-  toiian'^age, and there were few persons in i'-'ngland hut belie'-ed that he  had Jong since'passed ,away. " The  poet put all the genius'of'a lifetime  into his one work, polishing the lines,  changing the conceptions here 'and'  then-, and adding ��������� oluminoi������sl.y to  the text up to a comparatively   few  Old   Maid  Insurance.  Women insure against bbing old  maids in Denmark. If they marry before they are forty, what thoy have  paid in goes to the less fortunate, and  these last are pensioned for the remainder of their lives on a scale pro  portlonate on what they paid in.  The Pi-iuelnnl Meal.  The principal meal, of all people of  all ages has been uudoubtedly dinner,  and" the lover of old time customs wih  rind it both interesting aud entertain-  'iug to notice the various changes  which have taken place in the etiquette  of the dinner table '   Terrapin   FiHliinw.  The, fisherman catches'the terrapin  with a pair of tongs on the eastern  shore of Maryland.  '<  t        PHllIP J\MES HAIMY. ,       r  ycais ago. in 1899 a jubilee of tbe  publication was celebrated, and the  jubilee edition>T._eonsidprably expanded, presents the poem in its ultimate  form. '  "Festus" appeared in ISof). It was  published anonymously at firVb, ancl  its unknown author was hailed by  the best English critics as the fellow  of Milton and Goethe. Tennyson''said  of it: "I can s:areely trust "myself  to say how much I udiime it, for  fear of, falling into extra*1, agance.'**  The poem ran through ..numerous editions rapidly. in ' 1889 eleven' editions had a'peared-."in England, and*  in "IS77 thi 1 ty "editions had 'already  been ���������''published in the United'States.-  Bailey 'was born at' Nottingham m-  1816.'- His father'was an editor','who"  sent his'brilliant son to Glasgow for  an education, but he left the univeis-  ily without a degree to take up the  law ^ITe soon' abandoned his studies,  however, for poetry. For a long time  he lived in Jersey, but in 3 885 he removed to England, and in 1892 to  his birthplace to spend his old age.  Tie retained his clarity of mind in a  icmarkahlo degree, but was singularly letuing and diffident���������a trait  which accounted for the fact that he  was so little known personally to  the public.    His  wile died  in 18(J<">.  .M.   d.>   lUnv.-ity   in   the  "Taris  IWatin  'ells ,-11 .-i.nnising story  of how  a su;.-  s riber yo t!i-j " i- nryclof a-i<ba Bi'^tan-  n'va"   ns������.d   to   work.    VI���������*   was   a   pri>-  ���������lt...s.sionaI      wi iter 'oi   begging   Idlers,  a:������d*in *ih?m he reprtst'ii'ed  himself to  he now one >ori  of a person and then  alio''her.  '���������getving up'' from the j-af.'os  of     h:s     < 11 ���������yciopaedia th-.*  n ct,s:,.ii,>  historical   knowledge  to  give  his   letters   plausibility.     Thus,   he   explained,   that   having   written   a   letter    in  which  ho was  a pot ter who h.id been  choline ally  poison, d .and  unht.u-d    tor  ��������� wor.-:,   ' li? used  the ui yckip.Mi.-dia  for  ..leta.ils of Irs '.pottery  ti-a.de,  of which",  lie h niseif was.entirely, igiioriutt. .'1 he  one   word,   'kaolin.'   which   he  used in  ris   letter?,   and   ihe'explanation     oi  ���������he.   i-se   of   the   nni.terial   iuade   every  'in:  believe  in   .h'��������� '���������genuineness   of  his  a -,eal     and     hi ought'him   a  perfect  , a.'-.c't'of.ban  notes, and postal men-,  ey  orders."  Portraits of Otieen Vif.toria.  '.'Fortraits ������������������ of   Queen Victoria   have,  become   a  staple   article  among 3"h\it-  tsh sculptors.  ."Since her death  orders'  have  arri'.ed  from  alJpa.:**;s     of    ttie  world.    Williaanson   of   Esher    is    at  wor-:  on   no  less, than  three  colossal  firitisli Ti sides Union lsts'"ivl'"e.  The sio*\v'O'" a Spanish l'i ince'-s being allowed to bum to death in tho  presence of her attendants because  ior them to have touched her v ould  have been a breach of oticpiette js  g.n2raliy icgatded as ihe example.  {Air excellcn e. of old-time -c'iocy. but  a recent example of tiade -'lnori methods would appear to run it. closer.  A workman, engaged ��������� in guiding a  cable in'-o a conduit, got his .fingers  caught between tlie cable and conduit. The men at the other end continued'to pull, being unaware of the  mishap, but an apprentice seeing the  i-eriouK state of affairs, rushed up and  pulled back tlie. cable. A delegate of  th? union having wi'(ne*-sc'd th'j affair, ra'i orte-r.1 'he workman for hav-  in ' 'bro'.en ih rules of^Uie order.  'Ihe' hvuri-d man had to go before the  ���������i.'vpfii( ive lo explain his cond<.-t. and  although h's damaged han 1 was a  strong witness in his defence, he was  fned "for allowing an apprentice 1 o  do hoi. er's w orl���������to wit. assisting  a. .louinoymau drawing wire into :i  conduit." liisriplino is all very well  in its way. but with such master  111'iids at work one need not worrier  that we .suffer -o much from intelligent compftition. ���������Pall Mall Oazctte.  bronze   Victorias     for  provinces of India.  the   '\Tor.c!iw'e^t  ItuKsiiui 3*<titor'������ Poliio Invitsstion.  In view of the repeated complain's  made on the. part of the public as lo  the lacking interest in our newspaper, the editor begs the discontented to be. kind enough to call on him  about 1 o'clock for a per-- irial interview.���������Ca^eta.  Saniar,  llussia.  ('<:t. n.  {J������i-,li.!i-  1'1:������:<>.  Daniel ���������O'fjoniiell once told the  House of Commons an amusing story  of l.u ibery. A farmer jnv the County-  of W'exford was promised a position  for his son in return for his vote for  a member of the J^oftus'. family. The  father's ambition for the. |>oy aimed  at a sergeautey ,in the artillery, )>ut  Lord Loftus, on applying for this  post for, the1 youth, was. . .informed  that it was, totally impossible' to  'grant his request, inasnTiich as it required a previous service of six  years to qualify a candidate for. the  position. ;'Does- it require'six years  to qualify a candidate for the position. "Does it require six years to  ���������'p'alify him for a lieutenancy?" demanded Lord Loftus. "Certainly  not." was tfl'e answer. "Well, can't  you make him a lieutenant, then?"  reioined Lord Loftus. "Whereupon."  said O'Oonnoll, "the fellow was made  a lieutenant for no better reason  than just because he was not fit to  be a sergeant."  MAN'AND HORSE:     -  -���������onie Jt*.en>urk<������l>le Cases of Endurance'ou  the Part of liotK���������Military Ititle J'lom  Itru*.������el������ to Ost<-ml. ,  There is a very general discussion  going on'in the European .rress r<-  gaidiig tbe rrmeccssary cruelty -to  h r^cs att nd ng the mili-aiy rule  from Brushmn to Ostend, whah re-  iMitly bi ought together conte-siums  fro.11 most 01 th- Em opean annies.  The i ondon'Chronicle gives tome remarkable cases of endurance On tho  pait o! both men and hoiv.es. Charles  XII. of Sweden rode, from Pemstii/a  in Turkey to Stielsuii on the Faltic,  a distance 'of J.:!00'miles .11 a' fort-  m.'h'i, during whif'h he thus kept up  the pace at the  tremendous rate    of  00 miles'a day. Nearest t ak.in, perhaps, to this relay riding by Charles  VJou.c aio the "pony express" per-  jormances of Captain Cody, better  inown as "TJufi-alu Bill" who once  covered an "extra distance"-of 322  milts in one continuous' ride at an  average speed of fifteen miles an  hour; "while Irom Fort McFhetson to  Fort Kearney���������a distance oi'v)5 miles  ��������� he ioJc j 11 "'twelve hours one day,  and did the return ride" theMiext day  in  the same tune on the same' horse.  '   .In     tho   annals   of   "English  history t  there is the .record of a fine performance.    This was the feat of Sir Hob-  ert,     Cary���������afterwards    Earl of Jlon-<  mouth���������who  bad private reasons    of  his own  for'bein.'*' the first    to*-' an-  1 ounce to.Raines, VI. of hScot,land, the  d'ath of'Queen  Elizabeth,$ to, whose  throne  the   "Dritish   Solomon"    was4  called-,to .succeed.     From Ltndon   to  Edinbuij h"the'distance is now*    4.00  "miles,  and  at   that   time it may    be,  said to ImAC been even more,", by rca;t  son of (he wretchedness "of''the roads. ,  Starting'from" Charing   Cross   on    a  Thursday morning (A'arch.,24'," lep^)/  Sir liobert leached  Holyrood ou'the  following, Saturday night.     The fust'  -day he rode to  Doncaster,  153 miles  (presumably ,on ,relay  hoj-ses);.  .next',  niL-hA h^   slept s at ^ a'.house  of '  his  own in "Wit herington, ^in^Korthurriher-  land, about 180. miles further,  -nd on  thp 'cycii'-ng  of  th2 following* day-he '  iTel h d Jiolyrood. covered with hlcod--  from a   fall  on his horse'in'the  last *  section of his'tiemcndous'ride.'   Thus  Sir'liobert���������who spent t\\o��������� nichts hi  bed���������harl   done  an- average   of ^ about .  3 83  miles  a dav  for  three successive  days���������a splendid instance oi j^rsonal  endurance -,    , -  Captain Charles Towniey, a Queen's  fo*-eigb   ^service    messenger  in -1849,  was sent io  Constantinople'by Lord',  Pal mors ton ' with  despatches, of mo~"  mentous urgonce-end'importance". The  -captain    cotild*  get fio -further   than  Belgrade,-   by rail',  and thence1'it hc-  hooved h'tn  to-spur across the-"Balk-*1  ans  to  Stamb'oul���������a" distance of  820  miles." -Every moment' ,was" precious. v  His .orders  \vere* ]'not .to' spare, .him-,  self nor, oth'aj's." , He did -aeithgr." TTii  way la.y ���������th**ough mud, mountains, and ";  darl-ners   '  An o*"d musket-wound op-~!  c-ncd In his -wild career, and chonched  hiin   v.j'h   'blood,  and   he  repeatedly ,  fainted   .n   th^  saddle.' ���������    Twice*      his  hoiso tell  villi  him.     Ihirty minutes -  to  di inge" horses  was  all  the r,cst he  loov���������apart  from   one   "blessed  sleep.*  01  ������ix ho-irs," and so,  after five'davg  and  cioven     hours   in   tho  safldlc,   ho  rode, or rath-1!- reeled, in," o thi courts  i aid of tlio lintifh Embassy at Per a, '  afjtcr having covered, an average  distance   of   150   miles   a   d.vy   for    fi\e.  and a half d.i^ s���������a finer case of pe:-  ������onal  ei.diwaiice  even   than   that     of.  Sir   Robert   Cary,   who  had  done  h s,  avci aye 3 33 miles pei   diem tor three  days      '1 hi   "- oice  of  h"nor  find hu-  manMy      had   been  vindicated,"      as  Cann ng     vrote���������nor     would anyone  have fwotested,  if.  in such a case,  a  hunched  ho ses had  been killed,    and  Townley's  great ride  of S20  miles ia  llil   hours   was  recited    n   <heTTouse  of  Commons to the pride and v. ynd-.  er of-all Englishmen.    '- '      ���������.  /*���������  1 j<  fi  O'rl  ".' A  *K      ^  ' ". .y 1  y.HM  Thro*1 Jfotalile SiRrnatTircR,  ^������*&^  A  Ileeord   Poll.  Forty-five tons is the record of  weight ever pulled by a pair'of ���������horses.  This was in the shape of bark loaded  on a sleigh and pulled on ice.  .  A Popiilur tMt of Jtnsle,  Mr. Crowe <-'o;::]Yosed the faihona  "S������esaw" walfz merely for his children and had sueh a poor opinion, of  its merits tjiat lie. sold the copyright  to Metzlcr. for .��������������������������� fev.- pounds. Tlie publisher cleared nv������������- >S7r> nnO;  Tl������e Human   Voice.  The scale of the human voice, from  lowest bass to highest soprano, is four  octaves. The average voice has only,  twelve notes.  Biilting n   dike.  When a cake contains too much flout'  or has baked too fast, it will sink from  the edges or rise up sharply with a  crack in tbe middle. If cake' has a  coarse grain, it was not beaten enough  or the oven was too slow. . v  "\  m iwaawm-wi  C.  H. TARBELL.  High Grade Stoves  ,   and all Kite3i6ii Bequirements  SPOBTSMBNS GOODS  & GENERAL HARDWARE  First-Class Accommodation  ,. ..at Reasonable Rates....  BEST, OF WINES & LIQUORS.,  S. 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The prize will be  an t*p t - late, bail bearing-, wire wheel,  pneumatic: tired bug-t-y, valued at $200.  We shall continue to give you ihe lowest prices and t.rsi-class work as usual  We have a gocd =tuck of rubber and  steel tired buyyie;--, wagons, etc., which  it v. :11 pay you to look up if you are in  neen of one  Horseshoeing, carriage repairing, pcint-  ini;, etc, done in the most scientific and  wojkmanhke manner.  Thanking you tur past patronage, and  soliciting a continuance ot the same, we  remain,  Yours truly,  Nanaimo   Steam    Carriage    Works,  STAGEY CBAIG, Prop.  31 12 0 2  s. s. "City of Nanaimo:  '    ������   "WINTER SOHSDULE.      '  -  Leaves Victoiia Tuesday. 6 a.m., for Nanaimo, calling, at Musj>r*-.\e*>,Vesuvius. Crofion. 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I  NEWS OFFICE.  '     f   Vet     ' L  '. *r.-  "d"-r*v Ai  ���������0  v���������^^s������������.i?������������������?������srr^st^^s������^^8w*pt??������ss^fi?s  ��������� c  ���������*     i  i  '*?  %  SS  ts  JW'  IN THE  DAYS OF  VILLAINY  By *  CRACK 'f|  MricC'OWAN ������<B  COOK;-' "^  86 .������*  Copiiri'jhi, 1001, -S  JJi/ G'racc "J  JLTacGoifan ������<j  Coo/re JC  -tt  a little. "I heard Mr. Bolts making  tbe engagement for his nifi:i for late  this evening, and the name he used  was that of a gentleman of my acquaintance.- a certain Mr. Thomas  Harding- All you havo to do is to go  ji little early. Then when the senator  has told you all you want to know,  why, you just say something a little  disagreeable, so that when the real  Star man comes Cousin John will be  furious and won't see him. I'm  ���������.-.shamed of you to lack a bit of inven-  k'^^^^'U^^^^^^^^^^lR^^^^Vrcr^'kil  "We might kidnap him!"  '( "Don't be frivolous."   She drew her  dark brows and thought intently.  "I don't understand," she complained.  "You want this report for your own  paper, don't you?  I chance to have inside information that you���������that is, the  ' Star���������will have it exclusively.  Doesn't  that suit you 7"  The young man turned his back to  '   the room full of chattering people and  put his broad shoulders between  her  ��������� telltale young face and prying eyes.  ' Their  conversation  was  being ,held  precariously  at a  crowded' afternoon  tea. ,'  "Look here, girlie," he said, "it's just  like this: Yesterday I was city man on  tho Star, with a good "chance of promotion. I felt I had something" to offer  the girl I love. Today " the Record  might take me if I went to them with  a scoop in my hand���������and 'they're not  ' making a- living for the men they already have." , ������ ,  "Oh,  Tom,"   cried''the .girl,' with 'a  note of keen distress.in her .carefully  '    suppressed voice, "you've not lost your  position!   How was it?"      ... ,  The    young    fellow    nodded.    "It's  '   'BettsV'   he  returned   gloomily.   /'You  know what Bctts is.   I was,all right  ��������� with him' till. Mr. Markham noticed my  work and (as I've been informed by a  man on the inside), told Betts to push  me as fast as possible, for he thought  I'd make a good chief in my depart-  -   ment.   Betts won't keep a man on the  staff who is a possible rival.  He called  ine  into   hisr private  room   yesterday  morning and gave me an order which  he knew I'd refuse to execute. ,Wlicn 1  did so, he worked himself into a1 rage  and discharged mo.' Well, I said some  ,_..things  an  assistant  can't say  to   his  chief .before ,the discharge came. Then  . ' I asked to be allowed to leave at' once���������,  and here Lam.  I've acted the fool.  I'm,  riot fit to be. trusted with your��������� future."'  dear.  I"��������� His voice broke a little and.  sank into silence. ,    , .  "You've,done just as 'I would have  you'do," the girl returned loyally, "and  '-' now-;if'you're off the"'Star and'notion  \ 'the/Record how would this cotton mill  -   scoop'affect you?"      ,      "  "It "would square me with Bctts if 1  '< could beat him omit, and if I could take  it to the Record it would assure me a  place  there.    But what's the  use  cf  talking?    I've tried all I- know, and 1  can't get a word of the story."  '     "If I thought it would be just right,"  . she murmured.   "Tom," looking at h'.m  anxiously,   "you're   very   sure  nobody  will lose money by it if the ,Star gets  left on this?"  "Oh, you mean outsiders!' I'm telling-  yon the truth'when I say it won't make  any difference whatever, financially, fo  anybody if the Record gets a scoop ou.  this cotton mill business and publishes  , the fact first that Senator Morgan is in  town looking for a site for the buildings."  "All right," said the girl, laughing a  little. "You see, he's mother's cousin,  * and of course we went to tho hotel to  see him when he first camo in yesterday morning. While we were there  your Mr. Betts of the Star came up..  ,Ho and Senator Morgan were in school  together and are old friends.  "Mr. Betts is going down to Birmingham to attend a land sale, but I heard  the senator promise him that he would  not allow his name to be put on the hotel register nor permit any of the Record folks to find out that he was here:  "Mr. Betts was to send a reliable man  around from the Star the next day-  why, that's today, Tom. It's this very  evening! And the senator was going  to give him the details of the colioa  mill scheme, with the names of all the  eastern stockholders and. if he decides  upon it, the exact location of the mill."  "Isn't that enough to make angels  weep?" groaned Tom Harding.  "Poor Tom!" said the girl. "You  look positively thin. Have a little more  oyvtor pate. You'd feel amiably disponed toward anybody who would help  you out on this, wouldn't you?''  "I'd lovo 'em for life. Well. I reckon  I can tear down to the Record ot'ice  and make the longest item I can out of  the fact that 1 do know Senator Morgan is hero and that his plans are coming on all right Thoy don't even know  that much."  "Dear me!" confided the girl to her  fan.    "Men are stupid creatures!"  "But women aren't." said Harding  gayly. "I know you've got a scheme  in that pretty little head of yours."  tion like that.  "Great Scot!" murmured Harding in  awe. "You are worth any two men on  the staff! Say. you ouuht to be a newspaper man's wife, do you know it?"  "1 believe you said something like  that to me before, and I have- taken (he  matter under advisement. If I find a  newspaper man that's worth having,  why, well"��������� f  She laughed saucily as she rose. '  * * * ������ * r ������  When Harding's card went up to the  senator, it found that gentleman seated at a lug des!; witli a pile of paners'  before him. ' "I'm jrlad that fellow's  come.',' he said., "I have the stuff  ready for him, and I want to get it off  :uy hands.''  Harding was most affably received.  .The full details and complete plans  were furnished him, together with the  architect's sketch of the proposed mill  and a photograph of the senator for  illustrative purposes. '   ,,  * As' ho rose to go. with his bundle of  documents and well tilled notebook in  -hand,"he said: "By'tho way, senator,  wasn't" j*our name recently connected  with" some-sort of a little story���������er���������  scandal,, L suppose .straitlaced people  would call it? It would add spieo to  "an otherwise bald "and "uninteresting  'narrative' if you'd let'ine ring that:in.  Don't you think so?"  The senator sat" at- his  looked at his " interlocutory aghast,  "Young man," he'thundered, "put���������  those���������papers���������down!"  "Oh,' no," .said-Harding-; "the Star  wants these papers," -which was.-certainly the truth, "and as for the other  business, why. you may be a deacon  from Deaconville for what I know. All  sorts of things go into the papers."  .The senator had risen and,was coming toward him'"as he retreated. "Yo'j  tell Mr. Betts for me,", he roared, "that  if he don't tire y,ou I'll save him the  trouble   by   wringing   your   neck- for  desl-Aand  your  ������������������ Then  Tom Harding had an, inspira  tion. ~  "See   here,  "you're mad now.  senator," he said.  'Oh, yes,, you are.  I.'can seo it. though you dissemble it so  'beautifully: J'l'n go"���������tho senator was  coming uncomfortably near, just then���������  "but I'll be back in about half,an hour,  when you've had time to cool down."  What' the senator said when the card  of the genuine Star reporter was carried'up to him,just twenty minutes later has become legend and story In that  hotel.'  -  The bellboys gathered cin a delighted  'cordon-to hear him swear as���������he sent  the. message that if that idiot\ ever  came back there again or sent anybody  else from the paper he'd kiiMiim.  The Star people continued /to send  men to interview the senator, who appeared .to them to be demoniacally possessed. Failing to get even a glimpse  of him, though they could hear tho  sound of his unutterable roarings down  the corridor, they not unnaturally gathered the impression���������indeed tho impression was abroad pretty generally then  ���������that the senator had been wined and  dined rather too extensively, and as  Betts, who would have saved them that'  crowning folly, was absent they hinted  as much in the'next morning's issue of  the paper.    -  It was on this same morning that the  Record brought out a complete illustrated history of Senator Morgan's  cotton mill deal and a taking little  biography and interview with the senator himself. *  The cotton mill meant salvation to  the overboomed little southern town,  and the Record's scoop in giving the  first full and authoritative account of  its location did several things. It gave  the Recbrd a standing long coveted and  worked for. It gave Tom Harding a  secure position on the Record staff and  incidentally placed him where he felt  able to marry.  Nobody but "Tom" Harding and Tom  Harding's wife knows just how the  scoop came about ���������well, no one'but  Senator Morgan, perhaps, for he, being  related, as you remember, to Tom  Harding's wife's mother, sent the-'bride  for a wedding present a very pretty  diamond star and a note, in which he  made much jocular use of the word,  suggesting, among other things, -that  he believed she was certainly getting  a "star" husband.  Hemorrhagic type and yet the disease  which develops in his own system may  be any of the other varieties, and similarly through all the combinations.  In which form the disease will make  its appearance can never be predicted  with certainty."  A  HARD HANDICAP.  Every Man Has His Master.  No man is completely free. Every  man has his master. The supremest  despot is a thrall, for there is somebody whom he fears and must court.  If he does not dread the plebs, be  dreads the patricians; if he is not  afraid of the people, he is afraid of. the  army with which he cows the people:  if there is danger in neither the rabble  nor the pretoria'n guard, there is a minister: a major domo. a foreign nation,  ,a jester, a satirist, a dynamiter or a  woman who worries and frightens bim  and hi a measure controls his,actions.  Put two human beings together, and  each will acquire mastery in some respect over the other. ,Xhe human race  is a social body. Men,are Interdependent. Absolute freedom and splendid  isolation are alike impossible! Every  o\\&- must obey orders or suffer.���������San  I'Ynneiscn Hulletin. ''  T  HE town hall always has a crowd  To hear my Uncle Jirri;      , >  There ain't nobody in the, state  That talks as well as him,  But when he run fur opice onco'  I had to mourn his'lot;  Mine and another feller's was  , i The only votes>he got!        ������  The man who beat him was a chap  Of ordinary mind;     ���������'��������� ,  He wa'n't particularly-wise  ��������� Nor specially refined. ���������  ���������  And all he said was, ."Howdy do!"      ,,  ���������fln accents mild and bland, '  Arid all the work he ever'did  Was ishakin' someone's hand.'-  f  The voters said they'd tried to help  The weak and not the strong;  A man as smart'as Uncle Jim  Was sure to get along.  That's why that man of average mind  Finds life a restful joke.  And incidentally that's why   /'        i������  My Uncle Jim is broke.  T1\e  Wind  Di������l  It.  "I happened to be an a Wyoming  town when a city lot,was put up at  auction." said a Boston drummer, "and  in a spirit of fun I made a bid or two.  It was knocked down to me at $40, and  I was wondering ifv anybody .would  'take it off my hands at half that when  the city marshal called on me and said:  " 'Look here, pard,, I' want to lease  your lot by the head.' '      "  " 'What do,you mean by head?' I asked.  .    * ' ~ ,':',-   -���������  " 'Well, it's the only lot in town with  a tree on it, and I want to use that tree  when there's a hanging to be done.  I'll give you $5 every time fuse it'  " 'And about < what sum can you  guarantee?' ' '  " 'Oh, it will run $50 or $60 a year-  anyhow, but if times are'g'ood it'll go  $80 or $90.'      , ��������� y     "  "I closed, with him," said the drummer, "and in six months my income was  ������33. Then, not hearing anything further. I wrote to the marshal, and in reply he said:  ".'Sorry to inform you that your old  tree has blowed down,and that we now  have to walk a man a mile to hang  him."'  . ..  Benevolent Altntr.  We pause before a. dignified policeman and seek the light. A  t'is that awful noise  ^'What," we ask,  across the way?"  "Thatr-aw", that  Wot  o'  kids* cry in'  ,lin'," is the reply.-  "Oh," we muse.  ain't nothin' but a  over  in-,the  foimd-  "a sort of charity  bawl, eh?" And the policeman clubs,us.  is  I;i:  fliey  Xctcp  Speak:.  'Yes," said the engaged girl, "Dick  very methodical. He gives me one  3S when he comes and two when he  "That's always been his way," returned her dearest friend. "I've heard  lots of girls comment on it."  Thus it happens that-they cease to  apeak to each other  Too   S3nw.  Messenger Boy���������Lost yer job, eh?  Ex-Office Boy���������I gov it up. It wuz  all on account o' de typewriter.  Messenger Boy��������� Didn't she like yer?  Ex-Office Boy���������It wasn't a "she," but  a "he." , Dat* wuz de trouble; nobody  ter flirt-wit'  Tlie  Real  Fret.  "Do your debts worry you?" asked  the sympathetic guy.  "What I owe other people?" said the  ^willing spender.    "Well,  I should say  not.  It's  what other  bothers."  people owe  me  1  Tlie  Smallpox  Genu.  "One reason why the smallpox germ  is so hard" to conquer is that he can assume so many different forms." says  C. l'\ Scott in Ainslce's. "He can  transform himself from Dr. Jckyll Into  Mr. Hyde and into two other distinct  persons at will. One can never tell  which metamorphosis he may assume.  As Mr. Hyde, he is known to the medical profession as Hemorrhagic, a  murderous, deadly fellow that covers  his antagonist with wounds that bleed  so copiously the afflicted one rarely  survives more than a few..hours, or, at  most, a few days. In one of his other  characters he bears the name of Confluent, as which he raises poisonous  welts on the skin of the victim very  thickly, and they have a tendency to  coalesce. In this character he inflicts  wounds more painful, but less fatal.  Tlie Discrete''type manifests himself  in fewer papules and is less vigorous  in his assaults. The Varioloid is the  gentlemanly Dr. Jekyll held in check  by vaccination, and although there is  no mistaking his identity he is mild  mannered and well disposed to the suf-  Altnp-etllier   BusineKslIlce.  First English Lord���������Did you propose  to Miss Porkpaclier?  Second English Lord���������No���������to her father. I hate to have any business dealings with a woman.  average  The   Average   Man.  Tommy���������Pop,   what   is   an  man?  Father���������An average man. my son, is  one who feels that he is a little better  than his neighbors.  lie  Toole Advice.  "Why have you failed in life?"  "My employers always told me that  a   man   with   my   brains   could   make  more money doing something else."  "Worse.  "Mr. Smith looks awfully blue,  he been disappointed in love?"  "No; in '������������������'-'��������� "���������Rrooi-i-r-n Life.  Ho  l  Bessie���������He's awfully cheeky.  Mabel���������Yes?       *. ���������'��������� A        '    '     y  Bessie���������Just .because he happened to  be,engaged to hie at the seashore he  thinks he has av right to bow to me.,  ' ,   ' jy  t  At Husking Time.  At liusking" time  the  tassel   fades.  To brown above the yellow  blades,  Whose   rustling   sheath   euswaths   the corn  That bursts  its  chrysalis  in  scorn  Longer to lie-in* prison strides.' -,,     /  0   .       " .   - ���������   ,'   -  Among the merry lads-and .'maids'    _   ,   ���������  The  creaking ox-cart slowly ,wades A ,  'Twist stalks and stubble, sacked and torn  At husking time. . * .  ���������:              -           ���������<',-,     i, . <     ,    ,  The prying  pilot  crow   persuades   \  The tto.ek to join in thieving raids;  The sly ,raccoon  with"craft inborn -  13is portion steals;  from  plenty's horn  His'pouch-the saucy  chipmunk,"lades  ,At husking time. ' _  ' BuclfiiiK'liaiu. Palace.  Buckingham palaee occupies the site  of the mulberry, gardens laid out by  James VI. in his unsuccessful attempt  to start a silk industry in Loudon.  How   Plants   Grow.  Photographs of growing plants show  some marvelous results, especially  among the climbers. The young stems  are said to move in a succession of irregular circular or elliptical curves,:  which vary in every direction. These  movements are due to the irregular  growth in various parts of the stem.  Extensive Advertising:.  No street in the world can boast of  so many advertisements as Broadway,  New York. The amount of advertising  on the buildings and in shop, windows  is such* that it 'would take a man between eight and ten days of- eight  hours each to read his way up one side  aad down the other.  ferer.   A victim may be exposed to the    bones  lints.  Experts declare hats are, fi'om the  hygienic . point ��������� of' view, an absolute  absurdity, save* where actual protection from the sun is necessary.  Dwarfa  nnd  Giants.  As a rule dwarfs live much longer  than giants. The latter usually have  weak constitutions, their blood circulation is sluggish, and they have brittle*  Nut   Sa*divlclie������.  To make nut sandwiches, chop the  nuts very fine, using almonds, English  walnuts and hickory nuts. Butter the  bread, slice.and put on it a thin layer  of the chopped nuts, a little salt and  sprinkle of grated cheese. Put another  piece   of   bread*-over   this   and   press  slightly.   . *        > \  Montet'H Burn in fir Mount.  The "burning mountain" of Montet,  in Aveyron, France, which is often  mistaken for an active volcano because  a pillar of cloud rises from it by day  and a pillar of fire by night, is in  reality a coal mine which has been  burning for several years.  1 Tlie   Mainmast.  The mainmast of a ship is usually  the same length as half the length of  the lower deck plus its extreme  breadth.   A   Wonderful   Statue.  A wonderful statue adorns a public  square in Yokohama. It is a seated  image of the god Diabutsu, and its  height is G3M: feet. The total weight  of this great statue is 450 tons, 500  pounds of .which are pure gold.  Kitchener's Autograph KMtiimitr.  That Lord Kitchener's modesty is  equaled only b^ hib biusqucness was  proved the othw.day during his stay  with Lord Londonderry at '"Wynyard  Park, saya a. London cable despatch.  The hero of 'South; Africa has been  pursued by an army of autograph  hunters and snap-shotters. Finally to  one young man who had served in  South Africa Lord Kitchener turned  and said impatiently,: "Young man,  make your own autograph worth  something.    Mine is  worth nothing."  o  ,    PAN-UL'.cTA.Ti3"rlCS. '   ,���������  French   lii'.-uit   Mortality ' C.������'iu.������sil bj- Bad  aiuI���������AUult������;r:i<o.i   Milk��������� M. t.aihton   i.e-  i-'Ht.\'������ Articits in Kxjjlii-uitioii.  M. Gaston Leroux publishes, in the  'Matin an iiitic-k' on tho infant mortality caused <by bad and.adulterated  milk. Jly  quotes" fatalistics, o;      a  most    pain ul    nature,     uiik h\ would  seem   to .f'omou-air'ate   b'-\(ii;l   doubt,  'lhal  an  ������'noriuous-peivejilugi-  of  the.  children-wlio  tlie  annually   in   l-'ratice t  aro  J-lural-.-.    |-oisi-n<-d   by  Lad , milk.'  This  aiticJo  is   illustrated  b.-,   a  map  of France,1"'on  w'hith   the greater   or  less infant. *morii.tjiiy'from that-" cause  ���������is indicated,,liv  small   or  'argc black  spots.       A - gU'.ncd at   it shows that '.  France may  Le  divided  into "two i&-_  gion.s, one to thernoith,ol  the Loire/  whare  ' niorc    than     half , the     children'    who' die succumb ,to gastritis,  wh.reas     to  the, south , of''the  lloire-  nol     more   than   one-third   die   from  that, disease.,    At Troyes"the percent-,  ,ngq_ of the infants carried ofij by gastric diseases is fii>. at  "Mans  it is, (>3,  at,'  Renn'.A G4,   at  BouJonge-sur-Mer  <19,   ut  Ami-ens   (iii.'''at   Lille ,.")(>/-_, at '  Paris !"S6.    in Lhu south of France"thV  ' com* aratively   iew -deaths   of  infants  from-   that  disease  is  most striking.-  At Toulouse i\ is :;j.  j-or-cent", c/f the  total 'infantile  mortality; <nt Bezicrs  12 per cent.,  and at Ule'.uionf only C  per cent., ' ' . "*  Fxp lain ing the   j hi non.eno'n   of tho  high  rate  of  inlant' a'-orlality.. from  guistrit-s    to',the  north'' of .the -Loire  tompaicd     to(ih!tt in .tho south    'of  Fran o,  IM.   (jaston Leroux Pays 'it is ,  ,duo< tor-the adulteration in "the north  of tho coi'ntry.   vvhere  the making of  butter  is  a  gre.il   industry,   whereas  very   little'butler'is  made     in    -the  sou.h.    ,lle era -iders that jf.-is, moreover,, now completely cslabi_i&hc'd,that}"<j  to"'fccd "chil'd.-on even,on unadulterated cream  is   a .dangerous .and  guilts'    1  practice.      Ih���������   cc nnectfon   with     tho   *  dangtiis attending the consumption of  ���������.luVk," not only by infants. h,ut by adult-persons, it, is   interesting*-to  nolo,'  the following'lines contained in  'Xes.  Principcs  de-Laiteric,"/-written     by  Dr.-  Duclaux, Director  of the Pasteur  Institute: ' ' -  "N'umcrous., expf-rimcntsjiayc show-a  that milk of co">\s suffering  from V' -'  berc'uJo-jjs contains bacilli of tubercu-'  loses,     'not     only   _ when'    the    judder   , is      contaminated,    with    ' tu-/,'  bei-culosis, \-   but     when'     it    is.   ,in  reality  healthy  an-d   the   disease else- *'  whiro-*- It     can     be  affirmed to^ay  Arte  that numerous persons suffering from. A, \\  tutci'culosis owe their disease to milk.  and(ihat   to ,avoid /lie  danger of infection,   which 'is   inuch  gVeatcr. than  might be su-pposi-d.  it is nccessa!ry. to-'  ,cease drin"'in*/ unboiledJnulk/'ALon-',  ''don^Statdard'S' Pai'is  Correspondent/  '���������ANINTERESTING PICTURE.    '''"      '  1  4i  I:  M  .The King- Introdiioiiif;' tlie'lioor^OciK-r: Ia  to <!ie Queen.  Tho Boer Ocn.-rals, Bo(thav Pelarcy  and Dcwet, have expressed th'emselyoa  as extremely pleased at tlie- opportunity afforded , them oft "isiting the  King .on board the Royal yacht Victoria and Albeit at Cowes. :i\n-iJlustration  of  the   interesting  occurrence  HIS MAJKSTY IXTItODUCIXG THK *UOEl! GKVK-  i:ais to the qui:bx ox ltoAitb thi-: vi<?  toiua ani> Ai.nr.irr.  ., ,  is reproduced. "When lh*J.v reached <he  Ko.*,al yacht the King was on deck,  and on'their -i.sei-n.1ing the gangway  'llis ^���������{J-.jest.Y came forward, and. after  being introduced, shook hands with  each or the Generals'. llis Majesty  then .conducted the three Ccnoialsto  the royal group ������n:l mtro>duced them  to the Queen. After a brief interview with tha King, the1 <''ncials  wero taken for .-. trip rourd the licet  at Spithiad. ae-.l "hen ,Hu;/ rciuini'd  to town hiuh'N -\i at died at the 1 ind  manner in which the King had  ccived  them.  IC-  t:������>!Tus A nt ifiMOM.  rIh >'reinnrl-ahle disclosure that ono  of the ancient Komen statuettes in  tbe museum at Vienna is lomul to he  rich in toi'acco prodi./'ts an I to be,  in fact, ind suutably mad ��������� from the  wornoul. mouthpieces of j i| ck -^ik". cigar hoklers will send a -'hock through  all 1 he cabinets (with a small c) in  Europe. It is o:*w asserted that the  ma'only of I lie antique uo:Ls of  art of this do.****i ij-tion are the work  of contemporary (Jreeks, who appear  to have mad.* tlrs im M'.tir.v inclus-,  try theirs. .As Lord MacauJay has it  in a  wolJ  i.no'Ui  la.\ :  Such, cuimintf I hoy wlm Ilvo ou high  U.ive  ifnt'ii   unto   the   Creek.  We may even adapt another lino  from die same ���������ourni by the alteia-  tion'of one woid to form a motto for  the collector  oi  .-uih  c-iiriositic--.  Leave to tins deck his muhcr nymphs!  ��������� London   iNi'Ws.  (J  ("I  A  X  til  A  Savage  CnHtorn.  The Australian blacks do not allow a  mother-in-law. within a mile of her married daughter's hut.  Stays.  In 3G14 stays were  introduced into  the costumes of gentlemen, to'keep the '  doublet straight and confine the waist."  ���������41  'HI ty  Id   #  'I  *-  \1  ������,   *  TBE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  K  AN   UNQUIET SPIRIT.  Yenm  The^Germans are ever keen for foreign ' trade, and are now teaching  the Chinese language to their commercial students. While the Chinese'  language is'very complicated,^ it has  been simplified to. a 'very great degree for the purposes >of commercial  usage.      i ' <  Deafness Cannot Be Cured  , l     ix     i    i y ' +   \    >  bv local , apDlications, as thoy cannot  reach the ��������� diseased portion '-'of the ear  There is only>one way-to' cure deafness,  and that is by constitutional remedies.  Deafness is caused A"by an inflamed condition of tlie mucous limns of the Eu.s-  taghian Tube "When this tube gets : inflamed*'you, have a rumbling sound or impel feet hearing, and when it, is 'entirely  cloted 'deafness 'is the result, and unless  the inflammation, can be 'taken out* aud  this tube restored to its' nonnai condition, hearing will be destroyed for ever ;  nine cases out of ten are"- caused by catarrh, which is nothing'but'an inflamed  condition of the mucous surfaces.  We will give One Hundred Dollars for  any 'case ol Deafness (caused by catarrh)  that "cannot be cuied by 'Hall's. Catarrh  Oure_   Send   for circulars,   free  Addiess, F. J. CIIEXEV ������ Co , Toledo,   O. ' ,, . , ,  Sold by druggist*;. ���������<75c.  Hall's -Family ljills are ,the best    "    '  The ,Bank ,pl England employs  about/' '1000 "people, ,pays a 'quarter'  of a'million in'wages and ^$33,000 a  year  in  pensions.    - '       'A'  men  Their'ob-  iMessrs. C C Kichards &  Gentlemen,��������� Theodore''  customer", of mine was ,  cured  of rheumatism alter  )  'Co   '  Dorais, ��������� ���������a  completely  ���������' five' years  of suffering, by, the judicious use of  MINARD'S LINIMENT. v .-,  .The above fact'can be verified by  writing to himv t'o' the -Parish priest  or any, of his neighbors"    ,        A \,  f���������  ,  - ' * - -A    COTE.  '��������� Merchant.   St.  Isadore,   Que .   -  May 12th.*1898.  v/   " -'������'.-'���������  1 ��������� Cleburne', a town m Texas, '-possesses a gray-brmdle tom-cat that is  ,30 years bld.,0 The animal .has , no  teeth,   and-is'unable to  mew      ..   ������������������  -  The Mysterions Liffht That For  Haunted Cape Xolr.  For many years on Cape Noir, the  western .point of, Maria, a strange  light was seen, dancing and moving  about in the most unaccountable nian-  ,ner. At one moment it would rise like  a column of fire into the air, and at another time'it would fall'like a meteor.  Then it would seem to leap ovei' the  point and drop into the sea. afterward  appearing again in the same, spot on  the hillside. , The habitants tell this  story about it:      -, ' '   _   '<  "    In the time of the war for tbe pos  session   of   Canada* a .French ,vessel,  pursued/ by t an ' English     warship.  'Steered its course into the bay at this  poifft for refuge.    A boat was lowered  from the side of the richly laden mer-  'chantman,'  and   iu   this  thirteen  swiftly rowed to the shore  jeet .was   to 'secrete  a .chest   of  gold  which they hud brought with them. On  reaching  thev point they drew   lots  to  see which of the men  should'remain  to  guard   the   trensure.     The. one   to  whom <he lot fell" was forced to swear  tit solemn  oath,   by  land  and   sea.- by  night   aud .day., by   the   ruler   of   the  nether'world." that he .would be faithful  to   the  trust   through< life.,'unless  re  , lieved by his returning comrades, a nil  even after death would haunt the spot  1 should, no one come to take his place,  says a writer in the.Era.',;   1  '   To secure the,'fulfillment-of this vow  ihis .wicked  assochites then- and  there  put him'to death and buried, him with  ��������� the '.'treasure* /The''ghostly   light, was  f supposed to'be the spirit'of the nuir  ..dered   man,'and   many, persons   \v!io.  "tempted' by, the hope of recovering the  treasure.! ventured   into;' the������, haunted  .-"spot, fled;^ij^*'(*,terro"r I. ands told *>blopd  curdling 'stories.'off'the"' hornble-ph'aii"  ',tonis and 'frightful* sights*which they'  > had   witnessed.     The  light* is" %een  no  ,longer.} , Perhaps     some- /adventurer  bolder''thau ���������thi** Vest-1 succeeded in discovering! the gold. ��������� carried  it off and  thus"gave rest'to'the unquiet spirit.      <  "WELL, THANK YOU."  Granton Man is now Able  Make this Answer.  to  Inquiring Friends did not' always get  '   such a Cheery Reply  because for  Many Years Mr. Fletcher Srffere*  *   with Lumbago.  Granton, Ont., Oct. 12. (Special)���������  Mr. 'John Fletcher, a well-known  farmer of thisf,place who suffered for  a long time with Lumbago and Kidney, Trouble, has at,last found a cuie  Now, when his friends inquire as.to  his* health,, he cheerily - tells' them  that he is well, something ^vhich. he  has not ,been able/to do, for a long  time,  till quite recently.'   -  -Mr. Fletcher -tells the story of his  illness and how lie was' cured., as 'follows : / ' * ,   v i- i  , "1 was troubled'for'-a' long-time,  with Lumbago��������� and- Kidney TVpuble.  My urine, was of -a very red color. 1  tried many medicines l but co-dd get'  nothing, to help me. '    "   '   '  ''I consulted the," best medical doctors in Granton and St Mary;'s, but  they could do noth'ing for me'  , ''At last , one day a druggist iii  Granton suggested Dodd's ' Kidney  Pills as a curcfor my Lai'mbago.y I  purchased'a bbx and began to-take  them.right away., Theif'rst box helped me, and % kept Jon ft ill "at last I  was completely, cured."  "J am now as well as ever, T was  and have not any trace of Lumbago  about ine." I^am perfectly,'sound and  i thank *I)oddV'Kidney J'ills'for..it.  '���������' T recommend them 'to all "mj-  friends." and as( for myself 1 never intend that'niv'-house'shall be without  them,   ior 1 believe  them to  be;   the  world." '"   ,  ���������\yho means  is prepared  of    everv  ik,:for  Ogilvie   Oats  Delicious  flavor.    Free  Put   up' in  from nulla.   ������ Warranted Pure,  all   sized  packages. '   ,  Ogihfie's Hungarian  l ' ' ' "        * A  As now manufactured.   The great FAMILY FLOUR.  Ynsist on "getting ''OGILVIE'.S/'' as they ar* better than the Beet^  r V HA.VSMNO  A  2f6useJi<t<spzrs mustfind itdif-  -ftcultjo decide which PACKAGE  fEyAisth^  :Jf mt Mettle Bit .doubts.  -y  >~h  ���������**���������  ��������� jf-  greatest -medicine  ' iVlr. ,Fletcher -is*  every  v ord he  in ,thc  a ���������man'  **a\s,   and.  TO CURE CORNS.  ALWAYvS ON HAND���������in- -Thomas 'H  f'ortcr. Lower , Ireland,,-P. , Q wuteb  "Mv son. 18 months old, had cnoun ,so  bad that nothing pave him' rehei until <i  neighbor brought mo .some of Di,Thomas'  l^clectnc Oil ��������� which I gave luni and m  six hours he, was cured It is the best  medicine. I ever ,jised and I would not be  without  a bottle of it/ in mv house "���������     ,iJ  ��������� A woman's idea; of a" dutiful husband-is one who -will stay at'home  and  look   after  tHe" baby,  while'Abe  spends the  afternoon  shopping.  if  31o0d  'will tell  T  -    '  Simple.  When an animal is all run down,  has a "rough coat and atight hide,  anyone knows that ,1ns blood i3 ont  of order. To keep an animal economically he must be in good health.  DICK'S  BLOOD PURIFIER  is a necessity where the.best results  from feeding would' be obtained.  It tones lup the system,' rids the  stomach of bots, worms and other  parasites that suck the lite blood  away.  Nothing like Dick's powder for  a run down  horse.  50 cents a package.  v  Leeming, Miles & Co., Agents,  HONTREAL.  ' A Few Remedies."Cheap iukI  aud   lavoli [m������i So  Dunurer.  ;   When the^feet are "pressed"' into, tight  fitting   shoes��������� high, heels    make   the  pressure   greater���������by Ridding   friction  we.haveva"< ueedle1i,ke-point formVd in  tlie skin, and the greater'the pressure  .the^deeper the. vpomt wj 11 .grow.   The  best preventive remedy iuiown is<real-  'ny.-to!-.go barefooted,',but since'this ^a  *not considered ethical in civilized life I  ���������will give arfew,simple-remetlies which  jttiay be of "some^ value' for!the afflicted:  i First.���������'Place on the corn" a piecVof  cold, moist linen folded;s'evoraI times.  wrap It up' in dry linen.'then go'to bed.  With this treatment the hard epider-  inis-'sWe'Ils up'4ahd, after -'six or eight  hours the outer covering of the" corn  . can   be   removed^  with   n; dull .knife.'  When this treatment has been followed  for three or ?our davs. a small needle-  1 *      - i.  like growth (������:he corn) can be extracted  without pain or bleeding. I>y^ wushing  the feet often-in cold Water the tender  place will heal rapidly.'' After getting  ���������"rid of this corn it'is well to wear shoos-  which are neither too large nor too  small so as to avoid excessive.pressure  or friction-       ���������     ,...,..        - 0  Second.���������In' -place'of *the linen*a crust  ��������� of bread soaked ^in vinegar, inay heap-;  plied. ,-.        ';.  Third.���������The best application is to  soak ra wbole'bnion twenty-four "hours  in vinegar, the,n apply one of the layers  of the onion to the corn and keep it in  place by a banchige through the night.  After repeating this procedure a few  'times t'he corn can-be removed without  any trouble. By either of these simple  applications this troublesome agent  can'be removed without any danger of"  blood poison aad "free of charge  to   substantiate  the    truth  statement made above    *  -.'.  '  There'seems to be'.no case of "Lumbago.  'Backache,   Kidney Trouble,, or  Itheuinatisni'   that    DoddJs     .Kidney  Pills will  not' cine.    '     a  ,-    --_������__, -'   ������������������    >    ���������      -      r  ** ' ' i  "No,' she's  no   better,"  said,,a��������� wo-.  man .when the-doctor came' to visit  her husband. "Ton told me to give  him as much of the powder as would  lay on a tfen-eenl pie'ee/ 1 hadn't a  ten, but J have 'hinv'as ��������� much- as  would go on., ten ones,' .and he's  woise,   if  anything.",.  * . ,'   A  .  l-elegraph  States   ayerage  rope.    .    '.'.,/  i-ates r   in.  double  the  those  "United-'  , in  Eu  i<  KELPIOW  ff    *A ������T*l(ILtM ,  -    '��������� iodini ;'  , endorsed by ������eat English ma jleeljo'urn^le.'  Supplied toPrltlsh soldler^ln South Afrloa^'  . For all Throat and Gland Troubles; Lumps,'  Abscess������s,'Dld'Sores. Ulcers, Felons,, Skin-  Diseases. .Ecxema.,pimples. Stiff Joints,  'Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sprains. Bruises,r  Piles,,Cuts. Sore. Feet, Pleurisy.  Sold by DrMigists, XSe.   Try it once.    ,  -j jv'-%  ;, 'hi  HALCYON HOT SPRINGS  S ANITAR llJ |\/|  Uako;  i<  THE MODERN MOTHER:  Our  Floral  , QUR;. NEW. illustrated.'  . ^^   catalogue, which we  . send free of charge to any'  address/offers an assort-  ment.-of gift, articles-  almost, unlimited.,     ''.'.  The Parisy: Stick Pin;  shown above has the  natural color effects hard  enamelled on 14k. gold.  The centre setting is a  perfect diamond.   ���������  We guarantee the safe  delivery of this to any  address for $8.50.  ������������������#������������������������������������,-���������  Uefrnctlve ,P<*t������-������.t  of  tlie  Rnlsy.  The pnmitP.e form ol the, ---pinol  i;uby is like that of the dhnnond, eight  ^ided, which distinguishes it at once  from the oriental stone. The color of  tho genuine ruby is that of the1 arterial blood, or pigeon's blood, us it is  called. It is extremely hard and after  the sapp/iire is the hardest of the  eomudums, which renders it difficult  to understand why* the earth so rarely  gives it up. Its tint is as beautiful by  artificial light as b.v day. and its'pow-  ers of reflection are so great that ancient belief credited it with power of  emitting light. Th*.ancients even supposed that it would "shine through  clothing Avith undiminished power.  A'V'v'-       ,"��������� ������������������ "  ��������� ���������'��������� ', '.    '      "' ������������������';  '[   ' .",;.;    .;''  The  German   Wife's   Vacntion.  It Is a .common practice in Berlin for  ���������the.wife to stay'at home when the bus-.  ' band and family go to,the seaside. In  this way the wife eu.ioys her own holi-  ,day, for there is no housekeeping, to be  done. She' foregathers with friends���������  "grass widows," like herself���������and they  take their meals at restaurants, spend  their afternoons aud evenings at popular places of entertainment and thoroughly enjoy themselves.  Japan   and  Music.  Japan has no music, and the .first  melodies many of the race ever, heard  aside from that of the birds were  hymns-sung by Christian missionaries:  Notwithstanding-this many Japanese  have of. late years become expert musicians and charming vocalists.        '      -  ���������   1- > -���������*:   ���������, - -i      ���������    ,  Has Way:, of Caring for Baby  That  , *      - -* i-    s i i * ,  ���������^     Grandmothers Never Kuew.;   <  Many   almost sacred   traditions, of  the nursery* ha-ve ,been ^cast aside'-by  the up-to-date "mother.   Even' the 'oiic  essential cradle'is now' seldom.founcl  in "the house blessed' by Baby's pres1  ence       The' modern ,baby is   not  fed  every, time he     cries, ,but    when the  clock announces the proper ���������time. The  doctor   approves- 'pi this,, and baby is  better  for  it,   'but    despite    regular  hours  of feeding,   nearly  all  the dis-^  orders 'of   infants   are  caused   by  derangement of,'the stomach and;,bowels.   s Mothers'  greatest problem is a  treatment  of  these  ills that  will   be  gentle but   effective,'and, .above all,,  safe       Mrs     J.  \V.    Bailey,   of 1-Jead  Lake.   Ont ,   u rites ,from  the fullness.  'of experience wlien she says'  "* I have  used Baby's*Own Tablets for my six  months    old  baby  who  was  troubled  with   indigestion.    -The  results   were  beyond my expectations ���������  Words cannot    convey   to those who have not  tried   ^tlieni the  Worth of these Tablets     I    will    never     again     use any  other preparation-Tor -the baby,  as 1  am    cominced   .theie   -is     nothing  so  good as Baby's Own Tablets 'A-    ,    .  These Tablets are a gentle laxatide  and   comforting   medicine  for ' infants  and  children       They aie pleasant to  take  and   are  guaranteed  to   contain  no  opiate    Ii your  druggist does not  keep  Baby's Own Tablets send -loo to  the     Dr.     Williams'     Medicine     Co..  Brocks die,   Ont .   or   Schenectady   15  ^   .   and a full c*i-'ed  box v.ill be ma.il-  ed    post paid,   to  \ our addiess  'At the ^tate fair in, Syracuse".there;  was  a" race between    two     flocks of  geese; -driven by women. ' . .  Minard's Liniment for Rheumatism.  -   -     -J~J. : >,,.. 7;/ :������������������  An Irish "charwoman's    sudden'' and,,  romantic leap into riches h\w*T- tlrd-ught'  siiitors to her 'humble Cork dwelling.''   ,   .        ���������   ~ i*- \ 1       y^  ��������� ������������������   ^~  " ��������� s >  >_ Monkey j. Brand, Soap cleans kit'cheij  utensils. sleelt iron-and tinware, knives  and foiks and alLkinds of cutlery  ' ,"'���������  <- y ' ^ " 4 _  %>-     .   ��������� \    > *"V      ,     y       *  <>   -,'    r      *<   ' ' (������. .  v.Situated 'midst  scenery <��������� unrivalled   top'  grandeur. * The most complete health 'r������-  sort on the pontinent'of Notth,Aiuerica������y  Its^baths ciire all, Nervous ..and- Muicn-  lar dlseaseii. Its-waters lieal all Kidn������y,  tiyer. and Stomach.'ailments., '-* " "-������  *- They, are a never-������aiUn(- remedy for  all  Rheumatic' troubles. ,    ~ *  'TERMA- $15 to* $18 per' week,  according  to residence iu" Hotel or villas.    '"���������<���������,'  ������>T������I  ���������Jt-'J  yr\ ���������  i-y< rtl  S\i-   "I  '-'1 si  <v> CI  T."':H. . METCAl;-^'-:;������*C.O,.  i Grain and Cbmmissionj*l*orohants;A '  '��������� Highest'prices paid for wheat, ,oats, ^barley 01 flax, in ������arlots. "Wire of "wiriteAne  for?pirices-before selling, liberal sdrsn* '  cpsiixade'on-coiisijjiiment? and handled  '������n;c6mmfssiou.' Xuceiised'.mrid Bonded. 'S'~  ,- V. O. Box'550; WlnnipeB,~lMran:*' ���������*        -    '  1 1 ^ ������        ���������,  * v  "   Silence*, is" golden,     only  plied'to' the other'^'fellow-.'  whenyap-  >.i.  IMPERIAL MAPLE SYRtlP  1 , The quality, standard "fVoiin   O^^H^tft'  'Ocean.   Your money back' if n.bt .-'^iLt^ '  laf actory.'.  -.'"*-.  i'  BOSE * LAFtAMME. Agts., MONtBEAL.  c          *  w    J i  J      w^y    ,  *n           *  *    ^     -***- -, *  _.    "���������          \  "���������   '    t i," . '  "  ".* ^       *     ������  1               i^i * *  ^V    -'  ,   A.!y  --'���������*/ >"!*,r;-  .....- ^" ���������  ������������������      --X  ���������,-'.'- :. t\  *.'',: v _,  ' >*'?i'*y<\ ���������>  -* '~y  ���������iv":,-^'.  i ���������'  -.v.-<���������,-*,.  '������          ". V    ,  >"��������� ..-������,.  -: - "   -."W  ���������?*&���������.:*'/  -?>A.p������iH?|  1   '.,..^--<y  .   -A Jr'.:  ��������� A 'y*'*:]  t\            ^  r     i       'j.       '-^t'--*  1  ? ������u  <������p tnb(/ tttyes  Polo is probably tho oldest of athletic spoils It has been vraied to  (300  B C   '   \> ,,  Chronic  T)cr.vnc.ements  of tlie   Stomach.  La\ er and   Blood   are 'speedily  -emoted by  tlv active nrinciole of the mcrcdients en-  ��������� enncr   iuto~ the      comuosit ion   of, Panne-  Ice's   Vusjetable   Tills  "    These     oills   act  sMei-ificallv on, the deranired  organs, stim-  ulnLin-j:   to   action   the   dormant   eii"i������Les  ���������   the   cysteni    thereby   romovintr  diseuse  iiiirl   renew nifr  life   and   vitulitv  to  the  af-  1111 ed      In   this   lies   the  ^-rcnt   seciet    of  '-i>    po)>iilant\    of   Parmelee's   Vegetable  1'ills  Ping-Pong is* to 'be'; played in'a,  glass, house by a Dublin--club, which  has just been formed^ ior the .enjoyment of- the.game.  _     /      - ,"'  "The.-Japanese ������������������ eat. more fish thai?  any other 'people .in. the world.. "With  them..meat-is'' a i\ r'cigh innovation,  coniined to the rich, or.' rather, to  those -rich' people who" prefer it to  the national' diet. , r   ���������- ��������� .      "    .     y  There never was and never will be a  unit ei sal panacea, in'one remedy, lor all  ills t,o which flesh is heir���������the veiv 11a-  ture ol many curatives beiru? such that  weie the ceuns of other and dilieientii  seated diseases rooted ui th"e system of  the patient���������what would, relieve One ill  in* tui.ii would arftriavate the ot,h.er. - We  ha\e, however. ~m Quinine Wine, when  obtainable in sound unadulterated state  a 1 emedy for many and grievous ill& li\  its giciciuat and ludicious use the frailest  systems aie led into convalescence and  strength by the influence which Quinine  exerts on nature's own restoratives It  ielie\es the drooping- spirits ol those  with whom,a chronic " state ot morbid  despondency and lack of lnteiestiu life  is a disease and by- tuinquih/iii'j- the  nerves, disposes to sound sue! rcfieshmg  rtleep���������impaits vigor to the action of the  blood, which, uemg stimulated, courses  throiiurlf the veins, strengthening the  healthy animal functions of the system,  theieby mukino, activity a necessaiy result, .strengthening the frame and giving  life lo the digestive organs, which natural lv demand increased substance���������result,  unpioved appetite Northrop <<. L,.vmnn  of Toionto, ha\e given to the -public  their Siifieuoi   Quinine  Nine  at th^ usual  1 tttc,   . mm,     guuged     by.    tluj    opimOiis���������ui  scient-is'ts; : this wine approaches neare'st  perfection of any in the market. AH  druggists---sell   it:    ,     -���������'���������������������������" >. -.-  .'JvTe \s. .a--wise- son' wh'o-��������� lchciwctlf  .\V.hen- his,own father will:stand "forvri  touch'.--.-;.  A 1 . ���������.'    : ''.���������'���������' ': r,:'      "��������� ���������''    i-   ��������� ���������  T^REE OF A KifUD.  all T.UCIXAS; all have that lovely aro-  rn.it; all tluit tasty sweet flavor for which,  the cigar is noted. .All smoke llieni,  a*d Jill made by  GEO. F. BRYAN & CO WINNIPEG-  -No'"Danger- ...  Prof.. W. Hodgson . Ellis, ; O.Clcial.  Analyst to the Dominfon Government, ha's proved by analysis that  .'���������' Sunlight Soap"* is a pure and well-  "made soap, and has a thorough,  "cleansing power, without danger to  " the clothing or skin."     ,  Clothing is worn more in the wash  than in use where common soaps  are used, and the hands are liable  to eczema. Try Sunlight Soap-  Octagon Bar���������next wash day, and  you .will see Prof. Ellis is right.  No one should know better than  ho.' 222  Minard's^inlment '^Cures*- LaGrippc.  i'About- 300;000 cases  are used annually at '  burg mines.,       -    .,.,.''.'  .'-'. of   dynainjie  the   'Johahri'ds-**  ' As Parmelee's ��������� Vegetable ��������� Pills contain  Mandrake ancl "Dandelion, they cure. Liver  and Kidney Complaints with unerring  certainty.' Thev also contain roots nnd  herbs which have specific virtues ^truly  wonderful in their action on the stomach and bowels. Mr. E. A. Cairncross.  Shakespeare, writes: "I consider Vitr-  melee's Pills an excellent remedy for Bil-.  iousness. and Beran)jement of the Liver.  havitig used  them  myself  for   some  time.  All the world's a stage and all the  women thereon want speaking parts.  Entitoly vegetable. Used for 20 y-ars by- lead-  ibjr Physiciails. The best j>I11 for every ill of  the human stomach, liver and bowels. -\.uk  your dealer for. ifc: or send to FI/KrviING'S  bBUG STOKK, BBA3JMON, MAX.  It    often takes  square a crooked  a round     sum  transaction.  to  W. N. U.  No. 401. ������*i, r p-,., js   -     ������s,^HAiAK'fl     i ,ju*   a*������.-*w^   '.^frf-y-   *���������.,^u-  -i*2*"'-c+������'*-1-l.j+m ,ir*-������ <-.*��������������� ^ j*/ti-������ai-'w^^j. fv^ij^i  i������^"3>������-filf>r������c\-iWisw*M������Ar' i  1*  A    ...  I * *  I4"  1st.  It-.  2/f ^  1    f   <  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription. $1 50 ayear, in advance  3S. HnDerson. 36&iror.  SST Advertisers who want tlxeir ad  changed', .should get copy in by  9 a.m. day before issue.  ��������� '  __ - . ���������  The Editor will not be .responsible for the  .. views, sentiments, or any errors of composi-  '    tion of letter correspondents.   '*  Job Work Strictly c! O. D.  Transient A"ds- C&sh,'in Advance.  ^ - <      ' ,  " First drink a health this solemn night,  <' A health to England, every guest,  ir That,man's the best cosmopolite  I'; Who loves his 'native country best."  ���������-" ' < ' .   ' ' ' '  .'Ere another issue ol f the1 weekly  '.' " JSows " is1 published we will have.  entered ou,the beginning of,another  ,,   year.-  The toasts have-beeri 'passed'���������  to "Absent Friends," the Christmas  vacati'on thas,",been. made 'as: bright  and enjoyabie'-'as ..possible for the  '"> ou 11g folks;. and;.our - ptorekeepers  have en joyed ,a fairer share of pub-  '"���������'lic patronage than*formerly'. ������������������ Business was excellent, as was' shown  i by the increased staff of clerks who  .were em ployed:', to   attend^ to . the  '-/wains of.numerous eager customers^  ', The display and variety of beautiful"  7 'presell ts and- useful^wares exhibited  in the'windows was more attrac ive  than usual. ;'* Money is apparently  ;,    more, plentiful:with all as is'testified  by the quantity;of/good i hings purchased., and the large,\attendances  , \which have gathered at the numerous   entertainments ��������� whkli " have  - ''taken place tliis month,- in fact, the'-  ���������''Christmas ^..spirit   seems   to, -have  '.\ made itself felt everywhere in--iak-,  ing'leaveorthe'Oid y war,'arid' ex--*'  ��������� ' tending "a" heartS'"welcome   to^the'  ", ne-.v.- u The.churches celebrated-the  ? -holy^aiid-festiyevseasori with divine^  "-   worship1, ai^f/exhortations' to, the'-  faithful"''''Peace 6'n5eHrth.-and good.  -.*��������� Uvill to^n-en"*-In- wishing our fel-  ' Mow ibwhspebpleja Me'ri.yjXmas and *  .   Happy and'Prosperous-������New .Year;  >.r-    -''   thr; '"���������''News'<" y' wishes' 'to' heartily  AA    ���������     thank*-its"' 'friends- for   substantial  '��������� favors*of' the season. ���������       "���������   ��������� -*   ��������� _   , *  NANAIMO 'CdlNEB.S UNION.  The Nanaimo Miners' Uuion has  affiliated with the Western (American) Federation of Miners, a,power:  ful and recognized labor,"organisation. Mr Ralph Smith;, M.P.P.,  object p to the'course.taken by the  Nanaimo Union in' affiliating with"  an American organisation, and has  resigned hisrpo-ition as secretary ->f  that Union, which lie has held for,  some years. No one doubts Mr  Smith's patriotism; and possibly as  a member ol the Dominion House  oi Commons, in [which he is supposed to be a representative of the  " labor " element, he may be justified in the course he has taken. It  must be admitted, however,- that  Nanaimo Miners' Union, in affiliating with the Western Federation  of Miners has taken a prober course  Not to have done so would have  shut its .members out from a yery  large and profitable field of labor in  the United States, which they can  now share on equal terms with  their American brethren. The International American Typographical Union is an object lesson in  this respect, with its numerous  subordinate Unions throughout the  United States and he D'-minion of  Canada. A man's nationality is  not considered when making application for membership, and his  working card jiives him the right of  employment in every city in the  United States and the Dominion of  Canada where union offices exist.  Men's Overcoats and Boys' Suits  to clear at reduced'prices, at Moore  xfeCo's.  Nanaimo Collieries Sold  The new Vancouver Coal Co. have  sold their collieries to the. Western  Coal Co. of San Francisco, wi h a  capital of $1,500,000. The sale includes all the property of the Vancouver Coal Co. at Nanaimo, includes the "barges, bunkers and  other plant of Rosenfield'y Sons in  San Francisco, and the business of.  J. 0. Wilson & Co., and Howard &  Co. of Oakland. The new officers  named are John L, Howard, president: Jas. B. Smith, vice-president"  D. C. Noreross, secretary, and it id  reported the Company wi 11 increase  the capacity of the mines at Nanaimo immediately.  On Christmas night the long expected, match between the Nanaimo"  Nationals,'and1 a, jucke"d team from  the Cumberland   Association,  was'  played  in.'^the^ Cumberland " Hall."  "The"visiting team.-tfas composed of  the following-rr-.W.^Steele,   C. Quig-  ley, M.' McAnce- E: McGregor and  J. Grey.,   Manager, ^. Dick ; Umpire, C. Bate. ./The Cumberlands  were^H.-,Farmer, M.Coe,  Ii, Coe,  "T.. Whyte and .W. Haym.-m.     U m-  pire; ���������J.   Horbury.;    Referee,. Dr.  -.Gillespie.-''   ���������<  y;A/    ' -\    ,r  The visitors put up-a strong  game/and played good clean xball,  making very fine combination Woik  at times. At half time the.^score  stood 8 to 2 in their favour, and  things'looked bad for ;our,boys.  However, they madejjp" tKeir minds  to do or die, and after- some hard*  ihdividual^play by Farmer and M.  Coe,,backed "upJn good style by the'  "others, the'fcore was, tied w-Hen/the  whittle'blew,' .at. 10, all.     'After- a  short intermission, . play  was   re,-*  burned. , and'   the   game   won'  by.  Farmer scoring,   AVe must say that  -the  last half .was '-��������� rat her rougher-  than skilled, and'wouldeauiion our'  , boys to restrain their ardor just a  little   bit, .especially when , playing -  with visitors v\ tio 'play the -gcntle-  'mahly game that'the Nation a Is'do.  WKhen   pl.iyijig amongst .ourselves,'*  everythitiggoeP, and- the* more goes  ' the merrier.   'Not that we  mean u>'  ��������� suggest,'that" there "was aiiv laten-*  ti>>nal roughness,'but that ihere v\as  rather "more  f()ice  thari sc.ence in1  "the last half through-natural ex-,  citenient. It w<juld be well tor the  Athletic Association to check the  horde of small b-iys in shouting,  stamping, and whistling This is' a<  decided nuisance to/spectators. The  practice of roasting visiting players  when about to make a shot, is to be  dt-p-ecated.��������� Incidentally, we noticed a few kids old enough to vote  taking part in this delectable pan-  time.  A dance was given after the game  at which the visitors seemed to enjoy themselves, and whether it was  on ace >unt of this, or whether they  became enamoured of our city���������or  i'B daughters, but when the train  pulled out ,at 7 p.m. for'Nanaimo,  the visitors were not aboard, and as  a consequence, have had to spend a  whole week with us. Oa Friday  evening they played the following  five���������T. Carey, M. Coe, A. McNeill,  N. Walker and H. Farmer, defeating them by -12 to 3. They pi'ayed  the 'original team last night, but  the result could net be learned by  press time.  The visitors leave to day for home  carrying with them the good wishes  of the boys���������and girls.  Some subpcriber, last week enclosed to this office, two clippings of  the tax sale for January 5th, asking  for the correct date as one was dated through an error of setting 15  instead of 5. . As no name was subscribed to the request, we are at a  loss to know who the enquirer is,  so take this.opportunity of informing him that the corrected date,  January 5th, is the one.  Tea Sets, . Dinner Sets, Wine  Glasses, Fancy Cups and Saucers,  Jardineres, &c, at Moore & Co's  ��������� NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an  application will be made to 'the Legislative  . Assembly of the Province of Britsh Columbia, at its next/sittings, for a "(Private  Bill; to incorporate a Company to build,'  equip, maintain, and operate a lino of Railway, of standard or other gauge, with any  kind of motive power. * *"���������  From a point at or near the mouth of  Adam's Kiver, ou Vancouver Island; thence  south-westerly by the most feasible route to  the valley < t the Kla-ance River;' thence  ��������� south-westerly by the most feasible .route,  to a point at or near the mouth' of Gold  River ou the West Coast of Vancouver Island; and from a point on the s id line of  Railway at or(' near Davie River, by'the  most feasible route to' a point at or near j  Hecate Channel on the Weit Coast of, Vancouver Island.  , With power to .-construct, operate and'  maintain branch lines to any point within  20 miles of the main line of the said railway  Dated  at  Vancouver,", this. 25th 'day' of  November, a d., 1902.  , , d "a. macdonell,  1 -    - Solicitor foh Applicants/- ���������  10 12 02   6t  Dimsnrair Avenue,  Cumberland, B.Bi  lS$^-rt-', Jg'JI  /M-i'4tm  i. w ,^{ nil  ���������   ' vj^j&S'-V ."i  ���������',' #^>,i'hl  ���������    WiAx������t,m  m-mt  11 rJ  <yi  NOTICE IS   HEREBY GIVEN  that ap-  * >    -       i *  plioati'in will be made to the 'Parliament of  ^Canada at its next session for.ari Act incorporating a companv to be known as the  ' 'BriHs.h Columbia Northern and Maclsenz'e  Valley Railway Company,", with power to  construct,, equio. maintain and operate'a'  line oft railway of fuch guage, method of  construction and motive 'power a������- mav-be  ;d(-cide<riipon by the Company with' the'ap-  n'roval' ,of   the, Covernor-Gnneral-inTOoiinc il,  ,,       '    --- '   11  'i   I.-'/ ���������, .   ,        ' \ ,i        'I,  from N&soga*Crulf or somp'other convp'nSent  pnint  at or   ne>������r. the  mouth   of  tbe Naas  -    .'     -' ' -  River rin  British  Columbia  )iy \yay of the  tNaas and Stikme Rivers to D"asa Lal<o a^d  thence bv way of^Dease River to the confluence "of .the Liard and Mackenzie Rivers, and  from Dfase ,Lake to Telea;r5-ph Creek and  from the confluence ofJthe Li������.rd and M-.e-  kenzie Rivers bywayof the Liard, Polly,  and Stewart Rivers to Diw-on, Yukon Territory; also from Dease.Lake(or" some con-'  venient point on  its  line South thereof to  , the Eastern boundary of the Province, with  power to connect with or make traffic arrangements with other railways; also to  build and operate' steamships and river  steamers, to construct and, operate,telegraph and telephone lines, to acquire water  rights and exercise- tlie rights of a power  company under "Part IV" of the '*Water  Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," to accept  bonuses or aids from any government, municipal corporation, - company or individual**;  to generate electricity for the supply of light,  heat and power, and to exercise such othor  powers and privileges as are incidental'to or  necessary to the beneticient carrying out  the above undertaking.  Dated at Victoria,  B.C.,  December 1st,  1902.  CHARLES H. LUGRIN,  Solicitor for Applicants.  24 12 02   8t    -  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application will he, made to the Lgeislative  Assembly of British Columbia at its next  session for an Act incorporating a company  to be( known as the " British Columbia  Northern and Mackenzie Valley Railway  Company," with power to construct, equip,  maintain and operate a line of railway of  such gauge, method of construction and  motive power as may be decided upon by  the said Company with the approval of the  Lieutenant-GovernoT-iu-Couucil from Naso-  ga Gulf or some other convenient point at  or near the mouth of the Naas River in  i British Columbia,   thence  by way  of  the  NOW IS'YOUR OPPORTUNITY to select your      ���������  Xmas Presents.    ,Something, new each' boat in "  /,       A  SILVER  AND  CUT .GLASS, ARTICLES,''   _        ; '     A  \.    /LEATHER,,'- TOILET CASES,     PURSES'-     "/'v',/  AND   CARD CASES    ...    .  fat V   U  ' \   ���������'<   i  PERFUME .op;the', MOST DELICATE .ODOURS  ��������� i,  ALSO   A  'PINE   3TOCK"OF.    ' '  " -��������� ' .    . i,  NEW, -  FRESENTATION   -��������� BOOKS.   J  GIVE US  A CALL-*AND INSPECT THEM.  ��������� '  Is ���������  A*\!  : ���������������'���������' a  , r   >K..*Kty   Si  :���������< *.;  ���������  ''..'. ''-A. "B.  Dunsrnuir Avenue,  -P&AVE.Y,-.:   ������������������;.'������ .-��������� y  v,     a Cumberland- B.-Ci  y.briKta  "Hi$m  ara  Air  Dry  SVstemv%l  o  tP(^j. r-T^tt^v   --''''>)>������������������ --,���������>*���������������������������.,,, I UF������JT v t m . * " *  r'/facilities -for,"* S^orinc ,-Perishable'-Artitles 'are Vow-a " A'v."?i,  uplfte. - '������������������   Eggs, ' Butter,' Ga'me,> F.owl-;.antl  .Meats", of  "!"!     'A*  kinds Stored at" Reasonable   Rates  ^   v  AVAf'D will be paid for .information .leading.,tfr". thereon  ���������"    vicion'of persons appropriating or de^trtiyingv-our-l^eer-Keg  Phone    27.  UNION  BREW! N G 'GO'.^jL^pA  P,���������0-.DraWer  .DTJNSMUIH STREET  45  ���������Na������s and Stikine Rivers to De-j^e Lake and  thence by \v,vy of the   Dease  River  to the  Northern   boundary  of  the "Province,  and  from a point at or near Dea^e L%ke to Tele-  i.raph Creek: also from Dea-<e Lako or some  convenient point on its line south thereof to  the Eastern boundary of the Province, with  .power to connect with or  make  traffic   ar.  ran*-������ement9l with other  railway s ;   also  to  build   and  operate   steamships   and   river  Bfceamers, to construct a>'d operate telegraph  "and telephone lines, to acquire water, righ'ta  and exercise the right*- of, a'power company  under "Part IV ''^of the ".Water Clauses  Consolidation Act, 1897," to accept bonuses  or  aids  from  any  government,   municipal  corporation,   company   or individuals;    to  , generate electricity for the supply of light,  heai and power, and to exercise such other  powers and privileges as are incidental to or  necessary to the boneficient carrying out of  the above undertaking.  Dated at Victoria,   B.C.,   December 1st,  1902.  CHARLES H. LUGRIN,  Sflicitor for Applicants.  24 12 02   6t  Start ihe>/New Year night  and it will End Right,  r^OMMENC NG SATURDAY, JANUARY-.-3rdf 1903, I  V*5 will give with every dollar's worth purchased a PREMIUM TICKET valued at 10 cents. These tickets are  redeemable in Books. Keep your tickets and as soon as they  amount to the price of the book you want hand them in and  take the book free. This is a grand chance to get'-a .'Good.  Set of Bookb tviihout costing;you a cent. The Price of the  Bouk's is from $1.75 to $4.oo.        Call and see them.  STANLEY fl. R1GGS-  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application . will be made to the Legislative Assembly of'the Province of British Columbia  at its next session for an Act to incorporate  a Company with powertolay out, construct,  equip, operate by steam, electricity, or  other motive power,-and maintain a single  or double track standard or narrow guage  railway (a) from a point on the, coast at or  near Burke Channel or Bentinck Arm, then  by way of the Bella Coola River, Palmer's  Trail and Black Water River to the Pine  River Pass'or Yellowhead Pass, or both,  thence to the Eastern boundary of the sai<J  Province, '(b). and from a point St or near  where the line of the railway mentioned  above intersects the one hundred and twenty fifth meridian to a point on Burrard Inlet;  and with further power to build, construct,  equip, maintain and operate as aforesaid  branch lines of the said railway not exceeding 150 miles in length ; and with power to  build and operate tramways in connection  therewith; and with power to construct,  equip,   maintain and operate all necessary  roads, < bridges, ways/lferries^ steamboa: ,  wharves, docks, elevators,, warehouse--.  hotels, depots and coalJl>unkors;Aand with  power to-* build, ownf eoMiipA<op������-rAte ������nd  mamtaiu telegraph and telephone lines in .  connect,ion with the,'said railway,*' or its  branches, and to construct, .ec-uip,',, main tain  and operate branch lines fa connection'with  the said telegraph and telephone lines; "s.ud  wish-power to' carry on a general transport*"  tation business; and to build and operate  all kinds of plant for the purpose of supplying light, heat/ electricity, or any kind of  motive power; and to acquire lands, bonuses,  privileges, or other aids from any Government, Municipalities, persons or other  bodies corporate, and with* power to carry  on a^ general Express business, and to promote companies, and to make traffic or  other arrangements with railway, steam-  boat or other companies; and with power  to constructj acquire, ops-rate and dispose of  smelters, redaction, refining, concentrating  or other works for the handling and treatment of ores, and to acquire, operate and  dispose of coal lands, and witli power to expropriate lands for the purposes of the Company, aud to take such power-- as are given  to Companies under. Part 4 of the "Water  Clauses Consolidation Act, 1S97;'? and  with power to levy and collect tolls from.all  perHon3 using, and, on all: freight passing  over any such railways, tramways, 'wharve������,j  or vessels..owned or operated by the Company; and with power to build wagon  roads to be used in the construction of the  said railway, and in advance of the same;'.'.':  and to levy and collect tolls from all persons  using, and on all freight passing over any  such roads built for the Company, whether ���������)  before or after construction of the railway;  and with power to. sell out it's undertaking,  and to purchase the undertaking of any :  other company; and with all other usual,  necessary or incidental rights, powers or  privileges as may be\n cesuarv or conducive  to the above objects or any ifc them.  Dated  at  Victoria,   B.C., this. 2nd  day,,  of December, a.d., 1902. ������   A  ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  17 12 02   6b  Vli  \l  y  I  I

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