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 w  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.  B. C. SATURDAY, FE3���������<3rd,   1900  HERE'S    A    GOOD   BIT   OF  GOOD FOR A   LITTLE   BIT  C*  2ggJ?gfeag^d^^^ggggSg������^2������S@S������e&������������ sg^^S������gg2gf@Sg^sg3?3g^  -*-&���������  Jjf y#i  a  o  ,-   CARPETS,      LINOLIUMS,        CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  Mouse Furnishings of all   Kinds, in   the  Latest   Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading Manufacturers throughout the wet Id.  SAMPLES  FREE ON  REQUEST.  II  Our now Six Story Show Rooms are conceded to be the fct'  most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment j$  i.i all Canada.    Go ate and see us when in Victoria. ft)  k  !  8  ZXttrite to  Complete Furnishers,  tier oros,  Samples  tfvec on  'Ikeqne&t.  VICTORIA, b. c.  O^g&SSSg^'?^^^  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and   rail-  way cars  of   tho   Union   Colliery  ���������Company by any   person   <-r   p-r-  sons���������except train crew���������is stricily  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject t-j dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis 3. Little  Manager.  es.f jay.  A Calico Ball  WILL BE HELD IN .CUMBER-  LANi>THALL, WEDNESDAY  :  NIGHT. FEBRUARY, 14  !ics to be  dressed in  calico and  ri NOTICE.  4 Having disposed of the Cumber-  l*LAtfD News to Mr. W. B. Anderson  $1 bejj to  solicit for him a oontinu-'  tilt o  lance of the patronage' ae-ord-ed to  f paper   in the* past.    All    account's  ���������due the   News &re t > be paid to Mr  Anderson.  M, Er BlSSETT.  t&umherlaAd;JB. C., Feb. 2>, 1,9.00  to forward a calico necktie or rosette'  of t-',ie ,s,-me material (in a sealed  envelop*-) to "Mrs Hudson ���������Cumber-  ; land Hotel before the dance be^'ns.  Good music and first classs re-  fsei brents.  admission:  Gentlemen, $1.00 Ladies "Free  FOR   SALE���������A   Mexican   saddle  -and ibiidle.    Apply at this office.  iT  ' Ottawa, SO.���������Dr. , Borden wired  that'British * Columbia's offer of a  separate 'Corps for .Africa has heen  accented, it consist's of 177 officer?  and in en.    ��������� ��������� ���������   '  London, 30.���������Despatch from Kim  berly says the b'onibardment still  continues. Between;midnight and  4 p. m. yesterda/y 140 shells were  fired." Tney seem-.to have been of  Transvaal make by. 'not bursting ,  widely.'  1 killed ind 4 wounded.  Spear srnan, "241-fCasualties, a-  m'ong officers'on ;'Jan. -24 were 22  and 20 wounded/' m";      - -'������ '  London- 29,'���������The usual attempts  to mend seriousness'o'f situation iiA  South Africa - are entirely   lacking  this afterndonV" There "is no sign-of,  a on the part of leader's, of public o-  pinion   to   disguise^the   ugly fact  their   is^every   disposition  'to face  the Afield   difficulties] and ' discover  the   best way   ou������", In   short   all  hopes of speedy: relief of Ladysmith  have been abandoned; ai?d now the  shif������inn,.of' the theatie . of war Irom  the.roeky kopjies of r^atal to tbe^o-  pe'n veldt of Free Stale takes place.  Another- long -pause'' is inevitable'  unless  Boers assume ' the offensive  becau'se<if*Buller_does again try to  reach    Lad}' siiii thrift he   planning  will take sbme time.*-A, ;   , -  - * Feere.Camp:  S&'X^Me-senger, has  i us't 'arrived here flea&i) *g 'Buller in  i,.is new position   south of "the'Tu-  gela to which they' letreated inconsequence of   the revt-rse  at Spiens-  korp.    The fighting <botb before and  after the occupation  of'the mountain was of a most desperate character.    Where the  enemy was concealed was in no fewer than 75 rifle  pits and they  were   enabled to fire  upon our   men   with   a damaging  cross fire.    The   ridge   held by our  men   was faced    by a   number   of  strong little  kopjies   at all   angles  whence the Boers sent a concentred  fire from their   rifles supportsd by  their long   range   guns. ' With the  -machine guns and   rifles the summit   was converted   into   a   -hell.  Shells exploded continually in our  ranks and'the rifle fire from an unseen enemy was appalling.    Re-in  forcemen's were hurried up bj'W.ir-  ren   but they had   to cross   a level  stretch   of ground   torn by   flying  led.    An   unfinished   trench  gave  ihem   shelter as tne   enemy's machine guna   were ranged   upon the  place that often   16 shells fell in a  minute-    No man could   hold,such  apposition.    Gen.   Bullfer's   opera-  lion has cost '9.12 men   so far  officially reported in ten days.    Apply  ing to the 206   Spienskorp casualties reported to-day the rule of proportion and loss of. officers indicate  probab'y 500 ca-ualities to roport.  London, 31���������Cape Town corres-  ���������'������������������onclent telegraphing yesterday  sa}rs: Gen. Buller yesterday reyd  following message from ihe Queen  to Sir.Charles Warren's forces: "I  must-express my admiration of the  troops during the past, especial!}7,  of these regiments you specify and  of the accomplishment, of your ar-  dous m:arch." Buller told the men  thxit they   ought not  to   think be  cause they retired from   theis posi-     horse will commence Monday.    Br  tions that all then*  work was of no j C. will .send 14G men.   -  avail.    On,the contrary,   hisopin-  ��������� *"  ion was that tney had 'gained the  key of the road to Ladysmith, in  which he honed to be ������',ithin a week.  Cape Town, 31.���������Despatch fioni.  Lad3>>-initti says nil well and sickness rapidly decreasing. Bui lor's  guns'can be heard bombarding the ,  ������ y ������ V  Boers.    The town is ^afe for a' time  to come.        " -,',.,  London, 31.���������Buller rojor's oas-  ualaiies to non-commis-ioned ofil-  cert and men in two actions on the  20th and , men were   17 killed 233  <  wou'nde'd1 and six missing.    '  London, 31.���������Offimo-s who served  under White  in India   declare the  ' - '"  commander of Ladysmith garrison  will make a strong   effort and will  cut his   way out if   he suspects an  border   to, surrender   is   about   to  reac hhiua.  London, 31.���������Despatch ' from  Roberts says there is no change iii  the situation.      "','*. ,_  Lorenzo Marques, 29:���������-Special"  from Pretoria says a collession oc-  cured at   Crocodile Point   between  c *  " - V t j *  Boer outposts and British who were  in'   overwhelming   numbers.     The  Burghers   droi'e the   British  from  theii\  positions.    Two   Boers were  wounded.-  < '��������� -i        t        i  - Belmont, 1.--I  storm.reconnais-"  ance of 500 Canadians and Austia-  .liana -ieft for Treder- dristict .and  Jou':d the euen������y in ,>force at Baden-  Wester ti.'s The column under Col.  Boyd, commander at Belmont made  a permaneut^advam e to the post of  Richmond,   12-miles   west  of Belmont and a company of Canadians  with a   mounted forcd   will be left  to garrison the post from' which an  advance   can be made to  clear out  rebels from that district,  Cape Town, 30.���������Buller still  hoLls the Tugela drifts and will renew his attempts to force the ene-  mir's lines. Ladysmtth is capable  of holding out for a considerable  time.  London, 1.���������Tlie St. James Gazette received a despatch from good  a uthority that Buller has crossed  the Tugela at three different points  and is pushing operations.  London, 1.���������Sudden orders were  issued at Aldershot this afternoon  for embarkation to the Cape of the  Fouith Cavalry.  Ladysmith, 28.���������Tlie garrison is  cheer}7.'"'The . hiJls around are a-  gain full of men f om the Tugela.  . TheBoers have taken up a new po-  sition at Colenso where they are.in  grdat force and more are arriving.  Pretoria, 29.���������It is official.}7 an-  nounc--d' that the catualities a.i  Sp.eirKop were 54 killed and 120  wounded. ��������� <  Buller, saye: "Colteney was, the  officer who. ordered the retirement  at Spien Kop, It is due to him I  say that he saved a difficult situation. No blame .can be' attached to  him. ��������� Ws. filed down steadily but  ia perfect order. King's Royal  Colonel was struck down at the moment a message to retire was handed to him.  Victoria, 1.���������Information received to-day from Ottawa to the effect  that   recruiting     for   Strathornes  '   London, 2,���������following  from the '  front: Col. Miles has been appointed chiof of Buffer's staff.    TheBoe?-* '  are   still    constructing    defensive  works opposite Potgrits.    AJ strong  cavalry   reconnaisance    proceedecj r  tp clay westward in the vicinity of ' '  Hongers Spiuit.  London, 2- Repprted Buller has /  ���������crossed   the Tugela and is  fighting'   <  all day.    The   War Office   has no*, '[  news of his movements but the pa-.- '  pers say it has no reason   to doubt '  tlie   information although Buller's'  exact position is not known, f''   '' ' *  Spearsman, S0-���������The natives as- ' '  'sertthat   Gem Joubert   was" killed. >.  byva shell outside of Ladysmith; -.,   , ,  ���������������    London,   1.���������Accounts of- Battle!' *'  of Spion   Kop continue to come in,' '; J  All testify to the terrific. Boer fire I  Several estimates are that - the total   r  dosses will amount to 1)500'men'.- '\ .'.  torenzo "Marques,   1���������Informa-'. '-  atiom" has, been received frorh Trans* '"  vaal that War'Dept.  is  convinced \!  thHt it   would be ' useless .to 'storra'  Ladysmith.'   It ,has decided, on a-  .olWertaoUc^uge-^ntiy  ; lies of timber and sand   have.been, f  sent to  dam 'the Kelp'1 Hiver, some'- <-  miles'below Ladysmith." The idea-;  is to flood   the town and  drive" the \  soldiers   out and   expose  them' to* ^  shell fire.^      A- *������������������ "* -    5, ���������"   '- il  Ladysmith, 30.'���������AlTis quiet hero"'"'  .Long.Tom - ������occasionally, -fires* on^''  Ltidysmith.    The death - inv L-tdy-  smitl?    of  feaver  ane other caupe  must he enormous as we can clearly  see them burying corpses daily.  Spearsman  Camp.   2.���������Dundon  als reconnarssance proceeded-, to-d^ay /  westward and .found the road* clear   '  enemy not seen.  Spearsman Camp, 1.���������Gen Warren^ force crossed the Tughla' without loss but got away  none to soon.  Boer 15 pounder fi/eing at thecav  ealy column as it w s retiring.  The Boers are mounting another  big gun lo fire on Ladysmith.  "-Victoria, 2.���������A brief [telegram received yesterday contained the sad  news of the    death of     Alexander  Dunsrnuir. Disceased    had been ill"  for some time aged 42 years.  Mr Jas   Dunsnuir    M.P.P, is on.  his way to New York.  i".  wi  5~-  ffl  .   -5     '  , ^ARIJSTY.  "The Very Spice of Life."  ���������     A  In the Drakensburg Mountains,  in Natal, is a natural formation  known as Napoleon's Kop- It  gives an excellent bust representa*-  t.io" of the little CoiporaL  Janesville, Wis., is the most important tobaf-vo market' .in the  Northwest. There are twenty-two  tobacco warehouses in the ci'y,  handling thousands of cases an������-  nually.  As will be seen by his ad in an*  other column, Mr. W. B. Finley  will be in ' town again the 21 st������.."'.  Mr. Finley is an artist of recognized ability as is evidenced by the  fact that the ��������� Provincial Government has a]3pointed him to prepare  a series of photos to be forwarded:  to the Paris Exposition,  \ ..SJ.I-  OBEYED ORDERS.  r..-'  Indeed He Followed Kis Instructions  Too Well.  "A man needs a good nblebodied  imagination in the theatrical business." said iin old time manager. "Hie  , trade is to appeal to the public fancy,  and naturally his statements become  more or les# flowery and iiguratiye,  but after you,once get them gauged  you're all right. I remember recently  talking to the proprietor of a house up  in Ohio who said that he always liked  to do business with  Mr.   because,  he could depend implicitly on anything  he said.    I was surprised.  " 'Why, my dear man,' I exclaimed,  'don't you know ���������- has the reputation  of being the biggest liar iu the profession ?'  "'Oh, yes,' he replied, 'but l/always  divide anything he says,by 4 and then  take the cube root.'  "That was a good scheme and. reminds me, by the way. that it Is very-  difficult for any manager to tell the  exact bald .truth aJ>out the receipts  of an engagement. He feels it his  duty to put on a few embellishments,  as they do when they send in reports of  Filipino mortality on tbe firing line.  "A friend of mine-who has a theater  in, Minnesota and who is a very truthful man in private life was in New  York lately and before leaving home  told a new treasurer he bad'just employed to wire him a daily report of  business and be sure to raise the receipts ."5300 each time, so he could  show the mi ssages to his friends.  "The day of his arrival he dropped  into Klaw & Wrlanger's office to have  a chat.  ��������� "'Well. Billy.' said Mr. Erlanger,  'what kind of business are you doing  out at your place?' ������������������  "Just then the telegraph boy came In  with a message, far -the visitor, and he  saw a chance to make a hit.  " 'This must be my report.' said he.  handing over the envelope.    'Open  it  and see for yourself.'  *   '  "Erlanger tore it open and read this:  "William Smith, New'Vork:  "Receipts  last  night,  $401.   ��������� Raised  it  $300 as  per your request. Petf.h Jongs. Treasurer."  ���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  ascus  ARVEJT  HJ.AUl������jTj  [Copyright, lS03,'by tho Author.]  " Are you a somnambulist," continued thp clergyman, in the. same tone oi  grentlo reproach, -'or are you perhaps,  like  me,  troubled with sleeplessness ?"  Brun would have liked to slip through  this loophole, but knowing- how little it  would avail him, he remained speechless.  "But I must insist upon an explanation," his host resumed, with a dawning- dread in his eyes. But before he  could continue he was startled, by the  si*Tht of his daughter, who came forward, and, placing herself at Brun's  i-ido, seized his hand und said :���������'  " Mr. Brun and I love each other,  father, and it is I who am to blame  for  his  being here."  She looked so noble in her fearless  avowal of her love that Bi>n, warmed by his admiration for her, found  his voice, and repeated :  " Yes, we love each other."  A vaguely apologetic note was. however, yet discernible to a sensitive oar,'  thoug*h Hulda was determined not to  hear it.  The  pastor,   his' face  distorted   with  a1 vivid   pain,   stood  for  a  long  while  anom-er moncn.-  " Then you have, properly speaking,  no profession ?"  " Well���������that is to say���������as yet 'no  final profession���������which I mean \ to  abide b*\ But I have my art, to which  I mean to devote my life as soon as  T am my own master."  ������������������But'that will require a long apprenticeship, will it not ?"  "Well,,yes, to be pure; it requires,  propeTly speaking,  all  one's  life as au  i Wtiat Tliey Were.  ,, "What have you in all those large  bundles stacked up in the hall?" asked  the young woman who was having her  first view of the newspaper plant.  ��������� "Those," said the editor, "are some  of-the poems on Indian-summer that I-  shall not ,be able to use."���������Chicago  Times-Herald. ���������  A, Hf" Opportunity.      ,  "I can't find words sufficient to express my gratitude for the honor thus  couvcyed." began the politician.  "Now is the time to subscribe for one  of my Universal Dictionaries," shouted  a book agent in the crowd.��������� Philadelphia North American.  .!������������  CR'G'lT'3 DISEASE, DROPSY, DIABETES,  AND ALL KIDNEY ANO L1VEII DISORDERS ARE POSITIVELY CURED BY  DR. CHASE'S  RiDNEY-LtViR PILLS.  Bripht's dis-.ase is, with the single exception o' consumption, the. mnsc lata]  of di.-o ������si'S. Jt is what might be cnliud  cousT-mption ot the kidneys���������a gradual  wasting away .of the tissues. Iu its bitter sia-.������������������*���������., hngin's Dis use oan never  be emvf"!, for the tissues when once du  cayesl can never bo restored.  Kid !-y Disease, which is iirst. indicated ly backache, deposits, iu the  urine, an iriegr.Lir or painful urination, iri sure to develop into Bright's  Disease it neglected.- No diseases are  so terribly painful aud deadly in their  nsnits as kidney diseases. Diseased  ���������kidneys means j-oisau to the whole sys-  te  i and endless complications.  Science bus never known a n.ore  eiAotiyo remedy for diseases of the kidneys than Dr. . Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills. No physician was ever so soc-  ce-jsl'ul in curing kidney ailments <*is  was Dr. Oha-e with this very same prescription which is now put up in pill  form and known as Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.  They act directly and naturally on  the kidneys, giving them new vigor  aud activity and completely eradicating  irom the system the last; traces of kidney disease. They positively cure backache., lumbago and rheumatism, nnd  unless the kidneys are waste d away  will stop the decay and cure Brtght's  Disease. One pill a dose, 25 cents a  box. at all dealers, or by mail on receipt of price by Eduianson', Bates and  Co., Toronto.  T;r.Shaso's Syrup*of Iiin*-ceclrfinAJParpcnfeino  is 'mother's favorite leniedy fowjjbronchitis  .���������Lstlunn.. tramp, whooping coughs Eftiu all kinds  of e.xighs and colds.  gazing mournfully upon tho two, and  his hand trembled so that the candle  was on  the point of falling.  " Daughter," he said at last, with a  sigh which was almost a groan, "I  trusted, you, and���������and���������you<. have de-  reived me."  " No. father," she answered, proudly,  " I have never deceived you."  The ring of candour in ' her voice  reassuredc him somewhat, and holding  the candle close to her face he looked  irto her eyes ssarchingly, and muttered :���������  ��������� " No, no;  those eyes are truthful.    Tt  cannot be."  He stood for another minute' or two  lest in thought. Then shaking bis  head   disconsolately,   he  asked :���������  ~ 36-at now is mis to end, aaugtaw >  Your mother and I both supposed you  were engaged ,to Mr. Falck."  " I am not engaged to Mr. Falck,"  she declared, with spirit. " I never  leved Mr. Falck, and I never professed  to love him. It was mother who compelled me to accept him in order to  pay for Fritz's education, and I should  have gone and sacrificed- my life if  Mr. Brun had not come and saved  me." '   '  There was something so startlingly  novel in. this view of the subject that  the pastor was, quite bewildered. He  felt as if a' package of firecrackers  were being exploded about his ears. He  had been prepared' to accuse,' to reprove, 'to sit in judgment, .and here was  the ground suddenly' shifted under his  feet,, and he was himself the delinquent. Somehow the impression grew  upon him that this was an extremely  complicated affair, and much, too intricate for his unskilled hands to un-  1-aVel. He would almost have been  tempted to leave the young people to  finish their tete-a-tete undisturbed if  his conscience had not vaguely reminded him that the proprieties as  veil f.s his parental duty required him  to remain. He therefore placed the  ���������candle upon the table, threw a log  on the .ire, and seated himself with  a rerplexed air, on the sofa.  ' " Tt may be," he began, resting his  troubled gaze upon his daughter,  " that T have not heen a?���������as���������vigilant  as  T  ought  to have been."  The hint of self-accusation in this remark, and the strange, sad resignation  in  his  ej-es   touched  the girl,   and  she  Plopped  up  to  him,  knelt down at  his |  krif-es. ar.d put her head in his lap.  " You don'c know, father, dear, how  a young girl fools." sho said, with an  earnest endeavour to explain. "You do  not know, you cannot dream, how terrible the thought is to her to spend her  whole life i* intimate companionship  with one whom Fho does not love. Until Olaf came I did not know myself  what an awful degradation was implied  in my promise- to marrv Mr. Falck. "It  would have made rne hard and wicked,  father. It would have made me hate  all the wmld. if. having learned what  it is to love, I" had beon compelled to  wu'Mo in misery the precious years  which might have been given to happiness."  The pastor nodded slowly to himself  as   if   conceding   each   point   that   she  made, while he stroked her dishevelled  hair, and murmured, compassionately :  " Poor child, poor child."  Air.   Bi'i'n  in  the  meanwhile,   with a  vp.gue fipsse of being de, trop. had seated himscT** in an easy chair and lighted  i a cigarette. .Though he was relieved of.  anxiety, he was a- trifle annoyed at the  turn   things  had  taken.       He  admired  this girl, to'be .sure: nay. he was in love  ��������� with h������r, and might in time havo made  UP  his mind to marry her.    But, truth  to tell, he did not quite relish the idea  of having his hand  forced, us it were,  and being irretrievably committed to an  engagement which, though cmuemplated, had not been definitely down on hia  programme.    Yet as there wan no help  for*it  he  would  have  to  stand  by  his  actions  and  reap   the  consenue:ic*-.-s  of  his folly.   .He had been in similar situations before, and dexterously extricated  himself.    But then his heart had  been  buit 'little concerned; and -the'ladies in  question had been what meteorites are  to   planets   in -comparison    with     this  beautiful valkyrie of a girl, who seemed  as far above all tha pettiness which he  had  boen  wont  to regard  as  feminine  as the eagle's flight is above the flutter  of   the   sparrow's.     He   did   not doubt  that be loved her as sincerely aa he was  capable   of   loving   anybody.      But   he  still regretted, in  an unconfessed way,  the ease of his conquest, and nursed in  a mood of sentimental discontent a dim  notion that an artist must have no mistress but his art, and that if by any un-  l'-icky  chance he  acquired  another his  first allegiance to the muse yet remains  unimpaired.  He was aroused from t&is unprofitable   reverie   by   t*������:e   pastor's   voice.'  " May I ask you, Mr. Brun," he was  saying, " what your plans are for the  future ?"  " Well. Mr. Pastor," the engineer  answered, clearing his throat, " I confess I have no very de������nite plans at  present except to abandon engineering,  and take up art as soon as I have  reached my majority, which will be in  He -placed tha cantJlc upon the tabic.  o  apprenticeship."  The "pastor, who was not given to  subtleties, accepted this statement in  a Pickwickian s-ense. Though he sympathized with his daughter,, he congratulated 'himself that he had not  committed himself' to approval of this  quixotic  engagement.  " As I understand it, then, - Mr.  Brun," be' said, rising, and seizing the  candlestick,- " you have betrothed yourself to my daughter without consulting -her, parents or troubling yourself  to  obtain their - approval ?"        *  " But. father, you know, Olaf didn'-t  know." o  " Hush, child. I wish to know' -if Mr:  Brun thinks his conduct honourable."  " With you-r permission, Mr. Pastor,"  said ,Brun, rising carelessly, and flinging the stum>p of his cigarette into the  stove, " we will discuss tliat phase  of the question to-rrJorrow."  He did not mean to be impei-tinent,'  but the' pastor's mildness somehow >  gave him- 'courage to assert himself.  A youthful .arrogance which became  him well gave a certain empressement  to his conduct, and invested even Ms  foolish actions with a certain charm.  " I will bid you good-nighit," he went  on, as no one had replied to liis previous- suggestion, and with a somewihat  florid bow, he opened the d-oor to the  hall, and his retreating- footsteps reechoed through the empty corridors. -  ���������  paralyzing force "of .the blow deprived  her  for  the  moment  of  the  power  of  thought.     She  Celt stunned, tremulous,  and a trifle chilly.    The naked nymphs  of  Diana, on   the  panel   of    the  stove  seemed to  meek her,  and all  familiar  things, assumed   a  sudden  strangeness  and  irresponsibility.'      Magda,    aching  with   sympathy,   but   rebutted   bv   her  sister's   silence,   -opened   the   door,   at  which   a   tongue ��������� of   flame   leaped  out  from .the  draft   hole.      The  drip,   drip,  drip of the waterspout became importunate,   intrusively  annoying,   and'she  rose, half wond.ering at her own calm;  and hastily completed her toilet.     Her  face  looked  hard  and  benumbed,   and  in  the  set  of  her mouth  there  was  a  rigid  resolution'.      x\n   invincible  power  seemed to bear her along the hall, down  the stairs and  into the parlour, which  was   darkened   by   the   great   mass   cf  snow and filled with the odour of salted   rose  leaves,   mingled   with   that  of  burning wood.    'There  was  no -one  in  the room, and she walked mechanically to the window and stood gazing absently- at   the       whirling    snowstorm.  Then   the   maid   appeared   and,     after  having  eyed  her lor  a  rndmont  sympathetically,   announced   that  hor   mother was, waiting for her, in   the blue  room: ' *   -  , " If you wouldn't. mind, miss," she  added, with furtive haste, " Ir >have  got coffee and breakfast for ,you> on  the kitchen stove."  '   (Continued.)  Hia Experience.  "Woman's work is never done," quoted the sympathetic citizen. '  "That's right," answered Mr. Meek-  ton earnestly. "I have observed it in  Henrietta's case. -Woman's work is  never done. There Is always enough  of it left over to,keep.ber husband  busy from the time' he gets through  dinner till he's so tired he has to go  to bed."���������Washington Stair.   .  ASTHMA-  CAN BE CURED  And. is Being Perminently   Cured   Daily  1     . l*y GlarUe'rt   Kola 'Compound���������Hero ia  *Wliat a Hamilton Lady Says :  Mrs. Gilbert, 103 Bebccca street, Hamilton,  writes:   "I have suffered from a bad form of  < i  asthma for over nine years, and notwithstanding ail the doctors could do for me, got worse  and worse, so that my neighbors looked-for my"  death at any time. I spent money lavishly in  the effor.s to get relief, but all to no purpose.  For six weeks at a time I could not get up' or' ���������  down stairs, and was in a miserable condition  My daughter, who clerks in a drug store, had  heard a gond deal of Clarke's Kola Compound,  ana urg d me to try it ns a last resort. I i>aid  :2.00 for a bottle, and that is nothing, for it is  worth more ilian thbt for every teasi-oonful.  Two d ses gave mc splendid relief, and, after  using but one hot tie, X am a marvel to all avIm  know me. I sun doing my i������wn .work, can get *  around as well aa over, and feel like a new  creature. Clarke'h Kola Compound has been a *  Godsend to me, audi look upon it as a marvelous remedy vou may use this testimony aa  you seo fir, and 1 shall ho glad to give fuller  particulars to any one inqtui-ing. 1 gratefully  endorse Clarke's Kola Compound."  '6  TWO. SURPRISES.  OHAPTEPw  XI.        ���������  Hulda woke up toward noon the next  day .with a sense of having- slept a  fortnight. She seemed to be waking  trOTn' vary annihilation, so profoundlv  had her unoonsi-icrusness been, and s������.  difficult'it was to rea-t'taeh the threads  that bound her to existence. .. She sa\v  lver. sister Magda seated ait her bed-  s-ide with a face full o? mournful sympathy, but for a, moment or more she  lay and stared smilingly "at her as she  slowly returned from the blissful blank  of sleep's nir������*ja...,,Bu't presently , the  meaning of Mag-da's expression dawned  upon her, and a vague fore-boding  which deepened iruto a distinct apprehension of calamity began to stir  within her.  The room was filled with dusk, and  the many-storied stove roared menacingly in the corner. Outside the snow  was descending noiselessly in large  white flakes, steeping the world in a  vast white s-'uence. The frost of yesterday had half thawed on, the window  panes, but the dense, whirling snow  piled itself upon the sashes, and plastered its glistening crystals adl over  the glass. It was no more the world  of yesterday, with its clear, ringing  frost, its boundless, starlit sky, and  its wide horizon. No; this was a wet.  clammy, nig-mmarish woiJd, 'in which  all sounds wero muilied, and the vision  dim  and contracted.  A sense of op] re ision and an indefinable discomfoi't weighed like a bur-  'dc-n upon Eiulda's mind as she strove  to recall the events of the night and  clarify to herself the situation  " "Why have you made it so hot  here ?" she asked her sister, foelin.c-  inclined now' to temporize instead of.  boldly deiriknding the truth. " Tho air  felt so raw and chilly," answered Magda. There was a long pause, during  which the two sisters nvoided each  other's glances.  " What time is it ?" asked Hulda.  "About half-past eleven."  Another pa.use, filled by the crackling of the birchwood in the.stove knd  the dripping o-f ��������� water in the shout  which descended from the roof. Then  some one knocked at the door, and  a maid with a-.scared ' face entered-'ii'ud  -summoned Miss I-lulda to her-mother.  The girl's heart shot into her throat  at ibis announcement, and half rising  iu bed she demanded to know'..-wha.it  had happened.  "Oh. motlv>r���������she is on her high  horse." said Magda, evasively.  "Why? What has she done?"  'She aroused Mr. Brun in the middle of the night,' declared the younger sister, deling out her information  piecemeal and with a due sense of it:-;  importance.  '��������� Roused him ?     Why,   what for ?"  "You know that better than I, sister, for you never told me tho lenst  thing about it. though il tell.you everything  that   happen.**;   to  me."  This was a grievance of long standing between the sisters, and the cause  of many heartburnings.  Hulda started up with a blanched  face and began to dress hurriedly.  She felt a seething white heat within  b&r.  The Indian Chief Wan Not So ���������������������������������������������  M lie Looked.  Many years ago :i number of Peo'ria Indians o organized a show company . and  made a tour of the cast. They .were  mostly half breeds, and all were thoroughly educated in English, but it was stipulated by the management that they must  talk only in- their native tongue, and  when they got ,on their war togs they  looked savage enough indeed. Among  the company was- Will Labadie, well  known in Galena, and one evening he  was standing in the corridor of an eastern hotel,1'dressed in his chiefV robes and  ���������looking every inch the savage man of fiction, when he was approached by an elegantly gowned lady, and the following  conversation ensued:  ' "How"��������� . .  ' -Ugh." ,. A     -,'     '      ���������  "You big chief in your own country?"  "Ugh." ,,',   '   -  ��������� "You go to  Washington to see great  .white father?"      - ' :   -.  "Ugh,"  "You cannot speak white man's tongue.  You sneak no English?"  "No,- madam'.-   I regret to say that I do  not understand tho language."  Tho poor woman was greatly surprised  and embarrassed, but perhaps not - so  much as a bevy of girls on a later occasion. In almost every town some of the  audience would remain behind to get a  better view of the awful savages. One  night Labadie had taken his scat in the,  orchestra box after the show, aud four or  live young ladies who were standing near  commenced to comment on his personal  appearance. "How would you like to kiss  him?" snid one of the maidens with a titter. "Oh, girls, let's all do it just to see  how it Avon Id feel to kiss a.real Indian!"  exclaimed one more daring than the rest,  'whereupon Labadie turned calmly to  them and said:  "Ladies, nothing would afford mc more  pleasure* than to give you a practical illustration of the oscillatory accomplishments of tho red man."  There was a chorus of little screams, a  swish of skirts, ami the tn*jater was empty.���������Galena Republican.  Sold by all druggists.    A free sample will 1pm  sent to juiy person troubled wilh ihis disease.  Address The Griffiths <fc Maepherson Co., 13l ���������  Church street. Toronto. Out. -  , Cobra's Fatal Bite.  1     ��������� i  One of the deadliest snakes in;India ia'  the cobraj which claims hundreds of victims every year. ' General Campbell one*'  saw one bite a fowl. and. being curious to  learn how long the venom took to act, tie  timed it with his watch.    The moment  the cock was touched it screamed, but at  once ran off to its mates and began picking as if nothing were wrong.    In 30 sec-'  onds the comb and w-attleschanged from  red to black.   In two minutes it.began to,  stagger   and   fell   down   in   convulsions,  struggling   violent-.y "until ,it  dunl  three  minutes and a half after it had been bitten.    On plucking the fowl'a wound not  bigger than a pin prick was .found at the  extreme  end  of  the  wing.     Round this*  spot the color wir- very dark.^luit^the rest  of r.h<-  bird's body, excepting5 comb and '  wattles, was of a natural color.���������Minneapolis Journal..  HE HAS TRIED IT.���������Mr. John And-  -erson, Kiulosa, writes: "I venture to sax   <  few, if any, have received greater benefit r  from tbe use of Dr. Thomas' Eclettrio OU  than 1 have.   I have used it regularly for  over ten years, and have recommended it  to all sufferers I knew of, and they also  found it of great virtue in cases of-severe  bronchitis and incipient consumption."     ,  HIn Valet.  A   BABY   AND   A  MOTHER.  An  Odd   and    Pathetic    Scene  tife In the ^Ietroi-iolis.  From  Weary���������Hold it er little further over,  Jeeniy.        ^   The Way to Save It.  "What is (he best ujay for a woman to  preserve her youthful bloom?" asked the  youngish lady boaidci*. (   ,  ���������'���������Quit usiiij: it." irmwlcd the savage  baeh.-'Ior.��������� Indianapolis Journal.  An Example at Hand.  'Ta. what is a hasty generalization?"'  "Voitr idea. Jimmy, because I give you  a  nickel once in awhile that 1  have al  Avay** got a pocketful of thein."���������Cliieage  liecnrd.  It occurred on a Third avenue "L"  train. The car was well filled with men  and women, on. their way doAvn toAvn,  whon a policeman got on al the One  Hundred and Twenty-fifth street station.  Hi- carried :i baby in his arms. The ofii-  i-or took a sent opposite a-.theaU'i* party:  "Oh. isn't that a pretty~ baby 7 Have  you arrested himVexclainu'd one of the  young women.   Tlie policeman blushed.--'  ."rs'o. ma'am," he said. "You see. he's  a foundling���������picked up by a girl in a  'hallway, miss."  "Shame." said one of-the men.  his hood." his  3o far from trembling at the  thought of ��������� her'encounter with her mother; sho yearned 'to measure her  strength agajiist her. 'MagOn.. ball:'offended at her lack of curiosity, sot  up  and appro-ached the door.  " Where.���������whare is he now ?" demanded Hulda, tearing the- comb  through a  refractory tangle of  hair,  "Why,  don't you  know  he's  g-one ?"  " Gone ?   Gon-s   where ?"  " How can I -tell ? Back to the city  probably. Mother had a talk with  him in the parlour of about ten -minutes, and then she waked the girls to  get breakfast for him and made Nils  get up and harness ~Big Roan and  take him to the nearest station Avhere  he   could   catch   the   steamer."  Hulda had sunk down upon a chair  with the comb in her hand, and sat  staring    blankly     at   the   stove.      The  "He has silk  ribbons iu  companion observed. ;'  "And a silk slip. Oh! who could be so  cruel?" (���������xc-iaiiiii'd ,i younger giirl.  "Where's he g'.:r-.gV" some one-asked.-  and the policeman answered:  "To. Bclkn-u.o. Then to Randall's is-  Jaiul if he ain't claimed right away.  They'll give him a name, you know."   ���������  Here the baby began to ..cry. softly at  first, increasing if to a wa'il -that/would  not be silenced. In A*ain..'the young avoiu-  cn tried to quiet the child. The policeman shifted him uneasily from one shoulder to the other.  In the corner of the car sat a woman  with a small child. She Avas poorly clad,  but iu her face Avas the kindliness of  motherhood.  She camo'forward.'  "I think the child is ���������hungry," she said.  "Give him to me."  Resting hor own child in her lap, the  mother held the little foundling in her  arms and dreAv about him a faded shawl.  The cries ceased, and a silence fell upon  the theater party. When they left the  train at Forty-second street, the baby  was still quiet.  "He's asleep now. I think." the laborer's Avife told them. One man slipped a  roll of hills into the policeman's hand.  "For her," they said, nodding to the  woman in the��������� corner. - "To Bellevue, eh?  Too bad."���������New York Journal.  Canada's    Greatest    Liniment.  Griffith's Menthol Liniment is the  greatesfonrative discovery of tho ago. A  liniment which penetrates muscle, membrane and tissue to the- very boue,' banishes pains and aches with "a, power impossible with any other remedy. Uf>e it  for rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches  and all s'-)reii"-ss, swelling "aud infliunma-  tion.    All druggists, 25cfs.  rj<i;r   M:> ;,'<���������<<.  :tctiS   City   !.*���������>.  C.'iile^ are inure favorable lo  women,  for    swuisiirs    sluiw     i!i;it<  inure    hov  Uaiiies   die ' under   ('   months   in   fines  M.l:?iii   -yil   ha Iiio.s     Fa imi I it's,  accorilim;  to   the   sinlistics.   :iiv   Inrger   in   eiiies  'th'in.- in   the country.    There  an-  more  I;:.')rnnges in propstrtion  to Hie. 'pujuil-i-  l ion-'iu cilies (ban  iu t ln\ eoum i-v    md  also more, divoive's   The foreA) population inclti.es is being eliiiiin.-i led   and  in.' 'JO    years     from     now     we', shall,  pr.-i'-iirnlly have not.h>?'������g but- American  cities.���������St..  Fa nl  dobc.   ;,,  If your children are troubled Avith Avovms-  giArc them Mother Gr;iArcsv Worm Externa,  nator; safe, sure, and effectual, '.fry it, and  mark the improvement in your child.  An Expensive Pjitop.''  "Martha,  I  think  we' will save iDoiie**'  by buying an ice chest."  "Why. .bums?"        ' v.  "1 notice that every time you cool a  watermelon in Smith';-- ice chest you give  them, half."���������Detroit. Free I'ress.        .  ���������Ill-fitting boots and shoes cause corns.  Holloway's Corn Cure is the.article to use.  Get a bottle at, once and cure your corns.  A Creep Ing t!p Gait.   ���������;-.,'.  "Pa. what is a stealthy step?" '  "Weil, Jimmy, it is the way a burglar walks or a woman who is trying  to catch a chicken."���������Detroit Free  Press. '   liiternry Criticism, ,'  Black���������Nearly every word that Kipling writes is pure gold.  White���������I think silver would come nearer the mark. He gets about a quarter a  word.���������Cleveland Leader. -1_*"1_  .;  Aff  l������  ������ THE LIFTING TBICE.  IT  IS EASY  TO PERFORM, BUT  HARD  ��������� TO UNDERSTAND.  w  "%  ������i"t  ���������     %  m  if  if-  < Fonr Men. _ac_ Holt-ling- Hia Breath  and Using- bat One Fin ere r. Lift an  Iron Plate WcJ__in_ 184 Pounds.  An Indian Fakir'a Trick.  "A few of us have lately been .experimenting with the old trick of lifting people on one's finger tips," -said a  young  man who lives at a fashionable boarding-  house on St. Churles street.'   "Our purpose was to obtain borne accurate; intelligent data on a very mysterious phenomenon, and we kept a careful record of everything  we did.    Some of -the  results'  were very surprising.    We began by lifting a living person.- One of our party lay  down at full length on' aa extension ta-"  blcand'two of us stood1 at each side, opposite his'shoulders and knees.   At a given signal all live took tea deep breaths in  on'Kon,s then each of tbe four At the sides'  placed one finger of .the1 right hand under  the   prostrate   man's   body   and   lifted,  meanwhile'holding our  breath.     In  the  majority of trials, say three out of live,-  he -came  up  without   perceptible  effort,*'  and several times be was lifted as high  as we could stretch our-arms.,   There is  absolutely  no sense of weight, aud  the  thing is so absurdly easy that,each man  at'the table is bound.to feel vaguoly'sus-  picious>that'he!has,.been1,ti-icked and that  the<others.really.d<������the lifting.''.I felt so  myself, until common sense convinced me  that it was^iitterlyLiihpbssible. ''"'  /'The lightest of our subjects weighed  l49/pounds, and noi four people on earth  could" ordinarily [ lift 'a'jnan<of that "size,  on their finger, tips without'visible,strain.  '"' *. \^e tried .a great 'many  variations,  but  v    ��������� . the''plan'I ,have described, was the only  ^"'one that proved generally successful. Tbe  essential" point'seemed to be^ to* secure*" a  *A,   certain "'rhythm iii breathing, andwhen-  t< -- -eveivwe hit-the lift was made. witb\un-,  '   A>failing- certainty,- but  if any  one of  us  i'f !_4   'broke,step,' so to^spenk.- the-experiment  * /^''failed.,. We were all deeply in earnest', so  l sf we had no^trouble-on account of giggling  1"s ���������Aeor hysterics.1 *f was'lifted repeatedly my-  * /' ^self," "aridi'the   feelingj  is   indesciibable.  'Floating'-in Avater is* as ..near as  I can  S , -\eome,to it.    '   ' .        *������    , ,     ,    -   ,  ;"   i i   VAfter a great many experiments with  living ������people," .continued   the1 speaker,  j     "we1!* tried inanimate., objects.    We took a  '   ,.~ square' iron plate.Weighing 184 pounds,  . formerly used in ,a. hearth/and placed it  Ion'a-stool. ' Four \>f, us "stood at the cor-  ' ners'and went through the same routine  that-I have already-described���������breathing  ., in unison and then suddenly'Jif ting.    To  our great, surprise, this experiment proved  "fully as successful as the cither, and in 40  " record trials the-plate went up-26 times.  Such" a 'test, by the way, is dangerous.be-  . c*>usejflthere is the (slightest .catching'of  a breath while the\,beavy* object Hftedi.isv  .in   the  air   it  instantly   comes' crushing*  doAvn witbkite full,weight.   Several of us  narrowly-escaped- being*hurt by the iron  'slab*, and that suggested another and very  interesting device.      ^      . '   ���������������-���������������������������  i  , ' /'We'  took "a   large   spring   steelyard,  graduated up to 200 pounds, and made it  self-registering by attaching a bit of pen-'  cil to the pointer and  putting a  slip of  paper over tbe scale.   Then we hooked it  into a ring in the floor and fastened.the  other  end   to the  unders.de ^of a   short  piece of plank., The plank was supported  across a couple of chairs, and  we tried  " lifting it exactly as we did the iron slab.  That put a tension on the steelyard, and  the 'effect was exactly as if' we were lifting*, something   that   grew   heavier   and  ,, heavier the higher.it Avent.    Our breathing had no effect whomever on the spring,  but the apparatus, while crude, was valuable in showing our normal lifting pow-  "   er.     We  found  we  were  unable  to  get  above 12 pounds Avithout clearly perceptible effort, and to register 20 pounds required   pronounced  exertion. . Of  course  we could push tbe board up on our four  finger tips until the pointer stood at 100,  but   that   was   a   gymnastic   feat   that'  strained every muscle.     We found  that  the   raising of  the   184   pound  slab   required infinitely less apparent force than  the registering of 10 or 12 pounds on the  steelyard.    That disposes of the theory  ���������.that the weight was so divided we 'didn't  t feel it.'  "Now, hoAv is one to account for all  this? To me it is unaccountable. It  looks like a clear inversion of the law of  gravitation, and the experiments are so  simple that any five people who are serious and sensible can perform them without the slightest trouble. They recall  very strongly to my mind the 'levitation'  trick of Indian jugglers. I have never  seen the thing myself, but Professor Ed-  waid Baldwin, who is known as an ex-  poser of spiritualistic humbuggery. once  gave me a graphic description of a performance which he witnessed at Bombay. The fakii, who was very old, stuck  four swords in the earth and,had a young  fellow lifted up and laid on the hilts, two  under his shoulders and two under his,  calves. He was stretched out rigid about  a yard above the ground. The fakir then  withdrew the swords, one at a time, and  the assistant remained in the air without  visible support. Baldwin declared it was  a trick, but admitted that he couldn't see  through it.       ,  "Still it was realty more inexplicable  than our. own experiments. One might  say in regard to lifting a living person  that some sort of electric sympathy was  established, that the phenomenon was in  some way due to animal magnetism, but  how a bout the iron plate ?. The metal has  a certain fixed gravity, and how that  gravity can be modified or overcome by  anything we might do. no matter what,  is a problem that baffles conjecture. Our  rhythmic breathing undoubtedly .was a  direct bearing on the result, because we  are unable to accomplish anything without it. but why? I have a pretty fair  imagination,  but I  haven't   been able to  Grotesque Warrior*.  -Here is a fetching description of a  military 'review which Ave cull from  Mr. Harold Gorsts' book on China:  "Ai one extremity of the field there  was raised on a slight elevation of the  ground a platform shaded by an im-i  mense red parasol' and ornamented  with lanterns, streamers and some  large lanterns 'that did not seem particularly necessary, as the sun was  shining in full splendor. The inspector  extraordinary ofr the imperial army  and the principal civic and military  mandarins of the town were on the  platform, seated [in ��������� armchairs before  little tables covered > with tea things  and boxes filled with excellent tobacco.  Ttie moment arrived to begin. A little  culverin that stood near the platform  was fired off, the military judges covering their ears with their hands to  protect them from the frightful detonation, then a yellow (lag was 'hoisted to  the top of one of the 'forts, the' tomtoms sounded,,a furious, charge, and  the soldiers rushed together pellmell.  uttering, terrible^ cries and grouping  themselves around i the flag of their  company!!   A      <   ' B, >  "It Is ' impossible to imagine anything more'whimsical and'comic than  the evolutions of the Chinese soldiers.(  They advance, draAV back, leap, pirouette, cut capers'!"' crouch 'behind .their  shields! as if to watch the enemy, then,  jump up again, distribute, blows right  and left and then run away* with all  their might,' crying,"' Victory,^.victory!'/'  BLASTED BYNATUBE.  A   VOLCANIC   EXPLOSION    THAT  STROYED AN   ISLAND.  DE-  "f       Mr! Kimberley'������ Nimble Wit.   y  '- James ,'G. Blaine -was uonplused  once while'be was secretary of state.  One,of the applicants*for, a 'consulate,  'in >.Iapan was^ tbe, la.te, Samuel Kim ber  ley of Baltimore, who died in,the serv-  Jce In'Central, America. 'After he bad  presented his" credentials Mr! Blaine  said: "^    ^"\  _, , d ^' <  ��������� "J  should  likevto appoint, you,  Mr.  Klmbeiiey.^but ,1 "have made it a rule  j to recommend,' no. one who does  not  speak the language of the country io  which her Is sent.    Do you speak Japanese?',* A V'f       A  w"Cert-t;tainly. Mr/ B-Blaiue."  sram-  "mered-TMr.   Kimberley.    "A-a-ask  me  6-s-sometbing in J-J-Japanese and I'll  answer you.", ������ - * '  Mr. Blaine hadn't a word to say, but  the  Japanese  post   went   to  another  man-r  all   the  same, -and "Kimberley  'went,to Central America.    *  v t Another -story Is!* told of Kimberley  ���������equally,'creditable to his^ nimble~wiL  '..One day be met av young,woman* wHo  "threw her arms impulsively around his  neck and kissed, him.   Seeing ber mistake. , she drew back and angrily, ask-,  ^A"Aren't you Mr. Jones?" -.������.���������-",*..   <  ,4N-n-no. madamiV, replied Kimberley. bowing; "I'm n-n-not, but 1  w-w-wish to , thunder -I w-w-was."���������  Saturday. Evening Post. f  The Pronnncintion Explained.  "There is a family in Virginia," says  Collier's, Weekly, "the name of which  4s* snelled -Enroughty.' but it is pronounced 'Darby.' This fact, fa'miliar  to many Americans, happened to be  told -by.. Miss Hay ward at a dinner in  London at which Mr. Kipling was  present, when he broke in: 'You have  saved my reputation'^ by .telling that.  Yon are the first, man? ,woman or child  who could, back me up iu it.'  "The explanation of the peculiarity is  that the Derbys were an English family Avho settled in Virginia in the colonial days. One of the sons, the traditional black sheep of the family, was  left a share in his father's will on condition that he changed his name. lie  changed his written name to En-  roughty. but continued to call himself  Derby.  "On hearing this explanation Mr.  Kipling said. 'I think I will change my  name to Smith.' 'You can spell it  Smith if you like,' was the reply, 'but  it will always be pronounced Kipling,'  a remark which caused him to look \is  unfeignedly pleased as a boy.' "  In  Illinoln' ICarly Day*.  Teaming to Chicago is a favorite  topic of the early settlers, and tnanv  pleasing anecdotes are told of those  long and weary, though oftimes hilarious, trips. It always required a  week, and sometimes longer, to make  the journey. Twenty or thirty hungry  teamsters stopping at a rude, country  .tavern overnight sometimes made it  interesting for the, landlord. Fifty  cents for supper, breakfast and lodging, with all the whisky one .could  drink and free hay for the horses, was  the uniform price for entertainment in  the; early day's, and the average teamster usually Intended to get the worth;  of bis mon'*** before he settled his hotel  bill.  ���������"���������  v, ff     get within a mile of a theory, even when  |������ |     I leave prbbabilit   en'M-Piy out" of consid  eration.  In Home there are few houses bearing  the number 13. Nearly all tho houses  thnt should bear those figures are marked  lSBorl'4A.  The Son's Answer.  After bis son's great success with the  "Dame aux Camelias." Alexandre Dumas wrote to him as though a stran-  ger. congratulating him on  the book.  ; and expressing a desire to make the  author's acquaintance.,..' "1.--myself am  a literary man," said tie, iri conclusion,  "'and you may have heard my name as  the, author of 'Monte-Christo.' "  AfDumas fils Avas equal to the occasion. He wrote immediately in reply,  expressing^the great pleasure he would  have in making his correspondent's acquaintance, principally on account of  tlievhigh terms in which, he had always,  heard his father speak of the author of  "MonteTChristo."���������Rival.  The Report ofvThitt Most Appalling  Upliett-vnl. Which Reunited In the  Loan at 30,000 Lives. Wan Heard at  a Distance of 3.000 Miles. f  '    i i y ~ .  On Aug. 27. 1883, at 10 a. m., occurred"  the most stupendous and appalling of all  the'convulsions of nature Avhich have occurred iri tbe history of"the Avorld. By it  theigreater portion,of the island of Kra-  katoa, in'the strait of Sunda, AA'as de-  ���������stro3'ed,"while two new islands were created by volcanic action. We remember  the fact mainly on account of the magnificent sunsets which followed tbe event  nnd were witnessed all over the world.  These sunsets.^it ib'now hardly necessary  to state, Avere'^caiised by the impalpable  dust' and vapor particlesAvhich had been  ejected,from Krakatoa to a height of 20  miles or more from' the surface of the  earth and were still floating in the upper  air.   ' "<    v '!>r    - ;      >    -  The eruption   caused^  great  seismic  wave of the sea,-which' overwhelmed the  villages on  the   neighboring shores * and  drowned upward of 30,000 persons.   The  height of the crest of this wave has been  variously estimated.^but.at'Telok Betong,  in Snmatrn/the-waterTeached Avithin six,  feet of the residency,,which stands������on, a  'hill 78 feet above* the"sear^ and the Dutch  man-of-war" Berduw,   anchored   off   the  coast, was carried  by the wavej up -the  valley nearly two' miles "inlandi and was.  ,left,  high ���������' and!- dry,, more  than 30  feet  'aboA'e the sea level.,A-T-it, , -A*!"*  ' If a man were tp'\tell us that he had  heard an,, explbsion^which had 'taken  place at' any"town'situated some 30 miles  away, we���������shou!d probably think thatt he  was under a misapprehension. Butjf'be*  ; told us that ihe^had heard one that ^occurred at * a. distance" of 300 miles^'we  should have no doubt as^to the condition  of his mind.I ^It'.Js,.nevertheless a,���������fact  that the explosion,of Krakatoa was heard  not only 30 and 300 miles away, but also  at a "distance of, 3,000', .miles. It ,was  heard in India, and"it,,Avas beard in,Australia, and also > in'the island of'-Rodriguez, which is' about a 2,068 miles ;from  Krakatoa-jin a, direct line." Moreover, the  seismic wave of the''ssea referred to was  noticed not only in>^South Africa.'^ but  also at Cape Horn. Avhich is 7,500 miles  distant from' the strait'of'Sunda. But  perhaps tbe,mqstextraordinary of all tbe  phenomena^corine���������ited with -this cataclysm of nature'was the-atmospheric disturbance, if or "air wave,! produced by^the  explosion: This/air ^wave, it" is'.stated,  went three .times around" the earth.'"and  "it has''been/reioarked- that "the'eharac-'  ter , of t" this ."disturbance -wou^ld tscem almost incredible-were it not for tbe fact  that^it is^ 'attested"'by]"ttie' barbgrams'' of  every; great ^meteorological, station on the  wpnd's surface..      .   . ^V ^   ���������;  v-'lt may be mentioned tliat, although the  great explosion Jdid'^not^take ,place,j,until  10 arm.."during"the!whole of the preceding night a continuous\,rohf. like,tbe discharge of heavy canuon or thunder, had  been heard, so that tbe people in 'the  , towns and villages, of Java and Sumatra  \Acre terrified* and did not dare to go to  bed. Even on the previous day. the 20th,  the sky, we ore told, presented the most  terrible appearance, fierce flashes of  lightning penetrated the dense masses of  cloud over the island, clouds of black  matter were rushing across the sky, rapidly recurring detonations were heard  continuously, and large pieces of pumice,  "quite warm/rained down at a distance of  ten miles.  It is Jiardly a  matter to be wondered  nt when  we are told ,that af'Carimon,  ���������Java.   355   miles   distant,   native   boats  Averc dispatched   to a.ysist  an  imaginary  .vessel^ in distress, and at Achern., 1,073  miles distant, it Avas supposed tha^ a fort  AAas being attacked, and the troops were  put under arms.   The result of the eruption was ^hat'the, whole of the northern  part   of  the   island.' seven   square   miles  in-extent. >was ,completely  blown  aAvay,  and  where there  was formerly dry  land  there are now soundings of 90 fathoms,  arid in-some parts 100 fathoms or more.  Moreover, the bed of the sea some five or  six miles to the .north appears to have  been   raised >. many ,'fathoms.     It   is   unnecessary   to  point  out   how  stupendous  must have been the force generated under Krakatoa at  the time of this eruption, seeing that it Avas able to lift millions of tons and  sent up a  stream  of  pumice and vapory particles to a height  of  20   miles   above   the   surface   of   the  earth.     We are  naturally led to inquire  what   was   this   force   and   how   was   it  generated.  The primarj sou ice, iioui which proceeds the energy which produces volcanic  action is unquestionably the internal  heat of the earth. At the base of the  ciater of a volcano is the top or commencement of the channel or passage  whereby communication is maintained  .with the heated interior, and when av a ter  from ttie sea or from the underground  springs percolates ' throughv the ground  and finds its way down-to this channel  and to the hot molten rocks, below-.it at  once generates steam, and those of us  who have been unfortunate enough to  have, had a kitchen boiler burst know  something of the explosive power of  .stearh, even in small quantities.' But the  following observations with reference to.  this'subject will giA-e,our readers a clear  perception of the subsequent.- stages of  ariAeruption when sea or other water  reaches the  heated   rocks  below  a  vol-  the accumulated force bursts the newly  formed crust, this and other obstacles  would be speedily removed by the tremendous violence of the blast, and the  sides of the crater might either be blown  awayfor fall into the seething lava. Such  appears to have been the working of the  final and self destructive eruption of  Krakatoa."���������Pall Mali Gazette.  MEN OF MARK.  BnconraurlnK Her.  no," she sighed,   "I  shall  never  "Ah.  marry!"  ; "CJh, I wouldn't take such a gloomy  new of"it." be'replied. "You may get  into a place some time where women are  "^arce."���������Ch������en*rn \5"->m������������������-Herald.  y *'' >"���������: r"7^���������r~    i -  r ' *     RAILWAY TIES.  A good railway*- engine will tra~el  about   1,000,000  miles   before, it   wours  out.-  ,a     , .  ;r     -    . ���������  Toronto-trains arewto be forbidden to  whistle within tbe city limits on Sunday,  as they disturb the<worshipers at church.  The number 'pt persons employed * by  tbe railways of the 'United States is  874.558. This is an increase in a year  of 51.082.  ,/.  line of Color in J>re*i.  ; fI,love color and  do   enjoy   all'' the  'delicate beanty'of  summer goods  on  > that \ account; but'when the purse is  (narrow the big boolc  says verv  positively   avoid   strong   colors   in,your  lgowns, or  jackets.   ''Let, {the  lovely  [touch of'blue/** or   crimson/ or rose,  'come in the knot at your throat,   'mc  tithe bit of silk in your tvest, and so let  people'fofget.that,you v.ore^that same  gown'last year or maybe^tlie ;j**ear  be-  Ji'ore.n' In * this, way ^ they  will  only  'notice^-how   becominsrV your i special  color is, and}you will 'be as well  off,  " both.in the' effect  of-Cyour gown and  in' the opinion of your friends,   as  if  you> had,. been" -arrayed  in something  newtfrom  throat   to    hem.,"    \   ���������   ,  f . i_j ir - -      _r  a  u )  r  PieparJnc *������tuflVd __ke;������ Tor the Tabic.  /-���������������-.-* i* -^    i i  ^P,utsix eggs .into lukewarm  water,  bring -to -boiling  point, and' simmer  ���������gently' for* twenty   minutes; remqye  the shells'and'cut the" eggs into halves,  lengthwise; rub the yokes to a t powder, adding gradually two tablespoon-  fuls of melted butter, half a' teaspoonful vof salt, a 'dash of pepper\   and,   if  "you like, a few drops of onionVjuice%  Form into balls and put back into the'  ^whites.*; The seasoning may be chang-*  ed by adding two or three ,mashed~sar-  dines to the'yokes, or one or two  anchovies, or you may add a tablespbon-  -fulVof  chopped   tongue   or    ham.���������  Ladies' Home Journal. ,  p  < ' r  '-���������  -* ������.*l  "���������<-y"t  i (f|  ���������'  \ A*  S*r?������f|  > sT'iyi  , 'J      / r.J      I I - t  Judgment of the Court.  , A Vildly tnrbulent^peasant W3S once  a witness ^in a1 triaMbef ore Chief Baron  ^O'Grady.5 ^The^counsel, after' 'pestering him for some time,,put. 'a question  ^to him which reflected on (the character,of the witness. < ������ ,\������  <t .<tjf ye;axvme that again .I'll give ye  a kick,on the jaw,!" was the answer.  The counsel, appealed to the court,  stating that an> answer was necessary  ,to his client's case, ending up with  the query: "What would your Lord-  shit) advise me to do?A       S   ,  "If you are resolved to repeat the  question," ^replied the^ court, "I'd  advise you to move a little from the  witness." <  , " -  .  To Remind Hint.  Little Pete is a good boy as well as  a boy of a great deal of originality in  his "notions," but he has the serious  fault of being extremely forgetful.  One day, after having gone on an  errand and f orgotteh what he was sent  for, he exclaiined bitterly, to his sister: -  '' Oh dear!   I wish I,was a snake!''  '/Yea wish you were a snake?" said  his sister, horrified.  "Yes, and a great long one���������as  much as six feet long.''  "Why, what for, Pete?"  " So I could tie knots in myself to  make me remember things!"  Martin H. Glynn of" Albany is the  youngest member of the Fifty-sixth congress, being only 26 years old.  Alexander Henderson of Syracuse has  acted as pallbearer at the funeral of 172  of his friends during the last 50 years.  Thomas A. Edison works' in overalls  and blouse, and visitors to his laboratory  usually .mistake him for one "of the wort-  men.    '  Sir Robert Rawlinson, K.'C. B., is the  only'man who was ever knocked out of  tbe saddle by a cannon bail without being killed.      " _,  'General Miles' seal ring, which is shown  in all his half length portraits upon the  third finger of bis left hand, is of a black  onyx stone bearing in monogtau/ the initials "N. A. M."  i Emanuel' Lasher,  the chess ^champion /  of > the (world,  is but 31   y'eaVs^old.    He;  cpises of a  family   of players,  and   his  brother, a Berlin physician, is one of the  strongest in Germany.  Ex-Senator George F. Hamlin of Kansas is the son of Europe Hamlin'and had ���������  'three uncles whose names weie Asia. AfA  rica and America.,   Vice President Hannibal Hamlin was,tbe son of Africa.  Collis   P.   Huntington   always   wears  when at work an ordinary black silk trar-  eling cap.   This be dons at once, upon re-  .  moving" his bat, and  his-clerksibave a  '  'story that no man in his employ has ever  >  seen him bareheaded.       ''A  -r-The^Rev. Herman.Augustus'Gerdsen,^  to  whose unremitting 'efforts  is  largely-  "���������due   the  success, of the��������� Pennsylvania-  Chautauqua   bas   held   the   position" of/  chancellor for three years.    Dnder'( his 'f  guidance theCbaotauqua work;tias great-"f  , ly developed.    A -    ~    A J*     L"' ' '*  William L. Elkins,s wlib is'at the heady  of  the' great   syndicate "'controlling   the  'street railway  and'gas 'privileges ofva'<4  large number of cities, began lite. as. anA  errand boy in a grocer's store. _ 'Mr.^BlA*  kins ns a native of  West^Virginiar'knd   -  wasJjonHnv 1832.        -     ,-Jti?T  ,., Ex-Secretary  John  G." Carlisle *when, ,  r preparing a case or a "speech mechanical-j  "ly������ plays, solitaire.    He will begin some-''5  "times" early in the evening and bV, at ther ,  'game until long-after miduigtuAAlthough -\  bis mind is on the,more serious matter. --  he rarely makesa misplay.    , -���������   //,       i    '  The terrible scar on the cheek of <Gei������-  ^eral Guy,������V. Heiiry'/was received'in the  "Sioux uprising of 1873.\, VWhen ~\  Was   '  'fighting   the   Indians","' heiKexplains. -"I,  " wasv wounded  and  fell from' my ' horse". ^  ^The savages didn't'seem to' think much,,  .of my scalp,'and softhey took my cheek."  Hogarth, and Wringe,- the Shamrock's*;-  skippers,-are men/just a  little over 30  years old, apd' yet \both"men vhave been,71*  sailing in class matches for;several years/'  i Hogarth has bad charge of' most* of Pair-r  IieV successful boats", and,E:Wririge made ^  , another?boat^of'tbe-Ailsa .when* he^took*."  'her.over from,Jay.       '   '-  \: "-A'     ''v"'  ...Samuel Mi Jones., better known as "the  .,   >p ^     .. .x.  golden rule mayor of Toledo." is a. native   '< A"/lVI$l  of Wales,.bora at Ty/Mawr on-Aug.'3;^V>^A������^&v^  t184G.t^His-pai*i:-ls came toithis country, i    t ^ ��������� ^^ ,,*  whence was only 3 years old.- When a  boy of 18, be drifted to the oil regions of  Pennsylvania,' aud in 181)3-he' made a for-'  tune out of a pa font sucker rod.  ..ci  r-;-A"  v.' . f   ,xi-S/|  x      i, v-V-"  '/     /   ���������' CKa.  r        t f        .*      ���������  ^   w i^if, ������   111  . Wt&  'Pit  :? h\  :Jym  '"^\  - *m  _-i   'c-f.L  *>    ^-^l  Am  -*y  'W  <���������-.  St?**- fi I  ii?������i r.< >&yi  ..-.jyaAil  ^ .?.%*>-' -i  !4h V  ^iT'1  Coffee for the Inebriate.  A traveller has made the observation that coffee -drinking people are  very seldom given to drunkenness.  In Brazil, for instance, where coffee  is grown extensively, and all the inhabitants drink it many times a day,  intoxication is rarely seen. The effect  is not only noticeable among the natives, but the foreigner who settles  there, though possessed of ever such  a papsion for stron-f drink, gradually  loses his liking for alcohol as he acquires the coffee-drinking habit of  the Brazilian.  cano:  ' y r.  "The water combines with the material  ���������of the rock, and by this combination the  melting point of the rock is reduced. It  only requires the subjection of the hy-  drated compound to such heat as, would  be supplied by the anhydrous lavas in  a flnid condition to disengage steam and  other; gases in enormous quantities and  to produce, outbursts proportionate to the  pressure and the strength of the inclosing, walls. If, while this process is going on, water in large quantities gains  access to. the surface of the heated .mass,  solidification   might  take place, and  the  .escape of gases, through the crater would  be ternporarily checked.    Whenx, at; last  Agl at ion  SprradltiG*.  The agitation against the excessive  use of liquor, which already has made  such headway in France and Belgium.  is. extending throughout. Western  Europe. This work in Alsace-Lorraine is carried on under the auspices  of the Blue Cross league, which devotes its attention both to relieving  misery caused by alcoholic indulgence  and���������as its principal' activity���������to preventive work among the workingmen.  ��������� POULTRY  POINTERS.  Oats make a good feed for the molting  hens.  Peking ducks develop early and are  good market fowls.  Fowls on the farm will eat much tfaste  grain and rid the farm of weed seeds and  insects. ��������� i  If there are pullets or cockerels-' in  some of the broods that grow taster than  the rest, select tbem out to keep     *     '  It is well enough to give heiiAnily'food  when they are inKa low condition or are  debilitated from tbe atta< ks of lice.  The heavy sitteis should hiive .shallow  nest boxes and rather Hat iihms; otherwise there will be many broken eggs  Generally the pullet that begin* to lay  earliest in life is (be one that will lay  the largest number of eggs through life.  If a hen does not batch until late;,it  will, as a rule, be better to market her,  as late molting bens are rarely profitable.  When good wheat is low in price, the  economy of buying screening* is. to say  the least, doubtful. They contain but a  small per cent of nutriment, while good  wheat is a valuable* food  t i  Early hatched- pullet^ always begin to  lay in the fall and eaily winder They  will soon pay for themselves when eggs  are scaieo and high. Never sell the best  of the early pullets.  *'>-'vl  ^) * c< f  -V������l  ������'':  *i���������  4\  THE CYNIC.  Henil of the House.  McSwatters���������Where is your mother-  in-law now?  ��������� McSwattersr-We.are-living with her.  McSwatters��������� Wb.it!:!  thought you  owned a house? vA  McSwitters���������1   did   tilly she  came.���������  Syracuse Herald.  Visiting is like gambling ��������� everybody  gets the worst of it.  ������ A man who-can't borrow $10 of n man  can borrow $1,000-of his widow,  Help your friendx while they are, alive.  ���������Don't wait to give ilicm a big funeral  .We have heard of several,  but   never  knew a man,'wDo could .enjoy' a joke on  himself. ,  The women who go to prayer nieetiuj;  are, the ones ,vyho are fond of attending  funerals.        *���������'���������' ��������� .  Some people are like the parson's mare  ���������they plug along, but are 'mighty, swift  when you attempt to pass thetn.  If. opportunity Iniocks at -every door,  in most cases it is with as timid a knock  as if there were a corpse in the house.���������  Atchison Globe.  If silence is ever golden, it must /be  beside the Igraves of men whose lives  were more significant than speech, and  whose death was a poem, the music of  which can never be ���������ting.  ������������������'-. EJffeet of Opulence. ,  When a man gets beyond wondering  where, his next nieal is coming from,  he falls to worfderibg who his ancestors  THE  PUNSTER.  Thestereopticon roan is always'chang-  ing his views.  -A'1 true philosopher is too philosophical  to bother about philosophy.  "The amateur photographer cares but  a snap for any pretty girl he sees.  Everything comes to those who wait.  It is now the autumn  leaves turn.  An axiom goes without saying.-Would  that all earthly bores were axioms.  A man .isn't necessarily, rich when h*  is accused of having more mouey' than  brains.  J   1;  V  ������������������"(fViVirtrwr**'.!.'- '.-'  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  ,���������"<-  *T< -  S?'J -'  M4Jt>*,     '  J������A  '-2.    ���������  -'���������% '  AS"/''  Y*./j-  .    _  S5    ' .'?  "      s  K    ���������     iv  \ *    7       ,  lJi.|  fcv ���������  'A,  ^   '-  I*?������ A-  4> V* ' J���������  Km*-*    ^      Ni  ->$A% ' '  ������%'A    ���������  s<?������������ <J *- ���������*  "h**^-a-''  *i",H J- i   it  ffS'A,A  M A/A i  PJRa  ������*��������� - -  J-tA'X-  M. E.  Bissett Editor.  The columns of The Nisws'are open to all  Who wish to expn ss tht rcJtu views ou mait-  er"f������f public interest.  While we do not ho'd'ourselves reapon-i  ble for the utterances of correspondents, wt  reserve   the r ght   of- .declining  to  msei  commonicdtions unnetedd.nly personally.  SATURDAY,    FEB. . 3rd,     190(  WAR NEWS  London.   24.  -1.- ...������  ���������*-War  rev-. ��������� t  i *'as  'SU,*  II \-m.  Office   ha^  just posted the fo.iowing  despatch  from Buller dated 2oi,h\ irom'- W.ar-  ren's gar.iBi.n:1 ���������*! a'liV.stVfiy   to re-  p >rt that last night Spienslfrorp was  -., -��������������������������� *  abftndoned."  Ladysmith, 26.-^-T������y\runner/ The  .  garrison are watchiftg puller's guns  shelling the Boers'.    The fire can.be  seen at this   distance and   appears  to be   very   effective.    T),e . movements of Boers' show r;that they are  - determined   to   stubbornly  oppose  ,'the advance of the relief column. <  ''     They show   no sighs.,of   jemuvina  ' ' ' , ^  - . the.r guns' and have-- mounted new  ^   ones and are continually strength-  *  ening   their   fortifications..     Ours  'have   been     greatly' strengthened  ,    .jince June 6 and Ladysmith is now  ,' .".practically - impregnable.      Owing  ��������� to the dry weather the fever has di-  r������    minislud.    The' supples are spin-  / .ning out ���������>plendid -the - heat is in-  -, tense being IO7' in .the s'ha<ie.  Pretoria,   '27.^A'Abp(3'y   of   200  , ' Lancers made a- feortie/from Lady-  1  . emit h under cover - of a- heavy' can--  ! /r  nonade and rifle fire fropi'jhe fourth.  The -British   retired %i'th ' evident  loss. . One1 Boer was bounded.      '  The bombardment still continues  A despatch comes' from "Transvaal  dated 27th that Mafejring has been  relieved.  Methuen forwards by mail the  first official recognition of Boer va^  lor and military ski'1!..'He says  their tactics and their skill is indisputable' defending against all a  ttacks. He says tlie' .nubility of  .Boe.s is such that they can chanee  fionts in 15 minutes so that a iiank  ' ing operation when ' Striking home  s:mply meets a new fr6h.t. "  1 *  Winnipeg, 26���������E 1> 'Martin was  elerted here to-day over A. W.  Puttee by a Majority   of 4������. '  Victoria,   26���������In   H>us=e   Ralpl  feinitli   p.ve=enud three --applicants  fr^m Nanaimo for enlistment in B.<  *****    ~  C. contingment  with-strong' recco-  - mendations for appointment. They  were William McAllan, Hugh Ait-  kiu and Thos. Haslam-4-all go d  riders and go..d shots.       ..  Halifax, N. S., 29.^-Th:e Com  merrial Cable Co.j'ii,s-vrec:eiv*-d'������  de-patch to the effect Jfyii;' Bui leiand : Warren had to retire'across  the Tugela without losing a man.  No further details.       '    'i':i  "  London,     28.���������Fullowing    from  Buller: 'On   Jan. 20   WBrreii drove  back the enemy apd^pb'aine^l.j.os-  Fession; vof the   southern "'crests  < i  ihe ih"gh  ableland   extend\ng i 1 bh !  line of action to the mstern Lads -  smith hills;   from then   unti.-Jan  25 he   remained - i 1   cloVe  con������.->c  ���������  with tlie-enemy.. The eirerh*v-; held  strong position on a range .-.of Krur'.  kopjies',   stretching   no'i-^-w^'&t; tc ,  g&_iH-east   ac-.oss the p_ld'tgau''auo  tfrrough;'' Spiens'fcofp   to <��������� the J li<i,  bank' of the Tugela.'   Pn^jfi-* *������ <&  I   assen'ed, to   Warren   attacking  Sjpienskorp, a large I ill wliich wa-  evidently   the key of tlie .positioi .  On 23rd they attacked - Spienskorj  but found it  very   difficult to hol<  as its .piermeier too large  and w a  ter- was   veiy.jjparce.  .The  crres  was held all day against severe attacks and a heavy  shell fire.    Our  men  fought with  grtat  gallantry.  I watched Warren's  c.imp Jan. 2,f  a 1 d   decided that a second^ attack  ui.on Spient-korp- was   useless and  thnt   the   enemy's* right   was -too  strong to allow me to force it.    Ac  cordingly I   decided to   with-draw  the force   to the  south   of the Tu^  gela.    At 6   a. m.  we   commehped  withdrawing the  train and by 8 a  m. Jan. 27, Warren's force was con-  a  centrated south of ti e Tugela without   loss   of a   man ��������� or   pound of  stores."      " >  ��������� ��������� Boer Head Laager; Ladysmith���������'  The British dead left on "the battle-  'field, yesterdry numbered 1,500  The report also . said Buller has  been down with fever but had re-  covered.  < 1 ������������������  London, 28.���������Despatch ' from  Boer headquarters near Ladysmith  says 1,500 Bri i������h iead were left  on the battlefield, this' number is <���������  thought to include tbe wounded if  Boer reports are to be accepted. The  abandonment of Speinskorp w������s  due to the inability of British to re  sist the Boer attack, the Boers carrying the first trenches and taking  150 prisoner?'.'  London, 29.���������The week '��������� opened^  gloomy for British   public, be< ause  of, high -hopes that   were- reposed  r'>' - > ���������     '   **  in,' Buller's turning movement.    O-  pen talk-is  to  be  hear,d., absolute  t '* *' *  necessity of abandoning Ladysmith  to its fate while   Roberts revert- to  * ,' - .* *  to original plan of an advance over  Orange River   upon   Bloomfontein  ,to Ladysmith, the  disappointment  must be bitter, even  should   it ��������� be  dt cided to send   Bnller   reinforcements and   to   attempt   to   reach  Ladysmith by a movement through  the stjll mure difficult   county east  of Colenso.    It'is   doubtful whether the,������arrison could hold out lone  enough as such a movement would  occupy'a month or more.  [Subscriptions   to the  War Bui  letin who   began with   tha first it  sue were.up Jan. 22.    As  these are  / ���������*���������  payable in advance subscribers wil  kindly   pay th;s   week.    The   expense   of getting   out the   bulletin  necessitates  continuing the   usua  c inditions.  vincial Secretary's office. -The enthusiasm with which the proposal is everywhere received is in a manner unparalleled in-British Columbia, and nowhere  is it more plainly or more frequently illustrated than in the legislative hallt-  and among the members of the assembly.  ���������' Some   are   offeriug  to   enlist   in   in  district,  and  the  action  of  the  gj\* V   '  ment is,  I  believe,  very well  rec ivet������,  said Hon.  Mr.  Semlin, speaking 111  Incapacity as representative of West Y .!������������������ ���������  " With ' respect  to  British   OoKin.i 1.1 .-  offer of troops for the Transvaal,  did  the reception of this offer in the telocan  district, I may say," xeplied AJr.. Green.  M. P. P., to a Colonist inquiry, " that I  have had'applications from nearly everj  portion   of  the   district,   asking  that    1  endeavor  to  secure  places*  for  the   inquirers     upon     the  contingent.      These  applications are Irom the very best kinu  yt  men  for-such  fcervice.���������oiBcers    and  men of the militia; packers, miners and  prospectors, a number of whom' are ex  mounted policemen.    I may; say that the  people    of    West     Koofqnay  aie vei-^\  anxious  to  sho\y  their loyalty  to  theh  Queen and Country, and are demanding  their'full-share of places upou the contingent." '  '  " 1 .have not    yet  heard/ but I   fee:  (.assured-that a large humber of volunteers  (and; first-class  men   at that)  can  , be obtained in ft.tlin and' other sections  of .Cassiar district," said Mr. C. W. 1).  ' Clifford,   M.   P.   P.���������an   expression     ol  1 Opinion in which his colleague from that  distant region. Capt.. John Irving; M'. P.  ' r., most heartily concurs.  "The offer made  by  the province" is  received'with great enthusiasm in South  ..Last  Kootenay,  and  there  are  ahead*-,  about twenty volunteers from'that district," replied Col. Baker, M. P. P.  y   " 1 have already had eight or ten applications   from   Golden,   and   mv   district"  will,have twenty good men at least to  -give to the Queen," promised Mr. W   C.  Wells, M.P. P.���������speaking for the north  ern section of Kootenay East.1   >  ,   Nor*is the enth'usiasm confined to th  Interior, of the province by anv manuei -  of means.     On the" W.est Coast,of Vancouver Island .the  bugle  call has been  heard  with  equal distinctness,  and' thi-  response is quite as ready and hearty.  "John Bedford and J. C. Powell ai\\  the lirst volunteers from Alberni," saiu  said  Mr).Neill,- M.  P.  I*.      "There   is  great enthusiasm on- the patriotic project  there,   and   I   have   no  doubt we  could  easily raise fifty good men in a few day*-  lf , required.      The   people     of    Albern  thoroughly   endorse   the  action   of     tin  government., aud of tne house."      ��������� *"    ���������  Everyone knows how eager -Victorian  are to prove their devotion in the service  of our Queen, .and so there is no necessity for Messrs. Tu.iier, Ilelmcken, Mc?  Phillips, ���������Hall,-PooJey,  Higgins.  EberD-  or Booth  tp  reply  jj-u-tjcularly to,   tht  applications1 that they'have received au-  are receiving'daily.      North  and   Souti  Victoria   districts,   us   well   as   Victoria  City, -are"; already  represented  on    th *  battlefield���������and ** by  men  who1 would  d<  credit.to any country and any flag.  ( TJie same may be" said for Vancouvci  and New Westminster cities, so that it  is'unnecessary for Messis.  Cotton, -Tis-  fdall. Macpherson, Martin or Henderson*  5to attest the fervent loyalty .there is 'in  * evidence.  '"'Vancouver   started- the   movement.'  observed Hon. Mr. Cotton, "at that Nq^  lears.  meeting!   ��������� I'-think     that     sa^  enough for Vancouver."  .Of-course," without* any intention ol  raising a sectional issue in sucli a cause  it may be said "that the Colonist spok<  for Victorians in similar terms several  days before the Vancouver meeting.  Good old Cariboo is not behind in the  showing of loyalty either, both Mr. Hel-  gesen, M. P. P., and his colleague.  Major-General Kinchant, having received many applications tor enlistment  fculid the General:  "Two applications have come to' mi  from Quesnelle and one fiom Chilcotin  while H. -B. Cochrane writes from Bai  kerville that he has from 30 to 50 gooi!  men there.     We will be able to s -nd 3s  picked  men  at least  if we are allowe  tp-itrom Barkerville,   Quesnelle,  Horse'  liy, Chilcotin and Quesnelle Forks."  West Kow^'ii.iy is right to the frf  Union  re wery.  STEAM ���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  '   '  ! . -l_ s ���������  '.     "    ,  ��������� A     -  A regard of $5.00-will be paid for information leading- to  conviction  of  persons witholdmg. or destroying any  kegs   belonging  to' thisAcumpanyi-  HENRY REIFEK    Mahaqvr.  Africa.    Thirty thousand, people saw the  troops parade the streets and embark-on  ihe   Liaureutian.  1 The   troops >Avere   ad-  dresf-ed at the ai-mory Vy 'Gen. Hutton, .  Dr.    Bordeu   and    Lieu ten ant-Goyernor  Oaly.    The sky was overcast'and. a deep  mist  hung    over the    harbor.   .  People  cheered themselves hoarse along *he line,  ot march.    It was l.ttO when the dock- ,  yard was reached and the men1 began to  embark.    The horses were put ou board  last ni*rht. 1 ,. *      ���������-.   . .  Montreal, .Tan. 20.���������Northwest .Mounted Police, forming part of the second contingent for South' Africa passed through  here early this morning on their-was to  Halifax. It was, 2.30 o'clock when the'  train arrived, but there was quite'a gathering of military men at the station to  welcome soldiers and their oflicers. Naturally all 611 board were asleep at such  an hour, but the singing-of - patriotic-  songs at their windows aroused the men  and a number of officers .got up and  dressed to greet their friends'. , The train  . jiily' waited a few minutes' and then  aped on its way to Halifax. V '   *  Vancouver,. Jan. 20.���������Several Vancouver citixens.are offering to'equip each.:u  >mgle man of the rougji rider contingent  at a cost of $150 or $200.    Among them  Major Bennett, 'Sir* Hibbert'Tupper, W.  t. Armstrong,'W.'J. Bowser:    They do  'iOt desire to take the matters out of the  iunds< of  the  British0Columbia- government but state that it is 'their belief that  if the citizens" of the Coast cities of British Columbia w&re asked to,.equip a corps  of Rve hundred men it'- would be done  cheerfully and quickly.'-. ���������' ���������   ���������  ' o 2. T ,  ,    ..  t ���������  NORTHEltN. CAPE COLONY.  Little  Change in the Situation There--  Colonial Rebels Seize^a Village. '  '    -��������� '    '"���������*'<���������  London, Jan. 19.���������Roberts' cables from  Capetown,   January     18th"*   as-follows:  ,  "Gatacre reports that 300 men'of all  ranks have been moved .from _Bushmen-  shoeck to Hoperberg, and the 77th1 Field '  Battery and one company of-Mounted In-'  t'antry   from '   Sterkstrom   to   Bushman- '  shoeck.     Otherwifee,  there  is,no change  in the position." y A ���������t  ��������� Sterkstroom, Jan. IS.���������Yesterday  .the  Boers-blew'up    three-   culverts' 611 \the"  Dordrecht line,- fivu miles beyond an'out- '  post of the policejcamp. s Th6^commando  it Dordrecht numbers a thousand.    '*<-  * Craddock,  Cape' Colony,r Jan.  IS.���������On ,  ^al iu day,   .Tanuarj, 13.   the  Boers   with  1   commando ,ot' colonial,'.rebels' occupied'  I'rieeka,  a village-on, the -Orange river,  about 107 miles no-thwest of Do Aar. -     !  Mr. Winston' ChurchilLtelegraiih^: "I  ���������������������������   upw,',writing  how -I >escaped   from  the Boers,, but, I regret I "cannot, for ob- '  vious reasons,, disclose many interesting '  details.     I, sha.Il be happy to -give you    '  aiiy you jnay require Avhen*next I visit  Pretoria,- probably in the third w������>b-in   '  Marehi" ' - "        *      "  The Boers were-So'elated''by the Est-  court armored train affair that they went'  to,,the house, of a'friendly farmer* and  . celebrated, the event-with a greaAorgicv  llus farmeivhas had  -to* pav'for hi*   '  , friendliness, for our patrols have" made  ,,a clean sweep, of his cattle.'��������� ���������    J    -  'The  Morning '.Post' publishes tlie  fol-  ' ?w,me_ from Mr.  \Yinston    Churchill:    '  J he Boers began the.,war. with considerable trepidation, and were, in a, state  of despondency*until'the battle of Mod- \  derspruit on November*2S,twhich greatly  encouraged them. "v: "Now, they - ore- much    ,  elated  at,their    successes, ."and all   ,of -*'  them, including the'President, firmly-be- .  heA-e that Britain is ���������abftut to-sue for  peace.-   -They therefore talk    of    'compromise, by which'Great Britain should  cede .Natal, Kimberley- and the parts of'"'  L-ape   Colony, now  occupied   by the  republican . troops, . and   . further' acknow-, * '  ledge  the absolute^independehce of ,'the *, >  ���������  Boers, grant a general amnesty,.and pay   * ^  ������20,000,000 indemnity^ ''Such terms,are A'.  considered reasonable "in the highest cir-   , ,-  clcs in i^rptoria.,., Meanwhile ttie\strain -  Is trying, the resources  of the republic    ^ \  severely., ,  Batches    of    deserters"- are>-  daily brought back, to'the front, by the   ' l.  police. ���������    The Boers'  food  supplies ' are A' '  not'largo,   and  the  crops have latterly-/',  suffered ' terribly.   * The tight    grip -on'/  Delagoa Bay must be felt'. < The-Boers'  ��������� also suffer very great difficulty* in 'getting .-  remounts.,      The    <Boer   ' government^;  : though1 vilelyv corrupt, devotes, its/wliole   -  ^ energy f   to     military -.'operations.' -    The> ,,  power, of modern rifles .is"so tremendous   '  -pulsed.     The extraordinary mobilitj-" of   f!  that frontal  attacks' muis-t often be re-  J the. enemy 'protects his flanks.'   For "tho,,  ���������sake*<of our manhood, puV devbtrH'colo- ,������  ;nists   and   our  dead   soldiers,T \vc *~inust  'persevere "with "tho..war."'   ������,  \ ^  TH_   BUBONIC   PLAGUE.  A , Medical^ Journal  on   Precautions  Prevent .Its. Apjiearance-  in America.   ,  to  BRITISH COLUMBIA ATTENTION.  Citizens-From Every Pai-t of the Province  Ready  to  Answer the  Empire's  Call.  . Although definite acceptance of British  Columbia's offer of a mounted corps for  Transvaal service has--not ..yet reached  Premier Semlin, it is sufficiently well  understood that residents of this province will be given a chance, and all over  the country strong men are putting their  affairs in order, and offering themselves  to the Mother Land we love.  There can be no question as to British  Columbia's ability as well as willingness  to contribute her full, quota of men to  both the proffered: provincial contingent  of    mounted    scouts    and  Strathcona's  Horse1-should, the latter,,as anticipated.  be   recruited largely   in     this   province.  From; all -parts   of     the   district���������from  Ko.otenay at the south to Cassiar in the  north,: and from the eastern borders of  Cariboo to  the  western  shore of  Vancouver  ..Island���������commendation   *Df    the  ' legislature's offer and volunteers for the  , field, are coming in.'    No man in public-  ife can doubt���������from his own experience  .ind his own mail���������that'were five thousand men required to share in'the Empire's  defence, the number would, have  o be selected from a more than sufficient   '  . ipplication list.  So  soon   as definite  word'is received  A-om the Capital  of: the acceptance "'of  he provincial���������that'.it--will  be-accepted  ���������s-plainly indicated by Sir^Wilfrid Lanier s  telegram of Friday evening���������Col.  .inker's    suggestion    will    probably be  .cted- upon, and. a .headquarters bffice be  stabhshed in connection with the orgari-  zation of the provincial force.   , In the  nieanwhile   all   individual- offers  of service,  and ;all. letters in' conriection with  the corps, are being handed to the Pro-  ���������1 at     ,    ..   ��������� ,- ������ht to the front,"  said Mr. J.  AI.   Martin- M.  P.  P.      " 1  have had0 many applications for enrol  ment, from Ros&land and Greenwood  and I am assuied everyone is euthusias  tic there."  " I too have received several applica  tions which I have turned over to   th'  I-royincial Secretary," contributed Hon'  l. l'red. Hume, speaking for Nelson xic"  nir of the same great district.  " Enthusiasm doesn't sufficiently e.\  >rcss it," said Mr. F. J. Deane, M P P  >f Ivamloops. "We can put 100 mei  n the held, or rather in the saddl"-  owboys, ranchers, men used to lough  ng it in the open air. Kamloops. vo  nust remember, has already men at *th  ront���������all she was allowed to send "  Vernon and that portion of Yale o  winch it is the centre has also come t  the front nobly, as evidenced in tele  grains to Mr. Price Ellison. M P P  u Cn,i.nTe al������"c������dy been published:'am  Mr. Ellison is able to say with worth-  pride:  _ " There is no part of the province tha:  is more loyal,, or .knows better how t<  show its loyalty by deeds."  Along the noble Fraser tho class 0  population does not adapt itself as niuel  to the-present-plan a<* is th-- ease witJ  the ranging districts. NevertheleSK  Messrs. Ividd. Mrinro, Forsfor. and Mc  bride are not without numerous applications from their constituents, w-hib  money for the Mansion House fund con  fmiles to roll in.. Chilliwack had a patri  otic concert on one of the evenings ol  ���������ast week....  _ Somewhat similar conditions prevail in  the    constituencies. - of    Hon.  Dr.  Mo  Iveehine, Mr. Bryden, Mr,--.Ralph'. Smitl ���������'  and   Mr.   Dunsnmir.      Their people are  mostly miners, but there are a few far-'  mers   in   the   Comox   and -Englishman's  River  localities; ��������� and   those   are  readv  \a,1.?r"ll5:,OI,s'to-eo to the front. ;   ". ���������  the offer of the government is heartily commended in Cowichan," said Mr  Robertson*, M. P. P., yesterday," and I  .have had "nmerous applications for enlistment, -vu.eii I .haye turned over tc-  Major Benson."  CH.v that there   are   five --first-class moiv  here ready to. go to the front,"' said M  Cherts    M..P.   p.,   aft(n.   bearing  testi-  m������^ t0 .^P, ^y?Ity of. South Vietori?    '  ������7c.^e's   ..nU   right,"   observe-  Mr.   Nellie.      "AVI.en   they   want   men  \l ?Hn^l t^?1 w:heFP X come from!"  and East  ���������t. of  thf-  provine'e  6.,rfaiiJart '."nan': J.20*^Thf L������"rentiaD:  part of the Canadian contingent aboard.  ,nri-   her  dock   at  2.40   p.m.   for   South  A cry is being'raised in America that  the British Empire is "responsible for the  plague,  and that civilized .,nations 'must  * insist.',' upon steps being taken toy" us '  o check the spread of the disease. ������������������ ^Che"  Now York Medical News, writing onHhe''  subject,  says:    "The problem must not  be dealt with  merely pn the lines of a'  -ivil   misfortune  to the  Indian 'depend-  >ney, but England must realize the riio-  tientous interest which the disease has  'or the whole human race, and her plans  ��������� or  its  complete eradication must be  a  orresponding scale"; and further: "The  ivihzed   world  has a  right  to  demand  hat the British authorities in India shall  mnt nothing that can help to lessen the  ontinual danger from the plague, which  las  now  become a continual  harassing  hreat."     Now, it is very complimentary  0 England to look upon her as not only  onnd to act as the police of the ocean,  nit as the sanitary inspector and general  uud-scraper for the world at large, but  dien we are told that " the British Em-  ire has  already been arraigned for its  ck of vigilance and activity in failing  stamp  out the disease at its  incep-  1." we would point out that the place  ������f   inception   of   plague,   its   permanent  !  udemic   home,   does  not  lie   iu   British  rritory at all, and that all this casting  on  STATISTIC A, -INTKRi- SSANTJS-  ���������" ,   . ,. '- ���������       \-/ ��������� > r:v :  . Da una'stati tica pnllblicate dal  Mifiistero.cU-Lo minercio; >i "��������� hanl-o  aU uni'ccfnni'eul 'progr* sso deh Mes-  s.oo, c me se&ue: "      ^ ' "-s ^  ''L'ester.sione   delle  ferrovie del  piese e stata notevolmente an men-  ,tita.    Ve   ne Pono   01 a circa  8000  mialia   costmi e;   Oltre a   pin   ,c i  '45,500 chilomc ti di    linee telegraf-  iche in esercizio; l*iiidustrianazion-'  ale ha ricevuto un gra'nde impnlso,  Tagricoltura^e 1'indnstria mineiaria  h 11 ottenuto   dci potenti  incorag-  giameiri durante quesi* ultioii die-  ci anni, di modoche  a.tiialmente il  Mes-ioo   e il   p������ese, che   dopo   g.i  S ati Uiiiti, p oduce la piu grande  quant.ta d'.irnento nel mondo.  "I [���������'i'ncipali porti furono oggetto  di not- volit rhigliorie, le entrate  federali hanno tripiicato ed il cred-  ito>del paese si trova moltoriakato.  A tualmenf, la tesoreria del a" Fed-  et-.zioi e  1 a in cassa 27 m liodi di  blame  upon  England,  which  will   nn   I  ,.;.,+ ��������� / ��������� tin      ���������,���������      ��������� ��������� \..  oubt  be   done  by many  other latibni  '  Plaf"tie (q1*^! $13 lxilllO.il 111 oro.)"  uu.v can get them where I come  So is West Li.llooet all right���������������  Mllooet^-and   every   other   part.  V'l-oat and loyal province:   '  left  .-hen once they besm to feel the touch  t the scourge, is beside the mark.     It  s a pity, however, that in America, so  dvanced   a   country  in  nianv  respects,  he cry should still be for the old   e.v-  >loded method of quarantine as a means  f   stopping   plague.      "The   onlv   sine  afety," we are told,  " lies in not com-  ng within  range of the plague's infec-  uotis influence^-in other .words, in" quar-  .itine."   ^That is where the nib comes  between   England   and   other   countries,  they-  cry  aloud  for quarantine directly  l" intectious disease comes  within hail  >L them, whereas wo deal with the inat-  :er-m quite another way.     The Arneri-  ���������ans Iiave, very justly..and very' comfort-  lbly -regarded Europe as a sort of buffer  standing between thorn and the.plague.  But  now   that the dise-'se   has  croised.  he  boundary,   has    broken   out  in  the  ;ery western edge of the European con-'  vinent,  and  finally, as is now reported;  has jumped the .Atlantic and shown itself  yin;Brazil, the danger of tlie situation is  .:voming  home  to  them.     There, can  be  ;.ut little  doubt that they are right in  ���������^reading   the . " direful' havoc "    which  ; .vould be Wrought among the slum and'  enement   .house    population    of    their  -.greater-cities,'and amprig the negroes of  :he bouth, if'once this insidious disease  <hoiild   gain ��������� a * foofiftg..     But   whether  :.they are right in pinning'their faith on  .liiarantine,  and -in..blaming'other coun-  ���������ries  for  letting the plague   loose  upon  hem, is another matter.   With the rapid  ravel  and-.the''enormous trade of mod-'  *ni time, quarantine is out of date.���������The'  ':l0Spital.. .   ....        >'  ..,-;..-'-'. :*     '������������������������������������',    v.:.'.-  ���������r'���������rr. r-O��������� ��������� " y    ,  At   ChievelQy   Camp   Christmas- -cheer.  ���������������������������as    distributed  * among'   the   trobps  .-ports   were: organized',   and   several' in- ���������*  ���������eresting    .contests were' decided;'     The  riid President Kruger through the camp  11 a gun carriage to the accompaniment  jf-popular airs.  L'l alia.  A k  i \s  t<--  7  .__.������_!-i ., J.-ii.������������^.*nr* MMlMd  ��������� W  !-��������� I   I   ���������!  lliKW*M-  notice:  Dates for Reference.  -r  i ���������  1486���������1S99.  NOTICE IS HEREBY  given that  ���������    ai pi cation  wil I ,be   made to ihe '      The   f->]]ov*.irig*   are the dates of  Pailiarneut'of Canada at its next ' some of the*more important events  session' fur an Act to .Incorporate  a Company with.power ('to ion  1 struct equip maintain and oper-  ate'either a slandaid ornanow  paiige rai'way for tbe purpose of  ca������ tying passengers and freight  including all, .kinds of merchandise f om a1 point in   Comox D>s-  ! I i  tiict . Vancouver, Island ���������ritua.-e  on ihe 50th p.na'ie������ on or near  to ihe 'Ea������t Coast of" Vancouver  ls'and. thence in a Ndilhejv di-  recti on bv tlie, most ft*at-il*l������,rbiii������  i..  th'6u*ih ��������� Say ward   find   Rup-'t,  Distriecs   io a point, at or   nejr'  Cape Scott or ������i>me oi her suitable  point at or near ihe Nor-h end of  , Vancouver Island, with power to  conb"iuci, operate- and^maintaii'i'  branch   lines " id   the  Coast  on  eillier side or Vancouver  Island  and io otherAoiui's  aftd all nee-  eg-avy "iv ads and   bridges  \va\s  ^^^'"and ferr es and to build own and  ANr-V"A .-.���������"���������  Affiy-fl "maintain   wharves   docks   saw-  %$Mjy k mills and coaLbunkers and with  ^power to,build equip own mam-  .'tain and operate steam and oth;  er vessels and boats and to oper-  ,V-  iftr  Xf>S'\'i  '^ ".I-,-    -  ������  r >  If  "r .Aate tlie same  on 'any  navigable  ..,' _ waters connecting with the said  '    railway~line or "branches theiedf  and with, power to build own e-  quip operate arid  maintain tele-'  i     graph ,arid/" telephone, lines  iii j  connecti< n with the said.railway;  i ���������*���������   \ *  .,  and -   branches     and   to,1 carry  *on~sa^ general   , exp-^ss  , busi-'  ness and. to build and operate all  t; kinds" of plant* for'-the purpose of  \ supplying. light heat' electricity-'  4   and any   kind of motive "power  ,r r and with power to acquire water  -*' I rights and yo construct dams and  '    flumes   for   improving and   m-  ;   releasing the wftler'pnvileges and  \\ "h p- wer Lo expioprihte l.-nds  for the'pur poses of the , Company  and   toy acquire ' ^ands   bonuses  privileges'and A������th*.r  aids- iiona  any Government  ujunicipal corporation or other peis^ns or bodies corporate and  with power to  lease and connect and make traffic and other' ar g ngements with  railw ay steamboat or t.thoi com  panie-> n<-w or> hereafter to be incorporated   and   with   power to  make wagon  roads to he used.m  the construction'of suth lailway  and in advance  of the same and  to levy ai d collect  tolls from all  persons using  and on all freight  passing   over the   said   railway  and such  roads  bi anch- s fei i io  wharves   and    vessels   built   or  owned by the  Cumpany wliethei  built or owned befoie or u'uer the  construction of  the railway and  i  wiiii all oilier usual necessary o������  incidental l ghts powe s and  privileges as may be nece-sai\  or conducive to the attainmon1  of the above objects or any ol  them.  DATED at Victoria, B. C. this 1311  day of Novembe    \ D. 1899.  A'H. Maurice Hills  Solicitor for the Aj plicants.  in, the history of South Africa :  A. D.  --Discovery-  of   tbe .Cape  of  Good Hope   by Bartholomew Diaz , ,.     14S6  First    appearance    of    the  Dutch'in 'South  African  wafais A.. .<    '150")  Dutch se( i le in Table Day.. . 1 65j?  FirAt British occupation of  ' the Ca pe..'.'..:....'. ; 1795���������1 SOS  Cape Colony e'ededfo Brjiain .. lSI-l-  Anival of British set'Je-s...' 1S20  English decJaredrthe-official- *  '   language,  in/Cape Colony  , i ".-. :<A .- 3S25���������382S  * Eniancipai ion* of "the slaves.   .- lSfJ-l  The 'great Bodr Trek  .. .1SU6���������1837  Boer emigrants occupy Natal    18GS  British.annexation of Natal.     1843  'Recognition of ther indepen-  pei'dence of Transvaal and  '    O ange River Boers.'. 1S52���������1854  Discovery of diamonds on the  ,'  Loner Vaal river      1869  /British annex lhe,Transvaal    1877  "Conquest of Zululann......   , 1S79,  Retrocession of the Transvaal    1881  Convention -of Lonclbn'with.  theiTran-vaal Republic. 18S4  .Witwatersfandt -gold    field j  discovered,...... 1     18S5  British  South" Airica*. Com-   <  ,  t pany founded.'      1889  * Natal granted a  responsible .-���������  Government.". /.".. J. . .:..'. 1893  The-Jameson Raid'.-.. yr. ... 1SS6  The'Trans vaal War.'..!./ *     1899  EgpiQialt& Nanaimo' By.  '��������� TIME TABLE   KFFKCTIVE  .      NOV. 19th, 1898.  5-^-=  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  vic-TOKiA to Wellington; .  No. 2 Daily. N o. 4 S< ��������� t u rday  a.m. 0 P.M.  De. 9:00  Vicloria De. 4:25  "    9:28 Oulds-crenm...     .<���������. '���������   4:53  "   10.14 Shawnigau Lake  "   5.39  "   10:13r ; JJuucans. ...  6:15  P.M. ���������        -    -i P.M.  "12:21      ...-....-Nanaimo 7:41  AivJ240.., Wellington    Ar. 7*55  WELLINGTOIT   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. ~,     '     No. 3 Sfiturday.  A.M.       ' '-    ,��������� . , ' A.M.    -,  Do.S:05 -r.'Wellington :De. 4:2->  "   S.'J!) .Nanaimo J... " 4:39  ���������1 i.'0%j--" <���������.., '....Duncans "   G.05  "10 37   ..    ..Shawnitjan Lake I"   6:46  "1123         O&ldsTream "   7.3?  A r. 11:50 v ...",'.,.- Victoria A r. 8:00 p.m.  Ituduccd^ iatea to arid from all points .on  Saturd.ijs and Sundays, good to return Mon-  day. ���������> i- i  For rates and all information apply at  Company'-* Ofllce^-1 '  ,   ,        .   -.  .A. DUNSMUIR,  /     Gbo. L.'COURTNKY.  PitEbiOEST.y"'     ,. -   - -    ,  Trallic Manager  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services n  tlie evening."' Rev. J. X. Wii.lEmar  rector. '        '<"'���������   t  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C.  ;  THE SCHOOL  YEAR    BEGINS   FIRST   MOXDAY  J   * ' .SEPTEMBER AXB ENDS THE LAST     ' -  .   < ,���������'     /' WEEK OF JCJNE    /   '  r The Course of Study i^divided into five grades:  OF  sie's A'geora, Aiirbme ic. Linear,and   Mao-Drawing,   French  coiiversation'compvd?! ry for tho^e who learn the Jauouaoe.  ST. GEORGE'S , PRESBYTERIAN,  CHURCH. S������t<viciis at ii a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C E. meets at the close of evening  set vice.    Rev. W. X.  Dodds, pastor.  ,    - :���������>    ���������  '   . t-     *    '  METHODIST CHURCH-Services  ,at the usual hours 'morning and evening  EpwoitlALeague meets  at the close  of  evening seivice^  Sunday School at 2:30./  Rev.-W. Hicks, pastor        _, ���������   ' A'  8t.' John's CatHblie Church���������Rev.  J, A. Duraud, Pastor. Ma������3 ou Sundije  at  11 o'cli ck a.    tn.-  ', Sunday   School   iu  .the afteinoou.   >���������  t .-     -   ��������� - "   '   -   '  lady-like 'dej3(  mem.  , ' , *    "    .   r  Special attention is paid to' pvnil** pvepa >hiz for 7>3chers'.  Examinaiion.    In ihe COMMERCIAL CLASS.^iiVijjucuMn.^  'given-iii'Penmanship, English,  Eook-Iveejjras,  Sien'oorapliy,  'Tyi-ew-iiin* and a'l rhe brnncues oi   a   business   education.  For further information ad-ye-s  *    -   "        .:/'.    '    '    !~:; - THE SISTER SUjPE RIO R:  1 ���������      IT  General*   Teaming*"    Powder  Oil,, Etc.,>Haufed.    Wood  A   in Blocks Furnished.-   ;.*  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE t  H      Ir  *  I  '       if  ���������- <   50  YEARS'    ���������  EXPERIENCE. '\ ,  lo;  WANT YOUR'  Job.ppii)tln������i  WORK  PRICES  TRADE MARKS*  *   -'-. OESICNS,  COPYRIGHTS  Ao,  .-Anyone sendlnj-; a sketch and desci-lption may  quicklvascertain, free, whether an invention is  probAbljr patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency forsecurmtr patents  in America. We have a Washington oilice. ^  Patents taken through Munn _ Co. receive  special notice iu the     ^ (  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  fteautiful'y illustrated largest circulation of  any scientific journal, weekly, termsS3.C0 a year:  ?1.50bix moi.tbs Specimen copies and ������LAN_  Book on Patents sent free.   Address  MUNN   _   CO.,  361 B:oaa������ny. N>vV Vork.  Notice.  CHANGE   OF   C011POEATE   NAME.  Notice is hereby given- that th(  Union Colliery Company of Brit  ish Columbia, Limited Liability  intends to apply to His Honor th  Lieutenant-Governor for permissioi  to change its name to that of th(  "Wellington Colliery Company  Limited Liability." ,  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors   to   the   Union   Colliery  Company of   B. C.,   Limited   Lia  bilitj'-.  ,M% SATISFACTORY ���������_���������  Tlie New, England Hotel, r  V.ctoria, Ya:c3M3r Island  C.  H. TARBELL  DFALER    IN  Stoves and Tinware  .CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Society     Cards  Hiram Loage No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C  Courtenay B. C.  " Lod������e meets on every Saturday on 01  befoie the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers    coidially requested  lo attend. ,  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash; Building,  Dunsrnuir Avenue,    Cumberland.  .and'am agent, for the following ������������������  reliable,  insurance   'companies:  The "Royal 1 London   and   Lan-  ���������- cashire and Norwich  Union.    I  a am prepared> to accept -risks at  current' rates.    I am  also agent  } for'the'* Stande'rd Life .Insurance  '    Company of Edinburgh and the  _' Ocean Accident Company of Eng-  ���������land.    Please call  and ^investiy  '   gate before insuring in any other  ��������� Company.-    ,        '' "-  JAMES ABRAMS.  t r   ** * v  ;^^cfrc^/a>p^;c%3<b/*c/^,a^^  lEumber land  -, <". *..  Hotel   \, ax- '; >^  '    COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  L ;AND���������,   SECOND./STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B: C.  A  <  "A"^ //* .   ' A     -A*  ,Mrs. J. H! Piket,vProprietress.--   ~r-'���������  When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, first-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public    all  Run in Connection with   Hotel.  ��������� 1  A  COUHTE N<A Y  Directory*"  h:  Mc-  COURTENAY HOUSE,  Callum, Proprietor.'     " 1  .GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON, '? Black,  smith and Carriage Maker*, ,,>, --   'A ~  it.  .*V  -* Ti "y.  p   * ; 3 <���������* I  ���������i '^ '.y%  1 >' f [  Esauim'ait: -yU^naimo.tEi:  A"*  5-  ,'*- A?-  ; ; ���������* >t>tA  ^ * '���������.**      1   t *-*il������^  ^>    t  lyj??*--  Steamship City ' of  m.  A FOR SAL)5���������Near- Conrt������-'tu.y  211 acres. Trees burned ������ ff, nbou  20 acres swamp, la-id.  For  particulars   apply   at   Ihii-  'office.' .'��������������������������� a A-A-    '  0000000000000000000000000000000  The FLB.A.Voged  Commercial College,  P. O. Box 847,  Vancouver. B. C.  We teach Business, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting  and the genera ly English  Branches. ^sfiT" The demand  for office help is IfirgerALhan,  ' the.supplyl '       .      :   ,  "'Send; for 1 llustrated Prospectus..  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOO  "Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F ,   Union.  Meets even* alternate Wednesdays nl  Mch month at 7:30 o'clock p m. Visitiris.  ["rethien cordially invited to atien I.  Chas. Wi:yte, Sen be.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day.  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Stvle Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  FOR SALE ��������� CHEAP���������And   on  asy Terms, a house and six   acres  of land at Comox.    Apply at   this  office.  Nanaimo will  'sail'as  followa. calling at way - ports'as - freight and,.  paaaengers may oflFer.' J * ���������       ' "   ' ." *5 ' ^   ' - ���������>'  Le.ive'Victoria for Nanaimo ',    -  (   ' '    : ^       -      '.   .\i ,-Tuesday  **;    Nanaimo for Comox,    .     "   A"-**,.,  < , '    Wednesday 7 a;m;  -   ' ���������    Comox for Nanaimbi",',' - j'    ";-    -A  A'   ' . ,. v .-.������'   -    Mr1 ��������� V ^Friday 8 a!mr  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,   ,.-''.-"    .  L Saturday 7 a.m.*  -OR Freight tickets   and State-  ro-������m Apply on board, v '   f/-"  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  TraflB.ce Manager '  '        '   .     ,"        re       >^~  OOOOOOOOO 0000000000  r O-S^i I  * * JitH I  4&������-fjf'-Kl*' I  *��������� ^iVfe'^l  7a.������i.'*'JA%#:Avl  f.' *, <"-������ f,v,  ~   ,i   y.     Vj* y  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Livery  -A-ZLsTID  Teaming  o*  o  o  o,  o  o.  o  o  ,5rt-  K-;  nit and Ornamental Tree  Rhoilorlendio m, B"?-''!*, f������iicy Evergreen  dgnolui".    Bulbs,    new crop   Lawn Gra--  ' od for preseut or spring   planting, largt  (I niobt complete stock in   Western CaD<-  1     Call and make your  selections or sen-  r o.*ita]p-{ue.' .Address at  nursery ground-  nd gveeuhouse.! : -  V M J. HENRY,  009 We3fciBinstor Road,   Vancouver, B. C  FOR SALE:   Old   papers.  ily at News Office.  Ap-  O  O  o  o  o  c  gD. KILPATRICK,  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.   _  O  O  o  o  o  o  o  o  o        4    Cumberland o  o 000000000000000000  ^^Sggggggggg@gg@ggggSgSSg^o^gg^s^ggg^g@e������gggG������g@^,  DO YOU WANT SOMETHING  THE LONG EVENINGS ? . . .  TO   HELP   PASS  A BARGAIN, ;  .Anyone "wishing to secu/.e, v  hoiis'e and lot of land , Very cheap  will do well to call, at this .office.  The owner intends toy leave an  will sell at a big sacrifice.  Mclaughlin and  CARTHEW'8  Liverv  Teamsters 'and Draymen  Single and I)oxjble, rigs  for ; Hire. All ;���������������������������' 0 rders  Promptly " Atteni)ed . tov.  Third StM Cumberland, BCl  LEADING   BARBER  :������������������  and '.��������������������������� ��������� y  T?-JLzips^Js_ciBa:  Keeps a   Large   Stock  of Fire  Arms.   Amuni-  ������������������  tion    and    Sporting  Goods   of   all   descrip-  tio'n's.  AB. C.  V  X  h ���������  AN AUTOHARP  GUITAR or  BANJO  will  do  it for, those  who  have  an, ear  for. music.  A A Phonograph  is jtist the thing for those who  can't learn to play even a  Jews Harp  It Talks, Plays,  thin o; but"walk,  the News Office. .  CHAS. C SEGRAVE, Agent,  Cumberland, B. C  **ings���������^Dpes  every--  Call and hear it at 1 *~\t~  K?1*  i\  CHANGING THE BIBLE  p/'  ]XA  ,a  I'^'f."  m - :  A*,f  ^ ^-  J, A-'1  ;i*-  H'f'  *&"  v>;  ,A'  Sfi'i'  /���������������������������'  FIRST VOLUME OF A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.  Sketch, of Some of the Chances In the Kins'  James" Version of the Scriptures���������Some  Are Startling.  From   the  press of Johns Hopkins  "University of Baltimore this fail will  come the first volume of   a  new translation of the Bible, or rather of what is  known as the Old Testament,   undertaken by the greatest  biblical scholars  in the world, that will   aim to sum up  in a single series of boobs the result of  modern biblical criticism.    It will be  much more than   a   mere   translation.  It will amount to a   reconstruction of  the Bible'.'    And   such   is     the   very  revolutionary   character of the  woi-k,  that, although many   of the editors engaged upon   it   are,     like    President  Harper, of the Chicago University, of  the orthodox faith, the books now about  to make their appearance  cannot  but  profoundly affect the ideas, the teachings, and   the   beliefs  of  all Christen-,,  - dom. '  The new translation of tbe Bible has  been undertaken in precisely the same  spirit that  the   plays   of  Shakespeare  and the  early histories of Greece   and  Rome have been studied.    The aim. has  been to apply   this   same   methcJ.   of  literary and historical criticism to the  sacred books' of the Old Testament; to  find out by whom   each   of   them was  t   written,   and. when  and   whether   a  -given book  was   the work of different  authors and different ages;  to find out  (   how nearly each book has come down  "  to us in what was probably its original  form, how it has  been re-written  and  added to, and   what   corruptions have  ,   crept in. ,��������� "  THE BOOK OP JOB.  .; Just what has been done will be a  little clearer by taking a specific ex-  sample.' In the view'of Matthew Ar-  'nold, the'book of Job belongs to the  world's literature. But if this book is  read closely, it will be found .to" contain  '"many ,stran_ely    contradictory ideas.  j/It seems as if, int many cases,' its author had written in one   vein..at  one  1 * j * o  "moment,' and then turned directly  about^and written in. exactly the opposite vein in the very next moment  Micah, and W. JELWard, of New York,  Habbakuk. Prof Haupt himself undertakes the translation of the Book of  Ecclesiastes in addition to editing all  the books done by other hands.  PLAN  OF  PUBLICATION.  The plan of publication is novel. The  attempt will be made to show at a  glance the net result of modern criticism upon every line of every book of  the Old Testament. This will^be done  by printing the text in different* colored backgrounds. Thus what is believed to be the original text of each  chapter, as near,as ca'n be"ascertained,  will be -orinted 'on an ordinary white  background, and the interpolations, additions, notes and comments and various changes that are believed to have  been made subsequently, will; each be  printed upon a background of a different  color. It is from this' that the new  translation gains its name of the Poly-'  chrome Bible. ,f  The aim has been to secure a perfect  text. All the existing collections of  manuscripts in the world, practically,  have been brought into service, and  every possible scrap ,pf information  utilized. In a general way the Masor-  -etic.jtext has been preserved,*'in its in-  integrity, though wtiere^iV'has-'been  deemed best to do *so .passages have  been taken out of their platae and transposed or printed as appendices. "Where  changes have been made or emendations have been considered necessary,  these' are indicated by special diacritical signs. ' The reasons for. all such  changes are given. in the notes, of  which, for "the English edition, English translations have been made.  of thy Vanity; for that is thy portion in  this life, and in thy' labor which thou  takes't under the sun. Whatsoever  thy right hand findeth to do, do it with  thy might, for there is no work nor device nor knowledge nor wisdom in the  grave whither thou goest.  , THE   POLYCHROME   VERSION.  Come, eat thy bread with joy,  And drink thy   wine   with   a   merry  ' heart,  For God hath long approved of all thy  doings.    ' '  Let thy garments be always white,  And let oil not be lacking for thy head.  Enjoy life with the woman _whom thou  '     lovest  All 'the days of thy fleeting life,  For this is thy, share of life.  And in the   toil wherein thou toilest  under the sun  Put whatsoever thy hand findeth under  the sun  To do, within thy power, do it.  For there   is   no work, nor planning,  nor knowledge," nor. experience,  In Sheol,' whither thou art going.  Speaking generally. Prof, Haupt declares that in oountless ways, meanings have been given to words of which  they   were  devoid in  the original.*  VALORATSHADY RILL  A  BRUSH   BETWEEN   RAILROAD  MEN  AND   BUSHWHACKERS.  trainmen   Who   Saved  the  I���������dies  T  Family  of  a  T  Good Old u Southern Family From a  Band of Marauders���������Comedy Contributed by a Keg-ro Servant and a Fireman.  c  that a single chapter will contain senti-  A naents* that   are   difficult to reconcile.  Indeed,   if -all the commentaries  and  f   explanations of  the Book of Job were  j put. together -in  parallel  columns,  it  j "would, make   one    of    the   strangest.  '   -jumbles possible to literature.1  A - "It is owing to all this that there has  -' grown  up  in . the   minds  of   Hebrew  "-' i scholars the conviction that   the Book  jf   of Job was not   written   by   a  single  _ .man, but is the work of several hands,  :    and in the new translation the attempt'  will be made to mark out what is probably the original text of the book, and  to separate th's from the polemic interpolations against   the  tendency of the  poem, made undoubtedly many years  . after Job was dead;  and   from various  corrective     interpretations   or    notes  added, making Job's speeches   to   conform to the spirit of the  orthodox doc-  .,<   trine of a later da3T.   .   -  PROPHECY  OP  ISAIAH.  In just the same way the attempt  has been made to find out what part of  the Book of Isaiah was written by that  prophet, and what was written in at a  later day; what part of Jeremiah is the  prophet's own words and how much is,  "biography, written after his death; to  what age the so-called-"Priestly Code"  of Leviticus belongs, and how many  ��������� centuries after the "Law of Holiness"  was written, and so on.  It was from the results of this modern  criticism that   the   scheme of the new  translation sprang.    It originated with  a young German scholar, now professor  of Semitic languages  and literature at  Johns Hopkins University,   Prof. Paul  Haupt.    Six  years   or more   ago,* the  work   began   to   take   definite shape.  Sufficient   funds   for the undertaking  were found and Prof. Haupt was made  general   editor.    He   was   thoroughly  acquainted with the special  studies of  biblical students, and to him, who had  given particular attention to a particular   book,   that    book   was   assigned.  Very often   the new   translation will  represent the life work of the translator.    The best scholars of   the   world  have been engaged in the work���������men  varying widely in their beliefs.    The  Book of Leviticus is in charge of Profs.  Driver and  "White,  of Oxford.    Prof.  Smith, of Glasgow, has  taken .Deuteronomy; Budde,   of Strasburg, Samuel;  Stade, of Giessen, Kings; C. J. Ball, of  London, Genesis: B-yle, of Cambridge,  E.xodus;    Paterson,     of     Edinburgh,  Numbers; Bennett, of London, Joshua;  Taylor, of Winchcombe,Ainos; Andrew  Harper,    of     Melbourne,     Australia,  Obadiah; Jeremias, of Leipsic, Nahura;  Russell Martineau, of London, Psalms;  "Kamphausen, of Bonn, Daniel; Cheyne,  of Oxford, Isaiah;   Cornill, of Konigs-  berg, Jeremiah; Frederic De Litzsch, of  Breslau,   Jonah;   Wellhausen, of Got-  tingen, Psalms; Siegfried, of Jena, Job,  and Kittel, of Breslau, Chronicles.  Among the American scholars engaged, with the books they will edit,  ai*3: President Harper, of Chicago,  Zachariah; Prof. Charles A. Briggs, of  New York, Ruth; Prof. Toy, of Harvard, Ezekiel; Francis Brown, of New  York,  Joel;   McQurdy,     of   Toronto.  STARTLING CHANGES. ' ,  A particular example will make clear  the general method that has been followed.   ,The book of Leviticus is_ now  regarded by 'Biblical scholars as made  up from  three 'distinct   sources.    The  basis of the book they call the Priestly  Code, and this is printed on the usual  white background.    This   part ' of the  book is supposed to, have been written  about 500 years B.C.      Such   additions,  as seem to have been made later appear  v upon a brown background.    The third  source used by the final editor of Leviticus, was called the Law of Holiness,  since it emphasizes the requirements of  ceremonials.    Passages   traceable    tb  this source  are   printed upon a yellow  background.    The argumeuts for these  distinctions   will   be - prefaced to   the  notes   of    the     English -translation.  Thus at a glance the reader has before  his eyes the conclusions .'jbf, the highest;  authorities upon this   particular book.  Undoubtedly   the   changes made in  familiar passages 'will be ^regarded' as  many, and not infrequently startling.  One notable instance is to be found in  the translation   of the Jewish symbol  for God, Jhvh.    Throughout the Bible  this symbol has been translated in-the  King James   version' in-'many ways,  "Jehovah" "God," "Lord.^etc.   In the  new translation the  Hebrew form will  be retained, the proper pronunciation  being Jahve   or   Yahway.    The Hebrew word generally  translated "tabernacle" will appear  in the new version  as "Tent of meeting," a rendering more  nearly correct.  NO MORE  PENTATEUCH.  The familiar division  known as the  Pentateuch will   be   done away with,  since biblical students nowadays regard  the book of Joshua as belonging to the  same combination.    Hence   this   division   is   now   called    the  Hexateuch.  These books   are   regarded as a sort of  blend   of the   Judaic documents, composed of the Southern kingdom, and the  Ephraimitic,   written in .the-Northern  kingdom about   a  century   later; and  hence this blend   will  be  indicated in  the printing by   a purple background.  "Where the source is plainly indicated  'the fact   will   be   disclosed by a back-,  ground of red   or  blue  as the case requires, and different strata of the documents will   be similarly   indicated in  varying shades.      In     short,   in   the  printing these books will appear as a  sort   of   a   series  of mosaics, which is  exactly the light in which they are regarded by scholars.  THE PROPHETICAL   WORKS;       y  The, book   of   Jeremiah offers a fair  example   of   the -treatment of the pro-'  phetical works.    The   color   device is^  not used here, ��������� but   the   matter is .arranged chronologically. The discourses  delivered during   the   first.23.years of  the   prophet's ministry.^appear in the  first section, while  the second section'  contains the discourses delivered later.  The. second part of the book  contains chapters concerning Jeremi-'  ah's life, written after his death, and  then come sections written by neither  Jeremiah nor his biographer. The  other books of the prophets are handled  in a similar way. Much, especially,  is expected of Prof. Cheyne's "Isaiah."  upon which he has spent a lifetime,  DIFFERENT FROM THE OLD.  The only translation which is at  present accessible is that of Ecclesiastes, Prof Haupt. The following passage will indicate how. widely the new  translation varies from the old.  THE   AUTHORIZED. VERSION.  IX., 7-10���������Go thy way, eat thy bread  with joy, and drink thy wine with a  merry heart, for God now: accepteth thy  ���������works. Let thy garments be always  white, and let thy head lack no ointment. Live joyfully with ithy wife  whom thou lovest all the days of the  life of thy vanity, which He hath  given thee under the sun, all the days  Iiaby'a   Tlir������ e    .Mfl iriiie*. r  Our baby got his linger rocked on  one day. He was crawling, about  over the floor after his red-and-white  ball, when Sue gave hor *��������� rocking-  chair a sudden tilt, ' and then we  heard from baby! ' He cried as loud  as if the fingers;had been cut off, and  tliat < provoked , Sue. 1  " Now, liobert Welford King!" she  said, in a pretty sharp voice, "what  is the use of making all that moise?  I don't believe it hurts half as much  as you make believe. Do stop  screaming."        y"  ' *'**  But the baby.- only cried louder  than  before:      < ,,, -  * "Never mind;- Rcbby.Asaid Fan;,  "if you'll stopr-*crying^ I'll get you a  sugar cake,  a real big* one."     k   "  The baby paused a minute and  looked around out of the corners, of  his wet eyelashes, but, as no cakes  were in siglri,  he kept" on crying.  Fan Svent off disgusted. "Il" .he'll  not stop for acake," she said, "he'll  not,stop for'anything. I'm just going  to let him cry'till he gets tired."  Then     little    Fred.    Glasgow came  in.    Fred, is our next-door neighbor.  "Why,    baby,'?    he cried, ������ "what's  the  matter?"   -  , "There!" exclaimed Sue; "you are  rousing the neighborhood, Robby!/'  And'then baby tookvla fresh start. ,  - "Hold-on, Bob," said the ��������� newcomer; -,"I've got, something between  my " lips' that ��������� .v 1 cure "the worst  hurt that ever' was. '.Want to try  it?"   ,      ,*,   . ,    A       .       *   ,  'Baby rubbed the .tears away with  his well hand, and-nodded.  "But you must shut your eyes,"  said Fred.; "if you. see what it is,  it'll not-do you any good." j>(  Baby screwed^up his eyes tight,  and then felt something soft fall on  his fingers, like a rose leaf, and heard  a gentle sound like only one thing in  the world.*  "It's nuffin but a tiss," he cried,  opening his eyes; but he was smiling  all oyer his face, and. . the fingers  were well.  AVinter :incl   S|������rnis  Wheat Itr:in.  The1 Pennsylvania Experiment Station- has recently completed some interesting investigations into tho relative value of winter wheat and  spring wheat bran. The samples examined represented the, various  brands offered for sale in that locality.  Based oh older, analyses, the ger������-  eral opinion has been that there is  no material difference in the composition of winter and, spring wheat  bran. Tlie station's analyses, however, as ���������well as later analyses in  other States, show that, on the average, spring wheat bran is about  one per cent, richer in protein' than  winter wheat bran, while experiments at the Massachusetts Station  indicate that the protein of spring  wheat bran is also more digestible  than that of winter wheat bran. So  far, then, as bran serves for the purpose of supplying protein to balance  up a ration, the spring wheat bran  appears to be "preferable to the winter wheat bran, notwithstanding  that the latter usually commands a  price in  the market.  The composition of the different  samples, of bran was found to vary  considerably,- and it was also found  that in Maine and Massachusetts,  Where an offcial feeding stuffs "control is maintained/the variation was  somewhat less and the average grade  of the product somewhat,, higher  than   in * Pennsylvania.  The \ results of these investigations  will shortly be. published in bulletin  form.  Fresli'ini"C Up Jlmtv T)resH Materials.  When black materials begin to  look gra.y or rusty, brighten them  by sponging on the right side with  equal parts of alcohol and water,  and, while damp, iron on the wrong  side.- Mud will often leave a stain,  which may. be removed with naphtha  after it has been allowed to become  thoroughly dry. Black sllk-warp  goods will shine as\they wear, and  expose the silk threads; this shine  may be partly removed by sponging  with alcohol and water, though it  will likely return; if it does the silk  must be redyed. Colored cashmere,  .sorgo, albatross, etc., may be cleaned by sousing in a fluid composed of  one dessertspoonful of beef's gall to  a pail of wana water: use less ga?l  'n thy ringing water, dry in a shady  piace, and iron on the wrong side,  wi en nearly dry, w������th a moderately  warm  iron.���������Ladies'   Home   Journal.  All day the train, had been waiting at  Shady Rill for orders. Once in awhile the  engineer would ask the brakeman to cut  him off, and he would race up' and down  tho track in order to "pump her," for  there were no injectors on the locomotives  in 1862. All day the conductor sat in the  caboose, where an- operator was working,  expecting orders to back away, for the  Johnnies wero getting the better of ��������� the  Yanks. Once, when the engineer went  down tho track into the pine forest, he saw  a band of bushwhackers riding leisurely  through tho wood in the,dircction of Shady'  RilL Thcso were not men of the north  nor yet of the south. They were marauders, murderers, masquerading as soldiers  and equally dangerous to each army. 'The  engineer told tbe conductor what he had  seen, and, taking a couple of muskets and  ono of tbo brakemen, tho captain put  himself into'the wood .tank and set out'to  hunt the bandits., It was an odd way to  go to work, but the conductor considered  it better than remaining at the run to be  plundered, if not murdered by tho band.  The bushmen must have heard them coming; for they were sitting on their horses,  still as statues, when the old wood burner  came creeping round a curve, her links  and chains rattling like a dray on cobblestones. * '��������� '"' -  , "Halt!" cried the leader, and the engineer hooked hor over.  "What do youvwant?" demanded the  conductor. ������ .    ,  /'.What have you got?" asked the bush-  man. ^ ,, y     y  * The negro fireman must have 'seen the  humor of the man's reply, for ho poked  his head round'the corner of tho cab and  laughed a laugh that seemed to'come front'  tho very bottom of his'bare feet.- It filled  tho ' forest and rippled away down 'tho  wood liko tho song of a reaper reaping in  a valley-.near the hills.  **Fo' de Lawd, dat am funny."*' said the  negro, wiping his eyes.    -        . ,  "Nothing that you can 'have.*' said tho  conductor back at the bushmnn.  Immediately the negro opened his mouth  and began to ripple again, but this timo  the flow of his mirth was broken by .the  sound of muskets Bang, bang! went the  guns of the marauders, and the negro,  changing his laugh to a cry of pain, fell  upon the deck and begged the * brakeman  to shoot him.   - ,    K ���������  "I'ze done killed Fo" de Lawd. I'ze  shot plumb frewde ha't."       . l ���������   *  "Then.die,.you-crazy nigger." shouted  the ��������� brakeman'. ^"Think'I'm going to  waste a load on you?" ' ' \ ���������, >.._' -'-'  When the conductor and the brakeman i  had emptied their guns at,the gang, the  engineer opened the throttle ��������� and backed  away withthe bullets rattling on his front  end' and- smashing the glass in the cab  windows. A \   "     ~       A  ��������� Upon arriving at Shady Rill they found  that only the tip of one of the' negro's fingers had  been  shot away.vand when, the  engineer  had bathed  the finger; in black  oil, bound it up with a rag and kicked the  negro three or  four times  the .fellow was  able to take his placo at the furnace door  The conductor  instructed' the operator  to report what had taken place to the army  officer in charge of the railway, and then  went over to the Shady Rill plantation to  warn, the women there of  tho coming of  tho bushwhackers.  He had been over once  or twice for supplies, which were given, if  not grudgingly, reluctantly, for how were  these.poor women, whose fathers and busy  bands and brothers were down there where  the steady, monotonous   booming of cannon spoke of danger and death, to smile  upon tho people of the north*/    These men  were come into the country, the women  were able to persuade themselves, to take  the property of the people and lay the country waste.    So now. when the conductor  lifted his hat in  the presence of the venerable dame and her proud daughter, tho  women drew themselves   up and  looked  down upon him from the veranda.  "If tliey ah no'the'n soldiers, I reckon  they can't more'n kill us, an if they ah  eouthe'n soldiers they ah southe'n gentle  .men. So wo might bettah take ouah  chances with them tlian with you all, who  ah not soldiers at all."  "Neither are these soldiers. They are  bushwhackers and murderers. Come. 1  beg of you, let me help you to escape."  At that moment the sound of musketry  was heard from down behind the orchard,  and a moment later an old white haired  wench came falling round the house,; rolled  up the veranda steps and threw herself at  the feet of her young mistress.  "Fo' do Lawd, honey, " she howled, "do  wood fai'ly full o' Yankees. ! fought dey  dun been our folks, case ctey dun hab on  bluo clo's, but minit dat foolJim poke his  head obehde fence an shout, 'Git out dis  yeah o'chad,' dey all bang loose at him,  an, fo' de Lawd, dey dun tak' he heart out  an eat if right-fo'my pie eyes."   ���������  ���������*��������� .  A negro can always be depended upon  to supply the details in an exciting narrative and to fill in with bits of pathos, but  the women, making due allowance for the  exaggerations of a frightened negro, had  no doubt that they were how in great  danger. > ;  "Shall we have- time to dress, suh?'  . asked the lady with a hauteur that under  the circumstances was pathetic.   j__  "No.    Fly for your lives," said the conductor, for even as he spoke he saw a couple of men riding under the apple trees. ���������<  The women saw them, too,, and throwing on whatever lay in reach  in the way  of wraps  hurried over to the traita.    The  old  negress, still  telling her story. Went  with the two women and helped them into  the caboose.    Now thp two robbers who  had  ridden  through the orchard  saw the  trainmen  and  immediately  opened   fire.  The conductor and the brakeman, walking  backward, kept the desperadoes back, killing one of their horses    Just as the trainmen  reached  the caboose  the conductor  was shot and fell itear "the rail.    The rest  of the band had come to the rescue of their  comrades, and  now the lead was raining  upon the side of the car.    The.brakeman. f  having dropped his gun', stooped to lift the  conductor aboard, but he could not do it.  Now this delicate young daughter of the  .south, seeing the danger  in which  these  men, her enemies, had voluntarily placed  themselves for her sake and her mother's,  leaped to the ground  and with her white  hands   that   had, never   lifted' anything'  heavier,; than  a   riding  whip  helped' the  brakeman to lift the limp formofthe'eon-'  ductor into the car while the bullets rained  around her   When they had.laid him upon  the locker, the young .woman  lifted hte'  head and held it in her lap and so. as the *  engine backed away, the conductor died.  ���������New York Sun ��������� ���������'���������  Hia Style. "' '  "I have beeo considering your application for an editorial position." said  the managing editor, "and I' sent for  you today that 1 might get some idea  of - your style."  - "Justr so." replied the< bright young  man. "Well, jrou will observe. 1 am  wearing a blue wait, plain, but well cut, -  and a brown soft hat; quite the proper  thing for this time of tbe year.. Will I  do?" ��������� ;' y  THE  1/  Whf.a  FATE OF THE MELON.  c     , i  .- ! '    ,  Waited, For,  Hun a* ry ���������*��������� Family  " It Iu Vain.  He was a family man,, though eyi- <  dently not of long standing, for be had  not yet acquired the 'faculty of dorng <  the marketing without looking sheepish. '. ^ A  He was buying'provisions at a large  and   central   grocery   the   other -day, j  when for some reason or other be add-  :  ed to'the heap of parcels before him '  a fine big watermelon.       t -    * > A^  "Going to carry tbern,,did you-say?"-  remonstrated   a  clerk.     "Melons   are ''  mighty slippery. Better let me send.it;"''*'  j But the family,man shook his bead/y  contemptuously.- -     ^ s ���������     _ o / ��������� A  "I've stuck to them when I was ^go-.  ing at a dead run and climbing over ..  fences   when' ,1   was  younger,. and  I  guess-I'll be able to,sticl������ to one now,"-;  he remarked loftily.   "How much did  you say?   All right."    And he strode  away, with his possessions in his arms. ..  He  might  have got on  very   well  if  he had hot tried to look dignified:  But  it is< hard? for a- man to' look dignified *  with a big watermelon under his arms.! ,  At any rate he found it out, for as -  he strode on to his'car he felt an awful' ���������"  slipping, i There" was,no time to clutch.*^  Catch ,that car be must, and, pressing "-  down on the slippery encumbrance as'  hard as he .could, but never deigning  to look at it, on he went and was'all' '  but safe, when.right at the car steps"-,  there-was a sudden slide,, a crash, a *,  juicy/splutter.'and there lajr upon the ^  pavement the ^wreck of his melon.  He'was dimly aware ofv.a row of -,  grinning  faces  and a  rush of news-r  boys to the scene, but still stood, star-/  ing" tragically  down  at  the  heap  of /  scarlet., while the car went on./Then,  nearly upset by the scrambling urchins,  *  he turned and strode away as dignified   ,  as ever, but it's safe to predict that one  family  at. least went without melon ,  that night.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.s  .*���������*-  (' V       a  ���������������f.  ** v-. -fi  ' 'y, *  u  Of. ':  t  WHO SHOULD WIPE THE.DISHES.  Mr.  ISuckenstotM  From  Ouotittiou  'flukes     :%  scripture.  "Don't you think, Minerva," said  Mr. BackensLot's anxiously, as be  tied the strings ofAhe kiLchen apron-  firmly around his wiast, and tucked  his whiskers carefully behind the bib  Lb keep them out of the dishwater,  "don'L you Lhink that we are carrying this idea of co-operaLion in domestic maLLers Lo cxLremes? I have  been washing dishes .for a week now,  and between times I have been doing  a' little scriptural reading, and I  can't find in the Bible any authority  for men doing kiLchen work; on "the  oLher hand, women v are ffequenLly  spoken of in this connecLion. "She  looketh well Lo Lhe ways of her  household,' 'she worketh willingly.,  with her hands,' 'she riseth while it  is yet night and giveth meat Lo her  household;' these quotations, Minerva, would seem to-warrant the conclusion that household duties should  properly be assigned to the woman."  "My dear," replied his wife, "like  the rest of your sex, you arc adapted to thorough research, but you are  painfully superficial. . If you will pursue youi* studios further ybu;will find  in ���������'.Kings, 21st, these words: 'I will  wipe Jerusalem as.a.man wipcth a  dish, w'iping it and turning it upside  down;'; This conclusively proves  that you are nobly, although -quite  unobtrusively, doing the work < designed for you by Providence. When  you are through be sure and wash  the towels" clean', rinse them, shake  them and-hang .them-straight--..'on the  rack. Death, you know, George '  Henry, lurks in the dishcloth." And  Mrs. Backenstots tied her bonnet  strings in a butterfly bow and went  out to attend a meeting of the Society for the Extinction of the Mi-  crobe by Means of Electrocution.  WITH THE WITS.  A Happy Man.  ������"\Thy are you glad?" I asked a>opan  Who had. a pleasant smile.  "You look as if you'd won in love,  Or else had'made a pile.'"  "It is not love," the man replied,  "That makes mo feel so fair.  I saw the races yesterday    ���������' j  And met a .iockey there."  "Aha, you had a 'tip!' " I ween.  "Come, tell me, is it so?  What was the stake ?   How was it that  You laid the.'talent- low?"v *  "I had a 'tip!' 'tis true," he said,  And then lie laughed outright,  "But the reason why I am bo glad  Is that I didn't Intel"'  4 ���������,^. ^..m**.^  .lfv^.T^-*-Jrr.j't-ja  * ������*���������* i tit. su^m***  a  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  .-HMrWHAMS.  A Emlgret of .)fests Containing an Element 'of Reality.  Chollie���������Hello, old man,, been ap in  the woods?     '*<  Caddie���������Yes; in the Adirondacks.  "Do any ,shooting while you were  theieV"  "Some; but, confound it. there are so"  many hunters up,there that a fellow is  obliged to yell 'fore' before he shoots."  -Did you ever hear anything like children for ask'ng foolish  questions'"  Ji.i-.. aitaftnrc���������in.,. *. never did.  "Nor rwv either.- Is it hot enough for  you today V"  Airs. Sharppc changed her mind and  walked on.       r *������ i  She���������Talk to me of women's rights!  Women havefeo ri^'its!  Ilc���������^IIaven't any rights? You're crazy.  Let a man dress up' in women's clothes  and go out on the street, ,and he is immediately arrested, but a woman is t>l-  lowed to go out on a wheel and tog out  in men's clothes and be the toughest  looking body in the bunch.  ���������-    Crimson beak���������Some firemen like to  hear themselves talk. '        ',        ,  Yeast���������I guess you've got tliat about  right.  "I   heard a fellow  from  up the' state  talking in the square a little while ago,,  aud he declared majestically that a fireman should never, hesitate, although he  knew his life would be in,danger."      ,   ,  "Don't yeu think" he was sincere?"  "Sincere!   'Why, one of the committeemen  immediately asked him to go home  with him and try some of his wife's bis-  .cuits. and the fellow  from  up the state  suddenly  disappeared   behind   a   pair of  .swinging green doors."���������Yonkers Statesman. '  The three great vital factors  of this body of ours are the  heart, the nerves and the blood.  It is because of the  triple  power possessed by Milburn's  Heart and NervoPills of making  weak, irregular beating hearts  strong and steady,, toning up,  ran. down, shattered, nervous  systems and   sujiplying thosei  elements necessary  to   make'  thin,   watery   blood   rich   and  red, that so  many' wonderful  cures have been accredited to  this remedy.  Here is the case of Mr***- R.  J. Arnold, "Woodstock," NlB.,  who says:  t'fI was troubled for some  timo with nervous prostration  and general weakness, feeling  irritable, debilitated and sleepless nearly all the time.'   My  entire   system   became    run  down.   As  soon  as  I  began  taking   Milburn's   Heart  and  Nerve Pills. "I realized  that '  they had a calming, soothing  influence upon    the    nerves.  Every dose seemed to help the-  cure. . They restored my sleep,  strengthened f my nerves   and  gave tone to my entire system.  T think them, wonderful."  Heart  anct  ��������� ���������t i  SURE REGULATORS. ��������� Mandrake  and Dandelion are known to exert a powerful Influence on the liver, and kidneys,  restoring them to-healthful action, induo-  ing a regular flow of the secretions and  Imparting to the organs complete power  v to perforin, their functions . These valuable ingredients enter into the composition of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, and  serve to render them che agreeable, and  salutary medicine they are. There are few  pills so effective as they *n their action.,  <    ���������_  ' The Grrnt Debate.  When   the   uncertainty   bad   become  well nigh Intolerable. Science ventured  to go to ilie Serpent directly.  "Is jt or  is   it  not a  fact.  O  Ser-*  pent.'' asked Science, "that you swal->  , low voui- young "when you areattack-  viir      ( t .';'   '.' '  ������������������Well.' i always try to hold my  ��������� Vwiif' replied the Serpent modestly.  "m is true, but evasively witlial.  And 'so theH-itter "controversy wages  on.���������1 ���������������������������iron 'Journal.  Nerve  Pills  M  : .Why will you allow a cough to lacerate  'your throat or lungs and run the ri-k ot  filling, a consumptive's grave, when, by  the timely u-o of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive c-yrnp the pain can be allayed  iand the,danger avoided. This syrup is  plea-arifc to tho taste, and unsurpassed for  relieving, healing and curing all affections of ' the throat and lungs, coughs,  colds, bronchitis, etc.,'etc.  THE  AGE  OF THIRTY-SEVEN.  I-  Tt  'If  i  i  ���������Y ,  fc  A '  Ilai   Been   Fatal   to   Many   of   tho  World"-*- qrentest Men.  The age of 37 is a particularly fatal  age.t An examination of the reports of  the United States government shows that  more people die at that age than any  ' other after attaining their majority. It  is also ascertained that more misfortunes  overtake persons at that age than at any  other time in their lives and that few  fortunate events befall them.  An examination of history develops the  same thing. At 'the age' of 37 a great  sorrow befell Aristotle, the death of Plato, his friend and teacher, with whom he  had studied for nearly 20 years. This  sorrow plainly showed its effects upon his  future life, and to it may be attributed  the sad tone of his later writings.  It was at the age of 37 that Lord Byron died of fever in Greece. As Lord  Beaconsfield says, he was "greater as a  man than as a writer, and his loss to the  world was a great blow to it."  Raphael, the-glory-of Italian art. died  .at 37. He Cell sick a week - before his  birthday of cold and fever and died on  that,day, Good Friday. In him the world  lost one of its greatest artists.  In music, like art and poetry.''England  lost her greatest composer at the age of  37.Purcoll, the most distinguished musician Britain produced, died within a  few days' after attaining his thirty-seventh year. The regard in which he was  held in England "placed him on a par  with Milton in epic poetry, with Shakespeare on the stage. Locke in metaphysics and Sir Isaac Newton in philosophy  and mathematics.  It was at the age of 37. too. that England lost a military genius that she regarded as of the highest rank and promise. Prince Henry of Batten berg.-died of  fever in Ashanti in that year of hi.s life.  Pascal, too. died at '37, -but why seek  more illustrations? These, are sufliciont  to-illustrate the fatality of the age among  geniuses. Where death failed misfortune  often befell.  So the age of 37 tnay.be regarded as  the fatal age of. all those after a man  passes his majority.���������Chicago Times-  Herald.  A Comparison.  "Your poem," said the supercilious  editor, "reminds me of a bordereau."  "You mean that it is going to attract  wide attention."  "No," he answered, suiting the action  to his subsequent remark, "it will never  have a chance to become famous unless  somebody fishes it out of the waste-  basket."���������Washington Star.  Smrig-g-liii������- a Cook Stove.  "Speaking of smuggling," said an old  time federal deputy. "Til tell you a curious little story. Shortly after the  opening of one, of the Mexican roads,  never mind which, a locomotive engineer" got married to a native belle !in  the;,town at.-the.lower end of his' run  and set up housekeeping. Among other things they needed was a cooking  stove. He could'get exactly what they  wanted on the American side, but the  duty on hardware of that kind was extremely high, and he racked his brains  to think of some way to slip it down to  his homeo without paying the exorbitant tariff. A        -      .  "A cooking stove Is about as easy to  smuggle as a. baby, elephant, but at  last he struck a brilliant scheme, and  on, his .next"; trip be simply flashed the  thing tor the pilot of bis engine. It  looked as much out of place as a piano  on top of a hearse, but the,yardmen  were conveniently blind, and he pulled  -out'in triumph. When be stopped at  the customs office, the Mexican offl:  cials stared at the stove in amazement,  but they concluded at once that it was  some new Yankee device in connection  with the locomotive and asked uo questions for fear of betraying their ignorance of up to date machinery. The  consequence was that the engineer got  his stove without paying a cent of  riutv."           IMPURITIES IN THE BLOOD. ���������  When the action of the kidneys becomes  impaired, impurities in the biood are almost sura to follow, and general derangement of the system ensues. Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills W2ll regulate the kidneys,  so that they will maintain healthy action  and prevent the complications which certainly come when tnero is derangement  of these delicate organs. As a restorative  these Pills are in the first rank.  "Yes  ;t::nt.  fer a  iixi!:<  l r 11i.   I  er In  i.i. 1  is rin  An   Utifcsi'C u 't:������ te   Brother.  ������-i!h." Niiid  i hi- ��������� i!������I  i-m'ured inhnb-  ���������*dc   weailn-r   gsiiin   uii-Jny   chilly  |)o' <>l' man l:ke s:u' ,   IZt  1  dct, hail  ���������   "null"  lei   pa.v   iini.si'   rent,   en  -������������������>.'. 1  l irnn <t\   lull   rn gas liiH   ������>������ butch  .  cii  all  d"  -nii'ici   IhIN  u !iai   co'sie  wiiiihlii'l    li.i\i-   one   wmd    lei*   ���������-���������i\  <i.it   J'i uvii!i������iii <���������   winch   aiiu^   <!������������������   lie  lies'  lei   us " ��������� ,\ I l-i :��������� I a ("nii-t il iMiun  X  MATRON* AND MAID.  * Paris has a new beauty.    She is Mile.  de Vere, a writer on Gil Bias.  Ellen Terry says the things she liked  best in the United States were the green  peppers. ���������  Miss Sadie,Joseph of Wichita, Kan.,  has been chosen queen of the coming  stieet carnival to be. held there.  General Joubert's wife has gone with  him in alLhis campaigns and is said to  have aided with her'Counsel the development of his strategic plans.  Mrs. Emmons' Blaine objects very  much rto "the publicity given to her Chicago philanthropies and has never allowed her portrait to be printed.  Mrs. George C. Crocker of San Francisco has presented to the Hopkins Art  ins-titute.* in the same city, the Benizoni  marble"* group "of statuary known as "The  I-'all of Pompeii," for which the late Mr.  Crocker paid $20,000.  , Mrs. Diaz, wife of the Mexican president, whose' illness prevented her husband from attending the Chicago celebra-  !ion this fall, is her husband's second  wife and but 3G years old. while the president is 09.   They were married iu 1S94.  Mary Elleu Lease is delivering a course'  uf lectures. Her spiritualistic tendencies  j'.ie more than ever pronounced, and she  declares that "the time is near at hand  when every phenomenon of spiritualism  will be scientifically- demonstrated, leaving nothing for faith to supply."  Miss Alma Powell, a member of the  Castle Square Opera company, is' going  to study * for the -degree of master - of  laws, having already completed the  , course in the woman's law class at the  New York.university. She studied music  abroad. She' is related on her mother's  side to Daniel Webster.  Mrs.' W illiam P. Townsend of Clearwater trout pond,'Maine, recently shot  with 'a rifle'"from a window of the buildings overlooking the pond a bide heron'  at the farthest side of the pond. 'The  distance being 300 yards, she was a lit-,  tie surprised at ' seeing him fall and,  crossing the pond in a boat, she found  him shot through the head.  When , the Prince of Wales' passed  through London recently, he wasgiv'en a1  luncheon at which Mrs. James Brown  Potter was,' by his request, the principal,  lady guest, but other ladies were.present,  among them' Lady Randolph Churchill.  It is the prince's,.admiration of, the actress which has given her in London a' social success she could not hope for here. ���������  Mrs.. Catharine Watts of Sellersville.  Pa., has just celebrated her one' hundred  and third'birthday. ' She feeis that she is  getting too old for birthday surprise  parties, so her friends allowed her to "pass  the "day quietly. ' This summer she assisted neighbors' with their, apple butter  making, and some evenings worked until  midnight. She is a remarkable,woman,'  retaining.all her faculties. ,   ���������   - -   ,  M>=  TO EVKES.Y ONE who can find In tho Dpw������t Purzln 2 Faces���������mark  thorn and roturn to us���������w0 ;;ive an oxquisltu Tlltiny stylo simulative  Opal or Uiiby Stick Tin Free.' and sond 12 Ten-cent packages of Imperishable Pcrfiimo to sell for us if you can. ' When solo, return money,  and we clvo you free cliolco of a heavily plated Chain Hracclot with I  Lock and K������v,������or Solid Cold Shell Jtolclior Dlrtliday nine- Simply"  nterprot puirie and wo send prlzo without monoy or prico.   Write to-day.   You risk nothin;.', as wn pay U18 duty in  BIRTHl^AY.RING  DEWEY PUZZLE  ipostago on all Perfumes scut into C martri. making Itn delivery absolutely free and unsold goods are returnable.  Mention tbls paper. 1VATIO.VAI. HIU-ITV CO.. 4C-50 West "Larncd St., -Detroit. Mich*  LUCAS, STEELE & BHISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write US, niiniiltoii.Oiit.  <"ircle Teas  I*.. S & It. 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Get Particulars*  G. W. DONALD, Sec.  NATIONAL  LIFE ASSURANCE  CO. OF CANADA.  r '       *     * ��������� !" y  Aqfnts Wanted nr UxB-*cfbbssntsd Distb**ot������  '     NARES& ROBINSON,;-  WIN������TPEO/MAHr. ,,  Managers Alan, and V. Wi I.  yj>l  '*���������**!  TT. N. U.    252.  ft:  *',-  TME JEWELER'S ART.     .  i    ,  Crystal finger bowls set in silver gilt  frames are very handsome.  A new departure is\ the use' of small  and -beautifully" cut cameos in' belt  buckles. , '   .  Hammered silver stands forth conspicuous through its artistic excellence  among the new fall productions.  The newest purse for carrying in the  hand is furnished with a short chain  and a chased ring to slip over the finger.  Studdings of many semiprecious stones  of different rich colors are increasingly  c.^cd on the extension top of the round  purse.  Quaint and original in charms is a line  of birthday souvenirs. Bach charm consists of a flat, irregularly outlined bit of  gold roughly hammered and bet with the  stone of the mouth.  , A T shaped handle catches the eye as  something fresh in umbrellas. One seen  was of carved silver gilt with a ball of  handsomely marked agate at either end  of the crossbar.  The marquise diamond represents quite  the newest and most elegant fad in rings.  A single very large stone is cut into the  shape mentioned, yet hardly so pointed as  the true marquise form, being somewhat  more of an elongated ova!.'���������Jewelers'  Circular.  THE  ROYAL  BOX.  CHURCH  NOTES.  The 'Methodist Episcopal church has  established missionary,work in more than  100 centers in eight of the middle states  of the republic of Mexico.  The United Presbyterian church in  Scotland aud America maintains 7 missions, supports 02 ordained missionaries,  21 ordained natives, 10 medical missionaries and 43 zenana missionaries!   -  New York is the strongest Lutheran  city in the'world, having 34 churches of  that.denomination with- 15.JW4 communi-  cantsAaud church. property valued at  $2,000,000. - Preaching t is done in eight  different languages.> ;    <     '    '  JHE  PARIS SHOW.  *.-v  Among'the peculiar attractions at the  Paris "exposition'will be a great machine  for makiuVclouds of all varieties at will.  A bicycle geared to 240 wil! be-shown  at the Paris exposition. The front sprocket contains GO teeth and the rear sprocket  7 teeth.  Eight sections  at  the  Paris universal  exhibition of 1900 will be devoted to "Uk'  history of the religions of the world, with'  the beliefs of all the known races of men,  past and present."  Soniftliins I'i'ie It.  Policeman���������Say. mister, have you got a  wild woman concealed on the second  floor of your house V  "No, sir: that's my wife," said the man,  looking up at a figure in the front window. "She's diying her hair by an electric fan."���������Detroit Free Press.  Seeinsr I_t Believing--.  Tlioso TViili Hereditary  !*re<lt.*i>os't'on  SIuuiIO Talio  Treatment in Time.  The writer on. cancers in the British Encyclopedia, says that nearly half of all'eases  can be traced to hereditary predisposition.  Nearly every authority on malignant growths  emphasizes the fact that in a large proportion of cases it will be found that either the  father or mother, .grandfather or grandmother, died of the disease' This hereditary  tendency to cancer shows that ,the disease  must be of a constitutional nature, and it  should always put these persons, whose progenitors have died of the disease, on .their  guard to take treatment on the very first indication of its approach.  A new light has been ehed on the methods  of treating this serious malady. The barbarities of the knife *;nd plaster with their  overwhelming -percentage of failure^) and recurrences, have been superceded by a constitutional remedy that builds up the depleted  strength, searches out the cancer poison in  every corner of thesystem,.and without any  cutting or suffering radically and permanently cures the disease.  We do not publish testimonials in the  papers, as sensitive people do not care to  parade- their ailments for the benefit of the  curious. , Tk������se people aro only too glad,  however, for any sufferer to have'the benefit  of the'ir experience. If you are interested in  this matter and desire further information,  send us two stamps and we will mail you  treatise and testimonials. STOTT &, JURY,  Bowmanville, Ont.   Mention this paper.  Princess Louise, marcliionesr- of Lome,  is tin- favorite sister of the Prince of  Wales.  (���������m:-!������������������"���������> ci own prince having completed  hi*- cdf.'-.'Uion at Harrow, his brother.  Prince llaiigsit, has now been sent to  England to school. ������������������'������������������,  '".Muz.iHir-I-Din. shah of Persia, was  made the governor of a province when he  was quite a small 'boy.'though'he had no  work to do in connection with the office.  Efforts are being made to persuade the  emperor of Japan to visit the Paris-expo-'  siiiou. Should .lie go. it would-be the  first: time in the history of Japan that its  ruler lias undertaken a trip to a foreign  country- -  The late czarowit-i of 'Russia left a  widow and family. His imperial highness was morganaticaily- married to a  beautiful young giri who before, her marriage will) him was ia poor circumstances  and earned ber living as a telegraphist,  hut who was descended from a princely  family of the line of the last king1 of  Grusien.     ��������� ���������   ���������  THE PUNSTER.  J. D. 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I can see them move  about.���������New York Journal.  \gc  ������  Tho army chaplain is a minister of  war. '.....  A guard chain should always be on the  watrh.  The seat of learning is often worn  threadbare.  A traveler says the average train boy  is a banana skin.  The multiplication table affords the  miser food for thouirht.  at -miiEes a great dilterence whether  glasses are used over or under the nose.  When a man is out rowing with a  pretty girl, he has something nice to  look forward to. i  ��������� Sad to seo peopl3  advanced in years  sufTering'fromBack-  ache, Lame Back,  Urinary Troubles  and Kidney Weakness. A halo old  age, freo from pains  and aches, can only  ��������� beattained by keep  ing tb.������ kidneys right and the blood pure,  DOAN'S KTMF.Y- MT.LS  befriend tho aged by freeing them from  pain and correcting all Disorders of the  Kidneys and Urinary System.  Mr.   Thomas Ash,   an old , resident of  Renfrew, Ont., spoke as follows:  "I am 72 years of age, and havo been  troubled for a number of years with pains  across my back. "When I would stoop  over it gave agonizing pain to straighten  up. I was so bad that I could scarcely  walk. I have taken many kinds of rnedi <  cines, but got nothing to help me. Being  recommended to tiy Doan's Kidney Pills  I got a box. After taking three doses I  noticed, a great change for the better,  and I ean now get around as smart as a  crieket. I can split my own wood and am,  in fact, jnst like a new man. "  Density Unexampled.  "You cau't very well take a fall out  of the automobile,"  observed, the lay  figure, meaning to comment upon tbe*  safety of the new contrivance.  The uuconscious imbecile sprang at  ouce to his feet, crying: "Oh, yes, you  can! You.can..call-it mobile, instead of  autumn-mobile!"  But. although he drew many diagrams, it was still easy for the others  to affect not to understand.���������Detroit  Journal.  Merited  Iteproof.  Clarence���������I am afraid, Maude, you  do uot care for me as much as I wish  you did.  Maude���������What in the world makes  you think such a thing as that?  Clarence---1 suppose I have told a  dozen different girls that they were  the tirstwoman I ever loved, and you  were the first one ever to question my  veracity.���������Boston Transcript.  Trying to Ee Good.  "Joe Jimp is getting old."  "iVhy:'do you say that?"  "Because when he got back from fishing he said he hadn't caught anything-  worth bragging' about."���������Chicago .Record.  Stood  For tise Defjciexscj-*-  "Jones" verses don't cover the ground  fiill.v." ' i  "No. but Jones does. The editor has  just laid him out."���������Atlauta Constitution.  Cnres For Insomnia.  "Jonas, the newspaper said that if you  hold your breath you can get to sleep."  "Martha, you hold yours, and let's see  how that works."���������Chicago Record. av-  > i  \>  i  s  ���������  THE CUMBERLAND NEW =  ' ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M,  E.  Bissett Editor".  ^3" Advertisers who wani, tjieir ao  gauged, sb-ould get copy in. by  12 a,m. day before issue.  subscribers     Uilii.g      io   iece>ve     Tliic  NKWd rtguiarly will confer a favor by  uoli  y ng i he offiw;.  Job'Work Strictly C.  O. D.  Transient Ads Cashin Advanqe.  .SATURDAY,    FEB,    3������d,    1900o  A Canad an Statesman remarked  in a regent.,address that the only  way to get prohibition was to senu  to-parliament men strongly in favor of it,    That's a piece of news!  , ��������� i O   It is a source of jus. piide to Can  ad a that her "sons in South Africa  are" considered plucky enough to b<_  given the^same-work as regulars di  the :Briiish Army.' ^    ���������  ���������IV ,,..  I- i   <  I   i  * The Boers say the Lord .-is helping them in this campaign. That  is why 'Dr/Leyds is trying to gel  , the' assistance of Germany. 'Ale  and Gott', according to the Emperor, always work together.  ^ocai  jBvie  , l .The Review  wants tb know why  'the    'Workingman's  Government'  ' cut down the' wages of laborers on  ;,, public roads'.  11.   t  11 -T -  i  \i ^  I *-������*-���������  i .-v,-,  lA:7"',  l*n.--'' ���������  1 ".T    *   -  I,*  -������s. .  *    1  According to the Review, the An-  ti- Chinese criisade  is being waged  , not'-because Cninese are a source oi  ��������� dangerc?.h'mines - but" because they  lower the rate of wages'. *   .  'l ,'   __        '    , : O ; ;   <- t  < .< The bill to amend the Coal Mines  IRagulatipn Act, which the President of "the executive Council laid  before* the-1 ocal legisl a tu t e yesterday, and which- is set for second  reading this afternoon ���������umsp.imar-  lytb-prevent .the employment of  Asiatics underground .mine workings, while seeking to avoid'disa!-  lowance on the score of discriminating legislation. It may however,  be described as a measure of fourfold character. In the first \ lace  comes this most iriiportant section  (Clause 3), which���������as the mover  explains it-���������will operate for the expulsion of Hungarians, Doukho-  bors, etc., as well as Chinese and  JTapaneae, and therefore cannot be  classed as unconstitutional through  discriminating against any particular nation, or race. The section  reads;  3. No owner, agent or manager  *of a mineshall employ underground  or-allow to be underground for  purpose of employment, in any  mine to which the Coal Mines Reg  illation Act applies, any person who  is unable to read the Special Ru.cs  for the said mines, as printed in  English, and to understand the  same to the sati-fnotion of the inspector.  , It is secondly pr.ivioed that the  Under manager (or pit boss) must  have pas.-ed an examination ancl be  duly certificated as second clas ,  mine managers being requited to  possess first-class certifi-'-ates.  Mrs. Meyer, of Comox, left for  Ens-la- d Friday.  Mr; Al. Davis, the Nanai-nocirar  man was up this week.  A' Cumber'an'd. January 31st, to  Mr/Mnd rs. Alex Gray, a daughter.   ���������  lMA Gideon Hicks came up from  Victoria Wednesday. Mr. Hicks  will sing in Grace Church Sunday  evening.  There wras a pleasant sociat gathering of tho   C. E. in   St.  George's,  Pre ������������������by tori an      Church (   basement  Tuesday evening.  By request 'Cinderella' will be  recited next Tuesday in Cumberland Hall and a sunflower chorus  will also be presented.  Two Easter solos of exceptional  beauty have been secured by the  Ladies' Home Journal for publication in the March issue. The elate  f g'ving them to the public is timed so as to admit six weeks' reherrs-  al before their first rendition on  Easter Day.       / *  FOR SALE���������A second hand wall  nut bedroom suite���������in excellent or-  ler���������cheap. Apply immediacy  at this'office.  - The News War Bulletin gives all  ihe latest news of _the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin-and  keep posted on the,war. Price per  month $1.00 or<������cts. per cop}-.  , "PASSENGER LIST.  The following were the passengers who came up on the "City of  Nanaimo Wednesday.  FC Muir, H Reiful, E Waller,  Lito, D Esley,. Sandells, Mrs-*.  Thomson, G Hicks, W Piercy, S  Moody,, J Puetz, G Freeman, Do-  ney, D Henderson, A McDonald,  Mrs.-Mai ny, CM Ralson, Doney,  ^JPate, Anderton, Worthington,  J Ashman, John, Mrs. Eenwick,  Mrs. Gibson, C F Grover,  "DISTRIBUTION   OF  SAMPLES  OF/SEED GRAIN.  To the Editor of'the News.  Dear SiR.y Under instructions of  'the Hon. Minister of Agriculture a-  nother distribution of sample pock-  ape of the best and most prod active-  of cereals, &c, is now being made  from the .-Central Expctimental  Farm, Ottawa. The distribution  will consist as heretofore, of samples of oats, spring wheat, barley,  field peas, Indian corn and potato-s. Each samule will weigh  three pounds. The quality of the  .seed will be of the best, the varitie^  trne to name and the packages  be sent free to applicants, through  the mail. The object in vit-w is  t to improvement of the character  and quality of the grair, &c,  giown in Canada, an effort widely  appreciafed, and the choice of varieties to be sent out will be confined to those which have been found  to exceed well at the Experimental  Farms.  These samples will  be sent only  to those who apply personally, lists  of names from societies or individuals can not be considered.    Only one  sample of one   sort  can be sent to  each applicant, hence if an individual receives a sample of oats he can  not also receive one of wheat or bailey.    Applications   thould    be sent  to the   D.rect ������r    of  Experimental'  Farms,   Ottawa,   and   may be sent  any time before the  loth of March,  after wliich   da.e   the. lists will be  ciosi.d' so that tho     samples asked  L>r may be sent out in good timuior  so whig.    Parties writing will please  mention the sort of grain the}'' would  prefer   and    should   the   available  S:Ock of the variety namely be ex-,  ha us ted, some other   good sort will  de sent in its place.       Letters may  be seat to the Experimental Farms  free of postage.  Wm. Saunders ,.  Director Experimenial Farm-  Ottawa, January, 22nd, 1900.   _o   CARD OF THANKS.  Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie desire to  tlifink the public for kindness extended to them .m their la-e affliction.  *L      ������   fl     ''J      r      <?    fi   B       *i        S ������   f   S  Commencing Saturday, January 27th, and for 30.days we will" give  bui; customers of Cumberland and vicinity bargains' where, 50' cents'.  willVo as far as'$1.00 elsewhere. This no,fake- buta'g.ehuine bona  fide sale of the best stock of Dry Goods and Men's /Furnishing; ,in  town. We do this to make room for our large spring stock' already,  en the road. ������ * ��������� -'..-.-  E)ress "Ooobs  40  dress   costumes   in   plains,  plaids   and  brocades',   all   new.  coloring, last fall's stock, good  value at\$i.09   and'$1.25   per  yd.     Sale price 50-cents a yd.  /iftelton/'CIotb    ���������  Melton cloth in black, red mix-  ed, light and dark "green,  res*-'  ' ular I'price   25c.--  a yard,'   sale  price 7 yds for *$i.oo,   or' 15c. ^  per yd.'  netMMSX kvnnr'nuint  Stress'3Leugtbs      .  50 pieces black figured luster  in corded and'plain ground, in  dress and skirt lengths, no two  alike, sale price '33 ['3' CLS> 5������f-  65c, and 90c a yd  2 s pieces Wr-ashable silk in  fine hair stripe, light and dark  ground; sale price 50c a yd;  w^ww.wjiwh-wi.m .*��������� mi iw*������...^iwJWJi.i.in.iiiin.>ii**win mimi..������������m.ii������.i ill .  560 yards 3'i inch striped'*flannelette, good vallie at S-cts-per-  yd, sale price 25 yds for $t.co,  12 1-2 yds to each customer.  for -$i.oo.  too yds wrapperette in fancy  and plaids, regular 100 a yd,  .sale price 20'yds $1.00.' -  ,  - Turkish'towelb in bleached and  .unbleached;' sale price, 1 oc, 20c  and 25c. ,*   " < ���������   - "i '  - - L *  25 pair lace curtains, 31-2 yds  long by 60 'inches wide, regular $1.3-5,3. pair, sale-price $1  a pair.       -��������� i    \  , IRemnants if^nif price . - - a  We' have received^   hundreds  more     remnants   .which    we.  place on our counter   Saturday  and say half price'for any one?  all marked in   plain  figures.'   ���������  flfteu's jf umisbing's  flDalf ������rice     ���������  We are going out of men's and '  boys'suits.' As we can't take  space, to mention the/price;' we  say any suit or overcoat'in the  house, half-price, all maVk'ed in  plain figures, suits .now $300-  up to $,15.00. a   -   ' ^-'     ���������    *  1 '      ���������'       'i 1L_A___  y * Sboe'Sale ' '' :.J  - ' *��������� ~-    1 *  We have 'placed on4ables for pay  day some big ^values, in slioes.'    Lot '  'No: 57contains' Baby shoes  1  to  5  regular ',50;' to 60c   a.paif,,��������� sale ���������  price 25c. ���������'_ Lot No.'*, 2,.   con-"  tain-baby shoes 1- to 10,  regular _6o"c to. 7 5c a pair, ,* sale price  - 35c a pair. ������6t . Np.t 3? ^con.  tains "boys -and misses school  shoes, sizes 6   to    10,  /'regular  '$i���������bo and $1.25* a -.pair/^.sale  price 75c. a pair, -ifljot-- No.  4  - cqntainsi'mjSnV'fipC .-shoes, reg  !'ular $2:50^0 $3.50,a,pair,.sale  pripe $i/25fa pair.-'"^.1   * a    r,  ���������   WI������-*,*I-������AW������*-.. W������V^ ������*i������*-fc������A*������l  tiAkW M.T������i K ^ *l> ukl * U.*V  Half bleached'table linen, regular 35c.   a yd,' sale price 4 yds  -   25 pet' cent SHscount/     ��������� y-  Off   men's    top shirts,  undershirts and drawers,     We have^  too many, so give you the   ac^  vantage to get good bargains.  price jpj.'zo a--pi  tnTiis fine laced'and button shoe's-11-  ,sroi.d value,-���������a 1 $3.00 io $3:50 a pair,,,  '���������sale price $1.90 ������ pair."   - -   '.  A big^reduciion' madevin .men's  and ladies' rubbers.- ^ All" sizes in  stock     1-   '  -  MEN'S  MITTS AND GLOVES��������� All meiVs   winter mitts; and  doves have been reduced; $1.00 gloves now 7$e.   a   pair, , 75c.  ������> ^ DEAL WHERE YOU  GET THE. iMOS  50c! a pr. 50c. mitts now 40c. a pr. best for your money-  ^r^rr^T   ^  Qq^   QR^   gtorC  gloves.  >ST~AND  EV!  $k ��������� k  '^/     COME   to    the Yi  A CashGroceryStore tit  Y$ at Comox for 'your X-  <$f  EXPENDITURE.  Coal oil $    6.65  Goal  3.00  mas  Ho]    ;\    Cccds  i('*d)   A'"                     n '���������               ��������� ������//  Aflj Groceries, -Biscuits, $>  M Cakes,   Fruits,    canned M  ^f and    fresh,     Canne'd \j(  J������ Meats,    Canned    Peels &s  t/f Oranges   and   Lemons, j������  (|������a fresh.    Anything  you   de- /K  flfi sire    in    Xmas   Novelties, <?<{  Cards,  Toys, etc.    Also   a ML  i.ew line of    Boots,   Shoes  and l Dry   Goods.     Flour   and  ^11  Feed always on hand.     Inspe.c- ^'  lion-invited ancl   a fair sh,ire of W  Posters        1-10  Organist     40.00  j Building and Loan 108.00  j Janhor      18.*50  ! Mortgage Tax      10.15  Cier^yman's Stipend   445.50  1  "1  ^  '^M your j)atronage solicited.  Wish    Wi  wi   inq��������� you'a Merry   XmasA'inrl   a   im  and    prosperous   New ^  I remain,  Yours sinrerely, .  F. J.  Leighton, "%  comox.     //������  \9  Total  Balance on hand  $445.50  15.11  $460.61  I  -nnatamxiwim  All the American prisoners held  by ihe Filipinos have arrived within the American lines,  HOLY TRINITY . CHURCH   FINANCIAL STATMENT.  May 1st 1899 to Jan. 1st 1900.  FUjS'DS received.  Cash on ha d  .$��������� 36.96  ���������Collections.'.:. ..........  238.05  Concert  J... ..    26.00  Entertainment  . . .-. ��������� 54.60       5.00  Ladles' Aid.. :..,.,.'.,,. ..  100.00'  Total $460.61  ���������T. E. Bate, Warden for Com.  "    NOTICE.   '  NOTICE. IS HEREBY given that  application will be  made to the  Legislative    Assembly    of    the  Province pf British Columbia at  its next session for an Act to incorporate    a   Company   for   the  purpose of   constructing,   mai.n-  ��������� taining and  operating   a line, of  railway, with telegraph and telephone   lines,   from   the   City of  Victoria to a,point on the eastern  boundary of this  Province, with  branch lines of any  length from .  any point or points   on the main  lhi9 to any  mining camps, or,to  any coattal points, together with  all necessary or in cidenta 1 powe i s  usual under the Rai 1 way Act.  Dated this; 22nd  day of November 1899.  '     DUMBLETON & A     PERSON,  Solicitors for the Applicants,  hotographs for the  -' ."   P10PL1!  The .People's Photo-  rapher, will be ��������� in  Cumberland from 2 ist  Feb; till 8th Ma:reh.  f^*This is your chance of the  year to get some really fine  PHOTOS.     ;  *v ^'t forget tl^e  Buy a coupon from my agent and  ge* the big picture FREE.  W. B. FINLEY,  .'���������'       - .���������'���������.'. '      -i  ��������� Photographer.  oommttr:  A concert and dance in aid of the  Mansion House fund will be given  in the K: of P. Hall, Comox, Thurs--  day evening, Feb. 8th. Particulars  later.;   .".,.���������    .,.-"���������.���������;.     A, '  FOR SALE���������A horse, (seven years  o'd, rig and harness���������all in good  condition,    Apply at News office,  -1  '!  - 9  : I  '���������"l  ������


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