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Array ?30?  '*#������<&���������  ' '      V  r��������� j:avi..������--''XjMni*fc������w.*^*v������  CUMBER  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMB^RLA^^bTxTsAtURDAV, FEB.. 17th.   .900  -FIRST   CONSIGNMENT   OF   WALL PAPER  CONSISTING OF   OVER 4,000    ROLLS TO IIANfD OF THE  Latest Design s,  FKOM H   CTS.  PER ROLL.  1 ou'd Never Think how many  different Designs, of Wall Pa^  -<V\' ",/'."'''A v '    "...  '.'"   4  per/vthere  were,until: you  run  dver a   Stock, likt\Ours.���������  '4  mm.<w  ���������-p-r  Ni^htolles & JRenouf; Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  1   HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING.   MACHINERY  ''.,   ^FARMING,/AND  -DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS "  '{. ^;6F.,lLLjfLNDS:>/' *    .. / v       *' ^   t /    *-  AgeptsW-McCpr^ic^Harvesting Machinery.,,   ��������� ^     ,..  A%ite..for price* aud particulars., ;F. O: Drawer 563. t     ...  >*   *Ti ^^     ���������-  If yon want ��������� ���������  CARPETS,     LINOLIUMS,        CURTAINS,.  ALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all   Kinds, in  the Latest  Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading Manufacturers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON  REQUEST.  COUNCIL MEETING.  The City Conncil met at 8 p. m ,  Feb. 12th. Present: Mayor Carthew and' Aldermen > Walker, W,l-  lard, Ce&sford,' 'Nicoll and Calnan.  Alderman Robertson being absent.  After , minutes .of last mee.ing  were .read and adopted, a communication was read from the Provincial' Secretary,"notifying the appointment of 'Licence Commissioners Nicoll and' Robertson. After  ( some discussion it was.,'moved by  Aid. Walker;' s������cori'ded by Aid.  Calnan, that tHbVLieu.-Governor be  communicated -with'regarding the  appointment^ "without .'the Council  being consulted,, the fault being  found with the^choice made, but  Council should have <had nomination of at least one.," Carried.     [  Bills.���������Robert Addison, sidewalk,  $25; W.   Riley,^ lamplighter,  $20;  B. C. Gazette,'oriier''of election, $6;  , News office,   200 Assessment' nbti-  .e'es, $3; Lohdpn'Guararitee Co, Re-.  tnewal Clerks b6nd,J>6;  ������Moved and seconded to be referred to Finance Cdmm.ttee. Car-  ried. ^ <* -f -  Reports���������Re1 F. t Garnet's drain,  amount requiietij'$2.50. s  After discussion,'^oved by Aid.  Calnan,' seconded% by Aid. Nicoll  that 6 globe1 street" lamps be purchased" from -Mr. [Tarbeli at quoted  prices, $5150-each. *��������� Carried.  ,* Amendment to Trades By-law,,  reconsidered and-finally passed. .  Policeman .and^ Scavenger.���������Af;  ter   considering ^applications   and  jand discussion, ^applications' were  all rejected;,and^moved  by   Ald%  Cessford,   seconded by   Aid. Nicoll'  that .offices of constable, lamplight  er and -health - o iii cur-be taken together at a salary of $60 and Scav-  \ngeCai $40:- f Car\'p\.  y fMuveT by"Aldr.WdfEe>"; seconded",  by Aid. Cessfordxthat 'License Am-  eudmei.t be published xiri local paper.    Carried.  [Note���������"Act   does   not   make-it  imperative that   Council should be  consulted re Commissioners but we  undetstand this is generally done.'  ���������Ed.]  Our new Six Story Show Rooms are conceded to be the ^j  most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment M  In all Canada.    Come and see us when in Victoria. ftj  ler Bros, ^r  VICTOR r A  B. C.  Write to  Complete Furnishers,  , CITY OF CUMBERLffl,  Trades  License  Bylaw, 1898.  Amendment to Section 21  Everv Express Company, G.t's ComiKin^v  . Telephone Company,   Electric    Lh,hi  ;:; CompanvV'Street���������Railvvay-'"or Train������av  Company, Investmc-nl,' an': Loan So-  ��������� Society, Fur Dealer or Fur Trader  $50 (Fifty"Dollars).-for every six months  except such Companies formed in lhe  Province of British Columbia, which  shall be $12.50 (Twelve Do.lars and  Fifty Cents) for every six months.  Read the first time the   15th day of January, 1900: "..''���������  Read the  secondy time the 20th   day of  j; nuary, 1900,  Read the-third time the 29th day of January, 1900.  Reconsidered and finally passed the 15th  day of February; 1900.  .James A. Carthew,  Lau^ence.W. Nunn-s,,   .     '.'./: Mayor.  ���������.-'.". '������������������'���������������������������"���������y       -.'CityrCleik.  ;'���������'��������� Cumbirlamd,, B.C.: 13th Feb;^i900.  Nanaimo, Fub. 14.���������The bodies of Rich'-  ���������ard K'^nyon aud Johu Cordell who with  Wm. Zelly were drowned ou Sunday weie  recovered I:*st night.  ITOR SALE:   Old  papers,  ply at News Office.  Ap-  NOriCE.  Notice is hereby given that the ' undersigned nave'made'.,an applicetion tor  Hotel Licence to sell intoxicating;  liquors under the provisions of the  Statutes in that behalf.  ���������Jab'ez K. Ashman,-  .Courtnay Hotel, Courtnay.  Moses Ireland,  Camp   Island   Hotel,   Camp  Island. .    ' ,  The Board    of   Licence   Commissioners  will meet to consider the   above applications on Thursday, the 1st ,ot March  ' pro.w, at one   o'clock   p.m , at   the o.d  drvg store, Courtney.  John-Thomson, '  Chief-Licence Inspector  i' Comox Licence District.  Dated Cumberland, B.C , Feb 14111,1900.  FOR' SALE!���������A' good quiet 'cow. A  guod niilker;.1'! $45.    '  John Howe,  Hornby Island.  DEATH OF MBS.   McLEOD.  After suffering intense agony  Mrs. McLeod succumbed last Sunday at 12 a. m. She had beon suf-  1 fering for some time, firs* with a  severe cold, which, affecting the  nerves of the face cau-ed a small  abcess to form. It was at fit st  thought lightly of until the inflama-  tion spreading resulted in blood  poisoning which   caused her death  The funeral whi< h was to ha-\e  taken pLice on Tuesday was poM-  p uied until after the train arrived  Wednesday to enable thede. eased'-  mother, Mrs. Munroe of Wellington with her three other daughters  to attend1 it. Then it took place  at 2tp. m. from the house to the  ���������Presbyterian cemetry at Sand wick.  Many sorrowing friends accompanied the remains and many who  would have attended were unable  to do so   on   account of   change wf  dateJ - . ���������������������������-���������..  Mrs. McLeod   leaves a sorrowing  husi.-and- and a   family of   young  'children to mourn her taking off.  COMOX   CTJLIilNGS  Mr. R. Clay, of the cliemical-  work-, Victoria, has been agutst at  the Elk House the 1 ast week.  Mr. and Mrs. A J.."Smith have  tak������jn Mr. Frank Dorman's house  .ai Nobb Hill.; They recently arrived here from th������ N.W.T.  ���������"'Mr.'H.'C; Lucas has pur.;ha>-ed  the. shop formerly occupied by Mr.  Qeo. Howe.  Mr. Clarke has. finished his 'new:  residence arid a good time is ex"  pectel there Friday night, in the  way of a dance.  *At the Patriotic Concert last  week we must note Mr. J. B.  Holme's origin il song entitled^  "My name it is - Joe Martin," in  character,0wa-* received with roars  of laughter, anct thunders of applause. ' We hope Mr. Holmes will  send us a copy of the words.  ' Other performers were: Mr./(A.  Grant, Mr. Baxter, Miss Bertram,  Mr. G. Roe, Mrs.Smith, Mr. Hardy,  Mr. Hooper, Mrs. J. Urquhart,  Misses DcDonald and Holmes, Mr.  Todd.' Tableaux managed by Mrs.  .Church. 'Dancing. Refreshments  at Mrs. H dnie's provided by all  the ladies. -' '  Over .$.200/ was   cleared   for the  Mansion House fund.  ;- Mr.' J. Hardy has , collected  the  following amounts,' in   aid of  the  Mansion   House  Fund,' from, the  residents of ,South   Comox,   which  have been handed-, to'Mr. <:W.   R.  Robb, to  be   forworded   with   the  other proceeds:   W/Anderton;   $1;  ;T. Cairms, $1; M. Donohue,   $1; J.^  , B. Holmes, $1; H. C. Lucas, $1; G.  G. McDonald, $1; W. R. Robb, $5;  total, $11/  u     -1 <> r        ,  See Stevenson &   Co.'s adv.   on-  last page.   ������ ;  WHAHF JOTTINGS.'  ��������� A pleasant evening was spent at  the Nelson House Monday, when  Captain Rice, of the '-Hawaiian  Isles," and wife with Miss  Nicholas and a few others took informal possession r of # brother  George's new > piano~ and held^ a  litiie sing sqiig. -%   ^   -<-  Walter McPhee and Mr. Carter  went to Tanny Bay shooting last  wec^ Mr. _^Alex. Ui.quhari, of  Comox; -went-dowii" TwitF tliern oh -  business and walked' back. Alex,  thinks it is tod good for  a man   of  t r-  his weight.  Mr. S. Archer has been; taken to  Cumberland hospital suffering from  a slight stroke of, paralysis.     .   '  During the last week we have  had the s.s. Wellington and s s.  Tellus loading cargoes for San  Francisco. We have also had the  str. Cutch, for fuel, bound to Skag-  way. The str. Albion bound north  for a boom of logs called in for fuel.  The str. Thistle bjund north on a  fishing trip called in on Monday  for fuel. Tne Thistle has' made a  verv successful season fishing, hav-  ing on several voyages taken to  Vancouver over 100,000 lbs. halibut. The str. Czar with the Tran-  fer in tow keeps up regular trips  between Vancouver and Union  wnart within the last few days. A  co-load of cattle, one of mules and  one of flour has been delivered in  Cumberland without br.aking bulk.  This is a very great convenience  and saving of time.and expense to  the merchants of Cumberland to  have, their- merchandise thus  handled without ther'-ilay and loss  attendant on each  time   go -ds are  handled.  The .school   children, under  the  care of Miss Nicholas (teacher) were  treated to a   very   plea ant   afternoon's    enjoyment   on   board   the  ship   Hawaiian    Isles.      Refreshments were served  by Captain and  Mrs. Rice, and  the   children   were .  much delighted.    Thanks, are due :  to Captain and Mrs. Rice for their-  kindness to the children,   and   the  Hawaiian Isles   will   long   be   remembered by the Union Bay school  children.. ' ���������   .  ;.! ��������� Miss E. MclJonald, the telegraph  - operator/ being indisposedhas, taken  a vacation for" a'Veek;'':arid =Mi'ss  McDonald has taken her place until she returns.  LOCAL ITEMS.  Miner's Meeting Sunday,  ' ' '' '  The dearth of'Police newg tpeuk*  well for the district.  r- Mr. Fechner, taxidermist, hat  just finished stuffing and mounting  a coon���������wild one,  Mr. Geo, Turubull, who dtslo-r  catetl his ankle last week, ie������ doings  well. ( r    s   ~  Stevenson' & Co's Half Price Sale  of clothing is a wonder. Call and  get some of the bargains.  < No. 5 engine took a skoot on Sat-'  urday night and shore'off a lot of^  bolt heads near No. 6 switch. Nor  damage beyond this.  Sunday the  Japs held r high carnival over the marrirge in Japan of  Prince .Harunomiya, to the Count-������  ess Sadako,i sister.of   the Duke of /  Kujo.   There wasa hiyoii time all - *  f rj{?ht!^ ' -  v ',.' .���������" ' :r/, .. ������\ T.;,  Some alarm  was felt Sunday at;,  hearing No. 4  Slope., whisie goiiigj lu  It turned   out that - it was;(ouly a - '  little argument betweenjthe Engineer and the rwhiRtle itWf*wHich-waji.;  'soon settled."       .    ,        .        ,   .  ' -Mr. Alex Armstrong, while work-  f\  - *i  y  '  yj  ^  ���������i>l  x   -^V,,  ', tyv-  * y..W rk  'Tm  4- k-v  ->-"���������!  ,lx,~  Wlt-'H  - :\,'-%n  juring an arm.    He, had to lay;off^  vin consequence."   . , /   . * -'' ./  1 -  '       ' '    " '    ^      ' "     I'  > T "* .  A .carload of 16 mules came acrdsa  by1 Tiant-fer Monday,, having been  shipped direct,, from Kamloops for  the Colliery Co? .Two carloads oats.  will come across next trip A Direct/1  cbuimaiiicatioir with the C. P. RJi������  .becoming an estaib'li-hied' fact.1  .'J?    ...  Res.dents, of Maryport Avenue  x and vicinity were .-stai tied Sunday// ,  night by. the,^- reports ,of twoipusW  shots, and   visions pf rmen-oftW,ar '������'  under bare   poles could be seen at'/1  many a  doorway.^i However upon '"  investigation' it   turned   out th.-t  ,  someone had been  trying his hand    *  at   shooting   roofv rabbits   in the  dak. "  - '  "And now the festive Thomas cat  Begins to study how  He can his nightly courting do  Without exclaiming 'Meow!' n  Lots of fun and heaps of dancing ,  was the verdict given by the jury of  young ladies who sat in this case.  About 45 attended and what with  the young ladies pretty dresses and  prettier ��������� faces, set off by green decorations in Cumberland Hall, the  scene was '' swagger enough for the  most fastidious. What if the little wee man did draw the envelope  pairing him with tno stout lady?  or jthe long geared chaps have to  s'ep out with tne petite belle? It  was all part of the general fun and  every gentleman swore his draw ���������;������������������,������������������.  was a beaut. Messrs. Piket and  ; Hudson made ideal floor manager,  and caller respectively. .-'  China and Japan again at war, c  Moridayat No. 4 Slope after shift  . cafne off sit,3 o'clock. The Slugger,  a big Chinaman started to argue  the-point -/with a��������� "slant eyed little  Jap."������������������''"'.'J/ip hit out with his right  and in'tw-o.seconds the air was full  of hair,' -' moon' eyes, pigtails and  Cli.iuo-Japanese'",-'profanity. "Him  fiend-" ���������started.in io' help the Slugger but 'was' checked by a dazzler .  under,the ear by a bys ander. After a;. few= rounds the Chinaman  drew 'offarid ,'began to repair damages, the Jap meanwhile taunting;  him and whooping in derision.  With another volley of Ki-tPs-C-hi-,  naU went "at him again arid' the.  scrap was on in good shape when,  the bell rang all aboard an,d  brought it to an end*  1  ' tl-  <8-  "���������<-  '' x^ 's*.jW  . , v. ,   ,,������. i)Tt  -.-��������� , > .,v-..~Ci'  x^'i\ ^l  -'*'' -fx-v-n*!  ,   1,' i    i.  V     1'   r  '.1 v i; '!���������>  ��������� a '   M "  M������  ii. -���������  ft  If.  The custom   in   naming  children   in  Japan  is for  the  parents on  ilie  thirteenth day .liter its dirtb to take the  el;N.l������ to  the  temple  they  ai.end   and  the   fnther   ������ives   three   tnr.ne.s  to   the  pni'M,  who  writes e.u-h on a  piece of  ptipesv    These are then siinilled a.>i;tu  with certain   ineantntions aud thrown  up in the air    T!ie (:i.������. thai i.-ifN :- the  one chosen      Thh������  is  .lien   wnlteii  In  the p: jest on a eon.s,������era ted piece ot pa  per and given to the e������illil,"s paier.K to  l������-e.<erv.>    The child then reeei\e* t-"i-  tain gifts, two of which are iinponan:.  If a hoy. two fans are presented: if a  girl, a fiot of pomade, and in each ca*e  a packet of 11ax thread is added, which  and a long life.  WORTH  [Copyright, 1893. by tbe Author.]  '' Could  we not continue this debate  ko   betr&r advantage  JC  you   would   re-  -.->).    -nur sful   ft   inv bide?"   ho ask-  o.   v "1!>  deep  rollcitudr.  signifies good wislic  Shattered.  "''l.ertha--.Maiuinn.   yon   have shattered tlie fond hopes that had warmed my  In-east.  r    Mamma���������What in the world are .ion  talking about, childV  Bertha���������You insisted that I should  ask Air. Sweetser what his intentions  are. and lie said that he called in order to see if be could get you to subscribe to a new work he i.s canvass lap:  for. And I thought he wanted to marry me! Why could I not have .been allowed to enjoy the fond illusion for  a fittle while longerV���������Boston Transcript.' "        ������    i  -.  ' Fortune In Face.  "My,.face is my fortune!" cried the  young girl evultingly.  Time laughed behind his heard.  "I'll make her,look like 30 cents!" he  muttered to him.seif.  Considering .results."one would imagine Time was chiefly busy ruining  complexions- ' >  MAN  AT FAILS  Is,   the  Weak,   Nervous,   Dys-  ' peptic' Man, Who   Can   Be  Restored   to .Health" and  - ,    Strength by Dr. Chase's  Nerve,   Food.  -���������In picturing in the' imagination the  'man who lails, you do not see* the  healthy, happy, 'confident man, but'hia  weakling brother, the mau who through  over-exertion, Vvorrj* or lhe indiscretions of youth has shattered his nerv-  ' ons system an i lost confidence, energy  and vitality. - - -  He pondered this declaration in puzzled distress for several minutes, but  yet failed to fathom its full n-waning.  There was a deadly earnest, a passionate resolution in her words which  startled and vaguely frightened' him,  but he was yet far from drr\aminpr that  they poi'tended anything moie than a  lovers' quarrel, a momentary rebellion.  " Plea.se tell me. Hulda, wherein I  have dir.pieas^d you," ho said, with an  almost touching c/ntrlLion. "I'll try  dear, to make amends."  " Great God'" she <^ri<jd, panting with  a kind of desperate impatience. " Does  not that remark show you how hopeless  it is to enlighten you'' It is not anything that you have done that I object  to, but it is what you are."  " Iiut you certainly know what I was  when you engaged yourself to me. It  would be suicidal now for me to give  up my profession."  " Your profession: If it were only  thai ii would be comparatively easy.  v>ut we live in different worlds, Mr.  Vj\ lolc We speak to each other across  an abyss. It is well that we have discovered, this  before  it  is  too   late."    "  Ii began to dawn upon him now that  -~,h<.- meant to break her eng-ag-ement,  and it .was not so much her protesta-  ticn of incompatibility which gave him  this impression 'as the formal "Mr.  Falck,"' which he had grown unaccus-'  tomed to from her lips. Nothing" had  griveti him an acu'ler sense of happiness  rfcan the sweet,.fainIIiaritv implied bv  "i .- i iliL g nun " Anthon." and ncvei  ' ��������� ' b?- ������������������}. p-w������ n rrd-'rt so delightful be-  foie. IS'.iw the more formal appellation  -j. ���������,...'d i i c-oiii--^ iu lioi so naturally that  h������ could rot help thinking that this ap-  tjctroni m.timacy had masked a great  xtn-.'iunt uf restraint. I-le even divined  iet7-ospcetivr>ly how difficult she had  tou"d it to treat him en camarade. aiid  niih a pang of jealousy he remembered  be./ nu/urally she had laughed and  ,mked with Mr. Brun and with what  instinctive ease they had lapsed into  .nionnal  relations.  She had accelerated her walk and  was now moving briskly over the snow-  ci.vered roo.d, as if with an apparent effort to get away from him. Mr. Falck,  seeing- how hopele=s it was to >persuade  her. conlented himself with keening  alongside, of her. She glanced at "him  now and then over her -shoulder, and  ������his face looked strangely withered. He  seemed to have grown suddenly old,  and. he shivered in spile of - his furs.  For half, an hour they kept thus abreast  of each other, and not a' word1 was  spoken. Mr. Falck felt stiff in 'everv  limb and insidious chills were creeping  over him. All the world seemed to  have been stricken with a deadly  blight, and all sights and sounds had  become trite, dreary, meaningless. His  breast wis oppressed with a sense of  soreness and vacuity, though" his Heart  kept thumping away inside of it with  the mechanical iteration of a steam  engine.  "Hulda, dearest, .do please come and  resume your seat," he said at last, imploringly. ������ What will they say at home  it we return this way?"  "It does noL matter to me what they  ' she replied coldly.  horse to a gate post.  " In Heaven's name tell me what you  intend to do ?" he repeated, in shivering trepidation. . But she was already  out of sight, if not beyond earshot, and  she deigned him no reply. Cumbrously'  a-nd with numbed legs he climbed the  snowbank across which she 'had ' so  lightly skipped, but the crust broke beneath his'weight, and he sunk in up  to his waist. Aind thus she found him  when, at the end of two minutes, she  re-emerged into the moonlignt, carrying a pair of skis, or "Norwegian snow-  shoes,   on her shoulders.  " I am going to take a short cut  across the fields." ' she observed-in a-  matter-of-fact to;:e as she dropped the  skis on the 'snow crust. " Please do  not worry about me, but drive home  at your leisure. The chances are that  ! I  shall   be  there  before  you."  "But coull you not first tell me,  dear, what is the cause of this extraordinary behaviour ?" '  " I would willingly if ther^ was the  least chance that you would understand me.    Good-bye."  She  had  stepped  into   the   skis,   and  before   he  had  time  to-   say . another  word  t,he was darting away  over the  snow, the ends of her  red scarf flying  bt'iiiid   her.      So overcome  was he  by  consternation   that   he   could   scarcely  muster  strength   enough   to   crawl  out  of  the hole in which he  was sticking.  He seemed half paralyzed.     His limbs  refused   to  respond  to  the  promptings  of his will.    A deadly weariness,which  was mental rather than uhvsical overcome  him. .and he  had * an  impulse  to  remain   where   he   was   and   let   :lea"h  steal   upon   him.      But     suddenly   the  horse gave a'..wild,  frightened  whinny,,  and  began  to  plunge  about  the  gatepost in' a .desperate attempt  to  rid Itself of   the  halter-     The      thought  of  wolves   stung   Mr.   Falck   into 'sudden  energy,   and ,befoie   he   was   aware  of  it   he  had   struggled  out   of   the   hole,  rolled   across t the   exposed   fence- -rail,  untied   the   horse  and   given   him   free  rein.     Tho  animal   needed  no  urging,  but broke* into a mad run, so that-the  'curate  had to  guard himself with  his  arms  against   the   whizzing   snowballs  that  were  hurled   into   the   air  by 'its  hoofs.     Now it slackened speed for ran  instant   and  anxiously  sniffed  the  air,  then wiith a  wild snort galloped away  at tlie tou of its speed.  As for Mr.' Falck, he dared scarcely think. He ..was *m that condition  of terror when the only .safeguard  against madness"is to hold the thought  in check, to fight with desperation  a.gainst the suggestions of one's own  fency. r < The wolves were abroad, and  Hulda, alone, and unprotected, - was  speeding on skis across the trackless  sncwii&lds. ,'At the poles" of his mind  these two terrible facts stood out-in  luminous relief, but he strove -to keep  them apart,'.-t&i. refrain-from .connecting them and supplying the horrible  probabilities which the situation suggested. _ < .  , Hulda in������ the .meanwhile was skim-  mina- over, tho RiMninp- *nnw with a  jvense or exhilaration which chased the  blood x with 'bounding  rhythm   through  skis, while others were breaking  through the snow crust and floundering  helplessly. The first one to reach her  was her brother Fritz, who looked at  her with a quizzical interest and re-1  marked :���������  "Won't you catch it, though ! Ain't  I glad I am not in your shoes."  ��������� " "What do you mean, , Fritz ?" she  queried, with some anxiety. " Have  the people lost their wits ? Don't they  know I am eld enough to take care of  myself ?"  " Mr. Falck, Miss Huldy, he had a notion you'd ben eaten by wolves,' and he  skeered the folks out of their senses,"  observed Nils, the"groom, who had now  caught up with his pupil.    ?  "Wolves!" ejaculated Hulda, in  amazement. " I have not seen any  wolves." " '  ,  " 1 didn't suppose you had, miss.1 But  Mr.  Falck saj's he did."  Hulda gave a contemptuous toss of  her head, and driving the point of her  staff into the snow crust, left Fritz and-  his friend far behind her."  There  is 'no  need of recounting' the  endless    questions' - and    explanations  which followed.   It<was. not a very cordial   reception   that  was  accorded  her  when she entered tho house, though ttfe  relief  which  the  family felt  at seeing  her safe and sound   made them indisposed  to  take  her    seriously   ,to  task.  jjHukla knew, however, that the evil day  was only' postponed until the morrow,  aud she steeled herself,for the ordeal.  .  Olaf -Brun had for some reason made  himself invisible during the commotion  that  followed  her  return,   and  Hulda,  1 hough   she  was"a  trifle  disappointed,  excused   him   on     the   ground    that   a  .stranger always feels de trop during a  domestic  difficulty.-   . It  was  his   good  breeding,   not  cowardice, -.which   made  him. respect  the  privacy of family affairs.     She lay awake, hour after hour  anticipating the inevitable interview in  the" blue room, inventing clever speeches  with   which, to checkmate  her  mother and invalidate her, argument.   She  was so passionately convinced-that'she  was -right   that   it   seemed   impossible  that  anybody  else could - think   otherwise.     And yet she quaked a little as  she   fancied   herself    tete-a-tete     with  herna other in that solemn room crowded  with  reminiscences   of her  childish  misdemeanours. - She fancied the tranquil severity of her accuser's eyes and  her formidable judicial calm as she relentlessly  brushed      away      her' most  cherished "arguments aa so many cob-  wets.      \ ______  (To be continued.)  A VANCOUVER LADY.  Cured of Asthma After Eight Years of  Almost Constant Suffering���������Slie - Say.  the Absolute Freedom From tk������  Disease Si-ems I.ilce a Dream���������Clarke's  .     Kola Compound Cures.     ,    ���������   ..    ���������  Mrs J, "Wise, Mt Pleasant, Vancouver, B; a,  writes: "I have, been a great sufferer from  bronchial asthma for the past eight years,  many times having to sit up nearly all night. '  Through the advice of a friend who had been  cured by ClarkeV Kola Compound, I resolved .  as a Last resort to try it. .The first bottle^ did  not relieve me much, bufc before I had finished  tho third bottle, the attacks ceased' altogether,  and durinir the past six months of damp and  cold weather have not had a single attack. It  seems some, hing like a dream to be free from  this worst of all diseases after so many yeara of  suffering. I have/ since wy recovery recommended this remedy to others suffering as I  was, and know many others in this city whom  it has cured. I consider it a marvelous remedy,'  and would urge any person suffering from, thi������  disease to try it." ���������    >  A free sample bottle of Clarke's Kola Com-  p and will Jip sent to  any persan   who  has  astiima, mention ng th s payer.   Address Tho  Griffiths &  Muuptierson   Co,   sole   Canadian ''  Agents, 121 Church street, Toronto Ont.  Ularko's Kola Compound should noi he confounded wi h the, oilier K.ila prepara'ionson  the tuarkei, as this s altogether a diflerent  preparation, designated especially for lhe cure  of asthma. Ail druggists, price ���������������<?. 0 per*bottle.  Worth  the  Price.  ONE HUNDRED'\AND TWENTY-ONE  say.  "But   we tshall   not "get   home  until  near   midnight."  " You  drive   aheajd.     I   shall   not  detain you."  " What have T done that you should  treat m-e thus ?"  " You havo done nothing."  /The  name  of Mr.  Btuii  was  on    the  tip    of  his   tongue,   for    he   was  well  aware, whatever she mier.ht say to the  contrary, that that nlauslbte youth was  The was-tiug process go ng on in his  body keeps the nervous sy-tem ex*  hau-ted an i causes NervouJ Dyspep.sia  and hearacbe, brain _fo}i. sleeplessness,  irritability, lack of imbre-t in life, fear|:  to venture and loss oJ! confidence and  "business capacity. In short, the snap  and vim of a successful c areer are eri^  tirely wanting in 'this weak, nervous  man���������the man that fails.  Many a discouraged, despairing man  has ion. d new hope, new vigor and  new life in Dr. Chafe's Nerve Food!  It' oes not stimulate the nerves to overexertion. Nor xioe-t it deaden the  nerves. It is a restorative, pnre aud  aim le, a restorative such as has never  been known sin e the wor'd bega^n It  stop-, the wasting process of disease and  builds up the body. It puts into the  blood an<t nerves the life-giving principle which makes the brain healthy  and active, the memory keen, and restores the vigor and vitality of youth.  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is a tonic and  invigorator for the whole system. 50  cts a box, at all dealers or postpaid.on  receipt of price by Edmaoson, Bates Sc  Oo., Toronto.  For croup, coughs, colds, bronchitis  and asthma rise Dr. Chase's Syrap of  Linseed and Turpentine, 25 cts a  bottle.  "What ha/ve I done. Ktatyoii should treat  t>ic n lu iff-'  at the bottcjji'of: pheur trott'ble.. He fel-t  a sudden1 wild ue'sire to curse him, to  trample upon him, to tear him to places.  Never in his. life before had his unperturbed soul been conscious of so fierce  an agitation. What right had that  light-hearted trifle to come- between  him and her ? What right had he to  blight his life, to steal his happiness ?  It was the rich man robbing the poor  man of his only lamb���������robbing him  in mere wantonness tor a pastime, because he had for, the moment nothing  better to do. For nothing could have  persuaded Mr. Falck that his rival had  serious and. honourable intentions,  though possibly he might be lacking the  courage'or energy''to break a relation  in which he had thoughtlessly entangled himself.  He was aroused from these reflections  >by seeing Hulda pause at a bannlike  structure a few rods from the road, and  quickly step across the fence, the to>p  rail of which was emerging from the  snowbank.  " For God's sfvke, what are you  going to do ?" he crded, in breathless  terror.  She did not answer,' but .slipping her  slender hand Into the crack between  the two doors, she pulled the inside  bolt, and entered the building. Mr.  Falck in the meanwhile had tumbled  out   of  the  sleigh,  and  was   tying  the  her. veins.(1  She "felt  like  a  bird    that  had   escaped ,from   its   cage,   and   was  now in the first1 thrill of recovered freedom,     tumbling,       sweeping,       rioting  through" the   va,st   and ;glorious   fields  cf   ethereal >space.i    She   was   heartless  perhaps,   and   it -presently  occurredu to  her tha,t sho had'riot treated Mr. Falck  with   proper   consideration.     \But    the  fact was that if she were to have^ been  scrupulous  in   that  reapect   she  would  have remained  in_ ,\.er bondage' to  her.  dying day.    She- haTd- not  the  remotest  intention  of  breaking  with  Mr.  Faldk  Oil   this   particular     occasion,    though  her engagement had  long been odious  to her    His irritating chirrup and the  appalling glimpse-it afforded her of his  dry and prosaic soul had no doubt been,  superficially   speaking,      the   cause   of  their  rupture,   though   the   real   cause  lay much deeper.    And when once she  ha-d leaped out of the sleiglh she found  that she  had,  on  the spur of the moment,  made  a  declaration  of  independence which at home, in an atmosphere  of conscientious consideration and complex duties, she would never have summoned courage to make.    The act thus  became half symbolic, and it was only  because she distrusted her ability to repeat it  that she remained obdurate to  Mr. Falck's entreaties, and in order to  escape   from   him   finally   fled   on   skis  across the fields. ��������� It was a bit of childish' knowledge   that   had  come   to   her  rescue. She remembered that the parish  snownlow was kept outside of this barn,  and  that  the  skis of the  drivers were  hidden within.  Of course she did not delude herself  in regard to the reception that was in  store for her. She knew that a storm  was brewing, and would burst upon her  devoted head. But, then, she had Mr.  Brun. He would stand by her, and the  knowledge that he loved her would give  hur courage to suffer and endure. Had  he not told her in glances and in thinly-veiled phrases that he would never  be lv.ippy without her. and that it was  merely her engagement to Mr. Falck  which made him refrain from declaring his love for her ? Indeed, what  had he done every moment of, the day  but to declare in looks, allusions, and  actions that he loved her 7 And that  she hived him she had known as un-  misUikab.y since they sang together on  the night of his arrival.. It had come  to her with a blissful certainty wnile  their voices soared together in such  harmonious fulness during the song  and it had gradually matured in her-  the resolution which to-night she had  found  the strength to carry  out.  Up hill and down hill, under the radiant sky, the young girl travelled, now  shooting like an arrow down the shining slopes, now pushing herself forward with her staff, now zigzagging up  some steep declivity. But she was well  accustomed to ski running from her earliest childhood. There was a delight in  the swift, gliding motion which compensated for all exertion. Every inch of  the ground was familiar to her, and  though she knew by hearsay that there  were wolves In the valley, the thought  of them never entered her mind. How  astonished was she, then, when from  the top of the hill overlooking the parsonage she saw a score of people scattering ov-rr the snow, and heard them  hallooing and calling her name. She  had expected surely to arrive home before Mr. Falck, and have the first  chance to'explain to her mother what  had happened. But here they were all  ���������her father, Mr. Falck, Nils the groom,  Fritz, Magda, and a dozen servants.  Surely Mr. Falck must have taken  leave of his senses to start such a needless commotion for so slight a cause.  She bethought herself, however, in spite  of her indignation, to answer their  calls, and presently she saw half a  dozen   people   rushing   toward   her   on  This is Said to l>o the Age of a Massacliu-  , .sett!? Woman.  Lyingat the point of di-atlrin a littlo  weather-beaten cottage picturesquely sifc-  Yia������cd on a r hillside between ' Chicopce  Falls and Holyoko, is Mrs- Margaret  Bo wen, who." at tho ago of 121, can  claim the distinction of being ono of the  oldest���������if not the oldest���������woman in the  world. A month ago she was in possession, of all her mental faculties, tbut physically unable to .care, for herself. Within  the last week she has tailed rapidly.1 She,  is almost blind, and" but little of her  reason remains. Her face is saffron hucd  and wrinkled. .  Her husbnnd, Bartholomew Bowen, 70  years old, cares for her as tenderly and  affectionately, as lie did >,when ho chose  her ns hi<julJfxj.paTfciigr.     ��������� ���������    ������  Mrs. Bowen's maiden name Nvus 'Margaret Sweeney, and she was born in tlie  parish of Evalane,  Cork Co., Ireland.  Sho does not recall the exact year of  her birth, bub places it according to the  Irish e.usfcom, by the "year of the great  blow," or blizzard. She w.-.s for years a  nurso in the parish and known throughout the country.  Her marriage to Mr. Bowen was not a  c*se of love at first sight, bun it was au  affection that gained in years that followed.  Mr. Bowen's first wife left him with  two children at her death. He wanted  some one to love and care for them, and,  having long had a warm friendship for  Miss Sweeney, they were finally married,  Miss Sweeney ������t Che time being 88 years  old.  They -'���������/ed in Ireland until they  thought they could bettor their circumstances by coming to, America. Thoy arrived in this country on the night of  President; Lincoln's assassination and  came to Chicopec Falls, where they have  lived ever since.  They occupy a humble cottage on the  Holyoke Road, and Bowen provides support, for himself and wife by tilling the  soil.  The cottage is neat and fairly comfortable, but i.-' not large enough to contain  all the household effects, so Mr. Bowen  mack: an excavation near by to hold'the  wood,' coal and other necessities covering  the pit.pver with boughs" and brush.  Mrs.J5?3owen is one of a family of nine  children,: none "of whom lived to bo 100  years okir but all reached the age of 70.  She has never employed a pliysician, and  has hardly been ill a day.  She attributes her longevity to careful  habits of living. She h:is never eaten between meals, never drank anything at  meals, and never ra.tcd liquor in any  form.  Friends of the family ascertained Mrs.  Bowen's remarkable age by writing to  the priest of the parisn, who vouches for  it that she was eighty-eight years old at  the time of-her marirage, nearly thirty-  four years ago.  Mrs. Bowen speaks very little English,  conversing with her husband and friends  in the native Irish tongue.  The history of her life was gained from  her husband who had often hoard her repeat it.  It is not expected that' Mrs. Bowen  will live more than a few days longer.  She persistently refuses medical treatment, denoting by signs and what few  words she is able to speak, thau she is  ready to die, and that her time has come.  ���������Boston Journal.  .-���������   - 1  ': "Just think 1 The1 impudent fortune  teller .to whom I paid a mark and 50  pfennigs told me I had a bad temper  and. would get a stingy -husband 1"   '  "You ought to,have gone to the fortune teller who for-a  mark told-me I'  wonld, inherit' a fortune and marry. _'  nobleman. *'���������Fliesende Blatter. .       -'   '  Important to Damaged Wheelmen*  Griffiths' Menthol Liniment is a complete- repair kit for damaged wheelmen ',  lc removes tho kink in tne muscles/and  soreness after a' lonu: ride,and isuf special,  value for Sprains, Brnifees, etc. It relieves'  the pains and aches' the minute applied. .  All druggists, 25 cents.  STAGE GLINTS.  "My Son Dan" is the title of a play.  which will "probably be -produced in . ���������  New York this, seilsou., David Lowry.  a Pittsburg newspaper man, is the  author. .    . " , .   . ���������������  .   Mrs.  Langtry's, new play. '"The  De-,i'--.,!":*  generates."   recently   made   known   in      '���������'>  10 ng In ml. is not so lusty a success as to ���������*  justify the expectation that it ruay.be    ������������������  transplanted in America. ��������� 0  '  The title of'May Irwin's latest play,  "Sister Mary." is not a new one. A s . '  play with' the same name, b'y Wilson  Barrett and Clement Scott, was produced at the American theater on,May  ir>. 1S94.  Tho names of stage plays even throw  an   odd   light   on   the .way   managers u'  feather   their   nests.      "The    Weather   -  Hen."  a   recent  English  comedy,   has  been  secured   for  production   here  by  William Brady.  "The Queen of Chinatown." a wild,  lurid melodrama laid in San Francisco, has been produced in New York.  Miss Jeffreys Lewis and Mainhall are  in it. It seems to be about- lurid  enough to be funny.  In "The Great Train Robbery." by .'  Scott Marble, a gang of desperadoes  hold up a train, blow open the express  car with dynamite and crack tho safe.  The subsequent pursuit of the robbers  is described as exciting.  ��������� -'a  yi  The great demand for a pleasant, safe  and reliable antidote for all affections of  the throat and lungs is fully inet with in  Biokle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup -It is  a purely "Vegetable Compound, and aots  promptly and magically in subduing all  coughs, colds, bronchitis, Inflammation  of the lunes, etc. It. is so palatable that  a Child will hot refuse it, and is put at a  price that will not exclude the poor from  its' benefits. . '������������������.���������-'  APHORISMS.  Important Factor Omitted.  "I jist been readin one of them daggone  stories," said Farmer Haicede, "about one  of them rural cottages all covered with  vines and rosebushes."  "Well?" said the summer boarder as the  old man paused.  "Well? I been readin that sort of thing  nil my life, but I never come aorost the  story of tbe cottage all covered with mortgages. "���������-Cincinnati Enauiror.  It will always do' to change for the  better.���������Thomson.  They that know no evil will suspect  'none.---Ben Jouson.  Influence is the exhalation of character.���������W. M. Taylor.  A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.���������Saadi.  No one will maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.  Irresolution frames a thousand her-  rors. embodying each.���������J. Martyn..  A man of Integrity will never listen  to any plea against conscience.���������Home.  A man cannot leave a better legacy  to the world than a well educated family.���������Thomas Scott.  When a man dies, for years the light  he leaves behind him lies on the paths  of men.���������Longfellow.  Industry keeps the body healthy,  the mind clear, the heart whole and the  purse full.���������C. Simmons.  Holloway's Corn Cure is a specific for the  removal of corns and warts.   We have never  heard of its failing to remove even the worst  I kind. i ...... n.n.rrnr"i   'i  ft *T\  k M  ii  ir-  Suiope'g military Forces.  Mr. Labouchere said the ether day fa  Truth that Europe would shortly have at  her disposal at   least   twenty" million  trained soldiers. - The assertion was disputed, but it turns out to have been an  understatement of the truth.    The offi  cial data relating to the growth of Euro  pean armies are set iurrh in ar pamuhlet  'which lia.s������.iui,l been published in   Paris  byCapt. Molard of St. Cyr Aftli tary School  "It appears that in   1S?0  the i egulai  soldiers and militia of France nomiiiallv  amounted to 1,330,000 men. but,  as is  well known,   only a  fraction of tb/jst  could be promptly mobilized an;I turned  to account-against the Germans.     On  paper Germany had a slightly smaller  force, namely. 1,300,00:>, but proi-ortion  slly a much larger could  be i.fc once  placed in the, field.     At the same epoch  the military   establishment* or  itussia  comprised'  1,100.000' soldiers,   that   of  Austria ,750,000,   that of Italy '570,000  Switzerland- had  loO.OUO' and Belgium  , 05,000.    Including England, Spain, Por  ,- tugal, Denmark,  Sweden, Norwav, and  the Balkan States, for which detail3 arf  not givon, the whole of Europe in lij7<!  ,   <���������'���������������.������<   -1 the utmost, put 7,000,000 mer  in active service. '        '  .v uai, 10 tiic situation to day ?   In 1893  tho French army had risen to 2;.'5 iO.OOO  ���������   the Russian to ?.451,000. the Gerlnan to  ,2,417,000: the, Italian,  which now occu-  . pies the fourth place, to 1,514,000; the  Austrian to 1,050,000- tlie Swiss to 212,'-  ' 000,  and the   Belgian   to "128,000.    In  ��������� most of these countries the expenditure  ,, for military'/purposes, has ' more   than ���������  v   doubled since 1809, and in Switzerland  the increase "has   been" much  greater a  , Viewed collectively. Europe now spend*  ; more than a*thousand millions of dollars  Annually on <, her fighting force, v whicl  already amounts to 12,5000,000. ���������  '     Such figures,,however, give but an im  r perfect idea of the state of things which  will presently-exist as soon as'the new  military laws shall have come into full  ' effectr .Their the-German   army will  comprise 5;000,000 men ;    the French,  4.350,000; the; Russian,' 4,000,000;- th������  Italian, 2,236,000; the Austrian, 1,900,-  000; the Swiss, 489,000, and the Belgian  258,000, " Altogether Europe will be ablt  k> dispose ofcnot-less than  22,000,000  3 ���������bldiers',' or. 15,000,000 more than she had  in 1869.    Such is the price which  she,  has to'pay for   Germany's seizure of  Alsace Lorraine. , It is at least possible  that her fighting force might be cut  down by two^thirds  to-morrow   wer������  those provinces restored to France.  .Telegraphing Without Conn.-clir.s Wiroa.  , .Interesting experiments have recently  Uen made, under Mr. \V.  If.  Preece,  ��������� xW^ith "a view to"electric communication  J be tv/eeu distant points withoit wire con-  vn> ���������tion. namely, turolith air,- water, o'������  ,earih.' /Mr. Preece proposed to conduct  '     experiments in three different methods  F:i\-.t. by rnnnii.-g a wire-along the short  m 'light poles  for a distance of about *  ������uile. and  a second wire from ste-u to  *'< nj of. the ship,- the two - aclimr upon  si-ell other in,iuctively through the niter '  ,  'V .ling space; secondly, by Misponui.ijjB  (���������(.nrt line mvf the side of the ship, sc'  t'.at  -t mitrht dip into the se.i'i.f the  ���������i.roct.0 1 uf die end of the shore lint,,  to  -^ioa- by   conduction thibu^h   the "sea  "  ���������ml,   thirdly,   )>y   running  out-a light  yable from the shore to tho ship, terniiu  ating in a coil at the hot.0111 of the sea  ne,ir the ship,   but not attached to it  while another coil is placed on  hoard.'  These two coiLs are expected to  act in  ductively, and to give ample souita on  telephones by means of rapid  alterna  .  tions.    The   experiments   by the first  method have been carried to a siicce&sf ul  is-fcue within the last few daj's. the shore  wire   having   been   erected   along the'  Welsh coast, commencing at Lavernock  Toint, a littlo south of Cardiff, and pro  ceedmg for a mile in the direction of  Lavernock House.    The iightbhin was  represented for the occasion  by  the  island of Flat Holme, in the Bristol Chan  nel; and the line there erected, parallel  to tlie first auu three miles distant from  it   was about half a mile  long.    Th.  ���������hore line was furnished with a power  fnl generator at Lavernock Point,   and  the island line with a sounder to recei-v e  the messages.    The result was that the  words dispatched into the mainland wire  were heard on the island with perfect  distinctness; but we can scarcely admit  chat Flat Holmes represents the coudi  tions of a ship.    This, method is analogous to that patented by Mr.  Edison foi  twtablishmg telegraphic communication  bet wee, 1 two vessels   when  at   sea.���������  Scientific American.  Notice.  , Riding on locomotives nnd    railway cars  of   the   Union   Collierv  Company by any   person   or   persons���������except t. ain crew���������is striclv  prohibited. ������������������ Employee's   are   subject t 'dUmijsal/.fpr '���������Mo;vi.������g  same  Bv order  Francis D   Little  Manager.  t+ Tir.ii  ill  Will  Certainly  Bay Ioe to  GET OUR PRICES   AND   TERMS ON ���������-.������������������_-,  Pianos and   Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  NOTICE.    '  NOTICE IS HEREBY given "thru  a ppl, ca ti on  wi 14>e  m a d p ! o 1 he  Parliament of Canada' at its next  session for an Act to Incorporate  ;i Company witli  power "to   <on  ,  struct equip maintain  and operate either a   standard   or nariow  gauge railway for  the purpose < f  carrying  pascenger<  and freight  ,. including all, kind^of merchan-  ' disc from a point in   Comox D'is-.  trict   Vancouver Island  situate  oh the   50th   parallel on  or mar  to the   Eafi Coast of Vancouver'  Island, thence in a Northerly cl -  recti.-njiy tlie most feasible route  thiouMh    Sayward   and' Rup it  Districts   io a point   at or  near  Cape Scott or s- me other suitable  point at-or near,the North end of  Vancouver Island, with power to  . cons ruct, operate  and maintain  branch   lines   lo   the  Coast  on  ^ either side of   Vancouver  Island  ai,d to other j oints  and all necessary roads and   bridges, ways  ai d ferries and to build ov\n arid  maintain   wharves   docks   sawmills and coal bunkers arid with  po.vei.to build equip  own' rnain-  lain-and operate steam and-other-vessels and boats and'to operate thesame"on,any .navigable  waters connecting  with the ������said  railway line or branches thereof.  ' ,. and with power to "build own e-.  quip operate and  maintain tele-  x graph   and   telephone .lines, in  ' -   connexion with the said railway  'and    branches     and- to ' carry-  on    a    general    express    business and to build and, operate all  kinds of p'ant for the purpose of  supplying ~iight---.it at  electricity  - and any- -kind.of motive, power  and witli power to' acqui e'watei'  v rights and to cbn.-truct dams arid  - flumes . for-   improving and - increasing'the ivate'rvprivileges and  - with p .wer to  expropriate lands  for the purposes of the Company  and   to   acquire   lands   bonuses  privileges   and   otn't r ~aids  fr m  any Govei l.ment 'municipal corporation or other persons or bodies corporate and  with p< wjr to  lease and connect and make traffic an I other  ar g ngements with  railwav- steamboat or other com *  panie= now or hereafter to be incorporated   and   with- power to  make wagon  roads to be used in  the construction of such railway  and in advance of the same and  'to levy and collect tolls from all I  persons using  and on all freight  passing   over the   said   railway  and such   roads  branches ferries  wharves   and    vessels   b'uilt   or  owned by the  Company whether  built or owned before or after the  cons-lruction of  the railwav and  with all other usual necessary or  incidental    rights    powers   and  privileges as   may   he  nece&sar}  or  conducive to the attainment  '   of the above, objects or any   ol  them: .  DATED at Victoria, B. C. this 13th  day of Novembe.    i D. 1899.  H Maurice Hills  Solicitor for the Aj plicants.  , McLAUCHL N/iND  CARTHEW'S.  Livery  Stable  Teamstjsks  ANI/'Di.AYMEN  Single and  Double rigs  for  Hire!     All' Orders  Promptly   Attended   to.   ,  Third'St., Cumberland, B.C.  ooocqoooqqooooooooooooooooooooo  The H.B.A.Vogel  /Commercial College,  P. O. Box 347, Vancouver, B..C.  We teach Business, Book keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting  and the general English  Branches. ,._?W The demand  ���������������������������for office help is .larger than  the supply.  Send for Illustrated Prospectus.  0000000000000000000000000000000  Notice.  LEADING   BARBER  arid  T_^2_:i_D_������!_E^_vrXST  '  Keeps a  Large   Stock  , of Fire  Arms.   A munition     and    Sportjng    ���������  Goods  of   all   descriptions. ., -  Cumberland,      B.  C.  *    - >  MiUnd 'Ornamental Trees,  -> RtioilodendiOiif, Ruaep, futicy Evtrjjfrxens,  Majjiiolias, 13ulbs, now,crop Lawu fjrass  S������fd for present or f-pring planting, lorgust  aiul inn^t complete Kfnc't in Wentern I .'ana-  da.   J^���������I aud inak<- > uur   bt'leutiuus or aend  for catalogue. Address at uuracry grounds  and greenhouse.  M J.HENRY;  3009 WestininBtT Rord,   Vancouver, B. C  j". _a;; j\_:oi__edox:  General    Teaming*      Powder  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  . in Blocks Furnished  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  c  * *  C O UBTENAY  Directory." . '  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc  Callum, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker. ��������� ������������������  spimait k Manaiffio.sRy.\  ri\  CHANGE OF CORPORATE NAME.  Notice is hereby given that the  Union Colliery Company i>f British Columbia, Limited Liability  intends to apply to His Honor the  , Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to change ii& name to that of the  "We lington " Colliery Company,.  Limited .Liability."  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899. '  ' DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors^, to   the   Union   Colliery  Comj-any of   B.C.,,. Limited   Liability.    \ s ���������  Society     Cards  Hiram Looge.No 14 A'.F .&"A.M.,B.C ������  , Courtenay B. C.  * 1 -       . 1  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon    '  Visiting.1 Brothers    cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  . Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. , Visiting  Urethren cordially invited to attend.  , Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  ^^_J^5a_VK ., '  .Steamship-City of Nanaimo will pail ,as  follow.?, calling at way ports as freight and  pifsengers may offer. ,  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  v Tuesday 7 a.m.  ,T. .4���������.--Nanaimo for'Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo .  '.',-_ '. Friday 8 a.m  *-    Nanaimo for Victoria, ,       ��������� ' ���������  1 Saturday 7.a.m.J  .OR Freight  tickets   and Stateroom Apply on board,-/"  GEO. Ia. COURTNEY,  Trafiice If anager  OOOOOOOOO OO600606OO  . .i  r'.x V  f4 ,������p|  WE WANT YOUR  I Job f>rijitin  TRADE MARKS/  ^   DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS   &C.  ������.^rjn?50ne ,e1(5!nf'1 sketch and description may  S^^i5sceftaIJ1������J,ee'^vhetber an Invention is  ?(mflrtany*.5?teA,itilb,e- Communications strictly  f������ a���������*!-1, 0,yesf wency for sccurlnR patents  in America.    We have  a Wasbington office.  Patents taken tbroujth Munn & Co. receive  Bj-eaial notice in tbe ������U  v    SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  SSo^������^^^������^  rAt:������ ^m?Jjfcb8 Specimen copies and Hand  Book on Patents sent free.   Address ^^  MUNN   &   CO.,  361 Broadway, New York.  WORK 'tib  prices m.  I am  prepared   to  f; furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming, at  reasonable rates. *^.  ,   Dates for Reference.  1486���������1899.  The following are the dates of  some of the more important events  in the history of South Africa:  A.D.  Discovery   of   the .Cape  of  , Good Hope  by Bartholomew Diaz      I486  First     appearance    of    the  Dutch in   South  African  waters./      1595  Dutch settle in Table Bay.. .     1652  Kir>t  British  occupation of  the Cape 1795���������1803  Cape Colony ceded fo Britain 1814  A nival of British settlers. .. 1820  English declared the official  The New England Hotel,  M. & L. fOUNG, Props.  VxCtflria, TanoouTer Island  C. H. TARBELL  DEALER    IN t  >'  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skrvices n  the evening.     Rev. J.   X.  Wii.lemar  rector. x  ST. GEORGE'S PKESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.- SjikVICES at ir a.m. and  7 p, m. Sunu.iy School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. VV.  C.   Dodds, pastor.  "I.  J,  g D. KILPATRICK.   ,g  Cumberland oj  OQO060066000006606  1 ,        ������       > ,  I Have Taken  an Office  in the Nash      Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue, ' Cumberland.  and am agent  for the  following  reliable    insurance . companies:  The  Royal   London   and   Lancashire and Norwich  Union.    I  am  prepared to  accept  risks at  current  rates."  I am   also agent  for the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of England.    Please call  and  investigate befoieinsuring in a'ny other  Compavn}\'  JAMES ABRAMS.  Cumberland  Hotel   SOLE AGENTS FOR  Heintzman, Nordheimer,  Steinway, Bell, Dominion. Worm with Pianos.  Estey, Bell 'and Dominion Organs.  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay,  211 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For particulars apply at this  office.  M.W. WAITT & CO.  60 Government  St., Victoria.  Local Agent, Cumberland,  A BARGAIN.  Anyone wishing to secure n  house and lot of land very cheap  will do-we'll to call at this office.  The owner intends to leave  will sell at a big sacrifice,  an  language   in Cape Colony  ................... 1825���������1828  Krimncipauoi. of the slaves.    1834  The great Boer Trek.. ..1836���������1837  Boer emigrants occupy Natal    1838  British annexation of Natal.     1843  Hecognition of the indepen-  pendence of Transvaal and  Orange River Boers. .1852���������1854  Discover}' of diamonds on the '  Lower Vaal river. : ... . . .  British annex the Transvaal  Conquest of ZuluHnn. . ... . .-~  Retrocessionof the Transvaal  C-.-nvention  of London with  the Transvaal Republic. .  Witwatersrandt    goid    field  discovered   British  South   Africa   Company founded.  . .     1889  Natal granted a  responsible  Government     1893  The Jameson Raid ...,.    1886  The Transvaal War.......        1899  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at ihe ut>ual hours morning and evening  Epworih   League meets  fit the close  of  evening service.    Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev; W. Hick's, pastor  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  J. A. Durand, Pastor. Mass on SuiiiLi}8  ui 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday School iu  the afternoon.  fe'spimftlt fe Maimo Ry,  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. ,19th, 1898.  1869  1877  1879  1881  188-J  1885  VICTOHIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. 4 Saturday  a.m. . '    P.M.  De. 9:00..... .Victoria ...Dc. 4:25  "    9:28. .....GoldfLream "   4:53  . ���������"   10:14 Shawnigan Lake .... "   5.39  "   10:48.  Duncans .0:15  P.M. P.M.  ���������'    12:24        Nanaimo ...    ... 7:41  Ar. 12:40 Wellington  Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Snturday.  A.M. A.M.  De. 8:05 Wellington De. 4:2=>  "   8:29 Nanaimo "4:39  "   9:55 Duncans.. "   6:05  " 10:37 Shav\nigan Lake  "   6:46  "11:23   ......... Gold stream.,-' ���������-"   7.3?  Ar. 11:50    .._ Victoria..  .....Ar. 8:00 P.M.  Reduced rates to and from  all points   on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon  day.  For rates  and   all   information    apply  at  Company's Offices.  A. DUNS'MUIR, Gko. L. COURTNEY.  President. Traffic Manager  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Propiictiess.  When in Cumberland  l.-e  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.  Rates frrm $1.00 to $2.00 per day.  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  a,nd see.  The News Job Department.  FOR SALE CHEAP���������And on  easy Terms, a house and six acres  of land at Comox. Apply at this  office. ,  x      .      -'  '    f'-f I .  yy a >~ >i 1  -' - i\"/--% L  ���������������������������yW<M  FOR SALE:   6ld  ply at News Office.  papers.    Ap- " M  WOMAN AND HO?.IE.  s  I:  ,-'.  I*'  I"..- - ���������.  11  ������*:    '  tf>������.  SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A QUEEN, BUT  DECLINED  THE  CROWN.  She CliiiTTicd Her Czirl���������M:irry������n(j? <o  Save Money���������Tlie Woman Willi tits?  Hoc���������Tlie Modem Woman ��������� IVKt  I'lain  Girls.  American    women    might   have    been  'fighting  against  another   Ameiican   woman  in  tho recent  war against  Spain.  Might���������if (and  "ir" is  half of "life!")  Elsie flimsier of Boston hail lieen <p:eeu  of Spain.  Miss llensler came very near being the  present occupant of the chair ol* Isabella  of Castile. The crown was offered In  her husband, and he refused it, and she  helped him to refuse it.  She shrank from the duties of a rpiocii.  and together they decided to live a life  of pastoral simplicity and content.  Strange for an American girl to be so  unambitious of title and power!  Miss llensler was the only American to  marry a king, and in the stories told of  fabulous matches- by our women the  tale teller often forgets to mention tlie  Boston girl's name.'  Yet she was the onlj* American io marry a king!  He was not as rich as King Cophetua,  nor  she  a   beggar   maid���������but   the   story  reads  with   romance,  eijual  in   power to  i tho famous story.  She was a singer and he a man of music;, lie adored sweet sounds and knew  much and had read widely of the art he  loved.  ' She was born of inconspicuous parents  and lived in a humble way, but she sang  tucked it in beside its twin in a matter of  fact way and went on her way rejoicing,  apparently at least  And the young man���������well, he soliloquized as he went down the street. "My."  lie said, "but women are getting brazen.  Used to mind men knowing they were  'made up,' but now they just 'fess right  0111 to a stranger and don't seem to care  at all. I certainly am surprised." And  he looked, it. but then lie was young and  unn'sed to the ways of women, you see.���������  Baltimore News.  Starry ins  to  Save  Money-  Mr     Kelfridire.    nmu.iger   of   Marshall  Field's  retail   store,   is  correct,  says  the  Chicago Ttibunc. in his position regarding  the ancient sophism about  its costing no more lo support a. married couple  than a single man.    It i.s time this moss  ;:idivii     fallacy    of     the    matchmakers  should be embalmed aud, laid to rest.    It  has    brought    unhappiness   to   many   a  thoughtless young couple and has marred  more  lives  than   it  has  mended.     As  a  general proposition it is distinctly untrue  thar a married couple can live on -loss or  on   the  same  amount  or  on   nearly   the  same as the young man alone.    There i.s  a large personal element in the problem,  and it is true that many young men with  good   salaries  never  save  a  dollar  until  after they  marry,  but  that  is  neither a  proof of their wisdom nor a confirmation  of the fallacious aphorism above quoted.  ���������    The test of whether a man can marry  on a certain salary or not is this: Can he  save money on it?    If he cannot snvij a  few hundred dollars before marrying, he  had better.remain single.    If bis salary is  large  enough   to  keep' a  family  on,   but  still  he cannot save, then'his wife may  help   him  get  a   bank   account,   but  the  chances  are   that  she  will   simply   be  a  wretched   drudge. ' Many   men   learn   to  cut off their  wasteful  habits after marriage, and this is the basis of the popular   sophism   about ' two   living   on   less  than one, but the fallacy remains a fallacy   nevertheless.    Many men  find  it impossible   to   live   as   economically   after  marriage as before, and for these the cost  of  living is  more than  doubled.     It  all  depends upon  the man  and  woman, but  it is always safe to say that a salary too  small to save the cost of a, household outfit upon is too small to. marry upon.  haven't the tact to do it."  It is always safer to risk a  little fiat  tery.  Happy is lhe booihr  That id not Jong a-donif.  says the'old couplet, but a modern conn  'selnr thinks  it   necessary  to  qualify   the  adage--by the advice. "Never marry a girl  unless you   have  known   her  three  days  and  ar~ii   picnic."     In  this  as  in   other  matters if'is always d'-m-able to hit the  happy   medium.     Manning   in   haste   is  certainly   worse   tJian   a   too   protracted'  courtship, though the latter has its dan  gors.   too,   for  something  may   occur  at  any time to break off the all air alto'srcth {  er and  prevent what  might have been n  happy union. -        ��������� /  A  friend  of Robert  Hall, 'the famous  ** English  ^preacher,   once   asked    him    re  gnrdiiig,,a   lady   of   their   acquaintance.  wi I'e  . "I  lor    l!!C  "Will she make a good  "Well," replied ,.\lr: Hall. "I can hardly  say. I never lived with her." Here Mr  Hall touched the real test of happiness  in married lire. It is one thing to M>e  l-idies on "dress" occasion*.' when 'every  effort'is being made to please,them: it is  quite another thing to sec them amid the  varied and' often cnn.licting ' circumstances of household life.  the money you have earned, but how you  can earn more. Watch the people who  want to take your money from you; the  more money you get the more such people there will-be. Keep on earning money; if you stop "earning, your fortune will  shrink as your arm does when you don't  exercise it. See that your head isn't  lame; it doesn't.matter about your legs.  Learn to know good people from bad.  Take care of your money; it isn't half as  hard to earn it as it is to take care of it.  Be sure not to put all your money eggs  into one basket. Be reliable. That's the  golden rule of business.  1  If  MISS ELISK IIKNSLEIl. ,  ���������oh! so sweetly.     Boston  people  heard  her sing and  made up a  purse to, send  (her abroad and sing to the glory of their  native town.  ' Masters    made'   much    of    her������ voice  ��������� abroad, and when she made her debut in  - Lisbon she was tbe sensation.  The day was the, birthday of the king  and the opening of the opera house, and  afl the royalties and grandees wero there.  ' The king sat in his royal box, wearing  a gorgeous suit, and the picturesque Boston girl with the face of Elizabeth in  "Tannhauser" sang to the king with all  the magic of her throat. He fell in love  ot first sight���������don't deny it; all Portugal  says so���������and hastened to make her an  offer of his heart and his hand.  And then they were married in 1SG9 in  the royal chapel, and the king's brother  conferred upon, the songstress the title of  Countess of Edla of Saxe-Coburg.  Don Fernando was not born king, but  was made Icing consort by his queen.  Maria of Portugal. lie was a great  prince and was regent during the minority of his son, from 1S53 to 1855, in Portugal.  His position was the same as that held  by his first cousin. Prince Albert, to Victoria of Great Britain.  In 1SGD. just after their marriage,  Spain's crown was offered to Don Fernando, but he refused it. The royal  couple wanted to live at their ease.-  It was a perfect marriage, with no domestic discord to blur it. She has survived him and lives still at their palace.  1'ena castle, in the midst of great estates  planted in splendid trees from bcr native  state, Massachusetts.  The king expressly wished that the  wife he adored should be set among her  oavii trees, aud he had all the shrubbery  brought over.  So there they have lived out their aesthetic lives���������reading line books, playing  aud singing, undisturbed by the thorns  of a golden' crown, because they saw  what was best in life���������and chose it.  So many folks could be happy if they  only knew which ambition not to gratify.  ���������Puiladelpbia Press.  Tlie Woman Witli tlie  Hoe.  Passengers   leaving   the   city   about  6  o'clock sometimes see,  when   they get a  little way out. groups of forlorn looking  women  sitting  on  the, steps  of a  small  station not far from the city.    They have  earth   spotted   calico  gowns,   their  faces  are tanned and lined, their eyes lack luster, and  their hair is  harsh  and   faded.  They    sit    in    tired    heaps,   with    their  brown, gnarled  hands crossed  limply on  their   laps.     Occasionally   one   of   them  grunts   something   to   her  neighbor,   but  most of the time they  sit in   heavy  silence.     Passengers traveling on a somewhat earlior  train'often -remark on,the  foreign air of certain  largp and verdant  tracts  they  pass.    The  country  here is  flat as   Holland  and  as green  and   well  tilled.     Away   into' the  distance  stretch  rows   and   rows of- vegetables,   and   between  them   move slowly scores of women.    They do not look up, they do not  stop working a minute, there rs ,no talk  or laugh going on among them.    As tlie  train passes it is impossible to see whether they are planting or feeding or hoeing.    They are  so many  intent blots of  pink and  blue and  brown on  the green  landscape.    An all pervasive stench gives  warning when the spot is near, and tlie  spectacle of women laboring in the fields  is strange enough in America to call every eye to the window as the train goes  by.  Like Germany or France? Yes, except that they are not working their own  little holdings. All the ground about  here is said to belong to one big company. Every morning the women are  brought out on a train for a long day's  work, and every evening they are loaded  on another and taken back to the city.  At least that is what a daily traveler  says.���������Chicago Evening Post.  Silver Gilt   Dinner Service.  Mrs. J. Piorpont Morgan is said to be  the only woman in the country who owns  a silver gflt dinner servSee.     In Europe  they are  more" frequently seen  than  si)4  ver or gold services:,  The ' cost >6f   Mrs.   Morgan's   set" was  , .*,*o0,U00. _511 -was  made  in  this  country  l'r���������-m a special debign, and a vast number'  of  men   worked   for. mouths  in   carrying  out' the order.    The dies were purchased  by the owner, and therefore the set can  not be duplicated.    There are 3(10 pieces.  Among the number are four candelabra,  four   compotiers,   24   dessert   plates,   2-1  finger bowls and sufficient forks,, knives,  spoons and-~other things to dine "J41 people. '<���������,   ���������  The centerpiece. ,which is. of course,  intended for fruit or flowers or both',--is  ornamented with six cherub heads, and a  Venus 1-1 inch.es high surmounts the  whole. Cornucopias, from which flow'  the fruits of,the earth, are p:'>rt.of the  scheme of decoration.  The style of the service is Romanesque.  The reason for making it in si I ver "gilt is  that, while it 'has all the appearance of  a gold service, it will wear longer made  of silver. . \  When the neck and throat .have be-  ' come browu or yellow looking, they may  be whitened by the persistent application  every night of the following paste,  spread on a soft rag and wrapped around  the neck: Honey, one ounce; lemon juice,  one teaspoonful; oil of bitter almonds,  six drops; the whites of two eggs. Add  enough fine oatmeal to make a smooth  paste.       ' ' .     ,  ' '}r  Miss Anna Klumpke painted a fide portrait of Rosa Bouheur. The great artist  accorded her that 'privilege and invited  .her to be her guest at the Chateau de  By for the summer. During that, season a beautiful friendship sprang up between the two artists, and Mi.ss Bonheur  urged Miss Klumpke to remain with her  as her lifelong friend and guest.  As to the custom of using for the cooking all the pieces of butter loft over at  each meal and collecting these broken  ��������� bits,, only to allow part of them to linger  indefinitely, there is no condemnation  too strong. A bit-of'butter not in'condition to /reappear on the table should be  used at once. \  ' -,���������" v   ' '   r,      '     ������*  ' Salt and water applied to basket and  straw work and rubbed in'with a soft  nail brush is almost effective cleansing'  agent. Brass ornaments may be kept  bright by rubbing them occasionally  with salt and vinegar. ' ,  Dexter, Hopt. 8, 1899.  Dr. Arnold Chemical Co.., Toronto:  ��������� Dear Sire: ��������� I received a large bos  of t your, pills by "mail order, and now  write you to send nie by return 'mail  three large boxes .and four sample  boxes of your pills, which ',I wantc  friends of mine to try. ' -  ' I have been under on.1' local physician's care for over threes years; and I  have taken'so much medicine that I  (bought ray case hopeles:*, but seeing  your advertisement in the Toronto  'Star, and being an English woman, I  thought I would try a box, just to see.  if anything would(over benefit mo. I  mhxsl say I am really a different' woman, and can do my work with pleasure. .  ' No woman was ever moro .xiersecut-  cd than, I was by irregularities and  bearing-down pressure pains, so much  ELLA WHEELER-WILCOX.  v v  She   Claimed   Her  Curl.  Just a little ringlet it was. one of the  kind much affected by girls a short while  ago for wear tucked in beside the knot  at the back of the head, but what it was  doing here, rolling merrily down the  pavement on Charles street, the young  man could not imagine unless���������unless  it had just become detached from the  head of the demure looking young woman approaching him.  It was a very pretty curl���������brown, with  a glint of red in it���������and as he .captured  it he discovered it had a hairpin fastened  in one end. He looked at his treasure  trove ruefully. What was he to do with  it, now he had it? It was surely an important part of some one's toilet, but  how was he ever to discover whoseV  That glint of red rather unnerved him.  He would be afraid to trifle with the  coiffure secrets of a girl whose locks  were of that particular order.  "If I give it back to her," he reasoned,  "she will be in a rage at my presumption, and if I don't give it back she will  he in a rage because I kept it, so"��������� But  he got no further in his thoughts, for by  that time tbe young woman had come up  to him.  "Ah, you found my curl!" she .said  quite pleasantly and naturally, with a  glance at his hand. "Thank you so  much," as he held it out to her in a half  dazed   fashion.     Then  she  took   it   and  Tbe Modern Woman,  Certain artists of the period have  achieved a new feminine type, says a  writer in Lippincott's. She is a-daughter  of the gods, divinely tall and-divinely  fair. Her well cut features, the turn of  her head, her whole attitude and-gesture,  show not only magnificent composure  and high seriousness, but deep intention.  She seems to approach the levels of life  in a half disdainful way, as if from  higher altitudes, tier whole being proclaims not only that she has arrived, but  that she has no time to wait. The world  is to be made over without loss of time.  Of course we recognize her on'the. instant, as the modern woman, and as she  looks at us with the brow of one who  ���������comprehends'all things clearly she seems  to offer us a new key to the secret of  what shall be.  "If I could understand what you are,  root and all and all in all, I should know  what God and man is," said Tennyson,  plucking "the Uower from the crannied  wall." To detach this modern woman  from her environment, to define her relation, to the universe, might seem to be a  simple matter. Eminent' writers', treat  the subject of her,social, civic and ethical status from every point of vieAV.-  There are in her case no reticences, no  reserves, almost, one might say, no discretions. Her full personal equipment,  from hairpins to bootlaces, is freely discussed. Also the burning question whether she shall or shall not wear bifurcated  garments, ride astride and chew gum,  together with her initiative in matters of  social, civic and hygienic reform. Her  every feeling, motion and aspiration is  bared to the sunlight.  -   Be Nent. .,  All well bred women will strive to look  neat and tidy about the house while attending to/.their- domestic duties. The  one garment which should be .rigidly  tabooed is the Mother Hubbard wrapper,  that loose affair which hangs*about, a  woman in ugly folds and gives her such  a'slovenly appearance. A wash dress of>  gingham"1 or cambric which ."is "neatly"  belted in to--the'figure or a short, dark  waist, made' as a blouse or shirt waist,  but always belted, is what the best dressed -women wear in the morning. _' Aprons  are a great convenience and are worn  by some of.the .best dressed women dining the morning hours of household occupations. A custom which should be encouraged is to Clu.nge 'one's gown for  dinner, or at least 'to wear some sort of  lace fichu or neck adornment, which  dresses one up a little. If you arc a  mother, it is a good example to your  children;' if a wife, a compliment to your  husband. Make some radical change in  your dress as well when you spend the  evening quietly at home as when you go  out to spend it with friends. The idea  that some women have that "'anything  is- good. enough for home" is a sad mistake.  ������k������'t������-h   of :  '       liiii'ii  Ella  v. oil  llKJ     l'lit  OJ)    CilSl  I  Wheeler  Wilcox  Known  >>"<-\v������}������.i jmm-  fl'Ss    U till, U'fl-.   ;ll  ���������1>    ������.t"  'I ll I II y>.  U  in  10  was bonri  Johnstone. Mich., and is about,  years of age.'-When she was 1 3 years  of "age? Ma urine, her first-published  poem, appeared. Poems of Passion  were published before ,, she was 20.  They, were ��������� "greatly admired for their  almost faultless rhythm, but the scn-  mm  \m������ _  47V-  Rosa.  Bon heni- and  Unser ��������� Fritx.  1 Rosa Bonheur had many honors showered   upon   her   since   the   Empress   Eti  ��������� decoration of the  Le  She    was   a I way-*    a  is related that in 1871  prince    of    Prussia.  genie gave her tin  gion of Honor.  st.".n.ch patriot. It  Frederick, crown  rode into her chateau grounds at the head  of a troop of uhlans. Dismounting, he  asked graciously that the great artist  would do him the honor of receiving bis  visit and show him some of her pictures.  A servant carried the message to her  mistress and in a few seconds returned  with the answer, "The crown prince of  Prussia is wejeome to look at the pictures he wishes to see, but Rosa Bon  hour cannot and will not entertain her  country's conqueror." The prince, as  may be expected, wax greatly lak^i  aback with such an answer. For a moment he stood undecided, then said carelessly. "Well: well, so be it. but as 1  cannot see the artist I do not care to see*  her pictures, hut tell Rosa Bonheur that  her, courage is above that of men. for in  all France there is not a househoh  would have dared defy Freder  Prussia at the head of a roginieul  diers."-���������London Chronicle.  er who  ick of  of sol-  Wise Plain Girls.  A lady who had seen much of the  world was asked on one occasion Wrr^  plain girls often get married sooner than  handsome ones; to which she replied that  it was mainly owing to the tact of the  plain girls and the vanity and want of  tact on the part of the men. "How do  you make that out?" asked a gentleman.  "The plain girls flatter the men, and so  please their vanity, while the handsome  ones wait to be flattered by the mon, v?ho  "nnbies' RiKlitH Clxih."  It was evidently  an  observing  mother  who had been bothered by the pronti.scu-.  ous  fondling of  her babies���������by   thoughtless acquaintances, and  friends���������who announced    the   advent    of   the    "Babies'  Rights club."     Some day   the  babies  of  this progressive cowntry are going to organize   and   demand   their   rights.     The  first plarik in the babies' rights platform  will   be   the   inalienable   right   of  every  American  infant  to  bestow his caresses  where he pleases and nowhere else.   Women of.all ages, sizes and habits feel at  perfect liberty to kiss the little face and  hands,    to   cuddle   the   little   body,    to  squeeze the little feet  with a force and  vigor  which   they   would   find   very   uncomfortable if bestowed upon them. Then  the  fond  mothers marvel  that  the baby  seems so  languid.    The  whole  constitution   and   bylaws  of  the   new   organization  will  be a  loud, farreaching protest  against   the   indiscriminate   fondling   to  which babies have so far been  made to  submit.���������New  Orleans  Times-Democrat.  <������rf  icixA wm-;Ki.r.u WILCOX,  timont  and   intensity     of    expression  provoked     much    adverse     criticism.  Poems   of   Pleasure,   published   later,  mot  with  high  praise.  Admiration for her writings led  liobort Wilcox, a silverware manufacturer, to sock the acquaintance of  their author, which culminated in  their marriage in 1S8-1. His home  was in New York,. City, - a.nd that  has been thoir residence a large part,  of the Lime, lie i.s very proud of his  gifted wife, and it is said the topics  of several of her finest poems wero  suggested by him. An especially  touching poem, written on the death  of their little child, has endeared,  her to the hearts of mothers. Mrs.  Wilcox was for some time on tho  staff of The New York World, anil  has lately entered the service of The  Journal.  She possesses a very attractive personality.   She  is     petite,  yet  plump,  with   a   wealth   of     brown-gold   hair  clustering     above   a     broad,   but  rather   low   forehead,   and  has   earnest,  expressive  eyes.    Her  charm  of  manner consists  in its simplicity and  entire absence .of affucta-tion.    She 'is  a  model   housekeeper,   and   perfectly   familiar  with  every   detail  of  domestic  life.    She' is   greatly   beloved   by   her  .servants,   to   whom "she   is   a   helpful  friend   and a  gericroiiH  e:ri[doyer.  S1k.  adopts-, no     con volitional     stylo     of  dress.    Her   unique  and   rather   peculiar  costumes   are  designed   by  herself  and   often  fashioned  with  her  hands.  One.  so   fearless   and. independent   as  to  defy  Danio  Fashion's  edicts   must  expect,  criticism,   but the. simple,  yet  artistic -costtime   in     which   she     appeared  at Chautauqua  did  not  merit  the. title of    a.    "Mother    Hubbard,"  which   it    received.    I  am     glad     to  chronicle of one of her authentic sayings:   "I   do   not   see   how  a   woman  of a clean mind can allow her skirts  to  trail  in  the mud and, dust."  Ella Wheeler Wilcox lies very near  to the popular heart. Her poems  reach the daily life of the common  people. They are cheerful and helpful,  and make  the  world better.  so that at times I had  to give up.   I  lost  weight "gradually,   and was act-'  ually afraid that some wasting disease  like consumption was attacking me'.  ,My weight before I began'your pills  was 97.' 1 now weigh 107><, and, hope  in' time' to'get back to my former ���������  weight of 128 pounds. - My husband  and friends are greatly pTQascd^at my  progress, and say that I look like1; a -  new woman.' -      ,   x   ..  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I'.ve found a rai-  r,!n in this cake! ,  Attic���������If you tell the landlady, perhaps she will let you keep it for your  honesty.���������Stray Stories.  His   Line.  "I toll you that fellow Is doing a  driving business."  "Who is he?"  "A hackman."���������Chicago Times-Herald.     *  Cnreil.  Dow to Get  Rich.  Everybody wants to know how to get  rich. This is the way to do it, according  to Mrs. Hetty Green, the wealthiest woman in America:  "Be careful of your health. Save your  pennies.    Study not how you can spend  A Chinese Dream.  A mi.ssionary to China comments  upon tbe heart breaking experience he  had at the Nanking arsenal, where he  observed a modern, up to date equipment of English machinery employed  in making obsolete war material. The  Chinese military officials are just now  taking pride in their most important  production, a breech loading Mauser,  which, they state with great pride and  acclaim, is capable of driving a bullet  through four inches of wood. They  .imagine that this is the most powerful  w������>anon of its kind in the world.  "How did you find the remedy that I  recommended for j'our wife's hoarseness?"  "Fine! I shall always keep it in the  house hereafter, for now she can't talk  at all"'���������Heitere Welt.  Distance Not Specified.  Swellguy��������� You say you'll guarantee  this horse to trot in 2:40V  Horse Dealer���������Yes. sir.  Swellguy���������You mean a mile in 2:40?  Horse Dealer���������Well, I didn't name any  distance, sir. but he'll go as far as he  can in 2:40.���������Ohio State Journal.  DB ���������I'M'  .���������" ' ���������"  'ft,  I  <  A MOSQUE IN LONDON.  i  ���������    ,      ������.  A MAHOMETAN MISSION TO CONVERT  CHRISTIANS-       V  ft  Arcoidiiiir   to'Tlioir   London   Missionary  ������    -u ���������      ." ' -   -    ;���������  the  IU;.lnmi<:r.:ii������- Are tlie Alott Devout  i   i ' '     s-,  1'i-ople in tli������   W orld���������They ><>.v "Snm-  ber   400,000,000,'  JJwt   Only   200 Live  in'London  fi������������.������'Great. ^ /  ,     . *   ' ' *    '  While societies of almost every re-  ' ligious sect in-England'are spending;  time and,.money jn (getting* up tracts  nnd .sending missionaries out to convert people ,in other lands who dpn't  beijievc as they 'do, some 'of those  foreigners arc not entirely without  concern as to the moral state of the  great nation bent on converting  them.  i So far as known, the inhabitants  of Turkey. Asia and some" parts , of  Africa have not yet begun tb flood  England with tracts, but they have  sent a missionary to London, who  not only will look af-ter the religious  welfare of'Mahometans there, but also' will 'do    everything    possible  to-  ��������� wards  persuading  Englishmen  to   enter what they believe to be the true  'fold. . ^ , ' .  In tho course of the next' two  months-an? important, step in this direction will be'-' taken, ">when ' ground  .will be broken-for a real Oriental  mosque, v.Inch is to he built .in the  heart;of "London/'probably in Russel  Square,' and in 13.e establishment of  which $30,000."will- he spent. ',  ,' This sum is now bqing- raised by  subscription1'', in' 'Mahometan,- countries, and it is. thought, that'the.r full  amount-will'have .been acquired   ,be-  ��������� fore^tlie end of the year.", (  ''Mearuyhile, the missionary,' <A1' Hadjie , Mohammed Donlic, 'has. provided  a temporary ingsquc' where' the faithful  may attend  prayers and listen  to  hi  ���������thc reading0of the Koran, and where  the Mahometan ritual is adhered rto  eien'in; its smallest details."      It     t  Doolie lives in a' littlo 'brick cottage, built .back, from the , Euston  Road, and Hhe"-yard' in front is"-Tilled  with   tnJl   cornstalks,  'oatg   and  sun-  - flower "plants."    ���������  ������'  ,'        ' "  '���������,Thc Hadjie and his secretary, both  In  fezes," were     having     coffee     'and  'cigarettes in tlie "drawing-room, in  true Oriental style,"when Mr. Curtis  Brown,   the well-known   London  cpr-  ' respondent, called.,upon.him the other  day?    ' ' -  ', "There are over 400,000,000" Mahometans in the ��������� world,"!, "said 'the  Hadjie, "and'about 200 in London.  They have' come   here ' from'. Turkey,  cjues in our countries, so that it will  not look insignificant beside the  buildings around it.  "There we shall hold services just  as we' do in our country! There will  be prayers five times a day, and on  Friday, which corresponds- to your  Sunday, six times a day, with two  sermons.  "We worship now'"in a 'temporary-  mosque which I have provided with  my own means, aud thei-e is a smaller, one in Liverpool, the two being  the'only ones in England. , I am the  Radjie, a-nd 'hadjie' means a'pilrrrim  ���������one who has bcenr to Mecca. When  we gather for service many nations  are represented. ' There are Arab.' *,  Turks, Nubians, Greeks, Soudanese,  Egyptians, natives of India, Morocco, Cape Colony and Sierra Leone,  and a short time ago we had an  American woman who has bcenr converted.  "Wo have there Mohammed Redja  EfTgndi, the chaplain- of the Turkish  embassy, who was selected specially  by the"TurkishG Government' to attend these services; Jpr. Jencid Shaw,  the Persian oculist, who has been  consulted by thec Emperor of Morocco and the Ameer of Afghanistan,  and Seyd Hassan AH, a professor  from the college of Al Azhar at'"Cairo."  Hadjie TJoulie would not say in so  many, words that Mahometam'sm is  preparing, to  attempt  the conversion  would become of a woman from  whom,her husband judged it expedient for him to separate, and of her  children, he remarked hopefully that  Allah would provide, for the arrangement was one of his own making.  , I asked liis opinion of the chances  of success for the Zionist movement,  and he said: "I do not think it will  be successful. The Jews hope to get  Palestine, but unless they take it by  force of arms it will never be theirs.  I do not think-that the Sultan will  grant if to thenn for money, as they  wish, for the feeling of Mahometans  is   against  it. ,  '"'Palestine is sacred ground to us  as well as to them, for it was tho  place" selected by Mahomet himself  to which the prayers of the faithful  should be directed, and" this honor  was conferred afterwards upon Mecca  by a revelation in  the Koran.','  31 AN WITH THE MASK  QUEER DISFIGUREMENTOFTHE HAPPIEST MAN -IN FRANCE.  5  nioreaii Is Known as tlie IVIu.ii With a  Wooden Head ��������� Met His Less 'In His  Country's Service, and Every Year :i.i  Artist  Is Sent to Paint His Fuce.  GLEANINGS.  >    S ft I'M    lt������3    If.f'lnr     ��������� K-Xllll n i;i.  A Swiss physician, Dr. Otto Nae-  gell, declares that .the best way to  overcome insomnia is "o m.ita'ce, the  breathing of a man "--.ho js' asleep,  and to make the/ head undergo' tho  various movements to one side amd  the other which one occasionally  makes while' falling asleep In a sitting1 posturo. "  NOT, TO  BE, CONVINCED.  TDK XEW MOSQUE F01. L0"NTD0X."  vof pagan England,   but "lie said that  HADJIK MOHAMMED DOTJLIE, THE EMAN.  ��������� Arabia, Morocco,-iAlgeria, Egypt and  India, and are chiefly young men who  arc studying professions, people who  are engaged in business, and others  simply   travelling  for   pleasure.  "The reason we are so  few is that  Mahometans   of   the   better   class  are  bhy  about coming here  because there  are   such   scanty,     arm iigo.p.on ts     for  .them   to  worship' ns' they  wish.  '.'Wo .are the.', most devout* people ���������.'in  the world. To provide a. suitable  ���������place-of'worship' is one of the purposes for which the mosque is intended. In three years after it- is  completed the 200 Mahometans now  in London Avill have become 2,000.  My people arc eager to come here,  when suitable mosques have been  built.   .'������������������".. -������������������;:  . "It will cost us over $00,000 to  buy' a site for our; mosque and to  build it, and we are getting' the  money from the countries where Ma-,  hometanism is strong.  "We. should be glad to make converts, and if we can organize ana  send out missionaries in England, we  shall make more converts by 50 per  cent,   than  Christianity, can make.  "We began 1,316 years ago, and  there are how, as I have said, 400,-  000,000 of us. We are many, but w'e  are poorer than any other religious  sect. We are the' greatest power in  the "world in favor of temperance.  When they point out to me what tlie  Salvation Army is doing for temperance I laugh. They are simply trying to undo the evil that people of  their faith have done, but. we Mahometans always have been temper-  a.te. because the Koran commands it.-  "Tlie new mosque will not be a  great building, it will only be about  50 feet square, but in building it we  will   make   it   higher   than   the   mos-  he regretted the present lack'of-organization among'his sect, and hinted that when ,that organization was,  attained remarkable ' things would  happen.   ' r ���������  .. "Is the world mistaken in'regarding the Mahometan religion as a  passing one?"  he was asked.  "We hope,"1 he replied, "that .'t is  making >a great mistake. But I cannot talk about that���������it'would be too  gxcat an error at this time. I cannot'say if we-expect thaVany one c*  our States , will soon dominate the  others, and become the greatest seat  of ��������� government,-- and 1- cannot 'say  what States we believe arc .friendly  to us and .are standing ready to "aid  'the Mahometan race^ ��������� because ' the  time is not ripe, and if wo told the  vrorld what we are planning ,no\v,  those States might'be alienated from,  us. ' " -  "No, I cannot speak of our commercial t ambitions, either, but we  hope that they will spread as our  religion  is  spreading."  "Where is that spreading most noticeably?" '  "In the Cape Colony, in China, in  India, ib all three places Christian-  ty outdates us and we outnumber  it. At the Cape Colony we began 50  years ago. Then we were in tens;  now we are there in hundreds of  thousands. We gain as fast again as  Chris tia-nity  does.  "In India Christianitj* had the  start of us, but what has the result  been? We have now 00,000.000 of the  faithlul there: the Christian religion  has about, 7,000,000. In China we  have uo missionaries, but we are far  in advance of Christianity. The  Christians are working hard for converts, but we art outstripping them.  We convert ten from Buddhism to  their one.  "Our religion is so clear/' he added, "so logical, you may say, as to  be acceptable to all. We Know no  confession, no priests. Wo are constantly in touch with the Supremo  One. You blame us for allowing a  man to have more than one wife, but  if you will go to our country you  will see how "far ahead of you we are  in that respect.  "In our country we know of no  such thing as a fallen woman. If  3011 go into the shops you will find  no women "assistants, for we don't  allow our women lo go out in the  business world .and mingle with the  '���������men.  Their place  is in   the home, and  we kiv-p them there. ���������  .. "We do not marry men to women'  as you do here, in such a fashion  that if a'man would rid '.himself-of  his wife, he must accuse, her or kill  her.. We regard marriage as a civil  transaction, and if a time comes  when, that man and.woman feel.it is  best to part, if he can no longer support her, they will separate in a  friendly way."  I asked the Hadjie if he believed  that a man could care for -more than  one woman  as his wife.       ,  "Tf������ he cannot, he will marry only  one," he replied. "The Koran saj's:  'If any man can provide for more  than one wife, he may take to himself more than one up to four, but  not unless he is able to provide for  them justly.' By that is not meant  if he can keep them from being hungry, but if he can make them happy,  if he can love each of them. And we  follow: out that command. Three-  fourths of all the faithful in tlie  world have only one wife."  On being asked if a man was entitled to several wives, why women  could .not have several husbands, the  Hadjie explained that all their great  men in history had several wives,  but there was nothing to show that  women ever had been allowed such  great scope, and that they believed  in sticking to tradition.  Answering  a   question   as   to   what  tVo Room For an Arg-tinaent on Jonah  With Him.  One by 'one the occupants of :the  smoking section 'of the sleeping car  had retreated before a traveler who  used long words aud never stopped to  take breath.  "Does" my conversation weary you?"  be inquired' of the, youug man jvvjtb  checked clothes and plaid socks,  who.  .     xT'        *  remained his sole auditor.  "Not a bit.", was,the answer. "It's a  great monologue."  "1 was'speaking, I believe, of literal'  interpretations of' Scriptural texts.','    '  "Yes.' And the rest oi' the bos party  wouldn't wait for-the curtain to ring  down, but got up.aud. went out iu the  middle of the turn. Literal interpretations���������that's your cue." -    ,  "Well." continued the other, ,a little  disconcerted, "take the story of Jonah  and the-whale, is it needful to believe that J here was auy such mon-,  ster" as "the whale'? May we 'not.entertain 'doubts as to the historic identity of Jouab himself? Was there auy  Jonah"��������� ���������  , ,    f ,    *  "Hold on. my friend." Interrupted  the young uian-.earue.stly. "You've got  to draw' the line somewhere. -1 had a  crosseyed man 'in the same compauy  with"'me once, .and ,he.didn't do anything but play to "a scarce audieuce  - j    v       i  of snow men from the Klondike every  "time he got' a"'speaking part. ',You  could hear people^"forgetting their lines  when tie went on'the stage, and, al--  though <his name .wasn't ou.any of our  paper, the public seemed, to have him  spotted' aud; staid away .every time  he got a chance to talk. Then there  was a musician who smuggled a yellow clarinet into the orchestra one  night for a joke aud nearly burned  down the theater. Then I had a friend  who gave me an opal and wrecked me  for a season. You can cut out the  whale if you like, but don't you try  to fell me there are no such things as  Jonahs, ' for I know better."���������Washington Star.  Hard to Salt.  Irascible Citizen���������Phew! I'm a con-  sarned idiot! Here it is 5:15. and of  course I've missed the 5:10 train. Rau  all the way too.  Ticket Agent���������No. the 5:10 train is  ten minutes late.  Irascible Citizen���������What! Ten minutes late! And I ran all the way!  How dare they run their trains late?  It's a scoundrelly imposition, sir, that's  what it is. and I shall report you, sir,  I shall report you!���������Cleveland Plain  Dealer.  "Grandpapa, it is very kind of you  to take me out for a walk; and as I've  got a penny I should like to give you a  present. You can either have some  flowers or some sweets. But I should  recommend you to have the sweets."-  Wis at Tiiey 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 tbe poems on Indian summer that I  shall not be able to use."���������Chicago  Times-Herald.  In a small town in the north of 'France !  there' lives a man unlike any other man  in- Kurope, America or indeed this entire  .world. He is vigorous in body,- tail and  erect nnd of muscular build. * He has no  face, no eyes, no mouth nor nose. He has  the lower jaw only and the upper part of  the forehead.  This man's name is Morean, and ho is  known ������through, all ,the country round  about as themah'with the wooden head���������  not that Ids head is "really mado of wood,  tint because it has that appearance. Really the man's head, or the front part of it,  i.s made of platinum, shaped into the form  of the features and painted so as to resemble human flesh.  , It must not be supposed that this man  Is a freak of nature. c Ho was born perfectly formed and grew up^to robust manhood with his senscs'unimpaired. In'fact,  he was a good looking young fellow when,  at the age of 20 he,shouldered his gun and  started out to fight for his native land.  It was in the midst of a fiercely fought  battle, and Moreau was one of the gunners  at a point in ,the line where* the fire was  particularly deadly. Four of his comrades*  had fallen at'his side, and he himself had  been slightly wounded. Suddenly, with a  crash and great roaring in his head, ho felt  himself spun round'eight or ten times like a  top, but so curiously poised ou his feet that  he aid not fall. lie felt no1 pain and did  not realize that he was seriously injir ,1.  It seemed to'him that n ball had struck  him ou the head and glanced off. '  After -\vaiting -an  hour    he saw   that  night', was 'coming on, and' gathering  up  his strength walked to a neighboring vil-'  lage, for, by 1 his timo' the battle bad ceased.,  When1 taken to  tho military, hospital, the  'surgeou'w'ho received' him, accustomed as .  he  was ���������to  horrible sights, started  back  ,\vith tta-iexclamationof horror.  Tho man's  eu'tire face had   been  shot  away, and  in"  place of a' head  there  seemed to  remain  only a misshapen mass of red, raw flesh.  The man's case was considered hopeless,  and   it was   believed  that 'he  would  die,  within  2-1   hours.   ��������� It "was hoped' that he'  would die.    '     ��������� , ,.    w .  Curiously enough, in spite of the shell's'  terrible mutilation, one  eye bad been left  in   the shattered,! socket, so  that Moreau  was able to see at first, but the hemorrhage  was so grait0tbat this eye was torn away, '  and on the second day the man was entire- ,  iy bliild.     '���������'-/"*      " ' '  Very.much.fto every one.'s surprise, the  poor fellow continued   to live, nnd on the  ' fourth day it was decided "to operate upon  bis head.    Thirty-five pieces of shattered  bone were taken from the gaping wound, i  Home of them very large pieces. After' the  head had been thus treated and the cavity  cleaned  out  it wa.s found, that Moreau's  head looked  like an immense hollow cup  with  crim.son  inside, .and from  this  his  voice sounded in strange intonations,some-  what like the voice of  a phonogi'aph.    It  did not seem to  be a man at all who was  talking, but some grotexsquemachine.  1   Owing to the man's marvelous constitution,   he    recovered    entirely    from    his  wounds, which, in course of  time, healed  up, leaving him with such n mutilated face  as was never seen before. In fact, he had no  face, not even a forehead, and1, only a portion of his .chin.    All the rest-*���������eyes, nose,  teeth, cheek bones and flesh���������had'beencut  away as if some one had  scooped a cocoa-  nut into the shape of a half moon.    And  yet  the  man was  apparently  in  perfect  health, could  speak,  hear and   feel, and  showed   every  inclination  to  eat, with a  good appetite, if only some way of masti-  cating his food could be found. v  Here was a difficult case for the surgeons, and yet they made the best* of it,  and in a few months they had accomplished wonders. The lower jaw bone^eing  intact, an artificial set of teeth was attached to it, raised on a bridgelike platform, and these were made to work against  another set of teeth fastened across one of  the ribs of a mask fashioned so as to cover  the cavity. This mask was furnished  with eyes, nose and lips, so as to give a  certain ghastly resemblance to the human  ."'ace      It was made of wax.  For   10  years Moreau wore   this  mask  ���������jon-xtaritly, even at night, but in 1883,while  visiting  some Iriends at Valenciennes, he  bad a severe attack of   brain fever, and in  one of bis  delirious  moments   he tore off  tlift ma.sk and broke it   in   pieces.    Being  very nooi, in fact, entirely dependent upon  Ins scanty pension, .Moreau could ill afford  to have another wax mask made to replace',  '..lie old one. and for a long time lie suffered agonies of humiliation   because he had  no, way of concealing his hideous disfigurement     Finally, however, a  petition   was i  made   to   the  French government, and an  artist was sent to make a platinum mask,  arid instructions were given that this mask  he kept in repair and   painted whenever it  became necessary, so as to imitate as near  ly as possible the human appearance.  Since then, about once a year, an artist  from Paris visits, the little village where  .Moic-tii lives, and with brush and pencil  makes such changes in the exterior of the  platinum mask as are needed, restoring  ���������eyebrows and complexion, coloring the  eyes and lips and in general making the  old soldier look a little'more like an animated doll and a little leas likesome horrible specter.  In spite of his great affliction Moreau  lives happily enough.and is much liked by  his neighbors. Strange as it may seem,  he was able some years ago to persuade a  comely maiden to become his wife, and  she has borne him several healthy children. As is usually the case, the man's  remaining senses have become much quickened since his misfortune, and he manages  to earn quite a sum every year by weaving baskets and doing odd jobs with his  hands in the way of mending and repairing, which people who are aware of his  need send to bim. His great delight is  fishing, and he spends hours along the  brooks and streams of Brittany, waiting  for the fish to bite, and is more successful  in his efforts than many sportsmen who  hav8 all their senses.���������Cleveland  Moffett  Women are not permitted to be photographed in China.  Of ,140 large Jewish Grins in Frankfort, Germany, GO have declared in favor  of Sunday closing, while HO are opposed  to it.  Germany still clings to> the ponderous  keys of the middle ages, and keys welshing from'an ounce -upward have to be  "carted" around.  Millstones are now ,uiade of the new.  substance���������caibonmdum.    They  make a  whiter and purer flour .than is'obtained  by the use of natural stone. '  The   inhabitants   of - Bischofsburg.   in  Prussia,  had   never seen   a   bullet   until  recently,  when  a traveling company   in-,  troduced  one.     As soon  as the dancers  appeared on the stage all the women in  the audience left the house.  "  The jacotars, or French Canadian half  breeds of Newfoundland, smoke' the inner  bark  of the  red   willow   when   they,  cannot procure tobacco.    White settlers  often use'this for scenting tobacco.    It'is  called killikinick in the Indian'language.  The better class of Japanese do not  live in the treaty ports of Japan.' which  are frequented by the casual .traveler.'  .Life in those towns is so different from .  the real life of Japan that it is im possible to get an idea of the country from-,  them.   '       '        '      i"'  -  SCRAPS .OF SCIENCE." -  If all the mountains in the-world were  leveled,  the average  height of the land ,.  would rise "nearly 2C0 feet. ? .���������   -  Gold, silver; steel, aluminium and.lead,  when   immersed  in 'tartaric acid,  a  new -  chemical   discovery,   become   pliable  and   ���������  ductile as "putty. \       "'',.'    w/t������  Scissors  wero  used .instead* of   knives  for .the first time-in an' operation" for _ap- '���������  pendicitis  at  the. Metropolitan.-hospital,  BlackwelPs- island, ]N. *Y.,' a  few   week's  ago.        '  - ��������� '���������   ���������" ,  ;    >l: V  _  Many   flashes   of   lightning, not .-only  measure themselves, but' actually   manu-*  factu're the  recorder  by  which, they  ������u;e_,-  measured.-  - When    an    electric,' meteor-  strikes'-a bed  of sand, it "plunges down-   '  ward'into it. transforming simultaneous"-, -  ly  into glass tho. silica, in-the  material  >.'' ''  '. Vj'  7*2  ;X  'vJ  x   ' -   *i 1  . - 'i    Sty*  \.'~-i 'Js*l  iti, in-Jl  through which it passes.  CHURCH  AND  CHURCHMAN.'  . ' -    - -   ' <<  -  -   ,    '.'������-.    'r-',   '*���������'������������������ ' '  A million' dollars "was spent in stipends  to Presbyterian ministers' in Canada" last"  year.    . '        -:,",.    ,,���������.   '   l"  "'" '".V''c  ,' The Rev." Dr. Way land Hoyt of !PhilTi. \  adelphia has been called ,to the* pastoratfeV L  of< the First Baptist - church of Cam- f '  bridge, Mass.    ���������   .   .  "'       , l'.--,.. v ,<   ,",'/,.   -,,  Cardinal*Moran, .the-'Roman Catholic-;   "  archbishoptof- Sydney; is an 'up'to' date,/- &  prelate.  The;angolus{bell of his cathedral^' ���������<-  'is now rung by electricity. . -'" ���������-' ?- ^  The Rev. Henry JJottet.' the rector of ���������.'-."  the.Chiv.rcb of the1 Holy Cou.raunion, New' Sk  York, thinks, that "-Sunday school teach- -/-;  ers should be paid for-.their services just ^   ,  as are .the teachers ���������������> wcul.ir schools.      '" i t  V'.V'VK?  '1 ,''iAr  .    -," i,\>-'%  t   x-J-.           ri>x' '  : - v *-'&';*  -r -,v,,;.,jijJ  ,������-- ' V "'I*  ���������-,   -i  x ','!*  ^      ,J         0.   ,������.  i   /   i x ' .7 ti ,<  -.,- ���������-, ���������. u  ', ���������r *m  m< -' >-/#i  > ~r-'rt^\  - " *"'<���������������,  *' >��������� L  R< ji '  ;,.*V'  ,*���������   '"fill  >..'*ii4Fl  '-W!'^[  "'v-'-ii'l  _~."#V*Jjl  y$ym  , x   <. *AA I  *��������� ra bj- r, -x. |  CATS.  Some  I'<n!it������w  ��������� >ru   ,i  Lx  .\lxmt   'I"^ 1> 1>������-  ���������������Mil   Hmili.,.  '  book alfcnit     cats    says;  extremely     sensitive  and  voices and bustling ways,  repose,    calmness       and  chosen by a, discriminate  it' Js an affection which  only  by  merit,  and  nuv-  A     dog    will*    loi-e     any  A recent  "Cats   are  dislike loud  They    love  grace.    'One   feels   so   immensely   fiat  tered   wjien  ing  cat,   for  can   bo won  er bought.  wreck of humanity A\ho chances to  own him, but one needs to bei~ self-  respecting to earn the love of a cat.  Pussies fallow (heir regrrd in such  dignified little ways. When you op*en  the hall door your cat will come half  way downstairs to meet you, and  will turn and walk up before you'  with tail erect, and you feel as  heartily welcome- as though a dog  had jumped all o\er ;, ou and knocked  your hat off in the exuberance of liis  greeting.'-'  -    The   book   gives   some   useful   hinta  as. to the care and diet of exits. Highbred  cats are said  to    be    peculiarly  liable  to   indigestion,   resulting   from  overfeeding.    It     is     best     to    allow  them   only   two   mc-als   daily.    A light  repavSt  in   the  morning unci  a hearty  dinner at night  is  tho prcsczibed system   of    diet.    The    breakfant should  consist   of  cream   or   bread  and   milk,  \nried  with  boiled     ?iie.    A     bit-    of  lean   meat  now  and   then   is allowed,  anil for  an   appetizer  ap   egg  or     an  oyster.    The   evening   meal   may      include plenty of raw Jurat, mutton bi--  ing   preferred,   with .asparagus,'  corn'  on   the   cob   or   any   vegetable' whiVh  puss   may   relish.    IJoiJed   liver should  bo added  s'cveral   t.inus-a week.'   Fish  should'-.-be.   given   -.sparingly.    JCitt'Mis  ���������should be'fed every  three hours  with  scalded   milk,  sweetened     or     sailed.  When   six   weeks   old   they  should   bo  weaned and     taught     to     lap    warm  milk.    A   bit   of  scraped   raw'   mutton  or   beef    -once  a     day     conduces     to  strength   and     vitality.      Sour     milk  should   be  given     once     or     twice  a  week to prevent   the accumulation  of  worms  in   the  stomach.    Cats  reared  In  a fiat should  be given     an    occasional  saucer  of  freshly     cut    grass.  Fresh water, to which has. been added a. rusty nail or a lump of sulphur,  should   be  accessible   to   tlie  cat   day  and night.    Cats should not be washed of tenor than once a month,-'otherwise their fur will be harsh and brittle.  Spearing "W!ti* "Bobs."  Did you ever take a cork, stick through  it a horseshoe nail, put on the-top of the  cork two or three feathers, tie a long  string around the cork and then spear  for apples or potatoes? Just try it some  time and see how proficiently and how  straight you can learn to throw the bob-  in a short time. The cork keeps the  horseshoe nail in without slipping, am1  the feathers serve tb guide the h  through the air.  m &mv t ii i i.si j -t ������������������ t-������������������������������-*���������*������r^  'V'.WMW ^������������w*> .mw>  I    ������������������>H������WS^������ps  "Kpr^tnyifyim '-Mrm  i ii i  i i   i -r~ri  i i  ii ffHf "H.M...        ���������  k"\-  ! v "  \K. *���������  li r-  ���������<��������� '  I  !,.���������  <&���������  i*   c  THS   GTJJMSEH-Ii/LND   NEWS:  Issued Every Saturday.  W.  Ii. A-N'DEI.SON,  EPITOK  The ciyai.nijs of Tills NjiWS ar<- open to ������ll  ������h ��������� vi i->h to . x{jri5������d rh.M-t-.hi views on  niait-'  nr-r->f public-' interest;.  Wnjle we do tvit hold nuifelve.s   respon i  tile f ir the ut.te'ar<ceu. of correspoi.dents, w.  re-rsr������'e    tho  relit    (������f   'declining   ?<������   in^t-i  emu nuiiic.i ions non^ot'ssirily personally.  eeulirms il-f'   lejim t dmt  Gen.  Gav-ure ha>-  mi-uls*.! the.   B .������rs'at P.-n-ffolk  and Bird'  River an-,   that che ' sccniir.y   of b ah   out  p.>*t   i" xSfcabli.-hed  ..SATURDAY,    FEJh.,   17th,   19C.0  E  T.  Pretoria, 5.-���������Col.   IMummei's   force on  Feb. 2  uiacketl   the jloer   p.f-iiion ne;u  Ruyi.ioiido   .in������: alter   lieavy lighting" in-  chiding an endeavor to  take liie place b\  storm, the   British were   repi-hed.    ho**  '<< not known,  London, 9.���������Up to the pre-cnt Wat  Office has evidently heard nothing of;,  retreat by Gen. Buller as described in a  despatch from Boer head Ladger. Whet-  shown the 'deparch the oflicialls were-  dumbfounded. No credit is placed in  tHe report.  Tlie enemy   held a position   on the, di-  ������e,ct road   between Rensburg' and Coles-  ,burS'.    Tbey shelled Porters   ineffictivelj  yesterday,  Methuen's forces' are now actively engaging the Boers at Majersfontein, Gat-  acre and French are driving the Boers  at Colesbiirg and Stroinberg.to desperation.  Boer head Laager, Ladysnith.��������� Since  yesterday the British with, naval and  other guns have bombarded our positions  , on the Upper Tugela.    The-troops cros-  ��������� sed the river at the Pont and at Molen  drift with the object of storming our positions. At the former Gen. Burgher beat  them back 0-they recrossed in disordet  The fightinji continues - at Molen Drift  -    with'the   Johannes burs .Commandants.  ' The cannonade w.js the'lierces't ever experienced   and continued   with a roar all  day.    This   morning It   commenced with  an increase of guns.  An armoured train yesterday made u.  b >rtie from Cheverly towards Colenso  and landed two thousand British troops  on the right of Boer position. Boers immediately crossed the river and forced  the train and troops to withdraw to Cheverly,  Cape Town,.8.���������Lord Egberts and Gee  eral Kitchener h ive started for the front. .  London 8.���������War officj ha* received a tel-  ehram that Buller has re-croastd the TugtJa  River ana is now on the main road to Lidy-  smifch.  Lond-m 8 ���������Special despatce reaeived  from Spearsman Camp under to-d-iy's ,date  pays Buller holds his position and relief is  certain.  R^nshurg, 8.���������Boars position was   vigor  ouslp shelled for an hou,  this morning,  London.���������I. ws from Biiller's Camp today of a deapa<:ch from Free Camp yester-  d;iy says the forces of the enemy are on  both our fl inks and continue to render our  . position diitioutfc to maintain. Beyond the  fact that all Bvller'a troiips are across th������  Tugela nothing is known ol movement*  hut that he'badly Leaded reinfoicuments ir  evident from the foregoing 'despatch.'  Another despatch says   a   Boer    prisoner  a������serled that; the burghers   expected   Buller  to cross at Sdiot's drift and    thrfc thousands  of B .sr.s we io belug posfcad at   Domkloof t&  ��������� oppose such a passage, while   iu   the   captured hill   there   was   only a   few   hundre .  Johannesbui.'fers.    This   fcemds   to  incieas  the anxiety-jof those who believe  Buller has  scarcely begun the   sorious   part of   his advance.  London, F������b. 10 ���������rBnller is again on the  South side of the Tugela. No further details. ���������   '  Boer Head Laager, Ladysmifch. Feb. 10���������  The   British who   were in possession of the  I   regard t������ McDor-a'd's operation*, Lotd  Hol.erta does not' mpiifcion tbe   former's re-  tirnienfc   to Modder   R'ver.     He, Hays   Mc-  Ponald    %-ai despatched    to prevent   Boeif  blocking the main  drift at Kooderherg and  enc-essru.y    pj.tabli.hed    h.'mself    tin re   in  *pit-������of.he   detei ininp.1 *-'ff.>rt>.   of Boerw to  ���������Ii-LmIot him.    At McD-ma-d'a request Bab-  hMM.tr.n <-ai HCit with iv-uiforopm-Tits.     H������  thi-*!-tor,i'il' th������- IWrs north of   Kood'-rher"?"  wliili*   anodic-   forc:e   drovp out tho  B ������i-  'oufcl'w- rd.    The enemy   havo now eviciia*-  ������������������! thr-ir p*>fiti.>n and none are   in sight.  Lmdou,* Feb. 10. fa:20 p.' n,.}���������A Kproial  'torn Soenrsman Camp ilntnl yesterday noon  s-iv-.: 0-*i"ig to Rfipr CronH firo nnd impos-  iihility of ������n<reuching the Vaal Kian������z.  BulJer'a forces wit here vr.' The Financial  News publishes the despatch that Buller  has not crossed the Tugela.  London, Feb. 10.- 2 p. m.���������Gen.   Buller  is once jiore on the south side  of  the   Tu-  .<ela aud  Gen.   McDonald   is   back   at. the  Modder River.    Yesterday**   new.   by  00  means; causes    the  acute    disappointment  att-ndant on the   failure to   relieve   Ladj-  smith.    This can   be attributed   to   three  causes: First, there i* a strong  belief  that  Kuller's last attempt   was, only   a   demon-  Htration 011 a large scale.    The   seeonr.. the  wiser critios had warned the pchlic   uot   to  ���������XDect   the    immediate"   relief   of    White.  Third, the nation has settled   down   to -th������  reliazation that the war   will   last   a   long  time and they are not swayed as  they were  as they were at the first by minor  reversal  tn all victories.  Springfield, Feb. 9.���������Our  forees   at Vaal  Krantz entrenched   itsely as   well   as   pus-  sible but we continued to loose  men and nit  advance was made, but  the  Boer  artillery  fired incessantly   and   .Wednesday   it   wan  apparent that' the   infantry   might,    by  a  very   determined   assault,   foro������    its  way  through the centre  of the  B ������er  position,  but evacuation   was   peisided    upon.      Tlie  retirement counneiujd as  night, the. whole  force retired beyond rani������e of the Boar guar,  which continued shelling.  Heliograph llasl^ fr ������m L>idysmith dated  Monday describes the effect Butler's c'tunon-  ado had ou the worn g -rriaou. Hope ran  high that the long proueed of inaotiviry and  tedium was drawing to a close. Crash of  guns   almost  coutinued   ten   hours and af.  't������. l  timds it seemed as if as many as 20 sholN  burst in a .minute. The Boers preparing always for possibility  of a defeat,   wero driv  0 1  ing herds and sending long waggou trains  towards the Drakenshurg Passes.  Victoria, B. 0., Feb. 10.���������A    letter   received from a menb ;r ������*f the   Bord<>n   uegi-  ment, who has since been wounded at Spien  Kop, describing the first   attempt   to foree  the Tugela   says:   "Long  was  within   70.)  yards of the Boer trenches with   hia   guus  and away ahead of   the   infantry   supports  when an  awful   fu'silade   opened,   mowing  down horses and gunners   and   causing the  retirement of the force  aud a 1������m   of   ten  eunH.    Bui er almost wept and was heard to  say, 'My-brigaders-haveStehi.inc.' "  London, Feb. 10.���������The news that Bull r  had again recrossed the Tugela caused con  siderablo excitement in the House of Com-  mous, where the Government leader had  just previously announced that there was no  news from South Africa.  position ot the British untenable, and further advance impossible except ac the c< sj,  , ;���������? a terrible loss of life. The new pl<m involves prompt and successful operation u-  ���������^ainst the Free State forces in the we-ta  seiies of crubhiug blows. '    ���������  Lord Roberts has now taken hold of the  campaign and is preparing to siril.e 'tin',  Bi;������r emtre while other aimies lu.iu clie  wings.   ���������-  London, Feb. 12.���������The   War   Office   received the, following   from   Lord 'Robert*,  la-oa Modder River,  Feb  11:   I received a  ele^ram from   Buller   as   Mlowt,:  \I was  u!i-o s tlie* river .seizing Vaal   Krantz, as 'he  pivot of   fur her   opt r itiou-,    (>ut   1 found  f er try is g two d^ys, owmg'-.e   ihe   lialnre  of ihe ui-ou. d,  tbat   this nas   impractabl.*.  It was also    exposed    to    tlie tire   of   heavy  guns in posicious from which , our- artiller  was doiniu it������ d., Id in  esseutiul    to   troops  advancing on L-idysmith    by the    Harding  or Met ger'c. drift to hold Vaal   Kraiuz   securely and accordingly we are not * pressing -  the advance   by these   roads, as   I  liud ' we  cannot make it secure.  Lo-ulou, Feb 12.���������Not a Hue of war  news has been,received since yesterday.  The fet-ling is much more confident since  Koberts has taken hold personally. Bota'  sides setui collecting tor an attaok. Boer  aggressiveness already has been lepusled at  liensburg, and f-oui what is the most important point in.the campaign.  From Modder Jliver comes the news of  ceasless activity aul renewed vigilance.  The Boer aggressiveness will tend gready to  assist the broad plan of campaign which  Roberts shortly will 'je exoeu'-.h I s 1 set, in  motion at ' Modder Jli.-ti'. . The, military  force is to be raised to h.df a million. It is  now a question as to v\ limber British or  Roars will strike first. At any rate both  si-ins are preparing for a severe struggle on  the western loi-der.  London, Fob. 13 ���������The fact that Roberts  Has ai rived'at Modder River sei-ms to show  that he his b.eu on a round of iiiMptcion  of the chief commands ami that the main  .dvance is advance is as near as has bt-eu  supposed.  Staitling   intelligence   comes from Kiin-  herly.     It   appears   that the rations   have  been.for   the most part   h������*r������e   flush   so re  puugent    that the women   and children refuse to eat it.     The   death   rate  appearB to  have been   heavy aud the privations   of the  garrison    have    been   increasing     steadily.  Possibly such   conditions  explaiu   the pres-  ������*uoe of Roberts   at Modder   River aud apparent   preparations   for aa  advance  from  that point.  London, Feb.   13 ���������Kimberly reports the  Boer's   fighting wim  increased  on  the 7th.  Next   day the   Boers   commenced   digging  trenches   to   ea*t and four  thousand yards  from PietermariUbur^.    A native reported  that he   accompanied some   B iers who left  Mafeking for Kimberly carrying witn them  six inch gnns and a quick  firing gun.    The  former   opened fire   on  Kimberly.    Other-  wise the  situation is unchanged.    Late advices frem Ladysinith say  that   fresh meat  is plentiful.    It is  also said that  the Boers  have 100 guns   between  Tngela and  Lady-  smith, the guns  being in almost  impossible  places.  Krensberg,   Fdb.    i3.-^-Holekeo!is     and  HIDES AND DEER SKIMS  McMillan fur & wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.       ,  BT"Write for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay.^������j J  . il  Union Mrewery.  RrEsh Lager Beep I  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  HE BEST. ... . .  N  Ti-iE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading to' conviction, cf  persons witholdmg or destroying any   kegs  belonging to  this  company.  HENRY MEIFEL,   Maha<;er.  NANAIMO NEWS.  ' x     n , . ' ' '  Nana.mo, Feb.   10 ���������E.   & ������ N.   Ry.  vs.  Hohhs..   It is understood that this  caae has  been settled  and.  the   Company    gets   the  coal, iu fact,    the   Company   have  already'  commenced to pump the witer   out of   the  mine and the work of extending the tunnel  to tap what is known   as the   Hobbs   miue  will commence Monday.  Nanaimo, Feb. 13.��������� R. Keajeu, Wm.  Zidly aud John Cordell were diowued off  Ohjbe river, while . duck shooting. "A 1  were married uieu with   large families.  Out ���������- eleven mnm from Nanaimo who  offered to serve on Stratheona's .horse have  all been dicqualiged oa a.!ewuui ������i - height.   o ���������  CUSTOM    RE1UKNS.  Boer Head Larger, Ludysmith, Feb. 12���������  Iti.s reported   fioni the Upper  Tugela that  in yesterday's light, while driving  the British across the river, the Bjers had four men  killed   and   eight   wounded.    Ou reaching  the Kopje, 22  Boers were found dead.    The  alarm was   given at midnight that  the La-  dysmith troops  were trying to force a.passage   in the   direction   of the   Free   State  Laager.    Heavy   firing   was  heard but no  particulars have been received.  London, Feb., 12.���������A special from  Springfield gives new explanation of Sutler's retirement. According ' to this -despatch, a ballonisfc ou Wednesday discovered  the fact that Boers had developed extraordinary and unexpected artillery strength on  Bastards nek.    which   the   Boers too'  on  Sunday,    have' been     r������-captured by   the  British.    The Boers shelled out.  ,   The  following  are   the Custom,  returns for the   month 01 January,  1900:  Imports:  Dutiable ' $1,338  Du.y eo.,eeu-(l       408  Free...  .        10   o   PRESENTATION.      V  A pleasing event took.place Tuesday, Feb. 6th,  when   a  delega ion  representing the Italian citizens  of  Guml-erland uhd   Union   presented  Rev. J. A. Dnrand with a   puree in  token of their  esteem.    During the  years that he has   been   connected  with   the congregation   in  Union,  the reverend gentleman's relations  with the Italians have always been  most cordial and the speaker voiced the sentiments   of his   countrymen, as  well as the whole   congregation, in expressing sincere regret  at his departure from this town.  Father Durand was ever ready  to lend a helping hand and he ever  practised in word and action ti e  charily he preached.  He has the warmest wishes of all  who knew him for a happy ai d  prosperous future in his natne  province after years of toil in the  far west.  PRESS CLIPPINGS.  H. Giant of Comox brought over  another shipment'of" produce -last  week and called in the Coast Miner  office. He ������ays business in hisliue  is brisk.-AVan Anda CM.    ,   -'   "  The last great war of the  world, *  that between   Russia and, Tuikey,  cost   altogether ������190,000,000  and ���������  180,000 lives, of which Russia paid  ������113,000,000'and lloloOO   lives.-^-  Coast Seaman.  " <  We would strongly reiterate   the,,  warning to outsiders that they can-,  not hope to get work in  the. mi.ues -  of the Klondike.     The   supply .of'  labor herejs fully, up   to ' the.  de-  ,mand, arid over it, says the Yukon  Sun. ' .There is, \\e a.te told, a gu-nt'  crowd of menpreparng to ooine'in,"  ov������riheiee to -Dawson    with   ti.e  expectation of /securing   work * her������  to pay their   w^y to   N ,iJje,   wlnii   .  the navigation   of' the   Yukon, is  '  open in the spring.  We say to all one.ders: Do not  come to Dawso.i expecting to get  work.���������Bennett Sun.  "��������� 41  M 'PJe afc   Molen's   drift abandoned it after    Doom Kloop where   they managed to draw  a, bombardment by Boer cannon this morning and retired acrosa the Tugela liiver.  A heavy   bombardment is   proceeding at  Tugela   this   morning   but otherwise all is  a dozen heavy guns. These, but for the  ballonisfc, never would have been discovered  in time fco save the British from falling into  a deadly trap, as thoy commanded the road  Ransherg, Feb. 13 ���������Evening.���������The Boer*  h -ve attain driven in the English out posts  , n the western fl nk. To-day all out pos s  at Biatarda Nek, wind mill and other  point* have retired fco Modder Farm. Ne  details yet.  London, Feb. 13-���������������������������A private telegram  received here says the force commandad by  Gen. Woods ha-s moved to the southward  and seized Zouthpans drift which it now  holds. It is learned that two thousand  Boers were killed and wounded during Gen.  Macdonald's reconnaisence.  London, Ft-b. 13.���������A despa'ch nays severe fighting ocenred during the British retreat, the variolic; out posts on both sides  suffering heavy. The despatches add*  that it is doubtful if Renahurg can be held,  A report comes from Durban that British  artillery forced the Beers to evacuate their  cauip* on Hlangwana Hill south of Colense.  This is an important position.    The   Zulus  %  <Juitjt- ! the British  wouId have t0 take in   ������������'der t������    are rising against the   Boers, who   are   in-  War Office   despatch from    Gen. Robert, | reach Ladyamifch.    These guns rendered the j vadiog their territories and stealing   catfcl*.  ARTICLES   OP   INTEREST  IN  MONTHLY  MAGAZINES.  In Ainslee's for February, a good  and timely article on Cecil Rhodes,  "The Uncrowned King," by Allen  Sangree.  Leslies, "The Fighting Boers," by  Harold Bolce.  In Cosmopolitan we find! the  "Czar of Ru>sia," by Stead.  Metropolitan, a .story,-' "Slaves of  the Padrone," by Edward Forrester.  Munsey's, "Some Famous Admirals," by John R. Spears.  Ladie's Home Journal has a  poem, "Old Man and Jim" by Miss  Norton and patterns of some beautiful laces.  Pearsons has "The Cycle in  War," and the "British Army at  the Front.?'  Read the editorials "The World  and its Doings," in Self Culture,  The following story told at the  expense of the armchair war critic,  is related by the Scottish American:  I The oti.er day one of these critics  was ht-ard criticising Methune.  "Hoo on, earth did he aye keep  hittin' awa at Cronje's face? Can  he no think. o' gcttin' awa to ae  side an' syne,comin' in ahint him  ���������an' knockin' him aHo skyte?"  "That wad  ta'k'   a   guid  lot  o*  marchin," said one hearer.   "Cronje's lines areabout  12 miles long,,  an' it  would   take   a   good   lot o'  trampin' to get roun' a that.,"   -  "Ach,   ti ampin'!  Can   Methuen  no' tak' the train?"  And then  everybody,   was   convinced that he kne.v'all about it.  The bed of Kettle River has long  been known to be  laden with flaky  gold.    In  low water, miners of various periods, using the most primitive methods have made good wages.    It is well   known   that colors  can be obtained from  the streets of  Grand'Forks by the simple process  of panning.    This is the convincing  experience that appeals to so many  sceptical newcomers.    The gold deposits are not confined to the lower  -end of the. valley.    Placer  mining  is still carried on every summer on  the Fourth of July  creek, less than  five miles from  the city, while further   west    Rock, and   Boundary  creeks, other tributaries of the Kettle, yielded   millions of  dollars to  the adventurous   argonauts   of the  early sixties.  The decision of Col. Johnston to.  engage in hydraulic operations has  created great enthusiasm here.-^  Vancouver World,  ���������tf 5. -TTfT  f.  , i  fi  '  THECUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  > ~  LAUGHING GAS.  /  Tlie Man Without It.  Tlie weight of centuries lic'doen not seem  To feci.    He lies upon liis bach and yawns.  lie bears the dust of apes on his f.ice  Without'): murmur, but he feels u thirst���������  A,thirst that will impel.him piescntly,  J.V1U1 great reluctance, io up end himself  And work the town to quench' it.    Look at him!  Who  gave   him   that   consuming-  thirst? , Whose  hand  incarnadined  that nose?    Who put that look  Of onnui in his dead, lack luster eyes?  Who wore the clothes oiiginaliy which  I Ian-; in,festoons about him now, aud who  Turned him out to grass?   Approach and ask him.  "My rusty friend, my poor, world weary friend,  'O'er whom the modern car of Juggernaut >  So ruthlessly doth seem to have been driven.  The manliness within thee crushing out  And making tliee'a flattened imitation  Of a human being*, wilt thou tell me   , '  Who is the'author of thy miseries?"  '���������H'gosh, 1 'dunno who I" he makes reply.     '  "AH I can rickollcct is (hut one day.  When I was hoein in the field I seemed   -  I'o hear a voice that said. 'Throw down that hoe!'  J duniio who it was���������1 never knowed��������� ,  Hut. boss, I di-.ipped that hoe, and,I hain't never  ��������� I'Vlt like workin since, and I never 'ape, t to!"  < ���������Chicago Tribune.  Give tlie Girl a Clin nee.  '-    Hicks���������1 should'think that Tom would  'a be ho red to death luivi ������������������(���������;> that girl of his  untightf: iiwuy on that piano of hers every timo h<- c-.'ills. -      v   ,- -  "' \Vick.s���������Oh. that rioo&iiT trouble Tom!  Iii"'1 knows well <'iioujrh that after he and  she are married there'll Lie no more piano  playiiii:.' It'.s the tfirl who never had a  jiiano before she <\vas married who becomes a terror afte/ward.���������Boston Trail-  '���������.script. , '    " /-  "A SOUND STOMACH MEANS A  CLEAR HKAD���������Tne high pressure of a  nervous/ life which business .men of tbe  present day are constrained to live makes  draughts upon their vitality highly detrimental to' tneir health. It is only by the  most careful 'treatment that they are able  to keep, themselves alert and active in  their various callings Many of them  know the value of Parmelee's Vegetable  "Pills in regulating the stomach and consequently keep the head clear. -  A Lon^r Pelt Want.  ,    lion:.���������V have just  patented an,invention that will .lie of incaculahle benolit to  the luini.iii race.      ,        i ,  .loa.\���������-What is it V '   -  .''r-Toa.N ���������A*1 phonographic   collar   button  'that will make its own profanity when it  rolls" under the bureau.���������Chicago News'.  PALE PEOPLE  Have their blood enriched, their  heart .strengthened and their  cheeks rosy by using' Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  Insufficient quantity or poor quality of  the blood is one of the evil results that  usually follow any derangement of the  heart.1 ,,/-  If the heart becomes weakened in any  way it cannot pump the blood to the lungs  as it should, there to be purified and impregnated with the life-giving oxygen."  As a result the  blood deteriorates.  It loses its nourishing, vitalizing,  health-giving qualities. The face becomes i pale, thin  and waxen, the lips  bloodless, the hands  and feet cold.  There is 'weakness, tiredness,  shortness of breath and'palpitation. When  those suffering'-from thin or watery blood  start taking Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills they are assured of a cure. Every  dose acts' on the Heart itself, causing it  to beat strong, steady and regular.    ,  Every dose, too, introduces into the  blood' 'those vital elements necessary to  make' it rich and red.  Soon the pale cheek takes on tha losy  hue of health, there is strength in*t������*J of  weakness,-energy and  activity take the  place'of tiredness and lassitude..'      * -,  Miss  M.   SkuJIion,   50 Turner   Street,  ''I   was   greatly  PERSONALITIES.  says: _  my heart," together'-".with  Ottawa,   Ont.,  troubled  with  extreme nervousness for many ,years.  These complaints' brought about great  weakness and feeling of tiredness. "My  blood was of poor quality, so much so that 11  became pale and languid.- Milburn's'  Heart and Nerve Pills cured me .after all  else failed. They built up my system,  enriched ''my blood; strengthened my  nerves and restored me to health;"  One Formnln. -<-.*.,.-  "Hon- sli.ill j on  Kt'o[i \tuir lover's love?"  Cio.it kihicJim'ss!    I'm tin s.isjo .-ihove.  It oan'l  l>e done with j,t'-n  or pelf-^*- '���������  .lust  lo\e hun us,he loves himself.  ' J        -���������Octroil Fiee Press.  -.-��������� MILD IN THEIR ACTION.���������Parmeleb's  ' Vegetable Pills are very,mild in their action.  , * They'do riot cause griping in tho stomach or  causo disturbances there as so many pills do.  Therefore, the most delicate can tako them  without fear of unploasant results. They  can, too, be administered to children without  imposing the penalties which follow the.use  of pills not so carefully prepared.  Wants tbe VVliole (iraft./'-y  The Younj. Wife���������And how much money a month will yon allow, me. dear?  1  The Husband���������Well. - I guess about  $100.      .  , ���������    . ;   - "  "Oh, pshaw. Fred! You earn more  than that, don't you?"���������Yonkers Gazette.  The Fnnny 1'aper Goat.  "I'll oat tins cumir p-ipt-r," ^  Weie the u-oids the goatlet.spoke,       t  "And show by tlie s.iid c-si|>er  "1 know how to take a joke!"  ���������Cleveland Leader.  Needless.  you ������i>m;r( to  wind  up this  Values,  will you  rent this place  "How much  for?"  "Eleven hundred dollars," was the  , prompt answer.  "1 didn't expect to pay more than  about $1)00 a year."  "Oh. you want it by tho year! i'ou  can have it for S7."0. I thought you  wanted to rent a wiudow to sec the  parade.'*     '      *���������    I'.ile. .-dekly children should use Mother  Graves?" A", oral Exterminator. "Worms ( are  one oi the principal causes of Buttering in  childicn and should be expelled from tho  ���������jy&toin.  Wanted Something; to Tell Her.  When he had finished singing "Break  the News to Mother," he sat down beside hor, and she said in her winning,  confidential way:  "I would be glad to if I had any important news to break to her. Can't  you think of something?"  On reflection he thought he could.���������  Chicago Post.  "When' are  campaign?" asked a native.   , , ,   ���������  ' "Nothing'of the* kind "is necessary."  answered the Filipino,general. "We can  run wjthout being wound up."���������Washington', Star.  , TOTALLY DEAF.���������Mr.'S.E.Crandell,  Port Perry, writes: "1 contracted a severe  cold last winter, whioh resulted in my  'becoming tocally-deaf-in one ear and partially so in che * other. After , trying  various remedies, and consulting seyeral  doctors, without obtaining any relief, I  was advised to try DR. THOMAS' EC-  LECTKJC OIL. I warmed the oil and  poured a little of it into my ear, and before one-half the bottle was -used my  hearing was completely restored. I have  heard of other cases of deafness being  cured by the use of this medicine."  Street.  ��������� ".claimed  the  Conn,������sy on  ll������������'  "I    !)(><.   viuir   D.-iiilnii."  iiiau in I lie uutoinuhiif .  "Well, that's an ii:>|>iovemcnt. nny-  *hii\v." '-aid the man who hail been run  over, pickinir liimselt up and looking  aro'ind loi- Lis Ii.it ������������������When a fellow wiih  a deliverv ua-run in is over me. he never  slop-. Lis linrx,. (,, j,,,.. m^ p.-udriii."���������Chi-  c.i^u Trihime i  Senator W. A. Clark of Montana  works more hours1 each day than any  of his emp!oyees.t  Ex-Secretary of the Navy Thompson  Is six years younger than ex-Senator  Bradbury of Maine.  General Ottolenghi, military governor  of Turin, is the first Jew to attain the  rank of ' full general in ' the Italian  army. '"  It is now reported that the injury  suffered by.Walter Wellnian. tbe American explorer, while making his way,  over the arctic ice toward the pole, will  lot be permanent.  The Rev. Father John P. Chad wick,  late chaplain of tbe Maine, has accepted the post of chaplain general of the  Spanish War Veteran Volunteers' association, to which he was lately elected.,  Mr. Adam Dayett and- wife of Wilmington, Del., celebrated on Wednesday. Sept. 27, the sixty-eighth anniversary of their marriage. All four of  their children and many grandchildren  were present.  George J. Fuller.-the American'trot-  tmg horse expert, now In Europe, has  been, engaged to teach the czar of Russia how to manage' a trotting horse.  Mr. Fuller is a veteran of the civil war,  and over 60'years old.  Judge" T..R. B. Wright of Virginia  has been engaged-forrsome years in  obtaining portraits df prominent men,  ministers as well as statesmen, of, his  state for permanent preservation in the  courthouses of his district.  - Mr. and Mrs. "James.'A..Moore of,New  York city, who live, in Saratoga in summer, have presented 'to the Rev. Dr.  Joseph Carey, rector of Bethesda Episcopal church. Saratoga, a handsome,  house, to be used as.a rectory.  The Kansas City papers say that Sylvester- F ' Wilson of 'the' Filipino junta  at Hongkong was formerly ,a resident  of that city, and made an unsavory  reputation a few years ago as the manager of a female baseball club'.  The Rev. John Naille of Trappe. Pa..  is the oldest clergyman in active service in this country. He was born on  cFeb. 18, 1801. and,'still.preaches in.the  German Reformed church in his town,  where,he has been pastor for" over GO.  .years.     , . "'���������  There are a couple'of New York society women ..who design their own  gown's. ' They -*������make water color  sketches' of whaVtbey want and send  theiii to their dressmakers. The women are'Mrs"., W. K.' Vanderbiit and  Mrs. Clarence Mackay.  General Joe ShelbyJIs old colored body  servant, i'Uncle-Billy" Hunter, .in spite  of his 70 years, is still vigorous and in  the service of the Shelby family. He  was born a slave on thp Shelby plantation^ f-At'-present- he-"<3evote.s most of  his time to the care of his old master's  grave.  Mrs. Robert Witt Is the only woman  who has taken part in the lectures delivered at * the university extension  summer meeting at Oxford. She was  formerly a student at Somerville college, and her most interesting lecture  dwelt with "Art Criticism In the Victorian Age."      '  (Trade-Mark.)  use ALBERT soap.  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you  . will find the best in our  MASTER MECHANIC'S  EXTnAORDINARY.  Sold at all Drug: Stores. ������  LOtAS. STEELE k BHISTOL  Importers of QroMriM  Wllti If. Hamllfcon.Ont.  Circle T<  I.. 8. A a. CoffoM  ������.. 8. A B. Extract*  *L. 8. A B.Splo������*  w. ar. u.   250.  BarriageH,   wagoni,' Barrows. Wlndmilfll  *o.   COCKSHUTT PLOW OO., Winnipeg-,  ticket to,  A New Exercise.  "I'm sorry we got -Willie a  that new gymnasium."  "Why so?"    ,      ,  "When 1 came down stairs this morning, lie was turning panegyrics all over  the parlor floor."���������Cleveland ��������� Plain  Dealer. -'������������������  The Question of Time iu Music.  There is absolutely no music .whatever  which has vtoa' be' played "in an actual  metronome regularity, of beat. It is true  that fugue takes few variations of tempo  than a* modern sentimenta taotnsy or  nocturne, but it,is,* not rigid. A-sonata  never goes at a perfectly uniform, beat.  The only question'is when to vary and  how. I have before mentioned * in these  pages the fact that between the rubato.s  of amateurs /and artists there is this  striking aiid significant ^difference: The  amateur plays the difficult parts 'of his  jiicco-niore slowy and the easy-parts  faster, i The" professional^ or artist," does  the exact opposite. Why? Because the easy  parts of the pieces arc the melodies,',, the  ^sentimental parts, where fpeiing ;reigns.  The artist is an artist because he t feels  his music, and he "intensifies these part������.  Tho amateur is taken up *��������� with, the idea  of executing something difficult, and iio-  proceeds to execute as well'. as he can;  and not being able to execute. the difficult parts quite up to time,' ho makes up  for it by hurrying ��������� up 'the easy parts.  'Therefore he loses both ends of the in-���������  tended effect. 'The difficult- parts were  written as bravura, and they are intended  to sail, as on the wings "of the'wind; the  easy, pla^es^ as I "aid before, lhave sentiment, and-'necd to be humored. l   -  SAVE MONEY  By making- payments 'or Tominlon lands In   ,  i3 O .E-cZC -fcr'-  For sale at lowest market prices.  Send for quotations. , \  AIKINS   &  PEPLER/  ���������W-I*KT*lSriI>*ESC3r-  ffti/^0f?u^moe^]'X i;, K  If you cannot attend the "Winnipeg;, Business College t just  now, do not waste your  evenings at home.   We can give your inssrno-'  tions in some subject by mail.   < , \  Wiitc for descriptive'catalogue. f  -   -.        '       -    ���������        ���������    i     f   ' < ,.  O. W. DONALD, See.    ���������  CREAM SEPARATORS . . .  If you   keep   cows  you cannot afford to be ".  without a CREAM SEPARATOR, and if yoa / .  want to  have  the   best,  most'moderate  ia   ,  price, and on easieitt terms, apply to   >','../".  R. A.   LISTER  & ,00.,' LTP., *  232 King St., Winnipeg      *"-   ^nK  "Dealers in Dairy Supplies andrProduce, Oas-,;.,  olino "Engines,  Horse Tread "Powers, Etc/.   L  > *^i  -������������������t.i   I  yyTm  **! it" "i   I  r- "l.       tit-  .* ;iih  ��������� K-T r> j y ~*  .    tf������"������llii*-V������ ���������  ^1  ' ft* 1  THE  FASHION   PLATE.  Sort o" Mixed.  First Hindoo���������Have  you ever been  for a boat sail ?  Second Hindoo���������Oh. yes.  First Hindoo���������How did you enjoy it ?  Second  Hindoo���������I  did  not  like  it  It's too horrible.  The boat is going upside and downside, and  your inside is  going inside and. outside.���������Punch.  Im-  "m-  lie  Oh.  I.li  The- IJnir.j   Ray.  i unv <!.i\    In- i un xi  lon-j;,  tniili di- m������Ii i ;i i'iiiuii ili> song;  I.un so i:n-.( li  un  lni\   en  ln;;li  ������.is!i fli> sun  li.m mil ������le tiUv  i.imv <J.i>. |ili-1i<-������- u<> \<>' wjv  lef" ilo di\  Ijii   wli.ii   ������i-*-i.i\ '  >     .. . . i on^iiiulion.  talk!  The Bnby.  The Baby���������Goo, goo. oo, oo!  Mother���������Just   hear  that child  What must people think of him?  Father (very modestly)���������Perhaps he  seems pedantic to others.���������Detroit  Journal.  Sound ' Advice.  Manager���������There  is one motto,   my  young friend, that  you  seem to have'  left out of your consideration and that  I advise you henceforth to bear in mind.  Fresh Actor���������What is that, pray?  ���������     Manager���������Think before you act-���������  Richmond Dispatch.  Ilad Earned the Aiiplau.ie.  Hewitt-r-I sat at the table next to  yours at the restaurant yesterday, and  J; don't see how you could laugh at tha  table stories that Grewitt was telling.  Jewitt���������He was paying for the din-  ner.-T-Stray Stories.  '-,-,:'*rii.e "Evidence.  "What makes you think he has just  started out to be an author?"  "His photograp'b. You see. he has  posed with a faraway look in his eyes  and a book in bis hand."���������Chicago  Times-Herald.  ew Hope for  Gancer  Sufferers.  A NEW METHOD. OF TEEAT-  MEISTT THAT CURES A LARGE  PERCENTAGE OF  CASES.  "Wliy Bridgret Escapes.  Jones���������You never hear of a servant  girl getting struck by lightning.  Brown���������How do you account for it ?  Jones���������-They're never in-one place  long enough.���������Columbus Journal.  Cancer has for so many ages been considered an incurable disease that to talk seriously about it seems like mockery. But such  is the advanco of medical science in these  latter days, that things that were impossible  in our fathers' time are quite possible now.  The knife, the cautery, the plaster and the  paste have had their turn, and all have proved  dismal failures, and their failure is due to  the fact that cancer is not a local but a constitutional disease. The advent of our Vegetable Cancer Cure marked a new era in the  treatment of malignant growths. It brought  new hopes to hundreds who shrank from the  surgeon's knife, with its dangers and its disappointments. The many we have cured  here in Canada, and whose names and addresses we will cheerfully give, is demonstration that removes every shadow of a  doubt as to the efficacy of our treatment.  Send your name and address, enclosing  two stamps, and we will mail you in plain  envelope our treatise and testimonials. Do  not delay in this matter, for every day's delay makes your case harder to cure. STOTT  & JURY, Bowmanville, Ont.  The prettiest plaids are in the Scotch  woolen goods, pretty soft shades which  blend most harmoniously.  Some  of  the sleeves  to  the gowns  with the sheathed skifts are so snug  that they button from the wrist nearly  to the elbo%v. ' ���������<  Corduroys are pretty, and becciwing  and warm. Occasionally a jacket of  corduroy is seen. They have a jaunty  effect for all sorts of outings.  ���������^fWorueu who like a fine felt and a  severely masculine style go directly  to the men's shops and get a small  sized man's hat, with.which they take  a great   deal of comfort.  Long coats reaching to the knees,  with laigc hoods, are made of satin  and trimmed with stitched bands of  cloth iu patterns. They make beautiful  .wraps for elderly women.  The woman who makes her children's clothes should learn to do'  smocking." It is exceedingly pretty,  very smart, particularly on little linen  frocks and . shio.;ks. and -is not difficult to learn.  The so'Called goir capes, reaching  lialf'way to the bottom of the skirt,  h.-ive much more elegant lines than  lhe shorter capes. They are really  intended more for sea voyages and  traveling wraps.     '    ���������;.    '  Wine color is much talked of for  fall and winter use. With the velvet  hats birds or flowers of a peculiar  light shade of red are seen. Occasionally a dark wine colored felt hat appears trimmed with velvet of the same  shade, and the wine color appears as  trimming'for some of the outing hats.  ���������New York Times.  Fooling: ������lie Youngsters.  Mrs. Grimes���������How in the world, do  you get rid of all your stale bread? I  have to throw lots of mine away.  Mrs. Smarte���������There Is no need for  you to do that. Why not do as 1 do? I  just hide it away from the children.  Mrs. Grimes���������Hide it awrfy from the  children?   What then?  Mrs. Smarte���������Then the children find  it and eat up every morsel of It���������Boston Transcript.  Vx.    ,        ,No "Disffu iso'Necessary.        1- ,.    ,   '  Fred Bond ( has .discarded his * black,  broad rimmed western slouch hat.'. ^Vhile  walking ,up Brondway'V 'few niglits ago,  on his way'to the*dcpot to'tako the train  for Larch'm'oht, he notiiced an individual  eye him very closely. Bond thought for a  moment that he wasan acquantancc and  looked around after ho passed hun. About  a block further up the street he'saw the  same man iri conversation with another.  Bond had passed him but a few steps  when the second individual stepped up to  him and, holding out his hand, said:  "Hello! I remember now,1 Dnluth?"  , "Excuse mc," replied Bond, catching  on "'quickly., "1 am working this sble of  the street myself."  A few blocks further Bond met Blanche  "Walsh. The latter <-hook hands cordially  and remarked: "But, for heaven's sake,  Freddy? why that hat?"  "Oh, I wear it.*' replied Bond, "so as  not to be taken for aii actor."  "Oh, that's all right;, my boy," said  the actress, "you never were taken for  that."  Bond now wears a white Alpine hat.  ���������>.ew "York World.  DOMINION. LANDS.,  'SCRIPx FOR   SALE.     ,;';;,   ;���������r --    i. -    ., ,-*���������'  Write us for fall information.    Yo������y  ,   , .    can SAVE MONEY.'  * . ,5 v/*,  W.   H.   SPROULE   &   COMPANY,  Real Estate and Financial'Brokers"//,' '" '"* >  375 Main St., Winnipeg.  *      r , . .',i  *������      ���������    'k '  THEOET PRINTERS! SUPPLY M������  '     IN   THE   NORTHWEST.        >    v  ,*.J  Vs.  4rSS<rSA.y    ^ always   o  r-W-T TS\i MATER]  "We keep a large stooL  on   hand   of  PRINTERS'  MATERIAL    ANl>  -������.. PRINTERS'    MA-1  yj^CHINERY.    Can. fit  TORONTO TYPEi  -."* -'[V'wWl  V  V     '"Vr^-VJ^i  *r"-!f"j>>,  '-:.���������*&&.  l      .   ������ l.*'*[  1 1     -   ft      "f L.  *> ,   ���������  ;t %  v;\'*i-.^  ���������>**.: 7>/&������\  ^    FOUNDRY, CO.,LttUJi^" ���������'' ^0$  ���������,   wrrMnaHrMrMnrarrrrirnrMrrMMrrMrarMU;7.'   '"-''l 1\<^1  1   l*lv-^ v ���������:\y.-   *- .��������� ^>ii*i  'out Daily or Weekly  Papers orJqb'OutlMrf"^  on few hours' notlo������  READY -PRINTrl '��������� '  STEREO -PLATBI '  and PAPER, aad ,<  CARD STOCK also supplied on short ndtlcr it  ���������>*���������*���������  -i.  ,'-vV'  EVERYTHING FOB THE PRINTER  cleaner  All.tlie Essentials.  The Jay���������We ought to have  campaigns. v  The Josh���������Yes, especially when one  considers the* amount of "soft soap"  that's used.  Northwestern Branch':  175 OWEN STREET,   WINNIPEG.  NATIONAL  LIFE ASSURANCE-  CO. OF CANADA.  Agfkts Wasted in Uneepeeseisttbd Districts  .   NARES & ROBINSON,  WINNIPEG, MAM*.  Managers Man   and N. W. T. "  that  us.  In tlie Rockies.  Easterner���������I'm    sorry    now  didn't take tbat train ahead of  Native���������Why?  Easterner���������Why,   1   would   get  Denver sooner.  Native���������Ob. no. you wouldn't���������that's  the rear'end of our train.���������Ohio Slate  Journal.  into  .ezeina.  Couldn't sleep at night  with the torture.  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE  VBLE        W  MARKET. I  " Eczema, or Salt Rheum as it is  often called, is one of the most  ag"onizing^ of skin diseases, nothing  but torture during- the day and twofold torture at night.  But there's a remedy permanently  cures the worst kind of Eczema���������  relieves the itching, burning and  smarting and >. socn leaves the skin  smooth and healthy.  It is Burdock Blood Bitters.  Mrs. Welch, Greenbank, Ont.,  tried it and here is what she says:  "B.B.B. cured me of Eczema three yeara  ago and I have had no return of it since.  I was so bad that I could not sleep at night  with it.  ��������������� Being- told of B.B.B. I tried it, and two  bottles made aperfect and permanent cure."  DO NOT PAY CASH!  Pay in SORIP for Dominion .Lauds and  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For full information apply to  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS   AND    BROKERS  Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  J.  D.  O'BRIEN.  BROKER   IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Leading:  d  Private Wire Connection with all ,  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought. Sold anu  Carried on Marg ns. 0> -rreapon dence Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application. ;.   ��������� i'.. .  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. DBA WEB 1887. ������������������ " I.'  ii'c'M  l<"  i '-  r..f  !-  h'rt'  I"-.'"  I" '' *  |.������  '���������  jn>  ���������Ai  "  I' ..  7-,  It.1.:  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  - ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  OT. 3B. Bnoerson, Bfcitor.  S������f Advertisers w"b.o want their ac  changed/' should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  ���������subscribers-    tailing      to   rece.ve     Thk1"  JSkws regularly will confer a favor by  now  yiiiy . ue oifrue.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  SATURDAY,   FEB.   17th,     1900  THE SCHOOL ACT.  -The trustees of tne  Cumberland-  Union school  are   in   a qiundary  ��������� ���������<��������� '���������".lun'trji���������rjr^  about the Hon.' Provincial   Secretary's   amendment io, the   School  Act, which provides that salaries of  teachers in  incorporated   cities are  io be fixed and paid at the   discre-  "tion of   the  trustees.      It  further  provides that  a per   capita'of $20  per annum shall be allowed by the  ^Government in cities of the-class of  Cumberland, based   on   the daily  attendance of the proceeding year,  and also that all  school   lands   in  incorporated towns are   jtp be conveyed tb the various   ^corporations.  Now it comes to pass that Cumber-  land find-i herself in   the  awkward  position of fyeing without a  school,  the present one, whioh is attended  py the town children,   being   situated outside the   city   limits,  and  was built   by the  Goyernrnen-t for  ��������� ������he benefit of *th,e children of Uuion  and the porporation of Cumberland  jcplleptiyely. .  . These questipns npw naturally  arise:      The  present school  being  -fcuilt Jutside the city , limits, can it  be conveyed,to the. cpjporation? In  event of it being so ponyey. d7 what  guarantee have the parents of the  Unipn Camp that their cnildren  will be allowed to attend school?  In'the event of it not being cprir  veyed, would the Cumberland peo-  pie be pompelled to build their own  pchoolh and pay their own teachers  while, a school big enough for all  ���������stands at their very doors? In the  event of tht city getting the conveyance and the Camp phildren not  being allowed to attend the school,  would the  Government, build and  maintain another school and   staff  i*       ���������   of teachers in' the Camp? Probably rhis. school district stands  alone among all in the Province in  r������ * ���������*  that it includes the City of Cumberland and the entire Camp of  "Union as well, while the school its-  pelf stands outside the city limits.  The bill is vague on this point and  Steps, shquld be taken before it becomes law to have matters adjust-  ���������3d'to. suit such ca,ses or serious complications may follow. .  If it follows as a natural consequence that all children in  the school district will -be  entitled to education in the ^corporation school, one knot is untied, but the question of the transfer of the p.e.-ent school to the city  jurisd.ic.ion is still unanswered.  The. School Board will meet the  Council Saturday to discuss the  problem.  PASSING MENTION.  Mr-.J[ames Miller, of Comox, un-  ijortunately. failed in horsemanship  in exam for Strathcona's Horse.  L e-i.\ Gifford Edmonds, of ths  Black Watch, who was "killed at  Majersfontein and whose portrait  appeared in   "Army and Navy'' af  ter t. at bat'le, was a cousin of Mr.  Frank. Ramsay of this place.  The seems to be an idea preva-  ) lent that the Council intend getting  rid of Mr. J. McLeod as ciy scavenger, owing to their calling for  ' bids for that service with others.  We can positively state that this is  incorrect but their action is taken  in consequence of many complaints  having been made as to the system  of doing the work,and they desire  to change the system���������not the man  ���������for a better. The council as a  b dy will be only to glad to retu.n  Mr. McLeod's services under the  new regulations should he be able  and willing to successfully compete.     ' ,    < ,  We have been asked who Lord  Strathcona was as an untitled Canadian so we print the following  from the Vancouver world:  ���������'It has been asked who Lord  Strathcona and. Lord Mount-Stephen were befoie they were,lords  and why they..got their.������titles.  George Stephen was born in 1827,  in Banffshire, Scotland, and came  out to Canada in 1850. He became'' president of the Bank of  -Montreal, president of the St. Paul  and Manitoba Railway, and was  head of the Canadian Pacific Railway tilt 1888. He was created  Baron Mount Stephen in 189*. by,  reason of his connection, with the^  successful building r-i the great  Canadian Pacific Railway. Donald Alexander, Smith was born in  Scotland, 1820, was for many years  in the Hudson's Bay Company's  service, finally becoming governor  of the company. He; was director  of the Canadian Pacific, and it was  through his active connection with  that Railway that he wa:- created"  Baron Strathcona in 1897,"  Tlie war is causing great" excitement and comment,. So "are the  little prices at Stevenson'& Co.  THE   HOSPITAL.  There are at present in.the hospital here six patients. All progressing favorably. Mr. Guthrie^  who was burnt; McDonald, a t-aiior  off the 'Pilot,' foot iujured; Wm  Hughes, rheumatism;" Guiseppe  Demora, mine injury; Jas. McQueen, injured at No. 6 Shaft; a  Jap suffering from Beri-beri.  Miss Moss is now head nurse in  place of Miss Johnston, who has returned to Vancouver.  Miss Nichol and Miss F. McDonald probationers.  PERSONAL.  Mr. Horbury is improving.        ��������� ���������  Mr. Woodland has returned looking as well as usual.  Mr. S. J. Piercy took his little  girl to the Hospital in Victoria Friday for treatment. ,  T. Irwin is also .down having his  injured, arm attended: to. Has to  uiidergo an operation.  Magistrate Abrams, Rev. W.  Hicks and Mr. Gus.Hauck returned from Victoria Wednesday. Mrs.  Hauck and Winnie are visiting  friends there for a while.  A. McCallum was up with Mrs.  McCallum to attend St. Valentine's  dance. Archie looks thin after his  long illness but otherwise brown  and hearty.  Mrs. Munroe, mother of the late  Mrs. McLeod, with her three daughters came up Wednesday to attend  the funeral of Mrs. Mcleod which  had been put-off-on   their account.  Mr. C. Bridges of Comox returned from Victoria Wednesday. He  has been in St. Joseph Hospital tor  a month where he went" to undergo  an operation. Charlie will soon be  alright again. j  KIMBERLY  RELIEVED!  Gen.   French  With   Relief   Has  Entered Kimberly���������Br.tish  in Boer Frontier.  Cape Town, "Feb 116.���������Gen. Frto.cn with  artillery and cavalry his entered and reliev-*  ed  Kimberly. ' ?  London, Feb 16.���������The British for the  iirst time since the war began are inside the  liber froiiteir; Lord Roberts with 4,000  irrn has ga;red the MsiJTsfontpin, corr-  p.etely cutting' off>-'ths Fite fcjtase tn-oj s  tr.-m connection with, heudquui ten*. He is  also ou-iraliiJ-*; in Free Staca leu-icory.  Loudon. 16'���������Wai Olfiue makes public  th.J following despatcn liom Robert-.: Ja-  cobsdite, 15.���������The .. following from Gen.  French wa- received thw morning: L have  completely diauostd enemy from southern  sine of Kimberly and now going to' occupy  the ground. "Have captured the<enemy's  laager and stores d<;pot-, 'r supplies and ammunition.- Our cabualities are 20., Kimberly cheerful'and well. ��������� >  Rbit River, Ftj.b: 1G   -Col. Hanney while  i s  on   his     way "to   Rainbow      encountered  Boers   -with   two'   guns   holding' a   kopje.1  Fighting lasted all day,  Bjert. disappsunug  c-uriog the night.    Our loss, 14 menmisring  Outside^oV Jaaobsda'l, Feb.  16���������Jacobs-/  dil is now in possession of  British: -' After,  a series of - skirmishes one   battery   shelled  them out. ""'  Reit River, .Orange Free State, Feb. , 16.  Before relieving Kni-burley, Gen. Fiench  shelled the Boeis vigorously aad" Voicing a  passage on. Modder Rivrr. Ttie em my. retreat d leaving 50 la^gci.-. iu bauds otr British besides great q aiaity ot camel and  2,000 sheep. ,Tr.c i it.idity of French's  march and'the ov..- whuluiiug uature of his  foice completely dazed the Boers.  Arundel, Fob. 14.���������Gcii. Clements with  drew from Reusburg daring the night arriving heie to-day. Botrs promptly .followed leoecupyiug their o.d position. Thx=  withdrawal is tor sf,iacetic puiyeses on the  part of Clements. ,  London, F.b 16.���������A despatch from Cap>  Town dated Feb. 14   s>ays   souits   greuadiero  eut tbron-fh a body ot a0 B tors tour tune->  aud that O.iiy 17 of theui e caped. As th������s  grenadiers arc pare of' the Modder Rivei  column this bayou������t cr*r^e maybe ctm-  nected with Robert's"  movement.  Cape Town, Feb. 15 ���������There *ia consider  able   alarm at,   Nev. purt   owing      to     the  report that a Boer   ioice   have   occupied   a  hili S miles off that town.  Capt Town, Feb. 16.���������The B^ers are  leaving Magerstouiein to reinforce other  positions. Roberts wide turning movement via Jaci.oou.it may have cut off thean  troops from Blomfontein, but while the  British forces are endeavoring to iutercept  the Boer commuiaoations there is a p: rrallel  Boer column trying to cut off the British  hn<ts to De Ai r and is appareuely meeting  with some success.  London, Feb. 14.���������The total British casualties up til last nmht were: officeiS killtd  152, wounded 3S0, missing 112; Men killed  1,477, wounded 5 050 aud 2,781 missing.  Rensburg, Feb. 15.���������Bofore dawn yesterday the enemy opened an attack upon  Slingersfontein, assaulting with, musketery.  The artillery attack began at sunrise.. The  Boers approached in great number, estimated at 700. The British under cover  sustained the attack throughout the day,  meanwhile two big guns on the west opened  upon the Bri.ish at daylight and tired for  half an hour, when 'a-'British' howitiz.-r  ailenced them with lyddite, the British fir-  ing with precaution, and another Boer gun  to the north opened on the Royal Irish  R fits but rather ineffectively, as the Frit-  ish had good cover. The shelling continued all day and last mghs the Boers  brought up a forty pounder in order to  bombard che camp from a hill to-the north.  With the Boe-s surrounding the British in  overwhelming numbers it became evident  that it would be impossible to retain Sling-  erfontein which the Ba.i3h evacuated under  cover of darkness.  The British caaualitie3 are lighter than  might have been expected uuder the circumstances.     ���������"���������.,.  Reit River, Feb. 14.���������Col. Hanney in  commaud of a brigade of Mounted lufsntry  marching-   from Orange   River had   an ������n-  -DS -X. j- JcsLf \_A."  *������>-  ft IlI   -  This cold snap, along with the, snow, will  out you in need oh some warm clothing. :As  it came late you will gain by us being over-  stocked in a good many lines of winter goods.  The prices we quote below are in some cases  below cost. '.'.���������''  100 Men's Suits  ' All the best makes, but we want the  room. So to clean out quickly we wi'  sell them all at half price.- All marked in  plain figures.     Suita frnm  $3.00 to $U.'50  now.    Shirts and drawers froin<-35'cts'up to  now.  50 Boys' Suits  Iu Tweed Serge and mixed. All the best  makes. These also go at half price. Suits  from $1.00  up to $3 50 now.     ^  ���������irlMMBBHtMBBB^il'i"^  100 Pair Men's Pants  In all the new clorings and patterns.  Regular^ $2.00 to . $600 a' pair. We sell  them now from 90 cts, a pair up to $3 25  a pah.          -  45 Pair of Boy's" .  Lined and un lined Tweed and Serge  Pants. Regular 65 cts. > 75 cts., a pair;  sale price. 40 cts. and 50 ct . a oair.  $1.50.  Men's,Gloves and Mitts  '.        -i  We' have reduced all our lined gloves and  mitts to cost. < We, have the leather kind at  35ctsapair up to $1.00. ���������" -"  Top Shirts   ,  "Wehave a Targe line ,of Top Svrt"-;-.  Flumel, Tjveed/anfJ Knit. Wo havo reduced these t<> 65.ov, 75cts and $1 00 up.  Blankets -  Three pair , U -.ion Blankets,- ��������� sale price  $1.85, three pair White wool blankets, sale  pi ice $2.95 a pair, three pair Blue Klon-  dyke blaukets,' regular $7.50, sale price  $5 00 a pair. 10 pair'Flannelette Blankets,.  sale'price $1 25 a ptir. >.  Mining Shoes  25 pdir   Mining Shoes,   well nailel,   bel>  lows tmigue, regular price   $2..r>0, Bile pries,  ������1.50 a pair." * -   ��������� !  Rubbers  1 "S  ��������� Wo carry all siz^s and kinds ,of rubbers-  and can till all r'ul>l>er wint ' at reduLed'  prices... Men's rubbers from 60c> a pair t;p  Undershirts . ������������������  C  Alloiir underwear lias been reduced to  cost to clean up as we do not want to carry  any over. * You can save  money by buying  Pay Day Sale  , .  Wi. ilill have our Pay Day Sale ,on io  all lines" of\lresH ifooiis, staples, ladies  boots and shoes . You can save money by  looking this stock over all lines reduced.  i  STEVEN  CO.  Spot Cash Store.  CO M E   to   the  CashGroceryStore  at Comox for  your  X-  mas    Hoi    ay    Gccds :  Groceries, Biscuits,  Cakes, Fruits, canned  and fresh, Canned  Meats. Canned Peels  Oranges and Lemons,  fresh. Anything you desire in Xmais Novelties,  Cards, Toys, etc. Also a  new line of Boots, Shoes  and Dry Goods. Flour and  Feed always on hand. Inspection invited and a fair share of  your patronage solicited. Wish  ing you a Merry Xmas and a  Happ\ and prosperous New  Year.        I remain.  Yours sincerely,  F. J. Leighton,  corviox.  gagemenfc on Sunday with Boers holding the  hills. Hanney held the enemy while he  pushed his baggage and main body through ^  to Ramap, The objsct was suocessfuly carried out. British loss 4 killed, 22 wounded  and 13 missing. Dundonald with 700  mounted men reconnitered the high ground  which the enemy sometimes visited. The  enemy fled after slight resistance but returned reinforced and kept up a heavy ria-3  fire, wounding Lieut. Churchill. Five men  are misting.  Photographs for the  PEOPLE!  DTLEY,  The   Peoples   Photo-  rauher,     will   be     in  * .������������������.���������...���������"'.'  Cumberland from 2 ist  Feb. till 8th Match.  .^^"This is your chance of the  year to get some really , fine  PHOTOS.  Dorft forget tl}e  Buy a coi"ip~*n from ray agent an<d  ge^ the big picture FREE...  W. B. FINLEY,  Photographer.  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards-arid a few-  Nice Memorial. Cards. Also some.  extra heavy Blue. Envelopes."1 Call  ,and sqe. .  The News Job Department.  ���������: '-  t  1  ���������    I  ��������� n  \v  "J  A  if  ������������������ i,  ��������� f i  ���������it  m  if  I  1  'I  'SI  M  Rim

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