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 % 1"  *  Jai Jl  ������1-.-������y.f. ,,  (.������..    ��������� ���������    M��������������� .. ��������� ������,,    -IM.  ^.M- ������n...HMM,.WMMnif.1���������^  ,   .���������>%-;     -,      ....  -\*4 / Ir  *L     i     1       S   pf     "J   %  J*.   *   A. JL~JF 'M*���������*S j������  "*^V  iL. jL  *1  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.    WEDNESDAY,   FEB.'20, 1901'.  AFTER STOCKTAKING  -I  ?*V  SHOES  ������  WrVH  64     LIVES     LOST  'Gentlemen   who  wear Nos. - 9 "and 10 -can   still  find a small assortment to choose from, - -  ���������W-.    ' .   '  .   ���������    ��������� -' , ;���������<���������.-"  '' -      ,   "'���������      " -,  -We offer all" Ladies' and Children's jackets now  in Stock at' COST PRICE 'or   less.    -These are  .'���������<>���������- '"���������.''.'  all he wf goods and real bargain's. - ,   ���������  At 10:40 a.m on -Friday, 15th,  the noise of a terrific explosion  shook the whole-town with concussion sufficient to make the .windows  port was that a descent,  had been  made perhaps. 400  feet of the   600,  when it was found that   the   shaft''  was blocked   bv -debris.    Another  gang pf brave',fellows   went  down-  with appliances for   clearing  "out.  and then word  came   from   No. 5.'  tliat the rescue  -party , from   there  had been met and driven   back by  the damp.    Experienced men then  began to ' fear   the   worst.     Again  and again the cage at No.-   6'des-  cended, the  men   working  desperately to c'.e.ir lhe   way  'and  roach  the bottom.    Foot- after   foot' was  A PURE GRAPE CREAM Of TARTAN POWDER  rattle in their,  frames,    J.ust 'after     gained and now it became  evident  ���������        "      ������'     ' -      -TB   -g     \i      _ ^_ 'TV!        !l       _     '.���������.';���������������  .*!���������  81 YATES STREET,  L'VWkjil.*^ Bfv3lJL������  VICTORIA. B. C.  .    --���������HARDWA'RB, "MILL- AND   MINING   MACHINERY, *'@  |-    -",  AN-D FARMING-'" AND   DAIRYING   IMPLE-M E-N TS    k  -|-   *    . OF .'LL-KINPS.        *    ���������      .'���������'������;, ;"   ���������       ������������������   >&  vs -*" * , >- nJ  fAffftnts for McCormick .HftWestinp"- Machinery. -- *. -"*"      ''- w  a-.-, -Write for-prices arid-particulars".    P. O. Drawer 563r " "    bs  2'    - ���������     "   -  <���������'  >     . ^n.   ���������-   ���������.    ���������������-������.    wjjji  ���������x=SSggS^S^^^g?3gS!g "Se^  If V'GU ARE DESIROUS"  ��������� Of increasing1   yo'.r  business there   is  ~ '  '   nothing draws Customers   like  a Fine  Store���������the best advertisement.  Let us   figure   on   New    Fixtures.  Send us a  plan   and we   furnish   esti-.  mates free of charge.  S  $  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  VICTORIA, B.C.  -S&g&S^JsS&BZ&V^ S^!S������SSSSS^.SSeSeaig!SSS^>  if  lw  (HARD HATS.  ^}BLACK HATS  SOFT HATS.  i  ;'.-' V.- ; ,;  . BROWN;'HATS.  ANY KIND' OF HATS  -AT-  FOR  TEN DAYS AT  Stock Must   Be Cleared Out,  clouds of Smoke' and   debris  were  thrown up irum No. 6 shaft   of the  Wellington Coll.- -Co.   which , was  RUidc'.last^yei.u.u-^a-nd  is just   by-the  town'.'   Crowds rushed to the   spo>  and it was at oiipe seenjthatf.there  ��������� "'        <*       '-*'  had- been.an explosion, presumably*  of gai, and a .probable -loss of life.  Mr. Matthews, the manager, Mt.  Clinton*, head accountant/ and'  others'of authority ih the mines,'  were on the spot at once, seemingly  by magic, and at once .began 'to  malie their preparations for prosecuting their v.o'rk ot refecuo.       '  Crowdri had , gathered bv'this  time and brave' men,' 'practu-al  miiiers," stood out as volunteers, to  doi-cejid the shaft, 01" do   anything  1 J     'c- " >  else.of uee.  'Onco.ce -was   al1- lhe  bottom, having .but , a   short time"  t-inco dcb.cciidixl"' v/uli .V/.B. Wa'iker,  r the   overbicin".. The   roue   oii''t!hJ'a  side w*:>,"'> jtinjuied'."-'-T*h"e' Jotlixi'r'C'Ag?/..  had* been -forced up   the"  slides   by !  the expiohion, nearly to tbe pulleys J  en th.- pithead, < and  caught   thKre"  and held by means of her  gripa as  she slacked buck, leaving   a   slack'  rope.    The hoisting  gear, fun  and  in fact all   vital   parts   of tlie  pit  fiead, escaped seriuus injury   most  miraculously.    So soon aa this wa3  found io be the cise,   preparations  were made to descend  by means pi  the upper cage, and a   relief .party  was dispai.ch.ed  from  No. 5   shaft,  over a-mile away, to   proceed   underground, the   two mines  having  been connected,     Mr.   Clinton,  at  the first  sound  of   the   explosion,  had telephoned to No.  5  notifying  the bosses there.    The  men underneath, however, had been  apprised  of their danger, by the concussion,  which was pevere in all   places  in  levels near No. 6, and had begun to  come to the surface.    A't about   the  same there,   within   a   vt-ry  shore  time of the explosion, relief parties  were attempting to- reach   the   entombed men by both ways, via. No.  5 and down No. 6   shaft,   and   the  anxious    crowd    at   the   pithead  awaited the news from  these  men,  who, with their lives,at stake, went  calml3r down into a pit, the condition of which, at   the   bottom,   no  man knew, save,  perhaps, such   of  the unfortunates as^perhaps^migh.t  be alive. . The tensity of the .situation was highteneci by   the  knowledge that a second explosion might  occur at any time,  when   the   rescuers' positions would be too awful  to realize.    People standing  at the  pit mouth were risking their   lives  ioo for the same reason.     Soon the  cag- returned to the   top.    The re-  that life, and plenty of it, was lag-  ing somewhere in the pit.    Narrow  escapes became, frequent.    C., Web-  ber,   fire-boss,   and   R.   .McGregor,  were hauled to the top- overcome by  gas.'   Another cage full, containing-  Mr.1 Matthews and , several   others,  had just reached the^ top,   when, a  slight* explosion   occurred 'in   the  shaft.    Until   finally,   "when    still  100 feet from- the bottom, the   heat  .became so intense that   work   was,  .rendered impossible, and   the   cage  came to the surface and lemained.  -Other attempts had  been   made'to.  get'through  by   No,   5,   until five  trials  in all had    resulted   in the  men being driv.-n back,  each   time  without getting so   far 'iu as "the,  last   previous   one.      The 'second  to'daat attempt,'the   men'   did   not  > -       ������������������    ' ''     < *"���������**].��������� ���������, ���������  leave tho cage,* meeting   the gas  at  the bo'ttom of tho   shaft.-"and-.the  ...last time the desoeut, could-^nofc be  mude.. I ���������  MS:30 p.m.,   Mr. K.   D. Little,  "genera"! manager, anived    by special   boat   f.om   Nanaimo,   aocom-  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking Powder 3 containing  alum.   They aro injurious to liealtlk  At 3:30 p.m., a partv, composed of    -  Supt. Little,   Manager , Matthews,  Inspectors Morgan and  McGregor,  .Overman D. Walker, Fire-bose Jas."^ *  Strang, and   Engineer   McMiirtrie, t ,  descended'the shaft,   after   aTamp  - -  test.    Shortly afterwards a   second  descent was made by Manager Rus-    '  sel, Master   Mechanic   McKnight,  Overman Short,  Mr. Sheppard, M.'  E., and   others.    Aft'er  a   stay  of    * -  ,nearly two hours, anxiety began to   .  be oxpressed/-.by <��������� practical miners, ,.  and Mrl Dunsmuir ordered   that a  cage be lowered with men to inres- ���������   ���������  tigate.   ^D./Nellist,   fire-boss,   aud  Donald - McLean,'   of   Wellingtoni  then went clown, and coming back. .'   .  reported, to the relief, of all, that' all -..  was well.    ��������� '."*"'.-."  '    ' , t ' - '.*<���������''  r t, ���������    - .   *   , j- ,   - -   , '"������;*',  List of Ka-mea'- of Whites Entombed.  "���������      - -  pjvnicd by Mr. T.   Morgan   and J.  , McGregor, Inspectors of Mines, Mr.  T. Russell, manager  of   the N.  V.  ���������C. Co. at Nanaimo, Mr.   E.   Priest,  and Mr.  Sheppard,  surveyors and  other  experts  and    mining   men.  They at once consulted-with   local  officials as to future mode   of procedure, aud as a result both   mines  were-sealed up  and  water  turned  into Ne. 5 to-clamp the fire.    It was  at first suggested that No. 5.fan be  stopped and air drawn through No.  5, a relief party to follow, but as it  was considered that ' there  was no  possible chance of any of   the   entombed men being alive,   this  idea  was abandoned, on account   of the  1 danger of drawing  a   body of   gas  over the flames, which would result  in   further   disaster.     Fire     hoses  were set to   discharge   into   No. 6,  shaft.      Then    Mr.   Stevens,    the  waterworks manager, by   means.of  a hastily constructed flume, led the  entire contents  of    the 8 in.  main'  into the pit. This was accomplished  by n :.'On Saturday and  the 'work of  flooding   continued    until,   nearly  noon Sunday.   -.Several  slight   explosions, occurred-during   this time  without any damage being done.  At 10 a.m, Sunday, Hon. Jas.  Dunsmuir, the president of the  company, arrived on the scene, and  shortly after hii* arrival a move  was made to No. 5 wherp the seal-  in"- was removed and the fan started  ** *  ������  there then being enough water in  No. 6 to form a water seal at that  pit. At 12 noon the fan was started  .' W. 33.   V/alker,   overman,   married,* leaves wife ahd four children.  miners. *"  John Whyte,  married,   leaves a  wife and four children.  .Thus. Lord, single.  James Haliiday,   married, wife  and one child.  - D. -Muuro,    married,   wife   and  four children.  Win. Snedden, married.''wife and  five children.  Pietro Bardissona, married, wife  and two children.  Carlo   Bono,   married, wife and  two children.  P.. Flack, married, wife  and  six  children.  Luigi Simondi, married, wife and.  no children.  Andrew Smith, married.  D. M. Davis, single!  Antonio MafIiodo,said to be married.  D. McGinnis, "widower.  Vincenzo Crosetti, married,  wife  and one child. '  DRIVERS.  '.Joseph Allison, single.  * ,',     '���������*���������  George Walker, single.  William Walker, single. \-  Georye    Thrnbuil,     timberman.  married, wife and no children,  Robert Steele, eager, single.  *- George and William Waiker were  the o dy sons of   Overman   W. B.  Walker.  SUMMARY.  Whites,  20;   Japanese,  9;   Chinese, 35.  Tuesday  morning   at 6 o'clock,  the bodies of D. McGinnis   and his  Japanese helper were discovered by  the search party working from No.  SEE   LAST PAGE.  ��������� h  A1  \  " -x      .    ���������  C I I . *A tJil* .iA^POI^t. LJ.JO-. u  A GEY AULD WIFE.  I  I'  V  If  jli"  It  i>.,'  I* .  ii- -  Ir,  |1  I,  Wi i  V '  A little old woman with soundless shoon  And a heart as hard as flint,,  In the light of the sun and tbe glint of the meoi  Her locks arc as -white as lint.  /-     .  Sht mocketh youth, and she flouteth love,  For a gey mid wife is she, ,  And'the sands beneath and the stars above  Were new in her memory.  She t������uchcth the rose, and it falla apart;  The stone, and it crumbles away,  But never a tear to her eye shall itart,  This spirit of yesterday.  For this little old woman the sphinx beheld ���������  When the dawn ofi the world was bright,  Thii little old woman who came from eld '  Ere the Lord made day and night.  c  She crcepcth about in her. soundless shoos,    '  She singeth a dreary rhyme, ��������� ' -   -  And the'nations drowse to her eerie rune,  For the gey auld wife is Time.  ���������Margaret E. Sa'ngster in Harper's Bazar.  It was the night of'Nov. 4, 1899, as  Mr. David Allen -sat blue penciling  some proof sheets, when there came a  ponderous thud that to him seemed  just under the window. It shook the  whole house,-and .when, he looked'out  of the window he saw that something  had made a deep hole in the garden.  The next day ho dug up, a small me-'  teor. ��������� It .was a most1 formidable looking piece of mejtal. It contained at the  ' ' "surface a small crystal.  She stone in size and shape resembled the egg of a rock pigeon, but in  color it was watery, with just a tinge  of yellow. Mr. Allen wrapped it up in  tissue paper, placed it in a box and called on the scientist.to ask his opinion.  Dr. Reford said it was a leppardite���������  a mineral, he said, found always in' a  *i crystallized condition���������and talked a bout  lateral planes, oblique, prisms, trans-,  lucent edges and wound up by giving  the component parts of this wonderful  stone and its specific gravity. ���������>  "Is the stone of any .value. Dr. Re-  ford V' Allen asked.'  "Well, scientifically, yes; intrinsically,   no.     But   before   returning   it   1  >vould like to make a further and more  exhaustive inquiry  into the chemical  parts of iti"  "Certainly, Dr. Reford.    Keep it as  .   long as you wish." t Then Allen went  home.  "'        He thought no  more about it until  i      his friend Jones asked: ...  "What have you done with the pebble, Allen?"'  "Oh, I took it to a local doctor who  dabbles a4 bit in science."  "Did he tell you what it was? I'll  tell you why I ask. Do you remember  Clayton of Yale? Well, no matter.  He's a wonderfully smart chap. 1 saw  him absolutely make a diamond a������ few  weeks back. He explained that the  piuhead he produced was of the first  water and that when electricity was  better known diamonds would be as  cheap as they are now dear. He placed  a few metals and other ingredients into a crucible and then boiled '.he lot up  by the aid of a powerful electric eur-  -rent, with the result I've told you.  "Now, Clayton says if he could only get  .. an odd hundred or thousaud degrees,  I forget which, more heat he could  make a diamond as big as a hen's egg.  Despite all efforts of Allen to dispel  the thoughts conjured up by Jones' remarks the matter would recur. He  tried to laugh it away, but to no avail,  ��������� so he walked ever to Dr. Reford's to  ask for the pebble's return.  The doctor was in and disengaged.  "Well, Mr. Allen, I have dissolved  that stone. It was nothing moro than  glass." Dr. Rot'ord showed Allen a  wide necked vial with some whitish  liquid in it and beneath- which was a  Bmall ridge of green sediment.  "There." said he, "is all that is left  of your treasure, Mr. Allen."  Allen was disappointed in not having  the pebble to keep as a memento. He.  however, said it couldn't be helped.  "I'll tell you what I will do. Mr: Allen. I'll solidify that sediment so {hat  you may have something to remind you  of your midnight visitor."  Allen jumped at the offer *and left,  contented.  About a week after this Dr. Reford,  accompanied by a youngish looking  man, called upon Allen. The doctor  introduced the youngish looking man  as Dr. Smith. He said Dr. Smith was  going to take charge of his practice  while he voyaged to Europe.  The next day.a gentlemanly individual called to see Mr. Allen on urgent  business.  "My  name is John   Westlock," said  he,  "and I'm a detective sent to you  under   instructions    from   Mr.   Albert  Jones, a friend of yours."  "Good heavens, man. what's up?"  "According to Mr. Jones, sir, a few  weeks back you had a meteor fall in  your garden."  "I had.    What then?"  "You sent a pebble it contained to a  local doctor named  Reford for examination?"  "Certainly."  "Well, sir, the day before yesterday  this  doctor  called  upon   Mr.  Clayton,  the eminent scientist, and explained  that the meteor fell in his garden and  that he found the-pebble. Mr. Clayton  examined it and^found it to be a most  valuable diamond. A few minutes after the doctor left Mr. Clayton's house  your friend. Mr. Jones, called and was  told the story about the meteor. He  was satisfied that somehow this doctor-  had got the pebble from you'and had  deceived you." Of course, it's your af:'  fair, but if - my advice is. worth anything I'd go and get-what he says is  all that remains of, your pebble."  To this Mr. Allen agreed. '   .  Together they journeyed to Dr. Re-  ford's ana*   were somewhat surprised  when not the doctor,   but  ih.-   housekeeper, came to the door.  "Oh, Mr. Allen, is it you, sir? I'm so  glad tb see you! Tb.ngs is in an awful mess. Afore any of us were, up-this  morning thai Mr. Smith���������or Dr. Smith  (contemptuously) ��������� loaves the - house.  Soon after the master was up there  was an awful row. He swore he'd  been robbed, and when he heard as  this Smith man had gone I thought he  was going mad, sir; indeed.I did. He  raved round the place like a regular  luny and then ran to the railroad station." . ' ^  Mr." Allen had no difficulty in obtaining the vial, but Westlock learned nothing at the station. There had not been  a single passeiigA' either to arrive or  depavt.' These two doctors seemed to  have vanished completely:  one before yesterday. I saw our gent  there, but be didn't spot me in the togs  of a farm laborer. The rest was easy,  although I should like to'find out who  Smith really was."���������Boston Traveler.  The green sediment was analyzed,  proved to be nothing but,copperas.in  solution, and with'that solitary piece  of information the police'and all concerned in the matter had to be content.  Allen had almost forgotten about his  pebble, when Westlock. -the" detective,  called again.  "Well, Mr. Westlock, any1 news?"  asked Allen, somewhat surprised. ��������� '  ���������'I've* got your diamond, Mr. Allen.  As no outside news was obtainable, I  came to tho conclusion that there had'  been some foul play, and for the last  fortnight I've ��������� been searching the  neighborhood,- and 'met with success  this morning. Both doctors', bodies  wefe lying in Meridon quarries hidden  among a lot of undergrowth. To me it  is clear. , Dr. Reford must have seen  Smith hiding or seeking shelter, and  the.two must have,had a struggle on  the cliff and in their frenzy have fallen  over." *  Allen took the-pebble and examined  it and declared it. was the one he had  extracted from.*the meteor. , He said he  wanted to- sell it at once. ��������� It was decided that he "should run, up to town  and if possible dispose of it. Allen had  provided himself with plenty, of work  to occupy him during the journey and  was quite absorbed in it when a handsomely dressed woman entered the  compartment wherein he sat. This  rather, disconcerted him, for he smoked  heavily. Tiie train was again in motion, when the dogr was suddenly  opened and an elderly gentleman stumbled in.  Ten minutes later, without any warning, the elderly gentleman stood up,  covered Allen with a revolver and demanded the diamond.  "Don't move, my good sir, or you'll  And yourself perforated with a chunk  of lead, and you. madam, had better  keep quiet also, as the threat, I air-  sorry to saj-, must extend to you. You  see, our friend there has in his possession a diamond worth nearly half a  million of money, and we don't pick  up fortunes like that every day of the  week.  "Now, then, sir, hurry up; 1 can feel  the train 's slowing up, and I must  skip out lively, you bet. Don't get out  your precious diamond hurriedly or I  may think you mean mischief, and pull  this trigger. That's the ticket, slow  and sure. Thank you; just place it on  the seat here. I'm much obliged. Ah.  the train is slowing up nicely. Give  my'regards to Inspector Westlock, will  you, and tell him only for his untiring  efforts our little gang would*-'never,  have got this plum. Smith got the  doctor fooled, but made a mess of it.  Good evening, madam."  All smiles and contentment, the elderly gentleman got* ready to "skip."  The train was running into the station,  hud still covering Allen, he tried to  open the door, but it was stiff aud necessitated his stooping awkwardly,  and. .of course, removing his "bead"  from Allen. The handle went click,  nnd when the elderly gentleman looked  round, his face was a picture.  "Move and you're dead." said in a  voice that unmistakably meant it.  ��������� To Allen's utter astonishment' it was  the lady passenger, who was standing  and leveling two businesslike revolvers at the elderly gentleman.  "Drop that revolver on the floor before I count five or I fire. One. two,  three, four"'���������  The revolver was dropped on the  carriage floor.  The lady passenger thereupon walked up to the man, one revolver dead set  all the time, and calmly v slipped od  handcuffs just as tbe train came to a  standstill.  The man was walked off into custody, the lady and Allen following.  "You don't recognize me, Mr. Allen?"  tlie lady asked.  "No���������I'm sure I don't."  "My name is Westlock���������John West-  lock."  "Well!" was all Mr. Allen could say.  "Yes, sir, I got my cue the day but  A Hnmoron* Coincidence.  Edgar Pemberton tells the following  amusing anecdote of a rather startling,  not to say brusque, coincidence that  once,befell Mr. W. S. Gilbert and Mr.  John Hare, tho well -known manager.  "Rehearsals." writes Mr. Pemberton,  "are enough,to irritate a saint.' When  Mr. Gilbert's 'Broken Hearts.' in which  Mrs. Kendal played Lady .Vavir. was  in course of preparation at the Court  theater, be*and Mr. Hare so differed as  to the way in which a certain scene  should be presented that to prevent an  outbreak each at the same moment and  without a word to one another resolved  to leave the stage. As every one  knows. .Sloane Square station is close  to the Court theater,- and in a few moments the indignant author and the  annoyed manager, bent on getting  away from each other, found themselves face to face in an otherwise  empty railway compartment. "The humor, of tlie situation-of course saved  It."���������cMainly About People.  pv��������� _   _ --���������  Live  ON A DOLLAR A WEEK.  Expenses of a. Frugal Couple at Vni-  ,. pai'itieio.'  Fifty-two dollars a year for two persons "is, the sum which ex-Judge Tnl-  cott of Valparaiso, lnd., sets apart for  living "expenses. What is -more remarkable, he succeeds in keeping within this limit, and both he and'Mrs. T al-  cott profess to be more than satisfied  with the amount of- food'.they allow  themselves..      ' y . "  Moreover, their figures are six times  as impressive as Ihose-of the Chicago  university economists, who have recently provoked/wide discussion by declaring that a man and his wife can  subsist at a cost,of .f.300 a year. , - ���������  The $1 a week expense limit is more  startling in view of the age of the experimentalists. Judge Talcbtt is Sii  years old, but is strong, well and active. Mrs. Talcott,1 who..is some ten  years younger, has an almost girlish  freshness of complexion and does all  the work" about their home.- As the  Judge has an abundance of means the  $1 a week dietary regimen is adhered  to purely from choice. ���������  Households   that-,-have   difficulty   in  making both ends meet on  ten times  '.the sum 'that-.affords this aged couple  so  great  contentment  are   invited' to  study this simplest-of regimens: "    *���������  Breakfast���������Oatmeal mush., milk and  sugar. -  , ,  Dinner.���������Bread and milk and sugar.  ���������.  Supper���������Commeal'musb and sugar.  "Once  a  month  this  is  varied   by  a  meal   including   a   small   amount   of  meat.  , As to quantity, one coffee cup full of  the cereal at each meal quite suffices  the judge, while his wife eats even  less.  Judge Talcott was willing to tell how  it feels to live on 50 cents a week.  "Plain living is the secret of contentment and of economy as well," he said.  "1 used to be a pretty greedy eater  when I was young. My first wife and  1 gradually left unnecessary things out  of our table regimen and during the GO  years in which, we lived together reduced it to tlie simplest terms.  "During tho last two or three years  of her life i kept a close track to see  what our expenses amounted to, and  they were loss than $"32 for 52 weeks  for both of us. 'We bad no rent to pay:'  however, and no milk to buy. But 1  raised a large quantity of garden stuff*.  We used practically none of that, but  gave it to my sons and to the neighbors.  "My first wife died a little more than  a year ago, and I -married again last  September. My present wife shares  my notions of economy and plain living, and our expenses are not greater  than before.  "I eat lots of sugar and find it an ex  cellout food. When I was a boy. sugar  *��������� was wort h 25 cents a pound or more,  and I never got enough, and 1 am making up now. Sotnetiincs one or both of  us feel meat hungry, and we get a  slice of ham or some sausage or beef  and eat that.  "Look at me and toll, me if I am not  in fine health for a man away past SO.  I stand straight, walk often five or  more miles a day and within the last  ten years have made three trips to California, living thero two years. I work  about the yard, cut all the wood for the  winter, keep the hard wood trees trirn-  thmgs to pay for we would n^*. need to  spend $300 a year."-  mod and do other things of that sort  without difficulty. I can still swing my  ax to fell or lop a tree."  Mrs. Talcott is equally contented  with her triumph over the pleasures of  the palate and supplemented her husband's statement.  "I have been living on plain diet for  half a century," she said. "Fifty years  ago I was ill, and the doctors said I  could not recover. 1 took to dieting,  lived on graham bread and milk and  other simple things and began to gain.  "There are two things for people to  do to be happy and be healthy. They  must live plainly, and they must sleep  at night instead of half the daytime.  In our opinion an expenditure of $300  a year for two people would be great  extravagance. We have no rent to  pay, and we have milk sent us by Mr.  Talcott's son, but even if we had these  .   Artificial Dnj-IlKht.  None of the ordinary methods of arti  ficial illumination produces'a light giv  ing the same color values as daylight,  so that colors vary much in appearance  under different illuminations. ��������� Certain  greens by daylight .become red browns  by gaslight, e'ertain vjolets change to  purple; a gray to heliotrope, a shade of  tan to a brick red. The color of a body  depends in the first place on the nature  of the light falling on it. In a monochromatic red'light a red appears much  the same as In. daylight, but a yellow  changes to red, a green is almost black,  while blues and violets become red.  The need of an artificial light which  will show colors in their true relationships has long been felt by workers in  color. At present the electric arc light  is largely used, for color work, but it is  farxfrom satisfactory. In a recent paper read before section'A of the British association Dnfton & Gardner announced the attainment of an approximation to artificial daylight so far'as  color values are concerned. They use  simply an arc light inclosed in a pale  blue glass globe which has been colored by means of copper salts. The results obtain*"*1 are s";'-1 r0 he very satis-  factory.- '     ���������  "DlslntellectnnlisKntioii."  Dr. Murray has recently called attention to two [words of 22 letters each  and. respectively of 11 and 7 syllables,  the first used jocosely and tlie "other  used in' all seriousness.' ' The word  named above, of the same class as the  latter of these, not'only matches it'in  number of letters, but contains nine  syllables. It occurs iu Jeremy' Bent-  ham's "Abridged Petition For Justice"  (1829), pace 18.���������Notes and Queries.  Victim ef an Awful Calamity.  "It came out, as I journeyed on horseback through Dakota, that almost every settler's land was under mortgage," "  said a westerner, "and one day, when  I came upon a pioneer seated on the-  grass by the roadside, with a troubled  look on his face, I asked him if it was  the mortgage he was worrying about '���������  ���������",'Wuss than, that, stranger,' he replied as he. looked up wearily.  " 'Sickness or-death in the family?*  " 'Wuss than that.'  " 'Then it must.be a calamity indeed.  You didn't lose family and home by a  prairie fire?' ,,    "<  ,    "'Nope, but you are right about its  bein  a  calamity.    I've .been  tryin  to  think of that word for two hou*3 past  Yes, sir, you can put it down as an aw-  ,ful calamity.1'   ' ���������-'',-<  " 'But won't you explain?' I persisted. -  " *I will, sir.    Thar was a mortgage-  on the claim, and���������I was' feelin as big-'  as   any   of. my ^neighbors   and   takin  things easy when  liiy  wife  was left  $000.    Stranger, dare I tell you what,  she did(with that money?'  ' " 'She didn't lose it?'  "'No,,sir.  ,She jest paid that mortgage, bought two horses and a plow,'  and this mornin I 'was bounced out of  my own cabin bekase 1 wouldn't peel  off ray coat and go to work!    Yes, sir,,  you-are-right.    It's a calamity���������a ca- -  lamity that's landed me on the outside  ���������and  between "my  dinmed  pride  and  her blamed spunk somebody'll be eatin  grass afore Saturday night!'" '   /  PEN,  PENCIL AND   BRUSH.  James Whitcomb Riley, the poet, is  considering a proposition for "delivering  several lectures ia England this, winter.'  ���������Walter Craue, the artist, has just given  two  lectuiics on  art  in   Budapest, in  connection with an exhibition of his wor-Jj  ��������� in the art museum of tbat city. < <  When Richard Le Gallienne arrived in  New York from Europe recently., he was  so changed in appearance that few familiar with his face knew him'. While in  Europe he cut the long, flowing black  hair which has always distinguished him  in the past and most deeply impressed his  ' face upon the memory.  F. Hopkinson Smith has just returned  frotniabroad. He says:- "1 went over in  June for my annual jaunt: This time I  painted on the Thames, iu Holland and"*  in-Venice. The Thames is a new subject  for,, me. The greater'* part of the work  which I did on the Thames was done at  Cokeham, an hour out of London. This  is one of the prettiest parts of the river.'*  The father of M. Edmond. Rostand, the  author of "L'Aiglon," is also a poet who  combines versifying with' clever artielos  on social economy in French reviews. He  is also a member of the Institute. Wlion  the son was raised to the oiftcership of  the Lesion of Honor, he implored th"  government to grant the same distinction  to "De Pere Cyrano." as M. Euceno Ro  stand is pla.vfi.My called by his friends.  THE  DOMINIE.  Rev. J. C. Brooks, brother "of the late  P'.shop B;ooks. is^jit work upon a collection of the bishop's letters.  Tho Episcopalians of the ��������� Milwaukee  .(Wis.") diocese favor strongly the upnoinc-  ment of a coadjutor bishop as assistant  to Bishop Isaac I.. Nicholson.  The archbishop of Sens will be authorized to lend the pallium'of Thomas a  Becket in the chapter house treasury for  the opening of the new -Roman cathedral  at Westminster. The ring and crozier  of Becket are already in Cardinal Yaugh-  'an's possession.  Rev. William E. Mallalien. Meth'od'st  Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts, recently delivered un address, in the course  of which lie said that he hoped his hearers would not read such books as "David  Harum," which "reeked 'of rum. profanity and tobacco."     ������������������   ,  The new Methodist college to be built  in: Rome is to have its jnain .-building  named Craudon hall- in honor of Mrs. I*\..  P.'Crandon of Evanst'on. Ills., who' tis  corresponding, secretary of the northwestern branch of the Methodist Women's  Foreign Missionary society did much toward raising the money for the college.  HOUSEHOLD   HINTS.  v  Use borax or ammonia instead of soap  in washing'blankets.- This will keep'th^m  soft and help to preserve the  brightness  of the colored stripes.  The wise woman does not attempt to  save washing by using clothing, towels,  napkins, etc.. till they are very dirty.  The extra rubbing they require balances  the work saved and proves poor economy  because of the additional wear on them.  Blood stains are about as. difficult as  in.v to get out. Here starch comes into  use. Make a thin paste and spread on the  stain. Leave it to dry. Then brush off.  Generally the stain will go with the  starch. The worst stains, however, will  require several applications of the starch.  Revenge.  Scribbler���������Another rejection! Gee  whiz! I wish I knew how to get even  with that editor.  Pepprey���������Send more of your stuff for  him to read.  ���������������������������������������������-^���������^-~*���������~���������~��������� ���������  The Average Man'a View.  "How do you feel about this move-  n'ent to abolish bells?"  "I'm down on the rising bell, but the  dinner bell is all right"���������Chicago Rec-  firdL. . _ ..     ........  Burns and Turn SamNon.   ; *  Tarn Samson was'a gray haired'.veteran sportsman, who on- one occasion,  when out moorfowl shooting and feeling the weight of years begin'to press  upon him, expressed the belief'that the  expedition was to be his last and desired, in somewhat tragic, style, that  he might die and ^ be buried in the  moc������Is:;~~-~r-.. -  .  Burns, hearing of'this,' immediately-  composed' his famous elegy, in which  he related at length the exploits and  skill, of his hero, ending each verse  with ,the plaintive line. "Tarn Samson's  dead."  1 Some one''having told Samson ^ that,  Burns had written a poem���������"a gey  queer ane','���������about him. he sent for the  'poet and in something like wrathasked  him to read what he-had written. On  hearing the recital !of -his, exploits he  smiled grimly and seemed by no means  displeased. "But.", he exclaimed,- "I'm  noi.dead yet,1 Robin. Wherefore should,  ye say that Fm-dead?" Burns retired  for,.a few minutes; then he returned  and recited to Tain the following verse,  which' he';h"{������l composed in the-interval:  .   PER   CONTItA.  Go, Fame, an .canter like a filly  Through a* the streets an neuks,o( Killie;  Tell ev'ry social, honest billie  To cease his gvievin,  For yet,,unsl.aitli'(l by, D.eath's gleff gullie,  Tain Samson's livin!  Samson .laughed   gleefully   and   exclaimed, "That's no' bad. Robiu; that'll,  do," ar-.d the poet was received once  more into his good graces.���������Chambers'  Journal.     - '  Hunting   Baboonti  In  SontH Africa.  The baboons which frequent "this  rooky country are so destructive to_.the  6tock farms that organized raids have  to be made upon them. " It is useless  trying to get a shot at the baboon during the'day; be is a wily creature and  knows the deadly effects of a rifle just  as well as the hunter.  Early in the moruing the party leave  the farm and quietly surround the;  kranz. or rock, whore the unsuspecting  baboons are sleeping. At the first  break of dawn tho head baboon is on.  the move, to see that everything ia  right. He no sooner makes an appear-,  ance than he is greeted with a shower  of lead. In an instant the whole troop  is in an uproar. They rush hither and .  thither, howling with rage aud pain,  looking for a place of escape. But few  of them succeed. Directly th'e hunters  have retired, the blacks, who. have  been following up the party, make a  rush for the tails ofV the baboons.  Sometimes they are in so great a hurry  to secure these that they fail to observe that. tlit������-baboon is not dead and  an ugly bite or tear is the result. The  tails are taken to the magistrate's office, where a reward of 2s. 6d. each is  paid for them by government.���������London  Chronicle.  She Didn't  Step.  Conjurer (pointing to a large cabinet)���������Now, ladies and gentlemen, allow  me to exhibit my concluding trick. I  would ask any lady in the company to  stop on the stage and stand in this  cupboard. I will then close the door.  When I open it again, the lady will  have vanished without leaving a trace  behind.       -  Gentleman In Front Seat (aside to  his wife)���������I say, old woman, do me a  favor and step up.���������London Fun.  True to Himself.  Hungry Higgins���������But s'pose yon  just had to work, what would you  druther do?  W-eary Watkins���������Die.���������Indianapolis  Press.           A SIirew.1  Observer.  "Dat kid goes ter Sunday school an  likes it," remarked the first boy sneer-  ingly.  "How d'yer know?" asked the other.  "'Cos he calls it Sabbath school."���������  Philadelphia Press.  ���������������   T-'y. 'I  ��������� 1]  . ft I  .'I  i'l  ���������*j*1  'III  I  'fJJ  VI  M  u  iii  'I  ���������^M  Ji*l.  i������  i  a  >. 15  iii  i  hi  IL  V 7F  *.������  W  R  fi"  '���������*���������  i  I  n  w  v  iw  ")���������  ,'. i  n  ( 5  in  . >. *r *  ���������,-.-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  HUXLEY WAS A SMOKER.  So  His   Speech    to   tlie' Antitobacco  "Lea'grue "Was Dis'iippolnting.  The late Professor Huxley during one  of his lecturing tours received an invitation ,to preside at a meeting to be held  the following .night by the Antitobacco  league. Tliuugh' somewhat surprised,' the  professor accepted the invitation and the  following evening' was duty' installed ia  the chair. There was a large gathering,  and the learned gentleman received a.  hearty reception. ���������  "Ladies and gentlemen," said the professor on rising, "I shall open this meeting by relating a little'incident which occurred some-years ago. ,1 was on a visit  to a very dear friend of mine who was-  , at that" time deeply interested in a discovery then recently made in. connection  with science, and being much interested  in the same subject myself we frequently  exchanged views, which naturally led tb  much animated discussion. However,  notwithstanding the similarity of our  tastes in various studies, there was one  point on which we differed���������my friend  was an'inveterate smoker, while 1, on the  , contrary, detested tobacco in, any form.  [Great applause.]  ' "After dinner we usually retired to his  study'in order, to discuss this.important-  discovery. Finding myself on one of these  .occasions , nearly 'suffocated witli the  smoke from my������friend's cigar I mildly expostulated, whereupon, < pushing the cigars toward,me, he exclaimed,.'Take one  yourself', old man. it's ,the_best remedy/  Knowing from experience it- would be  impossible to induce him to relinquish  his, 1 reluctantly, took a cigar"and smoked it, and-since that time, ladies and gentlemen, nothing on earth would induce  me-^suppressed applause]���������would induce me," resumed the learned chairman," "to forego my after dinner weed."  .Tableau!,.  DYSPEPSIA AND HEADACHE.  ��������� I was cured of Acute   Bronchitis  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Bay of Islands. J." M. Campbell:  I was cured of   Facial  Neuralgia by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Springhill,   N.S. Wm. Daniels.  I was cured of Chronic  Rheumatism  by MINARD'S LINIMENT.   ,  Albert Co., _N. B.      "George Tingley.  An "Elderly "Lady TelU of Her Cure  Through the "Use of Dr.' Williams'  Pi������ilc Pills After a. Score of Other  Remedies Had failed.  Dyspepsia ' causes more genuine dis-,  tress than most diseases  that afflict'  mankind.    .In this country from one"  causo or another its victims  are- num.'  bered by the hundreds of thousands,  ���������fcind ..those afflicted always l'eel tired,  ���������worn out and miserable,- and are'sub-  ject'to'- fits of melancholy   or i,l temper  without apparent cause.      It   is  obvious that the human body, ih order'to-perform. its''functions,0nmst be  properly  noyrished,   and   this  camion  be done when the food is improperly  digested.   Those who suffer from  indigestion should exercise discretion as  to   diet, _   and' only     easily   digested  foods     should     be  taken.    But  more  than this is required���������the blood need*  attention in order that the stomach  may be  strengthened,/and   the secretin     of   the< gastric     juices  properly  carried on.   There  is  no  other medicine  offered the public  that will  act  so   promptly   and   effectively   as      Dr.  Williams'   Pink   Pills.   Proof'of . this  is  given  in , thc��������� case  of Mrs. .F.     X.  Doddridge, St. Sau'vcur,   Que.-  In  conversation with a reporter,  Mrs.  Doddridge said:���������"For quite a' number, of  years I have been a  terrible sufferer  from dyspepsia,   accompanied  by. the  sick   headaches   that' almost   invariably   come   with   this   trouble.   I   suffered from terrible pains in the stomach, bloating" and belching vvitji wind.  All food seemed to disagree with me.  and as a result of the trouble I was  very much run down, and at times I  was" unable  to  do  even light housework.      I am sure I tried a score of  different medicines,   but without' suc-  5cess, and-as 1-am sixty years-of age,  .1 had come to  believe . that it  was  hopeless  to  expect  a  cure.    A  friend  who   had  used    Dr*.     Williams*   Pink  Pills with good results, .urged me to  try'this .medicine,   and   my   husband  brought home a couple of boxes.  Before   they .were  finished,   I   felt  much  better, and we then got another half  dozen' boxes,     and.   these, have completely restored" my health,  and I not  only fed-better than I have done for  years,   but - actually   feel   younger.    I  very   cheerfully   recommend    Dr.    Williams' Pink Pills to similar  sufferers.  If your dealer does not keep these  pills,   they  will' be  sent   postpaid   at  "50   cents   a  box,     or    six   boxes     for  $2.50'by. addressing the Dr.  Williams  Medicine Co.,  Brockville,   Ont.        ,  OPENING OYSTERS.  HoW Nature "Work*. - ���������    <���������  < \ x  Nature,may be the best physician, but  her business methods as a bookkeeper  would scandalize a' Monte Carlo'roulette,  gambler. Sowing bushels to harvest pecks  would be considered, poor farming, but  the "mystic manager of the.organic universe" scatters 5,000 acorns to raise one  oak and 2,500,000 sturgeon eggs to  evolve one sturgeon. The experimental  work of her. pottery shop has covered the  neighboring fields with hillocks of shards.  Every species of living animals, according to Professor Haeckel, has,been developed at the expense of score's of less  perfect entities.  GLEANINGS.   "���������"  x    O  Twlee an Bl(j.  "I notice that "you r.efer to my illustrious ancestor merely as Wilhelru I," remarked the kaiser. ' "Why not 'Wilhelro  der (Jros������eV' " ""  "P.nt. your hijrhness"��������� stammered the  orVvrinioiis court historian.  "Oh. that's all rijrht! You may speak  of im-'as 'Wi!hchn-.der Double Grosse.' '*  There can be a difference of opinion on  most subjects, bat there is only one  opinion as to the reliability 'of Mother  Graved' Worm Exterminator. It is safe,  sure and effectual.  "Edict A Rain lit Lons SU.rts.  The local hoard of health in one of  ��������� the districts of Vienna . has placed  placards in all the public gardens and  parks directing the women who visit  those places to hold up their skirts if  th.\v trail upon the ground. The notice  states that as' these inclosnros are devoted to the recreation of persons desirous of escaping from the dusty town  the authorities forbid dust to be swept  there   into   heaps   by   trailing  skirts.���������  Women clean the streets of Cannes, the  cleanest town in the world. ,  . A citizen of Lcwiston, Me., 'has a  wateh chain,made ,of nine peach stones.  -Each of the-stoi.es is carved c*i each side  in a , different device", so "that there" are  18 designs. The stones are joined with  bars of gold, the whole making a rich  and novel chain.  In Ed in burg, lnd.,. a hotel has been  run exclusively for women for 50 years.  A woman built the hotel and rau it for  17 years: then it was sold to the present  owner, who has been running it for 23  years" A bachelor boarder remained at  the hotel 25 years:  Six years ago there were only five  clubs in, the United States Golf association. Now there are 23 associate and 225  allied clubs on the roll. There are now  in existence about 20 state or other  branch leagues subordinate to the United  States Golf" association.    ' v  Berlin's highest building, apart from  the churches, is the iSlS foot high chim  ney of the electric elevated road power  house. Only two church steeples surpass it. that of. the new cathedral, 380  net. and that of the Kaiser Wilhehn  Memorial church, '-���������40 feet.  $100 REWARD.  S100.  The readers of this paper wiil be pleased to  learn that th^re is at least one dreaded diseas*  that science has been able to cure in all its  stages, and that i* catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cur������  is the only positive cure known to the medical  fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional ol-  ���������ease, requires a constitutional treatment.  Hall's Catairh Cure is taken internally, acting  directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces oi  the system, thereby destroying the foundation  -���������f the disease, and "giving the latiei.c strength  by building up the .eonscitution and ass stinj  nature in doing its work. The proprietors have  *n much taith in its curative powers that they  offer One Hundred Dollars for any ea.se that ft  tails to curii.   Sei-d for list of testimonials.  Address,      F. J. (HKNEY & Co., Toledo. O.  Sold by Druggiits, 75c.  Hulls Family r'ills are the best.  A  New  England   Man   Tells   How  It  - Should Be Done. " i  ��������� "People around New York do not seem  to understand opening oysters," said the  New England man. "while in the most  -insignificant places in Rhode' Island, or  ��������� Massachusetts there are experts. Here  you all have a regular instrument fof  it, while in.New.England a,man can open  an oyster with nothing but a knife and do"  it quicker than any one can eat them,  without' breaking the shell. Here you,  have a block of lignum vita?, with' a cold  chisel or something of that nature standing up in the center. On that the jnan  breaks the'edge of the oyster shells and  the pries them open with his knife.  - "Now. my friend Aleck gave me lessons  in opening' oysters, and 1 think 1 could  do it myself better than any .one/fc have  seen try it around here. Aleck lived in a  small town where he kept a very small  market, in which he sold meat on meat  days and flsh on Fridays and oysters all  the week through.  "To open oysters as Aleck did you lay  the oyster with the rounded half jnt the  shell in the hollow of your left hand with  the hinge to the- wrist. Down about an  ' inch or an inch and a half from the  hinge is what Aleck called an eye, and in  that he would insert his knife, give a  quick upward motion, aud the 'upper  shell was off in a jiffy, the oyster lying  as clean as possible in the hollow shell.  It was out if it had to come out with-another quick motion of the knife. There is  really only a little knack to it.  "There was never an 03'ster that Aleck  could not open and Avith his eyes open or  shut, drunk or sober. Aleck was proud  of his expertness'as an oyster opener ia  a*ft-ounty of-oyster openers,' and.it was  when he was drunk, that he was most  likely to give exhibitions. Aleck was one  of' those men who are never drunk in  their legs. . The. liquor made him talk,  and he had an amiable desire to show  off.  "On the occasions of his special sprees  he was likely to take himself- out of  town to Boston or Providence, and once  he got as far, away from home as Chicago. ;His habit when he reached a strange  place was. to drop into an oyster place  and tell the man opening oysters that he  didn't know anything about his business. Aleck, in his best clothes did not  have the appearance-.of being in the  oyster opening business. The. result-  wrould be_ that there would be a challenge, and Aleck would always come  .out ahead.' He could open oysters behind  his back "almost as quickly-as he could  holding   -them     in     sisht."  The proprietors of Parmelee's Pills are  constantly receiving letters similar to the  following, which explains itself: Mr. John  A. Beam, Waterloo, Ont., writes: "I never  used any medicine that can equal Parmelee's  Pills for Dyspepsia or Liver, and Kidney  Complaints. The relief experienced after  using them, was wonderfnl." - As a safe family medicine Parmelee's Vegetable Pills can  be given in all cases requiring a cathartic.  ' A Suecousfnl .Strntnsem.  When the'electric telegraph was first  -Introduced into Chile, a stratagem was  resorted to in order to guard, the posts  and wires against diunnge on, the'part  of tbe natives and to maintain the connection between the strongholds on the  frontier. There were at the time between 40 and 50 captive Indians.in tho  Chilean' camp. Genera! Pinto, in command of the operations, called them together and. pointing to the telegraph  wires, said:  "Do you see those, wires?''  "Yes. general." ,       t        p  "1 want you to remember not to go  near or touch them, for if you do your  -hands will be held, -ind you will be unable to get away."  -  The Indians smiled incredulously.  Then the general made them each in  succession take hold of the wire at  both ends of an electric'battery in full  operation, after which he exclaimed:  "I command,yon to let go the wire!"  "1 can't! My- hands are benumbed!"  cried each Indian. ,'        ���������    ,,  The battery was then stopped.' Not  long,after the general'restored them to  liberty, giving them strict instructions  to keep the secret. This had the do-'  sired effect, for. as might be expected,  the experience was 0 related in'the  strictest conlidence to every man in the  tribe, and tbe telegraph remained unmolested:  This is the best value in a  Lady's Diamond Ring*  ever offered for $50.60.  The stones in these rings are  personally selected by us from    ���������  the cotters in   Amsterdam;  ( and are absolutely perfect.  You   will   find  this   and  ' hundreds   of other styles  illustrated in our new cata- .  logue,   a   copy  of   which  will be sent,you free.  DIAMOND HALL Established 1854;  RyricBros.,  Yonge and Adelaide Sts.,  Toronto.  ON THE FJKING. LINE.  Ladies of Canada,: '  Side by side stood Canada's noblo  sons \vith the best brawn of Ceylon-  and India in the recent unpleasantness. -The slogan was "help one another,'' and no one forgot- the watchword. . You, ladies of Canada, have  the power to -wage a relentless war-  faro on the impure teas that: conic into your home's from China and Japan, and at the same time assist  your brother colonists .who produce  the- pure Ceylon and India teas. If  you drink Japan tea. try Salada,  Monsoon or Blue Ribbon packets of  Ceylon and India teas.���������Colonist.  CAN RECOMMEND IT.���������Mr. Enos Born-  berry, Tuscarora, writes: "I am pleased- to  say that-Dr. Thomas' Eclkctkic Dm is all  1 that you claim it to. be, as we have been  'using it for years, both internally and externally, and have always received benefit from  its use. It is our family medicine, and I take  #;reat. pleasure in recommending it."  "Would Do Hla Best.  "Couldn't 1 be squeezed in there some-  bow?" asked the pretty girl, as she vainly sought entrance to the crowded car.  "If you can get in, ,1 have one-arm  free," exclaimed a young man.ih.the center of the,car.t  And the conductor rang six "go ahead"  signals on the fare register.���������Baltimore  American; - .   .  If you missed punishment-for your sins,  don't rejoice. It often happens that' a  ^rooster's life is spared .that he may bf  saved for the, pot another day.-  IJillei-xTif.  "Dawdler plays notf-so Veil he ought  to be a professional." ,- '*   ," .  "Yes; -1 suggested it , to ( him." hut he  Bays nothing would induce hun to'woi-u  bo hard in hot .weather." ��������� Detroit ,1'Vee  Press. *, "  HOW TO CURE' HEADACHE.���������Soro*  people suffer untold misery day after day  with Headache. There is rest neither day' or  night until the nerves are all unstrung. Th������  cause is generally a disordered stomach, and  a cure can be' effected by using Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills, containing Mandrake and  Dandelion, Mr." Pinley, Wark. Lysander,  P. Q., writes: "I find Parmelee's dPills a  first-class article for Bilious Headache." '  "   "Prlffidity. ' *  Landlady���������The coffee ls cold, is It,  Mr. McGinnis? Well, you told me(you  had to take a Ions walk after dinner.  Don't you think you could do it better l  on coldcoffee than on hot? . ���������/  ', Boarder���������Take a walk'on this coffee?  Madam, I could skate on it!���������Chicago  ���������   '���������-    -        -    ��������� *-c    *  Are you a sufferer -with corns t ' Itr you  arc get a bottle of Hdlloway's Corn Cure.  It has never been known to.fail. -  Brass Band  - Instruments, Drums', Uniforms, Etc? '  EVERY TOWN CAN HAVE A BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted.- Fine catalogue  500 illustrations mailed free. "Write us for anything in Music or Musicallnstrumeiits.    ���������  'oronto, Ont., mad  Winnipeg, Man. -  Whaley Royce & C0.7  Pulling;  Strength   of  Elephant*.  It is '-dimoult to ascertain the pull'n���������  strength of an elephant for the simple  reason that tlie strongest animals \vi>  have in captivity,, are not the possessors  of the sweetest tempers, and accordingly  thoir keepers are chary of nllowinjr lh--m  to he attached to dynamometers, not car-  iu;: to speculate as to what thf end  would be were the mammoth to "lose liis  hair."  - Tests which havo been made with av-  crnse sized animals, however, prove iK-it  a 'healthy ynnnjr .lumho of 18 sumn: rs  m- thereabout can make, a dynamometer  i ejri.-ler HVO-tons dead weight.  In -order to; jjci an idea of what t!.i-s  represents it may Im> si;:ted that a pair of  powerful horses could only register a ton  and a fifth hy their united efforts, nor  was their performance a poor one.��������� Loudon  Express.  ITEMS OF  INTEREST.  is a symptom of Kidney  Disease. A well-known  doctor has said, " I never  yet mad e a post-mortem ex-  aminationinacaseof death  from Heart Disease v/n.h-  out finding- the kidneys  wereatfault." The Kidney  medicine which was first on  the market, most successful for Heart Disease and  all Kidney Troubles, and  most widely imitated is  Dodd's  Kidney  Pills  How Nature .Wn'rni,  Seaweed as a test for sewage",'Is  the discovery made by Dr. Letts, professor of chemistry in the Belfast college, and his coadjutor. Mr. Hawthorne, of the same college, says a London newspaper. Their attention had  been called tb large quantities of putrefying seaweed ouside Belfast' and  Dublin. Investigation proyed tbat the  growth of the weed depended largely  on the sewage pollution of the water  and that, in fact, it only flourished in  localities where such pollution existed.  The results of Professor Letts' experiments were recently communicated to  the chemical section.of the British association.  IJ  J  Molten "Wood.  After fireproof wood has come molten  wood, a French discovery. This new  body is hard, hut can be shaped and  polished at will. It is impervious to  water and acids and is a perfect electrical nonconductor. It is the Invention of M. de Call, inspector of forests  at Lemur, France. By means of dry  distillation and high pressure the escape of developing gases is prevented,  thereby reducing the wood to a molten  condition. After cooling off the mass  assumes the character of coal, yet  without showing a trace of the organic  construction of that mineral.  I A   "TO^f ANA " RELIANCE   CIGAR  L,r\       1 l/OV-AllA,    FACTORY, Montreal  Tbe World's Letter*.  One of the Berlin reviews publishes  n calculation on the number of letters  distributed annually throughout the  world, it gives the total as 1J.0OO.  000.(100. Of these, it says, 8.0(10.000.000  an- in Hngllsh. 1,200,000.000 in tier  man. -LOOO.000.000 in French. -J'JO.OOO.-  000 in Italian. 120.000.000 in Spanish.  100.000.000 in Dutch. S0.000.O00 in.I.Usui:, n and 24.000,000 in Portuguese..:The  Anglo-Saxon la for the present ��������� y������sry  won iu front.  HOTEL BALMORAL, ^SauP.  FreoBiis. Am.  E.P.������1.00ea.  Quite Snji������������rflvioii������������.  Mrs. Starvem���������No. you can't sell me no  oyclerpedia.   tlood day I  Book Aj.ent ���������But I'd like to leave some  prospectuses for your boarders. I may  interest some.  Mrs. Starvem���������They don't need it. either. There's a Boston lady stopping  here. .      ��������� .  Every day in the year the people of  Lhe "United States use 12.000.000 postage stamps.  All Australian race courses are oval  and from IVi to 1V1> miles each in cir-  fiimferonce.  A California paper says that the men  who live on the ranges are notable for  their remarkably retentive memories.  A parade of Chinese soldiers is rather  gay. Nearly evorj" man Pears a banner, and the bigger the banner the  more of a hero he thinks himself.  The new  French  duel code provides  that no duel can end without th'������������ shed  (ling of blood,  and   no account  of the  duel shall be published if the insult itself was not made public.  After being forsaken for several  years as a favorite sport roller skating  is once again becoming "popular in  London, and it will be the ruling  amusement during the winter.  In spring Chines.' peasants' build  dikes of mud. throe to six feel high, to  keep tbe rainwater In the neuui'lils  Most of their time in sunnner is spent  in pumping or brtugmg water into  these fields.    .  &#***&>&***&**$&&*i  ���������4-������#'^-������������' ���������f ������������������������ ^'������' t '*" 4 '*' TV*' T '*' 4 '** 4 '*' 4 '**'  MONEY _���������.  |  "J"     To Loan on improved farina at current rates.   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Ellworthv, "Winnipeg, Bays: I have  iraffo ed for ("J years with articular rheumatism;  wa- in hospital for 5 weeks, and used almost  every remedy, including mesmerism galvanism, electric belt, etc. I have used Ory donor  10 days anil received more benefit than from  unytning else.  Mrs. Gngner. Winnipeg, saya: I have used hi  beneficially with my family whenever sick,  and it has cured me ot" severe Indigestion and la  grippe.  Suh-dea.ers wanted in every district. Address  Wm T. Gibbins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.  Send for Booklets oi" grateful reports.  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. ...  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  '   ��������������������� |  Stocks and bonds bought, sold and  ;R  carried   on  margin.     Listed 3>  mining stocks carried $  s'fc���������'B'���������'fe������������������'*������������������������������������<EC,������*������?  Then the Strike Come,  Elonx���������I   went  through the bi������ locomotive   works  yesterday,   nnd   while   I   was  ihero I heard inilicntions of a strike.  Innx���������You don't say.    .  Moax���������Yes;   just  as   1   was   leaving  1  Ilea-'    ue workman call another a liar.���������  .'hilaucpuia Reford.  Cucumbers and melons are " forbidden  fruit" to many persons so constituted that  the least indulgence is followed by attacks  of cholera, dysentery, griping, etc. These  persona are not aware that they can indulge  to their heart's content if they have on hand  a bottle of Dr. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial,  a medicine that will give immediate relief,  and ia a sure cure for all summer complaints.  OslBrJanM&fttoi  BROKERS, ETC.,  Dominion.Bank Building, -Winnipeg  Money lent at lowest ratee.  Stocks and "bonds bought and cold.  Railway and other farm, lands in  Manitoba and N. W. T. for sale.  Maps and folders sent on application.  Gait coal from Lethbrldge.  Prices quoted to all railway points.  wfrwwww^^w^w-r*  TIT IE3 IE  MATERIAL  Everything for the  Printer.  toboitI type  ���������rM  .- i- -.;-���������  - -U  x.   '  I  W. N. U. 304. THE " CTJUtBEIlI/AND    NEWS  Isstifd. Every , Wednesday.  W. B. 'ANDERSON,  EDITOh  ���������   The columns of The News are open to all  who wish to express therein views on ma tt- '  ersof public interest.  While we do not hold ourselves  respond-   -  ble for the utterances of correspondents, we,  ��������� reserve   the right . of   declining   to , insert ���������'  couimunica'.i'-J-c- -iu^<-^i'0-ju"'j i>l  '" " '���������>  WEDNESDAY,     FEB. 20,    1901  # ������/^ f$C*?k^'  BULB  PLANTING.  "Mar   Be   "liOMe   Much   I.nter   Than   I������  Generally Thonwht.  October and November are the  'months for planting bulbs, but those  who -have not dene so before these  months expire need not fear to do so  later', even should it be in open weather succeeding a freezing time, according to such good authority aa Joseph  Meehan'. who says in Country Gentleman: I hav;e planted them at New Year  and have hnd fine hloom. .crn-i-d then*  is no reason why one should not, as all  that is reciuired is lo have them in lhe  ground two, or three'' months before'  bloom in jr.-so that there will be ample  time for .them to make root' From Lhe  early part of January"to the beginning".  of April, which is the time bulbs flower,  here, there is ample time for tho formation of roots if but a little aid is g: -.*,-:;.  This assistance can easily be given  by mulching to keep the frost out. But  It should be said first fhat late planting  ���������will be the better If the bulbs are set  an inch or,two deeper than common to-  be out of the reach of frost-   Hyacinths,  I for instance, whicu usually are set  ���������with their tops two inches under  ground, .should he four inches. After  they are planted cover the beds with  .leaves, manure, liay or straw, rerhaps  the best .of all covering is locse. well  Irotted manure, l-.ec'ausc it need not .be  removed when winter is over. Forest  lea Ten make a .warm, excellent cov.-r-,  ���������ing. but a few inches in depth. kv-c\-\:s'  out the severest front In this nro.oot-  ������������d wny lute-ones will do as well as early niantfrd ones.  "Tho  mistake is  some times   mad? of  ' plan-tins bulbs in sbel'tcivd nooks close  to ft dwelling, where it ia t--o wa:m f-*r  thorn. Flowers are developed so early  that, late frosts catch t;h:������m. Pome  yearn aro I set some hvneinths and  crocuses close to the wall on thesont):  Fide'of my dwelling. I rare!/ cM fi.ll  ua-Msfaction from them. Besides the  sun heat there ia a furnace,in the cellar  which warms the wall so much th:".  for a foot or so from the wall the soil  does not freeze. The result is the llov.--  o:-;-i'universally appear in I'ebruary or  March. Should it be an open spell all  goes well, and even if it freezer, at  night I get some satisfaction from  them by "covering then:, hut in Inter  plantings I see1 to it that the position is  not too Bbrltered.  Hyacinths and tulips are first  thought of for the bulb beds. In arranging these do not forft that tl-o  hyacinth' flowers first. Tulips come  later and last longer. Therefore u.e  hyacinth, bed can be used sooner in  spring * for the' planting of summer  blooming .plants should it be desired  to use it for such a purpose. I have  known spring'planting delayed considerably because of tulips occupying beds  intended for the plants.  A   Pretty   Christmas  Trifle.  A useful little gift is a "watch polisher." which may be used for polishing  watches or other jewelry. Take two  clrrular pieces -of--chamois leather  about r>Vj inches in diameter aud scallop the edges/, ma king the scallop a little more than an inch wide aud 'half as  deep With the aid of compasses this-  Is easily done. Then take the upper  piece and at  the base of each scallop  THE RAG-PICKfcftS OF PARIS.   -  "���������fhnusands of People "Who Gather Woalite  from Rubbish and Itoluse.  The wealth of Paris' is so boundless  that the rubbish and refuse of the city  .are worth millions.'There are more than  fifty thousand persons-who' earn a living  bv picldngup what other* throw away.   .  Twenty thousand women and children   ���������  exist by sifting and  sorting the .gatherings of the pickers,  who collect every  day in the year about 1,200 tons of mer  chandise, which they sell -to the wholesale rag-dealers for some 70.0UU francs.  AX ni'?ht you see men with baskets strapped on their backs, a Ian tern in one hand;  and in the other a ,stick' with an  iron  hook on   the   end.<l They   walk   along  ,  rapidly,   their eyes fixed en the ground, f  over which the lantern flings a sheet of  light, and whatever they find in the way  oi' paper, rags, hones, grease, metal, etc.,  thoy bLow away in their baskets.' In the  morning, in front of each house, you' see  men, women,   and  children sifting tho  dust-bins  before they are emptied into  the scavengers' carts.    At various hours,  of the day you may remark isolated ragpicker..,   who  seem- to work with less  method than the others ami with a more'  independent air.    Tho night pickers are  generally   novices;   men , who,   having  been thrown out pf work, ara obliged to  hunt for their,living like the wild beasts.  , The morning* pickers are experienced  and regular workers, who pay for the  priveleg-e of sifting tho dust-bins of a  certain number of houses and of trading '  wich the results. 'The rest, the majority,  are the coureurs, the runners, who.eser-  ' cise their profession freely and without  control, working when they rplease aud  loafing* when they please.' (Thoyarothe  philosophers and adventurers,of the profession," and their chief object is to enjoy  life an.. ;:i"dit-ite upon iw  problems.���������  WORK IN  G  EUTTER.  [.r'Xii I i'ry-  dore Chihi ir:  iannarv���������  >4I  ..'-A     C  >&*>  ' ������/&  CHAMOIS WATCH  POLISHKR-  cut two sin all slits a little more than  half an inrli apart, slanting them  slijrbtly toward the center. Any i.right  colored ribbon may be worked In and  should be a trifle wider than the slits,  as'.the. puffed efiVci of the r'l.i.up is  very pretty! The one here used is of  brigb,...phI satin one-half inch wide. At  the tLp draw the nnbon through both  pieces and finish -r-itlrn bow It may  be prettily decorated with a- delicate  vine or spray of flowers or an oppio  priate quotation.  pi  urLm Px-ris." by  Theo  Harper's   Magazine for  371U /tjjocrypnai Cvosvel oT St. JVeter.,,,  The refou-c discovery of the Apocryphal  ��������� 3-ospei of St.  Peter- is attracting very  v/iue iVxCeLition among &cholars, and not.  ���������iimaUiraliy, for if the present theo*-'ies  'oucerning it are  true it  will  haT,e a  a.-ecc .,.-.:vir.g   on   at lease ono  of the  nost -clifncnlt   of modern  critical prob  "aL���������s,   vit..,  lhe date  and authorship of  -ho  Go..pol of .John.    The Apocrvnhal  ���������xospei or I-'ecer was discovered   .iwout  ".ve yeav'3 at-;o in a Christian cemetej-y'of  ;0kh'mim,������   UTjper Egypt,   but tho-rrarifc -  avion had only rocoutiy 'been pubh.-ih^xo  in Paris.    It ia a fragment, and oo*ntains  -. i. irrative  of  the  oruciiixion aud thr.  ���������eniureciiou'.    In   subsLanoe   it,   agr^ea  xvi-'h th - gosp'.'-ls in thoir descriptions o;  . -hx.-.-.u evo::ts3.    One r.oticeable (iiii'dronce  r, cho'nse ���������;>' th? exci-unauun, "My po;.vei  v.y po\v.-:r. why h.i*-..u.\.ra. fortiakenj>ieV  risiead of '*lv:v God. my 'Ood.-wby has".  LTion for.-,;.ke:i" mp'!"    This phrnse i������ held  :Ieariy    Lo' i:idi'Jat(?     iha-. ' the, inig  .".���������".itls rif T)o-:')**.ic  origin.    Theconoiii--  -.iv.a coLooruLiig th������   newly, inscoveref'.  iCltO.iL  T-I.  jam:  Apxjcr-y-.ibaj  j"  Lhe   "Guar  I- ������������������-urnont is th;  "iau"' by   Aituur  ii'iv*;j" published Apufir-yphaJ iiragme;"^  . .)-it;ii:is ������������������'- por" ion of l.i'O I:*.ht* Oospei o!  iwlt-:    it was writto.J. pro: ���������'"���������'*'' "���������   ' -r-  ���������<-n ean-r hi ii'-' r-,.-.co:j.'l cm  ���������h ea  {���������d^uv'-fustiu M.-irtyr, an.  'nry, and w>i  . it iy ci G .t.v������-  .<: f'Mr.pilalioii. Wiiich lm.'.cs  w.-.e o  ���������.i:  >ur canonical G-os]>eis."  ; i-csi>nt. belit i' o! tt a critic  ��������� V the 1-ost,ot'ro'son.'  'i-i.  Thi-o is . trj������-  an,1, is )vi.-;t:i".  vo exceecliap,"! ;  ucercM i-i--' ou'-S-io-J.-* ate in. pare answev  ed"by tb.is"document: (1) Jf tho Gospel  of John xi.vi.iLea prior to rhi ���������: documexit.  -:a icp'-.i-'ily did. and if this '--elungs tc  the first cmarter of the second cen:.ury  :"ien the re: ,ons for 'believing that John  wrototli'! Gospel which bears his ���������: ;ni'-  ore ."���������.���������eatlv ptr.:i)gther,ed; .���������mil (2j sieve "i������  anothoi- distinct answer lo tho 'oft-re  ���������.���������oased inquiry whurher any oL.:er writ  in^sof those early times contain __an ac  coant   of tlivj 'life   and u������..aih   of -J-;-oa-  Ch3-:.sT-, for   this fra;-;rnon.;  in_ n,n  Pt-J-i.i-  merit of fauts is iu yubt.t,:m";i:ii h.'.i.m-r  ���������z-\ih the Go-sp-'JR --Ohr*i������'i.".n 'J"^1"*  Vba following beautiful  experiment  described bv Prof. Tv.id .11. t-iiovys hov:  music i:iay be tr.-.s .:��������� '.*���������":   hy  an  ortli  nary wooden roi..    Ii. a .^om two floors  beneath his  loo; ure-*'-'*'om _ there  was a  piano, upon wliivi jusii  was play  ing, but the audience could not hear it.  A rod of deal, with its lower end_ rest-  ins." ur>oii the sounding-board of the  piano. * extended upward through the  two floors, its uoper end before the lecture table. But still not a* sound was  heard. ,       , ,, ,  A violin was then placed, upon the end  of the rod, which was thrown into resonance bv the ascending thrills, and instantly the music of the piano was given  out iu the lecture room.    A . guitar and  h-trp were-substituted for the violin, and,  with the same result.     The vibration of  tno' piano  strings  were communicated  to the  sounding board, they  traversed  the long rod,   were  reproduced  by th������j  resonant bodies, the air was carved ��������� into  wives and the whole musical compost  t.on was delivered to the nsteniag a������di  4QC-?.���������A meriecvu B-osjister.  ���������pooljMriJitft of Tat'itez Adfitu.  Mount Samanala,  or Adam's   Peak,  one of the  highest ���������mountains  on the.  Island of Ceylon, is the scene. of, a re  markahle geological formation and the-  gpot around which many curious legends,  and superstitions cluster.    According fq  the Mohammedan story,' Adam,   after:  the fall and expulsion from the  Garden  of Eden, was taken by an  angel to the  " top of the mountain," which how bears  his name. From this summit the mind's  eye of 'the-, first- man. saw ��������� ail. the ills  which in after years should afflict humanity.    These harrowing sights were  such a weight upon the, man. who, not  yyithstrniding* his sih'ih the garden, was'  yet a .rood man,-  that: his  foot  left its-  imprint upon the solid rock,  his, tears  forming a lake, the  footprint -and..hike,  being both -.till visible.    The footprint,.  Itself is Hi feet long .by 3������ feet wide.and.  shows six"i*.erfec*c toes, the smaller one  being as large as  a good  sized man's-  list.     For centuries devout Buddhists���������;  have--made annual pilgrimages .to  the;  spot, and tradition says that the chili.': .  bridge across the canyon  near   cue sac  red footprint was put there hy direction  of Ale "lander  th'*-.  Giwit. ���������-���������'.< "hU-aCid^hl--  Care PTiotsld Re- TaV*n   ^it to Oyerd*  tiiie fiiitVtej-. , ,  One cannot v.-ilte .n^-iligently about  working butter without tirst t.ii-:iug into consideration the condition of the  butter to be worked,, writes JV. -. \V.  Moseley in The American ' Cultivator.  We will, however, assume that iii  churning the butter had been 'h-ft .n r  granules and the buttermilk properly  drained and rinsed' out. If sr.iaek'iit  , time is taken, the rintr-:ig water can be  drained off so thorot-'ylilythat no working will be required until the butter  ban been salted and set <away till the  grai:ip of salt La1, i' 'dis..ulred. Then it"'  n. ust, oe worked just enough to dispose  of the resulting brine. '   ' '  .- The hands are not to come in'contact  v Itli the butter, for their warmth will  h ive a" tendency to melt Its grain.  rJ iierefore the person who is to do the  v orking should be prepared with a flat  h die with which to turn the edges of  r.t:io butter toward the center as the  v. orking proceeds.  The neatest-job"of butter working  fie writer ever witnessed was at the  i-ternational dairy fair held at the old  American institute building, New York  c'.ty, beginning Dec. 8, 1879, -and lasting ten days or two weeks;  There had' been a .churning contest  resulting from a prize-offered'by John  . tewart of  Iowa,  whose  butter took,  1. rst prize at "the Centennial, 1870, and  i mde Iowa famous as a butter produc-  -  i lg   state.     A'  lady   from   Minnesota^,'  whose name I have tried hard to re-"  member,   but cannot, who' had a fine  exhibit of prints and artistically form-f  c d butter at the fair,  was selected to  work the butter churned by the' contestants.  The lady In question used at common  V  shaped  lever   butter  worker.   ��������� She .  first spread- a piece of muslin over the  bed of worker,  letting the edges fall ���������  ' over each of its sides.   Then the lot of -.  butter   to   be   worked,   granular,    of  .-o.irse, was poured on the muslin, and  rhe proper amount of salt was sifted or  'sprinkled on, I do not remember which.-  T'.-.a   working   consisted,  of   a   slight  dc wnward pressure of one of the flat ,  sv.ffaces of the, lever, with perhaps an  o( ,-asional, pressure 'of a corner of the  lc -er for the purpose of making a clian- '  m I for the escape of the brine.   In this ;  ii .stance time coxild not be spared to  ' s; It the butter-and seMt-away,to allow  tl:a salt to dissolve.  ,     tnstead of using a ladle .to turn the  butter, back to the center of the worker'  - tl a edges of the muslin were lifted.  ' fc'.st one and then theother, and drawn  s . as to fold the edges of the butter to-  v ar.d the center.    It was a very nice  v ay of doing it; more gentle than it  c uld have been done with a ladle. This  v as  repeated  as  often   a3  necessary.  Bid when the mass of butter became  t o much elongated the same thing was.  dime with the ends of "the muslin.  Remember   that   in   working  butte?;  with  a  lever the pressure  should   he-  straight down instead of a side or sliding urn-.,  for the iailer will break the  ,  grain. _        '  ,Feminine DiiJry 'Vrisflom.  Dorothy Tucker in The Farm Journal says:* The calves will do much better kept in' the stable with the windows shaded and fed a little milk and  meal and hay than to run in the pasture. If you do not wish to give them '  hay, give them grass cut in the fence  cc/ners and around ihe premises. They  will make double the growth treated  in this way.  Their, skins are thin and they feel  the heat of the sun, and it takes half  the food to support the flies. There is  nothing that will stunt calves more  than hot sun and flies.  Tbe stables should be kept clean and  dry, and this is very easily done by  cleaniug every day. Just a few minutes regularly spent in cleaning the  stable will never be noticed and it will  never be a burden. It is the vilest  practice to allow cows to stand in an  accumulation of manure while being  milked. Too many farmers do this,  even now. They are not moving with  the procession and will soon fall behind and be out of the race. for success if they do not brace up.,  Rip an old bran sack open lengthwise and throw it over the cows when  you are .milking. They will stand  twice as still as when not so covered.  The relief to, the cow will have its reflex upon the man who is milking her.  Try to have your stable rather dark  'In'fly time. The cows will not be troubled nearly so badly by the flies as  they otherwise would.   .  From now on the water supply In the  pastures will need . careful watching.  Sometimes the springs will get stopped  tip or fail from other causes 'quite suddenly. Milk is largely water. The  cow has no way. of supplying it.' We  must do; it,for, ber.. If we do not, Wb  must suffer the,- consequences,      ;  ,Pear Chips.  Take "eight pounds of hard pears  sliced thiii. eight.ponncls of sugar, the  juice of. six lemons and the grated or  thinly pared rind of two, two ounces of  green or dry ginger root chopped fine  and one tumblerful .of water Cook until clear, then seal in .jelly glasses. ���������    -  The newest olive dish .is in .gold, deep'-  rated green Rohenii.an glass. f'Onrod nn.1  stahdiug clear from tlie cloih at- k-'as.  ati'mim and a. half May serve a double  ���������oaruose for bonbons.  ������������������ii "Inun���������i~-rrn ttifi'"- *'J'J.':  S H I f?     TO  ILLAN- FUR ���������'&���������'WOOL CO.'  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  a^-^rlSa for Our CSrcul&ivand'See -tha-PHcea Wo Pw  "PS-l  rewery  THE BEST,  [.Fpfesh LB'gEr Beep ���������Weprov.nce ��������� :,  * STEAM    B er,   Ale,   and    Porter.  - " . ,    .       "*"  A re������a������-d of SP5.00 will Unpaid for information   leading   to  conviction  o  persons uiiholdJ.ng or destr.ying any   kegs   bi-l.-r.^ing  to  this  company  HENRY REIFIJL,   Manager.  Wholesale    Wine    and   Liquor    Merchants  ���������* '  '   r":NA.NAl-MO,' BC    ' *  Direct iiri7port  -     of W'liv'.c and Mr-Kay, Glas^o.v Special Scotch Whisky,   ' .  Jiis. W'.'n-on & Co., .Dundee, Glcnlivet.  -    n. ���������M.-Nis'h &��������� Co., Gla'syow. Dr. Special.  '   ���������    Al. DiMiier.Lia and J..m;ii. a lliini,  (in-nc.- -'' S;out and 1J..?.-.''Ale.  1'icin h Ci'v,n-.f:-- in the "very best q-ialitic;.  l'oii, Shcrrv, C.aic*.-, Etc., E>c.      -   . (  '���������    ll ALWAYS O.N   HA1ND���������A Carload of       .  '' . . . . r  Hiram    Wrikcr ������ &' Son's.   Rye    Whiskies  CO'P.BF.   PONIliNCE SO'LIClliri-  P. O. BOX 14.  ']W.RS   ' rENOELLI,  Nurse.      1Io-ib  sl.-HiiinK ������'������ d \^������ hinu a:.u Ir..iiims.iU.uo.   t  ,-ViiM !>rite,i, Cumhe land, M-C "    -  Espim&it 'A'l'anaimo. .Ey.-  Ii-ADYSMITfl  (Extension)  LOTS FOR  HA] E,  Apply to,  ml5m3 tU.W. NUNNS  portsmen!  BEFORE BUYING  >    ,   A Gun,   ^   '  RiPlBp  Ammunitionr  Or anything in the  Sporting Line  CALL AND  SEE  O.H. FEGHNE1iK  Of Cumberland.  He Can Save  You   Money   on all  Purchaties.  HOME CROWM  ��������� VICTORIA COSrOX   EOUTE.  Taking   Effect Tuesdny,   Oct.   16th,  190C  S. S- "City of Nanaimo.'  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines, Seeds,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Sails from   Victoria   Tuesday, 7  .m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wednest  fifty 7 a. m., for Union Wharf,  Comox nnd Way ports.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimo,' Friday 4  a.m. for Comox and Union Wharf  direct.  Sai1? from Comox and Union  Wharf,Friday 6 p. ni. for Nanaimo  direct.  ,v;.SaUs.from- .Nanaimo,   Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and  Way ports.  FOB- FrGig-lit   tickets   and State  ro">ni Apply on--"board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Trafl5.ce Manag*  Black Diamond Nursery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  Extra choice si'->..k of W-ruh. .Apricot,  ���������IMun., Cherry and Prune Trees New  importation of fir.-1 c as..*,- K'.iodof.endn ns,  Roses. Clenidtis, Bay Trees,.etc. 8<y-..o  to choose from. No agents or. commission to pay. Orders dug in one day, you  can get it the next boat. No fumigating  nor'inspection charges. I carry a com  ���������-.ilete. line of bee supplies. ,  Greenhouse plants, seeds, agricul-  iiral implements, etc Largest and  nost complete stock in the Province.  .Send for catalogue.    : .     .  M. J, HNERY  VANOOUVEB, B. C.  WHITE LABOR ONLY.  HUTCHEBSON I  PERRY.  2D,00O Fruit Trees to choose from.  Large Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Everg-aeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders . by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2tc P. O. BOX,  190.  FOR SALE���������Cooking stove (wood  ' ��������� burner),     alsp.    Singer,;, Sewing  I   Machine/ /Apply to  Ain'-H. Mc*  f-: CAtLUM," (^mberMii^BiC.  ������������������*--  111  *'..  :i 'i  %  \  If  T (  ���������ih  'l/J  " i;  41:  1  : r.  ��������� Mil  f  k  11 j  ���������        Mix,  "I  'k  ������������������������  - M  ��������� M  ��������� li  m  I  *   'BO  "1  '41  m  m  m  t  ill  m  I  M  IVlli  .f-,"l  if  1. ,  M  iftt  m  %  m  "'���������Nil  ill  ���������wt  M  '. -'iJa SZZZJZ  %t  NOTICE.   .    .  j   NOTICE is hereby   given that   application will be made   to   the   Legislative  Assembly of the Province'of lintsih Columbia at its next session for   an   Act to  consolidate   certain   ' mining   leases   of  ground, situateh inland   aiound   T,   d  Gulch, Athn District of British Columbia  and' more   particularly    known   as the  "Gem   "Lamp-man." "Will o'the   Wisp"  "Engelhardt," "Gordon," "Cousin  Jack,'"  "Lancashire Lad^"Louise,"Fure Gold,'"  "������������������Ida'," "Clifford," and "Only Chance," together with other adJDining or   adjacent  properties   that   may  hereafter   be   ac-  |"qui red by the applicants into one ho'dini  with a demise thereof  from   the  Crovn  for a perioh of 25 years   from   the  hn;i.  passage of the Act with a right of renew.i  'tor a further period of 25 years and  tl.a  I the water privileges and  easements nov  V held or hereafter acquired by the   applicants and in   porticular   the right of di-  ) verting and  using 2,500   miners   inche.-  'from 4th July Creek, 5,000 miners :nche.s  from    Suiprise.   Lake, and 900   miner-  inches from Moose   and ��������� Elk   Lakes bt  held, employed, and enjoyed as appurte  nant to the whole or any part ,of the said  holdings; and to confirm   to   the "applr  |, c-ints and.their assigns the sa"sd   consoli-  titted leaseholds and, water-rights,'with  power to carry 'Any water that   they may  Idivert from Surprise  Lake  through   the  said Moose and Elk Lakes for the use of  [applicants and their assigns' solely and  with all other usual, necessary or incidental-rights, poweis, or privileges   as  may  be necessary or incidental or ������conductive  'to the attainment' ,of the above objects  or any of them. ., ,  ' HUNTER & OLIVER,  \ Solicitors for the Applicants.  ,  NOTICE.  1   /        -   ���������*��������� "  r l' [ i i     .  1 r  n NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made' to   the   Legislative  * Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its next session for an act to in-  corporate,a company with power, to construct aud- operate a railway fro.n the  City of Victoria thence northwesterlv to  a point a!t   or   near Seymour   Narrow.,  '(.Vancouver aslant,  thence   bv-bnck-e o>-  >       -x V   ' - " I,, I '  otherwise tu the .Mainland of British Col-  i>uinbia th'enceivnh easterly alternat.vely  If 5bv way"ofTeve [eune  Cache  or >Y������"-l|ow  Head    - P.������ss     or.   -vicinity     of    Fort  I X X X  Ceorge or l'ine River or- Peace River  Masses to a point at1- _or near the  eastern confines of the Province-and from  any point on such line to the northern  boundrie-J   of   the   Piovince. or to   any  [. coastal points thereof, or   to any " mining  L;  regions orsettlemeuts in Cariboo, Lillooet  ,'i Westminster ~or'   Cassiar  Districts   and  ji branch   lines  of   any   length   therefrom  ' and with power to construct, acquire and  } operate  telegraph ( and   telephone  lines  ,"  (authorized to charge   tolls,  thereon   for  I the   transmission-   of   messages   for the  \ public), ships,   vessels,   wharves,   works,  .j\ waterpowers   to  supply  electric   power,  ight and heat and to expropriate waters  ������>* and lands for all such purposes   and   for  [J) such other rights,  powers and   privileges  !/ as are usual, incidental, necessary or con  li,. duciv'e to the attainment   of the    above  l!j objects.  E. G.TILTON,  ' t  On behalf of Applicants,  \\\      Dat-d December 3rd, 1900  111  \!  :i .  ;j  BUREAU   OF   PROVINCIAL   INFOR-  ,���������''���������  I  li  ' I   v  Jir  n  w  y%  \\f  .     .    MATION.  IN ORDER that the Government may be  in puaaeahiia of detinite information with  which t<> supply those seeking investments  in this Piovmec, I am instructed to invite  particulars from those who have properties  for **\>, an' who may feel disposed- to forward .xuch yai'xicu'ars to thia office for the  purpose i:- question.  In view of the proposed early re-organi-x  cation of the Ageut Geueral'a Office in Lon  don, England, the desirability of having on  file a list of farms and other properties for  Bale, with full and accurate details, is obvious. Properties submitted may include  farms and farm lrnda, industrial or commercial concerns, timber limits, water powers, or other enterprises affording opportunities for legitimate investment.    c  It is not proposed to recommend proper  ties to intending investors, but to afford thf-  fulleat access to the classified lists and all  available information, connected therewith,  and to place enquirers in communication  with the owners.  The fullest particulars are des'red not  only of the pr< perties themselves, but of  the localities in which they are situated, and  the conditions affecting them. For thit  purpose printed schedules, will, upon ap������  plication, be forwarded to those desirous of  making sales.  ,     R. E. GOSNEL,  ���������Secretary,    Bureau' of  d5m '������������������'������������������ Provincial Information.  Oiir fee returned if we fail.   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'    Teamster   axd -Draymen  ��������� Single and Double ricz  for Hire. All Orders  Promptly   Attended   to  R.SHAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland. B C  .-j  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 n.-Uly." * N0.1AS1U iir-liiy1  .\.M -    . '    V.M.  Do. 0:011 '  VictOL'ia .'. ;..l)c.  J 2."i  "    't:2S  GnUlstr.���������,!.... "    ":o.'J  "    lu:!)  ' JCoonig's ,','    5M1  "   IU:tS U\nu-ai������s G:lo  1������.M.        ' ' 1"*.M.  "   12:14-   -..,. Nftnaimo '      7:J1  Ar. 12:35 .'..'..Wel'iJigton   t\v  7 55  WELLINGTON   TO   VICTORIA.  No. 1 Duily, '   , No. 3 Saliirdny.  A.M. ' A M.-  De.S:05..' Wellington Do. 1:2-1  "   S:iC N.-mainio 1 " l:OT  "   f):52  D\u>c<������ri9 : . "   0:15  ''10:37 .*.. JCoonig's .->... "'G:t(!  *' 11.18       ..* Goldsireani "   7.3?  A-.11:45    .       . ..YinL'iria Ar. S:00 I'.M.  ^ Reduced j.ates 10 and from' all points 'on'  Saturdiys atut Sundays i;ood Lo reunn Mon ,  day. , "  i'or  rates", and   al     information . app.y  at  Company's-illi. cs.        , f  A. OUN-SMULB Giso. L. COURTNEY. _  '  Puksident., Traffic Manager  WANTED���������Capable, reliable .per "  son in-.every , county   to  represent'  Targe   company   of ,solid; financial  reputation; <"t>936' salary  per  37ear,,  pnyable weekly;- $3 per  day  abso-;  lutely , sure    pnd    all   expenses;-  straight, bona-fide, definite   salary,  no.comui'ssion;' salary  paid  each  Saturday and expense  money   advanced   each     week.       Standard '  House, 33.4 Dearborn, St, Qh'icago.,  I Have Taken  ci-n Office  in the Nash      Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue, ; Cumberland,  and am-agent, for the f"llo*vving'  reli.ible    insurance'' - comrjanics:  o The   Royal   London   arid   Dan-  cashiie and Norwich -Union.    I  , am   prepared t'"������   accept,  risk?  a  current  rates.-. lam   also agent*  Tor; he St-.mderd .Life Insurance  Company oi, Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accidoni Cornpan}*- of England. Plca������e call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  .      JAMES ABRAMS.  t~> ��������� *���������.  - 1   S-S  S    ���������   s ,   J  '<~-f~c l������  Cumberland  Hoe***.!  sassszz  ' COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  '   "AND     SECOND      SlUEE'lV  '   CCMBERLANiJ, B. -C.  "Mrs. J. H. Piket, Prop:ictress���������  ,  Wlien in .Cumberland do  s,ir  and stay  at  the  Cumberland  1-  Hotel, JLvirsl-Class' Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  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Riding on locomotives and^,raiL  way cars  of   the YUnion   Coi'Hery  Company by any   person,   or   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are.  subject to dismissal for allowing same  By-order   .  Francis D  Little  Manager.  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  'O  JLlsTXD  ��������� o  o  'O  O I am prepared to  ������ furnish Stylish Rigs  G - and do Teaming at  q reasonable rates.  g d. KILPATRICK,  0 Cumberland p  obooooooooooooooooo  o  o  o  ^s  o  o  .0  o  FISHING  Fancy Inlaying in wood and metal.  French Polishing. /"���������''".-"������������������'  Apply  NEWS OFFICE,  .om  .���������:.<(:.   ������'���������"        '.  r |  1   1 I  >      >l  '-.It I MlfafrU *��������� Ih^WV,'  'i.  ������jr^������**l   hJMfcM-4 '      K'n-l* * "CwWn**- fl-towJT-Jtf-'ai."^- ).  ���������r_--jjw-wji.  J,WAlJU^J���������yJJVllLl*at^JljilJ.Wj   ..yL.^,,,     Frn,-nn>  Ci,  *5&v^ '^?'^?^S?^^^^^'^^^:.,vi.  f,  I ������  ti  ! !*- ���������  f  i,  '  f.  ���������1 '  SI.  FOB  ���������������  >iV    BY    MRS.   M.   E.   HULWltS.   ^  i*V       Author of "A  Woman's Love,"      &'|%  fl> "Wonnm  Against r"Woinan," ljr  |^j. '-Her Fatal Sin," Etc. Jjg^  ' ^.t .*������v .���������**>. .���������������*. .-������*w.,*v.'^L-^.^Lai:    ���������  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  "J-l^'d   better   pay   i(,    then,    whoever  "ho  ia-     There's   no   friendship  in   business,"  growled the   matter-of-fact Scrat-  ' ton.  "Ob! he'-ll pay it, never fear, though  the debt is due to X. Y. Z.. in the  Borough. He Avon')-, in this case, plead  the statute of limitations-''  "lie!   "Who?"  ' '���������'Richard Goodevo.    Ho was seen only  two miles from bore Hi is morning."  With which coup de theatre,  Yeinilani  Gritt.   seeing' that, this   last,   blow  had  .struck home, tJirew wide the door, and,  with   another  grin   of ineffable   malice,  ( depart eJ.  Struck  home,  indeed!    The  one  feaa-  in  Miser  Scratton's, narrow     soul   hud  been,   for* nearly     fifteen     ye-ars,   that  , Richard Goodeve  would some day lu"ii  up,   and -��������� discovering,   as   he  would   be  certain  to   do,   the   real   author, of   his  '���������ruin, take a  revenge  as deadly  ais that  he had already taken on  Sir Hugh Wil-  lougihby.   Very tbanbful was Mr. Scvat-  ton   when   tbe   miner  of   the     farmer's  death, reached him, :-.id  when lie,heard  that the rumor bad  been' confirmed by  Silas, , his   de-light   was   excessive;'  The  Damocles  sword,   which  had tormenited  him   so   long,   varnished   into   thin   air;  and   if   he   did   not   exactly   enjoy   that  quiet   sleep   which   we  are   told   is   the  portion of the .inst. his dreams were no  larger   disturbed   by   the   wrathful   face  of' tbe man he had so cruelly betrayed-'  Ve-rulam  Gritt's abrupt announcement  that  Richard -Goodevo was still  in  the  land of- the living completely paralyzed  lum for a moment.    But he quickly recovered   himself,   and,   spitting   out   of  this mouth the  fragments  of  the toothpick   he, had   nearly   swallowed   in   his  surprise,   he  exclaimed, -furiously,   "It's  a  lie!   It  must  be  a  lie!"   Then, ..with  some  epithets   of   too   forcible   a   character  to-be  reproduced'upon paper,' he  ru&hed out of the room.  extreme  manner  of him-  in   bis  CHAPTER   XL.VI.  ATONEMENT.  On the third day of 'Richard Good-  eve's return, a dumpy-looking fellow, a  ���������wagoner, brought a note over to Oruis-  by Towers.   '  "It had boon given Mm," he said, "by  a. stranger man, as he was coomin'  across the heath," together with 'some'  money for its safe de-livery���������of wihic-h  latter fact the wagoner, stupid as he  looked, said < nothing���������receiving, with  much internal satisfaction, a second donation  from  Mr.   Ormsby-  The contents of the note, which was  written in firm, strong characters, nan  as follows:  - "If Mr. Cyril Ormsby would "have his  father's name cleared from every stain,  he Avill meet the writer of this letter  at   Gourlay's   Tower   at   sundown.  "For-his own. future happiness, and  for that of Miss Maud Willoughby,, he  will speak of this appointment to no  one, but keep it, wM.li.out fear, and  ale no."  The sinking sun ,saw, him climbing  the hill on which the L6\vcr stood���������the  tower which had ueen tbe scone of the  accident which, as he often said, years  afterwards, was the happiest event in  liis life.  Arrived ��������� at the top, he paused and  looked around.  A figure detached itself from the dark  "shadow of the tower and approached  him. t xi  The figure of a man���������a man, sqtuu-e-  shculdered and strongly-made���������a man  with a bronzed face, and large, grizzled  beard,   covering  its  lower portion.  "Mr- Cyril Ormsby, I presumeV said  the  man.  "I am Mr. Ormsby-��������� Are you the  ���������writer of the. note,I received this morning?" ,  "I  am."  "Sit down,  sir,   and have no tca,r."  "Why should-1 fe.ir?" said Cyril, setting himself as dircctccf, but at the same  time  keeping   a  wary eye  on  tbe  m-in..  "You are like your father," lie said,  at last���������"very like him, but with a;  firmer  face,  and  a  darker skin,"  "You knew my. father?" asked Cyril,  eagerly-  "Yes."  "You   were   a   friend,   perhaps?"  "No. As events tinned out, bis deadliest  enemy."  Cyril leaped up angrily-  "Have you summoned me he-re to tell  me this? My father's enemies are mine."  "That by no means follows," was the  quiet answer. "That I am no enemy of  yours, I intend to prove. Do not let  us quarrel over mere empty words. You  know  one   Silas Goodevo?"  "I do. As great and noble-hearted a  mum   as  ever  lived."  "Two nights ago he vfeited you at  Ormsby Towers.     Is it  not so?"  Cyril was silent.  "Leaving in your hands a certain confession?    You see I am well informed."  "I must know the name of your informant before I reply to any questioning."  "My informant was Silas Goodevc,  himself."  "I must have proof of that-"  "What better proof can you have than  th* knowledge I possess of facts which  otherwise were known only to your two  The Art  of Talk.  y  depends on   its freshness  MA sto  win appreciation.  "Oh, no; a fresh listener  ������s welL"���������Chicago Record.  to  will do jus.  selves?"  "Granting what 5'ou say to be true,  what is your purpose in summoning me  hero?"   - ..,-,*  "To demand that the confession lodged in your hands by Silas Goodeve be  returned tonme, I replacing it by another. The paper you hold is in Silas  Goodeve's handwriting; and would, if  made public, betray his father *o the  scaffold."  '"Were   his   father   living.   .\i:s."    .  "His  father  is  living!    I am, Richard  Goodeve!"  After the first moment of surpr'se,  Cyril's  movement   was  a   natural  one.  Springing forward, he grasped, Goodeve by the collar.  "Ii* what you say be irue���������if what  you have said' is not (be raving of a  madman or a fool���������'you ;>iv my prisoner.  Any attempt to escape would he useb ss.  I am armed, a,* you see." And drawing  the revolver he caine.l, he poiii'ed it  at   the  farmer's he-id-c ������  Richard Goodeve never ' .1 loved ��������� a  muscle-  ��������� There "was' something' in (lie  quietude of Richard Goodeve's  that awed Cyril almost in spite  self. _. He replaced the pistol  pocket, saying, as he did so. "You have  been greatly criminal. Richard Goodeve,  and must not hope to escape the punishment of crime; but, knowing your siory,  and for you son's sake, I pity you --  deeply  pity you."  ."If it were given us to read each  other's hearts, .most men would pity  me. Resume your seat, Mr. Ormsby: 1  have a long and sad tor'y to tell���������t-he  story of a ruined life-"  It would be superfluous for us to repeat here the incidents in Richard Goodeve's career.      ''        .  Nothing was, hidden in the confession  he made, even to the assault .upon him  by Sir Hugh���������his determination to ' be  revonged-7-his 'belief in the existence of  an intrigue between Lady Willoughby  and Cyril's father���������the means by which  he had possessed himself of the knowledge of the rendezvous in the woods,  and the manner in which he had conveyed that knowledge to Sir Hugh. He  had. resolved to tell : all, and all was  told. ��������� .       ,  "I was desperate' .at being hunted  down ike some wild animal; and, as we  crashed through "the brushwood, bis  voice menacing me, and his hand almost  upon my shoulder, I thought "of the  whip-mark upon my, face, and,the blood  got up into my brain, and I was mad.  if ever man was mad, when T turned  and fired. The thing once done. I  'would gladily���������-ah, so gladly!���������have laid  down my own life could.,1 have brought  back life to tlie man who lay prostrate  at my feet. I knelt beside him", raise 1  his head in my lap, and called him. by  name- - At that moment another man',  emerging from the shadow of the bushes,  came quickly towards me- I leaped to  my feet, and with the instinct of self-  preservation, turned upon him, pistol in  hand.  ''That man was Daniel" Scratton.  "Scratton saw at a  glance what h-j.l  occurred,      but    'continued,      fearlessly  enough, to advance towards me.  " 'Keep back!' I cried, standing be-  tv. cen him and the body among the  ferns.    'I'll fire if you come nearer!'    ,  "'Don't be foolish, Richard!' he said,  in a low .voice���������but which 'penetrated  the ear atone- 'Have I not been your  friend always���������your fast ' friend in  trouble, and do you vhink I will turn  my hack-upon you now?'  1 "I stood duniofounded, uncertain what  to do, but he, as cool as if he had been  walking up Gafford High Street, passed me,  and bent over  Sir Hugh-  " 'He is quite 'dead!' These wore his  first words. His next were. 'And I am  glad of it! You couldn't have hated uhis  man more than I did!"  "He opened���������with* a strangely steady  hands, to my thinking, for my own were  shaking like aspen leaves���������the dead  man's coat, and taking a note-case from  an inside pocket, began quickly- to examine the  papers  it  contained.  "He drew out one with a sort . of  triumphant chuckle, but before be could  do anytbingniore'than glance at it,l had  snatched   it   from   him. ���������  "'Would you. rob the dead?' I asked,  fo-r I saw by the movement of his hands  bis intention was to have torn it into  fragments.  "I shall never forget the look he gave  nie-,  " 'I should never have had the courage to .have.'killed bim!' he. said; 'but  if I bad killed nim, I should have  shown more courage than you do no.v-  No otherc eye but mine has witnessed  the deed. Richard, your life is in my  'hands!' ���������     ������  "Furious, I raised the pistol. 'And  yours?' \  " 'Pshaw! I know you too well, to  dream that"-you would harm a tried  friend.'  "The coolness of the man surprised  and terrified nie.  "I glanced at the paper-  "It   was   a   receipt   for   one   thousand  pounds,  paid by  Sir  Hugh  Willoughby,  drawn  out   with   every   legal   formality,  and signed  by  Scratton-  " 'This is a receipt for money paid.  What value can it now have for you?'  I asked.   ���������  " 'If that slip of paper is destroyed,  just one thousand pounds will have to  be paid over again,' he answered, with  a significant leer. 'It is the dead man  who pays for the keeping of your  secret.' "  "And you gave him tlie receipt?" im-  .errupted Cyril-  To be Continued;  It's a Short Road  from a cough to consumption.  Don't neglect a cough���������take  Shiloh's  Consumption  Cere  when your cold appears.- The  "ounce of prevention/' ia  better than years of illness.  " Words canpot express my gratitude for the  good Shii.oh's Consumption  Cure   has done  mc.    I had a chronic cough���������was in a danjjer-  ,    ous condition.    Shiloii cured the cough and  saved ma from consumption."  J. K. STURGIS, Niagara Falls.'  , Shlioli's Consumption Cure is sold by all '  druggists in Can ml a and United State's at  35c, ������Oc, !������1.00 a. bottle. In Great Kiitnin  at Is. 2d., 2s. 3d., aud 4. 6d. A printed  guarantee goef* wi(H every bottle. ��������� If, you  "are not satisfied go to your drug-gist and get  your money back.  Write for illustrated book on Consumption.    Sent  without cost to you.    S. C. Wells -*& Co., Toronto. "-  Always  Rrileved," .  ."People, are' Hrnwiuj, more incredulous  each year." remarked the man who disbelieves iu human nature.    ������  "I don't think so."- answered' the optimist. "1 have noticed that wh.'iiisvor  the* thermometer goes ahove S.") you can  tell anybody it's the hottest day ever  i.iiowu, and.he won'* ���������Joiil>" vou for ������. "������.o.-  oud." . "  MINARD'S LINIMENT Lui&eriM's Friend.  - <,. *  Tlie  Fox  and   lhe  Deer.  "It will- be necessary." remarked- the  hear, who was chairman of the animal  meetin;j. "to raise a handsome sum 'if we  intend to carry out the idea of bribing  the hunter to withdraw-from this,neighborhood. 1 have here a blank subscription paper all ready for signatures. Who  will head  it?"  There was a moment's silence.  "Permit, me to su?gest,"t said the fox,  "that it be passed to the *6uek." *  "And . why," inquired the/buck., "do  you single out me in this matter?"  "Because." replied the joker, "you  have the doe."���������Cleveland  Plain  Dealer.  UNA������D'S LIH1MENT is isel &T PlyHCtlll.  HALL  OP  FAME   ECHOES.  Attention is called to the intf>re<-. inj.<  fact that 1.5 out ot the .'10 names chosen  for rhe Hall of Kaiue are thos,. <if college  irradiiMtes h is about an even thing between the sell' made men and those who  had tit-dp.���������I-ioston Herald.  "l-'ame" is an uncertain'- quantity now.  Von can'neve- be sure that a dead man  is famous until ymi have written to the  Hall oi* Fame and have found out whether his name is included on its list. If it  isn't, the man is not famous, it matters  not bow fatuous he is.���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  Keep MINARD'S LINIMENT in tne Hem  No PnM,!p  to Mw  M. D.  Wilton ���������')o you know. I'm In a quandary.  Tilton���������Well, wlmt i" it7  Wilton���������Dr. Mloss ������>av"e tne some stuff  for my appetite, an-i it was so pffpotiial  that it co.sts me nearly twice as much  to live as before What puzzles me is  whether 1 ought to pay tbe doctor or he  ought  to   pay   hip  something.-  FOR  AULD LANG  SYNE.  Ladies of Canada :  "Should old acquaintance Toe forgot ?" The answer comes mechanically from every Britisher. Nor  should, new acquaintance be forgot.  Remember that on the bloody fields  of South Africa your brave soldier  boys were on the firing line, flanked  by loyal British subjects from Ceylon  and India. In the midst of danger,  lasting friendships were formed, and  you, ladies, of Canada, have it in  your power to cement those bonds.  The Green teas of Ceylon and India  appeal to you from sentiment. By  using them you not only aid your  brother colonists, but you get absolutely the best teas. Those of you  who drink green Japan teas have'a  revelation in store if you make the  change. Blue Ribbon, Salada and  Monsoon packets may be had from  your  grocer.���������-Colonist.  She  Conldn't   Stnnrt  It.  "No." said the beautiful actress; "1  '���������annot be your wife. I love you dearly,  Mr. Frost, nnd if you had any other  name I would he glad to go through  life sharing your joys and sorrows."  "But." be protested, "my name  should not stand in the way. What is  it Shakespeare says? "A rose by any  other name would smell as sweet.'  What is the matter with my name?  Does history record a single dark or  unworthy deed committed by a Frost?  No. Ah. darling, say you will make  me the happiest man on earth!"  "No. no! 1 cannot! 1 cannot!" she  moaned. "Why. if 1 were to marry you  every* newspaper paragrapber In the  country would have something to say  next morning about 'the Frost Miss  Darlington rece'vpd "at -"esr<"**g.y'B performance.' "  VICTIMS OF VESUVIUS  BURYING OF THE CITIES OF POMPEII  AND  HERCULANEUM.  The Memorable Eruption l*y Which  .This Grim Oestroyer Spread Horror  nnd Denth. Under ltd Rain of Volcanic Ashes. <  Pompeii is believed to have had rather  more than 20,000 inhabitants. - The-city  stood' ou an elevation overlooking the  sea. the whole of the bay of Naples"be-  in'g iu' view,' while in the background  loomed grim Vesuvius, the destined Ue-,  stioyer. Close by flowed the river Sarno,  which was crossed by a bridge. ,The volcano was supposed to be extinct, and its  sides were cultivated all the way up to  the summit.' Grapes Avere largely grown,  and wine making was 'an important industry in the neighborhood, which likewise produced cabbages famous for their,  excellence.  It was the city of the clan of (he Pcim-  peys. founded by ,the Oseans, an ancient  Italian tribe, iu the sixth century B. C.  or" earlier, afterward conquered by the  Samnites,0 a rival tribe, and . evenually  absorbed by mighty "Home. /.The culture  of the people was'very Greek.- They worshiped various Greek gods and used the  , Greek names for their 'weights and measures. Being so beautifully situated aud  having a'delightful climate, -Pompeii was,  a favorite resort of wealthy Romans,  mauy of whom' had villas there. Cicero  had a handsome "cottage," as it would  now be called, and the imperial family  maintained, a palace close by. The villas'  were mostly on the high ground back of  ���������the towntoward Vesuvius and facing the  sea. ������ , !  Small earthquakes ^were- frequent, but  not iniich was thought of thoni. On the.  Hth day, of February iu the year 03 A. D.-  there came a tremendous shock, which  was a warning of what was to follow. It  threw down a large part of the city, in-'  chiding the beautiful temples of Jupiter.  Apollo and Isis. but most of tho damage,  was repaired by the time of tho great catastrophe. . . ���������  The eruption which was destined to be  bo memorable began early in the morning  of Feb.'24. 79 A. D. Spectators looking  from a great distance saw a mighty cloud  spread-and overhang the city like a vast  and ominous 'umbrella. There was still  plenty of time to, get-'away in'safety, and  doubtless a1-majority of the' people'did  escape before the impending volcanic  storm began. .Judging from the number  of skeletons thus far discovered it seems  probable that not more than about 2,000  persons actually perished. However, a  great many who attempted" to leave in  boats.may have lost their lives.  Admiral Pliny, with a fleet, was not  far a way,-and letters brought by mounted  couriers reached Jiini as early as 1 p. m.  that day begging him to come as,quickly,  as possible with his ships aud help to  rescue the people: He set 'sail immediately and. arriving withiu sight of Vesuvius at nightfall, ran into the "rain of  pumice that was then falling.. It was  impossible to make a landing at-Pompeii,  and so he disembarked au Stabia.' where  it was hailing cinders at such a ram that  during the night he was obliged to leave  the room in which he slept for fear lest .  the door might be, blocked up. > On the  following morning he died, being suffo  cated by volcanic fumes.  Early in the afternoon of Feb. 24 the  hail of pumice began to fall upon doomed  l.'ompeii. the pieces averaging about the  size of a walnut, together with torrents  of rain. It must then have been almost  too late for anybody who remained in-the  city to get away. Repeated shocks of  earthquake contributed to the horror of  the scene, incidentally demolishing the  bridge over the Sarno and so shutting off  escape in that directipn. Meanwhile rivers of pumice mixed with water flowed  down the slope of/Vesuvius on the other  side and overwhelmed the neighboring  Herculan~um.  The pumice fell in Pompeii uiitil the  streets of the city'were covered eight to  ten feet deep with it. Its weight broke  in the roofs of many of the houses, and  the destruction of lives must have already  been frightful. Nevertheless many of  the people still survived, seeking refuge  in cellars and other such, places of retreat. They must have, imagined that  there  was  still   hope   when   early  in  the  mornmg'of the. next day (Feb. 25) there  came a great shock, and ashes began falling in a continuous shower with the rain.  Though day had arrived it grew darker  than ever, if possible; a cloud of frightful  blackness settling down over the land,  while the lightning and'thunder were appalling. Shock followed shock, and the  survivors must at last have concluded  ��������� that their last hour was at hand. Such  was in truth the case". The'storm of ashes lasted nearly all day long. ' They drifted in through the'windows of the houses  and /suffocated all who remained alive.'  They covered the city with a sheet of  death six to seven feet thick.     *,  Thus'was completed,the destruction of  Pompeii. When it was all over, the roofs'  of many of the houses still emerged above  the volcanic debris which had overwhelmed the city. Hercuraneum. however, ,had wholly disappeared under the  streams of mud, 05, feet deep in spots,  which had flowed over it. This mud, being a sort of natural concrete, soon' hard-,  ened into' stone, which .is today of such_'*  solidity as to make oxcvatioi' w">fls extremely didiciilt.. ', J    ,-'  ^M  - Verbs*  From   Proper Name*.  ' We say "to mesmerize," "to galvanize," "to'guillotine.'' "to macadamize,"  "to gerrymander." If tbe heroes of the  Ilomeric   epos   were .real    persons,    we  ' may add V.o hector" and "to pander."  Pamphylla. a Greek lady who compiled  a history of .the-world in 3~> little books.'  has given her name, to "pamphlet" and  "to '" pamphleteer." "To pasquinade" is  due to Pasquino, a cobbler ut~Rome. in  whose ugly face the Romans detected a.  resemblance to the statue of an ancient  gladiator which was erected near the-  Piazza Navoua, on whose pedestal it was  the   practice    to , post  'lampoons.    ' "To  ^sandwich" is derived indirectly from the  Earl of Sandwich, who invented a repast"  which enabled hira?to dispense with regular meals when - at" cards.���������Notrs 'and  Queries.        ' -- '     ���������      '  A Fran U Confession. ���������-  "When beauty' is hot skin deep, it becomes a sort, of skin game." observed the  .wise young woman as she transferred b'-r'  creamy complexion from th" powder box  to her face.  ' In Russia the hair of rabbits and other  animals is converted into bowls: dishes  and plates, which are valued for their  strength, durability and lightness. The  articles have the appearance of varuish;  ������d leather. ������������������'.."?  His 'Doithis Fee,  -Lawyer Smart���������Good morning, Mr.  Gull.  .What can I do for you today?  "I w'ant to get your opinion on a matter of law."  ' "Yes."  '"__-������  "My    hens  ^got   into   my    neighbor"^  Brown's yard, and' he poisoned them.  What I want to know is. can I recov-ei*  damages?"  "Certainly. It- was malicious- mischief on his part, -besides- being a "de>  struction of your property."    '< - ,  "Thanks. But hold! 1 stated that  wrong. It was Brown's hens got into  my yard, and it was I who administered the poison."  "Ah, yes; I sec. That puts a differ--  ent color upon the transaction, and It  .is clear that he, in the .person of his  hens, was the trespasser; whereas in  leaving the poison on your premises  you were quite unaware that his fowls  would eat it.- - It was purely au accident, so far as you were concerned."*  "Thanks.    How much?"      '  "Thirteen and fourpeuce."   .  "Why,   that's  just  twice  what  you *  asked   for  a   legal, opinion-  the  other  day." "~T~;  "I know it. but. you see. I have given  you two opinions today."���������London AtH  swers.      j   Cause l<*or Alurm.  "Gee whiz!" exclaimed the,giraffe, in  the menagerie tent, "is this horseless  business going to strike us next?",  "What's the matter?" inquired - his  mate.  "That matinee girl just passed by on  the arm of a  bum actor, and I'm sure I  heard "her say she'd be tickled to death if  he'd give her his auto-giraffe."���������Philadel- '  D'hia  Pi-ess.   '  DR. CHASE'S HELP  TO THE WORKERS.  When the Brain Lags, the Body Weakens and Physical Bankruptcy Threatens, Dr. Chase's Nerve Food  Seeks Out the Weak Spots and Builds Them Up.  Ask fer MM and tab bo otter.  Canadians are workers. Some from  necessity, others from ambition.  Some to provide for self, others for  the daily bread of those dependent  upon them. 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'!  i  i  ���������J  in  V-i  i  ---'Il  yt  m  4  I  -���������At  ,S1  .-"fl  ,yl  .- i  !  "il  'I  fit  y,  /.I  mm  m ^y  V   7 "*  \' '     - " -  I  When it was finally settled that I  Was to go lip into the mountains of  Wyoming on a hunting trip with old  ���������   Bill Potts; a ��������� dozen men called to bid  me-' a la'str goodby.   They looked their  pity 'and sorrow, and _ their -hands lin-J  , gered lovingly in mine.' ,1 was rather  , skeptical I didn't see why ,1 should be  pulled down by a mountain lion, clawed into mince meat by a'grizzly, bear  ov buried under a landslide,, but they  smiled feebly and' shook their heads  In a solemn way. Only one telegram  received out'of eight or ten threw any  light.on the matter, and the light came  - too late. , It read: '  "if.-youare going hunting with old  Bill Potts, you'd better make your will'  ' and leave things easy forthe widowed  and fatherless." ' .    '  The' other telegrams, simply, read  that- the senders would see- that my  <*- grave was tept green, If it could - ever  be--found, and that'it was tc< be hoped'  ���������> ' I wouldn't suffer over a'week in dying.  I liked old Bill. He was , hale and  hearty and good natured, and he could  paek;.a-mule,-cook a good meal'and  ' eho.ot fairly straight. t He was a smoker and a chewer, played a good game  of euchre," and I had every confidence  - j that the pair of" us would get along  like brothers.  ���������We got away in' good  J style, and it was two full days������ before  ,'   ^anything happened"to shake my coh-  . '   fidence in him.   Then, as I,sat cleaning  my  rifle, be' picked up the ax to cut  some5  wood.",, He*-lhadn't- "made   sis  ���������.strokes before'the ax flew off the, handle'and almost shaved my hair as "it  "passed.   ; ���������  ,  "Excuse tne, colonel."'"said old Bill  ,     as he held' up the- handle. - "That ax  - , has bin loose for the last six months  ; and orter have bin fixed.   I'll tend to  ...  It the first rainy day we have."  ���������, "But, .man. that was a close call for  me," I said as I felt my anger rising.  1 ''Yes, colonel,' but as long as no damage was done it's ^all right.    1 kinder  thought It ������was'goin* to cut;yer head  "   off, but Itriza leetle and missed ye." '  . Jl figured that it. was pure-accident  , and overlooked it;    Next morning old  . Bill found the trail of a lion near our  -. .camp, and. after breakfast'we took It  "up" and started out.:-"~I-had-a^Winches-  ter, and he' had'a' double'barreled 6hotv  , gun loaded with buckshot.   He.toolc<the  lead,  and we had  trailed ;.for,. half a  *-. *��������� 'mile' when- 1  stumbled  over - a stone  and pitched .forward.^ Potts was about  20   feet  ahead   of   me,   gun -on   his  ' shoulder, and  passing  perfectly .open  ground.' As"I went down both barrels  ." of his  gun  were discharged,  and  my  -  hair   curled   as   the   handfu'f of   shot  shrieked over me and cut away half  the branches.of a young pine.  "What is it? What were you shooting at?" I shouted as I ^scrambled up,  half expecting the lion had got. in our  ��������� rear and was stalking us.'  "Ye'see,, colonel," replied old Potts,  with a sheepish look on hfs face, "I alius carry my gun on the.full cock, so's  to save time, and I guess I must .have  bin flnge'rin them hammers."  - "You doltl You idiot! You jackass!"  I yelled at him as I looked for a club.  "If I  hadn't stumbled over that stone,  -you'd have blown a hole through me as  big as a barrel."-  "Yes. but ye stumbled, and, bein as  ��������� no harm was done, I hope ye won't get  mad about  it.     Whv. sich  liable to happen every day."  I told Potts that if I ever caught bim  .. carrying his gun in that shape again  I'd pump lead into his #egs and leave  Uim to the0 wolves, and for the rest of  the day the relations between us were  strained. Under the influence of a  good supper and a pipe we got closer  together, however, and by and by he  -went into the tent for the cards. He  was. fussing around for several minutes, and I had just opened- my mouth  to ask him the cause of his delay when  a bullet lifted the hat off my head and  6ent It ten feet behind me. I made  two jumps for a bowlder and yelled  to Potts, thinking I had been fired on  by a renegade Indian, but when the  man came out with my self cocking revolver in his hand I knew what had  happened.  "You blunderhead! You fool of a  jackass!" I shouted as I made up to  him, but he backed off and protesting-  ly expla.jed:  "Don't git narvous, colonel.     I   had'  never seen one of these self cockers  and was jest try in it.    I  might have  p'inted it the other Way, but I didn't  think."  "No, you didn't, and the ball went  through my hat. Potts, you are a  fool. (You don't know enough to chew  beans."  "What a fuss to raise over a leetle  accident, and nobody hurt at that!"  sighed Potts, and-we spoke no more  together that'evening. I made up my  mind before going to sleep that the  firm of Soft & Potts would dissolve  after breakfast by mutual consent or  otherwise, but he prepared such a  good meal and seemed so downcast  and repentant that I found myself  melting. We had with us a thuflfcning  big bear trap, and while he shouldered  it and set off to place it in hopes to  catch a lion  I  took  up my gun and  went in another direction. -  I came "-back to. camp at noon with a  small deer oh my back and found Potts  nnd dinner waiting.    Two hours later,  when we had taken care of the meat  and the hide;, he asked me to go with  him ,and see a hot spring he, bad discovered   farther*, up  the  mountain..,   1  saw that the hammers of Sis gun were  down: but. not knowing what surprise  he might have up his sleeve. I took the  lead.     Now   and' then,he  gave   me   a  word of dlnvrion. and he had just announced  the  spring,as close at   hand  when,!   tripped and   fell. , I   heard, the  "lank r.f" a eliain. and It flashed across,  me' that I was pitching forward on to  his bear trap.   ITfell. but. I also swerv-  .ed aside,-and it was my' rifle which  struck the pan and' sprang the trap.  The terrible jaws, each armed with 15  great teeth, closed together within a  foot of my face and with a sound that  made mo think of a'surgeon sawing  off legs.    I had escaped, but vhiy gun  was caught in a giant's vise.   I got up  and tried to, call old Potts names, b'ut  It was so shaken and mad that not a  word would come.    He stood looking  "at me with a puzzled and anxious expression on his face, as if wondering  what there was to break loose about.,  and at' last -I grabbed up a club and  jumped in on  him.,   I  believe that 1  chased him fully a mile before 1 gave  up. but he kept out of my way.. When,  I, finally sat down  to < rest,' he caine  sneaking back to say-:. ,  "Colonel, they all said ye was a queer,  sort of a critter,, but this last circus  beats my time.-' Mebbe ye'11' tell me  what it's all about?"���������, ,       , ,'- -  "And maybe I'll pump 1G bullets' into you as soon as I get hold of my-.-ri-  fle!" I gasped. "Potts; you ought,to-be  killed out of hand. It won't be murder  to wipe you off the face,of the earth."  "Bekase of that b'ar trap?" he asked.  , "Yes. of course. - You knew where it.  was and never said a word to me. If I  hadn't struck the chain with my foot.  I'd have walked right into it'."  "Yes, I'd sorter forgot 'bout that  trap," he mused as he1 scratched his  ear, "but it's ail right, ain't it? ' Ye  didn't walk into it, and I can't see why  ye shouldrkick up sich a row. Lordy.  but ye seem to be a' mighty pertickler  and.that I'd, soon cut my job, xbut ye  talked smooth* and give orders fur  plenty.-of-grub, and I was willln -to  take chances.   Howsumever"���������  " "Howsumever what, you' nearsighted,-' squint eyed, dunderheaded pot  hunter?"    .,       "   -  "Howsumever, colonel, the boys was  right, and, bein V can't do nuthin to  please ye, though, I have tried my best,  I guess I'll resign, and ye kin run the  circus yerself."   .    *  Next day we started the outfit for  home. Potts might have reconsidered  bis resignation, but I wouldn't give  him a chance. I couldn't stay up there  , alone, but it was death to stay with  him. We made the journey of 50 miles  without a ,word. When we reached-  home" I paid him off and said:   ,   J  "Potts, you���������you���������-you are an unhung  idiot!" ��������� ���������  "What fur,, colonel?" he innocently  asked. ( ,  "Because you can't help it." ��������� **. "  - "/Waal, mebbe I 'am, but if ye could  only have held on to that crankiness of  yers we'd have' got at least four b'ars'  and five or six lions, to say nuthin of  wolv.es and wildcats. Day, to ye,' colonel. -.Awful sorry ye can't- help yer  meanness."       , .  THE  AIM.  0 thou who lovest' not alone  The swift success, th'e instant goal,������  But has a lenient eye to mark  <:   The failures of the inconstant soul,  , - <* -"  Consider not my little'worth���������  -"The mean achievement; scamped in act���������  Tlie high resolve and low result,  Tlie dream that durst not,face the fact.  But count the,reach of my desire, ���������������  .Let this be something in thy sight;  ; I have not, in the slothful dark.  Forgot the vision, and the height..  ,Ncithcr-my body nor my soul  To earth's low ease1 will yield consent, c  1 praise thee for the will to strive;  ' I bless thy ,goad of discontent. -  ���������Charles >G. D. Roberts in Criterion.  Not an 111 Wind J  man  t������������  things are  It was a bit of. a job'to get my rifle  free of the jaws, and I then dumped  the old trap into a ravine and warned  Potts that-if he showed his'face  in  camp  I'd   fusillade   him.     He. waited  for. two or "three hours and then came  in  with an, injured.expression on bis  face and started up-the lire. for������supper.i  ���������* By'that time I had got over my, desire'  to shed his blood.-but I couldnftyover-  look   his   carelessness."   We   ate*   and  smoked and sat around In silence..and  next day would have seen* the partner  .ship dissolved for sure but for" an incident of the night.    Soon after midnight a grizzly came skulking around  and' almost stampeded our mules, and  Potts' showed his garneness by-bluffing  the  old  fellow  back" into' the  thicket  without'waiting  for me.    This broke  the ice and made us friends again, and  it was agreed to give old Ephraim a  hard run for it next day.   When morning came, I had about taken old Potts  under my wing oj-jain and was secretly  glad- that I hadn't- reached  him with  my  club.    As soon as  breakfast was  dispatched we started out.    The bear  had left tracks as bi\g\ as a house and  in going away had  headed  along  the  mountain.    We could reasonably hope  to  bole  him  up  somewhere   within  a  mile,   provided   he   had    satisfied    his  hunger and got home in the due season.     When we finally came to a likely  spot. I went to the right and- Potts to  the left to investigate an opening in  tho   rocks.     I   made  a  slow  advance,  realizing  that   the   bear  might  be   in  ambush behind any of the big bowlders, and I was crouching alongside of,  one,   with   neck  stretched   out,   when  there was a whiz and  a spat, and  I  was blinded for a moment by particles  of stone flung into my eyes.   Potts was  carrying a  rifle  that day,  and as  its  bark  followed the spat of the bullet 1  knew   what   had   happened.     While   1  had my hands to my eyes I heard him  shout, at the top of his voice:  "Hey. colonel. I've got him���������got him  fur sure!"  Half a minute later he stood beside  me. prepared to finish:off the "game."  I think he was really surprised and perhaps considerably disappointed when  he found a living man instead of a  dead grizzly, and he .hadn't a word to  say. He sat down near nie on a rock,  and it was five minutes before I had  my eyes cleared enough to make him  out. Then I brought up my Winches-,  ter and said: ���������  "Potts, I'm going to shoot 1G holes  into your jackass carcass! Where do  you want the first.one?"  "So it was ye instead of a b'ar?" he  queried in reply.  "It was. and you knew It wag. You  meant to murder aud rob me. you old  villain! Talk fast, now, for you haven't  got 60 seconds to live!"  "Look here, colonel," he protested,  but. only mildly, "it was a mistake anybody might have made, and. bein ye  wasn't hurt. I don't see why ye should  kick up Dan'l.    Fact is, colonel"���������  "Go on! Go on! You have 20 seconds more!" I said as he baited.  "Waal, the fact of it is I'm goin to  quit. I never was out with one of ye  newspaper men before, aud dang my  hide if ever 1 want to be ag'in. The  b03's said ye was a crank and a. kicker  FOR IT BLEW SOMEBODY   t'J  GOOD.  BY W. R. ROSE.  f'i"i-i-i"i''H"!"!������!-:"i������i-i������!"i"i"i"i-!<'i������:..i..i.^  It was* a cloudy fall day. Out of the  "slate "colored sky the rain fell in little  showers from time to time. The wind  blew' strong from thelake.  ^"' It blew particularly strong up the  street between the tall bank building and  .the ancient stone church. The wind always blew, strong ^ here. It seemed as if  the two buildings drew the gale between  them as through a funnel. ' When the  wind.blew lightly in other sections of the  city, it blew strong here.   ���������  This made.it a trap and.a surprise"for  the unwary^ The *- pedestrian coming  along in the lee of the bank building and  quite unsuspicious of what awaited him  beyond launched boldly into the street  from the .shelter of the sandstone pile  to find himself fiercely buffeted about, his;  hat torn from his head, his umbrella  rudely reversed and he himself driven  from his path and "forced to-tack manful-'  ly before he could pull into the harbor of  shelter in the lee of the gray old church.  There was a little crowd of men and  boys on'the", steps of the venerable structure this particular fall afternoon. Some  of them' had been there for an hour or  more���������ever since the wiud freshened.  They were enjoying themselves at the  expense of the unhappy victims who ventured across the highway from the bank  building. A rifled hat raised a shout of  joy. a wrecked umbrella drew forth hilarious cheers. They, didn'thecd the fitful  spurts of rain; they were having too  much sport to be mindful of potty discomforts. Luckily most of the targets of  their mirth were men and boys. They  didn't restrain-their glee, however, when  some luckless female ventured into the  wind . trap. Probably if there had been  any real danger their chivalry would  have awakened. As it was, they were  there to enjoy the free show. ,  Rupert Strong had just come down from  his office, and the crowd attracted his attention. . He stepped up to see what it  meant. As lie neared the laughing group  a short, stout lady stepped from the bank  entrance and looked up at the sky. Then  she deliberately raised an umbrella and  started to cover the fatal crossing. Ten  feet from the curb the wind caught her.  Rhe was a broadly shining mark. The  rude blast turned her umbrella inside  out. it flung her hat over one ear, it  forced her at an acute angle out into the  highway". Struggle as she . might, she  couldn't make headway against the gale.  The wicked crowd at the church ��������� steps  chuckled with delight.  Rupert Strong saw the plight of this  forlorn craft and. clapping his hat a little  tighter on his head, hurried to the rescue., , In a dozer: strides he reached the  buffeted dame and, passing his arm firmly about her waist, drew her on a new  tack and. running, as, it were, before the  wind, brought her into the park, where  the force of the blast was bi������>ken by the  tall buildings across the way. The crowd  on the church steps cheered this gallant  act..  "Pray, sir," gasped the stout lady, "are  you a professional rescuer?"  "Madam!" -   .      .  "Will you permit me to call your attention to the fact tbat your arm is still  in the neighborhood, oi what was once my  waist?"  "I beg your pardon, madam."  "Force of habit, I suppose," said the  stout lady dryly.  Rupert laughed, and the stout lady  laughed. She was a very bright eyed  stout lady, with short gray curis and a  shrewd though kindly face.  "Permit me. madam." said Rupert. He  reached up quickly and straightened tho  lopsided bonnet.   Then he took the wreck  of   the   umbrella   from   her .unresisting  hand.  "Throw it in the gutter," said the stout  lady.  Rupert obeyed and, raising his 'own  umbrella, which he had gripped tightly  under one arm, held it over the stout  lady's head and marched along by her  side.  "I am sure I'm much obliged to you."  said the stout lady, looking up at the tall  young fellow. "I was afraid that re-  ppect for age had quite died out among  the young men of today. It, must have  required-a good deal of moral courage  to face the jeers of that crowd of idiots  on the church steps."        .        ' ' .  "It  struck   mp'at  the moment."  said  Rupert," "that   the  main 'tiling  required  was a reasonable amount of physical resistance to that impudent blast."  ,   "What's your business, young man?"  -, "I am a'lawyer, madam." '  ("Ah!   Eternally on the lookout for prospective clients, of course?*'  Rupert laughed at the grim insinuation.  7 "Struggling young lawyers can't afford  to leave any stone unturned," he said.  "Nor any- stout old lady overturned."  laughed his companion. Then she looked  up^at' him > again with a sharp glance.  "Do you know Lawyer Barlow,?" she  asked. ' '  "I   have   the   honor   of   his   acquaintance," replied Rupert.  ���������'.'Ever meet him professionally?"  "Fate once threw  me on  the opposite  side in a bit of litigation wherein the distinguished  counsel  prominently figured."  "And the result?"  "Lawyer. Barlow lost the case."  "Not much of a case, I'fancy."said the  stout lady.  "I beg your pardon." ������-aid Rupert, "but  I must disagree with you.'   It was really  quite a case..   It netted me $70."        fi  The stout lady laughed.  "There's my card.'.'she said.   Then she  abruptly added: "Let me have your card,  young man.    I am going to borrow your  umbrella, and I  want to know to'whom-  I am'fndebted.   .And, when you come u;i  to reclaim it, which you may do to:uo:-  row evening. I may have something further to say ro you-   There's my name."  Rupert found a loose card in his pocket  "and handed it over, faking the stor.t  lady's card in exchange. A moment later  'he had put her aboard the car and tinned away. As he regained" the .sidewalk  he glanced at the, stout lady's card. Then  he softly whistled. The bit of pasteboard bore the name of Mrs. Jane. Bul-  lington, and Mrs; Jane Buflington was  understood to he the city's richest woman. ' He had heard many talcs of the  lady's wealth aiid generosity and occasional eccentricity. He put the card  'carefully in his pocket and trudged toward his boarding place unmindful of the  drizzling rain that steadily increased.  The .next evening: arrayed in' his best,  the young lawyer-sought the,home of "the  rich widow. .       '  ."This is a funny adventure." , he ' remarked to himself as > he" ascended the  white steps tothe-massive entrance. "It  almost looks like a bid for business-, but  I'm scarcely'in a position to be fastidious." ,   . . "'''-      X .       .  ~ He sent in his card and was at once  ushered into the drawing room. It was  a' large apartment, but dimly lighted.  Two ladies were sitting at the lower end  of the room. One was the lady of his  adventure:  the  other  he  did   not, recog-  duct. eli?"  ' "Madam, I thought I did for the best."  "What   she .might   have   thought,   of  course,   didn't   enter   your   selfish   programme.     But where are the  proofs of  your pretty romance?",  "I have but>' one. madam, the umbrella." ,  ������������������   "There's  no technicality  to  save  you  this time,  young  man."  said1 the  stout  lady grimly.    "I'm going to sift your story to the very bottom." - She turned from  him and looked toward the lower end of  the long and dimly lighted-room.  "Come here, my dear," she called.  A  figure arose  and  slowly  came forward.'  "Yes, auntie."  Rupert stood up.    His knees trembled.  "My dear.'look this young man in the,  face and tell me if it is true that yor*  ever   loaned   bim  the  umbrella   of youx\  auntie."'  "Ella���������Miss Graham!" stammered Rupert.  The girl put out both hands.'  r   "Rupert!"'she murmured.   ,   - ** <���������  "Hoighty toighty!'* cried the stout lady.  "This is a prelty way to break up a  criminal investigation! There, sit down. .  both of you." She' shoot:, her chubby  finger at Rupert. ��������� "Young man," she solemnly said, "you really don't deserve  this. You've no "idea how much trouble  nnd anxiety you have caused us."  "Please don't, auntie," cried the blushing girl.      . _  "Well,   1 ��������� won't,"  said tbe stout lady.-,  "I'll change the subject. ' See here, sir.  You arc to report to Lawyer Barlow to- '  morrow morning.    I  have asked him to .  appoint you'associate counsel for my af-   '  fairs,     lie's' going  away   for  a  year  or  more,  and you will   find   that your task ���������-  is to be������no sinecure. - However, there will"  be a reasonable salary attached."  ,'  "Thank you, dear madam,"'said  Ru-<  pert. ,. "My  ambition  has   taken   a new   ,,  lease."  Work lias no terrors for me.   Nei- ,  thor has a" reasonable salary." -r' .  A moment'or two later .lie stout lady  , paused at the door of the apartment and -  looked back at,the young couple.   .They .  did not heed her.  "I ��������� fancy,"   she   smilingly   murmured,  "that it wasn't such an  ill ��������� wind,  after  ,all."���������Cleveland-Plain Dealer.   v-  Wliollj-   UniiccvHMnry.  " "My wife won't take a clock-,w.ith us-  when we camp out."  "How do you tell when it's time for  -meals?" -c .   - ,  "Oh, that's easy. We eat from morning till night."���������Chicago Record.  ��������� < No Lom to the Dentist.  'Patient���������Great Scott, doctor. I've swallowed "some of that gold you are plugging my teeth with! ,. -  - Dentist���������Thank you for mentioning it.  F shall include it in your bill.���������Harper'*  Bazar.        '"                    ,' '    >  nize.  The stout lady came'forward and gave  him her hand.  "Sit down," she said. "I'm glad to see  you. Lawyer Barlow fells me you won  that case on a technicality."  "I assure you, madam," said Rupert,  with much solemnily, "that I pocketed  my $70 without a qualm of conscience.  I couldn't have done that, you know, if I  had obtained it by trickery or fraud."  "Perhaps   not."   said    the   stout, lady  dryly.     "My 'impression   has   be.:!   that  lawyers  rarely  sulfcred   from  qualms  of  conscience.    By the way.  I  suppose' yoiu  have called for your umbrella?"  "At your own suggestion, madam."  "But the umbrella isn't yours."  "Not mine?"  "Never was yours."  Rupert  rallied.  "Have I ever claimed it. madam?" he  exclaimed, with great dignity.  "But it was in your possession."  "And now is in yours.".  .  "Another technicality!" cried the stout  lady.     "You  woukl^brand   me   as  a   receiver,   eh?     But" the  charge   falls   flat.  The umbrella is mine."  "Yours, madam!    How can that be?" .  "I bought it, sir.    It was borrowed and  never returned.     Now  clear your skirts  if you can.   Where did.you get it?"  Rupert hesitated.  "I will tell you." be answered. "It  may throw light on another matter of  deep concern, to me. That umbrella came  from the young woman whom I hoped to  make my wife. When I parted from .her  at the door of the friend she was visiting!  she made me take the umbrella'because  it was slightly raining. I am quite sure  I never opened it. and I believe I walked  back to my hotel with mj* hat off. Lov-'  ers are foolish, madam."  "Yes,   and   sometimes   cowardly.     Go"  con."   . ,.."���������  "I found a telegram awaiting me.   My  father  was   very   ill.    I' hurried, yhome.'  He died that night.    His 'affairs were in  a   desperate   condition.     When   all   was  cleared up. I found that my glittering expectations werewrocked'-and that I must  light the battle of life alone.    1 felt .that  I  could  no  longer dream  of asking the  young woman to be my wife.    Poor as I  was   it  would   have   been   madness.     T  heard of her occasionally here and thete  in the gay society of which she was the  pride,  and   then    I   saw   her   name-no  more.     Somebody  said  she was  abroad.  That's the story of the umbrella. mndain._  Sounds   woefully   unreal,   but   it's  quite  true.     I  meant to  return   it some  time,  and it's quite a load off my mind to know  that it-has.reached the real owner.   And  now. madam, it may be that yon can loll  nip   something   concerning   the   lady   to  whom  I have alluded.    I would  be very  glad to know that she is well and happy."  "Still interested in her, are you?" queried the stout lady.  "Yes,  madam."  "Notwithstanding your cowardly  con-  More  Snitnble.  "I object'to the personification, of  time in tbe guise of 'man," said" Ten-  spot. *��������� < ���������"���������".-  "���������*      ;  "Why?" asked Wbiffett.    -'  "So inappropriate. It should be Wi  woman.','  ,������������������'������������������_.  "Why?" -    ,  "You know the old proverb says;  'Time will tell.' " -..  Hnd Ti������ie������l  It.  '."Did you ever experiment with the  Kneipp cure?" asked one of the inmates of the convalescent ward at the  hospital.  - "Only for poverty," answered the  other, a large, freckle faced woman.  "I always .went barefoot when we  lived on tbe farm."  Not  13i.s   "Pa-Jlt.  "Why, Johnny, *howT much you look  like your father!" remarked a visitor  to a small 4-year-old.'  "Yes'm," .answered Johnny, with an  air of resignation, "that's what everybody, s'ays, but I can't help It."���������New:  Orleans Picavuna.  '   THE VERDICT.  Li Hung Chang and the allies will try  to talk the Chinese situation to a finish.���������  Philadelphia Ledger.  A woman in Oliio has secured a license  to run an engine. Running things is tha  specialty of the sex just now, and there  i.s no good reason discernible why engines shou'd h" ev^oted from the general'lot.-  Russia is to adopt the metric system,  ami when she has done this only the  United States and the United Kingdom,  among nalionx of any commercial importance." will adhere .to their ancient and  complicated systems of weights aud  measures!���������New York Journal of Commerce.  The Chicago school board is short of  money and talk? of closing the kindergartens/ This-would he starting economy at  the wrong end. The upper ten should bo  cut off before the lower teD thousand.,  The public shools should be. conducted  for the greatest gnej e*---.i������ greatest num-  ' ber.  Mr. Gojdwin'Smith thinks %that suicide  is on .the increase, and he has a remedy  for it. That remedy is marriage. If a  man lives by himself, he will develop! an  unwelcome habit of introspection and so  become despondent. The married man,  on the other hand, is busy and cheerful.  or if he is not he ought to be.���������Galveston  News.  American railroad equipments are supplanting the French articles on the new  underground lino in Paris. It appears  that the engineer who built the line and  who spent six years in this country'investigating methods of electric ��������� traction is  convinced of the superiority of American  made appliances. This i.s another view-  ny   for  American   workmanship.  .   l\  Rctci-hIIiIc.  McJigger���������My idea of a diplomat is one  who knows enough never to say too  much.  Thingumbob���������Or one who knows too  much ever to say enough.���������Philadelphia  Press. 1  !  if  'ii  t,  i  y  'i .  I  Kii  it-  ffl  5  p..  !  if  \*<  ii -  THE  CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2,a y ar, in advance.  r������a. 35. Bnfcerson. B&ttor.  ongi  a  ' Adrertisers who want ��������� their act  hanged,    should   get    copy in    by,  12 a.m, day before issue..  Snlworibers     failing    ' to   rece.ve     The  Ifrtws regularly will confer a favcr by noti-,  yiny   the   omce.  Job Work * Strictly C".  O. D.  .Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY,    FEB.   20,   190.0  r;  ,,.-.,. . ���������        ��������� ���������������������������        -  LOCALS.  Miss    Matthewson    is  still very-  low, pneumonia having set in.-  If you don't like Blue Ribbon extracts it is   because   you've  never  tried   them;  '     The performance of "Dot" isfur-  ,'  ther postponed   and  will  be  held  later for,the benefit of the  sufferers  b - the disaster.  An ex-Chinese cook ran   a-muck  ���������-'���������."���������"aVthe'.Waver.ly last Thursday  and  -   cut hi������ rival in the kitchen across the  .cheek with a knife.'     Six,, months.  t ( '       i ���������*���������  Ceylon Tea is the' finestv tea in  ...the world. . Blue Ribbon Tea ia the  finest Ceylon Tea in the world.  .  The relief-party" working   at :No ;  6 had been supplied wi'-h coffee and  Bandwiches on the day of   the   die-  ' aster. "Amongother things   was a  bundle of new underclothing   so as  to enable the men to  change - after  coming off shift/  All these were in  tho engine-room.    During the eve'n-  ., i ng, tho engineer   had   occasion   to  go out for a minute,  and when   he  returned   some   dastard,    without  conscience, h&i taken.-.-the   clothes.  - The opinion, expressed is   that-- ihe  ehouldbe dropped down the  shaft."  Genuine exiract of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanillais  tho only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.  TO THE  DEAF.  **���������.-���������  , A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noises in the Head by  Dr, Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drums may have  them free. Addres No. 14517  The Nicholson Institute, 780  Eighth Avenue, New York, U.S.A.  The Blue Ribbon brand of good  .are   put   up r.by   Canadians.    No  Chinese labor employed.   ���������  '   EXPLOSION AT NO. 6 SHAFT.  (from first page.)  6 shaft. They had been" undoubt-  Buffocalcd by afterdamp as there  are no marks of burning on the*  bodies. They had evidently moved  towards tho main drive- from their  stall when overcome. They were  removed to tho City Hall and at  2 p. m. the coroner's jury viewed  the remains.  '  *  At 12 o'clock Tuesday two more  bodies were discovered and brought  to the surface A Japanese and a  Chinese, supposed to be pushers.  4 p.m. shift coming off reported  rinding two moro bodies. . Those of  Vincenzo Crosptti and D. M. Davis.  They were somo distance from their  stnlls towards No. 6 shaft, and had  fallen at a cave in. Burnt about  the head and back of hands, probably from after explosions.  The Scene  Alter  fcho  Disaster.  Black smut and pieces of timber  q' all sixes, from dust to several  leot in length,  mangled   out  of all  shape,     pieces     of    iron  j t.visted into all forms, and bits of  iron pipe strewed the surface of the  , snow and earth for yards about the  si-aft. ��������� The place where the debris  w������t's most in evidence was   on the  \ upper^floor of the building, which  was'completely covered ,with this  wreckage, and all st.ained with the  devilish black of a.spent explosion.  o  The face of  the  engine   house,  50  , ff c^away. was painted the same internal   hue.      Inside    the" engine ���������  room, a shower "of wooden slivers of  1 x>  various sizes and shapes had partially covered the floor, being blown  through the openings. - Gas and  s mo 1cm issUx-'d from ever}' p ire about  the shaft mouth. .Rope"? stretched,  outside of all the  structures   was a  S> ' ''  warning for- the curious that   peril  existed.       All" smoking   near  the'  pi ace   was    promptly    suppre sed*  The -doc-tors    were   in' readiness*.  i ,  -Bandages and stimulants, clothing .  r c  and blankets promptly placed' to  be convenient iii case of need. Willing" volunteers were in numbers.'  ready to,risk life and relieve "their-  tired ^comrades ih a last ' grand effort to save;]life. ' ./ , , "���������  A sad case is that;of Wm. Sned-'  ( X  den.    He, it is said, was below  f-.-r  <        ," ,  the  purpose   of   bringing  out  his  tools,- as he   had  had- word of thes  -death " of one  of   his  children , in  Wellington and was going   to  take''  the boat that evening fur Nanaimo.  Poor fellow!  he was too late.'  The effect in the .public school  was said to be'dramatic'in tho extreme. When the report was heard  every-sound was sciiled on'the instant, and every child'* face was  white as they all stared .-with fear  filled eyes". , Then a 'girl, looking  through the window at the gigantic  column of smoke, began to sob.  School was dismissed and all filed  out in silence. * Children in a min-  ing camp realize the horrors of an  explosion.  Tho  Force of the Explosion.'  A slight idea of the force of the  explosioncould be gleaned when  one saw a square piece of boiler  plate, 3-16 thick and 15 inches  square, sticking into a beam over  the pit mouth, driven* three inches  into the hard fir'across the grain,  upon enquiry, it transpired that  this was-used as a chalking slate  for anything that was "required at  the bottom, and had been blown  up clear 600 feet to its resting place.  The concussion was violently felt  in No. 5 stalls, some 700 feet from  the stopping between the two workings, and trip of empty boxes was  pilejd up in confusion 500 yards  from the stopping. When the first  relief party went in they saw this  and that 'a mule was under the  boxes. When they returned, after  being.driven out by the damp, the  mule had freed himself and went  down the incline to the shaft. He  was "Paddy," a good, mule and a  long worker in No. 5.  TELBG.E.AKS..  The  following    telegrams    have  beep received by Mayor Carthew:  Ottawa, Que., Feb. 16th.  To the Mayor of Cumberland:  *��������� Regret extremely to learn from  Ralph Smith to-day of serious position of entombed miners. Hope  they may be safely rescued. ' Labor  department pleased to pay any  special expense of    efforts   in   that  direction.    Most anxious?, to he kept  advised  as  to   progress   of  rescue  work  H. Mulock, i  Minister of Labor.    ,, ,  V  , Nanaimo, B.C. Feb. loth.'   '  To James Carthew, Mayor, Cum-  ' berland, B C:  The sincere sympathy .of Union '���������  ites here are with you in your deep,  deep sorrow. ^ _   "  A. S. Hamilton.  ;r        ,     Jm): Rowan.  Nanaimo. B.Cl, Fun, 15/h..  To J. A.'Carihe-.v, fMayor,   Cum-,  , 'berland-:  Regret very much to hear , ,of accident. Ca;n we render any assistance? Could send fire engine, hose  and other assistance i. required.  Wire answer. Joan going up.  Wm:., Manson,  '    '    t, Maj-or.  Vancouver. B.C., Feb. 16th.' t '  " To the Mayor, Cumberland:    ���������  Vancouver's sympalhios with  you in your disaster. Please acl-  vi- e if relief, heeded and ��������� of what  character-.',- a  ���������  '       ��������������� T. O. TOVVNLBY,  ��������� Mavor.  ,,t   A-telegram to the same, ff ret'was  also received from Mayor H������yward  Victoria.,       ,  May or Carthew replied   ,">nd ' in-"  formed the ponders that  pecuniary  assistance  would   bo  required   by  the stricken families.        -o '���������   'Den'ta^ Surgeon,.  Will be in Cumberland from FEB.  20th to 27 th.,     -     ,    *  Omce���������Whitney Block..   t -   NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that  application will be 'made to the  "Legislative Assembly ' of the -Province of British Columbia, at its  next session, for an Act to incorporate a eompany with power to  construct, equip, maintain and  operate either a standard oi narrow  guage railway. for the purpose of  carrying passengers and freight^  including ail kinds of merchandise, from a point in Wellington  District, thence northerly to a point  in s Comox District, Vancouver  Island, situate on or near the 50th  parallel of latitude on or near the  cast.coast of Vancouver Island;  thence northerly through Sayward  and Ruper? Districts, to Cape Scott,  Vancouvar Island, or. to some other  point at or near the north end of  , Vancouver Inland; wi)h powor to  construct, operate, and maintain  branch lines to the coast on either  side of Vancouver Island, and to  other points, and all necessary  roads, bridges, ways, c and ferries,  .and .to- build,-own and maintain,  wharves, docks, saw-mills, and coal  bunkers; and with power to build,  equip, own, maintain and operate  steam and other vessels and boats,  and to operate the same on any-  navigable waters connecting with  the said railway lines or branches  thereof; and with-power to build,  own, equip, operate'.and maintain  telegraph and telephone lines 'in  connection with the said railway  and branches, and to carry on a  general express business?, , and to  build and operate all kinds of  plantb for the purpose of supplying  light, heat, electricity, and any  kind of motive power; and with,  power to acquire water rights, and  to construct dams and flumes for  improving and increasing "the water  privileges; and with power to expropriate land for   the  purpose  of  he coinp.ihy, and to acquire land,  rbonuse&, privileges, and other aid,  from any Goyernmeiit, Municipal  Corporation, or other persons or  "bodi-.-s corporated with' power to  ' ieayu and to connect, and- make  truilic and other arrangements with  railway, steamboat ;-.nd other companies .now or hereafter" to be incorporated, and with power to make  ' waggon ro.-ids io be us-ed in "the construction of' such railway1 and i::  advance of'the ;<anie, and to levy  and collect tolls frutn all peivona  using and . on all/'freight passing  oyer the " paid railway-,' and biich  roads, branches, -ferries,' wharves  and vessels'owned or built tbv the  said .Company, whether 'built or  owned fbefore or after the 'construc-  struction of'the railway, and with;  all other usual, necessary or incidental-rights, ' powers and privi-  legesas may be, necessaxy or conducive to the -attainment of the  above objects or any of them.  ���������Dated at Victoria, B.'C. this 27th  day of December, 1900.   ,-, '  - -   CREASE  & CREASE, '  j9t6,  "Solicitors for the applicants.  FINE  - DONE AT���������  Tha lews Office.  k:cijhwji irmjui-arATawaty  0 okmMa Flouring ",  Mis Company  ENDERBY,   B. C.  r,V������$  1  J.JL  fljtaiutt  . ' THRU- STAB, -.  '. i'EIATLITS, .cue,.-  ,STE0M BAKERS.  R-P.Rithet&Co.,  (limited.) /  ';':'^  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C  T������>������������wuu^,������lLBW!WW������iw^^ttJxCTiwna^  i  yOil;.���������Wai\X>  a,  , .     a^HAItF PRICE  write to THE white-House,,;  67 GOVERNMENT ST.  -       - - '    - ��������� "'.   VICTORIA, B.C.  ENRY YOUNG    8l CO.  are   closing   cut   the  / '    Department and are selling their "Jackets' and  Costumes repardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are-goirg for;$2,(F0 ;  \jmmmM'm^)mJ'W.  Cruets,   . Tea   Sets, ;-      Cake    Baskets,  Butter Dishes,    &e.,!j?;&c.  Nothing better in the worid for Wedding Presents.   *  ���������Be  KJft&WwC^  EHB  m    fi^rrr���������'\    ������t-\    %ktt^  rn  -���������JUST -,A.K,S,Z"V"SID-  Latest and Newest Styles'  LADIES' BLOUSES, TALKING SKIRTS, WRAPPERS,  FLANNELETTES, PRINTS, ART MUSLINS. LACE AND  CHENILLE CURTAINS, WHITE AND COLORED TABLE  COVERS,  $2,000  WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOE.S  LADIES'and MISSES'BLACK AND TAN SHOES (Cloth  Top) MISSES' and CAILDREN'S DITTO,  Try Our 35 ct. Ceylon    Tea.  Groceries at Wholesale Prices  5 per cent, Cash Discount.. o  miss  eer.  BEFORE    BUYING    YOUR  QUITS A.1STJD JL3&1&TJ2SI- XTIOlsl  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. Of, and your cheapest   freight   is  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.  JOHN BA-RNSLEY & GO.,.-'  115, GOVERNMENT ST, '     - VICTORIA, B.O  M  Hi  M  Vl  M  ���������m  "9*i������  i  '.'"I  ' ail  r  m  t  11  LSI  \<l  l?-'i  m  Hi  m  *''-l

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