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 *Q  ?  THE  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. SATURDAY, FEB.. 24th,   .900  OIF-  -Jkj������   THE*  U 1  msxss  We "wish to dispose ot'th'e following lines  to. make room for ^N ew Goods. To move them  quickly   we have  reduced-them ,to y.UlCK  MOVING PRICES. ���������/,.,.  "1W      ������������������- . -m     Imported Frerch Corvets.  USUAL PRICE SALEPRICE  V^it's 75 <*>-. Si,oo$l.25   -��������� 50 cts.  28   u. I25   T-5������        '5  I3..������' ,   " 1.50 i-75 ,     J1-00      &������35   "  Sfej   '     USUAL PRICE -       SALE PRICK.  $1.75 ii.20  2.00 " 1-35  2.25 . 1 45  2.50 1.80  l  All sizes in both short and long waist.    ���������        ,  New shoes and-clothingtoJiand other new gools arriving.  liEI  ' '^&37&H&& j^S?^^^fS������Wc^@e SSSfS.  t r   -  lies & Renoisf, Ld.  ,    61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  f      HARDWARE; MILL AND   MINING ^���������^'  Aj.vD FARMING    AND, DAIRYLNQ   IMPLEMENTS  *"   OF ALL KINDS,-     ���������*  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for price, and particulars.    P. O. Drawer o63  9  -l 28^^^^^^^^^^^'^/S^^/^ r^^^^^  ������  1  If y������  o ���������  ti  CARPETS,     LINOLIUMS,        CURTAINS,  ALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,       *  House Furnishings of all   Kinds, in   the  Latest   Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading  Manufacturers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON  REQUEST.  I Our new Six Story Show  Rooms  are  conceded   to  be the  I     mos, elaborate,   complete   Home. Furnishxng  Establishment  ���������-18    la all Canada..: Come and see us when in Victoria.        - -  Write to  ���������niaiiinPiTna.  Samples  ' free on  IKequest  Complete Farmsbo.*, VICTORIA, B.C.  FOR 15  -OID-D     SI'ZBS-  Now is your chance to get some good  Shoes   for  little money.        Sale   commences  Pay-day,   February .24th, 1900.  7  m*#wMS  ��������� Highest premiums-paid for Eggs and Butter.  LETTERS.  We publish ' the following , from  our old friend IC Sharp:  Dawscn, N.W. T.,  ,     J;   -' Dec. 29th, 1899.  Editor Cumberland News���������Sir:  Some of your readers who have  friends in this territory may he interested, to hear <>f the experiences  which one is likely to encounter  when going in late in- the season.  I left Vancouver on the 10th day  of October, by the steamer Cu ch,  bound for Skagway; the steamboat,  companies refu-ing to book me  through to Dawson at that time of  the ve<r. -Had beautiful weather',  all the way until within a few miles  of Skagwav when itrained heavily.  Arrived there* on the morning of  the45that 3:30 a. m. Left by 8  a.m. train. At the White Pass  summit it was snowing heavily, being a foot deep on the ground -already; the small lakes on themoun-  tains were covered-with ice and it  looked as" if winter had commenced  with a vengence. Arrived, at Lake  Bennett, at 2:30;'p.ml. -Found the  lake clear.of ice, but a t emendous  gale blo'wing from be'ow, so that  had there been .a boat to leave that  day it could not have done so.  My next move was t>> get a steamer to take me as far,' as White Horse,  Rapids.    This was n"o easy   matter  as  most  of '.them' - were   put- into  winter, quartets. ���������; I at   last   found,  one, and the onlyom; that was supposed to leave for   the   rest of  the  "year, the\,01ive May.   cThus  far,  1  - hadrhot'iriet' with'.any per .~on^.goi Agfa Dawson,   and; , was   advised   to"  ,wai  untd springj'but I had s arted1"  andrwas'^etermine^to^do my part  to geY'-jtirough even'-.'f'Lhad tVrwalk  and break trail-  * Dr. Scha:schmidt is at Bennett,-  he is customs broker, also owner of  a newspaper printed there. He is  looking well and I believe is doing  a good business. From current reports I should not Ice surprised to  hear of bim being elected Mayor of  that world famed city in the near  future. Mrs. Scha;schmidt is also  there. I spent a pleasant evening  with them at their home. Arrived  at White Horse Rapids on the 18th  but there was no steamer there to  take me any further. Four men  were drowned there the clay before,  and during the time that I was a1  the canyon a steamer came through,  struck a rock just outside, sank almost immediatel}" and wa������ a to al  loss.    All hands were saved.  There were about twenty miner.-?  here from Atiin warning to go to  Dawson. AlbO a man and his wife  who hid mis-el the boat, that had  left, the clayhefoie. . Consultations  were held as to what was best to do  as we were about five hundred miles  from our destination. That afternoon the steamer Reindeer tied up *  at the landing, havingcome up from  Dawson with*passengers. We m.ide  arrangements wiih the captain to  take us down, which he offered io  do1 for one hundred dollars each;  guaranteeing to land us in Dawson.  Tne ire was running heavily and it,  looked to-me ;is if we wou.d not get  far without being fcozen in. We  j passed qui'e a number of scows _o  ing.down the river with the ice,  running great risks of drifting on a  sand bar or-smashing on the rocks  at any minute. Seven scows were  wrecked in the thirty mile, river in  one day and not less than fifty  thousand dollars worth of .ma-  ohmery and provisions were loi-t.  Arrived at the foot of Lake Leba-ge  on the 20th and heard from tlie  j lelegraph operator there, that tlie  i thermometer registered 30   drnrc-cs  below zero, in Dawson that   morr-  ���������ing-  ��������� All went   well with   us until the  morning'of the 2'2ndiwhe i tnr.mgh  carelesness on the part of the pilot,  the boat- ran onc,a   sahdb.u,  a few  miles above .the   Five Finrer  Rapids.    Evervone   on ho ird .worked  .h-.rd   to get her   off,   when. >m the  afternoon of the 24th, we succeeded  in   swingfng her  clear.    ThenCap-  tain then took   the boat in  he'hind  an island   and tied her   up for the  winter under the   pretext that, the  water   was   too   low to   flo.-rt her  clown.    This ,w.is merely an excui-e  us he evident y  did not want to go  any further.    The   passengers then'  demanded their money back which  be positively lefused to give.    Some  of the miners   had paid  their  last  dollar-  and were > in desperate- circumstances;   as   we  were then between two and three hundred1 miles  from Dawtidn.    A meeting was held  by the.   passengers and   it was decided that the money should be refunded to them at once. - The Cap-  tain was   notified   of the   result of  meeting and' also if   he refused his  life would be in danger.    Realizing  the   helplessness , of   his condition  and the peopie he had to deal with  he paid up at once.  It was how'a question of how we  should f proceed fori our journey as  (the river looked as if it might be a  week or two before we could travel  on foot. A suggestion was "made  > that we-build a scow but this was  unfavorable to a\'great many thinking that it woa.d take too long to  build it and also that"* it would be  dangerous for a lighVcraft'amongst  so much "ice., I promised to build,  ' a i-cow that would JakeMisall safely  down.arid that it would:be ready iu*  tw-'n.-v-four hours,'but all hands  must help anrldo the be-t they  could.. We started to w^>rk at ten  (/clock in tiie morning and at  twelve o'clock the next day pur  c aft was afloat. This seems hardly creditable that it was built in  so short a'time, but by the desciip-  >iion given further along you will  see how'it was done. Some were  skeptical as to the staunchness of  our scow, as it leaked considerably  at first but I had tested the temperature of the water and found it  2 degrees below freezing and that  ' the air was 15 degrees below zero.  I knew from former experience that  the water would freeze on the inside as well as the out and so form  a co it of ice over  the  seams which  ��������� would make them as watertight as  if they had been thoroughly coated  with pitch.  [to be continued.]  JR.emna.-nt Sale of Flannellettes, Prints  and Jpress Lengtias ; Ion't'miss;  this opportunity. ��������� Gus Hauck.  .  ..NOTICE.  For the greater convenience of  petti he late news and the facilities  of mailing we shall issue the News  after this issue, on Tuesdays, beginning Morch 6th. A Bulletin  will be sent to.the subscriber.-, on  March 3rd.  W. B. Anderson,  Edi;or.  i   : O ;���������;   COUNTY COURT.  Before His Honor, Judge Harrison, Feb. 22.  Naturalization certificate to H.  Martin.  Moore vs. P. Menir. Judgment  in favor of plaintiff.  Moore vs. D. R.odgers. Judgment in favor of plaintiff.  D.ivis vs. Yarwood. Judgment  in  favor of plaintiff.  /  LOCAL ITEMS.  Judge Harrison   came up   Wed  nesday to hold.County Court.  There will be no service in Triii-  i y Church Vu iday evening.' ,  Mr. Webster was , slightly, injured last week.    Djing well.      '  Mr. Grant; of * Comox, has - besh  asked to take part ia   the   Marble '  Bay concertl '.,  Oermea nmkes a delicious breakfast  in five minutes For sale by Gus  Hauck.  A. Garner, who lived here and ih  Comox, has been accepted on Strath- -  cona's Horse.'  . Well, I should^ say, yes Peter j  Our valentine is small, but "she-'i  a daisy, you bet!" '   .  Boysl show your patriotism by<  taking your best spring girl to the  Mansion House Dance,  The .Colliery Co.'s name has been  chonged   to "Wedington^Golliery ;  Co." and the Union Mines are now  ("Comox Mines." .     ,  ,        . -    ';    -  If in quest of , Footwear ,go  and  inspect New Stock of Boots and Shoes  at Gus Hauck*s. ../'"!.'"- '.  The teachers and schoolchildren .  will give   an   entertainment, next.  Friday   evening to   raiwe funds to/  purchase an organ for the school.  J. B.'McLean^ our popular, conductor and freight   agent   has   re-/  sumed work after a sojurn in   Vic-'  toria under special   medical care-  James is better, but  far from . ,weil,,  Mr.   Turhbul who, slipped and.;  fell and hurt himself some time ago -;  is, not, improving as he ought.   A  '  shock of this kind' is serious., in "the  cane .a 'person  of  Mr.  Turnbuil?sV,  weight. ,:X'  '- ..**���������      - ; ���������'.'/.;. v\ **    * '  _,Owing   to want'pf-spacedand,1  shortness of - time   before^ going "'to..:  press we have been ohliged'tb leave :'  out  much matter of   iuterest, nor :  tably the write up of  the' K. of P. '  banquet which  we    will    publish  next week. ,  The Cumberland News, under.  the managment of W. B. Anderson,  shows a marked improvement. Mr.  Anderson promites to make the pa- '  per a thoroughly local one and in  this he displays good judgment.  The last issue was filled with local  happenings and personally reflects  much credit on tne new editor.���������  h\ee Pi ess.  We thank the Free Press for its  kindly remarks. Any such tesii*  monial from a veieran paper is  sufficient endorsation.  NOTICE���������Dr. Dalby, Dentist will be  in Cumberland on the 1st of March  and will remain over till the 15th#  Office in Whitney Block.  Owing to a bad washuut on the  roald/ Mr A'.' Brown and his family,  while driving to the Union wimrf  - Sunday, narrowly escaped serious  injury: One wheel of the rig getting down tn the hole and the horse  becoming frightned began to plunge  ttirowing the eccupants. of the  buggy out. The horse then ran  four miles to the wharf, where he  was found afterwards. The rig.  was Completely wrecked. Unless  danger spots like this are promptly  repaired some persen will be seri  ously injured^or. perhaps killed.  On the com|Dletion of the new  bridge at Courtenay, Mr. D. F.  Adorns, thee ntiactor and his workmen, will give a grand free ball in  the,Courtenay Hall, on the even.-'  ing of Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 1900,  to which a hearty invitation is extended to all. Fijee lunch will 1 e  served in the dining room of ti.e  Courtenay Hotel from 11:30 p.m.  to 1 a.m. . Good music will be provided so all go and have a good  timeancl' help district and new.  bridge. .. Dancing to commence at  S:30 sharp, with the grand   march.  , '.v*'<  "'Hi  ������������������)>���������.  >,*;������������������  '( i: m  ;m  ���������SSS'?  Mt:.  i  TO  REPEL BORES.  Ingenioni  Device   of a , Sew   Orleam  HasiueM Mmi.  "The time of almost every iijuq in  active life is terribly taxed by useless  visitors." said :i busy New Orleans  shipper. "L in en n people-who come on  foolish errands, tedious friends who  drop in to.chut aud dou't kuow when  to go. and the small army of agents,  canvassers, solicitors and the like, who  in the -aggregate consume many precious hours every day.  "I have a scheme for disposing of  such bores that works to a charm. The  whole secret lies in that chair beside  my rolltop desk. It is very innocent  , looking, as you will observe, but it has  some marked peculiarities. To begin  with, it is firmly attached to the floor  and is so placed that whoever sits in it  faces a flood of light, while I myself  am in the shadow. Then, again, the  back is very straight and very uar-  row. It has, no arms, and the seat  pitches slightly forward, the front being half an inch lower than the rear.  "It is utterly Impossible for any bore  to sit iu that chair four consecutive  minutes. With female l>ook agents it  is peculiarly efficacious, for the simple  reason that such'''callers are' generally  35 or over, and no woman of that ago  can sit quiet in the glaring daylight under the calm scrutiuy of a mau in tho  shadow. The coolest' of them lose their  ! self possession, twist, wriggle and soon  , fly the spot Then, again, (he straight  back and al ^ence of arm prevent tho  occupant fn.:a assuming'that graceful  sidelong attitude without which no  woman is able to converse.  ���������'With male bores It is equally dead  ly. All garrulous men either tilt back  when they are talking or lean forward  impressively with their elbows on the  arms. The two poses seem to be essential to a How of language, and uoither  of them ls possible here. When they  find that the legs are attached to the  floor and search in vain for a rest, for  their elbows, they lose tlie thread of  their story, look miserable for a moment and then boat a retreat.  "The pitch of the seat simply adds to  the general discomfort of the "machine.  , Ouo finds oneself continually sliding  off without, knowing why. U is very  disconcerting. I wouldn't take anything for that fhair.' It has saved me  thousands   of   dollars."���������New.  Orleans  SKIN  EAUTIF1ER  Ol* Untold Value,Which i'o.sil.ivoly Cures  Pimples,  Blackheads, Eczema, Salt  llh'oum unci Every l'������rm of ,  Skin Disease, Is  DR.   CHASE'S   OINTMENT.  As great as may be the difference of  opinion as to the various types of  ..beauty, no one can see beauty in a face  that is disfigured by pimples and blackheads or scarred by traces of ec/ema or  ether skin diseases.  In society the low-neck dress frequently reveals shoulders and back cov-  e ed with pimples or other skin eruptions repulsive to the sight.  "Why are women content., to try to  cover up such blemishes by powders  and harmful preparations when t hey  conld us well cure them and make the  skin clear, healthy and natural by using a preparation eo well known as Dr.  Chase's Ointment.-  Eczema or Salt Rheum may be taken  as the most severe of skin diseases  which destroy beauty and cause acute  misery from the terrible itchiug which  accompanies them.  That Dr. phase's Ointment has cured  some of the worst oases of Eczema that  have existed is known to ail wha read  the testimonials frequently published in  this paper. That it cures Eczema is  sufficient prcoi: that it will quickly banish the lesser skin diseases, such as  x pimples and blackheads.  No preparation is of such inestimable  worth in a woman's toilet, for besides  curing the pimples that are usually  troublesome at regular intervals it  gives instant relief to the itching to  which women are subject and absolutely cures piles.  Dr. Chase's Ointment, 60 cents a  "box, at ail dealers, or by mail on receipt of price by Edmanson, Bates and  Co., Toronto.  Everybody is coughing except those  who use Dr. Chases' Syrup of Linseed  and Turpentine, the most popular and  sucoes-ful remedy extant for croup,  bronchitis, asthma, cotighs and colds,  25 cents a bottle.  AHARYESTOFTARES.  By HJALMAB HJORTZI BOXESEN.  [Copyright, 1S93, "by tha Author.]  Huld-i gave a vague nod, hut ri-.id.--  no rep)y. Willi a. kind of soiinmm-  bulis-tic calm- she agsiiii ascended the-  5-tairs, and. bom her su-ps to,van.! -.he  blue room. Her motiim- was s-atcd  in'a large chiutz-,ov������:ed chair in :'w  "middle of the floor. For a. i.ji:y v.-Idle  nothing- was hoard but tlie e'-ickiti.*-- cf  her knitting- n������t;dles. Jc was (.-hilly,  and sho had a worsted shawl throw u  over her shoulder;.. On the tiled bit.  nf wall about the stove, called the lire  wall, a blue Cain was murdering a  lTue Abel, and a blue Noah, followed  by his blue family, ��������� wa.s i.ir.fr.,in:;  fiom .the blue ark. - Hulda rem a i fed  standing- at the door gazing at i]i^h������  familiai- sights and waited .'or her mother to address hor. It was singular  what an oppressive effect this room  had upon her spirits���������row it cov.-r-d  her self-respeet and reduced her to a  state of juvenile delinquency. She  was actually afraid of her mother as.  she sat there in, her stern immobility  with the smooth bands of hair upon  her placid brow ,and her cap strings,  whioh were so terribly suapr-s.lv" of  something- inexorably shm-'ei. falii-i',  on either side of licr h< ad, and ���������..ivi-ir*  a little flutter whenever she nodded,  as if to accentuate the point.; of her  denunciation. Ami then 'the little  hairy wart on the left Fide of her '.bin  ���������what an awful fascination it had in  the pinafore days during the lurlurins.  lecture that preceded chastisement":  " I' wonder that you dare look your  mother in the face," she began, pausing- hi her knitting-, and fixing: a gaze  of stern reprobation upon her daughter.  " You���������you sent for me," answered  Hulda, apologetic-ally. She felt acutely  the justice of her cause, and she was  determined not to be browbeaten.  Cut'the habit of 7-e-spect for this formidable blond-? matron was r,o deeply  ingrained in her that she found it impossible to assert herself as s-:he had  Intended.  " 1 must say you are a ere-di. to your  family,"- said   -Mi'"..   Mrinokinun,   sever-.-  "I fancy I have done it no discredit."  ' Thor*!   was   ;i    l'.-m.    ominous    nat.. .-���������<>.  filled   by   th^   cliekintr   of   Mrs.   Urine!-:-  inan's   knitting   needles*.  " T>o   y.nx know,"   .--be   enquired with  slow   and   distinct enunciation,   ".what  people   would   call  a   youiiur , lady , -,\ '-e <  ia  engaged   to  one' mar,,  and'   h.'i������  noc-  tiirral   interview's with   another ?"  "��������� That 'does noti concern me. Cor i  had broken my engagement with Mr.  Falck before  I���������-listened  to Mr. l!ru:'i."  She had no, desire to prolong- the conversation, and thCTefou: readily .lapsed  into silence. A eeiiple of minutes paused before Mrs. hiinci.nian resumed  her  crops-examinaiior.. o  ���������' May I ask." she began, with a sarcastic curl of hor lip, " what' opinion  you entertain of a gen tie.nan who de-r  Uberately sets out to steal ��������� another  .v.ai'.'i tiancce, and when received in- a  -.���������--rgym.T.n's family on trust as presv.m-  ably a man of hoi: our- uses his opportunities to beguik- Ids host's daugtator  into nocturnal niiX'tlngr, which must  compromise her reputation ? Tell rae,  what do you think of such a man ?"  "If it is Mr. Brun to whom you refer," cried Hulda, with sudden spirit,  for the least reflection upon her luver  aroused her indignation, as nothing" olsv.  " then I can only say that���������that you  have been misinformed. In the first  place, a full-grown woman is not a  thing- which can bo stolen like a parcel,  nor i.s she a chilli which can by sweet  r-aiolery be beguiled into compromising-  situations. T chose with my eyes wide  open between -Mr. Falck, whom 1 dro  not love, and Mr. Dr.un, whom 1 do  love. Whatever blame there is in "che  matter  attac-lvc-s  to nie.  not  to  him."  Mrs. 1-Srlnckman, who war- unpre-par-  od for this frank avowal, knit her  brow, and stared at her daug-htcr m  amazement. The blue vein upon her  forehead swelled slightly, and her knitting  dropped inlo her  lap.  ������������������ j���������j���������kriew that you were thoughtless," she said at last, with calm severity.    "I  did  not know  that  you   were  shameless."  Pulling .her hands on her knees, she  rose cumbrously, and the vases and  candlesticks on the bureau shook as she  walked out of the room. Hulda heard  her turn the key in the locn, and each  of her retreating footsteps through the  ��������� omr hall gave an echoing thump in her  heart.  it was wrath, and not despair, which  was uppermost in her mind as soon as  she found herself alone. To-be punished a.-; if she were a child because she  insisted upon, her rig-tit to her own life  would, have b-v.en' hurnilia-tins if it ha'd  tier iK������en so obviously futile. The a.'.-  Ifmpt to discipline a ' wayward., heart  wirh the rod or with eonfmenvint am"  starvation argued a simplicity of mind  witli which she wouh' be Rath to credit  her astute mother. She Mile knew the  strength ot the will which she hoped  to curb by'.such primitive means. And  to have sent her lover Hying head over  heels,  as  if he had been a  pickpocket,  She thought and thought -until It  seemed that her head must burst. She  grew dizzy and feverish, and little  misty spots gathered before her eyes,  i and as' she stared at them slowly dis-  J solved. She walked up and down, then  flung herself down upon the bishop's  bed, then rose again, and from sheer  vacuity fancied the creases of the pillows ' were "fashioning: themselves into  an episcopal' countenance. Her eyes  throbbed and burned, but her fount of,  tears was seared, and she could not  weep. She began to suspect that her  mother's 'punishments were more efficacious than she had dreamed. But all  the tierce rebellion of outraged individuality rose to protest against surrender, and she resolved to set steel  ugaiust steel, and to endure to the end.  Two or three hours passed, and the J  storm without had somewhat abated, j  Then steps which she instantly recognized wire heard in the hall. A key-  was thrust into th-e keyhole, and' the  door was opened. T> ��������� pastor appeared  on the threshold wit., a much perturbed countenance, and closing the door  behind  him entered.  " But, my, dear, child," he began, in  a voice of affectionate remonstrance,  "what does this mean? "Malene tells  me that you have had neither breakfast nor dinner,"  She sat immovable on the ,bed, and  it seemed to her that her. hand, which  rested on her knee, was Inordinately  large and was-.growing larger. Next she  noticed that her'father had travelling-  boots on, and that there was an out-of-  door , plow in his' cheeks which told  her that he had just returned from a  visitation. , She guessed instantly that  Malene, the maJd, had braved the  wrath of her mistress by appealing to  his svmpathy.  " My dear little girl." he continued,  walking up to her, and tenderly stroking her. cheek, " won't you tell your  father  what  has��������� happened ?" , ,  For an answer she thing herself upon his neck, and- burst into convulsive  sobs.  '' Well, well, my own sweetheart,"  he murmured soothingly, " it is too  bad; ,it Is, too bad. Don't cry now,  dcur?st. It is "all-a misunderstanding,  it'll be soon cleared up." <���������  He kissed her cheeks, and rah his  fingers caressingly i-hrough her hair,  and spoke comforting"1 words as they  c'ame into his mind. While'sho ' lay  still we-eping upon his shoulder. 'Malene  entered with, a tray, upon which- woiv  a steaming pot, bread amd butter, a.nd  cold meats.  " But, Malene," said the pastor,  " why have you brought Miss Hulda's  supper here V Or stop a minute. You  may just as -well leave it. Then you  mav bring my supper here,' too. My  daughter and I will take supper, togeth-  SCHOOL REPORTS.  The class of 1903 at Harvard contains  over 500 students.  "Coeds" at the University of Wisconsin wear short skirts.  The University of Pennsylvania has received an anonymous gift of $30,000 for  its new dormitories, now in course of-  erection.  Three of Chicago's high schools have  decided to teach Spanish, the Grst provision made thus far to add this language  to the public school system-  There is not only to be no hazing at  Radcliffe this year, but every new student will be particularly looked out for  by a "senior adviser.!' who is expected to  do much iu n friendly way to smooth th*  path of uew girls. ���������  ARMY ITEMS.  er."  The maid at his request Lighted, the  candles, and made a fire in the stove,  and presently ��������� returning with a second  tray set the bishop's toilet table for  two. Jt is needless to describe the affectionate artiifices by which he ,coax.'-d  her to eat, and, though not dispelling  her grsief. .turned her into a calmer,  and. less despairing mood. -Hetold. her  humourous stories about h'is oki antagonist, the sheriff;' who hacl never  forgiven him - for!.underestimating- his  musical-genius,*; and procuring- a substitute for bim in the cmar.tet. Ho.talked with vavuoity about Lars Nord.-y.  who had told --fy.im in , private that  "tha.t-Hu\dy of-'-yours has fcot"a headpiece on her that- beats mine and yours'  and any man's m the parish." Then  n.aire the l*������.nienfj������ble, history of P*������������������r  Vandsbeck. who Avas fast go'lng to the  bad with drink, and whose wife had  applied for support from the rr>or  funds. His desire to'- divert her by  stories of this sort was to Hulda almost touching, and she feigned a greater interest in th-em tlian she acUi-a-lly  felt.  With, all his kindness he was as far  from comprehending her as her mother,  since be supposed that, like a naughty  IrChild. she could be coaxed back into  pood humour by fairy tales. -As she  sat there watching his obvious efforts  tb amuse her, and his pleased laugh  when he fancied he had succeded. she  felt her heart warm toward him with  a tenderness which did not exclude a  s-ense of his inadequacy fco the situation. But for all'that the mask she was  wearing was becoming irksome to her.  and an. urgent need rose within 'her to  sho-w  Ivim her real..countenance.  " Father," she said in the pause  which had followed the story of Peer  Vandsbeck's misdemeanours, " do you  know where Mr. Brun went���������when  moth-er���������sent   him   away V"  He lo>kod annoyed and disappointed.  I-'is efforts had, after all, been in vain.  " "NV child, no," he replied, in a tone  of   dismissal.     " I   have   not   the   least  idea.-;  "If you will not find out for me. father, I shall have to find out for myself," she remarked,��������� after awhile, with  cpaiet resolution. -  ���������" My dear child., you don't mean thn.t.  Only consider for a moment. This  young man has ,no profession arid no.  fortune. He has no means of supporting himself, much less a. wife and family. These matters appear sordid to  you, no doubt, and highly unromantic..  "But for that very reason it is a parent's  duty to consider them and prevent, his  child from plunging into thn.t sea. of  tr-viible. You must trust me a littlo,  deai-. You must concede that your  mother and T have seen more of life  rhan you have, and that we have no de-  sir.- In the worh] but to secure your  happiness in so far as it is in human  hands   to  do  so."  Ue rose, apparently unwilling to dis-  euj-'s, the subject further, _ patted her  cheek, kissed her, and walked out of  the room.  The German array includes more thao  10.000 military musicians.  There are in the English army TOO  Jews, 144 of them being ofliccrs. France  has 300 Jewish ofliccrs.  When English soldiers tvre on the march  and billeted upon publicwus, only three  halfpence per man is allowed for their  breakfast.  A rifle of very small bore, invented by'  Captain Dnudeteuii of the French army,  fires a bullet ���������with such force that it will  perforate a horse,, from head to tail, at ���������  AlatAna* of "18������ mlloo. i  SCRAPS OF SCIENCE.  *    . ^       , ���������  According to chemical analysis. 15  parts of the flesh of fish have about the  same nutritive value as 12 parts of,boneless beef.  - The curious fact is noted' by. M. .Mau-  rain in the Journal de1 Physique that  careful measurements of the intensity of  gravitation in different parts of the globe  show this to be greater on islands'than  on continents. ' "  The velocity of light is 192.000 miles iu  a second of time. From the sun light  conies to the earth iu eight minutes.  From some . of the fixed stars of the  twelfth magnitude it takes '4,000 years |  for the light to reach us.  . ^WOMEN'S WAYS.  A woman in Kansas" has taken her life  because .her husband smellc'd of beer.  What she would have done if he, had  used brilliantine on his whiskers must re-  maiu a mystery.���������New York -Press.  A woman -in New Jersey has just begun suit against a man for not fulfilling  an engagement of marriage made in  1868. And yet some cyuics declare women have no patience in, matters of the  heart.���������Baltimore American.  Don't Waste  Your Money on  Worthless  Catarrh Cures.  JAPANESE CATARRH   CURE   CURES.  and is th������  ONLY OUAKA>TW:i) CURE.  The proprietors of Japanese Catarrh Cnro are  daily receiving manv tatters of gnititurte 'from*  the catarrh-afflicted* in' all parta of Canada.  Daring Ucce.mtK>r and January we-8e.it out  over three thousand free sample boxes, aud in  90 per cent, of the cases the people tell us - that  even'the small sample has dono them more good,  than many dollars' worth of so-called1 cures.  Japanese Catavrh Cure is the reaalt of a prescription perfected by yeara of experimental  study by one of America's most successful  specialists in treating this disease. Ifc is a  pomade prepared from, stainless compounds of  Iodine and Essential or Volatile oils. The  natural heat of the body melts It, nnd tho very  act o������ breathing carries ifc to the dis-esujed parts;  ic reaches.eveiy diseased portion frum the  orifice of the noso to the innermost recesses of  the middle oar, curing invariably all forms of  catarrh of the hob������ and throat, and all forms of  catarrhal deafness..  Sold by all druggists. Price, 50 cents: six  bottles,iff-J.f-o. A nee i-ample sent to any address. Enclose 5-cenr. stamp. Address. Tho  ' Griffiths & Maepberson Co., l-ii Church Street,  Toronto.  sSttxt Yenr.  Your patience you must cultivate ','  And try ' 1  To overlook life's sorrows great.  Nor sigh  And say the (ate of honest pluck  Is queer. *'  Perhaps we'll all have better luclc  Kcst year.  No doubt the trusts will all lay down  Their hands  And bosses cease to give each .town  Commands.  Our baseball players���������that's the thought  Most dear-  Will march to victory, as they ought,  Next yea.r.  '"      ��������� Washing-ton Star.  .liliiyliuv tHe Lady Stutter*.  '.Hicks-���������They sny MilUton is :\ most delightful husband. Hi- sinticipatos his  wife's every wi.sh,. so Topi in tells me.  Wielcs���������Ye?, that's so. 1 guess. When  she wants to sisU him to do anything, he  just slips out of the way heforo she 'hus  the chance.���������Bosron Transcript.  FitultM  of. ISurly Train tits'.  "Flossie   Blnl'lcins   believes  in   reincarnation."  "She is too lazy to believe in much of  anything:."  "Yes: she says she can't help it. She  used to be a princess on the banks of the  Nile."���������Chieapro Record.  An Orifcvlniil Ont It of Allesilance.  In the old days when the Spanish  province of Aragon was a prond and  independent monarchy the people  used, when choosing their king, the  following���������R-ngnls-ir form of election  ���������'We, the free born inhabitants of the  ancient kingdom of Aragou. who are  equal to you. Don Philip, ami something more, elect yon to be onr king  on condition that yon preserve to ns  our rights and privileges If in this  you should fail, we own yon for our  king no longer. "���������Harper's Round Table.  <������>*  uMu dawjhtcr and I will take supper lo-  (jclhcr."  was an outrageous breach of hospitality, which arg-ued ever a deeper distrust  of h������r than it did cf him. She sal ruminating upon her ills and wrongs,  viewing them from every possible side,  arid so intense was her agitation that  she almost forgot her hunger. How she  had been deceived and entrapped, hoodwinked, cajoled, and used to further  plans which had no relation to her own  well-belna-.  (To be continued.)  Had  Reason to Remember Him.  Justice Cave was once walking along  Oxford street, London, with two little  boys. A man was selling toys on the curbstone. One of the boys asked for a toy.  Sir Lewis turned back and bought two.  When he had gone, it was noticed that the  man looked rather white.  A passerby said to him, " Do you know  that gentleman:-'"  "Yes," he said, "1 knows him. but he  don't know me. He once gave me two  years I"���������London Telegraph.  A man who received a bill for a book  that he had no recollection of having ordered sent the following answer: "1 never  ordered the book. If I did, you did not  send it. Lt 1 got it. I paid for it. If I  jiidn't. I won't."  A Domestic Truth.  An American woman lias pot very near  to lhe heart of I lie "servant diniouit.v,,<  when she says of the "domestic" of today: "She is ia the household, but not  of it: a vital part of its serenity and ease,  but. always wholly subordinated to it. On  the other hand, the patriarchal traditions of service lead the mistress to attempt to control the private life of the  maid as though she were really a member  of. the family." In the happy mean between these two extremes lies a true solution of the "problem"���������if women, both  employers and employed, were only wise  ���������nouffh to find it.  How He Got "Elsewhere.  "How did he escape?" inquired the  detecticc.  "Well," re-plied the turnkey with the  damaged eye, "be sort o' nicknamed  himself out."  "What?"  "He pried his cell door open with a  jimmy. Then he knocked me down with  a  billy."  "Yes?"  "And then he sallied oot.11*���������Chicago  Tribun-*..  , "Wluit Women Don't Know,  "One of the mistakes of women,"  said a woman's lecturer the other day; r  "is in loving too much; They can never make a mistake in loving, but they  ought to be careful in picking out the ���������  man. They are rather-apt to do it on  tlu- grab bag principle. Another of the  mistakes of woman is not knowing  how to rest, and still another is;not  knowing how, to eat. What women  don't Know about both has built, 10.000  hospitals. ,Consider the way, of man"1  anil be wise. - Women'worry too much.  They are misers to jollity, and they  nearly always die leaving St large account in the Bank of Merriment."    ,   .   ,  SUFFER NO MORE. There are thousands who   live   liiiierable   lives   becaoss  dyspepsia dulls the faculties and shadows  existence with the   cloud   of   depression.  One way to dispel the  vapors  that ^bose*  the   viotims   of   this  disorder is to order   '  them, a course  of   Panne lee's  Vegetable  Pills, which are   among   the   foe-nc  vege-   .  table pills known. ��������� ting e >.������y to cake aiid '  are mo--c efiicacw"-..;-   iii   caeir  notion.    A  trial of them will prove tins.  TAKING  THE   REINS.  About 1.G00 trotters and pacers have  entered the standard  ranks  this season.  ..  David ,'riarmn, the horse' that John  Brat, on has, won so many prizes with, in  a hackney. . ���������  Through ��������� Centric, 2:1S%. and Hess,  2:20. both good race horses, old Daunt-  less has come into notice again thi������  year. -   '  Kiu'gnioud, ,-2:00.   is   the   fastest   uew *  trotter of the season of 1890. and Hilly  Andrews is the fastest, new pacer. Billy's  record-is 2:0dYj. '  The greatest reduction of nny pacing  record "of the season was that for 4-year-  old pacing mares. The Maid cut it from  ���������2:0714 to 2:05%.  Dr. Brophy, whose farm is situated  near Fox Lake, not far from the city of ���������  Chicago, recently sold a yearling colt for  a cool thousand dollars.  . Octavia, 2:18, record taken at the last  Rigby park meeting, is by Baron Wilkes,  out of old Sapphire, the dam of Nominee  aud Nominator, whose records are 2:17-^4-  At Salt Lake City Autocrat, Jr.. was  recently driven for a record and on the  second trial stepped the mile in 2:20^.  He is owned by Dr. Hostner, Nephi,  Utah.  The 2-year-old gelding trotting record  was the one that suffered most severely  during the season just passed. Endow  cut that from 2:1S, where Fred S. Moody  left it in 1895, to 2:14%.  THEY WAKE THK TORPID ENERGIES.���������Machinery not properly supervised and lefc to run itself, very soon  shows fault iu its working. It is fchesame  with the digestive organs. Unregulated  from time, to time they are likely to become torpid and throw tho whole system,  out of gear. Parmelre's Vege able Pills  were made to aiecs such oases. They restore to the full fche flagging faculties,  and bring into order all parts of tho  mechanism.  AV...M1 YouXwItln Print.  A sensitive man is never so humiliated as wheiv'he. is obliged to read his :,  own- proofs. Typo mocks the ���������"writer:'..'.'  The sentence ���������.ha': in .manuscript  moved, with ���������.he .stride of unarmed  man or danced as a swooning strain of  Strauss is now j imp and lame". The  phrase that glowed with culor is now-*  p:illi(L Sparkling wit is flat; .s:.'.;e.:-H-  Lieciion is jejune. The 'thought '"Shall  I ever get tlie money for. th..?.*'" is  jostled by "Who would tie fool enough  to pay for it?"���������Boston Journal.  There never wt������a, and never will be, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to wnioh fletih is heir���������the very nature  ot many curatives being such that were  che germs of other and differently seated  diseases rooted in the system of the patient���������what; would relieve one ill in turn  would aggravate the other. "We have,  however, in Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated stare, a  remedy for many and grievous ills. By its  gradual and judicious use the frailest sysr-  terns are led into convalescence and  strength by the influence whioh Quinine  exerts on Nature's own restoratives. It  relieves the drooping spirits of those with  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life is a disease, and, by tranquilizinfe the nerves,  disposes to sound and refreshing sleep--  Imparts vigor to the action of the blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins, strengthening the healthy  animal functions of the system, thereby  making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand increased substance���������result, improved appetite. Norchrop and Lyman, of  Toronto, have given to the public their  superior Quinine Wine at the nsual rate,  and, gauged by the opinion of scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection  of any in the market.     All druggist's sell  I It.  I  f  "���������- , *.>  !' ?J.*;i1  '4  a  i  I  K  ��������������� <,  I  m  HH ���������SSJSM  *+*.** mi M*-*-"*-  "VEX.!,   DOWF  OMOX  i  T e full w ng is a  (let ile,d &-.<&*-  mm.   f Mat sion I-ion.-e colie^tuni  m    e in Oom.x to   .la'e:  MESIJAMES MCPHEE & "REPKLEY's LIST  "We il e iu dersiyi ed ���������esidt-nts of  "Comx l)is rict .-.re desirous of'  showing our loyalty to our Queen  and -vmp uliy .-xith t e cue in  "maintaining our ri^i ts in South  Af iea, t-������ which we .nost will ngly  ��������� and heiriiy subscribe       (Sgned)  t ��������� T      f     *  As-hn an iVr. 1 o.   :... i ...... . ..$2 50  ��������� Mrs. C.i'iwi hen    ,. .,     1 00  E. "Duncan, 2 00  Mr": OsDniic n ....., ...  2 00  - Mrs. li.- Dun an ..'   2 00  Mrs. W. Duncan   2 00  Mk W. M.' Dmguell   2 CO  Is-iac Davis.' '. . .  1 0U  D; Fletcher    1 00  W. E. Qilmore..;.   5 00  Mrs. (J. (j reave. , 1 00  W: Lewis..'- *   1 Ot  B. LanUells.. .'. /.' /    1 0.  Mrs. Miliigan. '.'..      1 OU  John  Muudell. /. . .....  1 Ol  ..T.^W.-McKenzie.-'...,.'....... V, 1 Oi  JJ. P., Milla.d . .,   2 5t  "J. McPhee. ] . .". . ."  S . ..' 5 00  S. J. IPe'rcy'.'., "...'......  2 0l  Jas. Parkin..<./.   1 .00  P.Plewes ��������� .-    1 00  A. Salmond.... .._. .���������. .\   5 00  A. Uiquhart.*. ,...-.. .- 10 00  John Urquhart .��������� 2 50  . Rev..Wilhmar;  ,\   50  "'    i   ' summary. ~  *'     ' J i*" x.   ~  Proceeds     of      Courtney  v   x   Concert .,., .$152 00  Mesdames   McPhee     and  Be. k ley's'  Local Cul  lections : '.-.     59 50 ,  Proceeds of Bael, Comox By- 50.00-  Pnkeeds of Curicert,Coniox  ���������     "   *   *  .',    Hay. ...\.I   127 50  Lo������*al Collections,'  by   Mr.  jol.ii  i^iii't!  To nl.  11 00  : .$4oo oo  -o-  \ The rural, hotel ke pers will be  de iti*i ed 1*������ kt ������ w that the licence  fee has b ,en reduced fionv $110 to  $80 per annum,; and will thank  Messrs. Ebert-, Powley, A.W. Smiti>  and Higg ns f������>r their persistent  pressing of this matter upon the  Government ��������� which unque-ti >n-  ably has had the result of bringing al'out the partial n.eat.urc oi  justice that lias now been conceded,  Messrs. Fbeits and   Pooley having  ���������been especially in insistent in this  regard.  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and   railway cars  of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or   p������ r-  sons���������except t>ain crew���������is stricly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject t) dismissal for allowing same  By order  1       Francis D   Little  Manager.  It Will Certainly  Pay You to  GET OUR P J". ICES AND TERMS OS  Pianos aud  Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSKWHERK.  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Heintzman, Nordheimep,  . Steinway,-. Bell, ' Dominion. Worm with Pianos.  Estey, Bell and Dominion Organs.  .*M.W. WAITT&CO.  60 Government  St., Victoria.  Chas. Segrave,  Local Agent, Cumberland.  We have just received a new supply of BaJ.1 Programme Card-?, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  notice.    '  NOTICE IS HEREBY  oiven that  a| pi cation  will he  made lo the  Pa lianient of Canada at its next  'if .     -  session for*an Act to Incorporate  a Company with pov er   to  ton  struct equip maintain   and oper-  '   ale either a  standard  or n.inow  ^auiie railway for  the purpose of  ca r j y i n g   pas;- e n ger *   ;. n d i rei g h t  including all   kinds of merchandise fiotn a point in   Comox Dis-  ,   trict   Vancouver Island  situnie  on lhe   50th   parallel on  or mar  to the  East Coast of Vancouver  Island, then. o. in a Nottheily d -  recti n by the most feasible route  tin out*h   Say ward ' and   Rupeit  Distrt ts' io a .point   at or? nea  Cape Scott or s me other suitable  point at or near the'Nor h end of  Vancouver island, with power to  cons ruct, operate and maintain  branch   lines   to   the Coast  on  eihersideof   Vancouver  Island  at.d to other points  and all nec-  es*"-ary roads and   bridges  ways  and ferries and to build'own and  maintain   wharves   docks   sawmills !tnd coal bunkers and with  /power to build equip own maintain arid operate steam and other ve-sels and boats and to operate the same  on   any  navigable  waters connecting with the ,said  railway line or branches thereof  and with power to  build owiie-:  quip operate and  maintain telegraph   and   telephone   lines  in  comiec-iuh witli.the said railway  and    branches     and   to" carry  on    a    general. ,express    bus;-  ���������* t \    ""  ness^-nd to build and operate all  kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying light h������ at electricity  and ,ar.y.. kind of . motive power  and with."bower to "acquit e water"  rights and .to:construct danis and  .       -1 .   -X   ,    O .      '        -  flnrrJ^s'   for   improving and' iri-  cteasing tlie water pjivileges and  with power to. expropriate Lihd^  for tl.e purj oses of,the Companv  and   to   acquire   lands   bonuses  piiviic.es  and   other  aids  frurj  anv Government   n unicinal cor->  poration or other persons or bodies cor[.orate and  with power to  hase and connect and make tr,if-  fii- and ��������� ther  ar ^ngements with  railv a > steamboat or other'com  panies now or hereafter to be incorporated  and   with   power to  make wagon  roads to be used in  the construction of such railway  and in advance  of the same and  to levy and collect tolls from all  persons using  and on all freight  passing   over the   said   railway  and such   roads  branch, s ferries  wharves   and    vessels   built   or  owned by the  Company whether  hnilt or owned before or after the  construction of  the railwav and  with all other usual necessary or  incidental   rights    powers   and  privileges as  may  be  necessary  or  conducive to the  attainmsnt  of the  above  objects  or any   of  them.       %  :< McLAUCHLIN AND"  :  CARTHr^W'S.  iLiverv Stable  : -��������� Teamsters and Draymen   ,  ;    _slngle and  doublk  kigs  for  Hire.     All Orders  Promptly   Attended  to.  -Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  oooooooopoooooooooooooooooooooo  TheH.B.A.Vogel  o Commercial College,  I������. O..Box 347,  Vancouver B. C.  We teach Business, Book-keep-  ' ing,   Shorthand,   Typov-ri ing    '  and    the "'  general7    English"  Branches.    107*1 The den.and  for office help  is"-larger than  the supply.  Send for Illustrated Prospectus.'  ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  '      ���������      ,'-   '    r  Notice.  change of corporate name.  f   < t '  '      i   i a  -JX.X..1.  Notice,is hereby given   that   the  Union Colliery-Compan}"- of   British , Columbia;; Limited   Liability,  intends to apply*to His Honor  the  Lieuten an t-G o v era or' for permission  to change its-name to. that of   the  "We1 ling ton " Colliery     Company,  Limited Liability."  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE.'POO'LEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors to   the^ Union (Colliery  Company pi, B..C.,^ .Limited   Liability.   ',.,,;? r   \    ' '  9. H. FECHNER,  LEADING   BARBER  and  TAXIDERMIST  , Keeps a  Large   Stock  -   of Fire  Arms. ' Amuni-  tion    and-   Sporting  Goods   of   'ill   descriptions.  Cumberland, ,    B.  C.  Fruited. Ornamental Trees,  Rhododendron.), Roses, fancy Evergreona,  M.������i������nnlia������!, Bulbs, new crop Lawn Grass  S-ed f������>r present or Bpring planting, largest  md iri.n-t complete stoc'c in Western Canada. Co.1) aud uiake your selections or send  for ca\<il(>gue. Address at nursery grounds  and greenhouse.  M J. HENKY,  3009 Westu inbtsr Ro?d,   yapcouver, B. C  Society     Cards  J". IR,, IjsAPTj-JEICDJI,  General    Teaming*      Powdec  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  -in-B!ocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WO.^K DONJE ,  COURTENAY  Directory..  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A,  H.   Me-  CalluTnj Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith, and Carriage" Maker,  Espimait 'ft Nanaimo. Ry.  It  >>   SO YEAfta* ,  - EXPERIENCE.  THADE MARKS*  . DESICNS,  >  COPYRiCHTG  &Q.  .. Anyone sendinp a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention is  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing patents  in America.   We have a "Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive  special notice in the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  "beautiful!y illustrated, lnnrost clrculatioa of  any scientific journal, weekly, terms -{3.00 a year;  fl.50six months Specimen copies and HAND  Book on, Patents sent free.   Address  MUNN   &   CO.,  361 Bioadwjiy,,Nx������-v York.  Dates for Reference.  1486���������1899.  Hiram'Loage No 14 A.F..& A.M.,B.C  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the, full of the moon \,  /'  Visi:;ng Brothers'   cordially requested  to attend.1 f  _9 " - \    t  t     R. S. McConnell,  ".,'   ���������       ' >���������','.  J -    Secretary.*,  "    ���������;'  l    ,���������' ','     <>     //''��������� -     "  Cumberland ,Encampment."  No. 6, 'I/O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets' every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:3b o'clock p.m.   Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to'attend.    ���������' ,  <   Chas. Whyte, Scribe.' ,  WE 'WANT YOUR  SATISFACTORY  S ream ship City of Nanaimo will M������i ������M  follows, callinq at way ports as freight an4  passengers may offer, i' > -1 ,  Leave \r.ctoria for Nanaimo-  Tuesday 7 a.m.' ,  Nanaimo for Comox;    , ��������� .  ";,  ������Wednesday 7 a.nv  Comox for Nanaimo  ' '   ��������� "'"  ��������� j. ,        Friday 8 a.r������"  ''  '  Nanaimo for Victoria, v tJ  ,*��������� Saturday 7 a.m.  .- - OB Freight' tickets  and Stat**  ro">*m A-pply ".on board, <.  ,   GEO. L. COURTNEY,  -* -    Traffice Manager  ���������  ���������        ���������   <        -   \  OOOOOOOOO. OOQOOOOOOO  'M  O  ���������O  ,Q  o  o  o  o  o  wm ��������� o  -I  ��������� ' ���������* "?. 11  ��������� ^  -';������ j ���������-  r ft.'.  .   ' L-.A ."* I  '... J Ml  ���������J.*1' .'  ''   ���������:"iA  '^'������������������'jifi-jjl  '"V"x1������|  ������������������ Vrt-4 (.ft  WORK  PRICES I  DATED at Victoria, B. C. this 13th  clay of Novembe    1 D. 1899.  H Maurice Hills  Solicitor for the A[ plicants.  -o--  FOR    SALE���������Near   Courtenay.  211 acres.    Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For  particulars   apply   at   this  office.  A BARGAIN.  Anyone wishing to secure ; a  house and lot of land very cheap  will do well to call at this office.  The owner intends to leave  will f-iell at a big sacrifice.  an  The   following   are the dates of  some of the more important events  in lhe history of South Africa:  A. D.  Discovery   of   the   Cape of  Good Hope   by Bartholomew Diaz     1486  First    appearance    of    the  Dutch in   South  African  waters     1595  Dutch settle in Table Bay...     1C.52  Fir-t  British  occupation of  the Cape 1795���������1803  Cape Colony ceded fo Britain    1814  A nival of British settlers...    1820  English declared the official  language   in Cape Colony  ..,.....;......... .1825���������1828  Emancipa'ioii of the slaves.    1834  rhe.great Boer Trek.. ..1836���������1837  Boer emigrants occupy Natal    1838  British annexation of Natal.    1843  1 Recognition of the  indepen-  pendence of Transvaal and  Orange River Boers. .1852������������������-1854  Discovery of diamonds on the  Lower Vaal river. .......     1869  British annex the Transvaal    1877  Conquest of ZuluHnn. . ....     1879  Retrocession .oi the Transvaal    1881  C* nvention  of London with  the Transvaal Republic.     1884  Witwatersrandt    gold    field  discovered      1885  British South  Africa   Company founded  .    1889  Natal granted a  responsible  Government.     1893  The Jameson Raid.. .......    1886  The Transvaal War.......        1899  Tlie Rew Englanrl Hotel. :  '    M. & L. YOUNG, Props.     l  Victoria, Vaiccuver Island  C. H. JARBELL  DFALER   IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH���������Services n  ihe evening.     Rev. J.   X.  Willemar  rector.  t  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH. Si-.kVICES at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunuay School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.  Dodds, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  oi  evei n : service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Ki.v. VV. Hicks, pastor  St. Jolm's Catholic Ch.urcli���������Rev.  J. A. Dui-dud, P.iator. .vlass on Sundays  it 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday School m  .he afternoon.  O      I am .prepared'to->Ov  O     furnish Stylish������Rigs,^ J q, -  -O     and do Teamihe atK-;0,  O   "  '     ' - ''11" -." ���������-  '-^O   -  /q -, reasonable rates},,  ^ fo;  g D.i KILPAtRieK.,:^/  q , Cumberlapp^o ���������,.  00006000 0006660006  *   i>������ ���������* ii ft AI  \.  i <  m  . ��������� - trolly  *   x<"  v  $<rA  ir  w.  'aVw  tf-n  j* i?vx i*^Jj'i  r *-     *   >  '   x "*>*f I  **?!*$ I  i'rvr  EspMalt & Maimo %j.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WEI1X.INGTON.  N'o. 2 uaily. No. 4 Saturday  ...Victoria.....   ... .Ooldstream.. ���������  . .Shawnigan Lake  ....Duncans ........  p.m.  Do. 4:2.V  . "   4:53  . "'  5.39  .....6:15  A.M  De. 9:00  ���������' 9:2S  " 10:14  "   10:48  p.m. p.m.  ������������������'   12:24        ...Nanaimo 7:41  Ar. 12:40 Wellington Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. I Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M.   ��������� ' - -A-51'  De. 8:05.....  Wellington  De. 4:2"  ������������������   8:20 Nanaimo... j  "   9:t">o Dxmcans   " 10:37 Shawnigan Lake  "  "11:23 Goldstream  Ar. 11:50 ���������   .~- Victoria..  I Have Taken an Officer  in the Nash      Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland. '  and am agent for the following  *  reliable    insurance    companies;  The  Royal   London   and .Lancashire and Norwich  Union. * X  am prepared to accept risks at  current rates.    I am  also agent, .  for the Standerd Life Insurance  .r Company of  Edinburgh and the -  Ocean Accident Company of Eng<������  land.    Please call  and  invests  gate before insuring in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  Cumberland  Hotel  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B, C,  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress,  When'in Cumberland be sure  and stay  at the  Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class   Accomoda*  .tion for transient and permanent'boarders.  Sample Rooms and  Public    all  Run in Connection with  Hotel,  ���������-"-/���������" j.4i  ,>  Rates frrm $1.00 to $2.00 per day,  FOR SALE   CHEAP���������And   on  easy Terms, a house and six   acresv  of land, at Comox,    Apply at   this  office.  4:30   "   6:05   "   6:46  ......"   7.32  .Ar. 8:00p.M.  Reduced xatos to and from all points on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon  day. ��������� ,. '  For rates  and   all   information   apply at  Company's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR, Geo. L. COURTNEY.   '  President. Traffic Manager  FOR SALE:   Old  ply at News Office..  papers.    Ap*"  FOR SALE���������A grood quiet co\y. A  good milker.   $45.  .John Howe,  Hornby Island., cy  r*  TRANSIT IN LONDON.  I' *-  15V, '  \y-  iO  x   , <,<J  l,',v  GREAT CITY IS SOLVING THE PUZZLE  OF SAFE   RAPID TRANSIT.  Convinced    of     the    Advantaso.    of    the  Uudersround "Electrical Systom -Capitalists Have Put JSIOO.OOO.OOO I i.t.o the  Great   Scheme-Outline   of   the   Work  '    and Some Interesting Fisurex.  Within the next few   months   London  capitalists are going to spend   something  ��������� over $100 000,000 in backing their belief  that   underground   railways   using eleo-  ' tricity as a motive power will solve the  problem,of rapid transit. London, with  her endless   stream   of   clumsy, creeDing  ���������omnibuses, antediluvian "tram-cars" and  stuffy, grimy, sulphurous underground  steam railways, still is a source of amusement and pity to visiting Canadians;  but the mass of wooden fence and derricks in   front   of   the   Royal Exchange,  , the < disturbance of traffic on principal  streets, and the general tearing up which  is going on in the heart of tbe city mean  that radical changes are taking place  ���������The pokey old metropolis of the world is  going to have comfortable rapid transit  before the "boasted wide-awake New York  gets it.  The pioneers in this movement in Lon:  don   started   building   the   first   under  OLD' CHURCH,* SHOWING THE "O*NDERGRO0>T3  .     STATION" BENEATH IT.      ,  ground*el������ctric railway in 1887", and it  was in fear and trembling. The results  of their experiment, however, have undoubtedly been eo satisfactory that, since  the opening of tbe first line, ��������� another of  the same nature has been built and is in  operation; still another, mammoth in  importance, is on the point .of completion; something like eight more are being  projected, and even the owners of the old  steam underground railways are wondering if it, wouldn't stand "them well in  * hand to put in electricity, too. These new  electric'underground lines will be from  one to six miles and a half in' length,  ���������and!it will cost $3,000,000, a mile to build  them.  - The line "-which thus'set~tbe ball rolling .was the City & South London Rail-  ���������way, which, in 1887, .was ,told by the  'Queen tbat.it might go ahead and build  .an electric railway if it wanted tci; and  the public was allowed to ride on it in  '1890? This road runs from the Borough,  ���������in the center -of the city, to Stockwell,  three miles soutn, and its In-yearly statements show that people have taken more  and more kindly to tho idea of doing  comfortably in 20 minutes what it form-  ���������erly took them somewhat over an hour  of misery to do According to a complete  statement issued last spring, the receipts  of the line since .the beginning of 1891  were $1,884,285, and at that time tbe  'holders of stock were gratified with a  dividend���������5 per cent, preferred, 2 per  cent, .ordinary.  This state of .things emboldened the  ���������Southwestern Railway to build an underground elecii������lc road from its station at  Waterloo to the Bank, in the city, tunnelling under Father Thames. The line  thus made is one and a half miles long  and* cost $3,110,670. It started in the fall  of '98 -to take people back and forth between those places about four times as  quickly as they had . ever been taken  before; and the company's statement for  *he fir9t half year tells us that 1,715,825  persons paid tupoenca each for the privilege during those six months. This road's  dividend was 2 per cent.  A significant fact regarding these two  roads is that far from attempting to  "hedge," both are stretching out over  more .territory.     Thus   the City <& South  GKKA.THKAD SHIELD   AT  WORK-.  London is adding about a mile and a  half at each end of its ^present road.  "Hart of its earnings it is putting into a  new depot at Lombard street, and is continuing its lino north to Moorgate street,  and stiU further fco the Angel, at Islington. From the other end of the line, at  Stockwell, tne road is creeping on south  to Clapham Common, and tc give the  good folk of Islington and Clapham these  advantages will cost the company $10,-  000,000. The City & Waterloo line is also  growing. From it3 present station at  Waterloo it will branch out to Charing  Cross, then plow under Picadilly Circus,  and finish up at Baker street. This road  will be two miles long, and $6,000,000  will just about cover the co3t of building  it-  Fcur   years   after   the   opening of the  City & South   London    Road   there was  "begun what will be known as, the Central London Railway. This, when completed���������which will be toward the end of  this year���������will be the most important  electric underground railway in London,  for ids tunnels will bisect the smoky old  city, starting at Shepherd's Bush and  burrowing under Bayswater road, Oxford  street, Hclborn. Kewgate street, Cheap-  side, Poultry and a lot of other streets as  venerable, until it reaches the Bank���������  which is the Rome to which,nearly all  these new roads will lead. This particular one will cost in the neighborhood of  *520,000,000.  R. O. Graham, secretary of the Central  jFuondon Railway Company, when asked  if he would tell something about the road  and why its. projectors adopted eleptric  underground traction, .said:   <->  "We have laid two parallel tunnels,  which will extend from end so end of the  lino���������that is, 6J4 miles. I don't know  just how many passengers we shall carry  at first, for no railroad line ever has  been constructed in England along a  routo so crowded with traffic as between  ihe Bank and the Marble Arch (at the  end of Oxford street). But from figures  5ased on the experience of the present  steam underground railways running  through a congested district���������from Moorgate street to Paddington���������it ls anticipated that 7,000,000 or 8.000,000 passengers a mile will be carried annuall3* by  our trains.  "I think," he went on, "tbat tho advantages of electricity over steam as a  motive power are. rather generally admitted. It is safer and quicker. Underground railways, too, will be subject to  none of the obstructions which surface  railways encounter. On our line there  will be a conspicuous absence of srnokV  and noxious vapors, and the two .separate  tunnels will insure almost perfect ventilation. The temperature of the earth, at  a distance of 60 feet beneath the surfaca  ��������� that is what our������iine will be���������changes  little.' Both cars and stations will be  lighted by electricity. **    "  "lt is the scaffolding used in building  our road which makes the Royal Exchange look as if that stately building  was undergoing lepairs. Immediately  opposite are entrances to the station oi  the City Ss Waterloo Railway, and on the  other, corner is tho partially completed  station of the City & South London Company. When permission was given tc  build a station in front of the Royal Exchange it was put forth as a condition  that we should build a subway underneath the street for tbe use of foot passengers. This means all, not merely those  who use our line; and it means, too, thai  in future no one need endanger his life  by skipping through the crush of cabs,  omnibuses and drays in the square b.v  the bank. Our station will also be connected by subways with that of the Cit.v  & South London nnd tho City & Waterloo, so that passengers may step from  one .or these lines to another. The Central  London will carry passengers into the  city from the west, and will make in 2E  -minutes a trip whioh now- requires an  hour and fifteen; the. City & Wnterlco  from the east, .and the City & South  London, with its extended line, trom the  north and south. We shall connect with  the BaKer Street & Waterloo Read, and  also with the Great Northern & Strand,  the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampsteud,  and the Northwest London. Now every  one is watching us.'and if our line doe.-"  well it will be the signal for icnewed  activity in all quarters."  In building,their new station at Lombard street, the City & South London  have had a particularly ticklish job, for  they were obliged to tunnel under a  church. This church is St. Mary Wool-  noth. and is an old-timer, having been  built by Hawkshaw, one of Wron'a  pupils. When tbe City & South London  asked Parliament to extend its powers,  in 1897, the wardens of the old church  managed to get a clause inserted In tbe  laihoad's bill that the venerable structure should be preserved. Some of the  people in the neighborhood had ancestors  buried there. Jlofore the fabric was  touched careful photographs and sketches  of the interior were taken so that the  fittings might.be restored with all accuracy.  This jumble of names, distances and  figures means that within tho next few  years underground London will be a vast  spider's web of electric railways cntpring  the business centers of the city from  every direction. By the end of this year  one will be able to travel from Clapham  Common to Moorgate Station in 21 minutes, and when the City & South London gets through burrowing under the  churoh, another ev.ht minutes will take  him to Islington, io that he will travel  from South to North London within 'h.ilf  an hour. .Electric, underground trains will  be running fjem Shepherd's Bush to,the  Bank; from Baker street' to Waterloo,  thence to the Bank: from'CrlokJewoorl to  "Marble Arch���������and on to tho Bank. The  Old.Lady of Threadneecllo street wiJi havo  callers bundle in upon her faster than  sho ever has had them bsfore, To this  end arc working the brains of ''London's  foremost engineers, such as William K.  Gaibraitb, Alexander H. Kennedy. Sir  Benjamin Baker and Sir John Greathead.  The "shield" for underground tunnelling, invented by the latter, is in use in  each of tho present enterprises in London.  Ills Confession.  Chicago Girl���������Now that we are engaged, tell me truly, is there anything in  your past life that you hare reason to be  ashamed ofV  Chicago Youth���������Darling. 1 cannot tell  a lie. I once thought for almost a week  that I loved a St. Louis girl.���������Chicago  News.  KUMAR SHR! RANJITSINHJI.  The Indian Prince   \\ lio Has Krokon  All  Cricket    Iw*-c������������rils.  Kumar Shri Ranjisinhji is the name  of the Indian prince who is expected Oo  visit the . United States shortly as the  champion cricket player of the world. He  has the record in the annals of the game  of scoring 3,000 runs in one season in  flret-class matches. This has never been  accomplished before.' The next highest  record is that of W. G Grace, who scored  3,739 in 3874. It is remarkable that an  Oriental should eclipse' an Englishman  so emphatically in the   latter's   national  KUMAR SHRI  KAKJITSINHJI.  game. Prince.Ranjitsinhji was born at  Sarodar, in the Province of Kathiawar,  western India, in 1872. It was during  His school days in India that he learned,  to play cricket. In 1888 a visit to England gave him greater opportunity to  master the intricacies of the game. . During-his second year at Trinity College,  Cambridge, he played regularly with a  team and in 1892 he ' played for tbe  seniors. At Lord's.** in'1895. he made his  first appearance in ' first-class , cricket.  That year he scored an aggregate of 1,775  runs with the average of 49. In 1896 his  record was 2,780 runs in 48 completed  innings. The team, which comes with  the prince,will open at Philadelphia on  Sept. 22., The New York games will', be  played immediately after those at Phila-  ialohia.  ������   Hint   r������>   .V:i.  This precocious youngster of 6 still  lives with his family in a fine home  near the city'limits, but there is "no  telling when lie .may strike out on.  his own hook; for he is a boy of decided opinions and vast self reliance.  One morning the mother was doingr  quite a- job of- scolding- because-, so  few of the family were ready for  breakfast at the appointed hour.'She  wanted'them to understand'- that sho  was not running n hotel, .-and that  they must come 'down" in time or  shift for themselves. *  ''Maw," . broke in the younjr.."���������hopeful., shrilly, "you'll-make us nil sorry  Ave'married'you if you don't .quit  talkin'  so  much.'S   -~   -    ���������  '      The Penal ry, of Kxi-e<������.  Excessive  cycling  is   making  physi  cal wrecks of its devotees  records is paid for by 'broken  Breaking  health,  andc-the honor is costly at the price.  .It is one of the unhealthy characteristics of people afflicted with rest-  lessness-to take up a goodcthing and  push  It  to  disastrous  eyt������nwj������f,  It Seemed Natural.  For ten minutes the angry 111:111 did  nothing but call names. Meanwhile  tbe other's smile grew broader and lie  gave every evidence of being especially  pleased.  "Ah," be said at last, "that sounds  good. That makes me think of old  times."  "You Like it?" exclaimed tbe angry  man.  "Sure." replied the other. "It recalls  the days when 1 was in politics and  ran for ollice in a hotly contested election.'-    '   .  The Old Jealousy.  "How in the world." asked somebody  in tbe group, "will Chicago ever manage to dispose of the l-GS.UUO.OOO eggs  packed in cold storage there?"  "She'll use tbetn in her next census," growled a man trom St. Louis.���������  Chicago Tribune.  The Urii������f?������Mt*������  YYorlc.  ���������"There" is  a   druggist   in   one   of.the  .suburban districts who-advertises:    .  ���������'The doctor prescribes: we execute."  Such  advertising.'-cannot  fail   to appeal   to   those   who   desire   to   be   executed-  Affair* of the Heart.  The beautiful young girl hesitated to  marry the ugly old man.  "They say you have a bad heart,"  she faltered.  "Yes; I'm liable to fall dead any minute." he answered with apparent candor.  Now at last she gave her consent, for  In her innocence she believed him.  More marriages are affairs of tbe  heart than we sometimes think perhaps.���������Detroit Journal.  She Wan DiBeiigraget"-.   " "  Afternoon Caller���������In Miss Lippitt  disengaged?    ��������� ��������� ��������� ' _ .  Nanette���������I'm afraid so, ma'am. I  just see her young roan hurry down the  front steps with the diamond ring she's  been wearing since April.���������Boston  Traveler.  ���������  IV'ot His Affair.  Her Papa���������Wky, you haven't even  earned the money that is represented in  the clothes upon yotir back.  Mr. Saphedde���������Well, what of it?- If  my tailor is easy, why should it make  you sad?     .  Limited.  "Have yon heard that the colonel  has been wandering in his mind lately?"  "Really! Then he won't have far to  go."���������Judv.    "  New formed lakes, canals, etc., often become mysteriously populated with  fish. This is believed to be effected by  birds which, having been feeding on  fish spawn elsewhere, alight in the new  waters and drop some of the spawn  from their bills.  new home of w.c.t.ujjA WONDERFUL FEAT.  All Toronto IsTalking of  REST   COTTAGE,   LOVINGLY   ASSOCIATED WITH FRANCES WILLARD.  The Appropriate Sito of '  Mansion \V;tW CHosen "by<  Who   Devoted    Her- l-iie  the    1 ami lithe   Woman  to   the    Ad  vancement of   tile  Cutis**  K-.|>re>>-Mile.l  1  by the  White   Kibbon.       >  Rest Cottage, ..which for 'UO years  has been,the home of the family of  Frances Willard, and which by the  peculiar, fitness of tilings has been,  selected as ' the future home of the  Women's Christian -Temperance Union  national headquarters, is one of the  most beautiful of the older homes in  classic JBvaitoton, a noted Chicago suburban ,,village. ,A twin-gabled cottage with many windows, surrounded by a���������spacious lawn shaded by  numerous mammoth old oaks, its  very appearance bears out its name  and causes an observer to think of  the aptitude of the title bestowed on  it by -the woman who devoted her  life' to the advancement of the cause  represented by the white ribbon. , ���������-  ' The building is situated on Cnica-  "go avenue, half , a, block north of  Church street, in one' of the prettiest  parts of Eva'nstbn. It was built in  1865 by .1. F. Willard,.'the father of  the temperance worker, who moved  to Evanton in that year for the purpose of educating, his" children. Tho  house originally - consisted of nine  rooms, but In 1S80 Mrs. Mary B.  Willard, the widow of a brother' of  Frances Willard. had built what is  known as the "annex,",consisting of  eight rooms to thenor^th' end of the  cottage-proper. A few <-��������� years, later  Mrs. ! Willard :-old the annex to Frances Willard, who already owned ' the  ground, and went to Berlin," Germany, where she now resides'. It is  in this aneiex that the offices of the  association are to be.  > The property is now owned" by  Miss   Anna' Gordon,   vice-president   ol  tlie  W.C.T.U.*  queathed    by  to   whom   it  was  ��������� Miss  Willard    at-  death.    For   several  years   past  holier  the  ,   THK J.KST. -  cottage has been rented,,,and the fur-  nishing-and furniture that was used  bj1- the Willard; family has been in  storage. A few months, ago, however, the place" was ��������� vacated, and  since then Mrs. Oscar Crandall, a  cousin of Miss Willard, has' restored  all the old belongings exactly as it  was when the great temperance  ���������worker lived there. Mrs. Crandall,  who has been the lifelong friend of  Miss Gordon and closely connected  with her and Miss Willard in their  work, has made, her home at 1-tcst  Cottage since-last August. When the  offices of the association are takcoi  to Evanston Miss Gordon will make  her .home in the portion of the cottage formerly occupied by the' Wil-  lu.rd family, her private, office' being  Miss Willard\s "den," where she did  most of her work and about which  so much has been  "written.  This den i.s ono of the most interesting spots in the cottage, and is a  place held almost sacred in the estimation of tlie wearers of the white  ribbon. Since it has been restored by  Mrs. Crandall everything is exactly  in the same position as when Miss  Willard used it. Every chair is in  the same position it formerly occupied, and every picture has been replaced. Miss Willard's desk occupies  its old position at one side "of the  pleasant room, and even ,the ink-  stains ou one end are there, as when  she wrote, her last letter from.Evans-  ton before going East on the trip  which terminated in her death two  years ago.  One thing which attracts particular attention on entering the room  is Miss Willard's motto, .-'."Let s-pmc-  thing good. .bo sa id,'' avh ich is pai 11t-  ed on the red bricks above the open  ���������fireplace, at' one end of the room.  The only addition to the ''furnishing  of the room since, it was occupied by  Miss .Willard is a large picture of  herself, which has been placed by loving hands above the desk. In the  upper right hand corner of the picture, -underneath the glassv is a  spring of evergreen,,, tied with a,  small white bow. The evergreen .'is!  from her grave and the white ribbon  is the bow she wore the last time  she was dressed before her dea.th.  Rest Cottage is the Mecca, of all  white ���������. ribboners who visit Chicago,  and. not a day passes but brings its  quota of visitors to see the former  home of their idol. Mrs. * Crandall  courteously shows all who call  through the place, taking them last  to the "den." One day last week she  entertained twenty-three of these" visitors.  Evanston is 1.4 miles from the Chicago city court house.  A man's memory quite often depends  on whether the item is debit or credit.���������  Kansas City Star.  a Most Remarkable  Occurrence.  Are     the     Days   of    "Miracles  ,"With   <Ub  Ajjain V���������Recent Events  in  Certain  , Direct 011s  Would   Seem   to  Indicate That They Are. ���������  onev and  extent of'  1.     > 1  rare  ex-.;.  r a. well-,.  Cause of the Blindness.  Ethel (on' rear seat of tandem) ���������  We're scorching. Aren't you afrai-J  that policeman willsee us?  George (on front seat)���������He? No. Mo  never sees me. He's been owing me  ������0   for   more   than   a   year.���������Chicagc  , Toronto, Dec. 18.���������A few weeks ago  the press of this city, gave the particulars of a successful case of skin-grafting,  a large number of patients in the hospital voluntarily permitting the sur-  geonB to take 1 rom their arms and  chests small pieces ��������� of skin, which  were "grafted" on the back of a young  lad who had been terribly burned sometime previously, and whose back was  en tirely covered with i' these engrafted  pieces, which have "taken rootr" so to  speak, in tbe most satisfactory manner.  Now comes the report of a still more  wonderful triumph of 'medical skill���������a  man who was horribly - mangled'' and  broken by a fall of forty-five feet, and  who has been an almost totally help  less cripple in consequence, having restored to him' the comparatively full  use of his limbs, and - fully * all his  wonted strength and health. The narrative is a most interesting  shows clearly the wonderful  modern medical-resources. .  The man who has had this  perienee is George Robeits,  known bricklayer,' who lives ' at *- 82 -,  Armstrong Avenue. At the time of the  accident;he was working on one of the  walls of the, building now known as  the Toronto Opera House/ but>whioh  was then tbe .Adelaide Street Boiler  Skating Rink. The bones of both his  legs w<.re broken at "the-' ankles, the  joints in his left foot, .were dislocated,  and other, injuries equally , severe ,  were inflicted. For six month's the victim lay in the honpitdl, his legs in  splints, and his foot in a plaster of  Paris cast. The most skilful ^ medical  men in Toronto,attended him, and succeeded in setting the fractured bones' in  the legs but the dislocated joints of the  foot defied all their skill. It was found  ,utterly impossble to keep the bones in  ' their places, and' at the end of eix-  months Mr. .Roberts left the hospital a  Helpless cripple,":with.little prospects of  ever recovering'the us-e of the"foot: After a time, however, the bones grew together nand, he was thus enabled to.  move about,- though there was not the;  least semblance of movement in the  joints. But with this change came new.  troubles. Rheumatism of the most  agonizing nature set in,and his nervous  system became a source of continual  torture. Day after "day, experiments  intended for liis relief were made, doctor after doctor treated him, one .kind  of medicine after another was used,  but efforts were fruitless. For two  years he endured' increasing torment,  and, as he told the reporter, had it not  been for the sinfulness of the petition,  he would have prayed tbat he might  die. This pitiable suffering continued *  until a few wesks ago, wLen what  many of his neighbors look" upon as a  genuine miracle he was completely restored to hea th. In a v ice broken and  quivering with emotion, he told tho  reporter how this happened.  "Of late my sufferings had grown almost unbearable. The lower portion  of my body was entirely without feeling, except that of the burning agony  caused by ' my rheumatism, and my  quivering nerves. I was at this time,  watching with interest the case of a  young girl, Laura Sheehan, who had  been brought home from St. Michael's  hospital to die, but who was steadily  getting better since her mother began  giving her Dr Arnold's English Toxin  Pills. So wonderful was her improve-,  ment that I thought I would try the  ���������meciicin.s myself. I did so, and thank  God, it made a new man of me. My  terrible, - .a^pnizi.ii'g rheumatic pains  are gone. My nerves are now as sound,  strong and steady as ever they were,  and I am. enjoying the -best"of health  and can eat and sleep naturally, and do  a full day's work. I have used, I believe, every remedy you can name, but  they did ma. not a particle of good.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills alone  benefitted me. They have given me  nosv life���������made me a new man in fact  ���������and I earnestly and honestly urge  every man or woman who suiters from  rheumatism or broken down nervous  system to take this most excellent medicine. 'When it cured me, it will cure  anyone." ,.  Dr. Arnolds' English Toxin Pills are  made to cure disease in the only ration-*  al way���������by killing the germs that  cause it. They staud alone in this respect, for no other medicine made de- .  stroys the germs of disease in the system.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills are  sold by all first-class druggists at 75  cents a box, sample box 26 cents, or  sent postpaid on raceipts of price, by  The Arnold ' Chemical , Co , Limited,  Canada Life Building, 42 King West,  Toronto.  The M. & "N. TV. railway has applied to  parliament for authorization to com-'  plete  their   extensions  in   seven years*  "0  Pry-  m  :i  * vL  I  - '-fi'l  ������������������������������������M  ���������I  i  ���������yl  M  ii'l  n  ���������Vill  I  n V  >    ',  <?  WOMAN AND HOME.  THE HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED DAUGHTER 'OF A TALENTED  MOTHER.  ' Tlie "Womhn of tlie Ansrelus���������Grandma Brown's "Fnsuliook"���������A "Vasty  Man Wrote It ������������������ Haw She' Has the  Best of It���������Carious Pets of Women.  t  Among the talented''women photogra-  ���������' pliers and artists of the Queen City perhaps none is, more' deserving of honorable mention tbanlMrs. A. 0. Kan-jan,"  one of the best amateur photographers,  and her daughter, Ysabel DeWitfe Kaplan, artist and 1 writer. ^ r - - '���������,  ���������Mrs. Kaplan is an accomplished woman in a number-'of'the'"graeeful'arts, but  her photographs'particularly-reveal her  artistic temperament. There are the  ��������� choicest bits of scenery, the finest interior views and clever fancy pictures in  her very extensive collection which have  becnv highly complimented by" the best  photographers in this city. Mrs. Kaplan  is also an artist, and her home is adorned  with beautiful water colors of exceptional-merit.'       '   >   ���������  Mrs'. Kaplan inherited her mother's-artistic talents,, which  she displayed  from  infancy.   She drew her first pictures be-  ,'fore  she .was .3  years  old,   and   at  the  age of 10 years,was admitted to the Cin-  "When anything' comes under her. observation that seems to need a remedy, she  quietly notes it in a book which she keeps  for the purpose. She never forgets the  grievances that need righting, and as opportunity serves she puts in a word where  it will do the most good. After a time the  agitation spreads, and when the feeling  becomes general Grandma Brown has accomplished her end. She has been quietly  working along these lines for many years,  though it was* only recently " that' her  neighbors heard of the plan,. In her oAvn  family it has long been the custom to  say when some laxness on the part of the  town officials was mentioned, "You'll  have,to   put'   tbs������t   ia   your   'fussbook,'  mother." Here are some of the thing*  that persistent agitation brought about:  A new street was. cut through to the  schbolhouse so that the children were not  obliged to go by. a road on which > fast  horses were speeded and where'several  accidents had * occurred. A village rule  against riding on the sidewalk was passed. Sunday baseball playing -was prohibited. A hill so steep as to be dangerous  for all vehicles, "especially' bicycles, was  graded. 'A. marsh, horribly productive, of  malaria, was drained by subscription/and  numerous other matters of public improvement attended to, and all this' without speciai( ?inlluonce and nothing'but  keeping the matter before 'the people resorted to. ; "Grandma studies her 'fus-  book' as' carefully as some people do  their'prayer lists," said one, of her irreverent' young grandsons.���������New' York,  Commercial Advertiser.  der actually made a pet of a turkey and  declared it sl-ould "never be eaten, hut  die in its own good time."' which it did,  of old age.  A much more extraordinary instance of  a strange pet. for a woman at any rate,  was where an old lady so far overcame  the natural repugnance of her sex as  to tame a mouse which had been caught  in her store cupboard. So successful washer treatment that at last the tiny animal  would take crumbs from its mistress'1 fingers.���������Woman's Life.  It  Chance For a Neiv Hero.  is   my   opinion ,that   the   bankrupt  JIIUJLJIUIOIIOILJIIL-J  [    MISS YSABEL DEWITTE KAPLAN.  cimiati   Art   school���������the   youngest   pupil  ever admitted.   She ��������� attended ��������� on  Saturdays until'leaving'high school and then  studied regularly, for two' years.  "J  i' At the "end of this time  Miss  Kaplan  ,   studied  at' the Art  Students'  league  in  New' York,. becoming a pupil of Kenyon  Cox,-  Mowbray Jand   Beckwith.    After a  j1"three  years' 'course   she'was   elected   a  "member*-of  the league,  which  gave  her  recognition ,as  an   artist.     Several   first  prizes were bestowed, upon Miss ^Kanjan'  ���������  at  the, exhibitions  in,New   YorkTT Her  '.worlc. has 'been, reproduced   in -the" St.-  . Nicholas,   The^Eadics'   Home    Journal,'  Life,   Truth   and   many   of   the   leading  eastern papers.  Her sketches are exceedingly  clever and show humorous appreciation of the ridiculous side of life. Miss  r Kaplan has recently taken  up miniature  painting  and, has  recently   executed  orders with great'credit for several prominent parties in. this city and  New York.  Considering the youth of  Miss  Kaplan,  who is onl.Vx22, her career promises to be  a  most   flattering one.  In addition to her ability as an artist,  ' Miss Kaplan excels as a writer of both  prose and poetry. Many of her verses  have appeared in print from time to  time. Her particular forte is children's  and fairy stories.  Miss Kaplan is a charming girl personally and possesses' a most lovable,  winsome disposition. Her lustrous dark  eyes reveal the depths of her nature, yet  lurking within one sees the happy girlish  spirit; unaffected and gracious.���������Cincinnati Commercial Trioune.  . A Nasty Man Wrote ,tt.  "Women   are, the   most   unreasonable  creatures in the world," said the fire insurance man to his wife.  \ *   ' ,"    '      ��������� ���������  "Some women," she corrected:     .'-  "Well, we" won't quarrel about ,it, but  let me tell  you  about that old-lady .in  Slabtown   who - had   her   house(  insured  three   weeks   ago,"   he   went   on.    "She  had a'$1,500 policy on it, about'all it was  worth, really, aud.-we were only getting  $12.50 a year- for carrying it.   Last night  it burned down to the ground,' and today  she* was  in to  see me. rShe was, fairly  sopping in tears aud angry besides.".  '   " 'I thought,' she sobbed.1 'that if 1 had  my hoiibc insured it wouldn't burn down..  You told me tbat. I anv sure.' ������    ���������  '" 'Oh, I beg your pardon, my,dear lady.  l\couldn't have said that,' said I. j      -  " 'Yes, you did, or I never would ,have  had it insured. I've been living in that  house for 50, years,' and it never was insured before,"and it never burned down  before. And it wouldn't ,have been insured now if you hadn't put me up to it.'  "*- " 'But I never told you that it.wouldn't  burn down iff you had it insured.'  " 'Yes, you did,' too,' she insisted, 'for  what is the good of insuring a house if it  is going to burn down, I'd,like to know?'  < "'There's-a good deal of good: For instance, you will get $1,500 from the insurance company, "which you -wouldn't  have got, and you have ouly.paid ,.$12.50.'  *<" 'When do I get it ?'.' sire fobbed/ as if  she wasnlt going to get a cent.  "'Just as soon as we-can get"-matters  in'shape"and report the loss to the company.'    v-  " 'Well.' she said, smiling sis she went  out, 'I suppose I will, but if 1 had known  it would have burned down, just the  same, I never would have had it insured,  never!' "���������Washington Star.  courts, would have Jess  to  record  did   a  man have the nerve, for it requires nerve  and  a good deal  of it  sometimes to  let  his "wife   know   the   exact   state   of   his  business, says the Chicago Times-Herald.  More women than most people have auy  idea of are as ignorant as strangers concerning   the" financial   standing   of  their-"  husbands.   Indeed, it is probable that, his  business associates know to a dollar almost the inconie of a man who keeps all  knowledge of his'standing from the one  who should know 'it ,as well as ho does  himself.   To-tlie right,kind of a woman,  and the majority of wives belong to the  right  kind, tlie greatest consideration is  to give  her a specific  understanding of  how the bank account, stands and what  the business outlook Is.   The true woman  will then  be cheerfully  ready to submit  to  temporary1 curtailment���������in  fact,   will  insist  upon it.   Under stress ,of circumstances the domestic*'help will be parted  .with with less reluctance, and there will  be a closer study., of culinary details to  devise  ways"and- means.of making^the"  table  more" attractive .as  the  menu, becomes    limited.     There   is  more   actual  heroism in this sort of openness between  man and wife than there is in rescuing  impossibly,beautiful maidens from perils  to which young women, as a rule,  are,  never exposed in this prosaic day. , The  anxieties which beset the'average couple  of good social,standing and restricted incomes might be mitigated largely through  tho proper frankness on the part of the  man., ���������   ,    -..  A "fori deed History of a'Courtship.  '  Met him���������met him again���������in love with  him. Met him again���������no longer in love  with him, but he is in love with me be-  ' cause I am so beautiful. Met him again  -r-he is still in love with me, not only becauso I am so beautiful, but because I  am also good. Sorry for him. Again I  . met him���������he is colder than he was. Think  'he "has "forgotten my beauty and my  goodness. J, however, am inclined to  think that Tarn in love with him'after  all. How lucky he is, and how angry  mamma will be. ,Mamma proved to be  strangely pleased. Makes me angry, for  I know she is not a good judge of a  young girl's heart. Flirted ' with ��������� him  outrageously to make mamma angry���������  didn't succeed. Engaged'to him���������glad.  Married to > him���������sorry.���������Philadelphia  Times. '    ,  Aji-- ���������-  j  Lady Hopetoun. wife of the lord chamberlain, is one of the cleverest of- a  galaxy of female Nimrods which includes  Lady Sandhurst, Lady Beaumont and  the Duchess * of Bedford, and ��������� she can  bring down anything, from a partridge  to a stag, as skillfully as can most men.  In Australia she* used to practice regularly-at the rifle range,' and her scores  of "bulls" was the envy of many men  shooters.  * Fish, to be good, mast.be fresh. In  buying, see that, the flesh'is, hard, the  scales shiny and the' eyes bright; otherwise Mr. Fish has been on earth too long  to'be relishable. Fish should be kept cool'  until cooked; it should be rinsed carefully, using as little water as possible, as  much water destroys its delicate flavor!'1  Tlie Woman of the A-iieelns.  Barbizon, a little village  in the midst  of the  forest of Fontaineblcau,   a  short  distance from  Paris? has become a goal  of pilgrimage for many admirers of Millet's work and particularly for those who  J know that the woman who suggested to  the great painter his famous picture of  "The Angelus" still lives there in a little  cottage a stone's throw from where she  was horn.    Mere AdeleJs home is a small  vine clad  cottage,  in  which she  lives  a  frugal but comfortable life, troubled only  by   the  bvcrinquisitive   tourists   and   by  her  rheumatism.     She  must   have  been  an attractive woman once, for even nov..  although  she  luis   witnessed   the   passing  of  nioie  than   threescore  years  a ml   ten.  there are traces of former beauty in her  wrinkled face.  '," ' Mere .Adele is a lady,  though she has  ��������� -worn"her fingers, blunt'-by   toil,  and  her  form  is bent under the burdens she has  had to bear.  . When she looks at you. her  smile is like a benediction, and the beautiful   things of earth   are   not  lost  upon  her.    Her manner is cheerful, as one who  feels she has not lived iu vain.    If questioned  closely,  she will  will  toll  you  of  the   day   when   the   great   artist   came  through  the dense  forest  with  his  wife  and children, leaving behind him the gay  city of Paris with its schools of painting  and its models.    She knows a great'deal  of the very hard days which followed for  Jean  Francois Millet���������the toil, the anxiety,   the   disappointments.     She   nursed  his five chil'dren and did the little field  ���������work   in   the garden   adjoining  the  cottage.    When he saw his nursegirl, Adele,  and  her father reverently  bowing their  heads   in   prayer/ at  the   ringing   of  the  angelus, he conceived the picture which,  if   not   his   best .work,   is   yet   the   best  known and the one most appreciated by  the people.    Mere Adele calls herself a  child of God.    She looks it in the painting,   and   she  lives  it  every  day   in   her  humble cottage.���������Edward  A.   Steiner  in  Woman's Home Companion.  How She Han the Best of It.  Every man has his day, but, thanks to1  his gallantry, woman has every day.    If  reasonably indulgent, she is mistress"of  her destiny.     She  has her  linger in  all  sorts of pie, writes Jean   Potage iu the  Boston   Home   Journal.     Her   sins   are  forgiven   her.     If   she   murders   a   man  who has failed to treat her like the perfect lady she was not, the jury is pretty  apt to acquit her, taking into consideration the naughtiness of the mau.   On the  other hand,  il" she treats a man  nastily  and   he  does   her quietus  make  with   a  large bodkin, 12 good men and true disbelieve  his  story and  order  him   to   the  scaffold.    If sho sues her lover for breach  of promise,  she gets at least a  part of  what  she  sues  for.     If he sues her,  he  gets the ha! ha! from all the newspapers.  In case of a quarrel in which she is to  blame   she   has   a   court   of  last   resort  which is closed to mankind���������she can always  shed  tears when she finds things  are not going her x way.     If she loses a  part of woman's glory, her golden locks,  she may   piece  out the   remainder  with  some  adroitly  commingled  curls,  to  the  eternal  deception  of  the   public, and  so  never hear the remarks of derision turned  toward   her  baldheadcd husband.     If  she's an actress, she can play Juliet and  Hamlet   both.  v. bile   llie  male Thespian,  though   he   may   make  .i   better   Hamlet,  is pieeluded  by   public prejudice and   an  incipient  black  beard  from ever looking  at  .the    moonlight    and    asking   Romeo  wherefore,-he  is  Romeo.     Aud   still   she  asks   for    her ���������'. "rights"   and"   seeks    for  "power."     The 'first   person   who  asked  for the earth  and  then  scolded  because  it was not fried oil both sides and turned  over, must   have   been- of   the   sex   that  brought Adam to grief with au apple.  Wedding" Superstitions.  The  bride ,who  finds  a spider on  her  wedding    dress    may    cousider    herself  'blessed. .     r ^ /  The bride who dreams of fairies the  night before her marriage will be thrice  blessed.     _ ; ��������� -, >  If a bridegroom carries a miniature  horseshoerin his,pocket, he will always  have good luck.-    - ' [  , Ship marriages are considered anything  but lucky. 'Get married on land or don't  get married at.all:.  No bride or groom should be given a  telegram while on the1 way to church. It  is positively a sign ,of evil.  - If the wedding ring" is dropped during  the ceremony,-the bride-may as well wish  herself unborn, for she* will always have  ill luck. --,'*.'- c- ,) * ' - -  i-'-Klss a briile after:-the ceremony, and  , before the newly made husband *" has a  .chance to'>do,so', and you .-will' have ei'  cellent luck throughout'the year.  -���������  Maidens eager to wcd^should give dishwater heated to the boiling point a wide  berth. It means that they will not marry  for a long time if they attempt to cleanse  dishes in water so hot.  Should a bride perchance see a coffin  while being driven to the railway station  prior to -departing upon her honeymoon  she should order the driver to turn back  and start over again, or else she will  surely meet with bad luck.  Grandma Brown's "Fussbook."  An old lady who lives up the state has  the reputation of having brought about  more reforms than any one in that part  of the country.   Her methods are simple.  Carious Pets of Women.  Some minds are strikingly original,  even in the choice of pets. Certainly  this was the case with the wife of a gentleman farmer who made a pet of a pig.  The animal lost its mother early, and  the lady, taking pity on the little orphan,  bore if off to the kitchen, where she suc-  -.ceeded, by the aid of a feeding bottle, in  rearing it.  The pig became a great pet and used  to follow its owner like a dog. It could  hardly have been its outward attraction  that won her heart.; It must have been  its qualities which endeared it to her.  Another very singular pet was that of  a frog, which was tamed by a young  girl in the country and would come out  from under the leaves at her  tb be fed with a strawberry.  A lady who was confined to  had a fowl which, before her illness, was  a constant companion. It used to be regularly brought to her room every morning to see her and be fed by her own  hands and allowed to take a short walk  about her room.  Another member of the feminine gen-  approach  her room  European Wives of Japanese.  Much has been said about mixed marriages in Japan. On rare occasions they  are a success, but this is not' generally  tho case, especially' if the wife be the  foreigner.  1 was much interested in a European  lady I knew who had married a Japanese  officer. They wero a very united couple, and, had it not been for the husband's mother,^ all might have been well.  But in Japan a wife is entirely in subjection to her mother-in-law, who makes  the(ruost of this authority, in some cases  reducing her son's wife into a sort of  upper ser^nnt. In the present instance  as long as 'her husband remained at  home his wife was able to do pretty  much as she pleased. When, however,  the war broke ont and he joined his regiment in China, the mother-in-law entirely  regained the upper hand. The unfortunate daughter had to abandon her European customs, to adopt Japanese dress  for herself and her child, to sit on the  floor and live principally on Japanese  food. &  So great was the old lady's power and  influence that the western woman did not  dare to disobey, but bad to submit in  silence until her husband's return home,  when, I am glad to say, life once more  became bearable to her.���������Gbrnh.ill' Magazine. "���������������������������'.���������--���������:���������, .'  For  tlie   Hair  nnd   Face.  Au excellent tonic for the hair is made  by mixing one quart of bay rum, half a  teacupful of table salt and four drams of  tincture of'cantharides.   ,  If the face be very sunburned, a good  plan is to spread over it at night the  white of an egg. It will draw the skin  and make it feel -most uncomfortable, but  the result next morning will be highly  gratifying.  To Make the Hair Soft and Glossy.���������  The use of "this shampoo will keep the  hair in perfect condition, rendering.it soft  and glossy: Shake the yolk of an egg in  half a phit of alcohol till thoroughly  mixed. Strain and you will have a clear  fluid left which will keep for an indefinite  period. Into each basin of water used  for washing the hair put one or two  tablespoonfuls of this liquid. Rub well  into || the scalp and through the hair.  Rinse in clean warm water. Rub with a  linen towel till partly dry and then take  a" large Japanese fan and fan vigorously  till perfectly dry. when the hair will be  delightfully soft and glossy.���������Home  Notes.  Oil can be prevented from becoming  rapcid if it, is, of good quality in the  first place. - Two or thre'e tablespoonfuls  of, oil shouldJ be added to every quart  bottle of salad oil, and the bottle should  be left uncorked, being shaken occasionally. '' <     "  <   r      '. ;, '      ,-    ���������  Peculiarities of the ,.funnJiesc Oath. -  .To their,credit, be it,said. Japs are  regular whales at bathing, and usually  when not- drinking tea ore ��������� bathing.  Their only trouble in life seems'to be  their inability to enjoy both these* delights at the same, timo. If some'  American trick swimmer could teach  the.. Japs'how to'swallow tca'but of a  bottle while under' water, they would  build ���������a tin temple round him, burn-incense made, of' bld> rags and boues under, his nose and worship him..  -Public baths are numerous in which  "mixed  bathing"  was practiced until,  lately, but. now a bamboo fence, separates , the   sexes,   though   it  does   not  .screen them from view, the fence/being oiily two feet high in bathhouses in  the   interior of \Japan.     Some  homes  have a wooden bathtub, circular shape,  ���������.with, a stove built in one* end. which  heats^tbe w.ater.    The ^whole .family,-'  beginning  with   the   father,   bathe" in,  ,the-same  water.    Sometimes  women,  "tub" .themselves  and   their-children  outside their doors in the streets where  sidewalks should be.    The first time a  foreigner falls" over one of these bathing parties and  into the arms of tho  bather he feels the situation is unique,  hut by the time he has tumbled over  half a dozen he tires of the fun, rubs  his shins and makes some very uncorrj-  pliiueutary comment, while the polite  little woman underneath squeaks, out,  "Sayonara"   (Sir,   please   call   again),  etc. > ^^  OUR GIRLS.  No woman can look intelligent and talk  to a baby simultaneou'sly.���������Chicago News.  That Chicago woman who spanked her  husband every 24 hours didn't waste any  time on the "consent of the governed"  idea.  A physician declares that one of the  chief causes of baldness is intelligence.  Is this another mean jab at the sex which  does not become bald?���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  The girls of Muscotah have entered into a sensible.agreement to the effect that  no young man shall be allowed to take a  girl home from church unless he also accompanies her there.���������Muscotah (Kan.)  Record.  Measuring Time.  Just whea the day became divided  Into hours is uot known, nor is tbe  process explained. The Creeks and  Romans measured time by the water  gMss and the sun dials. The hourglass.  ("Med with sand, was the outgrowth of  tlH's-e vessels, from which the water  dripped through tiny openings.  The Car������linal.an<I the Reporter.  Many instances are related of Cardinal Gibbons' broad mindedness as well  as his tact and diplomacy in avoiding  religious discussions with persons  whose views are opposed to bis own.  Upon one occasion, so the story runs, in  Baltimore a young journalist was sent \  by his chief to interview his eminence  upon' a topic of local interest. When  the~interview was over, the cardinal  and his caller bad a friendly chat upon- ,  a variety of subjects, including the  church. The journalist was a Protest--  ant, "and in the argument tbat followed  he became, excited and expressed himself freely from his point of view.  Upon returning to1 bis office he reflected iipon, the outcome of his .visit 'and  came to the conclusion that he stood a  fair chance of being discharged should  the cardinal repeat the conversation ta,  his editor/     ' '   '   ,. '  The next day his eminence,; dropped -  into the newspaper office'.in question",  and asked to see the -proprietor, who  was his personal friend.   The reporter'  was told of the call and "quaked in bis  boots.   The publisher and the cardinal .-  discussed a matter of mutual interest7'  ,to ,them, and before leaviDg-<his emi-,',  nence said:  c "By the way. you sent a young man/-  to see ,me yesterday, and I was rather t  impressed witb him. He appears to r  have the.courage of his conVictions./.It;'  would-please me if you could do some- '  thing better, for him." Within a month  the reporter ..who had anticipated dis--*  missal   received  a  gratifying" pronio-  ���������ci  1, v ������  , "V  tion.���������Raleigh  York Times.'"  Colston   Smith   in'New  ",--v���������r!  Dewey's Foresight., ,*- , ,_' '.*���������'  "The  battle,of Manila  was wonrinv .  Hongkong harbor," said Admiral Dew^ '���������-'  ey to'me-when 1 first saw him in May,   -  1898, and heard bim describe.ithe great .f  fight.    Many times since "then* i heard1-.*  him  repeat .the same sentiment,, and;   ,  tlie1-more the truth of it is considered'"*���������"  the more light it sheds on. his charac- ���������'���������  .ter.     While   be - was'  braved   strong.',,  prompt and; decisive in action, he^was^/'  thoughtful,   cautious, - deliberate7 and *  sure in preparation.  Day after day be summoned his cap-1 ,  tains   to-discuss all, the  possibilities,  and   eventualities  of  a  conflict' with ���������"  'the enemy.    He'gave them an "-'opportunity to say when,  where and how   -  tthe  battle 'should- be/fought. . From1"  junior to senior he called'1 upo1a'~ them  to .express 'their opinions"*'freely.4''If  any man bad a novel idea, it,;was given \  careful consideration.;' If jit was an old ', -  one with improvements, 'it was viewed  in all phases.  ~   .���������"���������",."'    ;?���������-?..   p 4'-"  "After  ,the  .admiral   had   patiently..' ���������-  heard  his; captains "and1, .duly  iuterrbV/,  gated theiri/' he quietly told themr his '  own exact plan of 'battle'and just'what.  he expected of each  man.    Whether,  <-this?was made up originally out of-bis  own ideas or, from sudh'ih union with  the best points-advanced by bist captains, it was reached only after thorough deliberation and was final!:���������Hon,  John Barrett in Harper's,Magazine. , ,  '~,; **"*---"> &"i  ii    h  -fej  *>    ''���������*?'>  -  ������������������"���������'  x->xt,l  'x-ft.'  -  *   -V,  &;  ,a >,.r, Uj\  ,   ,   I _ ���������'        ��������� 'i  ���������'. ���������fc.'&t'?'.!  - ��������� ���������,-���������,'��������� I  ** ' -���������*',--  ,������������������-    .OfO-i.,  ���������    "���������- ������ ^ v  , ' '>--^S.  -*     wit-;  ���������' "ft- ���������?���������"���������  ','-'  ������    xT( f f  V.-:-*������i  1 !. -."  f    ,%(' - L  :-.'..-,������5-'l  ' <>.. few;  y^mi\  ���������    xt-.-S-lWxl  1 .*x  <������'  'If si, -p:iir of ������������������herring's could be left to.  hieetl and multiply undisturbed for a  period of 20 years, they would yield an  ���������'amount' of  fish -equal   in   bulk  to  the  globe on which we live.  Knitting wool can be made a fast color  by soaking it in a strong solution of salt  and water, taking it out after a few minutes' immersion and hanging to dry in  the open air.  Nothing'takes, impudence out,of people so promptly as adversity.���������Atcbi-  pnrj '< DaI-xo;. ,        .  iKiivoritu Colors.  The Sill tan of Turkey's; favorite  color is dark red. The German Emperor likes his uniforms of blue an'd  red, and covered with gold embroideries*. The King of Greece, who  dons his uniforms as seldom as'possible, has a marked preference for  light"'colors. The Emperor of,Austria  hc-s a/ preference for gray, while the  Emperor of-Russia likes dark green  uniforms, and the King of Italy, excepting the rare occasions when he-  appears in a general's uniform, generally  wears   black.  Some English. Cranks.  When I lived at Newport, R. 1., from  1864 to 1878, "says Colonel T. W. Hig-  ginson, in The Atlantic, there was a  constant procession of foreign visitors,  varying in interest-and often-quite  wanting in it. 1 remember one eminent  literary'man who, in spite of all can--  tions to the contrary,' appeared at a  rather fashionable day reception in  what would now be called a golf suit,  of the loudest possible plaid, like Uiat  of the Scotch cousin- in Punch who  comes down thus dressed for church  to the terror of his'genteel cousins. In  this case the vistor-also wore a spyglass of great size, hung round his  neck, all through' tbe entertainment..  Another highly, connected Englishman, attending an evening reception  given expressly for him, came into the  parlor with his hat and umbrella in his  hand, declining to be parted from  them through the whole evening,  which suggested to a 'clever Newport  lady the story of tbe showman who  exhibited a picture of Daniel in the  lions' den and pointed out that Daniel  was to be distinguished from the lions  by haying a blue cotton umbrella under his arm. In this case, the lady remarked- that the conditions were reversed, since, it was the lion that carried the umbrella.  Quite a Fnd Nowadays.  "Is Aguinaldo dead or i.sn't he?" demanded tbe observant boarder.  ���������'I'm afraid not," replied the cross  eyed boarder. "I think he l������as contracted tbe deathless dying habit, like  the    emperor    of    China."���������Pittsburg  .'WnMte of Water.       .'���������' >  Occasionally the* typical Pat has a  brilliant afterthought; sometimes it is  not so luminous as he fancies..  ' "Are'.you going to ������������������ move- the well,  sorr?". inquired' a man of all work,  whose employer had announced his intention of building a new house in a  new and more convenient spot.  "No," answered the gentleman briefly, his mind full of bis own platis.  "Now that was a foolish question for  me_to be axin. sorr," said Pat. after a  few-moment's' reflection. "Sure, and  why didn't 1 think? Av coorse. I very  drap of water would run out and go to  waste whiles you were moving it! It's  nothing but a blundering goose I ami"  He Made ft Clear.  The Worcester Gazette tells of a  musician whose English is not as perfect as his music. While conducting a  festival at Littleton, N. H., he was  called upon to introduce a soloist. He  did it in this fashion:  "Ladees und chontlemen. I baf beone  esked indrodoose'to you Meester Vilder  to'play for you a flooet solo. I haf  now done so, und be vill now do so." 4   ���������  7  i<,  ij1''  7  11 ' ,  If J ">  II  I   'J  I,  I \  I,.  y >  TJtxii.   vuMBfi-J-AND   Ni-WS.  Issued Every Saturday  rss. B. ANDERSON,  TDITOr  T.������e o'..u iimh <>f The Nj?\v> ar.- "Mi'- to al  ���������wh wish V... < xpn ������������ ih. ien. views ������>.. matt-  era >t public  uiti-iesc.  \V -jle we do n-.t hold ..amelyes   responsi- '  We for the utterances of conea^oi dent^, we  reserve   the r'gtW   of   declining   to   iusert  ' 'com mimic* ions unneces-siri-y personally.  Saturday,  feb., 24th, 1900  ,       1  j       ~       ?      -   *��������� *  Lo. don, Feb. 17.���������Despatch fr< in ;  sauport sa3Ts very severe fighting  .-a n.ar Rensburg. , The enemy  "greatly outnumbered our troops,  >.*ing about 4,000 in number; they  Attacked with despera-e determii.a-  . ion, charged home only to exper-  ence such a heavy maxim and rifle  lire from our men and their loss  uiust have been considerable  London, Feb. 17.���������Despatch from  'A.-indel   says   two   companies  of  ���������the U'ilNhi��������� that weie on outpost  ��������� luty   failed lo   j'Mn their force be-  ,foiJ   tin!   I'uUlt: oi    ...ns.-urg  and  playiTg   bav'oc ������morg lhe   Beers  at Coles  burg. ' At   Kimberly the report   is currei t  that Mafeking has been   relieved, but Boers  are trying to conceal the information.    It is  difficult to   measure the fnll   importance of  Kuller's  movements,    fie is  now bombarding Hlwana   Hill, near th������ Waggon Road  ��������� He'has captured hundreds ot prisoners.    1  Cape Colony Gen.   Brabant seems to be ku.  cessfolly learning   the road for the advance  ofden.   Gatacre.      Roberts   wires    from  iacobsdal   confirming the press   announce  meats regarding Brabants movement.  '   "   . i  ''  London, Feb. 19 ���������It is said the War Office  h is   received good news   from Ge������. French  with reference to Cronjie.   ,  Durban, ) Feb.      19.���������Bombardment    - f  s n  HIDES AND PEER SKINS  McMillan fur t& wool cor  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. HoRTHrHlHHHPOLis, Im.  for Our Circular and See tha Price* We Pay."^  '. ���������: M  A Boer ���������ie-pa'tch from ������oven;?o Marquez  dated Feb. 15 says flue imtiaj attack on  Colexiborg on tlie 12th resulted in a federal  Jos. of $ n-ienjkilled aad If weunded. The  British it is added weie.driven  out of  their  camp and one Maxim  captured.  Boer Laager near Lady&mith, Feb. 13.���������  ye teiday Col. JJotha with a small t.-<<-e  crossed the Tugela to the (lesdrted British  camp, where he encountered fifty Lvnctrs  of whom thirteen verc k bed , ive woi nd-  ed and nine nriso ier������ t ken. one o" whom  w* , sent to tell the British io come aud get  their wounded.  L.tidoii, Feb. 14.���������It \s r.pw oiiicially  announced that the B������ itish c .yalry diyia-  ion under G<.n. Fiench, on Monday seized  the crossing of Reit river at De Kill-, drift  en east bank of which he is uow camped.  F.o ii Field Marshall Roberts at Modder  Rivor, towards wbish-all eyes are turned,  there is no word.  -London, Feb.   14.���������Pespat.ch  from Rens-  bure says there was   righting   for two days  near   Colesburg.    The Boera   are making a  i i   . ���������    i-i ��������� ������  dfsuerate effort to outflank   the B-itiah left.  Enemy oc.iauya a stn.u.j y^sit.on from A������h-  trang   thr.)ugh Pojfoutoiu   to  a point   five  miles south of   J*-.f mtein:' * T.ie lighting at  r ,   -     'i   i  'i  ,���������',-���������        .' A ��������� / -    ���������  outbost cunua nasi been seven* latuly.  < ��������� ,   ,   .   ,. . ��������� i������r. -  A (Bras eIsd-:s|J>itch "says two thousand  British soldiers hwe arrived m JJietoria  shelled in rags atid dying f-f -..hunger. Tne  soldiers the corrcsnmi.lent s,iyn were  jthqu(?ht to. have been shut up with White  at Lady smith.  News from Mafeking, js to the effept  >h.������t Boers have deliberately shel'ed the  woman's laager, throwing the shell; from  thejr big guns. Considerable shelling and  sniping has been going on for the last fortnight, and Boers have been attackir-g hard  jn western trenches.  London, Feb. 15.���������War Office received  the following from Boberts: G-eu. French  left Devil's Drift yesterday morning with  three brigades of cavalry, horse artillery  and mounted infantry, including several  colonial contingents, in order to sieze a  crossing off the Modder River abjut 25  miles distant. He reports that he forced a  passage at Clip Drift and occupied the hills  north of the river and capturing three of  the enemy's laagers with their supplies,  while Gen. Gordon of the 15th Hussars with  his brigade  who made a  feint at Rondoval  Drift,    four miles west has   siezed it and a  *     i i  second drift between that and Clip Drift  together with two more laagers. French's  performance is brilliant considering the ex-  cesaive heat and blinding dust storm which  raged all day. Owing to rapidity of his  movements his loss wras small. Four offi  cers and 53 men had to be sent last evening  c :  * .    '  n ox waggons to the railway line prostrated  with heat.  V. -. ,     I   .    . .     . ....  A party ot Boers crossed the Tugela  where they spied the South African Horse  Brigade who repulsed them. Several other  skirmishes have taken place and the Boers  are anxious about their positions. They  have been throwing up defensive works  from Trichards Dri^t to Spy Kop.  ��������� despatch from Mafeking says the garrison can hold out until June. Buller  w,ires t,hat a squadron of First Dragoons,  moving to out post line, covering the flank  a camp, met a party ������f Boers near Futen-  burn. Boer3 reaching the crest of the hill  first opened a heavygfusilade on the squad-  ron, which retired. He sent out supports  and the Boers retired.  London, Feb. 15.���������News has been received here that Gen. Hart has occupied Colen-  bo after resistauce.  , heir absence,  no: hfin������ .... M <��������������� ^   ^^ HU| wag ������m pn,  th, parade they wer, ev.lently c- t j ^ ^J    ^ ^   ^ ^  ^.^   u< .^  .it  Loi.-l.m, Feb.   17.���������(Jen.   French-  .lined with    ihe rluh at   KimI.erly  with gieat rejoicing.  Pie'ermari zhurg, Feh lt'r.���������Bul-  h-r is hammering the Boers anil is  ijrep.iving for another importaut  move.  J.u'-obsdal, Feb. 17.���������Gen. Cron-  , jiewith ten thousand men is in kill  retreat towards Blumfuntein. Oen.  Kellie Kenny ii lighting a rrear  guird gnd harrashed the retreat.  Kitchener is endeavoring to ou*  "Cronje off before reaching Uloni-  fontcin. Destructive battle expected if it has not already,takei.  pUco.  Water Vaal Drift, Orange Free  Sta-c, Feb. 15.���������Rft])er|;s with ������  strong'fu.ee mitrched towards Free  State. ' They crossed the Kelt litv  er at Water Vaal Drift and marv.h-  ed along the right hf>nkv Boeri  Vho.ved fig lit and we had many casualties. Tlie, division march- d on  Jacobsdal and took the towivcap-  turing many prisoners.  London, Feh. 17.���������A de-patch  from Roberts s.iys^Gpn. Kenny's  briuaile captmed seventy-eighty  wasgons laden with stores, and an  immense quantity of ammunition,  belonging to the flpeing Cronjie  brigade.  London, Feb. 17.��������� Tbe Queen  ha< promoted General French to  be Major-General.  London, Feb. 17��������� Gen. Roberts  reports Brti-h crsualtiea during  figliting at Jacobsdal as follows: 1  killed, 14 wounded and 3 missing-  Orange River, Feb. 16���������Boers  are attempting to cut British line  of communication at Graspan, but  no serious results are expected although they, are undoubtedly making strenous efforts to cut British  lines at De Arr. On the other  hand news comes that Gen. Macdonald has again occupied Kood-  eosbeag.  London, Feb. 19.-The   War   Office   re-  c ived the following from Buller: Chl������verly  Camp,    Feb.     19.-I     yesterday     moved  around enemy's flank.     The Queen's,   who  had   divided    on northern slope and   supported by the rest of   the   seeond   brigade  under Hildyard, assaulted and took    southern end nf Moute Carlo.      Fourth  brigade  on left or western slope and Welsh Fusiliers  supported by rest of Sixth brigade assaulted  west flank of enemy's   position  while   the  ���������second brigade of cavalry on right  watched  eastern slopes   of Monte   Carlo   and drove  back those of the enemy who   attempted to  escape from there.    Our artillery assaulted  fcy heavy fire on their   front and   flank and  attacked on   their   flank   and   rear.     The  euamy   made   but   slight    resistance    and  abandoning the strong positions were driven  across   the Tugela.    1  have  taken   several  camps, a waggon   load of ajimunition,   several   waggons  of stores   and  supplies   and  prisoners.      Accurate    fire   of   navnl   guns  from Cheverly was of great assistance.    Our  casualties are few.  Strokstrooin, Feb. 19.���������Boers are retiring  and Gen. Brabant's forces are now entering  Doordrecht.    Typhoid   fever  is said   to be  g   a   0   ��������� ci<c.   fnia   evening.  ���������uiid tl-e B. i iah   caytui wl hundreds  of pris-  era.  Union mrewery  'I HE BEST  i IN  THE PUOVINCE  '-&  C'mve,iy 0.i.n!V ���������?������-������������������������ ID.���������Tne B cr'li'i.e  o' f. r.rx-Sdes is broken. The B.-itibh have  a j ii.*ved a decided Hucce^s iu capturing th*  eaeiny-a position ������ n Monte Cnrisro. The  Brtishhad, comparatively few' casualties.  Rumored that G'jn. Croi.jie'a army in surrounded and that French' has got betweon  t te Boer'forcts aud Blomfonteiu aud ia ouly  awaiting reinforcements to close in on the  enemy, 'flio guards hk\ <j occnuied the oiit-  e- positions aV Magersfonteiu.'  Ladysmith, Feb. 17 ���������Beers have been  very active during the last few days and  are evidently making a move somewhere.  Gruri&on are io excellent spirits.,  Cape Town, FeK 19,-The Str.' Lauren-  bdu wiih the *. com! Canadian Contingent  oi board ai rived to day.  Lindnn, Feb. 20.-Followii g from Bulltc  d\ted   B'owes    Farm,    i>0.��������� The   Fusiliers  Brigade yesterday took  lll������ana Hill lo the  right of the enemy's position and cammand-  ing King" aud Colenso, we   hold the line ot  tlie Tugela   on south   feide fnm   CoUnsoto  ' Hog.e   Nest.    Enemy   seen   io    full retieat  and the only position lhi-y   occupy is acr. ss  ''th-tCulensn and L.<fysn.ith   Hy. where it .is  close to the angle of the Tugela,with,a������weak  r ar gui*rd.    This  m-.rnii g   the enemy  hi a  withdrawn all the troopVnorth of the Tugela and piactically evacuated Colei.so.  According to' a sp������cial despatch from  Tarkabtada, a refugee who has arrived  there says che Boers are 6 000 strong at  ScromV'erg. He believed the Boers have  started nnithwaid in Natal and will riiis  the seige of L.dysmith and reinforce Cron-  je. It is rumoie-1 that Gen. Kitchener  has brought Cronjie to a stand ..till and has  engaged him. Gen. Methuen will p.oceed  with reinforcements to Kiniberley. The  railrrad is now open.  Lord Roberts .������ w w at P.-arderberg, 30  miles east of Jacobsdal or 60 miles from  Blcomfontein.  The Boers have abandoned all their DOS'tiops between Modder River and Kim-  berley. The British have captured a number of Boer guna. A report from Ladyf  smith says that all is well.  Fresh Lager Beer  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid' for information  leading to ' J^^���������!:; J  persons witholdingor destroying any   kegs   belonging  to  this  company.    ,J  HENRY REIEElo    Manager.  VICTORIA NEWS.  Victoria,'B.C., Feb. 20.-The   Redistribution Bill brought down   yesterday, practically leaves membership   unchanged.     Esquimau and South Vancouver is wiped out.  A resolution against McKechnie holding his  seat was defeated.    Joe Martin and   Prentice voting with the Government.    A   v,rif  has been issued   against   Dr.   McKechnie.  The writ claims   from   the doctor $33,000  penalties under the   Constitution   Act, and  refers to the fact that McKechnie   has-been  sitting in the House illegibly, for which a  penalty of ������500 a day is   provided.    Prom-  enient member on Government side said to-  day the   Government   woulcl,   immediately  upon passing the. Redistribution Bill appeal  to the   country."     Prentice,    with.ut sanction of the Government,    is   going to   introduce a bill to repeal the eight  hour law.  This will probably precipitate a crisis.  Gabriel, a farmer a Winnipeg,  was rotten-egged for attempting to  hold a pro-Boer meeting.  Mason's pro-Boer resolution id  oppot-ed unanimously by the Sen-  aTe. committee on foreign .relation.  ���������Seattle P.-I.  PRESS CLIPPINGS.  i- i   i i  Mr. KellieV "freak" bill is almost  identical with the famous- Bunster  ..i'll of years ago, to exclude Chinese  from railway works, only that the  Bunster bill made , the maximum  length of hair*four inches. It was  diii I lowed.���������Coh.nist.  .The total c st to the United  Stites of the war with .Spain,; in-  'cluding txpenditunVin the Philippines, has, reached about $355,000-  000.���������Coast Seaman.   t  *   j ' - ^   - j  J ' T  ' The. British Embassador,' to  , France hns been forced 'to go to  Itlav'as'a "result of the' bitter feeling among the French 'people* to-  , ������ a;'ds .Great (, Bri i ai'n.���������Cba&t Sea-1  man. t -...������������������  At fi st glrnre Ke'lio's little bill  may s< em like a Mow direc/ed ������t  tl e poets of the West, 1 ut it is the  queue of the Chinam;xn' that Mr.  Kellie is after. The question is,  , an Bi itish Columbia be permitted  to cut its own hair.���������Toronto  Star.  The career of the Poyal Scots  Fusiliers in South Africa will attract special attention, in view' ofa  story just told by Mr. Lyde, of Bol-  tO' .  "Mr. Lyde is a son-in-law of the  late Colonel Gildea, who 'commanded the Pretoria garrison in  1881, and he gives an entirely new  interest to the incident of the burying of lhe British flag at Pietoria  after Majuba.  ' "The flag was buried, he says, on  the restnrance of the independence  to the Transvaal, was not that  borne by Colley's force but was the  Union Jack carried by the 49th  regiment which was almost annihilated on going to strengthen Colonel  Gildea's position.  "A woman with the illfated regiment wrapped the flag around her .  under her dress and took it to  Pretoria, where ��������� it wa s buried by  British residents. Col. Gildea,  had dug it up and brought it home  with him on going to the command  at Dover.  "Though the belief prevails that  the flag still lies interred in African soil, it was in --possession of  Col. Gildea up to the time ol his  death, about a year ago, and was  till recently retained by the family  and kept hanging over the mantle-  piece.  "Colonel Gilden often declared  that it would again float over Pretoria; and Mr. Campbell Gildea, of  Glasgow, one of his sons, has given  it to "the Colon ePs regiment, the  Royal Scots Fusiliers, who have it  with them in Natal, and are bent  on carrying it to the Transvaal  capital."���������Canadian Home Magazine.  ���������TAPS  >>  the Boeisi^  1    Natives; .are assisting  near Speafsman's. \' ': * V    ,  ,   ,'.  Van Anda joins  Mansion/,House  .fund entertainments.       - ' ���������;\ ,  ", The notorious Col. "Esterhazy is  serving .with the Boers.     -.,     '      ',  Canadian Patiioiic fund is now  in.the neighborhood of $111,00. '   ,  ,         *-     "   *"'  Colonel Long, who jeopardized  hisgunsat the first, Tugela"-affair  is probably dying from" nis woiulds.'  Remington's Scouts   have-been  disbanded by. Methuen^on' act dunt  of  some   members communicaling^  with Bi.ers. .     ���������     > ' .  "'��������� J 1  M  -'.!  -ti  4  n  ���������    A Borr disguikd^ h s a  High 1 a ndr".  .er Wiii" 'detec:ed aC.M'.dtr'r^Iiiyer:^  lie thus ' brped^to   e?cape ubst-rya-  tion-iis a spy.   .     . ,   ������*\-,.,���������:"\ '  ' Men of the'2nd Canadian Contingent from McLtod. will-, carry  lariats to tlie war: Either to la-s'o  a fresh horse or a Boer as occasion  demands.  South African Chartered Com-  panyt and Cecil Rho'des will .organize   corps   of    irr-gulars.      Major  Cairiigton,   of Cnriington's  Horse  -i  ��������� Force, will command.  Two hatches of trained dogs have  been dispatched faom Germany to  a-sist the Boers. They have been  drilled to dismount cyclistc by pulling them from thtirm.. chines, nnd  a dozen or so of these d. gs are calculated to throw, a cyclist corps in- jl  to great confusion. . fti'  According to the statment of a  Boer lady of education now in England, it has always been the policy  of Krugeer to conceal the number  of Boer casualties in - war even in  the Transvaal. Boers killed in  battle are weighted and thrown into Rivers and m������ infoimation is  o-iven to his relatives. Thus it will  be seen that an estimate is hard to f|  arrive at. . '  On 15th inst Mr. Chamberlain iii f|  Commons said that the Natal Ministry had  notified   Home  Government that they  could be no longer ||  responsible for the peaceful behav- f  ioh of the  Zulus on   account of the I  Boer invasion   of    their   territory.  He   further said   that if report of f  invasion was correct, natives would V  be   encouraged    and    assisted   in ^  maintaining    their    rights,     Mr. |  Chamberlain's /words   on this   oc- |  casion are aescibed  as being "cold |  and cutting as steel" and of "terri-  ^  ble import," sitting meanwhile with J  a face "firm and unmoved." ||  Had   Gladstone, in  the   last af-j  fair,   possessed and   exercised one-1  half the   firmness and   decision of ||  of Mr.   Chamberlain,  there wquldj"  have been no Boer War of .1900:'      I  ���������"������������������: ���������'���������" ': " '   i \-        '    s  fl.1  1     I  f  ^  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  ONE  ON  SOUSA.  IIo-iv nn Artle������������ Orean Grinder Mnde  KuslneM (Joo'tl.  John E'hilin Sous.-i has au intense dis-  lilu* .tor rhe mutilation of his musical  compositions. To hear one of his march-  ' es i������Jayed out "of tune or time not only  -sets, hia teeth on edge, hut provokes his  auger beyond his power ot resistance.  Not long ago he .went down from his  home in Youkers, on the Hudson, to New  York city, and in front of the Grand  Central , station he heard an organ  grinder playing "The Washington Post  March." He was turning the wheel  with the utmost slowness and extreme  irregularity, i It sounded like a funeral  march.  ,  Sousa stood it as loug as ho could and  then rushed across the street and exclaimed: "That's not the way to play  that. Don't do it any more! It's awful!"  "How should 1 play?" aaked tho  grinder" impassively.  "Faster, faster!"  *     "Ah!"  "Yes. This way. Let me show you."  And he took the crank into his hands  and turned it with so much spirit, and  vigor that he soon had a crowd around  him.. ~ '< .  7 "Thank you," said the organist.   "Who  are you V"  "I'm Soumi.    That's the proper"way "to  play that march."1  "Thank you," sir," replied the organist,  ibowin;;; profoundly.        '  The  next (lay Sousa came to town on"  the same train .-aid found the same organ  grimier in  the .same place playing "The  -Washing.on I'ost March" just as he had  ��������� been taught 'the day before, -but with  much greater miccuss. Murmuring and  -evidently   awe   stricken   spectators  wore  ,-dozens deep circled around the musician.  S-'msa  forced his way io the front to see  <the cause of the excitement.    FJe  found  it.     On- the  organ" was  a   large  canvas  , sign    reading:    ''The    Washington    Post'  March. Composed by John Philip Sousa.  Played by a Pupil of Sousa."  Mr. Sousa has not giveu any more mu-  ������ic lessons to strangers.���������Columbus (O.)  Press-I'ost. r ,  The great lung healer is 'found in that  excellent medicine sold as Bicklo's Anti-  CoLSumptive    Syrup.     It   soothes    and  ��������� diminishes the sensibility of tne membrane of the throat and air passages, aud  Is a eovereign remedy, for all coughs,  colds, hoarfceuess, pain or soreness in the  chest, bronchitis, etc.    It has cured many  . when supposed to be far advanced in consumption. >  Women's  Ailments.  Women aro coming . to understand  that the Backaches,  H eadaches, Tired  Feelings and Weak  Spells from which  they suffer are due  to wrong action of  the kidneys.  The poisons that  ought to be carried  off are sent back  into the blood, tafc'ag'with them a multitude of pains and aches.  DOAN'S Kidney Pills  drive away pains and aches, ma^te women  healthy and happy���������able to enjoy life.  Mrs. C.H.' Gillespie, 204 Britain Street,  St. .John, N.B., says*  '' Some time ago I had a violent attack  of La Grippe. From *thi8, severe kidney  trouble arose, for which I doctored with  a number of the best physicians in St.  John, but received little relief. Hearing  Doan'B Kidney Pills highly spoken of, I  began their ust- arid in a sshort time found  them to be a perfect cure. Before taking  the������o pills' I suffered' such torture that I  could not turn over in bed without assistance. Doan's Kidney Pills have rescued  me front,this terrible.condition, and havo  removed".every pain and ache.   SKATES  MADE   OF   GLASS.  Work while yon sleep without a gripe  or pain, curing Dyspepsia, Sick Headache  anil Cor!.������li]������:il ion and n'fJee you feel buUor  iu tho morning, Price '2on.  IMPERTINENT; PERSONALS.  Pointed Pnrnj?rni������ti������.  Unhappiiicss is half happy until deprived i������f hope.  Some men * work' hardest .trying to'accomplish useless-things. :  A lie is always in a hurry, but the  .truth is willing lo wait.  The  more, horse sense a man  has the  loss he bets on the races.  * Excuse   is   ii   cloak' used   by   indolent  people to cover neglected duties.  No man, would be conceited if he  conld see himself as others see him.���������  Chieago Xews.  Important to Cyclists aud Lacrosse Boys.  Mr. Mack White. - tho well-known  trainer of the Toronto Lacrosse Club and  Osgoods Hall Football Club, writes: I  consider Griffith's Menthol Liniment unequalled for athlotea or those,training. I  have used it with the best success, and  can heartily recommend it lor stiffness,  soreness, sprains and all forms of swelling and inflammation. All druggists,  25c ts.  THE  CENSOR.  If the sultan is going to have som*  warships built here, why, that's another  case where Turkey is a cause of thanksgiving.���������Philadelphia Times.  No army is complete without a press  censor. He gains more victories and reports fewer losses than any other sort of  an officer or soldier.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.        ' ,  After all, football appears'to be an incentive to education. After a man has  been so badly crippled that he can't walk  he has nothing to do but study.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  It will be an instructive episode to  mark to what extent Passenger Agent  Daniels will he able to abolish tip< on  dining cars of the New York Central.���������  lillmirn Gazette.  The man who said that the only geography one really knew was learned from  the places one visited forgot what could  be done in this respect by a.lively, foreign  war.���������New. York Evening Sun.   '  An attempted bullfight at Puebla resulted inthe bulls turning upon the whole  show and driving the spectators out of,  the place. The bulls seem to be "getting  on" to the game.- Thero will be.no more  of it at Puebla.���������-Boston Globe.  The Sioux warriors who did the Indian  congress act at the exposition yearn for a  season at Buffalo. The rations are said  to be better than the reservation fare,  while; the opportunity to sell trinket*  brings ample pin money.���������Omaha Bee.  The New York clergyman who 1������  preaching a. series of sermons on matrimony pointed oi.t to his congregation hist  Sunday that married men outlive bachelors. Probably this preacher never heard  the Hon.* George Marden's���������conundrum as  to why married men live longer than single ones. They don't. It only seems so  to them.���������Boston Herald.  Dewey's,engagements aro always brief.  ���������Utica (N. Y.) Observer.'  We would like to know if it isn't about  time to be handing a sword or a house or  something to' Fitz-Hugh Lee.���������Minneapolis Times.  "An honorable death is the knighthood  of life" is what Miss Mary E. Wilkin*  wrote in an autograph album once. Probably she is in no hurry to be1 knighted.���������  . Boston Globe.  Rudyard Kipling has written another  great war poem, ..which it is hoped his  genius will enable him to live down. No  ordinary man would .ever recover from it.  ���������Chicago Inter Ocean. -  , General White made a great blunder  when he went after Nicholson's Nek instead of jabbing him,in the slats^or forcing him -to 'the ropes with a Sharkey  , rush.���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat. /  Sir Henry Irving's remark on his arrival that he is pleased to find' that the  country is prosperous and that money is  plentiful again is one of those things that  might better have been put in some other  way.���������Provideuce Journal.  If Hadji Mil-am, sultan of Sulu, cares  to change his mode of conducting, a harem from the job lot to the installment  plan, he might get some^useful pointers  from the experience of Mr. De Wolf  Grass Widower Hopper.���������St. Louis Republic  At last A'lfred Austin. England's official poet, has successfully wooed his stereotyped muse. We recositiize iu "Afric's  s>hore." "inflexible as fate," "unfaltering  hands" and "fettered state" our old  friends of venerable whiskers and prehistoric value. We extend to Mr. Austin  our awestrickcti congratulations.--New  York Journal.  THE PUBLIC should bear in mind  that Dr. Thomas' .Ecleotric Oil has nothing in common with the impure, deteriorating class of so-called medicinal oils.  It is eminently pure and really efficacious  ���������relieving pain and lameness, stiffness  of the joints and muscles, and sores or  harts, besides being an excellent specific  for rheumatism, coughs and bronchial  complaints.  IVot So Bi-nve as Ho Looked.  Strickon by panic, the audience was  jamming itself Into the exits.  Tbe celebrated funny comedian went  oil willi Ins "rvtrn" cool, calm and eol-  h'cii-.l.  "Itiin fer \er life!" .shouted the'property m.-iti in a whisper. "De house is  afire!**  ������������������<}<���������<���������!" <uid the roinedinii. "I thought  it was just the usual rush."���������Indianapolis -fouruhl.  TUMORS  They Are Said to Have Many Advantages  OverTlio.se Blade of Steel.  "I believe the death-knell of wooden  and metal skates'has been, rung," said  one of the largest sknte manufacturers  to an English reporter. "Several practical inventors have been experimenting  ,on. these articles for years past, and the  latest re-sult is a skate made of glass,  hardened by a recently discovered process to the consistency of steel. The entire skate is of this substance, tho upper  part resembling a slipper,' open behind  with a split leather 'lace-up' heol-cap.  "Among several advantages stated are,  that they are much - faster ��������� than steel  blades and, so extremely slippery that  they will run almost equally well over,  rough, snow covered ice as upon smooth,  and also glide easily over ~ inequalities,  broken twigs and other obstiuctions.  They are made, very sharp, "and, owing  to ttieir extreme hardness, it is impossible to blunt them; and, unlike steel  skates, thoy never want grinding and  cannot rust. *'  "The crystal skntps are really beautiful in appearance, being nearly transparent; the substance has,5'-also, while in  the liquia state, been variously colored.  They hjivc already been privately tested.  A famous skating champion recently'  tried a'pair at,the Niagara Ice Rink, using mahogany-colored ones, to avoid attracting notice, . fche timo- being hardly  ripe for exhibition. A private trial'has  also/been made in Paris at an ice rink  exclusively hired for tho occasion,' several,  ladies���������among them a celebrated lady"  continental, skater���������taking'" part; their  skates* were colored blue, <crimson, brown,  etc., to match their costumes."���������Baltimore American.*' . tr "  One Mother's "Death. r  Columns of facts and figures   with   all  their   arugments,  ,could   not    convey   a-  stronger portrayal 'of the  awful effects of s  drunkenness than this -story of  real life'  taken from one of tho   big   daily   papers  of Now York.  ��������� One monring last winter,  so the story runs, a policeman   camo into  the Jefferson   Market   court," having   in  charge a, Jad of twenty.    The boy . stared,  vacantly about him, and his   face, which  was   honest * and   good   'humored,''was  bloated with a loug ' and heavy debauch.  Clopc behind him camo 'a1 little woman,  decently clad.    " -v^j.    ��������� ^ /  Her hair was (���������white,1 and her countenance pale and anxious.  "Who's this, officer?" the justice said,  when the boy's turn came. j-  ,  "It is Jbhn-tCleiiry. your honor. We've  got his mother ' to enter . complaint  against-him for habitual .drinking. Wo1  think if he had 'a month at the island it-  would give him a chance to pull up. "L  "You can"do nothing with him yourself. Mrs.- Clcary?'" asked the kindly,  magistrate, who, used as he was to  scenes .of suffering, ,was startled by "the  dumb agony in the oldiwoman's face.  "1 cannot, sir. , It's,five,years since he  took to drink. It's not' Johnny's fault.  Therc's-.four saloons ."near by., Ho was as  good a boy as ever a mother had. He is  good* now when ho is himself."   v  \  .'Hels mad when., drunk/. ,tho , polico-  nmn said. "He tried to .kill her twice."  "Sign the complaint, Mrs. Cleary,"  tho magistrate ordered, .nodding '���������to a  clerk who laid a printed form on the  table before her saying: ���������' "Write your  name on that line." 'y '  Sue took up the pen, and then turned  to the justice again. Her thin face was  bloodless.  "Sir." she said, "he's all. the child  I've, got! I've been fighting''tho devil for  him live years. If 1 sign that paper, I'll  have to let him go. Ho"ll never come  homo again."  "It's tho only chance to save him,"  the officer said.  Siie wrote her name. Johnny was told  to stand up.  "Now go into tho witness-box," a policeman directed her. "You must swear  against him!" Her foot was on the step.  She suddenly turned. "I can't swear  against him! I can't!" She clutched her  breast with both hand's. "It'skilling me!  Johnny come here!"  Her son sprang toward her, but sho  fell at his feet. She was doad when he  lifted her.  "Mother, mother, T'llquit the drink!"  the startled lad cried.  Bud she did not answer. The physician  said it was heart disease.  An ambulance was summoned. Some  one whispered to the justice.  "Discharged," he said. nnd the  wretched lad followed his dead mother  home to be haunted all his life by tho  terrible thought that he sent her brokenhearted to her death.���������Seh  06 &e<4/ 4tf������o  i  tfiffy i# 4*u4/ 4*s Cf7V>visn*CiMs.   "*"��������� *.  ���������/ '������������������'."  M       ^M S MM    **  USE  ��������� i  EDDY'S  BRUSHES  , ��������� -  ������������������������������������  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  AT   THE  WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  "We teach Shorthand, all Business Sub-  jcctH   and   Telegraphy.     No   Holiday*   at'  Xinas     Individual Instruction.   Students  may enter at any tliue.    Get Particular*.  G. W. DONALD, Sec. -  "  \ t f r *.  NATIONAL  LIFE ASSURANCE  CO. OF CANADA.  Aortas Wanted in Unbiepbssbntbo District*  NARES & ROBINSON;  "Winnipeg; man.  Managers Man. and _jf. Vf. T.  , "  ,     i   i       "   ,    1      r-  W. JT. U.^   253.,  f t    Tj *   r  HIGH GRADE' PLOWS, SEEDING MACHINES,  Carnage-, Wagona, "Barrows, Windmills!  &c.    COCKSHUTT PtOWCO., Winnipeg.  DOMINION    LANDS  SCRIP   FOR   SALE.  W.  Write  u������ for full information.     You  can SAVE MONEY.  H.   SPRbULE   &   COMPANY,  -   Real Estate and Financial Brokers,  375 Main St., Winnipeg.  LUOAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Writ8 US. HauUlUm.Ont.  Circle Teas  'X. S. & B. CoffeesJ;- -  "L. S. & B. Extraeta  "L.S..X: B. Spices ;���������>'  FREE  SEND  FOR  OUR  ALOG   OF   ' iftrt/k  SEEDS, EM; 1900  Farm and Garden  Implements.  J. M. PERKINS, Winnipeg  "A Word to the *Wl������e." Etc.  ** The youug man had "taken off'his  coat und'huug his-hat carefully on the  hall rack. Com ins into the parlor, he  weiit to the fire aiul held'his hands out  to; warm them.. TJie'tgirl ��������� waited for  him to speak, hut it was erident^rhnt  he was a bashful young man and knew  not * how to begin the conversation.  Finally he sa:d: ��������� . ,  "It was very, very cold last night. 1  staid fit home and hugged the stove all  tlie evening."'   \ "      '        "      '~  The girl turned her groat brown eyes  toward him aud-said.'witli just a tinge  of art iii ber voice:  "I don't see any use In hugging a  s^tove."���������Baltimore Herald.   *  Patiently Bore Disgrace for Years.  Healthful Isnoranoe.  "Don't yon want the water of your  ' w^Il analyzed?" asked the traveling  agent of the chemical company.  ���������"W.Kit fur?" inquired tho hale old  farmer sitting ou the front porch.  "To know whether it is pure and  wholesome or not."  "I reckon not. If there's anything  the matter of it. mister. I'd ruther not  know it"  "EIow long have you been using it?"  "Eighty-seven years."  The traveling agent passed on.���������Chicago Tribune.  ...���������V-1-  '  '' v'->  I,  ,     ������/*  1   J  . 1   '      -,5,'.'  .1                   A       j  ^    v  >>         1 .       <**  1 -f  f  >  J - ������.������  '"'j������-: "f'  {t  'V- ���������-,;,.���������  "���������V-^K,  ,      ,        -                *���������_ a-"*  ir  - ��������� -;-c-  'sl--      >  - -  'i   '.' ',  : y.  i-  ^   11  -  11. >  **T .      ' ������-     Y  v  1    t  . v   - -I  ���������   S;   1-  !       1     ������������������> M  . ..MX-.-   -   tie-   ^.xj*  ... ������tf  ���������i'  "< *> y>'f  ������������������ '. i ",v  t,  , ".i ,v  11-1,1.  V- '���������������  ., 'v.  Only Sa-vy  Her Own  Jolce.  Aunt Hannah���������Of course you on slit  not to go if your husband <!<it>s not want  you to go. You know you promised to  obey him.  Mrs. Darling���������When 1 promised to  obey him. of course. I looked upon it aa  it joke. You could uot think seriously of  'obeying a man who had been telling you-  for nearly a year that he desired only  to bo your devoted slave--   "        *"  '  Are Readily Removed by Our  Constitutional Treatment Without the Necessity of Operation.  Many people are afflicted with lumps or  rumors in various parts of the body that do  not seem to cause them/much pain or inconvenience. Tumors, it must not be forgotten,  aro serious, and should not bo neglected tor  several reasons. In the first place their  growth may involve or impair some vital  part of the body; in the second place they  constitute a drain on the system, and in the  third place they frequently dove'op into  cancers, as any physician will substantiate.  Few people care to have their growths removed by the surgeon, as they dread the  pain of the operation. With our pleasant  home treatment it is different. You simply  take the remedy internally. 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These  stones are.set in silver, and the lining  of the crown is of purple velvet. This  crown was made in Geneva at tho command of Catherine II., and is valued at  about SI,000,000.  The Czar's scepter was made for the  Emperor Paul in 1797, and it is the  finest that the world has ever seen, It  is surmounted'by the famous Orloff  diamond. The diamond cross is supported by a sapphire of fabulous,  value.  Tho collar, star, and jewel of the  order of St. Andrew, another of the  Emperor's jewels, is ornamented with  five pink diamonds and two Siberian  aquamarines, one blue and one green,  set in diamonds. The dec-oration ia  valued at more than 875,000.  Profitable Silence.  "I think that husbands ought to pay  their wives a weekly salary," declared  Mrs. Tomdik.  "About how much?" asked Mrs. Ho-  jack.  "Well, say $10 a week."  "I used to think so, too, until I discovered that my husband pays about  $S0O a year for my millinery and  clothes alone, and then I decided that  any salary I would like to ask for  wouldn't go very far."���������Detroit Free  Press.  >������a*������!  . When it comes to healing- up old  running- sores of long standing there  is no remedy equal to Burdock Blood  Bitters.  Bathe the sore with the B.B.B.���������  that relieves the local irritation.  Take the B.B.B. internally���������that  clears the blood of all impurities on  which sores thrive.  Miss D. Melissa Burke, Grindstone,'Magdalen Islands, P.Q., says:  "It is with pleasure I speak in favor of  B.B.B. which cured me of a running sore  on my leg. I consulted three doctors and  they g-ave me salve to put on, bat it did no  good. Finally my leg became a solid  running sore. In fact for nearly a month  I could not put my foot to the floor.  "I was advised to use B.B.B. and die1  sou Three bottles healed up my leg en  tirely so that I have never been troubled  with it since."'  "I had for years patiently borne the disgrace, suffering, misery and privations due  to ray husband's drinking habits. Hearing  of your marvelous remedy for the enre ot ���������  drunkenness, which I could give my husband secretly, I decided to try it.' I procured a package and mixed it in his food  nnd coffee, and, as the remedy was odor- -  less and tasteless, he <".id not know what it  was that so quickly relieved his craving for  liquor. He soon began to pick up flesh,  his appetite for solid food returned, h������  stuck to his work regularly, and we now  have a happy home. After he was completely cured I told him of the deception  I had practised on him, when he acknowledged that it had been his saving, as he  had not the resolution to break off of .his  own accord. I heartily advise all women  afflicted as I was to give your remedy a  trial."  A pamphlet In plain, sealed envelope,  sent free, giving testimonials and full information, with directions how to take or  administer Samaria Prescription. Correspondence considered sacredly conQden-  tlnl. Address The Samaria Remedy Co.,  23  Jordan-street,   Toronto,  Onfc  THE ONLY PRINTERS' SUPPLY HOUSE  IN THE NORTHWEST  \V> keep a large stock always on hand of TYrT-  PRINTERS' MATERIAL "id PRINTERS' MACHINERY; can lit out Daily or Weekly Papon  or Job Outfits on few hours' notice. "W* aJa������  ���������"apply READY-PRINTS; STEREO-PLATES. ���������"-*  PAPEf. and CARD STOCK.  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER  Toronto Tvpe Foundry Co., I united.  173- Ow<������n St.. IViitii-lpcfr..  flO MOT PAY CASH!  Pay in SOBIP for Dominion Luanda aad  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For full  information apply to  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS   AND    BROKERS  Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BA2JK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF    ���������  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  J.  D.  O'BRIEN."...  BROKER   IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Prlva'e Wire Connection with a-1 Leading  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought. Sold and  Carried on Marg ns. 0 n respondenoe Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man,  V. O. -DBA-WEB 1������������7. J  I   r  Ir1 / U  ������������������ >  ���������U'   .  -'.       1   .    X  ������ ��������� -. <*  l-V, '���������'���������' <  Ir j J *  ,THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SAl'UKUAY.���������  TO. 35. Bn&erson, E������Mtor.  *5T, Advertisers who want their  t  changed,    should  get    copy in    t.  12 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers toiling to lece.ve Ti  Nkws regularly will confer a favor by no  y    ������ tl������e otiiee.  Job Worfc Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  SATURDAY,   FEB/, 24th,     19C<  WHAT SHALL  WE DO TO BL.  .SAVED?  That   the   .present   Govcrnmeni.  ship is  fast -falling to   pieces is po  tent now to everyone.    Rudderle.-s.  di?mat<ted   and   waterloguted  it  i-.  dlifting unto the rocks (f dissolution urged on by a resistless power  behind.      During   the . short   and  notorously   useless,   reign   of   the  present administration   they nave  syfctemitically   wrought itheir own  rain by using a. vacillating   policy  and at times by the passing of acts  most ruinous  to the   welfare of tie  country.    By their high-handed n d  arbitrary methods of doing things,  either in Council or in Parliament;  they  have, alienated   friends and  embittered   foes.    They have uselessly vexed people   in all parts of.  the country   by   petty   acts of injustice thereby   incuring the enmity   or     in  any  case the    disapprobation of eminent, citizens who,  in many cases   were at first favorably . disposed: toward .them.   See  for   example the   sponging  off the  . list of the - names, of most   respectable and   influential   citizens who  in   many   cases had ..acted   many  years  witnout   renumeraiion,  but  ���������With   the  loss of   much   valuable  time, as, Justices of-the JPeace.  It has been said, that there has  been a great falling of of Provincial  Revenue in the last year. Can  this be a matter of wonderment  when the pridcipal mines of Koot-  enay have been closed down by untimely legislation?. We do not say-  that the 8-hour law is bad,_because  any law to enable wage earners to  get the largast amount of money  for the least amount of labor must  be good but that this was untimely  and that it has been of no value to  tha workingbnan.is evident for the  mines are closed and the working-  men are without the means of earning their daily wage.  The takins off of mining licenses  has had the effect of showing Ah  gin that he maybe employed and  can go' mining without paying over  his ltttle $5.00 and thousands of  Chinese are thus mining to-day in  Cariboo and other place* witdout  paying one cent into the public  treasury. The loss has been enormous but will be paid for by the  present member's seat in Cariboo.  But among all asinine emania-  tions of weak brains, the Alien Act  stands pre-eminent. A proceeding  oh the same parallel as those upoii  which Great Britain is at war to-'  . day. To think of the capital lost  to the country, the revenue lost to  the Government and the terrible  set back to the progress of the At-  lin country alone. A setback  which left thousands of loyal British subjects who had spent ' their  last dollar in getting in; without  any chance of making enough to  get out   with or   even to   buy food  one's  tluiiiselves; leaves a . taste in  m uth ak n t������������ assafcetida.  This is paying nothing of the in-  j astice'done the citizens of a friendly power whose alliance and friendship are of the greatest value to  our mother country, and whose  ci izens v\ere willing to spend large  sums of money in Canadian development. , Then the pitilul spectacle of their weakness exposed to  thewerld; when, with their usual  vacillation they first proposed t..������.  amend the law and then finally repealed it, thus clearly showing that  their policy-was utterly rank. But  repealing lt will not bringbaok public and private losses. Formerly  it was the custom under the old  regime to send police officers  from the various        cen  tres on   periodical trips   into   the  more unsettled parts of the district.  This was   wise, for   the fact being  generally known  that a police officer was liable at any. time to make  his   appearance   was a   check   on  crime in remote  parts.,  One of the  "first acts' of the .present   government was to issue   circulars to every Government   Agent and  Chief  Constable that  constables were not  to leave   their stations   unles������ cal-  ed upon., What lungs   of brass a  man must have to make Mr. Mitchell  in Cumberland hear him from Cape  Mud.ge when  a   squad of drunken  Indiandsn.ena.xs hi* life andsteals  his property, as  they did with Andy Galorno   some   years   ago, and  who   took   the   law  into his own  hands ;and shot   one through the,  arm?    People are loth to settle in  in remote parts of the country jUnr  der   m<re    favorable     conditions.  What   likelihood^   there * of tobr  taining   settlers   for   the  millions  of acres of wild land when thS.government "refuse them even transient  police protection?    A  person-taking up   wild  land is   immediately  taxed, but'no effort  has been made  by the   preseat   administration   to  gain   population   and enrich   the  country by   spending   anything in  in roads, railways or police protec-  tion. They canrpt see how to throw  out   a   si>ratt to   catch a   whale-rr-  their's   are   all sprat Is���������and.  how  their   hands  were   raised  in holy  horror   when an   opposition member's clerk,   innocent of any wrong  doing, sold   the   Government a ton  of   coal!     The    expenses   of that  member's  re-election they  took no  thought of.    He must be unseated.  And   lo!   now   it   transpires  that  the president, of their   council,-the  gentle  McKech nie, the  Vancouver  Coal Company's   doctor, has , been  sucking   Government  paps alL along wgen he most certainly "didn't  orter."    They   have   drawn   their  salaries for  weeks when   their majority   has been   too small to. conduct the country's business'.  They  would   not go to   the country   for  fear of defeat   and  they have  held  on to public office,  drawing public  money when   they have   been:in a  position which   rendered   their, being of any use to the country or to  their constituedcies, an impossibility.    To   cap all   and   to . create if  possible  a   majority   of   favorable  seats for themselves, they try to deprive  Vancouver Island of valuable and much   needed   representation by cutting out one constituency  altogether and one   member- out of  another.  WAR NEWS.  Toronto, Feb. 21.���������-The Glebe has the  fjllowing from Modder River: Canadian  Contingent participated in Sunday's battle.  Tuey forded the Modder River after a ni������ht  nurch and wereengaged all day. The B C.  caMualtiea were killed: Scott, Mardrel, Jaok  soilani.Summers; wounded: Todd, Art-old,  Beach, Nethersol, ETuncaffe. Ri*ere, U.xon,  Smiles, Thompson and McKenzie; altogether  the Canadians lost 19 killed and 31 wounded.  Ladyamith heliographed to Coleiiso as  follows: Enemy have removed ' their Long  Tom from Bulwayah Hill. Buller'a naval  guas are raiding the enemy's position. We  exyect relief wUhiii two days.  , Paadersburg, Feb. 21.���������Gen. Cronjie's  night march from Majersfontem now appears to have endued in disastar. The main  body of the Boers are enclosed i" a dea.ily  death trap. Enemy are hiding in bed of  Modder.River, commanded by British artillery and closed on east and west by In-  fantry. They made a gallant charge but  were repulsed and surrounded. "      - -������ "<       ^  Modder River, Feb. 21.���������The Boer forces  under Cronjie are estimated at. 8,000 men*  At 12 o'clock he asked an armistice for 12  hours which was refused,- later he sent a  messenger to say he would surreuder. The  British general sent a reply telling him to  come into camp ��������� which he refused saying  there was a mistake and that he would right  to the bitter end. The bombardment wa  then reopened and our 1> ddite shells reach- ���������  ed the Boer' waggons. We continued shelling the'laager, through the night and in  the morning, resumed with maxims in the  morning, cniefjy from the north side. , ,  How did the   mustache go  Captain?; .-'''��������� ' . ��������� ���������-'--������������������  Mr. McPhee of Courtenay -ht-s  made a gr. at improvement in hi-*  store the.e, having hud.a large, well  cut out of the ceiling so as to f������rm  a gallery ih the upper story. The  convenience and improvement is  most marked. Mr. McPhee is pio-  grese-ive. -* r r������ " ���������  ...... :..-.*��������� ������   ������   80*0 pairs Boy's Tweod,Pants, .splendid value.,. 50 cts. aud upwards at  Gtas Hauck's. .  VICTORIA NEWS.  \  *' Victoria, Feb 23 ���������The House opened  this afternoon with the biggest tongue tiuht  of the season between, Neil and Eberts who  called cne another every name on the catalogue for the charge of yesterday that Neil  was a pro-Boer.  Redistribution   Bill bill   defeated   bp  a  vote of 19 to 18.  CITY OF CUMBERLAND  -    Sidewalk Kate By-Law.  A BY-LA.W to authorize and regulate  the payment of the cost of constructing side-walks.  Be it enacted by the Maj or and Council  as follows:  To tax each and every ratepayer in the  City ot Cumberland, in front of whose  place a side-walk shall l be la^d, one-  third the amount of the cost of material and labor, provided that said  side-walk be laid on the Avenue only.  And that side-walks laid on streets  be built out of the general revenue.  Read the firstt.me 29th Jan.,1900.  Read the second time 12th Feb., 1900.  Read the third time 17th Feb., 19,00.  Reconsidered and finally passed 19th  Feb., 1900.  James Carthew,  L. W. NUNNS, . Mayor!  C. M.C  PAY!   PAT!   PAT!  In Aid of the Canadian Patriotic Fund at  Marble Bay Opera House,  ^exada   Island  Thursday, March 1st.  Patriotic Songs, Instrumental  Music, Negro Melodies, Step  Dan.ing, Recitations, Etc., Etc.  S S. CITY OF NANAIMO will con-  eey visitors to Van Anda and* return  after the Concert.  Steamer will leave UNION WHARF,  CO-vlOX, at 12 o'clock, noon.  Str. Tickets, -11. Concert 50 cts  0NPAY=PA1  -OF���������  uS  IIII4.W9  9  r-  near. etc.  100 pieces of siik at remnant.  30 pieces dress   goods worth from  75c. and $1.35 per yard, now 50c,  Women's dress skirts worth $6.50'-,  sale price.$5.85.     .  25 pieces black dress goods worth  ,85c. now 50c. and 65c.  New   assortment of ladies'   ties, ,  belts, etc. . .  White, plain and twilled 8-4 sheeting.25c. a yd..  Embroidered sheeting 6 yds for $1.00    T  Ivlen's suits, boys' suits and  boys'  reefers  half price,  Many of these lines-must be cleared out at once  to make room for new goods. To do this we sacrifice a great deal, tut that is gain you.  Si-EYENSON & GO'S.  Cash Store,   Cumberland, B. C.  WI  COME to the  CashGroceryStore  att Comox for your X-  mas Hoi <} C < cc- :  Groceries, Biscuits,  Cakes, Fruits, canned  and fresh, Canned  Meats, Canned ' Peels  Qranges and Lemons,  fresh." Anything you desire in Xmas Novelties,  Cards, Toys, etc. Also a'  ���������new line of Boots, Shoes  and Dry Goods. .Flour and  Feed always on hand. Inspection invited and a fair share of  your patronage solicited. Wish  in������ you a Merrv Xmas and a  Happ\ and prosperous New  Year.        1 remain,  Yours sincerely,  F. J. Leighton,  COMOX.  M  ('���������'I  FlNIiEY  Photographer  -WILL BE   IN-  Hospital Benefit  GRAND BALL  Under Auspices  of Cumberland  Grove  No.  3, U. A. O.   D. in  GUIBBRLAND   HALL,  MARCH 16,.  CORPORATION   OF THE  CITT Of CUIB1MMB  Court   of Revision.  NOTICE is hereby given that the Court  of Revision tor the purpose of hearing  all complaints against the -assessment  of 1900, as made by the Assessor of  the City of Cumberland, will be held at  the Council Chambers, City Hall, on  Saturday, the 31st day of March, A.D.  1900, at'the hour of 3 o'clock p.m.  By order,  Lawren -e W.   Nunns,  C. M. C.  .Cumberland, 24th Feb. 1900.  m  1  1  CUMBERLAND FEB. 281  "Without fail and wiJl  Remain until  CUT OFCUMBERLMD,  Trades License  Byfaw, 1898.  Amendment to Section 21.  Every Express Company, Gas Company,.;]:!  Telephone Company, Electric Light'M  Company, Street Railway or Tramwav1'^  Company, Investment and Loan So- 'jt  Society, Fur Dealer or Fur Traderm  $50 (Fifty Dollars) for every six months &J  except such Companies formed in the||]  Province of British Columbia, whichM  shall be $12.50 (Twelve Dollars and'J  Fifty Cents) for every six months. j|  Read the first time the   15th day of Jan-||  uarv, 1900. ^S|  ' vl  Read the   second   time tbe 20th  day ofjijl  January, 1900, |l  Read the third time the 29th day of Jan-$|  uary, 1900. $1  Reconsidered and finally passed the I5tl|||  day of February, 1900.  James A. Carthew,  Laurence W. Nunns, Mayoral  City Cleik. M  Cumberland, B.C.. 13th Feb., 1900.     M  FOR SALE:   Old   papers,  ply at News Office.  a* m  ���������f4  f


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