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E.;G,   i)  ' fa! .  lation   to: General   Buller'tt. ' I-iisty  summons from JJevonpptt."  ���������'liprlin, Jail. 10.���������4*>,000 Lyddite  shells have been   turned out by tlie  Krnpp's ��������� works'for.. Dr. Leyd's  "':h-is seat in\-Y-abcouyer, aud; try: corir  elusions with Mr^Gottp  cou'yer;.' pr Dr.  McKechnie ���������'';in'. Na-  ; 'riaimo Ci'y,:or Mr.'Bmiih in; South  Nanaimo, or������������������ Mr. Semlin; in. West  Yale.���������"���������. ������������������**;"=':;���������; -v.-:-:. ";'.-;���������  London, 12.���������In!   the att-ick   ou  1  W  MOTTO:;',  I^QIJANTI'TY  I���������������������������-.vBU'i-- 'Duality/  Ne^v York, Jan.   lO.-MeGove.ir.j .Ladyamith lost Saturda>r tbe Brit  ;cripiion:'';list'beWplaced-ih.'v eyery<iiii^*ji  P6at''Office^.'St6re*-an(i-->'hbtel'?-i*i^ioe^  y ���������+y^yfnym^;w%?$%-  ������������������yy^WiMmM  ;;"    1  ���������V y J    " 1N-VJ* i  ���������F5>  Mr  SKi*l  .*���������!'  kn,eked Dixon out   last night in S  rounds after a hard fight.  Victoria, Jan.   10,���������In. House today Jos. Martin defended tlie gross'"  attack miide upon him by the .Ku-  naimo Heraid::   He  Baid    he ..v.-i: i  address   a   meeting    at   Nanaimo  And yet a ir.ood stock of   holiday   goqds * :now  .    i'i V   ' yC'^W^X-   n     er^r������'*.lfv    the*'��������� "ht^t i'������ome   time   this   week,- P-rubaoly  ���������fn hand     Ainas ^aiclb a   spv:^iciiiy, lug   icXl^l  ,,v,.���������w..iu ...     ... , c        . ... Saturday  ^nd* prettiest designs yet shown in tne town.  ; Gall and Inspect. . A. H.- PEACEY.  '  ;  ��������� ;0^_>_:E__*Si3_i^.^.X3....   -,_.-,  Th'-se who attended tie dance at j      Mr. Alex Grant is town   and   is  Comox, for the benefit of the  Man- I goii^g to be with us a few days.  sion.House Fund,   enjoyed   thorn- ,-  :��������� r * ves immt-risely,' .ub til��������� 1!'! |      The News War Bulletin gives a l<  j. . '7      .,,",-        .*..      n+   +>,n ' the latest news  of   tho   Transvaal  A social   will be    given   at  toe ���������  .       -     , ���������        .   | Subscribe   jor   the .   Bulletin   and  "^toJhJ0!^ 1ZZ U-P Pfdo������ the Wa,    Price pe. ������������������> lne   c11Uu_,..fe ���������   ., ,^ -     lho ^^^   _���������avhy and  naig, muter ine au.picc    , ..      month $1^0, or .5 cents per copy. -..recnbvr.    With   the exc-pUon   oi .  "pvvprth .League.. \ . '"���������        '  London, 9���������Gen, Lord Roberts  aud Lord   Kitohener have   arrived  5vt   ():���������> r:f-������. Town.'  London, 10.���������Rumored from  Cape Town tna*- a big battle is now.  on at Tu'&ela River:    No details.  Fere Canip, 10.-Firing from  Boer position around Ladysmith  V^tin to-davi. It siiU continues  but. lhe   cannonading is   Light and  ish losses/were' 14 officers killed and  U wounded and over 800 non-commissioned' ofiicers and. men' killed  and'^ounded. The Bo-, r. 16-sea are  estimated at between; 2,000 and  3,000 men.  Feere* Camp, 8.���������Our palrols  have searched both flanks.of the  Boer position. They found a large  camp live miles east of Culenso.  Evidently in anticipation of a British attempt at turning movement.  Vancouver, 12.���������Mayor Garden  was elected to-day by a majority of  194,  .Even the arrival of Roberts and  Kitchener at Cape Town has failed  to stem tbe growing  impatience at  !    the  scriu  I  district. !  7 -7   ~: CITY ELECTIONS,'  :     Tho following  are the   results:of7;J7S!;llS  theMunicipal Elections': 7  y fyy  FOKMAYOR.   . :f\y.  J.;,.A. Ciirthew. ...... .'........ . .5Q;  C. S. Ryder...... ... ������������������'..'.... .'.'. ,:B7f  Majority for Carthew..'.;.v7.. . .13  North Ward No;i]ihatipn's:----\V'^  B  Walker and J. JS. Caltiah.7  '.  No. opposition.;. 7 .7  Middle HTard:���������';^:  R. S. 'Robertson... . .'.',..-. .':....'.. .15  W. WillaVd.. . ...'.'..'.:. .;,'..;.. .14  Gus. Hauok.;..........,.-;...... 10  iff  ���������f%#���������;?$  . Robertson and Willard elected.  ;���������;. South Ward :~^;"  Cessford  *.*... r. 12  Nicoli..;.;.r.....,V!.........  9>  Robertson.  .'��������� ..........  9^  Returning   Officer cast his   vote*  in favor'of   Nicoll.    Cessford   and  Nicoll were elected.  \  Mr. Dave Richards has fitted a  tobacco stand in connection with  his barber shop. For .a good im-  ��������� poi ted cigar, call an Dave. N..  &s  jA.   n  .V  "t  PAW FOOZLES BADLY.  GEORGIE'S     DAD    MAKES     ANOTHER  SAD   EXHIBITION   OF HIMSELF.  4  ,'  -.  !���������&  '-������-J i   !  I A.1"*" " -/ <  .nJ' ..     .  , ,1' ���������  <ft  ��������� fte_<ra ���������**������?.  5*'  1  He Undertakes to Show How <Iie Ancient and Honorable Game Should  Be Played ��������� But Let Georgie Tell  the Story'For Himself.  My Uncle Fred Got paw to go out  . playin  Golf yistady  afternoon.    Thay  went over to the park whare  they are  >���������       some Linx, and me and maw and Little  albert and the pupp went Along to Sep  the Fun.  "I never thot I would cum  to this,'  paw Says, "but I spose I, got  to Be in  fashnn.    They ain't   no Game  to This  Thing!    What's   the   use  of  Gittin   a  %    'Fancy  Soot   fer   Sich   make   Beleave  munky bizness?   I could play golf with  my overcote on.   If thay was sumboddy  'pitchin the Ball and   puttin curves  on  to it they mite Be Sum Sense in Tryin  - to Hit it." But whare the Ball is Lay.in  Still   ennybuddy could   Hit   it without  Half Tryin.   It ain't nothin But shinny  wTith a Little style throwed in. . I used  to  Be  grait  at   that,  and  ennybuddy  what ever played Shinny can play This  game ^rite off.    I Bet  I kin   nock that  !   Ball so' fur the Furst whack I   give  it  ^    That nobuddy won't  never Find  it no  ' '   more."   ���������  .   -  "All rite." says Uncle  Fred, "come  * *' on'and Let's see you Do it. "  ','. '     So He,' put the Ball on Top of a Lit-  7." tie pile of  Sand and Give  paw one  of  /"/'the^clubs, and paw He Begin' to, Swing  - "/���������> it Up and Down, and maw she Hollered  '.'/to waite till  she  could Git   Behind  a  V '<.Tree_; and then she made   me and little  7 Albert git1 but of the way. and paw He  ^Hawled off and Hit with all His mile.  1*77 He*never Tutched the Ball, But the  '['Handle  of   His  Club  Cot  His  watch  '''Chane,' and  when  I  seen, His Watch  \ Gpin Thru the are I thot paw Had made  ���������a" Drive what was Goin   to Brake  the  \record, and I Hollered:  '.   ,'7>Good,fer ybu;ypaw. , I bet you kin  r Hole Down in Three and Beat Bogey  the First, Time."  7   Paw Didn't stop to Say nothin.    But  ' started  after the Watch.    We  Found  most of  it in Less than Half' a hour.  and' Then   paw Went  Back  to Try it  agin. _  After He struck that Time maw says  ���������'Paw.' wait.  I'll Send Georgie Home  fer the Garden spade. "  "What Fur?" paw ast..  !*Becpz  you  kin  Dig up the Sod a  Good deal easier with it Than you kin  with that club." maw Says.  "It would  Take you 'all afternoon  to Dig up a  place i four   foot    Squair- with   That  Thing.!: ;  Paw treated maw with cold Disdain  That's' what  maw  Sed   it  Was enny  how. only   IDiden't  See  nothin Very  Cold  about  it.    Paw was purty Hot  But after while He Hit the Ball, and it  went rollin along about Fifty feat.  Paw diden't Have no Golf Shoes on  with them iron Things in the Soles, so  His Shoes Got purty Slippery, and  uncle Fred picked out anuther club Fer  Him. and paw walked Down to Whare  the Ball' was Layin and was Goin to  Hit it agin.  Uncle Fred Hollered "Fore" at Sum-  buddy about a Half a mile ahed, and  Then paw He joggled His club a ininit  and Then Hauled off with all His mite  and Let go.  I   Don't    no whether   it was  paw's  Back   Bone what   made   the  crack  or  whether it was His Busted Suspenders  Mebby it Was only  His Teath Comin  Together When He Set Down.  After while When He Begin to Take  a ninterest in Things agin He Says:  "A Person's Back ain't Broke if He  kin move His toes, is it?"  "No. "says Uncle Fred, "try it."  So paw moved one Foot a Little and  Then the other and   Rolled over on the  Grass and Says to Maw:  "If you wasn't Such a Blame fool  about always Bein afrade to go out on  the Water we mite of Went on a Bote  excursion Toda, and This Woulden't of  Hapened." Georgik.  ���������Chicago Times-Herald,  May Baby Sack His Thumb?  When baby is cutting his teeth, ho will,  if left to himself, suck his thumb. Me  does wisely. There is no better "baby  comforter" in the world than his own little thumb. It is better than any of the  patent devices sold for tbe purpose, it  being of the right size, the right hardness  and firmly attached to tlie tiny hand, so  that there is no fear of being swallowed.  Then again-.���������it has another advantage  over artificial substitutes. It is .much  cleaner, for nurse is sure to wash the  baby's little hands several times in the  day. and it is quite likely that she may  entirely forget to wash his "pipe," as she  calls it.  The sucking of the thumb causes a flow  of saliva, which relieves thirst and aids  digestion. The pressure of the thumb  eases the irritation and paiii of the gums  while the teeth are growing, and finally  it helps to bring them through the gums.  Sucking the thumb will often make a  child leave off crying aud fall into a  peaceful and refreshing sleep. It may  be indulged in freely and as often .as' the  baby feels inclined.  If thero is any fear of the child acquiring a habit of sucking his thumb, which  would loofc foolish as he grew older, he  may be easily cured of it when he has  cut all his lirst teeth. The method is to  make a.paste of aloes aud water and to  smear it on his thumbs.  One or two dressings of this' will be  enough, for the bitter taste will soon disgust him. and he will have no pleasure in  what formerly gave him so much satisfaction.���������Home Notes.  LETTERS WE WRITE.  LAVISH  WITH   BRIGHTNESS, BUT  RESERVED WITH CONFIDENCE.  A WESTERN  KANSAS RAIN.  'Microbe* and Hair. '  Microbes and new women are the two  great factors in  modern  life,  and  when  the two.come together they can vanquish  even a medical man, as a strange story  from Hungary shows.    There is a young  doctress of medicine in Hungary who has  the most magnificent hair, and she was  anxious to know the hospital operations  of a certain famous surgeon.    However,  she foii'nd admission denied her, and. on  inquiring why, the surgeon said that she  had too much hair, that hair was a home  for. microbes,  and  so  she  might  render  his best operations dangerous to the patient.    There was nothing for it, so she  cropped her hair short.    But it happened  that one of the other hospital surgeons  had a ma&nificcnt beard, so the doctress  went   to   the   great   surgeon   and   said:  ."Doctor, you made nie cut off my hair,'  but you allow one of .your assistants to  come to your operations wearing a long  heard.     Does  not  a   beard   nourish  microbes as much as,hair?"   The great surgeon acknowledged the justice of her contention and said that his colleague should  either shave or leave the hospital.-" But  the young surgeon was not so keen in the  pursuit of science as the doctress.    He  refused to-cut off his cherished beard and .  preferred 'to".leave1 'the hospital  and" go, -  microbes and all,. somewhere else.    Arid  here we are bidden to note tbe superior!-.'���������  ty of woman over man; but, after nil, it  is but the old story.    A' woman  has always, sacrificed everything for the whim  of the moment, however much she' may  repent afterward.  Confederate.  Way of. the Average Woman.  It requires organization of the most  systematic kind, a patience and a perseverance, far beyond tlie average, with unfailing health and endurance, to combine  'outside work and home duties and to do  both equally well. _  No right thinking person, either man or  woman, will begrudge the woman who is  a wife and mother, simply because she is  such, her part in the progress of the  world, its knowledge, its social life, its  governance even, provided she has the  necessary strength of body and mind to  do so with enjoyment to -herself and  profit to others. But common sense ordains that wifehood and motherhood  should have first claim on her energies,  for when all has been said and done the  highest advancement of the whole race  comes through these channels, says the  Pittsburg Daily News.  Our great crying need now, as it has  ever been, is for truer homes, homes  whose quietness and restfulness shall restore us for the battle aud give us new.  strength and inspiration. She who makes  and keeps such a home does more for her  generation than if she organized a whole  series of benefit clubs. No charity that  any woman ever undertook will make adequate excuse for inefficiency as head of  her household or as helpmate could she  only be persuaded of the fact.  "Officer. I ain't got no hard feelin's  agin youse, so I wans youse t" leave  me go. 'cause me gang's in de near distance, an youse'll suffer!"���������New York  Journal.  Made It on tlie Ground.  He���������I have not seen Jones out hunting lately.  She���������No; he has got concussion of  the brain.  He���������How did he do that ?  She���������Well, he always said he would  make his mark on the hunting field I���������  Judy.  Children Like Company.  No child can be expected to thrive and  to possess that buoyancy of spirit so truly  essential to youth'unless it has the companionship of others of its own age. We  invariably find that the girl who is  brought up alone, who has been forbidden to play with other children.'is narrow minded, suspicious of others and altogether a decidedly disagreeable little  person to meet. Companionship rubs the  angles off the juvenile mind, each child  finds its own level and the quarrels (so  deeply deplored by their elders)'all serve  to fit them for the battle of life.  Children, like ourselves, must interchange thoughts and opinions with others, and to see a little boy or giri playing  alone and in silence is to me a dreary  sight. At the same time a large-amount  of discretion is required on the part of  the parents regarding the class of companions with whom their children play.  A little unsuspected supervision will soon  enable you to discover the right sort and  to weed out the undesirable ones.���������Kansas City Journal.  i     ���������  Xo Gentleman.  Superintendent���������Did    he    purchase   _���������  copy of that commonplace book?  Salesman���������Not even when I assured  him it was a work without which no geu-'  firman's library was complete.  Superintendent���������In other words, he  considered himself no gentleman and that  therefore his library was complete.���������Boston Transcript.   Those who think a large family handicaps n man should explain how the old  timers who are dying rich and leaving  large families made their money.  Exercise Care and Judgment When  Von Write���������Youiiir Girls Advised to  Not Gnshi���������T_e Sweet Story In tlie  Old Love Letters.  It would not be well to ask that fewer  letters be written, but to make a plea for  better letters is certainly reasonable, and  I for "one would like to make it just now.  Women are the letter .writers of the  world. Of course the greater number  of stamped envelopes that are intrusted  to Uncle Sam's care come from the hands  of men, but this majority is due-to business. It is not of business letters I am  thinking. The up to date business letter  is quite perfect. It is the latter of the  newsy, chatty sort, the letter that tells  of hopes ond doubts and fears and little  heart secrets generally, that needs to undergo a sort of reform.  There is always somebody handy to tell  you what *is "good form" in stationery,  and one should really be careful to use  nice paper and good ink, but whether you  have in your desk just the finest and  properly tinted paper or the cheapest and  plainest, do not, do not, I beg of you, put  down in cold black and wnite���������or pale  blue and violet���������a lot of foolishness that  you might one day- regret.  It would be1 wvrse than folly, it would  be unkind ��������� to your friends and those  who love you, to ask that you make your  letters coldly practical, with every word  weighed in, the balance. This would not  make your letters seem part of your very  self, and this is what they should seem.  But1 it is always well to remember that'a  letter is more telltale than anything you  could possibly say in conversation. There  aro men and women, who have written  letters over wliich they exclaimed in alter years, "I never could- have been foolish  cnoujgh to write like that!"  I am going to ask particularly of the  young and enthusiastic girl that she,refrain from writing those "gushing" letters' that she somehow drops so naturally  into penning. 1 want to remind her that  many times she is inclined-to grow confidential on paper when she would never  think of being so if she stood .face to  face' with that same acquaintance to  whom her confidential letter is sent.  - Letters' travel so. cheaply and-quickly  nowadays- that we who send them and  those who receive them regard them too  lightly. When the post was slower and  more expensive, letters were written with  more care, and we all know how full of  interest and valuable, information many  of the old-time letters are today.  When   away, on  your  vacation,   write  bright   and ^ newsy-. letters,-.to your-best  'friendsi.^Wfflnabove.all things"refraiirtroni  iinkindlyffc-riticising those you have met.'  Remeniber"that< this, world is not such a  big   place   after   all.     People 'who   are  widely 'separated -in  summer, time  may  be' brought close together in .winter time.  Honor only a few' with your confidence.  You may write bright letters to all your  ' circle  of  acquaintances,   and,   after  all,  those things which concern you individually and closely are often only tiresome  to other folks.  Haven't you at one time or another  posteu a letter and' then wished you  had not done so? It is homely advice,  but good, to "write a letter and sleep on  it over night."  A letter, no matter who has penned it  to. you, should be- received as a confidential matter, to be taken care of and not  subjected to the comment and criticism  of others. When it was written, there  was doubtless no other thought concerning it in the mind of the sender than that  your eyes alone would scan it.  Do you think that the "love letters of  the great" would be spread out lor en-,  rious eyes if the "great" themselves could  speakV ��������� I think not. - The "love letters  of the great" may be interesting. It is  often so charming to know that a very  wise and stern man was, after all, so  very human as to write almost silly letters to the object of his adoration, but he  thought not of the prying eyes that in  after years might twinkle over his little  romance, no matter how beautiful and  soulful it was.  Let lis take good care of the letters of  our friends. It is an easy enough matter to put those precious ones that we  would not part-with for worlds in a little  bunch all to themselves and through all  the years that we live remember they  were sent to you or me alone. After one  has left all the affairs of'.,this'world behind��������� but that is.another story. It is not  '���������ourselves then, but others who are responsible for giving to the public these  sacred documents, for isn't the story that  one heart-tells to .'another sacred?  There  is such, a   charm  about  an old  love letter.    Have yon  ever chanced to  find one tucked away iu the corner of an  unused trunk or in a heap of rubbish in  an attic corner?    Maybe the John  who  wrote it  and  the   Priscilla  who  read   it  are entirely uuknown to you, but at onco  your fancy begins to paint them as they  must have been.     Your eyes grow  dim  as you read the sentimental little verse  that   follows  a   lot   of  endearing  terms.  But put the little letter back in its hiding  place, if you do not care to tear it up, for  John only made those vows of eternal devotion to Priscilla.    Maybe���������who knows?  ���������they may have proved eternal.    Maybe  that Priscilla,  first a bonny sweetheart  and then a bonny  bride,  lived to be a  happy wife and devoted mother.    Maybe  one day as the sun  went low she held  John's hand and promised to greet him  when he should come to her in the far  beyond.    All these things the little old  love letter hints at.���������Margaret Hannis in  St. Louis Republic.  One Mierb-t Almost Think T_iv. Story  Was an Exasperation.  A reader in the east writes that there  has been a western Kansas man, back  there telling them about the heavy rains  in western Kansas. The reader says he is  suspicious of the man and thinks that his  story is a lie. He says he has always understood that little or no rain falls in the  western part of-the state, but that this  western Kansas man is-telling a'story  about ten inches of rain falling in half  an hour and wants to know if there is'  any truth in the statement. We have not  kept track of all the rains that have fallen in western Kansas and of courser cannot say as to the particular fall of moisture to which the man from Kansas' refers.  We might say, however, that if the impression prevails in the effete east that  it never' rains in western Kansas it is a  serious error. It is true that, there are  spells of drought when for ��������� several  months there will not be sufficient moisture fall-to wet a 2 cent postage stamp,  but when it gets ready to rain put there,  the bottom seems to fall out of the sky.  The story, is told of a man who was  driving.over the divide north of Dodge  City when one of the showers came up.  He was riding a buckboard, which has a;,  bottom -mado'by fastening the cleats between the axles, with spaces of half an  inch between the cleats. The water fell  so fast that it could not run through the  bottom of the buckboard as fast as if  fell. -Rushing down the side of-the divide, the water struck a barb wire fence  and dammed up until the water ran'over  the wire oi the fence. ���������This was because  the rain came so fast, that it couldn't get  through between the wires of the.fence.  On the same trip the traveler says he  saw a jack rabbit drown while it, was^  jumping through the air.. The same trav-"  eler declares that' within half an hour the  water was three feet-deep on the, ridge  and falling faster than it could -run. on  both sides of-the hill. " We have supposed  that possibly the - traveler ��������� in his ,excitement might have, exaggerated, but there  ���������re residents in .Dodge City who stand  ready to prove the, truth of-the story-by  showing the ridge, where'the buckboard  stood during the. rain and the place in the.  air where the jack rabbit was when it  drowned.  THEIR FAVORITE  BOOKS.  Cowper  read  only  his  Bible and hi*  prayer book. ,'      ' .  Chopin rarely read anything heavier  than a French novel. ''  Voltaire's favorite classical author wai  Juvenal, t..e satirist.  Caesar Borgia had a library of works  relating mostly to art.  ,  Rossini for nearly 30 years read nothing but French novels.  Jean Paul Rich tor had only five "or six  books, all philosophical. ' .   '  Titian read' his prayer book and the  metamorphoses of Ovid..    . "   -  ������   Paul   Veronese  thought - there was no  book equal to the, "Aeneid.','  "    Lord  Clive said  that "Robinson Crusoe" beat any book he ever read.  '  Franklin read all he could find relating  to political economy and finance.  Beethoven was not a great reader, but  occasionally found pleasure in a novel.  Hogarth was fond of joke books and  farces and enjoyed thom'immoderately.  Michael Angelo was fondest of the  books of Moses a_d the psalms of David.  Cherubini was a lover of botany, and  made collections of works on the subject.  Mario, the great tenor, read anything  he could.obtain' relating to sports or hunting.     -  George III for many years of his life  -read nothing but his Bible aiid prayer  book. . _���������.-''  "Papa"   Haydn   liked   stories,  and  he  said, "The more love there is in them'the '  better." ���������     , .  '     '  Da Vinci read Pindar and thought him  the noblest poet who ever wrote in any  language.      ' ...  ' ,  Swift made a special study of the Latin satirists and imitated their style and  language.    -. , _ ' ������������������ '       *  ,   _St.   John   Chrysostom   never  tired   of '  reading  or ��������� praising   tho   works   of   the  apostle, John.        ,  , Heine seldom read anything but poetry,  but he read that with the most scrupulous attention.  STRINGS OF PEARLS.  ���������teal     Dangen     of   -Loal_ar.'   Them  T���������ronyrb the Breaking of the Cord. '  It might seem as though the care of a  string of pearls was a very'simple, matter, and'yet-the--possessors of these precious gems are often heard bewailing  some misfortune that has happened.   '  "Naturally I was three-quarters of an  ���������hour'late-to dinner-the other evening,"  -one-woman: said.  ."My string" of pearls  broke just as I  was clasping it around  " my neck.'! _-<���������'*        "���������   - .:  "The being late' is immaterial, but did  you find them all?"- she was asked.  _ "No," the 'speeker continued,--"there  were 73 on the string, and five of "them  have slipped away, I fear never to ue  recovered, as every crevice, and * spot in  the room has apparently been searched  into.. Perhaps I have been a little careless ..about not having them restrung  often enough.",  As a fact, pearls should be unfailingly  , restrung   every   three   months,   or   they  cannot be worn with security. The heavy  silken   cord   that   is   generally   used   to  string them appears to be the only thing  that will give them  the suppleness that  adds so much  to their charm,, and  it is  only   when   this  cord   is, new  that   it  is  equal to the not-inconsiderable weight of  the   pearls.     As   soon   as   in   places - it  begins  to  fray  it  is only a question  of  time'before one of these weak1 spots will  break and, let fall the precious stones. -  1   Since the very long strings have been  ��������� worn  this accident  has not been an un-  frequont   occurrence   in "* ballrooms,   and  last winter a commotion was caused in  the hallway of an opera house simply by  the breaking of one of these silken cords.  As a precaution and to keep them from  swinging   many   women   when   dancing  fasten their pearls to the front of their  bodices with a brooch, or if the string is  long enough they wind them about their  wrists.     It is  a  most reckless habit to  twirl   them  nervously  about  the  fingers  and to make' a plaything of them, for it  must  necessarily  hasten  the  fraying  of  the cord.    The cost of having a string of  perhaps iJO pearls restrung at a reliable  house is about 75 cents or $1, and surely  considering   the   comfort   it   brings   the  money is well expended.  POULTRY POINTERS.  Generally the better the scratcher the  ���������better the layer.  Feed milk nnd bran for growth, milk  and meal.to fatten. -   *  When-you get [ready to fatten fowls,  do the work quickly.  Game chickens,' given a free range, are  in danger of being overfed.     ���������  .The most successful fanciers are those  that" keep'one or two breeds. _  , Hens cease to lay when improperly' fed  or when in a diseased condition.  ,   Hens require a variety of food.-  They  get excessively tired of one kind/  , Hens shoitld be killed when ' they are  3 years old. They lay fewer eggs' after  that. ,><;-/_,       ���������_   ,_.,     _. _..  'Grain is deficient in, lime and mineral--  matter, but' bran is rich in nitrogen and  carbon.    -.'".... , ^ ;.'  Scalding fowls before picking partially  cooks the delicate.skin, rendering it dry  and wrinkled.   ,, ��������� ���������������     ���������  While linseed and cottonseed meals arev  excellent foods,  too much of them  will  cause a loss of feathers.  When your birds have bowel disease,  change the food for a few days and at  the same time change thegrit.  . A yellow leg or skin does not indicate  quality. The best "table fowls, games,  Dorkings, Houdans and Langshans do  not have yellow legs.���������St. Louis Republic.  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  Conservative.  Quinby���������Don't   you   think   Medley  carries his anti-imperialism rather far ?  Pember���������I don't know.   What makes  you ask?  . Quinby���������He stopped his daughter  singing "Up In a Balloon" because it  smacks of expansion.���������Boston Transcript.  Snvnsre Crabs'.  The most savage specimens of the crab  species is found in Japan, ; seeming to  dream of nothing but lighting, to delight  in nothing half so much. The minute he  spies another of his kind he'scrapes his  claws together in rnge, challenging him  to the combat. Not a moment is wasted  in preliminaries, but at it they go. hammer and tongs. It sounds like two rocks  grinding against one another. The sand  flies as the warriors push each other hither and thither until at last one of them  stretches himself out in the sun, tired to  death. But he does not beg for mercy or  attempt.to run away, only feebly rubbing  his claws together iu defiance of the foe.  That foe comes closer, and, with his  claws trembling with joy at his victory,  the conqueror catches hold of one claw  of the vanquished crab, twists it until it  comes off and bears away the palpitating  limb as a trophy of his prowess. Such is  ��������� battle between warrior crabs.���������-!Cincinnati Enquirer.  If trees are to be planted in the fall,  the soil should first be prepared in good  condition. , ' ~'       '  All small fruits should be planted far  enough apart to admit of using the horse  cultivator.  ' So   far  as  it   is   possible   large   limbs  should never be removed from plum and-  cherry trees.  Thrifty, growing trees yield the finest  looking fruit; old and nurtured trees .the  richest fruit. ,  No variety of pears will ripen so finely  on the trees as they will when gathered  and ripened inthe house. ���������  Good feeding must attend "japid growth  in trees and plants as well aa-}, in' animals.  Make the soil in the orchard rich.  In the pruning encourage the growth of  new wood. Many .trees and vines fail  because the new wood is cut-off. leaving  the old.  With the peach the young trees should  be   started   with   low   heads,   the   lower'  limbs not more than two feet above the ���������  ground.  Lice on trees may be killed by dissolving a pound of potash in a gallon of water and applying on the affected parts  with a brush.  THE JEWEL GASKET.  Sinnke in   Tunnels.  How to get rid of smoke that fills  the long European tunnels through  which 50 to 250 trains per day pass  has long been a serious problem with  engineers. One engineering professor  has- solved it by filling large steel  cylinders 5 feet long by 2 feet wide  with air at 750 pounds pressure carried in a locomotive tender. On entering the tunnel the air is. allowed  to escape and the smoke successfully  driven out.  Quite original among brooches is a fan  of which the sticks are chased gokl and  the leaves incrusted emeralds.      '  A pretty little notion in gold bar pins is  a design in the form of a common iron  nail set lengthwise, with brilliants, rubies  or olivines. ' *     . '  The latest whim in bracelets is gold  band bracelets close set with diamonds  and fastening with the old fashioned  spring clasp.    .  ���������.The heart, plain or "winged," solid or  skeleton, single or double, rides upon a  very high, wave of favor as the groom's  gift to the bride, in form of a brooch or  pendant.  The carving of opals into the form of  flower petals is a charming new idea.  Single violets and daisies in the form of  brooches -are thus represented, with a  diamond for the center and stem incrusted with brilliants.���������Jewelers' Circular.  One Consolation.  The man who gets a meager salary  has the satisfaction of knowing that in  case he is laid up/by sickness he won't  lose much.   ( . arir������*r.nA-.J���������t*������_P������I������*..MJ--.���������������fc*j  >���������"���������   ">.  --i   ii  ",-*if"  f  .THE .CUMBERLAND NEWS  ,*���������><��������� ''">.-'    *    k.     i    ' CUMBERLAND. B.C.  FERNANDO  DE NORONHA.  <L  I  ���������s.  wm-  $.%.���������������������������  m������'  m  M'  ���������- i**  Where CO Soldiers Guard and Keep Order  '' Among l.SOO Convicts.' y  At the time of our visit _to this Brazilian  penal island there were 1,S00 convicts in  the settlement. Of these 1,000 are .divided into.10 companies of 100 each, under  <> ' the.eouirnaiHl of a sergeant, himself a convict. % They'live .in outlying villages, and  *re, employed at work in the fields and  plantations, and tend the sheep and cattle.  The rest-live in the town and are engaged'  at different handicrafts in the workshop,  or fish in .catamarans, the native Brazilian canoe, too roughly built to attempt to  escape in, 'being merely two or three logs  bound together'and? propelled by sail or  r paddle.     ,-,<-_ -      - ' ,  All  have* to work  for their food, and  clothing,''which tliey obtain from the gov-  i eminent stores in proportion  to the work  performed.    Some of the convicts. them-  ,selves are allowed to keep private, stores,  where 'their fellows  are allowed to purchase any, little extras they require beyond  _   the bare_ necessaries of life.    Convictsiof  good behavior are allowed to have their  wives on the island should they be willing  .- ' to come, v      - ��������� >    /    "   r  There "aro two schools, one for the children of the officers and  soldiers  and 'one1  '    for the children' of "convict's.    The masters  I e- in both cases are ctfnyicts. - At the age of  ;12^the^s,on������ vof .the",coovicts_ are sent to-iii  "* militjirylschoolat Pernambuco. j The girls  * are allowed  to stay on the-' island with  ���������) their parents if they-wish to do bo.\  1 To maintain order .among these 1,800  prisoners there were at the time of bur visit only 60 soldiers in garrison. Littlediffi- ���������  culty,   however,,.is  experienced in  their  < management, punishment for ilK behavior  "'being detention   in  the penitentiary, flog-  A ging or", in extreme cases, banishment  to  e Rat island, a-small,   uninhabited island  __ about a-mile long at the northeast of-Fer-  i. ������nando, Where its occupant would'have to  keep himself alive'by fishing.-���������Chambers'  '_���������.Journal.*-   ,>���������   ... > i ,   .,_  , ALWAYS "ON' HAND.���������Mr. Thomas'  r*H. porter, Lower Ireland," P.-Q., writes :  v "My son, 18,mpnths old had croup so bad  that nothing ga\e him relief until -a  ,'nenrhbor brought me some * ot Drt.  , THOMAS'. ECLECTRIC OIL, which I  ' gave him, and In,six hours he was cured":  .it is the best-medicine I ever-used and  I  ��������� would not he without a bottle ot it in my  house." -,        , '"   .--  The three great vital factors  "of" this body of ours are the  I "heart, the nerves and the blood.  7 .It is because of the triple  power possessed by Milburn's  ! Heart andNervePilis of making j  1 weak, irregular beating hearts  strong and steady,   toning up  run down, shattered, nervous* |  systems  and   supplying those  elements  necessary to   make  thin,   wateiy  blood  rich   and  red, that so  many wonderful,  cures have been accredited to  this remedy.  Here is the case of' Mrs. E.  J. Arnold, Woodstock, N.B.,  [ rwho says:  "I was troubled for some  time with nervous prostration  and general weakness, feeling  irritable, debilitated and sleep-1  less nearly all the time.    My  entire   system    became    run  down.   As soon as I began  taking   Milburn's  Heart and  Nerve Pills. '��������� I realized that ,���������  they had a calming, soothing  influence upon    the    nerves.'  Every dose seemed to help the  ' cure".   They restored my sleep,  strengthened  my nerves   and  fave tone to my entire system,  think them wonderful."'  LAUGHING GAS.  Ton Yonson'In Denver.  A clever piece of verse appeared in the  Denver papers recently. It was the story  of how "Yon Yonson" went to Denver, as  follows:  Ay coom'en on das Burlington  Das vjs fanap lightnin tren!  Ay,tenk de youmcy just begun  * Vfen "Too^o-ooti-.* and liar Av baatl  Das pooty quick, yo bat niae life.      ';  But not a volt or var.  Ven Ay got back, Ay-iol' mae vif������  Das mos' so fast lak her.  Ay coom dar saven yar ago *   "  Mat em'gran' tren.    Das bum I _",_  Ay tenk raihoads just so slow, ,  _  Lak judgment 0<iy vas coom. *    _ <  En ven das lightii'n tren today^ _    .  Yoom oo;< mvo 'da air t < ,  En fly yust lak a baard avay  Ay tenk Ay shed mac huir.  Ay got sax dollar money en  Mae pocket.    Das all light.  ��������� Sn you yu3t bat nue life dar bans.  A hot t:me liar tonight.  Heart  ^    ana  ,  Nerve  Pi Mi  Politics In Dlllvllle.  , Public office is a public trust. We hired  out the children, mortgaged the mule and  the newspaper aad then got left by six  votes! ��������� '  ' We have elected another man to the  mayoralty, but- the former mayor still  holds the office. He has barricaded the  doors and swears >-he will not surrender  alive.      r     ,     ,    J   '  The other day we turned the prisoners  out of jail to vote,' but they outran the  candidates, and' now the sheriff.' can't  catch' 'em. ,  'We tried the Australian ballot system,  but it don't work* to suit. It don't elect  half the candidates who wanted to get in.  ��������� Wo have just .laid out a new town to  accommodate our. disappointed office seekers.  Among the products which science has  put' to valuable service is'the tnettle, a*  "weed which- is' now being cultivated ' in-  , jsonu' parts of Europe, it& fiber proving  uselul for"a variety of. textile fabrics! In  Dresden" a thread is produced front it so  fine that n length of 60 miles weighs only  2 Yi pounds:  ���������  ' It took^fouiChioiithR for four  men,to do  < seven .Hit-lies of'a'cashmele shawl one yard  'wUje.AvprJviiig-li'Cim. -a,in the morning till  *5   in-the  evening every" day; so, it   was  hard'ly'lo be. Wondered at "that  two  yards  should x.ost'uoiirly S.'JOO.'  '   "  "   ..*���������    .  -'".  He Disponed of the Book.  "Now,-here is a book!" exclaimed the  seedy mail as he dashed in the banker's  private1 office.       , ���������      ���������  "Don't want no books!" grunted the  banker. , ,  "But this is one you can't help being  interested in."  "Haven't time to read books, and"���������   .  "But I am. sure you' will take this  book," persisted the seedy man. '  "Look here, sir, do you intend to leave  this room,-"or must I-,"���������      >  * <"Don't need to call the. janitor; I'll,go.  This is your book, though."  ;  "My book?"      ' -    '  "Yes. 'your 'pockctbook.     I< foun'd it  the   hall.V   Then, ho   vanished.���������Chicago  News. ' ,T   ;  in'  . JTJSa,-.THE..T_^NG TJ-AT'S WANTED.���������A pill that acts upon the, stomach  and yet is socompoundedothai; certain ingredients of it preserve their power to act  upon tine intestinal canal'), so as to clear  them of excreta, tlie j retention of which  cannot but be hurtful, ���������was long looked  for by the1 medical- profession. It was  found, in Parmelee's "Vegetable Pills,  , which'are the result of much expert study,  'and are scientifically prepared as a laxative and an alterative in one.  Green  Diamonds. ������  While a real emerald /colored diamond  is^rare, those-with'a -green tiufge are  quite plentiful. The/Museum of Natural,:  History in ' Paiis * has, several examples  of g:een diamonds, but Dresden has the  must .famous, arid it .ia one of the five  marvels of gems known to the world.     '  When a man gets up to his ears in debt,  he can hear nothing but the clamor of  his creditors.���������Galveston  News.  r  A Crying Need. -     < -'  Wanted, an india rubber desk, V       ,  One to expand and, contract at will;  One to expand, though, most of the time���������  A desk I could ne\er_ho;>e to fill. , v'  Mine is one of the usual size?      * "  Big enough tor" methodical men,    >  But,igood,Lord, not'of a sue by half  To hold the things that come in'my kenl  Day after day do I lay aside [^  On my desk the things I'll tafce up next;  Week after week I foiget these things,  Which pile up higher, and, I am vexed.  At best, once a month I make a sweep  Of the gathered stuff to show my zeal.  And, swearing'a virtuous reform.  Shuffle tlie "cards for another deal.  '���������       ' ,  '   > .      >  But what's the use?   In another month  -���������   I'm br.ok in the same old rut again.  An india lubbL-r desk is all  That will keep me out "of it,ghat's, plain.  You business men who follow-a rule *  -Don't' know   tho   troubles  we're   forced  ���������>      meet,   ,        t".       ,   , .        _       u  Who follow the grind of the daily press    < *  o And'haven't'the time-to keep things neat.  ;       ���������      ���������Philadelphia .North ^Amewcau.'  to  A "Bishop's Method.  A letter written with one's own hand is  considered more respectful and courteous  than any other. - Bishop Barrington, whose  handwriting is execrable, wrote to a correspondent, "Out of respect I write to you  ���������with my own hand, but to'facilitate the  reading I send you a ��������� copy made by my  amanuensis." V-Louisville. Western Recorder.   '    J '   , Caimdiim Contingent.  If any of cur readers had been at  the Express Office on  Monday morning  they would have noticed two large tin  ens s.ot .Foot  Elm,  which  had  been  ordered',for thee Canadian Contingent  lor '���������SLuth   Africa.    Sweaty,   blistered  and chafed feet are the cause of a good  deal-of'misery among soldiers in their  long '.Marches, and the authorities were  wise in.providing this popular remedy,  as it,will add greatly to thecomfott of  t!:e ti.oopa, for thousands of Canadians  can b'e'fouLd'who gladly testify to its  viitues, aiid the manufacturers, Messrs.  Stqtt & Jury, JBowmahville, Ont., are  to be Jo 'ngratulated on being owners of  go v^fuable a reniedy.'-irMontreal Star.  There is no game so silly that there are  not some people who are experts at It.���������  W>ishiu_lon Democrat i  THEY CLEANSE THE SYSTEM  THOKOUGHLY.���������Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills clear the stomach and Dowels of  bilious matter, cause trie excretory vessels to ttirow off impurities from the  blood into the bowels and expel the deleterious mas-i from the body. They do this  without pain or inconvenience 10 the patient, who speeuily lealizes their good  offices as soou as they begin to take effect-.  Tney have strong reuomiuendations trom  "ail kinds of people.  The closer you get to a great"man the  smaller he appears  XI). O'BEIEK,  ������������������������������������-'  BROKER  IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Private���������:"W'ireC!onnection.wi'>h a'l Leading  - Markets;" Grain and Securities Bought, Sojd and.  Carried on Marg ns.   Correspondence Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application.      '_'������������������������������������   _-��������� l;=.: ;f'   ���������';-.,  14&.Erinfc'^ Man. '::  '.'���������Pi-'6. DRAWER 1287.     "  not:paycashi  ";".'  ' v.*'  "f,-: '-;��������� ��������� ���������. '- t   ���������    :;���������������������������:   . ��������� ���������' :       .;  Pay in SCRIP for Dominion Lands and  ���������'   ���������   sc ���������  ' ' ������������������ :-.-  Save 20 per Gent. Discount.  For full, infprmation-i-apply to  Alfeway &.Cpmpion,  BACKERS   AjId ^BROKERS  - ������������������'-���������;    ���������   W'inriipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  Cancer Attacks the  Mid die-  Aged.  Men sincl Women M i-vvor-ri 40 nnd  GO the Most I-'r i]ueut Sul������i< els of  lhe Dea'lly Uihuast*.  II has Ionj> been recognized   by the medical prolcbPion that cancer is chiefly a disease  of mid-life.   Welch, the. noted author, in his  System of Medicine, says that in "2,038 tabulated cases of' cancer of the stomach, three-  fourths occurred between the ages of 40 and  .60."   So, tpo, cancer of the breast, cancer of  the lip, cancer of the womb, cancer of the  bowels, and, in fact, all cancerous growths,  in whatever part of the body they may be  found, occur most frequently in middle-aged  persons.   That being "the case, would it not  be wise for persons getting up in years to  consider carefully any lumps or growth on  any part of the body however insignificant  these may appear to be?    They may not  cause much trouble now.   What may they  develop into a year hence?   At this early  stage we would strongly advise everyone to  take treatment, as it is a simple matter to  have these growths removed by our remedy,  and much subsequent suffering; averted.   If  you have let things run oh until the cancer is  well pronounced, it will take,a while longer,  but still we can effect a perfect and permanent cure.   If you are in the last stages of  cancer we cannot positively promise a cure,  although we have cured quite a number of  cases.   Yet we can always help you and give  you a great deal of comfort and ease.   Our  treatment is a constitutional remedy that  attacks cancer at its origin in the system,  and as the cause is removed the cancer lumps  or growth gradually fade away, till not a  vestige remains.    We have cured dozens of  persons in Canada these last few years, and  if you would like to know something about  their cases and more about our treatment,  send 4 cents in stamps and we will give you  full information.   Stott & Jury, Bowman-  ville, Ont.    Mention this paper.  Ho Was Literary, Too.   >  .1 was .prowling through Mulberry  Bend one night to see the'darker ^side  of tenement life, when a boy about ten  years old caine.'up to me as I stood for  a moment on a corner, and queried :  ."Gittin' stuff for a sermon next Sunday ?"  "No, I'm not a preacher," I replied.  "That's lucky for you! They gin  preachers the cold chuck around here.  Stranger doin' the slums, mebbe ?"  "No."  "Cause if you was I'd whistle for de*  gang,   and   we'd   be   on to you like a  house !    Gittin' picturs wid  a  kodack,  mebbe?" l  "No."  "De last kodack feller down here got  away wid his life, but dat was all.  Say, Cully was you an artist w:id de  brush ?"  "No, I'm not an artist."  "Cause I wanted to remark dat you  might possibly git away, but you'd be  lame all de rest of your life! You  don't look like one of de purfesh ?"  "No, I'm not a thief, burglar or pickpocket," I answered.  -a "Cause if you was you'd have to  whack up half a dollar to buy beer fur  de gang, you know, or some of 'em  would put de peelers on. "What is your  pertickler lay. Cully, if it wouldn't  break yer neck to give it away ?"  "Writingfor the newspapers."  Dai's literary, hain't it'?"  v  ���������^  Baby's  Own  y  _ n - '  r Must Have the  ^enaine- The  imitations look  very nice., but thfey^  ba_^niycWicaic5I_IN*  TKCcXustTT0urBow* Cov.      ." A.'.'  }  _-S-  w. a. v. ��������� 248.  A BRAVE WOMAN.  How a Drunken Husband Was Made a  Sober Man by a Determined Wife.  A PATHETIC LBTTBR. "  She������writes:���������"I had for a long time been  thinking of trying the Samaria Prescrip-  uion treatment on my husband for hia  irinking habits, but I was afraid he would  iiscover that I was giving, him medicine,  ind the thought unnerved me. I hesitated  for nearly a week, but one day when he  same home very much intoxicated and  his week's salary nearly all spent, I threw  :>ff .all fear and determined to make an  jfforfc t������ save our home from the ruin 1  saw coming, at all hazards. I sent fox  vour Samaria Prescription "and put it in  his coffee as directed next morning and  Watched������and prayed for thevresult. Al  noon I gave him more and also at supper.  He never suspected a thing, and I then  boldly kept right on giving it regularly, at  [ had discovered something that set everj  nerve in my, body tingling with ^hope ana  happiness! and I could see a bright f utun  3pread out before me���������a peaceful, I happj  home, a share in the good things of life, ar  attentive, loving' husband,j comforts, and  sverything else r dear to a woman's heart  for my husband had told me that whiskej  was vile stuff and he .was taking a dislik*  to it. ,-It wag only too true, for before 1  had given him the full course he had stop  ped drinking altogether,' but I kept giving  the medicine .till it was gone,-and then sent  for another lot to have on hand if he should  relapse, as he had done from his promises  before/^' He never, has, and I am writing  you this letter to tell you how thankful J  am. I honestly believe It will cure the  worst cases." - ,  A pamphlet In plain, sealed envelope,  sent free, giving t testimonials.and full information, with directions how to take or  administer Samaria Prescription. _ Correspondence considered sacredly confidential. ' Address The Samaria ESemedy Co.,  , Jordan street, Toronto, Ont./������ ,  1 '��������� , He Popped. <  The diffident young man had wanted to  propose to the 'girl, but for the life of  him he did-not lviiow-how- to go'almut it.  Pie read hooks on tlievsubject, and souffbtr  information' from' men* who had cxperi-*"  once, 'and while the theoiies were* ad mi  rable. ,ill" evej-y instance he found ��������� that  ��������� the practice theieof was^a diffeient thing.  '������ He was walking with her uue e\e:iLug.  thinking over these things. _ when' ber  shoe became untied. /-She" stuck out her  pretty little foot with ar smile, looked  down at it, and he fell on his knees and  tied the lace. Then he walked on with  her, and, the shoe became-untied .i^ain.  The third time it happened hi- was icady  as before. '  t KNIT MADE   PLOWS,   tEEOINQ JIABMIIffc  OarrlaMa,   wscons,' Barrow*, "wi���������anuIUI  *e.   COCIWHUTT FJLOWOOVWlimlr^h  LTOAI, STEELE t BEBTOL  -laporters'of Oroc������ri������������   , __;_���������<__,hj^j.������_.._.  f flU il. B*milton,<Hxu\> T..B.M SllplM*  ���������91  Olrele _���������������������������  ���������_>f.AB.C���������������������������  ���������_.'������.*:���������  ,j",'  'Iff,  . '."Mi  -1.9W  yilr.  > t, 47  ���������f' (Si  t If you cannot attend the TOin-lpe^Btul-:  nes������ Colleee just now, do 'not waste your'  evenings at home.   We can (five your ���������Utrao-  tlons in some subject by inall. r '-       \   ,      '} *  Write for descriptive catalogue.   '.,','-"  ' ^  ,  -O. 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TORONTO1 TYPE  FOUNDBY CO.,Llmltrt  kfT Papers or Job Outfit* .   xV^H  _J_5s������** on 'fe'w������ hours' notice, y ^V' '^  READ IT - PRINTS,   ' "'* ^  STEREO-PLATES        l'K^'  and    PAPER  CARD STOOK also supplied on short  :d '.'."'t'H-i  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER.  vY  es.  "Cullv, put it dove!"' lie   said as he  extended   a   liand   which   hadn't felt  ���������water for four weeks.    ''I'm rifjhfc in it  myself !"  '  "A.sIlow?"  ".Vs I'voa sister in a boplebin(levy,  and mo dii-tikly/ruus the encchio- in a job  otfice. Shake a^in, Cully���������a' literary  shake.!"  The AjiscsTior Foiled.  Cunnintr Assessor (to Kreesus' wifei  ���������Woudor if I could get an idea from  .you as to how much your husband is  'worth'?   ���������'-..���������  Truthful Wife���������I don't knpw. . From  the way he stints ,tne I should say that  instead of being assessed for anything  at all the city ought to pay hi in something.  To Make 11 "\iKser Jane."  Two New Euglauders have been eiijjajr-  ed   iu    mining   in   Tennessee   fo^r   many  years, and in their employ aie mirny no  groes.     Speaking of  their colored   work  men the .other _day, one of the paitnerb  said: '  "My partner and I were standing on  the street corner talking business when  some colored citizens passed, and we  overheard one remark to the others: 'See  dem two gem in en on de corner? Waal,  dey's both Yankee Republicans, but dey  sutnly does know how to make er nigger  June.' *!  He explained that "making a nigger  June" meant making him hustle. Children in the south catch a June bus:, tie a  string to one leg and "let him June." the  juning being a humming noise of the  wings as .the .little creature flies round  and round.  Northwestern Branch: f  175 OWEN STREET,  WINNIPEG   ��������� ��������� ��������� '  NATIONAL   LIFE ASSURANCE  CO. OF CANADA.       V u  AGFNXSWANTEniN.UiaiEPBESENl^DDlSTKICTS '  NARES & ROBINSON*,' >x  WINNIPEG, MAKT. *"'  Managers'Man   and N. W. T.^  XTSE  ���������- s i^yy.-  ft  .���������f>m  yk  y>-\i,~  5-.-   .,  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  An Autocrat's Slang-.  "Well;"- said/the czar of Russia one  day as he reineil his horse at the western boundary of Olonetz and lopked in  prophetic mood at the peasants working in the'fields beyond, "I can see  mjr Finnish.'*  The ne\cr-failing medicine, Holloway's  Corn .Cure, removes all kinds of corns, warts,  etc; even the rnostdift'Jcult to remove cannot  withstand'tliis wonderful remedy. ���������  ���������' '-���������-.       ���������'���������'���������.������������������ Ovcrdoinjv It.  "Dear one,*' he' ������������������wliis-jierpcl, "do you  thinklifyl lnartied voir your father,  would ever forgive us..-"'-_, -..  wouk'  (i;>ar,  .sir.-  IK-  '"I'm sure ]ie  sorted softly.  "And would he: give us a house of our  own  'J!)  A Definition.  -Pop,  what is  a  necessary  Tommy-  evil? ������������������..-.<  Tommy's Pop���������A necessary evil, my  boy, is���������um-T-one we like so much that  we don't care about abolishing it;���������  Philadelphia Record.  "I know he would, dearest."   .  >   ' 'And would he give us enough to live  beautiful on ?���������" .  -,   "I am sure of it, Harry." .  "And  would he  take  me into   the  firm?" .    ";������������������:������������������    "      "   -  "Certainly he would."  "And let me run the business to suit  myself?"' .' '        .-.*���������'  "Of course.lie would, darling." .  ���������'.'��������� She ,-snuggled  to his bosom, but" he'  put her aside, coldly. :  "I   cannot   marry   you,"   Jie    said';'  hoarsely.    "Your father is too willing  to get you off his hands."  Married people live longer than the unmarried, the temperate and industrious  longer than the gluttonous, and idle and  civilued nations longer than unciviUxed.  HaleOHAge,  Sad, to see people  advanced in  years  sufferingfromBack-  ache., Lame 'Back,    ���������  "Urinary   Troubles  and Kidney Weakness . v A  hale .old   ,  age, free from pains  and,aches, can only,  beattainedbykeep-  ing the kidneys right and the blood pure.  DOAN'S KIDNEY FILLS,  befriend the aged by freeing, them .from  pain -and correcting' all- Disorders of the  Kidneys and Urinary System. _.,;'    '���������.:' 4  Mr. Thomas Ash,'��������� an'old-resident of /  Renfrew, Ont., spoke.as follows:  "I am 72 years of age, ahdliave been  troubled for a number of years, with pa^ns  across my back. When-T would- stoop  over it gave agonizing pain to straighten  up. I was bo bad that I could;-scarcely  walk. I have taken many kinds of medicines, but got nothing to helj) me. Being  recommended to try Doan's Kidney Pills  I got a-box. After taking three doses t  noticed a great change for the better,  and I can now get around as smart as a  cricket. I can split my own wood and am.  In fact, just like a new man. *'* ��������� "  '%  t������~- :Z-*r..:..w; :r.. i; ���������.���������������������������r,v.;,<t\:>?y THE CUMBERLAND NEWS,  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M,  E.   Blssett Editor.  -\z'  Hi "��������� .v.'''  IS5.' 'J  Th������ eoiuinna of Tub News are opeu to .ill  m hf4> wi*<h to e*fjre&3 therein views on mi' t������  rwnof gmhlic interest.  ' WhH������we &���������> not hold ourselves reepon i-  ��������� *.1������ for the utterances of correspondents, we  r*������erv������'< the- right of declining to insert  coiPinanie������;-.i������nii lWHjeceHsarily personally.  r*Afimj>AY,    JAN.    ������th,    1900  "* -:'/���������; /' < .-���������  j!������_M ':-< _, >..  In  Sjfev*v I: ';< ������*..  ������   ^   ", W "���������������������������*_/ /"       ������      ( L    .      *  , 'i. -p v. r, * .<���������   j       -  ���������''���������>*;.>���������   't'-'.  Wj.*V      ,   ���������      ������.<., 1{  I^U*^^'    Vv"-  |<?Mj J, tv! i . j. ,.     >,  ..  \%  ���������&fj?y-  j\ vf p\JJ? t ^i      -    s  fc V-lj3'1"AV -' '    ���������  'f ���������H'^'Vi fi ,���������<     '  &*,&������* ( <������, (   r   ��������� i  'A,' ',-  *i"t-,"  ���������% 1  WAR NEWS.  London,0.���������Followingf-om Pow-  > ell dated "Maleking "Wq   attacked  one of enemy's works this morning.  ^Oirfoiwe   consisted of three   gvjns,  -  two   guns,   armourod    train,   etc.,  J5nomy . had^   strengthened   their  !worh'e. during night  and  doubltd  garrison.    Never-the-iesg .our   attack was 'carried  out and pressed  ''home under hot fire but all   efforts  ; $     gain the interior   by   escalade  ,' tailed,   the'fort   being  pract.-caily  -.impregnable.      Our    aitack   only  '.withdrew;after six officers h'ad been  , 'hit, also. a large   number of  men.  The,general situation  remains un-  & ia"nged."  t     ^'Cape   Tovn,  6.��������� Reported   that  . ,Gen*. French bes once  more   oc<rj-  pi^'d Cc^'l/.i-^.',  '-'   Fcf-rr v.������" -i \\ -j.���������B' ������ s have beer  fiyr.z   !o<*!f.v  nl   J.-f '',"���������--"- '.h   and  C.J.->-.(!0,    Tr - y i? a vj - r^1 nt this  port t!\a-: Boers are =_v._t of provi -  'ions.    Gen. Bu 1 r'd   army is eager  ���������io advaiice, .,  London,   6.���������Thero is  still   no  i. &.������.  .- ^  ir-\  ifsy*������'j i  Jtmy V'  iBrK?' -'i  ���������4. ^ ? ihipbrtant news foni lhe front, but  *""'** .' the silence which brs deseesided on  Oen. Bul!errs huj;e force at the Tnj:-  - - ela Biver is believ������diobe thepit-  ludeof ano her aitempt to reach  Lftdysmnh, n the me \nwnile the  extraordinary tenacity oi T.oo s are  displayed around Co!c?i urg tends  tp detract from the success of Gen,  French is supposed to havo achieved.  Pietermaritzburg 6.~^The rest7  }ewne������H of the Zulus is increasing.  Many of them are on the verge of  starvation and anxious to fight  the Boers.  London, 6.���������Transvaal edition of  Standard and Diggers News is responsible for t ic story that the f )r-  Hrer residence of Napolean on the  Island of St. Helena is being renovated fpr Kruger, Tha story has  created bitter feeling,  Kensburg.���������Some Free staters  dent a petition to P *os. Stevn ask  ing to return horne. He replied  that ihey had ci^skh! the- h irder  wi-hout per'missjou and as t'ney  had no murisy to yj.������y for damage  ��������� done tbey muiBt \> y for it with  their blood.  London, 8.-���������Reported that Genl,  33nl!er hug crossed the Tugela and  has captured 12 guns. The report  not aonfirnied,  London, &.���������Genl. Buller tele-  gmphi* that Genl, White has had  a battle with the Boers at Lady-  ������������nith  *wd ftfte? haid fighting  de-  . -.; ��������� - y. ���������  leated tlhem with heavy losses.    Be-  ��������� .i'jj-..-���������',  ;feji &fep.%atal,   9.���������The following f^^AVhfte dated  9 ar m.  ^Tbe^^emy attacked Qasecais  Camj������ at 2:45 Vn considerable force  bttt ^vere repulsed,    Fighting   ftili  tontinues."  Feere Campy G.��������� F-.llowing from  While: ''An attack was ,_. commenced on my position on waggon hill.  Enemy was in great strength and  ���������pushed tlie attack with the greatest  co ifage and energy.. Some of our  entrenchments on Waggon Hill  were taken three times by enemy  bun were re-taken hy us. Attack  continued until 5:30 p. m. One  point in our posi inn was occupied  by enemy the whole day, but at  du-kin a V'-ry heivy rain-storm  they were turned out of this position at the point of the bayonet by  in a most gallant manner by the  Devonshire3. **  The troops hnve.had a very trying time and behaved excellently.  The enemy was repulsed everywhere  with heavy lo������s, gieatly exceeding  that on my side. Despatch concludes, 'Very hard pressed.'. This  means that Whites position is crit-  ical.'' ,  French has now joined British  commander' with the familiar  phrase "I regret to report etc."  Telegrams from Kensburg say seven officers' and 30 men of Suffolk  were killed and 50 captured.  French's _annbnncment that the  Essex regiment has been sent to re-  replace the Suffolks is more bitter"  to latter's friends .than list of cas-  .ualities. Suffolks. have disgraced  themselves and'their flag by bolting and -leaving a few of their more  staunch comrades "to fill the Pretoria goals.  '     ;:!"1  Nundon News confirm* the report that White' repulsed, Boers  with terrible losses to Boer side.  London, 9,���������There is no confirmation that Buller has crossed the  Tugela Kiver.(  London, 9.���������A private of Irish,  Rides who fought at Stromberg in  a letter home says that when Gen.  Gatacre saw the position., the guide  led the troops into he shot the guide  with his own revolver.  London,  9.���������Lord   Delaware in  graphic description of the Battle of  Magersfontein says:   "'It   is useless  to disguise the fact that a large per  centage   of the   troops  are   losing  heart for the campaign,   comprised  of a succession  of   frontal attacks  on   a   force   securely   entrenched,  our   men   fought   admirably   but  they were asked  to perform   miracles.    Don't blame them and don't  blame the gallant general who was  the   first   victim   of   the   disastei  which overcame the Highland Keg-  iment.    The   marched in   quarter  column   to their   doom.    General  Wauchope's last words   were: "For  God's fake men, do not blame me  for   this!'    It   will   gladden   the  hearts of   bis many  friends   there  was no   accord   between   Methuen  and Wauchope   in  regard   to bes  method   of   attacking.    Methuen's  was adopted and the   mistake cost  over d hundred lives.  Lorenzo Marques, 9.���������The British have been compelled to retreat  from Doidrcihe. Fighting continues a ound Colesburg. The  British occupy some of the outside  Ko[ jiCS. Bullets are dropping in  in the town and 15 were wounded.  London, 9.���������Gen. White still  holds out or did so sixty hours  ago when the Boers outed from  their footholds inside the works and  suspended their assult at midnight.  England has taken heart. The situation is causing much anxiety.  The beleagured force must have expended a large ammount of ammunition which cannot be replenished  so far as the garrison is concerned  by the greater loss of Boers.  There is one division only at  Cheverly, another at Feere and at  Estcourt. Gen. Buller's 30,000  men and seventy guns were inactive on Saturday and when White  telegraphed Gen. Buller could really make no move of any importance.  News from Belmont   shows that  the Queen slanders aud Canadians  volunteers have bean so energetic  in that neighborhood that a large  belt of the Free State across " the  Boer laager has been deserted by  the Boers.  Victoria,   9.���������No   new  deveiop-  mem s in the political situation.   o   ^MEMORABLE SURRENDERS.' .,  H.ow  British  Became  Prisoners  of  the  Boers���������Surrender Brought A'bout    i  by Treachery. >*'  The Transvaal was annexed, sightly or  wrongly it matters not now, in 1877. Of its  surrender in 1881, after we had suffered  reverses, vsays the Navy and Army, there  can be only one opinion: Vestigia nulla re-  trorsum. Let us turn to the beginning of  the events. Atter successfully breaking the  power of the Basuto chief Sokukuui, Sir  Garnet (now Lord) Wolseley left tho Transvaal with a small garrison, and, as he  thought, at peace. But there was much  friction between the Bricish and Dutch settlers, the latter protesting against the loss  of their freedom. Meeting succeeded meeting, and petition petition, and at length  the Boers issued a proclamation declaring'  their independence. - ,v  The Ninety-fourth regiment, which had  been stationed at Leydenberg, left that  town on" December 5, 18S0, to reinforce the  garrison at Pretoria. The force was composed   as'r follows:' 210 of fleers,   non-coin-.  Uiiii>-i lli*ew-ei*y.  rresh Lager Beer- TOe ���������tfviAi_-  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  1 v '        . r< '  \ ...  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information leading to 'conviction , of  persons- witholding or destroying any-keg's  belonging to this _company.  flENKY REIFEL,   Mannqer.  missioned officers and men, three women  and two children of the Ninety-fourth; two  officers and'five non-coin missioned , officers  and men of the Army Service corps; three  non-commissioned officers and men. of tue  'Atmy Hospital corps, and one surgeon,  making a total of nine of fleers and 246 raeu,  with thirty-four-wagous. The little force  was under the command of Col. Anstruther.  Before their departure they had heard rumors of the Boers fighting, but they did  not believe them. Indeed, Col. Ansthuther  says in his despatch that tbe field cornet  had . told him thai though emissaries had  been 'through the c'juutry endeavoring to  rouse the people' lo stop 'the British' force,  the appeal ..had met with' no response.  in spite of this voluntary assurance the  tiittle force, it' was subsequently ascertained, was ^followed all the way from Middle-  burg by a large mounted force of    Boers,  who kept well .put of sight.    The country  near, Trinsloo's   Farm,   on  the   Bionkhorsi  Spruit, Is well but not thickly wooded, a'no-  favored the advance of cavalry.   "On ne.ir-  ing this place two or three Boer scouts were  noticed,   and  Col.  "Anstruther _ immediately  halted   his  force.'    Hardly   was  that-done  when the  enemy appealed in  skirmishing  order on .the rise of a sllghilyc wooded hill  on our" left,    iii addition there lwtre lartje  numbers in the rear and on our right flank.  Col.   Anslruthor  had    been    treacherou:>Iy  tiapped.    The number of Boers altogether  was estimated by Col. Anstruther at 1,200  to 1,500.    The  Boers sent forward a  flag  of  truce  half  way  between  the   line  and  Col. Anstruther went out to meet it.    The  bearer   handed   him  a  letter    signed    **P  Joubert," and countersigned by other Boers,  requesting him to wait where he was until  a reply had been received to an ultimatum  that had been sent to Sir Owen Lanyeu, ad  mlnistrator   of   the   Transvaal.     Col.   An  struther replied that he could not wait, as  he had ordeis to proceed with .ill baste to  Pretoria.  ."I have my orders for Pretoria,  and to Pretoria Til go," he said.   The bearer of the flag of truce said he wuuld take  the  message  to   his  commandant  general,  and when asked by the colonel to let him  know the result, nodded assent.  Almost immediately, however, the enemy's line advanced. Col. Ansthuther ran  back to his men and ordered the leading  company to skirmish, but before they could  open out to more than loose files a murderous fire was opened on them. A hot lire  was returned, but the contest was too unequal, and lasted only twenty minutes  By that time all the officers, and two our  of three of the non-commissioned officers  and men were either killed or wounded,  and Col. Anstruther ordered the cease lire  to be sounded, and hoisted a flag of truce.  Two officers were killed and Col. Anstruther himself was dangerously wounded. The  Boers took possession of all arms and ammunition and surrounded the remnant of  the little force. The colors of the Nlnety-  .fourth were with the detachment, but thev  were saved from falling Into the hands of  the Boers.  Conductor Egertpn of the Army Service  corps, though himself wounded, obtained  permission from the Boer' commandaut,  Franz Joubert, to go Into Pretoria for doctors iind ambulances. He was not. allowed  a horse or arms of any kind, but a sergeant  was permitted to accompany him. Some of  the men of the Ninety-fourth had torn the  colors  of the regiment off the poles,  and  VTH1RTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  ���������   ���������>  WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.<  s Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated. \  ������        Indispensable to Mining Men.        $  S THKEJE DOLLARS PER TEAS. POSTPAID. \  ? BAMfLE COPlCS FREE. **  !       MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  ! 220 f'Hn'<F.T St.,   San Francisco, Cal.������  >fe/^,^/     -    - ��������� ~ ������������������ ���������  Conductor Ralph Egerton took charge ������.f  them ou his journey, holding them round  his waist. Joubert had previously asked  for the guns and colors. Egertbn had replied that there were no guns, and as ,to the  colors, he did not belong to the Ninety-  fourth, nnd did not know where they were.  At that time the colors were secreted under the wife of Sergeant-Major Fox,, who'  was wounded, and Egerton spoke truthfully  when he denied knowledge of them.- His  gallant action In carrying the "colorr to  Pretoria was subsequently rewarded by a  commission in the regiment. V  Following is the' story of the British sm-  render at Potchefstroom:'  When it was , ascertained early iu December, 1880, ^ ^that the Boers were determined to fight, every - precaution  was taken at Potchefstroom, ��������� and the court  house and jail were fortified.. On the/llth  the Boers were reported to be lu large foi ce  some five miles off.' On the l.">ih about 500'  mounted Boers rode into the town nnd took  possession of -some "buildings/ Nest', day  several, armed Boers rode ,to .within, ?O0  ya'rds of the camp. Col. Wlnsloe, who,Was,  in j command at the town,' ordered a small  party - of' mounted, Infantry under Lieut.  Lludsell to ride up and inquire what they  wanted. When that officer approached the  Boers fired. ��������� Lieut. Llndsell rben gave1 th������*  order to his man to charge, wli'ch they"did  most effectively, cutting down 'wo of tot,  enemy and ^driving the remainder back to  the town amid the cheers from the men garrisoning the fort and jail.  A general attack was then mads by the  Boers on two sides of the fort, hut the  steady fire of our men soon repulsed them.  That evening the water furrow'from which  the supply of .water for the camp was taken  was cut off. A well was sunk to a depth  of'20 feet, but ho water was found. The  weather was fearfully hot, and the men  suffered terribly when the suppiy'of water  yvne limited. On the 17th it/was determined to take, the water-carts to n stream  were'alf'gone.'' Fever,' dysentery'and scurvy  broke out.' * There ^was' heavy ��������� fighting ou  March 17 and 18. At .length, on the 20th,  half a mile away from camp and fill them. '  This "illfficiiK 'ixpertition ������as entrusted to  Lieut. L.ikIm !, who set .out'lu the da.k  with twenty-five drivers of f'o Royal A<  tillory, and.a company of the Twenty-fir-si.  Tho company was -most successful, and  enough water was brought in to last another two days. In the meantime tho working of the well was'going on, but without  result., At length, when the last drop of  water had been finished, several new wells  were begun, and on December 10 the Royal  Artillery struck water' at nine feet.  In the meantime the Boer-j had kot up  a hot fire on the fort, the jail and the court  house. On the morning of the 18th thp  court house was fiercely assaulted. .The  garrison was short of water, and the roof  of the building was fired, so it was deemed  advisable to surrender. This was done on  the understanding that the lives *������' the defenders should be saved. To lae dismay  of the garrisons of the prison and the fort,  first a white flag was seen hoh-'tecl over  the Union Jack on the building,' and a quarter of an hour later the Union Jack was replaced by the flag of the South Afr'cnn  Republic. On the 21st the B-.rrlson of the  prison, falling short of provisions, evacuated It, and retired without loss to the fort.  The Boers, encouraged by the capture of  the court house, and strongly reinforced,  made a great effort to capture the fort on  January 1. The latter garrison was sorelv  pressed. Two thousand Boers kept up an  Incessant and rapid fire for some time, but  made no visible impression. Nothing of  note occurred until the 5th, when the Boers  occupied the cemetery, about 300 yards to  our left. Lieut. Llndsell and a party of  volunteers made their way down by moonlight, and drove the Boers back to the town.  This little expedition was afterwards spoken of by the Boers as the most gallant feat  we did during the seige. Lieut. Dalrymple  Hay led the attack and was successful In  gaining possession of a ti-oublesome position  and capturing four prisoners and some ammunition, waterproof. coats and trenching  tools. Soon after this engagement a truce  was called, and an exchange of prisoners  took place. But as soon as the truce was  over firing began again.  From that time to the end of the selgo  nothing of much interest occurred. Food  ran very short in the fort. By the beginning of March rations had fallen to four  Col. "Wlnsloe decided that it would be better to surrender with honorable terms than  be forced to surrender unconditionally In  three days* time���������for provisions could not  last till then. On the 21st therefore the  surrender was made. When Col. Wlnsloe  surrendered, he was entirely ignorant that  an armistice of eight days had been declared, having been misled by the lying  statements of the Boer leaders. Tardy reparation was afterwards made for this  treachery, The selge had lasted three  months and five days, and pur total casualties were 83 killed, wounded and iprlsopers  out of 213.  1HE FARM  OAKDliN.  (PAPiilJ BY J. J. R. MILLEK.)  /o  Cabbage���������Far the earliest crop, seedl  seed should be sown in a hot-bed,, lor a.  cold frame in march, so the plants/will be  ready to put out late in April or early in-  May. For late trop,'sow in open ground"  in May, and transplant towards the latter-  part of June or early in July. r    ,.r  Plant ,the early var'i.es   two   aad the-  late three feet apart,  in soil that' is very  rich and has been well worked to a good"  depth.   -        t ; ::   '   y      .',,.'  Commence cultivating about three days  after planting, ann continue operations at  least once a week until the plants gee too*  lae-e to allow the cultivator to go through'  without .breaking too many leavrs.    ,  Theb'ejtt early cabbage is Early Jersey  VVai:efield second early, "Henderson's'  Early Drummer.    Vandcrgam ' is, also' a'  I ! " j 'l ^  verygood snmmer,variety. For winter  1 know none belter than Steele Briggs=  Savoy ���������Chesier.', "    ,-" ,. ' V' - f>  .   Cauliflowers   are not quite  so hardy  and require more moisture than cabbage;;1'  otherwise  the -treatment is" the -same.' >  Demi Dnrisone of the best Parities for  family use. '��������� Brussel sprouts tnd kale re- ,  quire the same treatment.1, ^.y-y  ' Carrots���������Sow ia'drills, oue foot' apart, '"  ar early in spring as the soil can be worked for early; for late crop any time up to- ���������  the middle of May, in deeply worked soil'   ;  thin to about four to feet   apart.    Cultivate  as soon as they show   in   the row ,  Geaeral   or ox heart   is the  best tarnily   \  carrot. 'i ,.-.   '       , .       ' -.  S veet Corn-r-Tbie is a treat .we should! \  try for. It requires a rich warm soil with/ i_-  plpnly of sunshine to .bring it to perfec' .. <  tion, Plant in' ���������hills' thtee- feet Papart,:- ���������������'  dropping five or six grains in each; when, f/  well up,thin to three1 plinls toahe hill.  \'? \  Cultivate deep <it first/hut shallow w hew * ;  the plants get ahnut one foot high.'   ''���������-��������� -V-'j.  - Best variety for home use.  White Cor-^  ey.     , ? . ��������� ^    t   .   ��������� *��������� ;:���������  -,Cucumber���������rl*his  is one of the ten'oVr ���������  plants   that niiist* be '*i;epY "'out "of  the ,|  ground until the  middle of  May.    Plant "*  in   hills four feet   apart;   make   a   hole  where the hill is to be, put in .V couple of!  spades of  we'l tot'ed   manure,   mix this,  thoroughly with   the soil, fill  up the hole  level   and plant eight or ten   seeds in  ;n  lircle.    When   the   plants   are well' up-  thin   to four in a hill.   Water   in   dry  weather.  Lettuce���������This is one of the easiest ot  all   plants to grow, given   a good   rich;  soil, well cultivated and they will grow to<  perfection.   Plant one foot   apart.   For  early use,   sow seeds in  cold   frame   in  March, or a fe������v plants may be raised in  a box in the house; for late,   sow in open  ground early in spring.   Hanson is one  of the best.  'M  The na'tves of temperate countries requiring a temperature from 40 to 45 d< -  grees to germinate are: beets, beans,  carrots, cibbage. cauliflower, celery,  ha'e. le'Uice, onion, parsnip, peas, radish, turnip and a few others. These are  classed as h.trd .  [The above paragraph was omitted  .by mistake in the issue of Dec. 24rd It  comes after paragraph headed, ^Seedl  Sowing;] 'f-y-' ';:'.  m  1-4  o  o  o  5ft"  >-i  E-*  PS  O  SU  CO  ft  !Zi  < *" _121_:__IL___f_______ii____  ! '  !���������1  -  !P  l< r  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY given that  a| pi cation  will be  made to the  Parliament of Canada at its next  - session for an Act to Incorporate  a Company with power   to> con'  struct equip maintain and operate either a standard or narrow  gauge railway for the purpose of  ,    carrying  passengers  and freight  including all  kinds of merchandise from a point.in  Comox Dig-,,  '   trict - Vancouver Islar.d  situate  on the 50th parallel on or near  to the Eaet Coast of Vancouver *  '   Island, thence in a Northerly d:^  rectiori by the most feasible route <���������  through   Say ward   and   Rupert  Districts   to a point   at or neat  Cape Scott or some other suitable  point at or near the North end of  Vancouver Island, with power to  construct, operate, and maintain  branch   lines   to  the Coast on  '     either side of Vancouver Island  "��������� and to other points and all necessary roads and   bridges ways  and ferries and to build own and  < maintain   wharves   docks   saw-  < mills and coal bunkers and with  , power to build equip own main-  . '., tain "and operate steam and other vessels and boats and to'oner?  i ate'the same on any, navigable  - ^waters connecting with the' said  railway line or branches thereof  '," and with power to-build own'e-  1 <' - quip operate andc maintain tele-L  '\.    graph   and   telephone   lines in  '. .5 connection with the said railway  ] V and :l branches    and   to   cany  Wr a    general    express    bus'-,  , *������ ness and to build and operate all  kinds of plant for the purpose of  '"   -supplying , light hi-at electricity  ^ and any'3 kind ot" motive power  and Jwith' power to , acquire water  rights and to construct dams and"  j.  flumes   for,   improving and .'iii-  : creasing the water privileged and .  wftti power to' exnroona.e lands  ,   for the purposes of the Company  ;and-to* acquire-lands   bonub^s  - privileges and other  aids . from  any Grove rument municipal corporation or other persons or boc'-  ies corporate and  with power to  ,   lease and connect and make i ������������������������'-  fie and other" ar ������ ngements with  railway steamboat or other com  panien now or .hereafter to be incorporated  and   with   power to  make wagon roads to be used in  the consti uction 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 branches ferries  wharves and vessels built or  owned by the Company whether,  built or owned before or after the  construction of the railwav and  with all other usual necessary or  incidental    rights    powers,  aud  privileges as  may- be  necessary  or conducive to the attainment  of the above objects or any   of  them.  DATED at Victoria, B. C������ this 13th  day of Novembe   A  D. 1899.  H. Maurice Hills  Solicitor for the Applicants,  Dates for Reference.  1486���������1899.  , The following are the dates of  some of the more important event"  in the 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...    1652  First  British occupation of  the Cape.. 1795���������1803  Cape Colony ceded fo Britain    1814  Anival of British settlers...    .820  English declared the. official  language   in Cape Colony'   '   ..1825���������1828  f  Emancipation of the slaves.   * 1834  The great Boer Trek.. ..1836���������1837,  Boer emigrants occupy Natal   1838  British annexation of Natal.    1843  JSecognition'of the indepen-  pendence,of Transvaal and  Orange River Boers. .1852���������1854  Discovery oldiamonds on the  Lower Vaal river. v    ,,1869r,  British annex the Transvaal   1877  Conquest of Zululann......    1879  Retrocession of the Transvaal   1881  Convention of London with  the Transvaal Republic..,   1884  Witwatersrandt - gold   field  discovered '     1885  British South' Africa  Company founded V .<'.     1889  Natal granted a' responsible  *' .Government........... ,i -1893  The Jameson Raid.........   1886  The Transvaal War......        1899  SO YIA������������*  ���������XMRICNOC  Sspimait & Mainio By.  TIME,.TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, lfc>9b\  , VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. i Sa t urday  A.M. P.M.  De. 9:00 Victoria Dp. 4:25  "    9:28 Goldscrtani "   4:53  "   10:14 Sbawnigan Lake "   5.39  "   10:48 Duncans 0:15  P.M. ' P.M.  ���������'12:24 Nanaimo 7:41  Ar. 12:40 Wellington     Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON   TO VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.    " No. 3 Snturday.  A.M. ' ������ A.M.  De. 8:05 Wellington De. 4:25  "   8:29 Nanaimo    " 4:89  "   9:55 Duncans. "   6:05  " 10:37 Shaw nigan Lake  "   6:46  "11:23   ...'. Goldatream ������������������   7.32  Ar. 11:50    .������-   ....Victoria Ar. 8:00 p.m.  Reducod latea to and from all points  on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon  day. ,,  jKor rates and   all   information   appjy 'at  Company's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR, GKO. L. COURTNEY.  President. ,- Traffic Manager  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skrvices  the evening.     REV. J  rector. "  X.  n  WlF.LEMAR  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.>(SERVICES''at ii a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service. [tR_v.,W. -C.  Dodds, pastor.  f,   METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworih  League meets at the close of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor'  St. John's Catholic ' Church���������Rev.  J. A. Duraad, Pastor. Mass ou Sundays  at 11 o'clock a., m. Sunday School'in  the afternoon. "  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C.  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MARKS.  ' DCMQNS,  ��������� OOPVRIOHTS *������  Anyoneamdtar ������ msteh and description nay 1  > quickir ascertain, fia&wbetlisr.an invention ia  probaM- patentable. -OoamantoatlOBs strtothr  conflttoailaL Oldest agency forBecartngr patents  in America.   We hare ��������� Wasbui������ton offioe. -  WE   WANT YOUR  Job ppii?tii7g  SATISFACTORY JEStf  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  *2?^S^!2l_ *������>���������������*"������*������_.  largest elrralatloa  IJOUx month*     Specimen eonlea end __j  ���������l<������0ai_ monfti ~specimen mp^esa^'____;  Book on PATEHTsaentfree.TAo_r������5^^  MUNN   A CO.,  3ai Br������ddwa>. New York.  Notice.  CHANGE OP CORPORATE  NAME.  > Notice is hereby given that th<  Union Colliery Company of Brit  ish Columbia,. Limited Liability  intends to aptfly to His Honor th<  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to changt ite name to that of tht  "Wellington Colliery Company  Limited Liability."  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE, POOLEY &LUXTON  Solicitors������to   the   Union   Collier  Company of   B. C,   Limited   Lia  bility.  'p?  '0k  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay,  211 acres. Trees burned offr about  20 acres swamp laud.  For particulars apply at this  office.  A BARGAIN.  An} one    wishing   to   secure   a  house and lot of land very cheap  wUl do well to call at   this   office.  The owner intends   to   leave  an  will cell at a big sacrifice.  000000000000000000000000000000  The H.B.A.Vogel  Commercial College,  P. O. Box 347, Vancouver, B. (  We teach Business, Book-keepings Shorthand, Typewriting  and the general English  Branches. /0T" The demand  for office help is larger than  the supply.  Send for Illustrated Prospectus.  Q0O0G0OGO0OO0Q0OO0000000OOO000<  Tlie New EDglanrt Hotel,  :    M. & L. YOUNiG; Props,  Victoria, Vaacoavec Is^md  N ;.   ���������  .        ,        1  i  C. H. TARBELL  DEALER.    IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  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LEADING   BARBER  and  r _a__x:iidei_e^_vcxs*t  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. Amuni-  tion and Sporting  Goods of all descriptions.  Cumberland,      B.  C.  AN AUTOHARP  GUITAR or  BANJO  will do it for those who Have an ear foif music.  is just the thing for those who  cant     learn    to  play  even   a  Jews Harp  thing but walk,  the News Office.  ^iags���������Does  every-  Call and hear it at  ������sWa  CHAS. C SEGRAVE, Agent  Cumberland, B. C.  ���������&2g3S������^&������!3g3g^^ ggga������Sg@gS������!R2  'W-  gftWV-^''' 4  s,   '  JL2TU.  Ii'!1*  i /  IP  to; 5  ;���������������������������������"*'  ������si*  :.������__;  ������<   V -/ l~-  'J^l1 V���������-ft    ,  "S&j- ^  hit"'"-1* "'"  *-.V?-....  i"'   -      r  i# -l *,  'J Mi.  i <<  )'  ,'   j  >i'-f.j  IS*Lfc ��������� -  h|>'>'r,ffV-  f������������-.  _)'''  * ������*���������  ���������   *  >,  il  I  "ta  A  21HJORTHX--������__L  [Copyrislit, lhft'J, by tho Author.]  CHAPTER  VIII.  Parish duties occupied much of Mr.  . Falck's >time during the day, and in  ihe evening- when he relumed from  his labour he was apt to find his  harcee in animated conversation with  the young   engineer. _  "But really, JMr. Bruni" he once  heatd her say, as they rose from the  piano after having played a;duet, "1  ���������dc-n'l see why you call yourself an en-  Klnper. There is nothing of the engineer about you. I should rather  fancy if I knew nothing about you  that you were an artist."  " You have guessed my innermost  ���������secret, Miss Hulda," cried Brun, with  a kindling enthusiasm. "I am an artist���������an-artist disguised as an engineer���������an artist's soul forced by' cruel  , necessity to wear the engineer's  mask."  " But why do you do it if you don't  like it ?"  " Why do I do it ? Because an unkind fate supplied 'me wit-h a guardian  who'is deaf to reason and impervious  to entreaty. He simply compelled me  to go to the. School of Technology in  Gothenburg-* when I longed "to go to  t"he." Academy of Arts, and when I rebel, as I have done'repeatedly, he tells  me that I must first acquire an honest  profession whereby to earn* my bread  --as if art were a dishonest profession  ��������� ���������and then If I want to fool with art  afterward asa mere amusement it ran-  not do me much harm. But in a few  months I - shall fill my twenty-first  year, and then I shall bid a jubilant'  farewell to engineering, ' and , devo.te  myself to  my beloved art."  " You intend to become a* professional musician ?"  "Musician?"   Why,��������� no.     I  intend to  become  a  painter.'    In   music  I   am  a  mere   amateur,   and,   to   be     perfectly  _, frank, ��������� I_ arn, an  amateur  in   painting.  too, owing to my uncle's tyranny. But  I from the 24th of March .proximo  I   in-  "7 tend   to -'b"e''a  full-fledged .professional  painter."    ,  J ���������  " But .will . it  not   be   rather  late   to  begin at 21 ?"   '     ,  ,   " Perhaps.      But  where   one's   whole  life and happiness are at-stake  it can  , never  jbe) too   late.      I   hate   .'mathe-  -maties;  i'loath machines:' my soul"revolts  at   mechanics.     And "for  a   man  to spend his life.among the things, he  , detests is'a crim"e\against 'himself.;   It  "is   lhe"' greatest   crime     he   can   com-  ' rnit.    You don't know1- me yet.    If you  did,'you  would  not  say  it is  too  latec  T feel  the  spark of gpuius within   me.  T   am   aglow��������� with   a   divine     fevox---a  -mighty   creature     impulse.-       J   know  'that'I 'shall  steal the   fire  of  the   immortals." },'>'. \  {.* i  ,  JSuch talk ,thp parson's daughter had  never heard before, and she lacked the  experience to, appraise  i*t according to  _ its  worth.        There   was   something  in  "this youth's audacity -that struck a responsive  chord  in, her bosom,   and his  en'thus.iasm   for  all   that- was  beautiful  i  had a contagious quality which made it  irresistible.      There  was  a warm  persuasiveness   in   his     eloquence     which  made it a luxury to listen to him. and  bus uUer scorn of the utilitarian ideals  which  had been  preached to her from  , -childhood was delightfully daring  and  novel.     She   scarcely  noticed   that    he  -always talked about himself, and that  he--lound no  topic comparable to him-  CQir in interest.    ITis plans, his dreams,  'his  experiences,     his    noble    rebellion  ���������against teachers, discipline and guardian, his  ou~D0Se  to conquer the  world  v/lth his fame and confound all    those  v 4>o had doubted  his genus were   the  iliemes upon which he played perpetual  entertaining variations.    Jt is scarcely  to   be   wondered   at   that     Mr.   Falck's  sober discourses about the pietists, who  were then causing a disturbance in the  parish,   the   alarming  emigration    and  the great poverty among  the tenantry  seemed   stale   and   unprofitable     after  such high-flown dithyrambics,  and the  cura'te, who observed that he could not  hold a candle to  his rival, soon  withdrew from the competition.    He rated  the young engineer so  low as regards  mora]   worth  and  character as  almost  to hold him harmless.   He did not doubt  that  Hulda,   when   the   novelty- of  his  personality   had   worn   off.    would  discover  his  hollowness  and   then   return  with a warmer allegiance    to  himself.  aware that the least opposition on his  part to Mr. Brun, the least" attempt at  cisparagemenl.   would  enlist  her sympathy and make her his' champion.   He  therefore   exerted   himself    to   ,appear  perfectly   neutral.     He   never   allowed  the jealous    wrath    which    sometimes  took  possession   of hirn  to    colour his  speech,   and   he     never    remonstrated  against   their   perpetual   singing     and  playing,   detached    strains    of    which  renched  him in  his study whenever a  door t\as  opened.    And yet never had  Kulda appeared  more precious to him  than now, Avhen he seemed on the verge  of losing her.    He could scarcely comprehend what his life could have been  without her, and he pitied his own grey  snd barren past.    Oftentimes he caught  himself defending her against his own  ���������.-haiges. and wondering how she could I  to say���������Miss Hulda and I���������" '  ���������' Have a previous engagement, probably," finished Mr. Falck. " I shall be  sorry to interfere with it. but I desire  "���������-pry particularly thait Miss Hulda will  ride with me this afternoon."  " Veiy well," said the girl, dejectedly.  " I shrill be at your service.    When do  yen w ish to start ?"  " At four o'clock." ">  THE  TROTTING'RECORD.  CHAPTER IX.  At the apoiiinted hour Nils drove up  before the'door, with the parson's best  hoise���������a fat and ponderous family cob  oi uncScxtam age���������and betrayed as nearly as he "dared his contempt for Mr.  Falck's    peer  muscle  by  the Way    he  _ _ handed him the reins.    Fritz was bal  everlmve consented to^besTow her'own < anc-ing, with both hands in his pockets  radiant  self upon  one  so  unattractive  and ill-favoured  as himself.    Was she  /-  No less'disgusted than the man ale."  so very culpable In preferring the  handsome, nimble-witted youth, ft, indeed, she did prefer him,?  It was about the middle of February.  The world was a vast, white void. The  foiest was half buried under a shroud  of snow, and the pines stood with  dropping branches, groaning under  their burden. Now and then when a,  load of snow fell, the bough shook itself  with a sense of relief, and the fine  frost crystals drizzled down glistening  in tho sun.  The parsonage, lying waist-deep in  the snow, looked like a fortress in a  state of siege, surrounded by its white  breastworks and ramparts. The Christmas sheaves, nailed on tall poles to the  gables of the barn, and .the . mansion,  had been pretty well pillaged, but noisy  swarms ,of sparrows still kept flying  from one to* the other and fought sham  battles for the possession of the dilapidated straw, v A fussy magpie sat in  the maple near 'thc-front door, ruffling  up her feathers against the cold, and  looked disgusted. '  At the window in tho lars>e and cozy  sLLtiiig-room stood Mr. Falck, looking  no l^ss disgusted than the magpie. The  room was filled with fiong and the odour  of salted rose" loaves. . For a auiet.  Christian gentleman tho curate was  mentally indulging in pome vigorous  language. The atmosphere round about  him seemed charged with some highly  excitable fluid vibrating with suppiess-  ed wrath.  "Ich lie-ie-ie-io-b" dirh." came from the  piano in a wildly passionate soprano,  and a deliriously " rampageous " baritone went mad with exultation. They  i epealed it singly and conjointly, "Ich  liebe dich; ich he-ie-ie-ie-be dich; ich  IkH^-ie-ip-ba dich."  Then came a recital of all the various circumstances under which they  loved and would contjnue to love each  other���������summei. winter, sunshine, moonshine, rain, etc���������and Mrt. Falck concluded it was time for him to have an  accounting with his fiancee, -so as to  discover how they were standing. He  stood contemplating the young engineer's back ajs he tossed his head hither  and thither in the ecstacy of the song,  though it was less demonstrative than  Hulda's. which swayed with a languishing motion.  " Would 3rou care to take a sleigh-  ride with me this afternoon ?" he asked  when the song was at an end. " The  weather is magnificent."  She looked at Brun as if her answer  in sonic way depended on him. and "Mr.  Falck even fancied that there was some  hidden tmderstanding in her glance, as  if she were begging him to help her out  of her predicament.  " I hope you will kindly excuse her,"  began the engineer,   with embarrassed  on the top of the woodpile, and watched  the horse with the eye of a connoisseur. Xow and then he vouchsafed his  future brother-in-law a contemptuous  glance, as he stood wrapped in a wolfskin overcoat, and with a huge red  * oollen scarf wound about his neck and  waist. Presently Hulda appeared, stepping' lightly in spite of the heavy fur  cloak <which was the common property  of three sisters, and worn by turns),  and with a youthful elasticity which  aroused the admiration of the critical  Nils.  - i tell ye, boy," he observed to Frlte,  wno had just leaped down from the  woodpile, " if that ain't a boss-girl, Nils  Thorseivain't no jedge of women folks."  "I am going to tell Randie the cook  that you said that," remarked Fritz,  with the malice of jealousy.  The groom laid his head on one side  and spatiwith an expression of concen-  tiated cynicism and disgust, but tha  'words he uttered were not for ears polite. _ ,  Mr. Falck was in the meanwhile awkwardly assisting In disposing his fiancee's feet in a fur-lined bag, and she'  was accepting his attentions with*a  half-rebellious acquiescence. ' In the  parlour windows the pastor and his  wife were "seen watching the preparations for the .ride with parental' inter-  "<"    and   nodding'    and     kissing., their  est.  In   the   meantime   he   could   afford   to   raste. for he was anxious to prove equal  wait.    He knew her well  enough  to be M0 tn<;' oecaskn.    "The fact is���������that is  WOMEN HAVE BACKACHE  AND  SUFFER THE  PAINS AND  DISTRESSES OF  KIDNEY  DISEASE.  Women are so accustomed to attribute.their pains to  ailments of the feminine organs that they frequently suffer  with backache and kidney disorders without understanding  the nature of the disease. ���������  The most marked symptom of kidney disease is backache. Then there is .irregularities in urinating and deposits  in the urine./ When "these indications are present, delays  are dangerous. There is safety only in the immediate  treatment with the world's greatest kidney cure���������  DR. CHASED KIDNEY-LIVER PILLS.  Women who suffer with backache and the tired, languid .feelings which accompany kidney ailments can use  Dr. Chase's Kidney Liver-Pills with perfect confidence.  They are purely vegetable, and act naturally on the kidneys, liver and  bowels.  One pill a do^e, 25 cents a box. At all dealers, or  Edaians.jn, Bates & Co., Toronto.  hands, and in the windows of the second floor Magda, Stina, and four smaller sisters'.ajid three servant girls were  taking note of the important event, and  exchanging the liveliest comments.' ' ���������  When.finally the wolfskin rofoe had  been strapped to the sides of the sleigh,  the curate, signalled' cautiously ;to the  horse, who started forward with a jetk/  and fame near, upsetting the vehiclein  the great snowbank at the gate. A  maid here emerged from the house/  calling Miss Hulda, and waving a muffler frantically above her head. *  Mr. Falck stopped the' horse, - and  enquired what was the matter. _  "  -,  " Youavnothers -Huldy, she wants' *you  to put5 oiC-this,, muffler." declared the  maid, breathlessly." " She's afraid you  might freeze youi. ears." ��������� *;  '"Oh,  bother-!"Tell h-er I don't need  it." ��������� '' ,,     *  "She do "say it very-particular, Hul-:  dy." ' - -       i   ,-, * ' ���������   ., ���������> .  " Wen, give it here." .       '     : ' '������  , She snatched the muffler from th-e  maid's hand, 'and, turning to her fiance,  made a motion as if to take the reins  away  from himi    - -       ���������    ' --;      & >'������ '  " Do whip up the horse,"'s-he demanded, "^or they will be sending the whole'  family wardrobe 'after us."    r j  Though  it  was    but    little    after    4  o'clock  ini   the aftei'rioon,  the^sim had  long  since ..set,, but   the-moon  had  not-  risen.    The stars'flashed forth from the  deep   nocturnal   blue   with   a    dazzling  brilliancy. Venus glowed with a bright  and steady shine.  Mars twinkled  with  an uneasy, scintillating splendour, and  Jupiter, larg-e, like a diminutive moon,  sailed in calm majesty under the milky  way.    The snow sparkled and glittered  with myriads of frosty, diamonds,  and  the hollows and undulations "were filled  with clea/r, bluish shadows. It crackled  under   the  horse's   hoofs.    It  flew   like,  rifle halls    past    their ears,     flung' up  by the animal's  hoofs.    It    drizzled in  faint, spasmodic showers from the pine  boughs when the wind of their speed, invaded th j still and silent foi est. In the  vast, solemn,  moonless void  the jingle  of 'their sleig-hbells sounded  flat and a  ���������trifle   frivolous.     It   was   like   a  tiiivial  dancing   tune' played   upon   an   organ.  Hulda  listened   to  it  with  a  slight annoyance until by its ceaseless iteration  it became absorbed in the silence,  and  s-he heard it no more.    She' half forgot  her companion,   too,    and  her thought  went  careering  through  the   boundless  space with a blissful sweep  and buoyancy. She was sensitive, easily attuned,  as  is every artistic  temperament.  The  newly-discovered    delight   of sympathy  which   hen-  intercourse  with   Biun   had  yielded   her  had  somehow   imparted  a  tensity  to her mood,   a quivering   susceptibility to the influences of nature.  "Oh, isn't it glorious ?" she criedj as  they plunged into the gloom of the pine  woods with their endless colonnades  of frost-silvered trunks, upon whiehjth-e  starlight-sparkled.; .'     !  " Tseh-ts'ch-tsch," . said Mr. . Falck,  chirruping to the horse, -and cracking;  his whip sharply."'....   ������������������'''���������' '   ,'������������������';.  She felt rebuffed, and lapsed -intq an  offended   silence.     She   had   riot     been  acutely conscious of    Mr.   ..Falck until  that moment, but-had only felt an'enthusiastic need to pour her,napture. into ,  a sympathetic"ear. She wotild not trou"-  ble him again, surely. But at the end o-J"  15   minutes,   during   which,    the. sleigh--  bells had., been- "Jingling  monotanoiisiy,'  th-e forest suddenly ceased, and theifrb-;  zen river like a vast blue shield studded.  with   countless   flashing" gems   spread,  out before them. The unexp'ectedness.of^  the" scene,  and  its  dazzling    splendour''  quite took her breath away.    '  " Oh. God!" she axclalmed,' ecstatically, " how transcend-ently gorgeous !  How glorious-! How sublime !" ' ; ,  ���������' ''TBchTtsch-tsch,-- chirruped Mr. Falck  again,; and cracked--his w^hip once more.  He felt always, a trifle awkward when  anybody raved, ..' and strong;' language.-  made . him ill at ease. He was disposed,  to make it. as unnoticeahle as, poss-ible,  and his cracking of the Whip was therefore a mere instinctive, ���������movement: expressive of his discomfort. He would'  have liked to talk seriously with Hulda,  and had, in fact, planned this sleigh  ride for the express purpose of affording him the opportunity. But how could  he talk sensibly tb-.he.r...as "lohg: as she  was in this overstrained, lyrical mood?  They had now swung out upon the  ice, which rang under tlie hoof-heats of  the horse with a sharp, metallic resonance. The wind sang in their ears,  though there was not a breath of air  stirring except for the commotion of  their speed in the still, keen cold.  Anaconda, 2:031/4, is the eighth pacer  to pass the 2:04 mark. t  Bertha Lee, by Senator Rose, took A  new record of 2:13"& at Terre Haute.  George West is reported as saying  that uo hopples go in his stable nest  year. ,  Elyria. 2:25"}4. has five new performers so 'far this year, while Little Joker,  a pacer, by Elyria, has a uiark of  2:2314.  .George Tod, owner of Lord Vincent.  2:0S-)i, has'presented the $5Q0 silver  Charter Oak cup to his driver. Charley  Doble. ' i  ' .i  Tho Futnaua (Couu.) track record was  , set at ,2:1s"1/!. the other day by the bay  gelding Red Bird in the third heat of  ��������� the 2:20 trot and pace. - \  The estimated cost of constructing  the boundary road, speedway and dike  for the new'Boston drive is ,$300,000.  The speedway will be used this winter.  ��������� In the free for all pace at Princeton.  Ills., the black marc1 Perseuette.'2:11 Vs.  by Oneida, set a new track record of  2:13V������. a reduction of two and three-  quarter seconds.  It is a settled principle of racing that  to win a share of the money a'i horse  must go the' full, coursed distance' dag  or no flag, heats or' dashes. ,,trotting,  pacing or running.'   " ' l  Dariel.' 2:07%.'by Alcander. the mare  who has* done so" well of late in.-the N.  W. Hubinger stable,' holds the Athol  (Mass.) track records. 2:10% in a race  and 2:12M> against tiine.' "   >*   .    '���������  In the>'second heat ,of the free for all  at the South .County"fair." West King-'  ston., N. Y., Tom, Carpenter, with Al-  cinta, pushed Belle Colley to' the' wire  in 2:14%, which lowered the-track record a half second.���������Horseman.- \  Asthma Cure vs. Astlima Relief.  It is a recognized fact among those fcuffering  from asthma that the longer they use the temporary relief asthma remedie3,which require to  be burned, the worse they become, until it loses,  its effect entirely.    Clai ke's Kola Compound is  not among   this class, but will   permanently *  cure the worst case of asthma in from 60 to 90  days.1    Mr. P-J. Fainton. proprietor'of-Pain-,  ton's   Music Store,  Vancouver, B ,C_,'.writes:  "I have been a great sufferer   from   asthma  in its worst -form - for over .fifteen .years, * and  had - consulted   physicians    both in," "England  and Canada bnt obtained no relief.   Afrierid of  mine who had been cured by  the Kola, Compound advised me to try it, and three bottles .  have entirely cured ine;   it is now over   two  years since my recovery, and asthma has not  troubled me since; and previous to taking Dr.  Clarke's Kola Compound I have, many nights ���������  had to sit up nearly all night   It is truly a won-'  derful remedy, and it affords me gre<*t pleasure -<  in attesting my appreciation or  anything so '  worthy."   Clarke'8 Kola Compound -s sola "by*  all druggists.    Free sample bottle sent to any  person.-   Mention   this paper.'   Adores*. The-  Griffiths & Mac|*herson Co..'121'Church street,  'Toronto, or Vancouver, B.C., sole,Canadian ,  agents. , u  A HaraMlnir Problem. f,U  "William. I. don't Uuow whether ;to telegraph or not before I start out to Coubiu ������*  parolin'e's." -'     *  ' "Why aro"you, undecided?"     < .������ .  "Well.'if, I don'I  telegraph  maybe"' sh������ '  won't lie at hbinel-aml. if.I do. maybe she  will go-off visiting, somewhere."-  Free Press.    . . '/'''.  ..   .        ..-* '_, _,,..   __,_ .  -Detroit.  STAGE GLINTS.  .!  Wilderbruch   has? just ,completed,ja  drama for the Court theater In Berlin.  Miss Victoria- Walters this* season replaces Miss Mayo in the part of Janet,  the   milkmaid,   in   "rThe   Devil's-  Auc-  'tion,"  ... ,   . ,_     '  '���������-��������� The engagement of Max Beerbohm,  tho   critic   and   brother 'of   Beerbohm  -Tree, - to ^ Miss,- Grace   Conovcr. is  reported.    , t,iiyJ'<    * '5  ..I<Edward -Harrigan*\has',completeIy re-"  ^covered his bealth^and'has written,t\irOi  plays.. "An'   Old''K'ew iYorker". > and  ^'IDear.OId/LaiVy.^'   \ y'    li^r,  *^iThe Eli'xh\v;of.JI4fe,;jis.aheJ;,title selected by.^George^Sfuis^for tlie1. London  yersiou of the* frrenchl'ifarpe^pla'yed as  ' "The Proper Capcr.'A'r '"'^j-ft'V  rt_ John Drew's companyMn "The Tyranny  of Tears"-.includes   IsabelJ',lYviug,  Ida   Conquest,   Arthur- Byron,' Harry  Harwrood and-Frank E. Lamb.-  ' . Coquelln'alne is willing 'to''return to  tlie   Comedio- Ffahcaise   in - Paris  on  condition that ho bo allowed a. certain  amount of time each year to produce  classical plays on the continent.         .   '  Julia Arthur's plans for this season  include a production of "Hamlet." with  herself iu  the title role;, "Romeo and  Juliet,"   "More- Than   a   Queen."   the  Parisian, success of "Plus Que Rejne"  and "A Lady of Quality."                   ' ,  -Maripn  Crawford  has contracted' to  write a play 'for  Viola Allen.    It will  probably  bo "called  "In   Old   .Madrid."  and the"locale of the story will be in  the Spanish city, the time being 1370.  The drama will be founded on a new  novel   by   Crawford,   which   is   to 'be  published   in   serial 'form   in   both ,an  English and an American magazine.  Ready V*>r Duty.  If lasses clamol- to be kissed  Until a heio'h nervous. ,      ,, __  Of deputies appouitia ".list"        ",        /-.<.  For Mich a trying servicet     -,. /  ...   ,   -r  . True'courage fills tins in tyht.v, lund.    i?   '  Our lads' know naught of fi.iiing.  Sound "toi th the call! v' You'll .find' at- hand  ������������������i No lack, of. volutii.eiMiiiff.  4  " ''���������Washington- Star:  Mlaappreheu.Nlun Corrected.  "That, is  the   b!.ii<*   asyljini."'isu'f'it?'r������l  asked tho visitor."               ���������- "*������-��������� -���������' v.-1   ',     ������.  ,    "Thiit's, \\hat   il  I* eajled." replied,th|������ ";  resident.   ."TIho  <-aM it the"blind asylum,   <  but I Should'thii'iU"iluit *aiiylnn.*y voii.'d see  that    itsw site    i>    ;t<Uuii .ible."���������Pitl^bUL-g .  Chrouicle-Telegi.-n ������i������    '       \   '   "  "*,  *"^  "<  **   *_,?' {    ' ���������: -    ' , ������������������  *������<.._   -nj,     -.  ^L. Blckle's Anti-Consuuapcive SyrupstandjP.','  at the head of the list for 'all diseases of  the.throat.and lungs    It acts, like-magic ���������  in breaking. iup a cold.  ,-A cough isJ soon  ,  subdued,'1 tightness of the obest is .'relieved,  even the worst ease of .consumption is re-,. '  lieved, whileinfeceritcases.it maybe said >  never to fail. It is a medicine prepared, from -  the active principles or virtues of several >   ',  medicinal   herbs, and 'can  be depended  . upon for all pulmonary complaints..- .,;.'  .  .   . ���������  ��������� i *.'^i  'iv;   !*- '       '      ���������   '    -   ,-,        ���������<  >  Complimented.      i     ! t ^~''t^  ',"1 don't know when ������I huvc^bcon :inore.^- .;- .   -.^i  (touched by a personal tribute," said Sea-"'  atoivSbrghuin. '        ������' ,"'"-'-;*     .''-'_  P  "Wils -it- sotnethinj,'^ the. man. xrpo _ju^'  Ic/t saidito yoii?"r    ;, - .^y. .._,���������.., .���������(_/.   ,\^  '- "Yes; he said "he was tired^of 'dealing *���������  with   politicians   who   lacked.T^OTlscien'cp.%./._;."���������'  4that he .was going vto use hi^.njll^eiice,for, *";^y.^  me because I was an honest"nia'h''���������"nnd * '"^'^!*",  would -pay every dollar"I promised iu>r<n������(,j ri^iJ-V"  turn for .votes."    _, _._   -.    ^.^Q.  ��������� Tlie IrrepreiiHUriellCandiaRte.,.:L   {^  Ele^ took an   run.fei foliiie���������th(>}.  beat  him,out o^.i-;..;^^  one��������� ' -       '" ''.      '*     r*-''iH  He saw another hea,\_e in  siylit an-still kept gp,_. ,  tlie inn. '  ��������� ' '.  An when (hey  beat jinn? put* o'i, that.he saw.au-,,',  other use  An   tried  to   read   his titlesJ clear i bencatb  them-.  ofBce skieb!       '  ,  .A_?_iv*V  He  jest   kept   on  a-runnin  from  morn  to_evenln  late; - -    -- '  He jumped tho highest fences to reach the offica -_;  gate.        \ ; ' -   '  He never stopped, for rest at aH<���������to ketch a srnsl*   ,  bicath���������_        . .  But run so fast at fast���������at last he run himself to  '    death 1, , _,  I  ITEMS OF INTEREST.  (To be continued.)  Game cocks in Porto lRJco, bring aa _  high as $100 each. ";,      . i(    .  * '  The   English   workingman   lias '278  working days in a  year, tbe ���������American  308. the Hungarian 312 and'the Rysri  sian 2GT . .��������� * f  A resident of New Zealand has^pit;-,  en ted a liquid for. branding eattuVw' Iiidi'  can be - ai^jlierl iwith a 'brush without;  the necessity of holding the animal, tho.  compound consistin-jfo#:^y.i-iiw'to.oi'-soaai'--  water, -kerosene. heniat,i^e..-and--,a"|o,G9.';i���������"'-,.-  A'<strange'(furieraiiSv'a^v^^   "'witnessed :lu Fplkesto%7Etfelafid. The:'uuf  .d,oi;takt}r. ttiWyod''lifdt*ftpibThik.lroile'a-';  [Wjiee.l in .front'^pl'-ilitr^roeesslon^Y-jt^  -:j8. :Chil4's   cpflin 'strapped. acrpss  .tiiq.  '; handle ''bar. ���������        :'! \ i':r ���������/���������"���������'  ., The British government .keeps > 11  'vessels at work sounding and charting  .������he ocean beds to .hud out where dW  "gers' lurk.' Last' year 10,000 square  miles w-ere-carefully; charted in different' parts of tht'.' world���������Asia, Africa  and the South "Pacific*.  A Chicago man owus a dog that.canft.'  tolerate,������������������whiskers..: Whenever, a . man;  with: hair on his chin passes this animal -ihe sets up a most doleful howl;  arid" appears to-be" suffering intensely.  It doesn't matter whether the offender  is a preacher, an undertaker or a butler���������all whiskers are alike to him.  A writer, in. Harper's Magazine says  that, -10 years ago,wild pigeons were*found  in myriads in New York-.state, but in late  years they have been rapidly disappearing.  1 j ������     '      i -���������)    if.'.i i .        _ .   ���������  Eleven parrots and ,sey(|ii clogs . greet  Mnie. Sc.-ilchi, tlVe singer, When ������he goes  home.. One of "tbtt parrots tean ' s^ug , two  verstis of tlie "Marseillaise." ,  _ The reason those people succeed so wejll  who mind "their own   bfrsiness  is  because*,  I'Mete is <?S i jttl������ ro-inneritioTi .      .   .- ���������  .THE CYNICAL BACHELOR.  "- -... ��������������� ���������' ������������������ ."'#  -1 >*ot of  tlie Ancient Oritur.'    '''<'���������  The arc of compounding liuiments'and  ���������,  ?LQfc1ons is recorded ainoiig the anoints of  mau.y-ngesj   luick, l>u   .uninths' JSxent.hol  ���������I^i'uiiii'uiJt, is a cli'i-Kletl   .nn.prpvpm." Jit on  -all ,pi;ev "oiift"1.1 uimeiit^j.broDghn)-before .tthft���������  'fiuhiio   Ii; oi'inbines the .������>������������������' HknoWh pain-  reiieyiri^r   pTooej-iieS'Of. Mentuul wjtli tie   >  best.counter   irrirants 'known' to lheclical  science. ��������� ������.oJd., by H.Udrugsris.f.s, 25 cent;s.  Himalayan. Kojv.neft..       -. ;���������:   -.  ., "(it traveler in the  Himalayan mountain  'region lias -discovered that the natives of   '  that country .cultivate a grain hitherto un-    .  known  hi   oivilisied1-. -.agriCulWrat* - operations, which  has .something, the .look, oi  ���������wheat, but   has very  much 'longer ears,  and which   has . a, peculiar inward .curve.  The shiny, brown'grain,'unlike'wheat, is,  'on   the  other  hand, much  smaller :tlian,  : wheat grains should be for so large an ear.  But the interest is that a" cereal  of this  character should yield such heavy crops iri  so..high  an  altitude, where  the  seasons    '  are necessarily short and the temperature  low. The natives .call the grain kownee.���������  Exchange'. .."'.'"'" "   '' '."'   ''".'":'  A homely woman who Is vain doubts  the accuracy of .-mirrors. '  A young man seeking a quiet spot to  kiss a girl should avoid her mouth.  When a woman cuts a man's acquaintance, she looks daggers at him.  A woman, to say the least���������but, then*  it isn't a woman's nature to say the  I least.  Ridicule.  There is no character, howsoever good  and fine,, but it can b.e destroyed   by ridicule, howsoever poor iinid witless.*':'Cbserve  , the ass, for instance, his character is about  perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all  the. humbler  animals, yet  see what ridicule has brought him to.    Instead of feeling complimented when we''are-'caired'aif'"'  ^ass, we are  left  iri  doubt.���������Pudd'nhead  "^Wilson's Calendar (Mark Twain .in Gen--  ���������tufy). ' ''������������������"'���������     '"*,' '*, "''  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator does  not require the help of any purgativemedi-  cme to complete the cure. Give it atrial  and be Convinced.. ; , ..    -_..       ,  Success is apt to destroy a man'? belief in luck:.  p  ������������������ fe  '|S .'���������  w  ������  mm  nna i  A NEIGHBORLY CALL  BUT  IT WAS PAID AT AN UNSEASON  ABLE  HOUR.  If,-*  i >���������   i  ji  And ' the Trouble1 Wan Rather In-  creased by the Callers JYegrletitins;  to" Make   Sure   That   They   Were   at  . the' Right Place.  Wise is the man who, if fate- decrees  that  he   shall  dwell ,in  a   flat,   takes  pains to master all details by which Irs  , own   domicile- may   be   distinguished  frbm_. that' of his next door neighbor  For If be fails to-do so strange things  may transpire, as this story will demonstrate.       ,   .: f"  ���������     It happened only a few nights ago  and in Woodlawn. which is a veritable  wilderness of flat buildings of all sizes  and designs.  "One of the old fashioned  structures is particularly confusing.  It  has  an   infinity  of length,   in   which  ,'  there are six entrances, all much alike,  each giving ingress and egress to the  tenants of eight flats.  Two or  three .weeks ago  a   family  took up its abode in the building, occupying the ground floor flat on the east  .side of'the "fourth entrance from the  * east end of the building.   That sounds-  .    easy enough.     ������ !. _  >' So far all weil and good.  But on the  ��������� night in,question the'family, consisting  . of a' rather young father, a good looking young mother, and a little girl went,  to ��������� the < theater," leavingfthe' flat .in  charge of the brother of the'" paterfamilias, a young man of some 21 years  i and gifted with an appetite for slum-.  i,ber.      a '''-        .���������>',',; <r    ,  / j,. It was late-when the family returu-  * - ed���������nearly 1 o'clock,/in fact.' How it  .happened no one knows," but they all  y missed the count and turned in at the  >������������ fifth entrance from the east end of the  building   instead' of   the   fourth.'    A  . ring at the doorbell-at first, brought  \  no reply:   They- were vexed, for they  '���������  had no_ latchkey with tbem.    A few  ' more rings, however, brought an answer.     \ ��������� ��������� '  ��������� The door, was opened "an inch and a  \ sleepy male'voice said, "Who is it?"    -"  "Why, It's ni, of course." was the answer. . "What' did you  think   it was.  ������- burglars?" ^ >r.  And with this remark the man pushed on through'the door, followed at  ^ once by his wife and little' glrl^ into  r the dimly lighted parlor.  In tbe middle  ���������. of the room stood a dazed looking indi-  ' vidual. .with -sleep \heavy,"lids   and  - 'frowzled hair, attirednbnly^in a:ratber  brief night garment..    --���������<...'   '        -   **>  \ j'Pa'ylng^no more attention'.tb her supposed brother-in-law. the woman took  .off-her hat and began making herself  ��������� otherwise quite nt home. _>  At last the figure in the middle of th*  room spoke. This is what he remarked:  "If you folks want anything here", or  * if 1 can do anything for you. please tell  me and I'll try and accommodate you."  As sure as fate, that voice was _-a  strange voice.  "Why, isn't this.No.1 511?" the man  asked.  . "No; it's No. 515. if you "please."  - They stood not on the order of their  going, but-went at once. Not, however,  before the -woman had picked up' her  hat and sundry other articles of wearing apparel and had grabbed a frightened little girl by tbe arm.  The next evening an extremely embarrassed young man made a brief call  to apologize for a blunder he attributed  to a lack of acquaintance with the appearance of the building at night. The  apology was accepted in good part.  It is'said that people in the same flat  building never got acquainted with  ,eacb other. The young man who was  mistaken for a brother and a brother-in-  law now is wondering whether that  call was the end or only the beginning  of social relations between the two-  families. As be is the older tenant, he  says tbe problem is one his wife must  decide.  Couldn't Keep Hint Out.      '  "The brightest reporter I ever  knew," said a newspaper man, "was  Billy Gay lor. who died at Hot Springs  in 1S95. He was a most persistent fellow after an item, and that reminds me  ' of a little story, al >out the last incident  of his career. He bad been assigned by  a certain Chicago daily to interview an  eminent bishop about a schism in the  church. .The bishopdidri't want to talk  and wouldn't see him, but Gaylor  bribed a servant,to let him into the hall  and waylaid the dignitary as he was  coming through. He was ordered out  for his pains, but next day he penetrated the house again on some pretext  or other and was again fired.  "He repeated,the exploit three or  four times with similar results, and at  last the bishop coming home late at  night, found Bill}' sitting inv his study  reading the Bible.. - Nobody could explain how he got^'in, but the prelate  wilted and told him (what he wanted to  know on condition that he _ would * go  away and'stay away. , , v '  ��������� "Shortly after poor Gaylor got galloping consumption and died, and, happening to meet the bishop at a church  conference. I told him that the young  man who had once so molested him  would never do it again.  " "Let us hope that he is in heaven.'  said a1 clergyman standing by. -  , "The bishop's eyes twinkled. He  loved a joke 'No doubt he is.' he replied'gently. ' 'I don't think they could  keep him out. \%���������Exchange. -  FRANCE'S HOESEMEN.  SOME   REMARKABLE   FEATS OF  THE  FRENCH CAVALRY.  Tho Cuts G>*������ti From Actual Photographs  Sho���������-   Seemingly   Impossible   >lan������u-  vers   That Ar* Sow Being Performed  by the   Mounted Soldiery of  France���������  t  A  Jump Down 80 Feet.'  i  .About two'years ago certain seem--  ingly marvelous cavalry maneuvres  of the Italian army, feats of equitation that seemed impossible and  were certainly amazing, astonished  the military world of Europe. Soldiers were depicted" by the photograph'as riding their horses down almost perpendicular slopes and the  exercises looked as dangerous as  actual warfare/ though it was clear  they were" easily executed.  Fired  by this  example of the Ital-  COUNTRY    G RL'S    SLEEPING-ROOM-  , Occupations 'Affect Facet.  VA man's ^occupation or, condition  has more to'do with ^making his face  than most --people -think,'' observed'a  gentleman who is somewhat a judge of  character. "Intellectual pursuits/like  the studies of the scholarly<��������� pre ession,  when coupled with,temperate and good  moral habits of - life brighten the* face  and give the person, a refinea'<,and 8U-  perioriook., Magnanimity,of nature of  -the love of study'and art will make a"  bright, glad face, but contrary to ..this  a man may have a face that does' not  please anybody because'of a love of self  to - the 'exclusion of ' others,- notwith:  standing ��������� his learning and "worldly  shrewdness. Soldiers get a hard, severe  look: reporters look inquisitive ^mathematicians look "studious; judges look  grave,, even when off'the bench; the  man who has had domestic trouble looks,  all broken up. - -   -    l   ">,'-.'" .  "An example of the ludicrous side of  this subject is to see a third class lawyer stalking aroundja.police.court looking as wise as an'owl. The business  makes the facer I say. tThere's*"the merchant's faeel the ministerial face, the  lawyer's face, the doctor's face;,, the  hoodlum's face, - all so distinct each  from the other and singly that I seldom  fail to recognize those callings shining  , through the faces. And what city bred  boy cannot recognize a genuine farmer  the moment he sees him on the street?"  ���������Washington Star.  jFittin��������� and    I- uriif<shiii_ it to   Please the  ,    Daiii ti������Mt Maiden.  "I know a dea.r little girl who    is  sure that her room is everything to  be desired,"    writes    Mrs.     John   B.  Sims  of  "The Sleeping-lloom  on  the  Farm,"   in  The Ladies'   Home  Journal.    "It  is   15   feet   square  and  has  two  wardrobes.   There    is     a   north  and   south   window.    The   walls   are  covered with   paper    in    a    delicate  shade of gray, with pink clover blossoms  scattered   over- it;   the  wiaidow  curtains are of silkoline in  the same  shades;  a matting in subdued colors  covers  the floor.   The  bedroom  suit,  however, did not    please ," the    little  miss.J ' - It was  old enough to be     in  fashion again, but it was of walnut,  heavy  and   dark.   Then   'her,, mother  came to    the.   rescue, and    when    a  woman, a pair of brushes and     tv.o  cans  of ready-mixed     paint    get   together, success is sure to folioiv, a:'d  so it proved in this cose.   That hed-  i'-/Om furniture changed, its color   as  quickly and    as    effectively     xs ��������� the  world-famed chameleon of   our schooldays.   The rule for doing such work'  always began with ���������i.-orapo' ihe wcod  thoroughly     with    glass < and     then  sandpaper it,' , and  it    always   'discouraged me.   In "this case, however;  this  rule was  found   quite  easy     to  break,   and   it   was   broken, quickly.  The solid wood  was  painted  a very-  pale  gray,   almost' silver  white;, the*  scroll work was picked out    in    old  rose.   A_.   cane.bottonied  chair     was  painted to match; a camp chair was  covered   with   cretonne     which'   harmonized.   The  washstand  was  fitted  out'   in  white.t. A    shelf    for .choice  books/ a small  home-made  stand for  the 'keepsakes^ and   the  Delft  candle-,  stick; a"* few dainty 'pictures  on\   the  walls, and the' little maid, was satisfied."    -      " ,   -'        .   '  DEMOLISHED  BY DYNAMITE.  Be  Can Any One Guess?  How to Kill Them.  Although every housekeeper may not  be a member of a band of mercy or humane society, she can help on the good  work if she will practice some of the  society's rules. For example, let her  bear in mind that crabs to be properly  killed should before boiling be thrust  through the mouth and Dody with a  sharp steel at one blow.  When a lobster is required, insert' a  narrow bladed knife into the third joint  of the tail, severing the spinal cord.  This will cause instant death and is  much less cruel than to put it into the  water alive, especially if it is not boiling, as the lobster then suffers a slow,  lingering death.  Terrapin   also should  be mercifully  killed before being cooked.   -  The eel tribe is said to be a terrible  sufferer from man's inhumanity to fish.  So difficult is it apparently to kill eels  that people have even ceased to try to  kill them at all. If their heads were cut  off before they were otherwise handled,  they wonld at once be out of misery.���������  Buffalo Express.  OtFICER MOTTXTED'ON" CBAPAUD.  ians the French" cavalry have repeat-  -ed the feats aiid added.some of'th'cir  "own, a couple of the .most characteristic being shown in-   the    reproductions   of . the '   actual    photographs.  These" French.'   equitation     exercises  are- conducted' by the ,'Chasseurs D'Af-  rique at Tebessa',,'and the Frenchman  is proud - to point  ou-t that whereas  the  Italian  feats   were accomplished  i-by the    "officers  and sub-officers  riding specially trained and picked horses) and, all experienced in these /exercises,  in the1 French / _ army ' the remarkable feats are performed by all  the    cavalrymen'-' using,  simply    the-  -common 'ponies,of the troop of, African cavalry.  ' *      ���������.    ' - - --' '   -   s  J. The  slope  they   descsnd   is    about  sixteen feet high'and about- six feet  out  from   the  perpendicular  at'-   the  bottom., This , gives' a.   ..whole - slope"  with a break   in   it ifor   about   nine  feet,   -with    an     inclination ' of  more  than.45 degrees, and the lower part,  about  seven, feet,   nearly, perpendicular.   Thei obstacles sometimes  placed  in the way of >a professional steeplechaser  are  but playthings   compared  Avith  such   a  steep     descent  as   that  which   the     African   Chasseurs     take  without     complaining.    The     horses,  ',   ,     Hiiir it   Filipino Dies.       r   t  '        ���������      i  The general,   in a '-white hat,   was  marching ,in     advance ���������' of  the firing  line,,, when  the <discharge  of   L a ' rifle  was heard in    the    yard of a", house'  next to  the    road.    Several*" soldiers  rushed , into    the yard,,   but f not 'in  time   "to  prevent     two   more* shots,  which, came" whizzing in    the    direction of the general.   At-this moment  I came to a! break in the, hedge,where  I, could' see  what-was  going, on.-*   A  young Filipino  was  about' 30 - yards  off.    He "was   turning   this way    and  that like an  animal at - bay,    thoroughly frightened.    IJe had a riflej in"  his   hand.'   It  aftcrAvards . turned   out.  that this rifle was choked.   The sol-,  diers'were breaking,   down - the; high  hedge  to  get  in.'   Suddenly ,-the Fili-  $pino'. made 'a  run ��������� fori-life". ������������������ .He ** (" got  through the hedge in someway''and  dashed  across   the  open- field.   Three''  ���������hots "followed, all of' which' took- ef-'  feet. -<The wounded man  turned,  ran  sideways .a few paces,  lay down    on  the ground and a second later,    was  dead.   I( got a    good    sight of    the  whole incident,  and so naturally did  the Filipino  stretch  himself along the  ground  and   rest  his   head   upon  his  arm that I thought    he    was shamming.   Am examination a minute later  proved  that he  was  dead.   There  is  the difference  between   the  manner  in  which American and Filipino soldiers  die���������tlie    American-falls  in     a  heap and    dies     hard;     the    Filipino  stretches   himself     out,     and,     when  dead,   is   alwaj's   found   in  some  easy  attitude,  generally with his head on  his   arms.   They  d������e  the way a wild  animal  dies���������in just  such a position  as   one   finds   a   deer   or   an   antelope  which one has  shot in  the woods.  How    China's    Grent    Wall    Will  L'Meu to Build  Modern Cltiee.  It took 2,000,000 men working, for'  ton years to build the great 'wall of  China. , '      , . '  Even then,many parts of the waiy  were already there for the'-men to link  together.     The  earlier   sections ' wero-  built 3,322  years  before the  birth  of  Christ. " The final wall was completed _  in 20-1 B. C ' - -  ,.  'Now. more than 2.000 years later.-the; ���������  wall is, to be blcnvu up by dynamite to"  suit tbe modern idea of progress.    It *  will be destroyed  in a twinkling.    It   '  was built in 30 centuries. _ -   ' / .  An   interesting  and   striking  object--/  lesson in China's whimsical transition   >  in a*feW(,years from superstitious stag1   >  nation to practical advancement is fur-^,'  nishecMn tbe proposition to blow the; '  old  wall  into ruins., The proposition' ,  emanates from the new ruler of China,:*������  the* dowager  empress.     She  is 'af re-,  markable.,' old   woman,   this   dowager*  empress1,  txT'liavo.. been  evolved -'.by'"a "y  country like China.   The wall' has been,"  the pride' of-the "Mongolians all their   "  lives.    They-have* been  reared on, it,"'  'from  childhood.    It'has  been  a part,\.  of their religion. , Up to two-years*ago, '  the, bare  idea, of  removing, it. would 15  have stricken the little "yellow peoplecT ^/3"?T^  dumb ,with   indignant   horror.' ' Even,-'''-'',w'<%<������  r   I<t  >*���������:]  y *  ,���������*���������-*".  "" *������iJ  ' '*?  .'   j '  '     ���������--  ^  1  '    -ri1 >      i  *  ** "f'r  1 ,f>  '<'"  V  -7 f&  -v.., '  !>���������'������'  b.: "yy&  y.)*  ���������\ jf.>+% *���������+  ���������* '"-K-  * *&  white devil's* blood ',*'')',;1,-,^  f '."Vi-'^'J  now ,had the suggestion ,come from a  foreigner they0 probably ~ would*,.,have  cried out for the white devil's* blood  nnd called upon the empress>to-banish  all' unbelieving idogs , from, 'the "wall's * t\ Si>^^&  protection.' But it came from the great?"''>l>yU(iy$Jjj  empress herself, who could'cut*ottJ-theUy*it};)ffi&  heads of a thousand or'two of tlie p'oor^ '*J'';' V?^'V%  little chaps if. fhey dared*.'to raise so'^'^/'^^i"  much as their eyes in dissent? and so' l'yJ ";^%  the * beloved wall must come **��������� down/, tf.y^.'iL  with' 'all its precious traditions ariduJf  sacied"charms clinging around jtl- r ..'��������� *  It wilLbe like pulling thejold empire.^  out by the roots anjj building, a new.,  empire of things on the ruins.���������San'  Francisco, Examiner.    '   -    *_ .; *  yyk  <*f'  f:M  : w  !'���������  - .-<������. ^ r^  ;?&   '  >ii *-%'I ?-*t  ''Jai%  rt/yJZ  ���������"'-.''',  .   -, iff  a fBarbara.-   ,v" h *$$^*l  ���������frdt  "Are you good at riddles, Dick ?"  "Yes, fairly."  "Well, then,' if it takes an hour and a  half for a cockroach with a wooclen leg  to hop up a bar of soft soap, how many  yards of tripe would it take to make  an elephant a waistcoat?"���������Ally Sloper.  It Im estimated that Kansas City, Mo.,  has a population of 192,000, and Kansas  City, Kan., 60,000.  Ilent of the Earth.  'It is well known that a great deal of  effort has been put forth  in all parts of  the world where mining is carried  on  to a great,depth, to determine as a satisfactory average  the   increase of  the  earth's temperature with depth.  A few  years ago it was commonly assumed to  be 1 degree for  each 90 feet  in depth,  but more recently deeper workings under other.conditions have led to the belief  that it is something over. 200 feet  for each degree of increased temperature.   It is admitted, however, that the  depth- to which   mining has  thus far  been carried is so shallow as compared  with the great distance to the center of  the earth that, it is really not  known  what the average increase of temperature with depth-ia   Observations made  at the various places have been where  the surrounding conditions were so different that the tests were not satisfac-  tory,  as, for example,   those made  in  the Lake Superior and Nevada regions.  ' A Touch of ^Nature.  Smyth���������We don't hear so much about  a oheap coat making a cheap man as we  did a few years ago.  Tompkins���������No. It has since been discovered that .a millionaire who succeeds  in buying a $10 business suit for $6.88  will brag abont it as much as any other  man.���������New York Truth,  JUMPING DOW.V SO FEh'V.  however, vary a good deal. Some  glide all the way to the bottom.  Others leap nearly to the edge of the  lower slope and a leap of six feet or  so  is  not  uncommon.  Such feats are far beyond the ability of the average steeplechaser, and  tlie squadron is coming in for considerable praise for its expertness  and  dariner.  An  Unjnut Discrimination.  "This idea of making you take out a  license for adog is all wrong." said the  dog owner "It is unjust discrimination."  ������������������Oh, I don't knowl" answered the  man who had just come from the county clerk's office. "In most places you  have to take out\ a license for a wife  too."  "But you don't have to renew it every year," returned {j.he dog owner in  an aggrieved tone.  V     .���������. ���������-������������������_______   .  Obedient to the Letter.  Bobbie's Mamma���������Now. mind, Bobbie, if. they pass you the cake a second  time at the party you must say, "No,  thanks; I've had plenty," and don't  you forget it.  Hcstess (at the party)���������Won't Bobbie  have some more cake 1    ' ,  Bobbie (who hasn't forgotten)���������  Nope, thanks; I've had enough an don't  you fersret it I���������Cleveland'-.Plain Dealer.  Human Weakness.  "Didn't he once say he would never  epeak to you again ?"  "Yes. But he saw I had a cold, and  he couldn't resist the temptation to tell  me of a sure cure. "���������Boston Journal.  Dr. Stivers of New York had a  large dispensary clinic, and rarely a  day passed that one or more cases  ol felon did not appear. "It won't  hurt," was always his comforting  assurance to the patient if the- latter  made any outcry. "Put your finger  down there, indicating the edge of  the table, "and keep still!" he commanded, and patients, as a rule,  made little fuss. Dr. Stivers once  had a felon on his left forefinger. He  poulticed it for about a week, and  walked the floor with pain at night.  At last he went to his assistant  surgeon, who said gravely, "That  ought to have been lanced before."  "Possibl���������but���������" said Dr. Stivers, and then with a long breath���������  "perhaps you had better lance it  now."  "Certainly, put your finger on the  tabic,"  said  the assistant Mirgc n  Dr. Stivers complied, and with a  face as white as paper watched the  knife. "Be gentle,-"--he' cautioned,  "that's  an   awful  sore: linger!"  "It won't hurt," remarked the assistant surgeon, and the sharp steel  descended. There -was a. howl of  agony.: from Dr. Stivers, a-nd with his  finger . in his other hand he danced  about the room crying "Oh, oh  oh!"  "Why," remarked the =v"sistai.t  surgeon. "I have heard you tell patients hundreds of times that it didn't hurt to la-nce a felon." .  "No doubt, no doubt you have,"  groaned Dr. .Stivers, "but that depends on which end of the knife a  man   is  at."  Where Children Marry.  The farther south one goes the earlier  one finds marriages take place. A census was taken lately in Algeria, and it  was found that the youngest Arab married man was 12 years old and that there  were very many boys who were married  at 13 and 14. while some at 15 had several  wives. There is a youthful Algerian  widow.of 15 and a divorced husband of  the same age. Girls are still more precocious and are sometimes married when  only 11 years old, though 12 is the more  usual age. There are 189 widows of 15  and 1,176 divorces of the same age,  I  World'* Larareat Grapevine. .,-  La Para--Grande, the biggest grapc-^  vine in the world, has reached-the end;  of its long outdoor life and will 'soon"y^, -'/;"'jTit������i  'be >cut  down/'   Seventy-five'years..it������������������"   -j%'?/"Vrfji  has been ��������� growing on "a ranch  Montecito valley, near Santa . _ ���������-,..���������- ,,  Cal., but-It hasj'shown signs bodying,"���������' "-li "vr������^  and so the owner, fl Albert >Magee.~the ;  Pittsburg stove manufacturer, has or-.  dered it removed.    From the pride of  the California vineyards the vine will  be   turned   into  a   museum   curiosity.'  The Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce will preserve  it as a specimen  of   what  the   soil   of .Santa' Barbara'  county  is able to produce.    La  Para  Grande has a trunk, or main-stem. 3V*>  foot in circumference, aud the trellis.*"  higher than a man's bead, on which the  spreading branches of the vine are supported,   measures  nearly   six , feet   iu  each direction.   In its prime this single  vine produced full four tons of grapes,  in  a single year.    Those days  of  its.  glory    are,   however,   long    past.���������St.  Louis Post-Dispatch.  ^       ..   j,������V  J ��������� " J"-"*-"  '':*?&$  v- '*-   ,-,Vv  ,1 ,   *'  ���������  --V'1  v ,-���������?���������*  ���������vA-A  **l  , > ^i  ��������� tf.-a  Two Rapid Render*.  Perhaps the fastest reader the world  ever knew was Gladstone. He could  read and digest a novel of 50.000  words, a scientific work a's large or  larger, a political treatise or a history  by merely glancing at the leaves as be  turned them over. Ills eye and mind  seemed to photograph with the rapidity of an instantaneous camera. His  eye was the lens, his mind the sensitive plate. In bis reading he was omnivorous to tbe last degree.  The most rapid reader we ever had  in this country is John G. Carlisle, former senator from Kentucky, speaker  of the bouse and secretary of the treasury. Joe Blackburn says that Carlisle  is tho most remarkable man he ever  saw: that he can tell the contents of a  book without looking at It and give the  synopsis of an argument on being told  the namo of the author.���������New York  Press.  1     i  !  Vonr Wlfc'K Sill; Drew.  Silk'dresses arc objected to by some-  husbands, and to such there is interest  in the recent decision of a New York  judge:  "If a husband allows his wife to  wear articles in his pyesence and with  his knowledge which he would ordinarily be liable to pay for as necessaries and he makes no objection, he  will be liable to pay for,them, for his  permission to her'..to retain and enjoy  them without objection is equivalent  to ratification of the purchase."  Under this ruling a dressmaker secured payment for a silk dress furnished to Mrs. Scbleimer without her husband's knowledge.  Knew  His Standing;.  He was backing a theatrical enterprise, and he had just met the n'ttl*  daughter of bis star.  ���������'But I don't see his wings," the Mt-  tle one protested, turning to her mother. '������������������:"'  Then he knew just bow he was regarded by tbe profession.-���������Chicago  Post. IM :  If:  1-%'*  I  Vsff  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  Twi  _i       il I -I I i   i  ������������������    il      ������������������      I       |-  '   ' '  *������������������  ���������     ���������  ��������� ' -   -���������.     .r'    - ---  ���������������������������������������������  ������������������  -     -������������������ -  M.  E.   Bissett Editor.  eST Advertisers who want ilivlv ad  ch.ang-ed, should got copy in by  12 a.m. day "before issue.  subscribers failm^ co icoeve TllE  Nbws regularly will confer a hivor by noti-  y*fte ������''������   office.  Job Work Strictly 0. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  SATURDAY,    JAN.   13th,    1S00  '   * 2Loca[ asdefs.  Congratulations to the new coun-  \     '      Mr. ChaMie G-ant returned nom  y  " Nanaimo last boat.  I"       " i "���������  c  ,'~;^    ' , Mr.W Bowes, representing M. W.  ���������''"y\ ������    Waia oi Co., V lutorij, is in* town  %'y  i      See, our Navy  Blue and   black  'y<*f: ��������� ",serge @ 255c. per yard at  hf'y ,     ' Stevenson & Co's.  ^'j^^iij     Mr. H. Grant came  up from Na-  ^V* f'-'t        .  -      ". -,        , ,   ., ...  .;f>^-;-; inaimo tins week and paid us a visit.  ,j������"j .-'( * f    '  I?  Times are  better now  than they  :^i"*\-'n^ye been for a  long while 'in this  ���������f ������?������_*-(���������(<������ '��������������� .-   r   ��������������� n  -Ij-.  P^n^tbis week  If you want to keep a secret you  WX'-'^'Mbetter, not go out on a moonlight  ',#-i^  ' night  We are in receipt of a handsome  ll|',x V pa]end,er of the Royal 'Insurance  ^iy^V, Co. frorii Mr. Jas. Abrjms.  j^wy ���������  w?y '  Bra--**. V  .  V-~ Mr.'W. ." Gatt  arrived back   lat-t  '#r\' ''',b -al. ,^We   are, clad   to   sea   him  *&_-\v;   ^       i     r ���������, ' , ' i  !$&' v-^r undu once   more after *his severe,  __ ������u������  c i   c **���������" ��������� n *  i&>".\, \<i illness.  |#j> j-   Vi , ^        .        .    '   " >  ]'V,Jj-->,'&-   t   '-  j     '  j|,t/.  ������;<% ^'Mr. J'/B. Holmes has been chf s-.  \<!t:\ ���������-''fpiiHo,deliver,the  patriotic   address  l'#*r-., f   "^^jjg ooncert(in   Courtenay on the  18th' inst.  V  Mr.-J. A.HaHidayreturned Wed-  -    nesday   from   Victoria " where   he  ��������� had'been the   guest of liis   Honor,  the Lieut.' Governor for some djys.  The Irish-soldier has invariably,  * t  y throughout   the    countless    cm-  '* paigns of the British a;my,   shown  himself   to he tho   bravest   of   the  'brave.���������Nelson, B. C, Miner.  Mr. W. E. Glennon has the Eiv-  ' *u  ' erside Hotel provided with an ac-  ^ etylene gas plant. The hotel is being renovated throughout  and un-  ^--der its energetic proprietor has a  -good future.  Like the Spaniards, the Boers  must cither adapt themselves to  the changes that time and modern  pivilization have brought about or  be trodden under foot by tho^e who  are marching onward.���������Chehalis  Examiner.  The store occupied by C. H. Tar-  bell has been enlarged by removing the partition bew^en it and  \hat part of the. building .formerly  used as a barbershop. When the. improvements are completed, Mr. Tar-  lipell will have a fine store, in. which  to displa}' his large stock of hardware and stoves.  The public  accounts of tho  province of British   Columbia,   which.  have "ju"?* i.een laid bef<i-ro'the le^ik-  lature, show 'the: gross   revenue for  ��������� the last ending fiscal year, to have  been $1,531,638,   and the- total expenditure   $2,264,936;  whereas the  respective   totals   189,7-8,   :the last:  year   of  the   Turner -government,  were   $.1,176,517   (an   increase   of  $5.6,000   over the   previous   year)  and  $,2,087,347.    In ��������� other   words  ���������^he Revenue   has increased   under  ^he, first year,   of   Semlin   govern-  governmenVs direction of affairs by  $53,121    (or in   decreasing   raiio)  while, at the same time   the expen  ^itures have grown hy  $177,589���������  ������ojr every   dollar  gain in   revenue,.  three have been spent.  Lord Methueivs  coni]>]aint ilia-  General Cronje has been usin,4.', rud  language   to  him    d s>iog! s  of th<  claim that t.his is a civil wh).  We sc-11 the,'Iron Ol.id' siock-ng*  for boj'S @ 25c. per pair, w.tfth 35c  Stevenson dz Cn.  Eugene V Brewster of Brooklii  N Y in a recent address saiduI don-t  p-etend to be honest Few men are  and a lawyer cannot be." Wind ha  the profession to say about itV b  it libel or a give away?���������Kingston  Whig.  See Stevenson <t Co\s woman's  underwear @ 25o. ���������  Speaking at the banquet of Eon.F.  K Lat'chfoid, a sew ,eveuings -,a.go.  Sir WilfridLauiier argued that Ot-  io ,va should he a Mecca to Canada  Foraerly it was the Washington oi  the norih,but evidently Sir Vvrilfrid  harf discarded Arncric.in notions lot  M o h a aimed an ideas.���������S ummerside.  P E.I.Joumal.     '  Women's and children's 'flannelette underwear ready to wear at  such prices during this sale that it  dont pay to buy the material and  make them. Stevenson & Co.  There will bo -an open installation of oiii'-ers of the I. 0. G. 1.  on Thursday the 25th. All are coi-  dial!}-- inviit-d. A good pr^grdm  will be rendered.  _m:ii  ��������� W  JU       p '0  Yf\ & v< m  L'lNrr-r"H3"_2y     ���������  \<?t.  Si  s? m  ' Stock-Taking sate  CLAY 'PIGEON SHOOT. '  Cumberland vs Courtenay.,  lht prize, $10, R. Coe; 2nd  pr ze,  $6, T. Home; 3rd prize, $3, M. Coe.  Following is the score:  Mat Gibson,  b\ P.irks,  R. Mo.Quillon,  R. Coe,  W. MvFheo,f  Chi is Ganner,  Carl Lip2)ott,  F. J:iyne<5,  M. Coe,  Thos. Ilorne,  L. Coe,  O. H. Foohr.er  0010100111- 5  0011100011���������5  0000010001���������2  nioiinoi���������J>  111110000J��������� l  0010011J 3 0���������b  001000 J100���������i  ii looooooo���������;,  001 ill 1000- r,  0101010111���������t  1000000000���������-1  0000001111���������4  visit  This Is  is vo'mo- on and you should not fail lto  this store in your search for bargains,  the time'prices go down with a thud in-order  to clear winter stocks out'and make' room, for  new goods. We can quote here only a few. of  tlie bargains, for we have not room . to tell all  we ,would'wish.     For the rest come arid see.  .Men's' OiQthing-  Theie have been many sizes picked  oul but possibly ue have yours. If so,  you will be surprised how cheap you can  )  Heavy Plain blue  Flannelette.. r,  worth 15 cerfts now 10 cents.  ft     CO M E'  to',;the;������  }k OashGroceryStore J|. ,������  W at Comox for your X-W'  ������rrias - Hoi-' r;y , Goods :. JK ���������"  ({lj  Groceries, Biscuits,  (f(h <  })jL Cakes, .Fruits, , canned' B.  ^f and   fresh,,   C,an ried, W ,  })k Meats.    Canned '.r^eels 'IK ,  W  Oranges 'and  Lemons; ^f/y  <gL fresh.    Anything you   de-.g'\-  ml sire   in'  Xmas   Novelties,  (d-  a Cards, Toys, etc. ,Also-, a |fev -  ' new line ,of     Boots,  Shoes- M'<  and   Dry   Goods.  v-Flour' and. {zL ,'  Feed always on hand.    Insjpec-  7557  s tf  r 1 ^ "  ))?)   tioti invited and   a fair share of'JiP  Ytw*-) ' ' n^Sh  4^, your patronage solicited. Wish,  A)))   ing you a Merry  Xmas  and  a  W(M 'Hnp|j\    and   prosperous < New  ���������{  Year.  V remain,  wtci   ' .Yours aincerely,   ' , JIM  f      ,'F/J.  LeigHtoh/.ff  ))k  - ' .COMOX.  '  get a soit here.    We have them   fiom $5  { Boyb' underwear 4s cents worth 60 cents  up.    We have not room to'quote   all' the ]  eac.i.    ���������' ,  puces with reductions.     Don't delay, but  come and see:    ..,  1 1  lien's Furnishings  All wmtei 'furnishings, such as s.veatefs  wool underwear, -Cardigan jacket", reefers, brtchefoib"   blankets, overcoats,  etc.,  at cost.  j*    -. ...   wi jf.T.c-J-r.w.^wjTtw:iw^nMug.yeii.<c������MyTrii.jjL_L.Ti*.MAtjgyM^������i.������~w  1)  '   Boy's Suits  $1.25, $175, '$2.00,,   $2'SO, $3.00,    $3.50  which were $i'75. $2 25, S3.25, $4 co'and  34.50.    These must bejsold and   now   is  .:he time to secure a suit   'for   your   boys-  cheap. , .  Boys' Reefers  worth $2.50 and $3v5o at Si 50 and $2.00  These are bargain3.  Gill Tarns aU5o cents worth 75 cents.  150 Remnants ;of  tiress   goods   at ,' half  price. ���������- . '*  ismuxEU_X3���������_ca_]  '   Dress Lengths    '���������  at prices to suit everyone.  Remnants of tctble linen  al   35 l cents   a  yaid'worth 50 cents  mm riMit=~jUN>\_- u% t-t^uqi_%jtjus<a-_t_y^j_n������^-������_xa<ar*iw_wwac_i m jrjwnacmuikrwwwifi ~������  ' "* "-  Ladies' lined fur.topped gloves 95    ,  cents worth $1.25 and $1.50'per pair,  3 ~* ���������    '->������������������*���������-i-���������������*-*��������� ���������.H..1. fi..rt.T..|"i|jKiit |Jt>..i,wni.Hi^u.^i~J ���������j������_rat*jwi-w-bTltTil[f  y t  Ladies* colored   kid gl6ves worth   Si.00  ��������� at 85 cents. *   ,  J 1 >                  1  Ladies' black kid   gloves;���������a few  sizes-  worth S'i.oo now 75 cents.   '  a. KBOvetauLanKKaieniJiarMecL  Boots and shoes  for men  women   and   children   at   sale  prices . ���������, ��������� r     -  Notice.  Riding oh locomotives and'' 'rail-  *  1 -y  way c<*rs  of   the1  Union. Colliery * n ' -   '  Company,by any   person   or   per- '" ���������,,.'-< 1 v;j  sons���������except train'crew���������is'strictly  prohibited! ' Employees /'are}, sub-   .  -ject t>;.dismissal for .-allowing, same ." \[  By "order -,'' " y  <  Francis D. Little.'-  >������������������  <- K    '   y.r Manager.'*  ,  n  CORPORATION  'OF-   CITY^ OP '.CUM-'  m-i���������  m���������������������!_��������� l.nrM lm^  MKianuwiw  ���������.-_���������Tfir���������������r-/^*���������������������������������������rr-1 #-���������������������  Women's goifers worth $2.50 now $1.95.  A'ft mnsiin-> wo';th 16 1-2, cents per   \aid  ���������A  now 12 t-2 c������nts.       -    v      (    o  Womens' buuon dongola kul boots $1.50  and $2.00 worth $2 50. r If we bave-your.  size this is your opportunity?  ��������� ���������������_,jr _f���������-if.--���������> ^Miiwytt���������*���������������������������������������������������^���������'-'."'������������������.rrr-'"^*���������" f,,^r~;Tr~:ji1\T~,*'~~_-~~~ffiji_��������� nn  Ladies' coats and capes   lesb ' than   cost"  .,   ���������    /    y������      '     ��������� > , ,  ir ladies' water proofs, latest   styles  at surpnsfng low pnees. w-   ,'   , , <  -      BERLAND.',      "    *;,  FINANCIAL  STATMBNT "FOR1 -1899.^ ,,  ;  -       . ������_       ',   y '       '  '   S '*" ' liECEIPTS.     ' i'   ''"  -j!-'  i  - \   i  ri ���������-  -'<J  ~  '-*}  __^������  Our ladiss' and cnildren's jackets and capes aie being rapidly closed nut hub wc have a few nice one*  left yet. Qauic selling prices .ue  in vogue in this department and  \ou should not delay in getting  the be^t of tliose bargains.  Stevenson & Co.  TO ABOLISPI OLD AGE.  Dr.   Metclmikoff is a   Eussiai ,  whose name fs in r>oint o' fact some  thing else, but this is as noar  as it  it can be   expressed in our   alphabet.    But as a rose by   any oilier  name would satcll as  sweet, so .Lt  Russian d<-dor's discovery  wiil be  just as valuable,   ir it is rtai   mat  ter how   l.'is name u ay be   swollen  or pronounced,    fie   Lliinks he ha-  made a   di?covt-ry wJjicu   will ren  der old age a   p. rr'jct   unnt,c<.-ssar\  state, and that in fact there .is real-;  ly no reason   why a porson   ovigh  not always to continue in the prim,  of life.    "Old age  is   a d.se:ise," i.-  the   keynote,   of this   new   gospel,  Dr.   Bro'vvn-Sequard   startled    lb.  world wiiVi a.somewbatjiujilarstat-  m'ent a few   yeare ago, but' Bxown-  Sequ;avl Was uot a mail'of such em  iiience- in   science a's   the   Russia]:;  with the   unwiritalde   name.    Th-  latter i= a    bacterioligisL'   of   em>5:  ujous'repute.    The'very vv'isest people���������people   who are on   speaking  terms.-with,   bacteria,   bacilli   and  germs of every kind who   cultivate  such   delicH-citi's   as   yellow   fevs-r.  cholera and the bubonic plague.as  though they were onions or orchids  look very grave  when this   doctor  f.iom the domains of the   Czar saps  anything.    It is not very clear fiom  the published statments of the doctor's work if   we were to   be inoculated with, serum from, guinea pigs,  rabbi s -r   something  else,   bai he  olearij proposes to inject something  (Ji^  .-i��������� *..  J__  _r  O^jJU.  into us that will make us as playful as kitten.-; at four scoie aud ten  and active young things at one  hundivcl and iif-y.  Ai s ������������������* ?~  QA!    &���������  y/ix  ij  8y Tender of  Property  in  Town of Cumbedjind.  Under and by virtue of ike vo* ���������  ers contained m sevou certain moit-  gages, which will be produced at  the time of t\ e o,.ening of the tend  ers hereinafter mc.tioned, there  wi'l Ke offered for sale by tender,  same to be received on or before the  8jh day of February, 1900 the f.d-  i ,a property, namely, Lots Numbers, One, Two. Three, Four. Five,  Tv-n, Eleven and Twelve, in  Jjock Twelve in the Town of Cumberland, Hritish Columbia, acco.d  ing to plan b'2'l A.  Upon the property are ejected  certain one b.iory frame buildings,  thirteen in all.-  Tec.ders to be made- in sealed'envelope-,- divec eel to Mcs-rs. Mac-  donaid, McMasier ���������&, Geary, 51  Yont-e St.,.Toronto, Ont-.trio.  All tenders   muso be  received at.  the --above address before   the\8*h,  day of  February,  -1900,'on   which  day .same will be opened.  The property wili be fold subject  ���������o. a . reneyy bid, the highest or  any other tender not necessarily  to he accepted.  . -  TEE MB: Ten per cent, of the  purchase money to be }>aid when the  'offer is accepted, and the balance  within   thirty .days   thereafter.  For fuvther p-.-;riiculars aud   conditions of sale, app'y to  Macdonald, McMaster & Geary,.  51 Yonge Street, Torontt-, .  Solicitors for the Vendors.  THE   LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  Musical  instruments in B.C.  FL_frcHER- BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  P. O. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS,  GUITARS, \  MANDOLINS, |  ���������BANJOS,     " I  AUTOHARPS, |  All tlie latest  Sheet   Music hv  and Folios.    Finest Strings foi  for all instruments. Agents (V  for   the popular   Domestic fc;  Sewing Pviaehincs.      Need- i>  les and- parts  for  all��������� ma- $"���������  $  1  Balance from 189S ,.'. v \������\ "52 34     -b - j  Real 'Estate Tax.*.."..'. .Vy.l'i l\ '. \ \W\m - *; - '_''-"  Irade Jjiccjnses    . ... sl.obj oil,     ,' 'I  liodd Tax..."..-..   .........'. ~.\\\],* 31'0.001   ^     \���������- "l  Doj? Tay..'.'.....,..."..".. t .. \& *'"46.00 '_ vj^ffl^  Govt;. 'Grant to .Fire Dept.'. /. ...v. ':^150 00", ^ jlf'jH  *'    r ' ~ f s ~-   t W    t.     ' .1 1     \*l  ' ,    "-      'f-r      ,    '���������"'' ���������'       ,--j        "j  Total Receipts - '���������.    - ,!-_- "'^������3,205^14  ."  6 '' *" -.,"',( ____5__*"'  '"   JCXrKM)iTUKE.' },''"' "*~  "*" *  -f:-"  Election Costa':...  Advemaiatr! Coats.  chines. Send, for Catalogue  <riit  13 50^  50 80?  ii>A cuts) '...., .. ...'  47b. 79 '  S in.ut LightiMy t.... '.'��������� < t������4  S de Walks '...-        3.15  Drama and Seweta   1,030.25  Fire Hall  . .: .' ���������". 303 41  H>dranta on ac '... 200.00   '  Fue Department tSJuudne.  -'25 49  R.-nfc...   .' '.     50,00  City Clerk's t,ali.i j .. c.  240 6*0-  Pohce '.- 26.G5'-  Magistr^te's S^l ay ���������*.... 26 05 '  Sife  150.00  Typ������\i liter .'  50 00  Letter Pitsa         8.50  Stationary and Postage '  42.45  Statue*  10.00  Premium on Cleik't* Boiid  6.00  Audicor'a Fee, 1898         7.50  Suii' r.) Office Expense  12.10  OlTue Furniture*   .    8 75-,  I'V.l  - 7 25  Moving bate  10.00  Le^al Ar.vice         5.00  Donations to Shorts  50.00  Re'und Tr^de Licence  30 00  Road Tax Refnnda 1     8.00  D.i������   Pound  30.37  Tools           6.55  Sundries  16.05  ToUl  Expenditure  Total Jitceipts  . ".; '.. Expenditure  B-l in Treasury  $3145.85  ������3,205-14  3,145185  59/59  NOTICE.  The man who thinks he' knows  it all ofnen marries a woman who  teaches him a lot morp.-  Cny Star.  - Ii    ^t '"i Q *' C.  -NOTICE IS HEREBY criven that  application will-be  made to tlie  Legislative    Assembly     of    the  Province of British C-ilumbia at  its next Session for Jin Act to in-  ..corporate   a   Corn pa nj\- .-for; the  purpose of   constructing,   maintaining and  operating  a line of,  railway, with telegraph, and telephone   lines,   from  the   City of  Victoria to a point on the eastern  boundary of this   Province, with  branch lines of any  length from  any point or points  on the main  lino to. any  mining camps, or to  any coastal points, together with  all necessary or incidental powers  usual under the Railway Act.  Dated this   22nd  day of November 1899.  Dijmbleton & Anderson,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  ���������'���������L...W.. Nunns, ���������;  .        ^:! City Clerk,  Cumberland,: B. C., Jav, 5 1900.  I hereby certify the correctness of the  above, sta-tnientjf bavmg examined tho books  and vouchers of the Gil y Clerk     '       ���������'������������������'���������������������������':  -     J.   B.   (jjENNETT,  Auditor.  Much less didEuropean power's hos-i  tile to Great Britain dream that her  colonial  provinces   of  the empire  woqld of their   own  free, will send.  jorth their sons, to  a foreign shore  to fight for their. fellow  -coionials.  The example of loyalty and fidelity  set by the colonial provinces to the  attachment to the British   institu--  is one of the inost mpaient ..lis  political events of this closing   century.���������London Free Press.  A man got badly hurt ' in No 6..  ..Shaft Wednesday, falling rock be-,  ing the cause of his injuries..  I'  RI  ...a

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