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Array f  \  S* /      ,K  \  -f)  *������������������ i      V   V*V    /-..      V*"-.    J.  A  ���������J  TENTH   YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B? C.   WEDNESDAY,  JANY. 28,  1903.  ������bb  THE  BIG  STORE.  Our Jai7uariJ.  ce Sale.  Is now in full blast in all .Departments.  &  'IjTi  All. Sale  Goods are marked in large  -���������"; plain-'figures. ;  Everybody0 should come in and" take; ^  look around, it will payyou.  Our   Goods are   marked   to   sell.  " Mrs F. Parks was taken to Vic-  loria last Friday,vwhere she may  have to undergo an operation. She  is much increased* in(l strength, and  thought to be, well able to stand the  ordeal, should it be'found necessary  Mr, McKnjght ia* back from his  visit to California^ looking well: He  expresses himself; as feeling much  improved in ] health, and highly  pleased with his visit, going as far  as San Luis Obispb while away, at  which place roses .werein full bloom  and fruit of all kinds abundant.   \  There seemt to.be people in the  town with such utter disregard, for  the property, of. mothers that they  think windows are put in specially  to beemashed., Not'long ago. some  bdySj sky larking ih;front of a store  pushed one of their number through,  the glass front.    Thie next day we  noticed  a fine - plate glasi iu 'the  ������ipir.e < 'ccupied by Af if Rigga, scra.tch-  ed, with 1 flourfkhe*  and   initials..  Such doings are disgraceful.     ''  Burns  Anniversary.     j  S. Leiser & Co., Ltd.  V .  ���������tti-.k^H  BOB  3  -���������'- I  <'1  J t iji.ji  Nicholles & Reriouf, Ld.  Q 61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C. *" ff  ���������' . " '.'  "���������     ;���������"*:. < :. ���������,   *������* * gb-v  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,;  AND F-VRMIN^  .OF^ALIv.KINDS:_,r    -    ���������   '-- 1-,n-v.^.'-.^-'-V ���������������������������������������������'   '"'  Agents foi McCorraick Harvesting Machineryo.   .   -"   '  '  Write* for price* and particulars. ��������� P. O. Drawer 563;  Ladies, Your Attention:  Send us your Name and Address on a.post card and we  will send you   by return  mail  A Calendar for 1903,  It contain,  mauy   ������������������pointer**"   *tn������.   ���������������������������--  ul������������������������ y<>u������  tho Beat Place  to Buy:���������  aa well m keep yon potted on  furniture, Carpets & complete House Furnishings  Write at once as we liave only, a Few.  WEILER BROS.,  Victoria, B.C.  LOCALS. f  TOR WANTS, consult our Adv������rti������-  infs Squares on inside page for  anything required.  to  fc  No. 8 Shaft has been changed  No. 7, in the Company's books.  A Chinaman had a leg broken at  No. 7 (new name) last week.  Miss Gillespie arrived from the  East by last'boat to visit her brother. Dr. Gillespie.  Judge Harrison paid the town his  UBual visit last week, disposing of  some County Court business.  The body of the other remaining  victim of the No.' 4 fire, a Chinese,  was found and brought out Friday.  The lowering of the water in No.  4 slope progresses very favourably.  It is estimated that the Coal output  will be largely increased by June.  Mr J. B. McLean has got back  from his yearly holiday trip to the  mainland. During his stay he  visited Seattle and other Sound  points.  Chinese New Year began yefrter  day, and the usual burning of fire  crackers, Samsui drinking, and  other Chinese amusements, were  entered into with spirit.  , Nanaimo papers record the immense destruction of herring by the  Powder Works explosion. This  may have the effect of causing these  fish to shun the harbour another  year.  Steamer Mineola was found by  the divers to be quite uninjured by  her recent land trip, and the vessel  quickly londed the cargo discharged  to lighten her, and proceeded on  her voyage south,  if; ISLillRAlLf AT  A public'meeting was held in  Victoria on the 23rd inst. to:dis-  cuss the 'i������eces8ity,i>f the construction of a railway,,to the Northern  end of Victoria; Island^ The citizens of" Cumberland and Union  should, lose no time in expressing  an opinion: on this important matter'.'   ..VV.'.iV-' '      ..'-.'"*      ���������   ' '  The meeting wag called by Mayor  McCandless, in response to the re-  *���������      t--'-   4* -   *t - -    *    v  .      *   -   ������������������*-   *h- ���������**-. f,^   K       4" - ,  quest, of a.large bbfiy'of influential  ci'.irens, and the following. resolu-  }tion was uhainmpus|y adopted :������-~  "Resolved, that this" representative  ;;meeting;o������ihe ^citizenssol ?> Vicioria-  is of opinion that the ;time: has  arrived when, energetic'steps'ought  to be taken to: bring about the development of. Vancouver Island by  railway construction;  And, further resolved, that a committee be appointed to take such  steps as it may deem advisable to  promote railway construction to the  Northern end of the Island by such  route as will- best promote- the development of the Island,, and to report, to a public meeting to be called by His Worship the Mayor;.  And, further resolved, that the  co-operation of the-^people of all  parts of the Island be invited.''  His Worship Mayor McCandless  presided. He explained how the  meeting come to be called and its  purpose. He did not know exactly  what the promoters had in view,  but there was only one opinion in  Victoria as to the merits ��������� of the  scheme. We had great wealth on  the Island, but needed communication by railway to get. at it. He  would not care to endorse any particular scheme, but the general proposition would receive his heart j  suppurt.  Let our City Council act at once  in, this matter and.'. calF a mass  meeting. Even if we have been  disappointed in this scheme before,  let the disappointment but act, as a  spur to urge the united Island to  further efforts to secure the grand  result, the opening out of our rich  and beautiful country. Let tig  think of our children and strive to  better our conditions. ; .Let us urge  railway extension until we succeed.  . " Burns' Nicht" was held on the,  ;26th in the City Hail.     Although  preparations had been made for a  ' large  number,  it was found that  there was insufficient accommoda-  (J  r f  tion for the crowd in attendance,  showing the appreciation in which  thiB night of festival is held.. The  supper was exceedingly well gotten  up, and the zest with which the  many tempting dishes were attacked was a triumph for the ladies who  worked so faithfully to make the  affair a success, and the facts of the  supper being a good one, of the  hall being exceedingly .tastefully  decorated, and of the splendid attendance, .combined to make; the  affair one to l>e long remembered  with pleasure. ������ True, some had to  wait'until some seats were vacated  ' 1* ( >  "at the  board, and  the crush was  rather too great for the dance afterwards, but better this than  a half  filled hall, and the promoters of the  entertainment deserve' the greatest  ,praise, for their .efforts.     Mr  Wm,  Johnston, as president, opened the  v programme.with a few well chosen  'remarks  eulogistic of the Scottish  Bard, and then ordered glasses fill-'  ' ed for the toast.,  King Edward VII  followed by the national anthem.  Then came a song, VTliere was a lad  was,born in Kyle," R." Robertson;  toast, United States/ responded, to  ; by  Mr Clinton,  who made gome  apposite remarks   on .the   present  close cementing of the. two great  English  speaking'nations.     ,-MisB.  MaryjBennie then sung "Comin'  i;)?o'; th^Itye^V in% her.:-usual-good  -^ypiGe-;aud^ac^ptable:Btyle^and''waB  encored.',   The toast of the evening,  Robert  Burns, followed,  and was  most ably responded jto by Mr A.  Hamilton,'the vice-president, who,  in  a fmost   entertaining   address,  giive a  comprehensive analysis of  tho   Bard's   poetry,   showing, his.  ' ""^���������fcy **"  WE-HAVE...  A New Lot of very Handsome arid Durable China  consisting ^of���������  Salad Bowls,  Celery Trays,  Spoon Trays,  &c, 8zt.  MOORE :  BROS:  >    ' { it  i '  (     -     "      j. ( - . v  alyzed when he absolutely refused to  answer, and after ail the ladies  have done for him ] Fie, Sandy V  Song by Mr Fechner; song by Mr  Kesley, "O' a' the airts," which  wis vigorously encored. A vote of  thanks to the, ladies attending,  ditto to the chairman. "Auld Lang  Syne," and the substantial part of  the evening came to a close. Then  the tables were cleared, and dancing began, and'sbfar as we know is  going on yet..'.   , ,,.    .      v    *  "A -Cbiel's amahg, ye takin' notes,  .   And faith he'll prent them.'f  ' *    ;'-        ----Burns. ' .  LETTER TO THE, EDITOR.  ,   -o   -   i ���������  NOTICE.  The Annual Meeting of the Dairy  man's an^l Live Stock Association  of B.C., will be held in the Board of  Trade Rooms in the City of New  Wentminster, on Wednesday, January 28th, 1903, at 10 a.m., when  election of officers and general business of the Association will be  transacted. It is expected that  speakers will be provided to address  the meeting in the interest of dairying and live stock.  L, W, Paisley, Secy.  depth of poetic discernment ih  epiwodes and things which would be  passed over as prosaic by the ordiu-  ary traveller through life. The  speaker quoted largely from Burns'  works to" exemplify his meaning,.  and was heartily applauded upon  taking his seat. The "Laird" our  old friend, Mr Wm. Roy, then gave  a recitation of " Man was made to  Mourn " in good style, which wou  deserved   applause. The   to/ist  Canada, our adopted land, was responded   to  by  Dr Gillespie,  and  was followed by a mandolin   selection of Scotch airs,  by Mr Hugh  Anderson ;   then   came   the  song,  "The Star o' Robbie Burns," by Mr  Keenan.    The toast, City of Cumberland, was responded to in a few  well   chosen   remarks   by   Mayor  Grant, f -llowed by Aid. Short, who  complained that he was unable to  say as much as he desired   on  account of  a  warning from  one iu  authority over him; his words were  greeted with  shouts   of   laughter.  Song, "My ain kind dearie," by Mr  Shera, was encored; toast. Wellington Colliery Company, was answered by Mr 'Matthews, who said   that  the place had its setbacks and misfortunes, but  was now entering on  an  era of  prosperity, he  was also  delighted in the fact that the  most  cordial relations existed   between  the employers and employees of the  mines.     The press  was responded  to hy Mr Anderson.   The ladies, by  Mr McAllister, who  got in   a neat  lefc hander on our genial president  by'retorting,   in  answer to his remark that  the  speaker  loved the  ladies, that they evidently loved the  chairman. Mr Sandy Clarkson was  chosen as a partner answering this  toast,  but  the assembly was par-  E������mal<Juiii|ji5RLANi): News, _���������;:.> \  ^. Dear" Sir;���������By'in^^  >*HonV Minister of Agriculture an-rr  other distribution will be made this*  season of samples of the most pro���������,  ductive sorts of grairi to Canadian.0  farmers for.the improvement of seed  The stock for distribution is of the  very best and has been secured byJ  the Director of the Experimental  Farms from the excellent'crops recently had ih the Canadian Northwest.    The distribution this spring  will consist of samples of ,oai, spring'  wheat, barley, Indian corn and potatoes.     The   qunntities   of   oats,  wheat and  barley to -he sent this  year will be sufficient to sow one  twentieth of an acre.   The samples  of Indian corn and potatoes  will  weigh 3 lhs. as heretofore. X Every  farmer   may apply, but only one  sample can be sent to each applicant, hence if an individual receives  a sample of oats he cannot receive  one of  wheat, barley or potatoes,  and applications for more than one  sample far one.household.cannot be~  entertained.    These samples will be  sent free of charge.through the mail.  Applications should be addressed  to   the  Director of   Experimental  Farms, Ottawa, and may be sent in  a:iy li:ne before the 1st of March,  after which the lists will be closed,  so that all the samples  asked for  m.ty be sent out in good time for  sowing.      Parties, writing   should  mention   the t-ort or  variety they  would prefer, and should the available stock of the kind asked for be  exhausted, some other good   sort  will;be sent in. its place.  Wm. Saunders,  Director Experimental Farm,  Ottawa, Dec. 22, 1902.  COMMITTEES,    Ac,    APPOINTED  BY   NEW   OOTJNCII..  -Aids.   Carthew,  Short  Finance-  and Bate.  Board of Works���������Aids. Carthew,  McFadyen and Kilpatrick.  Sanitary���������Aids Dciniels, Carthew  and McFadyen.  Licence  Board ��������� Mayor Grant,  Aids. Kilpatrick and A. H. Peacey  Nights of Meeting���������1st and 3rd  Mondays every month.  Clerk���������L. W Nuuns, re-appointed.  Magistrate���������James  Abrams,  re-  app< tinted.  Office of Constable left over until  next night of meeting.  (3  ���������       ' !���������  r  ..   *-'  f  *     - I  '   \ l  .(*���������-'- -^  I'       V.  h   -  y Heart's Darling j  *   $   *  BY W. HEIMBURG  %   Auther of  aA Pemukss Orphan,"  ^GcrtrudVs.- MamaSc"    ���������  ��������� " Her Only Brother,*-: Etc., Etc. J  ������������������ >'���������'*���������  ^���������^^^������������������^���������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������^^���������^^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*  she could \yecp j3.ll her sorrows'away,  ri'-r-ase;-Uontortse, do"'nob lilugh's^o.. I  cannot,bear'it,i-jt. is ���������unnatiif.il." he  continued, anxiously, ��������� as, Hortensc  laughed again. ''You Icno'w f never  could bear .Wilkon,", and you-are stjli  so young and handsome the right one  will-'come 'yertv"   ���������"   *���������     '"'"-. :   ������������������  She     had ..' sioppe'd j laughing,   and  'turned to go,_ holding her hands'over,  her ear's.1-      y  ' ��������� ��������� : **'  ��������� 't-- tay.j*- by.-,mc\a. little  while,','   he  calk-if a f (or, her.  "She  shook  h,cr-"Ilea d" and   hastened;  hack * into ;hov .room.-���������without'rgiving  heed   Lo  the. old  gcnUoman.'-s anxious  cntreal^-.-i    * -'       _ ".]���������-".*  ��������� 11,'i. -wiped'.*Uis face -nervously 'with  hi.-!, handkerchief, and in rising kn'ock-'  ed .-'uvoi- the cup" with the coat*'of������  arms, out;, of which-"he had "drunk ,for.  forty years,- and iU- broke .in pieces:'  then-he" pulled, tlie be't-'rope; so -hard,  thai  thc'tassel remained in his hand.-,  "Tcl\. Her tin to come,'/ he cried  to'  the servant.     Upon this a stout'little  woman, appeared,- her fate 'Palo with  fright, ,and  sp. -out --o.   br.ca.th     that  she could not speak.  '���������Bertin," he stammered, seizing her  sleeve . with-'.his trembling.hands.  "Bertin,, hurry! quick! quick! Mad-,,  anie is beside herself with "grief,-she  had had- bad news:-you.know���������  about my son-in-law?^.'  The-old  French 'woman   cast  down  ��������� he; eyes and sighed .deeply. ."IT cau-  .und ers ta'nd . tha t. H err Bar o n." she -  said,   and wont ouX. / Her room  was  .separated    ,by   the -whole  width   ' of  that  story from .that'' of the, old gor*---  ��������� tIonian. 'She could only, go "upstairs  with great. diOicu'lty/ and Went very'  seldom - to .the apartments of ���������her-, for-'  mer'"pupil.   "She led a very quiet life;  ��������� having nothing but recollections Of  the past and- her Angora cat to occupy her time, ,'grumbled 1 when she  =.was out of humor at the sain'miess * of  her. existence, -wrote-her .memoirs;,  making use in 'them "of 'all her old.  books of instruction." arid every "after**'  noon, -site played, chess with" "M-. le  Baron. -which was aiw.ays- a, most  agreeable pastime: She had but one  grievance, and that was theiingrati--  tude -with" which [Tor.tense," tp^vhom  she - had ��������� been as a'second'"mother,  treated-.net:. Hoirtense'was hi every  'respect .very self-reliant. She .never*  confidedr her'griefs "or annoyances to  any..one, never asked-for advice;'so.  of.com-sc. .she {did inany*. foolish*'  -things. -If she would find iier way  oftencr "to mademoiselle's room, yes  --���������then���������. But to-day she had goqe  'upstairs without even wishing her  good-day.- It is so hard to%be trcat--  ed as a nonentity. Mademoiselle  was ' slowiy mounting, tlie stairs,  helping herself up .by the balusters,  then stopping in the hall to, recover  her.breath. She then walked quickly  int-'c*'l''rau von Logon's room: but at  the same moment thee door of the  opposite room went to with^a slam,  'aiid the key was turned very audibly .  ���������Oil ,the, floor-.lay the large, photograph of ilortcnse's father,  tin- frame  '      She snook her head.   "You - do not  'know how heavily it was mortgaged  ���������/already.    It is not,the. first lime, that  1   have gone  to papa's  assislancc  in  diich matters."  "And you? -,1 lor tense, what if Wil-  ���������I-:en had come forward with his  money?"  "1" would   never  have'accepted 1 it'.  <"ould T'have gone   to  him -and  said  >:ny'. father  has   been   dishonorable?   1  will merely -write, to him,   and     'that  -immediately,  that 1 have met     with  '   -great  pecuniary losses."  ���������'Will it be -wry ehe>:rfu! for him?"  ���������?=a-d   the  old  gentleman, ��������� ironically. r  ."lie is not 0110 who care.'; -much for  luxuries." '._.,"'���������'  "Yes, yes, I know. Ho is tho kind  ���������hat, oats bread and cheese'for his  v-upper. and thinks oysters delectable  food. But still ,\nn havo your, moth-,  ���������er's property: but what is that '' to  ,   -.Dillond'o/r" and   thr-     .sums     -sou   liavr-  -'had to  throw away?"  . -,    /'I must gh e you  a -greeting    from'  'the     Baroness        Sautcn,"- said *  tho  young  Jady,   interrupting   him   qjiick-  'fly, as  she  took -her  parasol  to  leave  ���������' -'-the room.  ��������� - "IToncnse,   Uorten.se!','   called      tho  -old  man   after      her,   "toll   mo .'where  ���������. "was  she?     How did  she .look?"- ���������  "1 will be back soon, only half'an  ���������ihour to rest."  She.   shut      the     door,, and     wont  "through   the'spacious   entrance   hall  land up  the broad wooden  stairs     to  '-the upper  story.       An elderly  ehaui-  hcr-maid opened a door iu   the     long-  ���������corrulor,   and  she "entered   her   .   own  boudoir.     It. was  a lofty.' handsome  'room,   with "the' ceiling   highly   orna"-  ������������������menled, and'-thu richl.*-/ gilded lea.thei,  '"vall-hangjngs -of a.peVibd  long- pass-  -ed made the comfortably unhol,st*ered  /���������chairs and sofas of a later 'date, and  .���������also .tho nich Sm\ rna rug  which  covered the door.', look   almost,    'out     of  '  place.     The "windows worn shut . .and,  .through    the leaves'' of the rims'" an  ���������odd green light- shone into the' r������*>oi.i.  ������������������toned down by     the . hc&vv Turkish  '���������onrtains.^ On the open  writing-table  "Which stood across  one conic.- of  t-Kc  ���������������������������room lay a  letter      Li or tense -crosr-ed  ,   tho  room  and   looked  at  tho  address  "without touching  it,, laid 'aside'*  her  *    Buit and     p'arosol;  and-  stood     with  folded amis before a life-size porlra.i  'Of a  man   which   was  placed   on-    an  ���������easel   near   the  writing-table.     There'  ' ������ was oiVexpressioh  of deep sorrow in  -.her ey<is.    '  ,    -"Dishonorable!" she muttered.*   "Hi  ... hurls mo so deeply: and 1 know, too,  as no one.else does, how true.it' is!  ��������� ��������� Her   voice' became   gradually   louder.-  ��������� she pressed her hands to her temples.  The -last words sounded like a cry.  .       She sat down on  the chair hi front  ���������*oi   the  writing-table  and   looked   . at-  ���������tlie letter.-'   Once she  stretched     out  her  hand     to -take  it.   but  drew     it  '���������back again,  and sat for a"long!time  without   moving.      At   last- she "took"  'the letter,   broke  the  seal,   and   read'  it. At the first lines she straightened  '������herself up, and as she continued road-  "* ing  'it   she     held   herself   still     more  ���������������������������erect,  and the color deepened,    hi -her  -.cheeks.     She read  the shoot through,  --and laughed aloud. ,"0h,  of course!"  she said, and her eyes sparkled.    -';Tt  is  amusing,', .it  is     too  laughable!"  : She sprung up 'and ,rushed,   the  letter*  in   her   hand,   through   the" corridor,  ������������������dowu   the  stairs,* and   into   (he       old  gentleman's room.  "'Another piece of news, grandpapa," she cried, in a loud, unnatur-  ���������ni voice.  "The old ,gentleman started out of  > the light nap ho was faking "in his  .arm-chair, and.looked vaguely at her  -as she stood before him.* . . ' ' ���������''  '"A piece of good news? I'hope - a.  -good one, Tlortense." "       ���������  "Oh.   yes,   grandpapa..  Mv' oMgitge-'  -cuout   with'   U'ilkon   is   broken "   -   She  laughed     again,     and     her  shoulders  heaved with exciteuientas' if she had  fever: -      ���������_���������'���������������������������"������������������-:  .   ���������__.,  '     "But,  Tlortense. - you -have. Keen too  quick;,    that is a mistV-koh  feel ing''of  duty   on -your.part.   V.rhar,.,a'ro     your  .father's,.misdeeds   to. him? :T'  beg     of  /you,  ilo'rtehse.  do not send' your ie.t-  ���������te:'':| t-bink 'the''matter  over."  ''!?" slie cried; loudly. "He takes  ��������� the'matte;: in hand -himself....Here .it  -is in black and 'wliite ��������� ���������"there. J.'apa-'  has had something to-do with li.uiv  -some time or other. He,.expresses it,  ������������������ 'co delicately,- is so- des-iroiis 'of sparing myjeelings.  I.*sur>pose papa has',  ��������� us often  before,  tried to improve his  ' fortunes   bj'      gambling.     Apparently  ��������� some one has caught him at' it;    and  *> How, ridiculous  it just 'happens- to   be  ��������� one of V/ilken's comrades.  .Now is   it  -���������not laughable, grandpapa?    I do not  '���������understand why you���������"  Tho old man reached out toward  ���������her hand, with which she was gesticulating ' eagerly. 'Tlortense, my  poor, dear child," said he, gently,  "do, for Heaven's sake,-quiet yourself!     Do not grieve.  Hort'ense.     J-Js-  rten    to    me;-do not cry.     One who  ���������would  give  you   up  so  easily   is   not  ���������"worth your tears."- -     .-,  "I shall not -weep."  "Truly,  my child,  it" would,be bet*- ���������  '���������ter for you  if you could --.Veep-.  "Your  'laJjiented     nio'ther--* iny  poor  Agnes'."  "Why doj yon call your neighbor's  pig" '.Maude?' "       ^ ' '  .  "Because it always comes into the  garden.',' " ,  , '"Ma'mma," said 5-year-qld Toniniy,  "['It bet my ponj-  can'Iveti^t you.'".  "Why. de-jar. what do you mean?"  asked the .astonished mother.- -���������  "I mean in a race," replied the  youngster. "I:*hoard jiapa say; that  you could talk faster than a" horse  can trot."' / .       '   '"'"'  - "When-1 want to borrow; a dollar  I never go to ja. friend.,'- ho said, as  if he were leading up to soni-^thing.  "Ali; 'well;" replied tho other, ex-  -ten'ding liis hand.' "l'et us'-bo friends."  broken,  the  glass   shattered,   mid   on  the picture a spot of blood.  "Mon D/iou! Jiion Dieu!" moaned  ���������tl^e''- horrified old la'dy. "what-has  -happoned? - ^ Bauvre enfant! Hor-  tonse!" she cvied.. going to ihe bedroom door," ���������'Ml is T. let me in; -tell  me your *-trouble." -We have before  this .borne much  together."'  But   "all     remained  still  as   death  within.     ���������     -*      '       '  "    -' 'CITArTHU TIT.  In the meantime I .tick- .Walter "was  fitting- at ihe non tly-arrangod "tea-  table in the painfully .neat room of  her moihcr-iu-law. tlie l'Yau. Counselor Act'er. 'at tea. She sat there,  feeling .stiange and'alone,, and scarcely dared to look up under .the seareb'--  'nig'.glance of those, gray eyes which  -seamed; to: be'-- so incessantly, nva.tchr.  ing- her,,.every...look. . Slio could, have,  cried,'"it was all so dilTerent from  vf'tat. she ' had -pictuj*edto:'herself/  She had expected a-cornfort;ab,le, lovable niothor-in-iaw,' who .would take  her, an orphan,' in -hoi: 'arms, and kiss  her cordially.. -She could still- feel  thai, 'cold touch upon her. forehead,  and. from, this spot a'-chill seethed- to-  spread- through, irer. whole body, and  made it impossible for her to appeal'  coif-dial   herself. ':        ..���������-   -.<    [cpNTnroTCD.I'   '���������;*^--ji-^   ���������'.  ���������Sec'rtit oC. IJis; Snecc,s.s,  "I-ias.he any natural gifts?" .  "Well, if you could hear the artistic  way lie flatters the boss you'd surely  think so."  The  Kail  Trnile.  Pretty books, with golden looks,  May each one be a winner  And briiif-*, when  the returns are in,  Expectant scribes  a���������dinner!  -.'.,. .  Her   3>es4.  Pin?-.  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It tones up the system, rids the  stomach of bots,' worms and other  parasites that suck the life blood  away. 1 , '.'.,���������-  ' Noth'ing'1,lrke Dick's powder for  a: run- do.wn horse.'   ,'��������� ���������- ������������������ ''  ..,., .,60 cents .a package." _������������������  Leemins, 'Miles-& Co.,, Afents, ���������  ��������� *        ' " '" Montreal:  40th Anniversary  For owar  Forty, Year*  Gray's Syrup  '��������� of  Red Spruce Gum  AS A SPECIFIC FOR ,  COUGHS, COLDS, Etc.  Hasbeen'tested'and h'as become the  Family Cough Specific of thousands  throughout Canada and the .United  States. It .never was moie popular  nor more ' largely used" than it is  t to-day.  MERIT;   ALWAYS   TELLS.  Cough Remedies come and go. New  preparations are tried mid abandoned, but''the-old reliable remains^  V - The present is a trying season for  M both old and young, and colds, easily  *���������"   caught--now are apt to remain for the  ��������� winter  unless promptly cured.   *No  ��������� "   better rcmedy-cau be found than  L  Gray's Syrup  Sold  by  all  Druggists.  t  .; With oar handsomely  iHustrateri new catalogue  the J. greater? portion \of  your ChristmaLs shopping may: be; .done a.t  _home..  . WrHc for it, and it will be sent  to you, free of charge, by return  mail.  If on receipt of articles ordered yoM are  not perfectly satisfied,  yc.ur money will be  cheerfully refunded.  '-  TH������-   Car   SIit>rtai*;<>.  Canadian rlaihvays can at leapt take  comfort as they listen to the grumbling-about the car shortage, in the  reflection that they are not the only  .' ufferers from the general  prosperity.  -The   latest   description".'61''tho  'situation   in -.Chicago   is.     "Never   in   the  history   of   Chicagp^.exQgpt, during^ a  big strike���������was there!"such' a congestion  of freight  in  the'railroad yards'  of thd'city'as'therQ is lit the present  time.    The shortage  drears  a-qd'ino--  tivo 'power,-of   whieli   the  roads  and-  shipj>ers   have   been   complaining   for  jnonths.   haq  become -more -aud -more-  pronounced . in  view   of   the   vast ^increase in  tratic due to the uioving'of  the crops,   until  no.w. an  unprocedent-'  ed condition exist-*!.* Shipments of all  kinds are clays bqhihd and'tlie/reight  oflices are fairly deluged   with" urgent  recjnests   from    shippers      that     their  goods   be  'traced   to   learn   what.has,  beconic'.oi' 'them.-.   So  numerous   have  these demands ,Kecome itlmt Lh'e local  freight  -Agents'   Association   is   urg-c  ing shippers  to  forbear  from   inn king-  (������������������Kiuirieri  unless goods are. ['jer.i.shablc  or* havo 'beeii   delayed   nlore   than   a  week.   The delay  in getting merchandise out-of-Chicago is said -by wholesalers   to   be   I.ho   most   serious    ever  known  here.''  In the coal' districts; of Pennsylvania the conditions are. if possible,  a little worse. The freight blockade  threatens the industrial prosperity  by keeping idle many furnaces aud  mills. -��������� '  Interests   suITer-ing   most     from   the'  so-called  car shortage  vast sums 'of  money.     Due  to-the' freight  blockade  there  are  idle   in   tlie  Pittsburg  district  59.600  mon.   Who   are  losing  in  daily wages-?L62--000,- as/follows!���������  Miners '... ... \..  20,600 losing 966.000  Furnace work's    6,000 losing,' 13,000  "Mill   men    ,13.0p0 losing 43,000  Others   idle    20,000 losi-figi -10,000  WOMAN'S WORK  OFrEN LEADS, TO A BREAKDOWN  IN HEALTH.  SeTere Ho ulaclies, Xo.ssof Appetite, Dizziness', Palpitation of tlie Heart and  !   ' Other Distressing Symptoms  :    TTollorr.  .Woman's cares about'the household  aVe many and often worrying, "and if  is no wonder that the health of so  many give way .under "the strain. To,  weak, tired-out, depressed*" 'women  ever> \\here, the story' of Alrs\ .Geo.  1j.  i-io-'ton,  Uie wife of a  well-known  ,livin  larmer  will come  hope. ,To a  her on the  said:���������"'Yes,  near    Fenwick,' Ont.,  as       a-     message      of  reporter who. interviewed  subject, (1  Mrs.    Fenwick'  1   am   quite   willing    to  Totals  59,600-  ���������SI 62.000  Sometimes.--.the������������������course of true  fails to run "smooth because ii  in  marriage. o  love  ends  fllincrdV Liniment for Rheumatism.  People  about  who 'do  the  ti rod  least talk most  being  ANADIAN  P  "THE".  1 ������������������'  ROUTE TO.  Australasia  And th^ Orient  CANADA'S SCENIC ROUTE"'  Ti������Tel by the O.'P. R.  and" b������' a*-"  ���������ur������d of SOLID COMFORT.  First-class C. P. R. Sleepers  on all through trains.  Through Tourist Sleepers -   the .best.  Tourist Eaten quoted,to all points  East, West; South,  The Old Country,  The Orient,  The Antipodes.  give my testimony to tho great good  Dr. Williams' Pink 3Mis, havo done  me, as, my experience may help some  other sunorcr. tA couple'of years ago  my health.began to give way,- and 1  sui'iered from anaemia, with most of  the depressing, symptoms of that  trouble. 1 became^ much' emaciated,  had distressing headaches, and.a very  poor appetite. "At first 1 thought the  trouble would pass away, but in  this i was mistaken, us i continued  to ,grow worse. ' * iMy heart began, to  palpitate violently at the least exertion; my -rest at niglu was broken  and  finally a bad* 'cough . set,, in,   and  I was" scarcely able to do a-.bit of  work, about ^ the,'ho.use: An aunt in  England, who had been ill, had written me that Dr. Williams' Pink lJills  had restored her to Health, ana. 1 de-  terminod to give- the pills a' trial.  After the use. of a few boxes'". 1 noticed, a distinct improvement' in my  condition, and after:"using the- pills  for a, few weeks more the ti;oubl.e  j had''completely left_me. I could sleep  well at night, tho'cougli left me; the  headuei-es that had, made me so* miserable vanished,-my appetite returned, and I could again' perform my  housework with easy. X shall alwavs  feel grateful for 'what Dr. .Wfllfams'  Pink Fills have, done for  strongly recommend .them  ailing women.-" . ,  ���������J)r. Williams' . Pink, Pills., have' accomplished -just' 'such good . results  'in thousands . of. other cases  among .''ailing ment .and women,  and. suftercrs * from','- "any of ��������� the  numerous ' ailments 'resulting ' from  poor, watery t blood wjio wfll.,give  these pills.a'u'aii- 'trial will,, soon be  on the high road to health, and  strength;..'; liVitatiohs'1 are 'som-etime.s  offered by unscrupulous dealers', who  care' more *'folr_ "their own profit than  for theiT' customers'*.'Ilealth. 13c sure  that the.afull\nam-,c, .':Dr/ Williams'  Pink- Pills for' Pale .People." is'found  on. the wrapper- around* every box you  buy. Jf your, dealer does not- keep  ���������.these-pills "send to the' Dr.' Williafns'  AJedicine Co., Brockvilie, Out., and  they will be mailed post paid at 00c  per box or six boxes for %2loQ.  me,   and  'to.' other  ���������   "Good  ���������������������������yes, i  have;to  tiiuesV'  nien, you.know, are scarce."  'know, .and   even"   bad '  men  make     themselves     so      at,  Tic-������ desiring Information In *<**���������-  fard to any part of the world reached by the-C. P. R. or. Its connections  are reepjested to apply to any C. P.  R. representative or to  c. e. Mcpherson  Qmn. Pas.   Afft..,  Wi-emlps������r..  CANADIAN NORTHERN  December Excursions  ---TO-  Eastern Canada.  Round  Trip  Tickets  ���������TO���������  WINDSOR,  LONDON,  CHATHAM'.   STttATFOIli),*'."     ..   ,  .   HAMILTON;   NIAGAKA: 1FALL.S,'  KINGSTON,  r.ROCKYTLLE,  ;*."..  .v^bTa^A^vV^^^NT^REAL,   .';��������� .  ������������������    '��������� and all'-points 'we.s.tf ;���������'.;.'," ':< ,'���������..;���������.  P'roportionatelv low rates to points  - ;���������'������������������..������������������*-��������� - ��������� ,    v      ,   : -���������   .1  east  of Montreal.  Choice of Routes  via  St. Paul,,Minneapolis' and  Chicago.  Stop=overs allowed.  Tickets   on   sale   December     1st    to  81st,  good- for three 'months'; '  Further extension* of 'time provided,  on. very favorable lermsi ������������������-..���������-  For   full   information^ consult    any  Canadian Northern Ky." Agent.  ���������.'.'���������.:��������� GEOC'H'.  S-H-AW-,   ���������'   ���������  Traffic ���������MUnagorJ-    .  : ' ;v* if-j'ghp_i^ ris Ri) I'.H-ysi ct*an.  A    Uying'*'. Patient   Reco^-ers   Through  th?  Interposition  ol'- a' Rumble "  ���������    -     .'   .  German.  -   Ohicago.   Nov.   15.  ���������"Some weeks ago ��������� Pr.  G���������----.   a   very  reputable   and     W idejy-known   physician,   living.'- on   *:C������������������   Street,    'was  called .'to   attend^a.  very   coifiplicated  case  of  J-ihejimatism.    Upon   arriving  at  the  liousc-he  found  a   man  about  forty years-'of  aye,   ljing  in *'a  ju-bs-  trated   ancf- serious    condition,   with  his ' v; hole - framo dangerously" afTected  with   the   painful     disease.      lie  prescribed     for    the    patient,     but  'the  man  coi'itinfi6d- .to* giow    "worse,   and  on   Sunday  evening,he  was" found   to  be -in   a   very r alarming"    condition  The    kneef.     and     elbon s   and   lartrer  .ioinis    wcic    g'eatly    intlamod.    aud  could   not.be   moved-    It   was    only  with   extrojne- difliculty   that   the   patient   could   be   turned'   in   bed,   with  the aid of throe or  four persons. Th<-  weight   of  the  clothing   was  so  painful   that  means had  to be adopted to  kee'..- |t ,from-the ���������patient's  body.   ������������������  The doctor saw. thai, bis assistance  would be of: ho, avail; and left .the  house, the members of the family  following him. to tlie door,' weeping.  Almost immediately ,the grief stricken ones. were, addressed by.���������alt. hiim'ble  tiennan. : I-Jc, had hoard of . the despair* of the family,; and. now., asketl  them to try his remedy, /ind occord-  ingJy"brought^ forth."a., bo.ttio \of St.'  Jacob,'*- Oil ��������� "Tlie" po'oi- wife ' applied -������������������  this.- r-em'cdy;-.Cf-..TJie ���������,first, application *  eased the patient very 'much;', after a  few" hours -they* used--it;-ag-ainT- and,  wonder of woiiders; .the v-pain vanished entirely! Every subsequent application'-'improved the.-'patient,' and in  two,.days he-was.well and out. When  the doctor called. a few days after,  he  was  surprised. "���������*' '  Men think up schemes to make  money and women think'tip schemes  to spend it. : ...  The- healthy' .glow ' disaDPcarinq: from  the cheek and mo.aninir and restlessness  are sure symptoms of worms in children.  Do; nob fail to -j?et ..a -bottle of.-. Mother  Graves' Worm Exte'rininatbr';' it is an  elTectual  medicine.   . ,   .,     ,   ���������  ''God sends'the seed,':'but ;we   must  furnish, the'soil. : '    .'���������."'  ���������'     . *'*  Si  ft  f  1  4  M If  II'  f!  ft-  ���������5*  *s*  HIS  INHERITANCE  By   -   i'lrzirc.  Clinton. Dangei'field  Copyright, 190-2, by the     ,  ri. S. McCluro (,'oiiipauy  ' ��������� The tones of the elder man's voice  '' ceased, and to John Ringwood,'standing before; hiin, it seemed that the  whole world,'was*, suddenly enveloped  iii a mist of reel shame. When Ring--  wood spoke, his accents were curiously  quiet and constrained, for (was he not  addressing Molly's father?  "And,so," he said, wondering vaguely if he were the same John Ringwood  wli'o ten' minutes  ago  h'ad  asked  so  hopefully for the girl's.hand���������"and so,  ���������sir, this is your objection  to me���������be-  ���������' cause my father was a���������a���������coward"���������  - tho  word came out- with  a  gasping  ' sound���������"you thiulc 1 must be one also!"  "Blood'tells," returned  Henry Mortis hoarsely.' .,' "But remember,  lad, I  would never have forced this 'painful  knowledge of' mine on you if you had  not compelled me to say why I could,  not 'trust my girl to' you.   Your father's  shame,   known  only  to you  and' me,  would have slept with him in his grave  but���������you would know!"  "That, will do," said Kingwood thickly. ; "1 am my--father's son, as you'say.  There is* no chance here, or������I might  ���������prove to you that God docs not always  make us more copies of those who go  ���������before. But th.it is idle. There is one  .thing���������when I am gone tell Molly that I  ' loved her, that I asked for ber hand, but  that there was a���������a barrier ��������� between  us. She shall not think 1 was making  summer'love to her. She shall not hate  me' for that."  r "Very well," said the elder,.m������in(gi'im-  ly. ' "But if I had known the girl  would interest herself iu the first good  looking stranger thrown at my gates  by a broken ankle I would have taken  preventive measures long ago."  ' "I will take-, the stage tomorrow,"  pursued Ringwood. "Until then 1 must  trespass on your hospitality." .  "And welcome," said Morris heartily.  twenty-five minutes."  ,fXo," said his father decisively. "To  ride through that canyon trail at full  speed, moans almost certain death.  Quick. Lee Hung, and you. boy." to tho.  negro, "saddle Prince and Firebrand.  Stanley, help me get the pistols and a  rifle for each."  Only two liorses! Young Morris flash-'  ed an astounded look on their guest.  Was that dogged indifference real? Of  course uothing was expected from Lee  ior the negro,1 but this handsome Saxon  with' frank, -gray eyes���������could he .fail  them.iu such'need?  I-*---* "������������������'���������-irris :*('.'f������tood. * This *-*----  Ringwood's    bitter   revenge    for   the,  slinging brand put on hiin. The former checked Stanley when he "would  havo addressed Ringwood, ' and presently father and son swung into their  "saddles and galloped down .the road.,  As they vanished in the faiut light  Ringwood rushed for the barn, loosening Ins pistols in his belt as he ran.  The two'servants watched him scornfully as he saddled his gray',witb incredible swiftness.  "Marse Ringwood scared do light run  down dis way," muttered .Sam. ''He  des nuttin' but trash. M all he so good  ��������� lookin'. Goi'd A'niighty, I wisli all de  boys wasn't gone! Whar ebberybody,  Lee?" . ,'     ''  "Allee samee time off. 'cept hunt  hills,'* was the brief return, which  meant, that some of the mon had an  afternoon, and tho rest were after some  refractory cattle in the hills.        , ���������    '  "Marse Ringwood gone like, de dob-  father answered by taking the tab" figure in his arms.  "Lad." he said brokenly. "I've learned my lesson. A man is just himself,  after ail���������not his father or his srancl-  falher���������aud Tin hoping my hoys may  be cowards some day like you."'  HONEST ABE. U. S*.*1L  ble after him," growled Sam.  "fray  was'flying at  And in-  terrible  ,'��������� "You've met what I said like a man -  ,  Here's my hand."   r     - '        , <*���������  "Is that necessary," returned the oth-  , er briefly.' "You may as well avoid con-  -ta'mination when you "have condemned  another into hereditary leprosy."  Morris   left  the  taunt' unanswered,  ��������� -and-just then the library door swung,  ������������������ open,' and a curly haired boy of ��������� sixteen' pushed.in^wlth spoiled-,freedom.'    -  *  -"Everything's  gone  t'o".sleep on" the  ranch','.'   he   said   pettishly. .   "When's  Markham and Molly coming home?" *  "Your brother said he would bring  your sister home by 8 o'clock," returned Morris.  "Gracious!   I hope he will," said the  buy.     "But  sho   said  they   might  cut  .   -acvoss to   Denham's.     She  wanted to  see  old  Aunt Hannah  or somes such  nonsense.    ,1 told  her she  vvas going  after  one   of Hannah's  love  charms.  and she turned as red as you please."  "Try'to t'-ilk sense," said  his father  '   irritably, and Ringwood crossed to tlie  west window and stood watching tho  * sunset fires die to an ashen gray.  "So rose the fire of my  hopes."  he  thought.    "Like this, it died in bitter  ashes���������flung to my father's level-    The  .. son.'O God, of���������a coward!" ^  Fight o'clock came, but neither the  elder son nor Molly Morris had returned. At 9 a negro groom'brought a note  saying they would, sleep that night at'  the Denbams', some fifteen miles away.  A thrill half anguish, half relief, shot  through Ringwood. Best, indeed, that  they should never meet again. He  would take the stage early next morning.  Then on the heels of the negro stumbled in Lee liung. the cook, who had  been 'granted an afternoon off. Blanched to the palest of yellows, he stammered out a tale in his almost incom-  , prehojisJble lingo which, translated,  ran as follows:  Coining home on foot, ho was aware  of a tiuy fire at the foot of Sevier's  canyon. Inspired by ancestral deities,  he had crept up to overhear flu* strangers converse. Developed ilic-y had  learned of Markham ."-.[orris* deposit  that day with the express ajj'onr at Ra*  vcmshood: that they resolved that this  money would circulate better at home  and had shot the unfortunate express  agent through his window, dead men  being proverbially close mouthed; had  seized the packet, which waited the  midnight express, and now only tarried the rising of the moon.  Young Morris went white v.  ���������ith  *-.. ���������'.  rage  1    ivi.  iiiU.  get it back, dad,  at  Hung,   how   many  and despair.    That package  tween   bis family  and  finaucu-i  His eyes flashed.  "Of course we'll  once."  "Yes,   lad.     Lee  men were there?"  "Allee samee fingers one hand ��������� no  thumb."      ���������������������������.,'  "Four. Fin sorry your brother isn't  here, Stanley. You area bit young for  such work. The foot of Sevier canyon.  Let's sec; we can be on them in half  an hour."  "Take the short cut through the canyon, dad,  and  we  can  be at  'em  in  deed the  speed.  The far, dim stariight'sifted reluctantly down, and the ��������� horse's feet  reached tlie ground more by ..instinct  than sight. Ringwood bent over his",  neck, jockey fashion. 'For a "scant two  miles they kept to a ' badly marked  road, then before them yawned ' the  mouth of Sevier canyon, the broken  trail merely a gray pencil mark among  jagged bowlders and treacherous wave  washed stones,'rounded by old world  floods.  -A'second the'gray,hesitated, and in  that second Ringwood distinctly heard  again Morris' voice: - -  ."To ride through that trail at speed  means almost certain death!" And ho  exulted that the words flowed in 'his  soul Iike( wine. Then ho drove the  rowels in-his horse's' flanks, and the  gray in ^generous anger plunged down  the canyon way at- top speed, every  cbeat of his steel shod hoofs striking-  fire from the rocks. Js'ow they crossed  a bed of clay worn slimily, smooth by  the. softMapping of the low stream, and  here a goat might have fallen and talc-  en no shame to himself, but the gray  ihad that superb and'rare quality which  carries through everything; he believed  in himself. Prcseutly nine-tenths of  the'canyon were behind them, though  the-frowning walls yet hung above.  Once a panther* hissed like'an infuriated cat in their way, but the oncoming might of the two daunted her, and  she fled ignominiously to the recesses  of tho cliff sides and mouthed resentfully after them, dragging behind her  a tail twice its natural size.  But now open woods, the canyon was  in the rear, and before Ringwood a  tiny -fire, with a crude half lent hugging it, and in its shelter four nftn.  Thanks to the half mile of soft earth  betweeu them and the canyon, thanks  to a quarrel already bred among them,  they did not hear Ringwood until he  was bearing do\yn upou them, not fifty  yards away.  Then   they   acted  iu   unison.     Four  rifles  were  cooked,   a  challenge   rang  out:  "Stop or"���������'' .  It. might be a harmless passing stranger, and they did not care for the noise  of a fusillade just now.  - The   answer   came   clearly   on   the  wind:   "D n   you!     Throw  up   your  hands!" a. command they thought unnecessary, as their hands were up, aud  their rifles iu them. They answered  with a fourfold volley of shots. In the  next instant the gray was on them, and  in the chaos that ensued Ringwood was  only conscious that he got in several  shots, that the butt of his pistol had  proved quire useful, that, two forms  had dung to his knees and had gone  down, that, the badly scattered fire was  catching the edge of thetont, and then  he and the gray avoir down in their  turn together, Ringwood oddly thankful, in spite of the fact that sparks  (perhaps from the lent fire) swam lie-  fore his eyes, that the nearest robber  made a soft cushion. Then fire and  sparks went out blackly.  *        *       ��������� *���������        * * * *  When light came again, the moon  was pouring down her full splendor.  Over him bent two anxious faces,, while  his own reeked of the, whisky used to  bathe his forehead and temples. A  sigh of,-relief hailed his open eyes.  "Thank God!" sobbed Stanley. "I  thought he was gone! And after settling the four of them!"  '���������Xo. only stunned," returned ' their  patient, rising obstinately to his feet,  but glad to cling to the nearest saddle  to steady himself, the earth whirled  round so strangely. "I am all right,  Mr. Morris. Doa*t trouble yourself any  further by coddling���������the sou of a coward."  Stanley stared, then said nervously:  "Bv Jove, he's off his head!"   But his  The  Prisoner**-*  Retort.  The chaplain of the house of correc-  roction. South Boston, frequently has  'amusing experienc'esrwith the prisoners  who come under his care. lie is, required by law to have an interview  'Wit!: every man whose time has expired and who is about to leave tho  house.' It is the chaplain's duty to give  th'e departing prisoner good advice and  to exhort Him to be a decent and honorable man in the future.  In, the course or one of these interviews   the   chaplain ,said.u "Now,   my  friend. I hope you'll never have to come  Jiaok to a place like this."  The prisoner looked at him thoughtfully and then asked.'"I say. chaplain'; you  draw a salary here, don't you':" WJieu  the chaplain replied in the afiirmativr-.  the prisoner remarked. "Well. say. -if  me and the other fellows- didn't keep  coming back you'd, be,out of a job.''-  ���������TioVfon lie '1 ,            .  Crt-ini-.torii'iii   in C:u**-.<;n.  ti ' , (  'Germany pbsse-ssefs seven crematories, the total number of cremations  1 e.'fo.med at eafh ' during ���������the -vi'ar  iv.Ol being GVH. Ia'- Great' "Brituin  the-e are sp-.cn eivauu o: ius in  ���������vhiih, during the year JW'OI,' -i*-lu  persons we* o croma'ted. -Italy pos-esses twenty-1wo crematories, but statistics as to the .'liuiuber of re'sens  upon whom cremation was, por.ormod  in HKJl- is lacking' hi .some of these.  rihere are three' crematories -in Switzerland, atone of, which "127 cremations wcro performed ���������in 1W0J ." Sweden possesses two ;and ^ Dm mark one,  in Austria-Hungary "sol iotier-, foi' the  promotion of cremation continue io  be formed, but the practice of n c-m-i.-  THE   RURAL   MAIL   CARRIER  DAILY  TRIP.  ON  HIS  Kftkes a Short Stop at Widen Patter-  hoii'x find Heitrs of mi EloiienK-at.  Ben J oil in so n Sejeljs Advice Conccrn-  '   in*; a Tombstone.  ICopyrig-ht, 1902, by C. 13. Lewis.]    '  VER'YBODY   along   the   Three,  Mile road knows Farmer Pat-  , terson to be. an obstinate man |  and   one* bomid "to'   have   his  own way about things,    lie is a widower   with   three   daughters,   all   old  enough to be married and all having  sweethearts.    As they were high spirited girls,   I  figured  that  Uncle Mbse  "She was a good woman an' a hard  worker." '  "I've heard so." '     ���������  "Always up early in the morn in' an*  never goin' to bed till her work was.  done." ' ������,,  "Yes."  ��������� "Made more carpet rags an' soft soap *  than any other woman in the country."  - "I guess that's so."  "I'ut it was her fault. Abe���������her owm  fault���������that she got in tlie v.-ay of that:  bull an* met her death."    The funeral;  cost me $."i0. an' I've had to hire a wo-J  m.an to run the bous<>. an', taken'all to-,,'  ���������.'������������������ithcr, I'm thinkiu' if I o.-i'v^lO for- at  zinc   gravestone   for   her   It's* plenty  enough."  "I think he ought to take marble-at,  $30." says the tombstone man.*  "Zinc at $10." says Farmer Johnson;:  "What d'you say. Abe?"     ' , ���������   s  "You remember her with affection,  don't you?"     ' '   - ' ,  c '  "I do." ���������' '      ;   ,  "And you left the .bars down for the-  bull to get out?"'  "1 did." ,<  "Then make , it artificial stone for*  $15."  . " , '        ���������  -i i-    -  "Hanged if I don't!" says he, and he-  was closing the bargain when I'drovo ���������  away. .        M. QUAD.'  t.ion has not yet'been JegaJi-ed. in  aradrid the , rit>ht of cremation has  been conferred by a ro.\ all ' dec rev.  whilc'oven in' 1-tussia'the Government  proposes to issue a riecr.ee in,favor "of  making, cremation optional. In Frame  a large civmatoriuni is situated in  the far-famed cemetery,of Pai is, 1'ere  la Chaise, in which, sin' e, iks opening. 2,299 'bodies have been c'Toma-  teri. [n the Unite.l States, -are  twenty-six crematories, twenty-four  of which are in" operation. - A ' larger  'number of persons1,are cremaie'ri in  the United States than/in suiv other  country. In Canada, 'cremation i������-;  practically unknown as,yet, the only  (������������������������������������cniatorium in the country being one-  at  "Montreal. t       >   .��������� ���������  Tlie   Rnin   of  Hem an ran t������i  t A young inanovlib-dines quite fre-'  quontiy iu a French restaurant, whose  reputation,is based on the unvarying  excellence of the 'dishes served, sent  for the chef the other night to compliment him on a poulet en casserole. "I  like you." said Hk.' cook, "because you  never bring ,-iuy women in this place  They nu'n a cook and a restaurant.   A  * l  gentleman who "conies in alone for his  dinner regards the dishes and pays his  whole attention to the food he is eating. But when he is with a woman!  Hah! He laughs, he talks, he regards  only bis companion, his attention is distracted, the cook and his work are forgotten, i do not try, for them. The.  boys who are learning prepare their  dinners. It is not popularity that ruins  a restaurant, it.is the women and music." ���������    .  'SUE COMES TO ME OUT IX THE OKOUAIID.'  ,  f i ������  might have trouble on his hands, and  Rof l-ibtition   F.nsy.  SppaU  ���������L-.ciuly.  in a  soothiny tone.  You'll  ii.od  unless you do  Tiifi yirl  who rims --he telephone  Will niai-c Jii'e hard for you.  V.'ilJi  Of all  Xo Apolo-rJes  to  AYliittier.  sari  worths of tongue or pen.  :he saddest are these, "An empty bin!"  Tlie   Wl.se   Vii-KriiiK.  Their la nip:; were trimmed and buriiinir;.  So we If-mi  from aivii-ni songrs.  Vhcy k.-jp!  (lien: ihat way, doubtless,  ���������Just to boat Their curling tonsi*.  flow    (;<>.������< ha if lis    Art*   Tr-tint-t!.  A French traveler states that lhe  :!(iv|i:nvl; is still ns."d in Persia in bunting the gazelle and that it is trained Io  I'ccd ou that ������������������real ore's beautiful eyes  i;.v placing its food in the emptied eye  balls of a stuffed jrasiellt'. so that when  used in the hunt the goshawk stops its  I'iciim by attacking its eyi'S. a horribly  ������������������rtii-1 form of sport.  At  the  Hotel.  have  you  any  "William,  words?''  "2v-n-no, sir."  "Then what have you  bill of fare for?r;  misspelled  got 'em on the  Tlie  IVIotli<*!���������'������  ltii.se.    .  "Here." said Mr. Snaggs as he laid a  volume on the table������������������'here is a book  that   I   am   very   desirous   Lucy   shall  rea d  "Very well." replied Mrs. Snaggs:  "I'll forbid her to touch it."���������Pittsburg  Chronicle-Telegraph.  No Cull   For  I.cixurc.  "What, you back to work. Tctc'i  When I saw you fall off the builriihj-;  yesterday, I never expected to see you  work again."  "1 fought dat. too. boss, but mah  wife'done let mah accident assurance  ���������.-���������spiab last week."���������Indianapolis News.  when I drove up to his gate-the other  day I realized that he wasn't happy.  He began Jumping up and down, and  swearing as soon as he saw me. and it  was ten minutes before 1 could get at  what, ailed him. He finally quieted  down a little and said:  ',*Abo, it's them gals of mine, an', I  can't stand still." '       ' . "���������'"  "What's happened to the girls?"  "One day last week.Sue comes tonne  out in the'brchard lookin' as Humble as  a cat an' says:    _ ' ' ��������� ,  " 'Daddy,'. Joe Fowler has asked me"  to bo his wife.*  ���������   *"��������� 'But you won't be,' says'1.  ."���������For why?' says she.  - ���������'���������Because! don't like the shape of  his nose. It's got a hump in the middle, an' I won't have it in our straight  nosed family.'.       "    . '     -   '   ���������  '  ���������'She hums a tunc to herself an'  walks off, without another word, an'  then'comes Kate. ' i  " 'What'db you want?' says I.  "'I want to marry-Jim Croon,,r she  says. ' ' ,   . ���������  " 'But I forbid you to.'  " 'For why?'  ," 'Because he's got yallor front teeth,  an' I won't have no such teeth eatin'  fried pork over my table.'  ������������������Kate whistles to. herself an' gees  off. an' up comes Maggie an' says:  "'Dad, I'm goin' away soon.'  '��������� 'Whore to?'.  *��������� 'To Stimpson's Corners. Will Stimp-  son has asked me to marry him. an'  I've said yes.'  - " 'Then you'll be disappointed/  " 'For why?"  " 'Because he's got a cock eye, an"  this is no cock eyed family. If you  three girls don't simmer down an' stop  your nonsense, I'll cut a peach tree  sprout an" give you all a lickin'.'  "That's what I said. Abe," continued  Uncle Mose as he grabbed at his hat'  and slapped it against the fence, "air'  everybody knows I'm a man of my  word. Them gals was as cjuiet as mice  till 3'esterday afternoon, when I went  down cellar to clean up a little. I  hadn't got to work before the. door  was locked on me. an' when 1 yelled to  know what was up they calls out altogether:  ��������� " Mloodby. dad! We can't stay here  no longer!' "   .  "What did they mean by that?" I  asked.  "Why. durn my hide, they meant  they was goin' off to git married! Yes,  Abe. therb three fellers drove up in  three buggies, an' them gals left me  locked np an' rode away .with 'em. an'  I never got .out of the cellar till this  morn in'. They went oil' bag an' baggage, an' they are married by this  time, an'���������an' " ���������  And TJneJe Mose was so mad that he-  lay down and rolled over oil the grass  and got up and trampled down a bed  of. pink hollyhocks. I knew I could  say nothing to him, and so 1 quietly  drove away.  There was one more incident before  I finished the day's drive. Farmer i-Jeii  Johnson, who iost his wife a year ago  by being gored to death by a bull, .was  out in the front yard talking with a  tombstone man as 1 drove up. They  were having a spirited argument, and  Farmer Ben turns to ine and says:  "Abe, you are the United States, the  American eagle, the star spangled banner an' the Goddess' of, Liberty all  rolled together.,an' you ought to know  everything. You know 1'iii a widower,  don't you?"  "Yes."  "Been a widower for eleven months,  but-expect to be married in two weeks.  I'm fcelirV it .my duty to buy a tombstone for my wife's grave."  ''That's correct."  The  Bench Wan Barred.  A king's counsel was appearing in a''  case of slander which was being heard '  before ascertain judge with whom outside of court be was ou the  best of  terms.  Thcchief witness was a woman, who-  appeared to testify to-the alleged slander. '  '���������Now, madam.'" began the r K. C.,:  "please repeat the slanderous, statements made by the'defendant on this*,  occasion just as you heard them."  "Oh. they are unfit for any respecla--  ble person.to hear!" was the emphatic  response as she- looked indignantly at ,  the barrister. - -'"   -  "Then." said" the K. C. coaxingly..  "suppose .you just whisper them to the-  judge."���������London'" Answers. ���������   - ''  , Poem of Today.  " "And so you are a poet?" smiled tho  young lady as they sat beneath ,the  dappled shade of the oak,-tree by, the  lane and watched the horse flies' and  other insects that were not charged  extra on the bill.  "I try to be,"���������was the rather modest  rejoinder of the young man.  - '    -  "Ah," she-suggested,- "what we, need  now is more poets-like-'good,old Omar���������  the tentmaker."  ���������' "Very true."'assented the young man; '  "but the circuses have been consolidated to such an "extent that no more than-  one poet could make a living-, by pro-'  viding them with tents!"  Truly the path of literature is a  rocky road today.���������Judge.  -  C'arele*..'*"  Editor. ���������  "Why did thoy discharge the Sunday  editor?" asked the exchange man of  the Dairy Yellowhammer.  "Oh, he was too careless," explained  the editor whose duties consisted of  marking in the cross in the picture to-  show,where the bloodhounds lost the  trail. "He paid $-30 for an article on  'Ancient Greek Sandals Becoming Popular In High Society.' "  "I  don't see why he would  be- dis*  charged for that."  "You' don't? He thought it was  'scandals' instead of 'sandals.' "-  Felt  Keenly.  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Wo have made arrangements with the Inter Ooeau, by which v/o are unabled 'to  give our readers the above rare opportunity of getting the recognised beat Republican newspaper of the U.S., and tho -news at fibo low rate of ������1.90 inet*ov?d of\ fcho  regular rate of ������3.oo for the two. Sub.<;oriborn availing thsmyeivoH of this 'off-jr  mus-it ba fully paid up and in advsinoe.    Must be for the full 12  months  under thia  {BfiSffi5S2S2SSS5i:  SEffi*^*S^2S*SStSS!2*B3223^  EXTRA!       EXTRA!!  vt**MTTM������*aiirwA'raiXi3r~*.*  WE HAVE DECIDED to have ano.her  Premium Drawing, to be held on Satur  day, January'24th, 1903 Our plan is  this, that we will give t*vo tickets for  every* dollar we receive during December  and one ticket for every dollar we receive  in January up till the 24th, when the  drawing, takes place. The prize will be  an up to-'late, ball bearing, wire wheel,  pneumatic tired buggy, valued at $200.  We shall continue to'give you the lowest prices and���������iirst-class work as usual  We have a good stock of rubber and  steel tired buyyies, wagons, etc., which  it will pay you to look up if you are in  need of one.  Horseshoeing, carriage repairing, pointing, etc.', done in the most scientific and  workmanlike manner.  Thanking you for past patronage, and  soliciting a continuance of the same, we  remain,  Yours truly,  Nanaimo    Steam.    Cnr**i''.^e    Works,.  STANLEY CB-Aia, P-rou.  31 12 02  Game duck of till sorts should b-s  roastcd quickly in a hot oven and are  considered best when very rare. The  blood should always follow the knife  when carving the breast of a duck. It  is not possible to limit the roasting of  a duck to nny number of minutos; it  depends entirely upon the temperature  of the oven. If a *���������������.. .>e (luck is being  roasted for man. It should be much  rarer than when it is to bo eaten by  women.  ���������Fbc* ET?-i)-oy  E<*availy.  Tne proprietor 0? a Germsc. rnenng-  erio koepG caged together a lion, a tiger, a wolf and a iamb, whleb be labels "The fiuippy Faiuiiy." When  nskec'l eonfidontially bow lous tbr-BO  animsils bad lived togi'the?, ho un-  ywered:  "Ten months; bet the laia'o has to be  reaewod   occusioauiiy.'9  Leaves Victoria Tuesday. 6 a.m., for Nanaimo, , calling at" Musgraves, Vc*  1 suyius,,Croftcn. Kupcr, and Thetis  Islands (one week) Fulicrd, Ganges,  and Fernwood (following week).  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 5 p.m., for  Comox, connecting with s,s. Joan at  Nanaimo.  Leaves Comox Wednesday, 8 a.m., for  Nanaimo direct, connecting with  train for Victoria  Leaves Nanaimo Thursday, 7 a.m., for  Comox and way ports.  Leaves Comox Friday, 7 a.m., for Nanaimo and way ports.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 2 p.m., one  week for Ganges, next week for  Crofion.  Leaves  Ganges or  Croft on Saturday, 7  a.m., for Victoria and way ports.   o   VAsrcoxnrsB - etas aimo bouts .  S. 8.      "JOAN."  Sails from Nanaimo 7 a.m. daily except  'Sundays.  Sails from Vancouver after arrival of C.  P.R. Train No. I. daily except Sundays, at 1 p.m.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  OCTOBER 25th, 1902.  NOTICE; I'i HEREBY GIVK.N that appll-  oatioo v-iil b-j n-.a-'ip :-.. t-h������- J;.--'.>'}���������������������������---ive Aa-  Hetr.bly oi ti*c- ?*��������� .vi:^- -.f ?:���������-������?:;-!, *A>lun-lr-a  p.(; iss a-xt !.".-:'*s'.iu*j f-.->- -.xn A'-; t-.) j'M*;'>ir������,''*ra.e  a Ooi-r.pany with ;"-wc."f.y Jiv-oufc, eoiv-tnius,  r.qutp, op-'-'itcj b/ o'o-o-v. f-.'oiifcricity, or  c-.iher motive pow*:-, -ji:cl o\-irri'.������'in a --iltMj'c!  or double r-rauk otr.Trh-.nl or tiu"ro.v .oii'jgo  railway '(a) -"rorn a poiut on the on-ist at or  near Burko Ghn,nuel or 1-Ji-n.invtk Arm, th������������.s  by'v/r.y of '.h-2 }*?>.n.-i Goo I a I'iv-t, P?viuiur'������  Trr.il ;o.Dii P.l&ck V-7u-c-:v Bi>"r!������ ftbt Pi-.ir-  Eivcr Puan or Yollowhrail Pass, c-r both,  thoQce to fcha E^s-iorti boa������.<'fi:ry o? tho r.\'6.  Prt-vihoe. (b) -end ?ro:o :���������. ]->oi'j.*J; :-r, or n-.-tii*  wh-jfis t-aro line of the rjil\<::iy lnvjiJiorii-d  ahovo iKier.'ocvs ihe ocie buy dr.'."! and r,-ro:>  tyiifhh tnoridi.'in f;o r. yoint or.- BiMrard Xuloi;  ft*c.-J -pi'rh hi?i/h?:p pcv?cr v,o bu^Id, -.���������.onycruei,  sqnip, sn-iinial-a sod op������r:-i3 na .iffr'-raid  bra::oh Wnc.i oi tho smd raibvsy act os-ieut'-*  Ing ioO niiies in langth ; and wivh,7>owor 'o  buiid jui.-i ojjerii'.o tr"!-iwf.ys ia oonnsct'on  therewith;- acd -vith yo-Aer t.o consferaoi,  equip, 7naii*,atn and ooaf:n--,o ail ���������oecssaavy  rotidsj bridges, wfiya, ferries, atsamhoate,  wharves, cloo.k3, eisv-itora, wayehoiisi-s-  ��������� hotels, deix.ts and coal bunker*-:; and with  powor to build, own. oquip, opi-rate -and  iriiini-ain  tolcg'-aph and  tc'fj'hone  linoo in  hoforo or aft-or co.istruction of . thft nulw.-iy;  artd. wits* power to :ioii oa: it." ut-dcrfcukiiig,  aiid to *r������uf chase thy iinrioi-k.'.l ing of iiny  othar compa-iy; nnd with 'all other usual,  ueoo-'sary <ir incidtsa'ial rii-hfc������, powers or  pri\ile-*t's ad may h������ necei:i.a'ry or conducive  uo tho shove oi-.jeoto oi- itiiy of them.  T.)atod  ?.l   Vtetc-ria,   B.C.,  this   2nd  day  of December, A.D., 1902.  ROBERTSON A ROBERTSON,  Solicitors, for the Apolicanta.  17 :a02   6-5 . *  .  VIOTOHIA TO V/EI.X.IHGTOH.  NOTIGK Ir*5 l-TERF.r.Y GIVEN that aa  ftpplicaiion will bo mft-lo to 1'ho Lsgifilative  AussT-.bly ot tha Provinco of British Ool-  UDjbia, at, It a n"-;:t sittings, for a Private  }jill, fco inoorporato rt Company to build,  aq-.'ij'j Hjahitczu, end operate a line of Railway, ������t aii{'ud:*.rd or oihe; gauge, with wny  kind oJ motive ���������pow.u-.  From 0 {point ai or r.oar the r-nouih of  Adam'a Ki'-'fir, ou Vaiicoiwcr Island; thence  aou;,h- westerly by fcho i7>osfc feaaihlo route ta  iho valley of ths Kbi-Biioo' River; thenco  EOBth-weaterly by the most feasible route,  to a point at or near tho mouth of Gold  River ou the West Coast of Vancouvor Island; and from a point on the B-dd lino of  Rail way ai or near Davie River, by the  connection wish  the  said  railway,   or  its j  most feasible route  to  a point at or near  No. 2��������� Daily.  A.M.'  Do. 9 00......  ���������*    9.23.....  *������- 10.24   .��������������� 11:00  ....  P.M.  " 12 40   Ar 13.53   . ..Victoria . ..  .. .Coldstream.  .. .Koeuig's. ..  .. .Duncan'*.!...  .. .Nana'mo...  ...Wellington.  No. 4���������Sunday  P.M.   Da  3.00  .   "    3.25  ��������� ���������    4.04  ���������".   c<    5.00  P M.  .  "    G.41  . Ar. 7.03  ���������WBIiIiIKGrTOBT  TO  VIGTOBIA.  No. 1���������Daily. .   No. 3���������Sunday  A.M. ,' A.M.  De.    8.00.; Welliagton De. 3 00  "8.20.. Nanaimo   "    3.15  " 10 02 ... .Danoitn'a    "    5.00  " 10.42 Koenig'a   "    5.36  " 11.38. Coldstream......   "    6.32  Ar 12.00. Victoria  Ar 7.00  Thousand Mile and Commutation Tickets on sale, good over rail and steamer  lines, at two and one-half cents per mile.  Special trains and steamers for Excursions,, and reduced rites for parties may  be arranged for on application to the  Traffic Manager.  The Company reserves the right to  change without previous notice, s\earners  sailing dates and hours of sailing.  Excursion Tickets on Sale from   and  to  all Stations, good Saturday and Sunday.  Geo. L. Courtney,  branches, and to conBtrucfc, equip, mr.intaiu  aad operuto bf/acoh Hncw ia connection with  tho said tale������rap.b aud talopho^fl -Iroes; and.  v/ith power to carry on ;���������, ���������resoral trannpov-  tatioa bu(j}ji������Ki!; aud x-o bvMd and oper'als  all kin da ?l pls.ib ?or ':\\2 purpose of t/jpcly-  iug Iighi;, beat, o'lpctrioity, or &o;v kiad of  riiofcivepov/.er; vs.v't to aeouire lands', bonuassa-'  privilege, or other* aidn from z,xxy Govorn*  ment, Muainipalities, pcraons or othc?:  bodies oo*rpor?.to, and v/'th power to carry  ou. ia gtKit-ral Express bKE?noi*-s, aud to pro  mote coinpaniea, and to aiuko traffic or  other arrcuge-nonta with railway, steamboat or other ecujpa.i.ieB* arid with power  to coustrupfc, acquire, operate anddiapoi-ioof  Etnoltera, reduction, r.-fining. concc-si'drating  or other works tor the handliug and treat-  raent of ovea, a;;d to f;oquir-s, operato and  du,;:033 of coal /.aridii, 1V0O. with power to ex-  propfist*-; iaud-J for i;:;o p<-:\>^<i's ���������>*. '&.{*. TV^n-  ptuiy. fvsd -io t-jiie ���������-���������;.\c\< \>;;-;���������;:ur-:- u.-; eiro ^iven  tt Oiiir.1]:';*;;:',*.!' ar.tinv V;i.st*4ot thv '-'.VAter  Cittuhw Coi:a*:.lrri?.tioa Ao:., ISG7;'5 line  v/ith 'povi'or r<:. iovy *jr.-T- ?olh-;-'i tc-'liw from, all  perrjono ^'ii:*-'.*, a*ad 0:: ail hil;j\% i^:,ni;u;g  ovex any K'.sch rii.'.b.viiy*^ t.-str.-i.V-iya, v/h;irv<-^,  or vassals   owned or   opura l*.ul by the C'o:n-  f pony; nr-.i with powci- vo !>-,-.iV.l v/vi^i.-o  roa.d-: bo \>.< n^A h? th;; c::,':s''?"t:ci,if*:-i v.-' ';h'.':  Kiiid r'-.il'���������'.���������*;���������:."/, '.������������������;'. I*'- >��������� ������������������p/.--..r'.<-'"* ���������������������������:.'���������. ������������������:-���������.���������-. ri::,n:-jj*  awn to i-jvy uc*d ooifi-:^;. ';;-'j;j-.; i'roir: a?'p^vt'ouu  ���������jwirif;, ni;d ou ;.'.'.\ fszt^-.h ?.-~^!is.\. ;���������   ������^v-?.:*'   ;;v*y  s siich roachi bi.-.!;���������*-; fev i::.--.-.- '[/Ct^^i'.^y,   uho^hc-:  Heoa.te Chaniiol on tho West Coast of Vau-.  couvcr Inland. > ,  With powai*' to' construct, operate and  maintain braach linaa to any point within  20 mil no of the main line of the said railway  Dr.to*?. at Vaucouvar, ��������� thiu 25th day of  I'Tovernbar, A.D., 1902.  D. a:M.ACDONELL,  SOLIOITOB. FOK Al'PLICANTS.  10 12 02    Ot  i----^-----CT-rj;.---c7.-j-Avr'.-K  ���������*?*l;  Seals, Stenciln, Price Markers,  Printin**;    Wheels, Numbering  Machinoa, Baud Dating, -md  Numbering Slamps, , Check Perforator!?,, Rubber Type;, Print-  in    Pregr-os,        &c ,'..   &o.,      *.  &c.  Of  VANCOUVER,   B.C.  SO SHE 33EA-P.  A rich !si.���������]->" cured of her Deaf-  nese and Noises in the Head by  Dr. Nichol---oil's Artif cial Ear  Dr'jms, gave $10,000 to his Insti-  tuto, so ths-tt deal people unable to  ;o:���������*">(.:������������������:���������-'-; t;>e Ear Dn.m^y may have  il.orfi nee A<l������re^' No, 14517.  'i'lio ?*';-.'ho:p6������ Institute, 780  '���������;i-hu\ Av-j.-mo,   Now York, U.S.A  ���������' -1  -4  ���������'. 1  c     /I  ', 'il  .^1  .���������'���������'I  : 1. *A  :hi  nra ,<���������  ���������   THE   CUMBERLAND   NEWS  '' Issued Every Wednesday.  VV. B. ANDERSON,       -     -       -        BDITOR  The columns of The Xmsws axe ou-v.i iv- -ii.  who wish to expreso thereiu views o . maters of public  intercut. /     ',  While wo do aofc hold oursoive'a  ro.-.onsi*  ' ' '- '  ble for the ufcteraueoa ot correupDuaou-r, we  reserve'  the right ' oi   declining   to  inaert  oiriuiuuioa-i.ioas uunocess-Aiiiy yeiboual.  WEDNESDAY, JANY.28, 190:3.'  ���������  SOLDBYALtfNEWSDKALEBS: 10c  v<'   '  t::  Our fee returned if v?e fail. Any one sending skptch. and description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion iree concerning the patentability of same. "How to obtain a patent "sent upon request. Patents-  secured through us advertised for sale at our expense.  Patents taken out through us receive special 'siotice, without charge, in  The Patent Rbcohd, an illustrated and widely circulated journal, consulted  by. Manufacturers and Investors. , _  Soad lor sample copy FMEE* ' Address,   ���������  (jfatent 'Attorneys,) '   I  ox see.  Furnishes Monthly to ail Lover*. ot< Mubio a  v'.*at  volume "of  Ktw,    OhoKw,   Co-y.yi'ght  -Coii.p.'-jitioiifl by,th-.' moyc popnl������r author?.  32    , Pages   ''of ���������' Piano     Music  .5 Songs,      5 In������t������,umesta.l,  '10   Compiote   Piecea  for  Piano,  ''-'���������' with iiXtwcstiDg Muoieal.LitosatiUfe.  .Once a month for 10c , ,  Yearly Subscription,' ������l.oq.  i       r ���������    ���������-*���������**������������������*���������- *���������****���������  t, it  ; lnotio year you get .neatly'400 pages of  '"Musio", comprising 120'complete pieces, for,  (< tho .Piano. It boufe'hn in >\ny i.-.nuie store at  .'. .ou-t-oalf off, would oost ������30.' If .vow .will  ' eond ma the nam*- aud ad-iross of fivo per*  (orc-tf-ca on the. Pi.mo or Organ, vc-a will  '. .���������-..������������������id you a cample copy fvea.        ���������     -  ���������   -X, ������,?B?P2S,, Publish-* r',  -    C������t:-.lo{* Baud & Orch. Munio & Iny-..-^-Froe.  ' , Eigiitk & Locust, Sts.,'  ';  ,.   . ���������  Philadelphia, Pa. '' ���������  ���������   ,    ��������� - SURvSpilIPTI'ON',      '  ".For   tho J.   W.   Pepper' Piano  ' Music Magazine, price'One Dollar  ']>or year ,(posl:ige  paid).*  ,caii'   bo  'placed.by ftpplyin������ to the  office oi ^  ' Nkws,'.puinberlanii,' B.'C.,,  where'  '!??-iip^e ��������� opi'-R can 1 e w.ii. ': --  'J  .. I  I  ���������  ��������� I  o,f' every'class And description  At ' VO VV E 8 T.   *R A'TE'S.  Riding on locomotives and   raii  way cars  of   the   Union   Colliery  Compariy by any   person . or   per  ���������sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to .dismissal for allowing same  By order  ��������� ������������������������������������ ��������� Francis D.-Little  Manager.  ���������   ���������   *    ���������-**������������������������'r������*i^������a  XX3ttX*t*3&nU7BO������Zil������-JXV.  nv&&tx&vjcxx2xcmmamx* aruf jawai-c  -"    -.. ���������%  V  Tho Sezt and Most Influential  Mining Paper, In  the  World.  Pususmed Weekly, fJS.oa per.year..  QPECiM������N   COPY   FREE.  'CIRCULARS. ���������     i    - "  - ' NOTICED   . "   ��������� ��������� ,     , '"  '.   bill-heads; *   -  ,   '    letter-reads   ���������  memorandums. '  .'  -   ���������'   envelopes .  business cards-;  labels & bagr '  /        '   *    bills of fare  :  Etc.,  ' Etc.',    .Etc. .  AES  CONCERT PKOGR  BALL PROG it A  ,    . .DIRPLAY BILLS      *'   -������������������  POHTERS  "CONC E RT TICK'ETS' .  - .. . BALL TICKETS ' '���������  .    '    .MENUS    .  RECEIPT FORMS   * :  ' .. ABSTRACT;of' ACCOUNTS  Etc.. '  .' Etc.,        - Ere.  ORDERS  EXECUTED WITHOUT DELAY.  \, -Have  Taken   Office  in the 'iMs?.bn .    Building  'Dunsmuir Avenue,   .Cuinberla d.'  and am agent for the Jollowirig  reliable    insurance    companies:  The  Royal   London   and   Lancashire and Norwich  Union,  am   prepared to  accept..".risks" a  " current 'rates. I am also- agent  ior the Standerd Life. Insurance  Company or Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company oi England. Please call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  '    '-        JAMES ABRAMS.  "^IKG-lNEERS,  Fir-omen,   Machinists   and  . ji! ' Electricians aejid"fir 40-paf;a Pamphlet  ' coni.aiuir.g  Questions  asked  by Exfimining  Bowd of  EagiiifieTS ��������� to   obtaii\   Engineers  Lic������nt30.���������Address, Geo.  A.  Zei.i.ir.,  Pub-"  ii^her, 18 S. 4th St., St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.  <��������� ' * * f      i  'VIOLIN   TUITION.  PROF'C.H. "SCK'APFNER, cow-  ' siiRVATORy 'graduate. '    has  deckled  to  locate  permanently in.,  ������������������ Cumberland is   prepared  to give  lessons'to ' a.  limited   number of "  ���������    pupils on the -Piano,  Violin and  voice  culture. WHITNEY  .BLOCK."  ; J AS. A. CARTHEW'8       .:  i iverv Stable!  ��������� ' '   ' ���������  ��������� Teamster   and Draymkk ������������������  : Single and  Double bigo :  ��������� for Hire.    All Obdebb ���������  ; Promptly   Attended   to. *  ��������� ��������� ' ���������  : Third St., Cumberland,BC.  inil ��������� mirni-fmiwiiim  SSSggggg' Sefe^e^g^S5^35������e������g������  CumfaErland  Hotd  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUK,  AND     SECOND���������   STREET,  (     .CUMBERLAND, B.O.'* -   : ,'  ���������Mrs. J."H: Piket, Proprietress. ' ���������  When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, q First-Class Accomodation for transient and peimau*  ent boarders.   .    -    , ���������-  Sample Rooms and   Public Hali  Run in Connection with  Hotel -  Rates fromc$1.00 to $2.00 per day  ���������ztxi a/ocw *������(c -je-jkf������a*RK3J&r-j2Z*&p^*Jv*&3CZJ&ASS&^i*xra*tk % fimxmmvar^-  Death intimations-  253 Bro^dwa.-y%   ~   N������w York.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^^  i *-  U������WT] V ��������� Q  ��������� VTT n 0T5IT} I'm  3009 Westminster Road \   "  Funeral  Invitations  Memoriam  Cards ������  On. Shortest Notice.  .������  I        aajcrxcsfs&zxzsrwn^zxxxz'j: -^r-i3Ti-tG:aEjKf.;-v>2ixtX2S^3^?  VANCOUVER,   B.C.  us n    imr*.  Fruit. and  it will Fav ������0ii  Orrianientaj  Trees I  - Do yow Intend buying a rifla or  *��������� p-istoS?   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Sg^ GB9 ������ m ES2 ffiSS Sa 2%S  P^i'      S     ^%i   a    "VJ     fi     y V s  SS3   BSEJ^^s^ESsa^a-^g^i  ieacf  Flies of any Pattern Tied to Order.  >������s0������K-������-Q-:FjTaenEiuN-r'*^^  uumi qMrmflrtumunrmw mni ,  ^���������E^S-OFFIGE  w'>ta*>**K-as'an7aT3*'-aiyj*?-^ *  unsmuir Ave.,  /~**  Cumberland,  Office Hours:���������8 a.m. till 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 to, 12,  -*r-r-r--i^ /J*rx------r-?:  x-J^^:-^-^..-j-----r-rrr^-^,-iv^^������-.'"'.'---J------^^-'^-^^^  a-v'-v-.-^y-;C-:?'y  ^-?*'-2j*^  ���������a*       Cnres Ortp  '   Ss "Tx-vo Batys.  fy|i  Fancy Inlaying wood in and metal.  French Polishing.  Apply  NEWS OFFICE.  8������wwagCT)-w^ ������ A AA AAA A AA A. A A A AA AA LAfiAAAJi. c  3  *-*  <  -*������  3  LEGAL  By ADDISON CLASK  Copi/riyhi, looi, by Addison Clark  t  >  >  ">  *������  ���������  ���������  ��������� VYTTTyVf VYVVTVf ������������������ WW"? VV ���������  - , Tho Henderson farm had once blossomed like a -well kept flower garden.  In those days the white bouse, set, back  from the road in a clump of live oaks,  w;as- astir with life and youth. The  master had been a justice of the peace  and had run for the legislature. Men  had called,him Judge Henderson, and  he had walked with "bis bead, erect,  'lie bad had'a neighbor then whose  ������' heart was very hear to his own, but  the war had come and changed every-  ..- thing. Kobert Stephens, the neighbor,  bad gone away to join' the Yankees,  and friendship was changed to bitter  hatred.-        , /'  The master's sons., .nephews and  friends had also gone to.'the war, some  from the north and others from the  south. His slaves bad left him at the  first rumor of freedom, and the old  place soon fell into decay.   ���������  A thick carpet of crab grass and wild  morning"'.glory vines had  spread over  <the,fields where had once/bcen rows' of  cotton and corn.  All was silent now in  the house among the live oaks.  , Upon a bed in the large sunny front  room "upstairs lay the master, sick and  deserted���������no,   not' quite   deserted,   for  ' there was left old- Jerry, the last of a  hundred slaves.   The old- man turned  over restlessly in his" bed and, putting  '    up a,thin, bony hand, pushed the gray  hair out of his eyes.  "Jerry!" he called in a feeble voice.  A wrinkled, black'face  appeared  at  the,door.   "Yes, Ma'se Tol, heah IJs,"  answered the old servant. s ������������������  "What do you mean leaving me here  alone? Where have you been al! this  time'/*'  "f ain't be'n nowhar, Ma'se Tol. 'cept-'  in' in do kitchen. 1 ain't lef yo' but a  li'le minute."  "You have! I say you * ha"*e, Jerry.  You've been gone an hour. Why don't  you-bring "me something to oat? Do  :" you think that because a man's a little  sick he doesn't get hungry VV c.  ��������� "Yes, sab, Ma'se Tol; yes, sail. De  tlinnah be ready tTcctly;^ would , 'a'  be'n done, sah, only de hins somehow  don't lay no mo' today���������uo, sah, not a  single, aig! An' do co'umcal am done  all gone an' de bac'n an' de coffee."  "Nothing to cook, eh! Not a thing to  cat iu the house, aud I'm to lie here on  - my back and starve, am 1, just because you're too lazy to go to the store  and get something*?" ''  , "Yes. sah,. Ma'se Tol; yes. sah." said  Jerry uneasily. "I'/.e jes'r a-gwine to de  sto' now���������jos' a-gwine when yo' call  me. Yes, sah. Ma'se Tol, but���������but de  monoj' done all gone too."  "Money! That's'what is the matter,  is it? Well, why didn't you' say so?  'What do you stand gibbering there for  aud not tell what you want? Do you  think I'm a beggar?'' lie turned over  in feverish haste, .his old hands trembling nervously, and, reaching under  the pillow, took out a large wallet,  which he.opened, displaying a number  of crisp new bills. "Money! There,  take what you want!"  A look of awe came over the"old negro's face; then he smiled as with  trembling hands he took one of the  bills and folded it tenderly. "Yes,  Ma'se Tol; yes, sab. De dinnah be  ready t'rectly." said he. and, bowing  and smiling, he shambled out of the  room.  Two stores, in one of which was the  postoflice; a gin house and a blacksmith  ���������shop constituted the town. One of the  stores was owned by Judge Henderson's former neighbor, who had gone'  out joyfully to fight for the Union aud  had come back broken, one legged, almost a" pauper.  But it was not there Jerry went. He  well knew that his master would eat  no food from that store. So he passed  it by and went ou to the other, where  ���������a busy, practical newcomer did: a general merchandise business for cash.  . "Evenin', Mistah Ross." said Jerry.  to the man Who came forward to take  his order.  "CJood evening. Jerry. How is.Mr.  Henderson today?" asked the proprietor. ���������  "Jec'lge Hihdi'son, sah, am bettah,  t'ank yo'. He am heahty, sah." returned the old negro, straightening up  his bent form and looking with contempt on the questioner.  "Can I do anything for you?" asked  Mr. Ross.  "Yo' kin, salt." responded Jerry, and  he gave his order as if he were speaking to a servant*.  "Yes, to be sure." said the proprietor  when Jerry had finished, "but excuse  hie. xVh. but Jerry, did Judge Henderson send the money? You know we  do only a cash business."  Jerry looked at him for a moment in  r-ilcnce.    "In co'se I  brung de money,"  ;��������� he'said.    "Does yo' t'ink I  done come  hoggin' fo' Ma'so Tol sump'n to eat?"  Tho    proprietor    unfolded    the    bill  ��������� which the old negro  handed him, and  as he saw what it was smiled in a superior  manner.     "Why,  Jerry,  this   is  no  good.     This   is  not  legal  tender,"  said he.    "This Is Confederate money.  The Confederacy fell,sis months ago.  and Confederate notes are no longer  legal tender. They are not worth the  paper they are printed on."  "Ain't no good? Yo' say de money  ain't no good?" responded tlie old ne-  uto. trembling with anger-and disap-  point'inem. "Ain't Ma'se Tol's money  good as any money? Ain't ni3T Ma'se  Tol Hindi "son a ge'm'n? Ain't be pay  tii.s'debts?" Mis- voice broke to a sob  ���������ind tears filled his eyes. "Ain't de  money to buy my po' niarster sump'n  to(eat when he hontrry?"  "Jerry,   you   don't   understand,'1   ex-  olaini-d Mr. Rose. "Confederate rnonev  is, no longer legal tender: Judge Henderson must have sen?'the wrong-bill.  Tell him if ho wills'ond coin or United  States -notes we will be glad to serve  him.'"' ' .,'.'/  ��������� Tho sick man awoke from a fitful  slumber as he heard a step upon the  stairs. For a moment he lay staring  up'at the ceiling and trying to straighten out, lhe tangle in his thoughts.  "Jerry," ho called-at,length impatiently. "You lazy nigger, why' don't you  come on with my dinner? Didn't I  tell you I'was hungry?"  "Yes, sab, Ma'se Tol. heah I is, sah,"  answered Jerry, coming half fearfully  inlo the room. "But���������but. Ma'se Tol"���������  His lips were trembling., and the tears  were streaming down his face.  "Well, -what is it? What do you  stand there ^whimpering like a baby  for?    What's the matler?"  "Oh. Ma'se/Tol," cried Jerry, falling  upon his knees beside the bed, "he say  de Cornfede'cy done busted,- an' de  moncy-ain't no good!"  "The money no good! Sam Ross'said  that?" cried the old mah iu a shrill,  cracked voice. "He's a liar, Jerry! I'll  go, right down there and tell him so."  Me lifted himself upon his elbow and  struggled to sit upright.in bed, but the,,  exertion was too much for his feeble  strength, and he fell back,weakly upon  his pillow.  Then he lay for an hour raving in delirium, alternately cursing the man  who bad refused to take his money  and begging Jerry to-bring his dinner.  The old negro,, remained for a long  time, kneeling by' the bed. moaning  and praying and begging "Ma'se Tol"  just to be quiet, and Jerry would soon  have his dinner ready. - Then a light  broke upon Ids darkness: He arose  and," taking the discarded bill, went  again dowu the road toward the village. He would try the other' store.  No doubt Captain Bob would take the  money, and his master ���������need never  know where the filings .came from.  ���������'Evonin', Cap'n Bob," said Jerry to  . lhe one legged man who came forward  to'moot him.,      '    * (,  "Good evening. Jerry," answered'the  old soldier. "How is Judge Henderson today?" lt  "Mighty po'ly, sah; mighty po'ly,  Cap'n Bob. Gain't somehow eat nufnn',  an' he hongry lail:, too. all de time.  Don' reck'n yo' got nuflin' fo' a sick  man���������no bac'n er co'nmoal er coffee?"  ' Jerry handed the storekeeper the bill |  and stood watching him closely while  he examined it. When he had looked  at it carefully and turned it over and  examined it on the other side, he turned  to the old negro with an understanding look. "Why, of course I have, Jerry; anything you want." said he.  "An'---an'. Cap'n,Bob, am de money-  good?" asked Jerry anxiousbv "Ca'se  Mistah Ross, he say do Cornfede'cy  dune busted an' do money ain't no legal  lindali."  "Sam Ross is a liar, Jerry,, and a  scoundrel too. I'll loll him so the first  time I see him. The money is good for  anything in this store."  lie stumped about noisily on his  wooden leg. swearing softly to himself,  until ho had made up a dozen packages  and placed them on tlie counter���������meat  aud eggs, cornmcal and coffee and  whatever else tho meager resources of!  the small store afforded.  "Jerry, toil Judge .Henderson that I  am idea sod to serve him." said he as  he handed the parcels to the old negro,  "and say to him that I will call tonight  to ask about his health and to break  with him a bottle of the old '42. I'll  wager he, hasn't smacked his lips over  anything as good as that these twenty  years." '  - "Gawd bless yo', Cap'n Bob." answered Jerry, with tears of gratitude  in his eyes. "Yo" am a sho' 'nuff white  man."  "No thanks at all, Jerry���������just a little  matler of business. And, Jerry, wait���������  hero's your change."  When the old negro had gone. Captain Robert Stephens, some time soldier  and gentleman, hobbled back to the  rear of his small store, kicked open, the  stove with his wooden leg aud, unfolding a fresh, new Confederate bill, tore  it into bits aud dropped it inside.  "Legal tender! Legal tender!" he  muttered. "Why, the brute���������and the  old man starving to death!"  A CLEVER CANADIAN.  wails are curiously decorated in all the  colors of the rainbow, caused' by,chem- ' ��������� ,       '���������r~  ical  action.     The  boat is  pushed  into    Evo Bt������(iih-uU Summors. One of the Bwt  the second  and third chambers, drift-j Known <������r isc-v.-,*.>:���������-.>*���������-��������� Wj-m-cii.  ing in ��������� water of a  delicate green  tint '     Many of    Canada's clever-   children  and remarkably clear.'the bottom cov-' live    outside    her   .borders,    but this  orod   with   alga}   of   many   colors  and    does   not dull our infcrest   or.'ioseen  shanes.    Ahead is a black opening'not    ������'-."' P-'hlo  ������--   them.    Among   the nuui-  much   larger-than, the   boat,   through    her is  Kve   Brodlique   Summers,    one  which the ground swell* passes every  few.' seconds, producing a pandemonium of sounds���������groans, roars, sucking,  seething noises' like tlie hissing' o*  steam from some gigantic caldron, ac-  of the .best known newspaper women  ' on the continent, ltd ore her mairiae;o  to Lelaud -L. Summers, .-, wealthy  southr-rner. Miss Brodlique was on  Lhe editorial stuff of the Chicago  Times-florald,  and  a  regular    com ri-  companiod by explosions, come rushing butor  to  "The:   Cosmopojilan,     Fi-uik  forth to warn and appall the mariner, Leslie's Weekly,  and  other prominent  but the boat is pushed on directly after publications.   'After    four    yours     of  the ingress of a rol'lor into the largest ''osting   from    her    labors    she     has  chamber of this wonderful ocean cav- --S"--".-    taken    up  Lhe pen,  and,"   with  oni. It is absolutely dar.lc except at  the entrance, which now appears like  a great star occasionally shut out as  the: waves come rolling in.-���������World's  Work.        - ' "  Appropriate  . Mrs. Sharpe���������They call the bell boy  in the hotel Buttons, I believe.   I won*  siii.li good result, that her siory,  "According to (,)n:.ar," bus earned oil  the ������800 prize; offered by tlie J-rhorl.  'Story Publishing Company oi' i\'c\y  York. There are some fine dot-, rip-  Live paragraphs in '; According to  Omar," which is Lhe story of a woman.'s adventure during the Colorado carnival. For, instance: ".She l.o-  held the rod ball of the glowing Colorado sun'dip   behind   the , round-shoul  der why.     ���������;,'���������'  Mr.   Sharpe���������Probably   because   he's    dered  mountains,  until  only, a' faint  ���������always'off when you need him most���������    aureole'   remained;   then     the     great  Philadelphia Press.  Tl������o   Mni'-nrsiiim. ***���������*  a.  Little    Dot���������1    know   something   my  tone uer doesn't kuoyv.  ���������   Mamma ��������� Indeed!"  What is that?  "I know when the world is ���������eohii-'-g  to an end and she doesn't. 1 asked  her and  she said  she didn't  know."  "Oh, well; who told you?"  "Uncle Jphii. Be said ,the world  would come to an end when- children  stopped asking questions that nobody  could answer."  G or alii i ii e'.s   Pre ft? i-������������ u o������*.  Mother���������If you are a good girl, Ger-  aldine.   1   will-eonsont   that   you   shall,,  have another piece of cake. ���������  Ceraldinc���������1 would'prefer, maw. that    f*'.om a  you  should  make-that   indulgence dependent   on   the   cake's   being  good."  , amphitheatre    bia'/.ud    forth     in  competitive crimson   and  gold,  the  whole  of its   glitter    backed   by  the .--Lately  . glory of the "V'bife Capitol,     .*-���������(added  I  with lights,     amber  and    ruby.     a.nd  ! green,  and   topped  by  a blazing oloe-  ���������  trie star.     Through    the    wide,     cool  street ran  the  ribbons of. light     i'roin  , gaily colored  .Japanese huitoms,  and  from  each     pole    and   overhead     wire  i dangled the  white and, gold  of carni-  Viil flags, ��������� mixed   with   line  after    line  of rose-hued   lamps.     There  had  been  three days of' this���������three'days of sun-  i^sliine   yellow    as    gold-dust,    ciystal  clear as  no  earthly gold     ever     was,  throe crisp nights under   a blue   velvet,  ���������sky glowing  with  polished stars,  and  over the' dark   billows   of  the    mountain range,   the silver  crescent     of   a  young"moon, pure,    virghuil,'    swtm^  i remu Ions.   * ex-juisi ie  single.  People  wlfo  sell   newspapers  in   tho  'streets of Moscow are compelled to appear in uniform. ,  jewel. .It seemed as if nature herself  htxd put, on her choicest decorations  to'grace the carnival.". The " story  gets its title I'roin the fact t'hat  through it runs the philosophy of okl  Khayyam:  ''Come,   (ill     tlie   cup.   .-md   in   the   fire   of  Rjirln--.  ' '"he winter tranncni   of Ropi-nlance llliuj;  Those   who   have  disagreeable   news    T'J*<-- -'inl <>f rune -li.as hut u little w.-ty'  '   ,, ,     ���������       ,*   .,  '    ..   -.,,      ��������� f,.i,*   ���������   lo flutter---and the   bird I* eu  the  win  toll vou always hnd you in.--AVeln- j  to  (sou (."lobe.  A lit n-ni:,  th*.  Ari.ist.'.  -. '       i  A well 'Known arid popular' artist  has arrived in. ilie Jaud Her name,  for the pcrsonilii.ation regards th.ee  of the four seasons of the year iomi-  ,nine classificauon an(j ��������� gra' es, is  .autumn." The evidence .of-her .craft is  on free ordiibitiou to 'all who may  got beyond the ,i'a.uge of falb buildings and- flinty stioet. ' No niillion-  a.i: e's nitmiiicuj-':-- is needed 'to afioul  "tie boon of a glance at., the splendor  of her handiwork. No tariff . iiiLer-  pos.i-s Lo forbid us from sharing the  glories of ihjs Ancient "Mistrc.'-.s of  Color-blen'ihi'g.  Already in she-rural land.-'oapes the  delicate     i ouches  .of    autumnal   con-  "Oh:  ni.iko the moS't  of, what  we ye: nuay  I spend  Before wo, ,too,-into  (lie dust  descend:  Dusi. unto dust, ���������luil under (iv.<t fn-lle,  ' yiins   wine,    sans   .long,   sans   singer,   and  sails end." !  J'rotectjn;*" XturjU l^iiridscupt*.  It is the natural aspect of tlie common rural landscape. , with its spacious soliuudo and ' soothing peace*  that needs to be protected against  the gruesome associations of pills and  their advertisers. This, however, is  perhaps as yet a counsel of perfection. Y\'c m.ust begin by preserving  places remarkable for their natural  beauty, aiKi possibly also places  noteworthy for their historical associations; perhaps in time we shall  come Lo feel (hat the common rural  trust an*  to in- found  by  the lover of     landscape,   tenant ���������ed only  by   the  rur-  Lic at his labor ami the cattle at  their pasture, by the birds of the air  and the beasts of the field, is no  place for an aggressive reminder of  tlie ills of humanity and the pills  wan-anted fo cure them. Let us  think    of     tiie     opening    of     Cray's  nature. The. prevailing tone is still  lhe sooth big green, in an infinite  variety of .*-��������� hades, but the yellow  leaves are numei-'His. -.-.nd tho beautiful reds, ranging from scarlet to  crimson, compel the admiration of  the most mat I er-of-foct observer. Tn  ���������the distance    may     be    found,    under . 121ogy-  favorable aLm-ospTeric, conditions, the    .-,.,,��������� ,. .   ���������    .-,,,,,-   ,  . ��������� , , .   ,      . the Cii-ii'w  lolls  ilie kneJJ  of pa-.-}!*]-; dav.  suggestions ot purple,- whu b the im- -Pile, lowin-r herd winds slowly o'er lhe le"-,  p'-essionisLic school delights lorcprc- '-'he jiloiiirhiui-iu homeward plods his weary  seat in  forest   sketches. j  Autumn is a.    ctsatile artist as well  as a  great  one.    She has only  begun {  to open  her color box.    Kadi succeed  way  .Vinl   loaves  the   world   to  darkness   and   to  lac  ing day   will     unfold   new   beaut ies.--  Minden fu-.ho.  The use of  oin-*. in hog  ia.' on.  skiinmilk  l';i.i;un.'.(i     the  t'e.edjai ��������������� at   the '1 enticssee  Hen so a  RiiotikIi,  "Porpus is awfully good to that new  baby of his, but his wife can't got him  to push it around in hs carriage."  "Why not?"  "He's too fat to reach the handles."*  She Co-.ihhi't Stand  It.  "Why was it that they couldn't got  along together?"  "Oh. he stuttered so badly that she  never'-had time, to'.wait around and get  in   the   last   word."  0:j   the  Shore.  "TTow sweet it would be to live alone  wilh you in yonder lighthouse!" ���������he  whispered tenderly.  "Yes," she murmured abstractedly,  "and   do   light   housekeeping."  ReninrlkCble   Cavern.  Santa Cruz is famous for its caves,  ouo being, without doubt, the most remarkable cavern of the kind in this  country, it is reached after passing a  rough point, Point Diablo, and from  the ocean is seen to be a large black  domelike object at the base of the  mountain. Approaching, the boat is  forced through a thickly matted kelp  bed and enters tho cave, which is now  seen to be made up of several large  and lofty rooms.    In the first two tlie  Horseless  Power.  Grai-'dma���������1 declare,��������� grandpa's foot  is ."-s rood as ni'i automobile!  Gr.-'-'-'pa���������It's hegir.niinr to feel like  an automobile-���������feels as if it might  break down any minute.���������I'uok.  Wii's  In   Practice.  Lady (to little boy)���������What are you  crying for, my little man?  Little Boy ��������� My fa-father has bin  bea-beating me!  Lady���������Well, don't cry! All fathers  have to beat their little boys at times.  Little Boy (yelling still more vociferously)���������But my father isn't like other fa-fathers. He's in a brass ba-band  and bea-beats the big drum.���������Evening  Wisconsin.  } and     consider     whether     such     lines  : could  ever have been written "if    tin;  j poet, musing  in  Stoke Poges    chunb-  i yard, had looked   iu one direction and  seen the    lowing-  herd   winding     past  ( somebody's   advertisement   of   a   patent oilcal-c;  in another,  and seen    the  weary   ploughman   considering     whether   lie   should    buy    some    gaudily  Haunted  oost.rum warranted    Lo    ease  his weariness;   io   a   third,   and   spied  some   garish   board   offering   him     an  oil io       illuminate      the    glimmering-,  landscape as   if   faded   on  his     sight.  Yet the   scene   immortali/C.d   by   Cray  should be    sacred'     to   every   "Englishman, not  because  if  is  singularly remarkable for     natural   -beauty,      not.  merely'because.'it  is immortal i-ed    in  one of  the  noblest  poems  in  the  language, but   l.e:*a!ise  the   sentiment    it  inspired is  the common  characteristic  of every  rural  landscape  in   the coun-  | try with  any  prci-ehce to a chanm   of  J its own.    The   truth     is   that   the  ad-  i vei-t.isement   bounding  as  sui h   is    utterly     incompatible,   with   the     rural  Jundsca-i e as such.    Their'association  at. once strikes   a   discord,    says, Tb,e  ���������   London Times,  which  no  liberal mind  I can   endure ���������   Xot    Urolic.  . riarduppe���������I    say,   old   fellow,   lend  me a hundred, will you?  Riggs���������A hundred what?  tlnrduppe���������-A hundred dollars.   I���������  Riggs���������Oh, stop your joking.  .  llarduppc (earnestly)���������Joking?  I was  never   more  serious   in   my   life.    I'm  broke.  Riggs���������My    dear    man,    you're   not  broke.   1'on'ro cracked!  Two   View8   of  It.  "A poor dyspeptic millionaire!"  Some envious feller hollers.  But who would  for dyspepsia cars  Willi a round   million dollars?  He  Fefllcn.  A masher who lived In Marseilles  Was a winner with giddy fomeilles,  2-Hit a girl from Bordeaux,  "When he popped, snorted, "Neaux!"  i     And it took all the wind from his -seillea.  THE  SNIPE.  Mncli   tend   Ih' AVnNttMl  on   the  Artful  Dod|*cr  nt   Mli^iuitUm  Tl-me.  The ,snipe, properly Wilson's snipe.  Gallinago deliealn. but commonly  known as English , snipe and wrongfully called, half a "dozen other names.  Is. a widely distributed, species, lt visits every sin to at ��������� some season. * Its  northward migration extends within  the arctic circle, while it- is known to go  southward to northern South America  and the West Indies. Comparatively  few of the birds'which move northward from February until .May breed  south of the international line. It is'  quite true there are breeding grounds  at various points of the northern states.  but the great breeding range extends  from latitude 42 degrees north to some  undetermined point much- nearer the  pole than most sportsmen will venture.  Some time in September tlie first  southbound birds pass below tho Canadian grounds, and soon most ,,of ^he-  suitable marshy bits of east and west  have their share* of long billed prizes.  Then begins tin astonishing attack  whieh'extends from ocean to ocean and ,  generally swoops southward from Canada to California. Probably tons of  lead, half of which is wasted, are tired  at lhe artful dodger.���������Edwyn Sandys  in Outing.  Tliat   Awful   Jloy- -J <-.-������-������.<*<-.  Fifty or more years ago "that awful  bey Jones" was the torment of Queen  Victoria's-life. and his.short career iu  public contains a mystery which would  try the met tie of .Sherlock Holmes.  1-1 o was a barber's apprentice who in.  some   unexplained   way   discovered ,a ,-  passage into Buckingham palace, with  which he alone was acquainted.   When  he was first found trespassing, he was  gently   admonished   and    sent' home.  Soon after  he was- encountered .again  in the palace. -Tie would not tell how  be obtained access.   Again he was sent'  home, and again he reappeared.  Once ho calmly admitted that he had ,  been lodging iu the palace for a fort- "  night. Me had laid snug during the  day, sleeping in the royal apartments,  and at night, had wandered from room  to room, helping himself to lhe food  left over from royal repasts.'' lie had  scon the queen repeatedly and indeed  bad never been far from her.  The mailer was considered so serious  that the hoy was sunn'noned before a .  special meeting' of the privy council.  ITe.rofuscd to'give any account of his  secret. Soon after he-disappeared, and  it is supposed* that he'was removed under state protection.        * ���������  ���������   Proinisii-i^   I^or   (Iie'Tenors.  , Three tenors while strolling in Paris  began to talk of their engagements for  the coining season.  "Where are you two fellows going?'.'  asked one.  "I'm going to Rio .Janeiro." answered  one of his companions.  \ "So am I," answered the other one.  "That's very i]ueer,", said the first  speaker, "for I'm going there too."  They then' compared notes and, finding that the same theatrical manager  had engaged each of them, they called  on him and asked for an explanation.  "1 don't see why any of you should  be dissatisfied," be replied. "I've engaged each of you because I don't want  to be left without a tenor,in Rio -la-  noiro. lt is very probable that before  yon are acclimated there yellow fever  will carry off two of you. and wouldn't  1 be iu a nice lis thou if I hadn't a  third tenor on hand?"  TIi<*   Value   of  h  .Stru;*-*i-Ie*.  It is a curious fact in .the history of  nations that only those which have had'  to struggle the hardest for an existence have been highly successful. As  a rule the same thing is true of men.  One would think'that it would be a  great relief to havo the broad and butter problem solved by one's ancestors  so that one might devote all bis energies and time to the development of  the mental and spiritual faculties. But  this is contrary to the verdict of history and the daily experience of the  world. The strugglers. t hose born lo a  heritage of poverty and toil and ,not  those reared in th<> lap of fortune,  have,with a few exceptions, been the  leaders of civilization, the giants of  the race.���������Success,  .A   S������ rstiK'lit   Til).  Little Boy���������-1 say. mamma, says.you"  are going to take sister away.  Engaged Young Man (soon to* be,.married)���������Ves., in ��������� a few weeks she's coming to my home, aud my mamma and  papa will be her mamma and papa.  Little Boy���������I see. Then she'll be your  sister same as she was mine. But. 1  say. don't you do anything she doesn't  like, for, if. you do, she'll bang you  about awfully when your manmia and  papa ain't looking.  me   Usual   Tliiaj-;.  "It was a most romantic marriage." ,  "Indeed?   Was the groom as worthless as all that?"-      Love   Is   Not   Ulind.  "Love is blind," murmured'Mr. Meek-*  ton regretfully. ���������  "That's nonsense," replied his wife.  "When a girl falls in love with a man,  she sees magnificent qualities in him  which none of her family can make out  and which become wholly obscure even  to her in the course of a y������ar or so."  .   t  1.8  I  4  ��������� ^  ���������J  '���������I  i  ���������T.  ���������fl  ;*1  &i  ti &  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  CUMBERtAND, B. C.  "Did you see any sharks when you  crossed the ocean, "Mr. Spifkins ?"  tasked'Miss' Purling.     ��������� \ >  , ."Yes.     J     played,   cards t  'with      a  ���������couple.'" . ���������,       '  VIRGINIA SWALLOWWORT.  ���������   Deafness Cannot Be "Cured  by local applications, as they cannot  reach the diseased portion of the ear.  There is* only one way to cure deafness,.  and that is by constitutional remedies.  Deafness is caused by ,an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Jbais-'  tachian ��������� Tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or iin-  .,perfect hearing,; a-nd .'when .it'-is 'entirely  closed deafness 'is the result, and unless  the inflammation can be \talcen. out and  'this tube restored to its--normal -condition,, hearing will be destroyed fpr ever;  nine cases out of ten' are caused by catarrh," which is .nothing, but an inflamed  condition  of -the 'mucous  surfaces.  AVe .will   give   One  Hundred   Dollars'" for  any case of Deafness  (caused by catai*rh)  , that .cannot he cured  by Hairs'"Catarrh  Curej-  Send   for  circulars,   free.  Address,   F.   J.. CHENEY  &   Co.,  Toledo.   O. , ��������� .   ,  Sold -by druggists, ^7{>c". ,-<, . - -       . ,       ,���������  Hall's Family, Pills a'ftr the-besV. .-,-��������� .--. :  *   ���������        ���������   i  . "So you  wish  to marry my daughter.   .Pb you drink,or .gamble ?'.',  -'���������Well.'",     replied ��������� the"  young .man','  "J/rn willing to-take-a'chance "���������in  the  -marriage lottery.'-'  , ��������� ,   ��������� -    ,     . " '  .  Me'ssrs." U.'C: Hichards"& Co'.'  Gentlemen,��������� Theodore     Dorais.,   . a  '"-customer" of'mine     was-    completely  "cured  of  rheumatism, al'tor  five "years  of suffe'iung,   by^tho Judicioti's , use 'of  ���������"WT^ARpiS "LTNl'MENT.   .__' -  The anovc fact can be verified . by  writing to him,.to-the Parish priest  or any, of .his',.ne.igliborJs.   -. '. _���������" ,"..���������  - ���������'  -- '"��������� \ _    '     "\     A.   COTE.  *'   "Merchant,   St.  Isadore,   Que-,  >T<iLy. 12th, 189,8;_ _^    " "'"V,  **,  /'  If  *>         '  .  ���������*"  i."  *      -*-.  .V  \''.'  Its   Be-mtiful   BIomsoiiin   Arc   I'M trilln  For   Bot-M   and   BuKit.  Honey bees and insects and buys of  less degree find pitfalls and often death  in' the beautiful blossoms of the milkweed, otherwise known as the Virginia  swiillowwort. If these flowers are examined liny sunny day, one will be.  pretty sure to find them decorated with  a miscellaneous assortment of struggling or dead insects, with' their  leys  'fast in- the slits of, the peculiar blos-  . soins. The pollen of this common plant,  instead of -being a powder, as in the  'ease of most .plants,'cohsist-s of sticky,  ivaxen masses hidden within the blos-  "sbhv.-. \-t.hen a visiting insect thrusts,  a proboscis or leg into the opening'of  sivch'a flower," soine of- those masses  stick to it, and the natural course is tor  the. Insect to'lhiy oft' lo another llower  and fertilize this with the adhering pollen. All insects, however, are not strong  enough to.extricate their legs-from, the  sticky places, and'then ensues the slow  torture of hanging there until death or  a.helping hand releases thejn from misery.'" Besides being beautiful,'it'could  be quite a useful'plant if we cared to  develop   its   virtues.    Thus   its   milky  'jdice,contains'caoutchouc. Drown sugar has" been made' from'the flowers.  The, silky hairs of the seeds are serviceable in the manufacture of textile  fabrics, as^ colton ,'is, and a fiber- of  good fTOrility.'-for" ropeniaking limy' be  extracted from the stalk. *."<"���������"  AN AWFUL MISTAKE.  Physician   Prescribes  Nuxyomica  for" a Kingston Lady with the ,  Resu It that She is Para-  \   '." ..   , lyzed.'  ,  , jTJic, women think men' have-no thing  to do, 'arid the men "are dead certain  the woirneri. haven't.'��������������� '  ,     ��������� "*���������' ,  ' There is more  gar den'-than iu  work in, the-  the-care of  care .ot  twins- *  Minard's Liniment is the best;.  Tt is   easier, to , hear..of  than* to"'see it.  .good*  ���������luck  In  the  can  men  on  the  cars.  early morning Leeds work-  travel five miles for a penny  municipal .electric   .'tramway  "-'A" DIN-NEK PII-T,���������Many port-ons 'a lifter'  excruciating, agony after partakioq, of ~n  hearts*   dinner. -The   food' partaken , of   is  -."like" a'!ball'of lead upon the stomach,'.and'  instead   of  beinc  a  healthy  nutriment ' i,t  ,.becqme*3   a   ppvisqti. to, -the   System.      'Dr  CPat-melee's 'Vegetable fibs are wonderful  correctives "of Such troubles. They cor-  correctives of such, trouble-?. .-They correct-acidity, "'open .secretions and convert  the food partaken of into healthy nutriment. They are iust the medicine to  take if one is troubled with Indigestion  or. Dyspepsta. v   "��������� -.���������,- " '.   V  The London  Silly Seuioii.  ."Always -at   the",-beginning   of   August,'' says Sydney'Brooks, "the,editor  of each  London daily casls about for  a.  subject that -will  'fetch'' the  great  British -^pubjtic and .fill*, the: correspondence column,  such as  'Is  Marriage a  failure?' 'The .Decay of Domesticity^'  "English    Versus"   American.   Women,'  ���������'Why '���������."'rjon't'"- Vofing '-'���������dieiiv    Marry V  jShquIch:.Women- Work**.* or-*'Are. We  ,;improyidentV    ��������� A'"'member.' of the  pa-  yp'er's stdff-* 'will'-write a"-'letter ��������� to the  editor opening -J,ho ball.   Another member'will; reply to him.'  Instantly from  Claphani  and   Brixton  and ,throbbing  provincial  households  there* sets  in a  ���������"Steady   stream , of ' letters���������all   genuine  and argumentative and  for  the  most  part quite  appallingly earnest.     It  is  a  most curious  phenomenon,  such,   I  suppose, as no'other country can show,  -iuir' thousands  of    men    and" women  ��������� these ..annual discussions  would  seeiri  to be their-oue Chance of- really opening  their , hearts   and   -minds, to   the  world,' and'a   very  strange, spectacle  they'make,when opened, the minds especially.'   No"-oue who really ���������wauted  : to ��������� study -EuglanU could ' ignore  these  debates. "They throw more than a little light -on the English character and  the average English' intelligence."   ,  A. Thrilling   "Experience 6Kesuiting ���������.from?  a, Doctor's   Uluntlor��������� "Fortunately   Site.  -    -Recovered and tells tho .Storyr of" the  -whole Incident.  -���������  Kingston. Ont., Nov. 30th (Special).���������That Mrs,, E'l Lake, of 112  Clarence "street, this city, ir* alive  to-day, is. a niat.tpr for wonder. She  says:-���������" ������������������'-���������-  "My sickness, w-os brought about'  by overdose of Strychnine, prescribed  .by a physician. -It brought1 on'Kara-  lysis affecting" my jeft side, brain>  arm and limbs.'  "T   was    perfectly    helpless   and   it  was   impossible ..for   mu   to   raise, mv,  ���������    ,       ���������>   ��������� -' - /��������� -,  vie    Oats  Delicious  flavor.    Free  ���������   ',     -        Put   up' in  from hull*.     Warranted Pux������.  all, sized   packages.  Hungarian  but 'skirl   and  ���������I'l.-"*. treat-  left limb or open my finders. "I got no  sleep   and   often   when'   J" dosed    my  eyes   remained   open.     1   had   not   the-  power to close my eyelids."  '���������I suiTered almost continually,with  headache. >        ���������      ".>.���������*.  "My brain felt as though .it was  .too large' for lhe skull. My appetite"  failed and 1 became very eiiuiciated,;  indeed, 1 was nothin  bones. / .,  '"I; was* three years u  nient, many physicians having ,'nie  under their care, but without avail.  At last I became discouraged aud  pave up all treatment.  . "While reading a paper one day 1  noticed a 'testiniprrv -of one who was  cured  by Podd's'Kidney 'J^ills.,   . ���������  "My* sister procured-'"'mu' a',box of  the pills and 1 -started' on tliree piils  three times a day. 'I'sooir'began-to  experience a cha-nge ;for ..lhe/ better,  wh'ich continued i*nt.il 1 regained the  use of my arm, hand and limb-. My,  he'adaehe-also ceased and my appetite returned. '���������:..���������  "From this I soon picked up.fiesh  arid strength until 1 was sis' welf"'as  ever. '     ' ������������������-��������� -���������������������������   -  "1 thank God and Dodd's Ividney  Tills for my health for by prayer, and  this wonderful remedy, 1 was cured,  and have remained'' in good health  ever since, although this, was over  five years ago."     - -,.*,���������''-  As now'manufactured.   The great FAMILY' FLOUR.  ,  Insist on getting "OGILVXE'S/'^aa they arji'better than the Beat*.  "'.NO   JE  ���������gW^H^-^^-^^^-^^^^^'-l,^���������  MhMlM^tios&who use '"���������>- *��������� a  :,.-,    ���������*:<-^i'-������:<*rv.'Mf-: {--.��������� .*,' kf*i'    .  ���������: . , '    '  ���������    *a ' ������������������- '- ������������������ <-t;   '.' '',*������������������'     ','    *__     ' '' -  *   _____ '      ___             ���������,;&.-���������*!>'������������������'���������  /-A*"   *.']-  " *'*   *" -.,',-���������( ' ��������� ���������      -  f^jbulomopiniori:  fl/iem all."'** ������* *���������  "Mamma,"'   said    little    E-thel    one  Sunday  morning,   "if  I  lose  mylvcer-  .,tifiGate - of- bap"������i5m) - will I" ha%~e to" be  born all  oA"er again?"  . "The. .Glasgow- itnd1"  railway cQinpany now  layers' double  tii^io  for  ������������������Sundays.    '   *       ',    ���������  ���������  So nth- Western  :pay their plate  working  on  .,-"T, wish you -liad broken the news  rnore-goiiUy;" -sighed the editor, 'as  the office .boy pied the first page by  di'o'pping the form down a flight of  stairs."     " ...  - CliineNC  "Etiquette.  --Tlie polite China rha'n \vill always voter .to  himself ,rjn  deprecatory   terms.  This' trait Vf-'Ch-ftiese etiquette is aptly  ���������expressed in one of their own tales, in  which a visitor is represented as call-  ���������'���������Jrig in* his'West clothes And seated in  tthe. reception room awaiting the arrival of his host.   A rat that had been  , prying in a jar of oil on a rafter above,  frightened ;ic.the intrusion of the caller, ran away and in^sp doing upset the  Oil jar,'which fell on the" visitor", saturating ta'is'-el-egi'iiit robes with oil. Just  as the face of. the,.guest; ,-was purple  willi nlge the host entered, when the  .'proper salutations --were performed,  after-which the guest*proeeeded to explain the situation, "As I entered your  honorable apartment and seated, myself, under j'our honorable beam 1 in-  .advertently terrified your honorable  rat, which fled and upset your, honorable oil jar -upon* my insignificant pcr-  -soii. which is the-reason of'my "contemptible appearance in your honorable preseuce." -,      -,  Kicking a man wl)nu, ho is^down is  one way to make hiin get up���������bub-itl  isn't always safe to do it.' '       " '   ..  ��������� There nre so many couph citres-on the*  market, that it is soxieth-nes-, difTicu-JI, to  tell which to buy: but if we had a cou^h  a cold or any affliction of '-.the;.throot .or  lun-^s, we would try Tlickle's' Anti-Consumptive Syrup. Tho,se -who have-trierl  it think it i.s far ahead of all other",,pre-  .par&tions . recominendbd' for . 'such* complaints.' The little folks like It* as',it'-!is  as  pleasant  as  syrup. ,       t   '       ,,     \  ,. The first day that a "girl gets her  new pic"tures -home from,- -the photographer's she doesn't .do -anything  hut-look at tHetii,, and wonder, if  the-y are "good."  T. H.  EVIETCALfE & GO.  Grain and Commlssipn Morohents.- ',  Highest prices paid for -tvh.eat, oats, Mr-,  'ley or llax i������-������ar!6ts. "Wire or -write ������n������  for prices before sollinj*;,- Liberal iv-lvan-*-  cetr inacle on co*nsijciiments"aii<t handled  on'.eoiumrission. * IA censed and'-I*o-h<ied.'  "?. O. ISotc 50O, Wliuiipej-, M������n. ,:>..'*  IMPERIAL MAPLE SYRUP  The q-iin.ltty-.'s'Ui.nilarc'l 1'totix   Ocean   to  Oeeun;   Your money back if not ��������� >at-  l������factor y. - -. - -  ROSE St ������AF:LA*>I"M,"E, Aptu., MONTREAL,  ; HALCYON HOT SPRINGS  JB A ^IITARI O IN/I  A,^������-*s>-ww: l-.-������-k*������, b;..<0-' ,   " , 'C. I     ��������� (  ^ .1.1,-^- .  -- ���������-.,-*.-' -������l '    * - -       -1  - Situated midst scenery nnrlvalled ,for  gti>ande-ir. The most complete health r*>  ���������sbrt 'on the continent of "North America.  It������ baths cure'nil Norvou������.'.and BIu������c*a-  lar diseases." Its -waters heal all Kldnay,  ILiv'er'and Stojnach' ailments. ^  ,  They are,a never-failing remedy for all  Rlieriinatic-troubles. , - '  ^EflMPrf-* |15 to- $18 per '-track,  aecordin*  to" raaideace in Hotal' or Villas. .  40/ /iAzJ  l������ *4  as  t  In addition to his age, an old  man  becomes fearfullv lonesomer .  ���������  ' Lifebuoy Soap���������disinfectant���������is strone-  lv recnnmeiidecl by the medical profession n-5 a ������safeguard -asainst. infectious  diseases   '  Finn leathers  lived 'birds.1-  are, apt to', make short  .V woman never knows "what it i.s  to lovo imt.il she has a daughter over  fifteen vea'rs* old.  '<  CJossip  ne-> er  dies;   people  are  gossipimig  about    Lord   -Byron  his  wife,   although   they' never  in  this country,' and have been  a gieat many years.'   ���������     '��������� ���������  still  and  lived,  dead  Miurd'r Liniment is best Hair Rsstorer.  ," The taste for cigarettes on the part  pf the people of India is becoming  ���������more -marked every day. In some  parts of Bengal* the peasant at , his  plough'may-be seen" smoking'his cigarette, which is generally "of *tho  cheap  American kind.  WAKE   UP   BABY!  ACTS GENTLY  :.   Or*  JJVER  AND  CLE,  0>:  THE  EFFECTUALLY*  CO  *pt%$&\  ���������OVERCOME^  &  Ol I UAL -***  permANENTOi!  ITS tototJP^eefSXS  IJnjusttTy   T-nnlihetl.  A friend of.iuint- returning to camp  after a day's shooting, says a writer  iir Navy aud Army, suddenly came in  sight of u big she* hear with two cubs  following in single tile proceeding  along a ridge, the forms of-the three  being sharply silhouetted against the |,  sky. Tt was a very long shot, but he '  determined to try it, so drew a bead  on the oIdlshp, bear and lived/ The result was curious. The procession  stopped,-- tlie she hear scratched "herself hastily, then turned around, and,  "regarding the cub immediately .behind  \vith. gr.'tve disapproval, boxed its  ears soundly and then went 'trundling  on -along- the ridge, evidently" under  the impression^ that her* frolicsome- offspring had been up-to some unusually  objoctiouable tricks.  Mes&rs."Xor"thrup '& Lyman Co, are the  proprietors of\Dr. Thomas' Eolectnc'Oil.  which is., now being* .- sold, in immense  quantities tiirbtiEfliout the Dominion. It  is welcomed bv tiio , .suffering invalid  everywhere with ���������emotion,.-' of delight,*, because it banishes pain and fives' instant  jrelief. This valuable specific'for*-almost  "every ill that flesh is heir to." i.s valued by tlie sufferer as more prec-i'^is than  pold. ft is "the "elixir of life to manv a  wasted frame. To the farmer it i.s indispensable.and   should   be in  every  houst-.  By the" time a 'man gets old en ouch  to talk well he has learned the value  of not  talking  at all.       . .  buy the -oEnuiise ��������� man;f.;d,by.  V?  -KY.    .<        ��������� CAL.     Cq *    N.V.   T  fOff'SALE BYftU DPU6GI5TS. PRICE 50e.'PER BOTTLE.  " Satlrlcnl. ���������'  - "Did you'k'now;" said the young man  ���������who tried to pose as a" handy volume  of ihfp.rmatiou, "that there was a time  ' *whqu it was considered a crime for-a  maii.to kiss'his w-ife on Sunday?" :  "Indeed!" rejoined Miss Cayenne.,  "And now there are. a number of instances in which it would probably be  looked oh more as a penance."  Tlie  Stopover  Wo   Tronblc.  .- nennepeck���������Do our tickets allow us  to stop over?   " '      * ��������� -:       ���������  ��������� Mrs. Hcnnepeck-^-You can'stop over  anywhere you like. The trouble will  all come when you get on the next  train to continue the trip with the  same old ticket.  Tn some parts of Russia C.'ermam 'i'S1  now compulsory in schools in place  of French.  Whi-n'  rest for  bor for  the" church   is   an    arbor    of  the. rich it cannot be a har-  the refuge of the wrecked.  The   highest  as   at   least   3  that is 6.000  Everest.  mountain   in   the   moon  5,000     feet   in   heighth:  feet higher  than Mount  ���������"Prizes" with common soaps  are dearly paid format the expense of clothes and: hands.  A   "tfe-w   Gumc   for   -JIot.lici-8..   .  -���������   ������ '       - , *-"  liabv's awakening ought to be look-  *-> -z,    ,  t.'d forward to' as - a pleasure, hot  dreaded as a scourge. Tie should  awaken bright, merry, and full of  fun, refreshed by sleep, ready for a  good- time.  How-  many     mothers    "dread     his  awakening  howls,   knowing   -that-   he  will keep everyone miserable until -he-  goes to. sleep again or gets his*_-food.  These 'cryiny  fits   are   the   terror    of  eveyy[ inexperienced mother. Mrs. Ga-  br*i'ckTUi-rnes,   Six Mile "Lake.  Ont .  is  a  mother   who ���������ha'B.-.'learnoil  how   this  trouble fan  be best met, -and. writ.es,.  us "as''fo"tlo\*\s :      ".My "baby   sufTerecl  much ".from     iTl-di^i**stwion,'" iiitd' "was  cross /-.-..nd   restless.     I   pave   h rut'several medicines,  but they did  not he-lp  him. ..J...thrn   got   a   box   of     Baby's  Own Tablets and  they helped him almost at once,  and have done him so,  much  uood that  f would not now b'e  without   them.      J     can     recommend'  "Raby's -Own   Tablets   to   all   mothers  as .the.be"st. medicine 1 have ever used  for   chifdren."      These    TabUH-^    are  guaranteed   to" contain   no   r--:iie   or  harnitul   d-'tig'and  can  be gnVn* with*  absolute    safety    t-o,-tiie     yohngest;-  woakest   infant.      Sold   by   all   druggists or sent by mail,   post. pl'i.i.d,. ,a,t-  25  cciits" a Tiox  by  writing  direct  to  the     Dr.    ���������Williams'     Medicine     (^o.,  Brockville. Ont.. or Schenectady,Nr.\'.-  SAYS MR.1UCINACICAR:-  ���������'W'bat a terrible .case of cigar n-mrdert  How pleasiuit it Is to'loolc like "me and  also .l^uyefHiat |ilQ6.s-.veqtllavp^.-aud lovely aroma."  " . *   '        "  J   --       *���������-    =***KA.Xt7V-XCTtfREI>  TX    "  GEO. Fi; BRYAN'& CO^...:... WINNIPEG  The Countess of 'Airiic "and -Mrs.  Wauchope have lpft for South! Africa,  to visit the gra"vos''-of their husbands.  t-  Minard's Liniment Cures LaGrippe.  Torn i j-s  lose sympathy with  men   is  to  .siitfcess'-wit-h-them.    "  Sni.alJ -A-ic-^ffi may lj'e fordable one  a tiine.^buti.Lhi'-j. -sxicni. unit-e'into  "-inpassable  river.  atari.  '   Active   service  saves   many   a   .man  from   foolish   fears   and'speculations.;  .REDUCES  Aiite for the -Octoson Bar.  Mrs. Celeste. Coon. Syracuse, N. Y...  writes: "For years I could not eat  many kinds of food without pi-oducimr a  burnin<r. excruciatine pain-in my stomach  T took I-'armelee's. Pilis areordine* to kir-  ections'under the . head of -Dyspepsia or  Tndipcstion.' One box entirely cured me.  T can now eat 'ij.nythinp:' .1 choose, without distressing mein the least." These  Pills *'do not cause pain or gripinp.. and  should he used ��������� when '��������� a 'cathartic is' required. ���������   ;��������� ���������-.'���������'' ,���������'  ��������� The sugar on  satan's ' pills  may' be  very sweet; .but it is very-thin:'-  Are vour corns hnrder to remove than  those..t.1int .others have lind ? Have thov  not' htid the'-samei kin'd ? ITn ve thov not  been cured 1>V ITollowav's Corn Cure ?  T'rv-.a'. bottle.*      '    "  "KEtPlftW''=r  Endorsed by boat English m������>dlo������IJourn������t������.  Supplied to Britt.ah soldiers In .South Africa.  For all Throat and Oland Troubles, Lamps,  Abscesses, Old Soros, Ulcers, Felons, Stela  Diseases. Eozoma. Pimples, Stiff Joints.  Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sprains, Bruises,  Piles, Cuts, Sore Feet, Pleurisy.  Sold by Drug-gists, *5o.   Try it once.  ^Vhen.'wehear of a man performing,  a    brave    action    we   wonder    if  the  story  is  true;   we  know  of' so    many.,  cowardly    tricks    being    done    every.  day.. ;���������'������������������-'       - ���������   ���������  When  religion  vice it will  run  ceases   to  go   to  ser-  to superstition. ������������������'  DRUNKENNESS A   DISEASE  and, can bo cured at  TH^ KEELEY INSTITUTE  133 Osborne St., Winnipeg.    Established 1880.  Over 300"6bO cures.   Don't bo deceived   if you  want a cure    Take  Tlie Keel**y   where  yon  are-troated by a qualified physician.   Correspondence strictly private.  VuT.    i\a.    <LJ,    B%S.  -405.  Ol  iSB r  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription $1.50 ayear, in advance  M. JB. Bn&erson. BOitor.  X& Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get copy in by  9 a.m. day before issue.  The Editor will not be responsible for the  views, sentiments, or any errors of composition of letter correspondents.  Job, Work Strictly, 0. O. D.     r  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  DELEGATES TO OTTAWA.  ,        The Hon. Messrs Prior aiid Eb-  , erts left Victoria en route to Ottawa  on the. 17th inst., where they will  confer with the Dominion Government on various important matters  affecting the relations of  the Dominion and the Province of British  Columbia,     The following subjects  will be discussed at,the conference:  ���������Chinese and Japanese immigration; the right of the Province to a  '  larger share of the revenues arising  out* of   the   Chinese   immigration  Act; the fisheries;   the encouragement  of   shipbuilding   in   British  ,. Columbia ;   re-adjustment   of the  lumber tariff ;  Financial relations  of lhe Province with the Dominion;  co operation of the Dominionwhh  the, Province :.in   railway development in  B.C.;   settlement,of the  Sonjihees Indian Reserve, and the  re-adjustment of the boundaries of  Indian  Reserves';   the right of the  Province to administer the minerals  under Indian Reserves;, the salaries  of judges; amenduientpLthe Naturalization Act, so.as to prevent.fraudulent'  naturalization  of   aliens ;  claims for compensation in connection with- quarantine along international boundary line;.and other  matters of minor import. ; Premier  Laurier has arranged to meet the  Premiers of the different Provinces  at Ottawa on the 27th January.  A Provincial Mining Association  has been organized in Victoria,  which is intended to embrace in its  membership representatives of every  phase of the mining industry  throughout, the Province. The citizens of Union will no doubt be  communicated with on this. important matter.  The "Times" gets after the High  School examination in a very decided manner. This paper has  always contended that the, present  school system has too much tendency to cram; Even if there was  time to complete properly the study  of all subjects given in school (not  mentioning exams.) the strain on  pupils is too great. Thefsystem is  a pernicious one.  MODEL OF SHAMROCK III.  The Clyde correspondent of the  Field is authority for the statement  that Messrs Denny Brothers, Dumbarton, are well forward with the  placing of the frames of the Shamrock III. The work of superintending the construction of the yacht is  wholly in the hands of Mr Fife, the  designer.  As is well known, the Shamrock  III is being built of mild steel, and  she will be painted from keel to  rail instead of being polished, as in  the case of her predecessor.  The new challenger will probably  show a considerable difference in  design from the more recent type  in respect that- instead of the long  fin and fiat floor the hull will have  an easy full section. In point of  fact, the departure is'in the direction of providing a safe, Ptrong and  wholesome yacht in place of a rac  ing machine.���������Coast Seaman.  TEA  DIRECT from the GROWER to the CONSUMER  C. J. MOORE. Sole Agent  Bob Strang , and , Billy McLean  spent their holidays travelling  through.B.C. arid Sound Cities, On  account of our not having made due  mention of the fact, they presented  us with the, following fiery ultimatum, upon receipt of which we  hastened to explain, that as, their  0 <  account of the trip was somewhat  unintelligible, and that we imagined they hadr placed^ their good trotter u No Good " for several coming  events, which fact they desired kept  secret, we had thus' delayed the  mention until assured that it would  be welcome. Needless to siy, the  ultimatum'was vetoed upon our ex-  plahation, especially when, they  knew it was difficult for usto. find  their money to return:���������-  Cumberland, B.C.  Mr   Anderson,,��������� Please   discontinue  sending Cumberland  News, and refund  our money.'  Strang & McLean.  Comox Assessment. District:  NOTICE   IS   HEREBY   GIVEN., in  accordance with  the Statutes^that  Provincial .Revenue Tax and<all assessed  Taxes  and  Income Tax, assessed' and  levied   undei   the Assessment Act and.  amendments; are, now due   and payable  for the year*i903.   All taxes collected for  the Comox. Assessment District are due  and payable at-riiy office, situate at Cumberland.    This notice, in terms of Lawj  is  equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  Dated at Cumberland 2nd J any., 1903.  JOHN BAIRD,   ,  ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR,  Comox Assessment District,  Cumberland Post-Offire.  7*i-'o2.    4t.  THE FOLLOWING IS A  STATEMENT  OF THE  Receipts and Expenditure  FOR THE PUBLIC and niGH SCHOOLS  for the year ending Deo. 31, 1902.  Receipts.  Govt. Grant Publio School, $4056 30  ���������������            ���������������    High School, 100 00  High School Fees 57 00  Rent, 3 00  City Council, . 490 00  t  $470(J 30  Expenditure.  Teachers' Salaries,  $3900 00  Insurance Policy, (3 years),  150 00  Incidentals.  271 40  Janitor,  256 00  ���������'    '��������� '              ���������  ���������- ���������'         ���������  $4577 40  High Sohool Fees due,  812 00  Balance Cash on hand,  128 90  Total,  $140 90  Thomas H. Cabby, Secy.  January 10th,  1903���������Audited and found  correct.-���������F. A. Anlky, Auditor.  MUNICIPALITY, OF  THE CITY0OF CUMBERLAND.  Statement of City Treasury  DECEMBER 31st,  1902.  Receipts.  January 1st, 1902.  Balance cash on hand, $15 14  Traile Licenses,  , 1875 00  Real Estate,       '"    ��������� ' 1118 00  Scavenger Account/ ' 893 25  Road Tax, 328 00  Sidewalk Tax,                          ( 103 80  Dog Tax,                    -' 34 00  Scale Account,'                              -    113 50  Police Court, 160 00  Hall Rent, IT 50  Brown's Estate, 39 75  ll                        1  )                     -  $4697 94  Expenditure,  ���������  Election Aocount���������-Elect ric Light,  $   35 90  ������������            "       1902,  40 50  Refund Road Tax,  8 00  Ca-ih Advances to School,  490 00  Subscription to Band,  30 00  Donation to Coronation Sports,  25 00  Premium on Insurance to Septem  ,  ber 1st, 1905,  53 90  Municipal Buildings, - ��������� ''  910 40  Isolation Hospital,  41 85  Sundries,                  ���������-  37 43  Audit Account for 1901,  10 00  Premium on Clerk's Bond,  0 00  Office Account,          '"���������    -    ���������  31 30  Advertising Account,  ' 38 65'  Street Account,  39 00  Sidewalk Account, *"'"'  251 S9  Fire Protection Account,'     *  ���������  9 95  For Dog Tags;,  4 Oo  ���������Tool Account,1        '���������������������������"  8 05  Drain Account,               J-          ,  90 69  Cost3 Morrochi's Suit,  106 18  Scavenger Account,  8  10  Horse Feed and stable Account,  101  60  Street Light Ac'oount.  63 86  For Scales, -  118 00  Health Account,  111 0U  Refund Waller & Partridge's Fine  >,    28 00  F. McB. Young's Expenses,  16 50  Sundries,  9 25  Brown's Estate,  39.75  Hall Account,  44 10  Clerk's Salary to Nov 30th, 1902,  220 00  T. Banks    ���������-  715 00  R. Hornal ���������-           "            "  755 00  J. Abram's salary to Deo. 31st, '02, 180 00  -  $4678 35  Balance Cash on hand,  $19 59  Outstanding   Accounts   due   the  City to Dec. 31st, 1902 :���������  From Taxes'  $254 60  "    Sidewalk Tax,  46 35  "   Scavenger Account,  .  82 25  Total,  $383 20  Outstanding Accounts against the City,  $862.87, with Yarwood'a charges re Morrochi's oase not in yet.  I hereby  certify  1   have  examined  the  books and found them correct.  Respectfully submitted,  F. A. Aslky, Auditor.  Cumberland, B.C.,  January 10th, 1903.  To Cuke a Cold in One Day take  Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets,  All druggists refund the money if  it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box.    25c.  52t    14 1 03  Start the New Year Right  and it will End Right.  /COMMENCING  SATURDAY,  JANUARY 3rd,  "1903,  I  ^-- will cive with every dollar's worth purchased a PREMIUM TICKET valued at 10 cents. These tickets are  redeemable in Books. Keep your tickets and as soon as they  amount to the price of the book you want hand them in and  take the book free. This is a grand chance to gpt a Good  Set of Books without costing you a cent. * The Price of the  Books is from $1.75 to $4.00.       Call and see them.  A  Fine Assortment  of   Cutlery   and    General    Hardware  RECEIVED AT THE 1   MAGNET        CASH        STOKE  Pocket Knives, Table Knives and Forks  Spoons of all kinds, Scissors, Razors and  Clippers,   Tea  Trays,   Meat Choppers*   &c  WASHING    MACHINES.  Msnmir Avenue,  Cumberland, "IB;  Cold Storage:  Air   Dry  System..  O r facilities for Storing Perishable, Articles are now  c nplete. Eggs, Butter, Game, Fowl, and Meats of  kinds Stored at Reasonable   Rates..... ^ri,-i. ,v.'..."..- ..  $10-  1 - t -f*   -i  WARD will be paid for information leading to the  con- ,  0 ��������� ������-    -.'      .   -      -      ���������* ���������*-** .  viction of pejpsflns appropriating or destroying our Beer,Keg������ -  UNION   BREWING CO., Ltd.  Phone   27. DUNSMUIR STREET P.'O. Drawer   45,  fiizers  For Orchard,  Field and Farm,  Highest Grades,    Best results obtained from their u?e.     Adapted to all  Soils.    Suitable fur all Crops.  ANALYSIS   AVAILABILITY & SOLUBILITY strictly guaranteed.  Government. Analysis   of Standard   Brands   shows   them   to   be  above per cent of pl.ant food claimed.  Standard Formulae.   ,'.'..',.'  Brand "A"-For Grass,   Hay,  Grain,- Truck and General Farming     <  Brand "B"��������� For Orchards,. Berries, Potatoes, Roots. Hops or any crop whe-fe  Potash is-lar^ely needed.  ���������        , .--.,.:' " .-  Brand "C"���������For Crops on  Peaty .-Soils, Clovers,   Pease,   Beans   or   wherever  ��������� ���������-��������� Nitrogen is not wanting.  We also carry a complete stock of   Muriate  of   Potash,   Sulphate   of   Potash  Koinite, Superphosphate, Thomas  Phosphate and Nitrate  of   Soda. '  7  For Piiies, Pamphlet and Testimonials address  Victoria  Chemical Co. y Ltd.,  VICTORIA,    B.C.  STANLEY H. RIGGS-  31 12 02  NOTICE IS  HEREBY  GIVEN  that application will  be made to  the Lgeislative  Assembly of  British   Columbia at its next  session for an Act incorporating a company  co  be  known  as the    " British Columbia  Northern and  Mackenzie  Valley Railway  Company," with power to construct, equip,  maintain and operate a hue  of  railway of  -*uch  gauge,   method  of   construction  and  motive  power as may be  decided upon by  the said Company with the approval of the  Lleutenant-Governor-in-Councll from Naso-  ga Gulf or eo-r.e other  convonient point at  or near  the  mouth of  the Naas River in  British   Columbia,  thence  by way  ot  the  Naas and Stikine Rivers to Deuae Lake and  thence by way of the  Dease   River to the  Northern boundary  of the   Province, and  from a point at or near Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek: also from Deaae Lake or some  convenient point on its line south thereof to  the Eastern boundary of the Province, with  power to connect with or  make traffic  arrangements with other railways;   also to  build   and operate   steamships   and   river  steamers, to construct and operate telegraph  and telephone lines, to acquire water rights  Mid exercise the rights of a power company  under " Part IV" of the "Water Clauses  Consolidation Act, 1897," to accept bonuses  or  aids   from  any  govern ment,   municipal  ��������� orporation,   company   or  individuals ���������    to  generate electricity for the supply of light,  heat and power, and to exercise such other  p->wers and privilege* as are incidental to or  necessary to the beneficient carrying out of  the above undertaking.    '  Dated at Victoria,   B.C.,   December 1st,  1902.  24 12 02    6fc  CHARLES R. LUGRIN,  Solicitor for Applicants.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application will be made to the Parliimeat of  Canada at its next session for an Act incorporating a company to be known a* the  "British Columbia Northern add Mackenzie  Valley Railway Company," with power to,  construct, equip, maintain and operate a  line of railway of such guage, method of  construction and motive power as may he  decided upon by the Company with the approval of the Governor-General-in-Conncil  from Nasoga Gulf or some' other convenient  point at or near the month. of the, Nate  River in British Columbia by way of Ike  Naas and Stikine Rivers to Deaae Lake and  thence by way of Dease River to the confluence of the Liard and Mackenzie Rivera, and  from Deaae Lake to Telegraph Creek and  from the coufluenee of the Liard and ' Mao*  kenzie Rivers by way of the Liard, Polly  and Stewart Rivers to Dawson; Yukon Territory; also from Dease Lake or some convenient point on its line South thereof to  the Eastern boundary of the Province, with  power to connect with or make traffic arrangements with other railways; also to  build aud operate steamships and river  steamers, to construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines, to acquire water  rights and exercise the rights of a power  company under"Part IV" of the ������������������Water  Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," to accept  bonuses or aids from any government, municipal corporation, company or individuals;  to generate electricity for the supply of light,  heat and power, and to exercise such otimr  powers and privileges as are incidental to or  necessary to the beneficient carrying out  the above undertaking.  Dated at Victoria,  B.C.,   December 1st,  1902.  CHARLES H. LUGRIN,  Solicitor for Applicants.  24 12 02    8t  STRAYING on Harrigan's Farm,  a Yearling Heifer, black and tan  back, and white below. Owner  may have same by proving property and paying expenses.  Reliable Lady Agents wanted to  take orders for the Best Custom-  made Dress Skirts and Walking  Skirts in Canada.    Write quickly.  Dominion Garment Co.,  Guelph., Ont.  k 3 12 02 Box, 209.  ���������k  'i  Vl  1(1  Ml  f  I  a/A  <M  4  ���������1  t  ���������j  1  Hi  ������  M  a  ,1 ii  I**1  ������i  \  if-  *.\  1.1  "M  ������������������H  ���������"'I  ������������������; f-s  k

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