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 s  I  ������  4-   / ���������  ���������*,,-, ,,^*-^w*r������wy-p-^^ iiw J* ^-.t-^..-.* .^.^ r^.,^^-^.  ��������� ���������-V-.^ *���������*-������������������������������������ .*rgiJa.V.*B- ���������^���������������������������������������������^������������������-������������������vVwi-..,*?-^.^**^^  :V^ ���������J-5^.Jj������-l-raintftef*.M -p   ���������������������������-;"|  EIGHTH YEAR.  y CUMBERLAND,. B/p* TUESDAY,   JULY '. 3rd-\ ,1960.  ���������������  L    >       1  -"P-l1*  ������������������������������������ iill^Wll     Wfl  WE HAVE STILL  A   FEW  lousesapd  AN ENJOYABl^BEVJENING  'ir  TELEGRAPHIC   NEWS \ LOCAL items,  *..������..> - I * J '" ���������^M"*^-'*M'W**'*  -WHICH MUST  BE  SOLD*  v  Groceries*,    f  Ogilvies Hungarian Flour'in 98   lb   ,f  sacks, for $2.50 per sack. if  A 1 gallon can of apples for 40 cents, as   cheap   as   -||  fresh fruit and no waste. J||  Raspberries, Strawberries, Huckleberries   4  Y /      {\   6 Tins for SI.OO; t        \ ��������� .   (|  , /To those who wish   to   pay  their accounts ' in   3������.-J|  days, viz: from pay-day we allow a discount of 5 ^ per  ,cnt 0:1. gr ocenes;  SIMON    LEISER,;  Cumberland.  ��������� I  , 1 ;1 -  Nich911es*& Renoisi'Ld. s  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  '   -HAUD WAKE, MILL "AND , MINING . MACHINERY,  Yt    AND-FARMING, AND   DAIEYING-.IMPLEMENTS,  ' -' sOF^ALL^INDS;'    .-.,,    y/' '   ,. :.'^ ��������� '*  "' '     ���������    * .'  .Agents fpr'Mcp^nn^ %i.:>'r .. ���������  Write,for priced and particulars. \P.,0. praVeV'56'3:,, .������ ^^^  ������������������-,*--'      : * ,*- -"'      a'*s.-_,- .<^. ,  -- -"V *������������������'".  -  ;���������-���������/*���������.'     *   "'"    "   /_  isS^^Se-st^i-^-^^ ������*-2*B'<^,*=--������������^^  NA  1  I  w.  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English Linoleums   -  --.-  6. 9 and 12 feet wide from 50c. per square yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard.    Our range 'of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  Wetter Bros,  VICTORIA, B.   C.  i  r  -^ V"T  C. J. "Moore s.  The Strawberry^Festival, which  wai given by the Ladies'  Guild   of  of Trinity Church, in   Cumberland  Hall last Mondays -was well attended   considering   the   state   of   the'  weather.    It being-' cold   and   wet.  As stated before,  the   original   intention was to have   held the affair  in Mr. Roe's grounds if the weather  had been warm-enough,  but   with  ' remarkable precision, rain began to  fall on Sunday and'kept up  intermittently   during  ; Monday,   thu������  spoiling what woulcl  have  been   a  pleasant garden party,    a  novelty  inCumberland'.However, the change  to    the    hall    was   not    without  some advantages, aiid  certainly  to  judge from peoples' after   remarks,  everyone enjoyed" themselves   immensely.    The fruit   was   scarcely  up to the standard' owing   to   lhe  quantity of   rain which has   fallen  lately, robbing the . berries of much'  of much of theirrflavor.  Regarding,the" cpneect. all did so  we.1 that commen't;vvould be.ill ad-  vified. Three new; singers in our  public were']heard:'that nighty for  the first time. ; 'Two ladies,' Miss  Rippon aiid Miss/ Flo McDonald,  and a geutlemarr, the Rev. Mr.  Gray, r and- that;' these acquitted  themselves fatuously was evident  . from the-genuine applause which  greeted their-several performances.  Three little'gVrls,y Mi-s LillieGr-iut  Miss Queenie 'Abrams and Miss  Charlotte-Mouhce, "showed, fcy their  peformances" -on 'cthe piano, - that  they are promising musii ians.  On Mesdanied Coilis, Raie, Beck  man;,   Ramsey;!/Grant,   v Moore,.  O'Brien,    Misses"'-i Horbury     arid;,  Abrams- dev.pivVd; the task of   pe,  'parvfig^and-'diapenfing   thelrefresn-.  .nientW-'Thi.mus%Uimpart wasvat--  tended to by Mebdaihes'  C His and  Anderson.    To Mr. Segrave thanks  are   due for the loan of   the   piano,  and Mrs. Piket uf the Cumberland,  with her usual kindness, did all   in  her power to assist in the Hall.  FoLpwing is the programme:  \  TEA SETS  CHAMBER SETS  We have a few left and must clear them  out at Bargain Prices. Crockeryware, Glassware, Tinware, Agateware, Woodenware.  Hanging Lamps, Hall Lamps, Table Lamps  etc?, etc., at  Chairman, Rev.  Mrv Gray  Instrumental���������Violn, Flute, Cornet  and Piano���������"The Bellman,"    Messrs A. Anderson, jr.   Anderson, Muidock  and   Mrs,  An-   derson.  Song���������"Anchored,"���������Rev. Mr.Gray  Piauo Selection���������"General Clayton's Grand March,"���������MissMiller  Song���������"Auntie,"������������������..Miss Bertram  Piano���������"March of the Guards,". ..   Miss Bate  Recitation���������"Battle of Magersfon-  tein,"   (very   good)   Miss Laura   Abrams  Comic Song���������"What do you think  of Hoolhan,".. Mr. R. McGregor  Piano Duet���������Polka, "Valliance,"..  , Misses Lillie Grant   and   Char-  . ...lotte Mounce  Vocal Duet���������"Life's Dream is O'er"  . . . Miss Rippon and Mr. Segrave  Intermission.  Instrumental���������Violin,   Flute, .Cornet and   Piano .."Ornament  Waltzes,". .Messrs  A. Andeason,  jr., Anderson, Murdock and Mrs.    .Anderson  Piano   Solo���������"Handicap   March,"  ,.'....;��������� Miss Queenie Abrams  Song���������"The Ship 1 Love,"   .... .............-Miss Rippon  Mandolin and Banjo���������" High  School Cadets' March,". . Messrs  ......... Segrave and McGregor  Song- "I Fear no Foe,". Mr. Purdy  Piano Selection���������"The Blue Bells  of Scotland,"... . .. Miss Bertram  Song���������"Pauline,".. Miss McDonald  Comic   Song���������"Whistling   Rufus,"   Mr. Segrave  God Save the Queen.  ' London/July ~U��������� Gen. Botha is  showing increased activity. His  patrols cover wide stretches of I  country approx. near the British  outpobts and engage in ^skirmishes  while larger bodies threaten to be  caught by the return blows ��������� which  the British promptly seek to deliver. Attacks of this sort were made  on Friday last -at Pinaspruit on  Pole Carew and ������at* the Springs.  Generals Botha and Dewitt are  seemingly,operating in combination. Botha is reported to have  devided his forces into two parts,  one moving west and other to  the South to try effect ad juncture  with Dewitt.  Boer circulars are out exaggerating the Chinese trouble and urging  the Boers* to rejoin army. Lord  Roberts and several co-operating  columns are still out within - striking distance of ��������� Dewitt. Colonel  Colviile has been' ordered home.  New York, July L���������The' four  great piers of , the ' North German  Lloyd's .ship line weie totally dis-'  troyed by fire this afternoon. The  large passenger steamer Saale, the',  large freight and passenger steamer  Bremen and the Main, a l������rge passenger steamer. All Ocean liners  were burned to the waiter's edge.  Humbprg-American1 steamer Phoe-  ���������n'.^,-passenger steamer, burned to  the' wate'r's>dg*';:- Kaiser Wilhefm  Der Grose's, bows, badly scorched;  Campbell/StOrage Warehouse,1 five'  'big^buihHngs.five^stor*ies,hlJghburn-  ed. Loss, $10,000,000; over 200  lives lost. Eight .baiges, 11 coal  boats burned or suiik. * Fire started in some bales of cotton on one  of the piers. L >ss of lives not yet  known, but must have been frightful. Passengers who came on  doomed vessels slept on board and  when ships caught fire were, seen  waving frantically from port holes.  Ships could not be moved away  from   wharves   owing    to   intense  heat.  London. July 2.���������Official despatches received by the consular  body at Shanhai by an express cable dated Shanghai, July 1: Confirm the report of butchery of Baron Von KettJer, the German Mini. -  ter, on June 18. He was riding on  Legation Street when he was attacked by boxers, dragged from  hishor������=e and killed, his body  was hacked to piece? with swords  The German Legation and six other buildings were burned and a  number of servants of. the legations  were killed and their bodies thrown  into the flames. There is very l.i-  tle hope that any foreigners are  left alive in the capital. Execution are being reported daily.  Hong Kong, June 30.���������The U.  S. battleship Oregon is reported to  be on a rock south of How - Kee  light.  1   ��������� ;'A  Mrs, H/Eiggs 'presented Stanley  with a pretty little girl Saturday.  Both w,ell.  John' V������eto,   -an Italian   miner,  was injured Saturday ;n N.o.   4   by ,'  fall of rock.    He is improving.  Fred Pickard, Soturdaj, got  caught between a biulding and.No,  5 engine, and sustained a severe  squeeze.   He is getting on all right,  Rev. Mr. Hicks, by special request takes this parish for another  year.  We regiet that the elder Mrs. Roy p.'  is suffering considerably   fromr the  effects of her accident, ��������� ,  ���������  ������ ������������������ i'  Report' is current that R* ���������Valsh - - ' ,"';  who went to Atlin from here last t,Y."!'*���������?  year has had his leg broken" in '' -���������''  three places. ���������,      , , ,    '���������  F, Chalmers and Miss Maggie ''*"  Piercy of Denman were' last week Yyj  united in matrrmony by the - same ' - ���������'-���������i$  Rev. Gentleman.     ���������   '     " ��������� ���������    *. ' * ���������*"' TY^L>  ' We have noticed 6eyeral'jamiliiir>V;i<jl  faces within the last few" days' pt"Y,r^%  persons who have been'^ away; andVi vv;fg  .returned., Mr. Jos'. * "Daniels,''] ������v }f'0  "Mr. E. Walker,, Mr. Mcliellaii^and;"'^!  several others. -, \   :l:i': ' k>1$$  William Anthony^ is suffering, $&  froin burns'caused by .ignited gas' ^������f  in No. 6 shaft, Wednesday evening;';;^.  Though deeply burned, about }heY\tgig  head and hands he is, notdin 'danv^^  ger. His Chinese help,- however^;, f;^  was injured severely/     '"���������    r: ; '' Yy^m  STINGY.  There is a man in Texas so mean  that he will not give his children  a middle name because in writing  it they will waste ink; nor will ht-  allow anyone to inflate a bicycle  tire on his farm becaube it uses up  some of the air over his land. He  goes behind a tree to look at his  watch because he is afraid someone  will ask him to give the time of  day.--Cottage and Castle.  - v^.*1  ���������/erely  Private Whitely i%&&&   olV.env^  'teric  fever   in   Africa. ;->yictofia8������g^|j  death roll now is; Blanchard, .Scottfjl'^  Maundell,  ' TTodd'.''' Somers';'' an4-|<i^j  .Whitely. -;The last^namedy^thougV^^1  he enlisted -in' 'Vancouver,^'VV*8'",1 *'"rS'?  >' -������al  '>'?'l  Mr. D.Roy and Miss," Stewart^ V  Nova,Seotia were married on the:>' ^'  26th inst:1 at the residence of ijthtf^.-J  bridegroom. The ' ceremony wa&J/|t  performed by Rev. Mr. D.odcls' of " j  this plac������. The News wishes, thai\r  young couple long life and happi-  ness.  The Italian   battleship   Regina     '|  Margherita in course, of   construe^ ..  tion at Spezia, is  13,500 tons, wili; ^  carry'the extraordinary heavy arm- ���������  amentoffour 12-inch, four  9-inch  quick-firers, twelve   6-inch   quick-  firers,   a*-d   eight    14-pounder������.���������',.  Coast Seaman's Journal.  NOTICE.  Any person or persons using any-  language as defamation of  character will be prosecuted according ta-  law. (Signed) P, McNiven,  Nanaimo, B. C. June 29th.  The   following    little     missive,  written on scented  note, was found  under our sanctum   door   Wednesday:  "Dear Matrimonial Editor, News:  A*-? I have had several proposals lately, and have refused  them all, in spite of the f-ct that  some were from most eligible and  handsome young bachelors, I  have been called-by csrtairi spite-:  ���������ful old maids a 'flirt:' N<.w  I distinctly deny       ih-j.a  and   offer   to   your      sympathetic1  ear my  real   reason   for   refusing,,  which were'my   fears that the pr*-  pus������r*i would not fulfil the requirements given in   the  accompanyi-  verse.  The husband that I mean to get;  Must be weil stoied with    r;cn.eav  Good-Matured  willing still to let  Ilia dear wife wear the���������trowt-e *  Yours sincerely,  /<���������-, By OUTCLIPFE HYffE.  rCopyrieht. 1S9S. by the Author.]  "I should have thought you'd been  " Jong enough at- sea to know your, business by this time," said Kettle unpleasantly. "'D'you think that every steamboat that trades has a .brand new Har*  land & WoUr?"  "Well, " said th-i mate, sullenly, "I'm  Waiting to bo taught."  "Pass the manilla round the combing  ���������of the after batch, and yon won't come  und tell me that's drawn while this  steamboat stays on the water top."  "Aye, aye!" said the mate aud stepped into his slippers and shuffled away.  Captain Kettle walked briskly to the  center of the upper bridge and . laid a  hand on the telegraph. He gave crisp  orders to tho Jascar at the wheel, and  tho Snigou moved in perfect obedience  to bis will.  Ahead of him the great slate colored  liner lay motionless on the oily sea.  Her rail was peopled with the anxious  faces of passengers. Busy deckhands  wore stripping away the awnings. On  the high upper bridge were three officers in sun helmots and trim uniforms  of white drill, talking together anxiously-  The little Saigon curved up from  astern, stopped her engines and then  with reversed prop-dler brought up dead,  so that the bridged of  the two steamers  "We can't hold her!" he roared.  "Were level and not more than 20 yards  apart. It was smartly done,'and, as Kettle-* had intended, the Germ una noticed  it iand commented. Then began the barter of words. *  "Howdy, captain!"   said Kettle.    "I  hope  it's not a funeral you've' brought  up' for.   .This  heat's   been  Has  it   knocked  over one of  j6engers?"  very great,  your paa-  ,'A large,   bearded  man  made reply:  ""We  haf  seen a slight mishap rnit der  --machinery, captain.   My ingeneers will  .-mend."  "Oh, that's all right! Thought it  might be worse. Well, I wish you luck,  - captain. - But I'd hurry and get steam  ��������� on her again if I were you. The breeze  'may come, away any minute, now, and  ryou'vo the shore close aboard, and  . you'll, be on it if you don't get your  ��������� -steamboat under command again by  ' then and have a .big loss of life. If yon  .get on the beach, it will surprise me if  ryou'don't drown all hands. "  Captain Kettle put a hand on the telegraph, as though to ring on his engines  '���������again, but the bearded German, after a  preliminary stamp of passion, held up  his hand for further parley, but for the  moment the opportunity of speech was  taken from him. The passengers wer������  either English, or, for the moat part,  understood that tongue when spoken,  . and they drank in every word that was  said, as Kettle had intended, and now  they surged in a writhing, yelling mob  at the foot of the two bridge ladders  and demanded that assistance should be  hired, let that cost what it might.  There was no making a hail carry above  that frightened uproar, but the German  shipmaster ravod and explained and  reasoned for fully a dozen moments be:  fore he quelled it. Then, panting, he  came once more to the end of his bridge  and addressed the othor steamer.  "Dose bassengers vos nervous," said  he, "because doy thought dere might be  eome leetle rain squall. So I ask you  how mooch vould you take my rope und  tow me to Aden or Perim?"  "Phew 1" said Kettle. "Aden! That's  wrong way for me, captain. JRed sea's  where I come from, and my owner cabled me to hurry and get to Zanzibar."  "Veil, how mooch?"  "Well, say ������100,000, as your passengers seem so anxious."  "Hondred   t'ousand    teufelsl    Herr  ���������Gott, I haf not Rhodes on der sheep!"  "Well, captain, take the offer or  leave it. I'm not a towboafc, and I'm in  a hurry to make my passage. If yon  keep me waiting here five minutes longer, it'll cost you ������120,000 to be plucked in anywhere."  The shipmaster on the other bridge  went into a frenzy of expostulation. He  appealed to all Captain Kettle's better  feelings. He dared him to do his worst.  He prayed him to do his best. But Kettle gazed upon the man's gesticulating  arms and ligtened to his frantic oratory  -unmoved.    He lit a   cheroot and leaned  clearness   their  exact  position.     Close  his elbows on the white railing of the  bridge and did not reply by so much as  a single word. When the other halted  through breathlessuess, even then he did  not speak. He' waved his hand toward  the fearsome heavens with their lurid  lights and pointed to the bumping  thunder, which made both steamers  vaguely tremble, and he let those argue  for him. The clamor of the passengers  rose again in the breathless, baking air,  and the captain of tbe liner had to  yield. He threw up his arm in token  of surrender, and a hush fell upon the  scene like the silence of death.  "My gompany shall pay you hondred  t'ousand pound, captain, und you haf  der satisfaction dot you make me ruined man."  "I have been ruined myself," said  Kettle, "heaps of times, and my turn  for the other thing seems to be come  now. I'll run down oloser to you. caD-  taln, or do yon bid your hands heave  me a line from the fo'c's'le head ns I  come past. You've cut it-pretty fine.  You've no time left to get a boat in the  water. The wind may come away any  moment now."  Captain Kottle was changing into another man. All the insouciance had  gone from him. He gave his orders  with crispness and decision, and the  mates and the lascars jumped to obey  them. The horrible danger that was to  come Jay as an open advertisement, and  they* knew that their only way to pass  safely through it���������and even then the  chances were slim������������������was' to obey the  man who commanded them to tbe ut-  ���������terniost.  ��������� ���������       ���������*���������      , ���������        ���������        ��������� ���������  The connection between the steamers  had been made, the snaky steel wire  hawser had been hauled in through a  stern fair lead by the Saigon's winch,  and tbe old mate'stood ready with the  shackle which would link it on to the  manilla.  The heavens yielded, up an overture  like -the echo ; of, a. Titan's* groan.  "Hurry, there,.you slow footed dogs!"  came Kettle's'voice from tho bridge.  The lascars brought up the eye of the  hawser, and Murgatroyd threaded it on  the'pin of the shackle. Then he cried,  "All fast!" and picked up a spike and  screwed home the pin in its socket. Already the engines were on the move  again, and the Saigon was steaming  ahead on the towline. It was a time  for hurry.'  The  air. thickened and grew for the  moment, if .anything, more hot, and the  tornado  raced' down  upon   them as a  black wall stretching far across the sea,  with white water gleaming and churning at its foot.    It hit the steamers like  a solid avalanche, and' the spindrift in  it cut the faces of the men who tried to"  withstand it as though whips had lashed them. '   ,  The cooly quartermaster clung -on to  the Saigon's wheel spokes, a mere whisp  of limp humanity, incapable of steering..  or of  doing anything else1 that required  a modicum of rational thought.  The little steamer  fell   away before  the blast  like a shaving in a dry street.  The tonnage of the tornado heeled   her till her  lee scuppers spouted  green water, and  she might well have been overturned at  the very outset.    But  Kettle   beat   the  helpless Jascar from his hold and spoked  the  wheel   hard up, and   the   engines,  working   strongly,   brought her  round  again in a wallowing circle   to face the  torrent of hurricane.  She took five minutes to make that  recovery, and when she was steaming on  agaiu, head to the thunderous gusts,  the tale of what she had endured was  written in easy lettering. On both fore  and main decks the bulwarks were gone  level with the covering boards; the  raffle of crates, harness casks, gangplanks and so on that a small trader  .carries in view to the sky had departed  beyond'the ken of man, and indeed those  lower decks were scoured clean to. the  naked rusted iron. The port lifeboat  hung stove from bent davits, and three  of the cooly crew had been swept from  life into the grip of tbe eternal sea.  Cortolvin fought his way up on to the  uppar bridge step by step agaiust the  frantic beating of the wind and without  being bidden relieved at the lee spokes  of tbo wheel. Captain Kettle nodded  his thanks Tbe Saigon had no steam  steering gear, and in some of tho heavi  est squalls the wheel threatened to take  charge and pitch the little shipmaster  clean over the spokes.  Amid the bellowing roar of the tornado speech, of course, was impossible,  aud vision, too, was limited. No human  eye could look into the wind, and even  to let it strike the face was a torture  The sea did not get up. Thecrestof any  wave which tried to rise was cut off remorselessly by the knives of the hum  cane and spread as a stinging mist  throughout the wind. It was hard indeed to tell where ocean ceased and air  began. The white sea was spread in a  blur of white and green.  . The big helpless liner astern plucked  savagely at the Saigon's tail, and the  pair of them were moving coastward  with speed. Lsft to herself and steaming full speed into the gale the little  Saigon would have been able to maintain her'position, neither losing ground  nor gaining any. With the heavy tow  in charge she was being driven toward  the roaring surf of the African beach  with perilous speed.  It was possible to see dimly down the  wind, and when Cortolvin turned hi>-  face away from the stinging blast oi  the tornado he  oonld   understand with  astern was the plunging German liner,  with her decks stripped and deserted  and only the bridge officers exposed.  Beyond was the cotton white sea, and  beyond again were great leaping fountains of whiteness, where the tortured  ocean roared against the yellow beach.  Thirty minutes passed, each second of  them brimmed with frenzied' struggle  for-both man .and machinery. The tornado raged and boomed and roared, and  the backward drift was a thing which  could be measured with the eye.  Then the old mate heaved himself up  the  bridge ' ladder by laborious inches"  His clothes were whipping from him in  tattered ribbons, his hat was gone, and  the grizzled   hair  stood   out   from the  back' of  his head like the   bristles of a  broom.    He  olawed   his way along the  rail and   put his great red face close to  Kettle's ear.  - "We   can't  hold  ber!"  he  roared  "She's taking us ashore.   ��������� We,,shall oe  there   in   a   dozen minutes, and then it  will be 'Jones' for the lot of us."  Captain Kottle glared, but made no'  articulate reply. If ho could have spared  a hand from the wheel spokes, it is probable that Mr. Murgatroyd would have  felt the weight of it.  STOWAWAYS AT SEA.  THEY BRING  LUCK TO SAILORS AND  RAGE TO  MASTERS.  Tto rk  -.D)  HE  WAS  EASY.  The   Moral  to   TIiiH   Little   Story   Im.  "Don't Met.V   ,  -Talk about your 'easy marks!'"  said a Chicago turfman. "I heard of a  case out at the track the other day  that really beat the record. One of the  professional touts that haunt the  ground got- hold of a pretty verdant  insurance man who lives here in town  and talked him into putting up $200 to  ��������� bet on a 20 to 1 nag that he swore had  a lead pipe cinch on the lirst^race. The  tout went to the betting ring ostensibly  to place the money, which, needless to  say, he" really put in his inside pocket  and brought back a 'fobney' ticket. ,  "But that's ,only the starter'. After  delivering the fake ticket he sat down  by the. victim and remarked casually  that he wished it would rain.,  " 'You see, this horse is dead stuck  on mud,' he said, 'and if the track' was  only a little slushy we would have a  double riveted certainty. I've sent over  to the paddock to see whether it can't  be fixed.',  "What d'y' mean?" asked the insurance man in surprise.  . "/Sh-h!' whispered the tout.    'Here's  my.man now.'    '  "Just then a sporty looking.individual .rushed up with a great air of mystery.' 'Well, it can be done- for $25.' he  said.' * ��������� ' ,  ���������   , ���������    -  "'Give, him $25 quick, old-man!' exclaimed the tout excitedly. 'This is for  getting the stretch wet.' '   "  "On'the spur of the moment the Insurance chap handed over the cash.  . " 'Now just wait,', said the tout, and.  sure enough in a few minutes a sprinkling cart appeared and wet down the  track, as is always customary before  the first race.  " 'What did I tell you?' cried the tout  gleefully.. 'We couldn't lose now if our  borse went to sleep!' Just excuse me a  minute till I tell that fellow to lay it on  good.'  "He-flew out of the'grand stand,  picked up his side partner and in almost less time than it takes to tell it  the pair were in a trolley car headed  -for Royal street and dividing the $225  swag. .  "Tho poor sucker waited patiently In  the stand and was overjoyed when his  horse by something next tea miracle  actually won the race. . Then he presented his bogus ticket, and they say  the language he used after the bookie  tossed it back was a caution to boa constrictors.  "It was nothing*, though, to the remarks of the two touts when they  heard in town that the,20 to 1 shot had.  landed."���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  Age Told by Teeth,  VMen's ages can be told by their teeth  as accurately as horses," said a Franlc-  ford bookkeeper over his luncheon. "I  have found this out by my intercourse  with salesmen. They come Into the office, stand at the little counter, and  when the proprietor is not in They, entertain me a weary while witii accounts of their business skill and merited success. Having nothing to do. 1  watch their mouths���������'their mouths that  cannot, be stationary.  "Up to tho age of 28. I have lea mod.  a mau's mouth closes and opens like a  child's, and what teeth aro displayed  are the upper ones. At 30 tho lower  lip becomes loose, and the lower teeth  are as much shown as the upper tooth.  At 32 the tops or edges of the lower  teeth are blunt, but they are still white.  At 34 the upper teeth don't show at all.  The lower ones' edges then are a pale  brown.  "And so on. as the years go by, the  lower lip droops m'ore and more, the  lower teeth become shorter, and their  edges grow, blunter, thicker aud darker. I have often wondered why it is  that the lower teeth wear down in this  way, while the upper ones don't do it.  and why only the upper front teeth decay."  When Discovered, These Vaer*rant������  of tlie Ocean Have a Hard Time  and, It Is Whispered, Even Pay For  Their Temerity With Their. Lives.  They call them "stowaways" in the  ship's logbook, which is a mild way of  expressing the muffled curses that go  with them down to the sea. There was a  time when stowaways were hanged, a proceeding that, according to all* official accounts, has not materially reduced their  numbers. To protect the shareholders of  her triple expansions and compounds  England deals quite severely with the  chaps who steal free passage. Russian  master mariners have boon known to flog  them unmercifully, and Italy makes them  wish they never were born. America  gives them a good scolding, threatens all  sorts of punishment and ends up by pitying them.  .'Human nature was always weak, and  the miseries of the stowaway are. many.  If "the average sailor had his way, every  ship coming and going would be filled  with uninvited and penniless passengers,  aud even spring beds would be provided  for their comfort. There is, of course, a  reason, avcII founded or otherwise, . for  this. The average tar firmly believes  that disaster cannot overtake a vessel  which has a stowaway on board.  There are any number of reasons for  the fact tbat sailors consider a ship with  a stowaway on it to be perfectly safe.  One authority on marine superstitions  says that a stowaway who was discovered on a ship before sho sailed was  promptly put ashore by the officers. When  he .got oh'the pier, he shook his fist savagely and said:  "I'rii glad you've turned me off your  rotten old ..tub! Neither she nor you will'  live to see Christmas day, while I shall."  This ship never turned up. according to'  the lore of the beach combers, and from  that day to this a stowaway is always  lucky aboard ship. That the officers of  the majority of ships do not share with  the tars in this common belief may be  judged from the tough experience of some  of these impecunious tourists. The American immigration authorities view a stowaway in much the same light that a pauper immigrant is considered. It is mandatory on the master of a ship bringing  a stowaway to the United States that  he, as the first agent of the owners, be  personally responsible under the penalty  of a heavy fine for'the stowaway's deportation. This law is not calculated to  put the master mariner in a happy frame  of mind, and ho treats the unbidden passenger .as he .thinks he should be treated.  There' is no doubt., that some [have received very severe'handling from irate  skippers, and it is even hinted that stowaways caught on board have been brutally beaten, put in irons and flung overboard at night in midocean.  Countless numbers of stowaways have  died in their attempts to cross the ocean.  The average steamer has many dark  holes in her big interior, and, uotwrth;  standing the fact that a ship seldom  ,leaves port without a search being made  to see that no unauthorized person is on  board, many succeed in eluding detection. It is only a few years since one of  the regular liners arrived here .with the  dead body of a stowaway in her hold.  He had rapped and hammered on the  ship's hatch without avail when the ship  was outside sight of laud and had starved  to death.  In another instance a man hid himself  in a chain locker, and when the anchor  was hove up he was crushed . to death,  the noise of the steam winch and the rattling of, the chain drowning his cries.  The British steamer Maroa arrived in-  Penarth Roads some years ago with the  body of an unknown man which was  found in the bunker hold. It i.s supposed the man surreptitiously got ou  board at Havre. A man was found dead  under the main hatch of one of the National line steamers on her arrival here.  It was shown that be died of starvation  and suffocation. In one of his pockets  was found a novel entitled "Doomed on  the Deep." Still another case is.that of  a man who hid himself in the forepeak of  a steamer bound to London.- While she  was proceeding up the Thames river she  was run into by another steamer and was  cut out to her collision bulkhead.. The  stowaway was crushed to death.  Many women have stolen passage  across the ocean. When the Dominion  liner Mariposa was totally wrecked ia  the strait of Belle Isle, in September,  1895, the Allan line steamer Austrian  came along to rescue the passengers and  crew. In making a roster and searching  the ship" two women stowaways were  found." The Pacific steamer Monowai,  on a trip to Sydney from San Francisco,  ran into a storm the first day out. As-  her master. Captain Carey, was descending from the bridge to go to breakfast ah  11-year-old girl as pale as a ghost and  dreadfully seasick approached him.  "I know I have no right here,"'she said  to,the skipper, "but I want to go to my  mother, who is in Australia, and I am  willing to work for my fare."  The girl gave her "name as Rebecca  Levy,and told the captain a straightforward story. She said that her' father  had failed iu business in San Francisco  and had sent his wife and two smaller  children hack to their home in Melbourne.  He died alter that, and she had slipped  aboard the ship to get home to her widowed mother. The law compelled tlie '  captain to enter the fact in-the logbook,  and when the other passengers heard of  this they raised a purse for her fare.  This they gave to the captain. He sent  for the little girl .when'the ship reached  Sydney and handed her the money that  the passengers had subscribed, saying as  he did so:  "If the British board" of trade or any-  'body else wants to find fault because you  came as a stowaway aboard this ship", let  them find fault with me. I've got a little  girl of my own, and she doesn't cry when  she'gets money either. Goodby. and God  bless you!"  When the passengers" cheered him as  they were'going ashore, Captain Carey  turned-to them am1 said:. "You mustn't  think I would not flog a full grown stow-.  away. I .wo-rtld. That isn't troubling,  me. though. Tm thinking of section 313  of the merchant shipping act. I'm afraid  they'll make me toe .that seam." But  they never, did.  - In nine cases out of every ten the-  stowaway has outside aid in secretins:  ��������� himself on board a ship. But he is loyal  to his host, and there are few instances  where he has betrayed him.' That's the  it:-ly feather in his cap.���������New York Mail  'ii'' ^-syr-^sB.  THE  HOME  DOCTOR.  Oily medicines can easily he taken  from a spoon that is very hot, as" the oil  slips off quickly. .r  Bathing the face in hot water every  five minutes for an hour will sometimes  cure a cold in its first stages.  Those who suffer with eczema can often obtain relief by ap'plying lint wrung  out of cold water or lead lotion to -the  affected parts. Only nourishing and-digestible food should be taken.  THE ART OF WAR.  With an 8 inch heliograph mirror it is  possible to  establish communication  between forces 1S3 miles apart.  ��������� A force of 10,000 men which'can cover ���������  25 miles iri the day is stronger than aw  force of 15,000 which can cover only 15.  Cavalry, when marching in sections���������  that' is, four abreast���������occupy as exactly  as possible as many yards as there are  men in the force.  Novf We Have a New Word,  "Dear.'me," exclaimed Old Subscriber, "the paper seems to be made up almost entirely of essays and editorials  today! There's practically no news  in it."  "It must have been Sheldonized,"  suggested Constant Reader.���������Chicago  Post.   My Heartless Lady.  Ily lady is a heartless jade.  Of heart tbe minx ia wholly free.  Yet she's a sweet and gentle maid;  , You see, she's giv'n her heart to me.  ���������Philadelphia North American.  ask  Too Practical.  Ethel���������Did  Joe  Cose  seriously  you to marry him?  May���������He did.  Ethel���������Whatever did you say?  May���������I told him I despised practical  Jokes.���������Philadelphia North American.  WORN  OUT  SOCIAL  Terribly With  Pains   in  the   Head  and  Nerves, Sleeplessness   and   Loss   of  Appetite---No   Relief   Obtained   Until   She  Used   Dr. Chase's   Nerve   Food.  Mrs. Young   Suffered  Back, Exhausted  Teacher���������Well. Johnny, if yon can't  spell "pilot" perhaps you can tell me  what it is?  Johnny���������Why,    I    p:uess    it's    a   lot  where  they  pieplant.��������� Philadel-  In all Miohigan there are few ladies  better known or more universally admired for her sterling character and  broad sympathies than Mrs. E. H.  Young, No. 214 Greenwood Ave.,  Jackson.  She is a leader among the "Lady-  Maccabees," the "Lady Foresters,"  and other fraternal* societies- and for  the benefit of her suffering sisters  makes the following statement:  "My social and other duties in connection with several ladies' fraternal  societies had drawn so much upon my  strength that I found myself all run  down in health. I was very nervous,  had no appetite, could get no real rest  or sleep, and suffered much from pains  in the head and back. I tried mauy  tonics, but could get no permanent-  relief from them.    Finally I purchased  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, took two  boxes as directed, and found it a perfect cure for my trouble. Its action  was mild and effective, and I believe it  to be the best treatment in the world  for nervous troubles and for building  up the system." ���������;       *,  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food'is of inestimable value,-as a restorative tp overcome the ill effects "of artificial winter  life. It fills the shrivelled arteries  with new, rich blood, strengthens the  nerves, and gives new life and vigor to  every organ of the body. 50 cents a  box, six for $2.50, at all dealers, or  Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  For cold in the head and catarrh  there is Dr. Chase's Catarrh Cure.  For throat aud lung troubles Dr.  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine, each 25 cents.  - <\  n  *  na  m& ..,-��������� -���������.���������������������������-.. -t~���������frrr--  ���������**gTj*-fr)'Mg*g*-*^*fi'p*'-*T^  MM������cj-.-ir'iary-������---n^^  -w^Jt-aaU.-faiwri^^rratfB/16-ai  teae/ansxjsssxa  ars-xs-tttiSi'-aiy'Ui^  4/>  3C  ON THE  MARCH  i*  fa  i  Down the canyon of the street,  Hear the muffied marching feet! -  Hear the thousand throated hum  ' As the soldiers nearer conie!   " '  Eagerly the people crowd, ' ,  Faintly now,'and now more loud,. ���������  While we listen, breathless, dumb,/  Comes the droning of tlie drum.  ��������� .Ar ' -������������������ -'��������� ' '������������������-  .-Jtfarchingjdown the western light/-   '<���������  Bursts the'column oh our'sight!  Through the myiiad golden motes  ���������==i~*  Splendidly our banner floats! - . '  Then the sudden swelling cheer,  Voicing all we hold most dear, '  Wondrous, welling wave of sound  Till the whirring drum is drowned!  .     -���������.   -.   .       *     *'���������    ���������  Now the marching men have passed.  We have watched them to" the last  Till tlie column disappears  In a mist of sudden tears.  Loves and hates before unguessed.  _ Tremble in the troubled breast,  Loves and hates and hopes and fears  Waking from tlie sleep of yenis.  ,,  -,    \    ,.   ���������-Herbert Muller Hooking.'  Hri^HrM'iHrMrf-Hri^  How a Man "Who Failed at Many  Things Was a Great Success  In a Sing-le'Role.-  BY GREENE   Tj. ELWOOD.  From a worldly point of view my life  had   been   a   monotonous   succession   of  knockdowns until  I  made the acquaint-  '  arice of Leopard'Hardm'an.-  I -was, giving an elaborate account of  my ill luck to a friend of my college days  and imploring himtrto help me to a situation suitable to my attainments. < Gilbert listened sympathetically. When my  ���������story was'finished, he'thought.awhile'in  ,' his quiet way and "then said, with a peculiar smile:  "Kent, old boy, you have had a tough  time-6fit, but don't despair.    I am going  ��������� 'j to give *you,a,, letter to Leonard Hardman,  a  capitalist...whom1 I   know   quite   well.  ���������,   He is a-good man.   Go'to him and relate  your story just as'you have to me, and I  think he will be able, to do something for  ' .' you. .He asked me to find him "a man if  *. I could, and, I think you will please him."  "Do you mean that J am to tell him all  " about my���������my failures?"/1  asked in as-  ', tonishment.  -,- ��������� -"Ceijtajnly;  tell   him   everything.     He  likes candor, and if you don't make him  understand  that you   have made a  bad  ' mess of  business ' heretofore; 1   doubt if  he wil'l" want you.".  A queer situation, to be sure. Gilbert  gave' me the letter, and 1 lost no time in  hunting up Leonard Hardman.-    -.  I found him a man of GO or thereabout,  short,,-stout, red,'fared.and side whisker-  ��������� ,jed, evidently a substantial citizen, who  never permitted himself to go hungry or  .- thirsty:"1 Ho'had 'even the'appearance of  .5 a beuevolent person!    His suit of offices  1   was quite-'pleasant and expensively furnished, but he kept no clerical force savt  an office boy. '   <,  >*    Mr..Hardman read my .friend Gilbert's'  letter with surprising interest and then  turned to me inquiringly.  ���������  "Gilbert   advised   me   to. tell   you' all  About myself." I began in an embarrassed  way.  "Go right ahead," he said heartily.  "In the first place, then, I am a college  "��������� man,   though   I   was   graduated   at   the  wrong end of my class.    Of course some  ' * one had to graduate there. ��������� When I left  college,  I  taught school awhile,  but my  vbilities, which  were quite conspicuous,  were not really appreciated, atidl took  up life insurance.    In this work 1 found  it   so   difficult   to   please   the   company,  especially so* difficult-to make ends meet,  that I turned my attention to fire insurance,   with   practically   the  same  result.  { had   never' made   so   much   as   $100   a  I month in  my life.-'althbiigh of course I  | felt capable of earning any kind of a ,$al-  ' ary,   no   matter   how   large.     "Like   it!  Why. I consider, it a very generous^ proposition.'    FIl do my level best to, deserve  your  confidence/'   I   Will./strive;   sit\   as  never before, to"���������   , '<���������"   \ i-  "No. no," he cried excitedly; "don't  strive. .c'Leave all that "to: me.,-���������*-1 don't-  want you to work too hard.,,'���������'Just be  your own natural self. That's what I  want you to bev, Don't strive. I bog of  you. and don't worry about anything.  We'll .have a good time, together, you and  I. and���������you can begin in" the morning if  y-jii are ready."   ' /  t ������������������������"..<; inn d'jmfonnded to say r'more.  The ' next morning -I - reported promptly  for duty, half- fearing that Leonard  Hardman would prove to have been a  creature of ray ��������� dreams instead -of a  beneficent reality. He was a little late.  When he came,, he shook my hand cordially and said he,,>\;as-delighted to see,  me. -      ..,-���������''       -    ��������� '  ,, J'Whatshall L'do first?" I asked.    -  "Do? Oh,"that's' so". '"'-Let me see-  well, the first thing we will do is to read  the morning papers carefully, all about  real estate sale's; the stock market, tho  market reports and the political uews.  Great things, these newspapers, don't  ' you "think?"  I gave him quite at length my opinion  ; of newspapers and how they ought to be.  run, and he was deeply interested and  agreed with me in everything. He was  a man of fine discernment in many respects.    .   .*  i "After we finish our papers," he said,  "we will go for a drive and look at some  nice outside property. It's a grand day  fer 'driving. By the' time we return it  , will'be.noon, and we' will lunch together.  After luncheon, ah���������well, we will make  further plans." ' r  "I  like this .situation,"  I  said  to myself.'  , . We read the papers. " From l time to  time Leonard Hardman paused to ask  tne questions, of one kind or another,  generally'bearing upon investments, and  my' luminous replies manifestly pleased  him. It.gave me pleasure to nqte that  my employer in variably:-concurred in my  opinions. He'could scarcely have done  less. - - ..   >  We drove over pretty nearly the whole  ' city. When we returned for luncheon,  we had covered at least 30 miles. All  this time we had kept up a lively .conversation. Mr. Hardman was always drawing me-out. I. never saw a more persist-  en;t catechiser or a better listener. I,  who am so well informed and so rich in  experience (surely one may tell the simple truth about himself), took great pains  to enlighten him, and he showed genuine  appreciation, a*, thing,'really rare in this  ' world. . -  ������ We lunched at the Bohemian club', and  the quality of the lunch was a revelation,  to me. We had terrapin and champagne  and' other things that' I.' bad. not -been  accustomed to,' but my refined tastes fit  in_quite readily to these:things as if I  had been used to them all my life. Best  of all. "Leonard Hardman informed me  that he would be "glad to have me lunch  with him every day when I had no other  engagements. 1 thanked him and mentally. promised never to make any conflicting engagement.  The   days   tbat   followed   were   much  like that first day.    If I ever did-' anything like work or earned  a dollar for  my  kind' employer,   candor compels me  to admit that I have' no recollection of  it, nor could I ever make out what Leonard Hardman was doing in the way of  business.     No   transactions   were   ever  " closed   at'  his ��������� office.     His   afternoons,  however,   were   uniformly   spent   away  from  the office,  I -knew not where nor  ' how. and if he made any money at all it  - was made in  secret operations.     I  felt  somewhat piqued at his clandestine way  of doing  things,  but as  my  salary  was  always paid promptly and I lunched reg-  ! ularly at his expense it did not seem to  I me proper.to call him to account.'  For the space of  three years   I   was  came to my office. ������������������ My theory has worE-  ,ed out.   But let me explain:  "All business success worth the -name  is the result of good judgment Some  men -have judgment at times good and  at times very bad. No man has good  judgment in all things and at all times,  because man is fallible. Some men exhibit bad judgment all the time.  , "While I had been successful in- my  business affairs, nevertheless on ' occasions I lost heavily, as the result of bad  conclusions. It- finally occurred to me  that if I had an adviser in the shape of  a -man who was wrong all the time 1  should be.able to accomplish great results. ' I sought a r long time before I  found him. Richard Kent proved to be  the man, and a treasure he is.  "Kent is a - well educated, .well bred  man' of 40, smart in many things, brilliant in a, few things, but the worst rea-  s'oner I ever met in my life. On any  proposition of ordinary difficulty he uniformly goes wrong. I have never known  him to fail. Whenever I am in doubt  what to do I ask his advice and then do  the other thing. His fallibility is perfect."  Whatever my ' faults (if I have any)  fear is not one of them. I have nothing  to conceal. I give the foregoing extracts  with .profound sorrow and only because  they are necessary to explain the visionary state'of Hardman's mind with respect to myself.���������Short-Stories.  Giving  up   insurance,   I   became  a  can-  vasser for a very excellent book but thus issociated ,vith Leonard Hardman,  business was not good Knowing,, that dm.* whick time he claimed to be pros-  there was no better judge of land values i ��������� and seemed to b h and.con-  where than myself   I went into real ' tented.    But j nevei. fouud out th-  any  estate,   with   my   usual   enthusiasm   and  pluck,  and  yet  my  success  in   that line  could have been much  greater.    I  then  got  mixed   up  in   politics.    Tried* to get  the nomination for congress, but circumstances forced the nomination for the legislature upon  me.  and  at the election  I  was snowed .under." ��������� Disgusted  with the  uncertainty of political  life, I  became a  museum lecturer, ceasing that work when  the proprietor became bankrupt.    Since  that time I have been engaged as rfn advertising solicitor,   which,  believe mc.  is  '.work  far below my capacity and a very  ���������������������������'precarious way of milking'a living/in tlie  bargain.     1   am   now   looking   for -something of a steady., remunerative kind.   .1  'have   never   been   appreciated,   sir.   nor  given a fair opportunity to show my admirable   business  and   literary   qiiulifica-  the na-  i ture of his business or the amount of his  ' profits.     My early ^"qualms of conscience  J for not having been  more serviceable to  himsgopn gave way to placid unconcern  about ��������� his   secret   operations,   whatever  they were.  His demeanor toward me never changed. It was always gentle^ even deferential; something not usual in an employer.  We were more like companions than  anything else.  Almost three years to a day from the  commencement of; niy Singular service  Leonard Hardman died. This was a  hard shock to me, for I felt a warm attachment for him. Moreover. I was  troubled at the thought of having to  hunt another* situation. ���������;  When his will was' opened, it was  found  to  contain, much .to my surprise  Tlie Bnrfflam' Terror. ,'  A burglar, well known to the police  of the larger cities, .who was recently  taken into custody, told a reporter that  "a little dog" was more' terrifying to  the "profession" than any burglar  alarm or detective.'   ���������  "Guns be bio wed!" said he. "I'm dead  willin to take a chance wid a fly cop.  too, and the tinklers and sitch ain't  troublin me a,little bit: But a bit of a  ������dorg! Yessir, I hates them little  'purps' worse'n poison. The big fellers���������St. Bernards and, them���������you kin  make friends with. Give them'a bit of  meat and they're all right. But .when  one of them little- dorgs comes at you,  a-barkin and yelpin, you got to skin out  quick or you finds the hull house a-top  of you!  "There ain't no makin friends with  them. They know you don't' b'long  there, and they're just a-goin to git  you out or know the reason why! The  'Come, Fido, nice doggy,' racket ain't  a-goin to help you at all. There's only  one thing to do when them little fellers  gets to hollerin round your heels. Just  git out as fast as you kin git! Nine  times out of ten that ain't fast enuff,  neither!"���������New York Mail and Express. _ Q        ' i  He Got the Gun.  Several years ago Colonel Jack Chinn  visited Texas. He brought with him  a negro valet, Sam. This negro had  been a slave in the Chinn family, before the war began in the states and  idolized his young master. One night  while' in Houston the. darky came to  Chinn and .'said: v  "Mas-sa Jack, I'ze goin out in cullud  society heah tonight, an I'd like to borrow dat ivory handled six shooter of  yours to take along."  ^".Why, you black rascal," returned  the colonel, "some of these Houston  coons will take that gun away from  you and break it over your head!"  The darky straightened up. Like his  master, he was a man of unquestioned  nerve, and there was a peculiar glitter  in his eye as he said:  "Mas'sa Jack, you-let me hab dat gun,  an if I don't show up heah wid hit in  de mawnin you can go "down to de  morgue an throw down de sheet an  say, 'Lawd, don't he look nacherl!' "  Colonel Chinn's body ' servant was  that night armed in a manner that entitled him to move in the best circles  of Afro-American society in Houston.���������  Dallas News.  tions.    All  I ask is such an opportunity, i an(] delight, a  handsome'legacy of $50,  Gilbert suggested that you might be able  to employ me in your business."  There I stopped. The effect of my history upon Mr. Hardmni) was, almost startling. From the very first lie evinced an  intense interest in me. and when I ceased  speaking' he grasped me by the hand  with convulsive warmth.  "I am sure I can help you," said he���������  "that is, if you will help .me.- You see. it  is a case of reciprocity. I havo been successful in a business way���������quite successful, but a man always wants to do better  than he has done and see his gains increase faster. For a long time I have  felt the need of an assistant, a man of  certain qualifications, such qualifications,  indeed, as I feel that you possess. If  you will engage with me, I. am confident  that we can accomplish great things."  "What is your line of "business?" I  ventured to ask.  "Oh, I'm what you call a speculator:  buy a thing, no matter what, so long as'  it is something that will likely increase  in value���������increase surely and quickly.  Now, I could give you as a starter"���������he  reflected a moment���������"say, $250 a month  for your services, ' this arrangement to  continue so long as it is mutually agreeable.    How do you like that?"  "Like  it!"   I   repeated,   amazed,   for  I  000 in my favor. I gathered together  I his papers so that his affairs could be put  in order and among other things found in  | his private rooms at the club where he  ' lived (he was a bachelor) a book which  I proved to be a diary, carefully kept to  the very day of his death.  The contents of this diary were and  have ever since been a source of intense  humiliation to me. I /am generous  enough, however, to overlook and excuse  the vagaries'of a man who had proved  so good a friend to me and who possessed so many noble qualities. From the  date of my engagement in his service almost daily references were made to myself in this strange diary. Some of these  references were kind, others most unkind. What gave me keenest grief and  still grieves me and what I now freely  forgive because palpably the product of  a mind enfeebled by long devotion to  ���������business are the following entries:  "Jan. 13, -18S2��������� Richard' Kent has  this day entered my service. * I. have, a  theory which I wish to put thoroughly to  the test, and Kent is the subject of my  experiment.  * * * ��������� .    . * * *  "Jan. 25, 1883.���������It is now something  more  than   a  vear since   Richard   Kent  Tbe Valet; His Opportunity.  The Comte de Brienne, talking of the  violence of some masters toward their  servants, said that on one occasion,  having corrected his valet for some  grave dereliction of duty, he had forr  gotten the matter when the next morning, while shaving him. the man suddenly held the razor to his throat, saying, "Whose turn is it today, M. le  Comte?" ;     .  "A rnoi toujours; continue." was the  calm reply.  "He finished shaving me. and wo  were mutually pleased with each other." but. relations became somewhat  strained after such an incident, auo  the comte gave him 100 louis and his  dismissal. "Never beat your servants,  young men," he.concluded; "your lives  are at their mercy, and you would find  It hard, as I did, to owe it to one of  them."  PARIS OF THE FAUBOURGS.  The   WorkinRmnn-g   Pride   and   De-  ���������   ligTht In tbe Beautiful Streets.  An article in The Century, "Paris of  the Faubourgs," by Richard Whiteing,  throws a bright light on the difference  between the lives of the laboring classes  in the French capital and in London.  The Parisian lives in the streets and  prides himself on their beauty and cleanliness. The Londoner has less to boast  of in this respect and takes less interest  in the external aspect of his city.  The people of the faubourgs, the humble folk genen-Jly���������small traders aud  small annuitants, as 'well as workmen-  like all the rest of us, are the product of  .their surroundings. They are shaped by  the private life and by the public life, by  the. street and the home. These people  in ,Paris owe a great deal to the public  life. It condescends to their needs for  ���������color, variety, movement, jn a'way universal among the Latin nations. Out of  doors is merely their larger home, and  they expect to iind adequate provision  there for every kind of enjoyment. Our  own race tends to regard that domain .as  n mere thoroughfare between the workshop and the fireside, where all our interests are centered. If it serves that purpose,, that is about all we ask of it. It  may be as ugly as it likes and within certain limits of indulgence almost as 'dirty.  To the Frenchman it is more than a place  of transit. It is almost a place of sojourn.  So thev Parisian common man has his  share of the Champs Elysees and of the  boulevards in his freedom of access to  their fountains and promenades and their  bordering," alleys of tender green. He  comes down stairs to them, so to speak,  as soon as th������ scavengers have done their  timely work. He descends to his thoroughfare as the millionaire expects to descend to his breakfast room or his study,  with all its appointments fresh, from the  broom'and shining in their brightness of  metal and glass. So whatever the gloom  of the domestic prospect his street helps  him to feel good. The beauty of the statuary, of the -public buildings, is a means  to the same end. For nothing the poorest of poor devils may see the glorious  bronzes in the terrace garden of the Tui-  leries, the outdoor figures of the Luxembourg, the great horses of the Place, de Ia  Concorde, the magnificent compositions  of the arch. The very lamppost that will  light his way at nightfall serves the purpose of a thing of beauty all through the  day. Compare it with the English bar of  cast iron,'hideous to the eye in form and  color, foul with the mud stains of years  of traffic. The Frenchmen must have it  suave and shapely in its lines, a model of  a good renaissance ornament in its decorations, bronze in its material and washed and polished every week or so to keep  .it smart. ."  No Wild and Woolly W������t  Easterners have an erroneous impression about the vast plains country that  stretches eastward from the flanks of  the Rockies to the wheatfields of the  Dakotas. It is a region where crimes are,  far less numerous in proportion to population , than they are in the densely  settled regions of the eastern and mid-  die states.  If the sombreroed ruffians with pistols and knives' in their boots and cartridge belts around th^ir waists are not  in the cattle country, where, then, are  they to be found? Where" are those  Alkali Ikes. Lariat Bills, et al.,  who fire at the decanters in barrooms-  and at the silk hats of tenderfoot strangers���������the villainous desperadoes whose*  lynching bees and other, harrowing an- .  ecdotes make up considerable of' the-  stock in trade of our eastern comic-  illustrators?   I do not know.      ,   ���������  For1 many  years  I   have - wandered"  through the great northwest on horseback, stagecoach and iu canoes, as well  as in the palatial Pullman sleeper of  the great transcontinental lines, and I  have never discovered any of the fierce, '.  bewhiskered dime novel heroes.    During nil my travels in the Dakotas, ifon-  tana.  Idaho,  Washington. Oregon and"  British Columbia I have never seen a  man hurt or witnessed any sort of row,  and I would feel much safer"to strike,  across  the  mountains or'plains alone- .  on ta   broncho   and   unarmed   than   I'  would to walk up Clark street at night  in Chicago ''  THE  PELICAN.  A  Bird  Dorothys In Bug-land.  Do you realize how, many, children  are named Dorothy? A children's hospital in London not long' ago asked  every child in England named Dorothy  to contribute a shilling toward a bed  to be called by that name. The result  was enough money to found a dozen  beds, showing that there are thousands  and thousands of children named Dorothy living in England alone.���������Atchison Globe.   ,  Quite Free.  Pastor���������I understand Brother Jor-  kins considered my sermon very free.  Do you know on what ground?  Deacon���������1 have an idea. When the  collection was taken up after it, he was  asleep, and it passed him.���������Philadelphia Press.  That   Offend*   Both  the   Eye  n  .-   and. the Nose.  Pelican bend, in the Missouri river,  near'St. Charles, Mo., is the scene of a  great annual gathering of pelicans. There  is a big flat bar in the river there which  has endured far beyond the usual span  of- bars' existence in the treacherous,'  shifting current of the Missouri. This  bar is the semiannual stopping place of  vast flocks of pelicans that migrate from  south to north in the spring and from  north to south in the fall. -  Persons who have observed their habits  claim that they invariably arrive at Pelican bend on'Sept. 4 and remain until cold  weather sends them south.  The pelican is not an attractive bird.  He offends both the eye and the nose. But  he is commendably regular in his habits.  The parent birds catch fish and after  eating their fill-deposit the others in their  pouches under* their bills and carry them  to their young. v These pouches will hold  from three to eight pounds of fish. They  are elastic and when distended to their  utmost nearly touch the ground. When  empty, the pouch lies close up under the,  big bill and is merely a mass of wrinkles.  It is this pouch that gives the pelican his  characteristic and' disagreeable odor,  caused by particles of decaying fish.  The pelican's legs are short and strong,  and its feet have large webs. It is not  a fast swimmer nor a rapid flier, but it  is practical!}' tireless in both air and water. On laud it is awkward and unwieldy. Its feathers arc- pure white except for a, fluffy tuft of brown plumage  that is seen in the top of the head for  about six weeks in the early summer.  This tuft disappears in August and leaves  a pimply bald pate that is red, then pink,  then a straw color. By Nov. 1 the skin  on the head hardens into a horny crest,  which grows as the. winter progress, until by..the time the bird arrives at its  breeding place in the northwest it is so  prominent that it is called the "center-  board." because of its resemblance to the  contcrboard of a sailboat. When properly cured, the pelican skins and plumage  are largely "Ked in iv->m--n's garments und  hats.-  ������������������  Firmly Hooted.  The daughter of a Mississippian who  has adopted Memphis as her home tells  the following story of her father:  ' "Papa was relating fo the family and  some of his friends one day the experience he had gone through in having a  tooth pulled. He said the dentist pulled  so hard that he pulled him clear out of  his chair. I was only a little girl at the  time, but I mustered up courage to say  half musingly:  " 'Well, papa, that must have hurt  mighty bad.'  ���������' "Well. I guess it did,' he replied. 'If  you could have seen the two roots of that  tooth that were wrapped around my  backbone, you would know how it hurt  without asking me.'  "I suppose he meant jawbone, but the  laugh that followed was too Joud for me  to hear the correction, and I do not know  to this day where the roots of that tooth  had taken hold."���������Memphis Scimitar.  Com fill in-.-.  "I never snw a man of more confiding  disposition   than   Barber."  "That's Barber, all right. Why.  he even believes hia own lies."  Infant Bnptiums In RnsHln. j   ,.  "I    was   fortunate   enough,"   writes  '  Trumbull White, "to^visit the/Church'*^  of St..'David. in'Tiflis, Russia! just- in-  time to attend a .baptismal ceremony. ri  According "to  the  rites  of  the  Greek" '  church,  as   practiced   in   this  ancient?  Georgian    temple,    the   youngster.-,-,, ia  question, a line boy 4 or 5 weeks old,  Lhad to be immersed three times in a";,  baptismal font filled'with water, each,  time to' be completely covered,, in ..addition to various blessings and anointings  with   holy  oil  and  several1 long. -  prayers. '   ' -' ,    -'"  T"The  benevolent  looking  old  priest .  proved    himself-  a, man    of    kindly ^  thoughtfulness. While the family group,  around,the baby was getting him prop? ,  erly unclad, for the ceremony requires  that the child shall be naked, the priest'  surreptitiously  dipped  his' finger  into,  the font, and 1 saw by his face that it'  was too cold.   Then be stepped behind!  .  a   screen,   where. his   samovar . was'  steaming, emptied the hot water into -  a pitcher,- and while the family still  kept busy  over the  baby  he  poured ���������*'���������  .enough  to  temper tbe pool  that had,  been provided for the shorn lamb. The,  result \vas that the little.fellow took'  his   plunges   without, a   murmur  and  thereby  distinguished   bimself."-*-Chl-  cago Record. - -     '     -':,-'  Natiaa't Big Tree.  In Nassau, the capital city of the Bas-  hama islands, they say "the tree in the-  public    square"���������not the trees.    Now*  the public square of Nassau is quite as<  large as that of most cities of the size,,  but there is only one tree  in it, and^  that tree literally fills the square andV  spreads its shade over all the public-  buildings in the neighborhood.    For it  is the largest tree in the world at its.-  base, although it is hardly taller than*,  a three story  house.    It is variously*  known as a'ceiba or a silk cotton tree,  but the people of the low islands of the-.  West Indies call it the hurricane tree;,  for-no  matter  how    hard    the  wind^ .  blows  it cannot disturb    the  mighty,,  buttressed trunk of the ceiba.  Its trunk throw's-out great curving,,  windlike braces, some of them 20 feet-  wide and nearly as high.   These extendi  into the ground on all bides- and brace-  the tree against all attack,  while the-  great  branches spread  a thick  shade*  overhead.    In  the  tropic sunshine of  midsummer, hundreds, e\������j thousands,.  .  of people may gather in the cool pf its  shadow.    No one knows how  old the  great tree  is,  but it must have been  growing hundreds, if not thousands, of  ���������years.. A very old picture in the library  at .Nassau shows the tree as big as it  i.s'at present, and even the oldest negro  in0the island cannot remember when it  was a bit smaller.-.  ,   -' **  (     ������������������.;'  ' d ���������  Tom  Cor������vIn'N  Itcndy  Wit.  Governor Jehu .Brough was once  matched against Corwiu and in his  speech said: '  "Gentlemen, my honored opponent  himself, while he preaches advocacy  of home industry, has n carriage at  home which he got in England: had it  shipped across the water to him. How  is that for supporting home industry  and labor?"  When Corwin came to the stand, he  made a great show of embarrassment.  He stammered and began slowly:  "Well, gentlemen, you have heard,  what my fi'ien'd Mr. Brough has to say  about my carriage. I plead guilty to-  the charge, and I have only two things  to say in my defense. The first is that  the carriage came.to me from an English ancestor as an heirloom, and I had'  to take it Again, ��������� I have not used it  for seven years, and it has been standing in my back yard all that time, and  the chickens have converted it into a  roost. 'Now, gentlemen," with a steady  look at Brough, "I have nothing further to say in my defense, but I would  like to know how Brough knows anything about my carriage if he has not  been visiting my henroost!"'��������� Cleveland Plain Dealer.  ��������� *. - * -^ I  r-\-m  . 'v- -'���������<",'*,--;��������� i  *-,>*-ii-. .i'i  ��������� -j . -Pit  ,���������/���������''���������������-f  . ���������* * i- i> \  ��������� ~������.ir}d  *yy:Sl  *"\-'-iVi-'I  - ('<tT'*-*'|  ,��������� y^y*  ���������' "'iysf-i|  * -'-"*��������� *^:*'fil  '-.-difi  ..-"���������riS*  ��������� ��������� ''H  y v v-^  AA|  ���������? c.  3? I  ,'k I  '������������������>!  K&BH THE   CUMBERLAND  NEWS  Issued Every - .Tuesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOK  The columns of The News are open to all  who wind to express therein views on matt-  ���������raof public  interest.  While we do not hold ourselveB responsi*  , ble for the utterances of correspoi.dents, we  re-serve   tho right    of   declining   to  insen  c-ttintnunicaiious unnecessarily personally.  TUESDAY,    JULY   3rd,     1900  WAR NEWS.  London, 23,���������Special from Shanghai say  ,     that Tien Tain has been bombarded  for la*  three daya.    The entire British'  and Fienc  o  settlements have been destroyed, Heav  casualties are reported. No word has bet)  received from Admiral Seymour and ia b<  lieved relief column has fared badly.  London. June 23 ���������Despatch   from   Chr  Foo from Rev. Biown bays: Have just   g-  1   away from Tien Taen  in   a   German   gui  ���������" boat.    Ciy has been bombarded for sever;  <���������    days by Chinese, all foreign   parts of  tow  , have been destroyed. - Lieut.   Wright of U  S. uavy 150 other   white residents, marine  and sailors sent up to our   assistance   wen  killed   or   wounded.    American   consulat-  budding   destroyed.    Ammunition    almos  gone, garrison sufferiug   terrible   and   nee-  inntant relief.    Reliable despatch   from Pekin says all the legations except the Britiuh  A'-atiian and Belgians have been burned.  Loudon, June 23.���������Gen. Styue's   force ii  Orauge River colony is for the   time  beibj  drawing   most   of   the   attention  of  Lor<  Roberts,   rather  to   the   neglect   of  Gen  Botha and .Kruger.    The   severance   ' be*  tweeu   the   Transvaal   and   Orange   Rive  colony wu completed   yesterdey    as Lord  Rob. rts soid it would be on arrival of Gen.  Bailor's advance, under L-������rd  Duudonald a  Stanilerton.      The   wide   net   around th*  7,000 men under  Styne will   contract  auu  brisk fighting  is   likely to   take   place because all resistance south of  Vaal is   Leoes-  sarv to be swept by to   make   it   necessary  for a' line   of   communication.    President  Kruger'a   grandson    who ' surrendered tn  Baden-Powell is back on his   farm woi kmg  ��������� peacefully.      Gen. ' Dewit's    farm   hoube.-  have been burned   to   ground   by   British.  Gen. Builer has issued   a special   order eu-  ogi/iug advance of Strathcoua's Horse.  Vancouver, June 23.���������Verdict for seven  thousand dollars was given this afternoon  by tbe jury in Nightingale vs. Union Colliery Co.  Chaefoo, June 22.���������It is officialy report-d  that the bombardment of Tien Tain with  Urge gnus continues incessantly. The foreign concessions have all been burned and  the American consulate has been razed to  tho ground. The Russians are occupying  the railway station but are hard pressed.  The casualties are heavy.  Calcutta, June 22.���������Fourteen   transports.  will convey troops from India   to China, ai'  t   except six are already   ia port.    The   Ner  budda and Palmsootta   will   probably sai  Sunday with 70th Bengal Infantry.  London, June 22.���������Lord Salisbury presided this morning at a special meeting o'  the Cabinet on eastern crisis. Prior to  which French ambassador and Chinese  minister paid a lengthy visit to the foreign  offioe. Officials expect that important de  ���������elopments will bo the outcome as Salisbury proceeded to Windsor after.  ln spite   of  Shanghai's   grim   statetnei.-i  that the Chinese used  forty . pounders   ami  tbat 1500 foreigners were   massicred   thre  ti.no reason to   conclude  that   the    foreigo  colony h**s been unable to j. rorect itself.  London. June 25. ��������� De-patchs-  from China arrived last night -are  those which give further details of  tbe repulse of Thursday's attempt  t������ relieve Tsen Tsin. According to  despatch from Ghee Foo herds of  Chinese with well posted artillery  blocked the way of the allies'forces.  The guns of the allies could make  no impression and it was found im-  ppssibje to shift the enemys pow-  tjori, nothing could be done except  to fall buck which was  done.    The  foreigners in Tsen Tsin are making  a yallant defensive.  London, June 25.���������Special from  Town shows that all' the recent  fights at Zand River the Boers captured 2,000 mail bags containing a  ��������� 1.Tee weeks accumulation of mail  t"r Roberts' army and ������4,000 worth  of stamps intended fi r troops.,..  Another despatch says Boer have  1,350 prisoners on Delegoa Bay line  md probably about 800 in   800 in  )range River colony.    Gen.   War-  en wires   that   the   rebellion  has  bi en extinguished in north of Cape  )o\ ny.    Interest mostly centres in  )range River colony   where   Gen.  Dewit is causing British   much anoyance.  London, June 26.���������Lord Roberts  ���������six columns are converging so as to  oosen in   upon   Free   Staters   al-  hough defensive  result   cannot be  ���������ixpect^d for several days. Num-  ter of Boers who were supposed lo  ie in Natal have   broken   through  Gen. Rundle's lines.       '   -  ''  Canadians were engaged in fight  at-Hoiiingspruit on Friday. Gen.  Dewit's men first cut off Canadian  outposts at Dawson two being  killed, 5 wounded and 3 captured.  Free Staters then attacked camp  in which were 50 Canadians and  two companies of Shropshires  though without effect'as the men  were well entrenched. Eight Hoi-,  landers were arrested at Standerton  for destroying property prior to  British occupation. Boers fired on  construction train near Standerton  yesterday, killing 2 and 4wonnded.  A party of Brabant's- Hore-e  near Ficksbury saw. a camp of,  kharki men and walked in only to  find themselves among Boers, the  * visitors surrendered.  London, June 26.���������Following  from Roberts from Pretoiia: Builer  reached Standerton on June 22nd.  He found a good deal of rolling  stock. All Dutch residents had left  town. British prisoners captured  since our occupation of Pretoria  have been taken to Marchadodorp.  Hamilton occupied Heieblerg Saturday. Enemy fled pursued by  our mounted men, previous day  Broad-wood's cavalry had skirmish  with enemy dispersing them completely and capturing 6. Hunter's  advance brigade reached Johannes-  berg on 22nd.  New York, June 26.���������A special  to the Journal states that Admiral  Ssymour's force has been wiped out.  London, June 26. ��������� Despatch  from Chee Foo giving rear Admiral Kempff as authority for announcement of relief of Tsen Tsin  on June 23rd. The news received  at Berlin later was given to consulate at Chee Foo who announced  that relief column had entered Tien Tsen during the afternoon of the  23rd. A telegram from governor  of K.ts Chow announces that Admiral Seymour's force has reached  Pekin.  Washington, D. C���������Navy Department received cable from Admiral Kempff, "relief force reached  Tien Tsen on 23rd. Loss very  s wall. Pekin relief force which  left, Tien Tsen June 18th reported  ten milts from Tien Tsen surrounded. Force left Tien Tsen on the  24th to render them assistance.  Chee Foo June 26.���������Officers of  British cruiser Terrible assert that  discord exists between Russians  and Anglo-Americans and say that  they believe the Russians are planning to break the concert and take  po.-te^s'.on ot   I'ekin independently.  LonJon, June 27���������The Boer  commandoes in eastern pa it of  Orange River, colony appear to  have been broken up by their leaders for the time into smnlJ parts  that harass large columns of British incessantly, sniping pickets and  making a show of force here and',  there. Gen. Dewit, Style's cqm-  rnander, is the genius of these guerilla operations. He is the hero of  Boer-** in these last clay- of hostili-  tis. Kruger will probably retire to  Watervaalenper. His physician  thinks his condition of health will  not allow him to go to the right  veldit: British prisoners at Noot-  gedacht are now more comfomfort-  able. Large quantities of food and  blankets have been forwarded to,  them. Gen. Botha is uncommonly  active east of Pretoria.  Canadians are doing excellent  .outpost work:,  London, June 27,���������War Office  received following from Roberts*  Pietoria presidency, June 27���������Srr  Chas Warren reports that rebellion  in Cape Colony of - the Orange  Colony is now over. The last .formidable body under Commandant  De Villers sum ndered on Wednesday, consisting *-f about 220 men',  280 horses, 18, wagons, 260 'rifles  and 100,000 rounds of ammunition.  .   London, June 27.���������A  convoy  of  50 wagons escort' d by Highlanders  "between"  Rhenoster   and   Ht-ibron  was captured, Tuesday.,   Lord Rot -��������� .  erts reports the convoy1 was , sur-.  rounded " and sent a messenger   to,  nearest points asking for assir-aiue  re-enforcemenls-   were'    unable   to  - reach the convoy, _and   150   Highlanders in reply to a flag   of   truce  from General   Dewitz   surrendered  during the morning of June 24th.   ���������  London, June 27.���������Cabies from  far East to-day are very conflicting  Admiral Seymour, it is said, sue-  ceeded in petting a message to Tien  Tsen on Monday, saying he was  terribly harassed and could only  hold out another two days, and  had 62 killed and over 200 wound  ed.    Relief now en the way.  London, June 28.���������Gen. Rundle  had a sharp artillery and rifle fire  skirmish near Senekel on Friday  with a large force .of entrenched  Boers. He decliued to attack them.  The Boer outposts north-east of  Pretoria are. busy. Commandant  Dewit with 3,000 men and three  guns is moving north-east in the  Orange River Colony. It is understood that he and Gen. Botha entered into a compact that neither  would  surrender so   long   as the  other was in the field. 12,000 rifles  are told to have been hurrervdered  to the British. President Kruger  is still at Machadodorp.  D squadron (Canadians) was attacked by a superior number at  Honing Spruit. Canadians took  to their hoises but suffered severely  3 killed, 4 wounded and 2 prisoners. Boers pursued the party to  within rifle shot of camp, when  ] rivate F. Waldy, Calgary, not caring to be shot or captured without  a good ffght jumped from his horse  and killed two Boers. Another  was shot from camp.  Chee Foo, June 28.���������Admiral  Seymour's expedition has been relieved having faiiedto connect with  Pekin. Russian Colonel Shettle  commanding the combined forces  of 11,000 men is supposed to be  proceeding to Pekin. Admiral  Seymour's expedition  is  returning  HIDES AND DEER SKIMS  SHIP' T-O  McMillan fur & wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Kim.  HrwHte for Our Circular and 8eo the Prices Wo f������ay.~^  Union Brewery���������  PpEsh Lager Beep L?^^viN^;  STEAM   Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A re* ard of $5.00 will be paid for information leading to conviction of  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs  belonging to this compariy.  HENRY MEIFEL,   Manager  to Tit-n Tsen. his force has suffered  greatly, having had 62 killed   and  rover 200'wounded.  It is estimated that 40,000 to 60,  000 Chinese troops are now before  Pekin. Boxers fronT all sections  are swarming there. , Now feared  that many foreigners and native  converts have been massacred.   ,  POLITICAL NEWS.    '   \   ,  1 --hm****-��������� ' '  Victoria, June 27.���������At a meeting  of Martiniies committee held last  evening it. was. decided to ask  ex-Governor Mclnnes to contest  . Victoria in,bpp*faitiou .to Turner at  bye'election. To:day peti.icns arV  in circulation asking him to stand  for South Nanaimo; South .'Victoria'  . and Victoria which' ���������; pr������>b:tbly indi  catea that McL.nea has agreed to  stand iii every fct-at on the  Island. '-  Victoria, June*. 27;���������The dales for  i by-eltction vther than Victoria- und  South' Victoria are ate' follows,:  South Nanaimo, numiriatioiV'Juiy  5, eleciton the 10th. Kootenay,  nomination. July 5, election 11th.  Lillooet, nomination, July 5th  election, 12tli! Dewdney, nomination, July 5;'election, 10th.  Victoria, June 28.���������Mclnnes last  night sent a letter to Martinite  committee declining nomination in  in Viotoria and also in the other  two Island bye elections. He says  in Jeu'er that over nine months ago  he urged on ministers advisability  of immediate session or immediate  election in order to end political  unrest.  Reported here that Dunsmuir  and a California capitalist have acquired the New Vancouver Coal  Company's property. Arrange*,  ments being made here lor reception of Joly who is expected here  to-morrow evening. Since Mclnnes declines nomination no opposition will be offered to Tutner in  bye election he; e.  Nanaimo, June 28.���������Chas. Fielding, a son oi Richard Fielding, was  drowned in Nanaimo River last  night. Hhewasin swimming and  atta* ked with cramps. Bony not  vet recovtied.    Age, 24 year.-.  GET OUB  PRICE!)   AND   TKKMS ON  Piano* aiid Or gam;  BEFORE ORDERING KL3EWHERB  M. W. Waitt & CO.  Victoria,. B. C.  The oldest aud .moat reliable h'ocfcfe in the'  Jrrovince. '       ���������-���������-..,  Chaa. SegravAj. .1 ocal Agent,  :: Cumberland,. 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Among  other startling assertions he predicts the doom of the copper industry, which wili be supplanted  in his opinion by aluminium at a  time not far distant. Iron also, he  thinks, has before it a fierce struggle  for existance- with the wonderful  new metal, with the chances by no  means preponderantly .favorable to  the present king of metals.  With the advances made in iron  of late years, Te'sla   says, we- have  arrived at  the   limits of   improvement.    We cannot hope to increase  very materially its tensile strength,  elasticity, hardness or malleability,  nor can we expect to make it much  better as regard* its magnetic qualities.    More recently a notable ^aiii  was secured by the , mixture   of  a  small percentage of nickel with the  iron, but there id  not   much   more  room for further  advance   in   this  direction.    New discoveries may be  expected, but they  cannot   greatly  add to the   valuable  pioperties of  the metal, though they   may   considerably reduce the cost   of manufacture.   The immediate . future of  iron is assured by its cheapness and  its unrivaled mechanical and magnetic  qualities. ���������   These   are- such  that no other  product can compete  with it n6w.    But there can   be no  doubt that, at a time not   very distant, iron, in many of its   now uncontested    domains,   will   have  to*  pass the   scepter   to   another;  the  coming age will be the   a>ze of aluminium.     It is only seventy years  since thi-* wonderful metal was discovered by Woehler,   ai.d   the al":  minium   industry,    scarcely forty.  years old, commands   already   the  "attention of the entire world.'   Such  ������������������rapid'growth hag;not been recorded"  iu the history of civil;zation before. ���������  ���������cNot long . go aluminium, was' s*;ld  at the fanciful'pric* .of   thirty   or  -for-y-dollars per "l/ourid; ^to-day   i;t  c-tn be had in any desired -amount-  lor as many'cents.    What   is more'  the iiujeis not  far   off- when this*-  price, too, will he considered   fanci-,  ful,   for   great   improvements   are  possible in the methods of its manufacture.  THE DOOM OF COPPER.  _, t  The absolute unavoidable consequences of the advance  of the aluminium industry will be the annihilation  of   the   copper,  industry.  They cannot exist ,and   prosper together, and  the   latter   is  doomed  beyond any hope of recovory.' Even  now it is cheaper to convey an ele<. -  trie   current   through   aluminium  wins than through   copper   wires;  aluminium wires   cost less, and   in  many domestic and other uses copper has no   chance of successfully  competing.    A further material reduction of the price of aluminium  cannot but be fatal to copper.    But  the progress of the former   will not  go on unchecked, for, as it ever happens in such  cases,   the   larger industry will absorb the smaller one;  the giant copper interests  will control the pigmy aluminium interests  and the   slow   pacing copper  will  reduce the lively gait of aluminium.  This will only delay  not avoid, the  impending catasrpphe.  MUST IRON   ALSO GO?  Aluminium however, will not  stop at downing copper. Before  many years have passed it will  be engaged in a fierce struggle with  iron, and in the latter it will find  an adversary not easy to conquer  The issue of the contest will largely  .lepend on whether iron shall be  indispensible in electric machinery.  This the future alone can decide.  .    . . .    The    seemingly- in  ���������superable difficulties which are now  in,the way may be overcome in  ���������Jbe end, and then iron will be done  away with, and all electric machinery will be manufa cured of  aluminium, in all   probability, at  prices ridiculously low. Thi"  would be a severe, if not a fatal,  ' blow to iron. In many other  branches of industry, as ship-building, or wherever lightness of structure is required; the' process of the  new metal will be much quicker.  For such uses it is eminently suitable, and is sure to supersede iron  sooner or later. ��������� It is highly probable that in the course of time we  shall be able to give it many oi  those" qualities which make iron so  valuable.  BLOUSE SETS   .  GOLD  AND SILVER.  ���������AT���������  STODDARTS,  The Cumberland Jeweler.  41  Espimalt & Maimo By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898'.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 1 Daily. NO.* Saturday.  Do. 9:00 Victoria...-. 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Who run in laughter and in laughter part  Upon   the 'beach,   though    clouds   to   westward  frown;  Low thunders from the sunset sudden drown  The light sea laughter, and the wavelets dart  Back'to the mother breast, again to start  And weave the pearl ropes-in .a glittering crown.  White foam, green waves, such virtue in you lies  Tliat, as you move, new essence is unrolled  To him who. like the palm 'noatli sunsick sky.  For silver coolness and sweet giayness sighs���������  O "strong,   great   mother,   made   to   God's  own  mold.  Who does not long to kiss thee ere he die?  ���������Siauric-e Francis Egan in Lippincott's.  '-J-W-M--.?  Tfie -Sinftina of  Tfie BirRenhead  X  I  -!���������  X  Story of tho X.osb of a British Troop-  -4* ship on the Coa������t of Afjricu.  i ���������  J. BY ROBERT W. SISE.  4..I..t,I..;..r..I..;wI^^,;..;.H,:..*I-JT..I..H^^^^t.  In the closing days of the year 1S31  the English troopship Birkenhead sailed  from Cork in perfect trim and in charge  of an able and gallant commander with  G31 souls on board. Two months later  -. her shattered hulk lay at the bottom of  the ocean off the African coast and of her  human freight only 103 remained alive.  While-the disaster which intervened was  one of ..the most terrible of the many  which lie at the door of old ocean, it is  one of which Englishmen can never think  without pride, for those saved included  .' all the women and children on board, and  in the story of the loss of the Birkenhead  the horror of the disaster is obscured by  admiration for the men who cheerfully  yielded their lives to save those of the  * weaker ones and when all hope was gone  faced death steadfastly and, without  flinching or faltering.  It was a clear, bright morning in late  December, 1851, when the Birkenhead  Bteamed out of the cove, of Cork and rapidly, dropped the Irish coast behind her.  Her cargo consisted of troops destined to  relieve those, at that time on the African  stations, the detachment being made up  of details from the Seventy-eighth high-  landers, the Twelfth lancers and the  Forty-third. Seventy:third and Ninety-  first of the line, commanded' by Lieutenant Colonel Seton of the Seventy-eighth  highlanders. The soldiers were nearly  all destined for long terms of service in  . the colonies, and many of them had their  ' families with them, there being some 40  women and children on the ship.  The Birkenhead was a stanch and well  equipped   vessel,  and   Captain  Salmond,  her commander,.a thorough seaman, but  from "the. first there were forebodings of  '    disaster  among  her crew,   for she   was  what is known as an unlucky ship, one of  those   unfortunate   vessels   with    which  nothing seems to go right, and had suffered a series of small mishaps almost  from the day of her launch.    Seamen always fear a ship of this kind, and. singularly enough, their fear seems to be justified to a certain extent, for of the great  ocean disasters a large proportion seems  to have happened to these unlucky ships.  Even in the early part of the  voyage  the Birkenhead appears to have justified  her reputation, for from the time of her  sailing until she had crossed  the bay of  Biscay she was buffeted by such a succession of gales as was almost unprecedented for that time of the year even in  that stormy and boisterous region.    She  Buffered    several    minor   accidents,    but  managed to get through without putting  in for repairs.    Later she ran into better  weather,  and  from that time  on   bad a  smooth   and  pleasant  voyage  to  St.  Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, her first  port of call, where she arrived on   Feb.  23, 1852.  At this point Colonel Seton found instructions from Sir Henry Smith, the  governor of the Cape of Good Hope, regarding the distribution of the troops on  hoard,,, and waiting only one day to take  , on fresh provisions and water, the Birkenhead started for Algoa Bay, the first  place at which she was to land a detachment. . .  It was a beautiful evening on which  she steamed out of St. Simon's Bay. The  night was clear and still, and the surface  of the water was unruffled, although.1 as  always on that coast, there was a heayy  swell running in from the seaward. The  course of the ship lay. along the shore,  which could be plainly seen at a distance  of about three miles, the lights and beacons being in full view. On board the  ship all was calm and tranquillity. Only  the watch remained awake, and the big  vessel slid on over the smooth water almost without sound except for the rhythmical beat of her engines and paddles.  How the disaster happened no one will  ever know. It is certain that Captain  Salmond was a full mile farther inshore  than he should have been, but how the  mistake was made, through what unknown current or error in calculation, hrf  never explained to a human court martial. On such a night there would seem  to be no excuse for such an error, yet it  was made, and about 2 o'clock in the  morning of the 24th the Birkenhead  drove, without warning, upon one of the  many .submerged rocks running out from  Point Dauger.  Unfortunately for all on board, the  rock .was one of the farthest out from  land, detached from the rest of the reefs  nnd with deep water all around it. The  ship went on with such force that she  passed nearly half over it. tearing open  her bottom as she did so, and finally  brought up hanging on the rock at a point  just forward of the paddle boxes a������d  with her bow nnd stern fully supported  by the sea only when she was underrun  by a swell. As each sea ran under her  she was raised almost clear of the rock,  nnd, as it passed on, dropped on it again,  as one pounds a stick of kindling wood  across one's knee to break it in two. No  ship built with human hands could stand  such treatment long, and the Birkenhead  -"���������instantly began to fill and settle.  It needed no seaman to tell from the  steady settling of the vessel that she had  not many minutes to remain above water. The' white, set faces of the ship's  officers as they moved about directing the  getting out of the boats and the desperate energy with which their orders were  carried out showed that there was hope  of safety but for a few, yet men and officers were as calm and steady as though  on parade. There was a rapid consultation of the officers, and the soldiers and  marines were at once put to work throwing overboard the horses and camp impedimenta and manning the hand puma*  in the after part of the vessel, which was  the only part there was any hope of keeping afloat, even for a short time.  In the meantime the sailors were working fiercely getting out the boats, but  with meager results. Two cutters and  the gig were swung out and lowered, but  the davits of the-other boats were found  to be rusted fast in their places, so that  the boats could not be stirred from their  positions. These three boats then were  the only hope of safety for more than 600  souls, but there was no hesitation as to  who should take advantage of that hope.  The second cutter, commanded by Lieutenant Richards,' was brought alongside,  nnd the women and children were placed  on board. Colonel Seton. with his drawn  sword in hand, stood in the gangway and  threatened to cut down any man trying  to force his way into the boat, but there  was no need'. of this precaution, for the  men stood steady and quiet at their posts,  though the writhing of the deck under  their feet told them that the vessel was  in her death throes.  Hardly had the cutter cleared the gangway  with her precious freight when the  Birkenhead   broke  squarely  in   two  just  forward of the engines, and the forward  part, sliding off the rock, plunged like a  shot   into  the depths  of  the  ocean.     It,  was seen that there was no time to bring  any more boats .alongside, and the order  was given for all who could to save themselves.     Even5 then,   when   all  discipline  was thrown aside, the habits of years of  rigid training ruled all tne actions of the  soldiers.   There'was no unmanly rush for  the two remaining boats, and those1 who  could swim aided their comrades to places  in them and on bits of floating wreckage.'  The boats were quickly filled beyond the  point of safety and pulled away from the  vessel,   leaving   those   on   board   facing  death  by * the ghastly  light of the blue  lights and rockets which had been showered upward since the, ship first struck. *  1 Death was not long in coming for most  of the poor fellows.    Five minutes after  the forward part of the vessel had gone  down  she  broke again  just  aft  of  the  mainmast.    The after part heeled, over  and sank, and a moment later^the main  body of the vessel slid from the rock and  plunged beneath.the waves, Colonel Seton standing calmly by the gangway and  going  down   with  it  to  a  brave (.man's  grave.    In a little more than 20 minutes  from the-time the vessel .struck.the rock  there remained of her.no vestige but the  floating wreckage, which covered the water,  and the main  topmast,   which' projected above'the surface.   ,On this many  of the men took refuge, while others supported themselves on pieces of wreckage  or on   life preservers,  with  which  they  had previously provided themselves, and  started  for the shore,  which  was some  two miles distant.  It was too far for most of the poor fellows, and of nearly 300 who started for  the shore most gave it up and sank before completing the distance. But there  was another death which lurked in the  waters between the rock and the shore-  death sudden and horrible and which left  the survivors with shaken nerves and  failing courage. The sea was infested  by sharks, and nearly all who had stripped off their clothes were eaten by  them. Many,a poor fellow, swimming  alongside with a comrade, heard a sudden rush and a cry and found himself  with only a bloody eddy beside him and  a creeping dread at his heart that he  might be the next to meet such a fate.  And even with the shore safety was  not gained. A heavy swell and strong  undertow and a rocky and difficult coast  were but a part of the dangers with  which they had to contend. For a long  way out from the shore the sea was'filled  with great masses of seaweed, which  wrapped about their limbs as they swam  and slipped under their feet as they  struggled toward the shore, and many  who had almost reached the land gave  up, disheartened, and met their death in  the clinging weed.  Gradually, one after another, they dragged themselves from the water and gathered together on the firm land, and when  it became certain that there we're'no more  to come there were in that party but 68  out of all who had stood on the deck of  the Birkenhead when she went down.  But little could he done for them at the  fishing station at Point Danger, and they  w'ere obliged to tramp, for more than 20  miles through a rough and broken country to the house of Captain Sum Ids. formerly of the Seventh Dragoon guards.  Here they were well cared for aud two  days later were taken off by H. M. S.  Ithadamanthus, sent from.. St. Simon's  Bay.  The   fate  of  the  other  survivors   was  wreck for the purpose of burying the  bodies. Many came ashore, but the greater number sleep in unmarked but not un-  honored graves.���������Short Stories.  Brutality In Russia.  In the "Memoirs of a Revolutionist,"  by Prin-ce Kropotkin, the author, after  telling, of things he himself saw in his  childhood, says: ���������  "If. however. I were to relate what I  beard of in those years, it would be a  much more grewsome narrative���������stories  of men and women torn from their families and their villages and sold or lost in  gambling or exchanged for a couple of-  hunting dogs and then transported . to  some remote part of Russia for the sake  of creating a new estate; of children taken from their parents and sold to cruel  or dissolute masters; of- flogging 'in the  stables,' which occurred every.day with  unheard of cruelty; of a girl who found  her only salvation in drowning herself;  of an old man who had grown gray headed in his master's service and at last  hanged himself under his master's window, and of revolts of serfs which were  suppressed by Nicholas I's generals by  flogging to death each tenth or fifth mau  taken out of the ranks, .and by laying  waste, the village whose'inhabitants, after a military execution, went begging for  bread in the fteishboring provinces."  MEN  OF  MARK.  Hiim:-.u Niitiivn ]-':���������! 1 il>lt������ Kvi-rvwlxT.-.  We sometimes  put   on  a'long  face,  remarks ,an  exchange,   and ��������� look     as  though   we  hadn't      a   friend   in   the  world,   just  because  some  person  has  found fault with something*   he    saw  in our paper.    But why feel so badly,  over   "spilled ' milk'?"     The   merchant  doesn't  please all  his  customers;   the  postmaster,  too, is kicked and. cussed  because he made mistakes;   the    station agent is frequently backed up in  the  corner by some  old  woman,- and  given   to ' understand     this   and   that'  and  numerous  other   things';   the  barber, is censured for his dull razor; the  b'aker is accused of fraud���������some people   declare  that     he  puts   too .much  wind in his bread; the butcher is forever reminded of his- tough meat;  the-  grocer charges poor accounts to good  customers   so   as   to   "evcn""up,"   and  even-the preacher finds it hard work  to  please all his congregation   - with  his  best sermon.    The only- good person  is the one who is doing the kicking.       ���������        ���������  Tn K'-OMt   Itru-)!���������'-** 01������-*iii.  The best way to clean hair brushes  is   with*  spirits   of  ammonia,   as     its  effect   is   immediate.      No   rubbing   is  required, and "cold or tepid water can-  be used as successfully as warm. Take  a tablespoonful of     ammonia    to    a  quart     of ��������� water;      dip   the   bristles  without   wetting the  back,  and  in a  moment   the, grease  is  r.emoved;   then  rinse' in   cold  water,   shake  well  and  dry   in, the  air,   but   not  in,the  sun."  S,v.p and soda soften the bristles and.  ae,    ���������������������������>t get them so thoroughly clean.  Not a duifidt������if Nutuie.  Johnsing���������I     don't    like  'Mr  Mr  dat  spicious.   <  Jones.     He's  too  Jackson���������--What's he  done now?  Johnsing���������He's' done gone an'  put a six-foot bahb-wiah fence aroun'  his melon patch.  Cheering- Mrs. French.  The wife and family * of General  French aroused quite a remarkable  demonstration ��������� at Wolverton on  Wednesday night, when they visited  an amateur performance ��������� of ��������� '' The  Yeomen of the Guard.'' When the  news of their intended visit became  known the hall ,was decorated, and  the townspeople flocked there, many  wearing button portraits of the general, and other emblems. The "Yeomen" formed themselves into a guard  of honoi, and the ladies of the chor-  ous formed an escort,, one of their  number being in waiting, with a lovely bouquet for the general's wife.  Directly the party arrived the audience rose and cheered vociferously.  Mrs. French was ��������� quite i taken back,  and not a little touched, by the warmth  of her welcome.  Lord Salisbury is increasing in stoutness and recently tipped the beam at 265  pounds. '  Archbishop Ireland is a man of many-  tastes, chief among which is that for law,  which study he has'pursued'for'several,  years.    .- '   " \ .*1,        '\   Y -:   >  President McKihley drank no* wine at  the recent' Ohio \sbciety- banquet. He  turned his glass'down at'the beginning  of the feast. '  Ex-Congressman John .Davis .of the  Fifth Kansas district has gone totally  blind. 'He was one of the founders of the  Populist party and served two terms in  congress.     ������������������  Salvini, .the famous Italian tragedian,  now 72 years'olcl,-is acting, in St. Petersburg, his first appearance there for 20  years. He is said to-have created great  enthusiasm.  ' ' -;*...  Brisbin Skiles of Gap, Lancaster county, Pa., though 84 years old, still, makes  good his > claim to the title *the king of  fox hunters," which was-bestowed upon  him many years ago.' ' r  Senator Hoar's jokes take a ..classic  turn. He recently declined a dinner invitation on the ground that after dining  he spoke only Greek, while .he knew his  host understood*only Persian.  Dr. Charles' W. Dabney, president of  the University of Tennessee, has ..received notice from the French government of his appointment as a member of  the committee on international awards at  the Paris exposition..  ��������� Alfred Beit, the South,African millionaire, is reported to -have bought a suit of  old furniture for $350,000, which is  abundant evidence that Mr. Beit is not  paying .the expenses of a war waged  largely oil his.account."      ,  ��������� '  Sir William McCormac; the chief consulting'surgeon to the British 'forces in  South Africa,"receives a salary of ������5,000  a year. Dr. A. Conan Doyle, who volunteered to, go as registrar to the Langman  field hospital, receives no pay.  Giles F. Filley, who recently died in  St.. Louis, gave up his whole fortune"!  nearly $1,500,000, a few years ago to  meet tlie notes of a friend which he had  indorsed, although he mightt have .taken  advantage of the'bankruptcy laws.  > Ex-Senator Philetus Sawyer of ".Wisconsin recently sold his last piece of prop-,  erty in Washington and now owns only  a trifling bit of suburban acreage. He  takes a keen interest in Washington affairs and is extremely well posted on  what is going on. *  . Senator Vest^rejcently-sent a newspaper  clipping to "the secretary to be read to  the house! The latter got the wrong side  of the clipping, and instead of an editorial . on^ the * money, question, began:  "Ridiculous!,, We are giving away these  goods at half price." "The other side!"  cried Mr. Vefct. , ,���������, ^ ;���������    .������������������  Calvin Fentou Fargo, who recently,  died in- San Francisco at' the age of 80,  was a "forty-niner." He was a cousin of  Governor Fenton and ra native of ^Bata-  via. N. Y. - He lived in Paris for 15 years,  returning to California in 1865. He was  a bachelor and left his large fortune to  his niece, the wife of Dr. George Taylor  Stuart of New York city.1  INCONSISTENCY OF MANKIND-  *���������/ ��������� ������w   *  Lost! of Cre-iti-m Iteads  Love Stories, l.tit  Objects to Carrying Scuttle*, of Coal. -', -,  Men are not willing to share with  women the odium of the inconsistency that goes with human nature.  Tho 'woman always gets the blame ,  'for not being consistent, while the  Lords of Creation sit back and enjoy  the sensation of being always just  what they should be in this respect.  Head this, and sec if something similar has not occurred to you at some  time in your life: ���������  - "James, dear, will you bring - me  Tip a scuttle of coal from the cellar?"  said a busy wife.  .'"That's just the way ,with you," ^  said James, with a frown; as he put'  down his book ��������� and rose from the'  'armchair. * ��������� '  '   "Just the way with me?"  "Yes!"  he  snapped.   "As  soon     as  you see me enjoying myself, you have  something'  -or : other * for -me   to-do.-  Didn't'you see"-I was absorbed in'my  '  reading?"' . ������������������- '���������'      '_ / - ���������,,'     i,  '���������Well',, dear, I, will do it myself."; ''  "Yes',      and     tell   everybody���������-your '  mother' especially���������that you have to ���������!  can*3r your own coal np from the cellar.    No, I'll do it.    Let me mark my  place.".  So he marked the place in the book .  at which he had ceased reading, and  when h/8 went down 'to the cellar,  grumbling -all the.way, -she picked up  the volume, and found that it was a  love story, and that the passage he ,  hnd been absorbed in was as follows: -'  "My darling, when you are my wife  I will shield and protect you from'J  every care; the winds-of .heaven, shall;*-',  not'visit your face too' rouglily,, those"^  pretty hands shall lfevjerf'b'e soiled'/-iSyy*  menial tasks/-your wish.shall, be- myS,;  law,  your happiness-���������''*"* \   ���������"���������" "'"   " >'  Just.-then he reappeared; and, dropping "the scuttle upon the floor, said:  ���������-'There's your  coal!*,  'Give me'   my  ���������book."      .        ...  M  f\  t  t  >  PEN,  PENCIL AND BRUSH.  -���������"'"~ - * *,  W. E. Norris, the novelist, is to write  two comedi.es and. a drama during the  present year..  General Lew Wallace is at work upon  another drama, the scene of which is  said to be laid in Thebes.  F. Marion Crawford, the author, is a  yachtsman of'ability and* has Just been  granted by the Italian authorities a captain's certificate of his ability to sail a  ship at sea.   . .  The monument to Rosa Bonheur at  Fontainebleau will be completely the.  work of members of the artist's family  under the direction of Isidore Bonheur,  the sculptor, "her brother.  Hubert Herkomer, the English painter,  is in Berlin to execute a number of orders for portraits and at the same time  arrange an exhibition of his own works.  This will include some of his most important pictures, among them the" portrait of Miss Grant, the "Lady In  White," the ','Lady In Black" and some  of his recent work in enamel.  much easier. The three boats under  Lieutenant Richards, when they pulled  away from the wreck, had made for St.  Simon's Bay, as they were all so heavily  loaded as to make the attempt to land in  the heavy surf inshore one of great .danger:. They rowed all night and at dawn  were picked up by the schooner Lioness,  Captain Ramsden, who after taking them  on board at once started for the scene of  the wreck. On arriving there, early in  the afternoon, the main topmost was  found to be still standing, with 45 men  clinging to it. These were taken off. but  there was no sign of any other survivors.  One hundred and twenty-five were taken by the Lioness from the boats and  from the mast. Sixty-eight succeeded in  reaching the shore. Of the others of the  Birkenhead's great company all perished; but, to the credit of British courage  be it said, there was in this number not  one woman or child. Captain Wright,  the senior surviving military officer, remained for two days at the scene of the  A Costa Rlcan  Wonder.  "The National theater, at San Jose,  Costa Rica, is a wonder," said a gentleman who has recently returned from  that city. "In point of beauty it is said  to*.-stand third among houses of its  kind in the' world. It cost $3,000,000  to erect, aud the work of construction  occupied many years. The design follows the Grand'Opera House of Paris  in a general way, although, of course  the building is very much smaller, and  the material is white marble and Mexican onyx. The main entrance hall  and foyers contain some superb pieces  of statuary, and the decorations were  done by European artists of reputation.  "When a visitor sees it for the first  time, standing in the midst of a straggling little Central American capital,  with a suburban jumble of mud-built  adobe huts, he feels like pinching himself to find out whether he isn't dreaming. The people of San Jose are immensely proud of the house, as they  well may be, but they are so far  away from amusement centers that tho  only regular performances are' by an.  opera company hired by the government in France or Italy for-a brief season every year. .':.. .  * "It is an interesting ���������fact'that all the.  Central American capitals have disproportionately fine theaters, kept up  by the government. The revolutionary  presidents have found it good policy  to amuse the people. It takes the  place of public improvements."���������New  Orleans Times-Democrat.  THE  HALL OF  FAME.  We can tell better whether Hall of  Fame is a fitting title when we see the  names inscribed therein.���������Ridgewood (N.  J.) News.  The proposition to erect a hall of fame  in New York city is of course being met  witliVdiifliculty as to., how, to detect the  famous.���������Syracuse Post-Standard.  ., Miss. Helen Gould gives $100,000 to  build a hall of.fame for.the University of  the City of.New York, and her father's  name is to be included in its roster of  the distinguished dead. That's all right.  Jay deserves to be remembered as the  father of one of the kindest hearted,  clearest headed and most generous .women in the world.���������Pittsburg Chronicle-  Telegraph.   . How to Get a Genial Dog.  A vagrant dog. particularly a cur  with seven or eight different strains of  common dog in him, is the best kind  of a dog to own. He is always smiling  and wagging his tail at you, and his  appreciation of little favors is only  equaled by his- appetite. A fancy dog  with a blue ribbon around his neck is  always rooking for, an opportunity to  snap at children. If we kept a dog,  we would keep a yellow one, purchased  as a pup from a negro boy.���������Atchison  Globe.      /:". ���������"���������    ..   No industry except that of cloth  ���������manufacture has contributed so much  to the comfort and advancement of  man as that of glassmaking, which is  one of the oldest of technical industries.   Its earliest home was Egypt.  ,- ���������  riift-ci i������������ tn-mii.^,_ ��������� y  When Abraham Sapiro of Pafc-rson,';  N.Y., practiced .running in his boyhood days and earned laurels as a'  sprinter, he probably did not dream  that ,-some.#day he. would have to race  for his life with* competitors not of  Jlesh  and  blood.   * '      ' ' .  ,. Sapiro had .charge" of the mixing  -'vats .at the Katz brewery. ,_, Some of  ���������the vats were empty the other day,  and the opportunity for cleaning-the  machinery was considered good; In  the centre of .each-' vat is an upright  shaft. To tli'i'4' are' attached two sets  of large paddles, tho edges of. which  ���������tire sharp as knives.. These '" ara  driven around at high, .speed, and the  .bailing malt is thoroughly mixed.  'Sapiro had been cldaning and sharp-.  ening' the huge"bladds* .said, told Mc-;  Kay, his assistant, to go to the next  room and raise the lever jthat allows  the malt to flow in. Pie wished to  see if it was in working order. He  remained in the vat and a moment  later was horrified to see the greafc  blades moving.     .' - '  Sapiro also began to'inove, for he  rightly concluded that McKay had  raised the wrong lever* and * that he ���������  would, have to keep moving until the-  mistake could be rectified. '.But fright  had incapacitated McKay, who' heard  the cries of Sapiro and was soon at  the side of the vat. What-.'he there  saw transfigured him and.robbed him  of all��������� presence of mind.  \v .'      ,   -\*,  Sapiro", now* racing "about 'the little  circle, might as well have been alone.  He knew just how fast-he had to go,  for wh'ile one set of knives was pursuing, him the other, moving at the  same speed, was making pace for  hini. The pace' finally reached its  limit, and as Sapiro ran, fearful"' of  slipping on the smooth copper bottom, he began to realize that it could  not last long.  Already his limbs began to fail him,  and his breath came hard and fast.  But Sapiro determined to die gamely,  and thus his life was saved. A workman in, a distant- part of the building  heard his cries. Jrle tooH in the situation at a glance - and signalled to  tho engineer. The knives a minute  later began, to slow up, and so did  Sapiro. H-3 watched the knives with  a look of terror.. It became more difficult for him to keep his-distance  from the awful pacers, even though  the latter were going . more slowly. ���������  Sapiro fell exhausted.as'they stopped.  E-te was lifted out and taken home,  snlTering only from'the ��������� effects of his  race and the strain-, upon his. nerves.  FLOWER AND  TREE.  .In Australia there is said to be a gum  tree which,is 415 feet in height.   :     ,     .*..  The rose was ari: emblem of immortality among the Syrians, and the Chinese  planted it over graves.  The wood of the redw,ood tree never  decays; it is said, and ��������� fallen trunks,  which have been overgrown by old forests, are as solid as the day they fell.  Terhaps you don't know that a few roots  of iris���������the Japanese iris is best���������planted  in rich earth in an old washtub painted  green on the outside will make a handsome ornament for your lawn, especially  if you will give it plenty of water.  Her Cry of Despair.  The sky was dun and lowering.  "It threatens rain," said the man.  "Nonsense!" said the woman..,  For the woman's wet weather skirt  was exceedingly becoming to her.���������Detroit Journal.  The  famous   gardens  of   Versailles  hay������ coflrt ������8,000,000.  Indispensable.  "Somebody's been again at my writing desk! It's always so when I want  to work!" -  "What's missing���������Ink. pen?"  "No, my corkscrew!"���������Unsere Gesell-  schaft ���������   1���������nw-��������� -  -u,������*-rw~r.~r~t~Tr  a rio*ftii*������������*fi. WWAXi^litnafrvr^^ twsf t������w.w ���������.j-.****.-*-'.-*  THE.CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  HERE'S A NEW  IDEA.  t  v  Which  Would   Knock All  the  Sen.l-  111 ent Out of Warfare.  "A  few days  before   I   left  home,"  .said a visitor from Washington, "a legal friend of mine called me into his  office aud showed me a most extraor-  1 dinary   mechanical   monstrosity   upon  which he had just applied for a patent.  I   suppose   the   application   has   been  passed upon by this time; so there is  no harm in describing the device.  "It was called  'the automatic color  ,   bearer' and consisted of a small four  wheeled truck made self propelling,by  means  of^a one  horsepower gasoline  engine  geared   to  the  axles.     On- the  truck was a papiej inache dummy of a  color sergeant poi,ed in a herojc attitude aud waving a, flag in the air.    A  cord was attached to the starting valve  ���������of the engine, to be paid "out as the machine advanced, so the thing could be  stopped   whenever  desired  by   simply.  ' , giving it a gentle tug. '  "The   inventor,   who   was   an   Iowa  man, began his  written  specifications  by calling attention   to  the  fact that  the flag had disappeared from the' modern battlefield. Machine guns and long  . range magazine rifles had banished it  from the scene of action, and it would  'be courting certain death for any soldier to attempt to carry it through the  rone of fire.- The consequence was that  armies now went into battle without  thet Inspiration of their  national  em-  - blem, and to remedy that grave deficiency the gentleman from Iowa offer--  ed his patent automatic color bearer.  "His plan was to keep-it moving continually, in front of the'firing line, and  *h������ guaranteed it to'stand, any sort, of  fusillade  without  collapse   Being  a  "mere shell, the dummy, would offer, no  resistance to bullets, and they' would  pass clear through it without inflicting  any damage except to make a small  .hole.   The truck'itself was protected in  front by a five-eighths inch shell shield.  "My friend, the lawyer, nearly laugh-v  ed himself Into hysterics while he was  explaining the   machine,   and  he. said  that the inventor fully expects to make  ' a fortune out of it.   1 would like to see  a brigade going into, action  behind a  papier mache color sergeant.'  It would  r be an  inspiring spectacle .and the ne  "pjus ,ultra  of 'modern  "practical .warfare!"���������New Orlpans Times-Democrat..  I know MINARD'S LINIMENT will  oure Diphtheria.  JOHN D.: JBOUTILLIER.  French Village.  Iknow MINARD'S LINIMENT will  oure Croup.   ,  Gape Island.       ~J. F. Cunningham.  I know   MINARD'S LINIMENT is  the best remedy on earth.  Norway, Me. JOSEPH A. SNOW  A WOMAN'S BURDEN  THE   STORY   OF  A WOMAN   ADDRESSED   TO WOMEN.  RAILWAY TIES.  u  Work has been begun on the Canso  and Louisburg railway in Nova Scotia.  A syndicate has been formed to build a  single rail high speed electric railway  between Liverpool and' Manchester.  Two Glasgow firms have received orders for upward of 100 locomotives for  South Africa, to be dispatched when the  present war ends.  As now surveyed from New York to  Buenos Ayres. the intended Pan-American railroad would he 10,221 miles long.  To finish and equip it would cost at least  $200,000,000.  It TV lis How Those Weak and. Despondent  .-     Can Obtain New Health and Strength.  .'at a Small J*xpense���������The ITacts Fully  Verified  by Investigation.' '  From the Mail, Granby, Que.  The reading   public-have .evidence  put before them almost   every   day  of  the healing powers   of   Dr.   Williams'  Pink   Pills.     It   i-i   sometimes  asked  whether  these   cuies   are  permanent,  and in reply to, this we  would say tbat  a case which recently  came to   the attention of the Mail   indicates   that the  results following the   use. of this medicine are as lasting as   rhey   are   beneficial.    Some years   ago   Mrs.   Robert  Webster, who is well' known in Granby, passed through a   very   serious illness in which her condition very nearly bordered upon collapse. ' Her blood  appeared to have almost turned to water    She was very  weak,   her appetite  fickle, and   she   suffered'  from  severe  headaches.  Mrs. Webster had the benefit of excellent inedical  advice, but apparently without avail, as  she  seemed  steadily growing worse.     The least exertion would  fatigue, her,   and finally  she was for a time   unable   to . do  her  housework, and was confined* to   bed.  Her husband suggested the use   of  Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills   and  purchased a  few boxes.    Mrs. Webster had not been  taking the pills long  before  she found  herself growing   stronger.    Her headaches -disappeared,   her   appetite  improved;   new  ,blood    appeared   to be  coursing,through her   veins,   and  her  nerves again became strong and active.  After using the pills for   a   couple of  months she,felt as well as ever she bad  done in her life, and could do her house  work without feeliug . the  fatigue that  had formerly made her life   so ^miserable.    This, as already indicated, happened some yeurs ago, and in the period  that has elapsed Mrs. Webster has  enjoyed tbe best of health..  She says tbat  if she feels sit any   time   a  little  run  down she takes a fow doses of Dr. Wil-  iains' Pink Pills and is soon all right,  and she thinks there is no  medicine to  equal them   Mr. Webster,   speaking of  his wife's   cure,   says  Dr.' Williams'  Pink Pills did her   a thousand  dollars  worth of good, and friends   who knew  her condition before s-he began the pills  and saw the effect * upon   her,   say  the  same thing.    Thera are 'a  number of  others in this vicinity who   have -used  this great medicine, and so   far as  the  Mail can leui^i the results have always  been beneficial.,        ���������.  There   are   thousands     of    women  throughout the country who suffer as  Mrs. Webster did,who are pale, subject  to headaches, heart' palpitation and dizziness, who drag along frequently feeling that life is a harden.    To all  such  we would say give Dr.   Williams' P^ink  Pills a  fair  trial.    These  pills  make  rich, red blood,   strengthen.the nerves/  bring the glow of health   to pale  and  sallow cheeks, and make tbe feeble and  despondent feel   that  life is once more  worth living.    The   genuine  are  sold  only in boxes, the  wrapper bearing the  full name "Dr.   Williams'    Pink  Pills  for Pale People".  May be had from all  dealers or by mail at 50c a box   or   six  boies for $3.50, by addressing  the Dr.  Williams'   Medicine   Co., , Brockville,  Ont.  THE  KAISER.  CoumoHuk Thonght.  It looks as if the kaiser may never be  able to write a hissless play.���������Washing-  ton Post.  Germany will probably give the kaiser  all the navy he wants if he will only stop  writing plays.���������Baltimore American.  Kaiser Wilhelm has now painted a picture^ written a battle hyinu. composed a  piece of music and produced a drama, so  there is really nothing, left for him to do  except to declare war on somebody or  take to lecturing.���������San Francisco Call.  There never was, and never will be, a uni-  versal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very, nature of many  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what would  relieve ODe ill" in turn would, aggravate the  other. We have, however,rin Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems are led into convalescence and  strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives. It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency and  lack of interest in . life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing, sleep���������imparts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening,  the healthy animal functions of ;he system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame,,and giving life to  the digestive organs, which naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite. .Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, ��������� this wine approaches nearest ��������� perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists eel) it.  A.Sure Teat. ���������  "Are you sure she ��������� Is as gentle and  patient and amiable as she seemsV"  asked the friend.  "Not quite sure." answered the young;  man who is In loye, "but I'm going to  find out." .  <  "How!"  ,Tra going to get hor. to call some*  uody up over a long-distance telephone  and then watch her." ��������� Indianapolis  Journal.  U"TfKrANA " RELIANCE  CIGAR  1 US-WIN A, v<    FACTORY, Montreal  ^  t t  THE CENSOR.  Soda water and baseball. men are beginning to get gay.���������Atchison Globe.  The .Paris exposition seems to have  done more to avert war between the  great powers than has The Hague conference.���������Houston Post..,  Several firms are. very busy enameling  bicycles the popular khaki color. It is  an excellent "shade to hide splashes of  mud.���������London Chronicle.  The pension for Liiiuokalani didn't go.  She has no vote, and a discarded queen  does not count in the national game.���������  Louisville Courier-Journal. \ -  After 26 years' of always honest and  always earnest endeavor Maud S is dead.  She deserved her great fame and, her  fortunate. life and her peaceful and  speedy death.���������-New York1 World.  Dr. 'Malbran advises people not to  shake hands,* as it might sp'read the  plague. Shaking hands is a more or less  unnecessary and dirty custom at all  times and especially in hot weather.���������  Buenos Ayres Herald.  The- German sense of humor is not of  abnormal development, but Germans can  scarcely repress their smiles when the  agrarian measures looking to the exclusion of foreign meats is called a sanitary  measure without selfish significance.���������  Boston Herald.  I    Minari's Liniment Cnres Burns, Etc.  #���������  fr  Etch in il   the  Time*.  "This." the lecturer said, throwing  another picture upon the screen, "is a  view of the public highway leading to  tin- great 'pyramids of Kgypt."  "Tin-- 'public highway!' " commented  an auditor-in disgust. "The pyramids  are in the desert. He'll be telling us  next that they have railroads in the  Holy Land and that one can ride in a  car to the top of Mount Vesuvius."���������  Chicago Tribune.  MAM'S LINIMENT Cnres DaMM  Lucky She Didn't Say "L*o������iffer."  She���������You don't love me any more.  He���������I couldn't.  She  melted.���������Philadelphia  Bulletin.  TRY IT.���������It would be a gross injustice to  confound that standard healing agent, Dr.  Thomas' Eclectkic Oil, with the ordinary  unguents, lotions and salves. They are  oftentimes inflammatory and astringent.  The Oil is, on the contrary, eminently cooling and soothing when applied externally to  relieve pain, and powerfully remedial when  swallowed.  A TONIC FOR THE DEBILITATED.  ���������Parmelee's Vegetable Pills by acting  mildly but thoroughly on tbe seoretions  of tbe body are a valuable tonic, stimulating the lagging organs to healthful  aotion and restoring them to full vigor.  They can be taken in graduated doses  and so used that they can be discontinued  at any'time without return of the ailments which they were used to allay.  Well Equipped.  She���������You used to call me an angel.  He���������Yes, I remember I called you  "my angel without wings."  She���������But you never do any more.  He���������No, I've begun to believe that  you have wings, after all. It's so easy  for you to fly into a passion.���������Catholic  Standard and Times.  Adapted   For the Stngre.  "What did that publisher say about  your novel V"  "He said it was too'trashy'to print,  but would probably dramatize all  right."���������Chfcago Record.  MINARD'S LINIMENT ReUe?es Neuralgia.  It's Quite the Thin^ These Days.  "Yes," said the man who had achieved a little unexpected notoriety by advancing some marvelous political  views, "I think I shall run for the presidency."  "As the representative of what party?" asked the listener.  "Oh, I'll organize a new party of my  own!" was the reply. "They all do it,  you know���������that is, all really progressive people."���������Chicago Post.,  Drifted Apart.  "I had thought thee an idol of gold,"  he sadly sighed, "but thy feet are  clay."  Berenice Brisklt contemplated him  . with hauteur, also froideur.  "Well, they're only 2 B's, if I do say  lt myself," she retorted.  Here they drifted apart, Inasmuch as  they were palpably not affinite souls.���������  Detroit Journal.  Sound and Substance.  "KIrby Skaggs Is a great talker."  "Does he ever say anything?"���������Cat  ���������ago Record.  .Literary Gcn{*.  "What's your game?" asked the man  with the big cigar in the Pullman.  "If j'ou mean my profession," replied  the other, with dignity, "I'm a maker  of books."  "And I'm a bookmaker," cried the  first heartily. "Shake:"���������Philadelphia  North American.  There are cases of consumption so far  advanced that Bickle's A nti-Consnmptive  Syrup will not cure, but none so bad that  It will not give relief. For coughs, colds  and all affections ot tbe throat, lungs and  ohest, it is a specific which has never been  known to fail. It promotes a free and  easy expectoration, thereby removing the  phlegm, aud gives the diseased parts a  ohance to heal. '���������,'  TOWN  TOPICS.  MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Everywhere.  Do Not  Pay-Cash.^*  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT.  A very large saving can bo made.   We can  furnish the exact amount for any payment.  Write for particulars and price.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, Winnipeg  "Screened water" is the latest in Chicago. St. Louis is to have the screenings.���������St. Louis Star.  Emporia is a good prohibition town,  but a man can make a living by picking  up empty bottles in the alleys.���������Emporia  (Kan.) Gazette.  It would be an improvement at least if  the officials would just try to run New  York for a week "the way Parkhurst  would do."���������Chicago Record.  The establishment of a home for nice  respectable old horses that have been  worn out by faithful service is the most  respectable thing that has happened in  New York for years.���������Kansas City Star.  It may be true, that Kansas City is deficient in sleeping accommodations, but  there is more to keep delegates awake  there than in any eastern city that  aspires to convention honors.���������St. Louis  Globe-Democrat.  Still Hangs High.  Gas well���������I had bbped that the backbone of the winter was broken.  Dukane���������And it isn't.  Gaswell���������No; not even the goose  bone.���������Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  a  V  OXYDONOR.  Trade Mark Registered Nov. 24,1896.  One Oxydonor will serve a family. You  are to do the curing yourself. Fully tested  in all diseases. Oxygen is nature's greatest  cure. 'Sure cure for La Grippe, Rheumatism,  Oatarrh, Chronic Dyspepsia, etc. Dr. P. Emmons, of Syracuse, N. Y., writes: "I wish to  give you particulars of a few. from many  cases which have been effected by the Oxydonor 'Victory' in my practice." He especially meotions cases of Pneumonia, Bowel  Trouble, Erysipelas, Asthma, Rheumatism,  Diptheria, Measels, .Neuialgia,. etc. Particulars can be seen at my office. Subdealers  in every district wanted. For descriptive  booklet and particulars address Wm. T.  Gzzbi:;s. Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.  Catholic Prayer gSSbETKSR  alars, Religious Pictures, Statuary, and Churob  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders r������������  ceive prompt attention. ]), & J, gadM & C0.,M011tieal  "Well, anyway, it wuz a t awfully  stylish coat when it wuz new."���������New  York Journal.  Outclassed.  "I am glad to see yqu are free from  that egotism which prompts' professional jealous?," said the man who assumes a patronizing and paternal manner. " '  < "No.", said the young actor languidly. "To tell you the truth,'I haven't  seen any actors whose work suggested'  any reason whatever for my being jealous."���������Washington Star.  ������������������SV  Why It Amused  Htm.  "Why did you laugh so loudly at the  story that old fellow told at lunch yes-  "terdayV    I've'heard-it a dozen times,  aiid   I   know'that  I've  told  it to you  three or four tihies myself."  "Oh. yes: the story was no good, but  you see the old fellow bad proposed  to pay for the meal."���������Chicago Times-  Herald.  - One of the results of the present crusade in Uniontown, Pa., against swearing-is that any one heard using profane  language is fined GO cents. And this at  the very approach'of spring houseclean-  ing time.���������Oil City (Pa.) Blizzard.  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer holidays.   Now is the time to  .prepare for a situation in the busy seaBon.  Full particulars on application.  G. W. DOXAID, Sec.  N. B.���������We assisted over 100 of our students to  positions during the past live months.'  v  Farm Lands  , ���������      ��������� <���������  For Sale in All Parts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN. .     ,  -*** - .*���������  --��������� K^'l  ���������!���������-. ������������������??���������  Manufactured-by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg.  ,   SOMETHING MORE THAN A PURGATIVE.���������To purge is the only effect  of,  many pills now on the market.     Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are more than a purgative.     They  strengthen , the  stomach,  where other pills only weaken  it.     They ���������  cleanse the blood by regulating the liver  and kidneys, and' they  stimulate where  other pill compounds  depress.     Nothing  of an injurious nature,   used  for merely  purgative powers, enters into their  composition.   ��������� i  '  bO  YOU   USE  SHOE  DRESSING*  If YOU WANT AL  DRESSING  THAT WILL  KEEP THE LEATHElT  SOFT AND PLIABLE  PACKARD'S  ONETRUL WILL CONVINCE YOU  OF IT5 SUPERIOR MERITS  P'YrA,  ":*s."/f  "- .;v,il  "*.*-*'  W,  -���������, ~&,\  c t *  Tbe  Mystery   of  Life.*    c  "His life is simply a living death!"  "Yes;  he's  a  living  example of  tho  impossibility of living on so small an  income as his!" ��������� Detroit' Journal.   *  Montreal.  Free Bus. Am.  ��������� P. $1.50 up.   E. P. $1.00; en.  Hotel Balmoral  -L  H  PACKARD   K  tO    MPMUPM       I  ���������im           *���������~~���������  W. N. U.  271  Better Time For Baby's Efforts. ,\  Grinder���������What,   asleep   at  your   desk,  sir, and work so pressing!   a      ''*   r'  Mcjekly���������Excuse me. sir; baby kept me  awake all nisrht.    "-       -   '*'-K.' ..*���������   Grinder���������-Then you should have brought.'  ���������> ���������n-iMi yon.to thp *->fn><-*.----Brooklyn Life. '���������  feas  SruniZdy Jb 4ns -Wf^ -n^Tte^ 4nu*tt  *.*4|!l  Y-fis1*****-  _>*���������$*}.*  A:M>\  -*>*>P  -" "'.-^-Sl  ** .* ',.'*{���������  ;, ��������������������������� ��������� -.���������-"������.  ������������������- * -.. **���������'���������* I  v ���������������.*-.  Good Clothes are not expensive, it is. the  common kind that costs most in the end:  must be good as every garment is guaranteed  and money will be refunded if it is not as represented.  All seams are overcast.  The Cloth is sponged and shrunk.  The Linings are good.  The Buttons match.  The inside, which you cannot  ls good as  the outside which you can see.    It is sold by reliable  dealers only.    Made to Fit ��������� not made tb Order.  Forbes worsted Trousers  Retail at $3.50  Tailors get $6*00  l^^A^j^Avmjaivaj^^^s mm*  liii-^'OuxviJbJi-KLAiSD JNK'V*, g-  JLSSUKD EVEIlY   TUESDAY.  M. JS: HnDersoii, JSMtor.  &&- Advertisers wlio want th.eir ac  Changed, should get copy in by  12 a m.  day before issue.  Sub-Hjri-Kjrs     failing     .to    reeevc      The  Nkws regularly will confer a fuycr by   noti  yiug' the   ������'Jtfi������e.  Job Work Strictly C.  O.  D.  .Transient Ads Cash, in Advance.  TUESDAY,  -JULY   3rd  1900.  Liye Stock Commissioner in  August.  ��������� j ,_  D^rijng J. R. Anderson's rec.ent  lour on the Mainland he most fortunately Jell in >yith F. W. Hodson,  pominion Liva Stock Commission-  (e.r who was on his way to Victoria  for ...the piupose of meeting Mr.  Anderson and dis'-u-ssing menns b}r  which,his (Mr.   Hodson's.) services  '   *' ' '  poujdbe made;ayai]able   in the m-  jereuts.of the farmers of the province.- .In consequence of the meeting Mr. Hojdson did no- come on to  Victoria, but travelled eastward for  # jtjme in company with Mr. Anderson.  Mr. Hodson, before he was se-  Reeled for his,'present position, oc-"  oupied that of superintendent of  institutes in Ontario,, arid in which '  he was most *succesdful,.raising the  3ystem in.a few years from a very  suaail beginning to its present  ' flourising condition.' The Dominion government was not slow in  1 - ���������,-.***������������������ -,  "recognizing liabilities, and he wa������  Jijjeref.ore asked to,, accept the position whiph he now fil'p, and for  which he is so Avell qualified.  - Mr. Hodson's wish   is to concentrate the efforts of pur  government  in making appropriations for benefit of the farmers, so that   the   best.  results maybe obtained, and to that  1 (end h(e has asked Mr.   Anderson to  ���������furnish him with  such   particular*?  pf tlfjB various acts,   appropriations  nnd other   m-aterials,   so   that  he  may be in a position to   make suggestions ior   a   future  policy.    He  guitp recognizes   that  the  average  fermer of this province is unable to  obtain   the   best     results     single  handed, and that it is only through  co-operatisn with   each  other   that  they can possibly   hope  to   obtain  tbat which appears   beyond   their  reachj     He  is     of  opinion   it  is  through   the   Farmers'    Institutes  thai these results can   be  best   at-  ��������� ^.}aed, and   |i|3   therefore   suggesfs  , {bat a scheme be evolved,   so   that  all may join as members,   that the  appropriations be  directed   in  one  phannel, that an   effort   should   be  made to induce the Dominion Government to give   assistance   in   tiie  same direction, and   lhas the   ser-  Aiqe of him>-elf and other Dominion  officers be givenS so that   those who  jtre unable to import breeding stock  on their pwn account, may, through  the medium of   co-operation   have  |he benefit pf such stock as may be  obtained in that,manner. Mr. Hod-  pon from his position, is thoroughly  acquainted with all  tbe breeders of  pure stfock, and the value  of   such  tiock,  -he.-is    therefore   eminently  q'ua;ified to act-as  purchaser,   and  inasmuch a a theie are no attendant  expei-tes su-eh as commission,  e;c,  it will readily be seen    that the atl-  yan -ago of such an agent is beyond  quesaoi). -"lie is aj.su iu a positio.i  to' command ; the lowest freight  ���������.ates, being in touch with all th������  authorities-of traiipp--rtation lines-*.  ��������� ' It had been Mr. Hodson's inten-  ;ion lo proceed to Eng and after  his visit to this province, bnt after  his interview with Mr. Anderson  he baa relinquished the idea and  -\iii return to the province whenever it can be arranged for him to  u.ake the tour of the country ' and  take in all the institutes. This  Mr. Anderson thought had better  be done during August, and Mr.  H.-dson is therefore prepared to  conic at that time and will in such  case addi ess meetings of Farmers'  Institutes wherever thc}r are ar-  r mged.  It is Mr. Hodson's earnest desire  thai Mr. Anderson should attend  on the part of the piovince? the annual meeting of stock breeders,  which is to'take place during the  au umn, in order that the piovince  may fo come in closer touch v/ith  Eastern breeders and methods.  It is noteworthy in connection  with this matter that the districts  of Kamloop-*} and Okanngau, although two of the richest agricultural sections Jn the province, are  still without Farmers' Institutes.  ln the case of the first named steps  are now being taken to form such  an organization at an early date.  The British navy are experimenting uHh two new varieties of _  fuel in Welsh steam' coal. One is  a mixture of anthracite coal with  some other materials, tho nature of  which is not divulged, compressed,  into small blocks, and' the' other  consists largely of We.-?1! coal residue. Four first-class .battle ships  have shipped several hundred tons  of this fuel. The reason N for'.nis  action is probably due to the fact  that the Admiralty sometimes experience great difficulty in obtaining sufficient quantifies of the  Welsh coal.' A short time ago the  the stock of this ?oal ai Portsmouth  was exceptionally low and the  question was raised in Parliament  ���������as to whether some other fuel could  not be discovered that would fulfill  the exigencies of the navy, with  equal --atis faction.���������Scientific American.  A. Portray and Mrs. Baxter were  married Saturday by Rev. Mr.  Dodds.  Sunday" Schools of the Methodist and Presl'o-'terian Caurches^hcld  a pic-nic at tho Point Monday.  The News will dp job-work as  .''cheaply as.can be impor.ed fiom  other cities, in spite of the malicious statements of certain persons  disposed to do us a business injur}-  to tho contrary. ,  Mr. Gideon Hicks is visiting  here with Mr. VVhiteacre of the  iirm of Mason & Risoh. At th--  Strawberry Festival to be held  to-night in Cumberland Hall, under the auspices of   the   Method is*  *P  el*  <-.<���������  ass  - -..~t,-...-,  ���������ft  ts!  - is-; v^   ���������-  -.���������Vi'    rj  I  '   ' f*  Cnmmen-inpr SAturelay.  June 3Gth,  we will cWr a large number   of lines   of summery  goods at half prices. . ' -    .   .  .  Lot'No. 1 ,  '  :  too ladies4.and   children's   trimmed hats at half prices.     ,     '  ,-ip- ^-.Ti*r^*nc������w-������wutzi*MAffaJiuM������i*w.-n  Q  u  All our colored muslins at almost half prices. , " .  .xj-i-i uuuOTJuii-wiui'in'" MM-v3U*Vr<*mujmrmj><mvraauca���������twa^ictcxbttw. vmrnw -^ BtmiVwrmsw.iamKmn**mmmnMm\m������nmBy<i  Lot'B. 5   ��������� ���������    -'.  75 ladies' sailors,-** the latest novelties, worth $1.25; $i".S������, and  $i'.-7 s. now 50 cents. , ,  *-****-���������' *^  Lof.JSo. 2,,   , ���������,  All mens' duck and straw   hats,]1  half prices.  Lot No. 4  All ladies' sailor hats  50c.   75c.  and $1.00, now 25 cents. '.;  ra.M-,-*-,**^*.*****-!**���������^  \jn   -7  I. ���������  Lot r  All mens'" felt    hats " in   .stock,  half price.     '   ' -  ���������^oa������rtrt������.i&*Mieca*^-������Jv-K..^  > .coseTiccp-iXAUku 1-kJLVf ncas7V'aswta*nf ai  *   Ladies' button   boots  and   slippers at 11.00, were $1.75 and $2.  Lot No. 6   ���������  5 dozen child's muslin headw,ear<  worth 35c. 50c  now 25c.    ���������';    .:;  -Lot Nfp.'S       ���������'��������� ���������    ".',-''",  . 300 pairs  mens',   womens',  and  children's shoes at   a    fraction :o  original prices '���������        '.    ,   '   ;  r-l-rnrt MM. ���������KmlWliV  Jl *���������? S'  I'O;  1- i\  We are placing" on, one of ouni  tables a lot of Ladies' and . mensM  fine shoes, mostly one or two of* a  kind.    'Prices riofht.     ���������    l    ���������������������������  ���������ft  mi V?-l ^frl*-*.   i'-'-i      y1-9--     ajm  few i*m L'--' jSsw  * ���������-' 4  hint  4 L1- 'C U M B E R-LA N D',  W J  id  ���������Bim-rj*sy**3gn.-ir^:'0������MJ*Pi!g*i*^^ '!r"'^^!i^.  L A. Society, Mr. TTi ks will sing  and Mr. Whilc-acro wdl give h-elections on a fine Al..son & Risc'i piano with the aid of a pianola, an  auxiliary instrument made by the )  firm and which performs most difficult and, brilliant music and  which is now for the first time being exhibited in the west.  Mr. ''Mike'1 left on theCity of Nanaimo on Saturday to take in the  1st of July cekbration in Vancouver. Micky will be here when he  gets back.  V-mcouver, Juue 29.���������Sir   Henry   Jolly,  L-enfc.-Gov   of B.  C. arrived   here    to-day.  Ho was nmt by M-tyor and Aldermen   after  vvliiuh he lefr,'for Victoria.  MEN   WANTED.  xaxs*j^J3nc=UL������ciru2������*urjcacsaaani(^aXTr^w  tXfjryJii.     goaml     -ttRcnslL  ������c  ARTRIDGE  ' <H'1  500 white miners   and   helpers  for the Wellington Extension  'and Gomox mines, to -supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to the managers  of the said mhos, Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wkllington Collieuy Co., Ltd  ���������HP III li| L@ C-P -     wJ II ilal  #11!  Here at last, it has taken some time to gej  them from the factory, but we are now operj  ing out lOOO pairst oi mens' boys' ladie^  misses and childrens' 'shoes, and prices ar*  away down. Don't you want a pair for thj  holidays?   ii so we can suit you.  '    -\    . .,''' ���������WALLER   "&.: PARTRiDGl  ^r*&^-<*  9  t  OS  Goods  V///&  * ' "Of lO      \  //it'   i,*l\i\    \\  J*l5l\ A  " < *  HAMMOCKS,��������� BASEBALL, CRICKET,  LACROSSE,  PUSHING TACKLE,  BOXING   GLOVES, LAWN TENNISf]  AND PUNCHING ���������BAG!'  THE   BEST QUALITY FLIES TRIED   A7i  HARDY BROS,, PRICE $1.50 PER DOZEN  SI.ND    FOI?;   A    SAMPLE    DOZEN.,  -Tisd-all's Gun Store,   Vancouver, B.  ���������'A  i  (I  -DEALERS IN  Hardware,     Tools,    Wagons,  ���������F  Carriages,  q v_.< *  ��������� ^r, -���������" to  rm ?mpSements and Machinery.  ia FMirir?������| M^s G������-  I ffiiBBPS' Tools and Oamp Ontflts a Specialty, |  ^���������"c en. $\  I  EN DERBY,' B. C.  .HMgaiiaii, Three S^  A Suy)erior  Family Flour.  Strong BI  ������  J**      #-2  Massey-tgt'frns ef svannpn   ttiey  tos'-s^Supei'-fine ^ Wlieatle  i  10-10's  Per Gun nip.  rrT-r7r^r^t.rr^rrv-SMirrm. *Z?t*aX3IZte.13CT&.VE~aB,~Z'J\ ZX&GSCMG'SSSiaW  I  VICTORIA.    VANCOUVER.    KAMLOOPS  W  h-y.  yp -.���������y;^'X:S>/-tt.:^ttSy^  'r^s^^&yz^J^y^M  F?.  P: RIT'HET 8l CO.,  Limited,  AGENTS,    -    -;   .-*   VICTORIA.

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