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 TzJt-vuQ^e^'  lv <  Ir'K  i. \  \\:  SEVENTH YEA$.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY,   JULY 15th 1S99  WEILER BROS  Furniture,  Carpets,  Liiuraeums,  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS,  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS.  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto.  .     Send for our Large Illustrated Catalogue-*-Mailed Free.  VICTORIA,  Crockery,  Glassware,,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  E namelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Wooden ware,  Bar Outfits,  A Carload  of those Excellent  /. HEINTZMAN PIANOS  Including one of their Magnificent  ..Baby Grande  ARE     ON     EXHIBITION      AND     FOR   ' ai  60 GdVepqn^eqt 5W Victoria.  Don't fail to get our Terms and  Prices before selecting  a piano.  NOTICE  For the Mutual Benefit of the  MINERS OF CUMBERLAND  -*���������AND   NEW   STOCK   OF  Miners' Supplies  Clark's Patent Overalls  in   Blue   and  White.        Ellis'    Patent   Miner's  Flask, New Reflector Lamp.  Copper Lamps.  EXTRA SPECIAL PICK  HANDLES. COAL SHOVELS.  Give us a Call for our Mutual Benefits,  Simon Leiser,  Nicholles & Renouf, Ld.  ^1 YATES STOBET,   VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,  ANP FARMING    AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL "KINDS.     x       '  Ageate feMcGermick.Harvesting Machinery.   ���������  Write tor price* and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563,  Off the Wires  Victoria B. C. 12.���������Str.'Willapa  arrived from the West Coast last  night. She brings news of a great  discovery of placer gol'd at a place  called Wreck Bay near Clayoquot  Sound. Nine dollars a���������day have  been wasb.^4 out with the crude,  implements at hand.  Some make rockers that fail to save  any but the ^coarse gold. On one  claim owned by Jos. Drinkwater secured $2.40 from a single pan.  Great excitement prevails.  The diggings are about 100 miles  from here.  Halifax, N.S. 11.���������The Red Cross  stx. Portia from New York, bound  to Halifax was wrecked last night,  on Big Fish Shoal, west of the entrance to Halifax Harbour without  loss' of life, except the drowning of an  Assyrian froy named Basha. The  escape of the others on board nnm-  ' bered-'seventy passsngersand a crew  of thirty four officers and men.  London ll.Prince of 'Wales visited  Duke Michael this, evening to convey his Condolence Grand Duke  Michael will remain inJSngland until it is decided when and where the  funeral takes place.  The death of" Czarewich" was  ������quiteuuexpocu.d-: Vtnuch that his  :'moii������������rteveri<,waB not ^h nam.;-;,.* *.,  ' Ottawa 11. Sir W; Laurier, replying  Robertson to-day said that the Government had been informed that  the American authorities intended  to send a force to Pyramid Harbour  and without breaking official secrets,  he would say he strongly objected to  Americans sending any force todis-  puted territory under existing circumstances or as long as permanent boundary is not settled. Ten  mounted police are statioued on the  Dalton Trail about five miles from  Porcupine Creek.  Victoria, 12��������� The Nahleen and  Lonise were destr������ved by fire this  morning. The cause was unknown.  The Nahleen was to sail fo the Yukon in a day or so.  Londou, 12.���������The City of Paris  which; went ashore som-e time ago  and which was abandoned by her  owners has been floated.  Vancouver, 12.���������There continued  to be numerous bike accidents here  owing to vehicles taking the wrong  side of the road. Yesterday a mes-  sanger boy was knocked senseless  and his wheel smashed by colliding  with an express wagon on Granville  Street near tne Post Gffice.  Vancouver, 13.���������A cable to Hon.  Carter-Cotton Minister of Finance,  states .that ������340,000 of inscribed  stock for which tenders were called  in London by the Bank of B. C.  The .woininium price of 96 has been  :' ' '    WE   WANT YOUR  I Job printing  I SATISFACTORY  WORK  PRICES!  fully subscribed at a  fraction over  Victoria, B. C. 13.���������R. H.Brown,  better known as Carib.oo Brown, died  at the age of 67.  John Hawkings, a well connecte 1  Englishman who had fallen ,011 evil  ways .and lately was a water fn the  Bank Exchange, died in Jail whei e  he was held for safe keeping while  recovering from a drinking bout.  An inquest will be held.  , Falmouth, Eng. 13���������On entering  the Tidal Harbor to-day the Paris  under the influence of wind and  tide wasjsomewhat unmanageable,  her stern struck the end of a small  wooden pier upon which a large  crowd of people had assembled.  The pier shook from end to end and  spectator became panic stricken and  made a.rush to escape. Ultimately  control of the ship was regained  and she was safely anchored.  Nanaimo, 13.���������Str. Clayoquetar-  rved yesterday from Texada loaded  with passangers. The captain reports things very favorable at Van  Anda. There are at present 2,000  tons of ore on the dump awaittMg  treatment The new Bmelter will be  in operation next week. A busy  time is expected for some to come.  Victoria B. C. 13.���������C. P. N. will  submit a proposition to the City  Council asking for a bonus for a  term of years to assist in keeping a  fast ,selvice between, here and Vancouver reducing the passage to less  than four hours.  The watchman of the Nahleen  was not burnt in the fire of the  ship.    He gave the first alarm.  Rennes, France 13.���������Matrie, the  Consul for Cap. Dreyfus had a long  conference to-day with President  Co artmar tial. The date of the trail  is not yet fixed.  Nanaimo, 13.---Str. Alpha arrived  from the north to-day with $20,000  in dust and sixty passangers. On  the trip south an army man who  had been drinking so hard that he  had an attack of delirium tremens  was locked in a state-room under guard but during the absence  of the guards he iuflicted-a horrible  gash on his throat with a razor.  He will recover.  Victoria, July 14.���������Word just  received of the death of Capt. Chas-  GoodalL .senior member of firm of  Goodall Perkins & Co., San Francisco who control Pacific Coast  Steamship. Company. His death  was very sudden and occurred in  England.    No particulars.  Victoria, 14.-R. R. Maitland  airiv^d at Juneau from Atlin with  a report that $5,000 had been taken  out from his Pine Creek Claim. A  man named McCully had taken out  $7,000 and one pan ran $9.75.  McDonald twenty-one miles below on Pine cleared $400 as a  result of two days washing.  Cape Town, 14 ���������The Cape parliament opens to-morrow and excising scenes are anticipated owing to  to the attitude of the premier on the  Transvaal question. Large uumber  of opposition favor his impeachment.  In the meantime a Fricander party  is workiug up a Boer agitation an4  are.dping its utmost in this' direc* ���������  tion an atiempt $0 hold a loyal  meeting this afternoon was fuBtrat- ,  ed by a Frikander who precipitated  disgraceful scenes forcibly fragging  the Loyalist tpeeches from the platr  form and expelling them with jee������j  and insults.  Port Said, Egypt 14. . Admiral  Dewey arrived hore this afternoon,  aboard the'Olympia.  Nanaimo, July 14.-Tenders clos-. <,  ed at   noon   to-day   for, carrying^. ������  mail to Cumberland   from  Parks-. -  ville on Friday evening1 from   this.  city.    The carriep   will   exchange,  mail at French Creek,  Union  Bay- ;:  and by there returning will   leave"  Cumberland   Sunday,   connecting ,  with the Alberni mail stage on  its >  south bound trip, Mqnday,     This," :  new regulation is expecterj to, com- ,/���������'���������  mence August 1st, and will give  a"  semi-weekly mail service   between;  this   city   and   Cumberland,- phe' ..  mail   going   iip   by   the i steamer  i  Wednesday. , ��������� ''.''')  Victoria 14.���������Str. Alliance react-,  ed   Seattle to-day.   She <had:20O  passangers and  $100,000 in gold,. ;  The richest creeks at Cape Nome in ���������-  10 days gave $10,000.-. Similaram-!C  ount was taken from 3 claims ih ^  2 weeks on the Roanoko.   Colors^-;;  can be found almost anywhere in /  the Zone which is 35 miles square,, ;;  The gold'runs,to $18 an ounce.���������V^/.&fl  Dawson is not In itior/nchheso^;fr  Laboriis scarce, new.coiners prefer-."^  ring   to   prospectr   Adffiavits are, ,,  brought down verifying the taking ,  out as $9,68,0 in eight days by four-  men.  NOVA SCOTIA NOTES.  H. J. Crowe has chartered a ship to*  carry deal from Annobolis to the United:  Kingdom tb.������ first shipmex^ef the kind  from Annopolis. The business in this.  province hitherto havingbeenlargely con- >  fined to West B^y, Cumperland. ' Mil,  Crowe will draw his supply frorn Kin^s.  Country.  Work was -resumed July 4th in. the>  Calidonia mine. The full shift will be;  gradually put on. Rumor* a^e current  to the effect iha������ the fire is not yet com-.  pletely extinguished, and that efforts. ay,e^  now being made to smother it by bank'  ing. It is said that the. com^ny intends  to put a night shilt on at the  Dominion,  j  sgsg@sgsggs������@gggsg@se  THE LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  Musical  Instruments in B.C.  FLETC^W. BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  P. 0. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS,  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,:  banj;o#,t  autoharps,  Ali the latest Sheet; Music  and Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic Kj  Sewing Machines. Needles and parts lor all machines. Send for Catalogue. WAS AN OLD TRICK.  YET'THE   MAN  WHO   PLAYED   IT  JOYED   IT   VERY   MUCH.  EN-  Even if tlie Many "VVlio Were Pooled  l>y Him Did Xot Like It a Hit, Tliey  Hurt to Admit Tliey Were Easily  Cangrlit.  A man was seen the other day standing en a prominent street corner iind  gazing with great earnestness at a window near the top of a tall office building.  "What is   it?"  inquired   two other  -men. whose curiosity impelled  thein to  stop and see what was up.  He made no reply  Other men stopped and looked up at  the same window  "What's the , excitement?' they  asked.  When,nearly a dozen more had joined  them, he turned around and said.  "Fellow up there washing a window  ' in the fourteenth story. "  "What about him ?"  "Watch him. "  The crowd craned   its collective neck  nnd continued to gaze upward.  -More men .joined the concourse.  "What's the excitement here?" they  demanded.  "Fellow up there washing a window  in, the fourteenth story. "  "What's the matter with him?'  "Watch him. "  "i   don't   see   anything   remarkable  about him., He's got his safety belt on.  hasn't he?"  , "Watch him." .  "Is he going to test it ?"  "Is it some new Ore escape?"  "Is he drunk?'  "What's he going to do?"  "Watch him."  "What for?" '  Then   the ��������� man   tnrned   around  and  faced the crowd again.  "Because my neck' is getting tired.'  he said.    "Allow me to remark, fellow  citizens,"   he   continued,    raising   his  voice,   "that   I,   personally,   don't   see  anything surprising or  unusual  about  : him.    He seems to be an ordinary win;  dow washer; uses a sponge, or possibly  a wet rag, and a  rubber  arrangement  with a handle, following it  up with a  dry rag.    So far  as 1 can judge at this  distance from the  scene of  operations,  there   is   nothing   to  distinguish   him  from the hundreds of  other human beings who make a   precarious   living in  the.same line of   business.    It does not  require  any special' gifts  or qualifica-  ' tions  to wash" windows.    It  does   not  , come under the   head of  skilled industries.    No particular training or education is needed to become an expert window washer.;   Hence, you will   permit  'me to say! there 13   nothing necessarily  exciting or awe compelling in the spectacle of a man in the ordinary pursuit  of  such   a   calling.    My only object in  stoppiug to watch him was to ascertain  approximately how many blamed   fools  would gather in  the  course  of   two or  three   minutes   merely   to   see   a   man  ���������washing an office window.   Count yourselves, gentlemen.   Count yourselves."  With a x^olite and comprehensive bow  he took   the arm   of  a   policeman who  happened along   at   this  juncture   and  walked   serenely away,  tine.  MEN  OF. MARK.  President McKinley always wears th<  Grand Array button.  Senator Cockrell of Missouri is the onlj  senator who uses snuff.  Senator Jones of Nevada is said to be  still one of the best; rough riders in thf  state.  , Ira T. O'Brien of Rome, Ga., a black  smith, is one of the few men who car  translate English into Latin as fast as he  can write.  Colonel Funton, the colonel of th���������  Twentieth Kansas, is a very bravo man,  but not a big one. With all his clothes ov  he weighs,98 pounds.  Bishop Watson (Episcopal) of eastern  Carolina is said to bear so striking a likeness to Lincoln as to bo popularly known  as the former president's double.  General Arthur MacArthur was ono of  the boy heroes of the civil war, was decorated with a medal at 18 and a year latei  was in command of a lighting regiment.  It is rumored in Washington that Senator Hanna intends to buy a lot on Du-  pout circle, tear down the present building and erect a handsome dwelling place  thereon.  Senator Elect N. B. Scott of West Virginia has offered to the University of West  Virginia of Morgan town a cash prized  $100 each year, to lie given to the young  woman excelling in oratory.  John' Timpson, the engineer who ran  the special train hearing AV. K. Vander-  bile, .Jr., and his bride from Now York,  also ran that which took tho Uuko and  Duchess of Marlborough on their wedding  trip.  Like John Sherman, James G. Blaine,  Lord'Brougham and Garibaldi all had opportunities to read their own obituaries  in the newspapers. Blaine had only one  such chance, but Brougham had two and  the Italian revolutionist fully a dozen.  Jerry Simpson's ranch, near Medicine  Lodge, Kan., consists of 1,'460 acres and is  stocked with 500 head of cattle. Ho is  rated at ������25,000, and doesn't owe a dollar.  His house is comfortably furnished and  contains hot and cold water, and a bath.  A. Ilabinoff, a native of Russia and a  lawyer in Chicago, owns a copy of tho terrible "Code of Alexis," promulgated by  the early Romanoffs over 200 years ago.  This is said to be tho , only genuine copy  extant outside of Russia, where it is .very  rare. .      , ,  Vice Admiral Sir John Fisher, K. C. B.,  now in command of the British north Atlantic squadron, will take command of the  Mediterranean fleet in July.' His successor  will bo Vico Admiral Sir Frederick Bed-  rCc-d, K. C. B., who for many years has  been first naval lord of the admiralty.  Laurent Perosi, the young Italian priest  who is counted among the musical prodigies of that country, is but- 25 years old,  and is the musical director of St. Mark's in  Venice. He has already composed three  oratorios, to which form of composition  he confines himself, "The Passion," "The  Transfiguration" and 4,'The Resurrection."  THE  SEXTON   OF THE  SEA.  Von scatter flowers on the grassy mound  That marks tho spot where your loved ones  he;  You bring them *������mbleinsvrith never a thought  For the dead beneath the sea.  For every ship that tho hands of men  Have builded with chart r.nd wheel  The bones of men in a hundredfold  Are laid beneath its keel.  A canvas shroud and an iron bar  At. the weary head and the wastedifeet.  And, lo, from the deck they move away  Prom the hearts that throb and beat!  Soldiers and .sailors and captains grand,  Babes with a mother's breast  Wet with the lips that will touch no more  Come down in my arms to rest.  And J lay them gently alone to sleep  Where the bed of (lie sand is clear.  And none may wander and none shall stray,  For 1 keep them, oh, so dearl <  And hark!    When the belll>uo3' tolls at night  Above tho wave where the fishes swim.  Yon may know that. I keep my Father's watch  For tho day I shall give them back to him I  ���������John James Median in Leslie's Weekly.  TALES  OF THE  TURF.  ' Kirby  of the  spring  is said  n his string  DRUMSTICKS FOR   BASS  DRUMS.  Old  TOWN TOPICS.  -Chicago Trib-  ''   /     An  Object of Sn.spicion.  "1 don't know about that fellow Agon-  ���������cillo. " remarked Aguihaldo   pensively  "He's a very tricky person. "  "But think of the beautiful messages  of encouragement he has been telegraphing!" :���������"','.  "Yes.   1 shouldn't be at all surprised  if  he  had been  hired to   bankrupt my  government. by  cable   tolls.*"���������Wash  ingtpn Star.  A  Sad   Affliction.  "I never saw anybody quite so ab-  Rentrninded as Billingsby. What do you  suppose he did?"  "Give it up.'  "He actually let the surgeons operate  on him for appendicitis the second  timel"  Qualifying   It.  "You are the only woman I have  loved," he protested.  "Wliat't" she demanded.  "That is, of course, this year." he  hastened to explain, and she was so  charmed by his truthfulness that she  accepted him.���������Chicago Post  Probing New York's iniquity threatens  to become a regular necessity once or twice  during each decade.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  Buffalo has despaired of getting for the  Midway plaisance of the exposition a  name that is both naughty aiid nice.���������  Syracuse Herald.  Cleveland proposes bathrooms for the  schoolhouses. Those Cleveland pcoplo  must begin getting dirty earJy in'life.���������  St. Paul. Dispatch.  The training a man gets in this city  dodging wheels ought<to make him an expert at something, but what is the ques:  tion.���������-Buffalo Times. '   ,  Chicago schools haven't exactly got petticoat government; but the school board  has raised a row by trying to prescribe.the'  length of teachers' skirts.���������Cleveland  Leader. >  That man who tried to bribe a New  York policeman for $1 and was arrested  for doing so has probably learned something. Next time ho may loosen arid  make it $2.���������Oil City Blizzard.  Besides the racket championship.'Boston now holds tho court tennis championship."-' It has been, a notably triumphant  season for tho amateur champions that  represent thecity.���������Boston Journal.   ��������� , \  POLITICAL QUIPS,  c  S.'yle AVitli Stuffed fiend, Modern  With lU-nd of Kelt.  The old style, familiar drumstick for  bass drums is made with tho head of sheepskin or chamois, stuffed with yarn. Years  ago the head of this sort of bass drumstick  was made egg shaped; it is now commonly made pear shaped and secured to the  stick, which is inserted into the head by  winding around the neck of tho head, with  waxed cord. That part of the handle that  is thus wound around is :turned with a  slight flare in its shape,, so that the head  cannot possibly slip off. This sort of  drumstick is usually made with a hickory  handle, though sometimes with a handle  of rosewood.' ,  Tho modern drumstick for bass' drums  is made of felt. Three pieces of very  thick felt of a size.sufricient to form the  drumstick head arc pressed together into  a compact body that is firm and solid  and yet has some degree of elasticity.  This block of felt is bored transversely of  its layers to receive the handle, and. the  head isturncd- down to shape in a lathe,  tho felt drumstick being made with an  apple shaped head. At the baso of the  head and also at the top there is a metal  cap, the cap at the top being held with a  screw running through it into tho end of  the stick, the head being thus held between two metal caps. The handle is .of  rosewood.  The felt drumstick has been in use  about four years. It costs about -three  times as much as the old fashioned drumstick, but it is much moro durable and  more satisfactory in operation. Tho yarn  stuffed head with long continued uso flats  down more or less when,struck, and the  stitching of the scams is liable in the  course of time to draw out. The felt head  preserves its shape and gives greater certainty of execution.  There is. also 'made'for bass drums a  stick called a double header, having a  head at each., end. It is in appearance  something iiSe a dumbbell, except that  tho handle is longer than the handle of a  dumbbell would be, and the heads are  made with one a little larger than the  other.' This is a felt headed stick. It'is  used in milling the drum, as is done also  with the old fashioned stick, in that case  the head and tho end of the stick being'  brought alternately into play. The double  header is used not in marching, but in  orchestral playing only.  Bass drumsticks are sometimes made  to order,'with head or handle of somo special dimensions to suit the players.���������:New  York Sun. ���������   ;���������"' . '  Our Boy 2:12-^, now owned in Hawaii, has been renamed Wela Ka Has.  Register fees from April 1, 1808. *o  April 1. 1899, amounted to $10,252.2,>.  J. C. Simpson, brother to Ante'eo and  Antevolo, is credited with a trial in  2.:12}������ and a half in 1 :03.  Boabdil. 3:28if. that "Than'  raced as a youngster, is king  handicap horses at the Vienna  meeting.  John Tilden of  Red Oak, la.,  to have six green trotters  that have shown quarters in So seconds  or better.  T.here is a very promising green trotter in California called Silver Arrow,  by Silver Bow. 2:16. out of the dam of  Ethel Downs, 2:10.  Mr. Willard Cave of Chicago is training a green pacer, by Nutmeg, that hae  shown a half better than 1:00 over the  Washington park side drive in Chicago.  Coralloid. 2 :14?_f, the fast black son  of Simmons, who has not been seen on  the turf for several years, has been sent  to Gn.s Macey to campaign this season.  The Tennessee, $4,000 for 2 :09 pacers,  one of the Lexington fixtures, has been  made a nomination event, with'conditions like those which govern the Transylvania.  William Disston of Philadelphia now  owns probably the three fastest record  trotters driven privately by ono man���������  Miss Nelson, 2 :ll������f : Harry. 2:12. and  Othello. 2:12m.- ���������  The old'Montague stable at Lexington, Ky., which is to be torn down to  make way for improvements, is of historic interest as the building in which  Axtell was foaled.  ��������� .Wilbur Smith will train and race for  Dr. Armstrong,- Sanborn. la., his fast  pacer, by Storm, 2:0S><. out of Flora,  2 :28. pacing. This fellow paced miles  in 2:lo, eighths in 32 seconds, last fall.  ���������Horse Review.  OEIIDEEFS COLUMN.  THE   DOG   FINANCIER.  no  Ha*  Great  Love   For  Money   a not  Seems to Kiiovr How to Civt It.  Echo is a black water spaniel, owned in  Chicago, who-knows that money is 6:1c of  the choice things,of this world.  He is a silver dog and also a sly dog. If  he wore stockings, it is certain that ho  would keep his savings securely tied up  and hidden 'in an old one. As it is, lie  utilizes cracks between the floors and walls  in bad weather, and during the summer  solstice plants his hoards heroand there in  the back yard and jealously guards thcux '  with his beady black cyc.,for fear of pos.-^-  blc onslaught from those watchful-felines  on the fence.  His method is unique and final and  came to his consciousness about two year;  ago, when ho had just passed- tho door of  pampered puppy hood. He 'is greatly esteemed by his owner, and his idiosyncrasy  is accepted as a necessary part of his make  up.'  It is sad to rehire, but. true, tV;t Kohr������  does not earn his wage by tho s*-oai of l ho  R!fe  STAGE  GLINTS.  Transferred   Affection.  "Thank   goodness, the   Joneses have  quit borrowing from us."  "How does? that happen?'  "Si'iiie    more   stylish    people  movfd   in   on' the other side   and  borrow from them  "  have  they  On  Their  Wnj'   Home.  "Katherine. what made you laugh  ���������when 1 was reading my club paper on  'ArchitectureV ' ^  "Pardon me, Nancy. 1 couldn't help  it You looked so funny with your hat  on crooked. "  A Womiin   Eiccntioncr,  In .prerevolutionary days there was a  woman public executioner in Virginia. At  that time death sentences were respited on  condition that a criminal should perform  this office. Lady Betty, as she was afterward called, was sentenced to death for  murder. Sho offered instead to bocome  public executioner and held this office for  many years. It is said that on the scaffold  ehe officiated without a mask.  The new peanut trust should lose no  time in getting a corner on peanut politics.���������Omaha Bee.  Politicians find that the road to fame is  not in tho hands of a company that issues  passes.���������St. Paul Dispatch.  What fun the only male councilman at  Beattie, Kan., might have should ho turn  a mouse looso in the council chamber somo  evening!���������Cleveland Leader.  When thequestion of wireless telegraphy  has been settled, somo bold inventor may  undertake to organize a successful system  of wireless politics.���������Washington Star.  Tho Fifty-fifth congress had 18,453 bills  presented to it, and it converted 1,457 into  laws. Wonder how many congressmen  know what one-tenth of tho new laws are  lor^���������Kansas City Times.  Among tho companies that have been  capitalized in New Jersey lately is ono  with ������15,000,000 in its purso for making  "compressed gas capsules." Eat one capsule beforo every political meeting.���������  Brooklyn Eagle.  The Doujflas Spriice of Oregon,'  "When growing in open situations, the  Douglas spruce develops a large spreading  crown, which gives the tree- a broad, conical aspect. Such trees are comparatively  short and grow rapidly in diameter. In  dense stands, on the ether hand, the trees  are very tall, shed their lower branches  early and form long clear boles with narrow compact crowns..'The Douglas.spruce  carries its diameter well up into its crown,  and in case of very old trees the stem then  tapers within a few feet abruptly to a  point, this uortion being usually bent. 111  tho direction of the prevailing wind.  The largest tree measured by the writer  was 18 feet in diameter and had an estimated height of nearly '300 feet. One observer states that he measured,a tree in  Washington 335 feet high and 15 feet in.  diameter. The oldest tree, whose age was  determined during the present study, was  about -100 years old, but specimens have  been found with 700 annual rings on the  stump.  The bark of the young trees is'light  gray or white and is smooth, thin and  covered with resin blisters. When 20 to  30 years old, the bark becomes longitudinally cracked. In later life the color varies  from dark brown, almost black, to a whitish gray, and often on old trees it is reddish or light brown tin god. with yellow.  At about 50 years of age the bark is six-  tenths to nine-tenths of an inch thick  and on old trees three to six inches or even  more.���������Forester.  Chester Bailey Fernald, author of  "The Cat and ,the Cherub," has completed a Japanese play t'or> Forbes Robertson.  A duet, said to ha-ve belonged to the  "Magic Flute, " has been discovered. It  is to be published bythe Berlin Mozart  society.  Miss Alberta Gallatin has been specially engaged by Charles Frohman to  play Ophelia with Henry Miller's  "Hamlet," .'  Hobart C. Cbatfielri-Taylor's comedy  "The Secretary of  the Legation." will  be produced early in the autumn by F.  Ziegfeld. Jr. '  Marie Geistinger, the Viennese sou-  brette, now almost 6f5 years old, is  again in this country to play a fortnight's engagement,in New York.  Augnste van Biene ' presented "The  Broken Melody. " which was an emphatic failure hero, for the seventeen hundredth time at Edinburgh recent!)'.  The Wyoming legislature has passed  a law making it a misdemeanor to wear  "headgear tending to obstruct .the  view" at theaters and other places of  amusement. -"a       ^  At one of the provincial theaters in  England a dog became so much interested in the play that he leaped up oves:  the footlights arid tried to gobble m.) tlu>  property chicken.  Gladys Wailis is a Connecticut, girl.  Shebegan her professional career wheii  she was 14, years old, playing Juliet.  This was several winters ago. Now &hj<  is playing short skirted soubrettes.  Julia Marlowe has been appointed &  the Women's International  which ��������� is to meet in Londori  this summer. Miss Marlowe will delive*  a lecture on "Women of the Stag.-."  i:cno.  brow, but'rather takes advantage of  tho  lovo his master bears him..   His system is  to refuse meat or drink   unless he is paid,  in advance for his part of the transaction.  For  example, he loves  coffee, but will"  not touch it  unless  it   is   flavored with a  nickel.    He drops tho   nickel   in   himself,  and after the cheerful clink at the bottom  of  his cup lie swallows the  contents  joyfully.    For a second  cup the nickel must"  be removed and dropped in as beforo.  The  family has  endeavored to make the samo  nickel do'continuoil service, but Echo haa  outwitted  them   by his  superior, staying,  powers.    A nickel has to   be forthcoming ,  at every meal, and if Echo will   not cause'  one to materialize somebody else must'..";  Echo also approves of sweet pastries,  but these cost his family a quarter, as the  littlo fellow will none of 10 cent pieces.  These are too small and troublosome'lo"  bankproperly. After the meal Echo grabs  his nickel or silver and steals off to hide  it from the sight of mortal eye.  Occasionally he draws a coiii from some  safe niche and plays with it. between  meals., He knows nil about/money. *T-Ie  considers a pretty woman carrying a purse  the most agreeable object in the world,,  and next to that a man whose pockets look  as though well filled w-th silver, currency.'  delegate to  PITH  AND POINY.  girl's  cup  of  joy is k  POLITICAL QUIPS.  Few candidates can resist the temptation to construe a big registration as a  compliment to themselves.���������Baltimore  Herald.  Admiral Dewey says that a sailor cannot  be a politician. Yet a good many politicians today are all at sea.���������Boston Advertiser.  Thomas Jefferson was born April 2,  1743, old style, or April 13, new style, or  any day in the year, modern Democratic  ������tyle.���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  Beggars are unknown in Melbourne.  The poorest part of the city is the Chineee  auartex.  1'iiperinjr the Wall.  Often the housekeeper desires to paper  a ceiled partition or wall, and it is very  vexatious to have the paper .crack olT, as  it is almost certain to do. Various expedients have been tried, including papering  over the wood with newspapers, pasting  strips of cloth over tho cracks, etc., all of  which have been found unsatisfactory.  The best way, the only really successful  way, is to cover the entire wall with cloth,  the cheap 3 cent muslin being as good as  any, and put it on not with paste, but  with upholstery tacks, which are small and  flat headed and do not show under tho  paper. Put the muslin on in strips' as  you do the paper. If you wish to paper a  ceiling, seam the breadths of muslin to-,  gether, tack it at one end and stretch it  tightly to the other. Tack that end and  then drive tacks a foot apart all over the  surface.    Then it is ready to paper.  The hospitals of London are all supported by private charity, excepting those for  the treatment of contagious diseases,  which are Bupported by the city.  The  average  mustache cup.  No man. ever traveled over the ret)-V  to fame on a pass. '  If marriages is a failure, it must be n  case of heart failure.  A man thinks it is hard luck when ka  fails to secure a soft snap.  When a small hoy isn't doing anything else, he eats something.  Trouble is the only thing that keeps  some people from getting too gaj'  .Mistakes of   the past should be mado  over into gnideboards of the.future.    '  Women have a limited amount of  conceit.' but men invariably have it in  unlimited'quantities.  If there were no other fools in the  world, we would be more dissatisfied  with ourselves than ever.  Only a man's   philosophy will enable  him to bear the  burdens imposed upon'  him by the philosophy of others.  Love is seldom confessed until the  evidence reaches the stage where making a confession is merely a matter of  form.���������Chicago News.  Hanging; Garden* of Buttylon.  We arc apt to think that ours is the day  of the greatest luxury that tho world has  , ever seen. That is true so far as mechanical appliances arc concerned, hut in the  old days, when there wcro thousands of  slaves at the command of kings, these  worthieslivod in perfect luxury, inasmuch  as they realized all they dreamed. No one  can do more than that. ���������  'Babylon, as is well known, stood in  the midst of a vast plain, and tho monotony of the view, which was akin to that  when you look out upon a western .prairie,  became wearisome toAmylitis, tho wife of  Nebuchadnezzar. She was ,n "native of  Aledca and often longed for something tu  remind her of her -mountain homo Nob- .  uchadnezzar built tho gardens.  They consisted of an artificial hill, rising by successive terraces to a height of  400 feet. The terraces themselves were a  succession of piers, the tops of which were  covered by flat stories 1G feet long and 4  feet wide. Upon thom beds of matt.i.-ig"  were spread, then a thick layer "X)f bitumen, covered with .sheets of lead. Upon  ���������this solid pavement earth was heaped,  some of the piles .being hollow, so as to afford depth for the roots of large trees.  Water was drawn from the river to irrigate these gardens, and they presented to  tho eye the appearance of a hill clothed  with verdure.  Rain Son j?.  Rain, silver ruin.  Twinkling on the panel  The earth drinks softly what it'needs,  The gay sky lowers like n pnll,  The bare twigs string (ho drops like beads,  And 6till tho silver showers fell.  Rain, rain,'rain���������  Silver dropping rain I  Rain, pearly rain,  Gliding down tho panel  Tho fence rails have a crystal edge,  The brimming spouts pour fountains tree.  The flowers on tho window lodge  Are frosh and bright as they can be  Rain, rain, ruin���������  Pearly, gliding rain I  Rain, sparkling rain,  Shining on the panel ���������  A.bit of blue in yonder sky,,  Swift signs of clearing all about,  Some broken clouds drift quickly by.  And. lo, the sun is shining outl  Good by, rain-  Shining, sparkling rainl  ���������Annie Isabel Willis in St. Nicholas.  ITEMS  OF  INTEREST.  A handsaw bearing date of 1620 was  dug up recently at North East, Pa.  A locomotive on a Georgia railroad  picked up a pig en its cowcatcher and  carried it six miles'witbout hurting it.  Expansion'.  A little boy from the slums had been  taken for the first timeout' into tho.country, says The '.Youth's Companion, and  was discovered sitting apart on a high  bank and looking toward tho hills, to  which he was a stranger.  One of the friends who had made tho  trip possible for him approached and  quietly seated himself at the boy's side.  The boy turned a radiant face upon him  and said:  "Teacher, is this purty thing ours? Is  this all in the United States?"  ���������i\  ��������� -.4  n\  i  'til  Asia is the largest continent, having  16 000,000 square mile*. y  THE CUMBERLAND MWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  i.N  A Famonir  House and  "Lot.  An article entitled "Historic Homes  In Washington," by Catherine Cava-  nagh, in Munsey's, gives an interesting  narrative of the home once occupied by  James G. Blaine. The lot on which it  ���������stood once belonged to Henry Clay, who  won it at a game of cards, at which he  was always very lucky. On his wife being asked if her- husband's gambling  did not make her anxious, she answered:' "Why should I worry ?'Henry  generally wins. " After keeping the lot  a short time he swapped it for a Maltese jackass that Commodore Rodgers  brought home from a Mediterranean  cruise. He built the house. In it once  lived James K. Paulding, secretary of  the navy under Van Buren. Secretary  Seward bought it, and was living in it  when his assassination on the night of  Lincoln's murder was attempted. Secretary of War Belknap afterward resided there, and finally Mr. Blaine.  MRS. BARBARA  MOON.  r-  Been itnd Their liankcti,  ���������   Every bee carries   his market, basket  /ground his hind legs.    Any one examining the body of a bee through a microscope will observe that on the hind legs  -of the creature there" is a-fringe of stiff  hairs on the surface, the hairs approaching each other at the tips, so as to, form  . a sort of cage.  This is the bee's basket,  and into it, after a.successful  journey,  he will cram enough' pollen to last him  for two or three days.  KNOWN TO, THOUSANDS.���������Parme-  leo's Vegetable Pills-regulate the action  > of the secretions, purify the Dlood and  \keep the stomach and bowels -free from  deleterious matter. Taken according to  direction they will overcome' dyspepsia,  eradicate biliousness, and leave the digestive organs healthy and strong to perform their functions ���������" Their merits are  well known to-thousands who know by  experience ho*v beneficial they are in giving tone to the system.  Minimis Liniment Cures Uuuret in Cows  A   Survivor   of   tlie    liattle   ���������at   Waterloo,  Whose  Miml   Is  Full   of   Mcmorie.-, ,  of Her Earlier Ye:ir>.  She is full of memories, is old Mrs.  Barbara Moon cf Kolvenden, Kngland.  i^hc. is creeping close on to her 90th year,  and old Father Time has dealt with her  bo;ly almost -as severely- as he usually  does with persons of her age, but her  mind is as~"clear and bright to-day ' as it  over was and the memories stored tip in  that mind make her about as interesting  an old woman a.s one would wish to find.  Her father was n color sergeann in the  Third Battalion Kifle Brigade and served  throughout the Peninsular War. Ilislinrle  daughter imbibed miliiaiy ideas and  tactics from the time she was old enough  to totter from one chair to iiiiot.1'-" and  she does not forget, that she is a, soldier's  daughter and a soldier herself at heart.  She was born in Gibraltar and when  she was only 4 years of age she followed  her father to ,thu field of Waterloo. The  gallant soldier was wounded by a nine-  pound shot, from the effect of which ho  afterwards died.  Mrs. Moou, of course, remembers little  or nothing of the details of bar.r.le, but  shfi,has a distinct recollection of being in  a baggage-wagon with her mother and,  besides that, the mere fact that one has  been present at sucl/'a battle entitles one  to distinction.  After Waterloo she. went to Kngland  and began her peaceful little life th'ere.  When some 60 or moro years ago she  married Philip Moon she wont; to Jive at  'Rolvenden and has, remained there ever  since.  The old lady, who has been bedridden  for two years, has been a very hard-working woman. Her h,usband was blind for  a long time bcfoie he finally died. 14  years ago, and it was no small task for  her to keep up the household.  ��������� Five of her 11 children are still surviving and are proud of the fact; that their  mother is,probably.the only.living woman  who was ' present at- rhe great uattle of  Waterloo.  'Twill purify th������  system���������Give you  strength and  energy.  A Lock of Hi* Hair.  ., A venerable, white haired clergyman  recently preached in the parish of a  friend. He had hardly got back to'the  vicarage from the church when the doorbell ' rang1 and a charming girl of 18  'listed to see him. He received her.  They talked about the sermon'and other  things' until finally she asked diffident-  ' lyi      .,      ', . '    .,    ..  "Oh, won't you please give me a lock  cof your hair?"  "Certainly, my child," said ' the old  gentleman, flattered' at the request.  "I'll send it,to you tomorrow." and he  , did-   ���������;-. .-,-.,  On his return to his own- home he  had five more requests of the same kind,  and he proudly boasted to his wife that  he was glad to see that he had not yet  lost his power to please. All went well  until his wife received this note:  "Dear  Mrs. , won't  you please  ask your husband to������;end me just a little lock of his hair? We have all been  taking lessons in making hair flowers.  So many of the other girls asked him���������  and he sent it to them���������that I thought  I would rather ask you to get it forme.  Won't you please do this for me? It is"  60 hard to get white hair fcr lilies of  the valley."  This was a terrible blow, and the less  now said about locks of hair in that old  gentleman's presence the better.  Two Little Storlex.   ,  Here are two stories from Sir M. E.  Grant-Duff's diary. ,The first' records  the saj'ing of Sir F. Doj'le, when Lord  Houghton's death was rumored, that  "his exit is the result of too many entrees. "  The second, concerning a definition  which Gladstone gave of a deputation,  is also given in the diary. It is "a  noun������of numbers^signifying many, but  not signifying much."  ; Take  K������ tim Da  This  Spring.  Very few people escape the enarvating-  influence of spring weather.  There is a dullness, drowsiness and  inaptitude for work on account of the  whole system being clogged up with impurities accumulated during the winter  months.  The liver is sluggish, the Dowels inclined to be constipated, the blood impure,  and the entire organism is in need of a  , thorough cleansing.  Of all "Spring Medicines,",Burdock  Blood Bitters is the best.  It stimulates the'sluggish liver to activity, improves the appetite, acts on the  bowels and kidneys, purifies and enriches  the blood, removes all poisonous products, and imparts new life and vigor to  those who are weak and debilitated.  7 Big- Mr. Wm. J.   Hepburn  writes  Boils, from Centralia,' Ont.: "I can  sincerely say that Burdock Blood  Bitters is the best spring medicine on the  market. Last spring my blood got out  of order, and I had seven or eight good  hized boils come out on.my body, and the  one.oi������:my,leg-.was much larger than arf  <���������Sr.iT- I grot a bottle of Burdock Blood  Bitter<:, and inside of six clays, when only  half the bottle was taken, there wasn't  a boil to be seen. I have recommended  B.13. B. to different people in our village,  and all derived benefit from it. I wish  B. B. B. every success, as it is indeed a  great medicine for the blood."  B.B.B. is a highly concentrated vegetable compound���������teaspoonful doses���������add  "water yourself.  (Trade-Marls.)  use ALBERT soap.  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you  will find the best in our  ASTER MECHANIC'S  EXTRAORDINARY.  Sold at all Drug Stores.  ������  *  *  *  ������  ������  ������  ������  EDDY'S...  TELEGRAPH MATCHES  FIRST in 1851..   -X-    FOREMOST in  The MOST of the BEST MATCHES  for the Least Money.  COUiNT THEM FOR YOURSELF AND SEE.  1899  #  ������  *  ������  ������  There is danger in neglecting a' cold.  ���������\Iany who nave died ot Consumption  dated their troubles from exposure, followed by-a cold which settled oh their  lungs, and in a short time they were beyond the skill of rhe best physician. Bad  chey used , Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup; before it was too late, their lives  would Lave been spared. This medicine  has no equal- for curing coughs, colds,  ������nd all affections,of the throat and lungs.  Minanl's Liniment Cures Dipthcrin.  <  On tlie Decline.,  Pen    Dennis���������That    editor   decline  every   one   of   my humorous   contributions.    Mighty queer kind of an editor,  he is.  Chuzzlewit���������He must be if he won't  take a joke.  Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper  HE WAS   UNIMPORTANT.  lint.  to  Just   tlie   Same,   He   AVimted  11 end About tlie Wetliliiigr.  A young man with a monster bouquet of violets on the lapel of his light  overcoat rushed up to the hotel "news-  stand and;exclaimed':���������'  .-���������' "Give me copies of allv the morning  papers! I want to read about it!"  . "Yes. sir. All of thein have full accounts of the electiou. "  "I don't  care  about the' election.' I  want to read about the wedding."  "Was, there a wedding   yesterday?'  asked the boy in  charge, who has free-'  kles and a turn up nose and   didn't appear to care whether   he lost his place  or not.  "Of course there was."  "Sure?"  "Certainly.    I was there. "  "Was it a fine weddingV" asked the  boy who  had   freckles   and   a turn up  nose, and who  didn't  much whether he held  not.  "How do  I   know?  want to read about. " ������  "But you were there. "  "Yes; but  I  don't   know  who else  was, except in one or two instances."  "Couldn't you ask questions?"  "No.  Everybody was too busy to pay  any attention to me.    I tried to elbow  my way into the occasion once or twice,  but it wasn't any use.  All that was expected of  me was to stand around and  do what I was told and not speak till I  was spoken to.  I wasn 't anybody of any  consequence  at all.    I was  merely the  bridegroom.''  Tlie Rest .Liniment for Horses.  Messrs. Ritchie & Co., the birge ranchers of B.C., write: "We consider Griffiths' Veterinary Menthol Liuiment unequalled for horses. One of ours had a  bad sprain on its left leg, which was  swollen to an enormous size. Griffiths'  Menthol Liniment was applied two days,  when the swelling and soreness entirely  left it. We consider it superior to any  other liniment."   All druggists, 23 cts.  jHsirlcmiicn  In  Battle.  The story of what   marksmen can do  in   battle   is written in   red  letters all  over, the   history of   war, remarks  the  Boston   Herald.    The   famous  English  archers whose cloth yard shafts won so  many fights at   desperate  odds against  the   mail ""clad   knights of  France, the  embattled   farmers   whose  deadly aim  was so fatal on the Lexington road and  the   slopes   of  Bunker .Hill, the   grim  slaughter   which     broke  , Pakenham's  veteran regiments at New Orleans���������all  are proof's in   point.    Later evidence of  the value of straight shooting, is afforded   by that   strange war   in which   the  Dutch Boers won the semi-independence  which thej' now enjoy.  ���������   In this contest there was on   one side  a burgher  force with slight-pretensions  to discipline, and none  at  all- to drill,  and on the other  side  a   British force,  hardened in   battle  and   trained to the  perfection of soldiership, yet the Boers  were victorious   in  every encounter on  the  field.     What   is   the   explanation?  Why, simply this: The Boers were splendid marksmen, who knew how to make  every shot tell,, while the British were,  comparatively  speaking, mere   wasters  of ammunition of the soldierly pattern.  MEMBER OF THE  STANDARD   MINING  I 2  ADELAIDE  ST.  E., TORONTO. EXCHANGE.  ALL   STANDARD   BRITISH COLUMBIA, ONTARIO AND REPUBLIC  STOCKS  DEALT IN ON COMMISSION.,  I am offering: some attractive money making stocks,just now.   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Mother Graves' Worm Ex-  term inator is a pleasant and sure cure.  If you love your child why do you let it  suffer when a remedy is so near at hand ?  51.  "We keep a largu stock  always   on   hand   of  tvj'j-:. 1'ri>'Xj-:ks'  M ATK KIA1, A 3f U  -v.. I*������IXTKKS' M A -  WkJClIIXKltY.,,  Can  lit  TORONTO TYPE   -  foundry CO., Limited  'out Daily or Wcefcly  Papers or Job Outfits  on few hours' notice;  KMADV - i'KIXTS,  STK1IKO - IT-AXES  and PAIMCU and  CAltD STOCK .also supplied on short notice.  EVEUYTHIXG JfOtt  THE 1'KIXTER.  "Corpse Coin*."  "Corpse coins" are treasured in the  north of England. They are the coins  t'aat have lain over the eyes of their  dead. By this means infection has boon  spread, but superstition causes the custom to continue. A poor collier or  peasant would never think of doing anything important unless he had on his  person coins that hare been upon the  eyes of his dead relatives."  Oltediciit Sadie,     t  Little Sadie (who has been told she  must thank God for everything whether it seemed good or not) ���������'-Thank God  again, mamma!   J've broken your rose  appear   to  care  his situation or  That's   what  I  HAD LA G.R.IPPK���������Mr. A. Nickerson,  farmer, Dutton, writ06.* "'Last winter I  had la grippe, and it left me with a  severe pain in the small of my back and  hip that used to oaich me whenever I  tried to climb a fence. This lasted for  about two months, when I bought a bottle of Dr Thomas' Eclcctric Oil and used  it both internally and externally, morning and evening, for three days, at the  expiration of which time I was completely cured."  Opposed to Voices.  "By the way." asked tlie young person, "who was it said that a low, sweet  voice was a most excellent thing in  woman V"  "Sounds like Shakespeare," said the  savage bachelor, "but he ought to have  known, better. The height of excellence  would be no voice at all."���������Indianapolis Journal.  Hl������h LiKhlM.  Cause produces effect, but it is effect  which makes us limit up cause.  When the ground gets soft enough to  dig garden beds, it's time to go fishing.  A man convinced against his will  only shuts up until he can get another  man to talk to.  It is wonderful what a poor boj- can  accomplish when he has a rich father  to fall back on.  The only true humorist is the unconscious humorist.. He never laughs and  doesn't get any pay.  Many   men    get   famous   by   merely-  writing   the  things other   people could  have written if   they had only  of them  Northwestern Branch :  175  OWEN  STREET,   WINNIPEG.  REBD'S  PIANOS  In touch, tone and fln  irfi they have no equal.  Correspondents wanted in every town to act  as agents.  HKIO 1JKOS., 257 KInff St., West,  Toronto.  thought  There are a number of varieties of  corns. Holloway's Corn Cure will remove  any of them. Call oh your druggist and  get a bottle at once.  Bird*' Xesf*.  Some Australian birds lay their eggs  in black sand, as if aware of its superior power of absorbing heat; others se  led" the neighborhood of hot volcanic  springs, whose warmth plays an impox--  tantpart in the hatching.  '-he mound builders collect heaps of  earth and leaves a.s much as IS feet  high and 550 feet in diameter, and in  this hotbed their eggs are hatched.  GRAND JEWEL COOK STOVES  Bny������ndnse them and  yon will be delighted  with results. It not  satisfied money refunded. Manufactured by  Burrow^ Stewart t  Milne, Hamilton, Can.  MAlttTOBA DEPOT, 133 Prlncest St., Winnipeg  Askyour dealer for GRAND JEWELS.  BEWAKE OF IMITATIONS.  WE   MAKE   FURNACES   TOO.    .  To   make Biscuits, liuffles, etc., nice   and  light and wholesome when yon use  WHITE STAR =���������  It is unsurpassed  in I-EAVENING   SXREXGTH,  is ABSOIUTEI-Y  PUKE,  and LOW IN PRICE,  THE   DYSON-GIBSON   CO.  A Great Help.  "It is cherishing our illusions that  keeps tis young."  "Y6s; especially" if we hold on to the  illusion that we are etill young."���������  Chicago Record.  A SOUND STOMACH MEANS A  CLEAR HEAD���������The high pressure of a  nervous life which business men of the  present day are constrained to live makes  draughts xipon their vitality highly detrimental to their health. It is only by the  most careful treatment that they are able  to keep themselves alert and active in  their various callings. Many of them  know the value of Parmelee's* Vegetable  Pills in regulating the stomach and consequently keep the head clear.  Tlie   IiaMt   of  JAhhy  Pritton.  "The doors of  Libby prison," says  the Chicago Times-Herald, "have been  closed to the   public for the  last time.  A salute of 24 guns was fired from the  old cannon in front of  the building by  members of   the Eighth regiment, and  the end of one of the most famous relics  of the civil war was marked.  The thousands cf relics which have been on exhibition in the building will be stored,  and within a few weeks wreckers  will  begin demolisb|ing the prison.    A huge  exposition   building, larger than   Madison Square Garden, New York, will be  built by the Coliseum   company on the  site of the present building.   It is probable  that   the  work  of  wrecking   the  building will be done so hastily that it  can never again be rebuilt "  Minard's Liniment Currs Coldp, Etc.  THE MANITOBA FARMERS'  MUTUAL HAIL INSURANCE COMPANY  OF  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,  Insures  its liienihov.s ::{,r.-iiii.-$t;  loss or damage  from hail, iind gives prompt adjustment and  pays all losses in full.    Address  E. A. TAVI'.OK. Milliliter,  WINNIPEG, MAN.  Alloway & Champion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  ST.,  362   MAIN  Listed   Stocks  WINNIPEG.  carrried  bought, sold, and  on  margin.  Write us if you wish to exchange any kind of  money, to buy Government or O. N. W. Co.  Lands, or to send money anywhere.  V. O.  DBAWEK  12ST.  CT- ID- O'jBiRizEirsr  148   Princess  St.,   Winnipeg,    '���������  GRAIN  AND  STOCK  BROKER.  Private wire connection with all markets  Grain bought and carried on margin  Correspondence solicited  Women arc always looking in the  vlass, but men look in only when there  is liquid in it.  It is the coffee that  never fails to give absolute satisfaction.  The seal which it  bears is a guarantee  that its purity and  strength have not been  tampered with, and that  it surely is  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee mmw*nriTTnu imwt-r-tm  MK^ftMBKni >*<%**.\*.'.v**m  ������������������JUB.Mfc^.,  !",.)..'. '  'V.-'i,i )',;  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS,  rj ,' i        '  '   "    *  ���������-'-'��������� ISSUED-EVERY SATURDAY.���������  w...... .  M.  E.  Bissett Editor.  T'SulacrilJers" " failing to receive The  Nbws regularly ,.will confer a favor by notify UJR the Ofl'iee..  jT The columns.'of The News are open to all  who ,wj������h to ejcpresB therein views on matt--  yara of public  interest.  , .. While we do not hold ourselves responsi-  ble,for. the utterances of correspondents' wa  jreasrv(e the right of declining to insert  communications unnecessarily personally,  * |^Sr* Ayhen-writing communications to  .this paper, .write on one side only of  ���������paper.used.    Printers do" NOT turn. copy.  I ��������� I     . . r��������� ...  SST Advertisers who want their ad  phangfed, should get copy in by  iJ2 a.m. day before issue.  SATURDAY, JULY   15th,'   1899.  When   Cpllis   Huntington   said  -that the jnaBP.es were being oyeredu-  cat,ed'his statement raised a storm  of protest through the  whole State  fcf ' California.    But while there ' is  'much to be said against his conten-  'fcensibh.'  a ' few  strong  arguments  's'tatid'in its favor.'   Is" higher .education;   so-.called,  of "benefit to the  jb/oy -yyho has to earn his own living,  and is tire state  justified in appropriating" the .common property of its  citizen's  "to' maintain institutions  tyhtch %tg hot essential to their well  being? We mean by higher education', the .course of studies  provided  in the ' High' Scpols'.    The   Universities have practically nothing to do  .with*   the   question,  for generally  they are 'self supporting or are depen  dent on the munificence of private  individuals! ' Those who wish to take  ' university'   course   have   to    pay  fbf it themselves, and if they are'wil  Jing to  do so, that is their own affair. ���������- But take' the High Schools of  this' province for example.'    These  are m'aihtainfed ^ Very groat co������t to  this tfg'jjsujy.   The course of study  includes Anatomy', Physiology, six  different texts on  History, Trigonometry, Geometry. Nat. Philosophy,  Latin",- Greek, French, Botany, Geology," Zoology, Astrphomy, Chemistry) Music  and  Ternperancej besides  the English  branches.    The  course extends over 4'years.    A boy  usvraly enters the High School at 15  dp 16.'v Now, how much' knowledge  of the subjects given above is he likely to have by the time he is 20?   If  he-is bright he may have  a fair i-  dea of e'apb!.''  If he is dull (a good  paany   are),   he knows  practically  nothing of what he'has studied.    At  the best he is crammed with book  learning j and is that educating him?  in either  case  the people  have to  piay for it.  Generally speaking, is a  ^oy out of the High  School as r-ap-  able of1 earning his living as if  he  li&4 spent the same time in acquir-  iUg'some useful trade?    The answer  rh'ust be  evident  to any  ope  who  gives'it a moments thought.  'r'-' If the money now devoted to the  maintenance    of High Schools  in  this province were expended oh tech-  *" * ���������  riicalech'ools,   in which every   boy  could learn some trade  that would  fit him to earn an honest living and  to become a   useful member of society, the advantage to all concerned  would'be  great indeed.    Let the  state provide for the practical want  o5? its citizens, but let those who wish  for the' higher  education pay for it  themselves.    Then ihe  professions  will not  be likely to be so  crowded  with' men who   would   be   far  rhore successful at manual labor.  ' Another fault with our school system is that there are too many subjects on   the curriculun of both  the  high .and common schopls.    In the  f  former, years   is altogether   to little time  in which  to complete the  cousre.    In  the  latter a thorough  study of  the   English  branches is  what is needed.    When a boy leaves  school at 15  he ought to be able to  write a  good  letter.    Whether he  knows  how many  bones  there are  in his  spinal column does not appear   to be   of  much   importance.  Tne chief difficulty  with the Com-  mon Schools, however is the lack of  properly trained teachers. The ranks  of the profession   are now recruited  from the High  Schools which provide  no  training   whatever.    One  cannot be  expected to know  that  which  ho has never   learned.    We  should have in B. C. a self support-  in Normal School, where thoie who  wished th fit  themselves for teachers would pay for their training just  as do the  members of othes frofes-  sions.  MISS  WRENN'S SKULL.  Most young ladies with   nothing  to do have fads.    Miss  Wren   had  little to do, so she  had  a   fad���������an  altogether original,   semi-scientific  sort of a fad.    She was  very   anxious to make a collection of skulls.  How to get the first skull  was  a  question.     She pondered long ere a  solution presented   itself.    In   the  country, good people  are buried in  orthodox  fashion    five   feet   deep.  Dead   skulls,   or   numskulls,   are  rare.    At length   a   brilliant   idea  struck Miss Wrenri.    A. few   miles  from the village was an old Indian  cemetery   where    defunct   natives  were placed in little wood . huts   to  await   translation   to   the   happy  hunting ground.    Accordingly, one  bright   August    afternoon    found  Miss   Wrenn   gazing    enraptured  through a crevice   in   one  of   the  said huts and   wrestling   with   the  problem of how to get at a facinat-.  ing���������for those who olike that sort of  thing���������skull   which   Jay   grinning  within.      After   several   desperate  tugs  at a loose board, she succeed-  _ ed in wrenching it off.     Before her  lay the   prize.    She   reached   forward to pick it up.     A yell of rage  fell on her startled ears.     She turn  ed quickly, almost fainted.    About  fifty yards off, coming on at   a   rapid run, was   at live   Siwash.    He  had canght her in the act  of  desecrating a grave.    That was enough.  She fled.     He followed.    But  fear  lends   wings.      In   an   incredably  short time, Miss   Wrenn   was   two  miles from  the  cemetery,   safe, in  her own  room.    She   never   knew  whether the Indian followed far or  not.  The  fright   over,   her   scientific  zeal returned   with   greater   force.  There was positive danger   in   getting the skull.     It would be heroic  to secure one. A skull Miss  Wrenn  must have���������but then the  live   Indian?      While these thoughts were  occupying her mind, there  appeared on the scene  Mr. Fossilton,   an  enthusiastic collector of evarything  from flies to   old   bones.    To   him  Miss Wrenn related the tale of   her  trials in behalf of science.     Mr. P.  appreciated her   efforts.    He   consoled her.    He   had   many   skulls.  She should certainly have one.  not remain'long in her sanctum.  She was busy. As evening drew  on, she thought of the skull more  frequently. When night came she  was sleepy. But' that skull on  her Horace? Pshaw! What difference did a skull make anyhow?  She would surely sleep soundly as  ever.   '  Although she extinguished her  lamp, the room was still alight  with the fairy gleam of the bright  moonbeams. They streamed in  through the large windows, dancing weirdly about the skull, which  lay on a table just ppposite Miss  Wrenn's ,bed. Miss , Wrenn could  not sleep. In vain she tried mental arithmetic, counted to a million, did everything she could  think of. All was of no avail. Involuntarily her eyes turned towards1  the skull where it lay, ghastly  grinning. She fell wondering  ' what thoughts once flitted through  its now vacant chamber, whither  the spirit that dwelt within it had  fled.    The   eyeless   sockets   stared-  1  back,  mute and   impassive.    The  soul had deserted its < earthly home  forever.    The mystery  would   last  for all eternity.  , Suddenly was she dreaming? the  skull seemed to move. Miss Wrenn  looked  straight  at  it.    The thing  surely  moved!     It  dropped  from  the book' to the floor.     Miss Wrenn  sat up, shivering   with   fright.    It  rolled   towards     her   bed,   giving  forth a faint noise that  sounded to  Miss Wrenn's terrified  ear's like an  incipient war whoop. . She promptly fainted.  When Miss Wrenn's wandering '  senpes returned, the bright summer  sunlight had chased away the eerie  moonbeams. Qn the floor, a yard  or so from her bed lay the skull.  Through the eyeless socket peered  the two black eyes of a little mouse.  He had gone in during the day and  could not find his way out. /  The color returned to Miss  Wrenn's cheeks at the discovery!  She rose, called the cat, let out the  mouse and put the skull back in  its place. That day it disappeared.  Miss Wrenn is now collecting postage stamps  *&���������*������  WE  TO  TURN  OUT  THING   IN   THE  gr  ARE    PREPARED  EVERY  LINE  OF JOB PRINTING TO  PLEAJ3E THE EYE AND  SUIT THE TASTE AT  REASONABLE     PRICES  Cumberland I  H  SUNDAY SERVICES  f  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. WnxEtyAR,  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  of  eveping service.   Sunday School at 3:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.- Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W.  C.  Dodds, pastor.  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  J. A. Durand, Pastor.    Maaa   on   Sundays  COR.. PUNSMUIR AVENUE!  AJSTD     SECOND     STREET  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H; Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be snre|]  and stay  at the Cumberland.  Hotel,  First-Class   Accomoda-J  tion for transient and permau-,j  ent bparders. JL  .' i, 1  Sample Rooms and   Public Half.  Run in Connection with  Hotel;?  8:30 or 11 o'clock a. in.'  given each Saturday.  Notice   of  hour  IISUMGl  MORTGAGE SALE.  UNDER and by virtue of the power of sale contained in   a  certain  mortgage dated the 30th  day   of  September 1S95 and  duly  registered in the Land Registry Office  at   Victoria,   B.  C,  in   Charge  Book, volume 13, Folio 891,  No.  811 D    the   following' property  will   be     offered   for   sale     by  sealed tender viz: - East "half  of,  Lot 4 in blqpk 9 in the   town   of  Cumberland   according    to   the  map of Cumberland deposited in  - the Land Registry' Office at  Victoria and numbered 522 A       t  Tenders addressed to the   undersigned and posted to him will  be  received up to noon of  the   10th  July, 1899, for  the purchase   of  the above   mentioned   property?  The title deeds may be  inspected  and further information received  by applying at the office   of   the  ( undersigned.    The    highest    or.  any tender  hot   necessarily   ac-<  cepted.  .',    -J" ��������� x"������. P. ECKSTEIN,  Whitney Block, Cumberland, B, C.  solicitor for the mortgagees.  Dated June; 24th, 1899.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day^l  5amuel j. P.igpizu  Milk, Butter,, Eggs, and Farm?  Produce supplied daily. i\  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO0  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Livery  JL.2<T1D  o  o  o m  o  8"  O  o ^  o  /���������>!  o  o  o  o.  o  c  o  o  p  I 'am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  D. KILPAJRICK,  Cumberland .5/  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOQOOO|  o  81  5  o  o  '.a  Espimalt ft Wanaiino, RyJ  I am agent  for the following  reliably  companies:  The Royal Insnrance Company.  The LoKclon and Lancashire.  James Abrams.  FOR SALE.���������A number of  young pigs, difierent sizes. Berk-  ghires. Wm. Lewis,  Courtenay.  PURE MILK.  Delivered  daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GBANT & SOU,  FOMSALE.  ]?OR   SALE.���������101   acres   of land   near  Courtenay.    App y at this office.  FOR   SALE.���������: Valuable      property    in,  Cumberland.    For further information ap-  ly to News Office.  1  Steamship City  of    Nanaimo will   sail  as \  follows, calling at way  ports as freight anoVj  passengers may offer. '  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo       ^     ���������    ;     |L  Tuesday 7 a.m.yjj  ..;'���������'   Nanaimo for Comox/:  Wednesday 7 a.m. |1  Comox for Nanaimo ^(c  Friday 8 a.m||  ''.'���������      Nanaimo for Victoria,      ���������,"':.'" "������������������. .'���������������������������:-.:;,#l  Saturday 7 a. mi. 1  _ OB Freight tiokets   a*d 'State-*|  room apply on board, }  GEO. L   COURTNEY,       Jj  Traffice Manager^!  COURTENJAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,  Galium, Proprietor.       c  A.   H.  ,:;���������:��������� J  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTON,     Black: |  smith and Carriage Maker.    '  ,?1  Union Brewery.  pPEsh Lager Beep  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE BEST. . ..   IN  THE PROVINCE  . ���������      1  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to conviction  ol|  persons withold^ng or destroying any kegs  belonging to this company.,^  HENRY REIFEL,   Manager^  In due course, the skull was  brought. Miss Wrenn placed it  tenderly upon a leather-bound  Horace in her room and was de~,  lighted.    During the day   she   did  The man who buys Shorey's Ready Tailored  Clothing looks; and feels independent. His appareHs  just as stylish as though he had paid a high price to a  swell tailor. His appearance is a recommendation if he  is seeking employment. The simple fact that he is wearing Shorey's CSotSiing is proof of his well-balanced  judgement, And the guarantee card h������ finds in the pocket of each garment makes  hhn independent of all risk.  The clothes must satisfy h|m, or he can have his money,back.  ���������:m  4  ���������n  For Sale by Stevenson &, Co. $  w>~  WWT  7B!W  ���������w  ���������^        COMOX SCHOOL   ^MEETING.  \       NThe Annual Meetijsg of the Resi-  ,  dent  householders and freeholders  of    Com ox    -School    Distrct   \vas  held at this s.ehool house at 12 'o'clock oh June 24th 1899.    Mr. Ati-  derton was vojted to the Chajr.    Mr.  B. Holmes w^s appointed secretary.  The statement of accounts for the  year ending was  read by the secretary.    General dissatisfaction was  expressed at the conduct of the late  Secretary, Mr. W. R. Robb, in the  loose manner in which the accounts  had been kept���������there being in most  instances  no vouchers given given  for the ,accouts  paid,  and  unanimous disapproval was expressed at  hifl refusal toindorse the cheque for  the grant, made payable to his'pr-  ' ider for which he had obtained a receipt from the incoming secretary.  It was ultimately moyed and sec-  onded that the statement of accounts  Jt>e accepted whicfy was carried.  Mr. Beckinsell proposed and Mr.  Pigott seconded that Mr. Anderfon  -. be appointed trustee.  Mr. Torrance proposed and Mr.  riavis seconded that Mr. McQonnel  be appointed trustee.  Before the hour for closing nominations Mr. Anderton with the consent of his proposed and seconded  retired in favor'of Mr. McConnell.  The Chairman declared Mr. Mc-  ,Connell duly elected and had" much  I ,,plsas'ure in,congratulating him for  the efficient serviced he had render-  ed during thelate difficulty, and tendered him thanks on behalf of the'  fc- residents of the district.  I  HER CREDIT GOOD.  During Queen Victoria's .sojourn  in the vicinity of Loch   Vennachar  sorne dears ago the princess Louise  had occasion to drive into  Gallan-  der to match some velvet.    On rising to leave the shop she was annoyed to find she  had not her purse  with her; she  begged the  drapers  pardon,   and   told him she  would  send him the money next day.  j     "Dinna fash  yersel' mem,'" said  the draper; "Yer mither lias an ac  coun������ here."  The bitterest troubles generally  arise from most trifling accidents.  The character of a family pretty  easily be read by the weekly wash.  Nothing js so exasperating as the  memory qf misfortune that was all  our own fault.  A man may be in the wrong a  thousand times but he very seldom,  if ever says "forgive me."  The greatest offence you can give  to the really hospitable  woman is,  to fail  tq eat  heartily of the food  8,he sets befpre you.  For Sale  One ''STEWART BANJO"  and ojie ."COLUMBIA GUITAR," both new. Anyone  wanting a Banjo or Guitar  would get a bargain in purchasing one of .these fine in-  struments.  Chas. Segrave, Local  Agent, Cumberland,  THE FUTURE PULP WOOD  O.H.FECHNER  J  MORTGAGE SALE.  POINTED PARAGRAPHS.  Some smart  men are fools fp.r  revenge only.  Lots of bright hope is exchanged  for gloomy experience.  Art is long; that is why, women  *\  linger in front of mirrors.  Blessed   are    they    who   know  enough to let well enough alone.  A man's head  is apt to feel light  when he has a heavy load on.  Some people can best m.ake their  presence felt by their absence.  Kissing as a theory is far less satisfactory than a practical example.  The good (Jie young and fhe other  kind when they can't help it.  It's foolish to worry about  the  things you can help or the things  k   you can't.  Pyramids  are so called  because  \f  they appear amid the. desolation, oi  the desert.  The truth that occupies a nutshell finds some minds too narrow  give, it room.  Conceit is not a virtue, yet every  man should  haye a little it in   his  I make up,  Any man  who can  deliberately  I pass a dog fight on the street without  glancing at  it  possesses  true  [dignity,  Mrs. Kendal once playing at Dub  f/lin, the roll being Galatea. Pyg-  I malion,, it will be remembered, has  l/that not unusual domestic accessary a jealous wife. During the  temporary absence of the wife Gak  patea was about to throw herself in*  llto the hands of Pygmalion when an  told .lady in the audience called out  j^arningly:  "Don't  do it darlint!  His wife's  -'   ��������� ' : '������������������'������������������/.  h'ust gone out an' it'll be like her to  fee stopping at the key-hole,,"  UNDER and by virtue of the powers con*  taincd in a certain mortgage, dated' the  30th day of May, A. D. 1894 and registered in the Land Registry Office,   Vic-  ._ _. toria, in Charge Book Vol. 13, Fol.r53.  No. 16,322 b, the following property is  offered for sale by tesder, viz: Lot 90,  Comox JDistyic,^. Sealed Tenders  . (marked f'Teuder for Lot 90") for the  purchase of the saidf property addressed  to the undersigned and left at ��������� his office or posted to him will be received  up to noon of the 22ud of July, 1899.  The title deeds may bo inspected upon application to the undersigued.  The highest or any Tender not neces-  sarily accepted.  LOUIS P, ECKSTEIN.  Solicitor for Mortgagee Vendor.  Datad 15;h July, 1899.  The New England Hotel.  !������.'& L. YOUNft Prop.  Victoria. Vancouver Island,  O. H. TAR BELL.  DEALER    ^N  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  wtm. i I'rnr  Single and Double Rigs to let  ������������������   ��������� at���������-'-  Seasonable Prices  Near  Blacksmith, Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B   O.  Sspimalt -ft Ranaimo '.By..-  TIMETABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a Large Stock  of. Eire Arms. Amuni-  tion and Sporting  Goods of all descriptions.  Cumberland, B. C.  J". IR,, McLEOL  General Teaming Powdei  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  '��������� ���������'���������      '... . ��������� ��������� '       _      ��������� ������������>���������=������  Society     Cards  Hiram Loage No 14 A.F .&<A.M.,B.C.  Courtenay B. C. .  . -Lodge meets on.every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visitiag Brothers cordially requested  to atfenjd. ".-''���������  0    ..' /      -   c R s McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  ijfo. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  I    O    O,   F.  Union Lodge, No. ir, meets ever)  Friday, night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ,ren cordially invited to attend.  .   F. A. Anlkv, R. S.  TREES  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily, No. i Saturday  A.M. p.m.  Da. 9:00 ..,, Victoria Do. 4:25  "������������������   9:28 ,,,,.Goldstream "   1:53  "���������   10:14 Simwnigun Lake  "   5.39  '*   10:48 ,,. Duncans 6:15  I'M. p,M. j  M   12:24 Nanaimo       7:41  ���������U\ 32:40....,,,,,.Wellington   Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON   TQ  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A,M. A.M.  Do, 8;05 Wellington-. De. 4:25  "   8:29 Nanaimo " 4:39  "   9:55 Duncans "   6:05  " 10:37 Shaunigan Lake     "   6:46  "11:23 Goldstream ...'������������������   7.32  Ar. 11:50    ..,   ���������Victoria..  Ar. 8:00 p.ai.  Reduced lates to and from all points on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Monday.  For rates and all information apply at  Company's Offices.  A. DUN3MUIR, Geo, L.COURTNEY.  President. Traffic Manager.  FRUIT and  ORNAMENTAL  Bulbs, Roses, Hollies, Rhodoendrons, etc.,  for spring planting. Thousands growing on  my own grounds. Most complete stock in  the province. New catalogue now ready.  Call or address M. J. HENRY, 604 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B. C. "  PURE  MILK  ���������delivered by me daily in Cumberland and  Uuion.    A share of patronage is solicited.  JAMES REID.  . , L. P. Eckstein . . .  Barrister,;-Solicitor,  Notary Public.  CUMBERLAND, B.    C.  (fcrcm the   America u   Puper   Trade,   N*w  York, May 27, 1S99.)  THE  common   sprucK    tree of   the  American forests furnishes the great pulk  of the wood pulp that is daily  converted  into printing   paper.    The  word  "common"  \s,   chosen   advisedly.    Time  was  when in New England and the Northern  tier of states spruce trees   wer? as  familiar to the people and almost as  plentiful as the grass of the fields    The  incvit  .able result has been so rapid  a  contraction of the available spruce  area  in   the  United States that  many  of our  paper  manufacturers have been   forced already  to go over into Canada for spruce logs.  The situation is not keenly critical, but it  would be folly to declare that it is  not  a-  larming.    American ingenurty  may  yet  discover something to take the  place  of  spruce pulpcin the makirij of paper, but  up to date,  it  surely has not  done  so.  Upou, the best inside authority it has lately been declared that, if the present pace  of spruce-land is kept  up,  iu  five  years  from now ther,e will not be a stick of   the  lumber standtug- in  the  United States.  Forestry  and  pulp manufacturing data  are in some instances difficult of, access  but the most reliable sources of information, after the most careful investigation'  by a Boston newspaper, yield the following facts     Practically the,, only    large,  spruce areas available for pulp now  left  in America���������that is, for the  supply  beyond the immediate future���������are in parts  of   Maine and   t-he  British, Provinces.  Maine has been a most attractive field  for spruce pulp operations.    She was a  poineer in  the  industry, and  she  now  finds most of her own  spruce contiguous  to water power cut off.     On the Androscoggin River  there  are numerqiis  pulp  mills which, when  worked  to  their full  capacity, require about 250,000,000 feet  of spruce logs annually, and it is.reported  on good authority    that   the    standing  spruce in, the territory tributary to  these  mills cannot last over four years  at  the'  present   rate  of consumption.    "Why,"  was the recent remark of a Boston  man-,  ufacturer. "they are already giinding up  bean poles and boughs for pulp down  on  the Androscoggin���������this, to save the larger trees���������and God only knows what they  wjll do five years' from now.1  Contiguous to the Kennebee River the  spruce lands have been so nearly stripped  that they can no longer supply  the  pulp  and saw mills' with logs,  in northern Maine   the water-ways  that  flow into the St. John River above Crand  Falls, in Canada, have most of the smal  ler growth of.^pruce still stanbing along  their banks and for  many miles  inland.  This is because  there  was profit to the  'nmbermen only in the large logs.     n  cost of driving and booming lo the  n>  was over $'���������.50 per thousand feet  on  average, and it did not  pay  to  cut  a,  drive the small grow th  And heie   is   the. only pact of Mai.1  where large pulp and paper mills can n<  find a supply of good  timber. "   Wde.  there is good water power convenient   ���������  these spruce tracts anp transportation  Ir  sufficiently cheap  these   properties  a.  being rapidly developed,  or at last bein,  bought up by paper capitalist as a saf<i  guard for the future.    But, with the en  ormously    increasing,   consumption    ri  white paper in this country and in Europe, the spruce pulp product of the  re-  maining" forest-lands in Norihern.. Maine'  promises to put off an evil day of actual,  exhaustion ouly a year or two at the best.'  It is to   Canada, then, that  we  must  turn for our spruce in the future���������the very  near future, .opT    And^thjs condition^ has  already awakened  our provincial neighbors to the opportunity  which thejipos-  sess for  developing the  pulp and  paper  industry ajossg our waterways, so that  if ,  our   manufacturers   here in the   states  would  provide- early for the  inevit^jle^ .  tb.ey have no time to lose' in the matter .  of selection   and . puriq&^p., in'' Canari������  lands. -The price is already anvancing, ���������  and comparatively few water powers are ���������  becoming  scarcer^on the  market.    The  cry of theSpaper manufacturers is "Ort,to\  Canada."  The woman who does'nt own any  furs  is' spared   the   worry   about  moths eating them.  A man never fully realizes the joy  of home until he sits at his own tab-  ' le and' criticises his wife's cooking.  A  woman   may say all  sorts of  unkind  thingsabout  her husband.  but she  is not true bine if she lets  any one else say theii). .  A man glorifies a woman's freck-.  les into beauty spots until he marries her, when he telln.her the candid truth about them. <���������  If a man was hurt every time he  was scared, he would, never Jive to  reach the three-scqrft-and-teri limit.  I  Two local sports arrayed.in bicycle suits, proceeded to.Qpurtenay  last Sunday on a fishinS excursionv  One of them caught three,and the  other two miserable little. tr,out.  The last trout was chased down the  river by Mr. P. who tried to d,o the  Peter act b$t:got soaking wet, in..  the attempt.  YOU H<\VE A WATCH  THATDQES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION BRING IT TO  art.  Opposite Waverley Hotel.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITOUS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Unioii the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten days.  NOW READY  WILLIAMS   B.   C.  DIRECTORY  ���������For  1899���������  PUBLISHED  ANNUALLY  Th������ Largest and Most  Complete   Directory yet published for   Biitish   Columbia.  Contains over 1000 pages of al������  the latest    information.  PRICE    $5 00  To, be obtained direct from the Directory  Oi^rces, Victoria, the Agen,t,s, or P, O.  ^0^485, Victoria, B. C,  has an extensive circulation,,, 'not;-' on  throughout Comox District but all:ovq.r>  the Dominion. We have subscribers int  all the large cities of/ Carpcta* and.. <mm  thus offer patrons..  ���������"-N,  ^ClftS^  m  ���������>  Q&p rates   are moderate:  ..GIVE US.;. THE   MAGIC   PILLOW.  ��������� What? Bedtime corr.e again for mo f  Well, what earn 1 for that?  It may be I'm not weary yet  Of all my play uiul chat;  It may he 1 would ti'.-.e to stay-  Here at my daddy's knee.  **et, cilice 'tis bedtime. I'll depart  As happy as can be  A:'..;l lot me whisper in your ear  Why I'm prepared to go���������  Most boys sire never ieady when  Their bedtime comes, you know.  But. as lor me, a.-, lout; as I've  Itfy pillow 'neatii my head  You'll never find me fitting up  When 1 should he in hed.  For when 1 whack it witli my fist,  To make it Kurt of soft. ,   ,  And He face downward, (lien 1 see  Mo:'e,stin'.s than -{low aloft,  And every star that lies therein  Holds lots of wondrous Uiinyrf.  Like'big paiadc-s and circuses <  And animals and km^s.  And some are filled with brownies bold,,  Who prank with main and might,;  Another's filled with ucck-u-booH.  Who peek-'ii boo all,night.  So why should 1 prefer (o sit  .Down stairs, n sleepy hcud,   ���������  When 1 can see tluw-e wondrous things  Whene'er 1 go to hed ������  -J<������n   Kundnck   Ban<nrs   in   Woman's   Horn  Companion.  JUANITA.  The little town of S;tn Carlos is so much  like most other little Mexican  towns that  it  hardly needs any careful   description.  Lying as it does  in the heart of  that vast  wilderness of old  Mexico, a tiny patch of  green   on  the  face  of  tho  sun   scorched  earth, it seems insignificant   to a-degree,  wnd naturally it is not down on   the inn])  ���������such   towns   rarely ure. '"* Its  few fields,  bravely struggling   against   the   heat and  ���������drought, are but sparsely watered by a lit-  , i le creek which Hows from   a. ravine close  by and which  seems to disappear into the  thirsty earth a few hundred yards farther  -on     San Carlos itself is composed merely ���������  of  u few gray adobe-   houses, clustered together around   a  square   little plaza   and  '���������rhe remnants of what, had once been a tiny  ��������� chapel; built  hundreds of  years before by  tho old   Spanish fathers, and   still   standing, a   crumbling, time  worn   monument  to their memory.  All through the burning daytime the  place seems almost deserted, and the fierce  tropical sun sails on its way overhead in  -undisputed supremacy. Tlie little plaza, is  always empty and tho intense heat rising  -in wavy lines fio i ^iie ground makes the  objects round about dance to one's eyes  iiCven the host of dogs has,.vanished and  the place bears tho appearance of a veritable village- of tho dead, so still and quiet  is it  lint in the evening, when at last the  sun has gone and only'tho. brilliant color,  in the sky remains, and when������tho breezes  begin to come down from the distant  mountains, then it presents quite a different aspect. Around the open doors of the  adobe .houses lounge the male inhabitants  of  Sau  .;?ju fling  Carlos, for  tiie   most part   lazily  their   long, fragrant  cigarcfosor  ..gathered in little knots discussing the latest  bit  of  news, though   how news  ever  .reaches  San   Carlos  is a mystery indeed  Above  au  open   fire in front of each hut  ���������swings a substantial   iron kettle in which  ������������������the evening meal of stewed tunas has already begun to simmer, and around these  tires  hover  the  women, looking   for  the  most   part  as ill kept  as the men.    Dirty���������  , little naked children sprawI around on the  beaten clay of which the tloor of the plaza  is  composed   and  dirtier  dogs "romp and  tumble over them.       '  Vet primitive as was the little town  here .Juanita had lived all the happy-IS  years of her life, and right here she'was  contented to stay until she should lie. laid  away beside her sleeping grandfathers and  great-grandfathers in the little graveyard  beside the chapel., for she loved the dear  <jUI place, and���������possibly because she' knew  nothing of the great world beyond���������she  uever even thought of leaving it. Then,  too, there was another and still stronger  reason���������her father, old Don .lose, had  promised her to the sou of his oldest and  ���������dearest friend, who had fought with him  years before in the war with the hated  Americanos and who had been wounded  m the battle of Ccrro Gordo before tho famous old City of Mexico itself. Now.se  eretly, this was just what the young people had desired. Pedro and Juanita had  grown up together from childhood. They  had been constant companions, and were  they not the handsomest couple in the  whole broad valley? Mad not .Juanita all  her lather's binds as her dowry, which,  united to those which Pedro owned, would  make them the largest landowners in the  villager It was certainly a most desirable  match, and the two old men congratulated  each other as old'men will who have seen  their fondest hopes fulfilled, and emptied  many a sparkling cup to the health of IV  dro and his fair young bride.  , But now Juanita was sorely troubled.  'Everything had gone along smoothly as  ever until one day something had happened which bid fuir to upset all their  plans lor the future On a'certain bright  morning there had ridden up to the door  of her father's hut one of n band of Americans who were prospecting m the gray  mountains that lay away over to the west,  lie was a fine looking young fellow, and  for a man who had been prospecting for  two ycai-s under the fierce sun of old Mexico he was remarkably fair, and then his  blue eyes bad a frank expression about  them winch was far different from tlie  ever suspicious glance which characterized  the men-of that quaint country. He wore  the usual dress of men of his ocovfpation.  loose blue flannel shirt and corduroy  trousers fucked in at tho top of his heavy  boors, a red handkerchief knotted carelessly  around his neck and huge Mexican spurs  ���������dangling from his heels  ���������hianita had been standing in the little  opening on the opposite side of the house  and hadiiot seen him until he was almost  beside her. so that ic appeared to her as if  lie must have'suddenly sprung from Mother Earth * . |  Harding had seen her about the same;  Instant she had seen him, and as he dolled  his wide sombrero and asked in imperfect  Spanish to see the don unconsciously his  pulso quickened .luanita was really a  very beautiful Mexican girl, by far the  most beautiful creature he had seen during the whole course of his stay in that  dismally arid country, and the expression  ing. "Curse you!" he said '���������'You shall  pay for this���������Santa Maria, du Americano!" and disappeared as quickly as ho  had come.  There was no mistaking that, and the  young fellow knew than'if he stayed where  he was his life would not be worth the  waiting. His first fear was for Juanita  Loosening his revolvers in his belt, he  mounted his pony and rode slowly toward  San Carlos Some moments had passed  in this way. ami he had almost, reached  the mouth of the ravine, when he saw a  figure coming swiftly toward him An  instant later lie recognized Juanita' The  poor child was id most exhausted from  ��������� running  ������������������(.Jo! Co!" she sobbed '���������They are going  to follow you. Don Jose and Pedro. They  will kill you if you stay- Ah, no,, not  now," she cried, as Harding held out his  arms to her. ���������they will lind me here with  you. and then"���������and then as the impulse  seized her she ihing herself into his arias  and sobbed as'if her heart would break  She had 'not been a   moment   too   soon  for even a.s he .spoke, the sound of galloping  hoofs ��������� reached   them, as   riding   furiously  their two pursuers dashed into the ravine1.  With one arm supporting the ti-emblin������  girl Harding eoolly unslippod his revolver  and waited. The Mexicans were within  !50 yards before they saw him, and then as-  tliey opened fire with their uncertain aim  lie slowly raised h:s own weapon and  pressed the   trigger.'    With   a   bitter curse  CHILDREFS COLUMN.  YOUNG   KING   OF  NEPAL.  The Little Monarch Who Utiles Many  Thousands of Human Bcinj;H,  Sumshoro .lung is the name of tho  young king of Nepal, one of the strangest  governments and countries in the world.'  It lies between Tibet and India and contains the highest mountains of the loftiest  of rhs earth's ranges, tlie Himalayas. This  little king has 100,000 of the best warriors  in the continent of Asia at his back, and  it is therefore easy for him tc command  the respect of all the neighboring tribes  and governments.    Even the English will  A PROMINENT VAHCOUVEEITE.  on the girl's face flattered him not a little, j on bis lips one of rhe men pitched forward  i'. :n   i.,. i i   .  !...���������-������...  r  ...���������,...    i ���������1-���������������������   u~       .���������     ,-i.-   --���������-..,- ,   ,���������   ii     ^     .,   ,  Still he had almost forgotten her when he  had finished bargaining with her father  for provisions for himself and his men,  which he did at last succeed in getting  only by tho payment of a fabulous sum,  and when he turned and saw her standing  whore he had left her he started and  wonlil have spoken had he., not felt tho  piercing little black eyes of Don Jose fastened upon biin As it was, tlie old man  detected tho start nml ordered his daugh-  lei  hastily into the Itoiiso  l'jvor since that rime Juanitasthoughts  hail been in 'dirts eoniliet with one another,  and latc-that night when all was quiet in  the village she had crept noiselessly into  the little chapel, and, kneeling beforo the  time worn image of the holy mother, hud  prayed, with tears streaming down her  cheeks, that sho would direct her and help  her to forget. But far up among the hills  on the great rauge' that overlooks San  Carlos the prospector was standing alone,  whistling softly to himself and gazing  down into tho wide plain at his feet. Some  little distance behind him his companions  lay sleeping, and on a flat rock which answered for a table some ono had overturned the coffeepot, and a dark oozy stream  was slowly running down the si-.te. One  of the, men moved a little in his sleep.  Harding started and looked around at  him. Then as the moon rose slowly above  the peaks behind him he turned, knocked  the ashes from his pipe, wrapped himself  up in his blankpts and without more ado  was sleeping soundly.  Nearly a week   passed and the feeling of |  reads  restlessness which for a time had possessed i  Juanita had   nearly been   forgotten when ;  from the "saddle ami fell to tlie ground  One more shot came from the remaining  'man before tho revolver spoke again, and  Harding heard a smothered cry at his side  as the riderless horse plunged past him  and vanished up the ravine Then he put  up his revolver and turned again to  Juanita.  She was strangely quiet as she gazed up  into his lace and smiled. A quickly  spreading stain over her fair young breast  told him the reason at a glance. That last  bullet of 'Don Jose's had found a mark  and as the shouts of alarm readied them  from the village, whither tlie horse had  'gone, the light faded slowly from Juanita's  eyes and they closed forever.  For some moments Harding' did not  move; then he laid her gently down be  neath a lonely little willow, kissed once  the fair, bloodless lips'and, mounting his  pony, rode out of the ravine past the dead  bodies of the two Mexicans, and with his  head sunk-deep on his breast turned his  horse's nose toward the distant nimin  tains, on whose .summits the last beams ol  the waning moon still lingered.���������II. A  Webster in YaIo,Courant.  again Harding rode into San Carlos. Poor ,  little Juanita! All her attempts to forget :  him had been in vain then, for as she saw i  him come into the plaza her heart, gave a  great bound for joy, and she flushed under her olive skin to the tips of her dainty  fingers Tlie flush suited her dark face  and heightened its beauty, thought Harding, as, dismounting, ho asked if Don Joso  were in. As luck would have it, he had  gone over to see a friend, and tlie two fell  into conversation. She was shy at first,  but the evident, ease of her companion  finally set'her last fear at rest, and when  the old don did return they parted the best  of friends and with an understanding that  they were to meet again down'by the old  well hidden away in .the little ravine out-  ' side the town. After an hour's talk with  her father Harding again left tlie house,  and. swinging himself into the saddle, rode  carelessly out toward;the hills.  A mile or so from the town he made a  slight change in the direction he was taking, and so little by little headed for the  ravine. '" '   ,  Just as the sun went down Harding  reached tlie well, and after turning his  pony to nibble the juicy blades of grass  which grew around it threw himself down  to wait. Ho had been there perhaps two  or three hours when the bushes were parted gently and Juanita came toward him.  She had slipped away, she said, while her  father and Pedro sat smoking and had  como as sho had promised, but she must  hurry, for the time was short and her absence would lie noticed. Little by little  between questions and promptings she told  him all her brief life history, of Pedro, of  her father's wishes, and lastly of 'her own  new love for him. and when at hist she  could say no more sho stood looking up to  him, her eyes full of the love she had just  confessed, until lie took her in his arms  and kissed her.  Ln the same instant they were startled  by a sound behind them. Don Jose, his  face pule with fury, stood scowling at  them. Chokingly he ordered the girl away,  and when she was gone he turned to Hard- |  l<j-.iU'li*li -Piirocliinl   Accounts.  KJ07.  Many  of   the  entries,   which   are   in   a  splendid state of preservation, arc exceed  ingly quaint and amusing .    For instance,  there  is  one "for  one   umbrelloe, ~l   Ss  od.," evidently procured  for   the minister  to be used as a shelter when  officiating at  funerals in wet weather I    Another  entry  For a pair of bellows for Thunder,  (id."      A curious one  run-;:'"For destroy  ing Jack    Daws on   the   steeple.' lis  Sd.'  The entries l'ola.ting  to   the   relief  of  the  poor  are  singularly  funny   and   include-  "Paid to a   sicke   man   and   sending him  away, 4s.;" "Paid for keeping   the wench  , with the lame" hand,  17s   (id. ;" "Paid for  a   shift   for   Levy   Skidmore's   boy.   2s.;'  "ditto for ye cure of  ye Widder Winckel's  linger, os."  Tho overseer's matrimonial entries are  also peculiar. Fpr instance: ''Expenses  of taking William Shrini and 'marrying  him. the ring, &c., ������1 14s. 2d.," and  "gave James Morton of Thame to marry  Rcbekah Burkett ������2 13s. Gd.; a license,  parson's fee and the clerk's fee. ������2 4s. (id.:  expenses taking John ������������������Neighbour, 5s., Sd. ;���������'  also marrying him-to Elizh. Phillips. ������2  12s. Gd.; a bill for Rebekah Burkett's wedding being kept at Richard Wright's, at  Spring-gardens, ������1 lis: 4d."-���������Buck's  A re t%Jol<v:cal Society.  In Sotith A.Yica there is a great demand  for donkeys, as they are proof against cli-  aiate, plague and flies  EJectrie Bella .Hmig,* liy the Son.  Pi-cfessor Torvald Kohl of the Odder  observatory, Denmark, reports that  when the huge sun spot of S������ptembei  last, was crossing the solar meridian  magnificent auroral lights flashed across  the heavens, and the electric bells in  the great telegraph station.at Fredericia  rang without any visible cause. The  telegraphic service in Denmark was dra-  tr..rlied for hours during the auroral dis  play Professor Kohl thinks that the  agency of the sun in producing the phenomena was evident. Similar exhibitions of "wireless tilegmphy" between  the sun and the earth have been noted  in the past.    ml   poor  physicians  are  easily  tlie   holes   they    leave   in   the  Moles a  traced by  uround  If the good die young, it might be just  as well to beware of the oldest inhabitant  *nd his, reminiscences.���������Chicago .News.  erve Tissue Every Sixty Days.  It has been estimated by German scientists that in the natural, process of decay characteristic of all animal life 5,000,000 nerve cells die and are carried out of the body daily.  Every sixty days, or six times a year, the nerve cells waste away and are replaced by new-  cells and new nerve tissue.  Sixty days, then, is sufficient for a complete restoration and revitalization of the exhausted nervous system when Dr. Chase's Nerve. Food is used to create new brain and  nerve tissue. The change which some weak, nervous men and women have experienced  under a sixty-day treatment with Dr. Chase's Nerve Food has been truly marvellous.   -  Brain fag, confused mental faculties, nervous prostration and depression, partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, nervous dyspepsia and headache, sleeplessness and irritability,  female irregularities and all the miseries of exhausted nerves are positively and permanently cured by a two months' treatment with the world's greatest restorative  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.  Fifty cents a box at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  SUMSHKUK JUNG ANI> HIS HOUSK.  remain on  friendly terms with   him   and  hire some of his soldiers to help them conquer the  Hindoos.    Tho people of  Nepal  are a strange mixture of races.  The ruling tribes aro the Ghoorkhas,  -whose prowess has given them the supremacy. They are. of Aryian stoclc,  whiter than the Hindoos,-and despise all  arts save that of war. , The religion of the  different tribes varies between Buddhism  and Bralvmanisin, but not much of what,  wo would call civilization is to be found  there. The capital city is Kajhrnandu,  where the rajah or king lives in a queer  palace made up of a large number of small  pagodas surrounded by shrines erected to  the Hindoo gods. These aro often smeared  with tho blood of the sacrifices brought to  tho gods, giving a most savage appearance to tho palace environs.        t  Of course this rajah is too young now  to do the actual .ruling, which is in tho  hands of his chief minister, but the power  of tho ruler is absolute, and he can order  life or death for any one who displeases  him. The people tire so afraid of (foreign  influenco that they will not permit Euro-,  pcans to even enter their dominion, so it  has been impossible to survey the country  and ascertain tho height of the mountains  which tower thousands of feet in air.���������  Exchange.  Decorated Avplcn.  Tho landscape gardener has so long and  so persistently improved upon nature that  now tlie fruit grower thinks ho has a right  to try. Any person, says .The Colden  Penny, who wants a supply of apples bearing his family crest has only to send an illustration of it to certain growers at Mon-  trou.il, France, and lie will duly receive  the fruit tho following season.  The desired end is attained by growing  the apples in paper bags, which are slipped  on when the fruit is about* the size of a  ���������'walnut. Being thus sheltered from tho'  sun, the apples do not color as they swell  and when fully grown still remain green  or yellow. .  As soon as they reach maximum size  the bags which cover them are replaced by  others, on the side of which the desired  crest or coat of arms has been cut out like  a stencil. The sun can now penetrate to  that part of the apple exposed and redden  it thoroughly, so .that; when . the, bag is  again withdrawn the device is seen standing out in red upon the green surface.  To obtain the opposite result���������that is,  a green device on a red ground���������the second bag is not used, but the pattern is cutout in paper and stuck on to the fruit,  the sun coloring all the exposed parts, but  leaving green the crest or other devices  which the paper forms.  Permanently Cured of   Asthma,   Clarke'.-*  ICola Compound. Cures.  Mr . F. J. Painton, the well-known proprietor  of Painton's Music Store, Vancouver, B. C,  writes: "I have been a great sufferer from  aMlima in its worst form for over four years,  very often having had 10 sit up nearly all night.  1 li-id consulted physicians both in England  and Canada without obiainirg-any permanent  relief and tried many remedies with the same  result. A' friend who hid heen cured by Dr.  Clarke'~, Kola Com pound advised me to try it.-  And three bottles have entirely cured me. It is  now'nearly two years siuco my recovery, and  asthma has not troubled toe since. I feel very  grateful to Dr. Clarke for introducing this wonderful remedy. I have frequently recommended it to others suffering as! was. and do not  know of a single case where the required num-  her of bottles have been taken that it has failed  to euro. See that you get Clarke's Free sample  bottle sent to any person. Mention this paper.  Adorcss The Griffiths Us Macnherson Co... 121  Church street,. Toronto, or Vancouver,' IS. C,  sole Canadian agents.  A Good Scotch Story.  In Lanarkshire there lived a' stna'.  sma' laird named Hamilton, who was  noted for his eccentricity. On one occasion a neighbor waited on him and requested his name as an accommodation  to a bit bill for ������20; at three months'  date, which led to the following characteristic and truly Scottish colloquy:  ,- "Na, ria, I canna do that."  "What for no, laird V Ye hae dune the  same thing for ithers."  Try This.  There is a trick, or rather a feat o!  strength, which even tho ' strongest man  will be unable to do, as easy as it looks.  Place your  two  haiidi open, in   front of  you, so that they touch cacli other, as  shown in .tlie illustration. Holding the  hands together in this position, using a  little strength, it will be found impossible  for any one to pull tiie two hands apart  by taking hold of your wrists from beneath, as shown herewith, his thumbs being toward the wrist.  The Wily Spider.  The spider hid in his mossy nook,  Spinning his wuh so fine,  And little Miss Muffot;  Quite near oil'her tnffet, '  Sat down at ease to dine.  The spider ventured a bit too near,  The diner sprang uo in dismay,  And little Mir.s Muffet  Deserted her tuft'et-  And hastily ran away.  The wily old spider looked on with a laugh,  Forgetting his bare cupboard shelf.  Poor little Miss Muffet!  He sat on her tuffet  And ate up the dinner himself.  Fun Iia the Zoo.  "The giraffe says he'd like to knock the  spots off the leopard," remarked the kangaroo.  '��������� Yes,"- replied the ostrich, "I noticed  that ho looks as cross as a bear. What's  the trouble now?"  "Oh, the leopard made the hyena laugh  by calling him a rubber nock I"  bat    there's  ken naething  " "Aye, aye. Tarninas.  wheels within wheels -ye  about.    I carina do't."  "It's a sma' affair, to refuse me.  laird."  "Weel. ye see, Tanimas, if I was to  pit my name tell't, ye wad get the siller  frae the bank, and when the time came  round ye wadna be ready and I wrid  lute to pay't. Sae then ye ati'd I wad  quarrel. Sae we uiaejust as weel quarrel the no as lang's the siller's in ma  pouch. "���������Stray Stories.  Dear, Sirs,���������Within the past year I  know of three fatty tumors on the head  having been removed by the application of MINARD'S LINIMENT without any surgical operation and there is  no indication of a return.  C APT. W. A. PIT T.  Clifton, N.B.    Goudola Ferry.  ���������.C, -        e ���������        ,  ���������:>     Stick:/* to Fiictn.  "XoL sir." said, the old author, "I always stick to facts���������except. when I'm  writing history. "./ .. '  ', "���������    c  "You're right!'' said the old colonel,  "and 1 never toid a lie in mv life���������excepl  ��������� in business.''  Safe Hail Insurance.  The Manitoba Farmers' Mutual Hail  Insurance Gompany, AVith its beaVl office at "Winnipeg,' Manitoba! is ; an organization every farmer should investigate, as every'-farmer-needs' safe and  reliable protection to his crops from  the destructive bail storm's. This company is incorporated under, the laws of  the Province of Manitoba by some of  the leading farmers and business men  of the Province. <��������� The Company issues  to its members a five-year policy .with  protection of $������f>0 on a������������������ quarter section.  Every policy holder is a member cf the  Company aud eligible to the election cf  office at the annual meeting. For  further information apply to E. A.  Taylor, 50B Mcliityre Block, Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  About the Sire of It.  Foreigner���������Why is it that so many  American cities'are complaining of bad  water V Is not the water supply under  the direction of city-officials?  American���������Usually.  Foreigner���������And are not those officials elected by the people?  American���������Yes.  Foreigner���������Then it appears to ma  you have not been careful to select officials who are gcod judges of water.���������  New York Weekly.  .GRIPPE'UEGACY.'  Shattered Nerves and Weakened Heart���������A St. John Lady  Tells About It.  Mrs. John Quigley, who resides at 30  Sheriff St., St. John, N.B., states: "Some  time ago I was attacked by a severe cold,  which ended up in a bad .attack of La  Grippe. Since that time I have never  regained my health, being weak, nervous  and run down.  "I suffered very much from Indigestion, accumulation of gas in the stomach,  and was in almost constant distress. I  doctored with some of the best physicians  in this city; but got no relief until I  began using Milburn's. Heart and Nerve  Pills, and am pleased to say that they  have completely cured me.  "My appetite is restored; mynervpua  system has been toned up to its old-time  condition, and I have no more trouble  from the Indigestion and can eat anything I choose.  '���������'I am only too glad too testify to the  merits of such a marvellous* remedy as  Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills for the  cure of nervousness, heart trouble, Indigestion, ete. Price 50c. a bos, all  druggists.  a  /*  "j?i  i  '���������M  Ml  W  HH %v  A SINGER OF UNREST.  PROFE5SOR MARKHAM, WHO WROTF  "THE  MAN  WITH  THE HOE."  i  V\  IS'  The California Schoolteacher Whose  Poem Huh Made Hini Famous at a  SiiiK'le Stroke���������Mow He Came to Produce It.  A California schoolteacher has -written a poem which, is attracting more  .. attention than any set -of verses published by an unknown author for many  "years. Professor Edwin Markham of  Oakland is the newly risen poet ,of the  Golden-Gate. His poem is entitled "The  Man With the Hoe," and it was inspired by Millet's famous painting of the  name name.      ,,        ' ,.  The poem has been widely repiinted  throughout the west. ��������� It .Is in . blank  verse, considering %vhiqh its popularity  seems all the more remarkable, for' in  this day the poet must make his fancies Jingle to catch the popular ear.  But there is nothing of the jingle  ���������bout "The Man With the Hoe." It is  Intensely serious. The sentiment is one  which will not .be universally accepted,  but the freshness and virile strength  with- which it is expressed must command admiration. Here is the opening  verse:  o  Bowed by the weight of centuries, he leans  Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,  The emptiness of ajjes in hisfnee  And on his back the bnrdon of iho world.  Who made him dead to rapture and despair,  A thing that grieves not and never hopes,  Btolid and stunned, a brother io the ox?  " Who loosened and let down this brutal jaw?  Whose was tho hand  that slanted back this  ��������� ' brow?'.'  Whose brea'th blew out the light within this  brain?        - ������  Professor Marljham might be described as a pessimistic singer of the broth-  ^-erh'ood of man.    The song he voi'ces is  one  of protest and  unrest.    The  word  i picture he paints'is disturbing.   It calls  up  the, old  Cain  asked  query,   "Am  I  my brother's keeper?" with unwelcome  'force. c ���������  This is not Professor Markham's first  venture", into poesy. He has written  quite a little verse in a similar strain,  but none which- has" struck so deep a  note. Personally he is an elderly, dignified,' unaffected man, with keen, kindly eyes "alight with the lambent flame"  which hints of the mental bonfire burning ���������within.- He Is. a fine scholar and owns  a splendid library.  Since the publication of this poem Mr.  Markham has received thousands of letters from "admirers from every section  of   the   United   States.     A   number,  of  the picture were growing upon me. I  saw that this creation of the painter  was no mere' peasant, no chance man  of the fields, but he was rather a type,  a symbol, of the toiler brutalized  through long ages of industrial oppression. I saw. in this peasant the slow  but awful degradation of man through  endless, hopeless and joyous .labor.  ��������� "This picture stuck in my memory  for ten years until my Christinas vacation came and I wrote out the impression of it that had been springing  up through my soul all these years. I  wished it to be a part of my volume of  poems that I expect to have published  In the east this summer or fall."  Fkanx-is Talukkt.  APIA'S   NEW  PRESIDENT.  THE  MAKING  OF GOLD   BRICKS.  An KtKuItliHlicd Industry With Which  tlie I^aiv Does Xot Interfere. .���������  Tlie making of the gold bricks with,  which confidence'men ��������� rob the granger  '���������'come qns" and even smart merchants  and bankers has become an established industry. It is not a crime to make a gold  brick. The crime only comes in when the  spurious article is sold. The value of the  standard "brick" would be about S350 if  composed of pure gold. The cost to the  purchaser when tho article is prepared for  the market, varies from ������10 to ������75 a brick,  according to the value of the material  used. The purchaser from the factory  makes his-terms wilh .his victims.'  "You want to  know  of  the very   best-  brick wc turii out?" said a maker,    v Weil,  tlie brick most likoly'to  deceive  is  made  from a copper and zinc mixture.    It is not  the   most , expensive,   but  it   will  stand  knocking around  for  five years without  losing tint  or  tone, and, I  tell  you, it's  pretty near the real thing.    Half a dollar's  worth of gold is more than  enough t.o do  tho job.    Our science is known  as water  gilding because the last touch we give the  brick is to chill it in iced water.    We buy  our gold in leaves from the beater.    There  leaves wc  place  in  a crucible with mercury, seven parts  of mercury  to one of  gold.    The mercury  is  first  heated; and  under the action of a furnace t^io  mixture  is n'ade  redhot.    Then  it  is  allowed <o  cool   down.'   Wo  .squeeze   tiie   amalgam  through chamois leather for  the  purpose  of ejecting the  superfluous mercury, and  the gold, with twice  its' weight  of  mercury, remains   behind.     It  is*then a yellowish mass of  the consistence of  butter,  and with this  the metal  is coated with a  brush.    This is the first  step, in   turning  the brick into gold.  "After receiving the first coat the brick  is subjected to a strong heat for the purpose of evaporating the 'remaining-mercury. It is then in fine form, but far  from perfect. There will be little irregularities, and these are removed with a delicate brass brush. After the brushing a  lack of true golden tone is apparent, but  we have an easy remedy for this. We coat  the brick over with gilding wax, which is  a'preparation of red ocher, verdigris, alum  and borax. Then the brick is again exposed to tho action of fire till the wax is  entirely burned away. It's real gold then,  but we are bound to make it a few carats  finer, so our customers can have no possible ground for questioning tlio quality of  their treasure. We do this by covering it  with a saline composition and again ox-  posing it to a high temperature. It1 is  finally chilled in cold water and is beautiful to look on���������a perfect gold brick. It. is  proof against time, moisture and weather  of all kinds and will stand constant handling for years without losing tone or luster. Goods made as I have described are  guaranteed for five years."���������Chicago Inter  Ocean.  Summoned From the Heart of Africa  to Go to Samoa.  Dr. W. II. Solf, the German who has  been appointed president of the municipality of troubled Apia and who is  on his way across the continent to take  a steamer for Samoa,, has been summoned from- Lake Nyassa, in the heart  "of Africa, to go to disturbed Samoa. He  will fill the position left vacant by 'the  recalling of Dr. Raff el, who is credited  with being largely responsible for the  present unquiet condition in these uh-  pacifie Pacific islands which three great  nations find it so hard to manage.  Dr. Solf is big and fair and tall. He  is a linguist and a scholar and a diplomat. It is well that his shoulders are  broad,  for there is  trouble coming his  Point in 1889 as an instructor of engineering.  Having resigned his commission in  the army in 1890, he entered the service of the General -Electric company.  Although eminent!}'- successful in civil  life, the old military spirit was by no  means extinct, and he took an' active  interest in the national guard of Colorado and finally became a brigadier  general in that organization.  The first expedition to Manila found  him among its .numbers as colonel of  the 'First Colorado infantry. _but this  regiment soon lost him, for at the battle of Malate he so distinguished himself that he was promoted to be a brigadier general. ,  THF.  COLOR  OF SNOW.  VALUE  OF SELF  EDUCATION.  PUOFESSOR EDWIN MARKHAM.  eastern magazines have requested permission   to  publish  it  and   have  made  f| * Mr. Markham, handsome offers for future;'work from his pen. ���������    '���������!."'���������������������������  Edmund Clarence Ste'dman, the brilliant poet and critic, who long ago hailed Mr. Markham's genius with acclaim,  -' is    particularly    enthusiastic   over, his  'latest poem and has written him a long  |   letter commenting on the quality of the  ���������   poem and warmly praising it.  ,      In, explaining'how he came .to write  )  the poem he says:  "I was born a man  ���������   with a hoe.   I am a child of the furrow.  All  my  youth;was  passed   on   a  farm  i* "and  cattle range among  the hard,  severe conditions  that go with  that  life.  Of course I do  not mean  to say there  are not happy phases of farm  life.    I  enjoyed, as a boy,, the horseback rides  on the long ranges of hills.    The smell  of the  furrow,was pleasant  to  me.    I  : knew and loved animals, the horses and  cattle, but with all this 1 felt, too, the  ' privations   and   scraping   poverty   that  '( are the frequent accompaniments of the  farm boy's life.   So when 1 write of the  man with a hoe I write to some extent  j\out of my own experience.  "In the second place, man has always  [Interested me.*.'I always had a sympathy with all.-.nien and women who are  doing the hard work of the world. I  have always < wondered whether the  ^'wisdom of the wise would not some day  [{find a way for giving to the .workers a  greater equality of opportunity.  "This is to me. what religion means.  This is the principle of a true and practical fraternity, and fraternity is to me  fche holiest of all words, being at once  the essence of all gospels and the fulfill-  ment'of all revelations.  All religion and  3!ore I,ii.N(iny Tlian Academic Tr.iin-  injv He-cause It TkIccm More I������IToi-t.  Kdward I3ok answers n girl correspondent who inquires "ilow can one learn  other than at college and still realize the  highest- living?" in Tho Ladies' Home  Journal. "The inestimable value of mental training," he says, "is undeniable for  girl or boy, man or woman, but mental  training is not alone to bo had at the college or university. It can be had more  systematically there, -perhaps, but not more  effectively than anywhere else if the desire  to learn and study is present in the heart.  There is a mistaken idea present with  many that we go to college to get a certain  amount of information or a number of  facts in our.heads. The legitimate rise of  all colleges is mental discipline���������in other  words, the training of eur faculties so that  they will bo of use to us as tools. The  school, the college or tho university is shur  ply the beginning of our learning. It  gives us not learning, but trains us how  to' learn in after years; foiv the life of "a  woman, like that of a man, begins after  college has been left behind.  "Now, mental discipline may bo just as  easily acquired at home as at college, provided a girl so wills.    What developed the  hundreds of thousands of women who ncv;  er went to  college and yet who  are today  women of tho very finest minds?    Not ono  in 5,000 girls in fckis country can  or will  ever go to college.    That  is  possible only  for the.smallest minority, jet tho majority  will not fail of the'highest living' because  the opportunity of an  academic training  was withheld  from   them.    Self development  is   far  more  lasting  than  mental  training, because it calls for greater effort,  ��������� and efforts well directed are,of themselves  the   greatest  means  of development  we  have.    What we find out our-selvcs we remember better and  longer than what is  taught or told us." .  Dr.. w. II. SOLF.  way. He is accompanied by a midget  African valet whom he picked up at  Lake Nyassa and to whom he speaks in  the native dialect of the boy's tribe.   -���������  Dr. Solf is a native of Berlin and was  born a little less than 40 years ago. His  school training was obtained at the  Friedrich Wilhelm gymnasium in Berlin and the Mahheim gymnasium. After being 'graduated, from the latter  place he went to the University of Got-  tingen and later to the ^University of  Kiel. At both these places he studied  Sanskrit and Hindoo and fought a great  number of student duels.  In 18SS Dr.���������SpIf went to Calcutta to  act as interpreter for the German embassy there and in'ISSO returned to Germany and took up the study of law. He  applied himself specially to international law and took civil service, examinations, succeeding in obtaining a  place in the,consular service. He was  sent to the German colony in east Africa, which post has been the most important ho has hitherto filled. He hopes  that by the time he is installed as mayor of Apia the rival kings will have settled their affair and the gunboats stopped shelling the vicinity.  WIij- It I������ Generally White, ont Some-  tintern ,Red.  - The white color of snow il the,result of  the combination of tho different prismatic  rays issuing from the minuto.snow crystals.    Pounded glass and foam give analogous illustrations of the prismatic colors  blending together and foi'ming tho white  light out of which they had been originally formed.    The air contained in tho crys-,  tals intensifies the whifenoss 6f tho snow.  Tho snow, from its loose texture .and tho  fact that  it contains about ten times its  bulk of air, is a very bad conductor of heat,  and thus forms an admirable covering for  the earth from the effects of radiation, it  not  infrequently happening  in times of  great cold that the soil is 40 degrees warmer than- the surface of the overlying snow.  The apparent redness of snow as seen  from a distance  is often an effect of light  which adds a peculiar charm to mountain  and winter landscapes, particularly in tho  mornings and evenings, when the,rays of  the sun fall most obliquely on -the surface  of the snow.    But snow is occasionally  found both in polar and Alpine,regions of  a, really   red   color.    This   phenomenon  seems  to have  been observed  by the ancients, as a passage in Aristotle apparently refers to it, but it attracted no attention  in modern times till 1760, when Saussure  observed it in the Alps and from chemical  experiments concluded  that the rod color  .was owing to the presence of some vegetable  substance, which  ho supposed might  be the pollen of a plant.  The next observationson red snow were  made in tho arctic expedition under' Captain Ross, when it was found extending  over a range of cliffs on the shore of Baffin's bay for eight miles, the red color penetrating tho snow in some places to a  depth of IS feet. On the' return of the ex ���������  pedition in 1819 the coloring matter as  then existing in the melted red snow was  subjectedto cai'cful examination by Robert Brown and by Francis Bauer,- the  former most eminent botanist pronouncing it to be produced by a unicellular plant  of the order alga}. Baron Wrangel afterward declared it to be a lichen 'and called  it Leprasia kermesina. But Dr. Greville  of Edinburgh, ,who obtained specimens  from, the Scottish island of Lismorc, on  further examination returned to tho opinion of- Brown, an opinion which has since  been fully confirmed, and the plant is generally known by the. name Protacoscus  nivalis.  THE  HIGH  DIVE. -  HOW HE GOT WEALTH.  Turkey's Richest Mai) an Armenian, Vi'lio  Is Also a Naturalized  American  Citizun.  A GALLANT OFFICER.  Brisiulier    General    II.-ilc,   Wlio    Hits  Won  Honors In  the  I'liiIii>i>iiicM.  Brigadier General Irving Hale, who  has distinguished himself on several occasions during the chasing of Agui-  naklo's troops over the island of Luzon,  is one of the youngest general officers  of our forces in the Philippines. He is  3S years old. lie is a'"West Pointer, but  had been out of the army for several  years when he went to Manila as colonel of avolunteer regiment.  General Hale is a native of Rochester,  but has lived in Colorado since he was  a very small boy. His boyhood was  passed in'Denver. Through his own unaided efforts he obtained an appointment to the Military academy at West  Point, where for the entire four years  he stood at the.head of his class, graduating in 1S84.  He was assigned to the corps of engineers and for -three, years was a student  officer at the United States Engineer  school at Willet's Point, N. Y.    In 1S37  t.-.ll culture should be an effort to bring  IfTieri into a/n ever enlarging realization  ,f the principle of fraternity.  "While on av visit to a loan exhibition in San Francisco some ten years  f/;go- I saw for the first time Millet's  Jrreat painting 'The Man With a Hoe,'  iberhaps the most impressive product of  ijny painter's genius in modern times.  I  sat for an hour before the painting,  l!.���������j  ~>i *u���������  *;���������������  <u. +��������� ^ _* I  Biiln't Wait For tlie "Picture."  During Stonewall Jackson's campaign  in the Shenandoah valley it became necessary that a bridge over a small creek  should be built in great haste.  One evening Jackson sent for his old'  pioneer captain, Myers by name, and  pointed out to him the urgency of tho occasion, saying that ho would send him the  plan of his colonel of engineers as soon as  it was done.  Next morning Jackson rode down to  Myers' quarters and, saluting the veteran,  said, "Captain, did you get the plan of  the bridge from Colonel ?"  "Well," said the captain, "tho  bridge,  general, is built, but I don't know wheth-  >,nd all the time the tenor and power of j er the picture is done or not!"  How the TlirilliiiK Circus Act Is Safely Performed. v  "About tho first thing I toach my pupils, "said a trainer of circus gymnasts,  "is how to fall. That, you know, is the  secret of the great 'head dive' from tho  roof, which remains up to data the greatest invention in the way of gymnastic  tricks that the world has seen."  "It looks almost too perilous to be interesting," I ventured.  "But it is nob in tho least dan.'j-jrous, if  one  only   knows  how' to  fall,"   he  con-'  tinned.  "Now, if the untrained performer  should attempt to fall   in a  net from any  height whatever, ho would be almost sure  to break some bones.    Should  ho  stretch  out his arm to save himself he would be  very  likely  to   break   it  in- two  places.  Should  he  light  on his  heels  he  might  break his  leg, or, more likely, pitch forward and   break  his jaw.    But just fill  your lungs with air and hold them full,  double yourself up iuto a. knot, leaving no  limb free, and  fall on  tho'back  of your  shouldors  just above the shoulder blades,  and you can fall from what height you  like and come to no hurt.    This explains  the cannon and catapult tricks.  "Why, once wo attempted the catapult  trick in a hall where the roof was so low-  that wc had to sink the catapult below the  floor.    Tho gymnast forgot all about having his net  lowered a corresponding distance, and, when shot 150 feet forward and  upward at the same time, didn't he come  down   underneath the net and land slap  bang on his  shoulders on tho  bare floor!  We {licked  him  up for  dead.     You  may  hardly believe me, but it had only knocked  the wind out of him and shaken him up a  bit.    Tho next  night he was  performing  as usual.     That just shows what the muscles of tho  shoulders, together with  an  clastic cushion of air in the lungs, will resist.    Then, of course, in the case of gymnasts the muscles become as hard as iron  and  furnish  a  great  protection  for   tho  bones."  The richest mail in Turkey is an  Armenian, who is a naturalized American citizen and lived in this couiitrv for  several years, says Tlie Chicago Record.  If the stories fold in the diplomatic circle  of Constantinople are true, he came by  his money in a peculiar manner. It will  be remembered that the Sultan Aziz was  assassinated in 1S76. For several ��������� years  prior to his death he accumulated all the  money and bonds he could obtain, which  he stored away in his palace as a' reserve  fund in case of a war with Russia, which  had been impending for some time. The  amount of his accumulations has-been  variously estimated from .$10,000,000 to  $40,000,000, and1' was undoubtedly considerably in excess of the latter sum.  Most of "it was in English, ' French and  German securities that di*e\v interest and '  W'ere easily' convertible at any bank in  any city in Bprope.  Although the assassination was a  mystery, it is believed to have been inspired if it was not actually accomplished  by Midad Pacha, tho Minister of Finance,  from avaricious motives. Ho alone jwas  aware of the magnitude of the Sultan's  hoard and the place of its ' concealment,  and after his sovereign's death, by virtue  of his position, ho took' charge of the  fund and pretended to deposit it in tho  public treasury. But it is believed by  those most familiar with Turkish affairs-  that he retained, for' his own benefit a.,  large part���������perhaps one-half of it���������which, "  for motives of self-protection,- he intrusted to the Armenian, .banker- I have  named, and directed him to take the  bonds to London and Paris and there  deposit them in such a manner that'their  ownership could not be traced to Midad  Pacha. It is, also believed to have.been  the lattcr's intention to withdraw' a portion of this property from concealment as  soon as lie felt safe in doing so.  But not   long   afterward Midad Pacha  was himself assassinated' in the    boldest  and most   astounding   manner. , He,was  attending  a   moeting   of   the  Ministry,  when.ho was informed   that, a messenger  was awaiting him iii' the ante-room with  a .confidciitial   communication that must  be delivered immediately and   to himself  alone.    Midad'1 loftf  his   colleagues   and  entered   the   ante-room,-  whore" an  unknown man immediately plunged a dagger into   his   heart.    The   palace guard.'  hearing his death'ci-y   and the fall of:his  body,   immediately   rushed   to tho room  and shot   the   assassin   before 'he- could''  escape.   Although   the   police continued  their investigations for months, they were '  never   able   to   identify   the   assassin or *  associate anyone else with the crime, but   ,���������  the knowing ones believe he was a ruffian <  imported   from   the   mountains" by   the '*  Armenian   banker,  referred  .to, and was  handsomely paid to commit the deed; ,  On   the   evening, of  Midad's assassination   the   Armenian   merchant  went to,  Midad's palace and   informed   his. widow1  that there  were   concealed'   in   a certain  strong box   papers   that   would   connect  her husband   with   a   conspiracy against  the Crown and would undoubtedly cause  the arrest and imprisonment of the entire  family and the   confiscation   of-the property if they were discovered.    The frightened widow, already   beside herself with  excitement because of   the   assassination���������  begged   him   to   search     her   husband's:  papers   and   destroy   all   questionable oi-  suspioio'us documents. He sjDent the night-,  at his work, and among the papers burned,  that night are   believed   ro have been tho '  evidence   of   Midad "h   ownership ��������� in   the  bonds th.it have ma.de the   Armenian the  richest; man in Turkev.  CAPT. STURDEE.  The  Uritihh   Smvii)  <;1Ii������i:i- Charged   Willi  M :il(.!-<��������� :tl.inu-   Oorinans.  Captain F C. D. Sturdoo, commander  of 11.M.S. Porpoise at Samoa, against  whom severe compIni7it is" lodged by the  Germans in Apia,   is   che   British officer  Full of IIIh Snbjeet.  Tho llomiletic Review says: "At the  close of the forenoon session of a ministerial conference, in announcing tiie opening subject for tiie afternoon   session, the  presiding officer stated that  Elder H   would present a paper on 'The Devil,' and  added, 'Please bo  prompt  in attendance,  for Brother PI has a carefully prepared.  paper and is full of his subject.'  "Imagine his chagrin when an uproar  of laughter reminded him of the unhappy  witticism ho had blundered into."  BKIGADIEK GENERAL IRVING HALE.  he was appointed quartermaster of the  battalion of engineers and served in this  capacity   until    he    returned   to   West  Delicate Distinction.  The Senior Partner���������Say I We ought tc  get a sign painted saying that wo will only  pay bills the latter half of the month.  The Junior Partner���������Looks to mo as if  it would be better to word it that no bills  will be paid the first half of the month,���������  Indianapolis Journal.  CAPT.   KTURDEE.  who gave protection on his ship to the  American Chief Justice during the recent  trouble in tbe islands. Captain Sturdeo  is charged with arresting- and holding,  captive for. H ��������� hours, a German citizen,  lierr Marquardt. The latter saj's the  British naval-officer insulted him grossly.  Some people aro all the time paying  money to fortune tellers for predictions to  worry over.  An  J':i������*������tiJc Trre. L  , A German authority has recently announced tho discovery of a tree in the  forests of Central India which has most  curious characteristics. The leaves of the  tree are of a highly sensitive nature, and  so full of electricity that whoever touches  one. of them receives an electric shock. It  has a very singular effect upon a mag-  netic needle and will influence it at a  distance of 70 feet. The electrical,  strength of the tree varies according' to  the time of d:;y. it being strongest at  midday, and weakest at midnight. In  wen weather its powers disappear alto--,  gether. Birds never approach the tree,  nor   have insects ever been seen upon it.  it THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  -���������   -ISSUED EVER? SATURDAY.���������  !->f    ������     '"��������� ������������������������������������'��������� '-���������        "���������     '   -M; E.-- BissettrEditor.  SATURDAY,~J:ULY ' 15th,   1899.  LOCAL   BRIEFS. ������  (Sgg������g������@@������Sg<-- t  - \  '"^e^oiitical career of Hon. Jos  $^ri'in"'#.-d   ^plines   the  i*fii& ^'Give him:enough rape and  %$ii>ang Mniself;" ' Mr. Martins  Misfortune was'jm .being associated  With men who were in no way :his  katcb ���������iriteldectualiy and who, consequently, were unable to restrain  :.hita'in the peculiar use he .made of  ^istalents. 'Voone   knew   better  how far he surpassed in brain pow-  -er Messrs Cotton and Semlin 4than  - >lr. Jtiartin himself.     The Premier  iliowWnimseli'to be brow  beaten  iy'th'e .Attorney-Genera1! till public  'opinion roused him to a   sense   of  the fatness of things.    But   hie'  a-  wakening seems to have come late.  .Judging from'' the   correspondence  between Jfcr' ^emiin and Mr.' Mar-  tin/it looks very much' as   though  thefatter'will make   things' interesting for his"confreres at the .meeting'called, for the 26th.  3"Afier thelaU election, it was be-  iieyed^' many that the, present  -government party '' Aid not contain  the material wherewith to fashion  ���������a cabinet-capable of ���������managing   the  Affairs of this'Province in   such   a  manner'as to inspire .confidence at  &ome' and in  the, financial   world  ' /abroad,    ft' is   very  evident from  what has lately  come to light that  .this belief was only.too well found-  id! The Premier is openly and with  ���������goad ahow of reason, accused of inca  ipacity by one who knows  well  the  inner workings of the cabinet.    Mr.:  &niMisgrttuag'ti*edof his   frort-  $������6o.   M*. Cotton   is   a-ecusjed   of  making" statements which are false-;  ���������jioodsl    Dr. McKechnie thinks  the  premier injudicious.     As   to   Mr..  jtfartin himself, even  his   warmest  Admirer's must admit he is so far a  iailu're. ' By His advice,' ill-advised.  legislation and   has   been   passed  through the House.    In  many ca-:  ,ses he has acted   in   an   arbitrary  ���������tna'ttner    altogether   uncalled   for.  seeming to consider himself the die-;  taibof'of British Columbia, to whose  decisions all men should b6w.  Although the Bussland banquet  was almost a humiliating affair for  the Province, it may prove a .blessing in disguise for B.C. if it serves  to remove from her cabinet councils, men who ought never to have  teen placed there. The Colonist,  which always takes a broad view of  public' 'questions,   gives     expres-  :sidn to ah opinion which will meet  <>��������� , . -i , -,-.        . ������������������ ..���������     <   .      <   .  ���������with 'ihe approbation ������f every  true  ���������w' ' ��������� "* '.:">'��������� ���������       .-'���������'        '  British Columbian:  J'..**' ���������-.-'., ^ -.   - ���������    ���������   ���������.  "Vlt desires to aid in   placing   ki  (power 'a' government which by the  ability arid' personal standing of  its' "member's 4'nd by the comprehensive nature of, -its policy will' be in  ������' jposltiqn to 'act independently;  rcb''air^^ues^ons; a government *  which Will be in a pdsitioB to 'in-  Bi&t'af necessary upon* the proper  treatmenti of the Province' at -the  hands of toe federal administration  ind ai the same" time ' be ' able to  ;urge c4r claims' with'some prospect  of success���������in short, a British Col-  nmbia government, which will conscientiously devote itself to the advancement'-of the interests 'of   our  Imperial Province."." "  j        .-.>    ��������� ���������   ������������������.���������������������������   ..'  1 n  Measles in town.  ���������    The.Amphion sailed Wednesday.  Mrs. Ryder   returned   home   on  Wednesday.  Lacrosse is   getting-populaa in  town.  We regret to learn Mr. S. J. Cliffe  of Comox is seriously ill.  Mr. Chas.  Lowe left by last Friday's steamer for Vancouver.  G. H. Hall, of Piercy & Co. was  in town this week. ��������� c  Miss Nicholl  has returned from  an extended visit to New York.  J. H. Henisworth, representing  the Wilson Bros. Victoria is in town.  Messrs. Grant & Mounce's sawmill is shut down for a short time,  i i,   i -'   * * *  Mrs., J. B. McLean has taken  rooms at Courtenay for a month or  so.  It is reported that Mr. Clffe is a-  bout to erect a machine shop in  Comox.  Rev. J. A. Durand will .hold service at Cumberland on Sunday at  11 a. m.  The plant of the old saw-mill has  ���������been taken to pieces ready to ship  to Texada.  Mr. C. H. Tarbell ��������� has ordered  from Preston, Ont. desks for two  rooms in the new school.  Miss Cathcart, formerly teacher of  Comox school, is visiting Mr. and,  Mrs. Robb at Comox.  Friends of Mrs. R.B.Anderson will  be pleased to learn she is enjoying  a pleasant visit in the east.  W. F* Edmonds representing the  Jno. Tobin & Co. registered at the  Cumberland Thursday.  Mr. T. D. McLean arrived in Cum-  Wednesday. His many friends  will be glad to hear he intends remaining.  Mr. Alex. Grant, Miss May Grant  and Miss Sadie Grant left by the  Thistle for Nanaimo on Friday  morning.  Jean Baptiste Colas has petitioned the French legislature to reduce  the week to five days and let every  fifth day be Sunday.  T. D. McLean 6th and Westminster Avenues has sold out his news  and stationary business to Mrs.  Nicholls. He will return to Union.  ���������Advocate.  A new traveling library has put  in its appearance after being agitated for since 4 months. Books  may now be had at The News office.  T    Y  ]���������     Sole Agents  WAVHLTON CASH REGISTER  FIRE  PROOF SAFES  RAYMONDSEWING MACHINES  and PRATT'S WALL PAPERS  1  WANTED���������To form a ctU\sB fori  shorthand. Latest im.projved Pitr^  man system. Apply *t New^]  Office.-  Notice.  Finest Equipped Bicycle Repair Shop in the  ProfincB.  Send for prices & Estimates  L  OLD POST OFFICE,   VICTORIA. ]  I have, on this day, 13th of July,]  sold out my undertaking   business!  to Mr. Thos. Edwards, of Cumber^  land, who will conduct th������ business  in the old stand for the present.    {���������  Alex. Grant.  Cumberland, July 15th, 1899.  There -is no one in the world ready  ���������to cot,fess  that "their influence  by  .-any possibility could be bad.  av, . . ��������� ���������       Mrs Broderic of Hamilton Street  sisier of Dr. Rob. Lawronce, returned from Harrison Hot Springs last  Tnursday mnch improved in health.  ���������Advocate.  We have received a special 12  page aiumber of the Nelson Miner.  It is devoted to a description of  Nelson and the Kootenay, is profusely illustrated with good cuts  and is very interesting to the general reader.  The (celebrated Irish jaunting car  was a jpassenger for Victoria on yes  terday's'boat. It will be late for  the 4th of July in Seattle, but will  probably be used by some venturesome Victorians to make the journey to Paris a la Xora.  The Strawberry Social and concert at the Agricultural Hffjl,  Courtenay, was a great,-success.  There was a very good prograrnme.  We .noticed a large number of people  from Union. The hall was ful| to  the door. A good many could qh|y  obtain standing room. Quite a  number of officers" and' sailors took  part in the programme.  James Fletcher L. L. D., F. R. S,  C, F. L. S., Entomologist and ������o{:  anist, Dom. Gov. Central Farm,' Ottawa, will address the Farmer's-Institute on the coming of July 27th.  It is to-be hoped so highly a gifted'  gentlemen,will be met by all of the  farmers and their wives and children and make the best of such an  opportunity , as seldom ' happens.  The gentleman's ability, experieme,  and readiness to give such ad^ee  ja.proverbial.-  NOVA SCOTIA NOTES.  Crops are  reported   'good   in   G.   IB.  county, and, the yield of hay is  expected  to be heavy.  A. E. Hobocker,of Halifax, will erect  a handsome residence in that city of Bras  d'Or Marble.  Sir Charles Tupper has wired the Dominion Coal Co., one hundred dollars for  the relief of sufferers from the explosion.  Sydney had a summer carnival on the  nth, 13th and i4th of July. British,  French, and Amencan warships took a  part. The celepration was successful.  The DomimonCoalCo. and the Iron ajad  Steei companies will amalgamate rjext  January. The latter company absorbs  the former. It has obtained a 99 year  lease of the property of the D. C. Co.  The Cape Breton  iron  works   are  no  longer a mere matter of conjecture;  they  are now as eertain as most things humau  can pe of becoming an accomplished fa<t.  The site is definitely located at Sydney.  The plan of the   ground,   covering   400  acres, has been filed, and a poarid of thre.  arbitrators, one appointed  by   the   com  pany, one by the majority of the  owners,  and one'by the Supreme   Court of  Nova  Scotia, will fix the compensation   to be  pa.d for the lands.    It is said���������with what  truth we kuow not���������that the works will in  a few years employ 5000   mew ��������� which  which will mean  an   addition   wi^iji   a  short time of at least 15'ooo to   the   population of Sydney.    The contract for  the  erection of the furnaces, which are to be  completed within seventeen months,  has  been let to the  Riter   Connolly   Co.,   of  Pittsburg, and it is said the price is about  $2,200,000.  "' The stock and bonds of the  compauy have, it is reported,  been   sub-  scrideb two or three times   over.      The  directors', it   is   understood,  are   H. M.  Whitney, F.  Dimick, and   Almerk   H.  Paget,"of Boston;   Sir W. C. Van Home,  R. B. Angus, James Ross, and  Robt McKay, of Montreal; Aon.   Geo.   Cox   and  Elias Rogers, of f orputo; Hon.   D.  Mc-  Keen, Michael' Dawyer, B.    F.   Pearson  W. B. Ross, of Halifax.  otm cx.tr B SHOOT.  The Cumberland Gun Club held their  shoot on July 7th 1899, on the grounds  down by the switch, sixteen members  took part; the following is the"score:������������������  HANDICAP.  2 R. Coe b  0 0 0 0 10 10 1 1���������6  6 J. Richardson  101000000 0-8  5 J. Ijtoibury .  0 0 0 0 10 0 10 1���������8  2 Chris. Ganner  0000000 0 0 1���������3  M. Coe -  101010011 1���������6  4 Q.'H. F^chner  OOOOqIOOO 0���������5  24 C. Grant.  110 0 1 10 1 0 0���������74  ������  i  24 F. Jaynes���������--  110001110 1���������8$  Z\ -H. S. Mounoe  0 10 1010 0 1 1���������84  1 T. Horn '    ������������ ".      __-.?.--'  0 f 0 0 0 0 d b 0 0���������2  2 L. Coe  011001100 1���������7  1 F. Parks  1110 0 1110 1���������7  VV\ Hayman  000010010 0���������2  D. Henderson  1011O00 0 1 1���������5  H. Mounce .  10 110' ���������3  T. Whyte  0000 0���������0  STRAIGHT SHOOT.  0 0 0 0 0���������0  10 11 0���������3  10 10 0-2  0 0 0 0 0���������0  12TH OF JULY CELEBRATION,.  L. O. L. No. 1676, celebrated th,<  12th with a parade in regalia an<  a picnic at -McCutcheon's poin]  Owing probably td the very hoj  weather the number takiug in thj  holiday wae not largej but % mot  enjoyabletime was spent. , Stagtj  decorated with the Union Jack anj  orange colors carried the picnickej  down, and in the evening there wt  a dince at Courtenay. r ^ ,  Elsewhere we publish a synopsii  the sermou delivered to the Oranj  men by Rev, W, C. Dodds in  Andrew's Church.   '  C. Grant  F. Jaynes  H. Mounce  O. H. Fechner  T. Homo  T. Whyte  W. Hayman  D. Henderson  F. Parks  M. Coe  0 110 0���������2  0 0 0 0 0���������0  1111 0���������4  0 110 1���������3  10 11 1���������5  1110 0���������3  PASSENGER LIST.  Per steamer Thistle,  Wednesdi^  July 12��������� G. Meston, C. F. Strauij  Miss Cathcart, McKelvey, Misi  ercy,   Miss Simpson,   W.( JP.  munds, A- Yonatisi, Stfeve Overst  R. Jerry, Mrs. Gourley, Mrs.   Gi  ham, E. Kelly,   Mm. Cardenas  S. McCulloch,   Mrs.. Parker,   Mj  Dee, Mies McKay,   Miss Moss,  Greener,   A.   Fraser'-������A.   Jacoi  Len  Piket; Ford, W.   Piercy, M]  Ryder,  Mrs, Rueeell,   D.   Rpgel  T.'D.  McLean, ' Miss   Nicholl^  Miss   Sm.ith,   Mrs.   Simpson,   |j  Holdenf J. Banohihi, B, J*comp,  Krosha,  W.   Sutton,     Mr.   Frt^  Callman, Mr. Portery, J. W.  P<|  kin, J. Hamerswortli,- G.  H.  Hp  HOTEL ARRIVALS.      *  Cumberland  Hotel: G. H. H^  J. H. Eenisworth, Victoria; W.  Edmonds Vancouver; Mr.'McIritol]  Shoal Bay.  Notice.  The Cumberland Gun Clnb held  their shoot on the 14th inst. on the  Switch grounds.   Ten members took  part; the following is the score:-���������  3 J. L. Roe  0 10 10 0 1 1 1 ,0,-9  3 G. Lippiatt  0 0 0 0 0 11 0 ������ 0-^5  4 O. H. Fechaer  111 0010 1 1 1-11  2 L. Coe  0 1 0 0 110 0 0 0���������f.  C. Grant  OO100000 \ 9���������2,  2 H. Mounce  0 11 0 1^11 0^1���������8  2 R.Coe  1110 0 10 0^1���������7  5 J. Richardson,  -     I 0 0 0 0 0 0 1. % 0���������7  2 W. Hayman  1 I 1 1 0 1 0 1 I 1���������10  -1 F. Park's  '     0 10 10 0 0,^0 1���������4  Applications will be received {jj  til the 20th inst., to fill the poaitjj  of matron at the hospital, and :^f  for the position of probatiojj  nurse. For further particulars, ;/J  ply to the President, Mr. Jas ������  brams or to the Secretary, J. Bl  nett.  I ftave  Received  BY DIRECT IMPOR;  ������  TATION, A CHOIci|  SELECTION OF     1  English and  Scotch Suitings]  Call and ExamiES.  A panther was seen dpwsi near Trent  River bridge last Sunday b# Chas, Grant,  Alex. Maxwell, and,' Rfibt. Abrams. |  Thev attempted to sho'ot^but could, uot^  get within proper range  p# jyum


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