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Array fi-WS.^  NINTH YEAR.  "CUMBERLAND, B. ,C. 'WEDNESDAY; JULY 17,^901.  - '   >  '������k%  %i   Comox, Orearpery  m  Ik.  Hi;  'it r y  For Sale at the  >  1  ��������������� * Mips^Maudie Taylor left Sunday  Jfor England;   suddenly.    , Though'  \   <   ' " , /   ' 7".}'  her departure was said to h ave teen  ���������in  contemplation for 'some   time,  - ^    '    ,.        * j    ..    .  -unforseen events hastened  her' de-  parture. ���������      - ;   -,   '  Fishermen  ' *���������   * *.  sf < 1 r  L ; .  I     ".J  ���������m  t      t   ^     P r    rr O" KB    W   ^  j'- ./'JeV< >7' /...������ "*' * ,"���������{       < '  -1   ?j     (..,<���������   ._C,j������ |  J- s  I  4:'  1: r  STRIKE AT ROSSIiAtfD.  ������������������  1 .       /        V "i'  1     RossWnd, July ll^fAll the min-  , ers" employed   by y the . R^ssland  Great Western mines' are on  strike  ' '        .v. , '  today." The total number   of .men  affected isabout 900." . The miners'  union has called out-'the crews 'of.  .the War Eagle and.Centre Star,'to-  take effect.tomorrow .morning at 7,,  ��������� when. the day  shift's goes; to' jwork!'  This" will-add -300 "tb'.Jthe '��������� listj of  .idle"menf,! ' "-   ' * "**J^ * .'.U*-t 1'  "Several Jof the smaller, ininesliave'  is' \������ Vi.,-^j  i>       ',��������� y-- -^ ,J,% Tin* "t- "'  ^conceded to the demands for*;an"ad-  Are Arming  * * Vancouver, July - 10th���������pA -, state-  ,-ment sigrietr by Frank   Rogers,   a,  ' member of  the1 executive " of   the  Grand Lodge of, -Fishermen's Unions of British Columbia,' now on'  strike  against, the/, banners,   was    who availed themselves of the op  immediately/ The case is causing  great excitement. -    r /       ^  ; The fish are running better, some  .catches reaching 24 "and 25.'   a   ~   '  ���������:���������B -;'      ., . i  L. O. L. EXOTJBSION.    .  The Orangeman's excursion' to  Vancouver on July 11th tc 12jih, by  "City of Nanaimo" was most" buc-  h '  cesiful, and gave   pleasure   to   all  published today'as'follows  "Reliable ihformation ' has been ,  brought to us .that some of the can-  ners have'advanced money for the  Japs to .purchase rifles' and rev'ol-  yers. Theycsaid that the canners  have ordered the Japs" when' they  shoot;they^must'shoot to HU'.1 The  portunity to visit Vancouver", at a  cheap rate.., The steamer left TJn-  "ion wharf at 7 p.m   on   the   11th,  with about 140 passengers.    ArrivH    >'  ed at Nanaimo at 12:30.    Leaving l  that city at 1 a.m. of the 12th, eh������  arrived at Vancouver at I5,1 loaded *       ������������  ,to her utmost capacity,* being filled    "  ���������������* ��������� "i  -1     /     .    f\,  \.i'\^ ���������     t.,.;,"  *j  f^Xhe situation, hasbbeer>^i������wi(thquti^,  'incident yet a^d^j^irlyj^jg^ ���������  spirit;*prevails  among? the/.parties"  (���������interested. ���������������. Business ,-.men?. and  otheis are cLeVotiirig^every 'effort' to .  bringing about1 an arrangement jbSe-  "'tween the miners' arfd!/mine mana-.'  gers.<a'vspecial seesion.of. the aboard  -of^trade.taking>.place/llomghr' for  -;this,p"urp ise:\i*" T^^ot-^ferr^- ^i^-'  i' Trail/ JuIviai-^Ttie-Trail smelt^  Uossland: strike ^.-arilvcwill -"close  &OWEivj^ir;%the������^polk)eii' furnaces;  1  'fj n  ,i    c������  R>. B* '."Write"faipricel^and j^^^6^i8^^'^������ww, 5Q3.^^-^A^fe'- ^%^i%fc>Uf^^y8. r<*SC&^teae*S  ' ' ^-;^5 to".Vr7:,>Bfu- V������^>i>'^   '������������������������������������^ r^.',^B      > operation^ ho long as-'t sufficient a ore ' ln   the,r   btl  ^__v_^v- .., ,   .       ^rzr-^r=y ~ There was considerable^ disappoint-'  ,iment felt at Trail , wheri   it   was  * learned th'atJstrikers -had1 prevent-  ediTthe-loading of Le~ Roi, ore   for  Trail.    This ore had already- been  mined and was lying.-on the-.dump  govern themselves accordingly." * i  AYoiir jrcoriesporident Ranked" the 5  secretary,of .the Fraser River Can-  riery Association, Mr1 Burdis.lf this,  -v ,r        l'" - ^    <   *' ��������� ' ������������������. > . ? -; >  .statement of Mr Rogers, was, correct,  aiid 'Mr. Burtiis stated) that.- no ixid-"~  hey had been advanced for fireaims,1;  x'"ir*,-,- - ' ������. r - -r*, -,.- : f v.    ,*���������,<.   ;. C  .although,the Japs had |ihade,~re-i>  ^peated requests to be'' given" moneyl  ���������*<tp"5 purchase   wea pons-1 to r defend  ; themselves against the rpis'sible at-"  ,r tack of strikers on the Fraser river.  >-Vt: M r-Farrell,' a member of the coin-  mittee, gave the statement in on-;  ; qualified denial.     Mr Fan-ell etat-  (-. rv*- 'rii:, ^.'j*;,  '1/   r.'  took place later, and in which over  "���������(>'  ed that many of the Japs, m ask  1 ing for advances of money, had put  2,^.walied.\Jbunnigthetwo^     T^i t?!]  most royally by the' VancouveiBBte.  A fine program of sports conUiMBV -'      ^ *-.^ ���������'< 1  ed to the'pleasure'oil Saturday; Ootir   ; .   ' < ���������"''���������'��������� I  "^ "' '  "    x J'        .      *"  Sf\  V1  ���������*        Many* new    patterns , of  .' Fine Goods in ,*       *      ^  ' CARPETS,- . RUGS,  ,ART SQUARES/      '   -     ���������  '  LACE   CURTAINS,,  MUSUN'^ART   DRAPING  MATERIALS-.  Our -SuperI)' Catalogue, > ������  containing 1,000 Illustrations 4(j  'all priced, mailed free , on ap-, 0  ^ plication.     It will  surely in-- Sj  ter est you-s'     ',, ^ ������ '  WE 1LER; BROS.,  1  '������������������1  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  VICTORIA, B.C. fcj  1 *-"��������� ' r\  NEW ^TO  CONSISTING OF-  ������  V'  Crockery ware, Chamber Sets,  \   -    I  -Cups and Saucers, Glass ware,  Lamps, Water and Lemonade Sets  * *      ���������       *  >  JUST OPENED UP at-  ii..*-i    \:  \  and would have   aided" in .keeping,  the Trail plant in  operation.   . As  an illustration, of the general  effect  of tqe action upon the part   of1 the  leaders of the  Western Federation  ti  , of Miners, besides causing the lay-  ing off, perhaps, of > hall' the������, em-  ployees at Tr������il, ther"smelter is  compelled to practically stop , its  coal, coke and limestone shipments,  which in turn will re?ult in laying  off numerous men in the coal aiid  lime properties and also compel  the'railwav to reduce the number  of their crews   u   The strawberry   and    ice-cream  festival held on Thursday the ILth,  was a decided success.    It  was   arranged by the children of  Trinity  Church Guild, assisted by some of  the ladies ot the congregation.    The  hall wa? tastefully decorated with  beautiful- -flowers;    and   delicious  strawberries and indisputable cream  were served unstintedly.    The programme was an'impromptu   affair.  The  Misses Bate   of   Cumberland  and Miss Bate of Nanaimo, delighting the audience with piano  selections and .songs.       .Miss   Minnie  Horbury also sang a pleasing little  ditty.    It is to be regretted that the  attendance was smaller   than   on  former occasions, owing  to several  other   entertainments   being  held  the same evening.  out, although the Japs had urged  they wished the rifles and amniu-  nition to use in case of self defence.  Subsequently Mr- Rogers telephoned to a,.local .paper that the  white fishermen would be armed  .just the same as the,Japs.  A member of the canners* committee, in reply to this remark of,  Mr Rogers, stated that the canners  knew for a fact that the men in the  patrol. boats manned by white  strikers, had been armed when they  were patrolling the river in an attempt to drive back the Japs.  Members of ,the canners' executive say that the statement made to  newspapers, that the committee are  favorable to a suggestion made by  Government Labor. Commissioner  Bremner, as tc a possible way of  settling the strike, is incorrect; that  they have had no suggestion before  them, and would make no further  proposals to the fishermen.  Vancouver, July 11���������(1 a m.)���������  The latest reports from the Fraser  are that all is quiet on the river.���������  Victoria Times.  Vancouver, July 11���������The magistrates today opened the hearing of  a case of intimidation of two Jap  fishers near Port G:ey on Wednesday night, by a white man and five  Chinese. The Japs were out fishing about 8:30 p.m., and were  stopped at the point of a revolver,  and compelled to stop fishing- The  Japs were accompanied by D.  Campbell and G. J. Johnston, provincial officers, and arrests followed  rninatiou of their venture.  A BECORD AIDS.  Mr Robert Gibson, Mrs McNeill-/;  and Miss J. White, all of Cumber- -  land,   performed -.the   remarkable  feat of riding from   that   place   ta  Nanaimor yesterday   on -their  bi������  cycle*.   The   party  left  Cumber-"  land at 5:15 a.m., and 'arrived   in  town at 4 p.m.,   thus   taking, less,  than ten hours for the journey   of '  73 miles, a large portion of   which   <  I - '       V"V       "i  was over a very bad roap. Tfre^  ladies felt pretty tired after the  trip, and the gentlemen of the pari v  confessed to a slight weariness. Thflt  time is believed to be a record, ai  least so far as the ladie3 are con*  cerned for that particular road.���������,  Herald.  The Herald has made a little  mistake. It should have said Mrs  W. Whyte, and Miss McNeill.  ���������*'" .^1  A CARD.  This to let the public know that  we do not blame Mrs Harris of  Cumberland, for milking our cojr  in her yard on the 9th inst.  GEO. GRIEVE.  -V  CLOSED   DOWM.  Van Anda Vines 01} tyxeda Temporarily :Ceas������ Work.  Vancouver, July 8���������(Special}���������  The Van Anda mines -have been  temporarily closed and the  miueis  are discharged. ������  DANCING  ON  LIVE  coals:  r  O'*,0,������'O***0'e,0,*>'  V  SAVAGE CEIiE-  3T  MONIES AMONG  ^  THE MESA  ^*  GRANDE INDIANS  How would you like to dance on, living coals of fire with your tare feet?  That   is   what   tlie   Mesa .Grandok%.u,  dinris  of San. Diego  county  do/,when # theTfire by his wife,  they have'one of their fire dances���������a     citem-ent'put live cor  not infrequent1, occurrence.   .Bu^'these  lire dances will soon be a thin?'of the  -past,' for it is only the old Indians that'  now   take" part,  the 'younger  genera-  v-t  >"c" '  '<������ w:  I'"f.-?J-  A''-'y   J*  N  iMkSA'ClJA.VDK KliJK OA.VCK  , ,^      , -"';\**tiofl. 'with'.their'store-.clotlu's.   short  . 'T:?    ::'',*"*.,������/-j hairvand*lialf virilized, manners, being  :,.?v{  ���������;   -*       ' ^ontenjt .to^'be   interested-'spectators.'  '"!'' '    '"   'The1 singular _c"e re monies will undo'iibt-,'  '/'*   v- -���������=-- odly pass awaj' ^\ ith  the old  mem of  -\4^' <-;.������. ,.      the camp. / -"  ... *    __ The most recent of these strange and'  ���������'   //}���������"' '  peculiar dances was  hc-ld  only :n] fe.w,  ^'    < ni-qhts ago, says the'Xaii Francisco Examiner.    It was in "connection with tlie  '-"  ��������� 'death* of a  prominent   young   Indian,  .1       Jose. Clayto. who passed to tbe happy  '.    _ hunting' grounds  one  year  ago.     Big  ."-"'    ^ceremonies attended his death at that  ., ,-,, tun p.   and   tliey   were   continued   this  year.   .The full significance-of the core-  .'.rilony 'is' not understood by those not  '. -     thoroughly , initialed   mto   the   tuyste-  '":   ries of Mesa Grand6 Indian lore, but it  '.   .4s. .weird rfnd uncanny enough to"sat-  p.,     isfy the most fastidious-*taste.  ' V  .7VThe" time is 9 o'clock at,night in the  1  <-( _ large;(court  or   square   of   the   fiesta  ''grounds.,  lA'<big fire of oak logs lights  *.. . up;the faces of a hundred Indians, the  women   squatting by  themselves,  the  "men standing/and all as silent and ex-  - ^ " pe.ctant, as, if some dire tragedy   ivere  s about to be enacted.  ''���������'���������'" --Koon'"two Indians emerge  from  the  i������('   ,.deep.( mysterious, shadows of tbe raniu-  das. .about 20 yards distant, aud slowlj  "> /'.'approach in.'ga, "stooping posture, utter-  ,... ing strange, guttural sounds.   They are  naked "to  the   waist  aud   are   painted  r. "-v hideously -.with  white  paste or chalk  ^ ��������� They   wear   a   line   of   eagle   plumes  "'"' ' draped* gracefully from   the,shoulders  '    .to the waist and have a headdress of  fluffy   owl   feathers."    They ' do-ce-do  about"the circle once or twice with peculiar antics and  then  retire,  uttering  the; strange sounds.  Soon a solitary Indian comes out. ut-  _:    tening the same strange cry, circles the  fire and also retires.    Then comes the  grand entree.     From out of the dark-  i ness emerges a  band of about  l."> lu-  ������������������- Ulinns., crawling slowly  on   hands and  .knees"   uttering queer, sounds  in   their  J*throats.    The,y are nude  to the wa'ist.  ail   daubed  and   streaked   with   white.  a.h<]r'wear feat hers-in-their hair.   .Walking Jahend:.'"of". the crawling procession  are two  or  three   Indians,  apparently  herding, the crawling  creatures  back,  to keep tliem from 'going too fast, like  cowboys.-in front of a  band of cattle.  As they crawl past the. lire one or two  %ry to roll into the blaze, but aro herded, back>   '".-������������������''���������     ;-..������������������'.  .At last the band comes to a halt and  is finally soothed into quietness by the  ���������.herders.using their plumes and sprinkling medicine on the kneeling figures.'  For' some moments not a sound is  heard except the low chantinc of the  squaws. The dancing begins and gradually increases in - vehemence as the  chanting grows louder and wilder.  This is kept up for an hour or two. until the men are reeking with perspiration and tbe white designs on their  brown skins are sadly marred. Meanwhile logs have been heaped on the  fire until it lights up the inclosure like  day. The dancing is now varied by the  squaws joining in arid all dancing and  siniring'around the fire.      >  After half an hour of this the women  withdraw, and the men. led by old So-  inine with' bis medicine rattle, circle  "������������������ihmI ' o fevv times, chanting-their  wild songs. Suddenly, with deep grunts  and guttural sounds, all sit down and  shovo their feet'into the fire,, kicking  the glowing coals and scattering them  about the place. Then, remarkable aa  it may sound,' they dance on these  coals until they are extinguished, then  fall on their knees, fighting the fire  vvitli their hands, in a perfect frenzy,  slapping it; pounding it, putting dirt on  it until it is entirely put out.  One big Indian, whose,frenzy is getting the better of him, is hauled out of  Some in their ex-  te'm-ehf'put live coals in their mouths  and chew them up.   The medicine man  Ms supposed to prevent them from getting burned.   .Persons' who'have seen  the dances are of the opinion that the  'old Indians dance until their'feet are  perfectly-numb; that it does not hurt  thein to dance qn the fieryJcoals,1 although many'times1 the odor of;burned  skin permeates the air. ,  A fire dance was held a cfew days  'previous "'to ''this   one   at r the   Mesa  Grande fiesta.    Not oulyu was there a  fire dance, but also, a feather dance, a  wildcat dance'and other queer ceremonies.    This fiesta is <ene of the'events  of.the'year with the'Indians, so they  All came with their, household goods,  their horses and their dogs, especially  the dogs.    A fiestaowould not; amount  to   much .unless ' there> were   two   or  three^ flat ^chested,  razor backed dogs  ��������� to" each, Indian.  , The fiesta ,was counted quite a success j frbm *" nearly  all standpoints ��������� in  <"point" of - numbers.' in  the  amount  of  gambling and horse racing indulged in,  'in the*enthusiasm produced by the ceremonial dances of the old Indians, especially the graceful tat'ahuila, dance,  ancbfinally in th'e'.number of white peo-'  pie who' came out of curiosity to wit-4  ness'the performances'.''The' fiesta last-  ,ed a-week." A' few families^would^lcave  daily, as'their funds became exhausted  rn'ritil'finally all had gone-back' to "their.  seyeraLvillages to,-thrash aMittle more  grain or cut some more^'-wopd to ;pro-.  cure*'a'little more money to'squander  /it the  next '.fiesta.1  which Js^ to .take"  place at a neighboring rancheria.  -These fiestas, stretching"through six  months-o������ the year.1 are a great source  ot poverty among '/the Indians. '-Most  of-the hard'earned" money of the red-  Kkii-.s   vanishes  at-these  celebrations,  and they", go home Xvitti- empty purses,  , sometimes  with empty stomachs  and  very often in a* state of intoxication.  it and went to eject her. The cat objected and scratched his hand.' where-  upon he withdiew to think it over.  That high chair was of the dislocating  kind that can become a low easy chair  by pulling a handle. Two-year-old  walked round rhe table, came up behind pussy's strategic position, pulled  that handle and brought the whole fortification down like thunder. -"That cat  made a' leap such as could only buve  been inspired ly a conviction of the  approaching end of all things, 'and  young humanity had established forever the "dominion" given him in Genesis over the "beast ot the field."  A MOTHER'S INSTINCT  SHE   WHO    HAS' IT   DOESN'T    NEED  HELP  FROM CONGRESSES.  WnntVc! to Be Snfe. o  We were spending the wiuter in old  Fortress Monroe, and., the small boy of  the family had been cautioned repeatedly not to drink any water that had  not been boiled, as it was not safe.  One day, when something had gone  wrong and he was crying bitterly, his.  mother called cheerily to him: "Ken  neth. do you know rhat^,your tears art  salt? Catch the next one and taste it."  Stopping Ins sobs for a moment/ he  wailed lorth in tlie most dismal tones  "Oh. no: ci'm 'rrnid to. it hasn't been  boiled."���������is'ew England Magazine.  / ' An Abbreviation.  A colonel of a British' regiment In  South Africa who was repairing a railroad after one of General De Wet's  ,,rnany breakages discovered a fine emp  ty'house, which he proceeded to occupy as headquarters.     ������ r    ,,  When the hews^ of .the colonel's comfortable quarters' reached Bloemfon-  teln, he received a telegram which  read:- ^      t   "    '   v "       ,  ' ,",G- T/M: wants house."  ,"Th'e colonel was unable, to make put  what "G. T. M." meant and inquired  of officers, who translated it "general  traffic manager." > ;^, ��������� ' ',  , 'VAU right,': said the'coldrielir "If he  cair use hieroglyphics", Jso can" I."  So fie wired back:   ,   * '       *  "G. T. M. can'G/T.H."  ,Two days later he received, a dis->  patch from Bloemfontein ordering him  to attend'a board of inquiry. On appearing in-due course he was asked  what he meant by sending-such an in-,  suiting message to a superior officer.  "Insulting?" repeated -the colonel, innocently.   "It was nothing of the kind."'  Sncb. a. Mother Is Hot Tied Down to  a System. In Rearing Her Children.  WnatDo We Recall When We Look  Bauk at Our Childhood?  If one judged from the mothers' congresses and the 'lectures, articles and  books on the subject of the rearing and  training of children, it would seem that  in no other era have women been so intent upon fulfilling properly ' the duties  of parenthood. It might be taken also  as a tacit confession, that the mother instinct is not inborn in every woman and  therefore that which does not come from  the heart must'be learned from books.  There is no intention here to disparage  such a movement. In some" quarters it  has been, overdone and has become accordingly ridiculous, but it has its uses  and has doubtless been productive ' of  good in awakening certain women, to.a  moi-e thoughtful1 view of their responsibilities. ,  .   The mere fact of bringing young into  the world  does not  bestow the  mother  instinct.   Many a childless wife,' many a  lonely   spinster,   has   the   true   mother  heart that may be lacking in the mother  of   ten   children.   ' Dumb   animals   even  .vary greatly in this respect.    There are  dogs and cats just as averse to the duties  of maternity as any frivolous fine lady.  One  hen will rear successfully rall the  chicks', she   has   brought1  off   the   nest,  while another in the same flock will lose  her   whole'' brood   successively,! by   carelessness   and'' neglect    'One   topknoted  denizen of ther poultry yard,.afforded a  curious   study   to   the   observant  ,itShe  was   completely   wanting   in   that   protective instinct toward' her young' which  ,is usually t so" strongly developed  in'the*  hen.    She had always a preoccupied and  fluttered air, ^as-jf there were' far, more  serious problems������_lo -be. solved than maternal  ones.   . If .she' scratched   for" her;  chicks,-it^ was, in  a > desultory and in'ef-'  fective way, and In the meantime they  went  astray,   became' entangled   ini the  long grass or fell into holes.'.  Sometimes,  as if in absence of mind, she would even  stand with a' claw planted' firmly on a  member of her 'brood  regardless  of" its  "peeps" and struggles,-meanwhile-.utter-  ing one of those  raucous soliloquies - to  which' hens'are ,-addicted: , Perhaps she^  was airing her theories .upon, 'the -proper,'  rearing of young chickens  \ "Buf what do you mean,',' demanded  I    A���������woman with the real mother instinct  his superior, "by telling me I can *G.     does  not'need  to  attend  mothers'-  _!_/"...������ ������ " L'rpssps or ljvtnpps or tn stiinv-books  T. H.?'V  ���������* "It,:was simply an abbreviation," replied^' the colonel���������"G." T. M.,'. (general  traffic manager) can G. T. H.' (get the  house)."- * , x . -'I    '>���������   'y, ,     " - /  ."     '-.  LEAVEN7->OF, CIVILIZATION'. ."  ,'f^o.TOj Benighted   Africans   Adopt,the  " .'"     'White Man's .Ways.        "    n      '"-  'The opening of the Uganda railway  running up from Mortfbasa on the east  coast of Africa into tlie' interior lias  suddenly brought the arts and amuse-1  ments of civilization into a region hitherto little visited by white men. At a  recent native religious holiday at,Morn>  basa the natives, who "probably bad  seen pictures of the Ferris > wheel in  -the illustrated papers sent'to the railroad men. resolved to make a wheel  for themselves 'of  the  same  pattern.  -?tf'j\v  .V.  ��������� 1  '*.���������������   '������;i>.-'j->l')t.-.  ���������J*������-r.  ,\n ���������> Tfc������ITobncco ,T������tc-  "Even^the ���������best  judges of  tobacco  can't always be-depended'on"," remarked.- a. dealer   to   a reporter recently.'  "Sometimes their taste (goes back on  -them, so to speak,' and remains blunted .for a0week at astretch.   One'of my  customers, for instance, is-a well to do  merchant, who is very particular about  his cigars and ,6ne of the few real connoisseurs  in   town.     When   he  is  in  good form, he can tell more about tobacco   on   a   superficial   examination  than anybody I know, with the single  exception of a dealer who has a big  reputation  as' an   expert.     About   a  month ago this gentleman began  to  complain 'about a  favorite  brand  of  very high  class cigars.    I  knew the  goods ;were all right and advised him  to buy something else for awhile.    He  finally began smoking a pipe and used'  a cheap cut plug that he declared was  the best smoke  he  ever tried.    One  day, all of a sudden, his taste returned, and he went back to the cigars.  At-present the bare smell of cut plug-  will make him sick.    Strange, isn't it?~  They tell me that the professional samplers of tobacco take a week off every  few   months   and   never   look   at   the  weed until they  return  to duty.    In  that way they  keep  in  condition."  AFRICAN FERRIS WHEEL.  How they succeeded is shown in the  picture. The wheel, whatever its defects may appear to be from an American or European viewpoint, was the  great success of the celebration, and  the natives are immensely proud of  their rapid development in engineering  skill.'  .  Did the Baby Reason?  The kindergartners say it is a growing opinion that it is near the age of 8  that the child begins to see the end to  be gained in contradistinction to something to be done, says James Champlin  Fernald in The Atlantic.  The assumption is not true of real  children. The present writer knew, for  instance, a little cherub of two years'  terrestrial experience who found the  cat in his hicrh chair after he had left  Tapioca.  This elegant and delicate starch )n  the produl't of a plant that is cultivated  very extensively  in the  Malay  peninsula, where its culture is almost  entirely in the hands of the Chinese.  The tubers of the plant (Manihot util-  isima),  which   weigh  on  an  average  from 10 to 25 pounds, are first scraped  and then carefully washed, after which  they are reduced to a pulp by being  passed between rollers.    This pulp is ,  carefully washed and shaken up with  abundance of water until the felcula  separates and passes through a very  fine sieve into a tub placed beneath.  The  flour  so  obtained  is   repeatedly  washed and then placed on mats and.  bleached by exposure to the sun and  air.    It Is finally converted into the  pearl tapioca  of commerce by  being'  placed in a crude shaped frame covered with canvas.   It is slightly moistened and subjected to a rotary motion,  by which means it is granulated.   It is  next dried in the sun and finally over  the fire in an iron pan greased with  vegetable tallow and is then ready for  the market.  Before and' After.  "So that young man who calls to see  you is an. actor, is he, Susan?"  "Vi^s, pa, and isn't he sweet? He appears before the footlights.'':  "Oh, he does, does be? Well, the nest  time he comes around here he'll disappear  sfter the foot lights if I don't miss him."  ���������^Philadelphia Bulletin.  congresses'or lectures or to study-books. ' \Ve,  'see her in the most simple and-natural  manner    possible     bringing    up" <good,  healthy," happy children -\^ho are to be  the bone and sinew'of the nation.1'-/If one  shouldask her upon what system she pro-  'ceeds, she could not1 tell,-for it is.all-u,done  instinctively.   But the truth ip^any^sys-  teni for the training of, children, must ber  a, very'elastic one'and vary'to suit tho  individual.  The-mother's sympathy-gives  her wisdom to deal with diveVse%teinpera-  ments and dispositions,v and-if 'there .is  anything in these alien to her own-nature  her love bridges the difference���������that love  which   follows  her  offspring  no' matter  how far they may go, so that ,her heart,  as Mine, deSevigne expressed it, is "always on the highroads."   If a child of  hers is crippled in mind or body, homely  of countenance, dull of wit or broken ,in  fortune, around that one is her affection  protectingly cast, because he needs it the  most.   Her heart is the unfailing refuge,  the sanctuary that cannot be violated, the  one place of all where even the erring and  the   defeated   will   not   be,  judged,'   but  loved.   And though  all r"the rest"_of "her  children may be happy, honoi-ed'and"successful,   l.er .love   is   forever  wandering-  away after the unfortunate who. has fail-'  ed and fallen short of'her teachings���������out  into the cold, through the. rain and snow,  over the dreary stretches of' the highway,  like a beseeching angel pleading with him  to turn homeward.   But. whether she is a  happy or unhappy, parent, her love is not,  like the passionate ;egbtism-of the animal,  limited only to her own. "For their sake,  her heart is tender toward all childhood,  and her pity embraces the little oneslwho  are orphaned  hnd. uncherished.   *    *   *  In one of Coleridge's poems he tells a  strange story about a woman -who set her  affections upon her daughter's suitor and  finally invoked a curse-upon them both  because  they' had   balked   her   passion.  Thenceforth    nothing/prospered     with  them. They were beset by misfortunes of  all kinds, the curse being so active because  A mother is a mother still.  The holiest thing alive.   -  The more modern view, however, la  that there is nothing holy in maternity  per se. It is the individual who ennobles  or degrades it, and the woman who shows  herself unworthy of motherhood is not to  be an object of honor simply because she  has brought forth children. There are  women, and mothers, who actually dislike  children, and, apart from these unpleasant paradoxes, some there are who love  their children accordingly as the latter  faiinister to their pride and vanity. The  jeleverest and handsomest are the favorites, because they; reflect glory upon the  self seeking parent, and the less creditable ones are pushed into corners and kept  in the shade as much, as possible. .This is  Jrather a man's than a woman's way of  loving, and yet there are families in  (which the tenderness comes all from, -the  paternal side, and the children are actually "mothered" by. the . father. Then  there are the mothers who in the pursu-.  ance of. some fixed idea thwart their  children, stunt their aspirations and prevent the gradual unfolding of their natures.  "Etre savant, e'est quelquechose," says  a French writer; "etre tres bon, e'est encore mieux"���������and one fancies that this  is true where mothers are concerned.  Does any child think more tenderly of his  mother because she has written a remarkable book, painted a fine picture or  excelled in music? Many a woman'has  made such efforts in art, spurred on by  the thought of her children, and in be  coming an artist she does not cease to be  a mother. Yet, after all, these are not  the things we recall' when .we look back  at childhood. What we do remember is  how our mother mended the garmenti^we  tore, healed our bruises, wiped away oux <  tears, was glad of our little pleasures,  sang us to sleep at evening and soothed ''  us Avhen we woke in the night crying  with the terror of bad dreams. Perhaps  the, woman who did'all this for us was  gifted and brilliant, but ,it is her goodness, the inexhaustible tenderness of her  mother love, that lives in memory and  fcnakes us homesick, even in old age, for  that unfailing solace which' elsewhere we  hare not found.���������New Orleans Times-^  Democrat. "' ' ��������� .  ,   Knew All Their Trick*. -    ���������  "Gentlemen," said Frederick <,;the  Great, "I am entirely dissatisfied with  the, cavalry. The regiments are com-,  pletely out of hand; there is no accuracy, no, order;' the'men ride like  tailors.' I beg that this may not occur  again and that each of you' will pay  more attention to his duty, but I know  how, things go on. -You think I am not  up to your dodges, but I know them all ti  and will recapitulate tliem.        ' ,  "When - the  season  for ridinj drill |  comes on,  the captain sends for ;the,  sergeant major and says: 'I have anJ  appointment this morning at .  Tell1 /J  the first lieutenant to take the rides.' j]  So  the/Sergeant  major   goes^to   the/  eeniorr subaltern < and 'gives   him' the '  message, and the latter'says:.'What!  The captain will be away?   Then I am  ������]  off hunting.   Tell the second lieutenant, $j  to take theinen!'c And,the second lieu-^/J  tenant,'who is'probably still _in bed,"'?  says: 'What, both of them away? Then,-  I will stay where bam., I was up tilJ\  3 this morning- at a" dance.    Teh\ the  cornet I am ill, and he must take: the <A  rides.'    Finally   the ^cornet' remarks: xI  'Look here, fsergeant y'major, * what Is'.'r  the good of my, standing'out there, in-<"���������']  'the cold?   Yotf know all about it much, J J  better "than 13/do.,   You go , and t'ake^  them,' and so "it goes, and what' must/if'  be"the end of]it all?   What can I hope;  to'v do with such .cavalry before the erifc  emy?"���������'^History'' of    Frederick    the.}.*1  ���������Great."    ���������     >������ I    '-      .     ".    "t    >���������r,  n  Br  Main  Strengrth.  Mr. - Jo wders^ looked gloomily"'at^th'e;'9  letter to which he had just painfully   I  affixed.uhis; signature and then, cast 'a -1  "dubious^glahce' at his wife.    ��������� ' '*  <^."Do you -want to,just run thisjjyer  before^rsend.it to son James?"^he/iif-^,  quired, and whenN Mrs.' Jowders shoolc '-1  heri headvhe, hastily; folded the sheet������������Jf  which bore the marks of hours of toil.  0A  and, thrust^ it into an. envelope, which-V/a  (he7sealed "with " trembling, expedition.^/!  'andtthes. leaned back in^his chair withal  'W air of; relief. ", '% ,5 ,~ J/ : "r'r'3V->T-1  :l ,"I was afeared "you'd want to read it,; M  arid then-most'likely 'twould be allrto*' ,'i  rely  do over again,, mother, like the' last  one," he-said, "but I'm'glad James'  wrote he>didn't mind a word misspelled here arid there. ��������� There's some things  I can do,sT>ut I never could seem 'taget- /|i  a "good purchase on the system, of spell-  " *''  ing, some way.  ill  "As I view it," continued Mr. Jow- v1  ders,   "there's   some   words   you/Van1' 1  spell by "the look's and some you"'can   ;i  spell by the sound.    Them I can-rnost 41  gen'ally.;-manage, but when you come" ^  to   spelling   by   jedgment   and   main  strength .my chances are ab"out as slim  as .they, make 'em." ' , .  ���������'���������'.   ' ,    -'    -"a  Verdi and Bismarck on Tltl'ep.r*   , "*"������  The composer Verdi was offered aY  title" of nobility by King Victor Emmanuel. It wras intended that he should  be created Marquis or Comte de Bus-  seto, after the estate upon which he  lived. The composer refused the offer .vj  energetically. He considered that Verdi  was somebody and that the Marquis de ||  Busseto would be nobody.  Even Bismarck was unable to parry  a blow of this character. When the  young emperor broke with hirri, he  conferred upon him the title of Duke  of Lauenbourg. Bismarck receivedkhe  parchment with tthis exclamation:  "A pretty name! It will be'handyrfor  traveling incognito." "-    '  . Some days after a parcel arrived at rjl  Varzin bearing tbe address "Mine, -la !ff  Duchesse de Lauenbourg."  Bismarck, to whom it was delivered;-'  being then at table, arose and,.offering-'  the letter to his wife, remarked'ironically:  "Duchess, enchanted to make your,  acquaintance!"  Where He Shone. ���������'���������,  A Thespian who spent several years \\  trying to get beyond "the carriage ifij  awaits milord" . station in first class  Broadway productions was induced by  his brother to join, him in the dairy,, ^  business in the,City of Mexico'.v.W:h|le..%  ,on a business trip to this cit^ Recently,;  buying new machinery" and appliances���������  for his prosperous Mexican creameries  he. met one of his former companions  who was still struggling for an oppoif- \|  tunity to "say lines." An exchange of ;jtl  confidences revealed the fact that, the h*  former actor was now making ,a >;snugv:pf  fortune in the milk business1/ 'a'ncl' '"bis/^;1  friend, the persevering player, remark-,  ed: "You're all right, Billy. You cbuldC  never have shone in a theatrical way,  but you are a star in a milky way."~ '  New York Sun.  Wlit'n the Dreamers '.Voire.    .  Cora���������Was. their .marriage,a surprise?  Lena���������.No: but everybody thinks it will  be.���������Smart Set. /, L
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A SUFFERER ; FOR. YEARS, THE
, r ' RESULT OF A FALL.
for
Iu HisVlVeakeiied    Conditiom  I.a    Grippe
Fustene.t Itself Upon Hini.and lirouglit
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'      ''    Mr." "William Silver "is  a well known
farmer living',near'. Hemford,  N. S.,
'   ' 'During 'his life he has.passed through
.. much sickness,    and   now,' thanks' to
' >   * Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,' he is again
- ���.     enjoying,' vigorous health.   ' To_ a re-
..porter who I'ecently interviewed , him
*Mr.   Silver 'said :    "I'am,now, in my
62nd year,"  and. I, may date the   be-
'   -   i ginning  off my.^trouble - to " my 'six-
> "   teenth year, -when I was thrown from
a  horse's  back   'and   had myj, spine
-'_'��� somewhat* injured.   This was always'
1 a weak spot.and it seemed to leave
me'  ..more    susceptible-  -;to       other
- 5��,   troubles   as'  it t grew worse as  I*' ad^
i  , .' yanced 'in  years.   'As. a farmer  I airways had to work hard, and often to
'  'expose myself* to inclement weather.'
~ v    ;My   back  trouble was "finally aggra-;
V     vated-by, indigestion; and as0-this af-'
v  '^fected my appetite, I was very much
��� ;ruV down.  .Finally a few years ago
-"'"''   1 was attacked with la'grippe, which
J\" developed' into iprieumonia.^-My fam-
'fj, '" ily, j doctor .succeeded 'in^conquering
'*. ,'r^his, trouble, .but - for*  six, months, I
�� ^ 'was not,able to leave the, house,;and
\ /^lall^that^he could do" for inel did. not
j!- v ^bring1* back 'my ��� strength., (^ Finally, I
��� ���_'-,-'"consulted'--, an other - doctor,, but with
��� - j-.nb, better,,lresult. -   Inr.faoi; before" I
,", stopped ""doctoring    f had   tried  four,
'^'-./different physicians and all-.the time
" >'  ^instead of < getting .better, I,was - grow-
Mr. T. S. Forrester of the   Fortune
Block Interviewed,by a Free  . '
' Press Reporter.     �� v
Dr.   SancheV   -'Oxydonor"    Scores
Another Victory-over
Disease,   r
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'   ing' weaker,.-.    Some eighteen months
, had now relapsed siiice my attack^ of
la  grippe,' -and    during that time"   I
," tWas not" able, to do any work'..'    My
.Vwhble' System:* seemed exhausted; and
- iny nerves' shattered.. On' fine'^days I
, would go out for va while,- but < of ten
('$I",'Would -become-so  weak and "dizzy
/that.I could scarcely get'back to,the
,  house.  '^One   day. a ''-neighbor" asked,
me ,"why 11 did noV ;try Dr:..Williams'
Pink "Pills.    M"'thought ..the advice
might be worth" taking, and I sent for
a half dozen'b'oxes .of uthe pills'.i    Be-'
i .p>��� \i~'f> \ 'fore 'they wereV gone there  was . no!
;^'^*5-\V-doubt T/had * found* a    medicine, that1
'jJ*'*tit--V; T?as ^helping me,r arid"I-got^.a "further-
jj^T^V .^supply..   I continued taking<the   pills'
Ji'.V'^'1"--. -fo^* About three months, and before J
l\��'**' �����"���"" Quit "using, them"i was feeling better
RiV't'H?^"' '/-and  stronger  than  I  had done    for
<i?~'   "^years.    Every' symptom of the weak-
*y,"     ness that had followed la grippe was
""" gone,  and my back rwhich;.had boxh-
ered me for^ so many years    was al-
- most ^as strong as in boyhood. I
,   have since  done many.a hard day's
work,      and been'   exposed    to    bad
weather, but without any evil effects,
and I can truly, say"   Dr.    Williams'
Pink, Pills  have restored me to vigorous manhood."
Dr.  Williams'  Pink Pills cure -such
, cases as the one noted above because
they create new, rich, red blood," thus
strengthening    weak    and    shattered
nerves. They do not purge and weak-
(   en like other medicines,   but strengthen from the first    dose  ' to the last.
" Sold by all dealers    in    medicine or
*sent post paid  at 50 cents a box or
^ six boxes lor S2.50 by addressing the
Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brockville,
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An apt quotation is sometimes better than an original remark.
MINARD'S LINIMENT Lumberman's Frieni
An expressman saj^s that old maids
are uncalled for packages.
,    Probably    the ��� best     housekeeping
plan is not to 'mortgage the house.
A peculiar affliction has affected tho
thousands of Virginia crows that
make their home at Arlington, and
which fly over Washington every
morning on their -way to the' feeding
grounds on the banks of the Potomac.  An eye disease has; broken out
_ among the birds and .blinded hundreds of thein. They" are unable to
search for  food arid  are starving to
- 4 death in large numbers. At the famous crow rookeries over at. Arlington, the poor feathered thing-? are
dying  by the hundreds.   The disease
Hearing that, Mr.<- T." S.  Forrester,
of this city, a resident    of - the   Fortune Block, had-recently made a marvellous ''recovery to' health after years
of suffering,     during which time'   he
h'ad  endured     tortures  and had  several times .been given up by medical
men  a's .being beyond hope,   a    Free
Press "representative called" upon him
to   obtain     particulars     of    the  case
which had battled medical skill,   r
' '"The    trouble from   which   1 was
suffering,"  said Mr.  Forrester,  '|was
the result of a gunshot wound which'
I received  during the American civil
"war.   The bullet entered my leg. This
caused an aneurism to form in J, the
groin, and also' caused 'a swelling for
the last;eightltyears,  and'about two'
years ago I 'had a "severe attack' of
grip,   and'also  had  a heart >trouble
known, as mitraljregurgitation', caused  through  an imperfect valve,    the
result-of a,vstrairi received in .wrestling.-;I had" a severe'cough after the'
attack : .of grip,'- and  "the, -strain.' of
that seemed to break' up the compen-
tion   'and -caused' dilatation '.of  the
hearty-which'is considered, incurable..
All treatment for  it is., merely'palliative and/there has never > been a^case
known '"where ."" compensation, J'once'
broken ' 'down t   lias been ."'taken.. up
again. -J One *6f' the  concomitants ','' of
dilatation Js* dropsy, "and dropsy -set
'in; - with   me !very badly.' My'body
was; swollen  sb~ bafclly that I - could
not   get into   a-suit of clothes..   -In
fact   1'could.   nbtJv:find a suit'^lafge"
enough in the city//1- was tapped'for
dropsy, and the accumulation of fluid;
was so rapid" that it ��� was - thought I
would have to be", tapped  again" ten
days 'later"   I  felt v very ��� uncomfortable,  but-did   not!' get tapped,   -but
found there w^as^no water in the cavity,  but  an effusion  under 'the skin.
Then'" my leg fbroke  out?   and- I sat
.with my, foot in a (Washbasin    for
five months^with  the fluid   'dripping
out, ^and it'"ran so. rapidly that my"
wife had to,'empty-,the basin twice a
day.,  The'    dropsical condition'^ was
alleviated,  and  then'ulceration   ^set
in% and. my <^ leg "was swollen Cand "ulcerated''' from'' thev toes ��� 'toi'the knees
andf'the calf .of, my leg measured 27
inches   round. * ',One ,ulcer  was   fiilly^
an inch.deep, ^ifobody expected   "me
to * g-et - better. "   Nothing �� seemed to'
benefit "the leg,  but after'a time/it
started" to heal a little,   and I went
out to  work,    but    soon came back.
In 1899,  two local physicians -> gave
me one month'to-live.   Subsequently
Dr. Devine told me I^harl not'   three"
weeks  on earth, and again later. on
he  said   one     evening - that 'I  would
not   see   daylight.    I   realized   myself
that I was pretty low at the  time.
I could not    lie     down   for  over    a
year,   nor  sit in  an  arm  chair,   but
sat  and   slept  in   a     straight-backed
chair,   with my headr resting 'on the
table.    I also    went to the hospital,
but  came   back  home    shortlyi after,
but was always afraid to lie in bed.
About  two months, ago a friend t   of
mine called  in  and  was  telling.  me
about   Oxydonor,'  and  told  me   of  a
case which it had benefited.    A    few-
days later he' brought one over,   and
from the ��time ,1   put.it    on the leg
commenced to look as if it were healing.   It is now healing very rapidly,"
and is greatly improved.   My general
condition and appetite is good,    and
all this has taken place since I commenced .putting on the 'Oxydonor.   I
suffered fearful  tortures with my leg.
The  irritation was  intense,   nnd 'one
night I felt like cutting it off,     and
would have done so had I '.hought I
could have lasted until I could have
had the^ stump dressed, as the    pain
would have' been less     than' Lhat    I
was then suffering.    I consider it incredible that a man could .suffer as I
have done and live through it, but I
have a wonderful vitality and power
of resistance.   I consider that my recovery   was a miracle and    was the
direct    work  of    God  in     answer to
prayer, but think that the Oxydonor
was the instrument  of His grace."
Mr. Forrester is a highly competent watchmaker and jeweler, and is
well known to the jewelry trade of
this city. He is a native .of Louisiana, but has lived .most of his life
in Atlanta, Georgia, until 1893,when
he came to the: Northwest. He is a
veteran    of   ' the. civil   war,     having
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RICHMOND HILL.
Eev. F. Elliott Frankly and Strongly,
^    Endorses Dodd's.Kidney  '
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The Great Kidney Remedy Inspires Grat-
itiule"\Vitt��reyrr It <io��js���Wo   Medictitt?
so Higlily Endorsed���What a  Minioter
- of the Gospel has to say About Dodd's
;    Kidney Pills'. -   " . ���    -'.-'   , '
��� Richmond Hill, ;May 20.���(Special)
���A sensation ;was;,-caused,-in-', this
township when'^it was reported "that
the.Rev.;F. Elliott(had 'published " a
strong letter'in the papers endorsing,
a, patent'','medicine.' . This^ happened
some little-time ago,- but the matter
has not been-forgotten.Vti'The" medi-'
cine' . in question' was '"''the i famous
Dodd's - Kidney^ Pills; and the 'Eev.', Mr?
Elliott sis still ;in receipt-of'frequent
enquiries about-^his - experience with"
them.    o i    '  '.-k   '.������__   '    -\    -   ^'.    ^^,
Tp^ a>'recent^'questioner who asked
him vabqut~ Dodd's ^{Kidney Pills,.': Mf.j
Elliott -was., quite /putspoken?.-      ,,   ./<
.   "I'.believe"'Dodd's' %Widney Pills to
bfeT,an excellent remedy,'/ .said���,he., "I
see no reason whatever why^ I should-
ndt recommend them;""jth"ey have help-4
ed,me, ^and.-I���,helieye^they^will help
others.. If )they, were not ^a\'strictly
honest,, meritorious,' reliable' cure" for
everything ^they, ..are, 4" claimed ':tot he, -
nothing would^be/more objectionable
��.r " further^from' my, thoughts   , than
for' me; to endorsef;them   to- anyone,
much< lessM'endrmy)name to)Vu printed
statement.' But as the "facts stand I
hold'by.tmy formet-,course/and shall
always^'- he '-'happy,/ tot   reconunend
Dodd'sjI^idneyrPills by- any means in
my-power.." ;,, \ :- _: z   4i - ��,$ .^ \
;$N.W>Y\4y* ni'o^'pajjojaa aa^i axjj,
Elliott'���'endorses. Dodd's'- Kidney,r Pills,-
was"'published��\in -'this  .paperr'some
timev,ago.- --It'-read'sfas/follows.:' t '.,,
i^-,"I feel it my-dutyn to* inform'" you"-
of'the'great benefit Ci "have 1 derived
"from using Dodd's Kidney-Pills'. 'Last
spring in\particular- when-,  suffering
froih Lame Back, tlie pain *- and w^eak-
ness   \was~so great ��� I, could" hardly
.turn or get out of ,bed:J Knowing it
all came from disordered kidneys,  I
began' to    use'  Dodd's ��� Kidney Pills
and" my pain and lameness soon disappeared.'   I consider  Dodd's  Kidney
Pills 'a good reliable - medicine ' for
the diseases for which1- they - arearecommended. '    -,
'-'When I hear people complain of
'Lame Back or Rheumatism, I always
say, 'Why 'don't ''you take. Dodd's
Kidney Pills.' -I wish to add' this
testimonial is entirely unsolicited and
only "good vwill to men' would induce me to allow my name fto be
published in this connection.���Rev. F.
Elliott."
A 'year ago there was a shipwreck
at St. Margaret's bay, England, and
the   life    line 'brought ,. sailor    after
sailor, to' shore,   amid   the  cheers   of
the resuers. , At last  only  the    captain, remained     on board/,The    line-
was ready, the signal-was given, and'
the  answering  jerk  did- _ not     come.
Again and'again, for a quarter of an
hour!  the question passed "along/the}
rope without    reply.   At    last wfl4'n^
hope was    nearly dead,    the-, signal']
came,"  and, the captain / was  hauled
dripping    ashore.   He {picked himself,
up," drew a small, wel/quivering dc^g
from his breast f pocket,   and.    set it
tenderly / dow.n^/Then " he     looked
round  and saijlSinVsimple apology :
"I couldn'Cfinf'^Sie':iittle brute anywhere !"   ^>'7-~\' '?*'�����     %   .     "'
A Perfect Liquid Dentifrice for'th��
Teeth ��n* Breath
a.   There never was, and'f never .wilb be^a
universal panacea, in one/remedy, for*all ilia,
.to which-., fleshy is heir-rthe ver3Knatur��cbfs
many curatives /being/ such .that iwere;ui��
germs-of other and .differently seated dieP
eases'rooted in the .system of the��� patient^
(^yhatSvould lelieve one ill m turn ,"woul*'dg-
gravato   the  other.    We  have, howe'ver", in
Quinine Wine,.when Obtainable in "a sonnd.
.unadulterated state, a remedy for many.and
grievous ills. ;By its -gradual*'and", judicious
use' the frailest7 "systems< are?led into convalescence and'htrength.by the influence which
..Quinine exerts en nature's own ,restoratives.
It relieves the drooping spirits of those with
wjiom a chronic*'state of morbid despondency and' lack>of'interest in life is a disease,
and, by tranquilizing 'the.nerTes', disposes to
sound' and .refreshing Bleep-^imparts vigor
to the', action of   the blood,'which,1 being
���timulated..-courses throughout^ the  veins,
strengthening - the Healthy, animal - functions
of-,the system, -thereby,making activity^
'necessary result^ strengthening" the, frame,
and giving life to the digestive organs, which
naturally demand -increased- -substance���re-
"snlt^ improved appetite.' Northrop'& Lyman,
of Toronto -have������ given ���fb the public iheir
superior Quinine Wine at the .usual rate, and,
gauged 'by*the;opinion-of "'scientists, thia
, wine approaches nearest .perfection of any in
, the market.   AH druggists sell it.'. ,
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'"Both, forms of Spzodont at the' Stores or hf
Mail; price, 256. each; Largo Sizes, together, 79a
''-   MAM.' * RWCKEki Now York
s.\i\
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���   -jslt is surprising how quickly horses ^.j
Tel^ni the bugle' calls., Once,'during^a' ^^~-
tbi^jible'night"storm1;  in< rfcamV,/pur."?_ I K ;^3\
horses ^were seized "with" such terror/"'" c~''^f^
that' those ofwnearly*, every battery, ��*:_^\j,j?r
broke loose and scattered about.- TheV \~ \Z~\'Qj$
next""'morning^ ther.e^ wasV-a��� wild)1 rush?"r,, V/^rt/^""'!
amoiig-the' .'artillerymen. *\to capture " ^'fr'-'fjffi*
the horses >1 But the^ horses"5 refuseii^tb Jh)��&$��&
be caught!j An" officer 'ordered:<a^bii-^" -'.'f.^k
gler- ^to give, the "feed calli" and'^the Q.^&J&'g
horses fronn every direction'' ''cameV^-J^t^SS
dashing in; and*, ��� the rush- was^.'so^j,.'--^
great .that it_ was with difficulty {.the "."'^ J^'^t
men'could get'out^of the ^ way J of" the ^'^/-j, '^
eager horses.-'/���From^'Horses'-in^War.'" ���\\^!-''%
,.'v,A-*fe|
,<c>"Weli begun is "half) done,", says the
proverb,' b'ut "you I,can't convince the
professional well1 digger that _such:Tis'
the1 case."        ^ Cf^ ?j%v;-; *   -~s".' $\:
DYSPEPSIA l'A^D/. INDIGESTIC^^.'
W.>Snow^ & ,Co.,--Syracuse,,'N.":XM^"me:1
Please send u3"tencgro8s'iof pllls'.'f .VVelia'
selling more of, Parmelee's Pills ^ttnn^any.]
other pill we keep."- > They have afgreac repu^.'
tation for-the" cure" of < Dyspepsia" and" Liver
Oomplaint."' Mr. ChaTies"A."Smithy Lindsay, writes:   "Parmeleejs Pills are an excellent medicine.   Mysister'has- been troubled
with'severe headache','but theseJpilld baye
cored her." ". ,--   ,.,s /\   V���- '\,        -' ,"
" The:devil's*master-piece is ardrunk--��-s'i^7-!x.#
ard's home. ,--'--        ''." ,   .     .-''"v-* >,'
i*   ,-���>���  -\, <-" " v >   j '        >      -{��      ;��,< .' -��' . ',)/.*pi
'-*i?~>-- ~        -- - ; .-- \:-  , ,.'..,-.>&i
Masters-John,     the^  newvi pair?, of  "���<*''  j*'^i
horses Vare.: wel1    matched", \ aren't V^ ~vW*i
they *"   "-    ���- ' ��� !��� -'i ".V ,. ' f ''- - -C
'Coachman.���^'M-yes//; they're ;?well,-7�� y^^
matched,''sir.'"O^ne's "willin,~"to'~work,,, -^$\t?<4$.
and't'other's willin' to_let'him."  "\\    ' ,-;. ^5
The-male mosquitoes'fdo* not5 bite,"'���-��'** \-^l
Always put off. 'JtiUv tomorrow .the
revenge you. could accomplish today.
Never put',- off " till tomorrow the
creditor you can, put off for 'thirty
days. '  -    ���   "��� �� '
mws \mm is usei by pnysiciaas.
The guava-ftree  bears   fruit i more /
more'months' in^the year than   -.any'
other semi-tropical "fruit.     ' ^'^:v    d.',
Alfred .A. .Taylor, of Margaree,says:
"One bottle of MINARD'S LINIMENT
cured a swelling in the gamble joint,
andt saved a horse worth $140.00.
Tlios.'W. Payne, of Bathxirst,-saved
the life of a valuable horse that the
vet. had given up with a few bottles
of MINARD'S LINIMENT.     -
Yan Kajdas, of ICrzeszonice,. in Bohemia, committed suicide by placing
a dynamite -cartridge in his mouth
and ' .exploding- it by jumping. Not
only his head, but also the 'whole
of his body, was blown to pieces.
, The great lung healer is found in that excellent medicine sold as Bickles' Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It Foothes and diminishes
the sensibility lof the membrane of-the
throat and air passives, and is a sovereign
remedy for all coughs, colds, hoarseness,
pain or soreneso in th'e chest, bronchitis, etc.
It has cured many when supposed to be far
advanced in consumption.
The artist's, work is  finished  when
he draws his last breath.
The weight of the transgressor
invariably light.
is
Ait for Miiiard's and tato no oilier,
A London paper says, that half a
dozen men of education and position
there were recently discussing the
comparative cost of royal and. rerjub-
licao institutions, when someone suggested Switzerland as a model of
economy. ,JNbt one man of the lot
could recall the name of the Swiss
president. The inquiry was extended
until 20 men had been consulted, including a cabinet minister, ,a peer
and three members of parliament.but
all were ignorant. Whitaker's almanac finally informed them that
Walther Hauser is the  man".
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664 Main Street, - WINNIPECt
/ Issuer of Marriage Xicenses ��� J "* ' - .
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Instruments, Dramij Uniform*, Bto. ��-
EVERY TOWN CAN HAVE A BAND.
Lowest prices erer quoted.   Fine catalogue
600 illustrations mailed free.   Writ* us far mjb "
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���>-3 Portage ave. SEWING MACHINE CO.
We are'Inneedof a  few reliable Agents
throughout the country to handle our
GASOLINE LAMPS AND SUPPLIES.
Good profit and quick sales.   For particu.
laib address
I'll IS INCANDESCENT GAS IAHP   Co.,
313 Main St., Winnipeg.
fought on the Confederate side, ��� ati$
has  studied medicine  and graduated:;
resembles the common cataract which   as  a,Physician.   The Free Press rep
w>
often-', attacks the human, eye. A
number of birds were found to have
a- skirilike covering  over the pupil. '
Many of the wrinkles on a woman's
face 'come..from-, trjang to smile when
she doesn't feel like it and much of
the red on a man's nose is from taking a "smile", too "-often when he
ought not to feel'like it.   . ���
"Anything new or fresh this morning?" a reporter csked in the police
station. '-."-.������
"Yes,'.'   said the sergeant.
"What is it?" asked the reporter,
whipping ��� out his note book.
"That paint you are leaning
.against." '''������'���
resentative who interviewed him
found-, him -heartily thankful for his
recovery, and he now has hopes of
being once again fully restored to
his former vigor and strength of
body.
Mr. W. T. Gibbins, .Grain Exchange,
Winnipeg, is representing Dr. Sanche
in the sale of Oxydonor.
Time, tide and' soda?water wait for
no man.  ���..'���;���...   * ;
If a, man's weak spots .were visible
you.would think.he��� had .the measles.
Keen MmiRD'S LMMENT in me House.
The wages of sin is paid in full
only when the'job is complete, but
lots of ' men draw something from
time to time on account.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local "applications, as they cannot reach the-
diseased portion of the ear. There"���>is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the ��� mucous lining of the
Eustachian tube. When this tube ge*3 inflamed you have a rumbling sound of imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed deafness
is the result, and unless the inflammation can
be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed.forever; nine cases out. of ten. are caused by ca-'
tarrb., which is nothing but an inflamed con*
dition of the mucous surfaces.   ���
We will gire One Hundred Dollnrs for' any
case of Deafness (caused by" catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars, free.   -. ' ���
F. J."CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
- Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall'a Family Pills are the best.
Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio, wr'tes:
I have been tiffl;cted for fome tini" with
Kidney and Liver Complaints, and find P��r-
.elee'sPiils the best medicine for these di-
_ ases. Tht se pills do, not cause pain or
griping, and should be u=eu when a cathartio
is required. They are Gelatine Odated, and
rollea.in tho flour of Licorice to preserve
their purity, and give them a pleasant, agree-,
able taste. ������'���������,'.' ���'.'���.���' -.;.''
���The individual who hates mankind
in general is a close student-* of . his
own nature;.   ,��� '....;''-J- '���'���''������ '^'���'.t<-' ���:'      .-;.-'
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Where  there's   a  will  there  is     always a lot of lawyers in, the wav.
Variety may be the    spice
but most men prefer cloves.
of life,
THE'' HORSE���noblest..of :> the' br^te.
creation'���when s'ufferihg '���.. from a chtiV
abrasion, or sore derives as much benefit
as its master in.a; like predicament, from
the healing, soothing action of BR.
THOMAS' EOIiEC'ILKIC OIL. Latne-S
ness, swelling of the neck, stiffhess" of the
joints, throat and lungs,   are Velioye'd by.
It. "" .-..���' .'��� '    ' :  ' -
Nations," like individuals, are powerful in the degree that' they command -the sympathies of their' neigli-
bors. -.-".'". - '
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Each !        I  '-  i <���������  ii   ,i  \r  1  i >  11  It  I)   '    '.���������%������.  ii   .'        i  l<    '���������   "  *, r  |J  I' ������������������*  SCIENTIFIC iiOWsML  THE   OLD   MAN  TEREST5N  MAKES   A   VERY  3   EXPERIMENT.  IN-  B������������ ThonRbt He Hnrt Made n R.������-������������ttr,=-  nbl?    DUeover?    Tim*    Would    He,P.  |S\p2ovev������. to   FlisU   iiix;   North   k'o.c.  ���������   but       Clrenrjs������.'������������������������*������������������ -    Mude       IU-m  CWan|te-fit>* SZiud.  [Copyright. 1!.3D. by 0. B. Lewie]  ������    "Do you  hnow.'",  begun  Mr.  Cowser  ���������fter dlniieVthe ether evt������ni:3g---do you  Luow-what prevents men from reach-  h lug the north pole?"   ft  "Several  things."  replied Mrs:  Bow-  srr.  who, being the'only one present.,  took it-that the'query'was, addressed  totter.  ���������'Yes, several things, but principally  b  t  easily  oveticopie  ,  "When   the \thermometer  registers jJOO  degrees below zero, the llfoblood of the  strongest'man congeals.    He uiust^el-  thor, retreat or die."  "Well. ,what of, it?'\she asked.   ;"  "What  of  it!"  be  repealed,   with  woaut'i- ir our cook wouldn't eat on������ -  and  then  sit on a snow .bank  in the  back yard and see how it worked?"  "Of course sh������* wouldn:t."  "Well.   Uiere  are olhers.     1*11   find a,r  . couplf -of   tramps   who'll   sit   oui   all  j night for a quarter apiece.    I'll run a  I pair of them  m, at  once and get  tbe  expci uncut  under way"  "You'd-you'd better wait,*", she fal  terVd rtS'tic startwt for the ilnor,  , "Why waitV" be asked "It's a eolrt  night, with snow and tramps at hand'  for <^*l)eriulent., If an ei-pedition is to  i.e seut out, it will wish to start in the  fcpriug."     -..------_.,=���������=--=^~~,-"--    t,~ ,  "But It will end in a row." <    <  . "It will end in the discovery of. tbe  "north pole and make the name'ef Bow-'  cser better known than that of Columbus.    You just keep quiet and let me'  run this thin.'*." ,   '  lie put ou bis hat aad overcoat, and  it did���������not take him five minutes,to fiml>  sloshing  the cor-  explained what he  wanted and his, willingness ,to pay,  they both cheerfully accompanied him.  As they Htood with their backs to the  range in the kitchen and hungrily eyed-  the  remains  of, dinner  he took' their  temperature and "(pronounced it normal     ... _    /xt'&������i..'i&, ������������������ ii,,, I.....L-  chuoWe   "If vou. overcome tbe cold,   aud  then  escorted f^giT to  the  back  vou discover the pole, don't you?"        l   yard.   There were,snowbanks against  "And you have found a way of over  coming the cold; I suppose. It Is two  weeks, sincetyou had1 a fad, and I was  wondering what would come next.    If  .syou are going to visit the,north pole  with a lot of hot water bags strapped  around your body to keep your temperature at^summer heat, let's hear'about  ,'it.'"-   ���������    -- -V^ ���������' -,   e    .     '���������'   ."���������  .  "Being as you aro a woman and be-.  the fence, arid he selected positions and  sat them down. It was a keen, cold  nighty one made to order for such an  experiment. . ���������  "Now, then," aald Mr. Bowser as-all  was ready. ���������*!'take It that you feel  cold?"  **  j  11    -   ���������> c *  1 It 1  W-e d-o!" rejUied the men In chorus;  through their chattering teeth.     ,  VThat ,1s'splendid:'/;I estimate-that  Ipg asI every woman is about ha,If idiot.' there is a difference of at least 40 de-.  J Van  overlook  your sarcasm:    Your   grees between ~your temperature5 and  'way of encouraging a husband to.seek  ,that of, the weatherl  .You wilKn'ow  'for fame Is 'to* belittle every plan he' each of you take a lozenge.. In * your  originates. 'Had Columbus had a wife   mouth and let it slowly dissolve;* In  like yourthi9 American continent would   two minutes your blood ought:to be  luiVe continued to be a paradise for   the same temperature as the, weather.  woodchu'eks.    Expecting nothing but   In flvefou ought to imagine that.rob*  ridicule'and,sarcasm'in reply, I will,' Ins are singing and daisies blooming  however, nslTyou a question or two.   around you."  p. :>������o3e that a1 man going,out,-with a,      Aa Mr. Bowser wasn't ey'nfrtmontlna  WI1AT THE  IDEA CAME TO.  temperature of 20 degrees below zero  raises the temperature of his body 30  or 40 degrees."   ,  "That would offset the cold," replied  Birs. Bowser."  /���������Your bend Is not filled with sawdust  after all. Yes, it wou d work that way,  and don't you see my "plan? To meet  the cdld of the north pole we simply  keep on raising the temperature.- It's  the "simplest thing In the world, and  yet nobody seems to have thought of it  Mrs. Bowser, consider the north pole  as discovered. Consider it discovered  by Mr. Bowser." .  He stepped back and bowed befpre  *h������r. and tin* cat came out from under  tue lounge and squinted at .footb and  wondered whether it was a question or  science or mousetraps.  "Yes. but bow are you going to-raise  the temperature of the body a hundred  degrees or more?" queried Mrs. Bowse r.  "Just as *>asy as lifting up your foot.  Do you see these lozenges? Tlx-y contain no less than six'dilferent redbot  Ingredients, Including cayenue pepper.  Two of them are warranted to make  the blood fairly boil and cause the  temperature around tb^ pole to.seem  like an August day iu AmerU-n. I  shall at once consult the government  BOWSKH EXPLAINS HIS IDEA  anout Heuding ou. nn expedition.'   Tbe  government    provides   the .ship,   and  Bowser's losienges do the rest,"  "Bui you bavep't tried chem yet."  "No.  but  1  u^u  aboui; .t-o do so.    1  on himself he discreetly retired to 'the  \Varm atmosphere of the kitchen and  took his standout-a window. He had  scarcely begun,his ^observations when  one of *he'tramps rolled.over and' began to kick like a horse tangled up in  his harness, while the other sprang to <  his feet and spat and spluttered and  coughed and crammed his mouth full '  of snow.  "What are you fellows up to!" shouted >Ir. Bowser as he rushed out.  They gave him no lieed. They seem*  ed to be acrobats' lot loose, and they  .went through more antics than as if  they had picked up a dozen hot horseshoes. It was five minutes before either of them could speak, and then one  cooled his mouth with an icicle hanging to the clothesline and stuttered:  "B-b-boss, what s-s-sort of a g-g-ganie  Is this?"  "Yes. what sort of a g-g-game?V added the other as a snowball melted In  his mouth.-  "It's no game at all.    It's an experiment, as I told you.    What have you  done with those lozenges?"  ,    "S-s-spit 'em out, durn ye!"  "Yes; sp-spit 'em out!"  "But you mustn't do it. These are to  raise the temperature of your blood until It affects the temperature of the atmosphere. If you'd kept sueking^tbe  lowenges. you'd have been perspirin������-;t>j ���������  this time.   Sit down and try it aga^iu;-'  "Bill." said the first as he continued  to eat snow and draw in long breaths  I of the frosty alf, "does it look like a  j cold blooded, attempt to burn up the vitals of two respectable gents?"  "It do, Sam; it do."      .  "And by burnln up our vitals take  away our appetites?"  "That's the; game."  "If I was playing any,game, would  I promise you a quarter apiece?" asked  Mr,;;Bowser.     /'���������'��������� ;/'\'��������� :\';-  "it's my solemn oprayun that ye  would."    //"'������������������  "That'f par solemn oplnyun."  Mr. Eo^rser was about to protest and  increase"his cash offers when the two  genttejtjaeh with burned vitals fell upon  him. :fitie three went down together,  and Mrs, Bowser, looking from a back  window^ and the cook and cat, looking  from a back door, could see nothing  for the next, two minutes for the cloud  of   BDOW.in   the   air.      Tho������   *ha   +���������������  tramps aetacnoa tnemseives rrom tne  circus'aiidytotimed the yard fence.-and!  the household^, went out to'look'for Mr.  Bowser;- ' There -were thousands of  traces of him at'hand, but It tooi; three  minutes to1'discover his'actual-presence  and dig. it out from under tbe snow.  He had been thumped and kicked and  choked, but life bad not departed. , He  soon rallied and sar-up. and after being  'helped to his feet he made his woozy  way "to the kitchen and thence up  stairs." He did not ask what had happened, and Mrs. Bowser gave him a  ri'stiof 15 minutes on the loungerbefore  -she said: \      '      ' '      ,  '''  '  f"I'suppose the government ought,to  be notified at once, and' if you don't  feel well I can do it myself."  An'ugly glare, followed' by a gritting  of his teeth,'and it was ten minutes  before she observed:  "I've told the cook to heat some  witch hazel" to wash off the blood. Do  you wish for any temperature?"       '  But Mr. Bowser'had grown'weary of  north pole and fallen asleep.  ' (i    M. Quad.  fjlil^ii  '    ,,   ' PPE-sh'::L;agEP~ Beer��������� ^hesptrovInc^ : ���������-;  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.."        ^  . " ��������� 'J. : ; ; . r���������        ' , .      '-,  ,  A reward of .$5.00 wil] be. paid for information   leading to  conviction of  ���������persons wit holding or destroying any   kegs <, belonging  to  this  'company  =  " HENRY ���������RErlfKL;: Manage^  S]  )  ���������I  "-     -(/   '  J-,1  1  tVIAKING OVER THE BARN.  H*ot \ Capacity    of   .Old    Fasliloned  Kind Mny Be Doubled.  The old'fashioned barn can have Its,  capacity more than doubled by < fixing  It over, like' the sketch herewith, says  ' A. L. Williams In , American, Agriculturist.. Points about' It worth considering are having the milking cows by  themselves, no manure^ under cows,  half .the time; saved in .unloading hay  when .labor Is high; priced. ^Valuable  ,'  p      VJQLD BARN MADE OVBR.V  time is saved in putting on loads in field  on a low7down wagon with long body,  which Ufiad ,will be necessary to have  for-drawing on ttTthe floor, as near the'  top of barn as possible, siloin the middle of barn, and milk cows won't be  /disturbed every time ahorse is hitched,  up or unhitched. \~*   ^;, /  t   .  The "trap, (a)'in driveway is to^rop,  ���������ln bedding, and (b) to put grain through  into a gralnroom, built - over- the cows.  The addition (c) is for milk -cows, only,'  arid (d) for horses,'dry cows and calves.  The main part of barn may-be used for^  storing wagons and Implements or part  of tbe floor removed and the hayjnowa  lowered. _������������������"   ;  v . ������  ' '' ' ���������    .*      ,-'";--  ^ " ; '��������� cr -  Treatment For Mills. Fever. ^v       ,  Recently n'fihe Jersey,tow dropped  her third of fourth calf,    in about VA) ���������  hours she was found lying unconscious.,.  ���������'>her eyes glazed and as near dead as a  cow could well be and live, says .1. B.  Wing   in   Breeder's 'Gazette."   I .telephoned  the  doctor,   however,  and   in  half  an  hour  lie   had , made   the" in-  ' Jection   into  the  udder of - potassium  Iodide solution.    In 2V.rb.ours the cow  got up,  moved a little way and  fell  - down again.' At intervals she got  up  -again,  but not to  remain' until 'after1  ��������� night'* Next morning she was standing  In apparent-comfort, chewing her cud.  She ate .alfalfa hay with some appearance of relish.    Three days after she  seemed quite well.   There has been no  appearance of garget,  though,  as we  have fed her very lightly, she has not  given much more milk than the calf-  would take.   I consider this almost like  raising the dead.    It seems,to me ther  value of this treatment for milk fever  can hardly be overrated.  '.I  ' t > r . i  Wholesale   VVine' and   Liquor . Merchants  ';NANAIM������0, ;B',;'C.'': '��������� *',"  ' '  Direct [rppiort ^-���������������;  of Whyte and McKay, Glasgow Special Scotch Whisky;    >  , '   _ ���������  Jas. Watson & Co , Dundee, Glenlivet.       '   ' ���������  R. McNish & Co., Glasgow; Dr.'Special.'    > ,^    '        >      .      '    '   >.;.';.!  r AI. Dementia and J<fmaLa Rum, '     '     ,*       <  ,." '    '! " ".Ma  Guiness'Siout and Bass''Ale.'    ; ^,,    ; , r    ���������u  '     Fiench Co}>n.ics in the very best qualities  <   .      Port, Sherry, ClaretsfEtc; Etc.   ,"-      '   "_        ('  ALWAYS ON"FTAND^A Carload of.i\.~..'    .,  Hiram    Walker ,&.   Son's , Rye .Whiskies  ���������'-S.I  '   ������������������I'M  hi  COBHKSPONDENCE SOIilClTED.  ;P. O. BOX 14.  TO THE XEAF.  -'A-rich lady cured  of^'Her  Tjeaf-  / tj- i i- s  ��������� ness and Noises in ; the  Head.' by  I < ���������        r  Dr.    Nicholson's   .-Artificial v. Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to  his   Insti-  ' tnte, so.'that deaf people  unable to  , procure the Ear Drums- may have'  them Areep >   Address. No. ,14517,  The'. Nicholson , .Institute,;���������7S0  ,-Eighth Avenue, New York, -U.S.A.  ' 81 gns of ft. Good Dairy Covr.  The bigger the belly the better. Udder should be well balanced and large,  not too fleshy, with milk veins tortuous and 'elastic. A cow which stands  In the stall with her fore legs ��������� wide  apart, nearly out of joint-at the shoulder, is pretty sure to be a continuous  milker.  In Dembt.  "I always go to Henrietta," said Mr.  Meekton, "when anything is puzzling  my mind. But a doubt has recently  arisen which I don't quite know how  to express."  "Aren't you happy?"  "Of course I'm happy. At least I ns-  Bume so. But I don't feel Inclined to  act the way other people do when they  are, happy^n aind sometimes I almost  think that I^d^h/ive more fun if I were  not married/ J5ut I can't make sure.  I can't go to Henrietta and ask her  whether, if she" had been in my place,  she would have .married herself.v.Jit  doesn't sound reasonable."���������Washington Star.- ,;������������������ "���������"'.���������.���������- V> ,  ���������    ;;��������������������������� *;; ���������������������������Vv;:"-:'  Utterly Unknown.  Miss Newrich���������I know nothing about  theworld.  Mrs. Chaperon���������That is Immaterial.  Does the world know anything about  you?���������Indianapolis INewsl  Sportsmen!  BEFORE BUYING'       ;.:  V     A Gun,       :  AmiriuRitiohV;  , r i  Or anything in the  < Snorting \i\t\k  CALL AND  SEE ,      t  O.H. FEGHNEB,  Of Cumberland.  'i?  ill  spMalt, 1 Nahaimd/'Ry^J  He Can .Save ������You   Money   on"all  Purchases.  X/aclcy the,; Bo������������ VVn������ Ont.  "Is the boss in?"-asked the stranger,  entering the drug store.  "Ko," replied the absentminded clerk,  "but we have something just as good."  ���������Yonkers Statesman.  An Advantage.  Tess���������That Chicago girl Is quite tall,  isn't she?  Jess���������Awfully so when she stands on  her tiptoesv-rEhlladelphia Press.  Re 'COAL MINES REGUTLATIONT ACT.  Examination  for   Certificate of   Com'  PETENCV".  NOTICE is hereby given that an Examination tor Certi-catos of Competency as  Managers of Mines will be held on rhe 1st  day of August, 1901, ac. the Cout-fc House,  Nanaimo, B.C., and at Ferine, J3.C.  D Candidates, not nuder twonty-three years  ot an*1, desirous of piestnting itiemBelve for  examination, nmst deliver to Mr. Tboo'as  Morgan, Chairman of Board of Examiners,  Nanaimo, on or before the 15th day July,  1901, notice of such intention, in writing,  together with a certificate of service frooi,  their former, orprewnt ehipi'oj-er*, testifying to at least two years' experience underground; ���������'���������;>.���������.'��������� ;  The examination will be in wiitiug and  .will include the following subjects viz.:r-  1. Mining Acts and rules.  2. Mine Gases. c  3. General Work;  4. Veutilation,  5. Mining Machinery.  6. Surveying and Levelling.  Any further particulars required may ho  obtaiued on application to Mr. Morgan,  Chairman of Board  of  Examiners. N -  naiuW, B. C; Mr. Archibald Dick,  Inspector of Mines, Cranbrook; and Mr. J  McGregor, Inspector of MineB, Nelson, B.C  RICHARD    McBRIDE,  Minister of Mines.  Department of Mines,  18th June, 1901. je24,4fc  VICTORIA-COMOX, .ROUTE.V, :l  Taking Effect Tuesday, Oct ' 16th,  |  ,   .   .   .*  -,190.0./'."-'   ;,   ������<w4  S. S. "City,of Nanaimo.  ���������*..5ij  3 Way'por  ���������'<     u' . -       ''    i' * '!���������'".''.,-<,"."' , o.'-'v  ; -,Sails''fromu Compx . ahcL!Jnioi>\������  WHarf, /Thursday 8 a. m: :;for   Nar/  naimo and  Way ports. ���������������������������'..*,''        .;,  > ��������� .>   ��������� ,������-"'.������������������,' "������������������''   *������������������!-i' !i*tr*-''ti  Sails from   Nanaimo, ,Friday% 4 ]  -  '.' '        ^ .- i" ' ���������������'."'" *  ,a.m. forCoinox and Union.. Whalrl 1  direct.   ' '      '.>'-,   '^\^ ji  {^ails from   Comox ��������� and f Union j  W^harfjFriday.C p. hi. for Nanaimo'  direct  Sails from   Nanaimo,!  Saturday  6a.m. for .Victoria and. Way ports  FOB, Freight  tickets   and State  roim Apply on t>oar-d, ,���������  GEO. L   COURTNEY,        a  Traffice M anagrcr  ,   THE DEMAND WOH  Stevens Pistols  IS INCREASING RAPIDLY.  Have been making for'37 years the  TIP UP���������.22 Short R. P. . ��������� ��������� .$2.50  The DIAMOND, 6-inch blued borrcl,'  nickel frame, open or globe and peep  sights .$5.00  Same with 10-inch barrel -.. 7.50  Tho Diamond Pistol will shoot  cup, .22fchortt>r .22 Long rifle cartridge.  STEVENS BTFLE3 ore >.���������������.������, known  the world over. Range i;i price fronv  ,81.00 to 875.00  . ..,:;���������'���������������������������;���������.v ,;.'";;."' ..;  .  Send stamp for catalog dp icribing our,  complete line.and containing inforina-  tion to shooters.. ;:;';':.  The J, Stevens Arms and Toot C^  ^     CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS.  Diaitinrl M^s%  QUARTER WAY,WellingtonRoad|  HU^CBEEJFl  PERR|  2Cs OOO Fruit Trees to choose from J  Large Assortment of Ornamenta;?  Trees, Shrubs ajid Eyergaeens^  Small Fruits  in   Great ���������'.���������Variety^  Orders   hy   mail   promptly   afc  tended to. ' -A  812fco P. O. B03C,  100. |]  d I-  ���������l,--  ttte, ������r ^ANB.NEWS.  --THE CUT''" ������������������   /  ,     * -.'      /Wednesday. ,    -  -\;,IsBned-f \     ,  ������* ��������� B- ANDE/ f  r���������i      ''   ?hr News are open to all  _vl ,'  .       Vsa,therein views on ,matt-  Wno'wifih V <���������'' '     J  eraof publi/ ' ' '  '    '  '    tit. -.     *ot hold ourselves responsi-  ^ While V    ' , -      ,    ���������    _  ��������� >   ,        /rancea of correspondents, we  We for tl/     .....   -  jelit, of   declining 'to  insert-  reserve /fc   ������ v     <        ., ���������  ���������/           ins i unnecessarily personally,  coinmurf       ���������        ,             ,       '   - ,  SDAY, JULY 17,   1901.,  Our fee returned if we fail.-   Any one sending sketch and description of'  any^ invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patentability of game. . "How to obtain a patent" sent upon request.    Patents  secured through us advertised for sale at our expense. '  Patents taken out through us receive special notice* "without charge, in  Thb Patent Rscobd, an illustrated and widely circulated journal, consulted  by Manufacturers and, Investors. -'    i  ' Send for sample copy FREE-    Address, ,   ���������. s  VICTOR J. EVANS &  CO.,  (Patent Attorneys,) .   t  Evmns Building,     -     WASHINGTON, D. C.  OTICE is Kereby.ijiven that all * the  ���������i appropriated   Crown   lands / situated  Whin the boundaries   of   the  following  |reas are hereby reserved from pre-emp-  Jjon^sale or other-disposition,,, excepting"  rider the provisions of < the minings laws  \t the rVovince/for two veais^from  the  ate hereof, pursuant to the provisions of  b-section (5) of section 41 of the 'ilahd  UD-S  ������ct,'-.is amended*by ^section 6,of the  Land 'Act Amend merit Act, ,1901,' toi en-,  iblekthe Industrial Pi wer^ Company of  J.C'.J Limited,"to select therefrom ti'mlier  fimits for wood' pulp and.' paper manufacturing puiposes,<as _provided1'by'1 an  'i^ieement'bearing'date'the sixth" day.of  jtirie, 1901, viz:���������t -f ' , > _' .^' ' '"  .Area. r^AllVthe'���������<���������'"surveyed ' land '' on  >oth sides of'the river-aV the Head of  Wakeman Sound."   -",' '?, - , ���������>"'-'  ���������^A*rea * 2���������Commencing'   at ''tlie   west  [boundary line1 of the Indian" Reserve5 on  imkish River, thence alon^ 'both >sides  fthV river to-t He-Jake,' with, it'width -on  ach side'of the liver of'49.chains.;'    7" -  t'ARLA. 3���������Extendingjfrom the^head of  Queen's. Reach; Jeryis, Inlet/^ienr miles  up the"!river,"witlv^a width?of onc.'rmle'ori ���������  ieach''side of each Branch'.thereof.' '   "*���������_  *V Area 4���������Extending from 'tlie" head'of  iKubsoiV-Bife,p|ohnson Siiaft, three '.miles  up the river, with'V width  on' "each  sidif  of half "a mile^       '        /    - ^  '-   ',-**������  ["'/Area 5���������Extending for'five  miles'/tf������  [Adam's Ki'yer,' Johnson* Strait,  frotf'its'1  mouth with a width on eadTsideJdf^on'e  ,"<���������   -������'<���������*- ���������s, I   '  |ViArea 6���������Ex'ending" from the junction  of Puichay or White River with\r Salmdft  RiverJor'a'distance'of.teii miles Up 'safpS  ^hite^River, with a,width on each  side  \thereof\pf one mile. ^'^ ���������' _��������� '.     -\,  r. \\  \ .Area ^recommencing    ,at- ^i\ g'oirtt;  jwhere\thes'ist   parallel ��������� "mtersect's^fvwh  'the'Coast"Line   of- UriiisVGdluoibia;'  NOW IS THE  riorttitfesi to point ^pf btgiuriing.  t Ar'eA 8-V-Malcolm,Island. ���������- ,' ,: r{ .  J'AREA'9-^GilfJfd Island.'^ j>; .���������*. '(-;[��������� ^  Area 16���������Cdnvnencing- at.'tn^,heid  >' of Km Lake; th'ehce ti^- the riyer' At the  - h~ead of said lake for; cf ;disUfJce of'five  jnSiles, having a width of half a mile on  \ each side of said' river".  \ W.S. GORE, '        ,      -  .,, . Deputy" Commissioner of  >  \ , Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  ,   Victoria, B.C., 6th June, 1901.   je2i,4t  [  GOVERNMENT.    DISTklBUTIQN  \>     OF. STUMPING POWDER.  ^.Farmers   desirous of   being supplied  j witli Blasting Powder at  cost   price   for  clearing land can obtain blank  forms' of  '   requisiticn from   the  Secretaries   of the  Farmers Institutes : /  11    j.   Henry Hills,   Secretary .Farmers'  In-  , stitute, Alberni.  .A.1 Halliday, Comox, Sandwick.  \\ V* 1   H. De M.Melliri, Cowichan, Somenosi  - "John Stewart, Nanaimo-Cedar, Starks  Crossing, Nanaimo.  J  H.  Smart,   Motchosin,   Motchosin.  C. K. King, Victoria, Cedar Hill.  - E. Walter, Islands, Ganges   Harbor.  E. A. Brown, Delta, Ladner.  H. Bose, Surrey. Surrey Centre.  A. H. P. Matthew,  Langley,   Langely.  Alex. Philip, Richmond, Vancouver.  A. M. Verchere, Mission, Mission City.  G. W. Chadsev, Chilliwack, Chilliwack.  Wm  Green* Kent, Agassiz.  J.M. Webster, Maple Ridge,Webster's  Comers.  John Ball, Matsqui, Abbotsford.  A. H. Crichton,  Oboyoos, Kelowna.  W. P.   Horsley,  Spallumcheen,   Armstrong.  S. M.   McGuire, Salmon Arm, Salmon  Arm. "  J. W. Smith, Kamloops, Kam oops.  H. Percy Hodges, Okanagan, Vernon.  Department  of Agriculture,   Victoria,  B. C, May 8th, 1901.'  J. R. ANDERSON,  Deputy Minister of Agricultnre  Notice.  The most northerly paper published   on the Island.  Riding on locomotives and   rail  way cars  of   tbe   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or   per  sons���������-except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal lor allowing same  By order  Francis D. Little  Manager.  SUBSCRIPTION.   $2.00   A    YEAR.  ALL KINDS OF  1 ,  l  ^KURTZ'S OWN  KURTZ'S PIONEER  KURTZ'S SPANISH BLOSSOM  KurtzCigar Co  V ncoiiver, B. C.  Espimalt & Nanaimo Ry.  TIME TABLE' EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19tk,- 1898..  i    JAS. A. CARTHEW'S  Liverv Stable  Teamster, and Draymen  I    Single and  Double ricb  ;-   for Hire.     All Orders tt  :    Promptly , Attended   to.  :. R.SHAW, Manager.  ���������Third StM Cumberland, B.C  I  (v  'f  ^s^s-  Cumberland  Hotel  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  'No.'2 naily. - ,-    No. 4Saturday'  A.M t> P.M. "  Do.'fl:00  Victoria .'.".'... Dc. 4:25  "    9:28.- Goldstroum "   4:53  "   10:9  Koenig's  "   5.31  '*   10:18 :..Duncans ������������������ 6:15  p.m.   \^'   ' p.m.     ,c   '  - "   12:14������ Nanaimo 7:41  A . 12.3   .Wellington Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON-,, TO VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.  ' '    - No.' 3 Saturday.  ,A.M. , , A.M.  De. 8:06...:. .'....������.Wellington...I De. 4:2=i  ���������   8:86..:.   Nanaimo... '. " 4:3<������  **   9:52  Duncans. :....'. "   6:05  " 10:37 .'...Koenig's "   6:46  *",ll:18     ........ Goldstream ������������������' 7.3?  Ar. 11:45   .    ��������� : ..Victoria.. ��������� Ar.8K)0p.m.  i Reduced lates, to and from all1 points ~o "  "Saturdiys and Sundays good,to return Mon  day. - (   ������������������ '    l  For rates and   al    information   apply at'  Company's Offices.    ' <-       : ''���������������    '   -'  A. DUNSMUIR*      ���������' Geo.L. COURTNEY. -  j President. - Traffic Manager,  Mining/0   ^  With Canadian Supplement  883  Broadway,  New York, U. 8. A.  fTBE  Beat  an4   Mont" Influential  , Kilning Paper   In  the   "World.  Sample Copy Free,     t   i   v r ��������� *t   ���������; ia  Weekly Edition...$5.00per*     ,iin, postpaid'  Monthly  ...r.LfiO,.*  'W -,  r  *\<  '^*  j ^i -i  \ Have Taken; OffijCe  in the Nash    'Buijdingr  Dunsmuir5- Avenue.SOumberlandi  and.am agent foi>.the follbwing  - reliable ' insurance "companies:  The Royal London' and' Lan-  cashireand Norwich Union.  ' am prepared ^to accept > risks a  current fates. I am also ageritv  for "the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of England. Please call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  A good strong, gentle workf horse  to sell or trade forCa   mare; will,,  drive or work single or double. -  jel3,2t   S/jH, FoRD^Sandwick,  COR. DUNSMUIR AyENUB  'AND     SECOND     STREET.,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket,.Proprietress. ,   ' "  ���������    V        '        >  When in Cumberland be  sur '  arid stay  at the  Cumberland  , Hotel,  First-Class   Accomodation for transient and perman-  , ent boarders.- ,       ,     '"  Sample Rooms and  Public Hall  Run in Connection with .Hotel  ' &  i #'  ' <'-/������'I  ">���������  ���������i-  . Rates from $1.00 to 12.00 per ji������j  t) /*  ,J      ".-'I  J     *    1 J i  ^^^eie^e^s^  ���������������.  $  I  !.  OK.      t 4'*.'���������������'���������������,'  \jn-  ���������-���������..���������>, ;:>%fr-<i.U<{*.'  I   <���������     't  \f  'If,1'*  u ������'^ In  TRABI MAU������  ���������ISIOMO,  -,.,.- w.w w -    y. oo������vriomts>mm'  Anyone Mndlng * A ,  .qulok!rasoeruin, fro*, wl  probably patentable. 0������  confldentlaU Oldest ajreae*  In America.   Wthm a'   ' Patents taken throvaa Mnaa ��������� On.  apeolal notlott In the , .  >   s  SCIENTIFIC AMERIOM,  1 teantlf ally * Illustrated,  anyscientlf   *    " ���������  f 1.50 sir mc  ���������ook ox Patbnts seat lree.^ a<  V.  any sdentlflc Journal, weakly,  tl.&O six months        Hpectman  9 seat irei  MUVN 'A   CO.  t'.,1"':SMI.lit������;..-.! <'"* '  *:.-*���������:  ^rV/^;   Qoopoobob^oooopopoo; ^7;'I  berlana.      , .vv.-yy.    - .-������������������     r >i   n     -*. .'���������*'- i   '>5   .-<���������-.  1> ftf J-/^       *������ I  I am prepared ) to  .furnish Stylish Riga  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  go. KILPATRICK.  p Cumberland o  ooooooooooooooooooo  o  o  o  o  ���������o  c  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  FISHING RODS  REPAIRED  Plies of any Pattern Tied to Order.  DONE AT REASONABLE RATES.  Fancy Inlaying in wood and metal.  French Polishing.  Apply  NEWS OFFICE  CTHB if ���������  l(  I*  l;L -  I'r   \  <������,  4    <   '  II  II-  I  ft*  ji<t  Ii''  I*. * ���������  11  n  ft  ODDESS|  of Africa.  2  2 /%   d1  ��������� o ���������  A Story of the Golden J  -   Fleece. <  ��������� ��������� ������  By ST. GEORGE RATHBONE ������  ������  CHAPTER II.  'THE BOKDER  t-AXD OF ETEIWTITY.  Again, did Professor Jules owe the  ���������preservation of his life to the quick  wit and ready hand of' his companion  a in arms,'since, but for his hasty descent from a perpendicular that murderous -weapon of a South African  warrior must have passed through  his  body. '  Hastings realized that the  crisis he  ���������had-feared was  upoa'hiin,  since their  '.pursuers were on deck, filled with the  .  -zeal   of  warfare,   and  determined     to  1     accomplish  their  destruction.   ,  , lie  was  a>  ,man  > of <   action,   this  'American, and even though tlie   con-  ���������dition of affairs seemed next to hope-  "     'less, such a thing as surrender to the  ��������� '-inevitable never entered his  mind.  -This  is  characteristic  of-the Anglo-  ���������   "     Saxon   blo"od���������a  grim     determination  ' -to go down ."with colors  Hying  It has     bean     made  historical   'on  "   many a bloody field of battler in Eng-  '   'land,   Scotland,   Amenta,   yes,' wher-  - -ever :the  English   language   is  spoken  throughout the world.  ' ' t  If  die  he "must  he  -would   meet  his  ���������fate  with  face  to  the foe,  a  weapon  'in  his  hand,  thecfire of battle in his  r,;   "heart.  y( t, TClia't j would be the glorious end of  "'* ������������������q, bra-ve 'soldier ���������- who could wish a'  -'    -ybetter?  * '      As -writh   one  hand lie  dragged  Ver-  '   '  '"iclant'to the ground, his other reached*  ���������.���������",  out   and   clutched   the   repeating' rifle  that T--xy close'by.  . ��������� ,  In" days gone  by that ,wcapon    had  served, him faithfully, and ho knew he  j      icould1 place reliance upon1 if row.   Ho  ,������ il'nn'g a.s there^vns a leaden messenger  ��������� 'within its chamber, an'd he had the  -strcimth, to press the ',trigger, it  iwoulcl  sord'     forth-    its   dec(11 y sun:-  _'"mons., runlil a "breastwork  of  victims  "- ''cycomjiaFsed 'him   about".-'  As   Travis  and  Crockett., fell  at     tho Alamo     in  'Texas,   with     Mexicans   pile 1      wait.t  "high  around th^m.   so'    this.bold son  ������������������of Illinois meant  to meat hr< end.  '^, "'YCphsidciMng  the11 desperate  nature  of  '-the sjtuatLonr he was rem crkably cool-  - ��������� .and  collected.    .    Tie had   anticipated"  .just such  a  decisive'moment' as  this  ''  '.and. in his mind arranged  his method  /���������*    of meeting the crisis ;> *  -  "To' arms! they come, the Turk,  the Turk!" was what he shouted in  the ear .of his ally, and the men of  that gallant Grerk patriot Bozarris  ,, certainly could not have shown greater agility in pouncing down upon the  swarming foe than did these two  fugitives of the 'wilds in facing the  .blacks.  Already dusky figures could be seen  Parting  from tree to tree,  and T-Jast-  i ~'*blngs, knowing the value of ('me, lost  unoi a second in chschai gino, his gun.  Tlie  report   of  the  Winchester  .secm-  ��������� ed to arouse the echoes oi Hades���������  ���������from c\ cry quarter .there arose the  ���������most fiendish of yells, Ai\d oi<o who  'had never  heard  these brittio  cries  of  the"  savacre  MakaJakas     before  might  well be pardoned for belie\ing  that a  /-legion  of   black  fiends     from  Tophet,  ��������� led by Mephistopheles himself, had  1 burst the barriers of the Tnterno, and  -sought new victims on earth.  There was ho tune for exercising  yaiiy* deliberation in the line of judgement���������to strike speedily and often,  ���������with the most fatal result was their  tone hope, and even thai held out but  feint chances of success.  Hastings  was  crouching  there,     almost flat     on    his face,     behind    the  heterogeneous bundles -which     the sa-  ���������-vant  had  so  carefully and   solicitously piled  up.    They promised, at least,  ���������to  form  some  sort   of a   barrier     for  the wretched  fugitives,     though     the  ���������.professor   when  making  his  collection  had never  dreamed  to what base use  they -might eventually be put.  The  rapid     detonation   of  the  Winchester told that it was in the hands  ���������of one who knew how (o utilize its  wonderful repeating qualities to the  utmost, and the fiendish shouts of the  black warriors no longer expressed  only rage, but pain and consternation  as well.  In  tlie midst of the fusilade came a  'much   heavier   discharge,  very   similar  to   the  boom   of   the   Dutch     settlor's  yager  or  elephant gun.        .    '   '.  'strange   to   say,   the .professor   had.  ��������� insisted.upon arming himself: with one  - of   these  heavy  though- effective weapons,   which  appeared.; the'-more' ridiculous when    the    rather     undersixe'd  stature of the fighting Caul' was tak-  .. en into consideration.  This mammoth gun had always  -been an object of extreme solicitude  ���������to Jules. So long as they had porters, a .stalwart' black had usually  trotted at his heels bearing the  yager.; but of late it had become  quite a burden to Hastings,who more  than once contemplated the. feasibility of quietly allowing it- to sink Into  some "drift" they were crossing.  Only on a few occasions had. the  learned savant, deigned to discharge  his gun; and it was always an open  question in the mind of Hastings  whether almost equally disastrous results in the rear were not apt to follow such an explosion as before its  ���������muzzle.  Therefore,       ������..ien  -the     thunderous  ��������� crash of the elephant gun sounded so  Ciosu to his ears, he experienced something like a .sensation of awe, and  half expected to find the form of the  gallant Frenchman hurled across', his  back. i  "What luck?" he bellowed, so that  his words might be heard above the  awful clamor.--  "It is well," came in the high-  pitched voice of, tlie professor, who  had evidently taken the precaution  to brace himself ere pulling the trigger.  , So ' Hastings, again applied'himself  tof the task of distributing the remainder of his leaden' pills^ with a  discrimination that was .niluenced ,by'  the audacity of the assailants; and  cince little of his ammunition went to  waste, it can be set down as positive  that his wonderful nerve served him  as faithfully in this crisis as it had  in times gone by.  Brief though , the* time that' had  elapsed since the advent of the first  black warrior on the scene, those of  the enemy-"who fortunately escaped  the fire of the compatriots had rushed in close enough to discharge their  own weapons toward tla spot where  a cloud of powder smoke told pi occupancy.  ,' Some were armed with guns of  modern make, for long contact with  the gold and diamond hunters had  made the Malabele and their sable  ���������-Hies familiar with such engines of  destruction, and while possibly the  owners might have 'no just claim to  the title of sharpshooters, still ' they  were able to keep pumping at their;  engines of war, v and., send a swarm of  bullets toward the 'center of the disr  turbance, , that' hurtled and hissed'  about the ears of the besieged; with  tiie noisy venom, of ang"ry( bees.^  Numerous war spears' also" '.came  singing through space, nor' was the  singular whirr of the,deadly Zulu as-  segia unheard.    ,,  k  Hastings had been wounded in several-places,  but, lione. of  them    were  serious cuts, and in the.fever of battle he hardly, took notice of the fact.  Hearing a thud close at "his elbow  he turned his head to see a Makalaka,  spear pinning poor Jules to the tree;  but his feeling  of, horror , -was    dissipated    upon ���������  discovering     that     the  squirming  professor   had  really     not  been seriously injured, since ,the weapon had     only  passed.'  through  " the  slack of his, garments., '  .    Finding  himself unable  to      break  away,  the plucky little savant     continued to,rattle  out the contents-  of  his revolver,.jlnd his shrill voice could  be heard high above the roar of ��������� the  melee,   as  he"    bade   the  savage    'foe  such defiance as only a son of France  could express.   <*    ~     .  .     , .  ; All this really occurred in a minute  of time.       -"        ,        > "   '  Seconds .,are laden with "grave re-'  suits '/when the blare, of battle is in  the 'air. \ ���������. ,     <   ,q  The cloud of smoke which served to  conceal them "from the sharp eyes; pi  To' them it was the most dreaded  ^oiind upon earth... They ,had on  'numerous occasions engaged with the  si uru\ sons of England'wfto farced  u.jo border land. Desperate battles  n.id been fought in the days erone by,  .-.nd these black warriors from bitter  experience had come, to' respect the  prowess of the police'-' employed by  the British South Africa-Company, as  woll as to fear Cecil Rhodes, the wizard r_v. hose hand controlled the" destinies of this promising land.  /Confusion immediately seized -unon  tl o assailants. Their glow of ] o.si-  'iivcr<victory gj,\re way to sudden despair. '   - ���������  Hany turned and ran, hardly knowing  in,   which direction   "the" danger  THE CHINESE  DENTIST.  the    surrounding     blacks,     ^equalized  matters at. the saine time by rendering  it impossible    for' them    to     seje{  where to direct  their shots.     \       f'J  So,   while  their   weapons   still   held  va few more  ccharges, -the two    fugitives ceased firing,    v ,       i  I-Iastings snatched at the spear upon  Which his smaller ally 'was' in. one  sense impaled; but.it required his utmost strength to tear it' loose from  the" tree, so that Jules could once  more be master of his own actions.  Perhaps Rex had some vague idea  that .they might creep oft, thanks to  the fnemdly smoke that hugged the  vicinity, and the gathering shades of  dusk.      ���������  Be that as it may, he was given no  time to put the inspiration into practical play. Perhaps "the undaunted  Gaul would have utterly refused to  have -deserted the scientific treasures  of his collection, to which he was so  lirmly wedded. ,        \  Before Rex could begin to shape a  plan for the future there came a fre6h  burst of awful yells, and through the  smoke sprang the figures of the Makalaka warriors, brandishing their arms  and looking in the full panoply of  their war dress like demons.  Thus, in an instant, the battle had  become a .hand to hand affair, where  fierce blows were exchanged. where  the dischaiye of a firearm was muffled by the-fact of its being pressed  against a human form, where two  whites, back to back, were pitted  against a horde of cruel and merciless  foes,  eager to drink their blood.  The sword of Damocles hung suspended by a single thread.  So  the  lives  of  these  twain  seemed  on   the \ery     brink���������the  passage     of  one minute would   mark their  transition   from   this   world  into   the  next.  But      that    minute    proved       Ion?  A few remained as if in the hope  of accomplishing the death of the  two fugitives ere themselves seeking  safety  in flight. i <���������  Flying figures could now be ������seen  through the(rifts of powder, smoke���������  figures mounted on horses, and dashing hither and yon with a ranidity  that could only.iuive been-equaled by  Bedouins of .the desert. .  - From these galloping figures there  came flash after flash, and the rapid  percussion of reports proclaimed a  condition rof affairs that could not be  other than unhealthy, for the unfortunate blacks who had lingered iri3the  vicinity  of  the 'scene  too  long.  By thisr time Hastings had(succeeded in downing the lastlfoeman 't who  remained  too- obstinate'for  fliyht.  As in a dream he watched the dim  ,panorama of scurrying ' horsemen,  and heard, the shots and shouts , that  proclaimed ,the rescue. .���������-" It was almost incredible, thisf'-being snatched  from death .a.t theyvery.tlast" moment.  1 Mo leaned upon'his. rifle'.',.the barrel  of which was'hot'from repeated discharges,, and panted for breath;-while  the; excitable1'little" professor,' /overwhelmed ,withijoy,\capered>'about" like  a' boy,,r'alternately shrieking "Vive  la France" and"then 'in'what was intended to bo a deeper ^-vpice,,"'hurrah  for old .England."      ,   [ " "  ,  Gradually   the .tumult' died'   away,  detonating    shots     no     longer    burst  upon.rthe startled ear,  and even    the  terrified      shouts       of    the    scattered  blacks melted in the distance.   '  'The battle  of the forest was  over.  Kex,   still   leaning T  upon     his   gun,  stood there waiting to meet his sav-  -iours.   ,        >,'''.,'  Somehow a, spark- of * fire had fallen  among'some dead ^.leaves'and twigs  under the tree, so>,that a little blaze  now leaped up. } v i    ���������    .  Professor Jules had ,a weakness in  the line of a fire, and eagerly^ tossed  some "fragments of branches" oni the  blaze; -which of ��������� course sprang up  higher. - ,       " ",.,,"  Towards this figure, standing there,  came one  of  the  mounted  rescuers,  a  'v.\tzn 'whose  deep, voice  had  rung  put  "'witli  a .'leonine  roar  as, he  urged his  nienYto action.     - ���������* " '  '  Springing -from his steed he advanced directly to'Rex,  who presented rather an   '  heroic      appearance,     with  blood-streaked^-lface    ' and     clothing  showing     the?  desperate  ' conditions  through  which he had just passed.  As the firelight fell upon'-the features of th'e stalwart newcomer, Rex  leaned forward to -assure himself that  he was not dreaming, and then found  tongue to exclaim:  "Lord Bruno, by my life!  You came  up in the    nick of    time,     'Watcrford,^  just as we were about to go under."  [TO B1C CONTINUED.]  Aa Conveying a Warning;.  Employer���������I am sorry to note, William, that you are about to leave us.  Startled Salesman���������What? I don't  understand.   I about to leave you?  Employer���������Yes; you are acting as 'i  you thought it would be impossible for  us ever to fill your place. ��������� Chicago  Tribune.  ,  Trespftsslnar.  "Say, boy," inquired the angler from  the city, "do you think I'm likely to  catch anything here?" '  "1 reckon you are," replied the rustic  youth, who had been watching the operation. "I jest see Farmer Wanger  coming over the hill."���������Philadelphia  Press.  Work Done by His Wonderful Thumb  r        and Forefinger.  American industry is playing havoc  with all time-honored institutions.'' At  one time the dentists formed an ,important guild in China, but in the past  30 years hundreds of bright young  Mongolians have picked up more or  less knowledge of the profession from  American practitioners abroad and are  now doing business according to modern scientific methods. In San Francisco the new school has almost driven  the old one to the wall.. Nevertheless  ,three or four of the latter pursue the  calling in the same manner as their ancestors did,for a thousand years. At  least one of them visits New York every year and stays two or three months  until all of his customers have bad  their teeth put "in order.'!-    * -\  His work is curiously primitive. , For  extracting he ^relies upon .his fingers,.  and with these he does marvels.   With  .thumb and forefinger he will pull a,  bicuspid or a molar on which-an American operator employs a powerful forceps. - This dexterity is the result of  years of practice'.'' From  boyhood to  manhood  he  is-trained  to  pull  pegs,  driven into a wooden board.   Three and  four times arday, a half hour at a time,  he drives pegs Into the holes of .his1  practice board v'andfthen pulls them, out  again.   He lifts in similar'fashion teeth  to which'are attached heavy"1 weights.  This, special training changes' the as-r  pect of the hand.   The spare flesh vanishes,, and the' blood vessels,^ and tendons seem to double in size.   The forearm grows in girth "and becomes as  hard as wood.'   The apprenticeship, period lasts two years.    At the end the  student has a finger grip which is a  wonder.   Its strength is equivalent to  a> lifting power of 300 and even 400  pounds.   Besides extracting he cleans  teeth   with a  preparation  containing  ground cuttlefish, using .brushes made  of split bamboo." For toothache he employs opium, peppermint oil, cinnamon  oil and clove oil. .Sometlhies, though  rarely,"he fills' teeth/ but'does It so Ig-  abrantly  that  the  filling' comes,- out  within a few'months. . - *        r. - *  Through   all'  his" practice   runs,1 a  laughable element of superstition.  Ac-,  cording, to  his;system,  all  toothache  and other dental woes are produced' by  ���������tooth worms; " The nerve pulp is such  a worm;and. Is  shown to  a* patient  rwheneyer ^he decay is great ^enough to^  permit of .its exhibition'.' ������"." To; satisfy'  others'.he "carries ,about in a. pocket  some white grubs about as large as  an ant.    When he extracts a painful  tootti, he uses a little legerdemain and  shows the sufferer one of' the";white  grubs as the cause.of all his, pain.' For  neuralgic toothache he employs counter  Irritation and  sedatives,   rubbing the  gums, cheeks and neck just below the  condyle with a mixture of laudanum  and peppermint oil and pinching the  ���������kin until the blood is almost forced  through the pores.    He is not highly  regarded by his countrymen, his social  position being half way between those  of a barber and a laborer.    In New  York be gets 25 cents for removing a  tooth and for other services nayments  in proportion.  When  the  audience, \ through   ignorance of the custom' or other;-cause^.  fails to send the expected' shower,ror  silver, the singer lends encouragement'  in a, way that shows cleverness through'  long practice.    One hand *is carelessly^  thrust into a" side vp'ocket. and^soon/the.,  ring of. a silver coin on-the' floor, is ,  heard.   The singer|s hand is still in his  pocket, and if there is nb' response to '  the first fall,of silver anotherrcbin is  heard striking the floor.,      '    x   '   '  The singer himself is flipping the coin  out   of  his   pocket,   but  you   couldn't ^  guess  It unless  you   knew  the, trick.'.  Usually two or three such bids bring a  t  generous   response    especially   if (the"  soug is'pleasing.   , -       ���������     ';���������  Tbe Ingrenlons Sultan.  The  sultan , when  a  prince learned ,  carpentering 'and, became'an 'expert'1  carpenter himself andjias always cbnT'l  tinui'd  to take a great interest in lu'f!  Ono of his ,first-acts ,w,heu 'sovereign'*  was  to establish,-a complete joinersj|  'aotory at Yildiz. in which he superiri-f  tends the manufacture of all sorts b)'|  articles of furniture, mostly of his owi  .design.,/ These, are rworked.t by   verj  elaborate secret springs, in the lnven^  tion of which the sultan takes great de  light.   He has'just sent to the Russiarjj  embassy a specimen of his work' as ."|  present to tbe 'czar.'  It consists of a  ble richly inlaid, with'tbe sultan's arms  in front, where there are four'drawers]  By touching a spring the top flies bpenf  and* the center rises, bearing a silye/j]  plate,'on which is to be,found^every-f  <,,thing* necessary for;sinoking'hr-silvei  and amber., The inside of the top baa  a medallion; in which; is a portrait ot'  the sultan's son surrounded by a frame  of brilliants.      . ,,     '    --.    \,(  A Potent Came of Death. -r\r%\  The'.New York "doctor'who put "wor"  riment" In a death certificate as the  cause of a woman's taking-off no"doubt  came' nearer the'' truth 'thani is bftei  .done In documents of/that'k.Ind.%/fCaWi  wiirkill'a cat,".and1 worry is one of tbe|  ' most distressing diseases known to th������  ��������� fau man race.-   '     ,*' -   '- --.,'.:'  i She���������Don'tyou think Painter is clerei  with tke brash?  ". He���������Yes. I've noticed that the'heels ������I  .his.shoes always seem to be as.well.pol-j  ished as the rest of them.   ;������      T "'  ���������,--' ' Haw It Happened.,  >  "Heavens! , Whai a horrible coat!"  "Why, madam, this is a swallowtail."  "A swallowtail?"  "Y'es, ma'am: swallowed very recent!}  by the bulldog."���������Now York Evening  Journal.  Concert Hull Singers* Trick.  In one or two of the concert and  dance halls now so common on both  sides of the city there prevails a custom that has heretofore been'considered peculiar to the west���������that of throwing coins to the singers. The singers  are in most cases young men, and they  occupy the center of the floor between  the dances.  Risque.  The  languorous   eyes, "of   the  orienta)']  glittered malignantly.  "Yes, everybody in Bagdad  is talking|  about her  bicycle Miit!"  she exclaimed.  "Risque?    Why, do you know, it shows^  fully two-thirds of her nose!    Mamma!'/  To be sure, her being an inmate of the  khalifa's harem madi a difference, sin eel  men were, compelled by law to look thai  other way when a khulifa's wife passed,]  but for all that one should use<one's so-1  cial immunities with discretion.���������Detroit!  Journal.  enough     to  save   them   from   such    a  fate. ,   - . .  '     ��������� ., ,   \.  Alone it were utterly impossible for  them 'to- win, and actually figured  the chance of relief coming to them  In this wild country' north of Mata-  beleland was about one in a thousand. ���������-, ���������. ������������������. .  Yet it came,. such are *he vagaries  of fate���������it came when even the stout  heart of that hopeful sp'n of Illinois  had given up all expectation of surviving, so that he only fought on  with "the grim resolution  of  despair.  Above the tempest of "war cries  that, sounded.in his ears, Kex suddenly, heard shouts that he feared must'  be the creation of a disordered brain  ���������shouts that .could come from none  other than Saxon throats ���������- shouts  that, raised in unison formed o. mighty "hurrah" that dwarfed the  screams of the blacks as the thunder  of 'the tempest micrht overshadow tlie  feeble growl  of cannon.  The struggling mass of sable warriors that desperately' endeavored to  crush in upon the two white heroes  also   heard   this   shout  from   the  for-  That Bonnet.  Tboy were standing in front of the  shop window. "That bonnet would be  very becoming to me," remarked the  wife.  "Yes," replied the husband, "but it  won't be coming to you today."���������Philadelphia Record.  Another Convert.  Smith���������I don't believe in, hypnotism.  Jones���������������������������I was also a disbeliever until  recently.'  Smith���������What converted you?  Jones���������The necktie that a clerk in  duced my wife to buy for me tlie other  day.���������Chicago News.- -       v ���������  Cause and Effect,  "I'm goin to leave, mum," announced  the housemaid to her mistress. '���������  "Why, I've been doing half your  work"-'myself in order to.induce you to  stay,", replied ��������� the lady. "Isn't that  enough?"  .'"Yes'm/'-' answered  the  girl.    "But  .your lSilf of it ain't done to suit me."���������  Chicago News.  WAS 1 CHASE WHO SAVED ODE BABTi  Croup, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis and Severe Chest  Coughs Cannot Withstand the Soothing, Healing I  Effects* of   Dr.   Chase's   Syrup of   Linseed   and|  Curpentine. %  It is the mothers who especially appreciate tbe unusual virtues of Dr.  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine. They: keep it in the house as  the most prompt and certain cure obtainable for croup, bronchitis tand severe coughs and colds to which children are subject. It has never failed  them.  Scores of thousands of mother si  oay:  'Twas Dr.  Chase who  saved  A Volume of Sound.  "Do you appreciate music?"  "Sometimes," answered the young man  with wide ears. "The other evening 1  wont to hear a big chorus, and I dozed  off and'thought the home team was making home runs that drove the bleachers  crazy."���������Washington Star..  our baby."','.', ���������  Mrs. P. W. Bond, 2(1 Macdona'ld  street, Barrie,' Ont., says :���������"Having  tried your medicine, my faith is very  high,in its powers of curing coughs  and croup. My little girl has been  subject to croup for a'long time, and  I found nothing to cure it until I  gave Dr.-.-. Chase's Syrup of Linseed  anjd Turpentine. I cannot speak' too  highly of it." ".'���������'.  Mr. W. A. Wylie, 57 Seaton street,  Toronto, states:���������"My little grandchild had suffered with a nasty, hacking cough for about eight -weeks  When we procured a bottle of pr,  . Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine. After the first dose she' called  it 'honey' and was eager for medicine time to come around.    I can sim  ply state that part of one bottle cured her, and she is uow well and aa  bright as a cricket."  Mrs. F. Dwyer of Chesterville, says: j  "My little girl of three years had an  attack of bronchial pneumonia:     My, |  husband and I thought'she was going to leave the world as her case resisted    the    doctor's   " treatment.      I  bought a bottle 'of Dr. Chase's Syrup, j  of Linseed and Turpentine from, our,  popular druggist,  W    G-.  Bolster. After  the .first two  or  three doses ' the <  child began to get. better, and we axe- (  i.-thankful to say is all right    to-day]  after seven weeks' sickness.' ,'  Mr. E. Hill, fireman, Berkelet St.,/|  Fire Hall, Toronto, says: "I.,.'desire'|  to say in favor- of Dr. Chase's Syrup  of Linseed and Turpentine that one  of- my children was promptly relieved of whooping cough, and as long  as obtainable will not be without it  in the house, nor use any other medicine." :.  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine is sold everywhere and is  used in more homes than- any other,  treatment for diseases of the throat  and lxings. 25 cents a bottle.. Ed*  manson, Bates   & Co., Toronto.  ���������mm 6  1    ,(/  ���������"       TEDDY.  Seemed that all the sunshine left tbe house when  Teddy went;'  Never gleamed so bright a beam as Teddy's black  '    " eyes sent., ' "  Whether they flash in anger or glow with fer\eni  . love,    t  . '        ,  ' They.re the dearest eyes in 'all the world���������  . The eyes of the" girl I'love.'  fi*- > ' -      ^.>   \  Oh,' yes,'she's a girl, is" Teddy, though she bears  such a queerish name!'     -1"'  She was christened Nell,' but--sbe and I like this'  one just the same.  A daughter x>t -old Virginia;  one of the fairest,  too, ' ,  With a jeweled mind that watches above,  A'heart that is brave and true.  '' '     '  But, alas, our northern winters were too wild for  ' my Southern'Rose, ^  ' And Ehe's gone away to tlie southland, away from  -.' '   its winds and snows,  But I'll welcome her back in the springtime,  When the violet opens her eyes,  and I'll count  the time of her coming ,  Not by months, but bye and byes.  c "    ���������Rose ,VanB. Speece in Scranton Tribune.'  I'V  "* A QUEEN *  OF OLD DRURY.  I"'  t  f\ Story of tf>e Stage.  When Barton Booth was slowly dying  and Mrs. Oldfield often too ill to act and  ere Kitty,,Clive had yet,emerged into the  ,, sunlit path of prosperity, the town was  '  anxiously awaiting the coming "of some  , new favorite.     - ?  i   Were there to be no successors of Anne  Oldfield *and 'Mrs.   Bracegirdle?     Were  the Boothssand the Bcttertons, thentj extinct?    In ,the   tavern   and " the   coffee  i houses,   at   the ^street/corners,   'in   the  ���������i   greenroom of Drury Lane and within the  charmed circle of the court itself the solf-  " /.same questions" were" asked^and despair-  '" 'Ingly answered "and' asked Vgain.'  "'Lying in her sickbed in a small house  '   near Clare   market,    Susan   Ford    one  night' overheard "'the   subject   discussed  I, beneath^her'open'window.    The uncouth  1 "i voic,es,,aw6ke her ifroni a fitful slumber,'  v 'ali'dr'raising;; her\-wasted'-form .on .one el-  Bow, i she  nibbed\her eyes and yawned,,  " languidly. ' ' ' .<  '"-%:i,"...'.'!5o.iintls!  .''Tis.a  pity; Anne  Oldfield^  ,_*-."  'were not young a'gain,"quothSone speak--.  |      J hi',, with" some .'slight felegance of tone. " '  ���������'    '      "Y ������������������ faith.'we'll ne'er see another like  ' \ ,.    her,"'came the1-reply. *.' ',       *���������, '_< .  .. ,  " ^     r The' pale  face   in, the^diinly   lighted  j \.    room vivified ,'with .fa keen, interest as its  V ", .J,'possessor caught theTpurport���������of the.cbn-  ;.������', j'"!yersation.   r < r. . 1.   \ ._        "      '*  ''���������'��������� ?i-" ���������������,������"WJiat actress have .we now" worthy of,  >,'<���������'the   name?" "another.' voices exclaimed.  . ,   "Who'can.rouse us'tq fever heat?"' '   ,"  <, ���������_. "There, is, hone, nor actorveither,"-ehim-  '^ed,in a cantankerous-bass.^"A-plague on,  s  'em i all. * There's-not an ounce of'fire in'  w.j  s  I  f  m  :  provincial hussy',  ma'rk-ine,' as'fiery\as.i  ^tke devil- and sweeter than the angels.   I  vsaw -her near  by 'Doncaster  now  close"  !���������'. r>rupon/,two years agone: vHer'-namovwas .  i"    '" Susan���������Susan���������aye, Susan''��������� ;        ' *',    .  -   The sick' woman had Jeaped" from ,lier'  ..bed and, rushed* ib the-window, but the  -'"rest:?of 'the.tcol.I,pguy .escaped   her' ears?,'  Thes gossipers, already'moVingraway-'ere  she had  discerned^tbe^ personal ^interest  attaching to>.theit, i'emarks,"had -passed -  s>along,out of sight and'ouf'of hearing.  ��������� For a, moment   ske-vstood   transfixed,  iv;_ w ^wltlf-'ohe hand-.clutching the curtain."**   <'  U'^^fU'^'-Spsan!" s'he1-muttereclf '''Susan who?  '���������;  Oh'.-'carifirKe? .������������������C3������nfit-*be'-?^.^ee,*ye^,-������ Sut  san   Ford   in certainty.     God *has^serit"  him to cheer me in my illness���������to encour-  age me to'be well.'," Ah. I must get strong!  I will! ' I will be,the queen of Drury yet,  and   Rupert���������Rupert' will   love   me -"the  more to see me 'idolized by all the high_  and   great,   by all  the "big,  the  mighty  public!"     ^  Ia the buoyancy' springing from this  newly aroused ambition she strode "P  . and down the room, her disheveled hair  clinging round her frail figure, her hands  tightly clasped, a keen excitement in her  eyes. ' ,  She   thought   of   all   her   appearances  'miles away in country booths, of*her lit-"  tie successes in provincial towns,'of the  honey of applause even'from gaping yo-'  kels   of  her  longings   to  do   something  great���������to hold an audience entranced, to  make them weep or laugh, just as she  ..willed.    How often had she glowed with  intense delight as  she  pictured   her  triumph   in   London. ,  Fiotn  every   box   in  Drury Lane earls and beaux would cheer  ,ber; the pit  would  ris>e  to its  feet and  Jshout  its  approbation.     And   afterward  'court potentates would crowd round her  'in the-grcenioorn and shower praises upon her.    But there would always come  the antithesis to this bright dream���������the  ,   renewed contemplation of the dull gray  -:������������������ of stern  reality,   with  all  its  attendant  '���������.-..-.'poverty, ���������insignificfance. -monotony.  Then Drury Lane would seem to tower,  above, her like a gigantic frowning rock,  and coultlshe. weak and friendless, scale  ��������� the precipice and gain a footing on those  dizzy heiglits? Nay, as she viewed the.,  prospect her heart would quake, and hot  tears.half with anger, half from despair,  would --flood, her eyes. ''';.'.-���������.'���������.  Yet one day after a long period of de-  . spondeney her hopes had. been revived to  some ���������good1 purpose.���������   While  playing  at  Ludlow- she ; met ��������� Rupert  Vendover, the'  eldest son lof .Sir .Reginald Vendover,- a  brave old cavalier, who enjoyed the lei-;  sure .earned .by an. a'ctive ���������. hunted J.ife in,  the cause of ChaVles II.    The young Ru-  ;. pert;'^romantically, .enough,, fell   in   love  with.; hej\ -and. fpr .many  days' followed;  her With the company of strolling players,  from one place'tb another."'-'He' urgQd.her.  on in; the pursuit-of "'fame and, showing  ardent love of, he*-beauty, respect for her'  virtue and every sympathy with her aspirations, very soon gained her undivided  affection.   Ultimately lie had brought her  to London, to this very house, promising  to use what influence he had in her behalf; :������������������������������������    - ' ��������� .    .';.'���������     ,- '    '  But suddenly those 'ambitious schemes  of hers were shattered^ again. Sickness  struck her down. For months she had  lain' in this room, weak and spiritless.  Only Rupert's daily visits had kept her  enamored of life. To ever act again  seemed an impossibility!  But now, through a' few chance words,  all the old restless eagerness took hold of  her afresh.^- The path of fame stood disclosed1 anew, and she longed to tread it  rwith an all consuming desire.  Suddenly, amid 'her reverie a gust of.  ���������wind" slammed the'open lattice against  the wall. She turned, startled, and with  a hysterical cry fell prone upon the bed.  A minute later footsteps wore heard  upon* the ^tairs. The room door was  opened and the goodwife who tended her  entered. A tall figure peered in at her  heels and whispered, '"May I come in ?"  Then, seeing, "Heavens!" he exclaimed.  "What's, this?",and lushing to the bedside' took the senseless woman in his  arms.  .   <"Susan, Susan, speak to me, dearest!  "Tis I, Rupert.    Speak, speak!" ;-  He chafed her hands',and bathed  her  forehead from a bottle snatched from an  adjacent table.  Her,eyelids slowly 'unclosed, aud she  i smiled wanly. .    . ���������  "What is the matter, dear heart? You  ���������tax your strength too much in rioiug.  'Why"- ',..���������"  "Oh, Rupert! I am but a'little weak.  I am recovered now. I know' I am. A  few more quiet days and I shall "move in  the world again. This connucmoiit is  kilb'ng(me. I must breathe the fiesh air.  see the faces,of the crowd and���������and hear  the clamor of the audience again."  ��������� "Nay, nay, Susan, you are too weak,  and you know there is no need to play  again so long as you grant mo tlie honor  of accepting my help., Become my wife,  dearest, and we will go away into the,  country and see if the meadows and the  ��������� woods will give you strength."  "I leave not London," she answered,  "till I tread old Drury's,boards/' I would  play,'Rupert. Oh, grant'me this! ' Get  me leave to act Ophelia,there, and I will  marry'you on the morrow'of that day-  aye, whether it be that-London deiidea  or' takes me to its arms. " D6^ this, Ru  pert, dear!', Dvo this, I pray!"'  "       '  /  "But, Susan,(you are so weal:.",  '  -    ''I-will succor my strengthi then.    Be  sides,  I ,ain  better.    Ah, ,yea^  I' feel  so  "much- better!   , You ' know: not .how" 'very:  much better, Rupert, dear."     r > ������- \  ,    "Well,; well, be it'so then. -But as yet,  mark me, you are too ill by far.V ' v' -  -  t "Gbjl  bless" thee, "Riip'ert! ".-Thy-.good-,-  ness makes me well completely."  * He folded her in 'his strong' arms," and  '���������as,-sher told  him  all over again,-of .her  dreams he soothed her into gentle slumber. '-    ' '   _    '   - '   ', ���������������     *  j<  And by and by, when the regular sigh,  of dier breathing fell upon liis'ears, he  "crept"from the rooin and went' his way/' "  ; Not /many   days 'intervened _ before I a~  rumor sped abroad througlPall the 'town.  A" new" actress was tojappear, atJDrury  ,Lane in the character of Ophelia, and it  - was whispered that" at last'Anne Oldfield,  ��������� would have, a *woI'jhy~suecessor *on'tth������se  ' famous''!boards. -   Susan 'Ford'^was'-, h'������r  nameT'and^wild, tales went; from'-mouth  to,mouth* of where she ,cameu"from and'  who she was.''"' , .    "'-',"' ��������� "      .  - The'old publican who, liad, spoken "to  such great, though unknowing, purpose-  beneath Susan's window became in his  particular circle a man of recognized^  wisdom. His previous assertions concerning "the little provincial hussy" were  ��������� looked" upon as inspired, and every foolish  thing he now  uttered  was' barkened  to  with open mouthed  attention and  wonderment. ;  ,    - *  . '  .Susan, though still troubled with occa-  sidlial fits of faintness, studied her part  vWith astonishing application.    Oiten she  .awoke in the middle of* tbe_night and,  "a"i'6s6"and rehearsed her scenes, until carried away beyond , remembrance of surroundings she forgot'to subdue her voice  any longer and spoke the lines with all  the feeling they really demanded.  But as the night of her debut drew  nearer she became quieter and appeared  less high strung. Only to Rupert, duiing  the long hours they had together, would  she keep saying, with deep and soulful  enthusiasm: "I shall be a great success,  Rupert.    I know it!   I feel it!'*     .  At last the eventful night arrived, and  .Drury Lane was packed in every available corner. The beaus had taken an  hour longer over their toilets, the denizens of the pit sported libbons in their  hats and the whole atmosphere bespoke  anxious expectancy. The only regret  was that the part of Ophelia had been  chosen for the debut, and not a character  of more prominence and passion.  The earlier parts of "Hamlet" were  hardly listened to. and ever and anon  cries of "Hasten." "Ophelia, Ophelia."  issued from the ciowd.  But from the first entrance of Ophelia  every one was mute, enrapt. On the instant the house felt that a new genius  had indeed found admittance to old  Dairy's stage.  Her grace and charm won every heart,  her mellifluous diction sounded like'mush!  and her expressive, beautiful face impressed one and all with grave and pure  admiration.  Rupert sat in a box. his heart full (o  overflowing, with a keen joy that had  never before been his. gazing intently at;  .the woman- he loved so ardently. He had  waited patiently all the long, long months  since he had;known her without decrease  of love.  And now at last he was within sight of  supreme happiness! On the morrow she  was to be his wife.    ..    .<������������������'���������  As the mad scene drew near, the audience, exhibited a still more lively interest  in the debutante, and when at last she  came on the stage as the demented Ophelia the whole house burst forth' into ap-'1'  plause.; .. ...'. '.������������������'"   '   '"'" -���������"���������'"    ��������� ��������� ���������   ���������  "But she. seemed to" note 'it not.-  , Hex.,  whole soul'was pent.-up -insher .role. \_ She.  looked^as though: she,saw .no. one, heard'  nothing.    She was the. hapless OpKelia';  none other.    She instilled a strangeradd :  melancholy wildness into the'part.' Tears,  stood in every eye, and not a disturbing  sound was heard  throughout the ��������� house.  Gradually  she  seemed   to  become  more  distraught, until in one last terrible'cli  max she gave vent'to a frenzied  shriek  and fell upon the stage.  The audience 'sat bieathless, a pallor  on every cheek, and none dared applaud.  Rupert had left the box and gone to,  her 'tiring room before the conclusion of  the scene. A feeling of uneasiness which  he could not throw _ off disturbed him.  He had never known such acting. Yet  was that not cause for joy? A noise was  heard at the door of the room as he smilingly reassured himself.  He jumped up and flung it open. Susan was struggling1 violently in the grasp  of two men', the words of the mad Ophelia still upon'her lips:  "There's   fennel   for   you v and   columbine!    There's rue for you. and some for*  i"  A STB.OKE OF GENIUS.  THE  CLEVER    ROSE    OF   A  MESSENGER  BOY.  BRIGHT  Bathing- Poodle Dogr������ Warn Not In Hi*  Line, and He Worked a. Scheme  That Forever Barred Him From  Handling- Trilby.      ^~  Tommy's Father���������This is a restaurant^  my son. Take all the sugar yon want.  me,  r  Suddenly'her eyes  alighted   upon  her  ?over.  With a supreme "effort she dragged  herself free from them.' ;  Then^her voice rang'out:  No. no: ho is dead.  ���������       '    So to thy deathbed! ,  She sank to the floor, and her life passed away in one short sigh.���������Penny Pictorial Magazine'.        '   '-  'A Possible Exception. '>    ,*  Wifp-^Isn't it a fact. dear, that handsome men are proverbially disagreeable?  Husband���������Well,  1   don't know;.    I  always try to be pleasant.���������London Fun.  Family Pride.  T  First Street,Arab���������See that, Bill? The  fellow as they wants is my father. ^ *  Second  Street "Arab���������Garn!   Yer alus  braggin.     -. i .        ^          ,-',<���������      ��������� '     ,  '.' '      :    Why He WnsDeaL  Scene: -Stable of 'Scottish* village inn^  Landlord' is busy "repairing a piece of.  harness-and is'carryingson-at the same  time a conversation  with fthe village  blacksmith.. Enter farmer.    '  '������'-  ' Farmer���������Look   here,   landlord. { Can  ye giemea bottle o' yer best whisky?  Landlord���������Weel, ye see,, the; horses  are a' out, an 1 dinna ken when ony o'.  them'Il he hame."     -  Farmer���������It's no' a horse I want; it's a  bottle o' whisky.  Landlord���������Aye; but, ye see, they're a  guid bit awa\ an it'll be late before the  first o' them's back.  Farmer (louder)���������I tell ye, it's no* a  horse, but abottle o' whisky, 1 want. '-  r Landlord���������Weel, ye see, the beasts'U  be tired, an��������� " ']  Farmer���������Gang awa' wi' ye 'an yer  beastsl , -'   '  Exit.  Fiicksmitb���������Man, John, ye're gettin'  as deaf as a doorpost.   .It wasna' -a  horse, but a bottle o' whisky", the man  was askin for.  Landlord���������Ou. aye, 1 beard him fine,  but he dldn' pay for tbe last bottle lie  got.  "When, I wuz de boss of-de kids down  at 16 office," said the reformed messenger  boy, taking a fresh chew of tobacco and  putting his ffeet in the wrastebasket, "de  hardest work we had to do wuz getting;  out of answering de dog call.  "De dog'call cum in every Friday morning frum an old daisy what lived all alono  in a swell fiat,building on de Nort' Side.  De old dame had a nasty little white poodle dog, an every Friday she telephoned  for a kid to cum an give it'a bath an take  it fer a walk. She run a bill wid de company, an all'her tickets wuz charge. She  never let loose of a piece of coin, ah de  only way fer a kid to git a cent on de call  wuz to save his car tickets an walk both  ways. So all de wise1 guys what' wuz  looking out fer de dough used to git out  of it. Besides, what kid likes to be  a-washing a woolly pup in smelly water  an leading it up an down de Lake Shore  drive by a blue silk ribbon. ',     '  "Course I never answered de dog call.  If me an Mike wuz in de office when it  came in on Frid ay" morningr an eder of  us wuz 'nest,' we'd chase out one of de  little kids an make him take it.  "But one Friday de main cheese^���������  dat's de.manager���������he gits sore on me,  an when de dog call comes in he comes  out in de waiting room, where de kids  is a-sitting on de benches, an he says:  '521'���������dat's me��������� '521, I want'youcto,hus-  tle up to- de Nort' Side an answer dis  dog call." Do you t'ink you ain't'got nothing to do'but go, out on de swell runs an  play craps all de rest o'f'de time? "Now  you chase yourself, ler I'll tic a-can'to,  you'���������meaning he'd fire me.', '        '  "So 1 gets a move on me, making up  my, 'mind dat de' dog call daisyy'ud never,  want me to bath her pup more'n once.  "She comesto^de door herself an-lets  me in.    . $ 5  .j, "'Trilby isn't feeling well today,' she  cays. ' 'You must' bath him gentle. Git  de water nice an warm an put'in a little  vi'let water,' she says, 'so it'll smell nice  an rub him off nice an dry- before you  take him out fer his <walk. Better, put  on his pink blanket, so he won't ketch  co'ld,' she says. ,i'i  "When ~I gits Trilby out of de water,  he's too near croaked to kick, an I'dries  him off an combs him out fine. Then 1  puts on'bis pink silk blanket,.an de daisy  kisses him goodby, an Trilby an I starts  out on a walk. '. * ,������ ,  .  - "Trilby is so fat'he can't hardly waddle, an' he's scart to .death of "me.   JVe  spiels half way round de>lock to de alley,  an dere behind deflat building where de'  old daisy lives stands a* iron'garbage" box*  half as big as a house, ,wid a swinging ���������  lid  ten feet"long.    1 "lifts up de lid  an:  "sees tlie box is empty. ' So* 1 .drops Tril-'  by in an reaches oyer an breaks de blue  ribbon off close up to de'cdllar.'  "Den I runs around i to de front of de  -building an chases up de stairs to de old  dame's'flat, so I'll be out of breath an,  kin make my spiel right. - * ' " ;  > "She, opens de door herself, an I. yells.  Trilby broke away from me an run off!' '  "/'/Trilby!'   yells   de   old   daisy.     'Run  Kind of Beaa.  Ethel���������Mamma told me I could Btay in  the parlor last night while Mr. Hujgard  was calling on sister Bess.  Elsie���������Did slie?     '  EtliPl���������Yes. and It was great fun. We  pln.it'd '.'blind man's buff," and they let  inc hn the Mind man nearly all the time.���������  I'inhuh-lphja Press. '  De I.out Nothing:.  So he Invt-d and lost?  II*-���������No He merely didn't get her. She*  T,'cd ������n money.��������� Smart Sut. ~  K PnixIIngr.  "But ee foot'of ze bed," the bewijU-  dered Frenchman said, "it ees not on-  ze end of ze laig!"���������New York Commercial Advertiser. - ,   __  ���������  < AHaplnced Honors, ,  Willie Boerum (entertaining his' sis~  .'er's caller)���������Do you like baseball very  liuch, Mr. Jamaica?  Mr. .Jamaica���������1 never played ball  much, Willie.    I enjoy golf���������  Willie Boerum <di?appointedly)~Why,  lr heard pa tell Susaa you was a great  catch.���������Brooklyn Eagle. '   -  Over (he Back Fence.  First   Woman���������You've  got  to 'retract  what you said.about me.  Second Womau-ri won't. * I never take  anything back. < '      .   ,  First   Woman���������Indeed  you   don't,   but  you'll borrow everything your neighbors-*  have if tyou "get a chance.���������Detroit Free^  Press. * ' ' >'  ' LITERARY-NIGHTMARE. ,*.'-;  A Nice  Family  Mix   Bn.  A widower with a number of small  children married a' widow who was  similarly blessed. In due time the  newly married couple added to ..the  number. Hearing a voice in the yar"d  one day, the father went' out to see  what was the matter.  "Well, what was it?" asked his wife  as be returned out of breath.  "Your children and my children were  quarreling with our children," was the  reply.���������London Answers.  Won.  , "Dear," said young Mrs. Jellus,  "1  thought you ought to know.   There's a  married man who is violently in love  with me."  "What?" be cried.   "Who is he?'  "If I tell you. will you give me those  earrings 1 wanted?" ���������  "Yes.   Who is It?"  .."YOU."' ���������.���������'��������� .c-   ���������"-V.-:.'.:.  Beard lean Soldiers.  Modern warriors generally wear hair  on their frontispieces. It is.thought to  give them a martial appearance. But  Alexander's invincible soldiers were all  bare faced. He compelled, them to  shave for a sufficient reason���������viz. lest  the "outside barbarians" of Asia should  ijelze,tbem by their beards and so capture them.  away!'  " *He broke de ribbon,' I says, handing  her de little piece I h?ld cin my hand.'  *Den he tried to bite me, an den he run  away down de street, an I couldn't even  keep him in sight, he got such a hustle  on him.'   " <.  "De old daisy give t'ree wild yells an  drops down in a chair. ' - ,  " 'Wuat'U I do.' she yells, 'what'll I do!  Poor, sweet little Trilby lost on de  streets of Chicago/ she says, 'an you are  responsible fe.VU���������yo_u villain. I'll call de  "police! I'll shoot you! I'll never sleep a  wink-till I finds him.   What shall I do?' '  "De .old dai\v yelled aD . hollered so  dat I wuz afraid she'd go bughouse.  " 'Call de police.' I says, 'an tell 'em to  keep a watch-out fer' Trilby; tell Vm  Trilby's not dangerous an dat you'll pay  ip'J reward fer him.'  "' 'Two dollars.' yelled de old daisy. 'I'd  give $10 dis minute to have dat dear little sweet thing in my arms.'  " 'All right,' I says. 'Telephone dat to  de police. Den call up de afternoon papers an put in a ad. $10 reward an no  questions asked. Answers to de name of  Trilby. Den1 you an I'll go togedder an  look fer Trilby.'  "De old dame telephoned to de police  an to de newspapeis. an den I knovved  I had her by de pocketbook: Her an I  goes ont an looks fer Trilby down by de  Jake shore fer an hour, and den she went  homo an went to bed. after telephoning  fer de doctor.  '"I goes down to 1G office an puts Mike  wjse. He makes a quick sneak, puts on  hifi plain clothes, digs Trilby out of de  garbage box an takes him an de $10  reward lost ad up to de old daisy's flat.  It come hard, but Mike made her cough  up before he lets go of de pup.  "We splits de ten. an de next day 1 gits  de manager;to call up de old daisy an ask  her if she got her dog back yit..  " 'Yes,' she says, '1 did, an I never  wants you t'p.send-rate'dat-boy again what  was up here yesterday.' "���������Chicago Tribune.'. ��������� '''.."    ���������'"',.  ".-.-.   A Generous Time.  Some Inside  Information Aooat Oir*vd  Favorite  Authors,   c ���������, * '  /  When does Mary Mapes Dodge?. *  When Thomas W  Knox. / '    '   Vr  .What'did Charles "Keade?    f " *'    ,  , Whatever    he    saw    Mabel  >Osgood*'  Wright. _ ..   < , ,; '    \       ,.",-'  What made'Virg-il?        '        . "I'  t -Having to Pla-to small<audiences.   .   .   '<'  When is it that John Burroughs?   ' *f* <4-  When he hears Edward Everett HaleL <"  When did'Cice-ro?^^ ,>    -*,,   ,   '<<  When he came Homer -'gain. -  Why did they Hail Caine?      *  To make^Frances Hodgson Burnett...^  Who gave Thomas Paine? ���������   -';'  '''.  Hamilton Wright Mabie.        > '   '. ���������    ^ ,  , 'What ma^le Winston Church-ill?  Eating what he saw John Esten Cooker 4  What was it that BulwerXytton?  De-land.       i '. \ 'j! < i  Whtit victory did Agassiz?       '      ~ , *  He saw Charles Dar-win.f   ������'*���������    V     *'-!  ,Why did Charles Dar-win?.      1~    _  ,  Because he' never '"turned his. back vtor  De-foe. -,      r    - .- *     "      ^  ���������-- When'did Mollie Elliott Seawell?   v "  " When she heard, Charles Dudley^Warn?  'er. ' I     '   ' <���������    , x i  " ,Where'did Captain Frederick Marry-at?", ���������  At the'Ellen Olney'Kirk.^    _ ~     ;  ,   What made Colonel  Richard'^H. Savage..' ,    '        ''    .    "  '   Hearing'Charles Carlton Coffin.*/ '   ���������'   ,  -Why, was Wagner, Haj'dn'a way -Bach?  Because De Koven had him on his little  Liszt.' ��������� i  What kept Charlotte M. Yonge?      _ *  Helping Elizabeth Phipps Train.  When -was Laurence Sterne^? ;'  Wh'en'he found Bill Nye.  Where did H. Cabot Lodge? ��������� J-  ' In a Dry-don. i,  For what did Eugene Sue?  For one of Samuel Smiles.  Why do we not laugh at R, D. Black-  more?             '  Because    we    find    James    Greenleaf  W(h)ittier.  Whence came Samuel Smiles?  Because he saw a hen reward Beecher.  Why;did Miss Mu-Ioch up the silver?  Because she saw Flora,Annie Steele;  When did Victor's mother urge him to>  become a tailor?  When, she   said,    "Victor   Hugo   and  Help John W. Drap-'er."���������Life.-  ' '    i 4l  j > -'-  - ' '   'r * '������  I    i 4 V   J"  ��������� t      f\\.  v       -J ^      -,Ut L  > ^-      T������* *^ti  A- i  K r vi������/r^ I  --    ..4  V,J  I  ���������I.     ".,  Pf'm  (  l "* .-Jtljl  1 "��������� ^**l  lV.  \t  ^������  J- Laconic Justice.  "Why did ydu-"1 shoot -the plaintiff's  JdQg?'r:i-:i:..i;:    r   .������������������-,-;'    .-   ..    .....  i/ "Because he tried! to bite me." "    ���������  .���������.-.'.^jven'a���������cibg''is":entitled to a/fair trial  You should -only ..have, tried, to shoot  him.   T\Venty-fiv'e'dollar'sl"���������Exchanjja-  '-Oysters   when   stale" will   open  easily  but ihe shell will close on the knife v/hcj,  fresh. ; ���������    ��������� ���������        .  Many Varieties of Them.  "Second Cousin Philenda's youngest  daughter, Mary Ella, is married," Fanner Hornbeak announced upon his return*  from> the village. "Niece Theodosia  stopped me as I was drivin along an told  me to let. you know that she'd just got a  letter from Okonk, where Philenda's folks-  live, sayin that Mary Ella was married  week before last to Professor���������er���������en���������  Somebody. I don't exactly recall what  the name was."  "A 'professor?" returned Mrs: Horn-  beak in pleased tone. "I guess, then,  ihat she's made a good match-"of it an  got a'man of education an social standin,  if so be that bf's a professor. I'm real  glad 'tis bo too."  "Waal, I don't know," said 'the old  man shrewdly. "That depends a good  deal, 'cordin to my way of thlnkin, on  what variety of the species he belongs*  to. -so to say. Theodosia didn't tell me,  an I forgot to ask. whether he is a dancin  master, a corn doctor, a piano tuner, a  piizefighter, ft boss physician, a layer  on of hands, a balloonatic. a seventh son  of a seventh son, a sword shallower, a  phrenologist, n bicycle rider, a magician  or an elastic skin man." ��������� Leslie's  Weekly.      .-  ' '     -     .-     '    '.   . .  Quite Possible Be. Knew.  ,   Tommy    (surprised)-���������:Why,    father,    1  thought-that'one spoonful o"f. sugar-was-  -> f always'ehough for my coffee?.-  y.-iMrs. BinUs shaving jtiPt let her husband in)���������Oli, John, it's raming!  )'"' After which remark Mr -Kinks may  not have been justified in what tie said;  'btn\ anyway, we should tiave said tho  same. I,  '.\ .  "WHEN   THIEVES FALL    OUT."  The News h������s repeatedly called  , attention to the repeated and needless changes of school books, and  ha>.mentioned the fact that the im-  /pression is gaining ground that  certain publishers of text books,  have a certain pull which enables  them 10 foist on a   long   suffering  r f "'  public, a number of new editions of  school books periodically; thus lining their pockets at the expense  of  < the masses, many of who are ill  able to afford the continued drain.  By referring to a wire from Toronto  re a .writ issued by the Morang Co.  and the Blackie Co., it seems there  , is a "School Book ring" in that  province, and that members of this  are in/,the habit of pilfering matter  ' from copyright works. < If there is  a ring, and we believe there is, and  . that its influence reaches .this province, it wouid be well that it be  exposed. In any case, the everlasting changing of books should stop.  Give.us more "reading, 'riting, and  'rilbmetic, and take off a tax which  it fast becoming far too heavy for  people to stand.  >������  Complaints are beiug made that  grouse are already, being shot between this place and Roy's. If this  be true, it 1b clearly a matter calling for greater vgilance of the police. The person who kills grouse  now, when the young birds are  scarcely quarter grown, shouldv,be  given the full measure of the law,  then taken out, well flogged with a  mule whip, and have a. dressing of  salt, pepper and vinegar applied as  a salve.  locals.,    : .  ��������� < Miss Atldie Smith   is   home   for  her vacation. *   <  Moore's f ^r best bacon, hams and  salt sides.  Messrs Barrett and Cressman  caught a good basket of trout, with  fly and troll, on the lake last week.  " The Girls Trinity Club desire to  thank the ladies who so kindly assisted by. generous gifts, etc., to  make the ice-cream festival a success. They also feel indebted to  Mrs Piket for free use of hall.  : ��������� Leisei's Big Store for camping  outfits.  Wire fencing to keep your chickens in.    Magnet Store.  The new engii.e started up Friday, but after hoisting a few trips,  it became evident that the drums  we're not strong enough to stand the  work. The full force of mechanics  were put on to reinforce the parts  wi'h iron bands and lagging, and  now that this has been dune, and  after the machinery gets well limbered up, the work of getting coal  from the lung inclines in No. 4  mine, will be made easy.  ''"-��������� "Now" said the judge, to the defendant, "you were some time since,  ordered to pay the sum of $5 per  month towards liquidating plaintiff's judgment. Please inform the  court why you have not complied  wi-h that order." "Va-al," said  the big Swede, "ai taal you, ai been  sick laang time, and ai tank ai  been sick again, needer, Yaas!  One of our citizens has suggested  having a gymkhana when the  flagship is in Comox again, which  is said to b* next month, when she  will sta3r for some time. The idea  is a good one, and the ship's crews  are in their glory   when  indulging  #U   Wki.sk/ f^Jh^ frnJsMs-       ,    '.'���������.',  -Jfa  &  dsf^i^Jb  *P  _ /  II '  in all fantastic games such as,go to  make a gym. If it could be arranged to have a ball game with  the Nanaimo team on the same day,  a most delightful "holiday won Id be  the reriiilt.v *   '        -\.  ' MrT. Whyte, of the "Big Store,*  on Friday last got word of the  serious illness of Mrs Whyte in Nanaimo, and left for that place at  once. He went overland, biking it  with Mr < J. McMiven, making ,  the ride to Nanaimo in less than 9  hours*. Mrs Whyte had been ill  from the result of an operation ������of  skin grafting to one of her arms,  which had been burned some time  ago." We are pleased to say the  lady is now progressing most favorably.  J. Walters, last week, carried his  trunk across the road to a new  boarding house. At least, Slim and  Plunkey, and the rest of the gang  srty so. The fever takes the best of  us Jimmy  * ' <  Try Can������pbell Bros, cream  pies.  Work was  lesiimed   Friday,   in  No. 4 slope, the new  engines  havr  ing  been put   together   by  forced  shifts.    The'" machinery\ works   as  smoothly as a clock.  Reading the advertisements is the  next thing to a tour of" the markets.  ���������Dry Goods Chronicle. ��������� " "���������'  P. Dunne, tailor,, of Extension;  who is suffering from a severe at-,  tack of appendicitis, was brought  into the Nanaimo Hospital yesterday evening to undergo an opera-  tion. :  Miss Todd, the obliging and  genial young lady of C. E. Stevenson & Co., left last Saturday. During her stay in, Cumberland,1 she  made many warm friends who regret to hear of her departure.  J ������   A BATCH OF J3ASIES.  Last week. Mrs^ A. McLaughlin  blessed Abe with a baby girl. Mrs  Sunel, a fine boy for Sammy, and  Mrs Soavardo brought Frank a  girl for luck., Wonder if the wet  weather has anything to do with  all this?  SCHOOL   BOOK   FIGHT.  Publishing- Firms at War Over Copyright of Certain Articles.  Toronto, July 8th���������[Special)���������  J. N, Morang & Co., and B. Blackie  & Co., the latter an English publishing firm, on Saturday caused a  writ to be issued to restrain Copp,  Clark & Co., W. J. Gage & Co., and  the Canada -Publishing' Co., from  selling or exposing for sale copies  Of the second reader authorized for  use in Ontario schools by the mini? ���������  ter of education, on the ground  that it contains reading from Black-  ie's and Morang's copyrighted  works. Morang is fighting what he  calls the school book ring, in this  province, because they refused to  give him a share of school book  trade, while using in unauthorized  reader^ selections that he claims to  ~be his own.���������Colonist.  RESERVE.  ,   NOTICE is hereby^ufiven that all   the  unappropriated   Crown    lands    situated  ; within the boundaries of the following'  areas are hereby reserved from pre-emption, sale or other disposition, excepting  under the provisions of the mining laws  of the Province, for two >eais from the  date hereof, pursuant to the provisions of  sub-section (5) of section 41 of the 'Land  Act,' as amended by section 6 of , the  'Land Act Amendment Act, 1901,"to enable the Industrial' Power Company of  B.C'.,Limited, to select therefrom timber  limits lor wood pulp and paper-manufacturing purposes, as provided by an  agreement bearing date the   13th day,of  ' June, 1901, viz:��������� -   <' .    r   l  'Area 1���������All'the . surveyed' land < on ���������  both sides of-Kinjjcome   River,   and   the  land surveyed between    Kingcome. Inlet  ; and Bond .Sound- ^  ',' Area 2���������Commencing at the', northeast corner of Lot I; thence following up  the river, at the'head of'Thompson's  Sound and its branches, a distance of ten  miles; and having a width ,on each' side '  thereof of one mile - "1  Area 3���������Commencing at? The northern boundarv of Lots 45, 55  and   56,  on  ��������� the Kle-na-Klene   River;   thence ' north  along the said river and'its branches five,  miles, and having a width   on each ' side  of one-halt mile, including   all   surveyed'  lands.     .__, ,' v       ' '        \   ..      ,  ' AREA 4���������Commencing- on   Wakeman  Sound at the south-west corner of Lot 61;  thence-west on'the 51st 'parallel  of platitude to a point noitlvof Embley Lagoon;  thence   south   to   said    layoon;    thence*  .south-westerly, following the passage between jKinnaird   Island    and   Pandora  Head to Mills Passage; thence to Queen"  Charlotte Sound;  thence   south-easterly  along the shore line   ot    N<iel   Channel,  , and easterly along   the   centre   of   Fife  Sound to ^Village  Po������nt; . thence   northwesterly to the, north  of   Trivett   Island-  t������ the mouth ������f Kingcome Inlet:   thence  nor h,along the* west shore'of  y\rakeinan  .Soundto the paint of commencement.'  AreA^'J���������Consisting.-of   Haibledown  and TtffWtr Islands."-'. '.     \T   * V".  ;'.;/*'- '-;     W. S. GORE,   \'\       /  ��������� ^Deputv Commissioner of  .,.."- Lands & Works.'  Lands and Works Departmtnt, k  Victoria, B.C.",'22nd June, igor.������ jy2,4t  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OP CUIBSRLANB  ���������* l o  TO REGULATE THE USE OF   BI-  CYCLESUN THE CITY"-OF  CUMBERLAND.  VVhebkas ifc is deemed t-xpodieafc that the  uso of bicycles in the city shall be regulated.  Be ifc therefore enacted by the Mayor and  Council'as follows:���������  1. Tims no person shall ride or   drive   a  bicycle at a paue   exceeding   bix    miles    au  .hour on ouy streot or alley.  2 That any person riding or driving a  bicycle ahall before the first day of August,  1901, have attached to mg\ bicycle when  30 driven or ridden a bell that when sounded can ^e distinctly heard at ��������� distance of  at 1 ast 40 yards from buch bicycle when in  motion, and such person bo rifling such bicycle shall sound such bell when passing or  meeting any i thor person, whether wal cmg  or driving whan hs arrives at a distance of  30 yards eff such other perbons to that the  bell can be distinctly beard.  .3. Ko person shall ride or use   a   bicycle  on any sidewalks in the city.  ���������4. Any person riding a bioycle shall  nitre out of tho way of any foot passengers  and at such a distauoe so that aueh foot  patiaeugera shall not be iuconveuieuced by  such bicycle.  5. Ail riders of bicycles shall pass any  other bioyole or vehicle when meeting, so  that su.oh othwr bicycle or vehicle shall be  cm hie or her right hand and when passing,  on his or her left hud, s>nd all drivers of  Tehiclei shall pass all bioyoles when meet.  lag ������������������thataach bioysle shall have ample  room on the beaten track to pass en his or  b������r rijjkfc hand and when passing on������ his or  hsrle'-. hand.  o. xi o person shall throw or place on any  street, avanue, lane or public place or cycle  track any tacks, broken glass or other  sharp or obstructive material liable to injure or delay aay bicycle propelled thereou,  or knowingly permit any such material to  remain ou any street, lane or cycle path in  front of any Premises owned or oocupied by  <^^/7������8ggy/������A/^^/^/j������^^ '- ys-s*'^^*-���������&&^j&&2.e'ji.ui  !  ft.  t      %  3  j^lK:E!'R'1l  CAMPBELLS  All kinds of CAKES, PIES, PASTRY,'etc, Suitable for  PICNICS - and - SOCIAL -./BATBHlip,  ALL  HOME-MADE  GOODS���������NO   FACTORY STOCK.     ������"'r       '      ',  2^I2STOEi,- PIES   03ST   S-AJTTJ'Tl'ZD.&rZr  I           FHESH BBEAD, etc., delivered daily, by Van.  a t * . i '  oiilfry  ,������������MMKJHIWUI')anNrU  .2   Foot, 5c. per yard \  3 ��������� , oc.       i    ; ���������     -    ���������  4 ,     1oc.  O I s,C.     ��������� ;   '  -'< . '.     ' '''''''<  Fencing Wire from.; 5c. to 5 3-40/per lb.  ���������Hailing        ."-;..   ".'.. } S 3"4C^V>  3-8 Coil Chain * 7 %c.,  Nav.vy Wheelbarrows,   $2:qbeach.   M������'.~i  ' ���������<   >      '      >1     ���������     ���������     ���������    ���������   ,     ���������/'.;,.'      ;Zs>ZG\    IS',:.'    *'   \ ?.,<,.������  4:  M  ,n  <<  him or her.  7. That any, person ruling a b ioycle shall  have between the hours" of suaset  nnd' son-  rise during tbe months  from   the   first   of  October t������ the Hrst of May1 in   each   year,  and from one hour after sunset to one ,honr  ' before sunrise of each day from the first day  of May to the first day of. October  of <eacb���������  year a light attached to such   bioyole -when.  so ridden,' and  such   light' shall' be. kept  lighted nnd bright so that it o*n bei clearly  teen a distance!of 20 yards from- the^ front >  ���������t the bicycle. / *    '-,     ;-)'-^1  8? Nop rscih shall carry a child   or ehil-.!r  dren upon a l-icyle ortrlcyole.'- -,     ^  9. Every rider of a bicycle er tricycle  sb^ll at all times when riding the same have  oontrol of the vehicle hy keeping one of h is  or her f iet on the pedals   rnd ��������� holdiug   the  c handle bars, and in case a number of ' bicycles or tricycles are travelling together  not more than two of them shall be allowed  to go abreast.  10. AI persons keeping bicycles for  sale or hire shall ktep posted up in a conspicuous place iu the store in which the  bicycles are kept a copy of this by-law and  shall draw the atten tion of any person ' hiring bicycles to the auid by-law and rejiulu-  tions thereof.  11. Any person or persons guilty of an  infraction of any of tbe provisions of this  bv-law shall upon conviction before the  Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or  Justices of the Peace having jurisdiction iu  the City of Cumberland, on the oath or  affirmation of any crodiblo witness forfeit  and pay at the discretion of said Mayor or  Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices con-  victinp, a penalty not exceeding twenty-  five dellars and co^ts for each offence and  in default of payment thereof it shall be  lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate,  Justice crJu*tices of the Peace convicting  a* aforesaid to issue a warrant under his  hand and seal, or in case the sr.id Mavor,  Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the  Peace or auy two or more of them acting  together therein, then under the hand and  seal of one of them, to levy the said penalty and costs, or penalty or costs only by  distress and sale of the off-mdor or offenders  goods and ohattels; and in case of no  sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty  and costs or penalty or costs, it shall and  may be lawful for the M>yor, Police Ma:  gistrate, Justice or Justices convicting as  aforesaid or any of them, to commit the  offender or offenders to the common jail or  any lock-up house in the City of Cumberland for any period not exceeding two  months unless the aaid penalty and costs or  penalty or costs be sooner paid.  Read the first time 20.rh'day of May, 1901.-  Eead the second time 8th day of June,  1901.      '  Read the third time 17th day of June,  1901.  Reconsidered and finally pissed the 15th  diy of July, 1901.  JAMES A. CARTHEW,  Mayor.  LAWRENCE W. NUNNS,  jy17,3t City Olerk.  Two very desirable^  4-RoomedGotta^esJiii  the best residential part'  of Cumberland^ ^Baf-,,  gai n s.: O wrieY leavi hor  the country; !Boha fide-  intending -^-piSrGKrf^ers;:  apply at' ��������� ::'j/':%^f?d  THIS-OP'PIBBV  jyo  4  Coluibia Flouring ���������������������������  Mills Compani  ENDERBY, B. C.  *���������- : ..l.  Hungarian,  Three. Star,  Wheatlets io-Jfi'  Strong Baker^l  R.P.Ritheti.Co.1  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria. B.QJ  Henry's Nurseries  and Breeniipusl  GREENHOUSE,;   BEDDING :OU  .    AND VEGETABLE   PLANTS.   f{  LOWEST PRICES.  Bee Supplies;Seeds, ariq  Fertilizers. .  Agricultural  Implements, Fr'sll  Baskets and Crates. 7  Fruit and Ornamental Trees.    j|  Catalogues free. i\  M. Jr HENRY  3009 Westminster Roa  VANCOITVBB, B. if  WHITE LABOR ONLY.  >1i  ^'^*JS*Pi*,CM:^'cvt::.'..'Vrt,^;si?i;������T!7T7.

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