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 SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY,   JULY 8th 1S99  Se-^ei-^ e&  Victoria  B. G,  Furniture,  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Blankets,  ft)    Wallpapers,  ; Table Lineps,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  Crockery,  Glassware,  ' Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Wooden ware,  Bar Outfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS.  Complete House'Furnishings.  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms_ west of  Toronto. Send for our Large Illustrated Catalogue���������  Mailed, Free.  3������^!^3S??5@gS:5S2B5^5^@gggggggggggg ggg&eisSS&Z  A Carload  i  of those Excellent  Including one of their Magnificent  '"..Baby Grands..  ARE      ON      EXHIBITION      AND     FOR     SALE      AT  M.W.WaittScGo.'s  60 G������^eriWei}fc S*-* Victoria.  Don't fail to get our Terms  and  Prices before  selecting  a piano.  For the Mutual Benefit-of the  MINERS OF CUMBERLAND  Off the Wires  Ottawa, June 6 ���������Joa. - Martin's action  in refusing to acoepfc hia dismissal discussed  hero hia action iB regarded aa characteristic  of the atoriny  petrel  of Canadian  Politics.  The course of Semlin ia baaed on constitutional usage. The Premier ia tho choice  of the Liout������Gov. and tho ministers are tho  choice of fcho premier. In presont instance,  Semlin will have-to commuuicano with tho  Licut-Gov. and ask for Msirtin^a formal dis-  missal. If Gov. refuses to do so, there will  be no recourae for Semlin t-xcupt to tender  his own resignation,  Vancouver, C. A great quantity of inside  govt, newa ia published here to-day iudlud-  ing Martin's reply to Semlin.' He blames it  all on Cotton. In order that Cotton migot  be free to carry eut hia schemes it wa8 necessary to get clear of/Martin. -Cotton's  chief reasena are contained in the following  letter from Semlin which reada as follows:���������  Deer Mr.Martin:* < , *  Yours of the 1st reached me this P. M. in  it you say you think it would be more satisfactory if I would put in writing the  grounds on which I gisked '. " you to resign  to resign your seat in my Government. I  think I mentihned your absence from your  office the discussion of executive matters  outsidh of council and to parties not of  council. Your speech at.Rossland in which.  you threatened that a appropriation should  not be expended because some of those present had offended you.  Yours Respectfully  C.'A. Semlin.  On the other hand, Martmclaims his office  was never better run. He claims the premier had to quit  Lands and   Works   Dept.  because he was unfitto manage it. '  .     *.  -.  Nanoimo,6. The bpdv of Panuer a sea������  man of H.M.S.Egeria.dropned .Juno 8, was  found yesterday. ' o  Tartar is taking in coal .for San Francisco  whence she wiU carry   troops   to   Manilla.  -   .  "- ���������:'*���������������������������;''-. ���������    -���������*... ,y '  London,7.    Desperate   rioting at Barcelona last .night.   .Three   killed.      Martial law declared.  'Winnepeg*,6. Mrs. Lane wasshotdead  by a tramp this afternoon.  Winnpeg*,7. ' A tramp supposed-to be  murderer of Mas. Lane was arrested at  IJrannon last night.  Vancouver, B. C. 7.���������Dawson City has  had another big fireon June 14th. News  just reached theSound to-day. Theres-  icent section suffered heavy loss, over  fifty buildings were burned. The loss  was about $15,000.  Victoria, B. C, 7.���������Word reached us  to-day that the first train of the White  Pass Railway arrived at Bennett to-day.  There was much rejoicing over th&event.  Ainsworth, Neb., 7th.���������A destructive  cyclone passed here this afternoon, bearing houses, barns, fences and bridges to  the ground and breaking then iuto  kindling wood. Several deaths are reported  and the   crops .illare  de;troyed.  however, was successfully frustrated by timelyo rushes   of   the halfbacks.    Play ruled even for a time,  the Courtenays having  hard   lines  in not scoring a goal on  one  occasion.    After a free kick for some irregularity not seen from the reporter's position, the "Bluejackets"  got  the ball and sticking to   it   scored  the first goal, twenty   minutes  after the kick   off.     The   following  play favored the Navy team,  until  a fine rush by the Cumberland forwards carried the ball close to   the  Navy goal through  which   it, was  accidently kicked  by   one   of   the  sailors ih his attempt to  get   it   a-  way, this scored  Courtenay's   first  point amidst much  cheering   from  the on-lookers.    The seafarers now  woke up and one little  chap   zifter  persistently trying ear five minutes  succeeded in scoring, the ship's  2nd  goal.   Good combined play , of   the  Amphion forwards followed, and   2,  more goals were placed to their credit before   the   half   time   whistle  sounded,   when   the    score   stood  "Amphions" 4 goals,  Courtenay 1.  After 5 minute's well earned   rest,  play   was   again   resumed.      The  Courtenay boys played  up   pluck-  ily, but could  not break   through  the   Navy   defense.!     Several   fine  rushes, ably backed up by the halfback's, being broken up by the Am:  phion's back's, who - repeatedly   re-  : turned,the ball to   their   forwards,(  who, carrying it with them .shortly  scored two more goals,   and but for  the fine play of the Courtenay goal  custodian  who   saved   some   very  fine shots, several more would have  been scored.    The Cfturtenays then  made better progress, and ��������� playing  well together  and   passing   unselfishly, carried the play   into   their  opponent's half and shortly before  the   "time   up"   whistle   sounded  scored their 2nd goal amidst cheers  The match, which was a good fast  one, ending in a win for the "Bluejackets," by 6 goals to 2.  To   speak   of    individual   play  -AND-  .SliMIOISr . LEISEB-  NEW   STOCK   OF  its'  iippiies  Blue   and  Miner's,  Clark's Patent Overalls   in  White.        Ellis'    Patent  Flask, New Reflector Lamp.  Copper Lamps.  EXTRA SPECIAL PICK  HANDLES. COAL SHOVELS,  Give us a Pall for our Mutual Benefits.  Victoria-, B. C.,77 No new developments have taken place in the Cabinet  crisis. All cerrespondence has been sent  to Lieut. Governor,Mclnnes.  Vancouver, B. C.���������Sir Charles Hib-  bert Tupper said to-day that his returning from Ottovva had nothing to do wich  the present crisis and that he has no intention of leaving Federal politics. He  believed that if any election should be  the outcome of the minister's quarrels it  should be fought on party lines.  FOOTBALL MATCH,  COUKTENAY VS. H. M. 8.   "AMPHION."  ������  ������  Itf  I  In rather wajm weather these  teams met in a friendly encounter  in Grant's field, Courtenay, on Saturday, July 1st, before a good attendance of spectators. The "Bluejackets" winning the toss, kicked  off shortly after 2 o'clock, and with  the sun in their faces at once began  the attack, both sets of jorwards endeavoring in turn to keep the ball  in their fighting line.     This   play,  would be hard,   the   reporter   not  knowing the surnames of the various Jacks.  Georges  and   Toms   of  the Courtl nay's, who, from time to  time distinguished themselves, and  also unnecessary, as   matches   are  not'won by   individuals,   but   by  combination; unselfish passing and  backing up.     This can only be obtained by practice and taking into  consideration that   the   Courtenay  club is a new one, this   match   its  first and the clever play   of   many  of the team, there is no doubt   but  that the club is to be congratulated  on its promising members.      Great  praise is due to  the   captain   and  referee, who kept the teams well in  hand,   and   thereby   giving   such  good spirit .to the game that no unpleasantness  maraed the very   enjoyable afternoon.  The following were the respective  teams:  COURTENAY TEAM.  G. Carwithan, K. Carwithan, J. Roes, 0.  Meyer, E. Parkin, K. G-rieve, W. Slater,  V. Halliday, E. Thomas, (goal) M. Bull,  (captain) M. Halliday, (referee )  H. M. S. AMPBION'S TEAM.  C. E. Mathews, A. B.; J. Williams, Pte.  R. M. L. I.; G-. Matthews, P. O. 2ud 01.;  E. Roe, P. O. 2nd 01; H. White, stoker;  H. Dwyer, P.O. 2nd CI; J. Balsdon, A.B.  T.Miller, A. B.i J. Dunn; H. Martin,  stoker, (goal);* Dieutenaut Wellbum, R. N.  R., (captain); Mr. Andrews, R.N. (referee  A PRESENT TO SIR WILFRED  LAURIER. '      -   '  The proposal to raise $100,000 ass -  a present to Sir  Wilfred Laurier tq  tp enable  him to devote his  whole  time to public affairs illustrates one  feature of Canadian  politics which  noteworthy.    It affords one more  illustration.of the truth of the C$tt-.  adian  boast that our public men  cannot amass even a competencyi$  public life.    It  has so   happened,  that very  few- men  with  any in--. '.,  herited wealth have ever  taken an.  important part in our public affairs,  and  while there  have  been a few- '  conspictuous. instances where poli-.'  ticians  have used, their power td  their  direct pecuniary advantage,, ������������������  they are very few,  and the guilty-    '  persons haye been shown that there. ,  is np, place for them in public life.'  With all the. exceptional opportun-.  ities at his disposal,to- accumulate.  wealth,  Sir John  Macdonald diedl'  comparatively    poor.     Sir    John   -  Thompson made his,small fortune!1' -  before  he entered in politics.   Sir"-/'!  John Adbot was wealthy  before he   .  entered . public    life!    Alexnnder-!  -'--���������  Mackenzie *Was only' iri' mocerate.,  circumstances.    Sir Charpes Tup-,   -"  per is by no means a wealthy man,    *.  every  one knows that  Sir Wilfred  Laurier   has   little or   no ��������� private;  means.    What is true of the3 pre**.   ' '  miers is  true of most all tbe men.  who have held cabinet positions iii  -//  the Dominion*.  A few of them haye* ,/,  been men of  wealth,  but only of a.,   ,  very few of them has  it ever been;    ,  suggested that they grew rich at the.  expense of Canadian people.  Doubtless  many  of   our public-;  men   hove indirectly   found  their*  position a source of pecuniary ben-.  efit.    Public  office is a  species of;.  advertisement,'which brings a. man,  and his talents before the people in.  the  best possible  way..  The factfc  a man has held a- cabigetpffica is in,  the nature of a certificate of his a-.  bility and integraty, and; ijt is easy  to imagine how, this may be of great  advantage in  a perfect legitimate  way.   The leader  of the party haB.*  perhaps,, Uttle leisure to.take ad van-.  tage of such opportunities as may-  offer in this way.    It will be a long.  time before we  have  in Canada a.,  leisure class  which will be able to-.  devote itself  to  politics and command the comfidence of the people.  -���������Colonist.  /        ���������'." '���������'../':'  THE, LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  Musical  Instruments in B.C.  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  P. O. Box 143.  PIANOS,. ORGANS,  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,  BANJOS,  AUTOHARPSi  All the latest Sheet Music  and Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. Needles and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue. HTT  III  By GEOEGE GEIFHTH.  [Copyright. 1808.  by the Author.]  "Then there began ft very strange  and���������although 3*011 may think the term  cm ions���������a very pathetic waiting game  'between us He knew tliat in spite of  ,'jia temporary victor I had really solv-  ���������!d the mystery auci was 611 the right  tiack 1 knew tbat the great diamcj'd.  ' was ont yon dor .suir.ewl.ere among che  - aills or on tlie velilt. and 1 knew. Un:.  ���������that he was only waiting for my vigilance to relax to go out and get it.  "Day alter da}', week after week and  month after month tho gani'b went on  in silence. We met almost ever}- day.  His credit had been completely restored  at Do Beers'. Lomas, his connection,  und, as I firmly believed, his confederate, had .beon, through his influence,  sent on a mission to England, aud wlran  he went I confess that I thought the  game wa.s up; that Marsden had somehow managed to recover the diamond,  and that Lomas had taken it beyond our  . lench.  ''Still   I watched and waited, and aa  lime went on I &"*iw tliat my fear.-- were  groundless and that   the  gem wa.s still  on the veldt or in the hill:-;.   He kept up  bravely for weeks, but ut last the strain  began to teil upon him.  Picture to yourself   the pitiable   position   of  a man of  good family in the old country, of  expensive,   tastes   and   very   considerable  ambition, living here in Kimberley ou  a  (--salary   of  some   ������12 ��������� a week, worth  about ������5 in England, and knowing that  within   a few miles  of  hini, in   a spot  that he alone knew cf, there lay a concrete fortune of, say, ������1', 500,000, which  wafi his for   the   picking up if   he only  :   dared to  go  aud   tako  it! and  yet  he  . dared not do so.  "Yes, it is a pitiless trade, this of  ours, and professional thief catchers'  can't afford to have much to do with  mercy, and j7et I tell .yon that as I  watched that man day after day with  the fever growing hotter in his' blood  aud the unbearable anxiety tearing ever  ��������� harder and harder abi his nerves I  pitied him���������yes, I pitied him so much  that I even found myself growing impatient-for' the end' to come. Fancy  that, a detective, a thief catcher, getting impatient to see his victim ont of  his misery!  "Well, I   had   to wait  six months���������  that- is  to say, I   had   to wait   until   5  o'clock this morn ing���������for tho end.   Soon  after 4 one of my men cam,o.and knocked, ms, up.    He brought a note into my  bedroom raid T. read it   in   bed. . It was  ���������from Philip Marsden, -a.-iking me   to go  '���������r.ud see him at once and alone.  I -went,  .;.s you may be sure, with as littlo delay  .as possible.    I found him  iu his sitting  room.    The lights'wero   burning.    He  ���������was  fully dressed  aud   had  evidently  '. been up all night.  0 "Even I, who had 'scon tho despair  "that conies of crimo in most of its worst  forms, was shocked at tho look of him.  ���������i-till he greeted me politely aud with  ���������perfect composure. Ho affected not to  ?eo the hand that I held out to him, but  asked me quite kindly to sit dowu and  havo a chat with hini. i sat down, and  when I looked up I saw him standing  in front of me, covering me with a  brace of revolvers. My life, of course,  was absolutely at hia mercy, and, .whatever 1 might have thought of myself or  lhe situation, therb;v.*as obviously nothing, to do but to sit still and wait for  developments.    *' ,  "He began very quietly to tell me  why he had sent for me. He said: 'I  wanted to see you. Mr. Lipinzki, to  clear up this matter about the big .diamond. .I havo se^n for a long-time���������in  fact, from that Sunday night���������that you  had worked out a pretty correct notion  as to the way. that diamond vanished.  You are quite right. ; It did fly across  the yeldt to the Barkly hills. I am a bit  of a chemist, you know, and when 1  had once made Up my mind to steal it���������  for there is no use in mincing words  now���������I saw that it wouldAbe perfectly  absurd to attempt to smuggle such a  stono out-by any of the ordinary methods.  " 'I dare say you wonder what these  revolvers are for. They are to keep you  therein that.chair till I've done, for  one thing. If you attempt to get out of  it or titter a sound, I  shall   shoot you.  If you hear me out, you will not be injured, so you may as well sit still and  keep your ears open.  " 'To havo any chance of success I  must have had a confederate, and I  made 3-oung Lomas one. If you look en  that littlo table beside your chair, yon  will see a bit of closed lead piping with  a tap in it and a pieco of thin sheet in-  dia rubber. That is the remains of the  apparatus that I us-*od.    1' make them a  pense uo longer. Eetween you���������3Tou and  that infernal stone���������3-on have wrecked  my health and driven me mad. If I had  all the wealth of De Beers now, it  wouldn't be any use to me, and tonight  a new fear came to me���������that if this  goes on much longer I, shall go mad,  really mad, and ih my delirium rob myself of my revenge on you by letting out  where I hid it!*  "'Now, listen.   Lomas has gone.   He  present to you.    Vou  may   like to   add U is beyond your reach.    He has changed  them to your collection.  " 'Lomas, when he went on duty that  Saturday' night, took the bit of tube  charged with compressed hydrogen and  an empty child's toy balloon with him.  You will remember thatthat night was  very dark and that the wind had been  blowing very steadily all day toward  the Barkly hills. Well.';'- when everything was quiet he filled tho balloon j  with gas, tied the diamond'��������� j  " 'But how did he get the diamond j  out of the safe'*' Tho secretary saw it ]  locked up that evening!'I exclaimed, j  nij- curiosity getting the bettor of my ]  prudence.  " 'It was not locked up in tho safe  nt all that night,' ho answered, smiling  with.a* sort of ghastly satisfaction.  'Lomas aud 1, as you know, took the  Say of 'diamond:: to the safe, and, as  far as tho secretary could see, put them  in, but as he put the tray into its compartment he palmed the big diamond as  I hat! taught him to do ina-good many  lessons before. At. the moment that 1  shut the safe and locked it it was iu  his pocket.  " 'The secretary and his friends left  the room. Lomas and I went back to  the tables, and I told hini to clean the  scales, as I wanted to test them. While  ha was doing so he slipped the diamond  behind the bos, aud there it lay between the box and the corner' of the  wall until it was wanted.  '" 'We  all   left   the   room as   usual,  and, ay  you ��������� know, we were   searched.  When Lomas went on night duty, there  was the- diamond   ready for its balloon  voyage.    He  filled   the   balloon just so  ��������� that it lifted the diamond and no more.  Two of  the windows'were  open on account of  the heut.    Ho watched his opportunity and -..?!.**-initted   it   to the air  about   two   hocS:  before   dawn.    You  know what a'sudden fall thero is in the  fceinpernlure here  just before daybreak.  I calculated upon  that  to  contract the  volume of tho, gas sufficiently to destroy  the balance and bring the balloon to tho  ground, aud I knew that if   Lomas hud  obeyed   my instructions   it  would  fall  either on the veldt or ou this side of the  hills. . "  *  " 'The balloon was a bright red and,  to make a long story short',' I started  out before daybreak, that morning, as  you know, to look for buck. When I  got outside the camp, I took compass  bearings' and roclo straight down the  wind toward the hills. By good luck or  good calculation or both I- must'have  followed"the conrso of the balloon almost exactly, for iii three hours after I  hit the camp I saw the little red .speck  ahead of me up among the stones on the  hillside.  " 'I dodged about fcr a bit, as though  I were really after buck,'in case anybody was watching me. I worked round  to the red spot, put my foot on the balloon and burst it. I folded the india  rubber up, as I didn't like to leave it  there, and put it in my pocketbook.  Yon remember that when yon searched  me you didn't open, niy pocketbook, as  of course it was perfectly.'.'.flat ..and  the diamond couldn't possibly have  been' in it. That's how you missed your  clew, though I don't suppose it would  have been much use to.you, as you'd, already guessed it. .-However, there it is  at your service now.'  " 'And the diamond'?'  "As  I-said   these   three   words  hia  his ziaine, his very identity.' I have'  scut him by different posts and to different names and addresses two letters.  One i.s a p!:m, and the other is a key'to  it. Willi those two pieces of paper lie  can find the diamond. Without Chq'nj  you can Jbniit lor a century and never  go near it.  ���������" 'And now that you know that���������  tliat f ybur incomparable stone, that  should havo been mine, i.s out yonder  somewhere whor.- you can never iind it,  you and the De Beers peoplo will, bo  able-to gr.es*- at tho tortures ol Tantalus  that you have made mc endure. That is  all you 1:1:' .������ ,*;<.i; by your sinnrtuco:;.  That i.s my ..���������r':.u*y to yon. curse yen! If  I had my way, I would send .yon ai) out  there to huuL for it without food or  drink till yon died of hunger and thirst  of body, as you havo made mo die a living death by hunger and thirst of  mind.' '  "As ho said this he covered n:e with  ono revolver and put lhe inusfcio of (.ho  other into his mouth'.' With an-ungovernable impulse I sprang to my le;1!. lie  pulled both triggers at once.',One bullet  passed between my aim and my body  ripping-a pieco out of my coat. The  other���������well, I can spare you the details  He dropped dead instantly.-"  "Aud th*  diamond':',' I said.  "Is at your service, " replied the inspector "in his suavest manner, "provided that you can find it���������or Sir. Lomas  and hi-*; plans."  Till*'   IC.'D.  PERSONALITIES.  whole manner suddenly changed. So far  he had spoken quietly and deliberately  and without even ,a trace of angeivin his  voice, but now'his white, .-junken cheeks  suddenly flushed a bright fever red, and  his eyes literally blazed at me. His  voice sank to a low, hissing tone that  was really horrible to hear.  " 'The diamond !' he-said. 'Yes, curse  it and curse you, Mr. Inspector Lipinzki���������for it and you .have been a curse to  me! Day and night I.'aive seen the spot  where I buried it, and day and night  you have kept your nets spread about  my feet so that I cob Id not movo a step  to go and take it.    I can   boar,   tho  .su.s-  ������������������Guilt.y," but Penitent.'  Among the specialists whom the gov  eminent employs hero in Washingtcu  is a learned gentleman who ��������� was once*  the superintendent of n Sabbath .school.  ��������� Oue of ;the stories-he tells of that epoch  is of a day when a visiting clergyman  addressed the,school. On the very front  seat sat a pale little boy who had come  to Sunday school that morning for the  first time in his life. He watched the  visiting clergyman with almost painful-  interest. The visiting clergyman was a  huge man, with great, dark oyes and  a voice litre unto that of the bull of  Bushniu.    He rose.  "Children,"    he    thundered,    "who  marie this glorious universe?"  His black eyes glared fiercely'at the  new boy-01'i the front seat. The urchin  squirmed and trembled. ���������  . "I did. sir/' he said huskily, "but  I won't ever do it again. "���������Washington Post.  A Co-il   I)iv<-;r.  Some years ago an English diver  7"ho was at work on a sunken-wreck oil'  the island of Diego Garcia had a visit  from the .--ame shark every day for a  week. At first- he had no trouble in  scaring it away, lt was enough if he  gave a turn to the escape valve in his  helmet aud let out a little air. But at  the end of the week it had become very  tronbl.-sonio. The diver signaled for a  knife, and a looped rope and theu bo-Id-  ly held out his-bare hand as a,bait to  the shark. The monster came on /.with a  rush and was turning on its back when  it was otabbed by the diver, who then  passed the loop around its body and  sent it up to the surface. "A cool head  should 'certainly, be included in the  equipment of a man who seeks to earn  his bread in the'sea.���������Good'Words.  Senator Fairbanks has been presented  with a Spanish sword, the -gift of a  eoldier admirer who captured it at San  Juan.  Rear Admiral Philip, who is now at  the head of the Brooklyn navy yard,  gets a salary of .$4,000 a year for his  new duties.  Ex-Senator Edward Murphy has the  unique record of never having addressed  the senate" during the entire six years  of his service at the capitol.  The queen of Roumania is a licensed  lecturer, the queen of Portugal is a  physician undone of the best milliners  of Europe, and ex-Empress Frederick  is a florist  Lord Russell of Killowen, the lord  chief justice of England, hails from  NewrjT. the place'of "high church and  no steeple. dirt3' .streets and proud people." according to Dean Swift.  Lieutenant Calkins, who navigated  Dewey's flagship t!-.'ough the battle of  Manila, says "The admiral was cool,  alert and mostly silent He wore a  white duck uniform and a golf cap."  "Uncle Dick" Thompson of������������������ Torre  Haute, [nd.. once secretary of the navy, who has" reached his ninetieth year,  served in congress with Jolin Quincy  Adams. Lincoln, Webster. Calhoun and  Clay  Ex - President Casimir- Perier ' of  France, who is the president of the  French branch of the Franco-Scottish'  society, has1 just been elected an honorary member of ' the Scottish branch in  Edinburgh  The rheumatism from which Cornelius Vanderbilt has been suffering is-  not. as is popularly supposed, a new ex*-  perience for the millionaire, for he has  been a victim to the disease ever since  early manhood.  The Lalande prize of the French  Academy of Science has.been conferred  upon Professor A. C. Chandler of Cambridge. Mass., in recognition of "tlie  splendor, the importance and the variety of his astronomical work. "  Rear Admiral K'antz, who has been  dispatched tb look after our interests in  Samoa, is an Ohio man, 60 years of  age. aud an Annapolis classmate of Admiral , Dewey, with whom, as a midshipman,, he made his first cruise on  the old frigate Colorado.  Ex-Senator William V. Allen of Nebraska, during the Fifty-fifth congress,  made the longest speech ever printed in  The Congressional Record. This long  distance orator commenced speaking at  5 o'clock one afternoon and finished at  8 o'clock the following morning. His  subject was a history of money with  especial reference to silver.  Catarrh Cains  Be Cured.  Japanese  Catarrh  Cure  hits   siicces.sfdlly   coped   ivitli    this   most  ilaiig-erous disease, ;ui<1 cured  to **>t;vy cured.  Miss A. Knott, of Beaohville, Ont., writes: "If  wc had only known of Ja^aae-so. Catarrh Cure  years ayo, my iatlior would have beea saveil  from spending hundreds of dollars, and I would  have been free from the c-iiistant pain and annoyance of this nio.st ditgrusfcm-u: disease. I havu  had catarrh for years. My head was'stuffed,  up so tliat 1 <;onld not l-reathe .through my  nostrils. My breath was very,impure. I had  almost a constant pain in my head and over my  eyes. Norhiuj? I could k'ot j?nve 111c permanent  relief, until using; .la*>u.iu:s*e Catarrh Cure;-  TiYoni the very tirst ity.iveinu relief, and in a  short timo had ri-nujv-d th*- accumulation so  that 1 could bre-it he freely tlirorjyh the nostrils.  The pain loft niy head and eyes. Its effect  upon my ijr-jaih was ttuly wonderful, purify-  ing- and removing t'.vi'ry vcslige of tin: unplca's-  anc odor, and during (-he p-isb year since using  thtsremc. y have not Celt 1li ��������� l.-ast siirn ot my  toi-mci-ti-ou.-ic. J can h-,'lily recommend it,  and know of several others i:i our neighborhood  whom it. has cnrc-V'  Ko'd by all druvg ���������**!������������������<���������     at) cents.     Six boxes,  with cure jju.iranieo:l, for   -.Tii.    A tree sample  sent 10 any addivfs.     Knclosit   .'���������   cent  stamp.  ,  Address, Tho (JHiTiihs & Mucphersou  Co., 121  Church Street, Tmoiito.  A Waiter"* Dilcmmn.     -***������������������  * It was in one of the large down town  restaurants that the short little woman  and her tall husband went' for dinner  one night. '   *     *  "Will you havo oysters?" asked the  man, glancing over the bill of fare.  "Yes,'.' said the short littlo woman,  as she tried in vain to touch her toes to  tho floor. "And, John. I want "a hassock." '     .-    "  John nodded, and, as he handed hia  order to the waiter, he said, "Yes, and  bring a hassock for the lady. " ���������-'-  ->  "One hassock?" asked tlie waiter,  with what John thought more than ordinary interest, as he nodded in the  affirmative. Still the waiter did not go, <  but brushed the tablecloth with'a towel  and rearranged the articles on it several '  times, while his face got very.* red.  Then ho came around  to  John's side,  1  and, speaking sotto voce, said: "Say,  mister, I haven't been , here long, and  I'm not on to all these things. Will the  lady have the hassock broiled or fried?"  TURF  TOPICS.  Told  In  Detail.  Y.���������Is your wife honest? ���������  C.���������What do you mean?  "I mean do you   ever  find  in her accounts?"  "Well, I should say not!  to hear her!"���������London. Fun.  her short  You ought  The telegraph, lines in Chile are owned  hy tlie govern ment. A message of ten  words can ho sent to any part of tlie country, for about 8 cents.  A man In Berlin has adopted a strango  way of earning a living. He breeds rats  ���������and sells them for vivisection purposes.  P-TO-DATE,  SMT1FIC  Some people carry horse chestnuts in their pockets to frighten away rheumatism ;  others take Sarsaparillas or Salts when the blood is thin and weak and the nerves exhausted. One treatment is about as scientific as the other. The chestnut -probably has  the advantage, for it can do no harm. The purgatives do harm by weakening the body at  a time"when it most needs strengthening. Most so-called spring medicines are purgatives  ���������nothing more nor less. They make the bowrels active, but do not purify or enrich the  blood. A spring remedy to do good must be a restorative; it must tone and invigorate  the whole system.  is not a Purgative  9  But. a restorative that cures by building up the system and filling it with strength, energy and vigor. It is thoroughly scientific, and is endorsed and recommended by eminent physicians.  There is no guess-work when you take Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. If you have thin, weak blood and exhausted  nerves; if you suffer with headaches, backaches and sideaches, and the distressing, languid and despondent feelings accompanying a run-down condition, Dr. Chase's Nerve Food will positively and permanently cure yon ard  restore health, strength and vigor. .  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50c a box, at all dealers, or Edmanson Bates & Co., Toronto.  The stallion Caid. 2:07,-4. is now the  property of Count A. Potocki. who" has  a sStock farm in Poland.  Fred Ward of San Bernardino, Cal..  will bring Ella Madison, 2-.19J4. over  the Rockies again this year."  It is said that the old pacer Mam-  brino Hannis, 2 :1 ������%,,' will be campaigned again this year by John E.  Turner.  The 3-year-old filly Columbia, by  John R. Gentry. 2 :0()k* is thought to  have the German Derby at her mercy  this year.  The Cleveland Driving club thinks  very favorably of employing a regular  starting judge and timers for its races  this season.  Lena N. 3:05j*-f. -the world's champion pacing mare, has arrived in Cleveland from New York, to be bred to Star  Pointer.  1 T*9>4  The colored jockey "Soup" Perkins  has grown too heavy to ride and will  not be in the saddle again. Perkins was  a few years ago very prominent in his  profession.  \ j'iinmy.Michael, the bicyclist', is now  playing the role of .-exercise boy in the  stable of P. J Dwj-er He says he has  given up the bicycle and intends to  make a jockey of himself.  John Splan is quoted as saying that  he will arrange for a special excursion  train to run from Chicago to New York  on the occasion of the inaugural meeting at Empire City park early in September  A new trotting track is being talked  of in the vicinity of Bloomfield and the  Oranges, in New Jersey The project  contemplates co-operation on the part  of the Waverly Driving club, the Wav-  erly Fair association and the Orange  Horse Show association.  The old pacer, Doctor M, 2:1S&.  by King Mambrino. is owned by Fred  Cannon, cashier of the Northern Pacific-  Railway company, Brandon. Manitoba.  This horse, although 18 years old. won  six races out of 11 starts in 1898 and  was never worse than third.  ' T believe  MINARD'S    LINIMENT  will cure-every caso of Diphtheria.  MRS. REUBEN BAKER.    .  I believe   j&INARD'S    LINIMENT  will produce growth of hair.  MRS. CHAS. ANDERSON.   ,  Stanley, P.E.I. '  I believe MINAR'DS LINIMENT is  the best household remedy on earth. -  Riverdale.      MATTHIAS, FOLEY.  Oil City, Out.  THE   HONEY  MAKERS.  Division boards should be used in all  weak colonics.  Empty combs should bo given good care  so as to .<=avo them.  A south or cast slope is always tho best  location for an apiary.  Alsikc, alfalfa and white Dutch clover  are good honey plants.  The space, in tho hive should' be' contracted to suit the swarm.;  Any colony of hoes will be capablo of  turning robbers if proper inducements are  offered.  Comb when filled with honey is- Jiovcr,  brittle. It is only when empty and dried  out that it becomes so.  There is hardly any question but that  bees will- generally store more honey in  old "combs than in combs that must be  wholly built while tho storing is going on.  If you destroy the queen cells of a colony ready to swarm and divide the colony  into two, completing both hives with  empty combs, both will construst queen  cells again.  Bees do not swarm until the hivo is  well populated and honey coming-in from  tho fields; henco if combs aro put on they  should bo put on before any preparation  for swarming is made.���������-St. Louis Republic.  a  Th'ey-'Re  PITH  AND  POINT.  The man who itches for a thiag may  get it by lively scratching.  Some men judge by appearances, but  detectives judge by disappearances.  T.lr. Conrad Beyer's opinion  ���������of���������  DOAft'S KIDWEY PILLS.  No ono can bo healthy with the kidneys  In a diseased or disordered state. The  poisonous Uric Acid which it is their  duty to filter out of the blood, is carried  into the system aud produces Rheumatism, Headaches, Backaches and hundreds of ills and ailments.  Any one who has the slightest suspicion  that the kidneys are not acting right  should take Doan's Kidney Pills. They  are the most effective kidney remedy  known. Mr. Conrad Beyer, at E. K.  Snyder's Shoe Store, Berlin, Ont., bears  this out when he says:  ' 'Anyone suffering with kidn ey troubles  cannot do better than take Doan's Kidney Pills, for they cured my wife who  has been afflicted with pain in the back  and other kidney troubles for a long  time. They have helped a great many  of my acquaintances in this town, and I  must say they aro the medicine that  reach the kidneys with the best effects.-" t  A MASTER OP MAGIC.  TRICKS BY WHICH HOUDIN ASTOUNDED THE ARABS.  Oii������������ Iiintn.iiee AVIien tlie Great Mu{?t-  ���������L-iun JSxtricntcrt Himself From nil  Aivkirard Predicament l������y tl������e  Q-riieliiiesit of His Wit.  To witness'Houdin's first performance  ln Algiers the neighboring tribes were invited. The theater was speedily filled  with- them and the French oJIicials, who  attended in all their pomp and glory. Interpreters were scattered through the  house in order to repeat Houdin's remarks  to the natives in their own language.  With true oriental dignity and gravity,  tho Arabs witnessed the first few tricks in  stolid silence, but tho taking of a huge  cannon ball from a borrowed hat arc used  great excitement.  . Then came the great tricks of the oven-*  ,    ing,  especially prepared  to  astonish   tho  Arabs.'  "By a wonderful   power which   I   possess," said   Houdin, "I  can  deprive  any  ���������man of  his strength.    I invite any one to  prove my words."  On this being interpreted  to the Arabs,  a tall, strong man stepped forward on the  stage.    Houdin held   in   his  hand a littlo  iron  box, and, balancing  ic  carelessly on  his littlo linger, he asked the Arab:  ' ''Are you strong?"  i    " Yes," replied the man carelessly.  "Are you sure of always remaining so?''  ' " Always."  "Lift that box."  The Arab did so and asked contemptuously, "Is that all?"  "Wait," said Houdin,' making a. solemn  posture. "Now you arc weaker than a  woman.    Try to lift that box again."  The Arab seized the handle and tugged  again. Mo could not raise the box an inch  lrom tho floor. After many attempts ho  paused for a moment to brace himself for  n final effort. , He seized tho handle again,  but shrieked aloud with pain, dropped on  his knees, then, rising, throw his cloak  - round his.faco to conceal his shame and  rushed from the theater, leaving his coin-,  patriots stricken with fear. The trick was  as simple as the result, was startling. The  box wa.s placed, on a powerful electro magnet, and tho current being complete, no  man on earth could have lifted it. An  electric shock, sent at a signal by Floiidin  from behind the stage, was what caused  the Arab to shriek and hurriedly retreat.  Bcforo the excitement caused by this  trick had subsided Houdin announced  that he had a talisman-which rendered  liiiii invulnerable, aud ho defied the best  shot in Algiers to kill him. A marabout  immediately sprang on tho stage, exclaiming, "I want to kill.you. " Houdin handed him a pistol, which the Arab, examining, pronounced a good one. -'It is a  good pistol, and I will kill you."  ���������'Very well,''said He-udin.'   "To  make  ���������sure, put in a double  charge  of  powder.  Here's  a wad."   Take  a  bullet from this"  tray   and   mark   it.  so  you will   know it  again.     Ham it into tho pistol well."  "lt is done."  ",   "Now," said'rioudin, "you say the pistol is a good  one, and you've  loaded   it  well; so kill me."  "Yes," replied the marabout. "I will do  that."  Houdin took a pear, stuck it on a kiiife  nnd walked a few paces in front; of the  Arab, and told him to aim at his heart  Ho fired, and tho marked bullet was seen  on the pear. After the powder and wad  were rammed home, and while tho Arab  was marking the bullet Houdin slipped a  . little tube into the pistol. This tube was  closed at the lower end, and into this tho  Arab dropped the bullet. As lie thrust tho  wad down with tho ramrod, the tube fitted  snugly on to it, and was withdrawn with  it, being polished to resemble it. Houdin  thus got- possession of 1 ho marked ball,  and all was then plain sidling.  On ono occasion during his visit to Algiers Houdin was placed in ;v very awkward position, from which he only extricated himself by his quick '.wittedncss  He was tho guest of an Arab chief, Abou  Allcm, and entertained his host and  friends by a few tricks. One of the company was a marabout, who asserted that  the spectators in Algiers had been merely  t duped by a vision. Houdin, however, produced the marabout's -watch' in his hand,  and, on feeling his sash, the 'marabout  found thero a .5 franc pieco. Convinced  by this and other feats that Houdin was  really a sorcerer, he challenged him.to repeat his performance in the theater and  produced two pistols. "You need not  '��������� fear;" said tho Arab, "since you know  how to ward off bullets." Without losing  his self possession Houdin explained that  his invulnerability lay in a talisman which  was with his possessions in Algiers. "By  six hours' prayer,'however, I can do without that talisman, and at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning you can lire at me."  At the appointed time there was a- large  concourso of Arabs, which tho news had  attracted. Tho pistols were brought and  carefully examined. Tho marabout dropped in the powder, Iloudiri handed him a  bullet from tlie tray, and he rammed it  down. Houdin then loaded his own pistol and, walking about 15 paces away,  turned and faced tho marabout. The shot  was fired, and the Frenchman opened his  mouth and showed tlie bullet between his  teeth. " You could not,kill me," he said,  "and now you shall see what my shots can  do." Ho fired at tho marabout, and immediately a red splash was seen on the  whitewashed wall before which ho was  standing. .The Arab was untouched.  Stepping up to tho wall, he dipped his linger in the red splash, tasted it and, realizing that it was blood, collapsed in amaze*  ?ncnt.  Though the trick was simple, only a  floi-'U'n could have devised and carried it  out successfully. During the night he  hud melted some wax, blackened it to look  like lead, and run it into a bullet mold,  thus obtaining a hollow globe of wax exactly resembling a bullet in appearance  It was with this bullet the marabout loaded his pistol, and in ramming it down  crushed it to powder. A second bullet,  similarly made, Houdin filled with blood  obtained from his own body. This he  dropped into his pistol and rammed it  down very gently, so  as  not  to crush it  As it struck the wall   it was broken,  ing a. rod siilash of blood.  leav*  talking  ' Ivejr������ as DitiTCKtive Orgcna  Chora el knew what he was  about when he said that a man digest's as  much with his - legs as'with his stomach,  for wo know that exercise facilitates nutrition, increases the elimination of waste-  products, promotes appetite and under  proper conditions is an aid to digestion.���������  Journal of Medciine.  Tlie Crown ot* Holland.  The crown of Holland is said to havo  erst giijUU.OOO.' In 1829 it wa.s stolen by  Iv.rglars and remained iii their possession  i~ji- nearly two years.  WONDER OF SCIENCE.  Legally Dead.  In Mexico, when a man is condemned to  , death, he is executed by being shot by a fllo  of soldiers, and tho body   is  left whore it  falls,1 to   be   taken  away   by  tho  man's  friends, if ho has any.  Not long ago a worthless fellow' was  thus executed and left in the open country  outside a small village.  Hut after the oilicer in charge had inspected him, pronounced him dead, and  tho soldiers had left tho man got up, walked to tho City of Mexico, 30 miles distant,  and entered a hospital.  He had a wound in his shoulder and  two more on his skull, but soon recovered.  The authorities now wanted to shoot  him again, but the governor of the province 'decided that tho man was legally  dead, tho lieutenant having said so, and  the Mexican was released.  Sound,In  tlie Air,  A writer in The Strand Magazino describes the astonishment he experienced  when, riding over London in a balloon at  a height of more than half a mile, he heard  the deafening rear of tho great city beneath him as it could not be heard when  on the ground. The noise, even , at that  height, was so harsh and intense as to bo  painful to the car. How perfect a sound  conductor tho air is was shown when tho  balloon drifted far oyer the city to a wooded part of the country, where tho murmur  of the leaves moved by the wind, half a  mile below,' was distinctly heard.  TIKAT)  KEST  WOIIX  BY  suh   backward   until  THE TALLEST WOMAN.  A  Mis* onr I   Girl   AVlio   Ih   F.iv.Iit   Feet  Two  Indies In  Height.  Something- more than "divinely tall"  is Miss Ella Ewing of Gorin, Mo. Her  height is S feet, 2 inches. Stye is the  tallest woman in the United States, and  there is probably no man in this country taller than she, although this point  has not been established. She weighs  256 pounds.  Miss Ewing is now 29 years old and  probably has her lull growth. It was  not until she was about 10 years of, ago  that she began to develop abnormally.  At 12 she was'tbe wonder of Clasgow  county. All through her teens she kept  on'growing until she towered far above  even the tallest men.  None of her ancestors was remarkably tall, and ber parents are merely  ordinary Missourians of good height.  Her father is C feet 1 inch, while her  mother is 5 feet 10 inches in height. For  several years she refused* the tempting  MISS KLT.A KWIJN'G. '  offers of .museum, managers, but finally  in 1S9M, when a mortgage on her father's farm was about to be foreclosed,  she.decided to lend herself for purposes  of exhibition. Since that time she .has  spent most of her time sitting on a  museum platform and selling her photographs. Hhe has not only made  enough money to pay off the -mortgage,  but she keeps her whole family in comfortable circumstances.  Recently Miss Ewing paid a visit to  her old Missouri home. She is still single, although it is'hinted that several  museum freaks of various kinds have  made tender advances. The young men  of Gorin,. however, even her old schoolmates, look upon her tremendous proportions with awe. Jn an impersonal  way (he whole country takes pride in  Miss Ewing and points to her as one of  the local products.  MI5S.  WHITNEY.  bent backward until the curve of the  shin, which pointed upward, had become  almost a straight line. Wich .returning  consciousness came the knowledge that  she was completely - paralyzed below the  point of injury. Between two displaced  vertebrae the spinal cord was imprisoned.  Although the brain was in perfect working order, its messages could not be  transmitted to .other parts of the body,  because the telegraph line was nob in  working order.  It has, until recently, been believed  that in such cases tbe cord gradually degenerated and that inevitably exhaustion  ���������and death soon followed.  Mi-. Whitney immediately wired to New  -York for physicians. The special train  which bore, Dr. Dana beat the,express  schedule, by ten hours. ^Special beds and  appliances folloAved. It was soon determined by the position of the head that  the. injury existed between the second and  third cervical vertebrae.  Mrs. Whitney's head was at once  placed ill a oasr*������of plaster ofc paris, that  no movement of the brad and neck might  be possible. A harness, completelv in  closing the head, held it rigid. To this  was attached a card which ran over a  pulley. At its end was a weight which  gently pulled upon the displaced vertebrae. When it was seen to be necessary to  remove the patient t.o New York, a car  Wil** remodeled so that no sudden stops,  quick runs or backward jci'ks could jar  her bed.  After reaching home the X   rays   were  for the first   time   used   to   ascertain the  full extent   of   the   injury.    Lying   day  after day   upon   her   back,   confined in a  harness   always   pulljnj:   slightly on the  dislocated   vertebrae,   a   beautiful yacht,  which was a little floating   hospital, bore  Mrs. Whitney from her Long Island home  ro which she bad    been   carried,    to   Bar  Harbor aud back.    She   wa.s not allowed  to   suffer   from ennui.    Everything   that  could be done was devised ������or her    entertain ment.  A private race track came into  existence, where skilled   riders  upon fine  horses competed   before   hor   "^e~.    Golf  links, tennis courts and things tliat could  promise, amusement followed.  Then came  architects   to   design   a .new house, and  Mrs. Whitney will soon   be  enjoying one  of the loveliest bombs in 'New York City.  Tho weight-bearing harness has now* been  removed and its place   taken by a sort of  sling called by surgeons   a "jury-mast,"  which brings the weight of   the   head on  tho shoulders, while it takes  all pressure  from the hock.  Mrs. Whitney sits up and  even-walks a little-*,   and   as   soon as her  new house is readv   she   expects   to  take  her old places in socifcty.    It 'is said  that  there is no   previous   n-cord   of any  case  where a patient so    severely injured  has  recovered.  Hits   Had   ."Many  N*-m<-s.  %  A PRINCELY GIFT.  SURGERY'S GREAT TRIUMPH   IN  THE  CASE OF  MRS.   WHITNEY.  Rescued From Almost Certain Death by  :i >'ew Method of Treatment���������Her  Neck Was Dislocated, Practically  lirokun, About a Tear Ajo, and She  Still  .Lives.  Although such wonderful progress has  Oecn made in surgery during the last 20  rears, in nb case has a, greater triumph  Deen obtained than in that of Mrs. Wil-  !iam C. Whitney, whose neck was dislo-  :ated, practically broken, about a year  igo, near Aiken. S.O., in a hunting field,  f-ier,horse, at a gallop, carried her under  i low bridge where her head came in  ���������ontact with one of the stringers and she  ivas thrown, unconscious, to the ground.  When raised, her head was   found   to   be<  Costliest    Wertcliiiff   Present    of    tne  New Mrs. Vanderbilt.  Among the many wedding presents  sent to Virginia Fair, now Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., was the costliest piece of jewelry ever manufactured  iri America. It was the gift of John W.  >Jackay to the daughter of his old partner, with whom he worked years ago  when both, were poor miners in the  days before the Comstock lode was discovered.  This princely gift is unique in size and  shape. It is something like a breastplate, but perhaps more like a stomacher.     It   is   large   enough   to   cover   the  PARIS ' MAREORAAIA  T?  WONDERFUL     DEVICE    FOR  EXPOSITION  OF 1900.  THE  DIAMOND STOMACHKK.  [Wedding present  from   John W.   Mackay to  Virginia Fair.]  whole fi'uiic of the bodice, and the entire,surface is set with diamonds. Mr.  Mackay must have bought brilliants  by the wholesale. It has not been revealed -just how many stones were employed in making this ornament, but  several hundred must have been used.  On this ornament are flowers and patterns artistically worked in diamonds  and gold. When young'Mrs. Vanderbilt  wears this on the front of her dress,  there will be no room for any ot'ier ornaments. In fact, the dress underneath might be of, the plainest possible kind, and' no one would know the  difference.  This diamond stomacher was the finest and most expensive of the wedding  gifts sent to the young bride, and to appreciate what this means you must remember that she received presents not  only from the richest bonanza kings of  the Pacific slope, but from all the great  multimillionaire families of the east.  She had ropes of rare pearls, strings of  old mine, diamonds and many big boxes  filled with gold ��������� plate, .but the gift of  the man who handled pick and shovel  side by side with her( father was the  greatest of them all.  JTro.ui Marseilles to Constantinople by  1 IHisio**, So Cleverly Contrived Tbat  J'.-ihSeiiS-erii AVill Hardly Realize Tbat  Tbeir Journey Ua������ Keen Oniy a Trick,  of tlie Imagination.  A   remarkable   novelty   at   the much-  talked-about Paris exhibition of 1900 will  be the Mareorama, , the   name, of which.,  fully explains its nature to the initiated.  It   will   be,    in   effect,   a   large   ocean  steamer, in which   passengers   will make-  an imaginary voyage  from   Marseilles to-  Constantinople; with the   illusion of sailing by a clever panoramic   arrangement.  The vessel, as our illustration   indicates,  will be mounteu upon a spherical   pivot,  which will, however, not ho   visible, and  the ' actual 'motions,'of   the ocean-going  steamer, in the. wuv of pitching and roll-  DR. GRACE AND HIS BOOK.  Cricket     Cbant pion     Well    Qualified     to  Discuss This Sporting Subject.  Dr. William Gilbert Grace, the famous  cricket champion, who will soon bring  out a volume of reminiscences concerning  tho   English .national    game,    is by   no  THE'  1'AUJt*   MAUKOKAMA.  ing,- will be secured by the action of four ���������  pistons.    To - still   further   support'  'the  illusion, the . passengers   will. ' find their  vessel floating-in foaming sea water,   the  scents of briny ocean will' be conveyed to  their nostrils, and the genuine routine of  a passenger   steamer   will   be   faithfully -  carried out.  The masts, rigging, smoking -  funnels and everyday, work   of  the crew, y  under the   command   of   an experienced  captain and   officers,    will   be(,accurately  reproduced, and it will not,be a   difficult   ���������  matter for the passengers of   the   Mareorama to imagine that thoy   are in reality  sailing the ocean blue.   AVhen mal-de-iner  assails tbem every   lingering   doubt will  probably,"be   dispelled.    In -the   waycof  scenery, too, there will be no disillusion.  Moving canvases,   50   feet   in height "and ,  perfectly   representing   all   the laud and  seascape that would   be   observed during  the voyage from Marseilles to Constantinople, --will- unroll   themselves   in panoramic motion, and so give to the passen-  -  eers on the stationery vessel the   impres-    -  sion that   they   themselves "are moving.  The building in which*  this   magnificent  amusement will be located "will   be   situated in the Champs de Mars, between the*;  Eiffel tower and the Montineaux station,,  and will be 131 feet in length, 118 feet in*:  width, and 75 foefc-in   height.    M.   Hugo***,,  d'Alcsi is   the   originator   of   the Maveo--  ram a and the   painter   of   the scenery hn  which it will be set.  A Lcarncil  Bitlcer.  The diploma of the Ecole du Louvres,  Paris, has recently been awarded to a  working baker for a successful thesis on  the book of Daniel.    It fell  to  M.  Le-  drain. professor of the Ecole du Louvre,  and M. Oppert, member of the institute,  to   examine- the   thesis,   and   they   and  others were convinced of the profound  and accurate knowledge of Hebrew possessed by the baker.    So brilliant is the  thesis that an effort is being made to interest  the state in  its publication.    M.  Galle,  this scholar  in  humble life,   has  ceased to make rolls.   He is now a corrector for the Imprimerie Nationale, and  it is expected that he will save even the  most learned from making blunders in  their beaks.  The Earl of Ancaster, iu his 6S years  of life, has borne more names than fall  to the. lot of most peers. He began lifo as  Mr. Ileathcote. the son of Lord Aveland;  at the age of :*7 he succeeded his father  as Baron Avelan-I; ten years ago ho became twenty-.second Lord Willonghby de  Eresby in succession to his mother, and  six years ago he was made Earl of An-  caster. It was through his mother that he  came into possession of most of his 132,-  000 acres, and of his three castles in  England, Scotland and Wales.  im. WILLIAM Cr.  GRACE.  means a cricketer only, as most people  believe. He is, as ' was .his father, a  capable surgeon and an able practitioner.  As a lad in Gloucestershire his father,  who was an export; cricketer himself,  taught young William the art of wielding  the bat as well as the scalpel. William's  uncle also took part in the lad:s cricket  education. Thus he did not lack the best  preceptors. Dr. Grace began his -record-'  making when he was 10 years old, and  has been at. it ever since, although he is  now 50. He is a superb specimen of English strong manhood, and there is no man  so well qualified to -write a book about  cricket, whether the qualification bo  literary or sporting, as is the old champion.  Dictions ami   tlie  Children.  Writing in The. Century on Charles  Dickens' interest in the cause of education, Mr. James L. Hughas. public school  inspector at Toronto, cinclndes'his article  by saying:  lie was the first great English student ot  Froobel.    He   deals   with    19      different  schools  in   his   books.  . lie   gives   more  attention to   the   training   of   childhood  than   any   other   novelist,   or   any other  educator except Froebel.    He   was one of  the -first Englishmen to demand national  control   of   education,    even   in   private  schools, and the, thorough  'training--'of all  ���������teachers...'He"expp.*5od- 14 types of coercion,  and   did   more than   anyone else to lead  Christian   men and women  to treat children   humanely.    Every   book ������������������������������������ he'wrote  exc.-pt two is rich in educational thought.  He took the   most   advanced position on  evory   phase    of     modern     educational  thought, except manual  training., When  he'is thorough lv  .understood   he will be  recognized a'.-? -f.he F.''o:d>.-l of England.  <.-;iJ>f,.    Coy-lil;* n    ->i'  I In;   I*.:i U- iffl*.  This is a portrait of the American  naval officer who at a banquet in New  York the other night caused ivy hi.*; recital  Texts for  the   Yomitf  Wife.  There are scores of texts upon which  the young wife will do wTell to heed exhortation���������keeping herself beautiful and  young and her household cheerful, orderly and exquisitely clean; studying deeply  the right selection of human foods;  adapting herself to her relations-in-law;  liberally tolerating, if not subscribing to,  her husband's politics and religion;  bravely defending him against; the adverse criticism of others, and never, never  censuring his weaknesses to relations or  friends.  I-cttcr **K"  tbe Most  Popular.  Did you ever think about the most use-  fid  letter  in  the   alphabet  aud   wonder  what it is? Even though you should think  of  it  it might  take you quite awhile to  study out  the  answer for yourself, so to  save time it is just as well to tell you at  the start.   It is E, which is used 120*times  to 90 times for T, which is second in popularity.    The relative importance of all the  letters in the alphabet has been pretty accurately agreed upon and a tablo of their  proportionate  values   is   appended   herewith: A. So; 13, 1(5; C, 30; I). 44; E, 120;  F. 2o; G, 17; II. 64; I, 80; J, 4; K, S: L,  ���������10; M, 30;  N, SO; O, 80; P, 17; Q, 5;  li.  OS; S,   80;  T,   90; U,   34; V,   12;  W,   20;  X, 4;   Y, 20; Z, 2.  Captain  of events at Manila  GOGHLAX.  in   which  Another Sell.  Bill���������I   have   just   taken  something  which was indorsed by my doctor  Jill���������What was it?  "A check. "���������Yonkers Statesman.  Fast Finger Talk.  A deaf and dumb person who is fairly  expert at finger language can speak about  43 words per minute. In the same space  of time a person in possession of speech.  will probably speak 150 worda  Admiral  Dewey and the German officers figured,  widespread comment at Washington and  in Germany. Captain Ooghlan commanded the Raleigh'* at the fight at Manila  Bay. '   I xi c o r r 1 j?������1> 1 e������  "Here's a poem written by a man in  jail."  "Of course, locking a poet up  wouldn't do him any good. "���������Chicago  Record.  ���������im ggg-*t'.<."W t!.'.w__ll!W*Hm.*W.'k''mt.*"M-'' ���������"���������-Hi-*'���������*" ���������������_������������������������;���������if^fLi.*^wrrmiK<n^r  r?iL$ CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.  ,*!&***���������  Kmcwi-ii^TW  Notice.  anHt������w**frm*iM{. jiuw-uu jjfhJtiMjMi  itwtt rirnm-fiTr  M.  E.  Bissett" Editor.  Snlscribers' failing to receive The  -News regularly will confer a favor by noti-  kyiii������ lhe.OSice.  The columns of Tjup Nayrs are open to all  who ���������wish to express dierein views on matt-  krs of public  iuterest.  ' ' While we do wt hold ourp.rlves respon-*i-  ���������ble forthe-utteiances of co-fr.espondeuth' us  '���������reserve the r gtat' of declining to inser*--  communiea'ions unnecessarily personally,  __ VVh^en writing communications to  this paper, write ojn one side on-lv of  paper used,    printers do NOT turn copy.  S3- Advertisers who want tjieir ad  changed,    should,   get    copy in    by  12 a.m. day before issue.  ������������������ i - '"'- ���������      "~;r     ,    ���������       i       r~       , ,      .��������� ~n  SATURDAY,   JULY   8th,    1899.  An isastitutijOji -certainly  deserving  of more- practical   encouragement th&n it now receives is Union  -Hospital.    The .appliances for  sur-  ,gic,al opef ation-s are  of .the   crudest  kind.    The      accornmodai ions   for  ,,patie/its are poor.    The nurses are  .paid from $15 to .$20 per   month���������  no wgnder they're tired of  it.    The  |&ovt, have cut down  their   allow -  . an.ee and the hoard haye the greatest -difficulty in making  bojbh ends  pe^fe..  -We sometiimes   hear   -complaints   about   the   hospital.    All  ihose connected with the institution  ���������have done and are doing   the , best  that can be done under the circiim-  .stances.      But   the   circumstances  need to be changed.    A hospital is  an absolute necessity  in a   mining  town.    A properly equipped hospital, is eaually a necessity.    Since the  .Govt, is too mean to give the miners  f ,      - *-*~- -,  .a helping hand towards - maintaining the hospital, it remains for private individuals to -make a   move.  UNION WHARF SCHOOL.  Tbe school was honored with the  presence of a number of distinguish  j  pel visitors at the closing exercises.  Lieut-Governor Mclnne--, P. O. Inspector Fletcher, Jno. Grant Esqr.  ex-mayor of Victoria, Rev. Messrs  .Marough. Corker and Fielding,  ���������with their wives, Walter Planta of  -Nanaimo and the representative  people of the district.  Rolls of honor were awarded   as  ��������� i  follows; General progress, C.  Hooper. Punctuality, Cleda Drew,  Deportment, R. Humphrey. Mrs,  ���������Hooper's prize to best speller,  awarded to Archie M cLane. Lieut  ^Governor's prize for 2nd best speller, to C. J. Hooper.  T. L. Brown's prize for gen lie-  manly conduct, to Archie McLane.  T. L. Brown's prize for ladylike  conduct, to Bessie McKay.  M. McKinnon's prize for excel-'  }ent progress, to Margaret Ray.  At the conclusion of exercises,  Hia Honor addressed  the children  TO William Tree and all  others  .whom it may concern,   I,   Samuel  Davis, of Union, B. C, hereby give  you notice that I demand payment  of the sum of  six hundred  dollars  ($600) and interest   thereon at the  rate of 8 per   centum   per   annum  from the 30th day of November,one  thousand eight hundred and ninety  six, due to me, the said Samuel Davis, upon a   certain   Indenture   of  Mortgage executed by the said William Tree to me and dated the 30th  day of Maj7,  one   thousand   eight  hundred    and   ninety-four,      and  which Mortgage was  registered   in  the Land Registry Office at  VictOT  riain Charge Book, Vol. 13, Foi. 53  No. 16,322 b,'for securing the payment of six hundred dollars ($600)  and   interest   thereon,   as   therein  mentioned, on tbe following  property,   namely:     tAll   that   certain  parcel or tract of land   and   premises situate lying and   being   composed of lot niuety (90) in  Comox  District.  And take notice, that unless  payment of the said Mortgage Money and' Interest, Costs and Expenses be made within forthwith the  publication of this notice, the said  Samuel Davis will proceed, without any consent or concurrence  on  c*  your part, and without any farther  notice to you to enter into possession of the said premises, and to receive and lake tbe rents and profits  thereof;        and        .whether       in  or-      out        of      possession       c f  the same, to make lease or leases of  the same, as I, the said Samuel Davis shall see fit; and  to sell and  absolutely   dispose    of   the   said  Lands and Premises, either by Auc-  t on or Private Sale, or partly   by  Auction   and    partly   by   Private  Sale, as I, the said, Samuel  Davis  may deem proper, either for cash or  upon-such terms of credit as I may  think proper, and  to   convey   and  assure the same, when'so sold,  unto the purchasers thereof, as I shall  ���������direct or appoint.     Dated Cumberland, this 4th day  of  July, A. D.  1899. SAMUEL DAVIS,  by L. P. ECKSTEIN,  ''' his Solicitor.  .WANTED.���������Apprentice to  learn trade,   j  gg^* WE      ARE      PREPARED  aud giri  to work, at Tailoring.    ApDly ?.t  p. Dunne's.                                                 JS^ TO  TURN  OUT   EVERY  g&T THING   IN   THE ��������� LINE'  $8* OF  JOB    PRINTING   TO  jgflT PLEASE THE  EYE AND  $8F SUIT THE    TASTE    AT  emr- reasonable   prices  Tlie lew. England. Hotel,  M. & L. YOUNG, Prop.  Victoria, Vauconvar Island,  C.  H. TARBELL.  DEALER    IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  iORDON    MURDOCK'S . .  LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������    ���������at���������  Seasonable' Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B.   fi.  Espimait & Nanaimo.By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  ��������� NOV. 19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WEI-LINGTOMT.  No. 2.������aily. No. 1 Saturday  A.M. P.M.  De. 9:00  Victoria Dc. d*25  "    9:28 ���������: Goldstreaxn "   4-53  "   10:14 SlL-uvx-iigan Lake .... ���������"   5.39  "   10:18 Dunc-ms 6:35  -    l'.M.  ������������������ . p.m.   '  "   12:2-1- ...Nanaimo 7:41  Ar. 12:40 Wellington  -..-������������������. Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTOKIA.  No. 1 Daily, No. 3 Sn turday.  A-M. ���������     A.M.  De. 8:05 Wellington  De. 4:25  "   8:29..' Nanaimo * " 4:30  9:55 Duncans.- "   G:flo  "10:37 .'.Shn\Mii^*ari Lake     "   6-46  "11:23     GoMsireain  **   7.32'  Ar. 11:50     Victoria Ar. 8:00 }\m.  Reduced lates to and from all points on  Saturdays and Sundays ffood to return Monday.  For rates and-all information apply at  Company's Offices. - -       ���������  A. DUNSMUIR, Geo. L. COURTNEY.  President. Traffic Manauor..  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION  liRING IT TO  .-   .-S tod dart.'  Opposite Waverlev Hotel. ���������  SUMI01. ���������  I am agent  for tho  following  reliable  companies: *  The Royal Insurance Compauy.  The Lc,z.dou unci Lancashire.  , Jambs Abrams.  FOR SALE.���������A number of  young pigs, difierent sizes. Berk-'  shires. Wm. Lewis,  Courtenay.  PURE MILK  Delivered  daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SO*l.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skrvices  in  [ the evening.     Rev. J.   X.  Wii.lemar,  rector.  f   ..    1  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning* and eveniny  Epworth   League meets   at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School  at 2:30.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor.  ST.' GEORGE'S PRESJ1YTERIAN  CHURCH.-���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W.' C.  Dodds, pastor.  f  St. John's Cutliolic Church.���������Rev.  J. A. Dnrand, Pastor. Mas.**) on Sundays  S:30 or 11 o'clock a. in. Notice of hour  given each Saturday.  MORTGAGE SALE.  UNDER and by virtue of the pbw-  ' er of,sale contained in   a  certain  mortgage dated the 30th  day   of  September 1895 and  duly  registered in the Land Registry .Office  at   Victoria,   B.  C,  in   Charge  Book, volume 13, Folio 891,  No.  811 D    the   .following  property  will   be   ��������� offered   for   sale     by  sealed tender viz:    East  half  of  Lot 4 in block 9 in the   town   of  Cumberland   according    to   the  map of Cumberland deposited in  the Land Registry Office at  Victoria and numbered 522 A  Tenders addressed to the   under-  ��������� signed and ported to him will  be  received up to noon of the   10th  July, 1899,,for  the  purchase   of.  the above,   mentioned   property.  The title deeds may be  inspected  aud further information received  by applying at the office   of   the  undersigned.    The    highest    or  any tender  not   necessarily   accepted,  L. P. ECKSTEIN,  Whitnej*" Block, Cumberland, B. C.  solicitor for the mortgagees.  Dated June 24th, 1899.  Cumberland  . COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND , SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be  sure  and stay  at  the Cumberland  Hotel,  First-Class   Accordeda-*->  tion for transient and permanent boarders. ,*  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with   Hotel.  Rates from .$1.00, to $2.00 per  day.  Samuel J. Pier'cy  Milk, Butter, Eggs,   and Farm  "j  Produce supplied daily:  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  ������ _ ' ���������'   . o  O   B3B    B "   ���������     o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Livery  . ��������� y    5  o  o-  o  a  o  o  o  a  o  c  o  . I am ��������� prepared to  furnish Stylish' Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  O  O  o  o  o  o  g D.  KILPATRICK,     ������  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  EspMait"- & lianaimo.'By: j  >. -*^-*3ti>i_>ti$������!!!*   -i  in a few well chosen [jjjwords, dwelling par.ticul3.rly on the evils of the  cramming system pf education, the  necessity of obedience to superiors.  Mr, McKinnon, M. A. the popular teacher, left last Friday for bis  home in Victoria.  So Vassar has decided that a cu-  linery education isn't needed in the  curriculum.    The girls believe that  t ������  after a course at Vassar they are el-  igihli*. to wed men who   can    afford  to hire a cook.  ,j..j ....  Preaclier and J'ufiili.s!- Cont-rastcct.  There lias been so much'moralising 01.  the sharp'contrast between tho victorious pugilist who win������ #00,000 on asuitflo  battle" and the country minister who  ',oils a year for hisJj-'SOO salary, Hint there-  is danger of forgetting the fact that the  bruiser rarely retains ;my of his ili-g-otten  booty.    '���������Enuy come  easy   -.roe's .seldom  has a better illustration," says the Boston Journal,  "John Mori*it;sey, who waa  once worth half a million, died without  a cent and -heavily in  debt.     Heemui,  who fought  with  Sa-yres  in  the  n:os������  fatuous match the world ever yaw.  like  Morrissey  turned   gambler,  and   for a  brief while rode on the top wave'of fortune,  but succumbed  to  eon-sumption,  alono   and   penniless   out West somo  where, a few months aftt-r lii.j wife had  been buried in the Potter's field. S.-vres,  his old foe, once  the idol of England,  perished in miserable   poverty in t^<  London slums,   and   Biiiy   Perry,  the  "Tip, ton Slasher,"   ended his days in &  poor-house."    We really c-an not see why  these facts should make* the five-hundred dollar clergyman   feel any  easier.  The "bruisers" had th'-  ���������-..������������������ i-ayy, Imd che  chances to lay-up someLliing ior old ;ige.  the clergyman  h;:s  neither  m-..aey uo?  .-.hance  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  FOB SALE.  FOR   SALE.���������101   acres   of laud   near  Courtenay.    App y at this office.  FOR    SALE.���������Valuable      property    in  Cumberland.    For further  information ap-  Iy to News Office. ���������  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail as'  follows, calling at way ports as freight and  passengurs may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  ' '    Nanaimo for Comox, ,      ^  Wednesday 7 a.m.-  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  _OK, Freight   tickets   and Stateroom apply on laoard,   -  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffics Manager.  COURTE IT'A Y  Directory.  COUIuTISErAY  HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor. *  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTOST,     Slacfc  smitli anti .-Carriage Maker.  Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill  Heads,    Envelopes,    Business  Cards, Shipping Tags, Posters,  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT   VERY     LOWEST   PRICES  .   ,    r 1 _Ya\\  ladytil   ULtii   in the province  STEAM���������Beer,-  Ale,   and   Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  loading  to  conviction  of  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs  belonging  to  this  company.  ENR T REIFEL,    Manager.  Don?t believe   all  the   evil   you  hear.  Want of tact is an   incurable infirmity.  Don't linger at the bottom of the  ladder.    Either   go   up   or   down.  The mau who buys Shorey*s Ready Tailored  Clothing looks and feels independent. His apparel is  just as stylish as though he had paid a high price to a  swell tailor. His appearance is a recommendation if he  is seeking employment. The simple fact that he is wearing Shorey's Clothing is proof of his well-balanced  judgement. And the guarantee card ihe finds in the pocket of each garment makes  him independent of all risk.  The clothes must satisfy fliim, or he casi have his money hack.  =-=x=  p  For Sal������ by Stevenson &  Co, ���acor-i^-py-u^-w-oi^wy* i * rwpa
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By J. R. Anderson.,
[ jRead at tlie Regular Meeting of fc-h-e
Comox Farmers'    Institute
May  18th,   1899.
When materials are   bought separately, the farmer can also   more
/���easily ascertain whether thearticles
���are   what   they   are    represented,
khan when'he buys them mixed; it
is not nearly as easy to detect   inferior materials in - the latter state.
Probably, however, the greatest advantage in buying ingredients separately, is the chance it gives   the
'.farmer to   experiment  with   mixtures of different proportions,  and
to afford him  the   opportunity   of
adding   more  of  any    ingredient
���which he knows by experience the
'.soil has been drained   of. r  Then
���jthere is the -educational side of the
question which is well wo th   considering.    There is little of educational value in using an   unknown
jnixture.     To purchase intelligently   unmixed   fertilizing   materials.
I Jvill ultimately lead in   most -cases
\o a well  grounded   knowledge   of
the   science   of . agriculture.     The
'trhe'v'farmer will be lead to se*-k tb
< i*
know what the  different1 forms -of
plant food are, what they do, and
\h<fw they,can be used-to best adv-m
tage. He will become, to a certain
^.extent, an experimenter and will of
necessity take a deeper  interest  in
it* *;��� |
^his work and the   operations of his
farm will be conducted on a higher
and more   successful   plan.      The
���'.necessaries needed for mixing fertil-'
izers on a farm are:   a   good   tight
floor of boards or  hard earth,  un-
jj.der cover, platform   scales, shovel,
| hand rake or   hoe,   and   a   hand
v-screen.    In making different mixtures it is necessary to  weigh each
ngredient separately, and if any of
it is lumpy it should   be- screened
and pulverized before being  added
\  ' '.. ���       , ���-.-������
When all the materials are weighed,
li begin by spreading the most buiky
In an oblong pile,   from   6   to   10
, inches deep, carefully  levelling off
the top, then add the next material
and so on until everything is added
, then begin at one end   and   shovel
over the pile, reaching to the   bottom each time, and throw   the  material in another   place.,   repeating
the operation several  times, breaking up any lumps that may be noticed.    Thorough mixing   it   must
-be remembered, is a   most   important   point.    It   is most   desirable
���therefore, that all the   ingredients
should be dry and finely powdered.
���If the materials are damp, they are
|xpt to stick togeth r, and form  lit-
(fcle balls or lumps, besides   if   }'ou
buy damp material you  must   re-
nember you are  buying  a certain
proportion of water.   I need scarce- 4
ly tell pou also that it is preferable
to buy concentrated fertilizers on
account of the smaller charges for
packages and transportation. One
can always add dilutents at home
in the shape of sand or dry earth
if necessary. '
The great object to be aimed at
in using fertilizers is  to   distribute
' ' '
concentrated fertilizers   over   large
areas, it is best to dilute them as   I
,have mentioned.    As between   applying    fertilizers   by   drilling   or
br.iadcasiihg, the  best  results   are
given sometimes by one  and sometimes by the other method   accord-
ing to the crop and' special   conditions.    When fertiltzers are special-
ly needed by a crop   in  its   early
stages, there is advantage  in   drilling them in with   the   seed,   and
when they are to be broadcasted, it -
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Job LOVE   AT   PLA\  Have you forgotten how we used to weave  Our childish fancies for the coming years/  I in my pride would have you then believe  That life meant love, and love could hold no  tears. .,  We built our castles in tbe shifting sand, '-  I crowned  you with the fiow'rs tliat fastest  fade;  We wandered through an all enchanted land.  We loved the sun and never dreamt of shade  Shall wc again be children and forgot  How once we parted and how dark our night-'.  In that fair pathway let our feet he .set  -    Which leads us back into the laml of light.  We'll   weave   fresh   garlands  on   thus   golden  shore,  But���������do you whisper something: m my par  Whilo  upon   mine your heart beat;* close once  more if "  Why play at love, you say, when love is here'  ���������Pall Mall Gazette.    '  THE BLACK PEAlt'L  "The heroine of my stor3'. " said the  dealer  in   precious  stones,   lighting  a  cigarette, "is a pearl, a   beautiful full  black  pearl   of extraordinary size  and  rare luster.    It is difficult to express its  value in figures. "  And this is thestcry  It   is  just   about 20 years ago when  ,one morning a 3**oung woman entered a  large jewelry store in  Budapest.   Every  inch   of  her  dress  bespoke   the   backwoods; her bonnet was a composition of  ���������glaringly disharmonious colors; in one  hand  she   held  a parasol of  old., large  > flowered, faded silk.    Every one of  hor  motions betrayed 'the country girl.   Any  salesman of experience who had watch  ed   her  entrance   into   the store would  have thought at once.  "Ah,' she wants  a cheap plated  bracelet, with the word  'Souvenir' engraved on it, as a memento  of this her first visit to the city. "   And  .������������������under ordinary circumstances he would  have been about i&ght in his conjecture,  but this time he wasn't.   She appeared  so  simple  and   artless, in spite of her  handsome,* vivacious black eyes and the  dimples  in   her   red   cheeks,   that   the  salesman   attending    to   her   omitted  offering her a seat.  The young girl, however, did not  seem to notice this slight, and uninvited  dropped down on a small red plush  fauteuil. principally used by the noble  customers of the store. She opened the  reticule hanging on her arm and drew  out a small package carefully wrapped  in tissue paper. After she had peeled  off layer after layer of the envelope she  took out* the nucleus, beckoned to the  , owner of the establishment and exhibited to him something she held between  her thumb and index finger. c  "What is the value of this?" she  asked in a in&odious voice..  The jeweler started visibly and took  the object from her hand.  It was the above mentioned pearl, of  such beauty and size that he hardly  trusted his eyes. At one place it had a  barely noticeab.V? flaw, which might  have been done by a former setting.  closed it in her reticule, drank the glass  of water courteously offered by the  salesman, and, in syjite of protests,  placed a 5 florin piece on the counter  to pay for the appraisement and went  out.  Twenty-four hours later the same  young woman, dressed, if possible, in a  more glaring suit, entered the store of  the jeweler of the court. The suit of  stores are situated An den Graleen, the  most fashionable street of the capital.  Vienna. I (the reciter of this occurrence) received her I was the principal business manager. She showed me  the pearl.  The attire of the woman was  out of keeping with the value of tho  jewel e-.it irely  "Before taking any other steps, miss,  it will be necessary for 3;ou to go with  me to the chief of police and explain in  what manner the pearl came into your  possession. "  Her eyes darted fire. "And if I refuse to do it?" 6he exclaimed passionately.  "Your refusal would compel me to  call   in a policeman." I rejoined dr}iy  "All right." she said: "I go along  with you, if this is the custom in Vienna when storekeepers are dealing  with their customers.   Please call a car-  RISKS ABOARD SHIP.  TASKS WHICH ENDANGER LIFE THAT  SEAMEN   MUST  FACE.  the jew-  answered,  the  small  Her  It  hy-  ' he  ,   "The pearl has one defect  eler said.  ��������� "IndeedI" the stranger  bending forward to inspect  spot.   '/   '  The jeweler "sized up" the girl-  astonishment was genuine, artless,  was not tinged with the shadow of  pccrisy.  "Where did you get that pearl?'  ��������� asked. '������������������;'���������'  "That is perhaps an irrelevant question. " she answered smilingly. "But  to give you some, sdrt of satisfactory  answer I will say 1 carry on a little  pawnbroker business, out in the conn  try. inherited from my father. A noble  man desires to pawn his pearl with me.  but demands much money. Please tell  ine what it is worth, and I will pay for  the trouble. '* ��������� '  "I cannot appraise it. "said the jew  eler, regarding it with an adniiring eye.  "Why not?' Why can you not fix its  ��������� value?" the  girl   rejoined   in a vexed  tone.  "Well, well." the man said appeas*  ingly.   "I only desired to express there-'  by thatthe pearl   is  beyond   appraisement   because of   its  great rarity     Its  value    belongs ���������  among    the    -fancy  prices. v  The young girl pondered a moment  then, regarding the jeweler attentively  she asked ���������  "Can I advance 2,000 florins on it?'  "Most certainly. "  "And 5,000?"  "Also 5.000."  "And 10.000?"  The    jeweler  "And 10.000 "  The country beauty evidently became  feverish.    Perspiration   showed   in   her  face, and her  youthful black  eyes glit  tered with a fire .superior to that of the  costliest   diamonds   in   the  store.    She  asked for a glass of water   The former:  ly inattentive salesman rushed to get it  "And will  yun pay me 10,000 florins  for the pearl if 1 feel disposed to sell if.  1   am   also' authorized   to sell   it." she  6aid, with a certain show of   suspicion,  fearful    lest   the   jeweler   was  simply  hoaxing her.  "No"���������  "Ah." she exclaimed, "I divined  you were hoaxing me I"  "Oh. no I God forbid." the jeweler  responded evasively "It is simply because I have no use for the pearl. There  is only one firm in Austria that would  buy it���������the jeweler for the court.''  "Would you please furnish me v/ith  his address?"  "Willingly."  Ho wrote   the   address on a   piece of  paper, which  he handed to her; she in-  "Ypu must pardon me." 1 said apologetically, "but this is really an extraordinary case. A jewel of such value"��������� ,  "All right, but whatever you do  yon do at your risk. "  The   girl   appeared   to   me   entirely  above suspicion and to be quick witted.  A long acquaintance with crooks of all-  kinds permits me to quickly distinguish  between the hypocrite  and the honorable, and I was indeed   not   mistaken in  my diagnosis.    Arriving at police headquarters, she was asked who   she  was.  whence she came and whence the pearl.  She gave her name and residence.    Her  father, she stated, had at his death bequeathed her a modest pawnbroker shop  in   a  small  country town, which   had  often been visited by a  young farmer,  who had pawned various  articles with  her    He was very poor, she said.    One  day she   accidentally   passed   near   his  miserable hut and heard a  noise in the  yard.    Well knowing  the man. she entered  and  learned   that all  bis possessions were being distrained   for a debt  of 18 florins.  The young man called her  aside, secretly showed her the pearl and  asked for a   loan  of  20 florins on it to  pay the debt.   He said the pearl wa3 an  old keepsake with which he parted most  unwillingly   Moved rather by pity-Jthan  by the value of  the collateral, she  advanced the sum   desired^ although   she  knew from  general, experience   that if  the pearl was genuine  it must be quite  valuable, but she thought it to be an imitation only     It   ia barely worth while  to add other data.    The   telegraph was  called into requisition and the truth of  smilingly    repeated  her statement established  The history of the   iJearl was  as follows   The father of   the  young,farmer  had   been   a, chamber  valet   of   Count  Louis' Batthanyi, the minister president  of   the  revolutionary   government   of  Hungary, in 1848.^, The count wore the  pearl as a cravat pin, and a  few hours  before his death���������as  is  known he was  shot   in  Pest   by  order  of  a  military  court martial���������he presented' it   to   his  faithful   servant,   who   under   no  circumstances ever parted with it.   At his  death his son took the pearl out of  the  setting,   which--he    sold,   keeping  the  pearl and parting from it as recited.    ...  The pearl itself had been stolen about  150 years ago out of the English crown.:  which had   contained   three   of   them.  Two   large  diamonds went with   it  at  the same   time.    The   English government  had   been   looking for it for  150  years, but   to   no [ avail.    Nothing was  ever heard of it until this accident.    In  what manner it drifted into Count Batthanyi's   possession   will   doubtless remain a secret   forever.    He  had   most  probably bought it of some antiquarian.  The. English   government   redeemed  the   pearl, paying  for it the offered reward  of   ������2.500,    a   handsome    sum.  which   the girl   divided with the farmer��������� but   not  divided, because  the history of the pearl says that the two concluded   to   keep   the money together,���������  best done by getting married.  "Yes. " added my gray haired informant, "many jewels and pearls have  had their eventful history, and during  the many years that I have been engaged in dealing in precious stones a  good many of their ups and downs and  mishaxis���������theft, arson, murder and all  the crimes on the statute books���������have  come to my knowledge. 1 propose to  write a book about these adventures  sooner or later, and I assure you it will  contain entertaining and startling reading matter. "���������Jewelers' Circular.  One *Di������ngri*ceaT������le and rtianrdons Job  For WJiiclt Lots Are Always Drawn.  OcIorK Tliat Sicken and Fnmeit'TUat  "Stifle the- Sailors.  "There are dangers to seamen about"  which landsmen never think," said the  captain of one of the Baltimore fleet engaged in the Bio coffee trade. "You  wouldn't, consider the apparently simple  process of weighing anchor a risky one,  yet thero is a part of the job so disagreeable,-not ro say dangerous, that the men  always draw lots to see who shall perform  the duty! In the ship's bow thero is a  compartment hardly big enough to hold  two persons comfortably, and here the  anchor chain is stowed. The seaman who  is to do the stowing and the underollicer  wbo i.s to oversee the work reach tho place  down a little ladder through an aperturo  scarcely largo enough for a fellow to  squeeze himself. It is so dark there that  you can't see your hand before your face,"  and a lantern has to bo taken along. Tho  odor at this time is bad enough, but when  the chain begins to como in it becomes almost unbearable. Some of tho harbors in  tho tropics, indeed most of them, aro filthy/  anil there are brought up from their bottoms all sorts of disagreeable souvenirs of  your visit. When I was first, before the  masc, on moro than one occasion 1 almost  succumbed to tho frightful odor, and I  havo known finicky young tars who actually had co leave the ship because thoy  could not perform this part of .their duties  without fainting.  "But of the real danger.    Each link has  to be carefully placed in its proper position  as the chain comes slowly in, for otherwise  when it came to  dropping anchor  again  tbe whole side of' the  ship might be torn  out.    Sometimes through the carelessness  of the men on.deck the windlass is allowed to slip, and tho chain begins to runout  at a great rate.    Then a follow has to  bo  quick, or he will ho  dragged   up through  the shoot and his. life crushed out.    Mo is  warned of the clanger by tlie metallic rattle and tho smoke arising from the friction  as the fast moving chain comes iu contact  with the shoot, and ho presses as far back  as ho can from tho iron mass, for lie knows  too well that   a terrible death awaits   him  if his clothing should become entangled in  the chain at such a moment.    Only a few  voyages   since on   my  ship  a   man  was  caught iu this way.     The  mate, who was  by his side, managed  to  rescue  him, buhl doing so was himself carried along with  the chain and had his life squeezed out.  * 1  had a pretty close call myself onco.    While  .stowing   away  the  chain   I  accidentally  kicked over the lantern, and the light was  extinguished.    Of course I could not stop  in my,work to let those abovo know what  had happened, for the misplacing of a single link, as I   have  said, might ...result in  disaster, and the niato  unfortunately was  not'then near at hand.  "To be alone in the darkness and tho horrible stench was far from pleasant, but of  a sudden I heard a  sound - that  filled mc  with terror���������tho rattle of the  chain  as it  began to swiftly pay out.    Some ono had  blundered, and  there I was iir that black  nnd loathsome hole, the victim of tho blunder.    I shrank back, pale and trembling,  for it was only a few months before that, a  poor devil had met the same  fate  that it  seemed  awaited/ mo.    Remember, I  was  only a few inches removed from that rushing,.rampant mass of iron and  there was  no little likelihood that in some vagary of  motion it might insnare me  in  its toils.  The awful  noise, .the  stench, the  odor of  the smoke, the sparks.as the chain strained against the shoot, ail  these  had their  effect upon me, and  ray  mind   became a  blank.    When the mate came for me with  a lantern, I had swooned and fallen across  the compartment where the chain had laid  a  few  moments before.    The  chain   had  run  its  course   before  I  fainted,   else  I  should have been ground to pieces  RECEIVED A DECORATION.  American Girl WIio Was Honored by  tlie Sultan of Turkey.  Miss Sissie Straus, who has been decorated by the sultan of Turkey, is the  niece of Oscar Straus, United States  minister to Turkey, and the daughter  of Nathan, Straus, one of New York's  merchant princes. Miss Straus went tc  Constantinople with her uncle last September. She is a-student of Barnard  college and evidently thought it would  be a fine thing to enjoy the society of  the diplomatic corps in the Turkish capital and at the same time take a course  of modern Greek in the famous Zap-  pian Greek school of Constantinople.  It was on the Friday before she left  Constantinople that, in accordance with  the custom,, she-accompanied her uncle  and the members of the several diplomatic corps, with their wives, to pay  their respects to the sultan as ho went  to his devotions in the-mosque. As the  sultan passed he bowed to all who gathered along the line of his progress tc  the mosque, but especially to Miss  Straus.  After her return to her uncle's apartments  the  sultan's  chamberlain  called  DISCOVER NEW LASIX  BELGICA   EXPEDITION   HAS   RETURNED FROM ANTARCTIC SEAS.  -first Party to Pass the Winter in South  Polar Seas ���������Active Volcanoes l<"ouitd ���������  Voynjtti .;* Scientific Success -Some  of the Facts Kstitblishe'd by. a Meagre  Telegram.  The following special cablegram from  IX". Frederick A. (Jook of Brooklyn,  surgeon of the Antarctic expedition on  the Belgian steamship Belgica, was recently printed in tho newspapers:  '.'Montevideo, Uruguay.���������Tho Belgica  has arrived hero. All well. Our Antarctic  voyage has been a complete success.  "Much new land in Wcddcll Sea and  open water to the far north discovered.  Active volcanoes were also seen. I come  home direct hy steamer.  "Tho Belgica will not return for.another winter, as ���������iriginally planned. We  lost men bvaccidcut, but none bv disease.  "Cook.?'  ��������� Brief as this despatch is, it tells enough  to show that tho littlo Belgian expedition  has indeed achieved  a   brilliant   success.  It has discovered the first now land found  MISS SISSIK'STKAUS.  and presented to Miss Straus, "with  the sultan's compliments," the decoration of the second order of the Cheft-  Kaht.  The decoration consists of a bow of  white ribbon edged with red and green,  the sacred colors of Turkey, pendent  from which . are a red enameled five  pointed star and a round disk, both of  gold, containing the toiirga, or ��������� monogram, of the sultan. Around the star li  a circle studded Avith diamonds, emeralds and rubies.  It is not often that the sultan confers this order, and his bestowal of* it  in the present instance is regarded as  not only a compliment to the popularity of an American girl in Turkey, but  as an evidence "of the sultan's appreciation of the popularity of the American minister there. Mr. Straus, it is  said, would have been decorated by the  sultan long before this but for the rule  which forbids American representatives  to accept decorations.  Our Coal Production.  "Not many people. " sa3Tsacoal miner  quoted by the Washington Star, "are  probably aware that the coal mined in  tbe United States annually is worth  more than three times as much as the  gold mined here. The product of the  anthracite fields alone exceeds in valne  the output of the gold mines of this  country. Canada and Alaska, which  last year amounted to over $50,000,000.  East of the Rocky mountains there are  102.000 square miles of coal lands, and  the yearly output is nearly 200,000,-  000 tona '  In the Paris morgue 695 bodies were  exposed last year Of these 347 had  been fished out of the Seine.  "Sometimes the cargoes brought from  the hot countries play havoc by the fumes  thoy give forth. On one voyage tho sugar  we had aboard made every one sick. Matters finally became so bad that wc could  not live below deck. I chased a big Newfoundland dog out of its' kennel aft and  used the placo as a bei-th,'while the crew  threw themselves around tho deck at the  imminent risk of being.washed overboard.  "The cook had to go into the hold occasionally for provisions; and when ho did  so he tied a piece of cloth over his mouth  and nose. After several such hurried visits he was overcome, and two other men,  similarly protected, went down and secured him with ropes, and he was hauled out.  Tho hatches could, not be battened down  for fear the cargo would spoil, so .wo had*  to put up the best we could with tho funics  until wc reached port.  "The usually pleasant aroma of coffee  becomes sickening indeed when a man has  to sail for weeks in a ship loaded with the  grain. Pino lumber is worse, and petroleum as bad as pine lumber. You taste  tho stuff in everything you cat, and meat  and broad are the same, so far as your palate is .able to distinguish, all savoring  strongly of whatever your cargo happens  to be. Under tho influence of the tropical  sun these fumes get to be simply terrible.  Once we left port with our drinking water  'in pine casks. We had been out only a  few days when the water began to taste  resinous, and from day to day the taste  became more disagreeable. At last we  were forced to stop drinking altogether  and make for the nearest port, which happened to be in the island of St. Helena.  Thero we changed the wooden receptacles  for others of a material not so easily affected by heat, but in the meantime we had  suffered cruelly for our ignorance."���������  Washington Star.  Walking  Stick*.  The sixteenth century is that in  which the walking stick became not  merely .a useful implement, but an article of fashion, dignity and, luxury. In  the seventeenth century it was gold  headed and made of rare woods, tt was  a sign of leadership.  I*or a long period there was little  variety among Englishmen in the material used for the majority of walking  sticks. The ''oaken towel," as it was  pleasantly termed when an enemy was  to be"rubbed down. " shared popularity with the crab tree cudgel, which,  among rural folk especially, was much  valued and classic from the conflict in  "Hudibras," when  With many a stiff1 thwack, many a'bang.  Hard crab tree on old iron rang  Classic, too. is that stont oaken stick  which sturdy Dr Johnson, who. like  Knox, "never feared the face of living  man." provided himself with when he"  went to the pit of the little theater in  the Haymarket in full view of Foote.  who had announced his intention of  "taking him off" on the stage���������--an intention which, in view of the stick, he  did not carry into effect.���������Gentleman's  Magazine.  ���������������������������Mountain Travel  in 'Guatomala.  The primitive method of travel on the  high tahlo lands ,f>f Central America,  which is here so cleverly illustrated, will  exist until, a railway running north and  south, midway between the two oceans,  will introduce modern and more oonvoni-  His Englisli.  "Hoot, mon!" shouted the Scotch contractor who is putting up a fine house in  the suburbs, "I cauna manage wi' ye.  Gang hame, mon."  "What for?"  "Dinna I tell't ye to take tho hurlbarra  an trun'le thae stanes doon there, an ye  stude an glower't at mc? Icanna manage  wi' ye when ye dinna understan'  lish '  lSng-  MOTJNTAIX TRAVEL IN* GUATEMALA.  ent contrivances. When the Spanish conquerors took possession they found no  beast of burden, and they at once began  to use the Indians in this capacity. Centimes have passed since then, but the  Indian still acts as Central America's  horso. Passengers travel in a kind of  sentry "box which has a seat inside.  CAPT.'ADRIKN*  OK GKULACHK.  in Antarctic waters for 58 years, or sinco  the expedition of Boss in is-tl. The details given in Dr. Cook's dispatch are  very meager, but these, facts are established:  The new discoveries of land have been  made southeast of. the termination of  South America. The discoveries are probably south of 74.15 southern latitude,  -the most southern point attained by  Weddell in 1828, though they may be to  the east or west of his route.  The reason favoring the probability that  they aro south of Weddell's furthest, is  that, if they wore to the east or west of  his route, they would very likely have  been seen by Morrell in .1823, or by Ross  in 1843. ,  lt seems - unlikely, however, that the  Bolgia reached a point very much nearer  the pole than that attained by Weddell,  or Dr. Cook would have mentioned it as  one of the most important successes of  the expedition.  It will be observed that the Belgica  found a vast expanse of open water, just  as .Weddell did, 75 years earlier. He  entered a perfectly open sea. No land  was in sight, but he saw three icebergs.  Whales were in abundance, and birds,  chiefly penguins, were in enormous num-''  bers. In the same year, about 700 .miles  to the northwest, Morrell also discovered  a nearly ice-frcc sea.  It appears from Dr. Cook's dispatch  that active volcanoes were til so discovered  by the Belgica. The only-other Antarctic  volcano in eruption that had hitherto  been seen was Erebus (12,000 feet), on  Victoria Island.. It is not kno*\vn whether  the volcano near, named Terror (11,000  feet),-is in active condition.--  Tlie Belgica, under command of Lieut.  Gerlache, set sail..' from ./.Antwerp.' on  August 16, 1897. She was a Norwegian  vessel, whioh /Gerlache '-fitted ��������� out for  polar work. He Y73*sassisted to a largo  extent by the Belgian -Sovernnient. The  scientific staff included Lieut. Danco,  who was to be v\ charge of pendulum  and magnetic observations; Dr. Kacov-  ilza, naturalist, and Dr. Aretowski,  geologist. Dr. ��������� F- A. Cook joined the  party at Rio de Janiero, leaving Brooklyn on February 20, 1S97. He was tr. be y  surgeon and ethnologist, and his experience in the Arctic region was expected to  be of much service to the expedition.  Gerlache did nob expect to,wid.-**-* in >���������.  the Antarctic regions. After spending the  southern summer of 1S97-98 in explorations, his plan was to go to Australia for  the winter and renew his researches the  following season. The Belgica, however,  was not heard from again until 15  months after sho started from Terra-del  Fucgo for the li tile-known Grabamland  to the south. She is, therefore, the first)  vessel tnat has spent a 'whiter' in south  polar waters.  Tho Belgica has spent two summers  and a.winter in the Antarctic. She will  bring homo tho first records of south  polar phenomena during the winter  months. She has found lands iu a region  that was white on the maps, and has"  considerably lessened the area of unsailed  Antarctic waters. It is evident that few  polar expeditions have been richer in experience, interest, and'results. The Belgica has shown again that it is not  always the most costly and ainbitiqus  expeditions that reap the best fruits of  polar research.  Ilcr Work Appreciated.  Hoax���������It seems to me that the girl Hen-,  peck married is making him a good wife.  Joax���������Looks to mc more as  if  she was  making him a  be a model, I  American.  good  hear.  A German tailor who died at Brcslau in  1837 had such keen sight that he was able  to see two of Jupiter's four moons with  the naked eye  1  i ���������  I  11  husband     He'll soon      \;  ^ne polka dance was invented between  1830 and 1834 in Bohemia and obtained ita  name in Prague in 1J35. K  V  rv  THE CUMBERLAjVI) NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Taking Xo Cliaueea.  An Open  and Shut Game.  Two umbrellas are on show in the window of "a Chinese general store in Mott  street. One of these bears this sign: "Self  Closing Umbrellas, Wholesale or Retail."  Tho other has this legend: "Self Opening  Umbrellas, Wholesale or Retail." A passerby stopped and tried to think which he  would prefer, an umbrella which shuts of  itself or one which , opens Vpop!" like a  silk opera hat. He is still weighing the  pros and cons and the relative dangers of  the two varieties.  Probably tho only way, to solve the difficulty is to buy two umbrellas and let one  do the opening and the other the closing  when emergency arises. ��������� This, however,  has its difficulties also. Suppose he took  the self opening umbrella by mistake aiid  tried to make it close itfjelf. Would it  turn inside out, or would the holder lose  merely his temper? It would be a difficult  problem to solve, even if its terms were  hats, but with a purely Chinese product  like the umbrella nothing short of tho  abacus will do tho sum.���������New York Commercial Advertiser.  LEGS ENTIRELY RAW  From his feet to his bcJy,  and ran a blood tinged,  irritating water.  Mrs. A. Keirstead, Snider Mt., N.B., tell:  how her little boy suffered, and how  B.B.B. cured him permanently.  FKEOUY KEIKSTE*AD.  The Bride's Father���������I can't give yon  a positive 'answer today. I must first  make inquiries about you in tho mercantile agency.  .- -The Suitor���������Well, wemightogo there  together, for I want to make some inquiries about you'l���������Fliegende Blatter.  THE PUBLIC should bear in mind  that Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil lias nothing in common *vith the impure, deteriorating class of so-called medicinal oils!  It is eminently pure and really efficacious  ���������relieving pain aud lameness, stiffness  ot the joints and' muscles, and sores or  hurts, besides being an excellent specific  for rheumatism, coughs and bronchial  complaints.,  MinanlsLiniirmntCiireejiTargctluCowfi-  TWO   MIND   READERS.  Wonderful .Manner  In   Which.   Tliey  Divined. Eaicli Other's Thought*).  "Don't say a word," exclaimed Bilkins  impressively as a gaunt, unshaven man  entered his office. "Don't speak; don't  utter a syllable. I have acquired tho gift  of mind reading. A mysterious sympathy is established between us.. I read your  purpose. Vou have come hero to collect  Kent & Blunt's little account. Is it not  so?",,  "It is. You arc quito right,'' replied  tho gaunt, unshaven ono. "I, too, have  been a .mind reader in my time. Tho power  is on mc now. I- know your thoughts; I  can tell what the speech will be that you  aro framing even now. You are going  to say, 'I am very sorry, but you will havo  to call again.,' Am I not right?'.' ���������  ;    ��������� "Marvelous!" ejaculated Bilkins.  "I can*go further," pursued tho prophet  in a hoarse whisper.    "You will  tell  me  i  to como  in  about the   middlo   of   next  week."' '    s  "Miraculous 1" cried Bilkins.     "Now it  is my turn.   I can sec into your very soul.  , You will answer, 'I havo been coming hero  for the past two years every week, and it's  high time you settled up.' "  ''You astonish mo.",  ' "Yea, more;  you will threaten to bring  suit."  "Just what I was going to say. But I  can carry my spiritual communion further. You will sny, 'Sue aud be���������blanked.' '  "My dear sir, you arc inspired. You  ought to be a wealthy prophet."  "Then," continued the gaunt; unshaven  party, "I shall try a little moral suasion,  and you will waft ma gently into, the  street.'" .���������'���������.���������';  "It is no use fighting against destiny,"  responded Bilkins, and a few moments  later, as tlio gaunt, unshaven/ individual  collected his remain's from the pavement;  ho was overheard to remark that the mind  reading business wasn't what it was crack-  ed up to be.���������'Exchange  Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper  Her 31 onset I'lli>.  Prepared for an emergency is tho phraso  that seems to fit an elderly woman who,  says the Washington Post, was going to  the Virginia mountains awl had the drawing room of a sleeping car.  Tho porter was helping her to stow  away her belongings. "Put that mousetrap under the berth," she commanded,  and her voice had the ring of one u.ccus-.  tomed to command. .  "You specting to* catch anything?"  grinned the porter.   ,  "Expecting!" sire snapped. "I've already caught two mice in sleeping cars in  the last eight years. , 1 don't propose to be  ��������� mutilated by the creatures while 1 sleep.  Put that trap where I tell you aud mind  your'own business!  Think of a'  enough to say "mind your own business"  to a sleeping car porter and yet afraid'of a  mouse I  r   Relatively.  Gently led they her aside.  "You look dreadful with gum in your  mouth!" tJhey protested.  "Oh," you ought to see Jiio'with gum in  my hair!" exclaimed the thoughtless  young thing. -"That's when I'd jar you  for a fright, though!" '**  After all, looks, like virtue, are relative  rather than absolute.  defenseless woman daring  The Best Cure for Colds.  Only those who- have used Griffiths'  Menthol Liniment can appreciate its  value for coughs and colds, especially  with children. Apply it to the throat  and chest on a flannel when going to bed,  and the result will surprise you. Try it.  25 cents, by all druggists.  Minard's Liniment Cures Diptheria.  Queer Mnrriugc Experience.'  ��������� A curious marriage has just taken  place at Newcastle, England. For the  third time a woman named Makings  has been before the altar in the character.of a bride, and there lias been something remarkable in each of' her three  engagements. ��������� Her first husband was a  Quaker, her second a Roman Catholic,  and her present is a Protestant. Each  husband was twice her age. At 16 she  married a man of 82, at 80 she took one  of CU. and now, at 42, she'is united to  a man of S4  There is not a  mother in this land  who has a child suffering* from skin dis-,  ease in any form but  will thank Mrs. Keirstead, of Snider Mt.,  N.B., for telling of  theremarkable manner in which her boy,  Freddy, was cured  of one of the severest and most torturing of skin diseases  by the use of Burdock Blood Bitters ; and  not only relicvedand cured for the time  being, but, mark you, after eight years  lhe disease has shoivn vo sign of returning.  The following- is Mrs. Keirstead's  .letter :��������� .   ��������� .'  "With gratitude I can testify to the  wonderful curative powers of Burdock  Blood Bitters. Eight years ago our little  son, Fredd}', was afflicted with salt rheum  and was in a dreadful condition. His legs,  from the soles of his feet to his body, were  entirely raw, and ran a bloody water,  which appeared to burn and itch until he  was often in great ag'ouy.  '" After trying several remedies, we resolved to give B.B.B. atrial.  "Vou can imagine wilh what delight  and gratitude we saw our boy entirely  cured after using* one bottle and part of  the second. We gave him the remainder  of the second bottle, and from that time  * till the present he has never had a sign of  salt rheum or a sick day. You need not  wonder that I think* there is no other  medicine can equal Burdock Blood Bitters  to purify-'the bloodand build up the health  and strength." ,  Graveyardm In China.  The wife of an American naval officer  stationed at Tien-tsin writes thus to a  friend in Baltimore: "The trip hy train  from the landing' to Tien-tsin takes  about an hour anda half. ���������- The cars are  not palatial, but they are comfortable.  When yon land, hundreds of coolies besiege you fed' your baggage. You wonder how it ever reaches its destination  iri safety. The trip is somewhat interesting, but rather .desolate to take alone.  Yon pass through miles of graveyards.  There are thousands of mounds without  a.sign,of 'green grass or green leaf.  "China seems to be one vast graveyard.-fcr .they bury their dead anywhere  they. wish. They bury in large coffins  placed -on the- sjlTrface of the ground,  covered -.over-with-mud and earth.. This  is -blown and,washed away,, and then  the coffins are exposed to view.' A few  milespfrom the?, railroad station on the  river yon come to-treesand vegetation.  It reminds .you of some of tho poor land  that somo of  our  I  I Must have the  ������en&ine, The  'imitations look  very nrce> but thqr  hurt my delicti tSIilNt ���������,  -rue AloertTpiuetSoap Coy. *-(. '  ]  00 d^ut^t A* rc*/ -d/tajf Ai  \_  C//rTj WMC&lllSmTVf.  MEMBER OF THE   ,  STANDARD   MINING  I 2   ADELAIDE  ST.   E., TORONTO. EXCHANGE.  ALL   STANDARD   BRITISH COLUMBIA, ONTARIO AND REPUBLIC  STOCKS   DEALT IN ON COMMISSION.  I am ofl'erhif-- some attractive mo-nay making stocks just now.   It'-will pay yon to  keep in touch ivilh me.     CODES:   .Bedford McNeilI's/doug-H's, Moreing: & JNeals.  BRITANNIA, BEAVER and BUFFALO are then finest,India and  Ceylon TEAS packed. Put up by  MacKENZIE & MILLS, Winnipeg  VES, BADLY.  WHY?  through.  railroads at home go  THEY CLEANSE THE SYSTEM  THOROUGHLY.���������Parmelee's "Vegetable  Pills clear the stomach and bowels of  bilious matter, cause tno excretory vessels to throw oil impurities from the  blood into the bowels and expel the deleterious mas-i from the body. They do this  without pain or ioconvon ence io the patient, who speedily -en-lizes their good  offices as soou as they begin to take elfect.  Taey have strong recommendations from  all kinds of people.  An Impertinent Tenor.      .  Brignoli once agreed to sing a solo at a  church in New York, city. Ho came in  late, and after divesting himself of many  coverings, -tumbling, over music racks and  exasperating the choir by trying his voice,  ho came to the conclusion that ho was  ready. By this time, however, tho'sermon  had commenced, but JBrignoli, unabashed,  leaned over the choir railings and tried to  attract the attention of the preacher by  shaking his head and gesticulating with  his hands. .At last he called out in a voice  Which was audible for some distance .--"Mb  ready for v.e sing I Stoppa zo preach I  Stoppa 7.e preach!"  And tho clergyman actually cut the sermon in order to accommodate the impatient tenor, whoso voice now rang out  with such fervor as to thrill the worshipers and justify tho siicrilicc.���������National  Magazine.  Miscliievoii.i to tJie '2ml.  In the bog of Aughrim, in Ireland, it  was a very common thing for gun barrels  to be found, relics of the great battle  there. There was a blacksmith who dug  them up in order to make use of the  material." One of them exploded iii his  furnace, when he exclaimed: ' 'Bad luck  to your love of nmrtherl Isn't the battle of Aughrim out of you yet 7'' c  Hoyv Frozen  Insects Revive.  Experiments in reviving frozen insects, by Mr. S. F. Aaron, show some  surprising results. A large cecropia  moth, frozen in the center of a snowball until it was perfectly brittle, revived in 20 seconds when held near a  stove. Several newly hatched io moths  revived in a similar manner after being  frozen stiff and then thawed out. Similar experiments with ants, butterflies  and house flies gave the same results.  But Mr. Aaron noticed that recently  hatched insects resist cold better than  older ones.  Because the roof -.va? covered, -.villi an American paper felting, instead of the celebrated    ,  ALL WOOL MICA ROOFING,  Which has never been known to crack, being  elastic.  'Paper becomes brittle and cannot stand the  frost strain.  Sena ior Sample.     Send stamp.  BINDER  TWINE.  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That reputation  has grown, and they now rank among  the first medicines far use in attacks of  dyspepsia and biliousness, complaints of  the liver and kidneys, rheumatism, fever  and ague aud the innumerable complications co which these ailments give rise.  Why They Are So Called.  "Pa, why do they call them stump  speakers?"  "Because they are generally stumped  when anybody asks a question requiring an answer that the public can understand. "���������Chicago News.  Alloway & Champion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  362   MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  Listed  Stocks  bought, sold, and carrried  .   on margin.  Write us if you wish to exchange, any kind of  money, to buy Government or O. N. W. Co.  Lands, or to send money anywhere.  Weather News.  "This is bracing weather."  "Yes; I never   before   met  so many  m-n who wanted   'just   enough   for   a  night's lodging.' "���������Catholic Standard  and Times.  There never was, and never   will  be,  a  universal panacea, in one remedy,  for all  ilis to which flesh is heir���������-the very nature  ot many curatives being such   that   were  the germs of other and differently  seated  diseases rooted in the system   of   the  patient���������what would relieve one ill in turn  would   aggravate  the  other.     We  have,  however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable in a sound,   unadulterated  sta'e,   a  remedy for many and grievous ills. By its  gradual and judicious use the frailest systems   are   led   into    convalescence    and  strength bv the influence which   Quinine  exerts on Nature's   own .restoratives.    It  relievos the drooping spirits of those with  whom a chronic, state of morbid despondency aud lack of interest in life  is a  disease, and, by   tranquilizing   tne  nerves,  disposes to sound and   refreshing  sleep-  imparts vigor to the aotion of tho   blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins,'-strengthening fchd  healthy  animal functions of the   system,   thereby  making    activity    a    necessary    lesuJt,  strengthening the frame, and giving  life  to'the digestive organs,   which   naturally  demand increased substance���������result,   improved appetite. Norchrop and Lyman, of  Toronto, havo given to   the   public  their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual   rate,  and, gauged by the opinion qf  scientists,  this wine  approaches   nearest   perfection  of any in the market.     All druggists sell  It.  HEADS  prevented  |B0RE?^sing  MIFF CURE  BARBER SHOPS ,-*|7e Trial Treat-  ment at 10c an a-pj������llcatlon. or lnrpe bottln  at druggist*, fl.ni) T'nttlo exi-rt-sse-t. *'.00.  Sample with booklet on the hair, 10c postpaid.  JONES BROS. A CO.. Toronto.  To   make Biscuits, KiiJEfles, etc., nice   and  light and wholesome when you use  -  BAKING  POWDER  It Is 11 nsurpassed  iu tEAVJEXCXG   STRENGTH,  is ABSOLUTELY   PURE,  and LOW IX PRICE.  THE   DYSON-GIBSON   CO.  SUFFERING WOMEN  I can cure permanently all  diseases peculiar to women,  such as  displacements, inflammations and ulceration  of womb, painful, suppress-1  I ed and irregular menstruation,  leucor*  |rhcca, etc. WRITE ron FREE BOOK.  Mrs. Julia B. Richard, Box 996, Montreal, Que.  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.  MIM RIVER NAVIGATION CO.  Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup stands  at the head of the list for all diseases of  the throat and lungs It acts like magic  in breaking up a cold. A cough is soon  subdued, tightness of the ohest is relieved,  even the worst case of consumption is relieved, while in recent cases it maybe said  never to fail. Itisamedicinepreparedfrom  the active principles or virtues of several  medicinal herbs, and can be depended  upon for all pulmonary complaints.  Steamers Kecnora, Edna Brydges, City of  Alberton.  The steamer Kecnora-fvill leave Rat Portage  every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9  p. m. for Fort Frances, Mine Centre, and all  points on Rainy River and Rainy Lake. For  rates, etc., appiy to any Canadian Pacific Ry.  agent or to���������  GEO. A. GRAHAM, Manager,  Rat Portage, Ont.  BILLIARD   AXD   POOL TABLES,  NEW A>'JJ SECOND-irAND,  BOWLIXG ALLEYS AMD  SUPPLIES.  Large catalogue free.  THE REID BROS., 257 King West, Toronto.  GRAND JEWEL COOK STOVES  Bny and use taerii and  you will be delighted  with results. If not  satisfied money refunded. Manufactured by  Burrow, Stewart &  Milne, Hamilton, Can.  HAIHTOBA DEPOT, 132 Princess St., Winuipec  Ask your dealer for GRAWD JEWELS.  BEWARE OP IMITATIONS.  WE   MAKE   FURNACES   TOO.  The winners of the sewing machines in  the Royal Crown Soap Co. 's competition  for the week ending May 27th are as follows: Winnipeg, Mrs. Lund, 3 McMillan  Ave., Fort Rouge; Manitoba, Mrs. Wm.  Lee, Shoal Lake; N. W. T., Mrs. J. E.  Henry, Fletwode, Assa. As advertised,  this is the last drawing for sawing machines, but books and pictures will be  given fur wrappers as usual.  He knows,  His patron knows,  and everybody knows  that this can contains  the purest, best, and  most delicious Coffee  that expert buyers can  procure.   It's  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee,  that's the reason.  ���������moHM TV! --J*  tx??:  r-v  TP  THE ������UMBE������LAND NEWS.  _-l J. i   ���������-   ISStfED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M.  E.   Bissett Editor.  ������������������SATURDAY," JULY   8th,    1.899.  ���������?','��������� -'.���������*���������'���������., ' *^���������  +*amm~���������*fMM^M~������������<-i ������������������������������������ ��������� ��������� ��������������������������� ^ _        ' ���������������������������������������������  ~" Ttyft which' was to be expected by any  *9p<e'i'tpbseryi'ng   the "trend   of    events  jth'je    past   few' months has   happened���������  !*t'*he A'ttprn.ey-Ge.ne'ral has been requester)  WYesig,n, ' As' might  he  supposed  Mr.  \lartinctid not take kindly to the idea of  his reig.ri  being cut short���������the more  so  ,rhat he contemplated  becoming within a  jbrief period' Premier in name as w.ell  as  Jin fact.    The'despatches statelhata verv  artg-i-yscene took place between M-r Sem-  in and Mr. Mar'tiri on the latter^s   being  invited  to step  out.    Rossland banquet  * Was the last stroke on  the long suffering  premier's  patience.    He has at last mustered" up sufficient courage to be.ird the  Wrath of his  Attorney-General, and  will  have1 the sympathy of the province in his  > -feffort to rid himself of this mischief making  Manitobian.    Whether   lie ' will   be  ���������Successful is a  question.    Eastern Can-  a'da and ithe prairie province kqow enough  pjbf Martiriism.'   B. C. is its 1st battlefield.  li is'-not likely that Mr.  Martin will giva  jap'without a desperate struggle.  '���������' Two courses are open.   The Lieut-Gov.  will have th ask the  Attorney-General to  rfesig'ny'or the premier will'have to appeal'  iotfre pep'ple. Even should Mr. Martin with  draw, it'is not     altogether   unlikelv that  ive may  have a  general, election in   the  near' future.    The   present  government  has never been strong.    Internal quarrels  make it still  weaker.'   The cabinet  will  hayte to bp're-organized names suggested  ' fer'rninisters show to what straits Premier  S'e'nilih   is   driven.    Mr.   Henderson,  s  lawyer, of very   moderate reputation   to  take^Mr. Martins's   place.    But just  im  *   *���������*        ' ' i ���������  aginajMr. Ralph Smith a cabinet   minis  ter! - The idea would make the sphynx  smile. Verily, British* Columbia needs  another Cromwell to rid its legislative  halls of the: pibald band who, during the  tirne'tney l)ay'e held office'cannot be accused of one act calculated to benefit the  province in'the remotest degree.  fered l?y the nrinas of the Slocan.  Several d.eals of more than ordinary  magnitude were on the verge of consummation. Then came the idiotic  action ,of the government, and then  the crash. No men in the wqrld  have a greater fear of labor dsfficul-  tieSj than the capitalists* of  Great  Britain.    So  frequently have they  v  run up  against  disaster from  this  source, that they now sniff it from  afar, and a*-? soon as a hint of it arises, bang go the bolts over their  money bags. They may be wrong  in their premises, but it is not surprising that they should enquire  where this sort of a thing is likely  to stop. A government that would  give reins to such erratic and un-  calledfor flights into the region of  speculative legislation at their first  session, may be expected to continue in wild attempts to popularize  themselves with the element guided  by the red mouthed agitator, until  a halt Becomes impossible. At any  rate they have no intention of jeopardizing their capital in a country where unrest prevails." r  H. Mounce,  I OO O I O l OO O.O IO OOOIOO O-rr-j  Dr. Staples,  ooooo i o ooooooi i oooo0���������3  P. S. Riggs onlo shot 15 shots.  @g@S������@jg  STORY OF A PARROT.  The editor of the  Vernon  News  haa been   traveling   through   the  Kootenay, and as a  result of what  tie has seen and herd with regard to  trie enforcement of the eight-hour  law makes the following observations; "Mines, which a few days ago  T^ere the scene of humming activity  are'how" closed down' indefinitely,  and, ih many  cases, are suffering  Serious  damage  from  filling with  water.    The' railroad hands stand  idle,'  there being:nq ore   to   haul.  ���������The' merchants wear gloomy  faces,  and are hastening  to cancel all orders * for   goods,   wonderinS in  the  meantime,  how they are to .meet  the    obligations   for   their   heavy  stock already under  roofs.    In the  ifegioh  adjacent to Sandon,   where  e'pme 800  miners were  busily employed,   hardly a  man can   to-day  be found wieldidg a pick or striking  a drill.    The revenue pf the province'is also suffering in a direct and  p'alpable meaure, as, of  course, the  tax upon the output of the mines is  rip lopger an available  asset.    Nor  is this all.    Worse remains  to be  told:   'The position of tlie province  as regirds its status in the  money  riiarkets of  Great Britain has  suddenly stepped back to a point infinitely beldw  that occupied before  a  reverse spirit induced our provincial  rulers to' inflict upon us this nightmare of law.    This too, comes at a  time, when hope buoyed up   every  ihvestor   and   prospector    in   tho  country.    Never had affairs looked  cheerful as   this   spring.    English  papit'al, which had long held   aloof  had at last been won to a recognition of tha profitable hpportunies of-  Bayard Taylor relates the following about a parrot once owned by  a lady i- > Chicago:  When ;lhe great fire was  raging,  an owner saw that she could rescue  nothing except what she   instantly  took in   her   hands.    There   were  two objects' equally dear,   the   par  rot and the old family   Bible,   and  she could take but   one.    After   a  momet of hesitation   she seized the  Bible, and   was   hastening   away,  when the parrot cried put in a loud  and solemn voice, "Good Lord1 deliver us!"    No human being could  have been <lea,i to such an  appeal;  the precious   bird   was   sacrificed  and the bird saved."   He was other-  wise a clever bird.    In the home to  which he was taken there  were   a-  mong other visitors a gentleman rather noted   for   volubility.    When  the parrot first heard him it listened in silence for some time, then, to  the amazement  of  all   present,   it  said very emphatically, J"You talk  talk top much!"     The gentleman,  at first embarassed,   presently   resumed his   interrupted   discourse.  Thereupon the parrot laid his head  upon one side, gave an  indescribably   comical   and     contemptuous  <{H'm���������m!" and added,   "There he  goes again!"  LOCAL   BRIEFS.  We are glad to learn that Mrs.  Jno. Roe's health is improving.  Mr. Cairnes returned from the Grand  Lodge meeting Thursday.  1 .  Somerof the passengers up on last boat  were hopping mad. They [were told she  would leave Nanaomo at midijight but  left only m the mornong.  Transfer No. 1 will carry-12 cars  of coal to Vancouver each trip, and  several hundred tons will be shipped monthly to begin with.  ft������i.rs Amos and Miss Shaw of the  Hospital have resigned. One trainr  ed nurse and two probationers are  needed to replace the present staff.  Owing to the presence of H.M.S:  Amphion in Comox harbor, Rev.  J. A. Durand will hold service  at Comox afiain next Sunday, at  10:30 a. m.  Notice.  To THE PUBLIC OF CUMBERLAND.  I hereby give notice that after  the 15th instant ;T do not intend  soliciting orders .or delivering meat  in Cumberland, .owing to the high  licence required by said city.  (Signed) JAS. WOODLAND.  ENTERTAINMENT AT COMOX  GUN CLUB SHOOT.  The Cumberland Gun Club held their  shoot on July   1st 1899, on the  grounds  down by the switch.    Fourteen membeas  took party the following is the score:���������  S. Riggs,  ooioooioixooioo ���������5  F. Parks,  ioiiiooiioioioioiio1���������12  R. Coe,  ooiqooi.i 11 iioioiooi o���������to  C. Granti  ioiiiioioiiooiiiiooI���������13  F. Ramsay,  00000010011 10010101 1���������8  F. Jaynes,  oooiooooooooroi10 io 1���������6  O. H. Fechner,  o0001oo10001o0 1 o000 1���������5  C. Ganner,  1000001010100000000 o���������4  G. Lippett,  qooi1001iooooiooi101���������8  T. Home,  o'oiiioooiiioqiiioii 1���������12  Dr. Bailey,.  oiorooiooooooao 00000���������3  Jno.   Roe,  o o 000 00 r o 10 1 1 1 o 1 1 o 1 o���������S  A foreigner, a buggy and a skinny horse, met with an accident at  Courtenay, Sunday. The screw  which held the whiffle tree in place  snapped. , A broken sbaft was. tied  with rope and the trio proceeded."  The Chapman divorce case of  Victoria had a happy sequel on  Wednesday, by the marriage of the  former Mrs. Chapman and Mr.  Martin in "Vancouver, and Mr.Chap  man and a* lady from England, in  Victoria.  The many friends of Miss ��������� Margaret Urquhart, Courtenay, will be  glad to learn that she has acquitted  herself most creditably in Victoria,  having won several prizes and been  promoted to the senior class of St.  Ann's Academy.  That times are livening up in  Victoria is evidenced by the fact  that asphalt sidewalks are being  laid in place of the old plank and  nail nuisances which heretofore  graced   (?)   the   Capital   city.    A  ;'  ��������� " '���������'.".     : y.     ��������� . c  .  number of brick buildings are   going up.-  Paying teachers for doing nothing in vacation time, especially  when they intend to resign at the  opening of the term, is just a little  hard on the taxpayers. But is it  honest on the part of the pedagogues who get something for nothing?���������The World.  What have the teachers to say  about this.  A representative of The News  took in the K. of P. Excursion  to Vancouver, and while there paid  the office of The Mount Pleasant  Advocate, published weekly by Mr.  Whitney, late of The News. Mr.  Whitney has put in a first-class  plant-everything new-with which  to print his paper, and we are  pleased to say is working up a first  class business.  A rich strike of gold has been  made at Monnague. one of the best  producing camps of Nova Scotia.  The discoveiy was made in an entirely new quarter of the district,  and there is much excitement in  mining cireles. Montague has contributed some millions to the total  output of the province. The new  lead is nearly two feet wide and  shows free gold in large quantities. ;  ���������Bras D'or Gazette.  The K. of P. Hall was tastefully  decorated with ship's colors Monday night, -for the entertainment  given by the minstrel troupe of H.  M. S. "Amphion." The audience  was large, and judging by the loud  encoret, a thoroughly appreciative  one.  The following programme was  rendered:  Massa Johnson 'Mr. A.G. Weeks  (in the chair)  "BLACK BLOSSOMS"  Overture���������"Medley"���������. . .Orchestra  Opening chbrous and song���������"We're  all on the Road Troupe  <������������������ and R. McQuiston  Comic, Song���������"Just   Walk   Along  by the Side ob Me,"J.Brokenshire  Comic Song-**--**"D.on't Keep the Gals  a-waiting,". . /. R. Askett  Ballad������������������fLifers Garden. . .J.Sadler  Patriotic Song���������^Brothers, Hand  .,     in Hand." -...'. .T.Kelleher  Ballad���������"Love's Garden,"W. Gidley  Coniic Song���������"After Supper,".:   :. . S. Sandercombe  Cpmic Song���������'fNumber Nix,"..  1 H. drivers  Coon Song--"I .Can't   Think   of  Nothing Else But You,". .  ��������� * W. Smith  Comic Song���������"Hungry Fan,". .' *   t. F. Richards  Senti-mic Song���������"Who's dat a-. .  ,     Callin' ������...". G. Mathews  Duet���������"The Old Kentucky Home,"   H: Shivers and J. Sadler  Part ii.  Overture-^'From Geisha,"���������Var-  ity, Orchestra  Stump Speech,........ F. Richards  Clog Dance���������"Lancashire Lad,". .   '."..... Teddy O'Neill  Tomahawk     Swinging���������(Naval  Drill)  . . J. Laws  Cornet Solo and Comic Song,. .   '. F.-Parker  Concluding with the  Tableau���������<-Sons pf the Sea," ....   By the Troupe  "god save, the queen."  The choruses were very good.  , The stump speech on Woman's  Rights took well. The exhibition  of Tomahawk swinging was splendid for all the evolutions were gone  through both easily and gracefully.  Some of the conundrums put, by  the minstrels were good hits.  "Why should a young man never  raise a straw ha.t to a lady ? " "Because however much she might  wish to appreciate it, it would never be felt." The sarcastic reference  to Liberty in Comox raised a good  laugh.  The tableau, "Sons of- the Sea,"  was very pretty indeed, bnt the  soloist and his accompanist did  not take the same key, which spoiled the song considerably. On the  whole, the entertainment was good.  The proceeds have been generously  donated tp Union Hospital.  Victoria, B. C. 7th.���������British Patrol in  Behring Sex will be carried on by the  Pheasant and Iracus. The Arapbion  goes south to relieve the Leander which  is coming here. The Warspite the coming flagship has already left Coguunbo  and will arrive at Esquimalt next month.  The Amphion's commission experes this  fall, It is rumored that she will be replaced by the Areihuso.  MARVELOUS INSTJNCT3 Q^ 4  I CAT. '  The marvelous instinct pf an an*?  imal is said to sometimes be a sure  warning of impending danger. If;  seems to be the case of the pet cat  of the steamer City of Kingston.  This' animal, a large yellow one of  no particular recommendation ex*:  cept its purring proclivities, has  long been attached to that vessel,  and not even the most persuasive^  coaxing could induce it to leave thp  ship. It has never been known tq  miss a trip.  When the Kingston arrived in  Seattle from Victoria early Sunday  morning, for some mystersous reast  on the feline went ashore, and when  the time came for departure for Tacoma, which resulted in the disas-i  ter to the Kingston, the animal re-:  fused to be coaxed aboard. Finally,  a saucer of milk proving una vail-  ing, one of the ship's crew took the  cat in his arms and carried it a-? Jf  board  the vessel,  but just as  the  lines were hauled in and the steam-,  ei was leaving the dock, the sagac-.  ious pusssprang from the Kingston,  to the wharf and disoppeared in a  pile of bags. It is.now alive gnd  the admiration of all handB at Yes-  lei* wharf.���������Post Intelligencer, Seattle. ��������� ](������  I  i ���������  ���������4  1  :1  WANTED���������To form a class  for, (j  shorthand.    Latest  improved  Pitt,  man   system.      Apply   at    News  Office.  4  Received  BY DIRECT IMPOR-  TATION, A CHOICE  c  SELECTION OF  English and  Scotch Suitings.  Gall and Examine.  P. D*iw  A\  We wish to notify  the people of Compx  District that we have  just received a carload  of choice vehicles which  are open for inspection  in our show rooms at  Courtenay, consisting  of Express Wagons  and Carriages, which  we guarantee to be  First Class in style and  finish, which will be disposed of at reasonable  prices. We are also  prepared to.do all kinds  of repairing and guarantee satisfaction in all  branches. We don't  say very much, but we  are in a position to saw  wood just the same.  We thank you for your patronage of th   past and solicit a share  of the same in the future.  We Remain,  B-espectfully Yours,  Q. B. LEIGHTON,  Courtenay, B. C.  '   >!l  1       *>������  4


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