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 I- ���������'���������'"' ���������  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY, JULY. 2?nd 1S99  P  rA  il; When stock-taking   time   arrives,   people  , v usually expect bargains.,     That   is   quite^  \ natural, for it is known to be the   general-  "ieustem of merchants all over to clear   out  7* short ends and odd  pieces   of   ^oods   at  r[small prices.     This is what we are  going  7 to do right away, commencing   Saturdayy  'July 22nd.  ��������� Kamloops, 21.���������An unknown man  C^      TV  ll W2>- ',was found hanging-from the, limb of  a tree near tho Indian i-eserve here.  Supjiosed to be a case of suioide as  no person is missing at present. So  far unindentified.  *i feerrinantS[of Prints,   Flannelettes,   Organdies,   Muslins,,  plfeibbons,.and  Laces, -and   Stuff Dress   Goods  at  low  ^pticifesi'W marked in pjain figures.  lM*-������  ;LACE CURTAINS*^-We have only  a   few  pairs of  U-:\i ,0.; j e'ach kind left now and they must gov  aaju,l?.  U    One'doz. pairs regular $2.50 cur-  ' tains at $1.95. -  feORSIETS^$2.5l0^P.   D.  Corsets  ft in 'black-) $1.50."' -  - .1 - - '--  Zephjr./and'Berlin Wools 5 cents  ,a layer/alwaysnave been 10 cents.  " \   ^ _   _ ..   H'  B016TSf'&, SHOES���������We .have  I'/j -several    . incomplete      lilies      of  'Ladies'/Half Shoes.which   we   will  clear-out at reduced .prices.  i^$2.00"l6w;8lio������'goes'at $1.60  \ 7 $1.50  ,������  $1.15  . $2.50 button shoe goes at $2.00  ..Gentlemen will find'it4 to- them  ^���������advantage to lo������>k,over the ;balancc  [ ,of 6ur,.stock of. Gent's   Shoes,   for  ���������V"ttiey are going'cheapr ,   '  ' "  MEN'S UNDERWEAR-From  25 cents a piece up, aud Top Shirts  from ' 50 cents up. Call and see  them.  ' MEN'S HATS���������If there ie anything we can give you a stunning  bargain in it is in Hats. Step in  and price them.  MEN'S SUITS���������To be able'to  sell cheap and set the pace for competitors stock has to be bought  cheap. Oar stock was bought  right and customers will get the  benefit of close prices.  $7.00 suit for *      .... '  $5.00  "-    $5.75    $7.50  ..'...."        "-$0.75"  ' '     ^   $14.50  $8.00    "  C(  $10.00 "  H  $12.50 V  , 11  $18.00 "  u  \\  Stevenson & Co,  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.  For the Mutual Benefit of the  MINERS OF CUMBERLAND   AND   NEW   STOCK   OF  tilers'Mippiies -  Clark's Patent Overalls   in. Blue   arid  White.        Ellis'    Patent   Miner's  Flask, New Reflector Lamp.  Copper Lamps.  EXTRA SPECIAL PICK  HANDLES. COAL SHOVELS.  Give us a Cal! for our Mutual Benefits,  Spokane,   N.  J., 'July  18.���������The  New England   Cotton   tfarn   Company with an authorized capital of  ,$11,500,000,  filed   papers   of incorporation with the secretary of state  to-day.    The company is formed to  weave cotton, flax, jute and linen.  The stock is divided into $6,000,000'  "preferred   and $5,000,000 common,  ' the former to bear .7 per cent- cumulative  dividend  dividend   and is  r - f  subject to'redemption after January  1, 1900, at $140 for each $100 share,  Seatonville, 111.. July 18.���������Katie  Herbcrtsheimer, who', belongs to a  highly respected family here, shot  Chas.   Salzman   below the   heart.  ; ������  He shot at her three" three times,'  two shots taking effect in the necck.  'The man's chances of recovery are  slim, while the girl is not seriously  wounded. She drove in from her  home near P.vincetown and called ���������  Salzman out of a saloon, where he  was drill king. The\,man got into  her rig and the two:drove away.  T^ey  had not  procealed far when  - Miss HerbertsLeimer drew a revolver and shot Salzman in the abdo-  domen. He fell over the dashboard  but soon rallied and began to shoot  at. his assailant.. , Salzman is a  young farmer living at Hollowoy  ���������-, yille, and is. said to have been courting Miss Herbertsheimer for a longtime.    It is believed   tthat his subsequent refusal to  marry her   was  the cause of the shooting.  Semlin, Austria, July 19.���������The  fiireman who attempted to assassinate former King Milan is a Bosnian  named Knezevic. He had accomplices. During his fight Knezevic-  endeavored to shoot himself, and  when he failed he jumped into the  River Save, which joins the Danube  at Belgrade, but he was dragged out  by the police.  Butte, Mont., July 19.���������While  workmen were preparing to solder  a leaky kerosene can at the Continental Oil Works to-day, a case of  gasoline exploded, burning Robert  Langstaff, one of the emplopees, so  badly that he died that night. J.  Giilston was badly' burned. The.  other men say there was ne fire near  at the time.  San  Francisco,   July 20th���������-The  Vancouver, July 21.���������There was '  a very animated   scene at tho Q. P.  R. Station yesterday as the treasure  from the Garrone   was being trans-  ferred from the  wharf to the trnin.  Unloading of Lippey party's ircas-  ur,a was,a unique scene.    The Bo}rs  walked around the waggon in short  circles with .revolvers in   their belts,  as a  cool half    million  was being  loaded  in to the express   waggon,  The Bank of Commerce also trans-  ferred  a million in   dust in   boxes  each containing4,000 ounces.   This  all went- to Seattle.    There was two  'million  in the mail  car alone sur-  rounded by three armed men while  250 miners who occupied thacoaches  had with them another  million in  afts,and gold. dust.  Vancouver did a roaring business  with the - 5Q0 Klondykers let loose  on her streets.  Victoria, B. C, July, 21.���������Dixi  H. Ross one of the most prominent  business men died here yesterday.  Victoria, 21.���������When ' nearing  Port Simpson wharf the other day  the Str. Boscowitz broke her, shaft  and had to be towed to <���������. Victoria.  Rhe arrived last evening in-tow of  theCapilauo. ., Tugr Czar.., sails fpr  Comox to-day to tow the Transfer-  No. 1 to Vancouver for repairs.  ������ye-sight is Priceless.  PROFESSOR   J.   OABRIEI,  CLERC, an EYE SPECIALI3T of  over 20 years practice,   a gradnatq  in French, and American   meinods  of fitting glasses   to  defective eye*  sight in the most complicated'c;<.ses.  Special care taken in - fitting   g]as������  ses   to children...   HEADACHE,  MELANCHOLY, and   NERVOUS  TROUBLES are  often   cured   hy  properly   fitted   glasses./   NEJAK  sighted  eyes,'   FAR   sighted, eypu/'<  , DOUBLE sighted - eyes,   ACHING  eyes,   BLURRING p eyes, B'TIREP  eyes, SQUINTING eyes,' an4  CROSS   eyes    are   POSITIVELY,  CURED -WITH GLASSES.    -.!������������������    \  My,PERFECTION^YE;  REM*  EDIES are tho best   for  inflamed ,-  eyes and all disorders of the   EyeW '  Lids. '.  Consultation Free of Charge/  at Cumberland Hotel.  Washington, July 19.���������Secretary  of war Alger has tendered his resig-  nation to the President.  Seattle, July 19.���������The loss of 12  members of the Elk Rotsobue Sd.  party was reported from St. Michaels by the Str. Roanoke. The 12  men perished at various points on  the trail. Scurvy, starvation and  frost fell upon them. Mrs. W. B.  Benns is the only survivor. She escaped death on the trail but in danger of scurvy. Her husband, fortune  and friends wrere swept away by the  wild trip across the Alaskan mountains.  Cowes, July 19.���������The Shamrock  in the trial against the Brittania  won easily being a mile and a half  ahead at the finish.  Victoria, July 19.���������Semlin declnes  to   say   anything    regarding    the  0  @gg@@gggSJSfeJg������SgSS@@ggggS  .'-^Si  9  l9     JU^e  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWARE, MILL AND MINING MACHINERY,  AND FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS.  Agents for MeCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  managers of the Glen Park in this I speech alleged to have been made by  city have raised tbe offer of a purse \ Mclnnes in the north,  for the Jeffrieis-Sharkey match to  $60,000. If they get the fight they  promise to make the general admission $1 and at tne rate expect an attendance of 100,000. ' The fight will  be held in an open air arena.  .  Nanaimo,. B. C, July 12.���������Geo4:  Young, conductor on .the E. & N.  liy., was killed this afternoon while  coupling oars,  He was single.  C. S. Ryder has been appointep Royal  Hydrographer foi this district.    The foi  lowing is the latest Hydrographic Report:  July 19th, 1399, Iiydrographic Report :  That at 11 o'clock av.d 40 minutes there,  was 1 sti.eam of water fell measuring  4393642 and iT-2oths feet that being  the end of mv tape can not state how  much   more fell.  The Board of health met this  morning. No infectious diseases in  the city.  Ottawa, Julyl9 .���������Supplementary  estimates were presented to-day for  a total of $3,500,000 making appropriation to be voted this session,  1,750,000 -with railway and bridge  subsidies still come down,- among  the estimates is $ 1,200 for a ch ange of  route of part of the Comox telegraph  line from the woods to the new road  beween Qualicum and Union Bay.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  Cumberland Hotel: C. B. Brown,  J. H.  Fleming, J.   Whalen,   J  H.  Simpson, Vancouver, Prof.Clerc and  Mrs. Clerc, H. Mahrcr, Nanaimo.  Notice. /  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby glren ta  the electors of the Municipality bf Comber* '  laud that I require the presence of the said  Electors at City Hall, Cumberland, B. C,  011 Friday, the 28th day of July, 1S99, at  12,o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing  a mayor and one person to represent thenv ���������  in the South Ward.   - '   ������  The mode of nomination  of" oandidatot  shall be as follows :, '"  The Candidate 'shall be nominated in jwrin .  ting; the writing shall be subscribed by twa ,,'  voters of the Municipality as proposer, and-  -seconder, and shall be.delivered to the R*% -'  turning Officer at������������������ any >time   between- th������ -7  date of the notice and 2 p. m. of theiUy. o*f.t;  the nomination, and in the erent of ja ,pol|}c<  will be opened on Tuesday,'the 1st,: day \ of '-^  August, 1899, at  the   City Hall, VCumbar^'.-:  land, of which every person is   hereby   re* '  quired to take notice and  govern   ainuwllf  accordingly.  The qualification of candidate for lfayo*  is as follows: .;---  He must be &'��������� male British subject of the/'  full age of twenty-one years and   not   die-   '"  qualified under any law, and hare been for  the six months next preceding  the   day   of  nomination the   registered   owner,   in   the,  Land Registry office of land or real proper-'.  '  ty in the city of the assessed value on   the,  last Municipal assessment roll of one thraa*.  and dollars or more,   over and   above   any  registered mcumberance or charge, and who.  is otherwise qualified as a Municipal voter.  The qualifier tion as candidate far   Aider*  man is as follows :  He muse be a male British subject of the.  full age of twenty-one years and not disqualified under any law and have been for  the six months next preceding the day of  nomination the registered owner in the  Lmd Registry Office of land or real proper^  ty in the city of the aseessedjys^ue on the:  last municipal assessment rolj of $500.00 or  more, over and above and registered incum*  berauce or charge, uud whe, is otherwise  qualified as a municipal voter.  Given under my   hand   at   the   City   o'  Cumberlaudi 22ud day of July, 1J399.  LAWRENCE W: NUNNS,  '   Rctprning Officer.  -      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,  AUTOHARPS,  All the latest Sheet Music  aud Folios. Finest Swings  for all instruments. Ag-^ita  for the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. Needles and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue.  '-|rP t  i  -4~  OUT   IN   THE   FIELDS.  The little cares that fretted xne,  I lo*t them yesterday  Among the fields above the sea.  Among the winds at play,  Among the lowing of the herda.  The rustling of the trees,  Among the singing of the birds.  The humming of the bees.  The foolish fears of what might pass,  I cast them all away ,  Among the clover scented grass,  Among the new mown hay.  Among the hushing of tho corn  Where drowsy popi^es nod,  Where ill thoughts-die and good are born-  Out in the fields with God!  ���������St. P-tul'i.  AH ION.  Ah Lon was 16, and, considering that  she had grown up in China Town, remarkably sweet, albeit with a tinge of  bitterness. ' She was also pretty, with  soft curves in her face and intelligence  in her large, oblique eyes. She wore a  neat frock of dark blue linen, made  with a long square Chinese jacket and  full trousers. A round club of wood fitting tlie nape of her neck was her pillow. She could on]y afford to have her  hair combed with the seven combs, and  worked into shirking cues, stuck fast  with pomatums, then pinned fast upon  i       her head.  For Ah Lon was not the daughter of  a rich merchant, but of a poor seamstress, who lived in a rickety old building, more respectable than many in  China Town, but. patronized by rats if  not by opium fiends. Ah Lon and her  mother, a withered old woman with a  determined temper, lived on the third  floor, and sewed week in and week out  for the Chinese women who spent the  dollars of the rich merchants.  Until Ah Lon passed her fifteenth  birthday she was happy enough. From  her window she could look into ,the  grand restaurant opposite, whose walls  were of carved wood gilded, and whose  balconies were crowded with palms in  beautiful vases and hung with Chinese  ���������    lanterns.    There was a banquet almost  - every night, and the wealthy merchants  in their satin and crepe garments sat  about the little tables and dined off tiny  plates of  tinier portions, while women  ,    sat close. by( and sang  in monotonous,  discordant voices.    The opium smokers  ]ay on marble couches in the recesses of  the rooms and  looked with filmy scorn  , upon  the beasts who cared for food.  ��������� Once  a week Ah Lon went  with   her  ������������������  mother to the  josshouse and worshiped  the magnificent idols of ivory and gold,  ,,,. and opce she went to the theater and  .listened for ..three hours to a play.she  could not understand. cBut, although  there was no scenery, she admired, the  'gorgeous gold embroidered robes of the  actors  so much   that  she forgot  to be  .-��������� --bored, and'finally went to sleep on her  ��������� mother's shoulder.  ���������i .-, Beyond these brief experiences," and  what she saw from   her eyrie, Ah Lon  ., knew nothing of the world. Her mother  had told her once that outside of China  town���������a swarming - precinct not a half  mile square���������was a great   dust colored  ��������� city called San Francisco, wherein only  an occasional washhonse bore the faint-  rest resemblance to  any of "her native  ���������place.    But Ah Lon   had never seen it.  - although strange foreign looking people  , came  sometimes with  a  policeman to  ''..poke, their noses about China Town, to  : the  phlegmatic   contempt  of  the race  ';" that bled and despised them.        .  >':'-''Mother,''said  Ah Lon  one  day,  "some girls have fathers.    Have I not  :-one.?" ���������  '������������������ ' ^Perhaps,"' said  the mother, whose  . wrinkled eye sockets suddenly contracted.'   .-������������������-":.     .. ,   .  "Where, then, is he?"  .     '"Under  the  pavement  in  a   bunk/  .;  smoking opium night and day���������unless  i he is dead." f  ���������Ah Lon  stared  at   her  mother with  expanded eyes.   She knew that life was  -- not  particularly interesting for  little  girls whose, mothers were poor, but  it  was her first  intimation that it might  Wo Ling clasped her hands hard together and set her face.  "Your father," she said. And it was  some moments before she could speak  again.  "He is dead?" asked Ah Lon in a  whisper.  Wo Ling shook her head. Finally she  spoke. "He has been doing work, for  one of the rival secret societies���������those  who rule us here in China Town and  our own souls, who murder and are  never caught by,the big white policemen with the clubs; he, has done murder and all kinds of terrible work fer  one of these societies���������I do Dot know  whichrr-and-the , other knows of it at  last and is "hunting ."him������'down. He  sends me word that he wiH come here  tonight and that I mustihide him."  In spite of her horror Ah Lon thrilled  with the first excitement which had  come into her life.  "He will come?" she gasped.  "Yes, but he shall not  stay.    When  the highbinders  follow, they can  have  him.''  Ah Lon had never contradicted her  mother���������indeed, she had thought her  second in wisdom only to the priest in  the josshouse. But the inherited instinct rose in rebellion, and she said  timidly:  "He is my father. I should like to  protect him."  Wo' Ling sprang to her feet, and  catching Ah Lon by the shoulder hurried her out to the little balconv and  pointed downward to a large shop,  whose windows glittered with masses  of rich stuffs and delicate china.  "You see that, " she . said hoarsely.  "It is owned by the rich merchant,  Wong Tee. Such another would your  father have been had he not loved opium  more than the girl who followed him  from China���������cast forth by her parents  ���������to grow old and bent and weary in  an attic. And I was as beautiful when  he left me as you are today���������and at 30  you, too, will be old and bent and  weary"��������� She wheeled Ah Lon about  and pointed to the little dingy, ill furnished room with the holes the rats had  made and the great pile of work. "It  will be like that as long as you live, '"  she said. "Shall I not take vengeance  on the man?"  Ah Lon, deeply impressed, did not  know what answer to make, so she fell  to \veeping bitterly. Her mother released her. and prepared the evening meal  of rice and sausage. Soon after, Ah Lon  went into the small room adjoining  and crept into her bunk, knowing that  she should not sleep that night.  Twice she peered through a crack in  the door and saw her mother sitting  there, her hands pressed hard against  her knees, her head strained forward,  her eyes wild. A town clock was boonu-  ing 2 "when Wo Ling, without moving  her head, called in a loud whisper:  "Ah Lon."  Her daughter ran to her.  "He is coming, " said Wo Ling.   "Go  down stairs and bring him safely here. "  Ah Lon  marveled  at what she could  not understand in her  mother's voice.  LIVING A HAIRY TALE  LITTLE   ESKIMO  BOY WHO  I  EDUCATED  IN  NEW YOrf  Brought From the Par "North by Lieutenant Peary. lie la Transplanted  Into    ft   Land    Where    Everything:  Seem* Wondcrfnl and Mirncaloui.  There is a boy in New York to whom  the experiences of the past 18 months  must seem like the most wonderful  fairy tale ever imagined. About a year  and a half ago he was living in a snow  hut half way between the arctic circle  and the north pole.. He was one of the  Smith sound Eskimos, a tribe living in  the most northerly inhabited part' of  the globe.  Tlie northern light's, the crash of newborn icebergs, the thunder and groan of  storm driven floes, the solemn, awful  grandeur of the long arctic night and  all those visible manifestations of polar  mysteries were as familiar to him as  are electric lights and the rattle of the  trucks to us. But of the merest commonplaces of' our civilized life he knew  nothing at all. A burning jet of gas, a  water faucet, a cable car, even a brick  building of ordinary height, was to him  a thing miraculous.  .Yet now this little Eskimo boy lives  In the center of our highest civilization  and is being educated according to the  most modern methods. A year ago he  lived among- people whose mental vision was of the narrowest. Now he  constantly meets men of the highest  enlightenment.  The subject of this most fascinating  experiment in ethnology is known as  Mene. He is one of the six members of  the tribe whom Lieutenant Peary  brought back with him from his last  trip. He is also one of- the survivors,  for several of them died <as a result of  the climatic change.  Mene was for some time in charge of  Dr. Franz Eoas of the New York Museum of Natural History. The scientist  soon discovered that the boy was the  brightest member of the party. Besides  his mental' qualities, the child had a  disposition   so   pleasant   and, winning  His hair is straight, black and rather  coarse. His expression has gained wonderfully in intelligence within' the'last  year.  In his play hours he is like any other  healthy, happy boy. and he enjoys the  same amusements as his constant comrade, Willie Wallace. They have bicycles and a pony, which they drive to a  little cart, and skating is a favorite  sport with them at this season.  ��������� What kind of a, man he is going to  be when he grows up and whether or  not he can adapt his Eskimo intellect  to the problems of civilized existence'  are the interesting" phases of .this experiment. '  JLTTBKO R.   ROWLXT.  ���������CHILDREN'S COLUMX  THE   BUBBLE   GAME.  How  Fai  Novellata and Sable*.  ' The Medical Press and Circular brings  a serious charge against modern novelists of being.absurdly, untrue to.nature  in one most important particular.. It  appears that the novelist of today absolutely ignores vital statistics. He or she  is lavish enough with marriages and  revels in deaths, but seldom condescends  to a birth.  Now, if nature acted in this way The  Medical Press and Circular is right in  Baying that before long there would be  neither novelists nor readers left upon  the face of the globe. For instance, suppose things really went on in the style  of Mr. Anthony Hope's "Prisoner of  Zenda. " In this stirring tale there are  on an average five deaths to every chapter, with not a single birth in the'whole  book. At this rate, as The Medical  Press points out, the world would  speedily become depopulated.  In Dickens' day it was far different,  and in "David Copperfield" and other  books he brought plenty of young hopefuls into, the world, in proper keeping  with the birth ra"te of the countiy. Did  he not give prominence to Mrs. Gamp  and Betsy Prig, whose sole concern was  to usher in the coming generation?,  Vou    Can    Have   a   Lot   of  With  Simple Appliances.  Prpbably the liveliest amusement fov an  evening party may be enjoyed by means  of a cake of brown soap and a, numbe1' of  common clay pipes. The game shoull be,  played in the dining room, where a bisiu  of strong soapsuds is placed in the center"  of the table. Tho young folks are fciven  clay pipes with neat ribbons attached, anil  an ironing board covered'with cloth is  rested on the backs of two chairs of diff er-  ont height. At the lower end of the hoard  two pieces of wood are .fastened, so, lis to  .stand  upright on either side of the board,  '   "������������������   ��������� -GIG*'    &  and forgot her fear of rats.  She slipped  be  xtgly.    Usually, when- her   mother  .spoke at  all, it was to give her daugh-  " ter brief  orders.    Upon rare occasions  Wo Ling talked of the Flowery Kingdom  - .of her youth, rocking herself back and  forth and crponing the while.  ."Will he never come back?"  ���������     "Ask   no   more,"    interrupted   her  ,'mother fiercely.    "I have told  you this  , .-'that  you  may know what  will   befall  '..you if  you marry.    He beat me and he  ���������'beat you, but you were too young when  ���������..Tie���������deserted us to remember.    We were  not so poor then, and had saved money.  ;VHe took it all   to  buy him   opium in a  '-/hole underground, and   left us to work  i'jour fingers to the bone.   Never shall you  '"���������'���������marry so long as I have strength in my  vTight arm to beat yon. "  '������������������-,���������'���������   "But are all   men alike?" asked Ah  Lon  naively!    She  had seen slim and  prosperous looking young men sit down  ���������to dinner opposite.  '���������  "All that  you will ever meet.    Talk  !no more."  -' But a week later Ah Lon came home  >one day after delivering a dozen little  'jackets for a merchant's child and  found Wo Ling pounding her knees  with her clinched hands. The woman's  patient face was contorted, her eyes  glittered with the sunken fires of her  nature. It was the first time that Ah  Lon had seen her mother excited, and  she dropped the little bag of silver to  the floor and stood wringing her hands.  . "What is it?" she asked. "What is  it?"  hastily down through the black well of  the stair, stopping several tiines to listen  . intently.    At last  she  heard some one  panting as if'in   terror, and a moment  later stumbled over an ill smelling heap.  "Ling Tang?" she asked rapidly.   "I  am Ah Lon, your daughter.    Wo Ling  waits you, and will give you food.   We  have sausages and rice."  ._,.'.-. She turned and, ran  tip stairs.    The  heap gathered  itself  together  and followed slowly.  "Pie comes, ".'she*said to her mother,  'And she waited, trembling with curiosity. Wo Ling raised herself to her full  height, which was above that of most  Chinese women.    ,  The man entered. He had nothing in  common with his moon faced cempa-;  triots of the streets, who looked comparatively clean and well ��������� fed, and Ah  Lon could not know that underground  there were many like him. He was in  rags, and what they covered might  have rattled; he was so fleshless. His  face was wrinkled hide and bony structure, and sparse gray hair fell about it  and from his cheeks.and chin. He looked 10,0, and he may have been 35. Ah  Lon gave a cry and fled to the bedroom,  slamming the door, behind her. But Wo  Ling took the wreck in her arrris.���������  Gertrude Atherton in Lady's Realm.  fer  uv  ,   A Good   Bin IT.  Wise Willie���������Nex' time yer beg  suthin ask fer it in ther "intcres'  science." , ' ...  Soiled Sammy���������What good's dat?  Wise Willie���������Why! dat's de way  to  make a fake work.���������New York Journal.  Unavoidable. "  Mamma���������Gladys, you had better accept young Mr. Dolley It is an offer  not to be sneezed at.  Gladys���������But how can I���������kerchoo���������  help it, with this���������kerchoo���������influenza?  ���������Harlem Liie.  MOVING   SIDEWALKS.  A CI'lTIGAL MOMENT.  forming a goal: Now, the object of the'  game is for each player in turn to dip his  pipe in the suds, blow a bubble, drop it on  the upper end of the board and carefully  blow it forward and if possible through  the goal. As it is very difficult th drop  tho bubble on tho board each ono ii: eiven  three chances, and "finally tho pru/^vho  succeeds in blowing tho most bubbles  through the goal is,, tho winner, j Prizes  may bo awarded.      ' I  Afc the end of the game, if a number of  persons have made the same nudibcr of?  "goals," a further interesting'bubble contest can be introduced. All should '.start  together to blow largo bubbles, Jthc ono  who blows tho largest being'-tho'j winner  of the contest. , . '.      | o   ' .. "  Tho addition of a small amount of glycerin to the soapsuds will make tho games  easier, .preserving the bubbles ty-greater,  size and strength.  Further fun may be had  by  two, three .  or four persons blowing one large  bubblo  by placing the pipes together as., the bubbles arc being blown.���������Boston Herald.  A. Proposed  Unique Fu:itur������ of  the Paris  Exposition Next Year.  One of tho features of tho- Paris Exhi-  ,bitio7i -will be a series of moving sidewalks (trotfcoirs mobile) constructed on a  scale sufficiently large to demonstrate'tho  practicability of their general introdncr  tion into the large cities of tho world.  Two of these moving sidewalks' or platforms are to be erected along the banks  of the Seine to connect the 2iew exhibition grounds   with   the   old, and will be  It is expected thafc  be   most  useful in  Skyscraper* Very Old.  Lanciani, the famous Roman archaeologist, has shown that in the Rome  of the Ca?sars trouble was experienced  with high buildings. A law was passed  restricting the height of fronts to 60  feet In order to evade it builders  adopted the practice of carrying up  the rear portion several stories more.  Other lawTs bearing on the heights of  buildings were passed in olden times.  There was a tendency to diminish the  height of stories as the buildings increased in size, and a height of 130 feet  Was probably attained. It is believed  that the ceilings were so low that a  man could not stand upright in the  rooms.���������Green Bag.  Striking: a Bargain.  "Do you love sister?" asked the terrible boy of Pitcher street who was temporarily entertaining a regular caller.  "That's a leading question, young  man."  "She said last night that she'd give  $10 to know, and I need it. Say, own  up, and I'll give you half."���������Detroit  Free Press.  MENE, THE ESKIMO BOY.  that it made many friends for him, and  when, last spring, it was planned . to.  break up the little band, two or three  of whom were to return north with  Lieutenant Peary, Mr. Wallace of the  museum expressed his desire to take  Mene into his family and bring him up  with his own son, who is two years older than the little Eskimo.     ,  This-project was put into effect at  once, and Mene���������"Mene Wallace," as he  calls himself���������has enjoyed the advantages of that home ever since. He has  not been legally adopted, but Morris K.  Jesup, the president of the museum,  who is very much interested in the boy,  is rather anxious that he should be, and  Mr. Wallace says that it will probably  be done in the course of time.  Mrs. Wallace has taken the deepest  interest in assuming,charge ofv,the little  protege from the north,vand to her is  due much of the credit for the remarkable rapidity with which he has developed in every way since he entered her  household. It is pretty safe to say that  there, is no better behaved 9-year-old  boy of any nationality than Mene is today.  Mene's days are well'occupied, for besides his regular attendance at a public school he has a private tutor. This  is in order to help him on as rapidly as  possible in his study of English and  thus enable him to keep up with his  class. ,  His manner of talking is still, of  course, broken and faulty. Occasionally, when he attempts long explanations,  it is a little unintelligible, but, as a  matter of fact, he can almost always  make himself understood and is improving daily with wonderful speed. He  pronounces his English words correctly,  without any peculiarity of accent. He  still remembers most of the Eskimo  words that he knew in his northern  home, but he shows signs of forgetting  them unless he is made to repeat them  frequently.  Dr. Boas and one or two other students of the Eskimo tongue often get  the boy to talk with them and endeavor to learn from him something about  the almost unknown language of his  race.  Mene is of average height for his age  and is stockily built. He is exceptionally strong in his muscular development and in wrestling can easily vanquish much larger boys than hjmself.  His face is broad, with high cheek  bones, and his brown eyes are set a  trifle obliquely, as in the Mongolian  type of countenance. A healthy red  glows through the dark skin on his  plump cheeks, and he has entirely recovered from the sickness which he as  well as the others suffered last winter.  nine'miles in length.  these sidewalks' will  relieving tho congestion which   issurc to  occur along these strips.of the river bank.  A Bird's Shower DnOi.  Through  the  open windows  in a New  England village  come  many bird  songs,  but none strikes the car with more distinctness than the  frequently reiterated call of  ''chebeck," the least flycatcher.    Like all  its family, it snaps its bill when it catches  a fly and shakes  its wings and tail to emphasize its remarks.    The  least is a most  friendly littlo bird, who  quickly responds  to kindness.    A story is told of a pair that  began by coming to a house for cotton for  their  nest  and  finally  drew nearer  and.,  nearer till they built, in a clump oi', honey-  sucklo in a corner of  the piazza aiubmado  friends of the wholo  family.    Another is  told of a chebeck, the pet of n lady'whoso  shrubby yard had many nesting birds.  Almost everyday through the summer, when  sho would go out to water 1-er garden at 5  o'clock, the chebeck would come (lying in  to have her give him a shower bath.  Whilo  waiting- for  her  to  get out tlie  hose lie  'would fly down on the fence and'begin his  talk.  Then she would come up within llvo  or six feet of him and  turn the hose upon  him gently.  In-describing ifc she says, ''Of  course he doesn't like a very heavy shower,'-,'.",.'  ���������but just betwixt  and between, and������������������whe'.iii:  he has had enough he flies into the hushes  and   preens ' himself   beautifully.''���������Humane Alliance.  MOVING SIDEWALKS.  One   of   the   sidewalks,    which   will be  entirely within, the   exhibition   grounds,  will be built on the ground, as there will  be no streets   for   it   to cross, but in the  case of the other, which   will run on the  north bank of the river, the  construction  Will   be   on   the   elevated   principle,   as  shown in the accompanying   illustration.  In each case the aioving   sidewalks   will  be triple.    One   strip   will be stationary,  another'will be kept moving at  the   rate  of three miles an hour,   while   the other  will be always .moving afc   a rate of close.  on six miles an hour.    The motive power  employed  will   be   electricity,   and each  rolling platform is furnished  with a continuous rail,   and   is   pushed forward by  fixed rollers.    The two moving platforms  will   be   operated   by   the   same   motive  power, which is applied at regular   intervals throughout   the   length  of the line.  Meanwhile, a short experimental strip of  moving sidewalks   has   bjen constructed  at Saint-Oucn, which is being used every  day by large numbers of deeply interested  Parisians, who are ever   on   the   lookout  for novelty, and who find in this sidewalk  one that exactly suits   their   fancy.    The  proprietors   of    this   new   venture   have  already   realized   a  considerable   sum of  money from it.  Tlie  Mother's   Pride. ,  I have four little faithful guardsmen. '  Tlie pride of a fond 'mother's' heart.  There you see them like soldiers in waiting,- v - -���������.- '���������-������������������'.;-'-.������������������������������������'������������������'.' :-;;.';  Each one ready to do his full part.   ���������.'"...>  True. I often find stains on my carpet,  The traces of small muddy':boots'   .  "  r'^y  At the Telephone.  Casey���������Who does yez want ter see?  Grogan���������Dunnohue.  Casey���������Who did yez say ?  Grogan���������Dunnohue���������Donnohuel  Casey���������Well, if yez dunno who, how  the divil do I know who?���������Scribner's  Magazine.  Both  Unendurable.  Dukane���������Spiffins is insufferable. Ho  is always saying, "I told you so."  Gaswell���������He isn't as bad as Snagga.  Snaggs is always explaining in great detail how his plans happened to fail.���������  Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  emm  While I see your fair-tapestry glowing,  All spotless with blossoms and fruits. ,  You   may  keep  your  fair home,   with  it*  order,  Its freedom from bother and noise;  You may keep your fanciful leisure. '  And I'll keep my four darling boys!  ���������Good Housekeeping.  Her Irion, of PnniNhment.  There are many who think that had they  but been born in a higher sphere of life  they would have known what com plots  happiness meant. That this would not  have been the case the following story goes  a good deal toward showing, says the New  York Herald. It was against the strict  etiquette of the Dutch court for the young  Queen Wilhelmina to bo allowed to play  with any other little boys and girls, and  so she grew up practically alone.  Wilhelmina was only about 6 or 7 years  of age when she was one day overheard  playing with her dolls. One wax baby  misconducted -itself, in some way, and the  small mother, holding up a warning finger, said sternly:  "If you are so naughty, I shall make  you into a princess, and then you won't  have any other children to play with, and  you'll always have to throw kisses with  your hands whenever you go outdriving."  This she evidently considered the most  severe punishment that could be administered. %t  K<  ^  ft  ft?  !<���������>  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Mnle Dentistry.  A Mexican mining company, which'  owns o*00 mules, keeps a dentist on its  ���������staff simply to look after the mules'  teeth.  One of Mr. Mule's amiable weaknesses  is the habit of bolting his food, which  frequently causes dyspepsia or other dis-  ���������eases. This bolting of his food is not  ,-caused by a desire to .hasten his meal,  but because his molars, or back teeth,  ���������having more work to perform than his  front teeth, wear away in the course of  a few years and become much shorter  than the front ones, thus allowing the  food to pass into the stomach "without  being properly masticated. In cases of  this kind the incisors, or front teeth,  ha veto be filed down an eighth or a  quarter of an inch.  The molars cf the mule are three and  ���������a half inches  in   length, while  the in-  , cisors measure two and a half inches.  And, judging from his signs of" pain,  the nerves are as ��������� sensitive as those of  human beings. An expert dentist operates on 24 mules a day.  Tlie extracting instruments are from  two to three feet in length, and the di-  ' tire case of instruments weighs fully 50  pounds. The teeth of every mine mule  are examined and treated, if necessary,  once or twice a year.  A TURKISH   WEDDING.  Are your corns harder to remove than  those that others have < had-?, ' Havo they  not; had the same'kind?. Have they not  been 'cured by using Holloway's Corn  Cure?   Try. a bottle.   ,        /.     '  Ask for'Minard's Liniment and take no other  TIiohc Absurd Question*.  Tlie  Ceremony   Occurs  at   Jtfiffltt  and  Occupies Four Hours.  A wedding is always an interesting*  event, even to those *who are not directly'  concerned in it. Whereas the ceremony of  "tying the knot" only takes a few minutes in Christian countries, it lasts in  Cairo from 7 o'clock in the evening to 11,  and is like enacting a chapter in the  "Arabian Nights."  With difficulty we made our way to the  gate of the large garden in front of the  pasha's palace, the entire facade of which  was brilliantly illuminated and within  which the wedding ceremony was about to  take place.  The ladies were immediately taken away  from us and conducted to the harem, our  men being shown into a room beside another reserved for the natives���������incu everywhere, but not a woman.  After awhile wc were invited into the  large dining hall, where wo were rejoined  by the ladies, but only the ladies of our  own party, and all sat down to dinner.'  And such a dinner 1,, I cannot givo the  menu. v/ ��������� ,  What took place in tho harem is best  told by one of tho ladies. She said: "I was  ushered through a long, narrow stone passage, lighted by torches nekl by negroes,  and suddenly found myself in a large  room, the'harem, brilliantly lighted by  electricity, with a number of beautiful  women with penciled eyebrows and red  stained finger nails, lightly clad and unveiled, sitting on richly covered divan's.  Their costumes wero of costly fabrics, and  they- were covered with, diamonds and  pearls.  "In tho middle of the room was a bower  of roses for t-hobridc, and on all sides wero  rare oriental carpets and embroideries  After waiting an hour in the harem the  bride appeared; walked to tho bower and sat  down in ifc. , After another long wait tho  bridegroom came.      '   ~~    , '  "He went .directly to'-the bower, raised  the veil of tho bride, who was beautiful  and whom hesawfor the first time, placed  a magnificont- diamond necklace over her  head and led her away. After this ceremony a procession formed in the garden  and marched around it to the sound of  music. Then the bridegroom's best man  cam������ out and made a speech on his behalf,  which was replied to by one chosen for  the purpose. - After this tho crowd began  to disperse, and al! wk over.���������Paris Herald.  "Hollo, Jim 1 Playin hookey?" -  Jim-1-Say,' d'yer Xt'ink    I'm    Ioafin  own here fur me  health ?���������New York  ournal.  ..       ��������� ���������        ���������i���������\.  Minard's Liniment is rt byP&ysiciaiis. ���������'  A- iVIistnlve  Corrected.-  It has been said that speech was given  man to conceal his- thoughts. This 'is  not the true answer. Speech was given  to man to prevent other people from  talking.  Muted.  "There's no fool like the. old" man  who married a 3'oung woman."  "I don't know. There's the young  woman who marries the old man."���������  Chicago Record.  Chronic Bronchitis Cured,  ' Mr. Charles E. Reid, the leading  druggist of; JRevelstoke, B. C., pays:; "1  have every reason to believe Griffiths'  Menthol Liniment will- cure chronic  bronchitis. A lady customer says she has  been troubled with chronic bronchitis for  years, and that this liniment has cured  her completely. It always gives the best  satisfaction to' my customers. 2o cents.  All druggists.   ���������  nurd's Liniment tlie LnniDsrmaa's Friend.     ''  ',  Ilia Complexion.  "De lady of de house insulted me by  the offer of a piece o" soap'," said Mean--  de-ring Mike. "She's onep' dese(prcju-,  diced people. She took a dislike to me  simply . because me complexion was  sandy.," <��������� ' ' ��������� ������.:     '  "L-fo 'way!" exclaimed Plodding  Pete.   "You ain't no blond. "  "I knew it. But I slep' in a gravel  bunk last night. "���������Washington Star.  Permanent  Cure of  Chronic  Constipation.  Perhapsyou've suffered with constipation for years, tried all the pills and purgatives you ever heard or read of, without  getting any more relief than the one dose  of the medicine afforded.  r,Then you were left worse' than before,  bowels bound harder than ever, the constipation aggravated instead of cured.  All the miseries of constipation���������Headache, Sick Stomach, Biliousness, Pimples,  Eruptions, Bio ������a"Humors, Blotches, Piles,  and a thousand and one other ills crowded  ba ck oh you again with redoubled severity.  Wouldn't you consider it a blessing tp'  be cured of your constipation so that it  " would stay cured? ' So that a repetition of  all the suffering you have endured would  never come again? Burdock Blood  ��������� Bitters can cure you���������cure so that the  cure will be permanent.  Thatls where it "differs from all other  remedies. It makes a thorough renovation of the whole intestinal tract, tones .  the bowel wall, acts on the liver and  stomach, and causes all the digestive and  secretory organs to so work harmoniously  and perform their functions properly and  perfectly that constipation, with all its  attendant sickness, sufferingandill health,  '. become a thing of the past. '   ���������  Miss Arabella Jolie, living at 99 Carriere  Street, Montreal, Que., bears out. all we  say in regard to the, efficacy of Burdock  Blood Bi/ters in'curing constipation permanently.    This is her statement:  "'For over a year I suffered a great  deal from persistent constipation and  could only get temporary relief from the '���������  various remedies I tried until I started  using Burdock Blood Bitters. I am thankful to say that this remedy  h;is completely and per-,  manently cured,me and ^��������� JB  / have had no return of  ih* constipation.  A Typical  Moy.,  A lecturer in Colorado asked: "Where  else in the world will you find in one  spot, outside of this state, such products  as marble, iron, fireclay, chalk, copper,  lead, slate, fruits of all kinds, hemp,  flax, all manner of grains and���������but  why enumerate them? Where? I say. "-  To which, a man in the- audience  promptly replied : ."In my boy's pocket."���������Boston Transcript.    '���������  ismanagement  The disappointment caused by the mismanagement of the  Winnipeg- branch of our business is such as tb have advised a  m^^z^/toti-i  cLosiira sale  To this end we commence with this announcement:  THE BIGGEST  WALL PAPER SALE  MANITOBA. HAS   EVER   KNOWN.  The mismanagement has been such as to accumulate a  ponderous stock, all of'which will be sacrificed during this sale  to continue throughout June and July.    ' ,  The head of the firm will remain in Winnipeg during, the  closing of the business. ' , .  C. B. SCANTLEBURY,  496 MAIN STREET, JUST AT THE  BEND OF THE STREET  NOTE.���������IT you cannot visit the city send,a postcard. Write: "Please  send samples of Wall Paper, for Bedroom, Parlor or Hall, prices not higher  than 25c per single roll.'-*   Sign name and address.  Tlie GoddcNi of Liberty.     <.  "Mr. Weari���������Why in   creation" don't  you go to bed '?,<���������'  Mrs. Wcari-���������I -must wait tip-for the  girl:-, '  ''Why don/t vou lock her out?"  "'"I'm afraidi-'she'd  stay out:"���������New  York Weekly.    .  The healthy, glow disappearing from the  cheek and moaning and restlessness at  night are sure symptoms of worms in  children. Do not fail to get a bottle of  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator; it is  au effectual medicine.  HE HAS TRIED IT.���������Mr. John Anderson; ELinloss, writes: "I venture to say  few, if any, have received greater benefit  from the use of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil  than 1 have. I have used it regularly for  over ten years, and have recommended it  to all sufferers I knew of, and they also  found it of great virtue in cases of severe  bronchitis aud incipient consumption."  A KICKER FROM KICKERVILLE  Why couldn't litis world of hcauty ajid law  Have boon form 3d on a different plan?   ���������  ��������� Why protend it is perfect aiid quite without  flaw " ,.-.������������������' -,     '<���������  When it's plain to the dullest man  That a thousand improvements   might b<  , made  In his own little corner alone,   .  If his modesty did not make him afraid  To let his ideas bo known.  ��������� Why couldn't, for instance, coal be clean  (To beijiii with a housewife's woes) V  Why couldn't tho odor of kerosene  Suggest the attar of rose?  Why, couldn't milk and Imtter retain  The scent of the clover and hay  As well as that of turnip or drain  Or tlie stable over the way 'I  Wlij' couldn't window panes stay bright  With a tenth of tho labor and rout?  Why, in the name of health and.light,  Couldn't dust have been left out'/  Why couldn't lire burn a.s well  In a. blizzard a.s in a thaw?  Why couldn't- strawberries grow in a shell  Why couldn't we like,things raw?  Why couldn't bacteria dwell elsewhere;  Than in what we.daily use?        v.        ;.,  Why couldn't we breathe our native air,.  Without shaking iii our shoes'."  Why couldn't it seem as easy to live  As it sometimes seems to die?    .  Why couldn't���������but none can ah answer giva  And echo answers, ''Why'?"  ���������Boston Transcript.  Never TouvhtMl Him.  The experienced old inhabitant knows  too much to be-canght in a cyclone ���������  After a terrific storm which wrecked  numerous houses in a Georgia settlement ������ coroner's jury was -startled to  see the ground breaking a few feet from  where the}- were -standing.  Presently a head and shoulders  emerged from it and the old inhabitant  crawled out.  He surveyed the debris scattered  around, yawned, stretch oil bis limbs  and said-  " 'Pears like yon had somethin of a  hurricane renn" here. I crawled in jest  twu hours 'fore it lit!"���������Atlanta Constitution.       The winners of the sewing machines in  the Pioyal. Crown Soap Co. 's' competition  for tbe week ending May :30th are as follows : Winnipeg, Mrs. J-.-H.. Frost, 388  Logan avenue; Manitoba, 03car-'Pirton,  St. Norbert; Northwest Territories, "W. A.  Logan, Wapella, Assa. All persons wish-  iog to enter this competition must have  their coupons in before six o'clock on  Saturday, the 27td inst., as it will be discontinued after that date. The last drawing will take place, ou Monday, May 29th.  -^Absolutely'Full.-" ��������� '   ���������  First-Manager���������They tell me you  played to standing room~ only out in  Way back?  Second Manager���������Yes, there wasn?t  a seat sold tn the house.���������Yonkers  Statesman. ��������� <���������      -  E. Gartly Parker  MEMBER OF THE  STANDARD   MINING  ������5* Y f* W A TM f* TT  12 ADELAIDE ST.  E., TORONTO. /   ���������    '  ALL  STANDARD  BRITISH COLUMBIA, ONTARIO AND REPUBLIC  STOCKS  DEALT IN ON COMMISSION.  I am offering;'some attractive money making stocks just now.   It will pay 70a to,  keep, iu touch -witli me.     CODES:   Hertford McNeill's. dough's, lWoreing- & Jfeals.  BRITANNIA, BEAVER  and BUT-;  FALO  are the finest< India  and  Ceylon TEAS packed.    Put up by;  MacKENZIE & MILLS, Winnipeg  The'ozar. it is said, though not so fond  of extraordinary precautious as sometimes  represented to bo, is highly nervous Ho  prefers a small stuff whom he can really  trust around him to a larger one. such as  his father used to have.  Keep Minard's Liniment in tne house.  HIGH  GRADE   PLOWS,   SEEDING  Cari-iag-e*),   Wajtons, Itai-roivs,  &c.   COOIi-SHUXT rtow CO.  MACHINES,  \V uHlmills,  , "Winnipeg.  ii.,  BAID  IpHEADS  prevented  using  Misinformed.  She (severely)���������I have been informed  that yon intend to give a bachelor dinner to your friends on the day before  wo aro to be married. Now, as I understand it. a bachelor dinner is for the  purpose of taking leave of a gang of  fellows whom no gentleman would in:  trod nee to his wife, and I should just  like to know why a gentleman should  have such���������  He���������My dear, you have been misinformed. I haven't the least intention of  giving a-bachelor dinner or taking leave  of anybody.  "You haven't?'  "Of course not. I shall meet them  every night at the club -ust the same as  before." .....  MNDR1FF CURE  BARBER SHOPS tfvo Trial T���������.t-  ment at lflc nn application. T largo bnttla  at druggists, 61 nil P.nttlft Bxr-n>ssr<l. SI 00.  Sample with booklet on tho hair, 10c poit-  JONES BROS. & CO.. Toronto.  paid.  BINDER TWINE.  SELECTED MANILA  HIGH GRADE MANILA     .  (All made this season from Pure Manila-Hemp)  Ask for Prices,and.- Samples.   Special .inducements to carJuad Buyers.' lt  " ".,  THE INDEPENDENT CORDAGE CO.  (Limited), Toronto.      ��������� *  Manufacturers   of   Man Ha   and, -Sisal.  Kinder  .Twine   and" 'Rope   of   every  scription. - ". '  -v  de-  ?4%^  Instruction given bv mail to those who cannot attend college. tfuJl particulars on application to G. W. DONALD, Sec.  "Winnipeg-  -Business College. -  TV. X. U.  It is  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee,  reason enough vvhyit is  popular.  It's no Trick  Strictly Up to Date.  ��������� "Isee," remarked Deadbrokc. "that you  advertise an up todute boarding house. ; I  supposo that refers to tho service and appointments."  "No, indeed," replied'.tho landlady,  "that refers exclusively to the boarders. I  don't keep any one who gets behind.":������������������  Philadelphia Record.  Swiss I'arscH Are Small,  Switzerland is the poorest field for professional racing cyclists. The biggest  prize of tho year, the Grand Prix, amounts  to $10,0, as against ������3,000 for tho corresponding prize in Paris. Racing men can  learn how to starve there.' ' .. ��������� '  LUCAS, STEELE &; BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Wri!8'US. Hamilton, Ont.  Circle Tea*  J>.S. & li. Co frees.  Ju. S. St B. Extracts  L. S.& B. Spices  SUFFERING WOMEN  I can cure permanently all  diseases peculiar to women,  such as  displacements,  inflammations and ulceration    of womb, painful, suppressed and irregular menstruation,  leucor.  |rhcea, etc. WRITE for FREE BOOK.  Mrs; Julia B. Richard, Box 996, Montreal, Quo.  Tc)   make Biscuits, Kuflles, etc., nice   and  light and "wholesome when-you nse  WHITE STAR ���������������t  It is unsm-passed  iu LEA VEXING   STRENGTH,  is ABSOLUTELY  PURE,  and LOW IN PRICE.  THE   PHILIPPINES.  There are cases of consumption so far  advanced that Bickle'sAnti-ConsUmptlve  Syrup will not cure, but none so bad tihat  it will not give relief. For coughs, colds  and all affections ot the throat., lungs and  chest, it is a specific which has never been  known to fail. It promotes a free and  easy expectoration, thereby removing the  phlegm, aud gives che diseased parts a  chance to heal.  A CURE FOR FEVER-AND- AGUE.���������  Parmelee's Vegetable .Pills are compounded for ufjfi:in any climate, and they will  be found to preserve their powers in any  latitude. In fever and ague- they- act upon  the secretions and neutralize the poison  which has found its way into the blood.  They correct the impurities whicn find  entrance into the system throng.li drinking water or food, and if used as a preventive fevers are avoided.  Instead of playing a long engagement in  Manila Aguinaldo has decided on a number of one night stands in the provinces.���������  St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  A camera fiend at Manila fell into the  hands of tho Filipinos and was tortured.  Those Filipinos may not bo utterly bad  after all.���������New York Tribune.  A Manila restaurant now" serves "Livre  and Bacone American Stylo." The. next  progressive jump may land-that restaurateur in the "Come Beefe Hasche."���������Denver Post.  "It doesn't require a palmist to read that  hand," remarked Aguinaldo pensively as  General Otis dropped four aces on the  board and reached for the pile.���������Minneapolis Journal.  REID'S  PiAftSOS  In touch, tone and finish they have no equal.  Correspondents wanted in every to-wn to act  as agents.  REID BROS., 357 King St., West,  Toronto.  GRAND JEWEL COOK STOVES  Bay and use them and  you will be delighted  with results. It not  satisfied money refund-  eft. Manufactured by  Burrow, Stewart &  Milne, Hamilton, Con.  MAHIT0BA DEPOT, 132 Princess St., Winnlpec  Ask your dealer for GRAND JEWELS.  BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.  WE   MAKE   FURNACES   TOO.  THE   DYSON-GIBSON   CO.  PERSIATIC SHEEP  j)IP  AND ANIMAL WASH  THE ONLY REMEDY THAT WILL POSITIVELY  CURE SCAB IN SHEEP.  It destroys the patches of living bacteria,  relieves the pain and irritation, heals the  sores, and mnke* the skin whole and sound.  PERSIATIC SHEEP DIP is invaluable  for relicvintr th^ animal of all vermin, fleas,  lice, ticks, insects, etc., and for the Cure  of all Skin Diseases. Do not be put  off with an inferior article���������g-et the best.  PERSIATIC SHEEP DIP is the most  highly medicated and reliable Dip in tho  market.   At your dealers or direct from us.  THE PICKBAEDT-EENFREW CO,  (LIMITED.)  Bo*  A,  StonlTvllle, Ont. THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  ~-���������        ��������� ��������� . ���������  M.   E.  Bisseit Editor.  f \ \ux the Ofi'ice.  T;ie columns of The News are open to all  who ������*iah to express theiein views on rnatt-  tr.-i nf p'.hhc   luteiest.  While we do nut hold ourselves respond-  ble for the utteiaucow ������>f coneftpoudeuta* w.j  n-K-o-e the nglifc of declining to iiaseri  o<iiiiMiiiiiic<L*.ious iHs-s^censarily  personally,  &f Advertisers who -wane l-lieir ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m.' day before issue.  SATURDAY, JULY 22nd,    1899.  Everyone has he.ird of the celebrated 'embalmed beef wherewith  our, American cousins fed their  soldiers during the late war. We  have known of sandy suga-i and  wooden nutmegs, but few are aware  that frum 5,000,000 to ri,0G0,000 bar-  , re s of adulterated fluur is manufactured and sold yearly in the United  States.  As might be expected the adulterants are,   with one  exception,   not  only wanting in nutritious qualities  but   positively   harmful   as   well.  These,   according to chemical  evidence,   are 3  in number:   flourine,  mineraline and barytes.    Flourine  is a mixture of corn-starch and sulphuric acid.    Mineraline is white  clay ground ;o powder.    Baryets is  white rock  pu[Vt rized  to look like  flour.    A Congressional committee  was   appointed to   investigate the  matter.    The  following  is part  of  its report:  "From evidence thus presented to  the com mii tee there is no room to  quesii >n the fact that our wheat  fi ur is to-day adulterated with  material absolutely deherious to  I health. This practice, therefore  .'constitute* a menace to the health  of more than 70,000,000people. But  it is not alone the public health that  ��������� o '  demands a remedy for the  evils of  tadulieration.    The mil ling industry  is now the largest single industry in  the   United States,   but it cannot  (long exist part honest and part dis-  |honest.    Competition  between  the  the honest miller who manufactures  Lour from all wheat and the dishonest miller who "manufactures  floi.r  from part wheat and parteonstarch  lourine, barytes, or mineraline. and  pien  sells it for the  pure   article.  iust either destroy the business of  [he   honest miller or   make him a  fascal like his dishonest competitor.  To one who stops to consider  the  icts will deny that this isnotccm-  [etition,   but   annihilation.    This  |reatand constantly growing indus-  ry ip,   therefore, seriously menaced  the fraudulent practice which has  kcently grown up among a-class, of  (.en   who,   for  the sake of  larger  rofit8,  wil not hesitate to destroy  le health of our fellow-men."  The effect of such a practice, if  it checked, will harm the t-xport  li le of the United States. \Vh:;t  rikes us nearer home is that some  Lnadians are not slow to copy any  bney making tactics originated by  persand it may not be long before  shall have need of investigating  Inmi tees to sample the products  lour fiourmills.  other of the -Celtic languages. Brit-  any comes first with 1,322,000  (679,700,epeakBreton only), Wales  910,000 (508,000 Welsh only, is an  excellent second, and Ireland's 680,-  000 (38.000 Gaelic only) make it'a  good third. Scotland is fourth on  the list, her proportion being given  as 250,000 (42,000 Gaelic only), and  the Isle of Man brings up the rear  with three thousand Manx Gaelic  speakers. Thecompiler would have  greatly enhanced his admirable map  by the addition of an approximate  estimate of the considerable Gaelic-  speaking' Scuts resident in Nova  Scotia and throughoutCanada, also  in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere, as well as the numerous population of Gaelic-speaking Irish in  the United States. The details as  regards Scotland show that contrary  to general belief, Gaelic speakers  may be found in large numbers all  over the country, although they predominate in the north and west.  .gate.  He turned his back on the world of ���������  care,  And Peter helped him to climb t-1 e  stair,  And put on him a pair of win;'--  And he flew around where the t h -ir  sings,  He gazed with awe on the faces fair,  For  all  are printers, tiiose angels  there.  THE POOR PRINTER BOY.  A soul came up to the golden pate.  The  soul was rough and   the  soul  was late;-   -c  ,  It  rapped,   and the   sound on the  midnight air  Woke Peter  up from his  slumbers  there.  "Who's next," quoth Peter, "to meet  his fate," ' ,  And  peered at  the stranger from  under the gate.  "I'm Peter   the painter)"  c;tme the  answer faint,  Ah he looked ih vain for his patron  saint,  "Wluit's your business here," quoth  Peter then,,  Aiid he peered again at the the soul  of the man;  Said the painter, "I've left the land  of wrong  And   come to   join   the  heavenly  throni!."  THE HOLIDAYS.  "The camping and picnic weather  has at length arived. Lu.-f Saturday a large number went to Oyster  River and remained over a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. Wier'and a party  have been up the lake.  Dr. and Mrs. Millard, Mrs. Mc-  Galium, Mrs. and Miss Simpson  went. up to the Big Falls on the  Courtenay River on a fishing excursion last Satuarday. The Dr.  landed two good trout with one  sweep. After lunch the party returned. This is said to be the fhst  time ladies visited the falls.  Sir Richard Musgrave and a few  friends came up to Comox on hi:-  steam-lauitch, Haidee.  Salmon are very plentiful of  Hornby. A Swash caught 17 out  morning this week.  I  tnu table, leave 3'our guests as  gracefnlby as possible. If tlie dinner he not too elaboiate, and tbe  mental atmosphere be clear'and  bright, your friends wi-,J come again  'Eat to live,' and not' Live to eat,  should,be the moito of every household,"  Two Irishri en were on, one occasion engaged in a dispu e as to  whose genealogy cou.d be traced  farthest back. One succeeded iu  carrying his "family t;������.-e back to  Noah, and then triumphantly" tle-  whether his antagonist could appro ich that. Theothe-, whose name  was O'Flaheny, wan dazed for the j  moment, but lecovering his- staggering faculties he rejoined with  scorn: "Arrah, the 0' Flaherties  weren't beholden to that ould beggar Noah; sure, they had a boat of  their own the time of the ilood."���������  The Sentinel.  -.* -��������� y~y../.y-j  ^^./ry^^i  'Cumberland  Hotc  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET,  CUMBER LAX D, 13. C.  Mus. J. H. Pikkt, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland he sore  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotei, Kirst-'Uass - Accom- elation for transient.and permanent boarders. ���������   ' ,  Sample Rooms and   Public Hafl  Run in Connection   with' Hotel.  fiauiuel J- Piercy .  Milk, Butter, Eggs,  and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  "You're not the first painter we've  /    run out here,  Said old Peter with a wicked sneer;  "The cafe of the painter is hard indeed,  But a man shall reap as he so������vs his  setid."  And then with a voice like a far-off  knell  He committed.the painter's soul to  hell.  An editor came to the golden gate  And his was the same as the painter's fate,  Then  a throng  representing  most  every trade  Came up to the gate and Peter said:  "You all must take a different cell  In that horrid climate that mortals  call hell."  WHEN  COMPANY   COMES  IN  THE COUNTRY.  ,   "Begin to  enjoy yourself when  your guests arrive���������in   f.ct,   before  th.y anive," is Mrs. John B.   Sim>'  advice to the hostess in  an  article  on "Entertaining in the  i-ouniry,"  in the July'Lndies, Hom������. Jour a I.  "Do not tiy to serve such  :m elaborate dinner that t!icwbrkof������������e tin-  it ready will   draw   so   upon   your  physical powers  that they  will he  strained to their utmost endurance."  when  your  visitors   arrive,    greet  them  with   a   hearty   handshaki;  make them feel that you are   ready  for tqeir coming: speak of the picture that you hope the day m-iy bring;  compliment them on their good  ap  pearance; notice the 'neckwear,   the  dainty handkerchief; be thoroughly  enterested in each   and  every one.  when the timec >mes for you to prepare the dinner and place it  upon  FOR SALE.���������A num'er of  young pigs, difierent sizes. Berk-  shires. Wm. Lewis,  Courtenay.  IISURANCI  THE GAELIC TONGUE.  Idie see.retaiy of the DnbiJn Pan-  tic Congress has issued an in-  psting sketch map, showing the  ���������nt distribution of the living  jfcic- languages. Fro n this it  jild appear that about three and  jiarter millions speak one or the j  Then the S"iil of a printer, whose  steps were slowt  With the toils and c������res of the  world below,���������  A poor ill-us"d printer all wrinkled  with care,  Came up t - the gate and a.������ked entrance there.  St. Peter smiled ou his soul so pure  And comforting words did his heart  outpour.  "Poor innocent downtrodden printer  boy"  You never on earth did yourself enjoy���������  Picking type all day of y> ur life.  Friendless there and continuous  strife,"  Abused by everyone���������fL'hting fate;  You're welcome to c.ter the golden  I am agent for tbe following reliable  companion:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The LoMilon and Lancashire.  James Abuams.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SON.  THE COLLEGE EDUCATION.  The end of college education is  not  co fill the mind with knowledge; its  object  is to train the faculties and to  instil principles which may be applied and developed  in the specialized  *V'������rk   of   the     future.     President  pwight has well said   that  college  education is not a pieparation  for  business life,   nor for pr< fessiwnal  life, nor for any special departnent  of life, but for general educated life.  "Mind-building," he writes," i" the  col ege business, and   the  aim   the  college has in view is to send   forth  the young man  at the  ei.d of ,,his  college course with his mind   built,  not in the sense that there   will  be  no ciian e or .development, after-  w.-ii-ds in all the y������ais wf.ieh follow,  bit in the sen.-e of 'complete  icid-  u e-s f >r the beginning of the  educated life of manhood."  This may not be the modern idea  of education, but it is nirely the'  old one, and the correct one, and  the one with which, in principal at  lfast, wc are all familiar. The end  of college education is not to store  the mind with knowledge, but to  discipline it and to train it so that  it may be able to grapple successfully with all the problems of  life.  FOR SALE.  FOR SALE!.-101 acrva of laud near  Cour en ay.    A p y at this office.  FOR SALE ���������Valuable uroperty in  'CuiriherlitiKi. F.ir further information ap-  ly to New* Office.  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  o  o  ' O"  o  o  o  ,p  o  o  o  JL.2&JD  o  o  o  o  o  o  O"  o  o  o  Teaming  C      I am   prepared-   to    "O  O  O  o  c  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  O  '-\  .0  o  gD. KILPATRICK,     g  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  Espimi.it 1 ���������Banaimo. -fiy.  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail as  follows, calling at way ports aa freight and  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Naiiaimo  Tuesday 7 a.in.  ''    Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  _ OR Freiffht  tickets   and Stateroom apply on board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffics Manager  C O XTIXTE N'A Y  Directory.  COURTENAY  HOUSE,  Callum, Proprietor.  A.   H.   Xc-  GEORGE   B.    IiEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.        *  Union Brewery.  Fresh Lager Beep ���������ml\  STEAM���������-Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  BEST. . ..   PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to conviction   of  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs  belonging  to  this  company.  HENRY 7REIFEL,.. Manager.  Independence . .  The man 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 he finds in the pocket of each garment makes  him independent of all risk.  The clothes must satisfy him, or he can have his money back.  4  i  1  ���������'Bl  i  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day.     ' jl  ������������������1lI  l ,1  1  U  I  'd  '1J  1  m  (11  i  For Sale by Stevenson &  Co. 1  i  wonBannnaMMdi  FROM   THE  ;-OKTH.  Wind   City,   on   the   Wind   river,   the  IftiHiu  South  branch  bf tho  Pwl,  was a  l'f.nn\.y   c-.-unp  durhijr  ihi>  whiter,   and   a  K't-niv of miners-art' said lo have perished.  IP l  was   lati-   in   January   h-Iipii   tlie   last  Iroport was received from the pest camp  K)y miners crossing the'liocky mountains  J'jii their way to Dawson.    These miners  Iwially not  through  with  the news.  I   They  do  not  have n   lisl   ot  those  already  de-id,   but   the  following  uniortu-  pates   wero   not   expected   to  live  when  Jjhe,  messenger   left:  ''Dr.  J.  B.   Mason,   Chicago.  |(.-W. o. Cueli.  || Brown Brothers.  'It.  Martin,  dentist,  Chicago.  Edward   Harris.   Miichell.  All  wen-   very   sick   with   the   dread  !{���������������<���������������ii- disease ��������� vw v u 1V_M  F/inpulated   from   freezing,  and   Mitchell  |iv.;is suffering fn,ni :l broken  arm.    The  .linerswere the only ones left in Wind  1,-ir.y. They sent out an Indian to secure  Assistance.    He said that the men were  ���������luihle to care for thenihelves.  and  that  |ono expected to live.  ffcWind City was started last, September,  jl-hcii some seventy-five miners who had  teen trying to reach Dawson over the  hdiiioiifon trail gathered there and built  li'itcr quarters. A number of subsian-  Jil cabins went up, and when winter  |rl.f   dowu wind City became a lively  Ifo'lie whirl of social affairs was varied  Tid interesting. ��������� The population was  lade up of men from all vocations of  fto. Young college men and men of  |.ofessions predominated the "old miners.  Jicre were dances, in which the three  [|>meu of the camp werei never allowed  |> he wall-flowers, and "occasionally a  lyinaii who was camped some tweiitv-  ���������u' miles further down the Peel would  I' brought to 'Wind City. The miners  I've socials, studied and produced farc-  li',*������^k.,,esso,ls iu aiuS'mn and playing,  luilied (xeriimn, French and telegraphy,  lyecture course was arranged, with sublets ranging from the circulation of the  *|>od to astronomy: Glee, chess, eheck-  R.and. curd clubs were organized, and  *kd regular sessions. Church services  ,(re held every Sunday at 2 p. in., and  t community proved a model one. The  Jiinumty sent two Indians 223 mile*  ������n the river to Fort McPherson for  h mail.   ���������  %or four mouths the miners at Wind  Vy had just, as good a time as the  |C?rs "' any othcr P*"* of Alaska,  |?ir ��������� food, nearly a year old,' was  Iininng to get bad, but' the miners  Ue used to that. Nothing "went ser-  [fcly wrong uutil one morning several  Vhe miners   took  down   with  scurvy.  Jy were followed by -several others,  pestilence seemed to strike. the  Ijip in a minute. Some half of the  [people there: were stricken with Unlit d disease.  Lien came the undoing of Wind City  Ise of the miners who could move de-  [ 1LWilit   limii   ^ ,������ot   about   their  to the rivers leading to the Yukon  hi rlic other side of the Rockies.    Thev  Jed their sleds and turned their cab-  j(w>cj    lo   tiiu   icfca   lumiuuiu'.'    ,V������Uu.u  |U  uj   guou  dicer an  suuuml, ihe p,u-  fyei ou:,_tiiie by^oucvovur snow  and  lie-nth helped depopulate Wind City.  w s,oun.i. ssuciiiiM to- be patiicujunv  ���������M. ������hc medicine which ur. -.i.laui,  ������ was,    soon     exhausieu,   and   who  !:kcn  down   himself  ]ie   had   noiliing  to take.     There were no veyct.-n^c'*  ramp, and no source from which nosh  ������p  could     be.    secured.      The  minors  l������eu lor heip.from above, bin lunacies  "TUiot  practices -  in     the  north  land.  Tde  the  camp   was  largo   Wiiiu   Cii\  t'ys tiad fresii meat-.     When all were  but  a  dozen  scurvy-stricken  men,  'iave  piled   up  n-y" si.pi.lius  beside    the  >ed   and  ear  thing-..-     raw  rather     than  ���������iMfer as I hav(.' to when moving around.  I'll soon be so that I can't move, for the  uncooked   food     is   making   the   scurvy  -.vorse.  " We have had testimony this week of  what a man will do for hi< partner.    Dr..  Martin, a dentist from Chicago, was  camped with two Chicag ��������� men 75 miles  below us on tho river. Both were taken  with scurvy. Ilu loaded them on a sled  and tried to pull them here, where he  expected to find medicines and fresh supplies. One, man died soon ' after the  journey commenced. lie took his'other  partner on his back and completed the  journey, although it nearly killed him.  On reaching here exhausted he discovered signs of the dread disease in his  oavu body.' Ho has it very bad, and is'  iu a weak condition.*"  For Sale  Harris had to have a leg .'���������   Seve-i-al  men   turned  back,  determined  to do all in their power to help out the  unfortunates. Before fall, summer  travellers or Hudson's Bay men will  come upon tbe camp, and details of the  winter's deadly work will then be ob- '  taine'd.  -o  '   One    "STEWART'   BANJO"  and   one  "COLUMBIA   GU1-  ,   TAft,"   both   new.        Anyone  wanting a   Banjo   or"'Guitar  would get a,   bargain   in   purchasing one  of these  line  instruments.  Chas. Segrave. Local  Agent, Cumberland.  NO WOMEN COUNCILLORS.  Commons   Agrees   With   Lords   iu   Ex-  ,   ,       -    eluding Them From Lon- ,  . don Government.  London. July C���������The House of Commons this morning rejected the amendment to the London Government bill  proposed by Hon. Leonard Henry Courtney. Unionist member for the Bodmin  division of Cornwall, permitting the election of women as councillors, by a vote  of 240 against and 177 in favor..  The House of Lords amendment providing, for the exclusion of women from  the office- of councillors was then formally agreed to.  MORTGAGE SALE.  UNDER and.by virtue of the   powers  con-  tamed in a certain mortgage, dated  the  30eh.day.of May, A. JD. 1894 and registered in the Ljml R������������yistr> Office,   Victoria,.in Charge Book Vol. 13, F-������l. M,  No. 16 322 b, the following property is  offered for aale by tender, viz:    L������t 90,  Cunmz District, consisting of 160 aure.s  and situate   next   James   Knigut'a   at  Shelter   Point,     Oyster     River,     and  known :ta  the   William  Tree    Ranch.  Sealed Teodcrs  (marked   "Tender   for  L t 90 ') for the purchase of   the   said  propeny addi eased to   the  undersigned  aud leu at his i.ffice or potted   't<������   him  Will hb rfceUe/l uoco noou of'the l;9fcti  ot .Juij, j soy.  Tins Mile deeds may Um inspected and  ��������� far lur'iiiprm.tiiiiii rt-ccivid   upon   au-  pltt.-;itioi! to Hie lU'mga^t-e i������r hi* solicitor.    Tin-J,illicit or   any   tender ' uoc  U  i:ess:tnly hc aipttd.        Siu.Uet    D������vis,  '���������' '   :������������or g..y<t-, U'li.-ii K.-el. Uii-..n,'1J. (J.  "-    , .   LOU IU  lJ,  lv KSTELV?,  Solioitor.'or Mir^a oe.  Dut d 15 h J-iy, 1899.  e. h. fechner;  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire .Arm's. .Amunition and Sporting  Goods of all descriptions.  B. C  C  UMBERLAND,  General Teaming1 Powdei  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished. ���������  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  Society     Cards  Hiram Luo.je No 14 A.F .& A.M..D.C.  ,   Courtenay B. C.  Lodifc meets on every Saturday on or  before the full i)f the moon  Visi:ir.y Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  '   '', R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  ���������jUiuortunaics had to rely on cainieu  |tsf as they could no longer hunt.  (Wire is a graveyard ai Wind Citv  I J!- ihe bodies or 10 or 20 men lie in  liiiiony of the terrible price sonic  10 pay foi- gold. In outlying  lus several corpses have nothing bin  iL-n biauKeis tor their coliins. They  w after all the well men left camp,  there is no one to bury them. It is  Rtrtuuate that a record of the identity  The occupants of this Arctic gravj-  ,has not yet been sent out. lUanv  l/uily with friends on  the i-Jdmontoa  Pile Jew Uiiglanii Hotel,  M. & L. YOUNG, Pj-���������p.  Victoria, Fanoonw Island,  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  - Meets every a I tern ite Wednesdays ol  each month at 7:3., o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordiallv invited'to attend.  Chas. Wkyxe, Scribe.  EROM LONDON.,  The Daiiy 5i:i:;  .-iniio.nice.s tb:- morning  mat itrevet Colonel   Liobei (  iiaden-  t'ov.uii,      comma uuing       inu      Dragoon  Guards, Captain  Lord  Edward Cecil, of  the Grenadier*,, and  Lieur. die Hon. Algernon  1-lanbury   Tra.y,   of     the   Royal  IIoi-Ne Guaids, who according to a ;<e:ui-  oiiicial statement in the 'J'iuies yes:oiday  have been  ordered  to  procce<l  to  Souiii  Africa  to  organize tho  residents, police  and local forces at various points on the  frontier,   will  sail   for 'Capetown   to-day  on  the  steamers  Goorkha  and  Dunotar  Castle.  The subject of the despatch of these  oHicers was brought up in the house by  the leader of the  opposition,, Sir Henry  Campbcll-Bannennau, who teati  the following extract  liom   the Times:     "The  Lommander-in-chief ha.s been engaged in  completing the composition and or;j;iniza-  lion  of a  Jaiaer  force,  v/hicli  it  will' be  necessary to desp.-nch should the negotiations with  the Transvaal  fail."     "It is  with  regard  to  thn    statement   of    the  Times,'' he, continued, " which is apparently  a new declaration  of government  policy, that I wish to inquire.*'    (Opposition cheers).  Mr. Balfour replied,: " I do not think  there is any new declaration of' policy  in the paragraph, but I conceive that  the war oflice would be extraordinarily  v .luting iu its most ordinary and obvious  duties if it were not prepared for any  emergency, however undesirable and  however unlikely, that could possibly  arise."    (Ministerial  cheers).  Mr. Henry La lib u chore, Radical member for Northampton, asked whether the  officers spoken of in the communication  as going to South Africa were going into  Cape Colony.and Natal to organize the  police and local forces, and if so whether  it was with'the consent of the colonia.1  authorities there.  Mr. Balfour���������" I do not"know." ,  Commander George Richard Bethel,  Conservative member for the Holderness  division of Yorkshire���������" Would the right  honorable gentleman say in what circumstances the special service officers  are likely to be employed,' and against  what enemies of the Queen?'.'  Mr. Balfour-���������" My honorable friend is  ,  quite as competent a prophet as  I am,  and it will require a prophet to answer  for circumstances -which may arise."  In the house of Lords to-day the secretary  of state  for war,  the  Marquis of  Lansdowne,1 introduced   a bill which is  iegarded as the thin edge of the wedge'  of conscription and as therefore likely to'  render the government unpopular.     The  bill, which is entitled the '.'militia ballot,"  is intended to simplify and regularize an  existing .act  now practically  suspended  in faYor of volunteer enlistment.    In his  speech   introducing   the   measure,   Lord  Lansdowne carefully explained that tlie  government only wanted it read the first  linie, as there was no intention to pass  it. and be repudiated "the-idea of trying  t" introduce conscription by a side wind."  Personally, he said, he did not favor con-  conscription,  but he  thought it'" advisable that'such <.a bill should be iii readiness-if wanted.", and that "the country  should realize how it stands with regard  j   .-1  this tjiiestiou."  .\!rt-:id;i ii> .liberal papers are attacking i.'ie novei nm.-nt nud a-king what  need the.--- Jr, o: such a merlin- .mlcs-s,  conscription is intended, and looking to  the fact that leeniif'iig is dwindling, the  bill ��������� will  be  regarded,  cion.  Ottawa,   July     7.���������British  with  great ruspi  ll will, be uneasy uutil further details  lubtai     '  [liong  l'. cat  C. H. TARtlELL.  DEALER    IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  I    O    u.   F.  Union Lod^-e. No. j 1. meets ever*,  Friday night at 8 o'clock.' Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. An lev, R. S.  Frills -Ave . so.fa'-hlonnble' that a  women can lie forgiven if her temper gets rufflcid at times.  TREES  ined  ,iong the men who escaped from the  mp and who have just reached  "sou are A. G. McGregor, Dr. Sloan,  Alexander,   W.  N.    Gray, J.   \V.  uml Howard McGregor, of Huron  Ontario;    Dr. J.  j.. j-irouu,   W.  [jngo;     Caor,     Carl     Brown,  Meade  "jeorge and  James  A.  Furgeson,  of  jueito,   Oliver   Carter  and   William  i;������on, of Bay City, Michigan;   James  ilmt,   Fritz  Thiele  and  John   Lano-  II of   Fargo,   Dakota.  [������ese men got away from Wind City  isevoral     parties.      They   piocoedc!.  np-'Lhe   vv'ind   river  ovc-i" ground  before   travelled   by   white  men.  K   covered     (JO     miles   beiore   they  liied the real base of'the mountains.  *|77 ��������� miles  they  followed  the canyon  je Wind river through the mouutains,  scenery is described  as  wouderiui.  ;pa.ss had an easy grade.  -*y finally reached the summit, and  |1 a mile and a half of roclc separat-  iie waters which now east into the  uzie   from   thoi?e   that   How   Avest  jie Yukon.    The first of the western  j)   they   called   Pass   river.      Some  |!  miners  al.so  called  it  Hell  river.  ijfolloAved   it  for :i'.i   days,   making  'lies.     Many nights "they slept ou.  /heir thermometer was i������U .degree.-  Dr. Sloan  seemed  to'be impei-  tto cold, as he seldom* wore'a coat.  !.'  the warmest  weather,  jis  Avhile on  this  river  that    the  caught  up  with   the party  with  [{���������y  of scurvy   and  death   at    the  tfy camp of Wind City.     It avouM  |oi>e generosity  than  an  ordinary  rjis  in  his  make-up  to   turn  back  p hellish  northland  to the rescue  j.'av   hopeless,   helpless   miners,  or  y to add  one  more  victim  to the  hf the scourge.  lfa-1 brave  men  of    another party  Jfot withstand the appeals brought  pT.mliaii   from   the  stricken  caiiip.  |ier wrote to his partner who had  jVftad:  Ije back to me, old friend, for  |������jke, if you ever wish to see me  WThis camp is a pest-hole cursed  liiat is good. Tht������re is not a Avell  '(the camp- Scurvy, vile, sicken-  K deadly has taken hold of us.  "bovored Avith great scaly sores.  j/ only a matter of a few Aveeks.  ���������^j n������ one to    eo<������k  our food.    I  GORDON    MURDOCK'S . .  Single and Double Rigs to lei  -at���������  Seasonable Prices  .Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St  OU.IUIS i-ANT).    b    c.  FRUIT and  ORNAMEMTAL  Bulbi, J{,ose.-, Hollies, Riiod-iendrons, etc.,  for spring planting. Thousands growing on  my own grounds. ' Most Cdiupletr stock in  the proviuoe. New catalogue now read}  Call or nddress M. .1. HKNKY, 604 Weot-  iniii8t������!i Roail,  Vancouver. B. U.  PURE   MILK  delivered by  mt- daily   in   Cuin>)erland   and  Uuiou.    A share ot putronajje is Holicitfd  JAMES KE1U.  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  Letter Heads, Note Head?, Bill  Heads,    Envelopes,    Business  Cards, Shipping Tags, Posters'  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT   VERY     LOWEST    PRICES  Columbia  had another field day to-day. Col. Prior  raising the general question of immigration.     Col. Prior hoped the government  would at an-early day slate its policy'on  the question of disalloAvance of the anti-  Japanese legislation, as the present un-"  certainty has a   most detrimental effect  upon  trade in  British  Columbia.     Personally he was strongly in tavor of    restricting   the   immigration ��������� of  Japanese,  lie also advocated an   increase  in    the  poll-tax on Chinese.'   Unless the'goverii-  nient stopped this immigration from   the  'fair Bast, Avhite labor in Canada Avould  be sAvamped. ' There Ayas another class  of immigrants, coming in by government  assistance, against whom he strongly protested.    He referred to the Galicians and  Dotikhobors.   .  These   people  Avould   not  . associate    or    assimilate     with   Anglo-  Saxons,, and in his judgment it was   a  matter of regret that    the government  should pay these^people to settle in Canada. .     '  Sir Wilfrid   Laurier said  that  as<   to  Chinese    immigration   (jthe  government  were willing to do the utmost to meet  the vieAvs of the people of British Columbia, but the question was complicated  and would have to be handled caTefully,  so that nothing miglit be done to injure  trade Avith the Orient.    If recent legislation of British Columbia had been direct-' ������  ed only against the Chinese, the government Avould  not , have .interfered    and  would not 110AV interfere if such legislation Avere passed.     With. Japan the'mat-  tcr was complicated by questions of Iirir  perial policy.     It was" of the utmost im-,  portaiice   to   Great  Britain   that Japan  should be her ally, in the Bast, and Canada must be prepared to make whatever  sacrifices were necessary in the interests"  of the Empire.     As to the Doukhobors,  they were an ".excellent people,  of    the  Caucasian   race,   like  ourselves.     True,  they AArould not fight, but neither would   -  Quakers, and nobody proposed to ostracize Quakers on that account.  Mr. Sifton defended tho immigration  policy of the government. Every effort,  he said, Avas being made to secure immi- -  grants from the United States and Great  Britain, Avith considerable success. The " '  Doukhobors and Galicians AA;ere desir-  . able agricultural settlers.  The  discussion   lasted   most    of    the'.  evening.  Mr. Bostock defended the Japanese,  and said they easily assimilated the  Canadians.'  Col.   Prior  made   a   spirited   reply   to  Sir   Wilfrid   Laurier's   reflection   upon  him  for  "springing"  the  matter on   the  house,   pointing   out   tnat   the   Premier  himself Avhen in opposition had frequently adopted such a plan to obtain opportunity for   calling  attention   to   matters  which   could   not   come   up   in   ordinary  course.   He denied that he had appealed  to the- worst passions of the people,1 but-  if   speaking   in   behalf   of   the   working  classes against Asiatic competition con- ���������  stituted  an   appeal   to  the  passions,   he  Avas prepared to admit his responsibility. '  It is reported to-night that the government Avill increase the poll tax on Chinese   coolies   to   $2.j0,   which   practically  means exclusion.  mm  Esp'malt & Nanaimo Ry.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  I='Eao*F,*EISSIODfcTu?*xiJ.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  Vo. 2 Onily.  A.M.,  ��������� ���������. Vi'Moria.'..;....   f inlrtsMVnm...  .  ..    .SJiHWiiijcdii  i.nko  ..   .... DUhCiillS ....  I)  in: M;  10:4.S.  r.M.  12:24..  12:10  So. iSwlurday  I'.M.   !>������:.  \:'ir,  ������������������������������������������������������   ���������l:f>:i  ��������� ������������������  "    ,3.3!l    B.-la  I'.lt.    7:11  A r. 7 05  **���������   '2:1"       w cllintrton ......  WELLINGTON   TO   VICTORIA  No. 3 Siiuirdny.  A.M.  L>o. J:2"i  ��������� ���������   '��������� -l::{<i  .  "   G:ti.O  . . . L. P. hckstein . .  Baij rlster,* Solicitor,  Notary Public.  Office  Hours: 10 a. m. t--. 5 p.  ria:ill-days'  10 a. m. to 1 p. m.  CUMBERLAND, B.    C,  T^  has  an  m.  on^  No. I Unity  A.M.  l>u. S:05....  "     <I.-:V>  "   t0:H7....  ���������" 11:23  \i\ 11:50    .  IJi-ductH  ....  ."WeU'r-Kton.. ...     N-ii.i.iiiuo    Oaiic-ui-"   ..  y-'liiwrngmil.jik"     '���������    (;.|,;      ������'������J-l.si.reMii      ...-���������   7'-j.,  -  . Vi.-tui-wi Ar. S:00 i-.m"  sanus  id  .and iroiii  Hll poinis   <n,  Niniat.iys >iti(i .suiidiijs ifoi.d (.,> retm  I-'or   ratiss   n nd   ������  ��������� niiipiMiyV .iffi'-oa.  >.   iHJ.VSMUlH,  1'j:ksu>k.\t.  ������ll   iiit'oriiiatioii  Mem-  'U'Piy  hi  Gko. L. HOURTN'RV.  Truilic Maim^ci-.  VOU   H.WE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOi Cl\E  SATISFACTION   I'.RING  IT TO  Stoddart.  Opposite Wa\erlcy Hoici   ,  YARWOOD   &.    YOUNG.  BA IlKISTEHSjrid SpLICI'TORS  (.Wiier ������f Bistion and Commercial  Streets, Nauuimo, H. C.  I'.uancii Okfick, Third Street and Dunsmuir  AvtillUtr,   B.   (J.  Will be in QniiiM the 3rd   Wednesday   <,i  ������;iuh mouth and remain ten days.  NOW  READY  WILLIAM*   H.   C.   DIRECTORY  -For  1899 ���������  I'Ui'.LIS11ED   ANNUALLV  I'Ik- L;u-s-f-si iuifl M..st   Co.nplete   Uirec-  inr\ >c-t Mniilijhevi lor   l������nt:sli   Columbi.i.  Contains ever 1000 pages of all  the   latest     information.  PRICE    S5 00  T-> be obtained direct fro'ii the Directi r\  Ui'fuc.--, V-norin, the Ai.enis, or 1' O.  l>ix 485, \'icloi'ia, L5. C.  extensive circulation, not  throughout Comox District but 'all over  the Dominion. Wc have subscribers in.  all the large cities of Canada, and can  thus offer patrons  0 UFr:'fliis-'- are rqoderate-  .filVR  US,.  a Trial.. 1   answered,.  money  There-  By G-EOEG-E Q-EIFriTH.  TCopyrlg-ht. 1893. by the Author.]  "Every day, and   sometimes   two  ot  three times a day, either the' secretary  or one or other of the directors came up  and had a look at tho   big stouo, either  for their own  satisfaction or to show ic  to some of  their more intimate friends.  I ought perhaps to have told you before  that the whole diamond room staff were  ' practically sworn to secrecy ou the subject, because, as   you will   readily understand, it was not considered desirable   for  such   an   exceedingly valuable  ���������find to   be   made   public   property in a  -placo like   this. ���������' When Saturday came,  ifc was decided not   to  send   it down to  -Cape Town, for some reasons connected,  with tho state of the market.   When tho  safe was opened  on Monday morning,  the stone wae gone.  , "I needn't attempt to describe the  absolute panic which followed. It bad  been seen two or three times in the safe  on the Saturday, and the secretary himself was,positive that it was there at  closing time, because he saw it just as  the safe was being locked for the night.  In fact, tie actually saw it; put in, for it's had been taken ont to show, to a friend  of his a few minuses beforo.  "The safe had not been tampered  ' /with, nor could it have been unlocked,  because when it is closed for the night  it cannot be opened again unless either  the secretary cr the managing director  is presont, as thoy' have each ' a master  key, without which the key used during  the day is of no use.        ,  "Of course I was sent'for imraediate-  6 ly,' and I admit that I ,.was fairly staggered.    If tho secretary,, had not been ho  positive that the stone was  locked'tip  "when he saw the safe closed on the Saturday, I should havo worked upon the  theory���������the   only, possible  one,   as  it  .seemed���������that the  stono   had  been abstracted from the safe during the day,  concealed in the room and  somehow or  -other smuggled out, although even that  would havo been almost  impossible in  .consequence   of^the   strictness , of  the  searching system and the almost certain  ���������discovery which must have followed an  Attempt to get it out of town.  "Both tho rooms were'searched in every nook and cranny. The whole stall",  naturally'feeling that every one of them  must be suspected, immediately volunteered to submit.to auy process of soarch  that I might think satisfactory, and I  can assure you the search .was a very  thorough one.  "Islothi::g was found, and wiien   we  hadtdoiie there wasn't a scintilla of evidence to warrant us in suspecting auy-  .body.'   It is true that tho  diamond was  last actually  scon   by  the  .secretary'in  -charge of ?rlr. Marsden and Air. Lomas.  .Mr.    Marsden   opened   the , safe,   Mi.  .Lomas put the tray containing   the big  .stone and  several  other fine  ones into  :its   usual   compartment,   and   the   safe  Kloor was locked.    Therefore  that  fact  -went- for nothing.  "You know, I suppose, that one of  'the diamond room staff always remains  all night in the room. There is at least  one night watchman on every landing,  and tha frontages aro patrolled all night  by armed men of the ..special police.  Lomas was on duty on tho Saturday  night. He was searched as usual when  he came off duly on Sunday morning.  Nothing was found, and I recognized  that it was absolutely impossible chat  he could have brought the diamond out  of tho room or passed it to any confederate in the street without being discovered. Therefore, though at first sight  suspicion might have pointed to him as  being..the'one who was apparently last  in the room with": tho diamond, there,  was absolutely-no reason to connect that  fact with .its- disappearance."  "I must say that that is a great'deal  plainer and more matter of fact than  any of the other stories that I have  heard of the mysterious disappearance,"  I said as the inspector.'paused to refill  his glass and ask me to do likewise.  "Yes," he said dryly, "tho truth is  more commonplace up to a certain point  than the sort of stories that a stranger  will find floating about Kimberiey, but  still I dare say you havo found in yoiir  own profession that it sometimes ha.s a  way of���������lo put it in sporting language  ���������giving fiction a .seven pound handicap and beating it in a canter."  , "l������'cr my own part,"  with an affirmative nod, "my  would go on fuct-every time,  fore it wrould go on now if I were betting. At any rate I may say that none  of the fiction that I have so far heard  has offered even a reasonable explanation of the disappearance of that diamond, given tho conditions which you  havo just stated, and as far as; I can see  I admit that I couldn't give tho remotest guess at the solution of the mystery."  - "That's exactly what! said to myself  after   I   had   been   worrying    day   and  night   for   more   than a week over it, "  said the inspector, "and then," he went  on, suddenly getting up   from   his seat  and beginning to walk up and down the  room with quick, irregular strides, "all  of a sudden in   the   middle   of   a   very  much  smaller  ptizzle, just   ono of  the'  common-1. D. B. cases we havo almost  every week, the whole of the work that  I was engaged upon vanished from my  mind, leaving it for the moment; a perfect blank.    Then, like a lightning flash  out of  a black cloud, there came a momentary ray of light which/showed me  tho clew to the mystery.  , That was the  idea.   These, " he said, stopping iu front  of the mantelpiece and putting his finger  on tho glass case which covered the two  relics  which  had   starred   the   story,  "these,were the materialization of it."  "Aud yet, my dear inspector, " I ventured to   interrupt, "you will   perhaps  pardon me for  saying   that your ray of  light leaves me as  much in the dark as  ever:"  "But.your darkness shall be made  day all in good course,", he said, with  a smile. I could see that he had an eyo  for dramatic effect, and^ so I thought  it was better to let him tell the story uninterrupted and in his own way, so I  simply assured him of my ever increas.  ing interest, and waited for him to gc  on." He took a couple of turns up and  dow������. the room in' silence, as though ht-  .were considering iu what form he  mould spring the solution of the mystery upon me. Then ho shopped and  said'abruptly:  "1 didn't tell you that the next  morning���������that is to'say, Sunday���������Mr.  Marsden wont out on horseback, shooting, in the veldt, up toward that range  of hills which lies over yonder to the  northwestward, between here and Bark-  ly West. lean see by your face .that'  you are already askingi yourself what  that has got to do with spiriting a million or so's worth of crystallized carbon  out of the safe at De Beers;. .Well, a  little patience and you shall seo.  "Early that same Sunday morning I'  was walking down Stbckdule street, in  front of thu'De Beers' ornccs, smoking  a cigar, and ot course worrying my  brains about the diamond, 1 took'a long j  draw at my weed and 'quite, involuntarily put my head back and blenv it  up into the air���������there, just like that���������  and the cloud drifted diagonally across  the street dead iu the direction of the  hills on which Mr. Philip Marsden  would just then be hnntiug buck. At  the same instant the revelation which  had scattered my thoughts about the  other little case that I mentioned just  now came back to inc. I saw, with my  mind's eye of course���������well, now, what  do you think I saw?"  "If it wouldn't spoil an incomparable  detective," I said somewhat irrelevantly, "I should say that you would make  an excellent story roller. Never mind  what I think. I'm in the plastic condition just now I am receiving impressions, not making thein. Now, what  did you see?"  "I saw the great De Beers diamond  ���������say, from-.'������{, 000,000 to ������1,500,000  worth of concentrated capital���������floating  from' the upper story of the De Beers'  .consolidated mines, rising over the  housetops and drifting down the wind  to Mr. Philip Marsden ,'s hunting  -ground."    :. ;.->���������   ���������.  To say that I.stared in the silence of  blank amazement at the. inspector, who  made ,this astounding assertion"' with a  dramatic gesture and inflection which  naturally cannot be.reproduced ia print,  would be to utter the merest commonplace, tie seemed to take my'stare for  one of incredulity rather than wonder,,  for lie said almost 'sharply:  "Ah, I see you are beginning to think  that I am talking fiction-now, but never mind, we will see about that later'  on. You have followed me, I have no  doubt, closely enough tu understand  that having exhausted all the resources '  of my experience and such native wit  as the fates havo given mo, and having  made the most minute analysis of the  circumstances of the case, 1 had come to  the fixed conclusion that the great diamond -������had not been carried out of the  room on the person of a human being  nor had it been dropped cr thrown from  the windows to the .street, yet it was  equally undeniable thac it had got out-  of tho safe and out of the room. "  ''And therefore it flew out, I suppose," I could not help interrupting,  nor, J am afraid, could I quite avoid a  suggestion of incredulity in my tone.  "Yes, my dear sir," replied the inspector, with an emphasis which he increased by sla-iiping the four fingers cf  his right hand on the palm  of   his ieit-  THEY WERE YOUNG.  AND SO WERE BOUND TO MAKE MISTAKES.  Too I>nte They Learned TJi������.t Discussion oi* Deep mid Serious Problems  Im X������t Alwiija tlie "Way to Attract n  Pretty GIi-I'm  Attention.  '"Yes, it flow out. lt flow some 1? or  18 miles before it' returned to the earth  in which it" was burn, if we may accupt  tho theory of the terrestrial origin oi  diamonds. So far. us tho event proved.  I was abhoiutcly correct," wild and -nil  as you may naturally think my hypothesis to have been. ...''  "But;" ho continued, stopping m hi:-  walk and making an <;!(;<.utnt ge^rnu  of apology, "being ..only Human.. I a I  most instantly dGviurcd from truth um  error. In 'fact, 'I lreely tciii^.-.s mi \6\  that there aud then 1 made what 1 con,  sider xo.be the greatest ,aud most i'ata!  .mist'akb of my career  "Absolutely eeituin as 1 was that tbe  diamond had been (.-ciiveyod through tl:<  air   to   the   Earkly   hills   and that Mr  Philip   Marsrien's   shooting   expedition  had been undertaken with the object of  recovering it. 1 had  all   the approaches  to tho town watched till  he came' back  He came in hy tho   old   Transvaal road  about an hour after dark    I had him'ar  rested, took him into the   house of  one,  of my men who   happened   to   live out  that, way, searched him, as i might.&ay,  from the roots ot his hair to the soles ol  his feet and found���������nothing    ,  ,  "Of course he was indignant, and of  course I' looked a very considerable tool  In fact! nothing would pacify Jn'm hut  that 1 should moor, hi hi the next, iir.ni  ing in tho boardrotim'^afc Do Beers' and  in tho presence of the,secretary and ������r  lease three directors apologize to linn  for my unfounded suspicious and ,thr-  outrage'that they had, led   me   to"..mak\  1 g^A* -Vv   \:--?r-  j\ b'/'rty* TA>#7���������'������������������-'���������  A.'  ifjjftif !:V4ffl  "J mi >n iiim stand iwj in front of rnc, env  criinj ntc with a lirttrc <>< 'i aval vers."  upon him.   I was ot course, as you might  say, between the devil and the'deepsea  1 had ro do it. and 1 did it, hut my convictions and my suspicions remained exactly what they were before.  (To be continued.)  LoToble kittle Ptffn.  While the raising of swine is not exactly a poetical occupation, it is said to  be a paying ono and one that would be  practicable for a woman to engage in.  ."One of V; the ..most thoroughgoing.'  capable business women of the day,'  .says The Practical Farmer, "is a breeder of fine .'.s'wiiie. and she has wen a  reputation that is enviable. She has  made thousands of dollars from the  business aiid .is .proud of and enjoys  ���������her work. Poultry and swine breeding  as a part'of the farm wife's business  ventures forms both a happy and profitable combination. Even the word 'hap-  py,-'she says, is well placed, for it is, a  happy work caring for and owning  handsome sows and pretty, thrifty pigs,  fine shotes and marketable hogs. Littlo  pigs, she asserts, are as lovable as baby  chicks, and through actual ownership  one takes pride and comfort in.watching them grow and looking to tho comforts and needs of the entire swine  herd."  I,   ITS   NATURE  AND   RATION AI TREATMENT,  ' Nervousness and dyspepsia frequently go hand in hand, each ailment encouraging the  other. When the nervous system becomes weak and exhausted, the gastric nerves of the  stomach are powerless to control the supply of digestive fluids, and digestion is at once  impaired. Reacting on the nerves the imperfect digestion of the food lessens the supply  of nourishment for the nerves and increases their weakness. ;  The trouble begins with exhausted, worn-out nerves, and the rational treatment is to  strengthen the nerves, restore to the gastric nerves their functions and make good digestion possible. To accomplish this the nerves must be supplied with such nourishment as  is contained in  the world's most famous remedy for diseases of the nerves.  By restoring and revitalizing the nerves Dr. Chase's Nerve Food removes the cause of  nervous dyspepsia, nervous headache, sleeplessness and irritability, and the many ills which  are an accompaniment of weak blood and shattered nerves.    Fifty cents a box at all deal--  ers or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  clad  Sojne  Rcmilt Certain.  "Well, talking with pa is bound to  have some good result, dear."  "Yes, that's just wbat I was thinking. If I don't get your hand, I shall  get his foot, that's certain."���������Comic  Cuts.  ���������  A  Visitor  Expected.  Caller���������Are yon the editor ?  Prizefighter���������Yes. I'm  the head hitter.   What do you want ?  Caller   (going)���������Nothing,   thanks.���������  They were young, shamefully young,  but they tried .to hide it and thought  they were succeeding fairly well. They  waded through indigestible dishes, in:  vented expressly for young men who  have not , yet acquired self assertive  stomachs, and tried to be nonchalant  in the eyes of the waiter. They made  each move with stiff deliberation, and  with due gravity discussed art, music  and the drama and settled certain deep  problems of humanity over which older  men are puzzling yet. In fine, they  were getting a huge and self satisfactory pleasure out of their superior existence when the girl came in.  She was a dainty and ethereal looking creature, and she modestly took a  scat at the opposite table with only a  cursory glance, of curiosity in their direction before she began,at the fatiguing  task of poring over .the menu card.  , The thin young man with the waving hair and the'white brow hung his  arm gracefully over the back of the vacant chair .next him .and assumed a  much louder and more animated tone  than he had been using.  "Yes," be said, "Cicero was right  when he averred that 'to study philosophy is to . prepare oneself to die.'  How true this is! Often when engaged  in some deep study that is perfecting  my mind for this world's battles I think  of this and declare, with Montaigne,  that after all the end of our race is-  death and lie who has learned to- die  has unlearned to save. I presume you  have read Montaigne," he added, addressing the others, but glancing at the  young lady, who was. however, quietly reading a newspaper.  "No," said the young man with the  cuffs, as he turned himself so the }*oung  lady   would   be   bound   to, look   him  straight in the  eyes  the next time she  glanced up.    "I have  not  studied him  deeply, and;' moreover, I do not care to,  contemplate so dismal a thing as death.  Life���������life with   its  endless  movement  and beautiful coloring���������is'what" interests me most, although, as McKay says,  'All  life  is  as  a  game of whist���������the  biggest liars win.'. "  The thin' young man was about to  answer this with a crushing blow from  the great Carlyle. which should at once  crush any previous statement and establish his right to be looked .at and admired, when the waiter- committed the,  awful indiscretion of setting down before the angelic, creature a common,  vulgar plate of ham and eggs.' As the  spirituello beauty, however, waded into  the base viands with great energy they  gradually recovered from the shock and.  returned to the attack.  Love and hate aud friendship, war.  pestilence and bloody murder, wine,  women and song, and the fate of nations and of creeds were discussed, all  the philosophies and all the philosophers  of ail ages were dragged, into service, and an amount of erudition that  should have won any woman's heart  was displayed, but all to no purpose.  The divinity merely ate and ate.  lt had just dawned upon them that  phe was of courso si' rare' and unapproachable being, who was insensible to  the attractions of handsome and brainy  men, when a fellow with a flaming  shirt front and a tie that would stop a  tornado walked in with the stump of a  cigar between his teeth and plumped  himself down opposite the fair vision.  To the two onlookers this was a hor-.  rible sacrilege, and each of the two felt  that it would be right to kick the coarse  fellow into the street if he were only  not so large. But the goddess only  looked up and said :  "Why, hello,   Billy 1    Awfully  yon blew in.'" "-." ,  ASTHMA   PERMANENTLY   CDEED.1    , tf|  A "Well-known Canadian Notary Public,!  Suffered, for 35 Years���������Permanently j  Cured by Clarke's Kola Compound.   |J  R.D.Pitt, Esq.,   Kamloops, writes:   "I had,,  suffered for afc least :j5  years from   the  great'!  oppressiveness,  of   asthma    and   shortness  o(.  breath.   I had duritifr  these  yeare' consulted,  many physicians and tried all tlie remedies, un- jl  til the doctor told me I might {jet temporary re-^l  lief ] but I would be always troubled. I tried Dr. jl  Clarke's Kola Compound, and after-taking the/^  li'rst battle 1 became gri-atly relieved, and three  battles have completely cured me.    i can noir'i  breathe as naturally as ever, and asthma does I  not trouble me in I lie least.   1 1 eel it my dutyjl  lo bear testimony to tlie marvellous  eff>.cfc   thia"  remedy has bad in my case, and would urce-all'  eufferfng from this disease to try Clarke's KMa^l  Compound, n- only those who have suffered all-;i  these years as I   have   can   appreciate  what sul  blessing' this   remedv must prove  to sufferers;}'  from aschrna."    Three bottles of Clarke's Kolal  Compound'are  guaranteed  to   cure."     A   free  sainplo will be sent, to'any person troubled with j  asthma.   Address, The (.frifHths Ss Macpherson 1  Co., 121   Church   Streci,- Toronto,   and. Van-f  couvor, H.C., Sole Canadian  Agents.   , Sold by I  all druggists.   When writing for  sample  mcn-dl  tion this paper. '  X  "rl  Clarke's Kiola Compound is the only pcrniau-',!  ont cure for asthma; it   ist now successfully J  used throughout the leading hospitals in. Eng-/J  land aud Canada. ���������   ��������� '  Ilia Criticism.  When the first edition of ,tbe "Sea-  eons" came out, the poet sent a hand-?!  somely bound copy to Sir Gilbert Elliott/|  of Minto. who had shown him kind'-ll  ness. Sir Gilbert took the book to hial  gardener, a relative of Thomson, who]  turned it over' aud over in his hands.J  gazing at it in admiration. Sir Gilbert']  said: Jl  "Well, David, what do you1 think out  James Thomson  now?   There's a book J  that will make him   famous the world*]  over and immortalize his name. .V        , if  "In   truth,"   said   David,   "it   is  a]l  grand book.'   I did na tliiuk the lad had.  ingenuity enow to hu' done aich a neati  piece o' handicraft."   -       '      ' 'A  U  MINARDS' LINIMENT ia the onl$|  Liniment asked for at my store and thej  only one we keep for sale.  All the people use it. ..'.���������  HARLIN FULTON.  Pleasant Bay, C.B.   .    ,  ILtins the  Left  Hanil.  Tlie superiority of 'Japanese drawing^  can probably be traced, tf> the custom o%$  that land to make the children practice!  painting and drawing without the use||  of any stick or supporting device for tluwl  hand. They are taught to draw at the;l  saiiie time they are taught to write thej  letters of the alphabet; and they' are>1  taught to uso both hands equally in the/  task.  - The natural preference given tQ tho'j  right arm has been explained physiolog- A  ically by the construction of the veins'l  and nerves that enter-the arms, those ofVJ  the right arm being more promiuent.Uf  The'reverse'is. the cage in the few who;y  aro naturally left handed.  .JUST   TICK THING THAT'S WANT-^  El).���������A pill thac ivcts upon tne   stomac������i  and yet is so compounded thac certain ingredients of it preserve their power to aot/lj  upon the uitoiiual canal'!, so as to clearjj  them of   excreta, the   reldution of which*  cannot, hut be   rntrtlu), win   long   looked^  for   by   the   medical   profession.    It wast  found   in   Pa-nnelee's   Vegetable     Pills, f  .which aro oho result ol' imiuti expert study, Vj  and are   scientifically prepared asalaxa-ij  tive and an alterative in one.  A Man  of Many  Names.  The Earl of Ancaster, in his 68 yearij  of life, has borne more names than fal'fJ  to the lot of most peers. He began lift*;;  as Mr. Heathcote. the son of Lord Ave-\  land. At the age of 37 he succeeded hj$  father as Baron Aveland. Ten years-ago1^  he   became   twenty-second - tiord   Wil- |j  loughby de   Eresby in succession to hisV  .-. and six years ago,he was made\|  if Ancaster     It was  through hi/4f]  mother  Earl    of.-Aiiusifiier       ii was   bunmgii m;  mother, that he .came into possession oiSS  most of . his   132.000  acres   and of   his];f,|  three castles in  Wales/  England. Scotland and^aj  In lioaicion Life Containing  Coiiilensed Wisdom for  Thousands.  A baker  Living at  257 Dundas Streot,  London, Ont.,  Geo. Roberts by name,  Recommends  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILL3  Because  They cured him.  He had  Pain in the Back;  His Urine  Was red-colored  And painful  In passage.  The cure through  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  Was quick and complete.  That*3 how they always act,  Because they're  For kidneys only.  If you have  Sick kidneys  Don't experiment  With an unknown remedy.  Take no substitute for  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLSL  m  1  UT 4>  WOMAN AND HOME.  I  A   NEW   YORK   CLUBWOMAN   WHO  THE  SOLDIER'S  FRIEND.  IS  Sff?iiM of tlie Tongue ��������� Honey I* n  C>ooil Thin^r���������A Woman and a Floor  linrrel ��������� Children In Church���������Tlie  Mutflvui Forty Wink*.  Mrs. Adelaide Wallerstein of 23 West  Sixtieth street, one of the most prominent  of New York clubwomen, is able to count  among her friends many' thousands of  grateful soldiers  During the war  with  Spain  sho  was  . chairman of * the Porto. Rican  division of  the women's-national  guard work     Soldiers are inclined to regard   Mrs. Waller-  ; fcteln as,a heroine,"ana she has-been visited  by some few battalions"of them.  What particularly endears Mrs. Waller-  stem to the soldiers is that she knew, just  what'to send them. Realizing the scarcity  of printed literature in camp, she originated the traveling library < for tho soldiers  and sent independently several hundreds  of entertaining volumes and periodicals  For blankets, disinfectants and other practical gifts the camps were indebted to Mrs  Wal lerstein To show that they kept thcii  benefactress in mind tbe soldiers hung a  large pictureof,her in the library at Ponce.  . ���������Mrs Wallerstein is a graduate of the  woman s law class of the New York university and a student in the Woman's  Medical college  .  * I suppose my fondness  for  soldiers is  only one phase of  my   interest  in  every-  pound of honey will go about as far as a  pound of butter, but if both articles be of  the best quality honey will cost the less of  the two. Often a prime article of extracted honey (equal to comb honey in every  respect except appearance), can be obtained  tor half the price of butter or less  We all know how children long for  candy This longing voices a need and  is another evidence of the necessity of sugar in our diet  Children should have all the honey at  each mealtime that they will eat. It is  safer and will largely do away with the  inordinate longing for candy and other  sweets  At the present day honey is placed on  the market in two forms, in the comb and  extracted. ' "Strained" honey, obtained  by mashing or melting combs containing  bees,'pollen and honey ..has slightly gone  out of use. Extracted ' honey is simply  honey thrown out of the comb in a machine.called a honey extractor.  The,silly stories seen from timo to time  In the papers about artificial combs being  filled with glucose and deftly sealed over  with, a hot iron have not the slightest  foundation in fact. For years there has  been a standing offer by one whose financial standing is unquestioned of $1,000 for  a single pound of comb honey made without the intervention of the bees. The offer  remains untaken and will probably always remain so, for the highest art of  man can ��������� never compass such ��������� delicate  workmanship as ' the skill of the bee accomplishes -���������     ',  from table linen is by rinsing the stains  in clear, cold rainwater, then washing  immediately in boiling water in the washing machine. When warmed water is used  for washing by machine or by hand, the  linen may be placed in the boiler and covered with cold rainwater, then allowed'to  boil a few minutes Every stain will disappear,' and it is ready for tho wash. For  washing windows I have found nothing  easier or' better than ammonia. It is  weakened with rainwater as little as it is  possible over it, rubbed over' the glass  with a soft cloth, dried and in a few minutes polished. This leave3 the glass beautifully clear. Turpentine is invaluable in  cleaning wood and gilt' frames. Apply  with cloth or "brush and dry with soft  cloth A bottle of hard or finishing oil  should be kept in everybome. . Its application where needed on furniture or  frames saves much of the extra hard work  at housecleaning.���������Housekeeper..  mus.  thing sick  ADELAIDR WALI.KUSTEIN.  and suffering," explained  the  philanthropist to a  New   York World reporter     "1 sent thein books.because I bc-  . J love that next to food and clothing hook's  aro the most essential aid to living for soldiers or for anybody else.    It is gratifying,  to know that I wasnot far wrongjn - my  .ludufjucnt us to .what they would need, and  it is rually a great pleasure  to -me to have  them como to sco mo as they come home/  ���������You    know,   too,"    Mrs.   Wallerstein'  wont on, "that 1 believe in helping people  with money so far as ono is able.     I  have  soon   many soldiers  in  absolute  poverty  and unspeakably grateful for the few dollars which I or some one  else was able to  give them     It is chiefly because of in,v experience with soldiers that 1  am going to  take a medical course.    I want to be able  to be in tho hospitals as doctor, nurse and  1 nond    I am ambitious to study the cases  ol tho patients, to treat them scientifically  and to givo them sympathy, advice, money  or whatever thoy may most need.    A poor  woman came to mo the other day and said  that  she   had  hoard that I never refused  anybody/anything;'-   That  is rather more  ot   a reputation.than  I care to live  up to,  but 1 was glad to see the woman's attitude  toward me none-the less.'"  Siyns of the Tongne.  One of the first things a physician docs  when consulted by a sick' person is to ask  to sco the tongue Ho docs this today per  haps more through following the. traditions ot the past th:������n because he expects  to learn a great deal by such an inspection Formerly the means of arriving at  f a diagnosis were fewer and less precise  than they now are, and the aspect'of the  tongue was hold to be of great impor  tance Now we have learned that the  tongue is changed in appearance by many  trivial causes and can only be relied upon  in a limited sense. Nevertheless there are  some valuable indications which' such an  inspection furnishes, says The Youth's  Companion  Tho tongue, is always' rendered less  moist than usual by fevers or inflammations This dryness may amount merely  to a little stickiness of the surface or there  may bo a total absence of moisture, the  tongue being dry as parchment, cracked  and dark in color  A furred tongue almost always indicates  that something is wrong with tho diges  tion, although smokers often havo a thin  coating, even when they have no stomach  trouble and in the inflammatory diseases  of the stomach there is little or no fur on  the tongue.  , A broad, flattened tongue, showing indentations at the sides from the pressure  of the teeth and a thick fur of a whitish  or brownish color, points to simple indigestion and loss of tone in the stomach  It calls for a laxative, a very plain diet  for a few days, chiefly of milk and lime-  water or vichy, and then perhaps a bitter  tonic for a week or two When the coating is yellowish, there is more or less  "biliousness" associated with the indigestion  In acute inflammation of the digestive  organs the tongue is rather dry, not usually heavily coated, brownish red in color  and sometimes smooth and glazed as if  varnished.  A Wo in mi and & Flour Barrel.  "It's no use  trying  to  trick  a woman  customer," said  a wholesale flour dealer  .of Philadelphia.    "Not  so long  ago, "he  continued, "'when,,I was still .in tlv2 retail  trade, we had a shrewd Irish woman for a  customer.    One day sho ordered' a   barrel  of a certain brand of flour.   "Wc happened  to be out of  the brand, but  I told her wo  could send her a barrel  of another brand  equally   good.    A  week  or so  after  sho  came into the store and declared  that sho  didn't like the flour and insisted on  having it taken back and tho brand she wanted sent instead     Well, we hauled the flour  back to the store ami. being  still   out  of  the brand wanted, filled up  the  returned  -barrel, put in sinew   head and  carted   it  back to' the woman again.     Wo heard nothing  more   about'.tho   matter   for. three  weeks, when ono day  she  came  into tho  store in a highly indignant frame of.mind..  'I want you to  send up to my  house and  haul chat flour away,' she exclaimed.^  " 'What's the matter now?" I retorted.- s  ": You sent me' back   the  same barrel 1*  had.'  "Of course I "denied it, but she floored  me. 'Huh,' ehs retorted, 'thsit's all very  fine! But. I had two bakin's out of'the  first barrel before I sent it back.' 'Yes,'  I assented, 'and you got a full barrel in  return..    Doesn't that prove'���������  " "Provenothin,'sheinterrupted. " "The  first two bakin's out of the barrel I got  tho second time were all right, but I want  you to know that f'always tsike my flour  but of ^ the barrel with a saucer. "When I  ,got down to the third bakin but of that  second barrel," I'���������  ,   "'Yes.'I   interposed weakly,-'what did  you do?'  " 'I found my saucer,' was her answer.  "Then   she  swept  out."���������Philadelphia  Inquirer  Children   In   Clixirch.  The lessons and tho prayers aro not  wholly beyond'children. Often they can  catch little bits that come within the ran go  of their small minds. But the sermons!  It goes to one's heart to sec, us I so often  do, little darlings of 5 or G years old forced  to sit still through a weary half hour,  with nothing to do and not one word, of  tho sermon that they can understand.  Most heartily can I sympathize with tho  little charity girl who is said to have writ-  ton to some friend: "1 think, when I  grows up, I'll never go to church no more.  I think I'ze getting sermons enough to  last me all my life."  But need it be so? Would it bo so very  irreverent to let your child havo a story  book to read during the sermon to while  away that tedious, half hour and to make  churchgoing.a bright and happy memory,  instead of rousing the"thought, "I'll never  go to church no more?." I think not, For  my;.part,. I should love to see the experiment tried. I am quite.sure.it would be  a success. My advice would be to keep  some books for that special purpose. T.  would call such books Sunday treats, and  your little boy or girl would soon*learn to  look forward with eager hope to that half  hour ouce so tedious. If.I were the preacher, dealing with somo subject too hard for  tlie'little ones, I should love to see them  all enjoying their picture books.���������"Lewis  Carroll's Letters."  The  Secret* of  Childhood.  It is ho wonder that all children Ipng to  be grown up when one thinks of the unnecessary plights and  slurs that are put  upon    their   youthful ��������� opinions,   of ' the  thoughtless cruo.ty with which their little  errors and embarrassments are held up to  the general ridicule     There is one refuge  open to the child, and sometimes it is the  only one, from harmful exposure and painful misunderstanding     That refuge is in  silence, and if we remember our own childhood moro vividly we should never say oi-  think tliat our children have- no secrets  from us.    Tho secrets of artless childhood  are indeed many.    Most  of them are  in  themselves trivial, a  few are important,  -but they are all important in that they,secure to him a privacy otherwise impossible, in the shelter of which his'inmost consciousness   of   self   remains   inviolate.���������  Elaine   Goodalc   Eastman    in   Woman's  Home Companion.  Ho'memnde Fairy Lamp'i.  The effect of the jeweled fairy lamp,  which is so admired in cozy corners, may  very easily be obtained' by an adjustable  globe covering. .This requires a ball  shaped -globe, and the host color is white  for the background. The jewels are set in  a net very much like "the beaded nets for  the hair. The meshes of the net are about  an inch in diameter, however,., and tho  jewels are of cut glass like those set in the  metal fairy lamps.  This net easily adjusts itself to- any  shape of globe, so that it appears to be a  part of the globe itself. The cord of which  ib is made is either white or silver or gold  covered.- the latter being much richer,  espccisilly when stretched over a red or  green globe.  The best imitation of the fairy, lamp at  home is made with an electric drop light,  as it hangs from the ceiling like the oriental lanterns which are considered indispensable to all cozy corners. '  The Accomplished and Winsome Gcl-  '       shti".  The geisha came into evidence in Japan  in the middle of the last'century, and in a  remarkably short timo her popularity was  such that her presence became indispensable at parties! which, but for her contagious vivacity and mirth, would perhaps  have been flat and insipid. Her duties aro  not merely to serve tea and dance for the  entertainment of her patrons, but she is  expected to laugh and talk gayly, even if  on the most trivial subjects. A-geisha  must bo highly accomplished in many  ways. She plays the samiscn and often a  number of other musical instruments,  dances, sings and talks, and hor remuncr-,  ation is generally hirgo.���������Onoto Watanua  in Ladies' Home .Journal.  Childish Pride In Clothes.  It is perfectly natural for a child to tako  pride in its clothing. A littlo girl's hair  ribbons and a little boy's neckties aro  matters of great concern to them, and  they should not be forced to wear that  which is soiled or crumpled to a point of  untidiness. To a child who doesn't revel  in tho luxuries of the rich the Sunday hair  ribbon is a highly prized possession. It  is well to develop this feeling, especially  .regarding cleanliness. A bsiby who has a  dislike for'soiled .hands' is not half so  hard to manage" as is'the rebellious youngster who, kicks and screams at the sight of  a wash rag or the smell of a cake of soap.  ���������New XGrk World.  Honey a Good Thing:.  It would be greatly for the health of  the present generation if honey could at  least be partially restored to its former  place as a'common article of diet, says  What to Eat  In many cases it may be a matter of  real economy to lessen the butter bill by  letting  honey in part  take its  place.   .A  Tlie MagicisI Forty Winks.  Every one accustomed to najyiing must  have remarked  how much  more  refreshing is a nap of 5, 10 or SO ���������minutes than a  long daytime sleep of  two or three hours.  This is because in a short nap  the brain  and senses are rested without relaxing the  muscular and nervous systems    It is simply a breaking up of  the current of conscious activity, thus restoring the tonicity  of  tho system; from which the inference  is clear that it is the nap habit of only the  "40 winks" order that is desirable to cultivate, and the duties of almost every one  will admit of such  refreshment  so far as  time is concerned.  Indeed there is no better way of  gaining  time  on  a  busy day  than to cut out 15  or  20  minutes for renewing the energies.    After a'morning's  effort body and mind both grow tired, the  work flags and "things go wrong."    Now  is the time for the magic dip, from which  you  return   to your post fresh, in  good  spirits, ready to  carry on  things  with  a  vim.    It scarcely seems  reasonable that a  few minutes' daily sleep should have any  marked effect  upon  the health, but that  such is the  case any one  may prove  by  trial.���������Ella Morris  Kretschmar in Woman's Home Companion.  After the Bath Tnke a Walk.  After having washed the body all over  in cold or tepid water dress warmly and  walk for an hour at least. Exercise is essential to :health, without which beauty  cannot exist. The fresh water stimulates  the blood and gives, naturally,", a. rosy-tint  to the complexion. The. exercise, shaking off the lassitude caused by fatigue,  gives a steady circulation to the blood,  which enables it to flow freely through  the natural channels and imparts to the  skin the fmsh color which is such a  charm.���������Ladies' Home Journal.  board-  When  Woman's Rights at Six.  Dolly, who is (5, was sent to the  ing school just before Christmas,  she came home for the holidays, she voiced  her many objections to the temple of  learning where her guardian had placed  her.  "I don't like to stand in - a straight  row," she said, "and I don't like to drink  out of a mug with a big 'Be Good' on it,  and I don't like to have my face washed  round and round as if it was a plate:"���������  Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  of olive oil, however, will work wonders if  carefully stroked in with the tips of the  fingers about the face and throat, left on  overnight and washed off in the morning  with tepid water, but no soap. This should  bo done about every third night, but where  the skin shows a tendency to be oily a  longer interval should be observed.  Anxious Old l<ttdy.  "Oh, my friends, there are some spectacles that one never forgets!", said, a lecturer, after giving a graphic "description  of a terrible accident he had'witnessed.  "I'd like to know;Who sellss'em!" remarked an old /.lady iji;the '.'audience who  is always mislaying?her glasses;���������American Hebrew,    t     ''-"'��������� ^t.C  A dietetic teacher advises elderly people  to abstain from ,- the use of stimulating  foods. The need is indicated' by- natural  inclination on the part .of persons, after  they, have ..passed the age of - 55, to return  to"* the simple ' foods of "-their childhood.  Bread and milk, for example, is usually  an esteemed diet by old people, and it is  an excellent one.  When a Chinese girl is married, her attendants are invariably tho oldest and  ugliest women anywhere to be found in  the neighborhood, who, arc engaged expressly to act as a foil to her beauty. It  is said that several exceptionally ugly old  women make a handsome income per annum by acting in this capacity.  CURTAIN   RAISERS.  To fix escaloped potatoes, take slices of  boiled potato and some good thick brown  gravy. Grease a pie dish, line it with  browned bread crumbs, set on these a layer  of potato, cover-with the, gravy and so, on  until the dish is'full. Scatter browned  bread crumbs over the top' and bake as  usual.  c When purchasing sheer linen handkerchiefs, those that aro pure linen may be  readily recognized, by moistening the tip  of the finger and stretching the fabric over  it Linen will show the moisture through  immediately, but cotton threads take more  timo to absorb the moisture.  Snge Counsel.  ��������� The lion is the boast to fight.  Ho leaps along the plain,  And if you run with all your' might  He runs with all Ins mane.  I'm glad I'm not a Hottentot,  But if 1 wero, with outward callum-   ,,  I'd cither fa hit upon the spot  Or hie me up a leafy pallum.  .1   '  The chamois is 'tho boast to hunt.  He's fleeter than the wind,  And wlii-n the.chamois is~in front  The hunter is behind.  Tho Tyro lose make famous cheese  And hunt the chamois o'er the chazzuma.  I'd choose the former, if you please,  For precipices "give me spazzums.       ***  The polar bear will make a rug      \  Almost as white as.snow, .'   .,--'.  But if he nets you in his hue  .Ho rar.ely lets you go,  And polar ice 'looks very nice,"  With all tho colors of a prigsum, ,.,  -But,'it,you follow my,advice, ' *���������"  Stay home and learn your catcchissum.  ��������� Kansas City Journal  Charles G. Craig is to star in "Shore  Acres" next season.  Mario Tempest is to star in "The Green  Carnation" in London.  Madeline   Bouton,   now the   Barones?  Nimptsch, declares  that  she has  retired'  from the stage forever,.  A San Francisco writer is moved to remark, "Nance O'Neill will some day wear  Sarah Bernhardt's crown."'  Augustus Thomas has completed a new  play entitled "Arizona," which will be  produced in Chicago early next season.  Augustin Daly has bought for this country Paul Hervicv's "The Law For Men,"  and Elcanora Duse will play it in Italy.  Ida Conquest-has been assured,of the  leadership in one of Charles Frohman's  regular companies in New York next' season. '  Otis Skinner is shortly to appear In an  adaptation of/. "Iie'lVCh,emi.neau," from  which Beerbohm Tree'took''Ragged Robin.".  Tho now Casino production in New  York is called "In Gay Paree." It includes a burlesque forecast of next year's  World's fair. '  ' Elila Proctor Otis, the popular actress,  is a first cousin of General Otis, the mill-1  tary commander of the United States  forces in the Philippines.  It has been discovered in England that  Squire Bancroft.'s title, "What Will tho  World Say?" which he gave to his new  play, is rather' an old one, having been  used as far back as 1841.  Ellen Terry appeared recently in the  costume of Queen Catherine in a platform  entertainment. She recited the trial scene,  taking also tho parts of Henry VIII and  the cardinal. She wore the costume of  tho latter. ��������� '���������  It is announced that Mary Marble/will  star next season in a piece called "A  Queen of the Night." Miss Marble, however, has announced her intention of resting throughout the whole'of the next season, and so the matter stands.   ���������  Heredity mid  Rnviroiinient.  Her clothes did not fit her. Her conversation also betokened the thoughtful person.  "Do you believe criminal tendencies to  be duo more to heredity or to environment in youth?" she asked eagerly.  "Alas, it is hard to say!" replied the  burglar in tho end cell. "I was an only  son, and 1 wore long curls until I was 10  years old! Which circumstance had the  more to do with making mo what I am I  cannot decide."  Here his"voice broke in a sob.���������Detroit  Journal.  The New Way.  They've broken down the barrier.  That custom used to raise.  The girl, if you would marry her,  Must do it all these days.  Papa and dearest, mamma seem  Not ���������'in if as ot yore.  When most thoy favor love's young dream,  Tlie moro you may deplore.  It used to be the proper thing  To cultivate mamma,  And givo her potted plants, and bring  Cigars for "dear papa,"  But fashion now has made ib wise  To court the girl alone,  To read her hieroglyphic eyes  And tremble on her tone.  Then in some lonesome, dark retreat,  Par from the haunts of men  Or maids, she'll bring you to her feet,   .  Then bring you up again.  She'll educate you to the ways  That suit her inclination  And marry you in ninety days  By average calculation.  ���������Chicago Record  BEE  BUZZES.   .  The  Lggs   of   worlcer r bees ' will   often,  hatch. ���������     -, '  It is best to havo! honey well refined before storing it away.    '  A young queen that has defective w-ings  6hould be destroyed.  Fruit bloom serves to build the bees up  strong, but docs not givo much,surplus.  Frames of empty comb's can best bo tak-  ��������� en care, of  by keeping  them  in ordinary  hives. ��������� '      -   " <"'"  Allow no  stock of any kind  to run in  the apiary during the winter unless- it be ,  poultry.      -  Pure granulated sugar is in every respect  as good as the best quality of honey for  feeding bees.  When a colony  dies  from  any, cause/  cleanse the hive thoroughly and rinsowith  boiling water. '    ��������� '  There is nothing more valuable in the  '  apiary than   empty combs.    Thoy should  bo well cared for.     ' .  Never move,a comb hastily'or hold a.  new comb horizontally, as it will prob'a.-  bty break and fall.  Make a nice entrance to each hive by-  spreading" sawdust in front up to the level  of tho bottom boards.  Mice often destroy colonics of boos, be-    l  sides  eating : large quantities of honey, if  onco they get into a hive.  One of the chief merits of flat bottomed  comb foundation for surplus is the fact  that it usually contains less wax than tho  natural base built by the bocs.. The greatest objection is that bees will gnaw it  more than thick foundation.���������St. Louis  Republic.  CHOP SUEY. .  A  Discovery.  Painter���������Penman's always finding  mare's nests.  Pointer���������What's he discovered now?  "That Kipling's poem, 'The White  Man's Burden,'is plagiarized."  "No?"  "Yes; he says it's purely plagiarized  from Tennyson's'Ring Out the Old, Ring  In the New.' "  To Remove Stains.  Stains on painted wood caused by spatters of mortar or lime may be removed by  rubbing with lemon juice; the paint will  resume its original color, and a little fur  niture oil well rubbed in will restore the  luster.    An easy way to remove all stains  Child Freedom.  The little girl of today and the little  boy of today are not allowed enough of  childish freedom. They havo freedom, you  say? Yes, but not of the childish sort.  The old fashioned girl and the old fashioned boy were restricted as to clothes and  evening parties, maybe, but they wero allowed to frolic and play games the whole  of the long summer afternoons. And their  mothers' houses were not thought one bit  too good for them to feel at home in.  Oh, Hully G!  We went to hear Melba as grand as could B.  Her singing, it suited us both to a T,  For the high note she reached was a beautiful  D.  But we'd  seats   in the orchestra center���������row  . E���������  So I reached for two high notes and each was  a. V,  And I'm "busted" from now till next Saturday, C?  ���������L. A. W. Bulletin.  Use Oil For Maasage.  A  dry massage will   increase wrinkles  rather than drive them away.    Six droos I  Kot For Her.  Mrs. Ezyfixt���������My Willie is getting great  enjoyment from collecting canceled postage stamps of various nations.  Mrs. Newrox���������My Harold started in on  that sort of thing, but I made him stop it.  I don't .allow anything secondhanded in  the house.  Even King numbcrt of Italy cannot resist the current craze for collecting China  ���������bric-a-brac.���������Albany Argus.  The Chinese bluo book > is out. No nation ought to bo able to issue as blue a  bluo book as China.���������Houston Post  The "open door" in China, if these international complications continue to pile  up,will.1 have to 'be changed to a "storm  door. "-���������New York Press.  China-is determined to resist Italy's demands. China, threatens to^become as  confirmed and chronic a resister as Turkey.���������New York Telegram.     "' ���������' '  China has the choice of saying whether  she will be peaceably sliced and quartered  or whether she will be put on ^the rack  and torn to pieces.���������Indianapolis News  Tho brightest schoolboy cannot, be expected to give the correct boundary lines  of China from day to day! . It puzzles the  dowager em press herself.���������Philadelphia  Record.  It's natural that Italy, "the boot of  Europe," should bo brought in to begin  the kicking down of the Chinese wall for  the grand final assault of tho powers.���������  St  Louis Republic.  China explains that Italy's note was returned.without reply, for fear that an answer would givo offense. Celestial politeness is equal to tho most highly civilized  article.  SOME  QUERIES.  aren't baseball grounds diamond-  the detective's salary always  The .Milk: Trnst.  The milk trust now a-forming  Will make the milkmen hump.  Already we can see them,  A-rallying round the pump.  ���������Philadelphia North American.  Why  fields?  Why isn't  spot cash?  Why isn't a slot, machine a sort of catchpenny affair?  Why isn't a  man weighed down   with  years under age?        t  Why isn't a skirt divided against itself  a pair of trousers?  Why isn't it a milk shake when the  milkman forgets to cail?  Why can't we hear the bed tick in tho  6ilent watches'of. the night?  W'hyis it that the meanest people always  have the longest'memories?  Why isn't correcting a bad boy an attempt to cure by the laying on of hands?  Why isn't sntan the labonng man's  friend if ho finds work for idle hands to  do?  r ; -STTTT  y.s-j'i .ix. j.  rg.'jr.'.1 e-" -������������������>.'.'> .��������� t. ���������*���������'.'  rss-  THE CUMBERLAND NE WS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M. E. Bissett Editor.  Snlscribers      failing      to   receive     The  If aws regularly will confer a favor by  noli-  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  ;Tran.sien.t Ads Cash in Advance.  'SATURDAY, JULY 22nd, -1899.  If mail is to be   carried frona^a-  naimp to Cumberland by August 1st  it is high time the road was put in  .condition to be traversed.  The Victoria Times prints a strong  article in favor of the Government  compeling railway companies to lise  use automatic couplers. ��������� In view of  jthe large number of accidents rc-  .' suiting each year from the absence  of automatic couplers, the p$int is  well taken.  ��������� The canine population qI this  town would seem to have formed an  Orpheus Club. About midnight,  peaceful sleepers are awakened by a  baritone howl beneath the window.  This solo is kept up.till an answering alto resounds from five hundred  yds distance. Then they have a  duet. A -mongrel cur now joins in  and soon tne charming voice of a  belated Thomas cat swells tho chorus  and you jump up, open j^ou window  ond throw your Sunday,go-to-meeting boots at the distiirbing element,  but they don't mind it. Not much!  Having drawn along breath during  the temporary interruption the quar-  tte strike up the familiar air "We  won't go home till morning" and  you might as well give in to superior numbers.  < \  "There is no suitablccoke in Brit  ish, Columbia  for the operation of  "��������� - i '  an iron maniifactury. The cost of  shipping the coke to British Columbia would of it self bp great induce-  mfint enough to bring the plant lo  the United States."���������Victoria Times.  (Quoted from tbe Ledger.)  It is a littls surprising to see a  paper supposed to be informed in  most matters concerning the Prov-  ince quoting a. paragraph like the  above.  - The Tacoma Ledger may or may  not know any better; It is to the  interest of Sound papers not to know  better. But surely tl|e Times ought  to know better than to spread su<:h  a, palpably, misleading statement a-  broac} without a word of denial.  It is '^rellknown to all having an\'  knowjccjge of the coal mining affairs  pf . B. C.',that the'Union Colliery Co.  have at Union Wharf 150 ovens,  capable of turning out 150 tons of  poke per day. The superior quality  of this, coke has been frequently de-  njonstrated by thorough testing.  Superintendent Aid ridge of the  Trail. Smelter stated that the Union  coke was almost the  equal of Con-  1- .-,v   ���������������������������' v.-;  \ ���������*:���������������������������" ' :������������������'^       : ���������������������������'��������� ������������������'���������������������������'���������'������������������  nesville (the best in America) coke.  . ��������� Tlie Eyeret smelter prefers Union  coke, to the Puget Sound article  though the latter is protected by a  high tariff.  -rP-  THE LATE JOHN WILSON  At an. .early  hour  last  Thursday  morning peacefu 11 y passed away in  sleep one of the best known pioneers  of this country in the person of Mr.-  John Wilson.    He had been ailing  a long, time, but his early death was  unexpected.    Some  weeks  a^o   he  W.as in town, as alert as ever, but it  ^as easy  to sec  that his  vigorous  manhood   was   gradually   failing.  ^Phe deceased gentleman was so'well  known to our readers thai a sketch  of; his life, is  hardly necessary.    To  his old friends, his many.good qualities are too well  known to be com-  men ted on.    To those  who had the  pleasures of meeting him lately, his  genial, kindly  nature   appealed as  much as the honesty   and uprightness v/hich   ever marked   his  business dealings.    One  and all  will  join  in deeply  regretting   that his  familiar  form will never  more   be  seen around  this district���������his early  home.  ���������I r>i<i -.  MAIL DAY.  In the early morning  all Union  - -from the solitary drummer (doomed to spend  a week  in town), who  holds undisputed reign on the Cumberland  Veranda, to the oldest in-  'habitant, male, 'female or  feline���������  wears a look of expectant  anxiety.  They gather in little groups(i. e. the  men-thev mostly do, nothing) on tlie  corners and 'wonder if the train will  be early.'   Then they 'wonder if the  wind is fair.'    Then they 'wonde if  the boat  will  call at the Islands.'  Finally,   they   wonder if the  boat  will come at all.    A little thing like  sending tbe purveyor of H. M. Mail  off on   a  picnic  isn't reckoned   to  make much odds.  About noon, everyone goes home.  Some go home to 'lunch', some for a  'bite to eat',some to 'dinner',others  again to 'grub up.' At this eventful me.il the whole question of mail  is re-hashed with as much gravity  as the British Cabinet would discuss the Eastern question.  At 3 p. m. Unionities having become tired of minding the neigh-  b -rs' business (that takes them from  Friday morning to Wednesday at  ���������noon), and having passed around  the last bit of slander and gossip  are.reduced to a pitiful state indeed.  They have nothing at all to do ami  Satan himself seems short of Ms  stock-in-trade supplied them freely  the rest of the week. '."  3.30.    Arumor flies around from  where- sits  chewing   gum  to  where= is dusting bottles, that  the boat is in. This amazing intelligence somewhat revives "the  town. At 4.30 a whistle is heard,   sitting in state  ���������rig with  W-A^-TISD���������To form a class for  etlor.thq.nd. Latest improved Pitman   system.       Apply   at    News  behind tears wildly down to the station' followed by all the nien; boys,  dogs, girls.and most of the women  in town.  is there with a benevolent grin. wearing tlie air  of a patient martyr  who-wants-the  people to know it. looks every  inch an Alderman���������of Cumberland.  Only the Chinaman and dogs don't  look like gaping idiots On the  platform they all stand and stare at  the unlucky passengers as civilized  people would at  some strange wild  beasts.     Then looks  around  with the air of a tin god on wheels.  The whistle bluws. The train starts.  The show is over.  M. G. '   '  (We have a standing offer to publish everything sent us unless it is  too personal, so though the above  is not very flattering in it goes.  Ed. News.)  | "        LOCAL   BRIEFS. |  Pay day to-day.  Mrs. Fachner returned thi- w.eek.  Mrs. McKnight came ho-:j-.  yesterday.  Mr. A. Rennison   is   back,   from  California.  A miner had his  ankle hurt' at  No. 4 yesterday. ,  ���������  Prof.   Clerc,   optician,   is at   the  Cumberland.  jNJr. Wm. Holden, General Agent,  F. L. A-. went down on Friday's b jat.  <  Hugh   Grant  has begun   shipping  vegetables to Texada.  Mr. W. Mitchell was a passenger  on Wednesday's boat.  Vancamp's Syrups, Catsups and  Park beans at Moore's.  Miss Willemar returned from  Victoria, where she "' has been attending school, last boat.  "Schilling's Best" Baking Pom-  der, Coffee,and Spices at Moore's,  Try a package of "Lipton's celebrated   Tea."    50  and 60  cents a  ��������� pound at Moore's.  Mrs. Greenshiclds is visiting her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald,  at Comox.  ��������� Miss Ruth Denton, organist of the  Methodist Churcn has resigned.  Mrs. Abrams returned last boat  from a visit to her mother  ut Nil-  i  naimo.  All Slimmer Goods, Blouses, UnV  der wear,-and Children's Di esses at  Big Reductions at Gus. Hauck's.  "For camping out,"-take Deviled  Crab, Ham, Chicken, Turkey, Duck,  Potted, Veal and Tongue, at Monro's.  200 Pairs of Ladie s Tan Oxford  and Button Shoes at actual cost at  Gus. Hauck's.  r  ��������� Quite a few in town are taking  the courses ofthelnternotional-Cor  respondence Schools Scranton, Pa.  The farmer's had their. hay considerably dampened by, the heavy  rains this week.  Mrs. and Miss Miss Simpson of  Victoria, are enjoying a visit to  Mrs. McCallumat Courtenay.  --_; Dr. Millard's cottage is rapidly  nearing completion. < Dr. and Mrs,  Millard expect to-take, possesion-by  the 1st of August,  Miss M. Tarbell returned Wednesday from an extended visit to  Mrs. McMillan, Denman Island.  The Misses McMillan came up with  Miss Tarbell.  T. D. McLean having now arriv-  . ed'back in Cumberland, to take up  his place once more in his store, wil  be pleased to see his   old customers  and friends.  "for*  HAMILTON CASH REGISTER "  FIRE   PROOF SAFES  v   RAYMOND SEWING MACHINES  and PRATT'S WALL PAPERS ,  iii  Finest Equipped Bicycle Repair Stop in tlie  Province.  ^1  SeiJd for prices & Estimates  ���������   A.   L.  OLD POST 0PPICE,    VICTORIA.  ������gggefea^^a������ssgggggggggggggaggggggsgg@g^sesg8geg &e  WEILER BROS  Fqrriiture,  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etcr* ~  VICTORIA,  B  C.  Crockery;,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Woodenware,������  Bar Outfits,  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C.  THE SCHOOL YEAR    BEGINS.  FIRST   MONDAY   OF  SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST  WEEK OF JUNE  The Course of Study is divided into five grades:  Primary, Junior, Preparatory, Senior and Graduating,  and comprises Reading, Spelling, Elocution, Grammer, Rhetoric, English Literature, History,  Geography,   Botany,   As-  ' trqnonvy, Natural History. Geology, Geometry, Latin, Pay-  sie's Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and Map-Drawing, French  conversation compulsory for those who learn the lauguage.  .- Due attention is paid; to plain Sewing, Darning, Mending, etc., etc. Weekly instructions are given in domestic  economy, politeness, and all that constitutes lady-like deportment. :- .:'. ."''-��������� .'/ 7  Special attention is paid to pupils preparing for Teachers'  Examination. In the COMMERCIAL CLASS, instruction is  given in Penmanship, English,  Book-Keeping,   Stenography, ;  .Typewriting .and all the branches of   a   business,  education.  For further information address '"������������������'';,.  THE SISTER ^SUPERIOR.  The "orchestra on wheels," so far  has been rather unlucky. One of  the riders had the misfortune to  run into a log on the side of the  road, but was not seriously hurt,  only getting a few slight bruises.  Prof. J. Gabriel Clerc, eye specialist, whose ad appears in another  column comes well recommended by  the numerous cases he has treated  successfully in Nanaimo and other  cities in this province. Those who  have eyes that require treatment would do wfcll to consult him  at once as, we understand, his stay  in town will be short.  The store of Mr. T. H. Caiey was  entered by a window last Saturday  night and two pieces of cloth and a  coot and vest stolen. Mr. Carey did some dotectivs work on his  own account with the result that he  found the clothes in a Chinaman's  room at the New England.  Policeman Thompson arrested the  Celestial and Judge Abrams sea-,  tencenced him to 3 months and a  fine of $75. Mr. Carey is out $8���������  the price of a piece of cloth���������*m the  racket.  Since March we have received letters addressed to Mr--Esq and beginning Gentlemen, Dear Sir, and  Dear Sirs, but the-very latest is air  invitation from the manager of the  Spokane Industrial Exposition to  the 'Editor of the News and lady.'  Neither of us L~ going.  I HaVe  Received  BY DIRECT IMPORTATION, A CHOICE  SELECTION OF  English and  Scotch Suitings.  Gall and Examine,  P. Btawe  \4  m  1 <������I  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS,  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS. .       .   ;  ������, Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto.  Send for our Large Illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free. -i mv J  (t\j  i

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